Thursday, July 30, 2015

Welcome Katie O'Sullivan and CRAZY ABOUT YOU

Katie O'Sullivan is with me on today's Thursday Book Spotlight. I'm featuring her latest release CRAZY ABOUT YOU.

Drawn together by a dead cell phone, it's the dead body that changes everything. 

Blurb:

Climate scientist Chase Anderson races from one project to the next, unwilling to slow down in his quest to save the world’s oceans. He has no time for family or relationships until he crashes into an impetuous blonde with a quirky sense of humor. One sizzling kiss makes him seriously reevaluate his priorities. And his sanity.

Emma Maguire left her small Cape Cod hometown years ago, seeking the fast pace and anonymity of New York City. She’s not sure what she’s searching for, but when a family crisis brings her home to Provincetown she’s caught in a crazy tangle of half-truths and mistaken identity… and falls for the handsome stranger who broke her cell phone.

Will untangling the web of lies drive them crazy, or lead to something even crazier – like love?

Excerpt:

A blinding smile lit her face, and she waved with enthusiasm. His heart skipped a few beats as his blood all went lower down.

She beelined to the table, calling his name. “Chase? Chase! It’s so good to see you again! Thanks so much for inviting me to lunch!”

He found himself rising to greet her for the second time inside an hour. Instead of sitting, she came to where he stood and wrapped her arms around his neck. She planted an exaggerated kiss on his cheek, like the one he’d envied Tony for the prior day, those soft red lips wet on his skin. His arms slipped around her waist and his stomach clenched hard, inappropriate thoughts racing through his head at breakneck speed, leaving him dazed. Staring down, he saw similar confusion mirrored in Emma’s eyes, as if she felt it too, that electric current running fast and furious between them at every point where their bodies connected. And she wasn’t letting go.

Buy Links:

AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/Crazy-About-You-Katie-OSullivan-ebook/dp/B00ZYWN82G

THE WILD ROSE PRESS: http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/maincatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=6322

BARNES & NOBLE: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/crazy-about-you-katie-osullivan/1122195178?ean=2940151224987



About the Author:

Katie O’Sullivan lives with her family and big dogs on Cape Cod, drinking way too much coffee and inventing new excuses not to dust. Living next to the Atlantic influences everything she writes, from her Cape Cod romances to her YA series about the mermaids who live near her beach. A recovering English major, she earned her degree at Colgate University and now writes romance and adventure for young adults, and something steamier for the young at heart.


Website: www.katie-osullivan.com

Blog: http://katieosullivan.blogspot.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKatieOSullivan

Twitter: https://twitter.com/OkatieO

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3326303.Katie_O_Sullivan

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/author/katieosullivan

Monday, July 27, 2015

Phoenix Contract free on Amazon today!



PHOENIX CONTRACT is a New Adult paranormal fantasy by debut author Melissa Thomas. It's a five part serial, and all of the serial parts (Parts 1 to 5) will be FREE on Amazon Kindle July 27! Let's sample a taste of  PHOENIX CONTRACT:

Blurb:

Centuries after the fallen angels left heaven to live among humans, their Nephilim descendants dwell in secret, hidden from the modern world. Once, a charismatic leader known as the Phoenix led their people, but he vanished centuries ago. The few surviving Great Houses are in decline, bickering over petty rivalries while a handful of faithful warriors battle to keep the forces of evil at bay.

Eighteen-year-old Aiden McLachlan devotes her life to her studies and pursues her lifelong goal to become a full-fledged Watcher. But everything she knows of her life is a lie and everyone a liar. Through a strange twist of fate, she finds herself caught up in an ancient prophecy.


The stars predict the rebirth of the Nephilim leader, but the mystery must be unraveled or the Phoenix cannot rise. With a soul-eating demon, a coven of ancient vampires, and a hardheaded Celtic warrior competing to subvert the Phoenix, Aiden doesn't know where to turn or who she can trust.


Phoenix Contract Part One:  http://goo.gl/6XkZ5P



Phoenix Contract Part Two:  http://goo.gl/Xc0nQg



Phoenix Contract Part Three:  http://goo.gl/0aJaOC



Phoenix Contract Part Four:  http://goo.gl/S3CTf7



Phoenix Contract Part Five:  http://goo.gl/cJSxsk



Link to Boxed Set (Parts 1-5):

$2.99 on Amazon  Kindle:  http://goo.gl/nEBP8o

Excerpt:

“I won’t help you,” Matthew said, “no matter what you do to me.”

“Oh, but I think you will,” Daniel disagreed. “Once I turn you, then you’ll be more than happy to help.” Lightning swift, the vampire lashed out and seized Matthew’s wrist, forcing the priest’s arm down.

Matthew cried out in pain as Daniel squeezed his wrist until his hand opened and the crucifix dropped to the ground.

Aiden shouted and swung her crucifix around to protect Matthew, but she was too slow. Daniel dragged Matthew away and thrust the priest toward his minions.

“Hold him,” Daniel said.

Immediately, the carrot-topped boy and the policewoman caught hold of the priest.

Aiden expected Daniel’s attack, but that didn’t prepare her for the vampire’s speed. Daniel rushed her, progressing so fast his contorted face filled her vision. She kept the crucifix level and aimed for the vampire’s eyes, but Daniel caught hold of her wrist with disturbing ease. Then he twisted her arm, causing a wrenching pain in her shoulder. Against her will, Aiden bent over to avoid having her arm torn from the socket. She lost her grip on her crucifix.

“Let her go!” Matthew shouted. “She’s done nothing.”


Daniel immobilized Aiden, ignoring her struggles. He forced her head to the side and exposed her throat. “Oh, I don’t think so. I want you to suffer, Matt,” he said. “As a self-styled Lord of the Night, I’m rather pleased with the revenge I’ve concocted. So I’m going to eat your pretty daughter and make you watch.”


Author Bio and Links:

Melissa Thomas breathes life into her dreams, bringing imaginary characters and fantasy worlds into our reality. She loves her characters so much they become her alter-egos, enacting the exciting adventures she envisions for them. She is a resident of San Francisco, California and adores the picturesque city by the bay. Her hobbies include surfing and scuba diving.

Phoenix Contract is her debut novel. 

You can learn more about Melissa at http://thephoenixascending.blogspot.com/

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Angela Hays and LOVE'S BATTLE!

Fellow Wild Rose Press author Angela Hays is taking over my blog today to talk about time travel and her time traveling romance LOVE'S BATTLE. Take it away, Angela!

If you could live in any period of time, which one would you choose?


While writing Love’s Battle, I had to choose multiple time periods for my characters to live among. Reincarnated life after life to bring lovers together, their lifeline stretches across twelve hundred years.

From Scotland in the middle 800’s to Norway during the 10th century, on to Belgium, Russia, and Tunisia, before bringing them to the USA in the 17th century for the first time, then back to Spain, and  sending them once again back to America. The three women were exposed to various cultures, beliefs, and traditions, given the access to a plethora of different ways of life and the skills to conquer each one, many of which stick with them no matter what life they’re living in.

Faith is fond of weaving, Hope enjoys using her knowledge of gems, and Love, while she’s fond of swordplay, takes pride in reminding today’s citizens of the many ancestors who came before them and the contributions they made to the world.

If you were to ask them what life they could relive again, I’m confident they would each answer differently.

Faith, no doubt would chose life in Norway as a Viking. Hope, life number seven in Tunisia- it’s the last time she was truly happy. Love, she wouldn’t give you a straight answer. Her next life is always her favorite. She lives for the unknown and finding out what secrets it holds.

While I love modern technology, medicine, and electricity, I’d like to try living during the Victorian Era in England. But only if I can have a fat purse and equally fat closet full of awesome clothes!

If you could live in any time period, which would you chose?




Title: Love's Battle
Series Name: True Blue Trilogy
SubGenre(s): Time Travel, Paranormal, Fantasy
Imprint: Faery
Length: Rose
Rating: Sensual (PG-PG13)
Page Count: 310
Word Count: 69678

TAGLINE

“If love isn’t worth fighting for, what is?”



BLURB

Love Howard has more than a knack for matchmaking. Born from a forbidden passion and a twelve-hundred-year-old promise, she and her sisters can literally see true love. And while Love has no problem bringing other couples together, her own romantic life could use a little help.

Danton DeAngelo has always been well grounded in reality. So it throws him for no small loop when the woman he’s fallen for believes that she’s been reincarnated eleven times and can actually see true love.

Now Danton is faced with the biggest decision of his life. Accept Love for who she really is, or walk away from her forever.


EXCERPT

“That was close,” I breathed when we were outside, an entire building between myself and the best man.

“It’s about to get even closer.” Faith smiled, making me instantly wary. I knew what was coming. She’d seen it. They both had.

“What do you mean?” I asked, playing dumb.

“Look at him again, and you tell us,” Hope challenged.

Dutifully I opened the door. Keeping to the shadows, I stepped inside, just enough to get another look at Danton DeAngelo. There he was laughing with his friends, what a beautiful sight. Male perfection bathed in the same powder blue light that all souls gave off when they were destined to be together. Blowing out a breath, I closed the door and faced my sisters.

“He’s blue.”

“He’s not the only one, honey.” Hope smiled, holding out a compact mirror she had pulled from her purse.

Snatching it from her, I peered into the reflecting glass. There was my image, the one I’d spent twenty five years looking at, the one I saw mirrored in the face of my sisters. Except, unlike yesterday, I could now see a telltale blue glow around my face. Faint at first but growing stronger with every second. Closing the compact I could see the glow encompassing my hands. I looked down and around. Like a bad rash, it was all over me.

“I’m blue!” I declared, pointing out the obvious.

“True blue, true love. YOU are the future Mrs.Danton DeAngelo.” Hope gloated taking her compact back.

“Ah damn!” I whined.


BUY LINKS:

Amazon http://bit.ly/LovesBattle

Amazon Uk http://www.amazon.co.uk/Loves-Battle-True-Blue-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00J9VXWGK

The Wild Rose Press  http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/maincatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=index&manufacturers_id=1103

Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/loves-battle-angela-hayes/1119985601?ean=2940149742493

All Romance Books https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-love039sbattle-1576941-143.html

Bookstrand http://www.bookstrand.com/loves-battle

Itunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/loves-battle/id903146052?mt=11

Book Trailer:



BIO:
A married mother of two, I split my time between bringing characters to life by computer, and yarn to life with needle and hook. You can find me at www.authorangelahayes.blogspot.com where I help connect readers and the authors they love.

Other places you can find me:

www.facebook.com/imahayes

https://twitter.com/imahayes

www.pinterest.com/imahayes

http://www.manicreaders.com/AngelaHayes/

www.amazon.com/author/angelahayes

https://www.goodreads.com/author_angelahayes




Tuesday, May 26, 2015

We're having a party!

I'm getting together with five friends to host a Facebook party on Monday, June 1! It's going to be tons of fun with games, quizzes, interviews and plenty of prizes. The party runs from 6pm - 9pm MST (7pm - 10pm PST, 5pm - 8pm CST, 4pm -7pm EST) See you there!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Nominated for a Rone Award!

OMG! I just found out my humorous contemporary romance has been nominated for a Rone Award in the Steamy Contemporary category at Ind'Tale Magazine. Total surprise! If you can, please vote for ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID. Voting is open only between May 18 and 22 and you must log in to vote, but it's free. Thank you!

To vote, Please go here:  http://indtale.com/2015-rone-awards-week-six

Wish me luck!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Release Day for CARPE DEMON by J.C. McKenzie!

It's release day! CARPE DEMON, Book 3 in J.C. McKenzie's Carus Series is available today. Check it out!



Blurb:

As an ambassador with the Supernatural Regulatory Division, Andy McNeilly is responsible for acting as the Liaison for the Vancouver Vampire horde. The problem? She detests the Vampire Master, and the SRD can’t discover the beast she keeps locked inside. 

After a menacing Demon throws an important Vampire event into chaos, Andy finds herself sniffing out crime scenes to identify and locate the mystery fiend from the nether realm. What she learns chills her bones. 

Threatened by the Master Vampire to deal with the Demon, Andy's complicated personal life doesn't make things easier. She's willing to risk her life and pride to keep loved ones safe. But how can she make a choice that will break one heart…and complete another?


Excerpt:

The Demon’s grin widened. Standing a foot away from him with no room to maneuver and nothing to separate us, the serrated details of his shiny enamel glared at me. 

My fingertips tingled as I started to shift.

Not fast enough. 

The Demon lunged. His long nimble fingers closed around my neck as I shot my hands out, inside his arms, and dug my claws into his face. My elbows pushed against the insides of his arms. His hold should’ve weakened, but this Demon possessed uncanny strength. His frame stretched, growing to almost eight feet in height and giving his body an emaciated appearance. He pulled me close, his nose touching mine. I wrenched to the side, but my toes dangled above the floor.

“Bola sends his regards,” he said, his breath hitting my face.

My gums stung as fangs protruded and I hissed at him, ready to make the full change and get my fight on. I yanked on the mountain lion and spurred her into action.

“By all means, little nugget, shift into one of your animals.” He gnashed his sharp teeth together. “I love to rend the flesh of livestock, to mutilate the bodies of creatures, and to smash the bones of beasts.”

Buy Links: 



Contest:

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About the Author:


Born and raised on the Haida Gwaii, off the West Coast of Canada, J.C. McKenzie grew up in a pristine wilderness that inspired her to dream. She writes Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Paranormal Romance Writer Chrys Feys Visits Today!

Hi, everyone! My name is Chrys Fey and today I am going to tell you about the two main characters from my short story, Ghost of Death. :)


The Ghost:

Name: Jolie Montgomery
Occupation: College Student
Hair/Eye Color: Brown/Blue
Age: Twenty-one
Actress: Vanessa Marano (from Switched at Birth)
Strength: Her journalist skills.
Weakness: Her desire not to be a ghost.
Parents: Bill and Martha Montgomery (Banker and housewife.)
Favorite Color: Pink
Quote: “Being a ghost sucks!”

Vanessa Marano
Image from Wikipedia


The Detective:

Name: Avrianna Heavenborn
Occupation: Detective
Hair/Eye Color: Blonde-White/Green
Age: Twenty-six (Yes, she's young but good.)
Actress: Mila Jovovich (from Ultraviolet and Resident Evil)
Strength: Her detective skills and determination.
Weakness: Her difficult, mysterious past.
Adoptive Parents: Peter and Laurali Zota. (Both deceased.)
Favorite Color: Neon Green
Quote: “I’ve arrested all kinds of murderers, including parents.”

Mila Jovovich
Image from Wikipedia


Title: Ghost of Death
Author: Chrys Fey
Genre: Supernatural/Suspense
Format: eBook Only
Page Count: 41 (short story)
Release Date: April 22nd, 2015
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Blurb:

Jolie Montgomery, a twenty-one-year-old woman, wakes up in an alley next to her corpse. She has no memories of her murder or the night she died. She didn’t even see the killer’s face before he or she took her life. Wanting justice, Jolie seeks answers in the only way a ghost can...by stalking the lead detective on the case.

Avrianna Heavenborn is determined to find the person responsible for a young woman’s death. She gets closer to the killer’s identity with every clue she uncovers, and Jolie is with her every step of the way.

But if they don’t solve her murder soon, Jolie will be an earth-bound spirit forever.


Book Links:
Excerpt:

            With the sound of her mom’s grief wafting up to her, Jolie came to terms with her present state. I’m dead and now my mom knows it. She eyed the door in front of her. She hadn’t yet walked through a door, but if her hand could pass through metal then she knew she could move
through wood.
If I have to be a ghost then I’ll be a damn good one. All across the afterlife I’ll be known as the Ghost of Death! And I’m going to start by walking through this damn door!
            She would’ve taken a deep breath to brace herself if she could have, so she mentally pumped herself up instead. You can do it! Easy-peasy. Nothing to it. And she took a step forward. Solid matter slipped around and through her form. On the other side, a familiar site confronted her: a black and white bed, the bright green shag carpet in the middle of the room, and a white desk.
            Stepping up to her desk, Jolie eyed her ancient desktop computer, the one she used before her dad gifted her with a laptop when she announced she was accepted to the local university. Wanting to send out the first ever tweet from the afterlife, she pushed the button to bring the device to life, but her finger poker straight through it. Resigning to her Twitter-less fate, she moved toward the full-length mirror hanging on the wall. She saw nothing. Not even a shimmer in the air hinted at her presence.
            Being a ghost sucks!


Available for PRE-ORDER:


Blurb:

Detective Reid Sanders doesn’t believe in the supernatural, but when he’s faced with a crime scene that defies the laws of nature, he has no other choice but to start believing. And solving a magical murder involves working with a witch.

Liberty Sawyer embodies the look of your classic evil witch, so, it’s no surprise when she uncovers the murderer is a witch that she becomes Reid’s number one suspect. If she can’t convince him otherwise, more people could lose their lives to dark magic, including her.

Book Links:


BIO:

Chrys Fey is the author of Hurricane Crimes and 30 Seconds. She is currently working on the sequel to Hurricane Crimes that’ll serve as book two in the Disaster Crimes series.

When Fey was six years old, she realized her dream of being a writer by watching her mother pursue publication. At the age of twelve, she started writing her first novel, which flourished into a series she later rewrote at seventeen. Fey lives in Florida where she is waiting for the next hurricane to come her way.

You can connect with her on Facebook and her blog, Write with Fey. She loves to get to know her readers! 


Author Links: 
Facebook / Blog / Website / Goodreads 


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