The Necromancer’s Seduction Blog Tour w Giveaway

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The Necromancer's Seduction

The Necromancer’s Seduction

The Necromancer Series, Book One
Mimi Sebastian

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Publisher: ImaJinn Books

Cover Artist: Patricia Lazarus

Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/sCnfq9Se7bU

Book Description:

She has never feared the walking dead. It’s the power required to reanimate the dead that startles her, seduces her. The power that dwells inside her…and is growing.

For Professor Ruby Montagne, being a necromancer has brought her nothing but heartache, and she walked away from that part of her life long ago. However, her quiet existence in San Francisco is shattered when she stumbles upon the body of a slain witch, and the supernatural community insists she transform him into a revenant to track the killer. But his murder was just the beginning, and Ruby soon realizes that the stakes are higher than anyone can imagine—and that revenants have nasty minds of their own.

Now demonic creatures have escaped into the human world, and zombies once again walk the streets. For humanity’s sake, Ruby forms an unlikely alliance with a witch, a zombie, and Ewan March, a demon warrior who sets her senses on fire.

She’s always distrusted demons and Ewan is no exception, but circumstances push them closer together, and Ruby not only finds it harder to resist him, she isn’t sure she even wants to. But she suspects his job of patrolling the portal separating humans and demons conceals a dark and deadly past that may consume them both.

With events spiraling out of control, Ruby unravels a plot that not only threatens the human and demon realms, but puts Ruby’s very soul in jeopardy. Because when the dead walk, no one is safe. Especially Ruby.

My Review:

What a fun read. If I had to chose only one sentence to describe that would be it. It’s a really fun way to start a series. There’s enough to keep everyone entertained. And a good plot line and story to go with it. There’s also plenty of supernatural creatures to go around. 

Ruby a necromancer, though not necessarily by choice. She’s actually pretty awesome, but not because she dominantly kicks ass, more like she works for it, and is dedicated enough. I really enjoyed her character. And I also enjoyed her relationship with her best friend Kara, who is a trip. And there’s plenty of HAWT man pieces to go with it 🙂 

I happen to love demon books, because there’s so much you can do with them. It’s not like a vamper, where you’re either a sparkler, or a total blood sucker who kills everything LOL Ok, so maybe vampers are a little more complicated, but back to the demons. The author has a great way of playing into the norm, while making it her own as well.  It’s also written like an urban fantasy while having a little romance on the side. But plenty of action, and some crazy moments. Sometimes funny, sometimes creeptastic, sometimes downright scary. I will say those are exciting moments. 
I definitely enjoyed this one, and though I am keeping a little more tight lipped than normal, it’s only because of major spoilers that would come out of them. So I recommend you check this one out! I will but waiting in line for book two to come out and play! 🙂 4.5 AWESOMELY CREEPTASTIC PAWS!!
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Author Interview:

I just want to thank you again so much for taking the time to answer questions for my blog! 

Thanks to you for hosting me 🙂

First, tell me a little about your book :)…

It’s the first in a three book series about the journey of Ruby, a necromancer. In Necromancer’s Seduction, the supernatural community insists she transform a slain witch into a revenant to track a killer, which starts a series of events. Ruby forms an unlikely alliance with a witch, a zombie, and Ewan March, a demon warrior who sets her senses on fire. She’s always distrusted demons and Ewan is no exception, but circumstances push them closer together, and Ruby not only finds it harder to resist him, she isn’t sure she even wants to.

Ruby’s power almost has a mind of its own and influences her in negative ways. And there are definitely limits set, lines that a necromancer should never cross, because it warps them, so it’s fun to explore what happens to her when she crosses those lines. In my mythology, without giving too much away, necromancers were born from the interference of the demons in the human realm. Necromancers have the ability to reanimate the dead, create zombies and revenants. Those are the basic powers, but I expand beyond those abilities with each book, which plays into the necromancer/demon mythology.

Do you recall how your interest in writing originated or did you always just know?

I have journals starting back from when I was ten or twelve years old. I used to write a lot of poetry and short stories. Writing has always been a part of me, but I never sat down to write a book until a couple of years ago. The other day, I was digging through stuff I’d written in college and old journals. I was amazed in reading that old stuff, how I could see my writing voice emerging. It was quite an eye opener.

What inspired you to write your first book and what was it?

It was really the characters speaking to me and telling me this story. I never thought my heroine would be a necromancer, but once I began writing the story, I became more and more intrigued with exploring her character, and how she coexists with this intense power.

Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?

This is a great question and I’m happy to say I’ve never met or encountered a necromancer or zombie 🙂 I do include little tidbits based on when I lived in West Africa.

How do you choose when/which characters die in your books?

Oh, this is an interesting question because I realized in writing the third book of the series that one of my beloved characters had to die in order to push Ruby in a direction she wouldn’t otherwise go. I have partially written that scene and it makes me so sad. But that came to me in one of those writer moments when I’m plotting or thinking about the story and pop. Oh yeah, so and so has to die. Bummer.

Who do you look up to as a writer?

Ray Bradbury. Not only did he craft some amazing stories, his writing was incredible.

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your book?

Oh god. Never ask this of a writer J Absolutely, that’s why I just stay away from it after I proof the galley of the book.

What book are you reading now? Or what genre?

Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz, and lots of comics, that includes an awesome comic called Revival about a town where all the dead people come back to life, so the town is trying to understand how it happened and how to deal with the “zombies”. Another unique take on zombies.

Who designed the cover? And do you help with them?

The publisher has a designer, Patricia Lazarus, who did a great job. I did have input.

If you could be one of your characters, who would you chose?

Ruby, totally.  She’s surrounded by so many hot men 🙂

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

Thanks for reading books! I’m a reader too and it’s a great thing to immerse oneself in a story and characters.

About the Author:

Noemi Ghirghi writes as Mimi Sebastian and raised herself on books and the strange and unusual with an unhealthy dose of comics and Scooby Doo. Loving angst-filled romance thrown in the mix, she decided to blend all those elements in a steamy mix in her first Urban Fantasy series, the Necromancer Books. The first book, The Necromancer’s Seduction, debuts July 15, 2013, with ImaJinn Books.

Noemi spent two years in the Ivory Coast with the Peace Corps and loves to introduce tid-bits from her experiences in her writing. She’s a member of Romance Writers of America and the Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal chapter of RWA. A transplant from the beaches of Florida, Noemi now wanders the desert in Phoenix, AZ, and attempts to balance writing with a day career, fantastic family, and household diva: her Amazon parrot.

www.mimisebastian.com

http://mimisebastian.wordpress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/NecromancerSeriesMimiSebastianAuthor

https://twitter.com/SebastianMimi

http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/13508578-mimi-sebastian

Giveaway:

There is a tour wide giveaway for: 1 signed print copy The Necromancer’s Seduction by Mimi Sebastian… and 1 $15 Amazon giftcard… and 1 small painted ceramic skull. So I think you guys should all GO HERE TO ENTER! 🙂 
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I wanna wish you guys all good luck, and an extra special thank you to Ms. Mimi for stopping by today! I hope you had as much fun as I did! Happy reading and later gators!! 
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Seeds of Transition Book Blitz

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Hello everyone. I wanted to wish a HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY to Seeds of Transition! Let me show you what you can get your hands on today 🙂

Seeds of Transition: Book One - The Genesis Project

Seeds Of Transition

The Genesis Project Book One
Carolyn Holland

Co-Author: Kef Hollenbach

Genre: Speculative-Fiction, Science-Fiction

Publisher: Books, Authors, and Artists

Date of Publication: July 19, 2013

ISBN: 978-1482657647

ASIN: B00DB7UERS

Number of pages: 150 pages

Word Count: 54,184

Cover Artist: Shae Thoman

Press Announcement http://youtu.be/0VWvDhyjykQ

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Book Description:

Seeds Of Transition: Book One – The Genesis Project is full of gripping adventure, psychological thrills, and emotional conflict from start to finish.

As the world’s population approaches 10 billion people, and severe weather extremes impact crop and livestock production, the demand for and price of food is rising. The American government, as well as other powerful individuals, find themselves looking for intelligent, albeit unlikely heroes in the world of academia.

Jarod Farra, a professor of agriculture at Cornell University, quickly finds himself at the forefront of both his longstanding dreams, and perhaps, some of his worst fears. Out of the turmoil and fear of an impending international food shortage, a range of characters come together to perform an experiment that will forever change the world as we know it, and provide new hope for generations to come.

Chapter 1

Noakhali, Bangladesh

2030 AD

“Vows made in storms are forgotten in calm.”

~Thomas Fuller ~

 

The warm air enveloped the sleeping village as if the dawn would bring with it the start of a day like any other. Farmers slumbered, their bodies fatigued from the hard day’s work in the paddies. Mothers rose quickly and quietly to nurse crying babies, hushing them so their fathers could rest. The wind was picking up, ushering with it a blanket of clouds that blocked the light of the full moon, making the night very dark. The rain started to come down, softly at first and then more heavily as the night wore on.

The slosh of waves slapped against the hulls of fishing boats tied to submerged docks. The thumping sound of wood meeting wood as the swells pushed the boats against the quays was getting deeper and deeper as the rain filled the crafts, making them heavier and heavier. Soon they would sink, their tethers preventing them from reaching the muddy bottom. Oars and net staffs would soon float away.

Not so very far away the balmy, moist air was rising from the water’s surface and mounting the wind on its trek toward the sky. More warm air rushed in to replace it and then it too began to rise. The repeating cycle continued and went on through the night; air swirled in and up, over and over again.

Overhead, a platform of cool air waited to meet the rising warm moisture, the collision transforming the mist into heavy, thick clouds. The wind swooped in and the dance commenced, slowly at first but steadily gaining pace. It tirelessly whirled the new clouds around and around as the phase below repeated over and over again. The tempo swelled and the wind began to howl its delight as more clouds rose to meet her, whirling and churning, the action became more savage, more intense, building, and building until finally, she was delivered and the tempest was born; beautiful and exquisitely formed liked no other before her.

 The rising warm air fed her, and the wind strengthened her and her rage grew more powerful with every passing hour. Soon, she would realize her full potential and she would be unstoppable and unforgiving as she fulfilled her destiny. All people would remember her name, she would never be forgotten.

Not so very far away, slumbering in their tiny homes, farmers rested from a hard day’s work and mothers gently placed their sleeping infants back in their beds. It was still hours from dawn; still time for sleep before the new day began.

Ghazi woke suddenly, startled as he shot straight up in bed, his heart beating so hard that he could hear it; a steady, deafening thump in his ears. A desperate look around the room assured him that all was well within the walls of his tiny home. Aala and Jarood were sleeping peacefully. He realized that he must have been dreaming although he could not remember it, his heart slowed to a normal pace but he was wide awake now and not likely to go back to sleep.

The sounds of rain falling hard outside and the gustiness of the wind caught his attention. It was still dark outside, at least two hours from dawn but he looked out the window anyway. Nothing; at least, nothing that he could see. He glanced at the small table in the corner which held the union VHF radio. Had a bulletin come across and awakened him? Something was wrong, he knew it, and he felt it. He watched the radio intently for a few minutes, waiting, and then it happened.

The cyclone warning came in a frantic voice, thick with the Noakhali dialect of the area. It said that the BMD, Bangladesh Meteorological Department had issued a cyclone warning at 4am.  The storm had developed overnight and was expected to make landfall in the Noakhali district in the Upazila of Hatiya in two to three hours. Village units were to proceed immediately with warning and evacuation procedures. Maximum sustained winds had been recorded at 225 kilometers per hour, and the tidal surge was projected to be approximately 4.5 meters.

Ghazi’s blood became ice in his veins.  He looked over toward his bed and saw Aala staring back at him, wide eyed as the fear gripped her; she had also heard the alert.

He sprang into action, all of the volunteer training coming back to him now; he remembered what he had to do. He pulled on his day clothes hurriedly; Aala roused the boy and directed him to dress quickly while she went behind the curtain to do the same. Within seconds she was back in the center of the room. She held two bags, one she handed to her son and the other she filled with the most important items in the room. The boy gathered food from the shelves, knowing exactly what to grab as his father had performed this drill with his family many times; only this time it was not practice. Ghazi donned the sash and hat that identified him as a Red Crescent volunteer, and seized the megaphone that had been assigned to him.

Exactly three minutes had passed since the warning had come across the radio, and the Farra family was at the door ready to leave their tiny mud brick home. Ghazi quickly ran through what they were to do and where they were to go. He would meet them at the shelter as soon as the warnings were out to the people of the village. A quick look into each other’s eyes, and everything that needed to be said between them had been said. Ghazi opened the door and they entered the windy, wet darkness.

They separated; Aala and Jarood went in one direction, Ghazi in the other. Mother and son trudged through the water and sucking mud that had been the road just yesterday. She clutched at …

About the Authors:     

Carolyn Holland grew up during the 70’s in the coastal wetlands of North Carolina in a small, rural fishing village. She married right after high school and started her family, in the same community where she grew up. Though life took her to other places, she lived in the Appalachians for a time and later in Alabama, she found herself drawn back to her roots in Coastal North Carolina. With her three children grown now, she resides there still with her husband James Holland, a retired US Marine.

Co-Author:  

Kef Hollenbach was born and raised in Kentucky, USA. Going into business management after graduating from university yielded an eclectic set of experiences ranging from production work to mid-level management to business owner.

The very proud parent of a son and daughter and husband to a deeply appreciated wife, Kef revels in learning new things and visiting new places. With a strong propensity for sharing, he strives to weave his experiences and what he has learned into all of his writing.

Additional information about the authors may be found at http://BooksAuthorsAndArtists.com and on the Books, Authors and Artists Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BooksAuthorsAndArtists

https://www.facebook.com/CarolynHollandAuthor

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7138225.Carolyn_Holland

Goodies:

Well today, instead of a giveaway, I have a COUPON. 🙂 A Smashwords coupon for TODAY ONLY– Code is  XE73A  for a 73% discount to $1.02.  Yep. You can get this book for a buck! 

One more time, Congrats and Happy Book Birthday! I hope you guys check it out and as always happy reading and later gators. 

Bewitching Book Tours Sizzling Summer Giveaway

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Holy Capizoly kids…. As a tour hosts, I wanted you guys to see ALL THE AWESOME STUFF that will be given away as part of a summer fun giveaway! Seriously, good stuff here, so let me show you!!! 

Bewitching Book Tours Sizzling Summer Giveaway

Giveaway Runs June 21- July 21

This amazing giveaway sponsored by over 35 Bewitching Authors

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1 Kindle HD -30 authors joined together to offer a spectacular grand prize A Kindle Fire HD 8.9” screen , Wifi ,16GB $269 value Open to US shipping, if outside US you can receive an equal value Amazon Gift Card

1 huge package of book swag from Bewitching Book Tours filled with fun goodies from Bewitching Book Tours, owner Roxanne Rhoads and numerous Bewitching authors including a Starbucks giftcard from Gina Conkle

4 packages of book swag from Bewitching Book Tours- filled with fun goodies from Bewitching authors

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1 book swag from Constance Phillips

$15 Amazon gift card from Sky Purington

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1 set of Bleeding Hearts (Demimonde #1) and Blood Rush (Demimonde #2) by Ash Krafton- US Shipping

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1 Kidnapped by Maria Hammarbald us shipping

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1 Shield: Allie’s War, Book Two by JC Andrijeski (or Revik: Allie’s War, Early Years) by JC Andrijeski

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1 DiSemblance by Shanae Branham open to International Shipping

1 The Necromancer’s Seduction by Mimi Sebastian open to International Shipping

2 print copies of The Chosen by Annette Gisby, US/Canada and UK entrants

1 Print or ebook Copy of Night Hawk by JE Taylor to US residents or ebook (mobi or epub) for international folks. If US resident would prefer ebook – that can be done as well.

1 Print or ebook Copy of Hunting Season by JE Taylor to US residents or ebook (mobi or epub) for international folks. If US resident would prefer ebook – that can be done as well

1 Winner’s choice of print or digital (.mobi or .epub) of Royal Street or River Road by Suzanne Johnson, in either U.S. or U.K. editions; open to international.

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1 All three books in the Phaeton Black, Paranormal Investigator series The Seduction of Phaeton Black, The Moonstone and Miss Jones, The Miss Education of Dr. Exeter by Jillian Stone. Print or eBook any format, reader’s choice Ebook open international

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1 Signed print copy of INITIATION by Imogen Rose- US Shipping

1 print copy Hollow’s End by Marianne Morea- US Shipping

5 print copies Visionary Unleashed by N. Dunham US shipping

1 THE HALLOWED ONES by Laura Bickle- US Shipping

1 print copy The Ifs (middle grade book) by JD Pooker

1 print set of Reckoning and Relentless by Molly Hall- US shipping

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Bewitching Books Tours Summer Giveaway Four- Ebooks

1 ebook copy Flashback by Maria Hammarblad

10 ebook copies of Shield: Allie’s War, Book Two by JC Andrijeski (or Revik: Allie’s War, Early Years)

1 Tyrant of Tarsit (Time travel romance) by Holly Hunt

2 ebooks of New Zealand with a Hobbit Botherer by John Gisby (international)

1 each Bleeding Hearts (Demimonde #1) and Blood Rush (Demimonde #2) by Ash Krafton

2 copies each Her Dear & Loving Husband and Her Loving Husband’s Curse by Meredith Allard

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1 ecopy Resurrecting Harry by Constance Phillips

1 The Cat’s Meow by Stacey Kennedy

1 Stavros is giving away 1 of each- eBook copies of Dead Girl: A Romantic Zombie Tale of Revenge, Blood Junky, and Love in Vein

1 Murder on Mars (A New Orleans Mystery) by MM Shelley

1 Little Red Riding Wolf by Jessica Aspen, mobi or epub available

1 Cindy Spencer Paper is giving away an E-book – winner’s choice of any available on her website.

1 eCopy of The MacLomain Series Boxed Set by Sky Purington (Books 1-4), PDF or gifted to Kindle

5 free copies of DRAGONSTONE by Paula Millhouse : pdf, emobi, ePub

5 ecopies of THREE WISHES by Paula Millhouse pdf, mobi, ePub

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1 ecopy SERAFINA AND THE SILENT VAMPIRE (Serafina’s, Book 1) by Marie Treanor

1 BLOOD GUILT (Blood Hunters, Book 1) by Marie Treanor

1 Annie Nicholas is giving away Reader’s choice of any ebook from her backlist winner’s choice of .pdf, epub, mobi.

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2 ebooks of Shadows of the Rose by Annette Gisby (international)

3 EBOOKS (one set): THE CROSSE HARBOR TIME TRAVEL TRILOGY by Barbara Bretton

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