Entrusted Cover Reveal!

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Entrusted by Connie Ann Michael

Blurb:

Thrust into a world of Native American legends about Skinwalkers and Ancient Ones, Emma Hunter finds herself in the middle of a battle for a heart holding great powers – A heart hidden within her.

Seventeen-year-old Emma wants what every teenage girl wants: a life that revolves around school, her friends, and a boyfriend who only has eyes for her. Little does she know that in order to get one, she must sacrifice the other two. After a series of events put into motion by Luke, the boy she thought loved her, Emma is kicked out of her group home and her school. Her best friend mysteriously vanishes and now she’s forced to move to a secluded coastal town, where she hopes to escape Luke’s obsessive control.  Instead, she finds her dreams invaded not only by Luke, but Solomon, a mysterious Native American warrior sent to protect her. 

But when Solomon shows up in her reality to explain he’s her protector, she soon learns that he’s so much more. As Emma struggles to understand what’s happening to her, she must also deal with her undeniable attraction to Solomon. Their connection is stronger than anything Emma has ever experienced before and now she must decide: can she trust him with her heart? And just how far will she go to protect it?

You can add Entrusted to your to-read list on Goodreads:

www.goodreads.com/book/show/18187423-entrusted

Information about the book:

Title: Entrusted

Author: Connie Ann Michael

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal

Release Date: 18 November, 2013

About the Author:

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Connie Ann Michael was raised a city girl, but was converted to a country girl after college and now resides in a speck of a town in Central Washington State.  She is married to her former boss as she worked at the local Pizza place and has two college age boys that provide endless material for her books.  She loves the outdoors and can be found mountain biking, kayaking, or camping with her family.  Being a busy family, she can be found working on her newest novel while on long road trips.

You can find and contact Connie Ann Michael here:

– Website: http://www.connie-avidreader.blogspot.com/  

– Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/connieannmichael

– Twitter: https://twitter.com/connieamichael

– Google +: https://plus.google.com/103953176939854420824/posts   

– Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7169768.Connie_Ann_Michael

This is a beautiful cover and I bet we all can’t wait for it to come out!! 🙂 Happy reading and later gators! 

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The Black Parade w Giveaway!

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The Black Parade

The Black Parade

The Black Parade Series

Book One
Kyoko M

Genre: Urban fantasy/Paranormal/Supernatural

ISBN: 1490911502

ASIN: B00E3HLHIK

Number of pages: 346

Word Count: 103,169

Cover Artist: Gunjan Kumar

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Book Description: 

One bullet is all it took to transform eighteen-year-old New Yorker Jordan Amador into the last hope for souls of the dead. However, it also transformed her into a cantankerous asocial waitress with a drinking problem.

Jordan accidentally shot and killed a Seer: a person who can communicate with ghosts, angels, and demons. Worse still, she did so on the eve of her own awakening, making her the last Seer on Earth with no one to guide her. As penance, God gives her two years to help one hundred souls with unfinished business cross over from Earth to the afterlife or she will go to Hell. Just as she approaches the deadline, Jordan finds her hundredth soul: a smart-mouthed poltergeist named Michael whose ability to physically touch things makes him distinct from her usual encounters with the dead. However, the deeper she delves solving his sudden death, the more she realizes something sinister is on the horizon. 

With time running short, Jordan stumbles across a plot that may unravel the fragile balance among Heaven, Hell, and Earth. Her life is plunged into chaos as she is hunted by demons that want to use her valuable Seer blood to bring about the end of the world and discovers that these creatures have a frightening connection to her family bloodline. Plus, the budding romance between Jordan and Michael makes it harder for them to let go of each other so he can become part of the eternal black parade.

Short Excerpt:

Crazed teeth gnashed inches away from my face. The eyes rolled back until only the whites showed. Spider-like fingers strained for my throat. I screamed and ran towards the bedroom.

I slammed the door shut and dove for the nightstand, hands shaking as I checked the chambers to make sure the gun was loaded. The door flew open with a bang. A second bang followed. Then all was silent.

The phantom was gone, but in its place stood a man in a suit beneath his dark grey duster. His hair was black and his face was growing paler by the second. He reached out his hand. My panicked eyes spotted the scarlet speckled across the palm. The room had gone silent because the gun had deafened me. The barrel was still smoking and now I could see the hole I had put through the man’s chest.

I couldn’t breathe, but somehow I could still talk, and my lips were whispering one word over and over.

“No, no, no, no…”

The man said nothing as he fell to his knees in front of me, his azure eyes locked on mine as if he were trying to tell me something, but the strength was ebbing from him in crimson rivulets. I dropped the gun and fell to my knees as well. My fingertips grazed his face as if I could bring him back to life with one touch, but we both knew it was too late. He laid a rough, scarred hand to the side of my cheek where hot tears had fallen, his lips parting to whisper in a soothing voice.

“Don’t be afraid. They’re going to come for you, but please don’t be afraid.”

“I’m sorry, I’m so sorry, please…” I managed to gasp out in between sobs.

The man merely smiled and closed his eyes. “Don’t be. I’m ready.”

He swayed forward and I caught his heavy body, feeling his blood soak my shirt. He slid down until his face rested in my lap, drawing in a few more shallow breaths before going completely still, empty, lifeless. I sat there with my coated hands stroking his hair, still whispering over and over for him to forgive me.

Golden light poured in from all angles, nearly blinding me, and I could just barely see the outline of a man with wings.

When the light dimmed, a blond man stood in front of me with white-gold wings that stretched nearly from wall to wall of my small bedroom. His tanned body was wrapped in white linen and his skin seemed to possess an ethereal quality, glowing like he had some unique source of inner radiance. Blue eyes like twin suns shone down on me with kindness and empathy. A new feeling of shock and reverence gave me enough strength to speak.

“W-Who are you?”

“My name is Gabriel. I am the archangel of the Lord God.” His voice had an echo to it that seemed to soothe and agitate me at the same time. The angel folded his wings into his back and knelt beside the dead man in my lap. His fingers hovered over the wound the bullet had left through the man’s back.

“As I thought…he is dead.”

More tears poured as I tried to explain. “I-I didn’t know it was him. There was a monster chasing me. I got scared. I’m so sorry.”

Gabriel’s face fell into that of a pitying expression. “You are human. It was only natural for you to be afraid. However, the Father cannot overlook what you have done. The man before you is a Seer—one of the few humans in this world who can see angels, demons, and spirits. He was hunting the demon you saw a moment ago.”

“Please, I don’t want to die. I’ll do anything to make this better,” I whispered, bowing to the angel.

He touched the crown of my head in comfort. “There is something you can do to make amends, my child. You must take his place.”

I looked up in shock. “What?”

“You are a Seer, Jordan. Your abilities had not awakened until just now. That is why the demon was drawn to you. Your time to serve the Lord is now. In order to pay for the crime of taking this man’s life, you must help one hundred wandering souls cross from this world to the next. If you do not finish this task two years from this day, I am afraid your soul shall be sent to hell.”

“H-How? How do I even know which people are spirits?” I stammered in protest.

“The dead have no feet to walk upon because they are no longer tied to the Earth. Your task is to discover how they died and help them fulfill their final wish. Do not fear, for I will teach you how to free their souls. After this is done, the soul will go to the next world and I will write down the name in the Book of Penance.”

He held out his hand and a red leather book materialized, spelling out my name in gold cursive across the front. It managed to be both beautiful and macabre. Gabriel placed it by my side and carefully rolled the man over onto his back. He plucked a feather from his wings and pressed it over the man’s heart.

“Rest in peace. The gates of Heaven are waiting.”

I watched with wonderment as the feather dissipated into tiny flecks of light and felt warmth as something nearly transparent rose from the body. I realized with shock that it was the man’s soul. He hung in the air between Gabriel and me for a moment before floating upward and out of sight. His body faded seconds later, leaving only the bloodstained clothes behind. My fingers closed over the grey duster, which was still salvageable in comparison to the shirt and pants.

“I shall be watching over you always, Jordan Amador…”

My Review:

I like this one. It’s got some angels… you know those big names that get thrown around :), and the it’s got a psychic medium, and it’s got ghosts, and some demons, and maybe a few other goodies I won’t spill. It’s in the urban fantasy, and it’s got a nice plot with some excellent characters, and a fun ride! 

The main character is Jordan, who doesn’t know she’s a Seer, which is the medium part, until some crazy stuff starts happening. She had to figure out a whole lot along the road of this adventure, especially when trying to help Michael. Yeah, that one. I like when there’s character growth, and when you get to see and learn as the character does. It makes for a very likable heroine. Plus, Michael’s pretty to look at LOL 🙂 

This one is another good versus evil, angels versus demons, but it was done so well. I didn’t feel like it was repetitive, or boring. Actually, it was quite the page turner. There are all kinds of thing happening. The mystery of who Michael really is, who the bad guys are, why they took “that” thing, and what’s going to happen because of it. LOL Yes, that’s my teasing without spoilers. It can also be emotional and action packed, with a little romance on the side 😉 

The writing was well done, and will keep you engaged. I recently found out that this will be a series and more will continue on, but no worries, no big cliff hanger for those who hate it. Just enough to keep you wanting more for the next book!  Which I DO! LOL So, 4.5 PAWS from me! 

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Author Interview:

First, tell me a little about your book 🙂….

The Black Parade is an urban fantasy novel about a girl named Jordan Amador who accidentally kills a Seer: a person who can see and hear ghosts, angels, and demons. As punishment for her crime, she must take his place as a Seer and help 100 souls with unfinished business cross over to the afterlife within two years or her soul is bound for hell.

Just as she approaches her deadline, Jordan bumps into Michael—a smart mouthed poltergeist whose ability to touch things, unlike regular ghosts, makes him an anomaly. However, as Jordan starts solving his mysterious death, she begins to uncover frightening secrets and opens the door to copious amounts of chaos. She becomes hunted by demons who want to use her Seer blood in order to take over humanity and enslave it. She has only days to figure out a way to stop them, put Michael’s soul to rest, and save herself in the process. Things would also be a lot easier if the two weren’t slowly starting to fall for each other.

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

It actually started through my mother and father, who read to me every night when I was a kid. I grew up a huge bookworm and I wrote little journals as a child and all through my teenage years. I started writing fanfiction in middle school and that is where my interest in writing really grew. I wrote original fiction from then on and never thought that it was something that other people couldn’t do because I considered it to just be a hobby. I’d always loved doing it, and never imagined that someday I’d do it for a living.

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

The inspiration for The Black Parade came from three main sources: (1) Paradise Lost by John Milton (2) the 2005 film Constantine and (3) reading Greek mythology in college. All three of these seem like odd inspirations, but they all sort of melted together in my head when I first started writing The Black Parade. I had always enjoyed Paradise Lost, but once I took a class on it, I knew I had to write a book discussing the subject matter because it was just so interesting and yet we don’t really have any popular movies or books with influences from it these days.

I’m also a huge advocate for diversification in urban fantasy and high fantasy genres, so I really wanted to see a woman of color stumbling her way through the mythical world of angels and demons, and that’s how we ended up with Jordan Amador.

However, The Black Parade is my first professional grade novel. The first book I ever tried to write was this terrible high fantasy novel I started in middle school that was supposed to be about this alien race of cat and dog people who all had Japanese based names because I was obsessed with anime back then. Thank goodness it never saw the light of day. But hey, hindsight is 20/20.

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

Not in particular. To be frank, my life is boring. Not to say I haven’t done things worthwhile because I have, but nothing that could fill an interesting book. I also don’t write people I know because it’s just not how my brain works. To be fair, though, some of my characters do look like famous actors in my head. For instance, Mr. N, who you’ll later meet if you read The Black Parade, looks a lot like an older, gruffer version of Captain Malcolm Reynolds from Firefly. Michael is mentioned to bear similarities to Jared Padalecki, despite the fact that I wrote the novel a full three years before ever seeing Supernatural. Spooky, right? However, that is about as far as it goes. I sometimes picture certain actors in the roles in order to make it easier to describe them and bring them to life, but I don’t use anyone from my life in my work. The most I’ll do is borrow names, but usually just for minor characters. For example, Jordan’s ex-boyfriend is named after my first crush in fifth grade. Weird, but it fit the character so I kept it.

However, I do base character interactions on some things that I’ve encountered in real life. For instance, the belligerent sexual tension that Michael and Jordan share with each other comes from personal experiences with guys I’ve liked over the years. I’m not the traditional type of gal who makes her feelings known. I tend to flirt through teasing and arguing like Richard Castle and Kate Beckett, or Harry Dresden and Karrin Murphy. I’ve found it’s a lot more fun to read about a couple with issues than the typical romance that’s love at first sight.

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

Does it sound pretentious to say that I don’t really choose? The narrative always leads me somewhere and I unearth a character death as it happens. My characters always have priority over simply making a plot. I take more care in their interactions than I do obsessing over how to make something happen in the story simply because it “needs” to happen. There are two major character deaths in The Black Parade, and both of them have important effects on the character’s lives for different reasons.

To me, death is important not for shock value or for making your audience cry, but for thematic and character developing reasons. Overusing death makes it feel cheap and meaningless because it dulls you to see it all the time. If a character dies in my books, it’s for a reason that has to feel organic to the story and has repercussions that span the length of the story. I refuse to bump people off just to manipulate my readers.

Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?

Certainly! I’m currently reading The Unconsciousness of an Ethiopian Princess by Talisha Harrison. It’s a book of deeply moving poetry. I’m loving what I’ve read of it so far and I look forward to seeing more of her work in the future.

Who do you look up to as a writer?

I’ve got tons of writers who I admire, and not just novelists. My love of writing also stems from watching Batman: The Animated Series as a child, which was written and produced by Bruce Timm, who is a magnificent writer and all around awesome dude. Same with Paul Dini and the late great Dwayne McDuffie.

I grew up reading the late great Brian Jacques’ Redwall series, and I still go back and read them because of the sheer talent of his writing. I’m constantly finding new things to love about the whimsy and depth of his characters.

Currently, though, I’m basically worshipping two writers: Andrew W. Marlowe, the creator and writer for ABC’s Castle, and Jim Butcher, author of the Harry Dresden novels. If you need to know anything about me, it’s that I’m obsessed with both Castle and the Dresden Files. I love them essentially because the writing is transcendent for both of them. Castle has definitively murdered the “Moonlighting Curse” and given us one of the best on screen romances in any show on the air, and Harry Dresden has proven that there is a way to be a long running novel series that doesn’t deteriorate over time.

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

Of course. What author doesn’t have things they want to change? I think I would revise the third act of the novel a bit more closely because there are some things I feel that I rushed through in order to tie up the story. It took me months to finish the last third of the book and while I’m still happy with the result, I would have taken more time exploring the climax.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

Plot details and pacing are my biggest challenges, by far. I consider myself to be a character writer, as in I’m far more interested in putting my characters through hell (literally in some cases) than in making Plot A and Plot B and Plot C happen. For instance, The Black Parade is the first of a trilogy, and I am currently writing the final novel. It took me months to come up with the concept just because I was so unsure of where to go from how the second book leaves off. After I got the concept down, I started writing…a LOT. I actually wrote like 50,000 words in the span of a month. Then I went back and read it and realized I had pacing issues coming out of my ears. I then sat down with my writing sensei and we both worked on the plot details and figured out what wasn’t working and why. After that, I tossed out about 1/3rd of what I’d written, changed some characters, adjusted the plot, and kept moving forward.

What book are you reading now? Or what genre?

I mentioned Talisha Harrison’s poetry, but I’ve also got my eye on The Geek’s Guide to Dating by Eric Smith, Discount Armageddon by Seanan McGuire, Frozen Heat by Richard Castle, and Shadowland by Meg Cabot. I’m also frothing at the mouth for Skin Game by Jim Butcher, but that’s not going to be out until closer to the end of the year.

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

My cover was designed by Gunjan Kumar, a graphic artist I hired via CrowdSpring. CrowdSpring has a book cover design project section that I used to describe the kind of cover I wanted while a ton of immensely talented artists worked for a $300 reward. I didn’t work on the cover myself, though, I merely suggested a few changes here and there. It was all Gunjan, who is just awesome in every sense of the word. I love my cover. *Gollum voice* My precious!

Did you learn anything from writing your books and what was it?

I learned all kinds of stuff from writing my books, but the most prominent is how to write at great length. Most authors write 1-2 books per year, which means cranking them suckers out in high quality and quickly. My first novel took me about two to three years, as I wrote it as a novella first, and then finished it a year later, and then had it professionally edited a year after that. I wrote the sequel to The Black Parade, entitled She Who Fights Monsters if you’re curious, in eight months flat. I started the final novel of the series this past May and it’s already 2/3rds of the way done. Writing these books has taught me how to pace myself, how to examine my own weaknesses and strengths, and how to overcome the most difficult parts of the process all within a time frame. I think it’ll be a helpful trait in the future if a publisher one day recognizes my work and wants to sign with me. I’ve learned to be a lot more disciplined thanks to this novel series.

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

Ha! Good question. It’s a toss-up, really. I wouldn’t mind being Jordan because while her life is just horrendously unfair, she does get to hang around with Michael, who is easily one of my favorite characters that I’ve written so far. As much as Jordan and I disagree about her life choices, she’s still a good woman deep down and she loves people despite acting so defensive all the time. I like her values and what she stands for, so I certainly wouldn’t mind being her, for better or for worse.

The other person I wouldn’t mind being, oddly enough, is Belial. If you haven’t read the book yet, you may be a bit confused, but Belial is the main villain. I say I wouldn’t mind being him not because I’m evil (not that you know of anyway, mwahahahaha!) but because I absolutely love his devil-may-care attitude, no pun intended. You’ll get to see a lot more of it in the upcoming sequel, but Belial is one of my favorite characters to write simply because he has no brain-mouth filter. He doesn’t care. He will say what he wants, take what he wants, do what he wants, and damn the consequences. I’ve always been a shy, introverted person and so it would be kind of cool to have that kind of swagger in my step. Belial’s an evil bastard, but I envy the freedom he has in all his actions, as despicable as they might be.

Are there any books you think some of us should read, just because?

Does my book count? Wait, I was just kidding, put down the tomatoes!

The Dresden Files are a must. You have no choice. Go to Amazon and download the entire series. Read it now. Thank me later. I’m serious, it’s by far the best contemporary novel series existing right now and you’ll do yourself a favor by reading it.

I’m also a huge fan of a couple of superhero novel adaptations: specifically, Helltown by Denny O’Neill, Inheritance by Devin Grayson, and The Darkest Hours by Jim Butcher. Helltown is about The Question, aka Vic Sage; Inheritance is about Nightwing, Arsenal, and Tempest working with their former mentors Batman, Green Arrow, and Aquaman; and The Darkest Hours is about Spider-Man and Black Cat fighting ancient life-sucking creatures. My lovely older brother stumbled across these titles and gave them to me long ago, and I hope to pass them on to others because those three novels are without a doubt some of the best work I’ve read about heroes in modern day. I’m a huge fan of comic book heroes, and those three books have done a lot to remind me of what true heroism means.

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

Thank you, first of all. You didn’t have to take a chance on me, and you did. You don’t know how much that means to me. Past that, I truly hope I was able to entertain you in any capacity, and that you took something away from my writing, no matter how small. I was a bit of a loner as a kid, and I still am in some ways, so I take solace in books. I hope to someday be a good enough author to be someone’s safe haven, someone’s comfort book on rough nights and boring days. Books saved my life. How can I do anything less than give you the same opportunity?

About the Author:

Kyoko M is an author, a fangirl, and an avid book reader.

Her debut novel, The Black Parade, made it through the first round of Amazon’s 2013 Breakthrough Novel Contest. She participated and completed the 2011 National Novel Writing Month competition. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Lit degree from the University of Georgia, which gave her every valid excuse to devour book after book with a concentration in Greek mythology and Christian mythology.

When not working feverishly on a manuscript (or two), she can be found buried under her Dashboard on Tumblr, or chatting with fellow nerds on Twitter, or curled up with a good Harry Dresden novel on a warm central Florida night. Like any author, she wants nothing more than to contribute something great to the best profession in the world, no matter how small.

Website: http://www.shewhowritesmonsters.com

Blog: http://www.shewhowritesmonsters.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/misskyokom

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/She-Who-Writes-Monsters/161227150647087

GoodReads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7189997.Kyoko_M_

Tour Wide Giveaway
 
5 ecopies and 5 print copies  GO HERE TO ENTER!!!
A big thank you to the author and the tour host! I wish you all good luck in the giveaway! I hope you guys enjoyed today! I wish you all happy reading and later gators!

A Risk Worth Taking Cover Reveal

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My stalkee has a new book OUT TODAY!!!…. SO I HAD TO SHOW IT TO YOU…. I will be having my blog tour stop in just a week or so, so make sure you come back soon! 

A Risk Worth Taking

A Risk Worth Taking by Heather Hildenbrand

Accendo Press – October 2013

Goodreads link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18370731-a-risk-worth-taking

BOOK SUMMARY:

When 22-year-old Summer Stafford’s parents split halfway through her senior year at college, Summer’s world is rocked. Everything she thought she knew—heck, everything she thought she wanted for her own life—feels like a lie. The truth is love is a risk. And the true kind, the kind that lasts, might even be a fairy tale.

Reeling from the divorce, Summer derails her own future by breaking up with her parent-approved boyfriend and giving up her lifelong plans for a big-city career. She moves back home, business degree in hand. Dad needs her to fill the gaps her mother left behind; Summer needs to find who she is outside of the cookie-cutter life that failed so miserably for her parents.

Ford O’Neal’s future involves one person: himself. He doesn’t have a permanent address and he definitely doesn’t commit. To a place or a person. Raised by hippies, he plans just far enough ahead to secure his next stop, this one landing him at a work-study program at Heritage Plantation where he can grow his own herbal and medicinal creations.

Summer is gorgeous and smart and fun to be with, the perfect way to pass five months. It won’t be love—Ford’s got too many things to accomplish, too many places to go, before he settles down. Yet Summer pulls him in, challenging him to rethink his own philosophy.

When Ford’s five months are up, each of them must decide if love is really worth the risk.

A RISK WORTH TAKING is now on amazon!! Hopefully it will pop up on B&N soon. 

Amazon: http://amzn.to/H70sHD

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My Review will be here soon!

Author Information

 Heather Hildenbrand

Heather Hildenbrand was born and raised in a small town in northern Virginia where she was homeschooled through high school. She now lives in coastal VA, a few miles from the Atlantic Ocean, with her two adorable children. She works from home, part time, as a property manager and when she’s not furiously pounding at the keyboard, or staring off into space whilst plotting a new story, she’s lying on the beach, soaking in those delicious, pre-cancerous rays.

Heather loves Mexican food, hates socks with sandals, and if her house was on fire, the one thing she’d grab is her DVR player.

Heather is a co-founder of Accendo Press, a publishing group she operates with fellow authors: Angeline Kace and Jennifer Sommersby. Accendo (a-CH-endo), A Latin word, means “to kindle, illuminate, inflame, or set fire.” This is something Accendo strives to do inside a reader’s imagination with every title released. For a complete list of titles and author bios, visit www.accendopress.com.

Website:  www.heatherhildenbrand.blogspot.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Heather.L.Hildenbrand

Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/HeatherHildenbrandsFanPage

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HeatherHildenbr

Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4607856.Heather_Hildenbrand

Newsletter:  http://blogspot.us4.list-manage2.com/subscribe?u=77abacb38959bc9c0f7b4e81b&id=739fdcef83

Giveaway:

Heather is giving away a gift basket with a hair flower, nail polish, bracelet, and a $20 Amazon Gift Card.  GO HERE TO ENTER!!

To Heather- girl I love that cover! I am so very excited for you to have another masterpiece under your belt, but don’t you forget, you owe me some seriously awesome OTHER books…. you know, TEAM ALEX here… Also, Imitation was way to good for you to not gimme like at least 5 more LOL! To Jessica, way to go, setting up this awesome  release day blitz, the past cover reveal and the future tour- you are always on top of everything. 

To all you guys! GOOD LUCK!!!!!! Don’t forget to come back in a week or so for my blog tour and review! Happy reading and later gators!!!  PS, don’t be jealous but I am going to get to MEET MS HEATHER in just a little over a week’s time! I AM SOOOOO EXCITED!!!! She totally gets a big hug… Ummm, Heather, you should prepare yourself to run away quickly hahahahaha 🙂 

The Dearhart Clan Series Blog Tour part three!

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Oooooh, I have some fun awesomeness for you! I will have a stop on this tour for EACH book. Yep, three different stops, one for each, with new goodies for them! Today, I am showing you to book three. AND I’ve opened up the tour HERE and had book two HERE! So, let me show you! 

The Call From Within (Dearhart Clan, #1)

The Call From Within
Dearhart Clan Series

Book One

Eri Nelson

Genre: Fiction/Fantasy/

Action/Adult/Erotic

Publisher: EAN LLC

Date of Publication: July 2 2011

ISBN:  978-1461156871

ASIN:  B005FYSXI2

Number of pages: 84

Word Count: 15,173

Cover Artist: Richard Roberts

Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/uaNpQ32w1Eo

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Book Description:

Dearhart Clan is a series of fast paced books that dabble in the world of paranormal and remain in the erotic pulse of what can only be classified as a primal fantasy.  If it’s a typical romance you’re looking for you won’t find it in this series.   

Eri Nelson writes in a darker world where heat and need are the forefront for a slipping existence.  There is not time for all the tenderness love deserves but if you’re imprinted to another you are far beyond those mortal requirements.

Our author is driven by swift action packed intrigues that often leave you wanting more.  As she writes each new book into the series the number of pages might increase but the action never lets you feel the increasing distance to the final page.

The Call From Within is Eri Nelson’s first look into this series.  It is here that we meet Owen our Pack’s clan leader.  He has been driven by what is expected of an alpha.  Facts that were told through the decades all but look like fiction to him now.  So he never dared to believe in fate and only let duty push him forth.  Although now his resolves make no sense and it took little to no time at all in showing him through the lust he feels for another.

Kristen Still bares the imprinted mark to our handsome alpha.  However he wasn’t the first to notice what she was and it’s that bedding of prior passions that control her new weakness.  Yes, Owen is pushed by jealousy to possess what his four footed insight tells him is his.

A former distraction wanted more than heated moments with Kristen.  In her he saw a stronger life force for his young and if Brinston Drake must he would take what he needs from her.  He just did not foresee another finding her as well.

While the rest of Eri Nelson’s cast of characters find their selves caught up in furthering personal existences. Another by the name of Wash seeks to use their distractions as his gain.  A rogue sent to track and update, Wash is tested by his hatred and desire for revenge.  He’ll have it but not as quickly as he would like.  But soon enough Owen will slip farther into his madness over a bitch in heat.  Then Wash perhaps can use the heated vixen to distract both her and the alpha into their future demise.

My 4.5 PAW Review is HERE!

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Double Call From Desire (Dearhart Clan, #2)

Double Call From Desire

Dearhart Clan Series

Book Two

Eri Nelson

Genre: Fiction/ Fantasy/ Action/Adult/Erotic

Publisher: EAN LLC

Date of Publication:  July 21 2012

ISBN: 978-1478256991

ASIN: B006GV7Z50

Number of pages: 150

Word Count: 24, 801

Cover Artist: Eri Nelson & Katie Nelson

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Book Description:

The DHC, Dearhart Clan Series, is a continuing saga that borders on several genres to create what I like to class as dark primal adult paranormal fantasies. In my opinion, the DHC is very erotic but does not fully go into erotica for there are many more aspects I like to let the reader discover from the characters.

Once again, you will encounter Owen Dearhart and his mate Kristen who for a second time find themselves facing obstacles that not only intervene but take away what Owen now finds worth more than the pack itself.

As per request Thomas Dearhart is sent by Owen to track down what they think is a rogue Werewolf. All the while unbeknownst to him, one of their own is taken from the pack. However with knowledge not known a mission at hand takes Thomas finding himself discovering more than what they assumed was a wolf gone astray. It will be this newly discovered venture that will put heat in his loins and a refusal to fully except what is in front of him.

With what seems like destiny fulfilling before him, Wash withers in revenge’s control and takes it upon himself to go further in the mouth of evil for support. So with vengeance as his goal Wash goes back to Opts where Yvone fully intends to arbitrate his ruthless control over not only the situation but Wash as well.

As a cast of characters emerge fighting not only their inner turmoil but those wishing to take them down it should be of no surprise that a few extra faces are now tossed into this dark and desperate world of the unknowns, where the urges of the beast weigh even heavier on their still looming demise.

My 5 PAW Review is HERE!

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Heated Calls From Change (Dearhart Clan, #3)

Heated Calls From Change

Dearhart Clan Series

Book Three

Eri Nelson

Genre: Fiction/Fantasy/

Action/Adult/Erotic

Publisher: EAN LLC

Date of Publication: December 10, 2012

ISBN: 978-1481137782

ASIN: B006GV7Z50

Number of pages: 178

Word Count: 31,122

Cover Artist: Eri Nelson

Book Trailer:  http://youtu.be/gn_PEfal1Zo

Amazon     BN

Book Description:

This third book is far darker than its predecessors, venturing down a path that will ultimately have readers at the door to another series, INK.

Owen and Kristen wage the war of captivities’ control and fight all obstacles to find their ways back to each other. However, neither will ever be the same and brink on the lines of death to see each other once again.

Julia caught in loss will form a bond with an unexpected new life now swaddled around her. While Thomas resolves his needs and wants, to having it all with his mate.

From Forest’s winter attire, comes a new face that hides well and kills even better. But she will not hide as her destiny arrives on the back of a wolf named Bry. For she and he were destined to carry the upcoming change of the werewolves world.

As revenge smolders still in the mind of Wash, he will be faced with the battle of his life and more importantly the man who will soon control all the werewolves’ fates.

Excerpt:

~She had been eyeing him from across the room most of the night. He had assumed she was either one of Julia’s friends or had been brought by someone. Jake had hesitated for the most part in approaching for he did not wish to flirt with another’s girlfriend. However, he would risk a possible fight over a woman…. for this particular woman.

They had talked for what seemed like hours, both devouring each other in conversation. Before Jake knew it he and Jo, her full name being Joanne but she made sure she had told him that she preferred Jo, decide to free themselves from the confines of the party and take a walk. It did not take long before they reached the wooden enclosure that stood off from the apartments. The eerie surroundings had always unnerved Julia but Jake with his thrill seeking nature enjoyed the hidden hollows that could be found inside. Stopping short of the cluster of tree’s entryway, Jake paused to see if Jo had a little bit of adventure seeking in herself. With a high-spirited nod from Jo they had thrown fear aside and walked within the darken confines. After a bit of feeling for their way, Jake found his favorite spot. The space held a fallen tree in which to sit upon and just enough of an opening from the trees had allowed the mystical orb above to poke through. A spellbinding location that gave allowances for the nightly glow of the moon. From the high perch skylight adorn by the night’s rich forestry foliages covering, grew life on the flow of the luminous rays. Unable to resist the beauty of the moment two heated bodies sought out each other beneath the glistening beams that came from the hours of darkness.

Hungry with lustful intent they shed their garments and glided their bare forms in zealous glee. Fanatical infatuation sparked flames and sent an unleashed inferno of passion down around them. She was sheer bliss and he was driven to devour her.

The suckling of her ivory peaks set Jake forth in claiming his ultimate prize within her womanly core. With his one true goal in mind, Jake thrust his tip forward to enter Jo’s womanly mound. In eager anticipation, she pushed her hips upward in a sensual glide to join with him. They merged while hunger clung to their backs greedily in search of a contented fulfillment.

Higher than the tree’s lengthy top, the moon felt the presence of a fallen child and began to call out for its return.

Ecstasy began to rise from inside of him. The heavy emotion found Jake pushing harder and faster to achieve completion. All the while Jo thrust upward trapped within her own wanted release. The harder he pumped his hips the faster his heart began to beat. In this frantic rhythm, the wilds contained by his unconscious soul began to come alive and demand its freedom. An insisting command that began to curve his spine and send Jake’s body in a convulsing retch of agony. Once the coursing heave started his anguish, Jake screamed into a partial howl that formed from his newly shaped snout. The sound was loud and earth shattering but it need not be for the woman who still lie beneath the now forming wolf. For she alone could hear and react with ultimate fear. Her frantic pulse of coursing blood seethed through her veins and spoke to the no longer in control Jake.

Fully wolf Jake snarled down on to his prey. Its screams put an ache within his ears and a desire to make it stop. His claws curled around her naked flesh as his mighty neck toss back and hurled force into a blood-curling howl. With the warning sung, he flew his jaw downward and snapped onto the soft meaty section under the morsel’s head. In one quick ripping movement there was quiet.

My review:

Each book gets better and better. 🙂 It’s a wonderful continuation of how the werewolves are fighting for peace and goodness, and finding their mates, to protecting them from the bad guys, and the government-who are also bad guys 🙂 This is an adult book, but it’s not tacky or badly done, as none of the others were either. It’s a wonderful tale that has been weaving a beautiful, deliciously, drama filled web that makes you just keep wanting more. 

So things go crazy when we left the last book when Kristen gets kidnapped by Wash. Yep, the bad guy took the good guy’s new lady, and all hell is about to break loose. Thomas and Julia are kinda freaking out with what happened to her brother. And Owen, well, let’s just say I feel really bad for him in the beginning. And now we are going to mee Bry and Karina. Things are getting deep, there’s prophecies flying around, there’s big bad government dudes with silver bullets. I’m still on pins and needles holding on to my seat! 

So, things aren’t all bad, and good things happen. And now, there’s even more danger because, there’s some new shapeshifters that are out for everyone’s blood and not to mention the government will do anything and EVERYTHING to get their hands on those lovely ladies. I mean, do you know what a crazy mad scientist could do to the ONLY female werewolves, of course, other than make their lives a living hell. We don’t want to know, so it’s time to step up here. 

I’m trying really hard not to give away spoilers. I know if you are reading this, some of things said will give a few things away, but I really do want you guys to read these without saying, “oh, she said this so I know this is going to happen” 🙂 So I will tell you that Owen is an excellent alpha, though sometimes too damn stubborn for his own good. Kristen has learned her lesson that just because you are a newly turned werewolf, doesn’t mean you just get to go romping through the forest whenever you feel like it, especially mated to the alpha AND one of the ONLY females in existence! Thomas is learning that being the right hand man, and a mate are sometimes very complicated, but life has a way of turning out how they need to, regardless of what you THINK you want 🙂 Poor Julia, though she’s a fighter, I’m still a little heartbroken for her. And to the newly elected couple… I will leave you in suspense and say…. OOOOOOOOOOOH LOL Yep, you gotta read it to know their little story! The writing is way to good to just give it all away now! 5 WONDERFUL SUSPENSEFUL WOLFY PAWS!!

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About the Author:

Eri Nelson born Erica Walcott is a Indie Author and the youngest of three in a family of five. Erica became Eri (airy) from her mother who called her that for as long as she could remember. The short take on her name took on a more solid base with the love of her life and husband, Jeff Nelson.

Together they have been for the past twenty years. Within that time they were able to raise one daughter and endless amount of pets.

Eri Nelson is a nontraditional indie author who manages all areas of her fiction, fantasy, paranormal, action, adventure and sometimes-erotic writing. Eri handles all the groundwork of her books, even the editing. Because of this Eri strives to improve her abilities along with trying to explain to readers her far from traditional sentence structures. However, she will openly admit that typos follow her.

Writing is a passion for her and an abundance of never ending joy. Only one thing tops that for Eri… and that is when a reader enjoys the read……

Join Eri and her shadowy side of writing as she takes you along to explore new desire hunger filled worlds where your mind can share in the heat of the read.

http://www.dearharts.com/

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http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5040827.Eri_Nelson

http://pinterest.com/erinelson/

http://www.youtube.com/user/EriNelsonAuthor

http://www.twylah.com/Dearharts

http://about.me/erinelson

http://www.wattpad.com/user/EriNelson

To Ms Nelson… PLEASE TELL ME WHEN THE NEXT BOOK COMES OUT!!! Seriously, I need it really soon 🙂 

I would like to thank the author and bewitching book tours as I had so much fun with all three books! I love werewolves and it’s always great to see how each author can make a werewolf story their own!  🙂 I hope we can do it again soon! And you guys have a great week! Happy reading and later gators!

Entangled Edge October Release Day! w Giveaways!

Edge, a digital-first single-title romance line from Entangled Publishing, takes its lead from our popular Select imprint but gives its novels an edge in the marketplace by bringing great stories to readers at reasonable prices in a quick-and-easy way. Whether sexy or sweet, traditional romance or love and lust with a women’s fiction bent, at the center of every Edge book is heart. From Urban Fantasy to Contemporary Romance to Science Fiction Romance, Edge has a book for all romance readers—and right at their fingertips! As they say, all’s fair in love and war. To find out more about our titles, chat with authors, participate in special events, and to find out what books are coming next, visit the Entangled website, follow us on Twitter, and like our Facebook page.

Today I’m happy to be featuring Edge’s October releases!!

Dark Angel by TJ Bennett

When young widow Catherine Briton is washed ashore, the sole survivor of a violent shipwreck, all she wants is to go home to London. But injured as she is, she can’t escape when a shadowy stranger rescues her and takes her to his castle—where she’s healed with suspicious, almost magical speed.

The more time Catherine spends in the castle, the more her curiosity rises where her fiercely handsome new “master,” Gerard, is concerned. As she begins to investigate, though, her discoveries only bring more questions. It seems Gerard isn’t the only one on the island keeping secrets…

The small town is full of strange mysteries and townspeople who know more than they should about her. And when a hulking beast that stalks the nearby hills and valleys catches up to her, Catherine must figure out what’s going on before it’s too late.

Far Too Tempting by Lauren Blakely

Jane Black has written the break-up album of the century, earning her a Grammy, a huge legion of new fans, and the pressure to repeat her success. Sure, the heartbreak from her husband’s unconventional abandonment might have been her inspiration, but it hasn’t done her any favors in the dating department. So when Matthew Harrigan, the toughest music journalist out there, asks for an interview, Jane agrees—as long as her personal life is completely off-limits.

British, gorgeous, and way too tempting, Matthew’s the first guy Jane’s been attracted to since her husband. As she spends more time with him and their relationship heats up, though, so does her writer’s block. How can the queen of the break-up pen the perfect follow-up when she’s seriously in love?

Undying Embrace by Jessica Lee

Enclave #2

Arran MacLain is a vampire on a suicide mission, driven to kill his former partner who betrayed him and the Enclave they served. But two things stand in his way: Gabrielle, the human female who holds his heart, and the past that won’t let him go. If only death was enough to cleanse his soul.

Gabrielle Steven’s sister is missing. Her hunt for clues brings her face to face with the one vampire she can’t forget. Their missions combine and thrust them into the heart of evil. Will their passion be enough to overcome the pain from their past, or will their dark desires destroy them both?

Hunter’s Moon by Lisa Kessler

Moon #2

Sasha’s future was stolen from her the moment she was bitten. Now she’s on the run from the Nero Organization that transformed her from a human detective into a shape shifting jaguar assassin.

When a rogue bounty hunter threatens her younger sister, she’ll be forced to fight, and with nowhere else to turn, Sasha will need to trust the one man who has every reason to want her dead.

Aren is a werewolf with a secret. While protecting his twin brother and Alpha of the Pack, he found his one mate for life. Sadly she’s also the jaguar assassin who tried to kill them both. Now Aren is struggling between his animal nature to love and protect her, and his loyalty to the Pack.

GIVEAWAYS!!a Rafflecopter giveaway for a Cameo necklace and gift card!
a Rafflecopter giveaway for a guitar necklace
a Rafflecopter giveaway gift card and werewolf earings
a Rafflecopter giveaway giftcardSo I hope you guys enjoy these immensely.  Some of them, I’ve just received for review so check back here soon to hear what I have to say about them! 🙂 Happy reading and later gators! 

By Proxy Spotlight!

hello everyone! I hope all is going well! Today, I have something for my romance fans. This wonderful author is letting me show you some goodies, because I know some of you just love those sweet romances! 🙂 Here we go!

By Proxy (Heart of Montana, #1)

Heart of Montana #1

A HOLIDAY SURPRISE

Stubbornly small-town Jenny Lindstrom has misgivings when she promises to stand proxy in her best friend’s wedding—misgivings that are fulfilled when tall, handsome Sam Kelley walks into the courthouse an hour late. In order to keep her promise, an afternoon favor turns into a weekend of startling but undeniable attraction, threatening the well-ordered world that keeps her heart at arm’s length from any more pain.

Sam’s plan is to fly to Livingston, Montana, take vows for his favorite cousin, and return to Chicago as quickly as possible. But his plan is turned upside-down when he must spend a weekend with Jenny in Gardiner in order to keep his word. He doesn’t want to fall for the prim, proper schoolteacher whose small-town life seems to him like selling out, but the more time he spends with her, the harder it is to say good-bye.

When city and country come together for Christmas, the unexpected gift is true love.

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REVIEWS ARE IN!!

The swift pacing of the narrative and quick wit of the characters provide an undeniable appeal…this book is a winner. –Kirkus Book Reviews

By Proxy is an enticing read…The author has created a terrific sense of place in this novel – her debut in print…everyone should enjoy meeting Jenny and Sam. In fact, any of the Lindstrom ‘boys’ would be excellent candidates for a sequel! –Sacramento Book Review

I won an ARC of ‘By Proxy’ thru a Giveaway the author had on her blog, and I’m really glad I did. This is one of the sweetest books I’ve read in a long time. I could tell by the cover, I was going to love it. ‘By Proxy’ is Katy Regnery’s debut novel and to me, she nailed it. –The Booknatics

If you like imaginative romance that takes place in an idealistic setting with richly developed characters, then ‘By Proxy’ by Katy Regnery is the book for you. — Red City Reviews

About the Author

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KATY REGNERY, winner of multiple regional contests including the 2013 NECRWA First Kiss Contest and 2013 Maine RWA Everything But The Kitchen Sink Contest, has always loved telling a good story and credits her mother with making funny, heartwarming tales come alive throughout her childhood. A lifelong devotee of all romance writing from Edwardian to present-day, it was just a matter of time before Katy tried her hand at writing a love story of her own.

As it turned out, one love story turned into a series of five Heart of Montana romances, following the love lives of the Yellowstone-based Lindstrom siblings, their friends and family. In addition to small-town contemporary romance, Katy also writes paranormal romance under the pseudonym K.P. KelleyIt’s You, the story of star-crossed lovers, takes place in northern New England and the forests north of Quebec.

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Speaking of forests, Katy lives in the relative-wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut where her writing room looks out at the woods. And she’s delighted to share that her husband, two young children and two dogs create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories of all are the messy and unexpected ones.

Find Katy Here:

website:  http://katyregnery.com/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/KatyRegnery

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/KatyRegnery

Coming Soon….

The Christmas Wish  – Heart of Montana #1.5 (novella)

(Available November 1, 2013)

Waitress Tess Branson has earned a bad reputation, and the nickname “Fast Tessie,” as result of her poor judgement where men are concerned. With a body that matured early, Tess learned from a young age that men – of all ages – were interested in one thing from her. But all Tess has ever really wanted was to connect with someone special – to mean something to someone. Lucas Flynn, the short order cook at the restaurant where Tess works, has just been released on parole. He’s trying to get his life back on track, but can’t help noticing the pretty waitress who treats him kindly, despite his past. At Lucas’s urging, Tess makes a wish on a star, but they’ll have to rely on the magic of Christmas to help it come true.

Midsummer Sweetheart  – Heart of Montana #2

(Available January 1, 2014)

Fiercely protective Erik Lindstrom has never had much faith in love.  When he sees his parent’s marriage collapse, he vows never to place his heart at risk to be broken and manages to keep a safe distance from love.  That is, until he is tricked into looking after his sister’s friend, Katrin.  Katrin Svenson must leave her home in secret to escape her increasingly unhinged ex-fiancé in the care of a reluctant Erik, who steels himself against her deep, blue eyes and sunny smile.  Sparks start to fly between the pretty nurse and the aloof state trooper – sparks that turn to fire as Katrin melts the ice surrounding Erik’s heart.  Will Erik find a way to trust in love again before losing Katrin’s heart?  And can he keep her safe when a dark force from her past threatens their happiness?

I would like to thank Ms Katy for letting me show you some goodies! I bet you guys will enjoy this one, and she has some very good books coming up! And watch out for Ms Katy to be visiting soon with her new up coming book release! Happy reading and later gators!

JKSCommunications Press Release for the James River Writers Conf.

So one of my lovely contacts through the publishers I get goodies from is speaking at a cool conference , so I just wanted you guys to know about some of these really cool things that go on 🙂


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PROMINENT AUTHORS AND AGENTS READY TO CONVERGE IN VIRGINIA FOR 11TH JAMES RIVER WRITERS CONFERENCE
Two-day event features workshops, inspiration for up and coming writers

RICHMOND, Va. – Writers, mark your calendars. The James River Writers Conference is celebrating its 11th
year as one of the most prestigious gatherings of published authors, literary agents and editors in the country
with a two-day event that will inspire and educate writers on the rise.

The James River Writers Conference returns to Richmond on October 19 and 20 with an impressive lineup of
literary professionals, writing workshops and opportunities for aspiring writers to pitch their book ideas, hone
their skills and connect with nationally recognized authors and publishers.

This year’s conference features an extensive list of esteemed guests and speakers including award-winning book
designer and writer Chip Kidd, National Book Award-winner Kathryn Erskine and best-selling, awardwinning
author Christopher McDougall. Also making appearances at the conference are award-winning
authors Cece Bell, Lydia Netzer, Megan Mayhew Bergman and Philippa Ballantine. Book Doctors and
Pitchapalooza founders Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry will be on hand, and don’t forget to make time
for agents including April Eberhardt, Deborah Grosvenor, Victoria Skurnick and Paige Wheeler.

Year after year, the conference is lauded for its remarkable programs and its noteworthy influence on the writing
community. It’s no wonder why hundreds of people have been flocking to central Virginia each fall since 2003.

“The James River Writers Conference [is] one of the best writers’ conferences in America,” says David
Henry Sterry, of The Book Doctors. “If you’re a writer, do yourself a favor, get yourself to Richmond, Va.,
and go to this conference. It’s filled with warm, generous, talented writers, editors and agents.”
Registration for the annual conference is open, and writing sessions are already filling up. Find more details and
a full list of programs at JamesRiverWriters.org.

The 2013 conference is supported by BrownGreer, VCU Libraries, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Fraga Studios,
CultureWorks, Dominion, Hunton & Williams, Art Works, and the Virginia Commission for the Arts.
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