Thursday, July 17, 2014

Fated Cover Reveal & Gift Card Giveaway


Sometimes love has other plans.


The Fated 5 have come together to bring you a collection of five steamy new adult urban fantasies about sacrifice, second chances, destiny and love against all odds.
Beginning August 21st, for a limited time, paranormal fans can purchase five full length bestselling novels all in one:

- Amaranth by Rachael Wade
- Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter by Nikki Jefford
- Darkness of Light by Stacey Marie Brown
- Flight by Alyssa Rose Ivy
- Whisper by Heather Hildenbrand


Add it at Goodreads. Sign-up for a FREE Fated Bonus Bundle.
 

Giveaway

 
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Bloggers: There's still time to sign-up for the Fated Release Blitz taking place August 21st.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Seven 11 Blog Hop & Giveaway



Amanda Aksel, author of The Man Test, has organized an ongoing blog hop for authors to share 7 random lines from our WIPs on the 11th of every month. And, she has a giveaway of her ebook, which you can enter to win at the bottom.

I just wrote the ending of Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter #4, Hunting Season. There's still a big gap to fill before I'm finished. In the meantime, below are 7 lines from the first chapter.

Last day to download book one FREE!


Hunting Season Teaser

We were quick, Fane and I, busting inside Henry’s home, slamming the door behind us with a “crack” that reverberated across the immaculate living room.

            Henry had barely regained his footing before I took three swift steps across the tiled entry and punched him in the face, relishing the burn across my knuckles on impact.

            Henry howled as I shook out my hand.

            His face contorted. He started toward me, but Fane stepped in his way.

            “Not a good idea, mate.”

Today is the last day of Aurora Sky's Bad Blood tour. I am giving away a hand stamped steel FEMME FATALE brass knuckles necklace (it is so badass) $65 value, open internationally so make sure to enter to win here.

Ready for 7 more lines? Check out the rest of the 7/11 stops:
Amanda Aksel
Steph Nuss
Heather Hildenbrand
Bethany Lopez
SM Boyce
Heather Brewer
Justine Winter
Alicia Sheehy
 
Enter to Win The Man Test

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Fame. Fortune. Glory. PERFORMANCE!

“If you can’t be famous, be infamous.” – Chicago

 
Authors spend a lot of time trying to make themselves and their book the next Big Story.


The truth is, even if you rise to glory, stardom is impossible to sustain. You only have to look at the musical Chicago to see how the story goes. Roxie Hart went from the It Story to last week’s news when the latest scandal walked in.

It’s easy to get sucked into the fervor of stardom. Besides the universal truth that it’s a temporary phantasm, there are two good reasons to keep your focus on your audience and craft:

1) To do otherwise is shallow and 2) You got into this business to tell stories--stories about other people, not about you.

It’s okay to celebrate our successes (we should celebrate our successes!), but it all comes back to craft.

I hear more and more readers expressing burn-out over how all the books being released sound the same lately.

This is what we writers should be concerned with. Not what lists we’re on, not our names spelled out in big bold letters.

Performance.

Delivery.

Giving our audience a damn good show!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Win a Brass Knuckles FEMME FATALE Necklace


It's tour time! Guest posts, reviews and interviews about WHAT'S NEXT with Aurora and the gang. I hope you check out some stops! Full schedule here.

Enter to WIN a hand stamped steel necklace, made by Card Carrying Lesbian Jewelry.

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Cover Reveal Countdown - Sign-up for July 17th


Reveal!

July 17th

 
Bloggers: Sign-up here to take part in the FATED 5's Cover Reveal and Release Blitz.

Designer: Najla Qamber

Genre: Mature YA/NA urban fantasy

Cover: Sexy, embracing young couple in woods. Light blue and purple paranormal hues. This is a box set, but Naj made a full cover especially for bloggers during the cover reveal. It is Gorgeous!

Authors:
Alyssa Rose Ivy
Stacey Marie Brown
Heather Hildenbrand
Rachael Wade
Nikki Jefford

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

What Kills Me July Desktop Calendar

It's 2014 and we're celebrating with an awesome fantasy themed calendar. This calendar is for the background on your computer and you can get this month's image below.

Each month will feature a different book or series, so if you want to challenge yourself, try reading each book or series that is featured before each month is over. The books for July are What Kills Me and I Am Forever by Wynne Channing. Also, What Kills Me is currently free, so grab it at the links below!
 


Click here to download the full size image. Then set as your background!


What Kills Me

 
An ancient prophecy warns of a girl destined to cause the extinction of the vampire race.

So when 17-year-old Axelia falls into a sacred well filled with blood and emerges a vampire, the immortal empire believes she is this legendary destroyer. Hunted by soldiers and mercenaries, Axelia and her reluctant ally, the vampire bladesmith Lucas, must battle to survive.

 How will she convince the empire that she is just an innocent teenager-turned bloodsucker and not a creature of destruction? And if she cannot, can a vampire who is afraid of bugs summon the courage to fight a nation of immortals?

Free ebook copy!

 

I Am Forever (The Sequel to What Kills Me)
 
Axelia fought an army of vampires and survived. Once fated as the destroyer of the vampire race, she is now welcomed into the immortal empire and revered as a god.

But instead of relishing her victory, she faces a dangerous new world and an empire at war. Axelia is thrust into the position of supreme vampire and caught in the crossfire of battle. To make matters worse, her role alienates Lucas, the one vampire that she trusts.


Her choices have brutal consequences and her power spawns evil enemies. And they know how to get to her — by hurting those whom she loves most.
 


 
Author Bio:

About Wynne: Wynne Channing is a national newspaper reporter and award-winning young adult novelist. Wynne loves telling stories and as a journalist, she has interviewed everyone from Daniel Radcliffe and Hugh Jackman to the president of the Maldives and Duchess Sarah Ferguson. The closest she has come to interviewing a vampire is sitting down with True Blood‘s Alexander Skarsgard (he didn’t bite). She briefly considered calling her debut novel “Well” so then everyone would say: “Well written by Wynne Channing.”

 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Cover Reveal, Release Blitz & ARC Sign-Up


I've teamed up with four new adult paranormal romance authors to offer a special treat in August: Five steamy full-lengths novels about sacrifice, destiny and love against all odds. All for 99 cents until the bundle retires.

BloggersSign-ups are open for the following:

- July 17th Cover Reveal

- August 21st Release Blitz

- Fated ARC

The cover was designed by Najla Qamber, who did my Spellbound covers and Evil Red. I saw it today and it is one of my favorites! So sexy and romantic - a gorgeous blend of dark and light colors that give it a paranormal glow.

And! Naj made a special full frontal cover just for the reveal (opposed to the sideways/spine view you see on box-sets & bundles).

It's so beautiful. I hope you help us show it off.


Readers. Sign-ups are coming soon to receive the extra goodies we're offering:

- Fated Bonus Bundle

- Story Behind the Story - Phone number and access code to live chat with the Fated 5

- Entry into drawing for $50 Gift Card

Everyone will have an opportunity to sign-up for the bonus material during the cover reveal. You can also sign-up for my newsletter to receive a final call to sign-up.

Fated 5:
Amaranth by Rachael Wade
Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter by Nikki Jefford
Darkness of Light by Stacey Marie Brown
Flight by Alyssa Rose Ivy
Whisper by Heather Hildenbrand