Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Cupid Painted Blind Free Day Giveaway

Sweet Little Lies by Liz Schulte

The day Femi caught her first bounty she knew this was it; she found her place in the Abyss. However, one mistake, one act of kindness, one beautifully whispered lie could cost her everything--even her life.

Autumn’s Call by Lisa Rayns
When Autumn realizes death is chasing her, she runs only to be stalled by an unresolved ghost. Is he there to help her? Or does he want retribution for his murder?

 Tell a Soul by Olivia Hardin
He’s the dependable one. The strong and steadfast one. Still, there’s one woman who has always turned his firm resolve on end. Langston is surprised beyond... belief to find Kristana again, and this time without a husband. Has fate finally given them the chance to be together? Kristana can’t escape her intense attraction for the strange giant Langston, but the murmuring voices in her head are threatening to drive her mad. Can she find a way to trade one torment for another and thereby find true love?

The Siren Sarina by C.G. Powell
Being a siren is not all that it is cracked up to be, especially when you play with the gods.  Sarina, like all good sirens, has a penance for sex and not with just anyone.  This time her prey is Ares the god of war and lover to Aphrodite.  Not that Sarina minds stepping on the goddess of loves toes, but when Ares gifts her with the powers of a god, Zeus can’t help but to intervene.

Fool Moon by Cait Lavendar
All Jack saw when he looked at Carlie was perfection until she ripped out a man's throat. Confused by the pull she had on his heart, he is left with the choice to chase after the love of his life or to be left howling at the Fool Moon.

When Opportunity Haunts by Stephanie Nelson
With and eternity as the Angel of Death before him, not much could get under Dorian Hade's skin-that was until he met Gwen Sparks. She shuts down all of his advances and insists they are just friends. Dorian takes matters into his own hands and tricks Gwen into a romantic weekend away from her ex-boyfriend at a haunted bed and breakfast.

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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Spell Checked is free on Amazon Giveaway

I’m super excited about this.  Spell Checked is free on Amazon today, so please download it and share. 

I’ve got a great contest going just for the occasion, and it mostly stuff from the book, like the USB pendant Beck gave to Mae, and the perfume (Lismore by Waterford) which comes in a lovely crystal bud vase.  Plus a signed copy of Spell Check and a couple of unique bookmarks!

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Bitten Shame Release and Review

Bitten Shame (Book 2 of the Bend-Bite-Shift Trilogy)

By Olivia Hardin

Jill Prescott returned from self-imposed seclusion to help save her best friend Devan’s life. Throwing herself into Devan’s problems and bringing an evil organization to its knees might just be the distraction she needs to keep living without the only man she’s ever loved. Her life changed forever when she was hired to spend a week with Doc Massey. On the day she became a vampire her youthful innocence ended, but Doc’s love rescued her from being consumed by the darkness.  The shadow of that former life continues to loom over her, keeping her from realizing her own self-worth.  Running from her past only brings her closer to a destiny that is inextricably connected to what she is trying to escape… 

Every gift has both a reward and a price, because All of it fits

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Released today, May 25, 2012!  Check out Olivia’s blog for a fun giveaway!

Bitten Shame Review
This is book 2 in the bend, bite, shift trilogy and it doesn’t disappoint.  It’s centered around Devan’s friend Jill.  Each chapter is like a tiny cliff hanger as you move between current times and Jill’s past.  It’s like reading two books in one, with both stories so good you can’t decide if you want more of the past or more of the present. 
Personally, in the beginning the time jumps had me a little off kilter because I wanted more of Jill’s past, but as the present day story developed, I wanted more of it too.  The character development is great, the story is fantastic, and the text is well written.  I look forward to book 3 in this series as it is one of my favorites!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Fifty Shades of Gray Trilogy Giveaway

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Immortal Voyage / Kindle Giveaway

I’m getting to the end of the edits and hope to send out ARC’s of Immortal Voyage out soon.  To celebrate I have two rafflecopters going.  One is for a Sterling Silver Garnet ring and the other for a Kindle.  You will find both of those raffles at the end of the post.

I know I usually do excerpts on Fridays but I’m so excited about getting this book wrapped up I decided to post one today.  So, here it is....

Immortal Voyage

 “My Laird, the priestesses from Hy-Brasil are here,” announced the young man, half out of breath from his jaunt across the grounds.

“Well, don’t just stand there, lad, bring them here post haste,” shouted Rowe, pacing the foot of his wife’s bed.  

As soon as the boy was out of earshot his wife, Mila, chastised, “Rowe!  Must you scare the poor lad?   You act as though this is the first time I have given birth.”  His tall, handsome figure moved back and forth in front of the hearth, casting a restless shadow across the room.  His pacing and snippiness wore on her already frayed nerves.  “You need to calm down.”

He turned to look at her, worry written across his brow.  “I’m sorry, but this birth is unlike your others.  I have every right to be worried, especially now that the priestesses are here,” he confessed, before walking to her bedside.

She winced as the muscles around her stomach contracted and let out a deep breath as it finished.  “I can’t be worried about what may or may not come to pass.  We will only know when this child has been birthed; until then, I refuse to think of the worst.  Plus, you do enough worrying for the both of us.”  She snorted, rubbing the once tense muscles on her belly.

“I wish you would have allowed me to take you to Hy-Brasil,” he said, clasping her hand.  “It would have put my mind at ease, Mila.”

“You know why I refused.  I would rather die than give up this child,” she professed, squeezing his hand firmly.

“Don’t say that,” he whispered, bringing her fingers to his lips.  “There is still the chance the priestesses will take the baby.”  He sat in the chair next to the bed and ran his fingers through his hair. 

A light tap on the door redirected his attention.  “Enter,” he yelled from his chair.  Two figures shrouded in cloaks stood in the doorway along with the lad he startled earlier.  “Leave us.”  He waved off their escort.

The taller of the two pulled back her hood to reveal an unearthly beauty.  Her long limbs moved with unnatural grace as she approached Rowe and Mila.  “I understand your concern, but you know the deal.  It would be unwise to leave a child here to be persecuted for being different,” she said bluntly.

“Salima, there is no need to keep yourself masked—you are among friends,” Rowe said to the priestess.

Salima’s skin turned the color of the sky on a clear day and her eyes change to those more reminiscent of a cat than human. 

“I have no intention of going back on our agreement, and as per our contract, if the child’s appearance is normal, it will remain with us,” he cited. 

Standing, he strutted to where the other woman stood.  “And you are?”

The other figure stepped away from the closed door and removed her cloak, placing it on a nearby table.  Unlike Salima, she was of normal stature and color.  Her light blonde hair was pulled back from her young face and held in place with an ornate clasp.  “I’m the priestess Var,” she stated as she bowed her head briefly in respect.  “King Varen sent me to ensure a smooth transition, regardless of which way it may turn out and to help with the birth,” she added in a soft, kind voice.

“How fares King Varen?” Rowe asked, rubbing the side of his temple to relax the tension in his furrowed brow.  He footed back to Mila’s side and clasped her hand.

“My king fairs well and wishes you and your lady would visit again soon.  He misses your company.”

Mila’s face contorted with pain as the next contraction engulfed her.  She squeezed Rowe’s hand until the pain subsided.  “I don’t think it will be much longer.”  She winced as she let go of his hand.  “Go to the hall and make arrangements for the crowd who will come the moment it’s born.”  She chuckled, recalling the masses who showed up for Halis’ birth two years ago.

“I shall take my leave then.”  He kissed his wife one more time before making his way to a grand room with three large fireplaces that served as the meeting hall and kitchen for his clan.  He sat on a stool next to the center hearth and watched the flames dance as his mind wandered.  Had this all been a mistake?  He looked back on his and Mila’s decision to have this babe.  But his thoughts were interrupted as he was joined by the cook who prepared the fire to make the mornings bread.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Interview- Langston and Sarina

In celebration of our paranormal romance anthology, Cupid Painted Blind being free today and tomorrow on Amazon, all of us characters decided to interview each other to give you readers an insight into our lives and what make us tic.

Interview with Langston and Sarina

Sarina: So, handsome, rumor has it that you’re a hedge witch?  What powers do you have?  Is it something really cool like hammering a 6 inch nail through a board with your…

Langston:  *raises a hand to stop her words even as a blush creeps into his cheeks* Sarina, your beauty is unmatched, as are the vulgar words which pass your lips.  My magic has accumulated over centuries.  It is a mixture of the innate powers within my blood and knowledge of the use of nature’s own gifts.  I have learned much in my years on this earth.

And you, Sarina.  Would you like to share with the readers what it means to be a siren?

Sarina:  Ah...the life of a siren.  Imagine being able to persuade the hottest immortals and supernaturals that you’re the object of their desire—no strings attached.  There are few that can resist my song, except death, but sometimes even the angel of death has a hard time telling me no.  Although, I think he’s just a horn dog and not really under my spell.  I don’t have many of the emotions that humans suffer, such as love, regret, or much of a conscience for that matter.  It’s all about pleasure and its fulfillment. 

And don’t try to act all innocent with your school boy blush.  I know a little something about you and a certain vampire, and now your new lady...This so called soul mate of yours whose-name-I-forget.  What’s the deal with you two?  How does she feel about swinging?  Are you blushing again? 

Langston: Perhaps it is good that you do not suffer regret, else you might regret the inability to experience love’s affliction.  Love is a beautiful suffering indeed.  *a warm smile smoothes his expression as he gets a faraway look in his dark eyes*  My heart has belonged to Kristana for a very long time, but our fates were never aligned.  The gods sometimes can be cruel indeed, shuffling us around like so many pieces on a chessboard.

But then you know a little something about the gods, don’t you, Sarina?

Sarina:  Yeah, I know what you mean about the gods.  I guess that is why I tricked Ares into making me one.  I would rather be the one doing the shuffling than the one being shuffled.  I use my powers for good—most of the time.  It’s hard when you lack a moral compass. 

*fans self* Is it getting a little hot in here?  I hope you don’t mind if I get comfortable.  *stands, removes dress, and tosses it in Langston’s face.  Walks to small kitchen bar and fixes drink in a lacey push-up bra and thong*   Vodka, Rum or Whiskey?  How much liquor does it take to get a hedge witch drunk enough to do something stupid? 

So, how are you and Kristana doing?  I hear the orphans are keeping her busy.  *makes distasteful face at the mention of children*

Langston: If you insist, I will accept a bourbon.  Straight.  Kristana is quite busy with the children, and the ghosts of course.  Even so, we have managed to make time for each other.  When one is in love, one does that.   *tries to avert eyes, but finds his gaze drawn to the sexy siren* Ahem, you employ such brazen tactics, Sarina.  Is there any man you will not go to great lengths to bed?

Sarina:  Let’s just say I like a good challenge.  *snaps fingers.  Is now wearing a little black dress.  Hands Langston his drink*  And yes.  There are many men I wouldn’t even bother to acknowledge their existence. 

For instance, that pointy eared bastard, Sy.  If not for Femi I would have bed him already.  I’ve had experience with ghosts, been there, done that.  Autumn can enjoy her ghostly lover without my interference. 

Then we have sugar britches, Dorian.  Being the angel of death makes him immune to my powers, but when he is done playing with his mortal Gwen, I’m sure I will hear from him.  In many ways, when it comes to random sex without emotional attachment, he and I are much alike, but every once in a while he lets his heart get involved and that spells trouble for everyone. 

Of course there is you Langy poo.  Not that I don’t enjoy your company and the challenge of a good chase, and God knows a man of your stature is surly well endowed.  I just can’t deal with all the sappy love stuff. So, if you and Katrina don’t work out, call me.

And let’s not forget about Jack...... 

Langston: *takes hearty sip of his drink, then releases a deep sigh* You seem to focus a lot of attention on Jack, which is surprising.  What do you find so appealing about him, I wonder?

Sarina:  Appealing?  Bwahahaha...That was me totally forgetting about Jack.   He spends too much time trying to impress me by talking about his military training and he smells of she wolf.  Neither of which is very appealing.  I would find him more interesting if you ran him through the car wash and slapped a piece of duct tape over his mouth.

It was nice talking to you Langston.  Femi and I are getting together to cause a little chaos and I don’t want to keep her waiting.  I hear Sy is going to be there and he’s bringing a friend.  *Winks*

Langston: *sighs in relief as he watches Sarina leave the room, swinging her hips provocatively in the process* Some things in life never change, no matter how long your life happens to be.  Sirens are one of those. 

I hope you have enjoyed the interview with Langston and Sarina.  Don't forget to stop by Amazon and get your copy of Cupid Painted Blind while it is FREE.

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