Wednesday, January 30, 2013

And today, I have an author that has been a good friend in my corner ever since I joined twitter. I've managed to hooked in with her on too many levels so now will be stuck with her forever. *grins* Sorry NL, no give backs :D
You want to get integrated? Here's some ways to stalk er no, you don't want to do that, she bites, follow her and keep up with her book worlds.
Just Ink Press:
She's got so many hats she wears, I couldn't begin to describe them all :) Today, we'll focus on the writer hat. Everyone please welcome N.L. Gervasio. *canned clapping all around* She's got something special for you the next few days. Check it out!
Hey there Sinners and Saints,
January 30th through February 1st, you will be able to download Gods & Vampyres for FREE. What’s even better? From February 2nd through February 3rd, The Dracove will be FREE again.
You can get the first two books in the Prophecy series for FREE this week and this week ONLY.
Read about them below. Click on the book covers for direct links to the books.
The Dracove – Book I of the Prophecy series
Kylie O’Rourke has unwittingly walked into the path of two vampyres—one who wants to use her as a sacrifice, and one who only wishes to win her heart. As she is pulled into their clandestine world, she learns more about her history and the reason behind her horrible nightmares.
Master vampyre Cianán searches for the one woman who could take his immortality to the next level—godhood. But, when he finds his Chosen One, his progeny Grantlund stumbles onto the Master’s plan . . . again. As if losing his first sacrifice to the bastard wasn’t enough, the Fates were to torment him with a second time.
Gods & Vampyres – Book II of the Prophecy series
The act never changes, only its players over thousands of years.
When Kylie is taken for use as a sacrifice in an ancient ritual, Grantlund races to save her life, but he has to wait for that perfect moment or all will be lost. Not only does he have to go up against his former Master, Cianán, one of the oldest and most powerful vampyres on Earth, but now the gods are involved, and Cianán has a very prominent one in his corner.
Grant will do anything to stop Cianán from destroying his lover and this world, but what price is he willing to pay? Death at the hands of the woman he loves?
An epic battle is about to begin, and not even the gods know who will come out the victor.
This promotion starts on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning at midnight PST, so be sure to bookmark the event or write it down. And share, share, share, folks! Word of mouth is an author’s best advertising!
I’ll work hard to get the next Prophecy series book out—Gemini – Book III of the Prophecy series. It needs a lot of editing too, and perhaps some dissection, where a novella may come of it.
Also, don’t forget to check the Just Ink Press website for Special Content.
As always, I appreciate you stopping by and reading.
NL “Jinxie” Gervasio is a creator and destroyer of worlds. She’s both editor and author, and discovered she’s quite good at the romance thing—writing it, that is—along with vampires, werewolves, zombies, angels and demons.
Jinxie is the CEO and Founder of Just Ink Press, her second publishing company, and she also owns and operates Forever Nocturne e-zine, a bi-annual literary magazine. Jinxie reviews books in her spare time, of which she rarely has any.
Jinxie was born on Friday the 13th. Her dad wanted to call her Jinx. Her mom said no. It took 34 years for her to discover the nickname, and she's grown quite attached to it. She lives in Tempe, Arizona with Umi (her mother), whom she cares for. She enjoys riding her beach cruiser "The Betty" around downtown Tempe, loves a good pub crawl, and has had the pleasure and the heartache of experiencing a love far greater than she could have ever imagined.
She welcomes you to her worlds.
Jinxie is the author of the Kick-Ass Girls Club series book Nemesis, and the Prophecy series books The Dracove and Gods & Vampyres. She’s also an editor for several successful authors.
Find Jinxie online for updates to upcoming works:
Click on cover for links to the books :)  

Cover love :D Now, go and check this girl out!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

My first interview of a fellow author Raven McAllan

Hello all you happy people. I've gone and done it. I've done an interview. Raven was a very good sport about being my guinea pig. In fact, she said I could do her. As she's in Scotland... ;) Okay, enough of the Romance writer bad joke banter. Please, welcome the great, the one and only Raven McAllan!

Hi Raven. It's great to have you back again. First, I'd like to thank you for being my guinea pig for author interviews :D Let's get a couple of traditional questions out of the way, shall we?

Great to be back, and lets go for it.

How long have you known you wanted to write?

I suspect, ever since I first realized that the crayon in my hand made words, and words made sentences…

What was your breakthrough that helped you finish that first novel?

The first one published was due to a dare by my crit group. They dared me to write it and sub it, so I did. The first ever (awful terrible cliché ridden rubbish) was because my DH bought me a computer and told me I had no excuse now.

Best writing advice to those scared to try their hand at writing?

 Do it. Write as you can, not as you think you should and ignore the doubters.


Okay, those are out of the way, let's get to the good ones. *rubs hands together with glee*

Raven grabs a cup of coffee and looks worried.

What is your favorite love scene from your books? And why?

Raig on the roundabout from The Price To Pay… when she's watching him… well he just opens his mouth and the words are nectar! And ohh that smile…So combine that with his trust in her, and his actions and ohh well… you'll need to read the book *laugh*


If you're stuck on a scene, do you have a special thing you do for inspiration?

Eat chocolate, play on the net. Moan and groan… Actually I look out of my window…


What's in your nightstand?

My underwear! (sorry)


Was there a character who embarrassed you but you wrote it anyway? If so who and where can I buy the book? ;)

Do you know, I don't think there is, not really. I've written some things with my eyes closed lol, and then thought Bloody hell did I write that? But not embarrassed per se. A Most Unusual Mistress I loved writing, because she is so feisty. In To Catch A Fox, I combined all my favorite things. Shape shifters, Menage, Regency, hot men, strong woman… I have a book out on 17th (from Evernight Publishers) called A Shimmer of Silk and that did give me a few 'can I really write this' moments. Not because I'm ashamed or embarrassed, but because it was very personal to my characters! Oh and very hot! It's a sequel to Silver Silk Ties. That was the book where I really realized I can write. Oh everyone might not like it, but this is me, my voice, and I'm not ashamed of it.


On your last visit, you gave an impressive list of books. I'm thinking you're impressive and I want to be like you when I grow up. Can you adopt me and my kids? lol Seriously, you're with more than one publisher, and you have health issues that make it hard, yet, you not only prevail, but spectacularly so. HOW do you do that?

Ah thank you. *blush* Actually I've slowed down a bit now. However, I know my limitations, and when I'm okay to write I just write, and luckily DH is fine with that. If I can't type for any reason, I've now learned to accept it, and I’ll read instead. (well okay I have been known to type one fingered on occasion) I do try to do at least an hour a day though, so I don't lose the thread.

oh and consider yourself adopted lol ta xxx


You're amazing and I'm glad to have you back! *starts making out new passport application*

You're a doll xxx I'm so pleased to be here.


Here's some links for the beautiful books by Raven, but she has many, many more.

You can find links to all Raven's Books on her web…

Meanwhile here's some teasers

Teaching Teacher


Finding love in a new town had not been in Seb's plans. But life has a tendency to throw you curveballs – like Ruari.

When the new head teacher walks into his bar, Ruari knows he has to have him, and damn the consequences. When lust turns to love, nothing else matters. Together they will overcome, no matter what. Or will circumstances drive them apart?


To Catch A Fox


When Eleanor was told the foxes had returned to Wilderwood she wondered, and hoped it wasn't just any old foxes. She’d spoken to no one of her week of passion with Alexander and Stanford Foxxe


                The Foxxe brothers had warned her about their other lives, but Eleanor had been skeptical until that magical night where they had showed her their true selves. They shifted from human to animal; howled at the moon, and mated with her. 

                 Now six years later, the foxes were back.

Had they come for her? If they had, would her changed circumstances alter all their plans? How would they cope with what she had become?



The Price To Pay


Do a friend a favor? Easy. Persuade the woman she's your soul mate? Not so easy. Does this cougar romance stand a chance?


Raig was only doing a favor for a friend. Who'd have thought the mum he was "babysitting" would turn out to be the woman of his dreams?


Raig could see their future; Vairi could only see the age difference. He may say "you are only as old as the man you feel," but she couldn't do the forever he wanted. Too many obstacles stood in their way, especially when she finds out Raig has not been telling her the truth, even though she too has secrets she's not willing to share. Can they open up and put their doubts behind them to discover how satisfying a cougar romance can be?



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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Featured Author, Kayla Jameth

Remember my Naughty Nursery Rhyme, Rick Sexed Up the Doc? Well, it's got company. And the person bringing us the next fabulous installement is Kayla Jameth. (We had one as a Christmas Release as well so check it out!) And *looks around and whispers* I have it on good authority, there will be another
For those who don't know, this line has grown to encompass fairy tales as well. And From the Ashes is based (how loosely or closely I can't wait to find out!) on the fairy tale, Cinderella. Now, without further ado, I introduce you to Kayla.
A knight and a former princess, Kayla Jameth now spends her time writing m/m romance. A true Renaissance woman, she has done everything from cross stitch like a proper lady to welding with the best of them. An eclectic life has left her with a unique understanding of the world inhabited by men and an appreciation for the difficulties faced by men in m/m relationships. It is her devout wish that her experiences translate into a richer telling of such tales.

Find her here:

Ooooh I don't know about you, but this sounds like a woman after my own heart. Who says you can't be tough and cross stitch too?

Now would you like to see a little more about the book From the Ashes? Me too!

Cinder is not just another pretty face. He aspires to be his own man, but finds himself longing to belong to another man.

Cinder never thought that he could rise from the ashes of his life, but an unexpected encounter with a woman claiming to be his fairy godmother may be just what he needs. Finding himself flung into his very own fairy tale, she sends him off to meet his Prince Charming. But was the gown really necessary?

And if that's not enough to tempt you into buying, how about an excerpt?

Cinder glanced around. Paper lanterns floated in the trees, lined the walks, and graced the gazebo near the reflecting pool, giving the grounds a mystical air. Their warm glow caught the dancing jets of the fountain splashing merrily to his right. The musical, crystalline tones carried on the night wind’s breath. He was reminded of the enchanted gardens in the fairy tales his father had read to him when he was a child. What would happen to him if he dared walk there?
            Henri led him toward the gazebo. Soon he would find out.
The cool breeze caressed his uncovered neck. Cinder shivered at the ethereal touch. Henri turned to him, the question clear in his eyes, but he didn’t know how to answer. Instead he breathed in the tangible scent of rich earth and flowing water, hoping to calm his bounding heart.
Henri lightly stroked his arm. Cinder’s breath caught at the silky brush of the other man’s fingers. He drew another shaky breath. Henri may have meant to soothe him; instead his touch set Cinder’s wayward body aflame.
They left the last of the courtiers behind as they entered the dim interior of the fanciful pavilion. Vines climbed its intricately carved posts, perfuming the air within. The music and voices of the aristocrats faded away. Only a single intrepid nightingale could be heard over the cheerful burbling of the fountain. Hidden from the rest of the court, an unworldly sense of peace filled him. Was his very own fairy tale about to come true?
Bespelled and bemused, he could feel the magic in every beat of his heart, in every trembling breath he drew.
Once inside the bower, Henri reached to cup Cinder's cheek. Unused to being touched, he nearly flinched away but managed to still, heart pounding, before giving himself away. The older man's thumb slid across his cheekbone and came to rest lightly on his mouth. Why did he want to lean into that caress?
The other man's warm, slightly musky scent filled his nostrils, drowning his senses.
Henri's other hand wrapped around his waist and drew him close. He leaned closer while tipping Cinder's face upwards. Cinder's breath left him in a rush, stirring the noble’s hair. Henri was all that he could see, his mouth slowly, carefully descending toward Cinder’s. If he allowed this, the other man might discover his deception. He couldn’t risk that, so why then did he ache to feel Henri’s kiss? Their lips brushed, light as thistle down.
Surprisingly, Henri's mouth was soft and warm upon his own. After a moment, it pressed more firmly against his. Something fluttered in his chest, trying to get out.
Cinder didn't think to pull away until he felt Henri's tongue seeking entrance. The hand on his face slipped to his nape and held firm. He froze in shock, not even daring to breathe, as flames rushed through his body. The very beat of his heart betrayed him.
The questing tongue stroked his lips and pushed between them. It slid over his teeth, seeking to enter. When he protested, Henri swept in and began a lazy, sensuous exploration that left him breathless.
Soon he found himself returning the caress. Henri responded to his fledgling attempts by pulling him closer and moaning into his mouth. He had never experienced anything so sensual and erotic. He fed his own needy pleas to the other man one at a time.
Finally they separated slightly, Cinder panting heavily, trying to catch his breath. Was Henri as affected by their kiss as he was? A quick glance confirmed Cinder was not alone in his arousal. Flushed and gasping, Henri gazed at him with eyes full of wonder and something unnamed smoldering in their depths.
Sounds fantastic, right? :D