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  1. Pinterest, A Love Story
    Friday, April 04, 2014
  2. Pirates, On The Mind
    Thursday, March 27, 2014
  3. What To Read When The World Freezes
    Tuesday, January 28, 2014
  4. What I'm Reading - Jan. 13, 2013
    Sunday, January 12, 2014
  5. The Last Keeper's Daughter Nominated for 2013 Reviewer's Choice Awards
    Tuesday, January 07, 2014
  6. What I'm Reading
    Monday, January 06, 2014
  7. A New Year's Gift To All
    Tuesday, December 31, 2013
  8. MERRY CHRISTMAS
    Tuesday, December 24, 2013
  9. Wendy Russo's - January Black Sale
    Tuesday, December 10, 2013
  10. Avery Olive's 18 Days of Christmas Giveaways
    Monday, December 09, 2013

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Pinterest, A Love Story



I’d heard from writer friends about Pinterest. How addictive it is. Seriously, I have plenty of things that detour me from writing. I would shrug when it was mentioned and go about my business.It was my best friend who finally got me on Pinterest and I haven’t looked back.

Writers are inquisitive creatures. Our crazy brains are always churning away looking for a spark of inspiration. I’m constantly on the internet searching for historical information, images, and general information about things that will be in one of my books. What I didn’t have was a place to put all these images with captions and what they were about. Now I do.

What is Pinterest:

Pins: Instead of saving links, you save images. You can add comments, descriptions, and information, whatever you want with the image.

Boards: If you want, you can organize your pins onto a board with like-minded images.

Follow: You can follow boards with the same interests. It’s a great way to meet interesting people with the same interests.

How I’m using Pinterest:

I’m constantly bombarded by ...

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Pirates, On The Mind



I haven’t written a blog post since the end of January when the temperatures were well below freezing and snow blanketed the ground. I wish I could say winter was long gone by now. While we are above freezing – it’s a balmy 35 degrees right now – we still have snow on the ground.

So what the hell have I been doing while waiting for spring.

What I’ve Been Reading

  • The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon. Starz has adapted her first book, Outlander, into a series. When I heard this, I thought I’d give it a read. Wow, was I blown away. It truly is amazing the way Gabaldon mixes history and romance and fantasy all together. I knew nothing of Scottish Highlanders; other than they wore kilts, and found the history fascinating. I’m panting to see the series now, and how it will compare to the books.

  • The Siren by Tiffany Reisz. I kept seeing reviews on Goodreads about this book. Finally, I broke down and bought it. I was not disappointed. This is an Adult Erotic read. I cringe while writing Erotic, because so many people associate that word with Fifty Shades of Grey. I have nothing against Fifty, but Siren is much stronger, much darker, and ...

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What To Read When The World Freezes



This winter is getting to me. I’m starting to feel like the world is a giant frozen ball of ice. Soon we’ll be rationing food, and fuel, and the grid will break down and my husband and I will be burning our furniture to stay warm.

Yes, I know, dramatic, but I was not meant for below zero temperatures. Neither is my dog, Giblet, who is old and has a tough time getting around. We’ve made paths in the snow for him. It actually rose above freezing the other day and I gloried at the sight of a sprig of grass which had managed to reach up above the snow. This cold has gone on too long.

Which brings me to my post… Books to read while the world freezes.

Let’s start off with A Song of Fire and Ice, by George. R.R. Martin. Because Winter isn’t Coming it’s Here dammit.

The Shining, by Stephen King. Perfect book to read while the snow is falling.

Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy. You need to be sprawled out on a chaise in front of a roaring fire with a glass of wine while reading this.

 

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What I'm Reading - Jan. 13, 2013



I was given this book as a Christmas present and it surprised me that I hadn't heard of it before. If you like to read American history, this might be for you.


George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American RevolutionGeorge Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution by Brian Kilmeade
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I found the opening quote to this book incredibly timely. "Washington did not really outfight the British, he simply outspied us!" Major George Beckwith.

Intelligence gatherers, HUMINT, and the variety of other names spies are called have been with us since the beginning of time. And yet, we still hear public outcries from individuals, countries, and governments about being spied upon. Of course, while they are busy spying on us.

I was lucky enough to have studied the Culper Spy Ring years ago. I think it's wonderful that someone has written a book about these incredible individuals that helped to turn the tide on the American Revolution. It's especially interesting to note that George Washington was himself a spy during the French and Indian ...

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The Last Keeper's Daughter Nominated for 2013 Reviewer's Choice Awards

 

The Paranormal Romance Guild has nominated The Last Keeper's Daughter for a Reviewer's Choice Award in the Vampires & Shifters category.

The reviewer's picked the books, but You will determine the winners. So Go and Vote! Click HERE to vote and see all the nominees.


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What I'm Reading



Every authorI know loves to read, and for me, reading ignites my imagination and inspires me to write. If you read history nothing can truly surprise you. Below is my review of The Fishing Fleet: Husband Hunting in the Raj.

The Fishing Fleet: Husband Hunting in the RajThe Fishing Fleet: Husband Hunting in the Raj by Anne de Courcy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I received The Fishing Fleet, Husband Hunting in the Raj as a Christmas gift - Thank you Jo! - and couldn't wait to sneak off to my favorite reading spot and crack the spine of this delicious book by Anne De Courcy.

I've always been fascinated by the British Empire. You had American women going on husband expeditions in the UK. To Marry an English Lord Or How Anglomania Really Got Startedis an excellent read.

There were women and men traveling to Africa, setting up farms, and communities, and getting into a lot of mischief. and Out of Africa and Shadows on the Grass.

And then you had the Raj. Even the name conjures up images of exotic locales and languid ...

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A New Year's Gift To All


  If you haven't already, I'm sure a lot of you will be kicking up your heels tonight. There's nothing that expresses a good time like a foursome of Flappers, and the four above seem to be having a very good time

  2013 has been a great year for me. I owe a lot of that to all of you. I feel extremely fortunate and honored to have such a loyal base of readers.

  And so, for the next week (Jan. 1-7, 2014), I will send an Amazon gift card in the amount of $8.00 USD to anyone who places a review for The Last Keeper's Daughter on Amazon. Basically I'm reimbursing you for the cost of reading my book. Which means you get The Last Keeper's Daughter for FREE, with the caveat that you leave a review on Amazon. My Book Link
Here.
 
  All you need do is contact me, click 
here, with the link to your review. 

  Again, Thank You for making my 2013 so wonderful. I'm wishing All of You the Very Best for 2014.


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MERRY CHRISTMAS

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Wendy Russo's - January Black Sale

 

January Black is one of those books that will stick with you for a long time. It's appropriate for all ages, AND all age groups will find it enjoyable. I am not typically a YA reader, but this was such a unique and interesting book that I couldn't put it down until I was finished.


About January Black

Sixteen-year-old genius Matty Ducayn has never fit in on The Hill, an ordered place seriously lacking a sense of humor. After his school’s headmaster expels him for a small act of mischief, Matty’s future looks grim until King Hadrian comes to his rescue with a challenge: answer a question for a master’s diploma.

More than a second chance, this means freedom. Masters can choose where they work, a rarity among Regents, and the question is simple.

What was January Black?

It’s a ship. Everyone knows that. Hadrian rejects that answer, though, and Matty becomes compelled by curiosity and pride to solve the puzzle. When his search for an answer turns up long-buried state secrets, Matty’s journey becomes a collision course with a deadly royal decree. He’s been set up to fail, which forces him to choose. Run for his life with the challenge lost…or call the king’s bluff.

January Black is the silver medalist in the 2013 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards, Young Adult – Coming of Age category.


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Avery Olive's 18 Days of Christmas Giveaways


Today, I'm on Avery Olive's Blog. Link Here 

She's hosting authors and offering fabulous giveaways. Now who doesn't want something great for free this time of year?

Happy Holidays!

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What If? Reading & Viewing Ideas



WHAT IF we all just relaxed this holiday season and actually allowed ourselves to enjoy this time of year. Someone said that to me the other day and it really made me think. Instead of focusing on all the joys of friends and family, I've been worrying about what to give, what to cook, what to wear. It sort of ruins everything, doesn't it?

In light of that, I thought I'd toss out my favorite books and movies that I've enjoyed this year. It's my way of giving back to you, and isn't that what we all should be doing?

So, WHAT IF you give Night Film, by Marisha Peel, a read? 



Was this book perfect? Of course not! What book ever is. Was it completely engrossing? YES. Did I curl up in my favorite chair and ignore my chores, my husband, and those pesky dirty dishes to keep reading... YES! 

This is my FAV book for 2013. I still think about the characters and wish I could do a mind wipe and read it all again for the first time.

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Winners of The Last Keeper's Daughter Excerpt Tour




I had a wonderful time on my excerpt tour with Goddess Fish promotions. 
I want to thank Judy and Marianne for making my tour great!

Here are the winners.

Kit - Won a $50 Amazon Gift Card
Andra and Mary - Won Kindle versions of The Last Keeper's Daughter


Thank You All.

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The Last Keeper's Daughter - Excerpt Tour




The Fabulous Goddess Fish Promotions is hosting an Excerpt Tour for me. Check out my Events Page for all my stops. Be sure and leave a comment to win a gift card!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer. I should be back to my regular posting next month when everyone goes back to school.

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Summer Fun Scavenger Hunt 2013

 



Summer Fun Scavenger Hunt 2013

Find great authors and books in the Night Owl Reviews Summer Fun Scavenger Hunt! Read book blurbs and get entered to win awesome prizes!

Just click on the image to the left and you'll find a long list of authors, gift baskets, and gift cards that you could win!








 




 

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Killer Joe, Released 2011




I watch a lot of movies, but I can't remember one that has stuck with me as much as Killer Joe. First off, this is a movie for adults (NC-17 rating) and I will write about particular scenes, so if you don't want to know too much then don't read any further.

 

I've never truly seen the appeal of Matthew McConaughey until this film. He portrays Killer Joe Cooper to creepy perfection. Emile Hirsch plays Chris Smith, an inept drug dealer who has run afoul of his supplier. Chris learns that his mother has an insurance policy and decides that she should die so that his sister, Dottie, can collect the money and pay off his debts. Perfectly logical, right? You see where this movie is going don't you? Down the slick rabbit hole straight to hell. Actually I'm thinking hell is the trailer park they live in.

 

None of the characters are appealing except for Dottie Smith played by Juno Temple. There is controversy over how old Dottie is in the film. I'm thinking fifteen plus, but who knows. Killer Joe meets Dottie when he shows up at the front door looking for Chris. You can see the immediate interest he has in her, sort of like a lizard that spots an especially tasty looking insect. It sounds like such a cliché to say she has a child's mind ...

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New Release - Son of a Mermaid, Katie O'Sullivan




I was very lucky to get an ARC of Katie's new book Son of a Mermaid. This is such an enjoyable read! Perfect to tuck into your summer bag and take to the pool or ocean on your summer vacation. This was the first mermaid story I've read and I loved it. I can't wait to hear when the sequel is coming out.

Here is a little about the book:
Shea MacNamara’s life just got complicated.

After a freak tornado devastates his Oklahoma farm, the fifteen-year-old orphan is whisked away to Cape Cod. Struggling to make sense of his new surroundings, he’s trying hard to deal with feelings of abandonment… and the emotions stirred by a girl he meets along the shore.

Kae belongs to an undersea world hidden from drylanders. The daughter of royal servants, she knows the planned marriage of her Princess to the foreign King should put an end to the war between the clans. But two things stand in the way of lasting peace: the ambitions of the foreign King’s regent, and rumors of the Princess’s bastard child.

Sparks fly when she meets Shea, but could the cute drylander really be the Son of a Mermaid?

Here is a little bit about Katie O'Sullivan:
Katie O'Sullivan lives on Cape Cod with her husband, three kids and two big dogs. She drinks way ...

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New Release - Relics by Maer Wilson

After an amazing acting career, Maer Wilson has now turned her sights on writing. She has certainly accomplished her goal as her debut novel, "Relics" is the beginning of a wonderful new series.


A Little About Relics:

When the creatures of myth and magic return to Earth, they're nothing like your mother's fairy tales.

Most of Thulu and La Fi's clients are dead. Which is perfect since their detective agency caters to the supernatural. So, a job finding relics for an ancient daemon is simple.

The daemon needs the relics to keep a dangerous portal closed. His enemy, Gabriel, wants the relics to open the portal and give his people access to a new feeding ground – Earth.

Hoping to create chaos, Gabriel opens portals to other worlds and the creatures of magic return to Earth, stunning humanity with their existence.

When Gabriel threatens their family, Thulu and La Fi's job becomes personal. They'll need powerful allies in the race to find the relics before Gabriel does. But maybe that's what grateful dead, magical allies and daemonic clients are for.

About the Author:
After a successful career being other people, and later teaching others the many tricks of that trade, Maer Wilson has decided to be herself for a while. Turns out she's a writer. She's always loved stories, especially fantasy, mystery and sci fi. Maer was born in ...

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HUGE BOOK GIVEAWAYS



Momma Says Read is giving away a ton load of books.If you can't find a book you want in this list, well, then you just don't like to read. Follow this link to enter:
 http://mommasaysread.com/mommas-big-launch-giveaway-blitz/

Here is a link for my book, just in case you're interested.
 http://mommasaysread.com/win-a-copy-the-last-keepers-daughter-by-rebecca-trogner/

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The Grave Winner - Cover Art Reveal


Linsdey Loucks new book The Grave Winner (Young Adult Paranormal Romance)  is set for release on May 15th!



A Bit about the Book:

Leigh Baxton is terrified her mom will come back from the dead — just like the prom queen did.

While the town goes beehive over the news, Leigh bikes to the local cemetery and buries some of her mom’s things in her grave to keep her there. When the hot and mysterious caretaker warns her not to give gifts to the dead, Leigh cranks up her punk music and keeps digging.

She should have listened.

Two dead sorceresses evicted the prom queen from her grave to bury someone who offered certain gifts. Bury them alive, that is, then resurrect them to create a trio of undead powerful enough to free the darkest sorceress ever from her prison inside the earth.

With help from the caretaker and the dead prom queen, Leigh must find out what’s so special about the gifts she gave, and why the sorceresses are stalking her and her little sister. If she doesn’t, she’ll either lose another loved one or have to give the ultimate gift to the dead – herself.

About the Talented Ms. Loucks:

Lindsey R. Loucks works as a school librarian in rural ...

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Speak of the Devil by Shawna Romkey


Shawna is an author to watch and read now before she gets on the New York Times bestseller list. I'm sure she will be there soon! I was lucky enough to read Speak of the Devil and found it engaging, interesting, and highly entertaining. It's a book for all ages. Perfect to take along on spring break or tuck into the beach bag for your summer vacation. (Oh, and I really love his biceps!!)



Here is a little about Speak of the Devil.

What happens when falling in love and falling from grace collide?

After dying in a car accident with her two best friends, Lily miraculously awakens to grief and guilt. She escapes to her dad’s to come to terms with the event and meets some people at her new school who seem all too eager to help her heal. Sliding deeper into sorrow and trying to fight her feelings for two of them, she finds out who…what they really are and that they are falling too.

Can she find the strength to move on from the past, reconcile her feelings for Luc, find a way to stop a divine war with fallen angels, and still pass the eleventh grade?

And about Shawna Romkey

Shawna grew up in around farms in the heart of Missouri but went to the University of Kansas, was raised in the US but now lives on the ocean in Nova ...

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Congratulations to my Blog Tour Winner!


Congratulations to Joy for winning the Amazon gift card!

My Bewitching Blog Tour was wonderful. I have to thank the amazing Roxanne Rhoads for coordinating and making this the best tour ever!

Thank you to everyone that tweeted and commented and gave me encouragement throughout my tour!





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The Awakening, 2011 - My New Favorite Movie


The Awakening, starring Rebecca Hall and Dominic West

    Since it's Wednesday Random Wackiness day I thought I'd tell you about a movie I recently watched. I loved every second of The Awakening and can’t help but tell all my movie lovers to go right now and watch this film.

    I’m a fan of old fashioned ghost stories and this is a great example of the genre. You have Florence Cathcart, a young woman who lost her fiancé in World War I, and copes with her loss by debunking the spiritualists who sprang up to help the families of the lost. I’m sure there were some family members who benefited from the spiritualists and some that did not, though Florence sees no benefit from duping the grieving families and infiltrates a séance and exposes their tricks. Since this happens at the very beginning of the film, you don’t realize until a few beats after the exposure, when she is walking home, that a part of her wanted the séance to be real.

    Robert Mallory, a veteran who you learn has emotional and physical scars from his time in his trenches, knocks on her door. He tells her about a remote boys school where he teaches and that there has been a recent death of one of the students. Now the other boys are afraid and seeing a ghost. Robert asks Florence to come with him and investigate.

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Why I Love the Vamps!


I wrote a guest blog post for Crazy Four Books and I thought it would be nice to repost here. If you get a chance go visit Crazy Four Books, it's a very nice site.


 

In my debut novel, The Last Keeper’s Daughter, there are vampires with key roles. While I don’t believe that this defines my book as only about the vamps it does put it into the category of mostly for women. I’ve never understood why men don’t enjoy a good vampire story as much as women, but it seems that while we swoon the menfolk just roll their eyes at us. So I got to thinking about why I love vampires as much as I do.

The Big O. It has to be said that there is usually really good sex involved whenever a vampire is in a story. There are some books that don’t follow that pattern, but I prefer a sexy vampire over a gnawing, raging one any day. What woman wouldn’t like the thought of a man who can satisfy all their desires, endlessly?

The Foreplay. There is something erotic about all that nibbling around our necks, wrists, and thighs – let your imagination fly ladies – that is highly attractive. A vampire has all the time in the world, literally, to explore and adore our bodies. What woman wouldn’t like that?

The Beefcake

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Death Lies Between Us By Jody Kessler



I'm thrilled to have Jody Kessler's new release, Death Lies Between Us, here today. She has written a lovely book that I hope you will check out.
 


Blurb: 

Saving the life of someone you love should not be the worst thing you have ever done, unless you are an Angel of Death.

Disgruntled with his position in the afterlife and conflicted by his feelings toward his new client, Nathaniel Evans forgoes the rules and saves nineteen year old Juliana Crowson from being hopelessly stuck in Forge Creek. This alters Juliana’s destiny and she finds herself in a series of near death accidents.

In the mountains of Colorado, Nathaniel comforts Juliana as she struggles to understand her paranormal abilities while coping with her brother’s drug addiction. When an ill-tempered Native American Shaman teaches her the difference between ghosts and place memories, she decides she wants nothing to do with the supernatural world. Too bad she doesn’t know that Nathaniel is part of it.

Will fate bring these two together, or has Nathaniel made the biggest mistake of his afterlife?

About the Author:

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Wednesday Random Wackiness


Everyone who pops into my blog knows I'm a writer, but as with all of you I have a bunch of other things I like to do. So I thought hump day would be the perfect day — since nothing exciting happens on Wednesday — to toss out what I'm interested in now.

On Saturday I found myself with an empty house, a gnawing worry about how my book is selling, a bagful of chips, and the remote to myself. I decided to see what Netflicks had to offer. I'm not sure why this show popped up in my suggestion loop, but it did and I am eternally grateful....well, grateful for a week.



Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter 

From the producers of the Millennium Trilogy and Wallander comes a series of new Scandinavian crime films based on Liza Marklund's worldwide best-selling novels. I was hooked with the first utterance of "puss" which I now know means kiss in Swedish. I really digged the whole swedish language thing actually. I know some are put off by the subtitles but I love hearing a different language and sorting out what word means what. Yes, I know, I'm a bit of a goober about things like that.

I haven’t read Ms. Marklund’s books, but I have them on my list.

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Now In Paperback - The Last Keeper's Daughter



Can't believe it, but I'm now available in paperback as well as ebook.

Absolutely Amazing!

Here are the Links

Ebook - Amazon

Paperback - Amazon


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Blog Tour & Giveaway for The Last Keeper's Daughter





In Celebration of the release of The Last Keeper's Daughter I'm giving away a $100 Giftcard from Amazon. My blog tour begins today and will run through March 18. Visit my Events Page for all the details.

If you would like to purchase my book, it is available for sale on Amazon. Click my book image above to visit my Amazon page.


 

 

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What's Love Got To Do With It?




    It took a long time, longer than I wanted, to meet my husband. During the years I waited for him, I thought I fell in love a few times only to be crushed by romantic disappointment. We have all experienced the trials of love, the powerful pull one feels towards another, the loss, the first blush of lust and love, and if you are very luck the enduring love that comes through the years.This is my homage to my husband who I love with all my heart.  

To My Dear and Loving Husband, by Anne Bradstreet

If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were lov'd by wife, then thee.
If ever wife was happy in a man,
Compare with me, ye women, if you can.
I prize thy love more than whole Mines of gold
Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
My love is such that Rivers cannot quench,
Nor ought but love from thee give recompetence.
Thy love is such I can no way repay.
The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray.
Then while we live, in love let's so persever
That when we live no more, we may live ever.

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Release of The Last Keeper's Daughter







After months of waiting, The Last Keeper's Daughter is available for sale on Amazon.


Born into old money, Lily Ayres lives at Waverly, her family’s estate situated at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Paris, Virginia. She is a strange, small, almost mute, young woman who has no idea that her father has given her to the Vampire King Krieger. Walter Ayres is the King’s Keeper and part of a secret society of historians who unearth, preserve, and attempt to understand relics of long forgotten civilizations.

Lily has never felt comfortable in the human world, but after she suspiciously falls down a flight of stone steps, and is healed and claimed by Krieger, she realizes there is another world. In this Other Realm she feels a sense of belonging, and begins to untwine the mysterious event which left her mentally and psychologically damaged. When Walter disappears in England, Lily works with human and supernatural beings to uncover his whereabouts. With each new discovery, she is pulled deeper into the vortex of magic, intrigue, and dark desires that permeates the supernatural world. The revelations revealed ...

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Year of the Snake


 

When Wendy Russo asked me to participate in the Year of the Snake Blog Hop I was intrigued. The snake represents a deep, sensual philosopher, one who is graceful, mystical and dark all at the same time. The snake is a creature that can reinvent itself, change its skin, and become anew. In mythology, they are sharp, aware, cunning, yet capable of vanity and viciousness.

In my book, The Last Keeper’s Daughter, I think Krieger best represents these qualities. He is vampire, turned roughly two thousand years ago. In the below excerpt he reveals his feelings for Lily Ayres. As snakes are wont to do, he has deceived himself into thinking Lily meant less to him than she does. He realizes his mistake, and must change (renew) his tactic, and thus uses his darkness to seduce.

            “Do you want me, Lily?”

“I don’t know what I want.” It was the honest truth.

“I could force you.” He held up his hand. “I could bend your body to my will with one finger.”

She wasn’t afraid that he’d hurt her. “That’s not what you want.”

 

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1st Anniversary Contest - A Stiff Kiss by Avery Olive



Avery Olive's wonderful book, A Stiff Kiss, has been out a year and to celebrate this event Avery is having an anniversary contest.

Click on the badge above and find out about the wonderful prizes you could win.

A Stiff Kiss

Who knew kissing a corpse would change everything?

Death always hits Xylia Morana too close to home, but she likes it that way. She hangs out with the terminally ill, attends random funerals, and every so often, when the weather is right, she sleeps in open graves.

But after Landon Phoenix, the high school hottie, dies in Xylia's hands, she sneaks into the morgue to say goodbye. How could she know stealing a kiss from his corpse would wake him up?

With Landon returned to the living and suddenly interested in Xylia, life has new meaning. But what Xylia doesn't realize is that by kissing Landon back to life, she's thrown Life and Death off balance. The underworld demands a body, and it might just have to be Xylia's this time.

About Avery Olive:

Avery Olive is Canadian. She is married, and when she’s not helping raise her very energetic and inquisitive son, she can be found working on ...

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Cover Reveal - Speak of the Devil By Shawna Romkey


I'm thrilled to have the cover for Shawna Romkey's upcoming new book, Speak of the Devil.


Speak Of The Devil

What happens when falling in love and falling from grace collide?

After dying in a car accident with her two best friends, Lily miraculously awakens to grief and guilt. She escapes to her dad’s to come to terms with the event and meets some people at her new school who seem all too eager to help her heal. Sliding deeper into sorrow and trying to fight her feelings for two of them, she finds out who…what they really are and that they are falling too.

Can she find the strength to move on from the past, reconcile her feelings for Luc, find a way to stop a divine war with fallen angels, and still pass the eleventh grade?

 

About Shawna:

Shawna grew up in around farms in the heart of Missouri but went to the University of Kansas, was raised in the US but now lives on the ocean in Nova ...

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Year of the Snake Blog Hop




    The incredibly talented Wendy Russo has organized a Year of the Snake Blog Hop! Read below to see how to participate. Really, it would be silly not to.


    On February 10, 2013, we say goodbye to the dragon and welcome the snake, a symbol of wisdom and cunning, but also delusion and deception.

This hop is open to writers…published or not…and here is your assignment.

Find within your work a passage that embodies the spirit of the snake as defined above. You are encouraged to include a giveaway, but it’s not required. Snakes would find you foolish, but I won’t.

To participate, leave a comment on Wendy's Blog. To be whisked away to Wendy's blog, click the badge above or HERE.Once there, swipe the badge, post it on your blog and link it to this post. Spread the word on your various social media channels.



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I've Been Nominated!


I’ve been nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award by Jody Kessler! Jody is the author of Death Lies Between Us to be released from Crescent Moon Press in March 2013. Thanks, Jody!





The rules for this award are as follows:

~Display the award logo on your blog.
~Link back to the person who nominated you.
~State 7 things about yourself.
~Nominate 15 bloggers for this award and link to them.
~Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.

Seven things about me:

I'm a writer, wife, stepmom to the best stepson in the world, and an analyst
My first novel,The Last Keeper's Daughter, is due to be released February 15!
I love to read, but never have the time to read as much as I'd like
I have a rescue dog named Giblet
I used to ride horses until I figured out I'm mortal
I love cheesecake, coffee, and chocolate
I secretly read the celebrity magazines while at the grocery. Shhh don't tell anyone.

My 15 Very Inspiring Blogger nominations are:

  1. Aaron Ritchey
  2. Toni De Palma
  3. Danielle DeVor
  4. SinClair MacAnnan
  5. Katie O'Sullivan
  6. Louann Carroll
  7. Lindsey Loucks
  8. Wendy S. Russo
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Upcoming Release by Toni De Palma

 



The Devil's Triangle

 

When 17 year old Cooper dies in an attempt to burn down his school, he finds himself in the afterlife. Lucy, the Devil's sister who has crossed party lines, decides to give Cooper another shot at heaven. The deal? Cooper returns to Earth and has to find a girl named Grace. The rest is up to him.

While Cooper figures out his mission, he's thrown into the life he's always wanted. Great parents, a spot on the Varsity football team and a real future are all within reach. But what he really wants is Grace, a feisty girl with an abusive boyfriend who can pound Cooper into pulp if he doesn't watch out.

While Lucy plays demonic-puppeteer, clues to an unknown past between Cooper and Grace start to unravel. Cooper discovers that what's keeping him and Grace apart is far more sinister than anything this bad boy could have ever imagined.

 

About the Author:

Toni De Palma was born in Brooklyn, New York. As a child she spent many summers in Ischia, the Italian island where her father was brought up. Her first middle grade novel, Under ...

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Cover Reveal - The Last Keeper's Daughter

I have a cover and I think it is fabulous! I'm equal parts excited and terrified by the upcoming release of The Last Keeper's Daugher in February 2013. Thank you to my wonderful publisher, Crescent Moon Press for such a great cover. As of now the release date is February 15th.




Born into old money, Lily Ayres lives at Waverly, her family’s estate situated at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Paris, Virginia. She is a strange, small, almost mute, young woman who has no idea that her father has given her to the Vampire King Krieger. Walter Ayres is the King’s Keeper and part of a secret society of historians who unearth, preserve, and attempt to understand relics of long forgotten civilizations.

 

Lily has never felt comfortable in the human world, but after she suspiciously falls down a flight of stone steps, and is healed and claimed by Krieger, she realizes there is another world. In this Other Realm she feels a sense of belonging, and begins to untwine the mysterious event which left her mentally and psychologically damaged. When Walter disappears in England, Lily works with human and supernatural beings to uncover his whereabouts. With each new discovery, she is pulled deeper into the vortex of magic, intrigue, and dark desires that permeates the supernatural world. The revelations revealed unfold a ...

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New Release: Practically Dreaming by Jennifer Wells

Check out Jennifer's new book Practically Dreaming.



 
In a Zodiac-based world, finding a mate is easy. Falling in love is the hard part.

Astrology influences almost everything, from career choice to where people live. Even romantic matches are based solely on astrological compatibility and determined by the ...

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Review of Awaited by Lynn Rush

Awaited by Lynn Rush



This story was action packed from the first chapter and didn’t let up until the end. I enjoyed walking in Russell Leonard’s shoes and seeing Annabelle through his eyes. Actually, he’d been seeing Annabelle’s visage through dreams for months. When he finds her, in person, it is ...

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