Thanks to Amber Leaf Publishing, The Rose Trilogy is being offered at a discounted rate for the holidays. That's right!! All three books: Scent of a White Rose, Roses & Thorns, and Blood of a Red Rose, all in one bundle for just $7.99 The ONLY place you'll find this holiday giveaway is right here!! You won't find it on Amazon or B&N - only directly from my publisher!! Just click on The Rose Trilogy Bundle link below to receive your zip file of all three books in EPUB format.
Usually, I love the month of November... The fall colors, the crisp Autumn air, and NaNo!! National Novel Writing Month. But this year...not so much. I've had sick kids, a broken furnace, out of town visitors, and my word count has suffered because of it. But...I still feel very motivated in what I have accomplished, since I now have over 27,000 more words than I did three weeks ago. So while I may not be considered a "winner" of NaNo this year, at least I'm almost halfway done with my next book! Yay! *Throws confetti*
And in case you haven't seen it...here's the book trailer!
Please note: While the short-story companions in this series are YA, the main books are very much ADULT PNR due to the explicit sex scenes. And finally, to all my fans...thank you all for supporting this new endeavor!
Today I'm very excited to welcome Melissa Andrea for my stop of her Fluttober Blog Tour. I have the honor of sharing the bios for her amazing characters: Sara, Adan, and Andres. So without further ado... Sara Alejandra Marquez
Spanish beauty that attracts the attention of everyone with her dark,
mesmerizing, shimmery, skin, cascading midnight black hair, and wild hazel
her problems should be minimal, but Sara finds nothing insignificant about
being buried alive or the Fluttering sensation coursing just beneath her skin,
coming to life every time she is around the mysterious boy. Sara can’t fight
the attraction she has to Adan or the maddening effects he has on her. With the
constant fighting out home with her uncle, Andres, she takes refuge in the arms
of the wrong guy.
searches for answers, she finds the more time she spends with Adan, the more
she realizes he might not be as mysterious as she thinks.
“The silkiness of his voice was a torturous caress
that I was willing to endure for the rest of my
life.” – Sara
Adam Reyes Delacruz
Is the new guy in town, with his striking
dark hair, sun kissed skin, and intensely, electric blue eyes, that spark out
of control every time he is around Sara. Created for Sara and Sara alone,
his need to live and die to keep her safe will go much further then just
wanting to keep her protected. Having
been close enough to touch her, smell her, he can longer blend into the
background of her life. Adan’sbattle has been lost, but Sara’s war still remains and Adan
must remember his mission and getting close to Sara can destroy everything.
“I tried to stay away from you Sara, I did,
but that nearly killed me and I won't do it again. I can't." -
tall, dark and very dedicated to his responsibility and those responsibility just
got a lot hard now that Sara knows something just isn’t right with her life. Suspicious
and angry over everything Andres says, he must learn to live with Sara’s cold
Watcher, Andres wants nothing more than to keep her safe and young at least
until her birthday.
He knows that is coming fast he will have to tell Sara the
truth about everything: Who she is, what she will have to do and more
importantly – what she is.
OMG...I love them already!! And now for one more bio:
I find it hard to sum up my
life in a paragraph, but I’ll try.
has always been a passion for me, and writing as instinctive as breathing.
Every inhale is an idea; every exhale a creation. Flutter will be my debut
release, and I couldn’t be more excited about it! The only thing I do better
than writing you ask? Making beautiful girls. My daughter’s will always be my
was born in Denver, Colorado
–but I will always think of sunny Arizona
as my home. I don’t have a big family, but I’m close with my sister, brother
& my mom. My mom is my hero, my inspiration, and I couldn’t have asked for a
more amazing person to be raised by.
things you should know about me: I’m very girly, but I can get down and dirty
with the best of them. I adore the color pink, I love things that sparkle
(including vampires) and I like even numbers (hence 4 things about me, not 5).
I'd like to thank Melissa for including me in her first blog tour and wish her much success on this amazing journey! Buy links: Amazon B&N And, if you'd like to join the Facebook event, just click HERE! Melissa's Links: Facebook Twitter Blog Goodreads
(All photos were provided by the author. I hold no rights of use or claim ownership of these images in any way.) Next up on the Fluttober Blog tour is Books, Books, and More Books and don't forget to enter the giveaway!
I'm so thrilled to have been invited to participate in this great anthology. Christmas Lites II brings together authors from across the globe as they unite to spread holiday cheer and raise money for a very important cause. All proceeds from the book are being donated to the National Coalition Against
Domestic Violence. Not only will you get a taste of the spirit of the season, but you will do so knowing you did your part in helping a very worthy cause.
My contribution is a short-story companion to my Ovialell series, titled The Rise of Rae. But you will also delight in the various stories the other authors have created which include fairytales, mysteries, journeys with zombies and monsters, vampires, angels, trips to the North Pole, and much much more.
Thank you for joining me this Christmas season and contributing to such a wonderful cause.
Also, keep your eyes peeled for my next companion, Shay and the Box of Nye, coming December 24, 2012, for even more Christmas cheer.
Releases November 26, 2012
Beautiful cover design by the amazing Regina Wamba!!!
Authors in this anthology include: Addison Moore Amy Eye Angela Yuriko-Smith Cassie McCown E.C. Stilson Frank Smith JA Clement JG Faherty Kimberly Kinrade Lizzy Ford Lynn Rush Melynda Fleury Misty Baker (Mysti Parker) Monica La Porta Nichole Chase Patti Larsen S. Patrick Pothier Tish Thawer Tricia Kristufek Vered Ehsani
In this blog hop, authors answer ten pre-determined questions, which will reveal bits and pieces about their current release or upcoming book. In my case, I've selected Aradia Awakens which releases November 6, 2012.
But first, I'd like to thank the awesome Melissa Andrea for inviting me to participate in this great hop! *Mmuuaahh*
And now down to the nitty gritty!
Q: What is the working title of your book?
A: Aradia Awakens.
Q: Where did the idea come from for the book?
A: I've always had a special connection with the Goddess Aradia, and during a series of meditations, she inspired me to write a fantasy book about her return.
Q: What genre does your book fall under?
A: Adult Paranormal Romance.
Q: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
A: For the main character, Aryiah, I would choose Erica Durance. And for her mate, Damarius, Eduardo Verastegui.
Q: What is the one-sentence synopsis
of your book?
A: To claim her destiny, Aryiah must
die...but dying's just the beginning!
Q: Will your book be self-published
or represented by an agency?
A: My book will be published by Amber
Leaf Publishing, a small press publishing company.
Q:How long did it take you to write
the first draft of your manuscript?
A: Well, since this is the first book
that I ever wrote, initially I wrote half of it in about four months, then it sat
unfinished for about a year and a half, and the rest was written in about two
months. So...six months total.
Q: What other books would you
compare this story to within your genre?
A: Oh my...I have no idea. I try not
to compare my books to others, as I always hope my books are unique and have a
voice of their own.
Q: Who or What inspired you to write
A: I use to work as the Assistant
Manager at a Metaphysical Bookstore, and constantly being surrounded by such spiritual things really lent itself to me wanting to create a story that included the all
the research I'd done and the experiences I had.
Q: What else about your book might
pique the reader's interest?
A: Hot sex! Hot men! Hot women! Aradia Awakens is a paranormal romance with Goddesses, witches, werewolves, vampires, and even more sexy supernaturals. LOL ;)
Below you'll find a list of the awesome authors I've tagged for next week, and since I couldn't just pick five, you get a couple extras! Please stop by their blogs next Wednesday,
October 24 to read about their new releases or upcoming books. Brynn Myers
Thank you for joining me for my stop on the Raven in the Grave Blog Tour.
I can't tell you how much I love this author and the tales she spins. Raven in the Grave is the third part of a quartet that makes up the Pretty in Black series by Rae Hachton.
On today's stop we get to take a peek at the delicious Marcus Marble through some awesome excerpts, as well as a glimpse at a couple songs from the RITG soundtrack. Let's begin, shall we?
The Tomb—Mad Rush from Raven in the Grave
A week or so had passed before I'd gotten another chance to spend quality time with Eleanor. I had only been able to pick her up from school and take her home, having to leave right after. It was now February 18th—Coldest night on Earth. Snow covered ground. I wanted to just lay in the frost, and die for a while there. What was left to fight for wasn't the question. The question was—how was I to fight this? Ellie and I could be ripped apart. And tonight, this was all I could think of. We were supposed to get married, make love, be together for all of Eternity.
There would be no Eternity. Only Death. Either I would be forced to kill the one I love, or allow Zarfe to condemn me. I was already set on which. My damnation would be worth the price, of saving my beloved. But how was I to save her, even if I refused to kill her, and be condemned? I'm sure, that after Zarfe cast me into eternal hellfire, he would then go after Ellie.
Destroy? Or be destroyed?
Before I let that happen, I would take down everyone in Nevermore, myself included. There wasn't a second thought about it.
I was determined to destroy the hunters, destroy Nevermore, and then destroy myself, if I had to. One thing was for certain—no matter what, I wouldn't leave Eleanor again, or give up on her, or us being together.
I passed Lovers Cemetery. The green Hill, and the tree, where Ellie and I had sat together for the first time, was now covered in white. Lovers.
We may never get a chance to be lovers. I couldn't shake the thought from my mind.
The snow was so cold, it almost numbed me. Thought I'd be used to it now, an evermore, a creature of the night, alone in the quiet, the dark, the snow. I would never be used to this, not since I’d found what I'd lacked. I wouldn't let them tear her away from me. I would tear myself apart, and take them down with me first. But not before I spent every moment I could with Ellie. These would be the last few times we would ever have together.
I walked for miles, all the way to Ellie's house, and stood gazing at her bedroom window. Inside, she was warm, asleep, and dreaming.
Down here, I was aching for her. Unable to shake it away, I transported myself into her bedroom, stood at the foot of her bed. Her chest rose and fell, rose and fell. I removed my coat and my shoes, left them at the foot of the bed, as I crawled across, hovering atop her. My hair fell down in my face, blocking my view of anything but her lips, and her beating pulse. I steadied myself by making fists, and pressing them into the mattress on either side of her. Then, I lowered my lips, closer to hers. I could smell her, I could taste her in my mouth, already. Exhaling a trembling breath, I crushed my lips against hers, kissing her with a burning fire. Without even opening her eyes, her lips moved beneath mine, kissing me back. I shut my lids, imagining us, doing other things. Going further than this. I pressed my fists deeper into the mattress. My hands must've been white now, all blood drained from them as they held me in place, as I tried to restrain myself. She moaned against my lips, her hands tangled in my hair, and she pulled me down, closer to her, our bodies pressing together. At the first touch of our flesh, I groaned. Her eyes opened, as did mine, as I drew back to look at her. I couldn't hold myself together any longer. I leaned back down and kissed her, more passionately. Her hips arched against mine. I almost passed out. But when her hands slid under my shirt, her warm fingers grazing over my chest, my hands shot from the mattress, to the headboard, and I held onto it, tightly. My lips moved from hers, to her neck. I brought her skin into my mouth, sucking and biting, unable to stop. She cried out, in pleasure, making me bite harder. Her hips moved beneath me, grinding against mine.
My hands let go of the headboard, wrapping around Ellie, instead. I pulled her forward, sitting her against me, in my lap. Her legs wrapped around my waist. My eyes searched hers. “I want you.”
Dark Fairytale: Glass Coffin from Raven in the Grave
The woman spoke. “I am Lady Gretta.”
“I don't care who you are.” My voice rose with anger.
She shook a bony finger at me. “Now, now, now. Don't you want to know where your Lover is?”
“Where is she?!”
“She's been given a cold kiss, my dearest. Awaken her—only her Prince Charming can do. You must exchange your life for hers, if Prince Charming beith you. Come kiss her now, if you want her to live. Or else, her blood and bones, to us, you give.” The woman breathed onto the withering rose, turning it red. Then she ate the rose. Red tainted her lips. I watched as her eyes grew brighter, her hair changed from fluffy white to perfect bouncy blonde. Her pale white skin, turned smooth and tan. She was becoming younger, healthier.
“Go on. Step through the mirror, Romeo,” Grottos's voice, deep and dark, commanded from behind me.
I turned to glare at Grottos. “I am going to kill you.” I saw his facial features...his sunken skin slowly began to fill out, covering his bones, making him appear younger, too. Lady Gretta and Grottos were connected by the Rose she had eaten. It was somehow making them younger.
I looked back into the mirror. The Lady had disappeared, and a glass coffin was now in sight. Looking closer, I noticed Ellie was inside. Her skin was pale, her lips ruby red. Her hair the color of fire, in perfect curls.
“Ellie,” I choked up.
“Morrigan has awakened. The Vampire Goddess thought she could cross me. Now, either you give me Ellie—her bones and her blood—or you sacrifice yourself for the greater good of all of us.”
I spun around, and flew across the room, inches from his face. I jerked him up. “I am going to rip you, limb by limb!”
“No you won't,” he grinned.
I heard a shattering crack behind me. I spun around to see the mirror breaking.
“If I break that mirror, she will be trapped behind that glass forever.”
I let him go. He dropped back into his chair.
“I'm not done with you,” I warned him. I spun from the madman, marching across the floor to the mirror that held my beloved captive. I stopped, looking at Ellie in the sleeping glass coffin. I pressed my hand to the glass and it shot through to the otherside. Realizing this, I stepped through the mirror, entering another world, a different place. Snow covered everything. Gravestones rose out of the ground. The trees stripped of all their leaves, now just dangling twigs. The snow was so thick it was hard to walk through. I made my way over to Ellie in the sleeping coffin. I knelt down beside her, running my hand across the top. I glanced around the area, to see if anyone was watching. The mirror which I'd stepped through had now disappeared. Grottos nor Gretta were watching. At least I didn't think.
I lifted the lid of the glass coffin and touched her skin. She was still warm. I placed my fingertips at the base of her throat. Her pulse was almost indiscernible, but there was a slight thump, thump. “Ellie,” I whispered. Her eyelids lightly fluttered at the sound of my voice. “It's going to be okay. I'm here to free you. Don't worry.” I kissed her forehead, running my fingers through her hair. Her fingers clasped around the red rose she held.
I wasn't sure how to free her. Exchange her life for yours. If I kissed her lips, would I die? What would happen? I trembled, trying to decide what to do. But after minutes of deliberation, I knew I had to awaken her. I couldn't let her sleep like this in the coffin forever. I placed my lips atop hers, giving her a deep kiss to awaken her. My veins tingled. I shivered. If this is what it took to save her, I would gladly give my life for hers.
I literally couldn't wait for this book to come out, so I talked Rae into giving me an ARC, and all I can say is...THANK YOU!!
This story moves at a slightly slower pace than the previous two books, Pretty in Black, and Black Satin, but don't let that dissuade you. It is perfectly paced for the amount of action and emotion that flows through this amazingly written love story.
You feel the feelings, you see the scenery...Ms. Hachton you certainly have a way with words; haunting words, poetic words, words that make me want to cry and force me to turn the page.
Nevermore is unlike any other world that I've ever read about, and the spin Rae puts on classic characters somehow makes them new again. Also, one of my favorite things about these books is how the author purposely puts in scenes that remind you of others. The most noticeable for me in this one was the reference to Snow White. It's so subtle, but the fact that it's woven in on purpose makes me so happy when I find them. It's like a treasure hunt inside the story. ;)
Raven in the Grave finds Marcus Marble battling not only himself, but a new mysterious enemy. The discoveries that are made help to open the eyes of not only Marcus, but the entire court of Nevermore and The Land of Naught. And can I just say...Marcus Marble is H-O-T. The tomb scene, *sigh*. He's a hero with a loving heart but who's bad-ass dark side gets to come out and play and I loved it. I simply can't get enough of Marcus!
To say that I love this series would be an understatement. It's dark and edgy, and Hachton's writing style is so unique, that once again I'm left waiting with bated breath for the next one.
Now for an extra surprise...click on the giveaway image below to enter for your chance at some epic PIB swag!
I'd like to thank Rae for letting me a part of this blog tour - I truly LOVE the PIB series!! And now I leave you with some music to enjoy from the Raven in the Grave Soundtrack.
Rezmona, the demon Queen of Abrinthill, has spent her life maintaining the breeding program in order to secure a future for her race. But now she faces something she's never encountered before. Kylie, a prisoner who's been gathered for the breeding program, is different than any other before her. Not only is she able to withstand the damaging preparations all prisoners must endure...she's actually able to fight back. The demons quickly learn she's not only a threat to the breeding program, but to their very lives as well. Kylie is the Prophecy's Child. This is a quick, light read featuring one of the side-characters from The Ovialell Series. While the main series is considered adult due to the sexual content, the companions are much milder and would be considered YA.
I have so many new and exciting things happening which all seem to be gathering around my favorite month...October. I love this month for many reasons: the crisp Autumn air that has me making a fire and curling up with my fluffy purple blanket and a good book; watching my kids roast marshmallows at the firepit; the yellow leaves shimmering from the aspen groves around my house; and of course, Samhain or Halloween being as it's my favorite holiday.
Here is a poem I recently wrote as I sat in my sun-room, watching it rain...
Now...onto the book stuff!! :) I'm so excited for my upcoming releases that I'm literally smiling like a kid in a candy store as I type this.
Friday, September 21, 2012:Exclusive Cover Reveal for Prophecy's Child. Visit The Cover and Everything in Between Blog for the exclusive cover reveal for this short-story companion. The companions in this series can be read in any order, as they are simply short-stories featuring some of the side characters within The Ovialell Series.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012:Prophecy's Child Releases Now that you've seen the cover, it's finally time to get the book!! Go. Go...do it! It's a really short, quick read that will give you a look into the history one of the awesome characters that will play a part in the rest of The Ovialell Series.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012:Aradia Awakens Releases Yay!! I can't wait for you all to dive in to this one, though I have to say...I'm a bit nervous, because as the amazing Crystal Cattabriga mentioned on her vlog - "It's gonna be hot and heavy." - Yes, I have written this series as an ADULT PNR, and while The Rose Trilogy had foul language, the sex was calm. NOT THE CASE WITH THIS ONE!!! - So please be prepared, as my biggest fear is that someone will pick this book up thinking it is another one of my mature YA books, and be terribly shocked!! O_O That's it for now!! Though I have other things to share, I'll be saving those for later! *Insert evil laugh - Muuaahahaha*
Currently, on Amazon.com, Scent of a White Rose has 34 likes, Roses & Thorns and Blood of a Red Rose both have a measly 10. If we can get each of them to 50, I'll be giving away a HUGE prize, including a $25 Amazon Gift Card, the entire Rose Trilogy collection so far, plus tons of swag!!
All you have to do is enter below, but don't wait too long, we only have one month to hit 50 "likes".
Thanks for participating, and good luck!
(When you click the Do It buttons, be sure you follow the links to Amazon.com
Clicking the button itself doesn't mean your done.)
Yay, it's finally August 1st!! The announcement has been made and I can finally share the good news.
My publishing dates have been moved around in order to release my new ADULT paranormal romance, The Ovialell Series. (Pronounced O-V-uh-lell)
For the "Exclusive Cover Reveal" of book one click on the image above to visit The Paranormal Haven. For more information on The Ovialell Series, be sure to check out the new tab above, as well as the Character Bios page for a peek at some of the hotties inside.
To see how this affects the rest of my release dates, please click HEREfor the official announcement.