Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Giveaway


"My God, what did I do to deserve such a reward? This was how I wanted to wake for the rest of my existence: Rose's beautiful blonde hair, pouring over her shoulders and onto my arms. Her sweet scent filling my nose, her sexy body pressed into mine just right. Damn, I had never wanted anything more than I wanted her in that moment."
~ Christian (Scent of a White Rose)

"I love you Rose, I love you with everything that I am, which may not be much, but it's all yours."
~ Christian (Scent of a White Rose)



"Tish Thawer crafts a seductive vampire tale with her eloquent writing style and keen sense of romance that simply entrances."
~ Romancing the Darkside

In honor of the upcoming release of Death of a Black Rose, the final book in The Rose Trilogy, I wanted to make sure you had the chance to win and read the first 2 1/2 books first!!


Win and read Scent of a White Rose (Book #1), Roses & Thorns (Book #1.5), and Blood of a Red Rose (Book #2), to get all caught up!!

Enter below to discover my world of drifting vampires as Christian and Rose's story prepares to come to an end.


Death of a Black Rose - Coming August 27, 2013




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Monday, July 29, 2013

ARC Sign-Ups

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DEATH OF A BLACK ROSE are now open!

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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Death of a Black Rose Quotes

Only 29 days until Death of a Black Rose is released!!

While you wait, check out these quotes to wet your whistle...







DEATH OF A BLACK ROSE
~ COMING AUGUST 27, 2013 ~

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Goodreads Book Giveaway

Death of a Black Rose by Tish Thawer

Death of a Black Rose

by Tish Thawer

Giveaway ends August 27, 2013.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Welcome A.K. Morgen!

Today is the last day of the Blogger Book Fair and I'm happy to welcome A.K. Morgen to help me close out this great event!
Put your reading glasses on and adjust your thinking caps and enjoy this fantastic post on the Mysterious Creatures of Myth and Reality!

Take it away, A.K.


Mysterious Creatures of Myth and Reality
Blogger Book Fair Guest Post

In one of my favorite mythical tales, Odysseus and his crew faced extraordinary odds on their journey to their homeland (Ithaca) after defeating the Trojan monarchy and laying waste to Troy. Odysseus and company were captured by Calypso who wanted to marry Odysseus, forced to battle a Cyclops and contend with angry gods, and required to sail their way through the horrors of Scylla and Charybdis.

If you're familiar with the Odyssey, you know Charybdis was a sea monster who sucked unsuspecting ships into the depths of the ocean via a frightfully powerful whirlpool. Across the strait from this sea monster stood Scylla, a beast with many heads who legend says was no kinder to seafarers than Charybdis. Forced to choose between the two, Odysseus chose to face Scylla, and promptly lost six of his men.

Most believe Scylla and Charybdis were mythical beasts cooked up in Homer's mind, but that's not quite true. In reality, such a dangerous passage exists in the Straits of Messina. On one side sits Charybdis, a whirlpool. On the other sits Scylla, a large grouping of dangerous, rocky shoals. Neither are sea monsters, obviously, but it's not hard to see why Homer thought they were.

And Scylla and Charybdis aren't the only mythical monsters that aren't quite as imaginary as we believed! The world is full of mysterious creatures we've been told don't really exist, but actually kind of do.

Here are some of my favorites:

1. Hobbits - Remember when you first realized Hobbits weren't real? If you're like me, you were beyond disappointed. But don't count the hobbits out just yet! Several years ago, researchers discovered the bones of a group of tiny people in a cave in the Indonesian island of Flores. These little people stood three feet tall and had skulls one third the size of a modern person.

2. The Kraken - In addition to being an ominous sounding monster to release, the Kraken was pretty terrifying to behold, according to those who wrote about this sea creature. In reality, the Kraken myth didn't quite hold up until a Japanese crew filmed a Colossal Squid not long ago, at which point we learned the Kraken might not be so mythical after all. The Colossal Squid can grow to fifty and sixty feet. They also have wickedly sharp hooks up and down their tentacles. Kinda creepy, right?

3. Dire Wolf - These video game characters are much larger and stronger than their gray wolf counterparts. They're excellent hunters. They're also rather terrifying, but they don't exist. Anymore, that is. Dire wolves were real once upon a time, but they went extinct over 16,000 years ago.

4. Berserkers - According to Norse myth, the Berserkers were skilled warriors who possessed superhuman strength and prowess on the battlefield. They were hard to kill, and some even turned into frightful wolves in the heat of battle. These bad boys were one of the greatest weapons the Norse people possessed. We've always assumed this was just a myth, but turns out we were wrong. Sort of. The Berserkers didn't turn into wolves, but they did take a powerful hallucinogen that made them the lean, mean, crazy fighting machines history remembers.

About the Author:

A.K. Morgen lives in Little Rock, Arkansas with her husband, three dogs, and demonic cat. She has a graduate degree in Criminal Justice and Law, and plans to save the world some day. When she’s not writing, she spends her time teaching her niece and nephews how to cause mischief. You can also find her dancing in the grocery store, building a spork army, and fundraising for nonprofits close to her heart.

You can learn more about Ayden at http://akmorgen.com or by following her on Twitter, GoodReads, or Facebook.

FADE – The Ragnarök Prophesies: Book One –


Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance

Summary:

What do you do when you realize nothing in your life is what you’ve believed it to be?

When Arionna Jacobs loses her mother in a tragic accident, her world is turned upside down. She’s forced to leave her old life behind and move in with her father. Dace Matthews, a teaching assistant at her new college, is torn in two, unable to communicate with the feral wolf caged inside him.

When they meet, everything they thought they knew about life unravels. Dace has intimate access to Arionna’s mind, and something deep within her fights to rise to the surface. They don't understand what's happening to them or why, and they're running out of time to sort out the strange occurrences around them.

Their meeting sets an ancient Norse prophesy of destruction in motion, and what destiny has in store for them is bigger than either could have ever imagined. Unless they learn to trust themselves and one another, they may never resolve the mystery surrounding who they are to one another, and what that means for the world.


FADE is available from Curiosity Quills Press at Amazon US, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo.

Thank you, Ayden, for this great guest post, and for hosting me as well. To find my Top 10 Favorite Magical Books and why they made the cut, click HERE.



Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Welcome Rae Hachton & Johnny Heart

JOHNNY HEART
1. So you’re a “xombie” with pale skin and stitched blue lips? That is incredibly interesting. How did this come to be?
I was created in an attic by a teenage girl who wanted a boyfriend because her father didn't let her leave the house. He kept her captive there. He was a mad scientist. But his daughter had magick of her own.
My creator— Anastasia—first constructed me from stone, I was a sculpture. Then she brought me to life. I ended up with pale skin and blue lips because I didn't have any blood in my body. When my bottom lip cracked from the non-life in me, and from the freezing temperatures (not only was I created during winter, but since I didn’t have any blood I remained cold) she stitched it back together.
2. Do you have any memory of being created? What did it feel like?
Yes. It was horrifying. I’d rather not discuss it.
3. It’s rumored that you have things in common with Dr. Frankenstein’s monster and Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands. Could you tell us a few interesting things about this?
We are all three outcasts, abandoned by our creator and left alone in a world of which we do not understand. We are scarred and there are stitches to prove it.
4. So you’re a “xombie” and not a Zombie? What is a xombie?
A being created through magick which has no soul. I was never alive, I was never human. I've always been something different. Since I wasn't a reanimated human body, I couldn't be referred to as a zombie.
5. Zombies eat brains. What do you eat?
Wanna take a guess?
6. You’re also an artist, I hear. How did this begin and what kind of art do you enjoy?
am art. Johnny He[Art]. What would you do if you were left in an attic alone for many years with all of your creator’s art materials? Turn the lemons into lemonade, so to speak. (Although Edward Scissorhands would absolutely hate this.) Haha. But he had his horticulture and I had my art.
7. If you could choose one song to describe you and the book, what song would it be?
TO HAVE AND TO HOLD—THE DEFTONES.
8. If you could choose one song to describe you and Francesca, what song would you select?
DREAMING—THE PHILTER.
9. If you could have just one wish, what would you wish for, Johnny Heart?
To be real. 
10. I read two interesting quotes from your story:
“I’ve never wanted a heart as much as I want yours.”
and “When I kiss you, it will be THE kiss, and not just ‘a’ kiss.”
Could you explain what those quotes mean? We want to know what is the kiss? And what does it mean to want a heart so badly?
Can you use your imagination? I kiss way better than other (human) guys, and well, as for the last part...
11. Frankie’s Monster is a book that incorporates art, is this correct? If so, could you give us a few examples?
Chapter 16. The Kiss. READ IT.
Auguste Rodin is my most admired sculptor. He has a statue called The Kiss. I replicate that art piece in avery real life form with Francesca.
Use some observation skills here.
I’ll help.
1. They are naked
2. They are on a stone
Anything else you need to know? Oh yeah, here’s an idea—


















12. Your story is unlike anything else currently out there. A New Adult Fairytale/Fantasy? How did you get Rae to write your story? How did you two meet?
She’s sort of in love with me. I appeared to her in a dream once and drew her portrait . After that, she basically did anything I told her   asked her to do.
13. Not all fairytales have a Happily Ever After, right? Or am I wrong?
Depends on your idea of happily ever after. If you end up with me, then...
14. Something we don’t get too often is a narration from the monsters (is it okay if I call you that? No disrespect intended.) POV. But you do narrate this tale, correct?
Yeah, it’s okay. I’m the most gorgeous monster out there. I narrate my side of the story and Francesca narrates hers.
15. We are interested in checking you—I mean, your story—out. Could you direct us somewhere perhaps where we could sample your extraordinary tale or buy it?
READ EXTENDED EXCERPTS HERE
Password: monster
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AUTHOR BIO:



Rae Hachton writes Dark Romanticism-sometimes with gears and clockwork. Has cemetery obsession. Misses Victorian London and ancient Rome. Believes in vampires and magic. If imaginary, she would be an automaton fairy. Corvidophile. Content.

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Rae Hachton is also the author of the  Pretty in Black series.
Pretty in Black
Black Satin
Raven in the Grave
& Coming Soon
Evermore (Pretty in Black #4)


~ I'd like to thank Rae for introducing me to Johnny and allowing me to ask all these personal questions. Also, to check out my guest post on Rae's blog, click HERE!


Monday, July 22, 2013

Welcome Cathrina Constantine!

Hello! from Cathrina Constantine. This is my first Blogger Book Fair and I’m thrilled to be your guest. My debut novel, Wickedly They Come, published by Black Opal Books will be released on August 24, 2013.



Blurb:

Wickedly They Come: A Dark, Gripping Fantasy

HAUNTING VISIONS, UNUSUAL STRENGTH, AND SPECIAL PARANORMAL TALENTS ARE THE NORM FOR SEELEY AND HER SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER, JORDAN. THEIR LIVES BECOME PERILOUS WHEN THE LEADER OF THE BLACK ORDER STALKS THEM, TRYING TO FULFILL A PROPHECY TO CONSECRATE JORDAN TO HIS LORD—LUCIFER.

PREVIOUSLY HOMESCHOOLED AND NAIVE, JORDAN IS INDUCTED INTO THE SOCIAL CULTURE OF TEENDOM AT ELMA HIGH, WHERE SHE ENCOUNTER MAR, A MYSTERIOUS NEW CLASSMATE, WHO IS HELL BENT ON KEEPING HER UNSCATHED FROM THE FORCES OF EVIL. A GRIPPING, DARK FANTASY WHERE THE BATTLE BETWEEN HEAVEN AND HELL IS ESCALATING, AND EARTH IS THEIR BATTLEGROUND.


Author Bio:

Constantine resides in Upstate New York with her husband, five children, two Labrador Retrievers and two cats. Cathrina enjoys baking, quilting, reading, and of course, writing. She usually breaks the day with a hike in the woods with her dogs while conjuring up a new tale.

You can find Cathrina Constantine at these sites:

I'd like to thank Tish Thawer for featuring me on her blog today!

~ You're so welcome, Cathrina! And thank you for hosting me as well. To find my guest post visit Cathrina's blog HERE!


Saturday, July 20, 2013

Giveaway



Win it before you can buy it!!
Death of a Black Rose
(Book #3 in The Rose Trilogy)




Goodreads Book Giveaway

Death of a Black Rose by Tish Thawer

Death of a Black Rose

by Tish Thawer

Giveaway ends August 27, 2013.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

Monday, July 15, 2013

Death of a Black Rose Book Trailer

It's official...Death of a Black Rose will release
August 27, 2013.

Add it to your TBR list HERE!

And while you wait...check out the trailer!!