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Monthly Archives: August 2014

Darkest Magic 
I don’t know how many fairy tales you’ve read recently, but perhaps
you remember a few hair-raising bedtime stories from your childhood, or perhaps
you’re a fan of the TV shows Grimm or Once Upon a Time. As stories go, fairy tales
aren’t always romantic and they can be rather gritty. They often include danger,
death or destruction, trickery, magic, evil beings and innocent victims. In fact,
I’d say those are almost prerequisites for a good fairy tale! But for a romance
story, unless it’s Urban Fantasy or Paranormal, not so much.
When I was assigned the Grimm Brothers fairy tale, The Blue Light,
I had a hard time wrapping my head around the romance. The king tosses the soldier
out of his kingdom and in return the soldier has a dwarf kidnap the princess and
forces her to do menial cleaning for him! Later, he marries her but it’s more a
tale about revenge against the king than it is love for the princess. And for a
romance, that angle just won’t work.
I found it better to put the hero in a tighter spot! Make him
a beta wolf of a werewolf pack, stuck between duty and pack rules, and his ongoing
need to protect his love interest. The danger, death and magic all came from other
individuals – two witches and a dwarf, plus the alpha wolf. Rising against those
forces won’t be easy for the beta wolf, but then, he’s no innocent victim. The Paranormal
touch added the right kind of darkness to the story’s re-telling so that it matched
that “fairy tale” feel. The romance got pumped up and yes, I included
some smexy stuff, ’cause what’s a great romance without that? All in all, the re-telling
had a more modern-day feel and I like to think it’s more entertaining than the Grimm
version. See the original version of the story here:
My version is called Darkest Magic.
Nik Epperstein’s alpha lost his mate two years ago and took an
evil witch as his new bride. Ever since then, Eli’s leadership has become violent,
bordering on insane. When Eli attacks him, Nik’s healing powers mysteriously vanish.
He can’t defend himself, nor protect the wolf he secretly loves. Only through the
help of a foul-mouthed witch and an overly-dramatic dwarf will he save her – but
their assistance comes at a price.
Caroline has tried for two years to lure Nik into her bed and
can’t understand his hesitation. After all, she senses their mating bond loud and
clear. Then Nik disappears. She confronts her father who tells her Nik is dead,
and she’s next on his chopping block. Without Nik to protect her, she flees the
pack and is kidnapped by a man half her size.
Reunited at last, the young wolves have one last chance to ignite
their bond. But love must wait when battle looms. Eli and his wife attack, and aren’t
above using dirty tricks to win. If Nik and Caroline survive the battle, the dwarf
and his wife will require them to make a promise that will change their lives forever…

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Author Bio

Eva Lefoy writes and reads all kinds of romance, and is a certified
Trekkie. She’s also terribly addicted to chocolate, tea, and hiking. One of these
days, she’ll figure out the meaning of life, quit her job, and go travel the galaxy.
Until then, she’s writing down all her dirty thoughts for the sake of future explorers.

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Stolen Desire 
5 Easy Questions is an interview is designed to be quick,
easy, and fun. Today’s guest is Barbara Donlon Bradley.
What is your go-to
meal to order when you dine out? Your favorite “I know it will hit the
spot” item.
This one is hard because of all the different restaurants
out there but stuffed flounder is one of my all time favorites.
What were you like
when you were in school?
Dorky – I was taller than my friends and a bit clumsy. I was
also a big book worm. Not much has changed over the years.
Would you rather stay
inside and watch snow falling, or get out in it and build a snowman?
A little of both – I love watching snow fall and hate to
ruin the beautiful blanket as it covers the ground, but I live in an area where
snow doesn’t stay for long so building a snowman will keep the snow around just
a little longer
What was your
favorite book as a child?
It’s funny you asked this – I’ve been thinking about this
myself. The book that made me a reader and I loved so much that I wrote it word
for word in a notebook so I could have a copy of it wasThe Faraway Lurs. I can’t
remember who the author was now but that book was the one.
What was the last
movie you watched (home or theater)?
The kid at heart in me watched Rio 2. It was cute and had
some really funny parts. My husband thought there was a little too much singing
but we all enjoyed it.

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Title Stolen Desire
Genre SF/Futuristic Erotic romance
Author Barbara Donlon Bradley
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R + 18 – explicit
scenes
Blurb When Heather is confronted with her time traveling
self she fears the worse. The woman came to warn them of a terrible accident
but something isn’t right. The visitors her future self says are there to help
only wants to kidnap her and kill her mate. Using her mind she tries to protect
her friends and family. Yet she wakes up as a prisoner after seeing the ship
Storm is in blow up. She is now alone, and trapped. Somehow she has to figure
out a way home and hopefully reverse all the horrible things that have taken
her family from her.

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Tall, Dark and Apocalyptic 
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author. Today’s featured book is Tall, Dark and Apocalyptic by Sam Cheever.
Genre: Dark Paranormal Romance
Author Name: Sam Cheever
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Blurb

Apart they are pain and death…apocalyptic. Together they
are fire and magic…destiny.
He’s a warrior, a bounty hunter in a world turned upside
down. She’s his latest bounty… a creature of dark power. As everything in
their world implodes, they must work together to set it right, while the fire
burning between them threatens to consume everything in its path.

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Princess of the Light 

About the Book

Title Princess of the Light
Genre Urban Fantasy
Author N. N. Light
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
Miriam Miller likes the simple things in life: a good book,
close friends, and a healthy relationship with God. But, destiny comes calling,
and her neat, little life turns upside down.
Ethanial, an angel of God, has been sent to reveal Miriam’s
true calling -– she is the Princess of the Light, the woman chosen by God
Himself to vanquish the demons intent on infusing the world with evil. And her
first assignment: restore the soul of a homeless man known only as the Walking
Man.
Enter Joe Deacons, a man intent on stealing her heart. But
as Miriam embarks on her journey to save the Walking Man and fulfill her
calling, it becomes clear that Joe isn’t what he appears to be. Miriam must
decide: Is she willing to risk her soul to save those she loves?

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Interview with Miriam Miller aka Princess of the Light

Tell us about
yourself, please.
My name is Miriam Miller and I am the Princess of the Light.
I am in my late twenties and I work as a manager of a bookstore. I try to live
a normal life but with angels and demons popping up, it’s hard to explain
sometimes. My favorite thing to do in my free time is to curl up with a good
book. I love books.
What’s your internal
limitation? Meaning, what is it about you that makes it so you cannot do what
it is you need to do during this story?
Hmm, I would say my biggest limitation is to ignore the
inner demons within and to have a pure heart. Battling with demons is not as
hard as you might think. I can wail on demons all day but to stay pure, to
focus on the Light is a constant struggle. It’s the true test of evil versus
good and for me, my heart needs to be pure. If not, I am no better than the
demons I face.
What inner doubt
causes you the most difficulty?
For me, it’s believing that I can’t do what needs to be
done. I have been chosen to be the Princess of the Light. Who am I compared to
others? I am not a pious woman like Mother Teresa. I’m just me, plain-old
Miriam. What if I fail? Will God send me to Hell?
What’s your external
complication? In the story world your author created, explain what it is you
fear most.
Dealing with the constant attacks by Than and Lisbeth is
enough to fear but what I dread most is becoming a warrior for darkness. I have
been blessed with all these abilities and yet the temptation is so strong to
give in to Than. Becoming a weapon of darkness is my worst nightmare.
Tell us about your
significant other, that person who makes living worthwhile.
What would that
person say about you?
Joe Deacons is the love of my life and he is the most
caring, wonderful man in the world. Even though he came from a wealthy family,
he is filled with compassion for those in need. He shows kindness to others and
strives to make a difference in the world. He has shown me what it means to
love another unconditionally and I wouldn’t know what I would do without him. His
love gives me the strength to fight the darkness and together we cannot be
defeated!
Joe would definitely say that I am his angel and I can do no
wrong. He would probably also mention that I have an inner strength that defies
explanation. He would gush about all the ways that I give to others without
regard to myself. He would finally mention that I am a faithful woman.
What special skills
do you rely on?
I have many skills ranging from athletic ability to weapons
training but the greatest skill I have to let go and be an instrument of the
Light. Pushing aside my ego and needs, being one with the Light is the greatest
advantage I have against the darkness. The Light defeats the darkness. Knowledge
is also a terrific skill. Knowing how to defeat the demons and how to spread
the Light is almost as good as a sword.
Are you happy with
the way your story ended? Why or why not?
Yes, I was thrilled with how it ended. I thought my author
did a fantastic job and even threw in a few surprises that I was not expecting.

About the Writer

You have the length
of a tweet (140 characters) to describe yourself as a writer. Let’s see what
you can do.
I’m an inspirational writer who makes the world a better place.
I create interesting characters who take the reader inside their head.
Why did you choose to
write about this character?
I chose to write about Miriam because she is the Princess of
the Light and the reader wants to know more about her. She is my favorite
character in the book and I hope that readers will love her as much as I do.
Was there anything
you discovered about this character that was a surprise to you?
I discovered that even when the chips are down, she rises up
like a phoenix. She has an inner strength that I wish I had.
When you wrote about
this character, what made you the most happy? What made you the most sad?
I loved writing the love story from Miriam’s point of view. It
reminded me of my own love story with my husband. I also loved writing the
final battle scene.
What made me cry was when Lisbeth gets the upper hand on
Miriam and Miriam thinks she has failed. It’s the lowest point in her life and
she feels such despair.
Why do you write?
I write because I have something to say and if I don’t get
it out, I will suffocate. Writing is like breathing for me and I have been
blessed with the gift of writing since I was a little girl.
What other character
from this book do you want to write about? Care to tell us why?
I’d love to do the back-story on Than. He is a powerful
demon and was once an angel like Ethanial. I may have to write a prequel
telling his story someday.
Are any sequels
planned for this book?
Yes, I have outlines for four more books and have started
writing book two.
Is there anything you’d
like to say to your readers?
I first wanted to thank you for taking time out of your busy
lives to read my book. I hope you are inspired and enjoy the world I have
created. There is a message here and I hope you will join me in spreading the
Light. Just like Miriam, we all can make a difference.
I also wanted to let the readers know that a portion of each
book that is sold will go directly to food banks and other services so that
people like the Walking Man are cared for. Together, we can end hunger and help
those in need.

Author Bio

N. N. Light was born in Minnesota,
lived in Southern California only to move to chilly Ontario, Canada
to marry her beloved husband MR N. She is blissfully happy and loves all things
chocolate, books, music, movies, art, sports and baking.

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Eternal Life 

About the Book

Title: Eternal Life, Sekhmet’s Guardians – Book 5
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Author Name: V.S. Nelson
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Blurb:
Something is happening to Michael, the Guardian’s physician.
Every time he is in the same vicinity of a certain female coma patient he looses
himself to her vortex. Determined he will pull her back to the here and now, Michael
enters her imaginary world without his immortal abilities with hopes of saving her
and her daughter.
Sam (Samantha) Waters, one of CNN’s top investigative reports
has lost everything; first her husband now her daughter… or so she believes.
No longer can she face the hardships she’s endured in this world,
she buries herself in her subconscious, taking Michael right along with her.
Will Michael be able to convince Sam she has more to live for
than she knows?
Will she believe him when he tells her, her daughter still lives?
And if she believes him, will he be able save her daughter from the deadly AIDS
virus which plagues her tiny little body?

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(NOTE: at this time, Eternal Life has yet to be released. Look
for it this summer. You can find links to all my books through my links Amazon,
Barnes and Noble pages)

Interview with Michael

Tell us about yourself,
please.
What’s to tell? I’m a physician. Trained and studied at such
prestigious places as Harvard, John Hopkins, the Mayo Clinic. I’m proficient in
traditional medicine in some unorthodox methods my colleges might view unethical.
These include a variety of hands-on healing methods the ancients practiced.
What is it that you want,
but cannot have? Authors call this the conflict of the story.
The end to the age old war my brethren and I have been fighting
for close to 6,000 years. Although they, my brothers in arms, look forward to returning
to Tuat some day, I am very content to live out the remainder of my life in the
modern age. I’ve grown accustomed to the luxuries our culture provides and can no
longer see myself riding on a chariot or walking to my destinations. Air travel
and computer technology is great – at least where I am concerned.
What’s your internal limitation?
Meaning, what is it about you that makes it so you cannot do what it is you need
to do during this story?
I’m accustomed to utilizing all of my immortal abilities when
I am unfamiliar territory. Sadly, I am unable to use my special talents when I am
around Samantha (Sam) Waters, my current coma patient. My desire to help her weighs
heavy on my heart but without knowing what she is feeling, fearing, thinking; I’m
as lost as any other modern day human physician. There is no reason for her to remain
in the coma. I only hope my words will give her the strength she needs to return
to the present as an active “alive” member of our society. In the scheme
of things I wish to send a message to who ever did this to her… I will find you
and I will make you pay.
What inner doubt causes
you the most difficulty?
I guess that question would reflect my current situation with
my patient. I fear I will not be able to bring her out of her “sleep”
world. She is such a talented individual. I fear the world… and I will be lost without
her.
What’s your external complication?
In the story world your author created, explain what it is you fear most.
There is always an external complication or two in V’s books.
That woman tends to put all of us in awkwardness situations but I think she’s once
again out done herself.
We have to contend with the on-going war with Set’s Legions and
now she’s added another twist to that story with Unab trying to over-throw Bagsu
for their leadership.
We all fear the dreaded doom that awaits us. When will the prophesized
avatars that hold the human race’s fate in their hands arrive?
On a more personal note, V’s put me in a delicate situation;
while I’m still very much involved with my colleague Dr. Susan Radcliff, V has introduced
me to Sam Waters, an investigative reporter for CNN. I have to admit I am attracted
not only to the predicament of pulling her out of the coma, but to her and her young
child who I discovered carries the aids virus. I’m determined to cure this child
and bring her mother back to the living.
Can I do it? I sincerely hope so.
Tell us about your significant
other, that person who makes living worthwhile.
I’ve never relied on a woman. My sole purpose in this life has
been to cure the ill and fight along side my brethren… until now and now that these
two (Sam and her child, Samantha have entered my world, I cannot see my life without
them.
What would that person
say about you?
I really don’t know, but from her touch, I believe she’s interested.
At least I hope she is.
What is your family like?
What special skills do you rely on?
My ability to touch someone and know what they are thinking,
where they have been and what causes them pain and happiness.
If someone from your past
showed up, who would you NOT want it to be, and why?
Are you happy with the
way your story ended? Why or why not?
I doubt if any immortal, or mortal for that matter, has that
much control of the outcome in a story. We are merely players in the world our author
has put us in.

About the Writer

You have the length of
a tweet (140 characters) to describe yourself as a writer. Let’s see what you can
do.
Story teller with a love for sharing her world.
Why did you choose to
write about this character?
I’ve always had a fondness for Michael even though he is far
from my usual bad-boy heroes. He’s kind, intelligent, direct and Gabriel’s confident.
True to his nature he is perhaps the most grounded Guardian of the seven. Where
others fly off the handle, Michael reins them in and keeps them focused. Now that
the wheels are turned and he is stripped of his unusual gifts can he remain that
way?
What do you want to write
next?
The next book in the series is Eternal Warriors staring the pretty
boy who spent the last fifty years living it up on the beaches of California.
Are any sequels planned
for this book?
The series entitled Sekhmet’s Guardians continues to grow. When
I first say the series I saw seven books, then eleven made their appearance. To
date, I’m taken notes on sixteen.
Is there anything you’d
like to say to your readers?
Like the majority of the PNRs (Paranormal Romances) you’ve read,
this series centers on a couple, but let me assure there is so much more to Sekhmet’s
Guardians. Every player, even minor characters who appear in the very first volume
(Eternal Lovers) come back to make additional appearances throughout the various
sequels.
For the most part my stories focus on the heroine’s growth and
her struggles as she becomes bound to an immortal. Can you imagine what you would
do if you found yourself falling in love with an immortal warrior, one who has lived
for over six thousand years.

Author Bio

With a love for history, Native American author V.S. Nelson,
instructed elementary, high school and college in the U.S. and abroad before launching
her second writing career.
V has been a story-teller all her life, always creating stories
about people discovering the courage to make a difference. This drove her into writing
her paranormal series centering on strong relationships and led her to coin the
term: Ancient Legends, New Worlds.
She is well known for her “time management and sprint style
writing,” producing well over five thousand words daily – consecutively. Ms.
Nelson is available for speaking engagements, appearances and is more than willing
to share her methodology with others in a variety of workshops. A member of three
RWA chapters she sits on several committees and judges writing contests across the
states.
In Jan, 2013, Eternal Lovers, the first book in her eleven book
paranormal series, Sekhmet’s Guardians launched with a fury. Being a series reader
herself, she has held true to her promise by releasing no less than two books in
the series per year in addition to her other work. With only three books out, Sekhmet’s
Guardians was proclaimed one of the top new PNR series for 2013.
She enjoys hearing from readers, fans and people with similar
interests. They are more than welcome to contact her through her website http://www.authorvsnelson.com

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Twisted Love 
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book and includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the
author. Today’s featured book is Twisted Love by JoAnne Myers.
Blurbs for “Twisted Love” 12 cases of love gone
bad
It’s a chilling reality that homicide investigators know all
too well: the last face most murder victims see is not that of a stranger, but of
someone familiar.
The End of Autumn-To keep from paying child support for
his three children, Rodney Williams, plots with his parents to kidnap his estranged
wife, 25-year old Autumn, in broad daylight. This 2011 crime shocked the small community
of Logan, Ohio.
Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing-In 2011, 53 year old Russell
Strothers, and his teenage accomplice find their victims through Craigslist and
strike with calculating and deadly force.
A Senseless Killing-This 2010 case uncovers how a 40 year
old likable barmaid was lured to her death after she rejects her young admirers
sexual advances.
The Death of Innocence-This 2011 murder case involved
4 year old Marcie Willis, and her evil stepmother 25 year old Cheryl, from the small
bedroom community of The Plains, Ohio.
The Girl Not Forgotten-This cold case took 26 years to
solve, but brought justice for 13-year-old Holly Buford, and put serial rapist,
40-year-old Stanley Snead, behind bars.
The Possession-When 29-year-old Valerie Harris severs
the penis of her sexually abusive father, it makes national news in 2007.
Home Town Hero-When deaf students are murdered in the
prestigious Rose Brick College of the Deaf in 2008, everyone is shocked when discovering
the killer is one of their own.
The Spell Caster Murders-When 42 year old Fortune Teller
Sally Vu and her 21-year-old daughter Veronica are discovered murdered and physically
desecrated, in 2001, evidence points to revenge and a spell gone wrong.
All For the Family-In 2003, as a way to erase her 22-year-old
husbands criminal past, 19 year old Molly Abbott devises a ghoulish and desperate
strategy.
Thicker Than Water?-When 52 year old Kim Michaels is found
dismembered inside her burned out home in 1996, officers find the crime more confusing
than a jig saw puzzle.
Mail Order Murder-The last thing the beautiful Russian
mail order bride Anna dreamed of in 2001, was being murdered by her controlling
and older American husband.
Where’s Christopher?-When four year old Christopher Ellis
goes missing, numerous excuses and an odd odor emanating from the backyard in 1991,
raises eyebrows.

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