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Feb 22, 2017

Blaze Book Highlights – Teresa Gabelman

If you are looking for your next 5 star read I highly recommend that you check out The Protectors Series written by Teresa Gabelman. This series features strong alpha vampire warriors who would die to protect those around them. You can start the series by grabbing your copy of Damon or the latest book Blaze if you are a current reader of this amazing series. Whether you are looking to laugh, cry or step out of your world and into theirs the vampire warriors, mates and other important characters of these books will have you binging after the first few chapters. I have personally read each book and would recommend it to any readers that enjoy vampire stories or paranormal romance. Make sure to grab your copy of Blaze today!

Blaze
Haunted by a past he’s struggling to forget, Blaze once again finds himself a VC Warrior—something he swore would never happen. Confident he could easily walk away again, his connection to a certain redhead makes that decision harder than he imagined.

Trying to fit into the Warrior world, Katrina holds a secret that could ruin the new life she is fighting to fit into. And having feelings for a certain Warrior does not make things any easier.

As Blaze’s past catches up to him and Katrina’s secret is exposed, they discover a deep bond that neither can fight. It soon becomes clear that a past can be put to rest, but secrets can be deadly.

Jun 9, 2016

Tempted by a Vampire Book Highlights – Susan Griscom

51BLLVxpvAL._SY346_Are you in search for your next vampire read? Tempted by a Vampire delivers everything that you desire in a sexy, fanged read. Grab your copy of this awesome book today for only $0.99 or FREE on KU! Susan Griscom has definitely knocked it out of the park with this book! Additionally you can also now grab Captivated by a Vampire which is book two in the series and in July Rocked by a Vampire (book three) will be released.

“This hot and sexy Vampire love story is a paranormal dream.”
A temptation they couldn’t resist, leads to a future they never imagined.

The first book in a New Series – Immortal Hearts of San Francisco

“There was something in her blood that gave me more strength than I’d ever known before. As if heaven itself had reached into the dark depths of hell and grabbed my soul back from within the pit of fire. No drug existed on this planet, strong enough to match the high.”

Cian DeMarco, a sexy, rock star billionaire, vampire has lived in San Francisco’s prestigious Cliff Side neighborhood in his beautiful mansion overlooking both the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean for seventy years. Happily—or so he thought. Until the rare beauty that is Magdalena De la Rosa sits down at one of the front-row tables in Club Royal where he and his band perform once a week.

Magdalena De la Rosa has it all—Bachelor’s degree in journalism, a job she loves in California, a gorgeous apartment in San Francisco, and a dream guy. Except her boyfriend lives and works in Sacramento—an hour and a half drive from the city Magdalena has always fantasized about living in. All her dreams change, however, when she and her girlfriend find their way into an upscale nightclub and she’s suddenly swept off her feet by the lead singer of that night’s performing rock band, The Lost Boys.

Sparks ignite between the two until a threat that was thought to no longer exist returns to wreak havoc on Cian’s and Magdalena’s lives. Will the temptation to be together outweigh the reality of what Cian must do to keep Magdalena safe from harm?

Tempted by a Vampire is a stand-alone book. The first in the all-new Immortal Hearts of San Francisco series. 18+ due to adult content.

Mar 5, 2016

Vampyr: The Complete Trilogy Book Highlights – K.M. McFarland

vaIf you are a fan of the fang you are going to love the spin that talented author K.M. McFarland has given you with her Vampyr: The Complete Trilogy so make sure to grab your copy today. With the price being only $0.99 or FREE with KU this is an asbolute steal for three amazing books all wrapped up into one.

Vampires are alive and well in the Big Easy. In the modern world of forensics, technology, and security cameras everywhere, vampires are now forced to live in secret. In this new age where vampires have evolved into gentle predators mainly depending on alternative methods for acquiring blood, vampire bars have risen in popularity. Owned by a former rock star turned vampire, Quinn Forrester, Vampyr is New Orleans’ most popular venue. Aside from being the French Quarter’s coolest music club, it is also a secret vampire bar serving the finest quality human blood to its vampire clientele. The cryptic alley next to it seduces the most delectable humans just itching to quench a vampire’s thirst. Welcome to Vampyr!

SONG OF THE VAMPIRE: In 1989, Quinn Forrester was a successful rock star living a dream with a wife, a baby daughter and a hit record. Little did he know that was all about to end the night he met Giselle, the mysterious vampire who would change his world forever. Eighteen years later, a chance meeting with Nadia, the daughter he abandoned as a baby the night he was turned, shakes his lonely, tormented world.

UNDER A BOURBON STREET MOON: Quinn and his vampire lover, Giselle, seem to have the perfect romance, but their relationship is put to the test when a beautiful mortal woman from his past and an adorable country singer, who has just arrived from Nashville with her own connection to Quinn, enter his world.

MASQUERADE: As Quinn gets closer to his new attractive young personal assistant, the successful entrepreneur also must deal with his unique blended family: a vampire daughter, a mortal daughter who sees dead people, a spiritually connected vampire ex-girlfriend who is her mentor and a deceased ex-wife that just won’t stay dead. Is his mansion big enough?

Jan 28, 2016

Author Interview & Book Highlights – K.M. MacFarland

indexHere is the interview that I had the pleasure of doing with talented author K.M. MacFarland. She is the author of the Vampyr: The Complete Trilogy which is currently available for FREE so make sure to grab your copy today!

What made you choose to write in the paranormal genre?
I live in New Orleans and I have always been fascinated with the New Orleans legends of vampires and ghosts. Our city was built on a swamp, so we don’t bury our dead. Instead, they are interred above ground so we won’t meet up with them in the next hard rain. Our cemeteries are tourist attractions, but there’s something romantic about them. Voodoo is also a part of our culture whether we believe or not. Our history is colorful and intriguing. If you walk down Bourbon Street on any day/night of the week, you can see how easily vampires could blend in. But in this age of technology, vampires would have to be able to blend in with humans and play nice with them. That idea was the beginning of the Vampyr series.

How many books do you currently have available in the paranormal genre and what are the titles?
I currently have four books in the Vampyr series: Song of the Vampire, Under a Bourbon Street Moon and Masquerade. I’ve recently published all three novels as a trilogy in one bundle titled Vampyr: The Complete Trilogy.

What is your favorite paranormal creature and why?
I would have to say vampires. I started reading Anne Rice novels when The Vampire Lestat was first published, and Lestat is responsible for my obsession with vampires.

If you could live in any paranormal book what book and character would you choose?
I recently read The Casquette Girls by Alys Arden. The story takes place in New Orleans in the months following Hurricane Katrina. Being a Katrina survivor, I immediately connected with this book. The story revolves around the actual legend of the casket girls and the Ursuline convent. In the early days of New Orleans, the early settlers were pirates, scoundrels and thieves. Some say the casket girls were prostitutes, and some say they were orphans sent over by the king of France to marry the French settlers. All they brought with them to the new world was one bag shaped like a casket containing their dowries. When the girls arrived in Nouveau Orleans, they were taken to the Ursuline convent to live among the nuns until they were married. But when the time came to open the caskets, they were empty. Rumor has it, vampires were smuggled into New Orleans in the caskets. In the book, the vampires are sealed in the convent’s attic. The main character, Adele, has some special powers that breaks the seal and releases the vampires wrecking havoc on post-Katrina New Orleans. The character I would choose to be would be Desiree, the mayor’s daughter. At first, we see her as snobby, but as the book progresses, Desiree has a strong influence on the outcome of the story and proves herself to truly be Adele’s friend.

Can you share information with us any projects that you are currently working on?
Sure. I’m working on the fourth installment of Vampyr. As we speak, it remains untitled. I’m also working on a standalone paranormal romance that deals with reincarnation. I’m hoping to start another series about a French Quarter bed and breakfast. You get a bed, but you may be the breakfast.

What do you think is one of the biggest misconceptions that people have about writers in general?
I think people don’t realize all the hard work that goes into writing a book. First drafts, rewrites, edits, more rewrites, more edits, and the list goes on and on. We don’t just type up a story and publish. There’s a lot more to the writing process than that.

If you could change something within the author/reader community what would you change and why?
I think I would change the way readers perceive reviews. Getting them is like pulling teeth. Before I started writing, I never left reviews, so I can’t attack them too much. Now that I’m a writer, I review everything I enjoy. The average reader just doesn’t realize how important reviews are, so that’s what I would change.

Who is your biggest supporter?
I don’t think I could narrow that down to one person. There are supporters who buy my books, like and share my posts, retweet, blog, review, and help spread the word about my books. A few are personal friends. I’ve never met the majority of my readers and supporters, but I appreciate them all.

Of all the books that you have written are any of them based on real life experiences?
I write about vampires and I’ve never met any, so I would have to say it’s all a fantasy. I think as a writer, I draw from real life experiences, either my own or people I know, so I guess I do to a point. You can’t realistically portray a character unless you have experienced their emotions and feelings, but their stories are fictitious.

What advice would you give to new authors that are just starting out?
I see a lot of writers get discouraged over a bad review or a low sales ranking, etc. Unfortunately, that’s going to happen. There will always be those who love your work and those who don’t. You can’t please everyone. I worked in marketing and sales for a long time before becoming a writer, and I think as a writer, just as in sales, you have to develop a thicker skin. You can’t let the negatives discourage you. There will always be positives and negatives. Take the bad with the good, blow it off, and keep writing.

Jan 23, 2016

Immortality Stolen Book Highlights – Shannon Bell

51ru7ngNrbL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Immortality Stolen: A Vampire Romance Suspense (The Mortal One Series Book 2) by Shannon Bell

Note: Full length novel, part of series. Contains sexual situations and sex scenes. This is a vampire romance with suspense!

Dylan is still the mortal one in the equation, but now she has learned that it’s not just vampires that go bump in the night. She is now torn between Olivier who has apologized and Nico who has shown her nothing but kindness and love. She gets a good dose of what it means to be a truth seeker thanks to Olivier, though he wants to share more than knowledge with her. Will Dylan be able to resist Olivier’s charms? Can she make sense of this world with her heart and dignity intact?

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Jan 20, 2016

Strange Darkness: A Noir Anthology Book Highlights – Danielle DeVor

51kzhuet5fL._SX336_BO1,204,203,200_Today one of our featured books include Strange Darkness: A Noir Anthology written by Danielle DeVor. Make sure to grab your copy of this book today!

Pull up a spot around the campfire and join us in this collection of 8 spooky short stories.

A deadly, dangerous man is caught betweenthe paranormal and his evil, hungry dreams.

A study on urban legends becomes all too realfor one student.

Time waits for no man and a horrible vampiriclegacy is in need of an heir.

Puppies are sweet and cute, but this little girl’s Hellhound is loyal.

There’s nothing like an alien war.

Frog isn’t what he appears. And Boyd? He’ll be thankful.

Running away will solve all your problems. Or not. One girl will wish she stayed home.

There’s nothing like a few brain eating hermit crabs to turn your world on its axis.

Sometimes the one who saves you from the monsters is one person you’d least expect.

Jan 20, 2016

Paranormal Author Takeover Interview – Danielle DeVor

danielleHere is the interview that I had the pleasure of doing with Danielle DeVor for the VF Presents Paranormal Author Takeover Event. Thank you C.L. for doing the interview with me.

What made you choose to write in the paranormal genre?
I’ve always been fascinated by the things that go bump in the night. So, getting involved with ghosts and vampires, etc, was just a natural progression for me. In fact, books that I write outside the genre are very difficult.

How many books do you currently have available in the paranormal genre and what are the titles?
Tail of the Devil, Constructing Marcus, Sorrow’s Point, The Devil’s Liege, and Strange Darkness
I also have short stories in anthologies. And, some of the books cross over into other genres as well.

What is your favorite paranormal creature and why?
The vampire, definitely. I connected with them at an early age. I think because they can be beautiful and ugly. And, they can fly.

If you could live in any paranormal book what book and character would you choose?
Definitely The Vampire Lestat. I would love to meet Lestat. Not be him exactly, but hang out with him. So, I would have to be someone he has crossed, I suppose.

Can you share information with us any projects that you are currently working on?
I just finished my sci fi vampire book, Maw. So, I am getting ready to begin the 4th volume of The Marker Cronicles (the first book of the series is Sorrow’s Point).

What do you think is one of the biggest misconceptions that people have about writers in general?
That we make a lot of money, but if they find out we don’t, then the writing must suck. The general public is really misinformed on the writing industry.

If you could change something within the author/reader community what would you change and why?
The kind of high-brow attitude some authors display when they are published with the Big 5. This publishing world is far different from the one even ten years ago. Getting an agent and with a big publisher depends largely on a certain amount of luck these days. You have to have the one book they think will become a blockbuster.

Who is your biggest supporter?
My dad. He talks about my books to everyone he meets.

Of all the books that you have written are any of them based on real life experiences?
There are snippets in lots of my books. The most are in The Marker Cronicles. A lot that happens to Jimmy Holiday has happened to one family member or another. Lots of ghosts in my family. 🙂

What advice would you give to new authors that are just starting out?
Build your audience. Try to get as many real twitter followers as possible and make friends with other authors. It helps. 🙂

Jan 20, 2016

Ascenders Book Highlights – C.L. Gaber

51eVdsSVlOL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Today one of our featured books include Ascenders: High School for the Recently Departed written by C.L. Gaber. This is the first book in the Ascenders Saga and I personally look forward to reading it!

Walker Callaghan doesn’t know what happened to her. One minute she was living her teenage life in suburban Chicago…and the next minute, she was in a strange place and in a brand new school with absolutely no homework, no rules, and no consequences.

Walker Callaghan, 17, is dead.

She doesn’t go to heaven or hell. She lands at The Academy, a middle realm where teenagers have one thing in common: They were the morning announcement at their high schools because they died young.

These high school kids are now caught in a strange “in-between” zone where life hasn’t changed very much. In fact, this special teen limbo looks a lot like life in a quaint Michigan town complete with jocks, popular girls and cliques. “There are even cheerleaders in death,” Walker observes. It’s not a coincidence that the music teacher is a guy named Kurt who “used to have this band.” The drama teacher, Heath, is crush worthy because back in his life, he starred in some superhero movie.

Principal King explains the rules — there are none. Why? You can’t die twice.

There is no homework.
No tests.
No SATS.
You’re just there to learn because the human brain isn’t fully formed until you’re 24.

By the way, you can’t get hurt physically, so race your Harley off that hillside. But falling in love is the most dangerous thing you can do …because no one knows how long you’ll stay in this realm or what’s next.

“Losing someone you love would be like dying twice,” Walker says.

Jan 18, 2016

The Mortal One Series Book Highlights – Shannon Bell

indexToday one of our featured authors is Shannon Bell with her Mortal One Series. If you enjoy reading about vampires then this is the series for you. I had the pleasure of meeting Shannon right after book one came out and was immediately addicted to her sexy goodness that these books bring. Now just a couple years later she has now completed the four book series. I highly recommend that anyone with a taste for vampire literature take a chance on these amazing books and I guarantee you won’t be sorry. There are currently four books in the series including The Mortal One, Immortality Stolen, The Immortal Compromise and Mortality Lost.

The Mortal One
1Hot vampires are everywhere and Dylan is finding it hard to control herself – especially since she is the only Mortal One. Her life was normal up until a few days ago. Then she met Nico on the streets of Florence and her world will never be the same again. Nico is sexy, Italian, and immortal – three features that she has never found more alluring in a man. She must now learn how to balance an exhilarating love affair and vampire politics at their worst. There’s also a Parisian vampire that wants to claim her and she has to receive a mark in order to keep her safe from the troubles that exist.

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Immortality Stolen
2Dylan is still the mortal one in the equation, but now she has learned that it’s not just vampires that go bump in the night. She is now torn between Olivier who has apologized and Nico who has shown her nothing but kindness and love. She gets a good dose of what it means to be a truth seeker thanks to Olivier, though he wants to share more than knowledge with her. Will Dylan be able to resist Olivier’s charms? Can she make sense of this world with her heart and dignity intact?

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The Immortal Compromise
3Dylan, Nico, and Olivier are working on a compromise that allows them to live within the city together. There are power struggles going on everywhere and Dylan is learning that it’s becoming a liability that she is still mortal. However, she’s not ready to let go of her mortality. Dylan and Nico are growing stronger as a power couple and that is causing some feelings of jealousy from a few different people within their lives. Dylan is learning about being “a sensitive” and trying to forge a new home within Paris. Will she be able to survive as a mortal? Can Nico and Olivier come up with a compromise that allows them to work together?

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Mortality Lost
4Dylan knows she must turn, but she wants to learn more about the Celtic bloodline. Nico is also insisting on a marriage because he feels he cheated her in the past and must also strengthen his bonds across Europe. She is dealing with the threats of being mortal and the marriage that everyone is talking about, both good and bad. Will she get everything she ever wanted? Will Celtic vampires stand in her way of getting the bloodline she craves the most?

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