Spotlight Release: Marked by Hades

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(Bound by Hades #2)

One choice away from eternity…
For 911 years, Gatekeeper companion Justin Bradford has denied the possibility of being mated to only one woman. He enjoys them all too much to settle down. So when he feels his mate’s Ahavah mark surface, his first instinct is to ignore it. But when he sees the leather-clad beauty in need of his help that’s easier said than done…
Yvonne wakes up naked on a cold park bench in a small town with no memory of who—or what—she is. All she knows is the gentle man who woke her was turned to dust when she touched him. And now the strange mark that appeared on her shoulder throbs in the presence of the raven-haired man now offering to help her…
As Justin and Yvonne navigate the mystery of her past, their bond grows, but the secrets they discover and the sacrifices that must be made could be enough to rip them apart for eternity.

PURCHASE LINKS

Amazon USA: http://amzn.to/1mpBaGt
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1dqlIHD
Amazon Canada: http://amzn.to/1djRGF8
Barnes & Noble link: http://bit.ly/1gSMLWs
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1hhwz1O
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21468419-marked-by-hades

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Reese Monroe holds a psychology degree from Southwest Minnesota State University and a master’s degree in Mental Health Therapy from the University of Iowa. Her experience as a former Addictions Therapist and competitive athlete lends to stories about complex heroines and the men who dare to love them.

Growing up in the land of 10,000 lakes and cold, snowy winters, Reese has been known to weave a little of that cool Minnesota climate into her stories, but these days, she much prefers desert living. She resides in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband, and when she’s not busy writing her next trilogy, she can be found pounding the pavement, training for her next endurance event.

Connect with Reese

Twitter (@Rush_Monroe)
Facebook (Facebook.com/LynnRushWrites)
Website: ReeseMonroe.net
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/author/reesemonroe
Goodreads: https://www.amazon.com/author/reesemonroe
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/reesemonroe1/
Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/IBT9H

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Celebrating a New Look Giveaway: Contest Ends Tonight

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CLICK to ENTER GIVEAWAY NOW!!

 

Help me celebrate my new look!

CLICK THE NEW AUTHOR BANNER ABOVE

It has been a long time coming, but I took the plunge and got a facelift — for my website.

I wanted to capture the paranormal genre I love to write and I think it turned out perfectly.

I want to give credit to Taria Reed for doing such an awesome job on the graphics. She is the wonderful artist/photographer that designed Soul Awakened’s cover.  I just pray she gets Soul Unbound’s and Soul Unleashed’s covers too :-)

Also, kisses go out to my husband and webmaster who worked to get the site fully functional and designed all the cool character bio cards. I could have never done this without him!

What better way to celebrate my new look than to give stuff away and have fun in the process!

Extra entries by referring a friend

So many easy ways to win!

PRIZES

Grand Prize – Ebook Gift Set – Soul Reborn & Soul Awakened

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Key to the Cursed Heart Pendant Necklace

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Key to the Cursed Canvas Tote Bag

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Key to the Cursed Water Bottle / Beverage Insulators & Bottle Openers

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New Release Spotlight: The Seer’s Lover by Kat de Falla + Giveaway

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Mainstream Paranormal/Paranormal Romance

Publisher:The Wild Rose Press

 Available on Amazon: ebook and print FREE April 8-12th

Available from The Wild Rose Press in print

World Wide Release Date: June 4th, 2014

 Calise Rowe’s question of who walks among us leads her into an ancient war between seers and demons.

Book Blurb

For years, Calise Rowe has been able to sense unusual energy from people, making her believe she is different.  Pulled into an ancient war raging for centuries between demon hunters and seers, she’s about to find out she’s right. Her search for the truth leads her to Lucas Rojas, a seer of angels and demons who walk the earth shrouded from normal human eyes.  He’s hidden his gift for years and refuses to endanger Calise by sharing it with her. In the sultry Costa Rican Jungles, their worlds collide.  As their passion and desire ignite, so does the ancient war between demons and seers.  Will their combined efforts be enough to save themselves and the entire human world, or will their new found love be their downfall?

Excerpt

 She traced a circle in the sand with her finger.

Why would she disclose her whole existence to someone she’d just met? Someone who talked so little about himself that she found herself talking to fill the void. Saying things she could barely admit in her own head.

His hand covered hers. “I’m lonely, too. Getting to know you this week has been the brightest point in my life and I don’t want you to leave, but I know the only place you’ll be safe is far away from me.”

She swallowed. He had read her mind.

He lay down on his back and closed his eyes. “Cali, you know when you hear a song for the first time and you kind of ingest it? You can’t possibly know right away that it will be one of your favorite songs for the rest of your life. A classic.”

“Yeah.” She hoped he was going somewhere good with this.

“That first listen,” he continued, “you pick up a little of the melody and some lyrics that catch you. But when the song ends, you have to hear it again because you want to memorize all the words and sing along. After you hear it a few times and learn the words inside and out, then you begin to let the melody seep inside you. Next thing you know, you’ve completely digested the song and find yourself humming it while you are doing nothing, like shaving or driving your car. Finally, the song becomes so ingrained it becomes a part of you. Forever. You can recall it and it’s with you whenever you need it. Am I making any sense?”

She nodded, blinking back the tears fighting to fall.

“Cali, I don’t want you to go back because you’re my favorite song.” 

About the Author

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Author Kat de Falla was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she learned to roller skate, ride a banana seat bike, and love Shakespeare thanks to her high school English teacher.

Four years at the UW-Madison wasn’t enough, so she returned to her beloved college town for her Doctor of Pharmacy degree and is happily employed as a retail pharmacist where she fills prescriptions and chats with her patients.

She is married to her soul mate, classical guitarist, Lee de Falla and raising four kids together ala the Brady Bunch.

 Kat’s Links:

Author Website: www.katdefalla.com

Blog: www.quillorpill.blogspot.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/@katdefalla

Facebook:www.facebook.com/authorkatdefalla

(message me to join my street team!)

Additional Information

Visit www.bayafaya.com for FREE music downloads arranged by ningen9 that accompany this book:

  1. Anna’s Dance is a jazzy bossa nova meant to accompany chapter two.
  2. Shane’s Torment is a churning soundscape of despair meant to accompany chapter six.
  3. Cali and Lucas First Dance is a Latin fusion instrumental love song meant to accompany chapter twelve.

As I touch on Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) in this book, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to http://www.iorphan.org

 Purchase Links:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ILXE2NO/ref=docs-os-doi_0

http://www.amzn.com/B00ILXE2NO

Giveaway

 Enter contest HERE

 http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/share-code/ZTZmZjA1MGVmNWYxM2VlMTc0MDNlM2IwOTY2YzgwOjU=/an

 

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Authors After Dark 2014: Join Author Jean Murray in Charlotte

Authors After Dark is coming QUICKLY and OMG this year is going to be INSANE!As always AAD is about the readers, and the amount of awesome we have put together for you this year, you would be INSANE not to attend…. First, our amazing Master of Ceremonies is none other than Alexandra Ivy! She will be doing a cool little event to celebrate your favorite gargoyle, Levet on Friday! Wanna know more? Check out the FB group where Alex will be talking about the awesome that she has going on!

Torquere and authors BA Tortuga and Julia Talbot will be Sponsoring our Welcome event, the Midnight Rodeo… And it looks like We will have some VERY COOL goodies and… Riding… happening… *SNICKER*

How about Parties?

This year we have a special event called the Leather and Lace Ball! Curious? We thought so! Take a ride on the wild side and let your inhibitions fly with five New York Times Bestselling Authors of erotic romance. Cuffs and corsets encouraged.With:J. Kenner, Liliana Hart, Carly Phillips, Janelle Denison, Jasinda Wilder and Lorelei James The ladies will be talking more about this on the FB group starting soon!

New for 2014 is the Paranormal Party! Join over 20 Paranormal authors who will be giving away goodies, some books and hanging out with you to snack and chat! Wanna know what authors are involved? You will have to join the FB group to see!

And of course, we have the amazing Masquerade Ball! This year it’s the SINS AND VIRTUES BALL! Are you a sin or a virtue? Join us for a wild costumed event! Prizes for the best costumes, including a 200$ gift certificate to Lori Ann Costumes! Your Sins and Virtues Sponsors:  Sin Lust Boone BruxOpal Carew Sin Pride BA Tortuga Andrew Grey Sin Envy Stella PriceTJ Michaels Sin Gluttony Desiree Holt Saranna DeWylde Sin Greed Ann Mayburn Heather Long Sin Sloth Lizzie T. LeafJulie Morgan Sin Wrath Stacey Kennedy Marianne Morea Virtue Charity Kerry Adrienne Trista Ann Virtue Chastity Jenn LeBlanc Annabel Jospeh Virtue Humility Milly Taiden Donna McDonald Virtue Kindness CJ EllissonAlexandra Ivy Virtue Temprance J. Kenner Sidney Virtue Diligence Denise Grover Swank Jenna McCormick Virtue Patience Lousia Bacio Kallypso masters.

And if THAT isn’t enough awesome that will be going on… This year we have an amazing off site costumed event… the Ladies on the Green event sponsored by the AAD Anachronistic Society! This will be an hour and a Half on the famous GREEN in Charlotte (a half block from the hotel). It will be a Costumed event (though Costumes are not required they are encouraged!) to celebrate Gothic, Victorian, steampunk dark historical literature! Your hosts will be: Sahara Kelly, Amanda McIntyre, Leanna Renee Hieber, A.L. Davroe and S.A. Price. Prizes and readings will happen, as well as photo ops! And, NEVER forget the Amazing Open bar with Mel Schroeder and friends! They have SO MUCH awesome set up for you just before the Bookies… you do NOT wanna miss that!

Getting excited yet? How about some info on the AWESOME mini events we have going on? Ready?

  • On Wed. Night, Join Sasha White and Joey W. Hill for a wild party and Q&A, Also, the Blind Date Book Party will be open to start your con right! (If you have never done a BDBP, you are MISSING out! You need to attend, Get your blind date book, find the author that wrote it, and hang out with them!)
  • Thursday?  Panels up the wazoo, and the Bookie Awards—– goodies and books to be given out! The hangout with The GNO girls lead by CJ Ellisson and Boone Brux for some crazy fun! And if that wasn’t enough?  Readings and a Blogger Sleepover party as well!
  • Friday? More panels, a games carnival with Nina Gooden and Pals, Name that Author with Cat Johnson, and some other fun surprises!
  • Saturday? A few panels, the Big ass booksigning with 100 authors,  the Cowboy Stampede party, the Readers Mad Tea Party with Hildie McQueen, An after the bookies event with a special publisher sponsor, And Jess Michaels’ Birthday extravaganza!

SEE? SO MUCH AWESOME! All the authors that are involved with parties will be talking about their involvement on the FB group, so join up and get ready to rock.

Oh? You say you’re not registered for AAD yet?

You need to be! All registrants get put in the hat for the welcome party prizes, and these prizes are AMAZING! Breakfast with authors, Booze and Books, side trips to Carrowwinds…. We have a minimum of 90 special prizes…. So… You need to rock this con! And as if this wasn’t enough…. AAD will be giving away something really awesome to registrants….

Wanna know what? How about 5 VIP registrations for THE NOVEL EXPERIENCE 2015 in LAS VEGAS? YES… 5!

And…How about this… If we hit 100 more registrations from TODAY April 10th to June 10th, we will give away 2 AAD registrations for 2015…  2!!!!!  So get registered, get your room and get ready for one HELL of an amazing year with us! JOIN US! WE CANT WAIT TO HANGOUT WITH YOU!AAD REGISTRATION

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Visiting Professor at the Romance University

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The Pen is Mightier than the Sword

I am honored to announce that I am a visiting professor at the Romance University

Tuesday, April 1st

The early bird gets the worm.

I’m sure we have all heard proverbs in one form or another. Little life lessons wrapped in a few short words.

How can we make them work for us in our writing?

Stop by the Romance University and find out.

Maybe mom was right ~ There is no time, like the present.

*****

Also, don’t forget to stop by my website to celebrate my new look and enter to win!

Don't wait, enter to Win GIVEAWAY today!

Don’t wait, enter to Win GIVEAWAY today!

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Celebrating a New Look Giveaway

Facebook Author Page Banner_ New

CLICK to ENTER GIVEAWAY NOW!!

 

Help me celebrate my new look!

CLICK THE NEW AUTHOR BANNER ABOVE

It has been a long time coming, but I took the plunge and got a facelift — for my website.

I wanted to capture the paranormal genre I love to write and I think it turned out perfectly.

I want to give credit to Taria Reed for doing such an awesome job on the graphics. She is the wonderful artist/photographer that designed Soul Awakened’s cover.  I just pray she gets Soul Unbound’s and Soul Unleashed’s covers too :-)

Also, kisses go out to my husband and webmaster who worked to get the site fully functional and designed all the cool character bio cards. I could have never done this without him!

What better way to celebrate my new look than to give stuff away and have fun in the process!

Extra entries by referring a friend

So many easy ways to win!

PRIZES

Grand Prize – Ebook Gift Set – Soul Reborn & Soul Awakened

soulreborn 1600x2400SoulAwakened-200x300

Key to the Cursed Heart Pendant Necklace

key to the cursed necklace 2

Key to the Cursed Canvas Tote Bag

WR ToteBag

Party Supplies

Key to the Cursed Water Bottle / Beverage Insulators & Bottle Openers

Key to the Curse Swag

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Author Open MIC: Welcomes Toni De Palma

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Welcome to AUTHOR OPEN MIC!

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There are many benefits of being published by a small press publisher.  One of the things I am most grateful for is meeting so many talented and supportive authors.  I am always amazed at the camaraderie and friendship that has blossomed from our small authors’ loop.  It is always a joy when I get to highlight my fellow CMP authors and today is one of those days.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Toni De Palma


Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Blog | About.Me  | Amazon

I was born in Brooklyn, New York where I spent my summers dancing in the spray of the johnny pump (fire hydrant) and playing freeze tag and a game called skully or skelly (depending on the block you lived). 

From a very early age I was an observer, an essential skill I believe for writers. On a warm summer night, I loved looking out from my bedroom window. We lived in an apartment, above a candy store and along a busy avenue. I loved watching the people walk by and I often made up stories in my mind of where they were heading off to. There was a payphone on the corner and I loved to eavesdrop on people’s conversations.
In sharp contrast to life in Brooklyn, some of my summers were spent on the Italian island of Ischia. Ischia is the island where my Dad grew up. There I swam, fished, and ate lots of pizza. When I got older I also learned to ride a motorcycle and I fell in love with the Italian language. This helped me appreciate my own language.I’ll make a confession. While I always loved stories and writing, I didn’t think I was smart enough or creative enough to be a writer. So instead of pursuing my dream, I decided to do something else I loved. I studied psychology and then went on to get a Masters in Social Work. This allowed me to become a school social worker, which enabled me to counsel kids and get them the education they needed. I loved my job for a long time, but my old dream of being a writer nagged at me.

She welcomes visitors to her website http://www.tonidepalma.com/

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INTERVIEW

The Devil’s Temptation is the second book in your series.  Tell us a little about the first book, The Devil’s Triangle and how the story and characters transition to the second, The Devil’s Temptation. 

In my first book, Cooper is actually dead, but he gets another chance at life when Lucinda, Lucifer’s sister, makes a deal with him. He can earn his place in Heaven if he goes back to earth and finds Grace. Little does Cooper know that he and Grace share a past. That past involves a battle with Lucifer himself.

*(Spoiler Alert)

By the end of The Devil’s Temptation, Cooper and Grace are a couple again. When I wrote the end on the Devil’s Triangle I knew that Lucifer wouldn’t give up so easily on these two. Also, I started wondering about relationships and how it takes work to keep them from going stale. While finding their way back to each other was the theme of the first book, in The Devil’s Temptation, I explore how hard it is to keep the love light burning.

Tell us about your main characters.  What are their strengths and weaknesses?  What challenges will they face?  Any hang ups the readers would be interested in?

Cooper is my brilliant hero. I absolutely LOVE him, but I’ll be the first one to say that his biggest weakness is himself. He lacks confidence in himself and so therefore doesn’t trust that he is good enough for Grace. When he first meets Stefania, the sexy Italian baroness, he does what any other red blooded boy would do, he falls in lust. But the collision course Cooper puts himself on by flirting with Stefania is really just a test of whether Cooper deserves true love, the kind of love he has with Grace.

While I love Grace, I think she has even more hang ups then Cooper does. Grace has spent the six years in battle with the Devil and trying to hide her pain. For Cooper, she’s sacrificed a lot and there might be a little bit of her that secretly resents what she had to give up in order to save Cooper. Don’t get me wrong, she loves Cooper, but when she goes to Italy and a handsome Italian First Officer starts showing interest in her, it’s hard for her to resist.

Lucifer plays a big role?  What is he after and where will he strike next?

In The Devil’s Temptation, Lucifer is not happy that he was duped out of what he felt was rightfully his. Now he’s seeking revenge.

How do you fight a demon? Special powers, spells…. 

Cooper is just a regular guy. No special powers, just his heart.

This book happens on a yacht.  A dream come true for anyone, except those prone to seasickness.  Are you a seagoing gal or land lover?

I get sea sick and air sick and so does my husband. However, we both love the water and like to look at boats.

What do you are you cooking up next?  Will we see more of Cooper and Grace?  What can readers expect?

I write “around” and so I just finished a contemporary middle grade. I love Cooper and Grace though and am always wondering what they are up to.

Where can readers find you and your books? (links, purchase and social media)

 Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Blog | About.Me  | Amazon

OPEN MIC FAV 5

  • Favorite hero or heroineEleanor from “Eleanor and Park”
  • Favorite authorJohn Steinbec
  • Favorite music to write byIndie
  • Favorite inspirationLife
  • Most memorable momentSo many, too many to list, though I loved bringing my son to Ischia two summers ago. This is the Italian island where The Devil’s Temptation is partially set.
  • Relationship advicePeople change, but before you give up on a person, really assess what you’d be giving up.

 BOOK REVEAL

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Fighting the Devil brought Cooper and Grace together. But without a little evil to spice things up, the everyday life of a normal teenager is pretty dull. A summer job crewing on a billionaire’s yacht in sunny Italy might be just the ticket to rekindle passion. While the setting is perfect, the winding, sinister back streets of Naples are also the perfect playground for a scorned Lucifer to wreak havoc. And if evil doesn’t rip them apart, the sultry billionaire’s daughter and the sexy First Officer might be what it takes to finally destroy Cooper and Grace’s love forever.

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To find out more about Toni and her work, please pay her a visit at any one of the following online hot spots:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Blog | About.Me  | Amazon

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