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$0.99 Sale: Soul Reborn

Get it for a limited time for $0.99 (retail$3.99)

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THE HUMAN REALM, HIS BATTLEFIELD

 Asar, the Egyptian God of the Underworld, has been tortured and left soulless by a malevolent goddess, relegating him to consume the very thing he was commissioned to protect. Human souls. Now an empty shell of hatred, Asar vows to kill the goddess and anyone involved in her release, but fate crosses his path with a beautiful blonde huntress who has a soul too sweet to ignore.

DEADLY SECRETS BETTER LEFT UNEARTHED

 Lilly, fearless commander of the Nehebkau huntresses, is the only thing standing in the way of the goddess’ undead army unleashing hell on earth. But Lilly has a secret-one she is willing to sell her soul to keep. If the Underworld god discovers her role in the dig that released the goddess, she will lose everything, including his heart.

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Anniversary Celebration ~ Ends Tonight

I’m sorry to see my celebration come to a close, but tonight is the night 😦  Soul Reborn’s sale will cease as of midnight tonight, so if you haven’t gotten your copy yet, now is the time.  This was a one time only sale for this price.  I do have a signed print copy to give away, so leave a comment on any of the posts, and your name will be entered to win.  Links here:

A Year in Review: How it all began…. @Crescent Moon Press

I have a contract. NOW WHAT?

This post, of course 🙂

So I had my contract >  I painstakingly edited my book > Release day arrived >My nail-biting first reviews…

So what comes next in an author’s life you ask, besides the massive amounts of blog promotions, giveaways, interviews etc…  It’s conference TIME!!

Some of you are aware of Authors After Dark.  The fabulous Stella Price started these conferences back in 2009.  The first hosted by Jacquelyn Frank, who amazingly intruded me the paranormal romance genre.  Noah was the first book that swept me away and I haven’t looked back. I attended that conference as a writer/reader and had the wonderful opportunity to meet the author that changed my life.  Truly!  I love the genre so much I started to write it.

What better conference to attend now that I was an author. AAD Philly 2011 —  My first conference as an author: My first panels; My first as a featured author at the Mythos Ball; and My first Book Signing. I was so grateful to meet authors and bloggers that I have an amazing amount of admiration.  Yes, I was able to meet Lara Adrian.  One of my favorite!  Here are some of the pictures from the conference.

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The conference went off without a hitch.  Well, that’s not entirely true.  At the Mythos Ball, I had handed out cute little pink change purses with a key ring.  Each purse had a key or prize inside.  I painstakingly put keys on about 100 purses.  Only one had the magic silver key.  Yes, I promise it was out there, but for the life of everyone– we couldn’t find that key.  We scoured every pink bag in the place and no one came forward to collect their Egyptian Treasure Chest – Kindle, Egyptian Tarot Cards, Print Copy of Soul Reborn.  I came home without a winner, so I reposted the giveaway on my blog and thankfully was able to give my prize to one lucky ADD winner.  Oh, well.  I might just have to try it out again in 2013.

Another lesson I learned this past year is that promotion is just as hard as editing.  It is constant.  If you stop, no one buys your book.  Start promotion before your book is released.  I made the mistake of waiting for that fateful day.  I had to do a lot of catch up in those first few months.  I have met some wonderful people on this journey– bloggers, readers, and fellow authors/writers.  Some that I can honestly call friends even though I’ve never met them in person.

So, now what.  During those months of promotion, I was writing the next book.  Soul Awakened is into the publisher and awaiting edits.  The journey starts all over again and I can’t wait.  I’ve learned from my mistakes, look forward to the new challenges, and will continue to write that “next story.”

Thank you for following my journey and look forward to introducing you to the Key to the Cursed Series:

Soul Reborn

THE HUMAN REALM, HIS BATTLEFIELD

Asar, the Egyptian God of the Underworld, has been tortured and left soulless by a malevolent goddess, relegating him to consume the very thing he was commissioned to protect. Human souls. Now an empty shell of hatred, Asar vows to kill the goddess and anyone involved in her release, but fate crosses his path with a beautiful blonde huntress who has a soul too sweet to ignore.

DEADLY SECRETS BETTER LEFT UNEARTHED

Lilly, fearless commander of the Nehebkau huntresses, is the only thing standing in the way of the goddess’ undead army unleashing hell on earth.  But Lilly has a secret—one she is willing to sell her soul to keep. If the Underworld god discovers her role in the dig that released the goddess, she will lose everything, including his heart.

Soul Awakened

Coming Soon from Crescent Moon Press

LOVE FOR BLOOD OR HONOR

Kendra, a young Egyptian Archeologist and demi-god in waiting, is the key to unlocking Bakari, the Egyptian death god, from his cursed eternal sleep, but by doing so she inadvertently binds herself to him. Her life forever changed, she may have to sacrifice her innocence and possibly her soul to save him before he becomes his family’s worst enemy.

SINS OF THE PAST BECOME SINS OF THE FUTURE

Bakari awakens to a world at war and a woman who has tethered his soul to hers. The god who awakens is not the same after years of torture by his enemies. Kendra is his only hope at salvation, but the question is, does he want it? The only thing standing in his way is Bomani, Legion Commander, who vows to keep him from the one thing he craves—his parvana. His butterfly.

Soul Unleashed  

Coming soon from Crescent Moon Press

FIGHTING FATE HAS CONSEQUENCES

Kit, a Nehebkau huntress, wants nothing to do with her heritage as a god, when it has only caused her suffering and pain. Not to mention her nanny is a foreboding and dangerous God of the Underworld, who tests her conviction.

WHEN CONTROLLING TEMPTATION IS NOT ENOUGH

Kamen has sworn to protect the Mother Goddess’ offspring, but Kit is a handful. Her insistence on thwarting him tests his control. She doesn’t know what she’s playing with— a beast that hungers for her soul. One taste, and her fate is sealed.
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Don’t forget to leave a comment to enter the giveaway and also the SALE ENDS TONIGHT 7/15/12.  

Also, check out my new website:  www.jean-murray.com

Click on the banner to see book trailers!!

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New Release ~ The Problem with Power

The Problem with Power, a debut novel by author Agnes Jayne, is now available!

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Emily VonPeer hopes that she never meets the man of her dreams. For years, she’s been haunted by visions of an unknown lover destined to die in her arms. When her aunt’s death brings her home to her family’s estate in Upstate New York, she meets Nicholas Flynn, an agent of Paladin, an enterprise dedicated to the study and eradication of demons, and the hero of her nighttime fantasies. He arrives on her doorstep seeking answers for a slew of magically-related murders tied to the VonPeer family.

Although his intentions are suspect, Emily follows Nicholas into the investigation, hoping to spare him the fate promised by her premonitions – at least, that’s what she tells herself. When their exchange with a demon goes awry, Emily sustains an injury that threatens to turn her into a monster. Her transformation places her in the crosshairs of sorcerers, senators, and a seductive stranger who promises eternity.

Links:

Amazon (Kindle): http://www.amazon.com/The-Problem-With-Power-ebook/dp/B008BKAUQA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1341517349&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Problem+with+Power

Amazon (Paperback) http://www.amazon.com/Problem-With-Power-Agnes-Jayne/dp/1937254631/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1341517349&sr=8-2&keywords=The+Problem+with+Power

Books-a-Million (Paperback):http://www.booksamillion.com/search?id=5415115920950&query=The+Problem+with+Power+by+Agnes+Jayne&where=All&search.x=0&search.y=0

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SOUL REBORN Anniversary Celebration


How do you best celebrate an amazing journey that you never envisioned you would be on in the first place?

It has been a little over a year since the release of my debut novel, Soul Reborn. I’ve looked back over the last year and a half and remembered all the hurdles I encountered from start to finish. And, most importantly, those days of growth as a writer.

One thing that was unexpected was the amazing amount of support from fellow authors, writers, bloggers and readers.  I am grateful on many levels.

TO CELEBRATE:  My publisher, Crescent Moon Press, has agreed to place Soul Reborn on sale for $0.99 (original price $6.99) at All Romance eBooks for a limited time (July 1-15, 2012)

In the next two weeks, look for additional opportunities to win a print copy of Soul Reborn plus extra goodies.  My Anniversary Blog Hop will start at Crescent Moon Press’ Blog.  More links to follow.

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Winner of the Holiday Blog Hop 2011

   Jennifer Mathis…

Your name was selected by random.org as the winner of the Holiday Blog Hop.  Thank you so much for participating and following my blog.  She will receive 8 ebooks and a $40 gift card.

Winner: You will have ten days (10) to contact us to claim your prize: (lynnrush@cox.net) Failure to contact us within allotted time will forfeit your prize. We can then choose either to re-award the prize to another entrant or not.

On a personal note, I’d like to thank everyone that joined in the fun and shared their most favorite holiday toy.  It brought back so many memories.  I hope you get the toy of your dreams this Christmas Holiday season.

If you’d like another chance to win a copy of Soul Reborn, I’m giving one copy away at the Reading with Bakin Goddesses Blog site. 

Hope to see you again soon.

Jean Murray

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Author Jean Murray ~ Live Excerpt Reading of Soul Reborn

Come join me on Other Worlds of Romance (Blog Talk Radio) with my host Linda Mooney to discuss my novel, Soul Reborn and hear an excerpt reading from the book.

When:  Monday, 17 October at 11pm EST

Where: Linda Mooney’s Radio Blog, Other Worlds of Romance

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/other_worlds_of_romance/2011/10/18/jean-murray-is-my-guest-author-on-october-17th

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Book Launch Tour: Guest Author Kerri Nelson ~ Win Signed Print Copy of Courting Demons

I want to welcome Author Kerri Nelson to Wicked Romance today to celebrate the launching of her new book, Courting Demons, from Jupiter Gardens Press (& Pink Petal Books). Her book releases today and to celebrate she is giving away an author signed print copy of her book to one lucky commenter.  So let’s not delay and get things rolling.

Paisley Barton was already having a bad day before she turned her husband into a rat.

First, she was fired by her boss and then came home to find hubby in the  shower with a naked blonde chick. They say that hell hath no fury like a woman  scorned but this break-up may just unleash hell on Earth when Paisley casts a  spell of vengeance against her philandering husband.

After her spell casting inadvertently opens a portal between dimensions, Paisley finds her family home transformed into a nightly courtroom for settling disputes between demons of the underworld and she’s the judge! If that’s not enough, she’s got to deal with a charming, ancient demon named Camden who wants to be her personal bodyguard while trying to explain her husband’s sudden, mysterious disappearance to sexy police Detective Dalton Briggs.

But Paisley will show them all that an everyday working mom is better equipped than most to deal with the mystical mayhem…and with a tempting demon hottie and a flirtatious young detective vying for her affection, she soon learns that being single again isn’t so bad after all.

“When a wronged wife turns her cheating husband into a rat, you know you have to keep reading! Kerri Nelson offers up a lot of fun and wild magic in Courting Demons!” —Bestselling author Linda Wisdom, Demons
are a Girl’s Best Friend

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Kerri Nelson discovered her love of writing at an early age and soon became a columnist for her local newspaper winning the Outstanding Young Journalist of the Year Award for her efforts.  After a fifteen year career in the legal field, Kerri fulfilled her lifelong dream of publication and is now an award winning multi-published author of nearly every genre under the sun (and moon) and also writes young adult fiction under the penname K.G. Summers.  A true southern belle, she comes complete with a dashing southern gentleman and three adorable children for whom she often bakes many homemade treats. 

 Kerri is an active member of Sisters in Crime and Romance Writers of America as well as numerous chapters including Futuristic Fantasy & Paranormal Writers and her Presidency of Celtic Hearts Romance Writers.

Read more about Kerri’s books at her website:  www.kerrinelson.com

Follow her on Twitter here:  www.twitter.com/kerribookwriter

Visit her industry blog here:  www.thebookboost.blogspot.com

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Please give a warm welcome to Kerri. 

JM:  Let’s start off by meeting my guest author Kerri Nelson.  Kerri tell us a little about yourself and what you write.

KN:  Hi, Jean.  Thanks for having me at your lovely blog today.  I’m just a southern gal with a  houseful of kids and just like the variety of personalities that inhabit my home—I write just about every genre out there.  Although, most of my novels have a legal or law enforcement theme because of my background in Criminal Justice.  Courting Demons is no exception.  It features a regular southern mom who suddenly finds herself as a judge for the underworld of demons!

JM: What drew you to the romance genre?

KN:  I’ve always been a romantic at heart.  I still cry at chick movies.  Heck, sometimes I cry at commercials.  Like the one where the guy proposes to his girlfriend by putting the little charm around the cat’s neck on its collar.  I’m such a sucker for romance—just ask my hubby.  So, it is natural that I’ll always include some romance in my writing.

JM: Are there any other hobbies you enjoy besides writing?

KN:  Yes.  I’m an avid baker.  I love to make dessert creations in my kitchen.  Particularly, I enjoy coming up with unique cake designs.  I once made vampire bunny cupcakes and a gator cake. I love a baking challenge.  In addition to that, I’m addicted to television shows on DVD.  I rarely have time to watch shows during their first run on television. so these commercial free collections are right
up my alley.

JM: You have a new book, Courting Demons, that is releasing today.  Can you tell us about the book and its characters?

KN:  Paisley is a mother of two kids and currently down on her luck when it comes to men.  After her hubby cheats on her, she turns to magic as a remedy for her aching heart. Only then does she find out what real trouble can become when you mix black magic with vengeance…all hell breaks loose…literally.  Soon she’s holding court in her home and working with demons and witches and guardians…it is a virtual smorgasbord of creatures of the night.  She has to learn to be Judge Mom while trying to regain control of her life.  A combination of humor, romance, and pure insanity abounds in Courting Demons.

 JM:  When you envision Paisley, who in the public eye would best represent her characteristics?

KN:  I gave my cover artist an image of actress Jami Gertz (http://jamigertz.org/) as she is who I envision in my mind’s eye starring in the movie version of Courting Demons (in my dreams)!  I think my very talented cover artist, Christine Griffin, did a fabulous job creating her on the cover.

JM:  Without revealing too much, what part of the book did you have the most fun writing and why?

KN:  My favorite parts of the book are the actual court cases that Paisley must preside over throughout the story.  I had a blast coming up with what possible issues demons might have in their world and how a “regular” mom might solve such problems.

JM:  I love the tagline on the front cover. “When you break the laws of magic be prepared to serve the sentence from hell…”  What do you like best about your cover? Did you have any input into its development?

KN:  Thanks, Jean.  I love that tagline too and I appreciate the compliment.  I did work closely with both my cover artist and the publisher on developing this cover.  It was extremely important to me when attempting to capture the essence of this story.  When you have a story that is both humorous and dark fantasy—it is quite a challenge to mix together.  My fave part about this cover is the way the
colors are so rich and warm.  It really draws you in.

JM:  What inspired you to use the State of Georgia for the backdrop of the book?

KN:  Well, as I mentioned above, I’m a southern gal born and bred.  Although, I currently reside in the neighboring state of Alabama, I visit the areas of Georgia mentioned in this book quite often.  This area of the country is beautiful and the history is rich with wicked details.  I couldn’t resist setting it in the south.  After all, isn’t it the perfect place for hot demons?

JM:  Was there a lot of research that went into this book?  Did you create your own Code of Justice for your world?

KN:  There wasn’t really much research on this story.  With my degree in Criminal Justice and my 15 years working in the legal and law enforcement fields, I was pretty up to date on the ways of the law.  But since we are dealing with supernatural court and maintaining the law and order of demons, I mostly used my imagination as my guide here.  I do make reference to some specific Codes of Law within the story.  I’ll leave it up to the readers to see if anyone can figure out why I chose to give them those particular names/numbers.

JM:   Where can readers find out more about you and your book? What formats and locations can they purchase your book?

KN:  You can keep up with all my current mayhem and chaos by following me on Twitter (@kerribookwriter); by following my author blog (www.kerribookwriter.blogspot.com); and by checking my website for updates (www.kerrinelson.com).

My book is available for order in both e-book and print formats through my publisher Jupiter Gardens Press (& Pink Petal Books).  They are offering a free gift with purchase if you get the print version.

Also, the book will also be available pretty much wherever books are sold (from Amazon.com to Barnes & Noble and beyond).  I hope you’ll pick up a copy!

Pre-Order Buy Link (releases on 9/15 and available everywhere books are sold):  http://jupitergardens.com/Kerri-Nelson/

JM:   I noticed on your website, you sponsor A Cure for Diabetes. Can you tell us a little about this charity and why it is so important to you?

KN:  Yes!  I’m a huge advocate for finding a cure for juvenile diabetes.  My 10 year old daughter was diagnosed at the age of 2 with this terrible disease and it is something we face on a daily basis.  A
lot of people consider insulin a cure but I’m here to tell you—Insulin Is NOT a cure.  It is merely a life support system for my daughter and all the other innocent children like her.  There is currently no cure but research is growing and developing new treatments every day.   I hope you’ll all jump on the bandwagon and support efforts for a cure.

JM:   Tell us quickly, what other novels or series you have available? Do you use a pen name?

KN:  Courting Demons is my 17th release!  I have 16 other novels and novellas in every genre from inspirational and young adult (written under pen name K.G. Summers) to erotic and paranormal and much more.  Check out the Books page on my website for a full list of everything currently available.

JM:   Do you have an excerpt/book trailer from Courting Demons you would like to share with readers today?

KN:  Yes, a sneak peak excerpt is available on my publisher’s website and another one will come out on their upcoming Newsletter so be sure to get on the mailing list for that and much more fun stuff.  Here are the links:

Excerpt for Courting Demons: http://www.jupitergardens.com/excerpts/kn_cd.html

Join the Jupiter Gardens Mail List here: http://jupitergardens.com/Subscribe-to-our-newsletter.html

Thanks for having me today, Jean.  Hope to hear from some readers.

©  Kerri Nelson 2011

I want to thank Kerri for visiting Wicked Romance today.  Her book, Courting Demons, is a fabulous read that everyone will enjoy.  Wicked Romance is just one of the stops on her Book Launching Tour.  If you want a chance to win an author signed print copy of Courting Demons today, leave a comment or question.  See rules and more prize opportunities below. 

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Kerri’s Giveaway for the day:

  1. Leave a question or comment for Ms. Nelson on Wicked Romance to be entered to win a signed, print copy of Courting Demons.
  2. Then, enter to win my book tour Grand Prize Kindle by following me on tour and e-mailing me the answers to each question of the day at the end of tour.  The more questions you answer, the more entries you gain.

Question of the Day: 

What is the name of Paisley’s son and what type of new pet does he get?

Details on how to enter to win the GRAND PRIZE Kindle at the end of Ms. Nelson’s  “Dark Days of Demons Tour” are located here:  http://kerribookwriter.blogspot.com/2011/09/courting-demons-blog-tour-win-kindle.html

 

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AAD Conference Pictures & Book Signing

Sorry, it has taken me so long to post these.  Hurricane Irene was nice enough to take our power out for 5-days.  I was able to still run the AAD Missing Winner contest from my phone and Susan was my lucky winner.  Congratulations, Susan.

I want to take an opportunity to thank those of you who placed their tickets in the Crescent Moon Press Author Basket for the Pets Alive auction.  Joanna B. was the winner of that fabulous basket.  It consisted of five  novels (Soul Reborn, by ME, Demon Soul by Christine Ashworth, Magick Charm by Jennifer Wells, Thief of Hope by Cindy Young-Turner , Midnight Bleu by Renee Rearden).  You can click on the picture, which will take you the Crescent Moon Press website to learn more about these great authors.

I had such a wonderful time at AAD.  It was filled with many of my “firsts.”  First panel, first book signing, first corset fitting, first time seeing a guy swallow a sword.  I don’t think I can top that one.  I met some of the bloggers that have graciously allowed me to post on their sites–  JoJo, and Joy from Joyfully Reviewed.  I think the best part was getting to meet new readers, authors and bloggers a like.  We all have a passion for books and a good love story.  Below are just some of the pictures that captured those moments (Book signing and Steampunk Ball).

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Soul Reborn ~ up on RT Website

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Sensuality: SCORCHER

 RT Rating

“Murray’s debut effort is an ambitious undertaking …” review by Karen Sweeny-Justice.

Read more here:  RT Review of Soul Reborn

Can’t wait to get my grubby hands on my RT magazine.  Happy Reading.

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RT Book Review of Soul Reborn ~ 4 star rating

Well, it’s out.  The review I have been sweating just released in September Issue of the Romantic Times (RT) Book Reviews…

4: Compelling. A page-turner

RT gave Soul Reborn 4-stars out of their 41/2 star rating.  RT reviews are some of the most weighted reviews in the romance industry.  I am ecstatic and can’t wait to get my copy of RT in the mail.  I’m dying to find out what they wrote.  Did you receive your RT magazine?  Are you willing to give me a sneak peek of the review?

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