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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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Contest Alert: YA Paperback Giveaway Extravaganza!

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Hey folks, a fellow CMP author, Heather Topham Wood, is having a huge YA giveaway with six other authors.  It is worth a look!

Click this link:

YA Paperback Giveaway Extravaganza!

Enter for a chance to win one of these amazing books! Giveaway ends February 4 and open to US and Canada. Good luck!

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Wicked Romance wishes you happy holidays!!

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Christmas is my favorite holiday above all others.

From my door to yours, where ever you are in this world, may you find happiness and joy to last you through the year.

Best wishes for love, laughter and cheer.

Your Wicked Romance Host ~  Jean

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Enter to win my “A Little Naughty / A Little Nice” Gift Basket – $40 Value ($25 Amazon GC, Soul Reborn Ebook, Naughty Dark Chocolate)

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Great Buy at $2.99: January Black by Wendy Russo

Hey, YA fans.  A fellow CMP author, Wendy Russo, is having a sale on her book, January Black for a limited time.  She’s not sure how long it will last, so get it now.

As the son of The Hill’s commandant, sixteen-year-old Matty Ducayn is expected to conform to a strict, unspoken code of conduct. Small acts of defiance over years—such as walking on the grass—have earned him a reputation for being unruly. When sarcastic test answers finally get Matty expelled from school, King Hadrian offers him a diploma if he can answer a deceptively simple question.

What was January Black?

The challenge takes Matty, and his girlfriend Iris, beyond The Hill’s walls and tightly controlled media into a gritty world kept in check by riot police. There, the young couple follows a path through old books and clandestine news pages that becomes a collision course with a deadly royal degree.

As he realizes he’s been set up to fail, Matty must make a choice: walk away from the challenge with Iris and his life. Or call the king’s bluff.

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Huge Night Owl Reviews Giveaway – Enter to win my “A little naughty – a little nice” Gift Basket

Win Books and Prizes in the Night Owl Reviews Winter Wonderland Web Hunt
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(Over $40 value)

$25 Amazon Gift Card, Kindle Copy of Soul Reborn, Naughty Dark Chocolate to share under the mistletoe.

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Hi Folks.

Yes, it has been an eon since I last blogged.  What have I been doing?  Finishing up Soul Unbound, Bomani’s story.  Trust me when I say, I missed posting, but I promised myself to focus on my writing, so as not to keep readers waiting.

So, to  celebrate my “coming up for air” post, I’m giving away “A Little Naughty – A Little Nice” Gift basket valued over $40 just for you.  Not to mention over 50 other authors are participating in Night Owl Reviews Giveaway.

“A Little Naughty – A Little Nice” Gift Basket ~ $25 Amazon Gift Card, Kindle Copy of Soul Reborn, Naughty Dark Chocolate to share under the mistletoe.

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Blogger Book Fair ~ July 22 – 26

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Authors and bloggers, representing 417 books!

Wicked Romance will be hosting 5 Romance Authors over the event week.

Join me at 5 sister blogs.

Get ready for some super giveaways.

Spread the word!!!

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CMP’s Summer Lovin Blog Hop: Grand Prize Kindle Paperwhite

cmpbloghop Grand Prize: A Kindle Paperwhite & eBooks (including a copy of Soul Reborn)

1st Prize: A $20 Amazon gift card, and a Swag Pack that contains more eBooks, bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, and more!

PLUS

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Wicked Romance’s giveaway:  Soul Reborn ebook + $10 Amazon GC

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Summer Lovin’ Wicked Romance Style

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To celebrate my most recent release, Soul Awakened, I decided to open my blog spot today to my favorite sisters.  Not my own sisters, whom I love dearly, but the Carrigan sisters from my Key to the Cursed series.

Lilly_Soul RebornLilly, the oldest and caretaker of the three.

Kit_Soul UnleashedKit, the sexy rebel who lives her life on the edge.

Kendra ButterflyAnd, Kendra, sweet, innocent and wicked smart.

Despite their differences, the sisters are loyal to the death, and I mean that literally.  Family has to stand together when death comes knocking.  They just didn’t expect death to come in the form of three sexy Underworld gods. The gods of the Underworld have taken interest in these siblings. Lilly, Kit and Kendra hold the key to their salvation.  But before all the chaos, they spent their lives with sand in their shoes and traveling to distant lands.

So, let’s get to know the girls and find out about their favorite vacations destination.

Jean:  Welcome, ladies.  As you know, the Crescent Moon Press Authors are having a huge blog hop today to celebrate summer.  Do you have a favorite summer vacation?

LillyKitKendra (in unison):  Ocean City, Maryland.

Jean:  Ocean City?  I was expecting something a little more exotic, considering your father, Jonathan, was an Egyptian archeologist. 

Lilly:  After living in a tent at the base of the great pyramids.  We enjoyed something a little more….

Kit:  –Normal.

Kendra:  God, do you remember that beat up old station wagon dad used to pull the camper to the shore.

Jean:  Boy, that sounds familiar.  My family had Big Bertha.  A gigantic gold station wagon with a jump seat in the back.  That was before they had seat belts in the back.

Lilly:  Ours had wood paneling.

Kit:  So styling. NOT! 

(All the sisters laugh)  

Jean:  So, what made your summer vacation so special.

Kendra:  Being with family

Lilly:  Sun and sand.

Kit:  Men!!!

Lilly:  Yes, twins.  Lifeguards, if I remember correctly.

Kendra:  So not fair.  Dad, wouldn’t let me out of his sights.

Kit:  He was afraid I would corrupt you, like I did Lilly.

Lilly:  You didn’t corrupt me. 

Jean:  Sounds like there is a story there.  Care to share?

Lilly:  Not really.

Kit:  She had a huge crush on Derek or was it his brother, Dirk?  Kit shrugged.  It was hard to tell them apart.  Needless to say we both ended up losing our virginity that summer.

Lilly:  Kit!  

Kendra:  You never told me that.  Man, I so missed out.

Lilly:  There was nothing to tell.  Dirk was my summer love.

Kit:  Don’t you mean Derek? 

Lilly:  That happened when I was nineteen.  Isn’t there a statute of limitations on remembering your first love’s name.  Like it really matters now that I’m married to a god.  Hello!

Jean:  What about you, Kendra?

Kendra:  Me?  Nothing as exciting as my sisters.  At least not men.  I loved sitting on the beach with my toes in the sand reading.  I put away my research books in favor of a historical romance novel. 

Jean:  I enjoy paranormal romances, myself.  Kit, you strike me as someone who would like to read supernatural thrillers.

Kit:  I live it.  I don’t have to read about it.  Although, I do enjoy military romances.  There is just something about a guy in a uniform.

Lilly:  Second that. 

Jean:  I think my most memorable moments were our summer vacations to the beach.  Those were the days when you could lay on the sand and just soak in the sun.  Now, I would be chasing kids around all over the place.  Maybe that’s why my beach memories are so special.  It was a time when I didn’t have a care in the world.  It would be nice to give my sons the same memories. 

Lilly:  Yes, those were good times for our family.

Jean:  So what question should we ask our readers today?

Kendra:  We’ve told them about our favorite summer vacation.  How about they tell us theirs. 

Lilly:  What was your favorite vacation? 

Kit:  Or the most memorable summer vacation?

Jean:  Those that leave a comment will be entered to win the Wicked Romance giveaway, plus the CMP’s Grand Prize Kindle Paperwhite giveaway.  Additional entries for the Grand prize can be obtained by clicking on the rafflecopter link below. 

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The prizes go to….

  1. GRAND PRIZE:  Kindle Paperwhite ~ Maria Maltais

  2. Swag pack and $25 Amazon card winner ~  Kristi Chambers

  3. Wicked Romance Giveaway, ebook of Soul Reborn & $10 GC  ~  Elizabeth – Book Addict

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CONTINUE YOUR TRAVELS HERE…

Shawna Romkey Author blog
Constance Phillips, A Writer’s Musings
Katie O’Sullivan
Summer Lovin’ – On Olympus…
Kate’s Blog
Kary Rader
Lindsey R. Loucks
Summer Lovin’, postcards, and maybe bookmarks
Jody A Kessler Summer Lovin’ Mountain Style
Official Website of Maer Wilson
Author Jean Murray ~ Wicked Romance Blog
Summer Lovin’ Heat
Hildie McQueen’s Author Site
Loni Lynne’s Blog Site
Author Avery Olive Blog
Wendy S. Russo
Cindy Young-Turner
Michelle Clay – The Darkside of Romance
the Marvelous Misadventures of Mrs. t
Shannon Eckrich

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Frederick Book Festival, May 18th ~ Featured Author Meg Lacey

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We are in the home stretch for the Frederick Book Festival – Saturday, May 18th from 9am to 6pm.  There over 40 featured authors, which I personally can’t wait to meet – Children’s books, Young Adult, Steampunk, Romance, Paranormal…. the list goes on.  There will be author panels, book signings, kids corner, book seller, food vendors.  ALL DAY FUN!!

And, IT’S FREE to the PUBLIC!

Event Location:

 E-ventplex the Home of the Great Frederick Fair

797 East Patrick Street

Frederick, MD 21075

Event Date: Saturday, May 18, 2013

Event Time: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

If you’re busy on Saturday, stop by Barnes & Noble at the FSK Mall on Friday, May 17, 2013 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Some of our featured authors will be there for a signing.

Let me introduce you to some of the featured authors that will be there Saturday!

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FEATURED AUTHOR 

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MEG LACEY

Over the years, Meg has been an actress, director, producer, creative director, CEO, copywriter, creative dramatics teacher, mime, mom, college instructor, and a school bus driver.  She’s established two creative marketing/media companies, as a V.P. and as CEO, working in all media: network cable programming to corporate initiatives; to video, games and interactive websites. Meg is published with Harlequin, Imajinn Books, Samhain Publishing and now Entangled Publishing. Learn more about Meg and her books on her website or at any online bookstore.  Look for her new books, Something’s Cooking from Entangled Publishing, 8/13; The Sparrow and the Hawk, out now.  The Sparrow and the Vixens Three, 11/13, and Million Dollar Mistake, 9/13.

Website: www.meglacey.com

Email:  meg@meglacey.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/meglaceybooks

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BOOK INFO

Book Released: 9-30-12

The Sparrow and The Hawk, Meg Lacey

Imajinn Books,

www.imajinnbooks.com

ISBN# 978-1-61026-097-8

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Saving the world from evil and chaos is hard, but falling in love is even harder.

 Jillie Harte, the Sparrow, a film maker, is an agent for NAS (Normal, Abnormal, Strange) Agency. She must find The Carmaletta Choker before it destroys the world.

Griff Ryland, aka the Hawk, Jillie’s new cameraman, needs to retrieve the choker. As a shapeshifter, he feels certain of success.  But he doesn’t bargain for a sassy, sexy redhead—and for his urge to settle their differences in bed.

 Read Excerpt:

www.meglacey.com

www.facebook.com/meglaceybooks

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Where am I? Cynthia Woolf’s Blog ~ Soul Reborn GIVEAWAY

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HI Folks!!  I’m over at Cythnia Woolf’s blog today. 

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Share your dream world and enter to win a copy of Soul Reborn.

http://cynthiawoolf.com/blog/an-interview-with-jean-murray/

Jean

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Do you have a Nickname or for someone you know??

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Talking it up this week about Nicknames/Pet names we use for the ones we love @Happily Ever After Thoughts  

Do you have a nickname that has stuck with you over the years.  Then come and share and enter to win a e-copy of Soul Awakened!!

http://www.happilyeverafterthoughts.com/2013/04/guest-author-jean-murray-with-giveaway.html?showComment=1365962104197#c5036016523294538359

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