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Soul Unleashed ~ Release Day & GIVEAWAY

Release Day Blitz

Soul Unleashed by Jean Murray




Kit Carrigan desperately wants to wake from her nightmare of an ancient war raging among gods and demons. Her denial only brings her closer to truth—the end of the world is near. She must secretly use her gift of sight to protect her sisters and prevent a war there is no hope of winning. But, an ancient evil seeks to use her against the ones she loves. Only her protector, the most feared god of the Underworld, can change her fate. Her destiny to destroy everything she ever loved.

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Scorching Author Summer Giveaway: Kindle HD and 30 + author prizes

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In celebration of the Key to the Cursed series release this year I’m joining 30 other authors in an Kindle HD / ebook giveaway.  Just when you thought that was enough, I’m also giving away a signed copy of Soul Reborn, an Inspirational Key necklace (one of Hope) and tote in the spirit of the release of the Key to the Cursed series. Click link below to go to rafflecopter giveaway.

Yes, the entire series will be release this year.  A book every 90 days for the 5 book series. Perfect for Reading/Book Clubs.

Here is the release schedule:

Series Pre-order / Release schedule

Released April 1, 2015

Soul Reborn

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$1.99 – $3.99

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Ready to read more Key to the Cursed Series?

Just click pre-order for the next book!

Soul Awakened

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Pre-order April 1st / Release July 1st

Soul Unbound

Pre-order on July 1st / Release Oct 1st

Soul Unleashed

Pre-order on Oct 1st / Release Jan 1st

Soul Sacrificed

Pre-order on Jan 1st / Release Apr 1st

“Only the strongest love can unlock the souls of the Underworld.”



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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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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!


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


Summer Lovin’ Wicked Romance Style


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. 




CLICK HERE:  Rafflecopter giveaway

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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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CMP’s Summer Lovin’ Blog Hop: Kindle Paperwhite Giveaway

cmpbloghop Crescent Moon Press authors are ready for summer! We’ll be blogging about our summer loves, our romances, and how much we love summer! Have you ever had a summer fling? Do you have a favorite book about summer? What’s on your summer reading list? What are some great beach reads? We’re blogging about all of it!

Visit our blogs below and enter to win some great prizes between June 14 -17.

Grand Prize: A Kindle Paperwhite & some of our eBooks to read on it!

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

Drop by our blogs below between June 14 & 17 and enter the rafflecopter!


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


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.



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Where am I? Over at Highlighted Author…

HA books image-featured buttonHey, folks.  Come join me over at Highlighted Author.  They are featuring my Key to the Cursed Series ~ Soul Reborn & Soul Awakened – both NOR reviewer’s TOP PICKS!!


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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!!


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Sneak Peak Sunday

Take  a sneak peak at my latest release, Soul Awakened, Book 2 Key to the Cursed series.  Make sure you take a look at the various authors and writers who have signed up for this blog hop below.

6 Paragraph Excerpt from Chapter 1, Soul Awakened


A familiar refuge of horror.

Black and desolate like his soul, the darkness draped the landscape of Bakari’s world. His prison for how long? He could gage only by his hunger, an unbearable pain burning through his chest and eating away what little of his soul remained. The darkness consumed everything, but his insanity.

Until now.

The onyx obscurity wavered into shades of grey. Bright sunlight danced and flickered in the barren corners of his mind beyond his reach. Bolts of lightning ripped across his skin and mind and tore at the fine fabric of his consciousness. The sheets of darkness fell like ash and scattered into the cold abyss.

His mind retreated—fearful. He had been tricked before only to suffer at the sadistic hands of his captor. The next arc struck harder and deeper. The white inferno fried what tendrils of his coma remained. In the wake of his agony, the soft caress of a human soul and the scent of sweet honeysuckle penetrated his skin. The very element that fed his power—living energy.

Like water for a dying man, the human’s energy trickled but did not satisfy his ravenous hunger. His chest clenched into a ball of fire, ignited by the minuscule energy he absorbed into his soul.

The vitality extinguished as quickly as it came. Left barren and wanting, rage consumed him. The goddess Kepi would pay for this new level of depravity. To have living nourishment so close, but denied to feed his dark hunger, was a torture like no other.

The walls of his wooden crypt pressed in upon him. He struggled to move an arm or leg, but the spell of his paralysis was unyielding. He screamed but not a word past his lips. In his mind he thrashed against the invisible bonds, willing himself to break free.

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Winners Announced: 3 Goddesses ~ 3 Books ~ 1 BIG Giveaway


With sincere thanks from your gracious hosts,

Jean Murray, Lynn Rush and Sasha Summers!

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~ The grand prize KINDLE PAPERWHITE ~

Winner ~  ANTHONY ACKERLY (thewritepursuit)

Contact Jean Murray by email (murray(dot)jeanm(at)gmail(dot)com within 72 hours to claim your prize


Gods & Hero Winners ~ Encyclopedia Mythologica

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Contact Jean Murray by email (murray(dot)jeanm(at)gmail(dot)com within 72 hours to claim your prize


Gods & Hero Winners ~ Egyptian Themed Tarot Cards

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Contact Jean Murray by email (murray(dot)jeanm(at)gmail(dot)com within 72 hours to claim your prize


Gods & Hero Winners ~ Autographed Copy of Soul Reborn + Wicked Romance Tote

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