Saturday, October 31, 2009

Unleashed Temptation

One of the Romance Divas has a new release you should check out. It's got shifters!



Unleashed Temptation – Available from Ellora’s Cave

After finding out her boyfriend has been cheating on her with her boss, Carly decides her life needs a makeover. She trades in her winter coat for a bikini and heads south to Miami, Florida. Almost as soon as she arrives, she falls in lust with the sexiest man she’s ever laid eyes on. Too bad he’s her new boss.

Alpha werewolf Nick gave up hope of finding his mate a century ago. When sexy redhead Carly comes to work for him, she disrupts his entire world. Although he desperately wants to come clean about what he is, he keeps running into problems. Like the fact that an ancient enemy has set his sights on Carly. Nick discovers he’ll go to any lengths to keep her safe. Even if it means losing her in the process.


Read excerpt here.

Purchase digital version here.

For more titles from Savannah Stuart, click here.

For a chance to win a copy of Unleashed Temptation, visit Sarai J’s Blog here.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Trick or Treat Tour



No, no trick here, it's all treat for the eyes.

This guy reminds me quite a bit of Dex, my hero, an intergalactic smokejumper in "Firestorm on E'Terra". Rowrrr. Hot, huh? Makes you want to snuggle up and get warm on those cold space runs.

Dex will be available Dec. 7th in "Firestorm on E'Terra" from Liquid Silver Books in Hearts Afire: December along with "This Fire" by Elise Logan and Emily Ryan-Davis.

Today's hottie is brought to you, my special gift, in the LSB Author's Trick or Treat Tour. To enter the contest, all you have to do is a leave a comment on every stop on the tour. The next author is Tielle St. Clare - http://tiellestclare.blogspot.com/

If you're dropping by to see me and haven't started the tour from the beginning, go visit Gem Sivad - http://gemsivad.wordpress.com/blog/, the start of the tour. You don't want to miss this contest, for the eye candy alone! But for incentive, here's the list of wonderful books that will be given to some lucky winners:

Banged Up ~ Jeanne St. James
Afterthought ~ Cat Kane
Bound by Deception ~ Christa Paige
For a Price ~ Olivia Brynn
Iron ~ P.G. Forte
No Recourse ~ Mari Carr
Once Bitten ~ Trina M. Lee
The Challenge ~ Serena Shay
The Extremist ~ Juniper Bell
Wyoming Solace ~ Alanna Coca
Scent of Sin ~ Ella Drake
Wolf's Tender ~ Gem Sivad
Hearts Afire-December ~ Ella Drake, Elise Logan and Emily Ryan Davis (Triple-E)
The Wicked Flame ~ Stephanie Adkins
Battered Not Broken ~ Celia Kyle
Intimate Strangers ~ Gem Sivad
Felicia's Fling ~ Jolie Cain
AND winner's choice of any backlist book from Tielle St. Claire

*** Also, if you'd like to enter a contest to win my newest release, The Forbidden Chamber by Samhain Publishing, all you have to do is sign up for my quarterly newsletter or join my newslist (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/elladrake/). I'll pick someone from those two groups to win a copy of the ebook on Nov 13th. ***

Don't forget to comment to enter the blog tour contest.
Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Random twiterations

I completely lost track of my days this week in the midst of doing blog visits and yahoo group madness. (check the calendar to the right) This Thursday snuck up on me. So, commiserating with me on twitter @Elise_Logan suggested I do 13 random tweets. Sounded good to me. We'll see if they sound good to you. Here goes. *background note: a squirrel got in my attic this week*
13 tweets from the mind of @Lori_Ella in the past two days:
  1. @Lori_Ella: And I just realized the sleep shirt I put on is on backwards.

  2. @Lori_Ella: @moirarogersbree You keep teasing me with my favorite keywords. peanut butter, Firefly, and postapocalyptic. Stop it! I'm trying to work!

  3. @Lori_Ella: @RowanLarke the getting everyone sorted never really happens for me. It's more like I'm the ringleader of the circus.
  4. @RowanLarke: @Lori_Ella I bow to your ringleaderyness. I feel more like the guy who holds the clown car door open. ;)

  5. @mberthier: I still need a Halloween costume.. *sigh*
  6. @Lori_Ella: @mberthier I thought about going as an exclamation point. white sheet, big black exclamation point. Easy to make

  7. @Lori_Ella: Droid! *want* RT @boygeniusreport: Motorola Droid and HTC Droid Eris launching November 6th on Verizon http://bit.ly/3cEU2X

  8. @Lori_Ella: Seriously? Someone stole our ladder, from our backyard. They had to have truck to do that. WTF? and how can I fight the squirrel w/o it?
  9. @LeeBross: @Lori_Ella Maybe the squirrels hid it? They are plotting out their revenge. You might want to lock the doors and windows!!

  10. @Lori_Ella: This is getting ridiculous. UPS man came and knocked on door. I thought it was the squirrel. *shakes head*
  11. @RFLong: @Lori_Ella I may be missing something here but do you commonly have problem with squirrels knocking on the door???
  12. @Lori_Ella: @RFLong Not knocking, but they try to get in the windows/doors and hang on the screens.
  13. @RFLong: @Lori_Ella Awesome. Burglar squirrels!


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Forbidden Chamber Releases!

Today marks the e-book release of The Forbidden Chamber, my first novel, from Samhain Publishing. I'm very excited about this historical paranormal because, lets face it, there's nothing more intriguing than writing about curses, dark heroes, and spooky manors along with white gloves, stays, and coiffures.

A wonderful review of Chamber written by Emily Ryan-Davis is posted over on Scorched Sheets. You should check it out because it is awesome and made me weepy.

Today I'm a guest on Leah Braemel's blog. Leah is a fellow Samhain author who was gracious enough to let me play on my release day. Come on over and comment for a chance to win Chamber.

Also, one person from my newsletter list will be picked to receive a copy of Chamber. If you're not already subscribed, come join my quarterly newsletter. Winner will be announced on November's Friday the 13th. Seems appropriate, no?

If you read The Forbidden Chamber and enjoy it, drop me a line, and don't forget to check back in November when a followup short free read, Grounded, will be posted at the Samhellion. The print version of Chamber is expected summer 2010.
Get The Forbidden Chamber, today, available from Samhain at MBaM.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Space-D

Excerpt Monday LogoWelcome to the special Halloween Full Reads for Excerpt Monday. This month, in addition to our typical excerpt week, we're having a week of full stories written by several fabulous EM writers.
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This is an Excerpt Monday, Full Read for Halloween.
Space-D. A Daphne Adventure: Space Worms Gone Wild

I wrote this story on a little nudge to write something without romance. The resulting story is on my website, here.
Also available for download in pdf -- mobi -- lit.
Please leave a comment and tell me:
Where you think Daphne is headed next?


Links to other Halloween Free Reads
Note: I have not personally screened these excerpts. Please heed the ratings and be aware that the links may contain material that is not typical of my site.
CORN MAZE Middle Grade Ghost Story by Debbie Mumford (PG13)
DEMON SCARE Light Paranormal by Megan S (PG13)
TRICK OR TREAT, SLAP A CREEP Young Adult contemporary by Kendal Ashby (R)
TRIPPING THROUGH TIME: A HALLOWEEN EDITION Paranormal by Alexia Reed (R)
PHENOMENAL WOMAN Erotic Romance Urban Fantasy by Zora Stout (R)
DEMON WINS THE ANGEL Paranormal by Carly Carson (NC17)
SPACE-D Sci-Fi Comedy Horror by Ella Drake (NC17)
MOTHER’S LITTLE HELPER Dark Fantasy by J.W. Hankins (NC17)
TYL DARK Futuristic by Elise Logan (NC17)

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Girl in the Mansion

I confess. I wrote a Gothic Romance. And I love it. When you ask many a romance fan to list their favorite books, a few quintessential Gothics usually appear such as Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. I ask you, where have all the Gothics gone?

The Modern Gothic Romance had a wildly successful resurgence in the 60s and 70s with best selling authors such as Victoria Holt and Phyllis Whitney. In some sense, when broken down, their basic structure replicates those that had come before, such as Jane Eyre & Rebecca. If you take a close look, you can find that all of these Gothics have a certain unapologetic formula:
  1. There is a house (spooky or haunted).
  2. The young, usually orphaned, heroine is an innocent.
  3. Heroine has a negative female influence in her background (mother, step-mother, aunt).
  4. Enter the older ubermale who heroine is incredibly attracted to.
  5. The ubermale's motives are unknown, and he either loves/hates her or is trying to kill her.
  6. The presence of another woman enters the picture.
  7. The other woman is insane or promiscuous (or both).
  8. There is a young girl (or some other young charge/relative) who must come to trust the heroine.
  9. There's a terrible family secret behind ubermale.
  10. The plot thickens.
  11. People die, the storms roll in, heroine is nearly killed.
  12. Secret is revealed to heroine but usually through no action of her own.
  13. The mystery is resolved as some immoral crime, or simply the immorality of the obviously over-sexed, evil temptress, other woman.
(Much of this list was compiled from the incredibly entertaining and surprisingly academic paper "Somebody's Trying to Kill Me and I Think It's My Husband: The Modern Gothic" by Joanna Russ, Journal of Popular Culture, 6.4: 666-691.)
If the Gothic Romance is so formulaic why then, write a gothic romance? This quote by Caesarea Abartis sums it up nicely:
After a trial by danger there will be a husband, and often wealth. Historically, the
Gothic novel was a way of purging horror and fear, a way of explicating and integrating the supernatural and irrational. In more recent Gothic novels the central character is female and love becomes a major interest: love solves the mystery and love is the reward for the heroine. ('The Ugly-Pretty, Dull-Bright, Weak-Strong Girl in the Gothic Mansion', Journal of Popular Culture, 13.2: 257-63.)
Cinderella gets her Prince Charming. Jane gets her Rochester. They have lots of money.
Paranormal Romances are sometimes considered an offshoot of Gothic. You have the suspense, the supernatural, all in a package that's safe and ends with love.
So, next week, I'll look at why I wrote a Gothic a bit further (and I broke some rules, diverged from formula). Until then, do you think formula is too constricting, or is it a comfortable lap blanket? Is it boring, cliche, predictable?
Read a Gothic lately?

The Forbidden Chamber releases from Samhain Publishing October 27th. A historical paranormal, gothic, set in a cursed house with an innocent young heroine with a not-so wonderful mother, an ubermale, a promiscuous other woman, the plot thickens, etc.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Satin Spar by Kim Knox

Kim's been a busy author & that makes me a happy reader. She had another Samhain release this week that I'll be adding to my to-be-read e-book list.


A prehensile tail has its advantages…

Scar’s marbled skin and stunted tail aren’t all that make her stand out. Her Caraniae DNA has a strange effect on the male of the species, which makes her career as a pilot perfect. The less interaction she has with people—with men—the better. She won’t risk her wayward pheromones bonding her forever to one man.

Then there’s her boss’s new bodyguard, Anthony Tyler. The pure-human is tight-lipped about his sketchy past. He also seems determined to work her prehensile tail off.

Once imprisoned and drummed out of the Corps for conduct unbecoming, Tyler is intrigued with his ship’s unheard-of, human-Caraniae hybrid. He spent his career fighting her kind, but when a message from home throws Scar into a tailspin, he finds himself drawn to help her in any way he can. Even if it means risking life and limb to help her sweat out her anger.

Their sparring session turns into something else. Something wildly sexual. Something so wrong as to be suicidal—if Scar’s father discovers she’s bonded with anyone other than the husband he’s forcing her to marry…

Warning: This book contains violence, nekkid wrestling and hot, alien-human naughtiness.


The book link is here

And you can read a short excerpt here

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

New cover for Firestorm on E'Terra

Hearts Afire

New cover for Firestorm on E'Terra, my Science Fiction Romance novella, release date of December 7th from Liquid Silver Books. Also includes a co-authored story, This Fire, by Elise Logan & Emily Ryan-Davis. Very excited to be in the anthology with these talented authors.
More to come, but until then, you can keep up with news for this anthology in the Liquid Silver Forum.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Author Central

In preparation for the digital release for the Forbidden Chamber from Samhain Publishing on October 27th, I've started an Author Central page at Amazon. Come check it out.

Coming soon, a Goodreads release event.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Blog Action Day 2009

  1. Today is Blog Action Day, first held in 2007. BAD organizes bloggers to write about a particular cause every year on October 15.
  2. This year, more than 7,000 bloggers around the world have signed up to blog about Climate Change.
  3. Climate Change itself is a non-political concept. Just think of volcanic eruptions and the impact from the ash in the air. Large eruptions can cause a planet-wide cooling for several years.
  4. The term Climate Change has been co-opted into political debate regarding environmental policy, but I'm not going there.
  5. I have an interest in the idea of humanity's stewardship of the planet from a pure plot bunny perspective.
  6. A plot bunny is an idea that runs away from you and multiplies until it cannot be denied and you must write it. Really, its an obsessive little critter. It usually strikes when you're working on something else.
  7. Post-Apocalyptic movies and books frequently involve Climate Change. Perfect example: Road Warrior & its desert wasteland.
  8. From a story perspective, Climate Change in the extreme, a planet-wide extinction level event, could happen from man-made environmental policies, war, asteroid impact, volcanic eruption, or alien attack. (hey, we're talking fiction, here)
  9. I don't think this is what BAD meant when they asked for people to take action and blog about Climate Change. But since I have this plot bunny, all I can think about is post-apocalyptic romance. Yep. I'm going there. I'm writing one. It's the new black.
  10. Well, I do have serious thoughts on the subject. Several of my stories involve environmental concerns. In Wolf-Bitten, the werewolves are allergic to all petroleum products (including gasoline) and live in a commune in the wilderness.
  11. In Scent of Cin, global warming has created a rift in a barrier over Earth, allowing demons/hellions to come through on the summer solstice.
  12. Firestorm on E'Terra (upcoming release) involves a mishap when humans fail to create a livable atmosphere on a planet (terraforming).
  13. If I stretch here, I can even say that The Forbidden Chamber involves a kind of climate change when the evil of a setting creates darkness. The weather is dreary, overcast, until the evil is banished. Then the fog lifts.
How's that for Climate Change?

Monday, October 12, 2009

Forbidden Chamber Excerpt

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This is an excerpt from The Forbidden Chamber, to be released from Samhain Publishing October 27th. Chamber crosses several genres from twisted fairy tale, to historical paranormal, to paranormal romance, to Gothic. The story features a shape shifting Raven family, a curse, an innocent young miss, and a mysterious alpha.
For more, check my Samhain author page.

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England, 1823

The wife-murderer whirled Isabel Colven around the crowded ballroom while hundreds of candles blazed from sconces on the smoky amber walls. Lord Hayle’s eyes, dark and mysterious, glinted with an emotion she could not name. Was it desire? Was it desire for her body or for her death in his bed—though he would have neither? Despite the cloying heat in the room from the pressed bodies twirling in mindless abandon, she shivered.

Lord Hayle clasped her against him and grinned down at her. The cream satin gown with a sheer layer of soft organdy provided no protection from his long, hard frame. “Are you frightened, little bird?”

Isabel’s eyes widened. His voice burrowed into her soul to curl into a ball, lodging there to stoke a fire. Unfamiliar warmth expanded in her stomach and buffeted against her previously unassailable defenses. The resonance beckoned the eighteen year old, and she inched closer to whisper her reply, intrigued despite the tales of his past.

“Yes. Pardon, no, of course not.” The breathiness was new to her, as well as the flutter of her heart. Scarcely able to reach his broad shoulders, her white-gloved hands trembled.

“Do not believe the rumors you hear, dove.” The crisp black tailcoat outlined his masculine form and lent him a civility she wasn’t certain he owned. “Your mother would not have brought you or your sisters if you were in mortal danger from me.”

She doubted the assurance but kept that to herself. Even if she were not in danger of bodily harm, his chiseled features and handsome visage threatened her maiden’s virtue. She’d never wanted to touch a man’s face before or to run her palms over the bristly stubble and brush back the silky lengths of hair falling across his charcoal brows. Long enough to curl at the ends, the thick strands invited her fingers to smooth and tunnel through and cling.

“Why did you ask me to dance? My sisters are older. They have the entrée into society.”

“You do not?”

His eyes mocked her. He thought her naïve. Yet, how could he know that her mother had delayed her coming-out for no other reason than oversight? Lady Colven disregarded the duty but still brought her along to functions when it suited her purpose.

“I have not had my debut, but you requested Mother bring us all. Or perhaps there has been a mistake?”

“No mistake.”

The small window of hope slammed shut in her face, but she tried again. “I do not understand why you asked for my attendance.”

“It is no matter.”

His cryptic remark silenced her. Her heart thudded with fear and the irrational desire that had slipped her bonds. Flustered and unsettled since her mother had received the invitation, Isabel held her heightened anxiety in check by a bare thread.

Late to the week-long event, Isabel’s trepidation had turned to dread when they’d left the lushness of Cornwall and crossed into the fog enshrouded lands of Hayle. The manor rose from the stark hills and struggled against the mist clinging to the stone spires and arches. Dark birds dotted the window ledges. Her family carriage had swept past the ornate gates. The drive curved to the grand, wide steps made of dark stone. Once there, they took no time to rest, but rushed into their finery in time for the beginning dance.

Shocked when Lord Hayle had chosen her for the first dance at his house party, and, at that, a forbidden waltz, Isabel had hoped he would pick a woman outside her family or, if not, one of her sisters. Shameful to wish them to be on the chopping block, but she dreaded being his chosen. That was their purpose here, to be displayed, lambs to sacrifice.

“More’s the pity,” he mumbled.

“What do you mean, sir?” Isabel hid her confusion and masked her expression. The few men she knew overlooked her. Happy to be quiet in the corner while fops chose her unreserved, worldly sisters, Isabel remained content on the edges of social gatherings at her brother’s estate.

With mysterious midnight eyes the same color as his too-long hair that swept the top of his white shirt collar and cravat, Lord Hayle kept his silence and led her through the dance. His muscular physique held lethal grace, fluid in his movements to the waltz.

The music throbbed through her, and her pulse kept time with the dizzying pace. The red lure of his quirked lips became her focal point. This, the only warmth to be found in his face, attracted her like a magnet for her scattered senses. She watched his mouth form the words.

“You are beautiful. Innocent, are you not? Would you mind your husband? Be faithful to him and his commands?”

The question had the taste of an order, from husband to wife, as if he owned her already. Almost as afraid of her wayward ardor as the rumors that he’d killed his first two wives, she craved his nearness to a fathomless depth.

“I would, sir.”

He smiled at her, and she found herself staring at his mouth again when his lips moved forward ever so slightly and parted. His tongue flicked over his full bottom lip, and butterflies tumbled through her stomach.

Isabel’s mind whirled and her world skewed, but whether from the dancing or her attraction to the dangerous man, she could not determine. At once enjoying herself while suspecting he had some secret power over her or wove a spell to bind her, she abandoned herself to the tumult.

The dance ended all too soon...

***
For a chance to win The Forbidden Chamber, come join Raven 5th Annual Scavenger Hunt. The ebook is one of over twenty prizes.

Links to other Excerpt Monday writers
Note: I have not personally screened these excerpts. Please heed the ratings and be aware that the links may contain material that is not typical of my site.

Jamie Babette, Fantasy Romance (PG13)
M.G. Buehrlen, YA Fantasy (PG13)
AJ Chase, Paranormal Romcom (PG13)
Stephanie Draven, Paranormal Romance (PG13)
Heather S. Ingemar, YA (PG 13)
Cynthia Justlin, Romantic Suspense (PG13)
Kaige, Historical Romance (PG13)
Julia Knight, Fantasy Romance (PG 13)
Nadia Lee, Paranormal Romance (PG13)
Jeannie Lin, Historical Romance (PG13)
R.F Long, Paranormal Romance (PG13)
Shawntelle Madison, Paranormal Romance (PG13)
Christa McHugh, Paranormal Romance (PG13)
Debbie Mumford, Fantasy Romance (PG13)
Bria Quinlan, Rom Com (PG13)
Megan S, Paranormal Romance (PG13)
Dara Sorensen, Historical Fiction (PG13)


Melissa Aires, Futuristic Romance (R)
Kendal Ashby, Contemporary, (R)
KB Alan, Contemporary Erotic Romance (R)
Carly Carson, Contemporary (R)
Cate Hart, YA (R)
Felicia Holt, Contemporary Romance (R)
Ali Katz, Historical Erotic Romance (R)
Inez Kelley, Contemporary Romance (R)
Annie Nicholas, Paranormal Romance (R)
Christa Paige, Paranormal (R)
Mary Quast, Contemporary Romance (R)
Alexia Reed, Paranormal Romance (R)


Sara Brookes, Erotic Paranormal Romance (NC17)
Ella Drake, Historic Paranormal Romance (NC17)
Angeleque Ford, Dark Urban Fantasy (NC17)
J. W. Hankins, Dark Fantasy (NC17)
Kim Knox, Erotic Romance (NC17)
Elise Logan, Contemporary with Paranormal Elements (NC17)
Dawn Montgomery, Paranormal Erotic Romance (NC17)
Kirsten Saell, Erotic Fairy Tale Romance (NC17)
Bryl R Tyne, Erotic Sci Fi m/m, (NC17)


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Thursday, October 8, 2009

1823 England


For my upcoming release, The Forbidden Chamber, as well as for a Samhain November free-read followup story, I've uncovered a few interesting tidbits while researching England and Scotland in the year 1823. Why 1823? Well, when I decided what time period to set Chamber, I was drawn to the idea of the diorama which depicted many Gothic settings in its heyday.
  1. In 1823, Daguerre opened the first diorama in London's Regent's Park.
  2. In the same year, "Ruins of Holyrood Chapel," a Gothic diorama by Daguerre, opened in Edinburgh. (pictured above)
  3. A diorama was a large theater with landscape paintings, illusions, and tricks to thrill the audiences.
  4. The modern kerosene lamp was created in 1853 by polish inventor Ignacy Łukasiewicz, which is too late for my stories, so I stayed with candles and sconces.
  5. The Regency period is so called because the Prince Regent ruled England when his father, King George III was deemed incompetent in 1811. The period is said to end in 1820 when King George IV came into power. It is sometimes described as extending through George IV and William IV until Queen Victoria came into power in 1837.
  6. King George IV was known for his decadence and his affairs. His preoccupation with epicurean pursuits helped bring about the fashions of the Regency period.
  7. Shockingly, William IV was not known to have had affairs during his nearly 20-year marriage to Queen Adelaide. He did however, before his marriage, live for 20 years with the actress known as Mrs. Jordan. They had 10 children.
  8. White gloves were a sign of status since they soiled so easily.
  9. The high-waisted fashions of the Regency period (Empire waisted gowns) didn't require the classic corset to slim the waistline. Shorter corsets, called "stays" were used.
  10. King George IV was known to have a corset that measured fifty inches.
  11. The Redingote was a mix between a riding coat and a cloak, worn open to reveal the dress underneath. I just like the name Redingote. Neat, isn't it?
  12. The Romantic movement in the arts was in full swing in 1823, which brought many of the Gothic novels which helped inspire Chamber.
  13. Generally claimed as the first Gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole was published in 1764. "The Vampyre" by John William Polidori was first published in 1819. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, first published anonymously in in 1818, then under her name in 1831.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Monday, October 5, 2009

Raven 5th Annual Scavenger Hunt


My upcoming release, The Forbidden Chamber (ebook), is a contest prize in the Raven 5th Annual Scavenger Hunt. Come Play! Contest Open Month of October 2009

HOW TO ENTER

1. Contest open to 18 years and older!

2. Search the author’s websites at the links provided and answer ALL 27 Questions.

3. Send ALL Answers, Name, Email and Mailing Address to

EMAIL: michelle_pillow AT yahoo.com

SUBJECT: Raven Hunt 2009

PRIZES*

Autographed book Dragons Prefer Blondes by Candace Havens

E-book Ambient Light by Mandy M Roth

Print book Red Light Specialists by Michelle M Pillow & Mandy M Roth (for Raven Happy Hour)

E-book from N.J. Walters’ backlist (winner's choice)

E-book from Bianca D’Arc’s backlist (winner's choice)

E-book from Candice Gilmer’s currently available backlist (winner's choice)

Belong to the Night by Cynthia Eden (print paranormal romance anthology)

Tea for Two by Shelley Munro (print)

November ebook from Cobblestone - THE DEMON NEXT DOOR: ALI by Kate Austin

Forbidden: The Sacrifice (eBook copy) by Samantha Sommersby

Autographed print book from Shiloh Walker’s Backlist

E-book Divinity Warriors 1: Lilith Enraptured by Michelle M. Pillow

Mayan Secrets by Ciar Cullen (print US or Canada), ebook otherwise

E-book of Obsession (romantic suspense) by Sharon Cullen

Selkie Island by Jorrie Spencer

Autographed copy of Tempting Turquoise (print) by Amy Ruttan

Autographed copy of Hard Candy by Amanda Young

Adrienne (print) by D. Renee Bagby

Heart of the Volcano, ebook by Imogen Howson

E-book copy of Private Property by Leah Braemel

Furry, Fluffy & Wild (ebook anthology) by Nina Pierce

Venus In Blue Jeans (print) by Meg Benjamin

E-book copy of Lay Me Down in pfd format by Taige Crenshaw

The Forbidden Chamber (ebook) by Ella Drake

The Ghost Exterminator: A Love Story (ebook) by Vivi Andrews

Angelic Avenger (ebook) by Kaye Chambers

SPECIAL THANKS TO

CONTEST QUESTIONS at the Raven Halloween Hunt home page.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Scent of Cin Now Available



Scent of Cin, an erotic paranormal romance short story, now available from Cobblestone Press.

Half-demon Vedo resurrects the newly-dead Cinnamon Murphy, detective, bane of the Hellions — and all woman. Vedo needs her to find his son, product of a forced union with a powerful demoness, but Vedo gets more than he bargains for. Once Cin is no longer a shade, her scent becomes a lure his Nephilim nature can’t resist. Cin finds that being raised from the dead gives her uncontrollable cravings for heat, especially for the hot man who needs her help, a man she’s sworn to kill.

Scent of Cin is the 2008 novella winner of the Stroke of Midnight Contest, sponsored by Passionate Ink.

Available for purchase at Cobblestone Press.

Ruthless Beauty by Kim Knox

Another Kim Knox release! If you've noticed that I've blogged her releases several times over the last few months, then yes, I'll admit, I'm a girly fan. Her stories are great fun. So, check it out.
ruthlessbeauty



Ruthless Beauty by Kim Knox

Rachel Sutherland loves control—her job, her life and the men who pass fleetingly through. Yet she aches for someone who doesn’t care about who she is, who would take her for his pleasure and hers. Shame that man is only a fantasy.

Jareth is a fae, bound to the mortal realm by a curse, and he needs Rachel. His curse has always meant a woman’s pleasure must come before his own, but to break his curse he must force a woman to submit to his needs. Rachel is that special woman, one found after centuries of searching.

Now Jareth forces her to find pleasure in ways Rachel never thought she could. A pleasure that could prove more dangerous than she ever believed possible.

Reader Advisory: Is deliciously wicked forced seduction your fantasy? Then prepare to sizzle as a sinfully handsome fae works his sensual magic in Ruthless Beauty.

Read an excerpt here

You can buy it here

Thursday, October 1, 2009

13 signs your boyfriend might be a half-demon

Inspired by Vedo, from my October Cobblestone release, Scent of Cin.
13 signs your boyfriend might be a half-demon.
  1. He won't tell you his whole name because it gives you too much power over him.
  2. He sets off the emergency sprinkler system when you make out.
  3. He's hotter than a hellion on a hot tin roof.
  4. Leather. Need I say more?
  5. He drives a smokin' car.
  6. ...and he's hell on wheels.
  7. His daddy is just plain evil.
  8. He wants you, body and soul, baby.
  9. The demon queen has a crush on him.
  10. ... and she wants to crush you into itty bitty bits.
  11. He loves the heat & humidity in South Florida.
  12. When he accidentally gets you killed, he has no problem bringing you back from the dead.
  13. He performs a scary blood ritual on you.