Monday, October 27, 2014

The Snarkology Halloween Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the second annual Snarkology Halloween Blog Hop! I have something special for all you trick-or-treaters this year... 

Have you ever listened to a song and wondered what happened before the song came about? Well, you're in luck because I wrote a little flash fiction bit as my version of what came before one of my favorite Halloween songs, Monster Mash.

My prelude to Monster Mash:

No one enjoyed Halloween as much as Dara. In fact, the last few years, she barely saw any of her friends around All Hallows Eve. This year, she decided it would be different.
She dressed in her favorite blue dress, the one with the black lace and the tight bodice that pushed her breasts together enough to create cleavage. She felt sexy and persuasive when she gathered the dozens of black roses she’d been nurturing for months. Placing them in the basket which hung from her broom, she paused long enough for her talking black cat, Midnight, to situate himself on the stiff brown bristles. Anxious and excited, she mounted her wooden steed, then departed, flying into the evening to begin her mission.
At sunset, Dracula opened the door to his castle. The gorgeous undead man stretched and yawned, but once his eyes fell upon her cleavage, his cheek rose and revealed one sharp fang. “Good evening, Dara. Is it October 30th again already?”
“Yes, it is.” She gripped his cold hand in both of hers and shook it as she spoke. “And I want to make this the best Halloween ever so I’m throwing a party at Dr. Frankenstein’s place tomorrow night. It starts at 7:00, just after sunset.”
Head shaking, Dracula retracted his hand. “Every year you ask, and every year I tell you the same thing. I’m simply too busy on All Hallows Eve to attend a party. I have children to scare from one end of Transylvania to the other. You know Halloween is my busiest night. I have a responsibility. Like Kris Kringle,” he added, turning up a smirk, “but perhaps a bit bloodier.”
“That’s too bad.” She handed him a black rose anyway and watched him inhale its unique scent. Pride filled her with a smile. “Your son’s invited too. Don’t forget, it’s at 7:00 sharp.” Without waiting for his response, she once again hopped onto her broom.
Dracula cast a glance at his brick ceiling and sighed. “I said I won’t be there, Dara. I have plans.”
She nodded her acknowledgement with a frown. “Okay.”
On her trusty broom, she continued her quest. She flew to every corner of Transylvania, delivering a rose and a party invitation to every monster she knew. Each short visit went exactly the same as the one with Dracula. Everyone was too busy to attend her party.
Midnight followed her all evening, shaking his head after each encounter. He didn’t say anything until the next day, a quarter of an hour before the scheduled party.
Jumping onto the table where she was preparing the punch at Dr. Frankenstein’s place, he meowed a sad tone. “I’m sorry no one can make it to your party, Dara.”
She raised her right shoulder, undeterred by the rejections. “I booked the band last week. We can’t have a party without music.”
Midnight slapped his front paws onto his head. “Why are you bothering? Everyone is busy.”
“Get down.” She pushed him off the table with a huff, making him land on his feet with a thunk. “Not even monsters like to drink cat hair.”
From the hard floor, Midnight licked his sore ego and again shook his head. “They’re grownups now. They don’t have time to play and enjoy the holidays anymore.”
Dara smiled and picked up the last of her precious black roses, the ones she’d nurtured with love and care and a dancing spell that would take effect at 7 pm on All Hallows Eve. Every monster who had smelled one of the roses would have an uncontrollable urge to dance and join her party.
It would be the best Halloween ever!
“Even if you’re a grown up, sometimes you have to stop…” She inhaled the rose’s scent. “…and dance.”

She nodded to the band to start playing. “Wait for it…”

I hope you enjoyed my post. Halloween is my favorite holiday, and this year it's even more special to me. Why? 

Because the Wanted: Vampire Trilogy is complete just in time for Halloween. It's got new covers and new lower prices too! 

Check them out along with my giveaway for an autographed set!

Excerpt & Book trailer for Book 1 - HERE.
Excerpt & Book trailer for Book 2 - HERE.
Excerpt for Book 3 - HERE.

For my blog hop giveaway, I have two! 

First: Everyone can download my short paranormal romance story for FREE most places. (Sorry, It's not free on Amazon YET) Check that out and get the download links HERE.

Second: I'm giving away the FIRST autographed paperback copy! To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment about this post or my books with the word "vampire" in it. Don't forget your email so I can contact you if you're the winner!

Enter to win the grand prize and visit the other blogs on the hop for more chances to win too!

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Hexed Release Day Blast

Hexed Everything and everyone has an expiration date, including Gwen Sparks. When Dorian, the Angel of Death, saved her, he did more than bend the rules: he shattered them.

When Gwen’s memories are stolen, the balance of life and death shifts, and magic goes on the fritz. Dorian realizes that even the angel of Death must face consequences for his mistakes. Everything and everyone has an expiration date, and time is running out for Gwen. If they don’t find a solution, Gwen’s borrowed time will come to an end, and Dorian will lose the woman he risked everything for.

Both will have to make a life-changing decision. Dorian’s choice will result in either altering his very existence or losing Gwen forever. Gwen will risk everything to right Dorian’s wrong, and her decision may just result in her death.

This book includes an Aiden Blake short story. You've heard Gwen's side. Now hear his.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Wanted: Vampire Trilogy Cover Reveals, October Releases, & Giveaway!

I’m very excited this month to have not one but two releases in a series come out! 

If you didn’t know, I recently got my rights back for the first book in the trilogy and with the release of the second edition, there are new covers! Keep reading for the giveaway!

Wanted: Vampire – Free Blood
Book 1 in the Wanted: Vampire Trilogy

Three years ago, death blew out the candle in Alexis Hall’s life and left her devastated. Nothing could replace what she’d lost, not even the sexy stranger she awoke married to. Still, she finds it hard to ignore the dangerous sparks he triggers within her. She knows Bradley Cox took advantage of her. What she doesn’t know is he holds a secret that will change everything.

But Bradley isn’t her only concern. In a moment of desperation to somehow reclaim what she'd lost, Alexis made an offer to a vampire––free blood. Her blood.

In a story of heartbreak and obsession, a simple ad changed Alexis' life forever and on one fateful night her dreams and her nightmares will collide. Can she trust Bradley? Or is he her worst mistake? Can she retract her offer to the vampire? Or will she fall under his deceptive spell?

Book Page / Buy on Amazon / B&N

Wanted: Vampire – Bad Blood
Book 2 in the Wanted: Vampire Trilogy

Joel’s back.

Determined to return her sexy ex to his former vampire self, Tara Callister does what she has to do: She exposes three evil witches in order to enlist her coven’s help. Unfortunately for her, things don’t always work out as planned.

Targeted by her enemies, betrayed by her coven, she must figure out how to save herself and those she loves from the evil entwining itself in her life. But when her journey of self discovery leads her down an even darker path, will she stand behind her white witch promise or become one of them? And more importantly, are Joel’s feelings for her strong enough to survive it all?

Book Page / Buy on Amazon / B&N


Wanted: Vampire – Written in Blood
Book 3 in the Wanted: Vampire Trilogy

When Annabelle Cox is forced to return to her hometown of Medford, she is anxious to tell a certain vampire he’s had her heart for years. Malik Drake is sexy as hell and completely irresistible, but the bad boy is also engaged to marry her mother the moment her father dies.

Ignoring the complications, she’s determined to tell him how she feels in hopes of changing his plans for the future. But the closer she gets to him, the more powerful a hidden adversary becomes, and their sizzling attraction may not stand a chance in Hell.

Book Page / Buy on Amazon / B&N

Even better than the releases…

Since I got my rights back, I now have more control over the pricing and have made this series more affordable than ever! Only $2.99 per ebook!

To celebrate my releases, and Halloween of course, I’m giving away an autographed set of the Wanted: Vampire Trilogy with the new covers to one lucky winner! Good luck!

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October Promotion Cancelled

Since only two people signed up for my huge October promotion, it has been cancelled due to lack of interest. Not to worry though. I still released the books I had planned to release. Stay tuned on this blog for the cover reveals and this month’s new releases. I still plan to have a giveaway too, so watch for that!

Published and available!

A quick update on the state of my books.

The last week has been a little hectic as far as publishing.  A deadline came up when I was in the middle of reformatting ALL my books so I did unpublish them all for a day.  This is a friendly note to let you all know that they are reformatted and republished and should trickle down through the channels and be available everywhere soon. You can visit their pages to see where they are now. I am updating the links as soon as they are available. 

Many have new pricing and I've released THREE books this month already!

Thank you.

Autumn’s Call Cover Reveal and Release

A Paranormal Romance Short Story

When Autumn realizes death is chasing her, she runs only to be stalled by an unresolved ghost. Is he there to help her? Or does he want retribution for his murder?

This 10,000 word short story was first published in the Cupid Painted Blind anthology in February of 2012, but it’s now on its own and even has its own print version. Digitally, it is free most places and eventually I will get Amazon to make it free as well.

Places where it is currently free:

Barnes & Noble

For updates as it comes available other places, check on its homepage here.

I also can't forget to mention my amazing new cover! It was created by Janiel Escuaet!

I hope you enjoy this free short story.  If you do, please consider leaving a review.  They really do mean so much to authors!

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