Winner

I hope y’all had a great Valentine’s Day. Me, I spent it laid up sick. Ain’t that great? I’m telling ya, the fates have an impressive sense of humor. Valentine’s day, the day of love? No, let’s have a day in bed, afraid to move, eat, or anything thing else. *gag* Oversharing, sorry.

Anyway, that fun has put off me doing much this week, including picking the winner to my giveaway in the Love is in the Air hop. But that’s to be remedied now. Drum roll please?

Love is in the air hop winner
The winner is… Mary.

I’ll be in touch with you soon to send you the pen and ebook. Congratulations! And thank you to everyone for coming by and participating! I hope you had a lovely Valentine’s day.

Love is in the air and a giveaway.

I’m taking part in the Love is in the Air blog hop. If you’d like to win a pen from TWRP, and an ebook copy of Passion’s Sacred Dance, please sign up for my mailing list (*see links in sidebar*), and leave a comment here with your email address. If you’d like (Optional) to tweet about this giveaway, like my FB Fan page, or,   maybe put the book on your tbr list at Good Reads, too, that’d be great. You don’t have to do all–unless you want to. But definitely comment so I can have a way to contact you if you win. :)

What is Passion’s Sacred Dance? It’s my debut paranormal romance novel from TWRP:

Passion's Sacred DanceBattling mounting debt, Stacy Macken is determined not to lose her historic art gallery. When Aaron Fielding appears and offers to help, she fights to keep the attraction sizzling between them from clouding her judgment. He may be her savior in disguise–but can she trust him?

Aaron intrigues her with tales of the Tuatha dé Danann, sworn warriors who protect humanity from the monsters seeking their destruction. If Aaron can prove what he claims, she would give up anything to help–even the gallery he claims is sacred ground. But with her property set to stage the next epic battle, she needs answers. An old family diary will confirm the ancient legend is true, if only they can find it in time.

If the battle is lost, the enemy will take control of Earth for the next five hundred years. Stacy and Aaron’s budding love might only complicate things.

Want to check the book out? The book is available at  AmazonAll Romance Ebooks,BookstrandItunesKobo, and The Wild Rose Press
Giveaway is US only, due to the pen having postage attached to it. Sorry folks. Good luck and..I’ll  draw the winner on February 15.

Meanwhile, happy Valentine’s day!

Christmas is a time for giving…and mistletoe hop

Welcome to my stop on the Mistletoe blog hop.

Christmas is a time of giving, of love and light….for most people. It’s also a time for spirits. Our ancient ancestors saw this time of year as the dark time. They worried if the life giving sun would return with the spring. It sounds silly to us now, but throughout the ages, that feeling of dread has accompanied the winter season. Think of Dickens’ Christmas Carol. It’s not happiness and love that visits Scrooge at Christmas, it is spirits of doom and gloom.

So, if you think about it, facing the worst at this time of year, and triumphing over it, isn’t exactly a new or radical idea. Lest you think I’m all about doom and gloom (*rubs hands evilly*) in the darkness, we can look forward with hope.  There’s always an answer to the puzzle and love warms up the darkest of nights. So when I wrote my new Christmas themed paranormal romantic suspense novella, MURDER UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR, I wove in that hope and love element into the puzzle that faces my heroine and hero.

‘Tis the season … for death.
Murder reminds Detective Helene Collias of Holly PD that crime doesn’t respect holidays. And the last victim she ever expected to find in her case files is the sister of her old flame, Sean Grant. Ordinarily, Helene’s psychic gifts give her an edge but this time, that gift has short-circuited. Could her lingering attraction to Sean be blurring her abilities, or is something more sinister at work?
Excerpt:
Helene thanked the postmaster for his assistance and stepped out of his office, taking in the crowd filling the lobby. The last minute holiday mailing rush had just begun. She swore under her breath. Forgot my cards.
Do them tonight. Before Rachel shoots me! At least ones for her and Charlotte. She could easily hand-deliver them in the morning.
She pulled her coat tight against a blast of cold breeze, sliding her notepad into her pocket, heading toward the exit, eying the dusting of snow on the ground. She blew out a deep breath. She didn’t expect much from this inquiry. Who would say “Yes, my nephew said he murdered someone”, after all?
A glance out of the corner of her eye brought her up short. Around the plastic Christmas bells and decorations painted on the post office windows, she saw Sean and his uncle Charlie approaching the curb. Sean’s gloved fingers shuffled through a selection of brightly colored envelopes. She pushed the door open. “Well, what are you doing here, stranger?”
His gray coat swirled around his thighs as he stopped in his tracks. A little smile curved his enticing lips. “Hey.”
Charlie said, “Hello.” And touched Sean’s sleeve. “I’ll take those if you want to talk.”
Sean nodded and handed over the cards; Helene closed the distance between them. “How are you?”
Sean shrugged one shoulder. “You know.”
Sean watched his uncle until the elder man disappeared through the post office’s glass doors. Sean let out a breath and drooped. “Truth to tell? Terrible.”
Her heart clenched for him. She reached out a hand, running it down his arm, feeling the heat and strong cut of his bicep. “I’m sorry.”
He shrugged.
“What are you doing here, then?”
“Must’ve been driving my aunt crazy.” He paused, scrubbing a hand over his tired eyes. “She forced me out of the house.”
“Oh, now that ain’t right. How could she?”
He waved the window where they could see Charlie waiting in line with about sixteen other customers, arms full of Christmas packages wrapped in various brown and Christmas-colored mailing wrapping. “Bribed me with Christmas cheer.”
Helene snorted. “Ah, Christmas cards. Remind me to do mine.”
“I’m not on the list, am I?”
She placed a hand to her chin, studying him, one eye shut playfully. “I don’t know. The naughty or nice list?”
“Which list would you put me on?”
The corner of her mouth hitched in a wicked smile. “After the other day, you have to ask?”
The darkness in his eyes melted away, and naked longing shone. “That’s the best one, in my opinion. Helene—”
Tremulous sparks followed in the wake of his scrutiny. She could see them highlighted against his coat. She stepped closer as he hesitated. “Yes? What’s on your mind?”
“You.” He trailed his fingers over her cheek; spring’s warmth seemed to follow where he touched. “I can’t stop thinking about you.” In that moment, her heart seized with longing, tilting her world off its axis. She reminded her knees to stay locked. “When can I see you again?”
When can he? You’ll have to read to find out! If you’d like to, Murder Upon a Midnight Clear is available at Amazon, and Createspace in paperback.

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Last Halloween gasp.

Snarkology Paranormal Blog Hop

I hope everyone had a good Halloween. Mine was nice, as you can tell, my alter ego did all the work this year. (If only she could help with the clean up! ;)) At any rate, I have some winners to announce. The winner of my entry in Melissa Snark’s Snarkology blog hop is:

Jean MP. I’ll be sending you an email soon, Jean! Congrats.

Also, Dylan Newton informs me she’s picked a winner: Gayle Pace congrats to you for winner that awesome pen from Dylan!! Thanks for coming by, y’all!:)

Brandy Nacole: Our fascination with paranormal creatures.

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*Minion Juli pulls drapes. Pauses. Peers out window*: Does the ground in the garden seem to be moving to you?

*Night Mistress comes to her side and looks* “I don’t see anything moving.”

Juli: I think it is. Should we call an exterminator? We don’t want the rats scaring off our next guest.

Night Mistress: I’m sure she can handle it.

Juli: You could be right. She does seem okay with things most people consider strange. (Aside: Like you)

Night Mistress: “What was that?”

Juli *opening the door*: Nothing. Just rehearsing what I’ll say to welcome our next guest.
Night Mistress: Don’t mind her, Brandy, and thank you for coming! Folks, Brandy Nacole is a New Adult author of paranormal novels.

Juli: Brandy’s come to tell us why she loves paranormal creatures so much (clearly she’s never had the misfortune to meet my employer).

Night Mistress: What was that?

Juli: Do you need to get your hearing checked, Mistress?

Night Mistress: I don’t think so. Brandy, dear. Come in, don’t mind my minion. She’s going on unemployment soon. Would you like some tea?

Brandy Nacole: Thank you, Mistress. I’d love some.

Night Mistress: Now tell us about these lovely creatur–er friends of yours, won’t you?

Paranormal creatures have been the center of many conversations throughout history.  Parents who try and keep their children from doing something dangerous or to keep them in line.  Friends scaring each other around the campfire.  Local townsfolk telling the local myths to tourists around a steaming cup of coffee.

Paranormal creatures have also been the center point for many movies and television shows.  When most people think of the paranormal they think it will be scary and in some cases corny, but that is not always the case.  Many paranormal shows and movies have been made for the more family oriented setting: Casper the Friendly Ghost, The Munsters, Hocus Pocus, and many more.

But the question many ask, which paranormal creature is the most popular?

For the past few years many believed it to be the vampire, others ghosts and demons.  But when you take away the worldwide range and focus locally, it will be the local legends at the top of the list, not majority vote.  There are a few post found about the top ten in paranormal, but they are all solely based on opinion or popularity over decades.

I like many different paranormal creatures and for different reasons.  They’re all awesome in their own way.  How awesome would it be to run through a forest so fast your nothing but a blur, while also managing to miss every tree in your path?  Or how about throwing someone across the room when they won’t quit running their mouths?  I would say pretty darn awesome!

Uniquely UnwelcomeMy interest in all paranormal creatures is what led me to write my first published novel, Uniquely Unwelcome.  The main character, Racquel, is a hybrid of four different Shadow lines: Witch, Vampire, Lycan, and Shifter.  The problem with Racquel is, she’s an outcast among the other pure-blood Shadows in the Shadow World.

After the publication of Blood Burdens, the second book in the Shadow World series, I wrote Broken FaithBroken Faith is another series with a mixture of different paranormal creatures.  Kayson is a fallen angel out to prove everyone wrong.  Sabrina is a vampire, a half-blood created from the original blood children, whose only goal is to stay hidden and survive.  Then there’s Falon, Alpha of the Hell hounds, destroyer of the blood children.  And when these three world’s collide, no one may be safe.

 
What is your favorite paranormal creature?  Vampire?  Werewolf?  Ghosts?  Bigfoot?
Night Mistress: Oh, I’d have to say….all of the above! Bigfoot’s a bit hard on the linoleum but he’s welcome at our castle anytime. How about you, folks? Do you have a preference in your favorite paranormal creatures to share with our guest? Meanwhile, let’s have Brandy tell us a little more about her books.

Racquel is unique. The bloodlines of four of the most powerful beings in the Shadow World are intertwined within her DNA.  She has never craved attention. She just wants to be able to live as normal life as she can. But she’s about to find that even though she’s uniquely unwelcome wherever she goes, her abilities also make her the best chance the Shadow World has to stop a threat to all the Shadow races.
Once arriving home, Racquel finds that greater evils exist and that the person she cares for most in this world, her half-sister Addie, has been kidnapped along with other Shadow World beings.  Racquel finds herself facing horrible odds with those who would rather see her dead than alive.

As her journey continues, Racquel learns more about herself, what she is capable of, and that not every being looks at her as an abomination.  Coy, a human captive that Racquel saves from the Vampires, starts showing kindness toward her.  Racquel tries putting distance between her and the human boy but as they spend more time together it becomes harder and harder for Racquel to fight the affection she wants and needs.

But will Coy’s friendship and her new found discoveries be enough to help Racquel unravel the strangest mystery that has ever plagued the Shadow World?

Blood Burdens:

As someone with four Shadow bloodlines, Racquel is uniquely unwelcome even among her fellow werewolves, shape-shifters, vampires, and witches. Growing up, she was bullied and tormented for being a “hybrid,” a condition frowned upon by Shadow society. After saving her sister and a number of other kidnapped Shadows from a diabolical plot to create a Shadow army, many have found a new respect for Racquel, but she is far from accepted in Shadow society, and the evil is far from over. To complicate matters, Racquel now finds herself torn between two brothers. Coy is caring and has helped Racquel through her struggles, and Micah, who Racquel has only met once but who is somehow, having dream conversations with him. Racquel becomes torn between following her heart while breaking it at the same time. In the second installment of the Shadow World series, Racquel and her sister Addie face off with the Shadow leaders against a threat that could bring the world to its knees. Power will be pushed to its limit, hearts will be broken, and some will pay the ultimate price as Racquel and her group of Shadows fight against an ancient evil that is determined to make the earth bleed and Racquel with it.

Broken Faith:

Kayson is a Fallen Angel who has spent decades running from the Hell Hounds while searching for something that no one else believes can be so, not even God.  Kayson is determined to find a Blood Child.  But when a hound finds Kayson first, he is sure his end has come.

Falon, Alpha of the Hell Hounds, destroyer of the blood children, and devoted believer in his master’s plan, is bound and determined to drag Kayson back to Hell with him. 

Sabrina is a Vampire, a half-breed created from one of Lucifer’s original blood children.  After years of hiding, Sabrina’s fate changes when she finds Kayson barely alive. Against her instincts, Sabrina saves him.  Now she and Kayson are both marked by the Hell Hounds.

Emma is an ordinary human, whose only problem is making ends meet, and getting over the hurt caused by her untrustworthy brother.  Her everyday problems become supernatural ones when she finds Kayson and Sabrina hiding in her parent’s backyard shed.

Kayson, Sabrina and Emma are unlikely allies, thrown together by chance to fight against the most powerful creatures of the underworld in order to follow their world-changing quest.  But will the broken faith of one break the faith of all?

These sound fascinating, Brandy! Folks, If you’d like to learn more about Brandy Nacole and her fine works, see her website at: http://www.brandynacolesbooks.com/ and you can find her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorbrandynacole

Good Reads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6429866.Brandy_Nacole

and on her blog: http://brandynacole.blogspot.com/

and at find her works on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Brandy-Nacole/e/B008N4MN7I

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/brandy-nacole

Juli *tugging on Night Mistress’ sleeve* Uh, excuse. Mistress?

“Night Mistress sighs* What now?

Juli: lobsterColorpoffcopy by Webmistress' husbandI really think something’s coming up out of the ground.

Night Mistress: What– *eyes go wide* OMG, Doctor Franken-Helsing. It’s impossible!

Doctor Franken-Helsing: *growls* NIGHT MISTRESS!!

*Night Mistress hits door alarm* Bugger! He’s supposed to be dead.

Juli, *wide-eyed*: I know!!!!

*Night Mistress* Get the others to the basement. *turns to guest* Brandy, dear. Thank you for coming, and good luck with your two series–Shadow World and Spiritual Discord--and with all you do! I believe, though, the front entrance isn’t the best way to go home tonight.

Brandy: It’s not?

Night Mistress: Not tonight. *smiles* We wouldn’t want you trampled by trick or treaters.

Juli *aside* (Trick or treaters, my foot.) *Speaks up* Brandy, have you seen my Mistress’ library? Come this way. I think you’ll like this. *cellar door creaks as it opens*

*Brandy looks down staircase doubtfully* Here?

Juli: Yes. *Juli nudges Brandy through door* Go ahead, dear.  I’ll be right down. *draws curtains* Ah, folks? I hope you’ve enjoyed our party. Thanks for coming to our party this year. We hope you found something you’ll love to read and we wish you  a happy Halloween!

**Monster pic copyright to and property of Juli D. Revezzo’s hubby

The Perfect Halloween Recipe for a weekend read

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*Night Mistress dusts off boots* Well… We’ve had some excitement around here. Remember those noises I kept hearing out in the graveyard? *nods* Turns out the witches next door had raised a few dead–and a few dead shapeshifters as well. *plucks fur from minion’s coat*

Night Mistress: You might want to get that bite seen to, Juli. It looks nasty.

*Juli peers at torn coat* I’m sure it will be fine. *twitches*

Mistress: Are you certain?

Juli: *twitches and gags* Yes. *ahem* I’m fine now.

Mistress: You look a little…well?

Juli: What?

Mistress: Furry. *sigh* Excuse me, folks. I think I have to brew up an antidote for her. in the meantime we have another guest for you tonight. Paranormal erotic romance author Ms. Eliza March has stopped by to talk about one of our favorite creatures: vampires and when not reading about them, writing them. Eliza, why don’t you tell us about your new book, Defeat the Darkness?

Eliza March: My friends and I have been sweating over my hot cauldron, conjuring up a great recipe for our favorite dark reads…

This one contains a gallon of sex and a dash of scary, evil demons (very bad), several hot vampires (*swoon*), a handful of shifters (hunky), one sex fae (really…need I say more?), and a wanton succubus (wicked) … If it goes bump in the night, you’ll probably find it in this erotic tale.

The Perfect Halloween Recipe for a weekend Read

By

author Eliza March

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I’m used to being teased about being an avid vampire fan. I’m drawn to all things paranormal — Buffy, Vampire Diaries, Underworld, or True Blood. Some don’t get my fascination with the undead or the supernatural. (Being around great looking, powerful men who stay in perfect shape forever doesn’t hurt. Even if it is only in my imagination.) If you understand, then you’ll love this series.

I’ve done (oops…written) a few shifters, but Defeat the Darkness was my first attempt at writing vampires. I realized there were a few more stories I had to tell, so I started them all. I think Kyle and Shelby’s story is a good starting point. The reader gets to meet most of my ensemble cast of characters in this book, although new ones keep popping in to keep my interest going. Simone, the succubus, came out of nowhere. I thought she added one of the essential elements missing in this story — a female friend for Shelby. And I love Garr (Wolfgar) — he’s becoming one of my favorites.

Max, Shelby, and Kyle will play a part in future books, especially now that they’re acclimating to their new lives. Of course, if you bought this book, you know the next book is about Dylan’s past. Conquer the Highland Beast is going to be Hearts of Darkness Book 1.5

Dylan, Cailin, and Jackson’s story in this series is Damn the Darkness, Book 2.0, coming the end of December. So save your gift cards for this one.

We still have to meet Niccolai, and find out more about Jackson his hybrid son. Is the natural born element of their species destined to die off, or will Max and Victor find the solution to the vampire’s infertility problem? And…what about Amyra?

Available in Trade Paperback $10.34 or Kindle $3.99 or both Kindle Matchbook: If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only $0.99 (Save 75%). Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon.

Borrow this book for free on a Kindle device with Amazon Prime.

Defeat The Darkness: Demons of the Bayou

(Hearts of Darkness)

[Erotic paranormal romance, MFM, menage]
Possessed by evil, ruled by lust, driven by hunger. Can love defeat the ancient demon and turn the darkness into light?

Max Hamilton and Shelby Mackenzie go way back to being in diapers together. Over the years, they’ve shared playgrounds and fishing, first dates and first sexual experiences. It wasn’t a surprise when she followed Max to Tulane Medical School where they shared Kyle Lachlan—Max’s new friend and Shelby’s first real love.

Before Kyle, something had always been missing in the romance department for Shelby. But when Kyle announces he’s joined Physicians International Charity and is heading out to save innocent lives after the mudslides in Guatemala, Shelby is devastated. Until, he gives her a family heirloom engagement ring.

Kyle is determined to make up for his privileged Boston upbringing even if it means being separated from Shelby for a few months while she finishes her residency. But when he arrives in the makeshift medical camp, strange things begin to happen. Local legends inspired by the jungle jaguars tell of men who shift into the form of the large cats.

While out searching for a missing boy, Kyle is attacked by a rogue jaguar. His life changes, instantly and so does he. His former beliefs and ideals manifest into the myths and legends of a bad “B” horror flick.

Pursued by a demonic vampire, the exquisitely beautiful yet evil, Amyra de la Santiago plans to use him for her own selfish purpose. Kyle is determined to fight becoming the dark demon he senses within her.

She will stop at nothing to fulfill her ambitions, and Kyle is the answer she’s been waiting over three thousand years for. Leverage is what she needs to convince him, and who better to use against him than the people he cares about most?

Kyle will do anything to protect innocent lives like Max’s and keep the woman he loves safe even if it means sacrificing himself to the demon. What does it matter since his soul is already lost to the darkness?

Shelby must learn to believe in Kyle, again, then trust him and finally, she must be willing to fight for him. Later, there will be time to deal with the secret need she developed from the transition he caused. The hunger for sexual satisfaction drives her the way a vampire is driven by the need for blood. Max is always a willing partner, but as relationships change, so do their needs.

Will Kyle adjust and accept their new roles? After the danger is past, will Kyle be able to love a sex fae?

Shelby holds out hope since she is the light to his darkness. Only she can defeat the demon darkness taking over both Kyle and Max.

Leave a comment with an email address on my BLOG and get a FREE ebook copy of Conquer the Highland Beast as soon as it’s published. Happy Halloween! ~~Eliza

To learn more about Eliza March and her fine (hot) works, see her site at: http://elizamarch.com/

Thanks for being with us tonight, Eliza! Your vampires sound tasty! :) Don’t they, folks? If you’d like to win a copy of her forthcoming story, please leave her a comment here, or on her blog.