Faeries on parade! Otherwise known as a book tour.

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I hope you all had a good weekend. I did. :) I tried to do some reading but in the end, I ended up vegging out on the couch, watching Gandhi (it’s a good movie! :)). Hope I’ve stored up enough energy because…starting today, Changeling’s Crown is going on tour. That’s right. I have a Bewitching Book Tour scheduled. The stops for this tour are as follows (and I will update the list with direct links as they come in):

 

Today I am at:

 

July 30 Guest blog
Butterfly-o-Meter Books
July 30 Spotlight
3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too!
   The link for the Rafflecopter giveaway is here.

 

July 31 Spotlight
Books & Tales:

 

July 31 Spotlight and review
Painful Reads

 

August 1 Spotlight
Fantasy Book Lane

 

August 1 Spotlight
Romance That’s ‘Out Of This World’

 

August 1 Spotlight
Deal Sharing Aunt

 

August 4 Interview and review
Ebook Escapes

 

August 4 Spotlight and review
Musings of the Book-a-holic Fairies, inc.

 

August 4 Spotlight
Share My Destiny

 

I hope to see you there! :)
Past events in the tour:

Sneak Peek Sunday–Did he have to keep bugging her?

Sneak Peek Sunday BannerI feel like it’s been a long time since I’ve done this, and then, in others, that I just put up a Sneak Peek Sunday post. Checking the calender though that isn’t so. I’m just still in vacation fog. So, here we are for another round. :) Continuing from where we left off in CHANGELING’S CROWN last time around. Ianthe has a moment where she just may lose it…Always makes her wonder why when she feels like that. But what happens to push her to the brink? Let’s see.

(Ianthe)  tried not to snarl back, but it was hard. She tapped a finger to her lips. “Didn’t I hear you just came back from Desire Island? How’d that go?”

His mud brown eyes narrowed. “You heard wrong. It was Devil’s Island.”

“Ah.” She nodded. “My mistake.”

“Yes, you make many.” He turned on his heel. “So, I see you have more studying to do. Good luck with it, Hypericum. You’ll need it.”

Ianthe’s fists clenched and she wanted to stamp her foot against the citrine floor tiles, but the sound would reverberate through them as if she’d shattered a glass wall and tell the whole kingdom how angry she was. The nerve of Techsmauch! He was such an ass! Why did he constantly make her life a living hell?

Why and what will he do to her next? If you’d like to find out, CHANGELING’S CROWN is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, and Createspace.

CHANGELING’S CROWN

GENRE: New Adult Paranormal Romance

Changeling's Crown New Adult paranormal romance by Juli D. Revezzo; faeries; fairy tale-based storiesSynopsis:

 When Ianthe began her career as a faery godmother, she stumbled so badly that Snow White will probably never speak to her again. After a long suspension, she’s finally been given a chance to redeem herself…but everything on this latest assignment is going wrong.

But why?

Worse, she definitely doesn’t need an attractive mortal man distracting her from her duties. Of course, needs and wants are two different things.

Briak has had his eye on Ianthe for a very, very long time, but he’s been waiting for just the right moment to make his move. Despite the fact all hell’s about to break loose on his watch, he can’t resist the opportunity to insert himself into her earthly assignment. Can he convince Ianthe of her true calling and thereby win her heart? Or will his subterfuge ultimately cost him her love?

 

If you’d like to add it to your good reads to be read lists, you can do so here.

I hope you will enjoy it!

Summer Solstice confab.

West Metro Mommy Reads

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Here’s mine, in honor of Summer Solstice. The Solstice came and it’s already hot as heck here, so does it count? for what it’s worth I spent the day out walking and yeah…I think even the animals were taking advantage of the shade. You have to wonder if they laugh at us dumb humans, out in the hot sun.  During the latter part of the walk we found a confab of animals hiding out under the trees and these two facing off.

faceoff

You really think you’re taking that nut home, big guy?

:) I wonder what they were saying to each other. Were they facing off over an acorn stash… Or, thinking with a fantasy writer’s brain, were they planning some war against a common enemy?

faeries everywhere–new release

Sort of ….Actually, they’re just in my new book.

Fairies

Yep. That’s right. Finally, a new book. (Well, it’s finally for me, because I’ve been working up the silly thing since…I want to say mid-2012 but can’t find the date in my notes so don’t quote me on that exact date!). Geeze, another you say? Yes, well…I write, more than anything, I write. Some people play golf or like to go fishing, spin yarn, or love cooking, I write.  Anyway, this piece is entitled:

Changeling’s Crown:
genre: upper YA/New Adult Paranormal sweet paranormal romance
(Yep, slightly different genre)

 Changeling's Crown; fairy godmother; paranormal romance
Blurb:
When Ianthe began her career as a faery godmother, she stumbled so badly that Snow White will probably never speak to her again. After a long suspension, she’s finally been given a chance to redeem herself…but everything on this latest assignment is going wrong.

But why?

Worse, she definitely doesn’t need an attractive mortal man distracting her from her duties. Of course, needs and wants are two different things.

Briak has had his eye on Ianthe for a very, very long time, but he’s been waiting for just the right moment to make his move. Despite the fact all hell’s about to break loose on his watch, he can’t resist the opportunity to insert himself into her earthly assignment. Can he convince Ianthe of her true calling and thereby win her heart? Or will his subterfuge ultimately cost him her love?

I’m totally in love with this cover by Boulevard Photografica. and the gorgeous photo is by a photographer named  Nobledeath (aka Reiner). It’s beautiful, isn’t it?

The book trailer is here:


You can add it to your Good Reads To Be Read lists here.

Changeling’s Crown is available for Kindle and currently $.99 at Amazon and the paperback is processing….I hope it will be live by Monday. *fingers crossed*

The story is a little different than what you might be used to from me; it’s not quite as dark as Caitlin’s books (or Passion’s Sacred Dance for that matter). I channeled (or tried) my friend S.G. Rogers/Meg Cabot’s guiding muses for this one and while they and my usual one duked it out. All’s well. We eventually got together for dinner and hatched this screwy story. ;) I hope it gives you a chuckle here or there. I couldn’t help it Ianthe got in my head and I couldn’t stop her chattering until the book was done. And her nemesis just lends this different air to it that made me have a lot of fun with the story. I hope y’all will like it too.

Soundtrack to a battle…

So you know I’m a nerd for other media. I thought wouldn’t it be fun to give a glimpse at some of the playlist for my paranormal romance novel Passion’s Sacred Dance?

 

How Many More Times, by Led Zeppelin

(AKA how many more times are we going to have to fight this blasted war? ;))

Releasing the Demons by Godsmack

All Nightmare Long by Metallica

(Warning: This video’s creepy!)

Summer by Vivaldi as played by Vanessa Mae

Land of Youth (Tir nan Og) by Tuatha de Danann

The Last Words by Tuatha de Danann


(How can you not love a guy who plays flute?)

If you’d like to see if you can “hear” these songs in PASSION’S SACRED DANCE, The Wild Rose Press has put it on sale from now until May 9th. You’ll find it discounted to $.99 at Amazon, All Romance Ebooks, Barnes and Noble, Bookstrand, Itunes, Kobo, and of course, at The Wild Rose Press site.

 

Unless Stacy Macken can stave off her creditors, she may lose her historic art gallery–a loss she can’t afford for, she suspects, more reason than one. Then Aaron Fielding appears, claiming to be a Tuatha dé Danaan warrior dedicated to protecting humanity from demonic monsters and that her land is their sacred battlefield. Confirming everything she feared. Stacy and Aaron must work together to ensure mankind survives, but their mutual attraction only complicates things.

My Writing Process

(I think this went live too early, earlier. Sorry folks)

My Writing Process – Blog Tour 
Step one: Acknowledge the person & site that involved you in the blog tour (that’s me).
Thanks, Helena Fairfax for tagging me in this process. Helena Fairfax is a contemporary romance writer and author of The Silk Romance and The Antique Love. You can find out more about Helena’s books and her writing process on her post at http://helenafairfax.com/2014/04/18/my-writing-process-blog-tour/

Step two: Answer these 4 questions about your writing process, at whatever length you wish.
 
1) What am I working on?
I’m about to release my next title, Changeling’s Crown. It’s a lighthearted paranormal romance, revolving around a disgraced faery godmother. :) For fans of my paranormal fantasies,  I’ve been working (slowly) on two follow-ups to Drawing Down the Shades. What with the “slowly” part I can’t say when they’ll be out. I hope to have one of them in my beta readers’ hands by Halloween. *knock on wood* Stay tuned.
2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I like to take chances, be somewhat different from what readers might expect. For instance, my disgraced faery godmother. :) I mean we all know faery godmothers from the fairy tales. Do you ever remember them fouling up an assignment? Neither do I. Until now, that is. For the Antique Magic series well, my heroine starts out a skeptic, and really gets into what she does. I’ve only read one other book like that.
3) Why do I write what I do?
I’ve always written tales with a magical bent, though I couldn’t really tell you why. I think it’s because I like the work involved in building a world outside the norm. Just setting something in a world that we all instantly recognizes has always seemed boring to me. Tweaking reality is just so much fun!

4) How does my writing process work?

Oh, I get an idea and–depending on the idea–I’ll do a little research or I’ll just start scribbling, I have a good friend (writer Jolene Dawe), who I bounce ideas off when I get stuck (and she bounces stuff off me!), then if necessary, I’ll do more research to fill in the blanks. I build off that until the end, then I’ll let the story or book sit for a week or so, then go back and do my first revision. Fix all the stupid mistakes, fill in with more research if possible.

Thanks for being with me on this journey and thanks, Helena, for including me in the hop.

Three other writers to visit:
Catherine McMaster
Helena Fairfax, of course.
A fine writer S.G. Rogers
and paranormal enthusiast and budding writer Renae Rude.