Blogging about B…Books

Well, I guess I missed the sign in date But since I’ve already written these, what the hey? I’ll post them.

B) Books. I have many to choose from but I like to laugh about this (cue the Blues Brothers) I write Both kin’s of story, fantasy and romance. I also dabble in historical subjects and other things. It’s what I do. I write, therefore I am… :)

I’ve been writing forever, like I said in the last post, I don’t expect that to ever change. Not everything will become a book but I hope most will. :) We shall see. I’ve written  the Antique Magic series:

 The Artist’s Inheritance

The balance between good and evil can be an art… or a curse.

Trevor and Caitlin were once happy newlyweds, profiting from Trevor’s art. Until Trevor inherits his brother’s house, and with it, his part of a family curse. Now, Caitlin will stop at nothing to save her beloved husband from insanity and suicide, even if it means she must embrace her destiny and become a witch.

 

Caitlin’s Book of Shadows

Something terrifying stalks Caitlin and her beloved Trevor. Something the bits and pieces she left claimed she had to make sense of–or so legend says. When the curator of their collection finds Caitlin’s long forgotten diary, she wonders will it tell the whole tale? Will it tell why Caitlin seemed so determined to tell the difference between reality and nightmare even as she continued the fight to defend her family from evil? Will it explain why she thought her world twisted? If she really became a witch?

What will the holidays hold for Caitlin? Perhaps the answer lies between the lines of her story, one of lessons, struggles, and the hopes she carried like a warrior’s shield.

**This is a side (or supplemental, if you will) story in the Antique Magic series, a companion to The Artist’s Inheritance (Antique Magic, Book One).

 Drawing Down the Shades

Business can be hell…

Life is good at Starfort Collectibles until the owners, Caitlin and Trevor Fulmer, acquire a beautiful statuette with a murky past. Shortly thereafter, mysterious hauntings wreak havoc on the couple when a ghost in the attic threatens retribution. Caitlin presses her coven for help before the ghost succeeds in meting out deadly punishment–on Trevor.

And the paranormal romance pieces Passion’s Sacred Dance and Murder Upon a Midnight Clear, and I’m planning a new one, coming sometime soon. And I have others, way more…you know. Stay tuned.

As to reading books, ha. You should see my bookshelves! They’re bending.  My Kindle’s always, more or less, in use too. I read (mostly) widely, fiction, non-fiction, doesn’t matter. I’m currently reading several books on my Kindle, and I have research tomes on my couch, plus, Dark Oracle by Alayna Williams plus, Pagan Stone by Nora Roberts, which to be honest, I think she could’ve ended the series in book one. Book two (The Hollow) and three (Pagan Stone) just aren’t as compelling as Blood Brothers (Or the Key and Three Sisters Island series). I’m also looking forward to reading Clash of Wills by S.G. Rogers and Divided Allegiance by Elizabeth Moon, and…many others. So! Books. :)

A is for author and….

So as usual, I am late. It’ April, so I’ve been thinking more about the Paint it Blue for Autism, event than anything.

Best laid plans, and all. But I wrote two already so I thought I’d get posty.

 

A) Author
I am an author. I’ve been writing for damned near my whole life. I’ve been trying to get published since I was 19. (that feels like damned near my whole life). Up until last two years, self publishing was never on my radar. I was always trying to get that elusive contract. I have it now, along with several other books (*whispers* self published) and I’ve learned I actually enjoy self publishing, so I intend to do it for as long as I can. Yes, I  know we’re not supposed to (omg) talk about our authoring but that’s so silly to me. Would you tell a mother not to talk about her children? I am an author. I hope you like my…stuff. LoL

I’m also an amateur photographer. All the time, really. Sometimes I piddle with photoshop, just to see what I can do with the final pic. Like so.pinkfresco

So A…doesn’t equal multi-talented, but there you go.

 

Read an Ebook week

Read an ebook week

Smashwords is participating in Read an Ebook week again and holding their sale Sale Dates: March 2–8, and so I am this year. For your reading pleasure The Artist’s inheritance and Drawing Down the Shades are on sale! Just use these promo codes after midnight, March 2.

Smashwords:
Drawing Down the ShadesDrawing Down the Shades (Antique Magic, book 2)
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/394274
Promotional price: $2.24
Coupon Code: KG95C
Expires: March 8, 2014
Business can be hell… Life is good at Starfort Collectibles until the owners, Caitlin and Trevor Fulmer, acquire a beautiful statuette with a murky past. Shortly thereafter, mysterious hauntings wreak havoc on the couple when a ghost in the attic threatens retribution. Caitlin presses her coven for help before the ghost succeeds in meting out deadly punishment—on Trevor.
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The Artist's InheritanceThe Artist’s Inheritance (Antique Magic, book 1):
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/220457
Promotional price: $0.99
Coupon Code: WA95A
Expires: March 8, 2014

The balance between good and evil can be an art… or a curse.

Trevor and Caitlin were once happy newlyweds, profiting from Trevor’s art. Until Trevor inherits his brother’s house, and with it, his part of a family curse. Now, Caitlin will stop at nothing to save her beloved husband from insanity and suicide, even if it means she must embrace her destiny and become a witch.

(I’ve never done this before so, I hope the promo prices will be in effect when y’all get there!!)
Also, my paranormal romantic suspense, Murder Upon a Midnight Clear, is free at Amazon, March 2-4. (FYI:  Just so you know, this is a Christmas themed Romance)

Murder Upon a Midnight Clear‘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?
I hope you enjoy them and please spread the word! :)

Release week: Braedric’s Bane, Book IV in The Golden Key Chronicles!

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 13th MARKS THE RELEASE OF

Braedric’s Bane, Book IV in The Golden Key Chronicles!

 

Find out more about the final installment in this epic fantasy romance!

Advance praise for Braedric’s Bane:

5 STARS from Comet Babes Books! Amazing 4th book. What more can you ask from a fantasy series–time travelling, costumes and even a fight. Add the sexy hero and it has everything you could want in a book!

5 STARS from Follow the Yellow Book Road! An epic fantasy, adventure and romance with a dash of comedy rolled into one fabulous book. I literally read it in one sitting.

Braedric's Bane by AJ NuestTo escape the clutches of the evil Wizard Gaelleod, Rowena and Caedmon flee to the future. With her memories intact and the help of her dear friends, Rowena is confident they can uncover the clues behind her connection to the key.

Yet Violet’s dire prophecy does more than detail their history. Caedmon’s worst fears are confirmed. Though they must return to his realm, everything he loves stands to be ripped from his grasp.

Join Caedmon and Rowena as they embark on an epic battle to protect the Austiere Kingdom and fight to safeguard their love in Braedric’s Bane, Book IV of The Golden Key Chronicles. 

Available February 13th on AMAZON and AMAZONUK!

Praise for The Golden Key Chronicles:

57 FIVE STAR REVIEWS on Goodreads

42 FIVE STAR REVIEWS on Amazon US/UK

 

Like the best fairy tales, Rowena’s Key captures the imagination and the heart with a bonus undercurrent of spicy romance. 5 Stars on Amazon

AJ, why do you have to write the most wonderful heroes? Aaaahhhh!!! Now I’m hooked and begrudgingly wait for Book 2. I can’t believe this is happening! 5 Stars on Amazon

Crazy good! A total fan of the first book, the second did not disappoint at all. I swear I could smell leather while reading this book I was sooooo into it. 5 Stars on Amazon

I liked Rowena in Rowena’s Key. Candra’s Freedom just made me fall in love with her! Fierce and headstrong, she is everything a heroine should be. 5 Stars on Goodreads

I absolutely adored the first two in this series, with Rowena’s Key being one of my favorite romance reads of 2013, so I had high hopes (read: desperate cravings) for Caedmon’s Curse – it did not disappoint! 5 Stars on Goodreads

Honestly, if there were more than 5 stars, I would give them to Caedmon’s Curse and the whole Golden Key Chronicles. So well written, the story flows seamlessly from one danger to the next. The romance between Caedmon and Rowena is sexy, honest, and fresh. 5 Stars on Goodreads

ajnuest_copyAJ is a multi-published, award-winning author who lives in the middle of a cornfield in NW Indiana. Her loving husband, two beautiful children and a bevy of spoiled pets have agreed to stay and, in exchange for three rations per day and laundry service, tolerate her lunacy. While she spend most days happily ensconced in crafting romance across a multitude of genres, an underground coup has been percolating. The dogs just informed her the cat is secretly vying for dictatorship.

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New release

I can’t believe I forgot to show y’all this. Another of my new stories, Bargain with the Mountain King, has been released in another anthology, Crossing the River: An Anthology in Honor of Sacred Journeys.

fantasy, pagan fiction, pagan fiction authors, metaphysical fictionJourneys.

Our stories are filled with journeys. Sometimes, though, we neglect the possibility that in our travels we will cross an important boundary, and we may never be the same again.

Crossing the River is an anthology of poems, myths, and tales that take the reader on many different kinds of journeys: travels in the company of deities, visits to other worlds, explorations within oneself, voyages with the dead (or back from death), and other excursions that lead to transformation. These are paths that challenge us and even change us along the way, for returning may not be as simple as retracing our steps.

Where will your journey take you? And who will you be when you return?

Proceeds from this one, as with all Bibliotheca Alexandrina anthologies, go to various charities. If you’d like to check it out, it’s available at Amazon and Createspace.

Book Hooks, The futility of it all…

MFRW Authors Blog

Book Hooks is a blog hop set up by Marketing For Romance Writers. Here’s my excerpt for my paranormal romance novel PASSION’S SACRED DANCE for today. Stacy’s getting a little fed up with this search for the truth that she’s on. Luckily, Aaron is there to help bolster her…ahem, well? You’ll see.

“I’m wasting my time reading a damned diary.”
Her breath hitched in her chest as she pouted down at her crossed arms. “An artifact that likely means nothing!”
She didn’t look up, but out of her peripheral vision, she saw Aaron slide out of his seat and move to her side. His strong, warm arm went around her. “I promise you, Stacy, it’s going to be all right. If you can only trust me, everything will turn out fine.”
He skimmed a gentle thumb across her cheek, wiping away an errant tear.
He smelled wonderful, and made her long for the beach at night and soothing calm
waters. She became momentarily mesmerized looking into his caring, gray eyes.
She didn’t want to do anything except go straight back home to bed. With him. “Maybe we should go.”

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Passion's Sacred Dance, paranormal romance, books

Battling 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.

If you’d like to see what happens next for Stacy, you can find Passion’s Sacred Dance at:  Amazon and Amazon.UK, All Romance Ebooks, Barnes and Noble,Bookstrand, Itunes, and at The Wild Rose Press.