Drat these Faery Godmother rules!–Sneak Peek Sunday #SPeekSunday

Sneak Peek Sunday Banner Here’s another entry for Sneak Peek Sunday. A little set up, faery godmother Ianthe has no time left to whip up a little something for a party–and the electricity has gone out. Yet, by royal command, she’s restricted from using her faery magic “for anything mundane”. She has a lot on her plate, and her mind,  so could it hurt to bend the rules a little? No one will know….Let’s see what happens. CHANGELINGS CROWN_700

[Ianthe] peered out the window and snapped the curtain shut so none of her human neighbors could see her at work. She tapped the stove’s front burner. The burner turned red as it heated. The milk in the pot simmered away. Now, what to do about Randall and Mallory?

And what about Briak? He shouldn’t’ve worried about me. That he’d calmed [her] runaway horse himself was nice, but why on earth didn’t he let Mallory drive her back to the office? She didn’t need such a handsome distraction right now. Especially a human one…

“What are you doing?” Geldon’s voice brought her up short and Ianthe screamed and spun toward the speaker.

Her heart pounded in her chest and she leaned against the counter, glaring at him. “What am I doing? What are you doing, you arrogant, son of a goblin?”

He laid a hand to his breast, his eyes wide and innocent. She knew better. “Me?” he said. “I just wondered when dinner would be ready.”

“Or if you could scare the life out of me?”

Geldon ignored the question, brushing dust from his gaudy gold silk vest. “You, on the other hand.” He narrowed his eyes at the pot. Ianthe stepped in front of it, shielding its contents from his filthy snort. He leaned sideways, trying again for a peek. “You’re breaking rules all over the place, aren’t you?”

Busted!! Poor Ianthe. Would you like to know more about her–and this human fella by whom she’s so distracted?

Synopsis:

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 check it out, CHANGELING’S CROWN is on sale at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords. and in paperback from Createspace.

Review: Queen of the Hill by Genevieve Jack

As promised, here is my review of QUEEN OF THE HILL by Genevieve Jack.

QUEEN OF THE HILL

by Genevieve Jack

*Review copy given to me by Ms. Jack and Bewitching Book Tours.

Queen of the Hill, by Genevieve Jack, Paranormal romance, Knight Games seriesIn Genevieve Jack’s, QUEEN OF THE HILL, Grateful Knight has finally earned a little downtime, since her last battle with the vampire queen Bathory. Her own knight, Caretaker, Rick, has proposed and Grateful is gleefully (or not) planning her wedding. You’d think that would be enough stress for any gal, but then she and Rick receive a call about a murder at their friend’s business. And he’s gone missing. There’s evidence of another in his room, but the cops can’t pinpoint the third party. Nor does Grateful feel she can trust his second in command…. Continue reading

Genevieve Jack–Mother May I tour and giveaway

 I am pleased, today, to have paranormal romance author Genevieve Jack with us. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed her previous novel, QUEEN OF THE HILL, and am looking forward to Mother May I. I was lucky to be able to corner the Queen of the Hill herself for a little interview. I hope you will enjoy it. I hope to have a review of QUEEN OF THE HILL up for your reading pleasure soon, as well as a little bit more about the series itself.  For now, here’s a bit about Genevieve’s forthcoming novel, MOTHER MAY I. Genevieve Jack Mother May I Blog Tour   Grateful, and Genevieve, thank you both for joining us today. Make yourselves at home. Now then, Grateful, I must say you intrigue me.  The whole business of being a witch and a Hecate seems both thrilling, and a little overwhelming! What can you tell our readers who may not understand what goes into being a Hecate?

Grateful Knight: A Hecate is a type of witch, also called a sorceress of the dead. My job is to police the supernatural element in my ward. All Hecates are women: half goddess, half human. We draw our power from the dead, so you usually find us living near a cemetery. Interference with humans by supernatural beings without consent is strictly forbidden and could land the perpetrator in the local hellmouth via my judgment. I also sort the rare human soul who becomes trapped for some reason as a ghost in the earthly plane. It happens sometimes if a person’s soul has unfinished business or has lived a life equal parts good and evil.

What does being a caretaker entail, if you can speak for Rick? How does one become one?

Grateful Knight: When a Hecate comes into her power, she is immortal. Most witches will chose to stay immortal, but not me. I fell in love. Real love. I loved someone so much that I gave him my immortality. If you think of immortality as a thing, like a glowing red heart, I put that heart inside of my caretaker. That spell made him immortal, but it also bound him to me. It is my immortality inside of him. He is the vessel of my eternal soul. As long as we are together and I partake of his blood, I’m immortal too. But I can be killed. Have been killed. When that happens, I am reincarnated. Once I’m old enough, it’s my caretaker’s job to find me and to give me my power back by reconnecting me to the part of my soul he keeps for me.

Grateful, if you’ve known Rick so long, why hasn’t he taught you any Spanish?

Grateful Knight: He probably did in a previous life, but I’ve only known him a short time in this life. Between trying to survive the latest supernatural attack and working as a nurse in the local hospital, I haven’t had much time for Spanish lessons. Besides, Rick has lived in New Hampshire for centuries. He barely has an accent anymore and rarely speaks Spanish unless he is reminiscing or feeling emotional.

I see. Are there any particular supernatural creatures you haven’t encountered in your world that you’d like to meet?

Grateful Knight: It would be cool to meet an angel, but I’ve been told heavenly creatures and earthly supernaturals like me usually don’t mix.

That’s too bad. It might help to have one on your side from time to time. And for a silly one, in light of your wedding preparations, what’s your favorite kind of cake? ;) Genevieve, you can answer that one too, if you’d like.

Grateful: My favorite cake is devil’s food with chocolate icing. Dark chocolate icing. A multitier wedding cake with red roses on alternating layers would be gorgeous. Maybe his and hers sugar skulls on top. Rick would love that.

Jack: I like angel food with whipped cream and strawberries. Hold the sugar skulls. Both sound heavenly! You gals are making me hungry. ;)

Genevieve, I’m very excited to have you and Grateful with us today. Thanks so much for your time. I’ve enjoyed QUEEN OF THE HILL and look forward to your new  release, MOTHER MAY I.  Can you give us a hint (spoiler free, or not, as you please) as to what Grateful and Rick might be facing next?

Genevieve Jack: In Mother May I, Grateful has to stand up to her goddess mother in hopes of finding a spell that will restore Rick from the damage Tabetha caused. A new supernatural threat wants Grateful dead, and she becomes increasingly convinced that her mother is behind the attacks. Grateful must build alliances with other supernatural creatures in order to stay alive while she goes about executing a spell that could save both her and Rick, while setting things right with the goddess.

Sounds thrilling! I can’t wait to get to it. Readers, here’s a little more to tempt you about MOTHER MAY I.

Book Description:

Grateful Knight is one stressed out witch. Not only has she failed to restore her caretaker, Rick, from an evil witch’s mind-control spell, but the loss he endured extends well beyond his memory. To make matters worse, compensating for his absence could cost her the job she loves and the strength she needs. When a new supernatural threat leaves Grateful for dead, a vampire ally saves her life but at a price. Her assailant’s calling card makes it clear she’s marked for death, possibly by her goddess mother. With the help of her half-sister Polina, can Grateful gain the power she needs to win Rick back and beat the goddess at her own game?

Available at Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, Smashwords

Tour giveaway Genevieve is giving away 1prize pack consisting of: Genevieve Jack prize pack Genevieve Jack Book Bag Signed set of paperbacks, Books 1-3 only;

It’s Good to be the Queen T-shirt (choice of medium or large only);

$25 iTunes or Amazon gift card (Winner’s Choice) Open to US Shipping

You an enter by filling out the Rafflecopter here: Rafflecopter giveaway

About the Author Genevieve Jack is a former registered nurse turned author of weird, witty, and wicked-hot paranormal romance. She grew up in a suburb of Chicago and attended a high school rumored to be haunted. There she developed a love for old cemeteries and ghost tours. Today, she specializes in original, cross-genre stories with surprising twists. She lives in Illinois with her husband, two children, and a  Brittany spaniel named Riptide, who holds down her feet while she writes.

Connect with Genevieve here:

http://www.GenevieveJack.com

https://twitter.com/Genevieve_Jack

https://www.facebook.com/AuthorGenevieveJack

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Christina OW–Fate Reborn book Tour

Author Christina Ow recently connected with me about her Dukkha Fate series and her novel Fate Reborn, which releases on January 30th. I thought it looked great and that my readers here might think so too. So i asked Christina to tell stop by to tell us a bit about it. Christina, take it away.

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Dukkha Fate Series

When a man with an ancient grudge meets and falls in love with the innocent girl who’s life was ruined by his vendetta, complicated isn’t word enough to describe the situation he finds himself in. His chance with her would be shot to hell if she were to find out his role in her family’s death. She would probably take the news that he was 325 year old werewolf much better.

About the series:

– Sweet Romance.

-Interracial, Multicultural, New Adult, Paranormal, Werewolf.
-Hero is Native American, heroine is African American with East African origins.

-It’s a saga with five installments.

-Fate Reborn begins with 18th Century Native America before leaping to the 21st Century.

Fate Reborn (Dukkha Fate Series #1) Blurb:

Fate Reborn by Christina OwAshat is a werewolf who’s lived three centuries in sorrow and torment after his family was killed by an enemy-Baku. The only way he is able to bear his long life is drinking himself into a drunken stupor, women and hunting down Baku. His world suddenly changes when he meets Merilee and he is finally able to love and be happy again.

Merilee lost her family in a fire when she was five. However she isn’t too sure about that, her nightmares show her something very different to what her shrink has been telling her for thirteen years. She was raised by her two adoptive sisters Ann and Maria in an orphanage. She has a fear of letting people in and losing them. This fear makes her put up with an obnoxious boyfriend Steve until she’s finally gets the courage to get rid of him.
She finally meets a man who she instantly has a crush on and ultimately falls in love with after their first night together.

But Merilee and Ashat have met before in the worst of situations.

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****Christina has informed me that there is a novella related to Fate Reborn entitled The Beginning. If The Beginningreaders would like to read it for free, they should sign up for her Newsletter.

Author Christina OwAuthor Bio

Christina OW writes suspense, thrillers, erotica, interracial and multicultural romance books. She is the author of Contemporary, Fantasy, Paranormal, Regency Romance books and a poet of currently 3 titles. She loves reading novels that take her on a ride of wild emotions. Books have always been an escape for her, for a few hours she gets to live the lives of characters she grows to cherish and admire. She’s always had an active imagination and because of it has lived in her head more than she has been in the outside world. She always imagined scenarios and wondered how they would turn out in the end, and what kind of emotions they would invoke. Thus began her writing career.


Author Links

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Christina-OW/254729541266869

Twitter https://twitter.com/Christina_OW

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5817911.Christina_OW

Website http://tmdangel.wix.com/chrisitnaow

Blog https://christinaow.wordpress.com/
Amazon Page http://www.amazon.com/Christina-OW/e/B00A8XYFM8/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

Newsletter Sigh Up http://tmdangel.wix.com/chrisitnaow#!news-and-events/c1pz

Book List http://tmdangel.wix.com/chrisitnaow#!books/cnec

Sounds great, Christina! Thank you for visiting with us today, and good luck with Fate Reborn.

Release day–SEDITIOUS The Fourth Novel in @Emily__Guido ‘s The Light-Bearer Series

Today, I have my sweet friend, and a fine writer of paranormal romance, Emily Guido. She’s about to release the fourth novel in her Light-bearer series and I invited her to tell ya’ll a little about it.

Emily Guido's Light-Bearer series

 

SEDITIOUS

The Fourth Novel in The Light-Bearer Series

Seditious by Emily Guido

Synopsis

Seditious is the perfect title for the 4th book in The Light-Bearer Series. This book captures jealously, deceit, and restoration of love flawlessly.

Life at the Castle Charmeine is blissful until reality of the ruling the Elder Council of the Blood-Hunters causes decent. An unexpected depth to both Tabbruis and Dmitri’s personalities humanizes both men.

This novel shows a side to Tabbruis and Charmeine’s relationship which will throw any reader of The Light-Bearer Series off kilter. Seditious is the continuation of their romantic and turbulent love story and mission on Earth to battle Lucifer’s minions!

Lord Cromwell is a lethal Blood-Hunter who has escaped the Elder Council Prison. He sends his beautiful agent to cause destruction to those who live at the Castle Charmeine.

Bathsheba is a deadly, sexy, and vicious siren who threatens Charmeine and Baby Hunter. Not just with her present actions, but, with the past she shares with Tabbruis and Dmitri. However, the family works together to unravel Bathsheba’s deadly secrets.

Just when you think they are in the clear, a more heinous and ominous villain waits in the wings to tear apart our ill-fated lovers, Charmeine and Tabbruis.

Seditious is a heart wrenching and exciting story of passion, betrayal, and redemption you will not want to miss!

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Excerpt from SEDITIOUS the Fourth Novel in The Light-Bearer Series

Charmeine knew this beautiful woman was a very powerful Blood-Hunter. She felt Baby Hunter kicking and fought to control her anxiety.

“Ah, yes, very good gentlemen. We have her now.” The mysterious woman told the men in a thick, French accent. She gazed with wide spellbinding eyes at Charmeine. She looked like a cat ready to pounce on her prey.

The man who held Charmeine pushed her to go out the terrace doors.

She knew this was a kidnapping and worried for Baby Hunter. Charmeine struggled to gain some kind of fighting advantage.

The Light-Bearers practiced their self-defense skills with her daughter, Sandra, and worked on how to get out these hand-binding holds. After Charmeine’s encounters with Pascal, she never wanted to feel helpless again.

With speed and accuracy, Charmeine used her power to fly up backwards over the head of the Blood-Hunter. She broke out of his grip. Immediately, she leveled him with a powerful and fierce bolt of white electricity which stunned him into a stupor.

Percival took this opportunity to sweep the legs of the man who held him. He stunned his assailant, and made him fall down in pain with a green charge which ran through his body.

“Use your light for Athena!” Charmeine yelled to Percival.

Percival threw a green lightning bolt at the man who held Athena.

Within a second, the Blood-Hunter was on the ground. A green current cursed through him.

“Halt!” the Blood-Hunter woman demanded.

Charmeine looked up and a hand gun was aimed at her belly.

The woman widened her indigo eyes with her fangs exposed. She threatened, “You really never know where a bullet will go? Do you?” she laughed.

Her maniacal giggles curdled Charmeine’s blood. She could tell the Blood-Hunter woman was telling the truth.

“Yes, the bullet could just land somewhere very unhealthy for your unborn spawn.” She circled Charmeine like a shark swimming around its prey. “Not that hurting spawn of this Light-Bearer scum would matter,” she quipped in a matter-of-fact way.

Charmeine began to feel waves of nausea and fought the urge to be sick.

“The offspring is just a by-product.” With a sinister laugh the woman scoffed, “Yes, a by-product which should be tossed aside and thrown away like the trash it is . . . as soon as we cut it out of you!”

She began to laugh with a vicious tone and stuck the gun in Charmeine’s belly ready to pull the trigger.

Available at Amazon.

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Please answer at least 5 of the following questions:

On a similar note (pun intended), what music (genre, artist, etc.) most inspires your writing?

I like to listen to classical or easy listening music with headphones on. I hate being interrupted while I write, so sometimes, I stay up all night and write.

Which of your own stories is your favorite?

I don’t know if I have a favorite story since it’s a series. However, I would love to have dinner with Dmitri. He is the oldest and wisest of all the Blood-Hunters. But he still is totally gorgeous with long black hair and deep blue hypnotic eyes. He has a sense of humor like you wouldn’t believe. I don’t think Dmitri would like anything else but blood for dinner, but I would chomp on my steak while listening to his interesting stories about his past on Earth and look into his dreamy blue eyes. Totally got a thing for Dmitri, sorry, he is my fav!

 

What advice would you give to aspiring writers?

Keep writing and know social media to promote your book but also just say to yourself each day this mantra…

It only takes one…

One person to read your book

One person to tell another person about your book

One person to buy your book

And so on…

Tell me about your current work-in-progress and what your plans are for it.

SEDITIOUS is my fourth novel in The Light-Bearer Series and is coming out shortly, published by PDMI Publishing. YEAH! In a month it will be out on pre-sell on Amazon. SEDITIOUS is the perpetuation of Tabbruis and Charmeine’s love affair. They are enjoying life until the reality of ruling the Elder Council and Temple Guards come crashing down on them. Then a sexy, mysterious and gorgeous woman appears at the Castle Charmeine ready to take what she wants by orders of her Master, Lord Cromwell. Twists and turns, ups and downs are in in this novel of passion and redemption.

What is your ultimate goal as a writer? (To write for pleasure? To be a best-selling author? Something else?)

I write strictly for pleasure. Oh yes, I dream of having my books read around the world. However, if I did this for money or to be famous, I would have never gotten this far. My goal is to enjoy and pass on this wonderful story of The Light-Bearer Series! I have spent a lot of money making these books come to life and promoting them. I also network. I have spent hours promoting these books. It is a labor of love, and if I make anything, I just put it back into the books and promotion.

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Author Emily Guido Bio

Emily Guido is Paranormal Romance Author. She was inspired to start writing The Light-Bearer Series because one day she got an idea of two star-crossed lovers which needed to have their story told.

The Light-Bearer Series is Young Adult, Paranormal Romance, with Vampires, Angels, Action and Adventure.

The novels Charmeine, Mactus, Accendo, Seditious, Ransom and Conundrum are the continuation of the wonderful adventures of the inhabitants of The Castle Charmeine!

Emily is currently works for a Fortune 500 Company and has a Master of Business Administration.

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Links to any social media that apply to you (your blog, Twitter, Facebook page, Tumblr, etc.) and buy links.

Emily’s Stalker Links

Emily Guido – Email guido.emily@gmail.com

Emily Guido – Author WEBSITE

Emily Guido – Author FACEBOOK Page

Emily Guido – Author TWITTER

 

Buy links – Amazon

 Seditious is available at Amazon.

CHARMEINE the First Novel in The Light-Bearer Series on Amazon

MACTUS the Second Novel in The Light-Bearer Series on Amazon

ACCENDO the Third Novel in The Light-Bearer Series on Amazon

Coming Soon

 

SEDITIOUS the Fourth Novel in The Light-Bearer Series

RANSOM the Fifth Novel in The Light-Bearer Series

Thanks for being with us today, Emily. And best of luck with SEDITIOUS!

#BlackFriday paperback and #ebook #sale

Doesn’t everyone love unwrapping gifts for Christmas/Yule? Well, I do. I thought then, I’d give you all who like it too a little treat. For Black Friday, the paperbacks of select titles of my body of work will be on sale.

First for the paranormal or Christmas mystery lover, my Christmas paranormal mystery romance MURDER UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR is also on sale. List Price= $8.25, is on sale for $8.05.
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‘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?

This one is…well, a little higher on the heat scale than my other books. If you’d like it, it’s available at Createspace or Amazon.

For the New Adult fantasy or fairy tale lover, CHANGELING’S CROWN is on sale:

CHANGELINGS CROWNChangeling’s Crown

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…

List Price: $9.50 for $1 off=$8.50. You can order a copy at Createspace, or Amazon.
The Artist's InheritanceFor The Paranormal fan on your list, THE ARTIST’S INHERITANCE is also on sale: $10.99 for $9.25

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 an old Welsh 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.

You can get it at Createspace or Amazon.

They should all be on sale at Amazon too, but I recommend Createspace for the best deal this morning.

And finally, I’ve just learned my publisher, The Wild Rose Press, has put the ebook of  mya Celtic flavored paranormal romance, PASSION’S SACRED DANCE, on sale for 40% off.
Synopsis:

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.

You can get it here.

I hope you find something you’ll enjoy!