Friday, 19 December 2014

Winter Warm-Up Blog Hop - Fall for an Angel #HopswithHeart #giveaway #futuristic #UF



Welcome to my post for the Winter Warm-Up blog hop! I LOVE Christmas. These days I don't expect to find much under the tree for myself, as I have three little monsters, but I love all the build up. We have a family tradition of letting the children choose and buy a new tree decoration each year for themselves, and this year they decorated the tree entirely by themselves! (Well, except for the lights. That's still something hubs and I prefer to do). It makes for a random collection of decorations, but each one means something more to the kids as they recognize the ones they've chosen or made from previous years. Eldest is now tall enough to reach the top and place the star, while youngest no longer tries to play catch with the ornaments.

And today is doubly exciting for me. Today also sees the release of my first angel story, a futuristic urban fantasy featuring an incubus as my hero.

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Available from...Breathless Press
Amazon US | Amazon UK
How far would you fall for love?

Centuries ago, guardian angel Lucien committed a terrible sin. He gave into his own desires and revealed himself to the mortal woman he'd been charged to protect. By kissing her, he condemned himself. Torn of his wings and his angelic powers, thrown down into the City Below, Lucien now serves Satan as an incubus who claims souls for his master from the City Above, and who feeds on the energy stolen from his mortal lovers. Dark, sexy and charming, he's been top of his league for decades uncounted.

Until His Infernal Highness decides to send Lucien looking for a lost angel. Lucien has no idea what he did to deserve such a punishment, and the touch of an angel could destroy him. Yet the challenge and the potential kudos of seducing one of his former heavenly kin leads him on.

But when he finds the angel, he learns he still has more to lose than his already forsaken soul.

***

To celebrate my release and the Winter Warm-Up Blog Hop, I'm offering one commenter a digital format of their choice of No Angel. To enter, please tell me what (or maybe who) you'd like to find under the Christmas tree this year, plus your email addy. Winner will be chosen Wednesday 24th December.

Blog Hop Grand Prize - $75 Amazon Gift Card!

To enter, you must use the rafflecopter below. Only one entry per person. The winner will be drawn using random.org on Tuesday 23rd December.

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  To get back to the Romance Blog Hop site, click HERE.

Or hop to the other blogs in the event via the inlinkz below. Happy Holidays!


#Release Day - No Angel #futuristic #urbanfantasy

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It's here! Release day for my futuristic urban fantasy short, No Angel. Come and meet Lucien de la Vae, my fallen guardian angel, as he embarks on a quest that could destroy him. You can find out more at my hosts below, along with a selection of excerpts. Enjoy!



Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Tuesday #Teaser - The Lady is Blue by @AuroraSpringer #scifi #romance


Blurb
The peaceful human colonists on the remote planet of Eden welcome alien refugees in their crippled spaceship. The alien Atrapako have spiky crests, sharp claws, and scales of four colors covering massive humanoid bodies. Their rigid class system conflicts with the party-loving human society. The intrepid Dr. Lucy Stannis, a scientist and undercover agent of Terra, is both curious and suspicious of the aliens. She befriends the captain of the alien spaceship, the impressive and devious Blue, Sa Kamizan Veedak, who led the escape from their hostile home planet through the hazards of space to the safety of Eden. Their tenuous friendship is threatened by assassination attempts, and sabotage by humans and aliens. They must learn to fight together to survive. What strange secret are the Atrapako hiding? Can they overcome their cultural instincts and co-exist peacefully with humans on Eden? Lucy struggles to discover the secret of the aliens in a race against time before the colony is lost. 

Excerpt
She leapt over the line with a warning yell. Just as the Red hit the floor, two Atrapako raced across the line behind Sa Kamizan. Both wielded long knives. Sa Kamizan was alerted to the new threat and tackled the bulky Red close to him. He was still unaware of Lucy and the second assailant.
Lucy jumped into the center, drawing the attention of the second attacker. The Blue rushed towards her, brandishing a wide blade like a meat cleaver. Just as she had anticipated, the young Blue swept his blade down with his whole strength. The cleaver slashed toward her head. With an agile sidestep, she avoided the blow and grabbed his arm, jerking down strongly. The thin Blue slammed to the ground and slid across the floor. The knife whirled from his grasp.
Lucy straightened and looked up. Sa Kamizan was staring at her in amazement. He was wild-eyed and panting from exertion. Two Reds lay on the floor, and he held another sword. The crowd was deathly silent.
He stepped over the red bodies to Lucy. “Do you have a weapon?”
She drew out her laser. “I’ll demonstrate,” she said fiercely. She swiveled in a half circle, menacing the spectators with her weapon. Then, she raised the laser and sliced through the cord supporting a large banner mounted on one wall. The banner crashed to the ground as several nearby Atrapako jumped out of the way.
Sa Kamizan wielded a knife in each hand. “Hold the gun ready, Lucy.” He draped one large arm casually over her shoulders. “We walk out slowly.”



Bio:
Aurora Springer is a scientist morphing into a novelist. She has composed science fiction and fantasy stories for as long as she can remember.  In 2014, she achieved a lifelong ambition by becoming a published novelist. She was born in the UK, and has a PhD in molecular biophysics. In her day job, she imagines how molecules work together to create life. She lives in Atlanta, USA with her husband, a dog and the requisite two cats to lie on her laptop. In her novels, she enjoys expressing humor and a wild imagination with weird new characters and worlds, while sometimes exploring serious problems.

Follow Aurora at:
http://AuroraSpringerNovels.blogspot.com
Twitter: @AuroraSpringer
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Monday, 15 December 2014

No Angel - #Release Tour #futuristic #UF #PNR

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Today the release tour for No Angel begins! Meet my fallen angel Lucien, and his hunt for a one of his former heavenly kin in a city of the future. Will he find it? And will he even survive the encounter?!

Below you can find my hosts for the tour, running from now until the 23rd December. Follow along to find out more about the Lucien, Miranda, and the far future setting for their story. Enjoy!

16th Katie Babbles
16th Foreplay and Fangs (excerpt)
19th RELEASE DAY BLITZ
19th Love Romance Passion (Choosing a publisher tips)
23rd Nanee McGee (spotlight)
23rd Pamaceeve (spotlight)

Book Spotlight - Doorway to Destiny #fantasy #scifi #boxset #99c

Grab a 13 story box set for just 99c!


Short Description:

This collection of eleven fantasy and science fiction novels and two anthologies will transport you to strange and exciting worlds to share in the tragedies and triumphs of complex yet endearing heroes and heroines. Discover the gripping works of authors TC Southwell and Vanessa Finaughty and be swept away by magical adventures, epic battles and futuristic voyages to unknown universes.

Long Description:

With eight novels by TC Southwell and three novels and two anthologies by Vanessa Finaughty, this box set offers fantasy and sci-fi lovers escapism that will keep you up long past your bedtime. Dive into fantastic worlds and meet fascinating characters whose trials and tribulations will enchant and inspire. Discover how a vengeful assassin reshapes the fate of three kingdoms and share in a quest to discover the origins of mankind, then follow the tale of a young queen's fight to be free with the aid of a combat cyborg. Two short story anthologies spice up the fare with dragons, sorcerers and magic galore, and a child of another god strives to save his world from mankind's ravages. When a mortal dark god treads a tragic path as he rises to destroy the Overworld, a brave young girl risks her life to try to change his savage ways. Each hero and heroine takes a definitive step through a doorway to destiny as he or she seeks to right wrongs and save worlds.

Doorway to Destiny links

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PRICE: 99c for a limited time only!


About TC Southwell

T. C. Southwell was born in Sri Lanka and moved to the Seychelles when she was a baby. She spent her formative years exploring the islands – mostly alone. Naturally, her imagination flourished and she developed a keen love of other worlds. The family travelled through Europe and Africa and, after the death of her father, settled in South Africa.

T. C. Southwell has written over thirty fantasy and science fiction novels, as well as five screenplays. Her hobbies include motorcycling, horse riding and art, and she is now a full-time writer.

Links



About Vanessa Finaughty

Vanessa Finaughty is an author of many genres who now focuses on fantasy and science fiction. She’s published 15 books, of which 6 are fantasy. Vanessa grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, and still lives there with her husband of fifteen years, her baby daughter and plenty of furry, four-legged ‘children’.

Vanessa has always been passionate about books, and knew from a young age that she wanted to write them one day. She loves animals, coffee and the smell of wet grass, and hates liars, sweltering weather and long queues. Her interests include reading, photography, the supernatural, mythology, aliens and outer space, ancient history, life’s mysteries and martial arts, of which she has five years’ experience.

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Friday, 12 December 2014

The SFR Brigade Showcase #3 - A Demon stalks the streets of the future #futuristic #UF


The end of the year is fast approaching, and with it my last release for 2014. For my December Showcase, I'm sharing a snippet of my futuristic urban fantasy - No Angel - and introducing my oh so charming incubus, Lucien (think fallen angels meet Bladerunner, lol).


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He stalked the streets of the city, the part that he had an unspoken claim on. Around him, those few humans venturing into the cold, wet weather walked with silver rain sticks in their raised hands, the buzz of invisible energy umbrellas keeping them dry. Beams of light from flying vehicles criss-crossed the clouded sky above. The odd blaring of collision warnings or irate drivers too impatient to wait their turn at the aerial stop signs broke the incessant hum of traffic. Towers and gothic arches in black marble and black glass surrounded him, glinting in the bright gleam of lurid neons. Mirrored panels reflected the 3D adverts that would spring up in front of commuters, like pranksters leaping out of hiding.
Lucien strode through them all as they tried to seduce him with the latest social drug, eating place, bar, or males and females available for company. Next, it offered things to increase his libido, at which he laughed, then cosmetic alterations to enhance his appearance. Lucien snorted. As an angel, he’d been beautiful. As a demon, he’d kept his looks, but his demonic nature had sharpened his high cheekbones and narrowed his face, turned his already dark skin a shade darker. He could class himself as drop dead gorgeous and appreciate the utter literal nature of the phrase.
When that failed, the ads tried targeting him with off-world travel as they followed him around. Lucien smiled. He already belonged to another world that most humans might have forgotten they could reach. Little did they know it would still be their final destination.
At last, even the holographic advertising left him alone. Contrary to what humanity might think, the supernatural beings of this world had adapted to technology, if somewhat more slowly than their mortal cousins. There were demons on the outer planets too, and new versions of Hell that linked them to the original to ensure the sinners still met the fate they deserved. Crossing space was no defense from supernatural beings who could cross dimensions as yet unknown and unexplored by the human race.
Brightness caught his eye. A woman, tall, artificially blonde but with a mouth and figure as lush as one of his succubi sisters. Her gaze met his for an instant, then fluttered away shyly. Lucien sidled to a stop alongside and turned to look at her fully. She hesitated, also halting. A blush colored her fair cheeks.
“I’m sorry, do I know you?” A hint of uncertainty in her voice. She hadn’t quite fallen under his thrall. Yet.
“In another life, perhaps. My name is Lucien.” He took her hand and kissed it, a custom so ancient it was now only seen in old movie archives. But every visible inch of her skin flushed a shade of rose in response, and she smiled. Her blue eyes glazed over as his full charm overpowered any resistance she might have put up. She was all his in that moment.
“Annalise,” she breathed.
“Beautiful Annalise,” he purred, and felt her shiver. “Take me home with you.”
Without another word, she did.
***
Please check out the other participants in the showcase by clicking the banner above, or click HERE.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

EPIC news announcement

I have an addiction to shiny things, and that includes awards. Two of my top ambitions as an author are a PRISM award and an EPIC. And yesterday I thought I'd missed out on the EPIC again after seeing someone tweet they were a finalist while my inbox remained sadly devoid of any notification. Ah well. Another year, another book, I thought.

But this morning I did a random check of my Spam folder, and sitting there was a message from the eBook Judge Coordinator, subject line EPIC's eBook Awards Finalist! Woo hoo! My YA SF Gethyon - already a SFR Galaxy award winner at the start of this year - is one of four finalists in their science fiction category. What an awesome start to the day! And I had shiny things.



Aren't they pretty?! Of course, there's no telling if I'll actually be the winner - I have to wait until mid-March to know that - but just being a finalist has made me one very happy author. You can check out my fellow finalists at the EPIC website HERE

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Tuesday Teaser - Spark Rising by @KateCorcino #scifi #dystopia #romance

Releases 15th December

In this scene from Spark Rising, Lena Gracey has been waiting for Agent Alex Reyes at a safe house. He got her into trouble (via her arrest), and after helping her escape custody by way of pushing her to her limits and causing an explosion, he’s determined to get her out of the city and…to safety. Of course, their ideas of safety may differ.

Excerpt from Spark Rising

Wincing and favoring his left side, Reyes pulled the straps of a bag he’d been wearing slung across his back over his head.
“Oh, yeah,” Lena mumbled, mostly to herself. “Broken ribs.”
He glanced over, shrugging his right shoulder in acknowledgment of his injury.
She’d forgotten to offer to help him back at Ace’s. She hadn’t offered when he got here, either. He had broken ribs because of her. He’d spent the last day and night in serious pain.
“Come here,” she said hoarsely, beckoning him over.
Reyes made one startled sweep of her and the cot. His brows rose. “Enticing as you are, Lena,” he drawled, “That’s really not what you need right now. I’m going to have to pass.”
Her mouth fell open. She snapped it shut. “I’m offering to fix your ribs, Reyes. Or do you like being in pain and short of breath?”
“Fix my ribs?” He stopped working at the knot securing a rectangular flap over the bag’s opening. She had his full attention now. “You can do that?”
She shrugged. Then, unable to help it, she smirked. “I’m multi-talented. I can smash a room over you and break your ribs. And then I can fix them.”
His guffaw almost sounded like a cough of pain. He settled the bag and crossed to her.
Lena gestured. “Take off your shirt.”
He hissed out a breath as he pulled it over his head.
Her gaze rose with it, flowing over the skin revealed by the rising shirt, then made a slower return trip back down over his chest and abdomen. Yes, he was a finely built man.
She focused on the offending ribs. Livid bruises spread across his side and curved around to his back. She made a spinning motion with her fingers.
He dutifully turned. “This isn’t going to hurt, is it?”
She met his suspicious gaze, struggling to hold back a laugh. “No, Reyes. It isn’t going to hurt.”
“I’m fine with pain,” he growled, “I just like a little warning.”
She lifted her hands and placed them on his warm skin. She traced the contours of his ribs around her hands. Where his skin curved over the muscle and bones of his chest and abdomen, his olive tone paled. She focused in, past his skin, her vision blurring as she called to the Dust living within him. They woke and swarmed to the site of Reyes’s injured ribs. She told them how to pulse, and they sent currents of energy into his bones and the bruised flesh surrounding them to stimulate his cells. She could feel his skin warm under her hands and instructed a slight adjustment. Just a little more and then—
“Stop.” Reyes’s voice, tinged with alarm, intruded on her thoughts. “Lena! Stop!”
His rough hands pulled her own away from his skin. He held her arms between them and gave them a small shake to get her attention. His eyes were wide and alarmed.
She blinked. She gave a final instruction and sighed, pulling away from the Dust. “What?”
“You’re glowing.” He swallowed. He didn’t release her arms, as if he thought he might have to hold her up.
“Yeah? Sparks do that. I’m overdue for grounding because of…because of what happened.”
“No. Lena. You’re….” His words trailed off. He shook his head. “It’s not the Spark latent bloom. Only we can see that. This is different. You’re actually….” He shook his head and released her to hold one hand up between them and the wall. The stark dark outline of his hand appeared on it, a shadow cast by her. “You’re actually lighting the room. I’ve never seen anything like this. Are you okay?”
“I’m fine.” Except she couldn’t look away from the shadows she cast on the wall.
He dropped his arm to get her attention. “How’s your head?”
Instead of answering, she lifted her hand. She was glowing, the Dust beneath her skin incandescent. It wasn’t subtle, either.
“My head is fine.” There wasn’t even a twinge of over-stimulation migraine. Nothing. She looked from her arm to his face.
Reyes stared at her, fascination and a kind of fear at war on his face.
“What about you?” she asked him.
He frowned. “Me?”
“How are your ribs?”
“Oh!” He moved gingerly, then a little more vigorously. He raised his brows and tried an experimental twist to the side. He seemed to have close to full range of motion. “It’s really good. So, you know, when you’re giving lessons, that’ll be a good trick to know.” He nodded before he added, “Unless I’ll start glowing.”

In lieu of preorders for Spark Rising, through 12/14/14, I’d be delighted to offer a free review copy e-ARC of Spark Rising to those interested. Please contact me at katiecorcino@gmail.com with your preferred format. Thank you!
(psst, I gave this book a five star rating AND a review quote because it's THAT awesome! ~Pippa Jay)

Blurb for Spark Rising
All that’s required to ignite a revolution is a single spark rising.
Two hundred years after the cataclysm that annihilated fossil fuels, Sparks keep electricity flowing through their control of energy-giving Dust. The Council of Nine rebuilt civilization on the backs of Sparks, offering citizens a comfortable life in a relo-city in exchange for power, particularly over the children able to fuel the future. The strongest of the boys are taken as Wards and raised to become elite agents, the Council’s enforcers and spies. Strong girls—those who could advance the rapidly-evolving matrilineal power—don’t exist. Not according to the Council.
Lena Gracey died as a child, mourned publicly by parents desperate to keep her from the Council. She was raised in hiding until she fled the relo-city for solitary freedom in the desert. Lena lives off the grid, selling her power on the black market.
Agent Alex Reyes was honed into a calculating weapon at the Ward School to do the Council’s dirty work. But Alex lives a double life. He’s leading the next generation of agents in a secret revolution to destroy those in power from within.
The life Lena built to escape her past ends the day Alex arrives looking for a renegade Spark.


Biography
Kate Corcino is a reformed shy girl who found her voice (and uses it...a lot). She believes in magic, coffee, Starburst candies, genre fiction, descriptive profanity, and cackling over wine with good friends. She’s been a legal videographer, a teacher, and a law student, and believes in chasing dreams. She also believes in the transformative power of screwing up and second chances. Cheers to works-in-progress of the literary and lifelong variety!

She is currently gearing up for the dual releases of Ignition Point and Spark Rising, the first books in the Progenitor Saga, a near future post-apocalyptic dystopian adventure series with romantic elements, science, magic, and plenty of action.
She lives in her beloved desert in the southwestern United States with her husband, several children, three dogs, two cats, and a fat, happy guinea pig.
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Sunday, 7 December 2014

12 Days of Christmas #Giveaway @BreathlessPress


Who wants free books? Of course you do. To celebrate Christmas, my publisher Breathless Press is offering TWO free book a day for its newsletter subscribers. It's so simple. All you have to do is sign up HERE, and for 12 days (starting the 14th December) you'll be able to get a free book - a different one each day! (pssst, my futuristic urban fantasy No Angel will be one of the titles up for grabs, giving you the chance to meet my charming incubus Lucien de la Fae). But here's the full list:

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

When Dark Falls - the #superhero tour continues!

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All Romance eBooks | Bookstrand
Smashwords | Barnes&Noble
Amazon US | Amazon UK
So the tour for When Dark Falls continues this month, leading up until the release of my next title. Below you can find my awesome hosts for the remainder of the tour, and there's a special contest running. You could get a mention in the sequel AND a digital format of the book!

December
3rd Vanessa Finaughty - spotlight
5th Reading, Writing and Me - Five Things
6th Everyday Fangirl - Musical inspiration
8th Scotian Realm - interview
10th Upon the Wings of Greater Things - excerpt
10th My Creative Desk  - excerpt
11th Winter Bayne - excerpt
14th Ian Smith - interview
16th Misa Buckley
18th Lyndi Alexander

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Tuesday Teaser - Euphoria/Dysphoria #scifi #dystopia #biopunk #f/f #giveaway




Euphoria/Dysphoria
Michelle Browne and Nicolas Wilson

Genre: Science Fiction/dystopian biopunk

Date of Publication: 11/20/2014

ISBN:
ASIN:

Number of pages: 252
Word Count: 63,000 words
Cover Artist: Katie de Long

Book Description:

Execution above or extinction below...

“Please help me. I'm pregnant.”

A chance encounter with a fugitive has turned Christine's life into a nightmare.

Survival is hard enough in the poverty-stricken streets of the Lower Blocks, and this woman is far from the first to flee the Engineers who oversee the City. But now Christine's a target: hunted by the aristocracy, her future uncertain, and past laid bare. And a person with Christine's powers can't afford to be caught.
Humanity built the Foundation to elevate themselves from the poisoned earth, but Christine and Ilsa must choose whether to descend to hell below, or remain in hell above.

From post-apocalyptic authors Nicolas Wilson (Homeless), and Michelle Browne (The Underlighters) comes Euphoria/Dysphoria, a biopunk dystopia.
  
Excerpt:

“Don’t walk too fast, don’t avoid peoples’ eyes, and remember—if anyone asks where you should be, the factory on this Level is a few buildings away from the shelter. If you backtrack a bit, you can lose them and then keep moving. They won’t expect to find you on another Block, so aim for the bridge to the west.” Some part of Christine hoped that she might conclude her lesson with, “And now, I’ve helped you more than I should’ve, so don’t look for more.”

She knew, logically, that the frightened woman had already signed her up for Service, and that even ditching her now wouldn’t keep Christine in the Engineers’ good graces.

 ***

About the Authors


Michelle Browne:

Michelle Browne is a sci fi/fantasy writer from Calgary, AB. She has a cat and a partner-in-crime. Her days revolve around freelance editing, jewelry, phuquerie, and nightmares. She is currently working on the next books in her series, other people's manuscripts, and drinking as much tea as humanly possible.

She is all over the internet, far too often for anyone’s sanity, and can be found in various places.









Nicolas Wilson:

Nicolas Wilson is a published journalist, graphic novelist, and novelist. He lives in the rainy wastes of Portland, Oregon with his wife, four cats and a dog.

Nic's work spans a variety of genres, from political thriller to science fiction and urban fantasy. He has several novels currently available, and many more due for release in the next year. Nic's stories are characterized by his eye for the absurd, the off-color, and the bombastic.

For information on Nic's books, and behind-the-scenes looks at his writing, visit www.nicolaswilson.com








Tour giveaway

5 ebook copies of Euphoria/Dysphoria and swag packages containing a pendant, bookmarks, etc.

Open to shipping within the US or Canada only.
Go to the giveaway HERE.


Monday, 1 December 2014

Meet the #Author Monday - Sheri Verlarde @Sher_V #glbt #fallenangel #romance

Welcome Sheri Verlarde to the blog!



Please tell us a bit about yourself: Well in addition to writing romance, fantasy and horror fiction, I am an independent comic creator, an artist and a jewelry maker. When I am not busy creating something, I can be found hanging out with my fiancé and our two dogs, Charlie and Eowyn.

Tell us about Lost Souls: Lost Souls is the second story in the Gods Behaving Badly world where I have brought gods and other myths into the present day. This story deals with a very lonely fallen angel and a mystery woman who could unlock a future of happiness for her.

What inspired you to write this particular story?: The whole idea for this story sparked from a picture I found while looking for angel pictures. Amy, my rock ‘n’ roll fallen angel, just sprang into my mind and demanded I write her story.


Please share a favourite snippet from your book:

Suddenly she felt a warming sensation shooting through her body, something she had never felt before in her long life. She turned to see what had caused it, or she should say who. A beautiful woman with piercing green eyes and waist-length auburn hair stood in the doorway, casual jeans and black T-shirt hugging her body’s generous curves. She was the most alluring creature Amy had ever seen, and she was staring right at her with a look of intensity in her eyes, as if she had been searching for Amy all along and had finally found her. They stared at each other for what seemed like an eternity before the connection was broken, the pale beauty shaking her head and heading towards an empty seat on the other end of the bar and returning Amy’s senses to her.

With the spell suddenly broken, Amy once again could hear Len finishing up his story as if nothing special had just happened. What the hell was that? Was the woman at the other end of the bar some sort of demon? She had to be magical and otherworldly to cause such a reaction. She certainly had otherworldly looks. Even though her hips and breasts were more ample than most angels and the like, she had the body of a goddess that begged to be touched. Amy shook her head. Len had finished, so she ordered them another round of drinks. As soon as her martini arrived she downed it and immediately signaled for another. If only alcohol affected her like it did most humans she would probably be calming down by now and not worrying about the mystery woman. Instead she still felt strange, like something had come alive inside her for the first time. She risked a glance at the red-headed siren down the way. The subtle temptress was sipping a beer, chatting with a bartender on that side of the bar. Suddenly she laughed and her whole face lit up, causing Amy to at once be jealous of the bartender and to want to be next to this woman and be the one making her laugh.

She must have been staring, for Len interrupted her inner turmoil. “She’s a looker, all right. A woman with curves too, not one of those too-skinny Hollywood types. They’re a rarity out here nowadays. If I were younger I might try to fight you for her.” He laughed. “Of course, if she picks you I would be out of the running anyways; you know, that pesky penis and all.”

It was Amy’s turn to laugh. “You know some women like both men and women.”

Len winked knowingly at her. “So I have been told. But I’ve never taken you to be the sharing sort of gal. Now get over there and let one of us live the fantasy tonight. After all, we are rock stars, go act like one!”


Which comes first for you – a character's looks, personality or name?:Usually looks. The picture above was the origin of this whole story in this case. Then personality. Names are always the last and hardest for me.

Any tips for aspiring authors?:Take the time to actually write. Talking about writing is not writing, only sitting down and writing will ever yield a finished piece. There will never be a perfect time to write, you just need to make it part of your life.

Questions for fun:
If you had the power of time travel, is there anything you would go back and change? Why/why not?:I don’t know if I would. I try to learn from everything in my life, good and bad, and I think that is what has made me who I am today. I was going to answer to go back and discover the exact moment my body’s cells started going haywire which led to cancer, but I wouldn’t even go back to stop that. My battle with cancer is what gave me the courage to try writing for a living and I love being an author and would never want to change that.

What super-power would you choose?:I think I would want the ability to heal people from illness and wounds.

If you could have three wishes, what would they be?:I would wish for a cure to all major disease, like cancer, MS, Parkinson’s, etc.. I would make teleportation travel possible so everyone could travel as they wished. And I would not want to have to worry about money ever again, I don’t need to be rich, but not worries would be good.

Coffee, tea or wine?: Tea, used to be coffee but health reasons pushed me to tea, which is also delightful!

What is your favourite book? (aside from one of your own!): Lord of the Rings Trilogy, has been since I was 10 years old.

Favourite genre and why?:Fantasy, I fell in love with that genre when I read Tolkien as a child. I still try to throw in some fantasy or paranormal in most things that I write.

Favourite colour?: Blue and black

Upcoming news and plans for the future?: The third installment of the Gods Behaving Badly series has just been sent to the publisher and will hopefully be out early next year. I am also happy to announce I will have the first book out in my Defenders of the Realm fantasy series early next year as well. I write and publish a lot, best way to keep up is to check my website and blog. On a personal note I am getting married in 2015 and super excited for that day to come!

Thank you so much for taking the time to talk to us!




Blurb:
Amy is a fallen angel living life on earth as a rock star, embracing her bad behavior and becoming a heavy metal goddess. With the excesses of her new career she almost feels happy. Almost. However something her old friend Aphrodite once promised her is still missing, love.

Jade is a sweet and sexy woman, trying to make a place for herself in this lonely world. Lost in Los Angeles and just looking for a somewhere she belongs. As the holidays approach she only realizes how alone she truly is in the unforgiving city of Lost Souls.

One night these two meet seemingly out of the blue and sparks fly. It is as if something is drawing them towards each other. Now they both are learning what true happiness can feel like, if only some secrets don’t rip them apart before their love even has a chance to bloom.

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