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I am constantly amazed at the support I've gotten with my books. When I started writing a little over five years ago, I never imagined I would even share my stories with anyone. Now, not only have I taken the publishing step, but I've been lucky enough to have readers who have enjoyed my stories. As a writer, there is no greater compliment than hearing someone liked something you wrote. If you guys could see my face when you leave those comments, you'd probably think I was on happy pills. I get uber cheesy. Coveted reached #5 in the United States and #1 in France! And it's all because of you guys! I could never thank you guys enough for sticking by my side, but I can offer a pretty cool giveaway.
TWO people will be chosen as winners (picked randomly through rafflecopter). Each person will win a signed paperback copy of every single one of my books: Craved, Deceived, Coveted, Taming the Wolf, Cupid Painted Blind and Once Upon a Midnight Dreary!! Plus swag: postcards, bookmarks, mouspads, pens.
Coveted will be releasing in 2 days! Fingers-crossed. I've had a bit of a set back due to the person who normally formats my books being too busy to get to mine in time. So I've found someone else and hopefully they'll be able to pull off the task in time.
In October I mentioned releasing a novella series based on the boys of the Everwood pack from my Anna Avery novels. I still plan to write these, but the first one, Wolfsbane & Moonlight will not be out in February as I advertised. Instead, I'm writing a prequel to Taming the Wolf. In Taming the Wolf you guys read about Anna's attack and then its jumps to 3 months later. Becoming the Wolf will be about those 3 months you guys didn't get to read about.
This will be available in February!
*This will not be a full length book
I'm also in the progress of writing Embracing the Wolf , Anna's second book. I plan to release by March/April
Some people have asked if Coveted will be the last Gwen book. It will not. Hexed will be the 4th book. You get a sneak peek of what it will be about in Coveted's epilogue. I plan to release Hexed by July!
In celebration of our newest anthology release, Once Upon a Midnight Dreary, we're featuring an array of exciting giveaways! Don't forget to enter for the grand prize!(The link to enter is above)
As for my giveaway, you have a chance to win a signed paperback copy of Once Upon a Midnight Dreary and a Kindle sleeve, designed by yours truly! (See pictures below)
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Today I have an excerpt from Ashley Robertson's book, Crimson Groves.
Abigail Tate was a normal human girl—until the day Bronx the vampire barges into her life and turns her against her will. Held captive while forced to deal with never-ending cravings for blood, Abby prays for a way to escape. Only when an opportunity arises, it’s with the aid of an innocent human named Tyler—except vampires are forbidden to interact with the unbitten. But Abby quickly learns this human has secrets of his own...secrets that can either help her or get her killed. Only Abby soon discovers that she is the one with the biggest secret of all.
Stone got up and walked over to me. I stopped pacing, and he grabbed my shoulders and turned me around to face him. “You can’t go after him alone,” he murmured.
I couldn’t fight it any longer. Tears trailed down my cheeks. “That’s the only way I’m going. I’m not risking putting anyone else in danger.”
He shook me gently. “What if he overpowers you, if he gains control over your mind? Then no one will be able to stop him. He’ll force you to use your abilities for his victory over anyone who tries to stop him.” He pulled me into a caring embrace, whispering in my ear, “I don’t want that to happen to you. I care too much about you.”
Burrowing my face in his chest, I started crying harder. There was no doubt that he was concerned for me, but I couldn’t think about that right now. Dealing with Tyler would be challenge enough. I couldn’t handle arguing with either of them over something they obviously didn’t understand. Lily was my friend, not theirs. So to ensure my own safety, it was easy for them to feel she was dispensable. But I, on the other hand, felt the polar opposite. I couldn’t just sit back and let Bronx use her. I needed to do something. Lily needed me. If I could release the full potential of my new ability, I could easily take Bronx down.
But could I kill him if it came to it? He would never give up and just let me live without him. He’d made it very clear that I would be his eternal lover. Eternal lover…I cringed at the memory and the realization that his death was my only assurance for my afterlife. If Tyler or Stone were to help me, what would Bronx do to them? The guilt I’d feel if either of them was hurt would destroy me.
Even though the back room was barely lit by the overhead canned lights, suddenly in my mind, brightness shot through it. I hugged Stone tighter, hoping to conceal the glimmer of my thoughts. There could be no reading of my blood tonight.
My final decision to help Lily was made. And I’d be doing it alone.
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Once Upon a Midnight Dreary will be releasing very soon, and I'm very excited about it. I've been reading over the stories and I'm loving all of them. Featured authors include: Lola James, Liz Schulte, C.G. Powell, Olivia Hardin, Mandie Stevens, Cait Lavender and me of course. Below you'll find the covers and blurbs for each story.
We don't have an exact date but the release will be in October! To stay updated please follow along on our Facebook pages.
July 25th marks one year since I published Craved – Book 1 in the Gwen Sparks Series. It’s been an amazing rollercoaster and has forever changed my life. I’ve met some fantastic people, learned a lot and most importantly, found something I want to do with the rest of my life—write.
The support of my readers, friends and family has been amazing to say the least. To show my appreciation, I’ve put together one heck of a giveaway. Because of you guys, Craved reached #1 on Amazon’s bestseller’s list and #5 on Barnes & Noble’s bestseller’s list. Thank you guys for making my first year of being publish something I’ll remember for the rest of my life. Check out what you could win below!
8 Signed Paperbacks from the following authors!!
13 Ebooks from participating authors!!
$100 Amazon Gift Card & $20 Barnes & Noble Gift Card!!
Today I have an interview with Olivia Hardin's characters Jill and Doc from Bitten Shame - Book 2 in the Bend-Bite-Shift trilogy.
Jill Prescott returned from self-imposed seclusion to help save her best friend Devan’s life. Throwing herself into Devan’s problems and bringing an evil organization to its knees might just be the distraction she needs to keep living without the only man she’s ever loved. Her life changed forever when she was hired to spend a week with Doc Massey. On the day she became a vampire her youthful innocence ended, but Doc’s love rescued her from being consumed by the darkness. The shadow of that former life continues to loom over her, keeping her from realizing her own self-worth. Running from her past only brings her closer to a destiny that is inextricably connected to what she is trying to escape…
Every gift has both a reward and a price, because All of it fits…
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Being a fellow author I know how answering the same questions over and over can get a little repetitive. So, I thought getting to know Jill and Doc a little more would be refreshing!
First up is Jill!
1) What is your favorite song?
Ah, that would have to be “Can’t Help Falling in Love.” Love me some Elvis Presley and that’s also a special song for me and Doc. *winks*
2) Favorite thing to paint?
I just like lots of colors. I don’t really have a fav. It’s been a lot of fun painting all the rooms in the hospital with assorted Disney and other cartoon characters.
3) What were you going to school for?
I was studying business. I was never really sure what I’d do with it, but I knew I needed a broad field that would get me somewhere. I mean, I love art and wouldn’t loved to pursued that, but I didn’t have money like Devan did. I needed something more substantial. Or at least that’s what I thought.
4) You seem like a laidback, happy-go-lucky girl. Is there anything you’re afraid of?
The dark? *laughs nervously* I guess deep down I’m just afraid of being alone.
5) What was the first thought that went through your head after learning Doc’s secret?
Uhm… Wow? I wasn’t as surprised as probably some people would have been. I always thought there was more to this world that was on the surface. I thought it was kinda cool.
Alright, Doc you’re up!
1) What is your favorite song?
Well, there’s this song that I once caught Jill dancing to. It isn’t the song so much as I enjoy the way she moves to it. After that first time I saw her… well, let’s just say I’ve watched her dance to it a few times since then. *gets an intense, faraway look in his eyes* I think it’s something like “Damn, I wish I was your lover.” Do you know that one?
Stephanie: Yes, I've heard that one. It's a great song.
2) If I remember correctly, you have a lot of books in your office. Do you have one that is your all-time favorite?
The Count of Monte Cristo had become my favorite over the years. I suppose the idea of the ultimate revenge is one I liked to live vicariously.
3) First thought after learning Jill had started painting the hospital rooms in cheery colors?
My first thought was that she was a presumptuous chit! But that was before I actually saw her work. The abandon with which she used that talent, pouring all of her life and beauty onto the walls. I was awed by it.
4) Were you worried Jill would leave the hospital after learning your secret?
I was worried she would be leave and I was worried she wouldn’t. I warred with myself over it. I couldn’t believe I was good for her and yet, I couldn’t deny how much I wanted to possess her.
5) What is your favorite thing about Jill?
She has a brightness about her. I’d forgotten about life–I mean real, beautiful, youthful life– until she came to me. That is my favorite thing about her. Oh, and the way she scrunches her face when she waves her hand at you and says, “Pfft!”
About the Author
Olivia Hardin realized early on how strange she was to have complete movie-like character dreams as a child. Eventually she began putting those vivid dreams to paper and was rarely without her spiral notebooks full of those mental ramblings. Her forgotten vision of becoming an author was realized when she connected with a group of amazingly talented and fabulous writers who gave her lots of direction and encouragement. With a little extra push from family and friends, she hunkered down to get lost in the words. She's also an insatiable crafter who only completes about 1 out of 5 projects, a jogger who hates to run, and is sometimes accused of being artistic, though she's generally too much of a perfectionist to appreciate her own work. A native Texas girl, Olivia lives in the beautiful Lone Star state with her husband and their puppy Bonnie.