Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Ascension is up for Best Book - Help by voting

The gals over at Whipped Cream reviews sent me an email letting me know The Ascension is up for best book this weekend over on their website. If you aren't already out and about chasing down demons, vampires, werewolves and plying them with candy...

Hop on over to the Whipped Cream website and show your love by voting for The Ascension:


Thursday, October 29, 2009

Can I tempt you with a free read?

In celebration of Halloween AND the release of Forbidden: The Revolution. I've written a free read that's being distributed through my publishers blog. Next month it will also be available on my website and over at All Romance. But why wait? Hope over to today!

Here's the blub for the free read - Forbidden: The Union - Spicy!

Secret agent, sexy vampire and sorcerer Dell Renfield is asked to go undercover with his partner Alex Sanchez in order to stop an immortal serial killer. In order to catch their man Dell not only has to take Alex to his bed, he needs to mark her as his. But he won’t be able to do it alone. He’ll need the help of co-worker and guardian angel, Darius.

In the timeline this free read takes place after Forbidden: The Revolution. But you can read it first for a taste of the hero/heroine. And speaking of The Revolution. Here's the spectacular cover by Natalie Winters and the blurb.

Cursed by magic. Betrayed by lies. Bound together by love.

Forbidden, Book 3

Twenty-five years ago Dell Renfield’s father started a revolution, and Dell plans to finish it. Sorcerer, vampire, secret weapon, he’s spent a lifetime training for his fate. The one distraction he isn’t equipped for? Special Agent Alexandria Sanchez. A woman he desires above all others—and a woman he dare not get close to.

Alex’s love life is already cursed. She doesn’t need the added complication of a sexy new partner. Especially one who’s touch is literally magic. Posing as his lover for the sake of their investigation is pure hell—and pure heaven. Now if she can just get him to quit casting spells long enough to prove she’s capable. And keep her hands to herself in the process.
As they infiltrate a dangerous culture, temptation becomes too much to resist. And their torrid affair triggers an epic battle for power that could forever alter the future for them…and their kind.

Praise for The Ascension!

This just in... 4.5 cherries from Whipped Cream Reviews for The Ascension! Thank you Fern and Whipped Cream Reviews!

WARNING: This book contains one fabulously feisty redheaded heroine, one hunky holy-man-turned-rebel vampire, a group of corrupt religious zealots, women in chains and plenty of scorching hot sex.

"When I read the blurb for 
The Ascension, I was incredibly excited. It sounded like an entirely new take on the vampire genre, and best of all, it was written in a first person a narrative using the hero’s voice. After settling in to read, I knew I’d found something special, and was hooked by the end of the first page...

This is a story that has so many facets, in both the world created and the characters that exist within it. I was fascinated by the concept of a vampire sacrificing his immortality. When Ren claims Violet, she’ll age slowly, but she will not be immortal. In fact, in claiming her, he will become susceptible to harm for the first time in his existence. When she dies, he will too. There are also religious elements that will lure you in. Everyone wants to get to heaven. But how do you do that when Cain, the very man god has cast aside, is the originator of your kind? Not to mention, mating a human as a Dominie is pretty much an instant death sentence?

This book was a thoroughly fascinating read and one I enjoyed very much. There are so many twists and turns, and when they come, you’ll hang on tight and look forward to where the journey takes you."

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

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Autographed book Dragons Prefer Blondes by Candace Havens

E-book Ambient Light by Mandy M Roth

Print book Red Light Specialists by Michelle M Pillow & Mandy M Roth (for Raven Happy Hour)

E-book from N.J. Walters’ backlist (winner's choice)

E-book from Bianca D’Arc’s backlist (winner's choice)

E-book from Candice Gilmer’s currently available backlist (winner's choice)

Belong to the Night by Cynthia Eden (print paranormal romance anthology)

Tea for Two by Shelley Munro (print)

November ebook from Cobblestone - THE DEMON NEXT DOOR: ALI by Kate Austin

Forbidden: The Sacrifice (eBook copy) by Samantha Sommersby

Autographed print book from Shiloh Walker’s Backlist

E-book Divinity Warriors 1: Lilith Enraptured by Michelle M. Pillow

Mayan Secrets by Ciar Cullen (print US or Canada), ebook otherwise

E-book of Obsession (romantic suspense) by Sharon Cullen

Selkie Island by Jorrie Spencer

Autographed copy of Tempting Turquoise (print) by Amy Ruttan

Autographed copy of Hard Candy by Amanda Young

Adrienne (print) by D. Renee Bagby

Heart of the Volcano, ebook by Imogen Howson

E-book copy of Private Property by Leah Braemel

Furry, Fluffy & Wild (ebook anthology) by Nina Pierce

Venus In Blue Jeans (print) by Meg Benjamin

E-book copy of Lay Me Down in pfd format by Taige Crenshaw

The Forbidden Chamber (ebook) by Ella Drake

The Ghost Exterminator: A Love Story (ebook) by Vivi Andrews

Angelic Avenger (ebook) by Kaye Chambers

New Release - Forbidden: The Ascension!

Forbidden: The Ascension
Now Available at All Romance eBooks!

There’s only one way to safeguard the future—fight free of the past.

Byron Renfield is a master of climbing the social ladder. He’s successful, handsome, independently wealthy…and a vampire. As a member of an elite group of immortals, the Dominie, Byron’s spent centuries isolating himself from humanity in order to pursue redemption. It’s a good plan…until Violet Deeds comes along.

Violet is beautiful, sexy, outspoken…and human, which makes her completely off limits. His society’s canon may forbid it, but Byron is rocked by a longing so intense that in one impulsive act of passion, he claims Violet as his mate.

Irrevocably bound together, Byron and Violet enter one another’s worlds, threatening the balance of society and nature. He takes steps to protect them both from the Dominie’s inevitable retribution, but it isn’t enough. Violet is hunted down and kidnapped. If Byron wants a life—any life—with Violet, he must defy the very core of the Dominie itself. And win.

This book has been previously published and has been revised and expanded from its original release.

WARNING: This book contains one fabulously feisty redheaded heroine, one hunky holy-man-turned-rebel vampire, a group of corrupt religious zealots, women in chains and plenty of scorching hot sex.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Paranormal Fiction 101: What does it mean?

Halloween is just around the corner and as I sit and ponder what costume I'm going to where to the Authors After Dark masquerade party and trying to organize my ever growing list of bookmarks in my browser, I came across this article by Acquanetta Ferguson, a columnist for which also mentions my forbidden series. I'll link to the full. If you like paranormal, and especially paranormal with erotic elements, follow the link and consider bookmarking Netta's reviews. She's straightforward, loves the genre, and won't steer you wrong.

Paranormal by definition means something other than normal. Pretty simple explanation. But going further into the definition, it also means things that can not be explained by science. Paranormal by itself is such a big concept, that someone has already kindly explained it here.
But when it comes to fiction, paranormal is big business. This particular genre is very popular. Especially in erotic/romance fiction. This category or genre ranges from vampires to were-animals to witches and to everything else not "normal". There are so many authors and books out there, that there is something for everyone. One of the main focuses of these stories is that the main character, whether male or female is either the paranormal person, or is a human in a paranormal world.
But even this is not a simple enough explanation for the genre itself. Why? Because as a whole, the genre paranormal has other sub-genres within it that it makes defining it hard, yet as a reader of the paranormal, I enjoy the new concepts that continue to come out as a result. A good example would be Samantha Sommersby series Forbidden. It is erotica which is heavy on the paranormal, and all told from the point of view of a male.
When it comes to paranormal in erotica or romantica, the two main goals are the sexual journey of the characters and the paranormal world created by the author. The stories are more action filled than a contemporary more like suspenseful romance (non-stop, edge of your seat action) but with a heavy dose of the paranormal. But the sub-genre called urban fantasy which normally takes place in urban, present settings, may or may not have sex, but the main focus is the creatures and the hero/heroine kicking major butt, such as Kim Harrison's series The Hollow's and Charlaine Harris Sookie Stackhouse series.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Whipped Cream Erotic Poll

My latest release, Forbidden: The Sacrifice, is up for the Best Book Award this weekend over at Whipped Cream Erotic Reviews. Please pop over, check out the poll, and vote.

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Forbidden: The Sacrifice

There’s a fine line between mysticism and madness…one they must cross to win.

London psychiatrist Wesley Atherton is a man of science. He doesn’t believe in love at first sight…until he finds himself inexplicably drawn to a green-eyed American beauty he bumps into on the Tube. Just his luck, Katherine, a fashion design intern, has an engagement ring on her finger.

Wes knows a thing or two about people, though. Instinct tells him there’s something more than irresistible temptation behind their attraction. She doesn’t love her fiancĂ©, he’s sure of it—now if only he can convince her they’re meant to be together.

Surviving a deadly train wreck is the first sign his intuition is spot on. The second—a psychic who warns them the Reaper doesn’t like to be cheated out of its quarry. The situation defies all logic, but a string of strange and lethal events convinces Wes that he and Katherine are living on borrowed time. Pitted in a battle against death itself, Wes will do anything, make any sacrifice, to protect the woman he loves.

This book has been substantially revised and expanded from its original published version.

Warning: This book contains one bad-ass demon, spectacular shagging, a feisty American heroine, and one very hot, very British, knife-wielding shrink.

"Forbidden: The Sacrifice is a fantastic book." ~ Holly, Whipped Cream Reviews

October Contest

Want something to die for this Halloween?
Check out Sam’s October Contest!

Samantha Sommersby is giving away a copy of Forbidden: The Sacrifice, book 1 in her Forbidden Series along with a bendable replica of the stories villian, the Grim Reaper himself!

To enter you must (1) be on Sam’s newsletter mailing list and (2) send in your entry via the contact form on Sam’s website. Provide your snail mail address along with the phrase "October Contest".