Tuesday, December 1, 2020

A Very Alien Christmas #NewRelease #alien #scifiromance #HolidayRomance

 


My name is Noelle, and I'm an elf. I was minding my own business, testing a newly installed engine on Santa's sleigh when it suffered a slight malfunction, and I found myself spiraling out of control. 

Then a bright beam of light hits, and I'm taken onboard a spaceship. Jaxar is a sexy, to-die-for, green-skinned alien who thinks I'm intruding on his salvage. 

He's never met an elf. Well, I've never met an alien. With no way to get home, I need Jaxar's help. 

Can we work together to fix Santa's sleigh in time to save Christmas?




It's beginning to look a lot like ... aliens for Christmas!

Get ready to set your holiday thrusters to hot! If you love alien romances, you’ll adore this brand-new collection of steamy alien novellas and short stories by New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling authors.

Including stories from:

Skye MacKinnon

Margo Bond Collins

Harpie Alexa

J. A. Cummings

Michelle Mcloughney

Helena Novak

E. J. Powell

Tricia Schneider

Luna Wren



Monday, November 30, 2020

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Unsanctified by Kat Parrish ~ A Cursed All Hallows' Eve Author Spotlight Interview #CursedHallowsEve

 


Blurb: 

Alissa's life changed when she found the Codex of the Red Spider disguised as a forgotten book on a dusty shelf in a small suburban thrift store. The knowledge in the codex transcribed straight from the goddess transformed every aspect of her existence and gave her the life she’d always wanted, and the boy she’d always wanted as well. 

But on this Halloween, Alissa will learn the goddess she serves is a fickle deity, and there's always a price to pay for her favor.

This coming-of-age short story set during Halloween is a cautionary tale reminding us to be careful what we wish for.



Excerpt: 

They hatch adders' eggs and weave the spider's web; He who eats of their eggs dies, and from that which is crushed a snake breaks forth.—Isaiah 59:5 

“Hey, Lissa,” Callie Rhodes said as she sidled up to Alissa Novak in the hallway outside their first period English class. “Cute shoes,” she observed as she synchronized her steps to keep pace with the shorter girl. Callie had tried on the exact same pair of shoes at Metroshoe Warehouse, but they hadn’t flattered her long, narrow feet. Callie was a pretty girl, but she had big feet, a flaw her loser little brother was always happy to point out.

“Have you been borrowing my kicks again? “ he’d asked her once in front of Jay-Jay. “They’re all stretched out.”

She’d been mortified. Jay-Jay had thought it was funny. It was a good thing he was so cute, because even her mother thought Jay-Jay was dumb as a box of rocks. Her mother wasn’t one to mince words, at least not when it came to criticizing Callie, but Jay-Jay came from money; and since it was pretty clear Callie wasn’t college material, her mother had set her sights on marrying her off to the highest bidder.

“Face it honey,” her mother had said to Callie the first time a clerk had delivered the bad news that the shoes she’d had her heart set on did not come in a size nine-and-a-half. “You’ll never be a foot model.” Her mother had smirked while making her harsh appraisal, and even the clerk—a bored teenager who was working to buy her first car—was taken aback by her lack of maternal tenderness.

Callie had only been eleven at the time, and she’d been crushed. She hadn’t understood why it made her mother happy that she couldn’t get the cute pink shoes with the sparkly laces she wanted so badly.

Instead, Callie’s mother had bought her a pair of ugly high tops that had stupid daisies on a background of black and white checks. When Callie had objected to the substitution, her mother had slapped her and told her to be grateful she had shoes because some kids didn’t have feet.

Callie had started to cry then because her grandma was missing a foot because she had something called die beesties, and missing feet were gross.

Her mother had felt bad, then, and had taken Callie to get ice cream before they went home—a double-dip of pralines ‘n cream and mint chocolate chip, which were Callie’s favorites. She forgave her mother for slapping her, but she threw the shoes into the back of her closet and refused to wear them unless her mother made a big fucking deal about it, and then she only put them on to make her shut up.

She’d hated those shoes so much that when they disappeared from her locker while she was showering after P.E., she was glad. Until the gym teacher called her mother to tell her that Callie needed her to bring another pair of shoes to school so she wouldn’t be walking around barefoot.

Callie’s mom had shown up with a pair of worn-out flip-flops that probably belonged to their maid. She’d yelled at Callie for being so careless, and Callie had started crying while everyone in the locker room pretended not to notice. After Callie’s mother left, Alissa had offered the other girl half a KitKat in silent sympathy, but Callie had knocked the candy out of her hand and told her to go away.

Callie’s reaction made Alissa glad that she’d stolen the shoes and thrown them into the big dumpster behind the gym. It made her happy to know that Callie’s mom was mean to her, because Callie was so mean to everyone else just because she had naturally curly blonde hair and big blue eyes that sparkled like she was a Disney princess.

Callie was a princess in real life. Alissa had seen pictures of her wearing pretty princess dresses and sparkly crowns she’d won just for being pretty. 

Alissa wanted a crown of her own so bad her mother bought her one from a bridal store so she could pretend to be a princess too. Alissa still had the crown, but she’d stopped wearing it when she got old enough to understand that pretending to be a princess didn’t mean that she was one, not a real one like Callie.



Where can readers find Unsanctified?


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The veil is thin. Darkness calls. Will you answer?

Halloween curses plague the daring heroes and spunky heroines in this spirited collection of tales. A Cursed All Hallows' Eve brings you 20+ stories stuffed with everything from dark gods to brooding shifters, delivering hours of decadent, pleasure-filled reading from bestselling and award winning urban fantasy and paranormal romance authors.

If you can't get enough of those supernatural creatures—vampires, ghosts, witches, demons, and fae—this limited edition collection will alternately thrill you with the spicy and tempt you with the sweet. Delve into these worlds where the living haunt the dead and the undead tempt the breathing.

Answer the call, because this Halloween, not all the costumes are disguises.




AUTHOR INTERVIEW


Hello and welcome, readers! We have Kat Prarish here with us today. Kat Parrish, thanks for visiting us.

How long have you been a writer and how did you come to writing? 

Although I dabbled in writing in high school and college and I’d worked as a reporter and magazine writer, I didn’t publish my first “real” story until 2007.  And it came about almost by accident.

 I was living in Los Angeles and trying to help my sister navigate the bureaucracy of getting disability and it was just a nightmare. And one really hot day, I’d driven her to the Social Security office, where she waited eight hours to see someone. And I waited with her because I was needed for some of the paperwork. And to keep myself from going insane, I started jotting down story ideas. And by the end of the eight hours, I had a first person, present-tense story I called “Just Another Day in Paradise,”\. I entered the story in an international fiction contest and won second place, which was worth $100 and bragging rights.

And I was hooked after that. “Just Another Day in Paradise” became the title for my first short story collection, which was published under my real name, Katherine Tomlinson.

What really kicked my fiction career into gear was answering a Craigslist ad in 2011 for a micronews site that wanted to start running serial fiction along the lines of Armisted Maupin’s “Tales of the City.” I was hired on a Sunday and my first story was due on the following Wednesday. For the next year, I wrote two stories a week, published every Wednesday and Sunday. I never missed a deadline, and I was juggling multiple storylines and dozens of characters. It was a great experience and I learned a lot. (When I read interviews with people who have workshops like Clarion West bragging about how they wrote two whole stories during their summer, I am somewhat amused. But on the other hand, I applied to Clarion and didn’t make the cut, so maybe it’s just sour grapes.) 


Tell us about your title featured in: A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve

“Unsanctified” is a story about magical thinking, wish fulfilment and peer pressure and mental illness. In it an outsider girl transforms herself into one of the “in crowd” at her school after getting her hands on a magical book. Spiders are involved. Many, many spiders.

Stephen King is one of my favorite writers and it’s my homage to him.


How did you come up with the storyline?

I was inspired by the design of a premade cover. (I get a lot of ideas from premade covers and writing stories for those covers justifies the expense!!) The cover was an eerie, very Stephen King-esque photo of a decrepit church in the woods. And I thought “That place looks like it has a lot of spiders.” And then I started free-associating. Spider Woman. Spider Silk. Spider Pig. I love stories about magical books, and I invented one called “The Codex of the Ted Spider,” which my heroine uses as a manual for changing her life.


What inspires you to write?

I love telling stories. I shared a bedroom with my younger sister when we were little and  I used to tell her stories to make her go to sleep. (She was a lifelong insomniac.)

I used to participate in a lot of “challenge” short story contests where someone would post a picture and the challenge would be to write a story around the image. I liked that a lot because I’m an amateur photographer (very amateur) and I always see stories in the pictures I take.

And as I said, I love looking at premade covers and stock photos. A picture *is* worth a thousand words and about half of the stories I’ve written were written to fit a cover I’d bought.

But as an ex-reporter, I’m always on the lookout for weird little bits of news that suggest stories. When I first moved to the Pacific Northwest, I was fascinated by the stories of skeletal feet washing up on the shores of British Columbia. 

I once watched a documentary on what happens to unclaimed bodies in Los Angeles (I don’t have Netflix) and by the time it was over, I had started scribbling down a story that became “In the Kingdom of the Cat,” which is my most anthologized story and still my favorite. I wrote it in an absolute fever, almost like I was taking dictation, and edited it the next day and started sending it out. It’s the one story that makes me cry every time I reread it. 

I don’t even have to go looking very far to find inspiration for the dystopian novellas I write. I read Smithsonian Magazine and Live Science every day and come away with more ideas than I could write in a lifetime.


Tell us about your other books:

I’m kind of all over the place with genre and I have a couple of pen names to keep them straight. As Katherine Tomlinson, I write mystery/crime fiction and edit charity anthologies. As Katherine Moore (my maternal grandmother’s name), I write cozy romances and cozy mysteries. Kat Parrish writes urban fantasy, science fiction, PNR, and romantic fantasy. And, as you can see from “Unsanctified,” the occasional horror story.

Probably my best-selling (and definitely my best-reviewed) book is BRIDE OF THE MIDNIGHT KING, a retelling of Cinderella with a vampire twist. I vividly remember having the idea and emailing a friend of mine who’s a USA Bestselling author, and telling her I’d come up with an idea that was either the worst idea ever or…She said write it, and I did, and that became my first novel, although I originally published it as a novella.

I also have a series I call “the Ostrander Witches,” which are contemporary paranormal romance novellas about an extended family of witches living in the Pacific Northwest, here I live. The first, DEUS EX MAGICAL, is probably my favorite, but there’s one sequel out already and more to come!

I mostly write novella length. After so many years of writing short stories, it’s been really hard for me to transition to 40-60,000 word novels. The 10-30K story, though, is right in my wheel-house. 


Where can readers find you? 

Kat Parrish on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eyeofthekat/

Eye of the Kat (Kat Parrish/Katherine Tomlinson blog) http://kattomic-energy.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html





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Friday, November 27, 2020

Holidays Bite #NewRelease #VampireRomances #ChristmasRomance

 ’Tis the Season…for vampires!

When the days grow shorter and dusk comes earlier, we may spend our time decorating with holly and mistletoe, drinking cider, and playing in the snow. But the creatures who stalk the night are in their element—and while visions of sugarplums dance in our heads, they’re lurking in the shadows, knowing there’s nothing so delicious as a vampire’s kiss.

So settle in for a long winter’s night full of winter holiday vampire tales from these New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling authors. Including paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and dark fantasy, this collection give a whole new meaning to the term heartwarming.

Because sometimes, the holidays truly bite.


A Whisper from the Grave

Josie Drummond breathes life onto canvas as she paints compelling portraits and scenes of people who lived and died long ago. The images are inspired by the brief flashes she witnesses during intensely painful migraine episodes. She thinks it’s just her creativity at work until the man in her paintings walks into her life one Christmas Eve. And if what she sees in her imagination is true then… Antonio is no ordinary man.

He’s a vampire.

Antonio is shocked to discover his undead life portrayed on canvases hanging along Jackson Square. Even more mysterious is the woman who paints them. How can a woman from the 21st century know of his dark past in a life he lived hundreds of years ago?


Thursday, November 26, 2020

The Graves Files Case 2 by Thea Atkinson ~ A Cursed All Hallows' Eve Author Spotlight Interview #urbanfantasy, CursedHallowsEve

 


Blurb

Training hunters is grave business.

Call me Graves. Not just because it's my name, but because if you're a baddie of the supernatural type, I'm going to put you there. If I can't, one of my hunter partners will, and we'll die trying if we have to. If you're a new recruit who needs to be tested…you better believe the demons of this world will be happy to send you there.

Which is why I have to put this kid through the paces. He's slow. He's weak. Even worse, he's whiney. Just why the organization wants him tested is beyond me, but here I am on Devil's Night letting him duke it out with a miniature golem to prove he's worthy. 

Except I'm clenching the spell he's supposed to use to de-animate the creature, so I really can't expect the kid to protect himself. 

What else shouldn't I expect?

The gargantuan golem right on its heels. You know, the one we didn't make…




EXCERPT

I always thought Golems were big, brutish things. I imagined them as lumbering, single-minded creatures with clay-like skin, intent on following the edict of one man or woman who had scratched a spell into their foreheads to animate them.

I was right about the skin, the spells, and the single-mindedness. I was wrong about the size.

A fact that was perfectly evident as I leaned on a brick building in the oldest borough in the city. 

The kid in the alley with me, a cocky little bastard in his late teens despite his assurance he was in his twenties, was at the moment struggling to get the best angle on a three foot golem who was, at worst, evading contact, and at best kicking the kid's ass.

Life was full of surprises it seemed. Golems could be small and fast, and kids in their teens could apply to be hunters. Go figure.

"Watch out for his penis," I said, thinking even as I said it and winced that issuing such a warning was yet another thing I didn't expect to be doing tonight.

"It's not a dick," the kid barked over his shoulder, clearly annoyed with me for insinuating that the thick appendage, badly placed and obviously meant to be a leg on a badly misshapen golem was even remotely sexual.

Whatever it looked like and was meant to be, the creature was whorling about in a circle as he evaded the kid's best attempts at controlling him. The mal-formed leg jutted out from the clay belly instead of hanging below the waist the way it should if it were a true leg, and it was as good as a club.

The leg-penis had already slammed into the kid--what was his name again--Saul? Yeah. Saul. That was it. It had already slammed Saul in the back of the knees twice and made him stagger. This time badly enough that the boy dropped to one knee.

Score one for the Golem.


Where can readers find The Graves Files Case 2?


Available exclusively in A Cursed All Hallows' Eve: Limited Edition Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, and Reverse Harem Halloween Themed Collection

Grab Your Copy Today!

Available to read FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

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The veil is thin. Darkness calls. Will you answer?

Halloween curses plague the daring heroes and spunky heroines in this spirited collection of tales. A Cursed All Hallows' Eve brings you 20+ stories stuffed with everything from dark gods to brooding shifters, delivering hours of decadent, pleasure-filled reading from bestselling and award winning urban fantasy and paranormal romance authors.

If you can't get enough of those supernatural creatures—vampires, ghosts, witches, demons, and fae—this limited edition collection will alternately thrill you with the spicy and tempt you with the sweet. Delve into these worlds where the living haunt the dead and the undead tempt the breathing.

Answer the call, because this Halloween, not all the costumes are disguises.




AUTHOR INTERVIEW

Hello and welcome, readers! We have Thea Atkinson here with us today. Thea, thanks for visiting us.

How Long Have You Been A Writer And How Did You Come To Writing?

I have been a writer since my preteens, although I wouldn't have called myself a writer then. I wanted to be an actor and so I wrote little plays and stories for myself to play out beneath my eyelids as I daydreamed.

Tell Us About Your Title Featured In : A Cursed Hallows Eve

Graves Files follows our jaded beast hunter, Vicki, as she hunts supernatural creatures with her two partners and along the way searches for her own humanity. She's scrappy and lonely and mistrustful but she desperately wants to feel normal. Except everything about her life is abnormal. She's attracted to her partners and the series will have a slow burn reverse harem feel to it, while it moves along arcs reminiscent of the series Supernatural…except with a chick as the main hunter.

How Did You Come Up With The Storyline?

To be honest, it started with my newsletter. I have a catbot that writes my emails and she's fairly snarky. She accused me of wanting to write about golems when I had no desire to do so…So when I began penning the second case for Graves Files, the first thing that popped into my mind was golems. So I went with it, and now the story centers around a mysterious golem that the hunters have to stop from hurting kids on Halloween.

What Inspires You To Write?

Most days, it's not inspiration that fuels me, but love of stories. Like I said earlier, I wanted to act, so character is what drives me. What is a character's past, their wounds and things that drive them to do things. What keeps them in a state of misery or propels them to find peace and self-acceptance. As I follow that, the stories entertain me, and so I suppose it's those things that inspire me in the end.

Tell Us About Your Other Books

I have a variety of series. I write what interests me at the time. My former agent marketed me as a dark writer, and now I realize it's true. There's always an element of darkness in the stories, so whether it's an apocalyptic, biblical type dystopia like in Theta Waves, or a historical coming of age fantasy as in Witches of Etlantium, I follow the trail of shadow. I stick mostly to urban fantasy, but I go where the character leads me. So you'll see paranormal shifter romance with Rogue Huntress, Arthurian dystopia in Queen of Skye and Shadows, and vampire romance in Vampire Addictions.

Where Can Readers Find You?

Website: http://theaatkinson.com

Newsletter: http://theaatkinson.com/free-ebook

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/theaatkinsonauthor

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theaatkinsonauthor/

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/thea-atkinson


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Monday, November 23, 2020

Drawn In by Krista Ames ~ A Cursed All Hallows' Eve Author Spotlight Interview @kristaames #CursedHallowsEve

 


Blurb:

Archer Danvers was destined to be alone for the rest of his long, unending time on earth. He’d carved out a good life, but it was lonely. That is, until Mia Blackwood blew in like a hurricane and needed to be rescued.

The pull between them was undeniable.

 Other immortals want her, but he has to have her. There’s a mysterious connection between them and he won’t let her go. His life was about to change in more ways than he could even know.




Excerpt:

“Another quiet night. Please end the misery.”

Why wasn’t he used to it by now? He should be glad there wasn’t upheaval. Then he’d feel obligated to get involved. Protect those needing protection. It was his neighborhood, after all. Humans were frailer than they realized.

Archer rested his fingers on the spots nearest his temple where his tension pulsated. It wasn’t as if the undead could feel their blood pressure rise but he knew from when he’d been alive years ago that those were the target areas. And who knew, anyway? Vampires had made great strides in evolving over the last few hundred years.

He was just frustrated.

He looked on from his balcony as the city slept. He didn’t care about the humans much—anymore—as he’d made a life of blood-in-a-bag or the occasional run in the nearby woods to satisfy the more basic, primal needs. He did, however, like to go mostly unnoticed among them and even had a human friend or two.

He wasn’t like the others anymore. He’d grown tired of the all-night bar life and the string of girls traipsing through his bedroom every night. He wanted to be a homebody, to be as normal as he could be and wished there were someone to share his never-ending life. He simply wasn’t attracted to any of the women like him. They had an air about them, like they were better than the rest, just because they were going to live forever.

And, unfortunately, searching for a life partner outside of his own species didn’t really constitute as a life partner. At least one that would live as long as him. And after so many years, the thought of turning someone no longer appealed to him, either. There were enough immortal in the world and who was to say it was his decision to make more. 

So, basically…he was just complaining.

After a long intake of the night air, and a deep exhale, he turned to leave his  balcony, same as every other night, he caught the smell. It was undeniably strong and unmistakable and gone again in a flash. 

It was fear.

Not just your everyday fear though, but a shaking terror.

Another human perhaps? But why was this one calling to his inner immortal all of the sudden? He’d learned to block them out years ago. So why wasn’t it working now?

Struggling with the decision, he stood for several seconds with his back to the city, wondering if he should … deciding that he shouldn’t … but turning to look anyway. As his hands gripped the railing, the keen vampire night vision he’d been blessed with focused on the streets below. However, he saw no one. At this hour of the night, most humans were safely tucked away in their beds. Then why was it he couldn’t walk away?

He stood with his eyes closed to focus on the fear he could feel all the way to his soul. Its body shaking. Its heart beating erratically. Its quiet whimpers.

It was hiding.

It wasn’t his responsibility.

It was female.

Damn it.


Where can readers find Drawn In?


Available exclusively in A Cursed All Hallows' Eve: Limited Edition Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, and Reverse Harem Halloween Themed Collection

Grab Your Copy Today!

Available to read FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

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The veil is thin. Darkness calls. Will you answer?

Halloween curses plague the daring heroes and spunky heroines in this spirited collection of tales. A Cursed All Hallows' Eve brings you 20+ stories stuffed with everything from dark gods to brooding shifters, delivering hours of decadent, pleasure-filled reading from bestselling and award winning urban fantasy and paranormal romance authors.

If you can't get enough of those supernatural creatures—vampires, ghosts, witches, demons, and fae—this limited edition collection will alternately thrill you with the spicy and tempt you with the sweet. Delve into these worlds where the living haunt the dead and the undead tempt the breathing.

Answer the call, because this Halloween, not all the costumes are disguises.




AUTHOR INTERVIEW


Hello and welcome, readers! We have Krista Ames here with us today. Krista, thanks for visiting us.

Krista:  It’s my pleasure, thanks so much for having me!


How long have you been a writer and how did you come to writing?

I suppose I’ve been dabbling at being a writer for 12 or 13 years now.

I was a heavy reader back then and after reading one of my favorite authors for the millionth time, I just decided that it was something I wanted to try so I did.


Tell us about your title featured in: A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve

My title is called DRAWN IN and it is about a vampire who had more or less become familiar with his unending existence even if it was a little lonely but then one Halloween night, there was something—different in the air…he could hear it even though there was no sound. He could sense something out there and he went in search of it…it had drawn him in. 

It ended up being a piece of his existence he never knew he needed…and he couldn’t go on without her.


How did you come up with the storyline?

Honestly, I’m not sure how I came up with it. As with most of the stories I write, they just pop in my head from something I’ve seen or read or even watched.


What inspires you to write?

Lots of things inspire me, it’s not any one given thing. It could be a song or a movie, or even a sign along the road believe it or not. Just never know where it’ll come from.


Where can readers find you? 

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/kristaames

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Author-Krista-Ames-153335914718126/

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/krista-ames

Newsletter: https://bit.ly/30vHwLj

Reader Group: https://bit.ly/32wUafc

Goodreads: https://goo.gl/LoYf7K

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kristakames/

MeWe:   https://mewe.com/i/kristaames


About the Author: 

Krista Ames was born and raised in Indiana. She now resides in Northern Michigan with the love of her life and their 4 children.

She is a full time stay-at-home mom and pursues her writing career when she's not chasing kids, cooking or doing laundry.

Krista can be found at www.apassionforromance.blogspot.com and would love to hear from you any time via krista@kristaames.com


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Saturday, November 21, 2020

Mesmerized by the Fae by Jenna Edon ~ A Cursed All Hallows' Eve Author Spotlight Interview #CursedHallowsEve #Fae

 


Blurb: 

But it’s not what you think. 

I’ve seen what the power has done to my family and I don’t want to end up like them. So I’ve carved out my own path, separate from them and the old ways. 

I answer to no one and live a mostly magic-free life. There is the occasional snafu that calls for it, but I like making my own way, and doing so without having to use my power makes my life easier.

Then two sexy but imposing fae—Mekhi and Gavin—come into my life and turn it upside down. I’ve somehow found myself in the possession of a mysterious bracelet that they want back. However, when it whispers to me, I know that it’s not a mistake that it came to me. If that doesn’t convince me enough, it’s spelled to me, meaning Mekhi and Gavin couldn’t take it even if they tried.

They’re stuck with me until they can figure out how to undo the magic that is binding it to me. Only they’re not the only ones after me. 

A group of men seem dead set on taking me and I can only assume it has everything to do with the bracelet. But I have not come this far to let them stop me from uncovering the reason this bracelet has chosen me.

Mekhi and Gavin are less than pleased about the circumstances, but tough. They’ll have to play nice if they want to come out of this in one piece. And boy am I eager to play. I definitely have my hands full with both fae.




Excerpt:

It was dark now with the lights off, but I could still make out the outline of Keri as she crept out of the bathroom. She paused briefly at the twin bed beside me. Mekhi was asleep and sprawled across it. She stood over him, trying to figure out if there was enough room for her to lay with him.

After a moment of consideration, she moved towards my bed and nudged me on the shoulder. She thought I was asleep, but it didn’t stop her from waking me. 

She tapped my arm again. “Gavin, are you awake?”

“I am now.”

“Oh, sorry.” She glanced around our small room. “Um, where am I supposed to sleep?”

“On the bed.”

“If you haven’t noticed, Mekhi is taking up an entire bed and, well,”—she gestured towards me—“you’re huge.”

“And?”

“And there’s not enough room for me and your muscles, so could you…” she tilted her head to the side, indicating the floor.

“You want me to sleep on the floor?”

“Well, yes.”

“Absolutely not.”

“You are quite the gentlemen, you know that?”

“I told you. There’s two beds.” I shifted so that my back was flushed with the wall on the other side of the twin bed. They were small beds, but I was able to make room for her this way.

She gawked at me, but I knew she was tired. “Do you really want to wake him up?” I asked.

She turned to look at him. There was such a look of contentment across his face. “No, he looks exhausted.”

“Good, then, you’re welcome to join me.” I patted the sparse space I’d made for her on the mattress. 

She didn’t argue with me this time. She lied on her back, her body rigid as though she were afraid of our flesh touching.

I snaked an arm around her svelte waist and pulled her to me.

“What are you doing?”

“You’re taking up too much room and I can’t sleep with your sharp elbows cutting into me.”

She snorted, but stopped resisting too tired to argue with me. “Your wife must be patient.”

I smiled, looking down at her delicate features in profile. “I’m unwed.”

She gasped. “Shocker.”

“Are you probing for information about my private life?” She relaxed in my arms, my chin resting on the arch of her neck. “All you have to do is ask,” I said against her neck, my lips grazing her pulse.

“You wish,” she said, but the sharp intake of air told me she didn’t mind my proximity. 

She snuggled against me, rubbing against my groin, and murmured no doubt feeling the full length of my hardened cock pressing against her soft ass.

“What do you do in the Fae Realm?” she asked, rousing me from my wayward thoughts.

If she was aware of my response to her, she didn’t let me know it. “I serve on the royal guard. Well, it’s not official yet. We’ve only recently completed our training.”

“Wow, the royal guard. That’s impressive. But why did they send you here? Don’t they have messengers for this?”

“No, this was too important to send someone in our place. It was our responsibility and our mistake to fix.”

“So if you return without it. You’ll be—”

“Punished.”

“Oh, I’m sorry,”—she caressed my forearm with her thumb—“I didn’t know.”

“How could you know?”

“No, I know…it’s just that I would give it back if I could.”

“Well, let’s not worry about that right now.”

“Why not?”

“Because I’m exhausted—you exhaust me. Do you ever sleep?” 

“Fine.” She yawned and curled into the nook of my arm. “Goodnight.”


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The veil is thin. Darkness calls. Will you answer?

Halloween curses plague the daring heroes and spunky heroines in this spirited collection of tales. A Cursed All Hallows' Eve brings you 20+ stories stuffed with everything from dark gods to brooding shifters, delivering hours of decadent, pleasure-filled reading from bestselling and award winning urban fantasy and paranormal romance authors.

If you can't get enough of those supernatural creatures—vampires, ghosts, witches, demons, and fae—this limited edition collection will alternately thrill you with the spicy and tempt you with the sweet. Delve into these worlds where the living haunt the dead and the undead tempt the breathing.

Answer the call, because this Halloween, not all the costumes are disguises.




AUTHOR INTERVIEW

Hello and welcome, readers! We have Jenna Edon here with us today. Jenna Edon, thanks for visiting us.

How long have you been a writer and how did you come to writing? 

I have been writing since 2009, but I’ve always been an avid reader since I was nine. Over the years, my joy for reading evolved into a new interest and so I decided to dabble in writing. 


Tell us about your title featured in: A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve

It’s about a mesmer (Keri) who finds the gift of the fae prince’s betrothed. It crosses over realms by itself and ends up in her possession which of course means the hot fae guards (Mekhi and Gavin) come after it and her. It’s a novelette but exciting and fun and sexy! 


How did you come up with the storyline?

I love the idea of having a a mesmer as a FMC. I mean what’s not to like about a woman who can influence others just by touch? The possibilities are endless with a power like this so that is where I started to brainstorm. I also wanted to dive more into the fae world which resides in my Edonverse, so it felt right having the leading men portrayed by fae characters. 

Our FMC, Keri, means well. She has this ability but she chooses not to use it often because using the ability seems like cheating. She’s well-intentioned and conscientious…but maybe a little bit of a control freak. And so Mekhi and Gavin come in, turning her world upside down a bit, and force her to relinquish some of that control she’s trying to hang onto. 


What inspires you to write?

Readers and Books. I discovered my love of writing through reading books. So, I’m always reading.  And of course knowing how much the readers are enjoying my work is exciting and rewarding! As jobs go, this is definitely a fun one to have and I adore it!


Tell us about your other books:

I write paranormal romance and reverse harem. I have a vampire paranormal romance trilogy called The Hunted Series and a reverse harem academy romance series called the Dark Magic Series. All my series take place in my Edonverse which means the occasional crossover with some fan favorites!


Where can readers find you? 

Newsletter: https://www.subscribepage.com/l2b9q1

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/jenna-edon

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Jenna-Edon-Books-108208710854714

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/jennaedon/


About the Author: 

Jenna Edon is the author of the Hunted Series and Dark Magic Series. She enjoys writing steamy paranormal romances and reverse harems stories, reading, Netflix, coffee, and salsa dancing...or trying to salsa dance ;)


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Thursday, November 19, 2020

All Hallows Academy by Majanka Verstraete ~ A Cursed All Hallows' Eve Author Spotlight Interview @iheartreads #CursedHallowsEve

 


Blurb:

All Hallows Academy is one of the most prestigious universities in the world for witches and wizards and being accepted into All Hallows is an honor Lavinia Bloodbane and her best friend Jensen have been dreaming of for years. 

The academic year at All Hallows starts with its most renowned tradition: Thirteen Days of Halloween. Each day of the thirteen days leading up to All Hallow’s Eve, a famous witch or wizard from the past is called upon and asked to reach through the veil separating the living from the death. 

Lavinia wants nothing more than to fit in at All Hallows, but when something from beyond the veil reaches out to her on the First Day of Halloween, fitting in at the academy will be the least of her concerns…  




Excerpt:

“This is going to be amazing!” 

Jensen, my best friend, grabbed my hand and squeezed it. His smile spread from ear to ear and seeing it, I couldn’t help but smile myself. 

Today was our first day at All Hallows Academy, one of the most renowned institutions for witchcraft and wizardry in the world. 

Before enrolling at All Hallows, Jensen and I had attended high school together, and our number one dream for the past three years had been to get into All Hallows. We both worked hard to get here, and standing here today, it still didn’t feel real.  

“I think you already grabbed some people’s attention,” I remarked, grinning as a group of girls walked past us, some of them throwing flirty glances in Jensen’s direction. 

I knew my best friend was attractive, although I had never seen him that way—to me, he was the boy I had grown up with, who had gone to Miss Hecate’s Kindergarten for Magical Toddlers for the first time on the same day I did. I had accidentally made a doll come to life, courtesy of my lack of control over my powers, and Jensen had saved me by knocking the doll unconscious. 

Miss Hecate was anything but pleased that one of her students had caused such havoc, but the incident had formed the foundation of my friendship with Jensen, and we had been best friends ever since. 

Now we were here, roughly fifteen years later, and there was no one I would rather be here with, at All Hallows Academy. 

“Yeah, right.” Jensen snorted sarcastically, referring back to my earlier comment that he had caught the eye of quite a few witches already. 

Jensen had always been oblivious to his own good looks—a stark contrast with his brother, Flynn, and the one person I did not look forward to bumping into in the hallways. 

Okay, that was a lie. Part of me was looking forward to it. The stupid part. The teenage-crush part. 

During the summer holidays two years ago, while I spent most of my time hanging out with Jensen, I developed this enormous crush on his older brother Flynn and ended up making a fool of myself as I tried everything to get his attention. Flynn, on the other hand, practically ignored me and dated girl after girl until none of us could keep track anymore. 

Chill, Liv. Don’t let him get into your head again. Flynn is old news.

At least that was what I told myself while I kept trying to catch a peek of him in the crowd, but so far, no luck. 


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The veil is thin. Darkness calls. Will you answer?

Halloween curses plague the daring heroes and spunky heroines in this spirited collection of tales. A Cursed All Hallows' Eve brings you 20+ stories stuffed with everything from dark gods to brooding shifters, delivering hours of decadent, pleasure-filled reading from bestselling and award winning urban fantasy and paranormal romance authors.

If you can't get enough of those supernatural creatures—vampires, ghosts, witches, demons, and fae—this limited edition collection will alternately thrill you with the spicy and tempt you with the sweet. Delve into these worlds where the living haunt the dead and the undead tempt the breathing.

Answer the call, because this Halloween, not all the costumes are disguises.




AUTHOR INTERVIEW

Hello and welcome, readers! We have Majanka Verstraete here with us today. Majanka Verstraete, thanks for visiting us.

How long have you been a writer and how did you come to writing?

I have been writing books ever since I learned how to write, but my first official publication dates back to about ten years ago. It was called “Mirror, Mirror”, later renamed to “Fractured”, a young adult dark fantasy novel. In the meantime, the sequel to that, “Reflected”, has also been released. 


Tell us about your title featured in: A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve

My story “All Hallows Academy” is an academy / reverse harem story told in different seasons. Season one focuses on the “Thirteen Days of Halloween”, a yearly event held at All Hallows Academy, in which a different witch or wizard from the past is honored each day during the thirteen days leading up to Halloween. The first episode of this season is featured in the box set. 


How did you come up with the storyline?

I have been wanting to write in this format for a while, with different “seasons” and “episodes,” like you see on TV. I like the idea of a book episode following the format of a TV episode, with a nicely completed story while at the same time also having an overarching story arc. Since the box set is Halloween themed, and I’ve wanted to write another academy / reverse harem for a while, the rest of the inspiration came easily. 


What inspires you to write?

Everything. It’s really hard to answer this one. Not a day goes by that I don’t have inspiration for one thing or another, and I really enjoy writing. It’s my favorite spare time activity and hardly ever feels like a chore. 


Tell us about your other books:

I have written over forty books and counting, so there’s a lot to tell. Let me focus primarily on books in similar genres. 

My “Academy for the Wicked” series will probably be of interest for readers who enjoyed “All Hallows Academy”. It’s a reverse harem academy series with all types of diabolical creatures: demons, vampires, warlocks, necromancers… It’s called “wicked” for a reason. 

Then, in terms of young adult books, I have a whole lot of different series, so I’ll just sum up some of my books here. All of them can also be found on my website. I have indicated the ones that are not published yet, but that are available for pre-order. 


The Soul Thief (Angel of Death Series #1) / YA Paranormal

Demonic Pact (Angel of Death Series #2) / YA Paranormal (available for pre-order)

See All Evil (Academy for the Wicked #1) / NA Reverse Harem Academy

Ghost Slayer / NA Paranormal Romance

Symphony of the Departed (Allegro Academy #1) / YA Paranormal Academy (available for pre-order) 

A Study in Shifters (The Adventures of Marisol Holmes #1) / YA Paranormal Mystery / Romance

The Sign of the Serpent (The Adventures of Marisol Holmes #2) / YA Paranormal Mystery / Romance 

The Wolf of the Baskervilles (The Adventures of Marisol Holmes #3) / YA Paranormal Mystery / Romance

The Conclave of Fear (The Adventures of Marisol Holmes #4) / YA Paranormal Mystery / Romance (available for pre-order) 

Murder in Mind / YA Dystopian 

Wicked Blood (Blood Witch #1) / YA Paranormal Romance

Fractured (Mirrorland #1) / YA Paranormal Mystery

Reflected (Mirrorland #2) / YA Paranormal Mystery 

Queen’s Fall (An Alice in Wonderland Retelling) / YA Fantasy


Where can readers find you? 

Readers can find me on my website, http://majankaverstraete.com

I’m also on Twitter (@iheartreads) and on Facebook. 


About the Author: 

Majanka Verstraete studied law and criminology, and now works as Legal Counsel. Writing is her passion ever since she learned how to read. 

She writes about all things supernatural, her books ranging from children’s picture books to young adult novels, all the way to new adult academy and reverse harem books. 

Check out her website for more information about her current series and her upcoming projects: http://majankaverstraete.com 


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Monday, November 16, 2020

Dark Angel by LA McGinnis ~ A Cursed All Hallows' Eve Author Spotlight Interview @LAMcGinnis1520 #CursedHallowsEve

 


Blurb: 

My name is Catherine, and I’m here to tell you, life on the run is totally overrated.

Sure, you meet new people, see new places, but after a while, everything blurs together. Except the fact that everywhere I go, people die. That’s the one thing that never, ever changes.

Until I meet Rex, and he explains everything to me. I’m the Angel of Death, and he and his friends are going to teach me everything I need to know about being angelic. 

Now my problem isn’t choosing a new city—it’s choosing which of these sexy angels will steal my heart first.



Excerpt: 

“Tell me again how long you’ve looked for me?” 

Rex lifted his lips from me long enough to answer, “Catherine, I’ve been looking for you my entire life.”

“That’s a very good answer,” I told him as the backs of my knees hit something immovable. We tilted over, and he fell on top of me, his legs straddling my hips, and sank into me, his cock pressing against me through our jeans. I wiggled until he was right where I needed him to be, and felt a flare of lust.

“Probably should have undressed first,” he whispered, his voice husky. “But I’ll make this work.”

I lost track of whether it was his lips or his hands that stripped me, since the sensations rocking my body seemed to have removed my ability to think clearly. I just wanted more. More friction, more pressure, more of his skin rubbing against me. I lost myself in a fog of lust and need, and I loved the headiness of this, the feeling of complete freedom. I never wanted it to go away.


Where can readers find Dark Angel?


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Grab Your Copy Today!

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The veil is thin. Darkness calls. Will you answer?

Halloween curses plague the daring heroes and spunky heroines in this spirited collection of tales. A Cursed All Hallows' Eve brings you 20+ stories stuffed with everything from dark gods to brooding shifters, delivering hours of decadent, pleasure-filled reading from bestselling and award winning urban fantasy and paranormal romance authors.

If you can't get enough of those supernatural creatures—vampires, ghosts, witches, demons, and fae—this limited edition collection will alternately thrill you with the spicy and tempt you with the sweet. Delve into these worlds where the living haunt the dead and the undead tempt the breathing.

Answer the call, because this Halloween, not all the costumes are disguises.




AUTHOR INTERVIEW


Hello and welcome, readers! We have L.A. McGinnis here with us today. L.A, thanks for visiting us.

How long have you been a writer and how did you come to writing? 

I’ve been writing since 2007, but seriously since 2016. I was always interested in the power of stories, and took lots of college courses in mythology, Old English and Shakespeare. It wasn’t until my kids were older, I could steal the time to actually write!


Tell us about your title featured in: A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve:

Catherine’s story begins when she has reached a dead end (literally) in her life, and is trying to figure out where to go. From there, she begins to find answers for what—and who—she really is. I’ve always found the heroine’s personal journey fascinating. For this book, I dropped the reader into the middle of the mystery, so they can discover Cat’s secrets at the same time she does.


Tell us about your other books:

Queen of Swords: The Banished Gods: Book One   https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07N6MML7C

The Moon: The Banished Gods: Book Two https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NVX5FDS

The Priestess: The Banished Gods: Book Three  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Q5LDTJ9

Death's Daughter: The Banished Gods: Book Four  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XLNXJN2

The Lovers: The Banished Gods: Book Five  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YSXZPLR

The Tower: The Banished Gods: Book Six https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0845NZR8B

The World: The Banished Gods: Book Seven https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0845WVKSK                

Seacursed: The Mage Circle Trilogy: 1  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08DMHFPFJ

Bloodcursed: The Mage Circle Trilogy: 2  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08DMJLJKK

Demoncursed: The Mage Circle Trilogy: 3 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08DMHLLQ9


Where can readers find you? 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lamcginnis.darkparanormal

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/l-a-mcginnis

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/mandlcritch/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17203830.L_A_McGinnis

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/l.a.mcginnis/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/LAMcGinnis1520

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/L.A.-McGinnis


About the Author: 

Perched on the edge of a national park, L.A. McGinnis spends her days writing sexy urban fantasies filled with brooding heroes and smart, bold heroines. A life-long fascination with mythology inspires her to weave these contemporary tales of legendary fated mates set in gritty, urban settings like New York, Chicago and London. 


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