Sunday, December 30, 2012

Why Reading Romance Novels Makes Women Smarter

Welcome Guest Author Misty Wright!

It might have something to do with women needing some enjoyment in their lives. The thrill of reading romance novels makes their lives more enjoyable and leads them to have a very sharp and intuitive mind. Not only do men connect reading these books to their own lives and become happier, but women do, too; because of this, they become more addicted to reading romance novels. Women become more emotional when reading books, which leads them to become smarter than men in terms of knowing how to have a good relationship.

Romance novels are about things happening in our real world. There is a realistic world within romance novels, and there is much more meaning to understand from these books than just the enjoyment of using the imagination. There are so many couples today who become cold with their partner, but because we now understand the meaning of love, and how women can become smarter, we consider reading romance novels to be part of the strong foundation of a relationship. They are not just women in the world, but they are also part of a man’s life. Because of reading novels, many women become advisors of many organizations, families, communities, couples and teenagers. Only women can understand the way a novel works in their own lives. From these books, they learn that they can escape problems and conquer all challenges. Most of us go through our daily lives on winding road. We fall from so many obstacles in our lives that we become hopeless, but women overcome all of this.

Reading romance novels is the best appetite for every woman to have, because it gives them a new world of hope and excitement. It is just like a challenge for them. Romance novels take every woman into an imaginary world that motivates them to stand firm. We must understand how women love reading novels, because it might be the newest women in the world who needs to be strong, and it is not just like before. Women’s emotions are something we don’t understand, but sometimes it enlightens us regarding how they handle this. Teenagers are mostly fanatic about romance novels and they are so exciting to go inside the world of the book. They have a higher level of enjoyment and happiness.

I find that romance novels work to refresh you emotionally. When you are stressed or tired, reading a novel helps you think about what makes for good relationships. Romance novels are one of the best books to emphasize your womanliness and to influence you to think in a positive manner. Romance novels remind you of a similar character that you will change, and that’s the meaning where you'll find happiness. The absolute meaning of every romance is so different in the real world; it is you who wants to find the exact kind of happiness you desire.

When I started listening to comments from every woman I encounter, I noticed that the ones who read are smarter. They believe that being a smart woman is not about what you feel, but it’s about what you experience and learn from the past. Smart girls don't read romance novels just to have fun; they also read to learn more. Romance novels take women’s excitement into the next level. It builds a strong relationship and gets women ready to mingle. Authors use every line of prose within a romance novel in a unique and sexually exciting way to encourage each woman’s mind to accept any learning and direction. In the same situation, smart girls not only read romance novels, but they also write romance novels. Many women do this to express their feelings. We lead the woman in what they want according to what might be helpful for them.

Misty Wright, the author of this article, is a contemporary suspense romance author and the founder of Misty has a special surprise for you on 03 Jan and 04 Jan 2013 ONLY


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“This is more than just an assassin cum romance novel.

The novel fabricates the assassin story of a young female assassin, Diane who had learned to kill at quite an early age. However, this unfortunate young woman falls for a man and the novel has much adventure, suspense and thrill in store for the young reader.

Diane is an assassin on the run. She's good at what she does--in fact, she's one of the best--but sometimes she wishes her life could be different. Convinced that she will die by the hands of another killer, she has anticipated her eventual demise, but will it be sooner than she thinks?

When a hit is put on her, she isn't sure who wants her dead: the man she loves, the family she pledged her allegiance to, or the many enemies she's made over the years.

Living a life of secrets makes it hard to love, but soon, Diane will have to conquer her fears and find her Mr. Right.

When she finds him, though, her career as a killer threatens to tear them apart.

Will their love bloom, or will the sins of her past come back to haunt her?

Will Diane ever escape from her lifestyle of murder with the man she loves?

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Blood Rush Cover Reveal

I'm so excited to reveal the cover for my friend and fellow author Ash Krafton's brand new book! If you haven't read Ash's debut novel, Bleeding Hearts, you still have time to check it out and get caught up with the Demimonde before the sequel hits the shelves in 2013! 
Blood Rush
(Demimonde #2)

Sophie doesn’t believe in happily ever after. These days, she’d settle for alive after sunrise.

Advice columnist and newly-appointed oracle to the demivampire, Sophie Galen has more issues than a Cosmo collection: a new mentor with a mean streak, a werewolf stalker she can’t shake, and a relationship with her ex’s family that redefines the term complicated. And then there’s her ex himself, who is more interested in playing leader of the vampire pack than in his own salvation.

Becoming a better oracle is tough enough, but when Sophie encounters a deadly enemy – one she never dreamed of facing – it will take everything she’s ever learned in order to survive.
Ash Krafton
Ash Krafton

Ash Krafton is a writer of all things spec fic. She believes spectacular endings make the best beginnings… Why not? One billion black holes can’t be wrong. Her first novel BLEEDING HEARTS: Book One of the Demimonde was published in March 2012. The manuscript earned finalist distinction in several Romance Writers of America 2011 competitions and has been awarded several other awards. In addition to novel-length fiction, Ash enjoys writing poetry and short prose, some of which earned big ups by CNW/FFWA in 2008 and 2011 as well as the Abilene Writers Guild in 2010. Ms. Krafton made her publishing debut in Spring 2009 when her poetry appeared in Poe Little Thing; her work has since appeared in several other journals including Niteblade, Ghostlight Magazine, The Skyline Review, and Silver Blade. One of her poems was selected as a Pushcart prize nominee. She’s a Published Member of Pennwriters and is co-editor of her area’s WordPress blog. She also contributes to Query Tracker’s blog. Ash resides with her family in a rural town in the heart of the Pennsylvania anthracite coal region. She’ll never leave, either, because coal is just another example of a spectacular ending waiting for a brilliant beginning. (It’s kinda fitting.) And because, like a black hole, once you’re in… you can never get out..

For more information about Ash and her books:

Also a special thanks to Dark World Books for putting this Cover Reveal book tour together. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Vampire Author Chat

Mark your calendars! The Vampire Book Realm authors will be gathering together to chat on November 30th at the Coffee Times Romance's Latte Lounge. An entire day of authors chatting about vampire novels of all genres, writing and other fun stuff. Join us! With the holidays quickly approaching, this is the perfect time to discover a new book to read or buy for a friend.

A list of participating authors: 

Tamara Monteau

Cynthia Vespia

Amy Mah

Cinsearae S.

Cynthia Arsuaga

Catherine Green

S.B. Knight

Deborah Magnus

Suzi M.

Aquita Lane

Dawne Dominique

Keta Diablo

Cassandra Pierce

Tara Fox Hall

Carole Gill

Kimberly Adkins

Celine Chatillon
Denise Bridger

Maya DeLeina

Storm Savage

Mike Arsuaga

Tracey Kitts

Lydia Michaels

Tricia Schneider

Denise K. Rago

Gabrielle Bisset

Lisa Carlisle

Mary Abshire

Natalie Hancock

Danielle Blanchard

Siobhan Muir

Alexandra Anthony

Robin Badillo

Cornelia Amiri

Friday, November 23, 2012

Looking for Paranormal Romance?

Plenty of SALES happening in the Garden this weekend. If you love reading romances, then this is the place for you! And if you love reading Regency-set paranormal romances, I have a novella or two you'll enjoy!

Check out The Wild Rose Press to find the books that will keep you up reading all night long!

All digital titles are 35% off for Black Friday Weekend!!

Lord Jeremy North's curse is to become a werewolf during every full moon, turning into a bloodthirsty monster that kills with no remorse. When he finds a woman nearly frozen upon his doorstep, his sense of honor compels him to help her, even at the risk he might kill her himself.

Lillian Merriweather hadn't planned to get caught in a blizzard while traveling the English countryside. Nor had she planned on finding refuge in a house full of secrets. But Lillian has secrets of her own. And what she's running from is not far behind...

To Purchase or Read an Excerpt

Melora Merriweather is searching for a fellow witch to protect her from a scheming uncle with plans of marriage. When her carriage overturns on her journey, she is rescued by a mysterious man whom she learns is the very person she seeks. But, he’s not the witch she thought he was…

Sebastian Collins should have left for London days ago. Now a snowstorm has trapped him with a woman who has come seeking protection, a woman who intrigues him like no other. And with each passing hour, his hunger for her grows…hunger for her kiss, her caress, and her blood.

To Purchase or Read an Excerpt

Also, as a special treat for readers, The Wild Rose Press Authors have put together the 2012 A Healthy Holiday Garden Gourmet Cookbook.

This book is a FREE Holiday Gift for YOU!

Now let the shopping begin!! 

Have a Happy and Safe Black Friday Weekend!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Jordan's Wings by Dariel Raye

Jordan Taylor is a feisty, take charge, Rubinesque beauty with a tough façade, but after a string of lackluster relationships, her dream of a man who truly loves and appreciates her strength seems impossible…Until she meets Canaan, the man her fiancé claims is his best friend! Instinctively, she knows her neat, if lackluster life is about to change.

Born more than 200 years ago, Canaan looks like an angel but he’s far from it. In his world, the ratio of men to women is 500 to 1, and although he’s a superior being, he’s willing to break the most sacred law of his brothers, even drink human blood, to have one meant for him alone.When he meets Jordan, he knows she’s the one he’s been searching for.  To claim her, Canaan will have to betray his friend, humble himself enough to win her love, and risk his very life.



Friday, October 26, 2012

Trick or Treating in a Haunted Garden Halloween Blog Party

Welcome to my dark corner of the Haunted Garden! 

If you're new to my blog; I'm a paranormal and gothic romance author. I have two stories currently published with the Black Rose line of The Wild Rose Press. Black Rose books are steamy romances filled with mystical creatures like vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters and demons. Mine have witches, too!

October is the perfect time of year to curl up with a mug of hot apple cider and a steamy paranormal romance novel that will curl your toes and leave you gasping! But, with Halloween around the corner, the ghosts and goblins will soon be out to play. Do you have treats ready to hand out to those who knock on your door on the night of the 31st? You don't want any nasty tricks to spoil your evening of reading pleasure!  

I've been doing some research about Halloween traditions. You know the kind....trick or treating, dressing in costumes, carving pumpkins. Just where did all of these traditions come from, and how did they become a part of Halloween?

With too many to name here, I'll just pick a few of my favorites to share.

Trick or Treating
As children, what was more exciting than getting candy simply handed to you by everyone in the neighborhood? All with the simple magic words of ''Trick or Treat!" Turns out handing out treats on the night of All Hallow's Eve has a long history beginning with the religious practice of 'souling'. 'Souling' or 'guising' was an old custom originating in the British Isles where the poor would dress in masks and costumes to hide their identities and were allowed to beg for food called soul cakes (oatcakes or bread containing currants) or other handouts such as apples, nuts, or coins. After the 'soulers' received their gifts, they would offer prayers for the family's deceased relatives. If they were refused their 'treats', then they would retaliate with a prank or 'trick'. 

Carving the Pumpkin
This custom is over 2000 years old! Yes, you read it right! This started in Ireland where hollowed-out turnips were carved with faces to be used as lanterns. They were used to scare away evil ghosts and spirits while lighting the road for travelers on Halloween night. Eventually the pumpkin became the popular choice for these lanterns.

Bobbing for Apples
Dating from ancient Roman times, it was believed that the first young, unmarried person to take a bite out of an apple floating in water or hanging from a string would be the next to marry. Apples have other uses on Halloween, as well. An apple buried under the ground on the last day of October will attract unicorns, and if you eat an apple before going to bed on Halloween night you won't suffer any illnesses during the next 12 months. 

Haunted Hayrides/Houses/Corn Mazes
These forms of entertainment take place in many locations and contain monstrous creatures and special lighting and effects that are used to scare, shock and amuse the customer. The history for these haunted attractions is unclear, but the earliest record dates back to 1915. During the 1960's and 1970's haunted attractions were run by organizations and became quickly popular. The experience of being frightened draws people to these events every October.

What is Your Favorite Halloween Tradition?
To celebrate Halloween with my readers this year, I'm offering a chance to win a copy of my e-book, THE WITCH AND THE WOLF. Just leave your email address and a comment telling me about your favorite Halloween tradition. This contest runs from October 26-31. A winner will be randomly selected and notified on November 1.

Lord Jeremy North's curse is to become a werewolf during every full moon, turning into a bloodthirsty monster that kills with no remorse. When he finds a woman nearly frozen upon his doorstep, his sense of honor compels him to help her, even at the risk he might kill her himself.

Lillian Merriweather hadn't planned to get caught in a blizzard while traveling the English countryside. Nor had she planned on finding refuge in a house full of secrets. But Lillian has secrets of her own. And what she's running from is not far behind...

For other chances to win The Witch and the Wolf be sure to check out

To read an excerpt or purchase my books, please visit The Wild Rose Press. To learn more about my books, check out my website, Facebook, Goodreads and Twitter

Don't forget to stop by the other blogs participating in this Haunted Garden Hop for chances to win cool Prizes!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Where have All the Old-Time Vampires Gone? Guest Author: Tony-Paul de Vissage

As much as I enjoy reading them, I’ve now gotten tired of those paranormal romances in which the vampire-hero anguishes over his Undead state.  No matter how he got that way, whether through his own machinations or otherwise, he now decides he wishes to be human again because he’s—gasp! Yes!—finally fallen into true love.  From that point on, the story revolves on how many times he can maneuver the heroine into bed rather than going about his Undead business.  Don’t get me wrong, love is all right—and give me plenty of it, please!—at this point I feel like shouting, “For crying out loud!  Man up and stop the whining!  You’re a vampire, act like one!”  Let’s have more flashing of fangs and rending of throats and flapping of great, black wings in the night…and less supernal angst. 

After all, that’s how vampires should be.  Right?

Following my own advice, I decided to write a novel which portrayed the vampire as he used to be…unrepentant, Undead, and loving every century of it.  And thus, The Night Man Cometh was born.  For a while now, Damian La Croix has walked alone.  Then, Alixandra Pavlovna, of Blood will Freeze, joined him.  And now, this month…things will begin to be a bit crowded…

On October 15, he’ll be joined by a third traveler in darkness.  Like the Night Man, this vampire still retains a few human characteristics.  Enough to allow him entry into the finer restaurants in a certain Southern city, as a matter of fact.  He’s rolled with the punches and is in tune with the times, but he never sways from his purpose—in this case, freeing his fellow nosferatu from their leader’s tyranny—though he does stop off at a Taco Bell on the way.

Meet Vlad Chemare, a blast from the past who isn’t to be denied. He’s up-to-date, traveling by jet, and seeking revenge against the master who buried him alive in punishment for daring to lead a revolt back in the 15th century.  Armed with a Chase Sapphire and a Kevlar vest, Vlad’s out for blood—specifically Baslo Rigla’s—and he isn’t about to let his feelings for mortal Meredith Swanson stand in his way.  After all, a woman’s just a woman, but revenge is a dish best served cold, and six hundred years makes for some pretty chilly morsels.

And thus the South is once more invaded…this time by vampires, but it isn’t Louisiana, nor New Orleans.  Instead, Savannah, Georgia, comes under the nosferatu spell.  The Big Easy’s overflowing with supernaturals, and Rigla’s chosen some place a little less crowded, and with a much lower paranormal profile.

Being relatively young (he’s only six hundred and fifty) Vlad has some new ideas about how to fight, also.  Rallying the vampires of Savannah around him, he relies on their American defiance of tyranny and that Southern love of a good brawl to make himself a new army. While his lieutenants enlist a Society of Creative Anachronisms blacksmith to fashion their armor, the local werewolf population volunteers to become his K-9 Corps.

It’s only when Vlad learns that Meredith wants to make him a father that his rush toward vengeance falters…but only for a moment.  If he can survive being buried under six feet of frozen earth, Vlad figures he can handle killing Rigla, and fatherhood, too.  And then the fight begins…with the city of Savannah as the battleground, and the rest of the world as the prize…after Vlad and Meredith leave Taco Bell, that is.

Naturally that last paragraph may raise some protests from the purists in the reader audience.  A vampire siring a child?  How can this be?  Everyone knows vampires are sterile as mules.  (We won’t go into the dhampir myth here. Nor bring up the birth of Blue Moon the mule and several other equine-donkey anomalies.) After all, immortality in and of itself makes producing offspring unnecessary.  Let’s just say that, on this point, I haven’t strayed from the Undead mythos while enabling Vlad to achieve success in this endeavor.  How?  I’m not telling.  Wait for the book and find out for yourself.


She was standing on the balcony, looking out over the park across the street. I could see cigarette smoke wafting upward, a pale mist between her and the darkness.
“Damn,” I said. “And I was going to be so suave and flick out my Bic and light that for you.”
The way she turned to face me had to have been rehearsed. It was perfect; silent, dramatic, just enough movement to make the folds of her dress ripple and her hair flow over her shoulders. Like one of those slow-motion effects cinematographers have so fallen in love with. If there had been violins singing in the background, it would’ve been a cinematic moment.
She was even more beautiful up close and personal.
“You’ve already lit my fire, baby.” She dropped the cigarette, crushing it with the toe of her strappy little shoe. Her eyes did the fastest inventory imaginable. They were green, the translucence of jade, and they paused for the briefest glance at my fly. Cool eyes, hot gaze. I could feel my cock heating up. “Nice Bic. But if there’s going to be any flicking, I’ll do it.” She held out her hand. “Valerie.”
“Vlad.” I took it in mine.
Then we were in each other’s arms, mouths crushed together, not even a molecule of air, cigarette smoke, or anything else between us. She pulled away first.
“Your place or mine?”
“Mine. It’s closer.”
“You don’t even know where I live.”
“I don’t care. We’re going to my place.”
And that was that.

The Last Vampire Standing is scheduled for an October 15th release (just in time for Halloween!) from Class Act Books,