Wednesday, August 28, 2013

And the Winners are...

Raffelcopter has done it's thing and picked three random winners for HEAVEN AND HELLSBANE pre-release giveaway.

*The grand prize is a Kindle Nook Color, loaded with Hellsbane, HEAVEN AND HELLSBANE, and the series prequel, Commencement!
​*The runner up will get a $50 Amazon Gift Card, a signed print copy of HEAVEN AND HELLSBANE and Hellsbane, and a .pdf copy of Commencement.
​*Third prize is signed print copies of the first two books in the series and a .pdf of the series prequel, Commencement.


And the Winners are...

Grand Prize winner:
Daphne Schexnayder Trumps

Runner up winner:
Jenessa Hardin

Third prize winner:
Lily Cooper

A HUGE thank you to everyone who stopped by and entered the giveaway. I know it sucks if you didn't win, but you can still enjoy an AWESOME book (And I'm not the only who thinks that.)

Amazing story , loved the characters, surprises galore and really want to read more!
~Reviewer: LITERAL ADDICTION

Prime entertainment and a "can't put it down" storyline...
~Reviewer: Douglas C. Meeks Amazon TOP 500 REVIEWER

The romance is smokin’ hot and definitely worth “falling” in love over...An exciting read filled with non-stop action. I can’t wait to read the next one in the series!
~Reviewer: Cherie Reich, Speculative Fiction Author

Someone’s killing angels and turning the half human, half angel illorum warriors against their angelic supporters. If the supernatural baddy behind the attacks isn’t stopped soon, Heaven itself could fall victim. The Council of Seven has called in the best they’ve got to find the killers, and no one’s more surprised than Emma Jane Hellsbane when it’s her phone that rings.
But when her own angelic mentor—and off-limits hottie—Eli is targeted, Emma takes it personally. With Emma hot on the trail of the growing army of assassins, though, hackles start to raise around her. Everyone wants to know if she’s in it to protect all angels or just one in particular. The Council has their suspicions…and so does Emma’s boyfriend.
Now Emma isn’t just fighting off demons, rogue nephilim, and Fallen angels, but she’s defending her honor as well. The problem is even Emma Jane isn’t sure of her motives. One thing she does know: if she doesn’t figure out the killers’ identities soon, she may not live long enough to know what, or who, she really wants. 
             It’s all in a day’s work as Heaven’s ultimate bounty hunter.

Get your copy today!!
Amazon ] [ B&N ]  [ iTunes ]



Check out my website September 1st to follow the HEAVEN AND HELLSBANE blog tour, author signings dates & places, and more chances to WIN FREE BOOKS!!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Heaven and Hellsbane goes LIVE!

It's here! It's time! Heaven and Hellsbane is ON SALE NOW!!!
(I might be a little excited. Whatever...)

You can get your copy RIGHT NOW!!
Amazon ] [ B&N ]  [ iTunes ]


Someone’s killing angels and turning the half human, half angel illorum warriors against their angelic supporters. If the supernatural baddy behind the attacks isn’t stopped soon, Heaven itself could fall victim. The Council of Seven has called in the best they’ve got to find the killers, and no one’s more surprised than Emma Jane Hellsbane when it’s her phone that rings.
But when her own angelic mentor—and off-limits hottie—Eli is targeted, Emma takes it personally. With Emma hot on the trail of the growing army of assassins, though, hackles start to raise around her. Everyone wants to know if she’s in it to protect all angels or just one in particular. The Council has their suspicions…and so does Emma’s boyfriend.
Now Emma isn’t just fighting off demons, rogue nephilim, and Fallen angels, but she’s defending her honor as well. The problem is even Emma Jane isn’t sure of her motives. One thing she does know: if she doesn’t figure out the killers’ identities soon, she may not live long enough to know what, or who, she really wants.
It’s all in a day’s work as Heaven’s ultimate bounty hunter.

Amazon ] [ B&N ]  [ iTunes ]

PLUS...I've got winners for the HEAVEN AND HELLSBANE pre-release GIVEAWAY!

Some lucky reader just won a Nook Color, loaded with a brand new copy of HEAVEN AND HELLSBANE, and a pdf of the Hellsbane prequel novella, COMMENCEMENT, and a print copy of HELLSBANE

Another person just won a $50 Amazon gift card, print copies of HELLSBANE, and HEAVEN AND HELLSBANE, plus a pdf of COMMENCEMENT.

And a third reader won print, copies of HELLSBANE, and HEAVEN AND HELLSBANE, plus a pdf of COMMENCEMENT.

Check back tomorrow, after I've had a chance to contact them to see who won what!

Oh...and, ah...don't forget to snag your own copy of HEAVEN AND HELLSBANE!!!!

Amazon ] [ B&N ]  [ iTunes ]

Monday, August 26, 2013

Simone Elkeles' writing cave!

HEAVEN AND HELLSBANE, releases August 27th! 
To help gear up for the big day a whole crew of author friends will be stopping by all month sharing photos of their writing caves where they create those books we just can't wait to read. And I'll be posting excerpts from the first two HELLSBANE stories as well as EXCLUSIVE sneak peeks  of the up and coming, HEAVEN AND HELLSBANE book. 

Don't forget to enter the pre-release contest for a chance to win a Nook Color, $50 Amazon Gift Card and copies of the the first two Hellsbane books and the prequel! 
CLICK TO ENTER ]




Welcome
Simone Elkeles

I am so thrilled to have Simone Elkeles sharing her a photo of her writing cave. Who hasn't read one of her awesome young adult books? Simone is the author of the crazy popular series Perfect Chemistry, Leaving Paradise and How to Run.
And now she's about to start a new series with WILD CARDS.


















Simone's writing cave has one serious computer monitor. 

Most of you probably know those are diplomas from Simone's college alma maters n the wall and I wonder if those are notes for one of her books under the pencil holder. 

Can't you just imagine Simone sitting there, with Alex and Brittany's voices (from Perfect Chemistry) running through her head?





I'm so grateful to Simone for letting me share her writing space photo during my pre-release bash for HEAVEN AND HELLSBANE (On Sale TOMORROW!!) 





Simone has a new book coming too! Wild Cards, book 1 in her new series hits the shelves Oct 1st!




 After getting kicked out of boarding school, bad boy Derek Fitzpatrick has no choice but to live with his ditzy stepmother while his military dad is deployed. Things quickly go from bad to worse when he finds out she plans to move them back to her childhood home in Illinois. Derek’s counting the days before he can be on his own, and the last thing he needs is to get involved with someone else’s family drama.

 Ashtyn Parker knows one thing for certain–people you care about leave without a backward glance. A football scholarship would finally give her the chance to leave. So she pours everything into winning a state championship, until her boyfriend and star quarterback betrays them all by joining their rival team. Ashtyn needs a new game plan, but it requires trusting Derek—someone she barely knows, someone born to break the rules. Is she willing to put her heart on the line to try and win it all?



Sounds like another MUST READ from Simone!
Pre-order your copy now!

Don’t miss her other wildly popular series: Perfect Chemistry Series, Leaving Paradise series and How to Run series. Visit Simone's website to read more: www.simoneelkeles.com

Thanks you so much Simone!
And a special shout out to Simone's assistant. Thanks, Melissa! You ROCK!!



And don't forget to enter the  HEAVEN AND HELLSBANE Pre-Release contest for a chance to win a Nook Color, a $50 Amazon Gift Card and copies of the whole HELLSBANE series so far!!
 Pre-Order HEAVEN AND HELLSBANE now and be among the first to have a copy!
Amazon ] [ B&N ]  [ iTunes ]



Saturday, August 24, 2013

Simone Elkeles is coming!

HEAVEN AND HELLSBANE, releases August 27th!  That's only 3 days away!!

 Pre-Order it now and be among the first to have a copy!
[ Amazon ] [ B&N ]  [ iTunes ]

To help gear up for the big day I've been honored to have a whole crew of author friends stopping by sharing photos of their writing caves. It's been so much fun taking a peek at the spots where they each create those books we just can't wait to read. I want to send special thanks to each of these great ladies:

Laura Kaye
               Nicola Marsh              
Christine Warner
Lisa Kessler
Nina Croft
Cathryn Fox 
Rachel Harris 
Natalie Damschroder
Robin Covington 
If you missed seeing any of their fabulous writing caves check the blog archive on the right to have a look. After that you can find them on my webpage as a permanent part of my ever growing collection.

There are also links in the archive to excerpts from the first book in the Hellsbane series HELLSBANE, the series prequel, COMMENCEMENT and 3 exclusive excerpts from the anticipated upcoming book,
HEAVEN AND HELLSBANE.

And don't forget to enter my HUGE pre-release give away of a Nook Color, $50 Amazon Gift Card and copies of the the first two Hellsbane books and the prequel I'm running!
The contest ends the day after the release, August 28th. So there's still time to enter. Hurry up and get your name in there!
 CLICK TO ENTER ]


And finally, to really end my pre-release bash with a BANG, 
Monday, NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Simone Elkeles will be here!

I'm so honored to have Simone joining in on my pre-release fun by sharing her writing cave. I hope you're as excited as I am to see it. Stop back Monday for Simone and then buy your copy of 
HEAVEN AND HELLSBANE Tuesday, August 27!

Or PRE-Order your copy now and avoid the rush! *giggle* Amazon ] [ B&N ]  [ iTunes ]

Friday, August 23, 2013

Robin Covington's writing cave

HEAVEN AND HELLSBANE, releases August 27th! 
To help gear up for the big day a whole crew of author friends will be stopping by all month sharing photos of their writing caves where they create those books we just can't wait to read. And I'll be posting excerpts from the first two HELLSBANE stories as well as EXCLUSIVE sneak peeks  of the up and coming, HEAVEN AND HELLSBANE book. 

Don't forget to enter the pre-release contest for a chance to win a Nook Color, $50 Amazon Gift Card and copies of the the first two Hellsbane books and the prequel! 
CLICK TO ENTER ]


Welcome
Robin Covington


Robin is here today sharing her writing cave. Robin is the author of some seriously steamy hot books. Her latest book, Playing the Part, from Entangled Publishing is burning up the pages and the charts. I can't wait to see where those sexy characters live in Robin's house.






Robin said, "My hubby gave me my closet for Christmas. He gutted my 8 feet by 22 feet closet and made the first 11 feet my closet and the last 11 feet my office. He painted and outfitted it with the desk, shelves. I have printed and matted prints of my covers on the left wall and the poster of ANoSC ws a gift from my printer on my debut.







I rarely have a clean desk - it is usually covered in notes for my books, Diet Coke bottles and Haribo Gummie Bears. Joe - my hero on a stick-watches me work.









The kiddos are too loud when I'm working but my trusty companion, Dutch, keeps me company while I write."












I can't believe that awesome space is a closet! That's too neat. And Dutch looks like the perfect writer's companion.  Thanks for sharing, Robin!


                                       PLAYING THE PART

             The harder they play . . . the harder they fall.

    After publicly self-destructing over a heartbreak a year ago, bestselling romance writer Piper James is now making nice with her publisher by agreeing to teach Hollywood's favorite action star how to act like he's in love. Only playboy Mick Blackwell has no clue what love looks like.
    When a seductive heat ignites between Piper and Mick, she jumps at the chance for a bit of fun between the sheets, but with two stipulations: she's kept out of the public eye and things end when she returns to New York. Only Mick keeps changing the rules on her. Tempted by America's favorite bad boy, Piper is wondering how far she's willing to bend...
Hot Sexy ROMANCE! This one is a must read!
Get your copy quick!

Learn more about Robin Covington and her other great books at her website: http://www.robincovingtonromance.com


And don't forget to enter the  HEAVEN AND HELLSBANE Pre-Release contest for a chance to win a Nook Color, a $50 Amazon Gift Card and copies of the whole HELLSBANE series so far!!
 Pre-Order HEAVEN AND HELLSBANE now and be among the first to have a copy!
Amazon ] [ B&N ]  [ iTunes ]



Thursday, August 22, 2013

Heaven and Hellsbane Sneak Peek #3

 HEAVEN AND HELLSBANE, releases August 27th! 
To help gear up for the big day a whole crew of author friends will be stopping by all month sharing photos of their writing caves where they create those books we just can't wait to read. And I'll be posting excerpts from the first two HELLSBANE stories as well as EXCLUSIVE sneak peeks  of the up and coming, HEAVEN AND HELLSBANE book. 

Don't forget to enter the pre-release contest for a chance to win a Nook Color, $50 Amazon Gift Card and copies of the the first two Hellsbane books and the prequel! CLICK TO ENTER ]


HELLSBANE series


Emma Jane Hellsbane was born different, the child of Fallen angel and human—the child of sin. But Heaven has a way for her to make amends for her birth. Like others born of Fallen angels, she’ll work as their bounty hunter, rounding up the Fallen and banishing them to the abyss. The trouble is, the Fallen won’t go quietly and Emma won’t be done until she finds the one Fallen angel who created her.


Love will not be denied...

Someone’s killing angels and turning the half human, half angel illorum warriors against their angelic supporters. If the supernatural baddy behind the attacks isn’t stopped soon, Heaven itself could fall victim. The Council of Seven has called in the best they’ve got to find the killers, and no one’s more surprised than Emma Jane Hellsbane when it’s her phone that rings.
But when her own angelic mentor—and off-limits hottie—Eli is targeted, Emma takes it personally. With Emma hot on the trail of the growing army of assassins, though, hackles start to raise around her. Everyone wants to know if she’s in it to protect all angels or just one in particular. The Council has their suspicions…and so does Emma’s boyfriend.
Now Emma isn’t just fighting off demons, rogue nephilim, and Fallen angels, but she’s defending her honor as well. The problem is even Emma Jane isn’t sure of her motives. One thing she does know: if she doesn’t figure out the killers’ identities soon, she may not live long enough to know what, or who, she really wants.
It’s all in a day’s work as Heaven’s ultimate bounty hunter.


Now for the third AND LAST exclusive excerpt of the upcoming installment in my HELLSBANE series, 

HEAVEN AND HELLSBANE
Book 2

Eli wrapped his arms around me from behind, holding me in the warmth of his embrace at the edge of the Canadian falls. Pale, colorful lights illuminated the massive curtain of water and a cool, misty breeze washed over us. I knew it was late, but I wouldn’t let myself worry over the exact time. Not yet. I didn’t want the evening to end. I closed my eyes and leaned my head back against his chest, breathing in the soothing scent of him. 
  He huddled around me, his lips brushing my ear, sending a quick volley of tingles over my skin. “I’ve missed you,” he said.
I swallowed hard, drowning in the emotion at the back of my throat. “I’ve missed you too,” I said, but my voice cracked, the last of it barely a whisper.
He turned me around, one arm holding my waist, the other hand catching my chin and raising my gaze to his. “They were wrong, Emma Jane. What I feel, it’s not what they think, what they fear. It can’t be…it’s more than that. I’ve been at home—at peace with my brothers, but you have never left my thoughts. There are so many wondrous things on heaven and earth that I wanted to show you, to share with you. It seemed every moment something new would make my mind turn to ask for your thoughts and my eyes search for your face. A comfort I’d grown accustomed to without realizing. A comfort I am finding it difficult to live without. I am lost without you. For even surrounded by all those who love me I am alone—unfinished. I missed you. Why is that wrong?”
            My chest tightened and I inhaled hard, forcing my lungs to fill. I knew by the way he’d said it that he wasn’t really asking me, but I wished with all my heart I could give him an answer. “I don’t know.”
            “Neither do I.” Before the last of his words left his mouth, Eli leaned down and pressed his lips to mine.
Heat spread through my body like a bolt of lightning, warming me from the inside out in an instant. My mind spun as his tongue stroked against my lips, gentle at first and then more demanding. I opened to him, tasting his sweet warmth—the warmth of an angel.
His arms slipped around me, pulling me closer until our bodies molded to each other. The hardness of his excitement pressed against me, cueing my brain, crystallizing my awareness. The risk we were taking, what it meant if we let go of our last thread of control, melted from my thoughts. We could do this. We could be together. All that was stopping us was…
Eli’s eternal life and…Dan. I broke the kiss and pushed back from Eli’s heavenly embrace, the cool chill of the falls’ misty breeze making the loss of his warmth all the more acute.
“I’m sorry. I…” Like a curtain had suddenly been lifted, reality blazed through my thoughts. “What time is it?”
“I don’t know,” he said with a soft laugh. Angels have little concept of time.
He reached for me, but I moved back checking my watch. “Shit, Eli. I’m late.”



I hope you enjoyed that last sneak peak of HEAVEN AND HELLSBANE before the big release in just  5 days! 
Check out the first 2 exclusive excerpts from HEAVEN AND HELLSBANE here.

There's still more celebrating to come before the release of HEAVEN AND HELLSBANE. 

Check back tomorrow to see the writing cave of Robin Covington author of Playing the Part from Entangled Publishing.

Then, mark your calendars because  Monday August 26th, author Simone Elkeles, that's right, 

NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Simone Elkeles,
will be HERE to help celebrate the release of  HEAVEN AND HELLSBANE (Aug 27) and sharing photos of her writing cave. 
SQUEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!

Don't forget to enter the  HEAVEN AND HELLSBANE Pre-Release contest for a chance to win a Nook Color, a $50 Amazon Gift Card and copies of the whole HELLSBANE series so far!!




 Pre-Order HEAVEN AND HELLSBANE now and be among the first to have a copy!
Amazon ] [ B&N ]  [ iTunes ]




Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Natalie Damschroder's writing cave

HEAVEN AND HELLSBANE, releases August 27th! 
To help gear up for the big day a whole crew of author friends will be stopping by all month sharing photos of their writing caves where they create those books we just can't wait to read. And I'll be posting excerpts from the first two HELLSBANE stories as well as EXCLUSIVE sneak peeks of the up and coming, HEAVEN AND HELLSBANE book. 

Don't forget to enter the pre-release contest for a chance to win a Nook Color, $50 Amazon Gift Card and copies of the the first two Hellsbane books and the prequel! 
CLICK TO ENTER ]




Welcome
Natalie Damschroder


Today Natalie Damschroder has stopped by to share her writing cave. YAY!!! Natalie is the author of HEAVY METAL, a paranormal novel from Entangled Publishing. So I'm super excited to see where she dreams up the fantastic characters from the book.





Natalie said she considered cleaning up her desk before taking the photo, but then she saw Jennifer Crusie's photo in the archives, and decided to leave it as is. [That's okay, Natalie. A messy desk is the sign of a busy creative mind...said someone somewhere one time...I'm sure!] 

You can see some of Natalie's passions surrounding her "creation station." Behind the desk is a poster for the New England Patriots' three Super Bowl wins and one of Legolas and Aragorn from The Lord of the Rings. If you look closely, you can also see a Legolas figurine hanging out to keep her company. That was a loaner from good friend Misty Simon to get Natalie through her deadline panic.

Fresh air, a mega mug of tea, and Legolas as a muse. Everything a hard-working writer needs!

Thanks, Natalie! This was great!!!


                                  HEAVY METAL

   The world is not what Riley Kordek imagined. On the run from those who’ve targeted her, all Riley wants is a chance to figure out her new ability to bend metal’s energy. When a hot guy who knows more than he should helps her escape her attackers, she thinks she might’ve found someone who can lead her to the answers she needs.
   Three years ago, Sam Remington walked away from his employer and the woman he loved, and now, all he’s looking to do is fill the gaping hole left behind. Except, when Sam takes Riley to the Society for Goddess Education and Defense, the stakes rise beyond what either of them could have imagined.
   After being alone for so long, falling for Sam would be far too easy—and far too painful, once his old flame calls needing his help. Worse, Riley uncovers a plot with disastrous ramifications not only for herself, but for Sam and the people he loves—and potentially every goddess in the country.

Wow, right? I love paranormal romances. Don't you? 
Then you really need to read this one. 
Buy a copy!

Learn more about Natalie Damschroder and her other great books at her website: http://www.nataliedamschroder.com


And don't forget to enter the  HEAVEN AND HELLSBANE Pre-Release contest for a chance to win a Nook Color, a $50 Amazon Gift Card and copies of the whole HELLSBANE series so far!!
 Pre-Order HEAVEN AND HELLSBANE now and be among the first to have a copy!
Amazon ] [ B&N ]  [ iTunes ]




Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Heaven and Hellsbane Sneak Peek #2

 HEAVEN AND HELLSBANE, releases August 27th! 
To help gear up for the big day a whole crew of author friends will be stopping by all month sharing photos of their writing caves where they create those books we just can't wait to read. And I'll be posting excerpts from the first two HELLSBANE stories as well as EXCLUSIVE sneak peeks  of the up and coming, HEAVEN AND HELLSBANE book. 

Don't forget to enter the pre-release contest for a chance to win a Nook Color, $50 Amazon Gift Card and copies of the the first two Hellsbane books and the prequel! CLICK TO ENTER ]


HELLSBANE series


Emma Jane Hellsbane was born different, the child of Fallen angel and human—the child of sin. But Heaven has a way for her to make amends for her birth. Like others born of Fallen angels, she’ll work as their bounty hunter, rounding up the Fallen and banishing them to the abyss. The trouble is, the Fallen won’t go quietly and Emma won’t be done until she finds the one Fallen angel who created her.


And then this happened...

Someone’s killing angels and turning the half human, half angel illorum warriors against their angelic supporters. If the supernatural baddy behind the attacks isn’t stopped soon, Heaven itself could fall victim. The Council of Seven has called in the best they’ve got to find the killers, and no one’s more surprised than Emma Jane Hellsbane when it’s her phone that rings.
But when her own angelic mentor—and off-limits hottie—Eli is targeted, Emma takes it personally. With Emma hot on the trail of the growing army of assassins, though, hackles start to raise around her. Everyone wants to know if she’s in it to protect all angels or just one in particular. The Council has their suspicions…and so does Emma’s boyfriend.
Now Emma isn’t just fighting off demons, rogue nephilim, and Fallen angels, but she’s defending her honor as well. The problem is even Emma Jane isn’t sure of her motives. One thing she does know: if she doesn’t figure out the killers’ identities soon, she may not live long enough to know what, or who, she really wants.
It’s all in a day’s work as Heaven’s ultimate bounty hunter.


Now for the second exclusive excerpt of the upcoming installment of the HELLSBANE series, 

HEAVEN AND HELLSBANE
Book 2

“Dan, people are dying. I have to help if I can. You know that, right? I can’t just stop to go chase every thin lead.” But I knew it was a flimsy excuse. I’d barely even thought about the blurry photo of the angel who’d seduced my mother. Was I ignoring the chance to find my angelic father because a part of me didn’t want to leave this life? I didn’t know anymore.
“You make your choices, and I’ll make mine,” Dan said. Then to the demon he said, “Tell me how this works. What do I have to do to trigger my power?”
The point of Bariel’s sword lowered slightly as he pulled another sword from his hip. The black blade sizzled into existence as it drew from the hidden sheath—the air around it wavering like heat vapors, thin smoke rolling off the forming metal. “It’s quite simple. Use this sword to take the sword of a magister, and then kill him with it. Then we’ll see what happens.”
Dan reached out for the sword, but the demon held it back suspiciously before allowing the cop to take it in his grip.
“Any magister?” Dan asked, and the demon beamed like a proud father.
“Yes. Any magister. Even Elizal, if you like.”
Dan nodded, marveling at the weapon in his hand.
“Please, Dan. Don’t do this,” I said.
He got to his feet, ignoring me. “So it can hurt magisters. What will it do to demons?”
“Pardon?” Before Bariel could puzzle out the question, Dan slashed the sword across the belly of the demon, drawing a quick line of black, oozing blood. The momentum of his swing spun him around and he threw the gibborim weapon to me.
The toss was short, but I sped forward and caught it. Doc Westly was on my heels, but the moment of confusion played to my advantage and I twisted in time for the gibborim to race right into the blade—skewering himself through the gut. His blue eyes widened, surprise and pain playing across his face.
“Emma Jane,” Eli said, and I glanced across the overlook to where the bodies of the other two gibborim lay. I watched as Eli snatched up my sword. 
“Stupid soul sack,” Bariel said and I spun back to see the demon’s sword stab through Dan’s back and out his chest. “I did promise to release you, did I not?”
Disbelief stretched the whites of Dan’s eyes and he looked down at the bloody blade, his arms relaxed at his sides. His gaze came back up to me. “It’s okay,” he said, a shaky smile playing across his lips. “I’m okay. It doesn’t hurt.”
A scream ripped through my head, my mouth open, gaping, and soundless. Precious seconds ticked by but I couldn’t move, couldn’t think, my body like stone, freezing me to the spot.
Bariel pulled back his sword, yanking it from Dan’s spine, and the man’s knees buckled. Before his body hit the ground, Eli appeared at his side, catching him. With a backhanded swing, the angel sliced a line across the demon’s neck that I knew in an instant wasn’t deep enough. But it was all Eli needed to allow him time to vanish with Dan in his protective embrace.


I hope you enjoyed that little sneak peak! The stakes are high this time around and someone's going to pay more than they counted on. What are you most hoping for with Emma, Eli, Dan and the angels? I'd love to hear about it! Leave a comment.

There's still one more exclusive HEAVEN AND HELLSBANE excerpts to come! Check back Thursday to get a taste of the romantic path things are taking in the Hellsbane series book 2. 

It's not too late to read the first excerpt from the upcoming book here.

And check back tomorrow to see the writing cave of  Natalie Damschroder, author of HEAVY METAL, from Entangled Publishing.

Friday Robin Covington author of Playing the Part from Entangled Publishing will be here.

And Monday August 26th, author Simone Elkeles, that's right, 

NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Simone Elkeles,
will be HERE to help celebrate the release of  HEAVEN AND HELLSBANE (Aug 27) and sharing photos of her writing cave. 
SQUEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!

Don't forget to enter the  HEAVEN AND HELLSBANE Pre-Release contest for a chance to win a Nook Color, a $50 Amazon Gift Card and copies of the whole HELLSBANE series so far!!






 Pre-Order HEAVEN AND HELLSBANEnow and be among the first to have a copy!
Amazon ] [ B&N ]  [ iTunes ]


Monday, August 19, 2013

Rachel Harris' writing cave

HEAVEN AND HELLSBANE, releases August 27th! 
To help gear up for the big day a whole crew of author friends will be stopping by all month sharing photos of their writing caves where they create those books we just can't wait to read. And I'll be posting excerpts from the first two HELLSBANE stories as well as EXCLUSIVE sneak peeks of the up and coming, HEAVEN AND HELLSBANE book. 

Don't forget to enter the pre-release contest for a chance to win a Nook Color, $50 Amazon Gift Card and copies of the the first two Hellsbane books and the prequel! 
CLICK TO ENTER ]



Welcome
Rachel Harris


It's so great to have Rachel Harris on my blog today sharing pics of her writing cave. Rachel is the author of the upcoming heart melting contemporary romance, Taste The Heat, from Entangled Publishing
And the fabulously popular YA (young adult) novel,  A Tale of Two Centuries.







Rachel said, "My writing cave is often filled with Diet Mt. Dew cans and occasionally with candy wrappers, but it's always stocked with books. Reference books like Noah Lukeman's The First Five Pages and Ackerman's The Emotion Thesaurus, and favorite novels that inspire me (way too many to name). Binders filled with character notes and detailed plot points, sketches and random thoughts. And for when my brain just locks up, I have two thick volumes of Sudoku puzzles (*grin*). Sticky notes are EVERYWHERE.  








On the wall, I have posters from my recent summer releases (adult romance Taste the Heat and YA A Tale of Two Centuries), as well as sketches from fans and my children. And that maroon pom pom? That was from at Entangled game at my first Romantic Times conference, and the first big event I attended as a "Published Author." All of these things make me smile. They truly tell the story of my journey. And on days when words just aren't coming, a quick glance around my cave reminds me of why I do this, that I can do this, and motivates me to dive back in and continue doing this.  




These are such great photos! Thank you so much, Rachel for sharing!!
Learn more about Rachel Harris and her great books at her website: http://www.rachelharriswrites.com/


TASTE THE HEAT
  One sexy fire captain. One Cajun chf. One combustible kitchen…
   When chef Colby Robicheaux returned home to New Orleans to save her family restaurant, the last person she expected to reconnect with was her brother’s best friend and her childhood crush. As tempting as a sugar-coated beignet, Jason is one dish she can’t afford to taste. Colby can’t wait to leave the place where her distrust of love and commitment originated and go back to Vegas. 
   Fire captain Jason Landry isn’t looking for love, either. Disillusioned by his past, he knows he should be focusing on finding the perfect mother for his daughter. But when he first sees Colby, all grown up and gorgeous, he can’t help but be drawn to her. And when she suggests a no-strings-attached fling, Jason can’t say no.
   As their relationship grows more intense, Colby finds that Jason isn’t as easy to leave behind as she thought. Could turning up the heat on something real be worth the possibility of getting burned?

Sounds yummy, right? 
Buy a copy!
[ Amazon ] [ B&N ]  [ Kobo ] [ iTunes ]

         A TALE OF TWO CENTURIES

   Alessandra D’Angeli is in need of an adventure. Tired of her sixteenth-century life in Italy and homesick for her time-traveling cousin, Cat, who visited her for a magical week and dazzled her with tales of the future, Alessandra is lost. Until the stars hear her plea.
   One mystical spell later, Alessandra appears on Cat’s Beverly Hills doorstep five hundred years in the future. Surrounded by confusing gadgets, scary transportation, and scandalous clothing, Less is hesitant to live the life of a twenty-first century teen…until she meets the infuriating—and infuriatingly handsome—surfer Austin Michaels. Austin challenges everything she believes in…and introduces her to a world filled with possibility.
   With the clock ticking, Less knows she must live every moment of her modern life while she still can. But how will she return to the drab life of her past when the future is what holds everything she’s come to love?

Love Yong Adult books? You HAVE to read this one!
Buy a copy!
[ Amazon ] [ B&N ]  [ Kobo ] [ iTunes ]



And don't forget to enter the  HEAVEN AND HELLSBANE Pre-Release contest for a chance to win a Nook Color, a $50 Amazon Gift Card and copies of the whole HELLSBANE series so far!!
 Pre-Order it now and be among the first to have a copy!
Amazon ] [ B&N ]  [ iTunes ]