Thursday, July 27, 2017

Howl with Guest Emma Nichols--PLUS GIVEAWAY

The Howl Series
by Emma Nichols
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Kindle / Ebook GIVEAWAY
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Raising the Phoenix
Book #1
Blurb:
The Alpha is the leader of the pack, a revered position, one that can't be inherited, only earned. For ten years my father groomed me to take over in the event something happened to him. I guess I never expected it to happen so soon. I thought I'd have more time. I thought I'd at least graduate from college first. Instead, life threw the Phoenix Pack a curveball. My father was murdered, and my mother died with him. Suddenly, I'm responsible for my twin sisters, and everyone else. I'm forced to make some tough decisions. And if everyone in the pack has their way, one of those decisions will involve finding my mate. They should've given me an easier task, like brokering world peace or curing cancer. After all, what male would ever volunteer for this, having a mate who's also his Alpha, leaving his pack to join hers, and giving up everything he has ever known?

In the Venom and Vampires Box Set!
23 ebooks for 99 Pennies!

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Cursing the Moon
Book #2

Blurb:
Savannah Silver has met her mate.

Her wolf has chosen, but the Alpha who can silence others with a look and command her pack with a word has been refused. While she waits for him to come to his senses, Savvy works to find her parents’ killers, rebuild the homestead and ensure Shelby’s future.

Quinn Holderman has met his match.

Being part wolf and part husky has always been a disadvantage. Becoming a rogue was his only hope for happiness. Then Quinn met Savvy. In his mind, his reasons for denying her made perfect sense. In reality, he has suffered every second they are apart.

He needed more time. She needed her mate. Together, they’re cursing the moon.

Available on Amazon!
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Healing the Heart
Book #3

Blurb:
Sometimes love isn’t enough. Sometimes love can’t conquer all. Sometimes healing a heart takes time.

Quinn doesn’t have time. Instead, what he has is a looming deadline. The mating must take place by the full moon or not at all. He thought he had made up his mind. He thought he could live with his decision. Then Savvy disappeared.

Savvy is an all or nothing kind of girl. She needs a strong mate, a decisive mate, a loving and supportive mate. Unfortunately, Quinn refused to be that mate. Losing him was breaking her heart. Staying busy was her only coping mechanism. Ignoring her needs and focusing on the pack helped her find everything she ever needed.

Sometimes the threat of losing everything can change minds and hearts. Sometimes the promise of a better future and a determined mate can heal a heart in record time.

Available on Amazon!
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Author Bio:

What made her decide to be a romance author?
Simple.
How else was she going to parlay her two favorite past times into a career?
Emma is single and loving it. Like her first character, Alysin, Sin for short, she doesn't believe in settling or in settling down. She loves to indulge in her passions whenever the mood strikes and enjoys keeping all of life's cliche moments spicy.
Known for her sense of humor, Emma surrounds herself with friends whose antics often become the source of book fodder. Her ideal situation would be to explore the Caribbean while writing. She pursues that dream daily.
Visit her website for updates: http://emmanicholsromance.com
Or better still, join her newsletter and never miss a release, sale, or giveaway: http://eepurl.com/0SiQn

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Don't miss out! 11 series 99 pennies & enter this Kindle giveaway

The whole Biting Love series for under $10. Ten more series for just 99 pennies each book. Seven prizes including a Kindle, Amazon gift card, and more.

Be sure to grab these amazing values before they go away! Giveaway open to July 31. Books on sale only till August 6. But the days are flying by so ACT NOW.

KINDLE & MORE GIVEAWAY

SERIES SALE (Amazon link to 1st book in series)
The Dark War by Angela Addams The Dark War Series
Cursed plus Wolf Slayer by Angela Addams The Order of the Wolf Series
Beaudry's Ghost by Carolan Ivey The Legends Series
Total Eclipse of the Heart by Crystal Jordan The In the Heat of the Night Series
The Legal Vampire's Golden Goddess by Heather Long The Tales of the Arcana Royale Series
Bite My Fire by Mary Hughes The Biting Love Series
Night of the Tiger by N.J. Walters The Hades' Carnival Series
Alexandra's Legacy by N.J. Walters The Legacy Series
Wolf at the Door by N.J. Walters The Salvation Series
A Touch of Magick by N.J. Walters The Spells, Secrets & Seductions Series
In the Dark by PG Forte The Children of Night Series

Or find more vendor choices at each author's Entangled page:
Angela Addams | Carolan Ivey | Crystal Jordan | Heather Long | Mary Hughes | N.J. Walters | PG Forte

Monday, July 24, 2017

Cover reveal plus GIVEAWAY!

~ Cover Reveal ~
Any Way You Spin it
By Monique McDonell

Blurb:
Sometimes you must accept that love doesn’t always show up at your convenience.
Minnie has made mistakes and lots of them. Fresh out of rehab and back in her home town her plan is simple; she needs to make amends to all the people she hurt, especially her children, and get her life back on track. She has no room in her life for men – it was because of men she got in this mess in the first place.
The minute former athlete and current bar owner, Mitch sees Minnie he knows she’s something special. Now all he needs to do is convince her and the whole town that their being together will not undo everything she’s working so hard to achieve.
With all the obstacles to her success can Mitch prove he’s not just one more thing in the way.
If you like long bike rides, picnics by the lake and truffle fries then Any Way You Spin It is for you.

Available on Amazon
Snippet #1
Mitch knew it was just a coincidence he’d run into Min. She was one of a handful of people he’d run into today. Moose had jogged past him at the park and invited him to dinner tomorrow night. He’d stopped to get gas and Dave the local policeman was at the other pump and when he’d gone into the diner half the town had been there. And he may have heard Mins name mentioned in whispers more than once. Patty had been holding court with her gaggle of minions. Running into the beautiful woman seated beside him improving the look of his truck exponentially was not destiny, even if it felt like it.
All she’d bought was a small block of cheese. Clearly, she was planning to do something with it.
“What’s the cheese for?’
“Meatballs and spaghetti.” His stomach, the betraying bastard groaned. “I gather you like meatballs.”
“I do. They’re a classic.”
“I’m going to have extra. I’ll drop some over.”
“You don’t need to do that.” His stomach rolled again.
“To say thanks for the bike, and the lift home.” Large raindrops were pelting the windshield now. “I’m pretty happy not to be walking in this.”
He looked over at her. She was looking at him with those baby blues so he couldn’t resist.  “Okay, but how about you eat it with me? It’s kind of sad for us each to be eating alone.”
“Okay. I’ll just come down the hall when I’m done.” The town wasn’t big so he pulled the truck up outside the building minutes later. He stopped under the portico so she could exit without getting wet.
He watched her go, her perfect pear-shaped butt heading in the door and up the stairs. He knew he shouldn’t be looking at that butt or wanting that woman but knowing didn’t stop it from being so.


Snippet #2
Did you get lost again, you live down the hall.”
“No, I brought you some fries.”
“You brought me fries?”
“Truffle fries actually. Sarah said you kind of moaned when she mentioned my truffle fries earlier.”
“She said I moaned about you?’
“About my fries. So, I brought them and myself to your door.”
“Well come on in then, although I don’t recall moaning.” She absolutely did, but he didn’t need to know that.
“Maybe you smiled. I’d rather make you moan than smile, but I’ll take either.”
“And I’ll take the fries.” She held out her hand so he could pass them over.
She lifted one from the bag and took a bite of the crunchy salty goodness and then she really did moan. “Okay mission accomplished, you made me moan, you can leave happy now.”


Author Bio:
I am an Australian author who writes contemporary women's fiction including chick lit and romance.
I have written all my life especially as a child when I loved to write short stories and poetry. At University I studied Creative Writing as part of my Communication degree. Afterwards I was busy working in public relations I didn't write for pleasure for quite a few years although I wrote many media releases, brochures and newsletters. (And I still do in my day-job!)

When I began to write again I noticed a trend - writing dark unhappy stories made me unhappy. So I made a decision to write a novel with a happy ending and I have been writing happy stories ever since.
I am the author of five stand alone novels including Mr. Right and Other Mongrels and Hearts Afire and the Upper Crust Series. Many of my novels focus on an Australian characters meeting and visiting US characters.
I have been a member of the writing group The Writer’s Dozen for ten years. Our anthology Better Than Chocolate raised over $10,000 for the charity Room to Read and helped build a library in South East Asia. I am also a member of the Romance Writers of Australia. In 2015 had a piece on writing chicklit featured in the successful Australian non-fiction book Copyfight.
I live on Sydney's Northern Beaches with my husband and daughter.
To learn more about my writing, my caffeine obsession and my upcoming books please visit  www.moniquemcdonell.com.au.


Social Media:
Website - http://moniquemcdonell.weebly.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MoniqueMcDonellAuthor
Twitter - https://twitter.com/MoniqueMcDonell
Blog - http://moniquemcdonell.weebly.com/blog.html


GIVEAWAY
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Kindle and MORE giveaway! Plus **11 series** **99 pennies each**

I love giveaways. I also love bargains. When I see both together? Start the fireworks!!


#KINDLE #GIVEAWAY HERE


Seven great authors. Eleven fabulous series. Entangled Publishing.

Preorder 99 Pennies. Hurry, this offer won't last.


The Dark War by Angela Addams The Dark War Series
Cursed plus Wolf Slayer by Angela Addams The Order of the Wolf Series
Beaudry's Ghost by Carolan Ivey The Legends Series
Total Eclipse of the Heart by Crystal Jordan The In the Heat of the Night Series
The Legal Vampire's Golden Goddess by Heather Long The Tales of the Arcana Royale Series
Bite My Fire by Mary Hughes The Biting Love Series
Night of the Tiger by N.J. Walters The Hades' Carnival Series
Alexandra's Legacy by N.J. Walters The Legacy Series
Wolf at the Door by N.J. Walters The Salvation Series
A Touch of Magick by N.J. Walters The Spells, Secrets & Seductions Series
In the Dark by PG Forte The Children of Night Series

Or find more vendor choices at each author's Entangled page:
Angela Addams | Carolan Ivey | Crystal Jordan | Heather Long | Mary Hughes | N.J. Walters | PG Forte

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

3T Writing Tidbit

Are you sick of it yet?

SHOW don't TELL.

Yup. Screamingly sick. Me too. Want an easy way past it? (Well sure, who doesn't? LOL.)

Any time you write something along the lines of: He couldn't do the thing, because of reasons.

Simply. Have. Him. Do. The Thing.

Boom!

Instead of a boring internal monologue about why the thing can't be done, he TRIES to do the thing and generate INSTANT CONFLICT because he CAN'T! And you're showing why he can't instead of having him whine about it.

PATHETICALLY SIMPLIFIED EXAMPLE:
Seb, though a really strong vampire, couldn't fight the Bad Vampire because he suspected the BV had taken illegal strength drugs and was almost indestructible.
VERSUS
(Back up to where Seb doesn't suspect drugs.)
Seb sauntered into the abandoned warehouse, certain that he was the strongest vampire around. He'd take down the Bad Vampire and save the town.

But when he attacked, the BV misted away. He followed, only to have the Bad Vampire appear before him--and nail him with a fist to the face. Seb rocked with the force of the BV's punch.

How the hell had BV gotten so strong?
Well, heck. Only one way. Those illegal strength drugs.

See? Showing instead of telling, instant conflict, PLUS it's easy and fun.

This technique also works for fact reveals. In the first example, Seb had to infer from facts that the BV was on drugs. In the second, it literally hit him over the head. Which do you think is more immediate for readers?

Published since 2009, over the years I've accumulated various items of writing wisdom. The Third Tuesday Writing Tidbit showcases these items in no particular order. Click here to see all 3T Tidbits.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

2T Repeat Performance

In December, the lovely Magical Musings crew decided it was time to close down their blogging shop. I had three wonderful years with them. I thought you might be interested in seeing those posts now.

 Expanding the Love plus preview--originally posted August 20, 2014


This month's Favorite Things has been pre-empted for a Special Announcement! The Favorite Things Countdown will return next month in its regular time slot. :)

I write mostly romance, and mostly first-meet. New couples just starting out on their love journey. It's great, because I get to be with them in their first flush of attraction, the heart-pounding, giddy flowering stage.

But I don't get to explore a lot of the meaty moments found as a couple's relationship grows--and is tested. What if he snores? What about her cold feet at night? Why does she always insist on putting those ice cubes where he's the warmest?

What do we name the baby?


So I'm thrilled when Biting Love readers ask for more Nixie and Julian. I get to deal with some of the same topics that make real, committed love work over time. July 30 I released the latest in their journey as a married couple, Murder at Chipmunk Lake. *Paranormal. Hot.*

Nixie Emerson, punk rock musician and first-time mom-to-be, has a stalker. Warning: contains a cranky pregnant lady trying to control her swearing, a master vampire appeasing his wife with food and creative sex, murder, mayhem and several arguments over what to name the baby.

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NYTimes bestselling author Lori Handeland

Preview: Coming September 25! I'm thrilled that New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lori Handeland will be my guest.

Phoenix Chronicle, Nightcreature, Rock Creek Six...which would you choose? See her books here or view on Amazon or B&N.

Let me know which is your favorite series, or if you're new to Lori. Or tell me your favorite part of romance--first blush, making a home together, the golden years, or...?

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

1T Status Update & Sun-Sational reader reward

Happy Fourth of July to my friends and readers in the USA! One of the things I've been studying lately is branding. I still haven't wrapped my head around it, but one thing did come clear. A series has to have the same look and feel, not only in the writing between the covers, but the covers themselves and even the titles.
  • 2nd  edits for Night's Caress turned in.
  • Edits for Hunt Mates will be done by now.
  • Updated Prophecy Mates will be available.
  • Playing Stars & Stripes in Wednesday's American Legion Band concert :)

Want to have a sexier giveaway experience? Check out my LWAL posts for July and June.  

34 romance authors have come together to reward our loyal readers with some serious swag, signed books, and gifts.

Check out the FIVE packages we've assembled.

Then be sure to enter to win.

**Please note: this giveaway is for residents of the continental US. Shipping out of the country is insanely expensive. Oh, and the customs forms are zero fun too.** Participating Authors:

A.D. Ellis | A.M. Myers | Alexandria Bishop | Amanda Roberts | Amy Olle | Anna Bloom | Annie Anderson | Aria Glazki | Bethany Lopez | Brandy Dorsch | Cecilia Lane | Emma Nichols | Emma Tharp | Emmanuelle de Maupassant | Holly Cortelyou | Ja'Nese Dixon | Joanne Dannon | Josie Kerr | K.L. Shandwick | Kelly Collins | Maggie Way | Mary Hughes | Melissa McClone | Monique McDonell | R.K. Close | Sharon Coady | Shelique Lize | Sonya Loveday | Tee Smith | Theresa Troutman | Tmonique Stephens | Tracey Pedersen | Tracy Lorraine | Wendy Knight   Enter here: http://lovekissedbookbargains.com/2017/06/21/sun-sational-reader-rewards-giveaway/