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Author of Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance


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PROPHECY TOUR- FINAL DAY!

PROPHECY TOUR, 2011  

When you comment on all three of our posts today, you are eligible to win fantastic prizes from us: earrings, a bracelet, and a ring!!!

              

 

Have I got a story for you! Gracen Miller’s Pandora’s Box…

I started reading Pandora’s Box and I must share something with you. Now don’t tell anyone but, I kept on exclaiming out loud, shaking my head, and then getting all hot and bothered! Gracen knows horror and romance like nobody’s business, my friends. I’m so pleased  to call her friend and to present this wonderful horror/romance story. Here’s the blurb… 

Where does the road to Hell begin?

What happens when your son turns homicidal overnight and your husband disappears on his way to work? Do you cower in fear or fight for your life? Madison Wescott fights against the odds. Distrustful of a God she doesn’t believe in, she finds herself face-to-face with a world she didn’t know existed and discovers her own soul is darkened with demonic connections.

With good intentions? Or by demonic design?

Phoenix Birmingham bursts into Madison’s life in a whirlwind of sarcasm and sexual appeal. A hero for the masses—and for her jaded heart—but few will ever know the sacrifices he has made or the sacrifices to come. Discovering her entire life has been influenced by multifaceted paranormal beings, Madison is determined to defeat the apocalyptic blueprint fate has decreed, but only one man dares to challenge the supernatural forces manipulating them. Even with Phoenix’s aid, can destiny be denied? Or will demonic design prevail while they pay the crucial price with their souls?

In a small, sleepy Alabama town the battle for mankind’s liberty has begun…

Pandora’s Box Buy Links:

Decadent Publishing

Amazon

VISIT GRACEN AT HER WEBSITE: http://madisonroadtohell.blogspot.com/

VISIT GRACEN’S FACEBOOK FAN PAGE: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/pages/Road-to-Hell-series/112564408814796

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I’m so excited to share with you that Elena Gray has a story being published in an anthology this October! Her story is called, The Evil Within, and all I can say is… my heart is racing! If the first seven pages are any indication, the rest of the story is going to require me to write myself a note and stick it to me. You know what that note is going to say? BREATHE!

I’ve been so blessed to meet Elena! A writer’s journey is so much more fun when experienced with others. I’m so happy to watch Elena’s journey and be there for the highs and lows.

Here’s a very special snippet from The Evil Within…

Claire clenched the sheets in her hands, her palms growing clammy. Fear crawled through her skin like tiny spiders.

She sensed movement in the corner. A soft shushing sound.

“Tyler?”

She held her breath listening. The snap and pop of the fire the only other sound in the room.

A noise came from the door.

Scrape.

Scrape.

Claire’s head snapped to the entrance.

Scrape.

Scrape.

Her heart slammed against her ribcage. Her mouth dry.

An image of death and decay crept into her mind. A corpse clawing it’s way into her room. Flesh torn and rotting. Her stomach churned, bile rising up her throat.

Horrified she watched as the doorknob twisted.

Claire choked back a scream as the groan of the hinges sliced through the room.

 A dark figure silhouetted in the opening.

She struggled to breathe, the air thick like tar.

Her staggered breathing pierced the silence.

Callum?

He took a step towards her. Firelight captured emerald green eyes.

Dread twisted her stomach.

“Claire,” drifted across the room in a raspy whisper….

VISIT ELENA AT HER WEBSITE: http://elenagrayauthor.blogspot.com/
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PROPHECY TOUR Day 2: Picky Paranormal

PROPHECY TOUR, 2011

It’s the age-old question… do you like shifters or vampires? As if one couldn’t like them both. I’ve come to find that many of us do like them both, however, I’ve also learned that there is definitely a preference of one over the other. People spend a lot of time making their Venn Diagrams and T-charts explaining why we should love one more than the other. I believe, no matter what evidence you put before me, this preference is unique to each individual. So, I’ve decided to explore my preference on the psychological level, leaving charts and graphs behind, and instead, looking to my primal desires. Please feel free to add your take on this hot debate in the comment section below.

To begin, let me state for the record, that although I like both shifter and vamp, I am moreso a shifter fan. There it is. I put it out there. So now, to explore the reason why shifters have my heart. First, how does one become enamoured by fictional characters in the first place? It’s because the authors have woven a seductive tale with rich, tantalizing descriptions of heroes we’d love to have encounters with, and heroines we’d like to be. We get carried away as it is with mere mortal subjects. When we then add into the mix a host of immortal creatures as heroes, with physical traits we’d love to touch and a magnetism unparalleled by humans, well, it’s a heady concoction, to say the least.

My foray into the paranormal world began with vampires, so I must pay them their due. They are usually written as sexy, lithe creatures of the night. They have mesmerizing eyes and a one-track mind when it comes to their true desire. I am transfixed by the notion of feeding off of each other and doing so while sharing unbridled passion. Very hot stuff. And seriously, who doesn’t love watching wistfully the sexy moves of Angel or Spike, or the vamps of True Blood? But as a woman fantasizing about her perfect mate, something leaves me yearning. A heartbeat, perhaps.

    

What is it about shapeshifters that attracts me so? I believe my desires are found at first on a very primitive level. Shapeshifters are animal. I am animal. Shapeshifters are predatory, and I am their prey, but not for a kill, for love. They seek out their one true mate. I fantasize over that kind of eternal connection, that need for another that supersedes all else. To be on somebody’s one-track mind with the intent on mutual everlasting love.

A fierce, protective nature is alluring, as well. That, partnered with a body sculpted to muscular perfection is a big draw for me. Oh yeah, I would love to feel protected in the most primal way. Sure, I’m a fierce woman when it comes to protecting my children. But I fantasize about the protectiveness of a shifter over me, his body thrumming under my hands as we walk through a forest; he as a wolf or big cat, keyed up and ready to pounce on any threat, or turning into a man ready to pounce on me.

   

And that heartbeat! I need a heartbeat and warmth from my man. A shifter can give me that. In fact, I don’t mind extreme heat at all. That’s why I moved to Arizona. So, although they tend to run really hot, that’s not a problem for me. I’d like to thank all the authors out there who have written shifter books or who’ve included shifters in their stories. You have me forever yearning for the impossible, but that’s okay. That’s what fantasy is all about.

Now to make matters more difficult, I’ve fallen in love with another paranormal creature! The ANGEL. My angels, to be exact, the Brethren. I started writing my angels when there were none to be had. I made them heroes, with complications. I made them hot and sexy, and nothing like the angels of religious lore. And I became infatuated. Just look at them… you will be, too. Just imagine what those muscled arms and wings can do! If you’ve read Trinity or Brethren Beginnings, well, you already know!

       

**So readers, at your most primal level, who floats your boat? Who speaks to your most primal needs and gives you what you  fantasize about? Shifter or Vampire OR ANGEL? Tell me in the comment space below and you could win a Brethren Disciple bracelet and removable tattoo wings!

**Then, go over to Gracen’s and Elena’s websites for their paranormal exploration!**


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Prophecy Tour Day 1: How I Create a Moment to Swoon Over

Welcome one and all to our PROPHECY TOUR, 2011! Gracen Miller, Elena Gray, and I have teamed up to bring you three days of fascinating fun at all three of our websites. There’s in-depth discussion of our craft, paranormal chit-chat, and promotions galore!

So, how does this work? All YOU need to do is read our posts and follow each day’s rules today, tomorrow, and the next to win prizes! At the end of each post are links to each of us that you can click on and follow. We hope you have fun, learn a bit more about us, and enjoy your experience. PROPHECY SAYS YOU WILL, SO WE SAY, GO WITH IT!

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How I Create a Moment to Swoon Over

What is it that I do that compels a book reviewer such as the Bookish Snob to create a Top Ten List of reasons why a person should read Trinity, and they’re all swooning moments from the book? What have I done to be dubbed Queen of the Swoonworthy? I create moments in my story that you wish belonged to you.

But let me set the stage for you before we go any farther. You are now going to a place devoid of all screaming, demanding children. There are no husbands begging for “Me Time”. No dinner to be cooked or laundry to be cleaned. You are going to a place where it’s just you and the book you’ve been dying to read. Let’s just say it’s mine. *wink, wink*

Before my words can work their magic on you, YOU must be in the right frame of mind and in the right place. People may argue the point that it doesn’t matter where they are or how loud it is around them, a great author can take us away and void out all distraction. I agree. However, I venture to say that when we get some quiet time, we go back and reread those juicy parts. Quiet affords us the opportunity to feel, see, touch, taste, and hear our story unfold in a deeper, more empathetic way.

Whether we’ve ever experienced falling in love personally or not, we have all felt it vicariously through books, TV shows, and movies. We may never have had the private pleasure and pain of it, but we share in its emotional and physiological effects on the characters we’ve grown to care about. We feel sadness, anger, joy, heartache. Our hearts race, our stomachs clench, goosebumps arise, and sometimes we find ourselves shouting out loud because of something someone has said or done in the story.

So now that we’re in a good place, let’s examine what I do specifically to make you swoon. I’ll take a passage from Top Ten Reasons To Read Trinity by Deena Remiel,by the Bookish Snob. After reading it, I will explain how I got there.

 “God knows, I love you, Emma.” He placed a light kiss on her temple and whispered against her ear. “I’ve never known before the rapture a simple touch could bring or the joy of sharing all that I am with another whose heart is kind and true. You’ve brought these gifts to me. You’ve awakened the man inside the angel.”

Uh huh. I know. I’ll just give you a moment to collect yourselves.  If only. LOL That’s part of it! IF ONLY! “If only my husband or boyfriend would say stuff like that to me.” OR… “If only I could hear those words said to me again.” I write what I would love to hear from someone who’s fallen desperately in love with me.

When I write my scenes, I use my skill of empathy to anticipate what a character will say or do. No matter how many people are in a scene, I am hopping inside their heads, and then I speak for them and feel for them and act for them. It’s physically and emotionally exhausting to me, as the writer, to go through this process time and again, but I do this to give my stories a sense of authenticity.

So, the next time you go to write, think about what you’d like to hear said to you. Think about how you’d like to be treated. The next time you read a romance novel, feel free to insert yourself into the role of choice again. In either case, prepare to fall in love over and over again.

I leave you with a song that makes me swoon…
 

To win a Brethren Disciple bracelet and  Brethren Fan Pack, comment below with a favorite line from a book or movie that makes you swoon!

For more about WRITER’S CRAFT, head over to Gracen Miller’s and Elena Gray’s websites.


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Menage a Blog Tour – Teased By an Angel

#1 Bestselling Urban Fantasy on SmashwordsTeased by an Angel

Come closer, closer, my sweet Disciples. I’m feeling  flirty today and I’ve involved myself in a MENAGE with Amber Scott and Carolyn McCray.  Visit their sites to get FREE READS from them, and come back to mine for more sexy goodies! For a list of all the authors experiencing menages of their own, use this as your Home Base:  http://indiebookcollective.wordpress.com

I know what you want. I know what you need. And you can have it… for free! Just manifest yourselves in the comment area below, include your email addy, and you can be teased and touched by an angel in mere moments.

That’s right! Anyone who answers my question below will receive a coupon code for a FREE eBOOK of Brethren Beginnings! That means you’re getting up close and personal with three Brethren, immortal angels, for absolutely nothing! Tell your friends! They’ll want to be teased and touched, as well, I’m sure.

So you want to be teased some more, do you? Well I can certainly oblige. One lucky commenter will win a gift package of delectable goodies from me: a Jimmy Thomas limited edition calendar, a Brethren T-shirt, a Brethren mousepad and pen, a Relic keyring, a Disciple bracelet, and kissable Brethren Lip Balm.

That’s still not enough?! Well, okay… HOW ABOUT A CHANCE TO WIN A FREE KINDLE from the Indie Book Collective?!!!! Commenters on my site will be entered!!!

Anyone ever watch the TV show, “Touched by an Angel”? It’s been quite a while since it’s been on network TV, but you can find it on the Hallmark Channel Monday through Friday. It stars Roma Downey, Della Reese, John Dye, Valerie Bertinelli. Monica, Tess, and Andrew are a trio of angels sent to earth to tell depressed and troubled people that God loves them and they haven’t been forgotten.

Let me put it out there real loud and clear so there is no mistaking my message. THE BRETHREN ARE NOT THOSE KIND OF ANGELS. Just look at my covers! Do they look like they’re spreading God’s love around? You may wind up having a religious experience when looking at them, but that’s about as far as it goes!  Just ask my sponsors!

Visit my fabulous sponsors at their sites and show them some love! Pick your favorite review, and then tell them this specific comment: “I keep my enemies close, but my Brethren angels closer!” 

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Brethren have a serious purpose for manifesting on earth. They signed on to protect the human race from Evil. There are times when they wage war against Evil and must save humans from its clutches. Now Evil can take on many forms, and the Brethren’s stories chronicle their run-ins over millennia.

But just look at those wings, those muscles! Speaking of wings, you must check out Amber Scott’s Elijah, from Fierce Dawn. He has wings and a great body, too, and adds so much to the MENAGErie of angels we have going here. Brethren peak at over 6 feet 5 inches. They’re wide as a Mack truck, and boast powerful muscles that can melt a woman’s heart with their gentleness.

Fierce Dawn introduces us to the possibilities of another realm existing alongside ours. Elijah is a tantalizing lead character who I would love to see in my dreams as Sadie has. Send your love Amber’s way by visiting and learning more about Fierce Dawn at her site: http://amberscottbooks.com/2011/07/menage-a-blog/
 For more scrumptious delights you should visit with Carolyn McCray’s Traven, from 7 Folds of Winter. I enjoy reading fantasy, and I can honestly say I couldn’t tear myself away from Crystalia’s and Traven’s story. Wonderful folklore is woven throughout this epic adventure to save the world from succumbing to the ruthless clutches of a stark-raving mad Winter King. The cast of characters will endear themselves to you, so go meet them and their creator, Carolyn McCray, at her blog: http://datingafter40okayhopingtodateafter40.blogspot.com/

Here’s my question for you. Answer it, and you know what you get instantly? A coupon code to smashwords.com to get a FREE EBOOK OF BRETHREN BEGINNINGS VOLUME 1! And you are entered to win my awe-inspiring gift package along with being entered for a chance to win a free KINDLE!

TOUR ENDS MIDNIGHT SUNDAY NIGHT!

*If an angel appeared before you, what would you say or ask?*

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