Sunday, December 29, 2013

Jennifer Malone Wright gives us vampire stories w/characters you'll love (w/ contest)!


Savior (A Higher Collective Novel)

     Alexander Lucas is a man of faith, casino owner and vampire. He should be living the Reno high life of riches and immortality. Instead, he wakes each night despising the blood on his hands and begging for a reason to continue on.
    The last beat of his heart took place shortly after losing his family to a gruesome and violent death. One snowy night, the creature who had been stalking him finally took his life, in turn giving him the gift of immortality. Yet, immortality to Alex is not a gift, but rather a curse to live in eternal pain.
     Nearly a century of tortured existence leads him to a dumpster in a dark alley where he finds a reason for continuing on. Nestled between bits of debris and rubbish a tiny infant wails for help. He calls for his best friend and guardian angel, Danielle, who explains to him that he has been chosen to raise this baby, for she would someday become a very powerful, natural witch. She tells him it is now his job to protect her from the enemy who wants her so badly, yet also to be her father.
      Thinking this angel is out of her mind, Alex refuses many times until Danielle convinces him that the enemy, Malcolm and his wife Levine, cannot obtain the child and that they are, indeed attempting to find her. He must keep her safe, because if evil hands raise her than she will grow to possess the power to annihilate them all.
     Luckily, Alex is not alone, he has The Higher Collective to assist in his mission. With the combined powers of the Vampires, Angels, Dark Angels, Witches and Warlocks, The Higher Collective prepares for a battle to protect the child from the evil she may possibly inherit.


Author Bio

      Jennifer Malone Wright is best known for her short story series, The Vampire Hunter's Daughter. Other works include the follow up to The Vampire Hunter's Daughter series called The Arcadia Falls Chronicles and her vampire novel called Savior. Jennifer also co-authors a series called Once Upon A Zombie Apocalypse.
     She resides in the beautiful mountains of northern Idaho with her husband and five children where she practices preparing for the zombie apocalypse. Just kidding!
    But seriously, between the craziness of taking care of her children, Jennifer has little time left for herself. The time she does have left, usually leading far into the night, is spent working on her beloved fiction or chatting with her equally crazy friends.
    Jennifer loves coffee, has a passionate affair with red bull, wishes the sushi were better where she lives & dances while she cleans.



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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Merry Christmas - Happy Holidays to All!

 

Merry Christmas - Happy Holidays to All!

     This week brings us together with family and friends to share love with each other. If you must travel this week, please drive careful and watch out for other drivers who may not be so inclined to safe driving!
     I want to thank all of the awesome authors I've had as guests on my blog this year. They've brought us wonderful books with memorable characters who have found their way into your hearts and created images in your mind. I hope you've been able to 'crawl inside of a book' or three! Isn't that great when we find ourselves so deep inside of a book that we don't hear anything around us? Somehow we're able to block out the television or radio or family talking to us - they must physically touch us to get our attention to pull us out of that book. I love it! So, thank you to all the guest authors.
     I also have to thank all of the readers who have stopped in to learn about an author who is new to them, opening up new worlds and far away travel via the pages of those books! Some families might think they've had to send out a search party to get you back to reality! If you've found a few of my guests interesting or have purchased their books and found that you got lost inside their book, please leave a comment for us.
     Still looking for something to spend your gift cards on? I'd love it if you'd click over to see if my books are what you're looking for. My stories take place in different locales and I hope you can enjoy where my books take you. Thank you for stopping in!

 

 

Monday, December 16, 2013

Like reading thrillers? Stop in to meet Joseph Rinaldo w/contest!


Self-Publishing Ain't For Sissies!


    During a period of unemployment in 2004, I did a lot of soul-searching about my career and a lot of reading for pure escapism. It was at this time that I read Nicholas Sparks’ Three Weeks With My Brother, and I tried to absorb the fact that he received a million-dollar advance for this book. After I got over the initial shock of that fact, I remember thinking, “Holy cow! He’s a good writer, but I know I can do this, too.” I’ve been writing since that day in 2004.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Has Jack the Ripper returned? Stop in and find out with L.A. Wright

Leslie A. Wright
Horror/Paranormal

    Shhhhh...Turn on those flashlights and stay together! Let's walk through the dark back-alleys in search of Jack the Ripper...LA Wright's story will take us there...

     Through the annals of time, one of the most horrific mysteries remains a question. Who was Jack the Ripper?
   Disappearing as quickly as he appears, he escapes accountability for the brutality and egotistical nature of his crimes. However, Karma is an integral part of life, judging all actions for their corrective purpose.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Christmas Paws Blog Hop with #DeannaJewel

      Thank you for stopping by to join us during the pet blog hop! I’d love for you to leave a comment about YOUR favorite pet to share with other readers.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Pirate Lovers...Stop in to meet author Marti Melville!

A Visit with Marti Melville

     Please welcome Marti this week! She's taken time from working on the screen play of her new movie deal about Midnight Omen to chat with us. I, for one, can't wait until her pirate movie is out! When you finish here, you may be inclined to go download her books so you're up-to-speed when her movie is released. She's also holding a contest for those who leave an online review of her books.

Monday, November 25, 2013

New Releases and tips from Paranormal Author Joann H. Buchanan

Writing Tips from
Paranormal Author
Joann H. Buchanan
There is actually only one solid without a doubt way to ensure your novel stands out. Write it as if it is the only book you are ever going to put out for people to read. Tell your story as if you are on your deathbed and need to make sure it is told right. Wow sounds easy enough right?

Monday, November 18, 2013

Historical romance, adventures at sea Giveaway with Deanna Jewel

$1.99


North Yorkshire, England, 1775
 
   Michael ‘Nathaniel’ Clairmont, the Fourth Duke of North Yorkshire, crumpled the missive he’d received from his fiancĂ©e’s parents as he raked his fingers through his shoulder length hair. Fear tightened his chest as he stepped to the door and called to his squire. “Prepare Caesar, now!”
    Stepping back into the room, he addressed his longtime friend, Anthony Faulkner. “I’m going to see Lady Stockholm’s parents. Clarissa is missing. Are you with me?”
     Faulkner jammed his tricorn hat atop his head. “Bloody right I am!”

Friday, November 15, 2013

Share holiday recipes with us!

Layered Pudding Dessert

     This can be made with any flavor of pudding. I've used Pistachio, Lemon, and Butterscotch!

First layer
  • 1 stick melted butter or oleo
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 cup flour
    Directions
  1. Blend & pat into bottom of 9 x 13 pan, bake at 350 for 15 - 20 minutes 
Next layer
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 18 oz pkg of cream cheese
  • ½  of a large carton Cool Whip
    Directions
  1. Blend together, spread over cooled first layer 
Next layer
  • 2 pkgs Instant chocolate pudding (any flavor works)
  • 3 cups cold milk
    Directions
  1. Mix as directed, spread over previous layer 
Last layer
  • Remaining Cool Whip
    Directions
  1. Top with remaining Cool Whip, forming peaks, and sprinkle w/chopped nuts

      Please leave a comment with a link to your favorite recipe, be it holiday related or not! Thanks for stopping in to share or grab a recipe!



Monday, November 11, 2013

Another great release from author Paty Jager!

Riffraff Follows Fools
By Paty Jager


     Deanna, thank you for having me on your blog during my blog tour.
     When I do research for a book, it’s the interesting or unique things I discover that cause my interest antennae to start quivering. One of the things I discovered while researching for my new release, Laying Claim, was the abundance of conniving people who followed the gold seekers.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Convention Bag Giveaway!!

Want to win a Convention Tote 
from the RNConvention that also
contains book marks & more
from the convention?


     Here's how...Click on the Rafflecopter below and get all of your extra entries in by Tweeting and sharing on FaceBook. Use the Share Buttons below, mention Deanna Jewel in your FB share and my assistant and I will keep track of your FB shares...so, share as often as you like!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Congrats to the winners of my Blog Tour of No Turning Back!

     I have to thank all the readers who stopped by during my blog tour and to the authors and blog owners who hosted me over the past seven weeks! I thoroughly enjoyed reading all of your comments.
     This week I picked four winners to receive a $25 gift card and I'll be sending those shortly so please keep an eye on your email for the e-cards to arrive...and the winners are:

 Mary L - Amazon
Marcy W-M - Amazon
Patricia B -  ??
Kris B - Amazon

   I've also picked the winners of my newsletter contest for July, August and Sept!! OMG! Time goes by too fast! I promise not to wait that long for the Oct winner! I've hired an assistant to help me with the daily things I do so that I don't fall behind and to allow me to get back to writing! My assistant is helping with the newsletter and we should have that ready soon so you can get in on that contest...and the winners are:

 July - jennmuise - Amazon
August - gmgypsief1 - B & N
Sept - voodoodoll - Amazon

MORE NEWS:  I'm updating my website so please bear with me! I do have the info up on the site so that you can get in on the October newsletter as soon as it arrives with the new secret words to get you into that contest. Winners receive a $10 GC (All Romance e-Bucks, Amazon, B & N, Starbucks) PLUS a tee shirt and goodie bag!
     Watch for a new contest coming soon - I have a few convention bags to giveaway from the summer romance convention in Vegas! Again, thank you all for stopping by so often to check on what I'm up to! Many of you have downloaded Never Surrender and I so appreciate that!

Stop back here and on my website
to watch for upcoming contests and news!

 

Monday, October 7, 2013

Come celebrate at the RELEASE Party for Victoria Vane, historical romance author!


     Welcome! Oh my gosh! Come join in the fun. Watch the balloon streamers hanging from the ceiling. The crowd is in full swing, the music is great, and the bartender is busy! Victoria is signing autographs at the table over in the corner. Good luck, the line is long but she's getting to everyone so do be patient! Grab a drink so you don't get thirsty while waiting in line.
     We're having a blast this week as we celebrate the newest historical romance release by the elegant Victoria Vane. I had the honor of talking with her before we started because I knew once we got underway, her fans would keep her busy. Here's the interview to read as you wait to chat with Victoria. Be sure to leave a comment to get in on her contest!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Release Party for Love Songs by Bernadette Marie, Romance Author




Bernadette Marie
Romance Author
     
     Come gather around. Even if you're not wearing your cowgirl hat, come join us anyway. We're lucky enough to have gotten a table right in front of the performers here at The Stage in Nashville and we're here to chat with Bernadette! The bartender will be right back; have seat. Bernadette, thank you for inviting us. This is a great place to hang out!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Author Charmaine Gordon adds another book to her series

Charmaine Gordon
Romance Author


     We are here at the beach to celebrate with Charmaine Gordon on the newest book in her series, Before the Final Curtain. We asked her some insightful questions that she answered with gusto, and charm.We are also celebrating her big success with a brand new TV movie deal. Click the link below to read all about it.


Deanna:  Do you mentor any other authors who look up to you?

Charmaine:  Hey, my friend. It’s so good to be here with you today. If you consider teaching my grandest granddaughter, age five and a half, to read and know her Granny writes stories and I’m willing to help her when she wants to write, then yes, I do mentor a budding author. Hmm. A super long sentence.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Life in Mexico with guest travel author Lyn Fuchs

Lyn Fuchs
Travel Author
           My guest author this week writes about his travels and will make you feel as though you walked next to him as he visits out-of-the-way places and popular locals. He lives in Mexico and I hope he's been spared from the devastation that's taken place in that country with all the rain and floods that have destroyed so many homes. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those who have been touched by the disaster.
     You may find Lyn Fuchs in the Canadian rainforest or the Mexican desert, but you won't find his byline on anything that doesn't captivate, amuse, inform and inspire. His travel writing has appeared in Outdoor Canada, Monday Magazine, Canadian Ethnic Studies, The Dalhousie Review, Matador Travel Network, Eclectica Literary Journal, Rose and Thorn, Sharing Travel Experiences, Gam Magazine, Paperplates Literary Journal, Travel Rag, 3:AM Magazine, Artist-At-Large, Long Trip Home, Crank Literary Journal, The Kinte Space, Travelmag, Hack Writers, Trip 101, PureTravel, Raging Face, Traveling Stories, The Best of Bluefoot Publishing and other publications.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Win with Elodie Parkes, Erotic Romance Author!

Elodie Parkes
Erotic Romance

Thank you for inviting me to the blog today with my new release, ‘Jake Snow’. (September 20, release to Kindle)
The book is the story of Bethany Snow’s brother. Bethany is the leading female character in my erotic romance, ‘The Last Time’ and people who read the book early in its release always wanted to know more about Jake. I had his story in my head and so here it is.

Monday, September 16, 2013

New Release of VIPER by Patricia A. Rasey! Bikers & Vampires!

Patricia Rasey
Suspense/Paranormal

Deanna:  Pat, welcome back! It’s always a pleasure to have you visit with my readers. And they love to know more about their authors. Tell us a bit about yourself.


Pat:  I’ve been writing for twenty-one years. I was first published back in 1999 by a small press. I’ve written eleven novels to date and three novellas. For most of that time, I’ve also been a working mom. My kids are now grown, though.


Deanna:  Do you have a day job?


Pat:  Yes, I do. Like a lot of other authors, my writing doesn’t generate enough income to be a full time job. I do love the company I work for, though. I work for WriteWay (www,writewaypro.com) software—great software for writing your novels on. I use it to write mine in and highly recommend it. And their new company MyAuthorBiz (www.myauthorbiz.com), which will be a great tool for any author. Promotional tools like newsletters, virtual signings, online store, and much more. They hope to launch this fall.


Saturday, September 14, 2013

Blog Tour and Prizes! Follow No Turning Back historical!

Love historicals?

     Can a picture invoke a story? Those steps could lead down to a boat that will take you to the ship and it's captain...or lead up to a castle at the top of a cliff that overlooks the sea where you could find yourself standing with a handsome duke. The steps might lead to a sandy private beach where one could get away from the prying eyes of aristocrats waiting to expose you for following your dreams of being with the man you really want!
      A book can allow you to step into the past and feel what's it's like to live in a previous time period and walk the foggy streets of London, to walk on the deck of a ship at sea or hold on for dear life during a storm that threatens to sweep you off the deck. Ever thought of being aboard when pirates attack in search of a woman? The sword fights that take place, the clanging of huge blades and screams of the wounded will pull you deeper into a book.
     Okay, I'm getting carried away but...I so enjoyed writing this story and hope you'll enjoy stepping back in time! My tour schedule is on the left. Click over to the stops and get in on the contests to win gift cards. Be sure to click the banner on the left to get in the Grand Prize Drawing! Good luck everyone and thank you for stopping in! Please use the share buttons at the bottom so others can stop over!


Be sure to check out the sequel to
No Turning Back:




Monday, September 9, 2013

The Tudor Reunion Tour with Jamie Salisbury!

 Jamie Salisbury
Romance Author

Tudor Reunion Tour - Blurb
Three talented brothers. . .one explosive tour. Touring together for the first time in years, Amadeus and his brother Angus team up  with their oldest brother Damien. It is a united effort to reintroduce  Damien to his legions of fans who have been waiting years for his return to the stage. Excluded from the once in a lifetime event, can Zara sit by and observe from the sides? Will she be able to sit by and watch as Damien's wife Julia leads the brothers, band and crew into disaster? Or will her years of managing Amadeus and his band Tudor Rose over ride even Amadeus' wishes?
As Zara and Amadeus settle into life as a family of three, in the midst of the tour, life throws them yet another curve. Join them and the entire Tudor clan as they deal with life's little quirks.
And who was that intruder?  

Tudor Reunion Tour - Excerpt:
Julia answered the door, making our job oh so much easier. Amadeus held the contract out in front of her. As she reached for it, he drew back his hand. Taking the paper in both hands he ripped it in half in front of her and threw it at her.
"You must think I'm a complete idiot when it comes to the business end of my career, Julia. I'd have to be out of my mind to sign this piece of crap." He turned on his heel towards me, leading me by the elbow towards the beach.
"We can discuss it. I didn't say it was final."
"No," Amadeus replied. "You made out like it was the final deal. As far as I'm concerned there's nothing more to say."
"Damien's who they'll be coming to see Amadeus. Take it or leave it. I don't care."


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Bio:
In the two short years since Jamie Salisbury began publishing her Romance stories, she has seen her historical-romance westerns soar to #1 on Amazon. Her novella Tudor Rubato was a finalist in the 2012 RONE (Reward of Novel Excellence) award, and has expanded her audience to include several now published by Secret Cravings Publishing.