– Bloggers – Sign up now on the links below to participate in the fun — Giveaways managed by Random House — Increase your traffic by having viewer visit your site – Enter here: The TURNED BLOG HOP officially begins March 20, 2014: To celebrate Virna DePaul’s upcoming release of TURNED, (4/1/2014) we’re hopping and giving away free books — see the great prizes below! Make sure to visit each site to increase your chances to win! Prizes (must be 18 or older with a US mailing address to participate): 10 Preview copy winners of TURNED by Virna DePaul 5 Preview Copy winners of WANTED by J Kenner 2 Preview eBook copy winners of A Vampire’s Salvation by Virna DePaul [...]
Welcome to #TyOnTuesday – every Tuesday stop by for a snippet of Virna DePaul’s new release, TURNED on sale 4/1/2014 – This is week 2, Chapter One where Ty and Ana meet – enjoy! About the book: Welcome to a mesmerizing world where vampires hide among humans. This centuries-old species has its own rules, code of conduct, and taboos. Only the FBI knows that vampires exist—and although the Bureau agrees to keep their secret, it also plots to give humans the upper hand. Turning mortals into vampires is forbidden. But there are creatures who refuse to play by the rules. Ever since he was turned, FBI special agent Ty Duncan has had one mission: bring rogue vampires to justice. As [...]
Romance at Random is this weeks tour stop with a new sneak peek and fabulous print signed copy giveaway to one lucky winner! Good luck – Just comment below answering this question, “What is the number one reason you read paranormal romance?” About the book: Perfect for fans of J. R. Ward, Nalini Singh, and Lara Adrian, bestselling author Virna DePaul’s new series of paranormal romances introduces readers to a thrilling world where vampires secretly co-exist with humans, seduction rules the night, and the stakes are nothing less than life and undeath. Welcome to a mesmerizing world where vampires hide among humans. This centuries-old species has its own rules, code of conduct, and taboos. Only the FBI knows that vampires [...]
Tigris Eden hosts this weeks tour stop with a new sneak peek and fabulous print signed copy giveaway to one lucky winner! Good luck – click here to enter http://tigriseden.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/virna-de-pauls-followfriday-turned-out-april-2014/ About the book: Perfect for fans of J. R. Ward, Nalini Singh, and Lara Adrian, bestselling author Virna DePaul’s new series of paranormal romances introduces readers to a thrilling world where vampires secretly co-exist with humans, seduction rules the night, and the stakes are nothing less than life and undeath. Welcome to a mesmerizing world where vampires hide among humans. This centuries-old species has its own rules, code of conduct, and taboos. Only the FBI knows that vampires exist—and although the Bureau agrees to keep their secret, it also plots [...]
The Taker was one of my favorite reads of 2013, reminiscent of the best Anne Rice novels. Now, the trilogy that began with The Taker concludes with The Descent. And Alma is with us to answer a few questions about the love story that had all of us talking: LB: Out of the three love interests in Lanore’s life – Jonathan, Adair, and Luke, did you find yourself choosing favorites along the way? AK: It was hard to choose because I’m the kind of girl who falls for the bad boys. And because in the beginning I was writing this book for myself, it was about the kind of men I like to read about: a real heartbreaker (Jonathan), the absolutely [...]
When MacKayla Lane’s sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death–a cryptic message on Mac’s cell phone– Mac journeys to Ireland in search of answers. The quest to find her sister’s killer draws her into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems, where good and evil wear the same treacherously seductive mask. She is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn how to handle a power she had no idea she possessed–a gift that allows her to see beyond the world of man, into the dangerous realm of the Fae…
“Virna DePaul creates yummy alpha heroes.”—New York Times bestselling author Tina Folsom Perfect for fans of J. R. Ward, Nalini Singh, and Lara Adrian, bestselling author Virna DePaul’s new series of paranormal romances introduces readers to a thrilling world where vampires secretly co-exist with humans, seduction rules the night, and the stakes are nothing less than life and undeath. Welcome to a mesmerizing world where vampires hide among humans. This centuries-old species has its own rules, code of conduct, and taboos. Only the FBI knows that vampires exist—and although the Bureau agrees to keep their secret, it also plots to give humans the upper hand.
There is a narrow space in time in which we all set sail and cross treacherous waters. We leave the grassy bank of our teen years and head toward the rocky mountains of adulthood. But between here and there is a vast unknown river we must navigate—the New Adult years. It is an unavoidable journey plagued with doubt, insecurity, fear, spontaneous joy, unexplainable bliss, failure, a solidifying of goals, and accomplishment, etc. Sometimes the best we can do is keep both oars in the water, follow the current toward our dreams (even if it means paddling up-stream), watch for low branches that will knock us for a loop, and hang on for dear life.
Review by: Stephanie at Paranormal Haven Two powerful souls now share the body of Jackson Waverly. On the brink of death, Jackson allowed the soul of Egyptian pharaoh Menes to be reborn into his body so that he may lead his Bodywalkers in their fight against evil. Menes wants his queen at his side and believes the fiery Marissa Anderson will be the perfect host and partner to Hatshepsut. The attraction between Jackson and Marissa is undeniably electric but for Menes’ mate to join him, Marissa will have to give up everything, including her life.
VLD: I am so excited to be talking with the fabulous Julie Kenner today. She’s the New York Times Bestselling Author of the Stark Trilogy but she writes in a variety of genres. You write different genres. What does writing paranormal bring to the table for you that the others don’t? Julie: Oh, good question! I’m a fan of both dark and light paranormal, and have been since I was weaned on shows like Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie. For me, paranormal lets me really go crazy with my imagination, while at the same time dealing with the kind of issues that you might see in non-paranormal fiction. In my Demon Hunting Soccer Mom series, for example, the heroine, [...]
I’m so psyched to be chatting with Virna De Paul about all of her books, but especially her super-cool Para-Ops series! JK: Can you tell us about the Para-ops series? Do you remember the impetus for the idea?
Authors love Virna’s steam! “If you’re looking for a hot, sexy, emotional read, Virna DePaul delivers!” ~ J. Kenner, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Release Me “Incredibly well-written, different, and hot.” ~ NYT Bestselling Author Larissa Ione “Virna DePaul is amazing!” ~ NYT Bestselling Author Lori Foster In this sizzling eBook novella from Virna DePaul, the bestselling author hailed as “amazing” by Lori Foster, a fiercely erotic modern-day vampire discovers the woman he must have for his own. Francesca Marie Stewart has never wanted any man as much as she wants Jake Rios. His chiseled body and dark, intensely masculine energy draw her like a moth to a flame. But Frankie has been burned before, and [...]
This week we’re giving away 10 copies of FOREVER by Jacquelyn Frank, the sizzling second book in her sensual new series set in the World of the Nightwalkers—where alluring entities known as Bodywalkers face the ultimate threat. Winners will be emailed this Friday, so enter to win below! As always, you can head over to Romance at Random’s Giveaway Tab, for any giveaway details you might need, and we’ll remind you every day during this week to enter via Facebook and on Twitter. Follow us now so you won’t miss out!
Erotica to Erotic Romance by a Male Author If you’ve been following this blog at all and have seen my few posts pertaining to writing and erotic material. I’ve been more than happy to talk at length about it honestly .
I love my work. I love writing. I wouldn’t want to do anything else for a career. But no matter how much I love my work, I get the blahs now and then. And at times, I get very close to burn out. Until this year, I’ve dealt with it in various ways, most of which have worked to one degree or another. But I had so much stress over the past year that this time, my usual coping techniques didn’t work. So I ran away to San Francisco and played for a few days. I really didn’t have the time to take a vacation, but I also didn’t have the leeway not to go, because I was ready to [...]
People are fond of dismissing romance novels as utter fantasy, or of building up impossible expectations about love and relationships. When I hear those arguments, all I can do is smile because I know true happy ever after can, and does, happen. I know, because nineteen years ago (October 16) in a quaint little lakeside hotel in Petoskey, Michigan, I married my own personal hero–when everyone around us said it wouldn’t last.
Writers are always told to “Write the same but different. Give the reader what they expect, but make it slightly different so it stands out. Just be sure you don’t jump the shark.” Those of you who are my age know what “jump the shark” refers to. It’s that idiom that refers to doing something so outrageous your TV show (or book in my case) begins to drop in quality and can’t be resurrected. Fonzie, in an episode of Happy Days, literally “jumped a shark” on water skis, and it was at that moment that the TV series was doomed to end. This advice sounds easy, but really it’s just plain hard. Same but different…same but different…these words have become [...]
Have you bought your copy yet? On sale now! About the book: #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Marie Moning picks up where Shadowfever leaves off with Iced, the first book in her hotly anticipated new urban paranormal trilogy set in the world of the blockbuster Fever series. The year is 1 AWC—After the Wall Crash. The Fae are free and hunting us. It’s a war zone out there, and no two days are alike. I’m Dani O’Malley, the chaos-filled streets of Dublin are my home, and there’s no place I’d rather be.
Forbidden by Jacquelyn Frank (On Sale 10/30) The unexpected happens in an instant. On her way to work, secretary Docia Waverley hurtles into a crashing crossroads, and she quickly begins to suspect that things will never be the same. Then, when a tall, blond, muscular stranger intervenes on her behalf, telling her it is his duty to protect her at all cost, what is just a feeling turns to proof positive. That is, as long as Docia’s savior doesn’t turn out to be a crazed kidnapper. The Recruit by Monica McCarty (On Sale 10/30)
Hi, all! I’m Shawntelle Madison and I write quirky, urban fantasy romance novels! Next month, Kept, the next book in my Coveted series will be released from Ballantine. I’m quite excited since I had so much fun writing the book. And the cover! Who doesn’t love to see Paul Marron in action? If you haven’t read the first book, be sure to check out Coveted. It came out this spring and is another cover with Paul. When I’m not writing, I work as the web developer for the Killion Group, a company that designs book covers for several traditional and e-Book publishers. I’ve been working as a web developer/designer for over ten years now. Since I sit on both sides [...]
The thirteenth book in the Love at Stake series will release at the end of November. With a long-lasting series that mimics its heroes by refusing to die, you might wonder why I have a historical romance coming out this month. Why am I suddenly writing a hero who is devoid of fangs or fur? The truth is I love historical romance. I grew up reading it, and when I started writing, I naturally gravitated toward it. My first published book was a historical romance titled For Love or Country. Unfortunately, by the time it hit the bookstores in 2002, my editor had quit, my publisher had dropped me, and my writing career seemed to be over before it could [...]
NOW in paperback! Book Copy: From one of today’s most original writers comes the mesmerizing tale of an exceptional young woman caught up in an otherworldly realm where some will stop at nothing to get what they want.
Emily Colin, author of The Memory Thief, explores three supernatural love stories. Romantic relationships are challenging enough when both parties involved are sentient, conscious, and among the living. When one half of a couple has shuffled off this mortal coil—and yet continues to influence the other on a daily basis, not merely through memories but through action—that adds a whole new level of complexity. I’m talking, of course, about ghosts. THE MEMORY THIEF … “I will come back to you.”
So what if you had magic in your blood? How would that change your life? I hope you enjoy Erin’s post – Happy Romance! A huge thank you to Romance At Random for hosting me here today. And thank you to readers for stopping by. I’m giving away a copy of my upcoming release, Fire Kissed, to a reader who tells me what kind of special ability they’d have if they had magic in their blood. For example, would you wield fire, or fly, or read minds, know the future, etc? And would you skew more hero or villain?
Tomayto, Tomahto, Potayto, Potahto… Time Travel, World Travel…it’s all the same to me By Stacey Agdern Time travel. World travel. In writing a book, they’re essentially the same. Both are all about separating the action between two different places and making sure the reader doesn’t get lost in the process. But how? Pictures above the chapters? Dates, times and places very clearly written in the margin? All of these things are done in order to make it clear both when and where the scene is taking place. They do help, but those aren’t the only things that writers do in order to ensure their readers are able to follow the story..
WINNERS – thanks for blogging with us! Na S Valarie SusanT we will contact you about your prize – congrats! Hot Werewolves in Books and Film When I was developing the idea for COVETED my heroine Natalya naturally came first. But right after her I thought of my hero Thorn. I love werewolf heroes–especially that alpha male character that struggles with his inner wolf. During my "research" period (yes, looking at photos of actors who look like your hero is research) I stumbled upon some great werewolve heroes in film and books. Top Five Werewolves in Film 5. David Naughton "An American Werewolf in London" (1981) This is one of my favorite horror movies from the 80s. I thought David [...]