Oct 8, 2015

Myth and Magic collide on #Thursday13 with #MFRWauthor @MaeClair

MFRW Author Mae Clair hosts Thursday13 today. She tells us why she likes old houses and shares her release that has a close connection with the oncoming Halloween.

 Mae Clair opened a Pandora’s Box of characters when she was a child and never looked back. Her father, an artist who tinkered with writing, encouraged her to create make-believe worlds by spinning tales of far-off places on summer nights beneath the stars.

Mae loves creating character-driven fiction in settings that vary from contemporary to mythical. Wherever her pen takes her, she flavors her stories with conflict, romance and elements of mystery. Married to her high school sweetheart, she lives in Pennsylvania and is passionate about writing, old photographs, a good Maine lobster tail and cats.

                                                           Myth and Magic
                                                  Genre Romantic Suspense
                                              Publisher  Kensington Publishing/Lyrical Press imprint

Love and danger intertwine

Veronica Kent fell in love with Caith Breckwood when they were children. As a teenager, she was certain he was the man she was destined to marry. But a traumatic event from Caith's past led him to fear a future together. He left Veronica, hoping to save her from a terrible fate. Twelve years later, Caith, now a P.I., is hired to investigate bizarre incidents at the secluded retreat Veronica manages. Returning to his hometown, Caith is forced to face his nightmares—and his feelings for the woman he’s always loved.

After the callous way Caith broke her heart, Veronica isn’t thrilled to see him again. But strange occurrences have taken a dangerous toll on business at Stone Willow Lodge. Forced to work together, Veronica discovers it isn’t ghostly apparitions that frighten her, but her passion for a man she has never forgotten. Or forgiven. Can two people with a tarnished past unearth a magical future?

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Lyrical  Press are going to be discounting MYTH AND MAGIC to $.99 in the month of October through 11/4/2015

13 Reasons I Love Old Houses

1. They have character and are usually enhanced by yesteryear touches like imposing staircases, “keeping cupboards,” massive hearths, window seats, and wide plank wooden floors (to name a few).

2. Old houses evoke a sense of history and the whimsy of days gone by.

3. Many come with legends attached—perfect for sleuthing into shadowy occurrences that still haunt the present.

4. They’re an ideal setting for mysteries with their creaking floorboards, winding staircases, and towering windows.

5. As a child, I lived in an “old” house for a short time and have fond memories of exploring its many nooks and crannies.

6. When writing a novel, it’s easy to tuck a secret passage into an old home for the hero or heroine to find.

7. Many times old homes are nestled in secluded settings, adding to their aura of mystery.

8. Written into a novel, and old home can easily become a character itself, embellished with personality.

9. Old homes, rumors of hauntings, and Halloween naturally go together.

10. I work in real estate and have personally visited many old homes, some dating back to the 1700s. I’m always transported to another time whenever I step inside an older property, wondering about the people who lived there and the events that took place.

11. Snap a photo in an old home and you may discover “orbs” floating in the photograph.  Spooky!

12. If old houses could speak, think of the tales they could tell!

13. An old home, complete with an infamous legend in it’s past, became the perfect setting for my Halloween-themed, romantic suspense novel, MYTH AND MAGIC.

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Oct 4, 2015

#MFRWauthor BOOK SPOTLIGHT: Body Heat @AdamMannAuthor

by Adam Mann
Erotic Contemporary Romance
Phaze Books

Jennifer and Charles team up to start their own 21 day wilderness programme, without clothes, food or drink, or a TV sponsored back-up team.  They choose a remote area, and as complete strangers they only meet a day before the adventure starts!

Watch the sparks begin to fly, not from the fires they light, but from the passion that somehow ignites between them.
He suggested:  Have you ever thought of trying a survival course yourself?  I would if you would?She said:  We won’t be able to get on a TV program, but we could do it ourselves.  Where would you like to go?My mother was born near the Thai/Laos border.  Her family could give us local basic support.
ABOUT Adam Mann
Adam Mann has lived and worked in Africa and Asia for many years.  He has always been fascinated by personal relationships, and in real life is now enjoying his fourth marriage, after being widowed, divorced, had one marriage annulled as this ‘wife’ had forgotten to get divorced.  Adam has extensive experience of social and sexual activities, which he brings into all his books in explicit detail.  Five of his published novels are based in Africa, seven in Asia, with six in Europe.  Adam now lives in a provincial city in a mountainous area of Vietnam.

http://www.amazon.com/author/adammannauthor.com  |  www.adammannauthor.com

Oct 2, 2015

Where Do Story Ideas Come From? ASK @JuliDRevezzo #MFRWauthor

MFRW Author Juli D. Revezzo talks about where her story ideas come from.
Juli D. Revezzo is a Florida girl with a love of speculative and romantic fiction and legend, and loves writing stories with all kinds of fantastical elements. She is the author of The Antique Magic series and the Paranormal Romance Celtic Stewards Chronicles series, New Adult romance Changeling's Crown, and short stories published in ETERNAL HAUNTED SUMMER, LUNA STATION QUARTERLY, among others. She is also a member of the Independent Author Network and the Magic Appreciation Tour.
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Where do your story ideas come from? From everywhere. Maybe a story in the news, a random overheard comment from someone. Or it could come from something I'm studying at the time, say Celtic Mythology or the history of textiles, or other arts. Anywhere, really.

Are you a naturally creative person? Yes, I also sing, love to take pictures, the more artistic the better. I also noodle with Photoshop, and crafts, and am learning to knit.

Why did you decide to write romance novels? I don't think it was necessarily a conscious decision, really. I've always added a little bit of romance or a romantic theme, at the least, to my stories. The Celtic Stewards Chronicles just begged a full romantic storyline.

How much of your personality and life experiences are in your writing? A bit here and there. For instance, the heroine of DRUID WARRIOR'S HEART knits, and I'm learning to do so. The inspiration for the landscape around her home came not only from my love of Irish mythology but from a few of my own visits to the North Carolina mountains.

Tell us about your latest book. What motivated the story? Throughout the Celtic Stewards Chronicles series, in each generation of the heroine's family, one woman must decide whether or not to give her lands and love to the protector they send to her. Since the battle is generational, it prompted me to write about each of the special women and that meant going back in time to relate what each woman deals with surrounding the battle. DRUID WARRIOR'S HEART takes place in the 16th century and worked in well with my love of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

Where did the idea come from? In the case of my latest book, DRUID WARRIOR'S HEART, being as it's the second book in the series, it and the overall idea for the entire Celtic Stewards Chronicles series came from a song by a heavy metal band Megadeth ""Foreclosure of a Dream"". That suggested a family who owned a piece of property deemed a sacred battleground for the Celtic gods, going from the beginning of time to present day. The series began in my book PASSION'S SACRED DANCE and continues backwards through the family's history to the late Middle Ages, in my new release DRUID WARRIOR'S HEART, and beyond.

Druid Warrior's Heart
Celtic Stewards Chronicles, book 2
Historical Fantasy Romance
Raven Queen Publications

As the latest in her family’s long line of Stewards, Ruth Macken awaits the arrival of a warrior sworn to the Tuatha dé Danaan, the Celtic gods her family has served since the beginning of time. For on that day, a magical battle will erupt. A war between druids and an evil that will decide the fate of mankind.

Isaac Connel knows the battle is imminent, and is ready to fight, once again but from the moment he sees Ruth flitting around the sacred ground, he’s captivated by her fiery charms and a need to protect her.

Despite Isaac’s assurances and the dreams that guide her, what can Ruth and her lover do to drive off this evil? Despite everything, will the world end at the hands of an evil god?

"The author has a deep knowledge of Celtic antiquity and has imbued her story with authentic details about gods, practices and beliefs, which was one of the things I most enjoyed about this book along with the hero, a warrior of an ancient Irish race. Not only is Isaac one of the most attractive heroes I've encountered in a while but he harbors magic, a potent combination." ~Laura Hartland

A blast of cold air whooshed in as Ruth opened the door. “Can I help you?”
At first, the man said nothing, his green eyes scanning across her face as if he sought something.
The longer he stood there staring, the more awkward she felt. Was something wrong? Did she have yarn tangled in her sleeve? She checked. No, nothing hung from her wool sleeve.
The man still said nothing, so Ruth cleared her throat. “Sir?”
Her question popped him to life. “I’ve come for General Weddel’s boots,” he said in a deep, lush voice.
“Ah!” She opened the door a little wider. “Why did you not say so? Come in. My brother’s a little under the weather today, but I’m sure the General’s boots are here somewhere.”
“I am sorry to hear he’s unwell,” the stranger said. “Should I come back?”
“No.” She turned to the line of finished projects. Shoes of various sizes and boots of finer quality leather stood along pine shelves. “Let me—” She paused a moment, scanning the handwritten name tags Lonan had fastened to each one. “Weddel,” stood out on the top shelf. Over her head. Ruth frowned at the shelves. “Blast it! One moment.”
She swished through the heavy curtain concealing Lonan’s workshop and, locating the step stool her brother kept behind a worktable, carried it into the shop. She plopped the stool down in front of the shelf and soon had the boots in hand.
As she stepped down, someone laid a hand to her hip.
Her spine straightened in alarm. Who touched her?
A glance back and down gave her the answer: The man had rounded the counter and his strong hand steadied her. She blinked down at him but somehow didn’t wish him to remove his hand from its perch.
His forest green eyes set in a heart-shaped face; his mustache curved above full lips. The one obvious flaw was a nose that had surely been broken at one time. Despite that, she found him handsome, chivalrous—and armed as if he expected a fight any second, if the scabbards at his hip and boot pointed to any truth.
The sleeve of his brown coat slipped down a little and Ruth noticed a colorful design etched into his forearm. The faded blue tattoo resembled a bird about to take flight.
Her head spun, as if she’d gone into a trance.

Oct 1, 2015

Deadly Alpha on #Thursday13 @Brenda_Sparks #MFRWauthor

#MFRW Author Brenda Sparks and her Deadly Alpha on #Thursday13

Born in Virginia, Brenda Sparks now resides in the Sunshine State. Balancing her professional commitment to the local school district with her writing is challenging at times, but writing suspenseful paranormal romances is a passion that won’t be denied. Her idea of a perfect day is one spent in front of a computer with a hot cup of coffee, her fingers flying over the keys to send her characters off on their latest adventure. Brenda loves to connect with readers. Please visit her online or stop by her website to say hi. www.brenda-sparks.com

 Deadly Alpha  (The Alpha Council Chronicles Book 2)

                        Paranormal Romance

                         The Wild Rose Press


 Hot sex. No regrets. Vampire Marcus Botticelli has spent his life playing the role of the fun-loving playboy. Unfortunately that lifestyle came to an abrupt end for Marcus when his life was turned upside down by his sire. Now in a new city, a new home, he hopes to make a fresh start.

Set on some big changes in her own life, Christina Prescott’s plans are sidetracked when she meets the rich and powerful Marcus. As the nurse mends the Alpha’s broken heart, he isn’t the only one who needs healing when a depraved darkness seeps into their lives.

As passion burns between the two, evil works to smother the flame of love and separate the heartmates for its own gain. With his heartmate missing, Marcus fears his claim to everlasting love will be destroyed and he will be damned to a life of insanity without Christina.

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13 Reasons I love Halloween:
1) candy
2) costume parties
3) jack-o-lanterns
4) scary decorations
5) horror themed amusement parks
6) pranks
7) witches
8) trick-or-treating
9) horror movies on TV
10) children and pets in costumes
11) monsters
12) the feeling of chills going up my spine
13) And last but definitely not least, the thing I love most about Halloween is the vampires, of course. Why else would I write about them? ;)

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