Thursday, April 21, 2011
Posted by Mila Ramos at 8:00 AM
Monday, April 18, 2011
Once, Jessie Moore had inexhaustible energy for her art, but after this past year, her art – like her life – feels out of focus. Working as a photojournalist at the fledgling Philly Times newspaper with reporter Matt Cleary proves draining after their breakup. When a longtime friend dies of AIDS, Jessie travels to her hometown of Lambertville, NJ. At the funeral, she reconnects with her first love, Billy Black, who becomes a bridge back to the safety of her old life, and also to the origins of her inspiration. But Billy’s more lost than Jessie. Too often, he drowns his worries in beer, threatening to drag her down too. After she rekindles their affair, Matt’s jealousy confuses her. Before she can truly give herself to anyone, Jessie must learn to be true to herself.
Posted by Arlene at 8:54 AM
There is nothing wrong with your computer....do not attempt to adjust your screen. heheh
Posted by Mila Ramos at 8:06 AM
Friday, April 15, 2011
Posted by Mila Ramos at 10:00 PM
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
I'm so excited to be your new Para-enlistee! There's so much I want to say and yet at the same time I just want to give you a hug! Okay so here goes everything about me!!
I'll start with the usual background and go from there. I was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and currently live in the huge state of Texas. I'm just me, a fun-loving chica with a interesting view on life. To say I have passions is an understatement. I have torrid and passionate love affairs. I mean you need to have that in life. My main love is my husband but my lover has been chemistry I was 10 years old. Over time those sordid affairs have increased to include coffee and chocolate. You can always tempt me with a good cup of coffee and chocolate!
By nature, I'm fascinated and in awe by everything around me. This world is just too huge not to be enthralled by it. I believe that just because we can't see it, does not mean its not out there. The concept of "you never know" is great idea, but sometimes I believe an evil grin with a mischievous idea is just as awesome, and if you have a gang of people in on that, oh that is plotting in its finest.
I am a music freeeeeak. I need my music, constantly and doesn't matter what kind. Mozart to Cirque du Soleil. Metallica to John Lee Hooker, I'm all over the board when it comes to tunes. I play the piano and guitar (though I haven't had time to lately; school...blah) love my NY Yankees, Notre Dame updates, and Syfy by my side always.
I love checking out my hubby and ridiculously trying to find ways to pick him up. Other days a good book, reading, writing, goofiness and driving the ones I cherish and adore nuts is the essence of my life. Techno-saavy I am learning, (okay I'm techno goofy) but I will always gladly run to those that know it 20 times better.
To pinpoint the moment I started writing would be difficult but I can tell you that it started with Lois Duncun "Gift of Magic" and since then, its the paranormal, the strange, just out of normal, and the edge of possibility that fascinates me.
|Out with Melange Books|
I write from my soul capturing the emotions meant to stir the heart in endless ways. I love that part of humanity, the kaleidoscope of feelings and sensations. I love the dark and light side of romance, the beauty rising from tragedy, the magnificence of difference and the possibilities of what-if. My works ranges from modern-day love to paranormal quests to science fiction at its best.
|Out with Melange Books|
My most treasured book Prophecy of the Boar is getting a second book added, Divination, and will be released as well with Melange Books (will let you know when I know...please end of summer *fingers crossed*).
Finally are my contemporary pieces Torrid Teasers by Whiskey Creek Press. These feature the stories Smoldering Ember and Touch of Fire.
So that's me, in all my "dear me she wrote a novel" glory. I hope I get to meet each and everyone of you. I can't wait to get to know you!!!
Posted by Mila Ramos at 11:31 PM
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Please help me welcome our newest member to Paranormalists, Mila Ramos. She's an author of paranormal and contemporary romance.
Posted by D L Jackson at 5:20 AM
Saturday, April 9, 2011
At Mariposa's Musings today we're talking shifters today with Susan Hanniford Crowley. Leave a comment for a chance to win a pdf copy of either When Love Survives or Vampire in the Basement!
Friday, April 8, 2011
She is healer, hunter, warrior. Her strength will inspire generations. Her courage will found a nation. Experience history as never before. See the birth of Canada through the eyes of the woman who lived and breathed it: Myeerah of Hawk Clan, Matriarch of the Wendat Nations, Mother of Canada.
"Only men have dreams such as this, not girls. Not the daughter of a slave." So begins an adventure that will span eight decades across two continents and dozens of historical figures. From swashbuckling pirates on the high seas to the slave traders of Mexico, to the genocidal wars of North America, Pearson Moore engages from the very first page, using a vibrant prose style that captivates the imagination, and the heart.
Twelve years of intensive research went into building the rich historical background for Cartier's Ring, including dozens of trips to Québec, Montréal, Upstate New York, and Midland, Ontario. But it is the emotional depth of Myeerah's story that brings the novel to life. You will feel her pain as she is beaten and enslaved, touch her tear-streaked face as she witnesses the ritual torture and execution of her brother, share in her joy as she overcomes deprivation and starvation, and stand up and cheer when she vanquishes her enemies.
Using difficult, rarely-deployed narrative devices, Moore immerses you in a strange world that is attractive in its humanity and intriguing in its statements about our common heritage and destiny. This novel is unabashed in its proclamation of feminine strength, courage, and tenacity. It is a rich and powerful testament to the ideals that founded a nation, and the indefatigable will of the women and men who shared a common vision. Most of all, this is Pearson Moore's tribute to a country and a philosophy of life; his passion is evident on every page.
Cartier's Ring is that rare creation that will change the way you think about the world, about your own country, and most of all, about the country that is the starting point and the focus of every word in this novel: Canada.
Posted by Arlene at 11:10 AM
Posted by Arlene at 6:43 AM
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Posted by Rebecca Leigh at 3:00 AM
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Posted by Arlene at 8:01 AM
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Everything is made of steel, even the flowers. How can you love anything in a place like this?
Daphne is the half-demon, half-fallen angel daughter of Lucifer and Lilith. Life for her is an endless expanse of time, until her brother Obie is kidnapped-and Daphne realizes she may be partially responsible. Determined to find him, Daphne travels from her home in Pandemonium to the vast streets of Earth, where everything is colder and more terrifying. With the help of the human boy she believes was the last person to see her brother alive, Daphne glimpses into his dreams, discovering clues to Obie's whereabouts. As she delves deeper into her demonic powers, she must navigate the jealousies and alliances of the violent archangels who stand in her way. But she also discovers, unexpectedly, what it means to love and be human in a world where human is the hardest thing to be.
This second novel by rising star Brenna Yovanoff is a story of identity, discovery, and a troubled love between two people struggling to find their place both in our world and theirs.
If The Replacement is any indication, Brenna Yavonoff does "dark" well. I can't wait to read this, but I'll have to be patient. It doesn't release until the Fall *sigh*. So, who else out there will be joining me in plumbing the depths of this story?
The Space Between releases November 15, 2011 by Razorbill (Penguin)
Ash is an ordinary girl, leading an ordinary life, but behind her smile she hides a secret so damning she’s sure no one could ever love her.
Noah is a war photographer who’s come back from Afghanistan with a secret so dark he can’t escape its smothering grip.
Both need redemption. Ash looks for it by making people happy. Noah seeks it under the whip of a Dom. They’re damaged souls, drowning in guilt, unable to escape the legacies of their pasts. Then their worlds collide in an explosion of fireworks so strong it singes not only them, but those around them. It’s said love heals all wounds, but sometimes before love enters the heart, the intense fire of passion has to burn a path, lighting the way.
Posted by Arlene at 6:51 AM
Monday, April 4, 2011
Rebecca put up a post earlier about the TRS Treasure Hunt. We have a great Paranormalist Crew participating in the contest. Rebecca Leigh, Jay Di Meo, Trinity Blacio, Lisa Lane, Cate Masters, and I are all hanging out giving out prizes.
Great prizes include: Kindle, $25 Amazon gift card, 10 print romances, and loads of free ebooks. Stop by the contest and come by our blogs to check out some great stories.
Click on the treasure hunt logo to get started!
Posted by Vivi Dumas at 8:42 PM
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Posted by Melisse Aires at 7:35 PM
Thanks to the hard work of our own PARANORMAL QUEEN, Miss Vivi . . . there's an awesome treasure hunt under way!
All the details for the contest are on The Romance Studio Website HERE.
Vivi and I are both participating and the first prize winner gets a kindle!
The rules are simple, you have to go to the participating authors websites to figure out the answer to a clue posted on The Romance Studio. The Studio has a form to fill out the answers. You have all week.
On my blog HERE, you can also comment to have a chance to win a copy of my hot m/m vampire story ROOM NUMBER TWELVE.
Posted by Rebecca Leigh at 12:47 PM