Monday, May 30, 2011

Ordinary Girl Wins a Trailer!!

Ordinary Girl

Exceptional Cover with Attachments

The cover for my upcoming novel, book one of four, was a gift from the son of my critique partner. Not only did Greg exceed all expectations, he agreed to represent the rest of my series.


 It doesn't get any better than this.


  Greg Elsborg

Friday, May 27, 2011

Ashes Trailer Won!!

My debut novel, Ashes released from MuseitHot on May 24th, and the awesome book trailer my sister made for me took first place at the You Gotta Read Video Contest, how sweet is that?!!

Museit Hot

Trailer for Ashes    

thank you, to all of you who made this happen!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Rocked - out today with Loose-Id



My paranormal MMF menage Rocked - is out today. Yippee!!!!


The Rock
Desired by men and women, Eli’s good looks make sexual conquest easy until he attends a party at the Supernatural Museum, where they land him in deep trouble. He says no to the wrong women, and his punishment is to learn the ultimate meaning of loneliness.

The Stone Maiden
Much to her family’s disappointment, not only is Pepper single but she works a hard and dirty job as an apprentice stonemason. Pepper loves bringing stone to life with her chisel but struggles with the isolation that comes with being different. Then there’s her attraction to her boss, Alessandro, who appears to prefer men. When Eli materializes out of nowhere, Pepper can hardly believe her eyes. Now she’s caught between a rock and a hard place.

The Hard Place
His hands hardened by years training to become a master stonemason, Alessandro is an expert at his craft, but not in matters of the heart. A daily frustration when he’s in hopelessly in love with Pepper and the man of his dreams has disappeared. As Alessandro’s team begins to restore the Supernatural Museum, he, Pepper and Eli are drawn into the building’s secrets and risk losing everything they hold dear.

http://www.loose-id.com/Rocked.aspx

Monday, May 23, 2011

The Magic of Lavender now available!

It's out now on Amazon and Smashwords - yay! I'm very excited about it. This is the first in The Goddess Connection series. Every woman should be treated like a goddess!

I have several more in mind to follow. In each, the heroine will be somehow connected to a goddess. Her lifelong quirks will become strengths once she finds her true place in the world, and accepts herself for who she really is.

In The Magic of Lavender, Joss is related to the goddess Iris. Conflicting tales exist about this goddess - she's either the Messenger of the Gods, or Goddess of the Rainbow. I used a little of both. :)

Here's the blurb:
Jocelyn Gibson forgot about the realm of magic. But it never forgot her. Gram always told her: don’t ignore your magical gifts, it will insult the family. But Joss didn’t realize her gifts included channeling the energy of powerful ley lines. Or that her family included a goddess. Family connections come in handy when the Lord of the Underworld kidnaps local vet Eric Hendricks. He’s an amazing lover, but Joss didn’t know she loved him until too late. With a little help from the Goddess Iris, Joss defends the new life she’s forged, and helps save the town of Boiling Springs from destruction. Once Eric escapes Hell, can she stop loving him to keep him safe?

I hope you'll check it out!


Sunday, May 22, 2011

A pretty cool song for a very cool group.

Thought this was perfect for this blog. :)
Just enjoying music today so I wanted to share this song.
Enjoy guys.

YouTube - Katy Perry - E.T. (Audio)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The 20 Hottest Summer Movies of 2011


I am so excited about summer!!!

Most of my excitement comes from the chance to FINALLY watch movies. I do not keep up with what is out currently during the year, except maybe one movie in particular, Harry Potter.

Yes I admit it, I like the Potter Series. lol. But then again there are many others I enjoy. Here are some of the current top 20 movies out this summer, and my watch list.


These are my top 10:

Thor
Bridesmaids
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Kung Fu Panda 2
Hangover II
X-Men First Class
Green Lantern
Cars 2
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II


What are your top picks?

Please Vote!!!!!

videoPlease consider book trailer # 2
Polls are open until May 26th


Friday, May 20, 2011

Happy Birthday to Ashes!!!

My debut novel released from MuseitHot today. It's lovely, wonderful and frightening know the Logan twins are out there. Thanks to some awesome crit partners, mainly Barbara, and thanks to an exceptional publisher, I've had the best help an author could hope for.

I dont seem to be up on Amazon yet, but maybe soon.

The following trailer is a second one that my sister made just for fun. The first is posted on my blog http://www.arlenewebb.blogspot.com/ 

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Paranormal Pleasures Now Available in Ebook and Print

Title: Paranormal Pleasures Ten Tales of Supernatural Seduction

Author: Roxanne Rhoads

Publisher: Bewitching Books

Genre: Paranormal erotica

ISBN: 0615470386 / 9780615470382

Page Count: 138

Purchase in print at CreateSpace and Amazon, in ebooks formats at Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook, Smashwords, and All Romance Ebooks

Book description:

Ten tantalizing, erotic tales of vampires, witches and demons grace the pages of this short story collection by Roxanne Rhoads.

Step into the darkness and let these tales tempt and tease to satisfy your paranormal cravings.

Eight of Roxanne Rhoads' previous eBook publications appear in print for the first time, along with two brand new, never before published tales of supernatural love and lust.

Extended Description

A Last Goodbye

New witch Marissa is learning the ropes of being one of The Others. One of her mentors is vampire Deirdre, a tall beauty who really irritates Marissa. Marissa is extremely pissed when she shows up to Dante's Ball and finds Deirdre there with Marissa's recent ex-boyfriend, Jeff. The one she was encouraged to break up with because of his humanity. Deirdre explains her reasons for bringing Jeff and offers to help Marissa say goodbye to him in a way none of them will ever forget

Overkill... (Read more)
A Last Goodbye

New witch Marissa is learning the ropes of being one of The Others. One of her mentors is vampire Deirdre, a tall beauty who really irritates Marissa. Marissa is extremely pissed when she shows up to Dante's Ball and finds Deirdre there with Marissa's recent ex-boyfriend, Jeff. The one she was encouraged to break up with because of his humanity. Deirdre explains her reasons for bringing Jeff and offers to help Marissa say goodbye to him in a way none of them will ever forget

Overkill

Vanessa is tired of her boyfriend Simon’s promiscuous vampire ways and stakes him, repeatedly- not close enough to the heart to kill him but close enough to make it hurt. But now she’s had a change of heart and considers embracing the sexual world of the vampire instead of being jealous of it.

Witch in the Middle

Ariadne is a witch torn between two men, a vampire and a human. Her heart doesn’t want to choose but the men force her to make a decision that could break her heart, unless with the help of the Goddess all three of them can come to a mutually acceptable…and enjoyable agreement.

When It Storms

Devon’s witchy girlfriend becomes insatiable every time a storm rolls around and he’s more than happy to give her exactly what she needs.

Monster Inside

Shannon’s never seen her vampire boyfriend, Logan, vamp out before. Then one night he has to kill to save her life. Can she ever look at him the same way again?

The Questioning Concubine


Elita, a pure blood witch, has come home to find who or what killed her parents and to take her rightful place as the head of the coven. After five years of investigating and exhausting all conventional methods at her disposal, she decides to do the one thing a good witch should never do—summon a demon. The demon is not what she expected. Elita is soon swept up in his power… and her own.

Renata

The residents of the sleepy little town of Flushing, Michigan had no idea a vampire lived among them, seducing and drinking from all the men in town. Renata walked among them, blending in, taking only what she needed. One night, while she was on the prowl for fresh blood at a carnival, a handsome carnie caught her eye. She had no way of knowing he was a vampire hunter and was there for her.

Sea of Blood

Liana made Nerissa a vampire centuries ago in the islands of Greece but she’s never tired of her companion or the way she hunts her prey.


A Halloween to Remember


What says Halloween better than a wild party at an old Victorian mansion complete with its own cemetery? Perhaps meeting the man of your dreams thanks to the magic of Halloween.

Adena can’t believe her eyes when she spots Dimitri in the library- he looks like something straight off the cover of a historical romance novel-the type of guy she’s always dreamed of. Too bad he disappears before she has the chance to introduce herself. When she finally spots him again later that night she decides she’s not letting him get away again. Adena thinks she’s finally found the one. Until she wakes up alone the next morning- in the cemetery.

Halloween magic brought them together but will it be strong enough to keep them together?


Witching You A Merry Christmas


Witch Vicki has been leery of vampires ever since she was attacked five years ago. Daniel's a vampire and he's been secretly in love in with Vicki for two years ever since becoming Vicki's partner in The Guardians a supernatural group of paranormal crime fighters. Daniel loves Christmas and hopes the spirit of the holidays will soften Vicki's hatred of vampires and help her see him in a new light. Will he get his Christmas wish?



This book is on tour now, if you'd like to set up a review or interview tour stop (giveaways available) email me at RoxanneRhoads@aol.com to set up a virtual book tour stop in June

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Beta is released!

Three days of hell, in charge, and running out of antacids.



As the pack’s Beta, Robert needs to watch over the Vasi werewolf pack for a few days. He hates the responsibility, but his job is to dissolve any problems while his alpha honeymoons. Nevertheless, trouble comes to town and her name is Esther. She's beguiling, beautiful and picks his pocket. Although Robert doesn’t trust her, he still wants to possess her.



Esther arrived in Chicago with the intention of slaying a vampire named Daedalus. While trailing her quarry, she encounters Robert who unhinges her world. He doesn’t know her trade, and she doesn’t know his connection to the vampire. Disturbed by her attraction to this unusual werewolf, she can’t decide which prey to hunt. The one who’s stolen her heart or the one who’ll fill her bank account.



Hot graphic werewolf sex, growing body parts, and one pissed off Nosferatu.

More Info
 
Excerpt

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Melange Books - Erin O'Riordan Guest Blogging Thursday

Hi there fellow Mystiquers,

Please help welcome fellow Melange Books Author Erin O'Riordan as she speaks about her book "The Smell of Gas" on Thursday May 19th.

It's very different than the books I write, and is a great opportunity to learn how another author gets their ideas! And you know me, lets look at some new ways to get some thoughts rolling!

Melange Books - Erin O'Riordan - "The Smell of Gas"

Monday, May 16, 2011

Short fantasy re-release

My short fantasy, The Duende and the Muse, is now available on Amazon Kindle and Smashwords for just 99 cents! I am in love with this cover. :)

Formerly published with The Wild Rose Press, this story received 5 tombstones from Bitten by Books! Other reviews have described the story as: “awe-inspiring,” “a great tale with a creative way of using words that makes the story refreshing to read. It sparkles and fizzes with energy” and “well written and the story holds the attention from beginning to end.”

After receiving the rights back, I revised it yet again, and added a bit more about the elder muses, Calliope and Euterpe. It was fun to give these old muses a modern twist. :)

I hope you'll check it out!



Saturday, May 14, 2011

YouTube - Dave Koz - Start All Over Again

So I'm working on a short story, now that I'm on vacation. I'm a bit mentally tired but I just listened to this amazing song. It made such an wonderful impact.

I think I can write an 8k story real quick just based on this song.

YouTube - Dave Koz - Start All Over Again

Book One in a Paranormal Romance Series is out there!

Shayne Bartlet has been kidnapped, his powers disabled and his memory altered. He's not having a good day. And he doesn't even know it.

When Shayne's telepathic abilities surface, he finds out Danielle isn't the normal teenager she appears to be. In fact, she's not even from his world. And when he finds out her race is responsible for the overtaking of his entire planet, he sets out to uncover the truth about her.

Danielle didn't mean to fall in love with a Maslonian boy. Her job was to observe and report. But when Shayne's well being is at stake she goes against orders to help him, putting her own self in danger.

Together, Danielle and Shayne discover that things are not as they seem. They must stop Danielle's race from destroying the Maslonian planet, and free Shayne's people.
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This is a young adult sci-fi romance well worth checking out. A fast paced, fun and intriguing read and yep, there's some heartbreak before the happy for now ending. I can't wait for book two.
Vicki has a sweet, fresh voice which made her hit the New York Times best seller list with her debut romantic suspense novel, Not What She Seems. I’m sure her second novel will rock the charts also.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0050P4ZEC

Friday, May 13, 2011

Boots: A Slightly Tilted Fairy Tale for the Modern Reader


Boots
A M/M Fairytale
By Angel Martinez

In Honeybole, jobs are scarce and so are faithful boyfriends. But when Willem’s father leaves him the family cat, his luck begins to change. It might not seem like much, but at least the talking cat listens and understands him better than anyone else.

Kasha was once a powerful demon, a guide of dead souls, until his arrogance led to his banishment. Forced to live with, and sometimes serve humans, he lives a lonely, humiliating existence. In Willem, though, he finds a man he serves gladly. He’ll stop at nothing to secure Willem’s happiness, even if it means losing him.

*psst* Want to see the trailer? Sure you do ;) Boots Trailer

A Miz Love Top Pick!

Miz Natalie says: "Another brilliant book by Angel Martinez...Highly enjoyable, I read Boots in one sitting. Be warned, Kasha is adorable and will really settle into your heart, and Willem is a lost soul who makes you want to look after him"

Boots - available now at:
Amber Allure
Amazon Kindle
All Romance


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Release Day! Book Review: Die For Me by Amy Plum

Die for Me is the debut novel of Amy Plum, an Alabama native living the literary life in the suburbs of Paris, France. It would not be unusual to find Ms. Plum cranking out the pages of her Work-In-Progress in an ancient French castle. She puts the City of Lights to excellent use in the first book of this young adult, paranormal romantic trilogy.

Kate Mercier, age 16, a New Yorker living in Brooklyn, finds her life turned upside down in more ways than one when her parents die in a car accident. Kate and her sister leave their old life behind and try to start life afresh when they move to Paris to live with their grandparents. Kate hopes to lose herself and forget her pain in a world of books and art.

During one of her forages, she encounters a mysterious and extremely handsome young man named Vincent. Though cautious, Kate finds herself charmed and intrigued by him. As she spends time with him, she questions how much she really knows about him. Vincent seems to be hiding something.

If you're intrigued so far, feel free to stop by my site to continue reading the review. If you love romance and want a new, fresh spin on the paranormal, this book will satisfy you. An author interview is coming in the next few days as well. I think you'll find it interesting.

Toodles!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Wicked Good: Angels and demons antho released!


Hi everyone! I have been a little absent for a while (I blame Real Life!) but now I am back and have a release - today, Wicked Good: A M/M Angels and Demons Anthology of Ravenous Romance was released, edited by EM Lynley, containing my short story "Suriel's Sword". I am very happy and excited. I really wanted to be part of this anthology - let's be honest, who doesn't love the topic of angels and demons? Cool demon boys in leather jackets, hot angel babes in cuirasses with their long swords... *sigh*

So what's the story about? - Suriel, a warrior angel, is sent on a mission to retrieve a dangerous crystal that has the power to corrupt the dead into Hell’s undead minions. His partner is the demon Arioch, whom Suriel finds himself irresistibly drawn to. The angel fights the temptation, but cannot help but surrender to his desire. Discovered by the heavenly host, Suriel is branded as a sinner, and told that if he gives in to temptation again, he will be banished from Paradise. Suriel must choose whether to remain in Heaven and lead the only life he knows, or follow his heart and go to Arioch.

Buy the anthology here!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Contests, Interview, Conference, Booksigning

So many things are happening. It’s wild here. And yes, while I’m typing the kitties Bella and Buffy have just run over my body.

Anyway I’m having contest and a fun interview over at Vampires Anonymous. Visit http://nisykitty.wordpress.com/2011/05/01/the-stormy-love-life-of-laura-cordelais-by-susan-hanniford-crowley-interviewcontest/comment-page-1/#comment-53 and follow the directions. The contest is open to residents of the US and Canada only and ends midnight on May 9th. You can only enter at Vampires Anonymous.

I’m writing like a mad woman—steam roller—kitties gone wild and crazy. I think you get picture. I’m having a great time.

I’m going to Fiction Fest at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in North Haven, Connecticut, on Saturday, May 14th. http://toniandrews.com/FictionFest.htm There’s still time to register for the most amazing one day writer’s conference famous for its practical education. It’s fun too. I’m doing a booksigning from 4:30-6 p.m.

May 22nd, I will be having a contest on my website http://www.susanhannifordcrowley.com/ Remember to drop by if you love vampires.

I’m sure I’m doing more. I just can’t think of it right now! I’m wild. Oh, oh! The vampires are getting restless.

--Susan
Susan Hanniford Crowley