Janet Boyer’s Fizz of Ideas – 10 Questions for Tarotist (Me)

•August 12, 2014 • Leave a Comment

So here’s me putting on my Tarot hat LOL Thank you so much for having me, Janet – this was sooooo much fun!

10 Questions for Tarotist Shannon MacLeod

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Sundae With Nuts! – hosted by Cd Brennan

•August 10, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Join me today for a saucy bit of fun on Sundae with Nuts hosted by the amazing Cd Brennan where we talk about underwear, Firehouse and um….games and toys. *winks*

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Eden’s Exchange talks to @C_W_Schultz #author #interview

•August 9, 2014 • 1 Comment

Eden’s Exchange talks to @C_W_Schultz #author #interview

C. W. Schultz is the pseudonym for American writer Calen Sifferman, and we met on Twitter just before he was heading overseas. I liked his bio and invited him for an interview.

Please give Calen a warm welcome and add him to your networks.

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Nice to have you here, Calen. Tell readers about your greatest extravagance.

I’ve been collecting Coca-Cola memorabilia since I was a little kid after seeing a friend’s collection. I just fell in love with the artwork, especially the vintage stuff from the 1940s and 1950s. What makes it such an extravagance is that I don’t even drink soda (and I’ve never done coke)!

I never touch Coke either (both the soda and the other kind). 😉 What is one thing you want to do before you die?

I want to have kids. One boy and one girl. I don’t know the first…

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Captivating Magic, Heart-Stopping Suspense, Sweet and Spicy Romance – Spotlight on Brynna Curry

•August 8, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Captivating Magic, Heart-Stopping Suspense, Sweet and Spicy Romance

– Spotlight on Brynna Curry

Shannon asked me to give you some insight into the inner workings of my writing mind. I must warn you it’s a little dangerous in here. Lots of monsters lurking in the shadows. Some are supernatural, but the most deadly ones are human. I can understand a vampire being enslaved to his nature to feed, constantly fighting his once human heart. Or a wolf, feral and wild yet trying to tame his beast for love. What I’m never able to comprehend is the human souls who turn on their own kind, though I do admit they make the best villains in my world. What else lives here. Ah, yes. Wizards and faeries. Magic. Lots of magic. I’ve got it in spades…and characters.

My ideas come from a hundred different directions. Never the same place. An overheard comment in the grocery store, the sound my Explorer makes when it shifts into 4×4, the screech of a hawk, or the graceful steps of a bobcat in the woods behind the house. Could be the way the rain smells on the air right now, or the fog over the lake. Everything is fodder for my imagination. And that’s the beauty of my mind and me. I am completely random. I can be organized and focused when needed, but my creative side, my deepest self, is unwritten and full of possibilities. I am a hodge podge of bits and things that are both wonderful and wicked, magical and completely normal. My mind must look like the Weasley’s house and that suits me just fine. Lol.

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Earth Enchanted
Elemental Magic #1
Blurb: Writer Liv Corrigan has the worst luck with men — her telepathy tends to make them run for the hills. When she meets widower and ex-cop Jack Roarke, she decides to keep her talent hidden. Things are looking up until their third date crashes and burns as the man who murdered Jack’s wife turns out to be after him too.

Injured, Jack retreats with Liv to his house under armed guard. But with Liv’s mysteries rapidly coming unraveled, a diamond-thief killer to stop and passion in the air, the safe house is anything but safe for their hearts!

 
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To Take Up The Sword

Elemental Magic #2

Blurb: Missing diamonds and a killer on the loose…will a schoolteacher and FBI agent escape with their lives and hearts intact?

After the acquittal of Gueraldi’s right hand and favored killer for hire, Ashton Smythe, Special Agent Gabriel Spiller takes time away from his work with the FBI. Having failed in his mission to avenge his lost would be lover, Serena Roarke, Gabe returns to Alabama in search of the missing diamonds needed to reopen the investigation and to lay low from the death threats he’s received since Smythe went free.

Almost two years after her sister’s death, Leannan O’Neal feels the loss of Serena more now than ever. A secret meeting between them before she died left Lea with an ugly figurine and nothing but questions. Hang-up calls at work and a trashed house reminds her of the card Serena gave her. “If you find yourself in trouble, go to him and only him” were the last words her sister spoke to her.

With Smthye out for revenge and hot on her heels, Lea goes on the run in search of Serena’s ‘Angel’, but how long can Gabe keep her alive, and is the cost worth more than her life?
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Elemental Magic #3

Blurb: Kate O’Connell grew up loved by the Corrigan family, all the while suffering from the inescapable reality of her own alcoholic father. At a young age she gave her heart and innocence to Ryan Corrigan. For once happiness seemed within her reach, until in one horror-filled night, the monster she called ‘Daddy’ changed everything.

Too many misunderstandings forced Kate and Ryan apart, but now Kate’s come home to open her clinic and raise her daughter, Allaina, closer to his family. Will she be able to open Ryan’s heart to his magic?

Ryan is glad to be back on Irish soil, but the reason he left still haunts him. As he tries to build a new life and redeem his past, can he forgive Kate and reclaim his healing gift in time to save his sister and her twins?

 

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Elemental Magic #4

Blurb: Love can come along at the most inconvenient times…

Skye Corrigan treasures family above all else. Standing by his best friend Rhia while she suffers the heartache of losing her father to cancer has strengthened their childhood bond. Lately Rhia affects him in ways she never has before.

Rhiannon O’Malley shares Skye’s past and hopes for a future with him, but love must come with a willing heart. Her father’s terminal illness has left her in charge of the family pub. Skye has always been there for her, but when their relationship changes, will she find the courage to claim the future? Or will a thousand-year-old curse keep its grip on two hostage hearts?

 

 

Fire’s Ice

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Elemental Magic #5 (series end)

Blurb: Ultimate power, or endless love?

Born the son of a Scottish laird a thousand years ago, but now trapped by his cousin’s spell, Devin McLoch has seen countless battles and death. The erstwhile thief has turned away from darker pursuits to lead a life of peace, protecting those he loves and considers part of his clan.
However, there is one woman he can never forget, who must be given a chance to change, to accept her heart and his.

Arianne Farrell is just as dangerous and intoxicating as her power. Imprisoned in an ancient stone dance more than a thousand years ago, her only chance at freedom from the spell is through love—a love she denied. When Devin asks for her aid to save another from imminent death, she realizes there is more at stake than just her freedom or her heart.
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About the Author: Brynna Curry was born south of the Mason-Dixon Line. After living all over the southern states, she finally landed in North Alabama where she lives with her husband and their three children. Growing up, books fueled her dreams and imagination, ultimately becoming her salvation during the hardest times in her life.Writing is her passion, but she enjoys the fun of sharing those stories with others by reviewing books and working in publicity.

When she isn’t writing or promoting, she’s often found haunting the library for new books to read or just spending an quiet evening at home with Jackie watching old westerns on TV. Although her wizards, shifters and vampires are as real to her as anyone, she insists love is the truest magic and with it every day is another wonderful adventure.

Brynna’s Links:

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Series Buy Links (Now only $.99 each)

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About the Author: Brynna Curry was born south of the Mason-Dixon Line. After living all over the southern states, she finally landed in North Alabama where she lives with her husband and their three children. Growing up, books fueled her dreams and imagination, ultimately becoming her salvation during the hardest times in her life.Writing is her passion, but she enjoys the fun of sharing those stories with others by reviewing books and working in publicity.

When she isn’t writing or promoting, she’s often found haunting the library for new books to read or just spending an quiet evening at home with Jackie watching old westerns on TV. Although her wizards, shifters and vampires are as real to her as anyone, she insists love is the truest magic and with it every day is another wonderful adventure.

Brynna’s Links:

WebsiteTwitterFacebookStreet TeamGoodreads

Giveaway:

$10 Amazon or B&N gift card to be given away on 10/1 during the kickoff of 31 Days of Halloween
1 digital copy of series
3 digital copies of Earth Enchanted

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Brynna Curry 

Captivating Magic, Heart-Stopping Suspense, Sweet and Spicy Romance

Now available from Kensington Books:  Claiming Ana

Earth EnchantedTo Take Up the SwordWait for the Wind

Sea’s Sorceress, Fire’s Ice

 

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The Romance Reviews – Fall Into Love 2014

•August 7, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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Fall Into Love this September while the kids are at school – join a whole bunch of amazing authors (and me) for loads of fun games, steamy reads and prizes galore!

The Romance Reviews Fall Into Love Party September 1st – 30th!

 

I am interviewed by @bookworm_nai for …the bookworm…

•August 6, 2014 • 1 Comment

An interview with the lovely Eden Baylee!

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Website | Twitter @bookworm_nai

I have an interview today with Naida of …the bookworm…

She is an avid reader, reviewer, and crocheter. Her site is filled with information for authors and readers alike, so connect to her. She definitely knows books!

You can read Naida’s  interview of me on her site. She asks wonderful questions.

Drop by and say ‘hi.’ 😉

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Ascension – Book One, The Demon Hunters – Spotlight on A.S. Fenichel

•August 4, 2014 • 1 Comment

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Lord Gabriel Thurston returns home from war to find his fiancée is not the sweet young girl he left behind. She’s grown into a mysterious woman who guards her dark secrets well. When he sees her sneaking away from a ball, he’s convinced it’s for a lover’s rendezvous. Following her to London’s slums, Gabriel watches in horror as his fiancée ruthlessly slays a man.

Lady Belinda Carlisle’s only concern was her dress for the next ball—until demons nearly killed her and changed everything. A lady by day, and a demon hunter by night, she knows where her duty lies. Ending her betrothal is the best way to protect Gabriel from death by a demon’s hand.

Gabriel soon realizes, like him, Belinda has been fighting for her country. He joins in the fight, determined to show her that their love can endure, stronger than ever.

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About the Author:

A.S. Fenichel gave up a successful career in New York City to follow her husband to Texas and pursue her lifelong dream of being a professional writer. She’s never looked back.

A.S. adores writing stories filled with love, passion, desire, magic and maybe a little mayhem tossed in for good measure. Books have always been her perfect escape and she still relishes diving into one and staying up all night to finish a good story.

Multi-published in erotic paranormal, contemporary and historical romance, A.S. is the author of the Mayan Destiny series, Christmas Bliss and many more. With several books currently contracted to multiple publishers, A.S. will be bringing you her brand of romance for many years to come.

Originally from New York, she grew up in New Jersey, and now lives in the East Texas with her real life hero, her wonderful husband. When not reading or writing she enjoys cooking, travel, history, and puttering in her garden.

http://asfenichel.net/

http://asfenichel.net/blog/

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https://twitter.com/asfenichel

https://www.facebook.com/A.S.Fenichel

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August Swag Giveaway

•August 3, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Whoop! Check out the swag pack giveaway!

Literary Lagniappe

It’s that time again at Literary Lagniappe. And first up, congrats are in order for our July winner – Leann! And now onto the good stuff – if you’re not familiar, each month, we’ll be conducting a swag giveaway. All you have to do to enter, is to comment on each new post this month. Each time you comment, you’ll earn an entry. Want more ways to enter? Follow our Rafflecopter link below the pic and earn even more entries that way…

Since our June winner never responded to our winner email, we’re going to toss the swag pack in the mix and put it up for August!

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INTERGALACTIC HEAT by @jsubject is FREE until August 4th!

•August 2, 2014 • 3 Comments

More from the fabulous Eden Baylee!

JES-IH-300x450Friend and fellow Canadian author of hot, science fiction erotic romance, Jessica Subject, has a collection of FREE stories available for a LIMITED time only! They cover the genres of romance in: Science Fiction, Contemporary, Lesbian, Menage, Military, Interracial, and Erotic.

There is definitely something for everyone here, so grab it while you can! Find out more from Jessica, and read an excerpt from Celestial Seductionbelow.

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INTERGALACTIC HEAT

a collection of 1Night Stand stories

by Jessica E. Subject

A date on a space station? Alien lovers? Madame Evangeline, owner of the exclusive 1Night Stand dating service is known to be magical in fulfilling the ideal dates of her clients, but she’s outdone herself this time, bring together beings from Earth and beyond. As long as applicants are willing to let go of their pasts and open their hearts and minds, she will find their perfect match…

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Secrets in Time – Spotlight on Erin Pryor

•August 2, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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How many years have you been writing and how did you get started?

I began my writing journey about six years ago. The writing bug hit me when I was about twenty-three, but I didn’t start writing until I was twenty-six. When I was in my early twenties, I had read so many books and loved the adventures that they took me on. I figured I should try my hand. I can’t tell you how many times I started a story, but only ever got one paragraph into it when I psyched myself out. I whole-heartedly believed that since I’d never been to college, that I could never be a writer.

Fast forward three years later, I don’t know how I stumbled across it, but I began to read fan fiction. I’d come across some great stories, mediocre ones, an others that were so horrible I couldn’t read more than a few paragraphs. They inspired me to write my own FanFiction. If you ask, maybe I’ll tell you. LoL. I’m honestly embarrassed by it, but I’m not going to lie to make it sound like I started writing and viola, I was published.

So, I started writing my first piece. A couple of chapters into it, somebody wrote the most horrific review, slamming my writing. I remember being so upset by it that I swore I’d never write again, and shut my laptop. At that time, I didn’t tell my husband what I was doing because I didn’t want him to laugh at me. So, I carried the burden of somebody ripping apart my first work on my own shoulders.

Then, a miracle happened. I don’t know how, but all I know is somebody/something whispered across my soul to prove that person “wrong”. The next month or so, I worked hard on my craft and openly took criticism. If you knew me, you’d know that it was an impossible task. I’m bipolar and do NOT do well with criticism. But, for some reason, I LOVE it when people tear my stuff apart, and point out where I went wrong. I obviously work through the criticism and decipher what’s the best constructive criticism to listen to.

I then joined the local chapter of the RWA and made some amazing friends, and learned some awesome techniques to refine my craft. The membership is worth its weight in gold.

I ended up ditching my first novel and began on another one. A couple of years went by and I finished the second book. While I was at an RWA convention of types, I was drinking in the bar with some friends. Then, the president of the OCC RWA chapter came up to me with another woman saying, “Heather, this is Erin. Erin, this is Heather. She’s a publisher, pitch her your book.” LoL. I guess the vodka loosened my tongue because she asked me to send her the manuscript.

A month later, I got an email asking me to sign a contract! I was beyond stoked. All of my hard work and listening to others paid off. As far as the first book I wrote, I trashed it about three months ago. It was complete garbage!! Haha. Since it was my “baby”, it took me a few years to figure this out.

I started out writing FanFiction for fun. Then, I began writing my own story to see where it’d go, then to show my kids that you can do whatever you put your mind to, and lastly, I realized I could actually make money doing something I loved. It look a LOT of persistence and listening to a vast array of people. But, I did it! Within three years of starting my writing journey, I became published!

Why Scotland and why Time Travel?

I’ve started the answer to this question a few times, deleted, and started over again. Haha. There are so many reasons why I chose Scotland. To be honest, I’m in love with Ireland. Everything Ireland. It was a condition of my marriage 14 years ago that my husband takes me to Ireland some time in our lives. I still haven’t gone yet, but I look forward to the adventure. But listen to me, I’m getting off topic.

I first fell in love with Scotland, I think, when I saw Braveheart for the first time. I watched it so many times as a teenager that I memorized all of the lines (the only other movies I’ve done that with was the Star Wars 4, 5, 6 movies…haha, yes, I’m a nerd), and I even got good at my Scottish accent. Haha. I think Mel Gibson’s portrayal of William Wallace was so powerful. The movie felt ethereal in a way that connected me to Scotland forever. To see the passion of a man in love of his homeland etched the mystical country in my heart and soul forever. Just like Ireland, but in a different way.

Now, the condition of my marriage is we go to Ireland AND Scotland. Haha. There is something about the majestic wild beauty of Scotland that calls to me like a Siren of the Sea. Ireland, to me, is a beautiful place filled with wonder. Scotland is wild, untamed, and unruly, like my heart. I identify with the country in a way that is difficult for me to explain. I feel deep down that if I were ever to go, that it would “complete” me in a way, that it would calm my ever stormy heart. I even know that if I live there for more than 5 years, that I could never donate blood again in the US. LoL. Yeah, pretty weird fact. I don’t know the reason, I just know that it’s how it is.

Now, as far as time travel is concerned – since I feel connected to Scotland, I also feel connected to the medieval period. I’m more than fascinated by it. I held a bible in my hands from the 16th century about three months ago and cried just because it connected me to the past. I feel as though as I’ve been born in the wrong time period. Weird, I know, but it’s the truth. NOW, in knowing all of the horrible things that happened back then, I’m glad I wasn’t. Let’s just say if I could take a week-long trip to medieval Scotland I would do anything to go!! Haha.

When I was a teenager, I picked up my first book by Lynn Kurland. She specializes in Time Travel. Her books are what inspired me to put thought to paper, and live my fantasies in a book of my creation. I love imagining “what if” and how the characters would react given being planted in another century, in a place where English today wasn’t English then. How would the character adapt and grow as an individual? What would their thoughts, actions, and reactions be? It’s so much fun imagining all of this, and creating scenes for the reader to identify with the character’s.

Time Travel is difficult to write in the fact that you have to decide on whether or not it’s a “fluke” of an area that the character “poofed” back in time, a faery ring, or a certain place. In my first book, Pillars in Time, I first introduce the object in the form of a bench. In the sequel, Secrets in Time, that bench is what’s used again. Currently I am planning out a twenty book series, and I am challenged to really figure out something more complex that the reader can identify with. I want to make sure that whatever I decide on it’s “plausible” for an “implausible” book. LoL

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Secrets in Time:

Her best friend found love in the fourteenth century, but Jessica lost hope in finding it in either the past or her time, until a trip back to the wilds of Scotland opened her eyes to what lay in front of her.  Jessica Fisher is staying in style as a guest of one of the most eligible bachelors of Scotland. She’s the only one who knows he’s actually from the 14th century. When she finds out her friend Cadence’s family is in peril back in the 14th century, Jessica will do anything to get back and ensure her friend has her happily ever after.  Collin Kincaid, six years into his stay in the 21st century, found an architect to draft plans for the renovation of his 14th century ancestral home. He never thought the lead architect would fall in love with his twin brother in the 14th century. His new sister-in-law’s friend, and business partner, Jessica stays on to see the restoration completed. He’s not prepared for the huge pull he feels from her. When she puts her foot down to go back and rescue his twin brother and new sister-in-law from a fate worse than death, his chivalry won’t let her go alone, no matter how much he is torn about changing the past.  Together, they go back in time to try and save Nicholas and Cadence’s future family from peril only to be caught up in a web of treachery themselves. Will they be able to save their friends without putting the future, or their own hearts, in jeopardy?

http://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Time-Erin-Pryor-ebook/dp/B00LCJHK8S/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1406037217&sr=8-2&keywords=secrets+in+time – ebook

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1938283201 – paperback