Thursday, October 31, 2013

Mega paranormal book giveaway!

The Dark Side Down Under are having a huge ebook giveaway for Halloween! DarkSiders unite to bring you a mega pack of book giveaways. It's seriously scary how good it is!

The mega prize pack includes:

Cheryse Durrant - The Blood She Betrayed
Maree Anderson - Freaks of Greenfield High, Ruby’s Dream, Seer’s Promise
Erica Hayes - Demon Chained, Cherry Kisses
Shona Husk - The Outcast Prince (print)
Cathleen Ross  - Her Demon Prince
Tania Walsh - Cloaked in Fur
Kim Cleary - Path Unchosen
Maggie Mundy - Blood Scent, Hidden Mortality
Christina Phillips - Bloodlust Denied
Nicola E. Sheridan's ‘Magic’ series - Magical Gains, Magical Creations, Magical Redemption

Giveaway starts October 31. Check it out!

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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Free stuff!! and a new Shadowfae book

Creeping out of deep lurkdom... to squee about a few freebies!

First of all, CHERRY KISSES is free on Kindle to US readers. Yay! It's also free on Kobo right now.

I'm getting a great response from readers on Lena and Ethan's story. If you love witches, demons, sword-fighting and hot ninja guys? Go grab yourself a free one!

Also, without further sekrit squirrel ado... the new Shadowfae book is here!

Check out this brilliant cover art from Ravven. Isn't it gorgeous?

A snarky, sexy undead hero. A feisty djinni heroine. A jealous fairy best friend... oh, my. This book is juicy. And yes, before you ask - Kane is in it.

Check out the deets on Goodreads, and add it to your TBR! I love love love this story, and I'm so happy to be able to bring it to you at last :D

You can already pre-order it from Kobo (yay!) and other sites will soon follow. Release day will be 18 September.

For reviewers? It's up on NetGalley, so flip me a request and I'll oblige.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Cover art... and a free story!

Check out my awesome new cover art!

From Ida at Amygdala Designs, for my Shadowfae novella CHERRY KISSES. Isn't it gorgeous?

Sexy con-artist Lena Falco isn't a witch, not technically. She uses her cache of stolen magic tricks to seduce and bedazzle her marks. When she's hired by a demon to steal a cursed magical amulet from a monstrous tower in Hell, it must be her lucky day.

The prize? A single wish—whatever she wants. The catch? There's competition: Ethan Benford, swordsman and enchanter, arrogant, maddeningly sexy and the only incorruptible man in town.

Lena's been burnt before by Ethan's easy charm, and she vows he'll meet his match this time. But is ultimate power worth betraying the only man who truly believes in her?

It's so pretty! This 11K novella was previously published in the HEX APPEAL anthology from St Martin's Press, edited by PN Elrod. But this is my fancy new ebook edition. It's an urban fantasy, not a romance. Just so you know.

Where can I get one? I hear you ask. Well, that's the cool thing. Right now, I'm giving CHERRY KISSES away free! to my email newsletter subscribers. One day soon, I'll put her up for sale on Amazon, but for now... she's all yours!

You can sign up here, or use the form on my website. I hope you enjoy!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Sci-fi book giveaway with Amanda Bridgeman

Please welcome new Aussie sci-fi author Amanda Bridgeman! At the bottom, you can get a chance to comment to your heart's content and win her fab new release, AURORA: DARWIN. Doesn't it look awesome?!?

A distress signal on the edge of inhabited space. A mission that is far outside normal parameters. Two very different people with one common goal – survival.

When a distress signal is received from a black-ops space station on the edge of inhabited space, Captain Saul Harris of the UNF Aurora is called in from leave to respond. But the mission is not what it seems. Female members of the United National Forces have not been allowed to travel into the outer zones before, but Harris is ordered to take three new female recruits.

For Corporal Carrie Welles, one of the Aurora’s new recruits, her first mission in space seems like a dream come true. Determined to achieve the success of her father before her, and suddenly thrust into a terrifying mission, she must work with her new captain and the strained Aurora crew to make it home alive.

When the Aurora arrives at the station, Harris and Welles soon find themselves caught up in a desperate fight for survival. Station Darwin is not what they expected.

The lights are off. But somebody is home.

Brr... spooky!! Welcome, Amanda!

Seeing as you're a new author on the scene, tell us about your path to publication. Did you consider self-publishing, or was a traditional publisher your ultimate aim?

I’d been working on my books (for the Aurora Series) for about five years before I had the confidence to seek publication. I always intended to approach a traditional publisher, mainly because I really didn’t know enough about the industry to go it alone. I also like the fact that being represented by a publishing house means they have confidence in me and my work, so it’s great to have that visible ‘backing’ in the industry. I think the expertise and contacts that a traditional publisher can provide is incredibly valuable and should never be dismissed. So far my experience with Momentum has been great, so I have no regrets.

Would I think about self-publishing in the future? Possibly. I certainly would’ve considered it as an option if the traditional publishing houses had rejected me. So, I guess never say never, but for now I’m all good.

Tell us how you came up with the idea for AURORA: DARWIN. Did the characters come first, or the scenario?

I tend to come up with key scenes in my head and develop my stories from there. With Aurora: Darwin, the character of Carrie was first to develop, as I pictured the desperate scenes she’s involved in during the climax of the story, and then developed the rest from there. I knew that Carrie couldn’t face the ordeal on her own, she was going to need back-up, and that was how Captain Saul Harris came to be.

So, I start with the key scenes and the characters, then backfill their stories and dream up the backdrop/settings, all the while drawing inspiration from the sci-fi and action films I grew up watching. It’s like baking a cake – you mix together your favourite ingredients, and a splash of yourself in there, mix it all around, and that’s how your own little story is born.

How would you describe the sub-genre: space opera? Military? Interstellar suspense? Do you think sub-genre matters to readers when they're choosing a book, or do they just want a good story?

I would describe Aurora: Darwin as a soft sci-fi thriller / military space opera. Ha ha! Too many sub-genres?

I aimed to write a book targeted at a unisex audience, that would hopefully appeal to sci-fi fans and non-sci-fi fans alike. In other words, it’s a mainstream sci-fi, not a niche. I think sub-genres help readers decide if this is the type of book for them. The book’s genre will class it for them, and the sub-genre will tell them what slant the book’s going to take. At the end of the day people want a good story, but I also think they want a ‘heads up’ as to what to expect from the novel.

The UNF. Securing the future. Uh huh. I bet they do... or not??

Sci-fi isn't all about space battles and death stars. The world-building in AURORA: DARWIN sounds intriguing – kind of like Aliens meets Riddick with a bit of spooky Event Horizon thrown in. Tell us about your world: what makes it stand out from others?

I think you’ve described it very well, actually! A:D is set in the future, but not eons away - it’s the near future, so there is a lot of familiarity to life nowadays. I’ve actually tried to make it as realistic a sci-fi as I could, so people don’t really need to stretch their imaginations too far to try and grasp what I’m trying to say.

The world-building elements of the military and space colonisation are important to provide that backdrop to the story, but the key focus of A:D are the characters and the plot. So hopefully it will stand out as the character-driven story, luring in potential readers that wouldn’t normally go for a sci-fi, yet at the same time, keeping the sci-fi fans happy.

The cover copy for AURORA:DARWIN sounds like you have more than one 'main' character. Were their stories difficult to handle? Did you use multiple points of view?

Yep, I always wanted two characters – one male pov, one female pov, as I always intended to write a unisex book. I didn’t find it too hard writing the Saul Harris character, as I have three older ‘blokey’ brothers and grew up watching ‘boys’ films, so I like to think I’ve been well-trained in the male action hero. I did use the occasional female phrase/word in his speech in earlier versions, but my brother (one of my beta readers) promptly picked me up on that. I basically just applied my tomboy side to Harris and my feminine/girly side to Carrie. Hopefully it worked!

Heroines in sf. Kick-ass is great, but as a reader I like to see other sides to the heroine, too. Tell us about your heroine, Corporal Carrie Welles: what are her strengths and weaknesses?

Carrie Welles is a bit of a loner. She’s a perfectionist, who’s driven, stubborn, fiery and determined to succeed. She’s somewhat estranged from her father, and is ultimately trying to follow in his footsteps to prove herself to him. So, being a sharp-shooter in the military, she has that tough element about her, but her emotional side is actually quite fragile (not as tough as she makes it out to be). She tries hard not to wear her heart on her sleeve, but at the end of the day she is only human, and she needs to learn that it’s ok to be weak sometimes.

Is there a romance plot in your book? How do you strike a balance between romance and action?

There may be….*she smiles coyly*. For someone as career driven as Carrie, there’d be nothing quite like falling for a guy to side-swipe you! For me, mixing romance and action can be a tricky fine line. Too much romance and you turn the male readers off, not enough romance and the female readers are left unsatisfied.

Again, I’ve gone for trying to keep things as real as possible. When you’re in a world of a shit-storm, the last thing you’re thinking about is shagging someone. But hey, if you make it through alive, that’s a different story… *winks*.

Are you planning to write more books featuring these characters or their world?

Definitely! This is the first book in a series, and hopefully book 2, tentatively titled Aurora: Pegasus will be out by year end!

You have a cool Pinterest page, with images related to AURORA: DARWIN. (Go on, everyone, go look. It's really cool!) Tell us how that came about: did you use these images as inspiration while writing, or collect them afterwards?

I actually collected these images afterwards! I’ve always been a photography fan, so when I stumbled across Pinterest I just started collecting nice images. But then I began gathering the world-building/inspirational images for sci-fi, fantasy and horror, etc. As they say, a picture tells a thousand words, so by collecting these images I’m drawing inspiration for future works.

I remember doing writing exercises at Uni whereby you’d be given a picture/s and then have to construct a story based on that images/s. They were my favourite exercises to do! From one picture you can develop a character, a setting, a plot, you name it. It all comes down to your imagination. But even your imagination needs to be jump-started from somewhere – so why not a cool picture?

What's next for you? Any more stories in the works?

I’ve got another four manuscripts ready for the editing process, and I’m dying to start work on some more! As far as I’m concerned, this is only the beginning. Fingers crossed you’ll be reading a lot more of me in the future!

We hope so too! Amanda's links:


Right-y-o! Want to win an .epub or .mobi copy of AURORA: DARWIN? You bet. Just leave a comment, and answer this question:

You're a spaceship crew member. Would you rather be on the Enterprise D (ST:TNG), the Serenity (Firefly) or the Battlestar Galactica (BSG)? And why?**

**Special consideration if your answer has nothing to do with Captain Mal's tight pants. This is a family blog, people!

For extra entries: follow/Like/friend Amanda on FB, Twitter or Pinterest (links above) and let us know in your comment. One extra entry each. 

Giveaway is international and will run until Tues 7 May. Go to it!!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

More Kindle Fire linky contesty giveaway stuff

Just returned from a lovely weekend in the sunny yet chilly city of Prague, Czech Republic. It's very pretty there. Nice to have a couple of days off!

Meanwhile, the blog tour continues! Visit each stop and leave your Rafflecopter mark for a chance to win a Kindle Fire. And, y'know. Read cool stuff about ME and MY BOOK :)

The contest is fun! It's free! It makes you better in bed... well, I can't absolutely guarantee that, but hey, there's a chance. Reading about hot angels certainly can't hurt.

Frankie Blooding's Bookshelf, wherein I confirm that yes, I do live near Hogwarts.

And, an awesome review of REDEMPTION by Frankie Blooding herself. Yay!

Bibliophile's Thoughts on Books, wherein we discuss whether paranormal is dead. Snigger. Riiight.

Mother/Gamer/Writer, whose reviewer loved this book so much she nearly had a heart attack. Seriously. You have to read this review to understand the health risks involved.

Tynga's Reviews, where we discuss how to stage your very own apocalypse, and the best methods for ensuring world domination.

More links in the next few days, so get your clicky on :)

Thursday, March 14, 2013

More linky giveaway fun...

First: I'm giving away an ebook of REVELATION at Romance Writers of the Apocalypse. Zombies, demons, hot angel warriors. You know you want one. It's open until Friday night.

Now, some more Kindle Fire giveaway goodness!! You know the drill. Here are the latest links in my tour:

Preternatura, wherein we discuss what you'll need in your apocalypse go-bag, should you be sucked into some weird meta-fiction universe where you're the heroine of my book. Hey, don't laugh. It could happen.

Kay Dee Royal's blog, with an interview about how bad-ass my characters are.

Words of Wisdom from the Scarf Princess. With a really smexy excerpt, and an A review! Brilliant! Thanks :)

Also, some more links, though they're not part of the giveaway:

My interview at The Reading Cafe. What am I up to next, writing-wise? Come and see!

My post on How to Build Your Very Own Paranormal Romance Series, at Star-Crossed Romance. Step One: choose your posse of hot supernatural dudes.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

You know you want to win an ereader...

More stops on my REDEMPTION blog tour of coolness. You can win a Kindle Fire! You know you want one. Go check out these links, and rafflecopter to your sweet little heart's content :D

(Yes, 'to rafflecopter' is a verb. I'm an author. I'm allowed to re-purpose words. Shut up.)

Romance Book Junkies

The Avid Reader, in which I blog about hot supernatural dudes, and there is a cool review

Books, Books the Magical Fruit, in which I answer the big questions, such as Which is the most important section of the bookstore? and What is the best book ever?

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Kindle Fire giveaway goodness...

This month, I'm doing a blog tour for REDEMPTION, and the tour-wide giveaway is a Kindle Fire!

Awesome! You know you want one of those... and if you've already got one, or you don't live in a Fire-friendly country, the prize is an equivalent gift card. Yes indeedy.

So how do you enter to win one of these fabulous items? You visit my blog tour links, of course. Check out the posts, and get your Rafflecopter on. Easy? Sure it is.

You can get more entries at each stop. Here are the links that are active so far:

Queen of All She Reads including a cool 4/5 review!

Happy Tales and Tails with an interview and another cool 4.5/5 review, which includes the word 'creeptastic' :)

Victoria Danann

Cloey's Book Reviews

All I Want and More with an interview

There'll be more stops over the next couple of weeks. Brilliant!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

REDEMPTION release day!

Yay! Release day! REDEMPTION (Seven Signs #2) is out in the wild today. Hot paranormal romance with fallen angels. Behold!

I'm doing a bit of a blog tour -- so check out my Twitter feed and Facebook page for links later this week. You'll have the chance to win a Kindle Fire, so don't miss it!

I hope you love this book as much as I do. Japheth is hot. He's angry. He's a little crazy. And Rose is a tough chick with a vulnerable core. It has a demon with a costume fetish. It has hungry vampire hordes. The sky will rain fire at some point. What more do you need?

You can read the first couple of chapters for free on my website.
If you live in the US, you can download the Kindle sample.
And hell, you can even buy it! Paperback and ebook.
Amazon ~ B&N ~ BD

What's it about, you say? I'm so pleased you asked:

Japheth the Tainted is on the hunt for a mysterious demon vampire. But meeting her face-to-face might disarm his warrior spirit—and spark an unquenchable passion with apocalyptic consequences.

As a fallen angel, Japheth is determined to make his way back to heaven by staying pure and slaying hellspawn. With a new scourge of vampires unleashed by a blood-drinking demon, the Prince of Thirst, there’s plenty to be done. But Japheth is after one vampire in particular—the one they call the Angel Slayer.

Rose Harley never wanted to be a vampire, but the Prince of Thirst can turn even the kindest soul into a soldier of hell. Feeling abandoned by God, she stalks the West Village taking revenge on his angels—until she meets her match.

When Japheth and Rose encounter each other, the battle is fierce and charged with desire. But when they discover a common enemy—the Prince of Thirst himself—they form a dangerous alliance that could either cost them their eternal lives, or spark a love more powerful than heaven or hell.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Excerpts and a deleted scene...

New stuff on my website! Yes, it's that time of year again. Another book out (did I mention that REDEMPTION releases on Tuesday?) means more website updates.

And a blog tour! I'll be kicking off early this week, and you'll have a chance to win a Kindle Fire or equivalent gift card. So keep an eye out on my Facebook Page or Twitter feed for details.

In the meantime: new website stuff!

There's some coolness about the background to my Seven Signs series, and some character profiles on my fallen angels, the Tainted Host.

There's the first 2 (and a bit) chapters of REDEMPTION, my brand new book.  Wherein my hero and heroine meet, sparks fly, and they try to kill each other.

And, a short deleted scene from REVELATION. I rarely do deleted scenes, because usually there aren't any. So this is a special treat :) yay! It may or may not involve an angel in bed. You've been warned.

Last but not least: some character profiles and world info about my sci-fi book DRAGONFLY. Where did the Empire come from? Who are these crazy rebels, and what's their beef? And what the hell is Spider's problem, anyway?

It's fun to share some behind-the-scenes details. Hope you enjoy!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Location, location... blog tour giveaway goodness...

How do you write a book set in New York City?

You go there, of course! Come share my NYC experience at Ramblings From This Chick, and don't forget to enter the giveaway!

What giveaway, you ask? Let me remind you. All over my blog tour, you can win:

A signed set of Shadowfae books (erotic paranormal)
A $25 gift card (yay!)
2 Kindle copies of my vampire romance HUNTER'S BLOOD

Here are the links so far (yes!) where you can enter:

What the Cat Read (review) (the cat gives it 4 out of 5 paws!)

Laurie's Paranormal Thoughts and Reviews (character interview, ha ha...)

Little Read Riding Hood (review and giveaway) 

Happy Tails and Tales (review and giveaway)

And there's more to come! Oh, yes. You haven't nearly shut me up about my awesome series yet. Let me show off my covers. May I? Thank you.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

New release goodness

I have a new book coming out in ten days! Yay!

Yep, it's REDEMPTION, Seven Signs book #2.

(In the meantime, you can get book #1 (REVELATION) from Amazon at 40% off! Cool!)

So. Behold this fantastic evilsexy cover. Isn't it crazy? I adore those wings...

Japheth the Tainted is on the hunt for a mysterious demon vampire. But meeting her face-to-face might disarm his warrior spirit—and spark an unquenchable passion with apocalyptic consequences.

As a fallen angel, Japheth is determined to make his way back to heaven by staying pure and slaying hellspawn. With a new scourge of vampires unleashed by a blood-drinking demon, the Prince of Thirst, there’s plenty to be done. But Japheth is after one vampire in particular—the one they call the Angel Slayer.

Rose Harley never wanted to be a vampire, but the Prince of Thirst can turn even the kindest soul into a soldier of hell. Feeling abandoned by God, she stalks the West Village taking revenge on his angels—until she meets her match.

When Japheth and Rose encounter each other, the battle is fierce and charged with desire. But when they discover a common enemy—the Prince of Thirst himself—they form a dangerous alliance that could either cost them their eternal lives, or spark a love more powerful than heaven or hell.

Is this awesome or what? I have no words for much I love this book. And Japheth. I had an excellent time with him.

You can check out the first couple of chapters for free at my website. You can add it to your shelf on Goodreads.

And to celebrate, I'm running a Goodreads giveaway. Of course you want one, right? So go check it out!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Redemption by Erica Hayes


by Erica Hayes

Giveaway ends March 03, 2013.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Fools For Luv blog hop giveaway winner

And the winner from my Valentine's Day Fool For Luv blog hop post, as chosen by Rafflecopter, is...

Julia Rain Wellman!!
Congrats, Julia, you've won a $25 Amazon gift card, to spend on the juicy things of your choice. Mmm...

Thanks so much to everyone for playing, and I hope you had a perfect Valentine's Day with your loved ones. Smooches and roses all round!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Why betas are better...

Today is my day at the Fools For Luv Valentine's Day event! So come and chat about why beta heroes (and villains!) might be better. Loki, people. Ianto Jones. The Doctor. Need I say more?

You can win cool stuff. It's fun! And, y'know. Valentine-y.

Also, don't forget the fun blog hop, where you can win even more cool stuff from a bunch of amazing authors.

Lastly: cheap books! My sci-fi book DRAGONFLY (with a totally sexy beta hero, if I may say so myself) is on sale right now!! for the awesome discounted price of AU$1.99.

Spaceships! Rayguns! Interstellar mayhem! Check it out!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

The SFR Brigade Presents...

The Science Fiction Romance Brigade presents... 

...a collection of cool SFR snippets! Check out some favourite or new-to-you authors!

Here's mine, from my sci-fi adventure DRAGONFLY. Carrie is a secret agent, and she's finally insinuated herself onto the spaceship of the criminal she's hunting. But it isn't working out quite like she'd planned...

He hopped down the steps and planted himself on the worktable before me, shoving aside a half-built gammaspace commlink and a bunch of colored wire. “Welcome to Ladrona,” he said, but he didn’t sound pleased to have me here. “Now give me my chip.”

Ladrona. Lady thief. It figured.

I crossed one leg over the other—here, have another eyeful—and folded my arms. “I don’t think so.”

Challenge glinted in his eyes. “I could search you for it.”

I couldn’t help glancing at his fingers. Remnants of desire lingered in my hot skin and skipping pulse, and my guts tightened. I flashed him a glare, daring him. “Not without that pistol.”

He watched me, dark because he knew I was right. “So what, will you just sit there?”

“Only for as long as it takes. I want in.”

He laughed, pleasant and melodic. It made me remember kissing him, the way he’d tasted, how he’d made me ache for him.

Anger boiled, and I glared at him. I should never have let him get away with that. “What’s so funny?”

Señorita, you have no idea what you’re asking.”

Friday, February 1, 2013

Fools for Luv blog hop and giveaway
Welcome to the Fools for Luv Valentine's giveaway hop!

Hosted by Steph at Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust

and Dana at Readaholics Anonymous.

Valentine's Day. 

A day to celebrate romance! As if we needed an excuse for that, right?

Some people don't like Valentine's Day. They think it's just an unsubtle, over-commercialised grab for our cash, an invented imperative for us to spend money on stuff that doesn't mean anything. If we don't buy flowers and cards and chocolates and fancy dinners out, we're bad boyfriends or girlfriends or spouses.

And... yeah. Maybe there's a bit of that in it.

But you know what? Bring it on. Because Valentine's Day is made for people who don't know how to say 'I love you'.

It's for the shy kid, who on any other day of the year is too mortified to give that sexy, popular, out-of-their-league girl or guy flowers. Valentine's Day gives them courage.

It's for the one who's too embarrassed or bruised or broken inside to make a fuss of their special person. Valentine's Day gives them strength.

Or it's for the unassuming spouse who's just there, day after day, looking after their family, and lacks a bit of romance in their life. It gives him or her an excuse to say, hey, let's go somewhere special just for us.

So sure, it's commercialised and twee. But if Valentine's Day is the excuse you need? Grab it with both hands. Because sometimes, we all need a little help.

Now for the giveaway!  
Open worldwide, all ages, so long as your email address can receive the prize.
Rafflecopter, do your magic tricks...

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Here's the list of blog links for the hop. Go clicky. You could win some cool prizes. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Revelation blog tour madness

I'm kicking off a blog tour today, in celebration of REVELATION and my Seven Signs series. Because it's cool, and not enough zillions of people in the world have read it yet. Does that include you? Shame on you. Now's your chance to redeem yourself...

Behold: the Revelation blog tour!

Cool, eh? I'm kicking off today with an interview at Books and Other Spells. Check it out!

You can join my Facebook event for updates.Or, visit my book tour post at Bewitching Book Tours.

And of course there are cool giveaways. For everyone who comments on the tour, you might win one of:

A $25 bookstore gift card.
Who doesn't want one of those? It sings. It dances. It shovels snow.

A signed set of my Shadowfae series in paperback.
4 books of hot supernatural mayhem.
If you like fairies, vampires, banshees, shapeshifters, homicidal threesomes and hot dirty sex, you totally want this. I promise you.

2 copies of my Kindle vampire short story Hunter's Blood.
See above on vampires and dirty sex, with an mad alpha hero and a kick-butt heroine.
It's a hot quickie romance. You can read it in your lunch break. Perfect.

So keep an eye out for my posts -- and for me yelling about it on the interwebs -- and click on over to be in it. Here's the next few stops:

Jan 24 ~ Books & Beauty
... and more dates after that!

Presented by Bewitching Book Tours. And like I said, you can join my Facebook event to get the daily links. Thanks!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Hellcursed is on Nook!

My little Shadowfae prequel, Hellcursed, has finally made it to Nook -- for free!

Yay! Now she's free at B&N, iBooks and Kobo. Go forth and download!

Also at Amazon for the tiny price of $0.99! Or 77p! Or some other weird yet miniscule price, if you live elsewhere!

(Sorry. Not my choice. If I could put it up on Amazon for free and keep the other formats, I would. It might get there. In the meantime, if you'd like a free .mobi copy, it's here at Smashwords.)

Thursday, January 3, 2013

UK release day for Revelation

Today is REVELATION's UK release day!! I'm excited :D Here's the lowdown:

A fallen angel with a mission and a medical examiner who’s lost her faith are fighting for their souls in a glittering, near-future Manhattan…

Blind faith is for fools. That’s what Dr. Morgan Sterling believes. And she’s going to prove it by curing the zombie plague ravaging her city’s slums. She’s certain it’s not a sign of the End of Days, but a nasty disease—until an angel appears in her morgue in a flash of glory.

Luniel is not just a fallen angel. He’s a powerful warrior sworn to fight evil in hopes of a chance at redemption. He’s after the demon princes who are stealing the seven vials of holy wrath which, when perverted, will unleash eternal hell on earth.

To stop the plague, Luniel needs Morgan’s help, and her faith. But Morgan believes science is their salvation. If the zombie plague is a demonic curse—and if Luniel is true—he’ll have to prove it. Even if he loses his heart to true love or his soul to Hell…

Awesome, huh? REVELATION is the first book in my Seven Signs series, apocalyptic paranormal romance. Fallen angels, demons, plagues of unholy wrath, loads of action and hot romance. Oyy!

And for the record? I am so in love with this crazy cover. What's not to adore about this guy?

You can buy REVELATION in the UK from Amazon UK and Book Depository UK. And the first chapter is on my website.

To celebrate, here’s an exclusive excerpt! Special, new, never-before seen! … well, except in the book. You know what I mean.

Just for something different, let's meet one of the nastier characters: the archangel Michael, whose job it is to stop demons hijacking the Apocalypse and twisting the Seven Signs to their own evil ends. But Michael has his own agenda, as our hero and heroine will soon discover…

Michael lounged on the soft black couch and watched his angels vanish, his feathers twitching.

Fucking demon scum. This story better not be true.

Rage flashed his ice-blue wings bright, and he grabbed his phone and hurled it at the window, glass splintering in flame. He’d slaughtered so many demons, his dreams were hip deep in blood, drenched in ragged screams. And it never. Ever. Stopped.

How many times had he throttled evil down to hell? And how many times had he watched it rise again?

It was enough to fucking tire you out. And after five thousand years, Michael was over it. Let the bloody world end, for all he cared. At least he’d get some rest.

Briefly, he debated calling Gabe and washing his hands of the whole mess. You’re the Annunciator, big brother. Go fucking announce this, and let’s get it over with.

But doubt nagged, and he tugged his ice-blond hair into a thoughtful handful. He’d always told Gabriel that keeping those vials was a goddamn stupid idea. If the demon princes really were hijacking the Apocalypse—twisting Himself’s wrath to their own ends—someone better call the Kid and have him resurrect St. John of Patmos, because there’d be some serious rewriting to do. Funhouse mirror Revelation. Not a pretty sight. Their eventual goal? To pervert the prophecy, of course. Satan’s victory at the End of Days. Hell, quite literally, on earth.

Well, screw that for a shitty idea. Michael had tangled with too many demons in his time to think he’d get off lightly if the hellmunchers won. He’d be first on Satan’s buttfuck-with-a-pitchfork list if the stinky little weasel ever broke out of prison and stayed out.

No, letting the demons have it all their own way would never do. And besides, in the good version, Michael got to hack Satan’s guts out at the end. After a few plagues, and so forth, but that was immaterial. The monkeys got the trouble, Michael got the glory.

And Michael had always craved glory.

Still, that didn’t mean a deal couldn’t be done to smooth things over for both sides. That was what he’d invented the Tainted Host for. Damning disobedient warrior angels was a waste of good talent. So the Tainted were neither damned nor saved—he just took their souls off them for a while, as incentive. They were no longer bound by heaven’s rules, and there was the added bonus of plausible deniability if they fucked up.

But Dashiel and his Tainted gang remained frustratingly honorable. Even Japheth had turned into a rebellious little snot lately. Still, the Tainted weren’t Michael’s only tools . . .