Monday, March 31, 2014

Series Spotlight & Giveaway: Spiritual Discord Series by Brandy Nacole

Broken Faith
Spiritual Discord
Book 1
Brandy Nacole

Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal/Paranormal Romance
Date of Publication: April 1, 2013
Number of pages: 242
Cover Artist:

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Book Description:
“This was it. The moment Heaven and Hell would clash. But which unearthly being would win, the fallen angel or Hell’s hounds?
Overtaken by fear, I close my eyes.”
Kayson is a Fallen Angel who has spent decades running from the Hell Hounds while searching for something that no one else believes can be so, not even God. Kayson is determined to find a Blood Child. But when a hound finds Kayson first, he is sure his end has come.
Falon, Alpha of the Hell Hounds, destroyer of the blood children, and devoted believer in his master’s plan, is bound and determined to drag Kayson back to Hell with him.
Sabrina is a Vampire, a half-breed created from one of Lucifer’s original blood children. After years of hiding, Sabrina’s fate changes when she finds Kayson barely alive. Against her instincts, Sabrina saves him. Now she and Kayson are both marked by the Hell Hounds.
Emma is an ordinary human, whose only problem is making ends meet, and getting over the hurt caused by her untrustworthy brother. Her everyday problems become supernatural ones when she finds Kayson and Sabrina hiding in her parent’s backyard shed.
Kayson, Sabrina and Emma are unlikely allies, thrown together by chance to fight against the most powerful creatures of the underworld in order to follow their world-changing quest. But will the broken faith of one break the faith of all?

Raging Storm
Spiritual Discord
Book 2
Brandy Nacole

Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal/Paranormal Romance
Word Count: 81,000
Cover Artist:  CCRBookCoverDesigns

Book Description:
After Kayson fell from heaven, his life got complicated.  His greatest enemies, the hell hounds, thrived on Earth and hunted not only the fallen but the blood children created by their Master.  After being chased and confronted by one of those very creatures, Kayson’s life becomes even more complicated.  He never expected to be rescued by a vampire named Sabrina.  He also never expected to become her protector after she falls prey to a hell hound’s deadly bite.
Falon, head of the hell hounds, has been desperately trying to hunt down Kayson and Sabrina but with the rain steadily falling—due to interference by the lower-realm Angels, also known as the assemblies—Falon grows irritated.  His only option is to threaten those that may know where the fallen can be found.
With the threat of the hounds finding Kayson and the other fallen, Kayson is running out of time.  Stille, once a respected Warrior in the assemblies, is pushing Kayson to leave an unconscious Sabrina behind.  After all Sabrina has done for him, Kayson refuses to abandon her.  But will his decision leave his friends vulnerable to attack?
Sabrina is conscious enough to sense the struggles that Kayson is facing.  If he knew the torture she’s been going through, she knows he would suffer even more.  Sabrina silently fights the darkness that is seeping into her dreams, while struggling to stay strong for Kayson.  But when the pain becomes too much, Sabrina has to make a choice that may cost not only her life, but the lives of others as well.

About the Author:

Brandy Nacole resides in Arkansas where her imagination runs wild. Her obsession is reading but her passion is writing. She put her dream of becoming a writer on the back burner and went to college to become a psychologist. Three years after endless classes in a field she only felt half satisfied with, Brandy picked up her pen once again and wrote the outline to Uniquely Unwelcome. She finished out her degree in psychology, but traded her dream of writing for the degree and put psychology on the back burner. Whenever she's not reading or writing, Brandy is spending time with her family and friends, throwing around crazy ideas, teaching , and singing like a rock star at a concert for no one else but herself. She loves plants, but unfortunately is a killer of anything that requires water but can't voice (scream) their needs.
She is the author of The Shadow World Series and The Spiritual Discord Series.

Author Contacts:
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Tour giveaway details:
1 ecopy of Uniquely Unwelcome by Brandy Nacole 
1 $10.00 Amazon GC
1 Swag Pack 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Book Spotlight & Giveaway: Jennifer Ainsley -The Final Demon War by Sidney Stone

Jennifer Ainsley
The Final Demon War
Sidney Stone

Genre: Urban Fantasy/Suspense/
Horror/New Adult
Date of Publication: December 2013
Number of pages: 308
Cover Artist: Pencilbox Studios

Book Description:
“Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword” - Matthew 10:34
Demons are preparing to launch the Final War to destroy humanity.
Can one young woman wielding the Sword of Jesus ensure our survival and redemption?
Will she lose both her love and her soul in the process?

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About the Author:

Sidney Stone is a hiker, deer whisperer and non-pretentious wine connoisseur. An addicted reviewer on Yelp, he is also creator of affordable housing (although technically he is homeless part-time), thinks The Replacements are the best band of the Eighties and loves to boost his LinkedIn count with people he doesn't know.He lives in both Northern and Southern California while constantly traveling to Orange County to visit his son, who can now beat his father at ping pong and chess rather easily (and is charmingly arrogant while doing it). A graduate of UC Irvine and Pepperdine University, Sidney wishes he chose at least one university to attend that had a college football team to root for.
The first scene Sidney thought of for Jennifer Ainsley: The Final Demon War included a rather large massacre (take that for what it is worth). However, inspired by the works of Stephen King, Dean Koontz and Clive Barker; the book's violence is offset by dark humor and deep human emotion just like in real life where Sidney's darkness is offset by creatively placed sarcasm and an overwrought romanticism. For example, while Jennifer Ainsley: The Final Demon War is a Fantasy-Horror novel, Sidney also still tears up at the end of both Field of Dreams and An Officer and a Gentleman.

Author Contacts

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Tour giveaway:
$25 Gift card- winner's choice of Starbucks or Amazon 
1 signed print copy open to US Shipping 
2 ebook copies

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Series Spotlight: The Dragon Shifters of Derkesthai Academy by Mackenzie Lucas

The Dragon Shifters of Derkesthai Academy
The Dragon Shifters of Derkesthai Academy series is a paranormal romance series with mystery and suspense elements where dragon shifters hunt a magickal hoard thief who threatens to bring down the entire dragon mage race.

The Dragon Shifters of Derkesthai Academy
Book #1
by Mackenzie Lucas

Release Date: December 2013

About the Book:
American-born heiress Cate Cooper never believed her sexy, stalwart English husband of two years, Grayson, could be a monster of epic proportions until he shifted into a fire-breathing dragon right in front of her eyes. After several near-miss encounters with the dragon who almost killed her, Cate trapped the beast in the attic using her own magickal skills as spell-caster and an enchanted chatelaine left to her by her grandparents. She agreed to give her husband one year in the magickal confines of their attic to battle the dragon within before she gives up on him for good. 
During the year Grayson Cooper has been trapped in his attic fighting for his life and his marriage, his best friend and legal partner, Michael James, seduces his wife and devises a plan to take over her fortune. If that’s not bad enough, clues in an intricate embezzlement scheme all point to Grayson, who, according to the world, disappeared without a trace the year before along with a million dollars. Only Grayson and Cate know the truth of where he’s been. 
In this paranormal romantic suspense novella, Grayson Cooper must embrace his dragon shifter heritage, clear his sullied name, and save the only woman he’s ever truly loved from a ruthless villain bent on destroying him and Cate as well as the whole dragon shifter race.

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The Dragon Shifters of Derkesthai Academy
Book #2
by Mackenzie Lucas

Release Date: January 15, 2014

About the Book:
This is a contemporary paranormal romance novella with mystery and suspense elements. This is the second story in the Derkesthai Dragon Mage Academy series. Derkesthai Academy is Hogwarts for dragon shifters. 
Noah Easton, a Special Forces dragon shifter, escapes the torture of a hoard thief bent on stealing dragon hoard stones and their elemental power from the mages who possess them, but the situation becomes personal when the hoard thief targets the woman he loves. He must return to his hometown of Mystic Springs to protect those he loves from a magickal threat he cannot identify before he loses everything. 
April is a modern day oracle. She reads tea leaves and just about anything else that can predict coming events. However, past abandonment issues make her resistant to reading her own signs. But when evil comes to Mystic Springs, April must face her biggest fears of abandonment and betrayal in order to save what’s most important to her. Only by studying the past and owning her future can she stop a magickal criminal who threatens to steal everything she’s ever loved and destroy the dragon mage who holds her heart.

The Dragon Shifters of Derkesthai Academy
Book #3
by Mackenzie Lucas

Coming Soon

Look for Until Death Do Us Part, the next story in The Dragon Shifters of Derkesthai Academy series, out later this year. In Until Death, David Pearson hunts the wounded hoard thief who is a dragon shifter herself and his ex-wife, whom he still loves. Iona LeFay only ever wanted the attention of the one man she’s always loved, her ex-husband David Pearson. Unfortunately, now he must kill her in order to stop the wheels of a huge conspiracy that could bring down the whole dragon shifter race.

About the Author:

Mackenzie Lucas is a lover of story in any form. She’s an avid reader of genre fiction, she writes contemporary and paranormal romance, and she listens to an eclectic mix of music that spans from pop/rock to country to gospel. She loves a good story whether it’s an erotic short, a full-length romance novel, or the narrative slice-of-life found in country music. In any story, emotional integrity and authenticity are most important to her as well as a big dose of romping hot sexual tension. She enjoys smart-mouthed, sexy heroines, hunky alpha heroes who know how to take care of their women, and plot twists that surprise her, but most of all, she just wants to experience a satisfying emotional arc of a character falling in love and finding what he or she needs most in life. 
Mac is a small-town country girl with a world-traveler’s soul. She grew up in the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania and she’s lived in Dublin, Ireland, in Long Island for a summer, and now resides in the Washington, D.C. area. She obtained her undergraduate degree in English Literature from Dickinson College and received her M.F.A. in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. She’s currently an author, writing coach, president of Washington Romance Writers, a mother, and a wife. Her latest contemporary romance, Essence, was published by Soul Mate Pulishing in January 2014. 
With Mackenzie Lucas--whether you’re reading her light paranormal romance or her small-town-based contemporary romance--you’ll always get a story about connectedness, community, and emotional authenticity, and, at its core, love. No, and it doesn’t hurt that all her heroes are panty-melting gorgeous alphas and all their sexy, sensually aware heroines know how to stand up to them, give no quarter, and love them just as they are.

Author Contacts:

GRAND PRIZE: $50 Amazon Gift Card
RUNNERS UP: 3 Runners Up receive a dragon T-Shirt XL size only

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Book Spotlight & Giveaway: Beyond the Veil by Pippa DaCosta

Beyond The Veil
The Veil Series
Book 1
Pippa DaCosta

Genre: Urban Fantasy
Date of Publication: 7th Feb 2014
Number of pages: 250
Cover Artist: Celairen Art | Amazon

Book Description:“They say I’m half demon, but I like to think of myself as half human, especially as the demons want me dead.”
Charlie Henderson is living a lie. Her real name is Muse and her attempt at a normal life is about to go up in smoke.
When a half-demon assassin walks into her life, leaving a trail of destruction in his wake, Muse must return to the one man she hoped never to see again and ask for help. The Prince of Greed isn’t known for his charity. The price is high, but the cost could tear her apart.
Trapped between the malevolent intentions of a Prince of Hell, an assassin with ulterior motives, and all of demon-kind, Muse must embrace the lure of chaos at her core; the demon inside her, in order to survive.
When your ex is the Prince of Greed, you'd better be ready to raise hell.

About the Author:

Born in Tonbridge, Kent in 1979, Pippa's family moved to the South West of England where she grew up amongst the dramatic moorland and sweeping coastlands of Devon & Cornwall. With a family history brimming with intrigue, complete with Gypsy angst on one side and Jewish survivors on another, she has the ability to draw from a patchwork of ancestry and use it as the inspiration for her writing. Happily married and the Mother of two little girls, she resides on the Devon & Cornwall border.

Author Contacts:
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Tour Giveaway:
3 paperback copies of  Beyond The Veil by Pippa DaCosta

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Book Spotlight & Giveaway: Blood of a Werewolf by T. Lynne Tolles

Blood of a Werewolf
The Blood Series
Book #1
by T. Lynne Tolles

Publisher: Troll Publishing; 2 edition
Publication Date: February 9, 2014
Print Length: 228 pages

About the Book: Darby O’Rielly may look like a shy, quiet bookstore owner who waits up at night to make sure her fun loving little sister Rowan makes it home. But that would be a bad assumption if you intend to threaten her family and loved ones. If the deadly magic this witch possesses is unleashed, the whole neighborhood better watch out.
When two handsome brothers move next door, love blooms. Devon and Blake aren’t just hot, they’re vampires hunted by a man with unlimited wealth and vengeance.
With these two atypical couples together, mayhem ensues. Darby is forced to use her new-found magic when hunters snatch Rowan to lure the brothers to their demise. A wreckless decision by the enemy transforms Rowan into a werewolf, throwing her new love Blake into a downward spiral. Werewolf terrors from childhood paralyze his judgment and send him packing, leading Rowan into the arms of a wolf named Dean who helps ease her into the new life she’s forced to embrace.
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About the Author:

T. Lynne Tolles can be found most days, juggling one of two cat muses and a laptop, tripping over an ancient Newfoundland dog and washing a never-ending pile of laundry. When life doesn’t get in the way, she writes paranormal romances for new adults. Her passion for witches, ghosts, and vampires together with a light-hearted wit are reflected in her loveable characters and the adventures of mystery they unravel to find their happily ever after.

Author Contacts: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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(5) Runners up – Good Witch/Bad Witch Earrings, Bookmark with charms, Purse Adornment with
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Monday, March 24, 2014

Boxed Set Spotlight: Masters of Seduction Series, Wright, Adrian, Grant, Ivy

Boxed Set
Authors:  Lara Adrian, Donna Grant, 
Laura Wright and Alexandra Ivy

Publication Date:  July 14, 2014
Format: Trade Paperback and eBook (all formats)

The Masters of Seduction collection releases July 14, 2014 in eBook (all formats) and trade paperback. Pre-order now in ebook for just 99 cents!

Summer 2014 is going to sizzle with the launch of a sexy new series from four of the hottest authors in paranormal romance! 

Merciless: House of Gravori ~ by Lara Adrian 
Soulless: House of Romerac ~ by Donna Grant 
Shameless: House of Vipera ~ by Laura Wright 
Ruthless: House of Xanthe ~ by Alexandra Ivy 

In the realm of the Incubi Masters, pleasure is to die for and love is the deadliest game of all . . .

Surrender to sinful pleasures and forbidden passions with Masters of Seduction, the sizzling new paranormal romance novella series from New York Times and internationally bestselling authors Lara Adrian, Donna Grant, Laura Wright and Alexandra Ivy.

This all-new, never-before-published boxed set contains the first four novellas in the Masters of Seduction series. Each book in the collection is approximately 20-25,000 words.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Book Spotlight: Hidden Senses Trilogy by Jacqueline Paige

Inner Reflections
Hidden Senses Trilogy
Book 3
Jacqueline Paige

Publisher: Class Act Books
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense

Book Description:
Detective Alec McGowan is dedicated to serving justice and will crush all that stand in her way. Long used to burying her passions after tragedy and heartbreak taught her that loving someone is dangerous, she expresses them the only way she knows how.  Passion for her job has landed her on a hit list, and rather than fearing death she is annoyed and more determined to find them before they find her.
Ian MacTavish is a loner and finds it easier to stay that way. The constant barrage of other people’s thoughts is exhausting, and relationships are even more troublesome for someone with his “talent”.  Using his skill has brought him considerable financial reward, and allowed him to stay uninvolved and unencumbered. When a night of harmless mind surfing leads him further into a twisted plot of chaos and murder, his appearance at the police station surprises him most of all.


Dream Visions
Hidden Senses Trilogy
Book 2

Jacqueline Paige

Publisher: Class Act Books 
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense

Book Description:
Felicity has spent her life alone, moving from one place to another hiding a part of her no one has ever been able to accept, not even her own family.
For as long as she can remember she’s had dreams that lead her to a person that’s somehow connected with her.  There are no answers or cures only misery for her when she can’t get anyone to believe her.
When a child reaches out to her, frightened and in the hands of strangers she forgets the reasons why she shouldn’t tell anyone and goes to the police.  She finds herself sent for a court ordered psychiatric evaluation.
It’s not the first time, it won’t be the last.  She packs up once again, ready to move as soon as she’s done with another so called doctor.  From the moment she steps into the office everything changes and she finds nothing she expected.
Can the child be found before it’s too late or is she facing heartache again?


Mystic Perceptions
Hidden Senses Trilogy
Book One
Jacqueline Paige

Publisher: Class Act Books
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense


Book Description:

Does she risk everything again?

Jacinda Brown keeps to her safe existence doing investigative research, avoiding people and places with people. To most, it appears she has a normal life; blending completely undetected in her lonely continuation.
She doesn’t investigate people; she can’t get that close. Through her hand she can feel emotions, thoughts. With a touch she can see what has been.
Unfortunately fate tosses her into a situation where her carefully guarded secret and her own conscience are at war when she finds herself working with detectives to find a killer.  Jacinda clashes with the very strongly grounded detective, Reid Merritt, destiny has forced her to work with.
At some point he begins to matter, making her decision harder. Will he look at her with abhorrence, like she’s some sort of freak when she’s through?
What will be the price, this time, for the ability she doesn’t want?


About the Author:

Paige lives in Ontario in a small town that’s part of the popular Georgian Triangle area.  No one has ever heard of Stayner, so she usually tells people she lives “near Collingwood” and no, she doesn’t ski at Blue Mountain or at all, in fact she’s not even fond of snow.
She began her writing career in 2006 and since her first published works in 2009 she hasn’t stopped.  Jacqueline describes her writing as “all things paranormal”, which she has proven is her niche with stories of witches, ghosts, physics and shifters now on the shelves.
When Jacqueline isn’t working at her ‘reality job’ or lost in her writing she spends time with her five children, most of whom are finally able to look after her instead of the other way around.  Together they do random road trips, that usually end up with them lost,  shopping trips where they push every button in the toy aisle, hiking when there’s enough time to escape and bizarre things like creating new daring recipes in the kitchen. She’s a grandmother to four (so far) and looks forward to corrupting many more in the years to come.

Author Contacts

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Book Spotlight & Giveaway: Wolf's Strength by Ambrielle Kirk

Wolf’s Strength
Caedmon Wolves, #5
 by Ambrielle Kirk

About the Book:

Tension grows between old rivals.

Cold-blooded murder sparks a feud between rivals that could lead to the deadliest civil war in Pack history. Alpha Devin Caedmon and his council are forced to risk all that is precious to protect their bloodline. Tristan Arnou, Caedmon’s rival, isn’t the only force trying to tear down the unity holding them together. The source of the threats must be eliminated before their entire race is destroyed.

Forbidden love burns like a wildfire.

There is one woman who Blake DeLuca loves more than anything else. Naomi Valentine. Despite the escalating battle and power struggles between their respective packs, the erotic fire between these two lovers has yet to be extinguished. Naomi’s heart belongs to Blake, but her allegiance lies with Arnou. She’s left with two choices: Assume her duty or accept Blake’s eternal bond?

In Wolf’s Strength, secrets are exposed and memories that should have been buried have resurfaced. The game of deception is a deadly one. There can be no peace until the bloodshed ends.

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About the Author:

Multi-published author Ambrielle Kirk writes erotic, paranormal romance, and urban fantasy. Ambrielle lives in Atlanta, GA where she works in the accounting and finance industry. She holds a Master's Degree in Accounting. Since graduation she's worked in the public and private accounting sectors. She is the wife of a loving husband, and the mother of a beautiful girl. She works and writes full-time.  A bestselling author in several sub-genres at ARe and Amazon, she has also earned a 2012 Swirl Award in the paranormal category. She's a PAN member of RWA, FF&P special interest chapter of RWA, and co-founder and treasurer of Cultural, Interracial, and Multicultural special interest chapter of RWA. Ambrielle Kirk is also an admin at the blog, IRMC Books.

Author Contacts:

GRAND PRIZE:  $25 egiftcard to Amazon, B&N, or ARe
RUNNERS-UP:  2 runners up get to select an eBook title from Ambrielle's backlist

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Series Spotlight & Giveaway: Storm Bound by Dani Harper

Grim Series, Book 2
by Dani Harper

Published by: Montlake Romance
Publication Date:  March 28, 2014

About the Book:
Kidnapped on his wedding day in the twelfth century and forced into a thousand years of servitude by a cold-hearted faery princess, rugged blacksmith Aidan dreams of nothing but revenge on his captor. Then the spell of a beautiful witch awakens him to the modern world—and a passionate desire. But to build a future, he must first confront his past…
 Modern witch and magic-shop owner Brooke doesn’t think her life is missing anything, until a wayward enchantment lands a brooding medieval blacksmith in her spell room—and in her arms. Yet even after their passion proves to be truly magical, Aidan’s first commitment is to vengeance. Now Brooke must team up with friends and ancient warriors alike—and push her own powers to their limits—to save her love from the wrath of an evil fae.

Grimm Series, Book 1
by Dani Harper

Publisher: Montlake Romance
Publication Date:  August 6, 2013

From the best-selling author of Changeling Moon, this stirring novel of passion and magic launches an addictive new series for fans of paranormal romance.

About the Book:
Enslaved for millennia by the masters of the Welsh faery realm, the fierce Celtic warrior Rhys is doomed to wander the earth forever. But when a brave beauty unwittingly breaks the enchantment, he is drawn into a strange new world…and an all-consuming desire.

Sensible Morgan doesn’t believe in magic—until a mysterious being saves her from a fate worse than death, and life as she knows it changes forever. Now the man of her dreams has become flesh and blood, igniting a spark in Morgan’s soul which science cannot explain. But even a love that transcends time may not be strong enough to withstand the power of an ancient curse.

About the Author:

Dani Harper is a former newspaper editor whose passion for all things supernatural led her to a second career writing paranormal fiction. A longtime resident of the Canadian north and southeastern Alaska, Dani recently ventured south with her husband to rural Washington to be closer to their grown children. She is the author of Changeling Moon, Changeling Dream, and Changeling Dawn, as well as First Bite, a Dark Wolf Story, and Storm Warrior, the first book in the Grim Series.

Author Contacts: 

TOUR GIVEAWAY(Contest open to US/Canada/UK)
GRAND PRIZE:  A signed paperback copy of STORM BOUND, an MP3-CD of STORM WARRIOR, a set of the LLEWELLYN TAROT cards, a Celtic-style blank journal, a Celtic symbol pendant (pewter), a pewter magnet of a “black dog” (mastiff), plus a Dani Harper tote bag and swag.
RUNNERS UP:  10 runners up – Reader’s choice of a Kindle ebook from Dani’s backlist (Changeling Moon, Changeling Dream, Changeling Dawn, First Bite or Storm Warrior) Note – if you do not own a Kindle, Amazon provides a free app for your computer, iPad, or smartphone so you will be able to read this ebook.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Author Interview& Giveaway: Dead Awakenings by Rebekah R. Ganiere

Dead Awakenings
Rebekah R. Ganiere

Genre: Urban Fantasy Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Etopia Press
Date of Publication: 1/3/2014
Number of pages: 269

Book Trailer

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Book Description:
Evaine, a struggling New York theater student, enters an unsanctioned drug trial in an effort to pay bills.  She awakens in a derelict hospital, chained to a bed with no memory of who she is, or how she got there.  A band of pale skinned men, led by the gorgeous Luca, burst in, whisking her away to safety.
Once at Haven House, Evaine is introduced to The Family. Like them, she has become A Deader, a reanimated Undead.
Luca is hell-bent on stopping the experimentations, and killing those responsible. He has no time for a Newborn who is struggling to control her rages, hunger, and powers. Nor does he have the desire to deal with the feelings she's awakening within him.
Despite their best efforts, Evaine and Luca find their connection intensifying when suddenly, she remembers not only who she is, but also her fiancé, Tristan; who is still looking for her.
Torn between her first love and her new heart’s desire, Evaine runs back to Tristan putting everyone in danger. When a rogue faction of Deaders, called Feeders, attempts to kidnap her, Luca suspects Evaine is the key to the experiments.
Can everyone band together to keep Evaine off the cutting table of those she escaped from? Or will second death tear her away from everyone, for good?

Paranormal Romance Fans for Life would like to extend a warm welcome to Rebekah Ganiere, author of Dead Awakenings.  
Rebekah, first please tell us where you are from and where/who did your love for writing come from? 
I'm from a lot of places. I was born in Los Angeles where my Dad was getting his Doctorate at USC. My parents then moved to Washington D.C. while my dad worked at the White House. We moved to Connecticut, back to Virginia and eventually to Idaho. Right now I live just north of Los Angeles.

Can you say that your journey to publication was difficult? If so, what were the hardest moments to get through? 
Yes and no. It was difficult in the beginning until I learned a bit about the industry and how it really works. Then I decided to go with a small publisher and it got easy from there. The hardest moments are the rejections without a reason. I'm big on, tell me what's wrong so I can fix it. But no feedback it hard because then I don't know what to fix.
How do you overcome i-suck-it is, that little voice in your head that tells you your writing isn’t good enough? 
I have a writer friend who kicks me in the butt and tells me to get over it J And a loving family who believes in me.
What is your dream vacation? 
That's hard because part of me would love to go to a Sandals resort and be massaged and fed for two weeks without a care in the world. The other part wants to go to Europe, England, Ireland and Scotland and see everything until I drop from exhaustion!
Describe your writing style in five words. 
Idea - Characters - Story Idea - Pantzer
What movies are you currently excited to see? 
Anything with Tom Hiddleston! Captain America Winter Soldier, X-men Future Past, I-Frankenstein, I'd say Hobbit part 3, but I wasn't impressed with part 2. And I guess Mocking Jay.
What are you currently reading? 
A bunch of manuscripts by my critique partners.
If you weren’t a writer, what other careers would you pursue? 
I used to be a graphic designer. I liked that. But mostly I'm a mom and happy to be one.
If you could create a holiday of your own, what would it be called? 
Another Halloween. ROFL! I think it's sad that I only get to dress the way I REALLY want to, one night out of the year.
For people who haven’t read your novel, how would you summarize the plot? 
A struggling theater student enters an unsanctioned drug trial in an effort to pay bills and wakes up with no memory of who she is or where she is, to find she become a Deader. She is rescued by a group of Deaders like her and taken to the safety of Haven House. There she learns who she really is and the powers she now possesses as a reanimated undead, all the while dealing with rages, hungers and lusts she cannot control. While there she forms a connection with Luca, a gorgeous Deader who wants nothing to do with her. But as their connection deepens she suddenly remembers who she is and her human fiancé Tristan, who is still actively looking for her. Torn between the two men she loves, Evaine must decide between her old life and her new life. All the while, those who experimented on her are still searching for her and will stop at nothing to get her back.
What are two of your pet-peeves? 
People who don't have the guts to say something to your face, but will say it behind your back. People who dish it but can't take it.
To you, what makes a good story? 
Believable characters. When I character is believable, what they do is believable. When that happens, if you’ve created a good character, you'll get a good story when you throw them into a new situation.
What usually turns you off about a story? 
Slow. If a story starts off slow I put it down. It has to grab me right away. Also feeling like an author put something into a story just to hit a new trend. The token BDSM, the token gay friend. If that's what you're writing. Write it! But don't write it to try and hit a market you aren't aiming for.
If you could collaborate with any author, who would you choose, and why? 
I don't know that I would. I'm not a real good collaborator. I'm too controling. Though I do have a great Critique partner that I said we should work together on something because she fills in my gaps J
What is on your night stand? 
My 40 gallon aquarium with my two baby Leopard Tortoises, Hulk and Loki. Also my Teavana mug and about 1000 supplements.

What is your favorite book?
I don't have one favorite. I tried to narrow it down and I just can't.
Thank you so much for joining us today, Rebekah. We really enjoyed the insights. Good luck with Dead Awakenings. 

About the Author:
Rebekah grew up on both the east and west coasts and currently lives in the Los Angeles area. From the Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein to The Stand by Stephen King, Rebekah immersed herself in other people's made up worlds. She began writing in junior high and then found she liked pretending to be other people's characters in high school. Lettering in drama she went on to study theater in college as well. After college she continued acting till becoming a mom. Ultimately, she ended up going back to writing her characters down instead of acting them out, so she could stay at home with her kids.

Rebekah is a member of Romance Writers of America and is a board member of both the Fantasy, Futuristic, & Paranormal and her local Los Angeles chapters.  When she isn't spending time telling the lives of the characters constantly chattering inside her head, you can find her with her husband and four children; reading comic books, gaming, at the movies or taking care of the menagerie of pets. A dog, a rabbit, two bearded dragons, and three tortoises. Wonder woman, the escaped snake, has yet to be located.

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