Sunday, May 25, 2014

Review - The Matriarch by Kevin Ransom

Glenville Normal School - 1919
Sarah Louisa "Sis" Linn, class of 1877, is brutally murdered in her home on the school's campus. No motive or murderer is found. 

Glenville State College - 2013
Nearly 100 years has passed since Sis Linn's unsolved murder. The school's name has changed, and the story of her death and tales of her apparition have become fodder for frightening incoming freshmen. But a century is merely a moment for a spirit - and less than a blink of an eye for even more sinister entities that endure beyond the grave. Student Janiss Connelly will soon learn that not only are some ghost stories true, but that there are greater things to fear in life - and in death - than ghosts.



This is one damn spooky book.


To say anything about this book would be revealing too many plot points, but let me make a few things clear. 


First, I'm not a big fan of vampire stories because for me that old saw had long lost its teeth. Too many authors simply write the same thing over and over. Or so I thought until I read this book. Mr. Ransom has spun his own unique version of these toothy beings, and he's created creatures who are both believable and who fit perfectly into this modern world. 


Second, you are taken further into the story from the vampire's perspective. You see their side of immortal living, from the pain suffered when they are hurt, to the comforting unconsciousness of lying skin-to-dirt in a grave. 


Third, there are good vampires, and there are bad vampires, and sometimes they fight each other because of what they are, and because of what they believe in. Some are ruthless, portrayed as soulless like their movie counterparts, but others are struggling to cope day to day with their existence.


I bought this book on recommendation, and I'm delighted with what I discovered. Get your own copy. And when you do, throw away any previous beliefs you had about these undead beings, and enjoy!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Re-released! LA PETITE MORT, an Erotic Menage Romance by Carolyn Gregg


Re-released!

La Petite Mort
Erotic Menage, Contemporary Romance
by Linda Mooney, Writing as Carolyn Gregg
ISBN 978-1-941321-11-9
Word Count:  10,118
1.99

Bria had just one wish, one desperate desire, and the only place she would be able to have it come true would be at the annual Midnight Fantasies Masquerade Ball. It would be interesting to see if the hosts truly granted everyone’s wildest fantasies, as they promised, or if it was just meaningless hype. After all, how many women attending were wanting to die at the automated "hand" of a sex machine?


Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Mystery of Blueberries

Someone explain to me why blueberries are blue on the outside...


Purple when you mash them....


But when you peel them, they're green?


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Monday, May 19, 2014

Re-released! 36 EXPOSURES, a Sensuously Erotic Urban Fantasy Romance


Re-released!

36 EXPOSURES
Sensuous Erotic Urban Fantasy Romance
Music And Press
ISBN 978-1-60435-491-1
Word Count:  11K
1.99

What if you could take a picture of your true soulmate before you ever met her?

It was an innocent roll of film she found on the street. But when Jolee Wiley had it developed, hoping she might be able to find its owner from the pictures on it, she came face-to-face with a shocking impossibility.

Mike Owensby is an Archivist. A Dreams Keeper. The roll of film belongs to him. And the woman who found it may be the lover he has been seeking all his life.

Warning! Contains hot photos, an even hotter photographer, and the hottest night she'll never forget.

Click here for excerpt and buy links.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Live From the Romantic Times Convention in New Orleans! Ana Blaze, Aria Kane, and Constance Phillips Will Be My Guest Authors Tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio

Live from the Romantic Times Convention in New Orleans! Ana Blaze, Aria Kane, and Constance Phillips will be my guest authors tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio. Come listen to them read from their joint paranormal, magical anthology, One Lucky Night.

(You might even hear about zombies and fairies.)

Show time is 11 pm et/ 10 pm ct

 



 


Friday, May 16, 2014

Live From the Romantic Times Convention in New Orleans! Liz Schulte is my Guest Author Tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio

Live from the Romantic Times Convention in New Orleans! Liz Schulte is my guest author tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio. Come listen as she reads an excerpt from her paranormal, witchy romance, Easy Bake Coven, Book 1 of the Easy Bake Coven series.

Show time is 11 pm et/ 10 pm ct
Spells are optional.



Thursday, May 15, 2014

Live From the Romantic Times Convention in New Orleans! Linnea Sinclair will be my Guest Author Tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio

Live from the Romantic Times Convention in New Orleans! Linnea Sinclair will be my guest author tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio.  Come listen as she reads from her sci-fi romance, The Down Home Zombie Blues.

Show time is 11 pm et/ 10 pm ct
Ray guns are optional.


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Live From the Romantic Times Convention in New Orleans! Amanda Arista will be my Guest Author Tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio!

 Live from the Romantic Times Convention in New Orleans! Tonight, Amanda Arista will be my guest author on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio. Come listen as she reads an excerpt from her paranormal romance, Diaries of an Urban Panther, from Avon Impulse.

Show time is 11 pm et / 10 pm ct



Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Live From the Romantic Times Convention in New Orleans! Nico Rosso and Zoe Archer will be my Guest Authors Tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio!

Live from the Romantic Times Convention in New Orleans! Husband and wife team Nico Rosso and Zoe Archer will be my guest authors tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio! Come listen as Nico reads an excerpt from his paranormal romance, Slam Dance With the Devil, Book 2 of his Demon Rock series.

Show time is 11 pm et/ 10 pm ct





Monday, May 12, 2014

Live From the Romantic Times Convention in New Orleans! Maureen Betita will be my Guest Author Tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio!

Live from the Romantic Times Convention in New Orleans! Maureen Betita will be my guest author tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio. Come listen as she reads an excerpt from her sci-fi/fantasy/piratepunk romance novel, A Caribbean Spell, Book 1 of the Forever a Pirate series.

Show time is 11 pm et/ 10 pm ct