Traitors’ Gate book tour dates

The prequel to my Battle of the Undead series will be out soon – my publishers, Evernight Teen have arranged a virtual book tour to celebrate the release.

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Tour dates:

2/29 Young Adult & Teen Reads
2/29 Darkest Cravings
3/1 Get Cozy
3/2 The Book Pub
3/3 Seeing Stars
3/4 Fantasy Pages
3/5 All Book Finds
3/6 Nics Book Nook
3/7 Nikki Noffsinger 

Interview with Anne Hope

Anne Hope webTell us about your publishing journey…

I’ve been a storyteller my whole life, but I only started writing with the intent of publication about fifteen years ago. In 2001, my book Where Dreams Are Made—then entitled Finding Home— placed in RWA’s Golden Heart Contest.

Unfortunately for me, that was around the time chick lit exploded onto the scene. Everyone was looking for light-hearted, humorous books, while I was pedaling a dark, deeply emotional story. Not only was the market not receptive to my type of book, but I’d also just given birth to my son, so writing took a back seat to motherhood. Then two years later my daughter was born, and I had to delay my dream of publication a little longer.

In 2007, when my kids started going to school full-time, I decided to brush off my keyboard and revise my Golden Heart finalist and start submitting again. The market had done a complete one-eighty, and dark stories were popular again, so I figured I had nothing to lose. I was right. Two weeks after submitting the manuscript to Samhain, I got an offer.

To date, I’ve published a total of six books with Samhain, two romantic suspense novels (Where Dreams Are Made and Broken Angels) and my paranormal Dark Souls series (Soul Bound, Soul Deep, Soul Thief and Soul Chase). I’ve also self-published a humorous paranormal novella, The Seduction of Evelyn Hyde, on Amazon.

What do you love about being an author?

The perfect answer to this question is a conversation I had with my husband once.

Him: “Today was rough. I spent the day fixing things that were damaged by the windstorm.”

Me: “Really? Today, I survived a helicopter crash, got chased by some really nasty bad guys, and ended up making a truck explode.”

Him: “I want your job.”

 If you could have dinner with any literary character, who would it be and what would you eat?SoulDeep300

Mr. Darcy. We’d have barbequed ribs. It would be fun to see such a dignified character eat with his hands, right before he becomes dessert!

 If your books were to be made into a movie, who would you cast as the leads?

Jace: Jensen Ackles, definitely! Jace reminds me a lot of Dean from Supernatural. He gives off the same rough, bad-boy vibe.

Lia: Julianne Hough. She’s got the blond hair and blue eyes. I can picture her playing the introverted Lia.

Regan: Emma Stone, with her flaming red hair and the attitude she had in Zombieland.

Marcus: Henry Cavill. He’s got the right intensity. He looks honorable and tortured, two qualities that characterize Marcus.

Adrian: Ian Somerhalder. With those hypnotic blue eyes of his, he can easily compel someone to commit murder.

Angelica/Emma: Rachel McAdams. Like Angie/Emma, she’s both beautiful and sweet. She also seems very empathetic, which makes her a good choice for this character.

Cal: Chris Hemsworth. He’s tall, blond and powerful, like Cal. We’ve already seen him play an alien, why not a fallen angel?

 Vampires – do you prefer them as sexy leads or blood hungry monsters?

Sexy leads. The whole appeal of vampires is their dark charisma, as opposed to zombies, for instance. What makes vampires truly frightening is their ability to seduce their victims, to lure their prey rather than hunt it. It’s an interesting contradiction, the idea that—beneath all that civilized charm—beats the heart of a monster.

SoulBound300If you had a time machine, which era would you go back to and why?

The eighties. As corny as they were, I miss them.

 What life advice do you wish you’d been given sooner?

Nothing. I think advice is overrated. In my opinion, the best way to learn is through experience.

 If you were a supernatural creature, what would you be and why?

A witch. Not the evil kind, though. I’d simply wave my magic wand and make nice things happen. One wave of the wand and my kids’ homework would be done. Another wave and the house would be clean. If someone viciously cuts me off in traffic, however, all bets are off. I’d make them regret it, Wicked Witch of the West style!

 Where do you write best? 

At home, in my cluttered office. My most productive writing time is in the morning, after my husband leaves for work and I’m done dropping the kids off at school. The house is so quiet, you can hear a pin drop (or in my case, my muse whispering softly in my ear).

What was the last book you read, and what were your thoughts on it?

The last book I read was Once More, My Darling Rogue by Lorraine Heath. I find it refreshing to read outside my genre, so every so often I opt for a YA or a historical romance.

The premise of this book attracted me. The hero fishes the stuck up heroine out of the Thames, only to discover she has amnesia. Since she’s spent most of her life looking down on him and ordering him around, he sees it as the perfect opportunity for revenge, so he tells her she’s his servant. What follows is an interesting, tension-filled romance between two scarred individuals who are finally learning to let their guard down, in the presence of their sworn enemy!

What I like best about this book is that the characters are multi-layered. Neither is what he or she first appears to be. The love story also builds gradually, which makes it all the more believable.

 If you didn’t write in your genre, which other would you prefer and why?SoulChase300

I’d probably be writing thrillers or horror novels. I’m a big fan of Dean Koontz. I enjoy books with intricate plots, dark, compelling characters, and many scary surprises along the way.

 Where can fans find you online?

 Fans can find me on my website and on social media.





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Book Spotlight: Moon Beams & Magic Boxset

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Antithesis by Kacey Vanderkarr:

My name is Gavyn.

Liam doesn’t care that I only have one arm. He actually likes my red hair and freckles. I might forgive him for kidnapping me.

My name is Gavyn.

I lost my Liam. I’ve lost them all. And now it’s my job to make sure they don’t show up again.

My name is Gavyn.

I had a life with Liam, but he couldn’t give me what I need. Then I killed his father. I don’t expect he’ll forgive me for that.

Bewitched by Mark Jay Harris:

Is it love or is it witchcraft? He’ll never find out if he kills her first.

The first time Darren saw Samantha, she was floating above his high school gymnasium during a basketball game, invisible to everyone but him. Next time he sees her, she’s sitting in front of him in class, wowing his friends and causing unexplainable things to happen that only he seems to notice. But things really get strange (and complicated) when his dying grandfather tells him that he is part of an ancient order, the “Pessum Ire,” whose duty is to destroy witches. What does he do now, since he’s almost positive Samantha is a witch…and he’s crushing on her pretty hard?

Colonization by Aubrie Dionne:

Finding a new home has never been so dangerous.

Andromeda has spent all seventeen years of her life aboard a deep space transport vessel destined for a paradise planet. Her safe cocoon is about to break open as Paradise 21 looms only one month away, and she must take the aptitude tests to determine her role on the new world and her computer
assigned lifemate. As a great-granddaughter of the Commander of the ship, she wants to live up to her family name. But, her forbidden love for her childhood friend, Sirius, distracts her and she fails the tests. The results place her in a menial role in the new colony and pair her with Corvus, “the oaf”.

But when Andromeda steps foot on Paradise 21, her predestined future is the least of her worries. Alien ghosts from a failed colonization warn her of a deadly threat to her colony. And when Sirius’s ship crashes on the far ridge in an attempt to investigate, she journeys to rescue him with Corvus.

Andromeda now must convince the authorities of the imminent danger to protect her new home. What she didn’t expect was a battle of her own feelings for Sirius and Corvus.

The Star Child by Stephanie Keyes:

The world is about to be cloaked in darkness. Only one can stop the night.

Kellen St. James has spent his entire life being overlooked as an unwanted, ordinary, slightly geeky kid. When the sudden death of his Gran takes him from the East coast to the rugged cliffs of Western Ireland, all that changes. That is until a beautiful girl, one who has haunted his dreams for the past eleven years of his life, shows up spinning

tales of a prophecy. Not just any old prophecy either, but one in which Kellen plays a key role.

Suddenly, Kellen finds himself on the run through a Celtic underworld of faeries and demons, angels and gods, not to mention a really ticked off pack of hellhounds, all in order to save the world from darkness. But will they make it in time?

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Book Spotlight: Keepers of the Innocent by Kristy Centeno


Demi Redding has used her powers to vanquish demons for years, but when one shows up next door she will be forced to set both her experience and instincts aside to battle a war that has nothing to do with magic, and everything to do with matters of the heart.

As a Keeper of the Innocents, Demi’s load as a guardian reduces with only one charge to take on at a time. However, when her new foe proves to be a force she can neither see nor find, she has no choice but to doubt the so-called good intentions of the stranger one door down.

Rhyzel Connor is not your average neighbor by any means. The red specks of color in his green eyes alone sets him apart and his demonic heritage makes him an easy target. Because of who he is he can’t afford a mistake that will result in his demise, but the fact that he knows way too much about Demi quickly raises the suspicion veil over him.

There is a mission he must complete, and secrets he must fight hard to keep, but the biggest hardship he must face will be forfeiting his life in order to save Demi’s.

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Kristy Centeno is an author of paranormal romance, young adult, new adult, horror, and contemporary romance.

She has always had a passion for books and after years of being an avid reader, she decided to transform her desire to write into a reality and thus, her first novel was born. In her journey to create memorable reads, she has delved into several genres, creating fictional characters meant to entice readers and captivate the mind.

She is currently working on finishing off the Keeper Witches series among other projects, which include sequels to her published work. When she’s not busy taking care of her five children or holding down the fort, she finds time to sit and do what she loves the most: writing.






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Book Spotlight: Dead Reaper Walking (Liberty, Oakwood series, #2) by Mina Carter


Underage witches, a breakout from demon prison and a new hellgate… What could go wrong?

Reaper extraordinaire, Laney Larson, is stuck in Liberty, Oakwood of all places, for two reasons. One, there’s way more paranormal activity going on than normal for a little town like Liberty. And two, a sexy as hell cop called Troy.

So when the proverbial hits the fan and they get wind of a demon break-out from the third hell, a prison even the demon king himself won’t set foot in, what’s a reaper to do but strap on her blades and help track the escapee down? But then the creature takes her man, and all bets are off.

A reaper, a demon and a cop…will Death claim them all, or just one?

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The Reaper and the Cop – Synopsis:

Liberty, Oakwood series, #1

The latest in a long line of Reapers, Laney hits Liberty, Oakwood expecting the usual ‘reap and run’ type of job. However the small town holds far more secrets than she expects, including a sexy cop who blind-sides her reaper instincts big-time.

Liberty. It used to be a nice town until the things that go bump in the night moved in.

Detective Troy Regan moved to Liberty to claw back a little of his soul after working homicide in the big city. But the sleepy little down has problems of the paranormal kind and it’s police department have gone from calls about lost cats to Boggarts in the basement. Then the seriously nasty stuff moved in.

Sparks fly when a sexy Reaper meets a hot as hell Cop… MinaCarter_ReaperandtheCop_SMALLcover

Troy’s not sure exactly what flavor of paranormal Laney is, but he doesn’t care. She’s tiny, delicate and gorgeous. When he finds a Lycan looming over her in an alley, all his protective instincts flare up. He needs to get her home, keep her safe…in his bed.

But is she the answer he’s been looking for to fill the empty spot in his heart, or the most dangerous creature he’s ever met?

About the Author:

Mina Carter is a bestselling, multi-genre author. She lives in the UK with her husband, daughter and a bossy cat.







Book Review: Nightlord by Kathy Kulig


Warrior vampire Garrick Labar guards the secrets of the Guild. His comrade— vampire and sorcerer Ramon Travere—enforces the uneasy alliance between mortals and immortals. When Larissa Devine moves into town, both Garrick and Ramon are mesmerized and enraptured by her. They crave to claim her as their crimson swan and lover. But a new arrival is fair game and if they don’t claim her first, a band of renegades will.

Larissa finds a blistering-hot ménage with her protectors too intoxicating to resist. The immortals can’t deny their sexual attraction for her and sense her blood pulsing hot and furious whenever they are close. Erotic desires thrust her into a world of danger and seduction. When the renegade vampires attempt to destroy a hundred years of peace, Larissa is caught in the crossfire. Eternal love and carnal nights can be her future if she survives.

About the Author:

Award winning author Kathy Kulig has published more than a dozen titles, spanning multiple genres of erotic romance: paranormal, contemporary and BDSM. Beyond Your Darkest Desires. She writes for Ellora’s Cave.

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Her non-fiction work has appeared in magazines, newspapers and various on-line venues. Kathy’s sensual fiction has been published in e-book, print and anthologies.

When she’s not writing she enjoys travelling, mountain biking, hiking, movies and reading (of course)–including romance, erotica, sci. fi, thrillers and some non-fiction.

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My Review:

Vampires can seem a little old hat nowadays, so putting them into quite a mundane setting as a lingerie shop, is refreshing and poised with playfulness. The characters were likeable and, although paranormal, oddly believable. It’s very well written, and the plot moves at a steady pace.

From a writer’s perspective, the leading lady, Larissa is described as ‘big hipped, small breasted’ and well, kind of normal looking which led me to an internal debate. Part of me, the real part, loved this. We’re bombarded with un-natural images of big boobed, air-brushed beauties who are held up to all as the standard we must adhere to – and inevitably never do. The media is the biggest camp to blame for this – celebrities being their pawns and tools to sell, papers, clicks, products to us ‘normal’ folk looking to grab at a bit of stardust. And to have a normal woman in a book, is lovely. However, there’s another part of me, the fantasy-prone crazy who, having been conditioned to only read about and watch beautiful people, feels uncomfortable about it. There are so few women in the world who are completely happy with their looks that, in their day dreams they appear as a natural reflection. When we read fantastical stories, is the hardest thing to believe that a normal looking woman can be the object of desire? As much as I’ve just written about this, and as high as this soap-box seems to be – I really can’t decide.

The front cover is a little more fantasy than the contents, so to be honest a more usual Ellora’ s Cave front cover would have done it more justice.

Overall, I’d give Night Lords 4 out of 5 stars, vampires are still sexy and this is definitely worth picking up to indulge in a bit of Fang-tasy!

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Book Review: Extraordinary Love by Micah Persell

Extraordinary Love Bundle CoverSynopsis:

Everybody needs love — especially those sexy shapeshifters, gentlemen ghosts, misunderstood demons and witches, and intergalactic leaders. You’ll find all of these otherworldly heartthrobs — and the strong, sexy women who make their perfect matches — in this captivating collection of paranormal titles from Crimson Romance.

Of Eternal Life by Micha Persell

In the hidden basement lab of a military research facility in Needles, California, Eli Johnson jerks to consciousness. He is strapped to a stretcher and remembers nothing until he hears a voice he knows only as “The Tormentor”. That’s when it all comes back: he has been a prisoner in this lab for eight years. And he’s about to die. Abilene Miller, a newly minted doctor desperate to prove herself, snaps up the opportunity to work at a military hospital, but the reality of Needles proves to be vastly different from the pitch of the two recruiters. She spends her days running labs and wishing for things to be different. When Abilene stumbles across Eli’s body in a supply closet, she definitely gets different. She’s shocked when the dead man jerks back to life in her arms and infuriated when he kidnaps her. He thinks she’s part of a conspiracy; she thinks he’s insane. Only together can they find out the truth-and brave the risks they run in loving each other. Sensuality Level: Sensual.

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Micah Persell, winner of the 2013 Virginia HOLT Award of Merit for her first novel Of Eternal Life, holds a bachelor’s degree in English and a double master’s degree in literature and English pedagogy. She is an avid reader of all types of literature, but has a soft spot for romance. She currently teaches high school English classes in Southern California. Her paranormal romance series, Operation: Middle of the Garden, and her “wild and wanton” editions of Austen’s Emma and Persuasion are available now through Crimson Romance.

lifeMy Review:

It’s always nice to come across an original story. All too often books I review are just tired re-hashes of something else, but this one did give a new take on the paranormal romance, as it didn’t rely on monsters for the excitement.

From a writer’s perspective, I’d have preferred the story in first person, either from Abilene or Eli’s point of view – or a mixture of both divided by chapters. I think this would have given it more emotion and made you feel more for the characters quicker – important as it’s more of a novella than a novel.

The front to the left is pretty, although doesn’t give the medical part of the novel away – which is its catch – so perhaps a white doctor’s coat? The collection of books above is a nice colour, but obviously is representing many authors and stories, so it’s bold colouring is necessary.

Overall I’d give Of Eternal Life 4 out 5 stars, a different type of story that  will draw you in.Extraordinary Love Bundle Banner 851 x 315

Book Review: A Slither of Hope (Angel Sight #2) by Lisa M. Basso


Rayna struggles to piece her life back together, but hiding in plain sight from the police, the SS Crazy, and the Fallen isn’t a foolproof plan—something Kade, the World’s Worst Roommate, reminds her of everyday. The late nights of failing to teach Ray how to protect herself against the Fallen are getting to Kade, changing him in ways he doesn’t like, and after a family emergency sends Ray back into Cam’s arms, Kade decides he’s had enough. News of Rayna’s resurfacing brings both angels and the Fallen to San Francisco by the dozens, all eyes scouring the city for the girl with the gray wings. Rayna will need both Kade and Cam’s help to ensure her family’s safety, navigate the new dangers and enemies springing up all over the city, and manage the surprises that arise with her new set of wings.

About the Author:

Lisa M. Basso was born and raised in San Francisco, California. She is a lover of books, video games, animals, and baking (not baking with animals though). As a child she would crawl into worlds of her own creation and get lost for hours. Her love for YA fiction started with a simple school reading assignment: S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders. When not reading or writing she can usually be found at home with The Best Boyfriend that Ever Lived ™ and her two darling (and sometimes evil) cats, Kitties A and B. 3201662



My Review:

So, this is the 2nd book in the series, and I was thankfully given both by the publishers to review – phew! as you really do need to follow on with the story, these are not complete books in that sense. So I’ll review both together.

Firstly, the concept of Angels is an old one, but its just really starting to hit through on teen fiction. I’m a big fan of the Mortal Instruments series and the theme of good vs evil is a common one, that most readers can really get behind.

From a writer’s perspective, the main character was a little weak for my taste – The story and the character set-up is very Twilight-like (not a bad thing, as it’s the set-up for most teen paranormal books – even before Twilight!)  but there seemed to be nothing totally new in there. There was a love triangle, the main character was just wet enough to make her endearing but highly slap-able. There was the friend that should have been more, and the epic struggle of finding out that you’re not mad, just supernaturally inclined. The plot and pace was very good, and it did read very well, so definitely a talented author driving the book series forward, I’d just like to see something different in the third book, something outside of the normal teen read box…

The front covers of both books are great – they are well branded and attractive – and really do express the essence of the protagonist – so well done Month9 books for that!

Overall, I’d give both books 4 out 5 stars – a teen read that ticks all the boxes.


Interview with J K Coi

JK Coi (2)Tell us about your publishing journey…

Well, it’s a typical story I guess! It involves secret typing elfs who invaded my home in the middle of the night to write my first book, and a chance meeting with Brad Pitt who loved the story so much he vowed to see it in print, and crazy offers from all the publishing companies of millions of dollars, and diamonds, and private jets…oh wait…that was something else. *grin*

What do you love about being an author?

Well, I guess it’s no surprise that the best part is making stuff up!(see above)

If you could have dinner with any literary character, who would it be and what would you eat?

I think maybe Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights because he’s so brooding and intense and I would love to be able to delve into his character. But I’m pretty sure I’d be too excited to eat anything. Maybe I’d just drink. Lots. :)

If your book was to be made into a movie, who would you cast as the leads?Dark Immortal

For the first book in my Immortals series, Immortal Duty, I’ve always pictured Clive Owen as Rhys—because he’s dark and rough around the edges, but with a killer accent and a bit of an air of mystery. Amy is more the girl next door type, with a perky personality but the ability to be really focused and intense. I think I like blonde Jennifer Lawrence for her part.

Vampires – do you prefer them as sexy leads or blood hungry monsters?

I’ll pretty much take vampires any way I can get them, LOL.

If you had a time machine, which era would you go back to and why?

I love the idea of the flash and excitement of the roaring 20s, or the glamour of the 30s and 40s.

What life advice do you wish you’d been given sooner?

Don’t sweat the small stuff, and live everyday like it’s your last. They’re both really important to me. Life is so short, if all you do is worry about every little thing, you’ll burn out really quickly and have regrets.

Forever ImmortalIf you were a supernatural creature, what would you be and why?

Whichever one is the sexiest and lives forever.

Where do you write best?

In special chair in my living room when the house is empty and quiet. Too bad that doesn’t happen very often!

What was the last book you read, and what were your thoughts on it?

The last book I read was Holly Black’s Coldest Girl in Coldtown – and I thought it was awesome, I’m eagerly waiting for the next one!

If you didn’t write in your genre, which other would you prefer and why?

I like writing paranormal and steampunk, but I’m also a huge fan of fantasy, horror, and YA. Mostly because I like variety in the things I read, so it stands to reason that I would get bored only writing in one genre too.

Where can fans find you online?

Thanks for having me!! I had a great time, and I love to hear from everyone.

Interview with Suz DeMello

sue venice maskWhat do you love about being an author?

I love to go to work in my bathrobe and zebra-striped slippers. And now that I am fairly well-established, I love the lack of conflict and stress in my life–do keep in mind that I used to be a trial attorney. I love to be able to dream happy, sexy, loving dreams and get paid!

And, okay, I love royalties! I call myself the Queen of Passive Income.

If you could have dinner with any literary character, who would it be and what would you eat?

That’s a tough one. I’m not religious–not at all–but I’d choose to have dinner with Jesus, from the King James Bible. I bet he’s fascinating. I imagine we’d eat loaves and fishes :)

If your book was to be made into a movie, who would you cast as the leads?

Which book? My latest from EC Aeon, Queen’s Quest, features a hero modeled on Viggo Mortensen. As for the heroine–not sure who’d play Audryn. She’s pretty special. I think Jennifer Lawrence.

Vampires – do you prefer them as sexy leads or blood hungry monsters?

Sexy leads of course! That’s what I write in my Highland Vampires series.

If you had a time machine, which era would you go back to and why?queensquest_msr

I wouldn’t go back but forward. I love history but wouldn’t like to live in a time without readily available, clean hot and cold running water, antibiotics and computers.

What life advice do you wish you’d been given sooner?

Shed fear.
This is mostly based on my belief system about life and death–I believe that we are beings composed of energy (actually, everything is energy–you, me, the computer I’m writing on, your puppy and so on).

Thus, we never really die, so there’s nothing to be afraid of.

If you were a supernatural creature, what would you be and why?

That’s a tough one! Overall I’d say I’d like to be some species of fairy. They seem to be able to do so much, depending upon how they’re written.

Where do you write best?

At my desk. If I get stuck, a walk shakes my thoughts loose.

What was the last book you read, and what were your thoughts on it?

I reread Stephen King’s On Writing and may love it even more than the first time. Part fascinating memoir and part writing primer, there’s something here for everyone. What a great guy and of course a fabulous writer.

If you didn’t write in your genre, which other would you prefer and why?

I’m lucky because romance can encompass so much–I’ve written everything from the dirtiest erotica to sweet, from stories set a thousand years in the past to novels that take place thirty thousand years in the future. I’ve written dark vampire stories and lighthearted, sexy romantic comedy.

If I wrote anything else, though, I’d write non-fiction political discourse and commentary. Or maybe cookbooks.

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