Sunday, June 23, 2013

Feature: From author Patricia D. Eddy, By the Fates, Freed

Today I'm hosting the book By the Fates, Freed by Patricia D. Eddy. It sounds like a great book and if you are okay with the warnings below, you should check it out!

By the Fates, Freed is a paranormal romance novel. There are dark, mature themes and steamy sex. It is ultimately a story of love, growth, and redemption.

Her unusual emerald aura makes the witch the target of a powerful devil clan. They bind her, taking her name, her voice, and her magic. Shackled inside the cold, stone walls of the devil’s prison, tortured and abused, she prays for a death she knows will not come.

Born a powerful protector, the warlock has always felt unfulfilled. His casual promise to his king’s Council results in a life-changing discovery. The imprisoned, nameless witch is his mate — the one witch he is fated to love for all eternity. He must free her or his very life will be over.

Freed, the witch must learn how to trust again. But the kind warlock with the face of a dark angel is hiding something — a secret that will give the witch the strength to help her to fulfill her destiny.

As she comes into her power, she will discover a pure truth that allows her to save herself and the man she loves.

This is the first book in the By the Fates trilogy.

Warning: This book contains disturbing and mature themes including rape and physical and mental torture. Suitable for adult audiences only.


About the Author:
Patricia D. Eddy doesn't know how to relax. Really. She’s tried. But between a full time job, running, cycling, swimming, writing, reading, and the occasional movie or trivia night, it just doesn't happen. Despite routinely telling her mother that her life is boring, what she really means is that she doesn't have enough free time to get bored. She wouldn't have it any other way. She lives in Seattle with her husband and three cats. She has been known to participate in clandestine coffee bean exchanges in corner shops and is happiest when she’s mixing the perfect Manhattan.


Thursday, June 20, 2013

Feature: Colour Weilders by Dawna Raver

Today, I am hosting the book, Colour Wielders by Dawna Raver. You can read the blurb, read about the author, check out the beautiful cover and maybe even buy a copy for yourself. But before that, here is a word from the author about the book:

Colour Wielders is a unique, new adult, romantic fantasy that brings to life Gods, Demi-gods, & Fae of myth and legend and blends them into the everyday world. But more than that, it is the story of two people who've been screwed over by the people they trust most, learning to trust each other and the changing world around them. -Dawna Raver


Behind the Faerying Mysts, hidden from Mortal eyes, is a land where gods and creatures of myth and legend dwell. And in the Mortal Realm, their Princess is hidden away.

Quinn Sinclair lives an ordinary life with her less-than-loving mother in Conifer, Colorado, clueless of her true nature. On the night of her birthday, a staggering betrayal sends her life spinning out-of-control. As she struggles to pick up the pieces, a vision of a man with haunting tourmaline-blue eyes begs her for help, and she is transported into a Magykal battle—forever changing her life.

Arik Morgaine—Demigod bad boy and outcast of the Magykal Realm—tried to avoid contact with Princess Quinn for eighteen years, not wanting to make good on an old threat. But the fates have other plans.

Arik can no longer deny his growing desire for Quinn, or the need to protect her from those wanting to control her burgeoning powers.

Can the two of them come together and save the Magykal Realm from being destroyed by the Darkest of Magyks?

Check it out on Amazon!

About the Author:

Dawna Raver is an author of paranormal romance and urban fantasy. Colour Wielders, book one of the Heirs of the Magykal Realm series, is her debut novel. When she's not spending time in her fantasy world, Dawna loves football, reading, and pretending she's a top chef in the kitchen. Oh, and fawning over her dogs and husband, sometimes in that order.


Friday, June 14, 2013

Martin Sisters Publishing brings you Moonstone very soon!

Moonstone is in the queue over at Martin Sisters Publishing. We'll be prepping it for release over the next few months. Before the second book in the series is released, however, I must give a shout out to my awesome publisher.

Martin Sisters Publishing is a quickly growing small publisher that really cares about the books they publish.

I found this publisher through Writer's Market. If you don't have a current Writer's Market and you are planning on going with traditional publication, you really need to pick one up.

MSP is run by two sisters who do most of the work themselves. They are good at what they do and they are passionate about putting out great books from all sorts of genres. Also, like a true publisher, they take care of all costs associated with publishing and they walk you through the entire process.

You can learn more about them and all the awesome books they've published on their website You can also visit and follow their Martin Sisters Book blog which will soon be busy with posts from the authors who have worked with MSP.

Also, don't forget to like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

New feature on Paranormal Lounge!

Hello! I've come up with a new way to help promote you and your books!

There are actually two ways on my Get Featured page.

The first is a feature on this blog, and it is for paranormal books only. Just fill out the form and I'll be in touch.

The second is a tweet to my 2,000+ followers. The tweet can be about any book or writing related subject and you can send me a tweet once per week. The only thing I ask in return is that you follow me on twitter. I will follow you back too, which is a win/win situation.

Both of these services are FREE, but please respect the rules. Do not try to get your mystery featured on Paranormal Lounge and do not send me more than one tweet per week.

I'm looking forward to hearing from you on these forms and can't wait to help you expand your reach!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The Places You Don’t Want To Go: A guest post by author Kourtney Heintz

Before I get started, I just want to thank Kayla for letting me write a guest post on her blog! *Big Wave*

Writing about a world where out-of-control telepathy existed sounded so cool; but writing from the point of view of an out-of-control telepath named Kai didn’t.

I had no idea how to get inside her mind and not get lost there. So I stayed on the periphery telling everything from the perspective of my other protagonist, her husband, Oliver.

It was easier to learn about her powers from him. To understand her through his eyes.

So I let Oliver be the point-of-view character for most of The Six Train to Wisconsin. As her abilities came under control, I reached a point where the story required her to be the narrator. Only then did I plunge into Kai’s point of view. And it was thrilling. Her powers affected her perception and her thought patterns. Her abilities intertwined with her so deeply and enriched her character so much.

I fell deeply in love with her character and realized I was doing a huge disservice to Kai. By refusing to go into her point of view in the beginning, my readers missed out on a key element of who she was. Or at least who she could be in her worst moments. The telling moments.

After I finished my third round of revisions, I knew Kai so well, I felt nearly certain I was up to the task of capturing her at her worst and still telling the story. I struggled with how much of her powers would eclipse a scene and how to not have the powers front and center all the time.

This wasn’t simply a story about telepathy. This was a story about a woman whose out-of-control ability threatened her life and a husband whose secret threatened their future. So I had to pick and chose the moments where her ability took center stage and the moments that it had to be a background player to the emotions or the plot.

There were times I had to go back and add more details about her abilities and other places I had to scale back. Sometimes I got so into how the powers worked I’d lose myself in them. It’s a dangerous path for a writer. Just because you’re enamored with the mechanisms of your world building doesn’t mean anyone else is.

One of the hardest things was figuring out ways to limit her abilities. I played with the idea of shield. The telepathy could reside in the background when she formed a psychic shield. Others could block her out with their shields. I didn’t want her powers to remove the opportunity for confusion and misunderstandings. In fact, I wanted them to exacerbate them.

In the end, the character that was the hardest to write became my favorite one. She challenged me and made me a better a writer. And I am so grateful that I stepped outside my comfort zone and into hers.

Author Bio:

Kourtney Heintz writes emotionally evocative speculative fiction that captures the deepest truths of being human. For her characters, love is a journey never a destination.

She resides in Connecticut with her warrior lapdog, Emerson, her supportive parents and three quirky golden retrievers. Years of working on Wall Street provided the perfect backdrop for her imagination to run amuck at night, imagining a world where out-of-control telepathy and buried secrets collide.

Her debut speculative fiction novel, The Six Train to Wisconsin, was a 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Semifinalist.

The Six Train to Wisconsin Back Cover:

Sometimes saving the person you love can cost you everything.

There is one person that ties Oliver Richter to this world: his wife Kai. For Kai, Oliver is the keeper of her secrets.

When her telepathy spirals out of control and inundates her mind with the thoughts and emotions of everyone within a half-mile radius, the life they built together in Manhattan is threatened.

To save her, Oliver brings her to the hometown he abandoned—Butternut, Wisconsin—where the secrets of his past remain buried. But the past has a way of refusing to stay dead. Can Kai save Oliver before his secrets claim their future?

An emotionally powerful debut, The Six Train to Wisconsin pushes the bounds of love as it explores devotion, forgiveness and acceptance.

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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Blogger Book Fair sign ups are almost closed! Hurry and sign up today!

Check in to the Blogger Book Fair,

and book your trip to far away places!

July 22-26, 2013

Authors and Book Bloggers,

Sign ups for the July 2013 Blogger Book Fair will close on June 15 at midnight central time, so get your registrations in to participate!

As of 5/31/2013, we have:

Authors: 89
Books: 233
Bloggers: 14

If you haven't yet registered, you can find all of the information on the Blogger Book Fair page.
  • Check out the Code of Conduct
  • Fill out either the Author Sign Up form or the Blogger Sign Up form (Deadline June 15)
  • Kayla will match everyone with hosts and send out this information to you after sign-ups close
  • Check out the events--all authors are eligible to participate in the events, and if you have an event you'd like to host, just fill out the simple Event Sign Up Form--all of this information can be found on the Events! page (Deadline July 8).
  • If you're interested in hosting a giveaway to drive traffic to your site, sign up via the Giveaway Sign Up form (Deadline July 15).
  • And if your book will be FREE or $0.99 for the duration of the Fair, you can sign up on the Free and $.99 Book Sign Up Forms (Deadline July 15).

  • Events:

    as of 5/31/2013

    Art Fiction Gala hosted by Lucie Smoker

    Does your fiction promote the visual arts--through featuring an artist, painting, sculpture, performance art, etc? Then, consider entering Lucie's Art Fiction Gala.
    The Art Fiction Gala is a virtual celebration of fiction that highlights the visual arts. Dress up in your finest, pick up some friends--a bottle of wine--and sample mind-blowing fiction that crosses the line between literary and visual art. Plus a gallery of art featuring reading.

    Three Wishes hosted by Kirstin Pulioff

    Introduce your characters to the world.
    Kirstin Pulioff invites you to ask your main character, "If you found a magic genie lamp, what would be your three choices?"

    Flash Fiction Challenge II hosted by Thomas Winship

    Get ready to exercise your flash fiction muscles.
    For the Flash Fiction Challenge II, Thomas Winship will provide an opening line.
    From there, entrants will craft a flash fiction piece of approx 500 words. Entries will be displayed on Thomas' blog Vaempires during the BBF, spread out evenly across the five days, in order of receipt.
    Snapshot Synopsis Contest hosted by Fel at The Peasants Revolt
    Challenge: chisel your synopsis down to 50 words or less.
    Voting will be open throughout the fair for visitors to vote on their favorite Snapshot Synopsis.
    More information & entry instructions

    Reader's Choice Awards hosted by Sherri at Shut Up & Read

    All books registered for the Blogger Book Fair are automatically entered into the running for the Reader's Choice Awards. Voting will be open from July 22 to July 25.

    Indie Soap Box Files hosted by Shah Wharton

    Take a turn on the Soap Box.
    Shah invites speculative fiction writers to write a guest post about being an indie (or hybrid) writer.
    Restrictions: Speculative fiction writers only

    Monster Menagerie hosted by Noree at Trip the Eclipse

    What's your favorite monster or supernatural creature?
    Feature your creature in a flash fiction piece (500-800) words to be featured on Trip the Eclipse. Visitors will vote on their favorite piece.

    Ways to Help:
    Blogger Book FairDonate to the Blogger Book Fair via the BBF Donation Fund. To help get the word out about BBF, we would like to place ads on Facebook, Goodreads and other places, but to do, so we need a little help. We'd also like to have some BBF sponsored giveaways, so money donated would also go toward prizes. NO MONEY WILL BE KEPT BY ANY ORGANIZER OR PARTICIPANT.

    Spread the word! Share the Fair on your social media accounts and show off the Blogger Book Fair logo in your blog's sidebar.

    Join us on:

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  • Goodreads
  • Google +

  • Saturday, June 1, 2013

    New Short Story Release! Vibe: Grey Apathy is Now Available!

    Vibe Grey Apathy is the first installment of my short story series. It's about 8800 words long and is perfect for those who love crime, science fiction, dystopian societies and a bit of the paranormal.

    Here is the blurb:

    Welcome to a world where emotions have become weapons, currency and livelihood. Welcome to Vibe City.

    Greys feed on apathy. The only problem with that is they sometimes soak up so much apathy, they experience the emotion so strongly that they can't make themselves do anything. Even feeding becomes a chore that may or may not get done. Everyone knows you can't feed on your own emotion. So if you're isolated enough, you could end up drained.

    Prism is a detective with problems of her own. She's been off the job for a while, but now she's back and working with a transfer named Atramen on the case of the drained grey. Being a color wheel has its advantages and disadvantages. The power to make anyone feel any emotion you want them to is a pro, but being bombarded 24/7 with the emotions of others is most definitely a con. Can Prism and Atramen find the killer and overcome the obstacles associated with a new partnership?

    Get it now on Amazon or Smashwords because it's only $0.99!