Monday, December 30, 2013

Cover Reveal for Birthright (Book I in The Dark Gifts series) by Willow Cross

Birthright (Book I in The Dark Gifts series)


For one-thousand years, Druid prophecies foretold of a young witch destined to alter the fate of both human and immortal alike. This witch-turned-vampire would be capable of harnessing the supernatural abilities of both and, in a bloody rise to power, would rule with unwavering control.

Unwillingly thrust into a world she never dreamed existed, Liz Markum is catapulted into an ancient war between rival vampire factions. She must choose between those she loves and the ever-present darkness attempting to devour her very soul.

Only one question remains: Will Liz claim her birthright or surrender to the dark gift?

One choice.
One chance.
Two destinies.

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Author Bio: 

 Willow Cross is a self-proclaimed vamp enthusiast, were-hunter, prankster, dreamer, story teller, benevolent dictator of minions, and chocolate lover. She resides in Arkansas with two children still young enough to live at home, an enormous cat named Bitsy, and a neurotic dog named Tank. Her home has been known to host the occasional ghost and several of her friends profess to be witches. Although she dearly loves Vampires and Werewolves, they are never invited for dinner.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop

It's the most wonderful time of the year! To celebrate, I've teamed up with As You Wish Reviews, Confessions of the Paranormal, and dozens of fantastic authors to give a couple of readers a Christmas they'll never forget! Welcome to my stop of the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Blog Hop:  12 Days of Christmas
Event Date:  December 1st  - 12th 2013

What Christmas would be complete without a favorite cookie? 

My favorite cookie is Ginger-Molasses! Yum!

Ginger-Molasses Cookies


Makes 2 dozen

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon water
1/4 cup molasses
2 tablespoons white sugar


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift together the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Set aside.

2. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the water and molasses. Gradually stir the sifted ingredients into the molasses mixture. Shape dough into walnut sized balls, and roll them in the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar. Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet, and flatten slightly.

3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

Now that the cookies are taken care of, what about the gifts?!? 

Make sure to enter the blog hop's Rafflecopter below to win fantastic prizes and e-books, including Night Aberrations! 

Mature 18+ for explicit adult situations.

Emelie is betrothed to marry a king.
Any ordinary woman would consider it a fairytale come true.
For Emelie, this is a nightmare made manifest.

When Emelie Andersdotter learns the outcome of a decades-long war hinges on her arranged marriage to an infamous royal known for his dark reputation, she sees no choice but to accept her fate. Resigned to her unavoidable destiny, she travels to her parents’ ancestral home under the protection of a trusted family friend, where she prepares to navigate a world ruled by dark magic, mystery, and intrigue.

Nothing can prepare her, however, for the surprising affection she feels for the man she has always thought of as her uncle, Soren Vidar - or for the alluring reality of her intended mate, Kristian Vasen. Powerful and darkly handsome, her betrothed is far from the nightmare she envisioned, and Emelie finds herself torn between the intense pull she feels for her fated mate, and her heart’s desire for Soren.

Night Aberrations is a romantic tale, set in a complex world, populated with interesting and entertaining characters sure to leave you cheering for the heroes while casting reproachful glares at the villains.

Grand Prize: $150 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash
First Prize: One (1) eBook from Every Participating Author

For more Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes & Giveaways - Hop along the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

24 Days of Christmas Virtual Book Store

Running until December 23rd, author Virginia McKevitt, with Theresa Johnson and Lisa Angel Miller, will be hosting The 24 Days of Christmas Virtual Book Store, and today is my special day!

This is a huge event, with FIFTY, yes FIFTY authors, all giving you a really great Christmas gift. Every author attending will have a special day to be available to chat and share a little about themselves with readers and fans alike. They will be giving one of their books for only 99 cents that day also. Where else can you spend fifty bucks and have enough gifts to share with the whole family? 

That is only a small part of what’s happening during the 24 Days of Christmas. We are having not one, but three tremendous rafflecopters during this spectacular event! 

So come on, be a part of something big. Big prizes, great books, wonderful authors. What more could Santa bring this year?

Here's the schedule!

Youtube video~

Facebook event page ~

And because everyone loves Christmas gifts...

Here's the link to the first Rafflecopter for the 24 Days of Christmas! It will be open until the 12th.

And here's the second! It will also be open until the 12th.

And just because you guys are awesome...

Here's my own Rafflecopter giveaway!

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Black Friday Extravaganza Giveaway and Facebook Party!!!

The biggest names in Fiction are coming together to help YOU kick off your Holiday Shopping!

Go to  to join these Amazing Authors for book giveaways:

Lisa Collicutt
Bethany Lopez
Jennifer Lane
T.M. Franklin
Diana DeRicci
Dawna Raver
K. A. Last
Tia Bach
Rick Chiantaretto
Andrea Heltsley
CL Foster
Samantha LaFantasie
A.M. Hargrove
JD Nelson
Sharon Bayliss
Alexia Purdy
Diane J Reed
Meradeth Houston
Leigh Talbert Moore
Erica Cope
C. R. Everett
Cherie Colyer
Diane J Reed
Shannon Mayer
Katie Jennings
Raine Thomas
Julia Crane
Lizzy Ford
Tawdra Kandle
Amy Harmon
SM Reine
JM Gregoire
Heather Hildenbrand
Eliza Tilton
Peggy Martinez
Nicki Elson
Faith Sullivan
JA Huss
Alyssa Rose Ivy
Jennifer Snyder
Liz Long
Hart Johnson
Cambria Hebert
Karice Bolton
Amber Garr
S. M. Boyce
Carrie Butler
Lynn Rush
A.O. Peart

And don't forget to enter for your chance to win one of 4 $50 giftcards!

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Thanksgiving Giveaway

I was thinking that since November is the traditional month to give thanks, what better way for me to thank my readers than to give one of them the greatest gift of all—AWESOME BOOKS and a KINDLE! 

Enter the Rafflecopter below to win a Kindle Wi-Fi, 6" Display E-Reader and Kindle books by Julie Cassar, CR Everett, AJ Lape, Aneesa Price, Julia Mills, Kelley Grealis, and yours truly. Good Luck and Happy Holidays! 

JD Nelson

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Her Dragon To Slay by Julia Mills Cover Reveal!

Mark your calendars! The debut release that we've all been on pins and needles to read is only two weeks away!

  Lots of sass and the patented cock of her eyebrow have gotten Kyndel through most anything life has thrown at her. But will her moxie help when her destiny falls at her feet?
  Over 100 years of honor and commitment to his ancient clan’s Guard have made Rayne the fearless leader all are proud to follow into battle. When the long foretold pull of his mate makes the calm, cool and collected Commander rush off to find the one who can complete him will he be able to save her from his enemies in time?
  The chemistry between this strong-willed curvy girl and fierce warrior makes all the difference in the world where nothing is as it seems. The existence of an ancient race of honor-clad, tradition-bound protectors might be hard to accept but now the dead are coming back to life and holding a knife to her neck.
  There are no coincidences. The Universe does not make mistakes. Can these fated mates defeat their greatest enemies and get their happily ever after?

Releases November 19 2013

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Spooktacular Halloween Blog Hop

  Ah, Halloween. That magical time of year when the veil between the living and the Otherworld is at its thinnest and there are spooky thrills abound. Everyone, from the time they're old enough to go trick or treating, loves this time of year, right? Well...maybe not everyone. Allow me to introduce myself. 


  Yep. That's right. The Paranormal Author that regularly writes about Vampires and Werewolves is a big, fat

Scaredy Cat

 And, I know EXACTLY who to blame because it all started with this guy. 

Freddy Krueger

  I remember it like it was yesterday. I was nine or ten and, miracle of all miracles, we had HBO! Around Halloween, I was able to sneak in my Mom's room to watch the scary movies I'd been dying to see. 
  I watched Fright Night first. It wasn't that bad...okay, yes it was. It scared the bejezus out of me! But that was nothing, NOTHING compared with the mother of all horror flicks, Nightmare on Elm Street. Watching that movie was the biggest mistake of my life! I'm not exaggerating when I say that I got maybe 4 hours of sleep a night for the next three years.  Every time I went to bed, I was terrified, convinced that Freddy would suck me into his dream world through my bed and slice me up with that glove of his. Best of all, I had this cute, little rhyme to keep me company until I finally fell asleep mentally exhausted.

  Thankfully, now I'm older and a lot less scared (okay, marginally less scared) than my nine year old self. Today, my fears include, but aren't limited to, wondering if there's someone behind me in the shower (The Grudge), worrying that a demon is going to jump out of the closet (Sleepy Hollow), and being scared that I'll lose a limb to razor sharp blades if they hang off the bed (The Cell). 
  That's not too bad when you consider the amount of horror movies I've watched. Seriously, I'm surprised I sleep at all. 

See?!? There's a demon in the closet. I knew it!

  I bet you're wondering what a self-proclaimed scaredy cat does to celebrate Halloween , aren't you? 
Well, I'll tell you! I celebrate Halloween in ways that don't give me nightmares. 


The Halloween episodes of the sitcom, Roseanne
(I love her!)


Decorating Pumpkins!
(I'm allergic, but that's a whole other nightmarish topic)

And last, but certainly not least,

(Lots and lots of candy!)

  So, there you have it. Roseanne, pumpkins, and delicious candy are what makes my Halloween a lot less scary and whole lot more awesome! I hope that your Halloween is too! 

  Don't forget to enter the Rafflecopter for a fantastic Halloween giveaway courtesy of Sabrina's Paranormal Palace and Racing to Read!

JD Nelson

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

A Little Broken by Juli Valenti

Jessie Braden thought she had it all. A husband, a new baby – her life was on course, exactly what she always wanted…Until one day, she loses everything. Ruined and broken, she’s left alone to pick up the pieces of her life. Unable to cope, she spontaneously packs up and moves across the country, hoping that new scenery will help. Once in sunny Florida, she finds an apartment and a job but while Jessie is surviving, she isn’t living…until one night she meets someone. Dominick. Desperate for an escape from the pain of her memories, she relents to his unerring determination and agrees to spend time with him. Through his patience and understanding, she will learn that she’s not ruined…she’s just a little broken.

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Soon to be available on Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, Kobo, & Itunes.

About the Author

Juli lives in Florida with her husband and two sons (plus the dog and cat).

She spends her days at an audio-visual company and juggles her nights between writing and her editing (Juli's Elite Editing).

Juli is currently working on several projects, so always keep your eyes peeled!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

My Favorite Authors - Julie Cassar

Authors that I love!

I love a lot of authors—A LOT of authors, but there are a select few that I read over and over again, while waiting impatiently for their next release. These are the authors that I hold dear to my heart and want to share with my friends...and anyone else who will listen. For the next couple of months, I'll be doing just that. This post kicks off a series of blog posts introducing you to the authors and the books that take me to the worlds I love so much. Hopefully, you will feel the same. 

The first offering I bring to you is The Ruby Blue Series by Julie Cassar, my pick for favorite Young Adult Fantasy! 

 This four book series is perfect for young and old alike. Below, you'll find out a little about each of the three books that are currently available. The fourth book, Forever Blue, will potentially release in a week! I'm on pins and needles to see how the series will turn out, though a teensy bit heartbroken that it's coming to an end. 

Ruby Blue - Book One

  Meet Ruby. She’s your average (somewhat dorky) ice-cream eating, garden-loving teenager, who is constantly being annoyed by her little brother, is best friends with possibly the only Goth kid in town and, oh yeah…she sees fairies. 
  After Nick Martino (possibly the hottest guy she’s ever known) finally asks her out, she can barely manage a two-word sentence when a bizarre incident strikes their lakeside town.Stumbling bare-foot through some interesting dates, will she ever find love? And what does Ruby do when more strange events continue to occur? Will she keep her gift of Fairy Sight a secret? As an ancient myth unfolds and new mystic fairy tales come to life, Ruby and her menagerie of friends tackle some extraordinary circumstances with her very ordinary abilities in this modern day fairy tale. Readers will delight in this funny, romantic fantasy tale sprinkled with the magic of first love and modern-day fairy tales. See what legends come to life in “Ruby Blue,” a young adult fantasy fiction novel and the first installment of the Ruby Blue series. 




Deja Blue - Book Two

  Ruby's back with her fairy friends and this time,  she stumbles upon some of the mysteries of the Water Court. Now, being pursued by an unknown force, Ruby's fairy friends step in to protect her. However, trouble seems to follow Ruby around every corner and even her fairy guardians need to call in reinforcements...but at what cost?  Faced with a seemingly impossible challenge, Ruby must decide if and how she will help out her fairy friends. Will she pledge her allegiance to the Earthen Court? Or will she find new comfort and protection in the Water Court? Become entangled and entranced in Ruby's latest adventure and relive the magic in "Deja Blue," the second installment of the Ruby Blue Series.




Sky Blue - Book Three

  Something strange is brewing in Lake City… as the summer comes to a close, Ruby finds herself caught in a torrent of trouble when a stranger blows into town. Relationships are put to the test, lines are drawn and a choice is made when the ways of the Royal Sky Court rain down upon Ruby and the gang. Weathering through a storm of secrets, spells and yet another life-changing adventure… who will survive in its wake? Find out just what mysteries are revealed in this third, magical installment of the Ruby Blue Series!



About the author

  A graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor Degree in Fine Art, specializing in Graphic Design, Julie has worked as a production artist, graphic designer, painter and photographer. Her pieces have been featured in both public and private art shows in Michigan and original paintings, prints and photography are available for purchase on this website. A published author, Julie writes a monthly blog, hascompleted three novels, has been published in Fitness Magazine, "Outdoor Athlete," and most recently published the the first and second installments to her young adult fantasy series. In her not-so-much-free time, (after enjoying some deliciously yummy coffee concoction) you might see her running in the neighborhood, training at the gym, racing in a 5K or dancing at a local pub enjoying her most-favorite local band. Follow her her Adventures of a Nobody Blog and catch up with her daily adventures and her training. 

Friday, September 13, 2013

The Search by Kelley Grealis Blog Tour

I have been anxiously awaiting the release of The Search since the moment I put down the first in the series, The Descendant. The Search picks right up where The Descendant left off, and doesn't disappoint--at all. I won't put in any spoilers, but let's just say that Allison kicks more ass in this installment, and we definitely get a good dose of that yummy, swoon-worthy Vincent. To summarize, THIS BOOK ROCKS! - JD

The Search (Book 2 in The Descendant Vampire Series)

Allison Carmichael is thirsty for blood and hungry for answers.

Lured away from her illicit extracurricular activities by news about her kidnapped husband, Allison rejoins her adopted family that’s promised to help her find him. Allison's search is detoured, however, by sinister vampire politics, the seeming good will of her fanged family, and the return of her nemesis. Circumstances unfold that shatter the foundation of her world.

In order to successfully play the game she has been thrust into, Allison must battle loss and betrayal and accept unexpected love.

THE SEARCH is on for answers, but when answers are found, will they be what Allison was looking for?

“I’ve already told you once and I’m going to tell you again – no. Now please get off the property before I call the police.”
Gabriela tried closing the door again but my foot didn’t budge. I stared directly into her eyes. “You will let me into this house,” I commanded, but Gabriela’s eyes didn’t react to my persuasion. I was confused as to what was going on; this had worked on every human I had tried it on. “You will let me in this house.”
I tilted my head in disbelief and Gabriela mockingly tilted her head back at me. I removed my foot from the doorway but had no intention of letting her shut me out. I was going to let her think for the slightest of moments that she had won this argument. I turned to walk away when I heard, “Ali-gator.”
I turned around and as Gabriela was shutting the door asked, “What did you just say?”
Gabriela rattled off something in Spanish before saying, “I didn’t say anything.”
“Yes you did. You whispered ‘Ali-gator.’”
“Um, no I didn’t.” “My husband used to call me that.”
“Okay lady, you’re losing your mind.” She twirled her finger next to her temple as she whistled cuckoo.
If I could have breathed fire I would have in that moment. I charged Gabriela but before I could reach her I felt like I had hit a brick wall. I placed my hands out in front of me but they couldn’t cross the threshold. Gabriela’s smirk irritated me.
“I told you I wouldn’t let you enter,” she taunted and slammed the door. 

Author Bio

What do most people do when they go through a midlife crisis – buy a sports car or get a makeover? Not Kelley Grealis. Her career midlife crisis reignited her passion for creative writing.

A worker-bee by day, writer by night, Kelley is the author of The Descendant Vampire Series. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their two cats, riding her Harley, enjoying what few days of sunshine there are in Cleveland, and dreaming up the next story she wants to tell. Kelley is a graduate of both Baldwin Wallace College and Cleveland State University. Connect with her at 

Kelley Grealis
Author of The Descendant Vampire Series

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Becoming Invisible by Tiffany Carmouche


Becoming Invisible is the third book in The Alaskan Heart Saga, a Contemporary New Adult Series about finding unexpected love and a woman’s fight for survival.
Passion. ..Obsession. ..Love…Loss.

When fire consumes the Carlisle’s home and an obsessed serial killer continues to hunt Nicole and her family, Dylan and Bradley realize the only way to keep them alive is to help them become… invisible.

Review of Becoming Invisible
“Becoming Invisible is the third book of the series and it has you hitting the ground running. Another fantastic, descriptive, heart-pounding read from Tiffany Carmouche. The story continues at a perfect pace and will have your temperature rising with lust, your heart pounding with anticipation and have your body tingling with chills, a real rollercoaster read. The intrigue, romance and suspense is perfectly written from each of the characters perspectives so it gives you that little extra insight into their thoughts and emotions, pulling you further into the story. I’m totally hooked and begging for the next installment already!”~Nicki Wilson

Another Review of Becoming Invisible:

"The story continues with heart stopping love, mystery, and action. Tiffany can weave a tale of love suspense and mystery like no other. You will smile one minute and then gasp the next and when you think you know the answers HA! New questions will come into your mind! Leaving you wanting more! I love the strong characters of this book, they love and the fight for what they want and keep surviving.
Saying I loved this book is not really the right word , it is bigger than that word!
I recommend this to everyone because it will not disappoint. "~ Nikki Alper Targum Arc 

Another Review of Becoming Invisible:

“I love what Tiffany has created here. This emotional suspenseful romance that captivates you and gets you sucked in and begging for more. This is truly a MUST READ!!!!”~Karen Karwen

Another Review of Becoming Invisible:
"OMG! Now I'm HOOKED on this series! I'm a fan of the TV show Criminal Minds and claim to be a "profiler" that can detect serial killers. Well, I've decided that Tiffany Carmouche could get a job writing for them because this series is better than that. And did I mention that there is a sexy rock star and a hot bartender? This story keeps getting better and better and better. I'm sitting on the edge of my seat biting my nails and peeking through a crack between my fingers that are covering my eyes. But I can't stop reading! You won't be able to either. Each book in the Alaska series allows you to get closer and fall more in love or hate with the characters. You will join me in hating the villains, rooting for the lovers, screaming at your kindle, and needing to call 911 when you begin to have heart palpitations. These books are full of love, humor, action and suspense. There is something for everyone. Get to 1-clicking, you won't be disappointed! " ~Rose Puls

What are people saying about The Alaskan Heart Saga?

“…Suspense, love and sleepless nights.” Samantha Truedale, USA

“…A riveting story that tugged at my heart…” Kristina Snyder “It simply blew me away.”

“Intrigue, Deception, Romance and the beauty of the rugged Alaskan landscape…are the settings for Tiffany Carmouche’s masterpiece of writing.” ~ Theresa Stuart, California

“…A crazy thrill ride and I never want to get off.” Justine Vandale, Canada “…It's fast- paced and heart pounding. It was such a rush!”

“…Outstanding romance, intrigue, suspense & action.” Nicki Wilson, UK

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Getting to know author Tiffany Carmouche ~

Which six words would you use to describe yourself?

Sassy, persistent, dreamer, romantic, spontaneous, too trusting (okay that is seven opps)

1. Can you tell us a little about yourself?

Me? I’m a single mother... a survivor... a dreamer... a hopeless romantic... and an adventurer...

Best Selling Author Tiffany Carmouche has been given the title, The Queen of The Cliffhanger and Best Unknown Author You Need to Discover. When Tiffany Carmouché is not writing suspenseful romance novels, you can find her sculpting, traveling, teaching, singing, dancing, escaping in music or enjoying her family.

From skydiving in Alaska to scuba diving in Hawaii, Carmouch√© has traveled the world seeking adventure and it is apparent in the books she writes. Her adventures include riding camels in Africa, swimming under the stars in Puerto Rico, dancing salsa in Ecuador, and walking the cobblestone roads of Assisi, Italy. She has also found fulfillment working with the disabled and orphans in Argentina and Mexico. Her most cherished moments, however, have been watching her two beautiful daughters grow and strive to accomplish their own dreams.Despite all of these amazing experiences, she has survived many struggles. There was a time she felt defeated, but now she is recommitted to savoring experiences both in the novels she writes and in the life she lives each day. Her secret hope is that anyone who is struggling will realize there is a light at the end of the tunnel and no matter how hard the fight, no matter how many times they have been knocked down, it is always worth staggering up to their feet and learning to breathe again. Please visit my author page at

Have you read the first two books in the series?

The Impostor, A Love Story Amazon Link
Obsession and Sacrifice Amazon Link

The Impostor, A Love Story First book in series B&N
Obsession and Sacrifice Barnes and Noble

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