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)

Blurb:


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.






Book links: 

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Birthright-Dark-Gifts-Willow-Cross-ebook/dp/B0052F7IHQ/ref=la_B0052ZBR6E_1_3_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1388420591&sr=1-3


Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dark-gifts-birthright-willow-cross/1101222609?ean=2940011283611


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


Ingredients

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



Directions


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! 
http://word.office.live.com/wv/WordView.aspx?FBsrc=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fattachments%2Fdoc_preview.php%3Fmid%3Dmid.1384395315018%253A24b749cf9f6e9b6947%26id%3D1bc24bc013b3d0e55fd1b18a2aef03c6%26metadata&access_token=100003311142656%3AAQD_X-HeikJ5tOLW&title=calendar+11-13

Youtube video~ http://youtu.be/zvQvzSb_NN8

Facebook event page ~
https://www.facebook.com/events/170151469847018/

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.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fracture-The-Secret-Enemy-Saga-by-Virginia-McKevitt/285716591492370?sk=app_228910107186452

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

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fracture-The-Secret-Enemy-Saga-by-Virginia-McKevitt/285716591492370?sk=app_228910107186452



And just because you guys are awesome...

Here's my own Rafflecopter giveaway!

a Rafflecopter giveaway