Alpha male blog tour

Alpha males…What is your favorite thing about them?

Over 200 blogs are sharing what they love about an Alpha male with prizes on each.  Yes that’s right, a chance to win at over 200 sites.

AND……

there are 3 Grand prizes

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $130 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: The following Swag Pack!
When you enter each site make sure you comment that way you are entered to win the grand prize and also a chance to win a $5 Gift Card to Amazon from us here.
I would have to say that Alphas are just amazing I mean seriously, who doesn’t love the take charge, sensitive, caring, growling I wanna make you mine kinda guy?!?
I would have to say that my favorite of all time are vampires.  I do love a shifter but there is just something about a vampire!
Some of my all time faves are Wrath, Alexander, Bones, Zsadist and Quinn…I could go on but I won’t 🙂
Make sure you comment and all but the swag pack are international and GOOD LUCK!!!
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Angie Fox interview and giveaway

 

I want to thank Angie Fox for the great interview and giveaway.  Make sure you check out PNN and enter to win but commenting and telling us your favorite headline!

 

What inspired you to write Immortally Yours, the first novel in your new Monster MASH series?
I wanted to do something different. Plus, I love writing books that are not only about the hero and heroine, but also about the community where they live. A quirky, paranormal MASH unit sounded like a blast to write. Plus, I love books about special ops soldiers. They are too sexy. So I made my hero a tough-as-nails wounded warrior and my heroine is the doctor who saves him (in more ways than one).

 

What key things make your stories work?

Like with any story, I think you have to make sure characters are both dynamic, and down-to-Earth. They have to be doing things, learning things, exploring issues that are exciting and new and make us want to turn the pages. Yet, we need to be able to relate on a fundamental level to their very real struggles.

 

One of the challenges – and the great joys – of writing Immortally Yours was balancing the humor with the stark tragedy of war.

 

Petra and her colleagues at the MASH 3063rd have been drafted until the end of the war, which is bad for Petra but even worse for people like her vampire roommate, Marius. They’re living in this quirky, ad-hock camp, trying to make the best of it while they work long hours in the OR, putting soldiers back together – knowing that they’re probably going to see these injured heroes again and again – if they’re lucky.

 

The underlying tragedy brings the oddball personalities in the camp together. They develop ways to keep their sanity and to create the kind of relationships that offer a port in the storm.

 

Without giving anything away, what is/are your favorite scene(s) in Immortally Yours?

Probably the scene where Petra has a heart-to-heart with her werewolf roommate, while they sit out fishing by the tar swamp. It’s such a slice of life at the MASH 3063rd. Plus, I love how each of the supporting characters has their own story to tell.

What themes in your fiction writing seem to drive you the most?

I tend to write about characters who struggle against the system, and the powers who tell them who they “should” be. In the Monster MASH series, I also tackle everything that drives me crazy about mindless government, bureaucracy and the seemingly insurmountable forces that seek to control our daily lives.

 

It’s about people who stand up, despite the odds, and take that control back. Plus, Immortally Yours was simply a fun book to write. It was a great challenge to construct a new world that is starker than ours, yet holds many of the same challenges.

 

 

Do you work on multiple novels at once? If so, how many?

I wish I could work on more than one project at once. Alas, I can’t even write on a novel and a book proposal at the same time. My brain has tunnel vision that way. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that I’m always subconsciously working on story ideas, and I need to focus that energy.

 

What novels, books, articles, magazines or other media most useful when you are researching your novels?

It depends on the novel. For the Accidental Demon Slayer series, the best research I ever did was to ride around with Harley bikers. It made my biker witches so much more realistic.

 

For Immortally Yours, I spent a lot of time learning about how MASH camps operate. I also called up my nurse and doctor friends and asked them questions like: if I was going to make a banshee do X, Y and Z, by how much would I need to increase normal lung capacity? And what does that mean physically? How would they look different? Sound different?

 

And then I watched Patton to get a feel for my camp commander (and because I like Patton).

 

Research really does vary from book to book. There’s no one “right” way to do it. It’s all about what inspires you and enables you to write a better book.

 

What is your writing schedule like?

I write in the mornings for about four hours. The afternoon is spent on research or on emails, reader correspondence and interviews like this one.

 

What attracted you to Paranormal Fiction? Have you always written Paranormal?

I’ve always loved paranormals. In fact, I remember discovering them back in college. In my sophomore year, there were six of us, living in this tiny place. One night, my roommates started talking about Interview with the Vampire. They were shocked I’d never heard of it and, like the enablers they were, they managed to put together Ann Rice’s entire vampire series, which they stacked next to my bed the next day. I picked up the first book and wow. I was always a good student, but I skipped class for the next week and read the series straight through.

 

Ironically, when I decided to actually try and write a book of my own, I completely ignored my love of paranormals. Because, you know, that makes sense. I decided to write mystery/suspense with lots of science and research involved. I’d outline, I’d write pages and pages of character notes, I’d force myself to do those little note cards. And I hate note cards. In retrospect, I was fighting my voice. When I was about ready to go insane, I’d sneak off and read Jim Butcher, Anne Rice or Kerrelyn Sparks, just to catch a break.

 

It took three unpublished books for it to click and for me to realize that hmm…maybe I should write the kind of books I love to read. I had this spark of an idea about a preschool teacher who is forced to run off with a gang of geriatric biker witches and The Accidental Demon Slayer was born. Instead of a 20-page plot outline, I had a 5-page list of ideas, one of which included “but little did they know, all the Shoney’s are run by werewolves.” Instead of following the rules, I broke a few. Instead of painstakingly writing over the course of a year, I grinned my way through the book and had a complete manuscript in five months.

 

The opening chapters did well in contests and caught the eye of Leah Hultenschmidt, who asked to see the whole thing. Leah bought the book less than a week after I finished it. And I didn’t write one single note card.

 

 

What’s next? /this is where you share whatever bookish you’d like to share.

The next Monster MASH book, Immortally Embraced, comes out in February 2013. Then book three, Immortally Ever After, releases in August 2013. Also, in the spring, I’m going to be releasing the fifth book in the Accidental Demon Slayer series, My Big Fat Demon Slayer Wedding.

 

Many authors focus on social media and other creative marketing strategies. How do you promote your books?

I’m all about creative marketing. It’s fun and my brain just thinks that way. For the Accidental Demon Slayer series, I developed the What’s Your Biker Witch Name quiz? It went viral, which has been a blast. You haven’t lived until you get emails from physicists in China telling you that their biker witch names are things like Wino Wally No Brakes and Two Date Tessa Hard Rider. And now for a shameless plug: you can get your biker witch name at: www.angiefox.com.

 

For Immortally Yours, I’m doing a quirky little viral program that is cracking me up right now because it is getting slightly out of control (which in my world, means things are going well). I’m offering readers an interactive experience that centers around the news network that is covering the war.

 

In this new series, PNN is the paranormal version of CNN. So I’m basically setting up the “official” PNN website to be like The Onion, only paranormal. It allows me to have a blast, while giving readers a taste of the series and immersing them in the world of PNN. Plus, it’s an entertaining way to poke fun at the love/hate relationship I have with 24-hour cable news. Check it out at www.PNN-Network.com

GIVEAWAY
In fact, I’d be glad to give away a signed copy of Immortally Yours right here. Just check out PNN-Network.com, then comment here with your favorite headline and you’re entered to win

Angie’s Website: http://www.angiefox.com/

PNN Network: http://pnn-network.com/

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1332605.Angie_Fox

Other books by Angie Fox:

 


 

Phantom Shadows Blog Tour

I am so happy to be participating in Dianne’s blog tour. Please enjoy the series spotlight and at the very end of the post there is a giveaway where you have a chance to win one of the first 3 books signed and some swag! Thank you for coming!

Darkness Dawns

Immortal Guardians Book 1

In this dazzling, sensual novel, Dianne Duvall beckons readers into a world of vampires, immortals, and humans with extraordinary gifts . . . where passion can last forever, if you’re willing to pay the price . . .

Once, Sarah Bingham’s biggest challenge was making her students pay attention in class. Now, after rescuing a wounded stranger, she’s landed in the middle of a battle between corrupt vampires and powerful immortals who also need blood to survive. Roland Warbrook is the most compelling man Sarah has ever laid hands on. But his desire for her is mingled with a hunger he can barely control . . . In his nine centuries of immortal existence, no woman has tempted Roland as much as Sarah. But asking her to love him is impossible — when it mean forfeiting the world she’s always known, and the life he would do anything to protect.

Night Reigns

Immortal Guardians Book 2

Dianne Duvall portrays a world of temptation, loyalty, and heartbreak . . . a world where danger and desire walk hand in hand . . .

Ami isn’t much for trusting strangers. She has a hard time trusting anyone. But she’s no coward, and she’s no pushover in the protection department either. So when she comes across a mysterious warrior taking on eight deranged vampires on his own, she doesn’t hesitate to save his bacon. Of course, that was before she realized what one little rescue would get her into . . . Marcus Grayden has been an immortal protector of humanity for eight hundred years, and at the moment he’s not interested in backup. From the moment Ami arrives in his life, he can’t deny that she’s strong, smart, and extremely skilled at watching his back. But she’s also destroying his protective solitude and stirring desires he can’t bear to awaken. After all, whatever her secrets — how can she defeat death itself?

Phantom Shadows

Immortal Guardians Book 3

Dianne Duvall lures readers into a world of romance and suspense, where love can mean the difference between life and death . . .

Dr. Melanie Lipton is no stranger to the supernatural. She knows immortals better than they know themselves, right down to their stubborn little genes. So although a handsome

rogue immortal seems suspicious to her colleagues, Sebastien Newcombe intrigues Melanie. His history is checkered, his scars are impressive, and his ideas are daring. But it’s not his ideas that have Melanie fighting off surges of desire . . .

Bastien is used to being the bad guy. In fact, he can’t remember the last time he had an ally he could trust. But Melanie is different–and under her calm, professional exterior he senses a passion beyond anything in his centuries of experience. Giving in to temptation is out of the question–he can’t put her in danger. But she isn’t asking him . . .

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Kindle Contest

Don’t miss Dianne’s big kindle contest! In addition to the giveaway here at Bookish Babbles With Michelle, she’s giving away THREE Kindles (or Kindle Gift Cards if you already have one) to celebrate the release of PHANTOM SHADOWS. See her website for details.

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Foreplay by Jill Myles

This was a great beginning to a series and gives us a look into how Jackie becomes a Succubus.  In the beginning the book tells how Jackie was going for a promotion and didn’t end up getting and she was horribly upset.  To drown out her sorrows Jackie goes to a bar and gets drunk and is told to leave after having one too many.  She leaves the bar and things start happening but she isn’t exactly sure what is going on.

I can’t wait to read the first book in this series after reading this novella to lead us into the next.  This novella has definitely left me wanting more!

I give this novella 4 Hoots

CL Parker series Spotlight book tour

This series is one of my favorite series out there!  If you have not read about it yet then you don’t know what you are missing! Every single book will have you by the seat of your pants and wanting more so make sure you get all 3 book the links are below! 

Supernova:

Somewhere between the first twinkling of stars in the night sky and the break of dawn, two souls from two unique worlds collide, creating an everlasting supernova.
Kerrigan Cruz and Dominic Grayson are among the chosen few who have the gift, or the curse, of being able to walk between two worlds.  It is on the cusp of where these beings meet that everything changes and life as they know it is turned upside down. Fantasy becomes reality and what shouldn’t be, is.
Forced by destiny, their chance encounter is breathed to life by the one thing that can make even the most impossible of impossibilities a reality.  Something so complex in nature, yet as simple as a flicker of thought to exercise. Most normal people go about their everyday lives never even suspecting its existence. But it is out there…it is the Light.
The universe has granted the power of the Light to a chosen bloodline charged with the responsibility of protecting our right to choose our destiny. But in the shadows, darkness wreaks havoc in the lives of the unsuspecting. Yes, another world does exist, and it holds secrets beyond what the most vivid imagination can comprehend.
 
Supernova:  His curse. Her gift. Their destiny.
Cataclysm:
They thought the worst of the storm was behind them, but in reality they had only weathered impossible odds to find they were smack dab in the eye of an unforgiving cyclone. More was on the way. The raging bands of chaos that surrounded them forced the destructive walls of the monster to close in around them. Taking on a life of its own, the storm growled and gnashed its teeth, threatening to devour everything they ever were or ever would be. There would be nothing but devastation left in its wake, and it had its sights set on Kerrigan Cruz and Dominic Grayson.
Through the howling winds and punishing lashes of rain a stranger came. The promise of a better tomorrow, a brighter, sunnier life filled with hopes and dreams rested in the palm of his hand. It was knowledge, a formidable weapon when wielded by the right person at just the right time. If she can only harness the power of this stranger’s knowledge, Kerrigan might be able to save the one she loves before he fades into nothingness, and she is left all alone.
But was this stranger friend or foe? Drawn to her side by an unseen force, will he enlighten Kerrigan, or will he seek to claim her for his own?
Cataclysm: Through the darkness of night, Light will lead the way.
Nexus and the final installment:
Kerrigan Cruz and Dominic Grayson have fulfilled their destiny, clearing the way for a new Guardian of the Light to emerge. The product of her parents’ mixed bloodlines, Victoria Milena Cruz-Grayson must defend the world as the only Guardian of Mankind in existence.
With the weight of the world on her shoulders, Tori must find a way to keep it from falling before the gravity of her existence sends her crashing to her knees and mankind along with her. The real war is inside her psyche; good versus evil in a battle between Light and Dark. But she is not alone in her quest.
The Guardian of the Guardian, Dante is destined to fight by her side. With an arsenal of wicked charm, seduction, and the ability to ignite a raging inferno, his allure is powerful. Will it be enough to convince Tori to choose him?
Coming between them is a man whose existence is confined to her dreams. The only friend Tori has ever known, a man she has grown to love over her short eighteen years. She doesn’t know his name, or why he’s there, but she can’t deny the feelings she has for him. There’s only one problem; when he leaves, her dreams become nightmares plagued by demonic beings hellbent on viciously murdering her loved ones. Over and over again.
Two men, both pledging their undying love and unyielding loyalty, but one is not at all what he seems.
Torn between her lifelong friend and the man destined to stand by her side, the Guardian of Mankind must choose her path. The fate of the world depends on her getting it right. But how can she choose when she doesn’t really know who she is to begin with?
Nexus: There is one truth . . . Everything happens for a reason.

Supernova:    http://ph.thewriterscoffeeshop.com/books/detail/22

Cataclysm:      http://ph.thewriterscoffeeshop.com/books/detail/36

 Nexus:     http://ph.thewriterscoffeeshop.com/books/detail/64