Interview & Giveaway: Gena Showalter

burning dawnGena Showalter’s third Angels of the Dark book is out tomorow. And I am so excited to share the deets:

A tormented past has left Thane with an insatiable need for violence, making him the most dangerous assassin in the skies. He lives by a single code: no mercy. And as he unleashes his fury on his most recent captor, he learns no battle could have prepared him for the slave he rescues from his enemy’s clutches—a beauty who stokes the fires of his darkest desires.

Elin Vale has her own deep-rooted scars, and her attraction to the exquisite warrior who freed her challenges her every boundary. But Thane’s unwavering determination to protect her means she must face her greatest fears—and enter a world in which passion is power, and victory means breathtaking surrender.

The fabulous Ms Showalter is here today to answer all of my burning questions about the new book and some of her other series.

Jen: Hi Gena! It’s so great of you to stop by the blog to chat today! I hear rumors that Burning Dawn is the last book in the Angels of the Dark series. Say it isn’t so! [Read more…]

Interview & Giveaway: Abigail Roux

Ball&Chain_TourBannerBy Abigail Roux

Welcome to the Ball & Chain virtual tour! If you’re following along, you’ll  be able to win yourself some goodies that might just save your life!  I’ve got five Survival Kits in a Sardine Can, perfect for traveling and hiking or taking with you to remote island weddings where people might be dying. And I’ve got five sets of trading cards with original artwork and character work-ups for the less adventurous readers!
 
Every comment on this blog tour enters you in a drawing to win one of five Survival Kits in a Sardine Can or one of five sets of trading cards with original artwork. Entries close at midnight, Eastern Time, on April 1, and winners will be announced on April 3rd. Contest is valid worldwide.

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Jen’s Q&A with Abigail Roux

Jen: Hi Abi! Thanks so much for visiting the blog. I’m such a fan of the Cut and Run series, and I am often struck by how hard core the support is for these books. What is it about them, do you think, that has inspired such a devoted following?

Abigail: I wish I knew and I could repeat it over and over for the rest of my career. I know it’s about the characters, that people have latched onto them and love them.

http://www.dreamstime.com/-image4206965Jen: The series is nearing its end.  Have you ever been tempted to extend it?

Abigail: Never. I had a specific plan for Ty and Zane’s story arc, and to extend the books would just draw out their torture. I suppose the Sidewinder Series is a sort of extension for the characters, but Ty and Zane will be more like supporting characters there.Readers seem to be excited for any stories from this world.

Jen: What can you tell us about Cross & Crown?

Abigail: Cross & Crown is book 2 in the Sidewinder Series. It will follow Nick and Kelly, but it’s a different formula from he Cut & Run books. Sidewinder will be less about the relationship arc and more of an episodic adventure series. They’re a lot of fun.

Jen: Do you plan on giving any other secondary characters their own stories? Any deets?

Abigail: Frankly, I never planned on giving Nick and Kelly their own stories! I’ve learned that plans never work anyway, so I stopped making them.

Jen: What else are you working on right now?

Abigail: Right now I’m working on the third book of the Sidewinder Series, Lost & Found. It’s sort of a Christmas Special for the universe, more of a feel good thing than any of the other books.

Jen: Do you have plans to attend any cons this year? Do you enjoy them?

Abigail: I have GRL on my calendar. I do enjoy them quite a bit, even if they can be exhausting. The Q&A sessions always end up being fun.

Jen: I love following you on Tumblr. Is that the best way for fans to keep up with you online?

Abigail: It depends on what aspect fans want to follow. My Tumblr is very unprofessional! I have a Facebook fan page that’s good for book updates. I sporadically mumble on Twitter. My personal Facebook is just that, it’s personal. People who want that are welcome to follow. I try to divide things up, because different readers want different things from authors. Some don’t want to hear me talk about my daughter, or see my burgeoning obsession with the new BBC Musketeers show.

A big thanks to Abigail Roux for visiting the blog today! Be sure to check out Ball & Chain… It’s out this week!

Spotlight & Giveaway: SE Jakes

I recently read both installments in SE Jakes’ Hell or High Water series and really enjoyed them!  Now, she’s re-releasing Free Falling, a story set in the same world.  Please welcome her to the blog!

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Thanks so much for having me here today, so I can shout about the fact that Free Falling’s getting a re-release with Riptide!  I’m so excited about this, you have no idea. For me, this is the book that started the Hell or High Water series (see below for more on that).

Free Falling originally came out in December of 2012—it was the first book I self-published, and I worked with Sarah Frantz as my editor (and she’s now my Riptide editor as well) and the entire experience was simply awesome.

This would also be the second book Prophet inserted himself into (the first was Bound For Keeps).  It was then I realized that the man needed his own series or else he would show up in every single book I wrote.  But for Free Falling, it certainly cemented the bond between Blue and Prophet.  I’ve brought Blue and Mick back in Long Time Gone (Hell or High Water 2) and yes, I’m totally planning a Free Falling sequel, which would happen sometime post Dirty Love (Dirty Deeds 3).  Because I can’t get enough of Blue, my favorite thief, and Mick, the man who’ll chase him every single time.

The great thing about moving this book to Riptide is that now all my EE, Ltd. books are in one place AND Free Falling will now be available everywhere in eFormat AND in print!!! The cover looks gorgeous in person.

Contest:
Every comment on this blog tour enters you in a drawing to win one of three SIGNED copies of Hell or High Water series: Catch a Ghost and Long Time Gone. Entries close at midnight, Eastern Time, on March 24th, and winners will be announced on March 25th.  Contest is valid worldwide.

free fallingSometimes falling in love is the most dangerous thing of all.

Blue is a thief who lives for adrenaline and danger. And when he meets Mick, a mercenary, he’s hit with a buzz of attraction like the rush of a high-rise job without a safety rope. But after making plans to get together, Mick leaves him hanging, and Blue vows never again.

A year later, Mick watches helplessly as Blue stumbles into the middle of one of Mick’s jobs. Risking his cover and their lives, Mick saves Blue and cares for him as he recuperates, but neither man has any idea how to handle the intimacy this forces them into.

Once Blue is safe, Mick redoubles his efforts to take down the drug lord responsible—and disappears. Blue goes after him, determined to return the favor and rescue the man he loves, no matter the cost.

Thanks to SE Jakes for visiting the blog today! Be sure to comment to enter the giveaway.

The Devil DeVere: Spotlight & Kindle Fire Giveaway

Shelly is a big fan of Victoria Vane’s Devil DeVere series.  The book covers are getting a makeover, and Vane is celebrating with the giveaway of a Kindle Fire!  Take a look:

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A Wild Night’s Bride (Book #1 in the Devil DeVere Series)

She needs a protector… Once seduced by whispered promises of a faithless lover, Phoebe Scott is determined to make a name on the Covent Garden stage, but after three years of bit parts, she realizes she’ll never achieve her goals on her own merits. Acknowledging her success is dependent on a powerful patron, Phoebe is now resolved to find a protector to secure her future. With this goal in mind, she seeks out the best prospects at London’s most notorious brothel.

He’s avowed to celibacy…Sir Edward “Ned” Chambers has been lost and lonely since his wife’s death in childbirth. Burdened with blame, he has sworn to a life of celibacy, but after three years, he is inwardly edgy, irritable, and increasingly discontent. Perceiving the cause behind Ned’s unhappiness, as well as the obvious cure, his best friend and rake of the first order, “The Devil” DeVere, is hell-bent to return Ned to the land of the living. DeVere’s machinations result in an outrageous wager that could lead Ned to a new love… or land them all in the Tower!

Check out Shelly’s review or click to purchase from Amazon!
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