Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Look what came in the post today...




*Squee*, I received my first postcard and parcel here in Ireland...and it's not even my birthday yet!


Item number one, a postcard from Ghent, Belgium...from the wonderful, book-blogging Maryline (M's Bookshelf), saying that Ivory Guard (The Guard Duet #1) is still haunting her, but in a good way she assures me. :)
Thanks Maryline! 
I loved your BDay Giveaway. Giveaways are always a great opportunity to spread the word...and the books. :) 






Item number two, a parcel from TheBookDepository containing these three delights. Yay!



Sunday, April 13, 2014

Facing Shadows vs Ebony Fight - The Winner is...

urm...*scratching my head* ...I wish I knew.
Apparently you're as undecided as I am since the poll ended in a draw. :)

Well, I guess, I'll let my muse, or simply my inspiration, decide for me. I'll keep you posted and will try my best to keep the Events & Release Schedule section as up to date as possible.

In the meantime, I hope you'll be glad to hear that I'm overhauling my budget (a squeeze here and a pinch there) to allow for an editor. 
Even though I love English, it's not my native tongue, and those of you who have read my book(s), know that there's the odd sentence here and there (especially in my debut novel Blue Moon Rising). It's only natural for typos and punctuation errors to remain as well until there's a critical and professional eye going through every line, sifting them out.
So, while I'm working on Facing Shadows and Ebony Fight I hope there will be time (read: money) to start this editorial renovation of mine. :)


Saturday, April 5, 2014

One of those moments again...

...when you wished for pen and paper or just for your mind to be able to hold onto that brilliant scene or dialogue a bit longer...and suddenly it's gone.

Although I have a notebook on my nightstand, I've never really used it for what it was intended - to write down ideas that come to me while my mind wanders. Every time I wake up from a dream, utterly in knots and overlfowing with ideas that are vivid movies in my mind, those ideas become as slippery as an eel and elude me before I even have the chance to grab a pen. 
It's rather frustrating, really.


Friday, April 4, 2014

The Emperor's Edge Series by Lindsay Buroker

Author friend Leanne Crabtree recommended this series to me and I have to say I'm sooo glad she did. I love this series.
Last night I had (once again) one of those just-one-more-chapter-moments and ended up staying up all night to finish book 3. And this morning I downloaded the next in the series.
Really, if you love a good adventure in an interesting fantasy world with a pinch of steampunk and lots of action - you shouldn't miss this!


PS: The Emperor's Edge (The Emperor's Edge #1) is available for FREE on Amazon!


The Emperor's Edge (The Emperor's Edge, #1)Dark Currents (The Emperor's Edge, #2)Deadly Games (The Emperor's Edge, #3)Conspiracy (The Emperor's Edge, #4)Blood and Betrayal (The Emperor's Edge, #5)
Forged in Blood I (The Emperor's Edge, #6)Forged in Blood II (The Emperor's Edge, #7)

Sunday, March 30, 2014

The choice is yours - Facing Shadows vs Ebony Fight

After slowly settling in here in Ireland, I had a look at how Ivory Guard (The Guard Duet #1) was doing, especially in the USA, and it had me wondering which one of my books you are actually looking foward to the most. Facing Shadows or Ebony Fight
More of the Patroness...or the Ivory Guard?
Hmmm, guess it's time for a poll.

The choice is up to you!!!
Have a look at the poll in the right sidebar and help me figure out what book to publish first. :)

Facing Shadows (The Patroness #3)

The Turn has hit and magic rules the world once more, and Maiwenn and her friends have to face the chaos and the changes it brings.

Surely it can’t get worse, right?
Oh, yes it can.

When once again Morgan is out for revenge and after Maiwenn, Death is more than intrigued and sticks his nose in. Wanting to put an end to this feud once and for all he decides to put Maiwenn to the test.
The agreed reward: she may live.
A lethal obstacle course begins...






OR

Ebony Fight (The Guard Duet #2)
A witch on the run

After allying herself with Lillian’s Ivory Guard, Becca is determined to round up more like-minded demons and Ebonys that could help in their fight against the old system. She knows her actions draw unwelcome attention and that she has to be careful now more than ever before.
So is she foolish to trust Stone, the man who saves her life - and stirs her blood?

A demon out to get her

Stone is as cold and hard as his namesake. When he is ordered to infiltrate a group of rebellious demons to find out how far the do-gooder attitude has spread and to kill their leader, he doesn’t even blink. What he didn’t count on was Becca - the hot whirlwind turning his world and heart upside down.

…and all hell breaks loose.



Thursday, March 20, 2014

Coming Soon - A Paranormal Birthday Giveaway




Talking about birthdays earlier...my own is coming up next month. To celebrate in an appropriate book lover way, I rounded up some fellow indie authors and friends to organize a nice Paranormal Birthday Giveaway.

We will be offering a bouquet of paranormal delights to 3 happy winners, which will include an ecopy of Charlotte & Sebastian by Leanne Crabtree, Golden Dunes of Renhala by Amy Joy Lutchen, Shadow Touched by Lilou Roux, and an ecopy of my own Ivory Guard
Yes, you read right, 4 books for each lucky winner!!!


So mark your calendars and don't forget to come back...
it's my Paranormal Birthday Giveaway after all! :)



Learn more about the books up for grabs:

Charlotte & Sebastian by Leanne Crabtree



Charlotte works at the Agency, a place committed to stopping rogue paranormal beings from terrorizing members of the public.

Sebastian, a vampire, is the only paranormal working at the Agency and no-one but the Director knows why.

Charlotte should despise Sebastian, after all it was a vampire who murdered her family, but instead she finds herself drawn to him.

Sebastian is fascinated by Charlotte, the feisty young woman who equally wants and loathes him, and once he gets a taste of her he’ll do anything to make her his.









Ivory Guard (The Guard Duet #1) by Natalie Herzer

Life will make you stumble

One peaceful afternoon Lillian finds two angels in her living room – wings and gloriole and all – telling her she is an Ivory. Half human and half angel she is born to fight for humankind and to guard the hellholes where the membrane between worlds is at its weakest.
She, an important warrior? Yeah, riiiight.

Life can make you fall

Raz might be an angel but he doesn’t do compassion. His job is to train her, to make her a leader and that’s what he will do. So Lillian will just have to suck it up when she discovers the deadly truth behind his words. When she does exactly that, he has to admit there’s more to the bookworm than he thought. Much more. But there’s one thing he shouldn’t forget – in his world feelings come with a price. Is he willing to pay?

Love will give you wings.



Golden Dunes of Renhala (Renhala #2) by Amy Joy Lutchen
How do you live with a secret so dark and so deeply woven into your being that it threatens to smother your very existence, with no known way out? Use it to your advantage. Kailey Rooke, karmelean, and now a possibly unethical karma-for-hire, has spent the past year jumping from project to project without any real hope for salvation. With repercussions from her actions at every turn, she discovers that as time goes on, she loses a bit more of herself to that which feeds on her anguish--that which is thriving inside her own body.

When a new contract to find a missing girl arises, Kailey attempts to put her past and its associated problems on the back burner, but she soon finds out that treachery and deceit lie shortly ahead in Golden Dunes, only giving face to new problems, with one leading right back to her childhood past.

She struggles to complete her contract as her own life teeters on a fulcrum, constantly tipping according to karma’s whim. How long will she keep her balance? Which way will she fall?






Shadow Touched (Shadow Roamer #1) by Lilou Roux

They are the shadows.
They are the inbetween…neither day nor night but existing in both.
They guard and fight to keep the two worlds and their creatures apart.



Stella has always had a weakness for the dark so much so that she craves it like her next breath. While her friends would laugh at her weird moods, she has never felt anything more invigorating than sitting in lonely darkness. But one night, as restlessness strikes again, she finds herself face to face with the less peaceful facet night has to offer…

Making sure that humans stay to the light and darker creatures to the night, is a job he revels in. Until he meets Stella. Nero has never met a woman like her and soon realizes why: she is a Halfling; half shadow and half human, and an evidence of illicit interactions that is usually destroyed at birth, if not before. Nero knows the rules all too well but forbidden desire runs hot and before he knows it he pleads the King for four weeks.
Four weeks in which he has to train her.
Four weeks to show them that there is enough shadow inside of her…so that she may live.


Ivory Guard Giveaway with Tome Tender - And the Winners are...



The Amazon $10 Gift Card Winner is... 
Ross


The IVORY GUARD Ebook Winners are...
CJ S.
Courtney S.
Debby L.
Katha P.
Amie S.

First of all a big thank you to all for participating and spreading the word about the giveaway. Beth from Tome Tender told me the number of Twitter entries was huge. So thank you, guys!!!
For those of you who didn't win, don't you worry, there's always a next giveaway going on. Just have a look at the right sidebar, I keep it updated with all the events coming up. :) 

Last but not least, a special thanks to the girls from Tome Tender for a wonderful review and organizing this giveaway. Your work takes time and organizational skill, especially seeing how many giveaways and reviews you have always going on. I'm awed, and look forward to working with you again.
Keep up the great work!!!


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

M's Bookshelf BDay Giveaway!

You've been invited 

to M's 22nd BDay party!

The fabulous Maryline from M's Bookshelf soon celebrates her 22nd birthday and is organizing a great giveaway for that occasion, offering you a copy of Ivory Guard and many other great books. There are really a lot of books up for grabs, so you better just head over to her blog and have a look!!!


M's Bookshelf about Ivory Guard:

"Lillian is the perfect main character, and Raz the perfect broody, sexy though guy who, of course, turns out to be soft romantic as hell. ... Everything fit for me. The characters, their relationships, their conversations, the story line... Brilliant!...
Read the whole review here