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Interview with Shadowborn’s Jocelyn Adams

Back of the Book:

Why me?

That’s the question Lila Gray asks every time yet another bad guy tries to destroy the earth, and she learns she’s the only one who can stop it. Once again, something’s on the prowl, leaving hundreds of comatose, soulless victims in its wake.

Couldn’t the deadliest assassins of the Otherworld go after someone else instead of the brand new Queen of the Seelie? One who still hasn’t adapted to her new role.

Lila would ask Liam Kane, King of the Unseelie, for advice, but something’s off with him, too. He’s holding back. In some way. About some thing. In fact, he refuses to tell her what’s going on.

The truth holds Lila back from the greatness of her role—the people she was born to lead—the man who she desperately loves—and the solution to the latest war raging around her.

To find the answers, she’ll need to fight through her own darkness and embark on a journey through her psyche.

If she doesn’t succeed, the Shadowborn will claim not only her world, but her soul.

ShadowbornAmazon, Barnes & Noble

The Glass ManAmazon, Barnes & Noble

About Jocelyn Adams

Jocelyn Adams grew up on a cattle farm in Lakefield and has remained a resident of Southern Ontario her entire life, most recently in Muskoka. She has worked as a computer geek, a stable hand, a secretary, and spent most of her childhood buried up to the waist in an old car or tractor engine with her mechanically inclined dad. But mostly, she’s a dreamer with a vivid imagination and a love for fantasy (and a closet romantic — shhh!). When she isn’t shooting her compound bow in competition or writing, she hangs out with her husband and young daughter at their little house in the woods.

Jocelyn Adams will now take your questions:

Q. Tell us about your book!

Love to!  Shadowborn is the middle child of the Lila Gray Trilogy.  While The Glass Man focused on Lila, who she was and who she will be, book two centers more on the relationships between Lila and everyone else, especially a certain dark fae, and her growth as a woman and a leader.  It also introduces a villain born of shadow, who threatens not only Lila, but everyone with a soul.

Q. What is Lila Gray’s greatest strength, biggest flaw?

Lila is fiercely loyal and powerful, and a life lived in the wild places while running from Parthalan has hardened her for the tasks ahead.  The source of her greatest strength is also the cause of her greatest weakness.  While her hardness allowed her to survive, it has also given her a stone crust around her heart.  Letting others into her deep places is going to take someone who’s as stubborn and determined as she is most of the time.  J

Q. What is the hardest part of writing for you?

Keeping the voices quiet.  What?  Did I really say that out loud?  *snort*  Seriously, though, it’s the truth no matter how crazy it sounds.  My mind likes to weave stories, and sometimes it’s not always keen on concentrating on what I want/need to write.

Q. What one question do you wish an interviewer would ask you but never has?

How did you survive four older siblings?  My answer would be that I eventually grew strong enough to fight back.  As for what I did up until that point … where do you think I learned how to plot?  😉

Q. What are you working on now? Do you tend to work on multiple projects or one at a time?

My current WIP is a paranormal romance between a wood nymph and a werewolf.  I’m stretching my wings on this one a little, exploring the depths of my characters to a greater extent than ever before.  Oh, geez, you know me on the multiple projects dealy.  J  I have three novels at least half done or greater, a couple more that are begun, and I’m sure I’ll knock off a few more short stories before long, too.  How do I turn it off?!

Q. What is your favorite line from this book?

Definitely this one – it sums up Lila’s constant struggle with her feelings for Liam:  I tilted my face forward, unable to speak the lie that would make him go away, or the truth that would make him stay.

Q. What are you reading right now? Do you read a book at a time or more than one?

I’m completely engrossed in Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling paranormal romance series.   Unique world, strong characters, two of my favorite things.  I tend to devour one book and go right into the next.

Q. What do you like to do when you’re not writing? Any hobbies?

Right now my six year old tends to consume all of my free time, and I love it.  Other than dabbling with my web page, writing and reading are my time-fillers of choice.

Q. Who is your favorite writer now?

Without a doubt, it has to be Karen Marie Moning, though Nalini Singh & Ilona Andrews come close seconds.   The depth of KMM’s characters has me enthralled every single time.  Jericho Barrons from her Fever series is my favorite literary personalities of all time.  I usually have a character figured out quickly, but up until the last book, I still didn’t know who or what he was.

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♥ Jocelyn Adams writes adult novels

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Cover Reveal — Resonance by J.A. Belfield

And here it is people:

Resonance

A Holloway Pack Story #2.5

by J.A. Belfield

Target Reader: Adult

Keywords: Urban Fantasy, Werewolf

Back of the Book Blurb:

Guilt is a heavy burden for the one carrying it.

Jem Stonehouse is no exception to this rule.

What if she’d acted sooner? What if she’d fully recognised the threat? What if she hadn’t allowed the male pack members to head into the witches’ ambush?

For one, youngest pack member Josh Larsen wouldn’t be trapped in the sleep of the dead.

Now, Jem is convinced it’s her job to bring him back to life no matter what it takes— learning more about her heritage, risking pack exposure, or travelling to places she couldn’t have imagined possible.

Even if the journey endangers her soul.

 This series is so good it’s /swoonworthy/hearpumping/hot/ unique. In fact, I love everything about this series. If you haven’t read it, run don’t walk to a computer near you and order these books! 🙂 Start from the beginning  and READ. Seriously, if you love paranormal, you’ll love these stories. 🙂

Add it to your Goodreads TBR!

Other Books in this series include:

Instinct (#0) Eternal (#.5) Darkness & Light (#1) Blue Moon (#2) (Coming December 3, 2012)

Release Date: April 2, 2013

What do you think? Would you read it? Holler if you like hot werewolf boys! 🙂


Cover Reveal: Silent Echoes by Aimee Laine

Coming March 11, 2013

    

I love this cover, don’t you?       

 

Silent Echoes

Games of Zeus #2

by Aimee Laine

Release Date: March 11, 2013

Target Reader: Adult

Keywords: Paranormal RomanceRomance,
Thriller/Suspense

Back of the Book:
For years, Ian Sands has enjoyed his life as a bachelor, taking advantage of singlehood and exploring his own definition of passion—whoever she may be. Blonde. Brunette. Tall. Short. Hot. Not. Five months ago, all that changed.

Ian’s been celibate, frustrated and desperately seeking answers to why one woman, who doesn’t play by girls’ rules, haunts his every waking moment.

As a renovations specialist, Taylor Marsh lives, works and breathes construction—a profession her southern belle of a mother would rather Taylor not touch. The same goes for Ian; Mama Marsh would never approve of him.

Like Ian, though, each time he and Taylor draw near, something compels her to get closer.

Something else tells her to run away.

Fast.

 

As much as their histories suggest they shouldn’t be together, neither Taylor nor Ian can deny the pull, and the two succumb, indulging in a relationship that brings pleasure to body, mind and soul.

Doing so, though, also ushers in a series of events both should have foreseen as well as one final outcome neither expected.
 

URL: http://www.jtaylorpublishing.com/books/26

Other Books in this series include:
Hide & Seek

For more on Aimee Laine:

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4767490.Aimee_Laine

http://www.aimeelaine.com/blog/

http://www.facebook.com/aimee.laine.3

https://twitter.com/aimeelaine

* Note: Book is Adult paranormal romance

I can’t wait you read it, how about you?


The P.U.R.E. is here!

Whoo hoo! Ms Gillian will join us in May for an interview, but for today …

The P.U.R.E.

No one ever said Gayle Lindley’s first job would be a killer.
Fresh out of college, Gayle’s career path should follow the yellow brick road straight to the top. Thanks to a menial errand gone wrong, a wayward tongue, and a randy supervisor who won’t take ‘no’ for an answer, Gayle’s stuck in corporate hell.
Discovering a company secret only turns up the heat.
The one part of her life not going down in flames is her friendship with the gorgeous, but intensely private, Jon Cripps. Jon would make the perfect consolation prize for Gayle’s pity party if dating a co-worker wasn’t career suicide. Then again, with all Gayle has been through, maybe falling in love is the lucky break she needs.
Hitting the cool sheets with Jon soothes her mind and body, but it also enrages whoever’s behind the smokescreen she’s uncovered at work. Someone is willing to kill to protect their secrets, and Gayle and Jon are the targets.
With both her heart and livelihood at stake, Gayle’s early career-limiting moves could turn into life-terminating ones.

Find out more here ….

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13057705-the-p-u-r-e

http://www.amazon.com/The-P-U-R-E-ebook/dp/B007SNMJUG/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_1

http://clairegillian.com/the-pure/

♦ Claire Gillian is an Adult Romance Writer


Guest Author Interview with Rebecca Hart


Cover Reveal

Elysandra Winters has always yearned for a life of adventure on the rolling seas and is willing to do whatever it takes to fulfill her dream. When her Privateer father continually refuses to allow his only daughter to sail, Ellie defies him, disguises herself as a boy, and goes in search of a captain who will give her a chance to prove her worth.
Thanks to the cursed selkie blood coursing through his veins, Daniel O’Rourke needs the sea to survive. After giving up on his humanity and spending three years in seal form, he decides to give his human side another chance. Daniel goes in search of a job and a sense of normalcy, earning himself a position aboard Captain Winter’s ship, The Surf Runner. However, his new captain’s first assignment has nothing at all to do with sailing, and everything to do with his headstrong young daughter.

Years later, when the leader of a band of bloodthirsty pirates murders Captain Winters, Daniel and Elysandra’s lives come crashing back together with the force of a hurricane. Both experts in deception, they must find a way to trust each other if they are to have any hope of hunting down the captain’s killer.

Author Interview~

Joining us today is adult paranormal romance writer, Rebecca Hart.  A single parent of three, she lives in Upstate, NY. When she doesn’t have her nose buried in her laptop as an IT Specialist, Rebecca spends as much time as possible outdoors, writing instead.  Ms. Hart will now take your questions:

1.      We love your cover. It’s mysterious and suggests adventure. Can you tell us anything about what inspired you to write this story?

I have always had a rather unhealthy obsession with pirates and old tall ships, even as a child. About eight months ago, I saw a call for submissions for an anthology featuring pirate tales and thought, “this is right up my alley. I need to write something for this.” So I sat down with my laptop and the start of Ellie’s story came bursting out. The original short story never made it to the intended publication, having gotten lost in the world of cyber mail. The entire time I waited to hear back from them, Ellie was in the back of my head telling me she had a lot more to say, maybe even enough to fill a novel. She can be very insistent, so figured the best way to get her to hush was to write it all down – and Call of the Sea was born.

2.      When did you first start writing?

In high school. I used to be a voracious historical romance reader, consuming sometimes 3 books a week. Something in one of the stories I had read bothered me – ALOT. I didn’t like what happened to the MC’s, the way the tale ended. Being young and full of myself, I decided that I could write a story just as good as the author had, and started on a historical romance novel. I only wrote the first three chapters of the novel before college started and my notebooks got put away, but I still have the story. Believe me, it is terrible and cliché, but it was the first story I ever wrote. Every so often I take it out, give it a read and giggle at how terrible it really is.

3.      What sort of books did you read as a teen? What do you like to read now?

In my younger teens I read Nancy Drew mysteries, Judy Bloom, and what would be my favorite books of all time, the Chronicles of Narnia. As I got older, my tastes turned to romance (like most girls, I suppose), and I moved into historical romance novels. If there was a ship or a pirate theme to the story, I scooped it up.

4.      Your cover gives a sense of romance, too. Are you a romantic at heart?

Absolutely. I don’t think you can absorb the amount of romantic fiction I did growing up and not have romantic spirit. Besides, I have the best example of true love in my own life. My parents have been happily married for 42 years now (who does that anymore?). I don’t think you can grow up around that kind of love and dedication to each other without it affecting how you look at relationships and what you strive for in your own.

5.      What advice can you give young writers who are just getting started?

Read everything you can get your hands on and write something every single day. Even if it is complete drivel, the act of making yourself commit and write will only help as you get further down the road. The other piece of advice — never give up on yourself. If you have the desire to write, the need to do it, don’t let anyone stop or discourage you. I’m forty-two and this is my debut novel. I consider myself living proof that you are never too old to chase after a dream.

Website: www.rebeccahartwriting.com
Blog: www.rebeccahartwriting.wordpress.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/Rebelhart69 (@rebelhart69)

***Please note, Rebecca Hart is an adult romance writer.