Sizzling Summer Blog Hop Starts July 4th

The Romance Troupe’s Sizzling Summer Blog Hop is Almost Here!
Please join over 40 authors and bloggers as we celebrate summer with some fabulous romantic tales.
Each blog will feature a SIZZLING excerpt from one of the author’s own books or from one of their favorite reads.
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Dive into the fun on July 4th as we kick off our shoes,  find our favorite lounge chair, put on our big straw hat (so we can see our eReader, of course),
and enjoy the summer sun.
You could win……
An iPAD MINI
(US ONLY)
(Alternate prize for international winner)
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OR
Fabulous Swag Pack #1
+ $10 Amazon/B&N GC
+ Several surprise digital books
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Fabulous Swag Pack #2
+ $10 Amazon/B&N GC
+ Several surprise digital books
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We can’t wait to meet you!
Follow all Hop announcements via www.theromancetroupe.com
and on Twitter hashtag
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Sizzling Summer Blog Hop – July 4th – 7th

Celebrate summer with fabulous reads!  Join me as I share a free excerpt from my latest release, Waking Up Dead, The Western Werewolf Legend # 2 in The Romance Troupe’s first annual Sizzling Summer Blog Hop!  July 4th – July 7th

The Romance Troupe’s Sizzling Summer Blog Hop is Almost Here!

Please join over 40 authors and bloggers as we celebrate summer with some fabulous romantic tales.
Each blog will feature a SIZZLING excerpt from one of the author’s own books or from one of their favorite reads.

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Dive into the fun on July 4th as we kick off our shoes,
find our favorite lounge chair,
put on our big straw hat (so we can see our eReader, of course),
and enjoy the summer sun.

You could win……An iPAD MINI (US ONLY) (Alternate prize for international winner)

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OR Fabulous Swag Pack #1 + $10 Amazon/B&N GC + Several surprise digital books (US ONLY for Swag)

SwagPack#1

OR Fabulous Swag Pack #2 + $10 Amazon/B&N GC + Several surprise digital books (US ONLY for Swag)

SwagPack#2

We can’t wait to meet you!

Follow all Hop announcements via
http://www.theromancetroupe.com
and on Twitter hashtag
#SizzlingHop

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Krystal Shannan Magick, Adventure, and Romance.
JUST RIGHT from Decadent Publishing – Coming Soon!

Krystal Shannan Magick, Adventure, and Romance.  Author of…

Open House, Pool of Souls Book 1
Finding Hope, Pool of Souls Book 2
Chasing Sam, Vegas Mates Book 1
A Very Russian Christmas

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Hump Day Hook – Gotta Love a Cowboy

Good morning and thanks for dropping in today.  I’m interviewing Celia, from Comanche Haven, book 1 of the Loflin Legacy series.  Let’s begin.

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Do you enjoy a western romance?  Do you imagine yourself immersed in the 1850s and struggling to be a lone woman?  How about a lone woman with Comanche blood coursing through her veins?  How about a Comanche war chief’s only daughter who has been away for more than a decade.  Her world has been very different from the one she returns to in Texas during one of the most turbulent times in the state’s history.  Her father is always at odds with the white settlers, and the young warriors want blood.  She, on the other hand, is an educated woman with a talent for healing.  Her last position was Fort Sumter, South Carolina.  Now her father is gravely ill, and she’s back to take care of him.  Please let me welcome you to Celia, or Little One, her Comanche name among The People.  She’s recently agreed to this interview by telegram.  Now that she’s back, she’d like to share her thoughts and opinions about the town of Tyler, Texas and those she remembers from the past.

Thank you for agreeing to speak to me today, Celia.  I appreciate you taking the time.

I am honored to speak to you, Catherine, regarding my arrival and The People.  So much has changed.  I am looking forward to seeing my father again.

How long has it been since you saw your father, Lone Eagle, Celia?

More than ten years.

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That’s a long time, how much has changed since you were here.  I’m sorry, but I must ask, why did you leave?  The readers, I’m sure, are interested in knowing.

Yes, it has been a long time since I was home.  My father wanted to keep me safe from all the conflict between the Comanche and the white man.  The reason I left is complicated.   Let us just say; my life was threatened, and my father sent me back to my mother’s people in South Carolina.  I was sent to boarding school and a finishing school.  Then I acquired a position as a physician’s assistant at Fort Sumter.

My, but I have to say, that’s amazing.  Not only because you’re a woman, but more, because you’re half Comanche.  Did you find it difficult to fit into southern society during your years there?

I’m sorry, I don’t mean to laugh.  It’s just that to speak of it seems so trite.  You’d have to be there to understand completely.  My mother’s mother saw me as an embarrassment to the family and quickly disposed of me in a boarding school.  I then went on to a finishing school, and when I turned eighteen, I found a job at Fort  Sumter as a physician’s assistant.  The Army, apparently, was laxer in employing a half-breed.

I see.  Fascinating, indeed.  You got a telegram recently from your cousin, Broken Horse, a representative for The People in treaty talks.  He told you your father was gravely ill.  Is that why you returned?

Yes, I sold everything I owned and packed to come back to Tyler.  I’ll be traveling to his camp shortly, and I hope to treat his illness.  My father is the only parent I have left.

I appreciate your concern for you father.  Will the tribe welcome you?  Are there others you remember from your life before leaving Texas?you father.  Will the tribe welcome you?  Are there others you remember from your life before leaving Texas?

The People are a proud people with deep roots.  I will welcome them as they welcome me.  I will be home.  There are others who I remember quite well.  I would be pleased to see the cowboy, Seth Loflin again.  He was a friend of The People and my father loved him.  I…I cared for him very much.  You’ll need to allow me to go now.  I have to leave.  Broken Horse has arrived.

Indeed, I appreciate you agreeing to speak to me. I  wish you…  What… Miss Celia, what’s wrong?  You look as though you’ve seen a ghost, Celia.  Here, sit down.  You’re as white as a sheet.  Can I get you some water?

I…no…I thought I saw someone.  I was mistaken.  Thank you, no, I have to go now.  My apologies.  Good-bye.

Of course, I understand.  Good luck and God’s speed.

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As she walked away, I’d like to point out that Celia seemed quite disturbed by the appearance of a certain cowboy.  He’s a tall, dark haired man.  My, but he’s handsome.  I’m going to go over and see if I can speak to him.  “Sir, excuse me.  Sir, uh, I’d like to ask you a question.  Quite disturbed by the appearance of a certain cowboy.  He’s a tall, dark haired man.  My, but he’s handsome.  I’m going to go over and see if I can speak to him.  “Sir, excuse me.  Sir, uh, I’d like to ask you a question.  Quit disturbed by the appearance of a certain cowboy.  He’s a tall, dark haired man.  My, but he’s handsome.  I’m going to go over and see if I can speak to him.  “Sir, excuse me.  Sir, uh, I’d like to ask you a question.

Yes, ma’am.

What is your name?”

Seth Loflin, ma’am.

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Well, there you have it.  Thanks for dropping by today.  Enjoy book one as well as Casey’s Gunslinger and the cliff-hanger prequel, Salvation’s Secrets, which is free.  You can view these westerns and my paranormal tales at http://www.amazon.com/Catherine-Wolffe/e/B006ICE8SO

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Win an ebook copy of my next book in the Western Werewolf Legend – Name the Warlock

733956_413774912016705_1447522732_n Character names are fun to come up with and I wanted to share the brain storming with you, the readers.  Below, you’ll find a short synopsis of the latest character in my third book of the Western Werewolf Legend.   Leave suggestions for an evil warlock name in the comments below and you’re automatically in the drawing for an ebook copy of the third Western Werewolf Legend book which comes out later this year.  Don’t be shy, give me your best evil warlock name and perhaps a trait you’d like to see in this character.  Give me a short reason why you picked that particular one.

Mystical and enthralling, the latest character to appear in my series is a Warlock.  He’s in charge and out for blood – Sonja’s blood.  He’ll stop at nothing to get what he wants.

The warlock is a sinister creature, who’s long, flowing white hair swirls around his tall, bony frame.  But don’t let his lack of physical prowess fool you.  He’s strong and his magic is powerful.  With crystal clear pupils surrounded by purple irises, he resembles a fanciful human most of the time.   He’s ageless and adapts to his surroundings readily.  He can appear and disappear on a whim.

Of course, he is from a dark underworld few have seen.   Don’t look directly at him, for his hypnotic talents are paralyzing.  He can take many forms and often does to secure what he craves.  Vampires have fallen under his spell and obey his commands.  The one creature he can’t contain is the Werewolf God, the Guardian.   As long as the Guardian lives, perhaps the western werewolves have an edge against this new and intimidating foe.

Thanks for following and send me your ideas!

 

Free ebook & new YA series by Ally Thomas

The fabulous, Ally Thomas shares the first in what is destined to become an awesome series. Download for Free at Smashwords! Don’t miss out!

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For some love begins in Hell…

I’m starting off a new YA paranormal romance series and the first part is FREE on Smashwords.

As work continues on the next installment in The Vampire from Hell series, I’m at the keyboard typing away. While I’m getting back into writing after struggling with writer’s block and a few other demons over this past year, I’m again writing.

Experimenting

As an Indie author, I want to explore various genres and various ways of writing. Currently I’m experimenting with creating a paranormal romance series. The response to Fanged Love hasn’t been that great, so I’m working on other ideas. Fanged Love is still FREE, but I’m not sure at the moment if there will be a follow up installment. It’s on hold, let’s say.

Two versions of a similar story

Around February of this year, I came up with a romance idea…

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Love Begins in Hell for Emily Meadows – New YA Paranormal Romance

Can’t wait to read this one! Check it out!

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New YA writer Emily Meadows has her first romance out. We’re featuring it here today!

About “Love Begins in Hell”

For some, love begins when you least expect it. For Elana, falling in love begins in Hell. When twenty-one-year-old Elana is kidnapped and finds herself in Hell of all places, she discovers something unique in her ancestry. She’s a werewolf and she’s fallen in love with someone unexpectedly Dante, the young demon who agrees to help her escape.

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Excerpt from “Love Begins in Hell (The Moon Journals: Part 1)

As the large figure came into view, I exited the closet, took aim and threw the first knife of several across the room. I stood behind the massive bed, using it as a bunker. This demon was not going to take me alive.

The figure grunted, slumping slightly to the ground.

I…

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Four Stars for Waking Up Dead from The Jeep Diva

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These are the kind of posts I love to wake up and read.  Rachel at The Jeep Diva gave Waking Up Dead 4 stars and 4 flames!  Without further excitement on my part, here’s the review:

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Review: Waking Up Dead (The Western Werewolf Legend #2) by Catherine Wolffe

by Rachel

I really like this series. I think part of it is the setting being during the Civil War. Also the vampires are the bad guys in this so that is also a little change up from other books.

Let me start with the villain first. It is revealed at the end of the story just who is behind the vampire attacks in this story. I was very surprised and was not expecting it to be who it was. Not spoiling it for you though! I did like that the vampires were hard to kill. It just made it seem more authentic to me because they are already dead and shouldn’t be easily killed in a fight with a werewolf.

There wasn’t quite as much romance and sex in this story as there was in the first one because of the circumstances present in the story but there was still enough. I like that they had General Jeb Stewart back in this story as well as Sonja’s sister was also in it a lot more.

I did have some problems with this story at times though. It seemed like it jumped around a little bit and it made me get confused and had to re-read it in a couple spots. Also I thought that Sonja was more cross with Ty more often than what she needed however I also know she was frustrated but it made me want to shake her at times. She was determined to show that she could do everything that Ty could do and refused to ask for help.

Even though it still had a couple things that confused me I feel it still deserves a four star review because I feel the plot itself was even better that the last book and that action and adventure was also better. I will continue to read this series. I like where it is going.

 

Rachel

Free on Amazon??

LadyMist2_sample_sw2013Bob Myers referred to Amazon as the ‘Death Star’ in a recent post.  I have to agree.  Time for authors to stand up and be heard!  We won’t stand for their arbitrary changes to our prices based on what?  A logarithm? A whim?  For kicks?  I have a situation where a couple of weeks ago, Amazon decided to switch my sample of The Lady in the Mist to .99.  The book was free for almost a year!  I had it published as free at Smashwords and sold it for free at B&N with no problems.  Of course Amazon doesn’t like to play with these other guys and decides authors can’t list their books for free on their site.  I waited until the ‘Death Star’ discovered everybody else was selling the book cheaper and finally decided to make it free too!  Needless to say, the purchases at Amazon went through the roof and so did my sales for the complete book, The Lady in the Mist, The Western Werewolf Legend # 1.  Everything in my world was good, or so I thought until a couple of weeks ago when suddenly the price at Amazon was back to .99.  What gives?  Amazon will only change the price back if contacted by potential buyers.  So, I’m sending out a plea for help.

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/181516

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-lady-in-the-mist-catherine-wolffe/1114795820?ean=2940044715424

Here are the two sites where the book is listed for FREE.  I need your help! Please go to the Amazon page for The Lady in the Mist, the sample http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008KFPB7Y and tell Amazon you found a lower price!!! The price went to 99 cents sometime in the last two weeks. I need to get the sample back to free for advertising of the complete book, T. Thanks in advance for your help. If you like, PM me with a copy of your request along with your address and I’ll send you a bookmark like the banner on my page. My way of thanking you for your help. Please share with your friends as well. Here’s two locations to use as proof of a lower price. Please copy into your Amazon “I found a lower price!” message.

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