Thursday, April 10, 2014

Authors After Dark 2014!

Authors After Dark is coming QUICKLY and OMG this year is going to be INSANE!

As always AAD is about the readers, and the amount of awesome we have put together for you this year, you would be INSANE not to attend….

First, our amazing Master of Ceremonies is none other than Alexandra Ivy! She will be doing a cool little event to celebrate your favorite gargoyle, Levet on Friday! Wanna know more? Check out the FB group where Alex will be talking about the awesome that she has going on!

Torquere and authors BA Tortuga and Julia Talbot will be Sponsoring our Welcome event, the Midnight Rodeo… And it looks like We will have some VERY COOL goodies and… Riding… happening… *SNICKER*

How about Parties? This year we have a special event called the Leather and Lace Ball! Curious? We thought so! Take a ride on the wild side and let your inhibitions fly with five New York Times Bestselling Authors of erotic romance. Cuffs and corsets encouraged.

With:
J. Kenner, Liliana Hart, Carly Phillips, Janelle Denison, Jasinda Wilder and Lorelei James

The ladies will be talking more about this on the FB group starting soon!

New for 2014 is the Paranormal Party! Join over 20 Paranormal authors who will be giving away goodies, some books and hanging out with you to snack and chat! Wanna know what authors are involved? You will have to join the FB group to see!


And of course, we have the amazing Masquerade Ball! This year it’s the SINS AND VIRTUES BALL! Are you a sin or a virtue? Join us for a wild costumed event! Prizes for the best costumes, including a 200$ gift certificate to Lori Ann Costumes!

Your Sins and Virtues Sponsors:
Sin Lust
Boone Brux
Opal Carew

Sin Pride
BA Tortuga
Andrew Grey

Sin Envy
Stella Price
TJ Michaels

Sin Gluttony
Desiree Holt
Saranna DeWylde

Sin Greed
Ann Mayburn
Heather Long

Sin Sloth
Lizzie T. Leaf
Julie Morgan

Sin Wrath
Stacey Kennedy
Marianne Morea

Virtue Charity
Kerry Adrienne
Trista Ann

Virtue Chastity
Jenn LeBlanc
Annabel Jospeh

Virtue Humility
Milly Taiden
Donna McDonald

Virtue Kindness
CJ Ellisson
Alexandra Ivy

Virtue Temprance
J. Kenner
Sidney

Virtue Diligence
Denise Grover Swank
Jenna McCormick

Virtue Patience
Lousia Bacio
Kallypso masters

And if THAT isn’t enough awesome that will be going on… This year we have an amazing off site costumed event… the Ladies on the Green event sponsored by the AAD Anachronistic Society! This will be an hour and a Half on the famous GREEN in Charlotte (a half block from the hotel). It will be a Costumed event (though Costumes are not required they are encouraged!) to celebrate Gothic, Victorian, steampunk dark historical literature! Your hosts will be: Sahara Kelly, Amanda McIntyre, Leanna Renee Hieber, A.L. Davroe and S.A. Price. Prizes and readings will happen, as well as photo ops!

And NEVER forget the Amazing Open bar with Mel Schroeder and friends! They have SO MUCH awesome set up for you just before the Bookies… you do NOT wanna miss that!

Getting excited yet? How about some info on the AWESOME mini events we have going on? Ready?

On Wed. Night,  Join Sasha White and Joey W. Hill for a wild party and Q&A, Also, the Blind Date Book Party will be open to start your con right! (If you have never done a BDBP, you are MISSING out! You need to attend, Get your blind date book, find the author that wrote it, and hang out with them!)

Thursday?  Panels up the wazoo, and the Bookie Awards----- goodies and books to be given out! The hangout with The GNO girls lead by CJ Ellisson and Boone Brux for some crazy fun! And if that wasn’t enough?  Readings and a Blogger Sleepover party as well!

Friday? More panels, a games carnival with Nina Gooden and Pals, Name that Author with Cat Johnson, and some other fun surprises!

Saturday? A few panels, the Big ass booksigning with 100 authors,  the Cowboy Stampede party, the Readers Mad Tea Party with Hildie McQueen, An after the bookies event with a special publisher sponsor, And Jess Michaels’ Birthday extravaganza!

SEE? SO MUCH AWESOME! All the authors that are involved with parties will be talking about their involvement on the FB group, so join up and get ready to rock.

Oh? You say you’re not registered for AAD yet? You need to be! All registrants get put in the hat for the welcome party prizes, and these prizes are AMAZING! Breakfast with authors, Booze and Books, side trips to Carrowwinds…. We have a minimum of 90 special prizes…. So…

You need to rock this con! And as if this wasn’t enough…. AAD will be giving away something really awesome to registrants…. Wanna know what?

How about 5 VIP registrations for THE NOVEL EXPERIENCE 2015 in LAS VEGAS? YES… 5!


And…

How about this… If we hit 100 more registrations from TODAY April 10th to June 10th, we will give away 2 AAD registrations for 2015…  2!!!!! So get registered, get your room and get ready for one HELL of an amazing year with us!

 JOIN US! WE CANT WAIT TO HANGOUT WITH YOU!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Cimmerian Moon-Prequel, Young Adult Dystopian (free) by @amgriffinbooks

Cimmerian Moon-Prequel, Young Adult Dystopian (free)


If you know anything about me you know that I'm stuck on alien invasions. I have an erotic series with Ellora's Cave all about it. But this past summer I had this idea floating around my head that I couldn't shake. It was about a girl who was stuck on Earth during a hostile alien invasion. I pushed her story into the background because I've never thought about writing about a teenager and let's face it, what sane writer goes from erotica to Young Adult?

Apparently me.

While in-between books I thought, what the heck, let's see what happens. There were a few bumps in the beginning. I thought about scrapping the project more than once. I knew right away that I wanted to do 1st person POV but I'd never written in 1st person so didn't understand how I was supposed to do it. For research purposes I cracked open my hunger games and used it as a reference. Like I said, it was a testy start but then something happened.

I fell in love with the book and the characters.

I've got 5 book planned for this series, but the true number will depend on the cooperation from my character peeps. 3 of the books will release this year (June, August and October) and two next year. Bless my poor editors heart for helping me through this.

To get you all started on what's to come I've written a prequel. You won't meet my main characters in this one, but you'll meet what's coming their way and what they'll be up against.

Enjoy!

-Griffin

Cimmerian Moon - Prequel

 
Against The Darkness Blurb:
This one time, at band camp…aliens invaded earth. Sounds like a bad riff on an old joke, doesn’t it? Unfortunately for me and my friends, it’s all too true. I thought a mess like this only happened in the movies but, as I watch the alien ships hovering over the major cities, I suddenly realize I’m a thousand miles away from my Mom. From home. From safety.

 Darkness may have fallen over the world, but I won’t let it claim me. I’ll do anything I have to get back to Michigan. Yet nothing could prepare me for what we find on our trek north from Tallahassee. There’s hardly anything the aliens haven’t bombed. Survival, at any cost, is the name of the game for the few people who haven’t been killed or captured. As if trying to stay free and alive isn’t enough, I think I just met the love of my life. And he’s just the kind of bad boy who’ll tear down the walls I’ve built around my heart—then break it.

This book is written in first person. Young Adult, but some scenes may be too intense for younger readers.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Oh, Happy Day @amgriffinbooks #LovingDangerously Series

Oh, Happy Day


The first three books in my Loving Dangerously series are now available on Audible. I can't tell you all how this makes me feel. I never thought I'd live out my dreams of becoming a published author and then to have the books in my series picked up for Audible, well, words can't describe.

This has been quite a journey for me and sometimes rocky at best, but through it all it's been a learning experience that I wouldn't trade for the world.

I've never read a completed version of my books. Just thinking about it gives me the chills. Why? I'm so afraid of finding some grammatical or other error. Not anything against my editors or publish, I'm sure they've done a thorough job of going over everything with a fine tooth comb, but for me, since the book is final, I just can't risk it. LOL, crazy I know.

That's one of the reasons why I was jumping for joy when I found out that my books would be available on Audible, I could finally get a chance to "read" my work. I can't wait to listen and get pulled into my world and characters again.

If you enjoy Audible please pick up a copy,

Dangerously Mine

Dangerously Yours

Dangerously Hers

Some updates on the Loving Dangerously series:
I'm on first round edits of Dangerously His, the 4th book in the series.


Have a great day and happy reading (listening)!

-A.M. Griffin

Monday, February 24, 2014

Guest Post and #giveaway by @LeaBarrymire Willie Krenshaw Series

Lea Barrymire- Willie Krenshaw Series
Genre: Erotic Paranormal
Flame rating: Scorching
Publisher:  Siren BookStrand


Tour long Giveaway: $20 Giftcard in Amazon, B&N, ARe or StrandBucks
Dates: 2/3/2014 through 2/24/2014
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Bio:

About Lea Barrymire

Lea lives in Western New York with her hubby, three children, and miscellaneous critters. Before the rugrats, she lived a life of adventure, following her husband all over Europe with the US military. She’s slept in a car outside Paris, drove six hours just to see tulips in the Netherlands, and knocked ash from her shoes at Pompeii. Now she spends her time in life’s adventures at soccer games, PTA meetings and school plays.

Lea has loved reading from a very young age, spending many sleepless nights devouring books. Science fiction and paranormal were her favorite genres to read as a teenager, and that love bled into her adult life. She started writing during a bout of insomnia, to fill time, and found it filled a creative void. Now she communes regularly with the characters in her head and tries not to laugh out loud when they say something funny.

When Lea isn’t reading, writing or corralling kids, she enjoys watching movies and sciencey shows, or just kicking back and listening to some music.
 
Find Lea on her Website Facebook Twitter - Blog

 

Blurb:
 
Willie Krenshaw wanted nothing more than a few minutes watching the waters of Lake Erie after a long workday. What she ended up with was a drugged male vampire and an itch to be a Good Samaritan.

When her inner kitty starts sniffing around at the male she's helping, she knows Fate's evil sense of humor is in full swing. Being a shifter-vampire hybrid is hard enough, but having a male vampire as her fated mate is just too much.

Nickola, the vampire she assists, finds her breathtaking and does all he can to push Fate's agenda.

Stephen is the male vampire Nickola is investigating for the Council. He takes aim at the couple, intent on pulling Nick to his side or killing him. Between Stephen's scheming and the Council's interest in Willie, can they survive the chaos long enough to test the depths of their passions?


Excerpt:

“How’re you feeling?” the man asked her. His eyes held only concern.

How was she feeling? That was a really good question. She glanced down at her hands, expecting to see charred skin or bandages. She gasped when she saw her hands looked normal. Did she just dream the pain and fire?

“You don’t really need to answer that if you don’t want to. My name is Robert Smith. What’s yours?” The man was still watching her with an intensity she wasn’t accustomed to. He looked so normal, but her life had been ruined repeatedly over the last two days by “normal” looking people. He wore a blue and red flannel shirt that had some dark stains on it. Blood, she thought. My blood.

“Willie,” she croaked. Her throat hurt and burned. She was really thirsty. “Could I have something to drink, please?”

“Sure, just take it slow, okay?” He handed her a small plastic cup filled with ice chips and water. She sipped it like instructed while she studied him. Dark brown eyes watched her with concern and perhaps a little weariness. Tousled brown hair stuck up in random clumps giving him a rumpled look. He looked pretty normal, she thought.

“How did I get here?” she asked. She shied away from the memories that threatened to invade her mind again. The black eyes sucking her will from her, the strong hands that grabbed her arms and held her still as those sharp teeth sped toward her throat. She shivered with the memories.

“Well, I found you in the woods and brought you here. Willie, I need to talk to your parents. I’m sure they’re worried sick about you.”

“No, they aren’t worried,” She choked on the words. “They don’t give a shit about me.”

“Hey, watch the language,” Robert scolded with a scowl marring his face. “I don’t care if they care or not we have to call them. I’ve gone around the system for your treatments, but now that you’re awake we have to have someone responsible for you making decisions.”

“You can call them, but they’ll just come here to kill me. They dumped me in Old Forge. They don’t want me, and they won’t want to know that I’m alive. It’ll screw up their story.” She clenched her teeth together and lifted her chin. Unshed tears glistened in her eyes. She wouldn’t cry in front of a stranger over her parents. Shit. They weren’t her parents. No parent could drop off their teenager in the middle of nowhere and hope they died just because they weren’t normal.

“What do you mean they dumped you?” He scowled and sat back. He crossed his arms across his chest and waited.
 
 
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Guest Post & #Giveaway Aubrie Dionne- Alliance @candlelightbkpr

Aubrie Dionne- Alliance
 
Genre: YA sci-fi/futuristic
Flame rating: Flickering
Released: 1/31/2014 Publisher: Inkspell Publishing

Tour long Giveaway: Hand-made glass bead



Dates: 2/17 thru 2/19
 
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Bio:

Aubrie Dionne is an author and flutist in New England. Her books have received the highest ratings from Romance Times Magazine, as well as Night Owl Reviews and Two Lips Reviews. She has guest blogged on the USA Today Happily Ever After Blog and the Dear Teen Me blog and signed books at the Boston Book Festival, Barnes and Noble, and the Romance Writers of America conference. Her writings have appeared in Mindflights, Niteblade, Silver Blade, Emerald Tales, Hazard Cat, Moon Drenched Fables, A Fly in Amber, and Aurora Wolf. Her books are published by Astraea Press, Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Publishing, Inkspell Publishing, Lyrical Press, and Gypsy Shadow Publishing. When she's not writing, Aubrie teaches flute and plays in orchestras.

 
Links:

@authoraubrie




“Saving him meant saving her colony…”

Lyra Bryan has been saving people her whole life from a chick in the ventilation pipes to her mentally ill brother when his mind drifts back to Old Earth. She meets her match when she finds a gorgeous alien man aboard the arachnid ship. Captured after a failed attempt to save his people, his spirit is broken, craving only vengeance. To save her colony, Lyra must save his body and soul.

Lyra’s lifemate, Tauren, is jealous of her obsession with the alien man and will do anything in his power to break them apart. While they travel to the arachnid’s home world to defeat the mother brain once and for all, they must set aside their differences and work as a team. But, can Tauren be trusted?

 Buy link:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Alliance-Paradise-Reclaimed-Aubrie-Dionne/dp/1939590280/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1390313952&sr=1-1&keywords=alliance+aubrie+dionne

 
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He moved me into a rectangle of light reflecting from the corridor through the sight panel. His eyes changed from golden to indigo and his angular face softened. He released his hold on my waist and drew his fingers gently across my bare cheek. “Lavisha?”

“Who?” Adrenaline and excitement rushed through me. Danger surrounded me, and yet I relished it. I was such a baddie sometimes. This took the cake.

He trailed a finger along my chin, as if I was the most precious person in the world. Heat radiated from my face and neck. No male had ever touched me with such tenderness. He brought his face close to mine, our lips a breath apart.
 
 

TOUR SCHEDULE
deal sharing aunt2/17- Mon
Clutter Your Kindle2/17- Mon
Candlelight Book Promotions2/17- Mon
For Whom The Books Toll2/18- Tue
Lea Barrymire2/18- Tue
IndieWritersReview2/18- Tue
Sarah Says: Read Romance2/18- Tue
AJ Jarrett2/19- Wed
Fangs, Claws and Demons YA Blog2/19- Wed
Lusty Penguin Reviews2/19- Wed
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Guest Post and #giveaway by @DanicaAvet - Touched By Lightning


 
Danica Avet- ‘Touched By Lightning’

Series: Love’s Defenders
Genre: Superhero Erotic Romance
Flame rating: Scorching
Released: 2/14/2014; Publisher: Ellora’s Cave


Tour long Giveaway: $25 GC to Amazon or B&N and an Order of Themis travel mug

Dates: 2/5/2014 thru 2/20/2014
 
 

Superhero Movie Quote Scavenger Hunt:
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 - Winners are final.- Contest Starts 00:01EST February 5, 2014 and Ends 11:59EST February 20, 2014 and open to International participants- Winners will be notified via email, twitter, or facebook no later than 12:00EST February 25, 2014-Respond by date to collect prize is 14 days from notification date.

Bio: Danica Avet was born and raised in the wilds of South Louisiana (that would be somewhere around Houma) where mosquitoes are big enough to carry off small children and there are only two seasons: hot and hotter. With a BA in History, she figured there were enough fry cooks in the world and decided to try her hand at writing.
Danica is the lucky pet of a compulsively needy dog and two cats. The pitter-patter of little feet has been known to make her break out into a cold sweat.
Writing is how she gives the voices in her head a way out. When she isn’t writing, working or contemplating the complexities of the universe, she spends time gathering inspiration from her insane family, reads far more than any sane person would want to, and watches hot burly men chase an oblong ball all over a field.

BLOG: http://danicaavet.wordpress.com/
EMAIL: danica.avet@gmail.com


Blurb:

Book one in the Love’s Defenders series.

When empath Gyda St. Germaine is rescued from a sex-trafficking ring, she vows vengeance on her tormentors. Aided by two distinct personalities who bolster her powers, she becomes a vigilante, hungry for revenge. Her path of retribution tosses her into the arms of an Order of Themis Siphon and her world is turned upside down. Fighting her past takes a backseat to her all-consuming desire for the man whose honor and sense of justice go against everything she believes.

The moment electricity manipulator Brit Harper stumbled across a feral woman with a bloody knife, his life changed. Black and white becomes gray as the scales of justice tip. Fascinated by her strength and the darkness in her eyes, he vows to teach her the true meaning of justice and help her explore the passion sizzling between them. But when the evil haunting Gyda’s dreams returns in the flesh, he’ll have to choose between his beliefs and the woman he loves.
 
Teaser:

 
“Shh,” he whispered against her hair. “I’ll never hurt you, Gyda. I swear it on my life.”
She didn’t relax, not entirely, but then he knew it was up to him to help her. He slid his hand beneath her shirt, not going for the gold yet, wanting to ease her into it. It wasn’t exactly a hardship. Her skin was silky soft and warm.

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