Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Blog Tour: Shadow of the World by Gregory Carrico #99cents

Hello, everyone! I'm thrilled to be sharing with you Shadow of the World, a new book by an author friend of mine, Gregory Carrico. Not only that, but Greg has a treat for us today--an interview with Elaine, a character in this amazing novel.

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In this gritty “Dark Knight” meets “The Wire” superhero series, an ex-con tries to overcome his blackouts and memory loss with the help of his prison psychiatrist. Along with his returning memories, he finds evidence that his daughter and grandson are in grave danger from a brutal killer with a grudge. But he also discovers a side to his personality that only comes out during his blackouts: a superhero with telepathic powers. As he finds himself in a complex world of betrayal, dangerous alien biotechnology, and a dimensional rift to a world of waking nightmares, can he bring together the fragments of his broken mind in time to save his family, or is everything he thinks he knows just another figment of a deluded killer’s imagination?

Is there an actress or model or woman you see playing Elaine in a movie? 
Saoirse Ronan is a bit young, but she has the right look. Audre Tautou or Kiera Knightly from about ten years ago would work, but my 1st choice would be: Sarah Bolger, the Irish actress who played Mary in The Tudors.

Here’s an image link:

A Character Interview with Elaine
1. Hello Elaine, welcome out into the world, did you have any problems sneaking past Mr. Carrico?
A. Hello, and thank you. Getting past Mister Carrico isn’t tricky, but I do tend to over-plan. On one hand, he doesn’t sleep as much as he should. But when he does, he’s out for the count. My super power-that’s how we’re supposed to refer to our abilities-can be pretty helpful when I don’t want to be noticed.

2. Can I get you some coffee, tea, soda, or something a little harder to drink?
A.Oh, that would be great. Earl Grey? Sweet, please, with a drop of cream. Is it just me, or does the bergamot oil after-taste remind you of Fruit Loops?

3. Now, how have you been handling life since the debut of Episode 1 of Sand: The Shadow of the World?
A. Believe it or not, I’ve been busier than ever, and that should send chills up your spine. There has to be some seriously bad stuff going on in the world for me to burn the candle at both ends. The work we put into the first episode is behind us, but that was, like, totally just the beginning for us. With everything going on in episodes two and three, I haven’t had time to let it sink in.

4. Any major paparazzi run ins? 
A. <laughs> Paparazzi? Actually, yes. But it’s not the way you’re thinking, I guarantee it. I was at a hotel where a certain politician was trying wait out a certain scandal. Let’s just say someone tweeted something they shouldn’t have and dozens of the vultures were circling the place in minutes. It was a shame, but it worked out great for the job I was doing at the time.

5. Do Wayne or Sam have a tendency to hog the spotlight now that the book is out? 
A. Wayne doesn’t have to hog the spotlight. It follows him like a lost puppy. Sure, he comes across all “I just want to be normal,” which personally, has never made a bit of sense to me. I mean, who wants to be a secretary or work in a call center when you could be a freaking super hero? Anyway, Wayne used to be a big-shot detective in the old days. He closed some pretty high profile corruption cases, made a few friends and a bunch of enemies in high places. He’s so used to the spotlight, when he sees one, he assumes it’s there for him. He can’t help it. Sam is pretty invisible when it comes to that sort of thing. That’s how he likes it.

6. The story is bringing back the Serial Novella, how do you feel about that concept?
A. I thinks it’s about time. I like to read as much as the next girl (I can just hear Mister Carrico cracking inappropriate jokes about how girls can’t read or drive. Sometimes he is positively palaeolithic. Don’t worry, he’ll get his due), but who has time these days? I’m even working in my sleep half the time! I love the idea of a reading a good story in one sitting without having to use vacation days to finish it.

7. How would you define your personal role in the story? 
A. My personal role in The Shadow of the World is sort of a mother figure for Wayne, which is a little creepy. I’m literally half his age. But he is in a tough place, and I am his psychiatrist. We have some history that he hasn’t remembered yet, too, and I think I’m happy keeping it that way. No, before you ask. Not romantic history. I mean, look at me. I’m a twenty four year old forensic psychiatrist super hero. I’m not that hard to look at, either. I could do much better than a brooding, slightly mad, ex-cop my father’s age. But we don’t get to see very much about me on a personal level yet. Mister Carrico is pretty tight lipped with letting information slip out.

8. How would you characterize your pivotal role in the tale being told?
A. It’s my job in this episode to get Wayne to remember. Sam and I are going to be relying on him pretty heavily in future episodes, and he needs to break through these mental blocks and blackouts or he won’t be firing on all cylinders. I’ve unexpectedly had to step into a leadership role with… my employer. So a lot of what I’m doing is the less glamorous, behind the scenes stuff; you know, getting the band back together, making sure the instruments still work, getting everyone to the show on time, so to speak.

9. Who do you think is hotter, Wayne or Sam? (If neither, say so... and the next question would be: Do tell, what is your perfect man like?)
A. Personally, neither is my type, but if I had to pick just one to keep on a deserted island, it would be Sam. Hands down. I like the strong, silent type, and he’s a reliable “just do it” sort of guy. Plus, he’s got kind of a Idris Elba thing going on. Not too shabby.

My perfect man? When I’m awake, right? Hmm… He’s there when I need him, gone when I don’t. Makes the plans, but doesn’t mind when I change them. Physically fit, and as improbable as it sounds, with my IQ or better. Sorry, but sexy without smart is like Louis without Vuitton, or a hipo with no campus.

10. Does it ever get hard to maintain your femininity, needing to be strict and commanding in the workplace?
A. Ooh, good question. That’s actually very important to me. My role and the jobs I get are based on my abilities—sorry, super powers. Different people will see me in very different ways, depending on what I need to get out of them. If they need sophisticated and in command, like Wayne, that’s what they’ll get. If they need a young, vulnerable or incompetent little girl to make them feel brave, guess what? That’s how they’ll see me. The only way I get to actually be myself most of the time is with fashion, and no matter what role I have to fill, I’ll do it with feminine grace and style. Of course, I don’t think being strict and commanding is necessarily mutually exclusive with being feminine. If done properly, a woman can be both. I’m one who doesn’t mind tweaking the traditional perceptions of femininity as it suites my needs, so by my own definition, I’m always feminine.

11. Are you always a worker bee, or do you like to let your hair down and party?
A. I’m very careful about letting my hair down. I was never one to go wild, but like everyone, I do have ways of letting off steam and enjoying myself.

12. What do you do when you let your hair down?
A. I have two major ways of indulging my Id. As I just hinted, I love shopping for clothes. I have a couple of favorite stores and designers, but in my secret, non-super fantasy, I think I’m a pretty fashion designer. I’ve even worn a few outfits of my own design out in public with very minimal ridicule. After a really stressful weak, when scissors and sewing needles aren’t enough, I go the range and blow away paper bad guys. It beats a drunk groping at a nightclub, any day.

13. Between you and me, do you have any top secret information you can share from Episode Two? Trust me Mr. Carrico will never know you said a thing.
A. Um, all right. As long as it’s just between us. Mister Carrico is tentatively calling the next episode “Phantom Shift,” against my advice. Sure, it sounds kind of cool, but it refers to a very dull technical process in self-replicating dinucleic, or dual-core as I like to call them, particles we’ve reverse engineered from alien matter in our secret laboratories under the hosp… well, you don’t want to hear about that. But you see what I mean, right? It’’s very boring stuff if you’re uninitiated in the ways toteccan particle physics and isogen multi-phase power cores, which is everyone who doesn’t work in our lab.
<looks at her blinking tablet>
Thanks so much for having me here today. It’s nice to get away from the grind for a while, but duty calls. That was excellent Earl Grey, by the way. I’ll see you in Episode Two!

Meet Greg!
Gregory Carrico is a former dental practice management consultant and software trainer. Abandoning his dream of working the daily grind until death, he was forced into the thankless life of a fiction writer. Now an Best Selling horror and science fiction writer, as well as a 2013 HFA Author of the Year Finalist, he finds a small degree of succor in crafting despicable bad guys and then tricking readers into caring about them.

When not creating new worlds and plotting their destruction, he advocates for adopting rescue dogs, and politely urges slower drivers to get out of the passing lane.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Cover Reveal: The Fawn by Susan Griscom #ebook #newadult

Title: The Fawn
Author: Susan Griscom
Genre: New Adult
Publisher: Amber Glow Books
Release date: Winter/Spring 2014
 Note: Contains strong language and violence.


After a not-so-wonderful young adulthood—shuffled from one foster home to another—Lena Benton had hoped marriage would be her ticket to happiness. Wedded a year after high school graduation, Lena was certain she’d found her knight. But when Troy Harington’s true colors surface shortly after their glorious day of elopement, things aren’t quite as rosy as Lena had envisioned. When an unforeseen event turns ugly, all she can do is ... run!

But does she run far enough?

Jackson Beaumont prides himself on being a nature-loving, guitar-strumming carefree sort of guy, known for his eagerness to help injured animals find their way back into the wild. When Lena Benton walks into his bar, he’s once again swept off his feet with concern and desire to help the wounded. Will he risk having his heart torn apart again when the memory of the fawn he rescued as a child resurfaces?

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Something about Susan
I grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania, spending most of my time daydreaming or playing around in the mud. I grew out of the mud play, well, most of the time, a good soak in the mud is always fun. I still daydream often and sometimes my daydreams interrupt my daydreams. So, I write to remember them. If I didn't write, I think my mind would explode from an overload of fantasy and weirdness. To the annoyance of my friends and family, my characters sometimes become a part of my world. During my childhood, I would frequently get in trouble in school for daydreaming. Eventually, my vivid imagination paid off and I had the privilege of writing and co-directing my sixth-grade class play--a dreadful disaster, though not from my writing, of course. I'm pretty sure it was the acting.

I enjoy writing about characters living in small quaint towns and sometimes they tend to lean toward the unusual and edgy.

My paranormal playing field delves into a different milieu, abandoning vampires and werewolves, but not discounting them. Someday I might like to write a novel about vamps and those furry creatures. But for now I like the bizarre mixed with romance. A strong hero or heroine confronted with extraordinary forces of nature, powers and capabilities gets my blood running hot as does a steamy contemporary romantic suspense.
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Other works by Susan Griscom include:

Whisper Cape, book 1, a steamy paranormal romance trilogy.

Reflections, Whisper Cape book 2

A Secret Fate, Whisper Cape book 3 Releasing November, 2013

Allusive Aftershock a young adult contemporary/dystopian

Brief Interludes – a collection of short stories

Erotic Interludes – an anthology of two erotic tales.

Enter below for A Special Treat - A Giveaway of 
A Secret Fate, Whisper Cape book 3 when available.

Friday, September 13, 2013

The SUGAR AND SIN BUNDLE is on #SALE for only #99cents *** 6 Fabulous Full-length Novels *** #romance #western #suspense

Hello readers! I'm very excited to share this news with you. The Sugar and Sin bundle, which includes my romantic suspense novel DEADLY ADDICTION (Deadly Vices, Book Two), is now on sale. That's right! You can get full length novels from Stacey Joy Netzel, L.C. Giroux, Liz, Matis, C.C. Mackenzie, Nana Malone and myself for the extremely low price of $0.99. That's less than 20 cents a book!

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What's in this wonderful bundle?

In the land of Happily Ever After, six romance writers banded together to bring readers a super-sexy dose of Sugar and Sin, a bundle of books with fun, sassy heroines and the oh-so-sexy men who fall for them.

We hope you enjoy the books and meet some characters you won't soon forget.

Titles include:
Chasin' Mason by Stacey Joy Netzel
Chasin' Mason: Catch the stallion ~ win the ranch. A simple competition between bitter enemies, but once tempers and passions flare in the Texas heat, all bets are off.

Deadly Addiction by Kristine Cayne
A violent clash of cultures tests the forbidden love between a Native American man and a white female cop.
When police sergeant Alyssa Morgan and Rémi Whitedeer meet, their forbidden attraction flips both their lives ass over teakettle, but they aren't the only ones in turmoil. After the duo uncovers a drug-fueled conspiracy on the Blackriver Reservation, blood is pitted against blood, and Rémi has everything to lose.

His Lady Godiva by L.C. Giroux
Dr. Michael Dennison put broken bodies back together so no one would have to live like he did. As many obstacles as he had overcome, he never wanted to burden a woman with his disability. He was safer never to risk his heart. Violet Bellows lived a guarded life. The accident had taken so much from her but she still had something to give. For her surgeon she would risk everything to make him hers, body and soul.

Love By Design by Liz Matis
In this Sex in the City meets HGTV romp sparks fly on camera as interior designer Victoria Bryce breaks in temporary co-host Aussie Russ Rowland. Arguments over design plans and measurement mishaps ignite passions behind the scenes.
But when the past collides with the present will the foundation they built withstand the final reveal?

Run Rosie Run by C.C. Mackenzie
Think Easy Virtue meets No Reservations
…She’d wasted enough of her life madly in love with a man she could never have…Perhaps it was time to give another man a chance... But now Rosie has two men who want her and will stop at nothing to win her heart…Which one will she choose...

Sexy in Stilettos by Nana Malone
Organized, event planner, Jaya Trudeaux is used to doing things by the book and never making waves. The only thing that can tie carefree, playboy, Alec Danthers down is a promise he made to his mother. Can Jaya put the lists down long enough to enjoy the ride?

Six full length books, Over 1000 pages, from six top selling authors. If you like your contemporary romance on the steamy side, this book is for you!

Happy reading!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

EVERYTHING BARED by Kristine Cayne is #FREE! 9/2-9/4/2013 #erotic #romance #kink #fetish

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Readers, I'm so excited that EVERYTHING BARED (Six-Alarm Sexy, Book Two) is available for FREE download from Amazon. Be sure to hurry because the free period ends on 9/4/2013.

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Everything Bared is the story of Dani Harris, a firefighter on Jamie Caldwell's technical rescue team, and William Caldwell, Jamie's younger brother. Both Dani and William appear in the earlier books in the series, and the tension between this oil-and-water pair sizzles from the start.

Two polar opposites—she’s kinky, he’s uptight—discover they share a taboo desire that may destroy both their futures. 

Firefighter Dani Harris has always wanted a family, but doesn’t think it’s possible because of her demanding, high-stakes career. Her sex life is as high-adrenaline as her job, and that’s just one more thing that makes her unsuitable to be a wife and mother. Her secret kink—exhibitionism—has gotten in the way of more than one relationship. Will she ever find a man who not only shares her wild fantasies, but loves her for them?

Burdened with ensuring the success of the struggling family business, William Caldwell IV needs a wife suited for a CEO—one with money and connections, who can manage his busy social life and raise their 2.5 children. He’s got everything all mapped out, but when he meets Dani, a woman who’s nothing but every kind of wrong, she taps into desires he’s only half-recognized and long-suppressed. Suddenly his carefully crafted five-year plan feels as confining as a straightjacket.

As Dani and Will’s sexual experimentation escalates, they test the limits of polite society by baring all and risking exposure—an exposure that could cost them their reputations and careers.

Want More of William and Dani?
William is interviewed by SeattleZine who recently named William Caldwell IV Seattle's Most Eligible Bachelor:

Dani is interviewed by CNN about a SAR mission in Texas:

Character bios for both William and Dani (as well as celebrity look-alike photos):

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Thank you so much for your wonderful support. I hope you'll all love this latest installment in the Six-Alarm Sexy series!