Archive | December 2014

Fa-la-la Giveaway

In honor of the Christmas season and my book release I have decided to have a giveaway.

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You could win one of these fantastic prizes! Just follow the link: http://is.gd/1cRcDR

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Cover Reveal For Eban (The Heckmasters, Book 2) by Allison Merritt

It is my pleasure to reveal the talented Allison Merritt’s newest cover!

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Eban (The Heckmasters, Book 2)

Author: Allison Merritt

ISBN13: 978-1-61922-634-0

Length: 70k

Release date: April 7, 2015

If love can’t save them, there will be hell to pay.

Grateful for his mother’s human blood that cools the dark fire of his demon father, Eban Heckmaster has set up a medical practice in New Mexico territory. But there’s no hope of living a normal life until he rids himself of a seductive demon that’s been pursuing him.

Vanquishing it won’t be as simple as sharpening his demon-hunting sword. The clever creature is hiding inside his best friend’s head, and she has no idea of the havoc she’s been wreaking, especially with his body.

Beryl suspects Eban knows why she’s been waking up with no memory of where she’s been or what she’s done, but he’s not talking. But when she inevitably learns what he’s hiding—or rather, what’s hiding inside her—she wonders if her love for him is real, or an illusion created by the demon’s lust.

Eban is losing the battle to hold his rising desire in check. There may be only one way to extricate Beryl from the beast entangling her mind. Call upon his demon blood…and offer it as a sacrifice.

Warning: Contains a half-human, half-demon doctor who can heal anyone except himself, and a woman who’d blush if she could remember the sensuous torture she’s been inflicting on him. Could make you wonder if you should start listening to the voices in your head…

About the Author:

A love of reading inspired Allison Merritt to pursue her dream of becoming an author who writes historical, paranormal and fantasy romances, often combining the sub-genres. She lives in a small town in the Ozark Mountains with her husband and dogs. When she’s not writing or reading, she hikes in national parks and conservation areas.

Allison graduated from College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri with a B.A. in mass communications that’s gathering dust after it was determined that she’s better at writing fluff than hard news.

Social media links:

Blog – http://havenovelwilledit.blogspot.com

Facebook – http://facebook.com/allisonmwrites

Twitter – http://twitter.com/allison_merrit

G+ – http://gplus.to/allisonmerritt

Goodreads – http://goodreads.com/AllisonMWrites

Pinterest – http://www.pinterest.com/allisonmwrites/

Read the first book in the series: Wystan (The Heckmasters)

Buy links:

Samhain – http://store.samhainpublishing.com/wystan-p-73651.html

Amazon – http://amzn.com/B00L501TJK

B&N – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wystan-allison-merritt/1119847207?ean=9781619222892

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A Crystal Angel-Giveaway

Check out this great Christmas giveaway!

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I am going to be a part of the 12 Days of Holiday Magic takeover event on December 20. I will takeover the event at noon that day. I thought it would be a good idea to start this rafflecopter today and end it at midnight on the 21. Give people a lot of time to enter.

So you can enter the rafflecopter by clicking this link here

Just go to the blue giveaway on my Facebook author page if you cannot get to it via the link above. You can find my author page here.

Click the link to the 12 Days of Holiday Magic and join in on all the fun!

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If you are interested in purchasing any of my books please visit one of the following retailers.Click on the name and it will take you to a list of my books available on each site.

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What Are the REAL Odds of Being a Successful Author?

Great advice for aspiring writers and current authors alike!

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I didn’t even consider becoming a writer until 1999 after my father passed away suddenly. Funny how death can make us take a hard look at life, right? Anyway, I recall feeling soooo overwhelmed. I mean my odds of even getting published were about as good as winning the lottery. And the odds of becoming a best-selling author? Well, mathematically speaking, I had a slightly greater chance of being mauled by a black bear and polar bear on the same day.

It was all I could do not to give up before I began.

But, after over 14 years doing this “writer thing,” I have a new perspective. Often it feels like we are the victims of fate, at the mercy of the universe, when actually it is pretty shocking how much of our own destiny we control. The good news is that…

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Double Release Party 12/12/14

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One week from today I am having a double release party along with Amanda Marie. Amanda’s book Scandalous Endeavors is releasing the same day as my book A Crystal Angel. So we’re having a PARTY!

The event has been open for a while now. If you would like to join the party click HERE

We are giving away lots and lots of prizes:

  • (Grand Prize awarded a Midnight $20 Amazon Gift card or PayPal)
  • Amazon Gift Cards
  • Books by Dawn Brower:
  • A Crystal Angel (Newest Release)
  • A Flawed Jewel (MyFirst book EVAH)
  • Cowgirl Fever
  • Books by Amanda Marie
  • Scandalous Endeavors

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Scandalous Endeavors is now available for Preorder on Amazon…Click HERE if you want to Preorder it today!

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If you want to purchase any of my books HERE is a link to my author page on Amazon.

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Scandalous Endeavors

I am happy to announce that my debut release Scandalous Endeavors is available for pre-order on Amazon! http://www.amazon.com/Scandalous-Endeavors-Amanda-Marie-ebook/dp/B00QH0PGNS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1417545094&sr=8-1&keywords=Scandalous+Endeavors

Lord Roseington wrapped his arms around her and stood up, setting her on her feet. “Yes, Amelia, everything is okay now.” He reached up and removed her arms from around him, then took a step back. “We must stop winding up in these situations before we cause a scandal.”

She looked at him through hooded eyes. “‘Tis a wonder we haven’t already.”

A man cleared his voice behind her.

Amelia turned her head, already knowing who had caught them. “Lord Goldstone, you mustn’t trouble yourself with keeping our secret.”

“What she means to say is that there is no secret to be kept. Amelia carelessly got close enough to the hearth to catch her skirts ablaze. I could not very well let her burn up.”

“No, Roseington, you were obliged to help. I am glad to know that you were not taking advantage of our dear Amelia.” He glanced at her and flashed a rakish smirk. “Indeed, you are a hero. Let us go share the story while Amelia changes her charred gown.”

She tried her hardest to shoot daggers at him from her narrowed glare. His grin only deepened at the attempt, which increased her ire. “Don’t you dare tell a soul. I would most definitely perish from the embarrassment!” Amelia spat the words out with anger and annoyance. How dare he ruin everything for a second time, and then jest about sharing her humiliation. If he were not Scottish, she would trap him instead. That would teach him a lesson.

“Do not worry your head over it, Lady Amelia. We will not breathe a word of this little mishap,” Lord Roseington said. “Right, Goldstone?”

“Of course not. All of your secrets are safe with me.” He winked.

Amelia blushed at what he had implied. “Thank you. Now that it is settled I am going to retire for the evening. Enjoy the rest of the party. Lord Roseington, Lord Goldstone.” She inclined her head to them before spinning on her heels and speeding from the room.

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About the author:

Amanda Marie dreams of days gone by when life moved at a slower pace. She enjoys taking pen to paper and exploring historical time periods through her imagination and the written word. Her hobbies include reading, writing, crocheting, traveling, photography, and spending time with her family. Some of Amanda Marie’s favorite places in the continental U.S. are Harper’s Ferry West Virginia and Sea Brook New Hampshire. She loves the history that surrounds them and visits them every chance she gets.

Amanda Marie lives along the Lake Huron shore line in northern Michigan with her husband and two kids. She holds a Master of Liberal Arts Degree with a concentration in literature and has a long standing love affair with sugary junk food.

Join Amanda Marie on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/#!/AuthorAmandaMarie1

Visit her blog at https://musingsbymandy.wordpress.com/

Write to Amanda Marie at amandamarieauthor@gmail.com

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