Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Steamy Holiday Reads!

Hi guys, this has been a week for announcing fun stuff for friends! I am delighted to help T.F. Walsh celebrate TWO awesome books: Cloaked in Christmas, and Fallen Ashes! Fallen Ashes comes out today, and Cloaked in Christmas came out a bit over a week ago.

I've already read Cloaked in Christmas, and it's definitely a 5 star super fun and steamy paranormal romance! I really like the Cloaked series, and I think this one is my fave so far. Set in Finland near the North Pole, it has wolf shifters and snowy forests and hot cocoa and blazing fireplaces and SEXY bits and a sweet romance all in one!! Loved it. And it's 99 cents!


Here's what T.F. has to say about the setting:

When was the last time you built a snow lantern on your front lawn?

In Finland, candles and snowballs are part of a special Christmas tradition. When the temperature and snow is just right, snowballs are made about the size of an apple. These snowballs are then hollowed out in the middle to allow space for a small candle. Once the candle is lit, these snow lanterns can be placed outside homes and along gateposts to light a path. Several snowballs can even be grouped together to make a bigger, brighter snow lantern!

On Christmas Eve, people in Finland also put up a Christmas tree and decorate the dinner table and windows with more candles. The warm glow creates the perfect, cozy atmosphere for a family dinner, singing and laughter. After dinner the famous Santa Claus or Joulupukki arrives to give out his presents. As Santa Claus lives in the northern part of Finland called Lapland or Korvatunturi, he delivers all his presents in person throughout Finland.

I had a lot of fun researching Finland Christmas for my latest release, Cloaked in Christmas. A tale about wolf shifters, fighting for the ones you love, and a sprinkling of festive magic. Here are a few more details I discovered while researching:

- Joulupukki also means ‘Christmas Goat’, which was a traditional Yule Goat who demanded presents from people! Over time, Santa Claus became the gift-giver, but the name hasn’t disappeared.
- If you have been naughty, you could end up with a bag of coal under the Christmas tree.
- Rice pudding is a traditional Christmas Eve breakfast in Finland!
- Relaxing in a sauna is a popular way to spend the end of the day after Christmas celebrations.

How do you celebrate Christmas?



About CLOAKED IN CHRISTMAS:

After fleeing her abusive ex, wulfkin Cacey Varg and her daughter settle happily with a new pack in Finland. As Christmas approaches, Cacey learns her ex has found them and is on his way to take their daughter back. But a massive snowstorm prevents her from packing up and leaving town - and instead delivers a sexy stranger to her doorstep. Can she trust that he isn't one of her ex's henchmen?

Second-in-command to Europe's most powerful wulfkin, hunter Vincent Lyall's spur-of-the-moment decision to check on his ailing mother soon finds him marooned at a cabin in the woods by the blizzard of the century. Trapped with this spirited vixen, resisting temptation is easier said than done . . . But she refuses to believe he is who he says he is.

Is love powerful enough to win when two sexy wolf shifters, an unwelcome past, and animalistic urges wreak havoc on the holiday season?

Cloaked in Christmas is a standalone story in the Wulfkin Legacy series and only 99cents.

Grab Your Copy: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Googleplay | iBooks

Wulfkin Legacy Series

Cloaked (prequel to #1) – Out now
Cloaked in Fur (Book #1) – Out now
Cloaked in Secrecy (Book #2) – Out now
Cloaked in Blood (Book #3) – Out now
Cloaked in Christmas – Out now

And definitely don't forget Fallen Ashes!! 



Last of your kind? Check. Being hunted by everyone? Check. Waking up magically bound to the world's most cocky and annoying assassin? Wait, what?
   
Survival has always been on the top of Fallen's To Do List as being the last Dragon shifter in Tapestry had painted a target on her long ago. But after being captured and magically tethered to an assassin who could kill her in an instant, time is running out. With the fate of an entire world at stake, Fallen has to find a way to get out alive, with or without her unwanted companion...her incredibly sexy unwanted companion.
   
Exiled from the Kingdom and on a mission to save his stepfather from the Collector, Saber's life is already a mess. But he never could imagine that he'd be hexed into a mindless shadow assassin or worse, being kidnapped and mystically-bound to a hot blonde vixen that has a crazy obsession with fire. Sexy/strange/fire-chick aside, he has got to find a way to get out of there but Fallen isn't in the least being helpful with their escape plan. Seriously, can things get any worse?
  
Magically-bound, determined, and both fighting an undeniable attraction, can Saber and Fallen work together to free themselves and save their world by defeating the Collector? Or will time slip out of their grasp and all will be lost?



Sounds awesome, right?

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About The Author

T.F. Walsh emigrated from Romania to Australia at the age of eight and now lives in a regional city south of Sydney with her husband. Growing up hearing dark fairytales, she's always had a passion for reading and writing horror, paranormal romance, urban fantasy and young adult stories. She balances all the dark with light fluffy stuff like baking and traveling.

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I hope you find some sizzling reads this holiday season! And don't forget to stay tuned for the Holiday Book Feast in three weeks!! December 24-31 at fantasybookgiveaways.blogspot.com. A giveaway plus LOTS of 99 cents book deals!


Sunday, December 4, 2016

Cover Reveal: When Ash Rains Down

Hi, lovelies! Today I have the distinct pleasure of helping with a cover reveal for a writer friend and critique partner, Cecelia Earl! If you've read my Zyan Star series you know I love angels (Eli, the yummy angelic warrior is one of the main characters). So I was super excited to read Cecelia's young adult fantasy about a female angelic warrior and an epic battle between good and evil. It's a really fun read, and you can pre-order below for 99 cents!

Also, all day on the 4th she's hosting a party over on Facebook. Drop on by! I'm one of the guest authors at 9 PM EST/8 CST. And now for the reveal!!!


Drum roll......






Thursday, November 24, 2016

New Fantasy Book Giveaway Site!!

Happy Thanksgiving!! I have a very cool announcement that I think you'll love: I've started a fantasy book giveaway blog with two of my fellow fantasy authors!
We're kicking things off with the Holiday Book Feast Dec. 24-31. You'll definitely want to stop by and enter the book bundle giveaway, as well as checking out the 25 featured 99 cent books!! Free and 99 cents is always a good thing, especially with lots of holiday gift cards :) Check out the site and follow to stay up to date on the latest info! And our hashtag is #PNRFeast. See you there!


Saturday, November 19, 2016

Winner of the Giveaway and a HUGE thank you!!

Hi, everyone! Drum roll please... the winner of my $50 Amazon gift card to celebrate the release of Huntress Found is...


Erika W!


Erika, I'll be emailing you the gift card code later today!

And I want to say THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to the many friends who went above and beyond helping me spread the word for my new series. I'm now juggling two series, and writing a third for my agent! #Crazy :)

It's been a super fun release week, and I was on staycation so I could enjoy it, so thanks for celebrating with me!! I also hammered out the new Zyan Star novelette that is releasing at the end of the year, so if you're waiting on your Zyan fix, it's coming soon.

TTFN!


Friday, November 11, 2016

Huntress Found Release Party and $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!!!


The hunt is on!!

I am wildly excited to release my book baby to the world... Huntress Found, book one of The Timekeeper's War Trilogy. And to celebrate, I'm giving away a $50 Amazon gift card! Please help me spread the news about both Huntress and the giveaway so we can give this series a proper kickoff.

Also, it's 99 cents, guys!! And will be for at least the rest of the year.



Huntress is contemporary fantasy, a mashup of Artemis mythology and Dr. Who with a sprinkle of steampunk. It's really unique and fun (can you tell I LOVE it?):

Evryn’s got mad skills at playing hide and seek. She can find lost children, hack the most secure databases, pretty much anything. Except for the one thing she desires most: the knowledge of who her parents are, why they abandoned her, and what her special talent means about who and what she really is.

So, when a guy named Seeker appears quite literally out of nowhere, claiming to know about her past and offering her a job, Evryn can’t say yes fast enough. Even if it does mean following him to another realm. As in, mind-blowingly, not Earth. Apparently she’s part of an elite clan of Hunters descending from Artemis who can find just about anything in all of time and space. As the last of Artemis’ direct lineage, Evryn is her clan’s best shot at finding a lost city before rival clans do.

Not just any city, but the flying, realm-hopping city of Skye. Aboard Skye is the Artifex, a magical device with the power to create or destroy worlds. Everyone wants the device, and with Evryn’s super-powered lineage, it means everyone wants her, too. It’s hard to decide who she can trust, even within her own clan. After she discovers a strange, alluring connection to the Artifex, she’s not even sure she can trust herself. Worse yet, the only person who may be able to help her is the Timekeeper, the sadistic ancient being who created the Artifex. An interdimensional war is brewing, and Evryn is right at the epicenter of it all. 

Let the hunt begin.


Snag your copy for 99 cents at the retailers below, and add to Goodreads!

Amazon         Barnes and Noble          iTunes          Kobo

If you want a little teaser, I put some of my fave quotes on these Twitter images (and you can also steal to tweet or put on your blog if you want to share the love!).







And last but not least, the $50 Amazon gift card giveaway! Enter and be merry! Thanks for partying with me, guys :) 




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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Be Here Now

Just uploaded Huntress Found to Amazon for release this Friday, and was flipping through the preview mode to make sure all the formatting converted correctly. Snippets of scenes and dialogue kept popping out at me, and I was just overwhelmed for a moment by how much I LOVE this book. I won't get into all the things I love about it and sound like a total narcissist.

The point is that it's a feeling I need to remember. I created this work of art, and I love it. It doesn't matter if anyone else loves it, or if it becomes a bestseller, or if I make any money. Those thing are all awesome, and I hope they will happen. But I'm often a very impatient, driven person, looking ahead to the future. So, remembering how deeply I heart this book is my "be here now" moment. It's something for me to return to and relish when I'm galloping full speed ahead not appreciating things in life.

What's your "be here now" moment?

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Ten Days Until Huntress Found Release and $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

Hi, friends!! I cannot believe it's November already. Did everybody have a rad Halloween? I was Darth Vader. It ruled.

So, Huntress Found, the first book in my new Timekeeper's War series, is releasing on 11/11. THIS MONTH!!! Aaahhhhhh!!!!! And election week, too. What a week, man.

Anyway, I'm giving away a $50 Amazon gift card through Rafflecopter, so save the date and swing back by here on 11/11 to enter for the giveaway and help me blast Huntress into the world. I'll love you EVER so much.

See you then!