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Feature: Dark and Deadly: Eight Bad Boys of Paranormal Romance Boxed Set


Dark and Deadly: Eight Bad Boys of Paranormal Romance Boxed Set is now available worldwide for a special introductory price of only $0.99!

Eight hot paranormal romances by New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors. Alpha-male bad boys will fulfill your darkest, most deadliest desires in these stories about shifters, werewolves, vampires, magic, special powers and other realms. But only if you dare…



Feature: Dark and Deadly: Eight Bad Boys of Paranormal Romance Boxed Set



Bodyguard by Jennifer Ashley

Elizabeth Chapman is saved from an armed attacker by a Kodiak bear who shifts into a tight-bodied, naked human male. Ronan takes Elizabeth to Shiftertown, becoming her 24/7 bodyguard. The mateless Ronan has adopted a houseful of orphaned Shifters--having grown up in foster care, Elizabeth is touched by his protectiveness. Ronan only wants to keep Elizabeth safe, but the sassy woman is triggering his long-buried need to mate.


Alejandro's Soceress by Alyssa Day

He’s a warrior, hardened by years of protecting his town from vampire attack. She’s a garden witch who sees the world in shades of sunshine and delight. Opposites don’t only attract, they go supernova in this sizzling tale of magic and mayhem.


Bewitch by Felicity Heaton

A vampire with a bloodstained past and a soul tainted with darkness, Payne is perfect in his self-control, never surrendering to his darkest desires. Now a beautiful witch in the shadowy fae underworld reawakens long denied hungers and tempts him with pleasure. When one incredible night of fulfilling their fantasies leads to more than just keeping a promise and saving a friend, will they be able to overcome the barriers that stand between them and forever?


Darkness Falls by Erin Kellison

Agent Malcolm Rook is hunting for people with the rarest of talents—the ability to master dreams. He finds the undeniably gifted Jordan Lane, but she’s wary of mysterious Rook and resists his pursuit as long as she can. Yet the dreamwaters they enter are too exhilarating to resist, and attraction soon ignites electric passions. Delving too deep stirs a nightmare, one they must defeat, or be forever lost to darkness.


Rogue's Passion by Laurie London

Blaming himself for the death of a friend, Iron Guild warrior Asher Kane vows to bring those responsible to justice. After he’s hurt on a mission and nursed back to health by a beautiful yet mysterious woman, this dangerously sexy bad-boy finds himself falling for Olivia…even as he struggles to stay away. But stalking them on the streets of New Seattle is a cruel and vengeful evil—one that threatens to destroy them both…


The Forbidden Life of Alex Moore by Erin Quinn

Alex’s mission: Kill the hellhounds that have invaded earth and return to his home in the Beyond. But from the start, things go horribly wrong. The hounds are cunning and a human female witnesses their attack—she intervenes and saves Alex’s life. Now he must keep the alluring Lilly alive while fighting his desire for her. When passion flares, Alex risks all to protect her and defend the forbidden life he craves.


The Mating Heat by Bonnie Vanak

Werewolf Kara Mitchell fled with her brother Aiden to Montana after their alpha father punished her for kissing sexy omega werewolf Ryder Carrington. Left scarred by her father’s cruelty, Kara believes no one can love her. After killing his alpha to save the pack, Ryder now rules, but needs a mate. His blood runs hot for Kara. Ryder will do anything to claim her, even risk an all-out pack war that could cost them everything…


Trapped by Caris Roane

Mastyr Vampire Zephyr, a one-man fighting force, struggles to save the life of a woman who despises his warrior ways. She’s been a thorn in his side, but he has one goal: to keep her safe. For Alesia, however, she just wishes he’d leave her alone since she can never approve of his profession. She broke up with him months ago and wants to start a new life. The trouble is, he’s still the one man who can curl her toes.



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Guest Blog by Erin Kellison - It’s the end of the world as we know it

Please welcome the fabulous Erin Kellison to The Qwillery. Erin is the author of the Shadow Touch series and the new Shadow Kissed series, which kicks off with Fire Kissed!



It’s the end of the world as we know it


First, a huge thank you to the awesome and generous Sally for having me back on the Qwillery. I’ve stopped by for all of my releases and hope to come back every time in the future. As a thank you to readers today, I’m giving away a copy of Fire Kissed, book one in my new Shadow Kissed series. All you have to do is answer this question: Do you believe in magic? And why?



In Fire Kissed (Shadow Kissed series #1), the world is growing dark with Shadow, which means magic is coming back into the world from Twilight, the realm of the fae. The streets are filled with fear (and the occasional monster), and a general sense of unease is growing among humankind. And in the midst of the uncertainty, mage families (with magic in their bloodlines) are surging into power. The main storyline involves Kaye Brand, a fire mage, who is hired by Jack Bastian, an angel, to infiltrate her kind to discover the mages’ plans. Things get a little hot along the way.  :-)

I wrote Fire Kissed and turned in the manuscript to my editor. As with every book, she reads and gives me revisions. This time around she suggested that I include a few short scenes that illustrate how the increasing darkness affects everyday people, not just the main characters. I had kept the story tightly braided between Kaye, Jack, and baddy Ferro. But to me this was a delicious request. In fact, I’d have been giddy to have been able to add a whole lot more. It’s my secret fantasy to write a much bigger book. 

I went with vignettes, small snapshots of what people witnessed and the paranoia that simmered under the surface of daily life. I tried to capture that moment when people really don’t believe the clips they catch on YouTube—it’s a hoax, a clever lie that’s multiplied and gone viral—and yet, they feel a change and have no idea what to do.


Here’s an excerpt:


    A woman’s scream—Jodi?—brought Tom Peterman from his sofa to his feet, the newspaper sliding from his lap to the floor. He’d heard his daughter scream in fear as a child, but never as a grown woman.

    Heart in his throat, he strode to his townhouse door. While he unlocked the deadbolt, another woman’s scream ripped through him—Marianne, his wife. After thirty-two years of marriage, he was absolutely certain to whom that voice belonged.

    He flung open the door.  Descended the short flight of stairs that led to the street. Searched left and right for any sign of them. “Marianne!” he called. “Jodi?”

    They’d gone shopping. A girl’s night out while Jodi was on a rare break from her residency. Said they were going to spend his money on something extravagant. And he’d asked, Why his money? His wife made more. Which was a point of family pride—Marianne’s recent promotion to partner. Everything they’d worked for was finally coming through.

    He saw two slight figures and started running toward them. Oh, God, his girls. He moved to collect them in his arms. “What’s goi—”

    Another figure, a man, appeared behind them, moving fast. He was a half a block away, but Tom could see his elongating teeth. The man opened his mouth nightmare-wide and let out a monster shriek.

    Jesus.

    “Inside,” Tom said, dragging Marianne and Jodi.

    He’d seen news reports and screen captures of creatures like this, but not here. Not in his neighborhood. Not after his family.

    What was happening to the world? The explanations on the news were all bad, all unbelievable, all terrifying. But were they true?

    The three of them tripped up the steps to the house. Slammed themselves inside. Marianne and Jodi babbled through tears and broken breaths. “…came out of nowhere…almost got mom…mace did nothing…”

    Tom was shaking too. Monsters in the night, coming after his girls.

    Not his girls.

    He went for his shotgun.
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About Fire Kissed

Fire Kissed
Shadow Kissed 1
Zebra, July 3, 2012
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 352 pages

Guest Blog by Erin Kellison - It’s the end of the world as we know it
Fae Fire

It is Kaye Brand's power to wield. But outcast from her kind, she's been selling herself to the highest bidder - money for her survival in exchange for a magic glimpse into the flames of the future.

Angel Ice

One of the angelic Order, Jack Bastian has no use for a female like Kaye, as provocative and unexpected as her blazing beauty. Yet he has no choice but to hire her to uncover the secrets of his sworn enemy and her former fiance, Ferrol Grey.

Magekind

War is inevitable between the defenders of the Order and the mage Houses who threaten to engulf the world in Shadow. For Jack, mage-born Kaye is off limits, no matter how hot the impossible attraction between them. But in the coming darkness, beset by danger and desire, everything is about to change...


Also by Erin Kellison

The Shadow Touch Series
Guest Blog by Erin Kellison - It’s the end of the world as we know it



About Erin

Guest Blog by Erin Kellison - It’s the end of the world as we know it
Erin Kellison is the author of the Shadow Series, which includes Shadow Bound and Shadow Fall, as well as Shadowman (Sept 2011), and the e-novella Shadow Touch (June 2011). Stories have always been a central part of Erin's life. She attempted her first book in sixth grade, a dark fantasy adventure, and she still has those early hand-written chapters. She graduated summa cum laude with a degree in English Language and Literature and went on for a masters in Cultural Anthropology, focusing on oral storytelling. When she had children, nothing scared her anymore, so her focus shifted to writing fiction.


For excerpts and more information, please come find me at:

Erin’s website: www.ErinKellison.com.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ErinKellisonAuthor

Twitter: www.twitter.com/EKellison



The Giveaway

THE RULES

What:  One commenter will win a copy of Fire Kissed (Shadow Kissed 1) from Erin!

How:  Leave a comment answering Erin's question:

Do you believe in magic? And why?

Please remember - if you don't answer the question your entry will not be counted. You MUST leave a way to contact you.

Who and When:  The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59pm US Eastern Time on Sunday, July 15, 2012. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 years old or older to enter.

*Giveaway rules are subject to change.*

Winners x 5 - May 6, 2012

And the winners are...

Nightshifted (Nightshifted/Edie Spence 1) by Cassie Alexander - Ended April 30, 2012 - Read the Guest Blog here.

Winners x  5 - May 6, 2012

Question:  What do you think of the covers for Nightshifted and Moonshifted?

Lexi H who said...

The cover of Nightshifted was what drew me to the book in the first place, I love the dragon shadow on the door and the look on her face, sort of "yeah, there's a dragon on the other side of that door. So what, what are you gonna do about it."

An interesting way to write, but hey if it works it works. =)


Winners x  5 - May 6, 2012


Wishful Thinking (Time of Transition 3) by Gabi Stevens - Ended May 1, 2012 - Read the Guest Post here.

Winners x  5 - May 6, 2012

Question:  What magic have you found in your life?

Rebe who said...

Congratulations on your new release, Gabi! I agree that the internet is magic, although I'm still blown away by my "magic" kindle! Books mysteriously appear on it, while my checkbook magically shrinks. So bizarre...


Winners x  5 - May 6, 2012


Coveted (Coveted 1) by Shawntelle Madison - Ended May 2, 2012 - Read the interview here.

Winners x  5 - May 6, 2012

Question:  Who is your favorite werewolf from books, movies or TV? (You can list more than one!)

Jet who said...

Favourite werewolf... Oh the choices! I would have to go with Alcide from True Blood, he is the first that pops into my mind.


Winners x  5 - May 6, 2012


Lies & Omens (Shadow Inquiries 4) by Lyn Benedict - Ended May 3, 2012 - Read the interview here. US/Canada ONLY

Winners x  5 - May 6, 2012

Question: Do you have any favorite Private Investigators who specialize in the supernatural? or Just leave a comment.

Natalia J who said...

I guess for me might be the X-files Agent Mulder and Scully.I love that show even if it didn't have weird paranormal things, while growing up I was be afraid and interested watching the show even if I covered my face.Also a big fan of the Dresden files.


Winners x  5 - May 6, 2012


$25 gift card from Erin Kellison - Ended May 5, 2012 - Read the Guest Blog here. US ONLY.

US$25

Quetsion:  If you were in Ellie’s shoes, what would your shadow capable of??

Gale Nelson who said...

My shadow would be a shifter!!


Winners x  5 - May 6, 2012


The winners have been notified and have until 11:59PM on May 13, 2012 or The Qwillery will very randomly pick a new winner or winners.

Thank you.

Guest Blog by Erin Kellison - Spotlight on a Shadow

Please welcome Erin Kellison to The Qwillery. Erin is the author of the Shadow series and the upcoming Shadow Kissed series.


Spotlight on a Shadow
by Erin Kellison

First, a huge thank you to Sally for having me here today. I’m celebrating the release of Shadow Play, the second e-novella installment in my Shadow Touch novella series. And I’m offering a $25 gift card to a random commenter who answers the question below.

While I was writing Shadow Fall, the second book in my Shadow series, I had an idea for a heroine I later named Eleanor Russo. She grew up a shut-in and is basically terrified of the world (and herself) because her shadow can move, speak, and act independently of her flesh and blood body. The shadow is the most primal part of Ellie, the part that has no shame, cannot lie, and is instinct personified. She is the id (think Freud) and will do what she must to survive.

If my shadow could do all that, I’d be in a lot of trouble. I think I’m a pretty peace-loving person, but I do contemplate murder all the time (for my stories, and yeah, okay, the occasional person who ticks me off). And I’m generally truthful, except when I’m not. And no one except my husband is very aware of my libidinous side. Okay, maybe my readers might guess about that. My point is, on the surface, I’m just like everyone else. And underneath… well, I think I’m just like everyone else there too. And so is Ellie, except her dark side roams freely while the rest of her has to contend with the aftermath.

I wondered… what if the dark side was stronger than the thinking part that’s supposed to control it? And wouldn’t it be cool to write the character arc of the person finally mastering her dark side and kicking the crap out of bad guys at the same time?

I loved the idea of the character, but I ended up writing a different book (Shadowman). Around that time, I was contracted to write a novella in my Shadow series. I knew instantly that it would feature Ellie and would introduce Dr. Cameron Kalamos as well, her love interest (I get giddy thinking about his character too).

That novella became Shadow Touch, the first in my Shadow Touch series in which Ellie Russo goes to the Segue Institute for help. It’s a last-ditch effort, an act of desperation. She doesn’t exactly get what she wants from Segue (and Dr. Kalamos), but it’s enough to keep her alive, and her shadow (somewhat) in check.

Shadow Touch wasn’t enough for me. Once I had written Ellie and Cam, I knew I had to continue their story. Their arcs were conceived for a full novel, and that’s ultimately what I wanted to do. My publisher was fantastic and agreed to three more novellas to complete Ellie’s story. The second, Shadow Play, was just released. I’m working on Shadow Hunt right now (bwahahaha) and am looking forward to the final installment, Shadow Untitled (catchy, huh?).

Each story stands alone, with a romantic arc connecting the four. And ALSO, the novella series bridges my original Shadow series and the Shadow Kissed series (a spin-off), which debuts with Fire Kissed on July 3.

Here’s the blurb for Shadow Play:

Guest Blog by Erin Kellison - Spotlight on a Shadow
Shadow

The world is growing dark with it as mysteries from antiquity and legend creep into our time, bringing a new world of danger, beauty and...

Magic

Dr. Cam Kalamos has dedicated his life to studying its strange properties, but nothing is more intriguing than a woman whose soul is split in half, one part under her control, one part bent on...

Seduction

How can he resist the lure of a lover with no inhibitions and an insatiable desire to possess him? Both Ellie and her shadow want Cam, but there is an innocent child to be rescued from the forest and the strange fae creatures of...

Twilight

Love, loyalty, betrayal - which will rule? As Ellie sends her other self into the darkness, there is only one certainty: Trusting in shadows is a dangerous game.

Guest Blog by Erin Kellison - Spotlight on a Shadow



About Erin

Guest Blog by Erin Kellison - Spotlight on a Shadow
Erin Kellison is the author of the Shadow Series, which includes Shadow Bound and Shadow Fall, as well as Shadowman (Sept 2011), and the e-novella Shadow Touch (June 2011). Stories have always been a central part of Erin's life. She attempted her first book in sixth grade, a dark fantasy adventure, and she still has those early hand-written chapters. She graduated summa cum laude with a degree in English Language and Literature and went on for a masters in Cultural Anthropology, focusing on oral storytelling. When she had children, nothing scared her anymore, so her focus shifted to writing fiction.

Erin's Links:



The Giveaway

THE RULES

What:  One commenter will win a $25 gift card from Erin. US ONLY.

How:  Leave a comment answering Erin's question:

If you were in Ellie’s shoes, what would your shadow capable of??

Please remember - if you don't answer the question your entry will not be counted.

You may receive additional entries by:

1)   Being a Follower of The Qwillery.

2)   Mentioning the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter. Even if you mention the giveaway on both, you will get only one additional entry. You get only one additional entry even if you mention the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter multiple times.

3)   Mentioning the giveaway on your on blog or website. It must be your own blog or website; not a website that belongs to someone else or a site where giveaways, contests, etc. are posted.

There are a total of 4 entries you may receive: Comment (1 entry), Follower (+1 entry), Facebook and/or Twitter (+ 1 entry), and personal blog/website mention (+1 entry). This is subject to change again in the future for future giveaways.

Please leave links for Facebook, Twitter, or blog/website mentions. You MUST leave a way to contact you.

Who and When:  The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a US mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59pm US Eastern Time on Saturday, May 5, 2012. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 years old or older to enter.

*Giveaway rules are subject to change.*

The View From Monday - April 23, 2012

Happy April 23, 2012. On this day in history King Brian of Ireland was murdered by Vikings (1014) and William Shakespeare was born (1564). See if you can weave these fun historical facts into conversation today! [Facts courtesy of History.com]

This week at The Qwillery:

Monday - 2012 Debut Author Challenge Guest Post by Cassie AlexanderNightshifted (Edie Spence 1) Cassie's debut, will be published on May 22, 2012.

Tuesday -  Guest Blog by Gabi Stevens - Updating the Fairy Godmother for the 21st Century. Gabi's most recent novel, Wishful Thinking (Time of Transition Trilogy 3), will be published on April 24, 2012.

Wednesday - 2012 Debut Author Challenge Interview with Shawntelle Madison. Coveted (Coveted 1), Shawntelle's debut, will be published on April 24, 2012.

Thursday - Interview with Lyn Benedict. Lyn's most recent novel, Lies & Omens (Shadows Inquiries 4) will be published on April 24, 2012.


Saturday - Guest Blog by Erin Kellison. Shadow Play (an eNovella) will be published on April 24, 2012.

Sunday - Guest Blog by Isabel Cooper. Lessons After Dark (Englefield 2) Was published on April 3, 2012.


And because of the large number of books out this week - a book shopping list in PDF format may be found by clicking HERE. Click "File" on the left and then "Print (PDF).



April 23, 2012
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Gothicka: Vampire Heroes, Human Gods, and the New Supernatural
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Victoria Nelson Literary Criticism





April 24, 2012
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Sevin
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Elizabeth Amber PNR - Lords of Satyr 7
The High Crusade (ri)
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Poul Anderson SF
Lies & Omens
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Lyn Benedict UF - Shadows Inquiries 4
Star Trek: DTI: Forgotten History
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Christopher L. Bennett SF - Star Trek
Summoning the Night
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Jenn Bennett UF - Arcadia Bell 2
Passion Play (h2mm)
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Beth Bernobich F - River of Souls 1
Deadly Descendant
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Jenna Black UF - Nikki Glass 2
Dreadnaught (h2mm)
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Jack Campbell SF - Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier 1
The Burning Man
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Mark Chadbourn F - Kingdom of the Serpent 2
Hard Magic (h2mm)
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Larry Correia UF - Grimnoir Chronicles 1
Battleship
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Peter David SF
Undead and Undermined (h2mm)
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
MaryJanice Davidson PNR - Queen Betsy 10
Void Stalker
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Aaron Dembski-Bowden SF - Warhammer 40,000: Night Lords
Warrior
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Kristina Douglas PNR - Fallen 3
Architect of Fate
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Christian Dunn SF - Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Battles
The Crippled God (h2mm)
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Steven Erikson F - Malazan Book of the Fallen 10
Siege
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Rhiannon Frater H/PA/Z - As the World Dies 3
Scourge
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Jeff Grubb SF - Star Wars
Evil Dark
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Justin Gustainis UF - Occult Crime Unit Investigations 2
Champion of Mars
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Guy Haley SF
Tricked
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Kevin Hearne UF - Iron Druid Chronicles 4
Kiss of Pride
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Sandra Hill PNR - Deadly Angels 1
Lance of Earth and Sky
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Erin Hoffman F - The Chaos Knight 2
Second Grave on the Left (tp2mm)
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Darynda Jones UF - Charley Davidson 2
The Wind Through the Keyhole
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Stephen King F - Dark Tower 8
All for You
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Lynn Kurland PNR
The Night Sessions
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Ken MacLeod SF
Coveted (d)
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Shawntelle Madison UF - Coveted 1
Fevre Dream (ri)
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
George R.R. Martin F
Fort Freak
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
George R.R. Martin SF - Wild Cards 21
Into the Dreaming (ri)
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Karen Marie Moning PNR/TTR - Highlander
First Strike (tp2mm)
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Eric Nylund SF - Halo
Shadow Blizzard
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Alexey Pehov F - Chronicles of Siala 3
The Hot Gate (h2mm)
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
John Ringo SF - Troy Rising 3
Obsidian Flame
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Caris Roane PNR - World of Ascension 5
Under a Vampire Moon
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Lynsay Sands PNR - Argeneau 16
The Pack (h2mm)
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Jason Starr PS - The Pack 1
Hex (h2mm)
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Allen Steele SF - Coyote 8
The Prophet
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Amanda Stevens UF - Graveyard Queen 3
Wishful Thinking
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Gabi Stevens PNR - Time of Transition Trilogy 3
Wicked Road to Hell
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Juliana Stone PNR - League of Guardians 1
Coalition's End (h2mm)
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Karen Traviss SF - Gears of War 4
Bitter Seeds (h2mm)
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Ian Tregillis HF/AH - Raybould Marsh 1
The Children of the Sky (h2mm)
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Vernor Vinge SF - Zones of Thought 3
The Nekropolis Archives
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Tim Waggoner UF - Matt Richter 1-3
On the Prowl
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Christine Warren UF - The Others 6
Night Angel
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Brent Weeks F - The Complete Night Angel Trilogy
Rage of the Dragon
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Margaret Weis
Tracy Hickman
F - Dragonships of Vindras 3
32 Fangs: A Final Vampire Tale
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
David Wellington H - Laura Caxton 4
Blackbirds (d)
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Chuck Wendig UF - Miriam Black 1
Dead Winter
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
CL Werner F - Time of Legends 11
Extremis (h2mm)
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Steve White
Charles E. Gannon
SF - Starfire 6
Hunted
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Rebecca Zanetti PNR - Dark Protectors 3





April 26, 2012
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Nancy Atherton PCM - Aunt Dimity 17
Red, White and Blood
The View From Monday - April 23, 2012
Christopher Farnsworth ST- Nathaniel Cade 3



d - debut
h2mm - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback
ri - Reissue
tp2mm - Trade Paperback to Mass Market Paperback

AH - Alternate History
F - Fantasy
H - Horror
HF- Historical Fantasy
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
PS - Paranormal Suspense
SF - Science Fiction
ST - Supernatural Thriller
TTR - Time Travel Romance
UF - Urban Fantasy
Z - Zombies

Winners x 8 - September 17, 2011

The Black London series by Caitlin Kittredge

Winners x 8 - September 17, 2011

Bastard who said...

And to answer the question, hate to admit it since I've always thought myself as an Epic Fantasy guy, but can't stop reading Urban Fantasy. So Urban Fantasy.

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Choice of one of the Blood Lines series novels by Maria Lima

Winners x 8 - September 17, 2011

JoAnna who said...

This was a tough one. I'm going to go with Zsadist from the Black Dagger Brotherhood.

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The Twenty Palaces series - Child of Fire, Game of Cages and Circle of Enemies - by Harry Connolly

Winners x 8 - September 17, 2011

Lee who said...

Urban Fantasy, If you like Syfy's "Sanctuary" you will probably like Connolly. I know I would love to read all three and have them in my library.

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Untamed Highlander by Donna Grant

Winners x 8 - September 17, 2011

Barbara E. who said...

Hard to choose because I love them all, but I think I'd go with Scotland above all because of those awesome kilts and that Scottish accent.

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Night Falls on the Wicked by Sharie Kohler

Winners x 8 - September 17, 2011

Arianne Cruz who said...

I would say Witches :D

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Haunting Desire by Erin Quinn

Winners x 8 - September 17, 2011

Laura H. who said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to travel to any time in England prior to the 1900s. I love the elegant dress of that time and where behavior is dictated by "The Ton". I would hope I am one of those women with a more contemporary point of view, however. And the thought of using a chamber pot is somewhat disconcerting! :-)

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Shadow Bound, Shadow Fall, and Shadowman by Erin Kellison

Winners x 8 - September 17, 2011

Jolene and Family who said...

This looks like a great series! Thanks for the chance to win

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Kiss of the Rose, Blood of the Rose, and Mark of the Rose by Kate Pearce

Winners x 8 - September 17, 2011

Sullivan McPig who said...

I don't know any rose names, but I like the dark red ones best.
My favourite flower is the Snowdrop though.

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Winners have been notified and have until 11:59 PM US Eastern Time on Saturday, September 24, 2011 to respond or The Qwillery will very randomly choose a new winner or winners.

Thank you to everyone who participated.

Interview with Erin Kellison and Giveaway - September 8, 2011

Please welcome Erin Kellison to The Qwillery.

Erin:  First of all, a huge thank you to Sally for hosting me here today to help celebrate the release of the third book in my Shadow series, Shadowman. Thanks to everyone for stopping by. Leave a comment for a chance to get all three books in the series: Shadow Bound, Shadow Fall, and Shadowman.

TQShadowman is the 3rd novel in the Shadow series, how have the Shadowlands surprised you since the 1st novel, Shadow Bound?

Erin:  The Shadowlands, or Twilight, has always been my story wild card. I can do whatever I want with it. I’m able to exceed the physics of the mundane world and dive into pure fantasy. BUT, I was completely surprised by how Shadowman perceives that realm.

TQ:  In the Shadow series, which character has surprised you the most?

Erin:  Zoe. I had no idea at the outset that I would use, like, and relate to her so much. She’s a wreck in this book because she’s undergoing a massive character change. She’s very real, very angry, very raw, and I love every moment she’s on the page.

TQ:  Please tell us about The Segue Institute.

Erin:  The Segue Institute is dedicated to the research and understanding of paranormal phenomena arising from the influx of Shadow into the world.

For more information, visit www.SegueInstitute.com for current research projects, personnel, and updates on wraith attacks globally.

TQ:  Describe Shadowman (Shadow 3) in 140 characters or less.

Erin:  Curses, this is hard.

Death builds a gate to Hell to find his love, but she finds him first. A devil is loosed and angels ready for war. All Hell breaks loose.

TQ:  In Shadowman, who was the most difficult character to write and why? Easiest and why?

Erin:  Shadowman was the most difficult! He’s made out of Shadow (magic), and so every aspect of touch and movement had to be re-imagined. And since he’s fae, he has no human sensibilities. I had to step out of myself to make sure his reactions and motivations worked. I had to make an abstraction, Death, a multi-layered character.

Easiest? Rose Anne Petty, psychopath and escapee from Hell. Usually I work on a character a bit before they completely gel both in my mind and with the story. I did not revise a single scene featuring the murderous Rose. I don’t want to think about what that says about me. I can say I had a hell of a lot of fun.

TQ:  The Shadow series is what I would call paranormal romantic suspense. Are there any other genres in which you'd like to write?

Erin:  I love where I’m writing now, but I can also easily see myself going a little more urban fantasy, horror (which is what I started writing), and for a little bit of split personality, sometimes I’d like to kick around a historical romance (medieval). And I’m also working on a YA (in the paranormal romantic suspense subgenre).

TQ:  How many books are planned for the Shadow series? Will there be more novellas?

Erin:  I’m working on the fourth book now, Shadow Fire, which has a release date of July 2012. And I’m contracted for a fifth beyond that. And yes! There will be three more novellas continuing the story I began in Shadow Touch, with characters Cam and Ellie returning.

TQ:  What's next?

Erin:  I’m preparing to dive into part II of Cam and Ellie’s story. I enjoy the novella length, which surprises me because I’d love to write longer books. (What I wouldn’t give to write a 500 page book!) And I’ll be jumping into book five of my Shadow series as well.

TQ:  Thank you for joining us at The Qwillery.


About the Shadow Series

Shadowman
Shadow 3
(Kensington, September 6, 2011)
Ghosts
They haunt the halls of the Segue Institute, terrifying the living, refusing to cross over. But one soul is driven by a very different force.

Love
It survives even death. And Kathleen O'Brien swore she would return to those she was forced to leave too soon.

Shadowman
He broke every rule to have her in life; now he will defy the angels to find her in death.

The Gate
Forging it is his single hope of being reunited with his beloved, but through it an abomination enters the world. Leaving a trail of blood and violence, the devil hunts her too. Pursued through realms of bright fantasy and dark reality, Kathleen is about to be taken...
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Shadow Touch
E-novella
(Kensington, June 1, 2011)
Magic
It is bleeding into our world, bringing with it banshees, wraiths, fae from the twisting forests of Twilight. But Ellie's problem is a very different kind of phenomenon...

Shadow
It ought to be attached to her; instead it has a life of its own. And her dark mirror image is a wild thing, willfully seducing the very man Ellie hoped could help.

Science
Cam has devoted his career to exploring the boundaries between this world and the Hereafter. But nothing could prepare him for the mischief and mayhem of a soul split in two.

Surrender
Who will give in first: the man struggling to unite two halves of one fascinating female; the shadow fighting for freedom to experience the thrill of every emotion; or the woman who is about to discover her own deepest desires?

Shadow Fall
Shadow 2
(Dorchester, July 27, 2010)
Sacrifice
Custo Santovari accepted pain, blood, even death, to save his best friend. But a man with all his sins just isn't cut out to be an angel.

Mystery
One moment he's fleeing Heaven; the next, he's waking up stark naked in Manhattan. In the middle of a war. Called there by a woman who's desperately afraid of the dark.

Shadow
It gathers around Annabella as she performs, filled with fantastic images of another world, bringing both a golden hero and a nightmare lover.

Wolf
He pursues her relentlessly, twisting her desires even as she gives herself to the man she loves. Because each of us has a wild side, and Annabella is about to unleash the beast.

Shadow Bound
Shadow 1
(Dorchester, June 29, 2010)
Death
Some people will do anything to avoid it. Even trade their immortal souls for endless existence.

Wraiths
Secretly, inexorably, they are infiltrating our world, sucking the essence out of unsuspecting victims with their hideous parody of a kiss.

Segue
Adam Thorne founded the Institute to study and destroy his monster of a brother, but the key to its success is held in the pale, slender hand of a woman on the run. There is something hauntingly different about Talia O’Brien, her unknowing sensuality, her uncanny way of slipping into Shadow.

Twilight
This is the place between life and what comes after - a dark forest of fantasy, filled with beauty, peril, mystery. And Talia is about to open the door.

Book covers and descriptions from Erin Kellison's website.


About Erin

Erin Kellison is the author of the Shadow Series, which includes Shadow Bound and Shadow Fall, as well as the upcoming Shadowman (Sept 2011), and the e-novella Shadow Touch (June 2011). Stories have always been a central part of Erin's life. She attempted her first book in sixth grade, a dark fantasy adventure, and she still has those early hand-written chapters. She graduated summa cum laude with a degree in English Language and Literature and went on for a masters in Cultural Anthropology, focusing on oral storytelling. When she had children, nothing scared her anymore, so her focus shifted to writing fiction.

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The Giveaway

THE RULES

What:  One commenter will Shadow Bound, Shadow Fall, and  Shadowman from Erin!

How:  Leave a comment.

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Who and When: The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59pm US Eastern Time on Thursday, September 15, 2011. Void where prohibited by law.

*Giveaway rules are subject to change.*

The View From Monday - August 8, 2011

Once again it is Monday. It's a light week for new releases. This is not necessarily a bad thing. There were so many releases last week, I need a week to catch up. While there might not be many books being released it's still a busy week at The Qwillery.

There are 4 interviews this week Patricia Eimer (August 9th), Kat Richardson (August 10th), Courtney Schafer (August 11th), and Lisa Kessler (August 12th). Patricia (Luck of the Devil), Courtney (The Whitefire Crossing), and Lisa (Night Walker) are debut authors!  Kat Richardson is the author of the Greywalker series, one of my favorite Urban Fantasy series. Downpour (Greywalker 5) was published on August 2, 2011.

A book shopping list in PDF format may be found by clicking here. Click "File" on the left and then "Print (PDF)." Remember to set your printer to Landscape mode. Book trailers are below.


August 8, 2011

Shadow Bound (ri)Kellison, ErinPNR - Shadow 1
Gryphon Unleashed (ri)Nance, KathleenPNR - Earth Magic 3


August 9, 2011

The Magician KingGrossman, LevF - Magician 2
The LanternLawrenson, DeborahFR


August 10, 2011

A Vector Alphabet of Interstellar Travel (e)Lee, Yoon HaSF



e - ebook
ri - reissue

F - Fantasy
FR - Fantasy Romance
PNR - Paranormal Romance
SF - Science Fiction


Book Trailers

Shadow Bound by Erin Kellison




Deborah Lawrenson discusses The Lantern

Feature: Dark and Deadly: Eight Bad Boys of Paranormal Romance Boxed Set Guest Blog by Erin Kellison - Soul Kissed: In the Shadow of the Moon… - and Giveaway - September 5, 2013So Many Winners! - August 11, 2012Guest Blog by Erin Kellison - It’s the end of the world as we know itWinners x  5 - May 6, 2012Guest Blog by Erin Kellison - Spotlight on a ShadowThe View From Monday - April 23, 2012Winners x 8 - September 17, 2011Interview with Erin Kellison and Giveaway - September 8, 2011The View From Monday - August 8, 2011

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