Monday, September 1, 2014

Take A Chance on Me Cover Reveal (by the Magical Mia Epsilon)

New Month...New Hot Cover Reveal!

One of my fave people and a wonderful writer herself, Mia Epsilon is sharing the smexy new cover of her next novel, Take a Chance on Me! I likee! 



Friends and lovers rarely mix well with coworkers and embezzlement cases as Charlie and Christine are about to discover.


After a near fatal accident leads to one incredible night of amazing sex, Christine and Charlie take the leap from friends to lovers.

Christine has battled many demons in the last few years. Charlie has always been her confident and support. When Charlie refuses to answer emails or texts after an embezzling scheme arises at work, Christine must come to terms with not only losing a fabulous lover and her best friend but her job as well.

Charlie carries his own scars when it comes to women. Yet there's something about Christine which brings out his protective side and makes him hope for love he's wanted for years.


Christine and Charlie must work together to catch the thief before they can secure a love of a lifetime. Can they catch the embezzler before they lose not only their jobs and each other, but their lives as well?



More about our Mia:

Mia Epsilon lives with her enduring soul mate hubby in the gorgeous Blue Ridge Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, USA. She's an avid reader of almost anything but particularly romance, with too many favorite authors to name. Mia is a never-miss-an-episode viewer of Doctor Who and Sherlock, eagerly awaits each new season, and tends to binge watch both on Netflix with a couple of pots of tea and a plate of blueberry scones. She also happily suffers a coffee and chocolate addiction which causes her to visit her favorite chocolate store, The Chocolate Fetish an abnormally high number of times.
She can most often be found at her computer, spinning new tales, or in a quiet padded nook with her e reader happily engrossed in a new story. Look for more books and favorite characters in the 'Weddings by C & C' line including: 'Wedding Belle Blues', 'Take a Chance on Me', 'When You Believe', and 'That Night'.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Family Isn't Always Blood


I've been blessed the last few years with getting to know several soulmates. Each represents a part of me I didn't even know existed until I met them.

Let me tell you a short story about this sweet, almost shy girl I met a while back. It was through a Role Play group called Dark Hunters Revolt. I won't give extended details but suffice it to say that one day this girl and I got to talking, messaging each other and such. One conversation, short and sweet...and now this phenomenal woman is such a huge part of my life, I wouldn't know what to do without her! She was one of my bright lights, still is. I saw such .....unlimited potential in her, oh her heart....so huge...it was beautiful. Pain from her past didn't cloud her soul or make her into a bitter mean person. It strengthened her on so many levels! Lil doubt and fear to dare, to dream, to hope. She just needed a lil nudge...one little nudge...and faith in herself to step off that cliff of doubt....and guess what????

She flew. She fucking FLEW! So high, she almost touched the face of The Heavens.....and I bet, given a bit more time...she will do just that!

Tomorrow, sees her DEBUT novel, The Grey Curse, hit the public. Her world, burning to be free. Her heart and soul....you watch them glow!

Krista Kelley...my little adopted sister.....I love you. I am with you every step of the way!



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Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Krista Kelley, author of The Grey Curse.

Quirky and insane is the name of my game so prepare yourself for random mixed with rational. Here we go!

If you were an element, what would you be?
Water. Calm, yet deadly when riled.


What are your ambitions for your writing career?
Ambitions? I guess to sell more than two copies. I never expected to get this far, truthfully.

What's your stance on chocolate?
There can never be enough chocolate. It is the answer to everything.

Which writers inspire you?
*grins* You mean, besides the infamous Torie James? Sherrilyn Kenyon.

Movie adaptions of popular books? Yay or Nay?
I think it really depends. I've seen some amazing adaptations and some that really bombed.

Sarcasm. How fluent are you?
Oh, my dear. Sarcasm is my native tongue. *winks*

If you could have been the original author of any book, what would it have been and why?
The House at Pooh Corner. Why? Because that book is such a large part of so many childhoods. There are movies, TV shows, and everything imaginable! And they are just wonderful stories for children. Even at *grumbles age*, I love reading them to my daughter.

Day person or night owl?
I'm a little of both, but I would have to say mainly a night owl.

What advice would you give your younger self?
Don't give up. Things may look rough, but it'll get better. Oh, and don't buy that Jeep. It turns out to be a piece of crud.

Do you think with the advent of "paperless" books (Kindle, Nook, Tablets, etc) that eventually physical books will become antique?
Never. Too many people still enjoy the feel and, yes, smell of a print book. We love the ability to dog ear pages and see just how well loved a book is by how much it's falling apart at the seams. I have quite a few books like that.

What's your favorite motivational phrase?
Fate loves the fearless.

And lastly, strictly for personal knowledge, do you like Star Wars? *shifty eyed*
*laughs and says in best Yoda voice* Star Wars, I do love.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I am wishing you all the love, success and magic you deserve!

Breathless Press:

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Going Places with K. Perrin

Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing K Perrin author of Raven's War: Earth's Light

Quirky and insane is the name of my game so prepare yourself for random mixed with rational. Here we go!

If you were an element, what would you be?
Water. I have this tendency to change with the moon, including all those lovely mood swings!

What are your ambitions for your writing career?
First, to get this monster written. But I'm also dabbling in short stories, hoping that sometime soon I'll luck out and get something published.

What's your stance on chocolate?
Stance? You stand on chocolate? Sacrilege! Seriously though, I can't live, or write, without it! Milky Way wrappers are a hazard in my house, as are the brownies that keep magically disappearing .

Which writers inspire you?
Stephen King, Mark Twain, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Anne Rice, Laurell K Hamilton, Shakespeare, Torie James, Bram Stoker, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allen Poe, Anne McCaffery... Really there are too many to count. I don't just read, I devour. I submerge myself into a book and disappear. All of those, and a few more, have been able to write so that I can disappear and lives in these worlds.

Movie adaptions of popular books? Yay or Nay?
Depends. The Harry Potter movies were ok, and King's movies weren't horrid, but I've seen some bad ones that made me want to toss my popcorn at the screen. Then again, I don't watch movies much...

Sarcasm. How fluent are you?
Sadly, I'm more likely to miss the sarcasm than to use it, I swear it!

If you could have been the original author of any book, what would it have been and why?
My own? No? Well I'd have to say “Of Mice and Men”. There have been three books that I have thrown at the wall. They have made me so emotional, they ended so... emotional, that it was a knee-jerk reaction. “Of Mice and Men” was the first. I was int honest tears at the end of the book, and wished I had been able to choke the author. That is a good book. One that triggers such a profound emotional response that you can't help that knee-jerk reaction. For me, its throwing the book at the wall. I want to write that book, I want to write something that will tear people apart.

Day person or night owl?
I have narcolepsy. I can fall asleep anywhere at anytime. That being said, I'd rather be up all night. Its quieter, the moon is brighter, and I just feel more at peace. Then again, I have fewer nightmares when sleeping during the day...

What advice would you give your younger self?
I'd tell my 13 year old self to stay strong. I'd tell her that life won't end after high school, even though it seems as if it will. And I'd warn her to take self defense classes and get counseling. Id tell her to never marry, and to never stop singing and acting, and never stop writing.

Do you think with the advent of "paperless" books (Kindle, Nook, Tablets, etc) that eventually physical books will become antique?
Fahrenheit 451. Its a must read for everyone. I swear that book was prophetic. Wall sized tv's hooked up to internet? The rise of video games? Even computers in classrooms. I pray we never go as far as that book, but I'm worried it may already be too late. E books are wonderful, mind you. I love being able to read on my laptop and notepad. But I also enjoy the feel of pages, the smell of a book. New ones and really old ones are the best smelling, by the way. But to be honest, I only recently gave in to the e books. I held out until last year because I do feel so strongly that we still need traditional publishing.

What's your favorite motivational phrase?
I'm writing a series of books about the general over the nightmare demons, Raven. He haunts my nightmares. My motivation? Stephen King — 'Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.' King is a huge influence on me, and seeing this reminds me that Raven is real, I just need to show everyone else how real he is. It motivates me to write, to get it out.

And lastly, strictly for personal knowledge, do you like Star Wars? *shifty eyed*
Like? Or dear, I had the hugest crush on Hans Solo growing up. I kept asking Santa for a lightsaber or Deathstar, but alas, he thought I needed Barbies more.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I am wishing you all the love, success and magic you deserve!
No, thank you!



Sunday, August 24, 2014

I Heard it on the Radio...ohhh ohhh....

So, apart from last night being the Season Premiere of Doctor Who with Peter Capaldi (which by the way, I freakin' loved!), I also got to take part with some of my fab friends and fellow authors, chatting on WON radio with the awesome sauce Wt Prater.

We had so much fun!

Together with Brantwijn Serrah, Mia Epsilon, Jen Bradlee, Gayl Taylor, Monica Schroeder and Sheri Velarde, we discussed Breathless Press's 5th year anniversary as well as our Wonderland Tales! Warning...its a bit explicit not just in content but language...*winks*

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Taste Test with Wonderland Tales Authors from Breathless Press

Going Places with J.T. Cheyanne and V.L. Moon

Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing J.T. Cheyanne andV.L. Moon, authors of Crimson Ties, book two in the Crimson Nights Saga.



Quirky and insane is the name of my game so prepare yourself for random mixed with rational. Here we go!

J.T.:  We are very excited to be here today. We appreciate the invite. Thank you!

V.L.   Hi...Thank you for asking us to stop by.


If you were an element, what would you be?
J.T.:        Fire. Itsalways the first one to come to mind.

V.L.:       My elemental sign is air, i don't know why. Maybe it's because i'm a dreamer at heart, always walking around with my head in the clouds.

What are your ambitions for your writing career?

J.T.:        Wow. Ummm,to continue doing what I love with the person I love most. I want to write stories that touch people’s lives and ones that give them that little escape we all seek. Do I want to be rich and famous, yeah…who doesn’t. But, that would be a bonus. The best and most fulfilling thing about writing, is that I do it with V.L. and we enjoy it.

V.L. I agree with J.T. If what we write genuinley touches the heart of a reader then i will have acheived something very special. Nothing gives me more satisfaction than knowing someone has read our work and genuinley enjoyed it.


What's your stance on chocolate?

J.T.:        OMGawds!Best stuff ever!! Dark chocolate is the best…so rich and dark and creamy.*sighs*

V.L.:        Erm....Not my must have...I'm a chips n dip girl.

Which writers inspire you?

J.T.:        There are so many. V.L., first and foremost. J.R. Ward, Aleksandr Voinov, J.D. Robb,Orson Scott Card, Adrian Phoenix…this could be an endless list.

V.L.:     JT Is my absolute favorite...and its true JT. The list is never ending. I agree Aleksandr Voinov just blows me clean away every time. Kelly Armstrong's a huge favorite, as is L.K. Hamilton. Big time authors i know, but great nonetheless. Avril Ashton and CJ Bishop are awesome writers and have the ability to break your heart, leave you breathless and teary eyed. I truely beleive that both of these authors are going to really hit it big!


Movie adaptions of popular books? Yay or Nay?


J.T.:        I’m going to have to say Nay. I’ve never seen a movie that was as good as the book. There  just isn’t enough time on screen to put everything into it. I remember as amiddle school voracious reader, I read The Black Stallion so many times because  I loved the connection between the horse and the boy. The fight to live when  the ship sank, establishing trust with a magnificent animal, and the end race  where The Black is injured and still runs with all of his heart..those things  were huge in my head and my heart. The movie was good, but didn’t live up to  the images in my head. The same with Ender’s Game recently.  I’ve probably read that book 10 or 12 times  since middle school. I love it. If you’ve only seen the movie, you missed so  much of what happened at Battle School. Ender grew so much in the face of  adversity. The movie was good, but it just didn’t have the time to really show  you Ender’s life at Battle School. It’s sad how much you miss just watching the  movie. Stargate, Harry Potter, Twilight, the list is endless. Reading is always, always so much better.  And now,I’ll get off my soap box. *winks*

V.L.:       A definate NAY!!! Nothing captures the imagination like a book does. Your mind creates the fantasy and lives through each turn of the page. Movies are great, but they never seem to have the ability to grasp the imagination or the detail found in books.

Sarcasm. How fluent are you?

J.T.:        FLUENT!


V.L.:       All depends on the jackass i'm talking to.

J.T.:       *snorts laughing*


If you could have been the original author of any book, what would it have been and why?

J.T.:        Handsdown, the Black Dagger Brotherhood.  Why? MY GOD can you imagine all of those sexy Brothers alive in your head? My Vishous….oh gawds…he would sooooo get his Cop in my version. No Jane, no Marissa…just V and his Cop in the Penthouse with leather and candles and….*fansself*…..yeah…the BDB definitely.

V.L.: Stephen King, Dean Kroontz. I love their take on horror. Nothing gives you a better buzz than being scared.


Day person or nightowl?

J.T.:        Nights….Iam so not a morning person.

V.L.:      Nights....I don't like sleep...Or is that sleep doesn't like me.



What advice would yougive your younger self?


J.T.:        Start  writing sooner. Stop writing the stories in your head when you are falling asleep and put them on paper.

V.L.:       Go to school. Dream and write as often as you can. And don't be afraid to say no.


Do you think with the advent of "paperless" books (Kindle, Nook, Tablets, etc) that eventually physical books will become antique?

J.T.:        I hope not. I enjoy a good book in my hands. It’s likely the e readers will take over  as technology advances and the price drops, but when technology fails or has a glitch, a good book will always be there for you.

V.L.:       I don't believe real, paper books will ever die out. I use my kindle for short reads and my more "RISQUE" reads. But my collections all stay in physical book form.      


What's your favorite motivational phrase?


J.T.:        “God will not bring you to it, unless he can bring you through it.”

V.L.:       Put the kettle on!


And lastly, strictly for personal knowledge, do you like Star Wars? *shifty eyed*

J.T.:        I’ve never sat down and watched an entire movie. The bits and pieces I’ve watched were…ok?

V.L.:       Most definitely.....Prefer Star Trek but yeah.....Luke's kinda sweet. LOL


Thank you so much for stopping by today! I am wishing youall the love, success and magic you deserve!


Crimson Ties

Smashwords - https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/466448

Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Crimson-Ties-Nights-Saga-Book-ebook/dp/B00MJQSYHE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1408740199&sr=8-1&keywords=Crimson+Ties

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Burning up for Brantwijn Serrah

Goblin Fires:

An Urban Fantasy About Fae Hearts,
Secret Desires,
And The Depth of a Warrior's Love

From the moment she laid eyes on sweet Ceri, Reagan knew she would be lost forever. A Sidhe Royal, though, could never return such feelings for a War-Child...
As the daughter of the fae Goddess of War, Reagan was sworn into service to the Sidhe monarchies before she was born.  Her contract forever binds her to the beautiful goblin princess Ceridwen. When an unseen enemy threatens the Fae Courts, Ceridwen is caught in the attack, and Reagan must fight to the ends of the earth to save her. But will this battle tear her away from her princess forever?
And now,
An Audio Excerpt by Brantwijn Serrah

Reagan and Tala

(Rated R)




Link to Book Trailer: http://tinyurl.com/obdpfem
Buy Links:
Breathless Press: http://tinyurl.com/k9wnwg6


Goblin Fires
Blurb:
From the moment she laid eyes on sweet Ceri, Reagan knew she would be lost forever. A Sidhe Royal, though, could never return such feelings for a War-Child...
As the daughter of the fae Goddess of War, Reagan was sworn into service to the Sidhe monarchies before she was born.  Her contract forever binds her to the beautiful goblin princess Ceridwen. When an unseen enemy threatens the Fae Courts, Ceridwen is caught in the attack, and Reagan must fight to the ends of the earth to save her. But will this battle tear her away from her princess forever?


Author Bio:
They say you should never meet your heroes, but Brantwijn Serrah says otherwise. At a Los Angeles book signing in 2012, Brantwijn met one of her all-time favorite authors of urban fantasy, Jim Butcher, who couldn't have been kinder or more encouraging to her as an aspiring novelist herself. As it turned out, the book he signed for her that night gave her the first spark of inspiration for Goblin Fires, the story of a goblin Knight hopelessly in love with her princess.
When she isn't visiting the worlds of immortals, demons, dragons and goblins, Brantwijn fills her time with artistic endeavors: sketching, painting, customizing My Little Ponies and sewing plushies for friends. She can't handle coffee unless there's enough cream and sugar to make it a milkshake, but try and sweeten her tea and she will never forgive you. She moonlights as a futon for four lazy cats, loves tabletop role-play games, and can spend hours watching Futurama, Claymore or Buffy the Vampire Slayer while she writes or draws.
In addition to her novels, Brantwijn has had several stories published in anthologies by Breathless Press, including the 2013 Crimson Anthology and 2014 Ravaged Anthology.  She's also had a short story published in the Cleiss Press Big Book of Orgasm and the anthology Coming Together Through The Storm. She hopes to have several more tales to tell as time goes on.  She has author pages on GoodReads and Amazon, and loves to see reader comments on her work. Her short stories occasionally pop up at Foreplay and Fangs, her blog.


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Spotlight Shout Out to the Lady Jo March!

Every so often, you're lucky to come up on someone whose light shines so bright....but they can't see it. So, you hang back and wish, you hope that they find the courage to pluck up and soldier on.

Then they do.

And you sit back, chuffed because not only did they do it, now others know how much they glow.

Jo March.

One, I love that name because of Little Women. And two, because THIS Jo March is someone I've never hugged in person or spoken to on the phone but whose soul sings the same song as mine. She is someone who hides in the background a lot, kicking ass and taking names for a lot of us at Breathless Press. She gives countless hours of personal time to make sure we stay on top and organized.

I wanna pay it forward in a big way because she is someone I adore and admire endlessly.

Let's show the love and help the world get to know the Lady Jo March!

Jo March on Facebook!

Buy The Queen's Heart here!