Cover Reveal! Love Starts With a Z by Tera Shanley


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Greetings my fantabulous little love monkeys!! I’m happy to be a part of the cover reveal for my zombie sister from another mister, Tera Shanely! Check out the awesomeness that it is!!!

Love Starts With A

 Z

Book Three in the Dead Rapture Series

“She was Dead and human, and no matter which side she chose, she was a traitor.”

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Twenty-four years into the Dead outbreak that ended the world, Soren Mitchell sticks out like a sore thumb in the remains of the human race. She’s an anomaly: a hybrid of human and Dead, created by her mother’s genetic immunity. Like her parents, she’s fierce and strong. But despite their hopes for her happiness and safety, and even though she is no real threat to the colony, she has let the humans muzzle her and confine her within the walls of Dead Run River in search of a cure.

When Kaegan Langford stumbles into the colony with an injured friend draped across his shoulders, her world is turned upside down. Intrigued and affected by her, he asks her to come to Empalme, Mexico with him to fight in the war between Deads and humans. It’ll be a long, treacherous journey to the coast, but she’s had all she can take in the colony.

Battles with Deads, betrayal, injury, kidnappings, and a criminal-run train ride stand between them and the war. But in the end, it’s not just the war with the Deads that could be the death of them.

Tera Shanley’s final book in the Dead Rapture series will thrill your heart…and your braaaains.

Buy Links:

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24325289-love-starts-with-z?from_search=true

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Tera-Shanley/e/B00G1WIIL4/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1421862548&sr=1-1

Author Website: http://terashanley.blogspot.com/

Twitter: @TeraShanley

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/terashanley.author

Author Bio:

Tera Shanley writes in sub-genres that stretch from Paranormal Romance, to Historic Western Romance, to Apocalyptic (zombie) Romance. The common theme? She loves love.

A self-proclaimed bookworm, she was raised in small town Texas and could often be found decorating a table at the local library. She currently lives in Dallas with her husband and two young children and when she isn’t busy running around after her family, she’s writing a new story or devouring a good book. Any spare time is dedicated to chocolate licking, rifle slinging, zombie slaying, friend hugging, and the great outdoors. For more information about Tera and her work, visit www.terashanley.com.

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There you go my loverlies, go forth and love up on Tera! Add her books to her TBR lists, follow her on the Facebooks and the Twitters and don’t forget to enter her giveaway!! Be good my little zombie love monkeys!!

Until Next Time,
Patty <3

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Incandescent by M.V. Freeman is LIVE with Bonus Guest Post!!!


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Hidey ho love monkeys! Please help me celebrate M.V. Freeman’s book birthday for Incandescent! Check it out and look at this cool guest post from M. V. Freeman herself!!!

 

Incandescent_FinalFront Incandescent,
The first book in the Hidden Races Series
by M.V. Freeman
When fire meets a force of nature an Incandescent is born.

Laurie Hudson gave up “normal” a long time ago. Isolated from friends and family, she becomes a bartender for an upscale restaurant while she fights to suppress her strange affinity for fire. Around new owner Mikhail Petrov, her careful control disintegrates. She is at once drawn to his urbane, cool demeanor and irritated by his overbearing manner. Now she finds all of her hard won choices being taken away as she is catapulted into a world of Mages, Darks, and mysterious Elementals, all working just below the surface of humanity. As she learns to survive, Laurie realizes her freedom could mean the destruction of the frustrating man she’s come to care for.

A formidable figure in this strange world, Tri-Elemental Mikhail Petrov commands earth, air, and water. He doesn’t give a damn what the untrained Fire Elemental Laurie wants. Her rare power is the key to his freedom, and he doesn’t hesitate to seize her for his use—an act that propels him into a war he isn’t ready to fight. The cost could mean his life and the destruction of his people. With the Mages closing in, Mikhail faces a choice: destroy the fledgling relationship with Laurie to gain his coveted freedom, or sacrifice himself for hers.

Available Now: http://www.amazon.com/Incandescent-M-V-Freeman-ebook/dp/B00PNQG6XG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416503786&sr=8-1&keywords=mv+freeman

Author: M.V. Freeman

Title: Incandescent (Hidden Races series, book one)

Genre: Supernatural Romance

ISBN: 978-1-623421-51-9

Release Date: December 9th, 2014

Available in eBook and Paperback

Author Website: http://www.mvfreeman.com/

Twitter: @MVFree

Author Bio:

M.V. Freeman lives in North Alabama. A nurse by day, at night she enjoys creating and exploring alternate worlds within our own.  She gravitates toward stories of determined heroines and anti-heroes who push the boundaries as they both fight to find their light in the dark.

M.V. is represented by Victoria Lea from The Aponte Literary Agency. Her award-winning and best-selling debut novel INCANDESCENT is the first in the Hidden Races Series.  Currently she is working on the third book in the series, while plotting others. When not writing, she can be found reading, cooking, throwing around kettle bells, or making coffee. You can find out more about her here at: www.mvfreeman.com

And now a little guesty post from M. V. herself!!!

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WHO INSPIRED MY CHARACTERS.

One of the favorite parts of creating my stories is the evolution of the characters I write. I base them from the people I see or find. I used to create my characters from my head, but I have found if I have a real person to relate my characters to; I can far better picture the reality of their movements, expression, and better visualize the color of their hair and eyes.  At the same time, I don’t try to describe them too deeply but enough so readers can form their own their own idea of what my characters look like.

That said—I am going to show you what inspired my story, and who inspired my Hero and Heroine, and a bit about them.

My book, INCANDESCENT was inspired by the movie Eastern Promises; a dark movie about human trafficking and Russian Mafia set in England. It was one of the main characters; Nikolai Luzhin, played by Viggo Mortenson who captivated me.  I loved his pragmatic attitude, charm, and at times chilling and brutal efficiency.

From this my hero was formed:  Mikhail Sergeivich Petrov. (Click here to go see a picture of him. http://bit.ly/1tmYAM4 )  Viggo Mortenson was the perfect inspiration.

Mikhail:

Likes:  Vodka, cigars, fine clothes, beautiful women (especially redheads)

Dislikes: Betrayal, ineptness, child abuse, pizza, wearing jeans.

Oddities:  Always has a pair of dice with him, collects action figures.

Mikhail has suffered mightily in his life, seeing his family slowly taken from him. Instead of crumbling and breaking him, it created in him an iron will and a focus to find freedom from those who oppressed him and his people. He’ll use anyone or anything to gain it.

Then he discovers Laurie who gives him hope he hasn’t experienced in a very long time.

Which brings me to the heroine: Laurie Hudson. The inspiration for her came after I found Mikhail. Who would he be attracted to or need?  A fiery, determined woman.  I found her image in the actress Rachelle Lefevre;  (See below)
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Laurie:

Likes:  Sun, shoes, Bartending, her friends, shopping, business, and sharp dressed men.

Dislikes: losing control, eating breakfast, jail.

Oddities: loves reading self-help books.

Laurie wants to fit in, but knows it’s impossible. Estranged from her family, who fears her, she finds a new one with her equally odd friends Nicki and Rachel. She’s found a sense of normalcy working as a bartender, but she yearns for more, knowing it’s too dangerous. She tells herself she’s happy –but she’s not.

Until the night she encounters a very dangerous Russian, who shows her what she is truly capable of.

Do you like having a clear cut vision of the characters you read? Or something less specific?

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There you have it folks, be sure to check out Incandescent!

Until next time,
Patty

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Check Out Incandescent!!!


Posted on by Patricia Leever

Hidey ho my darling little love monkeys! Please to be checking out this super cool book from one of my Omnific Publishing sister, M.V. Freeman!!

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Incandescent, by M.V. Freeman

When fire meets a force of nature an Incandescent is born.

Laurie Hudson gave up “normal” a long time ago. Isolated from friends and family, she becomes a bartender for an upscale restaurant while she fights to suppress her strange affinity for fire. Around new owner Mikhail Petrov, her careful control disintegrates. She is at once drawn to his urbane, cool demeanor and irritated by his overbearing manner. Now she finds all of her hard won choices being taken away as she is catapulted into a world of Mages, Darks, and mysterious Elementals, all working just below the surface of humanity. As she learns to survive, Laurie realizes her freedom could mean the destruction of the frustrating man she’s come to care for.

A formidable figure in this strange world, Tri-Elemental Mikhail Petrov commands earth, air, and water. He doesn’t give a damn what the untrained Fire Elemental Laurie wants. Her rare power is the key to his freedom, and he doesn’t hesitate to seize her for his use—an act that propels him into a war he isn’t ready to fight. The cost could mean his life and the destruction of his people. With the Mages closing in, Mikhail faces a choice: destroy the fledgling relationship with Laurie to gain his coveted freedom, or sacrifice himself for hers.

PREORDERS Available Now: http://www.amazon.com/Incandescent-M-V-Freeman-ebook/dp/B00PNQG6XG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416503786&sr=8-1&keywords=mv+freeman

Author: M.V. Freeman

Title: Incandescent (Hidden Races series, book one)

Genre: Supernatural Romance

ISBN: 978-1-623421-51-9

Release Date: December 9th, 2014

Available in eBook and Paperback

Author Website: http://www.mvfreeman.com/

Twitter: @MVFree

Author Bio:

M.V. Freeman lives in North Alabama. A nurse by day, at night she enjoys creating and exploring alternate worlds within our own.  She gravitates toward stories of determined heroines and anti-heroes who push the boundaries as they both fight to find their light in the dark.

M.V. is represented by Victoria Lea from The Aponte Literary Agency. Her award-winning and best-selling debut novel INCANDESCENT is the first in the Hidden Races Series.  Currently she is working on the third book in the series, while plotting others. When not writing, she can be found reading, cooking, throwing around kettle bells, or making coffee. You can find out more about her here at: www.mvfreeman.com

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Reviews, Excerpts and Guest Posts…OH MY! The Entity Edition


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Greetings my glorious little love monkeys, it’s Friday!!!

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And I have lots of fun stuff to share!!!

As you may have guessed the blog tour for Entity is underway and what an amazing group of bloggers they are! I mean, you guys, they are so freaking awesome and I’m so thankful for each and every one of them <3

There have been reviews from Cristina over at Candid Book Addict and from Psychocat and her guardian Jen over at Melissa A. Petreshock’s Dragon Blog: Sassy Sisters on Fire and they reviewed Divinity too!  Thank you so much ladies and feline <3

There’s been an awesome Entity excerpt featured by Lisa over at A Life Bound By Books!!

And there have been not one, not two but THREE guest posts by Yours Truly!! There is talk about one of the poignant songs that got me through Entity over at Melissa A. Petreshock’s Dragon Blog: Sassy Sisters on Fire, then I head on over to Candid Book Addict to talk to Cristina about my version of Lucifer and finally I stop of with the incredible Rumer Haven and put the demon in home DEMONstration parties

Oh and did I mention that there is a giveaway? Oh yeah, we are giving about Entity and some Entity type goodies!!!

So do my a flavor, head on over to those blogs and give those amazingly fantabulous ladies some love <3

Until Next Time,
Patty <3

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It’s Cover Time!!


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Divinity Cover!!


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Greetings my patient little love monkeys!

Just popping in to make sure this freaking AWESOME cover is on my front page because this IS news! In case you didn’t see it over on The Unread Reader,

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Giveaway Time!!


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Hidey ho my glorious little love monkeys! The wonderful Martini Times Romance has not one, but TWO giveaways running for yours truly! That’s right you can win an ecopy of Cat O’ Nine Tails as well as an ebook pack with Clarity AND Divinity! How do you enter you ask? I’m glad you did! Just follow these links…

Cat O’ Nine Tails Giveaway

AND

Clarity & Divinity Giveaway

Both giveaways are open until July 24th! Now go forth and enter your little sparkly love monkity tails off!

Until next time,
Patty <3

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How YOU Doin’?


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Greeting my amazing little love monkeys! So…

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Okay, so how many Friends fans are out there that as soon as you saw the title read it ala Joey Tribbiani? Friends has got to be my favorite show of all time, I have seen every episode so many times I could practically recite them and I still laugh every damn time. I probably quote the show daily, now that I think about it.

Anyway, I digress, so how ARE you doing? Me? Well, I just got back from the family vacation and I feel refreshed and ready to write! I’m a good quarter of the way through writing Entity and can’t wait to get back into it. It’s going to be rough being summer vacation for the kids, but I have a couple of things working for me on that.

One, the kids are older and can pretty much entertain themselves. And two, being that they are older and teens/preteens they will sleep all the live long day. I’m not kidding! Here it is, 10:30 am and they are still sound asleep! Man alive I wish I could sleep like that. Heck, if I make it past 7 am, I’ve seriously slept in.

Now normally, that would bug the crap out of me that they sleep so late, but after I thought about how much work I could get done while they were snoozing, I decided them sleeping late wasn’t such a bad thing. Not to mention, if they sleep any later we’re heading into lunchtime territory and imagine all the money I can save on breakfast food. It’s a win/win really.

So, with that being said, I’m going to get the heck out of here and try to get some work done before the beasts…uh, I mean, angelic children, awaken. Have a wonderful holiday my sparkly little love monkeys!

Until next time,
Patty <3

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My Secret Obsession


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Hola my magnificent little love monkeys!

So yeah, I completely and totally got all thrown off by the holiday on Monday and completely and totally forgot about my Music Monday blog. I know, I know, major epic fail on my part. I promise I’ll remember next Monday and have something right nice for you darlings 🙂

Alrighty, I think it’s time I come clean with a slight obsession that I have. Okay, so my hubs would probably say it’s more than a “slight” obsession, but at least I admit it.

I am obsessed with those Monster High Dolls. Luckily I have not one, but two daughters that help me feed this obsession as they love them as much as I do. It has been my goal to get them as many of these dolls as I can and lord knows there is a TON of them. As it is, they have 36 plus 5 make-a-monster kits and 3 add on packs for said make-a-monster kits which make endless doll creations thanks to a multitude of arms, legs, heads, bodies, and wigs, not to mention the selection of animal ears, tails and wings.

Now, why do I say this is obsession? I mean, besides the fact that I have a near innate need to search out every doll I can get my grubby little mitts on. See, when I get a new doll for my girls (yes they are FOR MY GIRLS) I must, MUST be the first one to put hands on the new goody. Yes, you read that right, I have to be the one to open the package, put anything on the doll that goes on it, brush their hair first and place them on their display stand. Sad, I know, but at least I own it. After that the girls can have at the doll and strip all it’s clothes off. Why is it that girls do that? I know I did it when I was a kid whenever I got a new doll, took it out of the package and take every stitch of clothing off of the thing. My grandma even tried to pull a fast one on me once and made me a doll with the clothes sewn on. True story!

But I digress, so there you have it, my deep dark obsession with Monster High Dolls. Oh! I almost forgot! I did get to meet the creator of the Monster High line at Comic Con 2011 and yes, I completely fangirled out all over the poor man but he did sign some Monster High mini comic books for my girls  which they cherish 🙂

Well, that’s all I have for you today. Do you have a deep dark obsession that you want to air out? Come on, let that bad boy out of the closet, it feels gooooooood! Stay tuned for more blog fun!

Until next time,
Patty <3

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Divinity Cover & Bonus Giveaway!


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Greetings and salutations my fantabuloso little love monkeys! Oh hey, have you seen my new cover?

Isn’t it just awesomely beautiful? Yeah, okay, I might be ever so SLIGHTLY bias but I can’t help it, it’s gorgeous! And props to the Arts Dept at Omnific Publishing for banging this bad boy out and special props and snuggles to my AMAZING publicist, Traci Olsen (she knows why :))

And to celebrate the release of Divinity, on Sept. 25th (mark your calendars)  my generous publishing house, Omnific Publishing, is giving away not one, but TWO paperback copies on Goodreads!

Well, what are you waiting for, a big, giant “click here” button? Okay, here ya go…

Catch ya next time!
Patty <3

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