Saturday, December 31, 2011

Reading Lark: Goodbye to 2011: Giveaway #6

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Friday, December 30, 2011

The Qwillery: Interview with Dani Harper and Giveaway - December...

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Reading Lark: Goodbye to 2011: Giveaway #3

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

About A Mom: New Year's Hoppin' Eve | $25 Amazon Giveaway

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Monday, December 26, 2011

Stuck In Books: Mid-Winters Eve Blog Hop

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Spotlight - Four for Christmas

Dreaming of a White Christmas led her straight into their arms…

In this holiday spin off of the bestselling novella Three For Me? Saving a man in a snowstorm leads Georgia Bale to an isolated cabin, where three men have an important promise to keep. A promise Georgia soon becomes caught up in herself.

She just wanted to survive Christmas, and her bad holiday karma. She had no idea that accepting a friend’s invitation to Colorado would lead her to her perfect man. Times three.

What does an eccentric writer do when a compassionate doctor, a dominant police officer, and a handsome adrenaline junkie only have eyes for her?

Use her imagination.

But when the storm clears, she’ll have to decide which path to take. The way back home, or the road less traveled.

Warning: A bit of heart tugging, excessive use of imagination, role playing (the dirty kind), foursomes, holiday magic, a guardian angel or two… and the kinky use of holiday themed beverages.

Find out more and check out the great contest by going here.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

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Spotlight - Vampire Wardens

HOT VAMPIRE KISS
Read more here

Book one, Evan’s story

The werewolf population is entrenched in a century long civil war, and now they are plagued by a virus that is turning wolves into killers. The Brooks brothers pursue one such rogue werewolf to Temple, Texas. It is in Temple that Evan encounters a beautiful nurse named Marissa who instantly melts the hundred years of ice running through his veins. When she is brutally attacked by the wolf, he breaks the rules of the Vampire Council and uses his blood to save her. Now, if he doesn’t kill the wolf by the next full moon, Marissa will become a killer wolf, and he will be sentenced to death.


HOT VAMPIRE SEDUCTION
Read more here

Book two, Aiden’s story

The underground vampire population of Austin, Texas has taken to hosting orgies with human women who’ve been forced to indulge in a new aphrodisiac.The drug, Blood Red, is a mixture of a rare type of werewolf blood and that of a vampire. Blood Red creates an insatiable desire for sex in the user to the point of pain in the absence of pleasure. Sometimes that pain leads to death.

Vampire Warden, Aiden Brooks, has spent more than a hundred years enforcing the laws of his race, and life has taught him that anyone that he allows into his world ends up dead. Despite knowing this all too well, having painfully loved and lost in his past, when his search for the creator of Blood Red places coroner Kelly Riggs directly in both his path, and that of a dangerous clan of vampires, his desire for her goes well beyond offering her protection. He’s drawn to her bravery, seduced by her feisty spirit and beauty, but he is determined to resist her, fearing he will put her in harms way. But Kelly is already on the radar of the enemy, and when she gets too close to the evil vampire clan’s secrets, she is given Blood Red. Now Aiden’s hunger for her might be the only thing that can keep her alive but who will save her from him?



HOT VAMPIRE TOUCH 
Read more here 

Book three, Troy’s story


In blood they will find destiny and the eternal bond of passion…

A Vampire Warden betrayed by a werewolf he loved, turned into something not Vampire or Wolf. The woman – the wolf – who will heal him…if he doesn’t destroy them both first.

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Spotlight - Echoes of Magic

Hiding a secret so awful that his only hope for survival is to remain hidden, Grayson has lived most of his life pretending to be someone he isn’t. After years serving as a commander to his lord and friend, Grayson can no longer hold back the past. He leaves in search of answers only to find evil awaits him. Until he discovers an achingly beautiful woman who stirs his deepest passions and all-consuming need.

Adrianna knows what her future holds for her as a witch – loneliness and heartache. She has accepted that. Until she discovers Grayson near death in the forest. Saving him is her only choice, and even as she falls deeper into the attraction surrounding them, can her magic be enough to stop Fate or the evil that awaits them.

Find out more here 
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Friday, December 16, 2011

Tis the Season Contest


Check it out here:

Interview - Rosalie Lario


Please describe your novel twitter style 140 characters or less. A half demon falls for a succubus, but in order to find salvation, they must bring down the madman hellbent on destroying everyone they love.

What is the one thing you wish you knew before you tried to get published? That getting published is only the beginning of the battle. Once you‘re published you have to worry about pesky little things like getting reviews, attracting readers, and pleasing your publisher. It’s all worth it, though!

What to you is the best part of being a writer and what is the part you wouldnt mind giving up? I absolutely love the process of sitting down to write the story in my head. I don’t love so much when I’ve have to edit it multiple times and yet it’s still not done. But that’s all part of the process, and the ultimate goal is to get an amazing story out to the readers.

What city would you love to set a story in but the right one hasnt come along yet? New Orleans! I’ve visited the city on three separate occasions, and I’m obsessed with it. The main characters in Blood of the Demon, #1 in my Demons of Infernum series, stop over briefly in New Orleans, but I’d love the chance to feature the city more thoroughly in a future story.

Vampires, Shifters, Zombies, Angels - who wins the final ultimate battle? Wow, that’s a great question! I’d have to discount zombies right away since they lack the intellect to strategize effectively. I think it’d be pretty close between the other three, but angels have the distinct advantage in that they can fly. :)

If you could witness any historical event past, present or future what would it be and why? I guess I should say something deep here, but I’ve always been fascinated with the history behind Storyville, the red-light district that existed in New Orleans in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Although I guess as a woman there would only be one legitimate reason for me being there. Huh. I’m thinking a disguise would be a must.

Anything else you would like to share today? If you like stories featuring hunky, superhuman heroes and kickass heroines, then check out the Demons of Infernum. :)




Rosalie Lario practiced real estate law for several years before finally admitting to
herself that negotiating contracts wasn’t nearly as fun as dreaming up stories. As an
avid reader of romances and supernatural stories, she knew she wanted to write
paranormal romance.

When not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son in their home
state of Florida, as well as searching out things that go bump in the night. She still
hasn’t found any proof of the supernatural, but she’s keeping her fingers crossed.


http://rosalielario.com/



BLOOD OF THE DEMON, Book One, Demons of Infernum Series
Available August 2011 from Entangled Publishing

Keegan lives to exact revenge on the evil demon who sired and abused him. When his father devises a plan to bring upon the apocalypse, he and his three half-brothers, inter-dimensional bounty-hunters for the Elden Council, are charged with capturing and delivering their father for punishment.

Art gallery owner Brynn Meyers has no idea that her abilities to read memories embedded in objects and drain people of their life force means she has demon ancestry. Unfortunately for Brynn, she’s also the key to raising an ancient zombie army, which puts her on every demon’s Most Wanted List.

And no one wants her more than Mammon.

Keegan must protect Brynn from his father by any means necessary, but he’ll have to learn to harness the other half of his genetics—the  far deadlier, uncontrollable side—when he starts to fall for the one woman standing between him and the vengeance he so desperately seeks. The one woman he’ll never be able to resist.

  MARK OF THE SYLPH, Book Two, Demons of Infernum Series
Available September 2011 from Entangled Publishing

Half-demon Taeg is desperate to free his pregnant sister-in-law, who is spellbound to an indestructible book that will create an army of the undead. He is convinced that an ancient sword can destroy the book and the spell forever, but this relic has been hidden for a millennia by a powerful glamour. The clock begins to run out on his search when an old rival goes after the book and Taeg’s family in his quest for revenge.

Librarian Maya Flores has a secret: she’s immune to magic and is well aware of the supernatural beings prowling the streets of New York City. Haunted by a brutal demon attack that took her family, she is on a one-woman mission to destroy the evil demons who did it—and any others who get in her way.

Maya is Taeg’s best hope for uncovering the sword. Unfortunately, she wants nothing more than to kill him. As he fights for her trust and to save his family, she is forced to face the truth that not all demons are evil. And the worst part? She might be falling in love with one, too.

 TOUCH OF THE ANGEL, Book Three, Demons of Infernum Series
Available December 2011 from Entangled Publishing

After months of no work, interdimensional bounty hunter Ronin Meyers jumps at the chance to locate an incubus who’s using succubi as murder weapons. Faced with the possibility of being forced to return to hellish Infernum if he fails, Ronin and his brothers will stop at nothing to take out the incubus and anyone else involved—even the beautiful succubus who stole his heart, then nearly his life, during the most mind-blowing hour of his existence.

Night after night, Amara and her fellow succubi are forced to extract special abilities from the strongest Otherworlders for their psychotic master’s growing collection. When the gorgeous angel-demon hybrid she believed to be dead captures her, Amara is both stunned and elated. But the happily ever after she’s dreamed of will have to wait. Together, they must bring down the madman hellbent on destroying them…and become each other’s salvation in the process.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Review - Matched

MatchedMatched by Ally Condie

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


This is not the type of book I would normally read.  And so I put it off for a while.  But now I wish I had read it earlier.  It was a great start to a new series.  Its well written with interesting characters. 



Its a world that could very easily be ours in some future years.  You can imagine our world becoming like this.  Where everything is regulated and matched up for perfect placement and health.  Most people go along with the society, and believe them when they say its all for the best.  But at the same time you have people who remember what life was like before, when there were more freedoms and individual choices.



It ended up being such a good book that its one of my top reads for the year.  Sometimes it does pay to read outside the norm.



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Saturday, December 10, 2011

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Review - Airel

All Airel ever wanted was to be normal, to disappear into the crowd. But bloodlines can produce surprises, like an incredible ability to heal. Then there's Michael Alexander, the new guy in school, who is impossibly gorgeous;and captivated by her. Somewhere in the back of her mind, she can hear the sound of pages turning, and another, older story being written.

It is the story of an ancient family, of great warriors, of the Sword of Light, and the struggle against an evil so terrible, so far-reaching, that it threatens everything. Airel knew change would be an inevitable part of life. But can she hold on when murder and darkness begin to close in and take away everything she loves? Will she have what it takes when the truth is finally revealed?





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My review:


This was a great start to a new series.  I was engaged from the beginning of the story and even in the flashbacks to learn about the family history I didnt get lost or confused or bored.  The story is well written with good characters and a complex but ease to follow and understand history.  


You have two stories within the book.  That of Airel and Michael in present day and that of Kreios an ancient warrior back thousands of years in the past.  Learning about these characters and how the two story lines come together is an engrossing read that I didnt want to put down.


While the book is technically classified as YA, it can easily be read and enjoyed by readers of all ages and I am looking forward to the sequel Michael to come out to find out what happens next.

What's on the Bookshelf: Gift Card Giveaway

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Stuck In Books: It's aThanksgiving Giveaway

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For every new follower Paperback Doll’s acquires during this 17 day contest, Day has teamed up with her local Half Price Books and Dollar Tree Store and will donate 1 children’s book or toy to Operation Christmas Child or Toys for Tots charity. 

Go here to be a part of this great giveaway.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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Monday, November 28, 2011

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

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Saturday, November 26, 2011

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Spotlight - Echo Falls

About Echo Falls

Running from a nightmare stalking her every move, Phoebe Martin arrives in Echo Falls hoping she has finally found a safe place to stop. But trouble has a way of catching up and soon the signs are there.

After a vicious attack in an alley, policeman Aidan O’Bryan is left with Phoebe as his only path to understanding why the Echo Falls werewolf pack – his pack – is being attacked. When another pack member is killed, Phoebe is forced to confront her past before she loses Aidan and everything she has come to love.

Love and duty become one as Aidan strives to prevent Phoebe from becoming the next victim. But with Phoebe just as determined to protect Aidan and her new home, secrets from her past threaten to tear them apart.

Will love give Phoebe the strength to trust Aidan and face her fears, or will her past destroy her future?

Read an Excerpt

CHAPTER ONE Keep running, keep running, keep running. Phoebe’s lungs burned as her mind screamed the mantra. Keep running, keep running.
How many steps can there be?
She should know. She lived in this apartment building.
Tears ran down her cheeks and her lungs burned for air. Only the random irrational thought broke through the panic keeping her feet moving down the steps. Keep running. Keep running. The light of the emergency exit came into view. Almost there…
The door to the stairwell slammed open with a hollow boom. She tripped and clung to the railing to steady herself.
Keep running.
The shock of the cool night air sent a shiver of relief through her body. She’d come out a side exit into an alley. If she could just get to the front –
Suddenly she was thrown to the ground from behind. She hit the concrete, what little breath she had knocked from her lungs. Blood began flowing from where her head hit the ground, and small sparks of light floated into her vision.
How did he catch up so fast?
Desperately she tried to gulp down as much air as she could, willing her lungs to cooperate. Instinct kicked in as the attacker slashed at her, and she curled into fetal position.
A dog. He’d turned into a dog. A big dog with vicious claws and teeth he used to tear into her exposed back, thigh and shoulder. She slowly regained her breath but could only use it to scream her throat raw.
Her vision faded, taking the small sparks of light with it. Searing pain ripped through her shoulder as a claw dug down against her bone. One last, long scream tore from her lungs before she was left gasping and sobbing, her fear slowly smoldering into rage.
Things can’t end like this.
She opened her eyes as the dog stood over her, trying to get to her throat. A paw came into her line of vision and she saw her chance. She reached out, grabbed it and squeezed with all the strength she had.
The dog yelped and tried to twist away, but she held on with all the strength she had. She knew she’d only bought herself time. She couldn’t move the dog off her and she couldn’t squeeze his paw all night. He tried uselessly to bite her, his jaws having no strength so long as she squeezed his paw. But she could already feel her strength waning.
Suddenly the weight of the dog flew off her, taking the paw out of her grip. Without thinking, she used her one cooperating arm to drag herself toward the front of the building.
She shivered, her arm giving out, and caught a glimpse of a second dog. No. A wolf… Squeezing her eyes tightly shut, she listened to the dogs fighting, the battle just a few steps away. She tried her best to curl up against the building wall and willed the growling and snapping to go away. They sounded like they were tearing each other to pieces.
The universe granted her wish, the battle ending with the sound of two bodies hitting each other and a sharp whine. She shivered and softly whined as well, dreading the approach of the winner as one of the dogs yelped and ran away.
A few moments later warm, human hand brushed the back of her head and she screamed again. If it could be called a scream. Her throat burned and rebelled at her abuse of it.
“Ssh. You’re safe now.”
She tried to scream again and move away, but her body wouldn’t obey her commands. She groaned as the full force of the pain washed over her.
He murmured and she relaxed her desperate grip on staying conscious. Sleep seemed so tempting, the black abyss singing a siren’s song to her. Her rescuer – or captor – tried to soothe her, but something dark and dangerous in his voice betrayed him. He was different. She tried to bat away his hands but gave up after a few attempts, not sure if her good hand was actually moving.
As she slipped into the darkness, she wondered if death had merely granted her a short reprieve from the inevitable.

About Jaime McDougall

Jaime McDougall is a citizen of the world, currently loving life in beautiful country Victoria in Australia. She loves eating sushi, kidnapping her husband and naming her pets in honour of science fiction authors.

She has been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: High School: The Real Deal and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Campus Chronicles. So You Want to Write a Guest Post: An Author’s Guide to Promoting with Guest Blogging is her most recent non-fiction ebook. She has also enjoyed writing a column called ‘The New Australian’ in local newspapers as well as various articles online.
Echo Falls is her first paranormal romance novel. You can buy it now at:
Amazon ( Kindle ) | Barnes and Noble ( Nook ) | Smashwords ( Multiformat )
Amazon ( Print ) | Barnes and Noble ( Print )

You can visit her website at InkyBlots.com



Echo Falls Tour Schedule

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Tuesday, November 1st
Interview at Pump Up Your Books
Wednesday, November 2nd
Guest Post at Review From Here
Thursday, November 3rd
Guest Post at Live to Read
Friday, November 4th
Review at Live to Read
Monday, November 7th
Interview at Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews
Tuesday, November 8th
Review at Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews
Wednesday, November 9th
Review at Inside of a Dog
Interview at Paperback Writer
Thursday, November 10th
Review at Reviews by Molly
Friday, November 11th
Interview at The Plot Thickens
Monday, November 14th
Review at Mad Moose Mama
Tuesday, November 15th
Interview at Mad Moose Mama
Guest Post at TBF Reviews
Wednesday, November 16th
Guest Post at Coffee and a Keyboard
Thursday, November 17th
Review at Coffee and a Keyboard
Friday, November 18th
Review at The Book Connection
Monday, November 21st
Review at Ohio Girl Talks
Tuesday, November 22nd
Guest Post at The Book Bin
Wednesday, November 23rd
Guest Post at Donna’s Blog Home
Monday, December 5th
Review at Words I Write Crazy
Tuesday, December 6th
Review at Review From Here
Wednesday, December 7th
Interview at The Examiner
Thursday, December 8th
Interview at Paperback Writer
Friday, December 9th
Review at Community Bookstop
Monday, December 12th
Guest Post at Sweeping Me
Tuesday, December 13th
Review at Sweeping Me
Wednesday, December 14th
Review at Reading Between the Wines
Thursday, December 15th
Guest Post and Review at Celtic Lady’s Reviews
Friday, December 16th
Review at Reading Frenzy

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Review - Devil's Hand

A Las Vegas poker ace with supernatural luck is swept into a world-ending conflict between fallen angels and otherworldly shades, in a thrilling debut novel for readers who enjoy Dean Koontz, Jim Butcher, and Tim Powers.


The lone survivor of a tragic plane crash, Trent Hawkins inherited a mysterious lucky streak that made him famous, and hated, in the poker circles of the City of Sin. It wasn’t long before the eyes in the sky threw him on the blacklist and chased him out of town. Now, after years away, Trent returns to Las Vegas, and walks right back into trouble.

As a serial kidnapper terrorizes the city, Trent and his wife, Susan, rescue a strange, thirteen year-old girl, only to find themselves caught in a fallen angel’s plot to cleanse Las Vegas with an unholy blizzard.

As the neon dims and the city freezes, Trent is forced to make terrible sacrifices in order to protect his new charge, and learns dark truths about himself and the creatures plotting against mankind. Poker-playing demons, fallen angels, and otherworldly shades all vie to enlist his strange luck, and Trent must choose his role in the coming War, or watch our world fall to ruin beneath a blanket of shadow and ice.

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My review:

From the beginning you are drawn into the world he has created.  If you like stories with suspense, horror, non stop action and likable heroes you will love this book.  For a debut novel it is amazingly well done.  You would think he had been publishing for years.

The story drew me in from the beginning and didnt let me go until it was over.  Trent is a surprisingly likeable hero that has an uncanny kind of luck.  However as he learn more and more, all start to question what kind of luck is it really.  He ends up in the middle of a plot to start a modern day Apocalypse.  You have an interesting mix of demons, angels, and mixes in between all fighting to be in control.  You are pulled along as Trent tries to understand what is happening around him and what his role is in this battle among beings that are not of this world.

This is a great book for fans of all kinds of supernatural fiction, suspense or horror.  And it is not one to miss.  Following along on Trent's journey is an interesting adventure for all who care to join in.  I highly recommend this book for those even just looking for a good story.  And I am eagerly looking forward to his next book.


Friday, November 11, 2011

Guest Post - David Scott Milton

ON THE CREATION OF “IRON CITY”
By David Scott Milton

Ten years ago I made the first notes on “Iron City”. It began as a stage play, became a screenplay, and eventually was written as a novel. It’s a companion work to my earlier novel, “Kabbalah”, though I hadn’t planned it that way. Both take place in Pittsburgh, Pa., the Squirrel Hill and Greenfield sections, and both involve murder. In “Kabbalah” the murder takes place at the very beginning and the reader knows who the murderer is. It is a chase novel in which two people who grew up with the murderer, a cop consumed by ineradicable envy and a rabbi obsessed with the ancient Jewish practice of Kabbalah, for their own complex reasons, set out to find him.

(You can read the preface to the reissued edition of  “Kabbalah” to learn how I came to write it, not an uninteresting process. See www.dsmilton.com or www.redroom.com/author/david-scott-milton)

“Iron City” is more traditional, a dense mystery involving a string of bizarre murders that is not solved until the very end. A disgraced ex-cop, Frank Kalinyak, a Greenfield native, is on a mission to find why the victims are being killed and who the murderer is. Kalinyak, who has suffered a tragic loss in his life, seeks to redeem an existence that is drifting, splintering, by tracking the murderer who has terrorized the city he grew up in, Pittsburgh, Pa., known by people raised there as Iron City. The area that Kalinyak operates in, the area where the killer lurks, is a harsh, brutal environment of pimps, hookers, druggies, failed clergy, business hustlers, closed-down, rotting steel mills.

We follow Kalinyak on his increasingly desperate search for the murderer and to prevent further terror and slaughter, through the underbelly of Iron City. We find ourselves in a maelstrom of political and church intrigue, brutal encounters, surprising duplicities, ghosts of the past, furies of the present.

There are complex psychological elements in both novels. I have always had great respect for the mystery form. Dostoyevsky was an early influence on my work, as were the novels of the Belgian, Georges Simenon. I admired the seriousness, the complexity in their works, Dostoyevsky’s “Crime and Punishment”, “Brothers Karamazov”, “The Possessed,” Simenon, “The Man Who Watched Trains Go By”, “Belle”, “The Brothers Rico”: they were less “whodunits” as “whydunnits”, mysteries of character: they were about peeling away levels of reality to reach the core of a human being, the person’s soul.

“Iron City” is a mystery that’s not solved until the end.  I’m limited in what I can reveal about what propelled me to write this story. It involves a series of murders that are connected by a horrific act that has poisoned a community. As is true of all of my novels it has relevance to my life and the complications in my life.

The texture of the neighborhoods I grew up in is a very important element in the book, as it is in many of my books. Squirrel Hill and Greenfield to the south; North of Forbes, above Squirrel Hill—these neighborhoods have become my Dublin, North and South Sides, the Hill District, my Nighttown. Squirrel Hill proper was middle-class; as you moved into Greenfield the environment became working class. North of Forbes was upper middle class with pockets of wealth. These areas form a checkerboard of class and religious tensions, envies, wounds that fester, scars that remain open.

I must warn you—the novel is dark. I recently read a review of Simenon’s “The Man Who Watched Trains Go By”, and the critic said of the book, “Despair and negation predominate in Georges Simenon's ‘The Man Who Watched Trains Go By’, a book that I considered to be darker than noir.” I’ve told you how much I admire Simenon. And it’s possible that “Iron City” is darker than noir. It’s possible that all of my novels are darker than noir. Sorry.

The book forms an intricate puzzle. I think the writing is strong. I have not condescended to the genre. It’s a serious novel, ambitious, ingenious. If you’ve liked my earlier novels, plays, and films, I think you’ll like “Iron City.” It’s a tough book, a journey through a hellish world of harsh entanglements, brutal relationships, reversals, twists, piercing insights into the dark night of the soul. To be true, also, there are bright spots and entertainment and the pleasures in what the novel illuminates, much darkness, but also explosions of light, rich characters, the way they talk and behave, their ambitions, dreams, foibles. And there is also tenderness and love and the generosity that grows from love.

I aspired, ultimately, to reveal something true and strong about our lives, about retribution, foundering dreams, guilt, love lost, and love redeemed, to tell one tale of this strange journey we all take to a dusty end. 

About the Author:

David Scott Milton (born September 15, 1934) is an American author, playwright, screenwriter, and actor. His plays are known for their theatricality, wild humor, and poetic realism, while his novels and films are darker and more naturalistic. As a novelist, he has been compared to Graham Greene, John Steinbeck, and Nelson Algren. Ben Gazzara’s performance in Milton’s play, Duet, received a Tony nomination. Another play, Skin, won the Neil Simon Playwrights Award. His theater piece, Murderers Are My Life, was nominated as best one-man show by the Valley Theater League of Los Angeles. His second novel, Paradise Road, was given the Mark Twain Journal award “for significant contribution to American literature.

You Tube Video of David reading from Iron City http://youtu.be/U-ERnDTWhaA

 
Iron City
By David Scott Milton
Publisher: White Whisker Books Date Published: September 1, 2011
Genre: dark mystery 

Frank Kalinyak, disgraced ex-cop, returns to Pittsburgh, Pa., “Iron City”, his hometown, from Tucson where he has been living a desperate existence since the death of his young daughter. He has been summoned home by Bobby Mack, an Assistant D.A., to find out who murdered an old high school friend. Kalinyak is swept into a whirlpool of bizarre killings, religious fanaticism, church duplicity, hustlers, cops, junkies, old friends gone bad. Amid the fractured landscape of Iron City, rusting mills, rotting industry, he struggles to find sense in his life. Ultimately he must ask: who is he and can he survive?

David Scott Milton can write like an angel… a writer hell bent on fulfilling the legacy of John Steinbeck, carrying on the tradition of James Jones and exploring his own heights.” -- Alabama Journal

Available for the Kindle on Amazon and on BN for the Nook


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

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Spotlight - Antique Charming

Antique Charming
By Natalie-Nicole Bates

The night he came home…forever

Third-generation funeral director Lizzie Morton is about to have her dream realized. She has purchased the long abandoned Nichols Funeral Home and its upstairs flat, determined to restore the funeral home to its once former glory. 
 
But a late night visitor, Adam Nichols, claims the funeral home still belongs to his family. Lizzie scoffs at his odd behaviour and outlandish claims, but when a vintage photograph appears, she soon realizes, to her horror, that Adam Nichols did once own the funeral home—more than one hundred years ago—and now she has allowed this entity to pass into her home.



Book Trailer on YouTube http://youtu.be/Z1U7hlZ0koQ

Antique Charming Excerpt
 
She heard it again. 
 
The same time as last Friday night
 
Three taps at her front door.

Lizzie muted the television, tossed the blanket off of her body and scurried out of bed. She slipped her robe over her shoulders and tied it securely, determined to find out who in the world would knock at her door at three in the morning. By the time she had reached the door the week previous, no one was there. The street had been dark and still.

It had to be a mistake. She had only recently closed sale on the long abandoned funeral home, determined to restore it to its once former glory. She had only been living in the upstairs flat for a few weeks.

As she hurried down the staircase, each step beneath her feet creaked in protest. There was no one visible through the peephole. She unchained the door and opened it just enough to peek around it.

No one was there, just like the previous week. 
 
The street was dark and quiet. Not even the whisper of a wind could be detected. Only the cold dampness of the October night raised a chill on her skin.

Who was playing this weekly joke on her? Could it be the ghosts of some departed soul who had passed through the halls of Nichols Funeral Home sometime during the past century? A small smile crossed her lips as she prepared to close and lock the door. She was a third generation Funeral Director. Did she now believe in ghosts?

Before the door could close, a hand poked into the slight space and seized her wrist. A cry rose in her throat and she jerked backward, but the hand held tight and the door flung open.

The man emerged, shrouded in darkness. He was an ethereal creature, tall, and dressed in anonymous black. Only a streetlight glowed behind him. 
 
I’m home,” he announced.

About the Author:

Natalie Nicole-Bates is a book reviewer and author. 
 
Her short paranormal romance, Antique Charming, was published by Books To Go Now Publishing in October 2011 and her contemporary romance, Change of Address, is scheduled to be published by Secret Cravings in January 2012.

Her passions in life include books and hockey along with Victorian and Edwardian era photography. Natalie contributes her uncharacteristic love of hockey to being born in Russia.

She currently resides in the UK where she is working on her next book and adding to her collection of 19th century post-mortem photos.




Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Interview - Shannon K Butcher


Please describe your novel twitter style 140 characters or less. 

Mercenary chick and her hot partner uncover plot to hijack soldiers for nefarious purposes.


What is the one thing you wish you knew before you tried to get published? 

I had the advantage of knowing quite a lot about the world of publishing before I decided to dive in. My husband had already been published for years, so I had a good idea of what happened behind the scenes. I was a little surprised by the advent of social media, since that wasn't really around when I first started writing. But since then, I've learned to enjoy interacting with fans online, so that's a positive thing for me. I think the biggest surprise has been the sheer amount of work that has to get done which has nothing to do with actually writing the book.


What to you is the best part of being a writer and what is the part you wouldn’t mind giving up?

The best part of being a writer is actually writing. The stories, the characters, and all the things that go into getting words on the page, and knowing how excited fans will be when they read what I've written – those are the things that keep me going every day. It’s also nice to get to spend most days in my jammies with hot men and kick-ass women.

My least favorite part of writing is revision. While a necessary evil, I wish I was a good enough writer to never have to revise anything. But I'm not, so I revise. :-)


What city would you love to set a story in but the right one hasn’t come along yet?

I try not to use too many real cities. I like to blow things up and have gunfights and plenty of illegal activity. I find that people get upset when you blow up their cities and break their laws, so I prefer to create my own for the most part. That way I don’t have to hold back. I think that the fact that I’ve lived in several different states and traveled a lot gives me an idea of the flavor of different areas of the country.


Vampires, Shifters, Zombies, Angels - who wins the final ultimate battle?

I saw the season finale of Deadliest Warrior, so I know the answer to this is vampires. They had scientific proof. :)


If you could witness any historical event past, present or future what would it be and why?              
        
I would like to be standing next to the researcher when s/he discovers the cure for cancer. I've lost too many people that I love to this disease, and would like to be there to witness when the villain is ultimately defeated.

Thanks Shannon for taking the time to do this interview.

Everyone else.  Check out her new release Razor's Edge.  You wont be sorry.

Roxanne "Razor" Haught is an expert in stealth security for corporate espionage cases. But now she's a target. Tanner O'Connell has no intentions of leaving Razor's side. Despite her objections to having a "babysitter", his orders as the newest member of the Edge are to watch her back. With a brainwashed assassin after his partner, Tanner cannot afford to let his desire for Razor interfere with his duty. His special ops skills may be all that stand between saving Razor-or losing her forever.

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Review - Blood Eternal


Blood Eternal
By Marie Treanor

Awakened by Blood, Book 3

Signet Eclipse
Mass Market Paperback
4th October 2011

Secrets don't disappear after seduction...

Elizabeth Silk is struggling to reconcile her passion for the vampire overlord Saloman and her allegiance to the vampire hunters. When a shocking vampire revolt calls Saloman away from her, she refuses to follow him.

To make matters worse, Saloman’s beloved cousin Luk has been found and awakened by one of his greatest enemies. Frenzied with bloodlust, Luk embarks on a killing spree and prepares to expose Saloman’s biggest vulnerability: Elizabeth.

But under Saloman’s regime, vampires have become less concerned with secrecy, no longer willing to hide their power. Rumors are swirling about attacks on humans. After Saloman joins forces with the vampire hunters to consolidate his power, Elizabeth begins to understand her role in the inevitable collision of the two worlds. She could bring resolution between vampires and humans—if she can manage to stay alive long enough to play both sides….

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My review:

This is a great book.  Its a worthy conclusion to the trilogy.  I can only hope we get to meet these characters again soon.  I have been hooked since I read the first book.  They are well-written and fast paced with great characters that you really get to know and enjoy.


Elizabeth and Saloman have an unusual relationship.  Both have the power to really hurt or kill the other, even know Elizabeth is human.  By this point we have watched their relationship evolve over the course of the first 2 books.  But even here neither really feels like they deserve the other or can keep them for as long as they have together.  And this combined with the fact that Elizabeth's hunter friends dont trust him not to hurt her are the background story revolving around the bigger story of the vampire war and Saloman's cousin Luk.


This war could really be the turning point both Saloman and Elizabeth are hoping for in the ongoing relationship between vampires and humans.  Saloman wants to initiate change in vampire behavior so that the two can learn to live together and help each other.  And he spends a lot of time trying to prove how this could happen.  But he is up against his cousin, Luk, and a group of vampires that dont want to change.  If the hunters can not learn to work with him to get this matter under control, what chance does the rest of the world who is still in the dark have.

Both stories intertwine themselves perfectly throughout the book.  Leading to stunning conclusion and hope for all.  I am really looking forward to reading more from the author soon and I am extremely glad I started this series.




Friday, October 28, 2011

Interview - Marie Treanor - Blood Eternal

Please describe your novel twitter style 140 characters or less.

Finale of vampire romance/urban fantasy trilogy. Doomed love, angst, rebellion, prophecy, fighting, biting, & immortal, sensual temptation: Blood Eternal

(Well, it's under 140 if you don't count the spaces. Or this explanation :)).


What is the one thing you wish you knew before you tried to get published?

That I was good enough :)


What to you is the best part of being a writer and what is the part you wouldn't mind giving up?

The best part is being justified in living in my imagination! And hearing from readers who've enjoyed my books makes it all worth while. I'm not sure I would give up any of it, to be honest... except maybe the self-promotion, although you do meet readers that way and I wouldn't like to give that up either!


What city would you love to set a story in but the right one hasn't come along yet?


Hmmm... Maybe Moscow. I've never been there, but it always looks so exotic, and it has such an amazing history, I'm sure I'd be inspired if I just spent a few days there!


Vampires, Shifters, Zombies, Angels - who wins the final ultimate battle?

Got to be vampires! Too easy for shifters to get caught without their clothes :). Zombies rot and they have no brains. Angels are hampered by goodness. Vampires are just stronger, meaner, more intelligent, and don't mind at all being badder - or at least mine don't!


If you could witness any historical event past, present or future what would it be and why?

Hmmm... I'd go for historical, but I'd struggle to pick just one event! I don't think I'd care for the up-close and personal view of the brutal battles that litter the important events of history. It's the personalities and the minor side-issues that interest me, like what did Scottish heroes Wallace and Bruce REALLLY think of each other? :).


Anything else you would like to share today?

I'd like to say thank you, Donna, for interviewing me! And to your readers: I'm always very happy to answer questions, either here or by email, Facebook etc, so please feel free to get in touch! Oh, and have a bewitching Halloween :)





Thanks Marie for taking the time for this interview.

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Blood Eternal
By Marie Treanor

Awakened by Blood, Book 3

Signet Eclipse
Mass Market Paperback
4th October 2011

Secrets don't disappear after seduction...

Elizabeth Silk is struggling to reconcile her passion for the vampire overlord Saloman and her allegiance to the vampire hunters. When a shocking vampire revolt calls Saloman away from her, she refuses to follow him.

To make matters worse, Saloman’s beloved cousin Luk has been found and awakened by one of his greatest enemies. Frenzied with bloodlust, Luk embarks on a killing spree and prepares to expose Saloman’s biggest vulnerability: Elizabeth.

But under Saloman’s regime, vampires have become less concerned with secrecy, no longer willing to hide their power. Rumors are swirling about attacks on humans. After Saloman joins forces with the vampire hunters to consolidate his power, Elizabeth begins to understand her role in the inevitable collision of the two worlds. She could bring resolution between vampires and humans—if she can manage to stay alive long enough to play both sides….


Excerpt from Blood Eternal:

Set up: An Ancient vampire, believed to be Saloman’s newly awakened cousin Luk, has gone on the rampage in the Turkish hills. Elizabeth Silk is helping the hunters to track Luk and his allies…

Luk began to run, and as his limbs stretched out, he remembered their strength and what they could do. A surge of excitement urged him to speed up, to run around the entire world and never stop. But her scent was close and sweet, and as he leapt down the final fifty feet to land right in front of her, he grew dizzy.

Startled, the woman fell back, her dark hazel eyes huge in her beautiful face. Hair the color of a long-forgotten sunrise whipped against her soft cheeks in the breeze. Blood pumped through her delicate veins. The sound and smell of it drove him to new hunger, but this was one human he’d never kill.

Tsigana,” he whispered.

The name held Elizabeth frozen. She’d had an instant’s warning from the Ancient detector, which suddenly, after indicating his slow plod away from her, went nuts, the readings obviously failing to keep up with the speed of the vampire who leapt out in front of her a bare instant after she’d known he would.

She’d had time to press her buzzer, at the same moment it had gone off in warning. The others knew. So she backed off, giving them time to get here, holding the stake poised for the vampire’s attack that didn’t come. He stood unmoving, staring at her.

The ordinary vampire detector in her pocket was still and silent. So the Ancient was alone. She prepared to attack, targeting the spot in his chest that she needed, but before she could fly at him, he said, “Tsigana.”

If he’d said her own name, if he’d called her Jane or Esmeralda or Buffy the Vampire Slayer, she wouldn’t have hesitated in the slightest. But he said Tsigana, as if he’d seen straight to her one weakness, a jealousy that amounted almost to fear of the long-dead human woman who had once held Saloman’s heart.

Her fingers curled convulsively on the stake, altering its aim by accident, and she had to readjust it. The Ancient who was Saloman’s cousin, his onetime friend and his betrayer, one of Tsigana’s three vampire lovers, continued to stare at her. She had the impression that if he breathed he’d have been panting, but weirdly, she sensed no threat from him. He lifted his arms slowly, reaching out to her with intense, weirdly unfocused longing. Understanding slammed into her like a blow.

I’m not Tsigana,” she said between her teeth. “I’m Elizabeth, the Awakener.” And she flew at him, aware her aim was true. She summoned every ounce of strength, every ounce of power she believed in. Because she didn’t know how long the hunters would take to get here, she had to try to do it alone, as she’d once tried to kill Saloman alone. She still believed she could have slain him, using her power as his Awakener, but she’d never found out for sure, because her heart, not her body, had prevented it. There was no such prevention here; Luk was the cause of most of the unbearable pain that had haunted Saloman for centuries. He was as good as dead, and she couldn’t even regret her lack of compassion.
But he didn’t wait for her. He leapt back so fast she didn’t even see him move. Her stake sliced through air, almost overbalancing her.

Not Tsigana,” Luk repeated. He sniffed the air.

Tsigana is dead.” Again she leapt, this time before she finished speaking, but again he evaded her. A howl rent the air, like a dog or a wolf in agony. It had to be coming from Luk, as his distant figure leapt back up the hillside at impossible speed, the bloodcurdling wail fading with him into the night. Not because he’d stopped crying, but because he was too far away to be heard.

Shit,” Elizabeth whispered. With shaking hand she retrieved the Ancient detector from her pocket. The pointer indicated the hill up which Luk had vanished, the display counting madly as the distance increased. Then it went dead. Elizabeth delved for her phone, just as the needle swung rapidly several degrees to the west, and the display galloped forward.

Oh, hell, he’s doubling back. He’s gotten over Tsigana and now I’m dinner.


Blood Sin

Awakened by Blood, Book 2

Even if you walk in the light, you can dwell in the dark.

Months after her dangerous encounter with vampire overlord Saloman, Scottish academic Elizabeth Silk is still trying to cope with both the demands of her ancestral bloodline—which marks her as a vampire hunter — and the overpowering desire she feels for the immortal she brought back from the grave. But she is not alone in her fascination with Saloman.

When Elizabeth tracks down a distant cousin from America, she learns he possesses an antique sword that has caught the interest of the Grand Master of the American hunters. It is the ancient and mystical sword of Saloman — a treasure of vast occult powers and a prize beyond measure to both vampires and humans. Now the race is on for possession of the sword.

Even as her enemies and allies shift their allegiances and battle for supremacy, Elizabeth must decide which will rule her own perilous fate: unwanted loyalty or unholy love.

Reviews:
"An action-packed sensual read, filled with danger, romance, vampires, humor and seduction, BLOOD SIN is an unforgettable story... a delightful read and a welcome addition to the keeper shelf... this amazing series..." - 4.5 Blue Ribbons, Dottie, Romance Junkies
"Beautifully worded... Unique plot twists... Steamy chemistry and passion-filled romance... an altogether spicy read." - 4 cups. Virginia, Coffee Time Romance
"The fantastic sequel to Blood on Silk... delicious... I truly cannot get enough of...Saloman... a fascinating character, free from cliche... truly an amazing series..." - 5 Tombstones, Jennifer, Bitten by Books.

Blood on Silk
Awakened by Blood, Book 1

The debut of a seductive new series of vampires, lust, and revenge.

Scottish academic Elizabeth Silk is spending the summer in Romania researching historical superstitions for her PhD. While she is tracing local folktales, one subject in particular sparks her imagination. His name is Saloman, legend's most powerful vampire, a seductive prince staked centuries ago. Now, in the ruins of a castle crypt, Elizabeth discovers the legends are real. Her blood has awakened him. Her innocence has aroused him. But Elizabeth unleashes more than Saloman's hunger.

An army of vampire hunters has amassed to send Saloman back to hell. Sworn to help - yet fearing Saloman's deadly blood lust - Elizabeth seeks to entrap him, offering her body as bait. But something stronger than dread, more powerful than revenge, is uniting Elizabeth to her prey. Caught between desire and rage, Elizabeth must decide where her loyalties lie...and what the limits are to a yearning she can no longer control.

Reviews:

"BLOOD ON SILK is sensual and thrilling, a wonderful combination of vampire myths old and new. Saloman and Elizabeth's relationship is both amazingly hot and terrifyingly complicated. Readers will fall instantly in love with the world that Marie Treanor has created. You cannot miss this novel!" --Michele Bardsley, national bestselling author of the Broken Heart series.

"A provocative read... witty, sensual and, sometimes, dark... Brimming with complex and compelling characters, sexual tension, danger, betrayal, emotional turmoil, witty banter, a thrilling plot, an enigmatic hero who is at times an anti-hero, a captivating heroine and plenty of vampires, this erotic, gothic story grabs your attention and holds it right up to the very last page." ~Dottie, Romance Junkies, 4.5 Blue Ribbons

"Praises for Marie Treanor; this book has found a permanent place alongside the likes of Anne Rice and Laurell K Hamilton." - Rating 5, Jillean, Once Upon a Romance.

Author Bio:

Marie Treanor lives in Scotland with her eccentric husband and three much-too-smart children. Having grown bored with city life, she resides these days in a picturesque village by the sea where she is lucky enough to enjoy herself avoiding housework and writing sensual stories of paranormal romance and fantasy.

Marie Treanor has published more than twenty ebooks with small presses, (Samhain Publishing, Ellora’s Cave, Changeling Press and The Wild Rose Press), including a former Kindle bestseller, Killing Joe. Blood on Silk: an Awakened by Blood novel, was her New York debut with NAL.

In the Awakened by Blood series, Marie is delighted to be able to bring together her long-standing loves of vampire stories and Gothic romance.

Website: www.MarieTreanor.com  



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