Wednesday, December 24, 2014

#FREE Defeat the Darkness;Demons of the Bayou [Hearts of Darkness, Book 1]

DAY FIVE - Merry Christmas from Eliza March 

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Defeat the Darkness;Demons of the Bayou [Hearts of Darkness, Book 1] 

Possessed by evil, ruled by lust, driven by hunger. Can love defeat the ancient demon and turn darkness into light?

While interning at Tulane, Max's new friend Kyle falls in love with his oldest friend, Shelby. When Kyle travels to the jungles of Guatemala to aid the earthquake victims and is bitten by a rogue jaguar, all their lives turn into the stuff of a bad "B" movie. Back in New Orleans, they're determined to fight the dark demon growing within Max and Kyle. But will the price be too high? Only Shelby can defeat their darkness.
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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

#FREE Witch of Air and Fire:The Secret Within from Eliza March

DAY FOUR - Merry Christmas  

#FREE from Eliza March

Witch of Air and Fire: The Secret Within

"Imagine a soul-mate reaching deep into your dreams, someone who waited centuries for you. That's Cian, the ultimate lover and consummate hero on so many levels. Candace, the spunky virgin witch with the powers to fulfill an ancient prophecy, was nothing the wizards expected and everything Cian and Regan needed. Would two alpha males share sex to keep the woman they need safe and the world from destruction? I raise questions and the characters answer them." ~ Eliza ~

~~ Fate has a way of playing silly games with Immortals~~

Cian is the only being capable of initiating the unfolding of the events foretold in the Prophecy. However,as the Chosen, he must claim his soul mate first.

After waiting centuries for his partner to be reborn, she should be his equal—as powerful as he—physically capable of handling the daemon possessing him, capable of freeing him from the immortal Droughan. However, the Fates gave him Candace, a young, inexperienced witch who looks more like an ethereal fairy than a first-level witch entrusted with an ancient power...and she's a virgin.

Initiating any woman, let alone a virgin, in the Trinity Ceremony wouldn't be easy while the daemon possesses Cian, but the Sea wizard calls on his friend Regan, the Earth wizard to protect his soul mate.
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Monday, December 22, 2014

#FREE from Eliza March - The Leopard, The Lion, and The Wolf

DAY THREE  Merry Christmas from Eliza March
#FREE  - The Leopard, The Lion, and The Wolf

Erotic Paranormal Ménage Romance, M/M/F, Werewolves, Shape-Shifters

“What if your ménage fantasy became possible? Two gorgeous hunks, one dark and surly, the other blond and bright, lived to please and sexually fulfill you? What if you burned with passion like a cat in heat and only these two alpha males could satisfy you? What if you found out they were shape-shifters and so were you?” ~ Eliza ~

Mackenzie’s ménage fantasy comes to life when she’s snowbound with Sky Castle Lodge partners, Adam and Trent. One golden, one surly, the alpha males vie for her attention. For Kenzie, the strange sensations, the sexual need, and the awkwardness all make sense when she discovers she's a shape-shifter. Adam and Trent supported each other through their first metamorphosis, and agree to guide Kenzie safely through hers. But when they turn, Were males don’t share. Kenzie must choose between them, or they’ll fight to the death. Accepting that she is meant for both of them, they have one other option. Adam can submit sexually to Trent, becoming his submissive. Kenzie can help them through the sexual boundaries, but what will it do to the men’s friendship? Or the balance in their ménage relationship?
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Sunday, December 21, 2014

#FREE More Than A Stud from Eliza March

DAY TWO Merry Christmas FREE More Than a Stud

With her biological clock ticking away, Carina Roth, CEO and owner of a corporate security company, wants a child. On the night of her forty-second birthday, her 35-year-old corporate intel officer, Evan Douglas, surprises her by admitting he's always wanted her. But when he offers to be her baby's daddy, she's not sure she wants to risk complicating their working relationship even though she's spent years pushing him out of her sensual dreams.

Evan has waited too long for Carina to realize what they have between them is perfect. When he discovers she's considering in vitro fertilization, he decides he can't wait. Not only does he want to father Carina's child, he sets out to prove he can fulfill her every need despite the difference in their ages. For Carina, he wants to be...more than a stud.

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

#FREE Hot Highland Fling from Eliza March

Merry Christmas - Day One - #FREE Hot Highland Fling

Free lance writer, Ailsa Jackson is finished dating executives. She’s looking for hot sexual fantasies with a man who fits her needs... “All muscle, stamina and no commitment.” The assignment in the UK sounds perfect when she's assigned to interview an American CEO who recently inherited lands and a title in Scotland.

She tosses her inhibitions aside for the first Highlander she encounters--prepared to research all the old myths about brawny Highlanders and answer the age old, burning question: What does a Scotsman wear beneath his kilt?

Colin Fitzgerald knows it's wrong to deceive Ailsa, but he can't risk her discovering his true identity before he seduces her. Unfortunately, he is everything Ailsa hates. Yet if he can become the lover she adores, perhaps he can convince her they're perfect for each other.

He has one night to prove he's no stuffed shirt and three weeks to become everything she desires in a lusty lover. His adventurous lass is imaginative and willing. But can lust turn to love so quickly? And will they be ready for more than a Hot Highland Fling when their time together draws to an end?
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

#readers #reviewers #publishing Where to go when you want to buy a goodbook...

Enter at your own risk....I don't know about other readers but I'm at a loss to find new authors through social networks or distributors like Amazon or Nook since algorithms seem to pick the top books. Goodreads reviews are also slanted by street teams, friends, and author relatives. Promotions don't make a better book, but do create better sales statistics, which in turn create better sales and higher positioning in the ranking. Word of mouth is still the best recommendation for me and that is determined by whether or not I also like the genre. 

I'm a reader, a writer, and an editor who likes a really good book when I do read for pleasure. You, the reader, probably want a read that drags you into the story from the first few words and carries you away from TV reality shows, work drama , and the everyday needs harping at you. So you want an intriguing escape. 

With the sheer numbers of books getting published or being self published, the choices have increased our ability to experience different kinds of stories. But sadly, it has created another dilemma for the reader. Too many choices! Dishonest reviews. Algorithms. Ranking. Poor formatting. Bad editing. 

Cheaper pricing doesn't make it any better for us either. I'd rather pay $7.99 for a book I'm going to enjoy, than read ten bad free reads. How about you?

But how am I going to find those $7.99 books? I'm going resort to authors I've read and trusted over the years. Look at the disappointing top seller list at Amazon over the past few years. Fifty Shades of Grey may have made millions, and a few people liked the experience, but there are thousands of erotic romances available that are a better story and more well written. Once a book reaches a certain viral position it takes off despite what people think. It's like watching a train wreck...You may not like them, you may feel guilty about watching one, but you still watch. Why? Because you want to be in the know.  It's curiosity. You can only hear about something so many times without wondering what all the fuss is about.

Then you get sucked in and find out it's all about nothing. Back to finding a good book...

My solution has been reading the free sample pages to see if I like the author's voice. If the author can grab me in those first few pages, and if the reviews are detailed and reasonable, I might take a chance on a new to me author. Frankly, the way books are being churned out lowers the quality of the books available and sends real readers back to traditional publishers because they trust them at least to have vetted the books for fifth grade and above use of the English language.  

I have to admit I am a self published author, but two other publishing houses also have published my work. I've edited good books and bad ones. I hoped my editing improved with each book I worked on over the last nine years, but it doesn't mean even those were perfect. A book. Is a collaboration between an author, a publisher, and an editor...sometimes they don't agree, and in the reader's opinion, the wrong one gets his way. In the end, the final product should be the author's. Not every reader will like it. That's life.

But if you really, truly love a book, leave an honest review and recommend it to the appropriate readers.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

#iamwriting #amediting Updates - NaNoFail - Not really

Boo hoo. I didn't complete the 50,000 words I planned to finish in November on 'one' book. But I did write over 50,000 words for the month. I got a nice outline for my "futuregovDOTorg" book called The Harrow and a nice start on characterizations.

The next Highlander book is going to be enchanting. I'm pleased with my progress on that one, too. 

Now for the challenge: Damn the Darkness. I've jokingly mentioned never include the word DAMN in your title because it's a self fulfilling prophesy -- it's been a challenge getting finished. November was a success in that it pushed DTD closer to the finish line, so I also am thankful for that. One thing I'd been fighting was the high sexuality the story began with from the start. 
I tried to tone it down, but the plot and characters just wouldn't allow for it. 

Sorry, for those of you who aren't fans of erotic romance, but these characters are just downright sexy. I tried over and over again to keep them in check, but there was no stopping the inevitable. Dylan, Caitlin, and Jackson get tortured through their story, while Max continues his struggles with his attraction to the fae/demoness Halfling. 

I'm going to provide some heat for you up north over this cold winter, but I'm also putting them in danger. The action with the new bad asses should be fun. 

Wait 'til you meet Jackson in his VAEWOLF form. Powerful, frightening, mouthwatering all rolled up in one immortal being. Nothing can stop him except the loss of his honor. How can he live knowing what he's done to the man who is more than a brother, and the woman he loves?
Damn the Darkness is the third book coming in the Hearts of Darkness series.

See the other books at Amazon, Nook, SMASHWORDS, and most other distributors.
Defeat the Darkness, 1  and  Conquer the Highland Beast, 2

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

#IWSG We all need a support group...don't we?

Today I'm celebrating with The Insecure Writer’s Support Group - Explore Our Posts - Participate in Our Blog HOP.

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time. Be sure to link to this page and display the badge in your post.

Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!

Our Twitter hashtag is #IWSG

Awesome co-hosts for the December 3 posting of the IWSG areHeather Gardner, T. Drecker from Kidbits, Eva E. Solar atLilicasplace, and Patsy Collins!