Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Introducing the cover by for Ciao, by Bethany Lopez

I'm happy to introduce the cover for Bethany Lopez's latest novel, Ciao
 
 
Synopsis:

Melissa has had a fantastic summer, hanging out with her friends and making new ones. Life as she knows it will change when they all come together to begin their sophomore year at Dearborn High. Connections will be made and friendships will be tested. Will Melissa’s family and friends be able to help her through the challenges she will face in the upcoming months.

 
Bio:

Bethany Lopez was born in Detroit, Michigan, and grew up in Michigan and San Antonio, Texas. She went to High School at Dearborn High, in Dearborn, Michigan, which is where she has set her Young Adult novels. She is married and has a blended family with five children. She is currently serving in the United States Air Force as a Recruiter in Los Angeles, California. She has always loved to read and write and has seen her dream realized by independently publishing her contemporary Young Adult series, Stories about Melissa. Ta Ta for Now! and xoxoxo are available now. Book three, Ciao, will be released in Aug 2012.
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Monday, June 11, 2012

Welcome, author Erika Lindsen


I'd like to welcome Erika Lindsen to my site today. Take it away, Erika...
So when it came time to find an excellent topic to blog about, Jeanne told me to write about “whatever blows your skirt up.” Which got me thinking…as a female paranormal romance writer, what does blow my skirt up?

First the paranormal. It seems to be a hot genre at the moment. Of course vampires (which I’ve written about: see Tyran’s Thirst) are on top. I think it has to do with the sucking of blood, the exchange of body fluids and the act being so intimate itself. All of that alone equates to one thing: sex. And as the saying goes, sex sells. Let’s hope since my second book is about vampires lol. A close second would be shifters. Now, I love a good shifter novel, but I’ve never quite understood the sexiness of them. If someone, anyone, has an idea, holler at me! Angels are also big, which I think has to do with them being so innocent. We like taking the innocence, equating to virginity, from our characters.

And now for the romance. Love is one of, if not the strongest emotion we as human beings have. Everyone loves someone, whether it’s their parents, a pet or a significant other. We also like to believe love conquers all. Does it really? It better, since I have based a whole career on it. An the alpha male and strong heroine. The picture of romance perfection. We, as romance readers, like our men tough, protective and willing to do anything for his lady. Equally, we like our women to be able to kick some serious ass, and maybe even save the man from time to time.

-Erika Lindsen, author of Soul and Tyran’s Thirst

About the author

Erika Lindsen was born June 12, 1987 in a small town in northern Ohio. She began writing, mostly poetry and songs, at age thirteen. Erika wrote her first novel in 2010. Her first published work entitled, Night of the Doll, was featured in the January 2011 issue of the Horror Zine. As her alter-ego Erika Talbot, her first children’s book entitled, The Three Sibling Adventures: What We Want To Be, was published by Solstice Publishing in March 2011. For her Three Siblings book, she, along with Solstice, have given 100% of the royalties to the Toledo Children’s Hospital, where Erika’s nephew Joey is receiving treatment for leukemia. When not visiting her two nieces and nephew, she writes, (seriously a lot) and spends time with her husband. They have three children (she calls them her kids), a dog named Scooter, a cat named Princess, and a rabbit named Hoppity Hop.
Blood runs across the floor like a winter’s creek. It always puts a smile on his face. As a Taker – a demon sent to entice humans to commit suicide in order to gain their soul for Lucifer – Drebin is at the top of his game. He has already claimed 421 souls and there is no sign of him slowing down. Much like a fine wine, Drebin gets better with age. Alexia Downer is just a few months into her freshman year of college and still undecided about a career. Ally is more than eager to meet new people and live up to the college stereotypes. But her gentle nature may cause her to put trust in the wrong person. The stage is set, the hound is released, but Drebin begins to have second thoughts about his next victim, Alexia, his 422nd victim. Her beauty is mesmerizing and her spirit is captivating. As much as he tries, Drebin cannot bring himself to destroy her, yet he must. He has a higher, more vicious power to answer to, after all…
Tyran's Thirst links:
amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Tyrans-Thirst-Erika-Lindsen/dp/147748180X/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1339380631&sr=8-3&keywords=erika+lindsen

When zombie hunting, Kathyrn Meloncamp has a great tip: although an ax is more effective, a sledgehammer is more fun. Hell's Gates have opened and blanketed the Earth in smoke. That is the easy pill to swallow. Zombies and vampires have descended from the hole and are quickly making a meal out of every human the planet has to offer. Kat had to learn, and very quickly, how to shoot a gun and wield a machete. While out looking for food, Kat is attacked by zombies but is saved by a man. The thank yous stop there when she realizes he is a vampire named Tyran. Escaping him proves to be useless with his speed and nose for blood. He forces her to keep him company, which could be more deadly than any zombie could ever be.

www.erikabooks.webs.com