Friday, November 30, 2012

Decadent Publishing Give a Reader a Reader

Howdy! Welcome to the Give a Reader a Reader Blog Hop sponsored by Decadent Publishing! I’m excited to be a part of this event because you can WIN a Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight loaded with 45 ebooks for a friend, and 45 ebooks for yourself!

My story, Pandora’s Box, book 1 Road to Hell series, is one of the 45 you can win! CONTEST below!

"Pandora's Box"
Book 1 in ROAD TO HELL series
(Must be read before reading other books in the series -- you will be confused otherwise)
Where does the road to Hell begin?

 What happens when your son turns homicidal overnight and your husband disappears on his way to work? Do you cower in fear or fight for your life? Madison Wescott fights against the odds. Distrustful of a God she doesn’t believe in, she finds herself face-to-face with a world she didn’t know existed and discovers her own soul is darkened with demonic connections.

With good intentions? Or by demonic design?

Phoenix Birmingham bursts into Madison’s life in a whirlwind of sarcasm and sexual appeal. A hero for the masses—and for her jaded heart—but few will ever know the sacrifices he has made or the sacrifices to come. Discovering her entire life has been influenced by multifaceted paranormal beings, Madison is determined to defeat the apocalyptic blueprint fate has decreed, but only one man dares to challenge the supernatural forces manipulating them. Even with Phoenix’s aid, can destiny be denied? Or will demonic design prevail while they pay the crucial price with their souls? 

In a small, sleepy Alabama town the battle for mankind’s liberty has begun...

Pandora’s Box Excerpt:

“May I?” He held up the medical supplies.
She nodded and watched as he doused gauze with antiseptic. “Dr. Nix at your service,” he said with a grin, two adorable dimples charming her where words failed.
Madison rolled her eyes, and tipped her head to the side to give him better access. He brushed her hair off her neck, back behind her shoulder. Such a simple gesture, yet it felt terribly personal. The air grew thick and sticky with her awareness of him. She shifted in her seat and crossed her legs.
Madison stared into his eyes. Green, she thought, his eyes were green, gorgeous and intense, with ridiculously long eyelashes women would fantasize about. If they didn’t, they should. A flicker of compassion, concern, and something else she couldn’t identify flashed in his eyes.
“Ready?” he asked.
The husky tenor of his voice forced her gaze to shift to his mouth. Nice, sexy lips, designed for kissing. She gave a mental shake but couldn’t resist wondering how his mouth would feel on hers.
“Madison?” Humor deepened his voice, a touch of a smile tilted the edges of the lips she’d been fantasizing about, and she realized she still stared at them. “You ready?” he asked again, and her eyes widened in embarrassment over her foolish stupor.
She swallowed hard. “Yeah.” She whispered past the lump in her throat and forced her vision to lock on the wall over his shoulder. Good God, what was wrong with her? Her pulse throbbed like crazy, and she felt woozy. Loss of blood! Must be why she reacted that way. No other explanation made sense.
Even though the antiseptic stung like hell, the gentle touch coming from such a gruff man surprised her. “It’s not bad,” he said, dabbing the blood away. “Just a nick.”
Well, she could nix the blood loss theory. Exhaustion and stress were the only other excuses she could come up with. “I’ve suffered worse.” Her voice sounded off, kind of hoarse. She tried to clear her throat delicately, but he must have noticed her unease, because his perceptive eyes met hers. Again, she thought she caught the edge of concern reflected in their green depths.
“This isn’t the first time he’s attacked you?”
“No. It’s the first time he’s tried to seriously kill me, though.” She sighed as she closed her eyes, ready to give up fighting, the sudden tears threatening to fall. Okay, woozy and acting strange because of strain…not because of him. Seriously, as far as first impressions went, she wasn’t impressed.


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Tell me what do you want for Christmas
For the fourth year in a row--or is it the fifth year--I've asked Santa to bring me Dean Winchester. So far he hasn't been under my tree or hanging out under mistletoe on Christmas morning. Baaaad Santa! I keep holding out hope that Jolly Ole' Saint Nick will eventually come through for me! ;-)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

Meet Author Jinni James 

What is the (working title) of your book?

The Wolfs Maine

Where did the idea come from for the book?

The idea came from a mixture of personal experience and a love for paranormal romance.

What genre does your book fall under?

Paranormal Romance

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

For John I would say Channing Tatum because YUM. And for Avalon I would say Lynn Collins from Wolverine and John Carter.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

A lonely and desperate woman ventures out to experience something new but ends up not only finding her soul mate but herself as well.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

It is self published

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

It took about 7 months which I thought was quick until I met a bunch of fellow authors who can knock a story out within weeks. lol

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

I'm not sure. I haven't read a book similar to this one just yet. But I'm sure it's only because I haven't found it yet.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

My divorce. lol. During my marriage I had day dreamed about the situation in the book. Once I became brave enough to get the divorce I actually sat down and worked on this story.

What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?

It has romance, shape shifters, vampires, some mystery, action, and sex I hope that piques some interest.

Meet Jinni James here:

The Wolfs Main Blurb:

Avalon felt like her life was set on repeat.  Every new day was just like the one before until Avalon's friends talk her into venturing out and leaving her dead end marriage behind. Little did she know that she would meet her soul mate face to face and that he would ignite a desire in her that she never knew existed.  John had been watching over Avalon ever since her parents died when she was three but she had no clue. She had only been talking to him online for two years.  She slowly learns that there is a whole world and a whole story she had not known about involving every one she knows and cares for.  Her husband Nicholas is not the man she thought him to be, if he is a man at all and John seems to be more than he lets on as well.  Avalon soon discovers the hidden truths but can she handle it? With Nicholas seeking vengeance can John and her friends help her?