Friday, September 27, 2013

The Keepers: Sienna Excerpt


Excerpt
Lightning struck in the distance and a bolt of light flashed through a gap in the trees, highlighting six approaching men.
Mason’s warriors.

Sienna’s gut twisted and with quick hand movements, she sent lashes of fire their way. Their shouts of surprise ripped through the night and they scattered. Sienna responded with another round of ammunition that seemed to quicken Mason’s movements.
He tied the rope around the cat’s neck and went to the next one with another bag, repeating the movement. “There was an old witch I met recently in New Orleans,” he shouted above the noise, showing her the bag before fastening it to the third cat. “She was a friend of my mother’s and shares our vision for our kind. She gave me these three bags and I’m itching to see if they work.”
Sienna knew immediately what he meant, felt the hitch in her energy the moment the third bag touched the cat’s neck, and fought to maintain the protection spell. Ashwood. She’d never seen the debilitating herb before, but her mother had once mentioned it. Not well known, it bound a witch’s powers if placed in a triangular form around her. That and Rose Thorn were two herbs every witch dreaded.
Mason straightened, dusted off his hands and gave her a wide grin that smacked of triumph. Their gazes met across the retreating flames and she kept her back rigid, her head held high.
“You might temporarily bind my powers, Mason, but you’ve forgotten one thing,” she said with a quiet confidence, even though the circle of fire had begun to wither away.
“And what’s that, love?”
“My Keepers will come for me.”
“They don’t know where you are.”
“They will find me and they will come for me. Always.”
The long line of skeletal teeth drew together as his smile lessened. Without the grin, his tattooed deadpan expression was even more eerie, blurring the lines between the living and the dead. His black eyes settled on her with such intensity that her stomach lurched. “That’s exactly what I’m counting on.”
 
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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Release Day for The Keepers: Sienna!

Today I'm hopping with excitement as I celebrate the release of the next book in my Keepers series, The Keepers: Sienna! It's the free prequel to Archer, a shorter read, and was so much fun to write!

 


Blurb
 
A full moon in Rapid Falls.
 
Sienna Beckham is a powerful witch, and along with her four fiercely protective Keepers, it is her destiny to maintain the balance of nature in this world.

Tonight, it's the town carnival and everyone will be there: Sienna's family, her friends, her protectors. Archer.
 
Laughter and flirtation await.
 
But in a few hours, Sienna's life will have changed forever and her powers stretched to their very limits.

For something is lurking in the forest…

Murder. Sorcery. Revenge.
 
And no one sees it coming.
 
Find out how it all began…
 
The FREE PREQUEL to a magical new series, The Keepers.
 
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Keepers and Ice Wine


Many people have asked me since the release of my debut novel, The Keepers: Archer, why I chose the wine industry as the backdrop for Rapid Falls and the Bennett Estate.  I've also been asked about the Ice Wine that this town is so renowned for.  So why wine?  And what is Ice Wine?  Check out my guest post on the Harper Impulse blog!
 

Cover Reveal for Seducing Phoebe by Nicole Flockton

Welcoming Nicole Flockton with the cover of her latest book, Seducing Phoebe.   

Blurb

Phoebe Fitzgerald is about to marry a wonderful man—that is until her ex turns up and declares his undying love for her. Confused about her feelings, she calls off her wedding to Marco Petronelli.

Marco knows his offer to wed Phoebe isn’t a love match, but he cares for her and believes the compatibility they share will be enough to sustain their marriage. He is forced to admit his emotions go far deeper when Phoebe calls off the wedding, and now he will do almost anything to make her realize they are meant for each other.

Can he convince Phoebe that their relationship is worth saving? Or will secrets from both their pasts be too much to overcome?

Link to Follow the Tour


 Author Info
On her very first school report her teacher said ‘Nicole likes to tell her own stories’.
 
It wasn’t until after the birth of her daughter and after having fun on the community board of eharlequin.com that she finally decided to take the plunge and write a book.
 
The stories she writes are contemporary romances with either a medical setting or in the boardrooms of high powered business. Nicole enjoys taking two characters and creating unique situations for them.

Apart from writing Nicole is busy looking after her very own hero – her wonderfully supportive husband, and her two fabulous kids.
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Saturday, September 14, 2013

"Cover Loving Week" for The Keepers!


The covers for the entire Keeper series are complete and I'm so excited to share them with you.  In celebration of them, the "Cover Loving Week" is in full swing - and can you blame me for wanting to enjoy these beautiful covers?  I know they're mine and I'm biased, but I think that the team at Harper Impulse have done a wonderful job!  Love them!
 
Thanks to One More Page, DJ DeSmyter, and Harper Impulse for kick-starting this fun week.  There'll be several lovely bloggers that will be sharing the covers during the next few days as well as interviews and guest posts which I'll post as we go along.  Once again, I'm so grateful for their willingness to help spread the news.  Thank you!

It's a Keeper week so please join me!

Thanks for stopping by.

Rae Rivers

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Dragonfly Moments with Kathy Bosman

I am so excited to welcome another talented author from South Africa, Kathy Bosman who has joined me today to chat about her book, Dragonfly Moments.  Lovely title, isn't it?

"Today, is stop six of my Dragonfly Moments blog tour and thank you so much to Rae Rivers for having me on her busy blog. I’m giving away a $10 Amazon gift voucher and 5 bags of swag which contain a few interesting little treats related to my book and its settings. Dragonfly Moments is set in Johannesburg, South Africa.

 I love art. As a kid, I spent hours sketching and then when I reached high school, I started oil painting. My art teacher wanted me to take it after school but I went in a different direction – a detour. I finally found my passion, writing. What was great fun was incorporating my great interest and appreciation for good art into my story. Tessa, my heroine, has just opened up her art gallery. She paints landscapes but sometimes puts people or animals in them. On her gallery wall is her latest painting and it makes her very uncomfortable but she doesn’t know why.

 When Ryan, an old love, walks into her gallery and recognizes himself in the painting almost straight away, feelings for him begin to resurface. She’s in a serious relationship though and wants to marry the man and start a family. Ryan, who has been in love with Tessa all these years apart, has taken the time to study art just to communicate and connect with her. He helps Tessa with her art gallery as it struggles to take off the ground. He’s a good friend and more than that in her heart but she’s very reluctant to give up her promise of a secure future.

 Soon Ryan shows Tessa what her hearts really needs by analyzing one of her paintings. I would love to see that painting one day. I have it in my mind but don’t think I’ve got the patience to paint it.

 Dragonfly Moments is Book 1 of “The Creators” series. I wanted to make a series of books with characters who are creative. Tessa’s an artist and the heroine in Book 2, which is in the process of being written, is a ballet teacher and choreographer."

 Excerpt:

     “You’re making a mistake, Ryan. Coming in here and trying to bring up the past. It’s too late now. I’m committed to Mark and have found a life for myself. You never wanted me then. You loved Annie.”

“I didn’t love her. I loved you. And you promised forever….”

His voice was resigned, and then he winked at her as if to dispel the tension. It did no such thing.

The letter at the back of the sketch had promised she would love him forever, hadn’t it? She had believed she would never love anyone as much as Ryan and that he showed her what true love was.

“You never loved me.” She dropped her gaze onto her lap. “We were just good friends.”

Pushing up her chin to pretend that her heart wasn’t zinging with emotion, she started to walk toward the one wall to adjust a painting. He grabbed her hand. She tried to pull away, but he firmly pulled her close.

Heat and energy radiated off him and his manly scent encompassed her. Even his breath was a sweetness she wanted to drink in. She took in the shape of his face, his mouth which drooped slightly to the left, his skewed jaw line and the prominent cheek bones. His eyebrows were dark and perfectly shaped, and he had such long eyelashes. Yanking her burning hand away, she made sure her back was facing him.

“I was blind to the true treasure. All the time when I was going out with Annie, I really wanted you, but I couldn’t do that to her—dump her for her best friend. I’ve loved you for years, Tess. I’ve been trying to find you. No other woman has measured up, and I’ve had several relationships. And you’ve become so beautiful.”

She faced him, her mouth partially open, devoid of words. He’d loved her? Why didn’t he tell her then before it was too late?

His gaze followed her from head to foot, and heat branded her face while a spark ignited her body.

“But I wasn’t then. You thought I was ugly. You must have because Annie was so beautiful and you never looked at me.”

“I did. Besides the kohl and black clothes, you were adorable, especially in your pajamas.”

Tessa wasn’t usually one to blush easily, but fire lapped up her whole face and neck. “But the way you used to look at Annie. She had the most stunning legs. Long and muscular.”

Ryan smiled. “You have better legs than Annie.”

She pulled back. For a moment, he had her in a trance. Maybe she should leave Mark and pursue this. Jump right in. No, of course not. Who was Ryan now, anyway? She hardly knew him. He could disappear again. Mark cared for her and he was the perfect match to build a family. That’s all she needed.

Author Bio

Kathy loved reading and writing from early childhood, but her dream to write books was put aside until her kids were small, and she had little mental stimulation. The writing became a passion as well as her love for romance. She hasn’t looked back since writing her first romance novel in 2007. She homeschools her three children so in between deciphering algebraic problems for her teenage son (with little success), conducting science experiments, and tackling piles of laundry and dishes, she miraculously finds time to write books and read many others for fun.

Buy Links

 
Amazon
 
Amazon UK
 
All Romance Ebooks
 

 
Connect with Kathy Bosman online:

Website and blog: http://www.kathybosman.com

Facebook author page: http://www.facebook.com/KathleenBosman
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KathleenLBosman


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Monday, September 9, 2013

Sisters In Love Release Day!


This week is starting off with a release day celebration for Melissa Foster's Sisters In Love, book one in The Snow Sisters Series.  Intrigued?  So am I!
 
Blurb
Danica Snow has always been the smart, practical, and appropriate sister.   As a therapist, she prides herself on making reasonable, conservative choices, even if a bit boring, and as part of the Big Sister Program, she has little time for anything more in her life.
Blake Carter is a player. He never gets bored of conquering women, and with his sexy good looks and successful lifestyle, he has no trouble finding willing participants. When his friend and business partner dies in a tragic accident, he suddenly, desperately, wants to change his ways. The problem is, he doesn’t know how to stop doing what he does best.
When Blake walks into Danica’s office, the attraction between them is white hot, but Danica isn't the type to give into the heat and risk her career. Danica’s desire sets her on a path of self-discovery, where she begins to question every decision she’s ever made. Just this once, Danica wants to indulge in the pleasures of life she’s been so willingly ignoring, but with her Little Sister in turmoil and her biological sister’s promiscuousness weighing heavily on her heart, she isn’t sure it’s the right time to set her desires free.
SISTERS IN LOVE is a light, uplifting work of women's fiction and will resonate with readers who enjoy emotional journeys of the heart with strong heroines and sexy, lovable heroes. Readers of books by Jane Porter and Beth Kendrick will enjoy Danica and Blake's story.
Buy Links
Read an excerpt here.
Follow Book Tour here.
 
Author Info
Melissa Foster is an award-winning, International bestselling author. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary CafĂ©. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on  Fostering Success. Melissa is also a community builder for the Alliance for Independent Authors. She has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine. 
Author Links
Twitter: @Melissa_Foster
 
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Saturday, September 7, 2013

The Keepers: Archer is on sale!

September seems to be unfolding into an exciting month for The Keepers, starting with a bargain sale for Archer!

For a limited period, 06-19 Sep 13, The Keepers: Archer can be snatched up for only 0.99p on the Amazon UK's End of Summer Affair sale!


I have lots more Keeper news in store for you so watch this space!

Thanks for stopping by,

Rae Rivers