Friday, April 18, 2014

On the Spotlight: Silent Voice, by Children's Author Barry Rudner

Title: Silent Voice
Genre: Children's fiction, Family
Author: Barry Rudner
Publisher: Nick of Time Media, Inc.

SUMMARY: A modern day allegory about autism awareness: that the only ought in autism is that we ought not ever give up. Ever.



Barry Rudner has been an author/poet of self-esteem books for children for over thirty years, dealing with universal truths such as, reaching for your dreams, homelessness, undying friendships, disability awareness, always being yourself, autism awareness, hope and utter silliness. He firmly believes that we cannot educate our children unless they feel good about who they are; and ultimately, as they grow up, they will not feel good about themselves unless they educate themselves.





Thursday, April 17, 2014

A Day in the Life of Mystery Author David Burnsworth


A Day in the Life is The Writer’s Life newest feature. Here we get a glimpse into our favorite author’s day-to-day life, but in today's post, we get a glimpse into Brack Pelton's life, the main character of David Burnsworth new mystery/southern noir, Southern Heat.


“What’s a glimpse of my day-to-day life? Haven’t had that one before. Most of the time, all you media people care about is why I allegedly blew up some car or shot a particular model citizen. Forgive me
if I have to think about my answer before I give it.
“Mind if I smoke?
“You want a cigar? I burned through my Cubans. These are Dominican. Not bad, either.
“Here, let me light it for you.
“Okay, where were we? A day in the life of me. Well, I inherited a bar on the Isle of Palms, an island just east of Charleston, S.C., so that keeps me pretty busy. Lucky for me, I’ve got a great manager for the place. Her name’s Paige and she is awesome. A very hard-working single mom. My role is what you’d call marketing and advertising. My uncle owned the place. After he was killed, I got it. Both he and I made the news about the whole thing. In one of those ‘guilt by association’ type deals, so did the bar. It’s amazing what kind of free press you get by shooting a few people. Seems like every time I get hauled in by the police for questioning, the bar exceeds maximum occupancy. Sometimes I wonder if it’s because the fans are afraid the best dive on the island will close if I’m convicted of something. Well, I only pull the trigger in self-defense type situations so I try to minimize the risk.
“When I’m not selling Hurricanes and Margaritas to tourists, I like spending time with my dog, Shelby. I got him from a shelter last year. He’s a mixed breed, and can attract more women than anyone you can think of. When that happens, I might as well not even be in the room. They all rush him at once, and he’s got like four and five of them scratching his neck or, his favorite, rubbing his belly. And I have to wait for him to decide he’s ready to move on, the mutt.
“When it’s just Shelby and me, we like to play fetch on the beach. He’s got his favorite tennis ball and he’ll chase it down a few times.  And then we go swimming.  There is no problem a dip in the Atlantic Ocean won’t help.
“I guess that about sums it up. The bar, the beach, and my dog. I like fast cars too. Used to race them, but that was a long time ago and we’re not going there today.
“Anything else?
“No?
“How do you like the smoke?”


About the Author:



David Burnsworth became fascinated with the Deep South at a young age. After a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee and fifteen years in the corporate world, he made the decision to write a novel. Southern Heat is his first mystery. Having lived in Charleston on Sullivan’s Island for five years, the setting was a foregone conclusion. He and his wife along with their dog call South Carolina home.

His latest book is the southern noir/mystery, Southern Heat.

Visit his website at www.davidburnsworthbooks.com.
 

About the Book:



Gunshots echo down an antebellum Charleston alley. Brack Pelton, an ex-racecar driver and Afghanistan War veteran, witnesses the murder of his uncle, Reggie Sails. Darcy Wells, the pretty Palmetto Pulse reporter, investigates Reggie's murder and targets Brack.

The sole heir of his uncle's estate, Brack receives a rundown bar called the Pirate's Cove, a rotting beach house, and one hundred acres of preserved and valuable wetland along the Ashley River. A member of Charleston's wealthiest and oldest families offers Brack four million dollars for the land. All Brack wants is his uncle's killer.

From the sandy beaches of Isle of Palms, through the nineteenth-century mansions lining the historic Battery, to the marshlands surrounding the county, Southern Heat is drenched in the humidity of the lowcountry.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Book Review & $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway: ‘Mind Games,’ by Christine Amsden


MindGames_medMind Games is the much awaited third installment in the new adult mystery series, Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective. Talented author Christine Amsden keeps delivering a great story filled with interesting characters, romance, mystery, and the paranormal, lots of it.
In this episode, Cassie still doesn’t know why Evan broke her heart two months ago, and the mystery gnaws at her big time. She decides to keep busy and make herself useful at the sheriff’s department. She also meets charismatic mind mage Matthew Blair…much to Evan’s distaste. At the same time, Eagle Rock is teeming with hate from the religious community, a reaction to the recent murder of a much-esteemed pastor’s wife by what the people believe was a sorcerer. The town is about to snap, with tensions between the magical and non-magical communities.
And in the center of all this, is Matthew, whom Cassie finds irresistible. But can she trust him? According to Evan, no way. But then, Evan isn’t the most objective person when it comes to Cassie. Evan and Cassie have a history, as well as a secret connection, that keeps them bound in spite of themselves.
Will Cassie discover the real culprit or culprits behind the pastor’s wife’s murder, as well as the real face behind the anti-magical propaganda and demonstrations? Most importantly, will she wake up and see Matthew for who he really is…and find the courage to face Evan for what he did to her—when she finds out?
I love this series and thoroughly enjoyed this instalment! There’s something about Cassie’s voice that makes her really likable. She has a good heart and is witty, too. But best of all, she is just an ordinary girl next door trying to do her best in spite of everything that happens around her—which is usually pretty remarkable, as is often the case in paranormal stories.
Her relationship with Evan keeps evolving organically and there’s a major revelation in this book about their connection and the secret behind their rival families. Matthew is a great addition to this episode, adding tension with his charismatic personality and inciting sparks of jealousy from Evan. The conflict between the religious and the magical communities is also well done.
Mind Games kept me reading late into the night, wondering what would happen next. If you haven’t read any books in this series before, I urge you to pick up book one first, Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective. The books are best read in order. You won’t be disappointed.
Purchase links: Amazon / Barnes and Noble
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My review was originally published on Blogcritics
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Interview with A.K. Turner, author of 'Hair of the Corn Dog'



A.K. Turner is the author of This Little Piggy Went to the Liquor Store, Mommy Had a Little Flask, and Hair of the Corn Dog, as well as a coauthor of Drinking with Dead Women Writers and Drinking with Dead Drunks. Her work has been featured in various publications and anthologies, including Folio Literary Magazine, Leave the Lipstick, Take the Iguana, and I Just Want to Be Alone. A former writer-in-residence and creator of “The Writers’ Block” on Radio Boise, she lives in Idaho with her exceedingly tolerant husband and two daughters.


Learn more at AKTurner.com.


Q: Welcome to The Writer's Life!  Now that your book has been published, we’d love to find out more about the process.  Can we begin by having you take us at the beginning?  Where did you come up with the idea to write
your book?

Hair of the Corn Dog is the third book in my “Tales of Imperfection” series. The first two are This Little Piggy Went to the Liquor Store and Mommy Had a Little Flask. About the same time that I discovered humor was my genre, my husband and I started a family. If you can’t laugh during pregnancy and parenthood, you’re in for a tough road ahead, so I decided to use that as my focus. With the third book, Hair of the Corn Dog, it’s shifted more toward family life in general, but laughter is still certainly the goal.

Q: How hard was it to write a book like this and do you have any tips that you could pass on which would make the journey easier for other writers?

Honesty is key. Many writers second-guess themselves or think that readers want something other than truth. If that was the case, they’d have bought a novel. When you’re writing humor about yourself, be completely honest and open and refrain from embellishing. Real life is funny enough. Readers will respond well.

Q: Who is your publisher and how did you find them or did you self-publish?

I self-published. I haven’t ruled out traditional publishing for future works, but the self-publishing process has been wonderful thus far.

Q: Is there anything that surprised you about getting your first book published?

Success was definitely a surprise. When I published my first book, my goal was just to get to a point where it didn’t cost me money to be a writer. Making a living beyond that and being able to write full time has been phenomenal. Also surprising was the venom that people use in some reviews. I have plenty of wonderful reviews, but every now and then there is a really harsh and hateful one. I no longer read reviews, which takes a lot of discipline. Typically if someone hates my work, they’ll leave an awful review somewhere and leave it at that. But if someone really likes my work, they take the time to contact me or find me on social media, so I don’t feel like I’m missing out on connecting with my fans by avoiding the reviews. I think it’s healthy.

Q: What other books (if any) are you working on and when will they be published?

I’m planning a trip with my family later this year that will include a few stops around the globe. And of course I’ll record every detail along the way. I’d like to start a new series which continues to highlight the often ridiculous but ultimately rewarding moments of family life, but include an element of travel. As far as when it will be published, that depends on whether I use a traditional publisher or self-publish. At this point, it’s up in the air.

Q: What’s your favorite place to hang out online?

What an excellent and difficult question. I don’t have a real juicy answer for you. I’d have to go with something much more nerdy like the virtual Scrabble board on Facebook.

Q: Finally, what message (if any) are you trying to get across with your book?

Life is short; laugh hard.
  
Q: Thank you again for this interview!  Do you have any final words?

Thank you for the opportunity! Read, drink, and be merry!


Book Blast: Invitation by Contemporary Romance Author Christina Hoffman


 We welcome Christina Hoffman, author of the contemporary romance, Invitation to The Writer's Life!





Title: Invitation
Author: Christina Hoffman
Publisher: Christina Hoffman
Pages: 187
Genre: Contemporary Romance/New Adult
Format: Paperback/Kindle

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Available at Smashwords in epub, mobi, pdf and doc.

Book Summary: 



Madison Spencer is a serious medical student, focused only on work and hiding her beauty and her once-passionate spirit behind a quiet plain-Jane facade. Since she was drugged, stripped, assaulted and photographed by a vengeful ex, she has stayed away from men and kept her heart and body safe.

But when heart-stoppingly gorgeous Dr. Liam Mason walks into her world, she knows she's in trouble. After finding out about her devastating past, Liam offers to bring her back to life with physical passion.
Madison thinks she should be repelled, but she's intrigued and can't turn him away. Together they explore days and nights of pleasure, and slowly develop into something more than bedmates.

Deep inside they each wonder if they've found their perfect match. But with Liam's fear of being dragged down by commitment, and Madison's fear of being hurt by another man threatening to destroy the world they’ve built together, will they each be strong enough and brave enough to risk their hearts to have it all?


Excerpt



I can't even blame it on the booze. There wasn't any, or at least there wasn't any for me. I was with Chloe, my bodyguard. Okay, actually she was my friend, but a really overprotective friend who knew all about what I’d been through and wanted to make sure it never happened again. So, no alcohol.

But, what she and I hadn't counted on was him being there. There I was, minding my own business, putting in my time at the Med School Social, more than ready to head home for some studying, then Chinese food and a movie. And suddenly, him.

I was inhaling when I caught sight of him, but my breath just stopped. It felt like being punched in the chest. I kept telling myself, look away, look away! But it was impossible. I was paralyzed. His beautiful face and magnificent body were magnets, and my eyes were locked on them.

I hadn't felt this kind of physical attraction since, well, ever. I had never felt like that. I had stayed away from men for two years. I was pretty much terrified of them, to tell the truth. But there he was. Unavoidable and irresistible.

I saw him in profile. Oh, that hair. Thick, almost curly, falling into his eyes. The kind of hair you need to gently push off of his face right before you kiss him. Or, the kind of hair you grab really hard right before you're about to...

But, I'm getting ahead of myself. The point I'm trying to make is that my mind very clearly recognized all the dangers ahead and was saying, “Turn around, go, get out of here! Before it's too late.” But then he turned around to look right at me. It was already too late.

We held each other's gaze a second longer than politeness required. Something inside me went click, and for the first time in almost two years, I felt young and alive, and really, really turned on. Every part of me suddenly woke up, and all the best parts started to tingle. I was breathing harder. My lips parted slightly, already begging to be kissed.

It was a little overwhelming. I was out of practice. No, actually, I had never had the kind of practice you would need to stay controlled in a situation like that. I think maybe you can have a soul mate for your mind, and also one for your body. And my body was saying “Get me over there right now!”

But I was still too afraid. I smiled a little and turned away.

I had to stay for a while, to look sociable, so I went over to the food table and stared at the snacks, which were already stale. Nothing looked very good, and my throat was too tight to eat anyway.

I was starting to formulate a plan for escaping without the other students or the teachers noticing when I felt the air move behind me, the softest caress against my bare shoulders. Then, a hand on my back, an electric shock to my body, wildly pleasurable. I gasped and spun around. Right into the arms of...

“I'm Liam.”

Liam. Right into the arms of Liam. Oh, he was even more beautiful up close. My hand rose all on its own to push that wonderful floppy hair from his face. I stopped suddenly, embarrassed, but he caught my wrist, and held my palm gently to his face. We looked at each other and knew.

“Wanna get out of here?” he asked, and of course, foolish, foolish woman that I am, I said, “Yes.”

          I saw him my first day at the new hospital. I'm a medical student and had just finished the lecture part of things where we sit around learning about chemical reactions and body parts. That was over, at last, and we were moving on to seeing real live patients in the hospital.

The orientation was step one in getting us ready for our new roles. We each got a short lab coat and a tour of the locker rooms. We received our ID tag photos.

I'm not sure why I first noticed Liam.

Since the bad thing happened, I keep my head down and make eye contact with pretty much nobody. I wear my hair in a tight bun at the nape of my neck and my clothes are dull and loose. On that particular day, I was trying very hard to concentrate. I was excited to be starting work in the hospital, but I was mostly terrified. There was so much to take in and remember. My head was reeling after only two hours. The last thing on my mind was men. So, who knows why I took that second look as he walked by our group.

Well, actually I do know why. He was gorgeous. Ridiculously gorgeous. Dark wavy hair, just slightly overgrown so he looked like a happy surfer who'd tumbled out of bed. Smiling eyes. Sparkling, mischievous, movie star eyes. A little bit of stubble, likely because he had been on call all night. The rest of him looked pretty much immaculate. He wore light wool pants and a sky blue shirt. No tie, but the white lab coat made him look professional enough. 

I was dedicated to maintaining my nun-like lifestyle, but, seriously, it was impossible not to look at him. Even Chloe noticed him. She looked at him, then at me. She shook her head lightly and whispered, “No”. I laughed a little because she sounded like a mom telling a toddler that she couldn't have any candy. Well, that was pretty much what was happening, so I guess Chloe nailed that.

She was absolutely right. I didn't want any trouble. Certainly not that awful, frightening feeling of falling in love. No time-consuming romance. And certainly not all the time I had lost trying to recover from the trauma of what had happened before. Even a plain old tiny heartbreak could set me back, and put me way off course in my career.

No, I didn't have the time or energy for any distractions. Nothing. Just work and school.

So I ignored the stunning resident with the black hair, and tried to focus on the tall blond giving us the orientation spiel. This was much easier because I felt no attraction to him at all. He was really handsome, too. But something about him seemed mean. Or maybe arrogant. It's hard to remember what I thought of him that first time, because the memory is so clouded with all that came after. I'll just say he was a tall, slim blond who should have caught my eye, but didn't.
About the Author:





Christina Hoffman was born in London, England. She moved with her family throughout Canada and the US, and has finally put down her suitcase, for now, in San Francisco.
She believes that everyone has the right to feel both smart and sexy. We don't have to be one or the other! She writes stories about characters who live in the real world and who, somehow, still believe in love.

She's starting a mini-revolution. She writes sexy stories, but hasn't lost the romance from her Romances. Enough with whips -- back to lips!

She hopes you enjoy her stories and see yourself in her characters. After all, they are based on smart and sexy people, just like you.

Christina’s latest book is the contemporary romance, Invitation.

Visit her website at www.christinahoffman.com.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Twisted Venom by V.W. Raynes Book Blitz - Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

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Twisted Venom
Title: Twisted Venom
Genre: Suspense/Thriller
Author: V.W. Raynes
Publisher: AuthorHouse
EBook: 300 pages
Release Date: December 2, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-49183-399-5

When young internist Claudia Ranelli attends a medical conference in San Francisco, she has a sexual encounter so bizarre and frightful it nearly kills her. But that isn't the end of her terror. Claudia and her cousin Dru Salinas must discover the identity of the person terrorizing them both, a quest that leads from pit vipers to modern genetics. Claudia tells a gripping story with sensitivity, a humanly scientific perspective, eroticism and a wry sense of humor.  

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  V. W. Raynes is the pen name of a physician practiciing in Texas.  

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In the Spotlight: The First Series by Dawne Dominique


Eden’s Hell, I: The First
In the beginning…
God created man and called him Adam, a fine specimen replicated in his own image. He then created woman to ease Adam’s loneliness and named her Lillith. Unfortunately, God realized his mistake too late in giving woman free will, for she would rule her domain-not man. When Lillith left Adam, God created another for his first-born son, and gave her the name Eve and a kingdom called Eden, but by then it was too late, for he’d unleashed Hell into the world of man.

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Dark Dairy, II: The First
The lives of a deranged serial killer, a seven centuries old First vampire and a City of Winnipeg detective collide in this second novel of Dawné Dominique’s The First series. Daniella Rolfe, a seven-century old First vampire is unwittingly drawn together with a City of Winnipeg detective, who happens to be investigating a string of some rather bizarre serial murders. It doesn’t take long for her to discover that this mere mortal man holds more power over her than any she’s ever known. And Aiden…he’s only dreamed about women like Daniella. Blood battles and broken vows are just the beginning of Daniella Rolfe’s woes.

Purchase your copy:

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Kindred Blood, III: The First
There is nothing thicker—or stronger—than kindred blood.
Being married in Scotland sounds like the perfect romantic getaway, doesn’t it? For Daniella Rolfe and Aiden Blackmore, the nightmare they’d left behind was just the beginning. When Aiden is kidnapped, Daniella will go to any lengths to ensure he’s brought safely back to her, no matter the amount of blood to be shed. Together with Spencer Dalton, a private investigator she hired to help find Aiden, they begin to unravel more than they bargained for.
Broken vows are the least of Daniella’s worries now.

Purchase your copy:

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Crimson Cries, IV: The First
Can she leave behind her past in order to do what’s necessary for the future?
When Paladin Sandalio, prince of the vilkacis race, shows up at her door with the same cryptic warnings as her father, Daniella Rolfe has no choice but to believe the Nuasiar Nine walk the world again. With vamps and wolves dying side-by-side, and innocents caught in the crossfire, she knows it won’t be long before the veils are set asunder. Trusting those she’s detested for centuries is no easy task, but learning that entities like them were not created by accident will be the greatest challenge of all.
New vows will be taken—now she will show them real fear.

Purchase your copy:

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Discuss all these books in our PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads by clicking HERE

A multi-published and award-nominated author of paranormal erotic romance and fantasy, Dawné Dominique’s novels instantly hook readers until that last page is read.
Although published in the US, she’s a Canadian author through and through. The second novel of her vampire series, Dark Diary, II: The First, is set in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she resides with her family, and Gunkers, a stray cat she recently saved, and Chumbly, their newest addition to the feline household.
She embraces life with one simple rule: “Everything in life happens for a reason, be it good or bad, and it’s because of this we learn to never take anything for granted.”
Her latest books are in The First Series: Eden’s Hell, Dark Dairy, Kindred Blood and Crimson Cries.
Drop by to pay her visit at: www.dawnedominique.com or www.DusktildawnDesigns.com.

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Interview with Kevin Hopson, author of 'Broken Family'



Prior to hitting the fiction scene in 2009, Kevin Hopson was a freelance writer for several years, covering everything from finance to sports. His debut work, World of Ash, was released by MuseItUp Publishing in the fall of 2010. Kevin has released several other books through MuseItUp since then, and he has also been published in various magazines and anthology books. Kevin's writing covers many genres, including dark fiction and horror, science fiction, and crime fiction.

His latest book is the crime/mystery, Broken Family.

You can visit Kevin’s blog at www.kevin-hopson.blogspot.com.

Q: Welcome to The Writer's Life!  Now that your book has been published, we’d love to find out more about the process.  Can we begin by having you take us at the
beginning?  Where did you come up with the idea to write your book?

Prior to Broken Family, I had never written a straight-up crime/mystery story. The two crime fiction pieces I previously published both had a sci-fi element to them, and I wanted to do something different (and more realistic) this time around. One of my inspirations for the book was Craig Johnson’s Walt Longmire Mysteries series. However, the idea actually came from a movie description I read while scrolling through the cable guide on my television. I don’t recall the name of the movie, and the plot for Broken Family ended up being much different, but that’s where it started.

Q: How hard was it to write a book like this and do you have any tips that you could pass on which would make the journey easier for other writers?

Every book is a challenge, and this one was no different. I always spend a lot of time doing research for my books, especially when I’m not very knowledgeable on the subject, and that was probably the biggest hurdle I had for Broken Family. Some people write in their field of expertise, which eliminates a lot of the leg work. However, my background is in finance, and – unfortunately – the subject matter doesn’t excite me when it comes to possible storylines. As a result, I might suggest to others that they try to write in their field of expertise if they truly have a passion for it. Otherwise, pick a genre you really enjoy and do the necessary research to make your story as accurate as possible.  

Q: Who is your publisher and how did you find them or did you self-publish?

My publisher is MuseItUp Publishing, a Canadian company that puts out e-books and print books covering many genres. I came across MuseItUp back in 2010 when I was shopping around my first two stories. MuseItUp was a fledgling back then, but the company has grown significantly in the past four years.

Q: Is there anything that surprised you about getting your first book published?

I think the biggest surprise was just getting published. I labored at writing for a year or two before finally finding success, so it was a great accomplishment for me.

Q: What other books (if any) are you working on and when will they be published?

My young adult/dark fiction story, The Landfill, was just released by MuseItUp Publishing on April 4. Additionally, I recently signed a contract for a science fiction novella titled Shifting Alliances, which is scheduled for release this fall.

Q: What’s your favorite place to hang out online?

Probably Facebook. Though it can be a distraction, especially when I’m trying to write, it’s an important place to connect with friends, family, colleagues, and readers of mine.

Q: Finally, what message (if any) are you trying to get across with your book?

I don’t think there’s a message I’m trying to deliver with Broken Family. I might have an underlying message with some of my books, but my main focus is to entertain people and make the reader think.
  
Q: Thank you again for this interview!  Do you have any final words?

Thank you for having me. I encourage everyone to write whether they do it for a living or not. It’s great therapy for the soul!




In the Spotlight: The First Series by Dawne Dominique


Eden’s Hell, I: The First
In the beginning…
God created man and called him Adam, a fine specimen replicated in his own image. He then created woman to ease Adam’s loneliness and named her Lillith. Unfortunately, God realized his mistake too late in giving woman free will, for she would rule her domain-not man. When Lillith left Adam, God created another for his first-born son, and gave her the name Eve and a kingdom called Eden, but by then it was too late, for he’d unleashed Hell into the world of man.

Purchase your copy:

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Dark Dairy, II: The First
The lives of a deranged serial killer, a seven centuries old First vampire and a City of Winnipeg detective collide in this second novel of Dawné Dominique’s The First series. Daniella Rolfe, a seven-century old First vampire is unwittingly drawn together with a City of Winnipeg detective, who happens to be investigating a string of some rather bizarre serial murders. It doesn’t take long for her to discover that this mere mortal man holds more power over her than any she’s ever known. And Aiden…he’s only dreamed about women like Daniella. Blood battles and broken vows are just the beginning of Daniella Rolfe’s woes.

Purchase your copy:

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Kindred Blood, III: The First
There is nothing thicker—or stronger—than kindred blood.
Being married in Scotland sounds like the perfect romantic getaway, doesn’t it? For Daniella Rolfe and Aiden Blackmore, the nightmare they’d left behind was just the beginning. When Aiden is kidnapped, Daniella will go to any lengths to ensure he’s brought safely back to her, no matter the amount of blood to be shed. Together with Spencer Dalton, a private investigator she hired to help find Aiden, they begin to unravel more than they bargained for.
Broken vows are the least of Daniella’s worries now.

Purchase your copy:

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Crimson Cries, IV: The First
Can she leave behind her past in order to do what’s necessary for the future?
When Paladin Sandalio, prince of the vilkacis race, shows up at her door with the same cryptic warnings as her father, Daniella Rolfe has no choice but to believe the Nuasiar Nine walk the world again. With vamps and wolves dying side-by-side, and innocents caught in the crossfire, she knows it won’t be long before the veils are set asunder. Trusting those she’s detested for centuries is no easy task, but learning that entities like them were not created by accident will be the greatest challenge of all.
New vows will be taken—now she will show them real fear.

Purchase your copy:

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Discuss all these books in our PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads by clicking HERE

A multi-published and award-nominated author of paranormal erotic romance and fantasy, Dawné Dominique’s novels instantly hook readers until that last page is read.
Although published in the US, she’s a Canadian author through and through. The second novel of her vampire series, Dark Diary, II: The First, is set in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she resides with her family, and Gunkers, a stray cat she recently saved, and Chumbly, their newest addition to the feline household.
She embraces life with one simple rule: “Everything in life happens for a reason, be it good or bad, and it’s because of this we learn to never take anything for granted.”
Her latest books are in The First Series: Eden’s Hell, Dark Dairy, Kindred Blood and Crimson Cries.
Drop by to pay her visit at: www.dawnedominique.com or www.DusktildawnDesigns.com.

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