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Archive for January 28th, 2009

All the Lisa Renee Jones books have been claimed. I have more books for another giveaway, though. 🙂 A friend sent me a box of books that were left over from the NJRW Conference that were in danger of being thrown away. She knew I had this blog so she sent me the box to share with my book club members and with the readers of this blog. Thanks Mo!! I have the following looking for a good home. 🙂

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In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly turf war going on between vampires and their slayers. There also exists a secret band of brothers like no other – six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Among them, none relishes killing their enemies more than Wrath, the leader of the Black Dagger Brotherhood…

The only purebred vampire left on the planet, Wrath has a score to settle with the slayers who murdered his parents centuries ago. But when one of his most trusted fighters is killed- orphaning a half-breed daughter unaware of her heritage or her fate – Wrath must usher the beautiful female into the world of the undead…

Racked by a restlessness in her body that wasn’t there before, Beth Randall is helpless against the dangerously sexy man who comes to her at night with shadows in his eyes. His tales of brotherhood and blood frighten her. But his touch ignites a dawning hunger that threatens to consume them both…

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DESIRE UNLEASHED

When NBA hopeful Tobias Holmes was injured in a car accident, he had to find a new passion. After a couple of false starts, Toby is making a name for himself in the music industry where he gives raw talent a star turn. When his most promising client is chosen to be on a reality TV show, Toby knows exactly where to turn for help.

Sienna Culpepper has spent years convincing herself that Toby will never be able to see her as a woman instead of a childhood friend, and working with him to bring success to his new star has all of those carefully buried feelings starting to surface. It seems almost too good to be true when Toby starts responding to the heat simmering between them. But can Sienna trust his heart to follow where his desire leads?

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Lannes Hannelore is one of a dying race born to protect mankind against demonic forces. And while those who look upon him see a beautiful man, this illusion is nothing but a prison. His existence is one of pure isolation, hiding in plain sight, with brief solace found in simple pleasures: stretching his wings on a stormy night, long late drives on empty highways, the deep soul of sad songs. But when Lannes finds a young woman covered in blood—desperate and alone, with no memory or past—he will be drawn into a mystery that makes him question all he knows. And though it goes against his nature and everything he fears, Lannes will risk his heart, his secrets, and his very soul, in order to save someone who could be the love of his life…or the end of it.

Same as earlier, first to email, first to get a book. Use the Book Entry Form to send me your address and book choice. I’ve got seven copies of DARK LOVER, two copies of RELEASE ME & two copies of THE WILD ROAD. To keep it fair, please don’t enter for this giveaway if you’ve already heard from me telling you that you got one of Lisa’s books earlier.

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Coming out February 3, 2009 by Samhain Publishing.

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN OPPOSITES ATTRACT?
Free-spirited Zoey Adler is about to hijack a federal agent. And not just any federal agent, but very Special Agent Dante Torelli, a man whose designer suits and Italian shoes are more GQ than FBI. But when her baby niece, Pete, is snatched right in front of her eyes, Zoey doesn’t hesitate to scramble into Dante’s spotless BMW. She needs his help to rescue the baby . . . if only she can ignore his Lips of Sin.

OH, BABY!
Dante’s original mission is down the drain and he’s dodging bullets with a loopy redhead by his side. He likes quiet. She never shuts up. He likes to follow the rules. She throws the rules out the window. But these opposites do more than attract—they ignite. With a henpecked hit man running wild, cooking-obsessed matrons chasing down contraband spices, and a relentless killer tracking them all, Dante and Zoey will risk everything—for themselves and . . .

FOR THE LOVE OF PETE

WHY TWO SUB-GENRES?

One of the most common questions I get asked is: “Why do you write in two sub-genres?” The short answer is: Because it’s fun! The longer answer is a bit more complicated.

I began by writing historicals. The Raven Prince was the very first manuscript I wrote and I worked on that baby for three years, pounding it into shape. And since I’d always envisioned it as part of a trilogy, I wrote The Leopard Prince and The Serpent Prince soon thereafter. At about the time I finished TSP I finally looked around and found to my dismay that everyone was predicting the death of the historical. As it happens, the historical wasn’t really dead—it was just dozing a little—but I figured I’d better find a different sub-genre. Preferably one that would sell.

I’d always liked mysteries, but I wasn’t sure my voice was cut out for a straight mystery. I started thinking about the kinds of romances—both in book form and movie form—that I liked. And I kept coming back to the screwball comedies of the forties and fifties. Comedies like My Man Geoffrey (okay, technically, I think that’s a late twenties) Bringing up Baby and Some Like it Hot. Movies that had a little of everything—fast pace, smart dialogue, wild characters, and goofy comedy. I wanted to write a book like that. A book that was pure relaxation. A book that someone could read in a day at the beach.

So I wrote Hot. And then a funny thing happened—my historicals sold! Who’d’ve thunk? (Well, my agent for one—she never gave up on The Raven Prince even when I did!) We rapidly sold my two other Prince books and then we had this odd contemporary sitting around. So we sent that to my editor as well—and she loved it. Suddenly I had four books sold, two names, and my first book hadn’t even hit the shelves yet.

At this point frankly I could pretty much live off my Elizabeth Hoyt books. They’ve met with tons of reader enthusiasm and I’m very grateful. But I still like to write a goofy contemporary once in a while. Writing in a different sub-genre stretches my writing muscles, makes me think and dream in different ways, gives my writing—both historical and contemporary—a special freshness. Believe it or not, when I’m writing a contemporary I sometimes come up with my best historical ideas, and vice versa.

I love writing in two sub-genres, and I hope you’ll love reading For the Love of Pete, my newest contemporary.

Cheers!

Julia Harper www.juliaharper.com

Elizabeth Hoyt www.elizabethhoyt.com

*****Leave a comment for the chance to win a copy of FOR THE LOVE OF PETE! Good Luck! 🙂


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I posted a couple months ago that I got a box of goodies from author Lisa Renee Jones. I gave away a couple at that time and now it’s time to do another giveaway for the rest of the goodies I have. I’ve got six books to giveaway to a good home. 😉

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Undercover agent Constantine Vega sacrificed three years of his life building up the case of a sinister drug lord. But only days before the trial, after threats against his life, Constantine is on the run with tantalizing federal prosecutor Nicole Ward—a desperate journey promising both sin and sensation…

Nicole has been trying her best to follow the rules…rules that she once broke with disastrous results. But the magnetic and passionate force of Constantine Vega threatens to unleash every tempestuous feeling inside her. With so much at stake, can she trust Constantine with her body—and her life?

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As a leader of the Knights of White in the war between Good and Evil, the demon warrior known only as Des walks a fine line between beast and man. Sent into battle now to reclaim the ancient Journal of Solomon containing a list of angelic bloodlines before the Darkland Beasts find it, Des feels an overwhelming connection to its guardian Jessica Montgomery. Vibrant, alive, seductive….only she has the power to draw out the beast, soothe the man…and endanger them both.

Des can’t resist her touch, craving it like an addiction. Jessica might be his salvation. Or he might destroy them both….

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Evil comes out of Nowhere…

Sarah is a mortal who hears the voices of spirits. Driven by tragedy, she chases sightings, investigating the supernatural. Called to Nowhere, Texas, she finds not ghosts, but terrible danger…and demons.

A soldier in the war between Good and Evil, Max is one of the oldest demons, stained by centuries of darkness, fighting to keep others safe without hope for himself.

Betrayal and loss haunt both of them, keeping them from finding peace. And yet, to save an entire town, Max and Sarah must do the impossible: let go of the past, and find a future with each other.

Love is their only weapon. Nowhere is the battleground.

This is their last chance.

I’ve got three copies of LONE STAR SURRENDER, two copies of BEAST OF DESIRE and one copy of BEAST OF DARKNESS. Fill out the Book Entry Form and let me know which book you’d like. First to email, first to claim. *G*

Once again, huge thanks to Lisa for donating the books for the giveaway!

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