Monday, 14 September 2015

Tornado Bloggers - Playing With Fire





Name of the Book: PLAYING WITH FIRE
Author: Deborah Fletcher Mello

Read some reviews:

1. Arlena 
2. Jennifer Schultheis
3. Isha Coleman 

The Story:

"Romeo Marshall is over six feet of cool, smooth, hot, southern seductiveness--just like the music at his popular Raleigh club, The Playground Jazz and Blues Bar. With his beloved mother gone and no father he's ever known, the business is Romeo's everything. It's a place where anything can happen--and the evening one gorgeous young woman and one intriguing old musician walk into the bar--and into Romeo's life--it does.

There's something about high-powered, down-to-the earth Taryn Williams that captures Romeo's attention like no other woman has. Yet unanswered questions from his past seem to hold him back from real commitment. For Romeo to move forward in love, he'll have to learn some devastating truths--and James "Piano Man" Burdett is there to teach him. And with Taryn's help, Romeo just may accept that like music, life sometimes needs to be improvised. . ."

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About The Author 


Deborah Fletcher Mello 

"For Deborah Fletcher Mello, writing is as necessary as breathing and she firmly believes that if she could not write she would cease to exist. Her first novel, TAKE ME TO HEART, earned her a 2004 Romance Slam Jam nomination for Best New Author. In 2005 she received Book of the Year and Favorite Heroine nominations for her novel THE RIGHT SIDE OF LOVE. In 2008, Deborah won the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice award for Best Series Romance for her ninth novel, TAME A WILD STALLION.

A true renaissance woman, Deborah's many career paths have included working as a retail buyer and size model for a national women's clothing chain, a finance manager for a well-known beverage organization, a sales manager for an infamous candy company, a telecommunications administrator and corporate trainer for a hotel-owning company, an art gallery director for a world-renowned artist, and an administrative consultant for multiple organizations throughout the United States. Deborah is also a licensed real estate broker and general building contractor.

Born and raised in Connecticut, Deborah maintains base camp in North Carolina but considers home to be wherever the moment moves her."

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Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Dark Dreams Halloween Horror Authors Giveaway

I'm in this fun Halloween giveaway with a bunch of amazing international authors. Not only are there a range of great reads to win, but check out the grand prize. As they say, you have to be in it to win!





Here's my contribution—signed paperback copies of Bloodgifted and Bloodpledge.




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Tornado Bloggers - The Madras Affair



Name of the Book: THE MADRAS AFFAIR
Author: Sundari Venkatraman

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1. Deepti Menon 
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The Story:

"Sangita Sinclair was not always this successful & passionate lady, heading the NGO “Penn Urimai” for downtrodden, abused and homeless women….

When Sangita catches the eye of Gautam Sinclair she is a simple, homely girl; utterly unaware of her charms & capabilities. She has the devil’s own time in overcoming her inhibitions, hesitation, and her family’s orthodox and outdated rules before recognising her love for Gautam.

Will Gautam be able to solve Sangita’s Dilemma or will she be forever trapped in her past?"


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About The Author 


Sundari Venkatraman 

"Even as a kid, Sundari absolutely loved the ‘lived happily ever after’ syndrome as she grew up reading all the fairy tales she could lay her hands on, Phantom comics, Mandrake comics and the like. It was always about good triumphing over evil and a happy end.

Soon, into her teens, Sundari switched her attention from fairy tales to Mills & Boon. While she loved reading both of these, she kept visualising what would have happened if there were similar situations happening in India; to a local hero and heroine. Her imagination took flight and she always lived in a rosy cocoon of romance over the years.

Then came the writing – a true bolt out of the blue! She could never string two sentences together. While her spoken English had always been excellent – thanks to her Grandpa – she couldn’t write to save her life.

All this changed suddenly one fine day in the year 2000. She had just quit her job as a school admin and didn’t know what to do with her life. She was saturated with simply reading books. That’s when she returned home one evening after her walk, took some sheets of paper and began writing. It was like watching a movie that was running in her head – all those years of visualising Indian heroes and heroines needed an outlet and had to be put into words. That’s how her first novel, The Malhotra Bride, took shape. While she felt discouraged when publishing didn’t happen, it was her husband who kept encouraging her not to give up.

In the meanwhile, she landed a job as Copy Editor with Mumbai Mirror. After working there for two years, she moved to the Network 18 Group and worked with two of their websites over the next six years, as Content Editor.

Despite her work schedule, she continued to write novels and then short stories and had them published in her blogs. She also blogs voraciously, writing on many different topics – travel, book reviews, film reviews, restaurant reviews, spirituality, alternative health and more.

Her first eBook Double Jeopardy – a romance novella – was published by Indireads and has been very well received by readers of romance.

In 2014, Sundari self-published The Malhotra Bride (2nd Edition); Meghna; The Runaway Bridegroom; Flaming Sun Collection 1: Happily Ever Afters From India (Box Set) and Matches Made In Heaven (a collection of romantic short stories).

2015 brought yet another opportunity. Readomania came forward to traditionally publish this book – The Madras Affair – a mature romance set in Madras."

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Sunday, 6 September 2015

Sunday Snippet, BloodVault Teaser

It's time again for another little teaser as I near the end of this third book in my gothic romance series - The Dantonville Legacy. Laura's grandfather, Marcus, is showing her around the ancient theatre in Orange, France (pronouned O-ronje). The original Villa of the Antonii was located near here, the name corrupted over time into the Gallic, D'Antonville (Dantonville in English).
Enjoy!
Just a reminder, this is an unedited extract. It goes to my editor at the end of September.

It took my breath away. Set into the side of a hill, the semi-circular tiered seating faced a massive stage edifice that would have once been covered with slender marble columns and frescoed panels. Only a few now remained, their fading and chipped surfaces a sad reminder of its past glory.
‘Wow!’
‘In its day, it was stunning,’ Marcus said.
How had it survived so long, through the rise and fall of empires and history’s most tumultuous events. If only these walls could speak. I glanced at Marcus’s profile, at the sad little smile tugging at his mouth, as he stared at the stage. He was living history.
‘What are you remembering?’
‘My father first brought me here when I received my toga virilis. I was sixteen. The play … I don’t recall the name anymore, but it had a young actress. She appeared naked on stage.’ He laughed and shook his head. ‘My father thought it was about time I got acquainted with the female sex.’
‘Oh my!’ I laughed with him.
‘Come, I’ll show you something.’ We wandered down to the front rows of seats. At the beginning of the third row, Marcus pointed. ‘Take a look.’
Carved into the stone were letters and numbers, EQ GIII. ‘What does it stand for?’
‘ “Equites Row 3.” This row was reserved for the cavalry unit stationed here.’
‘Front row seats? Why were they so lucky?’
Marcus pursed his lips. ‘Mmm … let me see. We defended the empire, kept the city safe, built the roads and aqueducts….’
‘Okay, okay, I get it,’ I laughed. I’d forgotten Marcus had been a military commander of a cavalry unit. Had he sat here? Had he known some of the men?
‘Move along four seats and look closely.’
Along one side of the stone seating, smoothed over by age was a barely visible scratching: MAR. ANT. PUL. I gasped. It could only be the abbreviated letters of Marcus’s name. ‘Your seat?’
He nodded. ‘I got bored during one pantomime. A few days later I was assigned as commander to the Frisian Cohort in Britain.’
And his whole life changed.
I blinked up at him. ‘Do you wish you never received that command?’
‘No. The only regret I have is that one particular day.’
He fell silent. As the wind howled through the columns, I fancied I heard the whispered voices of long ago—the excitement of the crowd, voices calling out greetings; the shuffling of feet on the stone steps, their centres worn by the weight of thousands over the centuries; the laughter and banter of the soldiers in the front rows. All beneath a statue of the emperor, whose sightless eyes surveyed the crowd from his niche above the stage.
(copyright Tima Maria Lacoba)


Thursday, 3 September 2015

Tornado Bloggers - Voices, Old and New




Name of the Book: VOICES OLD & NEW
Publisher: Indireads

Read some reviews:

1. Vishal Bheeroo 
2. Dhivya Balaji 
3. Biswanath Banerjee 

The Book:

Voices, Old & New is a fantastic collection of short stories featuring the very best submissions from Indireads’ 2nd Short Story Competition 2014. It is available for purchase on Amazon, and is also available for free, as a thank-you gift, for a limited time, to all new and existing subscribers of the Indireads newsletter.





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About The Publisher 


Indireads

"Between the blue shores of the Indian Ocean and the white tips of the Himalayas is a land crowded with the rich history of many peoples. Tapping into the region’s diverse cultures, languages, religions and traditions, Indireads weaves an intricate tapestry of fresh voices from the sub-continent.

Indireads’ books bring alive the vibrancy and intensity of modern South Asian life and present it in digital friendly formats, inviting new generations to fall in love with what it means to be South Asian. Digital, handy and engaging, an Indireads book is the perfect companion for a quiet afternoon under a Peepal tree, for the early morning ride on the bus, for that long flight or for that relaxing moment at the end of a long, draining day.

Indireads is a place for you to call home, whether you enjoy telling stories or you hope to abandon yourself to a web of words spun by other story-tellers. Join us on a magical journey through the sub-continent, with writers whose prose echoes the people’s voices, whose imagery paints vivid, familiar landscapes and whose stories capture the very essence of being South Asian."

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