Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Dantonville Legacy Banner

I've been showing-off this new banner almost everywhere except on my blog. Well here it is - the up-to-date Dantonville Legacy banner featuring my soon-to-be-released book, BloodVault.

When Book 4 (BloodWish) comes out, I'll have to re-arrange everything to fit them all. It's a nice dilemma to have.
I'm nearly two-thirds of the way through writing BloodVault - 55,000 words down, another 40,000 to go. If things go according to plan, I should have this book completed by mid July. Then, it's off to my editor.
The countdown begins. I'm smiling.

Sunday, 7 June 2015

BloodVault Tasty Teaser

Yesterday I celebrated the cover reveal of BloodVault, the third book in my Dantonville Legacy series. Now to whet your appetite further, here's a little tasty teaser (unedited). Enjoy!

We skirted the edge of the subterranean lake when the ruby glow from the cubes the men carried began to glow more brightly. And from the pattern of stalactites hanging from the cavern roof, I knew we neared the vault. My hunch was confirmed when the eyes of the Serpent Ring on my hand flared.
Luc held up his arm and we halted before a wall of polished stone.
‘Let me take Judith’s key. You need both hands,’ I said. Three keys inserted simultaneously were needed to unlock the vault, and Luc, Marcus, Judith and I each possessed one—three and a spare. Until my transformation, Luc had kept the spare key in the library safe, hidden discretely behind Marcus’s decaying armour. It was later entrusted to me … until Rasputin stole it.
I would get it back, if it was the last thing I did.
Luc nodded, pressed Judith’s key into my palm and slid aside a camouflaged panel hiding three locks.
Marcus joined us. ‘How many centuries since I’ve done this?’
‘Too long,’ Luc answered.
We inserted our keys into the locks as Luc thrust his own green-eyed serpent ring into the stone. Silently the door swung open and the intoxicating scent of Ingenii blood hit us in a powerful wave. We inhaled; nostrils flared and the tips of our fangs protruded beneath our upper lips. I swallowed and sheathed mine, aware of my growing hunger and that I’d be living off those vials for the next nine months.
‘Unload.’ Luc stepped aside to allow the men to pass. We followed, and the door automatically sealed itself behind us.
Marcus whistled. ‘Deus! I’d forgotten the scale of this place.’
Thousands of thumb-size, ruby vials lay line-upon-line within recessed stone bays, illuminating the cavernous space in a haze of red. Like a wine cellar, Luc had grouped the vials according to name and numerical order of Ingenii. Those closest to the entrance were the oldest. Engraved bronze plaques above each group identified the subject, from Paulus in the early 4th century till now. Judith’s bay was the last. Beyond her the stone wall was blank, for Laura was the last of the Ingenii—the curse ends with her.
‘Line them up against that wall.’ Luc pointed to the furthest end of the cavern, where the once-smooth rock face was pockmarked with a series of small indentations, ready to receive the new stock of vials. He pressed a button on his mobile, and silently each cube unfolded and resumed its previous cabinet size. (Copyright 2015 Tima Maria Lacoba)

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Saturday, 6 June 2015

BloodVault - Cover Reveal. Book 3 in The Dantonville Legacy Series.

I'm so excited to share with you all the full cover for BloodVault, Bk 3 in The Dantonville Legacy Series. My cover artist has, again, created the most amazing image that captures the essence of the story.
I love the colours and the mysterious gothic atmosphere it evokes. But that's Dantonville.
Not long to go now before the release of BloodVault in August.

In the meanwhile, for those not yet familiar with the series, here's your chance to catch up with books 1 and 2—Bloodgifted and Bloodpledge—before the release of book 3.

Go ONE CLICK it now and happy reading.

Friday, 5 June 2015

Cover Reveal - Scarlet Butterfly by Susan Stielow

My friend Susan Stielow is about to release the second book in her Bloodborn series—Scarlet Butterfly—in autumn this year. And to whet everyone's appetites, here is the fabulous cover and book description.

As if mourning the violent loss of her first love Liam Kingston wasn’t enough for Gracie Ambrose to deal with, she must now learn to accept her new Bloodborn abilities, and battle her growing thirst for human blood. To say Gracie was emotionally overwhelmed is an understatement. Especially when her dreams of Liam feel all too real. Things quickly take a turn for the worse when Gracie loses control over her thirst for human blood. She ends up nearly taking the life of someone she deeply cares for, and unintentionally forming an unbreakable blood-bond that leaves her vulnerable and exposed. Now teetering on the edge of sanity. Gracie embarks on a dangerous journey into the heart of New Orleans, where she seeks out those responsible for Liam’s death. She winds up finding more than she bargained for when she discovers a secret about herself that could change the course of everything. Putting the lives of her friends and family at risk, she takes matters into her own hands by seeking the help of a Royal Vampire Prince, to help her protect the people she loves the most. With his assistance, she will go undercover as a Scarlet Butterfly into the biggest and bloodiest vampire event of the year - The Scarlet Ball.

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