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Thursday, April 10th, 2014
As always AAD is about the readers, and the amount of
awesome we have put together for you this year, you would be INSANE not to
First, our amazing Master of Ceremonies is none other than
! She will be doing a cool little event to celebrate your favorite
gargoyle, Levet on Friday
! Wanna know more? Check out the FB group
will be talking about the awesome that she has going on!
Torquere and authors BA Tortuga and Julia Talbot will be
Sponsoring our Welcome event, the Midnight Rodeo… And it looks like We will
have some VERY COOL goodies and… Riding… happening… *SNICKER*
How about Parties? This year we have a special event called
the Leather and Lace Ball! Curious? We thought so! Take a ride on the wild side and let your
inhibitions fly with five New York Times Bestselling Authors of erotic romance.
Cuffs and corsets encouraged.
J. Kenner, Liliana Hart, Carly Phillips, Janelle
Denison, Jasinda Wilder and Lorelei James
The ladies will be talking more about
this on the FB group starting soon!
New for 2014 is the Paranormal Party!
Join over 20 Paranormal authors who will be giving away goodies, some books and
hanging out with you to snack and chat! Wanna know what authors are involved?
You will have to join the FB group to see!
And of course, we have the amazing
Masquerade Ball! This year it’s the SINS AND VIRTUES BALL! Are you a sin or a
virtue? Join us for a wild costumed event! Prizes for the best costumes,
including a 200$ gift certificate to Lori Ann Costumes!
Your Sins and Virtues Sponsors:
Lizzie T. Leaf
Denise Grover Swank
And if THAT
isn’t enough awesome that will be going on… This
year we have an amazing off site costumed event… the Ladies on the Green
sponsored by the AAD Anachronistic Society! This will be an hour and a Half on
the famous GREEN in Charlotte (a half block from the hotel). It will be a
Costumed event (though Costumes are not required they are encouraged!) to
celebrate Gothic, Victorian, steampunk dark historical literature! Your hosts
will be: Sahara Kelly, Amanda McIntyre, Leanna Renee Hieber, A.L. Davroe and
S.A. Price. Prizes and readings will happen, as well as photo ops!
And NEVER forget the Amazing Open bar with Mel Schroeder and
friends! They have SO MUCH awesome set up for you just before the Bookies… you
do NOT wanna miss that!
Getting excited yet? How about some info on the AWESOME mini
events we have going on? Ready?
On Wed. Night, Join
Sasha White and Joey W. Hill for a wild party and Q&A, Also, the Blind Date
Book Party will be open to start your con right! (If you have never done a
BDBP, you are MISSING out! You need to attend, Get your blind date book, find
the author that wrote it, and hang out with them!)
Thursday? Panels up
the wazoo, and the Bookie Awards—– goodies and books to be given out! The
hangout with The GNO girls lead by CJ Ellisson and Boone Brux for some crazy
fun! And if that wasn’t enough? Readings
and a Blogger Sleepover party as well!
Friday? More panels, a games carnival with Nina Gooden and
Pals, Name that Author with Cat Johnson, and some other fun surprises!
Saturday? A few panels, the Big ass booksigning with 100
authors, the Cowboy Stampede party, the
Readers Mad Tea Party with Hildie McQueen, An after the bookies event with a
special publisher sponsor, And Jess Michaels’ Birthday extravaganza!
SEE? SO MUCH AWESOME! All the authors that are involved with
parties will be talking about their involvement on the FB group, so join up and
get ready to rock.
Oh? You say you’re not registered for AAD yet? You need to
be! All registrants get put in the hat for the welcome party prizes, and these
prizes are AMAZING! Breakfast with authors, Booze and Books, side trips to
Carrowwinds…. We have a minimum of 90 special prizes…. So…
You need to rock this con! And as if this wasn’t enough….
AAD will be giving away something really awesome to registrants…. Wanna know
How about 5 VIP registrations for THE NOVEL EXPERIENCE 2015
in LAS VEGAS? YES… 5!
How about this… If we hit 100 more registrations from TODAY
April 10th to June 10th, we will give away 2 AAD
registrations for 2015… 2!!!!! So get
registered, get your room and get ready for one HELL of an amazing year with
JOIN US! WE CANT WAIT TO HANGOUT WITH YOU!
Monday, February 10th, 2014
Welcome to my contribution to the My Writing Process Blog Hop. I was tagged by D. Renee Bagby, author extraordinaire. Every Monday you’ll find a new group of authors that are participating in this fun round-a-bout. Click Mizz Bagby’s name to see her post. At the end of my post below, you’ll find three new blog hoppers to visit next Monday.
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Monday, December 23rd, 2013
I’m currently sitting in my office thinking about the wonderful year I’ve had. I didn’t have a ton of releases or make much money from writing, but what I did have were the most fantatic interactions, both in person and online, with people that share my passion for books.
You all have enriched my life so much, and I want to thank you for that. You could have been spending your time elsewhere, yet at conferences you chose to talk to me, have dinner or coffee, and sometimes just be plain silly with me. And online you shared my insane love of shoes and goofiness.
In a word, you all are WONDERFUL!
Again, thank you so much, and Merry Christmas from my family to yours!
Saturday, September 21st, 2013
This weeks’ Snippet Theme is all about steamy situations. So let’s get down to business…and bring a fan. Then enjoy all of the Snippet Saturday authors via the links at the bottom of the post.
Seeker’s Solace – Vampire Council of Ethics Book Four
Pre-Order: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Samhain Publishing
Coming September 24, 2013
from Samhain Publishing
“I run a successful security firm, basically a bodyguard to some of the escorts that cater to the high-rolling vamps in our society.”
Jovon’s gaze rolled toward the ceiling. Why were vamps, the most sexual beings on earth, so narrow-minded in this area? She sighed, and then spoke slowly as if teaching a kindergartner. “No sex happens. That’s why I’m there. Basically, the escorts cater to men and women who haven’t had or made time for relationships but enjoy companionship. Besides, why show up at a high-dollar charity event alone when you can take runway-model material instead?”
“So here you are, a fashion doll’s muscle, headed into the investigation from hell. And single. I wonder…”
“If you can handle it, Jovon.”
“Handle what? The mission?”
“Handle me.” He licked his lips as he watched her closely. “If you let me, I’ll rock your world.”
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Friday, September 13th, 2013
A good romance just wouldn’t be the same if someone didn’t do a little bit of chasing in order to win the object of their affection, right? In honor of the Septemer 24, 2013 release of Seeker’s Solace – Vampire Council of Ethics Book 4, here’s a bit of a peek at our main characters, and a hint of what they’re willing to go through for each other. Enjoy, then visit the Snippet Saturday authors via the links at the bottom of the post.
Warning: This chick packs a punch!
Pre-Order here: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Samhain Publishing
Gently stroking her jaw, he said, “And you still haven’t answered my question, Jovon. You don’t understand…what?”
She looked up at him. The mix of emotion that shone in her bright hazel eyes floored him. Her words even more so.
“I want you, Reis. And I don’t even know if I like you.” She chuckled, no heat behind the words. “Just not what I expected. Ever.”
“Well, if it makes you feel any better, I don’t like you either,” he whispered as he sealed both their fates with a kiss that shattered her carefully cultivated calm.
His deep moan echoed her own the second she parted the seam of her lips to let him in. Reis was sweet cherry pie and cream followed by scalding-hot spice. And a woman was entitled to her dessert every now and then.
He tasted of mint and jasmine tea. And the way he moved his mouth over hers was confident, without hesitation and downright delicious. He dipped strong fingers into the hollows on either side of her spine, massaging her back as he pulled her closer. Soon she was wrapped up in him, literally, reveling in the strength that encompassed her.
God, she could lose herself in his kiss, his taste, his body…until his words actually sank into her desire-fogged and fairly overloaded brain.
She pushed him back using all her vampire strength. This time he barely moved.
“What do you mean you don’t like me?”
He threw his hands up and took a step back. Oh, he looked so adorably disgruntled. “What? What’d I say?”
“What did you say? Are you serious?”
He paused a moment and seemed to think it over. “How is it any different from what you just said?”
“I said I didn’t know if I liked you. I was still making up my mind. You, however, seem to have already come to a conclusion.”
“Really? Really, Jovon?” He looked as if she’d just crawled out of a crashed alien spacecraft and he wasn’t sure what to make of her. Well, she wasn’t sure what to make of herself either. For some reason, her hormones had shot out of control and landed beyond her reach totally on the wrong side of pissed-off. And she had no idea why.
Yep, the day was definitely catching up with her.
She snatched a clean towel off the rack, dabbed at the sweat on her brow and then stomped out of the room.
Without looking back, she snapped, “Good fucking night.”
She’d never know how she managed to bite back the smile brought on by Reis’s growl as it filled the air behind her. As she headed to her room, she shook her head at herself and considered how she’d gone from sinking into his kiss to taking his head off at the neck, and all at the speed of light.
PMS? Bonding? Maybe they were one in the same.
Snippet Saturday authors
Saturday, August 24th, 2013
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Author Bio: Jess Haines writes about furred and fanged things that go bump in the night. Best known for the H&W Investigations urban fantasy series, she’s been writing since she was a teenager and was first published in 2010. Visit the author at www.JessHaines.com for the latest news and updates.
Type of Books: Jess Haines writes dark, daring and funny urban fantasy novels that follow the (mis-)adventures of human private investigator Shiarra Waynest. Praised by RT Book Reviews, Library Journal, and many more, the latest release is Forsaken by the Others (Kensington/Zebra; July 2, 2013).
JOEY W. HILL
Bio/Books: Winner of the Romantic Times Career Achievement award, Joey W. Hill has published over thirty contemporary and paranormal BDSM erotic romances, including four series. Her emotionally-intense love stories offer everything from vampires, mermaids, witches and angels, to boardroom executives, cops and simple housemaids. Free excerpts from all her works are available at her website, www.storywitch.com. Additional vignettes, character interviews and graphics inspired by the work are at the fan forum site, accessible through www.storywitch.com/community.
JAYE LYNNE DAVIES
Author Bio: Jae Lynne Davies is an author, wife, and mother who wishes there were more hours in a day to balance all three and a full-time job. But whenever she finds a spare moment (usually in the late hours of the night when her husband and two young children are visiting the land of dreams), you’ll find her sitting in front of her laptop typing the next chapter!
Type of Books: Striving to share her passion of the written word, Jae Lynne pens stories of conflict and believable, but forbidden relationships between extraordinary characters. In fact, the more complex, the better, which might explain her desire to create erotically-charged paranormal tales of romance and urban fantasy that she hopes leaves readers thirsting for more.
Author Bio: USA Today Bestselling Author Rebecca Zanetti has worked as an art curator, Senate aide, lawyer, college professor, and a hearing examiner – only to culminate it all in stories about Alpha males and the women who claim them. She writes the Dark Protector vampire series, the Maverick Montana cowboy series, and the Sin Brothers romantic-suspense series.
Type of Books: Rebecca writes steamy romances featuring Alpha males and smart, determined heroines. Whether the characters are paranormal creatures, wild cowboys, or dangerous soldiers…there’s adventure, hot romance, and deadly fun in Zanetti’s worlds.
Author Bio: Nightmares as a child forced MK Mancos to begin telling herself stories before going to sleep. Thus began the lifelong love of a good pulse-pounding tale and lives not her own. MK resides in New Jersey with her wonderful husband, Dave, and dog, Lily.
Type of Books: MK Mancos writes anything that strikes her fancy. From tales of the Jersey Devil, to magical Leprechaun gold. She writes paranormal & fantasy as MK Mancos and futuristics and sci-fi under the name Kathleen Scott.
Author Bio: Back in 1994, TJ picked up her first romance novel by Heather Graham. It was love at first page. Years later, after raising her family and establishing her career, TJ wrote what became her first published work. Writing like a madwoman, TJ hasn’t lost steam. Her mind may be gone, but steam there is a-plenty!
Type of Books: TJ is an award-winning author of paranormal, fantasy, sci-fi and urban fantasy romance. No matter the genre TJ is penning, her favorite thing to do is build worlds. To take you somewhere extraordinary. To transport you to a place where you can close your eyes and slip into your fantasy…
Author Bio: Marianne Morea is a New Yorker, and her stories embody the grit and complexity of the city that never sleeps. An avid traveler, she uses experiences from around the world in all her books. Her love affair with the paranormal is born of fantasies, transporting her into a world of what if?
Type of Books: Dark Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Suspense are the hallmarks of Marianne Morea’s writing style. Stories filled with underworld violence and the desire to transcend a broken soul, readers are thrust into a world where the city never sleeps because the nightmares are real.
Author Bio: A military brat and wife, Melissa Schroeder has a Monty Python type of humor meaning she is usually politically incorrect. She is busy raising two human and two dog daughters and is looking forward to her move back to Virginia after her husband finishes his career with the Air Force. More info can be found at: www.melissaschroeder.net
Type of Books: With over 50 novels, novellas and short stories published, Melissa has stories that span historical to futuristic time periods. Her ADD allows her the ability to write paranormal to straight romance, always with a touch of humor. She is best known for her Harmless series.
Author Bio: A national best selling author, Heather Long lives in Texas with her family and their menagerie of animals. In addition to military romance, Heather writes a wide variety of romance from paranormal historical western romance to contemporary romance and romantic suspense. She loves characters and the stories they have to tell. As a child, Heather skipped picture books and enjoyed the Harlequin romance novels by Penny Jordan and Nora Roberts that her grandmother read to her. Heather believes that laughter is as important to life as breathing and that the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus are very real. In the meanwhile, she is hard at work on her next novel.
Type of Books: Heather writes paranormal romance, contemporary romance, military romance, and westerns with a paranormal twist. Her focus is on characters and the emotions that drive them to love, hate, live life and survive – romance with an edge.
Author Bio: Seventeen years and over a hundred books later, I’m still a quiet wife, mom and grandma who dotes on kids, cats and a growing collection of orchids that sometimes rewards me with an exotically beautiful blossom. One might say I’ve explored my wild life vicariously through the people in my stories. Although I’ve won several prestigious awards over the years, the compliments that mean most to me are those that come from readers who’ve been touched deeply by my stories.
Type of Books: I write romances, from “vanilla” erotics to kinky BDSM, in settings both familiar and fancifully exotic. All of my books have the proverbial “happily ever after” in common, though my lusty heroes and heroines follow many different and rocky roads to that happy, committed relationship.
Author Bio: USA Today and New York Times bestselling author, C.J. Ellisson, lives in northern VA with her supportive husband, two children who listen at their whim, two dogs that worship her, a cat she’s allergic to, and two lizards she wishes lived somewhere else. She’s been writing for a four and half years and can’t imagine ever returning to her previous day job of real estate and property management.
Type of Books: C.J. spins tales containing adventure, intrigue, action, a little bit of mystery, and a whole lot of steam. She firmly believes hot monogamy exists and all her books, whether erotica, urban fantasy, or contemporary erotic romance, reinforce her views on the magic two people can share.
Author Bio: Kristen Painter likes to balance her obsession with shoes and cats by making the lives of her characters miserable and surprising her readers with interesting twists. She currently writes award-winning urban fantasy for Orbit Books.
Type of Books: Gothic urban fantasy featuring vampires, courtesans, shifters and fae.
Saturday, August 24th, 2013
This week’s Snippet Saturday finds our heroes and heroines putting their foot down. No more waffling, no more maybe’s, coulda’s, shoulda’s or woulda’s. So STOP dragging my heart around! But, let’s put a spin on it, shall we? Enjoy this snippet from the award-winning novel, Jaguar’s Rule, where the heroine has every intention of dragging this out…
Enjoy! Then visit the other Snippet Saturday authors via the links at the bottom of the post.
by TJ Michaels
Also at: iTunes | Sony
“Goddamn it, Trefor,” she yelled when the idiot jumped out at her from somewhere to the right of the path she’d been traveling. He knew she had a diving appointment today and must have come out to head her off after she’d told him to kiss her ass earlier at the breakfast table.
“This seems to be the only way I can get you alone, Reya,” he said cockily with a too-confident smile.
“Look, how many times do I have to tell you? I don’t want to be alone with you. Not now. Not ever. Not for any reason. Now go away!”
Turning her back on him, she took two steps before his meaty hand landed on her shoulder and spun her around. That hand moved down to her biceps and squeezed brutally. Her shifter senses might be muted in her human form, but they weren’t non-existent. If he didn’t watch it, she’d have to give him a jaguar ass whipping and see how he liked that. Idiot.
“You’re interested in that black-haired giant staying at your place, aren’t you?” he snarled into her face. “Everyone is talking about the two of you!”
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Saturday, July 20th, 2013
We are right in the middle of Summer in the U.S. and where I live it has been unusually warm. I’m not sure the last time we have rain in the Seattle/Puget Sound area, but if there has been any in the past month, it didn’t happen at MY house!
So, hot weather brings to mind HAWT heroes of the “book” kind, yes? And what about hot, hunky heroes saving the world in the Arizona heat?
Enjoy this Snippet from Entwined Hearts and then visit the other Snippet Saturday authors via the links at the bottom of the post. Have a great weekend!
Having explained about activating the grids along the ley lines, Miss Miriam and Miss Angela disconnected from the web conference leaving Dee and Faison online with her family. Now that the “grown ups” had gone, Dee went full tilt.
“You know I love Miss Angela and her partner in crime, Miss Mirriam, but what the hell am I supposed to do in the damn desert? What if I need to call on my gift in the middle of an emergency while we’re there? Anybody think about the fact there’s no goddamn water in the desert?”
“Dee, stop biting our heads off already,” Memory demanded. “It’s not our fault the ley lines are in Arizona.”
Of course Mem was right, but Dee didn’t give a rat’s ass right then. In fact, she was approaching a meltdown of PMS proportions from being so thoroughly numb with fear. The very real possibility of calling on a gift that didn’t, couldn’t, respond set her gut to churning like a vat of old-fashioned butter in an even older churn.
As a water elemental, the one thing her gift required would be missing in a major way as they trekked across what she imagined would be endless scrub brush and sand.
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Saturday, June 22nd, 2013
The weather here in the Pacific Northwest has been nothing short of spectacular! It makes me think of beaches and palm trees and hearing the lap of water as background music. Dreamy sigh. It also makes me think of mischief making at its finest (but don’t tell anybody)!
This excerpt from my new release, Niah’s Pride, lets us see just how mischievous a lion shifter is willing to get when it comes to fun in the sun…
Enjoy then visit all of the fantastic Snippet Saturday authors via the links at the end of the post. Happy Weekend to all!
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Niah squealed like a little girl when she caught a tuna, even though it was only big enough to throw back into the ocean. Luckily, Lou snagged a Mahi Mahi that could feed a small army and she looked forward to enjoying it for dinner. If they’d been in their pelts they could have devoured it on the spot. Then again, the thought of maneuvering around all those little bones gave her pause. There was a reason why lions preferred big game.
They were almost back to the bungalow when Lou slipped his arms around her waist from behind and gave her something she couldn’t resist—a challenge.
“We’re almost home. Race you to the dock?”
“Tempting. What do I get when I win?” she asked with a cocky grin.
“You win, I’ll rub you down with some of that coconut stuff in that toiletry bag your sisters sent with you. What do I get when you lose?” he asked, sly intent written all over his face.
“Lose?” she scoffed. “I won’t lose.”
“Really? You sure about that, darlin’?”
“I’m so sure I’ll win that you can spank my ass purple if I don’t.”
She bit back a belly laugh at the way his eyes lit up and his brows flew upward on his face. And then he was moving at top speed, stripping off his shorts as he went. Bare-assed naked, Lou stood at the ready…in more ways than one.
“Can you swim with that cock of yours weighing you down?”
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Monday, June 17th, 2013
Starting Today You can get 6 offerings from 6 amazing authors for 99 cents!
And whats better? Every book bought is an entry to the raffle to win one HELL of an Amazing prize!
Whats the prize?
An AUTHORS AFTER DARK PACKAGE! (including Registration and Room for 5 nights, parking if needed and some cool hotel goodies) and entry to a special “invitation only” party!
So what are the books you need to buy to get the Max (30) entries for the books?
Entwined By Fate by S. A. Price
The Blood and the Vow by Saranna DeWylde
Lucas by Eliza Gayl
Naughty Nibbles Anthology by Cara North
Sexy Shifters Box Set by Amanda Bonilla
Jaguar’s Rule by TJ Michaels
All books must be bought between June 17 and June 22nd. (We cannot accept any previously bought work)
Now the fine Print: Winner pays their own transportation and any gratuities, taxes and room service on the room. This prize cannot be transferred and MUST be used for the 2013 convention year. This prize has NO CASH VALUE and cannot be turned in for monetary compensation. In the event that the winner cannot use the prize, the prize will be awarded to another name on the list.
GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY READING!
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