Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Mailbox Monday

"Dracula In Love" by Karen Essex

"In this wonderfully transporting novel, award-winning author Karen Essex turns a timeless classic inside out, spinning a haunting, erotic, and suspenseful story of eternal love and possession.
From the shadowy banks of the river Thames to the wild and windswept Yorkshire coast, Dracula’s eternal muse, Mina Murray, vividly recounts the intimate details of what really transpired between her and the Count—the joys and terrors of a passionate affair that has linked them through the centuries, and her rebellion against her own frightening preternatural powers.

Mina’s version of this gothic vampire tale is a visceral journey into Victorian England’s dimly lit bedrooms, mist-filled cemeteries, and asylum chambers, revealing the dark secrets and mysteries locked within. Time falls away as she is swept into a mythical journey far beyond mortal comprehension, where she must finally make the decision she has been avoiding for almost a millennium.

Bram Stoker’s classic novel offered one side of the story, in which Mina had no past and bore no responsibility for the unfolding events. Now, for the first time, the truth of Mina’s personal voyage, and of vampirism itself, is revealed. What this flesh and blood woman has to say is more sensual, more devious, and more enthralling than the Victorians could have expressed or perhaps even have imagined".

Sunday, April 07, 2013

"Daughters of the Nile" by Stephanie Dray

Posted Amazon Release Date of December 3rd 2013
From Stephanie's Newsletter:

"I get regular emails from readers asking if there will be a third book in the Nile series and when it will be released. So here's the scoop. Yes, there will be a third book in theNile trilogy and it will be out by the end of this year. This one will follow Selene's life as a mother, a magician, and Mauretanian queen. While in the first two books, Selene was desperate to reclaim her mother's lost throne of Egypt. Now she is desperate to keep her children out of the emperor's clutches and she will stop at nothing to defend her new kingdom and the spark of love that has finally kindled in the former ruins of her marriage to Juba II.

I've just finished turning in the first draft to my editor and I can't wait to hear what she thinks. This one is much happier than the previous books but Selene still has some dark struggles to overcome. A fitting tribute, I hope, to the woman who has consumed about a decade of my life. Since I can't give readers an exact date, I thought I'd give them a little peek at the cover--which is still being fine-tuned. (See above.)

And in the meantime, I'll keep sharing snippets and excerpts on my Facebook page where I love to chat with readers".

Find it on Amazon
"Daughters of the Nile" on Goodreads

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Lauren Willig "Ashford Affair" Book Tour

"New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willig "spins a web of lust, power and loss" (Kate Alcott) that is by turns epic and intimate, transporting and page-turning

As a lawyer in a large Manhattan firm, just shy of making partner, Clementine Evans has finally achieved almost everything she’s been working towards—but now she’s not sure it’s enough. Her long hours have led to a broken engagement and, suddenly single at thirty-four, she feels her messy life crumbling around her. But when the family gathers for her grandmother Addie’s ninety-ninth birthday, a relative lets slip hints about a long-buried family secret, leading Clemmie on a journey into the past that could change everything. . . .

What follows is a potent story that spans generations and continents, bringing an Out of Africa feel to a Downton Abbey cast of unforgettable characters. From the inner circles of WWI-era British society to the skyscrapers of Manhattan and the red-dirt hills of Kenya, the never-told secrets of a woman and a family unfurl".

The Ashford Tour

Phoenix, AZ
April 9, 7:00
Ashford Launch Party!
The Poisoned Pen
4014 North Goldwater Blvd

Ann Arbor, MI
April 11, 7:00
Reading & Signing
Nicola's Books
2513 Jackson Avenue

Gurnee, IL
April 12, 1:00
Coffee & Signing
Warren Newport Public Library
224 N. O'Plaine Road

New York, NY
April 15, 6:00
Reading & Signing
The Corner Bookstore
93rd & Madison

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