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by Nancy Adams

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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Kristabel Reed: #Interview with @NancyAdams_A for Extinct

Kristabel Reed: #Interview with @NancyAdams_A for Extinct:


Today it's my turn to sit in the guest seat.

I'm visiting with Author Kristabel Reed who asked some really great questions.

There is also a great Excerpt from EXTINCT with a bad guy you are going to LOVE to HATE. lol



Don't forget to Enter to Win a GC plus I have a Goodreads Giveaway on too!


Cheers,
Nancy

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

The Tithe by Elle Hill #interview #giveaway #paranormal romance






Happy Tuesday!!!
Only a few more days until the Friday night scary-fest! Woo Hoo! I can't wait! I just love Halloween!!

In the mean time, I've got a interview and a new romance for you guys to take a peek at. It's something a little different that I think you might just enjoy. 
Check it out!

Goddess Fish Promotions is organizing a Virtual Book Tour for THE TITHE by Elle Hill, a Sci-Fi Paranormal Romance available now from Soul Mate Publishing.










****GIVEAWAY ALERT****
Elle will be awarding a $50 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.
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Thanks for welcoming me to your blog, Nancy. I admit I’ve never written erotic romance, but I have enjoyed reading it.


What is your biggest inspiration?
Anything that moves me inspires me. I can just as easily find inspiration in a pop song or in a discussion with my romantic partner as I can reading a really good book. Most recently, the main character of Dean Koontz’s novel, Innocence, inspired the story arch of the novel I’m currently writing.


Where did you get the inspiration to write The Tithe?

If I tell you, you have to promise not to judge me, although I see from your blog you’re also a fan. I got the idea from, ahem, Katy Perry’s “E.T.” song. Yeah, seriously. Listening to it for the first time, I thought, “Wouldn’t it be cool to write a book that blurs the line between angel and demon, scary and sublime?”  


10 Things we don’t know about you.
  1. I hate mornings.
  2. I used to co-run an animal rescue. It’s how I ended up with way-too-many animals.
  3. I got engaged in July.
  4. I was born and raised near Boise, Idaho.
  5. My favorite color is red.
  6. I have a Ph.D. in sociology.
  7. I am certifiably arachnophobic.
  8. My oldest sister and I went to college together, took the same classes, and graduated with the same degree on the same day. She was summa cum laude, though, and I was merely cum laude.
  9. I hate with a fierce passion talking on the phone.
  10. I’m lactose intolerant. Rest assured, though, that doesn’t stand between my true love, ice cream, and me.


5 Things you love about being an Author and 5 Things you hate.

LOVE
  1. I get to do what I love best!
  2. Writing stimulates my greatest impulses: to express myself, to evoke critical thinking and feelings in my readers, and to combine words in new and creative ways.
  3. I suck at painting and photography, but for some reason, words and grammar make sense to me.
  4. Call me shallow, but there’s something kind of neat about saying, “Yes, I researched that for my third novel…”
  5. I get to play god in my own, made-up worlds.

HATE
  1. The pay sucks.
  2. Once people learn I write, I am forever their proofreader and literary agent.
  3. The literary market is flooded with books during a time when fewer Americans are reading.
  4. Can’t… stop… proofreading others’ letters, emails, tweets, and posts. Forgive me.
  5. Did I mention the pay?

5 Thing you didn't know about being an Author but now do.
1. The importance of book covers.
2. That being talented isn’t enough to ensure you sell a lot of books.
3. The joy of holding one’s published book.
4. After submitting to an editor, it may well take more than a year before the book is published.
5. How essential it is to have other people read the novel and provide feedback before it’s published.


What research went into The Tithe?
The Tithe almost exclusively features characters with varying physical, emotional, and cognitive abilities, so the bulk of my research involved investigating the causes, effects, and experiences of various dis/abilities. My main character, Joshua Barstow, has a condition known as Charcot Marie ToothSyndrome. I extensively researched this condition, made a page-long cheat sheet, and hung it by my desk throughout the year I wrote this novel. Also, my two main characters live with chronic pain. I researched chronic pain, read forums about how to cope with it, and used my own experiences to round everything out.


Why did you pick paranormal romance genre?
I went into paranormal romance with eyes happily open. Science fiction, fantasy, horror, and romance are the genres I read, and my ideas for new books plop quite naturally into their waiting arms. That said, this is my first science fiction romance novel.


What's in a name?
I’d decided on the name of this book before I’d even ironed out the plot. All I knew was that people with disabilities were going to be sacrificed in order to maintain a utopia. I had Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” in mind when coming up with The Tithe.


The hardest part about writing is…
Picking up the next day. I have a scheme that sometimes works, sometimes not. I try (this is the hard part) to stop during an exciting part of the scene. Then, when I come back the next day, I can jump right in to the excitement. Good advice that’s sometimes quite hard to follow. 


A day with Elle Hill behind the scenes.
I get up, give one of my cats his insulin, sit down in front of the computer, and get to work. I answer student emails, read and research for my classes, and prepare class discussions. I leave the house to teach, come back, talk baby talk to my cats and dog, plunk back in front of the computer, open my writing file, and let my fingers do the thinking for a couple of hours. My fiancé comes home, we eat dinner, I medicate the cats and dog, and I may either bond with my family or go back to writing.

It’s a small but ridiculously happy life.



Ideal writing space.
I bought my first house a few months ago, and for the first time in my life, I have an office. I’m tickled fuchsia! I packed the room with my desk, a bookcase, my work materials, and various cat toys (in a vain attempt to get the cats not to lie on my keyboard while I type). Take that, add coffee, and I, per Virginia Woolf, now have a room of my own.


Where do ideas come from?
Shi-Shi, the fat muse of inspired writing, of course!


Thanks again for letting me share my ideas. Have a gorgeous autumn.

My pleasure Elle.

Now let's move onto the good stuff.



THE TITHE
by  Elle Hill


Every seven years, the towns sacrifice their sick and disabled. No one has ever survived the angels’ harvest. Until now.


“Every seven years, seven persons from each of the ten towns must go into the desert, where they will enter into the realm of Elovah, their God.”

No one knows exactly what happens to these seventy Tithes, but everyone knows who: the “unworkables,” those with differing physical and mental capacities. Joshua Barstow, raised for twenty years among her town’s holy women, is one of these seventy Tithes. She is joined by the effervescent Lynna, the scholarly Avery, and the amoral Blue, a man who has spent most of his life in total solitude.

Each night, an angel swoops down to take one of their numbers. Each night, that is, except the first, when the angel touches Josh… and leaves her. What is so special about Josh? She doesn’t feel special; she feels like a woman trying to survive while finally learning the meanings of friendship, community, and love.


How funny that she had to be sacrificed to find reasons to live.


EXCERPT
Josh shook her head. “It sounds so sad.”

“It wasn’t. You can’t have sadness unless you know happiness. I knew neither.”

They sat in silence for a few minutes.

Finally, in a voice mere decibels from a whisper, Josh asked, “What about now?” Shameless, she knew, but maybe voicing the question would exorcise it.

“Why are you asking a question you already know the answer to?” he asked in his inflectionless voice.

“I don’t,” she insisted.

“Everything changed when you touched me,” he said.

After a confused moment, and with many darting glances, she asked in a low tone, “In bed?”

“In the hallway. You touched me, and my life cleaved into a before and a now. Before, I existed, and it was fine. I was content. And then, you. Everything cracked open, and I felt as if I’d just reminded my senses to function. Now, everything feels so raw. Sometimes just the passing of time abrades my skin. Being with you is exquisite and real. And painful.”

Very carefully, Josh put her hands on her knees and leaned forward. She stared at the wall opposite them, against which Taro no longer pressed himself. In she breathed, and out. In and out.

Josh straightened her posture and rubbed her calf with her other foot. “What can I do to make it hurt less?” she asked him.


Blue’s lips thinned into a smile. “I don’t want it to hurt less. Every second that scrapes my skin is another one I spend with you.”


AUTHOR BIO 


Born in Idaho during the height of disco, Elle Hill now chicken-pecks at the keyboard while rocking out to Donna Summer and KC and the Sunshine Band. She worked in Idaho for several years as a secretary and journalist before moving to California and selling her soul to academia. After receiving her PhD in Sociology, Elle Hill became a not-so-mild-mannered college instructor by night and a community activist during the remainder of her waking hours. Always a journalist and writer at heart, one of her favorite pastimes includes publishing commentary on the political and social state of the world; some of her thoughts are posted on her blog at ellehillauthor.blogspot.com.


Elle welcomes visitors to her website at www.ellehill.com. She also urges everyone to become a superhero and adopt their next non-human companion from a local animal shelter.





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Thanks for stopping by Elle and the best of luck with THE TITHE.

Cheers,
Nancy

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

THE CURVY GIRLS GUIDE TO LOVE SERIES by Kristabel Reed #trilogy #tour #giveaway






Today I have guest Author Kristabel Reed visiting. Kristabel has brought 3 books. 

Yup! You read it right. 3 books! 

All of which are from her The Curvy Girls Guide to Love series.









****GIVEAWAY ALERT****

Kristabel will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B&N gift card to FOUR randomly drawn WINNERS via rafflecopter during the tour.

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FOUR WINNERS!!! 
Now that is an awesome contest.

Now, let's check out these curvy girls and their yummy men.





CURVY’S CAD:

A Curvy Girl's Mistake?
by  Kristabel Reed
      

Eliza Lyons isn't interested in Craig Grant's attentions beyond the platonic. He's a playboy and boy does she know better. They lunch, they gossip, he tells her things about her current dates she doesn't want to hear and she thinks he'll never outgrow his playboy ways. 

Then Craig lays down the gauntlet and informs her he intends to show her what a real seduction is.








Excerpt


Flushed, aroused, and shocked to her toes, Eliza stared.

“Really?” she asked as coolly as she could manage. It didn’t sound breathy — that had to count for something.

“I’ve admired your curves for a long time, Eliza,” Craig said, still serious, still watching her with that look that did nothing to ease the flush of arousal pounding through her. “I’ve admired so much about you.”

Eliza swallowed. Was it her imagination or did his voice fall an octave? Deep and dark and dripping in sex.

“And you can’t say we don’t have chemistry,” Craig continued. Closer.

When had he moved closer? She’d been paying attention; Eliza knew she had. Her entire and sole attention focused on him. Stunned she wondered what new game he was up to. But her thoughts fell over each other and she struggled to find coherency in this conversation.

“Volatile chemistry,” Eliza agreed. Was that her voice? That half-breathy half-laugh that did absolutely nothing to solidify her position as not interested?

“That’s the best kind,” he said with a smile that made her insides jump. “Come on, Eliza. Give this a try.”

Joking. He had to be joking. Craig could be a prankster, she knew this. She had even occasionally helped him plan a couple jokes on mutual friends. So this had to be it. A prank, a joke. Admittedly a poor one, or a poor attempt at one.

Eliza smiled. Yes, that was it. And she refused to fall for that. Smiling up at him, as come-hither and sultry as she could make her smile, she stepped closer, adding a little sway to her hips, one hand on her ample curves.

“You know, Craig,” she said softly, seductively, “if I didn’t know better, if,” she reiterated, “I would.”

She watched his already dark eyes darken further, that heat and hunger and need reaching for her. The finger that had, seemingly of its own will, trailed up his button-down now poked him hard in the chest.

That look in his eyes didn’t fade as she expected.



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Here are the other books in the 
Curvy Girls Guide to Love series.




COUNTESS CURVY:

A Curvy Girl's Earl
by Kristabel Reed


Audrey Mills is in London to organize a charity fashion event, where she meets Duncan Collins, the Earl of Thronhill. 

Confident in her curves, Audrey doesn't expect Duncan to want more than a holiday fling. But when things begin to heat up, will she panic and run?









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BOSS LIKES CURVES:

A Curvy Girl's Billionaire
by Kistabel Reed


VP of Development, Sabrina McKenna, has worked hard to get where she is with Gideon Hotels. When Gideon Marquez asks her to attend several important business functions, Sabrina agrees. It's only after 2 months of these functions that she realizes they've been dating. And she's fallen hard for her boss. 

Can Gideon convince her what he feels for her is forever? Or will Sabrina's insecurities make her flee?









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Author Bio


Kristabel Reed lives on the East Coast and loves to explore the steamier side of historical romance. Historical ménages in particular-they add an element of danger and discovery to make them all the hotter. Contemporary ménages are a world unto themselves, and her upcoming Havenbrook Ménages Series will tell the tale of a small California town.

She loves reading, watching old movies, and anything Cary Grant. And is always interested in talking about erotic romance. Because...yum!


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Thanks for stopping by today Kristabel and thank you for introducing us to The Curvy Girls Guide to Love series. 

Cheers,
Nancy

Friday, 17 October 2014

Violca's Dragon by Leilani Love #giveaway #paranormal romance










Goddess Fish Promotions is organizing a Virtual Super Book Blast Tour for Violca’s DRAGON by Leilani Love, a Paranormal Romance available NOW. 









****GIVEAWAY ALERT****
Leilani will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card to two randomly drawn winners and a Swag Giveaway to four other randomly drawn winners, all via rafflecopter during the tour

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  Violca’s
DRAGON
by Leilani Love


Violca knows life can change instantly. Her parents died suddenly, leaving her to raise four younger sisters and keep them safe ~ even from the golden-eyed stranger.

Chase knows the Grey sisters possibly hold the key to his fate. He is determined to to get close, protect them and bring them to his Dragon King. What Violca doesn't know is that once a dragon decides he wants something, there is no stopping him from getting it.



    





Excerpt
Opening the door, she steps onto the patio and smiles at Eryk. Her eyes are drawn to some movement behind him and she looks up to see Chase walking in from the woods. He is wearing his pants low on his hips and no shirt. Her breath catches as she notices his rippling muscles and the light traces of a six pack on his abs. When her eyes finally roam up to his face, she feels her cheeks heat up. His self-satisfied smile tells her he saw her checking him out.

Eryk clears his throat. “Good morning.”

Violca swears she must be beet red. She smiles at Eryk. “Morning, I just wanted to invite you guys in for eggs and sausage.”

Scott peaks his head out of the tent. “Did you say sausage?”

“Yep, do you want to join us?”

“Hell yeah,” Scott replies, crawling out from the tent.


Violca’s eyes widen. Scott is also in only a pair of jeans, no shirt, and Violca smiles thinking Linda and the girls would be mad to find out that she is the first to see him with his shirt off. She hears a growl and turns to see Chase watching her. “Be careful, I think there is an animal close by,” she says, wondering where that sound came from. “It shouldn’t be too much longer.”

Author Bio
Leilani Love is a proud mother of two very active boys. A military wife she loves getting to meet new people wherever they move. She loves to read books crossing many genres. Her love affair with dragons started when she was young and one day dreams of having her own dragon and black panther. 



Where can you find Leilani???




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Thanks for stopping by today Leilani and sharing  
Violca’s DRAGON with us. Good luck on your tour.

Cheers,
Nancy