Saturday, May 25, 2013

It's all about the Enemy ... Dance with the Enemy, that is!

My upcoming release, Dance With The Enemy, is set in a long ago time when kings ruled and wise Masters controlled the strength of future generations. A simple injection – a serum containing a vial of blood and other unrevealed components – is used to mark the women, assuring desire in the man for whom she was chosen. Every year, a Dremis gathering of the maidens is held when the moon is just right. These young women, marked as children and who have now come of age, are sent to the Centrehead – the home territory of the King. When the King’s warriors are released into the midst of the maidens, they are forced to find the woman chosen for them through her scent (or rather his scent mixed with hers through the mingling of their blood), resulting in a half-mad frenzy that heightens already aroused animalistic needs in order to protect the strength of the royal bloodlines.

Elenya, a stunning young woman with honeyed-cinnamon hair and eyes the color of a perfect emerald, is also the answer to a prophecy that releases her family Drille from exile. Just past her eighteenth year, she finds herself among the Dremis maidens and quickly realizes something is amiss in the terrifying ordeal that is nothing like she’d imagined. There were warriors, and they were handsome, just as she’d dreamed, but they were not there to gingerly sweep her off her feet.

It only took a moment for her to realize what the warrior searching for her did not – that she was marked with the blood of her family’s centuries old enemy. Logic failed her as the leader of the King’s elite forces made his way toward her. She darted past the man with the night black hair, ignoring the pull of the marking as she raced outside … into his territory. She would make a run for the house of the Masters’ where she hoped to find the answer to her dilemma. There had to be a mistake. Surely fate would not force her to dance for a lifetime in the arms of her enemy. And if it did, would his blood flowing through her veins be enough to unite their hearts and fulfill the dreams of young love?

Join us for the official release party on July 15, 2013. It's a virtual party so everyone can come! Lots of fun, fraternizing, and giveaways. Hope to see you there :-)

Monday, May 20, 2013

I'm The Guest and YOU Could be The Winner!

Penelope Anne Bartotto invited me to put on my cover designer hat and kick off the week of her designers in the spotlight event over at Library at the End of the Universe. Seems like a long ways away, but it's only a click or two thanks to modern technology :-)

Stop by and get the inside scoop on what goes into cover design and what I do at Tell~Tale Book Covers. And while you're there, may as well enter for a chance to win one of three pre-made covers! Pre-mades can be a wonderful way for an author to find an economical solution to that perfect cover design or can be a first step to an amazing custom cover.

Hope you'll take the time to read the post and leave some comment love:

And for those of you anxiously awaiting my Dance With The Enemy release ... stay tuned! We're on the FINAL COUNTDOWN!!!! A huge thank you to all of you who told me "that short story NEEDS to be turned into a book!" - so glad you did ♥

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Impending Release for "Dance With The Enemy" -- the novel!


We've made some lists and are checking them twice... Now we're making it official: The Release Party for "Dance With The Enemy" will be held by Lady Amber on FaceBook -- Here:

The Blurb:
She was marked with his blood. She belonged to him! And yet she’d dared to run, leading him on a chase through the dark forest. Had she honestly thought she could escape an elite warrior from the King’s own bloodline? It mattered little to him that she believed their match a mistake and wanted to get to the Masters to confirm her suspicions.

Fear propelled Elenya through the brush, the branches and twigs tearing at her dress and delicate flesh. Still, she moved, refusing to believe fate such an evil taskmaster as to pair her with those who had sent her family into exile all those years ago. If there was no mistake, honor would bind her to him. She would pay for the sins of her ancestors, bound forever, forced to dance for a lifetime in the arms of her enemy.

Hope you'll join us for a day of fun. There will be giveaways: books, bookmarks, jewelry pieces, and other swag :-) We're planning a great day!!!