Monday, November 30, 2015

A Truly #BOSS Party

So you know, or maybe you don't so I'll tell you, that I'm releasing a new novel under my Rayven Godchild pen name. It's release date is December 18th. Now, you might be having an "Oh my word" moment because I KNOW you know what else is happening on December 18th. This poster says it all.
poster credit
Instead of doing a Facebook release day party on the same day as Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes out, I've opted for a pre-release party. 

And...

You're ALL invited! For those of you younger than 18 years old, well, this may not be the party for you. So what's all the hullabaloo?

This is your chance to party FB style with me and several fantastic authors.

Date and time are December 16th from 7pm to midnight.

Dress code is what you make of it,

Location is right in front of your computer or smartphone.

So please be sure to click this FB PARTY to join in with me in celebrating DEGREES OF BEING BOSS.

Here are the pre-order links to grab your copy now. This way, #BOSS will be right there for you on your ereader, ready to be devoured, after you've watched Star Wars for the third consecutive time in one day :-)


***Make sure to hold on to your pre-order number. I'm working on a special giveaway that will be just for you. It would be very heartwarming to have a lot of entries for this giveaway, so please be sure to tell a friend.***

Have you ever hosted or participated in an FB online party, whether as a reader or an author? Please feel free to share in the comments what your experience was like.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Because UR

The peeps of Untethered Realms are really awesome!

I enjoyed being part of the first anthology, Twisted Earths, and even though things were a little wacky for me and I didn't get to be a part of Mayhem in the Air, I had to make sure to spread the word of it's major awesomesauceness!

Check out the details below and get your copy today :-)

Mayhem in the Air



Tales from Untethered Realms. Ten stories of horror, the fantastic, the future, and macabre, all embracing the element of air.

From Amazon bestselling and popular science fiction and fantasy authors comes Mayhem in the Air, a supernatural anthology of ten thrilling tales. Meet hot robots, hungry winds and the goddess of chaos. Explore alien planets, purgatorial realms, and a shocking place where people bury the living with their dead. Mayhem in the Air is the second, long-awaited story collection from the dynamic and inventive Untethered Realms group.

“A Strange Penitence” by Catherine Stine – A young artist pays a supernatural price when a drawing trip to North Carolina turns deadly.

“Mass Transit” by Graeme Ing – For Emily, mind over matter is not just a saying, but the gateway to her career among the largest starships built by man.

“A Tangled Weave” by River Fairchild – A TimePulse rips through the Great Tapestry of Life, leaving Earth’s history in a jumble, and Death and Chronos in a race to save the world yet again.

“Corrosive” by M. Pax – In a world ruined by pollutants, Bex sets off to establish a new homestead with her dreamy robotic man. Already farming her plot of land is another dreamy man with radical ideas, presenting new challenges as corrosive as the air.

“Saving Scrooge: A Short Story Prequel to the Saving Marley Series” by Gwen Gardner – Marley is sent from purgatory to save the soul of his old friend. Can he save his own in the bargain?

“The Silent Wind” by Christine Rains – A team of specialists must dispel a mysterious storm on an alien planet to prepare it for colonization. One by one the crew disappears until only a seasoned soldier remains. How can he battle a hungry wind that makes no noise?

“Paper Lanterns” by Cherie Reich: In order to keep his promise to his daughter, Mayor Alfred Merry must betray the woman he loves.

“Chaos. Hope. Love.” by Misha Gerrick – Although Eris is the goddess of chaos, her life has fallen into a nice and comfortable routine. Until someone from her past shows up in her bookstore.

“Cardinal Sin” by Julie Flanders: Beleaguered hospital workers bury the living with the dead in the midst of a tuberculosis epidemic and a seething spirit vows vengeance from the skies.

“The Ark” by Cathrina Constantine -Plagued with memory flashes of fiery explosions and running for her life, Fallon emerges from a drugged stupor to find herself in an airborne Ark, and the earth below is a drowning wasteland.
Cover by: EDHGRAPHICS

Monday, November 16, 2015

What's the Haps in Rayven's World

Facebook has been filled with a lot of news surrounding the inhumanity of tragedies and the beauty of the love of humankind in the midst of it all.

What I'd like to call attention to now is something a little closer to home that I would like to take world wide. It's the cover for my Rayven Godchild persona soon to be released from Syn Publishing. I was very excited to see it and have asked the wonderful folks of Between the Sheets Promotions to help me in spreading the word about this steamy suspense erotic romance novel.

If you missed it, here is the cover for DEGREES OF BEING BOSS
He was the shadow who saved her life. She was the spark who reawakened his soul.

Click here to pre-order from Amazon NOW!
Click here to add to your Goodreads TBR list NOW!
About BOSS
Zephyr Winston is a man in no rush to kick his social life back into gear after his ex's betrayal. So when he rescues Bailey Haven from a Russian hit man, he's surprised at the intensity of his attraction to the older woman.

With her husband, her perfect sub, dead two years, Bailey has no interest in doing more than running Club Precedent and mentoring Domme/sub couples. But her best friend's death sparks a domino effect that brings Bailey's path into a collision course with Zephyr. When the two meet, their chemistry is undeniably potent. They go head to head, Domme and Dom, but quickly learn there are many degrees to being boss.

Now to get my serious humble and grovel on: to any bloggy buddies, reader friends and interested peeps, if you'd like to participate in one or all of the promo events Between the Sheets is organizing, here are the links to join in -

☆ Excerpt Reveal - December 4
► Sign up - http://bit.ly/20JNjZt
☆ Release Blitz - December 18
► Sign up - http://bit.ly/1iQUI7f
☆ Blog Tour - December 19 - 23
► Sign up - http://bit.ly/1WP8fte

Thank you in advance to any and all who participate. It's my passion to write and have my stories published. But it's the sharing that is SO MUCH FUN!!!

Have you been able to keep up with current events? Any soon to be released novels caught your attention? Please share in the comments :-)

Monday, November 9, 2015

Bring on POMEGRANATE





Blurb:
What if everything you thought you knew was a lie?

Crafting spells, running her shop, and hanging with her lover, Hayden, was all Persephone Carraway wanted out of life. The future was filled with endless possibilities as long as it was with the girl of her dreams. But Hayden has a secret and, it turns out, so does Persephone.
One night in the Underworld will change things forever…

Demi, Persephone’s mother has developed a designer pomegranate, infusing it with her daughter’s blood. A single act of betrayal will craft war with the old gods and the Fae, leaving destruction in its wake. Persephone is drawn into a web of myth and magick where nothing is at it seems, even herself.

Myth. Magic. Pomegranates…


Facts:
Series-Myth and Magic #1
Published: October 9, 2015
Publisher: Decadent Publishing

Buy Links:
Decadent Publishing: http://goo.gl/a2DfDi


Excerpt:
Persephone took a breath. Her mouth was dry and her skin slick with sweat. She was thirsty. So thirsty. Her eyes wouldn’t focus, and her heart was racing.
“You look like you could use this.” A woman in a black mask and unbuttoned tux jacket approached, holding out a bottle of water. The white dress shirt was halfway open, straining against her breasts. Every movement tugged against the soft flesh, hinting at the bounty buried beneath the fabric. Vest unbuttoned over leather pants and kickass boots, she made Persephone’s breath catch in her throat. The woman’s black hair was slicked back into a tight bun, her red lips plump and succulent.
Hands shaking, Persephone took the bottle. “Thank you.” What is wrong with me?”
“This is your first rave, I take it?”
“Yes.” She drank the cool water, each swallow bringing her more clarity. Soon the bottle was drained and dangled empty in her grasp.
“It can be a little much when they turn on the purple wave. Here. Sit.” The masked woman led her to a chair. Large and white, it faced an enormous fireplace. Green fire burned within. Persephone fell into the chair, her dress spilling around her. She watched the green fire dance, marveling at the images unfolding. Her mind was still muzzy but she saw...no....
“Faces...there are faces,” she gasped, trying to push herself up from the chair.




About the author:
Erzabet Bishop is an award winning author who loves to write naughty stories. She is the author of Lipstick, Dinner Date, Crave,The Science of Lust, Arcane Imaginarium: Spirit Board, Holidays in Hell, Mallory’s Mark (upcoming 2016),The Devil’s Due (upcoming 2016), Charity Benshaw’s Enchanted Paddle Emporium (upcoming 2016),Tethered, Sigil Fire, Glitter Lust (upcoming 2016), Written on Skin, Club Beam, Pomegranate, A Red Dress for Christmas, The Black Magic Café, Fantasies in Red, Sweet Seductions: The Erzabet Bishop Collection, Holiday Cruise, Fetish Fair, Temptation Resorts: Jess, Temptation Resorts: Marnie, Taming the Beast, The Erotic Pagans Series: Beltane Fires, Samhain Shadows and Yuletide Temptation along with being a contributor to many anthologies. Erzabet has been a finalist in the GCLS awards for 2014 and 2015. She lives in Texas with her husband, furry children and can often be found lurking in local bookstores. She loves to bake, make naughty crochet projects and watch monster movies. When she isn’t writing, she loves to review music and books.
Follow her reviews and posts on Twitter @erzabetbishop.

Links:
The Romance Reviews: http://www.theromancereviews.com/100004193823883
About Me: http://about.me/erzabet.bishop/#
Facebook “like” page: https://www.facebook.com/erzabetbishopauthor
Amazon author page: http:// amazon.com/author/erzabetbishop/
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6590718.Erzabet_Bishop
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/erzabet.bishop
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/erzabetbishop/
Review Blog: http://erzabetsenchantments.blogspot.com/
Authorgraph: https://www.authorgraph.com/authors/ErzabetBishop


A few Q&A with Erzabet

How long does it usually take you to write a book, from the original idea to finishing writing it?
It varies depending on my work schedule. I am branching into longer fiction…so I’ll let you know when I get to the novel stage.

What can we expect from you in the future?  ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?
I love urban fantasy on the whole. BDSM, witches, vampires, different pairings of couples…yes. You’ll be seeing much more of me. I have several short works of erotic fiction coming out this year.

How long have you been writing?, and who or what inspired you to write?
I have been writing since grade school, but honestly it wasn’t until 50 Shades that I really began to crunch down and focus.

Do you have a certain routine you have for writing? ie You listen to music, sit in a certain chair?
I sit at my desk. Sometimes music, sometimes quiet. Must have Dove chocolate nearby. And a lot of water. My dogs are all around my feet and I have my sticky notes and foam-core board ready to go.

How do you come up with characters names and place names in your books?
I dream about them usually. Something will inspire me and I’ll start thinking about who they are until the defining points come into focus.



Wednesday, November 4, 2015

IWSG and Redemption


Click here for deets on this fantastic group!
It may seem odd, but I actually look forward to the first Wednesday of the month. IWSG'ers unite under the above banner to support, uplift, commiserate in our insecurities, and generally make each and every one of us remember that in this struggle of writing life, we are not alone in our battles.

For me, I'm still in a bit of a multi-directional big bang moment adjusting to my new paying gig. Having been there for just a couple of days, everything is still so new and chaotic. Although I'm a big fan and supporter of NaNoWriMo, I'm glad I decided not to participate this year. There's only so much a person can do.

Speaking of only so much you can do, I'm glad I squeezed in a wonderful read. Author Jessica Therrien has released the third book in her Children of the Gods series, Redemption.
About Redemption
Lead Council member, Christoph, is dead by Elyse’s hand, and Descendants have begun to emerge, exposing their secret to the world. Some see this as the prophecy come to fruition, but the prophecy caries a heavy consequence. It was never meant to be as peaceful as most had hoped.

Humans and Descendants struggle to live together in a world that isn’t ready for such a change. America is divided. Those who glorify the supernatural race believe Descendants truly are the gods they claim relation to. Others see them as a threat.

When Elyse gives birth to the next generation oracle, she sees one final vision—war. The destruction of the country’s major cities, and the end of America as we know it.

After her daughter is born, Elyse finds herself without the ability she needs to predict the future. Desperate to save the world from such conflict, she puts her faith in the hope that Descendants are the key to survival. After all, they have the power to supply a broken society with the means to survive.

Only from the ashes can a new world be born.

My Review
*Redemption is the third book in the Children of the Gods series, a great follow up to Oppression (book one) and Uprising (book two). In trying to keep this as a spoiler free review, it can get hard. I want to talk about all the wonderful scenes that left me gasping or the sudden twists that had me going OMG! The writing is fluid and it was hard to put my kindle down at times. But I eventually had to go to sleep or feed my kiddo dinner lol! Kudos to Jessica for this great novel :-)*

Have you gotten aboard the IWSG train? If not, anything in particular giving you pause? And make sure to click the book title links to hop on over to Amazon to get your copy of Jessica's books.

Monday, November 2, 2015

New Adventures

Let's start this day with a snack:
Yep, something tasty, yummy, and comforting to help me with this day. There's something a little different about this Monday. Something new.

The truth is that every day we wake to breathe, move, laugh, and live is a day of newness. A new chance to right a wrong. A new chance to smile and make your own day brighter while shining a bit of hope into the lives of others around you.

But today's "new" is different...because I'm starting a new job.

I'd been with my previous employer for 14 years. Not a long time compared to some, but an active time filled with highs, lows, a marriage, a divorce, and relocations. I liken the time spent to that of an author who's written and published a series of novels from a world they developed - practically lived in - for many years. Now they are leaving that place of comfort to face the blank page of a whole new world.

It's exciting.

It's challenging.

It's scary...

But...it's time, and I'm ready.

Has there been any "newness" sparking for you recently? What's your advice for facing new adventures?