Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Love For Hire

Love For Hire is currently displayed on the all romance review website if you want to check it out!


They also have cool competitions and prices to win, if you haven't already checked them out too!


Hurry! The Year End Splash Party ends soon!


 
The guarded, cautious Jayden never expects to fall in love with his snobbish, inconsiderate client.

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop!

Week 25: THE NEXT BIG THING BLOG HOP





There are the books everyone has heard about: Twilight, Hunger Games, Fifty Shades of Gray. But what about all those books written by people you've never heard of? Some of them are treasures, just waiting to be found, and that's what this blog hop is all about: the books you might not have heard about, but that you might end up loving.


This blog hop is like a game of tag. One author posts and tags five other authors who link back to their website the next week and tag five more authors! If you follow the blog hop long enough, you're bound to find some books you'll love! Maybe you even discover a book that ends up being the next big thing.


I was tagged by Caitlin Ricci. You can learn more about her by visiting her awesome website (HERE).


This blog hop includes ten questions to help you learn more about an author's current work in progress, so here's a little info about my current project:




1: What is the working title of your book?
Well, I am working actually on two. They are the conclusion to my Watchtower Series called Icelands and Siren Song.


2: Where did the idea come from for the book?
Icelands is the end of one particular story line, started in Over the Rainbow and carried on throughout the first three books. Where did that idea come from? I wanted our heroes to try and overcome the prophecy, I wanted to try and think they have suceeded...only to figure out that prophecy has a way of coming true regardless of what you do...guess that makes me mean...

For Siren Song, I couldn't resist the siren mythos...I have always thoughts sirens were just a brilliant idea and I wanted to use the idea for a long time but didn't know where to put them. Then I added dragons in the mix, a broken hero, his true destiny (mate) and a long forgotten family legacy...I just couldn't help myself.



3: What genre does your book fall under?
M/M for both of them...plus the books fall into the scifi/fantasy category...including romance and happy endings because regardless of how much angst I put into the stories, I am a romantic at heart and I don't write anything without a happy ending.


4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Errr...I don't know? That's a tough one because finding an actor that matches exactly the image I have in my head is next to impossible...I am always in awe when they make a film out of a book and actually find an actor where you go: yes, it's him! (or her!).


5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Icelands: trading one hell for a different kind.
Siren Song: Going home should come with warning labels since you never know what you might find!


6: Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Due to personal reasons, the Watchtower Series is no longer available throught the publisher I was with for the first three books. I thought about finding a different publisher for either the series or for the remaining two unpublished books, but then I decided against it. Every new publisher would edit the stories to their liking, which is their right, but I like the stories as they are. With only two more books to go, I decided to make all availble as self-published. 

Icelands will be published as promised in January. I am currently in talks to get a brilliant cover for it. Once that is done, it will be live. Siren Song should be available earlier than the original date, which was scheduled for April, but I am not sure exactly when. The other 3 titles are already available on amazon and allromance. More details are on my website (HERE).


7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
For the first book in the series, Over the Rainbow? All it took was to look at her. She is Belze, the talking cat in my stories. About a week later, the first story was done.




Siren Song took a bit longer since I had to find the perfect headspace for a seasoned warrior. This story will be the story of Raphael, King James' trusted friend and leader of his knights. It was fun, but took about a month to have it sort of ready for editing.



8: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Hm...One day I would love to write books as good as some of my favourite authors but I am nowhere near their genius. So I'd rather not mention them...I don't want you to go and compare me to them! LOL.


9: Who or What inspired you to write this book?
See cute cat above! She is real...(or was, poor thing vanished) but I swear to you, she was talking too! She was the snowball which started the whole thing!


10: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
I always think readers might get just as excited about me when reading about a world where magic is real, where dragons roam freely and where there are cute wolf shifters to be had. Plus, travelling among the stars, portals to distant worlds, isn't it fun when magic and science is combined?





Happy Reading!


Here are the authors I am going to tag for week 26, starting on 19 December (sorry, I know there should be five but I only found two):


Lexi Ander: HERE.


Casey Holloway: HERE.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Watchtower Series

Over the Rainbow, WT#1 is now back for purchase at amazon and allromance.com.

Missing: Prophesized warlock to the King. Has anyone seen him? Please contact your nearest guard station if you do find him.

Aidan never knew he could do magic until a cat dared him to have sex. His life truly must be tragic if even felines knew he was too pathetic to find someone to share his bed with. Unfortunately for him, the cat turned out to be his familiar leading him not only to his First Time but also to King James who in turn refuses to let Aidan slip through his fingers again.

For there is a prophecy: James can only truly unit the lands and bring prosperity to all if he has his trusted warlock by his side. Roping Aidan into coming home with him wasn’t the happily ever after everyone had expected. Instead, it set in motion a chain of events which would lead both Aidan and James further away from home than they could have ever imagined.

Purchase links:

AMAZON
All Romance 

Over the Moon, WT#2 is now back for purchase at amazon and allromance.com.

In Over The Rainbow, Aidan discovered the ancient Watchtowers. His discovery ignited a race against time to have them restored before the first Watchtower’s dire warnings come true. There is an enemy lurking out there in the distant shadows and only the long forgotten protection those towers can provide, can save them all.

But will he be able to unravel the mystery in time? Will the first meeting between King James and Prince Alric go off without a hitch or will they, on top of everything else, also have to deal with strife on their home shores?

And why does Aidan keep on stumbling over Moon references? Everywhere he goes, the bloody moon pops up, almost as if something, some unknown force, is sending him a message but surely this can’t be right…for the moon is nothing but a distant rock in the sky and surely they have no means of getting there…right?

Purchase links:

AMAZON
All Romance

Out of the (Werewolf) Closet, WT#3 is now back for purchase at amazon and allromance.com.

Waking up collared to his worst enemy wasn't the most horrific thing that happened to Rick: waking up to an impending forced marriage was. And as if this wasn't bad enough, he couldn't deny that underneath all the anger, he was actually attracted to Tom, King of bloody everything and enemy to his people since the dawn of days. And yet, Tom's bumbling efforts to get closer to him, his puppy dog eyes and surprising honesty are slowly winning him over. But travelling to the cursed land where no one outside Tom's Clan had set foot on in centuries was only the start of their adventure.

Betrayal from within and his promise to Aidan to investigate the ancient magic of the Watchtowers, make Rick's life more than just interesting but even in his wildest dreams, he couldn't have anticipated where his search would lead him.

CONTENT ADVISORY: This title contains elements of dubious consent.

Purchase links:

AMAZON
All Romance

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Christmas Blog Hop

I have sent the winner an E-mail. I am sorry there could only be one. I hope you still had a great time participating in the blog hop! Take care, Anna

Monday, 3 December 2012

Christmas Blog hop

Just a quick note, I will be announcing the winner of the blog hop by tomorrow! Stay tuned!