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more cool book trailers

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Last month I shared some cool book trailers from my buddies (click HERE to see them). And guess what? I’ve discovered more!

Jordan K. Rose  has a very cool trailer for her book Perpetual Light.

A reincarnated woman must trust the husband she condemned three hundred and fifty years ago to help her defeat a power-hungry vampire hell-bent on ruling the world. As a Pharo of Redemption Lucia DiComano must destroy Samuel, a master vampire who’ll stop at nothing to possess her powers. But centuries of avoiding this task have weakened her. Now, in order to save all of creation she must rely on Vittorio, the man who holds the key to her soul, the very same vampire who changed her destiny.

I have to say that the trailer for Infinite Sacrifice by LE Waters had me curious about the book, and then I went to Goodreads and discovered it’s well rated, so I may have to add it to my TBR pile. Love the way those book trailers work!

Maya’s shocked to discover it’s not the heaven she imagined;in fact, a life of adventure begins the moment you die. 

Zachariah, her faithful spirit guide, explains the rules of the dead: in order to regain complete awareness and reunite with loved ones all souls must review their previous lives. 

Maya plunges warily into her turbulent pasts as a sociopathic High Priest in ancient Egypt; an independent mother protecting a dangerous secret in glorious Sparta; an Irish boy kidnapped and enslaved by Vikings; and a doctor’s wife forced to make an ethical stand in plague-ridden England. 

All the while, Maya yearns to be with those she cares about most and worries that she hasn’t learned all of heaven’s most vital lessons. Will she be forced to leave the tranquility of heaven to survive yet another painful and tumultuous life? Or worse, accept the bitter reality of having to go back alone?

Sherrilyn Kenyon’s promo for her new Dark Hunter novel, The Guardian, is very short, but very cool, with live action it feels like a movie trailer.

As a Dream-Hunter, Lydia has been charged with the most sacred and dangerous of missions. She’s to descend into the Nether Realm and find the missing god of dreams before he betrays the secrets that could kill all of them. What she never expects is to be taken prisoner by the Realm’s most vicious guardian.

Seth’s time is running out. If he can’t hand over the key to Olympus and the heart of Zeus, then his own life and soul will be forfeit. No matter the torture, he hasn’t been able to break the god in his custody. But when a rescuer appears, he decides to try a new tactic.

When these two lock wills, one of them must give. But Lydia isn’t just guarding the gates of Olympus, she’s holding back the darkest of powers. If she fails, an ancient evil will roam the earth once more and no one.

I’d love to post some more cool book trailers next month, so leave me some ideas and links to discover the book trailers that turn you on.

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by | March 22, 2012 · 6:54 am

Can the Big Bad Wolf Become the Hero?

Thursdays Bite

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Alpha males. Alpha females. Paranormal romances have both and when you have strong protagonists you have to have strong antagonists. But what do you do when you know you are going to have to turn that antagonist into the hero of the next book? Is it even possible?

When I had finished my novella, Little Red Riding Wolf, I knew I had the potential for a sequel in the antagonist Seth. But in order for Little Red’s plot to work, he needed to be a bad wolf. A very bad wolf. And he is bad. He’s angry, and impulsive, and there is an edge to him that has him teetering on irredeemable.

But is he irredeemable?

Sullen and dark, he’s Red’s brother and ultimately his motivation is good. He loves her, he loves the Pack, and he is just trying to do what’s right. His problem is that he is willing to cross any lines for anyone he loves. And that has all the makings of a hero.

After all what is an alpha hero but a tortured soul looking for redemption? Sherrilyn Kenyon’s books are full of them, and in fact the best ones have the darkest heroes. Zarek, from Dance with the Devil, is a good example.He’s so dark and tortured even the other Dark Hunters think he’s over the edge. And yet he finds redemption and love.

I think that is what really makes paranormal alpha heroes different from beta heroes or even from alpha heroes in other genres. Frequently they are dark and brooding because they are atoning for a sin, or a perceived sin. Or they are laboring under punishment from someone else for doing something wrong for the right reasons.

Sometimes, as in Laurel K. Hamilton‘s works, they are good men with bad natures. The vampires can’t help being vampires. They is what they is. It’s what they do with it that counts in the end.

Can Seth come back from his near brush with the dark side? Can he go from being the Big Bad Wolf to being the Alpha Hero? I’m finding out right now as I plot his story, and I think it is going to be interesting plumbing the depths of someone who is willing to do anything for those he loves. Even when he falls in love with the enemy.

Do you like dark tortured heroes? Why or why not? Who are your favorite dark heroes? Were they bad in another book or series? Leave me a comment and let me know.

Enter my Little Red Riding Wolf contest HERE for the opportunity to win prizes including copies of my novella, Little Red sticky notes and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory gift certificates! And don’t forget to visit me on Friday at http://paranormalmuse.com , you can enter another time there (after commenting). I’m blogging on inspiration!

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HALLOWEEN TREATS GIVEAWAY!

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It’s here! October is here!

I wanted to do something fun on the blog for the month of October and to celebrate the acceptance of my novella Little Red Riding Wolf, (soon to be out from Passion in Print Press0and here it is! Fun giveaways for every blog post during October, the paranormal holiday month. If you post a comment your name will go into the drawing for that particular posts FREE BOOK! For instance, all the commenters on today’s blog will go into the drawing that will be announced on Monday. Monday’s drawing will be announced on Thursday. Etc, Etc, Etc.

On Halloween I will enter everyone into the drawing for the Jessica Aspen Swag Bags, with promo items and a $15 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble!

So comment away! And I want to thank everyone who tweets or comments on FB or follows my blog, so a big THANK YOU! to you all.
click HERE for contest details

Thursdays Bite Book Review

this book review is usually the last thursday of the month, but due to the second writing campaign challenge (click here for a peek) I have undertaken to post my review today instead.

Today I am reviewing another author who I had the luck of meeting at Rom Con, Kimberly Frost. Kimberly’s third book in her Southern Witch Series is entitled Halfway Hexed and is another pleasurable read from a talented author. And it’s funny! Which is one reason why it earns four out of five omegas. ΩΩΩΩ

I still haven’t read book one in the series, Would-be Witch, but I fell in love with Kimberly’s writing and her terribly troubled character Tammy Jo Trask when I opened up her second novel, Barely Bewitched. Tammy Jo grew up in small town Texas thinking she was the only one in her family without any witch powers, but in the first book she discovers she is totally wrong. She has powers, but they do not work like anyone else’s. Magic backfires around poor Tammy Jo.

Although I did catch up quickly when I read Barely Bewitched without reading book one, and I have thoroughly enjoyed both of the books I’ve read, I would recommend reading Would-Be Witch first. But these books are such fun you are going to want to read all three. I won’t give away too much about the other two books (still waiting to read number one), but Tammy Jo’s adventures are hilarious and sexy. Kimberly keeps the reader guessing and engaged. I’ll share the opening lines from Halfway Hexed:

“The reason I don’t normally bother to plan my schedule is that something unexpected always seems to come up and throw it of. That Friday when I got kidnapped was a prime example.”

And she then proceeds to not tell you about the kidnapping. I was turning page after page waiting for the kidnapping, and when it happened, I was so unprepared! From the plague of frogs unleashed on the good Texas ladies who have it out for witches, to the complications of not wanting to fall in love with the one man who she can work magic around, you’ll find Halfway Hexed a fun fast paced read.

Leave a comment to be entered in today’s free book drawing for Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Night Play. To be announced on Monday, October 3rd.

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