Got a Craving? Meet Sofia Grey…

I’ve got a very special guest today and I’m excited for you to meet her:  Sofia Grey, author behind the Talisman Series!

Sofia is on tour this month promoting her newest release, Craving  (you can check out her book trailer here). She’s also giving away 3 copies of Craving to 3 lucky commenters across the tour!! How fun is that? Just make sure you leave a comment here and you’ll go into the draw. I’ll cross my fingers for you 😉

P.S. Don’t forget to check out the book excerpt she so graciously shared – Enjoy!

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My invisible friend

Did you have an imaginary friend as a child? I had an imaginary pony. She was called Flicka, and was a perfectly well-behaved palomino, unlike the bad-tempered nags I rode on Saturday mornings at the local riding school. Hey, I was seven years old. I had a vivid imagination!

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Having an invisible friend might be fun though. Imagine it. They could sneak in to the places you couldn’t go. Your boss’s office, to see just what he does behind the closed door. To the busy kitchen of a fancy restaurant to see how frantic they really are, and why your order has taken forty-five minutes to appear.

The possibilities are endless * grin *

In Craving (Talisman #2), Dante has several invisible friends – his spirit guides.

Excerpt:

I crawled into my sleeping bag, rolled up my leather jacket for a pillow, and relaxed for the first time that day. My lids were heavy, and sleep beckoned. Then Ingrid appeared.

She looked like a small child with fair skin and blonde plaits swinging down her back. Today, she wore a white wool dress and furry boots, and a blue scarf matching the vibrant color of her eyes.

“Hello, Dante. Why are you on your own?” She perched on the table, her legs swinging back and forth. I sighed and forced myself to be polite.

“Hello, Ingrid. I called you earlier, where were you?”

She scared me. And…” The swinging stopped. She shuffled back a little, crossed her legs in front of her, and rested her chin in her tiny hands. “I didn’t feel safe.”

My hunch had been right about Screamer, aka Melissa. With luck, she wouldn’t bother coming back tomorrow night. “Why didn’t you feel safe, Munchkin?”

“I don’t know.” Blue eyes regarded me, an impish expression on her face. “Do you want to play a game? We could play something. I’m bored.”

“I’m tired, Ingrid. Do you mind if we play tomorrow, instead?”

She huffed, glared at my bike and then back at me. “He said you wouldn’t want to play. You’re no fun anymore, Dante.”

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Craving (Talisman #2)is available 10 June 2014, from Time & Tide Publishing – Get your copy today! Here’s where you can find it:

Amazon All Romance Barnes & Noble | iTunes | Goodreads |

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On Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest? So is Sofia! Connect with her here:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sofia.Grey.Romance.Author

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/sofiagrey1/

Twitter: @SofiaGreyAuthor

 

 

 

Giveaway! Giveaway! Giveaway!

Who doesn’t love a giveaway? And an easy one? Here’s all you have to do…

Review one of my books  and leave your thoughts on Amazon. 

That’s all…Seriously. I’m going to make it even easier and post the links to the books on Amazon for ya, too! Now, want to know what you’re entering to win? One of my charms to add to your charm collection! 

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Grab a copy of the first installment, a mini-novella introducing you to Abby George: All Fruits Ripe. Or pick up a print copy (or an eBook) of the second installment, the novel Rum Punch Regrets, which takes us along with Abby on the beginning of her Caribbean adventure. There’s also  the third installment (a novella) Gotta Go To Come Back, which has us hanging out with Abby as she contemplates her life on – and off – the island. Ta-Da!!

Then head over to Amazon and leave your review. I’m drawing a winner next Monday July 29th. Oh…yes, there is another book coming, so we’ll be announcing that release date shortly (for the enquiring minds who wanted to know!)

Go ahead, do it…and Good luck!!

Five Questions: Lia Davis (and a giveaway!)

Today, I’m hosting author Lia Davis on my blog! Lia’s latest book, Death’s Storm: A Divinities Novel, was released just a few weeks ago. Lia is not only the mother to two young adults and two very special kitties, but she is also a wife to her soul mate, a paranormal romance author, graphic designer, and co-owner to Fated Desires Publishing, LLC!

Um, and you thought YOU were busy?

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I caught up with her long enough to ask her a few questions and to learn that she’s planning on a special giveaway that’s detailed after her interview. Read on for the book blurb, info on where to get the book and how to find Lia!!

Five Questions with Lia

 1. What inspired you to write Death’s Storm?

Death’s Storm is the second book in my Divinities series. So everything just fell into place. By the time I finished with Forgotten Visions, I know what Khloe needed to throw her off balance. And her death demon does that.

 2. When did you start writing?

I’ve always loved creative writing and making up stories since I was elementary school. It wasn’t until I started reading paranormal romance about four years ago, that I decided to dive in and start writing to be published.

3. If you had one piece of advice you could share with beginning authors, what would it be?

 Never stop writing. Write for yourself and write what you love to read. Also join a critique group.

 4. Are you a plotter or a pantser?

 I started out as a pantser, but now I’m a hybrid. LOL. I have to develop my characters and create chapter outlines before I sit down to write the story.

 5. Favorite holiday food?

 Sweets! Fudge, iced sugar cookies and other holiday treats.

 

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Lia is giving away a swag pack to two randomly chosen commenters. Please leave your email address in your comment to qualify. 

Want to keep up with Lia? Try her at any one of these places:

Author website | Fated Desires Publishing | Books Amour | Heartthrob Haven

Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | G+

 

Blurb for Death’s Storm:

Technical genius and demi-goddess–aka Divinity–Khloe Bradenton relies on no one for help, and she definitely doesn’t need comfort from anyone other than her twin. After her parents died by the demons’ hands over two years ago, she has graciously stepped up to her place in the war between demons and witches. When a creature far more dangerous than the ones responsible for killing her parents claims he is her guardian, she is torn between her desires for the dark predator and the painful loss she has endured at the hands of her enemies.

 

One of the last death demons still in existence, Jagger has pledged his life to the Goddess Hecate. Charged with the guardianship over the Divinities, he is never to approach them, but to aid them from a distance. When the firestorm, Khloe, sacrifices herself to save her twin and best friend and becomes the prey, he has no choice but to reveal himself to her. He is taken by surprise when the need to claim her as his own emerges. A desire he has never felt before could be more dangerous than the demons out to destroy them.

 

Now Available at Amazon | B&N | ARe | Kobo

 

Win The Abby George Charm Bracelet! All You Need To Do Is…

RUM PUNCH REGRETS, my first full length novel,  is officially out! So, guess what I’m gonna do? I’M GOING TO GIVE SOMETHING AWAY!!! I love celebrating  – and since this is the 2nd book in the ABBY GEORGE SERIES, I’m giving away one of my  ABBY GEORGE CHARM BRACELETS – and it is gorgeous! It’s a replica of one featured in the book – it retails for $585. Handcrafted by Sevan Avakian, the amazing talent I collaborated on the Abby George Charm Series with, the ABBY GEORGE CHARM BRACELET is a Sterling Silver , one-of-a-kind, link bracelet with two charms: one is the two-bunch palm attached at the root (cool, right?) set with a Tsavorite and the other is a dainty heart set with a Ruby. I love this bracelet and I love that I get to give one away!

Best part? This is seriously going to be the easiest contest you’ve ever entered!! Now, how to do it:

1. Buy a copy of  RUM PUNCH REGRETS which is now on sale at Amazon and Barnes and Noble  – it’s available as an eBook or print!

2. Answer the questions below – the answers are found in RUM PUNCH REGRETS

3. Email your answer to contest@annekemp.com to be entered

It’s that easy!

Want a bonus entry? Buy the book AND subscribe to my blog and I’ll enter you again! See how I did that? (Trust me, you will WANT to get my updates for giveaways and fun contests!)

Want a bonus, bonus entry? Then please “LIKE” my page on FACEBOOK!

Want another bonus entry? Follow me on TWITTER!

The more you enter, the better your chances – GOOD LUCK!!

(Multiple entries into contest are only valid barring that contestant answers the question found in the novel, as the initial entry)

HERE ARE THE QUESTIONS:

1. At the beginning of Chapter Nine, what items does Abby pack for her trip to Nevis?

2. What is the “bit of island wisdom”  on Ziggy’s taxi cab that’s mentioned in Chapter One?

3. In Chapter Seven, Abby places a bet at the roulette table on what number?

4. Abby inspects Ben’s fridge in Chapter Four. Name at least three items listed that she sees.

5. At the end of Chapter Five, Ben gives Abby money to help her take a cab home. How much is it and what is the currency he uses?

And there it is! The winner will be announced on July 4th – so make sure to check back.

GOOD LUCK!

It’s Book Release Week!

This Friday, RUM PUNCH REGRETS is being released on eBook and as print-on-demand! You’ll be able to find it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble (they have it for pre-sale, too!), iTunes, Kobo…soo many ways to read my fun lil’ book!

Today, I was a guest on Alexis Walker’s Happily Ever After Thoughts Blog – we did a fun interview and she’s arranged for a giveaway with one of my books. I think you may have ’til Wednesday to enter, so stop by her blog and do it!

Wednesday I’m doing a guest post on the Chick Lit Writers of the World blog, part of the RWA chapter I’m a member of. I’ll make sure to post the link once it’s up and running. I love writing at this blog for my fellow writers and sharing my stories or experiences among such an amazing and talented group of writers!

Friday is the big release (did I mention my book? RUM PUNCH REGRETS? Yes, that’s the one.) and along with it…a big announcement! There will be a giveaway and I have been bursting at the seams to share this with you for months. I can finally, FINALLY, tell you about it on Friday! All I can say is that if you buy the book and enter, you won’t be disappointed!!

There will be more giveaways on Goodreads and other fun contests, so please check back often and get your friends to join my email list here so they can take part, too.

Have a good week everyone and if you’re on vacation and pounding some rum punch? Take two aspirin and drink LOTS of water.

TRUST ME ON THIS ONE 😉

Anyone else want to go to Italy? Costa Rica? BALI???

Free things are awesome.

I can’t always say no, so when someone offers me something free I tend to say yes then figure out if I can make it work or trash it. From clothes to pillows, I’m the “one man” they speak of  in “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure…” Replace man with Anne, and well….you get it.

Come on! I love free stuff, don’t you?

When people are giving away free things – I’m sorry “gratis” if you want to be classy – most of the time we hem and haw and don’t want to sign up for something like a “sweepstakes” or a giveaway.

Not this time, my friends. Not this time.

I’ve been turned on to a sweepstakes that can benefit you AND your friends! Seriously – what else could be more fun than winning a trip to a vacation home in Bali, Costa Rica or Italy? As much as I’m dying to go to Italy, I’m now daydreaming about Bali!

FlipKey, a blog associated with TripAdvisor.com, is sponsoring their “FlipKey’s Flippin’ Awesome Vacation Giveaway” which can be entered either using the link I’ve provided or through their Facebook page.

FlipKey even has a bonus for signing up via Facebook: Get your friends on Facebook to sign up and you get an extra chance to enter for each person who also signs up! Get a group of people and invite each other and enter – the more chances the better, I say!

It’s easy, quick and what is the worst that could happen?

You could win a trip for you and up to 10 of your friends to an amazing destination… That’s terrible, right?

Yep. Terrible. So, go ahead and enter and get your friends to enter, too!!

What’s stopping you?

***Contest is running until January 10, 2012!!***