Tuesday, December 24, 2013

THE TOKEN is Available for Purchase!

Hi Readers and Merry Christmas! Available for purchase is the first volume in my new adult dark romance serial written under my pen name. Volume two will release on January 8, 2014!



One Woman
One Man
One Promise

Can anyone have it all?

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Synopsis:

Twenty-two year old Faren Mitchell hears the two words that change her abbreviated life forever. They’re so final Faren decides she has nothing to lose by seizing every remaining moment of what life has to offer.
Until Faren collides with a motorcycle ridden by billionaire Jared McKenna.
Even the dark secret of her past and catharsis as a physical therapist can’t save Faren from the sexual spiral that waits for her in the arms of a man who commits to no one. When circumstances force her to get a second job as an exotic dancer, Faren never imagines how close that choice will bring her to the brink of a new reality she is unequipped to handle.

“Love sears the heart immortal
The embers of love burnt down to the token which remains ....”



Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tuesday Teaser: THE SAVAGE PROTECTOR!

Hi Readers, here's another teaser as PROTECTOR continues to wind toward a taut ending. There's a lot going on so those of you that dig the Blood series will be kept on your toes!


Check out this excerpt taken from a scene I wrote a couple days ago.


“Do not think of postponing our joining,” Matthew said, pressing a soft kiss under the silken flesh of her ear and Clara shivered, Matthew's body responding to the delicate trembling of her need that matched his own. “It will always be tumultuous, ruling this many, with the climate of this new world changing all around us. It is I who wishes to hold the burden alongside you. It should not be your struggle alone.” 

Matthew kissed Clara again, moving her hair with his large hand, he began to kiss a trail like a necklace of invisible pearls across where the top of her neckline met the swell of her neck. She groaned as he swung her around and took her mouth.

The invitation fluttered to the ground as Matthew assaulted her worries with his lips and stole the sounds of Clara's passion from her mouth.

Her hands wound around his neck, but not tied there for his height precluded it. Clara lifted her mouth from his and dove back, dotting a solid kiss on his full lips. “You are right.”

“I hear hesitation,” Matthew said, licking under her jaw with alternating pecks and small nips that caused her breath to come faster and his hands went to her narrow ribcage. He held Clara still while he worked back and forth under that delicate line that ended with her chin.

Clara just nodded, unable to speak as her head tipped back to give him better access. His kisses felt like the silken wings of butterflies, soft, insistent-- perfect. They made a physical longing take up residence inside her and Clara could not contain what she did next, a half climb of one leg against the outside of his hip, her skirt falling away. Matthew never paused, taking the leg that rode his thigh and lifting her up with a palm at her behind, as her other leg wound itself around his back.

“Clara,” he inhaled sharply. “You make it so I cannot wait for the joining.” Or think, he added to himself.


Clara gave a soft chuckle into his mouth, grabbing his smooth face, his dark gold hair swinging forward like a curtain to shroud their passion. “I know,” she replied and moved to his mouth again....

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I have a big twist for PROTECTOR in the works but I won't lie, Matthew and Clara will be joined in this work, with a few other couples in the mix and the Fragment and neighboring spheres causing all kinds of interesting occurrences... as usual.

When PROTECTOR wraps I'll begin on THE REFLECTIVE for a March release, then on to the first book of the Death Trilogy with BLOOD REIGN thrown into the mix. It's a busy year for 2014!

xo

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Thursday Teaser Torture! THE SAVAGE PROTECTOR....

Hi Readers! I'm marking the moment here... TSP is at 50% and I'll be tipping over the halfway mark today. I think it's high time I offer a little teaser to whet the whistle of Savage lovers...
Heavy Duty Guys ;)

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Clara burst into the throne room, Olive at her heels and was shocked to see Charles rise from the right hand of King Otto.

“Clara!” Charles exclaimed loudly, many expressions alight in his face. The one she wished to see most was there as well. Thank Guardian.

King Otto stood, wrinkling his nose, no doubt as to her unseemly attire, smell and entry. “Clara,” he said, his brows slowly rising and Clara seethed at the sight of her father's crown atop his head.

“You insufferable beetle,” Clara hissed, striding forward at her own peril, she climbed the dais before she was aware of it, striking the jowly king across the face and tearing off her father's crown an instant after her palm fell.

He was so shocked by her behavior he spluttered about for a response.

“Do not bother with a worthy rebuttal or otherwise. You shall be escorted forthwith and expunged from my sphere this moment.”

Clara looked at Charles and he called out, “Guards!” They had been at the western exit and not seen or heard her entry. Sometimes Clara lamented the improper sound penetration afforded because of the dense wood of the doors....

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Remember how some of you weren't sure if Clara could bring it? If she had the mettle?

Yeah. Put that all to rest... she sure does. lol

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Tears of joy are never weak, but the strongest ones of all....


*Still on track for a stellar finish by Dec. 30 to keep my January 20, 2014 deadline! I no longer have tickers but check at the Savage page to keep up with my progress...

Thank you xo

Tamara


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

SHINE, Mageri #5 by Dannika Dark- Cover Reveal Blitz HERE!

Cover Want Guys!

Blurb:


In the short span of a year, Silver has gone from becoming a Mage to discovering the truth about her unique genetics. Logan Cross went from her mortal enemy to her immortal lover, but a threat is fast approaching like an inevitable storm. Attacks are underway against the Mageri and one man is behind it—an elusive foe who is an unstoppable force. Nero is not Silver’s only concern as someone close to her is arrested for treason. In the midst of chaos, Silver discovers she cannot protect everyone from the wrath of fate, including her own Ghuardian.
 
Justus finally opens his heart, but an unexpected turn of events could darken his soul forever. Secrets are revealed that will leave you reeling from one twist after the next. Would you sacrifice everything for love?
 
Destiny has set sail and once she alters her course, no one’s life will ever be the same in this explosive conclusion to the Mageri Series.

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Look at that... I can barely stand it before I get to suck up my copy! For the record, I want each one of these puppies in paperback~

In order of awesomeness, #s 1-5!
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Download SHINE on December 20!

Get to Know Dannika!




This is the segment where you learn a little more about who I am, so here's what I can tell you:  I drink copious amounts of vitamin water placed precariously close to my laptop while writing. These are two healthy habits I have no intention of breaking. I'm a transplant living in the south, but I was born in the 70's to a military dad who moved us around the world.

When I'm not writing (which is all the time), I'm hunting down Indie music, watching movies, reading, eating Tex-Mex, discovering new ways to humiliate myself bowling, and burning up my laptop battery on the Internet. I have a relaxed, easy-going personality and don't like drama. I live with a cat who thinks she is a dog, or a goat (she eats plastic, so I'm not sure which).

Throughout my life, I've had insomnia. Counting sheep never worked and eventually I would imagine those sheep were the sole source of food after an apocalyptic battle where only thousands survived. I made up stories in a futile attempt to bore myself to sleep. The problem was, I got so wrapped up in my "head stories" that I would continue them through the following nights, changing it up each time to make it more exciting. Eventually, I started writing my ideas down - creating short stories, and then I discovered my love for poetry.

It's almost embarrassing how many spiral notebooks and stacks of paper I have of poetry and lyrics. 

Another passion: digital art. I design all my book covers, marketing, and series art. I'm a very visual person and pursued photography as an avid hobby for many years. 

I am not a YA author (I feel like I have to state this only because I've had a few people ask), but I think it's wonderful there are so many books available to teens in Urban Fantasy and Paranormal.  

I am finally doing what I have always wanted to do: giving my characters a pulse through writing full time. I focus on adult urban fantasy romance, but I don't like labels and I enjoy blending genres to break out of the confines of predictability.

But it's what I love to do.

Danni 

Connect with Dannika!


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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Cover Reveal: THE TOKEN

Hi Readers! Here's my latest NA dark romance serial written under my pen name: Marata Eros....


Volume One

“Love sears the heart immortal
The embers of love burnt down to the token which remains ....”

One Woman
One Man
One Promise

Can anyone have it all?
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Synopsis:

Twenty-two year old Faren Mitchell hears the two words that change her abbreviated life forever. They’re so final Faren decides she has nothing to lose by seizing every remaining moment of what life has to offer.
Until Faren collides with a motorcycle ridden by billionaire Jared McKenna.
Even the dark secret of her past and catharsis as a physical therapist can’t save Faren from the sexual spiral that waits for her in the arms of a man who commits to no one. When circumstances force her to get a second job as an exotic dancer, Faren never imagines how close that choice will bring her to the brink of a new reality she is unequipped to handle.
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Update: As of today, THE TOKEN is complete. I'll read through tomorrow and this newest darkly romantic first installment will be on its way to the editing/proofing team! 
Click HERE for excerpt~
Watch for THE TOKEN on Christmas Day!
*Volume #2 publishes January 8, 2014!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Book #4 of The Blood Series: BLOOD REIGN!

Hi Readers! I know you've been waiting to see if Julia's saga continues after the cliffhanger-esque ending of BLOOD CHOSEN....
The answer is YES!

BLOOD REIGN
Coming late spring 2014!

Add @ Goodreads HERE

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Julia's sworn enemies are safely sequestered in a prison of the fey and her forever mate has been chosen. Not by blood, but by a circumstance shaped from coincidence. However, it's not enough to save Julia and the others who came from Alaska their fate by the hand of the Alaska den, whose reacquisition has come alarmingly full-circle to capture them.

Tharell of the fey aligns with the Singers, Were and remaining vampire to take back the one Queen who could stop the interspecies wars and establish a truce of genetics that would free all the groups from extinction and conflict.

Can they rescue Julia and her allies before it's too late? Will the Red Were's lineage prove to be the catalyst of victory against a corrupt pack that's grown too debauched by greed and power to be overcome?

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Well Readers, I think it's obvious by the blurb alone that everything is not smooth sailing!
What can be expected?
Julia will be married!
Really?
Yes!
Other relationships will begin and fail...
The fey are here to stay!

I'm shooting for a May release and barring anything strange happening, should see that without trouble.

Updates
That following pub schedule is pretty solid:

THE SAVAGE PROTECTOR-- Jan. 20, 2014
THE REFLECTIVE-- March 28, 2014
BLOOD REIGN-- May 30, 2014

Marata Eros Pub Schedule HERE

Friday, November 8, 2013

*Real Time* Readers! A FRESH Look at THE SAVAGE PROTECTOR....

Ooh... baby! I be working on the newest Savage and it's already full to the brim with intrigue and dark plans...

Plans of subterfuge, hierarchy and villains...

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Queen Clara has chosen her future king but as the Wedded Joining draws nearer, the Kingdom of Kentucky's sphere continues to degrade. Relations with Outside are non-existent and the beleaguered people housed within the confines of the kingdom will soon be loosed to join the fragment.

Calia and Evie join forces to escape the plan that Edwin has for Calia's future. Frantic to locate the women, Maddoc, Jonathan, Philip and Daniel allign to cinch the net of safety around the pair before it's too late.

Calia doesn't long for a future where a male is the answer. However, when biology and destiny collide, she will find the choice that she wants the least, may be the correct one.

Will Calia be allowed to remain true to herself by protecting those she has vowed to defend? Can she overcome her past and be healed by the love of her one, true soulmate?

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*baby* Teaser


Bracus was joined by Philip, Maddoc, Daniel and that foppish Charles. They stood together now, the ornately carved chairs scraping across a floor worn from thousands of meals taken together at this very table, almost twenty feet in length.

Edwin scanned the faces of the men, all were brutal and unforgiving, filled with the tightness of concern. Edwin imagined a looking glass would reflect back what he observed in theirs'. It was Philip's face that showed the most anxiety, the planes and angles like razors of flesh, his worry no longer etched like a sword of indifference on his features, but one of acute regard for the safety of a female who alluded him....

Calia.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Houston, THE SAVAGE PROTECTOR and More!

Hi Readers! Normally, I'd do a little vlog about now and Go On! However, there is no time because I'm going to the Houston Book Rave:

What does this gif have to do with Texas or the Book Rave? Ah... nothing. I just dig her and probably that's about my excitement level! LOL- though I don't know if I'd look *quite* as good as her jumping around... ;)

Happy Halloween Guys!
Felicidad de muertos de dia, tambien!

That's right! I'll be wearing a special something for you Day of the Dead fanatics while down in Houston! Diggin' it!

I'm about halfway through reading THE SAVAGE VENGEANCE in preparation for writing:
Coming January 20, 2014!
(That's right, I finally have a date. I've committed to the editing schedule so no turning back!)
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While reading through today I found that part of VENGEANCE where I intermingle my Death Series installment, DEATH WEEPS with THE SAVAGE VENGEANCE and thought I'd offer this teaser for those who are unfamiliar with these works.

Check it out!

The zombie of the fragment looked at his former leader, the hilt of a dirk glowing softly out of the deepest cavity of his body and thoughts like jagged pieces of glass coalesced in a brain that was not formed for high reasoning. But there was a basest sludge that recognized two things: he had never liked his former leader.

Tucker, the name rose to the surface of the slow-moving pond of his mind.

And there was one that he had a connection to that was so powerful his being felt bound by steel ropes to his mind, his will.


His face turned to the Master, eyes rolling wetly in his skull, plums of black encased in flesh gone soft with rot....


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Will I mingle series again?
Not these!
But maybe, THE REFLECTIVE will travel to these parallel worlds because, after all- that's what they do! 

Want to get some free stuff? Enter the BIG BLOOD BASH GIVEAWAY HeRe

Chat soon... ta-ta for now!

xo Tamara

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

SEVEN YEARS... Dannika Dark Does it Again!

Hi guys, I usually don't have time to promo other fantastic writers like I ought to, want to or can, but I've made the time for this one! Mageri is Magnificent and book #5 will be out to titillate all of us that dig that brand of dark urban fantasy that Dark brings to the table.

But what about her lighter side?


You ever have an author where what they write seems to magically connect with exactly what you want to read? Well-- Dark fills the bill for me.

SEVEN YEARS is no different and I gave it a solid 4 out of 5 stars. What? I'm not a raving lunatic and think I've fallen in love all over again. No. SEVEN is awesomesauce and I loved that it's not really like Mageri. It is not as dark. Now, I know it's going to really work for a lot of peeps that want to see Dark's lighter side. For me, a five star read almost always has to be super-dark to work. 
SEVEN still works guys. 
Less Dark.
More romantic.
Hottest book cover this side of the moon.
Different themes than Mageri but still with that enigmatic "Dark" writing style. (We don't know what it is, but we like it!)
I'm going to buy whatever book comes next.
Even if it's a math text.
'Cuz Dark writes it.
Got it?
lol.

Try it!


Sunday, October 20, 2013

Big Blood Bash Giveaway!

Win all the blood you can stand here:

More than a flesh wound readers! Love it!


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And in case you don't have enough books?


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Does that rock the collective face off everyone?
Pam thinks so (OMGawd she's so sexy... look at how pleased she is over Eric's demoralizing color job?) Nuts over it peeps- nuts!

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But look at this little fanged Mona Lisa? Oh they're so utterly cool I can hardly stand myself...

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Enter Now
Win Big!
October 20- November 10th!

Thank you Lovlies!
Tamara

Friday, October 18, 2013

BLOOD CHOSEN "Live" Two Days Early!

Yippee Readers! CHOSEN just went "live" on Amazon:
Download HERE

iBooks

I'll update links as CHOSEN goes live at other retailers! 

Thank you for your support!

Blood Singers


Blood Song


Watch for the BLOOD CHOSEN paperback coming soon plus the Blood #4 cover/title reveal!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Big Blood Bash Giveaway October 20! BLOOD CHOSEN to Publish....


Hi All!

For those of you that follow my Facebook page you know that BLOOD CHOSEN is completely Edited as of yesterday!


So? lol!
Right... that means that I need to give CHOSEN a final read through, and on Friday I will hit the "publish" button!
What happens then?
Amazon and NOOK turn their wheels and CHOSEN should be "live" as early as Friday night the 18th or, as late as Sunday the 20th.

Right in time for my release celebration giveaway!

Enter HERE on Sunday at midnight!
Signed Paperbacks!
Swag!
Amazon gift card!


Thursday, October 10, 2013

TRB Rambling for October! Vlog Here!

Hi readers! This is a very short vlog (for me) about the latest:


Chatting:
BROLACH (for ME), right on schedule
CHOSEN pubbing soon!
A new title for Druid #9
Want to win my extra early release of TDJ?
Oh!

Happy Halloween!

xo Tamara

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Tuesday Teaser: BLOOD CHOSEN!

Hi Readers! That excerpt I've been promising? Here it is:


“You're going to summon the Reader, father?” Jen asked, breath held.

He gave a single nod.

“What, or who, is that?” Julia asked because everyone seemed grim about it.

“A future teller,” Brendan said and William scoffed, “And what good will that do but alert us to what we do not wish to know?”

Marcus gave a nod of acknowledgment to William. “You are right. A Reader is only born to Singers once in a millennium, a compliment to our Rare One, if you will. They are sequestered for what they are. But now, we must know why there is a drawing of three. A number of power,” Marcus said.

“No one wishes to know the hour of their death,” Victor stated logically and Julia couldn't fault it. 

Mortality shouldn't be an equation to be solved.

“Or what remains of their life,” @@@@@@ added and they looked at each other in perfect understanding.

“Then we're asking the Reader because we want to breach that?” Julia asked. “Didn't you just say that we should never make contact with the Reader?”

Marcus nodded. “We have a Deflector who resides within one mile of the Reader and in that way... some of her needs are met.”

“Her?” Julia asked and fought tears thinking about a stranded Singer, in an island not of her choosing, with only one Deflector to ease her loneliness.

Suddenly, murmurs rose and fell in a wave of distressed noise.


Julia turned and got what was the equivalent to a slap in the face....

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Yeah... readers! *sweet* I have developed two more stories to follow CHOSEN and already have a book cover lined up with the new title. Book #4 will be closure to the Biggie from CHOSEN and the Opener for two story lines that need telling in the subsequent installments. How many Blood books will there be? I don't know for certain, but two more for sure. There may be a fill-in-between-the-numbers novella as well. Let's see.... what happened before Julia was born? Who Were her parents? Really? Loving that angle!

When will we talk new Blood/cover/synopsis? It will be revealed by Halloween!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

BLOOD CHOSEN Rough Draft Complete!

Hi guys, all four Betas and my Fave Blogger have the  CHOSEN ARC in their hands as we speak! It's off...


What does this mean?

Pretty excited guys!

Why?
Because this was the most difficult book to write... EVAAAHHH! How many titles is that now? Well... between Marata Eros and TRB: TWENTY-NINE


Full lengths (60k + words): 15
Novellas ( 16k + words): 13
Anthology  (35k words): 1

For a total of approximately: 1,430,000 words give or take 10k... lol.

So, I'm speaking with some authority when I say CHOSEN was a ball-buster. What? you ask... yeah, I know, I don't have those but I like the expression ;)


Okay, so that's all Well and Good... when do we get to read CHOSEN?

Soon guys!

Don't get upset. It's in the capable hands of my editor. And my extra capable hands of my Betas. Because they're readers like you guys. So they give me the skinny on my work so it's better for you~

Stay tuned for a Fat Teaser in the next week or two. It'll tide you over until CHOSEN releases. I'm guessing the first week of October!

What's Next?

I'm thinking THE REFLECTIVE. But I do like to work on two titles at one time so I'll shove THE SAVAGE PROTECTOR into the mix when I get deeper into TR. And for kicks? I think I'll work on a dark erotic paranormal titled BROLACH as well.

*I will have a contest beginning for all three Blood paperbacks plus a COOL PRIZE to begin at the release of CHOSEN!

Never a dull moment here, guys :D 




Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tamara Rose Ramble's for September & Your First Peek at BLOOD CHOSEN!

Read the first chapter of BLOOD CHOSEN here! Pre-release Readers! Woot!




Want to hear stuff I say?
Want to see that FREE Kindle FIRE in the FLESH?

Check out September's Vlog Here!

Yeah, that's me- incognito guys, riggghhhtt! lol

Monday, September 9, 2013

Win a FREE FIRE here!



Hi Readers! I'm giving away More FREE stuff in celebration of A TERRIBLE LOVE's paperback release on September 24, 2013!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Ooooh!

What do ya get?
One of these... gimme, gimme, right?! lol



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Signed by Yours Truly and really... I just got two of these in the post and they're GORGEOUS, guys! *salivates*

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A galley copy of A BRUTAL TENDERNESSWhat's a galley? It's a really nice pre-paperback version of the book. I'm mailing out the loot so why not throw that in as well? Yeah, I thought you'd dig it!

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Author Swag!
What's in my Author Swag Bundle? Cool stuff, peeps... 'cuz that's the way I roll!

Marata xo

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TRB Readers!

I will begin my Big Blood Bash Giveaway when CHOSEN pubs at the end of September. Time TBA-- thank you for your support!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Squeezing the Blood Out of this Turnip with Another Tantalizing CHOSEN Teaser!

Hi guys. As many of you might be aware, writing is better than therapy! I write all the issues out and make my characters solve everything.... right?

Wrong.

They're as complicated as real life people so they just make more of a mess of things. Take BLOOD CHOSEN for instance *waggles brows*:
I just love what my cover artist (watch for the plug guys), Claudia from Phatpuppy has done with this. Notice how solitary and bold the artwork is. Note also the blood red coloring in the vine and the title.

Oooh and ahh. 

Okay, I'll stop my viral pet of the cover and move on to updates:

First! CHOSEN will pub in September, I promise. I will be doing quite a bit of writing while sailing on the Big Boat....


I hate the idea of taking in these sights in between writing about blood-thirsty supernatural groups but somebody has to....

Watch for the Big Blood Bash Giveaway to commence sometime in September! What do ya get? Well FREE LOOT guys! Of course. And, now that I know how many purse sluts there are out there *delicately clears throat* I will then add a BRAND new Guess purse to the mix! That's right! I'll have all three Blood paperbacks, author swag and a beautiful Guess purse. I'd love to offer a Red purse but we'll have to see what captures my fickle fancy! ;)


Now you Boy Readers! Don't despair. I think I *might* be able to come up with a substitution... like a leather man or something? I think I can switch gears and think like a man for about... three and a half seconds. Or... you can give your lucky female something cute and steal the books? Uh-huh.

And NOW! Check out the latest teaser Readers! And here's the secret; Blood is for people that are nosey parkers and want to be in a lot of the character's heads. Head-hopping abounds! I've introduced even more characters and hope to flesh out additional story lines for more dissection in the next installment... what? There's going to be more Blood. Well... yeah! lol.

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“So what? Vamps are just cool now...?” Scott asked. “Correct me if I'm wrong... father. But, didn't we just have a vampire barbecue out in the back yard?”

“We did,” Michael enthused, dragging a lollipop in an out of his mouth, a red stain like blood appearing and disappearing as he worked the red orb over.

Julia sighed, but she held Scott's hand, and just that small gesture made her more calm, less agitated. She tried not to stare at the newest part of the triangle that they would become, but it was almost impossible.

Delilah was reclining on a fainting couch in the parlor as if in repast. However, she was alert, her eyes moving endlessly over the people that packed the small room, made even tinier by their cloistered presence.

“Do not disparage me, your own kin know why I've come,” she said, partially answering both brothers. Julia didn't know how she did it, that bored tone. She wished she was as adept at emulating boredom.

Jacqueline nodded. “Is it not interesting....”

“No,” Adi replied.

“Nothing you say is interesting, it's all lame as hell,” Michael finished.

Jacqueline looked at them like they were bugs to be squished.

“Enough.” Marcus looked at his two children. “Jacqueline will pay for her crime against Julia.”

“The attempted murder,” Truman corrected and Julia gave him a look. He narrowed his eyes on Marcus. “Where I come from, poisoning someone is immediate grounds for jail time.”

Marcus looked at Truman, then at Jacqueline. “It is more complicated than that, Wolf.”

“Seems simple to me,” Truman commented and Julia gave a small smile. He didn't look like Truman anymore, but he sounded so much like him it made Julia's heart ache for Alaska- her past. Karl Truman, the hard-nosed cop from Homer, had survived the change with who he was- intact.

“Jacqueline is of royal blood,” Marcus began to explain.

“And a bunch of other shit too,” Adi said and Slash hid a smile with his hand....

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Oh boy! Look how the tide has turned? What are some of our villains to do with all the forces standing in the way of their scheming? And who is missing from this scene? Who is new? 

I understand that I'm a naughty author who teases. I get that. And I apologize about my compulsion to make good on offering teasers.... of course, I'm very consistent and will be offering more still!

Thank you, Tamara
xo



Thursday, August 15, 2013

Cover Reveal: Dannika Dark's SEVEN YEARS...!


Oh my Guys! Everyone knows how much I dig Dark's work! So when I heard there was a new series and I could be part of book # 1's cover reveal...

Well fangirl doesn't quite cover it- lol

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ohhh... ahhh. Check it out! I'm dying!

Yum!

Coming October 22, 2013!

Blurb:


Seven years ago, my world ended.
Seven years later, my new life began.

It's been seven years since Lexi Knight lost her brother in a tragic accident. On the anniversary of his death, her brother's best friend shows up unexpectedly - a man she hasn't seen since the funeral. He is no longer the boy Lexi once knew, but a dangerous-looking man with tattoos and dark secrets. He broke her trust and abandoned her family, yet what he reveals makes it impossible to stay angry. Lexi has been secretly infatuated with Austin since childhood, so finding out he's a Shifter just makes him sexier. Dammit.

Austin Cole has returned to the city where he grew up, and just in time. He's lived a hard life these past seven years, and the shadows of his past are threatening to destroy Lexi's family. It's time that she learned the truth about her brother, but there is a shocking twist that Austin never saw coming. Now he must protect her family when her mother and sister wind up in mortal danger. Will Lexi learn to accept the truth about who he is, and can Austin salvage a relationship from the ruins of their past?

Author Bio:


This is the segment where you learn a little more about who I am, so here's what I can tell you:  I drink copious amounts of vitamin water placed precariously close to my laptop while writing. These are two healthy habits I have no intention of breaking. I'm a transplant living in the south, but I was born in the 70's to a military dad who moved us around the world.

When I'm not writing (which is all the time), I'm hunting down Indie music, watching movies, reading, eating Tex-Mex, discovering new ways to humiliate myself bowling, and burning up my laptop battery on the Internet. I have a relaxed, easy-going personality and don't like drama. I live with a cat who thinks she is a dog, or a goat (she eats plastic, so I'm not sure which).

Throughout my life, I've had insomnia. Counting sheep never worked and eventually I would imagine those sheep were the sole source of food after an apocalyptic battle where only thousands survived. I made up stories in a futile attempt to bore myself to sleep. The problem was, I got so wrapped up in my "head stories" that I would continue them through the following nights, changing it up each time to make it more exciting. Eventually, I started writing my ideas down - creating short stories, and then I discovered my love for poetry.

It's almost embarrassing how many spiral notebooks and stacks of paper I have of poetry and lyrics. 

Another passion: digital art. I design all my book covers, marketing, and series art. I'm a very visual person and pursued photography as an avid hobby for many years. 

I am not a YA author (I feel like I have to state this only because I've had a few people ask), but I think it's wonderful there are so many books available to teens in Urban Fantasy and Paranormal.  

I am finally doing what I have always wanted to do: giving my characters a pulse through writing full time. I focus on adult urban fantasy romance, but I don't like labels and I enjoy blending genres to break out of the confines of predictability.

But it's what I love to do.

Danni 
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Saturday, August 3, 2013

CHOSEN News... Moving... Freight Trains, Giveaways and Other Tidbits!

Hi Readers.... here's a gif of my mind:


That's normal speed. That's the way the story goes until I write the words: THE END.
Some clever readers have noticed this issue:

"I didn't have time to breathe because of the non-stop action!"
"The pacing of the book is frenetic, volatile and never-ending...."

Or, my personal fave:
"I love her writing!"

Oh... that's mine. Yeah, I do love what I write. However, see gif above. That's the speed, guys. That's the only way I see it. If I'm writing I'm capturing this movie-like image in my mind and I better do it right then or it'll be gone like the scenery that passes by the window in the train inside my head.
Weird?
Kinda. Lol.
It is what it is.

So, what's happening with CHOSEN?
It's all downhill from here:

Once I get to the 50% mark or so in a work, I'm screaming down the asphalt at top speed toward the end. Even I can't believe who and what I've included in CHOSEN. 
The POVs!
The ARCs!
The Atrocities!

Barely plausible, totally fantastical!

Tony and Jacqueline have taken a front seat on this train guys and their driving it all the way to the depot. Neither are what they seem.
And neither is The Feral.
What happened to him?
Wow, are we gonna find out!

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The mediocre, hate-to-deliver-news: 

It looks like, since I'm moving my entire household from Alaska to South Dakota mid-month it'll put a crimp in my gitty-up and CHOSEN might... or might not get pubbed on Labor Day weekend like I'd hoped. 


It will be very close! But with this cross-state travel, spotty internet... and the like, It could be as late as Sep. 10th.

The Great, I-Dig-FREE-Stuff news:

However, I will be sweetening the deal- big time with the BLOOD BASH GIVEAWAY TBA shortly! What's the loot? Well, many of you who watch my vlogs (and for those who don't), will be able to get one of those handbags I trot through while I do the vlog. Plus author swag, plus a Signed copy of not 
One
Not Two--
But Three Blood books!
SINGERS
SONG
CHOSEN

New Guess Handbag
Candy
Author Swag

That's right! Enter to win soon and get three signed paperbacks plus swag with a cool handbag.

P.S. You guy readers (yeah, there's a stubborn faction of males that love the tech and violence... I know who you are). Keep the books and hand over the purse to your girlfriend or wife before someone gets hurt. 

I promise next time I'll do something a little more gender-neutral and you only have to put up with it this time... *winks*


Take care-  Tamara