Sunday, November 1, 2015

Blog Takeover II

Hi all!

Katey’s mentioned me a few times, but now I’m hijacking her blog (Thanks, Katey!) to introduce myself. I’m Jenna Rose and I’m Katey’s co-author on Kanaan & Tilney: The Case of the Arms Dealers. You can find me over here, and you can see Katey’s takeover of my own blog yesterday as well. She’s awesome, as you all know already, so go read it and enjoy her awesomeness.

K&T has come a long, long way since Katey and I first dreamed it up. It’s original inception was a joke that turned into countless hours of worldbuilding (just wait ‘til you guys see what we have in store!), writing, and edits upon edits. And, of course, the blog tour, which ends here with me today. I’ll miss it. I’ve had a lot of fun going around and talking about these two weird boys and the world they live in. Here are the stops we made:

The Novel Approach: Worldbuilding
The Prism Book Alliance: Kanaan & Tilney: The Soundtrack
Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words: Authors Interview

Huge thank you to everyone who hosted us! Hopefully, we’ll see many of you again when the next Kanaan & Tilney book comes out. No arms dealers this time around, but we can promise more puns. And thank you, of course, to Katey for letting me kidnap your blog and ramble about, well,  pretty much nothing, really. You are beautiful. (Hah! Gotcha back! Take that :P) Thanks again, everyone!

Kanaan & Tilney: The Case of the Arms Dealers now available from Loose Id, All Romance eBooks, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.


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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Kanaan & Tilney, hot off the presses!

Er, the virtual presses, anyhow. Kanaan & Tilney: The Case of the Arms Dealers, is now available from Loose Id, Amazon Kindle Store, ETA All Romance Ebooks, and--hey I'll keep everyone updated as more go live, yeah! You can also watch this page, where I'll be adding them. 

For those watching the blog tour scene (and please do--there's a giveaway for copies of the book!):

And throughout the week, there will be fun tidbits posted at TRS's Spookapalooza, so keep an eye out for that! Jenna and I both keep things updated on our tumblrs (Jenna - Me), so that's a good way to keep up, too.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

New Stuff and Saaaaaaaaaaaaales~

First, I had a great time at GRL San Diego, so thanks to everyone who made it awesome. (Here's a tiny rundown for those interested.) 

Great week for books, y'all--from my point of view! Right now, at the Loose Id blog, I've got a post up about a lot of the personal stuff that went into BACK TO THE SKY. Okay, so that may not be exciting to anyone but me, but give it a shot if you're interested in just why the book is more navel-gazey than most things I put out there. What is potentially exciting to more than me for sure is that both of my Elementals books are 20% off this week at Loose Id, which is huge!

Cool, right?

And speaking of discounts...

KANAAN & TILNEY: THE CASE OF THE ARMS DEALERS is coming on Tuesday eeee! It's already available for pre-order, though, and you get a nice 10% discount if you go for it, so check it out

Jenna and I are going to be bouncing all over the net this week talking about our wonderful/weird mash up of paranormal/suspense/romance and our boys, Lowell Kanaan and John Tilney. So be sure to check out...

We'll be posting links as the stops go live, so please join us for fun, facts, and a giveaway!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Hotties Abound

All kinds of hotties. First, if you haven't already seen via the K&T site, there are excerpts around for Kanaan & Tilney: The Case of the Arms Dealers, now. (I'm also gonna read a different passage from it at GRL this weekend, so please come see me if you're there! ♥) Check out all the excerpts here! Warning, though, one is VERY NSFW. Just how we like it >.>

More immediately, though, as in today--Haunted Hotties Vol. 1 is alive! There are loads of great stories in this one, perfect for getting you into the spirit of the season. My little tale is called Præsidium, and it involves demons, a demon-hunter, and a witch, and... oh man. Check it out at these places:

And probably more soon!

If you just want to try them out one at a time, they're also available individually. You can find Præsidium here:

But it's a better deal to buy the whole thing, and you will not regret it. I read them while we were proofing and. Yeah. Go for it :D [ETA: Oooh, an excellent review already! Awesome, thanks Inked Rainbow!]

And now... I better go catch this flight. Right!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Haunted Hotties for Halloween

... okay that might've been overdoing it on the alliteration, but still. Torquere's Haunted Hotties is coming soon, and I get to be in Volume 1 with all these wonderful authors!

Pre-order link is already up at Torquere, and soon to come at various resellers. Release is October 14th, though, so you've got plenty of time to get into the holiday spirit. :D Have I ever mentioned Halloween is my favorite holiday? It totally is.

As for my story, Præsidium... hey how about an excerpt to introduce you to Thackeray, the demon hunter.. and demon-haunted:

It's a power-struggle every time you meet someone new. Think about it-- you go out to dinner, sit down, look at someone new across the table—business associate, first date, whatever—and you're engaged in a skirmish. You're trying to figure out who has the upper hand in the conversation, and whatever there is of the relationship. You're trying to decide if you can feel confident enough to pretend you don't find the stretches of silence between topics disconcerting.
Seir was feeling chatty tonight—he was always stirred up when we neared the end of a chase. Antonin had gone off to the bathroom, and I was staring down a piece of apple pie in the one all-night diner in town. I thought, You just love to hear yourself yammer. I swear it's masturbation via rhetoric. Starting to feel like I'm in a Quentin Tarantino film. We're even in a diner. 
 He said, I'm not wrong, though. 
 I stirred my coffee lazily, clink, clink, clink. Then finally answered as if he hadn't heard the thoughts it took me to get there. If no one wins the struggle, as in both declare defeat, the silences are intolerable to everyone
The point is that you've got to be the one in control, or someone else is controlling you, or you're spinning out of control, which never leads to anything good (for more than a few minutes at a time.) Wouldn't you say? He knew goddamn well that, I wouldn't. What if the person gets control of you and does horrible things? It was a layered statement: it could be about him and me, and how he couldn't possess, just haunt. Or it could be about me and Antonin, here. The potential for some form of control implicit in physical attraction. 
So be the one to win. It's not that difficult; it's a question of your belief in yourself being stronger than his in himself. I snorted. The most delusional wins? 
 It's not delusion: it's self-manifesting superiority. Try it. People will eat it out of your hand. "So you keep saying," I mumbled aloud. 
Antonin slid back into the booth across from me. "What?" 
"Nothing." I made an attempt to appear extra grouchy—that was usually all it took to discourage questions. 
 He cocked an eyebrow but said nothing. In the real light of the diner, it was hard not to notice how flattering the freckles sprinkled liberally over his golden-brown nose, cheeks, and forehead were. 
 I wasn’t usually a freckles guy. Huh. "I need you to help me stop them.” 
 He stabbed a spoon into the bowl of melting ice cream before him. Peanut butter chocolate. Too rich for my blood—not too sweet for his, apparently. "Don't you think you could tell me a little about yourself first?" 
 "Because you're just some stranger who swung into town and happened to know about a bunch of evil shit about to go down. Also, you attacked me in the shrubs." 
 Fair point, but I wasn't giving in. "I didn't attack you, I took you to a more secure location to question you, first. I could've attacked you. We wouldn't be having this conversation." 
 "And you'd be no closer to figuring out how to fuck up their demonic plans." 
 I pinched the bridge of my nose. "What do you want to know?" 
 "Who are you? Really. Not your name; who you are, what you do." 
 I pushed my barely-touched pie away. I don't even like pie. It just seemed like the thing to order, in a place like this. 
 I'm bad at human things, sometimes. I pretend that's not because of Seir. Maybe it's even true. I had a weird childhood, to say the least. 
 I said, "I'm Thackeray, and I hunt demons. Any time there's a frayed piece of the Veil, I know about it; I go there and I fix the situation." 
 "Okay, so who do you work for? Who can convince a handsome, capable, brick shithouse of a man like you to demon hunt?" 
 I ignored everything but the ‘capable’ part, which was true. "Myself." 
 "Right, but someone has to pay you." 
 "I wish they did." 
 He watched me for a moment, like he was trying to tell if I was serious. When I didn't flinch, he said, "Yeah, all right, man. But why do you do it, then? You can’t be hurting for options. You could be a bodyguard or—I don’t know. A fitness model. Jesus Lord Almighty." 
 Again, I ignored the compliments, uncertain what to do with them. "Don't ask if you don't really want to know." 
 Something like annoyance flared behind his eyes. "Start talking, or I walk." 
"Fine. When I was three years old, my mother tried to kill me."

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Kanaan & Tilney Cover Time~

Cover by Dar Albert
Soooo excited. I just. I mean. Look at them! For a better glimpse, check out their page over at, complete with blurb, and soon to have excerpts and all that other great stuff. 

This baby releases on the 20th--barring disaster--so it's right after I get home from GRL. I thinnnnnk, therefore, that my reading there should include these lovely dorks. Yes, good.

Why should you be interested? For adventure! There's a Zombie Mafia (not actual zombies, btw) and they sell body parts. (Get it? Arms dealers? What, we like puns...) For romance! Cranky wolf-boy is a total marshmallow on the inside, batty pyrokinetic is pure sunshine. For the characters! Demisexual mystery author, Arab-American ex-cop--you don't see either every day, right? For the world! All manner of praeternaturals are hanging around Boston: Elementalists, Beasts, Psychogenics, Terrans, and Necropmorphs, oh my. For the mystery! The murdered man was not a very nice guy, after all...

As you might've guessed, Jenna and I are really excited about this one. Check it out!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

And the Winners Are...

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Everyone's been contacted, and they'll be getting their shiny new copies of BACK TO THE SKY ASAP. Thanks so much to everyone who checked out the blog tour! If you missed the rest of the activity, it's still worth checking out for little tidbits and rambles, so here's what went on:

@ MM Good I talked about the elements and my fascination with elemental creatures and characters. Includes a book review!
@ Diverse Reader I did something a little more personal than usual and talked about authors (... me) putting pieces of themselves (... myself >.>) into characters. Includes a book review!
@ The Romance Studio I talked about the inspiration for the "Dirty Girl Scouts" excerpt. Body shots ftw.
@ Joyfully Jay you'll find an exclusive, super NSFW excerpt. Looking to heat things up, here's the ticket! Feeling blue that you didn't win a copy? Let this salve your wounded soul!

Right that's coming on a little strong, but you get my point.

Thanks so much for coming along for the ride. ♥