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cover mess - 250Legacy of Ghosts is competing in this month’s Cover Wars on The Masquerade Crew Blog. You can vote once a day for your two favorite covers from among the fifteen entries. Be sure to stop in and choose the ones you like the best – and remember you can do it once a day!

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Breaking the Silence by Jesse C. Rice-Jones

Today’s excerpts are from Breaking the Silence by Jesse C. Rice-Jones

 

For the curious this book is an in-your-face expose’ of actual events and activities not generally discussed in a public forum. For those prepared to embrace the mysterious it offers glimpses into the unknowable. As regards inspiration, the text implies that the search for inspiration is an individual journey that can not be universalized.

Too soon circumstances taught me that an imaginary father, no matter how idealized the image, can never be enough. Yet, that same positive image I had cherished made it possible for me to finally accept and even to love my father in all his frailty, body and soul. I thank my mother for not tarnishing my conception of my absent father. And by some harsh perhaps twisted logic, I must also thank my father. His absence allowed me to walk on the wild side. Brutal as that path has been, I like where it has taken me. And yes, I am still walking. So come now, walk with me awhile…

My mother, my sister Naomi, and I attended my father’s memorial service. There were many others–friends, patrons, gallery owners, and fellow artists. They had brought paintings and sculptures of his they’d collected over the years, as well as many words of love, admiration, and amusing anecdotes. Finally, my father’s best friend at the end of his moving eulogy pointed to my sister and me saying, “Peter, to his great loss, neglected to acknowledge his best work.”  All eyes turned to us. For a moment we became part of the exhibition of collectables. Most people in that room hadn’t seen or heard from Peter for years; most had no idea that he had children and that two of them were in their midst. My sister wept. I took her hand and we went out into the freshness of the surrounding May gardens. A crow was waiting for us.

You can get Breaking the Silence from Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/421475

 

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hugggggJesse C. Rice-Jones is a native of Vancouver, Canada. He grew up without a television. Instead he mastered tree climbing and read The Lord of the Rings, Sherlock Holmes, The Little Prince, The Hardy Boys, Robin Hood, and Eric the Viking, among others, by the age of twelve. He has worked in the film industry and coached basketball to youths. He is currently working as a personal trainer. He is passionate about Martial Arts, music, coaching, and writing.

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Interview with Pio

Hello! My name is Katelina, and welcome to Weekend Character Interviews. Using state of the art-mumbo-jumbo author magic, Jo has temporarily bent the laws of fictional space and time to allow various literary universes to converge long enough for me to ask different characters a few questions. Since I spend a lot of time in the Amaranthine series quizzing vampires on what they’re doing, where they’re going and why, Jo thought I would be the perfect interviewer. 

Today we are interviewing Pio from Jan Marie’s angelic romance novella Angelic Confessions.

Katelina: Welcome Pio! Can you tell us a little about yourself?

Pio: I have never thought about myself much. I am an angel and my service, my existence is to my Lord. Also to Aye.

K: Since you’re an angel you’re beautiful. Can you describe yourself for the folks reading this?

P: I have dark black hair and deep blue eyes.

K: That’s not very detailed, but as you said you don’t think much of yourself, but let’s try one more personal question, how do you evolve during the story?

P: You could say I go from the obedient servant to a bit of a rebel by falling in love with my boss’s daughter, but there is a secret in that.

K: Oh! A romance!

P: Yes I am with Aye.

K: What is it that attracted you to her?

P: I would have to say her stubbornness. I have fun breaking through her walls she puts up at times.

K: Do you have any enemies in the story?

P: That would be my love’s twin brother. We are enemies in that we both have interest in Aye.

K: I see. So is your biggest challenge dealing with him or something else?

P: Protecting a girl that can get into more trouble without trying. Her innocence makes her prime target to be taken advantage of.

K: I see. What event do you think has had the most impact on your life?

P: Falling in love with Aye.

K: I kind of expected that. You’re a bit of a sarcastic character aren’t you?

P: Yes, yes I am.

K: I got that general impression. But then I spend a lot of time with sarcastic characters. Sometimes I’d like a vacation. What about you? If you could have anything in the world, what would it be?

P: To become human and be with Aye.

K: Now that’s sweet! It looks like we’re running out of time. Real quick, if you could say anything to your readers, what would it be?

P: Angels are nothing like you think.

K: And do you have a message for your author?

P: Thank you for telling our story.

K: And with that we’re out of time! Thanks to Pio for coming in. You can find Angelic Confessions at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Angelic-Confessions-Book-Jan-Marie/dp/1492207772

Special thanks to Jan Marie for playing along.

If you’re an author and would like your character(s) to be interviewed by me, then check out this very cool page that has all the details:

http://joleenenaylor.wordpress.com/character-interviews/

Book Blast with Jay Faulkner – Children of Shadows Blog Tour Day 22

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Book six, Children of Shadows, is officially unleashed on an unsuspecting world. Join Katelina and Jorick as they battle an ancient vampire cult and meet new allies and enemies.

Katelina only got a seven day vacation on the beach before she had to forsake the ocean surf for the cold of the vampires’ world, but I get twenty-two days away from my blog. That’s twenty-two days of sun, fun, and – since it’s an Amaranthine tour – vampires! So join me as we tour the blogosphere to celebrate the release of Children of Shadows.

Day 22:

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Today is the last day of the blog tour and the last day to enter the giveaway. If you haven’t yet, then follow this link to a new page where you can enter to win via the very cool widget.

And then stop by Jay Faulkner’s blog where Children of Shadows is being featured today.

I’d like to thank everyone who’s come on this three week journey with myself and the Amaranthine crew. Hope you had half as much fun as we did!

About the giveaway, here are the awesome prizes I’m giving away:

1st prize: Amaranthine t-shirt (size is winner’s choice), set of bookmarks, and $20 gift card for Barnes and Noble or Amazon (winner’s choice).

2nd prize: Amaranthine t-shirt (size is winner’s choice), bookmark set

3rd prize: The last Executioner trading card set

sig-for-cosHope to see you there!

Night Photography – Children of Shadows Blog Tour Day 21

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Book six, Children of Shadows, is officially unleashed on an unsuspecting world. Join Katelina and Jorick as they battle an ancient vampire cult and meet new allies and enemies.

Katelina only got a seven day vacation on the beach before she had to forsake the ocean surf for the cold of the vampires’ world, but I get twenty-two days away from my blog. That’s twenty-two days of sun, fun, and – since it’s an Amaranthine tour – vampires! So join me as we tour the blogosphere to celebrate the release of Children of Shadows.

Day 21:

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Amy McGuire is a fellow author whose books are aimed at a YA audience. We all know YA just means Young Adult and older, so be sure to check those out!

Today she’s hosting me on my blog tour as I talk about photographing at night. Why night photography? because, when you’re hanging with vampires and get bitten by the camera bug, you don’t have much choice but to embrace the darkness.

While you’re there, be sure to enter the giveaway for your chance to win one of three awesome prizes:

1st prize: Amaranthine t-shirt (size is winner’s choice), set of bookmarks, and $20 gift card for Barnes and Noble or Amazon (winner’s choice).

2nd prize: Amaranthine t-shirt (size is winner’s choice), bookmark set

3rd prize: The last Executioner trading card set

sig-for-cosHope to see you there!

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Spring Fling Blog Hop!

SFH redoneThanks so much for stopping in! As you can see I’ve joined the Spring is in the Air bloghop which is hosted by quite a few lovely blogs, including I Smell Sheep, which is one of my favorites. There is a $70 gift card giveaway with the hop, and I have my own giveaway as well where you can win a 20$ gift card and more (see the bottom of this post for details)

So. A Spring bloghop. Yep. Spring is finally in the air – sort of – and I’m glad. I’m tired of winter. I mean really, really tired. But, I bet I’m not half as tired of it as the protagonist in my Amaranthine series, Katelina.

The sixth book in the series, Children of Shadows, has just been released, and Katelina is slogging through the end of winter.  Just because spring is finally coming doesn’t mean things are going to get warm anytime soon, which leaves her wearing the second hand coat her boyfriend Jorick gave her.

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Not very stylish, is it? Why hasn’t she bothered to buy a new coat? Probably because every time she buys clothes she ends up losing her luggage thanks to some crazy vampire catastrophe, like being kidnapped, getting attacked, or having to flee for her life from a crazy ancient cult. Just the usual hazards of hanging out with vampires, but I think it’s time we find our heroine something new. What should she pick?

Something girly?

Something sporty?

Something leather?

 

Something fur lined?

Something kawaii?

Something a little lolita?

Or maybe something a little more vampire?

What do you think? Leave your vote in the comments below and be sure to enter the giveaways!

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Children of Shadows: Legends rise and secrets are revealed in a world where vampires walk, drenched in blood and shadows.

An extinct cult resurfaces to wage war on the vampire guilds. Led by a familiar face, they wreak havoc while Katelina and Jorick are trapped in Munich. Ume, a vampiress who claims to know Verchiel, offers the help of her secret organization.

But, can they trust Ume and her friends? Why have the Children of Shadows reappeared? Is it really a former ally that leads them, or a look alike?

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To enter my giveaway please click this link and follow the directions on the widget*

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And to enter for a chance at a $70 gift card please follow this link and do the same:

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Thanks so much for stopping by, and please check out the other participating blogs:

 

1. Bitten by Romance 18. Dani Harper, Paranormal Author 35. Gretchen Roberts
2. Lisa Jung 19. Sherri @ Urban Girl Reader 36. Elise Hepner
3. A.L. Kessler 20. Mina Khan 37. Rayna Noire
4. Lusty Penguin Reviews 21. Catharina Shields 38. Morgan K Wyatt
5. Mia Bishop 22. Joleene Naylor 39. Dawn Marie Hamilton Writes
6. Lisa Chalmers 23. Matthew Alan Thyer 40. Taking Time for Mommy
7. I Smell Sheep 24. Krystal Shannan 41. Jeanine McAdam
8. Karen Cino 25. Carolyn Gibbs 42. Tawdra Kandle
9. Liana Brooks 26. Rage, Sex and Teddy Bears 43. Mama Knows Books
10. Booked & Loaded 27. Catherine Stine 44. Holley Trent
11. Dianne Hartsock 28. Susan Arden~ Bad Boys 45. Renee Luke
12. Fangs, Wands & Fairy Dust (US) 29. Reading Between the Wines 46. Ambrielle Kirk
13. Madison Sevier 30. Rhi Reading 47. MYTHICAL BOOKS( INT)
14. Donna Augustine 31. Christina Irelan 48. Tista Ray
15. CJ Burright 32. Lacey Leigh 49. Natasha Blackthorne
16. Harper A. Brooks 33. E. S. P. 50. Between The Pages
17. Just Jeannie’s Books & Bling 34. Sedona Venez 51. Natalie- Nicole Bates

*Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Winner is responsible for providing a mailing address for the prizes and/or an email address for the gift card. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble. This giveaway is sponsored by the author, Joleene Naylor. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send and email to Joleene (at) joleenenaylor (dot) com

Katelina Gets Interviewed – Children of Shadows Blog Tour Day 19

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Book six, Children of Shadows, is officially unleashed on an unsuspecting world. Join Katelina and Jorick as they battle an ancient vampire cult and meet new allies and enemies.

Katelina only got a seven day vacation on the beach before she had to forsake the ocean surf for the cold of the vampires’ world, but I get twenty-two days away from my blog. That’s twenty-two days of sun, fun, and – since it’s an Amaranthine tour – vampires! So join me as we tour the blogosphere to celebrate the release of Children of Shadows.

Day 19:

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Donna Augustine is a fantasy author with an awesome blog. Be sure to check out her other posts while you’re there.

Since everyone else has been interviewed, it was time for Katelina to step into the hot seat and answer questions such as “Do you regret [leaving with Jorick]?” or “Are you EVER going to get turned?” Okay, maybe not that question, but you get the idea.

While you’re there, be sure to enter the giveaway for your chance to win one of three awesome prizes:

1st prize: Amaranthine t-shirt (size is winner’s choice), set of bookmarks, and $20 gift card for Barnes and Noble or Amazon (winner’s choice).

2nd prize: Amaranthine t-shirt (size is winner’s choice), bookmark set

3rd prize: The last Executioner trading card set

sig-for-cosHope to see you there!

Diana Persaud interviews Jorick – Children of Shadows Blog Tour Day 18

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Book six, Children of Shadows, is officially unleashed on an unsuspecting world. Join Katelina and Jorick as they battle an ancient vampire cult and meet new allies and enemies.

Katelina only got a seven day vacation on the beach before she had to forsake the ocean surf for the cold of the vampires’ world, but I get twenty-two days away from my blog. That’s twenty-two days of sun, fun, and – since it’s an Amaranthine tour – vampires! So join me as we tour the blogosphere to celebrate the release of Children of Shadows.

Day 18:

palmtreesDiana Persaud is the author of werewolf erotica romance. Am I the only who’s instantly intrigued?

Not only does she write an intriguing book, she does an intriguing interview! And thanks to my presence, Jorick even answers! See what he says to questions like “What is your worst fear?”, “What would you do if you had control of Katelina?” and “What will you do with this whipped cream?”

While you’re there, be sure to enter the giveaway for your chance to win one of three awesome prizes:

1st prize: Amaranthine t-shirt (size is winner’s choice), set of bookmarks, and $20 gift card for Barnes and Noble or Amazon (winner’s choice).

2nd prize: Amaranthine t-shirt (size is winner’s choice), bookmark set

3rd prize: The last Executioner trading card set

sig-for-cosHope to see you there!

On Writing Paranormal – Children of Shadows Blog Tour Day 17

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Book six, Children of Shadows, is officially unleashed on an unsuspecting world. Join Katelina and Jorick as they battle an ancient vampire cult and meet new allies and enemies.

Katelina only got a seven day vacation on the beach before she had to forsake the ocean surf for the cold of the vampires’ world, but I get twenty-two days away from my blog. That’s twenty-two days of sun, fun, and – since it’s an Amaranthine tour – vampires! So join me as we tour the blogosphere to celebrate the release of Children of Shadows.

Day 17:

palmtreesNot only does Suddenly They All Died have an awesome blog title (right?) but it is also run by awesome fellow writer Kay Kauffman.

Kay is a fantasy writer, and as such she wondered what some of the pitfalls to writing paranormal are. I only run into one main one and that is….

Check the post to find out! While you’re there, be sure to enter the giveaway for your chance to win one of three awesome prizes:

1st prize: Amaranthine t-shirt (size is winner’s choice), set of bookmarks, and $20 gift card for Barnes and Noble or Amazon (winner’s choice).

2nd prize: Amaranthine t-shirt (size is winner’s choice), bookmark set

3rd prize: The last Executioner trading card set

sig-for-cosHope to see you there!

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