Paranormal Romance Blog Tour 2015 Day 5: Sneak Peaks/Giveaway Links Recap

Day 5 of the Paranormal Blog Tour: Sneak Peek

Day 5 of the Paranormal Blog Tour: Sneak Peek

Welcome to the last day of the 2015 Paranormal Romance Blog Tour. Today is the wrap up of all the fun with a sneak peak and other surprises from the participating authors. I’ll be giving a sneak peak from my current Time Travel Romance, Everything For Love. It’s also going to be one of my NaNoWriMo projects this year. I’m about half way through, and hope to write about 25K words to complete it. The other 25K to win NaNo will be for the next series in the Beware of Warlocks world that will involve Cassandra, Catherine’s mortal friend.

Support Marilyn Vix to write another year during NANO 2015!

Support Marilyn Vix to write another year during NANO 2015!

To help with my word goal and NaNo, I’m fundraising to sponsor myself for a ticket for the Night of Writing Dangerously on Nov. 15. It’s the special fundraising night for the website. It’s a Write-A-Thon dinner where everyone writes with a fabulous candy bar to help spur us towards our word count. Many people ring the bell of victory reaching the 50K at this event. I’m just happy to be able to make it. Of course, you’ll benefit from the writing that is done and that it supports the website and NaNo educational writing programs.

So, please consider a sponsorship. I’m giving away Beware of Warlocks swag with different levels of donation. LINK HERE TO THE NIGHT OF WRITING DANGEROUSLY SPONSOR PAGE!

Now, as promised, here is a sneak peek excerpt from Everything For Love:

**We find Deidre, the timenaut, in the middle of a shopping spree to get her to fit in with the new time period, 1914 London.

She directed the car to head over to the next dress shop. She wanted to get at least something purchased to insure she’ll make a splash at the next dinner. She looked out at the shops. They looked more deserted and shabby. People started to walk more on the street, with more wagons. Cars were less prevalent in this neighborhood.

Deidre noticed people starting to stop and look at her car more often. She leaned back in her seat, looking through the window, her blonde curls coming down out of her hat after the extensive fitting. She’d have to fix that later. She tried to tuck some back under the hat when the Napier pulled up at a shop.

It looked deserted. The pealing paint had the name Mercantile/Fabric, but everything appeared shut. It wasn’t the first time that information at been wrong on the GPS database. Some records weren’t as thorough as other time periods. She opened the door and got out to go to look at the windows.

She pressed up against the front window, and leaned to see in the shop. No lighting, with thick dust. It looked like it had been shut for some time. It was a shame. She was looking forward to wearing a famous designer. It would be a treat to see something in person than in a black and white jpeg.

Deidre heard a shuffle behind her and turned. Two men startled her as they walked up. They didn’t have suits and wore workers clothes that were disheveled. They were unshaven, and one was smoking a cigar. “Beg your pardon miss, but do you have a ‘Bob’ or two for some down and out folk like us. Been an awfully long time since we’ve had a meal.”

She held her purse with both hands, and stepped back. “I’m sorry. I don’t have any extra change really.”

“We’ll take what we need then.”

They came toward her, one grabbing her arm, as the other grabbed her purse. Deidre didn’t know what happened next except it seemed like a whirlwind of action. Another man came from the alley to the side, and jumped the man closest to him.

It gave her a chance to do a twist and pull the other man’s arm back until he begged for mercy. She’d only had to use the defense moves only once before, and turned to be ready for the new stranger. She turned to look at him, and was dazzled by his smile. It was him, the familiar stranger. The mysterious dark haired man looked focused and alert. He quickly dispatched the man she had in a lock, sending him spiraling to the dirt. The two men ran off quickly. He slapped his hands together. “We make a good team.”

For the last day of fabulous posts, visit the other participating authors in the blog tour.

**Here’s the list of giveaways for one last chance to enter:

1) Marilyn Vix’s Giveaway: http://gvwy.io/329hzoy

2) Sara Roethle’s Giveaway: http://saracroethle.com/giveaway/

3) J. A. Armitage’s Giveaway: http://jarmitageauthor.blogspot.co.uk/

4) Kessie Carroll’s Giveaway: http://netraptor.org/blog/index.php/paranormal-romance-2015-blog-hop/

5) Ani Gonzalez’s Giveaway:

http://anigonzalezblogs.blogspot.com/2015/10/paranormal-romance-blog-tour-giveaway.html

Last Chance for Book Discounts:

  • Books by Ani Gonzalez $0.99 discount Oct. 29-30

Sara Roethle’s Truth or Death is $0.99: http://www.amazon.com/Truth-Death-Bitter-Ashes-Book-ebook/dp/B010R0VGSC/

Sherry Soule’s Beautifully Broken is Free on Amazon until Oct. 31:  http://www.amazon.com/Beautifully-Broken-Paranormal-Spellbound-Prodigies-ebook/dp/B0058DE8YI

Plus, enjoy my newly released Beware of Warlocks Box Set. It’s Bewitched meets Eat, Pray, Love. Thank you for joining me and all of the participating authors in this multi-author blog tour. It makes it worth while that you stopped by. Until next year,  -Marilyn

The Beware of Warlocks Blog Tour Continues all next week. Check out today’s website at:

Deal Sharing Aunt : Interview with Marilyn

www.dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com

 

Paranormal Romance Blog Tour Day 4: Author Interviews

Day 4 of the Paranormal Blog Tour: Author Interviews

Day 4 of the Paranormal Blog Tour: Author Interviews

Welcome to the fourth day of the Paranormal Romance Blog Tour. Today is Author Interview Day. I’ve got mini-interviews from several of the participating authors. They’re going to share some of their favorite Halloween moments, how they got writing ideas, and what inspired them.

J. A. Armtiage is the author of the Guardians of Light series.

J. A. Armtiage is the author of the Guardians of Light series.

First up: Author J. Armitage

How did you get the idea for your current book?
I’d always wanted to be a surrogate and one day I was travelling to London to meet the woman who I would eventually have a baby for. It was a long journey and I started musing how strange it was to have a baby for a total stranger. I then began to think about reasons for having a baby other than to be a mother. Endless Winter was born. (a year and a half later, the baby was also born:))
Who inspired you the most to become a writer?
I read a lot as a child. I read everything I could get my hands on. I think I read every Famous Five book there was. I carried on my love of reading into adulthood. One day I read a book that I really thought was bad. It was a best-seller. I figured that I could do better. Even though I’ve sold a lot less copies than this book, my ratings are higher. No – I’m not going to say which book it was.
What is your favorite Halloween memory?
I once dressed up as Delerium from Neil Gaiman’s Endless. I do love Neil Gaiman plus having multi-coloured hair was fun for the night
My second featured author is: Kessie Carroll
Kessie Carroll is the author of

Kessie Carroll is the author of “Malevolent”, a new take on the undead.

What inspirational advice would you give a new paranormal romancewriter?

Don’t write the genre unless you really like it, and you already read it a lot. There’s a lot of derivative tropes in this genre (especially in YA), and you want to produce fresh stories, not accidentally copy everybody else. Also, check out some urban fantasy, too. Lots and lots of romance there, and there’s quite a lot of crossover.

Who inspired you the most to become a writer?

My parents, the summer they revoked my Sega Genesis privileges. Ever the rebel, I sat down and began writing stories about the games I wasn’t getting to play.

As I grew out of fanfiction, my next inspiration was Diana Wynne Jones. She did things with fantasy I had never seen before, whether it was transforming a star into a dog (Dogsbody), pulling off the most amazing time travel plot ever (Archer’s Goon), or blowing my mind with seemingly-unrelated plots (The Merlin Conspiracy). I want to write books as awesome as hers.

What is your favorite Halloween memory?

One year, while trick or treating, my brother and I were greeted by a guy with a glass cage in his hands. Inside the cage were a couple of Reese’s with a tarantula sitting on them. “If you want some candy,” he said, “you’ll have to reach in and get them from Fang.”

My brother and I just stood there and stared in shock. This didn’t fit our trick or treating regimen.

Then his wife took pity on us and came out with the candy bowl. But as we were leaving, the guy called after us, “What’s the matter? It’s just a little old tarantula!”

For more great author interview posts, visit the other participating authors in the blog tour.

**GIVEAWAYS and Book Discounts listed at the Paranormal Romance Blog Tour 2015 Page!

Plus, enjoy my newly released Beware of Warlocks Box Set. It’s Bewitched meets Eat, Pray, Love. Until tomorrow, -Marilyn

Today’s website to visit is:

October 29 Character Interview
Diane’s Book Blog

Paranormal Romance Blog Tour Day 3: Book Review

Day 3 of the Paranormal Blog Tour: Book Review

Day 3 of the Paranormal Blog Tour: Book Review

Welcome to the third day of the Paranormal Romance Blog Tour. Today on all participating author sites, you will find an array of different PR books. We’ve done some book swapping to get an idea of what we’ve all been writing. I have to say, it’s been fun seeing what everyone is up to in the paranormal writing world.

I’ve been reading participating author K.M. Caroll’s book Malevolent (The Puzzle Box Series Book 1).  And I was definitely surprised on how much I liked it. Of course, the main character lives in the San Joaquin Valley in Southern California. I grew up in the Santa Clara Valley, now known as the Silicon Valley. Plus, Caroll’s take on the undead is a new angle than I’ve read in other books. It has a scientific perspective on magic, and how it may work. This, being a long time Trekkie, got my attention.

Libby, sick from valley fever for the last six months, decides to cheer herself up by watching the arrival of the bees in her father’s almond orchard. Enter Mal. A reclusive beekeeper with unique hives, brody personality, and weird of all, he has all the makings of a vampire. Unlike her boyfriend that she longs to break up with when she has strength, her friendship with Mal develops into more than mere passing relationship. It could save her life. With Mal’s lifegiving honey, she starts to regain strength but slowly realizes the dark secrets Mal is hiding from her. She is pulled into his world of the dark undead hoping that if all else fails, what she learns can save them both.

I really couldn’t put this book down. It was incredible new spin on the undead with death motes versus life motes, a new molecule that is magic in the physical world. Keeping the balance between them is the key. The relationship between Mal and Libby is tense since it eventually becomes a love triangle. Even the aspect of a religious undead creature still suffering from his curse, but can be turned to tears by simple verse was new to me. Christian and being undead was definitely new.

Malevolent is available on Amazon. It is also a Kindle Unlimited title. http://www.amazon.com/Malevolent-Puzzle-Box-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00Z2FVAPW

Malevolent is available on Amazon. It is also a Kindle Unlimited title. http://www.amazon.com/Malevolent-Puzzle-Box-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00Z2FVAPW

I really like the new elements K.M Carroll brought into Malevolent. I’m looking forward to see what she continue to do with this series.

**** Four Star Rating

Malevolent by K.M Carroll is available at Amazon and is a Kindle Unlimited title.

For more great book review posts, visit the other participating authors in the blog tour.

**GIVEAWAYS and Book Discounts listed at the Paranormal Romance Blog Tour 2015 Page!

Plus, enjoy my newly released Beware of Warlocks Box Set. It’s Bewitched meets Eat, Pray, Love. Until tomorrow, -Marilyn

Today’s website to visit is:

Vampires, Werewolves & Fairies, Oh My

http://vampireswerewolvesfairiesohmy.blogspot.com/

Paranormal Romance Blog Tour Day 2: Behind the Scenes Blog Post

Day 2 of the Paranormal Blog Tour: Behind the Scenes Blog Post

Day 2 of the Paranormal Blog Tour: Behind the Scenes Blog Post

Welcome to Day 2 of the Paranormal Romance Blog Tour. Today, all of the authors will be posting about their “Behind the Scenes” tips or experiences to give you a sense of what it’s like to be a paranormal author. I’ve picked as my subject today, my cat editor and muse, Samantha. She is my dear furry baby. At this time of year, I’m always reminded of what it’s like to be an owner of a black cat around Halloween. Not only is she a walking Halloween decoration all year long, but an inspiration of how we shouldn’t be deceived by appearances or stereotypes. Black cats make the most wonderful pets, and really should be loved this time of year, not feared.

The Cat Muse

The Cat Muse, Samantha.

So, let me introduce you to Samantha. I named her after the TV show “Bewitched” main character, Samantha. She almost was Xena, but I decided she fit more personality wise with Samantha. Xena ended up as her middle name. She is very stubborn, and humphs whenever she is picked up. She’s past 17 years now, and I cherish every new day with her. Her back legs are a bit stiff, but she still lends me her presence while writing, laying next to me while I’m typing this blog post now. The picture shows her in cat muse position moments before I’ve written these words. She definitely is a cat friend tried and true. Though, she is hard to photograph since she is black. I have to have her on a blanket or surface that is lighter than her. Even so, it’s hard to see her cute face unless there is direct light.

Which brings me to being an owner of a black cat. This time of year is dangerous for black kitties since there are so many stereotypes. I remember taking her to the vet and she needed a medical bath. I had dropped her off and gone home when the phone rang. The attendant called me to come back and pick her up since she wasn’t allowing anyone to touch her. When I got there, my cat was in the cage, arched back, hissing, looking like all Halloween decorations. But I knew what it was. Her cute face was VERY scared. I started talking soothingly, and the attendant said, “Don’t open that cage. She’ll scratch you.”

“No. Can’t you see she’s just scared?” I reached in, and started talking calming words again to my cat. She started to debristle, and ease into my hand. I realized the lady was scared of my cat because she was black. I figured a good attendant would sense a scared cat. But the stereotype of black cats had probably been so ingrained in her with the image of scary black cats, she really thought my cat would hurt her. Thing was, I took my cat, and switched to another vet.

grumpyblkcatThere’s a day in August called National Black Cat Day where pictures are posted of black cats since they tend to be the least adopted kind of cat. Plus, today is #BLACKCATDAY on Twitter. Unfortunately, black cats are the ones that can survive really well on their own since they are black. It makes them invisible to find or catch. My cat is literally invisible when outside at night. I have to watch her or call her with cat food making sounds, because she’ll be sitting in the dark and I can’t find her. She differently is invisible at night.

Black cats make great pets, and Samantha’s my black kitty muse all year long. She’s sat next to me while writing the entire Beware of Warlocks series. I can’t think of her anyway else than as my constant cat companion, cat editor and muse. She helps my writing in so many ways, she’s almost a co-writer. When I get stuck, I’ll reach out and give her a pet and stroke to get my mind going again. She just helped me now, with a big purr as I reached over to help with this post. What writer could ask for more?

She’s everything but unlucky. She walks in front of me all the time. But it’s mostly to get me to feed her. I’m lucky to have her love and support.

So, this Halloween, think of black cats as well, a myth as those scary creatures depicted in horror films. Just like vampires, zombies, and werewolves, the spooky, black cats of Halloween are mythical legends that really don’t fit the real life cuties out there as pets with so many people. I salute them, and my cat, in all they do for their owners.

Beware of Warlocks is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and iTunes.

Beware of Warlocks is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and iTunes.

For more great “Behind the Scenes” posts, visit the other participating authors in the blog tour.

**GIVEAWAYS and Book Discounts listed at the Paranormal Romance Blog Tour 2015 Page!

Plus, enjoy my newly released Beware of Warlocks Box Set. It’s Bewitched meets Eat, Pray, Love. Until tomorrow, -Marilyn

Today’s website to visit is:

October 27
The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom
My first guest blog(different from above) will be featured on the tour.

Paranormal Blog Tour Day 1/Beware of Warlocks Blog Tour Day 1

Starts today, Oct. 26, 2015 with the launch of my series box set for Beware of Warlocks!

Starts today, Oct. 26, 2015 with the launch of my series box set for Beware of Warlocks!

WELCOME! Everyone to a huge day for me. Today is the release of the Beware of Warlocks Box Set. Let the festivities begin! Today kicks off the Paranormal Blog Tour Day 1 in which it’s time to say “Hi” to all of the fabulous paranormal authors joining me to a week of fantastic book deals, giveaways, interviews, book reviews and general fun! So without waiting any longer, here are all of the fabulous participating authors and their websites to visit daily this week:

Participating Authors:

As promised, here is the awesome list of giveaways going on this week:

Giveaway Links List for Paranormal Romance Blog Tour 2015

1) Marilyn Vix’s Giveaway: http://gvwy.io/329hzoy

2) Sara Roethle’s Giveaway: http://saracroethle.com/giveaway/

3) J. A. Armitage’s Giveaway: http://jarmitageauthor.blogspot.co.uk/

4) Kessie Carroll’s Giveaway: http://netraptor.org/blog/index.php/paranormal-romance-2015-blog-hop/

5) Ani Gonzalez’s Giveaway:

http://anigonzalezblogs.blogspot.com/2015/10/paranormal-romance-blog-tour-giveaway.html

Book Discounts:

  • Beware of Warlocks Box Set Discount on Smashwords

Smashwords Link: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/582969

Coupon Code: TA42V

Books by Ani Gonzalez $0.99 discount Oct. 29-30

Sara Roethle’s Truth or Death is $0.99: http://www.amazon.com/Truth-Death-Bitter-Ashes-Book-ebook/dp/B010R0VGSC/

Beware of Warlocks Button 300 x 225And that’s not all: I have my Beware of Warlocks Blog Tour going on as well. Each day I’ll be posting the websites to visit to check out interviews by me, guest blog posts, and even a character interview from the main character in the Beware of Warlocks series, Catherine Banks.

Today’s websites to visit are:

October 26
3 Partners in Shopping; Nana, Mommy, &; Sissy too!
October 26
Lisa’s World of Books

So, help me in doing my happy dance! Visit and share in comments how you’re enjoying the tours. It’s going to be a week full of paranormal romance! Wahahahahhahah!

Beware of Warlocks Box Set Release Events

Beware of Warlocks Banner 851 x 315It’s going to be a busy week for me starting on Oct. 26. It all starts with the release of the Beware of Warlocks box set on Monday and the launch of two blog tours. I will be hosting the Paranormal Blog Tour and starting my own blog tour to promote the box set release. You can win double the prizes if you check out both. On my site will be links to fabulous paranormal romance authors and links to giveaways, interviews and book reviews daily. Plus, during the Paranormal Blog Tour, secret discounts and freebies for ebooks will be revealed. You go to come back for that, right?

Starts Oct. 26, 2015 with the launch of my series box set for Beware of Warlocks!

Starts Oct. 26, 2015 with the launch of my series box set for Beware of Warlocks!

For the Beware of Warlocks Box Set Book Tour, I’ll be heading over to a website daily with interviews, guest blog posts, and of course, more fabulous prizes to be won. Look for the participating website(s) daily to be posted along with the Paranormal Romance Blog Tour.

Most fabulous will be the Release Party held on Wednesday Oct. 28 on Facebook. Head over to chat with me, play games, win more fabulous prizes, and just celebrate the end of a series that has been a blast to write. So much so, I’m writing a sequel series called “Beware of Vampires”. Cassandra, Catherine’s mortal friend, is going to run into more trouble than she bargains when she meets up with an ex-boyfriend of Catherine’s that happens to be a vampire. What could possibly go wrong, right?

So bookmark and come by from Oct. 26 – Nov. 9. This is going to be one heck of an on-line party affair. I would love if you could join me. -Marilyn

Release Party on Facebook Oct. 28 Link  Please stop by and join the event so you’ll get email notices on when it will start. See you there!

Paranormal Blog Tour 2015 Underway! Starts Oct. 26

Starts Oct. 26, 2015 with the launch of my series box set for Beware of Warlocks!

Starts Oct. 26, 2015 with the launch of my series box set for Beware of Warlocks!

It’s here! The planning is in full swing for this year’s Paranormal Blog Tour. We have a few returning faces, and brand new authors for your paranormal reading pleasure. Behind the scenes stories and tales of what it’s like to write paranormal romances will be shared along with author interviews, book reviews of featured books, and best of all, GIVEAWAYS! There is even some free discounts and books in the works. So, please stop by next week starting Monday, Oct. 26 for a goulish romantic affair with some of the best Indie paranormal authors on the planet. We’ll be serving up tons of treats for you. No tricks, I promise. -Marilyn

Participating Authors: