Upcoming Signing in Southern California

Just wanted to let you all know that I’ll be in Anaheim on Wednesday, Juy 25th signing copies of Intervamption and Vamped Up with hundreds of other romance authors. All proceeds benefit ProLiteracy Worldwide. Great writers. Great cause. I’d love to see you there! Take a look at the listing of who will be there and where we’ll be seated: http://www.rwa.org/cs/literacy_autographing

As for what’s been happening in my writing world lately: I finished a proposal for a new paranormal romance/urban fantasy series. (For all you non-writerly folk, a proposal is the first three chapters of the first book, a synopsis and book descriptions for the next three books in the series.) That proposal should be landing on editors’ desks in the coming months. Cross your fingers for good news! I also finished book descriptions for two more novellas in the Isle of Feralon series. I’ll go into more detail next week. 🙂

Hope to see you in Anaheim!

Forbidden by Fate Blog Touring

Just wanted to pop in to let you know I’ll be giving away 3 copies of my Isle of Feralon novellas during my blog tour. I’m giving e-copies of both Claimed by Desire and Forbidden by Fate to two lucky commenters, and I’m also giving an e-copy of Forbidden by Fate to the blog host who collects the most comments.

Want to follow along and enter to win?

Jul 2-Books N Kisses
Jul 3-Rabid Reads
Jul 4-Riverina Romantics
Jul 5-Demon Lovers Books and more
Jul 6-Novel Reflections
Jul 7-Cocktails and Books

Jul 9-Talk Supe
Jul 10-My Keeper Shelf
Jul 11-Supernatural Snark
Jul 12-Reading Romances
Jul 13-Book Lovin’ Mamas

Jul 16-Nocturnal Readings
Jul 17-Romancing the Darkside
Jul 18-Ex Libris
Jul 19-Ramblings from This Chick

Hope to see you at one (or all) of the stops! See you then and good luck!

RELEASE DAY!

Forbidden by Fate releases today!

I can’t tell you how excited I am about this story. I love the Isle of Feralon so much that I can’t help but slip back there when I skim through the pages. I hope you have the same experience. I hope you fall in love with Sasha and Damon…and I hope you get a little taste of the forbidden fruit.

Early reviews (from The Jeep Diva) say, “Damon and Sasha have an incredible love story” and “I could not put the kindle down once I started reading”. Woohoo!

If you’d like to purchase the novella from Harlequin, click HERE. From Amazon (for kindle), HERE. And Barnes and Noble (for nook), HERE.

As for me, I plan on having a wonderful release day! I’ll be going to church (to give thanks where it’s due), then cleaning a bit (or a lot, considering the mess I’ve got going), and I’ll maybe throw in a pedicure somewhere. Maybe.

Hope you have a happy July 1st! The year’s half over already. Crazy. Even crazier? Forbidden by Fate is my SIXTH published book. Yowzer…when’d that happen?

Forbidden by Fate goes on tour!

Good morning!

After a few relaxing days in Lake Tahoe with Husband (and very limited internet), I’m ready to get right down to business. FORBIDDEN BY FATE is going on tour with Lit Connect!

If you’re a reviewer or blog host interested in having me or the book as a feature on your site, take a look at the calendar, see where I fit in to your schedule and sign up!

http://events.litconnect.com/forbidden-by-fate-by-kristin-miller

Not only am I giving away an e-copy of Forbidden by Fate or Claimed by Desire to two randomly drawn commenters over the course of the tour, I’m also giving away BOTH Isle of Feralon novellas to the blog host with the most comments. Cool, right?

There are pdf’s available for review, tons of giveaways and many slots left to fill! Thanks so much for helping make Forbidden by Fate’s release a huge success!

Forbidden by Fate COVER!

Good morning!

Today is a glorious day…Forbidden by Fate has a cover!

Isn’t it gorgeous! Harlequin’s design team really outdid themselves with this one. B-e-a-utiful!

FORBIDDEN releases July 1st at your favorite e-retailer.

Here’s the back cover copy (that varies slightly from the blurb in my “book” section of this site):

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Dragon shifter Damon Frost has been banned from stepping foot onto Were land after sharing a night of pleasure with Sasha Moore, heir to the Were throne. Since then, he’s been waiting for the opportunity to return and claim her once again—until a territory dispute finally reunites him with his werewolf princess. Damon plans to use every minute with Sasha to remind her of the passion they shared—a fire he’s determined to reignite.

With their desire impossible to resist, Damon and Sasha indulge in a night of illicit ecstasy. But will it be enough to satisfy their lust? Or will their forbidden love start a war between their clans?

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Also! As if that wasn’t enough good news for one morning, my edits for Last Vamp Standing are in! They were sent off last night and arrived safe and sound on my editor’s desk first thing this morning. I’m so stinkin’ happy with these books, you guys. :big ole fat grin: 

Amazing News!

InterVamption is a Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence finalist!

I can’t believe it. I’m blown away. Stunned. Speechless.

Since I first started writing, I’ve expressed to anyone and everyone how special that contest is to me. How much I love REBECCA, Daphne Du Maurier’s greatest work. (REBECCA is far and away my favorite book. The only book I’ve read more than once–and I’ve read it five times.) Anyone who knows me well knows how many times I’ve said that I’d absolutely love to final in her contest.

And I did! Well, InterVamption did. I’m so proud of her…

The award ceremony will be held at RWA’s national conference in LA. I feel like my dream has already come true merely being a finalist…I can’t imagine it could get better from here.

(In case you were wondering how I handled the news, I screamed and cried and asked the caller if she was playing a sick joke on me. She wasn’t. I’m so glad.)

Spotlighting Faythe Reclaimed!

I’m beyond excited to be spotlighting my critique partner’s new book in the Hanaford Park series, Faythe Reclaimed, today! (Isn’t the cover gorgeous?!?) Read the blurb, dive into an excerpt, and follow the buy links to get your own copy. You won’t be disappointed. 🙂

Book Spotlight: Faythe Reclaimed

Blurb:

Running through a strange forest with a bloodthirsty demon hot on her heels wasn’t Taylor’s idea of a rockin’ evening. Then again, neither was soaring backward through time and space. Time travel chafed and left a rank, nasty aftertaste. So, when she finds herself floundering amidst a sea of Commandment-loving holy rollers who fling accusations of witchcraft and bedevilment like hotcakes in a diner, finding her way home jumps to the top of her to do list. Too bad she can’t remember who she is or where she came from. And if that wasn’t bad enough, Taylor realizes she’s fallen for Gabriel, the mysterious Latin warlock who came to her rescue.

Battling an identity crisis and lost in a time that’s not her own, Taylor is determined to find her way back to twenty-first century Hanaford Park. But first, she and Gabriel must work together to uncover the dark scourge lurking in the shadows of Salem Village, and in doing so, save their lives, and the lives of countless innocents from a lethal date with the hangman’s noose.

Available at:

Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Tulipe Noire Press

About the author:

Lisa Sanchez is a California cheer mom taxiing her way through life, one car ride at a time. Along with chauffer, she sports several job titles, including, but not limited to: author, chef, seamstress, videographer, nurse, enforcer, and general slave to her three daughters.

The first two books in her Hanaford Park series (Eve Of Samhain, Pleasures Untold) are published with Omnific Publishing. The third book, Faythe Reclaimed, releases with Tulipe Noire Press on May 17th 2012. Her erotic suspense, Obsessed was published March 29th 2011 with Loose Id. Lisa also took the plunge into self-publishing this year and released the first novella, Cursing Athena, in her new Order Of Seven erotic paranormal romance series.

Blog:www.lisasanchezromanceauthor.com

Twitter: @LisaSanchez3

Excerpt:

Dark, viscous liquid pooled onto the rotting floorboards below her body, the blackened puddle oddly reminiscent of a Rorschach inkblot.

Suppressed memories and emotions I’d believed long dead amassed from deep within, slamming me with a powerful crescendo of…Madre de Dios…feeling. Something I hadn’t experienced since the moment I’d lost my other half.

Nausea and desperation mimicked acid, burning a hole through my gut and my chest as I allowed my gaze to wander north. I knew what I’d find, and, fuck it all to hell, it scared me to death.

Taylor. The exotic beauty who’d breezed into my life just days before. The angel who’d awoken me from the state of numbness I’d resided in for three centuries. The woman who was an exact match in every way to my long deceased Faythe, hanged upside down and unconscious in front of me.

Thud…

Thud…

Thud…

My heartbeat… It echoed in my ears like a muted drumbeat. The rapid tympani so synonymous with anger and rage oddly diminished and muffled as though I were listening to it from deep within the bowels of the ocean.

How? How had I allowed my enemy to capture the beautiful creature who’d breathed life into my pathetic existence?

I thrashed against the magical bonds holding me captive, every fiber of my being filled with panic, desperation—and rage. Supernatural throwdowns were a normal part of my everyday life. A warlock, an exiled member of one of Europe’s most powerful covens, I’d been bred to do battle, to fight the dregs of the underworld—with magic.

Magic. It had been my saving grace, time and again. It was also the bane of my fucking existence. Much like time. I hated my magic, almost as much as I hated myself. Witchcraft, limitless power… Both proved worthless when they didn’t allow you to save the one you loved. My magic hadn’t kept Faythe’s neck out of the hangman’s noose.

Claimed by Desire release day!

CLAIMED BY DESIRE is now available!

As teenagers, dragon shifter Rafe Landon and empath Misty Burke shared a heart-stopping love and heated passion that neither expected…especially since on the mystical Isle of Feralon, dragons aren’t supposed to embrace members of other races. Fearing for Misty’s life should she be claimed as his rider, Rafe commits the ultimate sacrifice and sets his love free, banishing her from the enchanted isle.
The last thing he expects is for Misty to return to Feralon ten years later as a very mature, and deviously sexy woman on a mission: use her heightened sensory powers to locate the missing Draco stone, a sacred gem that strengthens the dragon race. But Rafe is hiding a secret of his own. Forsaking a rider will end his life…in two days time. Despite his eternal love for Misty, he refuses to imprison her on the isle, condemning her to an early grave.
For Misty, Rafe will gladly pay the ultimate sacrifice—he’ll die, so she can live.
It’s not long before Rafe and Misty are swept away by undercurrents of passion that never waned. Their quest to find the sacred stone may be more of a journey than either realized—one that not only leads to the lost gem, but to true, undying love.

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It’s available at B&N.com and Amazon.com for $2.99 or Harlequin.com for $239 in all e-formats.
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Writing update: I finished Last Vamp Standing (Vampires of Crimson Bay #3) last night. I wrote a whopping 5200 words to bring the total to 95,000! (For reference: InterVamption was 103k and Vamped Up was 97k). I’m taking today off, then diving back into edits tomorrow. There’s more to fix in LVS than the other two, so I’m not sure how long it will take me to polish this bad boy up, but at least it’s finished! Sort of. Roughly. 😉

Updates

Good morning!

I have a spare second (with Princess in school and Tank eating breakfast) to give you some updates! I’m writing the final scenes of LAST VAMP STANDING. At this point the book is rolling to the end and the words are coming faster than ever before. (Finally, right?) My goal was to hit 90k words by May 1st. While I’m going to do that and then some, the book won’t be finished by that mark. I’m guessing it’ll take me another week to finish, smooth kinks, edit, etc. I should also have a cover to share soon. Stay tuned.

My Harlequin Nocturne Craving CLAIMED BY DESIRE releases May 1st and I’m downright tickled for you to read about Rafe and Misty. They are one of my favorite couples (Rafe is definitely one of my favorite heroes) and every time I re-read the pages I want to stay in their world longer. If you want to read the book blurb it’s in the BOOK tab at the top of the blog. As far as the Isle of Feralon, where the novella takes place, it’s a land of shifters. A magical isle where dragons rule the air, werewolves rule the land, and merfolk rule the sea. I can’t wait for you to read about the isle, Rafe and Misty’s adventure, and their way back into each other’s arms.

As for what’s next, I’ve got ideas brewing and I’m so excited to start putting them to paper. First things first though, which means I’ve got a vampire war to start and a book to finish.

Until next time…

Faythe Reclaimed COVER REVEAL!

I’m beyond proud to be doing a cover reveal for Lisa Sanchez’s Faythe Reclaimed. She’s an amazing writer, what-would-I-do-without-her critique partner and great friend.

Her two books in the Hanaford Park series (EVE OF SAMHAIN and PLEASURES UNTOLD) are smoking hot and kept me on pins and needles, waiting for a third in the series.

Here (FINALLY–I’m so excited for this one to come out!!) is FAYTHE RECLAIMED, Book #3 in the Hanaford Park Series:

Isn’t is absolutely, drop dead gorgeous?!? I’m thrilled. THRILLED. For you to get your hands on this copy and read about Gabriel and Taylor. I have to admit (and I haven’t even told Lisa this yet) that Gabriel is my fav hero she’s written to date. 😉

Read on to find out why…

Blurb:

Running through a strange forest with a bloodthirsty demon hot on her heels wasn’t Taylor’s idea of a rockin’ evening. Then again, neither was soaring backward through time and space. Time travel chafed and left a rank, nasty aftertaste. So, when she finds herself floundering amidst a sea of Commandment-loving holy rollers who fling accusations of witchcraft and bedevilment like hotcakes in a diner, finding her way home jumps to the top of her to do list. Too bad she can’t remember who she is or where she came from. And if that wasn’t bad enough, Taylor realizes she’s fallen for Gabriel, the mysterious Latin warlock who came to her rescue.

Battling an identity crisis and lost in a time that’s not her own, Taylor is determined to find her way back to twenty-first century Hanaford Park. But first, she and Gabriel must work together to uncover the dark scourge lurking in the shadows of Salem Village, and in doing so, save their lives, and the lives of countless innocents from a lethal date with the hangman’s noose.

To find out more about Lisa’s other titles go here:

Author website: http://www.lisasanchezromanceauthor.com
Tulipe Noire Press: http://www.tulipenoirepress.com/
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13552986-faythe-reclaimed