Guest Author Michele Jones with Romance Under Wraps #PNR #Egyptology

Looking for something different? Look no further! Michele Jones, my guest today, combines curses, Egyptology, romance and a museum in her debut release, ROMANCE UNDER WRAPS. I read this shortly after it came out, sucked in by the intriguing blend of elements. You can find my review on Amazon. In the meantime, please welcome Michele with her first full-length novel. As we all know, the first is always special:)

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Thanks Mae for having me. For those of you who don’t know me, I have been writing for years; short stories, memoirs, poems, and cookbooks. Suspense, mystery, thriller, and paranormal have always been the theme. The next logical step for me, a full length novel.

When my sister, Staci, told me about an a PNR anthology that was looking for authors, well, I just had to do it. Vampires, werewolves, zombies, ghosts, gargoyles―all part of the set. I wanted to be different―that’s what sparked me to choose a mummy. And the rest shall we say is history. I know, boo hiss groan, terrible pun, but I couldn’t resist. I love a pun, no matter how good or bad.Image of hieroglyphics

Romance Under Wraps, my first novel, was released earlier this month. It was a bittersweet moment for me. The excitement of the release energized me, but after the final edits were complete, I felt as though I lost a friend.

We’ve all heard about the mummy’s curse. Death, destruction, bad luck, sickness. But what if the tables were turned? What if the mummy were cursed, and not those involved with the tomb and its contents? A plot was born.

As a western Pennsylvania resident, Pittsburgh is close to my heart. Naturally, my novel takes place there, and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History sets the stage for the plot. A big shout out to the museum for helping me with my research, and permitting me to use the museum in the book.

Book cover for Romance Under Wraps by Michele Jones shows stone figures of Egyptian Pharaoh on thorne with servant beside him and the silhouette of modern day couple behind themWhen myth meets reality, worlds collide. Suspense, peril, and a love story that transcends time.

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History gets an Egyptian installation, and it seems to come with the ubiquitous mummy’s curse. Death and destruction abound. But the real curse is on the mummy’s advisor—he must teach the mummy how to pass forty-three judgments or find the reincarnated queen and win her love—or they are doomed to continue reawakening every century to try all over again.

A Peek Inside

The gods had truly blessed him. Dene closed his eyes and relived the moment. He pictured her black hair fanned out beneath her, her green eyes darkening then closing, her olive skin luminescent in the moonlight. One after another, the erotic images swam through his mind.

He bolted up, breathless. He wasn’t thinking about his queen.

He was thinking about Tayla.

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Romance Under Wraps is available now from  Amazon

Author Michele Jones in a candid shotAuthor Bio:

Michele Jones lives in Western Pennsylvania with her husband and two spoiled dogs. Along with her writing; family, cooking, and sports are her passions. She is a diehard Penguin, Steeler, and Pirate fan―really, a diehard anything-Pittsburgh fan.

Michele writes memoirs, short stories, romance, and poetry, but her passion lies in writing paranormal, suspense, and thrillers. All of her work features strong, capable heroines; dashing, honorable heroes; and dark, dangerous villains embroiled in mysterious, perilous situations to keep readers fascinated from her first word to her last. You can follow her online at www.michele-jones.com.

Connect with Michele at the following haunts: 

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Purchase ROMANCE UNDER WRAPS from Amazon

New Book Release: The Forbidden Path by Tammy Tate #TimeTravel #Romance

I’m turning my blog over to Tammy Tate today, who is celebrating the release of the final novel in her Spirit Path series. Take a look as Tammy introduces The Forbidden Path. As a writer, it’s always hard saying goodbye to characters we love when we wind down a series. It sounds like she ends this one on a high note!

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Mae, thanks so much for inviting me to be your guest today. I love checking out all the awesome stuff you’ve discovered about ghosts, myths and legends.  I’m thrilled to be here and excited to share my new release, The Forbidden Path. It’s book 3 in my Spirit Path series.

Sadly, it’s the final story in the series, and quite frankly I’m already having withdrawals. I have spent so much time on it, it’s hard to let the characters go. Nicole, my heroine, is so charismatic she even showed up in one of my Christmas stories called, Off-Duty Christmas. A very outspoken reader graciously brought it to my attention.  With my publisher’s assistance, Nicole received a stern reprimand and we informed her she couldn’t make future appearances without our written permission. She complied… LOL

Needless to say, writing this series has been a delightful journey. The story continued to grow with each sequel. Book 3 tops the charts at over 80,000 words. That’s quite an accomplishment for me since the series started out as a short story.

Book cover for The Forbidden Path by author, Tammy Tate shows couple in a passionate embrace with wooded skyline belowThe Forbidden Path begins six months after Nicole brings her Sioux warrior home. She calls him Rave because calling him Flaming Arrow brings too much unwanted attention. It’s important to keep his identity a secret from the outside world. There’s only a handful of people that know he’s from 1812. Not only has Rave learnt to survive with all the modern conveniences, he learns evil exists everywhere. Even, centuries later. Only instead of going up against neighboring tribes and settlers like in 1812, he goes up against a ruthless motorcycle gang who takes the one thing he holds dearest to his heart. Nicole. The perfect ingredient for an interesting tale, wouldn’t you say?

Memorial Day weekend is coming up. Rave, Nicole, Michael and Tracy are on their way to Michael’s family cabin for the weekend. A motorcycle gang has taken over Kings Ridge. You guessed it! They not only pass through the town. They stop to grab a bite to eat. The gang’s leader, Cody, decides to host a hunting expedition in Rave’s honor using him as prey. Cody kidnaps Nicole to ensure he’ll play along.

You might say, wait!! This is supposed to be a time travel story. Don’t worry. Everything spins, again. Only this time Nicole ends up in 1849. Guess who goes along? Seriously? You didn’t think I would give that away, did you? LOL

In this segment, Nicole’s forced to master her gift to get them home. Only, she makes a pit stop on their way back. She gets to do something extraordinary.:)

The ending is sweet, yet unexpected. Rest assured, I tossed in a few more “ole-my-goodness” moments.

EXCERPT: 

She arches an eyebrow. “I’m pretty sure he won’t play your little game—” 

Cody cuts her off. “You underestimate the power of love, my dear.” He points a finger with a skull and crossbones ring on it. “I have something he wants.” 

The other men laugh and she gasps knowing full well he means her. 

Of course! He’s using her as bait. That’s why heʼs holding her prisoner. For all she knows, Cody threatened to kill her if Rave doesn’t go along. 

She lifts her chin. “You have no idea who you’re dealing with, do you?” 

“Of course, I do. We’re playing a game of cowboys and Indians.”

 “Do you believe in time travel?” 

Cody cocks his head. “I don’t have time for this.” He heads for the door. 

“You should make time.” When he doesn’t turn around, she blurts, “Rave is a Sioux warrior from 1812.” 

Cody spins around with his feet splayed and his arms across his chest. “Yeah, and I’m E.T.” The room fills with laughter again and a smile plays at the corners of his mouth. 

Nicole shrugs. “You can’t say I didn’t warn you.” His face turns bright red and a part of her is pleased to see that she gotten under his skin. She’ll pat herself on the back later if she makes it out alive.  

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BOOK TRAILER:
The Forbidden Path book trailer    https://youtu.be/3epRB9g2Ym8

Author Tammy TateAUTHOR BIO:
Tammy Tate was born and raised in Hollywood, Florida but has lived most of her adult life in Texas. Her passion to write began in high school. It follows her everywhere she goes…creating a world where anything is possible. She’s been married to the same wonderful man for over thirty years. Her secret to a long marriage? It’s easy when you marry your best friend. In her world, Friday night is still date night.

Before she became a full-time author, she was an Executive Secretary, a Computer Consultant/Technician, and a Communications Officer (Police Dispatcher). She doesn’t mind a challenge which has allowed her to race a late-model in a women’s powder puff race, run barrels and poles in a play-day rodeo and drive an 18-wheeler. Somewhere in between, she and her husband raised three wonderful children. When she’s not breathing life into her characters or jotting down ideas for a new book, she and her husband are exploring country roads on their Honda Gold Wing.

Since she believes reading is the next best thing to writing, she enjoys romance, fantasy, science fiction and thrillers. In December of 2013, she signed her first book contract with a traditional publisher. Her books have made Amazon’s Best Seller list.

Above all, she loves to hear from you…

Connect with Tammy at the following haunts:
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Mae Clair Presents: Bound by Oath and Honour by Debbie Peterson #fantasy #romance

Hey, gang, I’m really excited to be sharing this latest release from you. Written by my dear friend, Debbie Peterson, BOUND BY OATH AND HONOR is an intriguing tale of fantasy, adventure and romance. I just finished an ARC of this fabulous book, and am blown away by the author’s talent in weaving such a complex and heartfelt story. Although, I expected no less as I’m a huge fan of everything Debbie writes. Check out this blurb:

book cover for Bound by Oath and Honour by Debbie Peterson shows an enchanted doorway with a mysterious figure in the foregroundBlurb:

Fresh from her photo shoot in Northern England, wildlife photographer Tala Westbrook makes a promised stop at the family manor in Staffordshire, desperately in need of renovation. Though she didn’t plan to stay longer than it took to find a contractor, she is caught up in an ancient paranormal war. Despite the danger all around, she finds herself falling for the handsome, enigmatic man assigned to protect her.

Micah Berrington, elite guardian from the realm of the Bewitan Fierd, is used to protecting men of strength in the greatest of peril, not a female looking for someone to repair her home. Yet the assignment is far more than it seems and so is the beautiful woman destined to capture his heart, regardless of the cost.

Excerpt:

“I’m not leaving until you tell me whatever it is you don’t want me to know.” She set her heels, and placed a hand on her hip.

His anger flared. “Is that right? A little while ago you couldn’t wait to leave this place.”

Tala gave her head a snooty little toss. “A lot has changed since then, wouldn’t you agree?”

He brushed the barb aside. “Then let me get you a pillow and blanket. You can make yourself comfortable on my sofa.”

Indignation filled her lovely eyes. “That’s it? That’s all you’re going to say? Really?”

Micah met her gaze without a flinch. “Really.”

“Whatever.” She gave him a curt nod and stormed toward the door.

He had fallen into the deep, dark abyss of the feminine whatever. Nonetheless, he stepped in front of the entryway blocking her path. “Where are you going, Tala?”

“Back inside the forest, not that it’s any of your business.”

“Why would you do something as foolish as that?”

“To find some answers, since you’re unwilling to share what you know.” She gritted her teeth. “Now, get out of my way.”

He held his ground while disregarding the directive. “Just what do you expect to find out there?”

She shrugged away the question. “I’m not sure. However, I do know those creatures left tracks. I’m quite adept at finding and following them to wherever they might lead. Trust me.”

“Regardless of the danger?”

“I can take care of myself.”

photo of Debbie Peterson, AuthorDebbie Peterson Author Bio:

Debbie is an author of paranormal and fantasy romance because she has a soft spot for fairy tales, the joy of falling in love, making an impossible love possible, and happily ever after endings. She loves animals of every persuasion, music, art, beautiful sunrises, sunsets, the smell of rain, and thunder storms.

When she is not busy conjuring her latest novel, Debbie spends time with the members of her very large family in the lovely, arid deserts of southern Nevada, where some of those spectacular sunsets occur. She also pursues her interests in genealogy—which she also teaches—mythology, and history.

Connect with Debbie at the following haunts:

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Buy Links:

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The Wild Rose Press

Don’t miss this fabulous book, which comes highly recommend by moi:)

Cover Reveal: Dragons Among Them by Kyra Jacobs

The lovely Kyra Jacobs has a brand new release scheduled for April 19, 2016, and this is one you won’t want to miss. I’m happy to participate in the cover reveal for DRAGONS AMONG THEM, and invite you to add this fantasy romance to your Goodreads TBR List.

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Book Title:                 Dragons Among Them
Series Name:             Kingdoms of Fire and Ice
Series Number:         1
Author:                       Kyra Jacobs
Publisher:                  Samhain Publishing
Publication Date:      April 19th 2016

Two worlds. One unstoppable passion. A fiery secret that could destroy them all. 

Blurb:
Kingdoms of Fire and Ice, Book 1

Prince Zayne Godfrey, heir to Edana’s throne, is betrothed to the lone princess of rival kingdom Forath. While his heart is not in the arranged marriage, he will do his royal duty.

When he finds a beautiful stranger cornered by a pack of wolves, he doesn’t hesitate to shift into his golden dragon form to save her. She thanks him by taking one look at him and fainting dead away.

Photographer Adelaide Miller is in England for a career-making shoot when a bizarre jogging mishap lands her in a dangerous, medieval-like world of royals, wizards and dragon-shifting men. Her first instinct is to find her way back, but the fire-breathing prince intent on protecting her threatens to melt her heart.

Zayne’s burning passion for Adelaide not only jeopardizes the fragile peace between two kingdoms, it uncovers a ruthless plot to destroy his family. Remaining together may change Adelaide’s very definition of home—and expose one searing secret that could forever shift the balance of power in Zayne’s world.

Add DRAGONS AMONG THEM to your Goodreads list

Author Bio:
Kyra Jacobs is an extroverted introvert who writes of love, humor and mystery in the Midwest and beyond. When this Hoosier native isn’t pounding out scenes for her next book, she’s likely outside, elbow-deep in snapdragons or spending quality time with her sports-loving family. Kyra also loves to read, tries to golf, and is an avid college football fan. Be sure to stop by her website www.KyraJacobs.wordpress.com to learn more about her novels and ways connect with her on social media.

Connect with Kyra at the following haunts:
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Cover Reveal: Food for Poe by Mae Clair #Paranormal #Christmas #Romance

It’s October and I should be thinking about pumpkins, restless spirits, and things-that-go-bump in the night. I’ve got a Halloween mystery out right now with MYTH AND MAGIC, so that counts, right?

But as much as I enjoy Halloween, I adore Christmas far more. Without question, it’s my favorite holiday. That’s why I’m excited to be releasing a holiday novella in November. If you’ve visited my blog before, you’ve heard me talk about FOOD FOR POE, a Christmas romance with a paranormal twist and smidgen of horror.

And a cat. Did I mention it has a black cat?:)

Because this is an indie release, and because I’m quasi-versed in graphic design, I put the cover together. After scouring stock photography sites, I found models who were a good match for my characters, Breck Lansing and Quinn Easterly–and, of course, I had to find a charming black cat for Poe.

What do you think?

Cover of FOOD FOR POE with cute young couple and a black cat.

Blurb:

When a blizzard strands Quinn Easterly at a handsome stranger’s house on Christmas Eve, she doesn’t realize her newly adopted cat, Poe, is the catalyst responsible for bringing them together.

Breck Lansing gave up on relationships after his wife, unable to cope with their daughter’s illness, left him. But the pretty blonde he rescues from a snowstorm has him rethinking his stance—especially when Quinn’s arrival coincides with a dramatic change in Sophie’s health.

Unfortunately, that change also attracts something only whispered about in folklore. Together, Quinn and Breck must defeat a sinister creature intent on claiming the ultimate payment.

Warning: A clever black cat, Christmas magic and paranormal trouble

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Poe’s release should fall somewhere in mid November. DH and I are taking a vacation to the tropics the beginning of the month (you’ll notice me missing) and I plan to publish the story when we return. After a week of tropical waters, sandy beaches, sun, and fun, I’ll be ready to focus on writing and publishing.

Now I just have to start planning promo.:)

In the meantime, I’m happy to say you can add FOOD FOR POE to your Goodreads list by clicking here.

I am such a sap when it comes to animals, especially cats. If there was any doubt, take a look at the closet door and entrance door to my office/den. There’s another/different guy outside, too:)

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Book Tour: ECLIPSE LAKE by Mae Clair #mystery #romance

After two months of visiting a number of fantastic hosts throughout the blogosphere, my book tour for ECLIPSE LAKE draws to a close today. I hope you’ll join me for my last stop at Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews. I’m sharing the top three items that influenced me to tell Dane and Ellie’s story.

Many thanks to the great folks at Goddess Fish Promotions who put together such a fantastic tour. An extra special shout-out to all the wonderful hosts who’ve showcased ECLIPSE LAKE on their blogs. It’s been an adventure.

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a $20.00 gift card to Amazon or Barnes and Noble (winner’s choice). There’s still time to toss your name into the ring today at Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews.  See you there!:)

Tour banner for Eclipse Lake, a novel by Mae Clair, depicts a serene lake setting

Book Tour: Eclipse Lake by Mae Clair #mystery #romance

Well, friends, my book tour for ECLIPSE LAKE is winding down to a close. Today is my second to last stop. You can find me visiting with Yeah Books, as I answer a few interview questions. Admit it…you’ve always wanted to know what my favorite movie is, and what superpower I’d love to have.:) The answers to those and other riveting questions can be discovered on today’s tour stop, so do hop over and say hello!

Tour banner for Eclipse Lake, a novel by Mae Clair, depicts a serene lake setting