Angels and demons and giveaways . . . oh, my! The Angels vs. Demons Blog Hop is underway. You have until July 1st to visit the blogs and enter to win exciting prizes including a Kindle Touch!!! Details below.
Who loves a bad boy . . . er, demon? I do!!! Demons can personify all sorts of delicious traits from very, very good to very, very bad. Don’t get me wrong. Angels are great. But demons . . . well, they’re too tempting to resist.
When writing The GATEKEEPER, I created my evil Tagusian warlord to resemble a demon by giving him red facial markings and fiery eyes, the defining traits of the warlord clan. The description blended well with my heroine’s assumption he was a demon from the bowels of Hell.
Developing a demon goes beyond physical appearance. As with any villain, they must be multi-faceted to really get under the reader’s skin. Evil incarnate usually didn’t start that way and Orellius from The GATEKEEPER is no exception. He has deep rooted psychological reasons for wanting to cross the portal and conquer Earth. It’s not just a power quest. And since he didn’t die at the end of book one, you’ll have to read book two (The WARRIOR) in the Clans of Tagus series to find out what happens. It should be available mid summer.
The GATEKEEPER, Rated 4 stars by Romantic Times, is available at Amazon. Nook readers….stay tuned. It’s coming to Barnes and Noble. Click the link on the cover photo in the sidebar to read more about this exciting tale. Hope you like your urban fantasy HOT because this one has a heat level of 5.
And now to the exciting part of the blog hop… CONTEST and PRIZES!!!! ONE winner gets a Kindle Touch & ONE winner gets a $60 Amazon or Barnes&Noble Gift Card. How cool is that??? All you have to do is comment below and be sure to INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS. Just to make things interesting, anyone who comments on my blog will also receive a $10 dollar Amazon or B&N gift card. You’ll still be entered in the grand prize giveaway. This is just something I’m doing in addition to the other great prizes from my fellow bloggers.
Hop to the next blog by clicking HERE for the list, or click the page link in the top menu bar. You’ve got 103 blogs to visit so get started . . . but don’t forget to leave your comment here first!!!
Romantic Times Reviews Monthly Quiz is a fun way to find out which genre will provide the best read for your taste. And guess what? The GATEKEEPER is one of the suggested titles. Go to http://www.rtbookreviews.com/rt-daily-blog/june-2012-which-self-published-story-right-you-take-quiz to take this short quiz.
How cool is that??? The GATEKEEPER is one of my featured titles at www.bookloversbuffet.com for only 99 cents. Prices go up after June 22nd. Hurry and purchase your copy now. You can read it later!
RT also rated The GATEKEEPER with 4 stars in their June issue. Here’s the review in case you missed it:
“World domination, and the individuals who prevent it, is the central theme in Sanders’ clever tale. Kylie is a strong woman, searching for her family, caught in a battle between good and evil. Readers will love the adventure and romance woven throughout.
Summary: Kylie Baker finds out that her mother may be alive and that she has left her a small fortune and a very special necklace. Clay Eden is immediately infatuated with Kylie – so much so that when she leaves him behind in an effort to save him, he follows her across the country. Kylie is deep in trouble when Clay catches up with her. The secrets and lies, and the fate of the world, could keep these star-crossed lovers at bay.”
Thanks to Sabrina Cooper for a great review.
Are eBook readers fickle during the languid, perfect-for-reading summer months? I’ve heard rumors alluding to such a theory but haven’t quite embraced it yet. Some authors believe there is a slump from June through August, even though vacation promotion photos arguably include a chaise lounge, umbrella and a book.
Ah . . . a book. As in print published book. To be quite honest, I’m not sure I’ve seen a photo of someone lounging by the pool with an eReader unless it was a promotion by the device manufacturer. Perhaps there’s a shred of truth to this theory, after all. Could fans of digitally published works subscribe to the archaic belief that summer reads can only be perused by flipping a page made of fiber and ink?
I’m not going to dispute the pro’s and con’s of print versus digital. That topic has been discussed at length by people more knowledgeable and factually informed than me. I personally believe print and digital can coexist amicably.
If you are one of those readers who absolutely MUST have a paper book in your hands while soaking up a few rays of summer, so be it. But when the first chill of autumn chases you to a cozy chair beside the fireplace, pick up your eReader and enjoy a clever tale while toasting your toes in the warm glow from the hearth.
And what better time to stock up for those wintry days when travel is inhibited than right now at the Book Lover’s Buffet Vacation Getaway. Just because there’s a 99 cent sale going on (through the 22nd) doesn’t mean you have to read them NOW. The concept is to save now and read later. With over 180 titles by some of the best Indie authors out there, you’re certain to find a few intriguing stories to add to your TBR database.
Go ahead. Load up your eReader. Pretend you’re a squirrel preparing diligently for next season when these same titles will be priced considerably higher. And if you sneak in a read or two during the summer, I won’t tell a soul. It will be our secret! (And if you happen to participate and win a prize as part of the great contests, my lips will remain sealed-unless you win one of the gift cards or books in my giveaway. Then I’ll shout it at the top of my lungs!)
Mark your calendar – June 8th through the 22nd - for the Vacation Getaway Ebook Sale. I’m participating with about 120 other Indie authors in this two week event. We’ve priced all our books at 99 cents just in time for those lazy days of summer that are perfect for curling up with a good read. Over 180 titles in your favorite genres. There’s something for everyone. You’ve got to check this site out. http://BookLoversBuffet.com
And if a 99 cent book sale wasn’t awesome enough, we’re also hosting an impressive number of contests for free books, gift cards and SWAG!!! I mean . . . seriously . . . this is a very cool event!
The sale starts Friday so bookmark the site now and get ready to load your eReader with some fantastic reads! I know I will.