Thursday, June 30, 2016

AAD Spotlight: Patricia Scott James









INTRODUCING PATRICIA SCOTT JAMES

My name is Patricia Scott James and I’ve been writing for years. This year I decided to take my passion and bite the bullet and offer the books I’ve been hording to the masses.  I write steamy romance, mostly steamy romantic suspense. The last thing I’ve finished is a trilogy that combines romantic suspense with a touch of the paranormal. No, it’s not weres or vampires or shifters. The paranormal that I incorporated to the story deals with psychic abilities including telepathy and prophetic dreams. That was fun to write in itself, but the story was spiced up further with a heroine that is deaf. Talk about challenges. Actually writing the story was a lot of fun. I hope you find it fun to read.

As far as the heat level of my stories, from a range of 1 to 10, I think I average somewhere around 7.5.

Publishing and having people read and like my stories would be the icing of my life, another check on my bucket list. Speaking of bucket lists, what’s on yours?  Mine is full of places to see, and experiences to enjoy. From rappelling into a cenote, to ballooning over the Loure valley, to climbing natural rock formations (Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland), to taking a camel ride on the Giza plateau, to playing with baby tigers or swimming with a whale shark, I’m ticking some of my list off and still have so much more to accomplish. Meanwhile I also love to sit on my couch, cuddled by my kitties as I read a book, watch tv, play on the computer and paint blown eggs, I’m all for doing the creative and original.

And another thing to check off the bucket list is that I’m going to my first convention as a writer. Authors After Dark.  I’m super excited about going and meeting some readers. If you are going, come find me. I’ve got some great gifts I’m giving away. I’d love to meet you.

The Second Sight Series is trilogy of steamy romantic suspense novels each with a slight paranormal twist.






http://authorsafterdark.org/

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

AAD Spotlight: Bianca Sommerland







INTRODUCING BIANCA SOMMERLAND

Quick intro for those of you who don’t know me. I'm from Montreal, Quebec, and I write BDSM, ménage, sports romance, and a few other things! Authors After Dark is one of my favorite events and I’m so excited it’s going to be back in Savannah! The area is absolutely beautiful, and while it’s sad that this will be the last AAD, there’s so many AMAZING things planned it’s guaranteed to leave us all with fond memories.

One of my favorite things about AAD is the one on one time I get to spend with so many people I only get to chat with online. Readers who love the same books I do, and who don’t mind chatting about all our favorite fantasy worlds for hours. Everyone is welcoming and ready to have a great time, whether it’s at the parties or panels or visiting the area for some touristy stuff.

I’m gonna take off for a bit, but feel free to ask me questions and I’ll try to pop back in to answer them all! <g> I plan to have several books that haven’t been available anywhere else at AAD, and those I meet will get to hear about the new ones I have planned and coming out soon! Oh, and there will be swag! So much awesome swag I can’t wait to share it with you all!!! <3

If you haven't checked out my work before, a few of them are only 99 cents, just to give you a taste! The most popular is GAME MISCONDUCT(The Dartmouth Cobras #1)

I should give you the warning though:

This ebook contains material not suitable for readers under 18. In also contains scenes that some may find objectionable, including BDSM, ménage sex, bondage, anal sex, sex toys, double penetration, voyeurism, edge play, and hockey equipment being used inappropriately.

Amazon: http://amzn.to/290hEjb
Nook:  http://bit.ly/gamemisBN
Kobo:  http://bit.ly/gamemisKobo
AllRomance:  http://bit.ly/gmARE



You can find me here:
website: http://www.im-no-angel.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Im-No-Angel-Bianca-Sommerland/201933239834387
Twitter: @BSommerland






Tuesday, June 28, 2016

AAD Spotlight: Linda Mooney




INTRODUCING LINDA MOONEY

Hello!

My name is Linda Mooney, and I write sensuous sci-fi, fantasy, and paranormal romances. I also write naughty but humorous romances as Carolyn Gregg, and horror as Gail Smith. You may even see a fourth name on my website (
http://lindamooney.com). I taught music, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten for 36 years. I’ve been retired for the past two years, and am now writing fulltime. But, to paraphrase an old saw, you can take a teacher out of the classroom, but you can’t take the love of learning out of the teacher. So I also write non-fiction teacher workbooks.

I currently have over 90 books published. All of them are available as ebooks, and most in are print. I have some as free reads, and you can get those directly off my website. 

I’ll have most of my print books at AAD this year, including my newest releases, Mine Until Midnight, a sci-fi Steampunk western, E-reptile Dysfunction, a humorous paranormal fantasy, Lionmeade, a fantasy shifter romance that reads like a medieval, and Neverwylde, Book 4 of the Rim of the World sci-fi series. 

I look forward to meeting with everyone! I’ll be participating in the ribbon activity, as well as the scavenger hunt, and the DVD trade. I’m also hosting a game show on Thursday entitled “Do You Know Your Romance Novels?” Winners will get Amazon gift cards, and all participants will get an ebook! The play action promises to be fast and furious, and loads of fun, so come join in!











Monday, June 27, 2016

AAD Spotlight: K. Margaret



INTRODUCING K. MARGARET



Hey everyone, my name is K. Margaret and I write paranormal romance.  I currently live right outside of Atlanta, Georgia, by way of Northern California and Connecticut. When I’m not writing, I’m working as a title paralegal, hanging out with my teenage daughter, or watching sports. I have a slight (okay, maybe large) obsession with sports. I’m the crazy chick that wakes up to the NFL Network when most people wake up to the morning news.

I started writing poetry as a child, but didn’t really get into writing fiction until I was in my twenties. My best friend and I would sit around and tell stories and one day I decided I needed to put those stories on paper. The voices in my head also demanded it, especially one particular demon. We’ll call her Empusa. 

I released my first book, Dare to Dream, last November, which is also the first book in my Dark Dreams Series.  Endless Nightmare: The Origin of a Demon was released last month. And Dreams in the Dark, Book Two of the Dark Dreams Series is being released at AAD and I’m so excited to introduce you to new characters and check in on some old ones. My books are filled with demons, witches, shifters, slayers, gods, and more. I love to write strong-headed, sarcastic, kickass females and the men who put up with them.

While I have attended AAD several times as a reader, this year will be my first year attending as an author and I’m so excited! I have so much planned and lots of fun stuff to give away. If you’re sitting at my table for the Debut Dinner, you’ll find out all about my favorite saying, WWED (What Would Empusa Do?). We’ll be going a little demon on that one! For my Fantasy Ball table, the theme is witches, but not just any witch. Dreams in the Dark takes place in Savannah and one of the characters is a witch named Tiffany. She’s a total trip and a half, so I couldn’t think of a more perfect setting to base my theme around her and her shop, The Triple Goddess.  Don’t worry though, if you’re not sitting at my tables you’ll be able to find me at other events. I’ll be one of the authors hosting breakfast on Thursday morning, attending the New Release Party, and I’ll be at the Literary Tea (with more fun swag!) Thursday night, you’ll find me down at Smiles, my favorite piano bar. So make sure to stop by, have a drink with me and sing along (just don’t make fun of my horrible singing voice J )

I’ll be getting to Savannah on Monday, so make sure you find me and say hello. The first three people who ask me “What would Empusa do?’ I have a special gift for.

Looking forward to seeing everyone in August!


https://twitter.com/KMargaret79

https://www.facebook.com/DareToDreamStory/







 





Sunday, June 26, 2016

AAD Spotlight: Armand Rosamilia






INTRODUCING ARMAND ROSAMILIA

My name is Armand Rosamilia. I’m a full-time writer. I’ve been Living The Dream for the past six years of being able to live off of my writing.

But more importantly I enjoy M&M’s and coffee.

I’m (mostly) a horror author. My Dying Days extreme zombie series sells quite well. Enough for me to bathe in M&M’s and coffee at times.

Living The Dream.

I also write in other genres: contemporary fiction, crime thriller, supernatural thriller, and have dabbled in fantasy in the past. I enjoy writing a character-driven story and the more normal the character the better. I rarely have superhero types or military or action Ninja fighting characters. I find them boring as a reader and a writer. I want to know what the average mid-twenties kinda chubby kinda plain-looking girl who works at the makeup counter at the mall would do if the zombie apocalypse became reality. That’s the main character in Dying Days. Her name is Darlene Bobich. She cries a lot. She has panic attacks. But she survives.

I went to the TNEE event in Atlanta for the first time. It was a completely different experience for me because I’m used to horror-heavy cons. It was a great time. Shared a table with author Jay Wilburn. Shared quite a few laughs and stories with dozens of authors in the romance genre I’ve never met before.

AAD will be another great event for me. I can feel it. In my bones, which is pretty deep.

I’ll have quite a few of my books at AAD for sale as well as some cool swag to give away like bookmarks,  fridge magnets, wristbands, bottle openers, etc. I’m not bringing all of my titles this convention because it is a pain in my giant behind to carry so many boxes and because I sell more of the newer stuff anyway. No more carting 50+ different titles with me. I’m thinking more like 12 this time around. We’ll see. I always freak out when I think by not bringing a certain title I’ll miss out on thousands and thousands of sales, even though I usually only stock 3-5 of each title.

Math is not my strong point.

I hope everyone can come out and spend some time with me and a bunch of very cool authors at AAD. If not… it is truly your loss. Frankly, I’m not sure how you’ll be able to sleep at night from this point out, either.

If you can’t hang out with me and everyone feel free to buy all of my books so my children can eat. I’d say so I can eat but it’s obvious from the pictures I don’t miss many meals.

Hope to see ya soon!



Armand Rosamilia







Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorArmandRosamilia/

Twitter: @ArmandAuthor




AAD Spotlight: A.L Davroe





INTRODUCING A.L. DAVROE



Hi everyone!  My name is A.L. Davroe (but, you can call me Amanda).  I write a lot of things -- sci-fi, fantasy, horror, romance.  I love anything that falls under the "speculative fiction" umbrella -- if it's not real, I wanna write it.  And I also REALLY like to do revisionist tales and retellings.  There's nothing quite like turning something that people know and love on its head.  Mostly I write these things for teens and adults.



If you want to know about me, I'm quite simple:  I love tea and books and things that are a little strange.  I wear corsets and purple shoes, though not always in the same ensemble.  I make cheese for a living and I write as a hobby.  I love animals but I own cats because, like me, they're independent and discerning creatures.  I like that you have to work to get them to like you.  I blush a lot.  At, like, pretty much everything.  I like sweets...chewy fruity stuff or Cadbury chocolate?  Oh heck yeah, I'm there!  Also, chai tea lattes...I don't think I could live without those, especially during conventions and book deadlines.



I'm a Hufflepuff, a Capricorn, a bit gothic in spirit, and I'm damn proud of all of it.  My life goal is to be best friends with Neil Gaiman.



I've got a few books that are currently out: 



FOR YOUR HEART, a paranormal romance/contemporary fantasy that is a retelling of the Scottish ballad of Tam Lin, is available on Amazon. 



My futuristic Sci-Fi novel, NEXIS, is about a young woman who becomes paralyzed and seeks refuge in a virtual world, that is, until the virtual world starts to seep into her real world (there's some romance in here too!).  You can pick that up online or at a bookstore near you.  And if you like it, the sequel (REDUX) is out December 6. 



This year for Authors After Dark, I'm going to be having a debut horror novel with me called M.I.A. which is about a ghost and a schizophrenic going up against a serial killer in order to save his latest victim.  So far, readers are absolutely loving this book because it's nice and unsettling.  If you like psychological horror, it's totally gonna be your thing.  If you can’t wait for it, I’m currently releasing it on Wattpad.

I'll also (hopefully) have a print edition of my CITY STEAM COLLECTION, a collection of weird and horrific tales that take place in a steampunky, paranormals infested alternate world.  Don't lynch me if I don't have that done in time though, I just got handed a super secret project by my editor that you're probably gonna love way more and that may eat up all my time.



I'm not going to be hosting any special events at Authors After Dark this year because I'm going to have my most favorite readers of all with me:  my mom and my grandmother!  It's going to be their first time at AAD, so I'm going to be showing them the ropes, but that doesn't mean that you shouldn't come say hi -- especially to my grandmother, she likes to make friends with everyone (especially if they like books as much as she does).  If you'd like to catch me, I'll be attending all the meals as well as speaking on a number of panels and, of course, I'll be there for the signing.  I'm so excited to meet you!



Author Email: ALDavroe@gmail.com

Author Website: www.ALDavroe.com

Author Blog: www. ALDavroe.com

Author Twitter: @ALDavroe

Author Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ALDavroeFanPage

Author Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5212441.A_L_Davroe

Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/RBlXP








 

Saturday, June 25, 2016

AAD Spotlight: Nancy Reece




INTRIDUCING NANCY REECE



Greetings Fellow AAD-ers from the Deep South!



My name is Nancy S. Reece, I live in North Atlanta, Georgia, and this is my very first Authors After Dark! Savannah is one of my favorite summer escapes and I can’t wait to share this amazing adventure with everyone.

Originally from Pennsylvania, my father worked for United Air Lines, which is sort of like being a military brat – we moved a lot. My brother even went to seven different elementary schools due to dad being transferred. After I was born, we were transferred to Florida and then Atlanta, where I have been ever since.

I started writing when I was young, but often was told I didn’t know enough about what I was doing. Then came a career, a husband, a family, and all the whirlwind that comes with those titles. At last, when my oldest went away to college in 2008 I sat down and began crafting out some of the stories that had been rolling around in my head for decades.

My first book, “Catalyst – Guardian Rising” is the first in a trilogy. The second ebook was released December 21, 2015 and is called “The Price for Redemption”, and book three is on the drawing board, waiting for other stories to have their turn. I also have a sweet romance, “January Frost”, which I am thinking about expanding into another series.

My next release, which I am waiting for a release date, will be a contemporary suspense romance, “Welcome to the Family” coming from the Wild Rose Press. It’s set in Atlanta and Seattle and focuses on the kidnapping of a mercenary’s wife. I hope to have the release date before AAD so I can let everyone know.

As I said, this is my first adventure to Authors After Dark, but from what I’ve been told this will be a wild time. Currently I am co-sponsoring a shopping/drinking trip to River Street, Savannah’s original waterfront; I’ll be doing Drunken Bowling at the Welcome Event, be sure to come check it out for a chance to win excellent swag; I’m hosting a table at the Debut Dinner; and be sure to check out my Dark Druid Potion during the Fantasy Ball. This doesn’t even include the panels, luncheons, coffee breaks, etc when I’ll be roaming the halls and losing my mind!

I cannot wait to meet everyone, and to catch up with those I met in April at The Novel Experience Event. The readers are what makes this event so much fun, and I’m super excited for the whole shebang.

So grab your tanning butter and c’mon down. Let’s put Georgia on your Mind! Oh, and if you see me roaming the halls be sure to stop me for a chance to win extra special swag. All you need to do is tell me one historical fact about Savannah. Let’s see how well everyone does.

Until August – y’all be good now, ya hear!


http://authorsafterdark.org/

Thursday, June 23, 2016

AAD Spotlight: Jamie Waters




INTRODUCING JAMIE WATERS



Hi! My name is Jamie Waters and I just want to thank my super awesome host for inviting me to write this guest blog. "Officially", I write science-fiction and paranormal romance books. Although, I admit to crossing genre lines frequently so it's sort of difficult to pigeon-hole me. Most of my stories have some aspects of science-fiction, paranormal, romance, action and adventure. I like writing spunky, kick-ass heroines and their equally kick-ass love interests.



I've had a love for science fiction and paranormal for just about… well, my entire life. I grew up with either my nose in a book, playing computer games – or competing in Tae Kwon Do martial arts competitions (nothing like a little diversity in your interests). I consider myself to be one of the first "girl gamers" and was playing RPGs when most people had never even heard of them. I got hooked on a computer game series called Ultima (uh oh, showing my age) and started writing really bad fan fiction as a teenager. From there, writing just became another extension of my creativity.



I still play computer games and love reading. I've never outgrown my love for all things science fiction, paranormal and fantasy (as evidenced by the fairies and dragons all over my house). I also have itchy fingers and can't seem to go too long without drawing, painting, sculpting, or crafting.



The book series I'm currently working on is The Two Towers series. It's a dystopian romance set about 150 years in the future in a post-apocalyptic setting. There's all sorts of science fiction, paranormal, romance, and action in the mix. The first book in the series, The Two Towers, was a winner of the Readers' Favorite Award (Science Fiction Romance), the CIPA EVVY Award (Science Fiction), and received an Honorable Mention in the Global Ebook Awards (Science Fiction). It's currently available as an ebook from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and most other major resellers. It will be available in print in July. In anticipation of the release of the second book, my publisher is offering The Two Towers ebook for FREE for a limited time beginning on June 23rd.



The second book of the series, Shadow of the Coalition, is scheduled to be released on June 28th. This one is even more action-packed than the first. It features the same characters from the first, and introduces some new baddies. It's currently available to pre-order at a discounted rate. You can check out the live-action trailer here:  https://youtu.be/qIa3Wgf69lQ



I'm currently working on the third book in the series and I'm hoping to have it ready to be submitted to my publisher by the end of summer. *crossing fingers*



You can get more information about my books (including buy links) from my website at www.jamieawaters.com. Links to all my social media sites are there, as well as updates on my current works-in-progress. I absolutely love to hear from my readers! You guys are the greatest and I'm so excited to meet up with some of you face-to-face at this year's Authors After Dark Convention in Savannah, GA in August (http://authorsafterdark.org/). If you haven't already registered, please do! I really want to meet you guys.



This will be my first convention and it looks like it's going to be packed with awesomeness. In celebration, I even bought a jar of Unicorn Snot (no joke) and I'm going to glitter myself up during the Fantasy Ball on Saturday night. I even have wings! I got so excited about all the events – I changed my itinerary and I'm now coming in a day early so I can do a ghost tour and ride in a hearse, and participate in some of the pre-event happenings. There's going to be a ton of things going on (i.e. HEA lunch, Pirate lunch, inflatable slides, Drive-In movie night, fantasy ball, author panels and readings, corset room, tattoos, free swag, giveaways, etc.). It's just a great way to get to know each other without the formality of sitting behind a table and signing books. But yes – there's a book signing too! If you can make it, I'd love to see you guys there! Come play with me!













AAD Spotlight: Amy J Hawthorn



INTRODUCING AMY J HAWTHORN



Hi there! Nice to meet you. I’m Amy J. Hawthorn and I’m kind of a dork. What do I mean by a dork? Shy, socially awkward, a bit clumsy and a bookworm. I’m not a bit ashamed of any of those traits though. I like who I am. Sure it would be cool to be an all-star athlete, but I’d really rather visit with the imaginary characters in my head. So, I’m happy to be a dork, lol.

I’ve written stories since I was ten or eleven years old but really started thinking seriously about pursing a writing career about eight years ago. In my Evil Day Job I spend a lot of time working with elderly patients (often my favorite!) and a simple thought stuck with me.

I didn’t want to be a lonely little old lady sitting in a nursing home, filled with regrets and wondering about would have happened if I had tried writing. What did I have to lose?

So I did. It took a while before I finished my first novella and then find a home for it, but I’m not sure that I’ve ever had a happier moment than when I finished Azrael’s Light.

I’ve always encouraged my children to use their imaginations so why shouldn’t I as well?

And though it’s hard work squeezing it into my hectic life, I’ve never once regretted the decision.

Now, summer’s burst to life and it’s time for cookouts and vacations, or at least stealing a few minutes of quiet on the porch swing with a tall glass of lemonade. To celebrate, the first book in my Dark Horse Inc. series, Protecting Kate is on sale for 99 cents.

The Dark Horse books take place in Kentucky and are stuffed full of former military men who are all hard on the outside but soft on the inside – just don’t tell them I said so!



From Protecting Kate –

“Do you have a white knight complex?” Kate asked.

“What?” Clearly exhausted, he looked back in confusion.

“You know, do you get off on saving damsels in distress?”

A blank look crossed his face and then he burst into deep, rolling laughter. The sound rumbled through her in waves. “Sweetheart, you are the farthest thing from a damsel in distress I’ve ever seen. Damsels in distress don’t manage a farm, big or small all on their own. They don’t do home repair or load shotguns. You are no damsel.”



I hope you all enjoy summer!


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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

AAD Spotlight: Sheri Lyn






INTRODUCING SHERI LYN

Hi I'm Sheri Lyn. I live in Florida with the love of my life, my dog Koda a Corgi/Dwarf Chow mix. I love living here and couldn't imagine living anywhere else.

I started my journey into the indie book world in January of this year. I write M/M stories and have F/F in the wings.

AAD is one of my favorite con’s to attend, the parties, the people and the atmosphere make it so much fun. This will be my first year as an author and I jumped in with both feet. I have a table at the Debut dinner (with 1 seat open still) and a table at the Fantasy Ball, my theme is Valhalla (Norse gods, mythology, Valkyries that type of thing). I also be found at the Wickedly Twisted Antho Party, and I’ll be sharing an hour with Cassidy K. O’Connor in the Q and A room where we will be playing games and giving out prizes.

I’ll be arriving Tuesday, so come find me and say hello. Wed afternoon I’ll be in the tattoo room getting my phoenix added too, Wed afternoon before welcome event I’ll be in the hotel restaurant for drinks and appetizers with readers and Thursday night will find me heading out on a Ghost tour.

Also can find me at the LGBT Panel and on the Mystery panel and generally walking around having fun. Don’t be shy come say hi, I always have swag with me to give away randomly :D


 










Tuesday, June 21, 2016

AAD Spotlight: Julie Morgan


INTRODUCING JULIE MORGAN!

Hi, my name is Julie Morgan and today I’m on the blog post! I’m happy to meet you. Allow me to introduce myself. I write in a few different genres; paranormal romance, contemporary and military romance, gothic romance and sci-fi fantasy. 

Recently, a new series under my name was published called the Special Ops series. This four book series follows the lives of four military men, starting with Logan Saunders in Delta Force. His story is out now! Next, is Sniper and it is releasing in August during an event I’ll be attending (more on that later!).  Book three is Ranger, and four Seal. 

I’m also releasing a new sci-fi fantasy story titled Dragon Master in August. Co-written with award winning author, Marianne Morea, we take two people from our current world and pull them through a time vortex into another dimension where magic and shifters are alive. What happens when two hearts and two worlds collide? Well, you’ll need to read to find out! This will also release during the same event I’ll be attending in August. 

So this event I’m talking about in August. I’ll be traveling to Savannah, GA for Authors After Dark. During this convention, Sniper and Dragon Master will both be released! Two different genres, two different stories, two different tales of love, sex, and power. I cannot wait for everyone to get their hands on both stories! If you’re in the Savannah or surrounding areas, please come join us! Tickets are on sale now and I hope to see you there! http://authorsafterdark.org/

In November, I’ll be headed to Tampa for Beach Babe Book Blast. This one day mass signing will take place on November 12th. If you’re in the Tampa or surrounding areas, I hope to see you there! 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beach-babes-book-blast-2016-tickets-24548561408 I’d love to hear from you. Take a look at my website and you’ll see everything I have in print and talks about what’s coming soon.www.juliemorganbooks.com Whether it is paranormal or military romance, I have something for almost everyone. I look forward to hearing from you soon and hope to see you at Authors After Dark or Beach Babe Book Blast! 






Monday, June 20, 2016

AAD Spotlight: Jo Vanz



INTRODUCING JO VANZ

Jo Vanz is a new and great author. She is a wife and mother of 3 wonderful kids. She also has the sweetest puppy,Myst. Her hobbies include painting, jewlery making, and of course reading. She is a very laid back person. Her fandoms include shadow hunters, Harry Potter, firefly, and greys anatomy. Her first book released Dec. 15th, 2015. Dragon in the Rough is new favorite of everyone who reads it. Jo will attending Authors After Dark in August. There she will be participating in a lot of different events. She will be hosting a table at both the debut dinner and the fantasy ball. She will also be joining a small group of other authors to host Literary Tea. What could be better than book talk and amazing tea? Jo will also be releasing book two, Dragons Crown, will be released at AAD. 

Though Jo is only doing a few events, she can not wait to enjoy everything else going on at AAD. Everything from inflatable slides to talking to new and old readers. 



http://authorsafterdark.org/

Sunday, June 19, 2016

AAD Spotlight: Christine Alvarez





INTRODUCING CHRISTINE ALVAREZ

Hidday Ho.

I’m Author Christine Alvarez. What I tell everyone is I write books, but I guess being a featured Author at AAD ya’ll know that by now.

So, let’s get down to it. For those who have never read me I write Paranormal Romance with a pit stop in the land of Mystery, Erotic Horror (pain, pleasure and blood), and last but surely not least M/M Erotic Romance.

I am a genre hopper which means you all may see a few new genres added to the mix by the end of the year. It sates the voices in my head which never seem to agree on who, what where or when they want to be.

I’ve also been described to write assholes. Is that okay to say? Anywho, for some reason every man I write tends to be a jerk almost 100%. Unless it’s my PNR’s those books have some nice guys. That genre seems to be where my nice guys crop up in. Oh, oh and before I forget and start going on about where I will be at AAD, please ask me anything whenever you see me during AAD. Certain people talk, say things like I kill people, mention bloody or dismemberment. Not lies, but the descriptions sound way worse when told by others, lol.

Okay, let’s get down to the meat of this thing. AAD. I’ll be there with my books, swag and cute self to boot. I’ll be pretty much everywhere. Let’s see, lord where is my 2nd brain when I need her. I have ADD and zero planning skills so I shoot my itinerary to my assistant and pray she brings a cattle prod with her.

I get in Wednesday with the husbutt. If anyone doesn’t know him he’ll be the one avoiding us all like the plague, lol. But, you can tease him and watch him squirm during set up times. Since, he shall be my minion, muahahahaha. Okay, I’m off track, back to business.

I will be roaming the Welcome Event for sure. Nothing sponsored, but find me. I’ll be sure to have a little something for you to remember me by. Thursday, I have a panel. Not sure the time but make sure you find a chair at the LGBT panel. I have three books that delve into the land of sexual freedom.

Then to quickly, because this intro to me is becoming LONNNGGG, tell you where else to find me. The tattoo room. I have a 3hr session with Voodoo and food and or witty banter from 12-3 on Thursday is always accepted.

I’ve also decided to partake in the New Release Event. I will have TWO new releases, but will be featuring the final book in The Elektita Series for this particular event. I will also be making an appearance at the Diesel Punk cruise in costume.

Friday is when all hell breaks loose for me. I have breakfast with a handful of amazing authors at 830 a.m. That is freaking early, but I swear you don’t want to miss it. Goodies, raffles, and me in my Cheshire cat pajamas sitting on peoples lap. Unless you tell me no, I’m good at respecting boundaries. Then we have the HEA lunch, I have a few seats left so grab you one. Then Literary Tea at 3. Their will more than likely be goodies and shenanigans.

Then, the Saturday signing. I have a table full, I mean no space for shit, table full of swag. Along with special treats that come with BOOKS. The entire reason we are doing this event. Readers and Books. After the signing find me, we’ll do lunch, maybe get a drink or two. I also have a Signature drink that will be available at all meals where a cash bar is set up. Then, we’re off to the Fantasy Ball, my table is full, BUT, when people start to mingle make sure to track me down. I have made up so golden drink tickets and may just have a few left.

So, I guess we’ve come to the end of my story. Long as it appears, but I am so stoked for this event and well, I’ve been up since 4 a.m. writing this thing. Happy Reading. I must be off, I have a book to finish. Peace, Love and Acceptance. xoxoxo



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Saturday, June 18, 2016

AAD Spotlight: Shawnee Small


 INTRODUCING SHAWNEE SMALL

My name is Shawnee Small and I'm an urban fantasy author who also dabbles in the gothic. I'm currently working on my new adult urban fantasy series, The Shining Ones. The first two books, Watcher and Protector, are out in paperback and e-book and can be found on Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo. At the time of writing this, Watcher (Book One) is free to download from Amazon if you want to check me out. I've also got a whole host of short stories that you can have a gander at on http://www.shawneesmall.com and they're free to read, too. Last, but not least, I'm right in the middle of writing Betrayer, the third book in The Shining Ones series, and it should be out winter 2016. Fingers crossed.


So, shameless author plug aside, what else can I tell you that might be interesting? I'm a bit of a "jack of all trades" - I've been a games producer, a 3D cake artist, a book binder, a reflexologist, an HTMLer, and even a life guard. I spent most of my adult life living abroad in England, and accidentally brought home a British husband. I was also a goth for more than two decades, and have a predilection for black although my wardrobe seems to be all gray these days. I have a degree in English Literature and have been writing stories forever, but didn't settle down into novels until quite recently. Now books are my life and I love every minute of it!



Which brings me to Authors After Dark or AAD . . .

If you've been before then you know what I'm talking about when I say it's going to be absolutely bonkers in a way that is so amazing that you'll be having AAD withdrawal within 24 hours of getting home. Serious withdrawal. Lunches, dinners, drive-in movies, a ball, private author events, book panels, mayhem, drinking, chaos, all-nighters, and somewhere in there, a book signing. There is so much going on that I can't even begin to list it all here. Honestly, I can't even keep up with all the things being added daily, and I'm a participating author.

Still unsure if you want come? DO IT. Really. DO IT NOW. You won't be sorry. Not only will you have the time of your life, but you'll also meet readers and bloggers who are just like you and love the same things that you love. You'll get to hang out with some of the most amazing and generous authors out there. You'll make new friends; perhaps even see some old ones. Trust me when I say that it's WORTH IT.

If you've already signed up and you're like, "I already get all the awesome, you don't need to tell me twice!" then I can't wait to either meet you or see you again. I'm going to be pretty much everywhere, but if you want to hang with me personally, you can sign up for a ticket to my drive-in movie (my ball and debut tables are already sold out) or come see me at the Trampoline park, Welcome Party, book panels, signing, or anywhere in between. I'm hosting a 'My Little Pony' party and you can enter to win one of the 10 exclusive invites, but you gotta enter in the next week, time's a tickin'. Also be on the lookout for my multi-author ice cream social happening on Tuesday before AAD begins. See? So. Much. Stuff.

Grab my books, come to AAD, and let's hang out. We'll have a blast. I promise.







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