Monday, January 28, 2013

Please welcome Fab author Ella Jade!

Ella Jade

I’ve been a writer my whole life. As a child, I had an active imagination. The stories and plots have always played out in my head but I never knew what to do with them. I have books filled with stories. Writing has been my escape for as long as I can remember but I never knew what to do with my tales. That all changed when I discovered the eBooks industry.

Becoming a published author has affected my life in many positive ways. Getting the opportunity to work with so many talented publishers and editors has helped me perfect my craft. In the two years since I took the plunge and started submitting my work, I’ve become a stronger writer. I’m learning to take more risks and explore some sub-genres that I have never tried before. I just finished penning my first paranormal romance.

I’ve also met some really great writers and readers along the way. There are so many people willing to help and support you in the writing community. I’ve been lucky enough to make some really great friends who have held my hand and talked me off many cliffs.

I think the most positive thing to come out of my writing is finally finding an outlet to share my stories. The voices inside my head are very active and I have lots of journeys to tell. I love having a creative outlet. Writing does all of that for me.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Menage Awards

The Menage Fan's Choice Awards Nomination Form - please join us and celebrate this amazing genre.

Welcome to the first annual MNW Menage Romance Fan's Choice Awards. Please feel free to nominate your favorite Menage book within the following categories. Nominations are open January 5-31, 2013
* Voting will be opened February 1-28, 2013 Nominees : date of publication must be between Jan 1 up to Dec 31, 2012
*** ONE NOMINATION PER CATEGORY PER PERSON ***
~ 3 CATEGORIES FOR THE SAME BOOK PER PERSON (one entry per category still apply) ~

The right way to enter your nomination is:
Author First name (*)
Author Last name (*)
Title (*)
Series with # (if applicable)
Date of publication (must be between Jan 1 to Dec 31 2012)
Publisher (optional)
URL buying direct link (optional)
(*) MANDATORY.
Incomplete answers will null your nomination Prizes to win for each category!! Rules: - Authors can nominate their fellow authors but not themselves.
- Reviewers are not allowed to vote for themselves but can vote any other categories. - Mary’s Naughty Whispers will not vote in any categories. Nomination is in your hands!
- Maximum 1 vote per category per person. Some books may fit into several categories. You may choose the 3 best categories maximum for the same book.
- To participate you do not need to offer a nomination in all categories.
- In order to avoid multiple votes per the same person or self nomination, a personal email & name are required. Emails will be validated. If you are not interested to receive prizes, mention it when you fill in your email and name. Twitter ID or Facebook are acceptable alternative i.o. your name.
- If it happens that a category does not fit the book nominated, Mary's Naughty Whispers will contact the nominator in order to select another category.
In order to avoid such mistake, please check the book categories on the publisher's website :)

January 5-31: nominations
February 1: Nominees announcement and voting commences February 2-28:
March 1st: Winners announcement


UPDATE (Jan 8): In the event that a category exceeds 5 nominations, the five (5) nominations most submitted in the category will be eligible for the final voting award (Feb 2-28). In case of a tie, the first nominations submitted (date/hour) will be selected. The most votes for the same author/book in the same category, the better chance this author/book will be the official nominees.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Giving fans a chance to voice their opinions

Do you read Menage stories? Do you write them? This is a genre many are just getting into (I started my very first one yesterday) and its a great one. One of the biggest way sto say thank you to our readers is to give them the chance to voice their opinions. On January 5th, the first annual  Reader's Fan's Choice Menage awards will be taking place.
There are a ton of categories, so stop by and nominate your favorite menage romance, book cover, and review.
http://marywhispers.blog.com/ is hosting them with a whole list of sponsors. Stop by and share the love with your favorite author, publisher, cover artist!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

BJ Scott - Highland Quest

No longer content in the shadows of his older brothers and on a quest to find his destiny, Bryce Fraser's chosen path is fraught with danger, passion, and decisions. Can his unspoken love for spirited, beguiling Fallon be triumphant in a time of war and uncertainty, or will they both fall prey to the devious plans of a traitorous laird from a rival clan?
 
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EXCERPT:
Loch Ryan Scotland, 1307
Wa . . . water,” Bryce mumbled, but there was no one there to listen.
 
His throat was parched and he ran his tongue over dry, cracked lips, but his action offered no relief. An entire loch lay only a few feet away, but he couldn’t muster the strength to drag himself to the bank and quench his thirst.

Cold . . . so cold.”
Despite the sun beating down on him, he’d swear he was encased in ice. His life’s blood seeped from his wounds, soaking the ground beneath him. He tried to raise his head, but the excruciating pain radiating across his chest stole his breath away.
Was this what it felt like to die? If so, he prayed the Almighty would be merciful and take him now.
 
Bryce moaned, a shift in his position bringing on another nauseating wave of agony. He sucked in a short, sharp, gulp of air and stretched his arm out as far as he could, his fingers grappling in the dirt.
 
If only I could reach my sword.
Beads of perspiration dampened his brow. As the strength slowly drained from his body, drawing a simple breath became more difficult. The end grew near. No time to make amends for sins of the past, and he had committed his share.
Regrets? He had those, too. “Fallon.” He whispered her name then heaved a ragged sigh.
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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

With a passion for historical romance, history in general, and anything Celtic, B.J. always has an exciting work in progress. Each story offers a blend of romance, adventure, suspense, and, where appropriate, a dab of comic relief. Carefully researched historical facts are woven into each manuscript, providing a backdrop from which steamy romance, gripping plots, and vivid characters—dashing alpha heroes and resourceful, beguiling heroines you can’t help but admire—spring to life. A member of RWA, World Romance Writers, Celtic Hearts Romance Writers, and Savvy Authors, B.J. also writes contemporary, paranormal, time travel, and romantic suspense.

C.S. Lewis first captivated B. J.’s imagination in the fourth grade, and her desire to write sprang from there. Following a career in nursing and child and youth work, B.J. married her knight-in-shining-armor, and he whisked her away to his castle by the sea. In reality, they share their century-old home in a small Canadian town on the shore of Lake Erie with three dogs and a cat. When she is not working at her childcare job, on her small business, or writing, you will find her reading, camping, or antique hunting.

The author will award gifts of swag (including a canvas tote bag, a mouse pad, a pen, book thong, bookmark, can cooler, magnet, and key chain -- US/Canada only) to randomly drawn commenters from this tour and her Virtual Book Tour, and a grand prize of one $50 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter from this tour and her Virtual Book Tour.