October 9, 2014

Drum roll please... A Cover Reveal for Author Kiru Taye @KiruTaye @LoveBitesSilk

Today we have author Kiru Taye visiting. Welcome!

What would you like to tell readers about yourself?
* Kiru Taye is the award-winning and best-selling author of His Treasure.
* As a young adult, she read a lot of books. Mostly, she loved the romantic stories for the fantasy of being swept away by dashing heroes to exotic locations. Though her reading tastes have matured since then, she still loves reading romance novels.
* Having always dreamt of writing novels, she finally 'bit the bullet' in 2010 and wrote her first contemporary romance novel which she submitted the first chapter as an entry to New Voices writing contest in September 2010. It was shortlisted for ‘call-back’.
* She writes historical, contemporary and paranormal romance. Her stories are sensual and steamy, her characters passionate and sassy and her settings, atmospheric and exotic.
* When she’s not writing, she’s reading, hanging out with family or traveling. Born in Nigerian, she currently lives in the UK with her husband and two children.
(Information extracted from her blog.)

What are you going to tell us about today?
* My Black Warriors series prequel Black Soul. It's an urban fantasy, paranormal romance. I'm revealing the cover today, which was created by: Love Bites and Silk

Here's the cover and a look into the story:
~ Blurb ~
He will damn his soul to set hers free.
When workaholic high-flying career lawyer Tara Woji takes a well deserved break and meets up with old friends she doesn’t realise the danger lurking in the shadows for her. M’na is a chi, a gatekeeper whose duty is to protect the humans. Tara is his assignment. As the shadows deepen and darkness comes to claim her, he will do whatever it takes to protect her including doing the one thing that releases her powers – unbinding her heart.
~ Excerpt ~
* M'na lounged in the worn foam armchair, thighs apart, legs stretched out, right hand clutching a short tumbler of whisky. Lord of the Ring posters covered up blue paint peeling off the brick walls.
* Ironic really, the first time he was going to have sex in a millennium and he'd chosen a demon with a love for fantasy movies, who lived in a part of the city that could've been Mordor.
* Desperation flowed in his veins, making him feverish. Sweat dripped down his face. His t-shirt clung to his back, a second skin. He tightened his grip on the glass to stop his hand from shaking and lifted it to his lips.
* The strong liquor burned his throat as he tossed the whole shot down. Thumped the glass back onto the small table and refilled it from the bottle.
* One of the advantages, or disadvantages depending on how one chose to look at it, of being a super, alcohol had no effect in normal quantities.
* But he liked the sting of whisky at the back of his throat and in his chest. It made him feel alive. Something he hadn't felt in a very long time.
* Shame it couldn't numb the pain searing his soul, his constant companion.
Copyright Kiru Taye 2014
***Publication date: October 30***
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Thank you for joining us here today, Kiru Taye! It was a pleasure getting to know you and your work.

* Kiru is giving away one $10 Amazon Gift card to one lucky person. Complete the rafflecopter entries for your chance to win. Contest is open internationally to all eligible participants. a Rafflecopter giveaway

October 2, 2014

Happy B-day Evernight Publishing! 4 years strong! Ten things about C.O.V.E.N. @evernightpub #BDayBashBlogHop

Roll out the Red Carpet ~ Evernight celebrates four years of publishing!
Join authors, bloggers and reviewers as we take a RED CARPET tour featuring Evernight's smart and sexy books. Slip on your virtual stilettos and walk the red carpet of award winning titles, spectacular reviews, and paparazzi style interviews.
Be sure to visit every stop on the tour where you can enter for a chance to win great prizes, including a new eReader, gift certificates, swag, books and much more! For links to the participating authors and bloggers CLICK HERE or use the links at the end of the post.
Don't forget to visit the Evernight Publishing website where all eBooks are 50% off through October 13th!
Now I turn the spotlight on my smart and sexy book...
Top 10 things about my series: C.O.V.E.N.
10. Some of the stories in the series have been previously published.
9. The story Open World used to be two individual stories, and they went through a major change when I re-submitted it this year.
8. The series was originally sci-fi paranormal romance and is now erotic urban fantasy.
7. Originally the series was set part in Oregon, part in the area I grew up in and part in Las Vegas.
6. The series title, C.O.V.E.N., means Clans of Vegas - Endless Night.
5. The new version of this series has been reset to take place completely in and around Las Vegas.
4. The premise of the stories is based off of when I used to play WOW (World of Warcraft).
3. I have been to LAN Parties.
2. Lightning storms in Las Vegas can be very intense.
1. I adore this review: "Open World reads like a darkly erotic version of Tron with a rough edge." -- " If you are feeling courageous and want a unique read Open World will definitely take you on an adventurous ride." ~ Monica at Monlatable Book Reviews
Open World - C.O.V.E.N. ~ is available at Evernight Publishing!
~ Blurb ~
* The world has broken out in wars. Las Vegas has been ravaged by chemical warfare and is now home to several clans and creatures.
* Welcome to I-D-8 Entertainment’s newest game: Clans of Vegas—Endless Night.
* Friends and family have gathered for a crunch time playtest of C.O.V.E.N.. When a horrible thunderstorm hits, everyone’s sucked into the game for real. In the MMORPG, Hope Collins is kidnapped by Buzz and forced to submit to his whims. Her boyfriend, Alden, has to delay his quest of defeating a clan’s prince to save her, but time and circumstance don’t seem to be on his side. Faith Collins is bombarded by strange dreams brought on by Buzz. Her boyfriend, Tavis, learns to dream walk, but can he help break the spell she’s under and save her before she’s lost to him?
* C.O.V.E.N. is more than just a game. It’s a whole other world.
Be Warned: Sadism, bondage, sex toys, anal play, multiple partners, horror aspects, mild violence
Keep posted to my website for updates on upcoming C.O.V.E.N. stories!
Now for the good stuff!
Answer my questions, which are provided below, in the comment section for a chance to win (be sure to include your name and email address so if you win we can contact you):
* Your choice of an Amazon Kindle Fire HD or Kobo Arc 7
* $100 Amazon GC
* $50 Evernight GC
* My blog prize: A $5.00 Evernight Publishing gift certificate!
Question: Are you into computer games? If so, which ones do you like? If not, why?
* Please note, if you do not answer the questions above or you just copy and paste someone else's answer, you will be disqualified from winning any of the prizes.
Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the hop!
Casey Moss
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