NEW RELEASE & CONTEST: Kiss of the Rose, by Kate Pearce

Kate Pearce’s new release, KISS OF THE ROSE, The Tudor Vampire Chronicles, is out today (and I so plan to get it)! There’s a contest on her site where you have a chance to win the book and more, along with additional information. Check out the excerpt below:

Kiss of the Rose

First in a sexy new series that takes a bite out of the court of King Henry VIII

Desperate to defeat King Richard III and gain the English crown, Henry Tudor made a pact with the Druids that bound him and his heirs to the Druid’s deadly struggle against the Vampires. Ever since, the Llewellyns, an ancient Vampire slaying family, have been in the permanent employ of the monarchy.

Now Henry VIII is on the throne, and his father’s bargain has almost been forgotten. Until corpses drained of blood start turning up in the most inappropriate of places, including the king’s bedchamber. But are these people the victims of the Vampires-or of the Druids?

To save the king from a nameless assassin, Rosalind Llewellyn, Vampire hunter extraordinaire, must form an uneasy alliance with a known Druid slayer. Sir Christopher Ellis hails from a family that has protected the Vampires for centuries, yet Rosalind has no choice but to rely on his help. And with her life threatened and her loyalty tested, Rosalind may even have to acknowledge the unthinkable. This sworn enemy may be her soul mate.

NEW RELEASE: Possess Me, by R.G. Alexander

Author R.G. Alexander’s New York debut, POSSESS ME, just released today! (Sounds good, doesn’t it? I like New Orleans and the paranormal, so will definitely check this one out!)

POSSESS ME

In the Big Easy, there’s a legend women long for: a sexual voodoo spirit who can fulfill their darkest fantasies. And in these three steaming-hot novellas, he helps three New Orleans couples achieve the ultimate satisfaction…

Release Me

When Allegra heads down to New Orleans to heal her wounds, she never expects to lose her heart to such a quiet, troubled man as Rousseau. She’s even less prepared for the scorching, sexual spirit within him—and what he can do to her…

Reclaim Me

Ben has loved Michelle as long as he can remember. But his beautiful artist has a way of running away from life—and what the pair could be. Leave it to the infamous sexual spirit to help Ben prove to Michelle where she belongs: in his embrace…

Redeem Me

It’s All Saints’ Day, the one day the voodoo spirit can walk the world in the flesh. When he bumps into Bethany, she might just be the reincarnation of a girl he once loved. Passion ignites, but can he overcome past mistakes and fall in love again?

Author Interview: S.K. Yule

Today I’m sharing brief interview I conducted with my friend and fellow romance author S.K. Yule. Her latest book, DEMON SCORNED, was just released last week, so I thought I’d take the time to talk with her a little bit about herself and the book.

What is your favorite subgenre of romance?

My favorite subgenre to write in at the moment (and probably always) is Paranormal Romance.

Why paranormal?

I love anything that has to do with romance, monsters, ghosts, vampires and horror. Anything that goes bump in the night is exciting to me, not to mention the hot male lead who makes it all okay.   : )

How many books have you written and published so far?

At this date, I have written three full length novels and five novellas. I also have three full length novels and one novella in the works. I currently have two full length novels and three novellas published.

Your latest book, DEMON SCORNED, just came out last week. What kind of book is it, and what is it about?

Demon Scorned is a Paranormal Erotic Romance novella. It is about Dante, a demon of justice who is forced to kill another demon for attacking Lena, Dante’s sister. But, Bianca, who is sister to the demon Dante executes, takes him prisoner. She does not know what her brother did to deserve such punishment, and her grief forces her to carry out a precarious plan to avenge his death.

Dante, turns the tables on Bianca, but both find themselves falling for each other. When they are forced onto a tumultuous journey together, their growing love urges them to take a closer look at the important things in life.

Heh, prisoner, punishment, precarious – that’s my kinda book. *grins* So what’s coming next? What are you working on now?

I am currently working on the third installment of the Darkest Series called Darkest Intentions. I plan to have it finished up within a month. I am also working on Lycan Lust, which is a shape shifter novella, and Possess Me Please which is a Paranormal Romance (ghost). Those I hope to have finished sometime this year. I also have a Menage Historical Romance novella entitled Three Lovers For Lucy which I hope to find a publisher for this year and a Futuristic Romance entitled Warriors of Rion: Bayden which I hope to be finished with either this year or early next year.

That’s a lot of books you’re working on! How do you balance your writing career, family/personal obligations, and other work?

Is there actually a way to balance it? If there is, I haven’t found it thus far. I write every chance I get. That’s the only way I can answer that one.

If you could pass along one thing about being an author to those just starting their writing career, what would it be?

Never, ever give up. If you truly have a heart, a passion for writing, do not ever give up on your dreams. It can be a long, hard road, but if it is something you love, stay stubborn, and keep on track. Make acquaintances with other authors and writers and attend as many writing conferences as you can. But, be prepared to make your own plan and stick to it, as you cannot follow the advice of everyone. Everyone will have a different idea of what you should do to find success. You will ultimately have to decide this for yourself, and stay true to it.


Learn more about S.K. Yule and her books at http://skyule.com.

Blurb for DEMON SCORNED by S.K. Yule

After Dante, Demon of Justice, executes his sister’s murderer, he is imprisoned by Bianca, Demon of Scorn, sister to the man he’s killed. The daily tortures make his blood boil, yet he begins falling for his sexy tormentor. Still, grief and pride conspire, keeping him from explaining his actions to her.

Bianca can’t imagine why her brother deserved Dante’s execution. And, after a plan to avenge his death backfires, she becomes Dante’s captive. More troubling, she is falling in love with him.

Can Dante and Bianca overcome their differences and a journey to hell to find true love?