07/8/15

Exciting Times #LovesofOlympus #CoverReveal

“Loves of Olympus Series” By Sasha Summers
Cover Reveal Blitz
July 8, 2015

In anticipation of the release of ECLIPSING APOLLO, the entire series has gotten a new look!
All three books will be released on August 2, 2015!

Medusa, A Love Story 
(Loves of Olympus Series, Bk #1)
by Sasha Summers 

Blurb:
It’s said love can change a person. Medusa wasn’t always a monster…
Medusa is ruled by duty, to her Titan father and the Goddess Athena. She’s no room for the tenderness her warrior guard, Ariston, stirs. When Olympus frees her from service, her heart leads her into the arms of the guard she loves… and curses her as the creature with serpent locks.
Ariston goes to war with a full heart… and dreadful foreboding. He learns too late of the danger Medusa faces, alone, and a Persian blade sends him into the Underworld. But death, curses, nor the wrath of the Gods will keep him from returning to her.
Poseidon will use Greece’s war to get what he wants: Medusa. He does not care that she belongs to another. He does not care that she will be damned. He is a God, an Olympian, and she will be his.

Release Date:
August 2, 2015

For the Love of Hades 
(Loves of Olympus Series, Bk #2)
by Sasha Summers

Blurb: 
Hades, God of Death, has no heart. Persephone is determined to prove otherwise…
Hades, the Lord of the Underworld, has no patience for living things or his Olympian brethren. His purpose is order, administering justice to those who enter his realm, and keeping the balance decreed by the Fates. Meeting Persephone sways his focus, her gentle sweetness threatening his control. But he will not be tempted.
Poseidon’s scheming wreaks havoc upon Persephone. Hades has no choice – he must rescue her.
Hades awakens something within the Goddess Persephone. She feels no fear from his brooding presence. In truth, she’s never felt so alive. Every stolen moment together only confirms her instinct: he is meant to be hers. Such a powerful union suit will face opposition – from Olympus, her troubled betrothed, the Fates, even Hades himself – but she is determined to win his heart. 

Release Date:
August 2, 2015

Eclipsing Apollo 
(Loves of Olympus Series, Bk  #3)
by Sasha Summers

Blurb:
Apollo is fond of many things. Music, poetry, physical prowess, truth, and love. The Pythian Games are in his honor and he attends, as a mere mortal, to enjoy the competition… and the women. Meeting the fair Coronis offers him his greatest delight. Her strength, her fearlessness, and her beauty clasp his heart with an irrevocable hold. But she wants none of him.
Coronis’ duty is to marry, but she yearns for so much more. She is a fierce competitor, a hunter, skilled in strategy and reason. Those that would court her lack both the mind and the body to rival hers – she will settle for no less. As a mortal, Apollo was both infuriating and tempting. But Apollo the Olympian is terrifying. She fears giving him her heart might destroy her soul.
Demeter’s need for revenge pits Olympian against Olympian, forcing Apollo into a darkness the God of Light must fight if he ever hopes to see his Coronis again. 

Release Date:
August 2, 2015

About the Author

Sasha is part gypsy. Her passions have always been storytelling, Hollywood, history, and travel. It’s no surprise that her books include a little of each. Her first play, ‘Greek Gods and Goddesses’ was written for her Girl Scout troupe. She’s been writing ever since. She loves getting lost in the worlds and characters she creates; even if she frequently forgets to run the dishwasher or wash socks when she’s doing so. Luckily, her four brilliant children and hero-inspiring hubby are super understanding and supportive.

You can stalk, I mean find Sasha here
          

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07/4/15

Cover Reveal – A Cowboy’s Christmas Reunion!!!

I have a wonderful cover for my Harlequin American 2015 release! Want to see it?

GOOD! Because I am thrilled to share it with you!!!!

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And here’s the back blurb:

Way back when, Hunter Boone thought he and Josie Stephens had something that would last forever. Then she got her ticket out of town and took off—alone. The hurt nearly tore him apart. By the time Josie realized she’d made a mistake, Hunter had already married.

Now Josie’s back in Stonewall Crossing, and while instant fire flares between them, she can’t come between the now single dad and his son. As the whole town gets ready for Christmas, Josie finds it hard to avoid Hunter. No matter how much he tempts her with the promise of a future together, she has to tell herself—for her own survival—that relationships just aren’t her thing…

It’s up for pre-order – YAY!!! Links are below…

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

Harlequin

The Boones of Texas, Book 2 is slated for January 2016. It’s called Twins for the Rebel Cowboy! :)

01/15/14

Cover Reveal: Cowboys & Kisses… Or, My First YA Novel!

Blurb:

 

Allie had big plans for the future. Falling for a cowboy wasn’t part of it.

1.  Get out of Black Falls Texas – aka Redneck Hell

(Graduation was eight months away. After that, she was out of there.)

2.    Avoid Wyatt Holcomb at all costs.

(Except he was everywhere and kind of hard to ignore since he was hot—and a really nice guy.)

3.    Avoid her parents.

(Shouldn’t be too hard to do since her father hated her and her mother pretended nothing was wrong.)

4.    Stop thinking about Wyatt.

(Which would be a lot easier if he wasn’t so sweet… and he’d keep his shirt on.)

5.    Decide what she really wants.

(Instead of holding onto the past and the guilt.) 

Maybe falling for a cowboy could work after all?

 

 

Pre-order Now!

KOBO

http://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/Search?Query=cowboys+%26+kisses+summers

 

InkSpell Publishing

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12/3/13

Stephanie Dray’s Latest Release…

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From critically acclaimed historical fantasy author, Stephanie Dray comes the long-awaited new tale based on the true story of Cleopatra’s daughter.

After years of abuse as the emperor’s captive in Rome, Cleopatra Selene has found a safe harbor. No longer the pitiful orphaned daughter of the despised Egyptian Whore, the twenty year old is now the most powerful queen in the empire, ruling over the kingdom of Mauretania—an exotic land of enchanting possibility where she intends to revive her dynasty. With her husband, King Juba II and the magic of Isis that is her birthright, Selene brings prosperity and peace to a kingdom thirsty for both. But when Augustus Caesar jealously demands that Selene’s children be given over to him to be fostered in Rome, she’s drawn back into the web of imperial plots and intrigues that she vowed to leave behind. Determined and resourceful, Selene must shield her loved ones from the emperor’s wrath, all while vying with ruthless rivals like King Herod. Can she find a way to overcome the threat to her marriage, her kingdom, her family, and her faith? Or will she be the last of her line?

Read the Reviews

“A stirring story of a proud, beautiful, intelligent woman whom a 21st century reader can empathize with. Dray’s crisp, lush prose brings Selene and her world to life.” ~RT Book Reviews

“The boldest, and most brilliant story arc Dray has penned…” ~Modge Podge Reviews

“If you love historical fiction and magical realism, these books are for you.” ~A Bookish Affair

Read an Excerpt

Below me, six black Egyptian cobras dance on their tails, swaying. I watch their scaled hoods spread wide like the uraeus on the crown of Egypt. Even from this height, I’m paralyzed by the sight of the asps, their forked tongues flickering out between deadly fangs. I don’t notice that I’m gripping the balustrade until my knuckles have gone white, all my effort concentrated upon not swooning and falling to my death.

And I would swoon if I were not so filled with rage. Someone has arranged for this. Someone who knows what haunts me. Someone who wants to send me a message and make this occasion a moment of dread. My husband, the king must know it, for he calls down, “That’s enough. We’ve seen enough of the snake charmer!”

There is commotion below, some upset at having displeased us. Then Chryssa hisses, “Who could think it a good idea to honor the daughter of Cleopatra by coaxing asps from baskets of figs?”

The story the world tells of my mother’s suicide is that she cheated the emperor of his conquest by plunging her hand into a basket where a venomous serpent lay in wait. A legend only, some say, for the serpent was never found. But I was there. I brought her that basket. She was the one bitten but the poison lingers in my blood to this day. I can still remember the scent of figs in my nostrils, lush and sweet. The dark god Anubis was embroidered into the woven reeds of the basket, the weight of death heavy in my arms. I can still see my mother reach her hand into that basket, surrendering her life so that her children might go on without her. And I have gone on without her.

I have survived too much to be terrorized by the emperor’s agents or whoever else is responsible for this.

If it is a message, a warning from my enemies, I have already allowed them too much of a victory by showing any reaction at all. So I adopt as serene a mask as possible. My daughter blinks her big blue eyes, seeing past my facade. “Are you frightened, Mother? They cannot bite us from there. The snakes are very far away.”

I get my legs under me, bitterness on my tongue. “Oh, but they’re never far enough away.”

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Available now in print and e-book!

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | Kobo | Powells | IndieBound | Goodreads

Available now in print and e-book!

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | Kobo | Powells | IndieBound | Goodreads


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STEPHANIE DRAY is a bestselling, multi-published, award-winning author of historical women’s fiction and fantasy set in the ancient world. Her critically acclaimed historical series about Cleopatra’s daughter has been translated into more than six different languages, was nominated for a RITA Award and won the Golden Leaf. Her focus on Ptolemaic Egypt and Augustan Age Rome has given her a unique perspective on the consequences of Egypt’s ancient clash with Rome, both in terms of the still-extant tensions between East and West as well as the worldwide decline of female-oriented religion. Before she wrote novels, Stephanie was a lawyer, a game designer, and a teacher. Now she uses the transformative power of magic realism to illuminate the stories of women in history and inspire the young women of today. She remains fascinated by all things Roman or Egyptian and has-to the consternation of her devoted husband-collected a house full of cats and ancient artifacts.

08/15/13

Hollywood Homecoming! #CoverReveal

Look! Look! Look! Isn’t it beautiful? I’m in love with the cover – and this story. Hope you will too!!

Make-up artist to the stars. The favorite aunt. Dance teacher. Baby sister. Talented musician and song-writer.

Single.

Why did that word rank above the rest? Helen loved her family and understood they wanted her to have the real love they’d all found. It’s just that she’d found her someone special and learned to live without him. She’d been too young for the quirky, idealistic doctor-off to save the world-to notice. And, really, if she had it her way, he’d never know how she’d felt. Now, he was one of her best friends, a pen pal, losing him would be too much.

Seeing him at their parents wedding, Helen realizes the horrible truth: she still loves Joseph… which wouldn’t be so bad if she wasn’t in the situation she was in.

But she was. And her secret will change everything. Will it destroy hope for a Hollywood happy ending too?

YAY for amazing cover-art to dress-up my story!!! I so so love this cover! Now go pre-order it on Amazon or through InkSpell and enjoy it as soon as it comes out in September!

06/14/13

An Olympus Love… Summer Lovin’ Blog Hop Stop

Today is MY day… And guess what I’m going to be talking about?

LOVE!

What else?

Love in ancient times… in Greece… And Mythology too!

I know! You are SHOCKED. Blown away, even, right? ;)

Okay, okay, you knew it was coming. And I know that my obsession with all things Greek Mythology doesn’t make me unique. So many readers LOVE to read about characters from or based on those that fill Edith Hamilton’s Greek Mythology (didn’t we all have to buy this book at one time or another for school?). Writer’s too. I love how many variations, tweaks, loopholes, and complete surprises aome authors have managed to master – creating a new, rich, yet familiar experience.

Weaving romance into these tales – a no brainer. I happen to favor tragic spins, but that’s just me. However, there have been some highly satisfying happily ever after reads too! And THAT’s what I hope you’ll leave in the comments – your favorite Myth related books. You know books you want to share (or should AVOID!) so we can all increase out TBR list for the summer. :) So, thanks for that! I will pick one random commenter for a signed copy of For the Love of Hades, to sweeten the deal!

And, since I’m a rabid movie fan, I have to say that READERS aren’t alone.  I’m going to take this time to share the new movie trailer for 300:Rise of an Empire….

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I’m so torn! I LOVED the 300! Seriously – I used a majority of the soundtrack to write Medusa, A Love Story. But will this be the kind-of sequel to honor the 300 in all it’s manly cheesiness? I’m not sold. And what about the romance people? Without Leonidas and Gorgo, will we have the foundation that made the half-naked battles less about half-naked hot guys and more about preserving home and hearth? And what’s with Eva Green…

In other upcoming flicks that I can’t ignore but haven’t decided I’m having Olympic Love for – The Rock (LOVE YOU!) will be Hercules next year. :)

Back to the prior-film rant. Here are the other participants – drop by!

Drop by our blogs below between June 14 & 17, leave a comment with your email address and enter the rafflecopter! Lots of chances to win this great prize!

Shawna Romkey Author blog
Constance Phillips, A Writer’s Musings
Katie O’Sullivan
Summer Lovin’ – On Olympus…
Kate’s Blog
Kary Rader
Lindsey R. Loucks
Summer Lovin’, postcards, and maybe bookmarks
Jody A Kessler Summer Lovin’ Mountain Style
Official Website of Maer Wilson
Author Jean Murray ~ Wicked Romance Blog
Summer Lovin’ Heat
Hildie McQueen’s Author Site
Loni Lynne’s Blog Site
Author Avery Olive Blog
Wendy S. Russo
Cindy Young-Turner
Michelle Clay – The Darkside of Romance
the Marvelous Misadventures of Mrs. t
Shannon Eckrich

Here’s the Rafflecopter info:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

I can’t wait to hear your Myth-fave books (or movie) recommendations! For all you Dad’s out there – Happy Father’s Day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

05/13/13

Book Sale & #Giveaway Alert!

It’s been quite a month… Love blog tours, meeting new readers, and talking books. And I have to say, I’m a little sad Medusa, A Love Story’s b-day party is almost over.

Fear Not – you still have a couple of days to enter the really awesome giveaway.

Check the blog roll call, stop by and enter: Medusa, A Love Story BDay Bash

If you don’t want to worry over the chances of winning a copy, then you’re in luck!

Medusa is on SALE big time at All Romance eBooks!

All Romance eBook ($2.99)

In other news, I’m working on some public appearances and book signings. Will keep you in the loop.

AND I’m almost done (I know, I know this has taken FOREVER) with Book 3 in the Red Carpet Series.

Hope you’re all well? Anything new to share? Any books worth reading? Movies that are MUST see?

I did finally see Life of Pi and am now very sad I missed it on the big screen – WOW!

Happy Monday. :)

05/7/13

Blogging Nightmares and Bandwidth Mayhem

My blog is under attack by some sort of virtual worm. A worm I’d like to stomp into oblivion…

And apparently bandwidth is an issue as well… making my blog crash altogether. Which sort of defeats the purpose of blogging, ya know?

I’m sad – but working on it - I promise.

Stay with me as I work through these lovely *sarcasm* technical issues and *fingers crossed* upgrade the website to something more fantastic, more interactive, and less worm-plagued and bandwidth deficient…

Anyone know what bandwidth is exactly? All I know it, I’m not a fan…

In the meantime, please keep up with me via Facebook or Twitter! The Medusa, A Love Story Birthday Bash is still underway – don’t miss out on the opportunity to win some very cool prizes. :)

 

 

04/23/13

The Evolution of Lily Drake

Thanks for being here today T. Michelle Nelson!

The Evolution of Lily Drake

When the Lily Drake series began, Lily was a normal, single-mother who worked too hard and played too little.  She was a little bitter from her divorce, a little self-conscious and not terribly confident.

 

Over the course of the first book, Lily became more comfortable with herself.  She begins to make time for herself, lets herself fall in love with not just one but two men and becomes less self-conscious.

 

In the second book, Lily has grown into the person her Aunt Rose saw in the premonitions.  She is confident, in-charge and a force with which to be reckoned.  Lily is turning into that savior and fighter she was always meant to become.  But don’t worry, our vampire mother is still as neurotic and silly as ever.

 

I’ve read Book One – I cannot wait to read Book Two!

04/18/13

Light The Shadows – MICHELLE CLAY!!!

Light the Shadows by Michelle Clay

 

Blurb:

You only get one chance at life then you die. The game’s over, no second chances.  But she was never one to follow all the rules.

In a strange twist of fate, a woman flees purgatory only to jump into a newly vacated body. When she wakes in the hospital, she has a brand new life and a whole lot of unanswered questions.  Now she’s Micah Munroe, a real estate agent with broken memories of the messed up life she once lived. A mysterious man who claims to be Death says she’s his granddaughter and that she’s something called a grimm.

Sully knows she’s an imposter because he reaped the soul of the real Micah only a week ago. He suspects she might be a misplaced shadow, what he calls spirits and vengeful ghosts. He becomes obsessed with finding out who she really is and just how she inhabited a new body.  He’ll stop at nothing to find the truth and send her back to purgatory where she belongs.  What he didn’t bargain on was how his body would react to her or how powerful the white light within her is.

When a powerful shadow and her horde of angry spirits kidnaps Sully’s best friend, they must work together to get him back.  Fighting their feelings for each other isn’t half as difficult as fighting the army of shadows bent on starting a war with the living.

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