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[Archive] Spotlight, Excerpt, Q&A & Giveaway with Eric Asher_4.8.16

FEATURE AUTHOR EVENT

4/8/16

Spotlight, Excerpt, Q&A & Giveaway 

with

Eric Asher

*On our Author Interviews page of the website starting 4/8/16

Posted 6 weeks ago

[ARCHIVE] Spotlight and Giveaway for Lia Davis_4.6.16

FEATURE AUTHOR EVENT

4/6/16

Spotlight and Giveaway 

for

Lia Davis

*Over on the Book Blasts & More page of our website.

Posted 6 weeks ago

[Archive] Spotlight, Excerpt, Special Feature Author Ambush & Giveaway for Donna Grant_4.4.16

FEATURE AUTHOR EVENT

4/4/16

Spotlight, Excerpt, Special Feature Author Ambush Guest Post & Giveaway

for…

Donna Grant

*Over on the Author Ambushes page of our Website starting 4/4/16.

Posted 7 weeks ago

[Archive] Spotlight, Guest Post, Review & Giveaway for Faith Hunter_4.1.16

FEATURE AUTHOR EVENT

4/1/16

Spotlight, Author Ambush Guest Post, Review & Giveaway

with

Faith Hunter

*Full, formatted post can be found on our Author Ambushes page of the website starting 4/1/16.

Posted 7 weeks ago

[Archive] Cover Reveal and Spotlight for Faith Hunter_3.30.16

*Full ‘pretty’ formatted post can be found on the Author Ambushes page of our Website

Posted 7 weeks ago

[Archive] Series Spotlight, Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway for Donna Grant_2.15.16

FEATURE AUTHOR EVENT

2/15/16

Series Spotlight, Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway

for

Donna Grant

*Pretty, formatted post with giveaway can be found over on our Author Ambushes page of the website!

Posted 14 weeks ago

[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION’s 14 Days of Love Event Post_2.10.16

The pretty formatted version of this post with giveaway can be found over on our Misc Contests page of the website.

Posted 14 weeks ago

[Archive] #CMCon16 Spotlight & Interview with Chudney Thomas_1.21.16

The pretty formatted copy of this can be found on the Website.

Hey, gang! Happy New Year!

I’m very pleased to have Chudney Thomas with us today.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR, FROM THE AUTHOR:
I was born in Brooklyn, New York, raised on the island of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. According to my father, I learned to read at three and wouldn’t allow him to skip a page of a story. I grew up raiding my mother’s stash of books and my Aunt Patsy’s extensive library. There, I developed my love of literature, and specifically romance.

Books transported me to different worlds, and encouraged me to learn about different cultures, continents, expanding my horizons. I currently live in Central Florida with my family and our interesting pet pooch Maya.

I write contemporary and paranormal romances with a splash of my Caribbean heritage in the settings. There are so many wonderful aspects of the islands, from the beautiful beaches to the fascinating myths that inspire my works.  I hope to one day be able to share them with you!

Keep up with Chudney online at her website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and on GoodReads.

Chudney is the creator of the CENTRAL FLORIDA PACK series and some other anthologies. Let me get you caught up…

Full Circle
CENTRAL FLORIDA PACK Book #1

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He’s waited years for her…

In a pack of werewolves, a half human isn’t exactly at the top of the food chain. Half-human, half-werewolf, Ria Marlett knows her place in the pack. And she knows exactly how the pack’s alpha, Drake Neilson, views her; as a convenient lay. So far she’s managed to avoid his advances, but she knows his patience is growing thin.

Now he’s ready to claim her.

Ria does her best to avoid Drake, but the sexy woman can’t hide who she is. Tired of waiting, now he’ll do whatever it takes to win Ria, even woo her while dealing with rabid lone wolf attacks. With the pack in danger Ria is forced to face what Drake has been telling her all along, she just might be the strongest of the pack.

Full Force
CENTRAL FLORIDA PACK BOOK #2

COMING 2016

More from the Central Florida Pack. James, Drake’s second in command gets a little more than he bargained for in a mate.

Hunks, Hammers, and Happily Ever Afters!!

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An anthology of novellas about hunky blue collar, hammer wielding heroes and the women who tame them. Stories are by USA Today Bestselling Authors Cari Quinn, Cathy Clamp, and Anna J Stewart, and featuring authors Jodi Redford, Amie Stuart, Leah Braemel, and Chudney Thomas.

Get down and dirty with this sexy blue collar bundle featuring seven original contemporary romance novellas that range from sweet to sizzling.

KNOCKOUT – Cari Quinn
All Emerson Knapp wantsis everything he shouldn’t have. When all his secrets come to a head, the only question left is how much he’s willing to lose.

HOT SUMMER NIGHTS – Cathy Clamp
Sophie Green is smart, gorgeous, and good with her hands. Can Gabe convince her to make her stay at the Starlight Motel a permanent one?

MARKED FOR LOVE - Anna J. Stewart
Overworked pub manager Regan Murphy is about to have her hands full with Lantano Valley newcomer and tattoo artist Brodie Crawford: a sexy single father who is far too distracting.
*this version of MARKED FOR LOVE is a spiced up version of the original sweet novella of the same title. Includes a never before published epilogue, available ONLY in this boxed set.

KNOTTY MAGIC – Jodi Redford
Hormones be damned, Tully Eastwood won’t succumb to her attraction for a sexy lumberjack—until she finds herself trapped overnight with him in the woods.

AGAINST THE WALL – Amie Stuart
Construction Supervisor Lexi Kimball is the one person everyone loves to hate. Everyone except a sexy foreman with an adventurous streak, that is.

UNASHAMED — Leah Braemel
Two sexy construction workers double Hayley O’Connell’s fun. But can they convince her the fun should last forever?

LOVE IN AN ELEVATOR – Chudney Thomas
Mica Lawson is a failure and a flake; at least according to her family. Then one stalled elevator, and a sexy repairman, change her life.

Sound great, yeah!?

How about we find out a little bit more about Chudney…

LITERAL ADDICTION: Hi, Chudney! Thank you so much for being here today!

Chudney: Hello and thank you for having me!

LITERAL ADDICTION: I always start by getting to know our guest V.I.P author a little bit better…

1) Can you tell us 3 things about yourself – no matter how random - that we couldn’t find out easily on the Internet?

Chudney: Three things? They are about to be really random. 1) I love Roti. 2) My friends say, I’m resourceful . 3) According to my co- Worker when I get really excited my accent becomes more pronounced.

Ps. this is a really good question to ask others cause I now have a few answers that I keep to myself as reminders and that make me smile. :)

2) What are 2 things that always make you smile, and 2 things that never fail to piss you off?

Chudney:
2 Things that always make me smile:
A beautiful day
A great giant hug
2 Things that piss me off
People cutting in line
Me or someone else failing to follow through on a promise ( I understand if it’s something that is impossible or life gets in the way but if you don’t communicate I get mad and if I’m the one who fails I’m really upset with myself.)

3) Was there anyone (or anything) that was directly involved with your drive to become an author?

Chudney: My mother, my father and my aunts. My husband who makes sure I always have a functioning laptop. Let’s just say my family in general. They fed my love of reading and stories and though they may not always understand what it takes but they always support me.

4) Let’s play a game… You are the heroine of the last book you read, being chased by the antagonist of the one before, and end up in the arms of the hero from the one before that. What’s the scenario?

Chudney: So you just caught me in a re-reading phase. This time it’s Nalin Singh’s Psy Changeling series. I would be the Heroine Zaira Neve being chased by Ming Le Bon and the disease eating away at the net to end up in the arms of the most dangerous Telekinetic of the PSY Councillor Kaleb Krychek causing earthquakes during certain activities.

5) If you could spend the day with anyone – alive, dead, fictional, etc – with whom would you want to spend it, and what would you want to do?

Chudney: This is so unfair because really I want a tea party with Cleopatra, The Queen of England, Nelson and Winnie Mandela, Queen Noor, Carib Chief Joseph Chatoyer, Jane Austen, Shakespeare, Dereck Wallcott and Jean Rys.  Sorry can’t follow directions on that one.

6) What’s a typical writing day look like for you?


Chudney: I have no typical writing day. I work a forty hour a week job, with a family. So I steal time when I can. Sometimes the hubby has to go into work early so I sit in the car for an hour and write/edit. I aim for two hours in the evening but sometimes the flesh is weak even though the spirit is willing. I’m really fortunate that on Saturdays family and life permitting that I have an awesome friend in Lori Sjoberg who cracks the whip and lets me invade her house to wirte for a few hours.

7) If we were to check out your DVR, what are some of the shows we’d see?

Chudney: No DVR but I do have Amazon Prime and NetFlix and Youtube. Right now it’s Luther, Jessica Jones, Falling Skies, Sex in the City ( my aunt was visiting from England and we had a marathon), Vikings and anything by Paul Keens Douglas ( I grew up listening to him on the radio back home and his stories still have the power to make laugh.

8) Was there any specific inspiration behind the creation of the CENTRAL FLORIDA PACK series?

Chudney: I went to an animal park where they had wolves, florida panthers and gators right next to each other and thought to myself what would werewolves be doing in Orlando? At that point it was just a thought in the back of my mind I didn’t write Ria’s story until much later.

9) How many books do you ultimately have planned for the series?

Chudney: Currently six. As I write more people show up so it may expand.

10) What types of scenes do you enjoy writing the most (love, action, dialogue, etc) and why?

Chudney: I love dialogue. The things people say to each other can be revealing as can the body language.

11) What was the most challenging thing about creating your series?

Chudney: Keeping track of everyone in it. So you don’t give them the wrong hair color or having them in two places at once.

12) Has there been a specific moment in your career thus far that you are particularly proud of?

Chudney: Hitting publish on Full Circle. I was deathly afraid to take the leap but I did.

13) What’s up next for Chudney Thomas? Anything else in the works – or available – outside of what I covered above that you can share with us?

Chudney: The sequel to Full Circle will be out in February. Edits have taken way longer than I anticipated but it will be out.

14) Anything else coming up that you want to be sure your readers and fans know about – online events, signings, conventions (outside of Coastal Magic), etc?

Chudney: This Year I’m slowing it down a bit and regrouping. I’ll be at RT in Vegas at the Rio Hotel & Casino, April 12 to 17.  But for now that’s it.

15) Is there anything special you’d like to say to your readers while we have you here today?

Chudney: I would love to say thank you for taking a chance on me and that I do appreciate it when you simply say hello or take the time to ready my book.

LITERAL ADDICTION: Chudney, thank you SO much for being with us today. I really hope that I’ve turned some new readers on to your work, and I hope that people will go out, pick up, and love your books. I’m super excited to see you again in February. :)

Chudney: Coastal Magic is one of my favorite cons. I’m so happy I get to see you and everyone else again. Thank you for having me!

Do you want to meet Chudney in person? You can! You can! You can meet tons of other amazing Romance, UF and PNR authors, LITERAL ADDICTION’s officers and other well known featured bloggers, and loads of fellow book addicts and paranormal junkies at the Coastal Magic Convention in Daytona Beach, FL Feb 4-7 2016.

Coastal Magic is a super casual, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and other romance focused convention in Daytona. With panels designed to start interesting discussion, and meet & greets with fun themes, we’ve got something for every fan. Join us for reader, blogger, and author shenanigans, and lots of activities. The charity book sale and signing is open to convention attendees, and FREE to the public. Come take a bite out of the beach with us!! Feb 4-7, 2016. Registration closed 1/16/16 butyou may still be able to your weekend tickets HERE. Keep an eye out!

Keep up with all things Coastal Magic at the Website / Facebook Page / Facebook Event / Twitter / Pinterest / Instagram / Tumblr / Google+

Posted 17 weeks ago

#CMCon16 #CMCParty Twitter Party

Can’t make it to the beach in Daytona in February but want to join in our fun!? You can!! 

Tweet at the Beach with us at #CMCparty!  All romance lovers (readers, bloggers, and authors!) are invited to join our beach-themed Twitter party hosted by authors and bloggers attending Coastal Magic Convention 2016.  This event is a great way for readers to join in the fun from home as we tweet from the beach.  The party will last an hour on Friday, February 5th from 12:45-1:45 (US Eastern Time).  Tweeters can log into our curated music stream so we can all groove to the same tunes (URL provided at the party).  We hope to see your tweets at #CMCparty!

Posted 18 weeks ago

[Archive] #CMCon16 Year End Post with Jan DeLima_12.31.15

*Pretty formatted post (with giveaway) is over on our Coastal Magic Featured Authors page of the website.


Hello, my literal addicts! Coastal Magic’s fearless leader, Jennifer, thought it might be fun to have some of our Featured Authors join us for a few “end of the year” posts. Each day this week, there will be a new topic. Some days one author will fill the post, some days, we’ll have a few different authors sharing their thoughts. And, like today, some of the Featured Bloggers (like us!) are even getting in on the fun.

Here are our topics for the week: be sure to check back (or subscribe to the Coastal Magic blog) to see what our authors (or maybe even their characters) have to say about each day’s theme.

Monday: Book I’m Most Looking Forward To In 2016 (NOT My Own!)
Tuesday: Favorite Line (and Why) From My OWN 2015 Title
Wednesday: Something I’d Like To Learn To Do In 2016
Thursday: Habit I’d Like To Break In 2016
Friday: A Toast To The New Year

Today’s guest Featured Author for Day #4 is Jan DeLima. Make sure to check out what she had to say and grab a copy of the books she speaks of… OH, and she’s giving away a copy of books #1 - #3 so make sure to enter for that!

Habit I’d like to break in 2016:

I’m not a resolution type of person, since I’ve become comfortable with most of my habits, good and bad, but as every January approaches I will inevitably dust off the treadmill and make an attempt to exercise routinely, if only for thirty minutes a day.  Sounds easy, doesn’t it?  If only I could make that a habit!  Anyone who has, you have my admiration!
What I will end up doing is grabbing a second cup of coffee and sitting down to my computer to answer emails, and by the time I open my latest manuscript to write, I’ve lost half the morning.  So, the habit I would like to change is to move my Internet time to lunch and get on that treadmill before my first cup of coffee, that way my mornings are purely for writing when my imagination is awake and ready to create.  We’ll see how it goes.    

May you all have a wonderful and creative New Year!
Jan

Celtic Moon
CELTIC WOLVES Book #1
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Like father, like son…

Sophie Thibodeau has been on the run from the father of her son for more than fifteen years. Now her son, Joshua, is changing, and her greatest fears are about to be realized. He’s going to end up being just like his father—a man who can change into a wolf.

Dylan Black has been hunting for Sophie since the night she ran from him—an obsession he cannot afford in the midst of an impending war. Dylan controls Rhuddin Village, an isolated town in Maine where he lives with an ancient Celtic tribe. One of the few of his clan who can still shift into a wolf, he must protect his people from the Guardians, vicious warriors who seek to destroy them.

When Sophie and Dylan come together for the sake of their son, their reunion reignites the fierce passion they once shared. For the first time in years, Dylan’s lost family is within his grasp. But will he lose them all over again? Are Joshua and Sophie strong enough to fight alongside Dylan in battle? Nothing less than the fate of his tribe depends on it…

Summer Moon
CELTIC WOLVES Book #2
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She won’t be ruled again…

Rosa Alban has been obedient her entire life. But when her alpha husband dies, she seizes the opportunity to flee the oppressive Guardians—the rulers of the secret shapeshifter world. Her flight instantly brands her as a pack traitor, and she has no choice but to seek protection from a neighboring tribe by marrying one of their sons.

Known as the Beast of Merin, Luc Black loyally plays the part of unwanted son and devoted brother. He realizes marrying Rosa will strengthen his tribe’s territory, but he has no intention of loving ever again. Still, he’s unprepared for the intense physical need the wild she-wolf awakens in him.

When the Guardians hone in on Rosa, Luc must fight to protect his new bride. And as war descends, the unlikely allies discover their destinies are irrevocably entwined…

Autumn Moon
CELTIC WOLVES Book #3
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The author of Summer Moon returns to her “great werewolf world,”* where war looms and love may be the key to saving all of shifter kind…

For centuries, Cormack has lived between worlds—a man trapped in the body of a wolf, shunned by humans and shifters alike. Only one person has ever welcomed his company: Elen, a kindred outcast who is feared by others of her ancient Celtic race for her strange healing abilities. Cormack has always valued Elen’s kindness and understanding, but after a desperate act of friendship causes Elen to free him from his curse, he realizes he wants more. He wants all of her—completely and forever.

Except before Cormack can win Elen’s heart, Pendaran, the evil leader of the Guardians, captures her, determined to manipulate her incredible power to aid him in his twisted war against the shapeshifting tribes. Now Cormack must use all of his skills as a warrior and a wolf to save the woman he loves—before Pendaran’s vile schemes destroy them all…

Posted 20 weeks ago