Thursday, 14 February 2013

Hearts on Fire Blog Hop

Welcome back to my blog for the Hearts on Fire Blog Hop to celebrate the release of The Summoner's Tale by Victoria Danann. (Details below)

Today is Valentine's Day! I hope you are all having a chance to spend some quality time with the ones you love! Since it's a Thursday, I will be driving my son to dance class, probably trying to get some writing done, and of course, the Evil Day Job. But hubby and I have some plans to celebrate later tonight with some exciting new toys we bought recently!

I'll be honest, we've been exploring our freaky sides a bit recently. I've been reading and writing a lot of BDSM, and it had my curiosity piqued. So I talked to him about it, and we've tried a few things: spanking, bondage, toys, blindfolds... Some of it has gone amazingly well, and some of it not so much. But it certainly has helped our marriage. Not because of the kinky sex as much as the communication that is essential to trying anything like this. We had to talk a lot about what we wanted first. Then as we try different things, we need to be able to talk about what is working, and why, and what didn't work so much.

We've had some tears (at least I have), some hilarious moments that will not be shared with anyone, but mostly some very intense connections with each other. It really has brought us closer together, and after 17 years, it was important to reconnect somehow instead of falling into the rut of familiarity.

So I hope you get the chance to connect with your sig other and maybe try something new, too!

Want to win?
Visit the other authors on the linky list below (and if the list is not there, click here)! They all have prizes available as well.

There are two Rafflecopter draws below. One is to enter my giveaway to win a copy of The Art of Love! and the other is for the Grand Prize! Make sure you get in on both of them!

A SUMMONER'S TALE: the vampire's confessor

AUTHOR:                  by Victoria Danann
PUBLISHER:             7th House
ISBN:                          978-1-933320-67-0 ebook      Words: 107,000
                                    978-1-933320-80-9 print         Pages: 350
GENRE:                     vampire romance, paranormal romance, urban fantasy,  paranormal fantasy

RELEASE DATE:   February 14, 2013

This is the third installment in a serial saga intended to be read in order.
DESCRIPTION: A secret society, a witch, a psychic, vampires, modern day knights, heroes, elves, fae, assassins from another dimension, and fairytales come together where emotions intersect. Two souls, joined by a mystical bond, separated by distance, must simultaneously struggle through pain and darkness in an ultimate confrontation with character and an ultimate struggle for life proving that true love waits patiently through lifetimes and finds courage to survive. Even in the strangest places. Even when you're least expecting it. Even when you're far, far from home.
Erotic quotient: A little steam. No menage. No BDSM.

IMPORTANT: Black Swan Books 2 and 3 are available on exclusively as single titles. However, a The Order of the Black Swan COLLECTED TALES, Books 1-3 will also be released on or around Feb. 14th in e-book everywhere.  This is the story as it was intended to be read - without interruption.
ISBN: 978-1-933320-70-0      313,000 words            All three books for $6.99.

Author Bio: 

For the past fourteen years, Victoria has illustrated and authored Seasons of the Witch calendars and planners and written several non-fiction books on magickal arts. She lives in a town north of Houston known as The Woodlands even though the idea of the witch in the woods may be a cliché.

She owns 7th House Publishing and contributes to its enterprises. In addition to art and writing, she plays Classic Rock music (keys, rhythm guitar, vocals) and manages one of Houston's premier party bands. Married. Four children.

TWITTER: @vdanann

This hop has some AMAZING prizes available!

 1.) Two Kindle Paperwhites,  
2.) Three sets of Black Swan: Books 1-3 paperbacks signed by Victoria Danann (1 and 2 being US only) 
3.) twenty sets of Black Swan: Books 1-3 e-books and 4.( $60 choice giftcard

The Kindle Paperwhites also come with a book package, as well as the giftcard.  The following authors have donated their books: (Can you find my name in the list? :)
Read 2 Review (Kate) and GMTA UK:  (5 to 10 books that will be announced)
Danica Avet Winners: choice of backlist
Airicka Phoenix:   E-copy of Games of Fire, Touching Smoke, & Touching Eternity
Katie Salidas:  E-copy of Moonlight and Sweet Surprises! By her and Willsin Rowe which also releases on Feb 14!
Sara Trimble:  E-copy of A Woman's Revenge
Michelle Graham:  E-copy of Landing the Big Ones
Kim Mullican:  Yoder's Farm, Taking Control (Book 1 Control Series),Control (Book 2 Control Series), Immortal Decision
Cambria Hebert:  Ecopy of Recalled and a Winners Choice from the Heven and Hell Series Ecopy
M.L.  Stephens:  Ecopy of Love You More
J Kelly Acinni:  5 sets of paperback copies of Baby and Echo US only
Susan Griscom:  Reflections and Whisper Cape
MaryLynn Bast:  Heart of a Wolf Series
Susan D. Taylor:  Secret Desire
Tara Lain:  Beach Balls

And a big thank you to:  Dani-Lyn Alexander, Lisa Simington, Kym Grosso, and Liberty Ann for making the giftcard possible!!!

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  1. i love happy endings. it makes for a nice ending to a book

    1. I agree! I always write happy endings. Thank you for hopping by!

  2. I like every paranormal entity, expecially demons :D

    1. Demons could be very good, tee hee! Thanks for your visit!

  3. I like happy endings because life isn't fair, but books should be!


    1. I wish there could be more happy endings in real life, too. Sometimes there is! Thank you for visiting!

  4. It makes me happy. Isn't that why we all love them?
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    mestith at gmail dot com

    1. Happy endings make me happy, too. Hmmm... it just occured to me we could be talking about massages! I hear those happy endings make people REALLY happy! LOL! Thank you for stopping by!

  5. i love happy ending coz make me happy to..

    1. I'm glad you stopped by! I hope you see many happy endings.

  6. Real life sometimes fails to give us the HEA, but I need to see that amongst all the normal life stuff I can take a moment and still see the happy.
    planterofhope at aol dot com

    1. Yes, it's nice to escape into that fantasy where everyone gets their HEA. Even thought sometimes they have to go through a lot to get there. Thanks for the visit!

  7. I love Happy Endings because they don't always happen in reality, but they always do in romances!!
    Thanks for the hop!
    Ashley A

    1. It just wouldn't be a romance without the happy ending would it? I'm glad you came by!

  8. I have to believe in happy endings in reality; and of course in Romance novels usually the happy endings are guaranteed1 LOL! But, if reality fails, at least we can take a break, and go away to the book! I just finished The Reluctant Dom by Tymber Dalton for at least the third time, and Seth and Kaden loved Leah above and beyond; while the story was heart wrenching, emotional it was so real; I loved it! I highly recommend this book to everyone!
    I was thrilled to discover you on this hop! I have added your books to my TBL! I am following you so I can keep up with your news!
    Thank you for the contest!
    bluebirdsub24 at gmail dot com

    1. I love Tymber Dalton! I haven't actually read The Reluctant Dom yet, but it's in my TBR pile! Unfortunately, that pile is quite high at the moment. I'm thrilled you discovered me, too. Thanks for hopping around!

  9. For one stories just suck without a HEA but it also gives me hope for my own :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    1. Stories do suck without the HEA. And it's definitely good to have hope! Thanks for stopping by!

  10. They make you feel better and help you escape for a bit from your own life. :) Thanks!

  11. If you don't get a little hot an bothered when you're reading a romantic or erotic book then it's not really a story for me. LOL Seriously, I love reading these stories. My husband has no complaints either. That is about all the TMI I'm leaving you with. :-)