We're officially here at RT 2015 and the KICKASS CHICKS are talking to convention-goers. Our first vlog begins with my interview of the fabulous Michelle Forde, publicist for Lyrical Press. More to come. Enjoy!
Wow! So today, I have the honor and privilege to share with you one of my absolute favorite YA author's new releases. Julie Reece's THE ARTISANS is a fantastic, spellbinding southern Gothic YA romance with mystery and ghosts for intrigue. Gideon Maddox is MY kind of hero--flawed, wounded, dominant and sexy as sin. Raven is also my kind of heroine--strong, compassionate, and determined to fight for what is right and good. THE ARTISANS is a distinctly original and compelling tale you don't want to miss. Trust me!
I am so excited that THE ARTISANS by Julie Reece releases today and that I get to share the news, along with an awesome giveaway!
If you havenât yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Julie Reece, be sure to check out all the details below.
This blitz also includes a giveaway for 2 eBooks of THE ARTISANS (International) So if youâd like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.
About The Book:
Title: THE ARTISANS
Author: Julie Reece
Pub. Date: May 12, 2015
Born in Ohio, I lived next to my grandfatherâs horse farm until the fourth grade. Summers were about riding, fishing and make-believe, while winter brought sledding and ice-skating on frozen ponds. Most of life was magical, but not all.
I struggled with multiple learning disabilities, did not excel in school. I spent much of my time looking out windows and daydreaming. In the fourth grade (with the help of one very nice teacher) I fought dyslexia for my right to read, like a prince fights a dragon in order to free the princess locked in a tower, and I won.
Afterwards, I read like a fiend. I invented stories where I could be the princessâ¦ or a gifted heroine from another world who kicked bad guy butt to win the heart of a charismatic hero. Who wouldnât want to be a part of that? Later, I moved to Florida where I continued to fantasize about superpowers and monsters, fabricating stories (my mother called it lying) and sharing them with my friends.
Then I thought Iâd write one downâ¦
Hooked, Iâve been writing ever since. I write historical, contemporary, urban fantasy, adventure, and young adult romances.
I love strong heroines, sweeping tales of mystery and epic adventureâ¦ which must include a really hot guy. My writing is proof you can work hard to overcome any obstacle. Donât give up. I say, if you write, write on!
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Good Monday morning, everyone! So I'm talking to the YA lovers out there today. I'm rereleasing my young adult paranormal romance series, SAGA OF THE SETTI, in preparation for finishing the series later this year. For those who are unaware, I write young adult under Stephanie Judice. For this WEEK ONLY, you can get the first book, RISING, for FREE. So one-click now and save it for later! Here's the description if you're curious.
Seventeen-year-old Gabriel Goddard is being plagued by terrifying nightmares about creatures that singe and burn the flesh then absorb the life energy of humans and devour the ashes. A chance meeting with Clara Dunaway immediately distracts Gabe from bad dreams. He has always had a sort of sixth sense—to feel the emotions of others around him. When Clara finally confesses that she has a similar gift to see auras around people, a spark flames between them, ignited by a paranormal force.
Along with a motley band of friends, they discover they are descended from an ancient clan of Norse warriors. Together, they awaken their dormant powers, preparing for the dark giants' imminent invasion of their home.
A shadow of darkness veils the land. Will the Setti rise to fulfill their long-awaited destiny?
Hello, friends. Who out there is a paranormal junkie like me? If so, you MUST go and download ENTICED today. *ENTICED is a FREE short story that will enrapture both Holloway Pack fans and virgins alike. This is a tantalizing introduction to the hot hero, Ethan, and his girl, Shelley. To celebrate, Belfield is also offering an awesome GIVEAWAY. Check out the RAFFLECOPTER following the excerpt below.
Title: Enticed: A Holloway Pack Mini
Author: J.A. Belfield
Release Date: April 16th, 2015
Happy Birthday to Ethan.
Or is it?
Gifts aside, Ethan’s morning hasn’t been anything to write home about. Sure, life is good, the pack is staying out of trouble, he finally has a mate who boils his blood … in a good way.
Except Shelley hasn’t called. Hasn’t come by. Didn’t even bother to join her son and his girlfriend for Ethan’s annual I’m-a-year-older breakfast.
What Ethan doesn’t know is that Shelley has plans. Plans that have been in progress for weeks. Ones that Ethan will never see coming, and that she’s banked on him not knowing a thing about.
She can only hope her secrecy doesn’t force his inner wolf to the surface—at least, not too early.
*Can be read as a standalone.
Purchase Links: Enticed on Amazon US | Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iTunes | Enticed in print
Sinking down onto the edge of my bed, I worked a finger under the flap and took out a regular old birthday card with a chimp on the front and a simple ‘Happy Birthday’ printed across its top in bulky orange letters. Nothing romantic. No hearts. No confessed feelings. No nouns pronouncing who the recipient might be to the sender.
Though, what could she get one with, anyway? To my boyfriend? My face screwed up at that title. My mate? Somehow, I doubted they did those at Hallmark.
Even so, I found myself opening it, like some part of me hoped she had more to say with her own words than with those fabricated by some anonymous message maker.
Four envelopes marked 1, 2, 3, and 4 had been tucked inside.
Moving those out of the way revealed more of Shelley’s neat handwriting across the inner fold of the greeting card. A cryptic note of: ‘What? Did you think this was it?’
I frowned, my eyes scanning downward to another little note.
‘Pssst, in case you can’t figure it out, the envelopes are number-ordered for a reason. Open them. You know you want to.’
“What the hell’s got into you, Shel?” I muttered, though my lips twitched even as I set down the card and three of the envelopes, and ripped at the flap of number one.
No card sat inside it. No note. Just a tiny black rag of … I grabbed it between my two fingers and slid it out. Lace?
Lifting it to my nose, I sniffed. A faint whiff of Shelley lingered on its surface, but otherwise, it just had that new fabric smell I’d have expected from the stiffness of the strip.
Setting it aside, I lifted number two, tore through the stuck-down flap, and peered inside.
A couple of glossy photos peeked back, and I withdrew them. Stared at the first one. Tried to figure out what the hell the pinkish-but-not-pink, creamy looking whatever the shot seemed to be of. I shuffled out another from behind it—same thing. Kind of. Except the second one had a couple of ridges.
Only when looking at the third did I notice the faint porous-like indentations, the delicate downy-looking hairs, and realised it was a close-up of … “Skin? Lace … and skin?”
Despite my narrow-eyed frown, my lips curved. Shelley was definitely--definitely—up to something.
And experience warned it would be something really bad.
Or something painfully good.
Prize: 1 Signed Print Copy of ENTICED for your reading pleasure (and it will bring pleasure)
1 ENTICED 6×4 Coverart Print for your viewing pleasure (because Ethan is work viewing)
1 Thornton’s Viennese Truffle Bar to enjoy whilst you devour Ethan (as you will want to devour him)
Hi, everyone. For all of you urban fantasy lovers out there, I'd like to share my newest release, SEALED IN SIN. Set in a world where angels and demons walk amongst us, Jude and Genevieve's story continues with even more danger and an alluring guardian angel who has set his sights on Gen. Not good. Check it out.
Title: SEALED IN SIN
Series: The Vessel Trilogy, Book Two
File Size: 605 KB
Print Length: 276 pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Release Date: April 21, 2015
Sometimes sin looks an awful lot like heaven.
One demon prince may be festering in the bowels of the soul eater Cocytus, but Genevieve’s troubles are far from over. Prince Bamal, demon lord of New York City, still wants her. But this time, he wants her alive, to control her inherent power as a Vessel of Light.
With Jude Delacroix off searching for the prophecy, Thomas—a guardian angel with sea-green eyes and an aura of winter woods—steps into the gap, offering her the power to protect herself.
Yet she hesitates, for the transfer of that power comes through a kiss. While Gen’s love for Jude is true, Thomas stirs a desire where there should be none. Thomas also knows Jude’s darkest secret and plans to use it, if necessary, to win Gen for his own.
While her Vessel power grows and more demon spawn creep from every dark corner of the world, one thing is certain—the Great War between the angels and demons is quickly approaching. And Gen is in a race against time to awaken her full power before the storm breaks.
Warning: Contains a demon hunter with dark secrets, a sexy angel with ulterior motives, and demonic creatures running amok.
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Heeeyyyy, GoT fans! So, my obsession with GAME OF THRONES has prompted me to go beyond my Sunday night rants to my poor husband. I need something a tad more cathartic. In an effort to give hubby a break, I've decided to purge my thoughts via a weekly post during GoT season. I welcome any and all comments. As a matter of fact, I'd love a full-on discussion if anyone's game. As a writer, I'd rather post commentary by character. So here we go. *WARNING: This is a recap, so there are spoilers.*
A young, fearless Cersei ventures into the dark woods seeking the witch’s den. Totally awesome, right? When Cersei confronts the wild woman, declaring her “boring” then arrogantly demands her future, the witch is more than happy to reveal ominous tidings of Cersei’s three children. “Gold will be their crowns and gold will be their shrouds.” Wicked foreshadowing from the witch. And perhaps a nod to the old truth, bad karma is a bitch. So now we watch and wait for more misery to fall upon the seemingly unshakable Ice Queen. Drink up, Cersei, but I don’t think another glass of wine is going to wash away that fortune.
While I adore Tyrion as one of my favorite characters on the show, this was a sorry introduction for him after his epic exit from last season. Wallowing in self pity, drinking, puking, drinking some more. Gah, come ON. The most exciting part of these droll scenes with Tyrion and Varys was the mention of them journeying to meet up and team up with Daenerys Stormborn. Otherwise, the directors could’ve done a better job of leaving most of this on the editing room floor. Tyrion, sober up and get your ass in gear!
I’m so over the constant bickering of slavers and masters in Meereen. How in the world is she EVER going to reclaim her “rightful” throne of Westeros if she’s squatting in the dessert doing nothing but making decisions which consistently lead to more conflict and chaos. Bring Jorah back! He was my favorite part of this storyline. Well, except for Khal Drogo. We lost him WAY too early. Mother of Dragons, get control of your dragons and get the hell out of Meereen.
RED WITCH--STILL A BITCH.
Would someone PLEASE kill her? Stannis wasn’t enough. Now she’s trying to get into Jon’s pants.
Melisandre: Are you a virgin?
Jon, run fast and far away, my love. There’s no telling what kind of inflammatory disease she’s carrying.
JON SNOW--STILL A HERO.
My favorite scene this episode was the death of Manse Rayder even though it broke my heart a little. I loved this character played by the talented Ciaran Hinds and was so sad to see him go. Manse added a vulnerable, human quality to the wildlings. When he refused to bend the knee to that asshole, Stannis, I was so proud but also terrified for him. As he stepped up to the threshold and was bound to the stake for burning, I said, “Jon needs to put an arrow through him so he won't suffer.” When he did, my husband laughed and shook his head. Yeah, that’s right. If the writers would just listen to my ranting tirades, it would all end well. (Kidding, of course.)
LITTLE FINGER--BIG MAN.
Not much to see, but Petyr's scheming goes on with Sansa at his side. My prediction is that Petyr Baelish has a HUGE part to play before this is all over. If I was a betting gal, I’d lay my money on him. Yes, he's a villain. But sometimes, villains win.
Sansa, when you dance with the devil, my dear, you’re bound to get burned.
Thanks for hanging with me today. I'd love to hear your thoughts on episode one. Also, if you haven't seen this hilarious spoof Jon Snow--Awkward Dinner Guest, you MUST watch. Freaking hysterical. Cheers!
Congratulations to my wonderful friend and KickAss Chick, Gemma Brocato! Her new contemporary romance is out today, and I can't WAIT to read it. For a sensual romance, take a look at book four in her FIVE SENSES series.
BED OF ROSES
(Five Senses Series Book #4)
Genre: Contemporary romance
Publisher: Gemma Brocato
Date of Publication: April 7, 2015
Number of pages: 329
Word Count: approx. 88,000
*Available in Digital and Print Formats.
With the right amount of nurturing, love will bloom.
This close to Valentine’s Day Malin Eckert’s flower shop is entering their busiest season. As if the added work isn’t enough, her father’s drinking has spiraled out of control and Mal discovers she’s been named guardian of a fifteen-year-old sibling she never knew about. To make matters worse, Mal’s crushing on a customer, a serial dater who drops by the shop with alarming regularity to send flowers to other women.
Gunnar Sims never had the best luck with women, a fact that doesn’t stop his growing attraction to his florist. His new business is losing money and he should be concentrating on that, but instead finds Mal an enticing distraction.
In spite of her best intentions to keep Gunnar firmly in the friend zone, Mal finds herself falling for the classically handsome gym owner. As her affection for Gunnar and her sister, Gabriella, grows, Mal’s heart hangs in the balance when it appears both could be taken away from her.
Content Warning: Hard bodies, spoiled princesses, and a levelheaded woman who knows how to smell the roses.
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Malin squinted her eyes at him. “I beg your pardon?”
Gunnar had seen that look on his sister’s face enough times to know he’d said the wrong thing. But the way the society bitch had treated the shopkeeper rankled him. “What the hell is her problem? Who does the old broad think she is?”
“Gunnar, Mrs. Aubrey-Smith is the customer. That means she is always right. She knows it and doesn’t hold back making sure I know, too. I’m used to her ways.” Malin crossed her arms and rested her hip against the counter.
Aubrey-Smith? He knew that name. He’d had an interest in Ashleigh, the old bat’s daughter. Until he’d learned she was engaged. Ashleigh’s promise to another man apparently wasn’t enough to keep her from flirting with every other male in sight. Thankfully, he’d dodged that bullet. He shook his head, then turned his attention back to Malin.
He liked the way Malin looked at him. Even when she was angry. Her ice blue, almond-shaped eyes, fringed with thick black eyelashes, were direct and curious, as if she’d found a new specimen of flower that required closer examination. As he stared at her, she reached up and tucked her chin-length white-blond hair behind her ear. How the hell had he not realized before how pretty she was?
Malin possessed the peaches-and-cream complexion many of his female relatives shared. Her skin was flawless except for the angry red scratch just below the apple of her cheek. He’d be willing to bet if he touched her face, he’d feel satin. He tucked his hand into his pocket, a paltry effort to curb the urge. Touching someone the way he wanted to touch her went beyond being just friends. And he’d like this woman as a friend. For now. It was entirely possible that sentiment would evolve if his body’s reaction could be trusted.
Gunnar shifted his weight onto one leg, bumping his knee against the wooden panel of the cash wrap. “Being the customer is no excuse for bad manners. And she could win a gold medal in the Bad Manners Olympics. That witch owes you an apology.”
Malin’s fast grin dazzled him. “Can I tell you something? She was on her best behavior today, but you should have kept your mouth shut. I had her eating out of my hand until you butted in.”
“I suppose if your hand was her lunch maybe. It didn’t look like it was under control to me. I was trying to help.”
“You failed miserably, buttercup. But, no harm, no foul. I got what I wanted in the end. I proposed the alternative bouquet to the bride months ago, and she loved it. But Mama vetoed it because it wasn’t her original idea.”
Buttercup? Yeah, well, two could play that game. “I thought mentioning Princess Di’s wedding shoes was a stroke of genius, Daisy Mae.”
She tipped her head back and laughed. A shot of lust speared lodged just south of his belt buckle. He shifted to ease the sudden constriction in his trousers.
“I have moments of brilliance, and the shoes were just one of them.” She fiddled with the strings of her apron, but her eyes remained on his face. “What’s up? How can I help you today?”
Damn, talk about a loaded question. For the life of him, he could only think of one way she could help him. He gave a mental groan and focused. “Um…I need a dozen roses. Do you have any in orange?”
Gemma's favorite desk accessories for many years were a circular wooden token, better known as a 'round tuit,' and a slip of paper from a fortune cookie proclaiming her a lover of words; some day she'd write a book. All it took was a transfer to the United Kingdom, the lovely English springtime, and a huge dose of homesickness to write her first novel. Once it was completed and sent off with a kiss, even the rejections addressed to 'Dear Author' were gratifying.
After returning to America, she spent a number of years as a copywriter, dedicating her skills to making insurance and the agents who sell them sound sexy. Eventually, her full-time job as a writer interfered with her desire to be a writer full-time and she left the world of financial products behind to pursue a vocation as a romance author.
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Congratulations to my dear friend, Sarah Hegger, on her wonderful new release, NOBODY'S ANGEL. Book one in the Willow Park Romance series is a contemporary romance with passion, heartbreak, and lovely heart-mending. Thank you to Sarah for joining us today. She's been a good sport to answer my somewhat unconventional Q&A. So without further ado, let's get to know her and her new book a little better, shall we?
Your favorite vacation spot and why?
Your favorite vacation spot and why?
Anywhere new. I love to travel. One of my best vacations so far has to be Barbados, I would go back there in a heartbeat. Also any trip home to Africa is always welcome. I grew up there and it has a special place in my heart. And I’d never turn down a trip to London, or New York City for that matter.
Three must-haves while sitting on the beach or by the pool?
I’m one of those pale and interesting types. Horribly fair skin that I abused in my teens in pursuit of a tan. Never got there, so for me it has to be SPF 30, a hat and my iPad loaded with books.
Where you live and who lives with you?
I currently live in Draper, Utah, but that’s about to change. Nothing new in that. This will be my twelfth move in fourteen years. Not entirely sure where yet. I live with my husband, my two teenage girls (who are equal parts wonderful and hell on wheels), my two Golden Retrievers, Rosie and Jack, and Pepper the rescue cat.
The best thing about where you live?
The mountain views outside every window. They never get old.
The worst thing about where you live?
The busy road outside the back of the house. In the summer it can be rather noisy and it doesn’t seem to get quiet too often.
Currently your favorite author and why?
This is always the writer I’m reading and enjoying at the moment. I am currently reading Kresley Cole’s new book, The Master, and it’s a scorcher. I love the way she mixes the smoking hot sex in the book with great characters. All Kresley’s characters jump off the page for me. I always look for great characters in a book. I’ll read any genre and believe just about anything if I love your characters.
Quote by your favorite author of all-time?
I don’t know that Hemmingway is my favorite author of all time. I don’t think I have one of those, but I love this quote of his:
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
Name of the main character and three adjectives to describe him/her?
Lucy Flint is the heroine of Nobody’s Angel. Three adjectives, hmmm? Warm, wise and honest.
If your main character could be any season—Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter—what would she be? Why?
Lucy would be summer. Although the book is set in winter. Richard, the hero says it best, he wants Lucy to bring the sun back into his life. This is Lucy perfectly. She brings light, love and warmth to the people in her life.
Name of the villain or antagonist in your story and three words to describe her?
I don’t want to name the villain because that would be giving too much away. But they are dishonest, manipulative and unforgiving.
If your villain were a winter element (a light snow, an ice storm, a blizzard), what would he/she be and why?
My villain would be one of those bright clear winter days. They look so inviting until you step outside and the temperatures are killingly cold.
If your hero were any flavor ice-cream, what would he/she be and why?
Richard Hunter, the hero, is Vanilla HäagenDazs. He’s a very straightforward man, classic with no frills and fuss, but there’s nothing bland or boring about HäagenDazs ice-cream.
Describe the main plot of your story in one sentence.
True forgiveness starts from within.
The best theme of your story?
One of your favorite sentences in your book?
Tough to choose, but I’m going to go with one of Richard’s lines:
Lucy Flint was the quintessential kick in the balls.
One thing you’d like readers to know about the world you created or the characters in them?
Lucy was a very personal story for me to write. I hope they get as much love out of it as I put into it.
In this evocative new series from author Sarah Hegger, a woman returns home after a long absence—and wonders if two wrongs really can make a right...
Nine years ago Lucy Flint ran away to Seattle, taking her friend's boyfriend and leaving her high school sweetheart without a word of explanation. Now she's back in Willow Park, Illinois, to help care for her ailing father—and it's no surprise that her ex, Dr. Richard Hunter, is still angry.
Still, she's a different Lucy now. Sober, wiser, ready to make amends to the long—make that very long—list of those she mistreated during her wild younger days. Falling for Richard all over again would mean wreaking havoc in both their lives and possibly squandering her opportunity for redemption. But here, in the place where everything went wrong, is the one person who always felt right, and a second-chance that could be the best mistake she ever made…
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Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22494932-nobody-s-angel?from_search=true
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If you've not yet met the Nightwing clan, you can do so for FREE through the month of April.
In a world divided by prejudice and hatred, only love can bridge the chasm.
Tensions are rising in the Gladium Province. The boundary between humans and Morgons has begun to blur. While the human aristocracy strives to maintain distance between their daughters and the dragon-hybrid race, fate has other plans.
As the daughter of the corporate king, Jessen Cade is duty-bound to honor her arranged marriage to a man she detests. Feeling trapped by family duty and a loveless future, she longs for more, straying to the Morgon side of the city.
Lucius Nightwing is the eldest son of the powerful Morgon clan, and the greatest enemy of Jessen’s father. When a bar-room brawl thrusts Jessen into his arms, his dragon roars to the surface, craving to sate his carnal hunger in the brown-eyed beauty. The beast in Lucius recognizes her as his own, even if the man refuses to admit the truth.
WINDBURN, book two in the Nightwing Series, is also available...
Happy Monday! Please welcome my pub sister and her new release, BITE ME. Zombie apocalypse, vampires, demons, AND werewolves? Yeah, I'm in. Take a closer look...
Consumed by the need to feed…
After an out-of-control spell triggers the zombie apocalypse, Lizzy Addams is left in the ruins of Chicago with only the slightly unhinged commentary—and endless erotic appetites—of her inner demon for company. Her blood supply dwindling, she is forced to find survivors to feed from, or die trying.
Officer Angela Kinney was on duty when hungry corpses overwhelmed the city. The survivors look to her for leadership, but nothing prepared her for a beautiful monster who offers safety in exchange for blood.
Sean MacMillan never expected to see Lizzy again after she rejected his attempts to lure her back to the vampire fold. But with his flock threatened by the horde and his murderous vampire brother, Lizzy is the only one he can trust to keep them safe.
The veil of secrecy shrouding the supernatural world torn apart, humanity’s only hope is to forge an alliance with vampires, werewolves, and things that go bump in the night. Though accepting their aid could be a devil’s bargain that puts humans at the bottom of the food chain.
Warning: Contains vampire orgies, angsty demon sex, a frisky lesbian werewolf, light kink, and enough sex toys to start a store.
Available from Amazon - Barnes and Noble - Kobo - iTunes - Samhain Publishing - All Romance eBooks
We emerged from the coffin to find a note taped to the inside of my closet door, with the instructions, “Sean, read this first.”
No good would come of that. Irritated, I handed him the note and opened the door. I emerged into an empty, silent bedroom. Blinking in confusion, I paused after a few steps. No flock, no werewolves and no one seated at my computer. The door was shut and locked, and my stomach dropped as I was blasted by an icy wave of fear.
“What’s wrong?” I asked, whirling on Sean.
He stood in the doorway to the closet, lean and so tall he nearly scraped the doorframe. Sean studied me silently, his face a placid mask, and then he slowly unbuttoned the jacket he’d just donned and set it aside.
“Sean…” My voice dropped in warning as he began unbuttoning his shirt. I growled for added effect, but he continued, stripping the shirt and then the undershirt beneath until he was bare-chested. He didn’t seem interested or aroused—Sean looked like a man being led to the gallows. I growled again, but instead of a threat it was a sound of interest voice by my stirring demon. She was captivated by the landscape of pale skin across his toned abs, wondering what his skin would feel like beneath our fingertips.
“Lean and strong, like our Athena. Wouldn’t they make a striking pair in our bed?”
“Elizabeth, come here,” Sean ordered.
I was halfway to him before I realized what had happened—anger at falling so easily into the reflex warred with my demon’s desire to obey. With a snarl I froze, planting my feet in a fighting stance just out of arm’s reach.
Robyn Bachar enjoys writing stories with soul mates, swords, spaceships, vampires, and gratuitous violence against the kitchen sink. Her paranormal romance Bad Witch series, historical paranormal romance series Bad Witch: The Emily Chronicles, and spicy space opera romance trilogy Cy’ren Rising are available from Samhain Publishing. Her books have finaled in PRISM Contest for Published Authors, the Passionate Plume Contest, and twice in the EPIC eBook Awards. As a gamer, Robyn has spent many hours rolling dice, playing rock-paper-scissors, and slaying creatures in mmorpgs.