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Friday, December 13, 2013

Come Celebrate My New Book's Friday the 13th Birthday Party and Giveaway

We are celebrating  Hand of Miriam Release Here: Fadeintofantasy.com/book-birthday
Giveaways, Blurb, and Excerpt.


No time today? No problem. Here are all the buy links:

Amazon US  Amazon UK Barnes and Noble Nook Smashwords

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Hand of Miriam just went live on Amazon Kindle. Print, Nook and other vendors coming soon

I'm overjoyed to announce Hand of Miriam, A Bayla and the Golem Novel is live on Kindle!

A Victorian world of supernatural creatures, magnificent airships, a secret society, and one bluestocking adventuress who, threatened by evil seeks protection by awakening the golem.

Buy Links: Amazon US Kindle      Amazon UK Kindle  Amazon Canada Kindle

Feel free to comment with questions.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Paranormal Romance Guild 5 Star Review for Lycan Gladiator.

I'm happy as a wolf under the full moon. Lycan Gladiator just received 5 Stars from Paranormal Romance Guild. Hooowling!!! Read it by clicking here:  Paranormal Romance Guild


Other news:
Prepping Hand of Miriam, A Bayla and the Golem Novel for publication. I have my cover flat and will download to print soon.

Here are my postcards for my swag.



Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Hand of Miriam, A Bayla and the Golem Novel, Cover reveal and blurb.


Back cover blurb:

On an archaeological expedition, Bayla Gideon, is widowed by a supernatural force and branded with the Hand of Miriam or Knowing Eye. Threatened by evil, she awakens the golem; a mythical man of clay, who protected the Jewish community over three centuries ago.

The golem, Gesher, is surprised. Freedom –by a beautiful, enchanting woman. His desire is to return to the celestial spheres and regain his status as an avenging angel. Yet, Bayla challenges his mind, body and soul. Would he risk his return to the heavens for her? 

Besides, dealing with the otherkind, mad inventors and an unrelenting matchmaking aunt, Bayla is equally determined to resist her steamy attraction to the striking fallen angel. 


Thrust into a malevolent war, which includes facing Jack the Ripper, they must resist the magnetic pull toward each other, while protecting the world from encroaching evil.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Glossary for My Wolf Maiden Saga Universe


Hi, I wrote up a glossary to help you with my current and future works in the Wolf Maiden Saga. Give me a howl if you have any more questions.

Glossary for the Wolf Maiden Saga
Pack Hierarchy

Lycan:  An ancient line of humans that shift into large bear sized massive wolves with distinctive tattoos depicting their specific pack. Also known as wolfen, wolf men, wolfskins and werewolves. Their shape shifting is not painful but rather pleasurable. Lycans are superior to humans in many ways. They have the strength of ten men, and the alpha has the strength of five or more lycans. They can heal over night from severe wounds and are immune to most diseases except for the dreaded rabies and the toxin from wolf bane flower. They are very loyal and gentle with their young and pack members.



Alpha Lycan:  Dominant lycans that are leaders of their packs and can are not under the influence of the moon. They can shift at any time.  The alpha male must control his pack of betas.
Male Alpha: The male alpha leads the pack.  He is the result of a lycan and human woman mating. He is the most powerful member of the pack and like all alphas can shift at any time. Alpha males can only marry a wolf maiden, a human life mate.
Female Alpha:  A female lycan not under the influence of the moon. She helps protect the pack and serves as a surrogate parent to all the pack children. Alpha females are barren. The Lupercal or Lycan secret governmental body is run by twelve alpha females.

Wolf Maiden: A human woman with the wolf print birth mark, which turns bright red when she is imprinted by her alpha life mate. A wolf maiden can be born to a pack or randomly among humans, unaware of her role. She is also known as an Ulf hexen in Viking culture. During the Middle Ages she was also called a wolf witch or a woman marked with the sign of the beast. Though she is meant for an alpha mate, she can marry and though it takes longer can get pregnant by a human and have normal males who can then have future wolf maidens.

Beta Lycans: Lycans that shift only during the full moon. They must be controlled by the alpha since they can become mindless beasts that roam around and kill.
Omega Lycans: Lycans that are used as slaves, no matter their rank. In ancient times they were no more than slaves for the higher ranked lycans. The Lupercal no longer allows pack members to be treated like omegas since a near revolt during ancient times.

Lupercii: Human men that serve the Lupercal and Lycans. They serve as spies for the  lycan society and worship the lycan goddess, Feronia. They often take alpha female lycans as consorts. The Lupercii hope that in their next life they will be born as lycans.


Lycan Gods and Society
Feronia:  The goddess of the lycans. She is said to have been a wolf maiden who took a shape shifting giant wolf as a lover. She communes with her oracles, especially with the leader of the Lupercal and wolf maidens.
Lusna: Moon goddess that gave them the gift of painless shifting.

Lupercal: Governmental and spiritual body of the secret lycan society. It is run by twelve alpha female lycans. The leader of the Lupercal is often a seer and or sorceress. Their word is law and any who disobey will be considered rogue and or be punished by returning to their next life as a prey animal.

Lupercalia: Early spring festival when most wolf maidens and beta lycans become fertile. Rituals allow for wild sex escapades. Call of the wild.

Den brother or sister: Pack member that a lycan grew up with, not necessarily related by blood.



Valeria Luperca: A wolf maiden that has the healing touch. Can heal any lycan both physically and emotionally. 

Bear men: Also known as bearskins. An ancient line of humans who could shift into bears at anytime. Their shift is painful. Like bears they hibernate during the winter. They can be slow witted, strong and have a short temper. During ancient times lycans killed most off from the continent.



Conditions that Harm Lycans

 Lunar Madness: A condition, though rare, which can occur when an alpha suppresses his shift for too long. It will cause the alpha to shift with the pull of the moon until his system stabilizes.

Rabies: A viral disease transferred from the bite of an infected animal.  A lycan's greatest fear.

Werewolf Bite fever: An infection that can kill a human from the bite of a lycan.

Wolfsbane: A flower that is toxic to a lycan. It is often used as poison because a lycan cannot smell or taste it.


 If you think of other terms you wish to suggest I add to my glossary list, let me know. 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Publication News

Galley for Raven Moon, Book 2 in After the Bane series  is done! Release date: some time  2014. Cover reveal.

Hand of Miriam (A Bayla and the Golem Novel) my gothic/steampunk/fantasy/romance is in the final stage of editing/galley. Cover reveal coming soon. I hope for a December 2013 release.

Street team members still needed. Interested? Contact me. Here are two buttons.




Sunday, November 10, 2013

Homework on how to survive the zombie apocalypse.

Hi Everyone,
Today I'm featured on  I Smell Sheep Blog. Come in and read my list on how to survive the zombie apocalypse. Spotlight: Apocalyptic Moon.


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Winner of Snarkology Paranormal Blog Hop Book Giveaway


Congrats Shadow,
You are the winner of Apocalyptic Moon.

Dear Friends, stay tuned for more blog events and giveaways. Nov. 1-30 Year End Splash. My day for a giveaway is November 12.

The Romance Review Year End Splash

Friday, November 1, 2013

Today: Lycan Gladiator 5 Star Review and e-book copy Giveaway Rafflecopter on Lovely Reads (Ends in 6 Days)



Check out my latest review for Lycan Gladiator on Lovely Reads

Do enter the Rafflecopter for a chance to win an e-book copy of Lycan Gladiator. Contest ends in 6 Days.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Snarkology Halloween Blog Hop Giveaway (Including 60.00 Amazon Gift Card! ) My topic: Interview with Tower of London Raven






Eva's Topic: Interview with a Tower of London Raven



Cawing to all my friends who share my spirit guide, the Raven.  Actually my writing muses are Huginn(Thought)  and Muninn (Mind). In Norse Mythology the two ravens bring information to Odin. 
My pair bring me my story ideas. I even have raven shifters in my After the Bane series. Book 2, Raven Moon coming soon.


As Halloween draws near, you will see more ravens. Like ghosts, witches, owls, werewolves,vampires they are perceived as evil and or spooky.



 I can understand why, at one time they ate the corpses of fallen soldiers left in ancient battlefields. Even enjoyed an eyeball or two. Then there is Edgar Allen Poe and the Raven. However writing about why ravens are perceived as evil is another blog topic. I prefer to see them in a positive light and so I will focus on the Tower of London Ravens.

I just returned from the Tower of London after interviewing a Tower Raven, named Cedric. Let's find out more about this odd piece of British History.

Interview with Cedric, Raven from the Tower of London




Eva: Who takes care of you and the others in the flock?
Cedric:  The Ravenmaster, also known as a Yeoman Warder. He makes sure we are fed, our cages cleaned and we have all day to do as we please on the grounds.  At dusk we return to our mews, usually without protests since at night there are the dangers of fox and cats.  After all our wings are clipped so there is no escape.

E: Has there always been a Ravenmaster?
C: The post of Ravenmaster only goes back about 40 years. Before that, they were called Yeoman Quartermasters. We have always lived in and around the Tower of London.  Our free cousins laugh at us because we are never too far. Even during battles. Humans worry too much, though we don’t mind war too much because it means more meat.
E: How many ravens are there in your flock?
C: 6 ravens at all times. This dates back to King Charles II when a soothsayer forewarned him:

 “if the ravens left the Tower, the White Tower would collapse and a great disaster befall the Kingdom”.
E: And are there extra ravens in case anything happens to the ones in the Tower?
C: Absolutely, but they are kept in wildlife parks until needed to serve our country. I’m never too fond on meeting replacements, especially since the humans can’t tell the difference between male and females. Caw! Imagine?




Raven Mews


E: What are you fed?
C: Every other day we get a boiled egg and chopped apple, grapes  and if we are lucky  cheese. The best part is we get fresh meat and even my favorite, roadkill. That is if the Ravenmaster determines it’s not too damaged. We all love blood soaked biscuits. Caw!



E: Do you enjoy visits from the human tourists?
C: We do rather enjoy teasing them. We like to bark like dogs and perform numerous antics and watch their beakless mouths gape open. Humans think they are the only ones with a sense of humor and even think they are the only ones that can make tools. 

E: So you don’t feel inferior to humans?
C: Caaaww! Are you kidding we can fly so we don’t need to invent cars and planes. And we don’t  waste food.


E: Right, that ravenous appetite. Moving to a spookier subject. Do you see human ghosts here at The Tower of London?
C: All the time.  Old ones, young ones and countless headless ones.
E: Does it spook you to see them?
C: No. We are messengers between the two worlds, this one and the next.  

E: Thank you Cedric. I'm off to the Snarkology Halloween Blog Hop. But first Let's listen to Corvus Corax (Species name of the Raven)
German Group Corvus Corax!


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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Excerpt 5 A Muse's Guide to the Care and Feeding of their Author.



The Emotional Well Being of Your Author

Authors live to write, a passion that  brings them great joy, but can also be wrought with rejection  and frustration. Rejection by agents, publishers or if already an established author, harsh reviews, poor sales, and making little money. Writer's block, writers distractions, writer's back aches...Then there are deadlines, and life stresses that interfere with the writing lifestyle.


Sometimes the author feels like a T-Rex is going to eat them. Yikes fight or flight reaction. The blood pressure goes up, the stomach lining thins and the author stays up all night, in case the T-Rex finds their hiding place.


Time to Chill!
How can the author relax and smell the roses or in Eva's case enjoy her coffe?


Encourage the author to:

Step outdoors and get some sunshine to boost your serotonin and mood. Bring a friend.



Exercise: Run, yoga, bike, walk, dance, martial arts. Move.

Meditate


Volunteer or help others in need. Pay it forward
Talk to your family/ friends/writing buddies.
Laughter

Think of  ways to amuse your author. 

So if you happen to be a muse looking for an author, you now have some of the basics. Again, authors will vary and require specific care.


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Meet Author Interview Today

Hi,
Fabulous author Diane Burton is interviewing me today and spotlighting Lycan Gladiator. 




Say hello and make my day. Tomorrow my tour focuses on Apocalyptic Moon.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Bring Your Love for Werewolves back in Time to Ancient Rome


Today the Blog Werewolf Tour: Spotlight/Excerpt for Lycan Gladiator



Click here to visit: Fade into fantasy.com