Friday, December 28, 2012

Happy Holidays from the Demimonde

Happy Holidays from everyone at the Demimonde!
Looking for a little Kindle action?
Sink your teeth into this one...
and see how it all began.
Book One of the Demimonde

Friday, December 21, 2012

Darkest Sins: GraveTells Readers Choice Awards 2012!

Thank you to the Darkest Sins Blog for promoting the GraveTells Readers Choice Awards--Bleeding Hearts received two nominations!

I'd really love if you'd stop by the polls, too. This past year was a dream come true when I was blessed to see my debut novel published. My publisher, Pink Narcissus Press, is an amazing team of artists and editors who do everything possible to make me feel like the only author on the planet. :D

Your vote means the world to me...hope I can count on you once more, Demimonde!

You can see the Darkest Sins link below to find direct links to the polls. Check out the direct link to to see all the other categories. Thank you for your help!

Voting ends December 28.

Darkest Sins: GraveTells Readers Choice Awards 2012!: It's time to vote!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Terri Rochenski Interview (Make Believe Blog Tour)


Today, I'd like to welcome author Terri Rochenski. She's excited to promote her story in the new MAKE BELIEVE anthology and she's here to share a little more about herself. 

 Thanks for joining us, Terri!

Tell us about your story in the newly released Make Believe anthology.
I’m totally going to cheat here & give you the blurb. I worked too hard on it to try and reword!!
Sacrificial Oath
An impetuous act unwittingly makes Alesuela the fulfillment of the Sovereign’s Blood Oath to their Goddess. In five days, she’ll be forced to make the greatest choice of her life: become the virginal sacrifice already promised, or force the man she loves most to die in her place. 

With an impossible choice in front of her, she searches for ways to undo the oath, and in her quest, finds not everything in her life is as she expects.
How did the opportunity to take part in this project come about?
Someone in my writer’s forum Scribophile made an announcement that J. Taylor Publishing released an anthology call based on a picture prompt. I got lucky and that photo became the beautiful cover.
You can tell a lot about a writer just by looking at her writing space. Describe yours.
Ha! First it’s my clipboard & pen, then I move to the kitchen table where my laptop gets shoved around amidst Play Doh, My Little Ponies, and crayons.
Tell us one strange (or fun) thing about your reading/writing habits that your fans may not know.
It used to be that I write by hand, but that strangeness has been uncovered.
I’m extremely organized. Every story has its own notebook. Every novel ends up with a 3-ring binder with all the research pages in page protectors.
What's the next project we can look forward to from you?
My fantasy novel is currently in beta readers’ hands. Hoping to get it submitted to my publisher before this post goes live! *fingers crossed*
A few years ago everything I believed in was swept from beneath my feet, leaving me questioning my faith. This story started as an outlet for my disappointment and anger. I’m hoping its underlying theme will resonate with readers or perhaps help them heal from their own hurt.
Here’s a thrown-together blurb:
As the only Native to escape imprisonment by the human High Priest, Hyla turns to her faith for help and answers, learning life is much more complicated than she'd ever dreamed.
Thanks for stopping by, Terri. I really resonate with the sound of that last blurb and I can't wait until you share it with us.Best wishes for your continued success!
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Dark World Books Launch: Boutique Services For Authors


Dark World Books is a new company that offers author promotion services and was the creative force behind my recent Cover Reveal Tour for Blood Rush (Demimonde #2).
Dark World Books offers customized boutique services for independent and published authors of Urban/Dark Fantasy, Dystopian, Steampunk, YA Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Historical Romance and Dark Erotica genres.
To celebrate their own launch, they are hosting a MASSIVE giveaway. Get your name in the hat to win! (And by hat I mean Rafflecopter form. :D  )

To join us in the celebration of Dark World Books’ launch, Wynne Channing, Louis Corsair, Rebecca Hamilton, Krista Holle, Ash Krafton, Jana Oliver, Elle J Rossi & Thomas Winship are kindly offering all the gifts listed below to one lucky winner!

  • an eBook copy of What Kills Me + a signed What Kills Me bookmark
  • a paperback of Absolution + bookmarks
  • a signed paperback of The Forever Girl
  • a signed paperback of The Lure Of Shapinsay + swag and a large T-shirt
  • a signed paperback of Bleeding Hearts + swag
  • a Demon Trappers swag
  • an eBook copy of Chasing Fate & The Luminary + bookmarks
  • signed paperbacks of Vaempires: Revolution, Vaempires: White Christmas & Vaempires: Zombie Rising
    For your chance to win this amazing prize pack, all you need to do is fill the Rafflecopter form below. The contest is open internationally and will run until January 23rd, 2013.
    Please note that in order to be eligible for the giveaway, all the mandatory tasks must be completed.

    Monday, December 10, 2012 Readers Choice Awards 2012

    Today I read some news that will put a permanent spin on Monday mornings forever:

    Bleeding Hearts: Book One of the Demimonde has earned two nominations in the annual Readers Choice Awards!

    I can't express how thrilled I am. This year saw the debut of my first novel, an urban fantasy that has long been my magnum opus. It went from a secretive hobby to a craft-developing project to a published novel. Publishing with Pink Narcissus Press has been a dream come true because, not only did I get to see my work in print but I also gained a new family. My editors love that book as much as I do and the proof is the enthusiasm with which they've worked to get that book into print.

    The readers' reactions on Goodreads have also been so exciting to read. Sometimes I sit back and scratch my head and think: Wow, is that my book they're talking about?

    Voting will begin on December 21st and, if the world doesn't end, I'll post the link. :)

    For now, take a look at these beautiful badges. I want to hug them.

    I also want to hug DavinciKittie and Molly over at for their support of Bleeding Hearts (Demimonde #1). You gals have always made me feel like a champion. Hugs!
    Please take time to vote when the poll goes live on December 21st. My deepest thanks go out to each of you. Cheers!

    Saturday, December 8, 2012

    Goodreads G!veaway: Bleeding Hearts (Demimonde #1) by Ash Krafton

    Visit Goodreads and enter for a chance to win an autographed copy of Bleeding Hearts: Book One of the Demimonde!

    Contest is open internationally. (It's the key to world domination.) *grin*

    Goodreads Book Giveaway

    Bleeding Hearts by Ash Krafton

    Bleeding Hearts

    by Ash Krafton

    Giveaway ends December 10, 2012.
    See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
    Enter to win

    Thursday, December 6, 2012

    The End of the World BL0GH0P

    I get apocalypse anxiety.
    When the whole Mayan calender threat first hit the news, I hyperventilated. OMG. We'reallgonnadie.
    My husband just rolled his eyes. He's used to my vapors.
    I'd long ago forbade him to watch any disaster shows or movies. Anything with killer tsunamis or nuclear fall out or apocolypto-anything. Off limits. We are a disaster-free zone in this house, dammit.
    I did sit through that movie about the caldera below Yellowstone National Park. It's just a matter of time. I know it. So keep your tales of boiling geysers and killer bears to yourselves, because the true danger is that big-ass supervolcano getting ready to erupt. I bet those damn Mayans have it hard-wired to go off in two weeks.
    Deep breath...
    Of course, I take comfort in the words of my guru, prophet of the stars Neil DeGrasse Tyson, who recently Tweeted:
    Neil deGrasse Tyson@neiltyson
    Y'all should know by now that if the World were going to end for any cosmic reason, I'd tell you how and I'd tell you when.
    I trust this guy. But still. Just in case the reason for our impending demise isn't a cosmic event, I've decided to go out, go with a bang...or at least a BLAST!


    It's The End of the World Blog Hop

    So before the end of the world happens, we are going to celebrate!

    Be prepared for great reviews, marvelous posts, amazing interviews and breathtaking giveaways! The great thing is that this giveaway happens through December 22. And if the world doesn’t end, you have a great chance of winning some books!

    We have some marvelous items to giveaway! Just fill out the Rafflecopter at the end of the post to enter. And hey--if the world survives this latest apocolypse, you'll actually have a chance to snag something!

    • A Signed Copy of The Selection by Kiera Cass
    • A Signed Copy of The Kissing Tree by Prudence Bice
    • A Copy of Ascent of Blood by Elizabeth Marx
    • 5 - E-book Copies of The Scavengers by Mike Parker
    • An E-book Copy of Blood and Guitars by Heather Jensen
    • An E-book Copy of Bleeding Hearts by Ash Krafton
    • An E-book Copy of The Mine by John Heldt
    • An E-book Copy of The Journey by John Heldt
    • A Swag Bag from Ada Adams

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    Wednesday, December 5, 2012

    Cover Reveal...Feel the BLOOD RUSH!

    Add BLOOD RUSH to your Goodreads shelf!

    Here is the face of my upcoming urban fantasy release BLOOD RUSH: BOOK TWO OF THE DEMIMONDE. Isn't it amazing?

    Special thanks to artist Duncan Eagleson and my publisher Pink Narcissus Press for honoring me with this astounding cover. *lips-heart salute* 

    BLOOD RUSH will be released in May 2013.

    Want a blurb? I can do that...

    Blood Rush (Demimonde #2)

    Sophie doesn’t believe in happily ever after. These days, she’d settle for alive after sunrise.
    Advice columnist and newly-appointed oracle to the demivampire, Sophie Galen has more issues than a Cosmo collection: a new mentor with a mean streak, a werewolf stalker she can’t shake, and a relationship with her ex’s family that redefines the term complicated. And then there’s her ex himself, who is more interested in playing leader of the vampire pack than in his own salvation.
    Becoming a better oracle is tough enough, but when Sophie encounters a deadly enemy – one she never dreamed of facing – it will take everything she’s ever learned in order to survive.
    And if you need a teaser...let's just say the girls on Team Rode are going to be very happy. ;)
    Please visit the blogs that have graciously offered to host my cover reveal. If you leave a comment with the words I BELONG TO THE DEMIMONDE I'll send you a Blood Rush magnet--just leave your email in the comment and I'll contact you.
    Blood Rush Cover Reveal Hosts’ list:
    THANK YOU to DARK WORLD BOOKS for organizing my cover reveal tour. They are a great bunch of ladies and I really enjoy working with them. If you are an author looking for personalized promo services, you should definitely check them out.
    And THANK YOU to each of you. Your support is a big part of my inspiration and I am so grateful to each and every single reader.
    If this is your first time visiting the Demimonde, be sure to visit the Bleeding Hearts (Demimonde #1) page for information on the series debut.
    Have a great day, everyone. Happy reading!

    Tuesday, December 4, 2012

    Cover Reveal: Silenced by Raebeth McGee

    The Demimonde Blog welcomes Raebeth McGee, author of Silenced.
    Genre: Young Adult
    Coming Early 2013

    Amber Brown spent her entire existence believing Dave was her father. When her mother reveals this is untrue, she goes through an emotional spiral with depression. It's hard for her to believe her mother had lied to her all this time.

    A move to a new home and town causes Amber to be consumed by her "darkness" and reverts to cutting to free herself from her pain.

    When Casey, her new friend enters her life, she introduces Amber to parties, drugs, and Amber's new boyfriend Landon. The secret of cutting begins to take affect on Amber as she tries to hide it from her friends and family. In the mist of everything, Amber has the desire to find out who her biological father is.

    Follow Amber through her trials of depression and cutting, along with the discovery of love.

    Sunday, December 2, 2012

    Make Believe Blog Tour (featuring Terri Rochenski)

    Today's post is a part of the Make Believe Blog Tour.

    Make Believe is a collection of fantasy, romance, and paranormal romance stories, which is celebrating its release TODAY! I wanted to take a moment to introduce you all to this gorgeous collection and to one of its authors, Terri Rochenski.

    Terri is going to stop by on Dec. 19 for a chat but, in the meantime, get to know her and her new collaboration a little bit better. And don't forget to enter her giveaway by filling out the Rafflecopter form at the end of the post!

    Happy Reading!


    Blog Tour Button (linked to my website tour page):

    Terri's Bio:

    Terri started writing stories in the 8th grade, when a little gnome whispered in her brain. Gundi’s Great Adventure never hit the best seller list, but it started a long love affair with the fantasy genre.

    Today she enjoys an escape to Middle Earth during the rare ‘me’ moments her two young daughters allow. When not potty training or kissing boo-boos, she can be found on her back patio in the boondocks of New Hampshire, book or pencil in hand.

    Stalk Terri Links:

    Book Desc & Blurbs:
    Publisher: J. Taylor Publishing
    Release Date: December 3, 2012
    Target Reader: Adult
    Keywords: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Romance

    Sacrificial Oath by Terri Rochenski
    An impetuous act unwittingly makes Alesuela the fulfillment of the Sovereign’s Blood Oath to their Goddess. In five days, she’ll be forced to make the greatest choice of her life: become the virginal sacrifice already promised, or force the man she loves most to die in her place.

    With an impossible choice in front of her, she searches for ways to undo the oath, and in her quest, finds not everything in her life is as she expects.

    The Amulet of Ormisez by J. Keller Ford
    There is only one way to save Elton Fletcher’s brother from an insanity-ridden death.
    After years away from home, fighting for his people, Elton returns to discover his only sibling, Cayden, possessed by greed and malice, and responsible for malicious, unthinkable deeds. Cayden, though, isn’t the only one afflicted by the Amulet of Ormisez, and Elton finds himself in yet another battle, where the price of failure could be his own life.

    Birthright by Lynda R. Young
    Christa can mask the pain and hide the scars, but running from a birthright is impossible.
    She’s tried to escape her grief by fleeing to a small town in Florida. Much to her frustration, the locals think they recognize her even though she's never been there before. To make things worse, a man named Jack spouts outrageous theories about her.
    Both spur Christa to bolt, to start fresh yet again, but there’s something about Jack that intrigues her enough to stay. The only problem? Someone else wants her to leave, and they won’t stop until she’s dead.

    Petrified by Kelly Said
    A mysterious storm has replaced summer with winter, devastating crops and smothering Castle lands in snow. Prince Sterling August stands alone as a leader, lost in personal grief as well as a desire to help his people but with an inability to do either.

    The answers he needs await him, but without Lochlyn, a woman who’s just as isolated as Sterling, he’ll never see what stands before him, cloaked in illusion.

    Last Winter Red by Jennifer M. Eaton
    Emily is a Red, a woman whose sole purpose in life is to produce offspring. When her husband dies and leaves her childless, she risks her life and forsakes the safety of Terra—a disease-free city born after the nuclear holocaust. Beyond its boundaries, she knows, survives a man with whom she can be properly paired.

    The Outside, though, holds secrets the government struggles to keep, and what Emily discovers on her quest for a mate will change her life forever.

    Escort to Insanity by J.A. Belfield
    From a charity auction, to a stroll in the park, to the craziest night of her life. Nicole Harrington can’t help but wonder how a simple event went so drastically wrong.

    Of course, the male escort she booked is wholly to blame. Not only charming but shrewdly intelligent, Benjamin Gold drags Nicole into a platoon of unimaginable problems—ones from which she’ll have to find the courage just to survive.

    Excerpt From Sacrificial Oath:

    Alesuela’s knees ached, but she didn’t dare cease her prayers. Father had to return. He had to.
    Blessed Goddess, bring him home safely. Please.
    Continuing with her supplication, she lit another candle as she had vowed to do with each sunrise. Alesuela shifted on the woolen rug. A drip flowed down the taper’s side, pooling on top of three month’s worth of hardened wax.
    Her beloved father, Amant, Sovereign of Vecina, sent weekly reports of the war’s progress—of small defeats and battles won. Although her intended, Lord Pedre Ashin, also rode at the army’s front, Alesuela’s thoughts rarely lingered on the younger man. No anticipation stirred in Alesuela’s breast over the postponed wedding, for Pedre never treated her with anything other than indifference.
    Hands clasped, Alesuela lifted her gaze to the window above her chamber’s gilded shrine. The opening framed a picturesque view of the snowcapped Craesor Mountain where the Goddess dwelt. Looming in the east, the crater-topped peak blocked the summer’s rising sun. Scarlet smeared the sky, and the sweet scent of red poppies from her flower garden below drifted in on a dry breeze.
    Red poppies. Death.
    A shudder rippled through Alesuela.
    He can’t be dead. Blessed Goddess, I am not yet ready to be Vecina’s Sovereign.
    Dread wrapped Alesuela in its cold embrace.

    *shivers*  Love that!
    Are you ready for more? Me too! That's why I'm including the Rafflecopter form for her giveaway. The contest begins December 3rd so if the form isn't live yet, just stop back the next day. It'll be waiting for you.
    Good luck!
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