Friday, October 23, 2015

Happy Book Birthday to Black Wings! #Fantasy #Romance

Happy Book Birthday to Black Wings!

Black Wings
by Iryna K. Combs
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Keywords: fantasy, romance, sci-fi, mystery, war
Release Date: October 23, 2015

A new time. A new planet. A new world. New technologies. Two new humanoid species. A new war.

The two species separate, but in the removal, some of the best are left behind among the worst. Captured and held as slaves, they are treated cruelly for entertainment. Torture. Pain.

Annabel, endures a year of such cruelty, kept alive only by way of syringes which, while healing, cause a greater agony. She discovers a secret held by their leader, and decides to help her own kind by escaping–even if it means a final death, preferable to the life she has endured.

Her escape succeeds, and she joins her own kind at the other end of the planet. Among her new friends she meets many who help her adjust to their happier life. Will Annabel find romance? Or will another war break her down?



A paperback copy of Black Wings and a 
$10 Amazon Gift Card!

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Monday, October 19, 2015

New boxset just in time for the holidays! #Romance

The Solitary Life

Most people, when they think of authors, have the mental picture of us slaving away over a keyboard, coffee at our elbow, forehead wrinkled in thought. And for the most part, they’d be right. The solitary life isn’t for everyone, although some authors would point we have our characters to keep us company. I can’t argue with that.

While the actual writing part is done alone, there is a lot more that goes along with being an author. More than planning and writing a book. In fact, we are part of the community in many different ways.
Sometimes it’s difficult to find the time, but when I get away from the keyboard for a while, it helps the creative process. Here are a few of my favorite ways to reach out.

Local writing groups, for one. There has to be a time when authors can be with other writers, whether it is to talk about craft or perhaps share a work in progress. I’ve spoken to readers who love to come by and hear about the author life. I’ve also taught classes, which I love. There is no greater joy than seeing the faces of students as they take the concepts I’ve thought them and learn to apply it to their story. It’s priceless.

I have a group of friends I meet with periodically to help me brainstorm story ideas. While one brain is mighty, there is power when two or three are gathered. And trust. Lots of trust.

Then there are conventions, like the annual Romance Writers of America conference. A long weekend of visiting friends, networking, taking workshops and attending parties. We need to see our fellow authors, to connect and have fun.

Then there are email loops. When working on projects with multiple authors, it’s a necessity. Staying in touch keeps us focused on the story we’re working on. Even if we don’t connect on email to collaborate on stories, we need our writer friends to share our success with, congratulate each other on contests and celebrate milestones.

Writing isn’t always solitary. There are many ways to reach out. And the result of a rounded life will be a book our readers can hold in their hands and escape for a few hours. That is the joy we receive from spending those hours alone, coming up with plot lines, characters and romance sure to warm your heart!


Coming in October, look for A Heartwarming Christmas, four connected anthologies, 12 individual novellas sharing characters and story lines! This collection of PG-rated holiday romances are all set in Christmas Town, a location introduced in the 2014 Harlequin Heartwarming release Christmas, Actually. A Heartwarming Christmas will bring you laughter, tears, and happily-ever-after.

Foreword by small town lover and New York Times bestseller Kristan Higgins.

B & N: Coming soon!

We will be hosting a Facebook party on October 13 and would love for you to stop by. You can check my Facebook page, Tara Randel Books, for details.

Tara Randel is the author of nine books, her most recent releases, Honeysuckle Bride and Magnolia Bride available from Harlequin Heartwarming. She is currently working on new books for the Business of Weddings series for Heartwarming, as well as a new mystery series. You can view her booklist at her website, or just stop by, pay a visit and leave a message.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Win an eARC of Soul of Dust #UF #Demons @RoanePublishing

Roane Publishing is giving away THREE ecopies of 
Soul of Dust!

Soul of Dust
By Adam Millard
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: December 7, 2015
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Keywords: Urban Fantasy, Sleuth, Paranormal, Investigator, Wizard, Demons, magic, Gritty

Jack Bridge is having a very bad day.

Life as a private investigator is tough, but it’s even worse when you’re a semi-immortal wizard private investigator whose tolerance for humans grows thinner by the day. Just when he thinks things can’t get worse, in she walks.

Kate West, beautiful and complex in equal measure, with a problem only Jack can solve. Daemons, magic, voodoo, and vamps; it’s all very real, and Jack Bridge is the last line of defense against the creatures of Elsewhere.

Sometimes being semi-immortal just isn’t enough.


Roane Publishing is giving away THREE ARC copies to three lucky winners!

You don’t even have to be a blogger.

If you are willing to leave an honest review before December 19th, you are eligible to enter.

How? Simply fill out the form!

You have until Midnight of October 17th when three winners will be chosen by random drawing.