Bonded By Blood Book Tour 2014 – Update

Midnight Eclipse - Book 4 of the Bonded By Blood Vampire ChroniclesVirtual Book Tour Update

GAH! Due to some scheduling conflicts, I’m going to have to adjust the dates of the book tour. They are now as follows:

  • April 22-May 11 - Midnight Conquest
  • June 11-29 - Midnight Captive Midnight Conquest
  • July 16-August 3 - Midnight Hunt Midnight Captive
  • September 3-28 - Midnight Hunt

View this post for details on the tour and the contest information (links have been updated). Reminder: You can still earn entries for the contests starting now. Just spread the word and you can start with this Click to Tweet link. And, as promised, here are a few sample tweets with Click to Tweet links. Come back every day to use these links (retweets from other people also count as long as it has the #AB-BBB hashtag):

  • #Giveaways & #prizes & HOT Scottish Vampires in the Bonded By Blood #BookTour. Visit www.ArialBurnz.com for tour dates & links. #AB-BBB Click to Tweet
  • Bonded By Blood #BookTour starts 6/11/14 – #giveaway #MenInKilts #vampires #paranormal www.ArialBurnz.com for tour dates & deets #AB-BBB Click to Tweet
  • Like HOT Scottish #Vampires? Join the Bonded By Blood #BookTour starting 6/11/14 #giveaway Go to www.ArialBurnz.com for #prize info #AB-BBB Click to Tweet
  • RAWR! Join the Bonded By Blood #BookTour starting June 11 for hot Scottish #vampires & #giveaways Visit www.ArialBurnz.com for deets #AB-BBB Click to Tweet

I’ll be posting more later and eventually put them in my side-bar for easy access. Leave questions below in the comments. Official Rules posted here and I’ll be updating the dates on that soon. Thanks!!

Arial :D

Bonded By Blood Book Tour 2014

Virtual Book Tour

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I’m excited to announce I will be doing a book tour as a I ramp up for the release of Book 4 – Midnight Eclipse! Even though I don’t yet have a release date for Midnight Eclipse, I’m scheduling the tour far enough out that it is very feasible Book 4 could be released for the last wave of the tour, thereby including Book 4 in the tour in Autumn 2014. *crossing fingers*

For now, I’ve created the following schedule for the upcoming Virtual Book Tour dates for the Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles (dates are subject to change):

  • April 22-May 11 – Midnight Conquest
  • June 11-29 – Midnight Captive
  • July 16-August 3 – Midnight Hunt

Start Earning Entries NOW!

If you start helping me spread the news now, you can earn more chances to win the grand prizes I have planned for the tour! Details on how to enter AND earn extra entries are outlined below along with a list of the Grand Prizes. Do any of the tasks below starting today and those points will all count toward entries in the Grand Prize drawings during the ENTIRE tour. That means if you spread the news 20 times between now and April 23rd, those points earned for entries will be included during the Grand Prize giveaways conducted at the end of EACH of the upcoming tours in addition to any entries you earn DURING the tour! And you can earn more entries BETWEEN the tour dates. Be sure to visit the Official Rules for actual dates of when you can earn extra entries that will carry to each of the Grand Prize drawings.

Thanks for helping me spread the news!!

Broderick_soul_iPhone4_wallpaperTOP SECRET: Not Just Any Virtual Book Tour!

This virtual book tour will be unlike any other I’ve seen so far! Continue reading

Twitter Interview with @SezoniWhitfield at #WritersKaboodle

Writer's Kaboodle - Arial Burnz Twitter InterviewPlease Click to Tweet and help spread the word! Woot!! I’m excited that I’m venturing into a whole new territory for myself: a LIVE Twitter interview! And my readers can participate!

Here’s what’s happening, so SAVE THE DATE:

  • Date: March 20, 2014 (tomorrow)
  • Time: 3:00-3:30pm PST
  • Where: Twitter.com
  • How: Use hashtag #WritersKaboodle to participate

For those of you who might not know how to follow a conversation on Twitter using a hashtag, click here for instructions. If you use Hootsuite or TweetDeck, examples of third-party applications that make using Twitter easier, you can follow the conversation by using #WritersKaboodle. If you want to participate in the conversation, just be sure to use that hashtag whenever you make a comment or ask a question. That way, I can see your questions/comments and respond.

If you’re completely lost on how to do this…no praaahhhhblem!!! Just leave me a comment here and I can help! I would love to see you at the interview.

That’s my two pence…

Arial ;)

 

PNR Radio is ON THE AIR with #Giveaways!

PNR Radio - Giveaways, Celebrities & NewsI’m excited to announce that TODAY IS THE DAY! PNR Radio – The ParaNormal Report – is officially launched! Wooo hooo! We have tons of giveaways, so be sure to go to iTunes to subscribe!

What is PNR Radio?

I’ve partnered with ILoveVampireNovels.com to create a paranormal podcast that features authors and celebrities in the paranormal genre with related giveaways. This is not about ghost hunting or demon possession cases or UFO sightings. We exclusively feature books, movies and TV shows of the paranormal genre. So far, we’ve had the following amazing people on our show:

PNR Radio - HP Mallory Giveaway

Giveaways Galore!!

And boy do we have giveaways!! Every single episode every week has a giveaway for books or SOMETHING related to our guests. Be sure to subscribe to us on iTunes and visit our website to enter the contests.

And you can really help us climb the charts when you subscribe and download all our episodes!! The more successful we are, the more giveaways we’ll have!

Is there a guest you’d like to see on our show?? Let me know in your comments below and we’ll try to get them as a guest! Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki or Misha Collins from Supernatural? Who else? Jonathan Rhys Meyers? Sherrilyn Kenyon, JR Ward, Kresley Cole? Let me know!

That’s my two pence!

Arial ;)

Midnight Hunt – First Kiss Giveaway

KMN Books - First Kiss - Valentine's DayKaren Michelle Nutt and KMN Books are celebrating Valentine’s Day all this month by sharing excerpts of those First Kisses. Be sure to head on over there to see links to all the other giveaways. February 10th, Midnight Hunt is being featured on her Facebook Page.

Midnight Hunt - Book 3 of the Bonded By Blood Vampire ChroniclesAs many of you may know, Midnight Hunt is the third book in my Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles. (Don’t worry…I’m working hard on Book 4!) Here’s the excerpt of the first kiss between Broderick and Monika (his wife Davina reincarnated):

Monika grabbed a thick cloth from a hook and swung the fireplace crane to check the brew. “I think this is done.”

“I’ll do that for you.” Broderick took the cloth from her hand and their fingers briefly brushed against each other. He clenched his jaw against the wave of lust coursing through his limbs. After unhooking the cooking pot from the iron arm, he set the simmering infusion on the sideboard along the right wall. He stepped away and let her examine the brew.

Broderick peeked over her shoulder as she poked at the wilted plant in the water with a wooden spoon. “Just a little time to let it cool,” she said, and then whirled around and slammed into his chest with an “Oomph!” He caught her before she fell back. “Oh, goodness! I’m so sorry! I had no inkling you were right behind me!” She clutched his arms while she spewed apologies.

“Nay, it was my fault. I shouldn’t have…” Broderick stopped speaking because she kept rambling explanations, obviously thoroughly embarrassed by the clumsy encounter. He chuckled and then laid a finger over her lush mouth. “All is well.”

Wide-eyed and awe-struck, Monika gazed up at him.

The scent of her blood wafted between them and swirled with her desire, drifting from her like a perfume. Her pink tongue darted out to wet her lips and Broderick’s mouth watered. The Hunger surfaced and he closed his eyes to ensure she didn’t see the silver glow. “Fräulein Konrads, I—”

Monika slipped her fingers into his hair, pressing the back of his head to pull him to her. Their lips met…and Broderick was lost. She smelled of lavender and tasted of honey…tasted of Davina. She kissed like his wife—the same nibbling of his lower lip, the way she traced her tongue around his mouth, exploring, seeking. When she opened her mouth to him, he was helpless to resist and slid his tongue between her lips, delving deep. His hands smoothed down her sides, his thumbs tempted to brush the swell of her breasts, but he fought the indulgence. He snaked his arms around her torso and pulled her against his chest, lifting her in his embrace while he feasted on her mouth.

*Sigh* I’m in love with my own vampire hero. Broderick MacDougal for the win!! The first book in my Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles is FREE – Midnight Conquest – so be sure to download that and get hooked on the series!

Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles - Books 1-3

And speaking of winning, commenters will be entered into a drawing this week for a $10 Amazon or B&N gift card (winner’s choice). Answer the following…

Kiss and Tell! Was your first kiss memorable? Share in the comments.

The winner will be announced February 15th. Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

That’s my two pence…

Arial ;)

My Paranormal Book Club

Click to join My Paranormal Book Club

I LOVE to share a good thing! And this is most CERTAINLY a good thing! As an author, I’ve joined this amazing promotional book club that works out for both you and me. I get my books into the hands of readers. YOU get my books – and a SLEW of other really great paranormal books – really cheap!

It’s called My Paranormal Book Club and if you click on this banner or go HERE, you can watch the video that tells you how you can sign up. You GOTTA check it out!! GO NOW!!

That’s my two pence…

Arial ;)

Deleting Inactive Subscribers

Arial Burnz - VIP Club MaintenanceTime to do some cleaning! I have a ton of registrations that I know are bogus, so I’m going to attempt to do a little cleaning up of the subscribers for this site. This is to prepare for my upcoming VIP Club campaign where my mailing list subscribers will get FREEBIES and notifications for special VIP Member ONLY contests.

If you are interested in remaining on my list of subscribers, please comment on this post at my site OR send me an e-mail at arial (at) arialburnz (dot) com so I can mark you as one of my “customers” in my User List. I will be deleting all the profiles that do not respond.

Deadline for a response is February 8th, 2014!

Thank you!!!

Arial ;)

Fantasy Romance – Candra’s Freedom – Release Day!

FANTASY ROMANCE RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT!

Candra’s Freedom, Book IICandra's Freedom - Fantasy Romance
The Golden Key Chronicles
Available NOW on Amazon
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The key would unlock his future,
and the safety of his kingdom,
but he never imagined the sorceress
would unlock his heart…
 

Lost in a world she doesn’t recognize, Rowena struggles to find her place. Yet her abilities with a blade and the loyalty of a fierce falcon don’t discourage the heated advances of the handsome Prince Caedmon, and the connection between them seems much deeper than her troubled heart can recall.

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If you are still in love with the Disney princes of your youth, and wish one would show up in your bedroom late at night, then you will love this breathtaking fantasy romance series from AJ Nuest!

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Excerpt

Water rained down his body. His sodden shirt clung to each sharply defined muscle in his chest, his leather pants glued to the contours of his rigid thighs. Her heart tripped a beat at the magnitude of sheer, gritty determination forged in the scowl on his brow.

Prince Caedmon was a man on a mission. That was a nice idea for a change.

He finally made landfall, fisted his hands and increased his pace. A few trumpeters blew a half-hearted attempt at announcing his arrival, but their notes blurted like a fat man’s flatulence and faded listlessly in the air. Some people knelt, others remained standing, and several bobbed like apples in a rain barrel, unsure which action to take.

Another victory at denouncing their absurd rituals. Rowena chuckled under her breath. Bravo, sir. Well done. 

He locked onto her and she grinned, even when his penetrating stare pierced her like an arrow and he clenched his scruffy jaw. The real icing on the cake would be if he ignored his father. But no, that would never happen. Even as the thought occurred, Prince Caedmon strode straight for King Austiere’s open arms.

Except…wait a second. He wasn’t heading for his father. He marched straight for her.

Ono…

All the amusement fled her body. She glanced left, then right before meeting his formidable gaze a second time. Of course. Distracted by his gallant swim to shore, she’d forgotten. His dismissal of the pageantry didn’t have anything to do with defiance. He thought them still engaged.

She withdrew a step, but her shoulder blades bounced off the front of Marcelene’s ample bosom. Dammit!

Pressed inside the crowd, no other escape route was available. And time was quickly running out. Her pulse leapt and her fingertips tingled as if she’d touched Fandorn’s lightning catcher. She couldn’t seem to draw any air. Great tits above, what was the man planning to do?

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Praise for Rowena’s Key,
Book I in The Golden Key Chronicles

Love Reading Romance calls Rowena’s Key, “An enchanting fairy tale for adults!” Click to Tweet

Cosmochicklitan says Rowena’s Key is a “Must read!” Click to Tweet

“The author slowly leads Rowena and Caedmon into love, so slowly and sweetly it’s romantic and classic…and breathtaking. I cannot wait for the second installment of this series.” 5 Stars

“It was like watching a Cinderella story come to life. Or living one.” 5 Stars

“Like the best fairy tales, Rowena’s Key captures the imagination and the heart with a bonus undercurrent of spicy romance.” 5 Stars

“With all the components of a star crossed lovers story, Rowena’s Key is a
genuine Romance. A.J. Nuest pulls the reader into fantasy alongside Rowena with a realness that will have you hopeful, teary eyed and longing for the next installment.” 5 Stars

“You need to realize this is a novella, because you will get to the end of this story and be desperate for more. Thankfully, HarperImpulse is releasing each novella in this series in month by month installments, so we don’t have long to wait for the next development of Rowena and Caedmon’s fantasy romance.” 5 Stars

The Golden Key Chronicles Release Schedule: 

  • Rowena’s Key:  November 7, 2013
  • Candra’s Freedom: December 12, 2013
  • Caedmon’s Curse: January 9, 2014
  • Braedric’s Bane: February 13, 2014

AJ is a multi-published, award-winning author who lives in the middle of a cornfield in NW Indiana. Her loving husband, two beautiful children and a bevy of spoiled pets have agreed to stay and, in exchange for three rations per day and laundry service, tolerate her lunacy. While she spends most days happily ensconced in crafting romance across a multitude of genres, an underground coup has been percolating. The dogs just informed her the cat is secretly vying for dictatorship.


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Blog:  http://ajbooks.blogspot.com

Email:  ajnuest@yahoo.com

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“Rowena’s Key” Release Day

Rowena's Key by AJ NuestI am over-the-moon THRILLED to participate in the release of AJ Nuest’s fantasy romance Rowena’s Key! It’s the first book in her Golden Key Chronicles. Be sure to visit her Facebook Release Day Party – she’s giving away prizes all day, like…

  • Kindle Whitepaper 3G
  • Kindle Fire HD
  • Copies of Rowena’s Key
  • Jewelry
  • Gift Cards

Click on her beautiful cover to join the party and enter all the drawings for the day!!!

Oh, and we’re posting really hot guys, too! RAWR!!

Buy your copy NOW and help her get to the top 100 at Amazon. If she does, she’ll be giving that Kindle Whitepaper away. If Rowena’s Key makes it to the top 10, AJ’s giving away the KINDLE FIRE HD!!! Please LIKE and SHARE any way you can so she can climb those ranks! Click to Tweet!

I promise you won’t be disappointed with this modern-day fairy tale. Can you say HOT Medieval Guy???? The book is REALLY fabulous!! Here’s her first review at Love Reading Romance. Now get over to the party and join the fun!!!

Congratulations, AJ Nuest!!

FREE Stuff and Updates

The message I just sent out to all my subscribers says it all, but for those of you who aren’t yet subscribed, I’ll summarize it for you here. I finally have enough  novels out and content created that I can start offering some fun and free stuff for my subscribers. And audiobooks are coming soon, too! Read on for more information.

Welcome to the “Arial Burnz VIP Book Club“!

You read that right! FREE stuff! I’m creating special VIP gifts for my subscribers ONLY! If you’re already subscribed to my mailing list, then you should have received my announcement…so there’s nothing more you need to do except get your stuff once I send out the information. However, if you didn’t get that message, this is what you could be getting…

  • Short stories featuring the characters you know and love from the Bonded By Blood Series
  • Bonded By Blood exclusive content – from deleted chapters and scenes to special research material
  • Short stories featuring new characters – but always HOT and always paranormal or fantasy!
  • Digital goodies – wallpapers for your iPhone, Android, iPad and computer desktop
  • And more! I’m just getting started with making goodies for my faithful peeps!

And as a subscriber, you’ll also get exclusive deals and sales on my books – both current and new releases through my site. And ONLY my subscribers will get a special pre-order pricing for my books – up to 50% off – through my website.

Those not subscribed will miss out, so be sure to share this with your friends so they can subscribe, too! Thank you so much for your continued support!

Bonded By Blood Audiobooks!

They’re coming soon! I’ve just started recording them, so I’ll make announcements when I release each one. MIDNIGHT CONQUEST will be first and special pre-order pricing is ONLY available to my subscribers through my website. (Still figuring out how to distribute the final files to your audiobook players, so I’ll be reaching out to all of you to learn how you enjoy your audiobooks.)

I’ll be doing the narration and female voices. I’m trying VERY hard to get a Scottish male to do Broderick’s voice! *SWOON!* I hope you’re as excited as I am!

Incidentally, I do have experience recording audiobooks, and used to do voiceovers for commercials and radio…so I promise a quality product. Click here to see the two audiobooks that have been recently produced for Victoria Vane and you can hear a sample of my voice…and I have better equipment now, so the sound should be even better!

I also plan on editing in some subtle and limited sound effects. Anyone for heavy breathing?? LOL…just kidding! How about the soft crackle of a fire? Or the music of the Gypsies? I’m still editing, so if you have ideas you’d like to suggest, leave a comment below and share! I’ll keep you posted!

Thanks for being a faithful subscriber. Help my list grow by sharing this page on Facebook, tweeting it on Twitter, or any of the other share options below. I’ll keep you posted on the progress of sending out those freebies!! Thank you in advance for your patience while I set this whole thing up!

Warmest regards,

Arial Burnz