#POLL – Passionate Bites Needs a Cover

Passionate Bites Cover Showdown

COVER SHOWDOWN: Click the banner to Vote for the Cover of Passionate Bites

I’m very proud to say I am participating in ANOTHER boxed set this year! We’re calling it Passionate Bites: Hot Tales of Vampire Romance. Midnight Captive will be featured in this set along with some amazing authors you do not want to miss!! As you can see from the boxed set image, I’m honored to be among these amazing authors (in alphabetical order), with whom I’m fast becoming friends…

So, the above banner has the images very briefly. I’m going to picture them here and you can click on them to see a larger version. PLEASE NOTE: the watermarks will not be on the final images when we publish the book. These are just mock-ups.   SharpTeethCover06 PASSIONATE_BITES_Cover_2nd_REVISION SharpTeethCover05

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We have the poll on Facebook, so please be sure to visit the page and participate in the poll! And leave any comments about what you like or don’t like about the covers. Your input is important!! Thank you!!

VIP Club Exclusive Giveaway!

Okay, my lovelies!!! It’s time for an exclusive VIP Club giveaway! I’m at 956 likes on my Facebook Page and I would love to see that reach 1000. So I’m having a sale on Midnight Hunt (eBook) for 99 cents AND I’m having a giveaway!!

Midnight Hunt - Book 3 of the Bonded By Blood Vampire ChroniclesMidnight Hunt Sale

In partnership with the Wolf Pack Reader’s Group on Facebook, I’m dropping the price of Midnight Hunt (eBook) to 99 cents from July 7th to July 13th, 2014. I’ll be posting links on my Facebook page for the sale. Support Indie authors and buy direct whenever you can. The sale will be on my website, too, and you can use Amazon Payments to purchase. Anyone who buys through my website will automatically become a VIP Club member, and thereby entered into this giveaway and future VIP exclusive giveaways! Oh, and while you’re at it, if you LOVE shifter romances, then you MUST join the Wolf Pack Reader’s Group. <— Click here to visit their group and join! They are 1,758 members and growing!!!

Giveaway

Books 1-3 of the Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles – signed trade paperback copies AND a $25 gift card for either Amazon, B&N or iTunes (winner’s choice).

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How to Participate

  1. You  must be a VIP Club member in order to qualify for the drawing, so if you’re not a member yet, CLICK HERE to join. It’s FREE! And if you’d like to know about the benefits of becoming a member, click here.
  2. To increase your chances of winning, visit this Facebook link and SHARE the post, encouraging people to like my FB page. FB shows everyone who shares the post, so each of those names will be cross referenced against my VIP Club list and given another chance to win.
  3. You can also Click to Tweet and earn even more chances to win. Be sure to mention me in any other tweets that encourage people to like my FB page, as those will all count toward entries. You can use these Click to Tweets daily for extra entries. You’ll get an entry for each tweet.
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    • Fangs in kilts! Click –> http://ctt.ec/jLmg3+ to LIKE @ArialBurnz FB page & #win a $25 #giftcard #vampires – Click to Tweet

When Will the Drawing Happen?

The goal is to get my FB page to 1000 likes, so as soon as my page hits that number, I’ll conduct the drawing. The more you spread the word, the faster the numbers will climb and the sooner I can do the drawing.

Let me know if you have any questions by leaving comments below.

Thanks!!

Arial :D

 

Outlander, Shifter Boxed Set and Giveaways!

Outlander Premier based on Diana Gabaldon's internationally bestselling novelsSQUEEEEEEEE! Diana Gabaldon’s series Outlander is coming to STARZ television August 9th, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT!!! HitFix.com talked about the premier and shared the poster (left).

Is anyone else excited about this????

For those of you who might not know about this internationally bestselling series, I’ll share the STARZ summary for Season 1:

“Outlander” follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish Warrior, a passionate affair is ignited that tears Claire’s heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

The “Outlander” series, adapted from Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling books, spans the genres of romance, science fiction, history and adventure into one epic tale.

Midnight Hunt - Book 3 of the Bonded By Blood Vampire ChroniclesMs. Gabaldon has been considered the Mother of Paranormal Romance and she was definitely setting trends with cross-genre fiction.

Shifter Boxed Set & Giveaways

Of course, as all my readers know, I’m a HUGE fan of hot Scottish men, so this is not only on my list of MUST SEES, but I’m teaming up with a bunch of my author friends (list to be released later) to include my novel, Midnight Hunt, in a boxed set that will feature other outstanding bestselling authors. The set will be a collection of HOT shifters and Scottish themes…and being released at 99¢!!! AND there will be a SLEW of giveaways featuring the boxed set. Here is a sneak peek of the events coming this late summer…

  • Each author is having a giveaway on their Facebook Page – that’s up to 12 FB parties!
  • ARC (advance release copy) sign-up
  • Cover reveal and pre-release giveaway
  • Release Day giveaway
  • Live Twitter parties during the show!
  • Post Release Day giveaway (for when the set goes live on iTunes & Nook)
  • Possibly more! (We’re still making plans)

I’ll make an announcement via my newsletter, so if you’re not signed up for my VIP Club, do so now! Some drawings will be exclusive to my VIP Club members. Join now!

So, who has read Outlander and what was your favorite part about the books or characters? If you didn’t read them, so you have any questions? Share your Outlander tales!

That’s my two pence…

Arial ;)

Amazon Payments Now Available

You Can Use Amazon Payments to Purchase Items on My Site!

I am REALLY excited to announce that I’ve just implemented Amazon Payments on my website. What does this mean for my customers? It means if you already have an Amazon account, you can sign in through that to complete transactions…right on my website. The best part about this is you don’t have to enter your address or payment information and go through the whole registration process on my site. There’s no extra forms to fill out. You just login, verify info, and pay. :D

However, WooCommerce (my shopping cart) is integrated with Amazon so you will automatically be registered on my website, which is how you can claim your freebies!! You can still use your VIP Coupons and access your goodies! WOOT! Or shall I say WOO!!

I just used the shopping cart and I can’t believe how EASY it was!!! *Arial does the Snoopy dance* So here’s how it works…

  1. Just add something to your shopping cart – eBooks or print books or whatever I have on my site for purchase.
  2. When you’re done shopping, go to your shopping cart (“Cart” menu item at the top)
  3. As an option in your cart, you can choose “Pay with Amazon”!!!
    Amazon Payments
  4. That should open a pop-up window for you to enter your Amazon account information. Note the address bar in popup window.
    Amazon Payments
  5. After you login to your account, you’ll get to verify your shipping information and also your payment method, nice and pretty as you please!
    Amazon Payments
  6. You’ll also see your shopping cart items at the bottom of this page. Just click on the Checkout button and you’re all set!

Voila! No information to fill out. Just sign in through Amazon and you’re all set to go. It’s as easy as shopping on Amazon! You will then receive a confirmation e-mail from my website, with a download link if you purchased eBooks, and an e-mail from Amazon stating you sent “Arial Burnz” a payment. I LOVE IT!!

PayPal is still an option for customers who’d like to use their PayPal account. Just click the “Proceed to Checkout” button instead of the “Pay with Amazon” button.

That’s my two pence…

Arial ;)

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:

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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!

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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

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“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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