Jack Frost in Frostbitten Hearts – USAToday Bestseller

Frostbitten Hearts featuring Jack Frost - a Bonded By Blood NovellaJack Frost is HOT!!

I am THRILLED to announce that A Very Alpha Christmas – the boxed set that includes my Bonded By Blood Novella Frostbitten Hearts about the legendary Jack Frost – made #40 on the USAToday Bestseller List!! *Arial jumps up and down and throws confetti* This is a wonderful accomplishment for all the authors involved. I'm proud to say this is the second set containing one of my books that has hit this prestigious list of high-selling books – the first being Highland Shifters (with Midnight Hunt, Book 3). By the way, A Very Alpha Christmas is still on sale for 99¢, so BUY IT NOW while the price is still low!!

Jack Frost as You've Never Seen Him!

So what is Frostbitten Hearts about? In short, it's my own version of the Jack Frost legend – who he is, how he got his name, and the woman who melted his heart! WARNING: This is no Disney storyline of snowflakes and children's rhymes. Uh-uh! Jack Frost is a sexy alpha male who will stop at nothing to find the woman he loves!

For those of you who read my Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles, there are a few pieces of this storyline that might be familiar. Jack is an Elemental – a witch or mage who wields the power of the elements. Monika Konrad, the heroine of Midnight Hunt (Book 3), is a fire witch and that's the first book where I introduced this race of magic users. At the very end of Midnight Eclipse (Book 4), I invented the “nurseries” the Elder Vamsyrians (aka vampires) created to breed these magic users in order to produce a Spirit Elemental – a rare witch or mage with powers over the dead…powers Prince Jesse Amir needs to defeat his father, the King of the Vamsyrians. Dah-dah…DAH! Continue reading

Wolf Pack Link Correction – OOPS!

facepalmI just sent out a mailing list newsletter and learned from some of my members that the links to the Wolf Pack 4000 Member Bash event on Facebook were not working. I just realized that the event doesn't seem to be available to those who are not members of the Wolf Pack. If you'd like to be a member, it's FREE!! Just CLICK HERE to join!!

I can't send out another e-mail via my mailing list today. I've reached my limit, so I'll send out the correction tomorrow. The giveaways are open until Friday, so people should still be able to participate.

Sorry for the inconvenience and confusion!

Hugs,

Arial 😉

Midnight Eclipse Book Tour #Giveaways

Midnight Eclipse - Book Tour with Literati Author Services

Midnight Eclipse Book Tour

The Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles by Arial Burnz is the saga of Broderick MacDougal following the soul of his true love through the centuries. There are six books planned for the series and this introduces the new release Midnight Eclipse – Book 4 – which features Norse shapeshifting pirates. AVAILABLE FOR NOW FOR 99 CENTS ONLY THROUGH NOVEMBER 12TH. Full schedule of all the Tour Stops at Literati Author Services IS HERE!

Become a VIP Club Member for FREE and you'll also Midnight Conquest, Book 1, for FREE! CLICK HERE to read about the other benefits of being a VIP. Click to Tweet and help spread the news! Continue reading

Midnight Eclipse – NOW AVAILABLE!

Midnight Eclipse - Book 4 of the Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles

WOOT!

Thank you for your patience! Midnight Eclipse should now be available for download for those of you who pre-ordered. I'll see if I can send out a reminder e-mail. I kinda screwed things up with not moving the pre-order date in my own system, so some people received the notification e-mail earlier than I wanted. Hopefully, I'm not going to send out more than one e-mail! Yeah…this process is soooo not working. Next release will be exclusively through the online retailers. No more buying books through my website. So sorry for the inconveniences anyone has experienced through me testing out this process.

CLICK HERE TO READ CHAPTER ONE

PLEASE NOTE: The price on my website will go up to $2.99 on November 6th! You will still be able to pre-order Midnight Eclipse for 99 cents if you click the links below. However, that price will only be available until November 12th.

Pre-order by clicking on these buy buttons – only 99 cents:

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But that 99 cent price point will only last until November 12th, so ORDER NOW!

AND I'm giving away a signed set of Books 1-4 AND $100 Gift Card to TWO lucky winners!!! Enter here…

#PassionateBites Giveaways!

Woo hoo! I'm excited to participate in the Passionate Bites boxed set pre-order blast today on Facebook. If you'd like to participate, CLICK HERE!

FACEBOOK PARTY – Bonded By Blood Links

For those of you who are here to get the links for my Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles, here's a list of my author pages on your favorite retailers where you'll see all the books in my series AND the boxed sets in which they're included. Midnight Captive is in the Passionate Bites boxed set (99 CENTS) and Midnight Hunt is in the Highland Shifters boxed set (still 99 cents on Amazon!).

BOTH Highland Shifters & Passionate Bites are listed on my author pages. CLICK LINKS TO BUY NOW!

What is Passionate Bites?

Passionte Bites Boxed Set - Featuring Midnight Captive

I am proud to participate in this awesome collection of TEN HOT TALES OF VAMPIRE ROMANCE from NYTimes and USAToday bestselling authors…

  • Victoria Danann
  • K.F. Breene
  • Kym Grosso
  • Sharon Hamilton
  • Teresa Gabelman
  • RaShelle Workman
  • Brenda K. Davies
  • Travis Luedke
  • And me!

Giveaways!

Be sure to participate in the party today! I'll be there from 12pm – 2pm Pacific Time/3pm – 5pm Eastern Time giving away stuff…but be there all day and for chances to win more! Gift cards, merchandise and books!! CLICK HERE NOW!

Midnight Eclipse #CoverReveal – #bbbvamps

Woo hoo! The day is finally here! I am doing the public cover reveal for Midnight Eclipse – Book 4 in my Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles. Incidentally, the cover was revealed to all my VIP Club members last week on September 1st, so if you missed out on the early reveal, you might want to check your spam folder OR be sure to sign up for my VIP Club if you aren't already a member. It's FREE! Also, VIP Club members will not only get to pre-order Midnight Eclipse one week before everyone else at the LOW price of 50¢ (Yep! You read that right! Fifty pennies!), they will also get the book in their hot little hands ONE WEEK before everyone else does. So JOIN TODAY!

Okay, here's the cover reveal….*Drum Roll* TAH-DAH!!!! (Click here for the blurb)

Midnight Eclipse - Book 4 of the Bonded By Blood Vampire ChroniclesPre-Order & Release Date Info

SQUEEE! I also get to announce to the public the pre-order and release dates for my next release:

  • The Blood Moon on October 8th – pre-order date for VIP Club members ONLY (through my site) for 50¢
  • October 15 – worldwide pre-order date through Amazon, B&N, iTunes and Smashwords for 99¢
  • Halloween October 31st – VIP Club members release date – last date at 50¢
  • November 7 – worldwide release date at 99¢
  • November 14 – Last day to get Midnight Eclipse at 99¢

Be sure to pre-order to get the book at these low prices. Once the book is available, it will go up to the regular price of $3.99 worldwide, including my website. So…

SAVE THE DATES!!

ADD TO YOUR GOODREADS SHELF!!

As I announced last week, we have a bunch of other fun stuff happening over at the FB Event – Bonded By Blood Party – so be sure to go there and sign up!!

What's in this Book? Wolf Shapeshifters!!

As usual, HOT Scottish Vampires will be in this book! BUT I've now added another set of shapeshifters to my lore. The werewolves I introduced in Midnight Hunt (Book 3) were the traditional man-wolf creatures that were pretty bad news. Though Thomas was sexy, he was definitely the villain and a very bad guy. This time I'm pulling from Norse mythology, creating my own wolf-shifting people that are born with this magical ability to transform into the beautiful, sleek but large forms of wolves you might see in the wild. No grotesque transmogrification (GAWD I love that word!), but the graceful transition from one form to the other.

They are not only descendants of the god wolves Manegarm (aka Hati) and Sköll, but they are the offspring of the giantesses of the Ironwood forest (in the Norse realm and not from Earth). And that makes them very tall, so Celina (the heroine/Davina in Book 4), her brothers and their clan are all at least six feet in height! You'll get to hear the story of how they came to earth very briefly in Midnight Eclipse, but I'll be providing the lore in a free publication later – for VIP Club members ONLY, so be sure to sign up so you don't miss it. I also have a twists, turns and quite a few surprises in this installment of the Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles. More secrets about the prophecy are revealed and I'm introducing a few new characters into the mix while I'm also bringing some old characters up to center stage. AND there will be two HEAs in this book! Lots of fun in store for this novel! I can't wait for you all to read it!

What's NOT in this Book? Sex!

My primary concern is to write a great story with lots of layers and plot twists and page-turning events. Although I have THOROUGHLY enjoyed writing the erotic love scenes between Broderick and Davina, the storyline for this novel did not really allow for me to include such detailed sex scenes. In fact, there isn't much sex in this book at all!

[expand title=”SPOILER ALERT (which explains why there's no sex)”]Broderick and Celina/Davina hit the ground running almost as soon as they meet each other and Broderick's race is not very accepted by Celina's clan. In fact, they HATE Vamsyrians and this was necessary to have Broderick fight for the woman he loves. However, it doesn't make for very romantic encounters or private time. Celina's father doesn't want his daughter with a man he considers a monster, so you can bet your tushi he's not going to give Broderick a single moment alone with his daughter if he can help it. As such…no nookie for Broderick![/expand]

Now, I could put the sex scenes in their dreams and leave it at that, but many readers have expressed in the past that this was a real tease (referring to Book 1), so I avoided taking this route. And I didn't want to sacrifice the story just to get these two into bed together. Not only would the story fall short, but many of their opportunities to have sex would just seem forced and contrived, again sacrificing story. Will Broderick still be sex-on-a-stick? OH YEAH! He'll still be rogue and push the boundaries of those sexual restrictions and there will still be sensuality in the story. But I'm taming things down in the sexual department so I can give you a good story. So rated R instead of XXX.

Moving Forward – New Books Launching in December!!

Midnight Conquest - New Adult VersionMidnight Savior (Book 5) so far is also proving to be the same situation – no sex due to the storyline. So with two books coming out that will have little-to-no sex, it's opening up the opportunity for me to expand my audience. I've had several readers tell me they adore the stories, but the sex has been a little too much for them, so they skip over the love scenes. I've also had several young people interested in reading my books, but I strongly caution anyone under the age of eighteen to pick up my novels due to the graphic sexual content. As such, these are readers who are missing out on my Broderick and Davina's tales.

Midnight Conquest - New Adult Version - Audiobook CoverSo, starting in December, I'll be releasing the New Adult versions of my Bonded By Blood series. Same stories, just minus the detailed sexual encounters. The sex won't be gone completely. I'll just be taking out all the “glistening folds” details. Instead of writing, “Davina reached between them and grabbed Broderick's shaft.” I'll have, “Davina reached between them to fondle Broderick.” Or the like. Again, still sex-on-a-stick Broderick, the rogue and scoundrel, but focusing more on the sensuality. I know I might lose a few readers during this transition, but give the books a whirl before you bow out. AND if you're a VIP Club member, you'll get the new releases for FREE, so you have nothing to lose. Well, except the details in the sex. LOL The books will get new covers to fit the content, so this is why Book 4 has a close-up of Celina's face, versus seeing lots of skin on the cover. And I'll have a launch event during December. (I'm crossing my fingers the audiobooks of the new adult versions will be ready by then, too!!!)

happy-girl-at-computer_omgVIP Club Giveaway

Please Note: Most of the giveaways on my site and some of the upcoming events related to my next release will be exclusive for for my VIP Club members. This is my way of showing my appreciation for those devoted readers who go that extra mile to be a fan. Joining is FREE and there is no obligation to buy my books. With that being said…we can't have a cover reveal without a giveaway!!!!

I need your input and opinion so tell me what you think and you could win a prize! The opinions of my readers matter to me, so don't be afraid to tell me what you think about the above information. How do you like the idea of the Norse shapeshifters? Or the lack of sex in the books? What about the new adult versions? Is this something that appeals to you or are you in the “Don't F**K with  my books!” camp?

TO ENTER THE DRAWING: Share your thoughts and opinions below in the comments. I'll pick two winners for these prizes: a $15 and a $10 Amazon, B&N or iTunes gift card (winner's choice).

Thanks for your participation and encouragement!!

Hugs,

Arial 😀

Bonded By Blood Release Party #bbbvamps

VIP Cover Reveal is 9/1/2014 - Public Cover Reveal is 9/8/2014SQUEEEEE! I just sent out my quarterly newsletter on Monday and not only announced WHEN Midnight Eclipse was going to be released, but I also had a cover reveal! Did you NOT get the e-mail? Then you must not be a member of my VIP Club OR you need to check your spam/junk folder to fish it out. If you're not a VIP Club member and would like all the juicy details, CLICK HERE to sign up today! It's free and you get freebies! And if you'd like to participate in the upcoming book tours, see below to sign up!!

I will create another post on Monday, September 8th with all the information I put into that newsletter item, including the public cover reveal – but for now, LET'S GET THIS PARTY STARTED!!!

LET'S GET THIS PARTY STARTED!To party-cipate in the upcoming events, visit our Facebook Event page, where all the stuff is goin' down! I'll be announcing the prizes and things you can do to join in on all the fun. We'll be posting HOT guys in kilts, HOT shifters, and anything else crazy we want to do! It will be for the full month of September and if we're still having fun, it will go on through to Halloween!!! WOO HOOOO!!!!

September 15th is the BIG Day!

Though we'll be posting all month long, the BIG day of partying will be September 15th – that is the first day of the Character Reveal Tour. That will be the kick off for the HUGE book tour I'm doing. I'm having a CHARACTER REVEAL TOUR!! On the FB event page, we'll be posting giveaways and pictures of hot guys and gals, but we'll also be posting links to the participating blogs where MORE giveaways are happening. (Incidentally, on September 19th, which is Talk Like a Pirate Day) we'll be posting pictures of HOT pirates!!) You don't want to miss out on this tour. My characters are all making appearances!!

  • Wanna flirt with Broderick MacDougal?
  • Perhaps ask Davina some questions? If you're a guy, you're welcome to flirt with her, but you might have a pretty angry vampire on your ass if you do!
  • Why not ask Amice or Veronique about what happened to Monique?
  • Cailin, James, Cordelia, Malloren, Amice, Veronique, Rosselyn and Nicabar will all be chatting with readers on the days they're featured.

And I'm introducing new characters from Midnight Eclipse – Celina Hunter (Davina in 1734), her sexy brothers Jericho & Chandler – all three of which are shifters! Jerry is heterosexual, but Chandler is gay…so there fun to be had for EVERYONE!

collectorcard-2.5inx3.5in-h-frontAND we have Jericho's hot best friend, Peter Lund…6'8′ tall, about 3′ wide of solid muscle and hair like spun gold! GAWD I have a weak spot for blonds (hint: my husband is blond). He's a feisty shifter I think you'll all LOVE and he saves the day in Book 4!! (Oops…spoiler!) Here's a sneak peek of him and his wolf form.

Anyway, if you'd like to participate in the blog tours and host some of my characters – heck you can host them ALL if you'd like…the more the merrier! – then click on the links below to sign up! Tours are courtesy of the FABULOUS Literati Author Services. LOVE these guys!!!!

Can't wait to see you all there!!!!

MWAH!!

JOIN US THERE TODAY!!

#Outlander @Twitter Party – Updates

Outlander Premier based on Diana Gabaldon's internationally bestselling novelsExciting Outlander News!

I'm REALLY excited to announce that Diana Gabaldon's assistant has contacted me to set up an interview for PNR Radio! SQUEEEEEEE!!!! With that being said, in my previous post I said I was going to giveaway the Outlander poster my husband and I were able to secure. HOWEVER, I've put in a request to see if I can send it to Ms. Gabaldon in hopes that she'll sign the poster and then forward it on to the winner!!! As busy as she and her assistant are, I'm sure it will take a little bit for them to get back to me, so I can't promise the poster giveaway for the weekend until I hear back from her. Cross your fingers we have a thumbs-up for this request. I'm sure you'd all rather have HER sign the poster instead of me! LOL And I don't blame you! ONE DAY my novels will be made into a TV show or movies and THEN I can sign movie posters! Mwahahaha! My ultimate plan for conquering the world!!! I don't know about you, but I'm all for HOT SCOTS dominating the world. *Arial swoons* What I hope to do is AS SOON AS I learn whether or not Ms. Gabaldon will be able to sign the poster is create a contest entry on the PNR Radio website, where we usually have all our other giveaways, which is at http://pnrradio.com/contest. The duration of the contest will be from the moment I know, through the week when we air her interview (TBD). I won't know what other giveaways Ms. Gabaldon will have during her interview, if any, so that contest entry point will be updated as I learn more. (And for those of you who might now know, I'm the host of PNR Radio, so be sure to subscribe for free for our weekly giveaways and interviews with your favorite authors and celebrities of Entertainment that Goes Bump in the Night! Listen now on iTunes or Stitcher!)

Event Time Update – 6pm PT/8pm CT/9pm ET

To make things a little more consistent across the board for the whole US, we'll be doing our Twitter party starting at 9pm ET. Since the show doesn't air on the West Coast until 9pm PT, I'm going to be watching it ON DEMAND right from the Starz Outlander official website. Didn't know you could do that?? YEP! You could even watch it TODAY, RIGHT NOW! Just go to http://www.starz.com/originals/outlander and click on the button that says, “Watch Episode”. So no matter where you are in the world, you can watch it at the same time we are and participate in the twitter about HOT SCOTS! Jamie…YUMMMM! We will still be having giveaways during the show this Saturday and will be taking entries until Sunday 5pm PT, so keep using #ScottishShifters to be included in the drawings. The more you use that hashtag in relations to our conversations and the event, the more chances you'll have to win! Bestselling authors will be giving away books, gift cards and merchandise related to our books, so you definitely want to BE ONLINE DURING OUR PARTY! Just login to Twitter during the show (times above) and watch for the hashtag. You can use TweetDeck or Hootsuite to set up a column for #ScottishShifters and see a live feed of the comments using that hashtag.

Midnight Hunt - Book 3 of the Bonded By Blood Vampire ChroniclesWhy Are We Doing This Party?

Earlier this year, a group of us authors decided to team up to share our love of Scottish Shifters by coordinating a boxed set. Then we heard about Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series being made into a television show AND airing this year around the same time we were launching our boxed set. We thought, “What a great way to celebrate our love of HOT SCOTS and magical stories than during the premier of the one book that started it all?” So during the show, ye'll get to learn about our new boxed set and chat wit' the bestselling authors that be participatin'. Ye dinna wanna miss this spectacular event, lads and lasses! (Okay…I'll stop.) My novel Midnight Hunt will be included in the set, so for those of you who haven't had the chance to pick up your copy, this is a GREAT opportunity as you'll also be getting over a dozen stories for 99 cents! If you have any questions about what's happening, just leave me a comment below. Happy Tweeting and good luck on the drawings!!! That's my two pence… Arial 😀

#Outlander #Giveaway & @Twitter Party!

Outlander Premier based on Diana Gabaldon's internationally bestselling novelsWoo hoo!!!! The day is here! This Saturday (8/9 at 9pm) is the premier day for the Starz TV show, Outlander! I believe it will be 9pm PT and 8pm CT/9pm ET, but check the website and your local listings for information.

Join Us for a PAR-TAY!!!

As I announced back in June, there are a number of FABULOUS authors I am joining in a Scottish Shifter Boxed Set, which will include a bunch of hot Scottish Shifter novels and novellas, of which Midnight Hunt is included. Here's the author line-up you DO NOT want to miss AND you can start following everyone right here, right now! Just click on those follow buttons!!

If the above buttons are not working, at least the links should, so hop on over to Twitter and follow those amazing authors!!

 Giveaways

Not sure what the other authors are giving away yet, but I know I'll be passing out the following to all those who participate using the following hashtag: #ScottishShifters

  • Five $5 Amazon or iTunes gift cards to five winners randomly chosen from the Tweets using our hashtag
  • The TV poster for Outlander (see pictured above) – My husband works at Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio that produced it, and we were able to snag a very hard-to-get poster. Not just your average, magazine paper poster. HIGH QUALITY poster paper. I will be signing the back with my thanks. This will go to ONE winner

Midnight Hunt - Book 3 of the Bonded By Blood Vampire ChroniclesRT any of our Tweets (which should have the #ScottishShifters hashtag) and/or participate in the conversations using the #ScottishShifters hashtag, and you'll be entered into the drawings. The more times you Tweet using that hashtag, the more chances you'll have to win. To get you started, you can use the Click To Tweet links below. All tweets done between now and Saturday, August 9, 2014 until the premier episode airing for the West Coast will qualify for the drawing. Winners will be announced during the show AND the TV Show Poster winner will be announced after the show is over. You will be mentioned on Twitter as the winner of the applicable prize and must claim your prize no later than Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 5pm PT OR a new winner(s) will be chosen with a new deadline to respond posted with the new winner announcement on Twitter.

Click to Tweet Links

  • Twitter Party for @Outlander_Starz premier by @Writer_DG. Use #ScottishShifters to enter #giveaways. Click 4details —> http://ow.ly/zWdsw – Click to Tweet
  • #MenInKilts & #ScottishShifters! Join our Twitter party 8/9 for #Outlander premier! Click for info —> http://www.arialburnz.com/?p=3021 – Click to Tweet
  • @Writer_DG #Outlander books made into a TV show! Join us & use #ScottishShifters to #win. Click –> http://ow.ly/zWdsw @Outlander_Starz – Click to Tweet

More Giveaways to Come!

I'll be making more announcements for upcoming events related to the release of the Scottish Shifter Boxed Set. TENTATIVE RELEASE DATE: September 17, 2014. Here is a reminder of the upcoming events:

  • September 17 – Release Day giveaway
  • Date TBD – Each author is having a giveaway on their Facebook Page – that’s up to 12 FB parties with giveaways!
  • Date TBD – ARC (advance release copy) sign-up for the boxed set
  • Date TBD – Cover reveal and pre-release giveaway
  • Date TBD – Post Release Day giveaway (for when the set goes live on iTunes & Nook)
  • Possibly more! (We’re still making plans)

Let me know if you have any questions!

That's my two pence…

Arial 😉