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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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“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…

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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!!!

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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.

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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…

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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!

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Release Day Blitz – Guardians: The Shoma by Lola StVil

The Shoma

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In order to reunite the Council and save both our world and theirs, the Guardians need to assemble three missing pieces of an ancient relic called The Shoma. But their search is derailed by their love lives and entanglements. Surrounded by evil and under the threat of annihilation our lives depend on this one team. But with all the sex, scandal and secrets, who has time to save the world?

About Lola StVil

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Lola was seven when she first came to this country from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She attended Columbia College in Chicago, where her main focus was creative writing. In addition to plays, she also writes screenplays and short stories.

She has been commissioned to write for ABC, CBS and Princeton University. She won the NAACP award for her play “The Bones of Lesser Men”. In addition to being nominated for LA Weekly awards. Her work has also received positive reviews from The LA Times, Variety and LA Weekly.

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Guardians Series

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Book 1: The Girl

The prophecy says I will fall in love with team leader and Angel, Marcus Cane. The prophecy also says that our love will cause his mission to fail and end the world.

Whatever.

This human is not worried. Why?
Because I do not intend to fall in love with Marcus.

The truth is I hate him. I hate his warm brown eyes with flecks of gold, his chiseled face and broad shoulders.
I hate how over protective he is just because a few thousand demons are after me.

In fact, I couldn't care less about Marcus or his perfect telekinetic girlfriend.
And when I see him holding her, I don’t die a little inside…

 

Book 2: The Fallout

Just because she has wings,
doesn’t mean she’s an Angel…

It's front page news on every Angel gossip rag:“Marcus & Ameana: Gone The Way Of “Brad & Jennifer.”So, Who Is The “Angelina?” Emmy Baxter—a mere mortal!”

Ameana tries to avoid her ex and his new love by focusing
on the other evil out to destroy the team. But soon her pain
turns to fury.

And before the end…a buy ambien pills girl plots revenge, a leader is on the edge
and an Angel falls.

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Book 3: The Turn

There. Will. Be. Blood.
After the Council hands down a severe punishment,
A Guardian declares war on the Angel world.

Before the end
Lives will be lost
Love will be tested
And blood WILL flow…

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Book 4: The TriplexThe team finds the locaton of the Triplex, but in order to destroy it and save the world, a horrific decision must be made. Can Marcus do what he needs to do in order to complete the mission? Or will his heart get in the way…Add to Your Goodreads Shelf | Purchase on Amazon

 

 

 

 

Book 5, Part 1: The Quo


WARNING: This book contains a scene in chapter 20 that is for mature audiences only. Readers can skip this chapter without missing any info vital to the plot.
A team divided.
A leader in turmoil.
A love tested.

Now, it's the heroes who need saving

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Book 5, Part 2: The Lyris

The end of the world is not coming; it's here

An impossible decision…
A massive war…
A Guardian silenced forever…
(Please note chapters 29 & 30 are for mature audiences)

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Short Stories

(THIS BOOK HAS SPOILERS, SO IT IS BEST READ AFTER BOOK 1 (The Girl))
Please note this is a book of short stories about the Guardians and their lives before the mission. This book is 20k words long and has nine short stories including
*Julian's Core
*Rio's secret crush
*Julian & Femi's first meeting

*The days & nights of Tony-Tone and more…

Short Stories From Book 5
Can't get enough “Guardians?”
Read these short stories AFTER reading book 5 part 2 and find out:
Why Marcus made the decision he did at the end of book 5.2
How Jay and Miku hooked up for the first time
and where Mouse came from!

 

Vampire Charity Blog Hop – In Vein

Vampires for Charity!

My guest today is Jodie Pierce, the Vampire Queen, and she's heading a very special cause. I'll let her tell us about it. But first…

Giveaway!

Jodie is giving away one set of e-bookmarks and I'm throwing in a $5 Amazon gift card. Be sure to use the Rafflecopter Entry below to participate and please spread the word for this great cause! Comments are encouraged!!

Here's Jodie!

In Vein - Vampire Anthology for CharityThanks for having me here today! “In Vein” is a vampire charity anthology book where 100% of the proceeds will go to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital!

With over 18 Authors, you’re bound to find a few vampire stories you’ll love. From devious vampires, to vampire moms, a child vampire, teenage vampires, King and Queen vampires, a vampires’ slave girl, a vampire mob, a Red-necked vampire, driving vampires, an Eastern European angel of pain, a vampire poem, a dug up coffin, a Dental Hygienist, a sad vampire tale and a vampire that helps a young cancer boy. Like I said, something for everyone! Did I mention it’s all for charity? The kids, people…the kids!

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Welcome to Smut Alfresco!

A special thank you to Victoria Blisse for organizing this wonderful event! If you haven't read any of her super excellent erotica, you are missing out! Be sure to visit her site and be prepared to get hot under the collar…or a few other places.

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Alfresco

sex-outdoors01What does ‘alfresco' mean? As defined by www.Dictionary.com: out-of-doors; in the open air: to dine alfresco.

I'm happy to take a virtual trip over to the UK and join all these wonderfully sexy British ladies on a romp through some sexual encounters in the great outdoors!! That's right! We're all having sex in the open air! (Well…our characters are having sex outside…we're just watching!)

This post will give you a sneak peak into my latest short story titled Hot Rod Haunting (F/F/M), the second installment of my Les Petites Morts Series. This is a slightly steam encounter between two best-friend females. My main character, Kami Jacobs has just shared with her best friend Mona Rand that she's bi-sexual…and they're in a graveyard…very outdoors…and they might have a spectral visitor who wants to join in.

WARNING: Female/Female/Male Action Incumming!

Hot Rod Haunting - Book 2 in the Les Petites Morts (erotica menage)The following excerpt contains graphic language and sexually explicit actions. ONLY INTENDED FOR READERS 18 YEARS AND OLDER.

With a thunk, the back hatch popped open. I yanked out the case of beer and hauled it to the front of the car. Mona stood before Kenny, who let his sexy, hooded eyes roam over her body. “Pleasure to meet you.”

“I sure hope so,” Mona said, matching his throaty voice. I knew she’d like him. We always went for the same guys.

I handed each of them a beer.

Kenny’s dark gaze observed us twist off the caps before following suit, then he tipped his head back and downed nearly half the bottle, like a true Chicagoan. “Nice and cold.”

“Only proper way to have a beer,” Mona confirmed before she chugged hers down completely.

“You weren’t lyin’.” He grinned. “She’s cute.”

I cocked an eyebrow.

“Who, moi?” Mona glanced from Kenny to me and back again, before she bit her bottom lip. “Is this what I think it is?”

I shrugged. “Kenny knows I’m bi and I know you’ve always fantasized about a threesome.” I handed her another beer from the box. “I hope you don’t mind it’s with me instead of another guy.”

“Fuckin’ ay,” she breathed. Mona twisted off the cap and raised the mouth of the bottle to her grinning lips.

Kenny finished his beer in a single gulp and set the bottle on his trunk. “That’s what I wanted to hear.” He tugged Mona by the hand as he sauntered toward me. Reaching over his head, he grabbed his t-shirt and yanked it off, revealing his god-like body of sculpted muscles. Mona cooed and smoothed her hand over his washboard stomach and bulging pecs.

Kenny was cocky and confident and it made me wet. With hooded eyes and a mouth like a Greek statue, he oozed sexuality. I’d scored with this one.

Mona still xanax no prescription 2mg held her beer in one hand while her tongue flicked Kenny’s nipple. She bit and kissed a wet path across his chest and he moaned, cradling the back of her head in his large hand.

Grabbing her hand holding the beer, he brought the opening of the bottle to her mouth, dragging it around like a teasing cock. “Swallow it, darlin’.” He raised an enticing eyebrow and licked his full lips.

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Mona sighed and wrapped her mouth around the bottle as if she was giving head. Kenny groaned. Tipping the bottle ass-end up, she finished the beer and he relieved it from her grasp, strolling over and setting it aside on the hood of his car. Reaching for the buttons on my blouse, she tugged me closer and breathed against my mouth, “You have me so horny after what you did to me in the graveyard.”

“That makes two of us.” Kenny grabbed the bulge in his pants and rubbed his erection through his jeans as he watched from a distance.

Mona stripped off my shirt and freed my breasts. My nipples puckered under her touch and she swiveled her head so Kenny had a good view of her licking me. “You like to watch, Hot Rod?” she asked between lapping. “Mmmm, I like the sound of that.” Mona lifted her tank top and bra over her head, then rubbed her tits against mine.

Kenny and I moaned in unison and I grinned. “Why don’t you bring that hot rod over here?”

He hissed and unbuckled his jeans, dropped his fly and reached into his pants. The head of his cock bobbed in his fist as he stroked his shaft and strutted toward us.

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I do hope you enjoyed the excerpt! Be sure to catch Hot Rod Haunting at the following online retailers:

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So leave a comment and get entered for a chance to win the prizes mentioned above. I'm available if anyone has any questions. But I most certain have one for you!

Have you ever had sex alfresco?

Don't worry…I won't ask you to bare all and leave you hanging in the breeze. During my younger years, I admittedly was a bit of a ho. I was in the United States Air Force and partying like an animal with a bunch of Combat Control Team members – they're the elite force of the USAF, kinda like the US Navy Seals – and one of the guys and I went to the beach for our little alfresco liaison. I was drunk and horny and we banged away on the sand. I won't get into to details, but I woke up the next morning on the beach, sand stuck to my face and squinting from the bright light thinking, “How the hell did I get out here?” Yep! Those were the good ol' days, huh? *groan*

And you??? Do tell!

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Author Guest: Lisa Kessler – Moonlight

Welcome Lisa Kessler!

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Author – Lisa Kessler

I'm so very proud to have Lisa Kessler as a guest today, featuring her new release Moonlight. Who can resist shapeshifters? I know I can't! And this one features not only wolves, but jaguars! RAWR! Be sure to scroll down and view her awesome cover, blurb and buy link information. AND enter the Rafflecopter drawing for a $25 Amazon Gift Card! So, Lisa…

Arial Burnz: Where did you get your idea for Moonlight?

Lisa Kessler: The first chapter of Moonlight was actually a short story I wrote while I was taking up Ray Bradbury’s challenge to write a new short story each week for a year. That particular week was a full moon and I thought it would be too easy to write about a werewolf. From there my little writer brain kicked in and Lana came into my head—a woman with no clue that every time the moon vanishes from the sky during the New Moon, she shifts into a huge black jaguar. There’s much more to the book, but that was the beginning! LOL After I posted the short story, I couldn't stop wondering what would happen next, so six months later, the first draft of the novel was finished… 🙂

AB: I love the way that works and I can already see some of that happening with my own short stories. I can’t thank you enough for introducing me to the Ray Bradbury Challenge. So exciting! Incidentally, folks, Lisa compiled a bunch of her short stories from that challenge and it’s available on Amazon—Forgotten Treasures: 25 Short Fiction Tales.

So, what prompted you to write the novel in first-person alternating point of view? (For those not familiar with this POV, the story is told in first person, as if the characters are talking to the reader – “I looked up and saw him enter the room.” However, the POV changes each chapter. In Moonlight, it's Lana one chapter and then Adam the next.) Moonlight Blog Tour Button LK:  This book is very action-packed and gritty like urban fantasy, so the first person POV really enhanced the story telling. At one point, I did rewrite the first 4 chapters into third person and it really sucked the life out of the book, so even though it made it a little more out-of-the-box for paranormal romance, I ended up keeping it in alternating first person. I’m so glad I did. Readers have really connected with the Pack so far!

AB: I so glad to hear that! And I love it that you’re so in touch with your readers. As I understand it, this novel was an RT Book Reviews Magazine Writing with the Stars Finalist. First off, congratulations!! Second, would you mind sharing a little of that experience and how you think it affected the current success of your book?

LK:  It was nerve-wracking and very exciting! It was also a super opportunity to get my name and my work in front of a large audience of readers. Also, by having readers vote, they were buy nolvadex 20mg invested in the book, so I think it has helped sales now that it’s out.

AB: Between Adam and Lana, who would you say was the most difficult character to write and why?

LK: Hmmm… This book was a blast to write, so neither character was really “difficult”. I guess since Lana came to me first, maybe that made Adam a little tougher?

AB: Understood! And no worries. So, your heroine and hero are both shapeshifters, but Lana is a jaguar and Adam is a wolf. PLEASE forgive me, but I can't help thinking of that line from Ghostbusters: “Dogs and cats, living together! Mass hysteria!!” LOL! What was your motivation for choosing such different animal forms for your main characters?

LK: Ha! Yeah, the thought crossed my mind… 🙂  I also have them shift on opposite schedules, so the jaguars shift with no moon, and it made sense to me because cats can see well in darkness. It also worked to my favor with the cats being independent and better suited to be lone assassins, whereas the wolves work together as a Pack. I did play a little bit with the concept of dogs and cats not getting along, too.

AB: Thanks for being a good sport about that. I love the way you played with the moon cycle and the strengths of the species!! Well done! Lisa, thank you soooo much for taking the time to come by and visit my website today.

LK: Thanks for having me on your blog Arial!!!

AB: Do you have any parting comments for our visitors?

LK:  I’d like to thank everyone who entered the blog tour contest and helped to spread the word on Twitter and Facebook about Moonlight!  Also, Hunter’s Moon (Book 2) will be out October 21st, so it’s not long to wait to find out what happens next…  Woot! Be sure to pick up a copy of Moonlight (see other links below).

Moonlight by Lisa KesslerMoonlight Blurb:

Rancher Adam Sloan is more than meets the eye. As the heir to his Pack, the sexy werewolf's biggest challenge is keeping his kin's true nature under wraps. But a group of jaguar shifters threatens to reveal the pack, blasting into town killing humans in plain sight. And when he smells one at the local diner, his standing orders are to take her out. Lana Turpin doesn't realize she's a moving target. Raised in the foster system, she only knows that she blacks out during the new moon and wakes up without remembering a thing. But now she's being tracked by some strange organization that wants her back–even though she's never stepped foot inside their compound. And the stranger across the diner is watching her like an enemy. It should be a simple mission for Adam, but when he touches the frustratingly beautiful Lana, his inner wolf howls…mate. Now, the two must find and stop the people who hunt her…and Adam must keep his own family from killing the only woman he will ever love. Website: http://www.authorlisakessler.com/ Buy Links: Amazon | B&N | ARe | iTunes

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Ray Bradbury Challenge – Week #3

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Genre: Paranormal
Word Count: 883

Mystery Shoppers

car_in_the_desertSam's job was to collect souls. Many of them didn't know they’d passed on. It was his responsibility to usher them into the afterlife smoothly enough so they’d go willingly. Otherwise, they would insist on lingering in the plains between the living and the dead.

Sam eased his tow truck to the side of the road in front of the broken-down Ford Focus. Hopping out of the diesel, he grabbed his clipboard and ambled over to the dusty sedan. The couple inside were passed out, shoulders leaning against each other, mouths hanging open, the woman bellowing a hearty snore.

He ran his fingers through his greasy hair, then tapped his ignition key on the window. “Hello?”

They jerked awake. The woman fumbled for her glasses and squinted at her watch. Pressing her mouth into a grim line, she pulled a small notebook from her purse and scribbled. The driver rolled down the window.

“Need a tow?” Sam asked and grinned.

“Well it’s about time you got here!” the blond, clean-cut man man snapped, and pushed his door open so fast, Sam jumped back.

The woman scowled and scribbled some more.

Sam shook his salt-and-pepper head and smirked. Yep, these two are going to need a little convincing. “Sorry 'bout that. If you can take the car out of gear before you step out, that would be great.”

Huffing and sitting back down, the man yanked at the stick shift between the two front seats, jiggling it back and forth to be sure it was in neutral.

And the emergency brake, please,” Sam reminded him.

The cranky man released the brake. Stepping out of the car, he slammed the door and tugged at his grey suit, now wrinkled from sleeping in the vehicle.

Sam handed him the clipboard. “If you wouldn't mind filling this out for me, I’ll get the car hitched up and we’ll be on our way.”

“He wasn't in the mood…to persuade these numbskulls to move on to the sweet by-and-by.” Continue reading