Monday, June 17, 2013

Cover Reveal!!!

Check this out!!!!

Formerly... The Birth of Jaiden by Jennifer Malone Wright

Savior (A Higher Collective Novel)

Alexander Lucas is a man of faith, casino owner, and vampire. He should
be living the Reno high life of riches and immortality. Instead, he
wakes each night despising the blood on his hands and begging for a
reason to continue on.

The last beat of his heart took place shortly after losing his family to a gruesome and violent death. One snowy night, the creature who had been stalking him finally took his life, in turn giving him the gift of immortality. Yet, immortality to
Alex is not a gift, but rather a curse to live in eternal pain.

Nearly a century of tortured existence leads him to a dumpster in a dark alley
where he finds a reason for continuing on. Nestled between bits of
debris and rubbish a tiny infant wails for help. He calls for his best
friend and guardian angel, Danielle, who explains to him that he has
been chosen to raise this baby, for she would some day become a very
powerful, natural witch. She tells him it is now his job to protect her
from the enemy who wants her so badly, yet also to be her father.

Thinking this angel is out of her mind, Alex refuses many times until Danielle
convinces him that the enemy, Malcolm and his wife Levine, cannot obtain
the child and that they are, indeed attempting to find her. He must
keep her safe, because if evil hands raise her than she will grow to
possess the power to annihilate them all.

Luckily, Alex is not alone, he has The Higher Collective to assist in his mission. With the combined powers of the Vampires, Angels, Dark Angels, Witches and
Warlocks, The Higher Collective prepares for a battle to protect the
child from the evil she may possibly inherit.

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Friday, June 14, 2013

Haunted writing competition!!!

Have you had a real paranormal encounter with a ghost?  Would you like to tell the world about it?  

Here is your opportunity to do so.  

I am hosting a writing competition for the best TRUE ghost story.  The winning story will be featured in the back of  Haunted III  when it releases next month.

Here's the rules for entry:

1.  This story must be 100% true.  Please do not embellish any part of it for dramatic effect.

2. The minimum word count for an entry is 1,500.  There is no maximum.

3.  By entering the contest, you are agreeing to allow changes to be made to your story for editing purposes only.

4.  By entering the contest, the winning entrant agrees to forgo monetary compensation for their story.

5. By entering the contest, the winning author agrees to relinquish publication rights to Willow Cross for sole use in Haunted III.

6.  Any entry received after June 28th, 2013 will not be considered for entry.

7. The story must be 100% TRUE!  (I'm not kidding either. LOL)

That's it.  Easy peasy!!!  Just send your story to to enter.  Please place Ghost Story in the subject line of your email.  The winner will be notified by email no later than July 1, 2013.

Get busy and happy writing!!!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Moonlight Serenade by Kate Hinderer Release Day Blitz!

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Today is the Release Day for Moonlight Serenade (Fascination Island #2) by Kate Hinderer!

Title: Moonlight Serenade (Fascination Island #2)

Author: Kate Hinderer


 Determined to someday sing on the stage in New York City, Collette takes an internship at the luxury resort on Fascination Island. While she plans to hone her craft by singing nightly on the stage of the Moonlight Serenade restaurant, she never expected to be pushed outside her comfort zone. Shy and reserved, she is challenged to step outside herself and release the inner diva. When Falcon comes along, sparks fly and secrets are revealed. Before long Collette is forced to make life-changing decisions that will impact her future in ways she never even imagined.  

“Honestly Falcon. What is it that gives you the right to go around kissing any unsuspecting girl you want?”
I didn’t like the sound of that. Part of me had hoped that his instant reaction had been something that struck him as strongly as it had me. I didn’t like the idea he went around kissing any girl that happened to look at him long enough for him to make his move. I didn’t like that at all.
“I don’t kiss every girl,” Falcon argued, but it sounded weak even to me. Tristan cleared his throat in disbelief. “Ok, so I kissed you, Audyn, that first day. But it was more about punishing Tristan than you.”
“Glad we finally cleared that up.”
At this point I was beginning to think faking my continued faint wasn’t such a good idea. My romantic bubble had been thoroughly burst by the strange, impulsive boy who had given me my first kiss. The boy of my dreams had kissed my roommate to get even with Tristan. I already knew what that meant—this couldn’t end well. But as I was about to rouse myself, Falcon said something that nearly had me fainting all over again.
“I swear to you. This was different. She’s different.” His voice sounded closer now, as if he felt drawn to be near me.
“Why? Is she the first one to melt at your touch?” Audyn queried, her words still laced with cynicism.
“Not everyone breaks my toe like you did. But she’s different in a way I can’t explain. I’m sure you, of anyone, should understand that.”
Audyn scoffed at Falcon’s response while my heart began beating quicker. “Get out of here,” she commanded.
To my disappointment he didn’t argue. He didn’t utter a word. The sound of the door opening and then clicking closed echoed in the hacienda. I fluttered my eyes and moved about restlessly, pulling Audyn’s attention back to me.
“Thank goodness you’re all right. How do you feel?”
Dramatizing the act a little, I slowly sat up, dangling my feet over the bed and sitting up next to Audyn. She wrapped her arm around my waist to help support me. The room didn’t sway, proving beyond a doubt that it was the kiss that felled me instead of anything biological. Still, I pressed a hand to my forehead to verify my charade and make me appear less prone to fainting fits at the sight of a good looking guy. 
“Did I really pass out in some stranger’s arms?” I asked, looking around to find the place empty but for the two of us.
“Yeah. And that stranger happens to be Tristan’s younger brother, Falcon.” She shook her head in disgust. “I told you, meeting them is always an adventure.”
“Thank goodness you came along.”
“Tristan and I got here a minute after you passed out. Falcon had you laid out on the bed and stood over you like some avenging angel waiting to do battle if anyone got in the way.”
“I guess I owe him,” I said, attempting to sound uninterested even if the mental picture of Falcon continued to grow with each passing minute. He must have been so worried about me, fainting dead away and then not coming to immediately.
“He kissed you. Do you remember?”
My face turned red before I had the chance to respond. My fingers came up and touched my lips as the memory remained fresh and alive. “Yeah,” I whispered, sounding breathless, even to my own ears.

About the Author

In a nutshell: Writer. Blogger. Journalist. Marathon runner. Social media enthusiast. Beer drinker. Avid YA reader. Traveler. Chicago native. Milwaukee resident. Music fanatic. Fashion lover. Oldest of nine. Writing has been in my soul from the very beginning. In grade school I started my own local paper for the street I lived on. In middle school I wrote for the school paper and loved any English writing assignment. I started writing novels in high school. At the time my friends were the characters, the setting was almost always Regency England, and I scratched the story into lined notebooks. Now, I have a journalism degree and a dozen various business writing gigs under my belt. I’ve lived in a handful of US cities including Milwaukee, Chicago, Boston, St. Louis and New York. I pen a personal fashion and lifestyle blog,, and continue to write about commercial real estate. My first book, Aurora Undefined, was published in 2011. The Emerald Isle, the first Fascination Island book, came out during the summer of 2012, at which time I immediately began writing the second book in the series. Next up . . . stay tuned! I’m working on a new contemporary novel as well as the third book in the Fascination Island series. 


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