Wednesday, April 29, 2009

OOTB Tour: EVE OF DARKNESS


EVE OF DARKNESS
A Marked Novel

by Sylvia Day

Tor Books
April 28, 2009
ISBN: 9780765360410

Cursed by God, hunted by demons, desired by Cain and Abel... All in a day's work.
For Evangeline Hollis, a long-ago fling with a bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks just became a disaster of biblical proportions. One night with a leather-clad man of mystery has led to a divine punishment: the Mark of Cain.
Thrust into a world where sinners are drafted to kill demons, Eve knows her learning curve must be short. A longtime agnostic, she begrudgingly maneuvers through a celestial bureaucracy where she is a valuable but ill-treated pawn. She's also become the latest point of contention in the oldest case of sibling rivalry in history...
But she'll worry about all that later. Right now she's more concerned with learning to kill while staying alive. And saving the soul she'd never quite believed she had.
Look for EVE OF DESTRUCTION and EVE OF CHAOS, both coming in June!

EXCERPT: http://www.sjday.net/excerpt/


ABOUT S. J. DAY

S.J. Day’s resume includes a variety of odd jobs ranging from amusement park employee to Russian linguist/interrogator for the U.S. Army Military Intelligence. She’s presently a full-time writer. A native Southern Californian, S.J. thinks there’s no place like home, but she loves to travel. Her adventures have taken her to Japan, Holland, Germany, France, Mexico, Jamaica, and all over the United States. She’s now hard at work on her next book.

REVIEWS“Exhilarating adventure in an edgy world of angels and demons highlights the opener of Day’s Marked trilogy. Dynamic and vibrant, Eve is an impressive protagonist, and her fierce spirit and determination to make the best of her circumstances will keep readers enthralled.” — Publishers Weekly

“Great characters and terrific storytelling in a hot-blooded adrenaline ride. A keep-you-up-all-night read.”
— Patricia Briggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“EVE OF DARKNESS is a sizzling, heart-pounding urban fantasy that thrilled and fascinated me from beginning to end. Eve is a smart, spirited heroine I won’t soon forget!”
— Jeri Smith-Ready, award-winning author of Wicked Game and Bad to the Bone

“Day, aka multitalented author Sylvia Day, explodes onto the urban fantasy scene with a new twist on the Cain and Abel story. It’s dark, gritty and sexy to the max, so readers can be thankful the next chapter in this pulse-pounding series is only a month away!”
— Jill M. Smith, RT BOOKreviews

VIDEO: http://www.sjday.net/trailer/

WEBSITE: http://www.sjday.net

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

CHUCK, 4/27/09...the Final One?

Whoo! I sure got my money's worth (the money I spent at Subway today. Yup, I took part in the campaign to save CHUCK.).
What did you guys think?

Water cooler recap:

* Chuck declares his freedom from Buy More, right off the bat. So does Casey (LOL). But you know they won't be so free in an hour....

* Bryyyyyce. You're a cocky rogue. Welcome back to my TV. Anytime.

* When Chuck makes the "vacation proposal" to Sarah, you can just see her heart breaking because she has to say no. Something's GOTTA happen between these two in the next 49 minutes!

* Go, Bryce! But as he sets out to save the world, do you get the feeling he's going to die a hero tonight? "Noble Dead Meat" is written all over him. (Afterward note: Waaahhhh.)

* Jeffster doing "Mr. Roboto." I want to cry from happiness and pure, fascinated repulsion. This makes me want to see Adam on AMERICAN IDOL perform this song. How 'bout that? But the best thing about "Roboto" is how they use it as an epic score for the following action scene. Well played, CHUCK!

* Heeeee! Casey's men to the rescue and Captain Awesome rocking out to "Roboto."

* The wedding? Was frakkin' perfect. Sorry, Ellie, but it was.

* "No, no, no--that clashes with the bunting." -Kick Ass John Casey

* Chevy Chase = not the big heavy in this episode after all....

* Oooo--the Intersect is in Daddy-O!

* Chuck's in love. Good for him for admitting it. FINALLY.

* Oh, man. RIP, Bryce.

* Yup, Chuck is not so free. The Intersect is back...and it's...WHAT? "Oh, Chuck me?"
HE'S IN THE MATRIX!!!

And Sarah is turned on, even though there's lingering Bryce emo going on inside of her.

Good golly day, folks, we have to hope that the "To Be Continued..." optimism pays off with another season.

Yow!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Peek at my new Blaze Cover!

Coming in June....

Say “sayonara” to your inhibitions!

Juliana Thompsen always hated her family’s ridiculous feud with the Coles. Especially since sexy Tristan Cole has haunted her hottest dreams since high school! But now she’s traveling to exotic, erotic Japan on family business, and she’s looking for someone to make her forget all those naughty thoughts about Tristan.

Until he shows up on his own family business! And once they both realize the sexual heat burning between them is mutual, they decide to indulge in all the sensual experiences Japan has to offer.

Their encounter is wild. Hot. Unstrained. And it turns out to be much more than a fling. But will their love last once the sun goes down?

Friday, April 24, 2009

SUPERNATURAL, 4/24/09

You guys know I was afraid of this new Winchester brother, but I love how they handled it! Why did I even doubt?

Play by play:

* God, during the "THEN" part, doesn't Jared Padalecki look young? Aw. And yow. I miss the bangs, but I ain't complaining now.

* A tuna sandwich hanging out in the back seat? Can you imagine what that car smells like, even before the tuna? (Kind of kills the fantasy, huh? Actually, not so much. There is Febreze, after all. But still.)

* Cranky Dean is masterful at his job (the holy water, the silver). Overzealous, but masterful.

* LOL for Dean being jealous that Daddy Dear took NewSon to a baseball game. I love Jensen Ackles's slow burns.

* Hey, didn't Sam get dragged under a car in an earlier eppie? (Season one or two, with the cannibal family who had that crazy lil' girl?) I guess it's a long view down to the ground for him, but he needs to watch those ankles.

* Of course there was something wrong with "Adam." But I like that he really was their brother. And I love that this is played for emotional loss rather than the introduction of a Cousin Oliver, as most feared. (Surely you know who Oliver is? The original "Jump the Shark" offender, even before the Fonz gave it a name? Brady Bunch sass-monger? Yeah. I watched every episode ever. Is that a bad thing?)

[Cindy? Bobby?.......Bobby? Cindy?]

* I think I'm not supposed to be turned on by Sam all tied up like that. Oh, well.

* Yikes! Dean, would you save Sam already??? There. Phew. But, damn, with the hitting! He sure ganked those ghouls but good.

* Depression mounts. Boys, I will be your girlfriend, should you need the comfort. Come to me.

Ooooo--next week! Castiel deserts his borrowed body and we meet the real accountant....
See ya then!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

CHUCK, 4/20/09

(The following blog entry includes a drinking game: take a gulp every time “Awesome” or “awesome” is used. You’ll thank me later.)

* Yow! We knew there’d be coitus interruptus. But doesn’t it just figure that Chuck and Sarah would be the victims of Morganus interruptus, that most special of strains?

* Repeat after me: Casey will break under his reluctant attachment to Chuck. Casey will break under his reluctant attachment to Chuck….

* Captain Awesome is totally going to find out about SpyChuck before the end of this eppie. (I was even thinking that Awesome could be Fulcrum until I realized that Chuck never flashed on him. What about CIA though? Note: later, I’m glad he’s not either of the above. I like this “normal guy knowing too much” direction way more than a SpyAwesome twist.)

* LOL for Awesome’s awesome snooping.

* Chuck and Sarah never get a break, do they? Another thwarted make out session.

* A Casey/Awesome fight? When did I die and go to testosterone heaven?

* Ding-ding-ding. Awesome discovery!!! I love, love, love that Chuck trusts his soon-to-be-bro-in-law so much. Dude bonding.

* “I need you to be Awesome. Can you be Awesome?” That was awesome.

* Break, Casey, BREAK! (And…YES, when he agrees to rescue Papa Orion!)

* LOL for the Ellie and post-knows-too-much Awesome scene. He’s going to explode with all that info plus wedding crap. I like Ellie, but she can be rather…intense. I fear that, within three years, she’s going to be Awesome’s nightmare.

* Could it be true? Chuck is free? (Guess that depends on whether this show is renewed, huh? And on what happens when Chevy Chase catches up to the wedding.)

* An ending full of so much awwwww(esome!) as Casey cigars-up to go to the reception dinner and Sarah emerges as Chuck’s girl. (I need to insert one last awwwwww.)

Next week, BRYCE!


So…HEROES. I didn’t recap it, you all. I didn’t even make it through the episode. You’ve no doubt noticed that I haven’t had fun recapping the series for a while. This is where I officially call it off with the recapping of HEROES. CHUCK and SUPERNATURAL have waaaaaaay taken over all the recapping space in my heart and brain. I can't even make it to the season finale.

Bummah.

See you later, when we finally get a new SPN episode on Thursday, with the new (Trickster?) Winchester brother!!! And please watch the last eppie of CHUCK so NBC sees the interest in this fantastic show, okay? As a matter of fact, can you do the same with SUPERNATURAL? Please? ; )

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Finally--New York

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I'd been to New York, and I'm finally getting around to posting about it. I was at the PASIC conference, a published romance chapter event that concentrates on the business aspect of writing. Of course, since this was in New York, my friends and I had to take advantage of everything else the city has to offer, so here's a run down of my week....

Editor and Publishing House "Touch Bases"
On Wednesday, I was lucky enough to visit the Penguin offices, where I met with people in marketing and PR, as well as had lunch with my editor, Ginjer Buchanan. I filmed a little Q&A session that should show up online at some point and got some really good tips about how to do more efficient promo. On Monday, I got to have breakfast with my Silhouette editor, Susan Litman, and I can't tell you how much I love just chatting away about personal things with my editors. We never have time to do that day-to-day.

Basically, I would say that meeting with editors and in-house personnel was worth the entire cost of the trip, right here.

Conference
The PASIC conference is also well worth the investment though. It's a smaller conference as far as writer attendance goes, but a lot of industry professionals show up to the events, which means the writer has a great chance of getting quality face time with editors, agents, and other professionals. The conference starts out with a cocktail party on Thursday, and I think the ratio of writer-to-professional was about 3 authors to 1 professional. In other words, networking is much easier with these odds, and the mood is far more laid back than with other conferences.

On a personal note, I lost my voice, and I was unable to talk for most of the conference. I was so frustrated at not being able to communicate proficiently that I stayed back from the cocktail party this year. :(

Friday is "professional day," where those editors, agents, and gurus come to share their expertise with the writers. I was surprised at the big message this year: in spite of the economy, romance is flourishing, so instead of getting all these gloom and doom forecasts, the energy was pretty optimistic. (Lately, you've probably seen how the media has taken this romance-is-doing-very-well message and run with it.) On Saturday, the focus tuns to writer-to-writer sharing, so we got to hear advice from fellow authors about everything from promotion tips to sanity tips to what to expect if your book is ever optioned by Hollywood.

All the while, there's ample opportunity to meet new friends and catch up with the old. As we know, that's one of the best parts of any conference but, again, the atmosphere here is so relatively relaxed that "networking" doesn't seem like business as much as fun.


Stock Signings
As a published author, anywhere you go is fair game for stock signings. I hit some stores on Monday, chatting with booksellers and signing the books they had on hand. You can get a basic read on how your books are moving and how many are being stocked, and this is a good opportunity to ask if the stores have "vampire book readers." Oftentimes, sellers will handsell your books if they can put a face to the covers.

Food
I have to take this opportunity to share that, during every one of my New York trips, I have certain "favorite things to do." One of them is to have Blue Fin martinis at the W in Times Square. Yum. The other is to eat at Perilla in the Village. This is the restaurant run by "Harold, the first season TOP CHEF winner." I had one of the top five meals of my life there this last time. (Gnudi--I think that's the name--with truffle sauce. Good heavens.)

Broadway
No trip to NY is complete with seeing at least a couple of plays or musicals. This time, we caught two plays. The first was 33 VARIATIONS, with Jane Fonda, Samantha Mathis, and Colin Hanks. The plot concerns a musicologist who's obsessed with one of Beethoven's works, but to me, at least, it was a ruminaton about how at any given time when you approach a work (even your own), it can vary wildly from the last time you approached it. The play was about "becoming," and driving toward an end, and making beauty out of the typical. The second play we saw (this time with my previous Silhouette editor Kim Nadelson--hey, Kim!) was BLITHE SPIRIT. It was much lighter than 33 VARIATIONS, but seeing Ruprett Everett and Angela Lansbury in action was exciting.

Ah, New York.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

OOTB Tour: Kiss of Darkness

Kiss of Darkness
by Jennifer St. Giles

In Kiss of Darkness, a vampire bite has Sheriff Sam Sheridan on the fast track to hell and demons are taking over Twilight Tennessee. He's battling not only to save both his soul and his town, but also his love for one woman, Emerald Linton. Emerald has a secret that could destroy both her and Sam. She is an angel, and if she can't save Sam from turning evil, then she'll have to kill him, no matter how much of her heart belongs to him. Sam is determined to take as many demons and vampires down with him as he can and to protect Emerald, but as the seductive dark power in him grows will he condemn Emerald to share his doomed fate, or will they both find a way out of hell?

Excerpt: http://jenniferstgiles.com/kissofdarkness.shtml
Website: jenniferstgiles.com

Blog: jenniferstgiles.blogspot.com

Reviews

"A FANTASTIC PARANORMAL THRILLER, FRAUGHT WITH DANGER, THRILLS AND SENSUAL PASSION." PAULA MYERS FRESH FICTION

“In the first of back-to-back Shadow- men releases, St. Giles unleashes hell. With each successive chapter in this pulse-pounding series, the stakes increase. The lead protagonists have been snapping at each other since they met, and the author skillfully builds on that tension to up the sexual ante. St. Giles is on a roll!” 4 stars Hot RT Bookclub.

“In my opinion this series is one of the best. It is definite a keeper. The struggle between good and evil is told in a way that holds your attention. I, for one, cannot wait for the next installment of this entertaining series. You must read this series. It is great.” Top Pick Night Owl Romance

“Believable realism makes the paranormal stories by Jennifer St. Giles come across as grippingly spellbinding. The situations arising all through KISS OF DARKNESS frequently take place because of extraordinary facts, yet Ms. Giles constructs these incidents to make them seem c0ompletely plausible. Supernatural beings, psychic abilities and wondrous events are portrayed in such a credible manner, the reader will not be questioning the validity of any scene. Starting with a creative premise for The Shadowmen series, this talented author has continuously added imaginative details to make each story inventively noteworthy. There are countless conflicts in this story, some concerning the physical takeover by merciless beings and other clashes which are only emotional. However, regardless of what is taking place during a certain moment, there is never a time when the reader does not feel connected to the featured characters as their sincere feelings are always clearly described through clever dialogue and genuine thoughts. The inner emotions of Sam and Emerald are especially detectable through the skilled writing of Ms. Giles, as their anguish or joy is always exceedingly palpable and definitely heartfelt. Any time these two are together, the scene is blazingly heated from the overwhelming steamy sensuality flowing between them, and their expression of these passions is intensely potent. The cast of characters is exceptionally outstanding, whether good or evil, and each one plays their part in the story to the fullest.. The ending perfectly sets up the next book, one I am eager to read. KISS OF DARKNESS is masterful paranormal storytelling which never disappoints with its striking images and stirring emotions.”

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

CHUCK/HEROES, 4/13/09

So... For me, CHUCK was pretty good, but it normally sets the bar so high each week that a below-"average" episode for the series is still dang entertaining. And HEROES? What can I say. The show exhausts me. Last week I loved it, this week I mentally tuned out. I really liked the flashbacks, but everything else... (sigh) But we'll get to that.

CHUCK

* I know some viewers get impatient with the Buy More antics, but I adore them. Nice set-up with EvilEmmitt versus Big Mike via the underlings.

* When Chuck visited the jail, I almost expected him to see Miggs in the cell next to Jill's. (Just an esoteric SILENCE OF THE LAMBS reference for those who care.)

* Doesn't Sarah have the best, longest, thickest, chic-est eyelashes? I wonder what mascara they use on her.

Anyway.

* Team Chuck + Casey invade Fulcrum! God has read my wish list and teamed them up. (Bonus - Team Tension, AKA Sarah and Jill.)

* "Comrades"? Is that what the Fulcrum training video called the test takers or did I hear wrong?

* LOL for Casey at the window on the scaffolding...with the bust-Chuck-out-of-danger gun!

* Oh, oh--does Big Mike's Godfather kiss of doom mean that Morgan's gonna get whacked?

* I was nervous that Sarah would actually go through with her deception with Chuck. But no! Big Awwwww. She lurves him, but she can only show him, not tell him.

* Next week: major lovin' for Chuck and Sarah? Or will it be coitus interruptus time?

HEROES

Not much to say except that the only story I cared about tonight was Angela's. Everything else was a distraction for me--Nathan, Peter, Claire, and especially Mohinder. (I didn't see the ending--did he die? Doubtful, I know, but I've got to ask.) I did like Alice bringing the crazy though. Also, it was interesting to see Angela smiling so much when she was a girl--she was *beaming* most of the time. Sad to realize that she lost that glow along the way.

I do think Fuller's takeover of the show has been a great thing, and there are definite glimmers of high improvement. I didn't expect him to turn everything over in a few episodes, and I'm rooting for him to succeed in a big way. Two more episode to see how he does it....

Meanwhile, I'm half dreading and half anticipating the revelation of the "new Winchester brother" Thursday night. See you after the SUPERNATURAL eppie airs! Oh, and BTW, there was an interesting clip about Harlequin and its solid sales on NIGHTLINE last night. Here's a link if you want a gander:

http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=7329822

Not as condescending as usual for a romance-based piece. Only one reference to heaving breasts. And if one of my excerpts had been read, I can only hope that Kevin Smith would've been the one chosen to do it. :)

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Vampire Babylon and Interwoven Stories...

Over at Lucienne Diver's blog, she's having a vampire week. I guest posted with a blog about my series, Vampire Babylon, and how I've used urban legends and other stories in it. Click here to read it:

http://varkat.livejournal.com/79715.html

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

CHUCK and mini-HEROES water cooler notes, 4/6/09

Both shows kicked buttloads up and down the avenue tonight. My CHUCK section contains about fifty exclamation points, and HEROES was in fine form, with excellent reversals and set-ups for what sure is to be a strong finale. Thank goodness!

CHUCK

This show is "on the bubble" as far as airing next season. I can't believe NBC (and the potential audience) doesn't see what a gem CHUCK is. I wish they'd move it out of that death-pit Monday night slot. At any rate, what an amazing episode. One of the best yet.

* It looks like Chuck's pop is touchingly misty to see him. (wistful smile) Scott Bakula has a face you feel sorry for, and it's working my heartstrings.

* Aw, Ellie's reaction to Missing Pop's return: her stopping in the middle of her wardrobe crisis and wincing, "Pancakes." (There go my heartstrings again.)

* Funny how Chuck, Awesome, and Ellie are trying to talk around Missing Pop's "craziness," hoping to erase the awkward vibe. Good try.

* OMG. The farting ball. Sarah + Casey's puzzled and slightly weirded out reactions as they try to interpret the sounds from the other end of the comm.

* Sarah + Casey as nerds! I especially love that, by the end of the eppie, Chuck becomes "them," as well, dressing in Casey's stuff.

* LOL for Pop's pride in Chuck as our beloved Intersect boy leads Roarke's goons on a merry chase.

* I like how they've continued with the consequences from the bachelor party for Awesome and Ellie. I feel terrible for Awesome, but at least Ellie's trying to live with it (even though she keeps subtly putting him in the doghouse).

* Cool how Chuck is putting the pieces of Orion's blueprints together on his own, without his Intersect skills to rely on. Not cool how Sarah + Casey doubt him--and how Casey pulled the "apple doesn't fall far from the crazy tree" card.

* Whoo! Chuck arms up...with a tranq gun. Which he actually shoots at Casey! Heh. (And was Casey kind of even impressed during his giddy pass out?)

* Just as I was about to go, "Oh, Chuck, " while he was shooting the tranq guns at the goons... The goons pass out! That was sweet. I geek hard about this moment.

* The Mummy returns!

* Pop is not a loser! I geek again.

* Did you guys smile, too, when Chuck and Pop were working the override together and they grinned at each other? I assume that we all geeked at that moment.

* Ominous comment from Roarke to Pop about always having a way with the girls....

* Zach Levi sells the moment when he must separate from Pop again. My geek chokes up.

* Pancakes on the table. Geek. Choke. Marry me, Awesome.

* How sad that Chuck can't tell Ellie the truth about Pop. My heartstrings are worn by now.

And then comes HEROES, where the heartstrings get more tugging. In general, great intensity, with all the reversals and the situations brought on by Sylar's shifting. I predict there will be no Kirby Square debacle at the end of this season.

(Short recap--I was ready to not bother until I realized how great this eppie was.)

* The actors are really having fun playing Sylar playing them. Nice job by all.

* I especially love when HRG works the Hunter by pretending to be Sylar.

* Love that the "save Matt Parkman" directive really didn't mean "save baby Matt Parkman" as much as it truly meant "save big Matt Parkman by bringing him little Matt Parkman."

* Damn, HRG. Damn. There's my ruthless, slightly messed up enforcer, but I'm really happy Sylar was only screwing with him and the killing of the innocent man wasn't for real. Not that HRG knows this. He's going to be one raging puppy, and I can't wait to see how his actions this episode affect him in the near future.

* The Petrelli reunion looks promising. But why is Mama Petrelli making them dig and dig when she can just tell her story about all the skeletons right now? (Unless they're going to find more than skeletons....)

Now bring on the Winchesters!!!

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Literary Orange

Yesterday I went to the Literary Orange event, which took place on the UC Irvine campus. It exists to celebrate authors, readers, and libraries, and I'd been invited to speak on the romance panel as the "vampire" author.

I "panelled" with Christie Ridgway, who writes the wittiest contemporaries, and Kathleen Givens, who's a popular historical author. (Scottish content, you all! If you love that subgenre, you might want to check her out.) Throughout the day, we were allowed to attend other panels, like the horror one with my friend--and the awesome writer--Nancy Holder. Or the suspense panel. Or the keynote addresses by big-time writers like Stephen J. Cannell, who's done so many iconic series that it makes the head spin (A-TEAM, WISEGUY, and about 40 more).

There'll be another Literary Orange next year, on April 10, if you want to mark your date planners. It was a fun and informative mix of attendees and genres, so I recommend it if you're in town. :)

Friday, April 03, 2009

SUPERNATURAL, 3/2/09

First official "water cooler notes" for my newest obsession! Last night's eppie was a good mix of serious and funny/meta-cleverness. At first, I was afraid the premise of a comic book that reflects Dean and Sam's life would be too HEROES. But the writers veered off from the concept very nicely. Let's see why:

* Hah--was that Fabio on the cover of the book? And he's Dean? Those credits were awesome. I have a real yen for these "flights of fancy" episodes, like the one about the monsters filmed in black and white.

* Again, how meta is this episode? They're hitting everything FAN-tastic about the culture surrounding this show. The slash fic, "SamGirls" and "DeanGirls," fans ragging on certain plots, etc. The boards are going to be going nuts.

* "Obviously, I'm a god." Chuck the "author" said this, but I think this is a good time for me to inject my most recent theory about LOST into the post. (Note: I don't read any boards about that show because I find the speculation to be more overwhelming than fun. So this theory is probably out there somewhere. Oh, well.) I think the island *is* a god--a living entity that's able to travel through time and takes babies as sacrifices (hence, the lack of successful births after a certain point in the island's history). The island is judge, jury, and executioner, and that comes in the form of the sentry smoke monster. It is all-powerful. It's not God god, but one of those powerful beings that the greeks or an ancient cultures worshipped.

Okay?

* The boys wash their clothes. I was wondering if they ever did that. And I love Sam's brooding, pensive shoulders.

* Please don't tell me that one of the seals to break is Sam screwing Lillith. Demons are not for the boys to be getting frisky with! Ruby's bad enough.

* Castiel drops in to heave an info grenade--Chuck, the prophet--BOOM!

* The Winchester Gospel. Wow. I just hope it ends well. (Based on the finale of this eppie, looks like it won't.)

* Aw--Dean turns to celestial guidance. Finally.

* Castiel, the strategist. He angel rocks.

* "I am the prophet, Chuck!" That was a moment.

* Now I'm super curious about what an archangel will look like. Scary as all get out, no doubt.

* Yikes. Very bad vibes about what Chuck saw for Dean and Sam...and Zachariah's creepy presence. I am unsettled.

* Um...a missing Winchester brother next week? Stranger, don't butt in on the Winchester party!!! Let the boys be.

See you next time!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

OOTB Tour: Eternal Moon

ETERNAL MOON
by Rebecca York

In ETERNAL MOON Rebecca York creates a classic clash between good and evil–with a werewolf twist.

Renata Cordona is the reincarnation of an ancient goddess. She and her lover have met again and again down through the ages–only to be destroyed by a demon bent on conquering the world. In her twenty-first century incarnation, Renata is a private detective.

As the book opens, Renata is on an undercover assignment to catch a serial killer who has been murdering female real estate agents, when she’s almost attacked by a pack of vicious dogs. They are chased off by a lone wolf who swiftly disappears. Then, out of nowhere, werewolf Jacob Marshall materializes, and his electrifying touch brings out all the sexual longings she’s repressed because everyone she has ever loved has died a horrible death. Is Jacob the key to breaking the ancient curse that hangs over them? Or will the evil stalking them down through the ages destroy them both–this time for all eternity?

Excerpt: http://www.rebeccayork.com/sneakpeekparanormal.htm

Book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7rMhqzxhdw


ABOUT REBECCA YORK

USA Today best-selling novelist, Rebecca York (aka Ruth Glick) is the author of over one hundred books She has authored or co-authored more than 50 romantic suspense novels and 20 romances. But she never thought she could become a writer because her horrible spelling earned her poor marks in English classes in high school. She married well–to a man who can spot a misspelled word from fifty paces. He proofreads all her manuscripts to make sure there are no typos or spellos.

Rebecca’s KILLING MOON was a launch book for Berkley’s new Sensation romance imprint in June 2003. EDGE OF THE MOON and WITCHING MOON followed. Her first Berkley novella was in CRAVINGS, with Laurell K. Hamilton. CRIMSON MOON, published in January 2005, was her 100th book. The eighth book in her Moon series, ETERNAL MOON, is out from Berkley in April 2009. For many years, she has also written Harlequin Intrigue’s very popular 43 Light Street series. Her next is MORE THAN A MAN, August 2009.

Her many awards include two RITA finalist books, two Lifetime Achievement Awards from Romantic Times, five NJRW Golden Leaf Awards and a Prism Award. Her Intrigue, NOWHERE MAN, was named by Affaire de Coeur as the best Contemporary Novel of 1998. THE SECRET NIGHT was ROMANTIC TIMES’ best Intrigue of 2006.


REVIEW
In a new twist on her long-running paranormal Moon series, York adds in an ancient battle between the powers of good and evil. As always, York delivers engaging plots with dynamic characters. Definitely one of the genre's best!
---Jill Smith, Romantic Times



Web site; http://www.rebeccayork.com