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Back 2 School Book & Blog Block Party – #RRBC

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Howdy y’all… 😛  I hope everyone is keeping cool and relaxed, ready to win some great prizes… over here in Ashland, Ky it is the weather seems to be a little confused (make that vindictive)… Mother Nature gave us a few lovely days of cool and comfortable, and just when I had started to relax, a smile of admiration on my face, She cackled like the witch that she is and threw enough furnace lovin’ heat at Ky to drop me to my knees, dragging my overheated Multiple Sclerosis body to safety… but I am more than ready to party… woo who…

so let’s have some fun with Rave Reviews Book Club’s BACK-TO-SCHOOL BOOK & BLOG BLOCK PARTY… this is my stop here at Finder’s Keepers Series… my book site…

My Give-aways!!!

One lucky winner will be chosen to receive either

  1. jewelry *(bracelet or earrings – made by me)
  2. or one of the keychains I’ve been working on… (incase you’re not looking for jewelry)

as well as a personally made bookmark…

all you have to do is leave a comment at the bottom of this post… and you are entered to win… see… super easy… here is a peek at some of the pieces you will have to choose from…

number of winners: 2

while there is only one winner for the Block Party, I will also be choosing an extra winner from those of you interested in signing up for my Newsletter

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and don’t forget to stop by the other blogs just waiting to give out freebies… check out the other peeps scheduled for today…

and now for a little bit of fun… how about a character interview (from my latest novel – Southern Discoveries) … Marin will tell us what she really think about Makayla LaPine, how she feels about the man in her life, and how she plans to work with Makayla without either of them killing each other… lol… (Books and Blurbs can be found at the bottom of the page…as well as an exciting summer sale!!!)

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Character Interview – Marin

Interviewer (Jazz): (rubbing his hands together, a wolfish grin growing on his face, he speaks into the camera, practically bouncing in his seat…)

Hey y’all… Jazz here with SBI – Affairs (we are the supernatural version of the human Internal Affairs, but with sass… our work is shared with the Supe Community during these behind the scenes news reports)…

(looks over at Marin – holding his hand out in her direction)

Today I will be sitting down with Marin Yarthine … also know as Marin de Platadreki, our long lost princess…Marin is the last connection we in the Fae community have to the royal house… hopefully, she will be willing to share how her entrance into the Supernatural world has been treating her, and what she thinks of the Supes she has met so far… and of course we will have to delve into the personal side of day to day princess life…

Marin: (her checks growing bright red she squirms around in her seat)

uh…. I’m still pretty new at all this… I still wake up each morning sure that there has been some kind of mistake. Like a really big one.

Jazz: (grinning like he has just won the lottery, he leans over the arm of his chair, closer to his victim… uhhhh… his latest interviewee…)

The Supe Community, especially the Fae, have been at a loss without that Royal touch we all took for granted. Surely, the Community has welcomed you with great rejoicing??? Would you say that is accurate, Princess??

Marin: (a small spark jumps between her twisting fingers as she clears her throat)

I’m not used to all the attention. I mean… all these people are now seeing me, talking to me, wanting my opinion… it has been overwhelming. I just can’t seem to completely trust that it’s real. My co-workers didn’t even know my name a few weeks ago, and now they all seem to want to come over and hang out in my back garden.

Jazz: (cocks his head to the side)

You seem upset by this. Is your garden such and odd place for them to wish to visit?

Marin: (for the first time, a small smile graces her face, her eyes glowing in remembrance…)

Oh… it isn’t the garden really… it’s all the Brownie children. There is just something healing about their squeals of laughter as they force my friend Diego to shift into his jaguar form so that they can have their own kitty-cat-pony…

(gives a small laugh, her cheeks warming to a darker red)

It’s the best part of all this… well, that and Kyland. Without him, I would have gone insane by now…

But those kids are just soooo dang cute… everyone leaves with a smile on their face… in fact, a lot of my co-workers have been dropping by no matter if I’m home or not…

Jazz: (just listening to her gush over the tiny Fae has him grinning himself… clearing his throat, he attempts to get the interview back on track…)

So other than the Brownie Cubs, how has your introduction to Fae life been??

Marin: (scrunches up her noes…)

other than the confusion and daily changes as new information is thrown my way, I am a little sick of the assassination attempts… (the sparks return to her fingers)

Jazz: (he knows that he is pushing her closer to what his viewers really want to hear about… this is the reason he got into journalism… still, he eyes those sparks with a health does of respect… the last person to interview the princess nearly died when her power flared out of control…)

I’m very sorry to hear that Princess…

(taking a deep breath, he continues)

How has the threat to your life changed things?? Surely, you will be guarded more closely?? Under lock and Key so to speak so that we don’t lose our last touch of Royal Essence….

(his words cut off as actual bolts of electricity zero in on his torso… vibrating in his chair he can’t help but flinch with each renewed zap, as her voice hisses through the air)

Marin: (jumping to her feet, she knows she needs to get her power under control, but her anger has a way of amplifying her power flare)

I refuse to be hidden… never again. If that is the kind of princess you people are looking for, then I know for sure that there has been a mistake.

Jazz: (unable to stop his shaking, even after an extremely pissed of Kyland, the princess’s soul-mated partner, rushes into the room.. constantly flinching, he watches with amazement as Kyland manages to calm her rage by simply pulling her into his arms… but if the glare in his eyes meant anything, Jazz knew that the princess’s mate wanted to rip out his throat… swallowing thickly, he decides to wrap up the interview… but not without one final piece of gossip…)

Ummm… I am, umm, very glad to hear that??

But continuing to stay out in public, to continue your work at Finder’s Keepers… this means that you will be forced to interact with people that you still don’t know if you can trust. Like Makayla La Pine…

We had Makayla on our show earlier this month, and to say that she is a dangerous mystery is to be polite. What our viewers want to know, is ‘How can you work a Find for her? Do you think there will be unresolved issues, threats, or any kind of animosity???’…

Marin: (her cheeks are back to their reddened state)

ummm…. well… yes… of course she is a mystery… but that is exactly why I have to meet with her. I need to know what could cause the woman I have known for years to change so drastically. And it isn’t like Kyland will allow her to hurt me.

No… I need to know what has changed… she went from being a bitchy-sex-pot, to quiet and distant. It isn’t that I want the old Makayla back. I mean… I’m not stupid. Nope. I want to get to the bottom of this change in attitude, because surprises are never good. If she wants to attack me, then it is best to get it out of the way.

One meeting and we will know if Makayla is a threat. At least that is what I can only hope for. No one in their right mind would want to forever be looking over their shoulder for ‘Southern-Bitch-Barbie’…

Soooo, I will meet with Makayla. No matter what the men in my life think about it.

(even at her diminutive height, she looked foreboding… but then, that could be because of the sparks escaping her fingertips.)

Jazz: (he does he best to hid a grin as Kyland sighs and looks toward the ceiling… keeping the princess safe has to be a full time job…)

We’re almost out of time, but please tell us what you think about your upcoming birthday celebration.

–Kyland loses the fight to remain silent, a bark of laughter escaping as he pulls Marin closer—

Marin: (stomping her delicate foot, yes stomping it like a small child, she whines…)

I don’t see why it is soooo important to have something that I thought was already over. I already feel like my birthday is in the past… and there will be soooo many people… all looking at me…. can’t we just bypass this year??

(the hopeful look in her eyes dies as Kyland leans down to whisper in her ear… crossing her arms, she pouts… yep… the woman’s emotions were all over the place… rage, whining, pouting, giddy… it was hard to keep up)

Jazz: (Clearing his throat to get rid of the laughter dying to escape…)

Welll…. hopefully you will enjoy the experience anyway… this is your Transition Year, which is more important than all your other birthdays put together… this is the year that-

Marin: (Throwing her hands in the air, she pushes away from Kyland’s comforting arms as her mate starts to chuckle, and stomps from the room)

FINE!

Jazz: (joining Kyland in his laughter, he turns back to the camera to wrap up the show…)

Well, there you have it… our lovely Princess has spoken… let us all wish her good luck on her Transition Year, silently and not to her face, and hope that her meeting with dangerous charmer Makayla La Pine goes well… until next time, this is Snazzy Jazz signing out…

Blurb for Southern Discoveries…

Makayla can’t believe that her life has been reduced to this… asking the flighty office girl for help. Could Marin really be capable of working the decades old Find that has plagued Makayla for most of her life? With her goal within reach, she will take a chance on Marin, avoiding all distractions. Especially the overwhelmingly delicious stranger begging for her attention.

Quaidin Lari wants to get in, finish his mission, and get out. Anything to get back to Out-realm and as far from Earth-side Kentucky as possible. His band of mercenaries – the Fianna – have one goal… to locate Marin, the highly sought after Fae Princess, and see to her protection. As the Incubus on the squad, he needs to focus on persuasion and manipulation.

The mission was a walk in the park… until her. Quaidin never saw Makayla coming. A woman with enough sexual allure to bring him to his knees…

Buy/Preorder Links:

eBooks

Paperbacks

 And…. on the shelf for Summer Sale, we have my first novel… Shocking Finds

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woo who… 99 cent Summer Sale…

here is the blurb and buy links…

Blurb:

An act of rebellion, Marin doesn’t think that running into the new store in town will hurt anything. Her aunt will never know… right? One car wreck later, her aunt is hospitalized, Marin is forced to spend her twenty-first birthday fighting for her life, and magic – the very thing her aunt has always sworn to be for fools – is real. And so is the irresistible Fae dedicated to Marin’s protection.

Kyland has searched Earth-side and all the other realms, looking for a missing Fae child. A child his Queen prophesied would be able to one day save the Fae people from the Danshue, as the evil Fae threat tries to overwhelm the entire Supernatural Community. A child that would know nothing of her blocked gifts, or her Fae heritage waiting to be claimed. A child that has grown into a curvy, delicious morsel he would love to taste

Together Marin and Kyland will fight Fae assassins, overcome betrayals, and if they’re lucky … they will find the Danshue responsible for their plight. That’s if Marin doesn’t shock him to death with her erratic new gift, and her out of control emotions.

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for information about my short stories to be found in the following anthologies, go to the link at the top of the page for Short Stories…

 

and finally, here is some information on my short story Goodbye Roanoke… only 99 cents…

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Blurb:

What happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke? Jodina knows that she should be embarrassed, but really… they had it coming. As a Vampire/Dragon hybred, Jodina has lived for more than 200 years avoiding humans and supernatural creatures alike. But one accidental fire – hey, her Dragon side can be a bit testy – and she finds herself locked up with a handsome Vampire and a few innocent children. Their crimes? Well, the mob outside their cell has decided that they are unclean abominations… Jealousy and fear, with a heaping dose of hate, can turn human beings into deadly creatures.

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k… I am off to edit… have fun and happy wordage, tracey

 

 

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Block Party & Giveaways #RRBC

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hey y’all… most of my updates on the daily Block party Blog stops will be on Finder’s Keepers – Author Tracey Clark … but today that site is scheduled as one of the stops… soooo I decided to put the update here for everyone…

there is another stop today besides little ole me… make sure to drop by their sites and my author site … leave a comment and you will be automatically entered to win a giveaway or two… woo who…

 Writing and Music/Jan Sikes

giveaways:

  • (2) $5 Amazon Gift Cards &
  • (2) E-book copies of “FLOWERS AND STONE”;

KYOVA Writers Anthology

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This is the second anthology my Finder’s Keepers world has appeared in… in this story, we see how Joffrey and Sophia got together… two characters that will show up more near the end of  Southern Discoveries: Book Two – Finder’s Keepers Series

Joffrey is the last remaining Sentinel Earth-side, and while in search of his missing Brethren, he finds himself in Canada … instead of Finding the missing Sentinels, he locates a group of Danshue doing what evil Fae do best… taking and abusing a group of magical children in order to steal their gifts…

Anxious to be on his way to Find and save his missing Sentinel buddies, he wants nothing more than to save the kids, eliminate the threat, and be on his way… Poor Joffrey… he never saw Sophia coming…

Sophia is freaked out by her new job… she’s just supposed to be the secretary of the out-of-the-way Orphanage, but the people in charge of the children are giving her the creeps… her first weekend off, she is determined to check up on the kids… she sneaks into the run down building, in the middle of the night, when she should be off enjoying her first week’s pay… nothing could have prepared her for what she Finds…

Joffrey and Sophia have to learn to work together if they want to get the kids safely out of Canada, while staying ahead of the Danshue hot on their trail…

Muhahaha…. this weekend, the KYOVA writers plan to do a singing of the anthologies Yours Forever and Fresh Currents, out at the South Shore Library in Greenup Kentucky… I don’t have a story in Yours Forever, but Joffrey and Sophia’s story can be found in Fresh Currents in my short Hidden Bounty… I plan to spend Feb 13 with my fellow writers, and I hope that anyone in the area has a minute or two to come out and get your book signed…

alright peeps… I’m off to edit some more… always with the dang edits… Hopefully by next week I will be able to get an excerpt from Hidden Bounty for you guys to enjoy… right now, I’m not sure what actually went into the anthology… there was a little bit of miscommunication over my short… lol… when I told Cathie – fellow writer and the one in charge – that the longer version of the story was better than the version she had, she immediately said that longer would be the way to go… lol… poor woman had to shorten my story so that it wasn’t quite 15 k words…

apparently that was a little too long, but hey, she said to go longer… but not to worry… I still have the longer one, and one day I will tack it on as an extra, at the back of one of my novels… that way nothing will be lost… though Cathie assures me that the story didn’t actually change… still, I find myself a bit anxious… but that means that I want to wait to send out an excerpt… so, until next week, happy wordage