Signing at Lori Foster’s RAGT

Lori Foster’s annual Reader Author Get Together is one of my very favorite events. This will be my third year signing and I’m always blown away by the friendly, cheerful atmosphere. It’ll be a busy signing with authors and readers everywhere you turn, but they’re all smiling faces.

There are two book fairs in Westchester Ohio. I’ll be signing on June 5th from 3 to 5pm. I’ll have print copies of my Siren releases, both from the Crave series and Unearth. I’ll also have news on my upcoming release. It’s my first indie project and I am dying to share it with the world. There’s a second signing on Saturday June 6th from 3 to 5pm.

Both signings are open to the public and great fun. So if you’re in the area, stop on by and say hi! I’d love to meet you 🙂

Here’s a link to the official RAGT page for more info.

 

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Holiday Hop!

Holiday Hop - Siren Authors

***Update*** The contest is now closed and it’s time to choose the winners.

I used random . org to choose. The egift card goes to Ann W.  Nicole J and Vanessa N. will receive an ebook of their choice. I’ll be contacting the winners via email shortly.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

It’s holiday time! For me that means taking care of and spoiling my family (even more than usual, as if that’s even possible). Of course there are presents and baked goodies galore but it goes beyond that.

The first book that I published released in December two years ago. Combining my first book birthday with the end of the year always makes me pause and reflect. No question, I have zero regrets about hitting the “send button” on that first Christmas novella (Dillon’s Gift) or my first Siren release, Azrael’s Light, a few months later. Now I have five books total, four of them with Siren. My newest release, A Craving for Two, went live at Amazon just a couple of weeks ago.

No, I am by no means a household name. I may never be and that’s okay. But I’ll never stop writing. More than a hobby or second source of income, it’s an integral part of who I am. There are always stories in my head. Sometimes the hard part is choosing which character to listen to next, but I love them all.

So, whether you have read any of my books or not, to thank you all for for being a part of the ride that is the start of my writing career I have three prizes for three winners. I will announce the winners Saturday, December 20th. I am gifting one ten dollar egift card for Amazon, Nook, or Bookstrand, winner’s choice. Two winners will receive an ebook of mine, their choice. To enter my contest here, on my page, simply shout out Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, or whichever winter holiday you celebrate in the comment section below with your email addy. If you don’t celebrate a winter holiday then simply say “nice to meet you!”, or “Congratulations!” 😉 I’m easy that way, lol. The contest is open to everyone, anywhere.

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Dillon’s Gift –

Stacy hasn’t celebrated Christmas in years and has no reason to change her ways. Dillon can’t understand why the most giving person he knows refuses to join in the holiday cheer. He cooks up a plan that will leave them no choice but to spend the holidays together.

Yet, he doesn’t know Stacy as well as he thinks, and there is an equal chance that things could backfire.

Will a gag gift mix-up, a game of Truth or Dare, and a blizzard ruin the holiday for them both or bring two friends together for a Christmas to remember?

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Azrael’s Light – Demon Runners of Unearth Book 1

Azrael, Soul Runner, longs for a centuries-late vacation.

Diane, a former goddess, wants only to be left alone on Earth with her bar.

A selfish goddess and mad demon throw them together in a race to find the devil’s daughter. Can love conquer the evil trying to destroy them and the immortal realm of Unearth?

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Sunlight’s Kiss – Demons Runners of Unearth Book 2

Banished and alone, Calysta has no one to turn to until Cyril, a gray-eyed, sexy as sin demon hunter is sent to detain her. Questions swirl, dangers haunt and the only truth they know is that everything else burns away in the heat of their passion.

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Lacey Temptations – Crave Book 1

A chance encounter at Crave brings more than lingerie to Lacey’s Briton’s life. Scorching chemistry. Danger. Two sexy men and the pleasures of ménage.

For Ryan and Parker it brings them the woman of their dreams and they’ll do anything to keep her safe, no matter the cost.

What more could a woman ask for?

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A Craving For Two – Crave Book 2

Nate and Sloan are smitten by sweet and sexy interior designer, Paige. When a blackmail threat escalates into a series of “convenient accidents,” the men take charge and decide the safest place for Paige is in their arms.  When the passion of ménage burns sweet and hot, can they convince her to stay forever?

For the Blog Hop my secret word is PUBLISHING. It’s the second word in the secret phrase. The link to the the entry form, is here and the Hop Home page is here. I hope you all have a very merry Christmas and a very happy new year! *hugs*

A Craving For Two cover reveal

There’s really not much to say except that it’s here and I adore this cover. And, bonus! It’s now available at Bookstrand and Amazon. I think it’s my best Siren cover yet! What do you all think?

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My fabulous cover designer, Harris Channing nailed it.

Blurb ~~

Paige Drummond has been offered the job of her dreams. Crave is set to open a boudoir photo studio and the owner wants her to do the design work. There’s only one problem. She’s given up the dream she’s worked so hard for because of a devastating blackmail attempt. Ashamed, she holds the dark secret close to her heart and refuses to tell even those closest to her.

Enter Nate Hughes and Sloan Davis, two sexy as sin contractors whose love for construction is only outweighed by the size of their hearts.

When too many convenient accidents haunt Paige, Nate and Sloan decide the safest place for her is in their arms. When the passion of ménage burns hot and sweet, can they both protect her against the unknown threat and convince her to stay forever?

Crave, equal parts naughty, class and sass.

May be read as a standalone.

Releases October 28 at Bookstrand. Available now.

Meet Paige from a Craving for Two

photo (24)Paige is a down to earth girl who wants nothing more than to restore her family home, an aging, Queen Anne Victorian. The only things she holds dear to her heart are her twin sister and the home they were raised in. There’s only one problem-her mentor yanks the rug from beneath her feet and steals the means to accomplish her dream. Shattered, she’s not sure she’ll ever be able to put her interior design skills to work.

A Craving For Two is the second book the series, Crave so you’ll see a familiar face or two, but it can be read as a stand alone.
 

Blurb ~~~

Paige Drummond has been offered the job of her dreams. Crave is set to open a boudoir photo studio and the owner wants her to do the design work. There’s only one problem. She’s given up the dream she’s worked so hard for because of a devastating blackmail attempt. Ashamed, she holds the dark secret close to her heart and refuses to tell even those closest to her.

Enter Nate Hughes and Sloan Davis, two sexy as sin contractors whose love for construction is only outweighed by the size of their hearts.

When too many convenient accidents haunt Paige, Nate and Sloan decide the safest place for her is in their arms. When the passion of ménage burns hot and sweet, can they both protect her against the unknown threat and convince her to stay forever?

Crave, equal parts naughty, class and sass.

May be read as a standalone.

Come back Thursday and meet the guys, Nate and Sloan. Friday I’ll release my cover, and I’m in love. It may be my best cover yet.

 

It’s Everywhere Trivia Contest…

 

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IT’S EVERYWHERE because I’m still up to my eyeballs in post-conference swag disorganization and my latest release, Sunlight’s Kiss is now available just about everywhere – Bookstrand, Amazon and Barnes and Noble. So, now that it’s available for virtually everyone with an e-reader I thought it would be a good time to hold a giveaway.

Sunlight’s Kiss is the second book in my Demon Runners of Unearth series. It’s filled with mythology, smexy-times, demons, little creatures that go bump in the night and…the one thing I think all romance readers want…a happily-ever-after.

To celebrate I’m giving away one grand prize and three first prizes. For the Grand prize I’m gifting a multi-author signed canvas tote from Lori Foster’s Reader Author Get Together, swag and a 25$ gift card to the ebook retailer of the winner’s choice. For the three first prizes I’m gifting a small goody bag and flashlight pen. I’ll add a list of signatures on the canvas tote at the end of the post.

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To enter answer any of the trivia questions from Azrael’s Light (which happens to be on sale at Amazon-*hint-hint*)  and email the answer to amyjhawthorn at g mail dot com

1 correct answer gets you 1 entry, 2 answers gets you 2 entries and 3 correct answers gets you 3 entries. And if you leave an honest review for any of my books, send me the link in your email and I’ll add 2 bonus entries. I’ll close the giveaway on July 3rd, count the entries, select the winners and notify them by email.

That’s it. I’m looking forward to hearing from you!

Questions –

1 – Where does Alia go to find comfort…hint- it’s not Hellfire

2 – What “old friend” does Diane say goodbye to in the shadow garden?

3 – Who is Azrael’s apprentice?

 

Signatures on tote –

Lori Foster    Dana Marie Bell    Jules Bennett    Sarah M. Anderson

Janice Maynard    Desiree Holt    Liliana Hart   Toni Blake

Carly Philips    Erin McCarthy   Eve Langlais    Leah Braemel

Cynthia D’Alba   Amy J. Hawthorn

Now available – Sunlight’s Kiss

Sunlight’s Kiss is up now available at Amazon and Bookstrand. This is book 2 in the Demon Runners of Unearth series and if you like dark and sexy, this should be right up your alley.

Blurb –

When a man of ice meets a lady of Light…

Like a common criminal, the good girl librarian is thrust into the harsh realm of Limbo with nothing more than the clothes on her back. Alone with no knowledge of why she’s been banished, Calysta has nowhere to go and no one to turn to. She wants nothing more than answers and peace until a gruff, sexy as sin, male gives her a taste of the real world.

Cyril, loner and demon hunter, is sent to track and detain an unknown misfit. Filled with suspicion, the last thing he expects to find is an amber-eyed beauty tattered and unconscious. There’s no denying when he discovers her true nature that she sparks a desire like he’s never known. And how much trouble could one sweet, sexy librarian cause?

When danger haunts Calysta, Cyril will stop at nothing to keep her safe. But what’ll happen when his only ally is a sworn enemy?

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Excerpt-

“I’m fine.”

“No you’re not. You’re wearing a plastic smile. You might as well be pouting. You’re unhappy. Tell me what’s wrong.” He wanted her to tell him so he could fix it. Yep, there was more of that stuff those dreams were made of.

“I am pouting. I’m bored. I’m stressed. I have no idea what’s going on or how long whatever it is will continue. Comfort-wise this island is a million steps above Limbo. I have excellent company and every luxury I could ask for. You’ve shown me pleasures I’d given up hope of ever experiencing. I have everything except answers. I’m still in Limbo.”

“If you could go anywhere or do anything right now, what would you do?” He came to stand at her back and trailed a fingertip up the curve of her upper arm. A soft nuzzle brushed the back of her ear. His efforts at soothing her weren’t working.

She let out a broken laugh. “I’d love nothing more than to simply experience life. As long as I can remember I’ve been the good girl and done nothing except what I’ve been told. And now that I’m away from home, I can’t enjoy it.

“I’m sorry. You don’t deserve this. You’ve done nothing but go out of your way to take care of me. You’ve tried to make this bearable and all I’ve done is complain and dump on you. You must be tired of it, of me, by now.” A perfectly balmy breezed blew a strand of hair into her face. She tucked it behind her ear when really she felt like taking handfuls of the stuff and yanking it out.

“No. You’re wrong, very wrong. This is the easiest and most pleasurable job I’ve ever had.” He kissed the curve of her shoulder, but that didn’t take the sting out of his words. She tried to make herself thankful that he’d said it. She needed another reminder that’s all she was to him, a job. She wasn’t much more than one of the rogues he tracked. Sure, she was prettier, but that was the only thing she had going for her. She couldn’t let herself forget what she was.

She pulled away and paced. He followed and waited where the path met the sand.

“That’s my point exactly. I’m nothing but a burden or a job or a troublemaker. I just want to be me!” She turned and flung her hand. Equal parts pain and pleasure began in her heart, swelled, and raced through her shoulder and down her arm. Amber light shot from her palm and struck the base of a palm tree. With a thunderous boom, the base exploded into a storm of splinters. Frozen by shock, she stood and stared as the top half came crashing down directly over Cyril’s head.

“No!” In a panic, she put both hands out in a stopping motion. The tree’s remains stopped midair.

Cyril seemed as stunned as she felt. He just stood there, staring.

“Move!” Dear gods make him move. She didn’t know what she was doing. She hadn’t known she could levitate objects, let alone how long she could hold something so big. She’d die if she hurt Cyril.

Cyril blinked, shook his head as if clearing a haze from his mind, and then disappeared. Then he stood directly behind her, with his front touching her back. She was so rattled her teeth chattered and not even the reassuring warmth of his touch settled her.

“It’s okay. You did good. I’m okay. Let’s see if we can set this down”—with a loud crash the tree dropped like a stone on the lounge chairs, smashing them both—“gently.”

With her pulse racing and her muscles quaking, she threw herself into the only safe place she had, his arms. Then she burst into tears.

“What am I?”

“Not what. Who. You are Calysta, you’re my Caly. We’ll get this figured out soon. Okay?” Firm, steady strokes rubbed up and down her back in a soothing rhythm.

“No, I’m your charge, your duty. I’m a task to be marked off your list at the earliest convenience.”

“Bullshit. You are so much more than anyone has ever given you credit for. This is your opportunity to prove it. Baby, you can set the worlds on fire. This is your chance to blow your mother away and show her you are so much more than an obedient little daughter. As for me? I’m not your warden, I’m your slave. I–I’d do anything for you.”

“Then let me go. You said I can’t jump realms with the anklos on, right?”

“Ah. Yeah, I said that b—”

“Then remove it. Let me go.”

“I wish I could, but it’s not safe. I won’t release you to an unknown danger. Something is hunting you.”

“You’ll keep me safe just so I can wither away in a pretty prison? How can I set the worlds on fire in a fucking prison? Please don’t make me beg.” What did it matter? She had no pride. She had nothing that wasn’t given to her. A tight ball of frustration gathered and fisted beneath her sternum.

She flattened her palms on his chest and pushed with all her might and stumbled, almost falling into his lap. What the hell?

He’d landed on his ass in the sand. What was going on? This was Cyril. He was a brick wall. He was an immortal, a Runner for gods’ sake, and she’d knocked him on his ass?

 

Sunlight’s Kiss Cover Reveal

When a man of ice meets a lady of Light…

Like a common criminal, the good girl librarian is thrust into the harsh realm of Limbo with nothing more than the clothes on her back. Alone with no knowledge of why she’s been banished, Calysta has nowhere to go and one to turn to. She wants nothing more than answers and peace until a gruff, sexy as sin, male gives her a taste of the real world.

Cyril, loner and demon hunter, is sent to track and detain an unknown misfit. Filled with suspicion, the last thing he expects to find is an amber-eyed beauty tattered and unconscious. There’s no denying when he discovers her true nature that she sparks a desire like he’s never known. And how much trouble could one sweet, sexy librarian cause?

When danger haunts Calysta, Cyril will stop at nothing to keep her safe. But what’ll happen when his only ally is a sworn enemy?

 

This is the second book in the Demon Runners series and for those of you who’ve read Azrael’s Light, you may remember Cyril. It’s a treat to see the big, hard Runner knocked on his ass by the sweet and sassy, petite Calysta. Sunlight’s Kiss releases May 14th with Siren-Bookstrand.

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