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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Party 'Til Your Heels Fly Off: Mega Author Blog Hop Tour




Tour Rules:

1. HAVE FUN!

2. INVITE ALL YOUR FRIENDS!!! SPREAD THE WORD!!!

3. THIS TOUR STARTS: Monday June 13, at Midnight (Arizona time)
    THIS TOUR ENDS: Monday June 20, at Midnight (Arizona time)
    Winners will be drawn and posted on June 21st!***

4. MEET AND MINGLE WITH ALL THE AUTHORS. EXPERIENCE A NEW PARTY DESTINATION AT EVERY STOP. PARTICIPATE AT EVERY BLOG CONTEST AND BE ENTERED FOR CHANCES TO WIN MULTIPLE PRIZES. EVERY BLOG VISITED IS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO WIN.

5. PARTICIPATION IN ALL BLOGS IN RECOMMENDED, BUT NOT REQUIRED. REMEMBER, THE MORE BLOGS YOU HOP, THE BETTER YOUR CHANCES ARE OF WINNING PRIZES. EVERY AUTHOR IS WAITING TO MEET YOU AND INTERACT WITH YOU, SO PLEASE BE SURE TO SHOW EVERY AUTHOR SOME LOVE.

6. DID I MENTION HAVE FUN? WHOO HOO, HERE WE GOOOOO!

***Authors have full descretion to choose an alternate winner is the event any winner fails to claims their prize(s) within 72 hours of their name being posted or after notification of winning, which ever comes first. Anyone who participates in this blog hop tour is subject to these rules.***

Today is Connie Bence's birthday! She's the first heroine I created and stars in my paranormal erotic romances. Her voice came naturally to me and we became fast friends.



And both of us want to celebrate! So, grab a glass of champne.


We'll be serving dinner soon.



Then cake.


While we wait for the other guests Connie wants to share her favorite excerpt from The Angler series where she faces vampires and intrigue is thick in the air. This part takes place in a Budapest bath house. Connie has already crashed a vampire party, been chased through the dark streets of the old city by a crazed bloodsucker, and let down the team of slayers she works for. All she wants is to relax.

Excerpt from Bait:

Pembe stood next to me. She waved to the pool. “Go?”

I needed to express to this Hungarian speaking, assertive woman there was no freaking way she could get me into a pool full of vampires.


I pointed to the pool. “Too many people.”


She shook her head, not understanding.


I placed two of my fingers by my own teeth like make-shift fangs.


Her eyes widened before the room boomed with her laughter. She thumped me on the shoulder in good-natured way but nearly knocked me off my bare feet. Maybe she didn’t know. Then she either thought I tried to joke, or I needed to be placed in a crazy-house.

I glanced around looking for inspiration on how to explain what I wanted. My communication skills lay back in my suitcase, in the form of a Hungarian/English dictionary. We needed a translator. “Rurik?”


Pembe glanced at the pool then at me then raised an eyebrow.

“Rurik?” I repeated.


She shrugged and led me to a secluded sitting area.


I sat there alone in my canvas slip, disappointed in the turn of events. It never occurred to me there would be other vampires here. Rurik offered me protection but how did that work when he wasn’t around? Either way, I didn’t come to socialize. It would be in everyone’s interest if I just hunted down my clothes and escaped.


Pembe peaked around the corner and ordered, “Follow.”


She brought me further into the bathhouse and led me to a room with individual marble tubs. Hot, steaming water brimmed to their edges and a drain in the middle of the floor took care of the excess water if it should spill. Warm mist filled the air. We were alone.
This was what I wanted.

I smiled gratefully. “Koszonom.” Thank you.

She nodded and gestured for me to use the center tub. “Towel.” Then she left.
I hoped she meant to go get me one. All this wonderful, steam filled luxury caused my muscles to cramp in anticipation. I couldn't wait to dive in. The canvas slip pooled at my feet then I hurried to the hot water. I eased into the tub and experienced what a lobster must feel when sliding into a pot.
Once immersed in the tingling water I stared at the colored glass set into the ceiling until I entered a blissful trance.

The door opened behind me. Someone passed me to place towels on a table by the tubs. I turned to thank Pembe.

Rurik stood there instead with a stack of fluffy white towels folded nicely in his arms, wearing nothing but a smile. Strong, muscular arms set the towels down. A lean, long waist met the rise of his firm ass.


I shut my mouth before I caught flies and checked for drool.



He glanced a shy look over his shoulder but the shy was pretend. “May I join you?”







No need to guess why that's her favorite part of the book, huh? Someone's knocking on the door, just a minute...

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Ah, the boys are here.

Let the party begin.

We're giving away the set of The Angler series to a lucky commenter this week. Don't forget to leave your e-mail so I can contact you.



Sent on a mission to lure Budapest’s vampire Overlord into a trap, Connie Bence is instead caught red-handed by the dark Casanova. Her employer has concrete proof of the dubious leader’s misdeeds but she is surprised when this ruthless killer, Rurik, offers her protection and rescues her from his own kind.

It plants seeds of doubt in her mind and she begins to question his guilt. Now she is thrown into his world where blackmail determines her every move and where she must betray those she cares about or let them die. The stakes are high. She either puts her trust in Rurik or leads him to his execution.

Link  and available at all ebook vendors.


Caught between two vampires, Connie is torn between Rurik, the one she loves and Tane, the one she’d love to stake.


Hunger burns in Connie Bences’ soul--she craves the blood of her vampire lover, Rurik, but it’s not satisfying her needs anymore. It’s driving her insane. Desperate to find help, Rurik brings her to Rio De Janeiro, where Tane rules the vampire nation.

The back-stabbing vampire almost killed her and Rurik when they’d first met, then used them to obtain his crown. She would rather stake him, but the small drop of Nosferatu blood he’d forced her to drink in Budapest is blooming into a bond, one which ties her life to his. One he won’t hesitate to manipulate.

He admits to binding her so Rurik would have to remain at his side, but their timing couldn’t be any worse. The betrayer finds himself betrayed. Tane’s rule is in upheaval and he’s forced to place his trust in two people who owe him no allegiance—her and Rurik. In the middle of a power struggle, Connie fights to keep her lover, but didn’t plan on Tane slipping into her heart.

Link and available at all ebook vendors.
 
 
Hope you enjoyed the party and careful not end up like this clown.
 
 




Next stop on the Hop is Nicholas Denmon

In July I'll be throwing my own blog birthday party so keep an eye open for it because I think I'll be in a giving mood.

33 comments:

Leanne109 said...

I love love love your post! The excerpt is excellent and I read every word. I really hope to win your series!

leanne_gag[at]hotmail[dot]com

Anonymous said...

I want boys that look like that~!
However will she choose?!

shadowestr @ aol. com

tannis.herron said...

ohhh I would love to read your series!! I love sexy boys :p

Ellen Elizabeth said...

Hi Annie! I look forward to reading your books in the future even if I don't win (: I wish you and the authors the best of luck on running this blog hop smoothly! My email address is: vampyreprincess109@gmail.com

Marjie Pride said...

Happy birthday to Connie! great party!
thanks ~ Marjie
toreynmarjie@yahoo.com

BLHmistress said...

OH I like the guys that arrived mind if I stay around a bit longer oh yea Happy Birthday Connie!

vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

Melissa said...

Wow lovely boys^^ Happy Birthday Connie!!! But I had to run and hide at the picture of the clown I'm mortally afraid of them (something to do with reading It when I was 9 years old) if one comes can I hide behind the boys and let them protect me??
thanks
melissasanchezdempsey@hotmail.com

IandSsmom said...

Thank you for the post!!
shannonjean14(at)gmail(dot)com

shadow_kohler said...

happy birthday connie! vampires, hot guys and a series...does it get any better than this? lol thanks for the giveaway!
shadow_kohler@att.net

stina6891 said...

Hot excerpt! ;)Thanks for the chance to win! I'd be honored!

kristinaleigh1@hotmail.com

terri_dion said...

gotta love those boys! man i am really enjoying this blog hop i have added so many authors to my summer reading list

terri_dion@hotmail.com

June M. said...

Would love, love, LOVE to win. Right now all I want to read is paranormals so a vamp series would be perfect. Thank you for the excerpt, it really made me want to read this, and for the giveaway. I will definately be back for your birthday!
GFC follower: June M.
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

BellaColella said...

WOW just wow!! thanks:)

coastiecolellas@hotmail.com

Nay Nay said...

Hi
I loved the excerpts. I would love to win the books, but even if I don't win, I added them to my TBR list. The "boys" are hot and I do so love me some eye candy.
reneebennett35@yahoo.com

Jean P said...

Happy Birthday to Connie, those boys are pretty hot to look at.
Enjoyed the excerpt, Rurik sounds delicious.

skpetal at hotmail dot com

casper131979 said...

Happy Birthday to Connie!!! Thanks for doing this. I loved your excerpt.

casper131979@hotmail.com

Gabby said...
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Amanda said...

Thanks! Love the blog and post :)

amanda
amelno@gmail.com

Kym said...

the excerpt was wonderful, and Happy Birthday to your character !

thanks for the fun blog hop :)

Kym
krykym(at)fullchannel.net

Harlie Reader said...

Happy Birthday Connie and I love this blog. This hop has been a blast.

maw1725@gmail.com

Diana said...

I love the excerpt. Happy birthday to Connie Bence.
Thanks for the giveaway!

artgiote at gmail dot com

Jennifer T. Alli said...

Yup, definitely a very cool excerpt and did i mention that your covers are amazing! O.O Quite definitely drool worthy. Where did you get them done?

Jennifer said...

Wow... Love the excerpt; thank you for sharing. Happy birthday to Connie... She seems like an interesting heroine.

EnglishteacherchickATgmailDOTcom

Annie Nicholas said...

Thanks for the wonderful comments. I happy you're enjoying the party!

Jennifer T.- My covers were created by two talented artists. April Martinez of Liquid Silver Books did The Angler series for me and Renee Rocco from Lyrical Press did The Vanguards and Irresistible. I've been very lucky.

Abigail-Madison Chase said...

Thanks for the cake and the drink.. love the excerpt

Novels On The Run said...

Hi there, nice to meet you.

That excerpt was a nice teaser.

The covers are great:D

MIchelle Auricht
tintinbrains@bigpond.com
novelsontherun gfc

Michelle Bledsoe said...

Happy Birthday Connie, it's nice to meet you. I would love for you to join my Bday next month. We ladies can have a lot of fun. Bring the boys too...lol

koonie288 at yahoo dot com

SydneyTwiMum said...

Hi!
I'm having such an awesome time discovering all the wonderful talent out there and adding to my To Be Read list.
Loving the blog hop!
SydneyGen
sydneytwimum@gmail.com

rhonda said...

now those are some hot boys! I love the page and I will definately be back in July!
heltondexter@yahoo.com

Katrina W said...

Wow those boys were Hawt !! I could see those flames buring off your pages !! LOVED the teasers - excperts would love to read your series ,, and have written them in my little blackk book of books To be read !!!!! thanks for the great post and party boys !!! ** kat
kittee_cat@bigpond.com

Jolene and Family said...

OMG, love love loved this post and so didn't want it to stop and you followed it up with a hawt picture :) YUM

june111(at)att(dot)net

Annie Nicholas said...

Diana! You're our winner. Congrats and the books are already sent.

rhonda said...

WTG Diana! enjoy hon..