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Promise Me

(Promise Me Series #1)

Vampire romance

14522607When young widow Sarelle McGarran finds the vampire Danial Racklan unconscious and hurt in her woods, intuitive concern quickly becomes passionate love.

Together Danial and Sar work to overcome their own past heartbreaks, their vastly different lifestyles, and Danial’s relentless enemies. Yet Danial needs more; an Oath of forever. But can Sar give Danial his greatest desire?

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Excerpt of Promise Me:

“I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to offend you. But I want to be clear that I don’t expect you to give me money because we…because we’re—”

“Intimate?” he supplied with a leer. “Lovers?”

I blushed, glad my back was to him. “Yes,” I said curtly.

“It’s my feelings for you that make me offer. I understand you’re independent and used to taking care of yourself. But I want you to have an easier time of it than you had trying to go it alone. I want to take care of you. It’s your right, as befitting your station.”

“What station?”

“As my lover.” He nibbled the back of my neck, his hands sliding down my arms. “That is, if you still want to be.”

Did I ever. God, his lips felt good. I could feel little pricks where his fangs brushed against me… Focus! “What about the shirt?”

Danial paused what he was doing. “What about it?”

“Did you take some of my life force? Did you deliberately try to seduce me with a spell to get me to feed you?”

He didn’t reply. I shifted back from the fire and made to get up, but he pulled me off balance and I went down, falling into his waiting arms. I struggled in vain as he rolled me over on the carpet and straddled me, holding both my arms over my head with one hand, while the other caressed my cheek. I fumed as I looked at him above me, his upper half silhouetted by the fire. His eyes sparkled, his face in shadow.

“Now, Sarelle,” he purred, “why would I need to seduce you to get you to feed me?” He stretched down against me. I felt my body betray my anger as my breasts hardened and my breaths came faster.

“You gave me your blood when I was a stranger, willingly.” He leaned in closer as if to kiss me, but remained just out of reach. His dark eyes were locked on mine, filled with desire and familiar arrogance. He bent down to kiss my throat. “You gave yourself to me a night later, with no hesitation.”

His lips moved to the side of my throat. He ran a fang down my neck. I writhed, both in desire and a touch of fear.

“That was a dream. I knew it—”

“You knew nothing of the sort,” he said, his breath warm against my neck. He drew back and used his free hand to start unbuttoning my nightshirt.

“Stop,” I said, my breath tearing out of me.

“Stop what?” he said teasingly. “You want me, just like you have from the first moment you saw me. I can feel your body beneath mine, aching for me. Just as I’m aching for you.” He continued unbuttoning my top.

“Stop screwing around! I need to know if you—”

“It was your fantasy. A predictable one,” he said, his hand on the next to last button. He paused to run that hand between my breasts, up to clasp my throat. “But I was never in control of you. I couldn’t feed from you—not that I didn’t try. You seemed so willing to let me. But I couldn’t draw any energy from you and I awoke hungry, almost ravenous.”

“Terian was right—”

His hand tightened on my throat. “Why are you so determined to be the victim? Nothing happened that you didn’t choose to happen.” He gave me a half smile, his eyes growing darker. He brought his hand back to my nightshirt and undid the last button. He pushed my shirt to each side, baring my breasts and my lower body as he gave me a slow savoring look. That nimble hand slid up to grip my neck loosely. I knew he could feel how fast my heart beat. “That you could resist and take control from me in the dream amazed me.” His voice was full of wonder and affection. “No one has ever been able to do that. Not with me. Not in three hundred and seventy-five years.”

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Promise Me Buy Links

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Promise-Me-ebook/dp/B0086G4GDC
Lulu link: http://www.lulu.com/shop/tara-fox-ha…-20146694.html
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Promise-Me-ebook/dp/B0086G4GDC
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/TaraFH
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/tara-fox-hall
Melange Books: http://www.melange-books.com/authors…all/index.htm

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Broken Promise

(Promise Me Series #2)
Vampire romance

Broken Promise 16055874Shocked at Danial’s betrayal, Sarelle returns to her old home to consider her options. Yet even as Sar plans a reconciliation with Danial, Terian arrives, confessing his desire.

When Theo witnesses Terian and Sar kiss, he angrily confronts Sar, leading to startling consequences. Will Sar’s heart choose Danial, Terian,…or Theo?

Broken Promise Buy Links:

Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Broken-Promise…/dp/B009JQRJYQBarnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/brok…=9781612354729
Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/extreader/…broken-promise
Lulu: http://www.lulu.com/shop/view-cart.e…DF6D4484C87BF9

AllRomanceEbooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/pro…46445-139.html
Melange: http://www.melange-books.com/authors…enpromise.html

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Taken in the Night

(Promise Me Series #3)

Vampire romance

taken in the night 17315263When Theo disappears, Sar is left bereft, the uncertain guardian of Theo’s newly born werecougar daughter, Elle.

As months pass, clues emerge about Theo’s disappearance, yet the twisting trail ends repeatedly without answer.

In her grief, Sar turns to Danial and hesitantly begins to build a life with him and Elle.

Taken in the Night Buy links:

http://www.amazon.com/Taken-Night-Pr…/dp/B00B97RBGO AMAZON US

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Taken-Night-…/dp/B00B97RBGO AMAZON UK
Smashwords http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/280682

Print copies-Lulu http://www.lulu.com/shop/tara-fox-ha…BA986B45BE5C02

Melange Books (HTML and PDF) http://www.melange-books.com/authors…nthenight.html

All Romance E-Books https://www.allromanceebooks.com/pro…76465-139.html

Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/take…all/1114375016

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Taken for His Own

(Promise Me Series #4)

Vampire romance

taken for his own 17567554After learning Theo is alive, Sar immediately embarks on a mission to find him.

Reunited, the lovers return to New York; Danial, Terian and Theo uneasily combining forces to protect Sar from Al’s assassins still seeking her.

But when Sar is taken prisoner in an all-out attack, only one man can save her: her old adversary, Devlin.

Taken for His Own Buy Links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Taken-For-His-…dp/B00CZ4IGC8/

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Taken-For-Hi…dp/B00CZ4IGC8/

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/319416

Melange/lulu link for Print, PDF and HTML copies: http://www.melange-books.com/authors…forhisown.html

All Romance E-books: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/pro…15939-140.html

Barnes and Noble.com: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/take…all/1115457885

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My Interview With AUTHOR TARA FOX

Tell me about your latest novel?

My latest book is Taken for His Own, the fourth installment in my Promise Me Series. It takes up where the third book left off. Sar had done her best to rebuild her life when her fiancé Theo went missing. She’s partnered with her former vampire lover Danial to raise Theo’s daughter Elle (Elle’s natural mother is dead from childbirth complications). She’s also had a child of her own with Danial, Theoron, and is trying to come to terms with her inevitable turning from human to vampire. When she finds out Theo’s alive, she can’t stop herself from journeying west to find him, and confront him about where he’s been for the last year and a half. This is where Taken for His Own begins. After a passionate reunion and a hasty marriage, the two lovebirds are headed back east. But picking up the pieces is far from easy. While Danial is accepting of Theo’s return, Elle prefers her vampire adoptive father over Theo. More than one enemy is waiting in the wings, making repeat attempts on Sar’s life. Add into the mix Devlin, Sar’s old enemy who’s now turned good guy, and a new paramour for Danial and you’ve got a powder keg primed to explode.

What sparked your passion for books and the art of a good story?

I’ve always enjoyed reading…a very passionate teacher taught me to read my first words in kindergarten, and I began devouring short books by first grade…and novels for YA by third grade.

Is there a particular book that changed or affected your life in a big way? The Hobbit. I like the message; that it’s not who you were or what you can do that influences what you will do, it’s how willing you are to step outside your own boundaries and push for what you think is right.

What challenges have you faced in your writing career?

Getting published. I spent 4 years getting rejection after rejection from every agent under the sun and also some publishers. But the near misses were the worst, to think that I finally had an agent or a publisher and then to have it fall through at the last moment. Those were the crushing blows. The newest thing I worry about are bad reviews.

Have you ever had a day when you just wanted to quit?

Of course. Getting my first 2 star review on Amazon made me want to quit. Poor sales in a given quarter makes me want to quit. Having no free time makes me want to quit. But I didn’t survive years of fighting to get my stories out to give up now.

What are the most important attributes to remaining sane as a writer?

Keeping your perspective that your every little creation is not going to be perfect…or get critical or popular acclaim. Some stories will be better than others. The key is to always try to make the next one better than the last one was.

What advice would you give to aspiring authors?

Don’t give up until you do what you set out to do.

After this book, what is next?

There will be more books in this series. Two more will be out this year—Immortal Confessions and Her Secret—with more in 2014 and 2015, until the series is done. The next installment in the Lash Series, Revenge, will be out this fall, and hopefully my second anthology of short suspense/horror stories will also publish. There will also be the first Promise Me anthology and a Latham’s Landing anthology this fall. A new Lash short story,Spiritwalker, will debut in the Shifters charity anthology from Hazardous Press, and I also have a short story called “The Lie” in the upcoming anthology Brief Grislys, both due out in a month or less. I’m also working on a sequel to my transgender short Grow a Pair, and another compilation of BDSM stories for the late summer/fall.

Bio of Author Tara Fox Hall

taraTara Fox Hall is an OSHA-certified safety and health inspector at a metal fabrication shop in upstate New York. She received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics with a double minor in chemistry and biology from Binghamton University. Her writing credits include nonfiction short stories, flash, short and novella-length horror stories, and contemporary and historical paranormal romance. Her horror stories have appeared in Deadman’s Tome, Flashes in the Dark, Ghastly Door, The Halloween Alliance, Black Petals, SNM Horror Magazine, Microhorror, Dark Eclipse, Cemetery Moon, and various anthologies, including the recently published charity works Fear (Vol. 1) and Shifters. She also coauthored the essay “The Allure of the Serial Killer,” published in Serial Killers – Philosophy for Everyone: Being and Killing (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010). She is the author of the paranormal fantasy Lash series and the paranormal romantic drama Promise Me series. Tara divides her free time unequally between writing novels and short stories, chainsawing firewood, caring for stray animals, sewing cat and dog beds for donation to animal shelters, and target practice.

I’ve loved vampires since I saw Frank Langella in the first “hot vampire” version of Dracula years ago. That love intensified in my later teens with The Lost Boys, and reading Interview with the Vampire, along with anything vampire I could get my hands on. But I wanted more than the evil monster chasing young virgins; more than the sweet, misunderstood handsome fanged stranger that becomes the perfect mate for the woman who captures his heart after so many lone centuries. I wanted a vampire so well-crafted in detail that I could believe he was real. I wanted something different to happen in the story, other than girl becomes vampire, or vampire becomes dust. I wanted passion, tragedy, romance, suspense, action, and the haunting sweetness of poetry and song floating on a soft night breeze. So I penned my own vampires.

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Stalker Links for Author Tara Fox Hall

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5286654.Tara_Fox_Hall/blog

http://www.tarafoxhall.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/TerrorFoxHall

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tara-Fox-Hall/151813374904903

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/TaraFH

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/tara-fox-hall

Melange Books: http://www.melange-books.com/authors/tarafoxhall/index.html

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Tara-Fox-Hall/e/B005YPAA4W/

Be sure to check out Author Tara Fox Hall Blog

For for ALL of her numerous books and she’s written a ton!

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Pay it Forward Friday featuring Author Misty Harvey and her new book SOUL REAPER

Let me preface by saying I love Misty Harvey!  

She is without a doubt, a supportive and kind person, and I just love her! She is one of the first people I knew from Twitter, and we have been great friends since. She is also a wonderful author. I read her first book Creatures of the Damned and I LOVED IT!  Of course you all know how much I love vamp books. Misty Harvey is a good Author and friend.  Hope you enjoy the post – her new book is awesome!

Lots of love, Emily

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Soul ReaperSynopsis of Soul Reaper

Come take a wild ride with Eva and her friends. One where up is down, down is up. Left is right, and right is left. A ride where nightmares, and reality collide.

The only way to survive…remain sane in a world driven to see you fail.

Review of Soul Reaper

RATING: FIVE STARS

This is a fabulous read from start to finish.

The characters are believable, the story tantalizing the ending wow!!

The ending was truly unexpected. Each area of the book seems to have an end and a new beginning which was a new twist in writing for me. Usually one can anticipate the ending but not this time. Misty Harvey surprised me with her prowess with words and action. This book is so incredibly enjoyable I read it in two days.

I would have read it in one day but had to sleep. Misty Harvey’s SOUL REAPER is ten times her last book CREATURES OF THE DAMNED. I so would recommend this book as a really good read. I think YA/and all others would love this book especially with its twists. I truly cannot say enough great things about this book.

http://www.amazon.com/review/R22WS8RCM0ISOF/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00CLE1JD0&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=283155&store=books

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Character Interview with Eva and Jason from Soul Reaper

Welcome, welcome. Thank you so much for joining us here at Gnome City Entertainment. We have a great opportunity to sit down with lead actors Eva, and Jason from the book Soul Reaper. Thank you for joining us Eva and Jason. *interviewer shakes hands with both actors*

Eva: Thank you, it’s a pleasure.

Jason: Not a problem.

So, tell us a little about the characters you play in this book.

Eva: I play a teenage girl that struggles with who she is. She’s just been moved to a new town after the loss of someone important to her. All these things keep happening to her, and she begins to question her own sanity. Upon meeting these group of ‘friends’ my character starts to come to grips with her role in her own life, all the while wondering who she can trust and who she can’t.

That’s interesting, Jason?

Jason: That’s easy enough, I play one of the friends. My character would easily be cannon fodder during this whole thing if he didn’t have one special ability up his sleeve. The entire time they’re faced with all the trials and tribulations he is trying to master this special ability. He is the only true friend to Eva’s character, and stick close by her side, even if they have their disagreements. I don’t want to give too much away, but the way it turns out threw all of us for a loop.

Now I understand this book is a psychological horror.

Eva: Oh yeah.

Jason: I’d more call it more a mind screw.

*Interviewer smiles* was there one particular scene that scared you more than the others?

Eva: Just one, huh? *stops to ponder* that is a difficult question as I’m the lead. I’m constantly thrown into these frightening situations. I can name two that gave me nightmares for days. One would have to be the scene in the hospital bathroom. When they suited up one of the creative board members into that creepy girl costume, and I saw her placed in the scene to grab my leg, it terrified me. Also the scene in the library basement where I’m alone searching for town history. Our animatronics team did phenomenal there too.

Jason: *chuckling* Yeah, I didn’t envy you any of those scenes. They turned out rather well. Mine would have to be when we were run along the cave ceiling. Granted it was all filmed with these robotics running along the floor, and the camera the only thing turned upside down, but we had to hang onto them. It wasn’t the easiest scene to film at all, but they’d covered these robots in fake skin *shivers*. Needless to say, by the time they were finished with them they were a little too real.

One more question before we let you return to your well-earned vacation. If there is one thing you hope people take away from this book, what would it be?

Eva: Always believe in yourself. There will always be nay sayers, and people out there trying to knock you down, but if you believe in yourself you can accomplish anything.

Jason: You would go for that response. *chuckling* I would probably go with, never give up. No matter how rough the road seems keep pushing yourself.

Thank you for joining us over at Gnome City Entertainment. Stay tuned for more interviews by the cast later this month, and please enjoy the small clip from Soul Reaper by Misty Harvey.

*Video production starts the clip as the lights dim*

Eva sucked in air. Her hands gripping the bathroom sink behind her. Even the squeak of the abused hinges on the door reminded her of a horror movie. She tensed farther, until the door opened far enough a little old woman could shimmy out of the space with her large carpenter bag.

“Some of those doors are tricky. Mind yourself, Sweetheart, that you don’t get stuck in one,” the old woman’s voice cracked. She made quick work of washing and drying her hands before leaving.

“Stop being so jumpy, Eva,” she chided herself. Eva turned back to the mirror. The shattered glass distorting the view of herself. She stared at her reflection for a moment, the image of the room behind her grabbed her attention.

Black mold clung to the deteriorated walls. The paint lost under it all. Pieces of exposed cinderblocks showed. The bathroom stalls clung to the walls on one hinge. Metal doors lay on the floor or, skewed on the frame.

Eva stared at the ruin of the bathroom in the fractured mirror. Her eyes scanning over the details. An ashen face looked under one of the doors. The eyes were completely white. Long tresses of wet black hair covered parts of the face. The lips pulled back over yellow jagged teeth. Dirt clung to the skin, almost hiding the broken fingernails.

“Eva.” The voice slurped like it came from a drowned victim. Each breath sounded like water rattling in a chest.  

It took Eva a moment to recognize herself in the girl peering under the door. The long arm reached for Eva’s ankle. Each finger was chilled, and she felt it all through her jeans. Bones squeezed her leg, no meat really left to the girl. She whirled around to fight the girl, and get out of there, but came face to face with the original bathroom.

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Misty Harvey

Bio of Author Misty Harvey

I’ve always felt a certain draw to the night, and the creatures that live there. So writing about these beings has always been easy for me. That isn’t to say there isn’t always a certain level of mysticism in each experience. I’ve lived with the characters of my books, heard their tales, experienced their up and downs with them.

Now I share it all with you, my readers. Come join me in a walk in the moonlight. Let us experience a new way of life that occurs after sunset.

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Stalker Links for Misty Harvey:

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/misty.harvey1?ref=tn_tnmn

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/Elaurana

Goodreads:

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5756898.Misty_Harvey

You can purchase your copy today for $.99

Kindle:

http://www.amazon.com/Soul-Reaper-ebook/dp/B00CLE1JD0/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1370531752&sr=1-3&keywords=soul+reaper

Paperback:

http://www.amazon.com/Soul-Reaper-Misty-Harvey/dp/1484820614/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1370531752&sr=1-3

Barnes & Noble:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/soul-reaper-misty-harvey/1115226234?ean=2940016494500


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