Futuristic, Fantasy and Paranormal

My Magic Mate By Caryn Moya Block

Blog Diva - Saturday, April 27, 2013

When Lycans and Magic Mix, Love is the only answer.

I had so much fun writing this story. Brencis and Meadow continued to delight me while they found a way for a lycan who is allergic to magic to mate with a witch.

My Magic Mate – Excerpt for RomCon.

Brencis “Bren” Solovyov, Siberian lycanthrope, stared in horrified fascination and amazement at the petite woman who clerked at Magic Herbs. Today, her hair was purple and stuck out like spikes in all directions. Maybe it was supposed to match the net tutu and purple, sparkly fairy wings she wore or possibly the combat boots. He shook his head in confusion. Every time he came into the store, the girl had on some outrageous costume. What would she look like without a crazy getup? Read More

'Til World Ends By Karen Duvall

Blog Diva - Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Challenges and Rewards of Romantic Dystopian Fiction

When Harlequin Luna invited me to contribute a novella to an anthology called 'Til The World Ends, I was thrilled with the invitation, and slightly intimidated by the genre. I write urban fantasy and the anthology has a dystopian theme. I've been reading dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction for years, but I'd never tried writing it before. Enjoyment of the genre gave me confidence I could create a good story, but what surprised me were the revelations I made in the process.
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Immortally Embraced By Angie Fox

Blog Diva - Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Chapter One

Medusa, serpent-goddess, executioner of men, scourge of Kisthene’s plain, stabbed a clawed finger in my direction. “Tell me the truth, human,” she hissed. “No more lies.”
I straightened my spine and fought the urge to rub my temples in a most unprofessional way.

Why did the gods have to be so dramatic?

Medusa coiled on the examination table in front of me, wearing a light blue open-backed gown. She stared at me, her eyes glowing red as her clawed hands shredded the white sanitary paper.  Read More

Three Wishes and Fairy Doors by Paula Millhouse

Blog Diva - Saturday, April 06, 2013

During a day-trip with my family I ran across a quaint little shop in the North Georgia Mountains where the shop owner offered Fairy Doors for sale – tiny doors, eight to ten inches high. Along with the Fairy Doors came every imaginable fairy charm offering for your garden, yard, and home – miniature benches, chairs, garden tools, houses, you name it, they were there.

The idea the shop owner pedaled was, if you place Fairy Doors out on your property
fairies will come through the magic portals to visit. If they are pleased with your offerings, they’ll hang out and protect your property. How cool is that?

Initially, I found myself entranced. Then the Muse in me reared his head and snapped:

“Hey! What if you invite those guys in and they have mischief planned?”  Read More

A Tiger's Claim By Lia Davis

Blog Diva - Saturday, March 30, 2013

A Tiger’s Claim - Ashwood Falls, book 1

By Lia Davis

Publisher: Fated Desires Publishing

Blurb:
As the Alpha’s only daughter Shayna Andrews has always been treated like a rare gem, protected like royalty, and she’s suffocating. Her longing to be independent has driven her to sneak out one evening after dinner. After relishing in being able to run free without an escort, she finds herself face-to-face with the enemy, miles from home, and nearly loses her life until a lone wolf comes to her aid. Read More

Betrayal By M.L. Guida

Blog Diva - Saturday, March 23, 2013

In my stories, my heroines are usually carrying on very hectic lives and are not watching what they are doing when they stumble into the hero. I hate to admit this, but I have done this more often then I count. Walking down the hall, see a good looking man and run into a door jam, great impression, and right? But hey, it makes for a great story.
In this scene, my heroine, Heather Bowen, has returned from a harrowing interview with two police detectives who believe her sister was a psychotic killer and now they suspect Heather to be involved in murders connected with her drug and alcohol treatment center, Serenity House. She is supposed to interviewing a new drug and alcohol counselor and in walks the hero.  Read More

No Such Thing As Immortality By Sarah Tranter

Blog Diva - Saturday, March 09, 2013

NO SUCH THING AS IMMORTALITY is the first in the No Such Thing paranormal romance trilogy. It is written solely from the male point of view ― that of vampire, Nathaniel Gray.

Nathaniel, or Nate, Earl of Ridings, has been a vampire for nearly two hundred years. Living in relative seclusion from society as a whole, he spends much of his time on his isolated Derbyshire estate with four other vampires.

When Nate crashes (literally) into the very contemporary, very strong-willed Rowan Locke, he is forced to make dramatic changes to his existence. He loses a defining vampire power to control what he chooses to feel. Furthermore, he finds himself feeling the emotions of fiery Rowan for himself.  Read More

Blood Vine By Amber Belldene

Blog Diva - Saturday, February 23, 2013

Meet the Blood Vine cast

My debut novel Blood Vine is a huge story with lots of characters. When I first began writing, I often heard the advice that new romance authors should keep their books simple and only include a hero and heroine. I tried to follow these words of wisdom, but all the members of the Maras vampire household refused to let me ignore them. Each one stomped their feet or pouted, demanding airtime in the novel. So I gave in to them and I’m glad I did, because wrote their true story, with its intricacies and layers. Now its members are much nicer to me, and rarely pout. Let me introduce you to them:

Andre Maras is an ancient vampire from the Dalmatian coast of Croatia. He has been making wine since the glory days of the Roman Empire, and he is hopelessly old-fashioned about it. Like all vampires in exile, he is slowly wasting away. And when he finds a cure for the disease, he must rescue all the other refugees. When a beautiful public relations executive shows up at his estate, she is a frustrating distraction from his honorable goal.  Read More

Bloodgifted By Tima Maria Lacoba

Blog Diva - Saturday, February 09, 2013

Someone once asked me why I looked so young for my age. (And no, I’m not revealing it!) I laughingly replied it’s all genetic, so I couldn’t take the credit for it. But, it started me wondering, what if… a young woman, named Laura Dantonville, had actually stopped ageing in her mid twenties as a result of her family’s strange DNA? And it wasn’t until she came of a certain age, the frightening truth was revealed to her?

That’s how, Bloodgifted was born.

I always loved stories of the paranormal. As a teen I used to sneak into the living room late at night and switch on the TV to watch programs like, Night Stalker, Dark Shadows (the original series) and Thriller. When I was seventeen I read Bram Stoker’s, Dracula, and that cemented my relationship with the paranormal.

Ever since then, vampires have been my dark heroes. So, it was inevitable, one day I’d write my own.

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WEATHERING ROCK by Mae Clair

Blog Diva - Saturday, February 02, 2013

Falling in Love with Wolves

I’ve been fascinated by folklore, superstition and tales of supernatural creatures since childhood. Do thoughts of ghosts, ghouls and predatory beasts frighten me? They terrify me.

So why turn a werewolf into a romantic hero in my paranormal/time travel, WEATHERING ROCK? Because there’s something compelling about a tortured soul chained to darkness and moonlight, especially when the character is noble at heart.

The werewolf myth is ancient. The first ‘recorded’ sighting dates back to 1591 Germany, when a man named Peter Stubbe made a pact with the Devil that allowed him to shift into a wolf. Norsemen had fierce berserkers who adorned themselves with wolf or bear skins. Native Americans spoke of skinwalkers who had the ability to transform into animals at will. In Greek mythology, the Arcadian King, Lycaon, made the fatal mistake of trying to kill Zeus by feeding him human flesh. Zeus cursed him to spend the rest of his life as a wolf. Read More