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Thanks for visiting ~ Bella x

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Seasons Greetings!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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FREE just for you this Christmas... 

My YA PNR Novel Scarlett Phoenix is free at Amazon everywhere 24th - 25th - 26th December!

Just click the link below and you'll find a link for every Amazon store around the world to get your free copy.


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Have a Happy Holiday!

Bella x


Monday, 24 December 2012

FREE for Christmas ~ Scarlett Phoenix!

FREE for Christmas ~ Scarlett Phoenix!


Just to say a big festive thanks to all my fantastic Followers, Email Subscribers & Readers, I'm giving you my novel for FREE for three days. 

On the 24th - 25th - 26th December you can download a Kindle copy of my YA PNR Novel Scarlett Phoenix.

Feel free to share as much as you like and I really hope you enjoy my novel. If you like it and feel like writing a review, that would be awesome too!

To find out more about the book 



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MUWAH!!



Bella X



Sunday, 23 December 2012

The Sunday Spotlight ~ Talking with Sara Brooke



The Sunday Spotlight 

Author Interview 

This week I am delighted that Sara Brooke, author of the frighteningly scary novel 'The Zyne Project' is on the blog.






Talking with Sara

on

The Sunday Spotlight





Welcome Sara, firstly, can you tell us a little about yourself? 

I’m a horror author who has published several novels this past year.  Each one is unique in its own right and showcases the stranger, more horrific side of life.  But I do try to have fun with the storylines.  There’s always some dark humour and sexual activity to lighten things up.


What inspired you to start writing novels for your chosen genre? 

To be truly good at what you write about requires a love for that particular genre (at least in my opinion).  I’ve been reading horror novels since I was in grade school.  Started with the classics like Stephen King and gradually began reading authors like Bentley Little, who may not be as popular…but write with a smooth, entertaining style.


Have you published any other novels? If so can you share the details? 

Yes, this year I’ve published three novels through Biting Dog Publications:  Still Lake – which is contagion-related horror.  It takes place in a small Northwest Florida town and unravels over the span of about a week.  Something is making the townspeople sick and one by one, they succumb to the craziness of their illness.  I wrote Kransen House shortly after, which has been called a “Gothic horror story” that takes you into a very spooky house with some crazy in-laws.  My most recent, The Zyne Project is about a clinical trial gone wrong and has been compared to Michael Crichton with a mixture of zombies, creatures, and some poor souls caught in the middle of the mayhem. This past week, I released a free short story entitled Ghost Swim about a haunted pool that was downloaded off Smashwords more than 100 times in the span of 24 hours.  It’s a great way to read my work without spending a dime, giving you a chance to decide if you want to read my other novels.  So far…so good.


Are you working on anything new right now? 

Yes. I enjoyed writing Ghost Swim so much that I’m working on a full-length novel ghost story.  This one takes place along the Mississippi coast and is going to be incredibly spooky and dark – with a couple of surprises along the way.  It’s been a lot of fun to work on thus far and that always makes for a good novel in the long run.


 What is your all-time favourite novel? 

My favourite novel is Usher’s Passing by Robert McCammon.  It’s a terrifying journey into the darkness of the Usher legacy and the curse all the descendants possess.  I’ve read it at least five times.


If you could be any character in any novel, who would it be and why?

Despite writing horror novels, I am a true romantic at heart.  Therefore, I would love to be Jane Eyre in Charlotte Bronte’s novel of the same name.  Jane was depicted as a strong, pure woman with incredible innocence that was tinged with iron-clad resolve.  Her simple beauty in both spirit and in life, coupled with the deep romantic love she felt for Mr. Rochester is a story that I often revisit.  My friends laugh at me because I rent every video version of Jane Eyre (and there have been a lot of them).   But, I can’t help it. The story gets me every time and if they remake it again…I’ll be watching!


What is your preferred method of writing?  Are the plots pre-planned from day one or do you just go with the flow and see what happens next? 

This is a great question, and one that plagues me continually.  When I begin a new novel, there is always a pre-developed outline so that I’m able to work off a predestined path…or so it seems.  But once I get going, something unexplainable takes over and often times my tales veer off the original course and go in an entirely different direction. I think it’s because I write in my mind and as I’m watching the story unravel, there are different things that can happen to make it more interesting. In addition, I’m constantly thinking about how real people would respond to the situation.  Would they panic?  Handle the situation with ease?  Fall apart?  The most important element to any novel is the ability to believe in the characters and therefore I spend a lot of time relating to them and making sure that they’re people you could envision in your mind and your heart.


What is the best thing about writing for you? 

The release.  It is a creative release from all of the “serious” thinking I’ve got to do all day. When the story begins to tumble out on to the screen, everything else disappears. The real world gets swallowed up and is replaced by an amazing adventure.


What’s your least favourite part of the writing process? 

My publishers all know the answer to this one.  Editing.  It’s tough to re-read what you think is a masterpiece and discover that you made various mistakes. But despite the fact that it is difficult, editing truly is the most important step in the process because it helps you revisit the creativity and sharpen it.  If you don’t edit, you are doing your readers a serious disservice.  Everyone makes mistakes and it takes many sets of eyes to catch all the little things that were misspelled or misdirected.


How long does it typically take you to write a novel? 


Typically it takes me 3-4 months.  But that includes editing and proofreading drafts before release.  



Connect online:

Website: 


Twitter: 




The Zyne Project book trailer is on YouTube 




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Many thanks to Sara for letting me shine The Sunday Spotlight on her and her work and if you like being scared witless by the walking dead, read The Zyne Project!


Until next time, have a super relaxing Sunday

Bella x

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Blog Tour & Give-Away for Protect Us by Tressa Messenger

Welcome to 

The Blog Tour

for

Protect Us

by 

Tressa Messenger




Book Blurb


Anna-Marie and Alessandro work hard to provide a stable life for their only child, Gemma.  The child that was bestowed to them by their goddess Ameretat for reasons still unknown.  Like Alessandro’s mother did to him, Anna-Marie works diligently to protect her special daughter and lead her away from following in her father’s footsteps in becoming a Protector.  Weeks before Gemma’s eighteenth birthday Gemma has a magical night with a boy, Ford Chase, who just may have been “the one”.  They laughed and danced and kissed under the moon light.  That is before he was forcefully taken away from her by a Rogue.  Gemma desperately chases after them, but to no avail.  Heartbroken and angry Gemma vows right then and there, despite her parents pleading, she will join the Protector order on her eighteenth birthday and avenge Ford’s death.  No one could foresee the events that would ensue thereafter and little by little the gifts that Ameretat blessed Gemma with become apparent and are far more than anyone could ever imagine.





This is the 3rd installment in The Protector Series


Enter The Give-Away


Buy Here:






Connect with Tressa:




Blog Tour Dates ~ Just so you don't miss out on the fun!


12/18


danielelanzarotta.blogspot.com


12/19

craftymomof3.com


there for you.blogspot.com


12/20

craftymomof3.com


samathaveerasamy.blogspot.co.uk


12/21

 craftymomof3.com


emzsnow.wordpress.com


12/22


bellaharte.blogspot.com


12/23

authornataliestar.blogspot.com


12/26


imagine-today1.blogspot.com


12/28


novelnexusrevuews.blogspot.com


12/29

christine-hughes.com


12/31


thebooklovie@blogspot.com


1/1


sassycassie'sreviews


1/3

heather newbury almendarez (No Link)


1/4

www.pk-hrezo.blogspot.com


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Many thanks to Tressa for letting me be part of her fabulous blog tour and I'll see you back here tomorrow with the Sunday Spotlight dazzling as bright as ever!

Have a sensational Saturday

Bella x

The Saturday Showcase with Guest Author Sara Brook


Welcome to 

The Saturday Showcase


This week I'm thrilled to be sharing some super scary Zombies in


The Zyne Project

by 

Sara Brooke




Blurb:

Be prepared to take a journey into the pits of hell, courtesy of the Zyne Corporation.
Six people agree to participate in a first-of-its-kind clinical trial. They’re ready to change the face of science, but they’re the ones who start changing. As each subject succumbs to the horror of the trial, they begin to turn against each other... and discover the nightmare within. What was supposed to be a medical breakthrough is turning regular people into something unimaginable. And there may be a deeper truth even more frightening than the beastly evolution occurring... 

"With The Zyne Project, Sara Brooke has written a zombie outbreak unlike any other... and that's not hyperbole. The science behind Brooke's zombies is totally unique, and scary enough to stand your hair on end. Medical research hasn't been this frightening since Michael Crichton!"
- Joe McKinney, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Flesh Eaters and Inheritance



Buy Here:


Published: November 7th worldwide

Publisher: Biting Dog Publications



Author Bio:

Sara Brooke is a horror and suspense novelist living in South Florida. A lifelong avid reader of all things scary, Sara's childhood dream was to write horror books that force readers to sleep with their lights on.

Her first novel, Still Lake, was released Spring 2012.

Sara's influences and favorite authors include Bentley Little, John Saul, William Blackstone, and Joe McKinney.
She is presently working on her next novel.



Links to The Zyne Project:


Website: 


Twitter: 



The Zyne Project book trailer is on YouTube 




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Remember to come back tomorrow for 

The Sunday Spotlight ~ Talking with Sara Brooke


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I hope you've enjoyed this weeks fabulous showcase, and don't forget to stop by next week for another awesome author & novel.

Until then, Keep calm and keep reading!

Bella x

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Welcome to the Touching Eternity Release Day Blitz


Welcome to the Touching Eternity Release Day Blitz

Touching Eternity

by

Airicka Phoenix 



Book Name: Touching Eternity (Touch Series Standalone, book 1.5) 

Author: Airicka Phoenix 

Publisher: Self-Published 

Release date: December 25, 2012 

Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance Drama (18+) Warnings: Angst, drama, torture, suicide, abuse (mental, emotional, physical, sexual, substance (unwilling)) all are implied, not graphic. 

Formats: ebook, paperback 


Book Trailer: Touching Eternity Trailer 

Social Networks: ~ Facebook ~ Facebook Author Page ~ Twitter (@AirickaPhoenix) ~ Goodreads 

Author Site: Airicka Phoenix Website 

  Buying Locations: Links to come December 25, 2012




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I hope you really enjoy this novel!

See you soon in the blog'o'sphere

Bella x

Hot & Enchanting by P.T. Macias FREE

FREE FREE FREE

For 2 days only:- 20th & 21st of December 

Don't miss out on getting a copy of this super scorchio novel to keep you warm between the sheets on the long cold dark winter nights ahead! 
(No hot water bottle required! LOL)

Hot & Enchanting 

by

 P.T. Macias




Book Description from Amazon


 Publication Date:  December 4, 2012

A hot-blooded saga of the De La Cruz familia and their fortunes is centered on romantic relationships of the explosively passionate nature. 

Hot & Enchanting, Ricardo Emmanuel De La Cruz is the sexy alpha playboy of la familia and is an attorney. He’s enjoys all the chicas that chase him. They have been chasing him his entire life. 

Ricky literally runs into Jacqueline Cortez. She’s a bella, shy, and quiet certified public accountant that works for la familia. Jacki turns his world upside down.

Jacqueline Cortez has been in love with Ricardo her entire life. She never dreamed that running into him will unleash the amor that she locked up a long time ago. Will she be able to outrun Ricardo and avoid being his next conquest? How long can Jacki resist Ricky’s attention? Is she doomed to fall under his enchantment and into his waiting arms? 

Why is she pushing me away? Do I repulse her? I have never had a chica react like this. What’s wrong, thinks Ricky.


Excerpt

Ricky is in a hurry getting out of his carro, damn it I’m almost out of time. We have a meeting with the new client and I have to make sure that the contracts are correct before I turn them over for Jose Enrique’s review. Si I hate running behind schedule and I’m always on it. I don’t usually arrive so early at the office, thinks Ricky grabbing his portfolio from his carro.
 
Ricky strides into the hall to get the elevator, missing it, watching the doors close. He stops in shock, damn it, that’s the hermosa muneca from yesterday, thinks Ricky standing, watching her just before the doors close. 

Wow, I totally missed an opportunity to talk to the muneca. How can I get to know her? I know that she recognizes me. She is looking at me with shock. Yeah, she didn't expect to see me and I sure as hell didn't expect to see her. I need to talk to her outside of the building. I don’t want to cause any issues with la familia’s company employees, ponders Ricky impatiently waiting for the elevator to come down. I know that she works here, but a lot of good that does me. My body won’t calm down, I’m totally awake now. I don’t know what it is about her that provokes these amazing overwhelming reactions.


Get your FREE Copy Here:




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Many thanks to P.T. Macias for sharing her novel with us today and especially for letting us get it for FREE!

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Enjoy your day and I'll be back with something else before you know it and if you feel like sharing this post, be my guest.  The more super scorchio peeps out there the better!

Bella x
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