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Dirigibles Are Forever New Release Celebration & Contest!

I am so very, very excited to celebrate the release of Dirigibles Are Forever, my super-sexy Christmas novella set in an alternative Victorian London, filled with adventure, secrets and fun, and a dash of James Bond. The USA Today HEA Blog has called it a “MUST-READ Romance”.

I love this story! It was a blast to write it and Holly and Jack have a special place in my heart. Both of them face difficult decisions and Holly is working hard to find her place in the world. It is not the Victorian London you are used to, but a London where Her Majesty Queen Victoria passed the Equal Rights Act and women can do whatever they want…including being Aether Traffic Controllers;). But Holly no longer believes it is enough. She wants more, but has not yet found what this more is.

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Working as an Aether Traffic Controller saved Holly Acklin after the death of her husband, but now she wants more—including a night of uninhibited passion with Jack Smith, whose very presence has kept her body tingling for months.

Special Agent Jack Smith kept his identity a secret when he came to the London Royal Port Authority with one assignment, one he cannot fail. It holds him back from following his attraction to Holly. But on the eve he must complete the mission, Holly asks for one night with no rules or boundaries, and his control snaps.

When London experiences an unexpectedly white Christmas, all dirigible traffic is grounded, leaving Holly and Jack free to act upon their stormy passions. Holly finds her determination to stay emotion-free crumbling unaware Jack is experiencing the same need. Each lover wishes for more, but fears it can’t be. Instead they focus their desires in mind-blowing passion.

But when Holly discovers that Jack isn’t who he claimed to be, everything is thrown into turmoil. Can she trust the man she thought she knew?

Now on to the contests! Yes, plural:). I have two fun contests waiting for your participation.

To celebrate the release of Dirigibles Are Forever I’m once again giving away fabulous Overman jewellery.

Steampunk Jewellery Contest (Ends Today!)

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To win this necklace and pair of earrings you can

1) Comment here and tell me if you could be/do anything you wanted what would you do?

2) Follow me on Twitter

3) Like my Facebook page

4) Mark Dirigibles Are Forever as Want to Read on Goodreads

Each of these will be an entry to win. This contest ends Friday 19th December, 2015 at midnight. A winner will be chosen on Saturday the 20th December, 2015.

Dirigibles Are Forever Reader Contest

Fancy winning a gift card? If you read Dirigibles Are Forever and post a review on Amazon by Thursday January 1, 2015, you’ll be entered to win a $50 gift card (Amazon or All Romance eBooks, your choice).

The contest rules are easy:

1) You must post a review on Amazon and email me a link to the review, by midnight EST Thursday January 1, 2015. Please put “Dirigibles Are Forever Reader Contest” in the subject line and email it to tina(dot)christopher7(at)googlemail(dot)com.

2) Posting an Amazon review is the qualifier to enter the contest.

3) You may gain additional entries by posting your review on Goodreads, Barnes & Noble, and ARe. You must email me the links to those reviews also.

4) Obviously I hope you’ll love the book, but if you don’t, just post your honest review. I might wallow and eat too much chocolate, but I’ll get over it;).

5) The winner will be contacted Friday January 2nd, 2015.

 

Darker Temptations Relaunch: Secrets, Surprises and #Giveaways

As you may have noticed, Darker Temptations has been undergoing some changes.  Its time for a relaunch.

So what’s new?  We’ll still be blogging a common theme every two weeks, two themes per month. But not daily and with a leaner team of bloggers.  Now we’ll be here every Tuesday and Thursday, blogging on paranormal and science fiction mysteries, romance, evil doers and much, much more.  We may even write an original story or two.  And it starts now!  With a party.  Come join us for…

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Secrets

At most great parties, secrets are spilled.  And this is a great party, so we’ll share our secrets for the first theme. Each one of us–Marcella Burnard, Tina Christopher, Sabrina Garie and Viki Lyn–will reveal one secret about ourselves in our post. It can be anything. And we mean anything.

Don’t feel left out. We’d love for you to share your secrets with us. We won’t tell. 😉  Shy?  No problem, just  share your insights on our secrets.  We’re offering incentives.

Surprise Giveaways

At the end of our two weeks of secrets, they’ll be an author gift basket giveaway.  Each author gets to choose from one of the following three items to put in the basket:  1) an ebook; 2) a print book; or 3) a gift card.  We aren’t telling. Secrets, remember?  So the winner will receive four surprise prizes.

How do you win?

Easy. Comment on the blog post of our authors.  All commenters will be assigned a number and entered into a raffle. A winner will be chosen with  random.org, which selects numbers at–you guessed it–random.  You can increase your chances of winning by commenting on several authors’ posts. There are four of us, so if you comment on all four of our blog posts, we will assign you four number in the raffle. If you comment on just three, then you’ll be assigned three numbers, and so forth.

Come and join the fun.  What’s your secret?

 

Contest!! plus…If You Could Live In Another Time…

If you could live in another time, what time would you like to live in? That’s the topic at Darker Temptations over the past couple of weeks and a question for me to ponder…

But first….Contest! Contest! See below for details on getting a chance to win a free pdf copy of Resistance – Outlaw Lovers!

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Call me crazy but I would be interested in living sometime in the future, specifically during the times of my Outlaw Lovers series…about  seven plus years from now it would be a post-catastrophic time where most of the women have died from various illnesses and there are tons of men available.

Here’s a peek at how life would be like:

A fast-acting virus has killed a majority of the world’s female population and forced the creation of the Claiming Law. Groups of males have the right to claim a female as property…sexual property. With the Terrorist Wars over, the Outlaw brothers come home to declare ownership of their women…

I would be part of the “Resistance”. A ragtag group of people who are willing to fight to reinstate a democratic government and get rid of the newly formed dictatorship as well as the Claiming Law. I’d have my pick of hunky guys who believe in a woman picking her own man (or men) for her mates. And I would try like hell to avoid getting caught by the groups of men roving around looking to claim wives.

How about you? Do you have a wish to live in another time?

So, my contest question is…

For a chance at a free pdf ebook copy of “Resistance” send me an email jan_springer_ca@yahoo.ca with the first names of the three main characters (one female and two males) in the futuristic erotic romance “Resistance” part of my Outlaw Lovers series at Ellora’s Cave. 

Your answer can be found here:

http://www.ellorascave.com/resistance.html

A winner will be picked sometime over this weekend and their name will be posted here and I will contact them as well.

Contest deadline – midnight tonight – Friday September 27, 2013 E.T.

Good luck! Woot!

Books can be read in this series order (ebook formats)…1. Jude Outlaw   2. The Claiming  3. Colter’s Revenge  4. Tyler’s Woman  5. Resistance…..and in paperback format 1. Jude and Luke (contains Jude Outlaw & The Claiming) 2. Colter’s Revenge 3. Tyler’s Woman – no paperback version of Resistance available yet.

Also an update: Look for Toygasm , Attracted to Him and Attracted to Her releasing soon from Ellora’s Cave. Details can be found here: http://janspringerauthor.wordpress.com/coming-soon-2/

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And releasing soon – Marley’s Menage – Book 2 The Key Club from Spunky Girl Publishing – http://spunkygirlpublishing.weebly.com/coming-next.html

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Happy Reading,

Jan Springer

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Erm… I’m a bad blogger. But GIVEAWAY!

So this morning, something dawned on me.

HOLY CRAP. THERE IS A BLOG CALLED DARKER TEMPTATIONS AND I AM SUPPOSED TO BE POSTING THERE EVERY SO OFTEN. WTF HAPPENED?

So here’s what happened. I got a new phone. And, said new phone is not programmed with the neato little reminders that old phone was. You know, the ones that pinged me every other Friday and said “Hey, Moron, go do your blog.”

So, this is me, grovelling and apologizing. I’m really sorry that I flaked out for a couple of Fridays there. It wasn’t intentional, promise!!

So, since those reminders also told me WHAT I was supposed to blog about, I’m sort of flying blind for this post.

“What? Regina winging it? That’s never happened.” *takes off sarcasm hat*

So, here’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to give you guys something free to absolve my guilt. (Hehehehee. Here, kids! I’ll make up for bad parenting by giving you too much stuff.)

I’ll pick one random commenter and send them one FREE ebook! You can pick any of my Ellora’s Cave releases. Here, I’ll just leave you links here in case you want to go ahead and pick out your favorite. 😉 Just click the cover and it’ll take you to the Amazon page.

I’ll run this contest through midnight on Sunday, July 9th. That gives you all weekend to comment! So talk to me below, and tell me how I should punish myself for flaking on my poor Darker Temptations. 🙂

 

 

Muffi Beyer’s Exile Scavenger Hunt

muffi buttonToday we’re welcoming debut author Muffi Beyer for a stop on her Exile Scavenger Hunt, so let’s start with the Super Duper Important Scavenger Hunt Instructions. After those you’ll find my review of the book, Muffi’s Bio, the blurb, and buy links. There’s also a tour-wide prize of a $20 Gift Card to Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Enjoy!

Super Duper Important Instructions:

There are 15 (fifteen) stops for this Scavenger Hunt. Each stop contains a picture/button with a letter on it. All 15 letters form a message or phrase that is associated with the book. The letters are scattered randomly to the hosts. You will need to collect all 15, unscramble them, and then enter the decoded message in the Rafflecopter for the ‘extra entries’. Good luck!

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Scheduled stops on Muffi’s Scavenger Hunt are:

BadBarbsPlace 5/10- Fri
Candlelight Book Promotions 5/10- Fri
Cristal Ryder 5/11- SAT
Darker Temptations 5/12- SUN
Lea Barrymire 5/13- Mon
I am a book addict…and proud of it 5/14- Tue
AJ Jarrett 5/15- Wed
A.M. Griffin 5/20- Mon
Unearthly Musings 5/21- Tue
Anya Richards 5/22- Wed
For Whom The Books Toll 5/23- Thur
Nightstand Novels 5/25- SAT
Tattooed Book Review 5/26- SUN
Coffee & A Book Anytime 5/28- Tue
Amy Ruttan 5/31- Fri

Review by Anya Richards

For the sake of full disclosure, I’ll say up front that I edited Exile for Muffi. Any issues you have with that aspect of it, well, it’s my fault.

Here’s the thing though. As an editor, it’s not my job to like a book—I’m just employed to do a clean-up of grammar and syntax, look for any continuity issues, the usual. When she first sent the book to me I was pretty sure I wouldn’t like it, because it has one of my hot-button plot points…the death of a child.

Then I started working on it.

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There were times when I had to stop and go back a few pages, because I realized I’d stopped editing and was just reading, NEEDING to know what would happen next.

What a freakin’ roller coaster ride!

I’ll warn you, this is not your typical romance by any standards. There will probably be some readers who say it isn’t really a romance at all. I actually think how you react to this book may just be a good indication of how you view the world—if you’re a die-hard romantic, you’ll see it one way, if a complete cynic, you’ll see it another.

Rachel, the heroine, seems to be living a dream life at the beginning of the book—beautiful little boy, the trapping of success gained from an exciting and fulfilling job—but even then there is the sense of something untoward hovering over her head. As one piece of her life shatters, Rachel is left clinging to the others, trying to hold on to some sense of normalcy and self in a world turned upside down and inside out. Everything she knows about herself, about the world, is tested and, in the end, we are left to ask some serious questions…such as: What is real? What is true? What are the possibilities?

I actually love this book. It made me think, made me laugh in places, always had me guessing about what would happen next. It’s one of those books that first-person narrative was created for and, even though it was first-person, the secondary characters still were clearly defined. It really is a romantic psychological thriller with a touch of the paranormal, or a thrilling paranormal romance with a psychological twist…whichever you prefer! If you enjoy a book that will grip you, shake you and have you thinking about it for days after you finish it, Exile might be the book for you. Just be warned, you will be up all night and guessing right to the very, very end!

Bio:

Muffi Beyer grew up on the beaches of Malibu and has spent her career writing for Hollywood.  Her credits include Days of Our Lives, Santa BarbaraNash Bridges, Doc, Sue Thomas FBeye, and My Friends Tiger and Pooh.  She has also produced several reality shows including The Real World, Road Rules, and Project Runway Allstars. She currently spends her days writing her next paranormal trilogy, hanging with her kids and husband, walking her overweight Italian Greyhound, and recording her dreams for future projects. This is her first novel.

Author Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Muffi-Beyer/549879745043402

Twitter:https://twitter.com/MuffiBeyer

Website:http://www.MuffiBeyer.com

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 Blurb:

“Exile is a deeply romantic psychological thriller that will take you on a roller coaster exploration of grief, logic, and the transcendental nature of love…”

Anya Richards, Best-selling author

Reeling from the loss of her son and her ex’s indifference, Rachel a successful film director, heads to Ireland to shoot her next project. Once there, she’s plagued with vivid dreams and a gnawing sense of déjà vu. But Rachel’s tough exterior really begins to crumble when she spots a statue in the town square and is shocked to realize it’s the exact replica of the man who has haunted her dreams for months—a handsome stranger for whom she feels a deep and mysterious attraction…

Will Rachel choose love even at the expense of her own sanity? Or is her love for the man of her dreams more real than anything here on earth…?

 Buy Links:

Amazon:   Barnes & Noble:  Smashwords:   Kobo:

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