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Pantheons and Promo

First and foremost, I have to brag briefly, then I promise delve into sexy gods.NightmareInk

My urban fantasy NIGHTMARE INK came out on Tuesday.Ā  I’m in the midst of a month long blog tour. You can win a copy of the book by visiting a blog or two and leaving a comment. The easiest way to keep track is to follow me on Twitter (@marcellaburnard) I’ll post links every day. Rest assured, I’m too socially awkward to be very noisy on Twitter. šŸ˜€ If you’d like to know a little more about the book before committing to a blog comment, have a look at Penguin’s site.

On to sexy gods and/or pantheons!

Egyptian. Let me qualify that lest you imagine I have some repressed beast-headed god kink. I love the Egyptian pantheon and not just because it rose up as my patron pantheon as I was being initiated into Wicca. Since I was training in a Celtic tradition, the Egyptian thing was a big surprise.

Thing is, I’m into the intellectuals and the Egyptian pantheon is chock full. Thoth, Osiris, Horus, even Set is pretty brainy if a tad twisted. I confess, though, that one of the reasons I love this pantheon so very much is that the goddesses are equals of the gods. They are as fierce and as powerful. That’s part of what’s so attractive to me. Gods who are seducing goddesses who are their equals – there’s so much more intellectual interplay and that’s sexy.

Besides. The Egyptian gods wore eyeliner. What’s not to like? šŸ˜€


Surprise Giveaways

At the end of our two weeks of secrets, thereā€™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 arenā€™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, which selects numbers atā€“you guessed itā€“random. You can increase your chances of winning by commenting on several authorsā€™ 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 youā€™ll be assigned three numbers, and so forth.

Secret posts where you can comment:

HappyĀ Reading!

Taxes and a New Novel

You may have noticed that we’re undergoing some renovations here at Darker Temptations. Posts may be a little sparse – but we are still here. And we are working on bringing you more authors and more content. Stay tuned.

On another note, everyone dreads April 15 in theĀ US. It’s Tax Day.Ā It’s almost a national holiday. The post office is open until midnight so you can get that all important post mark that’s dated April 15 – even if you waited until 10pm that night to start your taxes. (Though there’s a small contingent of us who look forward to it if only because it means that all of the tax hoop-jumping is finally over.)

This year, I have another reason to look forward to the date.Ā  My third novel comes out from Intermix. This one is Urban Fantasy, set in my neighborhood in Seattle (Ballard).Ā  I’ve turned the tea shop where I like to write into my heroine’s tattoo shop. (The tea shop staff are amused rather than annoyed, thankfully.)

Just got the cover last week. So here you go. I hope it means I can give a few other people something to look forward to on April 15. Besides taxes.

With theNightmareInk needle of a tattoo gun, Isa Romanchzyk has the power to create andĀ  destroy. In her shop Nightmare Ink, Isa helps those in need by binding theĀ  powers embedded in their Live Inkā€”the magical tattoos that can enhance the lifeĀ  of the wearer, or end it.Ā  But binding tattoos has earned Isa the contemptĀ  of her fellow artistsā€”including her former lover Daniel.

When a friend comes to the shop with a tattoo on the verge ofĀ  killing him, Isa canā€™t turn him away. For the first time in years, she worksĀ  Live Ink into someoneā€™s skinā€”something she swore sheā€™d never do again. ButĀ  breaking her vow soon becomes the least of her problems. Isa is horrified to discover her friendā€™s body in the shop, butĀ  the real nightmare begins when sheā€™s abducted and inked against her will.

Now, as she seeks retribution from the man who betrayed her,Ā Isa mustĀ  figure out how to bind her Living Tattoo before it consumes her completely…


Nightmare Ink — Coming April 15, 2014 from IntermixĀ –Ā Urban Fantasy

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