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Rehab Is For Witches – Available now!

2 Nov

It’s here! It’s here! I’ve been waiting for so long for this to be released, you guys don’t even know….

Raise your glass! Read this book!

Raise your glass! Read this book!

But here it is, in all its shiny, new release-y glory!

Go on, lookit that gorgeous cover!

Go on, lookit that gorgeous cover!

I am so proud to be a part of this anthology. I was privileged to be able to work again with the incomparable Miranda Stork and Elle J. Rossi, and pleased to be working with Cynthia Valero, J.A. Howell, and Tyffani Clark Kemp for the first (and not the last *wink wink*) time.

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Seriously. This was me all the time working and plotting with these ladies. They’re AWESOME.

The end result was something truly amazing. A great book with great characters, each of them with a story to tell. And my goodness, the stories they have to share. Witches, mayhem, drama, snark and creative spells, zombie whispering, some demon-type guy that’s REALLY attached to his pen, a cookie jar, and sly references to Shakespeare, Harry Potter, and Hanson. What more could you ask for? How about exploding man parts, hunky Scandinavian dudes, designer shoes, and an all-around good time? Well, we’ve got you covered.

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Writing “A Trunk Full of Peril” was an incredible labor of love and feels. Circe and Hadrian mean so much to me, and I hope that if you pick up our book, they will give you as many feels as they gave me. Because they gave me a lot. Forcefully, I might add.

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In short….here’s the blurb. Here’s the link. You know what to do. Allons-y!

In case you didn't know.

In case you didn’t know.

Welcome to Little Raven: an unsullied, beautiful woodland hamlet in the heart of the Midwest.

The sort of place where furry creatures romp about and spend their days bursting into song.

Actually, that’s a giant pack of lies.

Little Raven is a town…for witches.

And some of those witches might have bent the rules. A teensy bit. When six magical miscreants dabble with black magic, they end up together at Incantations, the town’s rehab center for witches gone awry. It’s a slap on the wrist for naughty witches. Pretty much a daycare center so they don’t wander off and start turning people into newts on a whim. Each witch must work through her addiction to black magic, and follow the tenets designed to lead them back to the path of the straight and narrow, as boring as that sounds. Even if following the tenets sucks worse than a group round of kum-bay-ya. Which sucks. Horribly.

We will admit we are powerless over magic—that our lives have become unmanageable.

We will make a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of the Goddess as we understand Her.

We will make a searching and fearless moral and magical inventory of ourselves.

We will admit to the Goddess, to ourselves, and to another being the exact nature of our magical wrongs.

We will make a list of all persons or beings we have harmed, and become willing to make amends to them all.

We will make direct amends to such beings whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

We are entirely ready to bow before the Goddess and have Her remove all our defect of character, even at the risk of being entirely stripped of our magic.

But this is just the start. There’s something rotten in Little Raven, something that seeks to take all the magic it can, and devour the inhabitants in the process. It will take the strength and power of all the witches to defeat the darkness seeping into their town, beat it back, and be rid of it forever…and maybe just make it through rehab while they’re saving the world.

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Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Rehab-Witches-Tyffani-Clark-Kemp-ebook/dp/B00P1Q0B8Y/ref=sr_1_1/177-3955443-3095612?ie=UTF8&qid=1414762571&sr=8-1&keywords=rehab+is+for+witches

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rehab-Witches-Tyffani-Clark-Kemp-ebook/dp/B00P1Q0B8Y/ref=sr_1_1/277-2546130-4627822?ie=UTF8&qid=1414762640&sr=8-1&keywords=rehab+is+for+witches

 

Tara Wood Author PhotoTara S. Wood divides her time between creating domestic bliss and creating hot paranormal/fantasy romance with the occasional side of kink. When not playing June Cleaver for her hubby and daughter, she can be found at her part time job at the local library, surreptitiously scanning through the pages of books she’s supposed to be shelving. She spends a great deal of time scheming up new ideas and fangirling with friends over British television and film stars. Tara resides with her wonderful and tolerant family in the suburbs of Houston, Texas, and is currently at work on several projects, all of them epic. She can also be found lurking on the internet, or in fine establishments such as Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

I’ve Been Nominated! (or How One Hapless Author Resorts to Shameless Self-Promotion For Votes)

10 May

They say it’s an honor to just be nominated. How true, how true. You can imagine my shock (and several high-pitched squeals) when I found out my novel, “Redemption in Blood: A Novel of The Penitent” had been nominated by InD’tale Magazine for a 2012 RONE Award. *insert silly grin*

Seriously.

This is the second round of voting: the public round. Which means I now I have to convince you to pop over there and vote for me. The shameless begging begins now. Please. Here’s the link: http://indtale.com/rone-awards/2012/week-4-paranormal

In order to influence you to take those few minutes to go over, login (it’s required, but nothing hinky), and click the button next to my book, I’ll throw the amazing cover in your face for good measure. Kudos to Miranda Stork for making Vesper look hot as hell on the brand new cover.

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Second, if you haven’t read it (please do!), here’s the blurb telling you what it’s all about.

Murder is serious business among vampires. If you kill, so do they. They are the Penitent – a military order among vampire society charged with one task only. Execute the condemned.

Vesper Hyde is a model Penitent. Solitary. Skilled. Deadly. Only once has she ever lost a target, even though it almost cost her life. Now the one that got away is back with a vengeance, and this time he’s determined to finish the job. She needs to overcome the whispers of doubt and let her instinct and training take over to redeem her failure. But on this second time around, she doesn’t expect a sidekick. A very sexy, stubborn, human sidekick.

Homicide Detective Decker Price has seen it all, including the murder of his wife at the hands of a twisted serial killer. When another murder pitches him headfirst into a world of vampires, witches, and sorcery, he is given a chance to mend shattered parts of his soul. But Vesper’s world is as dark and alluring as the Penitent herself and he will come face to face with echoes of his past in order to help her keep a vicious enemy at bay.

If they are to succeed, they will need to push aside both their failings and work together to ensure the balance of their worlds remains unchanged. Redemption comes at a cost – is their love worth the price?

Sounds like an award winner, right?

Third, “Redemption” has 37 reviews on Amazon with a 4.8 out of 5 star rating. This pleases me. You can go here and read some.

And last (but certainly not least), InD’tale Magazine reviewed “Redemption” in their April issue, giving it 4 stars and 5 steam kettles for sexiness. You can read the review here.

Finally, it would make me so happy to advance to the next round where industry professionals will be voting on a winner, which will be awarded at the Romance Novel Convention in August in Las Vegas.

In case you missed it at the beginning of the post, here’s the link to go vote for me: http://indtale.com/rone-awards/2012/week-4-paranormal

Voting lasts for one week. Please help me make it to the next round! If you vote, thank you. If you have read “Redemption”, thank you. If you’ve left a review, thank you. If you do nothing but read this post and wish me all the best, thank you. Any encouragement is fuel for the writer’s soul. Your support means so much.

‘A Celtic Tapestry’ from Moon Rose Publishing Release Day!!!

20 Mar

 

Eight authors, eight Celtic festivals…all weaved into one tapestry.

A Celtic Tapestry.

Welcome to the official release of A CELTIC TAPESTRY!

The wheel of the year turns, bringing the joy of spring, the warmth of summer, the richness of autumn, and the merriment of winter. But eight Celtic festivals link these seasons together, bringing with them romance, lust, danger, and even magic. From a city under threat from night-time creatures at Ostara, to a selkie caught by the light of the Lughnasadh moon, to a writer caught in the flames of a fiery goddess at Imbolc.

Eight authors have come together to give their own twist on these festivals, weaving each story with a blend of myth, magic, and contemporary telling…to create A Celtic Tapestry.

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Crimson Beat–Elle J Rossi

In Nashville, Ostara night is filled with monsters…and only one woman can take them on.

Beltane Fires–Livia Ellis

Deep in the Irish countryside, a witch takes over as Mother of her coven. Will a ‘wink at the moon’ love spell give her what she most wants?

Blade’s Magic–Carolyn Wolfe

Midsummer celebrations are going as usual for one magical young woman, until she comes into contact with Max Blade–a man from another dimension.

Shore’s Edge–Tara S Wood

Lammas beckons in Ireland in the year 1170, bringing with it war. Will one feisty young woman have to marry the man she hates most, or will the Gods bring her another answer?

The Picnic–Elodie Parkes

The woods near Morgan’s home are under threat. But will salvation come for the woods–and himself–in the form of a beautiful environmental officer?

Shadows in the Dark–Miranda Stork

A surprising past life regression opens up a new world for one young woman…but it also throws her at the mercy of an unknown Shadow Man.

Magic in Memphis–Hunter S Jones

Memphis. The favourite place of a hard working public-relations employee, whose life is good, but without surprise…until she has a chance meeting with James Wellington on Yule night, throwing her world upside-down.

Brigid’s Flame–Laura DeLuca

A writer, depressed at the turns of his career and losing his relationship with his girlfriend, looks to the Gods for inspiration at Imbolc…and finds the goddess Brigid answers his prayers.

 

Learn a little more about the magic within the pages…

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And now for the giveaway! Well, what IS the free stuff? Moon Rose Publishing, as part of the A CELTIC TAPESTRY tour, is giving away a ton of good stuff. You could win a print copy of A CELTIC TAPESTRY, a sticker pack, bookmarks, a beautiful necklace and jewelled bookmark from Tara S Wood, or an e-book of the anthology!

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Official Trailer for “A Celtic Tapestry”

5 Mar

You know it’s coming. You’ve marked the date (if you haven’t, you really should) on your calendar. “A Celtic Tapestry”, the latest offering from Moon Rose Publishing, has just released the official trailer to accompany this anthology. I am SO proud to be a Moon Rose author, and even prouder to be a part of this great collection of stories. All of ladies that will be contained within the pages are amazing. This is truly a convergence of talent. So until March 21st rolls around, you’ll have to content yourself with this…..

Copyright 2013 of Moon Rose Publishing.

The wheel of the year turns, bringing the joy of spring, the warmth of summer, the richness of autumn, and the merriment of winter. But eight Celtic festivals link these seasons together, bringing with them romance, lust, danger, and even magic. From a city under threat from night-time creatures at Ostara, to a selkie caught by the light of the Lughnasadh moon, to a writer caught in the flames of a fiery goddess at Imbolc.

Eight authors have come together to give their own twist on these festivals, weaving each story with a blend of myth, magic, and contemporary telling…to create A Celtic Tapestry.

Elle J. Rossi – Crimson Beat

Livia Ellis – Beltane Fires

Carolyn Wolfe – Blade’s Magic

Tara S. Wood – Shore’s Edge

Elodie Parkes – The Picnic

Miranda Stork – Shadows in the Dark

Hunter S. Jones – Magic in Memphis

Laura DeLuca – Brigid’s Flame

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Copyright 2013 Moon Rose Publishing

Copyright 2013 Moon Rose Publishing

Copyright 2013 Moon Rose Publishing

 

Cover Reveal for my new Paranormal Romance: Lucius: The Fallen!

25 Jan

I am beyond excited to show you all the fabulous cover for my new paranormal romance that I co-wrote with the amazing Lorecia Goings. This is the first book in a new series from Moon Rose Publishing that deals with a deliciously dark and sexy band of fallen angels and their quest to return to Heaven. Without further ado, I give you Lucius: The Fallen.

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Available April 1st from Moon Rose Publishing. Cover Artist: Miranda Stork

SIX ANGELS ONCE SAT AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE ALMIGHTY, BUT AN ILL-FATED DECISION CAST THEM OUT OF HEAVEN. NOW THEY SERVE HIM ON EARTH, SLAYING DEMONS FOR THEIR REDEMPTION. THEY ARE…THE FALLEN.

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“Relish this moment in My favor. It is your last.”

Lucius, once revered at the side of God, fell to Earth with his brothers to pay penance and atone for his lapse in leadership. Wingless and forsaken, they have all paid a price for their complicity. Lucius’ hubris is now a curse, and he cannot rest until they carry out the last of The Almighty’s orders…and stop a war that has been millennia in the making.

Persephone Roberts is always in the right place at the right time, the serendipity allowing her to help people on her travels. When it leads her to cross paths with the band of hard-living fallen angels, she sets her sights on their leader, and is determined to restore Lucius’ faith in their quest. And in himself.

But the ancient evil the angels strive to fight has put Persephone in its crosshairs. It will be up to Lucius and his brothers to save her and destroy the minions of the dark. Can the amber-eyed beauty with her accepting heart heal wounds that cut soul deep, and force him to reclaim a glory he once tossed aside? Is he strong enough to realize the path back to Heaven begins with her, or will he be forever…fallen?

And here’s the full in all it’s feathery glory!

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All cover images are copyright of Moon Rose Publishing. Cover Artist: Miranda Stork

COMING APRIL 1st, 2013 from Moon Rose Publishing!

OFFICIAL RELEASE for Once Upon A Twisted Time!!!

30 Oct

© 2012 Moon Rose Publishing. All rights reserved.

This is the official release day of Once Upon A Twisted Time, the first anthology from Moon Rose Publishing! A collection of dark adult fairytales, these stories will turn your idea of what a fairytale should be on its head! From Steampunk to Fantasy, there is something for everyone in this fantastic collection of four novellas. The novellas are based upon The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Snow White, and Beauty and the Beast-see if you can work out which one is which! It is now available on the Moon Rose Publishing site, and from Amazon!

Think you know your fairytales? Think again. These aren’t your normal happily-ever-after. Within these pages, a murderous Little Mermaid gets her revenge, the Cinderella doesn’t really want to wear the slipper, Snow White is up to her eyes in industrial experiments, and the Beauty is in fact the Beast.

This collection of four novellas will surprise you, make you gasp in horror, sigh with relief, and sit on the edge of your seat. And most of all…they will make you rethink everything you think you know about dark fairytales…

Be sure to check out the giveaway at the end of the post and enter to win some fabulous prizes!!!

© 2012 Moon Rose Publishing. All rights reserved.

SONG OF THE ABYSS – Lindsay Avalon

Princess Nerissa had envisioned a perfect wedding to a handsome prince. Instead, she fell into a nightmare. When her new husband tries to murder her just hours after pledging his life to her, she must flee towards the sea. Caught in transition from woman to selkie, she is trapped by the dark waters she hoped would be her salvation. Now her destiny becomes that of luring young men to their death…until one comes along that reignites the spark of love inside her. However to ensure her future, she must first face her past. Revenge must be taken…for both her life, and the life of the young man she now loves.

MISS CAVENDISH AND THE SPARK OF SALVATION – Tara S. Wood

© 2012 Moon Rose Publishing. All rights reserved.

In a city toiling under the iron fist of the Spiegel Syndicate and its monopoly on coal, Miss Georgina “George” Cavendish is on the brink of a breakthrough that could change the world forever. There’s just one thing standing in her way, her aunt – Xenobia Cavendish. Threatened by her efforts, the Syndicate procures the services of a notorious assassin with a past tied to her own, known as The Huntsman, to dispatch the brilliant scientist. But once he gets a glimpse of the headstrong beauty, will he be able to do the job, or will Georgina sway him to The Cause? And will George find the breakthrough she needs in time, or is New London Town doomed to forever lie under the dark shadow of her aunt’s factories?

© 2012 Moon Rose Publishing. All rights reserved.

HAWKE AND THE BEAST – Trish M. Dawson

Some curses last forever, and some can be broken with the whisper of three little words. Isabella Rose Woodward fell in love with a witch’s son over a century ago. Her punishment for breaking the young man’s heart was a beastly one. Every month she turns into a different creature, aging on the full moon when her curse allows for a brief return to her human form. Her only salvation is to find a man that will love her as she is…be it adorned in feathers, fur or scales. Has she found this love with the handsome Jasper Hawke? Or will a mysteriously determined Hunter find her first, and snuff out the life she so desperately seeks? A life of normalcy, where she loves and is loved in return… just as she is.

REBORN CITY – Miranda Stork

© 2012 Moon Rose Publishing. All rights reserved.

Nyx has one mission in life; bring down the brainwashing of New Omsk’s citizens, and release them from their mundane lives of toil. The year is 2355, and the world is a new place. A Governor is in charge of every city in the world, and humanity is attempting to rebuild itself after recovering from a war that nearly killed it. But this Governor has set his eyes on the intrepid little hacker, Nyx, and he will stop at nothing to get her. But perhaps he needs her more than he ever dreamed he would…as do his citizens.

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CONTEST

Moon Rose Publishing, to celebrate its newest release, is also having a huge contest over on Facebook and their website!

One grand prize winner will win;

  • Five free ebooks, including a copy of the Once Upon A Twisted Time anthology
  • A personalised fairytale ring from http://www.etsy.com/shop/Coryographies
  • Once Upon A Twisted Time postcards and bookmarks
  • Exclusive charm necklace and bookmark from Tara S. Wood
  • Exclusive Once Upon A Twisted Time glossy poster.

And three runners up will win;

  • Five free ebooks, including a copy of the Once Upon A Twisted Time anthology
  • And bookmark and postcard swag!

You can enter by going to the link below, to the rafflecopter contest!

TAKE ME TO THE CONTEST! I WANT TO WIN STUFF!

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All images relating to Once Upon A Twisted Time, including cover image and character renderings, are owned by Moon Rose Publishing and cannot be used or reproduced without the express written permission of Moon Rose Publishing.

“The Shade” – Available Now!!!

28 Aug

The Shade – Cover by Miranda Stork

Thought I would take a moment and let you all know that my new paranormal romance novella, “The Shade”, is available now at Amazon and Smashwords for your enjoyment!! Only 99 cents, so go and pick up your copy today!!

A brief description:

Cillian is a Shade, a man who walks among the world of Other Realm, spreading the seeds of discord and chaos into the Dreams of mortals as punishment for a life ill-lived. As he casts the sands of Nightmares into Everly Whitcombe’s dreams, he finds himself taken with the haunted beauty. He defies his vocation by visiting her Dreams more often than he should and trying to comfort when he should destroy. As he commits his transgressions, he puts them both in danger. Can he find a way for them to be together, or are they destined to only meet in Dreams?

The trailer:

Excerpt:

“You opened the Door, Shade,” The Sandman rasped. “Close it at your own peril. You know what happens to those who turn their backs on opportunity.”

Cillian’s eyes narrowed like daggers. “Opportunity? I’d rather be dead, because this sure as shit isn’t living.”

“That can be arranged. And I doubt you would find Death to be a gentler master than I.” The Sandman paused, a smile working its way across his thin, dusty skin. “Not to mention, if you are truly dead, you can never go back. The Other Realm will be closed to you. Forever.”

Cillian gave a derisive snort. “Go back? That’s a lie you’ve served me for centuries. A beautiful lure to which I am no longer attracted. Wave it somewhere else and see what you pluck from the mire.”

“It is no lie. Perhaps you were not worthy before. You have served well. It may be time to revisit your arrangement.”

“Spare me your pretty lies. You and I both know I’m damned here. Hell has nothing on Oblivion,” Cillian laughed coldly. “Just give me the fucking jar.”

The Sandman’s hand reached out, a whispery cloud of dust rising into the air as it moved, and placed the small silver jar into his palm. “Take it, Shade. Go and fulfill your obligations. You have a debt to me.” The Sandman’s eyes were hard as he smiled.

Cillian turned his back, shoving the jar in his pocket. He flipped the hood over his head and called out over his shoulder as he broached the threshold of the Other Realm, “I am beholden to no one. Not even you.”

Stop by Amazon and Smashwords to pick up your copy today!!

 

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