A New Look, Before the New Book

Book 4 of the FIND ME Series is coming soon…only a handful of scenes remain to be written, and then the fun stuff like editing and formatting (totally joking about that fun part lol) begin! But first, the series has undergone a bit of a transformation. I Hope You Find Me has a new interior (updated content and look, thanks to Vellum), and the entire series has a new look (which will start updating on the website and across all sales platforms after today). BONUS – did you know that ALL of these titles are currently on SALE from FREE to 99c? YES! Go catch yourself up! 😉

So, enough talking about it – want to see? Check out the beautimus new covers by Elizabeth Mackey Graphic Design below!

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SO! What do you think of the new look?! Let me know in a comment below!

 

 

 

 

Jake Snow is Coming!

Elodie Parkes is a British author writing romance, erotic, contemporary, and often with a twist of mystery, paranormal or suspense. Her books are always steamy, cool stories and hot love scenes.

Elodie lives in Canterbury with her two dogs. She works in an antique shop by day and writes at night, loving the cloak of silent, darkness that descends on the rural countryside around her home.

Elodie writes for, Hot Ink Press, Moon Rose Publishing, Eternal Press, and Evernight

She has also released titles as an individual indie author.

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Hi Trish,

Thank you for inviting me to the blog today to talk about my latest romance release, Jake Snow

 The book is the story of Bethany Snow’s brother. Bethany is the leading female character in my erotic romance, ‘The Last Time’ and people who read the book early in its release always wanted to know more about Jake. I had his story in my head and so here it is.

‘The Last Time’ takes place on a movie location and that’s where Jake and Bethany, who are private investigators are sent by their agency to deal with hate mail being sent to a movie star there.

‘Jake Snow’

It’s two years since his sister got married and Jake has been working cases alone. He’s tired and hoping to find love too when we meet him in this book. This time the story takes place in the fashion world and Jake gets caught up in the strange happenings in an atelier.

The idea for the movie location book came to me when I was invited to watch a shoot by an indie film maker. The idea for the high fashion setting for this book was seeded about the same time when I went to watch a fashion show with friends. I was on holiday overseas, with them. We had attended a dance theatre, and then later in the week a fashion show. I knew immediately that I would write a story about the world of fashion. The idea of placing Jake Snow in this world came after I had written, The Last Time.

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A new romantic mystery from Amazon best-selling author, Elodie Parkes

Jake Snow

Private detective, Jake Snow, has grown tired of working alone since his sister Bethany married, and stopped working on field cases with him. He’s chosen less high-powered cases as he decides against teaming with another partner from the Black Agency. Gradually Jake realizes he wants the kind of love his sister found, and a different job…

When he’s sent on what he thinks is a simple surveillance assignment, just before he’s due to take his requested extended leave, he finds a tangled web of lies, and a fashion designer in trouble…

The question is will he also find love?

With steamy love scenes and a twist of fun, this book is 18+

Read an excerpt G 13+ rated

It was seven o’clock as he lay on the bed. He closed his eyes, and pictured Pixie’s lovely face and her mouth. He let himself think about kissing her. He fell asleep promising himself that he would ask her out.

Jake’s cell phone woke him up. He clawed at it only managing to toss it to the floor instead of pick it up to answer. Fuck it.

He scrambled to the side of the bed and hung over there to reach the phone. It was his sister Bethany calling. She greeted him and he perked up, shuffling to sit up in the bed.

“Hi Bethany, it’s good to hear from you. What’s happening?”

“Jake, I miss you, and every time I hear your voice I think about coming back to work. How is work? Brandt tells me you’ve applied for holidays. That’s not like you Jake, you never take holidays.” Jake could hear a hint of concern in her voice and smiled. He missed her too.

“Work is a bit of a drag to be honest. Partly my own fault though because when Brandt asked me to team up with another detective for some high profile cases, I didn’t want to, so the jobs I’ve been doing lately have been, ‘less interesting,’ I guess you could say.”

“I’d like to see you. Seth would too. Come over here, have some time with us. It’s a beautiful place.”

Jake smiled again. “I’d like to Bethany, I just have a job to finish…it’s a weird one. There’s a young woman involved too…I like her Bethany…she’s lovely.”

“Have you asked her out or let her know you like her? I bet you haven’t. I’d like you to have someone. I can’t tell you how great it is to be loved.”

Jake ran his hand through his hair. “I haven’t said anything to her because it’s early days I only just met her and it’s a bit complicated. We don’t all fall on the client and seduce them the night we meet.” He laughed then because that was close enough to what had happened between his sister and her husband. “Then again it worked out well for you…”

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K. S. Haigwood’s Fresh New Look For A Best-Selling Series

~*~ Over 200 Reviews ~*~

*Paranormal * Suspense * Fantasy * Romance*

~ Guardian Angels ~ Guardian Demons ~ Heaven ~ Hell ~ Hate ~ Love ~ Soulmates ~

SAVE MY SOUL – Book 1 in the ‘Save My Soul’ series. 4.6/5 star rating

Kendra Larkin had everything going in the right direction. Her life was seemingly perfect, and she wouldn’t have changed a thing about it. Unfortunately, the course of her life was about to be forever altered. A tragic rappelling accident lands her on Dr. Adam Chamberlain’s operating table.
She agrees to a deal proposed by a guardian angel to help save the soul of the man who is both her doctor and soulmate. If she is successful, she gets to keep her life. However, she later learns that it isn’t just her life that’s in jeopardy, but her soul as well.
Even with the help of her handsome guardian angel, Rhyan, it seems there is no happy ending in sight. Torn between her newly discovered love of Rhyan, and the undeniable attraction she has for Adam, Kendra finds herself at a crossroad. With Adam’s steadfast rejection of God, and his guardian demon conspiring against her, she fears her soul may already be lost.
Will she find a way to overcome the evil her life is suddenly burdened with? Or will Adam’s guardian demon win both their souls and make Kendra his own personal puppet in Hell?

REVIEW QUOTES!!!

“I finished this book in one day, couldn’t put it down!! ”
Brandi

“Save my Soul is a page-turner that I would recommend to anyone with an appreciation for romance and the paranormal. ”
Mandy Trouten

REVIEW FROM A READER:
Okay so I’m writing this through tears. Wow, this story was just amazing, especially the ending. That was an ending I wasn’t anticipating. The plot always kept me guessing and kept me on the edge of my seat. The concept of the story was unique, so different than what I read all the time. It was refreshing, and truly amazing.
What happens if you woke up to find yourself dying on a hospital bed? What if you couldn’t move, couldn’t speak, but could hear everything that was occurring? Well that is what happens to 29 year old Kendra who had a bad accident after going rappelling with her friends. Imagine her surprise when being patched up and stitched back together by a doctor, who voice she finds safe and soothing, she hears a voice in her mind. Actually not just one voice, but two of them. Who are they? Well it turns out it is her guardian angel and the guardian angel of the doctor who saved her life. The doctor’s guardian angel, Coen, literally makes her an offer she couldn’t refuse. He made it so that Kendra lives, even after that tragic accident that was suppose to end her life. But he gives her a task in exchange for her life. Her task? Make the misguided doctor believe in God again. But there is one catch to this. Kendra only has one week to make Dr. Adam Chamberlain believe in God or she loses her soul and dies all over again except this time, permanently. How do you make a man who has given up on God believe again? Especially after a tragic event that caused the doctor to lose his faith in God in the first place. Can love conquer years of resentment and heartbreak? Or will both Kendra’s and Adam’s souls be lost forever?
Okay, I really loved the idea of putting guardian angels and guardian demons in this book. I never heard of a story like this before, it’s a really neat idea if you ask me. Kendra’s character in the book made me smile a lot. She was a strong female character who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to speak her mind. But not only is she brave and outspoken, she is also sweet and caring. She surprised me so much in this book with her generosity and kind actions. She was a character that many girls and women can relate to. I personally hope I can be something like Kendra one day. And the doctor in the story? I have one word to describe him: Amazing! Adam was what I expected him to be: sweet, remote, misguided but overall he was loyal to the end. His stubbornness added to his character and I think he was the perfect man for Kendra. Even Rhyan, Kendra’s guardian angel, will always have a place in my heart as well. He was so funny in the book and very charming. The emotion and love he shows to Kendra made me want to cry and give him a hug. His character added something unique to this book. Overall, an amazing book! I highly recommend this book to everyone who enjoys a great story with amazing characters.
Some of my favorite quotes from the book:
“I wasn’t talking to you, I was talking to myself.”
“Don’t do that, people will think you’re crazy.”
“You better watch it, Ms. Larkin, Ashley’s looks will break that nice camera of yours.” her boyfriend joined in with the cruel laughter. I started to speak, but Adam beat me to it. “If it made it through your shots, the camera will be just fine after Ashley’s session.”
“Are you going to tell me the reason I can’t stop looking at you?”
“Love conquers all evil. Don’t judge a book by its cover. Everything happens for a reason and … If you haven’t found your soul mate yet, don’t ever, ever give up hope; he or she is out there somewhere.” – Joc

HELL’S GIFT – Book 2 in the ‘Save My Soul’ series. 4.8/5 star rating

Depression consumes the guardian angel, Rhyan, after his human charge chooses her soulmate over him. Filled with anger and despair, he lashes out. And when his hate-filled words land him neck-deep in Hell, he realizes he’s gone too far. He expects trouble, but not to discover his own soulmate in the fiery depths. Abigail is there with good reason, but she’s done her time, and in order to save them both, Rhyan must strike a deal with the Devil. The stakes are higher than ever before, with his soul, his friends and even the fate of Heaven and Earth in jeopardy. If he fails, Rhyan stands to lose more than he ever feared. Will true love be denied? It will take everything he’s got to break down the traps Lucifer puts in his way. New lines are drawn and old scores are settled, and Rhyan is in for the fight of his life. With Abigail as the prize, and humanity in the balance, he will stop at nothing to claim…Hell’s Gift.

 

REVIEW QUOTES!!!

“A well written plotline filled with twists and very believable characters. ”
Shiralyn Lee

“After the first book in this series, Save My Soul, I could hardly wait for this one to come out. ”
Kelly The Red

“Hell’s Gift was a page turner from start to finish! ” Jennifer Wedmore

 

REVIEW FROM A READER:
Hell’s Gift is the second novel in the Save My Soul series, yet a standalone story, just like the first. You can read my review of book one, Save My Soul, here. A completely original idea for a fantasy romance, this book is a huge accomplishment on so many levels.
For a start, there’s a lot of story within those pages, and not one word of that is useless waffle. The action starts on page one and finishes with the last sentence. What made it more interesting for me was the frequent change of environment. Most of the action takes place in Hell, but it’s not the sort of Hell you would have imagined. I won’t tell you how it’s different, just trust that it is. Sometimes it’s better, often it’s worse, and the pain is not necessarily physical.
Rhyan’s trials are imaginative, and the secondary plots developed enough to allow us a glimpse into the psyche of many of the demons and fallen angels that populate the upper classes of this incredibly rich world. There are minions and beasts, love and hate, fear and debauchery – you’ve really got to read it and see for yourself.
Characterisation is one of K.S. Haigwood’s strongest points. Rhyan, a depressed guardian angel, is very well developed, his voice clear and easily identifiable throughout the story. You can understand his predicament – who doesn’t know the feeling of unrequited love? – and you can almost foresee his reactions. But. There’s always a but, with this author, because K.S. Haigwood can deliver enough twists and turns to turn a tornado on its head. Just as you think you’ve figured where the story is going next, she’s duped you again. Rhyan grows through his experiences and, in the background, you can see a few cracks beginning to appear in the personalities of secondary characters, too. Each one gets what they deserve, even if it’s just another chance to prove themselves.
I loved the story and the idea behind it. Love conquers all is the message in many books, but you rarely see it as challenged and as humorised as here. Take this short dialogue, for example:
“Which direction should I go?” I said to both Pogo and Malcolm.
“North,” Pogo replied.
“South,” Malcolm said.
“West it is, then,” I said, and stepped out into the acid blizzard.
The whole novel is littered with good chuckle moments, and even in the darkest hour, the thinnest hint of a silver lining is still visible among the clouds.
I wholeheartedly recommend reading this book. Shock therapy for body and soul, delivered at a hundred miles an hour with the humor and charisma of a trendsetter, Hell’s Gift is certain to be hailed the new wonder-drug to cure all ills. No one is perfect, and this books shows you why you don’t have to be. Get ready to laugh, cry and most of all feel your way through this addictive story. Kristie Haigwood is a skilled sorceress of the fantasy world. Five very well-deserved stars for this effort. – E Medler

Look for ‘GOOD SIDE OF SIN’ – Book 3, Coming Fall 2013

*Is going to Hell the worst thing that could happen to you?

Available at AMAZON in eBook & print!

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Are you ready for the new COVER REVEAL????

This is the official cover reveal for Moon Rose Publishing’s first published anthology!

Once Upon A Twisted Time is an anthology of fairytales – each with a dark twist.

Cinderella goes Sci-fi, Snow White has become Steampunk, The Little Mermaid has gone Gothic, and Beauty and the Beast has switched sides altogether! It will be available from the Moon Rose Publishing site on its release on Halloween, as well as from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, and all other Amazon sites. Do not miss out on your chance to pick up this amazing book on October 31st, 2012!

 

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Song of the Abyss – by Lindsay Avalon

Hawke & The Beast – by Trish Marie Dawson

Reborn City – by Miranda Stork

Miss Cavendish and the Spark of Salvation – by Tara S. Wood

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…

Coming  to Amazon – Halloween of 2012!

Song of the Abyss

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

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?

Hawke and the Beast

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

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.

Hawke & The Beast Snippet:

He slung the worn canvas backpack over his shoulders, pulling his arms through the straps before fastening the snug belt across his chest, effectively securing the pack to him so he wouldn’t lose it during the climb. With two more hours of sunlight left in the warm September day, he arrived early on purpose so he could stake out a good spot amongst the trees; a spot that would give him a fairly decent view of the canopy above him, as well as the forest floor beneath. Eventually he had found the perfect tree…an old pine that stood at least seven stories high with wide and open branches, allowing for a full three hundred and sixty degree view around the massive conifer.

Heaven in the sky, he thought to himself as he gracefully launched his lean body upwards, catching hold of the first massive branch with both hands. The pack stuck firmly to his back as he swung a leg up over the limb, hooking him in place. After pulling his torso level with the branch, he pushed against the wood until he was straddled alongside it, enjoying the feel of the rough bark rubbing the inner thighs of his jeans. Once on his feet in the tree, it took less than ten minutes for him to scale the trunk another forty feet off the ground until he found a place where the branches crossed close together so he could nestle safely in the thinner limbs without fear of falling to his death.

The pine smelled of green earth and fresh sap and he inhaled it greedily while removing a few items from the pack before securing it to a nearby branch. A sharpened pencil dangled from a string attached to his medium-sized notebook and he draped the digital camera strap around his neck, checking twice that the batteries were full and the memory card was properly installed.

“Hopefully tonight will be the night”, he mumbled quietly.

Check out the following Author blogs for more Anthology Snippets!

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http://tarasphere.wordpress.com/
http://lindsayavalon.blogspot.co.uk/