About Heather Dade, writing as Heather Kuehl
Thursday, September 23, 2010
(FYI: Aoife is pronounced EE-fah)
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
My story, "The Unexpected Guests," will be featured in this anthology's pages. This anthology will be benefiting the Armed Forces Children Education Fund, Inc. Find out more about this organization at http://www.afcef.org/. Kayden McLeod, author of Deadly Fetishes, will also be in this anthology. Read about her story here.
Damian’s Christmas party is the last place Sarah ever thought she’d find trouble…
Werewolf Sarah Vargas returns to South Carolina to attend a Christmas party thrown by Damian, born vampire and Lord of Charleston. She quickly discovers that The Council - an elite group of vampires - are attending. They are bringing with them two members of the Du'Rah, the vampire's elders. The Du'Rah are pretending to attend Damian's party so that they can initiate him into their ranks, however they have a more sinister plan. Will Sarah be able to save Damian from the true death and still celebrate the holiday season?
“Not only is it an honor to have the Du’Rah attend Damian’s event, it’s a danger,” T.D. said. She had sat upright on the bed and had her hand resting on the butt of her gun.
“Damian told me what happened at the last party they attended,” Sarah said. “No survivors.”
“They don’t attend parties to have a good time,” T.D. said. “They do it to take out competition.”
Jared and Sarah turned towards the witch. “What?”
T.D. nodded. “To become a Du’Rah is a very high honor, one gained only through age. There is no task to complete. You could live in a cave your whole life and still get inducted into the Du’Rah. They attend the galas of those chosen for the honor, and then find a reason to be displeased with them. The music wasn’t right. They didn’t have a Du’Rah’s favorite blood. The costumes offended a member. With displeasure comes death.”
“Then why are they attending Damian’s Christmas party?” asked Jared. “I mean, yes he was alive when Rome fell but there has to be vamps older than that.”
“There are,” said T.D. after a moment. “But Damian’s an interesting creature. He wasn’t born during Roman times Jared. Not only has he been a vampire longer than you can fathom, but he was born into vampirism. He has known no other life. The Du’Rah must feel threatened by this.”
“He’s been chosen to become a Du’Rah,” stated Sarah.
“We might as well been given a death sentence.”
Saturday, September 18, 2010
From Just Another Paranormal Monday:
The Christmas Anthology will be benefitting The ARMED FORCES CHILDREN’S EDUCATION FUND, Inc. (AFCEF) -- http://www.afcef.com as our charity. This fund was established on May 1, 2003, the first day of National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM).
The purpose of the non-profit corporation is to be able to financially assist the educational needs of the surviving children of the U.S. Military men and women who lost their lives on or after October 7, 2001, the commencement of Afghanistan operations, as part of the global war on terrorism defined as "Operation Enduring Freedom".
Regardless of our stance on war or our political opinions and views I feel that we, as authors, have something special that we can offer these surviving children. We are more than just mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers. Through our writing we build dreams, inspire hope and create worlds where all of life’s possibilities are within our readers grasp – they just need to turn the page. We are the teachers and dream-makers of tomorrow. What better way to give back than to give a future of learning – a future of becoming everything they could ever hope to be; become everything their parents would have wanted them to be, despite the difficult paths they have walked.
Through this anthology and its PG-13 Christmas stories we have the opportunity to create worlds that inspire those dreams and help give a small part of ourselves that may make a difference in a child’s life.
This anthology is due out in late November. This short story takes place some time after the events in Blood Moon, however I consider it stand alone. I hope you purchase this anthology; it's for a wonderful cause.
Happily Ever After Reviews reviewed Malevolent Dead, rating it 4.5 Teacups! "I would love to say more, but I can’t without giving away some major plot points. Malevolent Dead is an awesome adventure with kick-butt action, hot sexual encounters, and interesting characters."
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
16 blog followers
68 Twitter followers
94 Facebook followers
160 blog followers
138 Twitter followers
142 Facebook followers
Holy cow! I hope those of you who became followers continue doing so, because I have a lot of giveaways and events in the future. Now for the subject of this post: Winners! Thanks to Random.org I was able to enter in all data; over 700 enteries!
The winner of the crystal dragon is Kristina.
The two winners of a signed copy of Fade to Black are Debasmita and Beverly.
The winner of a pdf of Malevolent Dead is Chrizette.
Thank you again for entering my contest. I hope you come back to visit my blog!
The Roses of Prose
Love Romances and More
You Gotta Read
Lisa Haselton's Blog
Annette Snyder's Blog
Bitten By Books
Win a pdf of Malevolent Dead (Open until Sept 14)
Friday, September 10, 2010
Welcome to BlogFest 2010!
This is stop 156/258 on the BlogFest blog run!
What is BlogFest? Well, BlogFest is a blog run, allowing you to visit participating blogs from September 10 - 12. Each blog will be offering a fantastic giveaway for readers to enter. Listed below are the blog links that will pull readers through the party. Sounds fun right? With so many blogs there is no way you can enjoy them all, so make sure you bookmark the ones that look interesting! Then you can come back later to enjoy all they have to offer. Make sure you keep track of the blogs you visited by going to http://ajourneyofbooks.com/blogfest/. Anyone using this tracking site will be entered in the BlogFest 2010 massive giveaway.
Don't forget about the massive BlogFest 2010 grand giveaway! Head on over to http://ajourneyofbooks.halfzero.net/ and click on the Tracking Site link to head to the exclusive tracking site. Once there you can register with a valid email address (to be used solely for the purpose of contacting the winner). This site will allow you to track your progress through BlogFest 2010! You can log on from anywhere at any time and continue where you left off. The best part is that every blog that you visit and mark off through this tracking site will give you one entry into the massive giveaway! We have a great collection of books, goodies and other swag that is looking for a new home!
One grand prize winner will receive this crystal dragon (pictured below), measuring at seven inches long. Two winners will receive a signed copy of my book Fade to Black, and one lucky winner will receive a pdf copy of my latest release with Eternal Press, Malevolent Dead. That's a total of four chances to win!
My Giveaway Rules and Details:
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post with your email addy
Receive + 2 entries for being a blog follower
Receive + 2 entries for being a Twitter Follower @heatherkuehl
This giveaway is open to international residents. :o) Contest ends at 11:59 pm EST on the 12th. Winners will be notified by Sept 13.
Contest ends at 11:59pm on Sept 11.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Today I have two stops on my Malevolent Dead tour; Annette Snyder's Blog and Writing Space. New authors, make sure you check these out. I give newbie advice about promo and talk about the things I wish I knew about the publishing industry before I stepped foot in it.
Annette Snyder's Blog:
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
(from the BlogFest blog)
What is it?
BlogFest is a blog run of sorts. A list of participating blogs will be provided on September 10, each offering a fantastic giveaway for readers to enter. Each blog will link to another, pulling readers through the fantastic party we'll have set up for them!
The rules are quite simple.
1) Each blog must host a giveaway between 12:00 am EST on the 10th through 11:59 pm EST on the 12th. There are no stipulations as to the monetary value of this giveaway.
2) Each blog must post the links provided to them on the days of the event.
3) Your BlogFest post can remain as a single post over the multiple days, but make sure there is an easily visible link to it from the top of your blog. If people can't find your giveaway, they certainly can't enter it.
4) Giveaway rules are up to you.
5) We will have a webpage and database for visitors to use to help track their blog visits. While it is not mandatory that you direct your visitors there, it is a tool available to you.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Fang-tastic Books: CONTEST ALERT - Win a pdf of Malevolent Dead by commenting on my guest blog!
EDIT (6:45 PM) - I just checked Amazon.com and it looks like Malevolent Dead is already available on the Kindle! Totally awesome.
Also don't forget about the live chat tonight. Celebrate the release of Malevolent Dead with me at 5:30 PM MDT (that's 7:30 PM for all my east coast peeps) at http://eternalpress.biz/chat.php
Monday, September 6, 2010
This months Uprinting givaway are free business cards - 250 Die Cut Business Cards. Check out Upriting.com's awesome business cards. Authors, here's your chance to win free promo material! Even if you aren't an author, business cards can come in very handy.
One Winner will recieve
250 Die Cut Business Cards
(2 x 3.5”, 2 x 2” (square card) or 1.75 x 3.5” (slim card))
Die cutting options available: Rounded Corners, Leaf, Rounded One-Corner, Half-Circle Side, Circle
Paper Type: 14pt Cardstock Gloss, Matte, or High Gloss; 13pt Cardstock Uncoated
Color: 4Color Front, Blank Back; 4Color Front, Black Back; 4Color Both Sides
Limited to US residents; 18 years old and above
To enter leave a comment on this post with your email addy
Receive + 2 entries for being a blog follower
Receive + 2 entries for being a Twitter Follower @heatherkuehl
Contest Open Until Monday September 20 at Midnight EST
In adherence to the FTC ruling on Blogger Reviews and Sponsored Postings, I am fully disclosing that I'll receive 250 Die Cut Business Cards from UPrinting.com for hosting this giveaway.
You Gotta Read:
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Here's where I'm going to be throughout the next week! For links to these blogs, please visit my website or look to the right of this blog under MD's book cover.
Sept 4 - Guest blogging at The Roses of Prose.
Sept 5 - Guest blogging at Love Romances and More.
Sept 6 - Interview with You Gotta Read.
Guest blogging at Literary Magic.
Interview with Immortyl Revolution.
Sept 7 - Malevolent Dead release party!
Reader's Loop and Live Chat: 5:30PM MDT
Guest blogging at Fang-tastic Books.
Sept 8 - Interview with Lisa Haselton.
Sept 9 - Guest blogging at Annette Snyder's Blog.
Guest blogging at Writing Space.
Interview with Immortyl Cafe.
Sept 10 - Guest blogging at Bitten By Books.
Friday, September 3, 2010
These times are in Mountain Daylight Time. There are tons of conversion programs online so you can discover what my time translates into for you. MDT Mountain Time is the same as Denver, USA Time.
12PM P. M. May
12:30 Wendy Stone
1PM Kathryn Meyer Griffith
1:30 Kerri Nelson
2PM Bruce Cook
5PM Amy Ruttan
5:30 Heather Kuehl
Thursday, September 2, 2010
By the way, since I did this interview I've been able to quit my Mt. Dew habit. 1 month and 2 weeks without caffeine! I also received a fabulous review from Mirror Dance for Promises to Keep:
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
September Guest Blog by Roxanne Rhoads
My September release A Halloween to Remember (eXcessica Sept 6) features Adena, a young woman hoping to someday meet the man of her dreams. When she encounters Dimitri at her friend Chrissy’s wild Halloween party she doesn’t believe she has a ghost of a chance with him until they get to know each other a little better and Adena realizes he may be the man she’s been hoping for. Too bad the next morning Adena wakes up alone- in the small cemetery behind the house. Halloween magic brought them together but will it be strong enough to keep them together?
Praise for Eternal Desire:
After reading Eternal Desire, I would have to call Roxanne Rhoads a master of words. Each sentence flowed into another with a nice blend of old elegance and contemporary style… ~review by author Kiki Howell
Ms. Rhoads is an artist with words. She very tastefully wove the romance with the love scenes making the reader feel as if true romance and chivalry were still here… ~review by Bertena Varney
Eternal Desire won second place in The Pen and Muse’s 2010 Short Story Competition
Eternal Desire, Eternal Press
Insatiable, Eternal Press
Tasty Christmas Treats, Eternal Press
Naughty Little Forest Nymph, Xcite Books
Red Hot Reads 3, Xcite Books
Spirit Lovers 2, Xcite Books
Lust Bites, Xcite Books
Alfresco Loving, Xcite Books
Seriously Sexy Stocking Filler, Xcite Books
Like That Spark, Circlet Press
Dark Tales Digest, Midnight Showcase
Mammoth Book of Erotic Confessions, Running Press
Torrid Teasers Volume 59, Whiskey Creek Press Torrid
Coming soon list
Erotic Dreamspell, L & L Dreamspell
A Halloween to Remember, Excessica September 6, 2010
Wonder Anthology, Excessica October 2010
Story strumpet, tome loving tart, eccentric night owl...these are all words that can describe freelance writer and erotic romance author Roxanne Rhoads.
When not fulfilling one the many roles being a wife and mother of three require, Roxanne's world revolves around words...reading them, writing them, editing them, and talking about them. In addition to writing her own stories she loves to read. She reviews PNR and UF books at her review site, Fang-tastic Books.
Roxanne writes everything from articles to web content as a freelance writer and poet. Her erotic stories, articles and poems have appeared in Playgirl Magazine, several print anthologies, in ebooks and on numerous Web sites including: JustusRoux.com, OystersandChocolate.com, TheEroticWoman.com, FortheGirls.com, and LucreziaMagazine.com
She has several ebooks available through Eternal Press: Tasty Christmas Treats, Eternal Desire, and Insatiable. Print copies can be purchased at Amazon.
Her story "The First Brick" appears in Lasting Lust: An Anthology of Kinky Couples in Love available at RavenousRomance.com
A double shot of her paranormal erotica- Torrid Teasers Volume 59 is available through Whiskey Creek Press Torrid.
Roxanne has several ebooks available from Xcite Books: Naughty Little Forest Nymph is her stand alone and her short erotic stories appear in Alfresco Loving, Red Hot Reads 3, Spirit Lovers 2, and Lust Bites. Her sexy Christmas story "Candy Cane Thrills" appears in print collection Seriously Sexy Stocking Filler.
"A Last Goodbye" appears in the Circlet Press Anthology Like That Spark
The paranormal short “Cemetery Seduction" appears in the Midnight Showcase digest titled Dark Tales
"A Halloween to Remember" will be published by eXcessica Publishing in Fall 2010. “Overkill” is scheduled to appear in the Excessica Wonder anthology in October 2010.
"Blood, Lust and Shadows" is scheduled to appear in the upcoming Erotic Dreamspell anthology to be released by L&L Dreamspell
When not reading or writing Roxanne loves to hang out with her family, craft, garden and search for unique vintage finds.
You can visit her at http://www.roxannesrealm.blogspot.com/ and http://www.fang-tasticbooks.blogspot.com/
EDIT (9/5/10) - I got an email from Roxanne, informing me that A Halloween to Remember is now available. Listed below are the buy links:Excessica http://excessica.com/store/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=436&osCsid=b88351238092d5da742bf32ce4d42bc8
All Romance Ebooks http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-ahalloweentoremember-451850-140.html
Amazon Kindle http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0041T4J9O?ie=UTF8&tag=fangtasticbooks-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0041T4J9O