An Enticing Tease

Remember that time I joined in the cover reveal for Holloway Pack short story “Enticed”? Well, as of last Thursday, the cat werewolf’s out of the bag! Happy release tour to friend and fellow author J.A. Belfield, and happy birthday to Ethan!

Or is it?

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Gifts aside, Ethan’s morning hasn’t been anything to write home about. Sure, life is good, the pack is staying out of trouble, he finally has a mate who boils his blood … in a good way.

Except Shelley hasn’t called. Hasn’t come by. Didn’t even bother to join her son and his girlfriend for Ethan’s annual I’m-a-year-older breakfast.

What Ethan doesn’t know is that Shelley has plans. Plans that have been in progress for weeks. Ones that Ethan will never see coming, and that she’s banked on him not knowing a thing about.

She can only hope her secrecy doesn’t force his inner wolf to the surface—at least, not too early.

Enticed: A Holloway Pack Mini can 1) be read as a standalone, and 2) now be obtained via these locations:

Enticed on Amazon US | Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble | Kobo iTunes | Enticed in print

The e-book is FREE, or you could slap down a few bucks to get it in print.

Not enticing enough for ya? Suppose I slip in an excerpt to show you what you’re in for…

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Sinking down onto the edge of my bed, I worked a finger under the flap and took out a regular old birthday card with a chimp on the front and a simple ‘Happy Birthday’ printed across its top in bulky orange letters. Nothing romantic. No hearts. No confessed feelings. No nouns pronouncing who the recipient might be to the sender.

Though, what could she get one with, anyway? To my boyfriend? My face screwed up at that title. My mate? Somehow, I doubted they did those at Hallmark.

Even so, I found myself opening it, like some part of me hoped she had more to say with her own words than with those fabricated by some anonymous message maker.

Four envelopes marked 1, 2, 3, and 4 had been tucked inside.

Moving those out of the way revealed more of Shelley’s neat handwriting across the inner fold of the greeting card. A cryptic note of: ‘What? Did you think this was it?’

I frowned, my eyes scanning downward to another little note.

‘Pssst, in case you can’t figure it out, the envelopes are number-ordered for a reason. Open them. You know you want to.’

“What the hell’s got into you, Shel?” I muttered, though my lips twitched even as I set down the card and three of the envelopes, and ripped at the flap of number one.

No card sat inside it. No note. Just a tiny black rag of … I grabbed it between my two fingers and slid it out. Lace?

Lifting it to my nose, I sniffed. A faint whiff of Shelley lingered on its surface, but otherwise, it just had that new fabric smell I’d have expected from the stiffness of the strip.

Setting it aside, I lifted number two, tore through the stuck-down flap, and peered inside.

A couple of glossy photos peeked back, and I withdrew them. Stared at the first one. Tried to figure out what the hell the pinkish-but-not-pink, creamy looking whatever the shot seemed to be of. I shuffled out another from behind it—same thing. Kind of. Except the second one had a couple of ridges.

Only when looking at the third did I notice the faint porous-like indentations, the delicate downy-looking hairs, and realised it was a close-up of … “Skin? Lace … and skin?”

Despite my narrow-eyed frown, my lips curved. Shelley was definitely—definitely—up to something.

And experience warned it would be something really bad.

Or something painfully good.

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And now for the giveaway. *wiggles brows*

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Prize: 1 Signed Print Copy of ENTICED for your reading pleasure

1 ENTICED 6×4 Cover Art Print for your viewing pleasure

1 Thornton’s Viennese Truffle Bar to enjoy whilst you devour Ethan

Enter here!

/End steamy spotlight ;D

Be Enticed. Be Very Enticed

Anyone in the mood for a cover reveal? ^^ ‘Cause I just happen to have a friend with a new story’s face to show off. …Or, well, perhaps somewhat lower than the face… Fans of paranormal romantic werewolves, rejoice! For the Holloway Pack is back, in—

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. . . wait for it . . .

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Happy Birthday to Ethan.

Or is it?

Gifts aside, Ethan’s morning hasn’t been anything to write home about. Sure, life is good, the pack is staying out of trouble, he finally has a mate who boils his blood … in a good way.

Except Shelley hasn’t called. Hasn’t come by. Didn’t even bother to join her son and his girlfriend for Ethan’s annual I’m-a-year-older breakfast.

What Ethan doesn’t know is that Shelley has plans. Plans that have been in progress for weeks. Ones that Ethan will never see coming, and that she’s banked on him not knowing a thing about.

She can only hope her secrecy doesn’t force his inner wolf to the surface—at least, not too early.

Enticed: A Holloway Pack Mini by J.A. Belfieldcoming April 16th, 2015!

*Can be read as a standalone.

Now available to add to your Goodreads shelf!

[Re-]Release the Werewolves!

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Heya, Ever On Wordians. Throwing out an extra post, this week, on behalf of fellow author friend J.A. Belfield and her Holloway Pack prequel novella!

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Werewolf Sean Holloway treats the village marketplace like a sexual buffet, though his charm does little to win over his latest entrée of choice. Whether because of Jem Stonehouse’s unique scent, her headstrong nonchalance, or the fact he is forbidden to see her by his pack’s rules, Sean wants her.

When Jem is nothing but flippant toward his advances, he pursues her with vigour, stealing moments alone with her without a libido-driven agenda.

The new and heady experience for him drives their relationship beyond romantic interest, and straight toward love.

That is, until Jem learns the truth about Sean’s heritage. Knowledge of the existence of werewolves leads to only one outcome: death.

In this prequel to Darkness & Light*, we are taken back in time, to the very beginning of Jem and Sean’s love-across-the-centuries relationship.

Did it end there? Or did Sean defy his own pack to save the woman he loves?

*Can be read as a standalone.

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Whoa! I only just now realized what’s going on with that guy’s shadow on the cover. Coolness!

To celebrate its re-release, “Instinct” is FREE for a limited time – from release day on Friday, January 23rd until Sunday, February 1st. So if some werewolf romance sounds good to you, grab yourself a copy, lickity-split!

Amazon UK | Amazon US | B&N | Kobo Smashwords

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And don’t forget to leave a review for a chance to enter in J.A. Belfield’s giveaway, in which you could win a $10 Amazon gift card and an e-copy of “Eternal”, the sequel novella to “Instinct”.

In Which the Guest Author Speaks of Foresight and Surprises

As today’s stop on the TORN Blog Tour, Ever On Word is proud to present Laney McMann! *studio audience applause*

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For my guest post, Danielle was curious about how much of TORN, the second book in the Fire Born Novels trilogy, I saw coming while I was writing the first book, TIED.

This is a great question and luckily an easy one to answer. I saw everything and nothing while I was writing TORN. 😉 What I mean by that is I knew exactly where the story would go, where I planned and wanted it to go, BUT the route in which it took to get to that place surprised me. My characters always surprise me when I allow them to lead rather than trying to direct everything, and I absolutely LOVE that.

At the end of TIED, I knew that TORN would be even darker in nature. I knew where the story had to go, but the extent to which the characters delved into that darkness was deeper than I’d envisioned, and the level of emotion followed in suit. So did the tears. TORN ended up being an emotional whirlwind that I didn’t completely see coming. Layla and Max grew as characters, Justice and Tristan moved to the forefront, and a few unforeseen, as well as foreseen, characters developed into major players. All in all, the story became much bigger in scope than TIED, and it continues to grow.

Writing is always such an awesome ride, and I loved creating a larger world for Layla and Max to live in. A few tears were shed during the process, and I know more will come, as I’m finding as many surprises writing the third, and final, book in the trilogy, TRUE.

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About TORN: Find Max.

That’s all Layla cares about. Not healing from the Fomore attack. Not finding answers to how she survived a fall that nearly killed her. Nothing will stop her. She will find him. She’ll even pair up with an overbearing Fallen Angel who’s hell bent on making everything harder than it needs to be if she has to.

Protect Layla.

For Max, nothing else matters. Not the bruises covering his body. Not the pain radiating from his broken bones. Not even his hands tied behind his back. He will find a way to save Layla, and the Fomore will pay if they’ve hurt her.

Every. Single. One of them.

In the second installment of The Fire Born trilogy, a new breed of villain looms—one Layla and Max will never suspect, and this killer has nothing to lose. Better yet, with Max and Layla’s deaths, victory is in the grip of the enemy.

Will Max and Layla find each other in time, or is it already too late for them both?

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About Laney: With a passion for the supernatural and all things magical, Laney developed a voracious appetite for reading fantasy at a young age. A vivid imagination helped set the stage for creating her own worlds and placed her onto the writing path.

By the time she reached her teens, she’d accumulated notebooks full of poems, which led to short stories and finally novels. Young adult dark fantasy, paranormal romance, and mythology are among her favorite genres.

A former classical dancer and chef, she grew up in sultry Florida where she still resides with her family.

You can find her occasional ramblings on Twitter.

Book updates on her author page at Goodreads.

Her Facebook Profile for inspiration and randomness.

Updates on The Fire Born Novels at her Facebook Author Page

Here interests on Pinterest.

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Webite: http://laneymcmann.weebly.com/

You can also contact her by email at: laneymcmannyaauthor(at)gmail(dot)com

Enter Laney’s Rafflecopter giveaway for a chance to win signed paperback copies of TIED and TORN, or e-copies of the same!

TORN Release Day Blast

Shouting for a friend: As of today, TORN, book #2 of the Fire Born trilogy by fellow J. Taylor Publishing author Laney McMann (whom you may remember from this interview of yesteryear), has launched! Click here to add the novel on Goodreads…before or after you read on so you’ll know what the book is even about. ;D

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Find Max.

That’s all Layla cares about. Not healing from the Fomore attack. Not finding answers to how she survived a fall that nearly killed her. Nothing will stop her. She will find him. She’ll even pair up with an overbearing Fallen Angel who’s hell bent on making everything harder than it needs to be if she has to.

Protect Layla.

For Max, nothing else matters. Not the bruises covering his body. Not the pain radiating from his broken bones. Not even his hands tied behind his back. He will find a way to save Layla, and the Fomore will pay if they’ve hurt her.

Every. Single. One of them.

In the second installment of The Fire Born trilogy, a new breed of villain looms—one Layla and Max will never suspect, and this killer has nothing to lose. Better yet, with Max and Layla’s deaths, victory is in the grip of the enemy.

Will Max and Layla find each other in time, or is it already too late for them both?

I’ll have Laney over this time next week to grace us with a guest post as part of the TORN blog tour. In the meantime, TORN is available for purchase in paperback and e-formats via Amazon and Barnes & Noble, so by all means feel free to grab your own copy(ies) today!

Furthermore, the e-version of TIED (Fire Born #1) is currently on sale for just 99 cents, so no better time than now to catch up on the series. And let us not forget you can enter Laney’s Rafflecopter giveaway for a chance to win 2 signed paperback copies of TORN, 2 e-copies of TORN, and 5 signed TORN bookmarks.

/End blast. Commence tour! (See schedule of stops here.)

“TIED” … or a Chat with its Author, Laney McMann

Look alive, everyone – we’ve got a blog-touring author among us! Give it up for Laney McMann, here to tell us a thing or two about herself and her brand spanking new book, out as of September 9th through J. Taylor Publishing, TIED (Book 1 of The Fire Born Novels)!

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Me: Out-of-the-blue icebreaker question: What’s the first thing that comes to mind when I say the word “red”?

LM: Fire. 😉

Me: Appropriate enough, I’d say. Continuing on in a more authorial direction, what’s the first story you can remember writing?

LM: The first story I wrote was a lame attempt at a fantasy. I think it was something along the lines of Star Wars (I was a Star Wars fanatic. Even had the sound track, and the book that read along with it. Yep). I was pretty young. Don’t judge. 😉 STILL love Star Wars, too. All of them.

I also remember the first poem I wrote. I was about 9, and I switched all the words around on “roses are red, violets are blue …” and turned it into something different. That was a better attempt than the story.

Me: A poem about blue roses? Hardcore! And reminiscent of “The Glass Menagerie”. But I digress, so swinging it back around to you…

According to the bio on your site which I combed like a creeper, your intention was never to write novels for public eyes. Clearly, your intentions have changed. …or they haven’t, and you’ve been most cruelly published against your will! Either way, there’s bound to be a story there, so do tell: How did TIED make the journey from your head to J. Taylor Publishing?

LM: Comb away, Danielle. 🙂 

My intention never was to get to where I am today, that’s true. I’ve always written, and I’ve always dreamt about what it would be like to be a ‘writer’, but no one ever knew about my stories or my poems. I didn’t talk about them or show them to anyone. (Well—maybe once or twice I wrote one that I actually gave to the person it was for.) So, I’m not sure how I got here, really. The idea for TIED came at me one day, like so many ideas do, and I sat down and started writing. Somewhere around the halfway mark, I thought … I might have something here. And the story just refused to let me go from there. I swallowed a TON of fear and went on submission. I was shocked, and humbled, and in tears when the manuscript was well received—and then contracted.

Me: That’s a feeling I’m chuffed I can finally say I know. ^.^ Now, here’s a three-part question for you, fellow mythology fan:

1, Which mythological bits and pieces have inspired your writing the most?

2, Which mythical creature do you think is the most totally awesome?

3, How about the scariest?

LM: For the first part of the three-part question, you’re gonna have to read the book. 😉 Because if I tell you, well, that gives some of the story away. #2. Uh, oh … again, I can’t say. I will say that the creature plays a role in the book, though. 😉 3. Scariest? For me, the scariest creatures in mythology are usually the coolest, and the ones I want to write about the most. All of your questions are answered inside the TIED pages. ;P I’m super secretive, aren’t I … ?

Me: Way to spill all the beans, Laney. X) I agree, though, that when it comes to mythical creatures, scary and cool do tend to be pretty closely related.

Back to intel collected on your site’s bio… A self-professed music snob, eh? Depending on how you answer this next question, you and my nitpicky minstrels just might get along: What do you believe it takes to qualify as a great song?

LM: Indeed, a music snob, I am. 

A great song? I love music that has layers, is melodic, and has an atmospheric kind of pull— That sounds a bit vague, I guess. Some examples: M83, early Smashing Pumpkins (90’s), Beach House, The Cure, Polica, Washed Out. Just to name a few.

Me: Not counting any of your own creations, who are three of your favorite fictional characters of all time, and why?

LM: Hm … Let’s see. Harry Potter. Frodo Baggins. Love Jaime Lannister, and his brother Tyrion. Jace Wayland, and Ethan Wate. David Talbot. Lasher. Oh, and Jon Snow! I’m cheating. Went way over three. Sorry. 

Hey, they’re all male characters. Interesting.

(Me: Sounds like about how my list would go – way over three, all of them dudes. Mine would have way more thieves, though. ^^)

LM: Okay before I start on the ‘why’—this is a major SPOILER section. Anyone who hasn’t read Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings wants to skip this part. Seriously. Skip it. 

(You’ve read these books, right Danielle?)

(Me: Yes to LOTR. Still several years behind on HP, but popular culture has caught me up on the gist, so carry on.)

LM: Harry Potter: Loses his parents as a baby, raised by the worst kind of ‘foster’ parents ever, and still manages to be a caring, loving, bad ass wizard who sacrifices himself to take down the WORST, most evil wizard of all time? Enough said.

Frodo Baggins: A humble hobbit who has never even been one step out of his own village (The Shire) in his life, travels across the country on foot, battles an onslaught of Wraiths, gets stabbed, almost turns into one, yet STILL decides to endure the hardship of the One Ring and keep going to Mount Doom (on foot) with Golem as his guide to toss the ring into the burning volcano???

Seriously. Frodo Baggins was one of the best fantasy characters of all time. LOTR is also one of my favorites series of books and movies of all time. All hail Tolkien. Or something like that.

(Me: All hail! *refrains from abandoning the blog post to put on the extended “Fellowship of the Ring” DVD*)

LM: Okay enough spoilers. The rest are all seriously well written, complex characters who I love.

Me: Alright, now you get to count one your own. : ) Who’s your favorite character in The Fire Born Novels, and why?

LM: 😉 Max is my favorite. Hands down. 

What I want to do is give you another play by play like I did above—but I can’t do that, obviously, so I’ll try to describe him.

I could say that Max is strong willed, hot headed at times, and kind of a bad ass. That he’s someone who stands up for what he believes in—even when he knows it may cost him what he wants most. But mostly, he’s loyal, and loving, and gentle. He has that unique quality of being strong, but sensitive. Protective, but vulnerable.

I’m not very good a describing, am I? 😉

Me: Not unless you’re trying to describe a dreamboat. And lastly, I’m gonna make you brag a little: What do you think is the coolest thing about you?

LM: About me? I have no idea. I think way more than I talk—not sure that’s a good thing. I’m pretty sarcastic, and most of my friends and family think that’s funny. I’m terrible at describing myself. ;P

Me: Thank goodness for author bios to do the describing for us!

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Laney McMann

With a passion for the supernatural and all things magical, Laney developed a voracious appetite for reading fantasy at a young age. A vivid imagination helped set the stage for creating her own worlds and placed her onto the writing path.

By the time she reached her teens, she’d accumulated notebooks full of poems, which led to short stories and finally novels. Young adult dark fantasy, paranormal romance, and mythology are among her favorite genres.

A former classical dancer and chef, she grew up in sultry Florida where she still resides with her family.

You can find my occasional ramblings on Twitter.

Book updates on my author page at goodreads.

My Facebook Profile for inspiration and randomness.

Updates on The Fire Born Novels at my Facebook Author Page

My interests on Pinterest.

And I’m now on Tumblr, too.

You can also contact me by email at: laneymcmannyaauthor(at)gmail(dot)com

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Normal people don’t believe their nightmares stalk them. They don’t fall in love with boys who don’t exist, either.

Seventeen-year-old Layla Labelle, though, is far from normal. Her delusions walk the earth. Her hallucinations hunt her, and her skin heats to a burn every time her anger flares.

Or is that all in her head?

Layla doesn’t know what to believe any more because if none of that’s true, Max MacLarnon must be an illusion, and her heart must still be broken.

No matter how much she wants to believe Max is real, doing so would mean everything else is, too. How, then, is that possible?

The answers lie in an age-old legend the supernatural aren’t prepared to reveal, and with a curse that could tear Layla and Max apart forever—if it doesn’t kill them both first.

In TIED, book one in the Fire Born trilogy, learning the truth will mean fighting an arsenal of demons, and being with Max will put Layla on a path toward her own destruction.

Just how far will Layla go to protect the one she loves?

The answer may never be far enough … away.

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“BBF Post, Day 2” or “A Spotlight on Megan S. Johnston!”

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It’s Day Two of the Blogger Book Fair!

Today I’m spotlighting author Megan S. Johnston, who has in turn posted a review of my book on her blog! For Megan’s thoughts on my novella “The Swan Prince (Book One of The Wilderhark Tales)”, hop on over to her blog. But first (or second, whichever you’d rather; I’m easy), read on below for a description of Megan’s paranormal romance, TRANSITION.

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Transition, The Chimera Hunter Series

The Chimera a race so old, the humans relegated them as a myth. The Gods feared the Chimeras’ powers; they believed they were a deadly race, with physical abilities beyond belief. So, they split their race in half condemning them to wander the earth, searching for their other half to be complete. Without their sodalis, each was destined to live life without dreams, without love, without hope. The future rested on finding their one true mate for life.

SHELBY O’NEIL has led a solitary life with her parents. So when she goes to school at Washington State University, she believes her life has just begun. Now in her second year, the dreams begin. She dreams with the same man, night after night for months. When her dream world becomes her reality, and her life becomes a danger zone, she quickly learns to trust the one man who has thrown her into this new and dangerous world.

DEVELON COLE is Chimera and his race has been on earth as long as humans. His people are desperate to find their one true mate for life, and Develon has just found his, in the small college town of Pullman Washington. His goal is to protect her against the hunter’s and guide her into who she was always destined to be, his sodalis, his mate.

Megan S. Johnston

Author Bio

Megan S. Johnston is a freelance writer and entrepreneur living in the Pacific Northwest. In addition to writing fiction, she runs several family-owned and operated businesses, which she started over twenty years ago. She is an avid reader of paranormal romance and a member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association. She has four children and seven grandchildren and lives with her husband and two dogs in Woodinville, Washington. Transition is her début novel.

Social Media Links:

website: www.MeganSJohnston.com

blog: www.MeganSJohnston.wordpress.com

twitter: www.twitter.com/MeganSJohnston1

goodreads: www.goodreads.com/MeganSJohnston1

facebook: www.facebook.com/MeganSJohnston

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Thanks, Megan! Leave a comment here and/or at my guest spot on Megan’s blog for entry into my Blogger Book Fair Raffle! One lucky-duck winner will receive a free paperback copy of my fairytale novellaThe Swan Prince (Book One of The Wilderhark Tales)”, a set of Swan Prince” bookmarks, AND the bookmark set for the upcoming Book Two of The Wilderhark Tales, “The Stone Kingdom”! Last day to enter: Thursday, July 25th. Winner announced: Friday, July 26th!

AND, ALSO, ADDITIONALLY, PLUS: Sheri of the Shut Up & Read blog is hosting the Blogger Book Fair Reader’s Choice Awards, in which “The Swan Prince” is entered in the Fantasy/Young Adult category! To win in my category, I NEED YOUR VOTES! Winning would mean an invaluable promotional opportunity for my book, so please, I ask you – all and individually – on my knees, with whipped cream and cherries or whatever tasty thing makes you happy: Go here and cast your vote for “The Swan Prince. (You’ll find it in the “Fantasy-Young Adult (3)” drop-down box.)

Let me know you did so, and I’ll throw in another 5 raffle entries for you. And if your votes end up carrying me to victory … I’m doubling my BBF raffle prize! Two names drawn, two paperbacks, two sets of “Swan Prince” and “Stone Kingdom” bookmarks! (And yes, the rules totally allow shameless campaigning for support, so I will not be above begging for the entirety of BBF week, nor will I cry foul if any of you wish to campaign on my behalf. On the contrary, I may go teary-eyed with appreciation.)

That’s all for today, kids. Come back tomorrow for more Blogger Book Fair fun!

“Day After” or “The 19th Year, Book 2”

I get to feel special today, because I’m a stop on a book blog tour, ooh-ah! The book?

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The 19th Year by Emi Gayle

Release Date: May 6, 2013

Target Reader: Young Adult

Keywords: Paranormal RomanceRomance

Blurb: Demon crypts. Vampire lairs. Glowing angels. Sexy sirens. The stuff of fiction. 

Or so Winn Thomas always thought. 

Since being accepted into the fold of the supernatural, he knows better. None of what he imagined is true, but everything he feared is, and binding himself to his Changeling girlfriend until her nineteenth birthday will give him an education far beyond what he’d get at his human high school. 

Luckily, Winn’s not giving up, he won’t back down, and he definitely isn’t going to run away with his tail between his legs. After all, only werewolves have tails. Right? 

In this, the second of the 19th Year trilogy, Winn’s facing the challenge of one lifetime. If he doesn’t learn the truth about mythological creatures, his girlfriend Mac Thorne won’t either. That means, in six months, when she chooses her final form, she won’t know what to pick. 

Winn, though, has his own ideas about Mac’s final selection—plans she knows nothing of. 

He intends to have her pick human. 

Whether she can or not.

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Make you wanna read mo-o-ore? Well, the book is newly for sale – go get ‘em, tiger! There’s also an opportunity to win a copy. More on that after this: A warm Ever On Word welcome to… author Emi Gayle!

Me: Hi, Emi! A few quick words about yourself, if you please?

Emi: Well … here’s my bio. It’s short and sweet and me!

Emi Gayle just wants to be young again. She lives vicariously through her youthful characters, while simultaneously acting as chief-Mom to her teenaged son and searching for a way to keep her two daughters from ever reaching the dreaded teen years.

Ironically, those years were some of Emi’s favorite times. She met the man of her dreams at 14, was engaged to him at 19, married him at 20 and she’s still in love with him to this day. She’ll never forget what it was like to fall in love at such a young age — emotions she wants everyone to feel.

Me: So, the 19th Year Trilogy. What’s it all about, and where does Day After fit into the grand scheme of things?

Emi: Day After is book 2 in the trilogy, following on the heels of After Dark and before Darkest Day which comes out in January 2014. It’s about a girl who has to pick what she will be (think ‘profession’ but supernatually) when she turns 19 and that’s what she will be for the rest of her life. Forever. No changes. Ultimately, the story’s about choice and difficult decisions and how when the grass looks greener, it isn’t always.

Me: What inspired this story? (Since I’m all about inspiration, like that.)

Emi: I just had the idea one day and that was it … 3 books later, her answer is there! But this is book 2, so no anwer yet!

Me: And because I’m all about the characters, too, who’s your favorite character of the story, and why?

Emi: So I have a secondary character named Suze who’s a demon and he’s my comic relief. He’s just … funny. On purpose of course, but he’s also Mac’s counterpart in many many ways and I just love writing him!

Me again: Thank you very much, Emi. (:

And now, about how to potentially snag a free copy of Day After. It’s pretty simple – just follow the directions via the little Rafflecopter link below, and you’ll be given multiple chances to get your name in the hat. Best of luck to all entrants, to Winn and Mac…and, of course, to their author! X)

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