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New book releases from Entangled Publishing!

Find Your Ever After in Under An Hour

October is the official release month for the all new Ever After. Ever After features paranormal, sci-fi, and horror novellas, all with the romance you've come to love from Entangled--just in a shorter format.

 Ever After is celebrating in style with four new releases and great giveaways, including a Kindle Fire. Make sure to like their new Facebook Page and follow them on Twitter

Vampire Games by Tiffany Allee
Otherworlder Enforcement Agency #4

She’s seen the past…

OWEA Agent Beatrice Davis is haunted by the death visions that help her solve crimes. When Detective Claude Desmairis, her vampire ex-lover, asks for her assistance on a case, she'd rather help him than take the mandated leave to stave off her burn-out.

The truth won't stay buried...

Pressed to solve a series of crimes before the perpetrator blows the vampire world apart, Claude turns to a woman he thought he'd been able to leave behind. But he was wrong, and his feelings for her will only bring trouble in an investigation this dangerous. As their passions reignite, they see a possible future together. Until her visions show her the face of the murderer -- a man Claude can never betray.

Ghosts of Kingston Cottage by Libby Bishop

She believes in ghosts.

Medium and paranormal investigator Arabella Pierce is sent with her crew to Kingston Cottage, a haunted Maine seafarer's cottage on an isolated island, but for this investigation, her boss has stuck them with skeptical reporter Lucas Brown. Though he's hot as they come, Arabella can't trust a man whose sole job is to discredit her and the work she does. Not after what happened with the last few skeptics...

He believes in evidence.

But Lucas isn't as skeptical as he seems -- he wants the truth, no matter what that is. When the ghosts appear, he and Arabella must work together -- in tight quarters -- to convince the resident ghosts to move on before a storm strands the entire crew on the island. If Arabella can put aside her prejudices, she and Lucas just might have a shot at a lifetime.

Ghost of the Falls by Sarah Gilman

Determined to prove she's fit for the family business, exorcist Jade Clarence knows the assignment waiting in Maine is her last chance. Born into a family of exorcists, Jade's unorthodox ideas have gotten her into trouble in the past...and cost the life of a client.

After haunting a Maine state park for more than a century, Dutch Hutchinson will do whatever it takes to bring an end to his unfulfilling existence. When an act of arson brings a beautiful exorcist to town, Dutch takes corporeal form in order to spend his last hours in her company.

Jade quickly uncovers Dutch's true identity and finds herself falling for the man behind the spirit. But when Jade's legacy threatens their future, they will have to overcome the greatest of odds -- life and death.

Less Than Perfect by Kelly Jensen

Mikayla's read every book in her collection of post-apocalyptic novels at least twice. She thinks she's prepared for aliens taking over Earth. She's not.

Nor is she prepared for the attention of a good-looking refugee named Reg.

All Mikayla and Reg want is a safe place to see out the end of the world, hidden away from the aliens that call themselves The People, but cities of the depopulated United States not infested with The People are rife with gangs, the detritus of civilization and disease.

On a mission to restock their supplies, Mikayla and Reg are captured by The People and prepared for the procedure that will make them perfect, but no longer quite human. In order to escape, they need to rely on each other... if Mikayla can trust a man who seems too good to be true.

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Isn't that a fun collection of books? So far I've read the first one, Vampire Games by Tiffany Allee, and really enjoyed it. Fast-paced, the story's got intriguing twists and turns -- and a hero and heroine you root for right from the start! I don't read too many vampire or other paranormal books, but this one made me feel like reading Allee's entire series and then discovering others!

Don't forget to enter the separate giveaways for each book!

And now my more prosaic ROW80 check in... Four days left until the start of NaNoWriMo, and thanks to the third round of the Forum Marathon, I've got only eight notebook pages left to type on Captive of the Sea.

Then I can start the 1914 Alice and George story... It would be really nice to have a title for this one!

Here's a very brief blurb (drafted only yesterday!):

   Reluctant debutante Alice Underwood is responsible for handling her grandmother's estate, but has no wish to dismantle a home -- and an aviary -- that has helped define who she is. Raised in an upper class family in Montreal and Toronto, she longs to find a place in the world based on her merits and not her father's wealth and position.
A brief misunderstanding with two young tenants at her grandmother's cottage gives Alice one last summer to live on her own terms, dropping her father's name and taking on the role of governess to a passel of girls.
The last thing she expected was their brother to come along as well -- their older, crabbier, nuisance of a brother. Yet Alice is sure there's a good man underneath that crusty exterior. Only how can she reach him when she's hiding her own identity?

   Nursing a broken leg from a hockey injury and missing out on the Grand Tour of Europe all his friends have embarked on, George McKerrow is cantankerous on his best days. The bitterest pill is having to recover on his own, at a lakeside cottage miles from the entertainments in the city.
His sisters' governess is a good-looking, feisty young woman, but it would never do for a McKerrow to make a play for someone of such lower stature. Hiding his growing attraction for her under a surly attitude does him no good when the children pull a horrible prank and release all the birds in the aviary. Stuck in his wheelchair, George is useless at hunting for them -- and even if he wasn't Alice, would refuse his help.
Then the unthinkable happens -- Canada is at war. The sooner his leg heals, the sooner George can heed the call and join up. He's a brave man -- but can he gather his courage to declare his feelings to Alice before he goes?

I don't have a proper image for Alice yet, but here's a little of what George looks like:
Please give me all the title suggestions you've got!

If I choose yours, I'll offer a prize: either a grab bag of books, or a 20$ Amazon (or local indie bookstore of your choice!) gift card.

And now, Transformer by Lou Reed:

Can you think of a title for me?
Are you joining us for NaNo?
Hope you've entered the book giveaway!


I can't think of a good title; that's always tough for me. But I think it was a former staff member of The New Yorker who told me that one good way to find a title is to use a line, a word, or an image from your story. I know a lot of authors have done that before.
Nick Wilford said…
RIP Lou - sad news.

Titles - I ain't good at them. That's one issue I have with NaNo, having a title for your book before you've written a word. Mine normally come way after! But how about The War Inside? It reflects the conflicting feelings he has inside which might seem much more scary than the physical war. Pretty lame, I know.

Congrats to the Ever After gang!
Denise Covey said…
Hey Deniz. You're way ahead of moi. I've got a vague idea of my NaNo story, but titles are hard to come by.
I wondered why my little netbook was gagging, trying to fully load your post. I went away and did stacks of other things, then it loaded and I saw all the Rafflecopters etc etc. Ga. No wonder.
I like the sound of all those books. Now, I really must go and do some work on my idea before Nov 1 hits. I always get through somehow. D
Lara Lacombe said…
Sounds like it will be a great story! I'm not good with titles, but I think something with the word 'flight' would be good...
Donna Hole said…
Those all look like excellent books, and the excerpt is intriguing.

Anonymous said…
Holding Back, The Recovery and Refrain...I don't know. Other people's titles are so hard.

Awesome lineup of books.
S.P. Bowers said…
Great contests!
I can't even think of a title for my own work. I stink at titles.
Wow! This is a huge giveaway! They look very cool and interesting. Best of luck!
Deniz Bevan said…
Thanks everyone! Good luck if you entered the giveaways!

I like that idea, Neurotic - oh, wait. I thought it was to use a word, line, *and* image from the story. That would be kinda fun.

Sorry about the rafflecopters, Denise - I don't have much experience with them myself. But you did answer a good question for me - I always wondered if I ought to get a netbook after my current laptop dies: but if they can't handle blogging very well then I guess they're not for me...
Shah Wharton said…
I entered all the giveaways! I've been lucky lately and won a few critiques so I'm on a roll! :)

Lou - RIP! Utter loss. Perfect Day is my fave, but he was an atmospheric artist - he pulled my in.

Your book title... I've read the blurb twice but I'm no good with romance (as my hubs often moans :P ) so nothing is popping up at me. I thought perhaps Love a t War, but I Googled it and it's used. But something like that would fit. Like along the War of the Roses. Perhaps the Rudders of Love. Rudders being rudders on a ladder (social ladder) which is a conflict between George's feelings for Alice? Bleh... There are a few ideas anyway. :)

E.J. Wesley said…
Whoa! Those are some BIG time giveaways.

And I love the premise for your NaNoWriMo project, Denise! Best of luck getting her put together! :D
Old Kitty said…
A passel of girls!! I like that phrase!!

I think your title should have allude to the aviary - or birds - or caged birds - or something about wings, feathers, a particular bird - I'm thinking symbolism here!!! LOL!!!

Good luck!! I am loving your new story - it's got romance, class issues, secrets, a feisty heroine,a dashing hero... !! Well done you and all the best with this!!

Take care
Anonymous said…
Enjoyed your blurb -- good luck! And way to promote your fellow writers.
Deniz Bevan said…
Thanks Shah, E.J., Kitty and Milo!
Still thinking of the title... I like the symbolism idea...

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