ALPHA MALE MADNESS HOP 13

APRIL 11-18 HOP DESCRIPTION: Alpha Males. You know you love em. And so do we! We’re celebrating them and all their delicious alpha male glory for an entire week with giveaways at every single blog. Stop by and check out which males are making us pant with all that sexy swagger they have going on.
If you haven’t read Knights of Black Swan, winner of BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE SERIES of 2013, the journey starts here. This book is FREE and it just topped 600 reviews on Amazon. Book #1 My Familiar Stranger
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VICTORIA’S SITE GIVEAWAY:
On April 21st…
my interview with PNR Radio will air,
I will be doing a take over on Wicked Women Book Blog,
and I will be revealing the finalized cover for my Book #7, Solomon’s Sieve.
I’m giving away a signed copy of the Solomon’s Sieve cover. Leave a comment and tell me why you want it!
THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY. Please continue your hop along.
1. herding cats & burning soup 2. Amanda @Where the Night Kind Roam
3. Delighted Reader 4. Wickedly Delicious Book Blog
5. HEAs Are Us (US) 6. Booklover Sue (US)
7. Book Lovin’ Mamas (US) 8. All About High Heat Romance
9. Novel Broads 10. Ambrielle Kirk (US)
11. Natasha Blackthorne 12. Eargasms Audiobook Reviews
13. Victoria Pinder 14. Cerian @ Rookie Romance (INT)
15. I Smell Sheep 16. Christine Murphy – Romance Priestess
17. Knights of Black Swan 18. Justus Roux
19. Daryl Devore 20. Salacious Reads (US)
21. Joanne Jaytanie ~ This is not your mother’s romance 22. BIBLIOPHILE MYSTERY (INT)
23. MYTHICAL BOOKS(INT) 24. Lucy Felthouse
25. When Danger Lurks…A Romance From Male Perspective (INT) 26. Amber Daulton
27. Passionate Encounters 28. Dianne Duvall – Paranormal Romance Author
29. Carol Burnside / Annie Rayburn (INT) 30. Holley Trent (INT)
31. Susan Arden – Bad Boys 32. Rage, Sex and Teddy Bears
33. A.R. Von DreamZ of Dragons 34. Romance Book Junkies
35. Margo Bond Collins~Words, Words, Words 36. Michelle Fox (US)
37. Bridget Blackwood 38. Kiru Taye (INT)
39. Brenda’s Blog 40. Crystal’s Many Reviewers
41. Clara Bayard 42. Sharonda @ Salacious Reads
43. Misa Buckley 44. Tory Richards
45. Jill Prand 46. Elisabeth Staab
47. Felicity Heaton – Paranormal Romance Author (INT) 48. Bitches Be Writin’
49. Literal Hotties Naughty Book Reviews 50. Buried Under Romance
51. For the Love of Bookends 52. Houston Havens – Author (INT)
53. Dani Harper – Paranormal Author (INT) 54. Yolanda Ashton
55. Bookswagger 56. Normandie Alleman (INT)
57. Lisa Beth Darling (INT) 58. Mary @SweepingMe (Int)
59. Read for your future 60. Ann Gimpel’s Blog

Victoria’s Calendar 1

 

PNR RADIOAPRIL 21ST

On Monday, April 21st Victoria’s interview with Arial Burnz, PNR Radio, will air. Included will be new information about the upcoming series EXILED.

 

 

 

 

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Monday, April 21st will kick off a week long celebration of Black Swan with reviews and giveaways. ending with a blog takeover on April 27th.

WICKED WOMEN

3:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)

2:00 pm  to 5:00 pm CDT (Central Daylight Time)

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm MDT (Mountain Daylight Time)

12:00 pm to 3:00 pm PDT (Pacific Daylight Time)

 

 

 

 

While we’re waiting…. 8

Victoria is busily writing, and we’re happily (some more happily than others) waiting. I thought it would be fun to take advantage of her distraction and let her characters run loose while she was looking the other way. This game is simple. Her characters planned to go on vacation, but it all got mixed up! Just take two characters, picked from your birth month and your birth date, on a trip, based on the color you’re wearing, and create a story complete with how they were dressed based on the first letter of your last name. Be sure and leave your tale of the escapade in the comments. I can’t wait to see what comes up! Huge thanks to my co-worker, Sarah, for helping to dream up some of these ideas!

Have fun. -Judyvictoria's characters

Elora’s Favorite Chocolates Cookbook! 1

We’ve got so many new fans, I want to be sure everyone knows about the cookbook! Please forgive the repost if you’ve seen this before…if not, be sure and read it! You’ve got until May 1st to get your submission in. I’ll be posting weekly reminders until then. It’s going to fantastic! -Judy

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Are you a fantastic cook?  A master of chocolatey delights?  A pastry chef extraordinaire?

Then we would love to have you be a part of Victoria Danann’s newest project . . .  Elora’s Cookbook!

Here are the guidelines:

1) You will be named in the cookbook, but not paid.

2) You must sign a waiver indemnifying 7th House and Victoria Danann from publishing complications, stating that the recipe is your own and that you own the rights to it.

3) You need to include a cookbook-worthy photo of your dish that is yours, and not taken from an online source.

4) And, all recipes need to include chocolate as an ingredient!

What that really means:  We need to make sure that the recipe is yours and not Betty Crocker’s.

-Recipes usually include a list of ingredients to work with. The list alone cannot be copyrighted, which is why certain popular recipes or specific combinations of food may be printed in different cookbooks.  It is the description of how they are assembled, put together or used that makes a recipe unique to the writer.

- While the list of ingredients cannot be copyrighted, the procedure and the name of the dessert could be.  Be creative. The intellectual effort the writer gives to create the dish in a certain way makes it different from another recipe with the same ingredients.  Each writer has to have their own voice and tone on how to prepare and finish the recipe.

What types of recipes we are looking for:

As long as your recipe includes chocolate, it will be considered for the cookbook!  Here are some sections we will be looking to fill, although we are open to ideas not listed below:

-cakes

-pies

-cookies

-candy

-no bakes

-frozen treats

-low fat / calorie

-fudge

-main dishes (if you have a main course that includes chocolate (like Mexican chocolate chicken), please share!)

If you would like your recipe to be included:

-Please email both recipe and picture to Judy Fox at jfox1118@gmail.com no later than May 1, 2014.

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Every Monday, we’ll post a new question for our fans to answer on our Facebook page. You’ll have until Thursday noon of each week to answer the question. A winner will be chosen from a variety of methods (whichever works best that week), and we’ll feature both the answer and the identity of the winner as the Fan of the Week! The winner will receive a keychain and bookmarks from Victoria Danann. You can enter as many weeks as it takes to win, but you can only win once.

You can find this week’s question here:  https://www.facebook.com/vdanann

APRIL FOOLS TAKEOVER of Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock Reply

Par Romance  and Authors That RockOn Tuesday, April 1st Victoria will take over

Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock on Facebook

3:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)

2:00 pm  to 5:00 pm CDT (Central Daylight Time)

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm MDT (Mountain Daylight Time)

12:00 pm to 3:00 pm PDT (Pacific Daylight Time)

Prizes, chat, surprise character visits, trivia, Victoria’s favorite music and SURPRISE GUEST CELEBRITIES!!!

Victoria is SERIOUS ABOUT SHIFTERS 33

 
Welcome to my stop on the Seriously Shifter GIVEAWAY Hop.

Late summer I will be launching a new series entitled Exiled.

Following is the introduction that was given in Book 6 of the Knights of Black Swan, A Tale of Two Kingdoms.

Rosie had waited on a tabletop boulder on a windswept mountaintop of Prescient Dimension where she went when she needed to contact Kellareal for longer than usual. She explained that she wanted a change of environment, where she could take a break from her life and rethink the direction of things.

She knew she’d pushed things with Glen, but she also knew that, despite her feelings and desires to the contrary, the relationship wasn’t serious and wasn’t going to be. Not for a while. He’d made his decision. He was going wherever Z Team went and at least she had enough pride to know she wasn’t going to follow along like a camp whore. Even if he’d let her. Which he probably wouldn’t.

So she’d take a lesson from that and maybe look for a little adventure of her own while she was young. While she was young.

The breeze that blew her wild hair back from her face grew a little softer. Kellareal appeared to float down from the sky wearing a long white robe that billowed around him, arms outstretched as if inviting embrace, and landed in front of her soundlessly. She knew he would want to be congratulated on the theater, so she clapped. He bowed.

“Lally. How long do you think I’m going to live?”

“You called me for that?” He picked up a pebble, sat down beside her, and threw it out over the canyon overlook. “We may have to rethink your summoning privilege if you’re going to abuse it, young lady.”

“No, that’s not why I called, but since you’re here…”

“Well, your elemental side is very long lived, meaning eons. Your human side is cursed with short life under the best of circumstances. Then there is the issue of fragility, the moment to moment uncertainty, the… risk, if you will, of being human. I tell you, it causes me to marvel constantly at their courage. Living under those circumstances, I’m not sure that I wouldn’t just curl into a ball and hope for sudden death to put an end to the suspense.”

“If they only knew how cynical real angels sound, you would never get your own TV shows.”

“Hmmm. No doubt.” He grinned. “But a few feather sightings would bring them right back around.”

Rosie giggled. “You’re hopeless.”

“And is that why you wanted to see me?”

“No. I need to get out of town for a while, change of scenery. Maybe I need to broaden my experience.”

“Get out of town,” he repeated drily. “What does your mother think of this?”

“She thinks she can get in touch with you if there’s an emergency and that you’ll know where to find me.”

The angel pursed his lips, stood and paced for a while. “Vacations are fun. Sabbaticals are informative. Quests are enlightening, sometimes cathartic. Retreats are rejuvenating. Treks are adventurous. This?” He stopped and looked at Rosie. “This sounds like running away. Hard to put a noble spin on running away.”

“I’m not necessarily asking for your blessing, Lally. Just a place to…”

“…hide?”

Rosie flushed. “It’s a favor.”

Kellareal looked at her for a long time. “I can’t decide without hearing the whole story. I want to know exactly what it is you’re running from and what you’re hoping to gain.”

By the time Rosie finished spelling it out, she was sorry she had started the whole thing. Spelling out what had brought her to that mountaintop sounded spoiled, selfish, childish and silly, even to herself as she said it. She supposed that was one of the angel’s goals in having her connect the dots out loud. She hoped that the worst of it, humiliation-wise, was over.

“Have you thought about how long you want to be away?”

She hadn’t thought about it.

“Do I have to decide that now?”

“No. I suppose you can do a pay-as-you-go plan.”

“Wait. What do you mean pay-as-you-go?”

The angel took her elbow and pulled her to her feet. Standing several inches taller, he looked down into her face. “You’re right, Elora Rose. It is time for you to learn something of the world. First lesson, nothing’s free.”

A few minutes later they were standing on the periphery of an enclosure – a crude, gray stone wall. From what Rosie could see, there were homes and buildings built around a park-like commons area with sparse gas lighting, but the overall impression of the place was of a fort. Through a break in the wall that formed a gate with iron bars, she could see that they were on a hilltop overlooking the lights of a large town.

The air was scented with the welcoming smell of wood burning fires releasing white smoke into the atmosphere. The prominent feature of the compound was a long row of motorcycles, some of which had parts shiny enough to reflect in the cold moonlight.

beast background“Where are we?” Rosie asked.

“It’s a project of mine, Rosie. A secret. You can’t ever tell anyone.”

“Okay.”

“Promise.”

“I do.”

“They’re what’s left of Telstar.”

“Telstar? Isn’t that one of those worlds that went crazy with genetic engineering?”

“I guess it depends on what you mean by ‘went crazy’.”

“Okay. Let me put it this way. You start out with a wolf. You end up with a Shih Tzu or a Pug. You start out with a human, you end up with a …”

“The flaw in your argument is the owners of dogs like that would say they’re an improvement on the prototype.”

Rosie blinked. “So you’re saying you’re taking me to a place where I should be prepared for…” She left the end of that sentence for him to fill in the blank.

“Okay. Consider this your briefing in a nutshell. There were some experiments that went on for a couple of generations. People became concerned and even invoked religious invective to fuel a movement to eradicate all the produce of the experiment.”

“Produce?” He nodded. “You mean the people?”

“That is what I mean and I, ah, intervened. I saw an opportunity to solve two problems. There was a group of people here in need of protection, which is one of the ways Telstar skills might be used. This group was under threat of genocide. I knew the Telstar survivors would relate. So I paired them with the humans that needed them. “

He waved his hand at the darkness. “It’s pretty here. This dimension hasn’t been ruined yet. Lots of everything. Gives them a chance.” He looked at Rosie. “You know?”

“Wasn’t that against some rule?”

The angel pursed his lips and heaved a big sigh. “Rules need to be placed in the context of knowing the rule makers. And their agenda.”

Rosie studied his face in the darkness. “Lally, you’re an anarchist.”

“Guess that depends on who you talk to.”

“Are there others?”

“Other elementals who think like I do?” She nodded. “Yeah. Anyway. They’ve been here for a while now. Some have started families. Their own take on culture is starting to emerge. Interesting to watch. The one in charge of the place is a nice fellow with a nice family. Owes me a favor. Simple as that.”

“Does everybody in the multiverse owe you a favor?”

His mouth twitched at the corner as he looked down at her. “Working on it.” His eyes drifted back to the settlement. Rosie thought she saw a hint of pride. Proud sponsor perhaps.

“This could be a good place to get your thoughts sorted out. They’ll give you a job and who knows? Maybe a new perspective. So welcome to the EC. That’s what they call it, short for Exile Camp. By the way, don’t mention Telstar. They don’t like to be reminded. I don’t blame them. They left that behind to start a new life.” He turned to face Rosie. “A new world really.”

She looked around again. “What’s with the motorcycles?”

His expression was definitely sheepish. “Oh, they, the Telstar, like them. A lot. So they became part of our arrangement. I made an adjustment to the engines so they’ll run on water and threw tools and maintenance stuff in with the deal.”

“Are you saying that they’re weren’t motorcycles here before?”

“No. Every dimension develops differently. You know that.”

“Well, yes… So how did you get motorcycles here?”

He laughed. “Rode them.”

“You did not.”

He nodded, grinning. “One at a time.”

“I didn’t know you could ride a motorcycle through the passes.”

“For all I know, I’m the only one who knows it. Let’s keep it that way. Okay?”

She shrugged. “Okay. What do they look like?”

“Look like?” Kellareal laughed out loud. “Oh, sweet baby.”

MY GIVEAWAY…

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One signed copy of MOONLIGHT: The Big Bad Wolf. Winner of the REVIEWERS CHOICE AWARDS  Best Vampire~Shifter Novel of 2013, the Paranormal Romance Guild.2013PRG1st place High Res

For a chance to win, leave a comment telling me why you’d like a signed copy of Moonlight.

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Mesmerizing, Enchanted…., February 24, 2014, By Twinkles57

This review is from: The Witch’s Dream: The Demon in the Details (Knights of Black Swan, Book 2) (Kindle Edition)

Second in the series of Knights Of The Black Swan. Following beautifully with the flow of the story, not a beat has been missed. Storm deals with rejection and a broken heart. Elora and Ram explore the love they have for one another. Kay and Katrina are planning the wedding. There are new players on the scene, bringing lots of twists and turns. You will not want to miss this! I laughed and cried as this motley crew faced danger and suspense on every corner. I’m now headed to book three!! I can’t wait!

Thank you for the review Twinkles57! We appreciate it! – Sarah