Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Good News Day!

Welcome to this week's good news...




After today Good News Day will be on hiatus
until January 7th, 2014.



GIVEAWAYS & FREE READS

S.E.Gilchrist is running a "Happy 1st Publication Anniversary" giveaway. More details on prizes here.
Contest closes December 23rd, 2013 and winners will be announced on her blog December 24th, 2013.









Kylie Griffin has A New Beginning - a free read, sci-fi romance short story - posted on her blog.
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Happy reading!



WELCOME

A big shout out and welcome to three new members to our DSDU blog/website:
D.J. Michaels
Daniel de Lorne
Claire Boston



SALES

Christina Phillips has signed a contract with Entangled Publishing for her archangel romance, Destiny Rising. The book will be published through their Edge imprint. Congratulations!




BOOK COVERS & RELEASE DATES

Storm of Fire is S.E.Gilchrist's erotic novella set in the same post-apocalyptic world as Paying the Forfeit, where two tribes must join together to survive a common foe – the Half-dead.

Ordered to protect a Freeber male, Lycanean Wren, is not impressed with her first sight of the gentle scholar. He looks as if he’d never held a weapon in his life.
Besides she has made a vow to never join with another. For how can she, when her warrior mate, Larid, may still be alive?
Trapped together in a Half-dead barrow, Wren and the Freeber, Tobias, discover more than the unruly lust that storms to life between them.
Their enemy has invented a form of Greek fire and the cache must be destroyed before their tribes are wiped out.
But a partially transformed Half-dead stands in their way…Larid.

You can find out more about the novella here.


Mark your calendars for September 2014. Forged By Desire is Bec McMaster's next release in her London Steampunk series.

Captain Garret Reed of the Nighthawk guard has a deadly mission: capture a steel-jawed monster preying on women. He hates to put his partner, Perry, in jeopardy, but she’s the best bait he has. Little does he realize, he’s about to be caught in his own trap.
Perry has been half in love with Garrett for years, but this is not exactly the best time to start a relationship—especially when their investigation leads them directly into the clutches of the madman she thought she’d escaped...



Claire Boston's contemporary romance, What Goes on Tour, will be released with Momentum on 11th February, 2014.

What goes on tour, stays on tour … or does it?
Few people know that socially awkward Adrian Hart is actually rock God, Kent Downer, and that's the way Adrian likes it. His privacy is essential, especially now that he has guardianship of his orphaned, ten-year-old niece, Kate. But when the nanny quits in the middle of his Australian tour Adrian finds himself in a bind.
Until Libby Myles walks into his life.
Libby has only ever wanted to become a full-time author and prove to her parents that she can make it on her own. On the surface, the temporary job as the nanny for Kent Downer's niece looks perfect—the pay is fabulous, the hours are short and Kate is a big fan—it's the rock star that's the issue.
Arrogant and way too attractive for anyone's good, Kent Downer has enough swagger to power a small city. But when he's out of costume he's different—shy and uncertain. For Libby it's a far harder combination to resist. She needs to find a balance between work, writing and ignoring her attraction to the rock star, because if she falls for him, it could mean the end of her dream.
But when a horrible scandal is unleashed—putting young Kate in danger—there's more heat between Libby and Adrian than just sexual attraction. Libby must figure out if Adrian ever cared for her, or if it was all just part of the show…



Jaguar Secrets (menage M/F/M) by Khloe Wren was released December 13th, 2013 with Evernight Publishing.

Who would have thought saving a stray cat could change her whole life? Yet that is exactly what happens when Cammi saves a black kitten from under a jetty.
Jaguar shapeshifter Luca is out looking for his ratbag little brother, Rogue, who has taken off again. He finds Cammi rescuing him and instantly recognizes she is his mate. She passes out when Rogue flashes form so Luca takes her home, to discover his best friend, Nate, is also Cammi’s destined mate.
When Cammi’s self-appointed big brother learns the shifters are after her heart, he takes matters into his own hands and attempts to convince her they are not for her. Who will Cammi believe? Her two new lovers or a friend who is the closest thing to family she has ever known.

You can view the trailer here.



S.E.Gilchrist's next sci-fi romance, Star Pirate's Justice, is due out 1st Feb, 2014 with Escape Publishing.






REVIEWS

Christina Phillips' Her Savage Scot received a 5 star review from Pure Jonel.
"Phillips is off and running with this daring, romantic & erotic tale... Myth and reality combine in this unforgettable tale to create a captivating whole. Not only does Phillips tell a lovely story, but she also doesn’t hesitate to throw more than a few kinks into this story. More than once she had me completely shocked with the turn that the story took, however it always fit... There was a bit of a comedy of errors going on for a while that turned into a sweet, perfect ending. She also stays completely in the realm of history while telling a love story that transcends time."
Full review here.

Her Savage Scot also received a 4 star review from My Secret Romance.
"I was drawn into the intrigue of the Scots versus the Picts. This was a new time period for me… I will definitely be reading more on this series and from this author!”
Full review here.




OTHER

For everyone who celebrates Christmas - have a safe and relaxing holiday. Stay safe if you're travelling anywhere.

Picture from rememberingletters.wordpress.com

From all of us here at the Dark Side DownUnder - Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and see you in 2014!

Picture sourced from 2014-newyear.blogspot.com



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