Monday, March 16, 2020

Book discount, Isolation tips, and another book from Suntup!



Happy Monday, everyone! 
I hope you all are holding up well in the midst of the current insanity. To cheer everyone up, I thought I'd remind you all of a discounted book I have. The first book in my Hearts of Metal series, KISSING VICIOUS, is only 99 cents.  
It's about an aspiring guitarist and heavy metal blogger who gets the chance to be a roadie for her favorite band. Unfortunately, the lead singer is her biggest crush, so navigating romance with working dynamics is a challenge for them both.

Book Recommendation: You know that publisher of the fancy books that I like to collect?
Suntup is doing Farenheit 451! It looks incredible. I'll have to wait until payday before I get to order this edition, but it's gorgeous! 

Isolation tips:

As someone with agoraphobia and PTSD and who works from home, I spend almost all my time isolated, so I figured I could offer some tips.
1.) Books and movies.
I know that sounds obvious, but sometimes people, including myself, keep scrolling through social media and mindlessly internet browse, forgetting all about the joys of curling up with a good book or a movie.
2.) Resurrect beloved hobbies
Remember how you used to do crafts, or scrapbook, or tinker with inventions, or paint...ect? Time to pick that back up! I'm going to do another scratchboard for sure. I also want to try to do a painting or start another quilt. Oh, and I LOVED jigsaw puzzles. Maybe I can do the ones I got as gifts and never had the time to start.
3.) Big home projects you never had time for. 
At Kent's house, we have about 167 of those. I also STILL need to polish the wheels I got for my my B-day.
4.) Hang out with friends remotely.
Those of you who see the acknowledgements in my books know that I'm in a group that watches bad movies together online. We use an app called KAST for that. We get to stream a movie for each other and chat in the sidebar. It's pretty much my only social life. 
LIFE NEWS:
Due to current events, I'm not going to be getting much work from the day job, so money will be tight. I was going to get another tooth fixed next month, but I'll probably have to cancel that. 
At least that means I'll have more writing time, so I'll be focusing on finishing up RECLAIMING THE MAGIC, and then writing the next book in the B MINE series. 
For happy news, one of my close friends custom made me a doll of one of my favorite horror movie characters: Angela from Night of the Demons. I LOVE HER!
Yeah, yeah, I know my spooky stuff isn't up everyone's alley, but it makes me happy. 
Book News. It's been 3 weeks since I turned in HIS SCREAM QUEEN, so I should be getting my developmental edits back any day. And maybe my cover? I swear, I am cursed with this one when it comes to having to wait for the cover.
Until next time, BIG HUGS! 
-Brooklyn A.

Series by Brooklyn Ann
B Mine
(Horror Romance)
HIS SCREAM QUEEN (Spring, 2020)
HER HALLOWEEN PARTY (Fall, 2020)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Brides of Prophecy
(Paranormal Romance/ Urban Fantasy) 
Also don't need to be read in order until book 5...kinda
Prequel: Tesemini (Free)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hearts of Metal
(Contemporary Romance)
Standalones that intertwine

Scandals With Bite
(Regency paranormal romance)
Books do not need to be read in order

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Monday, March 2, 2020

Last chance at the 99 cent box set deal!

In my flurry to finish writing HIS SCREAM QUEEN, I totally forgot to put the Brides of Prophecy Box Set back to full price. 
"Bass player Beau, scientist Lillian, and heavy metal drummer Aurora all have something in common: They can’t resist the dark side… Vampires, magic, and passion fill the pages of this seductive set of romances!"
My goof is your gain. It' still on sale for 99 cents on
But I will be changing the price back to 6.99 on Wednesday, so get it fast.
Other News:
I FINISHED the 2nd draft of HIS SCREAM QUEEN and turned it in to my publisher. Still tapping my foot impatiently for the cover. Release date is in late April! 
Now I'm back to work on Brides of Prophecy book 7, RECLAIMING THE MAGIC, which is available for Preorder! That one comes out in August! 

Until next time, BIG HUGS! 
-Brooklyn A.

Series by Brooklyn Ann
B Mine
(Horror Romance)
HER HAUNTED HEART (October, 2019)
HIS SCREAM QUEEN (Spring, 2020)
HER HALLOWEEN PARTY (Fall, 2020)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Brides of Prophecy
(Paranormal Romance/ Urban Fantasy) 
Also don't need to be read in order until book 5...kinda
Prequel: Tesemini (Free)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hearts of Metal
(Contemporary Romance)
Standalones that intertwine

Scandals With Bite
(Regency paranormal romance)
Books do not need to be read in order

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Three Urban Fantasy novels for 99 cents!

I'm excited to announce that I qualified for a Bookbub deal for books 4-6 of my Brides of Prophecy series. Since book one is free and book 2 was free to everyone who signed up for this newsletter (Please let me know if you didn't get the welcome email with the link to download your copy), and book 3 is $3.99.
Bookbub wrote up a cute blurb for this box set!
"Bass player Beau, scientist Lillian, and heavy metal drummer Aurora all have something in common: They can’t resist the dark side… Vampires, magic, and passion fill the pages of this seductive set of romances!"
It's only for a few days, so snag it fast!
It's discounted on: 

Other News:
OMG, you guys, a miracle happened. Remember how I'd said my deadline for HIS SCREAM QUEEN was Valentine's Day? Turns out I was mistaken. It's the 25th and I only have about 4 1/2 chapters to go, so I think I'm going to make it! ...That means I'll have more of a leg to stand on if I decide to send my publisher an email asking when they expect the cover to be done. 
As for my difficult Valentine's day, it turned out pretty good. Kent and I did our date the night before. We went to Red Lobster and OMG, my food was amazing, and then we saw Birds of Prey. SUCH A FUN MOVIE! I highly recommend it if you like cheesy fun.
In other good news, my two year anniversary of quitting smoking was yesterday and I got myself a good treat that should show up in the mail soon.
Now I'm off to work on finishing this book! 
Until next time, BIG HUGS! 
-Brooklyn A.

Series by Brooklyn Ann
B Mine
(Horror Romance)
HER HAUNTED HEART (October, 2019)
HIS SCREAM QUEEN (Spring, 2020)
HER HALLOWEEN PARTY (Fall, 2020)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Brides of Prophecy
(Paranormal Romance/ Urban Fantasy) 
Also don't need to be read in order until book 5...kinda
Prequel: Tesemini (Free)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hearts of Metal
(Contemporary Romance)
Standalones that intertwine

Scandals With Bite
(Regency paranormal romance)
Books do not need to be read in order

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Some Badass books, excellent news and a teaser for HIS SCREAM QUEEN

New adventures in my book-collecting obsession. I managed to get in on a numbered Suntup edition of Thomas Harris's RED DRAGON, book one in the Hannibal Lecter series. These editions sold out in 15 minutes. 
But, there are still Artist Gift Editions available. They're not signed by Harris, but they're signed by the artist who did the cool illustrations. ...I bought one of those too because I want to own every Suntup gift edition. Because holy wow, they are gorgeous.
You can go HERE to nab one. Alas, it doesn't come out until Fall. Right now, they're in production for I AM LEGEND, a classic vampire story, and you can get that one too.
They're spendy, but they've forced me to adopt better habits. I cut back on frivolous purchases, eating out, and even Red Bull.
So... it's a good habit?
Anyway, on to other news.
Apparently before Christmas, HIS FINAL GIRL got reviewed by PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY! I am so blown away. You can check out the review HERE.
And though I'm scrambling on playing catch up for Book 3, my 80's Prom Horror Romance, HIS SCREAM QUEEN, I'm having a lot of fun with it and just might make my deadline. I am quivering with impatience for my publisher to send me the cover.

Now for the TEASER!
Chapter One
January, 1984

Brittney Shaw allowed Brandon Teller to kiss her as the clock struck midnight. He’d be the perfect candidate to be her king at the prom if only he went to Amteep High instead of Sunnydale Prep. Looking at the glittering throng gathered in the Skeetshue Country Club ballroom, she wondered if she should have asked Daddy to transfer her to Sunnydale. But no, she’d went to public school with the same classmates since kindergarten and they’d witnessed her transformation from a dull, stringy-haired, middle class girl to the rich, beautiful, popular princess she was today. And before graduations, they’d see her change from princess to queen.
Brandon snapped her attention back to the present. “My parents are still in Cabo. I can have my driver take us to my place if you want to go somewhere alone where we can… talk.” He trailed his fingertips across her collarbone.
“That’s very tempting,” Brittney purred. “But I have a headache. Maybe next time.”
Brandon’s protests chased her as she left the dance floor and had one of the club employees call her driver and bring her fur from the coat room.
The dolt didn’t take the hint, instead following her out onto the shoveled patio and down the slick flagstone steps. Rock salt crushed under the heels of her red leather Oscar de la Renta shoes as Brittney thought of how easily she could silence him forever if she felt like it.
Once she was delivered home to the gorgeous mansion on Lake Skeetshue that her father had purchased only two years ago, Brittany kicked off her shoes and raced up to her room. She only had a few more hours before her parents would return home from the party.
Quickly, she changed out of her puffed-sleeve red chiffon gown and into a ski outfit that was so two years ago. Something that she could easily throw away if it got too messy.
After grabbing the suitcase that she kept hidden in the back of her walk-in closet, Brittany went back out into the winter night. Her boots crunched over the frozen snow. Her nose and cheeks stung from the cold, but it couldn’t be helped.
This was the first day of the new year. A time when she had to give thanks for all she’d received the previous year and ensure the fortunes for this one.
The gardener’s shed was unused for the winter. Which made this ritual easier. In the summer, she had to store her sacrifices elsewhere.
The animal whimpered when she opened the door, but didn’t try to escape. It was too weak for that now. Instead, it allowed itself to be led to the birdbath in the backyard. Brittney set her suitcase on top of the glass-hard ice surface of the marble birdbath and opened it to reveal the tools that had helped her grant her every heart’s desire.
With practiced ease, she withdrew a large dagger and carved a pentagram in the snow around the birdbath. Then she placed red candles at every point and lit them. Opening one of the books she’d stolen from the library three years ago, Brittany chanted the words that summoned her own personal genie.
Scar rose up in front of the birdbath, looking more solid than he had the first time she called him forth from the netherworld. The animal let out a piteous squeal and tried to flee, but Brittany was used to this part of the ritual.
Still gripping the knife she used to carve the pentagram, she slit the creature’s throat.
Steaming blood sprayed through the air, glittering in the moonlight. Just as she’d expected, some crimson droplets splattered on her ski-suit. She’d have to burn it.
“Oh, Scarlionapskhis, scourge of the soulless, most infernal, please accept this blood sacrifice as a token of my gratitude for the favors you’ve bestowed on me and as a gift in exchange for making me beautiful.”
The demon inclined its head sardonically and fell upon the still twitching body of the sacrifice.
Brittney used to gag when Scar devoured the animals she’d killed, but after so many years, she was so used to the sight and aftermath that now she only wiggled her numbing toes in her snow boots, impatient for the ritual to be over with.
When Scar finished dining, he fixed Brittany with yellow glowing eyes. His growling voice sounded like a rabid dog coughing up shards of broken bones. “Do you have a wish you want me to grant?”
“Not tonight.” Brittany did not fall into the trap. She had quickly learned not to get too greedy with the demon. Not only because it would grow angry with her if she demanded too much too soon, but also, because she didn’t want him to make her owe a debt before she was ready to pay it.
Wishes called for careful consideration, cautious wording, meticulous ritual, and a proper sacrifice.
“This night, I gave you this gift and now allow you to return to your realm in peace.” Brittany then said the guttural words that banished the demon before she blew out the candles.
She then lit a sage bundle and trailed the smoke behind her as she kicked snow over the pentagram. After packing her candles and knife away in the suitcase, she hauled the grisly remains of the sacrifice over to the edge of the cliff where the back yard ended and kicked it over the edge, where it sank into the black waters of the lake below.
Back inside, she stripped off the bloody clothes and tossed them in the fireplace. The smell of burning nylon wrinkled her nose. She hoped it dissipated before her parents got home.
After a luxurious soak in a hot bubble bath, Britney changed into a nightgown and settled into her king-size four poster bed.
Her parents’ drunken laughter carried from downstairs.
Mother spoke in a fake, Zsa Zsa Gabor-wannabe voice she’d been affecting lately. “Can you believe that Cora Neery dared to show her face at the gala tonight? I would have thought that she would be persona non grata after the incident at the charity ball last month. Some people have no sense of class.”
Brittney’s father cleared his throat and spoke in a grating, patronizing tone. “The Neerys have more money, Punkin. They’ll always be able to behave as they like. Unlike us, who weren’t allowed among their ranks before my promotion.”
“Well, I still think she’s a tacky hussy,” Mother sniffed. Dad must have made some sort of expression of disapproval, for her voice shifted back to normal. “I am of course grateful for the improvement of our circumstances. You’ve worked so hard for our family.”
They have me to thank, Britney thought furiously. If I hadn’t learned the mysteries of the occult and called forth Scar, Dad would still be a junior at Woodward & Paulson instead of being a full partner, and Mom would have been getting her manicured nails dirty working at the jewelry counter at J.C. Penny. We still would have lived in that ugly subdivision on Locust Lane, and the doors of the country club would still be slammed in their faces.
But it wasn’t her parents’ misfortunes and mediocrity that had motivated Brittney to check out that book at the library on casting spells. It was the desire that every fourteen-year-old girl had.
To be pretty.
Brittany still didn’t know if the spells from that first book had actually worked, though just enough things that she wanted happened to make her think it wasn’t coincidence. Her acne had cleared, and her hair did seem a little thicker, and the other girl competing for a spot on the cheerleading squad had indeed suffered a terrible fall and broken her ankle. That was enough to delve further. That first book mentioned the possibility of summoning spirits to do one’s bidding, so Brittany looked up books on that. Most were full of useless ghost stories, but one directed her to exactly what the spell book had promised. Only this book referred to the spirits as demons. Brittany had felt one icy shiver prickle the back of her neck before tossing her hair and deciding that it didn’t matter what they were called, only that they gave her what she wanted.
Months of chants, arcane symbols and a pentagram drawn on her bedroom floor beneath her rug, three dead mice and four dead rabbits later, she brought forth Scarlionapskhis for the first time. All of the demon’s names were impossible to pronounce, that was the first challenge in summoning them. 
Brittany called her demon “Scar” for short, but learned quickly that demons did not appreciate nicknames.
The first wish Scar granted was for her dad to have enough money to buy a new wardrobe from the J Crew and Esprit catalogs she and her friends pored over. That wish was granted when one of the partners of Woodward & Paulson Law Firm died and her father was made into a full partner.
The wardrobe got Brittany a foot in the door with the A crowd at school, but since the queen bees, Heather Price and Susan Meyer were part of the country club set, Brittney’s family had to be as well.
That wish was granted when her grandmother died shortly after visiting, leaving Brittney’s mom a small fortune, and around the same time, her father landed a prestigious client, gaining the Shaws their coveted invitation to the country club.
Brittney never returned the library books. She couldn’t stand the idea of someone else gaining the power she had. Besides, she reasoned, if these books fell into the wrong hands, good people could be hurt. Because demons demanded sacrifices. And while Britney only offered up creatures that wouldn’t be missed and people who were bad, like her father’s mistress, someone else might not be so discerning.


I hope you enjoyed this teaser. 
Until next time, BIG HUGS! 
-Brooklyn A.


Series by Brooklyn Ann
B Mine
(Horror Romance)
HER HAUNTED HEART (October, 2019)
HIS SCREAM QUEEN (Spring, 2020)
HER HALLOWEEN PARTY (Fall, 2020)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Brides of Prophecy
(Paranormal Romance/ Urban Fantasy) 
Also don't need to be read in order until book 5...kinda
Prequel: Tesemini (Free)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hearts of Metal
(Contemporary Romance)
Standalones that intertwine

Scandals With Bite
(Regency paranormal romance)
Books do not need to be read in order

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Cover reveal for Brides of Prophecy, Book 7!

Okay, even though parts of designing this cover were extremely difficult, all around, I had a blast making it and sometimes wish I could take a few years off of writing and design book covers instead, lol. I think this might be one of my best.
Drumrollllllllll!
I alas do not have a release date for this one. I am hoping for this summer, but since it's a long and complex book, it could take longer.
Also on my schedule is the next B Mine book, His Scream Queen. While writing Reclaiming the Magic, I'm working on outling my fun 80's prom-themed horror.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Trick or Treat! THREE PARANORMAL ROMANCES FOR 99 cents!



Trick or Treat! My Brides of Prophecy box set is 99 cents across all etailers, US and International!

A mechanic learns her guardian is a vampire, a psychic makes a deal that might bite her later, and a rock star discovers she’s the prophesied savior of another world.

Includes: WRENCHING FATE, IRONIC SACRIFICE, CONJURING DESTINY, and a bonus exclusive of the first three chapters of the fourth book, UNLEASHING DESIRE and a teaser of book 5, PLEADING RAPTURE!