Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Book special! Ironic Sacrifice on sale for 99 Cents!




Hey everyone! IRONIC SACRIFICE is on sale for $0.99 for only a short time, so grab it while you can!

Here's the blurb:


Jayden Leigh wants to commit suicide. Her clairvoyant powers have become so intense that she lost her job and home. Death is the only way to make them stop. Opportunity presents itself when she comes across a sinfully handsome vampire ready to make a kill. Jayden begs for him to take her instead. A blissful death in his arms, or the visions ravaging her mind? She'd gladly take the vampire. 

Razvan Nicolae is captivated and amused by the beautiful seeress who sacrifices herself for a stranger. Killing such a pleasing asset doesn’t interest him. If he could get her powers under control, she just might be the key to finding his missing twin. 

Controlling her visions and working for a seductive vampire? Razvan’s offer is like a dream come true. But her dream turns into a nightmare when a mad vampire cult leader seeks to exploit Jayden’s powers to stop an ancient prophecy. 

As Jayden finds herself at the center of a vampire war, she realizes that the biggest threat isn’t losing her life, it’s losing her heart. 

Buy it now on 
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Thursday, June 16, 2016

More Giveaways! Plus, Brides of Prophecy Box Set now live!



Hey everyone!

I'm pleased to announce that the Brides of Prophecy Box set... which includes the first 3 books in the series as well as the first three chapters of Unleashing Desire, which doesn't release until August 16th is now live everywhere where ebooks are sold!

Amazon
iBooks
Kobo
Nook

Along with that, I have some giveaways!

First, you can enter to win a kindle copy of the box set HERE! 

Also, the kindle Giveaway for WITH VENGEANCE is still open until July 4th! Go HERE to enter!

And finally, I'm also running a print giveaway for WITH VENGEANCE!




Goodreads Book Giveaway

With Vengeance by Brooklyn Ann

With Vengeance

by Brooklyn Ann

Giveaway ends July 19, 2016.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
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Friday, June 10, 2016

With Vengeance Giveaway, plus quilting update!






Happy Friday, peoples!

First off, I have some excellent news. WITH VENGEANCE is currently the #1 Amazon bestseller in the category, "Heavy Metal!" YESSS!!!

Also, Amazon is having a giveaway with 2 Kindle copies up for grabs. Go here to enter!

As for my quilting, I'm still painting away. So far I have 12 Squares.





 
Whew! Almost halfway there. But I also have much going on in the writing front. My publisher has asked me to write a short holiday story in my Hearts of Metal world. After that, I need to get cracking on Scandals with Bite book 5.

Anyone else have exciting plans for the weekend?

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Exclusive on iBooks! Brides of Prophecy Box set!




Hello iPeople! Since a lot of my specials and promotions have been featured on Amazon, I thought you guys were feeling left out.

So I've released the first 3 books in my Brides of Prophecy Series in a box set with a bonus exclusive sneak peek at the first 3 chapters of book 4, UNLEASHING DESIRE!



Appleheads get it first!

For my Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and Google Play readers, not to worry. The individual books in the series are still available for you, and I'll be releasing the box set with all other e-tailers soon.

To pick up your copy of the boxset on iBooks, go here!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

The Trouble with Rock Stars



I’ve been asked why rock stars make good romance heroes, but the truth is, they’re not. So why did I choose to write about them? Because they’re challenging!

Successful musicians are on the road constantly, whether they’re on tour, heading to the recording studio, recording music videos, attending award ceremonies, etc. That leaves little time for a relationship. Other challenges include rampant drug use in the industry and the constant temptation of fans that throw themselves at band members.

In the first two books in my Hearts of Metal series, I solve the first issue by having my heroines working alongside the heroes as part of the band. You’ll have to wait and see how I solve that in book 3. The other two issues demanded careful handling, and again, you’ll have to read to find out how I resolved them.

Another constant challenge is handling the gender dynamics. The Heavy Metal world is mostly male dominated, so my heroines have to overcome sexist assumptions and prove themselves worthy of being one of the guys.

Challenges aside, rock stars are a delight to work with. Aside from their larger than life personas, a man carrying a guitar is a sort of aphrodisiac. Music has always been a great passion of mine and I am overjoyed to explore that love on the page.

My next book, WITH VENGEANCE, features the heroine, Katana James who faces the daunting task of filling the shoes of the revered guitarist of Bleeding Vengeance, who died in the last book, KISSING VICIOUS. Other struggles include her growing attraction to the bassist, Klement Burke who has a secret identity. Also she must contend with a mysterious, malevolent stalker.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

How to make a painted-block quilt. Part 1.

Aside from writing books, I also make quilts. It's something my mom and grandma taught me to do when I was little. In fact, I learned in the daycare they owned together.

Here's one I made for my boyfriend for Christmas:




Okay, I kinda lied. The only part I did for that one was painting the squares and tying the quilt. So if you have an amazing awesome grandma, this process will be even easier.

However, I finally got a sewing machine and I'm learning, so this next quilt I'm working will be ALL me. Anyway, I'd been promising a few people that I'd write a series of blog posts explaining the process. So here we go.

Supplies that you need right away:

1.) Ball point fabric paints.
I use both Aunt Martha's which you can get in combo packs on Amazon, and Tri-chem, which you order from their site.




You can also get this nifty case to hold them all.


2.) Washable Fabric pencil

3.) Quilting ruler.

The square one RULES!!





4.) Cutting mat




5.) Rotary cutter




6.) White cotton fabric.

How much you need depends on how many squares you'll cut.

Tip: You can get 42 13x13 squares out of a Queen flat sheet.

(Just get a bed sheet from a thrift store. They work great)

7.) Carbon paper

8.) The images you want to use.

Ex: 30 for a Queen Size, 42 for a California King.

You can either pick pages from a coloring book, or download any image you want off the internet.

If you're not using color pages and printing off your own, then you will need:

9.) Some photo program like Gimp, Paint.net, or Photoshop

Then, of course, you'll need access to a color printer to print the pictures.

10.) A clip board.

11.) Clippies: Um.. you, know, these things:



Supplies you'll need later:

1.) Fabric for the strips that frame your squares

I'm going with this:



2.) Fabric for the back



3.) Quilt batting for the middle




4.) Yarn or Embroidery floss for tying.

I prefer the latter.




5.)Needles

6.) Sewing scissors

7.) Sewing machine, or an awesome grandma who has one.

Pictured above: The most amazing woman in the universe.


8.) Access to a quilting frame... or study the DIY methods to tie a quilt without one.

Um, we'll get into quilting frames in a later post.

Okay, let's begin:

Step 1: Select the images you want for your quilt. Since I'm a hard core painter, I'm doing the covers of my favorite horror movies. Here's my pinterest board for that. Horror Quilt

However, for easier painting, I recommend coloring book pages. My aunt made quilts with Disney characters, for example.

If you're going my route and duplicating full color images, then you'll need to adjust your images to 8 1/12 by 11 and 300 dpi resolution in your photo program. After selecting the pictures you want to paint on your quilt, either print them out or take them out of your coloring book.



Step 2: cut the amount of squares you need for your size of quilt. For the quilt I'm making, I'm doing 30.



Step 3: Line up one of your fabric squares on the clip board, then place a piece of carbon paper, inky side down on the fabric. Place your image on the carbon paper. Make sure everything is centered before securing the layers with clips.




Step 4: Trace your image onto the fabric.



Step 5: Remove the image and carbon paper, then place a piece of paper on the clipboard underneath the fabric square because the paint will bleed through.


Step 6: Paint the squares.

The envelope was scratch paper to test paint colors. More on that later.


For tips on painting squares, stay tuned for part 2





Friday, May 20, 2016

WITH VENGEANCE IS HERE!



I am excited to announce that WITH VENGEANCE, (Hearts of Metal Book 2) is now available!

Here's the blurb:

Katana James is about to become the studio guitarist for her favorite heavy metal band ever—and meet the musicians, music, and man of her dreams.

SHE MEANS BUSINESS

Twenty-three year old Katana James can shred on the guitar. Not that anyone would know, as she’s spent most of her time working on a popular news and gossip website for Heavy Metal fans since her own band broke up. But her dreams are in reach when she gets an audition to play with her favorite band, Bleeding Vengeance. Kat won’t let her gender, her anxiety disorder, or even the pranks of a malicious stalker stand in her way. The only thing to threaten her focus? A growing fascination with the group’s brilliant, mysterious bass player.

HE OFFERS PLEASURE

Klement Burke has always been the heart, soul and brain of Bleeding Vengeance. He’s the kind of rock star who stays in the shadows, a perfectionist more interested in satisfying his brain than other parts of his body. Until he auditions Katana James. At first it seemed a perfect idea, as he’s been aware of her talent for some time. But meeting her in the flesh ignites thoughts far from professional. Despite the conflict of work, the odds against her falling for a geek like him, and a secret he’s been hiding, his heart, body and soul now belong to Kat.

So far it's available on

All Romance:  https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-withvengeance-2042789-149.html

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FWNT3UM

Smashwords:  https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/637722

I'm also running a giveaway on Amazon for a free kindle copy. You can go here to enter:  https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/ae2b7ff4bba1b50d

Needless to say, I'm very excited! I hope everyone has an excellent weekend!