Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Cover Reveal and Release Date for KISSING VICIOUS!!

Hello everyone!

Remember back in May when I posted about my 3 Book Deal with Borough's Publishing for my heavy metal romance series? Well, book ONE already has a cover, a new title, and a RELEASE DATE!

I joyfully present to you all, KISSING VICIOUS!


Here's the blurb:

Kinley Black's dream comes true when an interview with her favorite band turns into an opportunity to become a roadie. She is determined to out-man the rest of the road crew who scorn her presence. But it's hard to be manly when the sight of the lead singer strikes chords of desire within her.

Quinn Mayne, lead singer of VishÓ§us, is furious when the road manager hires a woman to haul their gear. Taking such a beauty on the road is like dangling meat over a pack of feral hounds. However, threat of a discrimination lawsuit leaves him no choice. Despite his reluctance, he can't help being impressed by his new roadie's determination any more than he can suppress his urge to protect her... or his craving for her lush lips.

Combating the advances and animosity of her coworkers, Kinley's talent and skill earns the band's regard... and more heated glances from Quinn. When she is promoted to guitar tech, one roadie's resentment grows until he goes to deadly lengths to stop her. As her foray into the male dominated world of heavy metal deepens, Kinley learns that she has to do more than protect her heart, she has to protect her life. 


And it's coming out on AUGUST 21st!!! 

I'll post pre-order links as soon as they're up! 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Cover reveal: VIKING WARRIOR RISING by Asa Maria Bradley!

Hey everyone, my fellow RWA chapter buddy has an amazing book coming out in November and she gave me permission to spread the word!

Here's the gorgeous cover!


And here's the blurb:

Immortal Vikings are among us.
Leif Skarsganger and his elite band of immortal warriors have been charged to protect humanity from the evil Norse god Loki.
Under attack from Loki’s minions, Leif is shocked to encounter a dark-haired beauty who fights like a warrior herself. Wounded and feverish, the Viking kisses her, inadvertently triggering an ancient Norse bond. But when Naya Brisbane breaks away and disappears before the bond is completed, Leif’s warrior spirit goes berserk. If Leif doesn’t find her fast, he’s going to lose himself to permanent battle fury.
But Naya doesn’t want to be found...and he’ll do anything to find her. Because they’re both running out of time.

"Asa Maria Bradley creates a swoon-worthy hero who sizzles across the pages in this tale full of passion, blood, and destiny! Sexy, stubborn, and smart lovers clash in a tension-filled race to outwit science and control fate. Bradley is a new force to be reckoned with in the paranormal genre! Move over Highlanders...the Vikings are coming!"
- Rebecca Zanetti, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Dark Protector series

"Strong world-building, and a hero that will make you want a Viking of your very own!"
- Paige Tyler, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the X-Ops and SWAT series

"An intensely thrilling and unique romance that whisks the reader into the intricate, smart, and sexy world of these wickedly hot Viking warriors."
- Sara Humphreys, award-winning author of Vampires Never Cry Wolf




About the Author
Asa Maria Bradley grew up in Sweden surrounded by archaeology and history steeped in Norse mythology, which inspired the immortal Vikings and Valkyries in her paranormal romances. She also writes romantic suspense and currently resides on a lake deep in the pine forests of the Pacific Northwest with a British husband and a rescue dog of indeterminate breed. Asa graduated from the Inland Northwest Center for Writers MFA program at Eastern Washington University with an MFA in creative writing and also holds a Master of Science in Medical Physics from University of Colorado. She’s a 2014 Golden Heart finalist and represented by Sarah E Younger at the Nancy Yost Literary Agency.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Free Brides of Prophecy Prequel!!!

Hey everyone!

So my short story, TESEMINI is finally available! And it's free!

Tesemini focused on the band, Rage of Angels before the events of WRENCHING FATE take place.

Here's the blurb:

Aspiring heavy metal band, Rage of Angels, have found a perfect place to practice their music: an abandoned church in Spirit Lake, Idaho.

But once they set up their gear on the vacant altar, a barrage of eerie occurrences threaten to drive the band out of their new sanctuary.


When they discover that the church is haunted by enraged ghosts of the Kootenai Indian tribe, they utilize the advice of a voodoo priestess to confront the angry spirits.

And here's the cover!


Although it's a ghost story, it's more funny than scary. :D

Fun fact:

I came up with the concept of the story when I encountered a creepy abandoned church in the town of Spirit Lake, Idaho. (And yes, that's the actual church on the cover. Photograph by the amazing Kent Butler).

It looked like the perfect place for my fictional garage band without a garage.

I then researched the local ghost stories of the town, and was inspired by the haunting legends.

It was a lot of fun and I hope you'll pick it up!

Here are the links:


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A Rant on Today's Prom Dress Drama

So scrolling through my facebook feed, I saw a few stories about girls getting hell from their schools about their prom dresses. One had to cover up, the other had to leave. None of these dresses made me bat an eye.





This one is classy and almost too modest aside from a bared back and sides

This one reminds me of "Cha-Cha from GREASE.

This one looks like something my conservative grandparents would have loved me to wear to Sunday school... at age 13.

Seeing all this insanity inspired me to dig out my senior prom picture and post in on Facebook with a rant. It seems my dress would have violated all of these.


Prom for most girls is the first time they get to dress in grown-up formal wear. Seriously, that was the freakin' point of prom. It was a rite of passage and acknowledgement that teenagers are becoming adults and thus ready to dress as adults and engage in courtship.  

For me it was that AND the first time I got to dress up in front of my classmates, many of whom called me a "dog" and barked at me when I walked through the halls. It was a chance to try to be pretty and to show them that a guy was willing to be my date. Sadly, my date had dumped me the week before as had the one who was supposed to go with me to Junior Prom, which I skipped, heartbroken. This guy at least was a gentleman enough to still go with me and pretend for a night.

And my dress was VERY special. I was dirt poor but still had some money saved up for a dress, but as you can see, I was very small. All of the stores renting and selling dresses sneered at me and told me to try the CHILDREN'S section.

Yeah, like I wanted to look like a little kid for my first chance to dress like a woman.

After raging at my experience at the formal stores, my goddess of a mom took me to the fabric store and we designed a dress and she MADE it for me. I still have it, though it will never fit again. ((I MISS YOU, MOM!!))

And despite being dumped by my boyfriend and just pretending to everyone that I had a smitten date... and the crappy food at the big event, I had a wonderful time. It really was magical. Girls who had been mean to me complimented my dress with sincerity. Boys who had mocked me actually apologized and said I looked beautiful. Hell, some of them even danced with me.

NOT A SINGLE ONE LOST THEIR MINDS OVER MY BARE BACK AND SHOULDERS.

Seriously, this school dress code thing is insane and demeaning to girls... and boys who now seem to be thought of as mindless animals who will go crazy over an exposed shoulder. These schools are DESTROYING what they themselves have established as a night every student should remember fondly.


I wonder what they'd have to say about Carrie White's dress.





 Oh, wait, I know!


I CAN SEE YOUR DIRTY PILLOWS!



::Mic Drop::

Friday, May 8, 2015

3 Book Deal!!!



OMG, you guys, I've been sitting on this good news so long I thought I was going to explode.

I am pleased to announce that thanks to my fabulous new agent, Nephele Tempest, I've signed a 3 book deal for my heavy metal romance series with Borough's Publishing Group!

Here's the blurb for the first book, for now titled, CHORDS OF DESIRE.

Kinley Black's dream comes true when an interview with her favorite band turns into an opportunity to become a roadie. She is determined to out-man the rest of the road crew who scorn her presence. But it's hard to be manly when the sight of the lead singer strikes chords of desire within her.

Quinn Mayne, lead singer of VishÓ§us, is furious when the road manager hires a woman to haul their gear. Taking such a beauty on the road is like dangling meat over a pack of feral hounds. However, threat of a discrimination lawsuit leaves him no choice. Despite his reluctance, he can't help being impressed by his new roadie's determination any more than he can suppress his urge to protect her... or his craving for her lush lips.

Combating the advances and animosity of her coworkers, Kinley's talent and skill earns the band's regard... and more heated glances from Quinn. When she is promoted to guitar tech, one roadie's resentment grows until he goes to deadly lengths to stop her. As her foray into the male dominated world of heavy metal deepens, Kinley learns that she has to do more than protect her heart, she has to protect her life.


I am so excited!!! Stay tuned for release date news and cover reveal!! 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

BITE AT FIRST SIGHT BOOK SIGNING TOMORROW!!!




I will be signing copies of my newest release, BITE AT FIRST SIGHT tomorrow, (April 17th) at the Coeur d'Alene Hastings (101 E. Best Ave) from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM

If you're in the Spokane/ Coeur d'Alene area, I'd love for you to come see me!!

I will have bookmarks, tea, and red velvet, white chocolate chip cookies, and of course, BOOKS!

And yes, I will be wearing my top hat!

Here's the blurb:

Her interest is purely scientific
Cassandra Burton wants to study medicine, surgery, healing, and everything related to the human body and its mysteries-and she's willing to rob graves to do it! But a lady can meet dark and dangerous characters lurking around the cemetery. And who could be more fascinating than Rafael Villar, Lord Vampire of London? If she could study his physiology, she could learn so much that would help humans. After all, he's immortal-and Cassandra is now his prisoner...
Until she gets close enough to touch
As if Rafael didn't have enough to worry about, with a rebellion brewing and his allies out of reach, now he's confronted by a beautiful, fearless lady who wants to heal the scars he's born for centuries. He can't keep her, and he can't let her go, and worst of all, he's every bit as intrigued by her as she is by him.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

TNEE Recap Part 3: Stranded in La Grande



After four nights in Vegas, I was more than ready to get back to Reno and have a good rest before picking up the car and heading home.

On the seven hour drive, I got some pictures of some scenery I missed.

Back in Reno, my sweetie's dad was away on business but we had fun hanging out with his step-mom, who convinced his dad to give him his grandma's banjo. Apparently she was like a rock star in the 20's. It was awesome!



Of course the car was late getting finished the next morning, but we still were on track to get home by 2am Tuesday... until the car broke down in La Grande, Oregon, 5 hours from home.

...And I had a virtual release party planned for BITE AT FIRST SIGHT the next afternoon.


It was irony at its best. Right after getting front end work done on the car, the rear blew up. Thankfully we broke down right by a hotel... with an internet connection.

Too exhausted to do anything, we checked into the hotel and called all the nearby parts stores first thing in the morning.

The thing about having an old car and trying to get parts is that it can take awhile. We were told by all that it would take until the next day. It was a good thing my sweetie had just gotten paid from one of his jobs and was able to get the room for another night because, thanks to the Planet Hollywood overcharging my account by $465, I only had 45 bucks to my name.

But there was nothing to be done about it. We went and picked up some lunch at a wonderful cafe, picked up some hard cider and my sweetie dealt with the car while I first fought with the hotel. (The Planet Hollywood, NOT The La Grande Inn.) I had to bring my bank in on a three-way conversation before I got anywhere. I got a little over half of my money back. 

Then I celebrated my book release. 

                                     

Despite being stranded, I actually had a nice time. The party was fun, I got to interact with a ton of readers and authors I adore, AND reviews for BITE AT FIRST SIGHT were popping up everywhere, casting a cheerful glow on my troubles.

Another cool thing about La Grande was that it had a Trolley! I forgot to get a picture, but here's one from google images.




The next day as we got the parts, we discovered that we needed tools we didn't have to do the repair (But at least we HAD tools. Always have tools when you have an old car). So we had to take it to the shop... as we're both mechanics, this was a blow to our pride.
The shop then discovered that we were given the WRONG parts. That meant another day of waiting... and fighting with the Planet Hollywood to get the rest of my money back. But at least I had some of it and was able to reserve the room for another night.

We had dinner at this fantastic barbecue restaurant. 17 bucks got us brisket, tri-tip, ribs, mashed red potatoes, cheesy cauliflower-broccoli bake, and cornbread. And it was delicious. 
We walked back to the hotel and got a friendly wave and smile from the local sheriff (With constant sights of my boyfriend walking to the parts store and auto repair shop and the jacked up car in the hotel parking lot, I figure he knew our situation). Really, everyone in that town was super-nice. If you end up stranded, let it be somewhere like La Grande.

We cuddled and watched Con-Air before going to bed.

The car was ready the next morning right at check-out time and we were finally on the road home. My boyfriend even got to pump his own gas in Oregon, because with his car's antique filler hose, the attendant decided it "would be best that way."

There aren't many interesting sights on the drive from there to Coeur d'Alene, but we did see these nifty rock formations.




Then a whole lotta nothing.

By the time we reached Spokane, we joked about how we never imagined we'd be so happy to see it. (It's a rival town thing).




Another bit of local humor are two signs you pass on the way home. First is "Now Leaving Apple Maggot Quarantine Zone" followed by the beloved, "Welcome to Idaho!"






After this crazy trip, I am eternally grateful to all of my friends and family, in person as well as online. Your supportive comments and words of encouragement lightened my stress.

And I cannot thank my boyfriend enough. Yet again, if he hadn't been with me, I would have been royally screwed. And his attitude about the whole thing was calm and optimistic. He didn't yell or freak out, which in turn made me not freak out. He helped turn a series of calamities into a romantic vacation. And THAT is why BITE AT FIRST SIGHT is dedicated to him.

One reader is completely right. I need to get him a good present. I'm going to start with a new blower motor for his car so the heater will work... and then I have some other, more fun ideas.

So, that was how I spent the week of my third book release. I don't think I want to travel again for awhile.

Check out  PART ONE and PART TWO