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Thea Atkinson

Vampire 1 copyVampire Addictions: The Recruiter: vol 1

Release Date: Oct 31, 2014

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Sassy Jade Sanchez has just been dumped after four years of devout monogamy, and she’s starving for a little affection. Her self-esteem is shattered, her confidence damaged, and she’s had so many ugly cries she’s afraid her face will never be the same. Enter hot as hell Sam, who asks her to an upscale costume party. It sounds like just the ticket to squeeze the last bit of melancholy from her system. Hell, if she’s lucky, smoking hot Sam might make a move on her.

Three drinks in, and Sam abandons her to a greasy Dracula who seems bent on getting her into some sort of S&M action that involves teeth and necks and declarations that her vulnerability tastes like Chianti. She’d knee the guy in the groin except her feet have taken root to the tiles. It takes the handsome and enigmatic host to extract her from the costumed nosferatu, but it’s an ironic rescue at best.

She’s been recruited, and vampire bait ain’t nothing if it isn’t fresh.

 ~~~**********~~~

A little taste from the opening:

I’ve always told myself a good old-fashioned cry is as good to the psyche as grease is to machinery, but after four days of slicking my spirit with that particular lubricant, I wasn’t feeling the relief. In fact, I was beginning to worry my face would forget how to make any other expression except ugly cry. Four days. A full day for each year I’d devoted to the bastard who had fooled me into thinking monogamy could be as good for the soul as confession. Of course, I’d believed he thought the practice just as spiritual as I did. Of course, I was the sole devout practitioner. Of course, I was an idiot not to see the signs.

I needed a good exorcism, that was what. Rid myself of the demons of grief and regret. Get the hell out there and just rile things up. Get my party on. Get my drink on. Get my what the hell am I going to do without that bastard blubbering on.

I settled for a mocha swirl latté because who was I kidding? My complexion looked like someone had scoured it with acid. My eyes could barely peer through the swollen sausages that used to be my lids. No way I could find any sort of Jade juju with my face looking like a raw turkey’s ass. I’d need at least a week to recover, and all I had was the weekend. Halloween weekend at that. I’d taken three sick days from the vet’s clinic where I worked the desk and I knew by the tone of the vet’s voice that if I didn’t show on Monday, my ass would never get the luxury of imagining such a wondrous thing as a turkey ever again. Like it or not, it was back to the land of the norms who hadn’t had their hearts ripped out by a cheating bastard. Or at least, back to the land where those who had, have at least managed to move on.

So coffee and sugar would have to do.

Which is how I met the hot-as-hell Sam.

Which is how I managed for the first time in four days to find a tattered edge of my self esteem’s cloak close enough that I could steal a tentative grip on it.

Which is how I ended up on a rampage of apocalyptic proportions trying to find a costume at four o’clock Saturday afternoon for a party that started at nine.

“This is it? Really?” I said to the rental clerk, a gorgeous mulatto chick at least three years older who obviously never had a man pull on the string of her self-esteem. “This is all you have?”

She quirked a charcoal brow at me over hazel eyes. “Honey,” she said, making me want to pinch her sensually thick and wax-balmed lips. “Any sane woman booked their sex kitten costume weeks ago.”

“Do I look sane to you?”

Her appraising eye ran my length from hair to heel before she placed her palms on the counter much like a bartender does when he’s about to tell a patron he’s had too much to drink. I braced myself.

“What you look like is shit,” she said.

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The End is near! Theta Waves 8&9 finally live

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HOLY HELL! THE END IS NEAR!

Both of the last episodes (8&9) are now live on all outlets. AND at a really nice launch price of 99cents. That’s right! get em both for 99cents each and finish the series in one blow.  It’s back to regular price of 2.99 by July 24, 2014

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Series Reviews: Witch’s Curse Launch

I’m the kind of gal who really hates writing reviews.

I mean really.

They feel too much like high school book reports for me, and I always did really badly on those. However, when I started self-publishing my own novels, I began to realize how important those reviews could be for an author. I started to tell myself that I would just support independent publishers by purchasing their works and sharing their information with friends when I could.

And I have been. Almost exclusively these last two years, I’ve been reading independent authors (well, except for George RR Martin. I went through those books as if they were free)

During this time, I have found some new favorite authors, and one of them has just recently released her second book in a planned three book series. I’d like to share with you my thoughts on that because it was a very satisfying read and made me applaud how clean independent fiction could be. (something many authors struggle with, because even when we purchase editing, it takes a while before we can find the right editor for our work.)

Witch’s Curse by Debra Martin and David Small is the second in the Witch Stone Prophecy trilogy and as a sweeping saga in the world of magic and assassins, it promised me some of my favorite things. Witches, of course, but also female assassins and characters that begin their journeys as flawed beings who ultimately find some sort of redemption.

The story takes the reader through twists and turns worthy of epic fantasy while managing to keep the reins of tension taut and the characters true. We get to see through the eyes of evil-doers and heroes alike, and that feature brought a freshness to the plot that I enjoyed. Even minor characters became favorites. The authors grabbed my attention with all the keywords that make me take notice of a piece of fiction, and the writing kept me reading. I look forward to the finale.

 

If you’re looking for book 1, you can find it here: Do yourself a favour, and grab both of these. You won’t be disappointed.

 

 

Theta Waves episode 8 is ever so near.

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If you’ve read and enjoyed Phoenix, I’d really appreciate a review as I aim to purchase an ad. Trouble is: most ad spots require at least 10 reviews on Amazon before they will consider you. Do a gal a favor:  if you liked it, write a few words for me? Better yet, if you’ve read them all so far, be a dear and put your review in Book 1 (episodes 1-3) so paperback buyers can have a gander at whether it’s a good buy for them before they shell out their hard-earned cash.

NOW for the post

theta 8cEpisode 8 (Evolution) is at the editor’s as of this writing, folks, so it’s ever so close to being in your hands! You won’t believe where Theda finds herself this time OR how she gets out of it.

And episode 9…is just about finished. I’m excited to see this series find its feet. More folks are downloading the (still) FREE first episode Phoenix

If you missed episode 7 (Adaptation) go grab it now. If you want in on intro prices and specials for the release of the final episode, sign up to the newsletter.

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Theta Waves episode 7 is live: now with more Ezekiel

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More Ezekiel!

OOPS. I completely forgot to post that episode 7 (Adaptation) is up. Silly me.If you’ve been dying for more Ezekiel, this one has it.

 

There’s nothing more thrilling than watching your past go up in smoke, unless maybe it’s a hit of godspit. The drug still haunts her, but Theda has done more than just survive since Ezekiel forced her to give up the drug; she has thrived, and now she has saved her pale rider from the clutches of the beast.

She’s home free, all but shouting out the victory, when the Beast arrives. He will rid New Earth of her with extreme prejudice, even if she leverages Henrik’s vision to save herself.

Now, she’s in yet another battle for her life–except her would-be assassin is the person she trusts the most.

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Anomaly is on sale June 20 for world pride day

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3 ebooks for the price of 1 all summer long

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Yup 50% off three of my favorite more to the middle mainstream novels. In one box set, you can get

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Throwing Clay Shadows is on sale till May 9

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I’ll post the winner (assuming I get to 100….I think I can, I think I can) right here on the blog and on Facebook, linkedin, and twitter. Oh, and announce it on my newsletter too.

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Throwing Clay Shadows gets a new look

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I’ll post the winner (assuming I get to 100….I think I can, I think I can) right here on the blog and on Facebook, linkedin, and twitter. Oh, and announce it on my newsletter too.

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KG Stutts guests at Gonzoink

MirrorcoverHello! My name is KG Stutts. I am an author of a sci-fi romance series with Distinguished Press. The first in the series, Mirror Image, is out Friday. I’ve also written several romance novels to be released later this year.

Mirror Image is about a brilliant woman, Madison Mackenzie Rhodes who goes by the name Maddie. Her entire world is turned upside down when she finds out she’s a clone, created by a secret government agency called the Intergalactic Security Commission. Clones are created to keep the peace and protect Earth from the knowledge that we aren’t alone in the universe. Maddie must work with her counterpart, using the name Mack, as they are both being targeted. But soon an enemy from within the ISC threatens not only Earth, but countless other worlds as well.

One of the things I pride myself on most in my books is my strong female main characters. Each one of them is beautiful and unique and I *hope* they will be inspirational to anyone, male or female, reading one of my romance or sci-fi romance books. Brief rundown:

From my Mirror sci-fi romance series:

Maddie is brilliant, sweet, and stronger than she appears. She’s quick on her feet and uses her mind instead of her fists.

Mack is just as brilliant as Maddie but with a rougher edge to her. The years with the ISC have hardened her and she’s a proven leader but remains true to herself.

From my work-in-progress Amethyst sci-fi romance series:

Wait until you meet Ember later this year. She’s something else. Strong, fierce and incredibly tough. She’s the leader of Amethyst, a group of genetically enhanced super-humans and is more comfortable with her blaster than being around her own sister.

My romance, Color of Dreams, went to the semi-finals in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. It will be published later this year with Lazy Day Publishing.

Julie is a sex crimes detective. Her personality is as fiery as her hair. She’s the type of woman who would show her gun in a strip club if someone was hitting on her (and does).

Probably my weakest girl is Maggie from my Change the Stars romance (out in June also with Lazy Day) but it’s not her fault. Her story is set in the 1930s and was raised with a silver spoon in her mouth. But she does grow throughout her novel. She starts as a timid girl who holds her tongue and develops into a capable woman protecting her family through WW II.

Also developing a story for Isabelle, a young woman who becomes a pirate. That should be fun.

My fmc are tenacious, sharp witted, and pioneers in their own world and ways. They are relate-able and charismatic. I subscribe to the Joss Whedon school of characters. It’s my hope that whoever reads their stories can connect to them.

I’m tired of reading books where the women are background characters or secondary to the guys. Some genres are sexist or geared toward a particular female archetype. I want to shatter the stereotype especially in my sci-fi books.

Just wait to you get to meet my girls. Mirror Image will be available on April 25th.

Fiction to the Left of Mainstream

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