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Guest Trisha Wolfe & a Giveaway

I’d like to welcome a fabulous author with an amazing imagination (and one of my critique partners), Trisha Wolfe, to my blog today. Trisha released a novelette Unveiled in September 2011. She then followed Unveiled with her first full length novel, Destiny’s Fire, in January 2012.

Destiny’s Fire by Trisha Wolfe

It’s the year 2040, and sixteen-year-old Dez Harkly is one of the last of her kind—part of a nearly extinct race of shape-shifters descended from guardians to the Egyptian pharaohs. Her home and her secret are threatened when the Council lowers the barrier, allowing the enemy race to enter the Shythe haven.

As the Narcolym airships approach, Dez and her friends rebel against their Council and secretly train for battle. Not only is Dez wary of war and her growing affection for her best friend Jace, but she fears the change her birthday will bring. When Dez’s newfound power rockets out of control, it’s a Narcolym who could change her fate… if she can trust him.

Dez’s guarded world crumbles when she discovers why the Narcos have really come to Haven Falls, and she’s forced to choose between the race who raised her and the enemy she’s feared her whole life.

Welcome Trisha!

P.T.: If you had a secret that you needed to keep from those you care about, do you think you could hide it for as long as Dez?

Trisha: Well, probably not lol. I’m bad about keeping secrets from my mom. She knows everything, and she’s also my best friend. So it would be extremely difficult to keep anything from her. But, Dez’s mom did know her secret, so if we’re talking about being in her shoes, I do think I could keep it from my friends. Especially if it protected them. I’m actually a really good secret keeper. Someone says, You can’t tell anyone…then goes on to tell me some juicy tidbit, I never say a word.

P.T.: If you could choose any one of your characters to have your back in a fight, who would you pick?

Trisha: Hmm. I’d have to go with Reese. He’s pretty badass when it comes to fighting skills, and he always protects those he cares for (of course he cares for me, he has to!) But if we’re talking about a cat fight, I’d go with Lana. She’s so loyal, and she always has your back no matter what. And she’s pretty scrappy when she gets down.

Trisha, you gave us a blurb for Destiny’s Fire above, why don’t you share an excerpt too!

DESTINY’S FIRE

Excerpt

Cogs

Lana and I made our way through the mist, and I sat down next to Jace at the bar. He looked me over, giving an appraising scan before furrowing his brow. He hadn’t spoken to me since we first got here.

The bartender checked my ID, and I ordered a Clockwork Tangerine. “Two actually,” I corrected, noticing Lana’s pouting lips.

“Rum?” Jace turned toward me, eyes wide. “Oh, hell no.” He shook his head. “What do you think you’re doing?”

“Ordering a drink. What does it look like?” I slipped my ID between my inner thigh and boot. Jace’s hand trailed mine and confiscated the ID, causing my stomach to flip violently as his fingers brushed my skin. “Hey! What are you doing?”

“Taking your ID. You can’t drink.”

I scowled at him. “And you can?”

“Yes.”

I huffed. “That’s sexist! How come you get to drink when you’re all upset and I don’t?”

He stared into my eyes, a desperate look on his face. “You’re upset?”

“You’re not the only one who’s freaked about the Narco situation,” I said, accepting my drink from the bartender. “I don’t like it any more than you do. But I know whining about it won’t change a thing. I just want to try and have fun at my birthday celebration.” I took a sip and nearly choked.

Jace screwed up his face. “Give me that.” He attempted to snatch my drink. I turned, sloshing a bit from the glass but keeping it in my hands.

“No,” I drawled. “And you never answered me. How come you can drink and I can’t?”

He released a heavy sigh. I barely heard it over the music. “Because, no one tries to take advantage of me if I get drunk. I’m not a hot chick that has to worry about some guy trying to get into my pants.” He looked me up and down. “Or my bustle.”

I stretched my eyes wide, amused. “So, I’m a hot chick?” I smiled. “And you’d probably look pretty cute in a bustle.”

He opened his mouth, then shut it. “Did you miss the point of that sentence?”

~*~

About the author: Trisha Wolfe is the author of the YA Steampunk/Paranormal Romance DESTINY’S FIRE. Her published short stories have appeared in YA literary journals and Fantasy magazines. UNVEILED is her first novelette and part of a Dystopian series releasing TBA. She’s written four books in the past two years, and is currently working on the sequel to DF and a new project. She’s represented by Lauren Hammond of ADA Management.

Links: Website: www.TrishaWolfe.com
Blog: http://TrishaWolfe.blogspot.com
Twitter: http://Twitter.com/TrishWolfe
Facebook: http://Facebook.com/TrishaWolfeYA
Goodreads: http://Goodreads.com/twolfe

Thank you for visiting, Trisha!

Trisha was also kind enough to offer one lucky winner an eBook copy of Destiny’s Fire. The winner will be chosen on Saturday, 2/11/12!

Fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter! Good luck!

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Get Your Creep On YA Book Listing – 2011

Just in time for Halloween, here are some YA books that should fit right in with the creepy holiday this weekend.  Want to read scenes that’ll leave you tense, anxious, looking over your shoulder? Check out the list of YA books below where you’re bound to find some books that will fill your creepy/spooky/spine-tingling reading needs!

*bwhahahahaha*

Happy Spooky reading!

P.T. Michelle | BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS | http://amzn.com/B0058J4KSQ | dark-paranormal, romance | $0.99

J.A. Templeton | THE DEEPEST CUT | http://amzn.com/B0058HTU0G | dark-paranormal, romance | $0.99

P.R. Mason | ENTANGLEMENTS | http://www.amazon.com/Entanglements-Multiverse-ebook/dp/B005R0RPPG/ref=pd_rhf_p_t_1 | urban fantasy, romance | $0.99

CC James | Demon Trackers: The Anointed | http://www.amazon.com/Demon-Trackers-Anointed-ebook/dp/B0057PHJQ6 | horror, action/adventure | $0.99

Jo Ramsey | The Dark Lines 1: The Black Bridge | http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Lines-Book-One-Bridge/dp/0983419906/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1318262818&sr=8-2 |paranormal, urban fantasy| $13.95 (print)

Tawny Stokes / DEMON WHISPERER / http://tinyurl.com/3kx2duj / horror, urban fantasy / $2.99

Nicole Zoltack | SEEING FOR THE FIRST TIME | http://tinyurl.com/3bh824a | paranormal, horror | $0.99

Helen Scott Taylor | A CLOCKWORK FAIRYTALE | http://amzn.com/B005JERQDG | fantasy, romance | $2.99

Stacy Juba | Dark Before Dawn | http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Before-Dawn-ebook/dp/B005PG7SXG/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1318277666&sr=1-2 | psychic, paranormal |
99 cent sale through Halloween

Wilson Doherty | ASHLYN’S RADIO | http://amzn.to/qRrEEV | YA-paranormal, romance | $3.99

Maree Anderson | FREAKS OF GREENFIELD HIGH | http://amzn.com/B005M9TC3K | YA, paranormal | $2.99

Edie Claire | WRAITH | http://www.amazon.com/Wraith-ebook/dp/B005FR7NL2 | paranormal, romance | $0.99 sale through October 31st.

Andrew Culver | CAMP CANNIBAL | http://amzn.to/qpLFmd | YA horror | $0.99 | Note: This is New YA (where the main character is college-age)

Lori Devoti | DEMON HIGH | http://www.amazon.com/Demon-High-ebook/dp/B004IE9WLM | dark urban fantasy | $0.99
(right now $2.99 but price in process of changing…)

Kelly McClymer | BLOOD ANGEL | http://amzn.com/B005UJR5EU | dark-paranormal, fantasy | $0.99

Lena Coakley | WITCHLANDERS | http://www.amazon.com/Witchlanders-Lena-Coakley/dp/1442420049/ | dark-fantasy, action| $10.98 (print)

Nicole Chase | MORTAL OBLIGATION | http://amzn.com/B005F9YGN8 | vampire, dark-fantasy| $0.99

Angeline Kace | DESCENDED BY BLOOD | http://amzn.com/B005IQL6EA | vampire, dark-fantasy| $0.99

Addison Moore | Ethereal | http://amzn.com/B004U34BZS | angels, dark-fantasy| $0.99

10 eBooks for $10 Halloween Event

Hi everyone! I wanted to tell you about a special Halloween 99 Cent Sale I’m participating in with 9 other young adult authors through Oct. 31. Buy all of them – 10 e-books for $10 – or just choose a few.

Curl up on a dark night with these bewitching offerings from 10 traditionally published authors whose credits include Kindle Bestsellers, Romantic Times Top Picks, and Rita and Eppie award winners! We’ve served up a variety of Halloween treats!

You can check them out below, as well as on this Amazon Listmania list.  We hope you enjoy the reads and please share this special event with others.

Brightest Kind of Darkness, YA Paranormal Romance (Brightest Kind of Darkness Series, Book #1)
1.  Brightest Kind of Darkness, YA Paranormal Romance (Brightest Kind of Darkness Series, Book #1) by P.T. Michelle
The list author says:
“Seeing your entire next day has its advantages…and dangers. A dark paranormal YA full of mystery, adventure, horror and romance!”
$0.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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Immortal Faith, a young adult novel of vampires and unholy love
2.  Immortal Faith, a young adult novel of vampires and unholy love by Shelley Adina
The list author says:
“A spooky tale of vampires and unholy love”
$0.99
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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Demon Whisperer (Caden Butcher)
3.  Demon Whisperer (Caden Butcher) by Tawny Stokes
The list author says:
“Zombierific action adventure!”
$0.99
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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Nine Horoscope in Catsup Stories (Wicked Good 1)
4.  Nine Horoscope in Catsup Stories (Wicked Good 1) by Phoebe Matthews
The list author says:
“Tales of fortune telling, a love potion, a zombie, a sorcerer, an unintentional stalker, a shapechanger, a vampire and a smash wizard. And then there’s the dog.”
$0.99
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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Melody's Follies
5.  Melody’s Follies by Flo Fitzpatrick
The list author says:
“Sheet music, a doll and an eccentric witch throw Melody Flynn through time to the Ziegfeld Follies and a mysterious Egyptian cult.”
$0.99
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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Wraith
6.  Wraith by Edie Claire
The list author says:
“Kali thought that seeing dead people was a curse. Until, while spending her spring break on a sunny beach in Hawaii, she sees him…”
$0.99
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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Demon High
7.  Demon High by Lori Devoti
The list author says:
“Dark and edgy urban fantasy with a heart-tugging romance”
$0.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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Dark Before Dawn
8.  Dark Before Dawn by Stacy Juba
The list author says:
“Psychic chills and thrills in a deserted New England beach town”
$0.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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The Deepest Cut (a MacKinnon Curse novel, Book 1)
9.  The Deepest Cut (a MacKinnon Curse novel, Book 1) by J.A. Templeton
The list author says:
“A haunting dark paranormal romance with a twist of spine-tingling horror”
$0.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion
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Blood Angel
10.  Blood Angel by Kelly McClymer
The list author says:
“Some decisions haunt you forever”
$0.99
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