Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Roxy Mews is here, with a giveaway for A Love Worth Biting For!

A Love Worth Biting For is a book that began with the feeling I got when I met my husband.  The opening scene in this book is exactly how I felt when I saw my man run by me all athletic and…sweaty and…yup it felt like I was knocked off my feet to say the least.

Now, is my husband a tall, dark, and bitey vampire?  No, dammit, but sometimes my mind wanders, and it wandered into a world where the love of your life is chosen for you by forces beyond your control.  I certainly felt like I had no choice but to go after the man I loved, and I began writing about a character drawn to the one they would love for eternity, because the rest of their life just wasn’t long enough.

And I have a thing for men that bite.

Amber Paulson is the main character in my first book.  This story is told from her point of view.  I don’t want to admit how much she is like me, but I will say that her vocabulary is a product of my own foul mouth.  I really enjoy cursing, and as I have grown older, I seem to care less and less what the people around me think.  Having super-human strength and healing, like Amber does, had me imagining what I would be like if I had those powers at my disposal.  From the looks of it, I would cuss a bit while thoroughly enjoying my mate’s body. 

This book was one I began writing as a project for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month).  I fell in love with the characters and tinkered with this book for over a year before I was happy enough with it to show it to other people.  Then they tore it apart like I asked.  So I rewrote it.  Then I sent it into an editor at Samhain Publishing.  It took me months to believe that email that said they would take the book.

Now I am waiting patiently (not really) for release day on October 1st.
To celebrate and get the word out I am giving away an ARC of my ebook!  Since it is an ebook, international entries are very welcome.  The file would come to your email inbox. Leave a comment below with your email address, and I will pick a winner through Random.org.

Amber Paulson’s wolf has chosen a mate for her, but Amber is not amused with its pick. Jake Meyers might look amazing in a wet T-shirt and have the cheekbones and strong jaw that artists drool over. Too bad he is missing a pulse. 

Jake is a vampire, well, mostly. Then a tall, curvy redhead pops up on his radar and something awakens in him. Even though he tries to stay away, Amber gets under his skin, and his vampire/werewolf heritage starts to become more bark and less bite. For the first time, he feels the call of the moon, and he knows it’s all because of Amber Paulson.

Amber’s trying to stay away, and Jake’s trying to not turn furry. They both fail miserably—and with a lot of sweaty and enjoyable property destruction.

By giving in to her mating call, Amber finds out more than she ever wanted to know about herself, her family, and the rogue wolf who took so much from her so long ago. As her past comes back to bite her, she’ll have to decide what she’s willing to give up for her mate. Her home? Her pack? Her…heartbeat?


Roxy Mews said...

Thank you again for letting my hybrids on your blog! I cannot wait for October 1st. Just two weeks until I get to share Amber with everyone.

SandyG265 said...

Sounds like an interesting story.
sgiden at Verizon dot net

Angie Fox said...

Thanks for stopping by today! Let's leave this contest open until Sunday, then we'll pick a winner. :)

Mary Hughes said...

I love this story! Fresh, fun and sexy as hell. Congrats on your upcoming release!

CrystalGB said...

Sounds great. I love the cover.

Roxy Mews said...

Thank you Sandy and Crystal for stopping by! Good luck. Your odds look good. ;p

And Mary...I love you. :D

Thanks for the timeline that I forgot to put in the post, Angie. *drinks coffee*

claire smith said...

Congrats the soon to be release!
cowgirl_up010 at yahoo dot com

Roxy Mews said...

Thank you, Claire! Just a couple weeks now. :D

Amanda said...

Sounds wonderful!

amandabladd @ yahoo.com

Roxy Mews said...

Thank you Amanda. :D Good Luck!

jmcgaugh said...

I really like the cover; sounds like a great story.
jmccgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu

Roxy Mews said...

Thanks jmcgaugh! I was thrilled with the cover when I first saw it. The artist did an outstanding job.

I will leave this open over night and pick a winner tomorrow. Thanks to everyone for stopping by.

Roxy Mews said...

And the winner according to Random.org is jmcgaugh! Congrats!

I am shooting you an email to ask about your preferred format.

Thanks again everyone for checking out the blurb, and thank you to Angie Fox and the Wicked Authors for letting me stop by.