Monday, July 8, 2013

Author Highlights & Giveaway!!

Some of the books I have been reviewing here lately are phenomenal! I would like to share some of the joy, and pain, and sorrow these brilliant authors have inflicted upon me with some get to know yous and a HUGE giveaway!

Here are 4 of the coolest ladies on the planet, and some info about them.  Don't forget to enter the giveaway at the bottom! Its running from July 8th until July 29th, and winners will be announced on July 31st.

Happy reading!
Dowie

Kelley Grealis



About this author

Kelley Grealis was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. She has a B.A. in Accounting from Baldwin-Wallace College and a Masters of Business Administration from Cleveland State University.
She has loved all things vampire since she was a little girl, and it was that passion combined with thirteen years of Catholic schooling, that inspired her to write THE DESCENDANT.
Kelley lives in a Cleveland suburb with her husband.


About The Descendant

Allison Carmichael wakes from a car wreck with no memory of the past three years. She doesn’t recall her husband’s death or how she alienated her friends, and she definitely doesn’t remember anything about her new boyfriend Vincent Drake – a charismatic man with a penchant for rare and unique possessions. In fact, the only things familiar to Allison are her seemingly common ailments – insomnia, lack of appetite, erratic body temperature – which have gone undiagnosed and are worsening. 



But Vincent knows exactly who, and what, Allison is – a mortal descendant of the first vampire. He is a vampire who has watched over Allison and her ancestors since the biblical times of Cain and Abel ensuring their secret is kept. Once he realizes Allison’s symptoms are accelerating and transforming her, he’ll stop at nothing to have her.



Allison discovers that she is a descendant and the first of her kind to exhibit signs of vampirism. She must decide between risking her mortal death if she cannot control her symptoms or fully transforming into a vampire and damning her soul for eternity. A decision made even more difficult when Allison discovers that Vincent has manipulated her life, and everyone in it, so that he can have the one thing no one else in the world has – the first descendant-turned-vampire.


THE DESCENDANT – A Vampire Tale of Biblical Proportions
Lavinia Urban

About this author

I was originally grew up in Winsford, Cheshire and moved to Edinburgh in 2000.
I am now married with 2 daughters and live just outside of Edinburgh.
Writing has always been something that I have loved and I have been writing since an early age.
It wasn't until 2010 when the idea came to me to write Erin the fire goddess. It is a series of books, the first called the beginning which is now available on Amazon.
I decided to use the name of the main character and her sister as my two daughters, who inspire me to write every day.

About Erin the Fire Goddess: The Beginning


Erin Tait is a 15 year old girl, who thinks of herself as a freak. She's moves to her parents home town of Galladale, where all is not what it seems On her first day at school, she meets Sean Jackson. Instantly she is besotted with him. But this results in her being targeted by a girl called Jessica Watson. She has one warning. Stay away from Sean! But he is everywhere she goes, even in her dreams. Which are soon taken over by Jessica's threats and actions against Erin are taken in school. Erin is scared, lonely and confused. Who can she turn to? Will Jessica stop this hate campaign? and can Erin control the fire within?


Brandy L. Rivers


About this author

I’m a wife and mother of three with an overactive imagination. I’ve been obsessed with monsters and magic for pretty much ever.  So I decided to write the stories that keep me awake at night.
I started writing at a very young age. It probably didn’t help that I won the young author award in first grade, it might have started it all.
If you haven’t figured it out, I love to read. Those choose your own adventures were an early favorite. Then I moved on to Stephen King at 10. Hey, my grandmother who I love dearly got me started on horror movies at 5. Then by 12 I was reading Anne Rice. I read just about anything, but I love my monsters and magic.  
Some of my favorite authors are Lauren Dane, JR Ward, Gena Showalter, Laurel K Hamilton, and so many more.

About In Too Deep


Fallon iFallon is a brilliant tattoo artist with inherent magic. Tired of men and their games, she climbs onto her Harley and leaves her old life behind.
Brody is a talented motorcycle mechanic and werewolf stuck in his painful past. It's just another depressing night until he's attacked by vampires. Thinking he killed them, he runs into the night and crashes into Fallon.
Unwilling to walk away from anyone in need, she heals Brody and then takes out the vampires who aren't as dead as he thought. Her past collides with the present, and she finds herself stranded in Edenton, Washington where an old friend lives. With no ride and no real plan, she winds up staying in Brody's empty apartment.
Feeling alive for the first time in years, Brody is determined to claim Fallon's heart and keep her safe from the shadows in her past. However, she prides herself on her independence and would rather keep him safe, even from herself.
With the impending danger from the group of vampires and dark mages, they will have to work together. The closer they get, the harder it is for her to fight her attraction.
Be prepared for monsters, magic and lots of ink.


About New Beginnings


Jess knew her life would never move forward if she remained a part of Gregory’s pack. Some Alpha’s just don’t know how to take care of their wolves. She had managed Gregory’s bar for years but she knew he would never sell it to her.
After one giant mistake, he went from bad to worse. As a psychic, she knew it was a downward spiral.
Taking her future in her own hands, she contacts the Alpha in Edenton. He is happy to sell the empty bar no one has the time, nor desire to renovate, much less run.
Their attraction is unexpected and the last thing either want, but they find the only thing they need in each other.
There is just one problem. Slater’s second in command is plotting against him. Liam will use anything to take over as Alpha.
Plenty of werewolves, an old vampire flame, plus a paranoid second, and don’t forget the psychic with a whole lot of attitude.



Gillian Joy

About this author

I'm a 41 year old mother of two who designs houses for a living and lives to write.
I grew up in the Western Suburbs of Sydney Australia the eldest of five children. I had two younger brothers and two much younger sisters. I say had because one of my brothers died when I was only nineteen. 
You can read about his story in No Chance to say Goodbye when it is released. 
I once had a boss who told me I had had a hard life but I never actually saw it that way. Life is what it is, and I had food, clothes, a roof over my head and a family who loved me. What's so hard about that?
These days I live on the Mornington Peninsula, south east of Melbourne Australia where I spend as much spare time as I can either with my nose in a book or writing away on my phone. I love it here, there aren't too many places in the world that with less that a ten minute drive you can watch the sun rise over the water, or you can watch the sun set over the water, and there's just something extra special about watching the sunset over the beach, something dreamy and romantic. I live with my husband, two beautiful but willful kids a few fish and a very spoilt English Staffie named Cleo.
I'm sure you don't want my whole life story so that's about it in a nutshell. I suppose though I should add that I really am a proud Australian. I love bbq's, thongs and Vegemite sandwiches and I even call my friends "mate". Oh and in winter I can't live without my "ugg" boots.

About Guardian


Headstrong and determined, Hannah always knew that she would become the Guardian. She was the keeper and the protector of all supernatural beings. What she didn't expect was that it would mean she would have to endure the agonising death of her mother first hand as their supernatural connection brings her to her knees, or that it would mean that she could never be with the man she loved.


Blond haired, blue eyed Gabriel was her handsome childhood friend, but would circumstances prevent her from ever being able to explore her true feelings for him?

Jesse, the dark alluring but incorrigible vampire would give anything to be with her, but as the guardian Hannah is forbidden to fall in love with the supernatural.

With her life in turmoil over her conflicting emotions about Gabriel and Jesse and her frustration at being unable to exact revenge for her mother’s horrific death, Hannah flees her life in an attempt to start over. But can we ever really escape from ourselves? 
There is no escaping destiny no matter how hard she might try and Hannah must learn to reconcile her commitment to her family with her responsibility as the Guardian and her duty to her heart.

About Forever Guardian


Book two in the Guardian series.


Hannah’s life has never been easy, despite her strong willed determination and her extra “gifts”, it's still always been hard work keeping an entire world full of the supernatural under control, but having achieved a small semblance of control over most of the custas, Hannah was hoping to be able to slip back into her life of normalcy. Wishful thinking when you're the guardian of all supernatural. 

With all the issues she’d had to endure in her past, she'd never had to worry about the mermaids before, so why would they choose now to suddenly start haunting her dreams and her life. Then there are the fairies to contend with as well, just when she manages to get one aspect of the crudelitas under control, the others decide it’s time to start causing problems.

All Hannah wants is some quiet family time and a chance to reflect on her feelings for Gabriel but instead she's thrown back into the thick of the supernatural world, and this time it threatens to invade the quiet family life she has worked so hard to establish. There's no running away this time, she has to front the challenges head on, but forever can be a long time if you can't be with the one you love.














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10 comments:

Bobbye Booth said...

Beautiful Bitch by
Christina Lauren

Doris Orman said...

gotcha! Thanks for stopping by!! :)

hippo said...

http://www.amazon.com/RUNE-Episode-I-Awareness-ebook/dp/B00DNQOVGW

Would be the book I'd love to win. Have most of the others already ;-)

Doris Orman said...

Got it! Thank you for entering!! :)

Leslie Rodriguez said...

Thanks for the giveaway. New Beginings.

Shirley Williamson said...

Would love Spark by Brooke Cumberland. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jennifer Griffin said...

Taunting Destiny is my next must buy book, although it's not due for release until next month...next in line is Secret Dreams. Thanks for the giveaway.

Jessi said...

In Too Deep. Thanks for the giveaway.

jess820 at gmail dot com

Yvonne Simpkins said...

Would love to have Spark by Brooke Cumberland. Thanks very much for your giveaway.

Doris Orman said...

Thank you sooooo much to everyone for supporting Indie Authors and Dowie's Place!!! All the winners have been emailed and have 24 hours to respond.
Happy Reading!!
Dowie

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