‘Tis the Season 2019

‘Tis the Season to Read

This year has brought me a wide range of blessings, challenges, and struggles. Some of my joys revolve around my books. I’m in my second year of publishing and have six novels, and one short story completed. I love meeting fellow authors and book lovers, chatting about books, and getting to know this writing community. I hope everyone else has found themselves surrounded with friends and loved ones this holiday season.

One of my favorite parts of this season is to cuddle up with a warm drink and a good book. There are some good deals to check out, and I hope you find joy in a new book or author. I listed a few deals below. This next spring, I’ll be finishing up my Hard Wire Trilogy, and have a new series in the works for late summer. I hope your goals will be lofty for 2020, and your determination never ceasing.  I want to wish everyone a happy holidays and hope the next year finds you safe and sound.

Love,   DeAnna

WARM DRINKS

chocolate peppermint teaI know this is the season of pumpkin lattes and hot chocolate, but I found a new drink this winter. I received a Republic of Tea catalog (yes, they have catalogs and it makes my top ten books list), and they included a free chocolate peppermint tea sample. The blend of flavors was rich, and the smell encompassed the season. Not watery or bland, this low fat option is now one of my favs! Check it out! https://www.amazon.com/Republic-Tea-Peppermint-Chocolate-Count/dp/B00TYPVRTA

GOOD READS

HUNTED BY THE PAST by Jami Gray on Sale for $0.99 from 12/18-12/25hunted by the past cover

No matter how far she runs, she can’t escape…
Changing the past is an impossibility ex-Marine, Cynthia “Cyn” Arden, understands all too well. Struggling in the aftermath of a botched mission, which cost her two teammates, her military career, and a fledging relationship, she’s brought home by a panicked phone call. The psychic killer behind her nightmares has escaped military custody to hunt down the remaining teammates, one by one. Next on his murderous list—Cyn. Her only chance at survival is to master the psychic ability she’s spent years denying.
Unless she finds a way to trust the one who walked away…
The killer’s game brings her face to face with the one person guaranteed to throw her off kilter—the unsettling and distracting man she left behind, Kayden Shaw. Once she believed he’d stand by her side, until he chose his job and his secrets over her. A choice that’s left the scars of the past etched deep on her mind and heart.
To win this twisted game, Cyn must risk trusting her heart and accepting who and what she is, or lose not only her life, but the man she loves.

Dark Rising Series

I’ll also have book two in my Dark Rising Series, Unholy Sundering, on sale after Christmas and my short story for free. Give yourself a treat and relax with a new read.

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Survival isn’t guaranteed…

Years ago, dark magicians opened a dimension to another world and unleashed a new power on the earth. Governments toppled, millions died, and magicians became earth’s most feared predator.
After rescuing her younger sister from the clutches of the coven, twenty-four-year-old Becca discovers her enemies have left an unholy gift behind−a demon bound to her sister’s soul. On the run from Ryma and his twisted coven, Becca joins forces with her best friend, Caleb, and a pyromancer who tempts her untrusting heart.
Desperate to protect her sister and her friends, Becca finds temporary safety with a rogue faction she’s not sure she can trust. As war looms on the horizon, Becca is forced to pick sides in a game where survival isn’t guaranteed.

ON SALE 12/26-12/31 FOR $0.99 https://www.amazon.com/Unholy-Sundering-Book-Rising-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B07CYRGL5Q/

 

 

 

Guest Post – Minette Lauren

I’m excited to host Minette Lauren over to my blog. Contemporary romance is outside my normal genre, but every now and then, I love to explore other novels and this is a treat! Plus she’s shared a recipe as well. Enough from me, I’ll turn the time over to author Minette Lauren to talk about her new novel Cupcakes and Kisses.

Howdy Folks!cupcakes and kisses

I had a lot of fun writing, Cupcakes and Kisses, the very first book in my Hot in Magnolia series. Melvina Banks is a woman who knows her way around baking, and besides her amazing talents in the kitchen, she’s got a heart of gold. She feeds mouthwatering baked goods to the hardworking firefighters and residents of Magnolia on a daily basis. When she’s not working at Pop’s diner, she volunteers at the library to help with the literacy program and heads up the treasury for the Magnolia Blossom’s Ladies’ League. One of her favorite things to bake for the diner is homemade bread. So today, I would like to share one of her most special recipes below.

Thanks for having me,

Minette

What does it take to make it Hot in Magnolia?
One cup of sexy
Two tablespoons of sizzle
And a whole lot of heart

Magnolia, Texas, might be booming with single men, but as far as Melvina Banks is concerned, it’s a bust. Between her volunteer work with the Magnolia Blossoms, tutoring at the local library, whipping up cupcakes for the local firefighters, and working at her dad’s diner, she has no time for blind dates let alone finding “the one”. Melvina would much rather spend her precious down time fine-tuning her plan to open a bakery. When celebrity chef, Riley Nash comes to town for a Blossoms fundraiser, Melvina hopes for a chance to pick Riley’s business-savvy brain. With Riley’s nationally acclaimed talents and his successful new restaurant, Braised, he just might be the one who can help Melvina whip her blossoming idea into a recipe for success. Trouble is, she can’t seem to keep her mind on business when it comes to Riley’s devilish good looks and sizzling charm. The heat is turned up when Magnolia’s handsome fire chief, Manny Owens, sparks an interest in Melvina. Torn between two of Magnolia’s hottest bachelors, she can’t help but feel the burn. Can Melvina separate her rising affections for both men, or will she end up with egg on her face?
Cupcakes and Kisses is the first book in the delicious new romantic comedy series, Hot in Magnolia, by award-winning author Minette Lauren. Set in the burgeoning town of Magnolia, Texas, this hot new series is brimming with laugh-out-loud moments and chock-full of endearing characters who will have you rooting for love and cheering for happy endings. Buy HERE on Amazon. 

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Glitched Reality

BookBrushImage-2019-8-11-8-4026For those that aren’t on my mailing list, I have a new short story from my Hard Wired Trilogy for those that join. Check it out! https://dl.bookfunnel.com/if6bxailir
#YASciFi #VirtualReality
Black market tech and virtual programs are the bread and butter of Marco’s business. When visiting his sister, Ari, his program is hacked, and he
wakes to find armed mercenaries after him. Someone knows too much about him and his family, and nowhere is safe. When reality starts to blur around the edges, he fights to stay free.

Exciting News for my Hard Wired Trilogy

 

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As I’m getting ready to sit down and write the third and final installment in my Hard Wired Trilogy, I wanted to give something back to my readers. First, I have a short story, GLITCHED REALITY, told from Marco’s point of view coming out next month exclusively for newsletter subscribers at this time—JOIN HERE. It does have a spoiler if you haven’t read book one, but otherwise will be a great insight to what happens to Marco and his mother during book two.

 

 

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Also, I have a couple of sales for my other books in the Hard Wired Triolgy. SYNCHED, book two, is on sale for $1.99 for a limited time  during Aug 29-Sept 3. Check it out on Amazon HERE. And for those who haven’t jumped into the series yet, HOOKED is on sale Sept. 1st -7th. Thanks for the support!

Hope you enjoy! ~DeAnna

Synched Cover Reveal & PreOrder

I’m excited to announce SYNCHED is up for pre-order on Amazon and will be released March 8th, 2019. It is the second book in my YA Science Fiction series, the Hard Wired Trilogy.Synched preorder ad

After fleeing her government conscripted life, Ari finds employment with VisionTech and hopes it’s the haven she’s been looking for. But as she begins training, her misgivings grow. Her employer’s façade dissolves, and her role twists into something she never imagined. Thrust inside a virtual world, Ari is caught in the middle of a treacherous political game, where misplaced trust can be deadly. Yet, her only choice is to play or those she loves will be forced to pay the price.

Pre-Order it on Amazon today!

Dark Rising Cover Reveal & Sale

I’m excited to show off the cover for Unholy Alliance, book 3 in my Dark Rising Trilogy. As you can see, Becca has a more power and comes into her own, but at what cost?  DeannaBrowne_DarkAlliance_800

Also to celebrate it’s release, I putting book 2 in the series, Unholy Sundering, on sale for $0.99. Check it out here on Amazon. Enjoy!!

Survival isn’t guaranteed…

DeAnnaBrowne_UnholySundering_800Years ago, dark magicians opened a dimension to another world and unleashed a new power on the earth. Governments toppled, millions died, and magicians became earth’s most feared predator.

After rescuing her younger sister from the clutches of the coven, twenty-four-year-old Becca discovers her enemies have left an unholy gift behind−a demon bound to her sister’s soul. On the run from Ryma and his twisted coven, Becca joins forces with her best friend, Caleb, and a pyromancer who tempts her untrusting heart.
Desperate to protect her sister and her friends, Becca finds temporary safety with a rogue faction she’s not sure she can trust. As war looms on the horizon, Becca is forced to pick sides in a game where survival isn’t guaranteed.

Newsletter Giveaways

Sign up for my newsletter HERE to be the first alerted for giveaways, free short stories, and notified on upcoming releases. I have giveaways planned for December, and in January a giveaway of a new short story from Hooked, Book 1 of the Hard Wired Trilogy. Stay in touch!HOliday Giveaways (1)

Jami Gray’s Kyn Kronicles

Jami Gray pulls us into this urban fantasy world filled with danger, love, and intrigue and doesn’t let you go. Thank goodness you don’t have to wait. All five books will be released during the holidays, the last one on January 7th.  Fans of Ilona Andrews will eat them books up. They are up on Amazon and with Kindle Unlmited as well. Enjoy!

Shadow’s Edge – OUT NOW!Shadows-Edge-Ebook-Sml

When the supernatural lurks in the shadows of the mundane, hunting monsters requires unique skills, like those of Raine McCord. A series of deaths threatens to reveal the Kyn community and forces her to partner with the sexy Gavin Durand.

As the trail leads to the foundation haunting Raine’s childhood, she and Gavin must unravel lies and betrayals to discover not only each other, but the emerging threat to them and the entire magical community.

Includes Kyn short: Submerged in Shadows, 1.5 

Treasures from the deep come in all shapes and sizes…

Forced on an unwanted vacation, Raine soon discovers that boredom is the least of her worries when danger washes ashore, bringing unexpected complications.

Amazon Link to Jami Gray 

I also have terrible cover envy with this covers. Love them!!  Congrats Jami for a wonderful series.

A Haunted Giveaway

I recently co-authored a frightening tale and wanted to share it this Halloween. So I’m putting together a giveaway, along with a few other suspicious authors, for all my email subscribers and social media followers.Click HERE to enter. Each action will give you another chance to win the bundle of several full length novels (e-book versions) and a collection of short stories. Check out these amazing authors who will keep you up well into the night. Enjoy! – DeAnna