‘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/

 

 

 

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

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

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Free Short Story

Gearing up for the release of book 2 in the Dark Rising Trilogy, Unholy Sundering, I’m giving away Nevada’s short story, Evil Etched in Gold. That’s right. IT’S FREE! Only for a LIMITED TIME. Ck it out on Amazon, now.

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Joining a powerful coven comes with a stability and paycheck that Nevada has only dreamed about. But when he’s called to enlist, he finds just what it will cost him. For there’s no turning back on a bargain with a powerful wizard.

Available on Amazon Free for 5 days only!

 

Excited to Share a New Cover

I’m excited to share that the cover for Book 2 in the Dark Rising Series, Unholy Sundering, is Out! DeAnnaBrowne_UnholySundering_eCover_HR

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.

Look for it in the Kindle Stare on May 24th, 2018

HOOKED is Out!

My new Young Adult Science Fiction, Hooked, is out and the early reviews are great.

Early Reader Lorelei Mote said, “I just finished reading “Hooked” and absolutely loved it. You will not want to put the book down. I wish I didn’t have to wait for the next book in this trilogy. ”

Award-winning Author Jami Gray said, “Browne’s HOOKED delivers a mind-bending ride guaranteed to bring you back for more.”

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When virtual reality surpasses people’s wildest dreams, many struggle to remain in the real world. Sixteen-year-old Ari has watched the financial and emotional cost of virtual reality addiction for years as her father continues barely existing in a VR coma. Unfortunately, her only option to help her family escape poverty is if she studies the one subject she hates and fears: virtual reality programming.

Despite her misgivings, Ari soon develops a rare talent that makes her question everything. Now she must hide her ability or risk becoming a priceless commodity that governments and corporations will fight, steal or even kill to possess. As officials tighten the shackles surrounding Ari, she rebels against her imposed future and searches for a way to save those she loves. Yet, running proves impossible, when the government is always one click away.

Check it out on AMAZON or GOODREADS.

Cover Reveal: HOOKED

I’m happy to announce HOOKED, my new young adult science fiction novel, is coming out this March 2018. Hooked800

 

When virtual reality surpasses people’s wildest dreams, many struggle to remain in the real world. Sixteen-year-old Ari has watched the financial and emotional cost of virtual reality addiction for years as her father continues barely existing in a VR coma. Unfortunately, her only option to help her family escape poverty is if she studies the one subject she hates and fears: virtual reality programming.

Despite her misgivings, Ari soon develops a rare talent that makes her question everything. Now she must hide her ability or risk becoming a priceless commodity that governments and corporations will fight, steal or even kill to possess. As officials tighten the shackles surrounding Ari, she rebels against her imposed future and searches for a way to save those she loves. Yet, running proves impossible, when the government is always one click away.

 

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Giveaway Jan. 15th-19th

This week I will be featured on Karen Doctor’s blog and decided it would be fun to do a giveaway for DEMON RISING. All you have to do is sign up for my newsletter, that will keep you up to date on new releases from the world of DeAnna Browne, and I’ll pick a lucky winner at random for a free e-book. It’s easy.

Click the link below to sign up, and I’ll announce the winner on Saturday, January 20th.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN DEMON RISING

 

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DEMON RISING  AUG 2017

Thirty years ago, dark magicians unleashed new power on the earth fueled by demons. Governments toppled, millions died and magicians ended up on top of the food chain.

Twenty-four-year-old Becca survives these dangerous times by relying on her wits, her fists, and the limited goodwill of her boss, a local crime lord. When news comes of a fire back home and the family she left behind dead, she realizes her dark past has finally caught up to her.

On the hunt for her missing sister, she must rely on Darion, a treacherous ex-boyfriend with ties to the local coven for back-up. Problem is he’s a pyromancer that can’t be trusted, especially with her heart. Becca’s forced to navigate a dangerous web of deceit and must decide what’s she’s willing to sacrifice to save her sister.

 

The Roller Coaster of Writing

Any author can tell you, there are many ups and downs to writing. Like any career, there are victories and defeats of many shapes and sizes, some that dump you right on your ass. When I began writing, I thought all I needed was to publish a book, and I would be set. If only I could whack myself upside the head, I would. I celebrated my first contract, rightly so, but signing a contract is only the beginning.

One day, I’m frustrated with a marketing problem, the next I’m celebrating a positive review. Some days, writing makes me feel bi-polar like I’m on a roller coaster that I just can’t get off. Yet, that is life, good, bad, and ugly. We dance in the rain and when it starts to hail pull out the umbrella.

I write because I love it, and most writers I know feel the same way. It reminds me of Neil Gaiman’s quote about love:

Follow your dreams

This is writing in a nutshell, if you really love it. We go through the anxiety, depression or discouragement, because our love of writing drives us to keep going. The love of art pushes us to create. Hopefully, we have some good friends to pick us up along the way.