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Today Kiki Howell is guest blogging about her currently released novel, The Sorcerer's Songs, which I will be reviewing on here soon. Kiki has been on the blog before for a written interview and guest blog but that is not all I got to chat live with her on my podcast show as well, TAMFA | Phoebe Jordan, which you all can enjoy listening to anytime you want by either going to Blog Talk Radio or the TAMFA Podcast's official website. Now onto Kiki's guest blog:
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I am a paranormal romance author, no if, ands or buts about it. It is mostly what I read, and about the only thing I write. I got this confirmation of that a few weeks ago when I finished writing my first story without any paranormal elements in it. I had to giggle that my heroine ended up into reading paranormal romance, and there were all kinds of references to that effect.

People ask my why paranormal romance though, and I am not sure I have a clear answer even in my own mind. It fascinates me, no it enthralls me—and I just adore the escape. Problems are different when paranormal or fantasy elements are added into the plot. As is sex, *clears throat* but that is a whole other can of worms there. LOL.

Another thing I like is that the lessons in life that we all learn, well they can become complicated by the supernatural. Just consider knowing right from wrong. If you had certain powers, the lure of using them to your personal advantage without regard to others…what a heavy weight to bear. My latest hero, a sorcerer, had to deal with that very issue on several levels.

I wrote The Sorcerer’s Songs using my husband's song lyrics to create the plot. Actually, this story started with one specific song called, The Road. Click Here if you wish to listen to the song. The lyrics had always touched me, and just scratched at me to write a story. However, there were no paranormal elements in any of the songs I used. And yet, my first thought was, what powers can I give him. Immediately I thought with music being so influential, capable of having such an effect on people, it could be used in spells too. A little research both in the psychology field and into Wicca gave me a wealth of knowledge to work with…to let my imagination run away with.

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It's been a while since I've had a guest blogger but I am happy to have paranormal and urban fantasy romance author Ashlynn Monroe who I've met online through the wonderful online publisher Wild Horse Press. She contacted me about reviewing a few of her recently published eBooks as well as interviewing her on my review blog, and then J.M. at Wild Horse Press contacted me about reviewing Ashlynn's debut novel, Hidden Magic. And don't forget that on Thursday, July 29th I will be chatting live with Linda on my live podcast show TAMFA—Phoebe Jordan about her paranormal and urban fantasy novels. She also has a written interview that I posted on Tuesday, July 27th if you want to learn more about Ashlynn. Now onto Ashlynn's guest blog about her 2 currently released novels:
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How I wrote Passion's Escape:

I love science fiction. My very first terrible novel that I wrote as a teen was science fiction and I’ve never lost my love of writing the genre. I love the freedom of creating worlds completely out of my own imagination. I also identify with the battle that women have been fighting since time began, to find happiness in a man’s world. I wanted Passion to be just as her name described her, a woman with heart who was not afraid to use that heart. She is the strength of every woman, that’s why I dedicated the book to women everywhere. She’s the kind of woman who can take on a life or death battle of impossible odds and still be desirable and unafraid to enjoy pleasure. She’s one of my all time favorite characters to write. This is one of the stories that I wrote this year. I started it at the end of March and I had it finished by mid-April. This story was so much fun I wrote every spare moment of the day.

My first idea came to me about a woman who had to escape her planet using skills that are not typically ones a woman has, there aren’t too many female mechanics today and in the future, I’m doubtful that this will change. I wanted Passion to be smart and brave and I wanted the men in her life to arrive during her greatest conflict. They present her a better option and she takes it. I love that about her, she’s not afraid to take a gamble. I also wanted to write a book where the girl has two simultaneous lovers, I’ve never written anything like that before and I felt that Passion was just the character to try it out on.

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I am finishing up my last semester before summer vacation and I have been so swamped with my readings, exams and such that I haven’t had time to write up my reviews for all the books that I’ve been reading for publishers that have sent me books which isn’t all that much. So I’m writing today because I need some help with trying to keep my blog active enough so that I don’t lose the readers that I’ve have gotten since I opened my blog 2 years ago. So I’m looking for romance and young adult authors who would like to be interviewed on my blog and also guest blog about their books as well. I also am looking for anyone who happens to review books and wouldn’t mind submitting a couple of their book reviews so I can post here with a link either to the original review you posted on your blog or a totally new review that you wouldn’t mind me posting and linking back to your blog or website. I really appreciate anyone who can help me out and for my loyal readers who have stayed with me even though I’ve been a very bad blogger that hasn’t kept her content updated regularly.

I am finishing up my last semester before summer vacation and I have been so swamped with my readings, exams and such that I haven’t had time to write up my reviews for all the books that I’ve been reading for publishers that have sent me books which isn’t all that much. So I’m writing today because I need some help with trying to keep my blog active enough so that I don’t lose the readers that I’ve have gotten since I opened my blog 2 years ago. So I’m looking for romance and young adult authors who would like to be interviewed on my blog and also guest blog about their books as well. I also am looking for anyone who happens to review books and wouldn’t mind submitting a couple of their book reviews so I can post here with a link either to the original review you posted on your blog or a totally new review that you wouldn’t mind me posting and linking back to your blog or website. I really appreciate anyone who can help me out and for my loyal readers who have stayed with me even though I’ve been a very bad blogger that hasn’t kept her content updated regularly.

This week I have Sara Taney Humphreys on my blog for a written author interview and author guest blog. Today I have Sara guest blogging about her debut novel, The Amoveo Legacy. I’ve also had the pleasure of chatting with her live on my podcast show on Thursday, January 28th at 8PM to 9:30PM EST so if you want to listen to it you can download it to your computer or iTunes. And don’t forget to read my written interview with Sara that I posted this past Tuesday. Now onto Sara’s guest blog:

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I’ve been told that I’ve got moxie. That little extra bit of oomph that pushes us. I’d like to think that’s true. I have to say that I’ve always had a fertile imagination. I can remember playing “Star Trek” when I was just seven or eight. Of course Captain Kirk was my ultimate hero. He’d save me from the Klingons and declare his undying love for me. Sigh. I never said I was a cool kid…just an imaginative kid. I think that’s where my love for paranormal romance began. I’ve always been drawn to the strange and unusual. Since I was very small I can remember being fascinated with ghosts and the afterlife. Ghosts, vampires, werewolves, shifters…all of it intrigue me and mystify me. There is something undeniably sexy about the unknown.

A few summers ago I was up at our family beach house in Westerly, Rhode Island and the idea came to me. It was dusk and night was about to descend on the misty shores of our home. Above the fireplace in the living room sat a mammoth picture of a soaring eagle. It got me thinking. Imagine a race of people that could shift into animals and possessed the ability to travel with the speed of thought. What kind of power would they possess? I have always been enamored with the idea of “one true love”. I do believe that there is someone for everyone. However, what if there was just ONE for you? What if you absolutely had to connect with your one true love and without them you’d be lost? It was that night that the idea for The Amoveo Series came to light.

I knew they’d be ancient. A race just a chromosome or two away from modern man. I wanted their race rooted in reality. What’s the most ancient language? Latin. So then I began my research. What words in Latin would fit for their society? Amoveo loosely translates to “Shift or move away from”. There were other options but this one word struck a chord with me. I’m a big believer in signs and of tuning into that “inner voice”. When I saw that word…I just knew…that was the name of their race.

I like to think that all my heroines all have moxie. They are ballsy chicks who can kick ass when they need to. They love a strong, confident man but can take care of themselves. I am having the time of my life writing about the Amoveo and their unfolding struggles. I look forward to sharing this world with other gals full of moxie!

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The Amoveo Legacy by Sara Taney Humphreys

What if everything you knew turned out to be a lie? You find out that you aren’t even human—at least not entirely. What if, one day, you realize your world will never be the same again? These are the questions that Samantha Logan must face in The Amoveo Legacy. A dream on her thirtieth birthday compels her to leave her artists loft in New York City and move back to the beach with her Grandmother, Nonie. However, the instant Samantha steps foot on the salty shores of her childhood home, she realizes the landscape has changed.

The moment she encounters the mysterious, arrogant neighbor Malcolm Drew, her life is never the same. Through a seductive courtship, he introduces her to the magical mystical world of the Amoveo. The dream walking, telepathic, shape shifters that he claims are her true heritage. However, Malcolm holds back a secret that could destroy them both. Will he be able to protect Samantha and convince her of the secret legacy buried deep inside of her?

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Excerpt:

Suddenly, Sam got the eerie feeling of being watched and knew she was no longer alone in her revelries. She froze and clutched her robe closed. She swallowed hard, afraid to open her eyes. Sam cursed silently at her silliness and slowly cracked one eye open. There was no one in her room, the door was still closed. I’m being ridiculous. Just as she let out a sigh of relief, she heard a clicking noise behind her. She slowly turned around and her body froze at the sight before her. Perched on her window sill was the exact same bird she’d seen in her dream and identical to the one she’d drawn on her canvas. Samantha stood there with wide eyes, uncertain what to do. “Holy crap,” she whispered.
The giant bird puffed up, bronze feathers glinting in the light. It shook its head as though displeased with her response.
“Sorry. Nice, birdie,” she said through a strained, almost hysterical giggle.
The giant creature didn’t move.
It just sat there staring at her, silently watching her with glowing yellow eyes. Sam didn’t know what to do so she stared back. Eventually her artist’s eye began to study the specimen before her. Her fear soon became replaced by curiosity. It was a mammoth bird of prey, an eagle, she thought, but reminded herself she’d have to look it up later. Its feathers shone with bright streaks in varying hues of browns and bronzes. They glinted brightly in golden flashes with even the slightest movement. She eyed its large taloned feet and sharp, hooked beak. Sam shuddered at the damage they could likely do.
The eyes were the same piercing yellow she remembered from her dream. They didn’t move from her face. As she stared into the eyes of her feathered visitor, she got the oddest sense of familiarity. She felt like it was intentionally sitting there so she could study it, like some kind of bizarre introduction. Feeling an unusual bravery, Sam slowly reached out to touch it.
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This week I have Sara Taney Humphreys on my blog for a written author interview and author guest blog. Today I have Sara guest blogging about her debut novel, The Amoveo Legacy. I've also had the pleasure of chatting with her live on my podcast show on Thursday, January 28th at 8PM to 9:30PM EST so if you want to listen to it you can download it to your computer or iTunes. And don't forget to read my written interview with Sara that I posted this past Tuesday. Now onto Sara's guest blog:

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I've been told that I've got moxie. That little extra bit of oomph that pushes us. I'd like to think that's true. I have to say that I've always had a fertile imagination. I can remember playing "Star Trek" when I was just seven or eight. Of course Captain Kirk was my ultimate hero. He'd save me from the Klingons and declare his undying love for me. Sigh. I never said I was a cool kid…just an imaginative kid. I think that's where my love for paranormal romance began. I've always been drawn to the strange and unusual. Since I was very small I can remember being fascinated with ghosts and the afterlife. Ghosts, vampires, werewolves, shifters…all of it intrigue me and mystify me. There is something undeniably sexy about the unknown.

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Phoebe Jordan
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Phoebe Jordan

I'm a part-time aspiring romance novelist, book reviewer and blogger. I've always wanted to travel the world and learn everything I can about other countries. Learning the Italian language is one way of trying to make that dream come true. Traveling will help me with my writing because I'll be learning about the history of the U.S., Latin America, England, Italy, and Ireland, the countries I find so fascinating while reading the romance genre. I read and review romance novels of almost every subgenre along with erotic romance, mystery, sci-fi/fantasy and young adult novels. You can find the reviews at my blogs, Talk About My Favorite Authors and Phoebe Jordan's Reviews. I’ve also started a live podcast show called TAMFA | Phoebe Jordan hosted on Blog Talk Radio. This show is dedicated to everything I love about romance and young adult novels. I love having romance and young adult authors live on my show to be interviewed and showcase their books. I plan to write contemporary romance, romantic suspense, erotic romance, paranormal romance and young adult when I get my writing career started with help from Keta. I'm not sure what genre I'll write to begin with since I love to read so many different romance genres.

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