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HELL HOLES: WHAT LURKS BELOW BY DONALD FIRESMITH

What Lurks Below by Donald Firesmith

TARGET EARTH BY MARY LOUISE DAVIE

Target Earth by Mary Louise Davie

AFTER THE FALL BY CARISSA LUSK

After The Fall by Carissa Lusk

MY MAKER'S KEEPER by TIFFANY CURRENT

MY MAKER'S KEEPER by TIFFANY CURRENT

HUNTERS BY AOIFE MARIE SHERIDAN

CHOSEN OF AZARA BY KYRA HALLAND






CHOSEN OF AZARA

Juzeva, a princess of Savaru, vowed to the service of the magical Source Azara, sacrifices everything to try to stop a war, only to be caught in a web of evil and deceit.

Sevry, the last king of the war-ravaged land of Savaru, is tasked by Source Azara with finding the secret that disappeared with Juzeva, the secret that can heal Savaru and its Sources.

Lucie, a sheltered young noblewoman, is unaware of her true heritage and the power she bears, until a stranger claiming to be the legendary king of a long-dead land takes refuge in her father's house.

Torn between her familiar world and the truths her heart can't deny, Lucie must find the courage to join Sevry on his quest to restore Savaru and its magical Sources to life, a quest that will sweep her away to adventure, danger, and a love that could change her life - and the lost land of Savaru - forever.

Epic romantic fantasy for adults and older teens.

 

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HOTNESS TIMES THREE!

Cover model/actor John Quinlan just announced three new posters on his site. It's always my pleasure to help promote John's work. He's become a great friend over the years and I'm honored to be called his official sponsor for the 2016 and 2017 RT Booklovers Convention (you'll be seeing more about that later). If you'd like to check out John's website, here's the link:

John Quinlan's Website

John, all my love and good wishes for your career and for the rest of you, here's a peek at his new posters. Yes...he really is that sexy. :-)


John Quinlan Poster #1

John Quinlan Poster #2

John Quinlan Poster #3

I HAVE A WHOLE NEW LOOK!

I have a whole new look and a new URL to go along with it!
www.roxannarose.com

Thank you to amazing artist Jay Aheer. Her talented work will now help you to recognize my official sites.

Have you signed up for my newsletter yet? Each month will see a new interview with a featured author. To date, we've welcomed Jodi Meadows, Rachel Caine, and October's newsletter will feature Colleen Houck. Plus, I will keep you up to date on new books, events I am attending, and all the latest information.

Are you interested in joining my street team? You get the newsletter every month. A chance to be the first to read my new books before they are offered to the public and gifts. I love to give my street team gifts. If this is something you're interested in, the sign up form will be "live" soon. I will post the announcement here and over social media.

So visit the site and take a look around then come back and tell me what you think. I'd love to hear from you. 


YA author Roxanna Rose's new look!

Roxanna Rose and cover model John Quinlan at 2016 RT Booklovers Convention

Join hot cover model John Quinlan and I in Las Vegas, NV for the 2016 RT Booklovers Convention.

Bring on the heat!


(poster created by Roxanna Rose.)

"Desires" in Morganville (Do the vampires know?)

It has been far too long since I wrote in here. At least I've got some really exciting news to share.

"Desires (A Legacy Novel)" has been spotted in Morganville, TX. Yes, you heard me correctly.

 

Are you a fan of Rachel Caine's "Morganville Vampires?" Have you been watching her "Morganville the series" web-TV show?

Desires (A Legacy Novel) can be seen in episode 6 & briefly in episode 5 (a hint: look at the books stacked by the fireplace).

Morganville Contest Begins!

Here is today's "Morganville the series" episode 6. There's no way you can miss seeing "Desires (A Legacy Novel).” Check it out for yourself. :-)

http://youtu.be/QuTaoPRjFRQ


I just verified that the rafflecopter giveaway is live.

http://www.morganvilletheseries.com/our-special-guest-authors/

Hurry! You only have 24 hours to sign up and don't forget to check out "Morganville the series."

How did your day go?

It's actually been a pretty crazy week. I was getting the exterior of my house painted. What should have been finished on Tuesday is still not done. I have high hopes that they will finish it before the next millennia arrives.

 

In writing news:

 

I finished the updates to the website, including the new gift shoppe. Yay! I can now finish up on the final check list for "Malevolence (A Legacy Novel)," as well as, continue to work on the rough draft for "She Who Watches (Evil Unleashed)."

 

I have plans to make a trip into town to get a Starbucks latte as my reward for getting it finished (I will shamelessly use any excuse to go get a Starbucks latte). I think when I get back (with my mood much improved by coffee) I will jump into Malevolence for a while.

 

I still need to work on this blog. I want to set it up so these posts will also post to my Goodreads blog and my FB page. (Can it do that?) Does anyone know anything about RSS? I think I've just been too tired to understand it.

 

All in all, my day has gone really well (and will only get better when I get my latte). So...tell me...how did your day go?

The New & Improved Website

Hey everyone, the new and improved website is up and running. I will be making new additions of some kind or another every week. Spend some time going through it and feel free to contact me with comments or suggestions.

Home page link:  http://www.take2creativestorywriters.com/home.html

 

I hope you start to use the make us a regular stop.  Grab your favorite caffeinated beverage and come in here to share your day. Hope to hear from you soon.

Will You Be There?

Are any of you going to the 2014 Booklovers Convention in New Orleans on May 12-18?

If you are, I would love to hear from you.

I have been spend quite a bit of time trying to get everything ready.

I will be providing a gift basket to be raffled off in Club RT. It will contain posters, swag, a key chain from Julie Fain, decals from Jen Delyth, coffee mug, tea, T-shirt, book bag, and of course, signed copies of "Desires" and "Malevolence."
 
I'm taking lots of swag to giveaway at the FAN-tastic Day Giant Book Fair, where I will be a signing author (if you're going, please stop by and say hello).

I have also been busy pulling together my costumes for the different social events that I will be attending, which includes a cover model sock hop. That's right...dancing with all those hot cover models in poodle skirts (me, not them).

I'll keep you updated as the time draws near. Maybe we'll do a giveaway for those that aren't able to make the trip, but will be there in spirit.

Would You Like El

I spoke with a jewelery craftsman last week about creating Eléan’s sterling silver pendant from the book "Desires (A Legacy Novel).

If all goes well it will be done in time for me to give one away at the 2014 RT Booklovers Convention this May.

We will then make them available for purchase either through my website or that of the jeweler's. Keep checking back for more information.

Hold your breath...I did it.

I sent out my first query to an agent last night. I will be walking around with my fingers and toes crossed for the next five to six weeks. Yes, it will look odd, but I am not taking any chances because I am hoping that an agent will help me take my writing to the next level. It would be ever so appreciated if you would walk around with your fingers and toes crossed, as well. You know...solidarity.

Big News!

I am excited to be join the huge list of author's that will be signing and attending the 2014 RT Booklovers Convention. This year it will be held in the French Quarter of New Orleans.

I have my hotel and I have a rough agenda for the week. (yes, I will be staying the whole week! Squeee!) I will keep you posted as the time gets closer.

I can tell you that I will be appearing in the RT Club at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday May 15th and I will be signing at the FAN-tastic Day Giant Book Fair on Saturday May 17th.
I will also be attending as many of the social events as I can possible squeeze into my agenda. I do hope I will see you there. Please stop me and say "hi." Don't forget to join the RT Club, I will be raffling a gift basket filled with over $100 worth of items.
Hope to see you there.

Wow, I was gone a long time...

I apologize for the length of time that has passed since my last post. My mother and my feline writing partner, T.G., died within two days of each other. I just needed some time to deal with the loss.

However, now I am back and we can back on track. The website is new, so I do hope you will see what I have been up to lately.

My plan is to post here every Friday night. I do hope you will join me.

Are Elean, Liam, and James going to battle vampires in Morganville, TX?

Well...not exactly. Although, they will be in a town full of vampires in Morganville, TX.

That's right...Desires (A Legacy Novel) will have a guest appearance on the new web-tv series "Morganville" based on "The Morganville Vampires" series by Rachel Caine this fall.

Sorry, but that is all the details I have right now. It will make a guest appearance in one of the episodes of season 1. When I have more information I will let you know.

Malevolence update!

The artwork, both inside and out, is complete. Now it is all up to me.

 

Fridge full of healthy snacks, treadmill on standby...I am going to sequester myself until "Malevolence is finished.

 

Go Team Me!

A World of Myths & Legends with R. Rose

The podcast series "R. Rose, author of "Desires (A Legacy Novel) presents "A World of Myths & Legends."

http://rrosefantasyauthor.podomatic.com/entry/2013-06-22T22_41_38-07_00

Episode One - From Ireland  "The Dead"

 

I apologize for the lack of background music, but that was apparently some of the technical difficulties that I was experiencing earlier. I will try to have the problem fixed by episode two.

New Podcast Series going Live!!

Hi everyone!


Just trying to keep everyone updated on what is coming up.


On June 21, 2013 the first episode of my podcast series "Myths & Legends from Around the World with R. Rose" will go live.


I will share the fun, superstitious and often times scary myths and legends that I have come across in my research.


You will be able to find it here:

http://rrosefantasyauthor.podomatic.com

 

and if I do it right RSS feed should be available. I think it should be downloadable on ITunes too.


I will let you know when it goes live on the 21st and until then I will keep my fingers crossed that I push all the right buttons.

Showcased by F&W Media

I was just informed that F&W Media hand-selected 34 titles from Abbott Press to be showcased on their website and "Desires (A Legacy Novel) has been selected to be one of the 34.

**We shall have a brief intermission...while I do my happy dance!**

For those of you that have placed reviews on the book's page, don't be surprised if you see some of your blurbs posted on the site. They asked for links to that kind of stuff.

I will keep you posted when I find our anything further.

**Malevolence Teaser**

Some blurbs will make it onto the back cover of "Malevolence".

What is new in the world of Malevolence?

I have sent all my ideas for the interior art to Delight Prescott-Spall.

 

I sent Julie Fain my idea for the cover art for "Sacrifices" which will be revealed in the back of "Malevolence."

 

Jen Delyth's Celtic Art will be back to grace the interior, as well.

 

And I am planning to spend the entire weekend on the Manuscript. 

 

Keep checking back for more updates.

San Francisco/Sacramento Book Review for Desires (A Legacy Novel)

Star Rating: 5 out of 5

This is truly a book that will keep you hooked until the very end! Elean is quite spirited and she is more courageous than most. You will fall in love with her and the men who loved her. 

 

--  San Francisco/Sacramento Book Review

KIRKUS REVIEW FOR DESIRES (A LEGACY NOVEL)

My Kirkus Indie Review has arrived for "Desires (A Legacy Novel)"

Rose’s new fantasy series revisits the classic good-versus-evil battle in the ancient setting of Celtic and Sidhe legends.

 

While the development of the characters and legend are vivid… the well-developed fantasy world has potential.

 

In Rose’s fairly complex fantasy…the story comes together in a richly layered world.

 

--Kirkus Indie – A review service from Kirkus Reviews

 

Beautiful Blogger Award

Congratulations Aoife Marie Sheridan on winning the Beautiful Blogger Award...

 

http://aoifesheri.wordpress.com/2013/06/03/beautiful-blogger-award/comment-page-1/#comment-219

 

...and thank you for naming me one of the Seven Sexy Bloggers.

Take Two is Hosting Book Tour Spotlights

Take Two will be hosting book tour spotlights for the following books:

 

"Where Darkness Walks" by Donna Hawk on June 11, 2013. (Donna will be giving away an eBook on my site.)

 

"The Wolf Moon" by Nikki Broadwell on June 19th, 2013. (Nikki will be giving away an eBook on my site.

 

"Corr Syl the Warrior" by Garry Rogers on July 7, 2013. (Garry will be raffling 3 paperback copies for the book tour.)  

 

 Hope to see you there.

 

WHAT'S BEEN GOIN' ON?

Let me catch you up on what I have been doing while neglecting this poor blog.

 

There was the Radio interview with Bill Thompson for The Bookcast…

Radio Interview:  http://www.thebookcast.com/indie-author-r-rose-desires/

 

And there was the YouTube Book Trailer…

YouTube Book Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QS6sEtmww0

 

Of course, there was the Press Release that has been picked up by 85 News Outlets so far…

Press Release:  http://www.prweb.com/releases/RRose/Desires/prweb10716869

 

And finally, I have set up accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Linkedin, Google+, and let’s not forget the podcast series I am currently working on.

 

Yes, I am also writing the second draft of “Malevolence (A Legacy Novel) and setting up a great surprise to go along with it.

 

Time for another run to Starbucks!

It's Bloggin' Time!!

I have been horrible at keeping this blog up lately, but that ends now.

First, let me tell you all the ways you can reach me outside of this blog:

 

Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/RRose

 

Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/RoxannaRose7

 

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/R-Rose/357214321058001

 

Pinterest:  http://pinterest.com/roxannarose

 

Email:  r.rose@take2creativestorywriters.com

 

I love to hear from readers and other writers or anyone that wants to drop me a line.

 

Twitter!

I did it! I am now on Twitter. Of course I am still not sure how to use it, but at least I took the first step. Soon I will be an old pro at it and I will be hosting weekly Q & A's.

 

If you have suggestions or comments that might help me become less inept with social media...I am all ears!  Hope to talk with you soon on Twitter...or visit me on Facebook or Goodreads.

Goodreads Giveaway

My first Goodreads givaway has ended.

 

I had 903 people enter the contest!

    

     Congratulations to the 10 people that did win!  Some good news for them...due to a shipping error they will be receiving hardcover copies of my book, instead of the original soft cover.  I will ship them by the end of the week.

 

Again, CONGRATULATIONS and Happy Reading!

To Be Released in 2013

"Malevolence: A Legacy Novel" is currently being written and the intensity has been kicked up a notch.  Fantasy artist, Julie Fain's work will grace the cover and Jen Delyth's Celtic masterpieces will bring inspiring beauty to the interior.

 

Simultaneously, I am writing a novel (which may turn out to be the first in a series) that is based on a Native American Legend that I am hoping will have you biting your nails. Yes, I have a title, but let's keep that a secret just a little bit longer.

 

I will be posting more information on both of these books on the "Coming Soon" page in the coming months. Be sure to watch for it!

Desires: A Legacy Novel Released!

It's official..."Desires" is now on sale.  Amazon.com was the first to offer it, but now it is being carried by Barnes and Noble, Powell's Books, AbeBooks and various independent sellers. Also, it is available in the UK and India.  I have added the links on the "Desires" page.

 

"Desires: A Legacy Novel" is also listed on Goodreads.com. I am working on setting up an Author's page through them. When it is finished I will be hosting a book giveaway. If you enjoy the book, I encourage you to post a review. Word of mouth is the best compliment any book can receive.

 

March's contest will be about the book and the prizes will be big. Don't be left out of the fun. Get your copy and enter to win!