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Friday, June 29, 2012

Naughty Nights Blog Hop June 29th - July 1st

Congrats Naughty Nights Press on Your One Year Anniversary!

I’m thrilled to be an NNP author. What an amazing year it has been. Within this past year I’ve met many wonderful NNP authors, benefitted from the ever-present help of Penny Peterssen, and even had a visit from owner Gina Kincade!

Other firsts in this first year for me were signing my first ever multi-work contract and writing my first ever series and first ever steampunk story. Also, I got my first ever All Romance Ebooks Silver Star ;) When a publishing house works together, authors feel free and are encouraged to push their boundaries. I’ve also been included in some wonderful themed anthologies.

So, let me show off a little what I’ve accomplished with NNP. Comment on this post to be entered to win, winner’s choice of one of my NNP books, gifted as an Amazon Kindle ebook.
Coming 2012 from Naughty Nights Press, Book 1 Available Now!

Blurb:

The Willows is a resort town run by vampires, werewolves and witches. Here, their true identities are kept secret from humans, and intimate relations between the individual clans are strictly forbidden.

When it becomes known that the vampire Amberlyn has fallen in love with the werewolf Kane, the tedious line of their co-existence has been crossed. Caught in the crossfire of this revelation, Drake, the vampire clan leader and Amberlyn’s maker, is killed along with an innocent witch. These deaths spark a series of horrific events leading to an all out War In The Willows.

In Book 1, Amberlyn’s vampire brother, Isaac, always one to kick ass first and deal with the consequences later, kidnaps a witch, Winter. He intends to find out what type of retaliation the witch clan is planning against the vampires and werewolves. In doing so, he finds so much more then he bargained for.  

By Book 2, Isaac and Winter devise a plan to try to get the Elders of the clans talking peacefully. But, things don't go as they'd hoped, and the fighting between the clans becomes more devious - deadly. Now, Devin, another Vampire of Drake's making, steps in to help pick up some of the pieces. 

When Book 3 begins, it is Devin who hides the biggest secret; he’s in love with a local human. In a moment of desperation – of love – Devin sweeps this human, Sara, away to his home in order to keep her out of harm’s way.
Unexpected close encounters, bodies ripe with need, and situations beyond their control lead to forbidden relationships. Now three vampires, a witch, a werewolf and a human must ride along the edges of the rules. They will attempt once unthinkable romantic entanglements despite all those who oppose their relationships while fighting for their lives as well.

With the Willows full of violence and bloodshed, meetings and magic amiss, will the clans ever be able to find peace among them again? Or, will this war destroy the Willows?

Genres: Erotic, Paranormal (Vampire, Witch, Werewolf) Romance

Book I, The Vampire's Witch - Available Now at AmazonAll Romance eBooks and Smashwords
Book II, The Vampire's Wolf - Coming July 2012
Book III, The Vampire's Human - Coming November 2012

Reviews for Book I, The Vampire's Witch
“This is the first adult book I've read by Kiki Howell. And it was delicious! Good plot, great characters and sexy enough to raise the temperature in my house about 20 degrees... It's a very fast read, only about 50 pages. But it's a real page turner!” ~4/5 Stars by Lilac Wolf

“Ms Howell weaves a spell binding web that ensnares the mind and lets the reader drift away in to another world. I highly look forward to the next two books in this series!” ~4/5 Stars by Phoenix Johnson


All Romance Ebooks Bestseller!

 Blurb:
All acts of magick take on shades of gray in the end.  Especially for Emma, one of four females witches who by birthright belong in the social circles of the privileged upper ten thousand in London. Yet, by rumor of the unknown and the misunderstood, she stands apart, cut by her peers along with her cousins, because they hold a secret—each is gifted with magick.

Their elders had taught them respect for their powers even when mixed with a spanking amount of fanciful mischief.  On the other hand, if a lesson was warranted, then white verses black magick could be hard to define. No where was the color of steam more evident than in the matters of justice, a slippery term to define. Yet, they’d made breaking the laws of society their mission. Most of their nights at parties and balls were spent creating a magickal comedy of errors, helping the uptight aristocracy side step their fastidious standards.

Only this year, days before Valentine’s Day, a damnable day for women without suitors, Emma is not quite sure what is happening to her. Something dark and seductive, something not of this world, is luring her, possessing her, and she has no comprehension of what or who the presence really is. But, when he does show his face finally, and she feels him to be a night walker, she must fear not only the threat he poses to her blood and to the energy or magick he can suck from her, but also the danger he poses to her heart. After all of these days feeling him, wanting him, she has to wonder if her feelings are just a matter of his compulsion, if she is under this vampires own type of magick.

To complicate matters further, the vampire’s propositions are as exciting as they are scandalous, to teach her how to power her magick with the overabundance of sexual energy she bears. But, how he knows such thinks he remains elusive about. And there is the added attraction that this vampire was a failed inventor in life, one with a basement full of contraptions she finds she can power through the use of her sexual energy. Valentine’s Day seems like it could be all kinds of fun this year now.

Yet, in these days of social unrest and out-of-control creativity, what is a witch to do with a vampire? When Valentine’s Day rolls around, and a secret is revealed, what will be left for her? 

Genres: Valentine's Day 2012 Theme, Paranormal (witches and vampires), Steampunk (Victorian England), Erotic Romance  

from Naughty Nights Press

Available Now at Amazon,  All Romance Ebooks and Smashwords

Naughty Nights Press Anthologies

“Reinventing the Quickie, The Diary of Sam” in the Spontaneous Liaisons Anthology 



“Midnight Showing “in the Wicked and Wanton All Hallow's Eve Anthology


Naughty Nights Blog Hop
NNP is giving away 13 prizes, comprising of a Grand Prize 1 x Kindle Touch plus 2 ebooks from our Amazon back-list. They are also giving away 12 Second place prizes of a randomly chosen ebook from our Amazon back-list. So click on the blog hop button above and go to the NNP Blog to enter :)

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Rebel Ink Press Blog Hop

Welcome to ABA, my name is Kiki Howell, and I am participating in the Rebel Ink New Release Blog hop with my story, Sacred Sex. You like a little sex magick with your romance?

Well then, here is a little information about Sacred Sex:



Blurb:
Just a few days before Valentine’s Day, Margaret visits her aunt’s craft consignment shop hoping for a spell or oil, and any advice on how to re-connect with her husband, Michael, who has become distant since losing his job. Determined to save her marriage, she gets more than she bargained for from Aunt Minny, a practicing witch. Armed with recipes to enhance love,  a massage oil type love potion, a new Valentine’s Day candle and a book on Sacred Sex Rituals, Margaret prepares to seduce her husband.


But, his initial reaction is not what she planned for…


Follow Margaret and Michael on a holiday of love journey, a throwback to the kinky pagan sex rituals once practiced long ago on this day before it was named after a saint.  You may want to take notes to enhance your own Valentine's Day this year!


Genres: Contemporary, Erotic Romance, Wiccan/Pagan, Holiday -  Valentine’s Day
from Rebel Ink Press
Buy on AmazonBarnes & Noble and All Romance Ebooks



Giveaway
Want to enter to win a copy? Just comment below with a way to reach you if you win, and you will be entered to win an ebook copy of Sacred Sex. Winners, and I haven't decided how many there will be yet *winks* will be chosen by the end of the week. 


To Keep Hopping, Go To Rebel Reasoning: http://www.rebelinkpress.com/RebelReasoning

Participating authors include:

Jl Oiler, Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy, Virginia Nelson, Lila Munro, Suzzana C Ryan, Melissa Keir, Janelle Lee, Kharisma Rhayne, Ursula Whistler, Sarabeth Gordon, Bethany Cross, Blair McDowell, Nora Snowdon, Nancy LaPonzina, Eden Glenn, Patricia Logan, Kate Roth, Elicia Seawell, Siobhan Kinkade, Valerie Muller, Donna Steele, Cassandre Dayne, DH Black, Dakotah Black, KT Bishop, Kiki Howell, Michel Prince, Britni Hill, Wendy Smith, Sarah Bella and E Jaime

Rebel will be giving away a grand prize and there will be prizes offered at some of the stops along the way.



OR, want more sex magick? Check out my other short with Rebel Ink, Working Out the Kinks:


Blurb:Making an appointment with his ex-girlfriend under a fake name, David buys himself one hour to get her attention. Hoping to apologize and remind her of their time together, he intends to do whatever he has to in order to make Meredith, a practicing Wiccan, forgive him for being idiot enough to have listened to those around him and choosing his political aspirations over love.


Meredith is resistant to let David anywhere near her heart again. Desperate, David plays all his trump cards and suggests a sexual magick ritual which incorporates the BDSM lifestyle he and Meredith used to experiment with. The methods he uses may be unconventional, like sensory deprivation and sensation play intended to build trust and to achieve altered states of consciousness. But David is more than willing to do whatever it takes if he can just get Meredith to agree.


Genres: Pagan, Contemorary, Erotic Romance
from Rebel Ink Press  
Working Out The Kinks is now available at Amazon and Barnes& Noble 

Reviews:
“Meredith and Davids journey was very intense and well very very HOT! You can feel their emotions in this story and you want things to work out.The author, Kiki really knows how to pull at your emotions when she is writing. I felt David’s pain and Meredith’s anguish with their unique situation.” ~ Back of the Book Reviews

“Kiki has such a way of extracting deep feelings from her readers. Their (David and Meredith) journey of rediscovery was HOT, as well as tender and full of emotions. I enjoyed how Kiki captured the Wiccan elements and told them with much attention to detail…I love that after reading a story by Kiki I feel like, not only have I read a great story but I have learned something new about myself and a greater appreciation for all things Wiccan. On a scale from 1-10 I give Working Out The Kinks a 10. Ever since I read Torn Asunder, I knew miss Howell would be an author I would want to read over and over again. If you are looking for a great short story with actual feelings you can relate to and a love to hold on to and never let go of than this story is one you need to pick up on October 17,2011.” ~Raquel at Skyla11377



Thanks for stopping by!
Kiki

In accordance with the new FTC Guidelines for blogging and endorsements, Kiki Howell of An Author's Musings, would like to advise that in addition to purchasing my own books to review, I also receive books, and/or promotional materials, free of charge in return for an honest review, as do any guest reviewers.