Thursday, April 26, 2012

Riptide Anniversary Party Day 2: 4 Book Giveaway #1


Riptide Anniversary Party... Day 2 and Riptide goes full awesome. Today is the first day of their First Wave 4 Book Giveaway. 

Cool yeah? Yeah. Actually, it's better than cool, it's... aweS00000ME (<---sings that part)

To continue the anniversary party theme thing, I thought it might be cool to do one of those... go back to the beginning things they do at RL anniversary parties. (I read about it, yes, yes I did. :D It said that's what people do at these kind of things. :D :D :D So I pulled out Mamba's Way Back Machine so we could go for a ride :D ) 

*clears throat and tries real hard to be serious* It just so happens that 6 months ago, Riptide was here at the Place for their Grand Opening Pre-Party, talking aaaaall about why they bought each book. 

Those were cool posts. 

So, I thought I'd dig those out for my little 6 month blast from the past thing. Instead of re-posting them all, I just linked them before each book they are giving away. If you missed those back then... you should check them out. They were vera cool. 

I love book insights like that. Floats mah boat. 

Just for giggles, I pulled out any reviews and/or interviews from back then as well. I just had a jolly ol'time re-reading some of those. Like Mamba's interview with Silvo... Mmmmmmm Silvio... *wipes drool* ... *mumbles*... no drooling Amara. 

Um... where was I?... Oh, right... interviews! I found the one with the Tentacle Monster. That was fun. Mamba never interviewed a monst... errr... a captain before. *whispers* he was scary, but don't tell him I said so. He doesn't like that. 

Soooo... grab another glass of champagne and check out the first of the First Wave 4 Book Giveaways, then, leave a comment to be entered to win them. All of them. 

Yup, all 4. 

Enjoy!



eBook release: Oct 30 2011
Word count: ≈20,000
Page count: ≈77
Series: Dark Soul
Heat Wave: 5 - Very explicit love scenes
Erotic Frequency: 3 - Moderate
Type: Part of a Series

Stefano Marino is a made man, a happily married West Coast mafia boss who travels east to await the death of a family patriarch. All the old hands have gathered—of course sharks will circle when there’s blood in the water—but it’s a new hand that draws Stefano’s eye.

Silvio “the Barracuda” Spadaro is protetto and heir to retired consigliere Gianbattista Falchi, and a made man in his own right. Among his underworld family, being gay is a capital crime, but the hypersexual—and pansexual—young killer has never much cared for rules. The only orders he follows are Battista’s, whether on the killing field or on his knees, eagerly submissive at Battista’s feet.

But Silvio has needs Battista can’t fill, and he’s cast his black-eyed gaze on Stefano. A fake break-in, and even faker attack, and Silvio is exactly where he wants to be: strung up at Stefano’s mercy, driving the older Mafioso toward urges he’s spent his whole life repressing. Stefano resists, but when the Russian mob invades his territory and forces him to seek aid, Gianbattista’s price brings Stefano face to face once more with Silvio—and his darkest desires.



eBook release:  Oct 30 2011
Page Count: 56
Heat Wave: 4 - On-screen, mildly explicit love scenes
Erotic Frequency: 3 - Moderate
Type: Part of a Series
Blurb:  Do you want to live? In the darkness of a WWI battlefield, young Legionnaire Edouard Montreuil lies dying. As teeth nibble his flesh, a voice whispers, Do you want to live? Frightened and desperate, Edouard bargains his freedom for a second chance.

Aboard the Flèche, a grim submarine captained by the nightmare who granted Edouard new life, Edouard pays the price for his survival. Each night, he gives his body to his captain as the bells sound first watch. But surviving is not living, and as the days stretch into months beneath the waves, Edouard grows desperate for escape.

Can Edouard’s old comrade Farid Ruiz help him break this devil's bargain, or will Ruiz fall to the same fate, trapped beneath the waves at the mercy of a monster whose hunger knows no bounds? Edouard and Ruiz served together once before, and slept together too, but courage and passion failed to save them from the eldritch beasts who roamed the night. This time, the cost of failure is nothing so clean or simple as death, and the spoils of victory are not just life, but love.



eBook release: Oct 30 2011
Word count: 4,500
Page count: 19
Heat Wave: 4 - On-screen, mildly explicit love scenes
Erotic Frequency: 2 - Not many
Type: Standalone
Blurb: Deeply in debt to a loan shark, oversexed dentist Cary Drewel lives in fear of foreclosure and bodily harm. His new practice is missing one rather crucial element: patients. Which, terrifyingly enough, is the one thing his creditors also don’t have.

Pierce Sharpe, a powerful vampire with a drinking problem—or, more accurately, a problem drinking—can’t feed through the pain in his damaged eye teeth. In danger of losing his standing in the vampire community, Pierce seeks Cary's dental services. When Cary extracts his canines, Pierce must turn to other bodily fluids for sustenance.

Together, Cary and Pierce find a mutually pleasurable solution to both their problems. Turns out, though, there’s more to this dentist-patient relationship than simple suction, and what began with raw hunger from each of them might just end in love.



eBook release: Oct 30 2011
Word count: ≈28,000
Page count: ≈95
Heat Wave: 5 - Very explicit love scenes
Erotic Frequency: 2 - Not many
Type: Part of a Series

Marooned in the galactic backwaters of the HardCell company, colonist Runt struggles to eek out an existence on a newly-terraformed tropical planetoid. Since his clone-wife died on entry, he’s been doing the work of two on his failing protein farm. Overworked and undersized, Runt’s dwindling hope of earning corporate citizenship has turned to fear of violent “retirement.”

When an overdue crate of provisions crashes on his beach, Runt searches frantically for a replacement wife among the tools and food. Instead he gets Ox, a mute hulk who seems more like a corporate assassin than a simple offworld farmer.

Shackwacky and near-starving, Runt has no choice but to work with his silent partner despite his mounting paranoia and the unsettling appeal of Ox’s genetically altered pheromones. Ox plays the part of the gentle giant well, but Runt’s still not convinced he hasn’t arrived with murder in mind.

Between brutal desire and the seeds of a relationship, Runt’s fears and Ox’s inhuman past collide on a fertile world where hope and love just might have room to grow.



14 comments:

  1. **sips more champagne**
    What a wonderful party Amara, and for such a great bunch of people.

    I love going back and re-visiting all the excitement from 6 months ago. Like I commented yesterday, these last 6 months have really flew by.
    I'm enjoying re-reading some of the interviews from the grand opening, and look forward to all of this weeks news.

    loribooklover62@aol.com

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    1. *sips champagne with you*

      Thanks darlin' :)

      I had a good time last night digging thru all the opening posts. That was a fun party too. Good times, good times.

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  2. Love the interview with Silvio. I am guessing you thoroughly enjoyed talking with him? ;)

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    1. Thanks :D

      Yeah, that was WAY fun. That one, my Kendras from Scorpion and the Tentacle Monster from First Watch are my uber fave interviews. Soooooo fun. :D

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  3. I haven't heard of Sucks & Blowsby before, but after that description I have to check it out! :D

    kimberlyFDR@yahoo.com

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    1. lol, I loved that one. Not your everyday vamp story, that's for sure. :)

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  4. You throw the best parties! I really, really, can't believe it has been 6 months already! I feel like all those posts were...well just posted! If this is the 6 month party, I can't wait to see what you do for their 1st anniversary! Keep up the fantastic work girl!

    *hugs Amara before putting more bon-bons on the refreshment table*

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    1. Thanks luv *hugs you and takes a bon bon*

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  5. Re-reading those posts were great fun. I got as excited now as I did then! LOL

    Hmmm, might be time to do some re-reading.

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    1. lol I had fun re-reading them too. Good times :D

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  6. I don't need to be entered for these, but want to say how awesome these reads are and the winner will be thrilled with them!

    The Scarf Princess

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Thanks so much for coming to the party darlin'. :)

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  7. ahh~~ It was so nice to reminisce in these book. Ooh~ I'm totally gonna be re-reading some. ;) sorry that i'm a bit late too the party... hope it's not too late. ;A;// lol...

    Judi
    arella3173_loveless(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Not to late at all m'dear. I'm glad to see you :) Grab some champagne and kick it ;)

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