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Excerpt of the The Pirates of Vampire Island, A Paranormal Romantic Thriller by Phoenix and Lover Boy


Angry clouds rolledover the sparkling turquoise sea, transforming it into a lifeless slate grey.
Tucked in a small bay hidden from view, a black-market military sea craft modified for great speed waited silently. Ten men with chalk white skin and dressed in black sat tensed as the idle boat gently rose and fell with the small swells, their glowing red eyes intent on their quarry.
Through his binoculars, their six-foot-three leader studied a sleek cruise liner turning her mammoth bow to line up on the inter-island passage off the coast of Indonesia.
He turned to his crew. They watched as a small smile played across his handsome face, his red eyes shining bright.
He nodded. This was the right target. Once they boarded, the rich bounty they would gain would renew their powers.
The leader said only one word, "Midnight."
Title: The Pirates of VampireIsland, A Paranormal Romantic Thriller Series: Steamy Voyages, Series #1 Author: Phoenix and Lover Boy Publisher: Self (Amazon and B&…

Interview & Giveaway with Ava Archer Payne, author of Out of Her League!

Please help me welcome Ava Archer Payne, author of Out of Her League to Reading with Holly! :)
Holly:Hi Ava! Would you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Ava Archer Payne: Thank you so much for inviting me to visit your blog. I’ve been writing historical romance (under a variety of pseudonyms) for over 15 years, and have been published by several mainstream New York publishing houses. Ava Archer Payne is not my real name, but a combination of family names.
Holly:Do you have anything you would like to say to your readers?
Ava Archer Payne:Thank you for reading my books! I’ve been an avid reader all my life, and there’s something wonderful about getting lost in a story and connecting with characters who seem to jump off the page and come to life. I try to put that special magic in everything I write, and I hope I succeed.
Holly:What genres do you normally write in?
Ava Archer Payne:I normally write traditional historical romance, but with the advent of ebooks, I’m trying something new. I’m …

Interview with W. Lynn Chantale, author of Lust & Bound!

Please help me welcome author W. Lynn Chantale to Reading with Holly! :)
Holly: Hi Lynn! Would you tell us a little bit about yourself?
W. Lynn Chantale: I grew up in the city where it was safe enough for a couple of 12-13 year olds to ride the bus to the mall and spend the entire day there. Maybe that’s why I don’t like the mall anymore, spent way too many Saturdays hanging out in Claire’s. I love silver jewelry, diamonds and chocolatee. Not necessarily in that order though. :-) My two most favorite colors in the world are midnight blue and pink. I hate to cook, love to bake and have very little patience.
Holly:Your life is an action/suspense novel; you’re stuck on a ship and it’s about to blow. If it was just you, you would jump overboard and get away fast, but there are a few people that were being held captive on the ship too. What do you do?
W. Lynn Chantale:Well I’d disarm the bomb, toss the bad guys overboard and rescue the hostages.
Holly:When did you realize that you would like t…

Interview & Giveaway with Meg Whitlock, author of The Dark Man’s Son!

Please help me welcome author Meg Whitlock to Reading with Holly! :)
Holly: Hi Meg! Would you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Meg Whitlock: Thanks for having me! I work retail as my “day job,” which totally wastes my Art History degree. :) I loved college and had about 10 different majors before I finally picked one. I’m curious about nearly everything, and I love to read, play with my cats, go to the movies, and hang out with my friends.
Holly: Can you tell us a little bit about your book The Dark Man’s Son?
Meg Whitlock:It’s a dark urban fantasy, but a bit different than other books in the genre. The main character is Jason, a regular guy who finds himself caught up in extraordinary events. He meets Alex, who tells him she’s a Guardian—one of two beings created near the beginning of time to fight for mortal-kind’s soul.
Holly: Which came first for you, the characters or the plot?
Meg Whitlock:Characters, absolutely. It took me a while to figure out what to do with them!
Holly: Where …