Horus the vampire protector

Vote for the new short story

Elijah the Bloody is drawing to a close. Only two more chapters left. If you want to read more about Elijah, then why haven’t you read Dawn’s Keeper yet? That sexy, powerful mage is front and centre, along with the lethal vampire, Dawn.

Speaking of lethal vampires…long time ago, there was one who could withstand the daylight. She became the protector of her race, obliterating any army that came near their homesteads. Horus, daughter of Isis and Osiris, is introduced in Assassinated Love which is the love story between Isis and Osiris, as well as the origins of vampires.

Vote below for which short story you wish for me to write. It’ll follow the same format as Elijah the Bloody, a chapter released each Wednesday.

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50% off all my books

Ooh, did that get your attention? 😉 Gotta love book sales. I know I do.

On August 25th, Assassinated Love will be live. It’s already on preorder at Amazon here. So in celebration for my sixth book written, three novels and three novellas, I have coupons for the first three books. The prequel, Throwing Away the Good, is always free at Smashwords. Since I’m not in Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited program as it demands me to be exclusive to Amazon, these coupons will be for Smashwords. Registration is quick and easy, plus it allows access to multiple platforms. If you use a Kindle, download the mobi.  Kobo and iBooks uses epub.

And now on to the coupons! ETA: Coupons no longer work.

For Throwing Away the GoodFree!

For Magic Resistant –

For Sylvia’s Torment –

For Dawn’s Keeper –

In case you’re wondering where the 3rd novella is, I included it in Sylvia’s Torment as a bonus. Yeah, I know, sometimes I’m just too sweet. 😉 Oh yes, and these coupons can be used by multiple people and will be good until July 19th. *gasp* Two weeks? Yep, two whole weeks! So share this post, share the coupons, and enjoy a paranormal romance/urban fantasy blend.

In case you were wondering why you should start reading this series, here’s what others are saying about it.

Throwing Away the Good ~ This novella was a great read! The story, plotting, world-building and characterization were very creative and original (which gets harder and harder to find once you’ve have read several dozen paranormal romance type books).  

Magic Resistant ~ It’s not your typical paranormal novel and brings new ideas alive, making it different and more exciting than standard novels. The two main characters, Jackson and Julia are both intriguing and very different! Julia wasn’t one to break the rules until Jackson came along and taught her that sometimes you have to break the rules to get the answers you need.

Sylvia’s Torment ~ He’s a tough, unrelenting, shrewd leader who hunts down his missing lifemate with the same fierce tenacity that won him his position as the head of Toronto’s packs. But as you read on you discover Derek is a study in contrasts. Despite his icy facade and all that power, the tenderness and adoration he shows for his woman as she recovers from a horrific ordeal is a refreshing character trait for an uber-alpha male in the PNR genre.

Dawn’s Keeper ~ The playful interaction between Elijah and Dawn combined with their take-no-sh!t attitudes was refreshing, and the back story was fascinating. It is always wonderful to see favorite characters from the past as well. *coughMarcuscough* The action throughout the novel was well timed, and with all the plot twists, I found myself never getting bored. I definitely recommend this series- It’s a sure thing for a great read. 

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Updates – I have a few…

As you may recall, a little while back I kinda fell in love with a cover artist named Julie. Visit her website. Her work has me in awe. I wish I could show you all the covers she’s made me, but some of them won’t be out for a year or so. Yeah, I went a little crazy. *laughs*

After she created the cover for Chained in Desire, the one I’m working on now, along with two other covers later on in the series, I realized my other covers just didn’t line up. I liked the covers, but I didn’t love them. Julie had also added in a theme, the silver name and subtitle and the flames at the bottom. It excited me. It motivated me. Until I looked at my older covers, then I was a wee bit depressed.

I had a fantastic idea. Change the older covers! Convince Julie she needed to make me new ones, which the sweetheart of a woman did. You can see them all over there —> and, um, down a bit. It’s on the sidebar, I swear!

If you want a better look at them along with the blurbs, go to the Enforcers and Coterie page. Aren’t they gorgeous!

Now some of you may have noticed I’d been updating the covers along the side. If you did, good eye. I know I haven’t really mentioned it previously because I was revising the books as well. I sent Magic Resistant to my editor, Elizabeth, who then smacked my fingers for several mistakes and helped me shape it into a more cohesive story. I also rewrote the fight scenes. I’ll add a snippet at the end.

Both Throwing Away the Good and Magic Resistant have been updated on Amazon and Smashwords, so if you’ve already bought them, then grab the new version. You’ll know it’s the correct one when you see “Revised June 2015” in the copyright information. If it doesn’t update for you, let me know and I’ll see what I can do.

I wanted all this done in time for my latest release, Dawn’s Keeper. And I did it. Whew! Go me. And to help celebrate my third book, myself and a fellow author, Jen Winters, are having a launch party on June 16th. There will be games, giveaways, prizes, and more. It starts at 10 am and runs until 11 pm Daylights Central Time. Join us or drop in throughout the day. There are 13 authors lined up including little old me.

And at the Gala, I’ll be revealing the cover for Chained in Desire, Victor’s book. *sigh* He’s one sexy man. Don’t miss it! Join us at the Grand Gala Paranormal Release Day <– Click the link, join the event. Do it. Do it! You know you wanna. 😉

Oh yes, I almost forgot the snippet for one of the new fight scenes.

Her mage sense alerted her to trouble, and she ducked. Her shielding flared, brilliant white lights indicating the strength of the hit. The third troll, having learned from Jackson’s agility, had swung low.

Shit, these bastards aren’t completely dumb.

Spinning around to asses her new threat, she immediately regretted it. Another swing, this time lined up with her face, smashed against her shielding. She sent a mental thank  you to Markus for the defensive spells. As the more powerful of the two, he’d insisted on using his magic on the both of them.

She flipped backwards, putting space between her and the club-happy troll. Crouched, she swiftly weighed her options.

Can’t do the fireball, no gun with cold iron bullets, don’t have time to drop resistance and cast since he’s winding up again for another hit. Earring it is.

Touching her star rose quartz stud, she whispered, “Tremere.

The ground beneath the troll’s feet shook. He stumbled, and the tremors increased.

Mentally accessing her grimoire, she settled on an illusion.

Markus would be so proud, she thought wryly. He kept harping on the benefits of illusions, except she wasn’t nearly as powerful as him. While his illusions were flawless, hers shimmered around the edges.

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Grand Gala Event

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A good friend of mine and fellow author, Jen Winters, and I are having a paranormal romance launch party on June 16th. We have lined up thirteen authors, including ourselves, for an all day event. Starting at 10 am and going until 11 pm Central Daylights time, each hour will have a new author. Prizes, games, teasers, giveaways, and more. Drop in for an hour or two, or join us for the whole event.

Click here to join our Gala Facebook Event

I will be kicking off the release of Dawn’s Keeper, the 3rd book in the Enforcers and Coterie series. Jen will be celebrating the release of Falling Angels, the 2nd book in her Guardian series. You might remember Jen’s book. I was lucky enough to do her cover reveal which you can find here. Go, look at it, admire the deliciousness of that angel.

10 AM : Cerie Hinton

11 AM : Jamie Jeffries Facebook Author page

12 PM : Adri Sinclair Facebook Author page,  Blog

1 PM : Donna Harrington Shields

2 PM : Jen Winters Facebook Author page, Blog

3 PM : Julie Nicholls Facebook Author page, Blog

4 PM : Echo Shea Facebook Author page, Blog

5 PM : Merritt Kelly Blog

6 PM : Sarah Curis Facebook Author page

7 PM : Heather R. Blair Facebook Author page Blog

8 PM : Veronica Del Rosa Facebook Author page, Blog

9 PM : Nikki Belaire Facebook, Blog

10 PM : Mandee Wallace Shanklin

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What makes me happy

Ice cream. Yep, ice cream makes me deliriously happy. I used to by a carton a week when I was kid. *sigh* I would pay $2 for one and on my walk home I would start eating it. Yep, I went to the store with a spoon simply so I wouldn’t have to wait. I’m pretty sure that says something about my personality…

Want to know what else makes me happy? Finally finishing Dawn’s Keeper. It was a struggle, a huge struggle, to get this book done. I’d lost sight of the main character’s personality and kept adding bits from another character I was also writing. After realizing what I was doing wrong, and slapping myself upside the head for it, I re-wrote huge chunks of the book. Now when I read it, I nod my head and say, “Yep, that’s Dawn.”

I’ve already sent out some ARCs (advanced reader copy) to a few people, some of whom threatened to cut me if I made them wait any longer… and the feedback has been overwhelmingly good.

It’s such a fantastic read with so many twists, turns and revelations that leaves you breathless. I want to say that is the best work of Veronica Del Rosa (so far) – but I think she has more in store for us. ~ Kat from Goodreads

Her world-building is absolutely amazing. Each and every character has such a unique personality and background, though a couple of them are still somewhat of a mystery (Markus and Viktor!!) ~ Erika from Goodreads

One sent me a message that was simply WTF!!!! I laughed so hard when I received it.

Dawn’s Keeper is now available for preorder on Amazon and will also be on Smashwords for June 15th. Preorder here.

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PS I’m in the process of editing Magic Resistant, the first book, and it should be ready for June 15th. I do recommend waiting until the edit is done, since I’ve learned a lot in the past year. Throwing Away the Good and Sylvia’s Torment are done with their edits. Oooh, and lookie at the new covers! Once Magic Resistant is ready, its cover will also be updated.

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Cover reveal… again!

Oh my, it seems like just a few weeks ago that I did the cover reveal for Dawn’s Keeper, due out in June. Wait a moment, it was. 😉 If you like, you can view that cover here. It’s the 3rd book in the Enforcers and Coterie series.

But that’s not what we’re all here for. No, we want to see the cover for the novella, the one that explains the origins of the vampires in the E&C universe. Set in Ancient Egypt, it takes us through the journey of two different people falling in love, and what happens when one ignores the laws of his people.

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Assassinated Love will be out in August. Check back for preorder information.

And my lovely author friend, Jen Winters, hosted a cover reveal on her blog along with updates for events she’ll be part of this coming few months. Go, read, and enjoy!