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Giveaways at Night Owl Reviews

2 Apr

A while ago Night Owl Reviews or NOR for short opened their doors for giveaways sponsored by authors willing to spread the love for their novels.

I recently decided to take on their offer and created 4 different giveaways, for each one of my books:

Hidden Heart

A World Apart

Born In Vengeance–Dacian Legends, book #1

Born In Sin–Dacian Legends, book #2 

The giveaways run for another 3 weeks (the first three) and a month the last one. They are also posted on NOR’s site. If you click on any of the above titles you will be redirected to their site and able to enter the giveaways.

Good luck!

Winner Announcement for the Romance Is In The Air Giveaway Hop

15 Feb

The  Romance Is In The Air Giveaway Hop is over. Using random.org the lucky winner taking home copies of my Dacian Legends Series Born In Vengeance and Born In Sin is… Carla Bosch.

September Is For Sequels Giveaway Hop

2 Sep
September is for Sequels Giveaway Hop
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September 2nd to 9th
The general rule for this fun hop (with over 100 bloggers signed up) is that the book must be a sequel in a series, can’t be the first one, but it can be any number from 2 on.
As it happens, a few months ago I released book # 2  in my historical romance series Dacian Legends titled BORN IN SIN, a perfect match for this giveaway. Over 600 people added the book to their TBR list on GoodReads since its release, gaining on average 4.11stars ratings on the same site. So excited about its success.
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For your chance to win one e-copy all you have to do is add BORN IN SIN to your TBR list on GoodReads. In the comments section leave a link to your TBR and your answer to the question: WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SERIES?
I have way too many series that I absolutely love, but lately I’ve been in a historical-romance-crave so I’d say Mary Baloghs series about the Bedwyn’s siblings is my favorite. 
Don’t forget to hop over to the other bloggers. Everyone has amazing giveaways!

Untold Stories of Unknown Heroes

31 Jul

Dacian Legends–untold stories of unknown heroes.  Between 07/31-08/01 download your free copy of BORN IN VENGEANCE from Amazon.

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Excerpt:

My sheepskin is large enough to place Nerva on it and I could easily fit next to her. But I won’t. I’d rather be fed to the lions than lay with a Roman woman. She rests on her side, facing me. I tie her right wrist to my left, and cover her up. The fire is behind her. Her large eyes follow my every move. Looking up at the dark sky, I bent my free arm under my head. The tall grass offers softness, but I’m so tired I could slumber standing. I glance once more at Nerva. She only glares at me. I don’t know how to read her face, but it’s clearly not hate.

“Who else knows I’m not . . .  I’m not Traianus’ niece?”

“Only my men here. You needn’t fret. Your secret will follow them to the afterlife.”

Nerva sighs. “I do not fret. At times I want the world to know. I wouldn’t be forced into a marriage I resent body and spirit.”

I almost say her days are numbered and marriage shan’t distress her any longer, but I’m in no mood to deal with a frantic woman. Looking away I say, “We don’t always get what we want.”

Nerva is quiet for a while then asks, “Why did you kidnap me?”

“To force your father to fight me.” It’s only half the truth.

“You will die. No army is as big and strong as the Roman army.”

“There is more to winning a battle than size and strength. Of course I don’t expect you to understand that.”

Nerva yanks at the rope tying our wrists. “You take me for a fool for I am a woman, is that it?”

I pull back, forcing her to come up on one elbow and closer to me. “Leave war matters to men. Now, sleep.”

The crackling sounds of the fire and the night’s hidden noises soothe me. Out in the open is where I spend my nights until winter forces me inside. Then huts, tents or caves become my home. My thoughts trail off  . . .  I almost give into blessed slumber when I feel Nerva next to me. I open my eyes to stare into hers, her face above mine.

“I told you to sleep. What do you want?”

Tendrils of long black hair fall over her face and rest on my shoulder. She pushes them behind her ear. “Are you going to kill me?”

Turning my back to her and folding my free arm under my head I say, “If you don’t shut up, sooner than you think.”

“You do not scare me.”

“Would sleeping tied to a tree and surrounded by wolves scare you?”

“You will not let them harm me. You need me alive.”

“I need you to shut up, woman.”

Not sure if my tone or my words convince her to shut up but she returns to the sheepskin. With my back to her I can’t see her, but I hear her grumble and thrash about. This goes on for a while and the longer she moves the more alert I become.

I usually sleep through thunder and lightning, snores or even through my brothers’ drunken singing. But for some reason Nerva’s nearness brings awareness to my senses, an awareness stopping me from finally giving into slumber. I squeeze my eyes shut willing my mind to go blank. Morrow is another long day in the saddle.

“It’s too cold,” Nerva’s voice breaks the silence. “This sheepskin stinks and it’s too thin. I feel the boulders through it.”

I jump to my feet and drag the sheepskin with Nerva still on it closer to the fire. “Get used to it. There are no beds where we’re going.”

“This is too close to the fire, now. What if I roll over?” she presses.

“You’ll know when you’re too close,” I too have to move since our wrists are tied together. The grass is not as dense and tall as in the other spot, but I slept in worse places. All I really want right now is for her to shut up. “Now sleep.”

“You can sleep on top of me,” Bastisza, who rests the closest to us mutters. “Now shut up or I swear, I’ll gag you.”

“Brutes, that is what you all are, brutes.” Nerva tosses one more time, yanking the rope so hard that my arm flings up in the air.

To my surprise she does shut up.

Finally.

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And now hurry up to Amazon for your FREE copy. ENJOY!

NO STRINGS ATTACHED GIVEAWAY HOP

20 May

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No Strings Attached Giveaway Hop hosted by I’m A Reader Not A Writer
May 21st – 27th
Those hosting a giveaway will be giving away something a reader, blogger or author would enjoy.
The only requirement to enter my giveaway will be for you to leave a name and a way to contact you if you win. No asking to follow, no asking to tweet, NO requirements. Is this awesome or what?
MY GIVEAWAY:
OPEN INTERNATIONALLY E-COPIES OF BORN IN VENGEANCE (DACIAN LEGENDS, #1) AND BORN IN SIN (DACIAN LEGENDS, #2). Leave in the comment area your name and email address.
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STOP @ The Reading Cafe for your cup of coffee and reviews of Born In Vengeance and Born In Sin

10 May

My historical romance BORN IN VENGEANCE (Dacian Legends, #1) originally published as a short story titled I WAS HERE–BEFORE YOU CAME) is officially out! This stand-alone version includes an expanded storyline and excerpts from BORN IN SIN (Dacian Legends, #2) coming out May 30th 2013. 

To celebrate these releases several bloggers lent a helping hand to promote them and I’m extremely grateful to have such a great support group around the blogosphere. THANK YOU ALL!

Today I’d like to thank Sandy and Georgianna  from  The Reading Cafe for taking the time to read and write reviews of BORN IN VENGEANCE and  BORN IN SINThere’s a giveaway associated with their reviews, so don’t forget to enter it.

Here is a little of the reviews: “The battles and plans are very interesting, the situations well thought out and executed and the story in all is one I really enjoyed. In all, a very good beginning to an interesting series.” BORN IN VENGEANCE
And
“This is a good story, romantic in the sense of men of action finding love with the women of their hearts. No really steamy love scenes…just good old fashioned promises. It has intrigue, adventure, history and battle – heroic action and brutal villains.” BORN IN SIN
 
For the full reviews click here.
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