Friday, November 30, 2012

Uprising by Dawn Jayne BLOG TOUR

Please welcome Author Dawn Jayne into the Sector 13 Zone. Dawn Jayne is the author of Uprising.

Now, let’s have some fun and see if we can get Dawn Jayne to reveal any secrets that would make her a suspect of Sector 13. LOL

Relax, keep your hands and feet in the blog tour until it comes to a complete stop and enjoy interrogating Dawn Jayne with me. :)

1) I know something others don’t. You use to write True Blood fanfic. Did writing fan fiction help or hinder you in writing Uprising?

Both, actually. The fanfic community is wonderfully supportive, and that experience absolutely helped me find the courage to go forward with my own stories. I am wholeheartedly grateful to everyone who offered encouragement.  

But when I started to work on Uprising, I found I couldn’t borrow characters any longer. I always tried to mimic the style of authors when I wrote fanfic – as a tribute to them and the worlds they created that I love so much. I had to let that go and concentrate on my own voice and my own style. Now I kinda hope my stories will inspire some fanfic at some point! 

2) Where did the idea for Uprising come from?

No idea. The story has been with me for so long it has become a part of my soul. I can’t remember a time in my adult life when this world of angels wasn’t bouncing around in my brain, and over the years the characters and story took shape and got bigger until I thought my head would explode if I didn’t let it out.
Sometimes I wonder why it took me so long to start writing, but then other times I don’t think I could’ve started a single moment before I did. I’m not sure where the idea came from, but I’m glad it stuck with me 

3) Is there something that draws you to angels and makes you want to write about them?

Angels just seem this perfect blend of fantasy and reality. The very idea of angels and what they represent inspires strong feelings in me, and I think that’s why I love them, why I’m drawn to them. There’s so many angel books out there already, and the pragmatic side of me said I should pick something else, something ‘new’.

But I told the pragmatist to take a hike and listened to my heart. I love angels, and I love my angels. I couldn’t give them up.  

4) Any similarities to your characters and someone in real life? Emory, for sure! He has Choroideremia, and that was not a random insertion. I have a wonderful friend battling with that disease and trying to raise funds for a cure. Just getting the word out there is so important, and I hope Emory helped a little bit. It’s not just something I tossed in there, either. Emory’s struggle fits with the greater arc of the whole story, it’s not out of place. 

There’s also a cat – Oliver. He has a real-life counterpart! 

5) There’s a lot of interesting stuff in your book from astrology to religion. What research did you do in preparation for Uprising?

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Romance Review's Year-End Splash

The Romance Review's Year-End Splash starts today! I am part of the party so stop by for some Power of the Moon fun and much more. Over 300 authors have signed on for lots of giveaways of over 400 prizes!

November 28th: I will be on for a Live chat! (you have to login to participate)
November 29th: The Power of the Moon Q&A will be posted for the contest.

You have to register to enter but registration is free and easy. There is so much going on, you really have to check it out. I'm addicted to the cover match game! :)

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Cover Reveal: Genesis Queen by Gracen Miller

This is one HOT cover!
About Genesis Queen:
Genesis Queen is the third book in the Road to Hell Series

  Victory is hollow when fate maneuvers one as a pawn.

Madison’s mission is complete. Nix is rescued from Hell and her son safe from his dark destiny. But in the safe harbor of Nix’s love, her demonic husband warns of a murderous plot. Can she trust that it’s the truth and not another scheme to claim her for Hell’s throne?

Sometimes internal struggles can house our biggest demons.

With allies divided and prophecy heralding defeat, Madison gambles on Micah’s tenuous honor to keep their son protected. Torn between her heart’s desires and her dark requirements, Madison worries her hellish fate cannot be avoided. When betrayal comes from an unlikely direction, all their futures may be damned. In the darkest hour of Madison’s life, an undeniable providence will transpire. Who can she trust? And how far will she fall to defeat her foes?

Amid the rubble of defeat will Hell’s Genesis Queen dawn?

Previous books in the Road to Hell Series:

"Pandora's Box" 

Book 1 in ROAD TO HELL series 
Print - Amazon / Print – Barnes & Noble

Praise for Pandora’s Box:
“Gracen Miller has definitely added spice and intrigue in to a genre that can somewhat be monotonous with the same story lines about demons, angels, succubi, and other paranormal creatures.”
 ~ Kathryn Grimes, Tsk Tsk What to Read 

"Hell's Phoenix" 

Book 2 in ROAD TO HELL series 

Praise for Hell’s Phoenix:
“It blows J.R. Ward out of the water!”
~ Dawn Hagan, I Love Books

 About the Author: Gracen is a small town girl who was transplanted to the big city almost ten years ago. She describes herself as a hopeless daydreamer masquerading as a “normal” person in Southern society. When not writing, she’s a full-time basketball/football/guitar mom for her two sons and a devoted wife to her real-life hero-husband. She’s addicted to writing, paranormal romance novels and movies, Alabama football and coffee…addictions are not necessarily in order of priority. She is convinced coffee is nectar from the gods and blending coffee and writing generates the perfect creative merger. Many of her stories are spawned from these coffee highs. To learn more about Gracen and her writing or to leave her a comment, visit her website at

Want to stalk Gracen Miller? Try one of the links below.

Road to Hell series FB Fan Page 
Decadent Publishing 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Cover Reveal: Uprising by Dawn Jayne


Major Cover Affection for Dawn Jayne's Uprising

About Uprising:
Uprising is the first book in the Fires of Providence Series

Genre: New Adult,  Fantasy
Release date: 11/29/12 
Publisher: Time and Tide Publishing 

Heralds are the most powerful of all angels, secretive and feared, created for a single purpose. Only those most courageous and worthy earn a place within the elite choir, and only by breaking ancient oaths held sacred can the honor be stripped. It's a punishment that hasn't been imposed in over two-thousand years, until a single reckless act sets off a firestorm, threatening to consume all creation.

 Rise Hawke never suspected she'd been marked to play a role in the deadly events unfolding in the spiritual realm. Independent and resistant to authority, she isn't thrilled when she meets Dominik, an angel with new wings, an old grudge, and a mysterious agenda he's determined to impose.

Vowing to uncover the secrets kept from her, Rise soon learns that knowing what you are isn't nearly as dangerous as discovering why. Hunted by those who want to destroy her, and controlled by those who would see her fulfill her purpose, she is forced into a brutal battle set in motion long before she was ever born. It soon becomes clear that what one angel will risk to earn the title of Herald, is matched only by what
another will do to keep it.

Chapter One