Series Rebranding Reveal!

Happy Almost Spring!

Loves! I can finally reveal the new covers for both RELEASING THE DEMONS and BLACK BULLET in my Order of the Senary series!

I love these covers so much and I’m excited to finally share them with you. 😀 The paperback versions will also be updated and I’ll reveal the new flats once they’re available. The cover for VERMILION LIES looks just as awesome and hopefully I can share it in the coming week or so.

Anywho, check them out and let me know what you think! ❤

 

RELEASING THE DEMONS

He’s out to set the world on fire.

She’s the only one who can tame him.

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Blaze Knight has been through hell and back, but the nightmares aren’t over yet.

Five years after being maimed and tortured by vampires, Blaze is still picking up the pieces of his shattered life. As a genetically engineered hybrid mercenary, his mission is to protect what’s left of humanity. When his tormentors return to the Bronx gunning for Blaze’s blood, he’s forced to face the demons of his past. Hell-bent on revenge, he seeks the help of Valerie Medeiros, an NYPD detective who manages to steal his heart and save his life in more ways than one.

Motivated by her sister’s gruesome death, Valerie’s life goal is to bury every vampire in the ground where they belong. She has a hard time trusting anything with fangs, yet she falls headlong into Blaze’s life, a life full of darkness and horror she can’t even begin to fathom. The bodies are stacking up, but Valerie can’t let go of this hybrid, a beautiful monster filled with pain, rage, and passion unlike anything she’s ever known.

In a world where the line between good and evil is blurred, Blaze and Valerie will find danger at every turn, risking everything they’ve come to know and love, including one another.

*2016 PRISM Contest First Place WINNER in Dark Paranormal and FINALIST in Best First Book*

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BLACK BULLET

He had everything under control until she crashed into his afterlife.

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Fledgling vampire Jonathan Kerr has just met his match.

Not even his past life as a former Marine and FBI agent could prepare him for the battle against the monster inside him, struggling to take hold. After an old nemesis of the Senary surfaces in Brooklyn, unleashing chaos and terror in the battered borough, Jon sets out to take him down. Instead, he ends up with far more than he bargained for when he clashes with the beautiful half-vampire hybrid, Lawan Knight.

After escaping near death and suffering unspeakable horror at the hands of vampires, Lawan trusts no one, regardless of species. In between bouts of drunken stupor, her only goal is to exterminate all those who’ve wronged her, including every member of Jon’s vampire bloodline. But Jon’s soulful eyes and quick smile crawls under her skin, transforming her black and white world into a hazy shade of gray.

As the days rapidly grow darker, Jon and Lawan turn to one another, but their inner demons threaten to tear them apart. The only way either of them will survive is if they overcome their greatest fear—love.

*First Place WINNER of the 2017 RWA Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence for Paranormal and Fantasy*

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VERMILION LIES ARC Team Sign-up!

Are you a book blogger, bookstagrammer, or ARC reviewer? Do you enjoy dark paranormal romance with a heavy dose of urban fantasy? Lots of action, chaos, and bloodshed? Enemies-to-lovers? Forbidden love?

I’ve teamed up with Social Butterfly PR to bring you the next (looong awaited) installment of the Order of the Senary series! This story is written as a standalone, however your reading experience will be far more enriched if you’re familiar with the prior books. 😉

Time is limited so sign-up today!

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The Soul Mate Tree Series is on tour with Goddess Fish!

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Goddess Fish Promotions is organizing a Virtual Tour for THE SOUL MATE TREE SERIES, a fantasy series available now from Soul Mate Publishing (which includes my archangel PNR novella, SWEET SACRIFICE).

The tour will run every Tuesday and Thursday for 15 weeks starting on March 5. A randomly drawn commenter will receive a $50 Amazon/BN Gift Card, so stop in and check us out!

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Until next time…

Next up is the cover reveal and preorder for VERMILION LIES! ❤ Stay tuned!

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Happy New Year!

Better late than never, I suppose. 😉

I don’t know about you, but I’m so ready for winter to be over.

I’ve been combating the winter blues and it’s been a hell of a battle this year. The end of January until the beginning of March is a rough time for this here writer doc. My hubby’s birthday marks the end of the dark season for me (March 6) and I can’t wait until then. Not to mention I’ll finally be on staycation!

But in lighter news, I have some updates on VERMILION LIES! Onward and upward…

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Calling all book bloggers and reviewers!

Are you a book blogger, bookstagrammer, or ARC reviewer? Do you love dark paranormal romance? How about an edge-of-your-seat rollercoaster of a story with loads of action, twists and turns, and an ending you won’t see coming (hopefully, haha)? Forbidden love? Enemies to lovers? CHAOS AND BLOODSHED?

Then this book is for you!

The sign-up for the VERMILION LIES blog tour and ARC distribution is here!

I’ve teamed up with Social Butterfly PR to bring you the next (looong awaited) installment of the Order of the Senary series. This story is written as a standalone, however your reading experience will be far more enriched if you’re familiar with the prior books. I highly recommend you check them out beforehand (SHAMELESS PLUG, sorry). 😉 And there’s plenty of time to catch up!

COVER REVEAL coming soon! ❤

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Hope you all had a Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤ Until next time…

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NEVER LET ME FALL by Abbie Roads

My fab author friend, Abbie Roads, has a new release today! Check out this awesome paranormal romantic suspense in her FATAL DREAMS series. ❤

Today we have the release of NEVER LET ME FALL by Abbie Roads. NEVER LET ME FALL is a psychological thriller in the Fatal Dreams Series and available for purchase on all retail outlets!

Title: NEVER LET ME FALL
Series: Fatal Dreams
Author: Abbie Roads
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Release: November 6th

About NEVER LET ME FALL

Seeing is believing…
Thomas Brown can’t see color, but he can see people’s true souls. His abilities allow him to work with criminal investigators and deliver justice to families of the wronged. And he’s starting to accept that his life will forever be in black and white…

Then he encounters Helena Grayse, and everything changes. She brings vibrant color to his world, and he brings acceptance and belief to hers. But Helena’s past is quickly catching up with her, and Thomas is in the crosshairs.

As an enemy hidden in plain sight threatens their every move, they’ll have to rely on their love to beat the darkness.

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About Abbie Roads

Abbie Roads loves Snickers Parfaits and acrylic pour painting. It’s her new obsession. The pour painting. Not the parfaits. Though the parfaits would qualify as an obsession too. She spends her days a mental health counselor always looking on the brightside, but at night she likes to write dark and dangerous things—with kissing and sexy times. She loves reading inspirational quotes and stories about serial killers. She is married to her favorite fellow and they have two cranky old rescue dogs that are not spoiled. Not at all. Okay. Maybe a little. Alright, the dogs are terribly spoiled, but they do give lots of cuddles and kisses in return.

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Happy October! Here’s a haunted tale from yours truly. 👻

Happy October!

My favorite month of the year! My birthday is October 28th and Halloween follows shortly after, so can’t beat that. 😉 Not to mention I’m on vacation starting this Friday night. YAY!

A few personal notes: I recently signed a contract with an amazing practice in New England and I’M SO EXCITED (and terrified)! Life is definitely going to get interesting next July, LOL, but I’m looking forward to getting out there and doing my thing. Also, I’ll finally be getting back to first round edits on VERMILION LIES so you’ll have it on time in the Spring.

Have you watched THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE on Netflix? I am absolutely loving it so far (currently three episodes in), so I figured I’d share my own (TRUE LIFE) haunted house story for your reading pleasure. 😀

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A Haunting in Southeastern Massachusetts

So I grew up in a haunted house as a child.

And I thought it was completely normal.

My family moved into a little cape in southeastern Massachusetts (in the same city where the infamous Lizzie Borden hacked her parents to death) when I was around five years old. They were quite excited to finally have their own home after immigrating from the Azores, Portugal and apartment hopping since I’d been born. The house wasn’t in the greatest condition, but my dad planned to renovate both the interior and exterior over the next few years.

Too bad he couldn’t get rid of the ghosts!

Let me get one thing out in the open first: I’m not super sensitive to the paranormal (certainly not like my sister, who experienced far more in this house than I). Since my family moved out of this house when I was in high school, I’ve literally never experienced another supernatural occurrence. The ghostly presences in this home were so strong even others sensed it. I do think there’s a gradation when it comes to these things, but I’m no expert, so that’s that.

It all started with the persistent pacing. I didn’t notice it at first, since my sister and I were kids running around making noise all day, but it was most obvious at night—someone kept walking up and down the stairs. The house was over a hundred years old, and yes it was creaky and constantly settling, but these sounds were just a little too rhythmic. If I was downstairs, I could hear people walking around upstairs when no one was up there. It was constant, back and forth, then it would stop for a period of time. My mom kept pawning it off as an old house, but I wasn’t convinced.

Also, the entire upper level of the house was always cold, especially the upstairs bathroom, no matter the time of year. One of my cousins (also only a child at the time) would completely flip out if he was left alone upstairs, screaming about the evil up there. Even though I didn’t think my ghosts were evil, I knew they were real, although I poked fun at him a little.

My sister and I would often hear voices at night. We both shared the same room and sometimes someone would whisper right along with us. We would both shut up immediately, holding our breaths and listening hard. The voices weren’t loud at all, barely audible really, and usually in different languages we couldn’t understand. One night, we heard a baby persistently crying. It terrified my sister so much, she dragged my mom into the room, and yes, even my mother heard it. She checked all the windows, and although it was the middle of winter, she told us it came from a neighbor’s house down the street. Bullshit! But she seemed entirely unsettled before she went back to bed.

Our ghostly residents liked to play tricks on us, too. Again, this all happened on the upper floor, where the blinds randomly dropped with a terrifying crack. This happened constantly. My mom kept saying it was because the blinds were old, but c’mon, really?! I think not. I used to sit at my computer, listening to a cassette tape on the radio, when suddenly it would shut off. I would hit play again and literally stare at it, waiting. Right before my eyes, the “stop” button was pushed, as if by an invisible hand. I guess my spectral roommates didn’t care for the music!

What else? My father (a believer) later told me he once heard a tremendous crash downstairs one night, as if someone had knocked over the hutch filled with glasses and porcelain dishes. Terrified, he went downstairs to investigate, thinking someone had broken into the house. To his relief, he found nothing—everything was in its place and all was silent. He was positive he hadn’t imagined it, and it still stumps him until this day.

And last, but certainly not least, when I was ten we adopted an adorable German Shepard named Legend. She was sweet, playful, and loved to run around the house, like any happy dog. However, she often leapt over the front gate (a standard chain-link fence) and would do so if riled up enough. She lived five glorious years before she one day leapt over that fence, chasing a motorcycle, and ended up struck by a car.

I was fifteen at the time and devastated. My dad was even moreso, because he loved Legend very much. There were a few days of silence after her death, but then we started to hear it.

Her running.

It would always happen randomly at sundown. We’d be sitting downstairs in the basement, watching TV or playing video games, when a loud gallop would suddenly resonate all around the house from outside. The noise was thunderous in the basement, and it sounded just like Legend running circles around the perimeter–the way she used to when she was alive and well. This went on for weeks. My dad was stunned and a little scared, but soon it stopped. Oddly enough, my mom never experienced it.

My sister also had an incident with the ghostly Legend, where she was folding laundry upstairs (where else?) and sensed something four-legged racing at her. When she looked up, something pushed her, like a dog’s front paws and she fell back. Of course, nothing was there, but she sought me out, terrified and in tears. At first, I didn’t believe her—none of us had ever been physically touched by anything preternatural in the house. But her tears quickly convinced me otherwise—why would she lie about something like that?

So that’s a quick overview of my haunted house experience (although looking back at this blurb, maybe not so quick, ha!). My sister later saw a psychic medium who told her a young boy of about eight and an elderly woman were our ghostly residents. The elderly woman died in the upstairs bathroom (where else?) but the psychic wasn’t quite sure about the young boy. The medium believed the pacing and cold patches were thanks to grandma, while the blinds/radio stints were the little boy’s shenanigans. The medium apparently knew all about it, which is a curiosity in itself, but hell, I could believe that.

Why not? After living in this house, anything seems possible!

Halloween Giveaways!

Check out these fun giveaways I’m participating in. 😀

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Check out the October KU Giveaway! Our Romance Authors are sharing KU Books. Read for FREE! Even better, we’ve pooled our funds to offer an awesome giveaway! It’s just our way of thanking our loyal readers.

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Who doesn’t love Halloween? Scares from ghosts and winds rattling branches, and urban legends abound, the perfect excuse to cuddle with a significant other, even a boyfriend of the book variety. Oh, and let’s not forget the candy! Which is why we’re celebrating with a CHOCOLATE & BOOK BOYFRIENDS HALLOWEEN GIVEAWAY!

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Until next time…

HAVE A HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Best,

Linda

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Book Spotlight: BANSHEE CRY by Raven Hudgins

My fellow SMP author, Raven Hudgins, has a new paranormal fantasy in her Death Callers series out today! Look at that cover! ❤ Happy Release Day, Raven!

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BANSHEE CRY by Raven Hudgins

A year ago, Kaelin died. Now, banshee Aislin Gray will do anything to get him back, especially after hearing his voice in strange places. A trip to Hell? Sure. Aislin is not the only one looking for a soul from Hell, though. When Illium comes calling for his end of the deal, Aislin cannot refuse. With her sanity in the balance, Aislin will go through Hell and high water to find her love, even if he is not there.

Teaser: 

Red and orange flames hissed and crackled, flicking out their tongues. Heat bore down from all sides. Everything around me burned and smoldered or burst into little spitfires at each turn of my head. Warmth spread up my skin.

I crinkled my nose. Even through the shirt I could smell singed hair and flesh. Pain seared up my feet. I jumped from foot to foot, the scent of burning rubber reaching my nose. Shit! My shoes were catching fire. Glancing down, I understood why.

The floor was made up of cracks and fissures like cooling lava, turning to magma. Yellow and orange slits hissed and sputtered. The ground was literally a minefield of fire and brimstone.

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About The Author:
Raven Hudgins is from the small town of Mathews, Virginia and lives with her soon-to-be husband and her three cats and dog. When she isn’t writing, she is either reading or playing video games.
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August Updates and Awards!

Quick Updates from Yours Truly

Hey everyone!

I hope your summer is going well so far! I can’t believe it’s already August. It’s going by WAY too fast here in the great RI. 😦

Rave-Award-Prev1-696x696The Raven Awards

All of my books are up for Raven Awards from Uncaged Book Reviews!

SWEET SACRIFICE by L.D. Rose is under the paranormal romance category.

RELEASING THE DEMONS and BLACK BULLET by L.D. Rose are under the urban fantasy category.

If you have the time or inclination to vote, I’d love your help! 🙂 No need to sign-up or register at the site, just click away.

Thank you so much in advance! ❤

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IMG_7923Look what finally arrived in the mail!

Last year, BLACK BULLET won first place in the 2017 Gayle Wilson Awards of Excellence for Paranormal and Fantasy.

And I finally got the certificate and this cute pin in the mail!

I just wanted to thank you all for supporting me and my work. ❤ Authors are nothing without their readers, and none of this could’ve happened without you.

Until next time…

Enjoy the rest of summer while it lasts! ❤

Best,

Linda

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Releasing the Demons is FREE for a limited time!

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You can download a FREE copy of my debut dark paranormal romance (first in The Order of The Senary Series) today! I believe it’s US and UK only (according to my pub) so feel free to check your designated Amazon store if you’re so inclined. 🙂

RtD also has some brand new teasers below! They’re so pretty! ❤

RELEASING THE DEMONS

He’s out to set the world on fire and she’s the only one who can tame him. 

Blaze Knight has been through hell and back, but the nightmares aren’t over yet.

Five years after being maimed and tortured by vampires, Blaze is still picking up the pieces of his shattered life. As a genetically engineered hybrid mercenary, his mission is to protect what’s left of humanity. When his tormentors return to the Bronx gunning for Blaze’s blood, he’s forced to face the demons of his past. Hell-bent on revenge, he seeks the help of Valerie Medeiros, an NYPD detective who manages to steal his heart and save his life in more ways than one.

Motivated by her sister’s gruesome death, Valerie’s life goal is to bury every vampire in the ground where they belong. She has a hard time trusting anything with fangs, yet she falls headlong into Blaze’s life, a life full of darkness and horror she can’t even begin to fathom. The bodies are stacking up, but Valerie can’t let go of this hybrid, a beautiful monster filled with pain, rage, and passion unlike anything she’s ever known.

In a world where the line between good and evil is blurred, Blaze and Valerie will find danger at every turn, risking everything they’ve come to know and love, including one another.

AMAZON: mybook.to/releasingthedemons

*2016 PRISM Contest First Place Winner in Dark Paranormal and Finalist in Best First Book!*

“This exciting post-apocalyptic paranormal thriller produces shock and awe like no other. This is one blazing-hot read that shouldn’t be missed!” – InD’tale Magazine

“L.D. Rose’s vision of a shattered Manhattan where humans and vampires wage war every night is eerily real for a fantasy novel. A must read.” – The Romance Reviews

“Emotional and action-packed – it will have you anxiously turning pages.” – Uncaged Book Reviews

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EXCERPT

His body hardened, his heart thudding in his chest. If that wasn’t enough, the stirring low in his belly sure as hell was.

He wanted her. Badly.

And so did the leech inside him.

“Blaze?” She peered at him with concern, taking a step closer.

He snapped out of it, realizing she’d asked him something he completely missed. “Huh?”

“Do you want some coffee? Something to drink? Eat?”

Yeah, you. He swallowed his saliva, straightening. “I should get going.”

“Oh.” She tried to hide her disappointment but she was bad at it. She wants you to stay. “Where are you heading?”

“Probably home for a few hours. Rest up a bit.” And drink about a gallon of blood while thinking of you. “You know.”

Valerie set what he assumed was the bag of coffee on the counter. She took another step toward him as a wave of jasmine swept over him, tugging him in places he shouldn’t be tugged.

He took a reflexive step back. Goddamn it, he was fine. He’d been fine right up until now. What the hell just happened?

Bad idea, Blaze. Bad fucking idea to starve yourself and walk into her apartment at dusk, with that body, and that face, and those eyes, and that smell . . .

“I’ll show myself out.”

She looked entirely confused as he turned away and headed for the door. Christ, he was acting like he’d never been in a woman’s apartment before, and God knew he’d been in many. But he’d never been this hungry around a woman before—at least, not in ordinary circumstances. And he wasn’t famous for his control.

He could feel it, that ugly darkness inside him spreading through his veins, making his lips and toes tingle. The leech opened its jaws and yawned, sucking down what was left of his civility. His gums tightened, squeezing his canines, urging them to grow, to elongate.

To spring free.

“Blaze—”

He needed to get out. Now.


“I’ll see you in the morning,” he ground out, his voice a near growl. “Good night, Val.”

He slammed the door behind him and managed to stagger ten paces down the hall before his limbs stopped working. Sweat dripped down the sides of his face and trickled down his spine. His hands shook and he clenched them into fists. He stood there, chest heaving, heart pounding, fangs pulsing, cock throbbing. He closed his eyes and lifted his face toward the ceiling, trying to wrestle the monster down, trying to beat it back into submission.

But it was already too late.

Through the din in his head, Blaze heard a door click behind him, disengaging from its frame. It creaked open slowly as jasmine slithered through the hallway toward him, rising up and striking at his senses, delivering the final blow. He craned his neck and spotted her.

Valerie’s blond hair fell in a curtain as she peeked out, looking for him. Her eyes widened when she found him, still standing in the corridor, and she quickly retreated.

“Sorry,” she murmured, but before she could close the door, he was already there, his hand propped against it.

She looked at him in pleasant surprise. “Blaze, I—”

He didn’t give her a chance to finish. He seized her mouth with his before he slammed the door behind him and locked it shut.

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He had everything under control until she crashed into his afterlife.

Fledgling vampire Jonathan Kerr has just met his match.

Not even his past life as a former Marine and FBI agent could prepare him for the battle against the monster inside him, struggling to take hold. After an old nemesis of the Senary surfaces in Brooklyn, unleashing chaos and terror in the battered borough, Jon sets out to take him down. Instead, he ends up with far more than he bargained for when he clashes with the beautiful half-vampire hybrid, Lawan Knight.

After escaping near death and suffering unspeakable horror at the hands of vampires, Lawan trusts no one, regardless of species. In between bouts of drunken stupor, her only goal is to exterminate all those who’ve wronged her, including every member of Jon’s vampire bloodline. But Jon’s soulful eyes and quick smile crawls under her skin, transforming her black and white world into a hazy shade of gray.

As the days rapidly grow darker, Jon and Lawan turn to one another, but their inner demons threaten to tear them apart. The only way either of them will survive is if they overcome their greatest fear—love.

AMAZON: mybook.to/blackbullet

*First Place Winner of the 2017 RWA Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence for Paranormal and Fantasy*

“A nonstop journey through the seedy underbelly of deceit, lust, and revenge. The romance is steamy, the bond of love as strong as the tungsten restraints.” – InD’Tale Magazine 

“Once you get started, there’s no putting it down!” – Paranormal Romance Authors That Rock 
“This was the most incredibly vibrant, soul snatching, emotional and rockin’ ride ever!” – One Book Two

Book Three: VERMILION LIES

Dax and Cindel’s book! Estimated publication is Spring 2019 (March/April, likely April).

COMING SOON.

Book Four: FURIOUS ANGELS

Kasen and Veronica’s book, currently in progress! ❤

Until next time…

Hope you’re having a wonderful summer!

Best,

Linda

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