New Release! Check out this excerpt and giveaway from AN UNWILLING EARL by Sharon Cullen!

Jacob Ashland’s life has taken an unexpected turn. He’s now the Earl of Ashland and expected to marry. But he’s done that before and had his heart ripped from his chest. When Charlotte shows up at his door needing protection, he offers to marry her––in name-only. Charlotte, an orphan, suspects her sinister cousin of terrorizing …

New Release! Check out this giveaway for LEGENDS OF THE VEIL, a fae anthology!

Slip into the seelie realm with this collection of paranormal short stories dedicated to ancient magical creatures with the power of silver tongues and a talent for trickery. LEGENDS OF THE VEIL, the fourth action-packed anthology in the Summer of Supernaturals series featuring fae from eight of today’s best urban fantasy and paranormal romance authors. …

Upcoming Release Alert! DARE YOU TO LIE by Amber Lynn Natusch – Preorder Your Copy & Enter a Giveaway!

THE FIRST INSTALLMENT IN THE HOMETOWN ANTIHERO SERIES. “A quick-witted heroine, a fast-paced plot, and a twisty whodunit mystery kept me on my toes. Fans of Riverdale will adore Kylene Danners and devour this suspenseful story.” —USA Today bestselling author, K.A. Tucker When her FBI agent father is framed for murder, Kylene is forced to move in with her grandfather, …

GUEST POST & GIVEAWAY: Kimberly Bernard, Author of Lost Prophecy: Awakening (@fictitiousfemme)

Today we welcome Kimberly Bernard to the blog!  Kimberly is the author of LOST PROPHECY: AWAKENING.   Guest Post by Kimberly Bernard I remember playing the telephone game in my high school drama class. You know, the game that starts with one person whispering a five-sentence story into someone’s ear? The story gets whispered through …

GUEST POST: #CheatingNotCheating and I'm #SorryNotSorry by Linda Grimes, Author of All Fixed Up (@linda_grimes)

Today we welcome Linda Grimes to the blog!  Linda is the author of ALL FIXED UP, the latest release in the Ciel Halligan series.  And stay tuned tomorrow for Jena’s review of the book!   #CheatingNotCheating and I’m #SorryNotSorry by Linda Grimes It may shock you to learn that a respectable middle-aged married woman such …

GUEST POST: My Writing Journey by Leyla Kader Dahm, Author of Annabeth Neverending (@annabeth_egypt)

I’m often asked how I became a writer. The funny thing is, that may have been an underlying dream, but it was never the plan. Instead, I earned a master’s in communication, hoping to do something somewhat practical with my life. Upon completing my degree, I moved to New York City for a PR internship …

GUEST POST & GIVEAWAY: Rebecca Chastain, Author of A Fistful of Fire (@Author_Rebecca)

Madison Fox survived her first week as California’s newest illuminant enforcer, defending her region against imps, vervet, hounds, and one lascivious demon. If her grumpy boss, Mr. Pitt, was impressed, he hasn’t told Madison. In fact, there’s a lot her boss has been closemouthed about, including the dark secret haunting his past. But Madison’s problems …

GUEST POST: Meet Kirit and Nat by Fran Wilde, Author of Updraft (@fran_wilde)

Pure Textuality has asked me to write about Kirit and Nat, two of Updraft’s primary characters, their relationship, and their background. Kirit and Nat are two friends, separated by circumstance and luck. One is downtower, one up. For Kirit Densira, home — and her home tower — is a series of tiers that divide those …

GUEST POST by Dan Wells, Author of The Devil’s Only Friend, John Cleaver Series #4 (@thedanwells)

Good morning, my beautiful little bookaholics! I am please to announce that today we are joined by Dan Wells, author of The Devil’s Only Friend, the fourth installment in the John Cleaver series. Today Mr. Wells is here to talk a little bit about heroism and the concept of character forgiveness when they cross the …

GUEST POST: ​Surviving Valentine’s Day: Pauline Parril’s Advice for Married Women (by ​Collette Yvonne)

​​Surviving Valentine’s Day: Pauline Parril’s Advice for Married Women by Pauline Daley-Parril Valentine’s Day hashtags are proliferating on Twitter. That means one thing: #valentinesdayiscoming. For single women, the 14th of February is tough enough when it’s #nodate and #aloneagain. But for married women, Valentine’s Day is a #minefield #forgetaboutit #norosesforyousister #fml. For women in general, …

GUEST POST: Cajun Nights and the Characters Within: The Many Lives of a TV Series That Never Was by D.J. Donaldson (@medicalthriller)

CAJUN NIGHTS AND THE CHARACTERS WITHIN: THE MANY LIVES OF A TV SERIES THAT NEVER WAS by D.J. Donaldson LIFE #1 Cajun Nights was my first novel featuring New Orleans medical examiner, Andy Broussard, and his suicide/death investigator, Kit Franklyn. A few weeks after the book was published, I got a call from my agent …

GUEST POST AND GIVEAWAY by Felicity Heaton: Writing Kissed by a Dark Prince in the Eternal Mates series (@FelicityHeaton , @RabidReads)

Writing Kissed by a Dark Prince in the Eternal Mates series It’s great to be here at Pure Textuality today as part of the Claimed by a Demon King Book Tour celebrating the release of the second book in my new Eternal Mates series of paranormal romance novels. Today, I’m going to talk about what …

BLOG TOUR PROMO BLITZ, GIVEAWAY AND GUEST POST: Fighting To Survive (As the World Dies #2) by Rhiannon Frater (@rhiannonfrater , @torbooks)

It’s time to clear the hotel.The fort has grown crowded as survivors of the zombie apocalypse have found safety between its walls.  Winter is coming; soon it will be too cold to live in tents and other makeshift shelters.  The leaders of the survivors—Katie, Jenni, Juan, Travis, and Nerit—decide it’s time for an assault on the zombie-occupied hotel that looms over the town square.A pitched battle in …

BLOG TOUR REVIEW AND GUEST POST: His Black Wings by Astrid Yrigollen (@AstridYrigollen)

Claren Maidstone has been forced to flee her childhood home after the death of her parents and a vicious assault from a sadistic young man who intends to marry her. Claren changes her identity and finds employment as an assistant to the handsome Fredrick Lowood, a generous yet mysterious benefactor. However, she soon finds out his …

BLOG TOUR GUEST POST AND GIVEAWAY : Fang Girl by Helen Keeble (@HelenKeeble , @Giselleco)

Things That Are Destroying Jane Greene’s Undead Social Life Before It Can Even Begin: 1) A twelve-year-old brother who’s convinced she’s a zombie. 2) Parents who are begging her to turn them into vampires. 3) The pet goldfish she accidentally turns instead. 4) Weird superpowers that let her rip the heads off of every other vampire she meets.(Sounds …

GUEST POST: My Adventures with New York City and Book Expo America 2012 by Kendra Saunders (@kendrybird)

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I started off intending to write a simple rundown of BEA for the incredible folks over at Pure Textuality, but found that almost impossible. I’m too wordy and this trip turned out to be as much of an adventure for me as a writer and person as a business trip. What follows is …

GUEST POST: Raspberry Extract And The Perils Of The Publishing World by Shana of Immortal Ink Publishing (@Immortal_ink)

What an honor it is for Jena to have us here at Pure Textuality. My name is Shana, and I’m one of the acquiring editors at Immortal Ink Publishing. We’re a small indie publisher specializing in character-based genre and literary fiction. Today, I thought I’d talk a bit about how my experiences as a reader …

GUEST POST: Icing on the Cake: The Value of Good Artwork by Guest Author Joseph Lallo (@jrlallo)

An awful lot goes into making a good book. You need strong, well-developed characters that people care about, a deep and fascinating story to draw the reader in, and a solid and consistent setting to tie it all together. You need to read and reread your work, ironing out continuity errors and correcting typos. A …

GUES POST: November Blog Tour by Guest Author Ty Johnston (@jharmonwriter)

Fantasy author Ty Johnston’s blog tour 2011 is running from November 1 through November 30. His novels include City of Rogues, Bayne’s Climband More than Kin, all of which are available for the Kindle (http://www.amazon.com/Ty-Johnston/e/B002MCBQRU/ ), the Nook (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/ty-johnston ) and online at Smashwords (http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/darkbow ). His latest novel, Ghosts of the Asylum, will be …

GUES POST: November Blog Tour by Guest Author Ty Johnston (@jharmonwriter)

Fantasy author Ty Johnston’s blog tour 2011 is running from November 1 through November 30. His novels include City of Rogues, Bayne’s Climband More than Kin, all of which are available for the Kindle (http://www.amazon.com/Ty-Johnston/e/B002MCBQRU/ ), the Nook (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/ty-johnston ) and online at Smashwords (http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/darkbow ). His latest novel, Ghosts of the Asylum, will be …

GUEST POST: Write What You Know, Paranormal Style by Guest Author Beth Dolgner (@BethDolgner)

The infamous “they” always say to write what you know, but sometimes that’s easier said than done. Take me, for example: I write paranormal romance. Ghost of a Threat, the first book in my Betty Boo, Ghost Hunter Series, follows Betty “Boo” Boorman, who works with The Savannah Spirit Seekers as a paranormal investigator. She …

GUEST POST: Write What You Know, Paranormal Style by Guest Author Beth Dolgner (@BethDolgner)

The infamous “they” always say to write what you know, but sometimes that’s easier said than done. Take me, for example: I write paranormal romance. Ghost of a Threat, the first book in my Betty Boo, Ghost Hunter Series, follows Betty “Boo” Boorman, who works with The Savannah Spirit Seekers as a paranormal investigator. She …