Sunday, December 16, 2012

Under the Covers with a Hot Archangel

Only nine more sleeps until Christmas! I can hardly believe it's almost the end of another year. But before the Mayan calendar rolls over (or not as the case may be!) I'm chatting about traditions on the Under the Covers blog. What's your favourite traditional celebration? Pop by and let me know! And don't forget to enter the rafflecopter contest to be in with a chance to win a copy of Archangel of Mercy (US addresses only)

Friday, December 14, 2012

Year End Splash Party


There's a great party happening over at The Romance Reviews this month! And today it's my turn over there!


Just hop on over and answer an easy question and you go into the draw to win a copy of Archangel of Mercy. The contest is open internationally to wherever The Book Depository delivers!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Galactic Holiday - Out of This World + Giveaway!

I'm delighted to welcome my good friend Anna Hackett today as part of her blog tour for her new sci-fi release, Winter Fusion, which is also a part of the Carina Press anthology A Galactic Holiday.  Don't forget to enter the contest at the bottom of the post to be in with the chance of winning some fab prizes!

Anna's Bio:

Anna Hacektt Mining Engineer by day and writer the rest of the time, Anna Hackett grew up an avid reader with no dreams of being a writer. Her career in mining has taken her all around the world and sparked her desire to write.

As a teenager, she raided her mother's romances and her father's action adventure books, so no surprise that her stories combine both. She especially loves reading and writing short stories—the perfect intense read to fit into a busy lifestyle—and teaches the writing workshop, Short Story, Big Impact. When she isn't wearing boots and a hard hat, she's at her computer drinking too much Diet Coke and working on her stories.

Along with her husband and son, Anna lives wherever her mining career takes her. She's always delighted to hear from readers.







Beyond Princess Leia
Princess Leia was voted 89th greatest film character of all time by Empire Magazine. When you think “galactic heroine” a cinnamon-bun hairstyle, flowing white dress and blaster pistol usually come to mind. Leia epitomizes the tough, smart and dedicated sci-fi heroine.
Meet 3 other galactic heroines who can solve futuristic crimes, pilot space tugs and close galactic trade deals. They are all smart, tough and sexy and star in the sci-fi romance holiday anthology, A GALACTIC HOLIDAY from Carina Press.
Personal Data File
Novella: HOW THE GLITCH SAVED CHRISTMAS
Name: Reina Leonida Vedette (Meaning: Reina=queen, or queenly. Leonida=lion. Vedette=sentinel, sentry.)
Home world: Earth
Occupation: Police detective, South Chicago
Favorite color: Black
Favorite food: Pistachios, her grandmother’s Tiramisu
Favorite drink: Shirley Temple
Favorite activity: Solving impossible, brain-busting crimes
Secret wish: To be valued despite having no cyborg modifications
Likes:  Polite manners, slick bike racing, tropical drinks with umbrellas in them, smart-mouthed detectives named Edison
Dislikes: Closed-minded idiots, bad-mannered idiots, braggadocio idiots. Idiots.

Personal Data File
Novella: GALILEO’S HOLIDAY
Name:  Riley
Home world: None – born in her grandmother’s ice tugger in space
Occupation: Ice Tugger
Favorite color: Black
Favorite food: Before Galileo Station, it was all protein powder
Favorite drink: Same as above
Favorite activity: Taking something apart, figuring how it works, and putting it back together – with improvements
Secret wish: Riley’s not one for wishing – she’s a take it as you see it kind of gal.
Likes:  Being alone in the black. Her ship. Real Food. Leo
Dislikes: People. New Things. The unknown. Leo

Personal Data File
Novella: WINTER FUSION
Name: Brinn Fjord
Home world: Perma
Occupation: Galactic Trade Negotiator
Favorite color: Red (like her favorite ursus coat)
Favorite food: Yule ham
Favorite drink: Glogg (mulled wine)
Favorite activity: Sitting at the trade tables and spending time with family
Secret wish: Make her father proud
Likes: Family, ice mines, closing a trade deal, Yule
Dislikes: Ice lakes, avalanches and supercilious Rendarian trader, Savan Bardan

So none of these galactic heroines sport any crazy hairdos, but you definitely might find them wielding a blaster pistol or two. So why not celebrate the holidays sci-fi style this year and give A GALACTIC HOLIDAY and its heroines a try!




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Sunday, December 09, 2012

And we have More Winners!

And so ends the third week of my blog tour to celebrate the release of Archangel of Mercy! I've been having a lot of fun chatting with readers, and without further ado here are the winners!

The winner of an e-copy of Touch of the Demon plus swag on
Tina Donahue's blog is...

pc!

The winner of an e-copy of Foretaste of Forever plus swag on
Paranormal Haven is...

Sheryl!

The winner of a copy of Archangel of Mercy plus swag on
Dark Side Downunder is...

bn100!

The winner of the Goodreads contest is...

Krystal!

The winner of Touch of the Demon plus swag on
Cathryn Hein's Friday Feast is...

Juanita!

The winner of a copy of Archangel of Mercy and swag on
Romance Bandits is...

Connie!

Congratulations!

Friday, December 07, 2012

Partying with the Banditas!

Happy Friday!


Today I'm in the Lair over at the Romance Bandits  with my good friend Regency romance author Anna Campbell. I'm not only divulging secrets about the second Archangel book in the series but also books 3 and 4 in my Roman/Druid world, Betrayed and Tainted, and there's a tantalizing glimpse into the world of my Regency Vampire, Alexius, from Bloodlust Denied. There's also an international giveaway of a copy of Archangel of Mercy for one lucky commenter!


Here's something delicious and decadent
that I had the other night!
Almost as yummy as Gabe :-)

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Midnight Confessions

Today I'm over at  fellow Aussie Anna Hackett's Midnight Confessions answering her Quick Questions (I ramble a bit but Anna was kind enough not to comment on it!!!) Anna is also celebrating a new release this week - Winter Fusion, her novella in A Galactic Holiday, a fab sci-fi anthology out with Carina Press, and she'll be visiting here next week with a super cool contest!

Anyway, back to my Archangel of Mercy Quick Questions with Anna, I'm also giving away a copy of Foretaste of Forever to one lucky commenter!




Ava helping me clean the bathroom. Not.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Holiday Foreplay at Rabid Reads





There's a big Holiday Foreplay bloggy event happening this month! Join me over at Rabid Reads today where I'm chatting about Christmas traditions and I'm giving away a copy of Archangel of Mercy!

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

ARCHANGEL OF MERCY's Release Day!!!

Today is the official release day for Archangel of Mercy! And look what just turned up! My beautiful author copies!!!



 "Ashcroft’s unique world-building blends several familiar mythologies and draws the reader in with a creative and intriguing plot… Her characters are fascinating, the story line compelling, the romance scorching – don’t be surprised if you find yourself reading this book late into the night!”

Kylie Griffin, National Bestselling Author of The Light Blade Series


Destined to fall... destined to love...



"Archangel Of Mercy would appeal to readers who enjoy Nalini Singh and JR Ward. Dark, gritty and erotic. I loved it!”
Laurie London, Author of the Sweetblood Series
When Aurora Robinson attempts to open a rift between dimensions to embrace her true heritage, an arrogant Archangel is the only one who can save her from the jaws of hell. And while she owes Gabriel her life, she’s determined not to fall at his feet-despite the desire she feels whenever they’re together.

After his wings were brutally destroyed millennia ago, Gabriel has no compassion for humans like those who ruined him and betrayed the ones he loved. But when he inexplicably finds himself defying ancient protocols to rescue a woman from a fate worse than death, he is shocked by the searing attraction he feels for a mortal.

As the ancient forces that seek to punish Aurora for her actions close in, Gabriel offers the tempting woman protection at his private sanctuary. But as they both succumb to their desires, they discover an even deeper connection-one that threatens to consume them.


Available from:






Monday, December 03, 2012

I'm continuing my Archangel of Mercy blog tour today over at the lovely Shelley Munro! Shell was kind enough to host me on her blog several years ago, before I sold. She said it would be good practice for me when I did sell - and wow was she right! So thank you Shelley :-)

Do pop over and say hi! I answer a couple of questions and there's a snippet from Chapter Two of Archangel of Mercy. Plus there's the chance to win a giveaway of my erotic PNR, Foretaste of Forever and swag!




How cute is this!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Decadent Deliciousness & a Wandering Imagination

I have a double dose of yumminess for you today! First of all I'm over at my good friend Cathryn Hein's Friday Feast blog. I love reading this blog for all the delicious goodness! My mouth is watering just thinking about it :-)

Anyway, I'm over there today with a lovely cool summery dessert (we won't mention the fish fingers). Pop on over and let me know what you think, and you'll go into the draw for a copy of my erotic futuristic fantasy Touch of the Demon, plus some gorgeous Archangel swag!

And the second helping of goodness is over at the lovely Alli Sinclair's blog, Novel Adventurers, where I'm chatting about all the fabulous places in the world I'd love to visit. I also talk about the strange places that my imagination takes me, specifically in Archangel of Mercy!

There's a copy of my erotic paranormal romance, Foretaste of Forever up for grabs (plus swag!) for one commenter on the blog!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Inspirational Sparks

There's a giveaway of a copy of Archangel of Mercy over at the Dark Side Downunder bog today. Find out where the sparks of inspiration for Gabe came from!  Just pop on over and say hi and you're in the draw!

Such a hard life.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

An Apocalyptic Bite of Alpha Heroes & Warm Honey

There's a bumper day of super goodness coming up today! First of all I'm over at Tote Bags and Blogs talking about Alpha heroes and warm honey and there's a copy of  my erotic futuristic fantasy, Touch of the Demon plus some cool swag up for grabs.

There's also an exclusive excerpt from Chapter Two of Archangel of Mercy over at the Dark Side Dowunder blog - A Bite of...

And finally today it's my turn over at the Romance Writers of the Apocalypse blog where I basically have a big squee about the release of Archangel of Mercy in six days time!

A photo of Theo playing with his toys.
Just because :-)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

And we have Winners!

Congratulations to all the winners so far on my
Archangel of Mercy
blog tour!

And here they are!

The winner of a copy of Archangel of Mercy plus swag on
Magical Musings is...

Ren!


The winner of an e-copy of Touch of the Demon plus swag on
I Smell Sheep is...

Debra!

and...

The winner of a copy of Archangel of Mercy plus swag on
Riverina Romantics is...

Linda!

And the winner of some gorgeous Archangel swag for the
Black Friday Blog Hop is...

Well, I had such a great turn out and there were so many yummy turkey
delights that my stomach rumbled as I was reading the comments.
So I've decided to give away TWO lots of swags.

Congratulations to 

The Book Queen

and

Suzi Love!


Monday, November 26, 2012

Hawt Bad Ass Archangel at Paranormal Haven

Today I'm over at Paranormal Haven where I share who is the hawt inspiration behind the  hero in my third Archangel book! Yes, it's a bit insane that I'm talking about the hero of a book that hasn't been written yet but wait until you find out who it is!!!

There's also a chance to win a download of my erotic paranormal romance, Foretaste of Forever and some gorgeous Archangel swag!

Miri and Ava taking a nap on one of their favorite spot. My desk.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Upcoming Fun!


On 14th December I'm over at The Romance Reviews to help celebrate their Year End Splash Party. There are masses of prizes on offer every day from 15th November until 15th December, with a Grand Prize of a $100 Gift Card.

Don't forget to pop over and join in the fun! And then hop on over on 14th December and answer an easy-peasy question to be in with a chance of winning a copy of Archangel of Mercy (open internationally to wherever The Book Depository delivers).

As my other self, Christina Phillips, I'm a member of the Historical Hearts blog and the site has just had a fabulous new banner, thanks to Hot Damn Designs. Isn't it just breathtaking?

If you enjoy reading historical romance then pop on over and check out the amazing Aussie authors. Our books range from being set in ancient Roman times (that would be me!), Medieval, the seventeenth century, Georgian, Regency and Victorian. The heat levels range from erotic to sweet with everything in between.





Friday, November 23, 2012

Black Friday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Black Friday blog hop!

I live in Australia and we don't have a Black Friday sale (we don't have a Thanksgiving celebration either, which is a shame). But I grew up in England, and remember how the sales would start on Boxing Day and they would be frenzied! Prices would be slashed and people would camp out to grab the best bargains. Since I hate being wet and cold (two things you're guaranteed to be at the end of December in England!) I never did this! I was much happier snuggled up in the warm :-)


There's only eleven days until Archangel of Mercy, my erotic paranormal romance from Berkley Heat, is released! I'm giving away some Archangel swag to one commenter on my blog.

Between an angel and a desperate woman comes salvation -
and a raw passion that challenges them at every turn... 







Over 18s Only Please!

Destined to fall... destined to love...
When Aurora Robinson attempts to open a rift between dimensions to embrace her true heritage, an arrogant Archangel is the only one who can save her from the jaws of hell. And while she owes Gabriel her life, she’s determined not to fall at his feet-despite the desire she feels whenever they’re together.
After his wings were brutally destroyed millennia ago, Gabriel has no compassion for humans like those who ruined him and betrayed the ones he loved. But when he inexplicably finds himself defying ancient protocols to rescue a woman from a fate worse than death, he is shocked by the searing attraction he feels for a mortal.
As the ancient forces that seek to punish Aurora for her actions close in, Gabriel offers the tempting woman protection at his private sanctuary. But as they both succumb to their desires, they discover an even deeper connection-one that threatens to consume them.
Pre-Order from
 

Don't forget to check out all the other fabulous authors, reviewers and bloggers participating in this Hop! You can find a list of them at Carrie Ann's Black Friday Hop

But that's not all....

We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!

Now what are those prizes?

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet

2nd Grand Prize: A $75 Amazon or B&N Gift Card

3rd Grand Prize: 
A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!

All prizes are international except for the Swag Pack which is US only


To be entered into the Grand Prize draw and my own contest on this blog, just let me know what's your fave turkey leftover dish? (that's if there is any turkey leftovers!)



Thursday, November 22, 2012

Countdown to Black Friday

While the rest of the US is out handling the crowds, fighting for their holiday gifts, some of us like to stay in, shop online, or just ignore Black Friday altogether. This year, join us in our second annual Black Friday Blog Hop! It's a ONE DAY hop where we're giving away prizes, talking about books we love, and most likely  eating left over turkey. :-)

The hop is November 23rd and is ONE DAY only.

And while we do that, we are EACH doing a giveaway. Yep. There will be over 200 giveaways on each blog hosted by that Author or Blogger.

But that's not all....

We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!

Now what are those prizes?

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet

2nd Grand Prize: A $75 Amazon or B&N Gift Card

3rd Grand Prize:
 A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!

Pop back tomorrow to join in the fun!


 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Donut Holes & The Next Big Thing

Happy Wednesday! Today I'm visiting my lovely friend, Eleni Konstantine over at her Taverna in her Writing Buddy Wednesday slot. Find out what I'm up to at the moment and what's in my immediate future (apart from donut holes and coffee...) (no I cannot tell a lie. Donut holes and coffee are always in my immediate future...)




I've been tagged in The Next Big Thing by fellow Aussie author Alison Stuart who writes fabulous time travel romances and historical novels set during the seventeenth century. Allison's latest release from Lyrical Press is Gather the Bones, descibed as Downtown Abbey with ghosts, from Lyrical Press. 


I'm instructed to tell you all about my next book by answering these questions and then to tag between three to five other authors about their Next Big Thing. So here I go!

What is the working title of your next book?

Archangel of Mercy

Where did the idea come from for the book?

It was very odd. After a random comment from my good friend Eleni Konstantine about a new publishing line opening up, this image of a moody, Alpha Archangel just appeared in my mind. He was alone on the outer edge of the universe and refused to either leave my muse alone, or open up and let me know his story for about five years!


What genre does your book fall under?

Erotic Paranormal Romance

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

No idea. I will leave that up to my readers to imagine! (although I could have a lot of fun auditioning actors to play Gabe! (all in the name of research. I suffer for my art).


What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Between an angel and a desperate woman comes salvation - and a raw passion that challenges them at every turn.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

Archangel of Mercy is published by Penguin's Berkley Heat line and hits the shelves on 4th December 2012.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

This book started out as a novella many years ago and gradually evolved into a full length after several rewrites. So the short answer is - a very long time!!!

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

This book, and the others in the series, are about fallen archangels and the women who capture their hearts. Laurie London,, author of The Sweetblood series, said this about Archangel of Mercy:

"Archangel Of Mercy would appeal to readers who enjoy Nalini Singh and JR Ward. Dark, gritty and erotic. I loved it!”

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

A random comment by a writing buddy, the haunting image of a solitary Archangel on the edge of the universe and the Mayan long calendar :-) 

What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?

If you enjoy tortured Alpha heroes, fallen bad ass archangels, sizzling sex and merciless villains then you might enjoy Archangel of Mercy!

I've tagged some of my fellow Romance Writers of the Apocalypse authors to tell you about their Next Big Thing next Wednesday - here are their links so you can check them out!

Maggie Nash - Maggie is doing her Next Big Thing today as well, so pop on over and have a peek!

Shona Husk

Kylie Scott

Monica Enderle Pierce

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Sexy Archangel Excerpt + Demon Giveaway!

My Archangel of Mercy blog tour continues today with a sexy excerpt over at Tina Donahue!

There's also a copy of my erotic futuristic fantasy, Touch of the Demon plus some Archangel swag to give away to one lucky commenter on the post! See you over there :-)

Theo, the intrepid explorer, going where no kitty has gone before.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Heroes with Wings. Or not, as the case might be...

Today I'm over at Riverina Romantics where I'm chatting about heroes with wings! Because Archangels have wings. Except Gabe, the hero in Archangel of Mercy doesn't. The reason why is wrapped in his dark and destructive past, but their loss affects everything he does in the present. Pop on over to Riverina Romantics and join in the fun!

I'm giving away one copy of Archangel of Mercy plus some gorgeous swag on the Riverina Romantics blog. The giveaway is international, wherever The Book Depository delivers. Look forward to seeing you there!

Miri giving me a paw with the filing.

Friday, November 16, 2012

I Smell Sheep - In the Dungeons!

The second stop of my blog tour to celebrate the release of Archangel of Mercy is over at I Smell Sheep with the lovely Katie and Sharon who cleaned out the dungeons for my visit :-) We had a great time chatting and you even get to find out which Disney Princess I would most like to be!

(Yeah, I made a cock up with that one, but Sharon and Katie were very nice about it!!!)

There's a chance to win a download of my erotic paranormal romance, Touch of the Demon, for one commenter on my interview, plus some lovely swag!

A completely random yet utterly adorable photo of Theo as a little kitty.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

End of Days at Magical Musings

Welcome to the first stop on my Archangel of Mercy blog tour! Today I'm over at my good friend Michelle Diener's fabulous blog, Magical Musings, where I share one of my secret passions - the Mayan calendars and the End of the World as We Know It!!!

There is also a giveaway of a copy of Archangel of Mercy to one commenter on my post over at Magical Musings - the contest is open internationally to wherever The Book Depository delivers.

Gratuitous kitty photo of Ava and Theo.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Winner, Writing, Revisions & Chapter One

What another great blog hop! I hope everyone had fun with Autumn's Harvest :-)

And the winner of an e-copy of 

Foretaste of Forever
is

Elf2060!

Congratulations!

In other writing news I've been chatting with my fabulous editor at Ellora's Cave and today I received her revisions on Betrayed. I'll be starting them tomorrow and hope to have them done by the middle of December.

As for Tainted, the fourth book in my Roman/Druid series, I'm more than three quarters of the way through and had hoped to finish by the end of this month. But that's now taking a back seat as I tackle the revisions. There should definitely be more hours in the day!

And I have finally posted the first chapter of Archangel of Mercy up on my blog!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Archangel of Mercy Blog Tour

With only two and a half weeks to go until Archangel of Mercy is released, I've started my blog hop!

I'm visiting so many fabulous blogs and I'm looking forward to chatting with everyone who leaves a comment. There will also be lots of giveaways on the tour!

My first stop is at Magical Musings on Thursday 15th November. I'll be talking about 2012: The End of Days and how that ties in with the world of my archangels.There will also be a copy of Archangel of Mercy on offer to one commenter on the MM blog. The contest will be open internationally, to wherever The Book Depository delivers.



And on Friday 16th November I'm being interviewed by the lovely ladies over at I Smell Sheep! There will be a giveaway of one of my erotic e-novellas and some gorgeous Archangel swag up for grabs, so don't forget to pop by and say hi!

November

November – Goodreads Giveaway
November – Australian Romance Readers Association (ARRA) Christmas Giveaway


15th Nov     Magical Musings & Giveaway
15th Nov     I Smell Sheep Interview & Giveaway
19th Nov     Riverina Romantics & Giveaway
20th Nov     Tina Donahue Spotlight & Giveaway
26th Nov     Paranormal Haven Interview & Giveaway
28th Nov     Romance Writers of the Apocalypse & Giveaway
28th Nov     Tote Bags & Blogs & Giveaway
28th Nov     Dark Side DownUnder – A Bite Of…
29th Nov     Dark Side DownUnder & Giveaway
30th Nov     Cathryn Hein’s Friday Feast & Giveaway
30th Nov     Novel Adventurers & Giveaway

December

4th Dec       Australian Romance Readers Association (ARRA) Spotlight & Giveaway
6th Dec       Anna Hackett Interview & Giveaway
7th Dec       Romance Bandits & Giveaway
tba               Rabid Reads
14th Dec     The Romance Reviews End of Year Party with Giveaway





















Friday, November 09, 2012

Autumn Harvest Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Autumn Harvest Blog Hop!

Autumn to me is October and November, russet leaves, a chilly wind and red noses. But when my family and I moved to Australia several years ago, we had to get used to suddenly having all the seasons upside down.

September is the start of spring down here, and even after fourteen years I just can't get used to it! It feels so wrong when it gets to October and November and the weather is heating up, the sun is shining and the roses are blooming. My internal clock insists that the nearer we get to Christmas I should be piling on the layers whenever I set foot outside the door, or turning up the central heating and curling up on the sofa with a fabulous romance.

Well, although I now have to peel off the layers and turn on the air conditioning, one thing hasn't changed. I still love curling up on the sofa with a fabulous romance :-)


There's only three and a half weeks until the release of Archangel of Mercy, written under my pen name of Christina Ashcroft, and I'm getting pretty excited! This is the first book in a new series of fallen Archangels and the women who capture their hearts, coming on 4th December from Berkley Heat.

Over 18s Only Please!

Destined to fall... destined to love...

When Aurora Robinson attempts to open a rift between dimensions to embrace her true heritage, an arrogant Archangel is the only one who can save her from the jaws of hell. And while she owes Gabriel her life, she’s determined not to fall at his feet-despite the desire she feels whenever they’re together.
After his wings were brutally destroyed millennia ago, Gabriel has no compassion for humans like those who ruined him and betrayed the ones he loved. But when he inexplicably finds himself defying ancient protocols to rescue a woman from a fate worse than death, he is shocked by the searing attraction he feels for a mortal.
As the ancient forces that seek to punish Aurora for her actions close in, Gabriel offers the tempting woman protection at his private sanctuary. But as they both succumb to their desires, they discover an even deeper connection-one that threatens to consume them.

Pre-Order from



Goodreads Book Giveaway

Archangel of Mercy by Christina Ashcroft

Archangel of Mercy

by Christina Ashcroft

Giveaway ends December 02, 2012.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win


I'm giving away an e-copy of my erotic paranormal romance, Foretaste of Forever, plus some gorgeous Archangel swag, for one person who leaves a comment on my blog!




Foretaste of Forever

Powerful witch Elyesha finally finds the only man she's ever loved, the man who deserted her countless years before. But Ben is torn between desire and despair when Elyesha, his only love, discovers his retreat. He abandoned her to save her but how can he resist her seductive embrace when she offers him everything his shattered soul craves?

He knows what she wants. But the price is too high. He'll take what she offers for one last night - but as their erotic encounter unfolds so too does the devastating truth.

Don't forget to check out all the other fabulous authors, reviewers and bloggers participating in this Hop! You can find a list of them at Carrie Ann's Autumn's Harvest Hop.

And while we do that, we are EACH doing a giveaway. Yep. There will be over 200 giveaways on each blog hosted by that Author or Blogger.

But that's not all....

We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!

Remember to leave your email addy so you can be contacted if you're a winner!

Now what are those prizes?

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet

2nd Grand Prize: A $50 Amazon or B&N Gift Card

3rd Grand Prize:
 A Swag Pack that contains 10+ paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!

All prizes are international except for the Swag Pack
  

Have you ever experienced upside down seasons? If so, what did you think, love it, hate it? If not, is it something you'd like to experience?

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Goodreads Giveaway!

Don't forget to enter the Goodreads giveaway
for Archangel of Mercy!


Goodreads Book Giveaway

Archangel of Mercy by Christina Ashcroft

Archangel of Mercy

by Christina Ashcroft

Giveaway ends December 02, 2012.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

More Bloggy Gorgeousness!

So much bloggy goodness around lately! On Friday I'm participating in another fabulous blog hop run by the equally fabulous Carrie Ann Ryan! This time it's all about celebrating Autumn/Fall and I'm sure we'll manage to squeeze a gorgeous hero or two in there as well :-)

So what's it all about? Read on to find out!!!

What do you love about Autumn and Fall? What does it remind you of? What about reading? Do you think it's a good subject to read? Tell us your favorite Autumn stories! Well, we authors are ready to share our favorite Autumn stories and why we love snuggling in the cold.  *wink* Starting on Friday November 9th over 200 Authors and Bloggers will share their favorite Autumny things!

And while we do that, we are EACH doing a giveaway. Yep. There will be over 200 giveaways on each blog hosted by that Author or Blogger.

But that's not all....

We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!

Now what are those prizes?

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet

2nd Grand Prize: A $50 Amazon or B&N Gift Card

3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains 10+ paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!

Monday, November 05, 2012

DSDU Halloween Blog Hop Winner

What a great Halloween Blog hop we had! Big thanks to everyone who joined in the fun. Check out the Dark Side DownUnder blog to see who won the Grand Prizes!

And the winner of an e-copy of my erotic paranormal romance, Foretaste of Forever, plus some gorgeous Archangel swag is ~

wanda f

Congratulations!


I'm participating in another fabulous blog hop this coming weekend, so don't forget to stop by to be in with a chance of winning some more fantastic giveaways!
 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween DSDU Blog Hop!




Welcome to the Dark Side DownUnder 2nd Anniversary Halloween Blog Hop!

Yes, it's been two years since the DSDU blog first went live and to celebrate we're holding a fabulous Halloween Blog Hop with heaps of giveaways on offer. Each author in the linky-link below is offering a prize on their own blog PLUS if you leave a comment on each blog in the hop, you're entered for the
Grand Prize of a $30 Amazon Voucher! 

The hop is open from now until 11.59pm 4th November Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time so you have plenty of time to have fun and enter!

Don't forget to leave your email addy with your comment so you can be contacted if you're a winner.



Growing up in the UK, we never really celebrated Halloween. We might have seen the occasional pumpkin head but that was a real novelty and as for trick or treating? I don't think that really registered with me at all until I watched ET and the kids went out on Halloween with the alien covered in a sheet! It wasn't until we moved to Australia fourteen years ago that we got the door knocks and realised that we needed to stock up on chocolates and goodies (um, trouble is those chocolates and goodies never seem to last the night. Anyone else hide behind the sofa and scoff the treats themselves?)


To help celebrate Halloween I'm offering an e-copy of my sexy witch novella, Foretaste of Forever. This was previously published by the Wild Rose Press in 2008 and I've just self-published the book in time for this blog hop :-) No chocolate is consumed by the hero or heroine during the course of this book but there is a lot of smoking hot smexiness!

In addition I'll also send the winner of my giveaway some gorgeous Archangel of Mercy swag! Just leave a comment or share a fave Halloween memory, whether that involves excess indulgence in the candy area or a close encounter with a creature from the Otherworld ~ inquiring minds would love to know!

Erotic Romance - Over 18s Only


Foretaste of Forever

Powerful witch Elyesha finally finds the only man she's ever loved, the man who deserted her countless years before. But Ben is torn between desire and despair when Elyesha, his only love, discovers his retreat. He abandoned her to save her but how can he resist her seductive embrace when she offers him everything his shattered soul craves?

He knows what she wants. But the price is too high. He'll take what she offers for one last night - but as their erotic encounter unfolds so too does the devastating truth.

Happy Halloween!




Halloween Special - 2nd Blogiversary Participants
1. Eleni Konstantine
2. Mel Teshco
3. Nicole Murphy
4. Imogene Nix
5. Christina Phillips aka Christina Ashcroft
6. Amanda Ashby
7. Jenny Schwartz
8. Shona Husk
9. Maree Anderson
10. Kylie Griffin
11. Lilliana Rose
12. Nicole Hurley-Moore
13. Eden Summers
14. Erica Hayes
15. Sandra Harris
16. Keziah Hill
17. S E Gilchrist
18. DSDU