{Release Day} Rise of the Magi #giveaway

Rise of the Magi

It’s finally here!  Rise of the Magi, the final installment of Lila’s story, is now on virtual shelves everywhere.  I hope you love it as much as I do.

Today kicks off my month-long blog tour.  To see all of the amazing folks who are participating, please click my tour button above.

First, Lila faced the Glass Man, the egocentric king of the fae who had been hunting her since she was thirteen.

Second, Lila dealt with the Shadowborn and the near-loss of Liam.

Now she’s about to discover her entire purpose, why she lived the horrors she did, like losing her entire family and what the prophecy about her is really about.

Here’s the deets on the book, and at the bottom, check out the giveaway.

RiseOfTheMagi-Book-CoverBack of the Book

In a battle of wills, who is strongest? The one who hates or the one who loves?

In a test of faith, who will fight the hardest? The one who has everything to lose or the one who believes only in herself?

For Lila Gray, the answer is both. For the Magi, the questions are pointless since they can’t lose, and they’ve been waiting since before Lila’s birth for this one moment. Lila only needs to find them to understand her entire purpose in life. This time, though, instead of protecting her people, Lila may be leading them all, including her unborn child and the man she loves, to their deaths — and not by accident.

In the ultimate trial of heart and soul, and the conclusion to the Lila Gray series, Lila will learn that the greatest weapon of war is herself, with one ultimate unknown. For which side will she fight?

Series:  Lila Gray, book #3

Genre:  Urban Fantasy

Publisher:  J. Taylor Publishing

Keywords:  fae, faeries, elves, selkies, fantasy, urban fantasy, romance, romantic, dryads, paranormal.

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GIVEAWAY – INTERNATIONAL

What can you win?  Only the entire set of Lila Gray paperbacks.  Signed.  Neat, right?

What do you have to do?  Simply click on the rafflecopter link below and follow the instructions on the page.

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Thanks for stopping by to help me celebrate this epic day where Lila and Liam’s story is finally all told.  Here are some links if you would like to pick up a copy.

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What is Terri Rochenski’s biggest pet peeve? #MeetTheAuthor

Up today on Meet the Author, where we lift up their skirts and check out their clockworks, we have Terri Rochenski, author of Sacrificial Oath, a short story in the upcoming anthology, Make Believe.

Nice to have you here, Terri!  *rubs hands together and gives an evil snicker*  Let’s get to the good stuff, shall we?  What is your biggest pet peeve, as in shred someone’s face if this happens to you?

Always hated when people mocked me. When people mocked me.
It’s really annoying. It’s really annoying.
Childish. Childish.
Makes me want to stab them with a pitchfork.  *mocker slinks away*

Gah!  That is annoying, isn’t it?  Nobody has ever done that to me an adult, and probably a good thing, too.  Yep, the pitch fork thing sounds just about right for me, too.  😉  After you’re done stabbing your mocker to death, what if you ran into a yummy man who had a time machine … where would you ask him to take you?

Assuming that yummy man was Henri Cavill & in a high ranking duke in Henry VIII’s court, I’d ask him to take me to his castle. To be locked in his bedchamber, of course.  And here he is just for your viewing pleasure, Joce. (And mine, of course.)

Oh, my, yes.  I seem to remember drooling … I mean *ahem* seeing him in that HBO series a while ago.  You have great taste, my dear.  Whoeee!  While I’m over here fanning myself and trying to will the rest of his shirt open, why don’t you tell us what scared you most as a child?  Has it changed as an adult?

Snakes, and no it hasn’t. To this day I still pull my feet up off the floor if I see one slithering on the TV – even tiny garters. Give me ants. Give me spiders galore. Give me rats & cockroaches. Just. Not. Snakes.

I have a couple of family members like you.  I’d snicker and point, but I’m that way with spiders, so … yeah, I’ll just keep my kisser shut tight.  When you aren’t skittering away from little slithering reptiles, you must be writing.  Are there any other fantastic novels waiting to burst free from your imagination in the future?

I like to think my brewing WIP, The Crystal Portal, is that fantastic novel that will shoot me to stardom along with Patrick Rothfuss and Terry Goodkind. Set in a Tuscan-like fantasy world, it’s the story of a sheltered vinter’s daughter thrown into a court led by a lecherous young king and his power-hungry mage. Forced to take part in a contest for the king’s hand, she steps through the portal into another world, and finds the means to dethrone the man ruining her homeland.

Ooo, that sounds positively intriguing.  When will it be done?  Seriously, when?  Now?  In two sleeps?  Three?  😉  You wouldn’t know I had a six year old, or anything, would you?  Ha!

Speaking of kids, we all began somewhere as an awkward or possibly way cool teenager way back when.  What kind of high school personality were you?  Band dork?  Jock?  Loner?  Brainiac?

Good Lord. My 20th reunion is this summer, so I’ve been thinking about this lately. I was a total choir dork, had a small group of friends, ran track, and was considered a snob. Don’t know why, though. I guess because I was a confident, self-righteous farm girl. All but the farm girl part changed when I went away to college. But that’s another story.

Points to Terri.  WE HAVE ANOTHER FARM GIRL HERE!!!!  Yesssssss!  You’re the only other farmer’s daughter-turned author I know.  We rock!  *snort*  Growing up in the country, I wonder what kind superhero you’d choose to be if you could.  The overalled avenger, perhaps?  😉

Ever see that movie ‘Jumper’? Yup. I’d totally be that. I have one in my current WIP which is in the editing stages. Obrin’s a big oaf, but he’s got a kick@$$ Talent.
WHY? Well … I could literally jump through time & space to anywhere. Anytime. First place I’d go after robbing King Henry VIII blind? Off to Duke Henry Cavill’s bedchamber, of course.

I do remember that movie, starring the guy who played Anakin Skywalker, right?  Oh yeah, that would be fun.  I’d go to 15th century Scotland to ogle all of the big kilt-wearing lads. 😉 

If you could have an hour alone with any literary character, who would it be?  What would you say to him or her?  Or do with, if you’re more adventurous 😉

Oh boy. I can think of LOTS of characters I’d like to do … erm … listen to. *clears throat* Seriously, though, I’d have to say Laura Ingles Wilder.
I know, I know. Your brow just rose a good four inches & you’re wondering WTH??? Her Little House on the Prairie series were the first ‘big girl’ books I read – gifts from my Mom Mom. Read & re-read them till the pages wore & tore. Sadly I no longer have that gift set, but my life changed upon receiving it.
I always thought I was born in the wrong era—I should have been a woman of the American Frontier, traveling by wagon train to Montana or Oregon.

Spoken like a true country girl.  Love it.  What would you serve her for dinner?  Favorite food, as in need-to-get-a-room-to-be-alone-with-it, favorite.

Well I’ve got lots of those. My newest, though, would be Red Cat (sweet red wine from Hazlitt Winery in NY), asiago cheese, and green olives.  Major yums right there. Major.
Thanks. Now my mouth is watering on a TOO-early Saturday morning. Blah.

I’m not a big wine drinker, but I LOVES me some asiago cheese.  Yummers!  And speaking of yummies, isn’t this cover B-E-A-utiful?

Back of the book:

Sacrificial Oath by Terri Rochenski

An impetuous act unwittingly makes Alesuela the fulfillment of the Sovereign’s Blood Oath to their Goddess. In five days, she’ll be forced to make the greatest choice of her life: become the virginal sacrifice already promised, or force the man she loves most to die in her place.

With an impossible choice in front of her, she searches for ways to undo the oath, and in her quest, finds not everything in her life is as she expects.

To check out the rest of the contents, click here

Connect with Terri here:

www.terrirochenski.weebly.com

www.terrirochenski.blogspot.com

 Pick up a copy of this great collection:

Amazon Barnes & Noble / Amazon UK

{Cover Reveal} Rise of the Magi – Lila Gray 3

This cover reveal is kind of sad for me.  Showing off the pretty is always my favorite moment, and this is the last time I’ll get to do that for Lila Gray.  😦

 

The good news, is that this last of my babies will be available in June of 2013, and you’ll all finally know how her story ends.

 

Check out the amazing cover that is so representative of the tone and flavor of the novel it’s scary.

Rise of the Magi by Jocelyn Adams

 Rise of the Magi

by Jocelyn AdamsRelease Date: June 4, 2013
Target Reader: Adult
Keywords: FantasyFairy

Back of the Book

In a battle of wills, who is strongest? The one who hates or the one who loves? 

In a test of faith, who will fight the hardest? The one who has everything to lose or the one who believes only in herself? 

For Lila Gray, the answer is both.For the Magi, the questions are pointless since they can’t lose, and they’ve been waiting since before Lila’s birth for this one moment. Lila only needs to find them to understand her entire purpose in life. This time, though, instead of protecting her people, Lila may be leading them all, including her unborn child and the man she loves, to their deaths — and not by accident.

In the ultimate trial of heart and soul, and the conclusion to the Lila Gray series, Lila will learn that the greatest weapon of war is herself, with one ultimate unknown. For which side will she fight?

So, what do you think?  I hope you check it out and love it as much as I do.

LINKS: 

URL: http://www.jtaylorpublishing.com/books/28

Other Books in this series include:

The Glass Mann (#1)

Into the Unknown Anthology – Tempted (#1.5)

Shadowborn (#2)

Fangs, Fur and Fae Giveaway Hop

Welcome to another stop along the Fangs, Fur & Fey Giveaway Hop!  This hop is so perfect for what I write.  Thanks so much to Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & Reading Lark for hosting.  Please click the Hop logo below to visit the other sites and enter to win other terrific prizes.

FAE GIVEAWAY – International

(These books are intended for adult audiences)

Here’s what I’m offering one lucky commenter:

A signed paperback copy of

Shadowborn – Lila Gray #2

Back of the Book

Why me?

That’s the question Lila Gray asks every time yet another bad guy tries to destroy the earth, and she learns she’s the only one who can stop it. Once again, something’s on the prowl, leaving hundreds of comatose, soulless victims in its wake.

Couldn’t the deadliest assassins of the Otherworld go after someone else instead of the brand new Queen of the Seelie? One who still hasn’t adapted to her new role.

Lila would ask Liam Kane, King of the Unseelie, for advice, but something’s off with him, too. He’s holding back. In some way. About some thing. In fact, he refuses to tell her what’s going on.

The truth holds Lila back from the greatness of her role—the people she was born to lead—the man who she desperately loves—and the solution to the latest war raging around her.

To find the answers, she’ll need to fight through her own darkness and embark on a journey through her psyche.

If she doesn’t succeed, the Shadowborn will claim not only her world, but her soul.

Shadowborn (Lila Gray, #2)

  AND a signed bookmark for Shadowborn (front & back shown)

What do you have to do to win?

Simply leave me a comment below telling me which you would choose:  Fur, fangs or fey.  Please include a way to reach you, email, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, etc. (it will only be used for the purpose of sending your prize if you should win)

I’d also be grateful for a like on Facebook and a follow on Twitter, but it’s not mandatory.

On October 9th I’ll choose a commenter using random.org, announce it on my blog and contact the winner, who will have 48 hours to respond.  If I don’t hear from them, another winner will be chosen.

Cheers, and good luck!

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Release Day – Shadowborn #lilagray

I always have such a hard time writing release day posts.  I mean, how can I possibly express all of the jitters and shivers and doubts that are going on inside me right now?  Okay, so I’m an author and I should be able to do that, so I’ll rephrase. 

How can I possibly express how I feel without filling the page with gleeful shouts and descriptions of my happy dance?  Without sounding like a sappy moron?  Without telling you just how badly I’m biting my nails over this one?

Hell if I know, so I’ll stop rambling and get right to the point.

Shadowborn is finally here!

It’s been a whole year since The Glass Man went head to head with Lila Gray.

Now she’s back and in a whole heap of trouble.  I’m betting she’s right pissed at me right now.  In fact, I have a summons to her city.  During my whirlwind blog tour that starts today, you’ll find out what happens when I go to visit her.  If I live to tell the tale, that is.

Stop by J. Taylor Publishing’s blog today to check out my first stop.

Here are the deets of the next installment of my heart and soul:

Back of the book:

Why me?

That’s the question Lila Gray asks every time yet another bad guy tries to destroy the earth, and she learns she’s the only one who can stop it. Once again, something’s on the prowl, leaving hundreds of comatose, soulless victims in its wake.

Couldn’t the deadliest assassins of the Otherworld go after someone else instead of the brand new Queen of the Seelie? One who still hasn’t adapted to her new role.

Lila would ask Liam Kane, King of the Unseelie, for advice, but something’s off with him, too. He’s holding back. In some way. About some thing. In fact, he refuses to tell her what’s going on.

The truth holds Lila back from the greatness of her role—the people she was born to lead—the man who she desperately loves—and the solution to the latest war raging around her.

To find the answers, she’ll need to fight through her own darkness and embark on a journey through her psyche.

If she doesn’t succeed, the Shadowborn will claim not only her world, but her soul.

Release date:  October 1st, 2012 (that’s now.  Squeeee!)

Genre:  Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

PublisherJ. Taylor Publishing

So, what do you think?  Sound intriguing?  If you’d like to pick up a copy, here are some handy dandy links for you.  Readers are made of awesome, the reason I write, so I hope with all my heart that I entertain you.  Enjoy!

ShadowbornAmazon, Barnes & Noble

The Glass ManAmazon, Barnes & Noble

Cover Reveal – Resonance by J. A. Belfield

The Holloway Pack is returning for another enticing tale starring Jem Stonehouse.  I’m excited to be part of the worldwide network that will be sharing this lovely with you today.  Check out the pretty!

Resonance

A Holloway Pack Story #2.5

by J.A. Belfield

Release Date: April 2, 2013

Target Reader: Adult

Keywords: Urban FantasyWerewolf

Back of the Book

Guilt is a heavy burden for the one carrying it. 

Jem Stonehouse is no exception to this rule.

What if she’d acted sooner? What if she’d fully recognised the threat? What if she hadn’t allowed the male pack members to head into the witches’ ambush?

For one, youngest pack member Josh Larsen wouldn’t be trapped in the sleep of the dead.

Now, Jem is convinced it’s her job to bring him back to life no matter what it takes— learning more about her heritage, risking pack exposure, or travelling to places she couldn’t have imagined possible.

Even if the journey endangers her soul.

Other Books in this series include:
Instinct (#0)
Eternal (#.5)
Darkness & Light (#1)
Blue Moon (#2) (Coming December 3, 2012)

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