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Today starts what we are calling Featured Author Friday. Are you asking yourself what Featured Author Friday is? Featured Author Friday, or #FAF as I will be tagging it on twitter, is a feature we will be posting weekly between now and next summer’s convention in Savannah, GA. Every Friday we are going to be highlighting two to three of the Featured Authors that will be in attendance in Savannah. We are going to highlight each of the author’s works, giving the run down on what these talented authors have done already, as well as new & upcoming releases, in addition to where you can find them! (Unfortunately for you all you will be exposed to my not-always-politically-correct humor that comes free of charge!)
Hopefully thru these posts you will discover some new-to-you authors that you will fall in love with (not the creepy-stalker kind; the good “die-hard-fan” kind) at least that is what I’m shooting for… I really hope that you all will weigh in with comments, when we post about an author that you are a fan of, and recommend your favorite book by that author to others (and share these posts with your friends~seriously, we are easy~pimp us out!). For interviews with the authors, follow our twitter, as we will be tweeting the bloggers when they have the authors on their sites as guests; in fact you should follow the bloggers as well~cause they are awesome (and they host lots of giveaways|read: they give free stuff away & everyone loves free!|).
Without further ado our first Featured Author Friday post we present to you MaryJanice Davidson and S&A Price!
Mistress of Ceremonies MaryJanice Davidson
About: MaryJanice aka MJ an amazing author who at several times in her career has ended up on the USA Today and the New York Times lists, and most importantly she happens to be the Mistress of Ceremonies for AAD Savannah next summer. Prior to writing she was a model and medical test subject… She lives in MN with her family and dogs (as if she wasn’t cool enough; she is a dog person to boot. You can go to any of her sites and see a picture of her with her four-legged kids).
Genre: Paranormal, Young-Adult, Fantasy, Non-Fiction.
Undead series: Elizabeth "Betsy" Taylor turns thirty in the most unfortunate manner possible: she is laid off from work and then run down by an SUV. Waking up in the morgue fails to improve her mood, and when she discovers she can't kill herself, she gets downright stroppy. Being proclaimed "Queen of the Vampires" by the obnoxious Eric Sinclair, who places himself first in line to be her consort, proves to be the last straw.
The series starts with Undead and Unwed.
"First Betsy Taylor loses her job, then she's killed in a car accident. But what really bites is that she can't seem to stay dead. And now her new friends have the ridiculous idea that Betsy is the prophesied vampire queen, and they want her help in overthrowing the most obnoxious power-hungry vampire in five centuries."
The series begins with Derik's Bane.
“Derik's a werewolf with alpha issues—and a body to die for. Sara is the personification of evil. Now, if they could just stop drooling over each other long enough to save the world...”
BOFFO Series: The series follows the anything but typical FBI Agent Cadence Jones. Cadence’s multiple personalities—including her two “sisters”, Shiro and Adrienne, serve as an invaluable “talent” to the FBI as the heroine sets off on an adventure to bring down the Threefer Killer.
The first book in the series is Me, Myself, and Why?
“Me, Myself, and Why? finds Cadence chasing after a serial killer who inexplicably likes to kill in threes, leaves behind mysterious newspaper clippings, and not a shred of decent forensic evidence. The killer soon starts leaving messages just for Cadence and her sisters; raising suspicion that the villain just may have discovered Cadence’s “talent”! Meanwhile, love blooms in the most unexpected place when Cadence meets her best friend’s gorgeous brother—a romantic development that leaves her best friend unenthused and our heroine second guessing!”
Fred the Mermaid Trilogy:
Sleeping with the Fishes is the first book in the series.
“Fred is a mermaid. But stop right there. Whatever image you're thinking of right now, forget it. Fred is not blonde. She's not buxom. And she's definitely not perky. In fact, Fred can be downright cranky. And it doesn't help matters that her hair is blue.
Being a mermaid does help Fred when she volunteers at the New England Aquarium. Needless to say, it's there that she gets involved in something fishy. Weird levels of toxins have been found in the local seawater. A gorgeous marine biologist wants her help investigating. So does her merperson ruler, the High Prince of the Black Sea. You'd think it would be easy for a mermaid to get to the bottom of things. Think again...”
The Gorgeous Series:
The series begins with Hello Gorgeous.
“Caitlyn James had one hell of a 21st birthday party—and that's exactly where she woke up—hell. She has been retooled—a la the bionic woman—and now is supposed to work for the government. She has other plans. But when the scientists on the team begin to turn up dead, Caitlyn must give in to her despicable boss and track down the Wolf, a renegade agent suspected of the murders. When she finds him, things don't go quite as anyone (including Caitlyn) planned.”
Other Series/Stand Alones:
Alaskan Royals (Series that included three books), Cadence Jones, “By Any Other Name”, “Adventures of the Teen Furies”, “Dyinging for Ice Cream”, “Escape The Slush Pile”, “Thief of Hearts”, “Naught or Nice”, “Canis Royal: Bridefight”, “Love Lies”, “Under Cover”, “Beggarman, Thief”, “Really Unusual Bad Boys”, “Dead and Loving It”, “Doing It Right”, “Dead Over Heels”.
Recent Works/Upcoming Releases: Undead and Unstable (Currently Available), Undead and Under Water (Spring 2013). Undead and Unsure (Scheduled for Release July 2013)
Yahoo Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/maryjanice/
Fan Snail Mail: MaryJanice Davidson // P.O. Box 193 // Hastings, MN 55033
Purchase her work at any of these links:
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/maryjanice-davidson/1562429
Stella & Audra Price
About: Stella is the founder and genius creator of the Author’s After Dark Convention; she also happens to be a fabulous writer, amongst a graphic/cover artist for Tease Publishing! She co-writes with her sister Audra; who happens to live across the pond in Scotland with her family. Aside from being a jack of all trades (when she finds time to sleep I’ll never know); she is getting hitched later this month (so be sure to stop by her blog and wish her + the mister congratulations and best wishes!).
Genre: Paranormal, Steampunk
Eververse: A paranormal series that includes: demons, fey, witches, incubus, hit men, and other-worldly creatures that can only be found in these tantalizing stories.
The first book in the series is Sugar and Sin.
“What would you give for a second chance? Astrid, a witch, has often wondered what would happen if her lover, Fallon, a teleport demon, came back to her. After a year apart it seems fate will bring them together once more, and their relationship is going to be tested with a new threat to their lives and the lives of their friends. A reckoning is coming, and its time to choose sides. When the exiled demon prince Cassiel gives Astrid an offer she can't refuse, will her relationship with Fallon pay the price?”
The Dragon Elementals: Years ago, Dragons, native to the Afterverse, were hunted to extinction, the unfortunate recipients of unwarranted genocide. Those who escaped the holocaust fled, hiding themselves away. Whispers of the hidden, all that remained died and they were left in peace, sulking on the fringes of existence, forced to appear human to hide from those that would hunt them.
The first book in the series is Fire in His Eyes.
“Alcyone Sterling, succubus and owner of Pinkys XXX has a secret admirer, who is leaving her exotic and rare flowers and jewelry beyond beautiful. She doesn't know who it is, and gets even more curious after a clandestine liaison in her bedroom involving a few silk ties and a blindfold.
Char, Fire elemental and strongest of the last dragons left in the Eververse, is obsessed and in love with the young succubus, and recognizes her as his mate, regardless of her demon status.
He has to have her, and will do anything to attain her. When the rest of what’s left of his dying race decided to interfere, Char is forced to made some very rash decisions, all in the name of love.”
Knossos West Weresnakes: A paranormal novella series that starts with Beyond the Vision of Dreams.
“Remy Crane, a unmated were python, has been having some extemely erotic dreams for the past week about a woman hes sure dosent exist. Imagine his surprise when he wakes up one morning and finds the woman of his dreams standing just inside the front door of the Weresnake compound. He recognizes Chrissy Stanford as his mate, albeit instinctually only, and decides he needs to have her in his bed. Little does he know shes going to become part of his heart as well.”
Duvall, Inc.: Paranormal series about Djinn (genies) starts with The Assassin, The Djinn and the Hundred Year Wish.
“As a Djinn, the most powerful race of genies, Nicodemus Marsh is sent in to deal with a fiery Janey Duvall after she refuses to help the exiled demon prince get rid of the problems in a business endevor in the east. Oozing with sex appeal, Janey can barely resist him and after a very erotic encounter, she finds out shes bound to him, and has three wishes to make. The bargain? Three wishes and shes his sexual slave for 100 years.”
The American Satyrs: A paranormal erotica series. The world has many hidden races, ones that blend so seamlessly with humanity that we often forget we are not alone. Decadence in a time of simplicity, Passion and a new Caligula on earth. A satyrs passion knows no bounds. With a society on par with humanity, The powerful rule with an iron fist. Taking what they will, Women, the source of life and power, are a thing to be cherished. The New confederation lives and breathes the pleasures of the flesh, their ruling body, the four most powerful clans, Arcane, Tempest, Toloose and Rummer Set the precedence and laws. Each excelling in their own area of expertise, the clans are unrivaled. A new age has begun. With the arrival of a convergence year, the most powerful of the clans princes is called home, and the balance of power is about to shift..
This series starts with Of Crimson and Collars.
“As a princess of the Satyr confederation, Minerva has been coddled, spoiled and revered, as well as taught and trained just how to serve her Satyr. beautiful, sexy and a prize in herself, she's anxious to meet the man that will become her lover, master, and reason for living.
Esben Chambers, a half demon, half something else orphan lives on earth with few cares or ties. His family partially unknown, he's embraced his Strigo, or time demon, heritage, though some of his powers are well out of the scope of the lords of time.
When a Imp shows up as his estate, claims he’s the only living Satyr prince to clan Tempest, Ben realizes there might be something to figuring out just who his fathers people were, and agrees to go to New York for a Convergence Summit. He's counting on figuring out why he was left alone in the world.
What he doesn't count on is the enchanting woman he sees in a floor show, the woman that makes his blood burn to possess her.”
Other Works/Stand Alones:
Astoroth: Her Last Sin, A Bitter Kiss of Chaos.
Recent Work & Upcoming Releases: “The Assassin, The Djinn and the Hundred Year Wish” (Now Out). “Deep Water” (Scheduled for November 2012).
Find Them At:
Purchase their work at any of these links:
All Romance: http://www.allromanceebooks.com/storeSearch.html?searchBy=author&qString=Stella+and+Audra+Price
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/stella-and-audra-price?store=ALLPRODUCTS&keyword=stella+and+audra+price