Virna DePaul

WINNERS ANNOUNCED at the TURNED Blog Hop

Thanks everyone for joining the hop – winners are announced below and have been contacted – & if you’ve not won I hope you’ve been intrigued and pick up a copy of TURNED – Happy Reading!!

To celebrate Virna DePaul’s upcoming release of TURNED, (4/1/2014) we’re hopping and giving away free books — see the great prizes below! Make sure to visit each site to increase your chances to win! 20 great giveaways in all, and a BONUS! Prizes (must be 18 or older with a US mailing address to participate):
  • 10 Preview copy winners of TURNED by Virna DePaul
  • 5 Preview Copy winners of WANTED by J Kenner
  • 2 Preview eBook copy winners of A Vampire’s Salvation by Virna DePaul
  • 2 Preview eBook copy winners of Arrested by Love by Virna DePaul
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    Cover Reveal – A Highlander’s Obsession

    What can I say? I’m obsessed over this series – delightfully fun with characters you’d like to meet – sexy and cleverly written and who knew I’d have a crush on a bear-shifter? So, whatcha’ think? Love the cover? Happy Romance! Continue
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    Ty-On-Tuesday ~ Snippet of TURNED by Virna DePaul – This Is Hot!

    Welcome to #TyOnTuesday – every Tuesday stop by for a snippet of Virna DePaul’s new release, TURNED on sale 4/1/2014 – A new steamy excerpt of our H/H, no blushing – Enjoy!

    A little back story about the book:
    FBI Agent, Ty Duncan, works for the Belladonna Agency – an organization trying to track and kill rogue vampires – Yes, they are real and no, most of us don’t even know they exist. But in order to make sure this stays true the Agency needs to find their headquarters and do what needs to be done. Ava Martin is recruited to assist the agency by gaining access into a compound they believe harbors a vampire trafficking scheme — what’s in it for her? Well – Ty, of course and finding her sister, who they believe… Continue
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    #TyOnTuesday – The Belladonna Agency Begins with Turned by Virna DePaul

    Welcome to #TyOnTuesday – every Tuesday stop by for a snippet of Virna DePaul’s new release, TURNED on sale 4/1/2014 – This is week 2, Chapter One where Ty and Ana meet – enjoy!

    About the book:
    Welcome to a mesmerizing world where vampires hide among humans. This centuries-old species has its own rules, code of conduct, and taboos. Only the FBI knows that vampires exist—and although the Bureau agrees to keep their secret, it also plots to give humans the upper hand. Turning mortals into vampires is forbidden. But there are creatures who refuse to play by the rules. Ever since he was turned, FBI special agent Ty Duncan has had one mission: bring rogue vampires to justice. As a recruiter for Belladonna, a shadow agency formed to keep vampires in check, Ty must… Continue
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    Winner Announced! #FollowFriday with Virna’s Vixens + Giveaway!

    Romance at Random is this weeks tour stop with a new sneak peek and fabulous print signed copy giveaway to one lucky winner! Good luck – Just comment below answering this question, “What is the number one reason you read paranormal romance?”

    About the book:
    Perfect for fans of J. R. Ward, Nalini Singh, and Lara Adrian, bestselling author Virna DePaul’s new series of paranormal romances introduces readers to a thrilling world where vampires secretly co-exist with humans, seduction rules the night, and the stakes are nothing less than life and undeath. Welcome to a mesmerizing world where vampires hide among humans. This centuries-old species has its own rules, code of conduct, and taboos. Only the FBI knows that vampires exist—and although the Bureau agrees to keep their secret, it also plots to give humans… Continue
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    #FollowFriday with Virna’s Vixens + Giveaway and Sneak Peek!

    Tigris Eden hosts this weeks tour stop with a new sneak peek and fabulous print signed copy giveaway to one lucky winner! Good luck – click here to enter http://tigriseden.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/virna-de-pauls-followfriday-turned-out-april-2014/

    About the book:
    Perfect for fans of J. R. Ward, Nalini Singh, and Lara Adrian, bestselling author Virna DePaul’s new series of paranormal romances introduces readers to a thrilling world where vampires secretly co-exist with humans, seduction rules the night, and the stakes are nothing less than life and undeath. Welcome to a mesmerizing world where vampires hide among humans. This centuries-old species has its own rules, code of conduct, and taboos. Only the FBI knows that vampires exist—and although the Bureau agrees to keep their secret, it also plots to give humans the upper hand. Turning mortals into vampires is forbidden. But there are… Continue
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    Alma Katsu: “I used to joke that The Taker trilogy was a Rorshach test for love.”

    The Taker was one of my favorite reads of 2013, reminiscent of the best Anne Rice novels. Now, the trilogy that began with The Taker concludes with The Descent. And Alma is with us to answer a few questions about the love story that had all of us talking: LB: Out of the three love interests in Lanore’s life – Jonathan, Adair, and Luke, did you find yourself choosing favorites along the way? AK: It was hard to choose because I’m the kind of girl who falls for the bad boys. And because in the beginning I was writing this book for myself, it was about the kind of men I like to read about: a real heartbreaker (Jonathan), the absolutely terrible one (Adair) and the good one (Luke, though he has his flaws, too).… Continue

    Super Sampler Saturday! Karen Marie Moning reveals

    When MacKayla Lane’s sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death–a cryptic message on Mac’s cell phone– Mac journeys to Ireland in search of answers.
    The quest to find her sister’s killer draws her into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems, where good and evil wear the same treacherously seductive mask. She is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn how to handle a power she had no idea she possessed–a gift that allows her to see beyond the world of man, into the dangerous realm of the Fae…… Continue

    #CoverReveal – Turned by Virna DePaul


    “Virna DePaul creates yummy alpha heroes.”—New York Times bestselling author Tina Folsom Perfect for fans of J. R. Ward, Nalini Singh, and Lara Adrian, bestselling author Virna DePaul’s new series of paranormal romances introduces readers to a thrilling world where vampires secretly co-exist with humans, seduction rules the night, and the stakes are nothing less than life and undeath. Welcome to a mesmerizing world where vampires hide among humans. This centuries-old species has its own rules, code of conduct, and taboos. Only the FBI knows that vampires exist—and although the Bureau agrees to keep their secret, it also plots to give humans the upper hand.… Continue

    The New Adult Journey by Lori Adams

    There is a narrow space in time in which we all set sail and cross treacherous waters. We leave the grassy bank of our teen years and head toward the rocky mountains of adulthood. But between here and there is a vast unknown river we must navigate—the New Adult years. It is an unavoidable journey plagued with doubt, insecurity, fear, spontaneous joy, unexplainable bliss, failure, a solidifying of goals, and accomplishment, etc. Sometimes the best we can do is keep both oars in the water, follow the current toward our dreams (even if it means paddling up-stream), watch for low branches that will knock us for a loop, and hang on for dear life.… Continue

    Book Review – Forever by Jacquelyn Frank

    Review by: Stephanie at Paranormal Haven Two powerful souls now share the body of Jackson Waverly. On the brink of death, Jackson allowed the soul of Egyptian pharaoh Menes to be reborn into his body so that he may lead his Bodywalkers in their fight against evil. Menes wants his queen at his side and believes the fiery Marissa Anderson will be the perfect host and partner to Hatshepsut. The attraction between Jackson and Marissa is undeniably electric but for Menes’ mate to join him, Marissa will have to give up everything, including her life.… Continue

    An interview of J Kenner by Virna DePaul + Giveaway!

    VLD: I am so excited to be talking with the fabulous Julie Kenner today. She’s the New York Times Bestselling Author of the Stark Trilogy but she writes in a variety of genres. You write different genres. What does writing paranormal bring to the table for you that the others don’t? Julie: Oh, good question! I’m a fan of both dark and light paranormal, and have been since I was weaned on shows like Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie. For me, paranormal lets me really go crazy with my imagination, while at the same time dealing with the kind of issues that you might see in non-paranormal fiction. In my Demon Hunting Soccer Mom series, for example, the heroine, Kate, is a working mom (albeit a Demon Hunter) trying to juggle the obligations of… Continue

    J Kenner interviews Virna DePaul + giveaway!

    I’m so psyched to be chatting with Virna De Paul about all of her books, but especially her super-cool Para-Ops series! JK: Can you tell us about the Para-ops series? Do you remember the impetus for the idea?Continue

    New Release: A Vampire’s Salvation by Virna DePaul + Sneak Peek!

    Authors love Virna’s steam! “If you’re looking for a hot, sexy, emotional read, Virna DePaul delivers!” ~ J. Kenner, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Release Me “Incredibly well-written, different, and hot.” ~ NYT Bestselling Author Larissa Ione

    “Virna DePaul is amazing!”
    ~ NYT Bestselling Author Lori Foster
    In this sizzling eBook novella from Virna DePaul, the bestselling author hailed as “amazing” by Lori Foster, a fiercely erotic modern-day vampire discovers the woman he must have for his own. Francesca Marie Stewart has never wanted any man as much as she wants Jake Rios. His chiseled body and dark, intensely masculine energy draw her like a moth to a flame. But Frankie has been burned before, and now a mysterious figure from her troubled past has resurfaced with a terrifying new threat.… Continue

    WEEKLY GIVEAWAY: Enter to win a copy of FOREVER by Jacquelyn Frank!

    This week we’re giving away 10 copies of FOREVER by Jacquelyn Frank, the sizzling second book in her sensual new series set in the World of the Nightwalkers—where alluring entities known as Bodywalkers face the ultimate threat. Winners will be emailed this Friday, so enter to win below! As always, you can head over to Romance at Random’s Giveaway Tab, for any giveaway details you might need, and we’ll remind you every day during this week to enter via Facebook and on Twitter. Follow us now so you won’t miss out!… Continue

    Guest Post – Making the Switch, by a male author

    Erotica to Erotic Romance by a Male Author If you’ve been following this blog at all and have seen my few posts pertaining to writing and erotic material. I’ve been more than happy to talk at length about it honestly .… Continue

    Guest Post: Beating the Writer’s Blahs with Yasmine Galenorn + $25 Giveaway!!

    I love my work. I love writing. I wouldn’t want to do anything else for a career. But no matter how much I love my work, I get the blahs now and then. And at times, I get very close to burn out. Until this year, I’ve dealt with it in various ways, most of which have worked to one degree or another. But I had so much stress over the past year that this time, my usual coping techniques didn’t work. So I ran away to San Francisco and played for a few days. I really didn’t have the time to take a vacation, but I also didn’t have the leeway not to go, because I was ready to implode. And I realized that I need to take more time to myself, even if… Continue

    Guest Post – Lara Adrian, HEA is real + Giveaway

    People are fond of dismissing romance novels as utter fantasy, or of building up impossible expectations about love and relationships. When I hear those arguments, all I can do is smile because I know true happy ever after can, and does, happen. I know, because nineteen years ago (October 16) in a quaint little lakeside hotel in Petoskey, Michigan, I married my own personal hero–when everyone around us said it wouldn’t last.… Continue

    Guest Post: How far is too far? by Elisabeth Naughton + Giveaway!

    Writers are always told to “Write the same but different. Give the reader what they expect, but make it slightly different so it stands out. Just be sure you don’t jump the shark.” Those of you who are my age know what “jump the shark” refers to. It’s that idiom that refers to doing something so outrageous your TV show (or book in my case) begins to drop in quality and can’t be resurrected. Fonzie, in an episode of Happy Days, literally “jumped a shark” on water skis, and it was at that moment that the TV series was doomed to end. This advice sounds easy, but really it’s just plain hard. Same but different…same but different…these words have become as engrained in my mind as goal, motivation and conflict. And as a fantasy writer,… Continue

    New Release: Iced by Karen Marie Moning

    Have you bought your copy yet? On sale now! About the book:
    #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Marie Moning picks up where Shadowfever leaves off with Iced, the first book in her hotly anticipated new urban paranormal trilogy set in the world of the blockbuster Fever series. The year is 1 AWC—After the Wall Crash. The Fae are free and hunting us. It’s a war zone out there, and no two days are alike. I’m Dani O’Malley, the chaos-filled streets of Dublin are my home, and there’s no place I’d rather be.Continue

    On Sale Today!

    Forbidden by Jacquelyn Frank (On Sale 10/30) The unexpected happens in an instant. On her way to work, secretary Docia Waverley hurtles into a crashing crossroads, and she quickly begins to suspect that things will never be the same. Then, when a tall, blond, muscular stranger intervenes on her behalf, telling her it is his duty to protect her at all cost, what is just a feeling turns to proof positive. That is, as long as Docia’s savior doesn’t turn out to be a crazed kidnapper. The Recruit by Monica McCarty (On Sale 10/30)… Continue

    Guest Post: Shawntelle’s Got You Covered

    Hi, all! I’m Shawntelle Madison and I write quirky, urban fantasy romance novels! Next month, Kept, the next book in my Coveted series will be released from Ballantine. I’m quite excited since I had so much fun writing the book. And the cover! Who doesn’t love to see Paul Marron in action? If you haven’t read the first book, be sure to check out Coveted. It came out this spring and is another cover with Paul. When I’m not writing, I work as the web developer for the Killion Group, a company that designs book covers for several traditional and e-Book publishers. I’ve been working as a web developer/designer for over ten years now. Since I sit on both sides of the fence as an author and designer, I’ve come to appreciate… Continue

    Guest Post: Forbidden Ladies to Forbidden Vampires by Kerrelyn Sparks + Giveaway!

    The thirteenth book in the Love at Stake series will release at the end of November. With a long-lasting series that mimics its heroes by refusing to die, you might wonder why I have a historical romance coming out this month. Why am I suddenly writing a hero who is devoid of fangs or fur? The truth is I love historical romance. I grew up reading it, and when I started writing, I naturally gravitated toward it. My first published book was a historical romance titled For Love or Country. Unfortunately, by the time it hit the bookstores in 2002, my editor had quit, my publisher had dropped me, and my writing career seemed to be over before it could even begin.… Continue

    Speaking of Ghosts … Exploring the Supernatural Love Story

    Emily Colin, author of The Memory Thief, explores three supernatural love stories. Romantic relationships are challenging enough when both parties involved are sentient, conscious, and among the living. When one half of a couple has shuffled off this mortal coil—and yet continues to influence the other on a daily basis, not merely through memories but through action—that adds a whole new level of complexity. I’m talking, of course, about ghosts. THE MEMORY THIEF … “I will come back to you.”Continue

    What if you were born with magic in your blood? + giveaway!

    So what if you had magic in your blood? How would that change your life? I hope you enjoy Erin’s post – Happy Romance! A huge thank you to Romance At Random for hosting me here today. And thank you to readers for stopping by. I’m giving away a copy of my upcoming release, Fire Kissed, to a reader who tells me what kind of special ability they’d have if they had magic in their blood. For example, would you wield fire, or fly, or read minds, know the future, etc? And would you skew more hero or villain?… Continue