Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Harlequin Summit Blogger 2013 - Guest Author - Rachel Vincent - & Giveaway

Harlequin Summit 2013.

On February 27th Page Flipperz - ( Kat )  was invited to attend the Harlequin Summit where we met author Rachel Vincent, Bloggers from around Australia and also the Publisher  and staff From Harlequin Sydney. 

 At the get together alot was mentioned -  Books were  discussed (( of course ))  -  upcoming books,  we chatted with the author and met the team behind our wonderful books for review.

 I met my fairy Book mother  * Polina  * and some of the staff  from Harlequin , and it was wonderful to finally meet the people behind the emails, tweets and posts.




The Summit was held at Chatswood - Sydney, where we got to meet special guest Rachel Vincent. Rachel Vincent is the author of the Shifters series and the Unbound series, as well as the young adult Soul Screamers series.




Being a fan of Rachel's book I have to say this was an experience I wont forget. I met Rachel, she signed some of my Books including the her last and final instalment of the Soul Screamers series and I also got some signed bookmarks from the Shifter series to give away to my followers.





 (( fan girl moment)) I was even fortunate to also catch with Rachel after the Summit - we chatted with Sassy Book Lovers - Rene and Stacey - about aussie slang -Vegemite and for Rachel to also try Wedges with sour cream and sweet chilli sauce lol.




Rachel Vincent spoke at length about her books, her writing process, the hardest series she found to write and the love she has for her characters and finding it hard to let go but also in a good way.

She mentioned a new series in the works, however we were unable to bribe any hints out of her or get any tidbits or sneek preview into the upcoming new series she is writing.

A new book in her adult series, and also a new book in a new genre. I certainly cant wait to find  out about this new genre she has in the works.  


Harlequin community page has now been launched, which puts together selected information  from social networks.  Every month they will feature a blog , pictures via instagram, goodreads reviews, book extracts and more. Click on the link below that will take you to the site.

Community page

Harlequin gave out all bloggers wonderful goody bags, that contained a usb stick, magnet, books and a fab umbrella that certainly came in use on my holiday In Sydney.





I was lucky enough to meet some wonderful bloggers I have been chatting to via facebook. Novels on the Run, Book'd out and many more.

I met Rene and Stacey from Sassy Book Lovers . for the first time. We ventured out and did a day trip together exploring Sydney, and also got a picture taken with Rachel Vincent.




Kat ( Left,) Rachel Vincent, Rene and Stacey.





Rene, ( left) Stacey - Me.


Overall, The Harlequin Summit was certainly an experience I wont forget. The first time I know of that Harlequin has done anything like this before . And I have to say I look forward to more in the future.

Big Thank you to the staff at Harlequin for organizing such a wonderful event.


Novels on The Run - Have done a fab post with a video from the Summit .. Michelle was a pleasure to meet :)  Feel free to stop over and watch her video.


Thanks for stopping by Page Flipperz.

Kat  

My Giveaway will be a signed Stray bookmark - Signed by Rachel Vincent , and a copy of Stray sent via the book depository. Just leave me a comment telling me if you have read any of Rachel Vincent's books and where the Harlequin Summit was. Winner chosen by Random Org in a week. Dont forget to leave me your email address So I can contact you ! thanks



 

Fire's Ice Book Blitz - Brynna Curry



Fire’s Ice (Elemental Magic #5)

Author: Brynna Curry
Genre: Romance/Paranormal/Erotic
ISBN: 9781616503956
Length: Novella
Word Count: 25,000
ePub Page Count: 83
Publication Date: June 18, 2012
Cover art by: Renee Rocco
Formats: pdf, epub, mobi, html
Series:  Book 5 
 
Buy Links: 
eBook - Amazon Kindle  B&N Nook - iTunes - ALL ROMANCE 
Print -  AmazonCreatespace -  B&N

 

Blurb: 

Ultimate power, or endless love? 

Born the son of a Scottish laird a thousand years ago, but now trapped by his cousin's spell, Devin McLoch has seen countless battles and death. The erstwhile thief has turned away from darker pursuits to lead a life of peace, protecting those he loves and considers part of his clan.
However, there is one woman he can never forget, who must be given a chance to change, to accept her heart and his.

Arianne Farrell is just as dangerous and intoxicating as her power. Imprisoned in an ancient stone dance more than a thousand years ago, her only chance at freedom from the spell is through love—a love she denied. When Devin asks for her aid to save another from imminent death, she realizes there is more at stake than just her freedom or her heart.

WARNING: Two stubborn sexy wizards using magic with no bounds, scorching love
scenes, and happy ever after. Ever play with fire?

 

Excerpt – (Steamy)

Dark, rich chocolate colored bedding echoed the tile framing the fireplace. Dainty furniture, curved legs and soft cushions, yet the poster bed was large and sturdy. She’d seen it before while she visited his dreams. Definitely Devin’s room. And remembering didn’t help the ache snaking through her body.

 

Walking into the en suite, the first thing to catch her eyes was the floor-to-ceiling mirror covering one wall. Arianne studied her reflection. Her long, dark curls were mussed and tangled around a pale face. Her lips were pink and just a bit swollen from Devin’s kiss. The only thing she wore was a long white shirt. Sniffing the collar, she smelled the crisp, clean fragrance clinging to the material. His shirt, not conjured. Devin didn’t wear cologne, but the scent of his soap always stayed with her. He must have changed her clothes. What else had she missed?

 

Because I love you. Men were ever a puzzle. Still, hadn’t she known? The dreams they shared had changed over time, slow and sweet instead of hot and fierce. A softness came over his face each night she visited his sleep, the same one she had seen this morning. Just that look was enough to have her quaking inside.

 

She found a bottle of bubble bath on the side of the tub. Thanks to Devin's dreams and Allie's influence, she had knowledge of modern conveniences such as indoor plumbing. Turning the faucet on hot, Arianne poured two capfuls under the stream and let the water run until the big round tub filled. Reluctantly, she unfastened the shirt buttons and let the material fall away to the floor. Slipping into the frothy bubbles, she sighed and let the reality of her situation sink in.

 

I am finally out of that wretched circle. True enough, but she was still in a prison of sorts. One with running water, walls, food that didn’t taste like air, and a sexy male witch bent on driving her to frustration. Not so bad, all things considered.

 

Being trapped in the stone dance didn’t mean she hadn’t noticed changes in the world around her for a thousand years. She tipped her feet out of the water, waved toward them, and turned her toenails a bright fiery red. Allie brought her little things from the modern world. Mostly books filled with sweet love stories; more than a few of them brought a blush to her cheeks. What would Ryan think of his daughter’s taste in novels? Better not to head down that road. Allie had dreams of being a writer like her aunt and uncle. If what she liked to read was any indication, she’d write hot. Very hot. Speaking of hot, a soft tapping sounded at the door. Her maddening laird had returned.

 

“Okay in there?” His voice sounded hesitant. “Breakfast is ready.”

 

Time to ruffle the phoenix’s feathers a bit. “There is no need to be shy, Devin. You can come in.”

*****

The sound of splashing water rippled past his ears. Temptress.

 

Knowing Ari was just on the other side of the door, naked and wet, willing to succumb to every fantasy he could imagine, was a torment in itself. All he had to do was accept her sultry invitation and toss aside his plan. But she deserved a sweet slide into love, not the wild, mad rush of pleasure he craved. One palm rested on the door of its own volition, ready to comply. Not yet. Now, if only his traitorous body would listen to his heart. “That depends, sweetheart.”

 

“Oh?” she called out from the other side. “On what?” 

 

Devin chuckled at the line, but he just couldn’t resist teasing her. “What are you wearing?” 

 

She laughed. “Bubbles. Lots of bubbles. Share them with me.”

 

He saw it so clearly. Ari’s creamy skin peeking through the frothy bubbles. Open, welcoming. Need clawed under the skin, screamed at him. Why the hell not? Feeling a quiver of desire vibrate through his body, he called her bluff. “And what would you have me do with those bubbles? Hmm, Ari?”

 

“Oh, I am sure you could think of something. Something deliciously wicked. I have shared your dreams. I know your fantasies, Devin.”

 

Oh, you have no idea. His mind made up, Devin opened the door.

 

She lay in his huge garden tub, feet propped up on the rim, eyes closed, waterfall of black hair piled on top of her head. A soft smile graced her face. So she was enjoying their teasing banter. “Have you changed your mind and decided to join me?”

 

“Maybe.” No reason he couldn’t push them both to the edge. Pulling the t-shirt over his head, Devin tossed it into the corner. He laid his cellphone on the sink--out of danger--kneeled by the edge of the tub and dipped one hand into cooling water, using his magic to heat it.

 

“Mmm. Nice.”

 

He let his voice drop to a whisper as he leaned close to her ear. “I want to slick my hands over every inch of your skin until you shiver from the heat.” His fingers found the back of her knee in the water and trailed higher along the inside of her thigh. “And then…”

 

A soft “Devin” slipped from her lips as Arianne’s eyes flew open. “And then…”