Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Danika's Surprise Cover Reveal

Danika's got a story to tell... ;)

Will be released very soon.


This is nothing more than a novelette, meaning, it's not long. A few pages at best, so please don't expect a standard size novel as my other Kingdom books. This is a deleted scene that I felt might want to be read. It will also be included in the upcoming Kingdom Series Omnibus for books 4 and 5! That cover reveal will happen real soon. :D

Happy reading,

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Danika's Surprise

So Danika was yammering in my ear last night, told me I NEEDED to write a certain story, that I absolutely must tell it. So I did. It's short, and simple, but important to the continuation of the Kingdom Series.

In the next few days I'll be releasing that shortie. So keep checking back for specifics. ;)

Happy reading,

Oh wait, Danika wants to tell you all something. Okay, Dani, your'e turn.

Hullo readers,

ye might have seen something in Hook's story that made you a wee bit curious... well, I've coerced my author into writing that bit of the story sooner. Ye see, the next book (while I'm sure it's wonderful) might not make quite a much sense without this wee bit of backstory. So I umm... made her do it. Well, made it such a harsh word. I threatened. To turn her baby into a frog, I mean really... such a minor little thing, no? But truly, wouldn't you all want to know what really happened after I dumped Trisha on that boat???? Why, oh why I had to run away??? It's so juicy. Mayhap I'll tell ye now, well it deals with Hatter, and Alice. And how he--

STOP! Danika!!! You tell them this and then what's the point of having forced me to write this story???

Mmfftpht! Bllemph!!

Okay folks, sorry, but had to put a gag in that brat's mouth. ;) You want to know what it's about, just check back.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Where's my happy?!?!

Sheesh, I'm sitting here trying to write a scene between Alex and his girl and it's supposed to be upbeat, but Alex is totally screwing it up. Being all grabby and cavemen and what the heck?! He's not obeying me. I'm about to take out the whip on him. Though knowing Alex, he'd probably like that a little too much.



Speaking of men, I'm having a current obsession over one in particular. A book boyfriend that kinda makes me shudder when I think about it, because he's so gross, but so sweet, and yeah... I've got it bad. I had zero desire to see Warm Bodies. Seriously, zombies, yuck... But friends finally convinced me when the movie came out on DVD. So yeah, I went in to it with a LOT of skepticism. Well, my friends were right. I heart that movie. Loving the movie the way I did, I immediately went and downloaded the book. Guess what. I loved that too. Like a lot. A lot. A lot. Being in R's head, seeing his struggle, how he wants to be more, he wants to stop what he's doing, the battle he goes through to redemption, how Julie becomes his light and his reason to try harder, push beyond the hunger. Bloody hell what a brilliant book. But maybe that's why my Alex is acting like an idiot, because I'm still firmly in the dark, bleak world of brain eating zombies and humans that are becoming an extinct species. But yeah... I will make my boy heel. He doesn't have a choice. ;)

Happy reading,

Monday, May 20, 2013

Hook's Pan Book Tour Blog Hop Time!

Some exciting news! I'm currently doing a book tour for Hook's Pan. There are some fantastic prizes to be won. Like a 50 dollar grand prize book gift card, a swag pack (includng, tote, journal, keychain, and bookmarks! US residents only), and a free copy of The Witching Hour. So drop by, say hi, and enter for a chance to win. Below are the list of stops along the way. :)

Happy reading,

Marie Hall's
Book Blast Schedule
May 20 - June 1

5/20- Urban Girl Reader

5/21- Literal Hotties Naught Book Reviews

5/21- United by Books

5/22- Close Encounters with the Night Kind

5/23- Book Monster Reviews

5/24- Bitten by Paranormal Romance

5/25- Riverina Romantics

5/25- Wicked Readings by Tawania

5/26- Sassy Book Lovers

5/26- Mad Hatter Reads

5/27- Curse of the Bibliophile

5/28- You Gotta Reads Reviews

5/28 - Brynna Curry's In Shadows

5/30- Because Reading Is Better

5/31- Darker Passions

6/01- Book Lovin' Mamas

6/01- Confessions of the Paranormal

Monday, May 13, 2013

Sneak Peek: Right Now (Book 2: Moments Series)

So I thought, well... you guys probably need proof that I'm still alive. :p So I've decided to share a sneak peek of my wip, Right Now. The sequel to A Moment. I'm having a lot of fun with this one, A. It's not as dark as A Moment because while Alex his problems, his personality is also radically different from Ryan's. I just love Alex. *g* B. He's Alex... he's amazing. :p And hot. Definitely hot. ;)

I wasn't sure where to show you guys the sneak peek, but then I decided the best place is when he first meets his girl. I hope you love Zoe as much as I do. ;)

Without further ado: Right Now

“Get on,” she pointed.
Pulse thundering, nerves strung a little tight, I hopped up on the table.
Her movements were brisk and efficient as she walked to a medicine cabinet and pulled out a pair of latex gloves, snapping them on her hands a second later. Pushing her fingers together to get the gloves down properly, she lifted a brow at me. “So, what’ll it be?”
She was calling my bluff, because she knew as well as I did that I didn’t have a clue.
Why the hell had I decided to listen to a sheet of paper anyway?
I scrubbed my face. “What do you like?”
The way she nibbled on her lip, I had to take a deep breath and try to inconspicuously adjust my straining cock.
Walking toward me, she placed her hands on either side of my legs and I swear I was trembling like a freaking virgin. Even sitting, she still wasn’t taller than me, but it didn’t seem to faze her at all.
Her hair was in my face as her warm breath caressed the side of my ear.
“You really want to know?” she purred, voice throaty and decidedly wicked.
Was it possible to explode from just the sound of a voice? My heart was racing like a rabbit on crack. I licked my lips as her hand worked torturously slowly up my thigh and then I squeaked-- like squeaked squeak… like I want to die because that girly sound just came out of me kind of squeak-- when she cupped my junk in her hands.
“I’ve always thought the Prince Albert was hot.” Then she nibbled the lobe of my ear and I couldn’t speak.
My entire body was quaking, trembling so hard I knew she saw it.
Then she pulled back and laughed and the sound was a brush of bells against my sensitive flesh. “But it’s totally up to you.”
It took two times of throat clearing before I trusted myself to speak. She’d touched me, touched me. Down there.
I was so turned on right now, if she kissed me, I’d come. That’d be it, mortifying… hell yeah, but I don’t think I’d care because it would be worth it. My balls ached and I know tonight was going to be a twofer, at least. Unless I could convince her to come home with me.
“Don’t think I’m ready for a cock piercing,” I finally manage to say.
She only smiles and I know what she’s thinking: Vanilla. It’s written all over her face, but even I have my limits for this mysterious, yet beautiful girl.
“Then what are you ready for, frat?” Her tone is teasing, but carries an edge of steel beneath the velvet. She’s testing me again and something in me doesn’t like the thought that she’s finding me as lacking and vanilla as she’s accused me of being.
“Nothing below here.” I flatten my palm above my belt.
She’s back in my space again, filling my head with jasmine and the sound of her throaty voice.
Both palms flat on my stomach, she runs them up my abs, and then across my chest, before rubbing my nipples between her fingers.
I hiss, as the nerves dance and shoot fire straight down to my already aching cock.
“Nipple piercing’s then?”
“Ungh…” I’m not even sure anything intelligible drops from me, but I can’t think straight. All I want is to throw her down on this table, hike her skirt up and find that hidden piercing.
“But,” her nose moves up the line of my neck, “I’m not sure the girls could handle seeing that much eye candy at the beach.”
No response. Nothing, I’m just panting, gripping the edge of the table and trying to remember this isn’t a sex parlor.
“There’s only one other piercing that really does it for me. Do you know what that is, Alex?”
I shake my head.
Fuckmefuckmefuckme… I’m going to implode, I know it.
Her thumb runs across my lower lip and I can’t help myself, I nibble it. The taste of latex is disgusting, but I don’t stop because I have to touch her.
“A lip ring.”
Her mouth is inches, inches from mine and I know it would take nothing for me to lean in and take it, slip my tongue past her teeth and drown in her.
“Think you can handle that, vanilla?”
“Ungh…” There goes that stupid jibberish out of my mouth again.
I’m not prepared for how quickly she pulls back, how bereft my body feels without her heat crawling all over me, or how down to business she’s suddenly become. I’m still panting, still sweating under my collar.
“Shit,” I grumble, as she walks back to the medicine cabinet and starts pulling out packets of instruments.
“Rethinking this already?” she asks as she works with her back to me.
How can she act that way? Like she hadn’t just been about to make me come in my pants, how she’d made me pant and moan like a dog in heat.
Sick, slightly mortified, I breathe through the tension twisting my gut in knots. She’d played me like I’d played so many others and being on the receiving end of it sucked ass.
Thankfully, by the time she got her stuff together I’d pulled my shit together too. She flipped on a switch by my head and flooded the room with bright lights.
She had a pair of what looked like baby tongs in her hand. “I’m going to pinch your lip with this.”
“Does it help numb it?”
Lips twitching again, I know the second I asked that I sounded like a fucking idiot.
“No, not really. It’s just for placement and so I can hold your mouth still.” Bending over, she opened my mouth, not nearly as sexy as what happened before because this time she was purely professional about it. “Okay, I like it right there. Now, when I tell you to breathe, take a deep breath. It’s not going to hurt, not really, just pinch a little. Vanilla, one last time, you sure you want to do this?” Her brown eyes were suddenly serious and intense, like she expected me to jump off and run away and the thought was like a bucket of ice water in my face.
I was a fucking man, whether she believed it or not. And just because a sheet of paper told me to be opposite didn’t mean I was going to turn into a baby about this afterwards.
I didn’t answer, just lifted a brow.
“Fine. Here we go.” Grabbing a long ass needle, she touched the tip to my lip. “One, two, breathe.”
I was just inhaling when she shoved it through. It did bring tears to my eyes, that couldn’t be helped, but I’d be damned if I let them fall.
“Okay, almost done.” Attached a cork to the bottom of the needle, she then grabbed a small silver hoop and in the next breath the needle was out and the hoop was in. “Doing good?”
“I’m not gonna faint if that’s what you’re wondering,” I muttered, beginning to get grumpy. She didn’t know me, didn’t know anything about me.
I wasn’t some punk ass frat boy with too much to drink and no sense of reality. So okay, maybe I’d had the stripper twins in a bathroom earlier, but that wasn’t really who I was.
Taking a pair of pliers, she twisted on the metal in my mouth until satisfied with it.
Then her full lips curled into a crescent moon and my heart started thumping again. Cranky or not I could still admit the girl was hot when she smiled.
Handing me a hand held mirror she lifted a brow. “So what do you think?”
I thought it didn’t look as bad as I’d feared it might. It didn’t really alter my appearance by much, the ring wasn’t huge. But something inside me felt different, not like a sheet of paper tossed in the wind, but anchored again somehow.

Happy reading,
~Marie :D

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Book and Cover Reveal of Affairs of the Dead!

Today, I have my good friend and fantastic writer A.J. Locke hijacking my blog. She's got a really great book out, an Urban Fantasy thriller/kick butt heroine/wooooooo 'it's ghosts'/swoon worthy male lead/OHMYGOSHILOVETHISBOOK.

I've invited her to my blog today to tell all of you wonderful readers about her book, after you read this, go check it out, seriously!

And without further ado... A.J. your turn! :)

Thanks for having me on your blog today, Marie! I’d like to share an excerpt from Affairs of the Dead, so I have for you a kissing scene, we all love those, right? In this scene, Selene is trying to understand the change in her relationship with Micah, which had previously involved him being cold and mean, but slowly changed to reveal his feelings for her. And now they kiss!



“You know, I have to say, this is all a little strange,” I said. It wasn’t possible that the emotion I saw on Micah’s face was for me. “You’re throwing me for a loop, Micah. To go from hostile to caring so quickly…”

“Would you like me to go back to hostile?” he asked, mouth twitching in a smile.

I shook my head. “No, but…you’re confusing me. I don’t know what to make of this.”

His hand around mine was strong, and the strength was very appealing. Where Andrew’s touch carried a crushing strength, Micah’s seemed more like a supporting strength.

“Then I guess I’m not going to help matters by doing this…” Micah moved forward, slipped his hand around my neck, and kissed me.

I was shocked for only a split second before my body rippled in pleasure from the feel of his lips on mine, and I closed my eyes and gave myself over to the kiss. Micah pulled me closer, careful of my injured arm, and deepened the kiss. His tongue whispered across my lips like he was asking rather than demanding, and I found this thrilling.

I opened my mouth, and when our tongues brushed, his hands slid up my back under my shirt. He groaned low in his throat and cupped my face, sliding his fingers through my hair. I arched my head back as he planted whisper-soft kisses down my neck that literally made my toes curl. He moved his mouth back to mine and kissed me slow and deep, as though he was taking his time to explore the contours of my mouth. It was a novelty to me after months of having my mouth roughly savaged by Andrew, along with my body.

I had thought the way things were with Andrew had been the perfect scenario, but now I realized I had just never been kissed like this before—like the person on the other end of the kiss was it in for more than just the pleasure it brought him. There was a strength and intensity in the way Micah held me, possessively, but not like he thought he owned me, more like he was afraid I would slip away from him.

All of these realizations, plus the body-weakening ache that had erupted in me from his touch, overwhelmed me.

Micah was warm, and he smelled delicious. The scent of his skin under his cologne clung to me, and I nuzzled my face to his neck, sliding my fingers through his hair the way he had done to mine. My lips grazing his neck made him moan, and that made me smile. I pulled back a little and looked at him. When he frowned and reached up to brush my cheek, I realized I was crying.

“What’s wrong?” he asked. I shook my head. I couldn’t tell him about my comparisons between him and Andrew, or that I was crying because what Micah was giving me was something I didn’t even know I wanted.

“They’re not bad tears,” I reassured him. “This very moment, they’re not bad tears.”

We smiled at each other, and he kissed me again. I was all too happy to let myself think about nothing but the way Micah smelled, the way he held me, and the way he kissed me with more passion than I had ever felt before. It was a beautiful moment among the chaos that had suddenly descended into my life.


Help ghosts, stop a thief, and try not to die…

Necromancer Selene Vanream helps ghosts settle their affairs so they can move on. But when breaking the rules gets her in trouble, she’s bumped down to tracking ghosts trying to avoid the afterlife. Ghosts like Ethan Lance, who claims he was kicked out of his body when someone else jumped in. Which might be plausible—if such a thing were possible. And if Micah, Selene’s partner, didn’t pull her into an investigation of brutal murders that lead directly back to Ethan.

But when the whole mess puts Selene’s life in danger, she suddenly has very personal reasons to get Ethan’s body back. Between her uncomfortable relationship with Micah, and problems with her boss, Selene learns just how much trouble it can be when you don’t follow the rules…
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Sorry been MIA

Wow, so umm... real life, yeah, let's go with that. Honestly, I've been crazy busy, but I have been thinking about y'all! So I just wanted to say hi, how ya' doin' and I'll have plenty more to update next week sometime.

Till then, stay classy America. ;)

~Courtesy of Marie Hall, who is quite literally being held against her will in the dungeon of the smelly troll King... more deets on that laters.


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Indie Book Lovers Buffet!

Introducing the Book Lovers’ Buffet. Load up, you won’t gain a pound!

The Buffet’s “Bouquet of Books” sale will be open May 1-3. More than 175 ebooks, all reduced in price to just 99 cents. Save in categories such as Young Adult, Contemporary, Paranormal, Suspense, Erotic Romance, and more!

PLUS, visit the website to win gift cards to your choice of online retailers. $400 in gift cards up for grabs!

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