Teaser Tuesdays ~ Bound by C.K. Bryant

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!(make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
My Teasers:   

Bastian’s sadistic glare held Kira in place as his hateful taunts echoed in her mind. He shoved her against the wall, making the pain in her side seize her breath. She tried to fight, hitting and kicking him with every ounce of energy she could summon. The blows she managed to deliver only increased his anger–and her pain.

“Let go of me!” she screamed.

“Kira, wake up. It’s me.”

“Bound” by C. K. Bryant [pp. 135]

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3 1/2 ♥’s Review: Blood's Voice

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The concept behind Blood’s Voice is great. I love the story line. Each character, whether it’s a main one or a secondary one, carries their weight throughout the book. As Anya’s memories finally start re-emerging and things get pieced together she discovers that she was being used as a weapon. It is the love and strength of the characters that help her through the "finding out who you really are" stage.

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Title: Blood’s Voice   
Author: 
Áine P Massie 
Series: 
The House Millar #1 
Publisher: Geas Publishing  


Anya Millar had no memory of her life or an instruction manual on how to navigate the insane world of humans, biting, and reality. Instead, Anya has had to learn to navigate the world of love, life, and sanity while avoiding those that would see her dead or enslaved.

This is the ongoing journey of Anya and Nicholas, human loving vampires and the human they love, Declán. What makes it all more complicated is that they are abominations in their own world and Declán is a natural born vampire hunter called a Guardian.

Anya must come to terms with who she is and her missing past, Nicholas must win back the object of his eternal love while dealing with new cravings in his silent heart, and Declán must learn to destroy the very creatures that he has unequivocally given his heart and blood.

Rating:

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GP: Why A Broken Vamp?

 
Hello! First I wish to thank Emma for the invitation to do a Guest Post here on The Writer’s Voice. My name is Áine P Massie and I am the author of the House Millar series – Blood’s Voice and Blood Bound.
One question I get over and over is why paranormal and ‘seriously, why a broken vamp?’  I always find these questions and the theme to be a bit odd.  Why does anyone write in a specific genre, or even read a certain type of book? . . .

To see the entire Guest Post over at The Writer’s Voice click HERE or on any banner. Make sure to take a peak around . . . Emma and her crew have an awesome site!

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GP: Characters and how they . . .

Hello followers and those just passing through!! I have Author Áine P. Massie on the blog today. Welcome Áine! 🙂

Hello! First I wish to thank Saph for the invitation to do a Guest Post here on Sapphyria’s Book Blog. My name is Áine P Massie and I am the author of the House Millar series – Blood’s Voice and Blood Bound.

Characters and how they became who they are –

To see the entire Guest Post over a Sapphyria’s Book Reviews click HERE or on any banner. Make sure to take a peak around . . . I just love her site!

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Thankful ~ BTT

What book or author are you most thankful to have discovered?
Have you read everything they’ve written? Reread them?
Why do you appreciate them so much?

 

 

I know for a Paranormal Romance author my answer will seem a bit odd but hey… odd I am. The author that I am most thankful for is Dr. Seuss. Not only because his books were a wonder to me as a child but his story, his dedication and determination, and his personal convictions were and are an inspiration to me. He laboured for years before he ever managed to succeed as an author. Sure he had a lot of advertising success and such but as an author… it took an extreme amount of patience and perseverance to obtain his success. While I have not read every one of Suess’s books, he made reading fun and learning easy. He taught that people are people, no matter how different. And, he taught that the world and what lives on Her is important, not just to use but to protect.

Dr. Seuss is my inspiration and my hero!

 

 

Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

Happy Thanksgiving (USA 2011)

Happy Thanksgiving

 

I figured I’d give you my list of 10 Things I’m thankful for:

  1. Anya
  2. Nicholas
  3. Family (that includes you Skye 😉 )
  4. Love
  5. Good Friends
  6. Sunrises
  7. Sunsets
  8. Pizza
  9. Silver
  10. CAD (Hey, just because I’m a Guardian does NOT mean I’m not still going to be a great architect one day!)
  11. And an extra (just ‘cuz I can) – Today.  I am always thankful for another day that I get to spend with those I love, protecting others, and designing great things!

What are YOU thankful for today?

Declán

 

4 Fairies Review: Blood Bound

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… I was pulled right into the story.
I recommend this book for paranormal romance fans for its sensual scenes and titillating drama. 4 Fairies for this unique look into vampires.

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Title: Blood Bound 
Author: 
Áine P Massie
Series: 
The House Millar #2
Publisher: Geas Publishing  

How many ways can a hearts true love be shared?  After poisoning, near death attacks, consummated passions, and possible insanity visit Anya, Nicholas, and Declán they embark on their future.  Or at least they try to.  Jealousy can be a pain, in more ways than one.

Can Anya protect her lovers, find peace within herself, and lead the House Millar?  With her loves and guards, Nicholas and Declán, she sets out to do just that.  If only life, eternal life, were that easy.

Come take a walk with our loving family and witness the strange turns and twists as life, love, and passions collide with greed, politics, and evil.

To see the entire Review, visit the site by clicking on any banner or by clicking HERE. Make sure to comment, Heather loves to hear from you guys!

     

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Author Spotlight: Jayne Fresina

Author Spotlight: Jayne Fresina

Jayne Fresina lives in upstate New York with her long-suffering husband and three, badly behaved spaniels. She loves chocolate, wine and a good book – preferably all at once. She sprouted up in England, as the youngest and much-harassed child in a family of four daughters. Entertained by her father’s quirky, colorful tales of his own youth growing up in The Fens, and surrounded by the commotion of opinionated elder sisters – all with far more exciting lives than hers – she had plenty of material for the stories she wrote in her head. In the beginning she didn’t dare write anything down, in case people thought she was odd; instead, she soothed the creative beast by treating her family to weekly dramatic performances, from a cupboard in her bedroom – one such performance being a one-woman, musical version of “Jaws” in three acts (intervals for ice-cream, of course). For some reason she never worried that might be perceived as “odd”.

As an adult she finally began writing her stories down and now spends several hours each day, furthering the adventures of her beleaguered heroes and unstoppable heroines. Much less painful on the ears, she finds, but tougher on the fingers, and if she didn’t let those characters out into the world, they would probably never give her a moment’s peace. It’s her greatest hope that you get as much pleasure from reading her work, as she gets from creating and writing it.

Jayne Fresina is the author of seven (7), soon to be eight (8) books. She pens historical romance. Jayne is a writer of historical romance. Currently, she has e-books published with Evernight Publishing and Lyrical Press. In the spring of 2012 she will also have her first Regency published by Sourcebooks. She live in upstate New York with her husband and three sussex-spaniels.

 

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Black Friday Sale: Blood’s Voice

In celebration of Thanksgiving and Black Friday, Blood’s Voice (House Millar #1) will be on sale for only $2.99.  The sale only lasts until Sunday, November 27th 2011.  Take advantage of this one time only sale!  You have your choice of sites and formats for this eBook – see links below for the discount sites.

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Title: Blood’s Voice 
Author: 
Áine P Massie
Series: 
The House Millar #1
Publisher: Geas Publishing
Release Date: June 1, 2011 
Pages: 400

ISBN-13: 978-1463559274
ISBN-10: 1463559275
ASIN: B005405MYK
BN ID: 2940012757210

Anya Millar had no memory of her life or an instruction manual on how to navigate the insane world of humans, biting, and reality. Instead, Anya has had to learn to navigate the world of love, life, and sanity while avoiding those that would see her dead or enslaved.

This is the ongoing journey of Anya and Nicholas, human loving vampires and the human they love, Declán. What makes it all more complicated is that they are abominations in their own world and Declán is a natural born vampire hunter called a Guardian.

Anya must come to terms with who she is and her missing past, Nicholas must win back the object of his eternal love while dealing with new cravings in his silent heart, and Declán must learn to destroy the very creatures that he has unequivocally given his heart and blood.

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Special Guests at Breaking Bookshelves

Hello ladies, gents, and other mythological creatures possibly lurking around! We have special guests today here at Breaking Bookshelves. Three very attractive, very wonderful, and very interesting individuals who have gone through enormous obstacles only to find themselves being interviewed here (jeeze, I’m sorry for the lackluster interview space guys). I’d like all you readers to meet and welcome Nicholas, Declán, and Anya from Blood’s Voice and Blood Bound!

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Hahaha, oh my~ So, on to some lighter questions? What are your favourite books? Movies? Music?

Anya: Favourite? Oh, I have no idea. I love reading and immersing myself in the worlds and adventures with the pages of my ever growing collection. I mean, I have a reading room as part of my bedroom suite plus we have a House library and that’s not even counting the fact I have both a Kindle and a Nook.
Music would have to be everything! Though, right now I’m really into Godsmack, Muse, and Blue October. I don’t really watch many movies . . . preferring to read and ‘watch’ the story of the book in my head. I do really enjoy some of the more cult classic movies Nicholas and Declán have introduced me to though, especially Princess Bride and the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
OHHH, seems like we have a few things in common there 😀

Nicholas: Oddly, I’d have to say Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, I think. Probably considered an odd answer from a nearly 200 year old guy, but I just love the insanity and logic of Wonderland.
Most of my preferred music choice fall under Mozart, Beethoven, or anything from the Phantom of the Opera – and yes, that’s also my favourite play and movie.
Not odd at all Nicholas, it’s a classic~ And Phantom of the Opera is amazing!

Declán: Um, *blushing* most of my fav books and such are on architecture, design, and material style. Okay, so maybe I’m a little geeky, but I look great in leather while reading them. 😀
On music . . . um, most anything. Just not hateful rap – like the angry kind that degrades women – or the really whiny country. I like some western though. The Man in Black was awesome! 😀 Especially when he did all the alternative covers and such not long before he died. Gotta love Hurt when he did it.
Movie? Right now would still have to be E.T. but the original version . . . not the reedited one that’s out now.
Haha, a little geeky goes a long way! I for one love my boys with a little bit of geek and nerd. 😛 AND oh yes, The Man in Black~ (E.T. was an awesome movie).

 

 

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