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My original title for Gemini Rising was Her Brother’s Wife, but when I submitted it to Double Dragon Publishing in 2012, I felt the title gave too much away, and it became Gemini Rising.

I now have my rights back and have submitted it to Lot’s Cave, an online publisher who specializes in taboo books.  It’s a much smaller publisher but they should have a following of readers who want this kind of book, though Her Brother’s Wife is a dark fantasy and incest only a part of the plot. but an integral one.

Sometime soon, Her Brother’s Wife will be available for $4.95 on the website:  https://lotscave.wordpress.com/ with a brand new cover and re-edited.

I still have about 8 print copies of Gemini Rising for $15, plus postage, that can be autographed and sent directly to the purchaser!  Leave a comment here and I will followup.

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“Anger is like a thorn in the heart…the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.” ~Luca

Pyromania is an impulse control disorder [1] in which individuals repeatedly fail to resist impulses to deliberately start fires, [1] in order to relieve tension or for instant gratification.

Damon Luca, or Luca as they called him. I thought of him more as Damien, the fucking devil within these walls that now is my life. Dark, broody, and deadly to any woman. Mind-blowing, soul-shaking, raw sex appeal. He was a tall statured boy with broad shoulders and a pair of green eyes that set my soul on fire. His inky black hair framed his hard, chiseled features. He had the type of body that had no business being on a seventeen-year-old. I knew that once he fully developed, he’d be nothing short of drop-dead gorgeous. As I said…deadly on the eyes…and dangerous for your heart.

My name is Allison. I met Luca through an unfortunate event when we were younger. I’m now twenty-four, and this is my story. My fucked up life. It’s not a pretty one. Then again, the most interesting ones aren’t…are they? This isn’t your usual love story. Anything but. There are no blue skies, rainbows, or unicorns. Only him…my own personal arsonist. He had the ability to set my panties on fire, leave my body smoldering, and turn my heart into burning embers. He scared the hell out of me, made me feel. He opened my eyes to the world of twisted love. But love no less. This scary, beautiful man stole my heart from a young, tender age and refused to give it back. Here’s our story…

This story is deep, dark, and deals with real scars and growth because of them.

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About the author

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Gina grew up reading Judy Blume, and Nancy Drew books. She was raised in the town of North Valley Stream, New York(Long Island), and attended community college for fashion design. At 19 years old, she opened a boutique. She’s published four novels so far. Blood Ties(PNR), Beautiful Lies, Saving Abel, Forgiving Gia and soon Luca. When she’s not writing, you can find her with friends and family. She resides in Massapequa, NY with her two beautiful boys. Reading has always been a passion and obsession of hers. You can usually find her typing furiously while shouting obscenities over her latest WIP. Her guilty pleasures are: a good laugh, being snarky, espresso, Pistachio ice-cream, alternative music, sunflower seeds, I.P.A’s, twizzlers, and above all steamy swooning angst filled novels. She’s pathologically obsessed with anything to do with royals, Games of Thrones, White Queen, Vampire Diaries, Resurrection, SOA, The Vikings and The Originals. If you’d like to chat, hit her up on Facebook or Twitter.

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DRUMROLL!  This sequel to Sinners’ Opera and Book 2 in the Obsession series was released by Double Dragon Publishing this week.

Book video for Sinners’ Opera:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwsE3PvjFTk

 

SinnersObssession-510A frantic mother researches her daughter’s flawed DNA in a race against time, suffering disappointment after disappointment in her search for a cure.

In this sequel to Sinners’ Opera, Morgan D’Arcy, English lord, classical pianist and vampire, finally wins his Isabeau. Six months of painful separation have eroded Isabeau’s need to remain true to her wicked bargain with the most powerful vampire in the world, Lucien St. Albans. During their estrangement, Isabeau gives birth to Morgan’s daughter, Eroica—a DarkeChilde, half-human and half-vampire, outlawed by the Vampyre Code. She loves Morgan too much to live without him and relents to his enticing pursuit, but a dangerous confession nearly shatters their idyllic existence.

In a dark moment, Morgan tells Isabeau their child carries a defective gene that will cause Eroica to go mad at puberty.

Eroica D’Arcy is the subject of Isabeau’s deal with the devil. When their beautiful blonde daughter reaches her twentieth birthday, she is promised to the Dark Prince of vampires, Lucien St. Albans.

 

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At a later date, Sinners’ Obsession will be released in paperback.

 

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This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Julia will be awarding one complete set of signed Impossible Series paperbacks (US/Canada only) to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

I’m not a damsel in distress. Well, if I’m being honest, I’m a kick-ass FBI agent in distress.

My sexy new partner Reed Miller is determined to protect me, and he insists on staying close. Too close. His allure frightens me almost as much as the sadistic man who is stalking me.

I’m hunting down the most heinous criminal I’ve ever encountered. The man known to us only as The Mentor abducts and tortures women. And now he’s set his sights on me…

Note: Master is the sixth book in the Impossible series, but it can be read as a standalone.

About the Author:

Julia Sykes has always kept dark stories tucked away in her mind, so she was thrilled when she discovered that other people actually want to read them. Her books blend romance, suspense, and BDSM.

After spending four years living in England, Julia returned to her Southern homeland. She has recently settled down in North Carolina and spends her time petting her cat-children, reading, and binge watching TV with her husband when not writing. You can usually find Julia in Starbucks with a venti iced caramel latte clutched in her hand.

www.juliasykes.net

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Author Linda Nightingale will be signing from 3-4 PM, Saturday, March 8th, at the Blue Willow Salon, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas.  Visit _MG_0021 (3)with Linda for giveaways (scented candles, autographed cover flats, etc.) and a sip of Vampire wine!

Her titles in print are Gemini Rising (a dark fantasy with deep psychological undertones), Sinners’ Opera (a paranormal romance) and the latest release, Cardinal Desires, a sexy, suspenseful vampire novel.

Linda has one self-published title, The Night Before Doomsday, available on Amazon for $.99.  This story of the Grigori, the angels who fell because they took wives among their human charges, is a lush read.  The tag line says it all.  “Azazel resisted temptation until the wrong woman came along.”

http://www.amazon.com/Night-Before-Doomsday-Linda-Nightingale-ebook/dp/B005YFBX0M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394187793&sr=8-1&keywords=night+before+doomsday

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_MG_00211.    For those who may not know, will you tell us a bit about yourself?

I began writing just after the invention of the wheel—seriously in about 1992 and started on a long journey to publication.  One Christmas, I stripped the tree of its decorations (a silk tree) and left it up all year, decorating it instead with rejection letters.

Now, I live in Texas, don’t have horses and have a piano I can’t play (more on this in another question).  I’m very into sports cars and love my black-on-black convertible.

2.  Will you tell us about your newest release and provide an excerpt?

Gemini Rising is a book about forbidden love.  The tag line is:  Forbidden Love…one man, one woman—one heart, one soul—only together can they be complete.

3.  If your book was turned into a movie, who would you want to play your protagonists?  Johnny Depp could play Alain (Johnny can play anyone!! Did you see him in The Libertine?)GeminiRising3 and maybe Cameron Diaz could be Alina.

4.  What are three quirky facts about you that no one would know or assume otherwise?

In 2008, I jumped into Z3PO (my roadster) and drove 1600 miles in a caravan of Z3’s and Z4’s to Greenville, South Carolina for the last Homecoming (an event welcoming the sports cars manufactured in Greenville back to the plant with many parties I might add).  My aunt flew from Greenville to drive back with me.

I own a baby grand piano I can’t play (my mom gave me piano lessons but I wanted a horse so I learned to play by the finger numbers.  The piano was sold, and I got my first horse.)  Now I wish I could play!  But at least it has a PianoDisc player.

I love licorice and Pellegrino.  I drink bottles of the stuff while I’m writing.  I also eat licorice while I write.  Not at the same time as the Pellegrino.

My male friend and I often drink Mimosas early on a Sunday morning for breakfast (w/o the brunch!)

5.  What wisdom about writing do you wish you could share with fledgling writers?  Don’t try to write for the market. Write each book for yourself—as if it were the book of your heart.  Love your characters.  Accept advice from professionals but don’t lose your voice.

6.  What do you have in store for readers next?  In July, Double Dragon Publishing is releasing Sinners’ Opera starring Morgan D’Arcy, concert pianist, English lord…and vampire.

7.  Where can people find you?

http://lindanightingale.com

http://lindanightingale.wordpress.com

Gemini Rising is available in print and ebook from Amazon or from Double Dragon Publishing.

http://www.double-dragon-ebooks.com/single.php?ISBN=1-55404-978-4

http://www.amazon.com/Gemini-Rising-ebook/dp/B0088E2MJ2/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1368092105&sr=8-7&keywords=Gemini+Rising

Book Trailer:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nt3kpBHhc0o

EXCERPT:

Alain tucked the in-flight magazine into the seat pocket and gazed out the scratched window of the 747.  Distance vanished on clouds fleeing beneath the silver wings, carrying him from a dark-eyed beauty to a fair-haired princess locked in an island castle.  From one life in the sun to a score of problems.

Someone was going to get hurt.

Already he hurt—a low throbbing like a toothache.  If he returned to Portugal, Alina would be devastated.  His father would disown him.  If he picked up his discarded heritage, a part of him would die and Maritza would grieve.  For a time.  He wasn’t vain enough to think the black-haired beauty would die without him.

The choice lay in his hands.

Damn life got complicated when he tried to declare independence from The Keep.  He shifted his long legs cramped beneath the airline seat.  He preferred not to think, but fragments of memory plagued the corners of his eyes.

A vivid picture of Alina supplanted images of recent days drenched white-hot by a Portuguese sun.  His twin’s presence was more corporeal than the woman sitting to his left.  Welcome or not, Alina was there inside him, the mere thought of her a compulsion.  He sensed her anticipation mounting as the miles melted.  Excitement tingled over him.  In self defense, he grasped at a memory of riding the splendid Lusitano stallions.  As he pictured Maritza framed in an arbor of roses, his heart dived.

 

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Linda Nightingale’s Gemini Rising is #1 in All Other Novels in this year’s poll.  Visit her blog for an excerpt, book video and reviews of this imaginative novel.  Want to tread the farther, forbidden tracks?

 

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