Month: October 2013

Cover Reveal: Song of the Wolf by Hannah Pole

So my dear friend (who I love and adore) – Hannah Pole – got her new cover!!! So please enjoy

Song of the Wolf by Hannah Pole

(if you are from the UK you can pre-order it now here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Song-Wolf-Hannah-Pole-ebook/dp/B00FMZW2QS/ref=pd_ecc_rvi_2)

So time to show you it? Yeah? Yeaaahhh :D

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Summary: When the lone wolf howls, you fight or die…
Her soul cruelly ripped from her body, Alison cowers in her cell, unable even to call forth her inner wolf as comfort, her dreams of a mate and pups crushed. For who would have her now, even if she could escape alive?
Dax is a lone wolf, operating on the fringes of his pack. No one messes with him, and that’s just the way he likes it. Rescuing Alison from the High Lord’s vile clutches is all he cares about, because there’s something that calls his shattered soul to hers.
As their world faces its biggest threat yet, the fragile bond between these two damaged creatures rallies the pack to fight the ultimate battle…for their souls and their very survival.

*Contains violent scenes*

Extended Synopsis

In the depths of England, a Kingdom lurks beneath the confines of normality.

A hierarchy of supernaturals run by the strict council fight daily to keep their world a secret from the humans that appear to rule the world. With the Councils structure changing and the Kingdom struggling to keep up, the rest of the community must keep their heads down and do their duty. Or face the ultimate penalty.
Shifters and Vampires have the hardest task of them all, fighting in the war against the Circle, a deadly band of rebels, practicing blood magic and capturing souls in their wake. With the new high lord in control, life has never been more dangerous.
A day will come little wolf when you must decide which evil you fight for.

Alison Jenkins has been born and bred into one of the Councils leading front line packs. She’s had a life of glitz and glamour and has loved every second of it.
That was of course until the deadly circle kidnapped her… and bound her soul against her will.
Now she faces a fate worse than death, with her body rotting and her soul held captive she faces the gravest of choices, give up her afterlife to save this one?
Or die early and let her soul walk the grey plane alone for the rest of eternity.

When Dax, the White Wolf packs resident moody genius finds out Alison has been kidnapped he gives up everything he has to find her, nearly killing himself in the process. He is a lone wolf by nature and when he finds himself falling in love with a female who not only is the sister of his Alpha, but seems to be slowing dying with no hope of salvation, he finds himself changing the very fiber of himself and his morals. Dax will use every available resource to try and help her, even if it means asking a favour with the very darkest creatures of the night.
Is death truly the only way to save her?

I am in love with it ❤ I hope you are too ❤

Make sure to Stalk Hannah here on her website for latest news: http://www.hannahpole.co.uk/

Or here on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hannah-Pole/497040187021695?directed_target_id=0

Or here on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hannahapole

Or here on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7104097.Hannah_Pole

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All Rolled Up Into One

So I have a couple things that I needed to address in this blog post ❤

First and foremost. Thank you everyone who helped with the Cover Reveal it really made me feel like I was living in the clouds. It was really one of the best experiences of my life ❤ seriously I can’t even begin to thank everyone involved enough <3. 

With all that said. I have a special thank you to one of my new best friends Hannah Pole. For hosting me on her very classy website/blog/facebook page. I had a blast, I truly enjoyed what we deemed as Becca Day – and if you are at all familiar with my other blog the Violet Hour Book Reviews, you know I do Stalker Saturday/Sunday which is sort of what we did on Hannah’s blog. It made me really appreciate Stalker Saturdays ❤ and if any of the authors I have done it with got half the enjoyment I did, then I am glad that I started them. And glad I am still going with them. ❤ Also she did a character reveal for me, and even made a few quote banners. ❤ Which I am going to share. 

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And those are beautiful I love them ❤ 

So for my characters 

Audrey: my totally amazing BF from Goodreads/new reviewer on the Violet Hour made this for me – so thank you Nellysa ❤ 

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Stone:

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Kay so thanks, character reveals….what else was there.. OH RIGHT! 

Excerpt ❤ 

I must have fallen asleep again because when I woke up Audrey had her chin on my chest staring at me. I blinked a couple more times, making sure I was seeing right. She was smiling, her lips pulled tightly across her face, her scars bunching together, her other flawless side pushed up. Her clear eyes were sparkling in the light sunlight.

“Beautiful.” I whispered my eyes searching her face closely. Her smile grew a little more before turning into a shy one. She hid her face in my chest and I felt her body shake slightly. She was giggling. “What? What is it?” I asked wanting to laugh along with her feeling of the heavy weight of the past rolling off my shoulders.

“Nothing.” She peeked up at me, her voice muffled as her lips lay still on my chest. What I wouldn’t give to have my shirt ripped off at that moment so I could feel her lips on my bare skin. I swallowed and pushed the thought away. I moved my hand to touch her face, I couldn’t help myself anymore. I found myself touching it all the time.

“You know what you are, don’t you?” I didn’t look at her eyes; I was too focused on my hand that was letting her long locks slips between my fingers. I kept combing and watching as I moved and she didn’t speak.

“I am nothing special. I never have been.”

“Why do you say that?” I asked still too afraid to look over at her.

“I could never be what he wanted me to be.” Her voice was strangled. I looked at her and I saw the fine sheen of tears building in her eyes.

“You are more than I could have ever hoped for.” The words slipped out, without warning, without hesitation. She moved up my chest, her hand touching over my heart, I think she could feel how hard it was beating. She made no indication that she did though.

 

End of Excerpt 😀

❤ 

I think that is all that needed to be said today ❤ 

To check out the full post by Hannah please check it out here:

http://www.hannahpole.co.uk/

under the blog tab ❤

Cover Reveal: Damaged by ME!

I am BEYOND Thrilled to show off this – well i like to call it a masterpiece – made by the fabulous – Airicka Phoenix

So time to SHOW off my COVER!!!!!!!!! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

Title: Damaged

Author: Becca Vincenza

Release Date: Dec 2013

Cover Desginer: Airicka Mystical Creations (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Airickas-Mystical-Creations/462373910480084 )

Genre: NA Paranormal

Warnings: Language, sexual content, abuse and violence

Formats: eBook & paperback

Damaged

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Damaged Wrap

Follow me here (Or commonly known as Stalker Links):

Author Blog: https://beccavincenzaauthor.wordpress.com/

Author Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/beccavincenza

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7278389.Becca_Vincenza

Damaged Goodreads Page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18522868-damaged

 

Synopsis:

There are some beings in this world, long thought to be extinct. Some seek to protect them, others want control, but some . . .  some are hell bent on their destruction.

Audrey was taken from her father, hidden away from the world, and tortured for five years. She was rescued, but is she really safe, or is there someone else waiting to betray her? Can she trust those who saved her? Can she learn to accept who she really is?

Stone was on a routine mission to extract valuable information from a rival clan of paranormals. Instead, he and his team find something much more valuable: a scarred, damaged young woman who holds many secrets, and whose power is beyond anything they could ever have imagined. There is much more to Audrey than meets the eye and Stone is determined to protect her.

Audrey and Stone are about to find out it’s hard to know who to trust.

Author Bio

Oh jeez…do you know how many people I told I didn’t want to write this? So here is the one my friend made me:

Becca Vincenza lives in wonderful Michigan. She has a love for Skittles, rainbows, Star Wars, *giggles* and Hot Men. She spends time in her basement with Airicka… Apparently that’s where the best ideas come from.

Any who….she loves meeting new people, so feel free to message her on Facebook and friend her on Goodreads!

Although her phone number will not be given out because, well…she doesn’t like heavy breathing.

So a sort of serious one: For real, I am a geek. I grew up watching Star Wars, and my father read Lord of the Rings to us, along with the C. S. Lewis series. I love to write. In all honesty, it took me a lot of work to get where I am today and I don’t regret a moment of it. Reading and writing are honestly the best things ever. I couldn’t be happier that my parents put me through so much extra help. Anyways! Me, me, me…. Huh…I love paranormal stuff…Love it.

To Check out an Excerpt from my book please check out any of these other amazing peoples that helped with the Cover Reveal 🙂

(I will post the excerpt later this weekend)

(Alphabetical order by the way)

Airicka Phoenix

Aoife Marie Sheridan

Bawakas Book Fair

Bookish and Bushy Tailed Blog

Candy Smith

Crystal

Hannah Pole

Irayda

Janelle Stalder

Jasmine

Katherine

Kimberly Schaaf

L.L. Hunter

Laura

Mary

Merisha

Michelle Turner

Nanette

Stephanie Constante

Terri

The Violet Hour Book Reviews

Weet Weets Bookshelf

Blogging VS Blogging

So when I first started with the idea of self-publishing, I thought – foolishly – I might add, its going to be simple, write a book, have a friend edit it, and turn it in to Amazon. Ta-Da done!

Some are you are giving me the “Are you kidding me look?”

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Yeah that one

Saying that I went into this a little naive is an understatement. Don’t worry, don’t worry I have learned my lesson, and I still am! I would NEVER say that its just that easy – it really isn’t. There is a lot of work involved, and while I knew there would be lot of work afterwards with promoting my book among all the other new/already established Indie authors, not to mention regularly published books out there! But little did I think about the work about before. Getting yourself out there before hand, getting a following, finding and getting someone to do a cover with you, (which I cannot wait to reveal mine on Friday thank you a million times over to Airicka’s Mystical Creations which made me super – in my opinion swoon-worthy cover), so on top of that, getting a list of people – trust-worthy, critical readers, to do Beta-readers if you so choose to go that route, and so much more.

On top of being a baby indie-writer, I am a full time student, a part-time worker, and a full-time blogger, Yes a full time blogger. Not just here, I am currently running two other blogs, granted one is for a class, but the other is for reviews. Before I decided to self-publish, I wanted to promote these amazing authors that I had been reading. I wanted to even if it was one other person as pumped as I was about these amazing books that I had been reading. So began the Violet Hour Book Reviews, I started with my editor Andrea, and who also happens to be my best friend. It was fun, it was just beginning and yet it grew. Grew bigger than I ever thought possible. Yeah and we aren’t even that big. But I don’t mind I like to think we are cooler than we actually are. Anyways so now when I start to decide that its time for me to break out my protective, hidey- hole shell that I have been living in, I wanted to publish. I wanted more than my close friends to experience these worlds, and characters I was building, and The Violet Hour had hit its peek. Suddenly we were getting more influx of read for reviews, for ARCs, for Betas, for awesomeness and I couldn’t have been more excited. Only with everything I was doing, I was getting behind. Either in author stuff, or blog stuff, (one or the other because I was doing the other – if that makes sense).

So a couple friends (when I mean a couple – I mean a lot) told me and trust me I believe them, that being an Indie author is about going one step further than it being a full time job, it becomes a life-style. They are telling me the obvious: Drop the Violet Hour, focus on writing. OOONNNLLLY easier said than done. I know the traditional route is: Write, Indie Author, then maybe review once and awhile for other friends to help promote them or for whatever reason. Not really: Review Blogger, to Author and Review Blogger. It’s a dangerous road to be on. A very, very dangerous road. Not just saying because both are more than enough work as it is, but for a lot of other reasons. Reviewers can be well… viewed as your enemy or your best friend. And now that have come out the “Indie Author” closet as I am going to refer to it as, this makes me yeah a little worried. How are even amazing reviewer friends going to look at me now? And how are all my awesomely awesome-sauce Author friends going to view me now?

When it comes right down to it. Sooner or later one is going to have to be let go of. Now I think we all know what that will be and I will have a heart-breakingly hard time saying good-bye but I am not saying good-bye yet. I can’t. I have been working on the Violet Hour for almost a year now, it was the beginning of a whole new chapter in my life I didn’t even see coming. It means the world to me. I worked my ass off for it, and right now I want to keep both. So when my friends tell me its time to let go of The Violet Hour I have to tell them, Not yet. I am not ready to say goodbye.

So to answer any questions out there on why keep both blogs – while doing another blog for a class and if you are friends with me you probably have seen that blog as well – well its because I worked damned hard to get the Violet Hour where it is today, and I am going to work damned hard to get myself out there as an indie author. Will I shamelessly use the Violet Hour to help promote myself…well yeah a bit, but that wasn’t my intention when I started. The Violet Hour was one of the biggest reasons I am doing this – through the people I have met, and through the support of those people have I decided to do this.

So me and my babies – the Violet Hour and Damaged are going to have to live side by side for awhile because I am not ready to give up the Violet Hour.

Thank you to so many people – and i will continue to always say that, because without your support I don’t know if I would be doing this.

Getting Set up

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(thanks to Kim who made ^^^ this for me)

EEEP! Finally getting this bad-boy all set up. 

Most information as been happening over at my Facebook page, sorry I have been crazy busy with other stuff. I know, I know that is so bad. But COVER REVEAL ON FRIDAY figured it was time! Haha sorry about that. 

So I guess introductions are in order. 

HI, I am Becca – (hopefully) soon to be published indie author, my first book is called Damaged part of a series called The Rebirth Series, now I don’t want to give away too much about the first yet, but you can check out the synopsis for book one under the Rebirth Series tab.

I was actually a blogger before I decided to make the decision to publish but I was writing long before I was blogging. I just never thought about doing this not because I thought I was better than it because trust me, I am not. That is laughable, actually if you ever interested in checking out how I feel about Indie authors in generals you can check out this THIRD (yes THIRD) blog i have for a class (5th year in college I am getting there):  http://rvmisura.blogspot.com/2013/09/deep-in-thought-and-random-turtles.html

Anyways, I almost gave up on the idea of writing. Crazy I know. But yeah it was a huge decision for me to really get back into this. Writing has always been a love of mine, sort of… it really started in the end of the 5th grade, and beginning of 6th grade. Anyways right now where I am at in Damaged is, it’s done, its written, its being edited. I am hoping December but there might be a chance it will be pushed back to January but I promise I will keep peoples updated. 

So That is all for now I suppose. ❤ thanks for your support 

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(thanks again to Kim who made this)