Monday, July 04, 2011

Guest - Roxanne Rhoads

Good morning all! Happy July 4th to our USA readers! Before you head out to your parades and BBQ's, take a moment to check out today's special guest. Author Roxanne Rhoads, will be discussing the supernatural and what brought her to the genre. She's offering an ecopy of Paranormal Pleasures. (It'll be Smashwords coupon so the winner can download the e-format of their choice.) Read on to find out how to enter the drawing.

 Enjoy!

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Seduced by the Supernatural
Guest post by Roxanne Rhoads

I have always been a fan of anything paranormal.

The love of all things supernatural seems to be part of my DNA. From a very young age I loved ghost stories, scary movies, and anything witchy. My favorite shows included Scooby Doo, The Addams Family and the Munsters.

And Halloween has always been my favorite holiday.

When I was around eleven I found a copy of Interview with a Vampire at a yard sale and my love of the supernatural evolved to include vampires.

Books had always been an escape for me. As an only child growing up in a semi-rural area I didn’t have neighborhoods full of kids to play with. I had a swing set and books. I would sit on my swing and read, lie under a tree and read, sit in a tree in read. Yes a theme emerged. Me and a book- anywhere and everywhere. I read everything I could get my hands on but anything with a taste of something spooky made me enjoy it even more.

The thrill of the paranormal made the books that much more interesting.

As I grew older the love of all things spooky became something different. My supernatural books became ever more seductive and the lure to believe in “something more” grew stronger.

I was thoroughly seduced by the paranormal, wanting to escape into something magical, something more, something better than my boring, mundane existence.

And then I discovered not just scary tales and ghostly characters but the supernatural hero- the paranormal man to drool over. Talk about seduction. Wow.

Sigh…human men could just never be enough for me after that…book wise I mean ;-)

When I began writing fiction I just had to write about sexy supernatural creatures- male, female, didn’t matter. What mattered was that they were supernatural, sexy and so much more interesting than your average everyday human.

Forget about economic despair, unplanned pregnancies, illness, cancer, and the woes of the everyday human existence.

Sure being a supernatural entity has its own downfalls- like being looked at as a monster by most humans, always being in a power struggle with other supernaturals, and living a long and lonely life with no one understanding or loving you- that is until you find “the one”.

But for the most part- what’s not to love? Superhuman strength, magic powers like mind reading or mind control, teleporting, becoming invisible, shooting fireballs out of your hands…and let’s not forget all that supernatural sexual appeal that draws humans to you like moths to a flame.

Who wouldn’t be seduced by all that?

I know there are plenty of people who don’t enjoy the paranormal and urban fantasy genres- so sad for them; they don’t know what they’re missing.

Good thing this site is geared towards all of us who have already been thoroughly seduced. J

My newest book is not for the faint of heart or underage readers. It can strictly be labeled as paranormal erotica. Full of ten paranormal tales of supernatural seduction that each feature the sexiest of supernatural creatures: witches, vampires, demons…even a ghost. I hope you’ll be seduced. Just don’t expect a lot of hearts and flowers romance. Not in this collection. Nope in hear you’ll find heart pounding, blood pumping scenes of passion…perfectly fitting for these lusty and very naughty night creatures.



Title: Paranormal Pleasures Ten Tales of Supernatural Seduction
Author: Roxanne Rhoads
Publisher: Bewitching Books
Genre: Paranormal erotica
ISBN: 0615470386 / 9780615470382
Page Count: 138

Book description:
Ten tantalizing, erotic tales of vampires, witches and demons grace the pages of this short story collection by Roxanne Rhoads.

Step into the darkness and let these tales tempt and tease to satisfy your paranormal cravings.

Eight of Roxanne Rhoads' previous eBook publications appear in print for the first time, along with two brand new, never before published tales of supernatural love and lust.


Extended Description

A Last Goodbye

New witch Marissa is learning the ropes of being one of The Others. One of her mentors is vampire Deirdre, a tall beauty who really irritates Marissa. Marissa is extremely pissed when she shows up to Dante's Ball and finds Deirdre there with Marissa's recent ex-boyfriend, Jeff. The one she was encouraged to break up with because of his humanity. Deirdre explains her reasons for bringing Jeff and offers to help Marissa say goodbye to him in a way none of them will ever forget

Overkill... (Read more)
A Last Goodbye

New witch Marissa is learning the ropes of being one of The Others. One of her mentors is vampire Deirdre, a tall beauty who really irritates Marissa. Marissa is extremely pissed when she shows up to Dante's Ball and finds Deirdre there with Marissa's recent ex-boyfriend, Jeff. The one she was encouraged to break up with because of his humanity. Deirdre explains her reasons for bringing Jeff and offers to help Marissa say goodbye to him in a way none of them will ever forget

Overkill

Vanessa is tired of her boyfriend Simon’s promiscuous vampire ways and stakes him, repeatedly- not close enough to the heart to kill him but close enough to make it hurt. But now she’s had a change of heart and considers embracing the sexual world of the vampire instead of being jealous of it.

Witch in the Middle

Ariadne is a witch torn between two men, a vampire and a human. Her heart doesn’t want to choose but the men force her to make a decision that could break her heart, unless with the help of the Goddess all three of them can come to a mutually acceptable…and enjoyable agreement.

When It Storms

Devon’s witchy girlfriend becomes insatiable every time a storm rolls around and he’s more than happy to give her exactly what she needs.

Monster Inside

Shannon’s never seen her vampire boyfriend, Logan, vamp out before. Then one night he has to kill to save her life. Can she ever look at him the same way again?

The Questioning Concubine


Elita, a pure blood witch, has come home to find who or what killed her parents and to take her rightful place as the head of the coven. After five years of investigating and exhausting all conventional methods at her disposal, she decides to do the one thing a good witch should never do—summon a demon. The demon is not what she expected. Elita is soon swept up in his power… and her own.

Renata

The residents of the sleepy little town of Flushing, Michigan had no idea a vampire lived among them, seducing and drinking from all the men in town. Renata walked among them, blending in, taking only what she needed. One night, while she was on the prowl for fresh blood at a carnival, a handsome carnie caught her eye. She had no way of knowing he was a vampire hunter and was there for her.

Sea of Blood

Liana made Nerissa a vampire centuries ago in the islands of Greece but she’s never tired of her companion or the way she hunts her prey.



A Halloween to Remember

What says Halloween better than a wild party at an old Victorian mansion complete with its own cemetery? Perhaps meeting the man of your dreams thanks to the magic of Halloween.

Adena can’t believe her eyes when she spots Dimitri in the library- he looks like something straight off the cover of a historical romance novel-the type of guy she’s always dreamed of. Too bad he disappears before she has the chance to introduce herself. When she finally spots him again later that night she decides she’s not letting him get away again. Adena thinks she’s finally found the one. Until she wakes up alone the next morning- in the cemetery.

Halloween magic brought them together but will it be strong enough to keep them together?


Witching You A Merry Christmas


Witch Vicki has been leery of vampires ever since she was attacked five years ago. Daniel's a vampire and he's been secretly in love in with Vicki for two years ever since becoming Vicki's partner in The Guardians a supernatural group of paranormal crime fighters. Daniel loves Christmas and hopes the spirit of the holidays will soften Vicki's hatred of vampires and help her see him in a new light. Will he get his Christmas wish?






Multiple ebook formats at Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/54836



Reviews:
“I felt the lust, I felt the chills, I felt the desire and of course I felt the spookiness. This story is set in my favorite time EVER - Halloween! And I do have to say that Ms. Rhoads definitely has a flare for the very hot side all the while keeping my interest piqued. This story definitely has all the elements of a hot erotic, spooky Halloween, and a love tale that will have the hopeless romantic fall in love all over again.”~A Halloween to Remember reviewed by Cecile Smith Night Owl Reviews

“Renata is a saucy heroine who’s sexy, smart and totally self sufficient. With the to-the-point character driven plot,  Renata made for an overall delightful read...Throw in an unexpected twist and loads of blazing sex, and the outcome boils on high for a gooey-warm ending.The Questioning Concubine was sizzling-smooth, eyeballs-meets-mind goodness. The writing flexes its wonderfully visual muscles while my mental senses happily quivered from the intake.
Humorous, spicy and sweet…definitely reading-time well spent.” ~Renata and The Questioning Concubine reviewed by Patrice F., Joyfully Reviewed

“Narrated with gutsy charm by Marissa, a young witch in training, this story begins with her outrage at finding Deirdre, the beautiful vampire who is training her, together with Jeff, Marissa's idiotic but well endowed ex-boyfriend. This story goes places that Marissa would never have anticipated, and she finds a new way of controlling her literally explosive orgasms.”~A Last Goodbye review from Goodreads

“Wowza! A Halloween to Remember is sizzling hawt! It is a quick little short that is a powerhouse of erotic pleasures for the reader and most likely for their partner after indulging in this decadent Halloween treat! Ms. Rhoads pushes the buttons on every erotic floor with this wicked orgy of sinful pleasures as she manages to deliver a treat that is both a stimulating and steamy paranormal of carnal indulgence as well as a romantic and sensual love story.”~A Halloween to Remember reviewed at Bitten By Books

Short read filled with lust, hot sex and steamy scenes. Overall an enjoyable read, storyline present, idea and concept unique. The cover caught my eye ! An ideal short but hot read , recommended to all. !! ~A Halloween to Remember reviewed by Katrina Whittaker rated it 4 of 5 stars at Goodreads

Scorching HOT! What a fantastic read! 

By combining all the short erotic tales into one book, the outcome has turned it into one scorching hot read; I mean get out the ice cubes or take a cold shower. My sexual mind sensory circuits went into sensory overload. I definitely will be reading more of this authors work. ~Paranormal Pleasures reviewed by  
Ronda (Queentutt's World of Escapism) at Goodreads 5 of 5 stars

It’s a delicious read which I’d recommend if you like yourself some paranormal erotica.- Paranormal Pleasures reviewed by Lucy Felthouse





About the Author:

Story strumpet, tome loving tart, eccentric night owl...these words describe freelance writer, book publicist and erotic romance author Roxanne Rhoads.
When not fulfilling one the many roles being a wife and mother of three require, Roxanne's world revolves around words...reading them, writing them, editing them, and talking about them. In addition to writing her own stories she loves to read, promote and review what others write. She operates a book review site, Fang-tastic Books, dedicated to her favorite type of book- anything paranormal. She also owns a virtual book tour company, Bewitching Book Tours and is a publicist for Entangled Publishing.
When not reading, writing, or promoting Roxanne loves to hang out with her family, craft, garden and search for unique vintage finds.


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As I mentioned above, Roxanne is offering one copy of her ebook Paranormal Pleasures. To get in the drawing, leave a comment with your email addy by Friday, July 8. 

Good Luck!

11 comments:

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Congrats, Roxanne, on your new short story anthology. Vampires are sizzling hot. I'm certain it will be very successful.

Best,

Jacqueline Seewald
TEA LEAVES AND TAROT CARDS
THE TRUTH SLEUTH

susan said...

Thanks for sharing your comments and I truly enjoyed the post you took time to do. I have just recently found this genre and wonder why it took me so long..I love it. susan Leech garysue@dejazzd.com

Roxanne Rhoads said...

Thanks for joining me today and Happy 4th to all fellow US patriots.

June M. said...

Happy 4th of July to all the US! I do love anthologies because then I might not stay up rading all night. And vampires are my favorites! I love paranormals and vamps will always be #1 for me.

Victoria said...

Congratulations on the anthology. These stories sound like tons of fun to read. I really want to read Witching You A Merry Christmas.
I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/Jovial_1/status/87933904673181697

Thank you so much for the giveaway.

Happy 4th of July!

vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

Estella said...

Congrats on the anthology! I love sexy vampire stories.

kissinoak at frontier dot com

Melissa Jarvis said...

This sounds like a fun anthology. I've also been into the paranormal from a young age--and that's what I wanted to write about! My first published story centered around the Headless Horseman legend. It's great to read how others have come over to the "para" side.

Linda Andrews said...

yeah, another person whose favorite holiday is Halloween. The anthology sounds great!

Roxanne Rhoads said...

Thanks everyone.

And yes I am a Halloween addict. My husband keeps laughing at me because we stop at garage sales and I grab all the Halloween decor. Pretty soon I'm going to have more Halloween decorations than I do Christmas decorations.

Roxanne Rhoads said...

And the winner is:

Victoria said...
Congratulations on the anthology. These stories sound like tons of fun to read. I really want to read Witching You A Merry Christmas.
I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/Jovial_1/status/87933904673181697

Thank you so much for the giveaway.

Happy 4th of July!

vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

1:24 PM

I'll send your code today- be sure to check your email for it

Victoria said...

Thank you so much. I will keep my eye out for it.