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Denise K. Rago’s Vampire Romance Sequel Hits the Shelves & Virtual Party!!

Planning on spending Friday night at home?  Maybe a glass of wine, a snack, some relaxation?  Hopping on Facebook to post your favorite book, cartoon, and chatting with friends in between watching a cool show or settling down for the evening?

Well, we’ve got some fun VIRTUAL plans for you, a virtual party you can drop by for at any time during the event to help congratulate and celebrate paranormal romance author Denise K. Rago’s newest release, Blood Tears (the sequel to Immortal Obsession). We’ve got some books to giveaway also that you can enter to win, courtesy of Denise!  Let us tell you about the book series first, then you can check up on all the details about the party and read more about Denise below.  If you are interested in buying her books, those links are below too.

Immortal Obsession, First Book in the Series~

Immortal Obsession coverAs a young man in eighteenth century France, Christian Du Mauré impulsively follows his best friend into the complex and warring world of the Parisian vampires. Against the backdrop of the French Revolution and following an affair with a mortal aristocrat, he promises to watch over her daughter – only to learn the child is his.

Now settled in Manhattan, only two descendents of his union remain, Amanda and her brother, Ryan. After Amanda witnesses a savage murder in Central Park, she is determined to find the ethereal stranger who saved her life. When their worlds inevitably collide, Christian finds he cannot prevent Amanda from becoming a pawn in a centuries-old struggle for power. As a confrontation between ancient enemies comes to a head, Christian must face a betrayal from his past that still haunts him and threatens the woman he loves.

Blood Tears, sequel, NOW OUT!!

Blood TearsAmanda knew she had to track down Christian after he so gallantly saved her from his fellow vampire Gaétan. Having done so, she is now his mortal lover and will not leave his side. But that is exactly what she’ll have to do when Christian decides to return to Paris. He informs her of his plans and leaves the vampire Michel, his most trusted comrade, behind to watch after her in Manhattan.

What she doesn’t yet know is she’s carrying a child, and that the father is either Gaétan or Christian. Christian finds Paris rife with secrets, rich secrets including past love affairs that have the power to destroy his life. These secrets had been safely hidden—until now.

While Christian is in Paris, word of Amanda’s pregnancy gets out, and she is hunted by a vampire order that believes her child could be the one foretold by a prophecy. Can Christian discover the answers he needs in time to save Amanda?

As enticing as her first book, Blood Tears is Denise K. Rago’s latest novel in her ongoing chronicle of the vampire Christian Du Mauré.

DETAILS ABOUT PARTY:

The virtual party of Denise K. Rago, hosted on the Hook of a Book (www.facebook.com/HookofaBook) Facebook page takes place on the actual wall of the Facebook page (not on the invite wall if you have a FB invite).

Attendees are able to ask Denise any questions they want by PRE-ASKING or asking during the party via an email submission which will then be posted by the moderator to the Hook of a Book wall. Attendees can see questions answered and be able to comment.

HOW TO ASK QUESTIONS:

Please pre-ask questions using email listed below or Erin will also take limited questions during the party which will go in a queue to be asked in order received. Email Erin at to hookofabook@hotmail.com (subject: Denise question). E-mailing a question enters you for the giveaway if you also like her Facebook page. Again, to enter e-mail a question and like her Facebook page. When you e-mail be sure to say which prize you want to enter. There will be a list of giveaways at the event to choose from.

The night of the event you can also inbox message Erin Al-Mehairi on the Hook of a Book Facebook page (below) if you can’t email and it will go into the queue.

Please, NO attendees should post questions to the wall of the party just because it gets too confusing. If questions appear on the wall, Erin will put in to the queue and then re-post the question as a status. Authors won’t answer those, but will wait for them to be re-posted and then answer. However, you can post to the wall to say congratulations and authors can comment on that too.

GIVEAWAYS!!

#1) 1 set of signed Immortal Obsession, #2) 2 ebooks (one per winner their choice of either title), and then #3) a grand prize of a $25 Amazon card plus choice of book!!!!!

Please state your choice of package if you have a preference or ask for your name to be put in all three.  All that ask questions and like Denise’s Facebook page will have a chance to win! Or just hang out and have conversation in the comments.

REFRESH YOUR BROWSER!

Please remember that refreshing your browser is very important to see all questions and answers ongoing during the event. Also remember to be patient. The moderator, Erin, is constantly working in the background and will be taking your emails, inbox messages, posting questions, and monitoring the party all at once.

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RSVP LINK TO PARTY~

You can RSVP or see more about the event here:

www.facebook.com/events/581392068620149/

You also have to “like” the Hook of a Book page here: www.facebook.com/HookofaBook

Denise Rago, Biography~

DeniseKRagoA chance encounter with a mysterious man during a date-night in Manhattan changed my life forever. This paranormal experience inspired me to write Immortal Obsession, in which I created vampire Christian Du Mauré. His story continues in the sequel, Blood Tears.

I am an avid reader, who carries a passion for art museums, the French Revolution, and all things vampire. My life-long dream has been to publish books and nothing makes me happier than to have readers wanting more stories.My credentials include a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and a master’s degree in museum professions. I combine all these passions in these novels. I live in New Jersey with my husband surrounded by my large Italian family.

Purchase Links~

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Blood Tears

AMAZON (Paperback and e-book)

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_26?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=blood+tears+denise+k.+rago&sprefix=Blood+Tears+Denise+K.+Rago%2Cstripbooks%2C154&rh=n%3A283155%2Ck%3Ablood+tears+denise+k.+rago

BARNES AND NOBLE (paperback and e-book)

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/Blood-Tears-Denise-K-Rago?store=allproducts&keyword=Blood+Tears+Denise+K.+Rago

Denise’s website:  http://denisekrago.com/

Immortal Obsession, Book 1

Denise’s website:  http://denisekrago.com/

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About Hook of Book Facebook Page~

Like the Hook of a Book Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HookofaBook! We post reviews and interviews from this site there, but it also gives us the opportunity to talk books with you more, feature upcoming covers and releases, post free or discounted books, discuss literature, and showcase books we have on list to review. We’ll talk about the book, publishing and writing industry. We’ll probably also talk grammar tips and ask lots of questions, as well as post interesting historical articles, art, photos, and other things we find intriguing.

Oh, for the Hook of a Book! Blog is an extension of Hook of a Book Services of Addison’s Compass Public Relations. We do consulting, book publicity, line editing, proofreading, developmental editing, media relations, press releases and more, like these parties for authors!! Ask about our services today!

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Sinister Entity by Hunter Shea Will Having You Seeing Double and Collecting the Series

sinisterentityLooking for a book to completely freak you out and make your hair stand on end? Hunter Shea’s Sinister Entity will make the hair on your arm stand up too! You’ll start taking a closer look at yourself in the mirror, for sure. Or do a double take over your shoulder at anyone having a tiny resemblance to you as you walk down a busy street. That’s right, you might never look at yourself the same way again. And if you think someone can’t bother you anymore once they’re dead, think again….

Shea is a master at paranormal storytelling. He dives in head first with research and logical explanations through his protagonist, Jessica. First a child in his debut novel, Forest of Shadows, she carries on her family’s ghost hunting traditions when she appears thirteen years later in Shea’s short story, The Graveyard Speaks, and kicks the proverbial butt of a harassing ghost. You can see my reviews of Forest of Shadows and The Graveyard Speaks by clicking on the titles.

Jessica appears shortly after The Graveyard Speaks in the sequel Sinister Entity, where she continues to receive people’s pleas for help through her paranormal website.  She takes their issues head on in order to rid them of their dilemmas. It’s exhausting work, but someone has to do it and she’s the very best. She’s great at putting the puzzle together as to why the paranormal activity is happening and what things need to be put in order for it to stop.

And Jessica’s cast of supporting characters, what’s left of her family and a new friend Eddie, really assist the story and provide her some logical and emotional support.  All good ghost hunters need a wing man, right?  Eddie was a great introduction to Jessica’s life. 

No matter how hard the work, she always solves the mystery and defeats the evil, while also embracing some of the good that functions within the paranormal world. Shea always does a superb job of showing us both the dark and the light sides within all things paranormal.

Though these two books and the short story can be read stand alone, they are also connected through Jessica. And in fact, Shea hopes that Sinister Entity is the start of a new series with her that really takes on exciting and original paranormal cases like book shelves haven’t seen before.

You might be scared to meet the ghost of yourself, or as we find out in Shea’s Sinister Entity, it could be a comfort, but either way the thought of your doppelgänger is probably quite unnerving, right? This time a beautiful girl named Selena has a terrible issue that Jessica wraps her brain around solving. Does the spotting of Selena’s double mean she is destined to die soon? Who is trying to hurt her?

Hunter Shea said it best on his release day blog as to why he chose the subject of doppelgänger to build his thriller Sinister Entity on:

“Now, what does this all have to do with doppelgänger? It turns out, quite a few notable people in history, from Percy Shelley to Mark Twain and Abraham Lincoln, have had encounters with doppelgangers…sometimes with disastrous results. Doppelganger is German for ‘double walker’. It’s literally a paranormal double of a living person. The whole phenomenon has fascinated me for years. So I did what all writers do; created my own doppelgänger and had it take one on.”

I loved reading about doppelgängers as I didn’t have much prior knowledge beforehand. Without giving the plot away, I loved what he did with the doppelgänger character. I also loved the story line he chose as to who was actually haunting Selena and loved when Jessica knocked them out of the park at the end.

Hunter Shea does it again for me by bringing me book candy. He brings me his smooth and easy writing style, well-developed and emotional characters, hauntingly good paranormal dilemmas, and enough gusto to scare me out of my seat. I wouldn’t read this alone and especially not in the dark, unless Jessica is nearby of course. She’s the best ghost hunter out there right now.

Sinister Entity is another Hunter Shea book that has been added to my collection of best-loved frightening books.  He’s an excellent writer with fresh new tales that will haunt your mind. I recommend buying it today!

Stay tuned as upcoming within the week is an exclusive interview in which Hunter Shea bears his soul…. and we’ll be giving something away!

Sinister Entity, Synopsis~

sinisterentityHow can you escape the ghost of yourself?

The Leigh family is terrified. They’ve been haunted by the ghostly image of their young daughter, Selena. But how can that be, when Selena is alive and well, and as frightened as her parents? With nowhere else to turn, the Leighs place their hopes in Jessica Backman, who has dedicated her life to investigating paranormal activity. Accompanied by a new partner who claims to be able to speak to the dead, Jessica will soon encounter an entity that scares even her. And a terror far worse than she imagined.

Released on April 2 from Samhain Publishing (www.samhainpublishing.com):

http://store.samhainpublishing.com/sinister-entity-p-7234.html

Also, pick-up or order either at your other favorite retailers nationwide!!

The Graveyard Speaks Short Story, Synopsis~

the-graveyard-speaksThe dark, moaning apparition that rises from the same grave night after night has chased away even the most skeptical cemetery caretakers. Only one ghost hunter has the will to face the unknown, but at what price?

The Graveyard Speaks is your introduction into the mysterious and at times dangerous life of the paranormal’s most powerful spirit explorer. Read it with the lights on, and if you’re brave enough, follow the trail to Sinister Entity. This isn’t ghost hunting you see on TV!

Get The Graveyard Speaks by Hunter Shea FREE on Samhain’s site (www.samhainpublishing.com) NOW, you’ll need to register with the site for free and put in cart for free, but you’ll pay zero…well, because it’s free. 🙂

http://store.samhainpublishing.com/graveyard-speaks-p-7337.html?osCsid=c73c83f40f523c3f9ceb87b1517a0d6d

Also, find it on Amazon and take it to the top! http://www.amazon.com/The-Graveyard-Speaks-ebook/dp/B00BUKRALG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365912237&sr=8-1&keywords=The+graveyard+speaks

Hunter Shea,  Biography~

I’m the product of a childhood weened on The Night Stalker, The Twilight Zone and In Search Of. I don’t just write about the paranormal. I actively seek out the things that scare the hell out of people and experience them for myself.

My novels, Forest of Shadows, Evil Eternal , Swamp Monster Massacre and Sinister Entity are published through Samhain Publishing’s horror line. I live with my family and untrainable cat close enough to New York City to get Gray’s Papaya hotdogs when the craving hits.

I’m also proud to be be one half of the Monster Men video podcast, along with my partner in crime, Jack Campisi. Our show is a light hearted approach to dark subjects. We explore real life hauntings, monsters, movies, books and everything under the horror sun.

Feel free to contact me any time at huntershea1@gmail.com. Writing is lonely work.

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