Saturday, April 18, 2015

Welcome, step in, stay awhile...







IT''S ALMOST TIME FOR APRYL BAKER'S OCTOBERFEST! 

STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES


NEW RELEASE!

Avarice, Halo 2 is on 

AMAZON

A New Adult Paranormal Romance with a sense of humor. 



A  MYTH WITH NO NAME, NO FLESH, NO SEX, AND NO IDENTITY... 

Witches are disappearing in the paranormal community, and the only person that can stop it is Luna, a doppelgänger, wearing the host of a sassy witch named Urban Rose with Fae blood riding through her veins. 

Together with Gaire, a wendigo half breed, Luna sets out to solve the mystery. But catapulted into a world they can't get out of; the doppelgänger and wendigo find themselves separated and in the middle of a Fae revolution. If that isn't bad enough, Luna learns her host has a mind of her own and aims to use it. 

...UNLESS IT WEARS ONE OF YOU

When Urban Rose finds a lover, and insists on getting closer, Luna must figure out if the warlock who has captured her host's heart is trying to help them get back to their own world or destroy them in his, the second circle of hell. Avarice, Halo 2, a place Down Under.


Goodreads Book Giveaway

Avarice, Halo 2 by Susan Stec

Avarice, Halo 2

by Susan Stec

Giveaway ends October 31, 2017.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
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If you haven't read book one, PURGATORY, in the Down Under series, now is your chance to get it for only 99cents. 



THEY WERE OUTCASTS…

The doppelgänger: a myth, a night fright, as singular as an individual’s nightmare—a demon’s blunder in search of a love that can never be.

The wendigo: a half breed, and abomination that hides from his own race. They won’t let him forget what he did, and he can’t fight who he is.

…UNTIL THEY MET.

Can two very different creatures be allowed to find life in a world where hope leads to disappointment and relationships end in death? They will have to fight all that is Down Under to find out.

AMAZON


December - a new Novella series !




Yes, I have a new novella series coming out this year. 


The first will be out in time for Christmas with a country holiday theme.


I'm very excied about this one because it's my first non paranormal series.
Erotically charged romances with my very own evil Femme Fatale in each novella.
Read in any order. Each will stand alone  as you follow Victoria on a path of sensual distruction.

Watch for it! 

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Skylar is a good witch, a city girl full of spunk and poor relationship choices. Bek, her last guy, a warlock, put her into a cat and dumped her 200 miles from home. Well, in Bek's defense, she did torch his vintage Mustang. Still... Revenge is on her mind—definitely not a man—and along comes Luke, a country boy, all muscles, sexy smile, and nothing like Bek. Problem is, he's carrying a bowl of warm milk.


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Coffin Fit book 4 in The Grateful Undead series

All Hell is breaking loose in book 4 of the Grateful Undead series.
The women in the Stech family are aging.
Jeni and Paul are dating.
Christopher is getting a free Travel-to-Hell-and-Back card from Satan.
JoAnn is using and abusing drugs, and she's sexting Raphael at bedtime.
Raphael wants to come to earth and live with JoAnn and Lily.
Chick kills a senior citizen at bingo.
Dorius' head is on the block with the Italian council—a fanged critter turned up in Italy.

What others are saying about The Grateful Undead series:
Hilarious and irreverent new twist on the paranormal/vampire romance genre ~~~Barnes and Noble overview

A fresh take on the oft-bitten vampire milieu~~~

A rip-snorting satire on all things vampiric and paranormal~~~

Most assuredly NOT your teenaged daughter's vampire story~~~

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Saturday, January 3, 2015

Witchy












Steam up a witchy tale. Ingredients: 



1 good witch who makes majorly stupid relationship choices
A warlock with control issues
A vintage Mustang



Preparation:


In a well-ventilated garage, toss the witch into a large cauldron with a *Bunsen burner set on high.
Add a warlock with control issues, and a  vintage Mustang: red with black interior.
Stir vigorously.

Put-A-Lid-On-The-Cauldron!

Bring the mixture to a rapid boil.
(Don't go all wonky when the warlock's Mustang bursts into flames)
Let the mixture stew for, oh, 3 seconds (or until you hear loud furry-animal noises), and open the lid.
Wallah! You have conjured up a black cat!
*!* Remove the cat (don't freak out if the cat starts cussing at you. The witch is inside the cat).
*!* Now back away from the cauldron.

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* A Bunsen burner, named after Robert Bunsen, is a common piece of laboratory equipment that produces a single open gas flame, which is used for heating, sterilization, and combustion.


*!* Said cat may be extremely angry so handle with care (I suggest you shove it into a pillowcase and tie up the opening)... just sayin'.

*!* The warlock is about to jump out. When he sees his beautiful Mustang burning he's going to be really, really angry. He will be less apt to turn you into a toad if you hand him the cat in the pillowcase--not your problem if he takes the trapped witch 200 miles from home and dumps her.





  

USA Today Bestselling Author Susan Stec loves laughing with her daughters, class B horror flicks... and rainy days. 

She's addicted to electronics, dark chocolate, vintage eyeglass frames, and fuzzy warm socks.

There isn't just one thing she's passionate about:
"Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment." - Barry LePatner (Color me experienced!)

One's real life is so often the life that one does not lead~~Oscar Wilde

Clowns are human travesties buried under layers of pancake makeup and enticing Crayola-colored clothing.~~~Susan Stec

"You got to kick at the darkness 'till it bleeds daylight ~ Bruce Cockburn

The higher the building the lower the morals~~Noel Coward

After the game, the King and the Pawn go into the same box- Italian proverb

Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today ~~James Dean

Wherever I'm going, I want to be laughing when I get there ~Jeni Decker-Lopez, The Infinitely Infinite Jest

Web addresses:



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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

THE WICKED SERIES


THE WICKED SERIES

Not familiar with the series? 


Here's the 30 seconds recap...


Wicked Hunger


Born with an insatiable hunger for pain and suffering, Vanessa and Zander Roth struggle to hide the truth of who they really are. Keeping their secrets becomes even harder when Ivy Guerra arrives and stirs their hunger into a frenzy. Will their need to feed on other’s agony turn them into villains, or can they somehow find a way to become the heroes of their own dark story?

Wicked Power


Even after Vanessa and Zander Roth barely survive the Eroi’s attempt to expose them for what they are, they aren’t safe. Sitting balanced on the edge of impending death and unthinkable power, they must turn to the Godlings for help. Their help requires payment, but neither of them knows the true cost. Will David’s training create villains,as they fear, or can they discover their true purpose?

Wicked Glory

Forced with holding up their end of an impossible bargain, Van and Zander must choose between playing it safe and risking everything. Freedom seems impossible, but can they hold onto who they are long enough to survive?

 

 

 

 

Ready to go grab your copies? 

Wicked Hunger (FREE on many platforms): AmazoniBooksSmashwords

Wicked Power: AmazoniBooksSmashwords

Wicked Glory: AmazoniBooksSmashwords

And yes, there will be a book 4 ;)


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Blog Tours

GUESS THE TRUE STATEMENT & WIN JESSICA BELL'S THRILLER, WHITE LADY! (Statement #16)

To celebrate the release of Jessica Bell's latest novel, WHITE LADY, she is giving away an e-copy (mobi, ePub, or PDF) to the first person to correctly guess the one true statement in the three statements below. To clarify, two statements are lies, and one is true:

Sonia ...
a. has a tattoo of a bloody knife on the inside of her left arm.
b. owns a tea towel printed with the periodic table.
c. sells illegal weapons to support her family because the income of a teacher isn’t enough to pay off all her husband’s debts.

What do you think? Which one is true? Write your guess in the comments, along with your email address. Comments will close in 48 hours. If no-one guesses correctly within in 48 hours, comments will stay open until someone does.

Want more chances to win? You have until October 31 to visit all the blogs where Jessica will share a different set of true and false statements on each one. Remember, each blog is open to comments for 48 hours only from the time of posting.

If you win, you will be notified by email with instructions on how to download the book.

Click HERE to see the list of blogs.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

*This novel contains coarse language, violence, and sexual themes.

Sonia yearns for sharp objects and blood. But now that she's rehabilitating herself as a "normal" mother and mathematics teacher, it's time to stop dreaming about slicing people's throats.

While being the wife of Melbourne's leading drug lord and simultaneously dating his best mate is not ideal, she's determined to make it work.

It does work. Until Mia, her lover's daughter, starts exchanging saliva with her son, Mick. They plan to commit a crime behind Sonia's back. It isn't long before she finds out and gets involved to protect them.

But is protecting the kids really Sonia's motive?

Click HERE to view the book trailer.
Click HERE for purchase links.

Jessica Bell, a thirty-something Australian-native contemporary fiction author, poet and singer/songwriter/guitarist, is the Publishing Editor of Vine Leaves Literary Journal and the director of the Homeric Writers' Retreat & Workshop on the Greek island of Ithaca. She makes a living as a writer/editor for English Language Teaching Publishers worldwide, such as Pearson Education, HarperCollins, MacMillan Education, Education First and Cengage Learning.

Connect with Jessica online:

Monday, September 22, 2014




Toni's grandmother is a psychopath.
Her sister is a ghost.
Her boyfriend is possessed.
And she has no idea who she is.

Summer vacation is ruined when Toni's twin sister, Sara, dies. Instead of walking into the light, Sara stomps directly away from it, totally pissed she didn't die in her skinny jeans. That's when Sara finds out their grandmother has a gift for talking to dead people, and two spritely spirits and a nasty soothsayer named Bartholomew are all working their angle with Toni's future caught in between.

Dear old Granny's determined not to be the last necromancer in the family, but with the death of her promiscuous granddaughter, her only option is Toni, who must remain a virgin until her eighteenth birthday without any ghostly interference from Sara.

Sara's not having any of it; especially since the guy Granny's conspiring with is the same guy that assisted in Sara's demise. Toni needs help! But protecting her sister is complicating all the ghostly fun on the other side!

Can death stop a twin? Maybe not, but Granny knows Dead Girls Never Shut Up.




Let the evil cackling commence! 



Today Antoinette Maestro (Granny), the villain of Susan Stec’s novel,

is my guest.





1. What is your ultimate goal?
I'm a necromancer and my ultimate goal has always had the best interest of my granddaughters--front and center--to carry on the family gift of talking to the dead. Unfortunately, my younger grandchild was a casualty early on, so my only option was Toni, my daughter's oldest twin.

2. What makes you so driven to accomplish this goal?
Well, that's a simple question. When I die it will the end the family's legacy if Toni does not accept the gift of necromancy.

3. If you could choose anyone from the literary world as your partner in crime, who would you choose and why?
Why, Edgar Allen Poe, of course. The man knew the underworld, the value of my gift, and with his knowledge and assistance I could have stayed at my condo in Florida, and sipped sherry and watching the sun set on the Atlantic. Then again, with my ability to conjure ghosts, we would have made quite a team; Poe and I.

4. Describe yourself in three words or less.
Focused. Capable. Determined. (I really should add OLD)
 


http://www.amazon.com/Dead-Girls-Never-Shut-Up-ebook/dp/B00BFXZ1LO/ref=sr_1_4?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1411402343&sr=1-4&keywords=susan+stec
From USA Today Bestselling Author Susan Stec,
I love laughing with my daughters, class B scary movies, fine cuisine and hamburgers from Wendy's. I'm addicted to electronics, dark chocolate, vintage eyeglass frames, warm socks, and would kill for a really good cup of cappuccino. I'm a wannabee gamer--Zelda is my fave, but I'll play Nintendo with my grandson for hours.
My favorite all-time television series are Twin Peaks and Dark Shadows. Best movies ever, 1943 A Christmas Carol and Soylent Green.
There isn't just one thing I'm passionate about. I'm married to a wonderful man, have two adult daughters, three grandsons, and three dogs. I live on fifty acres and hunt and fish. I will get up in the middle of the night to listen to the coyote sing, sit under a tin roof in the middle of a rain storm, stare at barren trees and revel in the white show surrounding them. I sew, do stained glass, paint watercolors, make jewelry, but most of all, I write. I write because I have to, and because it amuses me to live vicariously through my characters.

One's real life is so often the life that one does not lead~~Oscar Wilde

Meet the characters--view the trailers:
http://thegratefulundead.blogspot.com/

Connect with Susan Stec on:
Facebook, Goodreads, Pinterest, Google and @Suesan0814 on Twitter

Find all of Susan's books on Amazon.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Sunday, March 24, 2013

The Edible Bookshelf: Review: Dead Girls Never Shut Up

The Edible Bookshelf: Review: Dead Girls Never Shut Up: Sarah and Toni are twin sisters, but their looks aren't the only things that aren't alike. They each have very different problems....