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Monday, October 9, 2017

Other Worlds


Otherworlds
by Allyson Lindt, Award-Winning author A.D. Trosper
Cheri Schmidt and Tristan Hunt
Akaria Gale and Award-Winning author R. A. Steffan
Jennifer Rose McMahon
Award-Winning author Amy L Gale
Shawnee Small and K. R. Fajardo
Award-Winning author Lea Kirk
Mychal Daniels and Laura Hysell
Shawna Romkey and Elizabeth Ryder
E.A. Weston
Award-Winning author Lindsay Avalon
LaVerne Thompson and Starla Night
Jayne Fury and Isadora Brown

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GENRE: Paranormal romance, Sci-fi romance

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BLURB:

Other Worlds: A Limited Edition Collection of Science Fiction Romance and Paranormal Romance

Journey into a multiverse beyond the boundaries of your imagination…

21 award-winning and best-selling authors bring you the best of PARANORMAL and SCI-FI ROMANCE in this enticing boxed set of exclusive epic adventures.

Rogue spaceship captains, dark vampire lords, supernatural hunters, crafty hackers, uncompromising alien alphas, fearless shifters, and MORE await in this highly sought-after collection including BRAND NEW romantic, otherworldly tales!

Step into OTHER WORLDS as these fresh voices of SFR and PNR take you on a journey to immortal realms and extraterrestrial territories where your imagination takes flight and fantasies come to life.



Author Interview featuring A.D. Trosper

1. Did you always want to be an author? Being an actual author wasn’t something I ever considered. I loved making up stories and even writing them down. But writing a whole book? The idea seemed daunting and out of reach. It was my husband, who kept insisting I could do it, that finally got me to sit down and try. And once I opened the gates, it hasn’t stopped. Now I can’t imagine not being an author.

2. Tell us about the publication of your first book. My first book is also the first in an epic fantasy series. When I started it, I thought it would be a standalone, I also thought it would likely be the only story I had in my head that could be a full book. Boy was I ever wrong. I published it in May of 2012, just as indie publishing was really getting off the ground and becoming a thing. I researched both sides of the publishing fence and ended up deciding I wanted to strike out on my own as an indie author.

3. Besides yourself, who is your favorite author in the genre in which you write? It’s terribly difficult to nail it down to just one, I love so many. Since I write in two different genres: epic fantasy, and paranormal romance, I will fudge a bit and answer for both. In epic fantasy, Robert Jordan is my all time favorite, hands down. In paranormal romance, Karen Lynch is my favorite.

 4. What's the best part of being an author? Discovering new stories and characters in my mind, and finding readers who enjoy my books.

The worse? Marketing. I’m a terrible introvert and putting myself out there to try and sell books is extremely anxiety inducing.

5. What projects are you working on now? Right now I’m getting Betrayed, book two in my Raven Daughter series, which is paranormal romance, ready for release in October. I’m writing Inherited, the third book in that series. And I’m working with a group of amazing authors to release Other Worlds, which is box set of 20 complete books by 21 different authors. It’s a mix of paranormal romance stories, and sci-fi romance stories, which is pretty fun because you get the chance to read one story about sexy shifters, vampires, or even angels, and then go to the next book and get to read about romances that are out of this world with smoking aliens.


Author Bio: A.D. Trosper currently lives on the plains of west central Kansas with her husband, three children, five dogs, and a flock of chickens. When not taking care of necessary life stuff, she loves watching movies with her amazing husband, gaming with her kids, and exploring the fictional worlds and people that take up space inside her head. Her paranormal romance, Bound by Legend, is part of the Other Worlds Collection, a special $0.99 boxed set bundle of 20 PNR and SFR novels for a limited time. Preorder now! www.OtherWorldsCollection.com


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EXCERPT

Book Title: Bound by Legend
Paranormal romance or sci fi romance: paranormal romance

Teaser: She’s been fighting demons, literally and figuratively, on her own and she plans to keep it that way. He’s the dark angel assigned to protect her, if only he can convince her to let him.

Blurb:
At nineteen Morgan has already faced more loss than she can handle and has more experience living on the street than she wants. Unable to do anything other than keep on the move in order to hide from the demons that hunt her, she guards her heart and emotions carefully. But when the demons start talking to her and calling her by a name from another life, things spiral beyond her control.

Lucian, an ancient dark angel who has seen his fair share of lives, is happy being a free agent until he’s assigned to Morgan. Determined to do everything on her own, she’s unlike any channel he’s ever met.

As the danger mounts and a demon prepares to open a gateway to the underworld, Morgan must find a way to overcome her past in order stop him. Offered what her heart desperately wants, and holding a key that will close the gate but open another, Morgan struggles find the strength to make the right choice.

*Though this is book two of the series, it can be read as a stand alone*

Excerpt:
Lucy padded along beside her. Morgan had removed the dog’s blanket two days ago. Lucy was thinner than she would have liked, but at least her ribs weren’t showing. She would have to find more food for the dog soon. As it was, Morgan had given her everything she’d found over the last two days. Her stomach tightened at the thought of food, she ignored it. She was used to being hungry.

The wind picked up as she neared the tower and she jogged the last block, holding Lucy’s blanket close. The first drops began to fall and thunder rolled across the sky when she entered the alley. They made it inside just before the storm really let loose.

Jake was already there. He waved and walked over. “That guy was back at the soup kitchen last night looking for you.”

“What did you say?”

“I told him to get lost.” Jake studied her for a moment. “When was the last time you ate anything?”

“A couple of days ago.” Morgan gave Lucy’s head a pat.

“I see you have some lovely new bruises on your face. Everything okay?”

She shrugged. “A couple of guys tried to jump me early this morning. I guess they thought I was an easy mark.”

Jake laughed, though concern flickered in his gray eyes. “I hope you changed their minds.”

“Of course I did. You taught me well.” Morgan smiled. “Seriously, they barely hurt. The guys couldn’t hit worth a damn. A couple of punks who thought they were tough. Probably slumming. The way they went down, I can tell you they wouldn’t survive long if they actually had to live around here.”

Jake dug into his duffle bag and pulled out part of a sandwich and a hot dog minus its bun. “Take these and promise me you will split it with Lucy and not give it all to her.”

“I promise…mostly.” She quirked a grin at him and took the offered food.

Thunder rumbled beyond the cement walls. Morgan heaved a sigh. “I’m going to go sit by myself for a while. Thanks for the food Jake.”

“No problem. Since you have to stay away from the soup kitchen, and the other places we can easily get food, I figured you could use it.” He gave Lucy a pat on the head and walked away.

Morgan found the rusted metal stairs on the far side of the open space and climbed them to the second floor. There too, thick sheets of weathered plywood covered the front windows. On the side of the building opposite of where people entered below, large window holes gaped like empty eyes at the solid brick wall of the neighboring building across a narrow alley.
She crossed the floor littered with dirt, leaves and trash. Graffiti covered the walls, scrawled in every possible color of spray paint. Some was fairly artistic; most of it was either swear words in sloppy print or gang signs.

It was a relief to find the second floor empty. The gang signs put her on edge and twisted an uneasy knot in her stomach. She went to great lengths to avoid people associated with gangs. She had no interest in that lifestyle and here lately, they were infested more and more with lower-level demons.

If the tower had started housing gangs at times, she would have to find somewhere else to seek shelter. Denver was a big city, there were other places. The tower was just closer to the areas she preferred to haunt. In all likelihood, the gangs had tagged it and left. She hadn’t seen any of them here over the winter.

Taking a seat in one of the sills of the empty windows, she leaned against one edge and propped her feet in front of her, knees bent. She dropped her coats and Lucy’s blanket on the floor beside her so the dog would have something softer to lie on. Watching the rain was soothing so long as she wasn’t getting soaked by it. The wide window sill provided shelter and it helped that the wind came from the other direction.

Morgan tossed the tuna sandwich to Lucy who had settled on her blanket next to the window. Then she broke the hot dog in half and gave the larger half to the dog before shoving the remaining portion into her own mouth. She chewed it quickly and swallowed as she pulled a cigarette from the pack. Still a few left. It would last her for a couple more days if she was careful.

It took her three tries to get her lighter to work. She would have to either find one or steal one soon. Taking a long, deep drag, she leaned back and watched the rain pour down as the air around her subtly shifted. Like her ability to sense demons, she could also sense dark angels. Shit.

“Morgan Brooks? I’m Lucian Da Costa. I’m your new–”

“I know what you are.” She glanced at him, raking her gaze over his golden hair, tawny eyes, broad shoulders underneath a black t-shirt, and lean hips encased in blue jeans. He looked like Thor. Gorgeous, like all of them. She turned her attention back to the rain.

“Then why have you been so determined to avoid me?” He sounded impatient.

Smiling slightly, she took her time taking another drag off the cigarette. “That’s my business. Shame you couldn’t take the hint.”

“Damn it, Morgan, you aren’t safe out here. I have a house where you would be safe. I can help you with the influx of demons that seems to be taking place in this city.”

Taking another drag, she shot him a dismissive glance. “Go away, Lucian.”



Quote:

“It’s a strange thing to work so hard to live each day and be nothing at the same time.” ~ Morgan

Behind-the-scenes info:
Bound by Legend was the first time I wrote a heroine who felt she was truly broken. One who starts the book with nothing, not even a home and has to really work to overcome the walls she’s put up around her heart.

Anything else?
While this book is a standalone, it’s still a second book. Which means there is a first book, Bound by Time, and it’s only .99 and can be found on any platform.


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Pre-order now to secure YOUR copy of this limited edition Sci-Fi Romance and Paranormal Romance collection!

The book will be on sale for $0.99 during the tour.


Buy link
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Website
http://www.otherworldscollection.com/

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7 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

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Unknown said...

I enjoyed reading the excerpt and getting to know your book; congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

Rita Wray said...

I enjoyed the post, thank you.

Victoria Alexander said...

Great interview, thanks for sharing :)

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A.D.Trosper said...

My favorite show is Firefly.

Nikolina said...

I really enjoyed reading your interview, thank you!