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Saturday, August 31, 2013



Book one in the Blood Rose series

Available in Both Digital and Print at Amazon

Enter a world of blood-starved mastyr vampires and the rare women who can satisfy their deepest needs…

How can he resist his blood rose…
Gerrod, mastyr vampire of the Merhaine Realm, never thought to have his blood-needs satisfied by a mere human. But Abigail is no ordinary woman. She stuns him with her telepathy as well as the richness of her blood. However, her human DNA makes her an unacceptable mate. Yet how can Gerrod turn her away when she alone has satisfied his blood-starvation for the first time in a hundred-and-fifty-years? 

Will she fall to temptation and give herself to a vampire… 

When the dreaded enemy of all realm-folk, the Invictus, attacks at a fae wedding, Abigail’s simple human life gets turned upside down. She doesn’t know if she has the courage to pursue a path that means giving herself body and soul to a mastyr vampire. Will she return to her normal existence in Flagstaff, Arizona? Or will she embrace the dark…


Abigail chuckled once more, which brought Gerrod’s attention sharply back to the woman who had been tormenting him for an entire year. Her laughter glided over his nerves like a fine oil, which simply sent his temper into the top of his head all over again. Why did the human have to be here and why, by all that was worthy in his world, did he have to be drawn to her?
He cast about for the source of her laughter. She looked off to the right so he followed her gaze. One of the trolls had imbibed far too much wedding punch and was listing about. He had already bumped into a few of the guests. Next he jostled a large vampire, who in turn picked him up by the lapels of his lavender silk coat, and glared at the troll face to face. The wedding guests drew a combined gasp.
Vampires were not known for their sweet tempers. Fucking understatement that.
But the troll smiled sloppily and kissed the vampire on the nose. The vampire grimaced, called out a loud growling ‘ack’, spat off to his left side, but released the troll. The guests breathed again and many chuckled, especially Abigail, as the troll turned and shambled away.
By all the elf-lords, the damned woman laughed too much.
More than anything, he wished he had never heard of Abigail of Flagstaff, a mere human, a bakery owner, the latter being the why of her presence in his realm.
He had opposed the Merhaine Council approving her partnership with a fae to open a bakery in the nearby county of Hollow, one of Merhaine’s seven counties. He had believed from the first it was a mistake. However, and this for reasons he could not explain, Abigail was a favorite among realm-folk. She had been providing the sweet-loving trolls, faeries, and elves of his realm with cupcakes—for all the Nine Realms, cupcakes!—for well over a year. His castle even had a standing weekly order with her Flagstaff enterprise, a place called Just Too Sweet! Yes, with an exclamation point.
And now he felt like spitting.
Some of the council were looking to expand into the human world as well, which he believed to be a mistake of enormous proportions. Some of the drugs of the human world had already infected the less prosperous portions of his realm. Didn’t his realm have enough trouble managing the constant threat of the Invictus?
And yet, as he sniffed the breeze that flowed over the woman’s long red tresses, he could scent rosemary again, and he knew exactly what her skin would taste like beneath his tongue. His body reacted, sharpening, hardening, shuddering, until he was once more grateful for the long leather coat of his Guardsman uniform, and the snug buckled leather pants that held all his absurd firmness well in place.
The woman be damned.
His gaze shifted back to the drunken troll, who now listed sideways and fell into the three-tiered sage-and-honey wedding cake. The fae bride cried out and the groom’s cheeks showed an angry wash of red.
The guests, however, began to laugh and Abigail joined them.
He was angry all over again. How dare she laugh?
It was time he took her down a slat or two.


Caris Roane has published nine paranormal novels and novellas and writing as Valerie King, fifty Regency works.  In 2005, Romantic Times gave her a Career Achievement award in Regency Romance.  As Caris Roane, she currently writes paranormal romance for St. Martin’s Press and also self-publishes the continuing stories for her Guardians of Ascension series as well as stories set in other worlds. 
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Caris  is giving away the following prizes at the end of her tour.  There are two types of prizes:  The Tour Grand Prize and 1 Prize at Each Stop

TOUR GRAND PRIZE:  $25.00 Amazon e-Card, signed copy of ASCENSION, e-Copy of EMBRACE THE DARK, versatile calendar, notepad, notecards, sticky notes and romance trading cards!  

1 WINNER at each stop receives:  an e-Copy of EMBRACE THE DARK and an e-Copy of THE DARKENING

8/19- Mad Hatter Reads


8/21 - Romance Junkies

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8/22- Book Pages & Dripping Ink

8/22 - Froggarita's Bookcase

8/23- Book Monster Reviews

8/24- Miscellaneous Thoughts of A Bookaholic

8/24- Just Paranormal Romance

8/24- Crazy Four Books

8/25- Mythical Books

8/25- Literal Hotties Naughty Book reviews

8/26- Cocktails and Books

8/26 - Inner Goddess

8/26- Mary Abshire's Blog

8/27- Penny For Them
8/28- Victoria's Gossip

8/28- Page Flipperz

8/29- Books, Books & More Books

8/29 - Confessions of the Paranormal

8/30 - My Secret Romance

8/30- CS Maxwell's - Where's My Muse Blog

8/31- Kristina's Books & More

8/31- Wicked Readings by Tawania

8/31- Dalene's Book Reviews



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I need to tell someone about it, I just don't know how. I'm pushing everyone I love away, including my mom and my best friend Charlie.

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Heather is a devoted mother of three gorgeous boys.  She balances spending as much time with them as possible with writing, updating her Into the Night Reviews book blog and her day job.  Her love of animals sees her home in Canton, GA bursting with numerous dogs and ferrets.

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A talented singer, who once dreamed of pursuing a career in that field, she has put that goal aside in exchange for her writing.  A self proclaimed geek, whatever spare time she has is spent curled on the couch reading and listening to music.

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There will be a tour wide giveaway that you can include in your post, with 17 winners in total.  Prizes are:

1 x $50 Amazon Gift Card (international)
4 x signed paperbacks of Heartstrings (international)
2 x huge swag packs (US only) that will include $5 Amazon Gift Card, temporary tattoos, bookmark, guitar pic, signed postcard, bottlecap and a signed paperback.
10 x e-books of Heartstrings (international)