New release at www.amazon.com…The Deal (paranormal erotica)

December 15, 2011 at 11:39 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

photograph by jimmy thomas

The Deal (Paranormal Erotica)
Alessandra had an unwelcome visitor last night.
The incubus, Daragon, was intent on forcing the author into a soul-binding contract that she has no intention of agreeing to.
Last night, she resisted his temptations and his torments, but only just…
When Daragon comes to Alessandra for the second night in a row, he puts the same deal before her.
Will Alessandra be able to deny him a second time?
If she’s able to decline, will he give up and move on to another victim?
Her very soul is in jeopardy if she gives in to…The Deal.

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Delay in release of “In His Thrall” Paranormal Romance

March 2, 2010 at 11:28 pm (General News..., New Concepts Publishing Releases, Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

In His Thrall (Cover Art Still Unavailable)

In His Thrall (Cover Art Still Unavailable)

Hello, readers!

According to their website at http://www.newconceptspublishing.com , my eBook publisher New Concepts Publishing is experiencing a delay in their releases this week due to “a death in the family”.

Accordingly, the release of my paranormal romance/erotica “In His Thrall” has been postponed.

I will be sure to post when it is released.

In the meanwhile, my heartfelt condolences to the NCP family and their loved ones……

Sincere regards,

Amanda M. Holt

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Two CARNAL erotica releases comin’ up in March 2010

February 15, 2010 at 9:13 pm (eXtasy Books Releases, New Concepts Publishing Releases, Possible directions..., Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Well, folks, I have two excessively hot reads coming out in March of this year, one with each of my respective publishers.

I will post more details once I have some sexy cover art for ya!

Carnal Tale #1: “In His Thrall”
Paranormal Vampire Erotica
Publisher: New Concepts Publishing
http://www.newconceptspublishing.com
Due Out March 3rd!!!

Carnal Tale # 2: “Tales From The Owner-Operator of the
Boulevard Motor Hotel”
BDSM Erotica M/F F/F
FemDom FemFemDom MaleDom
Publisher: eXtasy Books
http://www.extasybooks.com
Due Out March 15th!!!

Stay tuned for more!

Thanks for your interest in my projects, and support of my nubile writing career!

Sincere regards,

Amanda M. Holt

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Spicy New Erotica Release by NCP!!!

February 15, 2010 at 9:02 pm (Grumble, Literary blunders..., New Concepts Publishing Releases, Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Cover art by Alex DeShanks

Hello again, people!

Today I advertise “An Unusual Encounter of the Rock Star Kind”, a contemporary paranormal romance novella, the blurb for which reads as follows:

“A chance encounter with the lead singer of a rock band leaves Cassandra rapt with anticipation. Les is everything that the young nurse has ever dreamed of – and the sexy drummer from Boston is even hotter up close in person! He is apologetic for accidentally knocking her to the frozen Winnipeg sidewalk, yet she barely feels the ice and snow with all the heat that is rushing through her core.

Cassandra wonders if his invitation to supper is as innocent as it seems. Is it his way of saying ‘sorry’, or the beginning of something more? She finds herself wondering: just how far is this encounter going to go?

More than that, she wonders: what will be for dessert?”

Rating: SPICY-Graphic language, one sex scene.

Genre: Contemporary Paranormal Romance.

This little novella has been a point of contention between myself and my editor at New Concepts Publishing. I felt that the tale should be told in present tense, first person. They felt that it was fine in its original version, of mixed present tense and past tense, as they felt that a story must be told in past tense, not moment by moment.

I wrote this piece entirely as a writing exercise, to flex my nubulous literary muscles (read: amateur finger flexes, ten thousand word repetitions). I wanted to test the waters, to try different tenses and see what the end result would be.

The end product? A product that my editors seemed thrilled with (thrilled enough to publish), but something that I feel is a touch awkward in its current state.

I guess the only way I’ll know for sure whether “An Unusual Encounter of the Rock Star Kind” is a hit or a miss is through book sales and love or hate mail as a direct result of that audience…

Either way, whether it sinks or swims, I welcome your critique, comments, and constructive criticism on the latter.

You can always email me at holt_writer@hotmail.com

My sincere thanks for your support and interest!

Amanda M. Holt

p.s. – cover artist is Alex DeShanks, who always does a lovely job!

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Reaper 4: Soul Talker

January 28, 2010 at 3:06 am (eXtasy Books Releases, Introduction to the Imagination of Amanda M. Holt, Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

Reaper 4: Soul Talker (Cover Art by Martine Jardin)

In Reaper 4: Soul Talker, the future of the Reaper is in the hands of two people: the unscrupulous Natalie Wyman (the clairvoyant youth who originally presented herself to Sam as an ally) and her lover, the police officer Neal Schroeder.

The result?

The Reaper ends up on the run from the law, seeking temporary sanctuary at her healer’s.

When an unlikely ally presents himself, offering his notable resources and uncanny talents, Samantha finds herself with a new friend who has potential to become something more. As the angel-human hybrid recovers from wounds suffered in the attack of the Shiro Tai, she grows stronger and more intent to get her life back on track.

But does she dare love again? Furthermore, with a calling such as hers – can she afford to let anyone get close to her?

Find out in this, book four of four currently in the Reaper Series (available now for download at http://www.extasybooks.com ! Search for Amanda M. Holt under Authors).

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Reaper 3: Evil Among Us

January 28, 2010 at 2:23 am (eXtasy Books Releases, Introduction to the Imagination of Amanda M. Holt, Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Reaper 3: Evil Among Us (Cover Art by Martine Jardin)

This third book in the Reaper Series, Reaper 3: Evil Among Us introduces a new villain to the Reaper’s world: her name is Lust, and she exudes a mind-controlling pheremone that places Samantha under her complete control for an evening of Sapphic pleasures. The morning brings with it the terrible truth and the burden of guilt. Samantha has always been bi curious, but she has just cheated on Neal with a stranger – a female stranger! Uncertain of whether or not she was forced into the encounter, or if she truly wanted Lust’s affections, Samantha struggles with feelings of guilt and unworthiness at Neal’s phone call: here’s yet another terrible secret that she must keep from him, if their relationship has any hope of lasting.

A new ally – or is it, enemy? – reveals herself in the form of a young girl – Natalie – who, though blind in one eye, has visions of the future. A dark future full of danger for the Reaper. The girl pleads with Samantha to welcome her as an ally. Does Samantha dare accept the girl’s help? Something about the young girl really rubs Samantha the wrong way…

After a massacre at a church brings Samantha perilously close to being apprehended by the authorities, she must use Neal as an alibi. Lying to her cop lover – yet again – is risky business. Off the hook, she evades suspicion once more, though just barely.

Fighting demons of the Hell dimension as surely as she fights the demons of her mind, Samantha goes toe to toe with opponents against whom she is helpless. They are the Shiro Tai, Japanese warriors whose holy fire burns through the black second-skin of her exoskeleton leaving her wounded and exposed.

Worse yet, Natalie has caught the entire thing on video!

Samantha runs to her healer for help, only to hear that Angela cannot heal these wounds. How is she going to explain these injuries to Neal and to her partner on the force? Furthermore, if Natalie goes to the media with her recording, her life – as she knows it – is over!

What does the future hold for a woman who’s on the verge of losing EVERYTHING?

Find out in this, the third of four books (currently) in the Reaper Series (available for download now from http://www.extasybooks.com ! Search for Amanda M. Holt under Authors)

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Reaper 2: Villains and Allies

January 28, 2010 at 1:25 am (eXtasy Books Releases, Introduction to the Imagination of Amanda M. Holt, Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Reaper 2: Villains and Allies (Cover Art by Martine Jardin)

In the sequel to Reaper: The Beginning, Reaper 2: Villains and Allies further reveals the mystery behind the origin of Samantha Bennet’s supernatural abilities and the challenges that she faces in balancing her duties as a police officer with her actions as a vigilante. As the Reaper (as Heaven’s judge, jury and executioner) she leads a life of solitude with few allies and countless enemies.

Samantha discovers a new vulnerability after a militant sect of a zealous religious order attacks and wounds her. She must turn to her only source of help, Angela, a white witch and healer whose own mysterious history traces back to the birth of the Pyramids.

With a telltale scar marking where the Hunters’ weapon dealt its fateful blow, Sam fears that her boyfriend – and fellow officer of the law, Neal – will take note of it and become suspicious that things are not as they seem.

When villains of both the human and supernatural variety make it difficult for Samantha to lead her double life, she deals with them the only way she knows how: with gratuitous violence!

How far will she go the enact Heaven’s brand of justice?

Find out in this, the second of four books (currently) in the Reaper Series (available for download at http://www.extasybooks.com – search for Amanda M. Holt under Authors).

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Hello readers!

January 15, 2010 at 2:52 am (Introduction to the Imagination of Amanda M. Holt, Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Welcome to my first blog entry! 

This blog will serve as a historian for my progress as an author from January 14, 2010 on.  I intend to use this blog to highlight my accomplishments and setbacks as I venture further up (or is it all down now?) the learning curve of the publishing world.  I will also use this blog to document the progress on novels that I am developing, as well as other projects as they arise.

As things stand, I suppose I can be considered a published author – even though my manuscripts haven’t made it into the hands of any of those New York giants.  As of today, my eBooks are available for download from New Concepts Publishing (www.newconceptspublishing.com) and eXtasy Books (www.extasybooks.com). 

These eBooks are as follows:

New Concepts Publishing

Of Crimson Blood And Ivory Skin (Paranormal Vampire Menage Erotica)

Blood Song: The Captive (Paranormal Werewolf Erotica)

Guarding Miranda (Contemporary Romance)

Extasy Books

Reaper: The Beginning (Paranormal/Horror Erotica)

Reaper 2: Villains and Allies (Paranormal/Horror Erotica)

Reaper 3: Evil Among Us (Paranormal/Horror Erotica)

Reaper 4: Soultalker (Paranormal/Horror Erotica)

Two Weeks (Contemporary Romantic Erotica with a touch of BDSM)

The L-Word (Contemporary Romantic Erotica with a touch of BDSM)

As future titles are published, I will make a note of it on this blog, as well as my own author website at www.amandamholt.com .

So what’s on my laptop’s desktop at the moment? 

 …the edit that I just recently completed for “Tomorrow: Part One” (a fantasy romance piece that is more sensual than erotic and is slated to be published by eXtasy’s mainstream imprint Devine Destinies in February). 

…the first chapter of “The Distinguishing Women’s Cookbook”, a paranormal romance that I’m very excited about (polished off 4,200 words last night).

…the first draft of my horror short titled “Baba Hryscenko’s Special Borscht”.

…the first seventy-some odd pages of a fantasy story titled “Slayer of the Goblin King” (cheesy, I know – but that’s what it’s about!).

…the first 10,000 words of “Ana: The Captive” (working title) about a tribal warrior in a post-apocalyptic world. 

…the first two chapters of the contemporary erotica romp titled “Getting Lucky” (I may have to change the title for this, it occurs to me that there might be more than a few “Getting Lucky” titles out there).

…assorted other odds and ends.  I’ll pick up right where I left off writing them when the mood strikes me.

So I think that about does it for my first blog entry.  I’ll poke my nose around the Blog Universe and see what blogging is actually supposed to entail. 

Hopefully, I’ll have more (or less?) to offer for word count next time.

Stay tuned for more! (I can guarantee you this much.  When it comes to me and writing, there’s always bound to be more!)

Sincere regards,

Amanda M. Holt

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