“In His Thrall”, paranormal/vampire erotica reviewed by Romance at Heart reviews!

March 26, 2010 at 4:01 am (General News..., Possible directions..., Reviews, Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Cover art for In His Thrall by Alex DeShanks

Rose of Romance at Heart Reviews wrote a lovely review for “In His Thrall” my vampire/paranormal romance yesterday! To read her review, visit http://romanceatheart.com/shortbooks/inhisthrall.html or read below!

Title: In His Thrall
Author: Amanda M. Holt

Published in March 2010 by New Concepts Publishing
Genre: Paranormal/Vampire
ISBN: N/A

Other Books by Amanda: An Unusual Encounter of the Rock Star Kind,
Of Crimson Blood and Ivory Skin, Guarding Miranda, The Captive

Sherisse Fairchild was anxious to get to the dinner party being held at the Manhattan penthouse of Sergei Ivanovich, the Russian Vampire Prince. She had plans for him, and she hoped he would fall into them. She remembered the last time they were together, and longed to be the object of his affections again. She was not prepared for what the future would bring her this night, so she blythely went forward with her plans, dressing to catch Sergei’s attention, and hoping she would be spending some quality time with him as she planned. Getting there, she does catch his eye, but she also catches the eye of a mind demon named Carlos Garcia Ramirez. The innocent contact of a handshake knocks Sherisse on her back, and had all attention on her, including the ancient mystic named Marcus. The outcome is definitely not something she has planned for, and although it truly ticks Sergei off, she can’t help but wonder if it is not the Fates at work

The woman in the blood-red dress has Carlos Garcia Ramires’ full attention, and his body is suddenly hammering at him like never before. A half-blood demon, he has never really explored all his talents and powers, but he is truly psychic and drawn to the woman. Having a nasty ghost haunting him doesn’t help, and yet the spite of the apparition can’t dampen his attraction to her. He is not expecting the shock of her hand meeting his, and is totally shocked at the actual sparks of current that fly between them. He is also surprised to learn he has bonded with her, and as the drama unfolds, he realizes this could be a permant condition, and if so, it is not one he would mind a whole lot. He also knows he doesn’t want her as a slave, but he does want her badly, in his life, in his heart, and definitely in his bed. If that will work out, he will be more than a happy man, he will truly have achieved a state of bliss. Maybe dreams do come true for some, but he is not quite certain where it will lead him tonight.

A posh party of the Old Cabal is the setting of In His Thrall. The characters are not really expecting anything but the excitement usually availabel at one of Prince Sergei’s parties, but for two of the guests, it will turn out to be something more. It is usually the vampire who enthralls his or her prey, but this time, in an unpresidented accident, Sherisse finds herself bonded to a half-breed human/mind demon, and that throws all her carefully laid plans out the window. Carlos is totally floored that he has this power, and where they go from here is something only the reader will know. This story is strange, delightful, well written, and a real twist on the standard vampire tale. Amanda M. Holt takes the reader on a wild ride, and where it stops, no one really knows. For readers who enjoy a good “fang tale,” this short is a quick, easy, and most satisfying read, and one I heartily recommend. In His Thrall is available now at New Concepts Publishing, and well worth the price in my opinion. Check it out for yourself and I don’t think you will be disappointed.

Yours in good reading,
Rose!

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“In His Thrall” new Carnal Paranormal Vampire Erotica eBook released today at NCP!

March 10, 2010 at 10:48 pm (General News..., New Concepts Publishing Releases, Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Cover art for In His Thrall by Alex DeShanks

This is a very hectic time for me right now, school wise, as I race to the finish to complete my Bachelor of Nursing program — but not SO busy that I would forget to post about my new release at New Concepts Publishing http://www.newconceptspublishing.com

This week, they have posted my carnal paranormal vampire erotica, “In His Thrall”, featuring the masterless (or perhaps not so masterless) vampire Sherisse and the half-demon mind reader who possesses her with a single touch.

The book blurb reads: “At a party thrown by one of her ongoing romantic entanglements, a chance encounter with a half-demon has unexpected results for Sherisse. Fascinated by the beauty of the vampire before him, Carlos cannot entirely contain his interest in Sherrise – he accidentally possesses her when they touch and their minds become inexplicably linked. Sherisse hasn’t had a Master in nearly a century – and she refuses to be bound to anyone for any reason! Fate, however, has something else in store for her…

As the night goes on and her situation becomes more concrete, Sherisse can’t deny her attraction to Carlos and the promise of hot-blooded passion within him. Whatever are they going to do about the animal attraction between them? Especially now that they are privy to each others’ innermost thoughts and desires?

Furthermore, when will the possession wear off?”

If you enjoy your blood suckers drop dead sexy and your half-demons hot enough to melt your hard drive, then this may be a tale for you!

This story is a little graphic in places, so buyers beware!

I genuinely hope that you enjoy the naughty little erotica adventure that I’ve written for you!

Sincere regards and happy reading,

Amanda M. Holt

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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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Paranormal Vampire Erotica due out March 3rd from NCP, also…

January 16, 2010 at 3:33 am (New Concepts Publishing Releases, Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , )

There are two things I’d like to briefly touch on today.

Item A: My publisher, NCP (www.newconceptspublishing.com)  is slated to release my paranormal vampire erotica “In His Thrall” on March 3rd.  This novella, like a few of the others that I have written for them, is rated CARNAL, so consider yourself fair warned 🙂

Item B: One of my editors from my other publisher (Extasy Books) somehow got the erroneous impression that I have Book 5 of my Reaper Series ready for her to edit.  I’m not sure how or why my editor came to this conclusion, but for any Reaper fans who might be wondering when the next installment of the Reaper Series will be out, I’m afraid I only have this to offer: it’s coming, just not any time soon.

You see, I am in the second semester of my fourth year of my Bachelor of Nursing program, which is turning out to be a little more time-consuming than I had originally thought.  I don’t have the time or energy to commit to finishing a project like Reaper 5 by a certain deadline, I’m sorry to say.  Not right now.  I will have time, here and there, to do creative writing — I always find time for that — but it’s a matter of a few thousand words every so often on assorted projects, not a matter of pouring 80,000 – 100,000 words into a single project with that as the focus of your efforts!  My Reaper Series is dear to my heart and takes a certain mind set to write (blood and sex and violence…a Nephalim [angel-human hybrid for those of you who didn’t know] doing Heaven’s dirty work, yes you have to be on a certain wavelength to write THAT kind of stuff).  I am not of (or in) that mind set at the current time.

So there you have it!  Two new developments in my colorful little world!

Sincere regards,

Amanda M. Holt

p.s. – I can’t wait until the Red Cross sets up a donation system here in Canada like the one in the US.  For those of you who didn’t already know, in the USA you can donate $10 to the Red Cross to go directly to the aid of the Haitian people by texting HAITI to 90999.

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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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