NEW TEASER – Alliance of Power Duology Book 2

Check out this all-new teaser to the 2nd book in the Alliance of Power Duology! The title and cover will be released soon, and the book is set to be released in  March 2019!

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The doors to the room flew open and a domineering man snarled as he entered. “Kellan! Lucian! So help me you had better be right and have gotten to her after you let him get away.”

I was barely breathing as I started wide-eyed at the man who had entered the room. His dark hair was combed and gelled to the side, slicked back in a perfect fashion. He wore a gray button up shirt that had the top few buttons undone, with the sleeves rolled up to his elbows. His black slacks hung fitted around his waist and followed his movements perfectly, like they were made just for him. The veins in his forearms and exposed neck were visible as he yelled in anger at Kellan, and the man next to me, who I assumed to be Lucian.

This man was terrifying, but incredibly alluring at the same time. I knew he was dangerous, I sensed it, but his appearance made him come off like he was a handsome superstar, instead of a threat. I was confident he was a vampire. I was also confident he probably didn’t have a hard time catching his prey looking the way he did.

The man next to me finally stopped muttering incoherently and stepped back, giddy with excitement as he turned slightly to face the man who had just entered the room.

“My King, she’s here,” he said in a reverent tone.

The man’s attention snapped to me and the corner of the left side of his mouth turned up. He stalked towards me slowly and bowed his head, searching my eyes, or Kellan’s because I wasn’t sure if I was actually here with him.

His finger slipped under my chin and I felt a cold fear tingle down my neck. “Jules Van Helsing. We’re about to have so much fun together.” I shivered as he leaned in closer to my ear. “Come to me now, or Seeley Ronan dies.”

“No,” I gasped, feeling like I was being pulled away suddenly.

I had to get away. I had to wake up. This was a nightmare, a terrible nightmare.

“We’re losing her, Mathias,” Lucian said.

My eyes snapped quickly back to the man before me and widened. I was staring at Mathias, and he knew who I was. I screamed.

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So, what do you think? Have you read “A Hunter Within” yet? If not – make sure you do so before the 2nd book comes out! You can find it on Amazon and FREE on Kindle Unlimited HERE!

Updates & An All New Teaser!

It has been a long time since I’ve done a post here for you all! I apologize for that. I’m here to giive you a comprehensive look at what I’m writing, my schedule AND give you a sneak peak teaser of my latest Work-In-Progress, Rightful Reign!

As many of you know, A Hunter Within (Book 1 in the Alliance of Power Duology) was released this past July! It has received fantastic reviews, and I’m absolutely thrilled you all are enjoying this new series! Psst, if you haven’t snagged it, you can on Amazon & Kindle Unlimited here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FKWSSLV/

In other news, the Ariya Adams Trilogy is being put back into Kindle Unlimited!! Starting November 15th, you can read the entire Ariya Adams Trilogy for FREE on KU? Not on Amazon? Check out the series page on my website here to snag it now on B&N, Kobo, Google Play and iBooks before it’s too late!  Did you know, if you sign up for my Monthly Newsletter you can get Protected (Book 1 in the Ariya Adams Trilogy) for free as a thank you??? Get in on that right here:http://eepurl.com/di6Zef

Now that you know what’s out NOW, let’s get onto the NEW items!! My next release will be Rightful Reign! Rightful Reign is part of a limited edition, paranormal romance and urban fantasy boxed set releasing in early February 2019!! There will be a follow on novel coming out around the same time as well! Which means, you can read the book in the boxed set and continue right onto the conclusion! The title to the follow on novel, as well as the Series itself and cover reveals, are forthcoming. Make sure to stay tuned for that! Here’s a teaser to Rightful Reign to wet your appetite!

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“Who are you and why are you following me?” I repeated.

He raised one eyebrow smugly and began stalking around me, taking me in.

I huffed at his demeanor and wandering eyes.

“Excuse me?” I said, forcefully, knowing full well I needed to sound more disgusted that I felt. At the moment, his eyes made me more nervous than uncomfortable. “Do you mind?”

He came around front again, facing me and folded his arms across his chest. His white shirt was slightly damp on his chest, no doubt thanks to the stifling air. The lone breeze from earlier had been hot and dense and did nothing for the heat. He stood there, still watching me not saying a thing. His silence was bordering on the edge of uncomfortable, but I wouldn’t show him anything that made him think I was yielding to him in any way. If that’s what he was looking for, he had another thing coming.

Instead, I stood more proudly, hands on my hips and arched my own brow waiting in response.

“Someone seems to think you may cause some trouble,” he said in a voice that would have brought me to my knees if I hadn’t been trying so hard to be determined and strong in his presence. 𝘋𝘢𝘮𝘯 𝘪𝘵, 𝘴𝘯𝘢𝘱 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘪𝘵.

“What are you?” I asked, standing my ground.

He smiled slightly. “None of your concern. But I’m not here to harm you,” he said.

I snorted at the remark. He was certainly eyeing me up like a target. “Then what do you want?” I asked.

“I happened to stumble into this little mess and couldn’t help but watch. You just kicked three wolves’ asses on their own land. I’d call that disrupting the peace,” he said, tilting his head to the side and studying me.

“I’d call it a typical Monday,” I retorted, increasingly frustrated with his indignant behavior towards me when I didn’t know who he was.

His lips tugged into a more genuine smile, but only momentarily. “I’ll see you around then.”

And with that he was gone.

𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵?

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Yesss! I can’t wait for that one to come out! As if all of that wasn’t enough, I have a few more things in the works. Book 2 in the Alliance of Power Duology is on my work schedule as well. I’m hoping for a March 2019 release for that one, but will be keeping you posted on the specific date as soon as I have it. I’m also working on a time-traveler series that I have been waiting to jump in on for quite some time. There will be 2 – 3 books in that series released in 2019 as well!

As you can see, it is going to be a BUSY 2019, and I can’t wait to share it with you! Follow me on Social Media or here on the website where I’ll be announcing progress, news and more!

Amazon Gift Card Giveaway This Week on my Facebook Page!

Amazon Gift Card Giveaway This Week on my Facebook Page!

Happy Tuesday & Happy May! Seriously, where is 2018 going? I can’t believe we are in May already!

I hopped on my weekly check-in last night on my Facebook page and talked about this, but in case you missed it … here are some highlights of what’s happening this week!

I’m going to be chatting about the Ariya Adams Trilogy (my debut paranormal romance series) this week on my social media channels. On Facebook, I’ll be looking for LIKES and COMMENTS for participation entries into a $5 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway! On Sunday, May 6th, I’ll be drawing a winner! So the more you participate, the more entries you’ll get! I’ll also be asking who hasn’t read Protected (Book 1 in the Ariya Adams Trilogy) and I’l be giving away a free e-book copy for you to start the series!

GIVEAWAY

It should be a fun week! There will be teasers, fun questions, games and perhaps a drop in from my characters themselves! Make sure you have LIKED my Facebook Page: CLICK HERE! Then comment and like on all of the posts going up this week! Remember, the more participation you have, the more entries into the drawing I’ll be doing Sunday!

Have fun with it and I’ll look forward to chatting with you over on my Facebook this week 🙂

Work In Progress Title Announcement & Teaser

Happy Monday!

I’m getting ready to hop on and do my weekly live check-in on Facebook (@ 8:30 PM EST), but since I’ve been quiet on here, I wanted to say hello before I head on over there 🙂

By now, if you follow ANY of my Social Media sites, or subscribe to my Newsletter, you’ve heard the updates on my new work in progress. Just in case you haven’t, I wanted to post a special something here as well for you!!

My current work in progress, which is a paranormal romance / urban fantasy novel is titled A Hunter Within! This will be Book 1 in a Duology. The release date is still in the works, but it will be launching THIS JULY 2018!!

I can’t wait to share another book and new characters with you. So far, you all have only met Ariya Adams in her trilogy. I’m nervous, but filled with excitement, about introducing you to some new characters in an all-new series!

Along with the title announcement I made last week, I also posted the first ever teaser of A Hunter Within. It can be found right here on my webpage: https://www.authorannaapplegate.com/a-hunter-within/a-hunter-within-teasers/

A few things I wanted to make sure you all were aware of (since it feels like so much is happening right now):

  • There is currently a Character Contest taking place right now exclusively for my Newsletter Subscribers! Those who are part of my newsletter list have received information on how to get entered to have a character in A Hunter Within named after them!! Do you want in? My next newsletter goes out TOMORROW (April 24th)! Make sure you are signed up here so that you don’t miss out on anything: http://eepurl.com/di6Zef
  • A Hunter Within will be going to the editor on June 8th!

Those are the big news items I wanted to make sure you were looped in on!

If you’re around tonight, come join me on Facebook. I’m there each Monday at 8:30 PM EST and would love to chat with you! Otherwise, stay tuned for more info on A Hunter Within coming your way soon!

 

Big Updates & B2BCYCON!

Big Updates & B2BCYCON!

Hey everyone! It has been a few weeks since I posted here. I’ve been doing my Weekly Lives on Facebook, so if you’re looking for me – I’ve been on my social media sites 🙂 BUT, I don’t mean to leave you all hanging here – so sit back, relax and get ready for lots of EXCITING updates & this week’s theme and focus — Brain to Books Cyber Convention & Book Expo (B2BCYCON)!!

So, FIRST … Updates! Man, are there quite a few! My first newsletter launched last week (March 27th) and I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to those of you who responded and gave feedback! It looks like you all enjoyed it, and I’m so excited! As I’ve mentioned a few times, there is an Exclusive Character Contest going on right now for my newsletter subscribers. You can have a character in my upcoming novel named after YOU!! The contest is running through May 8th, so you still have time to hop on the subscriber’s list and get in on entering! The next newsletter will go out Tuesday, April 24th!

There are 2 ways to sign up for the Newsletter:

  1. Download the 1st two chapters of Protected for FREE, while also getting your name on the subscription list: http://bit.ly/2EgYs1r
  2. Already read Protected? Simply sign up for the newsletter subscription list here: http://eepurl.com/di6Zef 

In other news … the 1st draft of my current work in progress is DONE! EEK! I am so excited. I’m editing everything now and will be sending it to my writing sisters and beta readers soon. The book will officially go to my editor on June 8th. Stay tuned for an announcement on the release date! I will tell you that I am looking at a SUMMER 2018 launch! It’s almost here! 🙂 I’ll also be announcing the title of the book in the next few weeks, so make sure you’re checking in with me on social media occasionally for those updates!

See what I mean? Lots of BIG updates took place during my Weekly Live Check-In on Facebook this week! I hop on each week at 8:00 PM EST so make sure you’re joining me there!

Now, onto what I’ll be focusing on and chatting with everyone about this week — the Brain to Books Cyber Convention & Book Expo … or B2BCYCON 2018!!

Cover B2BCYCON

I will be taking part in this FREE, ALL ONLINE Book Convention and Expo this week! This is going to be SO much fun! This is like a virtual tradeshow of books — there is an expo where you can browse books of ALL genres, check out excerpts from various authors, watch as authors read excerpts from their books, see different interviews, panels, etc. There is also a Cover Wars Tournament and Character Tournament! It’s going to be an incredibly fun three days online, so you can enjoy all of it from the comfort of your home, in your pajamas!!

The Ariya Adams Trilogy will be a part of the Book Expo. I also have an expert from Protected that is part of the Just Read portion of the convention.

I would love your help for one part of the convention this week. My covers, designed by the incredible Cover Me Pretty, are part of the Cover Wars in the Paranormal Romance / Urban Fantasy category. Starting at 9 PM on April 5th, you can log on and start voting for your favorite covers. It’s set up as a bracket style, with different rounds of voting, culminating in a winner at the end of the convention! I’d love if you stop by and have a minute to vote. I can’t take much credit for my covers, Cover Me Pretty did all the concepts and work and while I may be biased, I LOVE what she created for me!

I’ll post the direct link, but you can access the main Cover Wars link, and then select the Paranormal Romance Category starting April 5th here: http://b2bcycon.com/cover-wars/ 

You can get in on all of the amazing content of B2BCYCON here: http://b2bcycon.com! Make sure you stop by starting April 6th!!

That’s all I have for you for now!! Have a FANTASTIC week, everyone!