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!
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.
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!
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!
“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?
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!
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!
I’m a few days late in my usual weekly updates post, but I figured I’d wait until today so I could say — Happy Valentine’s Day!!!
Now I know a lot of people aren’t huge fans of this Holiday, but as for me — it’s an entire Holiday based on love and chocolate. How can we not like it? And I promise, hubby and I don’t do anything over the top special! Even when I was single, I’d visit with a good book boyfriend, drink some champagne and eat chocolate covered strawberries and I was in heaven 🙂 So yes, I’m one of THOSE people who happen to like Valentine’s Day … speaking of which I need to go get some champagne today!
This past Monday, I went live on Facebook and gave some updates of things happening this week, but I also talked for the first time about my New Work In Progress!! More on that momentarily!
A few updates and things to be on the lookout for this week:
- I’ve joined the world of Facebook and now have a personal page! Before I just had my Business Page, but found it easier to interact in Groups, Giveaways and Takeovers with a personal page. SO — feel free to “Friend Me” and have another way to get in touch and chat with me!
- Laura Lee, a Paranormal, Urban Fantasy & Contemporary Romance Author, has released her final book in the Pixie Dust Chronicles, Elemental Magicks! YAY! This is a fantastic paranormal romance / urban fantasy series! She’s going to be having a HUGE Release Party on Facebook this Friday, February 16th from 12 PM EST – 9 PM EST! There will be multiple authors taking over her page for giveaways and some fun all day! I will be doing an Author Takeover during the Release Party from 2:00 – 2:30 PM EST!! I’ll have my own giveaways and games and I can’t wait! Click here to join Laura Lee’s Lounge so that you can take part in the event, the Elemental Magicks Release Party!
- Finally, Protected (Book 1 in the Ariya Adams Trilogy) is part of the Paranormal Romance Lovers’ Valentine’s Day Sale! You can snag Protected on Amazon for just $.99!!! Check out some of the other awesome finds available for you this Valentine’s Day as part of their sale here: Paranormal Romance Lover’s V-Day Sale
Now onto the Work in Progress Announcement: I’m so excited about this book. I haven’t been this excited about writing in a while, so I can’t wait to get more done and share some additional details with you all! For now, what I can tell you is that this book will focus on our main character, Jules Parker. Jules is a 24-year-old in her final year of a Master’s Program. She has an internship at Falcone Industries, the number one pharmaceutical company in the U.S. She hopes to become a Research Scientist, with a focus in Genetic Research. It’s a paranormal romance, so you know things aren’t going to go smoothly for Jules for very long. She’ll get going on quite an adventure and we will get to meet some of her good friends, and some sexy new additions to her life along the way! This book does not have a title right now, but I’ll be sure to update you as soon as things get further along! The book will focus on vampires and vampire hunters! I can’t WAIT to share more!! Any thoughts so far???
That’s about all from me for now! Have a great rest of your week, and hopefully I’ll chat with some of you during Laura Lee’s Release Party on Facebook this Friday!
So we didn’t quite reach our goal of 10 new followers and 850 Facebook fans, but you know what? I still can’t keep it in! Drum Roll please …*insert drumming noise here* … the title for Book 2 in the Ariya Adams Trilogy is:
Yep, Awakened. Oh, I can’t wait for you all to read it. I have had more fun with Book 2 than I did with Book 1. Now, I did promise a teaser, too, if we reached the goal. Again, can’t hold it in. But instead of a new one (well for some it will be new) I’m going to post a teaser that I gave to the wonderful Bridgette (http://bookwormbridgette.blogspot.com/2013/08/review-protected-ariya-adams-trilogy.html) in an author interview previously. Please note this version has not been through final edits. Enjoy!
I barely turned the knob on the front door when Caroline froze. Her head jerked to the side. “Get inside the house.” She hesitated only a moment longer before turning and pushing me through the door. She locked it behind her and whipped her cell phone out.
“Damn it,” she said under her breath as she shoved her phone into her back pocket.
“What’s wrong?” My heartbeat steadily started increasing. Caroline seemed concerned and James and Nick were still out there somewhere.
She didn’t answer me but turned towards the large windows in the family room. She looked around for a moment longer before shoving me to a bedroom adjacent to James’ “Get to that room, now. Lock the door and do not come out.”
“What? No, come with me. What’s going on?”
“Ariya, go. Please don’t argue. I’m fine, but I can’t worry about you if I’m going to handle this shit.”
“What do you mean handle this? I’m not leaving you,” I walked closer to her as I spoke.
“You will cause me to be distracted and that will put me in danger. Do you understand?” Her voice startled me and I turned heading for the room I hadn’t been in yet. I peeked back over at her as I got to the door. A noise at the front of the house made me jump.
“Now,” Caroline whispered urgently. She stood as if she was ready to pounce on something. “Not a word, Ariya, I mean it. And shut the door.”
Before I obeyed and shut the door, I heard a terrifying sound. It sounded like nails scraping down glass. Caroline’s body jerked from the front door over to the living room windows as a voice sounded from somewhere outside.
“Come out, come out wherever you are.” I heard. Frightened by the malice of the voice, I quickly shut the door I was hidden behind and locked it as instructed.
Caroline is fine, she’s a vampire. Whatever that is, she can handle it.
I tried convincing myself of her safety, but I was frightened. I could feel terror welling in my gut, creeping up into my chest and causing my breathing to become erratic.
Outside the door, I heard glass shatter followed by a snarl. Oh please, please let Care be okay, I prayed silently.
Noises outside the door increased. I could hear banging, growling, and tearing. I didn’t want to know what the tearing was. I was caught between wanting to do something to help and the words Caroline said to me about her being in more danger if I didn’t stay put. It sounded like a warzone outside the door, it couldn’t be good. Where were James and Nick?
Hope you liked it! So, what do you think of the title, Awakened???
I am so excited about this news!! James Rymer, our sexy male lead from Protected (Book 1 in the Ariya Adams trilogy), has agreed to answer some of our questions! EEK!! SO…here is a call for questions. Does anyone have anything they would like to know about James? Or about his life as a Protector? Or just about him in general?
I will be collecting questions over the next week for James to answer. He’s going to be hanging out with me next Tuesday night to answer all questions that have been submitted.
So get your questions in from now until next Tuesday (July 23rd). I’ll try to get to all of them, if James has enough time. I know I’m excited, and I hope you are too.
Have I mentioned…James is going to pick his favorite question and that person is going to get a SNEAK PEEK at Book 2 in the Ariya Adams trilogy! James will choose what that sneak peek is PERSONALLY!!! Oh man, I can’t wait!
So, comment below, use the Contact Me form on this website, tweet me at @applegak, or post on my Facebook Author Page with any and all of your questions.
Next Tuesday, check back for James’ answers and to find out who the winner of a Sneak Peek at Book 2 is!