Showing posts with label Erica Hayes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Erica Hayes. Show all posts

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Winners x 18! - October 21, 2012

and the winners are...


Dark Currents (Agent of Hel 1) by Jacqueline Carey - Read the Interview and enter here.


Question:  Would you like to vacation in a resort town with an out in the open eldritch community?

Dawn Prough who said...

I don't like to poke bears, so I don't know if I'd go to a supernatural town and look for them. Besides, as another commentor mentioned, they are living creatures and it is mean to go and stare at them like they are exhibits for your entertainment.






Revelation (The Seven Signs 1) by Erica Hayes - Read the Interview here.


Question:  What is one of your favorite novels featuring Angels or Archangels?

books4me who said...

I can't recall the name of the exact series but it's by Felicity Heaton, I think...I haven't read too many angel series!






Dark Light of Day (Noon Onyx 1) by Jill Archer - Read the Interview here.


Question:  What is one of your favorite stories featuring demons?

Sullivan McPig who said...

Hmmm... I think that would have to be A Brush of Darkness by Allison Pang.




3 copies of Bad Glass by Richard E. Gropp - Read the Interview here. US/Canada Only


Question: What is one of your favorite apocalyptic or "weird city" stories?(stories = novels, comics, short stories, movies, etc.)

bn100 who said...

I like Article 5.


Cindy who said...

I like the British comic Nemesis the Warlock.


Alyn who said...

I liked Battle Royale.






The Wrong Goodbye (The Collector 2) by Chris F. Holm - Read the Interview here.


Question:  Have you read any supernatural noir or any noir novels? If yes, name one. If not, what is one of your favorite Urban Fantasy novels?

Barbara E. who said...

I really enjoyed Already Dead by Charlie Huston - a hardboiled detective who's also a vampyre, it's a great story. My favorite urban fantasy series is Jennifer Estep's Elemental Assassin.




Immortal Surrender (The Curse of the Templars 2) by Claire Ashgrove - Read the Guest Post here


Question:  Do you have any favorite stories, movies, comics that feature Knights(Templar or other)?

Leah Weller who said..

I have so many...... Tristan and Isolde, Timeline, Guinevere, Kingdom Of Heaven, King Arthur, First Knight, just to name a few. As for books, Immortal Hope was amazing. I can't wait to read about Farran! Congratulations on the release and thank you for the chance in the giveaway. :)






Incarnation by Emma Cornwall - Read the Interview here.  US ONLY


Question:  What is one of your favorite vampire novels?

rissatoo who said...

My first real vampire read will always be a favorite: Interview With The Vampire. But I've read SO many wonderful takes on vampires - from Stoker's scary Dracula, to Bartlett's light & frothy Glory StClair, and LKH's sensual Jean Claude - I just LOOOOOVE a good vampire world! :)

I'll keep my eye out for this one.






ARC of Something Red by Douglas Nicholas - Read the Interview here.

ARC COVER IS DIFFERENT!
Question:  What is one of your favorite novels that is not set in the present day?

Stephanie who said...

The Great Gatsby!






A Lady and Her Magic by Tammy Falkner - Read the Interview here.  US/CANADA ONLY


Question:  What is your favorite era of British History - Tudor, Victorian, Regency, etc?

Di who said...

I enjoy all the periods, but Medieval & Regency are the ones I keep going back to.






The Well of Tears (The Dream Stewards 1) by Roberta Trahan - Read the Interview here.


Question:  Who is one of your favorite rulers (queen, king, etc.) from history or myth?

Carl who said...

Arthur, of course, must be one of nearly everyone's favorites. I also enjoy the villains, Richard III for example, but I don't think I would have liked to have known him very well.






The Corpse-Rat King by Lee Battersby - Read the Interview here.


Question:  Do you work better under pressure to meet a deadline?

Tim who said...

I work well under pressure, but I think too much pressure makes for an inferior product.






The White Forest by Adam McOmber - Read the Interview here.


Question:  Do you have any favorite time period settings for novels? Which?

erin who said...

Thanks for a great post and congrat to Adam on the new release! I've been reading such awesome reviews for this book it as already on my "want" list :) I truly don't have a fav time period. I'm pick up what sounds interesting to me and I figure, I'm a long for the ride and I'll go where ever and whenever an author wants to take me :) I'm just looking for a great story and characters I can connect to.






Charming Blue, Wickedly Charming, Thoroughly Kissed, and Utterly Charming by Kristine Grayson - Read the Guest Blog here.



Question:  Who would be your Prince or Princess Charming and why?(The Prince or Princess may be imaginary or real, of course.)

June M. who said...

I don't have a real Prince Charming in my life. Most of the heroes that I really like would not exactly be known as Prince Charming either, I tend to like the Alpha-Dominate bad-boys :) Some of my faves include Wraith from the Demonica series (along with Ares & Than from LoD), and I love the Masters in Cherise Sinclair & Kallypso Masters books.






Three copies of Fair Game (Guardian 3) by Taylor Keating - Read the Interview here. US/CANADA


Question:  What are some of your favorite video games?

Debby who said...

Amazing excerpt. I would love to read more. I am not a big game player. I just like to play block games.


Rebe who said...

I'm not much of a gamer, to be honest. I think my favorite video game is Ms. PacMan (which soooo dates me, lol)!


Barb P who said...

I'm not really a gamer. Probably the last video game that I played was Star Wars Pod Racers or Space Invaders. I have read Game Over and loved it! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!





The winners have been notified and have until 11:59PM on Sunday, October 28, 2012 to respond or The Qwillery will very randomly pick a new winner or winners.

Thank you to everyone who participated!

Monday, October 08, 2012

Interview with Erica Hayes, author of Revelation, and Giveaway

Please welcome Erica Hayes to The Qwillery. Revelation, the first novel in Erica's Seven Signs series, was published on October 2, 2012.  Erica is also the author of the Shadowfae Chronicles.




TQ:  What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?

Erica:  I'm unafraid of adjectives. Truly, they won't hurt you, so long as you don't let them hunt in packs. Oh, and I make up words. My copy editors probably wouldn't call that 'interesting'…


TQ:  Are you a plotter or a pantser?

I'm a plotter extraordinaire. Believe me, sometimes I wish I could pantz it up. Usually when I've been planning some story for a month and it just won't work… But I like the structure and safety of a thorough outline. It's most satisfying when everything clicks into place—and then when I'm drafting, I can focus on bringing characters and emotions to life, rather than 'what happens next?'


TQ:  What is the most challenging thing for you about writing?

Erica:  Climbing out of a rut. Inertia is a big factor for me: it's easiest to keep on doing what I'm doing. The longer I go without creating something, the harder it is to start. And doing nothing is always the line of least resistance – when I get a case of the can't-be-bothereds, I just jam my butt in that chair and write something. Anything, even if it's rubbish. Eventually, I start having fun again.


TQ:  What inspired you to write Revelation (Seven Signs 1)?

Erica:  All that craziness in the Book of Revelation! Honestly, it's like Alice through the Looking Glass in there. Seven angels with seven vials of holy wrath, starting a series of plagues to prepare the world for the end. I thought, what if someone stole those vials? What would happen if someone other than God started the end of the world? And why on earth would they want to?

Thing is, the seventh sign is Satan, crawling out of the pit where he's been imprisoned for thousands of years. Who would want that? Demons, of course! So that's what happens in Revelation: a gang of demons steal the seven holy vials, in an effort to break their boss from prison, pervert the prophecy and win the Final Battle. An unscheduled Apocalypse… and as it turns out, not everyone in heaven thinks it's a bad idea…


TQ:  What sort of research did you do to create your world and mythology?

Erica:  I started with the Book of Revelation. It's a bit like a holy hallucination, but the whole story's in there: how Michael and the angels defeated Satan long ago, the coming of the end, everything. All I did was put it in an urban fantasy world – if all this was real, what would happen? How would people react? What would these angels and demons and strange beasts look like? How would they act, talk, fight? What do angels eat? Where do they live, sleep, work, party?

And, I went to New York City! I mean, I didn't make a special trip – how convenient of Romance Writers of America to hold their conference in Times Square last year! I had a lovely time wandering around Manhattan. I'd actually finished Revelation before I'd ever been there, but hey, that's what revisions are for, and I hope I've been able to achieve a bit of authenticity. In the book, it's near-future NYC. So I got to add a few inventions: technology, new buildings, a violent state of fear.


TQ:  Describe Revelation in 140 characters or less.

Erica:  Awesome!

Ha ha. No, I can do better: A fallen angel on a mission and a medical examiner who's lost her faith fight to stop the Apocalypse in a glittering, near-future Manhattan.

Or, we could just stick with: angels, demons, zombies and smokin' hot romance at the END of the WORLD, oh my!!

Somebody stop me now. Trust me, I could go on all day :)


TQ:  In Revelation, who was the most difficult character to write and why? The easiest and why?

Erica:  Luniel, my fallen angel hero, was the easiest. He showed up fully formed. He has simple motivations: he's honorable, driven to fight evil, and feels deeply guilty about past failures. He might try to ignore his bleeding heart and follow the rules, but he just doesn't have it in him to let other people down.

The most difficult? Probably Michael, the archangel. Partly because he's a 'real' character – there's a lot of existing mythology about St Michael the Archangel, and as an author you sort of have to fight that, if you want to make that character your own. It's like writing vampires who walk in the sun and aren't afraid of crucifixes – you have to explain why you're not following the 'rules'. My Michael is heaven's finest warrior, but he carries a huge chip on his shoulder and it makes him a nasty piece of work.


TQ:  Without giving anything away, what is/are your favorite scene(s) in Revelation?

Erica:  Anything with Michael in it is a riot. He's so deliciously mean! And I have a soft spot for the villains: chilly Azaroth, the Demon King, Lord of Emptiness and Despair, and his gleeful pain-demon sidekick, Zuul.

But I think my favourite scene is one where Morgan, the heroine, is attacked by demon-cursed zombies, and Luniel must sacrifice something important to save her. It's a desperately romantic scene. I confess to a few tears while I wrote it. I'm soft like that :)


TQ:  You also write the Shadowfae series. How are the Seven Signs series and the Shadowfae series different?

Erica:  Both series are what I'd call dark urban fantasy romance. The Shadowfae books are lusher and more erotic. Seven Signs books are still sexy and romantic, but they're more action-focused, so they're a faster read. And my angel heroes are your big, muscled-up alpha warrior types, whereas in Shadowfae, the bad men are the heroes, and the characters are more ambiguous. If the Seven Signs was Shadowfae, Michael would probably be the next hero…


TQ:  What's next?

Erica:  There's Redemption, Seven Signs 2, coming out in March 2013. It features Japheth, a fallen angel who's desperate to win his way back into heaven, and Rose, the vampire angel-slayer who's been sent to kill him.

And, I have my very first sci-fi novel, Dragonfly, coming out from a digital publisher in December! I'm really excited about this one. It's a romantic space opera about an interstellar secret agent on a mission to capture the terrorist who murdered her friends… but is he really the bad guy she's been led to believe?

You can check 'em out at my Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/Erica-Hayes/e/B0028OGPLE
Or my website: http://www.ericahayes.net

And you can follow me on Twitter or Facebook for updates and other nonsense. I'd love to see you there!
http://facebook.com/ericahayes.author
http://twitter.com/ericahayes


TQ:  Thank you for joining us at The Qwillery

Erica:  Thanks for having me!




The Seven Signs

Revelation
The Seven Signs 1
Berkley, October 2, 2012
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 336 pages

A fallen angel with a mission and a medical examiner who’s lost her faith are fighting for their souls in a glittering, near-future Manhattan…

Blind faith is for fools. That’s what Dr. Morgan Sterling believes. And she’s going to prove it by curing the zombie plague ravaging her city’s slums. She’s certain it’s not a sign of the End of Days, but a nasty disease—until an angel appears in her morgue in a flash of glory.

Luniel is not just a fallen angel. He’s a powerful warrior sworn to fight evil in hopes of a chance at redemption. He’s after the demon princes who are stealing the seven vials of holy wrath which, when perverted, will unleash eternal hell on earth.

To stop the plague, Luniel needs Morgan’s help, and her faith. But Morgan believes science is their salvation. If the zombie plague is a demonic curse—and if Luniel is true—he’ll have to prove it. Even if he loses his heart to true love or his soul to Hell…



The Shadowfae Chronicles

Blood Cursed
Shadowfae Chronicles 4
St. Martin's Paperbacks, August 2, 2011
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 368 pages

To a vampire, nothing is sweeter than bloodfairy essence—and Ember is the most sought-after fairy on the underworld circuit. Selling her blood to the highest bidder—and robbing her clients in the process—Ember has unwittingly become a target of dark and dangerous forces. Her enemies are everywhere. And if she hopes to survive, she needs protection…

Diamond is a glassfairy who, for better or worse, knows his way around the vampire underworld. Smooth as silk and tougher than trolls, Diamond is Ember’s only chance to keep her magical blood inside her body, where it belongs. But he also poses a threat to Ember, a strange kind of danger she’s never experienced before: She’s falling in love with him…


Poison Kissed
Shadowfae Chronicles 3
St. Martin's Paperbacks, September 28, 2010
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 352 pages

Mina is a banshee whose greatest power lies in her siren song. She’s beholden to her boss Joey, a snake-shifter who once saved her life and now employs her as a gang enforcer. She refuses to upset the fragile balance between them by admitting that she longs for him, that his embrace is the only thing she craves more than revenge for her mother’s death…

When Mina learns that Joey may have been involved in her mother’s murder, fury threatens to spill out of her note by vicious note. She and Joey have always trusted each other to stay alive, but now she’s not sure what to believe. The evidence stacked against him—or the one man who haunts her dreams and burns her blood…


Shadowglass
Shadowfae Chronicles 2
St. Martin's Griffin, March 2, 2010
Trade Paperback and eBook, 352 pages

Welcome to secret world hidden behind shadowy fairy glamour, where thieving spriggans rob you blind, beautiful banshees mesmerize you with their song, big green trolls kick heads at nightclubs and vampire Mafiosi rule the streets. Here a seductive magic mirror lies hidden deep in a demon’s lair, with a simple warning: don’t stare at the glass…

Ice is a light-fingered fairy who can’t resist a look at the powerful mirror. She and her fairy friends run confidence games, pretending to be fortune tellers and bedazzling customers with their glamour. But Ice longs for more—she wants a real life, a respectable job and something to strive for. The mirror offers her a chance to achieve everything she’s ever dreamed of. But when she pilfers it, she discovers that its power comes with a price: the mirror is a gateway to obsession and madness... and it will take every trick in her arsenal just to survive.


Shadowfae
Shadowfae Chronicles 1
St. Martin's Griffin, October 13, 2009
Trade Paperback and eBook, 288 pages

Imagine a secret world veiled in fairy glamour and brimming with unearthly delights. A city swarming with half-mad fairies, where thieving spriggans rob you blind, beautiful banshees mesmerize you with their song, and big green trolls bust heads at nightclubs. And once you’re in, there’s no escape…

Enslaved by a demon lord, Jade is forced to spend her nights seducing vampire gangsters and shapeshifting thugs. After two hundred years as a succubus, she burns for freedom and longs to escape her brutal life as a trophy girl for hell’s minions. Then she meets Rajah, an incubus who touches her heart and intoxicates her senses. Rajah shares the same bleak fate as she, and yearns just as desperately for freedom. But the only way for Jade to break her bonds is to betray Rajah—and doom the only man she’s ever loved to a lifetime in hell.




About Erica

Erica Hayes was a law student, an air force officer, an editorial assistant and a musician, before finally landing her dream job: fantasy and romance writer. She writes dark paranormal and urban fantasy romance, and her books feature tough, smart heroines and colourful heroes with dark secrets. She hails from Australia, where she drifts from city to city, leaving a trail of chaos behind her. Currently, she's terrorizing the wilds of Northumberland.




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The Giveaway

THE RULES

What:  One commenter will win a copy of Revelation (Seven Signs 1) from The Qwillery.

How:   Answer the following question: 

What is one of your favorite novels featuring Angels or Archangels?

Please remember - if you don't answer the question your entry will not be counted.

You may receive additional entries by:

1)   Being a Follower of The Qwillery.

2)   Mentioning the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter. Even if you mention the giveaway on both, you will get only one additional entry. You get only one additional entry even if you mention the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter multiple times.

There are a total of 3 entries you may receive: Comment (1 entry), Follower (+1 entry) and Facebook and/or Twitter (+ 1 entry).  This is subject to change again in the future for future giveaways.

Please leave links for Facebook or Twitter mentions. You MUST leave a way to contact you.

Who and When:  The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59pm US Eastern Time on Monday, October 15, 2012. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 years old or older to enter.

*Giveaway rules are subject to change.*

The View From Monday - October 8, 2012






Happy Monday!  It's the second Monday in October. New York Comic Con starts later this week!! Hope everyone who going has a great time.


This week at The Qwillery: Interviews with or Guest Blogs by

Erica HayesRevelation (Seven Signs 1)

Steve Bein - Daughter of the Sword (Fated Blades 1)

Nina Post - The Last Donut Shop of the Apocalypse

Jacqueline Carey - Dark Currents (Agent of Hel 1)

A.J. Colucci - The Colony


It's a relatively light release week, which is good after the very full release weeks that we've had and the ones coming up.

October 9, 2012
TITLEAUTHORGENRE - SERIES
Skies of Steel (e)
(MMP out next month)
Zoe Archer SPR - The Ether Chronicles 2
The Hydrogen Sonata Iain M. Banks SF - Culture 10
After Ellen Datlow (ed)
Terri Windling (ed)
YA/SF - Anthology
A Feast Unknown Philip Jose Farmer H/E - Secrets of the Nine #1 - Wold Newton Parallel Universe
Joe Golem and the Drowning City (Deluxe Edition) Mike Mignola
Christopher Golden
F
Into the Woods: Tales from the Hollows and Beyond Kim Harrison UF - Hollows Short Stories
Ghost Town Jason Hawes
Grant Wilson
Tim Waggoner
H
Faerie Delle Jacobs PHR
The Alleyman Pat Kelleher SF - No Man's World 3
Dark in the Woods (e) Rosemary Laurey PNR
Why Not Forever? Emily A. Mullen
Johnna A. Nicholson
FR
Anno Dracula: Dracula Cha Cha Cha Kim Newman F/H - Anno Dracula 3
The Demi-Monde Rod Rees SF/SP - Demi-Monde Saga 1
Turn to Darkness: A Novella Jaime Rush PNR - Offspring
Absolution Susannah Sandlin PNR - The Penton Legacy 2
Red Rain R.L. Stine H
Osama Lavie Tidhar F/AH/Th


October 10, 2012
TITLEAUTHORGENRE - SERIES
Rock On: The Greatest Hits of Science Fiction & Fantasy Paula Guran (ed) SF/F - Anthology
Shelf Life: Fantastic Stories Celebrating Bookstores Greg Ketter (ed)  SF/F/H - Anthology
Green Speculations: Science Fiction and Transformative Environmentalism Eric C. Otto SF/Ecofiction/Literary Criticism


October 11, 2012
TITLEAUTHORGENRE - SERIES
Helix Wars Eric Brown SF
Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe D G Compton SF Masterworks
Witch Hunt Syd Moore H


e - eBook
MMP - Mass Market Paperback

AH - Alternate History
E - Erotica
F - Fantasy
FR - Fantasy Romance
H - Horror
PHR - Paranormal Historical Romance
PNR - Paranormal Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SP - Steampunk
SPR - Steampunk Romance
Th - Thriller
UF - Urban Fantasy
YA - Young Adult

Friday, February 17, 2012

Cover Revealed - Revelation by Erica Hayes

Erica Hayes recently revealed the cover for Revelation, which is the first novel in a new series. I like the colors and check out the sword!  All in all a very eye-catching cover. What do you think?


Revelation
The Seven Signs 1
Berkley Sensation, October 2, 2012
Dark apocalyptic urban fantasy/romance

A fallen angel with a mission and a medical examiner who’s lost her faith are fighting for their souls in a glittering, near-future Manhattan…

Blind faith is for fools. That’s what Dr. Morgan Sterling believes. And she’s going to prove it by curing the zombie plague ravaging her city’s slums. She’s certain it’s not a sign of the End of Days, but a nasty disease—until an angel appears in her morgue in a flash of glory.

Luniel is not just a fallen angel. He’s a powerful warrior sworn to fight evil in hopes of a chance at redemption. He’s after the demon princes who are stealing the seven vials of holy wrath which, when perverted, will unleash eternal hell on earth.

To stop the plague, Luniel needs Morgan’s help, and her faith. But Morgan believes science is their salvation. If the zombie plague is a demonic curse—and if Luniel is true—he’ll have to prove it. Even if he loses his heart to true love or his soul to Hell…
Pre-order


You can find Erica at her website, Twitter, Facebook, and her blog. Read more about The Seven Signs series here.

Friday, August 05, 2011

Guest Blog - Dark romance: we've never had it so good by Erica Hayes & Giveaway

Please welcome Erica Hayes to The Qwillery. Blood Cursed, the 4th in Erica's Shadowfae Chronicles, was published on August 2, 2011.


Dark romance: we've never had it so good

There's been a genre explosion in dark paranormal romance (or dark fantasy) over the past couple of years. But what does 'dark' mean? How 'dark' can a romance get? And why do we like it so much?

For me, a dark fantasy is set in a world that's gone to hell. The forces of evil are all-powerful, and the good guys are fighting a losing battle – if they haven't already been defeated. The world of my Shadowfae series is such a place: a city ruled by a demon prince, shadowy and gritty and steeped in danger. The good guys, if there ever were any, surrendered a long time ago. If you're lucky, the demon hasn't already taken your soul – but it's only a matter of time, so we might as well throw one hell of a party on the way down.

At first, such an atmosphere of desolation and frantic hopelessness might seem incompatible with romance – but I think it's the perfect place for love. A romance set in a damned world is a story of redemption and hope against all odds – the characters might find love together, but the world has still gone to hell. Or, to put a positive spin on it: life might be hell, but love is still beautiful.

For instance, the heroine of my book BLOOD CURSED, Ember, is literally living on borrowed time. If she doesn't do the demon lord's murderous bidding by tomorrow night, she's headed straight for hell. And the only person who can help her kill the people who need killing – for of course, the demon won't let her off easy – is a guy who's just as likely to sell her soul himself as help her save it. Loving him will surely end in tragedy.

So you can imagine she struggles through some black emotions before she sees the light – because that's what the forces of evil want. Fear, disgust, rage, forbidden lust are all tools that evil uses to make us want the things we shouldn't – to lure us to the dark side. And only hope and belief, in ourselves as well as in the possibility of a better future – in other words, love – only love can pull us back from the precipice.

And I think that's why 'dark' romances are so popular. They're the ultimate message of hope in a hopeless world, and readers want that. Especially in today's climate, where so many people feel at the mercy of real-life forces of evil, whether it's a failing economy, seemingly endless wars, terrorists or whatever. The optimistic ending of a romance, where love triumphs over evil no matter the odds, gives us a fresh sense of hope.

After all, these characters have it much worse than we do. Our world isn't conquered by aliens, devastated by global warming, taken over by evil corporations or at the mercy of hungry vampire hordes, at least not yet. So how bad can it be? If these guys can find love in the midst of disaster, then surely there's a chance for us? Right? Hell, I feel better already :)


About Erica's Books

Blood Cursed
Shadowfae Chronicles 4
(St. Martins Press, August 2, 2011)
To a vampire, nothing is sweeter than bloodfairy essence—and Ember is the most sought-after fairy on the underworld circuit. Selling her blood to the highest bidder—and robbing her clients in the process—Ember has unwittingly become a target of dark and dangerous forces. Her enemies are everywhere. And if she hopes to survive, she needs protection…

Diamond is a glassfairy who, for better or worse, knows his way around the vampire underworld. Smooth as silk and tougher than trolls, Diamond is Ember’s only chance to keep her magical blood inside her body, where it belongs. But he also poses a threat to Ember, a strange kind of danger she’s never experienced before: She’s falling in love with him…

Amazon: Barnes & Noble : Book Depository






Poison Kissed
Shadowfae Chronicles 3
(St. Martins Press, September 28, 2010)
Mina is a banshee whose greatest power lies in her siren song. She’s beholden to her boss Joey, a snake-shifter who once saved her life and now employs her as a gang enforcer. She refuses to upset the fragile balance between them by admitting that she longs for him, that his embrace is the only thing she craves more than revenge for her mother’s death…

When Mina learns that Joey may have been involved in her mother’s murder, fury threatens to spill out of her note by vicious note. She and Joey have always trusted each other to stay alive, but now she’s not sure what to believe. The evidence stacked against him—or the one man who haunts her dreams and burns her blood…

Amazon: Barnes & Noble : Book Depository






Shadowglass
Shadowfae Chronicles 2
(St. Martins Press, March 2, 2010)
Welcome to secret world hidden behind shadowy fairy glamour, where thieving spriggans rob you blind, beautiful banshees mesmerize you with their song, big green trolls kick heads at nightclubs and vampire Mafiosi rule the streets. Here a seductive magic mirror lies hidden deep in a demon’s lair, with a simple warning: don’t stare at the glass…

Ice is a light-fingered fairy who can’t resist a look at the powerful mirror. She and her fairy friends run confidence games, pretending to be fortune tellers and bedazzling customers with their glamour. But Ice longs for more—she wants a real life, a respectable job and something to strive for. The mirror offers her a chance to achieve everything she’s ever dreamed of. But when she pilfers it, she discovers that its power comes with a price: the mirror is a gateway to obsession and madness... and it will take every trick in her arsenal just to survive.

Amazon: Barnes & Noble : Book Depository


Shadowfae
Shadowfae Chronicles 1
(St. Martins Press, October 13, 2009)
Imagine a secret world veiled in fairy glamour and brimming with unearthly delights. A city swarming with half-mad fairies, where thieving spriggans rob you blind, beautiful banshees mesmerize you with their song, and big green trolls bust heads at nightclubs. And once you’re in, there’s no escape…

Enslaved by a demon lord, Jade is forced to spend her nights seducing vampire gangsters and shapeshifting thugs. After two hundred years as a succubus, she burns for freedom and longs to escape her brutal life as a trophy girl for hell’s minions. Then she meets Rajah, an incubus who touches her heart and intoxicates her senses. Rajah shares the same bleak fate as she, and yearns just as desperately for freedom. But the only way for Jade to break her bonds is to betray Rajah—and doom the only man she’s ever loved to a lifetime in hell.


Amazon: Barnes & Noble : Book Depository


About Erica

Erica Hayes is the author of the Shadowfae Chronicles, a dark urban fantasy/romance series. Set in a demon-haunted city infested with psychotic fairies and bloodthirsty vampire gangsters, her books feature tough, smart heroines and colorful heroes with dark secrets. She lives in Australia, where she drifts from city to city, leaving a trail of chaos behind her. You can find her on the web at www.ericahayes.net


Erica's Links:
Website: http://www.ericahayes.net
Blog: http://erica-hayes.blogspot.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ericahayes
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Erica-Hayes/313558020750


The Giveaway

THE RULES

What:  One commenter will win a Mass Market paperback copy of Blood Cursed (Shadowfae Chronicles 4) from The Qwillery.

How:  Leave a comment answering the following question:

Do you like your paranormal romance dark, light, or 
it doesn't matter as long as there's an HEA (Happily Ever After)?

Please remember - if you don't answer the question your entry will not be counted.

You may receive additional entries by:

1) Being a Follower of The Qwillery.

2) Mentioning the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter. Even if you mention the giveaway on both, you will get only one additional entry. You get only one additional entry even if you mention the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter multiple times.

3) Mentioning the giveaway on your on blog or website. It must be your own blog or website; not a website that belongs to someone else or a site where giveaways, contests, etc. are posted.

There are a total of 4 entries you may receive: Comment (1 entry), Follower (+1 entry), Facebook and/or Twitter (+ 1 entry), and personal blog/website mention (+1 entry). This is subject to change again in the future for future giveaways.

Please leave links for Facebook, Twitter, or blog/website mentions. In addition please leave a way to contact you.

Who and When: The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59pm US Eastern Time on Friday, August 12, 2011. Void where prohibited by law.

*Giveaway rules are subject to change.*