Hello Book Lovers!
I’m Allison Brennan, one of the authors in ENTANGLED, a paranormal/urban fantasy anthology published by Authors4TheCure. My novella, “Ghostly Justice” is part of the Seven Deadly Sins series. I hope it stands alone for new readers, but series readers will enjoy revisiting Moira, Rafe and Detective Grant Nelson as they face a group of wannabe vampires practicing virgin sacrifices to a blood demon, so that they themselves will gain immortality. Based (very) loosely on a vampiric legend related to the blood demon Baphomet, this is my take on vampires.
I am thrilled to have been included in this project because all the money goes to breast cancer research. The editors, Edie Ramer and Misty Evans, found a wonderful charity, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and I’m so excited to participate in something that gives back. Breast cancer research benefits everyone, men and women, young and old, because the focus truly is CANCER research. If we eradicate breast cancer, it’s a much smaller step toward eradicating cancer, period. We all know someone who has suffered through this disease. When my daughter’s English teacher (and the mother of one of her closest friends) was diagnosed four years ago, she took a year off from teaching to fight. Now, she is cancer free and back teaching. Since, my daughter and her friends participate in the Relay for Life every year, both bonding as teenagers and doing something positive for others.
I hear that Lori Brighton will be over at Reading Romances tomorrow. You are in for a treat!
I’ve never had the opportunity to meet Lori Brighton in person—as is often the case for writers who live far apart, but chat often online. But just because we’ve never met face-to-face doesn’t mean anything in the modern world. We all have friendships that started online. One of my closest friendships began a year before a face-to-face meet—neither of us were published, though both contracted, and when we met it was love at first sight (in a platonic, sisterhood kind of way! LOL.)
I think if Lori and I met, that might be the same. Because Lori has a fantastic backstory all her own that makes her an extremely interesting character (I mean woman!)
First, when I read her paranormal historical “A Night of Forever” in our anthology ENTANGLED, I was whisked away to another time and place and hardly realized I read so quickly until I reached the end. Since I’m not a historical reader, Lori’s talent for taking me on such a journey is rare. Great job! So talent is always a plus in my book. (No pun intended!)
A degree in anthropology, a job in a museum, raising a family (plus pets!), and writing across three genres—Lori is pretty amazing.
One thing I love about the writing world, and romance writers in particular, is that they give back. Lori’s contribution to our anthology ENTANGLED shows her heart is in the right place, that even though she’s busy, she’s not so busy to take time to stand up for something she feels passionate about.
You can feel her passion in her work—and that’s something that just can’t be taught.
Ghosts, vampires, demons, and more! Entangled includes ten suspense-filled paranormal short stories from authors Cynthia Eden, Jennifer Estep, Edie Ramer, Lori Brighton, Michelle Diener, Misty Evans, Nancy Haddock, Liz Kreger, Dale Mayer, and Michelle Miles, plus a Seven Deadly Sins novella by Allison Brennan.
Stacia Kane contributed the foreword. Formatting and cover art were also donated to the project by Lori Devoti and Laura Morrigan.
All proceeds go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
GHOSTLY JUSTICE, an all-new Seven Deadly Sins novella by New York Times bestselling author Allison Brennan (author of the Seven Deadly Sins series) — Demon hunters Moira O’Donnell and Rafe Cooper are dragged into the dangerous world of nocturnal predators to find “Ghostly Justice” for a virgin sacrificed to an ancient blood demon.
You can read an excerpt of ENTANGLED and learn more about my seven deadly sins series at sevendeadlysinsbooks.com, or find out about my romantic thrillers at allisonbrennan.com, where you’ll also find links to my Facebook page, Twitter handle, and newsletter.
Thank you so much for hosting me today!
by Allison Brennan
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