Here at Frugal Follies, we're going to take a quick break from all the coupons, deals, giveaways, and cheap recipes to feature a new author and an amazing book!
(Well, actually there will be a deal and a giveaway... read on!)
My longtime friend Viola Ryan has just published her first novel, the paranormal romance The Mark of Abel, published by MuseItUp Publishing. I've been hearing about her writing process for a long time over Facebook, so it was so exciting to see that her book had been published!
Paranormal romance usually isn't my thing, but of course I wanted to read the book. I dived into a different world filled with fallen angels, vampires, tortured artists, massacres, demons, heaven, hell... Once I was drawn into that world, it was a little hard to get back out! It's definitely a page (screen?) turner, and once you start you'll want to keep going. I definitely recommend the book!
Here's a teaser about the book:
Lucifer is fed up with humanity. He created hell to deter evil, but man’s inhumanity is only escalating. He just wants to return home to heaven, but ever since that little problem in the Garden of Eden, the Pearly Gates remain firmly shut to him. It doesn’t help that he’s the first vampire, an abomination in God’s sight.
Fortunately, two thousand years ago Lucifer’s estranged brother, Jesus, gave him a prophecy. To fulfill it, all Lucifer has to do is find the right artist, study her artwork and the path back to heaven will be revealed. The artist even bears a symbol so he knows who she is. Too bad she is murdered every time he finds her.
Janie’s a frustrated artist and college art teacher who wants two things—a guy she can show her paintings to and a night without nightmares. Each nightmare plagues her until she paints it. She doesn’t realize these paintings are key to unlocking her destiny, one that could redeem the original fallen angel.
You can click here to read an excerpt from the book.
And you can also learn more by watching the book's trailer:
Ryan is spending the month of March on her Holy Hell Virtual Blog Tour. Click here to learn more about tour and to find a list of the other participating blogs, most of which know a heck of a lot more about literature than I do.
So please, leave comments and questions for Ryan - she will be visiting here all day to answer them!
You can learn more about Viola Ryan on these pages:
- The Colorful and Disturbingly Compelling World of Viola Ryan
- Viola Ryan's Blog: The Unconventional Convention
- Viola Ryan on Facebook
- Viola Ryan on Pinterest
- Viola Ryan's Goodreads author profile
- Viola Ryan's Amazon author page
MuseItUp Publishing is offering The Mark of Abel for 20% off - what a deal! This deal is only available for a limited time, so take advantage of it now! (Or, if you've earned Amazon gift cards through Swagbucks, you can get it for free at Amazon- an even better deal!)And now the giveaway: To help you purchase The Mark of Abel - or any books you'd like - Viola Ryan is sponsoring a giveaway for a $50 Amazon.com gift code!
To enter, use the Rafflecopter below! All entries are optional. The giveaway ends on March 31, 2013 at 11:59 pm ET.
I hope that you enjoy reading The Mark of Abel as much as I did!
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