Wednesday, November 28, 2012

24 Days of Blog Posts and Giveaways!

It's Thursday!! Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday (or just a great week for our non-American friends) Today we have a super fun and exciting event that many of our Omnific authors are going to be participating in during the lead up to Christmas!



To celebrate this wonderful time of the year, Kate Evangelista has put together an event for everyone to enjoy. For 24 Days (starting Dec. 1 to Dec. 24) 24 amazing authors will be featured on Kate's blog with holiday specific Guest Posts and wonderful giveaways. Visit all 24 Days and get a chance to win one or all the awesome prizes.


Here are the links to all the information you need! 


And now it's time to BOUNCE!!


Here's how this works:

If you are an author, click on "Get the Code Here" to get the link. Copy and paste that link in your blog post. Then hop right on and add your blog url to get added to the list.


If you are a reader, you get to bounce from blog to blog and meet some great new authors and maybe find some new books to read.

Monday, November 26, 2012

New Release! Wallbanger by Alice Clayton

We have another anxiously awaited release here at Omnific! Anyone who has read Alice Clayton's Redhead Series knows how fun her writing is...well get ready for Wallbanger!! I dare anyone not to fall in love with Simon. I don't think it's possible!

Caroline Reynolds has a fantastic new apartment in San Francisco, a KitchenAid mixer, and no O (and we’re not talking Oprah here, folks). She has a flourishing design career, an office overlooking the bay, a killer zucchini bread recipe, and no O. She has Clive (the best cat ever), great friends, a great rack, and no O.

Adding insult to O-less, since her move, she has an oversexed neighbor with the loudest late-night wallbanging she’s ever heard. Each moan, spank, and--was that a meow?--punctuates the fact that not only is she losing sleep, she still has, yep, you guessed it, no O.

Enter Simon Parker. (No, really, Simon, please enter.) When the wallbanging threatens to literally bounce her out of bed, Caroline, clad in sexual frustration and a pink baby-doll nightie, confronts her heard-but-never-seen neighbor. Their late-night hallway encounter has, well, mixed results. Ahem. With walls this thin, the tension’s gonna be thick...

In her third novel, Alice Clayton returns to dish her trademark mix of silly and steamy. Banter, barbs, and strutting pussycats, plus the sexiest apple pie ever made, are dunked in a hot tub and set against the gorgeous San Francisco skyline in this hot and hilarious tale of exasperation at first sight.

Of course I bugged Alice Clayton until she agreed to answer my questions...

Omnific: This is a book that I’m sure many of your readers have been waiting for for a long time. Can you give us a little background about what inspired this story?

Alice: That’s a funny story, the entire book was inspired by a Petsmart. I was shopping in my local Ulta one afternoon, and there was all this pounding coming from the other side of the wall. I asked what was going on, and the girl behind the counter said “Oh yeah, that’s Petsmart next door, they’re putting in a new pet hotel so we get to listen to them banging all day”. I laughed, and then 2 minutes later I thought, now that’s interesting. What else could be going on next door that would cause banging…another 2 minutes later I called my friend Nina and said “I’ve got my next story, let me tell you about a guy named Wallbanger…”


Omnific: Wallbanger is your third book to be published. Has the editing process gotten any easier or are you harder on yourself knowing what the process is like?

Alice: It’s both! When I first started writing I wrote really fast, I think partly because I knew very few people would be reading it. I never really planned on anyone reading, so I could just entertain myself. Now I know someone will be reading, at least I hope, so I agonize a little more each time. Luckily I LOVE my editor and we work so well together, she knows when I need a push and when I am gonna push right back.

Omnific: Can you share a little of your writing process with us? Are you a plotter or do you write as a scene hits?

Alice: It is always loosely plotted in my head, but I never actually know how they’re going to get there until I start writing.


Omnific: With the holidays approaching, what is on the top of your list for Santa to leave under the tree?
Alice: MAC BOOK PRO.


Omnific: Since Omnific is all about the romance...what is your favorite romance scene in a book?
Alice: I love 2 scenes, always. The first time they meet, and the first time they both realize there is something going on. Or about to go on. Or about to go down. Ahem.
 
Omnific: Now, if they made that into a movie who would you want cast?

Alice: I 100% know who I would cast. But I can’t tell you yet, I want to wait until everyone has a chance to read and get their own Wallbanger in their head. Then I will share mine!


Omnific: And the dreaded question after months of editing…do you have anything else that you are working on next?

Alice: I am putting the finishing touches on Book 3 in The Redhead Series, look for it Spring 2013. And I have 2 other new projects outlined, I can’t wait to start.

Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us Alice and congratulations on your release!!

Don't forget, if you haven't read The Unidentified Redhead or Redhead Revealed, you can get the ebooks for 2.99 each! You will want to get a hold of them once you've fallen in love with Alice Clayton...trust me!

If you need more Alice, here's where to find her:


Monday, November 19, 2012

New Release - Biitersweet Seraphim

Tomorrow is release day here at Omnific, and I have to say that I am over the moon excited about this one! The follow up to Debra Anastasia's Crushed Seraphim, Bittersweet Seraphim will be available tomorrow. (And Crushed Seraphim ebook is on sale right now for just 99 cents!! So go download it and read it before tomorrow!)

Suffering is worst when you’re doing it alone. But Emma’s taking Hell like an angel—even though her languishing began with having her seraph wings torn from her back. Now her worst enemy lords his body and his evil desires over her while she tries desperately to remember the words to her favorite prayer.

As Devil, Jack used to have Hell and its women humming like well-oiled machines. Too bad he’s nowhere near the place now. Stuck on Earth as a human, he must work with a ragtag team of exiled minions and half-breeds to save the angel who’s become all that matters.

Rescuing a seraph is the plan, but breaking into Hell means letting evil things out. Once they collide, minions and angels converge in the battle of the ages: good versus evil. But which side is which? Will Jack destroy the world as he fights to save Emma, his true and timeless love, from a damnation he designed?

An action-packed sequel to Crushed Seraphim, this tale reveals—time and again—what happens when the heart’s deepest desires break free. With a story both sizzling and sensual, emotional and enigmatic, Debra Anastasia invites readers to join a battle with nothing less than love on the line. 


Debra was kind enough to take a few minutes out of this busy time and answer a few of our questions...




Omnific: Bittersweet Seraphim is the sequel to one of my Omnific favorites, Crushed Seraphim,  tell us about what inspired you to write and write this series. (By the way – I CRIED through the whole first half of Bittersweet. And it takes a lot to make me cry…so thanks for that!)

Debra: You are adorable. I’m glad that you cried because I cried writing it! Holy crap I think I was close to electrocuting myself on the keyboard.  I wanted to write a Christmas story. It was supposed to be a sweet, funny story about believing in yourself and it turned into more of a study in faith. Faith in yourself, faith that the love you have for others and life is worth living. When my angel started cursing, I knew I was in for an interesting ride.
   Omnific: Can you share a little of your writing process with us? Are you a plotter or do you write as a scene hits?
Debra: I’m a plotter that gets sabotaged by my characters.  I confidently head into a story knowing where it’ll go and my characters laugh at me. I can’t tell you how often I sit there at the end of the chapter and go, “Well, didn’t see that coming!” It causes me stress at times because stories need to get from point A to point B. When the characters call the shots, there’s a concern that they will drive the train off the tracks. After watching it all come together time and time again, I now trust the likes of Satan Jack and Emma to hold the reigns.
Omnific: With the holidays approaching, what is on the top of your list for Santa to leave under the tree?
Debra: I’ve already received the best present of my life. In September we moved into our new house. After having our old house destroyed in Hurricane Irene, and dealing with the huge quagmire of paperwork, actually moving back home was almost lost in the mix. When we were able to close and lock the door and stay there? Gosh, nothing tops that. My whole family has peace looking out at the familiar scenery in the new, strong house. We celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas and I already have the menorah set up. We are very, very blessed.

Omnific: Since Omnific is all about the romance...what is your favorite romance scene in a book?
Debra: I love Omnific’s romances. Seriously, if you’re reading this and you haven’t dipped into more of the Omnific stock you totally should. This publishing house has amazing writers and original plots!

Bittersweet Seraphim has a few of my very favorite romance scenes that I’ve ever written. I’m a HUGE fan of the scene with Nero and Jenny with the hose on the driveway. When I was done with that I knew the tone for their love was set. Of course, any Jack scene makes me shake my head and love him more. The one part when he had to kiss a dude? Awesome. This book also has my scariest sex scene. The cage scene with Seriana felt like taking off a parachute and jumping out of plane. I could not believe how that went down.



Omnific: Now, if they made that into a movie who would you want cast? (Or if they have already made a movie, would you recast it?)

Debra: No movie yet. I would so have the biggest popcorn and all my readers at the premier if I could! I would cast Johnny Depp as Jack. A picture of him sitting in front of empty bottles was the inspiration for how Hell was depicted in this book. Emma Stone would make a wonderful angel Emma. Oh my gosh, and how about Joe Manganiello for Nero? He would fit that role perfectly. 

(Thought that in case everyone didn't know who Joe Manganiello was that I should share more than one...you know just for information sake.)


Omnific: And the dreaded question after months of editing…do you have anything else that you are working on next?

Debra: I actually love working with Jessica Royer Ocken so much, editing is a lot of fun with her! I’m working on a few things that I’m not allowed to talk about, but also the sequel to Poughkeepsie titled: Return to Poughkeepsie. It will have all the characters from the first book but focus on Beckett and Eve. And I’m pretty sure it will take the cake for scary sex scenes!

Thanks so much, Deb! Congratulations on the release and good luck! For the record I agree about working with Jessica and I am adorable!

If you haven't seen the trailer for this one yet...you NEED to!!


If you aren't already following Debra, you definitely should be! Here's where you can find her:




Thursday, November 15, 2012

Bittersweet Blog Tour and Giveaways!




Bittersweet Seraphim has been released from Hell.

Satan Jack invites you to come…and indulge yourself in his journey to save the angel he loves. After running Hell for over a thousand years one foul-mouthed Seraph has changed his end game.

Even if it means destroying the universe, Jack refuses to give up on Emma. He didn’t know what love was until Emma’s skin pressed against his, the addiction to any of his other vices paling in comparison. Jack has never been a fearful man, but he gets it now. Fear comes when you have something to lose. Or someone.


Suffering is worst when you’re doing it alone. But Emma’s taking Hell like an angel—even though her languishing began with having her seraph wings torn from her back. Now her worst enemy lords his body and his evil desires over her while she tries desperately to remember the words to her favorite prayer. 


As Devil, Jack used to have Hell and its women humming like well-oiled machines. Too bad he’s nowhere near the place now. Stuck on Earth as a human, he must work with a ragtag team of exiled minions and half-breeds to save the angel who’s become all that matters. 

Rescuing a seraph is the plan, but breaking into Hell means letting evil things out. Once they collide, minions and angels converge in the battle of the ages: good versus evil. But which side is which? Will Jack destroy the world as he fights to save Emma, his true and timeless love, from a damnation he designed?

An action-packed sequel to Crushed Seraphim, this tale reveals—time and again—what happens when the heart’s deepest desires break free. With a story both sizzling and sensual, emotional and enigmatic, Debra Anastasia invites readers to join a battle with nothing less than love on the line. 






To kick of Debra's blog tour, Omnific is going to be giving away TWO eCopies of Bittersweet Seraphim and TWO eCopies to Crushed Seraphim. All you have to do to be in the running is between now and November 30, 2012 make a comment on this post. Yeah, I know, easy right? On December 1, 2012 we will announce who are two winners are. All commenters will be put into the random drawing for the free ebooks!!

Thank you for letting Bittersweet Seraphim fly here today! Go to Debra Anastasia’s BLOG for a list of tour stops, more chances to win, and a buddy prize with crystal bracelets!
 
Thanks Deb!! 

And now it's time to BOUNCE!!



Here's how this works:

If you are an author, click on "Get the Code Here" to get the link. Copy and paste that link in your blog post. Then hop right on and add your blog url to get added to the list.


If you are a reader, you get to bounce from blog to blog and meet some great new authors and maybe find some new books to read.