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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

New Release Progress

Hi everyone...
Hope your summer is going great so far...mine's been pretty busy but good!! I've been trying to put time aside lately to work on my upcoming release tentatively entitled, "Just Take My Heart"...an exciting, sensual tale of the life and love(s) of journalist Charlotte "Charly" Halston who unexpectedly and quite reluctantly, finds herself in the middle of a tumultuous love triangle with 2 sexy rockstars. Though she can't fight her unrelenting desire for both men, Charly soon realizes the "so-called" glamorous life of a rockstar girlfriend isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Over the course of the next few weeks, I will be posting more teasers and possibly some excerpts from "Just Take My Heart" so make sure to check back often and please feel free to leave your comments and/or questions!! Let me know what you think...I LOVE hearing from my friends, fans & followers!
For those of you who have read and enjoyed "Love Bleeds", and are anxiously awaiting details on Book Two in the series...don't worry-I am also working on and planning to release the tale of Phillip & Nina (as promised) some time shortly after JTMH (if all goes well..lol)
So...guess its back to work for me! Lots of editing and proof-reading to do so I can publish JTMH sometime in the near future!
Have an awesome day and don't forget to keep your eye out for those teasers & excerpts I spoke of earlier. I may even have Charly herself stop by for a little "meet & greet" to introduce her to my readers!!! (Just a thought, so let me know what you think?!?!? )

Ok...gotta run! Off to take the kiddos to the pool for a bit of R&R and then its back to work for me! Have an awesome day everyone...

{{HUGS}}
MAGGIE

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

I'M BACK with NEW UPDATES!!


Greetings Everyone...sorry I've been away so long, so much has been going on around here!! I have some awesome announcements to make!! As you can see from the badge posted above, LOVE BLEEDS has recently won the CoffeeTimeRomance's Reviewers Recommended Award!!! I'm so honored and thrilled to have received this award and I'd like to send out HUGE {{HUGS}} to Cherokee from Coffee Time Romance for her beautiful words and her kindness in bestowing this award upon me!!
Here's the link to her review: http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/BookReviews/lovebleedsbook1bymaggiejames.html)

As if that wasn't awesome enough news, LOVE BLEEDS also received yet ANOTHER 5 STAR review from Love Romance Passion--here's the link: http://bte.tc/qfuF
PLEASE check it out!!!

Sales continue to climb for LOVE BLEEDS and I am receiving dozens of new friend requests on FB as well as acquiring so many new and wonderful friends on Twitter every week!! I can't tell you all how much this all means to me...my fans, friends and followers totally ROCK and there are no words to describe the feelings I experience everyday when I read your awesome posts, emails and comments! So...deep heartfelt thanks to all of you <3

Also...just FYI, I have also been working on my next release; my "first" release, actually, in the Rockin' Love series I mentioned here on my Blog a few months ago. I am shooting for a late August ebook publication date so stay tuned to my blog and FB page for details. But all you LOVE BLEEDS fans don't need to worry...I already have the wheels turning and the ideas are flowing for the frequently asked for and promised follow-up to Love Bleeds which will hopefully be released sometime shortly after the first Rockin' Love series installment.
So as you can see, this is going to be a busy summer for me. I will try my best to post here more often and keep you all updated on my progress!!
I'm going to sign off for now and I hope you all are having an awesome summer so far...I'll post again soon!!

{{HUGS}}
MAGGIE

Monday, June 13, 2011

Roxanne's Realm: Love Bleeds Tour Finale, Giveaway and Sexy Excerpt...

Roxanne's Realm: Love Bleeds Tour Finale, Giveaway and Sexy Excerpt...: "Hi everyone, Maggie James here with my final post on the Love Bleeds Virtual Book Tour. I thought I’d end out the awesome week I’ve had ,th..."

Friday, June 10, 2011

BLOG TOUR UPDATE

What an awesome week this has been for me!!
Lots of great interviews, awesome reviews, comments from fans & readers, etc...
And I have met and made some awesome new friends along the way--what an added bonus! I'm thrilled and in awe of how many people out there have either read or want to read LOVE BLEEDS and the wonderful feedback I have received as well as numerous requests for information (esp. about possible release date) for book two! I have the best followers, friends and fans in the world--you guys ROCK!!!
I also wanted to let you all know that 2 new stops have been added along the tour for this weekend with some awesome giveaways and a few surprises too!! No Hints, sorry :-)
You'll just have to follow along and see for yourselves!! I know, I'm so mean..LOL
Here are the links for my Sat. & Sun. stops along the last leg of the tour.
SATURDAY-JUNE 11--www.bookmonsterreviews.blogspot.com
SUNDAY-JUNE 12-- www.literaladdiction.com
Many thanks to Carla and Michelle for the interviews and having me as a guest on their awesome sites!!
So...I still have a few things to take care of before I turn in for the night. See you all this weekend on the tour and don't forget to check out My Awesome Tour Coordinator Roxanne's site www.roxannesrealm.blogspot.com on Monday for the Tour Finale Guest Post including a sexy excerpt from Love Bleeds!
Have a great evening everyone and I'll talk to you all soon...
{{HUGS}}
MAGGIE

ReaderGirls: BBT: Guest Post by Maggie James & Giveaway for LOV...

ReaderGirls: BBT: Guest Post by Maggie James & Giveaway for LOV...: "ReaderGirls welcomes Maggie James, author of the paranormal romance novel, Love Bleeds , to our blog today during the tour. Book Blurb: ..."

Thursday, June 9, 2011

1000 + Books to Read: Love Bleeds by Maggie James

1000 + Books to Read: Love Bleeds by Maggie James: "Love Bleeds (Only After Dark Series -Book One) 'There’s no such thing as vampires… Straight-laced Katarina Renót is well educated, logic..."

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Jagged Edge: Guest Post with Maggie James

Jagged Edge: Guest Post with Maggie James: "Love Bleeds Character Guest Post : Kat talks about love, lust, vampires & her relationship with Joseph Markus.. Greeting all…Katarina Renó..."

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Getting Naughty Between the Stacks: Guest Post by Joseph Markus via Maggie James

Getting Naughty Between the Stacks: Guest Post by Joseph Markus via Maggie James: "Greetings mortals, Joseph Markus here. I don’t usually do interviews; I’m actually a very private and secretive vampire but at the behest of..."

All things books: Interview/Review of Love Bleeds by Maggie James

All things books: Interview/Review of Love Bleeds by Maggie James: "Love Bleeds by Maggie James is the first book in the Only After Dark series and she certainly did an excellent job writing this book. I love..."

Monday, June 6, 2011

Page Flipperz - Kat With Many Tales ! !: Love Bleeds by Maggie James

Page Flipperz - Kat With Many Tales ! !: Love Bleeds by Maggie James: "Book Blurb : There’s no such thing as vampires… Straight-laced Katarina Renót is well educated, logical and doesn’t believe vampires truly..."

BOOK TOUR TECH DIFFICULTIES

Greeting Bloggers and Maggie James fans & followers!!!
Today kicked off the first day of the LOVE BLEEDS virtual book tour with my first stop at Fangtastic Books!! Thanks to everyone who commented/entered the LB Book Giveaway; Good Luck to all of you!!
I just wanted to let you all know that as Roxanne has already mentioned on her site (on my behalf) my entire morning and the better part of the afternoon was spent dealing with and trying to fix technical difficulties I was having with blogger. Things still aren't perfect but at least I can comment on Roxanne's site...still having trouble with my own but Hubby is doing his best to correct that situation. There was even a point today where I couldn't even view comments on other people's blogs or log in to my blog's dashboard so it looks like we're heading in the right direction...FINGERS CROSSED!!
I'll keep you updated and hopefully all will be running smoothly by morning!!
Thanks for keeping up with the tour and I'm really looking forward to catching up with everyone along the way!!
{{HUGS}}
MAGGIE

Friday, June 3, 2011

BOOK TOUR SCHEDULE

Ok guys...as promised here's the lineup for next week's "LOVE BLEEDS"/MaggieJames virtual book tour, hosted by BewitchingBookTours!! Many thanks to Roxanne for your help!!

Book Tour Schedule:
June 6- Tour Kick Off @www.fangtasticbooks.blogspot.com
June 6- LB Review @www.nickijmarkus.com
June 7- Guest Post @http://gnbstacks.blogspot.com/?zx=3385271e304485bb
June 7- LB Review @fangswandsandfairydust.com
June 7- LB Review & Interview @http://speedyreader-allthingsbooks.blogspot.com
June 8- Guest Blog Post @Jagged Edge/ http://klearsreviews.blogspot.com/
June 9- LB Review @http://1000plusbookstoread.blogspot.com
June 9- LB Review @http://donnasbloghome.blogspot.com
June 9- Radio Interview w/Desmond@Romance Radio (LINK COMING SOON!)
June 9-10- Character Post @http://theplotline.wordpress.com
June 10- Guest Post @www.readergirls.blogspot.com
June 10-**Newly added/link coming soon for Interview w/VampireRomanceBooks!!***
June 13- Tour Finale! Guest Post & Sexy Excerpt from Love Bleeds @www.roxannesrealm.blogspot.com

So there's the line-up! Please stop by and check out all these awesome Tour Host's sites! Also...along the tour there will be some contests with give-aways of a newly released paperback copy of LOVE BLEEDS so make sure to enter and win your own personal copy!! It's gonna be a really cool tour so don't miss a minute of it!!!

Thanks,
MAGGIE

Thursday, June 2, 2011

What A Week!!!

Greeting Everyone!!! First let me apologize for not posting in so long-Shame on me!! I have been so busy lately and I have meant to log on and post but days are just flying by and I can't seem to keep up.
LOTS of awesome news in the world of Maggie James these days and I'm so excited to be sharing it all with you today!!
FIRST...LOVE BLEEDS is now available in paperback...WooHoo! So for all you out there who don't own an eReader or just want to have a hard copy to have in your library...here's your chance. Here are the 2 links at Amazon where you can purchase it-- https://www.createspace.com/3607788 -and- http://www.amazon.com/Love-Bleeds-Only-After-Dark/dp/0615486002/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1307031937&sr=1-2
Wow...thats along one...LOL! You could also just log on to Amazon and look up Love Bleeds in "books"..whichever is easier!
SECOND.. A local newspaper did an interview then wrote an aritcle about me..it was posted on-line yesterday and will be in-print in next Wednesday's edition- so here's the link to that-- http://www.nj.com/independentpress/index.ssf/2011/06/romance_blooms_in_berkeley_hei.html.
AND...I've also been nominated alongside some other amazing authors for Author of the Month for May 2011@ WereVampsRomance. Here's that link-- http://t.co/59JBlQd So please head on over and vote for yours truly!! THANKS!
I've also had some awesome new reviews come in for LB and I'm thrilled to say that the popular consensus is that I should keep writing!!! Everyone is anxiously awaiting Book Two so I guess I'm doing something right...LOL :-)
My Virtual Book Tour with BewitchingBookTours starts this coming Monday,June 6th, so I'll be posting that tour schedule shortly. There will be lots of fun interviews, guest posts by me as well as some of the characters from LB, Contest/Book Give-Aways, reviews and even a radio interview with Desmond/Romance Radio which I did last night via cell-phone. What a great guy, interview was so much fun to do and should be really intriguing for all to listen to! I'll post the links to that once Des emails them to me.
So...as you can see, its been alittle busy and crazy around here these days! UPS man just came and delivered all my promo and contest give-away paperback copies of Love Bleeds...this week just keeps getting better and better!!
I really must dash off for now...lots to do today and not much time left before I'm invaded by kidlets...lmao
Have an awesome day everyone!! Oh and Speical Thanks & A Warm Welcome to all my new followers!! It's great to have you here...
((HUGS))
MAGGIE

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Vamp Kissed Dreams: Love Bleeds by Maggie James

Vamp Kissed Dreams: Love Bleeds by Maggie James: "Love Bleeds, the first book in the Only After Dark series, is an alluring story of family, passion, danger, and rock ‘n’ roll. With a ban..."

Monday, May 16, 2011

Double Whammy!!!

Hi everyone!! Yep, I have a double whammy for you today! Before I get into that- I just want to say that I hope you all had an awesome weekend. Mine was very busy, but what else in new?
AND...First off, I received an awesome email with the link to some even more AWESOME news. Well it was actually a link to an awesome review from CoffeeTimeRomance's Blog. And I haven't stopped smiling yet! Many,,many,,thanks to Cherokee for her flattering review of LOVE BLEEDS!!! Here's the link so you all can stop by and enjoy it too: http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.coffeetimeromance.com%2FBookReviews%2Flovebleedsbook1bymaggiejames.html&h=9d136XR_HeNxWh3e-AGf0XQ184A Wow...what a link...LOL...I'll have to go and shorten that!!

And if that wasn't awesome enough...today I'm the featured author on WereVampsRomance!! There's a really cool interview with yours truly AND an interview with Kat (female lead from LOVE BLEEDS) and a very entertaining guest post by Joe (Male lead vamp from LB)!! Here's the link to their site: http://werevampsromance.blogspot.com/ SO make sure to stop by and check it all out!!

So, that's my news!!! Hope everyone is having an good Monday. I usually hate Mondays but with all things considered, this one has turned out to be pretty damn good :-)
See you all soon--more news coming up in the next few days!!
Take care guys-
((HUGS))
MAGGIE

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

IT'S HERE, IT'S HERE !!!!!

WOOHOO!!!...IT'S FINALLY HERE!!!!
My proof copy of LOVE BLEEDS in paperback is here!!! I can actually hold it in my hot little hands and it feels sooooooooooooooo good :-D I can hardly believe it. I feel like I've been waiting forever for this day to come and now it's finally here!
AND...it looks awesome, absolutely perfect! Even better than I had hoped it would..LOL
Now I just have to give it the once over, read it carefully and then notify Amazon that we're good to go and it will be available for purchase!!! (Hopefully by the end of the week!)
I tell you what guys...this day just keeps getting better and better. I also have an interview posted on http://forbiddenpassionsinterviews.blogspot.com/2011/05/interview-with-maggie-james.html so make sure to stop by and check it out!!!
Ok...I hate to dash off but I have so many people to call and text and then its back to work on interviews, guest posts and start reading MY BOOK!!! Yep, I said MY BOOK in paperback!!! I still can't believe it...somebody pinch me...LOL
I hope you all have an awesome day...see ya soon!!
***HUGS***
MAGGIE

Sunday, May 8, 2011

SIX SENTENCE SUNDAY!!!

Morning everyone & Happy Mothers Day !!! Hope you enjoy this post for "6 SENTENCE SUNDAY".
Please make sure to take a look at all the other amazing author posts for todays 6 Sentence Sunday!! I hope you enjoy this little teaser from my paranormal romance LOVE BLEEDS....

"Though his hunger mounted, Joe painfully realized he could not allow his unexpected feelings for this woman to force him into acting impulsively. He must have patience. Though he yearned to have his arms enfold her-to feel the warmth of her body pressed to his-to take what he needed- something deep within him wouldn’t allow his natural instinct to take control. He fought to keep his wits about him as Kat’s mere presence weakened his hardened exterior. Should he reveal his true objective, Joe was certain her reaction would be one of sheer horror and repulsion. Laying to ruin what he had started by losing control now could prove fatal."

Thanks for stopping by my blog for 6 Sentence Sunday...if you like what you've just read, please grab your own copy of LOVE BLEEDS at the links listed on this blog...***Available in paperback shortly***(within the next week)!!!! Stay tuned for details!!!
Have a wonderful day!!
MAGGIE

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

AWESOME NEW REVIEW for LOVE BLEEDS

Chasing Fangs in Ireland & England: A Review of Maggie James's Debut Novel Love Bleeds --courtesy of GetFanged.com/ the website with BITE!!!

"Being almost 500 years old, I can be quite set in my ways. When it comes to books, I am no exception. But, this year, I gave in to my Gemini tendencies and purchased an Amazon Kindle. And, as promised to Ms. James, the first e-book I purchased was her debut novel: Love Bleeds."

Summary
In Ireland, Joseph (Joe) Markus, a rock-n-roll star vampire, meets with Katarina (Kat) Renót, a professor of lore on sabbatical with her best friend Nina. While Nina easily succumbs to fellow vampire Phillip’s charm, Kat is not so trusting. She finds Joe’s abs delectable, but his arrogance keeps Kat from reaching out and scooting her fingers along the ridges of his six-pack. Joe, on the other hand, hates that Kat does not easily fall prey to his charm. His glamour. While the would-be lovers play cat-and-mouse, someone else—a vampire, perhaps—is Hell-bent on avenging a man he feels died with Joe’s blessing.

Story: 3 out of 4 Garlic Bulbs

This book could be dangerous if given to blue-balling vampires. James’s attention to sexual detail is sure to arouse the erotic pleasures of many. Vampires really do make love better, and James plays with this tidbit of knowledge to the fullest extent. Joe knows his way around a woman, and his techniques, from his fingers to his groin, are worthy of the sharpest fangs. The women are just as equally hungry for sex and willing to engage the vampires in their primal needs, which makes for a fun read.

Characters: 3 out of 4 Garlic Bulbs

The characters, at times, seemed a bit like stock characters. For example, Phillip’s the vampire who fights his bloodlust, which reminds me Edward Cullen, sans sparkles. If ol’ Phil really wants to live as a vampire but can’t bring himself to drink from a human, why doesn’t he feed from rats? I, for one, was fed up with his self-loathing, and had I been a character in the novel, I would have “helped” him meet the sun.

Joe, on the other hand, stays true to the vampire way. While he’s open to living with one woman for all eternity, he is also okay with taking what he needs during a one-night stand. That’s not to say he’s entirely selfish. He aims to satisfy, in many delicious ways, his bedmates. I would be proud to call Joe my friend.

Overall: 3 out of 4 Garlic Bulbs

James manages to whisk her reader into a world of vampire loving, vampire rocking and vampire mystery. My only concerns are that grammatical errors and differences in typeface might jolt the reader out of his/her “suspension of disbelief,” something a writer must always strive to avoid. That being said, if this story is any indicator of James’s potential and talent, I eagerly await the release of novel #2.


WOOHOO...thanks to my new friend/fan VampireTemoc...you really made me smile with this awesome review!!!
Stay tuned...rumor has it that more great reviews and author interviews are soon to be released for me and Love Bleeds!!!
**HUGS**
MAGGIE

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

I'M FAMOUS...LOL

Happy Tuesday everyone!!!
Wow...I just can't seem to get into the groove of things today...LOL...Was a hectic weekend, followed by a manic Monday and here I sit, at my laptop, staring at my "to be done" list and I'm abit overwhelmed. I have writing to do, editing to work on, interviews to complete and emails to answer but I can't stay focused. (**rolls eyes***)
Ok...I'll try to keep this short & sweet so I can get back to work but just had to check in and keep you posted on the goings-on around here.

First off, went to book signing last night for Nikki Sixx's "This Is Gonna Hurt" and had him sign my copy (and me...lol). Had a great time...what a sweetheart he is! So humble and personable:-)
Here's a little something for your viewing pleasure....

But here's the thriller for me. I was waiting in line to go inside to meet Nikki and someone overheard my daughter and I talking about Love Bleeds going into paperback and she interrupted and asked if I was famous...lol...To which my sweetheart of a daughter replied with a giggle, "Not yet." Well, when I told her who I was, she said the name sounded familiar and my jaw dropped. Turns out she works for Barnes&Noble! She then proceeded to ask my for my autograph and a picture with me! Talk about thrilling!! This, in turn, prompted another woman in line to do the same and I had to sign another autograph...I felt like a celebrity! It was beyond awesome!! That definitely make my week, possibly even my year..LOL So there I was, waiting to get Nikki Sixx's autograph and signing my own in the parking lot! Good times...good times indeed :-)
Oooh, one more thing...Just wanted to let everyone know that LOVE BLEEDS is going off to print tonight and I should have my ARC by Monday. Once I approve it, its off to the presses!!!! I'M SO EXCITED !!! I'll keep you posted on purchase availability dates for Amazon...should be in 2 wks, the longest!!
So don't forget to stop back and check in often for the latest news...Thanks to all my wonderful fans and friends...I love and appreciate every single one of you!!!
Have an awesome day :-)
**HUGS**
MAGGIE

Friday, April 29, 2011

Bitten by Paranormal Romance: Review of Love Bleeds by Maggie James

Bitten by Paranormal Romance: Review of Love Bleeds by Maggie James: "Title: Love Bleeds Author: Maggie James Source: Requested Review Genre: Paranormal Romance - Vampires Format: ebook - 309 pages Release Date..."

Thursday, April 28, 2011

A Call To Arms...

Morning everyone...how are you all today???
I'm busy, busy, busy as usual...but today I have a special, heartfelt request for my friends, followers and fans.
I have been working like mad with promoting LOVE BLEEDS and so far it has really been paying off. Sales are going great, reviews have been awesome and interview/guest spot requests have been pouring in (and keeping me pretty busy)...However, it appears that getting the word out about my blog is not going as well as I had hoped. I'm going to be making some new additions, features and possibly some changes to make it more interesting but I need your help. I would really appreciate it if you guys could spread the word and help me gain some followers. Mention my blog to your friends, help me Retweet about it, pass it on "word of mouth", etc...however and whenever you can! I would soooooooooooooooooo appreciate it.
I am currently putting the finishing touches on getting LOVE BLEEDS into paperback and it will hopefully be available for purchase on Amazon in the next week or so..WooHoo!!! So once that happens, I think I'll be hosting some give-aways as well as posting some teasers from my upcoming release in the "Rockin' Love" series. I'm constantly thinking of new ways to draw attention to my blog and website (which is currently undergoing remodeling) and I know if we band together and help spread the word, both of my sites could do well.
FYI...the maggiejames website should be finished and ready to go shortly so I'll keep you posted.
Well, thats all for today...PLEASE show some love and help me spread the word!!! As always, I am extremely grateful to all my friends and followers for your support and encouragement...you guys have been awesome!!!
Take care and I'll keep you posted on all the "goings-on" in the world of Maggie James!!!
***HUGS***
MAGGIE

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Bewitching Book Tours: Now Scheduling a Virtual Tour for Love Bleeds by M...

Bewitching Book Tours: Now Scheduling a Virtual Tour for Love Bleeds by M...: "I am now scheduling a one week book tour blitz for the vampire novel, Love Bleeds by Maggie James. I have a review pdf for those interest..."

Saturday, April 23, 2011

AWESOME INTERVIEW

Morning everyone...how are you on this rainy Saturday?? The weather may be lousy but I'm great!! Have some amazing news to share with you today.

First off...yours truly and Love Bleeds were included in the Arts & Entertainment Section section (click on "49 More Articles") of The Romance Reader Daily..here's the link if you wanna check it out-- http://paper.li/RomanceGenre ..How Exciting!!!

AND second..make sure to stop over at http://independentparanormal.blogspot.com/ and check out my newly posted interview with Jennifer Rainey. Very Cool!! Many thanks to Jennifer for the opportunity!

Have a great weekend everyone, I'm off to do some writing!! Take care and make sure to stop back often for more news and updates!!
HUGS-
MAGGIE

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Teaser Tuesday

A little late but better late than not at all, right? I meant to post the following excerpt this morning but it's been one of those days...LOL
Oh...and a bit of news too. This Saturday, April 23rd, make sure to check out my Author Interview with Independent Paranormal-- here's the link: http://independentparanormal.blogspot.com/ Thanks so much to my new friend Jennifer for setting it up and asking me some great questions!!!

So without further delay-Here it is folks...Your Teaser Tuesday-Mini Excerpt from LOVE BLEEDS....ENJOY :-)

Once they reached the enormous wooden doors, Nina grabbed hold of the large brass handles and opened them as if she had known they would be unlocked. She entered into the front hall with Kat following close behind.

“Hello?” Nina called out as they took several steps inside. “Anybody home?”

The majesty of the estate’s interior décor was breathtaking. Floor length drapes of burgundy velvet with gold trim hung from every visible window. Located to their left was the living room; where a roaring fire burned in a marble fireplace. Atop the stone mantel were crystal vases filled with dried flowers as well as numerous scattered pictures in gilded frames; adding a romantic Victorian flair to the décor. A grand piano was set in the far corner of the room with numerous sheets of music covering its top. At least a dozen guitars in different colors and shapes were lined up against the far wall.
An enormous couch covered in a swirled pattern of hunger green and amber velvet sat in the middle of the room. In front of which was a long, hand carved antique coffee table. On its surface sat various sizes of aromatic candles set atop black iron pedestals. The warm aroma of spiced incense permeated the air. The girls took a step further into the room.

“We shouldn’t be here Nina.” Kat whispered nervously, “we don’t even know who lives here. Maybe we should…”

“Welcome ladies.” A deep voice spoke from behind them.

Kat‘s breath caught mid-sentence when she realized they were no longer alone. She turned cautiously to see the handsome lead singer standing behind them in the shadows. Dressed in an unbuttoned, flowing white shirt and tight fitting black leather pants with a black linen jacket thrown casually over his shoulder; he buttoned his sleeves at the wrists as he approached. He appeared to have recently showered judging from the way his damp, golden brown hair hung loosely over his rose colored cheeks. He flashed a devilishly handsome grin and took long confident steps towards them.

“We don’t mean to intrude,” Kat began to explain. “…but your blonde friend…”

He gently placed his finger on her lips. “Shh…it’s perfectly alright. Phillip told me he had invited guests this evening so I’ve been expecting you. I assure you that you are quite welcome in my home.” He reached out and took Kat’s trembling hand. “My name is Joe.” He tenderly kissed the top of it. “This fall from grace, I see your face. Your love was kind yet left me scarred and blind…” his mouth lingered; creating tingling warmth against the top of her hand.

She withdrew from his grasp. “Excuse me?”

“I apologize…I didn’t mean to frighten you. The words simply flowed over my tongue as I kissed your hand.”

Kat’s breath came in short pants; her heart beat heavy. She covered the hand Joe had kissed with the other and tried to rub away the lingering warmth his lips had caused. Afraid to look into his dark eyes, she turned away and took wary steps towards the front hall, where Nina was headed towards the staircase.

“He’s been waiting for you Nina.” Joe called out as he removed his jacket from over his shoulder then slid his arms into their sleeves one at a time. Slowly he drew them up his muscular arms. “There’s no need to be afraid. Just go to him.”

Nina started up the staircase to the second floor. Kat followed close behind until Joe approached. “Not to worry, she’ll find him.” He adjusted his jacket up and over his broad shoulders.

“What?” She finally dared to gaze into his dark eyes. “How did you do that?” Kat was baffled. “How did you know…?”

“I simply assumed.” Joe replied. “By the look of concern on your face. But I assure you she’ll be fine. Why don’t you join me in the living room?” He swept his hand before her as an invitation but Kat hesitated. A nervous knot formed in her stomach at the mere thought of being alone with him. What was it about him that unnerved her so? Kat knew she was a strong, confident woman so what was it about Joe that had her so rattled? Did she fear him or was it his dark, eerie mystique that tempted her more than she dared to admit?
Kat dragged her thoughts away from their seductive host long enough to make a clean get away. She turned away from Joe and ascended the stairs. Once she reached the upper landing, she turned right and followed a long dark hallway in search of Nina. Softly, she called Nina’s name as her eyes strained to see what lie ahead. As she continued down the long hall, she swore she heard faint echoes of someone call her name. Her eyes shifted to the left then to the right but there was no one.

“I’m right here Kat.”

She whirled around to find Joe standing directly behind her.

“Don’t do that!” She exclaimed.

“I apologize.” Joe bowed his head. “Habit.”

“Well, it’s very unnerving. That ‘Prince of Darkness’ act may work on some women but to me it’s just creepy.”

“Noted…”

As a result of Joe’s intentional distraction, Kat had lost track of where Nina had gone. She needed to redirect her thoughts and pull herself together. “Would it be alright if I used your bathroom?” She thought quickly. “Just need to freshen up.”

Joe pointed her in the direction of a small powder room at the end of the hallway. She had only traveled a few steps away when Joe called to her.
“Could I fix you a drink while I wait…a glass of wine perhaps?”

“Yes, thank you. A glass of wine would be lovely.”
She waited until Joe made his way down the stairs and headed towards the living room. Kat kept her eyes on him until he was safely out of sight then quickly turned on her heels. Instead of heading in the direction he had instructed, she walked down the opposite end of the corridor. On her way, she checked every door.

“Oh damn it Nina, where the hell are you?” She whispered. Near the end of the hall, she finally spotted Nina standing outside an old wooden door; her ear pressed firmly against it. Kat raced up behind her; grabbed her by the arm and spun her around. “Where the hell have you been? I’ve been looking for you everywhere.”

Nina raised her finger and pursed her lips. “Shh…do you hear that?” She asked then continued on to the next door.

“Hear what?” Kat scowled. “Oh great! Now you’re hallucinating. I swear I can’t believe all this nonsense over some guy. What’s gotten into you?”
*******

Well...thats all for today...make sure to check back often for more annoucements, excerpts and updates on my NEW Upcoming "Rockin' Love" Series!!! Thanks for stopping by! :-D
Take care...
MAGGIE

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Bewitching Book Tours: Now Scheduling a Virtual Tour for Love Bleeds by M...

Bewitching Book Tours: Now Scheduling a Virtual Tour for Love Bleeds by M...: "I am now scheduling a one week book tour blitz for the vampire novel, Love Bleeds by Maggie James. I have a review pdf for those interested..."

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

HOT NEW SERIES !!!

Good Morning everyone! Hope you enjoyed my Teaser Tuesday excerpt yesterday..thanks for the comments here and on FB and Twitter!! And thanks to all my new followers & fans!!
Today is a BIG day for me--I have a special, exciting announcement to make....
First off, I want to take a moment to fill you guys in on a few things (I promise to keep it brief...lol)and then, on to the good stuff.
When I started writing romance novels, back in 2004, I spent countless late-night hours at my computer with so many ideas spinning in my head I could barely type fast enough. All these years later, I decided to release LOVE BLEEDS first not only because of the popularity of the paranormal genre but also because of LB's unique take on vampires. (Them being rockstars and all...)
Because of my well-know passion for Rock'N'Roll, each of my novels contained that element but not all of them were in the paranormal genre. I also wrote a second series appropriately entitled "Rockin' Love". Are you ready? Here's the series description:

The “Rockin’ Love” Series
If you grew in the era of Sex, Drugs & Rock n’ Roll, you can’t deny you fantasized at one time or another of what it would be like to be a ‘rock star’ girlfriend. Along with hundreds of other women your age, you’d spend countless hours waiting in line at the local box office for concert tickets to see your favorite bands. Then spend the next few months counting down the days until the night of the show. All for the mere chance to see your favorite Rock Gods live and in person.
On any given night, in fan-filled arenas across the country, thousands of women, myself included, dressed in black leather and spandex with our teased hair frozen in place by Aqua Net, lined the rows of seats. We’d screamed our lungs out for the chance to be heard above the other over-zealous fans doing the same. Fueled by lust and adoration; we secretly prayed the hard rocking alpha male commanding center stage would look our way; perhaps even notice us; we fantasized of what it would be like to spend time alone with him on the infamous tour bus. Or better yet; to be in his arms. We stood starry-eyed with visions of being swept off our feet by a sexy guitar wheeling bad boy with a body that rocked and the reputation to prove it. The perpetual rock star whose lanky body swayed to the music as he sang about love, lust and heartbreak; he swore to possess the stamina to keep him “up all night”.
As my research has proven time and again, there are many women who have dreamt about, fantasized and a choice few have even lived out the “rock n’ roll fantasy” lifestyle. The books in this series are tales of passion and controversy; love and heartbreak; graphically detailed as if they had be written by the women who took a walk on the wild side and lived to tell about it. They are beautiful, strong-willed and independent; each of them possesses their own ideas of what they believe true love should be like. That is, until they come face to face with the object of their affection. Their men of choice are handsome, sensual, arrogant and brimming with testosterone; at times even dangerous. Their stereotypical antics on and off stage are enough to make a good girl (even a bad girl) blush.
The “Rockin’ Love” series is dedicated to those irresistible bad boys of rock & roll and the women who love them. Each installment appropriately titled with the name of an unforgettable rock ballad/anthem from that era, due to the ecstasy, heartbreak and perpetual hope of a “happily ever after” described in their pages. So put on your Spandex, have a box of Kleenex handy and get your lighters out. “Rockin’ Love” is gonna rock your world!

SO...having said all that...I am thrilled and proud to announce that the first installment in the Rockin' Love series is currently in its final stages of preparation for release/publication!!! Coming soon to Amazon.com!! I'm SO excited!!!

**A message to all you fans of Love Bleeds-This does NOT mean I have forsaken the Only After Dark series. Absolutely not!! Rest assured that I am still currently working on book two and hoping for its release in the near future!**
I plan to continue publishing books from both series'...possibly alternating series releases...not sure yet, need to see how it goes-LOL!!
So, that's my news! Please feel free to leave a comment, question or whatever's on your mind. I would love to hear from you!
Well, gotta get busy busy...so much to do-so little time!!
Take care everyone..until next time :-)
MAGGIE

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

TEASER TUESDAY

Morning All...I have decided to keep things going with Teaser Tuesday and post another excerpt from LOVE BLEEDS today!! Since last week I introduced the sexy, handsome and talented rock-vamps, I thought perhaps today, I'd show you alittle bit of what makes them so irresistable...an honest to goodness "teaser", if you will. Hope you enjoy it----

EXCERPT FROM CHAPTER 16...

Kat wept even harder. He’s a God damn vampire! The words repeated over and over as she stood on the opposite side of the door from the man she had actually considered being intimate with. More confused than ever, she tugged on the door even harder until she heard him groan.
“You can’t hurt me Kat. I will heal before the next dawn.”
“And what about Nina? Is she like you and Phillip now? A blood sucking immortal queen of the undead? She was my best friend Joe and that bastard took her away from me!” She shouted through her tears. “I hate you Joe! I hate you both!”
“Please let me in.” Joe attempted to push the door open. “I’m no monster Kat. I am still the man you held in your arms less than twenty four hours ago. The man you so desperately desired and wanted in your bed.”
“Don’t remind me.” She stiffened her upper lip and swallowed back her tears.
“If I were truly going to harm you I could have easily done so last night.” Joe tried to reason with her. “You were, if you recall, more than willing.”
“Bastard…” Though she didn’t want to admit it, she was fully aware he spoke the truth. She yanked on the door even harder in attempts to keep him at bay. Joe growled and ground his teeth so hard his jaw cramped.
“I may be immortal but I assure you… that… I do… feel pain!”
“Good!”
“Dammit Kat…please open this door. You have no reason to fear me.”
“Like hell I don’t.” The pressure she had kept on the door was waning. “This is all so surreal.” She sighed. Her head ached and her eyes burned. She blinked several times to clear away the fresh tears. With a heavy heart she mourned her best friend and felt powerless in battling her mounting emotions.
Believing she had nothing left to lose, Kat finally released her hold on the door knob and took a feeble step backward. Joe wiggled his fingers to re-circulate the blood flow then gently pushed on the door. She gasped when she noticed his hand. It was badly bruised and his knuckles were a tattered bloody mess.
“Oh my God…you’re hand!”
“It’s alright.” Joe replied as he assessed the damage. “I’ve had worse.”
“I didn’t mean to…”
“Shh…it’s alright.” He drew her into his arms and she didn’t resist. She was too exhausted and confused to prolong her futile battle with Joe.
“It will all be alright now.” He comforted. “Don’t you see? This is who and what we are. And now your dear friend and mine will be together for all eternity, as they should be.” His arms enfolded her while he stroked her hair. “Phillip had searched so long and nearly given up until the other night. Nina is his salvation.”
“But she’s a…a…oh God…I can’t even say it.” She began to weep once more. “She’ll never be the Nina I knew before…”
“She is still your Nina.” Joe reminded her. “She will always be the woman she was before tonight…just…immortal. She will never grow old, never die. She will always be as beautiful as she is right now. And the best part is she will never be alone again. Phillip will love her and treasure her forever—it is their destiny.”
“Like soul-mates? But your kind has no soul.”
“Who told you that?” Joe’s eyebrows furrowed.
“Its common knowledge.” Kat stated with confidence. “Everyone knows that vampires have no soul. They’re basically the walking dead.”
“You watch too many movies.”
Kat placed her hands on his broad chest and pushed her upper body away from him just far enough to search his dark, sultry eyes.
“What are you saying? Vampires are just the same as “normal” people except they drink blood and sleep in coffins?”
“I don’t sleep in a coffin…I’m claustrophobic.”
“This isn’t funny Joe!” She slammed her fists against his chest. “God damn you…I’m serious!” She took a sharp step back.
“So am I.” Joe reached for her. “Please calm down.”
Kat pushed away his offered hand. “Don’t touch me.”
“Kat…please...” Despite her objection; he grabbed hold of her shoulders and slowly drew her into his embrace. She was reluctant at first. Finally she allowed herself to step closer to him. Still she didn’t touch him, didn’t kiss him. Though she secretly longed to feel his mouth on hers; to feel every inch of his naked body on hers; she fought to keep control of her desire.
Joe cursed under his breath and took her into his arms. God, his arrogance aroused her. She hated that fact. “Let me go”, she somehow managed to protest, though it was breathless, unconvincing.
“You don’t really want me to let you go-do you Kat?” That was the horrifying truth, and she knew it.
“Bastard...” She hated the fact that he knew her so well. And though she might love being in his arms, she couldn’t forget the truth of what he was.
“Oh God…I’m so confused!” She rested her head on Joe’s chest between her clenched fists. “And I’m exhausted.”
“Then you must rest.” He wrapped his strong arms around her and laid his head atop of hers. “I’ll take you to bed.”
“Oh no you won’t!” She instantly withdrew and protested.
“Easy Darlin’…easy.” He clarified. “Don’t let your imagination get the better of you. I simply meant I would help you get the rest you need. I was not inviting myself to join you.”
“Oh…right...right.” Kat’s shoulders relaxed. She surrendered her defenses and allowed her body to sink into Joe’s. Though the past hours had been traumatic ones, she couldn’t swear to herself, or anyone else for that matter, that she was totally against having him accompany her to bed. Just the same, feeling his body lying beside her amidst the warm sleekness of satin sheets was probably not a good idea. She couldn’t guarantee that neither she nor Joe would be able to control themselves. In her vulnerable state, Kat feared she would give in to her physical desire for him and that little scenario, she believed, could definitely prove to be a fatal mistake.
“If I may be so bold…” Joe slid his arms behind her knees. “Just relax and hold on to me.”
Kat conceded defeat. He gently scooped her into his arms. She wrapped her arms loosely around his neck and laid her head on his shoulder. A barely audible sigh crossed her lips as she burrowed her face into the warmest crevice of Joe’s neck. He swallowed hard when he felt her warm breath cross over his skin. As he carried her towards the bed, even the tiniest of movements created a delicate rocking and caused her lips to make subtle contact.
He wanted to kiss her...but he wanted it too much. He feared kissing her would be like ingesting a lethal dose of poison-damning him for all eternity.
If you only knew how much I desired you. He thought. To feel you beneath me…to touch you…taste you…Joe placed her down gently on the bed. When Kat’s back touched down on the red satin comforter, she moaned softly yet did not release her arms from around Joe’s neck.
“Please don’t leave me.”
“But I thought you said…”
“I know what I said. But would you just stay with me until I fall asleep? I’ll understand if you say no, but I don’t want to be alone right now.”
“As you wish…” He agreed and Kat released him.
Joe dragged a nearby arm chair over towards the bed and took a seat. Kat observed him closely to make sure he didn’t change his mind and leave the room the moment she got comfortable. As he settled back into the tall back leather chair and couldn’t help but notice how sexy he was. For a dead guy. She thought.
After some time had passed, Kat eventually closed her eyes and prayed what she had witnessed over the past few days would not haunt her dreams. The images of Nina and Phillip were still fresh in her mind. Their blatant sexual conduct coupled with their shocking display of mutual blood-letting was something she wouldn’t soon forget. Life as she knew it had been changed forever and there wasn’t a damn thing Kat could do about it.
-END-

Well...hope you enjoyed that!! If you want more, don't forget to get your own copy of LOVE BLEEDS from either Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com or Smashwords.com!! THANX :)

FYI...I'll be making a special announcement about upcoming releases from yours truly, MAGGIE JAMES, so don't forget to stop back here tomorrow and check it out!!!
Ta Ta for now...have an awesome day everyone and I'll see you back here tomorrow!!
**Hugs**
MAGGIE

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

DEBUT: Excerpt From LOVE BLEEDS

To say "THANK YOU" to all my new fans and followers, I decided to surprise you all with an excerpt from LOVE BLEEDS today....Hope you enjoy it & PLEASE leave a comment!!! Would LOVE to hear what you think--Thanks :)
(Here's the set-up: Chapter Five-Nina & Kat are in club Graphica where Joe's band Slang has just taken the stage...they see the men for the first time.)

Excerpt from LOVE BLEEDS:
With a solitary burst of smoke that covered the stage, Joe made his dramatic entrance on the heels of a wailing riff from Phillip’s guitar. The entire club burst into frenzy the second he took center stage and belted out a melodic scream that was barely overheard above the riotous crowd. Nina was glued to her seat and waited with baited breath to see who the awesome voice belonged to.

The strobe lights swirled in a multi-colored pattern of blue, green and red; flashing in sequence with the pounding tempo of the music. She strained to see past the dissipating clouds of smoke. But when the lights ceased flashing and the mist cleared, it was not the lead singer who immediately commanded her attention, but rather the blonde guitarist to his right.

He was unnaturally handsome, in an innocently boyish sort of way. He appeared to be a few inches shy of six feet tall with a medium athletic build. His shoulder length blonde hair shone like spun gold. Blended streaks of platinum illuminated when the stage lights hit him at just the right angle. His piercing blue eyes were deep set in the paleness of his complexion and held certain sadness. Nina had never seen eyes so blue.

He was dressed in tight black leather pants with a matching linen jacket. No shirt underneath. Nothing covered his broad bare chest but a soft coating of golden blonde hair and a small silver medallion hung around his neck. With his gleaming black guitar slung low on his thighs, he played as if it were an extension of his own body. Head back, eyes closed- he seduced the crowd while he strummed a haunting melody.

“Sorry I took so long!” Kat hollered to be heard over the boisterous crowd. “That ladies room was packed!”
Nina didn’t acknowledge her presence. Her sole focus was the sensual guitar player who had her mesmerized.
“I said… I’m sorry I took so long.” Kat tried again to get her attention. “I had hoped to get back before the show started.”

Still, Nina didn’t reply. She couldn’t tear her eyes away from the alluring blonde. Kat looked up at the stage and immediately realized what had Nina so entranced. “Hmm…not bad!” Her eyes shifted to his left where the lead singer commanded center stage. Kat felt as though she were suddenly kicked to the chest. “It’s that guy!” Her heart stopped. Her throat caught. “The one I bumped into.”

Truly electrifying, he was dark and mysterious-dressed completely in black from head to toe. Tight leather pants fit his long muscular legs and other parts of his anatomy to perfection-and as she immediately noticed, left nothing to the imagination. His black silk shirt was left to hang open down to the middle of his rippled torso. A full head of sun streaked golden brown hair hung in layers, perfectly framing his finely chiseled face. His eyes were the color of a midnight sky just before a storm—dark and ominous. Just as she remembered.

Kat knew him to be at least several inches over six feet tall from their earlier accidental encounter. His overtly masculine body swayed provocatively to the music as he seduced the crowd with his sultry voice. He oozed pure sex, from the top of his gorgeous head right down to the squared off tip of his black leather boots. Back and forth he paced across the stage like a mighty hell-cat stalking its prey.

His hypnotic eyes studied every detail of her body inch by inch. Though he usually preferred blondes; he couldn’t help but be entranced by Kat’s understated beauty. From her long sculpted legs over the delicate swell of her hips his eyes followed a lustful trail up to her breasts. Joe wet his lips. His eyes continued to follow the line of her petite bare shoulders up to the dainty curve of her neck. He admired how the neon lights danced upon her raven hair, casting a shadowy prism affect down its shimmering length.

But nothing compared to her full luscious lips. He felt an instant strain in his already skin tight leather pants. Joe’s mind wandered. He could only imagine what it would be like to have those dainty lips play upon his naked flesh. Heavenly.
Kat parted her lips and it nearly pushed him over the edge. Focus. He forced his gaze to her russet brown eyes. They held such intensity- a man could drown in their depth. Within that depth, a false sense of innocence any mortal man would sell his soul to claim. But Joe was no mortal man; as he quickly reminded himself.

Never would he let a woman get the better of him. He decided to turn the tables and focused hard on those beautiful doe-like eyes. His stare sent an icy chill up Kat’s spine.
Unable to tear her eyes away for an instant; her pulse quickened; her heart pounded beneath her breast. His dark ominous eyes were all she could see; his deep sultry voice was all she heard above the screaming guitars. The heart-pounding beat of the music faded to a distant melody and Kat lost all track of time.

A massive crowd had formed near the front of the stage. Women surrounded her in every direction. They clawed past one another in euphoric frenzy with the hope of getting closer to the sensual man in black who hovered above them on stage.
Amidst the chaos and her momentary lapse of reality, Kat had lost track of Nina. She searched the crowd and eventually spotted her standing mere inches away from the stage wall; still paying particularly close attention to the alluring blonde guitar player.
With concern for her friend’s safety, Kat forged a path deep into the riotous crowd and with much effort and one final exasperated push, she finally appeared beside her. She spun Nina around by the shoulder.
“Glad to see you’re having fun. I was nearly trampled to death trying to reach you!”
Nina was star struck. “He’s amazing! “Who is he?”
“Who cares?” Kat fumed. “Besides, the way he’s been looking at you is giving me the creeps. Can we please just leave? It’s getting late.”

The band began to play to another song. Kat’s anger transitioned to fear when she sensed a warm menacing presence surround her. It breathed down the back of her neck; threatening to overtake her. His melodic voice filled the air; called to her. Fear gave way to curiosity when she raised her eyes to meet his once more.

Kat could tell by just looking at him, he was probably extremely self-assured and arrogant as well. Definitely not the kind of man she would normally give the time of day. Yet, the harder she resisted, the more she yearned to gaze into his dark sultry eyes. To listen to his sensual words as he seduced her without so much as a single touch. It took nearly all her willpower to turn away but she finally directed her attention back to Nina- still frozen were she stood-mesmerized by the bewitching guitarist. (END)......

Want more??? Stay tuned for more excerpts from LOVE BLEEDS in the near future! If you can't wait that long (I hope you can't...lol) You can always get your own copy today at Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com or Smashwords.com---Thanks for stopping by!!
Take care-
MAGGIE

Monday, April 4, 2011

Noteworthy News...

Happy Monday everyone!! I usually hate Mondays but this ones not too bad...so far...LOL
Just been over to Paranormal Haven to check out my newly posted Author Interview and it looks awesome! It was so much fun to do...felt kinda like a real celebrity :)Thanks to Stephanie for posting.
On the other side of the coin...have to be honest here-was not quite as thrilled with review for Love Bleeds. I was really hoping their guest reviewer Beth had enjoyed it more but Hey,to each his own. I don't expect everyone out there who reads Love Bleeds to be a fan so I'll just take the good with the bad and move on. I do appreciate Beth's honesty, just wish it had been more to her liking.

Anyway...on a happier note...MiniBookExcerpt Monday is up on my friend Dana's blog site over at Readaholics Anonymous. Check it out when you get the chance. She posted a little "teaser",if you will, taken from a scene in Love Bleeds! (There's also a teaser in the interview on PH that I put in myself!!)

Speaker of "teasers"...was thinking over the weekend about posting some here on my blog to see if I can stir up some more interest and perhaps acquire some more readers/fans for Love Bleeds. What do you think about a new weekly post I was thinking about calling "Teaser Tuesday". I'll start if of with some excerpts from Love Bleeds (of course..lol) and perhaps include some excerpts from books written by some of my personal favorites in the future (with the authors permission, of course!)
Tell me what you think...for now, I think I'm gonna go with it and post something tomorrow!!
So make sure to check back and see what little tidbits I leave here...just to "tease"..
Well...gotta get back to work...that's all for now!!
Take care and make sure to stop back in tomorrow :)
MAGGIE

Oooh...almost forgot-If you haven't heard yet...LOVE BLEEDS now has an awesome book trailer on YouTube....here's the link--http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub_2Gl80I6o&feature=youtu.be
If that doesn't work or take you to the video...just go to YouTube.com and type in Love Bleeds Maggie James!!!
Thanks!!!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Happy "Fantastic" Friday!!!

WOW...what a week this has been for me!! I couldn't be happier if I was twins...lmao :D
AWESOME...and I DO mean awesome reviews have been coming in for LOVE BLEEDS, sales are up and promotion is going great! Looking into printing Love Bleeds in paperback form in the near future...anyone interested??? Leave your comments- please! Would love to hear from you :)
Also, don't forget-coming up next week:
Dana/ReadaholicsAnonymous will be premiering a new feature on her awesome blog and yours truly, well Love Bleeds, will be her first excerpt entry! I'm so honored and flattered-Thanks Dana! Here's the link to her site:http://readaholicsanonymous-mustread.blogspot.com/
Please don't forget to check out her amazing review...3.5 stars and 4 on Amazon.com!!

AND...on Paranormal Haven's Blog--Another review (I haven't see it yet so don't have details) for Love Bleeds and author interview with ME will be posted so make sure to stop by their site and check it out. Here's their link:http://www.paranormalhaven.com/
Many thanks to Stephanie and Beth at PH for working with me on this!!

But wait, there's more...A 5 star/rave review from a new Maggie James fan posted last night on Twitter, FB and other sites!! If you're interested-Here's the link: http://t.co/b4WxBqy
Thanks to Ms. Fine for the kind words!! Always love to hear from my fans:)

WOW...so that's been my week so far...ain't it great!!! I just wanted to THANK all my friends (old and new), family, followers, fans and everyone else who has been so supportive and encouraging--I couldn't have done any of this without you. Love & hugs to you all!!!
Well, I'm gonna sign off for now, have some writing to do and emails to answer :D
Have a great weekend everyone, in case I don't post again later, and I'll be back on Monday. Hopefully with some more exciting news from the wonderful world of Maggie James!

Take care,
MAGGIE

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Review for LOVE BLEEDS!!!

Hi again everyone...I'm so excited and proud to announce that my first review is in for LOVE BLEEDS and what an amazing one it is!!!
Take a look for yourselves:

"Sexy! Titillating! Seductive! LOVE BLEEDS explodes onto the paranormal scene with alluring and exhilarating characters! Ms. Maggie James brings in a fresh and unique take on vampires. Her writing style allows you hear all sides of the story, and then some. Joe and Kat's passion has the ability to ignite flames. This book is an exciting sample of what Maggie James will bring to the table in future books. Ms. James left me with the desire to hang out with Kat and Nina, and have a beer. I highly recommend this book if your looking for a paranormal romance." ***3.5 Stars /as per Dana @ReadaholicsAnonymous***

Here's s the link for the full review-http://readaholicsanonymous-mustread.blogspot.com/

Many thanks, muchos gracias to Dana for her amazing review!! She'll be posting teasers and links to it on Twitter today and tomorrow, as well as posting a mini-excerpt on her Readaholics Blog on Monday, April 4th. So please make sure to stop by her site and check it out!!! In case you're not on Twitter (shame on you..lol) I will be posting all comments/reviews and possibly some excerpts from LOVE BLEEDS here on my blog as well so stay tuned!
Also check out the LoveBleeds page on Amazon & Smashwords for Dana's posted review later tonight or tomorrow!!! Exciting times in the world of Maggie James :D
See you all soon!
HUGS--MAGGIE

Wicked Wednesday

Greetings...and "Welcome" to new followers..
Was thinking about having an ebook giveaway contest (?) here on my blog to promote my new release and/or thank everyone for your friendship and continued support of LOVE BLEEDS-book one in the Only After Dark series.
If you haven't bought/downloaded your copy yet, this would be the perfect opportunity to pick up a copy on me! I'm still going over the details in my head and I think it might be fun! Please feel free to leave a comment or your thoughts on the idea and make sure to check back often for upcoming news and details of the give-away here on my blog!
I'll make sure to post entries on FB and Twitter as well to keep everyone informed!
Have a "Wicked Wednesday" everyone...and thanks for following!
MAGGIE

Monday, March 28, 2011

Monday, Monday....

Hi everyone, had a busy weekend, how about you?
Just a quick update. Been working on my author interview questions today for Paranormal Haven and happy to say I'm almost done. I have to admit this is alot of fun and I hope you all stop by their blog and check it out! It's scheduled to be posted on April 4th...and don't worry, I'll post the url here on my blog in case you're not already a follower.
Their review of Love Bleeds will also be included in the post---can't wait to read it :) (Fingers crossed...lol)
I am also happy to report that I made my first sale on the UK market this past weekend, so Love Bleeds has gone global, I guess...(well at least multi-continental...LOL) I'm so excited and I just want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has bought a copy and all my friends & family who have been so supportive! I also wanted to send hugs to all my new friends & followers once again...you guys are the best! Its a great feeling to have when you realize all your hard work is finally paying off and you have so many new friends and fans surrounding you!
Just a reminder too....stay tuned to Maggie's FB page and here at Blogger for upcoming reviews, posts and news about the upcoming second installment in the 'Only After Dark' series. Love Bleeds was just the beginning guys...there's more rockin', romance and mayhem coming in the near future so don't go far!!!
Have an awesome day everyone---see ya soon:D
Hugs,
MAGGIE

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thursday Thaw!!

Morning everyone and Thank God the snow is over (hopefully for good) and its starting to thaw. I mean, really, its supposed to be Spring right? I want to see flowers blooming, hear birds chirping, and feel the warm sunshine on my face when I step outside-not step into a deep squishy pile of slush..LOL
Well, I don't know about the weather but I do know that things have been heating up around here for me and I'm thrilled!! I have several reviews due in shortly and an author interview/book review with Paranormal Haven scheduled for next month...(details coming soon)! I'm so excited-many thanks to Beth and Stephanie for making it possible :D
I also wanted to send a shout out to Dana/Readaholics with my sincere thanks for all her Tweets about LOVE BLEEDS-I SOOOOO appreciate your support...Happy Reading!
And to my new friends & followers on all sites and pages-Thank you for your adds, friendships and followings...I truly appreciate your encouragement and kind words!
All in all, these past few weeks have been truly amazing for me and its mostly thanks to each and every one of you...I feel truly blessed-HUGS to you all!!!
Please keep spreading the word about Maggie James and LOVE BLEEDS...its definitely working and I can't thank you enough!!
Well, guess its about time I got to work on my next project...No hints just yet...but soon-I promise :D
Enjoy your day and make it a good one!!!
HUGS,
MAGGIE

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Happy Tuesday!!

Morning everyone...had an amazing weekend away with Hubby!! Would say I'm glad to be back but I kinda wish I was still on vacation...lol I know a weekend getaway doesn't necessarily sound like a vacation, seeing as it was only a few days, but it was long overdue and I'll take a weekend over NO vacation anyday.
Great news when I got back though...LOVE BLEEDS sales are up-alot of action over the weekend...WooHoo!! I'm so excited and proud! Also have a few copies out there for review, so hopefully they are being enjoyed and should have some feedback shortly. Will post them here as soon as they come in!
Been trying to get some work done on my next release but I've been so busy returning Emails and doing promotion (I am by no means complaining...) that I really haven't had the time...lol Hoping to have some proof-reading and editing done by the weekend!
So...guess that's it for now. If you have any questions or would like to send me a personal review of LOVE BLEEDS, please feel free to do so. I would LOVE feedback and I always love to hear from friends, fans and fellow bloggers!
Take care everyone...ttys :D
MAGGIE

Thursday, March 17, 2011

See ya' on Monday!!

Greetings...
Happy to report that all is going amazing in the busy world of Maggie James and I'm all packed and ready for my romantic weekend get-away with my handsome Hubby!!! I'm so excited :D
We haven't been away ALONE together in so long and this is way overdue. So...if you post something or send me an email, tweet, comment, FB message, etc...etc...Please don't think I'm ignoring you, I'm just gonna be unavailable until bright and early Monday morning (well-maybe Sunday night...lol)
Have a great weekend everyone and I'll see you all soon!!

MAGGIE

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

First Review for LOVE BLEEDS!!

Wow...what a busy few days its been for me! A great few days though...Yay! Got 2 emails last night: one from Smashwords and one from Barnes & Noble with my first FAN reviews andthey were good ones (Hooray for me!) If you're interested- here are the links: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/45777
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and there it is! I'm so thrilled!
And B&N's:
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/books/product/aspx?ean=2940012187390
Many thanks to my new fans and followers...you've made me a very happy girl :D
Hopefully more reviews to come so keep checking back for more from the world of Maggie James!! For those of you who purchased LOVE BLEEDS-many thanks and Happy Reading!!
Take care everyone and have a great day!
Hugs-MAGGIE

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

THE DAY HAS FINALLY COME!!!

I am so proud to announce the release of my first paranormal romance "LOVE BLEEDS" Book One in the "Only After Dark" series.....Currently available for download to your Kindle, PC or any other eReader. Simply visit either Amazon.com or Smashwords.com and search for Love Bleeds to download your copy!!!
It has been a long interesting journey and I am thrilled with my progress so far..words can't express how happy I am and how greatly I appreciate all the love, encouragement and support
of all my friends, family, followers & fans.
There are future releases coming in this series, as well as another series I have been working on so PLEASE make sure to check back here or on my website: maggiejames.net for updates and current news or you can follow Maggie James on Twitter, Facebook or Linkedin. You can always email me (I'd love to hear from you) or post a message here!!!
Take care everyone...HUGS
MAGGIE

Friday, January 28, 2011

I'm Back..

Just in case anyone was wondering...I haven't fallen off the face of the earth...just been a busy, busy few months. I have been avidly seeking representation and/or publication for LOVE BLEEDS...had alot of interest so far but no takers...yet.
I say "yet" because am still waiting to hear back from a few publishers and agents. Man, this is a tough and extrememly competitive business but one that I know will be worth the wait and the hours of hard work I have been putting in.
On a side note...I have been also working on a series of comtemporary romance novels that are sure to be a hit with anyone who has a passion for romance and Rock & Roll!!! (Like me...lol) Stay tuned for upcoming news and the release of my first installment in the series to be in Ebook format and available on Amazon.com (Kindle) sometime in February....I'm so excited!!!
Oh... and my website is almost finished so make sure to check it out once its up an running (I'll keep you posted)
Thats about all for now...please keep checking back in for more news and exciting updates in the world of Maggie James....
Thanks for stopping by,
MAGGIE