Thrilled to Announce

My new series, Ars Numina!

I’ve been teasing you with this revelation for a while, seems like since May or so, which is when the idea first took root.  But it takes time for a project to pass through various stages of completion, and happily, we are there! So without further ado, let me tell you about the secret project I’ve been working on. I haven’t written any romance since my NA series, and I miss it. So I hope you’re eager to read some paranormal sexytimes because I am all over it.

Welcome to the dangerous, delicious world of Ars Numina–with the fae Eldritch, ferocious Animari, and brutal Golgoth fighting for their happy endings. If you love paranormal romance and shapeshifters, this series is for you. The most notable aspect is that there are no human characters. They do exist elsewhere in the world, but these stories are set exclusively in paranormal territories. The books are both futuristic and alt-world, with enough intrigue, passion and action to sate an eager appetite.

The fae Eldritch have inspired elven and fairy lore over the years. They have strange tech and an ancient culture. A long-lived people, they are elegant and inscrutable to other supernatural powers. They also train an order of legendary assassins, known as Noxblades, and their ultimate goal is unknown.  The Animari are shifters with three main groups in power: the Ash Valley pride (cats), the Burnt Amber clan (bears), and the Pine Ridge pack (wolves). There are other shifters, but they are not part of the official alliance, and therefore lack political leverage. The Golgoth are the most feared, known to be brutal and relentless in their drive to conquest, and when they transform, it is into draconian or monstrous reptilian forms.

Tentatively, I have planned a six book arc, each about a different couple. The titles follow:

The Leopard King  (On sale at $2.99 during preorder period and release week only)
The Demon Prince
The Wolf Lord
The Shadow Warrior
The War Priest
The Jaguar Knight

And here is the blurb for book one!

Proud. Imperious. Impassioned.

Until three years ago, those words applied to Dominic Asher, the leader of Ash Valley. His family has ruled the feline branch of the Animari for hundreds of years, guiding the pride through perilous times. Unspeakable loss drove him into seclusion, a feral beast nobody can tame. Now he’s wrecked, a leopard king in exile, and he wants nothing more than to die.

Fierce. Loyal. Determined.

Fortunately for Dom, those words still apply to Pru Bristow, his dead mate’s best friend. She’s had her heart broken too, but she never quits. With the conclave approaching, alliances with the Pine Ridge pack and Burnt Amber clans on the verge of collapse, she’s prepared to do whatever it takes to drag their leader back, before his second can start a war.

At best theirs seems like a desperate alliance, but when their mate bond turns hot and fierce, there’s no end to the questions and the doubts. Neither of them expects to fall in love. But sometimes people don’t know what they’re looking for until they find it.

Here’s the cover art reveal!! A thousand thanks to Kanaxa.

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thedemonprince_digital_largeHere’s what an early reader had to say about book 1:

“I really enjoyed the story. It was exactly where my current reading glom is. Lots of detailed world building like I’d find in UF but all the romance, sex, and HEA I need. It gave me the same happy feels as Nalini Singh’s Psy Changeling series.”

I’m so excited about this project and hope you are too! Now for the most important part… the first book will be out on…

SEPTEMBER 28!!

I’m adding the preorder links I have now and will update this post with more as they come from the vendors.

Preorder from Amazon

Preorder from Kobo

Preorder from iBooks

Preorder from BN/Nook

Preorder from 24Symbols

(More links to come)

Feel free to post your thoughts about the series or ask questions. I’ll give away 5 preorders here, too! (Random winners) Since I’m doing this series independently, I request your support, readers. Please spread the word to anyone you think might be interested.

Blogger / Reviewer special

After the resounding success of my last giveaway (I mailed 144 books, woohoo!), I’m ready to do it again, this time with a twist. I just got my author copies of ENDGAME, and I’d like to get them into blogger / reviewer hands. You should know, going in, this is book six in a series. So there’s that.

If I send you a copy, it’s with the understanding you’ll review it. I’d appreciate if you cross-post: your blog, Shelfari, Library Thing, Goodreads, Amazon, basically any book-related social media site you belong to. I understand things happen, but if you request a review copy, and then just sit on it, I may not send another book your way down the line. My assistant will be following up, too; that’s why I’m asking for your website or blog, so we can keep track.

Finally, this isn’t first come, first served. I’ll decide who gets the review copies, and simply asking doesn’t guarantee you get one. These will be signed and personalized. Note: you don’t have to have a blog if you really want a signed copy and are willing to review on Goodreads and/or Amazon. Just note that in the website line.

Now that’s all settled, you just need to fill in the form below to get things started.

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Skin Heat

Skin Heat More wild thing than man…
Zeke Noble has escaped from a secret facility; he has no idea why he was abducted, but the experiments were cruel, soul-killing, and they changed him forever. Now free, his natural affinity with animals has evolved into a dark and dangerous instinct, a curse that costs him too much of his humanity. But he has to rebuild his life, or his tormentors win. To that end, he goes looking for work and finds so much more.

Born to be wild…
Veterinarian Geneva Harper finds herself reluctantly drawn to the lean, mysterious young man to whom the wild is second nature, but she has troubles of her own. She’s the black sheep in an old moneyed Southern family, and she never had any interest in learning the family business, or being the good debutante daughter.

Though Zeke’s wanted Neva for as long as he can remember, their attraction can never go anywhere. They both know that for different reasons. But when a killer starts leaving behind a trail of victims, Zeke’s need to protect her is as fierce as his desire to claim her as his mate. And love may be the only thing that can save them both…

There’s the cover and the blurb. Here’s what RT had to say:

4.5 stars. “… a gripping suspense tale wrapped in a red-hot love story… Gray is just getting better and better with this series.”

Is there a point to this, you ask? Of course! I have four ARCS to give away on Black Friday. (That’s the day after Thanksgiving.) There’s no limit on geographic location for winners. I’ll mail anywhere. Winners announced Friday. If I don’t hear from you within a week, I redraw.

Here’s the magic question to enter: what do you like best about the Skin series?

Winners:

Marquetta
EmmaD
Fedora
J Baxter

Email me within a week with your full name and mailing address. Email Ann. Congrats! Happy holidays, and thanks for playing.

The Art of Nightfall

Nightfall art

The Change is coming.

[You may notice that I’ve switched this page from blog to news. There’s a reason for that. I can write books or I can write entertaining articles on the internet. For obvious reasons, I choose the former.

I’ll be posting when I have exciting stuff to announce. Otherwise, I’m offline and working. That’s how it has to be for me to keep my schedule. So enjoy the pretty NIGHTFALL art for now! I’ll have a cover for SHADY LADY shortly, too. And there are some really exciting goings-on related to RAZORLAND percolating behind the scenes. So keep checking back, as there may be contests, or revelations of thrilling secrets, but don’t expect me to entertain you otherwise. That’s what my books are for. So maybe go re-read one of them, ‘kay? Catch you on the flipside.]

Killer Killbox Contest

So I did some checking… and it turns out that what people want from me is my books. Huh, who knew? I was gonna give away some spray-on hair, a Slanket and an Abdominator, but this makes me rethink my whole marketing plan.

To that end, here’s what you can win this time:

grimspace 10 copies

wanderlust 5 copies

doubleblind 3 copies

That’s a total of 18 winners, right there. 1 person per book. Enter as many times as you like, so long as you’re promoting Killbox with each entry. killbox

*email someone about KILLBOX = 1 entry
*post about KILLBOX on your blog = 2 entries
*do a 5 question mini-interview with me on your blog or site= 5 entries
*make a facebook widget = 3 entries
*tweet about KILLBOX = 1 entry per 100 followers
* other social media= 1 entry
*post cover art somewhere online = 1 entry

Do everything you care to and then tally your entries and post that number in comments. Tell me what you did to earn those entries please.

But wait, there’s more! The grand prize winner will have a character named after them in the fifth Jax book, Aftermath. All winners announced on August 31. Prizes must be claimed within one week. I will not be re-drawing. Thanks for playing, everyone!

ETA: winners… everyone wins! Anyone who commented before August 31 gets the Jax book of his or her choice (no, not Killbox). Just email me the title you want and your address. Grand prize winner = Ashley. Look for your character in Aftermath!

Congrats to all.

Jim C Hines is Awesome

I feel like the world needs to know, so I am doing my part, right here, right now, to spread the word. If you doubt his awesomeness, go read this post. You will have no choice but to agree with me before you’re done. (And if you disagree, be sure to come here and troll in my comments. We love trolls here at www.annaguirre.com; they keep our bridges safe.)

See all the pretty books? I’m giving those all away next week. Why? Because Jim C Hines is awesome! I might give them all to one person. Or to eight different people. I’m crazy like that. It will be utter chaos for the next seven days.

To enter to win, you must play a game. How many of you are familiar with Chuck Norris Facts? (If you’re not, click the link. You’ll figure it out.)

We are, of course, doing Jim C. Hines facts here on the blog for the next week. I will start you out with one.

Jim C Hines is so awesome that when he does a book signing, the books line in up the aisles and dance, like the hot dogs on the drive-in movie screen.

ETA: Winner! TJ takes home all the Jim Hines books. Don’t you wish you were TJ right now? Of course you do. TJ, email me your details.

Hell Fire Lottery III

As usual, I am throwing a huge party here on the blog to celebrate the release of HELL FIRE. It’s coming soon!

Here’s what you can win over the next 30 days.

Prize list:

Moira Rogers
Crux
(won by Erin)
Sanctuary (won by Sharon K)

Lauren Dane
Laid Bare
(won by Ayla_F)

Carolyn Crane
Mind Games
(won by DonnaS)

Juliana Stone
His Darkest Hunger
(won by Jodie West / JoJo)

Megan Hart
No Greater Pleasure
(won by Ms Bookjunkie)

Beth Williamson
The Stranger’s Secrets
(won by Martha E)

Denise Agnew
Primordial
(won by Anna Shah Hoque)

Anya Bast
Wicked Enchantment
(won by Robin K)

Cynthia Eden
ARC of I’ll be Slaying You
(won by Chelsea B)
Eternal Hunter (won by Jane)

Shelli Stevens
Take Me
(won by MamaKitty)

Tina Leonard
The Cowboy from Christmas Past
(won by Jackie Burris)

Elisabeth Naughton
ARC of Marked
(won by Terri)

Vivi Anna
The Vampire’s Quest
(won by Pam P)

Carrie Lofty
Scoundrel’s Kiss
(won by KJ)

Maggie Robinson
Mistress by Mistake
(won by Heather H)

Victoria Dahl
Lead Me On
(won by Christie I)

Jess Granger
Beyond the Shadows
(won by Patty B)

Courtney Milan
Proof by Seduction
(Won by Michelle)

TJ Michaels (1 winner left)
Doing It the Hard Way (won by Beverly G)
Carinian’s Seeker (won by Stella)

Julie Leto
More Blazing Bedtime Stories
(won by Liz)

Jeri Smith-Ready
Wicked Game & Bad to the Bone
(won by Mariska)

Tessa Dare
Goddess of the Hunt
(won by Ina)

Joely Sue Burkhart
Rose of Shanhasson
(won by Katie)

Amy Gregg
Magic & Madness
(won by Sandy G)

Colby Hodge
Twist
(won by Lauren)

Louisa Edwards
On the Steamy Side
(won by Danny)

Shiloh Walker
Hunter’s Need
(Lisa B)

Erica Hayes
Shadowglass
(won by Barbara Elness)

Diana Pharoah Francis
Bitter Night
(won by Adel)

Jill Myles
Gentlemen Prefer Succubi
(won by Raelena)

HelenKay Dimon
Leave Me Breathless
(won by Allison)

Please visit all these generous authors! Now admire their pretty covers.

All books in the lottery are signed. Here’s how this works. There will be “hot” times to comment, but you must comment often because you never know when you might get lucky. This contest runs until I have announced ALL the winners, at least one a day. No spamming, no random links. Your comment must contain content and pertain to the books or something a prior commenter has already said. Once I announce a winner, I will “reset” the contest, and we’ll begin again for the books left in the lottery.

Everyone understand how we play? I’ll start us off with a question, but feel free to let the conversation evolve. However, if you’re coming in later, and you can’t think of anything to say on your first comment, you can always answer this for your comment. (Do not answer it repeatedly; that will not win you anything.)

Which five (5) of these books are you most excited to read and why? Basically you make a wish-list for me, and I’ll regularly announce winners. So that’s it. There are some lovely, lovely books up for grabs, and a HUGE number of winners to be found.

By release day, April 6th, I will have given away ALL of these books. That just leaves one final giveaway: a $50 gift certificate to the bookstore of your choice. Anyone who has commented to date will be entered in that; the reset function doesn’t count for the grand prize, and each comment counts as one entry. The no spamming rule still applies, though. And go for it!

First winner: Robin K & Wicked Enchantment!
2nd winner: Michelle (of See Michelle Read) & Proof by Seduction
3rd winner: MamaKitty & Take Me
4th winner: Ayla_F & Laid Bare
5th winner: Raelena & Gentlemen Prefer Succubi
6th winner: Mariska & Wicked Game / Bad to the Bone
7th winner: DonnaS & Mind Games
8th winner: KJ & Scoundrel’s Kiss
9th winner: Erin & Crux
10th winner: Jodie West / JoJo & His Darkest Hunger
11th winner: Martha E & The Stranger’s Secrets
12th winner: Sandy G & Magic & Madness
13th winner: Chelsea B & ARC of I’ll Be Slaying You
14th winner: Christie I & Lead Me On
15th winner: Heather H & Mistress by Mistake
16th winner: Barbara Elness & Shadowglass
17th winner: Anna Shah Hoque & Primordial
18th winner: Lauren & Twist
19th winner: Terri & Marked
20th winner: Katie & Rose of Shanhasson
21st winner: Allison & Leave Me Breathless
22nd winner: Liz & More Blazing Bedtime stories
23rd winner: Pam P & The Vampire’s Quest
24th winner: Adel & Bitter Night
25th winner: Beverly G & Doin’ It the Hard Way
26th winner: Lisa B & Hunter’s Need
27th winner: Sharon K & Sanctuary
28th winner: Ms Bookjunkie & No Greater Pleasure
29th winner: Jane & Eternal Hunter
30th winner: Patty B & Beyond the Shadows
31st winner: Stella & Carinian’s Seeker
32nd winner: Danny & On the Steamy Side
33rd winner: Jackie Burris & The Cowboy from Christmas Past
34th winner: Ina & Goddess of the Hunt

All winners email me their name & mailing info. You have one week to claim your prize, and then I re-draw.

(Load time was again getting long. So it’s locked now, and we’re continuing here.)

ETA: So that’s all the book winners. You can keep commenting but it won’t win you any books.

Hell Fire Lottery II

As usual, I am throwing a huge party here on the blog to celebrate the release of HELL FIRE. It’s coming soon!

Here’s what you can win over the next 30 days.

Prize list:

Moira Rogers (1 winner left)
Crux (won by Erin)
Sanctuary

Lauren Dane
Laid Bare
(won by Ayla_F)

Carolyn Crane
Mind Games
(won by DonnaS)

Juliana Stone
His Darkest Hunger
(won by Jodie West / JoJo)

Megan Hart
No Greater Pleasure

Beth Williamson
The Stranger’s Secrets
(won by Martha E)

Denise Agnew
Primordial

Anya Bast
Wicked Enchantment
(won by Robin K)

Cynthia Eden (1 winner left)
ARC of I’ll be Slaying You (won by Chelsea B)
Eternal Hunter

Shelli Stevens
Take Me
(won by MamaKitty)

Tina Leonard
The Cowboy from Christmas Past

Elisabeth Naughton
ARC of Marked

Vivi Anna
The Vampire’s Quest

Carrie Lofty
Scoundrel’s Kiss
(won by KJ)

Maggie Robinson
Mistress by Mistake

Victoria Dahl
Lead Me On
(won by Christie I)

Jess Granger
Beyond the Shadows

Courtney Milan
Proof by Seduction
(Won by Michelle)

TJ Michaels (2 winners)
Doing It the Hard Way
Carinian’s Seeker

Julie Leto
More Blazing Bedtime Stories

Jeri Smith-Ready
Wicked Game & Bad to the Bone
(won by Mariska)

Tessa Dare
Goddess of the Hunt

Joely Sue Burkhart
Rose of Shanhasson

Amy Gregg
Magic & Madness
(won by Sandy G)

Colby Hodge
Twist

Louisa Edwards
On the Steamy Side

Shiloh Walker
Hunter’s Need

Erica Hayes
Shadowglass

Diana Pharoah Francis
Bitter Night

Jill Myles
Gentlemen Prefer Succubi
(won by Raelena)

HelenKay Dimon
Leave Me Breathless

Please visit all these generous authors! Now admire their pretty covers.

All books in the lottery are signed. Here’s how this works. There will be “hot” times to comment, but you must comment often because you never know when you might get lucky. This contest runs until I have announced ALL the winners, at least one a day. No spamming, no random links. Your comment must contain content and pertain to the books or something a prior commenter has already said. Once I announce a winner, I will “reset” the contest, and we’ll begin again for the books left in the lottery.

Everyone understand how we play? I’ll start us off with a question, but feel free to let the conversation evolve. However, if you’re coming in later, and you can’t think of anything to say on your first comment, you can always answer this for your comment. (Do not answer it repeatedly; that will not win you anything.)

Which five (5) of these books are you most excited to read and why? Basically you make a wish-list for me, and I’ll regularly announce winners. So that’s it. There are some lovely, lovely books up for grabs, and a HUGE number of winners to be found.

By release day, April 6th, I will have given away ALL of these books. That just leaves one final giveaway: a $50 gift certificate to the bookstore of your choice. Anyone who has commented to date will be entered in that; the reset function doesn’t count for the grand prize, and each comment counts as one entry. The no spamming rule still applies, though. And go for it!

First winner: Robin K & Wicked Enchantment!
2nd winner: Michelle (of See Michelle Read) & Proof by Seduction
3rd winner: MamaKitty & Take Me
4th winner: Ayla_F & Laid Bare
5th winner: Raelena & Gentlemen Prefer Succubi
6th winner: Mariska & Wicked Game / Bad to the Bone
7th winner: DonnaS & Mind Games
8th winner: KJ & Scoundrel’s Kiss
9th winner: Erin & Crux
10th winner: Jodie West / JoJo & His Darkest Hunger
11th winner: Martha E & The Stranger’s Secrets
12th winner: Sandy G & Magic & Madness
13th winner: Chelsea B & ARC of I’ll Be Slaying You
14th winner: Christie I & Lead Me On

All winners email me their name & mailing info. You have one week to claim your prize, and then I re-draw.

(I did it again because the load time on the other post was getting long. So it’s locked now, and we’re continuing here. And this one is being locked too!)