Friday, November 16, 2012

Authors Claudy Conn & Candice Strauffer Share a Video and Giveaways

I am super excited to have both Claudy Conn and Candice Stauffer on my blog today. They have made a one of a kind video just for today about "Through Time-Pursuit". I think your going to love it. I am also going to share a little about the authors with you and they both have a awesome giveaway planned for you all with a total of five winners.

Lets get started with the Video then I'll tell you a little about the book and the author.

And from the Legend series the first time travel spin off—Through Time-Pursuit which I am calling my Through Time series. Here is a blurb:

Milesian immortal Chancemont LeBlanc is determined to avenge his sister’s death at the hands of Dark Prince Pestale, who remains free after the war between the Seelie Fae and the Dark Fae. Nothing will stop Chance from fulfilling his mission of vengeance, not even the time barrier.
The queen of the Seelie Fae has other ideas, however, and she sends Princess Royce to make sure Pestale is captured, not killed. Royce would rather spend time with the human family she has grown to love, but she has broken the rules one time too many, and Queen Aaibhe wants her to grow up and act like the Seelie royal she is!
Royce doesn’t want to be part of Chance’s team. He most definitely doesn’t want her on his team, and from the start—fireworks.
Chance has Pestale on the run, but after seeing the beautiful princess with the flaming red hair, Pestale has decided Royce must be his.
A hunter becomes the hunted …
Purposes collide …
Through Time-Pursuit
 All she knew was that she wanted the kiss to go on and on
Royce looked around and saw a huge, muscular, amazingly handsome male, naked to the waist but for a leather strap across his chest that held the death sword sheathed at his back. He wore leather pants—in fact, she thought with her mouth dropping, he wore them very well!

The next thing she knew she was picked up by the waist and brought up close to his body. She stared, stunned for the moment. His blond mass of thick waves blew around his face in the breeze, and his tattoos were intricate and spoke of a mixture of Dark and Light Magic. As his blue eyes scanned her own, her brain jumbled into freeze position and went blank—totally blank. She could think of nothing to say, certainly not ‘unhand me’. No, those words never came to mind.

He was virile, his voice was deep and intoxicating, and he was in command of himself in a way that gave off sensual vibes.

The princess tried to recover and cleared her throat. However, at that point in their meeting he picked her up cradle-like in his strong arms, and she had to hold onto his neck for balance. She freed one finger and pointed it at his nose as she told him, “Put…me…down.”

“Ye doona want me to do that, do ye, Seelie Fae?”

“I do and now…right now!”

He laughed and set her on her sneakered feet, looked her over, and laughed again.

She made a fist and punched him in his rock-hard stomach. Milesian strength was comparable to Fae strength, and he didn’t flinch. Frustrated she said, “How dare you!” Silently she marveled at her stupidity. How dare you? What was she—from a medieval time?

He ignored it and said, “Ye should be back in Faery. Ye should be doing…lovely things with yer lovely…” He took her fingers and put them to his lips, brushing them with his lips, and she felt her eyelids get lazy. He moved further down her hand to her wrist and placed a warm kiss there and whispered, “… with yer lovely hands. Ye should leave the battle to the warriors who know how to stay alive.”

“I…I…” She was trapped in sensation. His kiss on her fingers had sent shooting stars through her brain, frying all meaningful thought. She was momentarily stunned and refused to admit her overwhelming sexual attraction to this big, blond he-man.

She had to get it together, she told herself and tried speaking once again. “Don’t speak to me like that. You have no idea what I am capable of doing. Perhaps you and Trevor will be pleasantly surprised.”

He grinned a superior grin, and she wanted to slap it off his handsome face. Before she could put thought into action, however, his mouth managed to find her lips, and that was the end of all logic for Princess Royce.

His tongue teased her bottom lip and then entered and tasted her waiting tongue while one hand went to the nape of her neck and drew her closer. She found herself meeting his thrusting, oh so delicious tongue with her own. She found herself bending to his touch, melting against his body.

What are you doing, Royce? A voice inside her head attempted to bring things back to order. Shut up, another voice answered. She didn’t know she had so many females in her brain!

His kiss lasted, or had he moved it into kiss two without her realizing? All she knew was that she wanted the kiss to go on and on. She wanted this feeling to continue to cover her and keep her and, she was damn sure she had never been kissed like this before.

When he released her, his hand moved from the back of her neck down her spine, sending tingles of wondrous shivers through her body. His hand went further and grabbed hold of her ass and pulled her into him with a gruff, determined movement, and he whispered hungrily, “Now that, wee beauty, is what I want to do with ye. That is what ye be made for. So doona ask me to make ye a part of a team out to do one thing, kill…ye weren’t made for killing.”

Claudy Conn used to write Regency & historical (over 40 mass market bestsellers) for Random House, Zebra and Doubleday, under the name, Claudette Williams.

She moved to NC from NY and got busy with horses and hubby and left it all behind for a few years. But her writing wanted out.
Paranormal/fantasy sparked her into research and research sent her reeling to write the Legend Series.
Prince Breslyn (who often appears in her Legend series) wouldn’t let go and demanded she write his stories as well, and thus, we have Prince in the Mist, and Prince-Prelude-Legend.
Vampires, slayers and hybrids wanted equal time and Conn’s Shadowlove-Stalkers was born, with Shadowheart-Slayer, and then Shadowlife-Hybrid following.
She found that her regency readers wanted more, so she gave them Regency with spice.
More can be found about her at her website,

Now onto our second author to feature that helped put this amazing video together, Candice Stauffer. 
 I live in Zeeland, Michigan, where half the year is winter and the other, much shorter half, is summer. It’s a wonderful place to live as long as you own a four-wheel drive vehicle and happen to get a kick out of measuring the snowfall in feet rather than inches.

I write paranormal romance because I love to explore and manipulate the limitless possibilities of the genre. To be completely honest, I’m also very fond of taking a totally hot, powerful, immortal hero and using a strong, confident, beautiful heroine to turn his world upside down and make him fight like hell for a victory that seems impossible to achieve. Some might call it torture. I call it entertainment and character building. Regardless, it’s great fun!

I have a strong aversion for helpless heroines. Though she’s afraid, a heroine must always be willing to fight like hell—and, yes, even if the fighting is against the hero. I’m not sure why, but I tend to really enjoy it when the heroine fights against the hero. Putting a hero through the wringer builds personality, right?

I’m often accused of being a little bit naughtier than nice and slightly rough around the edges. Okay, I lied—very rough around the edges. Life has been a challenge. But I’m grateful for every challenge I’ve faced. Through them, I’ve learned to focus on the goal rather than the walls surrounding it. Basically, I figure that as long as I enjoy life and do all I can to encourage and help the people around me enjoy life, it’s all good.

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Exquisite Breath of Darkness Blurb:

Being a nearly invincible immortal warrior, Joseph Payne had never paid attention to time, but now time consumes his every thought because he is running out of it.

Fate is about to rip Mia Harte, the only woman he will ever love, out of his arms because she belongs to Eli Thomas, the relentless alpha male of one of the strongest lycan packs in the Pacific Northwest.

Exquisite Breath of Darkness 

“I need to feel every inch of your skin against mine.”

She rushed him and, with a burst of lycan strength, took him down onto the floor.
For a few seconds, she sat motionless, her gaze not once wavering from his. He’d never even imagined a more exquisite woman. From the moment he’d first taken her hand at the cemetery six months ago, she’d become as essential to him as the air he breathed. For many years he thought he would never find a love as strong and as pure as her love. Now, he couldn’t fathom a life without her. He never wanted to try.

Too afraid to move, to touch her, to do anything that might stop her, he kept his fists clenched as his sides. He watched. He waited. He hoped for more. The sight of her on top of him, looking down at him with so much love and lust in her eyes, stole his breath away. It was his perfect fantasy made reality. He’d never experienced anything nearly as glorious until she reached down to touch him.

Her fingers never stopped touching his body, moving over him, exploring him with such obvious fascination and hunger that he was trembling with pleasure, with anticipation for more. “I really want to hate you right now, Joseph. I can’t believe I’m burning up for you like this. I’m going crazy. I’m not even sure of what to do with you.” Moving slowly, she leaned down, stretching her body over his. “I’ve never needed anything more than I need you right now. I have to touch you.”

Her breath was deliciously hot against his skin as her lips moved from the base of his throat to his jaw. “Oh, damn, Mia.” Closing his eyes, he savored the sensation of her mouth and tongue playing over his skin. He knew he needed to stop her. “Mia.” Her name came out sounding like a strangled groan. Her teeth gently teased his chin, jaw, neck, and ear. “Wait.” His pulse thundered in his ears. Nothing inside him wanted to detour her from touching him. How the hell was he going to regain control of his body’s demand for her?

“I feel alive when I’m with you.” Her fingers worked on unknotting his tie until she’d pulled it off. She framed his face with her hands. “Look at me, Joseph.” He opened his eyes. “Stop holding back. I need you to touch my body, every part of my body. Lose control with me. I need to feel every inch of your skin against mine. Need me, burn for me like I’m burning up for you.” Her mouth felt heavenly in the most sinful of ways feeding on him as her fingers worked to undo his shirt buttons. “Touch me, Joseph.”

Claudy Conn has generously offered to giveaway three winner's choice of ebook. So there will be three winner's who get to chose which ebook they would like to win from Claudy's backlist.

Candice Stauffer has generously donated two ebooks to giveaway to two winners. One winner will get "Exquisite Breath of Darkness" and the second winner will get "Sweet Decadent Fire".

All you have to do is fill out the rafflecopters below to enter.


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Claudy Conn and Candice Stauffer will be attending authors at the Indie Romance Convention on October of 2013. 


Susan W said...

I couldn't get the video here to work but the one in my email was fine. I loved the way they introduced the heros in both books. Now I want to read more about both of them. Thanks for the giveaway!


Michelle said...

Two very good series by amazingly talented women. I would highly recommend both! Thanks for sharing :)

Lovetiggi said...

I Love Claudy and Candice... They are both very giving and lovely Ladies... Rock On So happy for them both... xoxo


Robin Morris said...

Wow! I really like both authors and the video.i

erin said...

Sounds fantastic! I couldn't watch the video either (work filter blocked it) but I'm definitely intrigued :) Congrats on the new release!

Merisha28 said...

Can I just say WOW!! It was hard to read since all the sexy male images but I so want to read it now!!! Love the video and can't wait to read the book!!

Chelsea Rafferty said...

Wow, that was a really hot video... I'm fanning myself as we speak! Yummy, I'm very intrigued and want to know more about both! Must have! LOL! :) <3 I really really liked the video <3 More please! :D

Cathy V said...

A video with sexy images, never a bad thing! Great post and excerpts. I have 2 new-to-me authors to add to my list now :)

ldd6853 said...

WOW, after watching that video of pure hotness, I think it is time for a cold shower. lol

Thanks for sharing the video and info on Claudy and Candice. :)


Holly said...

Awesome video!! I was kind of sad it ended! Thanks for sharing it =)

kathy dalton said...

wow I want this for Christmas

kathy dalton said...

i liked the characters Candice and claudy. and sexy sexy sexy

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