Thursday, August 31, 2017
Friday, August 25, 2017
Bastards. Calling us beasts while they cheat, steal, and lie. I got kicked in the ribs, a whip laid about my shoulders, and all the time they were screaming.
He certainly hates us Skraeling. “Glorious Ullr will bring us wise counsel. And tomorrow we will flog the Beast to cleanse him of his sins, and then we will burn him alive!”
He’s a vicious Beast, violent and dangerous. Bliss knows she ought to walk away. After all, she has a dark and dangerous secret to preserve. When she can’t leave him to burn, her rescue tumbles them both into danger, adventure and romance.
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Welcome back to the world of The Brotherhood...
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Isabella Maria Franco is beautiful, wilful and used to making hard choices. Having grown up in the comfortable but lethal embrace of the Gulf cartel, she rejected a life of violence. But when a dark presence from her past returns, her world falls apart.
WARNING: This book contains explicit scenes of dubious consent, graphic violence, sex and probably every trigger you can think of.
Monday, August 21, 2017
Finding Sabrina, Part 1: Master of My Body. Like Anna, this is a dark erotic paranormal political conspiracy novel.
Last week I asked her to share some thoughts about the new book - and I thought you'd be interested!
AJ: What did you love most about your most recent story?
Marissa: I loved getting to know my new characters. They were a challenge, as they wanted to be their own people, not just rehashing Alex and Anna from The Life of Anna.
Chase, especially, was a challenge to get to know. I wanted him to be a really good guy, but different than previous "good guys" that I wrote.
It was fun researching West Point and learning the traditions that go along with that school. Most of all, visiting Boston a few years ago was a real treat. It's such a beautiful city...So different than other big cities that I've been to.
I imagined walking down the streets as a young ballerina, in a big city for the first time.
AJ: What do you hope to achieve in terms of your writing career?
Marissa: I want to connect with readers. I want to make them feel. Good, bad, ugly...If I haven't made a reader feel something, then I haven't done my job. I love it when a reader tells me that they felt everything that I wrote.
AJ: What's the most challenging thing about writing? How do you cope?
Marissa: When my characters won't talk to me. Writer's block sucks. I feel like I'm missing something if I don't have something to write.
I try and be productive in other things, like promoting, making teasers, stuff like that. And sometimes I just veg in front of the TV and wait for it to go away. Or get depressed. That happens, too. (Hey, I'm human!)
Sometimes I will try and write a scene anyways, but most of the time I just wait for inspiration.
AJ: Tell us your best marketing tip!
Marissa: Interact with your readers. Take the time to answer their questions, their posts, their emails. Ask their opinion about things. Involve them. Tease them! Without them, we writers have no audience.
I love hearing from my readers and do my best to respond to every comment. Most of my marketing is done word of mouth... Readers telling other readers about my books. I think a personal recommendation does more than a blog post most of the time. Not that promoting through blogs and other sites isn't useful. You have to get the word out. But word-of-mouth is very powerful.
Saturday, August 12, 2017
I say okay, and then I get a message,
Then I get another message saying,
And when I look at my "free" ad I see they are asking me for money.
Honestly. Lure me in with free stuff, then snatch it away, threaten me and then demand hard cash.
Facebook would be right at home with the Zeta cartel.
Update: 23rd August 2017 FB wrote to me to say, "OK, you can advertise" I suspect a trap...
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Monday, August 7, 2017
This was the old cover:
What do you think? Do you like it? Would you buy it? Would you think, "Now there's a smoking hot dark and dirty romance I want to read?" I really hope so!
I love the red on the new cover, and it's much more dramatic, especially in a thumbnail, but I do miss seeing Quique's abs. I mean, the one man army is seriously built.But we tried moving him up and then we couldn't see his face, and he went from hot to just abs...
So totally conflicted! Let me know what you think, and please tell a friend to check it out?
EDIT: and here's the current cover 2021
Friday, August 4, 2017
I'm writing all the time, but in the next few weeks I'll be promoting Beast, the first Prydain novel. If you like your men nasty and your sex dirty, you're going to love Rune. He's an evil bugger who has no problems with rape, pillage and plunder. As for Wynne, she is one of my favourite girls. Tough and with an evil sense of humour, she is the only person in Prydain willing to take on the Beast....
A Prydain Novel
By AJ Adams
He stuck the knife in the ground and stripped off his leathers. The tunic came off, revealing a long, lean, muscled torso, covered in tattoos. Snakes ran up and down his arms, his pecs and his shoulders. A skull blazed on his chest.
Then he was pushing apart my legs, settling between my thighs, leaning over me. He smelled of smoke, leather and musk. It was terrifying, like being at the mercy of an animal.
Falsely accused, Wynne is determined to clear her name. However, a trip to petition the Steward at Brighthelme turns disastrous when the Beasts, fearsome warriors from the frozen north, raze the city. When Wynne is carried away, she’s determined to regain her freedom but Rune, her captor, has other ideas.
Beast is set in Prydain, an imaginary place that combines Anglo-Saxon England with Medieval England, the Teutonic Kingdom and the Viking Age. This story contains kidnapping, dubious consent and graphic violence. It is a standalone novel; no cliff-hangers.
Buy Beast from Amazon, B&N, Google and other shops