Let The Darkness Begin

In a previous post I mentioned my current WIP Blood Ties and how Tora would be led down a dark path by the bad guy. Well, guess what? It’s not just the bad guy that’s going to be leading her down that path but someone she knows and actually likes. Someone who forces her to make a choice…kill or be killed. The victim is someone she put in the position he’s currently in..so what will she do? Kill him to save her life, be the martyr and let herself die, or maybe there’s a third choice in there…a third choice that’s no better than the other two but a choice that might let her live to see another day and possibly end up saving the life of the victim too.

Hmmm…..choices, choices.

If you’d like to get your mitts on Book 1, Blood Promise, it’s available at Amazon, Apple, B&N, Google, and more and has received some favorable reviews.

Loved this! Great storyline. Especially loved Ryk. – Amazon.com 5 star review

What a fantastic book, Great story line, Hope Tora’s adventures continue, Just loved Ryk, hope he turns out to be Tora’s hero – Amazon.uk 5 star review

What a fantastic, interesting read. Love the characters, great sense of humour. So sorry to reach the end….looking for more. Very unusual story line …who is good and who isn’t….you have to read to find out. Enjoy. – Amazon.ca 5 star review

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FANTASTIC SHORTS AND OTHER FUN STUFF

May is turning out to be one busy month for me! Here’s a listing of what I’ve got going on:

I’m part of a Fantastic Shorts promo that you can check out and find new authors!

Plus, the SFF Kindle Unlimited promo! Don’t have a subscription to Kindle Unlimited? No problem! Get a FREE 30-day subscription. Check out the promo for more details, and discover tons of new authors!

Starting next week, I’m part of an Instafreebie Mega Promo. Discover all kinds of new books and authors for FREE!

And don’t forget the Massive Summer Giveaway is still going strong! Enter to win tons of prizes!

Also, I’m going to have a special strictly for my newsletter subscribers!! I’m collaborating with a vendor to make items, and I’m conflicted about which design to choose for the first item. Sign up for my newsletter and I’ll have you guys help me choose the design. Send an email to tonyakerrigannewsletter (@) gmail (dot) com with Newsletter in the subject line, and you’ll be added. I can’t wait to get this started. Can you tell I’m excited?

 

 

Tomorrow Is The BIG DAY!

It’s hard to believe April is pretty much over and tomorrow May begins, which means tomorrow is the first day of some events I’m part of. Starting tomorrow, you’ll be able to enter a Massive Summer Blowout Reading Contest! I’m participating with 70 other authors. Each person will receive an ebook and audio book, and the winner’s spoils are an Amazon Echo, a Kindle Fire, and 70 books! WOW! Make sure you check back tomorrow for details!

Also, I’m currently collaborating with someone for having items made pertaining to Blood Promise that will be available for sale. I don’t have any pics yet as the first item needs to be made, but once it is and ready for production, my newsletter subscribers will be the first to know! Each item will only be made for a limited time. You can sign up for my newsletter on my website or by email at tonyakerrigannewsletter (at) gmail (dot) com.

With a murderous beast on her heels and a conniving daemon who wants to use her for his own means, Tora Hayden’s main objective is to keep herself and those she cares about alive.

 

 

World Book Day

Today is World Book Day! To celebrate, I’m giving you guys not one, but TWO freebies! Woohoo! You get the first five chapters of Blood Promise, so if you haven’t read it yet, read these chapters! (And then get the book!) You also get the short story Katja’s Curse! Blood Promise is currently FREE on Kindle Unlimited!!

Blood Promise First Five Chapters

With a murderous beast on her heels and a conniving daemon who wants to use her for his own means, Tora Hayden’s main objective is to keep herself and those she cares about alive.

Katja’s Curse

What happens when a witch ignores the Witch’s Creed to Harm None and invokes the Rule of Three?

Tantric Writing

So…I’ve begun to study tantra, which the concept of tantra isn’t just about great sex but about creating intimacy, healing past hurts, and using sexual energy to be productive and successful in society.  I realized that as writers, our goal is to connect with a reader so that whatever message we’re trying to convey gets across, thus, what I call Tantric Writing. I don’t know if that’s a true writing concept or a term someone else is already using, but it’s what I’m calling it.

I think a better way to describe this would be to create intimacy between you and the reader. How can you enter the reader’s mind and create an intimate bond? That’s where true creativity lies and where a reader really connects and feels s/he has learned something from your writing.

The question is, how do you create intimacy from you to your reader? While the answer is simple, the execution is very, very hard. Intimacy is created through our vulnerabilities and revealing our souls–our past hurts, our joys, our sorrows, and everything in between. We have to reveal our true selves in our writing–put ourselves in our writing, our experiences, our dreams, our hearts–creating intimacy and a connection the reader will never forget.

Looking back at my early drafts of Blood Promise, I can see that it took a while for me to build intimacy and to put myself in the book. I was hurting a lot–I’d just went through a divorce–but wasn’t yet ready to let go of the pain and so I held it very close to me. Something I’ve learned from tantra though is that when we hold onto pain, we’re simply reliving the event over and over again and become a prisoner to it. It took me about five years before I was ready to let go of the pain, and that’s when I really put myself in my work. You can see it now in Blood Promise–I reveal my soul for the world to see. But isn’t that what every great artist does, whether it’s music, painting, drawing, writing, poetry–you name it–the truly greats pour out their hearts and show their vulnerabilities and create intimacy and a connection we never forget.

One fact about Blood Promise–my father died of ALS while I was writing the book. I wrote a poem for his funeral, and that poem is now immortalized forever in Blood Promise.

If you want to read Blood Promise and connect with me, you can get it free on Kindle Unlimited or buy it from Amazon.

With a murderous beast on her heels and a conniving daemon who wants to use her for his own means, Tora Hayden’s main objective is to keep herself and those she cares about alive.

Amazon.com >  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LWDEZXK

Amazon.co.uk >  http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01LWDEZXK

Amazon.ca >  http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01LWDEZXK

Amazon.com.au >  http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01LWDEZXK

Heads Up For Upcoming News!

What is this upcoming news that I have to shout it from the rooftops? Starting May 1st, I’m going to be part of a Massive Summer Reader Blowout Giveaway with a lot of other authors. There will be prizes galore, free books, free chapters, and who knows what else. So, make sure you check back May 1st to learn more about the giveaway!

Blood Promise is NOW FREE on Kindle Unlimited! If you haven’t yet read it, get it now!

Also, right now you can go to my website, sign up for my newsletter and get the first five chapters of Blood Promise PLUS the free short story Katja’s Curse. Even if you’ve read Blood Promise, sign up for the free short story! If you’ve been interested in reading Blood Promise but still aren’t sure, you get the first five chapters!

With a murderous beast on her heels and a conniving daemon who wants to use her for his own means, Tora Hayden’s main objective is to keep herself and those she cares about alive.

 

What happens when a witch doesn’t heed the witch’s creed to Harm None and ignores the Rule of Three?

Blood Promise Now On Kindle Unlimited!

Blood Promise is now on Kindle Unlimited! Since most of my sales are from Amazon, I’m going to try going strictly with Amazon for a few months to see how things work. If you currently have a subscription for KU, awesome! Read my book and leave a review! If you’re not on KU, you can still get the book at Amazon.

 

With a murderous beast on her heels and a conniving daemon who wants to use her for his own means, Tora Hayden’s main objective is to keep herself and those she cares about alive.

After meeting an enigmatic businessman who possibly suffers from florid psychosis, Tora is propelled into the world of the supernatural. She’s forced to believe the mythical world exists when she’s brutally attacked by a savage fiend intent on annihilating her family line for reasons unbeknownst to her. With the assistance of the psychotic businessman, along with a gorgeous manwhore whom Tora swore to never date but ends up doing just that, she discovers her seventy-years-dead great-grandmother was actually an otherworldly warrioress.

In an effort to beat the murderous beast at its own game, Tora chooses to take on her deceased great-grandmother’s powers to gain immortality and supernatural strength.

During the transfer of powers, something goes wrong: she unwittingly releases a daemon who’s been cursed to his own realm for enslaving the fiend and working towards enslaving all factions. Now, she not only has a murderous beast on her heels but a conniving daemon who’s loose and wants to use her for his own means.

Amazon.com >  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LWDEZXK

Amazon.co.uk >  http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01LWDEZXK

Amazon.ca >  http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01LWDEZXK

Amazon.com.au >  http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01LWDEZXK

 

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