Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Happy Book-O-Versary, Moriah Densley!

...and the giveaway has closed...and the randomizer has chosen a winner: congratulations Julie K! Your prize is winging its way to you now. A big THANK YOU to everyone who stopped by here to chat with Moriah, or stopped by any of the other blogs on the Anniversary Hop to chat with us, learn more about our books and just hang out. What a fun way to celebrate a big milestone! 

So this weeks marks a fairly big milestone in the lives of me and several new but good friends - it's our six month book-o-versary. In June our publisher launched into the world and brought us (and our books) along for the crazy ride! Since, we've had several highs, a few lows and have forged a bond of friendship - as authors do.

This week ten of us are celebrating the six month mark that our book-babies have been in the world by doing a round-robin blog hop. Visit our blogs, read about our books, Christmas lists and find out what's going on with us now that we're all experienced and whatnot. ha! And while you're here (and there) we're giving back! One lucky winner will received a new Kindle and copies of our first (or second) books to read over the upcoming holidays - what's better on a cold night than cuddling up with a good book, right? My guest today, Moriah Densley, writes fabulous historical and paranormal romances...Take it away, Moriah!

The hero of my historical romance is an autistic savant and a Crimean soldier with PTSD. Think Rain Man with "X-Men" Wolverine's attitude in Jude Law's body. On a good day, Wilhelm Montegue composes music and fiddles with calculus equations. His bad days are the reason he lives sequestered in the country.

His story isn't all bleeding hearts and sad violin music, though there's plenty of drama. I had way too much fun creating a socially awkward character. He's a disaster, really, especially when he tries to impress Sophia Duncombe, a jaded socialite disguised as a housemaid on the run from her abusive father. The two geeky social misfits clash more than ideas - I love it when the characters fight a bit before they kiss and make up, don't you?

When a few of us Crimson Romance authors decided to celebrate the six month anniversary of our debut releases by making holiday wish lists for our characters, I wondered how bizarre Wilhelm and Sophia's would turn out. What do you think?

On Wilhelm Montegue’s wish list:

Dudognon cognac, in small flasks so he can hide it from Sophia, who thinks she can make him quit.

He needs new boots, but Sophia will have to take away the old ones with holes in the soles before he'll wear the new pair.

Wilhelm also needs more staff paper, or else his next piano composition will stay stuck in his head.


All Anne-Sophia Duncombe wants for Christmas is...

A new saddle so she can ride astride and discard that idiotic side saddle. (So what if she scandalizes the neighbors?)

The latest Wilkie Collins novel, or any gothic romance will do, but she'll probably hide it under the bed and keep Balzac on the night stand.

Chocolate-covered peaches.

Cream to dip the peaches in.

Wilhelm. (Without the distraction of the items on his wish list, to help enjoy the items on her wish list. Sometimes a man needs a nudge in the right direction.)

SONG FOR SOPHIA, historical romance released June 4, 2012 from Crimson Romance: “If she truly knows her business, a woman has the mind of a diplomat, a general, and Cleopatra, all in one.” Anne-Sophia Duncombe is ruined, a victim of her father’s high-stakes gambling. Stolen moments at the piano are her boon. Wilhelm Montegue is a washed up war hero, rumored insane. His “condition”–modern diagnosis: savant autism–is the source of his gift for composing music. Anne-Sophia and Wilhelm thought they had missed their chance for love, but anything can happen in the music room.

THE VALKYRIE’S GUARDIAN, paranormal romance released Oct. 22, 2012 from Crimson Romance: http://moriahdensley.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/vg-cover-final-9-25-12.jpg “Augmented strength, lightning weapon, chronic PMS – you’re a valkyrie, Cass.” You might call them superheroes. “Extra-sentients” are one in 4.5 million with the extraordinary ability to unlock the full potential of the mind. Cassiopeia Noyon is descended from the most powerful known extra-sentient, but she’s a dud. No impressive talents except a healing ability which lands her in trouble. She’s all wrong for Jack MacGunn, her dazzling immortal berserker bodyguard . . . until the next storm hits.

Moriah Densley sees nothing odd at all about keeping both a violin case and a range bag stuffed with pistols in the back seat of her car. They hold up the stack of books in the middle, of course. She enjoys writing about Victorians, assassins, and geeks. Her muses are summoned by the smell of chocolate, usually at odd hours of the night. By day her alter ego is your friendly neighborhood music teacher. Moriah lives in Las Vegas with her husband and four children.
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And now for the hopping part of our little blog-hop: So, now that you know what Wilhelm (and Anne-Sophia) want, what's on your Christmas list? December is filled with wonderful things - from the delicious goodies taking up our counter space to time spent with friends and family. What is your favorite thing about the holiday season? Leave a comment below - and don't forget to enter the Rafflecopter below to be entered to win a new Kindle and 10 of our titles! Keep hopping by clicking any of the blog links below: