Liar, Liar, Corset on Fire

It’s a book birthday! After much laboring, Sandra Bischoff has birthed a bouncing baby YA book. Keep an eye out after the excerpt for a special release-week deal from the author!

Drakkar ~ Beyond the Lie

Book three

Dark Order of the Dragon Series

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Drakkar Dragoni, the only son of Princess Absinthe Dragoni, always believes what his mother tells him.

Humans are nothing more than cattle bred to nourish their kind, and her half brother, Jared Bonatelli, stole a kingdom which is rightfully hers. Drakkar vows to right this wrong, even if it means Jared dies by his hand.

But what if none of it is true?

What if this is his mother’s biggest lie yet?

Who can he turn to?

Who will help him escape the prison within his own home?

 

~ Excerpt ~

The gods must have been on his side for once. When they got to Serenity’s house, her mother was asleep. There were no awkward introductions and no explanations as to why he needed to stay there till the next night. Nope nothing like that. Instead, Nettie whisked him to the lower level in the immense home and led him to a cozy nook of a guest room, far away from any windows.

Flipping on the light, she set about pulling blankets and pillows from the closet, tossing them on the full size bed across the room. Drake took advantage of her distraction and sat, watching her. She was nothing like the women he was accustomed to. That was saying a hell of a lot given the only female he was repeatedly subjected to happened to be Absinthe. With her as a role model, he’d been spoon fed manipulation and hatred since the crib and there was no end to it in sight.

He put a hand on the pile of pillows and linen beside him. “Exactly how many of these do you think I need?”

“Oh, is there not enough?” She turned to face him, blowing some stray hair out of her eyes. “I can probably find some more.”

“No, I think you have enough to smother me to oblivion right here. I’m good, thanks.” He chuckled.

“What? I figured since I don’t have a coffin, at least I could create a comfortable cocoon for you this way.”

“Cocoon? What the-  Serenity, I’m not a caterpillar. And I certainly don’t sleep in a coffin, geez. Friggin’ Hollywood.”

Nettie frowned, crossing her arms over her chest. “Hello! Joke! I’m only trying to make you comfortable.”

“Oh.” He patted the mattress beside him. Serenity flashed one more look of annoyance before sitting. “As long as we just keep sunlight away, I’ll be fine. The room has no windows, so we’re golden right now.”

“You’re sure? You don’t need anything else? How about something for that headache? I’m sure I can find some aspirin or something. Just give me a second to scrounge some up.” Nettie stood and sprinted for the door, only to have him snag her wrist, preventing her from leaving.

“Like I told you before, I’ll be fine.” He yawned. “Thanks for letting me crash here. I appreciate it. You don’t even know me. I could be a monster, yet you trust me in your home.”

He pulled her closer until she stood right in front of him. Cupping his cheek in her hand, Nettie bent till they were nose to nose. “Drakkar, you aren’t a monster. We met tonight for a reason and I have to believe it’s because I’m supposed to help you somehow.”

He gazed deeply into her eyes. She meant every word she said, believed it even. What if it was true? What if he was dropped there by someone or something so they could meet? But why? So many damn questionst but no answers.

“You know, if I decide to kill everyone in this house, there’s nothing you can do to stop me.”

She nibbled her lip, still cupping his cheek. “Think so?”

He nodded. “Bet your life on it.”

Nettie leaned closer. Their lips were a breath apart. “That’s a bet I’d make any day.”

“Oh yeah?” His own voice was a mere whisper.

“Yup. I have a crossbow and I know how to use it. I’ll stake your ass before you could blink those pretty blue eyes of yours.” Serenity pulled away from him and headed for the door. “Just hit number one on the intercom if you need anything.” The door closed quietly behind her.

 

 

~ About the Author ~

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Sandra Bischoff lives in the historic town of Cornwall, NY with her extremely patient husband and teenage son, she affectionately calls the Demon. She is a Pharmacist by profession but found her true calling in a simple twist of fate. A friend approached her to write in a forum on a popular networking website. Over the next five years her passion had found its niche. She went on to compose a few poems and short stories which she would post on her homepage at the same networking site.

Her debut novel, Beyond the Sun was published April 2013 by Bayou Brew Publishing. She recently was named to Amazon’s best seller list in the Fantasy/Epic category. Sandra’s second book in this series entitled Beyond Time was released earlier this spring in time for the Romantic Times Convention in New Orleans where she was a featured author at the Book Fair.

She has since left Bayou Brew Publishing to embark on the next chapter of her writing career, Independent Publishing. As of this time she has re-released both books in e-book and paperback formats. They can be found on Amazon.com.

 

~ Other books by Sandra Bischoff ~

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Beyond the Sun   https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OTRRM2Y

Beyond Time           https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PKV8P8I

 

~ Links ~

Website ~ http://sandibischoff.webs.com/
Blog ~ http://sbischoff.wordpress.com/
Facebook ~ https://www.facebook.com/AuthorSandiBischoff
Twitter ~ https://twitter.com/SandiBischoff
Goodreads ~ https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7031254
Google+ ~ https://plus.google.com/u/0/+SandiBischoffAuthor/posts
YouTube ~ https://www.youtube.com/user/rsb6494

 

Unleash the Incubi!

The big day is finally here! After weeks of editing, tweaking, pouring over cover options, and sending a billion emails back and forth to my publisher, Enslaved is now available to buy for your Kindle. Other formats (Nook, Smashwords, etc…) will come in the following months. But remember, you can always snag the handy-dandy Kindle reader app for your desktop to enjoy the book now without waiting!

Here’s the official press release from Just Ink Press for Enslaved.  The link to buy is over there, too.

And to celebrate, if you head over to Facebook and join the Release Day Event for Enslaved by 10 PM tonight (PDT), you will be entered to win a FREE copy* of the novel. (*Prize will be awarded in whatever ebook format the winner prefers.)

I’d love to hear what everyone thinks of Enslaved so make sure you leave a review over on Amazon.

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OOPS! I almost forgot, Missy Jane has graciously allowed me to guest post over on her blog today. I’m talking about the necessary evil of editing and there’s a blurb for Enslaved, too.

ALL The Things

First off, you’ve probably noticed that there isn’t a True Blood review this week. With the insanity of our trip to San Diego Comic-Con and everything else, I have yet to watch this week’s episode. Yes, I know, bad fan. Will likely watch tonight, but I’m not sure if I will review it since the week is already halfway over.

Next, I’d like to thank everyone that purchased jewelry from Murphy’s Miscreations prior to my birthday on the 11th. Your help ensured that I could treat my family to a very nice vacation, far away from the miserable heat and stupidity of the city we live in. We did two days at Comic-Con, a day at Legoland (which the kiddo LOVED), and hit a few beaches to just goof off for a few hours.

 

Also, a lot of love to the folks that pre-ordered the paperback copy of Be Ours Forever. I have the print proof in my hands as we speak and will be ordering copies to sign soon. Regular paperback copies of BOF will go on sale in August.

And the most important bit of news for the day…

Be Ours Forever is now available in ALL e-book formats via Smashwords!!!!

I released it yesterday with a quiet whimper to kind of test the waters. For the rest of July, you can snag a copy for $.99 using the code: GC87B 

Keep an eye on Twitter (@RCMurphy) and my Facebook fanpage. I’ll be giving away free e-book copies of Be Ours Forever periodically throughout the week as a part of the release week celebration.

In the back of BOF is a preview on my next novel, Enslaved. I’m already a few chapters in and really enjoying these new characters.

But don’t fret, the new book does not mean an end to the Be Ours Forever crew. As of right now I plan to make that a novella series with a prequel and a sequel already floating around in my head.

If you’d like to see more of my vampires (and other creatures), show your support by promoting and buying my first book. This is how I make a living, folks. Without your help, I’ll be forced to *gasp* find a “real” job.

Print proof for BOF