Three Day Freebie • DANCING WITH RAVEN

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411233_351278101578255_2074302329_oI worked for years in Hollywood, trying to catch my big break. I performed on stage, theater-in-the-park, cable series, industrial videos, soap operas, commercials, television, and films. I also had some lowly jobs, such as a Tour Guide for Universal Studios Hollywood, and I paged many TV shows back in the eighties, such as Who’s The Boss, Roseanne, Empty Nest, My Two Dads, Designing Women, and Seinfeld, to name a few. I was also in L.A. for the Northridge earthquake, an event that left an indelible mark in my memory.

The saying goes, “write what you know,” which is why L.A. forms the backdrop for Dancing With Raven. And it’s a free Kindle download Tuesday, July 29th – Thursday, July 31st. If you’ve ever been to L.A., you’ll recognize some of the locations, and if you’ve never been there, perhaps it will inspire…

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Demons Rise in Beverly Hills • Excerpt from DANCING WITH RAVEN

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After the tremor subsided, the valet darted off to collect Misty’s car. As Tori glanced around, she was puzzled. The demon populace was reacting to the earthquake with unbridled euphoria. Lips pulled back over fangs in hideous smiles, and mocking laughter echoed in her ears. Their malicious exultation frightened her far more than the temblor had. Although Tori pretended nonchalance, Misty must have noticed a change of expression.

“Are you all right?”

“Just a sudden headache. Nothing to worry about.”

“These frequent quakes are extremely unsettling, aren’t they?”

“A little.”

A blob of purple ectoplasm began to ooze up from the storm drain a few feet away. Tori became increasingly anxious for the valet to bring the car around before the sinister mass took its final form. She cursed the fact she hadn’t slipped the silver dagger into her purse. Of course, killing one demon when I’m surrounded by…

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Three Minutes With S.G. Rogers

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SGROGERSHEADSHOTI was interviewed about my epic fantasy Tournament of Chance on Musa Publishing’s blog. Here’s a taste:

Where did you get the idea for Tournament of Chance?

Originally, Tournament of Chance was a short story about Heather of the Jagged Peaks, who tries to break through the glass ceiling between commoners and royalty by entering a state-sponsored archery contest. She doesn’t realize the contest is rigged, and exists only to keep the lower class in its place. As I lengthened the concept, more magical elements, romance, and adventure crept in.

How did you develop your lead characters?
I envisioned Heather… (to read more, go HERE).

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Look for a special announcement about Tournament of Chance on Friday, August 1st! If you are a kindleunlimited subscriber, read TOC free on Amazon HERE.

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Audio Books…Like ‘Em or Leave ‘Em?

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The Ice Captain's DaughterAt the urging of a best-selling author friend of mine (mystery writer Lois Lavrisa), I went to Audiobook Creation Exchange (ACX) to see about turning my Victorian-era romance The Ice Captain’s Daughter into an audio book. After creating an account and preparing a short audition piece, I was ready to accept auditions from voice talent (producers). Days later, I signed a contract with an adorable New York-based actor/singer/voice-over artist named Rachel F. Hirsch. What a leap of faith, to entrust my baby to a virtual stranger! Nevertheless, Rachel has a very pleasant voice and seemed undaunted by the challenge of doing the various dialects the manuscript required.

Lois Lavrisa encouraged me to enter the audio book market because it has worked out very well for her and other authors of her acquaintance.  Of course, her genre and mine are completely different. Perhaps mystery…

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Friday Freebie • Dancing With Raven

There’s a plot afoot to bring about the end of the world, and Los Angeles is at the epicenter. Hollywood, vampires, demons, and demon hunters collide in Dancing With Raven, FREE today at Amazon. Download your copy HERE and enjoy a cozy read for the weekend.

~ S.G. Rogers

DancingWithRavenTori Moss is no stranger to heartbreak. Raised by a foster mother since the deaths of her parents in a horrific accident, she’s poured herself into ballet. A disappointing audition sends her into an emotional tailspin, but it’s the strangely intriguing new guy in school who catches her as she falls. Although Tori and Raven seem to be nothing alike, they share an uncommon ability to see the sudden flood of demons pouring into Los Angeles. When she discovers a plot to bring about the Apocalypse, Tori must decide whom to trust. One wrong step will cost her everything.

 

 

Kindle Freebie – Dancing With Raven

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King Lear and the Fool in the Storm by William Dyce (1806 - 1864). Courtesy Wikipedia
King Lear and the Fool in the Storm by William Dyce (1806 – 1864). Courtesy Wikipedia

On Day Three of Are You Smarter Than an Elizabethan?, the question was from which Shakespearean play did “How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child!” originate?  The answer is King Lear.

Thanks for playing! As a reward, Dancing With Raven will be a free Kindle download HERE on Thursday, July 17th  and Friday, July 18th.  Spread the word, and if you enjoy the book, I’d ask you to leave a short review on Amazon.  It’s very much appreciated! ~ S.G. Rogers

flourishDo you enjoy the paranormal, the performing arts, demons, vampires, and demon slayers? Then Dancing With Raven should be at the top of your list.

Blurb:DancingWithRaven Tori has spent the past seventeen years trying to ignore her ability to see unnatural creatures. As she…

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Day Three: Are You Smarter Than an Elizabethan?

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Mariana (1888) by Valentine Cameron Princep (1838 - 1904). Courtesy Wikipedia
Mariana (1888) by Valentine Cameron Princep (1838 – 1904). Courtesy Wikipedia

On Day Two of the Shakespeare game inspired by Dancing With Raven, the question was “The miserable have no other medicine but only hope: I have hope to live, and am prepared to die” is from which play?  The answer is…Measure for Measure.

Shall we play again?  “How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child!”

Come back Thursday to learn the answer! ~ S.G. Rogers

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Excerpt from Dancing With Raven:

At lunch, Tori headed toward the cafeteria. Jenny fell into step alongside. “Did you see the new guy? Everyone’s saying he’s hot.”

She shrugged. “He’s in my homeroom and drama class.”

“Well?”

“His name is Raven and he’s English.”

“Really?”

“Yeah. In drama class, his accent during his reading of Romeo and Juliet made him sound like an English…

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Day Two: Are you Smarter Than an Elizabethan?

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Miranda – The Tempest by John William Waterhouse (1849 – 1917). Courtesy Wikipedia

Yesterday, the question was “Hell is empty and all the devils are here” is from which Shakespearean play?  The answer? The Tempest. Were you smarter than an Elizabethan? Let’s try another one:

“The miserable have no other medicine but only hope: I have hope to live, and am prepared to die.”

Come back tomorrow for the answer!

~ S.G. Rogers

Excerpt from Dancing With Raven:

Shopping bags in hand, Tori emerged from a store on Melrose Avenue, where the lamp posts were decorated with holiday tinsel. She weighed whether to continue shopping, but then she noticed three human-shaped demons heading her way. They seemed to be staring straight at her, but because their eyes were completely red, it was difficult to tell for sure. Paralyzing fear took over for several moments, but then she forced…

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Day One: Are You Smarter Than an Elizabethan?

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DancingWithRavenIn my latest release, Dancing With Raven, two of the characters have a running game of “guess the Shakespearean play.” Want to try?

“Hell is empty and all the devils are here” is from which play?

Come back tomorrow to find out the answer and to try another quote!

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Tori has spent the past seventeen years trying to ignore her ability to see unnatural creatures. As she prepares to transition from high school to the world of professional ballet, however, seismic activity in Los Angeles is increasing and the number of demons is multiplying at an alarming rate. After a new student from London transfers to her performing arts school, she soon discovers her life has been a lie and someone wants her dead.

Raven’s father, a renowned British demon hunter, has tasked him with guarding the one person who can inadvertently bring about the end of the…

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4th of July Kindle Freebie • Duke of a Gilded Age

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Unveiling the Statue of Liberty 1886 by Edward Moran

Happy 4th of July to the USA! To celebrate, I’m offering a free Kindle download of my Victorian romance, Duke of a Gilded Age.

Blurb: When Brooklyn-born Wesley Parker inherits a English dukedom, he must learn to be an aristocrat. Assigned to the task is his attorney’s daughter, prim Belle Oakhurst. As they travel to England together on a luxurious ocean liner, their tempestuous relationship encounters more than rough seas. Although Wesley is increasingly attracted to Belle, she is already engaged. While Belle begins to regret her hasty promise to marry, she is bound by honor and duty to keep her pledge. Furthermore, a thoughtless fabrication on her part threatens to expose her as a liar. Neither Wesley nor Belle can foresee that their voyage across the Atlantic will be fraught with peril, and will cost more than one man…

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Written flights of fancy, historical romance, and adventure from author S.G. Rogers

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