Cover Art Reveal – Still Life with Strings by L.H. Cosway

Today is an exciting day! Here before your very own eyes is the latest cover art reveal by author L.H. Cosway. Below are both the paperback and ebook cover art images for her newest book “Still Life With Strings”.

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Intrigued aren’t you? How could you not be, this is a work by L.H. Cosway, which means its guaranteed to be great and full of that hot romantic chemistry she is so well known for. I was fortunate enough to get a sneak peek/beta read of this book and I guarantee you it will not disappoint.

Just to tease you a bit more, here is a snippet about the book:

“My name is Jade Lennon and I stand still for money.

The night I saw Shane Arthur watching me everything changed. A man in a suit always catches my eye, but it was the way he looked at me that was different. Like he knew me or something. He didn’t know me, especially not in my costume. My sobriety rests on staying away from men, but there was something about him that made me throw caution to the wind.

After all, I was never going to see him again, right?

Wrong.

Standing still isn’t the only way I make my money. I also bartend at a concert hall. Never in my wildest dreams did I think Shane was going to show up there. Not only that, but he’s the most recent addition to the orchestra. So now on a daily basis I have to resist one of the most beautiful men I’ve ever met and he plays the violin. For me that’s one hell of a deadly cocktail.

He wants me to teach him how to live. I’m not sure how much a twenty-six year old recovering alcoholic who works in a bar and moonlights as a living statue can teach a world class concert violinist, but I’m sure going to try.

Still Life with Strings is a story of music, art, sex, magical realism, and romance that you will never forget.”

(Expected date of publication: March 24th 2014.)

In honor of this big day the author is running a rafflecopter giveaway so see below for details…

The Nature of Cruelty – Book Promo

I can’t wait to tell you about a super HOT book that just became available! It’s called “The Nature of Cruelty” by L.H. Cosway.

Its got so much chemistry its ready to explode off the pages. This is a definite MUST read. Its not your typical romance, but the characters are so raw and real they leave you begging for more.

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Her name is Lana. She wasn’t dealt the easiest cards in life. She wasn’t dealt the hardest. She has an illness, but she doesn’t let it rule her. The first time she laid eyes on her best friend’s twin brother she fell in love at first sight. It didn’t last very long. He was a hateful boy who made her miserable. The happiest day of her life was when he moved away to London six years ago.

His name is Robert. He breaks the ones who love him. He’s always liked to play games with Lana, see how far he could push her. He once thrived on her pain, but no more. Now she’s coming to London to live with his sister for the summer and this time he plans on being her friend instead of her tormentor. But Lana is scarred by his past bullying. She doesn’t trust him, nor does she have any reason to.

When the two find themselves living under the same roof, they call a truce. This summer will change both of their lives, as they put their history aside and learn one another from scratch.

When fear takes over, we use cruelty as a mask. Robert and Lana’s story will see their masks slip away as the love they felt on the inside shows its true face.

**Not suitable for younger readers. Contains strong language and scenes of a sexual nature.**

**This is a full-length standalone novel.**

The Nature of Cruelty – Get it today!

Also available on Smashwords

 

 

Book Promo – Tegan’s Blood (The Ultimate Power Series #1)

Her heart is broken and bleeding. But her blood is going to get her into trouble.

Tegan wonders if it is possible to die of a broken heart. For over two months she has grieved and not left the confines of her apartment in Tribane city. Following her friend Nicky’s advice, she is now going to step outside and start her life over again.

On her very first night outdoors, Tegan joins her friends at the Crimson club where she draws the attention of the mysterious owner, Ethan Cristescu. She is not entirely sure why this beautiful man is so interested in her, but she has a feeling there is something not quite right about him.

As she falls deeper into Ethan’s world, Tegan makes some shocking discoveries about who she really is, and finally uncovers the true face of her home city. Tribane is inhabited by vampires, dhamphirs, slayers, witches and warlocks. The problem is, they all want Tegan for her very special blood.

She doesn’t want to hide again, but she also doesn’t want these creatures to capture her. Tegan has a difficult decision to make. Should she run away or stand and fight?

Get it here!

****REVIEWER OPINION**** – I love this series! I cannot say enough good things about it. This is the book that starts it all, and I promise it only gets better from here. Tegan, the main character, is so engaging you get caught up with her in no time. Ethan, the main male character, is absolutely mesmerizing. You won’t want to put this book down! Its a non-stop thrill ride from start to finish and will DEFINITELY leave you wanting more!

(Currently free today (March 5th, 2013) on Amazon!

Painted Faces – The Reveal

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Today’s post is dedicated to the upcoming release of the book, “Painted Faces” by L.H. Cosway. This wonderful romantic comedy is set to be released Sunday, December 16th.
Trust me when I say, this is not a book you want to miss!

For your reading pleasure, here is the synopsis courtesy of L.H. Cosway:

“Come forth with an open mind, for an unconventional tale of love..

Dublin native Freda Wilson considers herself to be an acquired taste. She has a habit of making offensive jokes and speaking her mind too often. She doesn’t have the best track record with first impressions, which is why she gets a surprise when her new neighbour Nicholas takes a shine to her.

Nicholas is darkly handsome, funny and magnetic, and Freda feels like her black and white existence is plunged into a rainbow of colour when she’s around him. When he walks into a room he lights it up, with his quick wit and charisma. He is a travelling cabaret performer, but Freda doesn’t know exactly what that entails until the curtains pull back on his opening night.

She is gobsmacked and entirely intrigued to see him take to the stage in drag. Later on, Nicholas asks her if she would like to become his show assistant. Excited by the idea, she jumps at the chance. Soon she finds herself embroiled in a world of wigs, make-up and high heels, surrounded by pretty men and the temptation of falling for her addictively beautiful employer.

In this story of passion and sexual discovery, Nicholas and Freda will contend with jealousy, emotional highs and lows, and the kind of love that only comes around once in a lifetime.”

A Peek Inside the Mind of L.H. Cosway

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Today’s post features an interview with one of my personal favorite authors: L.H. Cosway. She has written several books including: Tegan’s Blood, Tegan’s Return, A Strange Fire, and A Vision of Green. Believe me when I tell you, more great books are yet to come our way from this talented author.

But for now, let’s take a peek inside the creative mind of L.H. Cosway and see if we can figure out what makes her tick.

Her thoughts on knowing when she was meant to an be author: 

“I don’t think there was an exact moment when I decided this was what I wanted to do, but I’ve always found that writing was one of the few things in life that came easy to me. I’ll admit that when I was at school I didn’t really put in much of an effort academically until my very last year, and I can remember that when I did start to put in some proper work my English teacher told me one day that I should become a writer. Perhaps that planted the seed.”

The defining moment in her life that changed things for her writing career:

“I can’t exactly pick one out, because I don’t know if this moment has come for me yet. Hopefully one day it will, that would be nice. When I got my first job as a writer with a company in Dublin I’d get to go to all of these conferences for research and I’d be introduced to people as the company’s writer, it kind made it official that this was my job now.”

If she could spend a day living the life of one of her characters:  

“I’d spend a day in the life of Finn, the Irish vampire slayer from my Ultimate Power Series, not for any deep reason, I’ve just always wondered what it would be like to be a man, to see what goes on inside their heads. He’s a real cool customer, so it would be great to get to walk in his kick ass shoes and make derogatory comments about vampires. Oh, and killing them. That would be fun.”

The writing project she is currently most proud of:

“At this moment in time I’m most proud of my as yet to be published romance novel Painted Faces, mainly because it’s set in the every day world that I live in and has provided me with a chance to paint a picture of modern Dublin as I see it. I think there’s something very precious about a book that you haven’t published yet, because it hasn’t had the chance to be shaped by other people’s opinions. It’s just this perfect thing that belongs only to you. When you put it out there it doesn’t belong to you any more, and the story has different meanings for different people.”

Who she feels has helped her in becoming the person she is today:

“I’d like to be sentimental and name one person, but I can’t. I think the person I am today is shaped by everyone. I love coming across new people and studying them, getting to know them and taking something away from the exchange. Each new person I meet changes me, makes me adjust my view of the world, whether it’s in a tiny way or a really big way.”

 The authors she is a fan of:

“I tend to gravitate more towards female authors rather than male, probably because I prefer the female point of view. Women have different priorities when telling a story than men, I think, and female priorities appeal to me far more than male. I adore Kelley Armstrong’s books, I must have read all of them by now, and there are a lot. Other authors I love include Andrea Cremer, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Cassandra Clare.”

On whether she has an all-time favorite book:

“I have many. I could never choose just one because I think I fall in love with a new book on a weekly basis.”

 Her technique for overcoming Writer’s Block:

“I get out of the apartment and do something that’s as far removed from writing as possible. As a writer I find that sometimes you can fall into the trap of trying to write all the time and you neglect the real world. The problem with this is that the experiences you have in the real world are what feed the fictional worlds you create, so you need to balance how much time you spend in each. I get writer’s block when I try to push myself to stay indoors and write. If a writer stays indoors then they’re not going to have any human interaction to draw on. Studying people and interacting with them helps me to learn what makes them tick, and hopefully helps me to create realistic characters on the page.”

The music that helps motivate her writing:

 “Music is a huge driving force for my writing. I mostly love songs where the artist is basically baring their soul to you through their lyrics. I can’t stand lyrics that are vague or metaphorical. I like songs that hit you in the face with their honesty. My favourite artists include Regina Spektor, St. Vincent, Amanda Palmer, and Camille O’Sullivan. There’s also a little dark cabaret band from Brighton called Birdseatsbaby that I love, they haven’t hit the big time yet but I’m sure that’s all to come, they’re amazing.”

The piece of advice she would impart to her younger self, if she could:

“Well, when I was a child I was extremely introverted, and then quite ironically when I got into my teens I talked a lot of rubbish. So I think I’d tell my kid self to speak more and my teenage self to shut up.”

Her suggestions for new authors:

“I’d advise them to spend every moment they can find promoting themselves. This is the part that I hate the most, but it’s the part that’s going to get more people reading your books. Also, make connections with like-minded people. Watch what other successful authors who have been publishing longer do and learn from them. “

To learn more about L.H. Cosway, please check the links below:

The Amazon.com Author Page for L.H. Cosway

The Blog of L.H. Cosway

Twitter Page of L.H. Cosway