Today’s guest is Julianna Stone so let’s all say hey!
Happy Monday everyone and thanks to Lauren for letting me spend a bit of time here! A little introduction first, I’m Juliana Stone…I write paranormal romance and contemporary romance. I live in Canada with my family, a dog and a cat. I love 80’s rock, red wine, hockey and my girlfriends!
I have a book coming out tomorrow (Tuesday, April 24th) and I’ll talk a bit about it, but I really want to talk about the power of dreams and how they get you from point A to point B.
You see, writing has always been something I wanted to do. When I was a young girl, I made up stories all the time. I dreamed of being a published writer but I’m not sure that I really believed it would ever happen. Hello…I was just a girl from a small town in Ontario…weren’t all writers from like, New York? ? So I thought about it a lot. But never did anything about it. I was always a voracious reader and through my teens and early twenties I read a lot of books.
And I thought about writing. But I never actually did it. I got married, had kids…raised those kids and continued to read books and…thought it would be cool to maybe write a book.
It took me a few more years to actually sit down and write, but I finally did it. I listened. That is the power of dreams. They never leave but the thing is, you have to be strong enough to listen to them. To act on them. Because you never know if your dream will come true and honestly, the sweetest thing ever is when they do.
I wrote my first book His Darkest Hunger in 2008. It was published in 2010 and by the end of 2013 I will have 12 books published. Because I listened to my dream! So to anyone reading this blog, I say…GO FOR IT and treasure your success!
So…Wicked Road to Hell is the first book in my League of Guardians series. It’s a spin off from the Jaguar Warrior books and features Declan O’Hara and Ana DeLacrux. (a novella, Wrong Side of Hell released in March as well) These are both characters who have been in all my books and they’ve finally gotten their own story!
Here is the blurb that best defines the League Books…
For millennia the struggle between light and dark, between the upper and lower realms, has been policed by a secret group of warriors culled from every fabric of existence. They are both otherworld and human, male and female. They are light and dark themselves and known to each other as the League of Guardians. Their pledge, to protect the line between dominions and make sure neither side grows too powerful. If they fall, so shall the earth, the heavens and hell. And there will be no more.
Wicked Road to Hell: With the legions of the underworld gathering and chaos close at hand, Sorcerer Declan O’Hara’s deadly skills will be tested. But nothing will sway him from his duty…
Rescued from eternal darkness, vampire Ana DeLacrux owes her life to a mysterious stranger who asks for only one thing—her absolute allegiance. She serves this master without question until Declan, the one man who can make her forget her vow, returns. His magic is stronger, darker…more compelling than ever. His blood awakens a hunger she must resist, or risk deadly consequences.
As Ana and Declan join forces, the streets of New Orleans become a dangerous place for both humans and the otherworld. And the most dangerous place of all is a road Declan’s traveled before…the wicked road to hell.
To celebrate the release of this first full length book in my new series, I’ll give away a copy of the novella, Wrong Side of Hell. (in either ebook or paper whichever you prefer) All you have to do is tell me what your dream is and if you’ve listened…. (winner will be announced next Monday, April 30 in the Winners post)