Hi and welcome–
I’m so excited to host my friend, confidant, and one of the best writers i know, Z. A. Maxfield. ZAM is bringing you the redo of one of my favorite books — and favorite vampires– of all time. When i read the book, it was called Notturno. Now it’s DEEP DESIRE! And it’s been re-edited and made even better. Before i turn this over to ZAM, let me tell you that someone who comments is winning a copy of the book, so be sure to say hi to ZAM down below. Also, enter on the Rafflecopter and you might win a $25 GC. Okay, here’s ZAM!
Hello Tara Lain, and thanks so much for helping me celebrate my latest release, Deep Desire, book one of The Deep Series.
Let me tell you how much I adore Tara Lain. She’s a fellow member of RWA Orange County Chapter, a dear friend, and one of the classiest people I’ve ever known. She lends an ear when I’m disheartened, dispenses impeccable fashion advice, often flies with me when I go to conferences, and gives me hope that someday when I grow up, I have a chance of being a totally awesome woman of substance too…
Thanks for sharing your space with me Tara!
My latest release, Deep Desire, is a re-release of Notturno, the first book in my vampire series. There’s kind of a solemn story about those books. I had just finished Vigil, the second book, when my mother passed away. I’d spent so many months living in Adin and Donte’s universe, I had trouble spending time with them for a while after her death. Memories are very strange things. There are scents, foods, sounds, places, and in my case, stories that remind me of sad times.
So there I was, with a partially finished series on my hands. It’s been a while. At some point, every writer has to face his or her early work. If you get the chance, it make sense to re-visit the work with a new editor, a fresh set of eyes. My new editor is Tera Cuskaden from Samhain, and with her help, I think we’ve improved the books.
Adin has purchased a 500-year-old erotic journal. The only problem? The man who wrote it wants it back.
Here are five things you need to know about Adin Tredeger:
- He’s led a charmed life, but it hasn’t been easy. He lost his parents in a tragic boating accident when he was still in college. He and his sister Deana are all that’s left of his family. She works for a pharmaceutical company in Los Angeles and lives in a bungalow in Santa Monica.
- He’s has lovers all over the world but never been given away his heart.
- He enjoys fine things. Travel, art, literature, and food. He’s independent, intelligent and a little bit arrogant. He’s met his match in Donte, whose air of deposed royalty is the result of aristocratic birth.
- His best friend, Edward, is an art dealer who comes from a family of artists, muses, restores and dealers. Edward lives with the mysterious Tuan, who works for a shadowy government agency charged with supernatural customs enforcement.
- When he’s at an emotionally vulnerable point in the story, Adin meets a highly unusual vampire named Sean, who delivers a special gift from Donte. Sean tells Adin that some of his kind are a little more Tolkien than Stoker. He will have more than a walk-on in The Deep Series, Book 3, Deep Deliverance, coming in December.
These have been edited. They’ve been retitled. There are new, cool covers. They’ll be available simultaneously in ebook and print.
Vampire novels. Revamped.
Here’s your New Title Cheat Sheet
Original title New Title
Notturno Deep Desire coming Feb. 3 2015
Vigil Deep Deception coming July
Matins Deep Deliverance coming December
PUBLISHER: Samhain Publishing
COVER ARTIST: Kanaxa
RELEASE DATE: February 3, 2015
LENGTH: 240 Pages
SERIES: The Deep Series Book 1
BLURB: As the Indiana Jones of historical erotica, there is no document existing—or just rumored to exist—Adin Tredeger can’t unearth. Why he would risk the biggest coup of his career to join the mile-high club is beyond him. But the disarming, dark-eyed man who somehow enters Adin’s locked airplane washroom has him completely nude and coming apart. All without a whimper of protest.
From that moment, Adin and Donte Fedelta engage in an international battle of wit and cunning. The prize—a priceless, 500-year-old journal with illustrations so erotic it could make the Marquis de Sade blush.
Yet Donte’s desire for the journal goes far beyond simple possession. The undead nobleman wrote it. And he’s not above using every trick in his otherworldly arsenal—including seduction—to get it back.
Chemistry draws them together even as fortune tugs them apart. But when a third party joins the chase, they must unite to fight an enemy with a deadly goal—to erase Donte from history.
This book is a rerelease of a previously published book, with substantial rewrites.
Warning: This product contains one cocky college professor, one centuries-old vampire who is out to show him who’s at the top of the food chain, and red wine. Because it goes so well with humble pie.
AUTHOR BIO: Z.A. Maxfield started writing in 2007 on a dare from her children and never looked back. Pathologically disorganized, and perennially optimistic, she writes as much as she can, reads as much as she dares, and enjoys her time with family and friends. Three things reverberate throughout all her stories: Unconditional love, redemption, and the belief that miracles happen when we least expect them.
If anyone asks her how a wife and mother of four can find time for a writing career, she’ll answer, “It’s amazing what you can accomplish if you give up housework.”
Readers can visit ZAM at her website, Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr.
ZAM will be running two giveaways for this tour! At the end of the tour, she will draw a winner from the comments section of each blog to win a copy of Deep Desire! There is also a tour-wide Rafflecoptor where readers can enter to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card.
Contest Begins: February 2, 2015
Contest Ends: February 10, 2015
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And remember to COMMENT on this blog for a chance to win Deep Desire! Thank you for visiting!