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Welcome to our Trick-or-Treat Halloween Price Slasher. This gruesomely great time of year is upon us once more, spooky friends, and that means only one thing: Trick-or-Treat. It’s difficult to give away candy in a virtual world, but eBooks are much easier. Mwwwaaa ha  ha…

In honour of this wonderfully spooktacular holiday, we at Wittegen Press are giving away some of our books, and we have lots of others on offer too.

We are part of the Trick-or-Treat Book Blog Hop, run by the wonderful Patricia Lynne. Many wonderful authors are giving away books instead of candy. See the list at the bottom of the post for all those taking part.

Trick-or-Treat Halloween Price Slasher –FREE books!

Every year at this time we launch a two story Halloween anthology to give away for AllHallowsRead. This is an idea supported by the wonderful Neil Gaiman where people give a scary book for Halloween. This year ours is truly chilling.

Made In Blood: Tales of Terror

Authors: Sophie Duncan & Natasha Duncan-Drake
Genre: horror

Two delicious tales of terror to tingle the spine:
The Warmth of Blood by Natasha Duncan-Drake
Mirror Twins by Sophie Duncan

The book is downloadable from Smashwords for free, just follow the link and download it.

Dead Before Dawn: The Vampire CurseDead Before Dawn: The Vampire Curse
(in progress and FREE to read on Wattpad)

Author: Natasha Duncan-Drake
Genre: Vampire

Max Statton is in Moscow for the premiere of his new movie when a terrifying encounter turns his life on its head. Attacked by one of the city’s resident vampires, Max is bitten and infected. Only a team of local vampire hunters prevent him being dragged into the underworld of the undead.

Fighting for his very existence, Max must resist the vampire curse trying to take over his body.

Free Books With Discount Codes:

All of following books are usually 99c BUT are also available on Smashwords for free for 24hrs, but to get the discount you have to do the following:
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  • click apply coupon
  • checkout as normal and the book is yours for free
Books:

Trick-or-Treat Halloween Price Slasher –Discount Books

 
We didn’t want to leave out our other horror/paranormal genre books either, so they are reduced by 35% as well.
Author: Natasha Duncan-Drake
Genre: vampire
Code: JM78G
Author: Sophie Duncan
Genre: ghost story
Code: EY92D
Author: Sophie Duncan
Genre: vampire
Code: BN37F
Author: Sophie Duncan & Natasha Duncan-Drake
Genre: paranormal adventure and romance
Code: SE52M
Author: Sophie Duncan & Natasha Duncan-Drake
Genre: horror
Code: SG76Z
Author: Sophie Duncan & Natasha Duncan-Drake
Genre: horror
Code: KS85H
Author: Sophie Duncan
Genre: paranormal adventure
Code: NH48E
Click the links in the list below to visit the other great authors giving away books.

new Novel: Dead Before Dawn: The Vampire Curse #FREE

Dead Before Dawn: The Vampire Curse

We’re trying something new at Wittegen Press; novel serialisation. We all love the anticipation of a new episode of our favourite TV show or comic, so why not a new chapter of a great novel?

The really good news is we’re using Wattpad and this means, the novel is completely FREE.

Readers will, however, need a Wattpad account. You can sign in using Facebook, G+ or an email and password combination. This article tells you how to create an account.

Wattpad may be accessed via the web or via an app that is available for FREE on most phone and tablet platforms – just go to your app store and search for Wattpad, then install.

Dead Before Dawn: The Vampire Curse
Chapter 1: Cat and Mouse

Chapters will be released every Tuesday and Friday to give you something to get through the middle of the week, and look forward to at the weekend.

If you follow Natasha Duncan-Drake on Wattpad, update alerts will be sent directly to your inbox or phone. Wattpad also allows you to add the book to your personal library so you will always be able to find it.

Book Info

Author: Natasha Duncan-Drake
Genre: vampire/paranormal, male/male romance
Length:  Novel
Description:
Max Statton is in Moscow for the premier of his new movie when a terrifying encounter turns his life on its head. Attacked by one of the city’s resident vampires, Max is bitten and infected. Only a team of local vampire hunters prevent him being dragged into the underworld of the undead.

Fighting for his very existence, Max must resist the vampire curse with the help of Yulia, the hunter’s doctor. But with his humanity slipping away, Max only has two choices: ask the hunters to end it, or risk becoming a monster. His fame makes it dangerous to just kill him, but there may be no choice.

When Yulia offers him a kill or cure option, Max must decide if he has the courage to take it. He wants to go home, he wants to see his family and friends, but his life is poised on a knife edge.

Birthday Bargains! 50-100% OFF eBooks

Birthday Bargains! 50-100% OFF eBooks

It’s our birthday 🙂

We have decided to celebrate by giving back to our readers and having a 1 day sale on our eBooks.

Most of our 99c books are FREE today and our other books are all 50% off.

The links below will take you to Smashwords where you can use the code below each book at the checkout stage and it will give you the listed discount. Smashwords has formats for all eBook readers.

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Paranormal Romance Blog Hop: Give Us Your Best Excerpt!

Thanks to Jolie Du Pre over at Precious Monsters for organising this hop :D. Pop on over here to see the other blogs involved in the hop, who are all sharing excerpts from their Paranormal Romances too.

So, today we’re celebrating all things paranormally romantic, and we’re sharing excerpts from that genre. Ghosts, incubi, vampires, demons, we’ve written them all here at Wittegen Press, so today we’re sharing two excerpts from our multi-genre anthology, Myriad Imaginings. Plus, if you’re feeling wordy, we have a romantic crossword for you, both cryptic and quick clues [Please note – click continue reading below to see the crossword].  Don’t forget to enter the giveaway to win one of two copies of the Myriad Imaginings eBook as well.


Myriad Imaginings – Excerpts

The Giveaway Games - Myriad Imaginings by Sophie Duncan & Natasha Duncan-DrakeSo today we’re taking excerpts from Myriad Imaginings. This is a multi-genre anthology of short stories, which includes erotic romance stories. We have each chosen an excerpt from one of our paranormal romance stories.

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Excerpt: Incubus Shadows

Sophie Duncan

Arran lives in a world of magic, so his interest in the arcane sciences of the past is frowned upon. That is until he meets Lord Robert, master of the castle beyond the edge of Arran’s village. Robert is an unusual man, a immortal and powerful man, who shares Arran’s interest in the history, and Arran agrees to be his apprentice. Yet, with Robert comes Mark, his twin, an apparently much more dangerous creature, and Arran must meet each brother on his own terms.

This excerpt is taken from when Arran first meets Lord Mark.

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“You must be the new boy,” a smooth, somewhat amused voice broke through Arran’s awed reverie and, startled, he looked round for the source of the words.

What he found surpassed any legend and the way his heart threatened to beat out of his chest told him he was looking at Lord Mark. No human who had survived the magic wars had come out untouched by the power that had destroyed the past, but some had been more touched than others. The confident, eye-catching figure before Arran had Lord Robert’s sharp, young, handsome features, long dark hair and strong shoulders, but this was no man the like of which Arran had ever seen before.

Lord Mark’s skin held the palest of green hues, a trick of the light perhaps if not for the darker shadows glittering with silver that traced down from his hairline over the contours of his face, over a long neck and down under an unlaced white shirt that parted just enough to show off a muscled chest.

The legends said ‘demon’, ‘sex-monster’, protected from being hunted down like others of his kind by the power of his immortal brother. In the presence of the myth, however, Arran knew instantly this creature needed no protecting and his stomach knotted in a very different way to his original nerves. Arran swallowed hard and dropped his eyes.

Even without looking, Arran could still feel Lord Mark’s presence, his skin bristled with it and, more, his libido took notice. In that, he guessed, the legends might be true and, more to cover his own reactions than knowing what to do, Arran bowed.

Lord Mark’s reaction was unexpected, he laughed, and the deep, warm sound sent a skittering of nice feelings right down through Arran’s body, settling in his cock.

“Such manners,” his host observed and Arran tensed as he heard footsteps coming towards him.

He didn’t dare look up, his reaction would be all over his face and he had no doubt Lord Mark would see it. He did not want to offend his master’s brother before even taking up his new position, so he found himself staring at Lord Mark’s long, suede boots. They were very handsome boots, much like their owner – Arran tried to halt that thought before it carried on, but this close he could even smell his tempter, all man and musk, and his senses went spiralling outwards.

Arran’s magic was also reacting to whatever power this devil possessed and he had always been hopeless at controlling what little sorcery he had, so, he was forced to take the bull by the horns.

Carefully, Arran took a step back and then looked up. He forgot to breathe at that point, because he looked right into Lord Mark’s eyes and the tug on his soul was unmistakable. Bright blue irises flecked with decadent red drew him in and he felt his mind tumbling away, the blood descending rapidly from his brain to his trousers. Yet, before he could fall at this creature’s feet, something inside him stalled, and, defensively, he took a second step back and he blinked.

“My Lord,” he stammered at his smiling doom.

Lord Mark, thankfully, did not move closer again, which Arran knew would have been his downfall, but he did drag those unusual eyes up and down Arran’s body, which really didn’t help the way Arran’s trousers were becoming too tight.

“I thought my brother was mad when he announced he had invited one of the yokels into our home,” Lord Mark finally broke the silence and began to walk around Arran like he was on display, the sensation that attention generated would not have been altogether unpleasant had the situation been different. As it was, Arran ground his teeth and prayed for deliverance. “However, I can see the potential he saw in you. Do you think you have potential, Arran?”

The fact this nobleman had taken the time to learn his name did not pass Arran by. Nothing about the exotic magic within arms’ reach was passing Arran by and most of it was descending to his cock.

“Yes, My Lord,” Arran eventually replied, loaded question or not, choosing to answer it directly. “I want to learn.”

Lord Mark remained silent as he completed the rest of his circuit and Arran watched when the sorcerer came back into view. He’d been warned a thousand times by the old tales that, with strong magic came dark forces, but he had never experienced them before. The legends were true, Lord Mark was an incubus, Arran could feel that fire in his belly, but, as the creature came to a halt in front of him once more, that power ebbed a little and he knew the tease was over. As Arran settled back onto his heels, Lord Mark viewed him more seriously.

“Welcome to Castle St John, Arran,” the nobleman eventually offered and held out a hand.

Never having had a rich man hold out his hand to him before, it took Arran a moment to respond, but then he took the palm in his. He shivered as his magic leapt unexpectedly in his belly at the contact, but it felt good and he smiled.

“Thank you, My Lord,” Arran replied.

~

Excerpt: Cleave to Until Forever

Natasha Duncan

Ewan works for an organisation that investigates and deals with paranormal threats and runs a team for them. Several months ago one of his team, Adam Craven, was injured in an explosion and left paralysed. They were on the brink of becoming more than simply friends, but the organisation’s rules have kept them apart since the accident. Prior to this excerpt Adam has been accosted by a shape changer in the form of a leopard in his garden, which spoke to and then bit him.

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Ewan looked up from the notepad on which he was making notes. Everyone else in the house where they had set up base was supposed to be asleep, but he had just heard something. His team were in a safe house waiting for their next assignment and it was dark in the room he had co-opted as his work space, the only light being from the desk lamp. Shadows filled the rest of the space and he suddenly felt as if he was not alone.

“Who’s there?” he asked, stretching his senses to try and pick up anything that might be hiding.

There was the click of something on the wooden floor from the far corner and he stood up slowly, eyes glued to the darkness. He lifted the table lamp off the desk, pointing it towards the dark corner, but before the light reached it a huge shape walked forward.

The cat was enormous and there was nowhere it could have come from. All that lay behind it was a wall. It looked up at him with intensely blue eyes surrounded by its inky coat and for a moment they just stared at each other. Those eyes seemed hauntingly familiar, but the shock of a leopard standing where none should have been able to be chased away the reason why in Ewan’s head.

“Adil,” Ewan called out loudly, breaking the silence and then the cat came straight at him.

He didn’t stand a chance as it leapt the desk with speed even a cat should not have had. Its teeth dug into his shoulder through the thin shirt he was wearing and pain blossomed through the whole left side of his body. As he fell, he and the cat went separate ways and he knew he would not have a second chance. Whatever it was, it had attacked him and he had to defend himself.

Pushing the pain away with long-practiced ease, he reached for anything that could be used as a weapon. The cat roared when he stabbed it with the pen from his desk, half going down as the pen imbedded itself in the creature’s leg. The letter opener hit home on the cat’s side as he used that as well and the beast staggered back.

It collapsed completely almost straight away, low sounds of distress coming from its mouth and Ewan scrambled away trying to gather his wits. His shoulder hurt, but there didn’t seem to be any major damage and he dragged himself to his feet just as Adil charged into the room, throwing the light switch.

“Wait!” he shouted as Adil immediately went to shoot the fallen creature.

The cat was lying there, half on its side, clearly in pain and it was not fighting. There was something all too familiar in the eyes that met his and Ewan knew he was not looking at an animal. Something was going on here, something he did not understand, but he knew he needed to.

“Who are you?” he demanded.

The cat made a low growling sound, something that made Ewan think of confusion rather than anything else. Now that he had a chance to think he realised that he may have been attacked, but if it had wanted to kill him, his throat would have been far more vulnerable than his shoulder. Everything seemed far too confusing.

Then he felt it, heat coming from the wound and his vision shifted strangely for a second.

“What, what did you do to me?”

He felt light headed and had to grab the side of the desk.

As if satisfied, the cat put its head down and made what could only be described as a sighing sound and went limp. It was either dead or unconscious and given that Ewan didn’t think he’d hit anything vital, he suspected the second. He wanted answers, but they definitely weren’t coming from that direction.

“Get Lilian,” he said in a bitten off tone, refusing to give in to the need to pass out.

Adil did not argue, but as the Arab turned towards the door something began to happen to the cat. For a moment Ewan thought his vision was playing tricks, but the way Adil stopped told him he wasn’t the only one.

First of all the fur began to get shorter, as if being absorbed, and then the body began to shift and change. There was the sound of twisting bone and cracking ligaments and before his eyes the cat became a man. A naked man with a scar on his leg, bleeding from the wounds Ewan had inflicted. A man with a very familiar face.

“Adam,” he whispered, not believing his eyes.

For a moment Ewan’s thoughts stopped in shock, but then he began thinking again.

“Get Natalie here as well,” he said, “we need to know who the hell that is.”

Adil disappeared through the door and Ewan moved himself along the desk, hanging on and concentrating on not letting whatever was moving through his veins get the better of him. The facsimile of Adam was completely still, pen through his upper arm, letter opener in his torso. He had to be alive, because all the wounds were still bleeding.

“Ewan,” Lilian ran into the room and came to a dead stop.

“It wasn’t Adam until a moment ago,” Ewan said immediately, “it was a leopard; Natalie is coming.”

Lilian clearly didn’t know what to do and stood there staring. They had left Adam in the hospital a little under three months ago and he could see all of Lilian’s protective instincts coming out.

“That’s Adam,” she said, but Ewan put his hand out as she went to step forward.

“It bit me,” he told her and for the first time she really seemed to look at him.

His shoulder was throbbing and he could feel blood running down his arm.

Natalie and Adil appeared through the door and distracted him from any further discussion.

“What is that?” Ewan asked without ceremony and pointed at the unconscious form on the floor.

Natalie appeared startled, but immediately narrowed her eyes, held out her hands and concentrated. She was the sensitive on the team and very good at spotting traps left by the hidden paranormal world. For several seconds her face was completely focused without any distinctive expression and then she looked honestly shocked.

“That is Adam Craven,” she said, almost as if she did not believe her own conclusion.

Ewan swore and Lilian moved instantly.

“Adam,” Lilian said, falling to her knees beside her prone friend.

There was no indication from Adam that the younger man had heard and Ewan tried to take another step forward. The room span alarmingly and he started to fall, only missing the edge of the desk because Adil caught him.

“Patch him up,” he just about managed to say as darkness began to close in around his vision. “We need … need …”

Any justification he was trying to give died on his lips as whatever had been in the bite saturated his brain completely. Blackness reached up to claim him and all he could do was fall into it and surrender.

~*~

They could not call a doctor, that much was a given, but Adil was well versed in general first aid. Natalie took over when Ewan collapsed, which did not make Lilian very comfortable, but it meant she did not have to make any of the hard decisions. Adil saw to Ewan first, but there was little they could do except put him to bed and hope. The bite was not deep and other than disinfectant there was nothing to be done.

Adam on the other hand required triage.

“This is already healing,” Adil said, short and to the point as ever after removing the pen.

“How can that be?” Lilian asked, leaning over to see.

Adam had never healed fast; Adam has been a perfectly normal human being with just the faintest touch of precognition (if the wind was blowing in the right direction and the stars aligned as he had been so fond of saying). Yet, there, right in front of her was the proof. The hole in Adam’s arm was bloody, but it was already scabbing over.

“Clean the wounds,” Natalie said, “then keep an eye on them. I want to know what the hell is going on.”

Lilian wanted to protest, but it seemed to be the only course of action. She was worried about Ewan and about Adam and it all seemed completely crazy. Shape changers were born they weren’t created, it was a fundamental principle and it seemed to have been broken. That Adam could have done something drastic after discovering he was paralysed did occur to her, but she didn’t think he was that stupid.


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AtoZChallenge 2015: X is for eXplore

AtoZ Challenge 2015 Wittegen Press XAtoZChallenge 2015: X is for eXplore

Welcome to our theme here at Wittegen Press this year, ‘why’, specifically, why have we, as authors, written the titles we have. And, each day, the book we’re talking about will be FREE.

The book I’m talking about today is The Need in Me, a paranormal romance with some scary mystery thrown in.

The reason I wrote this book, that’s easy, I wanted to write a story where a ghost and a human shag. 🙂 That may sound a bit blunt, but that was the essence of it – I wanted to explore the intricacies of corporeal meets incorporeal. And, being a fan of male/male erotica, the couple concerned are a young artist, Rob, who has just moved into his first flat in London, and a supernatural visitor who joins him in his new home.

Rob doesn’t take to being haunted, not at first, he does what any sensible person does when faced with an unknown presence, he legs it out of his flat. That is only the start of Rob’s adventure, though, as his haunter has a wrong to right and he’s going to do it through Rob.

There is more to the story than sex, I promise, as I’ve mentioned in an earlier post, I can’t write PWP’s. There’s some heartbreak, new friendships and a centuries’ old secret to uncover.

In you opinion, can ghosts be sexy?


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Struggling artist, Rob, has come to London to make his name. However, moving into a flat in an old house, he finds himself with some unwanted attention. Someone else is sharing the flat with him, someone he can’t see, but whose terrifyingly erotic presence makes itself known. After a series of very direct messages, Rob must head back to his home county, Cornwall, to discover who lies behind the heady encounters.

*Click Smashwords to go to the book on their site. Click the buy option. Put the code in the Coupon Code box, click ‘apply coupon’ and the book will be free. Coupon is only guaranteed to be valid for 2nd April so please use immediately.


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AtoZChallenge 2015: V is for Vampires

AtoZ Challenge 2015 Wittegen Press VAtoZChallenge 2015: V is for Vampires

Welcome to Wittegen Press, this year our theme for the AtoZ is ‘Why’. Today Natasha Duncan-Drake will be talking about why she wrote her Soul Reader Series.

There is a very simple answer to ‘why’ today and that is the title of the post: vampires. I love them. I have spoken about my obsession for the letter ‘O’ so today I am simply going to talk about vampires.

Vampires range from mouldering in the grave hideous things that are all monster and very little human, to handsome, suave romantic leads who might have a few powers and fangs.

I adore the whole range and it is why I love to write about them. No matter what the mainstream media would like everyone to believe, vampires are not just Twilight and it is the range that makes them awesome.

For the Soul Reader Series I went with vampires that are not good, but neither are they snarling evil, and yes, the romantic lead end of the spectrum. My vampires in this are a range, just like the human beings they once were, and I really enjoyed playing with their background and social structure. I also tried to make John, my human character, as interesting as the vampires.

Are you a vampire fan? Do you prefer your vampires snarly and bad, or hot and romantic, or somewhere in the middle?


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John’s life used to be on the risky side, but it had been simple. Allowing vampires to suck his blood had never been safe, but now there is Michael and having a vampire who actually cares about him is complicated. It’s even more complicated because Michael is urging him to reconnect with the family he hasn’t seen in over five years. The fact his recent past also doesn’t want to die quietly is making his life less than easy and it’s about to become deadly.

Forgotten Soul (book 1) and Fortunate Soul (book 3) are both permanently FREE books so just click on the title and the pick a retailer from whom to download them.

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AtoZChallenge 2015: P is for Philanthropy

AtoZ Challenge 2015 Wittegen Press PAtoZChallenge 2015: P is for Philanthropy

Good day to you all, we hope you are having fun on the AtoZChallenge. Today at Wittegen Press, Natasha Duncan-Drake will be talking about her book “Chip Off the Old Block?”.

Side note: we have just enabled Jetpack comments to allow people to use their Facebook, G+ or Twitter accounts to comment if they wish, but there is still the old option of name, email and url as well. We hope this will make commenting easier, but ff you have any problems, please let us know via our contact form so we can fix it for you. Many thanks.

So if you have been reading our posts you may have seen us mention Penny Dreadfuls 21 – our imprint where we created commissioned short stories until we chose to shut it down.

Well, when we launched Penny Dreadfuls 21 we wanted to do something to gets lots of people interested and, also to help others. This is where philanthropy came in. Instead of charging people for custom short stories and pocketing the money, we asked them to donate to charity and send us a receipt. When the exclusivity period was up the books were then published as free titles everywhere we could do that.

This is how Chip Off the Old Block? came about. I wrote it as a charitable commissions. It’s about 7.5K words long and I was asked for a funny paranormal story with a male/male pairing, so I came up Owen – the Antichrist, who really isn’t suited to his role just yet. He gets on with his dad (yes the one with horns) okay, but his best friend is the son of the school chaplain, so he’s not totally with the program.

I very much hope the story had made people smile over the time it has been published.

Writers, have you ever sold a book for charity? Readers, do you enjoy giving by purchasing something an author has created for a good cause?


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Chip Off The Old Block? by Tasha D-DrakeChip Off the Old Block by Natasha Duncan-Drake

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The Anti-Christ is coming!

His name is Owen.

Well technically it’s Beherit, but that’s so last millennium. Aspiring to world domination is just around the corner and his simple life of school is coming to an end … which is kind of the problem. His best friend David, the local vicar’s son, will no longer be there and that makes Owen feel things he doesn’t understand. What else is a boy to do, but ask his dad what it all means, even if that dad has horns and his eye on the corruption of humankind?

Find out if the Devil’s plans are going to be blown apart by un-demon like love in this FREE romantic comedy short story.


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Curse of a Banshee
Sophie Duncan
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AtoZChallenge 2015: M is for Mailing List

AtoZ Challenge 2015 Wittegen Press MAtoZChallenge 2015: M is for Mailing List

Congrats to everyone making it to day 13 of the AtoZ and welcome to Wittegen Press. We’re talking about why some of our books were created. Today Natasha Duncan-Drake is talking about her book Assassin’s Blood.

So, ‘mailing list’ – we’ve had a mailing list at Wittegen Press for a while and we wanted to:

  1. say thank you to our current subscribers for sticking with us
  2. provide an incentive for people to join

We decided pretty early on that we would both write them a short story (although Soph’s turned into a novella, but there you go ;)). However, we weren’t sure what genre to go with, so we polled the mailing list and asked them. The top two genre’s chosen were paranormal and contemporary fantasy.

Since I love all things paranormal I took that genre and Assassin’s Blood was born.  I went in knowing that I wanted my protagonist to be female, that she is bisexual, but the most important relationship shown in the book is lesbian. Then I couldn’t decide between vampires or werewolves, so I thought it would be fun to go with both.

Do you remember the internet before Tumblr and Facebook, before Livejournal even, back in the depths of time when most communication was via mailing lists or bulletin boards?


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Assassins Blood by Natasha Duncan-DrakeAssassin’s Blood by Natasha Duncan-Drake

Meet Kira Roltof, or rather Jasmin Welby at the moment because she’s undercover. Kira’s an assassin with a sense of humour that’s almost as dangerous as she is. When hunting down her targets it helps that she’s a vampire/werewolf hybrid and has been at the killing game for over seventy years. Practice makes perfect and all that jazz.

Of course her combined species status could just as easily get her killed as help her out. If either the vampires or the werewolves figure out she’s both, she’ll never be safe again.

Her latest target is a Mafia big shot. Nothing she can’t handle easily, except she runs into a little snag of the vampire persuasion at the end of the job.

Assassin’s Blood is a short story full of paranormal intrigue and action with a little bit of romance to round it off.

*We’ve cheated a little today, the title is totally free, but you have to join our mailing list to get it. We never spam and we never give away your details. Just scroll down to the form at the bottom and you’ll get both books shown for free.

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AtoZChallenge 2015: H is for Hop

AtoZ Challenge 2015 Wittegen Press HAtoZChallenge 2015: H is for Hop

Welcome to day 8 of the AtoZChallenge 2015. Today Natasha Duncan-Drake is talking about hops – specifically blog hops.

My short story The Trade was originally written for The Vampire Bite Blog Hop back in 2013. I wanted to give my readers a story to download and read at their leisure and hence The Trade was born. It was available for a week during the blog hop and then I took it down, re-edited it, formatted it for online sale and uploaded it to the major book sites.Vampire Bite Blog Hop

Simply put The Trade is the story of a vampire meeting up with a sex demon to trade one need for another, set on a dystopian Earth where the gateways between reality and the demon realm have been opened. It is short and sweet and very much adult rated and designed for a quiet read over a coffee.

I believe blog hops are a fantastic adventure. You can probably tell or I wouldn’t have three blogs in this one. They are an amazing opportunity to meet new people, network with other bloggers, and simply have fun. When dealing with hops as big as the AtoZ shorter posts are better, but with smaller hops, sometimes we bloggers can be a bit more indulgent.

I like to add in things that last longer than just the day and visitors can take away with them when possible, hence free fiction. Scroll down for today’s FREE book code.

Do you like free fiction during blog hops? What keeps you coming back to a blog?


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The Trade by Tasha D-DrakeThe Trade by Natasha Duncan-Drake

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Earth no longer belongs exclusively to humans. Ever since the hoard came demons roam the wreckage of old Earth just as humans do. Karon spans the divide, both human and demon, and, yet, neither at the same time. At the mercy of his vampire heritage he seeks a trade with a powerful demon prince and can only hope that his price will be accepted.

*Click Smashwords to go to the book on their site. Click the buy option. Put the code in the Coupon Code box, click ‘apply coupon’ and the book will be free. Coupon is only guaranteed to be valid for 9th April so please use immediately.


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