Monday, August 27, 2012

BOOK LAUNCH: Come Celebrate!

  Today is the debut of my first book, an Urban Fantasy Romance (or Paranormal, I'm not picky), Please come celebrate with me and my fellow Crimson Romance Author, Tessa Berkley--who writes Fabulous Cowboy stories.
INCANDESCENT:  Some gifts are unwanted, and Laurie’s Hudson’s affinity for fire is one she hates. It has destroyed her relationship with her family and she has few friends. She’s fought hard to keep the fire inside suppressed, living a low key life as a bartender, until a brutal and charming man blows into her life.

Around Mikhail Petrov, her careful control disintegrates. She is at once drawn to his urbane, cool demeanor and irritated by his overbearing manner. Her options are taken away when he kidnaps her, forcing her into a fight she wants nothing to do with.

As she learns to survive, Laurie faces the hardest choice of all, her freedom or the destruction of the frustrating man she’s come to care for

 Tessa writes fabulous cowboy stories--I love them!!
Eight Seconds to Glory:
Two souls in need of a dream. Two hearts that need mending. 
Glory Bebee's dream is at hand when she meets undeniably attractive world champion bull rider, Travis Hargrove. Once bitten and twice shy, Glory can't afford to give her heart to a rodeo man that will leave her for the thrill of the ride. When her foreman offers her ranch as a refuse to regain his strength and work for the rodeo, buying bulls, she must ignore the pull of her heart and do her best to complete her father's dream.
Haunted by being trampled by a bull in competition, Travis Hargrove will do anything to earn his place back in the rodeo rotation and another chance at the gold buckle. When the rodeo manager offers him a job of stock contractor, Travis wants no part of it. Yet, a pair of blue eyes and a woman with spunk change his mind.
Can Travis not only regain his courage but win Glory's heart in the process or roar of the crowd to much to give up when there are only Eight Seconds to Glory.
Author Bio: Tessa Berkley loves nothing more than to be immersed in a good story. Growing up in rural Virginia, she would often rewrite books that didn’t end as she imagined. Now, she takes delight in creating her own worlds and heroes clad in boots and spurs.
Tessa loves to hear from readers. You can find her at or via email at tessaberkley at yahoo dot com .Be sure to catch up with all the news at http://tessaberkleyauthor. and on twitter just follow the little blue bird on her home page.
 Author Bio: M.V. Freeman is a native of Minnesota, but calls North Alabama her home. She is a member of RWA, and the chapters: Georgia Romance Writers, Southern Magic, and Heart of Dixie. By day her mind is filled with medical jargon at the local health clinic, but at night she finds herself exploring alternate worlds within our own. Heavily influenced by Slavic languages and culture, you will find she weaves these elements into her stories. Her award winning current story INCANDESCENT is the first in a series. She is currently working on the second book in the series while plotting another story. When she is not writing, she's reading, cooking, throwing around kettle bells, or making coffee.
twitter @MVFree
We have prizes for some of our commentators--what do you like to read? Urban Fantasy, Cowboy, Contemporary, Historical, Paranormal?  We'd like to know!
M.V. Freeman and  Tessa Berkley


Carla Swafford said...

Congratulations, Mary and Tessa!

M.V.Freeman said...

Thanks so much Carla!

Hard to believe the day is here!

Crystal Lee said...

Congrats, Mary and Tessa! I'm so excited for you! Since it is early in the morning, I will raise my coffee cup to you.

M.V.Freeman said...

Thanks Crystal!
*Raising my coffee mug in toast*
To caffeine and good friends! :)

Heather said...

Have a great release day! My copy of INCANDESCENT has already downloaded to my Nook!

M.V.Freeman said...

Woohoo Heather!
I hope you like it!!

I am excited...and thank you!

Shanna Roberson said...

Congrats guys!! I just love Urban Fantasy! :)

Lynn Raye Harris said...

Congratulations, y'all! And having read Mary's book, I can say it's a fab story with awesome world building! Y'all are in for a treat!

Lexi said...

Kudos and congrats to you both! What a great way to start the week off!

Cecily White said...

Love Urban Fantasy and Paranormal!!! Congrats on the release, Mary! Looks Spectacular!!!! Yay!!!

Pamela Mason said...

Ssshh...! I'm reading!

I raise my vodka glass to you -

And congratulations to Tessa - your cowboy romance looks wonderful. Off to Amazon!

M.V.Freeman said...

Thank you Shanna!

You make me smile!

M.V.Freeman said...


Thank you, that means a lot, I worked hard for it..;)

You humble me!

M.V.Freeman said...

Lexi--I agree, this Monday is far better than my last Monday---oy! :)

M.V.Freeman said...

Cecily--Thank you!!
I hope you enjoy it! ;)

I am going to wear my purple shoes in celebration...

M.V.Freeman said...

Salud! Hope you enjoy it...I had the urge, when I was writing this to smoke a cigar.

I may have.

One or two...

But who knows.......*mysterious smile*

Tawnya Peltonen said...

Congrats on the release of your books! I've heard great things about Incandescent and while I've just now become aware of Tessa's book I LOVE cowboys and it looks like a story I would really enjoy. I'm looking forward to reading both books.

As far as genres...I love them all! I love a good cowboy story, though I mainly read paranormal and urban fantasy. Most of the books I read are contemporary, I do enjoy some historicals though.

Martha Lawson said...

Congratulations on the new releases!! Two of my favorite genres, westerns and paranormals.

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

Hildie McQueen said...

I read mostly paranormal, but my other favs are contemporary and historical! Great post, I can't wait to read your books!!

Xe said...

I am SO late to the party, but I wanted to stop in (finally) and say that I am so excited for you! Having read the first bit, so excited to finally read the rest and am sure that you are going to build a devoted fan base with INCANDESCENT :)


Cari Hislop said...

Congratulations from me too!

Alicia Coleman said...

Congratulations to both of you on your book releases! I like reading them all, but my favorites are paranormal, cowboy, contemporary.

M.V.Freeman said...

Y'all, I apologize for not commentating last night, but I intend to make up for it today!
This afternoon, I intend to give away prizes. ;)

@Tawnya, thank you for stopping by and you would love Tessa's book! :)

@Martha--excellent! I like the mix as well!

@Hildie--thank you! :) Your words warm my heart.

@Xe--thank you! I hope so! and I am humbled by your wonderful words. :)

@Cari--It is so wonderful to see you here! I fee like its been ages! Thank you!

@ Alicia--I like your genres! :) Thank you for stopping by!

M.V.Freeman said...

All right--remember we said we have prizes!

I put all the names into a hat--pulled one out and the first one is MARTHA!!

I will email you.

I will post the next winner in a couple of hours!:)

M.V.Freeman said...

All right I put all the names in a hat---

And I pulled out Crystal!!

THank you all---for celebrating with me and Tessa. This has been fabulous!