It’s been a long road. One that began Spring of 2005 when I sat down to write this wonderful story bubbling in my head. I’m proud to announce that RULING EDEN is released today at Crescent Moon Press. You can check out more information on me and my book at my website, www.michellepicard.com. There you can find many ways to contact me including on Facebook and Goodreads and Twitter. And of course read an excerpt from the book.
Here’s the story blurb to whet your appetite:
What if a modern woman suddenly learns she is heir to the throne of a magical realm hidden in our world and is the most powerful magical being on the planet? Growing up an orphan, Rachel always assumed she’d be going it alone, until the night before her twenty-fifth birthday when she was thrust into the realm of Eden’s Court.
Her new job description? Unite seven contentious magical races in order to prevent the destruction of earth. But learning to rule is easier than facing her attraction to Gabriel, half-angel, half-demon. Born of a forbidden love between mortal enemies, Gabriel is convinced he is a political liability to Rachel. Once Rachel stops denying their chemistry, she must convince him to pursue their love. Although Gabriel is willing to help her solve a murder, avert a war, and learn to use her overwhelming magic, accepting their destiny together is another matter.
You can buy it at: http://crescentmoonpress.com/books/RulingEden.html
To celebrate the release, I’m holding a contest. The first three people to email me at email@example.com with the answers to the following questions will win a $25.00 gift card to Barnes & Noble.
1) What color are Rachel’s eyes?
2)What are the names of Rachel’s three brothers?
3)What mythological beast visits Rachel and Gabriel in the last chapter?
If you want even more chances to win, a similar contest is running on the Crescent Moon Press site. Just see the contest announcements on the right side bar of the website. The questions are a bit different, but the prize is the same.
I’ll be visiting a few places to celebrate the release of my book. I’ll be interviewed at Ella Drake’s blog and at Penelope’s Romance Reviews both next week. I’ll keep you posted on those exact dates. I’m also a guest at Romance Junkies new blog on December 8th. I’ve already celebrated in advance at Emily Bryan’s blog and Paranormality if you want to check out the archived interviews. You can find an additional excerpt to the one appearing on my website if you scroll down to my previous November 9th blog entry when I was part of Excerpt Monday.
One last contest chance! A random commenter to this release day blog will win a copy of RULING EDEN. The contest will close on Wednesday, November 25th at 6pm. Only those with US postal addresses are eligible to win–sorry. Check back after the contest close for the announcement of the winner.
And if you sign up for my yahoo newsletter I’ll send you a packet of wildflower seeds to help you grow your own Garden of Eden. Never too late to plan for spring.
Visit soon and enjoy Eden.