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Pre-order Release Me When the Sun Goes Down Now!

Posted by Lisa Olsen on April - 15 - 2014

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We’re trying something a little new this time. Instead of leaving it up in the air that the new book will be out “sometime in May”, we’re setting a firm release date. How firm? Rock hard! I’ve partnered with Amazon to make the book available for pre-order here. The book will release on May 15th, so reserve your copy now to get it the first instant it drops instead of whenever you happen to see an announcement in passing after the book is out. Here’s the blurb:

“Bossy Anja was in control now, and I’d be damned if I let either Ellri take that away from me.”

Anja will endure anything to save her loved ones – torture, humiliation, showtunes, you name it. For Rob she’s sacrificed everything, even her last drop of blood, desperate to save him from Lodinn’s twisted revenge fantasy. In this seventh Forged Bloodlines installment, Release Me When the Sun Goes Down, Anja realizes that the only way to defeat an enemy scarier than Jakob is to stop relying on a knight in shining armor to do it for her and fight him herself. In the process she finds the strength to take back her due and the man she loves. The answer to her problems lies in the birthplace of vampire mythology, and Anja embarks on a rescue mission to save her family and friends before they’re picked off one by one.


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Cover Reveal for Release Me When the Sun Goes Down

Posted by Lisa Olsen on April - 12 - 2014

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Okay the day is getting away from me as I’m very near the end of this book, but I wanted to announce that we’ve selected this design for the cover of Release Me When the Sun Goes Down. Thanks to everyone who voted, our winner is Amanda Hartranft!

Also, how is everyone coming along on their Forged Bloodlines fan fiction for the contest? I’ve just gotten my first entry, yay! You’ve still got over half the month to complete it, so get those plot bunnies hopping!


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Vote on cover art for Release Me When the Sun Goes Down

Posted by Lisa Olsen on April - 9 - 2014

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Happy Wednesday, m’lovelies! I’m deep into the first draft of Release Me When the Sun Goes Down, and normally wouldn’t mess with the cover yet, but we’re doing things a little differently this time. The Captain’s been hard at work on the new cover and my streetbots have helped us narrow it down to one design combination, but we’ve got a couple of options we’d love to get your opinion on. As incentive, I will be giving away an ebook copy of Release Me (or one of my other books if you prefer) once it’s out. To enter, just vote which cover you prefer in the comments below. Click the image to enlarge.


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The Company of Darkness is out in Print!

Posted by Lisa Olsen on March - 30 - 2014

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The Company of Darkness is now out in print! So, for all you out there who prefer to hold the physical book in your hands (and it’s very pretty!), you can buy it on Amazon.com here.

I’m wondering if there’s a market for signed copies. Would people be interested in paying $20 (shipping included) for any of my print books?

In other news… I’m about 34K into Release Me When the Sun Goes Down and poor Anja and Co are still reeling from the haps from the last book. Don’t worry, I have a pretty good feeling that she’ll be able to dig her way out of the current mess.

How are you guys coming along with the Forged Bloodlines fanfics? You’ve still got a month to submit!


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Up Close and Personal with Ethan

Posted by Lisa Olsen on March - 14 - 2014

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The other day I posted an interview with Cady thanks to some fantastic questions I got from Laveda. Here are Ehtan’s responses to more of the same.

Ethan~ First impression of Cady.
Loud. Not that she has a big mouth, exactly, but the walls were thin and I could hear her through them from time to time. It’s distracting. She’s so young and full of life… it’s overwhelming sometimes. It dazzles you, like staggering into the sunlight after spending too long in the darkness, chasing after slithering things.

Ethan~ Why did you let Cady in? Not only in your crazy world, but in your heart. You knew that it would be dangerous for her yet, you still did it. Also, when DID you let her in your heart?
To be honest I never would’ve let her in if I hadn’t been about to pass out from the rusty knife stuck under my ribs. I never would’ve given her my real name and I for damn sure never would’ve let her take me home if she hadn’t already known where I live. But for whatever reason our paths crossed and she stuck with me for the whole night even though I kept asking her to leave. I didn’t want to fall for her, I kept telling myself she wasn’t for me, but she has this way of worming her way into your heart. No, not worming, that sounds bad. I wanted too keep her out of it, but then I had to keep her safe from Ash and all of a sudden, bam… I was a goner. I never stood a chance. I’m not exactly sure when it happened, but I realized how far gone I was when she left everything behind to be with me without stopping to think twice about it.

Ethan~ What’s up with the invisible tatts? Why can Cady see them, but no one else?
*shifts uncomfortably* You’re not supposed to know about those. As near as I can tell, she can see them because she’s been tainted by demon blood, but that’s just a theory.

Ethan~ Can you tell us what it’s like to do a binding ritual? You also talk about off loading demons, can you explain that process as well? I’d like to know what it feels like for a demon to enter/exit your body.
No, trust me, you really don’t. You’re not supposed to know about any of this. Let’s just say neither one of them are very fun.

Ethan~ What is the most amount of demons you’ve had in you at one time? What is the most anyone has carried at one time? Is there a limit to how many they will let you hold? Any side effects to holding too many at one time?
I’ve had as many as eight demons bound to me before. I have no idea what the record is, but I know Rikard has had more than that before. I suppose there’s a limit because the Company doesn’t want any one person getting too powerful, but there are no side effects that I’m aware of.

Ethan~ While Cady was in the astral plain with Ash, you could hear everything she was saying to him. What are your thoughts on that conversation?
I wasn’t happy about the promises she made to him, to see him again. I didn’t like… I can’t help but feel like there’s a connection there, no matter what she says about it.

Ethan~ Can you tell us anything more about the company? Or is that a no no?
I can neither confirm nor deny anything you may or may not have heard about the Company.

Ethan~ Now that everything is over with Ash, what happens now? For you individually and together.
For me it’s business as usual. Wait to get him offloaded onto another host, wait for my next assignment. Not a lot to do before that happens. As for Cady and me… we’ve got to keep things as quiet as possible. I don’t like the fact that Rikard’s taken an interest in her. The less she has to do with the Company, the better.

Favorite music?
I like to listen to a lot of oldies, The Stones, Creedence, The Doors, Jimmy Page and Led Zeppelin, stuff like that.

How do you decompress?
I have a lot of downtime between assignments, and it’s important to stay in shape, so I spend a lot of time training. But I guess I like to kick back with a beer and watch a movie to relax. Lately I spend more time watching the girl next to me than the movie, but that’s relaxing in its own way.

Describe Cady in three words.
Pushy, smart-ass, too naïve for her own good sometimes, no matter how streetwise she pretends to be. Shit, that’s more than three. Okay, how about perfect?

What would your perfect future be?
That’s a hard one. We’re trained not to look too far to the future. I guess I’d just like one with Cady in it. That would be perfection.


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Forged Bloodlines fan fiction contest

Posted by Lisa Olsen on March - 11 - 2014

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Have you ever wanted to take the world of Forged Bloodlines out for a spin? Write yourself in there as an original character? Kill off characters you hate? Decide who Anja belongs with once and for all? Now’s your chance! I’m holding a fan fiction contest for the Forged Bloodlines series. I would like to offer prizes in multiple categories (such as most romantic, best action, snappiest dialogue, most true to character, steamiest…), but we’ll see how many entries we get. There is no minimum length and any rating is accepted.

What do you get if you win? A signed copy of Release Me When the Sun Goes Down (or you can substitute one of my others if you prefer), a $10 Amazon gift card and your choice of some Forged Bloodlines swag that’s currently only available to my Streetbots team. Anyone who enters must give me permission to post the winning entries on my blog, but I will give you full credit. It’d be extra awesome if you decide to post it on fanfiction.net or mibba or one of the other fan fiction hubs.

This contest will run through April 30th, so you’ve got time to put something together be it a one-shot or a multi-chapter epic saga. You can set your story at any point in the Forged Bloodlines timeline, even in the future or the past and use any characters as you will. To enter, contact me through the website or through facebook pm and we’ll chat about how to submit.

What do you guys think? Is that deadline doable? I’m flexible here, so sing out if you have any questions.


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