Sunday, September 24, 2017

*CANDLE GIVEAWAY*


Have you guys checked out my paranormal romance book, Bad Things Play Here, yet? If not, you should! I'll leave a link to both the ebook and paperback versions below! Also, ebooks can be purchased on Amazon.com for kindle, as well as on Smashwords.com for devices like ipads, nooks, kindle, etc.!

Anyway, some of you might have noticed a few Bad Things review photos popping up on Instagram, and if you have then you've probably seen the candle that was included in the package. It was made by The Bookish Flame, a candle shop you can find on Etsy, and smell like the main male character of the book (a mixture of citrus, floral, wood, and musk scents).


I'm giving one away for free!

All you have to do is follow the link below to Instagram, like the photo, and leave a comment telling me what your favorite myth is! Tag three friends as well. Extra entries for reposts! Sorry, but this is only available for people living within the USA.

Want an extra entry? Leave me a comment here and tell me your Instagram handle so I can confirm!

Here's the link:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BZPNWE6HrYp/?hl=en&taken-by=tempestchani

 
 
As promised, here are links to the book:
 
eBook:
 
 
 
Paperback:
 
 
 
And for those of you who made it all the way to the end of this post, I have a little extra news. Because of the feedback for the cover reveal of Unbound, my publisher and I have started coming up with ideas on how to make the book match the original set. All of the reasons I gave before for why this wasn't initially done still apply, so I'm not making any promises, but we're working on it. As soon as I have more information on that, I'll post about it here, so keep checking back!
 
Thanks! 

Monday, September 18, 2017

UNBOUND Cover Reveal!!!!

It's here! It's finally here!!!

I know! I can't believe it either! Again, I am so sorry it's taken this long, guys, BUT we finally have a cover for the third book in the Underworld Saga!



Just a few reminders beforehand (if you haven't already simply scrolled down and cheated), we had to use a different cover artist for this book because there were serious issues/complications with the original designer. I'm not at all happy about it, but my publisher for this book has done the best they can to come up with an equally amazing cover. It doesn't really match the other two, which for those of you who've been asking, I know, I'm sorry, that's disappointing to me too, but I still think you'll really like it! It's different, but fits the color scheme, and there are still some similarities.

So, without further ado, here is the cover for Unbound:

 
 
Let me know what you guys think about it in the comments below! Personally, I really like what was done with Hadrian, and I like that the author name is still done in the same style as the first two!
 
Remember, this book has a release date for Nov. 2nd!
 
In honor of the cover reveal, I'm doing a giveaway for (1) Reece candle, the main character in Bad Things Play Here, a connecting book to this series! If you're interested in finding out how you could win, check out my instagram page here:
 


Monday, September 4, 2017

Stuff This Month...

Hey guys (I'm going to gif the crap out of this, so advise reading on my actual blog so you can see them)!

So, this is going to be sort of a packed blog post, just to squeeze in small bits of information on multiple books! Firstly, lets start with the Underworld Saga, and its accompanying adult companion, Bad Things Play Here!

If you haven't checked the previous post, you might not be aware that Unbound, the third book in the Underworld Saga, finally has a release date!!! You can expect the book to be out on November 2nd!



We're still waiting on the cover, so make sure you keep checking back here for the cover reveal! The hope is to have it sometime this month!



I know there's been a lengthy delay on this book, so I want to personally thank you all for sticking with the series and still being excited for Unbound! I know a lot of you are dying to find out what happens between Hadrian and Spencer next, especially after the ending of Unleashed! AND if you're a big fan of their relationship, I suggest you check out Bad Things Play Here, so you can meet Reece and Piper (more on that book later)! Hadrian also happens to make an appearance.



Because I've been asked by a few people recently, I feel like I should mention again here that there will be FOUR books in this series. So there's still two more to go! And, if you haven't yet checked this out, happen to like Greek mythology, characters that grow up through the book, and weirdly colored trees, please do! Links to both books can be found on the left sidebar! Unleashed also is available in paperback, but for some reason can only be purchased in that format on Amazon.

Some of you know that I'm taking part in the Sketchbook Project, which is a global project where people sign up to fill out a sketchbook which ends up in a library to be viewed. Well, for this project I'm drawing a bunch of the characters from my books, which is why there's a separate section on this blog now for you to check out some of the drawings. I'm only posting a few of them, and before I've added them to the actual sketchbook project book. I'm also thinking about adding an exclusive short story to it! But that's getting way a head of myself. Anyway, the reason I bring it up is I recently drew another character you might know from Bad Things Play Here! If you're interested in seeing it, go ahead and click on the link at the top of the right sidebar to check that page! I've mentioned before I'd also love to include some fan art here, so please get a hold of me if you have some!

All right, I know this is a lengthy post, but the reason for that is I wanted to get all the small stuff out of the way at the beginning of this month. That's because, aside from the eventual cover reveal for Unbound (and possibly the second book in the Seven Deadlies series), I'll probably only be posting about giveaways and the like.

Yup, you read that right. Giveaways!



I've got a few in mind for both Bad Things Play Here and even Amid Stars and Darkness. Just waiting on a few select items to be finished and arrive in the mail so I can start putting things together. There are also a few really amazing review packages for Bad Things Play Here going out in the mail for a few people, so please be sure to keep yours eyes peeled on Instagram! This book is different from my others in the sense that it's a Paranormal Romance meant for an older audience (though it's been mentioned to me that it can easily pass for NA). I love these characters, and the story, and hope that you'll all give it a chance!

Quick recap:

Keep checking back for cover reveals, giveaways, and be sure to check out my drawing of Reece available now on the right sidebar!

All of these books (other than Unbound, obviously) are currently available for purchase in both ebook and paperback form (ASAD is in harcover)! You can get them by clicking on the cover images at the left sidebar!

Have any questions? Feel free to leave them below or get a hold of me on Goodreads.com! Curious about some of the items that might be included in the giveaways? Be sure to follow me on instagram (@tempestchani) because I'll be posting pictures of some of them!


Monday, August 21, 2017

UNBOUND Release Date Announcment!



All right guys, finally, this is it! I'm going to tell you when you can expect the third book in the Underworld saga!!! Celebrate!



I know a lot of you have been waiting a while to find out when this was going to be available! We're so sorry it took so long for us to get some news! There were a few complications and well...none of that is important now!

So without further ado, the official release date for Unbound is....

November 2nd!!!



Just kidding! It'll be November 2nd even if it is windy!

Again, sorry it took so long to get information about this to you guys! If you haven't already, you have until November to catch up and read the first two books in the series! Links to these can be found by clicking their cover images on the left sidebar! :)

Please stop by for the cover reveal which should be happening soon! Hopefully sometime next month (so September)! Until then, the blurb has been updated on Goodreads.com, so check that out if you haven't already!

In other news: I'm hoping to plan a giveaway soon! If interested be sure to let me know! :)

That's about it! I'm off to make sure everything for Unbound runs smoothly so it comes out on time!!! ;)


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Amid Stars and Darkness SIGNED Giveaway!

Hey guys!

So, there's this really cool thing going on in this reading group on Facebook called, Buxom Book Beauties! They're giving away a SIGNED copy of my book, Amid Stars and Darkness! For rules, and to find out how to enter, you can check them out on Instagram @buxom.book.beauties aka, HERE:

https://www.instagram.com/buxom.book.beauties/?hl=en

This ends today, so check it out quick! :)

I may or may not do a giveaway for signed prints of the characters later. What do you guys think?

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Meet (My Version of) Trystan!

Thanks to all the people who've taken the time to comment me, either here or on Goodreads or Instagram, to tell me about how much they love the book! It means the world hearing it, you have no idea! :)

Not sure if any of you have checked out the new page (link on the top right sidebar) BUT I've added a separate one for drawings! Right now, it's got a few of mine and a couple of coloring pages! Feel free to download and use the latter! I know some people have been working on fan art of their own, and I would LOVE to include it as well! If you've got something, the best way right now to get a hold of me to share it is on Goodreads.com. There are links to my account all over this blog, but you can always just go there and look me up :) Private messages are usually responded to within 24 hours!

Please, if you haven't already, rate and review Amid Stars and Darkness there as well! Ratings are a huge help in getting more people to see/hear/and actually read the book! And remember, it's available in bookstores and online! The hardcover is gorgeous with these amazing shimmery accents; it would make a pretty gift, just saying. ;)

Anyway, above is the drawing with a copy of the book, and below is a close up. These are photos, not scans, so the detailing isn't as good as if it were the latter, but I love these glow stars that came with my box from Swoon and had to use them! If you're curious about checking out more characters from this and other books, check the page! I'll be adding as I go. There's no set amount of time or anything like that. I'm just doing to draw when I feel like it.

I recently joined the Sketchbook Project (if you haven't heard of this, look it up!!!) and decided that I'm going to fill the book with portraits of characters from my various books. Generally, I'm a celebrity or commission work artist, but this seemed like a great opportunity to branch out with my art and try my hand at bringing some of these characters in my head to visual life!

Let me know what you all think, and if there's a particular character from any of my works you're interested in seeing, leave me a comment about it below! :)

Without further ado, Trystan:


Sunday, July 30, 2017

Meet (my version) of Ruckus!

My book, Amid Stars and Darkness, released on the 18th!!!


Thanks to everyone who's already gone out and grabbed a copy! If you haven't yet, and you're into romance with a dash of sci-fi (and hot aliens) please do! You can find this in local bookstores, like Barnes and Noble, Books a Million, etc., or/and online at these places as well as Amazon, Target, Walmart...you catch my drift. :)

Anyway, to celebrate I decided to try my hand at drawing one of the main characters from this book! I had such great feedback from my drawing of Hadrian (from my Underworld Saga), so knew I wanted to share this drawing here on the blog, and not just on my instagram! If you do follow my instagram (@TempestChani) you might have already seen this! Above is a pic of it next to a copy of the book (obviously), below I'm putting a bigger one of just the drawing. This is a photo, not a scan, as I haven't yet gotten around to scanning it. I haven't decided yet, but I might do what I did with Hadrian and create a couple of signed bookplates with them. If people are interested, I'll hold a giveaway or something for a few, so let me know! :)

This is how I picture him in my mind (when I'm not thinking about Brian J. Smith lol), but of course picture him however you want!


I may draw Trystan next....We'll see.

In other news, really quick, don't forget about my Paranormal Romance, Bad Things Play Here, which came out in June! It's available on Amazon.com in both paperback and ebook! It's also up on Smashwords.com at a discount for another twelve hours or so!

I'm thinking about drawing Reece from that book eventually as well :)

*IN OTHER NEWS: Some of you have been asking about the review blog. Unfortunately, I had to take it down. My review partner hasn't posted in over three years, and it was getting to be too much for me to manage. Especially since I already post my reviews to my Goodreads account. I considered leaving it up so that people could still access author reviews and old reviews, but again, the latter are all on my GR, and leaving it for the first seemed like it would still be too much work for me. People would undoubtedly continue to request I review their work, and while I LOVE doing this, I honestly just don't have the time. It sucks, but there it is. So, that's why the review blog is gone. Sorry for anyone who's disappointed by this.

In happier news, I've added a new page over on the right sidebar, so check that out! :)

WELCOME