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Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Seven Sin Sisters & A GIVEAWAY with Paloma Beck...

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The Seven Sin Sisters

Am I seriously going to talk about religion while I’m promoting my erotic paranormal romance series? Yes I am. Stay with me though. It’ll get interesting, I promise.
As a reader, I want the heroine in books I read to be strong and to have a story of their own to tell beyond being mated to the alpha hero. If given the chance, the heroine should be able defend themselves. If not with physical strength, at least she needs to be capable of using her intelligence, wit and female moxie.
The idea behind the women in the Seven Sin Sisters series came to me while sitting in church one Sunday. I’ve always felt Mary Magdalene was much like an overlooked bff to Mary the Mother of Jesus who received the glory. What fanfare does Mary Magdalena get? Not much. But she’s one of my favorite people in the bible and she was actually one of Jesus' most committed disciples and absolutely was the most important female disciple of Jesus. Yet on those important days of the church’s celebration, she’s just among those secondary characters we hear about in the background. Most people don’t realize she actually became Jesus' close friend –not just his Mother Mary’s friend- and she was with Jesus during his last days. She was at the cross well after all his male disciples (except John) left and she was at his burial. Most profound is that she was actually the first person to see Jesus after his Resurrection. A woman was chosen to be the first person to see Him – I love this. So given all this information, when I think about the type of person Mary Magdalene was, I imagine she would’ve been a kick-ass heroine. And the idea of her being the Goddess they worship seemed a perfect fit. After all, she is considered a saint by the Catholic Church (and her feast day is my sister’s birthday, July 22). It was a sign.
But what about those demons the sisters possess? Well, the Bible tells us that Jesus cleansed Mary Magdalene of her seven demons. So here’s where the idea for their seven sins –demons living within them for a sacrifice they make- was born. And of course, the name -Circle of Magdalena- just fit. The heroines of the Seven Sin Sisters series have the strength of the original Mary Magdalene. They possess her perseverance, her tenacity and her leadership in a cause greater than themselves. One of the sisters takes a big interest in the history of Mary Magdalene so readers will hear about her more in a later book.
SEVEN SIN SISTER SERIES BOOKS

LUSTFUL CRAVINGS

Series: Seven Sin Sisters Series, Book One
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Elements: Adult language/ Ménage
Author: Paloma Beck
Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-61885-352-3
Page Count: 96

BLURB: Seven sisters are entwined in a legacy bigger than anyone ever expected. One by one, they will find their mates from the immortal Valendite breeds and secure their place in history. Each sister embodies one of the seven deadly sins only to be cast aside once claimed. But claiming comes at the price of separation, causing a weakening of their combined powers, which none want to happen... until Layla, holding the sin of lust within her body, locks eyes with Madden. Madden is one of the strongest of the Valendite Breed, a group of near-immortal men originating from the Italian Wars in the 1500s. Today, the Valendite Breed serve as the Terrorist Elimination Unit (TEU), an invisible arm of the CIA. Their only weakness is their need for a mate to carry on the Breed.  So now that Madden has found Layla, he will never let her go. With forces mounting up against the Breed, Madden and Layla will need to rely on all of their powers combined to get them to their Pronouncement.

ETERNAL ENVY
Series: Seven Sin Sisters Series, Book Two
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Elements: Adult language/ Explicit Sex
Author: Paloma Beck
Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing
ISBN: 9781618853864
Page Count: 82 pages

BLURB: Seven sisters are entwined in a legacy, one originating back from the time of the Italian Wars in the 1500s. One by one, they will find their mates from the immortal Valendite Breeds and secure their place in history. Eloise has lived with bitter envy her entire life until the moment she fell into the arms of Caedon. Once claimed by her mate, she will covet nothing more for eternity, especially now that she has it all. Caedon plans to fulfill her every need if he can just keep her safe. With their secret so close to being exposed and a mate who finds herself in the midst of the drama, Caedon has enough to keep his hands full. Then Caedon’s parents, believed dead for a century, come across the Terrorist Elimination Unit’s (TEU) radar. Can he save his parents while protecting his newfound mate?

HOLIDAY GEM
Series: Seven Sin Sisters Series, Book Three
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Elements: Adult language/ Explicit Sex
Author: Paloma Beck
Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing
ISBN: 9781618854704
Page Count: 102 pages

BLURB: Seven sisters are entwined in a legacy, one originating back from the time of the Italian Wars in the 1500s. One by one, they will find their mates from the immortal Valendite Breeds and secure their place in history. Gemma has spent her adult life consumed with researching the Valendite Breed history, constantly greedy for knowledge about their race. Until she meets Seamus and she's no longer able to hide in her world of books and theory. Now is her time to live. Seamus has found his gem and he wants nothing more than to treasure her. But his best friend is missing and he needs to locate him. Torn between his mate and his brother-in-arms, Seamus may be forced to choose one over the other. Will he sacrifice a lifelong friendship for the love of his life?

BUY LINKS
The first three books in the series have been released. You can purchase them at the following places.









REVIEWS

Jenn, Guilty Indulgence Review Site, 5 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

"Say what you will about the paranormal genre being repetitious and overdone - Ms. Beck puts that rumor to rest. Creating a whole new world of paranormal creatures (the Valendite Breed) - a little bit magical, a little bit vampy and a whole lot of alpha male sexy!"

 
Love, Laughter, Friendship Reviews, 5 Smiles

"One of Harlie’s Little Sister’s top 10 reads of 2012. The world that [Paloma] has created for her characters and the stories to come is brilliant. The suspense element that is woven into the plot is nicely done and well thought out. "

 
Stephanie, Ndulgent Blogger, 4 Strawberries

"Talk about hot and steamy… what woman doesn’t want a couple of big strong Valendites catering to her every desire."

 
Alyson, SnifferWalk Reviews, 4 Stars

"Paloma Beck has managed to find that sensual place where we all want to be and leaves us basking in it's afterglow over and over again."

 
Tangie, Two Lips Reviews, 4 Kisses

"This was my first time reading Ms. Beck’s work and it certainly won’t be my last."

 
My Reading Obsession, Pink Roses Review

"All of the elements are here for a fantastic story. Ms. Beck has created a great new legend for the vampire race."

 AUTHOR BIO & LINKS

Paloma Beck is an erotic romance writer in both the Contemporary and Paranormal realms. Happily married and living a life of total contradiction, Paloma runs carpool service for her three sons, volunteers in PTA and teaches religious education.
Then in the moments when her characters talk to her, she journals their stories - and they are anything but PG. As a natural introvert, quiet time with her characters is necessary to keep sane while writing is the perfect outlet for her creativity.
Paloma believes a daily dose of coffee and a good book make any day better.

BLOG:                       http://RomanceBeckons.blogspot.com
 
TWITTER:                 https://twitter.com/PalomaBeck

FACEBOOK:             http://www.facebook.com/PalomaBeckAuthor

FACEBOOK PAGE:  http://www.facebook.com/SevenSinSistersSeries

GOODREADS:         http://goodreads.com/PalomaBeck

PINTEREST:             http://pinterest.com/PalomaBeck
 
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GIVEAWAY TIME!
I'd like to thank Paloma for joining us today. Not only to I love looking at those awesome book covers, but her books sound absolutely amazing.

Paloma has offered one lucky commenter their choice of the Seven Sin Sisters books. So please leave a comment with your email address' and let Paloma know which book in the series you'd like to read the most:
1) Lustful Cravings
2) Eternal Envy
Or,
3) Holiday Gem

Paloma will announce her winner on Monday January 28th.

Best wishes,
~Author Jennifer Labelle~
http://www.jenniferlabelle.com


12 comments:

  1. I am amazed at where you writers get your ideas, love how you came about yours Paloma! I haven't read any in the series, so I would want to start with the first one, Lustful Cravings.

    Eva
    evitap67(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. I love this concept and the fact that your giveaway will be awarded on my 56th b'day is fantastic (hope I win). This series has been added to my tbr wishlist and would like to get the first one, Lustful Cravings.
    Thank you for the chance to win.
    Patricia
    panthers.ravens@yahoo dot com

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  3. What an interesting story about your ideas. Amazing how they can come from anywhere. I have not read any of the series yet and would be interested in starting with Lustful Cravings.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  4. Thanks to Jennifer for having me here today to talk about my series. And thanks to all the commenters so far. I'm excited to be able to share the background of the series with readers.

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  5. Since this is a new to me series, I'd like Lustful Cravings if I win.

    acm05atjuno.com

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  6. Great Concept! It sounds like a series. I think Lustful Cravings sounds great. Thanks for the giveaway.
    kaylyndavis1986@yahoo.com

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  7. Since this is a new to me series, I'd like Lustful Cravings if I win.


    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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  8. I would love to win Lustful Cravings....Great giveaway!!!

    josiehink122026(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. I haven't read any of the series. I would start with the first books. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. Tore923@aol.com

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  10. I'm thinking I'd like Eternal Envy ...

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  11. I would really like to read Lustful Cravings! They all sound awesome though!! Thanks for the great giveaway!!
    Ashley A
    ash_app@hotmail.com

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  12. The WINNER is Josie Hink! Josie, I'll be emailing you Lustful Cravings today! Thanks to everyone who commented. I hope you'll consider purchasing the Seven Sin Sisters in the future. You can also follow my blog because I'm always giving away free books! :)

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