Review Love for Mated in Treason.

 

Hey guys. I wanted to share a couple reviews for Mated in Treason. It really humbles me that readers are really loving Gunnar and Nadia.

Here are a few reviews found on Amazon:

The writing itself was terrific- I did not want to put this book down at all which is a hard thing to do as a single mom who has kids in sports and a full time job. There were not any inconsistencies that I noted (and I write stuff down just for reviews/accuracy sake) and it was smooth in the flow of the story. I didn’t read any part that seemed to drag that would cause you to skim over to the good parts- ALL of the book was nothing but “good parts”–Sarah Shannon

See the whole review here: REVIEW

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I love this world! Her vamps are all super alpha, in-command manly men, but they never come across as jerks. Perhaps that’s because she spends a lot of time and care in building the characters, giving them vulnerabilities. Which of course makes it just delicious when they break. -Kindle Customer

See the whole review here: REVIEW

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When you enter into the world of the Kan Asma, you’ll find yourself in a thrilling and intense experience.  I absolutely adored Gunnar, the loyal and honorable bodyguard, who would give his life to protect his “family”, especially his boss, Traian. The sweet nurse, Nadia, is the best medicine for Gunnar and watching their love story enfold was endearing, as well as smoldering.
There are many layers in this book and the characters are believable and well-developed.  As the action and intrigue built, it was hard to put down and I stayed up to the late hours of the night reading as much as possible.
If you love sexy, gorgeous vampires and their adoring mates, then you will fall in love with Mated in Treason.- Old Time Photographer

See the whole review here: REVIEW

 

Mated in Treason

 

 

Contest Time: Mated in Treason

**Contest is now closed****

Just thought I would put this here for those of you who’d like to enter the give away.

Hop on over to Amazon and follow me for a chance to win a free download of Mated in Treason. It is getting amazing reviews.

https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/d86187f05966a16a

Release Day!

I’m so excited and wanted to share with you that Mated in Treason has officially released.

Nadia and Gunnar are finally going to be in Kindles and Nooks and Kobos and ipads and ereaders. Even better, they are going to be read by people who love vampires, fangs, bondings and growly alpha males! I am so thrilled.

If you love the Black Dagger Brotherhood (Like me: team Wrath) or the Midnight Breeds (Me, me, me)  or the Dark Hunters (Gunnar and Nadia remind me of Vane and Bride) this story would totally appeal to you. There’s a whole world of vampires fighting to be with the mates of their hearts and this story shows the lengths Gunnar will go to in order to make Nadia his forever love.

Just click one of these and get Mated in Treason delivered to your ereader. But, beware, you won’t want to put it down.

Amazon, SmashwordKoboAmazon UK, Amazon CA, Indigo, iBooks

(B and N/GoogleBooks coming soon)

 

Release Day Twinsies!

I share a release day with the fabulous Dark Angel and if you like the Billionaire and the Virgin tropes, this one is for you! Check it out:

RELEASE BLITZ
Buyer’s Market: A Billionaire + Virgin Dark Fairytale
Dark Angel

All my life, women have tried to sell themselves to me.
No surprise. I’m rich. Handsome. Successful. Master of the Universe.
That is, until I meet Emmaline Travers.
Her body is for sale. But there’s a look in her eyes.
It tells me…Let the Buyer Beware.
I know though that I’ll pay any price for her.
But is the cost too high?
Everything is for sale, but will buying her bankrupt me?
If it comes to it, that’s how far I’m willing to go then to own her everlasting love.
I’m willing to sell my eternal soul.

 

 

Dark Angel says:

Come enter a world of dark desires in this full-length standalone romance. No cheating or cliffhangers but it’s going to contain very mature themes with potentially dark undertones as well as scorching scenes. HEA? Always.

#KindleUnlimited #99c #NewRelease
Purchase ↓
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Amazon AU: https://goo.gl/rw2BSP
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#Bemybookboyfriend #DarkAngel

I hope you have an amazing read.

Until next time,

Christa

Mated in Treason Character Profile: Nadia

Mated in Treason, Book 1 in the Kan Asma Vampires series, releases in a week and I am continuing my character introductions.

Now, meet Nadia the heroine of Mated in Treason.

This is how Gunnar sees Nadia the first time they meet:

He tipped his chin and peered at the nurse. Ah, now wasn’t she his angel of mercy? Soft brown curls framed her pretty round face. Wide mocha eyes looked at him with compassion. Lovely plump lips pursed in a no-nonsense simper. Her dimpled chin firmed when she noticed his scrutiny.

This is how I think Nadia would look:

Some facts about Nadia:
Her occupation: RN at the vampire hospital and her favorite job is to work in surgery.
Her boss: Doctor Dominic
Her family: Nadia is from a lower class family. Her parents don’t possess powerful genes or strong vampiric traits.
Her favorite music: Nadia loves soundtracks and symphonies especially Mozart.
Her age: Almost 40
Her hobbies: Reading and bubble baths
Fun things about Nadia: She has a hammock chair in her bedroom, loves tulips and uses shampoo that smells like cherry blossoms.

 

Well, there’s a little bit about Nadia. She loves fiercely and feels her poverty greatly. She doesn’t know if there’s any way she can overcome her lacking genes but she’ll do anything to make Gunnar hers.

I hope this little glimpse gives you a sneak peak of my heroine in Mated in Treason.
Only a couple days and it releases.

Preorder now:

 

 

 

Christa

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Cover Reveal

 

Cover Reveal

The amazing cover reveal for Mated in Treason the first book in the Kan Asma Vampire series.

Mated in Treason

 

Releasing June 13, 2017!!

Talk about ab-o-licious! Don’t you just want to sample that muscular perfection? There are some awesome little things in this cover that just made me so thrilled. Gunnar’s Viking tattoo, wrapped around his arm, just shows a hint of the dragon head. The scythes in the corner are important in this vampire culture. The Hartwood logo which just makes me so happy because Gunnar and Nadia found a publishing home and it’s a great one. I can’t wait to share this story with the world!
Also, it’s already up for sale!
AMAZON
SMASHWORDS
KOBO

 

 

 

 

When the kraliyet bodyguard ended up in her hospital bed after an explosion left him in critical condition, Nadia tried to warn herself not to fall in love with him. After all, she’s no vampire Cinderella, and happily-ever-afters didn’t happen to low-born females of the Kan Asma. But, her heart wouldn’t listen and, soon, she wanted to claim Gunnar as her forever mate, even if it meant taking him the only way possible, as a husband in a disgraceful human ceremony.

Gunnar fell in love with his nurse the moment he saw her smile. He yearned to claim her as his but the Council would never allow him to mingle his powerful blood with a female from a poor family. The penalty for an unsanctioned mating is a death sentence. He doesn’t care about the threats and possible consequences of making her his. Though, due to the high probability of genetic incompatibility, he can’t complete their blood-bond without knowing if it might take her life. Losing her would be worse than torture.

Their only hope lies with the treasonous Faction hell-bent on destroying the very people Gunnar calls family. Determined to find a way to be mated, Gunnar seeks out the leader of this hidden uprising. Together, Nadia and Gunnar must break every law and rite of their vampire culture to become bonded for life. Gunnar will play a deadly game of subversion or pay a blood price that would sever him from their people and put a bounty on his head. They must survive a dangerous infiltration of the Faction because they’ll do anything to be together, even if it means being mated in treason.

Cover Reveal Coming Soon

In case you didn’t see this posted everywhere. Next Tuesday the ab-so-lutely eye popping cover is being revealed– hosted by the ever fabulous and amazing Tracy Comerford​ at #BeMyBookBoyfriend.

A handful of ARCs have been sent out already.

Preorder links will be posted next week.
It is getting so exciting to see Gunnar and Nadia’s story getting close to release day.

Title: Mated In Treason
by: Christa Paige Author

#comingsoon #coverreveal

Tagline ↓

The cost of their forbidden mating will require great sacrifice. For love and an unbreakable bond, there is no price too high, not even banishment, or worse, treason.
Blurb
When the kraliyet bodyguard ended up in her hospital bed after an explosion left him in critical condition, Nadia tried to warn herself not to fall in love with him. After all, she’s no vampire Cinderella, and happily-ever-afters didn’t happen to low-born females of the Kan Asma. But, her heart wouldn’t listen and, soon, she wanted to claim Gunnar as her forever mate, even if it meant taking him the only way possible, as a husband in a disgraceful human ceremony.
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Gunnar fell in love with his nurse the moment he saw her smile. He yearned to claim her as his but the Council would never allow him to mingle his powerful blood with a female from a poor family. The penalty for an unsanctioned mating is a death sentence. He doesn’t care about the threats and possible consequences of making her his. Though, due to the high probability of genetic incompatibility, he can’t complete their blood-bond without knowing if it might take her life. Losing her would be worse than torture.
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Their only hope lies with the treasonous Faction hell-bent on destroying the very people Gunnar calls family. Determined to find a way to be mated, Gunnar seeks out the leader of this hidden uprising. Together, Nadia and Gunnar must break every law and rite of their vampire culture to become bonded for life. Gunnar will play a deadly game of subversion or pay a blood price that would sever him from their people and put a bounty on his head. They must survive a dangerous infiltration of the Faction because they’ll do anything to be together, even if it means being mated in treason.

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Meet the hero.

Welcome to the second week of May. Wow, where has time gone?

For me, each new month brings me closer to the release of  Mated in Treason, Book 1 in the Kan Asma Vampires series.

This new vampire romance is coming out in June 13, 2017 and I thought it would be fun to introduce you to a few of the characters. Today, is all about the hero.

Meet Gunnar Nakani:

 

The first time we meet Gunnar is in Bound By Obsession the third book in the Blood-Vine series. Bethany who is the heroine of that book, gives her impression of Gunnar.

Before long, the car pulled to a stop and Gunnar opened the door. Bethany hadn’t been able to form any solid conclusions about the guy. A few times he stood with his shoulders tossed back, like a marine. The close shave of his light blond hair added to the distinctiveness of a soldier. He wore dark olive utility pants and a matching green T-shirt. She could imagine him in some special-ops corps. He never stopped looking around them. The way his dark eyes flitted from one side to the other showed his attention was focused on their safety. Or, her safety, really.

After she has a few moments to talk with him about one of the Council Sentinels, she realizes there’s much more to him than her first impression:

The valet ran a hand over his flattop, and tapped curved knuckles at his temple. “He’s short a few brain cells that are imperative for common sense. Little prick spends more time worrying if his silk shirt matches a certain haute couture watch. Who gives a fuck if it’s Seiko, Casio, or a flipping Rolex. It tells the time, end of subject.”

Tray grinned. “I’ll remember that at Christmas.”

Bethany tried not to laugh, but hearing Tray shoot-the-shit with his valet gave her a glimpse of another side of him.
“Don’t worry I’ll make sure he gets you something nice.”

Gunnar turned to her and the lines at the side of his eyes crinkled as he smiled.
“That’d be real nice, Miss Miles. Komar here has a hankering for gift cards. In an envelope, mind you.”

At the end of Bound By Obsession, Gunnar finds himself in a really dangerous situation. And, that’s where Mated in Treason begins.

Here are a few things about Gunnar:
His boss, Traian Komar, is one of the princes in the Kan Asma aristocracy called the kraliyet. Gunnar started working for him as a valet back in the 18th century. That role has grown through the years and now Gunnar works as Tray’s right hand man.
He is half Viking and half Turkish as well as a full-blooded Kan Asma Vampire.
He wears his hair in a flat-top which is not typical of the males in the Kan Asma society.
He has a sexy tattoo on his shoulder.
His special vampire talent is revealed in Mated in Treason.
He has a wicked sense of humor.
He loves the SyFy Channel and Star Wars.

All my vampire heroes pick a special endearment for the mate and Gunnar’s is a very cool Viking word.

Well, there’s a quick glimpse of the hero of Mated in Treason.
Next time, I will post about his heroine, Nurse Nadia.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Christa
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Where research took me:

I love research. It is one of my favorite aspects of being an author. Learning about foreign lands, historical events and various cultural traditions always excites me. Recently, my research has taken me to diverse places and some of it was exotic while others were a bit creepy. Today I want to share a few of these research jaunts with you so you can have a glimpse into some of the things I am working on currently.

First up:

If you haven’t heard our exciting news, Vivien Jackson and I have contracted another sweet Regency for Ellora Cave’s Cotillion Christmas series. This story was a challenge to write mainly because our hero was not your typical British aristocrat. No, indeed not. He hails from India. So, you can imagine my excitement at hunting down information to include in the story. Some of those aspects were extremely intriguing and sometimes I found myself lost in the early 1800’s far away in Bengal. One of the distracting research jaunts I took while gathering details for A Christmas Scheme took me to Regency era India.

Fort William Kolkata:

Fort William 1760
There are many interesting locations in Fort William. Also, the history of the British colonization there is extensive. Here is a glimpse of places, events and people that I researched for A Christmas Scheme:

  1. Richard Wellesley
  2. William Carey
  3. Fort William College
  4. Saint Peter’s Church
  5. Fourth Anglo-Mysore war

On top of our Hero’s native land we found ourselves knee deep in snow during a cold winter at an English country estate. Vivien and I mused many different aspects of this Christmas setting and that came with a Google image search so that we could imagine the way the estate looked, the various entry points and an important building that plays a role in our romantic couple’s interactions. There were fascinating links about architecture including gables and eaves, gates and latches, corridors and libraries that enthralled me.

What to wear in winter!

What to wear in winter!

And, don’t get me started on fashion for men or women, British or Bengali…I’ll spend way too much time finding every last detail from stitches to cloth because I want our story to be accurate to the Regency period. I will say that I really enjoyed learning the cultural words for Bengali clothing. I think I spent an entire day on Google Books trying to find the correct word for trousers in Bengali. If you want to know, check out A Christmas Scheme when it comes out in November 2014!

 

 

 

 

Bite me.

(Thank you Stefan Salvatore for that fangtastic segue.)

It is always fun to switch from the Regency to my vampires. The Kan Asma Vampires series has a race of people who have extensive histories. This allows me the opportunity to research a plethora of things. In my current WIP, Gunnar is not of the typical Turkish decent that the majority of Kan Asma people come from. He is half-Viking and I had fun looking up the history of trade and shipping routes, language and customs as well as names from Scandanavia. But, the aspects of the Kan Asma culture that I really enjoy researching are always those from the Abkhazian rites and traditions. Though I don’t hold to these rites completely, my Kan Asma vampires have roots with this culture and they’ve adapted many of the ceremonies to fit their own rituals. Recently I looked up a few things that will be included in Gunnar’s story.

  •  Birth traditions, wedding ceremonies, death rituals all tied into the Kan Asma mating rites and the Goblet Ceremony Circassian Wedding
  • Metal work and weaponry daggers and gold goblets
  • Food glorious food…kan asma food

Oh, and after a very long time trying to figure out an integral scene I finally found what I was looking for and it turned out to be something I never expected.

Leeches. leech
(Yes, I did spare you the icky disgusting real photos because they make me cringe!)

Well, there you have it. Can you imagine living inside my brain on research? It is full of random things like Bengali pants and creepy worm-type creatures that suck blood.

Now, I am sure there is something else I am supposed to be researching today.

Oh yeah, The Viper Room! Google here I come.

Have a great week everyone.
Christa

Next Big Thing

Vivien Jackson tagged me for the Next Big Thing blog post. Thanks Vivien, it is always fun to play along with these fun activities.

The deets: The Next Big Thing blog post is basically answering 10 questions about your wip.

So, these are the questions I have to answer:
1. What is your working title of your book? Mated in Treason

2. Where did the idea come from for the book? Expanding the world of the Kan Asma Vampires.

3. What genre does your book fall under? Paranormal romance featuring vampires.

4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

For Gunnar I would cast Trevor Donovan.

Gunnar Muratti

For Nadia, I would select: Beren Saat a beautiful Turkish model and actress.

Nadia

5. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? By mating in secret, they defied the dictates of their people but now they must decide to accept the consequences or join forces against those they love. (This blurb is a work in progress.)

6. Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? I intend to have this series published through a publisher.

7. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? Still writing it, so I don’t have an answer to that. I’d say from start to submit-ready about 9 months to a year.

8. What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? I’m not sure, I’d say there are a few Prime novels from Susan Sizemore that have some of the forbidden lover tropes, and there are many books with paranormal societies that have tight regulations about mating.

9. Who or what inspired you to write this book?  Gunnar, the hero, gave me a nice look at what he was suffering through and I just had to write what he was showing me.

10. What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? Mikhail shows up and reveals a little more about his very secretive backstory. Also, there is an across the railroad tracks romance and a huge rift that happens within the Kan Asma culture. Things are really going to get heated between the high born ruling class and an uprising called the Faction.

This has been fun. Anyone who wants to take this blog prompt for their own, consider that my passive tagging style.

Thanks for stopping by.

Christa