Friday, 8 February 2013
Guest Post & Giveaway with Jean Murray
Guest Post: Male based series – Why I love them so…. by Jean Murray
I’ve fallen in love. With what or who, you ask?
Romance series books that surround a group of men that are bound by some honorable quest. Military, vampires, demon slayers – honestly it doesn’t matter. I’m enthralled by these books. Maybe it’s my innate curiosity to discover what makes men tick? Perhaps, it’s the camaraderie, unity and loyalty that are demonstrated by these characters towards each other, despite their hardened exterior.
The group’s dynamics are just as important as the developing romance. I sit with my Kindle clasped in my hands, like some fly on the wall watching how the men interact with each other— the goings on in the locker room or over a poker game. Whether this truly represents male relationships, I will never know, but it is not without its entertainment value. JR Ward’s – Black Dagger Brotherhood and Lara Adrian’s – Midnight Breed Series are prime examples of this man love. I’m certainly not the only one infatuated with these books because they are the top sellers of paranormal romance series.
I just recently started reading the Eternal Rider series by Larissa Ione. Although one of the horsemen is female, I’m beginning to love this series, as much as the others. The feminine influence is a nice touch to the group dynamics. This started me thinking. Are there books out there that surround a group of women in the same way? The Black Dagger Sisterhood? Would it have the same appeal?
I decided to test my theory. The Key to the Cursed series unites the Carrigan sisters with the most unlikely allies,Gods of the Underworld. Together, they will persevere against all odds and even death.
So, what do you think? Have you read a good series book lately?
Your comment will be entered to win an ecopy of Soul Reborn, Book 1 of the Key to the Cursed series by Jean Murray.
Don’t forget about the Soul Awakened Kindle Fire HD giveaway. ENTER TODAY.
by Jean Murray
Genre: Dark Paranormal
Publisher: Crescent Moon Press
Date of Publication: January 15, 2013
Number of pages: 292
Word Count: 92,000
Cover Artist: Taria A. Reed
LOVE FOR BLOOD OR HONOR
Kendra, an Egyptologist and demi-god in waiting, is the key to unlocking Bakari, the Egyptian God of Death, from his cursed slumber. Desperate to free him, she inadvertently binds herself to the god with a spell that only death will undo. To save Bakari from himself, she may have to sacrifice her innocence, and possibly her soul, before he becomes his family’s worst enemy.
HAUNTED BY SINS OF THE PAST
Bakari awakens to a world at war and a beautiful woman who has tethered his soul to hers. In the wake of his self-destruction Kendra is his only hope of salvation, but another has vowed to keep Bakari from the one thing he craves most-- his Parvana. His butterfly.
In her pursuit of a nursing degree, Jean Murray aspired to see the world and joined the Navy. At the end of 2011 she said a heart-breaking goodbye to her Navy family and retired after twenty years of military service. Although her dreams of writing full time have yet to come true, she continues her writing journey and draws inspiration from her travels abroad. She enjoys spending time with her family and of course, writing about the “Carrigan sisters and their mates, Gods of the Underworld,” to bring you the next installment of the Key to the Cursed series.
Web: www.jean-murray.com ; www.keytothecursed.com
Face Book: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jean-Murray-Paranormal-Romance-Author/130589967006760
Book Trailer Soul Reborn: http://youtu.be/smSJsJp5o74
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