Vampire Dental, Veneers Ranked #84 on Amazon Top Seller’s List


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Delaney Rhodes’, Vampire Dental, Veneers novella made an Amazon Top 100 list on January 10, 2014. Veneers ranked at #84 in the Kindle Store under category > Teen & Young Adult > Mysteries & Thrillers > Detectives.

Fans of the series are anxiously awaiting the debut of the second installment in the novella series, Vampire Dental, Bonds, due by Spring Break 2014.

Author donates proceeds from new release to Breast Cancer Patient


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Amazon Top-selling fiction author and native Houstonian, Delaney Rhodes, has a new release and it crosses several genres. Vampire Dental – Veneers, a Chelsey Bloodworth, DDS Novella, artistically combines crime, suspense and detective work with a suspenseful vampire story sure to please readers of every age group.

Ms. Rhodes said, “October, 2012 is Breast Cancer Awareness month and as part of that effort, I am donating 100% of all proceeds from the sale of Vampire Dental -Veneers to my Aunt Ruby who is currently fighting the fight.”

Ms. Rhodes has set up a  Chipin page for anyone who would like to donate directly to her Aunt Ruby’s fund. For all donations, regardless of size, Ms. Rhodes will provide the donor with a signed cover flat of Vampire Dental – Veneers. For donations over $10.00, she will also include a FREE eBook via Amazon’s Kindle platform.

To donate directly to her Aunt Ruby’s fund, just click here: http://vampiredental.chipin.com/aunt-rubys-fight-against-breast-cancer

“Cancer is a true villain –  affecting families, finances and friendships. Currently three of my four aunts are battling some form of cancer.  I don’t think there is anyone out there who hasn’t been touched in some way by cancer,” said Ms. Rhodes. “I just want to give back where I can and however I can. This is an opportunity for my readers to partner with me to TAKE A BITE OUT OF BREAST CANCER.”

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Delaney Rhodes
Moonlite Publishing
delaney@delaneyrhodes.com
713-364-6871

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Week 19 – The Next Best Thing – Blog Hop!


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BLOG HOP 10/24/12 – WEEK 19 The Next Best Thing!

First off, a very special thank you goes out to paranormal romance author, Tish Thawer, for her invitation to participate in this Blog Hop. I had the great pleasure of meeting her at RomCon 2012 in Denver, CO, this summer and she’s been a very special author friend since then.

In this Hop, authors will answer ten predetermined questions regarding their current work or newest release.

Author Q&A

What is the working title of your book?  Vampire Dental, Veneers, a Chelsey Bloodworth, DDS Novella.

Where did the idea come from for the book?  My fifteen year old daughter inspired the series, Vampire Dental, Veneers. She insisted she was tired of the ‘same old vampire tales’ and wanted to mix in elements of her criminology interest and love for suspense novels. Together, we have created an entertaining and unique twist to the typical vampire novel.

What genre does your book fall under? Vampire Dental, Veneers, has all the elements of a suspenseful crime story (serial killers, etc.) with a little detective work. It’s hard to pin down just one genre, so it flows through the YA paranormal, YA romance, crime, detective, suspense and contemporary genres pretty seamlessly.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?  This isn’t really anything I’ve thought about – I’d have to get back to you! When I write, I try not to define my character’s appearance too much, I would rather the reader engage and create their own picture in their mind.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? That’s hard to put into just one sentence! I’ll take a quote from one of the 5 star reviews Vampire Dental has gotten on Amazon: “Vampire Dental Veneers is a story about Dr. Chelsey Bloodworth, her love interest Detective Josiah Reed, and her nieces during the time of a serial killer, aptly names the ‘Fang Faerie’. “

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?  This book is self-published through Amazon. Also – we are currently in the early stages of negotiating film rights with a respected production house. So – cross your fingers, we may be seeing Vampire Dental on the big screen at some point.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?  Wow – this is a process which I don’t really document well enough. It was longer than I remember, but not as long as you might think…J

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?  The premise of Vampire Dental is so unique; I’m not sure there is any other story that I could say is similar.

Who or What inspired you to write this book? My daughter asked me to write a vampire YA series that wasn’t a cookie-cutter representation of every other book out there. Picking her brain and using her as a consultant, I think I’ve done just that.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?  There are some interesting family dynamics, surprising plot twists and many surprises that will keep the reader on their toes. I’ve also been told the book has a lot of comedy which will have you laughing out loud.

In addition, because October, 2012 is Breast Cancer Awareness month, ALL net proceeds from the sale of Vampire Dental, Veneers are being donated to a fund established in the name of my Aunt Ruby who is currently fighting the fight.

I am also offering FREE signed cover flats of Vampire Dental, Veneers, to anyone who donates directly to her Chipin fund, for those who donate over $10, I will also send the eBook through Kindle for FREE.

http://vampiredental.chipin.com/aunt-rubys-fight-against-breast-cancer

 

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Below you’ll find a list of the awesome authors I’ve tagged for next week.  Please stop by their blogs next Wednesday, October 31st and enjoy their Q&A on Halloween!

Authors:

Raine Millerhttp://rainemiller.com/

Scott Prussing – http://www.scottprussing.com

Heaven Leigh Eldeenhttp://www.heaveneldeen.com/

Delaney Rhodes’ Author Interview on Naughty Readers


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I had the great pleasure recently of being interviewed by Naughty Readers on their blog spot. We talked about my Celtic Steel Series –  which is a top selling series on Amazon – and my new YA/Vampire Series coming out this Month.

The first book in the Vampire Dental Series is being published in less than a week and all proceeds from the sale of the Book will go towards a fund I have established in the name of my Aunt Ruby who is currently fighting Breast Cancer.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. I’m sure there is none of us who haven’t been affected by this disease. We are either survivors ourselves, are currently fighting the fight, or know someone who is affected.

Those who may be interested in donating towards Ruby’s fund, please click here:

http://vampiredental.chipin.com/aunt-rubys-fight-against-breast-cancer

For every donation (no matter the size) I will send a signed cover flat of Vampire Dental your way. For donations over $10, I will send the signed coverflat as well as the Kindle eBook once its live and on Amazon.

 http://www.facebook.com/vampiredentalveneers

Celtic Skies by Delaney Rhodes added to Book Club Reading List


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/ PressReleasesHQ.com / September 28, 2012 — Book Club Reading List today announced that Celtic Skies has enrolled in its growing database of tomes from which book clubs can schedule the author to attend their meetings. Every quarter, Book Club Reading List circulates a newsletter to book clubs around the country notifying them of authors that have joined their program. Celtic Skies offers book clubs an epic tale of good versus evil set in 15th century Celtic Ireland. Readers will be enchanted with the paranormal and mystical aspects of this historical fantasy romance. Celtic Skies is a tale of three clans and their interwoven lives brought to a head by the contents of one magical scroll and the prophecies it foretells.

Ms. Rhodes has made herself available by Skype to attend book club gatherings and discuss her novel, Celtic Skies. To find more information about her book or learn how to schedule a time with Ms. Rhodes, please visit her book’s page on Book Club Reading List – http://bookclubreading.com/celtic-skies/.

Celtic Skies, Book 3 in the Celtic Steel Series


About Celtic Skies

Flynn Montgomery has just taken a new commission as the chieftan of O’Malley clan troops in Western Ireland. His cousin, Patrick MacCahan-O’Malley, is the Lord of the O’Malley clan; and they are expanding their shipping enterprise across the seas. Flynn is needed in O’Malley territory to lead the clan’s defense and military operations. O’Malley lands are far from his home in the Shiant Islands of Scotland. A highlander by descent, Flynn is well respected among his people, but unknown to the Irish clan he is bid to serve. Will the O’Malley clan grow to accept him as one their own?

Is someone stealing the MacCahan and O’Malley clan ships? The O’Malley Lord, his brother Payton, and Ruarc O’Connell, the former chieftan, must investigate the strange disappearance of three vessels and ensure the clan’s safety during their absence. Are there pirates on the sea, or could this be the work of a much darker force? Dervilla O’Malley has watched as her sister and friends have found love. Are the goddesses ignoring her? Is she destined to remain alone as most of the women of O’Malley territory; or will her knowledge of clan maps and nautical charts introduce her to a life she never imagined?

About Book Club Reading List

Book Club Reading List (BCRL) publishes a quarterly book newsletter that introduces book clubs to authors who have agreed to make themselves available to participate in book club meetings. In addition, BCRL offers affordable book marketing services for authors. For more information, please visit http://bookclubreading.com/.

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Celtic Skies, Book 3 in the Celtic Steel Series – LAUNCH DAY!


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CLICK ON BOOK GRAPHIC TO GO TO ITS AMAZON.COM SALES PAGE:

Celtic Skies, Book 3 in the Celtic Steel Series

CELTIC SKIES

NOMINATED: Best Books of August, 2012, GoodReads.com

5 STARS “Right off the bat it had me captured, I couldn’t put it down and read for hours into the night! There was a lot more going on this time but it made me cry in some parts and some I just “had my hand to my mouth” in aw through the whole thing. As always with the last two it left me in wanting more – so much that I am looking forward to October when the next part is out.” – Krystina

5 STARS “Of the first 3 books in the Celtic Steel series this is my favorite. I really enjoyed the first two but this one just caught my attention and wouldn’t let me stop until I finished it.” – Stacey

WHAT IS CELTIC SKIES?

“An phenomenal paranormal experience.”
“An engaging science fiction tale that will keep you on your toes.”
“The best historical romance I’ve read in some time.”

AUTHOR COMPARISONS :

“Great read couldn’t put it down. Can’t wait for the next book in the series. You rank up there with Diana Gabaldon of the Outlander series.” ~ B. Breen

“The last time I had just a detailed landscaped story in my mind was after reading The Hobbit by Tolkien.” – Christina
Product Description
Celtic Skies
Celtic Steel, Book 3

Flynn Montgomery has just taken a new commission as the chieftan of O’Malley clan troops in Western Ireland. His cousin, Patrick MacCahan-O’Malley, is the Lord of the O’Malley clan; and they are expanding their shipping enterprise across the seas. Flynn is needed in O’Malley territory to lead the clan’s defense and military operations.

O’Malley lands are far from his home in the Shiant Islands of Scotland. A highlander by descent, Flynn is well respected among his people, but unknown to the Irish clan he is bid to serve. Will the O’Malley clan grow to accept him as one their own?

Is someone stealing the MacCahan and O’Malley clan ships? The O’Malley Lord, his brother Payton, and Ruarc O’Connell, the former chieftan, must investigate the strange disappearance of three vessels and ensure the clan’s safety during their absence. Are there pirates on the sea, or could this be the work of a much darker force?

Dervilla O’Malley has watched as her sister and friends have found love. Are the goddesses ignoring her? Is she destined to remain alone as most of the women of O’Malley territory; or will her knowledge of clan maps and nautical charts introduce her to a life she never imagined?

Another Great 5 Star Review for Celtic Shores


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I thought I rated this already but it was in the wrong area…so here is my opinion about Celtic Skies: Right off the bat it had me captured, I couldn’t put it down and read for hours into the night! There was a lot more going on this time but it made me cry in some parts and some I just “had my hand to my mouth” in aw through the whole thing. As always with the last two it left me in wanting more so much that I am looking forward to October when the next part is out…I am going to re-read this one in hopes of making the time past as I am anxious for part 4 of the Celtic series!! Oh and it is not giving me an option for a rating so I would rate it as a “5″ FANTASTIC! – Krystina

The original review can be found here: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13458940-celtic-skies#other_reviews

5 Star Review of Celtic Storms, Book 1 in the Celtic Steel Series


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Bravo, Ms. Rhodes you must have been or are a great soap opera writer for a series. I have to say I have a LOVE, HATE feeling for this series.

THE LOVE

I love it because it’s a wonderful story line which is woven around a period in histroy, that is, very much, to this day, shrouded in mystery and intregue. The time of the Druid PriestS and Priestesses. You’ve skillfully blended in the christen and pagen views as well. I love the characters and the period that you have so skillfully created. It both captures the mind and the fuels the imagination. So, you might ask whats to HATE?

THE HATE

I hate that I never saw it coming. You dragged the reader, me, into the plot and kept me turning those pages. So intent on reaching that all satisfying end. The one that leaves you smiling like the Cheshire cat and signing like a replete lover. Then you show me the light shining across the broad expense and send me flying on the feet of fool into the clearing. The next thing I know, I AM THERE.

WHERE YOU SAY???? Hanging on the cliff by my fingernails, which I must say are very short, hooked like a big mouth bass whose only option, to reach the end, is to buy the next story in the series. I Hate cliffhangers, but what can I do?? You caught me fair and square. So I bought the next one.

You better hurry up and write the others AS you say at the end of Celtic Storms there are at least four others to come.

BRAVO, MY HAT IS OFF TO YOU. YOU HAVE A WINNER OF A SERIES. Who can stop in the middle of anything so spectacular- NOT ME, THAT’S FOR SURE.

Review: Joyce Ruskuski, Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Celtic-Storms-Steel-Series-ebook/product-reviews/B0074WTEHC/ref=cm_cr_dp_see_all_btm?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending

5 Star Review of Celtic Shores


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5.0 out of 5 stars
Celtic Shores Took Me by Storm!, June 1, 2012
This review is from: Celtic Shores, Book 2 in the Celtic Steel Series (Kindle Edition)

Let me start by saying fantasy/romance novels are normally not my cup of tea. But, a friend of mine told me about this book. I was intrigued, to say the least. So I had to read if for myself. Best decision I ever made. Celtic Shores actually took me by storm!

It’s set in late medieval Ireland with twists and turns of paranormal activities and paganism, just to name a few. There are so many elements to this book… and they actually work together, keeping you on edge. The most interesting character by far is the conflicted priest, Father MacArtrey. He helps the sick and the poor, but is hated by the pagan O’Malleys; he is also the unwilling servant of the evil Odetta who destroyed the monastery where he formerly lived; yet he does his best to thwart her evil schemes, and is in the end thrown into a dungeon for his efforts.

Celtic Shores also gave me a better understanding of Irish history and Celtic Culture. The author was able to pull all these elements together to create the most heart warming and tantalizing story yet! Great read. Looking forward to more. Definitely a new fan :) .

Celtic Skies, Book 3 in the Celtic Steel Series – PROLOGUE sneak peak


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CELTIC SKIES
Book 3 in the Celtic Steel Series
June, 2012

PROLOGUE:

Shiant Islands, Scotland
April, 1458

She was beautiful when she was angry, and she was more than beautiful today. Aisling McTavish had broken every single piece of fine pottery and glassware her nimble hands could grasp. As it stood, the finery hutch was bare, as was the large oak dining table. The walls were nearly blank as well and all of the servants had escaped a safe distance away, hiding behind the brocade curtains which veiled the dining area from the kitchens.

Not one given to dramatics, Flynn simply sat down on the bench, hands in hair, elbows on knees – and sighed. “Aisling, I know this is no’ what ye wished for, my luv…” he started.

“Oh no ye don’t!” she screeched. “Ye don’t get to pretend ye didn’t know this was a’ coming, Flynn Montgomery!” Long blonde hair whipped through the air and slapped him in the face. She turned to exit the room but stopped abruptly. Flynn heard the tell-tale sound of Aisling’s leather slippers scooting backwards into the dining hall and he looked up just in time to catch his father’s pale green eyes.

Farrell Montgomery held even less patience for female theatrics than his son. Farrell was indeed a giant of a man who was typically short on patience. Brawny and gruff, he had an attractive charming quality that vanished the second he opened his tight pinched mouth.

“Why Farrell, ‘tis so nice to see ye on such a bonny day as this,” started Aisling toward her future father-in-law.

“Aisling, what is all this fuss about? What has happened to my dear wife’s, God rest her soul, play pretty plates and pottery?” His growl escalated as he surveyed the destruction in the dining hall. Clinching Aisling about her shoulders, he lifted her off the ground nearly two feet and she hung limply like a rag doll before him, a dangled mess of blonde hair and blue eyes.

“Da!” shouted Flynn. “Da – ye must put her down, this instance.” Grabbing Aisling by the hand, Flynn led her to a nearby stool and reprimanded her with his eyes before turning to his father.

“Da – I was just explaining the situation to Aisling, and she is not taking the news verra well,” said Flynn, resting his hands on his hips as he looked up to his father. Nearly four inches more than six feet tall, there weren’t many people that Flynn Montgomery had to look up to. Except for Farrell, who had a good two inches on his eldest and only son.

“Aye – what of the situation?” asked Farrell.

“I’ll tell ye!” shouted Aisling standing up in feigned courage, sticking her nose in the air. “When Flynn and I were handfasted last Beltane; it was with the understanding that we would reside here, on the island after our wedding.”

“And what of it?” growled Farrell.

“Well – yer son here has been telling me that we are to move to Ireland, and I am no’ going!”

“Is that so?” asked Farrell nonchalantly.

“Why – yes it is,” she responded calmly.

“I see,” he replied grabbing a flask from his belt and taking a long swig of sour Scottish whiskey. “And pray tell how do you intend to repay the bride price we have given yer family?”

Aisling’s face grew red and she broke out in a cold sweat. “What do you mean a bride price? There was no bride price given for me!” she screamed.

“Aye – there was,” interrupted Flynn. “A considerable one at that,” he said as he shook his head.

“As I see it,” Farrell broke in, “Ye would owe us a great deal of coin should the marriage fall through. T’would be most unfortunate, indeed.”

Aisling balled her hands into fists and clenched her teeth. “I was bought like a common whore?” she shouted towards Flynn.

“More like a common horse,” Farrell replied between chuckles. “Aisling my dear, we paid a fair bride price for ye, and ye know that my son Flynn is more than suited for ye. He is, after all, a nobleman’s son,” he smirked.

“A nobleman’s son – my lily white arse,” she retorted.

“Ye see,” said Farrell pointing to his son. “The MacTavish’s were more than well compensated for their troubles. They’ve only dealt with this little minx for going on – what now – how old are ye Aisling?” he paused. “Oh that’s right, going on nigh to twenty-two summers I ‘spose now. Some might say yer a spinster dear. Much too old for Flynn, with him being nearly thirty summers, but we couldn’t talk him out of it; although his mother and I sure tried.”

Aisling flung the last tray from the dining table and it struck Farrell solidly in the chest – leaving a heap of dried fruit and bread in its wake. Positioning himself between his betrothed and his father, Flynn grasped them both by the shoulders and grew oddly quiet.

“Aisling, ye accepted me proposal of marriage. This business about the business of marriage contracts does no’ matter, it’s not between us – it’s between our families. I am leaving on the Sarysin on the morrow. I’ve a commission to fulfill. I am to be the new chieftan of the O’Malley clan forces. It’s an honorable and prestigious position – I should think you would be happy to be a lady about the manor.”

Aisling’s eyes grew wide and the anticipation of wealth and status washed across her face. She never was good at holding her ideas, Flynn thought to himself. Farrell snorted and Aisling blushed.

He continued, “I’m leaving at first light. It will be nearly a fortnight before I reach me cousin’s clan as we are stopping at two ports with merchandise. I’ll give you two fortnights to join me there. Da can get you on a galley going that way without any stops. If you don’t arrive in two fortnights the marriage is off. Do you ken what I’m saying?” he asked her.

She nodded as tears welled in her eyes.

“Da – if she doesna’ make it to the galley in time tomorrow, ye can speak with her family about either making arrangements to get her there or getting yer coin back for the bride price. At any rate, I’ll expect word to arrive by the time I get there.”

“I want more,” the elder Montgomery grumbled.

“Ye want more than the bride price?” Aisling asked. “For what – yer troubles in dealing with the likes of me?” she asked, shrugging her shoulders and highlighting her barely five foot frame.

“I want more – to repay the fancy trinkets and dining wares ye broke that belonged to my Ellen,” he replied, pain washing over his face.

“I’ll replace those, Da,” Flynn said as he loosened his grip on the two.

Turning to Aisling, Farrell commanded, “I expect ye to clean this mess up and ye’ll spend the afternoon washing in the kitchens.”

“And, ye’ll do it to,” Flynn added, looking down at his fiancé, the love of his life, the woman he feared he would never see again.