Friday, January 4, 2013

Caris Roane Warm Up Your Winter Blog tour

I would like to welcome Caris Roane to Kindle Fever  today!  Caris is one of my all time favorite authors and a wonderful lady. Her Ascension Series is one of my all time favorites and like all of my favorite series she can not write them fast enough :)  

Caris is offering some really great prizes so make sure you check out the giveaways.  

       I was ten when I first
watched an old movie version of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and loved it!
Movies led to books, which led to writing and after a good long
while, publishing. I wrote sweet Regency romance for Kensington for
19 years and recently fell in love with paranormal, although I’ve
always had a thing for vampires. I currently write paranormal
romance for St. Martin’s Press but I self-publish as well.
Building an online platform has been an enormous but rewarding
challenge. I think all the changes in publishing will alter how
authors approach the business going forward and I for one am thrilled
to have so many options.
Roane has published over fifty Regency romance novels and novellas
under the pen name, Valerie King. In 2005, Romantic Times gave her a
Career Achievement award in Regency Romance. Having had a long-time
love affair with vampires, Caris tackled the paranormal genre and
built a unique vampire world based on ascending dimensional earths.
Her series is called
Guardians of
most recent self-published project,
Blood Rose Novella Series
, launched
in May of 2012 with the first title:
the Dark.
Caris is working on a new vampire series set to launch in the Fall of
the first novel,
lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her two cats, Sebastien and Gizzy.

Here is a Message from Caris:

 Hi, everyone!  I want to thank Kindle Fever for having me today as part of my WARM-UP-YOUR-WINTER BLOG TOUR.  On most of the blogs on this tour, I’ll be revealing excerpts from the sixth book in my vampire series called, GATES OF RAPTURE (12/24).  I created the tour with the hope that you might get to know my Guardians of Ascension, who are my most beloved winged vampire warriors.  I know the covers have wings on them, but the books aren’t about angels AT ALL…just vampires…with wings.  I also have goodies for you to win, details to follow!

GATES OF RAPTURE  The following excerpt from GATES OF RAPTURE shows Grace having discovered her ability to acquire just about any power under the sun.  Her role as a member of the powerful obsidian flame triad has just solidified.  A tender scene ensues in which she shares this news with her warrior vampire, Leto…

Just last night I loaded "Brink of Eternity" onto my Kindle and I can hardly wait for more Leather Kilts, Super sexy winged warriors, bad guys, and breh’s! Make sure you all keep coming back because we will have Caris and her tales all year!

Like I said before, I read all of Caris's books and this one did not disappoint. There is tons of action and the Obsidian Flame finally gets to flex their wings (pun intended).
There are even a couple of scenes where we get to see Endelle's softer side. And we also get to find out what the bite on the back of her neck really means.

The Redemption pools are both amazing and VERY Scary to think about. I would be terrified to dip my toes in there.... EEKK!

Again I must say Caris and her series is Total badasserie !!

Grace realized she had taken the first step toward forging the obsidian flame triad.  For just a moment, she wondered if she should go forward.  She felt as though she had come to a crossroads and that she could still retreat if she wanted to.  She could return to a former life and ease back into her more spiritual pursuits.
But even as the thought went through her mind, she knew she couldn’t.  In the same way that she was the sort of person who could commit happily to life in a convent for a hundred years, she knew she wouldn’t go back.  She had made her decision while on Fourth Earth to embrace her calling as obsidian flame and so she would.
She mentally contacted Fiona and Marguerite and arranged to meet them in half an hour at the Militia HQ workout room.  With the arrangements made, Grace walked Alison to the landing platform.  She was headed to Endelle’s office and would let Endelle know the results of her time with Grace. 
After Alison left, Grace hunted Leto down to tell him her news.  She found him in a quiet corner of one of the lesser used rotundas.  He had James’s papers on his lap and his phone in hand.  “How’s it going?” she asked.
He looked up at her and smiled.  “Incredible. It didn’t even occur to me how things would be for my warriors when I left.”
For his warriors.  Grace loved the sound of that. 
He leaned forward slightly and took her fingers in a light clasp.  “How’s it going with Alison?”
“I think we’re done.”
“You’re done?  So soon?”
She nodded then told him what had happened.  Leto’s brows rose.  “You can acquire any ability?”
“That’s what it feels like to me.”  
“Huh.  Like the ability to fold masses of people?”
This time her brows rose.  “You mean like warriors?”
He nodded slowly.
“Oh.  Well.”  She squeezed his fingers.  “Looks like I have some work to do with obsidian flame.”  She told him where she was headed.  “You can let Thorne know what’s going on as well.  I know he has a role in obsidian flame so we might need him, I’m just not sure.”  She glanced behind her. 
“I will.”
“Walk me to the landing platform?”
He rose so fast from his chair that she took a step back and laughed.  He put his arm around her and squeezed then put them both in motion.  She felt very young right now, like she was just a girl with her boyfriend and he was walking her to class.  It was a nice feeling and in this moment, not far from the truth.
Her class, however, involved obsidian flame.
Once near the platform, Leto kissed her and she let the kiss linger.
I don’t want to let you go, he sent, his lips hovering just over hers.
I don’t want to leave.
The kiss deepened until she was swaying.  Finally, she had to push him away. 
He drew back and smiled ruefully.  She always forgot how beautiful his eyes were until she was this close.  They were the color of clear blue water.  She gave him another quick kiss and because she had the feeling if she didn’t just take off, she’d stay for another hour with her hands fondling his biceps, she ran up the landing platform ramp.
He waited where she had left him, smiling and looking better than ever, more relaxed, more at ease. 
She waved as she dematerialized and was still waving when she arrived at Militia Warrior HQ. 

I hope you enjoyed the excerpt! I’ve had an extraordinary time creating and writing this series! Let Guardians of Ascension be a new journey for you. GATES OF RAPTURE releases on December 24th.

To Learn More about Gates of Rapture and to read the opening chapter:

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Here are the giveaway details (all international with appropriate compensatory prizes as needed): On each stop of the tour, I’ll be giving away the same awesome collection of prizes as listed on the Rafflecopter form, so be sure to stop by each blog on the tour for a chance to win at each blog. Be careful to follow the directions on the Rafflecopter form at each site. And be very careful of the dates! The contest at each site will last 3 days only, and those dates will be listed on the Rafflecopter form as well!!!

For links to all the other blogs on the tour:
The Grand Prize Drawing - VERY IMPORTANT: to be eligible for the Grand Prize drawing of the Nook with Glowlight, you must leave a comment at the bottom of this blog (as well as at all the sites on the tour if you want to go to every site and enter that many times—totally up to you! But comments must be left!) The grand prize drawing will be selected by in the following manner. On January 18th, three days after the tour ends, I will enter the number of blogsites into the random number generator, which will deliver up the winning site. I will then go to the winning site, count up the comments one by one, and enter that number into will then provide the Grand Prize winning number matched to the comments on the winning blogsite. This means, that if you travel to all the blogs on this tour, you can enter the GRAND PRIZE contest on every single blog you visit by leaving a comment at each blogsite! Good luck to all!

The Goodies as listed on the Rafflecopter form are: 
  1. a $10 gift card to Barnes & Noble (or similar for International), 
  2. a replica, antique typewriter key bracelet that spells ‘dream’, 
  3. a signed copy of ASCENSION (the first novel in the Guardians of Ascension series), Romance Trading Cards and bookmarks.

The Grand Prize drawing for a Nook with Glowlight, will take place on January 18th, three days after the tour officially ends! Good luck!

For links to all the other blogs on the tour:
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Website Home Page:
Twitter handle: @carisroane
Again, to be eligible for the Nook with Glowlight, leave
a comment below like this: carisroane at gmail dot com! Good luck
to all!


  1. Good morning, Everyone!!!
    GATES OF RAPTURE explores the complicated relationship between Warrior Leto and Grace. We first met Leto, in book one, when he battled our heroine of the hour, Alison, in a terrible arena battle. That's the first time we learn that Leto, a supposed traitor, has been operating under orders as a spy!

    Leto's journey, from guilt-ridden spy to returning-warrior is both difficult and poignant. Of course his 'breh', his bonded mate, makes it all worthwhile.

    I hope you enjoy the ride!

    And remember to keep working the tour backwards and forwards for a chance at more prizes!


  2. Thank you for the wonderful excerpt.


  3. Thank you for the awesome excerpt.Awesome tour.


  4. Everyone make sure to go to Amazon and "like" all of Caris's books plus if you have read them please post your review :)

  5. Caris is a new-to-me author. I like what I've read so far during the tour.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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  7. all the covers are so cute!
    thank you once again!

  8. Thanks, Miki! I love the covers as well! I think the artwork is just amazing!

    I hope those of you who haven't read my hunky vampire warriors yet will be able to find some time to snuggle down with these men and enjoy the ride!

    Hugs all around,

  9. Nice cover.


  10. Thanks so much for the great excerpt and the wonderful giveaway.
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

  11. Holy Smoke Caris *fanning myself* the next cover is SMOKIN HOT!!!!

  12. I love this series and the author!!
    Smokin' hot winged warrior vampries, what more does a girl need :)


  13. Yummy excerpt!
    jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu

  14. Finished reading my copy. Wow! Awesome story! Thanks for the contest.

    1. Forgot to include my email address.

      lizsemkiu at gmail dot com

  15. Thanks for the excerpt, can't wait to read the book!


  16. Looking forward to reading Gates of Rapture!

  17. Cute interaction between Leto & Grace.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  18. Amazing post hon. These books look great. Thank you for the great review hon. Thank you for the giveaway and Happy New Year ladies!

  19. men with wings & leather kilts
    sign me up!
    PicardsMom at yahoo dot com

  20. Loveing the book, great job on it!! cano dot melissa01 at gamil dot com

  21. I can't wait to read this series Caris. I love kilted Heroes so I'm going to really enjoy that as well. :)Thanks for the Tour and all the opportunities to win. And thank you for the excerpts.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  22. Great Post!! Excellent excerpt!


  23. I have read this series since book one was released. I absolutely love this new unique world for the vampire genre. Can't wait to see what's next!

  24. Sounds like an awesome series!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  25. LOL @ Badasserie! I may have to steal that word but what an amazing compliment to the series!

    Thanks for sharing!

  26. Thanks for the awesome contest!
    Sounds like a great series!

    thompsonem3 at aol dot com

  27. Thanks for the contest :)


  28. Hi, Everyone!
    Here's my post to name the Rafflecopter winner! Congratulations go to Sherry! I've already sent her an email and she'll have her goodies soon!