Demon Within Series Cover Re-Vamp Announcement

Over the next few weeks, you’ll notice a change in the covers of the Demon Within series if you haven’t already seen them on Amazon. While the original covers will always have a place in my heart, and I’ll always love their colorful spines, I’m officially in love with the new covers and their portrayal of Cami Anders.

Why re-vamp the covers so soon after the release of Revived you ask (or didn’t ask)? Well, the simple answer is that the decision to change them has been with me since the release of Crushed, though I didn’t want to change the covers halfway through the series. The original covers were often misinterpreted by just looking at them, especially with an older man (who was portraying Malicevile—Cami’s demon), and people assumed he was the love interest, which is obviously not the case. Also, I believe the new covers better portray the YA Paranormal genre. Plus, now, “These covers are on fiiiiiiirrreeeeee!” (Imagine Alicia Keys singing).

Anyway, I hope you all love the new Demon Within series covers as much as I do! If you’re interested in purchasing a signed paperback with the original covers on them for a discounted price, please feel free to message me at Ginna @ GinnaMoran . com (there are no spaces) or shoot me a message here.

Have a great day!

XOXO,

Ginna

P.S. Tainted and Crushed are still on sale for .99cents! Get your copies today!

TAINTED LINKS: AmazoniTunes, Barnes&Noble, Smashwords, and Kobo.

CRUSHED LINKS: Amazon, Smashwords, iTunes, Barnes&Noble, and Kobo.

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Crushed Excerpt

Now with Crushed released in the world, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite non-spoiler scenes featuring Cami, Cadence, and Evan. The Hunter’s Academy is where hunters go to train in slaying demons, and let’s just say, it’s not your ordinary school. Happy reading!


img_5292“If you two will stand up here, I’d love to demonstrate how to get to know your opponents without any fighting demonstrations,” Hunter Miller says.

Cadence saunters to the front of the room, and Evan casually strolls behind her. Like me, Cadence is in a black dress with combat boots. I’d never have worn this dress to class if I’d been able to change. But Cadence is a different story. She is the fashionista of the hunters and can fight in anything, which is an advantage in my book. Her dark purple hair is braided down her back, with a faux black flower pinned behind her ear. Her honey brown eyes shine bright against the dark contrast of her heavy eyeliner. I bet half the boys in the room have already fantasized about kissing her plum lips.

Evan wears a simple button-down shirt and jeans. His blond hair is neatly brushed out of his aqua eyes. He looks absolutely normal. But behind his eyes and easygoing smile lies a predator most don’t know exists. He’s lethal, strong, and a great fighter. I’m excited to see if the class’s observations about my best friends are correct.

Hunter Miller holds a marker in her hand, ready to write on the whiteboard. “I want everyone to imagine the classroom is an alley in the middle of Los Angeles. It’s dark and you’re alone. At the end of the alley, Hunter Dubois is blocking your path. She’s demon-tainted, and the only way past her is to fight. How do you fight what you’re unsure of? Let’s start with clothing. What does Hunter Dubois’s clothing say about her combat skills?”

A boy with a shaved head raises his hand. I should really learn people’s names if I’m going to fit in. “Yes, Sebastian,” Hunter Miller says.

“Her dress says one of two things. She’s either a demi-demon with the ability to heal quickly, or she is stupid and a terrible fighter.”

Cadence smirks, raising a single eyebrow. Nothing anyone says will get to her. Hunter Miller writes a less offensive description on the board.

“Her combat boots lead me to believe she’s a great kicker,” a red headed girl says.

“Her entire ensemble confuses me,” a boy, whose name I think is Adam, says. “She’s hot and scary. I don’t know what to expect.”

I laugh out loud. Adam shrugs his shoulders, unfazed.

“This is good,” Hunter Miller says. “We all know looks can be deceiving. “Now, Hunter Dubois, can you explain to the class why you have chosen to wear a dress instead of more appropriate hunting attire?”

“Sure. I like to look good while I destroy demons. Just because I’m a hunter, doesn’t mean I have to be a fashion victim. I can fight wearing anything. I’m that good.”


Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed this excerpt from Crushed! You can pick up your copy at all major book retailers.

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Crushed Release Day!

img_5305I’m super excited for the release of Crushed: Demon Within Book Two! In the second installment, Cami finds herself immersed in a world where she doesn’t know who she can trust all while navigating a new world where nothing is what it seems. This book is guaranteed to elicit some strong emotions on Cami’s behalf, and I do hope you enjoy it!

Blurb:

After discovering a life-altering secret that brings her closer to Hell than ever, seventeen-year-old Cami Anders must adjust to a new life full of possibilities she never imagined.

Giving up a life on the run in exchange for protection from the Hunter’s Alliance was an easy decision for Cami to make. Training with the best hunters guarantees that she will soon have the strength to defeat the demon who killed her parents. The only problem? She might not have a chance to reach her full potential as more secrets come to light, threatening to unravel everything she’s fought for.

Finding her life in more danger than ever, Cami makes an unthinkable deal that sends her life spiraling down a path straight toward evil. One wrong step means she could lose not only her life but also her soul. Is Cami strong enough to resist the darkness or is she destined for Hell?

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Destined for Love Q&A and Other Stuff

QANDA

A few people have asked me questions about Destined for Love and a few other novels, and I figured I’d compile them into a blog post for easy finding. If you have any burning questions, feel free to leave a comment, send me a message through my contact page, or reach out to me through one of my social media pages—just don’t call me. I hate talking on the phone. 🙂


1. Why not use Valentine’s Day in Destined for Love?

I had originally considered using Valentine’s Day, but as it turns out, Nadia spent Valentine’s Day with the HPA. I don’t write about holidays in many of my books and never set an actual date for anything to keep the story evergreen and as readable as possible so it never feels outdated. It’s a fantasy world, so I used that to my advantage to create a creature world holiday. To vaguely answer as to when Lovers’ Day is, it would take place sometime between March and April, before the start of Altered to Kill.

2. Will there be more stories from Hunter and Nadia after this?

As far as I know, no. This is the last story that takes place for Nadia and Hunter. Of course, I know never to say never, but at this time, I don’t have anything planned. The rest of my writing year will focus on the Finding Nate series, a few standalone books, a new series, and editing the final spinoff companion series that features Mason Sullivan, Hunter’s brother. I might schedule some time to write a Mira and Nate short story or novella, but nothing is planned at this time.

3. Will Nadia and Hunter meet Mira and Nate?

Without spoiling too much, the simple answer is yes. Their stories take place in the same world within months of each other, so you can expect a run-in or two.

4. What’s with the new enemies in the creature world? Wasn’t the Human Preservation Agency awful enough?

I love blurring and blending the idea of good versus evil in a lot of my novels. In the Destined for Dreams series, you see mostly the good among the creature world, but that’s because the evil that is the HPA outshines all the other stuff. In the Finding Nate series, the darker side of the creature world comes lurking out of the shadows. It all depends on what character you ask and what you define as good and evil. New enemies keep things interesting for me and hopefully you, too.

5. Why aren’t there any vampires or werewolves in your series? They’re the most common creatures in paranormal books.

I thought long and hard about introducing both of those creatures, but ultimately kept them out of the Destined for Dreams and Finding Nate world. It doesn’t mean there aren’t creatures with the specific qualities to be considered a vampire or werewolf, but the creatures would fall under another name.

6. Some of your covers look different. Why did you change them?

You caught me! The covers for Hunter’s Curse, Escaping Fate, and Destined Together have all been changed slightly. I had the model portraying Jacqueline’s hair darkened to better match the Destined for Dreams cover. For Escaping Fate, I had the background fine-tuned to match my vision of what Alyssa Callaghan’s visions look like and opted for an image title to match the other books in the series. Lastly, two of the models on the Destined Together cover have been replaced with different poses of the same model, and Jacqueline’s eyes have been lightened to reflect a color more true to her character. I hope you like them!


That’s all the questions and answers I have for you at this time. I hope you enjoyed reading them, and again, if you have any questions of your own, reach out to me! I love to chat.

XOXO,

Ginna

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Crash Landing by Nikki Godwin Cover Reveal + Giveaway

One of my favorite books of 2015 was Falling from the Sky by Nikki Godwin. It swept me into a world of basketball, carousel rides, boyxboy kisses, and much, much more. When I heard that Nikki decided to write a sequel, titled Crash Landing, I was delighted. I absolutely LOVE the title. It’s the perfect fit for the boys in Bear Creek. To celebrate Crash Landing, I hopped on board for Nikki’s cover reveal and have been sitting on this gorgeous cover for a week. And now, I get to share it with you!


 

This cover reveal was organized by Lola’s Blog Tours.

Crash LandingCrash Landing (Bear Creek #2)
By Nikki Godwin
Genre: LGBT romance
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: Spring 2016

Blurb:
A year after the summer of horse dates and blue rock candy, his summer internship at Dunson Hills Sports Camp brings Ridge McCoy back to Bear Creek. Coaching basketball isn’t the best thing Bear Creek has to offer him, though. His long-distance relationship with Micah isn’t so distant anymore. Ridge is prepared to coach summer basketball, take college courses in the fall, and move in with Micah.

What he hasn’t prepared for is telling his friends and family about his relationship. But when given a serious ultimatum – come out or get out – Ridge crash lands into an unfamiliar world of prejudice and homophobia. With his future career at stake, and at the risk of losing the little bit of family he has left, Ridge has to make a choice, and he isn’t sure if he and Micah can find their way out of this wreckage.

You can find Crash Landing on Goodreads.

Nikki GodwinAbout the Author:
Nikki Godwin is a YA/NA/LGBT author. She can’t live without Mountain Dew, black eyeliner, and music by Hawthorne Heights. When not writing, she internet-stalks her favorite bands and keeps tabs on surf competitions. Her favorite surfer is Gabriel Medina. If you ever get her started on surfing or music, she’ll never shut up. You’ve been warned.

You can find and contact Nikki Godwin here:
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I hope you love Crash Landing’s cover as much as I do! You can read my original review of Falling from the Sky HERE. It includes an author interview with Nikki!

XOXO,

Ginna

 

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Destined for Love First Chapter

I’m so excited for the release of Destined for Love: A Destined for Dreams Novella! This story has been a whirlwind of a ride, and I’ve enjoyed every second of it. I hope you do, too!

To celebrate the release, I’m including a special first chapter excerpt. I have to warn you, though. While Destined for Love can be read as a standalone story, some of the back story contains spoilers to the Destined for Dreams series. So, read at your own risk!

You can pick up your copy of Destined for Love at most online book retailers for only .99 cents!

Links to purchase:

Amazon, Barnes&Noble, iTunes, Kobo, and Smashwords

Now, without further ado, here’s the first chapter for your reading enjoyment.


 

Destined for Love: A Destined for Dreams Novella by Ginna Moran (Young Adult Paranormal Romance)

1. LOVERS’ DAY

 

 

NADIA

Hunter’s warm breath tickles the nape of my neck as he brushes his lips across my skin under the glowing sun of our dream world. I laugh, shifting on his lap, and then I pull away to meet his hazel eyes. They sparkle as light hits them, and I can’t help myself from leaning forward to kiss him again.

“We can stay here all day, you know.” Hunter waves his hand over the luscious grass, and a blanket materializes in front of us. A basket appears next, and then he reaches over and pulls out a foil wrapped box with a bow and lifts the lid, revealing delectable, heart-shaped chocolates drizzled with caramel.

The sugary scent fills the air, and I take a deep breath. “You’re always full of surprises. You’re getting better at controlling our world.”

He wags his eyebrows. “I know you don’t eat, but these are different. They’re made of my dreams.”

I pluck a chocolate from the box and nibble the edge, expecting it to explode into dream dust. Sweetness coats my tongue, and I close my eyes, moaning as I revel in how wonderful this day is starting out to be. “They’re perfect.”

Hunter leans in. “Like you.”

I drape my hands around his neck and kiss him again. I could kiss him forever if the world would stop and allow it.

Joining Hunter in his dreams feels like the only time I get to spend alone with him these days. Now that the council has been reformed with Jacqueline Matthews in charge of monitoring the Human Preservation Agency’s activities, things have gotten a lot less scary in the city. My father even deemed it safe enough for me to get a part-time job at The Haven while I figure out what college I want to go to, and what I want to do with the rest of my life.

The ground beneath us rumbles, like a small earthquake erupts under the grassy knoll in the center this beautiful, vibrant meadow created just for me. Hunter grabs my hands, frowning, and the blue sky above us clouds over before thunder booms. A dark crack fissures the sky, and the world begins to crumble.

“I have to go,” I say, kissing him once more on the cheek. “Someone is knocking at the door.”

I pull out of Hunter’s dream world as darkness consumes it. In a few minutes, he’ll wake up and join me in the real world.

The banging on the door continues, and I slide on my robe and cross our bedroom. There’s only one person who could be on the other side. I grab a small bag off my vanity table with glittery red tissue paper sticking out from it.

I swing open the door and smile. “Happy Lovers’ Day, Lys!”

Alyssa holds a gift-wrapped box in her hands. “I wanted to give you your present before I head out.”

Every year, Alyssa and I exchange gifts on Lovers’ Day, the most romantic day in the creature world. There were never many boys our age in the Creature Council’s compound, so we turned it into a day to celebrate being best friends. Even with Hunter around, I’m glad nothing has changed between us. I think we’re closer than ever.

I hold out the bag. “You already know what I got you.”

She grins. “And I love it!” She shoves the box at me. “Here, open it. You’re going to love it.”

I laugh. Nothing’s ever a secret with a seer as a best friend.

I pluck the bow off the box and stick it to my vanity mirror and then tear the paper off, letting it fall to the floor. I hold the shoe box in my hands and gaze at the drawing of the meadow from Hunter’s dream world. It’s like Alyssa went there herself to capture it in her drawing. It’s so beautiful and perfect that tears line my eyes, and I clutch it to my chest.

Alyssa beams a smile. “Open it already. That’s just a decoration.”

I thumb the lid of the box open and brush my fingers along the beaded bodice of a deep indigo gown that matches the color of my eyes. The airy fabric runs through my fingers as the dress settles back into the box, and I bring my eyes up to Alyssa.

“It’s beautiful, but you went way over budget.” I close the lid of the box and set it on my vanity table.

Hunter moans from behind me, finally waking up, and I peek over my shoulder as he sits up on his elbows.

Alyssa smiles and waves at him before turning her attention back to me. “You’ll need it tonight.”

My brows furrow. “For what?”

She shifts her gaze to Hunter for a split second. “You’ll see.”

We smile at each other for a moment, and then I fling my arms around her shoulders. This year’s Lovers’ Day will without a doubt be better than the last one, seeing that I’m an entirely different person, no longer afraid of the outside world. It’s also the perfect replacement of Valentine’s Day, which Hunter reminded me that we missed while I was imprisoned in the Human Preservation Agency’s termination facility.

Alyssa pulls away. She holds up the simple red bag. “Thanks for the bracelet and candy. I’ll see you at work in a bit.”

“Bye, Alyssa,” Hunter calls out, but she’s already halfway out the door.

I close the door and turn back to face Hunter. He opens his arms, inviting me back to bed, and I glide across the carpet and slide in next to him. He kisses my hair and my temple, and then finally my lips.

I snuggle against his warm chest. “We should get ready. You promised to help my dad this morning before our shift at The Haven.”

He groans. “Let’s call in.”

I shake my head, whipping my pale blond hair across my face. “It’s going to be a busy day. We can’t leave Cian stranded.”

Hunter groans again. “All right, but we’re not staying late. I have plans for us.”

I smirk because Alyssa already hinted about them. “What kind of plans?”

“It’s a surprise.” He pulls me to my feet and laces his fingers around my waist.

I kiss him. “Then we better hurry and get the boring stuff over with.”

 

HUNTER

We enter through the elfin spelled chain-link gate that protects the warehouse from any HPA agents roaming around. Nadia hugs her dad, Dmitri, when she sees him. I always thought coming back to the city would be the worst idea ever until I realized how much both Nadia and I missed it.

We had planned on getting an apartment with Alyssa in the same building as The Haven, but Dmitri surprised Nadia and Alyssa and signed over his house near the city to them. This gave us a place to live, but in a safe neighborhood away from the dangers of the city. Dmitri moved to the compound permanently and lives in an apartment down the hall from Jacqueline. It’s strange, but it works for us. I’ll be forever indebted to Dmitri and the council for giving me the best life I could’ve asked for.

Dmitri pulls away from Nadia and turns to me, drawing me out of my thoughts. “Thanks for coming, Hunter. I need your opinion on a few things.” He pats my back, nudging me to walk with him.

Nadia trails behind us, her feet silent as she glides over the dirt.

“What’s the HPA doing now?” Any time Dmitri or the council needs information, they come to me. I don’t mind, but one of these days I’m afraid they’ll tell me something about my mom or brother. I have no idea what they’re up to, and I’m not even sure if my brother is alive since the last I heard, he was attempting to join the Special Abilities Task Force, a part of the HPA where they alter a person’s DNA to turn them into a weapon. Most volunteers don’t survive. I hope he did. I think about calling my mom sometimes, but I know I never will.

“Nothing crazier than usual, but an agent was caught. I need you to talk to him.” Dmitri holds the door to the warehouse open. “I want you to tell me if you think he’d be useful.”

I don’t move to go in. Instead, I cross my arms. “You want me to do what? I’m a dead man, remember?”

Nadia touches my shoulders. “I don’t like this, Dad. You promised we’d never be involved with council matters. This is more than answering a question or giving insight.”

He presses his lips into a thin line. “Ana is here to assist. The agent won’t remember you. I promise.”

I rub my hand down my chin. “Tell the council not to expect this to be a regular occurrence.”

He nods. “They already know that.”

“Then lead the way.”

Nadia takes my hand, and we follow behind Dmitri into the large living room. Wall-to-wall bookcases line the grand room, and a leather sectional couch faces a flat-screen TV. Tucked in the corner is a formal dining area with a black table and high-back chairs. It’s unchanged since the last time I saw this place. The familiarity of it all is both comforting and disconcerting since I have mixed emotions of the day I said goodbye to the HPA for good.

Dmitri peers around the empty room before motioning us to the stairs where we follow him up two flights to a row of doors in a hallway that looks like a hotel. He unlocks the sixth door on the left and sticks his head inside for a moment before opening it completely.

Fear trails down my back as I imagine facing one of my greatest enemies all over again. I squeeze Nadia’s fingers, and she enters the room before me, dragging me along with her. I draw my eyes from the floor and stare at the guy, who is sitting in a wooden chair with his hands resting on his lap. My fears prove unwarranted because there is nothing scary about this agent. I don’t even know him. His puckered brows and wide eyes are more frightened than menacing, and I bet he thinks he’s about to die.

I want to pity him, but I can’t. He captures creatures all the time and brings them back to the HPA where they meet their end. He almost doesn’t deserve the council’s mercy.

I plop into the chair across from him. “You’re new to the city.”

He doesn’t respond.

I lean forward. “I’d know you if you weren’t. It wasn’t long ago that I was wearing a uniform like that.”

He stiffens. I knew that would get a response out of him.

“But I realized something. The board has it all wrong. Creatures aren’t the dangerous ones. You are.”

The guy’s eyes narrow, and he bares his teeth. “Liar! Traitor! How can you side with the monsters?”

I shake my head. Talking to him was pointless. He doesn’t even want to hear me out. I get off the chair and turn to Dmitri. “This guy is wasting everyone’s time. You should just get rid of him.”

“You’re just like them!” he screams.

I jerk to face him. “It’s better than being like you.”


 

And there you have it! If you prefer to purchase a print edition, you can get an autographed copy through my website here.

XOXO

Ginna

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Altered to Kill Character Bio: Mira Everson

mIRA eVERSON

Name: Mira Everson

Age: 17

Physical features: Blue eyes, long, straight black hair, Five and a half feet tall, full lips, delicate nose.

Style: Sundresses and skinny jeans, usually flip-flops, hoodies with anything.

Favorite activities: Watching sunsets, listening to music, shopping.

Favorite bands: Viral Night Walkers and Starlight Savages—both fictional.

Strengths: Feistiness, motivated, doesn’t give up

Weaknesses: Doesn’t recognize her potential, obsessive, overly focused, impulsiveness.

Quote: “I’m on a mission and some weird snake woman is not going to ruin my road trip. I’ve had enough fighting for my life for one week… ‘You better enjoy your last few minutes!’ I chuck a screw driver at her, and it hits her in the chest. She startles and backs up a few feet.” I chose this quote of Mira’s because it perfectly sums up her personality. She’s more likely to get over her fears quickly and gets angry with whoever tries to make her feel weak. It also captures her determination and resourcefulness.

Fun facts:

  • Mira loves music, a variety, but her favorite is indie rock. It was what made it easier to befriend Liam when she started going out with Nate.
  • Mira’s never been sick, not even with a cold. It’s one of the benefits of being an enchantress.
  • Mira’s enchantress bloodline runs with the Ever Sisterhood. Her great, great grandmother never told her son what she was, and he only had a son, and so on. Mira is the first girl born to the Everson’s (the last of the Ever Enchantresses) in decades.

I hope you’ve enjoyed a deeper look into Mira Everson. I can’t wait for you all to watch her morph and change as the series continues. You can pick up a copy of Altered to Kill here.

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