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Guest Post: Emily Ryan-Davis + Giveaway

Sep 20, 2010

Excitement! Breathlessness! Exclamation points!

Hi, readers of Jo Jo’s book reviews blog! I’m here this week to talk about my audio books, one currently available and its sequel scheduled to release Tuesday, September 21. Jo Jo had opportunity to listen to MATING CALL and I certainly hope she enjoyed it enough that she’s not embarrassed by my presence here today. ;)

Since book two (DRAGON DANCE) is becoming available soon, I’m going to refrain from talking about either title singularly and instead focus on the experience of hearing my stories instead of reading my stories.

Listening to MATING CALL and DRAGON DANCE…wow, what an experience. I blushed, I patted myself on the back, and I even found my stomach churning during moments of high tension. Hearing the narrator deliver my words with inflection and punctuation, the rise and fall of her voice, her hissing syllables whenever my characters hissed—I at times felt like I was walking through the world (possibly because I was working out on a treadmill while listening) instead of sitting and experiencing.

If you’ve ever listened to a well-acted audio book, you know what I mean: you can hear and see and practically touch what’s going on. A well-written book provides the same experience, but somehow hearing a story in a strong, enthusiastic voice changes it a little. I almost never blush when my characters are getting naked on the page, but my cheeks were flaming as they got naked in my ears. What an experience, feeling like I could actually reach out and touch Salim’s bare chest. ;) Definitely an experience I want to repeat.

-MATING CALL is the first of a paranormal romance serial trilogy crammed full of dragons both solid and ephemeral. Books two and three, DRAGON DANCE and DRAGON BOUND, will be releasing in September and November of this year (don't forget Tuesdays are discount days at AudioMinx).

Mating Call
by Emily Ryan-Davis
Dragon Queen: Book One

Cora Phillips has witchcraft in her blood, but she's convinced she inherited the recessive rather than the dominant trait. Her mother and sister are the real heiresses to the Lune tradition; Cora has neither the interest nor the inclination to take up the Dragonkeeper mantle. Years ago, she left the New York City Witch lifestyle to the other women in her family, and said goodbye to all the velvet and lace. However, during a moment of insomnia-induced insanity, she agrees to come back to celebrate Christmas/Winter Solstice with her family.

It comes as a shock to all three women when Cora, through clumsy fumblings to "get in touch with her goddess" at her sister's urging, calls a pair of ancient dragons into her meditation circle.

Cora swears it's a mistake. Her mother swears it's the correct course of events. Eventually, every Dragonkeeper issues the call to mate. Problem is, nobody expected Cora to summon even a single dragon, let alone two.

Before long, the dragons' guardians come knocking, literally, and ruin any hope of politely apologizing and returning the creatures.

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Dragon Dance
by Emily Ryan-Davis
Dragon Queen: Book Two

Self-preservation, not cowardice, drove Cora Phillips to run from the supernatural intrigues surrounding Salim Aridi, Greg Cho, and their respective dragon aspects. She spent a year rebuilding a sense of normalcy, and she learned to cope with the risidual nightmares that followed her brief collision with modern myth.

The moment Salim loses control, however, the dragons demonstrate just how meaningless human distance really is and return to remind Cora that dragon ties are not so easily broken.

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Emily Ryan-Davis writes for Ellora's Cave, Liquid Silver Books and Freya's Bower. News of projects, releases and blog appearances can be found at MATING CALL, DRAGON DANCE and DRAGON BOUND are currently available in electronic and print format at Freya's Bower.

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But enough about me! If you’re interested in a chance to win a download of the MATING CALL audio, leave a comment + a way to contact you letting me know whether you’re a blusher when you listen to a love scene, or whether it doesn’t phase you at all. I’m dying to know if I’m the only one!

Ends Sept 26

10 Hottie Follwers Thoughts:

Danielle September 20, 2010 at 11:08 AM  

If the book is really hot and well written I'll definitely blush. I enjoyed hearing about your books and look forward to reading or listening to one.

romancebookjunkiesdanielle at yahoo dot com

Jessica September 20, 2010 at 11:58 AM  

I'm not sure if I blush, but my cheeks and ears do get warm. Your books sound great!


Victoria September 20, 2010 at 1:04 PM  

I have to really careful with books like this around my husband. He wonders what's going on if you know what I mean.

RG Alexander September 20, 2010 at 11:07 PM  

I'm a big blusher. :)
*waves hi*

SiNn September 20, 2010 at 11:12 PM  

depends sometimes i am some times im not if its really super hot scene then yeah ill blush

SiNn September 20, 2010 at 11:16 PM  

forgot to leave my email

Beverly September 21, 2010 at 1:03 AM  

Thanks for hosting - please enter me - I am a follower!

yllektra (force-oblique) September 21, 2010 at 7:57 AM  

Hehe, as my parents don't speak English, I am not shy at all. I have no problem listening to such scenes... In fact I already have rotfl!!

Please enter me in the contest! :)


Anonymous,  September 21, 2010 at 3:16 PM  

Doesn't phase me at all.

Kasumi September 21, 2010 at 4:26 PM  

Ylectra, I think if your parents don't speaking english is not a big problem in some scenes if they are very well readed...

And I'm definetly with the blusher team...


Thanks for the chance!

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