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Fresh Pick | SIREN SONG by Cat Adams
Fresh Pick / December 23, 2010

Blood Singer #2 October 2010 On Sale: September 28, 2010 Featuring: Bruno DeLuca; Celia Graves 384 pages ISBN: 0765324954 EAN: 9780765324955 Paperback $14.99 Add to Wish List Fantasy Urban, Romance Paranormal Buy at A Fresh Fiction 2010 Favorite Read. Siren Song by Cat Adams Nothing if not resilient, Celia Graves is slowly adjusting to being a half-human, half-vampire Abomination. But her troubles are far from over. Her best friend’s murder is still unsolved, the cops are convinced she should be in jail, and her old lover, the magician Bruno DeLuca, has resurfaced in her life, saying he has something important to tell her. The vampire attack that transformed Celia kicked her latent Siren abilities into high gear, and now she’s been summoned to the Sirens’ island to justify her existence—and possibly fight for her life—in front of the Siren Queen. Celia isn’t sure she’ll survive to make the trip. The demon she defeated in Blood Song hasn’t exactly gone quietly—he’s left Celia suffering from a powerful curse. Celia Graves on a second, exciting urban fantasy adventure Excerpt The limo was long and sleek, an extended number in gleaming white, polished to a shine that was almost blinding under the bright lights outside the…

Kaily Hart | How Do You Like Your…Heroines?
Author Guest / December 23, 2010

There’s always a lot of discussion about heroes in romantic and erotic fiction. In many ways, it really is all about him, right? As readers, we need to find him likeable, redeemable (if he’s bad and I usually hope he is) and HOT. At the end of the day, we have to fall a little (or a lot!) in love with him. But what about the heroine? What about her? What kind of heroines do readers relate to because if a reader doesn’t relate to the heroine or her plight, the whole story falls apart. I think about this quite a bit and I spend a lot of time on developing what I call a “character map” for my heroines. I want my readers to really connect with them on some level, but I don’t aim to write perfect characters. That would be boring. I want them to be real and that means having quirks and faults and of course, room to grow. I feel as if the reader needs to get invested in their journey. It’s why I might throw in an embarrassing moment for my heroine, a mistake that you or I could make, a fear we might…