Sunday, June 17, 2012

Road To RomCon Event: Hillary Seidl + Giveaway

RomCon was such a blur last year that we vaguely remember meeting Hillary. Today, she is sharing what she's looking forward to in a few days and also an excerpt from her book, Desperate Soul. This year, we are most definitely going to hang with her and get our inappropriate on!


Meet Hillary:
Since Hillary had her first encounter with a ghost at age nine she has been obsessed with all things paranormal. Self proclaimed hot mess and lover of the supernatural. Love and survival is part of her debut novella's Desperate Soul and The Amulet, available now from 5 Prince Publishing. She is happily married to her very own chef and they have two amazing dachsunds who leave happiness and chaos wherever they go. Come by and visit her blog and leave a comment at

Connect with Hillary: Author Site | Twitter

Thank you so much for letting me participate in the Road to RomCon Event! I’m honored to be here!

I’m ecstatic to be attending RomCon 2012 as an author. Last year I attended as a reader and it was my first romance convention. I had a blast. I met one of my favorite authors, Carly Phillips. Meeting her in person was such a wonderful experience. I signed up to be in a buddy group and I lucked out and got Melissa Mayhue. She was so fun to hang with. I may write paranormal contemporary but I love historical romance. With that being said, bring on RomCon 2012!

My very favorite of event was the Chocolate Mangasim. It was way too fun last year so this year I wouldn’t miss it. Naughty games and grown women squealing, do I need to say more? Watch out for Delilah Marvelle, she’s a hostess and she knows how to party!

My schedule is packed this year including, Paranormal Slayers, trivia with Elizabeth Hoyt, Build a Villain (Bwahaha!) and speed dating. I will also be at the Paranormal Peace Dinner and Monte Carlo Casino night! I’m looking forward to meeting new friends and seeing old ones. The romance community inspires awe in me. I love the people and the energy of romance readers and writers. I will be around the hotel and would love to meet you! Find me! I promise to have lots of swag!

In book news, Tortured Soul, is going to be released later this year. It’s the sequel to my paranormal novella Desperate Soul. I love my characters in Grand Rock, CO and I want to give you a taste!

Here is an excerpt from Desperate Soul:
Sighing wistfully, Sia rose and grabbed her empty cup. And to her incredible joy the lunchroom was empty. She poured herself a cup of coffee. She saw something out of the corner of her eye. It was the dark shadow figure. Her hands stilled and her heartbeat increased.

She closed her eyes. This was not happening. It was her imagination. Slowly, she opened her eyes and another shadow darted from right to left.

“No!” she said to the empty room. Forgetting her coffee entirely, she set the cup on the table and walked quickly. She looked back over her shoulder — and ran right into Hailey, sending them both flying. Sia hit the wall, but Hailey landed on her butt hard. “Ooommpphh!”

Sia bent down and offered her a hand. “Oh my God! I’m so sorry!” As much as she thought Hailey was a snooty bitch, she was horrified at actually knocking her down.

Hailey stood up, ignoring Sia’s hand. She flipped her vibrant red hair over her shoulder and starred daggers at Sia. “Ugh! You’re so clumsy!” She tugged her short skirt back down.

Sia’s back straightened at the angry words. “I’m sorry, I didn’t see you.”

Hailey sighed. The annoyance was clear in her eyes. “Yea well, just get out of my way.” Hailey walked by, her shoulder hitting Sia’s as she stormed past.

Sia stood there trying to get a hold of her temper. The anger made her shake.

“What happened?” Delina’s nasally voice shrieked when Hailey went into her office. Both of them stood while a red faced Hailey pointed at Sia. The more Hailey talked the more she got dirty looks from Delina.

It was all that Sia could take.

Sia’s hands clenched at her side while the helplessness and anger boiled inside of her. “I said, I was sorry,” she whispered. Her hair lifted as a great wind came out of nowhere and she watched as a cloudy line went from her through the office.

Sia watched in fascination, and horror, as the wind rose up and blew papers everywhere in Delina’s office. Books flew of the shelf, the chair was knocked over, and Hailey and Delina screamed as the intense wind continued.

Grayson came out of his office. “What’s happening out here?”

Sia’s concentration broke as Grayson ran past her. Delina’s office was now calm. No wind just a few papers settling. Delina and Hailey were standing close to each other, starring at Sia.

“I d-don’t know,” Sia sputtered, still trying to understand what had just happened. As Grayson rushed into the main room, Sia ran back to her desk and yanked the drawer open, quickly grabbed her purse. With everyone yelling and running around, she slipped out of the office quickly and quietly headed for the safest place she could think of.

The library.

At twenty-five it seemed to be, as she feared. She was losing her mind just as her mother had. The hallucinations were getting more intense and soon the darkness would claim her mind, body and soul.

Excerpt from Desperate Soul ©2012 by Hillary Seidl.


Thank you for hosting me today! I would love to give away a digital copy of Desperate Soul. Good luck!

Paranormal hunter Andrew Grant has less than a week to locate a stone and thwart a wizard’s bid for ultimate power.

Sia holds the key to his success, and to his heart.

Only together can they discover love and save the world
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Hillary is giving away an ebook copy of Desperate Soul to one(1) lucky reader. Open internationally. Here's how to enter:
  • Leave a comment for Hillary about RomCon, paranormal books or ghost hunting shows.
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A huge thanks to Hillary for celebrating with us and for donating the giveaway copy of Desperate Soul.

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