Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Road To RomCon with Jory Strong + Giveaway

Jory Strong is a 'new to us' author and after drooling over her cover for Inked Magic and the excerpt, we're convinced. If the photo below of Jory skydiving doesn't scream 'AWESOME!' and you're still not interested in checking out her books, we don't know what will.


Meet Jory:
Jory Strong has been writing since childhood and has never outgrown being a daydreamer. When she's not hunched over her computer, lost in the muse and conjuring up new heroes and heroines, she can usually be found reading, riding horses, or walking dogs.

She has won numerous awards for her writing. Jory lives in California with her husband and a menagerie of pets. Visit her website at

Connect with Jory: Author Site | Twitter

RomCon, here I come! And I can hardly wait, which is an amazing thing for a complete introvert to say J

I've done other conventions, and quite honestly, got lost in the crowd and felt totally invisible. Not so with this one. It's a blast with its emphasis on games, speed-dating-like sessions and other interactive events--all of which make meeting people easy, fun and totally natural.

What's not to like about that?

Last year was my first time attending and my thoughts crowd when I consider the question of what I enjoyed most then and what I'm most looking forward to now. But if I had to choose just one thing, it'd be the Quick Draw game (similar to Pictionary). It still puts a smile on my face remembering it, especially having been paired with Deeanne Gist (yes an erotic romance author teamed with one who writes inspirational) because the two of us kicked some Quick Draw butt together and had a lot of fun doing it! I'm ready for a repeat!

This year I'll be bringing lots of books to give away, including copies of Inked Magic, which released in February. Here's a little peek… And by the way, Eamon is an Elven lord, and Etaín, a changeling elf though she doesn't know it. And Cathal, he's the son of a mafia boss.

Eamon took his mouth from hers, but only far enough so their eyes could meet. “Come home with me.”

Not a question. Not really. There was no hint of uncertainty as to what he thought her answer would be.

The call of like to like, the mingling of hot lust and dangerous curiosity tried to drown out any reason that would lead to no, but failed to. She had to finish what she'd started when she pressed her palms to the latest of the Harlequin Rapist's victims.

“I can't.”

Eamon's fingers tightened on her wrists. “Because you intend to go to Cathal? You want him?”

She avoided the first question by answering the second. “You've seen him. What do you think?”

White teeth flashed in the darkness, making her think of a shark in deep waters. “Men don't hold any attraction for me. But I can be flexible in what I
allow of a lover. Of you, Etaín. I can even share if I have to, though I'll never believe you prefer him.”

Heat pulsed through her with his words, coming with the image of lying naked between the two men. She was used to being hit on, but not like this, where the hints of dominance and threat made her hotter. She was open-minded about sex, but had never craved what the fantasy he provoked promised, though she did now.

Eamon laughed softly. “Have I shocked you? Or aroused you?”

Excerpt from Inked Magic ©2012 by Jory Strong


Genre: Paranormal
Length: 384 pages
Publisher: Berkley (February 7,2012)

Skin didn’t lie to her. It was her gift, sometimes her curse. To feel what others felt. To see the things held in their memories…
With the touch of her palms to the skin of a crime victim, San Francisco tattoo artist Etaín can see the faces of the guilty and draw them. Changeling elf but unaware of it, at odds with her police captain father and FBI brother, magic and gift have put her on the path of two compelling men.

Cathal Dunne, the son of an Irish mob boss, needs Etaín’s help finding the rapists who left his cousin for dead. Eamon, a powerful elf lord, is determined to make her his consort-wife.

Her gift once made permanence impossible when it came to a lover. Now as she approaches the transition to fully Elven, her survival depends on keeping two. One of the men is willing to share her. The other isn’t—until the search for a sexual predator turns deadly—and only by paying magic’s price will there be any future at all.
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And now on to the giveaway...Jory is giving away a copy of Inked Magic to one(1) lucky reader. Here's how to get your hands on some sexiness:
  • Leave a meaningful comment for Jory about elves, the mob or anything else. If you're going to RomCon, what are YOU looking forward to?
  • Fill out the rafflecopter form. You must leave a comment. All other entries are optional.
Don't forget to keep up with the Road To RomCon Event and enter for the grand prize here.

A huge thank you to Jory for stopping by the blog and for donating the giveaway copy. All excerpts are copyrighted and owned by the author.

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