Beastly Curse by Selene Drake – Blog Tour with Author Interview


Title: Beastly Curse
Author: Selene Drake
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: January 30, 2020
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Love was never meant for a man like me until she stumbles into my forest. Isabella Rose, with her jet black hair, mahogany skin, and intoxicating scent, called to me from miles away.

Blade is a beast of a man, a towering presence, a chiseled body, sharp fangs, and he runs with a pack of wolves. Wolves, my father, killed. And I’m willing to trade my life for his.

My Bella…My Enemy…Our Love.

Is it possible that she’s the one to break the curse? That she can feel anything, other than fear, for a man like me?

But the moment I sense enemies lurking to reclaim my Bella, our differences don’t matter because there’s no way I’ll let them harm her. And I’m prepared to fight, hoping the solution isn’t to let her return to the real world leaving me to remain a beast forever.




Tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m married (20+ years) to my high school sweetheart. We have three adult children and live in Texas. I love to read, quilt, and knit.

What inspired you to write your first book?
A dare. I dared myself to write a book during NaNoWriMo. That was over ten years ago. But when our youngest graduated last year I knew it was time to give my books a fair shot.

How did you come up with the title of your book?
I always through I’d write contemporary romance. But I have a thing for Beauty and the Beast. I thought why not start with a story I love and add my love for romance with the dark edge of the curse lingering over “Beast’s” head. Beastly Curse had a ring to it and most people get it before reading the description. 

Describe your main character in five words.
Dark. Driven. Broken. Passionate. Loyal. 

What was one of the most surprising things you learned in writing your new release?
I learned about laws to protect wolves. I didn’t realize it was such a hot topic. But yeah, I know a lot about wolves now. I think I need to write an entire werewolf series with all the information I learned. 

Have you ever done anything strange or weird in the name of research?
OMG…yes. Not for this book but another one. I went to the Mob Museum in Las Vegas and spent six hours there researching. I even tasted four types of moonshine. I had a blast!

How long does it take you to write a book?
A few months of focused writing time. But I “dated” the characters, outlined and researched for almost a year.

Can you share a little of your current work with us?
It’s rough…but I think you’ll enjoy it. Its call Forbidden and releases in March 2020. 

Obasi… I call spirit to spirit, holding the edge of my desk as the pain intensifies. The vision of metal piercing his flesh almost brings me to my knees. “Urgh…Taye!”
I remove my tie, kicking off my shoes beneath the desk. I’ve ruined more suits than I care to count during the passage, I’ll need them for when I return. I glance over to see Taye standing in the doorway within seconds. He assesses my state and hits the activation button beneath the ledge of the windowpane that faces out towards the hallway. A soundproof panel lowers and latches close.
I drag to my feet tossing my jacket to my desk and pushing my pants off. I undress down to my underclothes. The Dakexon Kingdom is fighting to protect its land and my protector needs me. My body anticipates the shift as adrenaline surges through my veins. It’s kills the pain like morphine. My body jerks back and forth until I fall on all fours.
Taye walks further into my office as the surface of the painting glows to life. I crawl several steps when another piercing stab goes through my shoulder. I buckle groaning in pain.
“Asaad crossover. Cross.”
I focus on the light. It hurts like hell, but war brings casualties and injuries. Hold on my friend, I ignore the pain and concentrate on passing through the portal.
“Godspeed.”

What is your work schedule like when you’re writing?
I’m a binge writer. I push through my first draft in about ten to fourteen days. Then I take my time editing. For those writing days I write all day, literally. Sometimes ten to twelve hours.

But I have some strict guidelines, I have to rest. I get a full night’s sleep and I take an afternoon nap. I wake up at two in the morning to flesh out my outline for the day. I workout around six in the morning and by eight I’m in full writing mode. 

Do you have any writing rituals?
No. Not really. Other than music. I usually listen to one song on repeat for the entire book. It drives my family nuts, so my husband bought me some fancy headphones. lol

What book are you reading now?
I read by mood but try to read at least an hour a day.

Elite Supernatural Trackers by Heather Renee,
Back to You by Bella Fontaine, and
Atomic Habits by James Clear 

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
I love fairytales. But this isn’t a fairytale made for kids. 😉 

Beastly Curse pays homage to my favorite love story with a little more grit, passion, and characters you’ll recognize. It requires a suspension of reality but not so much that you can’t see yourself in this story…in this world.

I hope you’ll grab a copy and tell your reading friends about it. 

Random Questions:

What’s in your fridge right now? Cake and ice cream. We celebrated three birthdays and our anniversary in one week. 

What song do you sing at the top of your voice every time you hear it? Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars. 

Other than writing, what special or unusual talent(s) do you have? I quilt. 

Where did you last go on holiday? South Beach in Miami, FL.

If you could be transported to any era, where would you go and why? OMG…that’s hard. I’m okay with this time and now. I can’t imagine my life without my modern toys. ☺ 

If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be? Rise of a Phoenix. Life is about rebirth and enjoying the process.



Selene Drake writes romantic adult fairy tales laced with love, legacy, fate, and undeniable passion. Her novels feature culturally diverse characters and she hopes to renew or deepen your love for magic, shifters, and romantic imagination.

Selene resides deep in the heart of Texas with her adult children near and her demanding dog at her feet.

Learn more at www.selenedrake.com



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Hearts Eclipsed by L.C. Son – Release Blitz

One Woman. Two Men. Three Hearts
Author: L.C. Son
Title: Hearts Eclipsed
Series: Beautiful Nightmare #2 (Stand Alone)
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy Romance
Cover Designer: RMGraphX
One Woman. Two Men. Three Hearts.

A tale of two suitors.


Hearts Eclipsed is a Beautiful Nightmare Companion Novel chronicling the downfall of Damina Nicaud’s love to one man and the rising of another. Narrated by both Jackson Nash and Dalcour Marchand, see the story unfold from their eyes.

As Jackson grapples with losing the love of his life, he must overcome a dark family history and fears far worse than death in an effort to reclaim his lost love and stake his claim as the Prime Alpha he is meant to become.

Meanwhile, Dalcour races against a deadly deadline only to be caught off guard by a love that awakens the most dormant parts of his dark soul, bringing back a light he never thought he’d see. Betrayal and bloody contentions against vampire Scourges and Skull Wolves will ensue, but both men will soon discover their fight has only begun.

*Hearts Eclipsed is a standalone companion novel of Beautiful Nightmare (Book One). To ensure a pleasurable reading experience, be sure to read Beautiful Nightmare (Book One) FIRST. Hearts Eclipsed chronicles the events of Beautiful Nightmare from Jackson and Dalcour’s perspective. It is not a retelling of the first book in the series, but assumes the reader understands nomenclature from the first book.
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I Give You Eternity by Agata Suchoka – Series Blitz

Author Name: Agata Suchoka
Series: I Give You Eternity
Publisher: CK Printworks
Genre: Paranormal Romance
“If you love Anne Rice’s vampire novels, then you’ll love Agata Suchocka’s as well.”
Book 1 is currently available for free!
Armagnac Jardineux, the son of a Louisiana planter family, travels to Europe to study and sample all the pleasures that the Old World has to offer. The Civil War begins back home, separating him from his family and their money. Soon, both are gone. Left alone in London, he drowns his despair in alcohol. The only thing he can do well enough to make a living is play the piano. That is when he meets a young violinist named Lothar Mintze, and his patron, Lord Huntington. The young musicians find themselves dragged straight from the gutter into the tea parties of London’s high society, where they soon begin to appreciate the crowds of admirers, and all the corporeal pleasures that London has to offer.
Still, Armagnac finds himself unable to truly enjoy their new-found fame, when he discovers a mystery of the past which binds his grandmother, Blanche Avoy, to Lord Huntington. Could it be possible that the man she describes in her diary is the same man who has become such a blessing and a curse to her grandson, decades later? What mystery bound their families together so long ago? Will Armagnac be able to free himself from Huntington and his friends once he discovers the truth of their secret?
Be sure to check out the entire series today.
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