Friday, March 4, 2011




Hooray! My novella,  HEY YOU,  in the Run Devil Run series with Decadent Publishing has finally been released! It's been a long road to get here, but well worth the trip!

What's so special about it? Seriously, who wouldn't want to take a literary road trip with four hot men and a rock band? Well...okay...I didn't exactly travel with them. In my overactive imagination I did, though. And...well...the books in the series aren't about the boys exactly...but they modeled for us and provided us with plenty of inspiration and some amazing covers! 

HOW'S THIS FOR INSPIRATION?


Run Devil Run is a popular rock band based in Los Angeles. The guys were happy to lend their faces and talent to Decadent Publishing. Trust me, it wasn't a hardship on our part to make this happen!  (oh, and my cover features the uber-sexy Jackie Joyride ~ I think I did okay, don't you?)

 The books in the series are all paranormal, with Hey You probably the darkest of the bunch. As Heather Bennett, co-owner of Decadent Publishing said, "Paranormal romance lends itself easily to the Rock vibe.” After reading the other books released in the series, I couldn't agree more.  

What's Hey You about?   

Playing by the rulesCara spent her entire life doing just that—dutiful daughter, stellar student, responsible adult…in a word…nerd. Not that she had much choice. The Society, a secret moral social order she’d been born into, had one motivating tool in its arsenal to ensure members didn’t succumb to temptation and break any of its laws...

The Watcher A demon whose sole mission consisted of waiting for his watch to break the rules—and bring them to...

The Dark Marek sucked at his job. Not only did he hate being a Watcher, but he’d fallen in love with his watch, Cara, placing his eternal soul in peril. Only able to protect her in her dreams, when she reaches a crossroad in her life that puts her mortality in jeopardy, they have to decide who will give the greater gift.

Will Cara sacrifice her mortality for Marek’s love…or will he sacrifice his soul to save her life?   Read an excerpt 

 I'm going to do TWO things to put some Run Devil Run awesomeness in your hands because I think you're going to love this these stories and this band as much as I do!  

 

1.  Leave a comment on this blog. I'll pick one random commenter here to win a free download of Hey You. Winner will be announced here and by email (if you leave one) on March 26th.

2.  Want to win the GRAND PRIZE?  Buy a copy of Hey You from Decadent Publishing by March 25th. When you purchase your book, you will also receive a free download of the song "Hey You" by Run Devil Run. You'll be sending a print screen file as proof of purchase to Decadent Publishing in order to receive the download. So ~ send a print screen file to me as well, confirming your purchase of my book. Send it to valeriemann09@yahoo.com  I will announce the winner on my blog, Facebook and Twitter on March 26th. 

      What will the LUCKY WINNER win? A basket full of goodies, including Run Devil Run autographed swag like their latest CD. I'll also throw in a copy of the Run Devil Run anthology print book, goodies from all of the RDR anthology authors, and decadent edibles (chocolate comes to mind). So....follow #2 to the LETTER and I'll enter you in the big drawing. Good luck!!

 

Valerie Mann

 

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17 comments:

Maureen said...

Such a wonderful idea, all of the stories! I need to scurry over to Decadent and get the book! Congrats on the release, Val!

Kate Richards said...

Congrats on your release! I have read this book and can recommend it highly.

Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...

Huge Congrats, Valerie. What a great story! Hot! Hot! Hot!

Have fun today.

Thanks for visiting.

Deena said...

Hey Val! Hey You! OK, I couldn't stop myself. lol I love the idea of a secret society and a WATCHER. It has yummy written all over it. Congrats on the release! Can't wait to read HEY YOU and meet the guys in person at RT. Good times are here to stay...
Hugs,
Deena

Valerie Mann said...

Thanks, ladies! And thanks again to Kathleen for lending bloggity space for me to promote!

Dominique Eastwick said...

VAl you are a rock star yourself I can not wait to read this one :)

Redameter said...

Val looks like you are off to a good start with all the gusto to go with it. Good luck on your sales and I know you will do well.

Love and blessings
Rita

The Sweater Curse said...

Congratulations, Valerie

Gracen Miller said...

I love the theme of these books and I need to add them to my collection! Love the hot guys on the covers too. =D

All the best of success, Val!

Huggles,
Gracen

Decadent Publishing said...

Love this book, love this author, and the music rocks. NO ONE can go wrong with this purchase. A great way to spend your pin money this weekend!

JM said...

Great excerpt! Your hero sounds darkly delicious. Another one for my TBR.

Becca Dale said...

Marek is so sexy. Congrats on your release, Val. This is a winner all the way.

Hales said...

gonna go buy it in a few!!! Congrats whooot!

Mari Freeman said...

Congratz, Val! Can't wait to read this one...
and rock out with you and the band in LA!

Stephanie Williams said...

CONGRATS VAL! Looking forward to reading this and all your other upcoming works! :)

Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...

It was a pleasure to have you as my guest today, Valerie. All the best with your release!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by.

Fabian Black said...

It sounds like a great story. Wish you all the very best with it!

Libby