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Guest Post & Giveaway: Adrian Phoenix & New Orleans

Happy Mardi Gras ya'll! Gracing the PJV on this day of days is the author of the The Maker's Song series, Adrian Phoenix, with even more (signed) copies of Etched in Bone to giveaway! Ms. Phoenix's characters frolic in and around the Crescent City so it is only fitting that she tells us a little bit about her world...

Paranormal Spring Break – the perfect time to discuss the city that’s nearest and dearest to my paranormal fantasies—New Orleans. If a person can have a soul mate, then I believe they can have a soul city, a place that whispers home. N’awlins is my soul city.

And it’s also the city that beautiful and badass Dante Baptiste calls home in The Maker’s Song books.

Dante’s New Orleans (and the city his love Heather is now calling home as well) is a little different from the New Orleans we know, but not by much.

Dante and Heather’s New Orleans pulses with an earthy and passionate rhythm, a city brimming with heart and shadows and dark possibilities. Anything can happen here. Nightkind in the French Quarter, moshing with mortals in Club Hell. A riverboat casino packed with glittering unearthly vampires (nightkind) who watch with hungry gazes as mortals gamble away much more than just money. And perched on top of tombs in the cities of the dead, fallen angels warble haunting songs into the night and searching for the next creawdwr, the only being who can restore a fading Gehenna and weave order out of chaos, a being that hasn’t existed for over two thousand years.

The first time I traveled to New Orleans, I scoured the French Quarter for the perfect place for Dante’s nightspot—Club Hell. Bourbon Street was too frenetic, too jam-packed with happy drunks, way too bright and shrill for a vampire. Royal Street was too high-end and neat, especially compared to the bead, spilled beer, and vomit-strewn pavement of Bourbon Street, and too touristy.

French Quarter near Jackson Square
I finally stumbled across the perfect spot on St. Peter Street. A little distant from the madness on Bourbon and a tad shabby, dark. A few blocks down was Jackson Square with the Saint Louis Cathedral. Perfect.

I could just picture Club Hell on St. Peter as I studied the buildings with their wrought iron balconies and green shutters and long shadows.

My most recent trip to New Orleans was during Halloween—an awesome three-day event in that city!—and promptly returned to St. Peter. Still shabby and dark and full of long shadows. Still perfect. As I take the usual tours (again) and always imagine Dante doing the same and the amusement he must feel during the vampire tour. I look at a riverboat and imagine Guy Mauvais and his nightkind household gliding along its deck.

A paddle boat on the Mississippi River, Crescent
City Connection in the background (New Orleans)
I love visiting New Orleans and hope to live there one day, but I also hope to cross a street there one day—maybe St. Peter—and realize that I’ve walked into Dante and Heather’s New Orleans, a city of mystery and endless possibilities.
ETCHED IN BONE is book 4 of The Maker's Song Series.

To celebrate the release of Etched in Bone, book four of The Maker’s Song,we’re giving away signed copies.

You can read a chapter from the book that started it all. Here’s a link to a sample chapter of A Rush of Wings.

With Book Four, Etched in Bone, Dante faces his destiny and searches for a way to accept it on his own terms. To make his life, his own, at long last, and with Heather at his side. The former FBI agent is more than his partner and lover, she is also his anchor, his beacon, guiding him back from the edge of madness when his shattered past rises up and swallows him. But in Heather’s human family awaits an unexpected enemy. One who could force Dante to choose his darkest destiny—as the Great Destroyer.

You can read a chapter from the book that started it all. Here’s a link to a sample chapter of A Rush of Wings.

With Book Four, Etched in Bone, Dante faces his destiny and searches for a way to accept it on his own terms. To make his life, his own, at long last, and with Heather at his side. The former FBI agent is more than his partner and lover, she is also his anchor, his beacon, guiding him back from the edge of madness when his shattered past rises up and swallows him. But in Heather’s human family awaits an unexpected enemy. One who could force Dante to choose his darkest destiny—as the Great Destroyer.

Here’s a link to the first two chapters of Etched in Bone.

Etched in Bone is also a featured read for March on’s Paranormal and Urban Fantasy Book Club – which I’m very excited about.

Thanks so much for having me and now it’s time to kick back under the moonlight with a Bloody Mary and eye the spring break partying nightkind. ;)

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A Rush of Wings: Book One of The Maker's SongIn the Blood: Book Two of the Maker's SongBeneath the Skin: Book Three of The Maker's Song

Contest Deets TWO WINNERS:
Two (2) winners will receive a SIGNED copy of ETCHED IN BONE by Adrian Phoenix

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Robin K said...

Would love to be entered! I am a follower and tweeted the contest.

robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

Amateur Voice said...

Happy Mardi Gras to you to Para! Awesome contest. I'd love to enter. :)


Bethany C. said...

Thanks for another great giveaway- I'd love to win Etched In Bone!


Sara M said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Count me in!

Sara M
sara_UFblog [at] yahoo [dot] com

Kristen - Seeing Night said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I love this series!

tetewa said...

I'm a follower, count me in!

Bethie said...

Happy Fat Tuesday!!
I follow on GFC

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

bat_lady said...

I don't remember tearing up that much during the first three books, but reading Adrian's description of her N'awlins alone gets me choked up!
There is nothing she describes that does not make you want to experience it for yourself, see it with you own eyes, feel it, smell it, hear it, taste it (and in her books she refers to all senses)!!!
I love her work more every day!
The beauty and suspense of her stories do not only feed your soul but capture your heart - FOREVER!!
Thank you, Adrian, for enriching my life!!
Love, Kerstin ^o^

Judy said...

Happy Mardi Gras from South Louisiana. I wish I was at the parade today, too worried about the weather :( Your books look fantastic!!!


Tore said...

I am a follower and email subscriber. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read the book.

Shadow Girl said...

Thank you for this great giveaway!!!:)
I am a follower:)

Shadow Girl

LilFrig said...

Adrian, you could tell us stuff everyday and we still would have to much to learn about you and your series. YOU ROCK!


Anne said...

I would love to be in New Orleans for Mardi Gras. I've been once, not for Mardi Gras (with my mother, how much can you do when she's with you?!?!)

Love the series, Adrian.

Vivien said...

Happy Mardi Gras! Great giveaway.

deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to go to Mardi Gras, always wanted to go to New Orleans. I'm a follower & retweeted about the giveaway.

Stephanie M. Lorée said...

This March series has been amazing. Thanks so much for doing this!

stephanie AT stephaniemloree DOT com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the contest...Love the books!!

Laissez les bon temps rouler!

Aanchal @ Book Flame said...

Thanks for the giveaway would love to get my hands on this!

BLHmistress said...

I love New Orleans and hope someday to make it there , my dream is to make it to Mardi Gras


BLHmistress said...

I tweeted!/BookLovershaway/status/45242760319606785

Kelsey said...

Great giveaway! Thanks!!

Kelsey O.
kopsahl48 AT gmail DOT com

donnas said...

Sounds great. Thanks for the chance!

bacchus76 at myself dot com

afstone3 said...

Wonderful look into Dante's world. I had the pleasure of getting a peak into what Adrian saw on St. Peters when we were there last Halloween and enjoyed it so much going back this year.
Thank you Parajunkie's for having our fearless leader as your guest we think her and her books are amazing.
Please do not enter me in the contest.

meggerfly said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

meggerfly said...

Shared on FB

heatwave16 said...

I would love to get a chance to visit New Orleans. I've never been.


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Barbara E. said...

I'm looking forward to getting started on the Maker's Song series, I've always enjoyed books set in New Orleans.

Barbed1951 at aol dot com

Adrian said...

Thanks, Annette! And thanks to everyone else for their support. I truly appreciate it.

Happy Mardi Gras, y'all!

justpeachy36 said...

I haven't read anything by this author, though I think her writing looks amazing and I can't wait to get started.

rachel said...

Just read the first 2 chapters. I am always looking for new paranormal and this series has drawn me in with just a few pages! Can't wait to read more:-)

Sharon S. said...

I have heard so much about this series. I want to try it!

She said...

Etched in Bone sounds good. I will have to visit New Orleans one day. Sounds like the perfect place for a vampire series.

Natasha said...

I'm too cool for Twitter. Not really.

bookluvrmindy said...

I tweeted about it! I listed Paranormal Spring Break on my blog side bar. Find me on twitter @bookluvrmindy and on my blog at

jmspettoli said...

Awesome post! Thanks for the giveaway!

spettolij AT gmail DOT com

jmspettoli said...


spettolij AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

I love NOLa and can't imagine how I've missed these books so far. I definitely want to start this series!

islandgirl3374 @ yahoo dot com

Danielle Gorman said...

I would love to win a copy of this book. Really looking forward to reading it. Thanks for the giveaway.

Lora1967 said...

I would love to win this book because i have read the blub on this and it soundslike a great story.

Lora1967 said...

I tweeted your contest!/Lora1967/status/52444416006299648

Amosette said...

I am out of new books to read and this one sounds good please enter me!!
thanks julie

Amosette said...

+1 tweeted!/officiallyjewel/status/52778671450234880
thanks julie

Julie S said...

Count me in the giveaway.

Pam S said...

Thanks for another chance to win! really enjoying the series so far - can't get enough of Dante ;).

pams00 @

Pam S said...

tweeted -!/pams00/status/54209260116123648

mbreakfield said...

Please enter me in the giveaway.

mbreakfield said...


FurryReaders said...

Signed copy, awesome giveaway! Fingers crossed for this one.


FurryReaders said...

Shared on Facebook


Stacy (Urban Fantasy Investigations) said...

love this series


Cathie said...

I'd love to add this to my collection!

Cathie said...


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