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Monday 18 January 2016

☀☄ℚ Burning Nights: The Ancient Fire: Kindling Flames [5] - Julie Wetzel

Thank you for joining us for the Release Day Party for Burning Nights, a New Adult Paranormal Romance by (, Crimson Tree Publishing, 202 pages).

This is the five book in the The Ancient Fire: Kindling Flames series.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below, as well as details about the other books in the series and the promotional Q&A with the author.

Author Julie Wetzel will be awarding a $25 Amazon Gift Card (INTL), and a Clean Teen Publishing Mystery prize pack (US only) to a randomly drawn winners via Rafflecopter during the tour.

Synopsis | Teaser | The Series | Author Q&A | About the Author | Giveaway


After a wedding filled with werewolves, fay, and vampires, Vicky is looking forwards to a nice, quiet honeymoon away from the chaos of Darien’s daily life. But nothing is ever simple with an Ancient Vampire around.

When the Vampire Council of Hawaii finds out Darien and his new bride are coming, they are determined to see that Darien is honored properly. But vampire etiquette isn’t for the faint of heart.

The nights could burn when lines are drawn… and Darien finds himself in a turf war he never intended to start.

Teaser: Excerpt

     Swinging his staff, Kusanagi came at Darien with a series of obvious attacks.
     The wood of the staffs cracked together as Darien blocked the assault with ease.
     Kusanagi backed off, giving Darien space, and started circling him again. “I also know that you haven’t fed since before you arrived.”
     Darien raised an eyebrow, but didn’t let down his guard.
     “Oh yes,” Kusanagi said before launching into another bout of hard blows that Darien blocked. Toying with the older vampire, Kusanagi backed off again. “I know everything you’ve done on my island.” He faked an attack that made Darien flinch. Laughing, he spun away and avoided the return swing Darien tried. “Shuri has kept her watchful eye on you since you landed.”
     Darien laughed. “Then you know nothing.” Stepping forwards, he swung his staff at Kusanagi in a series of short, but sharp blows that caught Kusanagi by surprise and drove the man back.
     As Darien attacked, Kusanagi slipped under his pole and jabbed Darien hard in the stomach breaking the man’s forward momentum. A few fancy steps had Kusanagi out of Darien’s reach. “But I do know you’re not good at this.” Sliding his foot forwards, he dropped into a lower stance and came at Darien with a quick line of hard blows.
     Darien caught most of them before they could land, but the last tagged him hard enough in the ribs that he felt bone give. He staggered away as fast as he could and brought his staff up in a defensive position.
     “And I know you can’t use your magic here,” Kusanagi said smugly, resetting himself so his staff was held high. “This room is warded against it.”
     “That’s nice to know,” Darien said as he launched himself into another attack. “But I don’t need magic for this.” Working the pole for all it was worth, he managed to slip under Kusanagi’s staff and catch him in the side with a hard hit.
     Staggering back, Kusanagi grabbed at his side and gave Darien a surprised look before grasping his pole and swinging it down on Darien, driving the less experienced man back. With a skill that Darien could not keep up with, Kusanagi landed blow after painful blow, driving him across the mat. “You’re mine, old man,” he taunted. “And once you’re dead, I’ll drain your human and feed her worthless body to the sharks!”
     Anger filled Darien as he threw himself into the fight. “That human is my wife!” he growled.

Burning Nights
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The Series: The Ancient Fire: Kindling Flames

The Ancient Fire: Kindling Flames is a new adult paranormal romance series that readers will fall in love with.

Gathering Tinder | Flying Sparks | Smoke Rising | Stolen Fire | Granting Wishes |

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Gathering Tinder [1]

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Fresh from college and with no real work experience, Victoria Westernly considers herself lucky to land the coveted position of personal assistant to Darien Ritter, the CEO and owner of a multibillion-dollar company. His busy schedule and eccentric ways are enough to keep her on her toes. But, all is not what it seems when she discovers the handsome man employing her just happens to be the most powerful vampire in the area.

[Published 19 September 2014, 223 pages]

Flying Sparks [2]

When Vicky becomes the target of a serial arsonist plaguing the city, Darien calls on the supernatural community to help. Pulling the creatures of the night together to cooperate on any project is troublesome at the best of times. The fact that the one responsible for the city's woes is a being of fire and magic leads the reluctant groups to a truce that makes Vicky start to think that her job might be a bit more than one normal human can handle.

[Published 3 October 2014, 282 pages]

Smoke Rising [3]

Is there such a thing as a normal life when you live with an ancient vampire and a temperamental hellhound?

Victoria Westernly was just starting to think so. With Samhain just around the corner and the promise of a Halloween Ball, her life was looking good. Even the addition of a new master vampire couldn't bring her down.

When Victoria and Darien become the victims of a series of unfortunate accidents, they know something's up. Where there's smoke, there's fire. But, the question is... who is burning what?

[Published 19 December 2014, 343 pages]

Stolen Fire [4]

Night. A time of quiet, of peace, of rest, and now, a time of terror.

With an uncontrolled vampire plaguing the city, the Vampire Council of Brenton once again calls on Darien Ritter for help.

Overwhelmed with the issues of a new menagerie and plans for his wedding, Darien still manages to step up and answer the call. The only problem is, he suddenly finds himself a little too… human.

[Published 3 March 2015, 261 pages]

Granting Wishes [4.5]

Leprechauns don't exist. Or that's what Cathren has always believed, but a chance encounter changes everything. When she saves a handsome stranger from a nasty electrical shock, not only does he claim to be one, but he also insists on granting her wishes. Now she must decide-- is he insane, or a magical creature of lore? Unsure which is true, she grabs at the first three wishes she can think of: true love, happiness, and waffles. A tall order for most men, but not for Patrick Brogan. With a little persistence and just a touch of magic, anything is possible.

Fans of The Ancient Fire: Kindling Flames-- the best-selling new adult paranormal romance series-- will enjoy this steamy short story that can be read as a stand alone, or as part of the series. While these are brand new characters, you may just see some of your other favorites show up too.

[Published 26 May 2015, 46 pages]

Author Q&A

Without giving too much away, can you tell us what your book is about?
"Burning Night is the fifth instalment of the Ancient Fire Series. In this novel, Darien and Vicky finally tie the knot. For their honeymoon, Darien decides to take Vicky to the Hawaiian Islands for a little alone time. When he fails to follow protocols for a vampire visiting other locations and the Master of Hawaii thinks he’s coming to take over. Now Darien has to do some quick negotiating to ease the tensions before they declare him an enemy and come after him with everything they have."
What was your inspiration to write this book?
"I wanted to take Darien and Vicky out of their comfort zone. The story arch had them getting married, so the next logical step was to take them away on a honeymoon, and what better place to go than a tropical island? Originally I was going to have Darien square off with something from the Hawaiian mythos, but I didn’t know enough about them and the more I learned about the culture, the less I wanted to tangle with their gods. So I picked something that had a reason to be in the islands and found an interesting entity that would help to complicate the plot line. All in all it was a mix of things I knew and things I found running around online."
Why we should read your book?
"Amazing things happen in this novel. A much anticipated wedding with all of the main characters in attendance, Zak shows Darien up at his wedding, and we get to see more of who Darien once was."
Do you have any writing projects you are currently working on?
"At the moment, I have four projects that I am actively working on. Yes, four. I know that sounds like a lot, but I’ve been very scatterbrained lately. I’d picked up my old job for the Christmas season and haven’t been able to concentrate on any one story, so I have been story hopping to the one that grabs ahold of my brain for that day.

In that list is the next of the Kindling Flames books. Flaming Moon. This novel takes a look at what happened in Brenton while Darien and Vicky were gone and how Elliot and Zak handle the building tensions with the werewolves.

The second book I’m working on is the fourth in the Dragons of Eternity series. For the Kingdom of Dragons will be the final book in the main story arch. I intend to tie up all the loose ends from the previous books. You’ll get to find out what happened to each of the couples and they will all come together to help Kyle stop the people killing and stealing dragons.

The third story is a stand-alone book about finding a bride for Death. This has been an ongoing project I’ve been working on for months, but I hope to have it completed within the next year.

The last story is based off a writing prompt from one of the facebook pages I follow. They put up a beautiful picture of a woman that was half skeletal and told us that was the cover for the book and we needed a blurb. I came up with this great idea about a woman accidently signing up as a part time soul reaper. That one has really taken off and I hope to have it ready to present soon. "

About the Author

Originally from Ohio, Julie always dreamed of a job in science. Either shooting for the stars or delving into the mysteries of volcanoes. But, life never leads where you expect. In 2007, she moved to Mississippi to be with her significant other.

Now a mother of a hyperactive red headed boy, what time she's not chasing down dirty socks and unsticking toys from the ceiling is spent crafting worlds readers can get lost it. Julie is a self-proclaimed bibliophile and lover of big words. She likes hiking, frogs, interesting earrings, and a plethora of other fun things.

And with the Kindling Flames series, she is now an Internationally Best-Selling Author.

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