Monday, October 15, 2012

Blog Tour: Guest Post w/ Kathy Kulig + Giveaway!




WELCOME TO THE BLOG, KATHY! :)

Kathy Kulig is the award-winning author of sexy paranormal and contemporary romances. She has published over a dozen novels and novellas and her work has appeared in eBook, print and anthology. Kathy is a science geek by day and writer of erotic fiction at night. Her interest in mythology, quantum physics and the supernatural, and also her extensive background in science, provide inexhaustible material for new projects in the paranormal realms. Besides her career in writing, she’s a cytotechnologist and has worked as a research scientist, medical technologist, dive master and stringer for a newspaper. When she’s not writing or dreaming up her next steamy story, she enjoys traveling, relaxing by the beach with a book, mountain biking, movies and dinners out. She resides in eastern Pennsylvania with her husband and lives in a 100-year-old Victorian home which has a garage built of rejected tombstones.
 
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Crystal Power
By Kathy Kulig


Thanks so much for inviting me to your blog today to talk about crystals and my new release Damned and Defiant from Ellora’s Cave (released 8/15/12). And thanks to the readers for their support and for checking out my books.


In this series, Demons in Exile, I use crystal power in a number of ways. Giant crystals are on the mini-world of Anartia. They transfer energy. They also have the ability to assimilate a mortal into an immortal Drone. These crystals can drain part of the lifeforce energy from a Drone to sustain Anartia, or they can drain all the energy, in effect, killing the Drone.

Another crystal is called the Nebula Stone that all Drones wear. This stone connects the Drone to the energy source on Anartia when they are on Earth. If it vibrates, it means another Drone is close by. If it becomes warm, it means the demoness, their ruler, is summoning them. The Nebula Stone is also the means by which Drones travel through a vortex between Earth and Anartia. I based this stone on a real one: 



And embellished its properties for the sake of the story. It’s said that the nebula stone exudes a soothing energy, enhancing awareness of being. All I can say is it gave me inspiration for my story.

As we have our lifeforce energy, crystals do have specific frequency of energy. When an electric current is passed through them, they vibrate at different frequencies. Many consider the healing property of crystals a pseudoscience. Those in the metaphysical world believe crystals vibrate and resonate with a person’s chakras or energy centers to balance and bring healing and a sense of well-being, or turn negative energy to positive. Crystals may help you stay in tune or alignment with the cosmic force, a harmonic synchronizing. You can select crystals by instinct, going by your impression of one you are immediately drawn too, or asking a salesperson at a New Age store. Search for particular stones for a specific property (calmness, healing, meditation, etc.) You can also do a search for Properties of Crystals and you’ll find a lot of information.


~Kathy Kulig

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Damned and Defiant by Kathy Kulig
Publisher: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc. (August 15, 2012)
Series: Demons in Exile, 3
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Erotica

Mortal women surrender to Dante’s seductions. He is a Drone, an immortal who feeds off their lifeforce energy—the chi that keeps his kind alive. When his dimension is on the edge of destruction, Dante must seek the help of one special woman.

Haley Moore is a Sha Warrior—a mortal with excess lifeforce. She’s always been drawn to Dante. When they meet again he thinks luck is on his side—his quota of chi energy would be obtained after one scorching scene with this mortal. The problem is that he is overwhelmingly attracted to her and once with this woman won’t be enough.

Haley tries to draw out the man buried deep within the demon. Their fierce, undeniable passion unravels his plans and threatens her life. But Dante is destined to leave Earth forever. He must choose whether to return to Prygos or give up his immortality and share his future with Haley.
 

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Damned and Defiant by Kathy Kulig
Excerpt

“You were there that time in the desert when I had sunstroke. Sakari and Brad were there too.”
 
He glanced down at the floor. “Is that what she told you?”
 
“She won’t tell me either way. I keep remembering parts of it. I don’t think it was sunstroke. I don’t remember hiking in the desert that day. Sometimes I see an underground room and feel pain, darkness and you holding me. Maybe it was the heat, but it seems so real.”
 
He raised his eyebrows. “Hmmm. Hallucinations can seem quite real especially when you’re ill.”
 
“I wasn’t ill and it wasn’t a hallucination,” she said. “Something else happened.”
 
He crossed his arms and leaned against the doorframe. “You worry about things that happened months ago?”
 
Anger made her bold. She stepped up to him and placed both hands on his crossed arms. As the dizzy sensation began, she instantly lowered her shroud of white light and her strength returned. “If you won’t tell me about that night. How about you tell me why you’ve never asked me out? We kissed that one time. Things got pretty hot and heavy there and then you stopped. And don’t tell me that was a hallucination. My knee is between your legs and could do some damage right now.” She smiled a little to show she was teasing. She was breathless and her heart thundered while she awaited his response.
 
The side of his mouth quirked in the slightest grin. “I need you here,” his voice was raspy and rumbled through her chest.


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Kathy will be awarding one eBook from her backlist to a randomly drawn commenter at every stop, and two grand prizes: a $20 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour, and a tote bag of books including Something Wicked this Way Comes (an Amazon bestseller with Laurann Dohner, Jaid Black and others and includes my short Tattoo Witch), Dial B for Bondage Anthology with Emerald Dungeon, Desert of the Damned and Damned and Desired print books, a few other surprise goodies to another commenter (US only).
 


 
How to Enter:
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Giveaway/BlogTour ends 10/29--Be sure


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Thanks for stopping by today Kathy---I enjoyed reading your post! :)


I won't be around much this week, but please comment and have fun--I promise, I will be reading your comments even if I don't answer them.




Enjoy!   



Until Next Time,

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16 comments :

  1. Goddess Fish PromotionsOctober 15, 2012 at 3:52 AM

    Thank you for hosting today.

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  2. I don't know anything about crystals, so this was most welcome. The piece pictured is stunning.

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  3. Thanks for the neat post, Kathy! I don't know much about crystals, but admire how lovely they look! That they can have other powers is fascinating! Congrats on the newest release!


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  4. I love crystals, they are lovely and I have a big collection.
    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  5. The excerpt was great!

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  6. What a great explanation of crystal power. I love the excerpt.

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  7. I just got back from Romanticon. Thanks so much for hosting me on your site. :)

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  8. Fascinating post.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  9. Hi Mary, Glad you enjoyed the post.I used that piece as inspiration for my nebula stone in the books.
    Hey Fedora, Thank you. It is an interesting topic, I think.
    That's cool. Rita. I'm sure they're beautiful.
    Amy and J, Thanks so much. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  10. Cool!! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  11. What a wonderful give away, I have really enjoyed all of the Kathy Kulig books I have read, Carin mawmom at gmail dot com

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  12. I'll admit I know nothing about crystals other than some of them are really pretty :) The book sounds really interesting. I love finding ones that are a little different than what I've read before :)

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  13. You're welcome, Arely. Thanks for checking out the post.

    Hi Carin, thank you so much! ;)

    Hi Anna, I have to say, I think this series is different. ;) thanks for your kind words

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  14. Great blog. I'm a big fan of crystals. :)

    And I love the cover of Damned and Defiant!

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  15. Hi Arely, Thanks for stopping by, and you're welcome. I'll be picking a name today for the free ebook. The grand prizes will be during the week 10/29.
    Thanks Carin, I'm so glad you're enjoying my books. BIg hug. :)
    Anna, Thanks for checking out the post. I think crystals and their properties are interesting. I like discovering different books too.
    I used Random.org and it picked Anna@heardingcats. Congrats Anna! Please check out my backlist at www.kathykulig.com and pick a book excluding anthologies and the new release and email me your pick at kathykulig (at) rcn (dot) com.
    Thanks again for hosting me. :)

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  16. Today is the last day of my two month long blog tour. Wow!! This has been so much fun, and those of you who have followed along, read the posts and commented have been amazing. I am so greatful for your support. And a huge thank you to the blog tour hosts and Goddess Fish Blog Tours for setting everything up. I'll be posting this at each stop.
    I've selected the 2 GRAND PRIZES for this full tour (all the blog stops). I used Random.org to select for me to make it as fair as possible.
    For the $20 Gift Card: Congratulations to Rita Wray!! You can chose Amazon, B&N or Ellora's Cave. I'll email you and you can tell me which one.
    For the Tote bag of books and goodies: Congratulations to Mary Preston!! I'll email you too so you can send me your mailing address.
    Again, Thank you all for your support and kind words. I hope you'll check out the Demons in Exile series. Each book is a stand alone book and they've received great reviews. Happy Reading!

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