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Friday, December 7, 2012

Megan D. Martin on her RELEASE & a GIVEAWAY!


Greeting, folks! To get your mind off Christmas shopping, the fabulous Megan D. Martin is here with us to blog about her road to publication.

Megan, take it away... ;)

Hi Carmen! Thanks for having me. I am happy to announce that today is the release day of my debut novella, Forbidden Angel!

To commemorate this special day I’m going to tell about my journey to becoming a published author. I’ve always wanted to be a writer. When I was younger I quickly found writing to be that special something that I was good at, though when I talked about becoming published, most people rolled their eyes; always acting like it was a very far-fetched idea. There were times that I also embraced thoughts like these. It’s a known fact that one doesn’t make it in this industry without a series of slaps from a critique partner or an inbox full of rejection letters. I didn’t let it get me down though and as it turns out, I ended up getting the contract from Breathless at a time when I wasn’t actually searching for a publisher. Breathless Press offered an opportunity to send in one page of your ms to be edited. If the editor was intrigued with the story they could ask to see the entire work. I sent in Forbidden Angel on a lark and ended up landing the contract. I was very pleased and more excited than you know.

Overall, the journey of writing Forbidden Angel, going through the editing process, and being published has been a wonderful experience, one I hope to repeat many times. It was proof to me, that hard work will always (eventually) yield positive results. Every rejection is just another chance to improve before sending it out again—a chance to become a better writer.  

Forbidden Angel
Timeless-Historical Romance


Blurb:

When captured by the Nazi's, Sarah finds herself in a concentration camp that not only brings her closer to death...but closer to love.

Sarah Brenner, a young Jewish woman, is terrified when she finds herself in the heat of a railcar bound for a work camp in Nazi Germany. For years she, along with her mother and sister, had hidden from the SS, but no one could hide forever. Her hatred for those who have enslaved them is ever-growing, especially when they arrive and she encounters the shockingly handsome Nazi doctor who can’t seem to keep his eyes—or hands—off her.

Aurel Rothstein is not your everyday concentration camp physician. The endless prisoners and lack of care he's allowed to give have made him numb to the work he so coveted. It isn’t until he comes face to face with a beautiful prisoner that his heart becomes involved with his job—a forbidden and fatal move to any Nazi.

When a vile soldier takes direct interest in Sarah, she will be forced to make a choice that will change her life forever: ignore the pull toward the handsome doctor or give in to the forbidden passion he awakens with only a look. Either way they both risk everything...

Excerpt:

The doctor was kissing her. She was kissing him back. Sarah had been afraid when he'd carried her to his office. The word "experimentation" terrified her, but he did nothing of the sort. He'd actually fed her and given her some water. He even made her something to take back to her family. He was being so kind, and when his gaze smoldered and he said something about inspecting her body, she'd easily melted for him.

 

There was something wrong with her. She shouldn't be feeling this way, but the moment his rough hands caressed her achy back, she was lost to her nerve endings. Never before had she felt such desire from the mere brush of fingertips against her skin. The pain in her back immediately ceased, and all she could feel was pleasure.

 

His kiss was soft and tentative at first, as if he was afraid he'd scare her away, but she kissed him back and reveled in the groan of defeat he gave. He ran his hands deliciously over her hardened nipples, teasing them, tracing where his mouth had kissed just moments before.

 

He's a bad person, her mind kept trying to tell her, but she ignored the warning. Something about this man just felt so right.

 

"What's your name, angel?" he asked as he broke away from her lips. Did he just call her angel? She pondered this pet name for a moment before he leaned in and nipped her neck.

 

"Mmm, I'm no angel." She truly wasn't. She was selfish just like any other person.

 

"Yes, you are, angel. Your name?"

 

"Sarah," she murmured as he traced his tongue along her sensitive collarbone. Never in her life had anything felt this good. She'd been with one man before they stopped going into public. She didn't dislike the sexual acts she explored with him, but they felt like nothing compared to this.

 

"If I am an angel, then so are you." Sarah temporarily forgot his actions outside of this room, the other things he did. Only an angel could bring forth sensations this exquisite.

 

"No, that I am not." His voice rumbled like a hurricane.

 

"Okay, a dark angel then, but still an angel."

 

About the Author

Megan D. Martin is a content editor at Breathless Press, and loves her job more than a normal person should. She was born and raised in a small Texas town, where she still resides with her delightfully rotten son. She enjoys decorating her home with strange things that do not match, playing her old school Nintendo Entertainment System, and buying fish for her many fish tanks. Forbidden Angel is her debut novella. To learn more about Megan and her writing check her out on these social networking sites:


 

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17 comments:

  1. Sounds fab!! Congrats Megan on your debut.

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  2. Hi Carmen and Megan,

    Megan, your book seems fascinating and the premise is definitely different. I visited a concentration camp some years ago and I've never forgotten the experience. I can only imagine how awful it would be to be there as a prisoner. The world should never forget man's inhumanity to man - and woman -and by writing a novella set in that time, you are doing your share to keep the awareness of this time in mind because those who fail to remember the past are condemned to repeat it, so the saying goes.

    Wishing you great success with the book.

    Mx

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    1. Thank you Maria. I can't imagine how incredible and sad it was to visit a concentration camp, a trip I hope to experience someday myself. I hope you have a fabulous Friday. :-)

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    2. I should have added that it was in fact a former concentration camp - Dachau. It has been kept as a tourist spot as a monument to the people who worked and died there. Hope the book is doing well.

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    1. Yes I'll be reading it over Christmas :) Can't wait!

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  4. Megan your book really sparked my interest. I shall definitely be reading it. Good Luck with it.

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    1. Thank you! If I'm not mistaken you had a book come out today as well? :-)

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  5. Thanks for sharing your path to become published. Breathless is a great group of people.

    Your book sounds intriguing! Loved the excerpt.

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  6. Congrats, Megan. I love your cover. I will have to read this. My grand dad was in a concentration camp, so I grew up with these stories.

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    1. Thanks Doris! I would love to hear your input, especially since you have heard first hand stories.

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  7. Megan,

    You will never believe how proud I am of you. This is something that you've dreamed of since we were little kids in Miss Sunley's class :) You are truly an inspiration to every young woman out there. Especially all of us small town gals ;) I am honored to call you my best friend. I cannot wait to read you novella. I want a copy. So let me know where I can get it!

    Love you Mali,

    Rae

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    1. Aw Rachel, Thank you so much! You are a wonderful friend and I am proud to call you my best friend too! I would tell you where to get it, but I just got your message so I know you already bought it. I hope you didn't have any trouble finding it. You are wonderful. Let me know what you think. :-)

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  8. GIVEAWAY WINNER! :)


    Thanks to everyone who left a comment!

    I used Random.org and the lucky winner is …
    Maria Perry Mohan! Congratulations!

    You won a copy of Forbidden Angel!

    Megan will get in touch with you shortly! :)

    Have a great day,

    Carmen



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