Saturday, May 23, 2015

BLACK MAGIC BLOG TOUR -- MAY 23 - 29

Ephraime has written a paranormal love story that will have you rooting for the villain while sympathizing with the heroine and hero.

Title: Black Magic Man
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
Release Date: 11/14/14
Series: Prequel to White Magic Woman
Publisher: ENVISION Business & Computer School Publishing

Jean Louis is a sorcerer, who practices the Black Arts in a unique way. He lives on the Island of St. Lucia where he is pretty much in retirement from the Arts. When he accidentally spotted a woman who awakens the hunter in him, he did not fight it, but welcome the feeling she evokes in him, she made him feel alive and in charge of his game, as he used to be. That the woman was appeared to be happily married matters one iota to him. He sets out to make her his own, but he was in for the fight of his life, literally, because Solange/Lange was having none of it. Matters came to a head when Jean Louis enters her home and left her body and her mind in total chaos. With the help of her husband, Lange set about to destroy him using her knowledge of the Black Arts and that of her ancestors to bring about his demise in a blaze of fire.

"The Black Magic Man has it all! Suspense, romance, lust and passion, in a beautiful locale. What more could you want?"

Saturday, May 9, 2015

COVER REVEALED - CHASING LOVE!



CHASING LOVE
I'm so excited to announce the release of my new novella, CHASING LOVE, just in time for Mother’s Day. I was under pressure to write this book in a week so it could be out in time for Mother’s Day pre-order, and with perseverance and hard work, I got it done. Here's a bit about the book, let me know what you think:

Chasing Love is the story of Matilda Fontanilla, (Tilda) a forty-something year old woman, who found herself divorced from her husband of sixteen years and left with the responsibility of bringing up three young kids After struggling to go it alone for a year, Tilda took the leap and ventured into online dating. Her first two dates from online dating were failures. She didn’t give up and set-up a date with a third man, David, on Mother’s Day. She met him for brunch on Mother’s Day, which happens to be the anniversary of the date her husband walked out on her. Tilda was leery, but given her history and her fear of being alone, particularly on Mother’s Day, she agreed to meet.
David had been looking for the woman of his dreams for a few years now; having no luck, he joined an online dating club. So far, he had gone on a few dates with women he’d met online, but nothing came of it. Tilda would be the fifth woman he’d dated from online. Given his track record, he was not too optimistic, but he was all for keeping an open mind. One glance at Tilda and David was at full attention, literally.
When Tilda saw David walking toward her, she was elated, she felt as thought she’d hit pay-dirt. Was this it—would she finally be able to stop chasing Love? Does this mean that these two most unlikely individuals have finally found love?

Filled with the usual dose of high heat, and dry humor, Chasing Love is just what you need for Mother’s Day.

You can pick up a copy on pre-order at Kobo .

If you want to get a review copy of the book email me at: author@juliaeantoine.com and I will send you a copy.


Saturday, January 17, 2015

Release of One Dance With A Stranger!



Genre: Romance


Mesmerized by the sensuous moves of the stranger who danced with her at the Lucian Club, Caitlynn Pilgrim has been trying for almost two years to get him out of her mind, with no success. Until that night, she was perfectly happy with her single life and was not looking for a man to complicate it, but this stranger with his seductive moves has her rethinking that decision. So, for over a year, she has been returning to the club, hoping to run into him and have one more dance with him. Alas, Caitlynn does not know the stranger's name or even what he looks like. She was so taken with dancing with him, she’d neglected to look into his face, and when she was suddenly called away by her friend, Esther, she’d returned to pick up where she left off only to find him gone.


Andre Cunningham burns with memories of the beautiful, passionate woman he danced with two years ago at the club. He had spotted her as soon as she walked in, waving her hand in the air. He’d danced up to her and, without uttering a word, fitted his body against hers. They moved together as one. She was as fluid as honey, weaving her magic over him, until he was intoxicated. Just as he was about to ask her name, she separated herself from him and went to talk to her friend… she did not return… he was devastated. From that day to now, he has haunted the club every chance he gets, searching for his mysterious dancer, but so far, it has been an effort in futility. This Labor Day will be two years since that unforgettable dance. He hopes this will be the night he reconnects with his mysterious dancer, even if he has to search every corner of the Club. He will not give up until he finds her. She has branded him with her magic, and ruined him for all others.



~Excerpt~


Chapter One
Brooklyn, New York


She could recall the night she met him as if it were yesterday. She and her friend, Esther, had gone to the Lucian Club after the Labor Day parade in Brooklyn, New York. She’d walked into the club ready to dance, and as soon as she hit the floor, she had her hands in the air and she was dancing to the hot beat. The next thing she knew, a man was standing in front of her, dancing right along with her. The sexual heat between them had been intense. Every move she made, he had matched it. She had done a lot of dancing in her time, and no one had ever been able to match her move for move. It was as though they were two halves of a whole; one pulled, and the other responded. She was in such a sexual haze that she was not even aware of her environment. Everything had faded into the background, even the fact that she’d come to the club with her friend. She’d been riding such a high that she believed, had he turned around and thrown her over his shoulder cave-man style, she would not have offered one word of protest but would have gone willingly.

As a matter of fact, the way they carried on had a caveman-like quality about it. So no names were exchanged, no words of greeting, no phone number changed hands—just two people bent on getting as much sexual gratification from dancing as they could.

She was rudely brought back down from her sexual haze when she heard her friend, Esther, calling out to her. Damn, she had forgotten all about the woman. Go away already, she’d thought to herself as she moved even harder against him. When she felt the tap on her shoulder, she was not willing to open her eyes, but she did, and there was Esther, saying she wanted to leave.

What was it about people that they couldn’t go to a club, seize the moment, and go with the flow? No, because they were too uptight to have a good time, no one should.

We came here to have a good time.

She was having a good time, so why couldn’t Esther just go away? She turned around to tell her to get lost, but one look at her sad face, and the words died in her throat. She reluctantly released her partner and walked outside of the club with her.

“What’s up, Esther?”

“I want to leave.”

“Why? I thought you came here to have a good time.”


  
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~About the Author~ 


Ju Ephraime began writing professionally at age 19; at that time, she wrote short stories for the local radio station in her home town. She gave up writing to pursue her education and has since earned several degrees, including two Masters and a Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern University in Boston. During the course of her schooling, she wrote and published a working curriculum for a career school, a business manual and its answer key, as well as other literary work. In 2010 she revisited her first love, writing for fun and enjoyment. She writes high heat, steamy, romance novels. The first was, State of Ecstasy in the LaCasse series, which was soon followed by, Temptation to Sin, Loving Therèse, #2 in the LaCasse series. Ju has gone on to write several more books, including, The Odor of Violet, on tour this month, Complete Surrender, #3 in the LaCasse series; as well as, a Christmas Novella, Footsteps in the Sand and her award winning paranormal, White Magic Woman, Quarterfinalist in Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest, 2013, out of over 10,000 entrants.

Ju lives in Connecticut, where she is very active in her community. She is the administrator of a business school and the president of a non-profit organization that dresses individuals for job interviews.

What others are saying about Ju's books:
"...steamy, provocative and fresh..." ~Midwest Book review
"a new level of heat!" ~Readers' Favorite


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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Monthly Contest For Rhapsody In Paris!




 Enter my monthly contest to win an authorgraphed copy of my newest release, RHAPSODY IN PARIS, the grand finale in the LaCasse Series:


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Blurb:

As the only one of her siblings not yet married, Franchesca LaCasse buries herself in her work to keep from dwelling on her circumstances. An accomplished biochemist, she is usually able to do just that. But when she takes a tumble, directly in the path of the most handsome man she’s ever seen, life as she knows it undergoes a complete change. After experiencing his touch when he assists her, she yearns for more of it and accepts his offer to recuperate at his beautiful home in the town of Nice. But all is not as it seems. First she’ll have to learn to trust him completely, even when her intuition tells her otherwise because nothing matters to her anymore but the touch of this stranger. He draws her like a moth to flame.

Reeling from the shock of having a woman fall directly in his path, Damon Dumont isn’t prepared for the effect trying to revive her will have on him. Distancing himself from the opposite sex after the devastating betrayal of the woman who had pledged to love him, the last thing he’s looking for is a relationship. But, as she opens her eyes and looks up at him, he feels the impact of her gaze like a shock, as his body responds like he’s never experienced before. He’s in a quandary, unable to walk away. So, to keep her by his side, he opens up his home to her and, in so doing, also opens his heart, as he surrenders to the sensual fire that threatens to consume him every time he looks into her eyes.

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J.K. Accinni's review
Jul 08, 14

Read in July, 2014

Well, well, well. I finally found it; an indie that can write! This author's style of writing is everything I wish other writers could be. Yes...it's nice to have different styles, but not when the book suffers. (This book GLOWS) Many authors mistake their style for professionalism when it is merely the forced words of ineptitude. Anything by Amanda Hocking and the author of the Twilight series come to mind. (Ms Hocking started out as an indie.)

But this author clearly is well read herself and has developed the knack it takes to truly engaged the reader. She doesn't jump from scene to scene telling the story. She shows us as she glides beautifully with complete descriptions of what the characters are doing and the reactions to why. I don't see plot holes or missteps, editing errors or grammar inaccuracies. I see only a glorious writer that wants to share her characters as they fully enjoy themselves. I feel it from her crafted words. And I say crafted because I can feel the time she took to immerse herself in her story instead of throwing word on paper for me to read. .

I take this time to comment mostly on the skill of the author because I see so many reviews that regurgitate plot and/or pan the author's skill. Yes, of course the plot is good. But I believe this author could write about a turnip picking contest and the writing would be enthralling.

Do yourself a special favor. Introduce yourself to this fine writer's work. You will not be disappointed.

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Sunday, March 2, 2014

The Odor of Violet


 
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About the Author:

Ju Ephraime began writing professionally at age 19; at that time, she wrote short stories for the local radio station in her home town. She gave up writing to pursue her education and has since earned several degrees, including two Masters and a Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern University in Boston.  During the course of her schooling, she wrote and published a working curriculum for a career school, a business manual and its answer key, as well as other literary work.  In 2010 she revisited her first love, writing for fun and enjoyment.  She writes high heat, steamy, romance novels. The first was, State of Ecstasy in the LaCasse series, which was soon followed by, Temptation to Sin, Loving Therèse, #2 in the LaCasse series. Ju has gone on to write several more books, including, The Odor of Violet, on tour this month, Complete Surrender, #3 in the LaCasse series; as well as, a Christmas Novella, Footsteps in the Sand and her award winning paranormal, White Magic Woman, Quarterfinalist in Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest, 2013, out of over 10,000 entrants.

Ju lives in Connecticut, where she is very active in her community. She is the administrator of a business school and the president of a non-profit organization that dresses individuals for job interviews. Find and Follow:  Website   Facebook   Twitter   Goodreads    Amazon Author’s Page    Google+

 READ A BRIEF  EXCERPT

Ms. Andrews walked into the room, and Damien felt the air leave his lungs. He could not see her, but he felt Jake’s reaction also. He was not certain if he was mirroring Jake’s reaction to the candidate or his own overactive imagination. Whatever the reason, he had a physical reaction to whomever it was that walked into his library. She was polite and calm, and he sensed she had a smile on her face because Jake had an answering smile in his voice when he greeted her. Poor Damien, he couldn’t see a thing, but boy, was he aware of her. He could smell the fragrance she was wearing, and it was doing strange things to his body.
There was a hint of jasmine, mixed with a bit of musk, but the overwhelming scent was of violet. He recognized the scent because of the perfusion of violet plants that grew in the garden surrounding his house.
It was his favorite flower. He was never tired of sitting on the porch just inhaling its heady fragrance. On Ms. Andrews, the fragrance was positively intoxicating. The mixture of violet with her unique scent was overpowering. Damien was almost in pain from the strength of his physical reaction to her. He was uncomfortable in his seat and kept fidgeting and moving to get a more comfortable position. He did not want either Jake or the young woman to notice his discomfort. He desperately wanted to see the woman who was in his library, but he had to be content with just listening to her responses to Jake’s questions.
She sounded a bit flustered because she would begin each response with a slight nervous laugh, and Jake would respond in kind. This exchange between the two infuriated Damien, who wanted to participate in the conversation. He interrupted one of Jake’s questions to her with one of his own.

“Tell me, Ms. Andrews, how long have you been out of school?”