My name is not really Erica Stevens, it is a pen name that I chose in memory of two amazing friends lost too soon.I was born in New York and moved to Mass as a child. I spent my time growing up between NY and Mass so I have some interesting times when sports games roll around. I was fortunate enough to marry my best friend over two years ago and I don't know what I'd do without him. I have a large, crazy, fun loving family that just loves to laugh. My parents are the strongest people I know. I have an older brother and sister, and a younger sister, who have blessed me with many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. I am nowhere near as old as the great nieces and nephews make me sound. I love to read and have wanted to be a writer since I was nine years old. I also write more adult romance novels under the pen name of Brenda K. Davies.
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I'm happy to announce that Broken, book 6 in The Captive Series, went out for its first round of editing last night. At a little over 100,000 words it is officially the longest in the series by almost 25,000 words. Atticus really had a LOT to say though! With the holidays upon us editing will probably take longer than normal but it is still looking good for a late April release! Though I will be moving it up if I can. :)
In the coming weeks the big reveal for what started the events of The Survivor Chronicles is coming! I'm curious to know though what your theories are for it? I know I've thrown a lot at you but is there one thing/multiple things that brought you to your conclusion? I will not confirm or deny anything. :)
iBooks is having a big sale on romance bundle books. The Captive Series books 1-5 and The Vampire Awakenings Series that I wrote under Brenda K. Davies are both in it! Check it out if you have a chance and find some great new reads for a great price from some amazing authors! http://tw.apple.com/romancebundles
A fan nominated The Captive Series to be made into movies on The IF List! I'd never heard of this before but it is pretty amazing to have been nominated and looks like a lot of fun! You can follow the link and have fun dreamcasting and to show your support for The Captive Series! http://iflist.com/capturedthecaptiveseries
This book is a prequel about Atticus before he was king. The flower on the cover is Belladonna AKA Deadly Nightshade. I chose this flower because though it is beautiful and its berries are pretty, it is highly poisonous. This flower shows that what's on the outside is only a cover for what lurks beneath the surface.
Sometimes what rises from the ashes of a Broken man, is a monster...
This is event is for the cover reveal of the upcoming sixth book in The Captive Series and will take place on Facebook on October 21st at 5:00 PM EST. Broken is a prequel about Atticus before he was king. At the time of the reveal a giveaway will begin that will run until the first 5 people get the answer right. The winners will each receive a $5 Amazon GC and signed paperback of their choice. I tried to pick a time for all time zones but remember the giveaway has no set ending time. In order to join the event please go to https://www.facebook.com/events/653362984761086/
*****TWO WEEK LONG HALLOWEEN GIVEAWAY!!!!***** This giveaway will run on both Erica Stevens & Brenda K. Davies page. The grand prize winner will receive a $15 GC to Amazon, signed paperback of choice, & a bookmark. Four other winners will receive a $5 GC to Amazon, signed paperback of choice, & a bookmark.
This giveaway will end on 10/15/14 at 5:00 PM EST. The winners will be selected at random and announced that day. A new Halloween giveaway will start 10/16/14.
In order to enter this giveaway go to Erica or Brenda's FB Page.
I'm happy to announce that Captured is being featured on Storyfinds this week for their vampire theme week. You can discover new books to read, vote for your favorite cover, and enter this amazing contest for a chance to win some prizes. Stop by and check it out! http://storyfinds.com/contest/10564/vampire-contest
I'm happy to announce that Untamed, The Awakening Series Book 3 by Brenda K. Davies, went out for its first round of editing today! I'm going to take a couple of days off to celebrate my upcoming 4th anniversary with my amazing hubby! After that I'm going to start the next book in The Captive Series. It is going to be a prequel about Atticus before he was king. I know people are looking forward to William's story, and he will get one, but Atticus has been talking to me for awhile and he's demanding to be heard. His story will answer some questions but it will also be important in the upcoming books in the series. I do plan a little bit of a treat for everyone at the end of it. ;) I'm not sure if it will be a novella or not, it depends on how it all unfolds!
A Stolen Heart is now live! For those of you that don't know Brenda K. Davies is my other pen name.
After a devastating event that changed both their lives, Alexandra and her brother Hugh turn to stealing in order to get revenge on the ma...n that destroyed their lives. But neither of them are prepared for the day when everything changes, and the lawless life they’ve been carrying out is irrevocably altered.
When he agreed to accompany the shipment of money into Kansas for his latest benefactor, Jarett never thought that anyone would dare to try and steal it from him. He realizes he was greatly mistaken when he comes face to face with two thieves, and the robbery goes horribly wrong. Now on the hunt for the boy that shot him, he is determined to uncover the bandits and have his revenge before moving further west.
Jarett isn’t ready for the stonewall he comes face to face with when dealing with the townspeople though. Nor is he prepared for the enigmatic Alexandra Harris when she appears in the mercantile. Determined to get closer to Alexandra, he’s thrown off by her insistent refusal of him. Fighting against her growing attraction to a man she knows would prefer to see her hung if he uncovered the truth, Alexandra tries to stay far away from Jarett. The more they are forced together though, the more she realizes that the man she considers her enemy is the only one that could save her ravaged heart…
*****MONTH LONG GIVEAWAY!!!!***** This giveaway will run on both Erica Stevens & Brenda K. Davies page. The grand prize winner will receive a $25 GC to Amazon, signed paperback of choice, & a bookmark. Four other winners will receive a $5 GC to Amazon, signed paperback of choice, & a bookmark. To enter the giveaway simply go to Erica Stevens FB page! https://www.facebook.com/ericastevens679
I've decided to start doing monthly giveaways. These giveaways will run on Erica and Brenda's pages. There will be five winners chosen. The first prize winner will receive a $50 GC to Amazon and a signed paperback of their choice. The other four winners will receive a $5 GC to Amazon and a paperback of their choice. The winners will be chosen at random.
I wanted to confirm that there will be at least two more books in the Captive Series. If you've read book 5 you can probably guess who one of them will be about, (I don't want to spoil anything for those who haven't read Redemption) and the other is going be a prequel about Atticus before he was king. I'm hoping to have the next book out late winter 2015! I haven't decided which one I will do first as they're both talking to me pretty loudly. After that who knows, I'll have to see where the story takes me.
I want to thank everyone for all the kind words and well wishes. It has been an extremely difficult time but your continued support has helped to make it a little easier. I also promised an update so here it goes. There will be no new Survivor chapter this week, but they will return Mon. 7/28/14. There may be another interruption at some point, but I'm hoping that I will be able to keep up the weekly writing and posting of them on a continuous basis from now on. I am also going to do the cover reveal and synopsis for the new Brenda K. Davies book tomorrow. Again thank you everyone!
Hi everyone, a friend of mine is putting a gaming app together for The Captive Series. I need to come up with 30-35 questions from **ALL** of the books in The Captive Series for the app. I thought that I would ask you guys for help with this. What I would like you to do is message me your question, and the answer, through my email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can enter more than one question and answer.
All people that send a question will be entered to win a $25 Amazon giftcard. One lucky winner will be chosen one week from now on Monday 7/21/14 at 3:00 PM EST.
Hi everyone, I wanted to let you know that I lost my father, and my hero, yesterday. I won't be able to post the Survivor Chronicles tomorrow and it may be a few weeks before they return. I also won't be on as often, so just bare with me if it takes me awhile to get back to you. I will do so as quickly as I can though. I'm sorry for the delay in the Chronicles, but I'm sure everyone can understand and I will post updates. Thank you for your patience.
The winners from the Caption contest have been chosen. Because there was a tie six winners have been chosen from the likes portion of the competition. They are Alexis Obrien, Donna Reynolds, Mary Jalbert, Adriana Delgado, Sheila Goodwin Isbell, and K.C. Connor. The five winners selected at random are Leona Brady, Toni Houseworth, Aret Amberg, Renea Angelique Carter, and Tara Lynn McManaway! Message me your addresses through FB or at email@example.com. Congratulations everyone!
All you have to do to enter the contest is post one caption and like someone else's caption (liking your own caption doesn't count). The five captions with the most likes at the end of the contest will be the winners. The top five people will each receive an autographed copy of The Survivor Chronicles: Book 3, The Forsaken. Five other people will be randomly selected as winners and will also receive a signed book. The contest ends Sun. 6/29/14 at 12:00 pm EST. Good luck everyone!
I'm happy to announce that I'm doing a post-apocalyptic anthology with two other wonderful and talented authors! There are five stories included in it and the best part is that it's FREE! Grab a copy and hopefully discover a new favorite author to read!
The winners for the Redemption giveaway have been chosen! The grand prize winner is Paula Reabold Novack! The nine other winners are Dori Estabrook, Amy Bernal, Hazel Oxley-Gann, Karen Alexander Angle, CJ Schindler, Kathy Knight, Jamie Davis, Jennifer Stidham, and Cassie Thompson! Please message me your address through FB or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Congratulations!!!
Hi everyone I wanted to let you know that I am going to be going away tomorrow to visit my dad so I've decided to extend the giveaway for two more days! It will now end Thursday 6/5 at 12:00 PM EST. Don't forget to get your entries in!
To celebrate the upcoming release of Redemption I'm going to be doing a weeklong giveaway starting 5/27/14! The grand prize winner will receive a Redemption themed locket, signed copy of Redemption, and a bookmark. Nine other people will win a signed copy of Redemption and a book mark. To enter simply tell me what your favorite book in The Captive Series is and why. There is also an opportunity to get in an extra entry by using the rafflecopter link on the side of the page. The contest will end on 6/5/14 at 12:00 pm EST. Good luck everyone!
The winners for the giveaway have been chosen! The grand prize winner is Tyleigha Collins! Tina, Rory Lampley, Cindy Williams, and Tia Rouse have all won gift cards! Thank you all for participating and don't forget there's another locket for Redemption so there will be another giveaway soon! Congratulations!
New prize for a week long giveaway I'm going to start next Tuesday! It's a locket for the Captive Series with charms that represent the series inside. I have another locket for Redemption, with some different charms, that will be for a late...r giveaway! I'll give details for the giveaway on Tuesday! I'd like to thank my friend Kristine for her help and continued support (she also designed my webpage)! If you'd like to make your own locket you can check out her site http://www.kacelorier.origamiowl.com/parties/KristineCelorier262818
I thought I'd give an explanation of why I chose the apple blossom for this one. I wanted to stick with the same theme as the others but also separate it by not using a rose again. The apple blosso...m means hope, if a person dreams of an apple or an apple-blossom, it prophesies a long life, great success, and a steadfast faithfulness and presence of one’s lover throughout the ups and downs of life.
I thought it was pretty appropriate for the book :)
Coming Spring 2014!
A year has passed since the war against Jack’s father that freed the humans from their roles as blood slaves and servants to the vampire race. Having left the palace behind in order to ensure that the outer towns are obeying the new laws, Jack struggles to come to terms with the grief and haunting memories that drove him from the palace in the first place. He’s content to lose himself in the outer lands and the obscurity that they offer him. That is, until he encounters Hannah.
Growing up in the small town of Chippman, Hannah had long ago accepted the fact that she would never leave it. When Jack walks into her life, and turns it upside down, she quickly realizes that not everything is what she’d believed it to be. Knowing that Jack will reject her if he learns the truth about her, Hannah struggles to fight her growing attraction to him. For though the town of Chippman seems normal on the outside, its residents harbor secrets that they’ve taken great pains to keep hidden. Secrets that have forced the town to live under the rule of the one man that could tear Jack and Hannah apart forever.
I finished the first rewrite yesterday! Whoo hoo!!! I'm pretty sure I rewrote every sentence I originally wrote and it's grown by about 14,000 words but it's done Now to go through it one more time and probably rearrange ALL the sentences again lol Hoping to have it off for its first round of editing by the end of the month!
Hey everyone I wanted to let you know that the Sweetheart Smackdown is continuing! You can vote for Aria today! Please share and go and vote for your favorite sweetheart!
***Sweetheart Smackdown*** Who is ready for Round 1 Day 2: Starting at 12:01 am EST you can start voting again for your favorite Sweetheart. This time we have up: Olivia from Beautiful Mess by T.K. Leigh vs. Arianna from the C...aptive Series by Erica Stevens and Synthia Raine McKenna from the Fae Chronicles by Amelia Hutchins and Heidi from the Descendants series by T. E. Ridener-Author! Follow this link to vote and don't forget to enter the MEGA giveaway at the end(voting will not be active until 12:01 am EST)-
Taken Over, Book 2 in The Ravening Series, is on Sale on Amazon and Barnes & Noble for $.99 until 1/28/14. Book 1, Ravenous, is still free! The third and final book, Reclamation, will be released 1/28/14!
The giveaway for 10 autographed paperbacks of Reclamation and a bookmark has started! The link to enter through Rafflecopter is on the side. There will be five copies offered through Rafflecopter, plus there is a bonus entry! There will also be five copies offered through the Caption This contest. To enter the Caption This contest you can go to the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ericastevens679 The contest will end Tues. 1/28/14 at 8:00 am EST. Good luck everyone!
I wanted to let you know that starting Tuesday 1/21/14 I will be starting a week long give away for 10 signed copies of Reclamation, the final book in The Ravening Series on my facebook page! Included will also be the new bookmark for the series. The giveaway will end on 1/27/14 and will be a combination of Trivia through rafflecopter and Caption This, so you will have two chances to enter and win! Simply go to https://www.facebook.com/ericastevens679 in order to participate.