Sunday, June 19, 2011

Guest Post – Author Toni LoTempio & Giveaway

Hey, I’m Toni LoTempio, paranormal romance/YA fantasy author!  I’d like to thank you for letting me guest post today.

First, I’d like to tell you all a little bit about my latest book, RAVEN’S KISS.

Some people might not like Raven at first glance. She’s a mortal girl who was turned into a Shapeshifter from a demon’s bite, and she’s a little bitter, to put it mildly.  When her boss suggests she take a little “vacation” she runs smack dab into a mystery that she hopes will lead her to finally capture the demon who turned her. Raven discovers a portal that leads her into parallel time – a world where the people she knows lead vastly different lives.

She also meets the Recovery Captain in that world – a six foot redheaded Scotsman named Finn McPhee. (fun fact:  I named this character after HP Mallory’s son).   Although they butt heads at first, they can’t deny their attraction to each other, an attraction that deepens as they get closer and closer to unraveling the mystery surrounding the connection between Raven and a rash of serial killings…..

And don’t you just love that cover! It was designed by the fabulous Kimberly Killion!

A Little Toni Trivia

How did I get into writing?  Well, I’ve dabbled in it since I was very young.  I used to read Superman comic books and then rewrite the ending when I didn’t like it (usually making Supes much more romantic with Lois)  I actually wrote a novel while in High School that eventually, 40 years later and about twice as many rewrites, was published (Witch’s Pawn, Echelon Press) but then I got married and as they say, life got in the way.  Fast forward about twenty years, and I was at a seminar with a friend.   We were emailing back and forth and she said to me, “You know, you should be a writer”.  That’s when it hit me – I am!

Then I began more writing, and the arduous search for an agent (which I finally got in 2008 – unfortunately, it didn’t last long). Last year, on the advice of HP Mallory, I self published NO REST FOR THE WICCA – and here I am today!

Currently single, I work full time and live in Clifton, NJ, with  my muses:  Rocco, Maxx, Gata and Trixie.  (Rocco is also known as Rocco the SciFi Blogging Cat and has appeared on the SciFi Saturday Night website and radio show, and also on the Kids Need To Read website where he holds the distinction of being the first (and possibly only!) blogging cat to support this charity!)

You can find out more info on my books and upcoming events on my website,, or on my blog
(Actually, it’s Rocco’s blog but he does let me post) I am also the suspense columnist for NIGHT OWL REVIEWS MAGAZINE, so if you’re a suspense author or if you have a suspense author you’d like me to do a column on, feel free to contact me at

Once again, thank you all for reading, and you can look forward to many more “indies” in the months ahead!

Final Stop Giveaway!

As a thanks to tour followers, Toni is offering ONE lucky winner a signed copy of Raven's Kiss and to name a character in a future book after them! Make sure you visit each stop and visit Toni's blog for more details.
BUT WAIT you can win your very own copy of Raven's Kiss by just entering you name and email address below.  I'll pick a winner and have it posted here on the blog on June 28th.


  1. Thank you all for having me! don't forget to stop by the blog,, for more news, interviews, etc.


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