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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Adrianne Brennan's newsletter update

Much apologies for the delay of this announcement but I wanted to
congratulate Gold for being the picture bio contest winner! Gold is
the recipient of a 10% discount coupon to Aphrodite's Apples books

There were many submissions and I was sad that I didn't have second
prize winners. Rest assured that this won't be the only contest,

Congrats again, Gold!! And happy reading. :D


The picture as selected from the contest can be viewed at my author bio,
located both on my website and on Aphrodite's Apples' website:


Aphrodite's Apples chats!

We have a publisher chat scheduled this Thursday, October 5th at 9 pm EDT.


The chat room is very easy to find from there!


We are scheduled again next month: Wednesday, November 8th at 9 pm EDT.

October 9th, Monday
Aphrodite's Apples Live Publisher Chat
The Romance Studio

From here on out, TRS has us scheduled for the first Monday of every month thereafter,
so mark November 6th, December 4th, etc at same time, same place! ;)

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Final author bio picture poll now up!

Vote now! Last chance to win a discount coupon to Aphrodite's Apples!

Friday, August 25, 2006

Third author bio picture poll is up!

Hurry, only a few days left! The more you vote, the greater your chance to win!

Upcoming Aphrodite's Apples author chats!

Aphrodite's Apples Live Chat - Masquerade Series
Date: Tuesday, August 29th
Time: 9 to 10 pm EST
Where: Literary Nymphs Chatroom
Register nickname at:
and then join us at:

Aphrodite's Apples Live Author Chat
Date: Thursday, August 31st
Time: 9 to ll pm EST
Where: Novelspot Live Chatroom

Aphrodite's Apples Live Chat : Masquerade Series
Date: Thursday, September 7th
Time: 9 to 11 pm EST
Where: Novelspot Live Chatroom

Aphrodite's Apples Live Author Chat
Date: Thursday, September 14th
Time: from 8 to 10 pm EST
Where: Literary Nymphs Chatroom
Register nickname at:
and then join us at:

Friday, August 04, 2006

Upcoming chat!

Mark your calendars!

August 9th, Wednesday, at 4/7 pm PST/EST
The Pink Posse hosts a chat with the authors of Aphrodite's Apples
to celebrate the release of Masquerade, Volume One
as well as other hot new titles!
Drop on in for contests and prizes at

I'll be there to discuss my upcoming book. :)

Adrianne Brennan at Pagan author chat tonight!

Totally last min, I know, but I'm going to be on a pagan author chat from 8-9pm EST tonight on this list:

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Excerpt from Blood of the Dark Moon

Here is an excerpt from my up and coming novel--unedited--to be released by Aphrodite's Apples in '07:

Some time after they had left the Greek diner, Amanda could only guess that they were venturing further into Queens and would soon, perhaps, be in Long Island. She kept watching the roads and the signs, looking for places she recognized. Unfortunately she hadn’t traveled very much out of Manhattan during her stay at NYU and so nothing looked familiar to her. She settled for chatting with Jesse and watching the view from her window.

It was almost midnight when Jesse finally pulled off a major road and stopped at a nearby park. He parked the car off to the side, and gestured towards the sky.

“You can’t see this in Manhattan. Damn, it’s beautiful.”

She stared up at the sky, and saw all of the individual stars that had been obscured by the pollution from the city. Leaning back against the car, Amanda found herself awed by the majesty of the sky combined with the gentle, clean breezes that swept through her hair. Away from the highway and the noises of the city to distract her, she could experience the outdoors at its fullest. She felt as if she were spinning away in the galaxy towards the stars.

With a flourish, Jesse opened up the back door of the car.

“Here, sit down with me.” He sat on the seat and pulled her into his lap. Wrapping his arms around her, they gazed up together at the night sky.

“Gods, it’s beautiful,” she breathed.

Brushing her hair away from her face, he merely commented, “And so are you.”

She turned to smile at him before leaning back into his chest. They stayed that way for a few moments until Amanda began to feel that something was odd. She racked her brain to figure it out, still bedazzled by the night sky and the feeling of being in his arms, but couldn’t think of it.

Then at last she realized what it was: she was leaning up against his chest, but could not feel nor hear a heartbeat.

Puzzled, Amanda wondered if it was just because she was leaning up against him and he was still wearing his leather jacket, but that couldn’t have been it. At their close proximity, she should still be able to hear or feel something.

Figuring that the late hour and the fatigue were doing strange things to her mind, she dismissed it as her imagination. But in the silence between them, away from the city and the noise, the only breathing she could hear was her own.

‘I must be losing it,’ she figured. But as she stared up into the sky, too many things fell into her mind, gently yet persistently. Amanda had never seen Jesse during the daylight, never seen him eat, didn’t know precisely what he did for a living other than “freelance computer work”, and now she couldn’t hear a heartbeat nor him breathing.

“Jesse?” she queried hesitantly.

Feeling him freeze behind her, she wondered if he knew what was on her mind, and thought to phrase her next words very carefully.

“You’re not a normal guy, are you? I mean,” she continued, trying not to rush through her words, let alone sound nervous, “not that I’m…all that normal myself, and all, but….” Her voice trailed off, not knowing precisely what to say, or how to say

Many moments went by without a response. She could feel him slowly running his hands through her hair, and delighted in the feel of his fingertips as they coursed through the strands, brushing gently against her neck.

Suddenly she remembered their first dinner outing, when Jesse had brought her the Latin magical text which referred to strange allegories, symbols and various arcana. She recalled that the text kept referencing “blood” in some mystical context.

“Jesse?” Her voice was quieter than it had been before, no longer so certain that she was crazy.

"Your time has come.”

Friday, July 28, 2006

Book synopsis

Finally got a brief description of my book on my website:

Adrianne will be releasing a book through Aphrodite's Apples entitled Blood of the Dark Moon, the first in the Dark Moon series.

Amanda, graduate student and devoted follower of Apollo, is intrigued when she meets Jesse, a handsome young scholar who shares her love of both the classics and the occult. He quickly sparks her curiosity--and ignites a dark flame of passion between them. Together, they embark on a shadowy path that leads Amanda straight into Jesse's scintillating underworld of vampires, magic, and titillating sexuality.

Blood of the Dark Moon combines the classic eroticism of vampires with a touch of modern sensual romance and occult intrigue.

Not ideal but it'll do for now. I'll get that looked over by my editors and see if it can't be spruced up a bit.

Aphrodite's Apples books!

The same publishing company who will be publishing my work just officially opened for business with these new releases:

Do support these wonderful women! Their work is awesome. :)

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