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Take a delicious bite of the Dantonville Legacy Series

Laura's Locket - the prequel to BloodGifted
A silver locket, a mysterious young man and a fated meeting.
What would you do if you met the man of your dreams, who came to you only at night and promised you love everlasting? Eighteen-year-old Laura Dantonville meets handsome and mysterious Philippe while on holiday in Italy, completely unaware of her own destiny and the part Philippe will play in it.



BloodGifted, Bk 1

Being unable to age is just the beginning.

What's a girl to do when she learns she's the key to breaking a centuries-old family curse? Becoming dangerously intimate with a jaw-dropping vision of male hotness hiding a secret agenda of his own.
Nothing could be simpler.
Or is it?
 Primary school teacher, Laura Dantonville, is about to find out.
*Enjoy this action-filled sexy paranormal romance that will have you laughing aloud one moment, and biting your fingernails in the next.


 BloodPledge, Bk 2

Ending a curse was never meant to be easy.

What if you had the power to lift an ancient curse, but at the cost of losing the ones you love? While trying to free her family from a centuries-old curse primary school teacher, Laura Dantonville, and her vampire consort, Alec Munro, unwittingly unleash a vicious vampire war. One for control of Laura and the unique qualities her blood bestows.

 


BloodVault, Bk 3

Keeping a secret has never been more deadly.

Hidden in caverns deep beneath Chateau D'Antonville in a misty French valley, lies a priceless treasure - the Bloodvault. Containing thousands of Ingenii blood vials, just one sip enables a vampire to daywalk. For nearly eighteen-hundred years, the family has kept the vault's existence secret from the Brethren. 

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ABOUT ME 
 

 A former ancient historian and archaeologist, I accidently smashed a 3,000 Egyptian vase while on my first dig! My supervisor made me glue it back together again. It took a week. From there I went on to specialise in late Roman-British archaeology, and the military forts along Hadrian’s Wall, because buildings don’t smash as easily.  Now I’ve combined my love of history with another passion – story-telling – to create a dark tale of Roman soldiers who’ve waited nearly two thousand years to be released from an ancient curse.

I’ve always been a storyteller, but it wasn't until five years ago that I seriously ventured into writing. The result was Bloodgifted. In 2011 it was shortlisted in the Atlas Award and eventually came fourth place. In 2012 it was listed among the top ten in the Choclit Search for an Aussie Star Competition. In 2013, I was offered a publishing contract but declined in favour of going indie, preferring the idea of being in charge of my own creation.

BloodGifted, BloodPledge and BloodVault are the first three books in The Dantonville Legacy series. I also intend to satisfy my fans requests by writing individual books on the other characters in the series. So Terens, Cal, Jake and Sam will each have their own story.

Currently, I live on the Central Coast, an hour's drive north of Sydney in Australia. My little house is surrounded by bushland, possums and seed-dropping Rosellas on one side, and waterways on the other.

Between bouts of writing, I can be found in the kitchen baking yet another chocolate recipe. This activity is responsible for forming more gothic, urban fantasy stories in my mind for future books.

 

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13 comments:

Anonymous said...

When is blood pledge going to be release? How many books are in this series?

Tima Maria said...

Bloodpledge is coming out in June. At this stage there will be 3-4 books centered around the two major characters. But, there will be further books in the series based around the other characters. By the time it's finished, there could be eight books and some short stories/novelettes.
Thanks for asking! :-)

Anonymous said...

When is the next book after blood pledge coming out?

Tima Maria said...

At the moment I'm planning on a June 2015 release for Bk 3 - Blood Vault. But I'll be saying more about that in my quarterly newsletter next week. Thanks for asking :-)

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Brandy Kinohi said...

When is Blood Wish going to be released?! I have really enjoyed this series so far!!! But in between waiting for this one to be released, & reading other novels, I'm afraid I might start confusing storylines... Please give us an update!

Brandy Kinohi said...

When is Blood Wish going to be released?! I have really enjoyed this series so far!!! But in between waiting for this one to be released, & reading other novels, I'm afraid I might start confusing storylines... Please give us an update!

Brandy Kinohi said...

When is Blood Wish going to be released?! I have really enjoyed this series so far!!! But in between waiting for this one to be released, & reading other novels, I'm afraid I might start confusing storylines... Please give us an update!

Tima Maria said...

Hi Brandy,
Thank you so much for enjoying the series so far. I'm always thrilled to hear from readers like yourself.
Currently, I'm working on BloodWish and plan to release it by this Christmas.
As I'm not a fast writer, I normally publish a book a year. Hope you can wait till then 😊

Brandy Kinohi said...

Thank you for the update!!!! As much as I wish it would be sooner, I understand you can't rush your writing. At least I know when to look for it now. You're amazing at what you do, keep up the great work! & you can bet I'll be looking around Christmas for this!!!😊

Tima Maria said...

Thank you so much for the encouraging words, Brandy. It means a lot. I'm working even harder now to get it finished.

Victoria said...

Love this!!! Love the Dantonville Series! Can't wait for book 4!!! I'm so excited! Next month, I am re-reading all the books so I shall be ready for the 4th! Xoxo

Tima Maria said...

Thank you so much, Victoria. It means a lot to me whenever anyone likes my books and my characters - who are my babies, lol.
I'm writing book 4 right now, and hope to have it completed very soon.