Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Celebrating the Release of Erin McCarthy's THE TAKING

Today we are celebrating the long-awaited release of the third book in Erin McCarthy's ongoing Seven Deadly Sins series - THE TAKING! We are also celebrating the kick off of Erin's new Member's Only section of her website and her official Fan Club - check out her website for all the details!

Bestselling author Erin McCarthy sold her first book to Kensington Brava through author Lori Foster's website contest in 2002, much to her continued amazement. Thirty-something books later, Erin is entertaining both Brava and Berkley readers with her sassy, sexy tales of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her Las Vegas Vampires series debuted in August 2006, with HIGH STAKES hitting #1 on the B&N trade romance list. Erin also writes dark paranormal in her Seven Deadly Sins series and paranormal young adult novels under the name Erin Lynn.

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Nearly a century ago, Felix Leblanc made a deal with the demon of greed. Now he's the most celebrated and powerful voodoo priest in New Orleans, able to enchant anything he wishes from wealthy, beautiful women. Until one client -beautiful and dangerous - brings his reign to a disastrous end, condemning Felix to servitude and a loveless eternity of never being wanted for himself...

New Orleans, now. Heiress Regan Henry knows that passion can be an illusion, and she keeps her emotions in check - until she falls under the spell of the beguiling Felix LeBlanc. He's knows that the rumors that her mansion is haunted are true, and that he's the only one who can save her from the spirits residing there. But the only way he can do it is to sacrifice his last chance at redemption...or risk a love that could consign them both to an eternity of evil.


WIN - leave Erin a question or comment today here at the AuthorIsland Cyber Launch Party and your name goes in the hat for an autographed copy of FALLEN, the second book in Erin's Seven Deadly Sins series! A winner will be announced right here tomorrow - Good luck!


  1. Happy Release Day Erin!!!

    I've been waiting for this one! You know how much I love your dark paranormals and the new one is no excerption!

    Can you tell us a little bit about why you started this series and what you're working on now?

    Enjoy your very special day and I hope THE TAKING is your biggest seller yet!

  2. Hi, Erin! Happy New Year! Congratulations on "The Taking"!

    I love the character pairings in your books. Do any of your characters have quirky traits of the people in your own life?

    gcwhiskas at aol dot com

  3. Congrats on the new release! I love the cover--it's very atmospheric/mysterious. And my question for you is what's your favorite part about doing these blog tours?

  4. Oh, I love dark paranormal, but my question is do you wirte these with some of the humor you use in your lighter romances?

  5. This sounds really good Erin!

    Do you do a lot of research in New Orleans for your books? Are all the Seven Deadly Sins books set in New Orleans? Been there twice (both pre-Katrina) and it is a dark, mysterious and sexy place so I can see why you picked it.

    Good luck with your new book. It is so on my to buy this weekend list!

  6. I haven't read any of this series but I've heard great things about it. Congratulations on your new release.

  7. Congrats on your new release!
    It has a great looking cover.

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  8. Happy Release Day!! WOW it must feel so good to have another book out. I'm looking forward to reading it.


  9. Thanks, DeNita! I started this series because I wanted to write a darker, sensual book. MY IMMORTAL was something I had started working on about five years ago and I wanted to complete it. It turned out I had more 'dark' in me than I realized. lol.

    Virginia, Happy New Year to you, too! I can't think of any traits off the top of my head that real people in my life have that I put in a book, but I could be wrong. I do know the cat in Mouth to Mouth is really my cat. :-D

  10. Congrats on your new release! I haven't read any of this series but looking forward to it. What type of books do you read most?


  11. Congrats on your new release, Erin. I'm heading over to your site now.

    Tracey D

  12. Congrats Erin! I'm very much looking forward to reading this new book. Of the books I've read so far I love your writing style. Thanks!

  13. Joder, thanks! I think my favorite part of popping on to blogs is interacting with readers! Hearing what interests you all and answering questions... it's a lot of fun. :)

    Sharon, this series doesn't have any humor. Many a line here or there, but for the most part, nope.

    Lauri Jo, yes, the whole series is set in New Orleans. It's a city I LOVE. I go about 6 times a year. :-D And would move there in a heartbeat if it wasn't for the offspring who object to being uprooted. lol. In this series, it was absolutely my goal to make someone feel like they were standing in the Quarter or are out in the bayou. Hopefully I achieved that.

  14. Thanks, Linda, Estelle, and Marybelle, Tracey and Tina! :)

    Virginia, I read all kinds of books. I read a lot of non-fiction for research, historical romance, classic literature, mysteries, and lately, a lot of young adult fiction. There are some really cool teen books out there now!

  15. Erin, When is the next in this series out?? LOL.. I consumed the first two in a day and will consume The Taking tomorrow. I am so excited. This is the best series out right now--In my opinion!!

  16. I would love to read this series. It sounds like a great series.

    Happy Release day!

  17. Happy release day!! I love these books, they are so good..

  18. I have loved your Vegas Vampire books. Looking forward to this series. Picked up My Immortal with a B&N Christmas gift card. Would love to get Fallen this soon to follow it.
    Congrats on the release of The Taking also.

  19. Hi Erin,
    I am a big fan of your contemporary romances and your vegas vampires...so I was very excited to learn about the seven deadly sins series. Haven't had the chance to read Fallen yet, but now is the perfect timing since The Taking is out. Congrats

    p.s. Mouth to Mouth is one of my all time fav romances in any genre....ever!

  20. Just wanted to say happy release day, Erin! Congrats on another hit! I've definitely enjoyed your contemporaries and your Vegas Vampires--must try this series, too!

  21. Happy release day erin congrats on it im sure im late but better latethen never lol

  22. Thanks to everyone who stopped by to celebrate Erin's special day with her! And congrats to Virginia C - you win an autographed copy of Erin's FALLEN - thanks for leaving your email, I'll contact you today for your mailing address.