Saturday, July 9, 2011

Celebrating A New Release And A New Series For Stacey Kennedy

Today at our Cyber Launch Party Blog, we're celebrating the release of TAINTED BLOOD by Stacey Kennedy which kicks off her brand new series, The Dark Element!

Stacey's novels are light-hearted fantasy with heart squeezing, thigh-clenching romance, and even give a good chuckle every now and again.

Her journey as a writer began as a way to keep her brain alive since being a stay at home mom can sometimes be a little...let's say numbing. It was an escape from screaming kids, dirty diapers and plain old mom duty.

It started as a hobby, but as the stories progressed it became a passion. Now, Stacey indulges at nap time, especially the juicy bits! Every mom needs a good thrill!

TAINTED BLOOD by Stacey Kennedy

The Dark Element Book One

Darkness is settling over San Francisco - vampires in the throes of blood lust are taking innocent lives. One witch will need to see past her fear, and trust her Guardian, before everyone is in danger, including herself...

Earth Witch, Sabi, has been gifted with the ability to see premonitions of the darkness that threatens human lives. Safe in the Otherworld, she adjusts to these new visions...which isn't going so well. Luckily, she's got the sexy Guardian, Ryker to help her work through these visions. He's intent to show her how to distance herself from them and help her gain control of life. Not that it's really helping. The visions are leaving her crippled and unable to help pinpoint the killer's locations to stop the acts from happening.

If that's not enough to deal with, she soon begins to see vampires on a killing rampage in San Francisco. Vampires are being born and left to fend for themselves, resulting in innocent lives being taken while they're in the throes of blood lust. But as Sabi's visions begin to kick up a notch, personal matters need to be put aside. And as the mystery begins to unravel, Sabi will begin to see that these visions are getting far more dangerous and that humans are not the only ones at risk - she is.


WIN - Leave Stacey a question today at her Cyber Launch Party and your name goes in the hat for a signed ebook of A WARRIOR'S WITCH.  Please leave your email address so we can contact you if you are today's winner - Good Luck!


  1. Hey Stacey - good morning and super congrats on the new release and the new series you're kicking off!

    Read the excerpt and loved it - can't wait to read more.

    Tell us all about this new DARK ELEMENT series you are starting and is this a spin off from your Otherworld series?

    Hope you enjoy your cyber launch party and I just know TAINTED BLOOD will be another bestseller for you!

  2. WOO HOO! Party time!! This is Sabi and Ryker's story and trust me when I tell you Ryker is one smexy male!! Tainted Blood is a fast paced urban fantasy romance that of course has adventure, danger, and a mystery. But also has a sizzling romance packed in there too.

    Thanks for celebrating this new release with me! :)

  3. Super Congrats ! I loved Tainted Blood :)

  4. Hi Stacey. I just love a lot of the names of the characters (Ryker, Kyden, Talon, Zia). Do you write the character first and then choose the name or do you pick the name first?


  5. Deanna -- I have the character in mind but I always pick the names first. ;-)

  6. The book sounds wonderful, i love a good vampire story.i can't wait to read it.

  7. this book sounds awesome! congrats on your new release! how exciting for you! you have some great names for your characters. where do they come from? do you ever have a hard time picking one?? thank you for sharing!

  8. Congrats on the new release.Sounds awesome.
    What is one of your favorite scenes that you wrote in Tainted Blood(without giving away spoilers)?


  9. Shadow - I never have trouble. Sometimes it takes some searching name databases but once It fits!!

    Elaing8- my favorite scene is with Sabi and Ryker that involves the kitchen table! *grins*

  10. Congratulations on your new release Stacey. I love your books and cant wait to read The Dark Element series .

  11. Sounds like a great read! What do you like to read for fun?

    smaccall AT

  12. So Stacey, a question huh? Ok then, who is your favorite paranormal author? And your favorite genre thats not paranormal?

  13. Bookwyrm - I love urban fantasy/paranormal romance--I tend to read lots of it!!

    Wen - Erotic romance of course! *grins*

  14. Congrats on the new release! Are there any authors that are auto buys for you?

    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  15. Congratulations on the release of TAINTED BLOOD. I love vampire books and your book sounds so good! The cover is gorgeous too! Do you usually have the same cover artist for your books?


  16. Congratulations on your new release. How many books will be in the series? Will they be stand-alone reads?

    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  17. June - Katie MacAlister. I love her!

    Annalisa - No, it's usually different but anything I self-publish I use the same cover artist, Pj Edwards. She's fantastic!

    Sherry - I'm not quite sure how many there will be since I don't plot out my stories. I'd imagine 3-4. And no, they will need to be read in order.

    Thanks everyone for celebrating my new release!!

  18. Hi, Stacey.

    Tainted Blood sounds great. I'm adding it to my must have list.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  19. Loved Tainted Blood, Stacey!
    My question is : how do you draw the line between what's possible and what's not in your books?
    P.S. It's probably too late for the giveaway, but here's my adress, just in case!