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Availble now from Dark Roses Entertainment and Smashwords in all Ebook formats and Amazon in paperback for those of you who love something to hold in your hand.

Paperback Link : http://getBook.at/Paperback

Smashwords link below https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/357786

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Availble now from Dark Roses Entertainment and Smashwords in all Ebook formats and Amazon in paperback for those of you who love something to hold in your hand.

Paperback Link : http://getBook.at/Paperback

Smashwords link : https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/357786

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The Book Bazaar / New Release: Broken
« on: September 29, 2013, 05:52:28 am »
For sale today: From Dark Roses Entertainment and Amazon books

Love is a game, some win, some lose, and some never really get to play. Savannah always sad, always alone, and no one every really knows why. She seems to have it all. Her brother is the Adolphus and leader of the wolf pack. Her best friends are two of the strongest in the pack and still not in the hierarchy, even if one of them has no clue just how strong she is yet. But none of them know, none of them understand, how in the game of love she would have the best hand ever, if it were not for the queen of broken hearts.

Welcome to the world of the Michigan Shapers. Enjoy the ride as they fight for their rights in a world where Vampires are more accepted than they are.

Love in a world where finding a mate could be a death sentence, and that is just a typical Monday.

Where can you get it?
Amazon Ebook : http://Http://myBook.to/Brokenebook 

As the day goes on and more sales links for the Paperback, go up we will be adding them. The link above is the universal link for the Amazon Ebook. So you can now find them on the amazon for your country and pay in your own currency. Get your copy now.

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Big changes coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dark Roses Entertainment is Happy to announce this weekends release of Broken. The second In between Novella of the Dark Dreams series by Shawn Hilton and Toni Force. Broken again takes you back into the world of the Michigan Shapers, and wets the appetite that some of you have built up for more. Like with Mine it followers a secondary character of the series to give you a chance to learn more about them, and the world as a whole. In this case Savannah Grey Aka. Sarah. Akala's younger sister thought dead at his hands for so long. So once again, welcome to the Michigan Shapers.

Company wise our C.O.O will be offline for the next few weeks as he moves into his new apartment and tries to get his life rebuilt after as rough year. We all wish him a speedy return. When he does return he will be relaunching the company website with some massive changes and updates. The company is also going into a direction that will make it easier to bring you more literary entertainment.

In a number of fields and from more great new authors. Since the main website will be down, you be getting your news and updates from Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DarkRosesEntertainment our Twitter at @DarkrosesENT, Shawn and Toni's Pinterest as well as both of their Goodreads profiles which you can find here.

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7167069.Shawn_Hilton

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7167070.Toni_Force

We thank all of you who can honestly call yourselves fans, because you have already done so much, and we hope that you will not begrudge us asking a little more. We are looking for Reviewers to read the books and write reviews for them on goodreads and Amazon. For more info send an Email to [email protected]

In the coming weeks there will be alot mroe announcements leading up to some major and really good changes in the company setup and structure. We look forward to entertaining you completely.

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Never a problem Shane, we are releasing the next inbetween Novella sometime the end of this month.

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Or sparkly ones... Shivers...lol..

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Mine now Available from Amazon In both Ebook and Paperback, and remember that each copy sold a portion of the profit goes to help The National MS society.  0.50 Cent's from each Paperback and 1.00 from each Ebook sold will go to the The Jordan Hilton MS Fund.

http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR?pg=fund&fr_id=7540&pxfid=352589

Set during the events of Fire and Ice.

The friend zone, the one place that every man and woman is terrified of being placed. Sometimes in the games of heart and love, it is the place you end up no matter how hard you try to stay out of it. Once your there, it takes a roll of the dice that no one expected to show the one who put you in the friend zone that you don't belong there. Nikki and Mike have been friends for over two years. The tension has always been present between them, but somehow the wall of friend zone was built. The question is, just how strong is that wall.

Welcome to the world of the Michigan Shapers. Enjoy the ride as they fight for their rights in a world where Vampires are more accepted than they are.

Love in a world where finding a mate could be a death sentence, and that is just a typical Monday.

Where can you get it?
Ebook Amazon : http://www.amazon.com/Mine-Dark-Dreams-1-1-ebook/dp/B00EU901B0/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1377784503&sr=1-2&keywords=Mine+Shawn+Hilton+and+ToniToni Force

Publisher Paperback : https://www.createspace.com/4397519

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Fire and Ice the Ebook version is currently on Sale for 4.99. This is for the Ebook only and it is only a test. If it sells best at this price we will leave it at this price. If not we will reevaluate later. But if you wanted to get the Ebook and the price was to high for you, this is your chance.

http://www.amazon.com/Fire-Ice-Dark-Dreams-ebook/dp/B00E8GNTA0/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1377355412&sr=1-1&keywords=fire+and+ice+shawn+hilton

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Welcome to indie-publishing, where 99.9% of the people are in the continual process of marketing their books:

My Top 10 Tips

1. Start a blog
2. Post comments on other blogs
3. Post on forums (check)
4. Make business cards and don't let them sit on your desk (4 1/2: get a business card case)
5. Make a facebook page
6. Email everyone that's emailed you in the past year (you have a folder, right?)
7. Try a coupon, reduced price, or free promo.
8. Write another book, preferably the second volume.
9. Write another book, preferably the third volume.
10. Pray.

Best advice I have read yet.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: My sales are so bad ...
« on: September 10, 2013, 02:31:33 am »
..I am debating paying readers, just to read it.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: BookLikes
« on: September 10, 2013, 01:36:52 am »
I use it and I have really enjoyed it. But then again, I use everything I possibly can to my advantage to try and get the word out to readers about my books. As others have said its more like tumblr and it only takes a few seconds to make a post.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Facebook to Twitter
« on: September 10, 2013, 01:33:02 am »
My facebook posts are automatically tweeted, you have to add it as an app, and if i understood it correctly, your facebook and your twitter have to use the same email address, the way you do it is on twitter you click the add friends button and let it add your friends from Facebook to your twitter, and after that you should be connected.

BUT how did you do it in reverse so that your tweets go to your facebook I have not figured that out yet.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Media Exposure vs. Sales ?
« on: September 10, 2013, 01:23:23 am »
I have experienced pretty much the same. The only time I seem to get a big sales bump, is right after we get a review even if it's from a random reader. I think this is because their friends, see that they read and they liked it. So they are more apt to try it.

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I was asked the other day when Book 2 would be release from the Dark Dreams series and the Answer is not until after January at least. We have several Novellas, and at least two other books that will be coming out before it is ready for release.

Fire and Ice has been up for sale for over a month and a half now, and despite my claims and personal belief that I am a God. I have not as of yet mastered the art of typing a book a day. But it is moving along. But much like Tv and movies, it will have to wait it's turn. The reasons for that are two fold, first like allot of Authors as Toni and I start to write on something, it depends which story is jumping up and down on our brains, and screaming in our ears that it needs to be told.

Second and this is the reason that even I hate has to be a reason. We are trying to build a career which attempting to make enough money from entertaining you, just to live off of. This means we have to write and get ready for sale things that will attract you and more people into wanting to read it. Then there is the formatting, there is the editing, the proof reading. So as time rolls on we are getting several things into the various stages. Now while Fire and Ice has sold well, we are not Stephen King, or J.K Rowling we do not make enough off the sales of just one book to say, Yep i can pay my bills. So we have to keep working on books and novellas and so on, which means that Book 2 is in the line, and the line is moving.

Want to help? here is how Go to Goodreads. If you have read and rated the book. Write a review, tell me and Toni what you liked. Do on Amazon where you bought the book. Because we cannot know what you like and what you don't like unless you tell us.

Love always
Fire and Ice

Shawn Hilton

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Announcing From the Writers of Fire and Ice Shawn Hilton and Toni Force, the Release of Mine A dark Dreams Novella.

Set during the events of Fire and Ice.

The friend zone, the one place that every man and woman is terrified of being placed. Sometimes in the games of heart and love, it is the place you end up no matter how hard you try to stay out of it. Once your there, it takes a roll of the dice that no one expected to show the one who put you in the friend zone that you don't belong there. Nikki and Mike have been friends for over two years. The tension has always been present between them, but somehow the wall of friend zone was built. The question is, just how strong is that wall.

Welcome to the world of the Michigan Shapers. Enjoy the ride as they fight for their rights in a world where Vampires are more accepted than they are.

Love in a world where finding a mate could be a death sentence, and that is just a typical Monday.

As an Added bonus 1.00 from each Ebook sale, and 50 cent's from each Paperback book sale will be donated to the National MS Society. If you liked Fire and Ice you will not want to miss Mine.

Official Release date is Friday 30th of August but order yours now direct from the publisher, link below.

https://www.createspace.com/4397519

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Press release for August 2013

Available now from Dark Roses Entertainment

By Shawn Hilton and Toni Force

A debut novel that will pull at your heart. A new romance that will sink it's teeth in you.

In the first novel of the Dark Dreams series, Fire and Ice, you meet Scott and Armida, two people who feel real in their not so fantastic preternatural lives.

Scott: 20 years ago he was sure that he had found the perfect love that everyone, man or women, in the world looks for, then it slipped through his fingers as she ran on very cold feet. It has made him angry. It has made him cold in his rage.

Armida: She had found the perfect man. He was everything she ever wanted or needed, no matter that her family did not like him as much as she had hoped. Then he changed and became so different that she was scared of losing everything she was to his very dominant heart. No matter how much heat she brought to the table, the fear of the dark and unknown would not leave her.

20 years have passed and the world has moved on, they had moved on. But sometimes the world knows you have to look back and understand the past, before the future can be lived.

Fire and Ice, this new Supernatural Romance, is set in a world that is changing, with political moves that seek to make slaves of the very independent and strong Shapeshifters, A world divided by the need for dominance and control. Based in the beautiful landscape of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Join the people who have already discovered the Michigan Shapeshifters. Shawn Hilton and Toni Force bring you a world filled with love, friendship, pain and political backstabbing that will catch the imagination and show you that just because you think someone is different then you, doesn't mean they are. Aimed at young adults to older readers, it has something for everyone.

Fire and Ice is already proving its value with sales. This book will have you wanting more and actually asking for it for Christmas. Toni Force, born and raised in Michigan and Shawn Hilton, a retired soldier from the east coast, bring a plethora of life experience into their writing that builds a world that not only feels real and entertaining, but holds you with the fantastic and grabs the imagination.

Get your copy of Fire and Ice now available from Amazon Books in both Paperback and Ebook for Kindle. You won't want to miss the romance, you wont want to miss the adventure, and most of all you wont want to miss the pleasure.

Things other readers have said about Fire and Ice:

"If you like shifters then "Fire and Ice" is the book you have to read." Iliana Goodreads

"really interesting and can't wait for more." Tracy Paige Author of Rayne Zuri Files

- See more at: https://www.facebook.com/DarkRosesEntertainment , http://darkrosesent.co.nr/ and for Twitter @DarkrosesENT

About the Authors:

Shawn Hilton joined the U.S. Army young and began writing as a way to entertain his mind. All his stories have romance in some form or another (even when it is a lunatic vampire who thinks sleeping in his victim's blood is enjoyable.). He likes his characters to have a thread of reality to them. Maybe their actions are fantastic and can stretch the imagination, their personalities, their reasons for their anger or other emotions all have to feel real to him and his readers. He was born in Washington D.C. but was raised all through the states of Maryland and Virgnia. He has lived in Germany and Egypt, and has traveled through Europe and looks forward to more for both research and pleasure. Currently living in Germany where he is close to his three children who always with out fail are close to his heart. He has worked as a soldier, a paramedic, and nurse, as well as in a warehouse as a everything from stock boy, to floor manager, and he tries to bring that feel of harsh reality and life lived into everything he writes.

Toni Force has always enjoyed reading a variety of genres as long as the story is good. Romances however, have always been her favorites followed closely by fantasy or paranormal stories. Combine the two elements and she will re-read a story. She hopes the stories she writes will encourage the readers to re-read the story just because they enjoyed the ride the first time. Toni wrote her first book in the third grade, winning a spot in a young authors convention in her area. In later years, one of her poems was published in her community college newspaper. It wasn't until she was pregnant for her youngest child that her husband first encouraged her to write after he read a short story she wrote for her son . Currently, she is living in Michigan with her husband and two children.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Do you write something new while revising?
« on: August 04, 2013, 10:50:17 pm »
yes I do, I am almost always writing. Like right now myself and my partner, are working on two Novellas, a Short story, and the next book in our series. That is on top of the two Novellas we have done and waiting to be published already, that we are editing. It's a lot of work, and at the same time though we have breaks where we write nothing.

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Oh my god hell yes.

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We are happy to announce that we have opened ordering early. The book Fire and Ice can be ordered here - https://www.createspace.com/4355357


we have made a few last minute changes, to the book and it's cover. So get your copy now.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Ok a question for erotica writers
« on: July 26, 2013, 01:01:47 pm »
Swolf, thanks for the comment and for the most part I agree with you. We did go back and check several times, and both scenes were written specifically to add the story as whole. I think it is more that she was older, and for as much as I love her she is a tiny bit the prude. Yes I have said that to her..lol

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Ok a question for erotica writers
« on: July 26, 2013, 12:58:58 pm »
Well we have 6 test readers, and they all loved it and thought it was fitting, one did give me a  "Hey why was there not more smut?" Comment which made me laugh. So I think its fine, but my Aunt and Grandmother basically raised me growing up. So it was important for me to have her read.

I was hoping that the question and the story that went with actually gave some a chuckle. I figured it was something like what you said, but it still caught me off guard. Then in the same breath she congratulated me on finishing the book, and was all old woman excited for me. But the whole time after she said that, partly because of what I call erotica. I was still standing there stunned. MY books erotica when did that happen? for a second I was actually gonna go back and make sure that some of the other sex scenes we had written had not snuck their way in on their own.

 ;D

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Ok a question for erotica writers
« on: July 26, 2013, 12:42:21 pm »
No the really aren't a major part of the book.  Its a paranormal romance. So I though a sex scene and a half was pretty fitting I mean even in reality sex happens..lol.. I know what the differences are, or at least I thought I did. But when your aunt (a women in her 70's by the way.) said that to me, I had this very childish split second of oh my god my Aunt reads Erotica, wait my Aunt knows what Erotica is? It less a serious question and more a fun one. Because personally I like Erotica. All literature really and I see why and where it has it's place. I am just trying to wrap my head around my aunt calling my book Erotica, for a scene and a half out of like 40..lol

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Writers' Cafe / Ok a question for erotica writers
« on: July 26, 2013, 12:31:24 pm »
At what point does a book become Erotica. I ask this because my book that gets released on Aug 1 has a sex scene in a half in it, and to be honest I thought it was a pretty minor sex scene and a half. The Half meaning it has an oral sex scene, that all it shows is him going down on her and then it hints that there was more to it, and then one full sex scene. Well one of my relavtives read the book before release and she says to me, I didn't know you write erotica. Which caught me a bit off guard, so here is my question where is the line?--- :P

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Writers' Cafe / Re: A little advice
« on: July 23, 2013, 06:18:25 pm »
yea thats exactly what I mean, like a story in a story. I get this alot, where the story will jump into my head, and it has to be told exactly as it comes into my head, and thats how I see it playing out. My writing partner calls it my own personal brand of insanity..lol

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Writers' Cafe / A little advice
« on: July 23, 2013, 05:58:29 pm »
OK with the first book in the series coming out on Aug 1st. I had an idea for a novella to go along with it. But the idea to tell the story, I have never seen done in a book, in a TV show yea but not in a book. I want to tell the story like the main character is telling the story to someone. So there are scenes breaks in the story, where you see the main character telling the story to his Alpha. But I royal suck(and I know this already) At writing in first person, and the scenes where he is telling the story is in normal narrating 3rd person. But do you think it could work doing the whole thing in narrating 3rd person. if i do it this way. A tv show I saw that did about what i am thinking of was a farscape episode where they went to a party planet, because the pilot had thrown the two male leads off the ship.

So yea some imput would be appreciated.

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