VISIONS OF FIRE AND ICE: Book Release Celebration & Giveaways!!

Today we are celebrating the release of the first-in-a-new-series title by Teresa D’Amario. Visions of Fire and Ice is the exciting new tale about an ancient race of aliens, Egyptian mythology, and true love.

VisionssmallTrapped on a planet not their own, the Petiri spend their lives hiding the natural gifts that set them apart from the world. They live long and unfulfilled lives, unable to find their soul mates on this backward planet known as Earth. That is until the night Ramose comes face to face with Tamara, a woman whose gifts rival his own. Determined to find why this human is in possession of an ancient magical Petiri relic, he arranges a meeting.

But Tamara, embittered from past events, is wary despite lifelong dreams of Ramose and a sure knowledge he is her soul mate. Before long the couple find themselves ensnared in a battle that has raged for millennia in Egypt’s desert. Set, Egyptian God of Chaos, is determined to take his just due: the throne of Osiris.

The only way to stop him is for Ramose to put his trust in Tamara, but, first, he must gain the same from her. The ensuing sensual relationship is filled with romance, lust and love. Their relationship is tested by an unnatural evil. Will her powers over fire, combined with his ice be enough to win the day? Or will the ancient gods and goddesses of Egypt destroy more than just their love?

  • Publisher: Freya’s Bower
  • Release Date: September 18, 2013
  • Series: Petiri Books
  • Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal
  • Pages: 359 pages
  • Purchase Info:Freya’s Bower

In celebration of Teresa’s new release, we are hosting a FABULOUS book giveaway with three (3) great prizes.

prizefirstplaceFirst prize includes:

  • Brand new – Author’s After Dark 2013 Vampire ball Bag!

  • One Autographed copy of Mermaid’s Kiss by Joey W. Hill

  • One Autographed copy of Tigress By the Tail by Teresa D’Amario, as Published by Tease Publishing.

  • One Autographed copy of Vampire Bites from AAD 2013

  • One $20 gift card for Shutterfly

  • One free e-book from Jade Lee.

  • One Free e-book from Heather Long, Into The Spotlight

  • One downloadable copy of Malcolm by Eliza Gayle

  • One downloadable copy of Bound to Seduction by Elisabeth Naughton

  • Plus book swag!

Second prize includes:prizesecondplace2

  • One Freya’s Bower Bag

  • One copy of Release Me by J. Kenner

  • One copy of Blood Rights by Kristen Painter

  • One copy of Vampire Bites, from AAD 2013.

  • One copy of Second Hand by Heidi Cullinan and Marie Sexton

  • One downloadable e-book from Jade Lee

  • One downloadable copy of Malcolm, by Eliza Gayle

  • One downloadable copy of Into the Spotlight by Heather Long

  • One autographed copy of Dark Succession by Teresa D’Amario

  • Plus book swag!

prizethirdplaceThird prize includes:

  • One Author’s After dark Vampire Ball Bag

  • One Autographed copy of The Accidental Highland Hero, by Terry Spear

  • One autographed copy of SheWolf by Teresa D’Amario

  • One copy of Just Like Cats and Dogs by BA Tortuga

  • One copy of Second Hand by Heidi Cullinan and Marie Sexton

  • One copy of Blood and Bullets by James R. Tuck

  • One copy of Secret, A Novel by L. Marie Adeline

  • One downloadable e-book from Jade Lee

  • Plus book swag!

How to enter:

There are five blogs participating in today’s celebration:

The Book Nympho

Books Make Me Happy

Little Read Riding Hood

Literary Escapism

That’s What I’m Talking About

Each blog has a question to answer, so the more blogs you visit, the more entries you will gain.

For THIS blog, your question is…

Who is your FAVORITE Egyptian God/Goddess?

Click HERE to enter the Rafflecopter giveaways!!! Good Luck!!

The giveaway is open from September 27, 2013 until midnight on Saturday October 5, 2013. Contest open to US mailing addresses, only. Three (3) winners will be selected randomly from eligible entries. Prizes to be mailed by the author, Teresa D’Amario. The author, this blog nor the blog owner is responsible for items lost in the mail.

About the Author:
Teresa-DAmarioBorn in Atlanta, the daughter of an Army Soldier during the early stages of the Viet Nam war, Teresa spent her childhood traveling from state to state, finally ending up overseas in Germany where she graduated high school six months early.
Her writing career, however, began as a young Airman in the Air Force, writing monthly articles for the weekly base paper.  The articles ranged from climatological data to full center fold articles on the destructive forces of hurricanes.  As she increased in rank, her writing changed to more technological instruction, including such works as WSR-88D Doppler Radar Data Interpretation Guide for North Carolina Stations, and Station Operating Procedures.
But her early writing wasn’t limited only to the technological side.  She’s written multiple dog training and behavior articles for canine websites such as Sonora Canine Freestyle, and also the Ask Blackjack column, a fun training column in the voice of my labrador retriever, then a young pup.

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  1. Comment by Aimee:

    Gotta be Isis. I really like Egyption mythology, so I’m looking forward to reading these books.

  2. Comment by unareads:

    Hmm, I do not really know or remember my Egyptian mythology. Thanks to the wiki, I think the goddess Ma’at. I like what she is “in charge” of and I did read a story where she appeared and I enjoyed her depiction.

  3. Comment by jovialvampyre:

    I guess it would be Isis.

  4. Comment by Teresa D'Amario - Author:

    Isis is definitely great. My favorite though is Thoth. He is alot more than he seems, and was powerful enough to bring Isis’s son back to life when even she couldn’t! Thanks for stopping by and make sure you keep coming back! We’re going till the 5th!

  5. Comment by Stephanie Fredrick:

    I’ve always been intrigued by Bastet and Sekhmet. The ladies of east and west. One is family and home. The other strength and destruction.

  6. Comment by Sierra A McBride:

    Anubis of course. : )
    TY for the giveaway !

  7. Comment by robbibird3:

    I don’t know a lot about Egyptian mythology so don’t know a great deal of who is who. The only one who comes to mind that I think is Egyptian is Bast and I like her because she is revered for her devotion to cats and the big cats are some of my favorite shifters to read about.

  8. Comment by Eva Millien:

    Bast, Goddess of cats! Thanks for sharing the great sounding books. Thanks for sharing the awesome prize packs. evamillien at gmail dot com

  9. Comment by Danielle @ Ladybug Literature:

    Hecate. Goddess of magic. 😀

  10. Comment by fangswandsfairy:

    Bastet – the cat goddess, of course!

  11. Comment by bn100:


  12. Comment by Whitney:

    My favorite Egyptian God is Nun. Nun was the only thing that existed on Earth before there was land. Then, the first land rose out of Nun. Nun is also associated with the chaos that exists at the edges of the universe.

    She is the ocean of Earth and stars. The ocean can be calm but also one of the most destructive and chaotic forces in creation. I like to think of her as presiding over the vastness of space, stars and planets as well as the waters of our planet. All life on Earth started in these waters in almost unbelievable acts of evolution. What better example of the beauty of chaos.

    My name, Whitney, is an old nautical term for calm water in the ocean. I have always had a connection to water….but i would not always consider myself the
    calm oasis that my name represents. I like Nun because she is the Ocean in all it’s chaotic beauty. I like to believe that this chaos is just as beautiful as the calm. I like to think she could represent my other aspect of beautiful chaos and that the calm of acceptance of that furry.

    This is my favorite question in this give-away by far

  13. Comment by Teresa D'Amario:

    Whitney – you certainly know your gods/goddesses. 🙂 It’s interesting that you chose the Nun creation story, since so many others choose the other versions. I kind of like her story better myself. Egyptian mythology is so complicated, and alot of people dont’ realize that different egyptians believed in different religions, just like our own here in the world today. For instance, Catholics and Mormons are both christian, but so far different it’s hard to believe. Same happened in Egypt. Once I figured that out, their mythology wasn’t as difficult to figure out for me. Nun – Nun was the only thing that existed on Earth before there was land. Such a beautiful line!

  14. Comment by Teresa D'Amario:

    It’s funny, because for years there was no goddess of Magic. Hecate was just the name of magick, then they made her a goddess! And did you know, the more magic an Egyptian possessed, the more “red” in their hair? And that Set was said to have red hair?

  15. Comment by Teresa D'Amario:

    You are very welcome. Anubis, a dark, and mysterious character for sure!

  16. Comment by Teresa D'Amario:

    That she is. Robbi, just wait until you start learning more and more about them in my books. You would be surprised just how many they have!

  17. Comment by Teresa D'Amario:

    I’ve been wondering if Sekhmet might have been the first vampire. After all, she drank the blood of her victims, and the only way to stop her was mix beer with blood, so she’d get drunk!

  18. Comment by Teresa D'Amario:

    Ma’at is a strong woman. Interestingly, I’ve noticed the female goddesses are the most aggressive in the variety of pantheons in Egypt. And most cunning. Even Isis was able to get Ra to tell him his real name so she could use magic against him and have control over him. Thoth was very intelligent, and diplomatic from what I can tell. He reminds me of a politician, making promises, then convincing others to help him fulfill them. LOL.

  19. Comment by Sebella Blue:

    I’m feeling Sekhmet and Anubis. They were two you did not want to get riled up.

  20. Comment by laufey333:

    I have always loved Egyptian mythology ever since I was a kid and got this book of pictures, artifacts and treasures from the Pharoah’s tombs. I agree that it is interesting to realize that they had several different sects if you will. Their was even a time when they believed in one god, Aten, who was sort of a sun god. After the Pharaoh, Amenhotep, who was the driving force behind this change died, they went back to a polytheistic system. I think your compairson to the different sects of Christianity is a perfect way to understand how it worked. As an aside, his wife was Nefertiti. She, like many of the female gods, was a force to be reckoned with.

    Thanks so much for the personal reply. So excited for this book!

  21. Comment by falicesidoma:

    I would be all mighty Isis& Ra

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  23. Comment by Andrea Cummings:

    Nekhbet, vulture goddess 🙂

  24. Comment by Teresa D'Amario:

    I seem to remember a tv show as a kid, where Isis was on earth, and would become the powerful goddess if she cried out “Oh, Mighty Isis”. 😀 Wonder what that show was?

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