Release Day for Snow the Vampire Slayer

Today, Book Two in Rebekah R. Ganiere’s Farielle Series Snow the Vampire Slayer releases from Fallen Angel Press. If you like kick-ass heroines but still have a soft spot for fairy tales, look no further.


About Snow the Vampire Slayer:
Lady Snow Gwyn is tired of playing “mother” to her seven Vampire Slaying brothers. For the past two years, she’s yearned to be out there fighting at their side as they hunt for bloodsuckers in the black of night. Snow is as good a fighter as any man, but she wasn’t called to be a Slayer. A mere formality in her book.
Prince Sageren, Son of Lothar has spent the last fifty years in exile, awaiting the day when he can finally avenge his family and take back his throne. Barely existing, he’s forced to face his inner demons and the monster he once was, compelling him to vow to never drink from humans again. A simple enough task–until he crosses paths with a human who makes his fangs ache to drain her.
When Snow runs into Prince Sage on a late night trip to the woods, she’s torn between the urge to kill him and the desire to succumb to the feeling he stirs within her. And when Snow’s life is threatened by the same evil that murdered his family, Prince Sage must enlist the aid of Snow’s brothers to not only help him save her life, but to also regain his rightful place as King of the Vampires.
If Sage can keep the Slayers from killing him first.
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About Rebekah:
Rebekah is an award winning author. Her novel Dead Awakenings, debuted in January 2014. Red the Were Hunter, the first in her Farielle Series, released in May. The second book Snow the Vampire Slayer will be releasing in September 22, 2014. And her trilogy The Society will be released Nov. 17th 2014 by Kensington’s Lyrical Press.

Rebekah is the VP of Communications of the RWA FFP Chapter as well as a member of her local Los Angeles and Orange County chapters. In her spare time when she isn’t writing you can find her moderating on or hanging out with her husband, four children and her English Bulldog, rabbit, two bearded dragons, and two tortoises. The escaped snake has yet to be found.
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Books (!!!) and a Giveaway

So this happened…

….and I’m still so very happy to hold my book in my hands!

In addition, Kayelle Allen was kind enough to interview me over at Romance Lives Forever last week.

AND, don’t forget to enter the Goodreads Giveaway for your chance to win a copy of Siege of the Heart. Only twelve more days to go!


Goodreads Book Giveaway

Siege of the Heart by Elise Cyr

Siege of the Heart

by Elise Cyr

Giveaway ends August 20, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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RT Recap

I had such an amazing time at the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention in New Orleans this year, I’m still processing the experience over two weeks later.

With only one book under my belt, I’m relatively new to the field. I wasn’t really sure what to expect from such a large conference. I figured at the very least I’d be able to make some new writing friends and spread the word at bit more about Siege of the Heart at the Kensington events I’d get to participate in. What I got was a heck of a lot more.

It started when I first arrived in New Orleans that Tuesday. This was my first trip to Louisiana, and after checking in, I started exploring the French Quarter. First stop was a seafood lunch then coffee and beignets at Café du Monde.

And yes, it was as good as it looks. After walking around some more and taking in the sights, I ended up at Emeril Lagasse’s NOLA restaurant and treated myself to more fabulous seafood and the wine pairings that came with it.

The next morning I got registered and snapped up my goodie bags before I started hitting the panels. Lunch, I spent with the wonderful Pamela of Badass Romance. She hosted me on her blog awhile back, and I’ve always found her posts to be insightful, in-depth examinations of the genre. Her post on the visual impact the RT conference made is a must-read.

That evening was the multi-publisher sponsored party at Madi Gras World, which was as fun as you might expect it to be. It was fascinating to walk around the different floats—the colors and craftsmanship was amazing.

At the party, I was able to meet some of my Lyrical Press sisters—Eden Ashe and Stacy McKitrick. Eden writes fantasy romance about dragon shifters and Stacy has a steamy series of vampire novels. It was great to finally connect the name with the face and talk shop!

What I liked so much about RT was how even the most innocuous events—standing in line at the Marriott Starbucks or waiting for the bus ride from the party back to the hotels were wonderful opportunities to meet people in the field—bloggers, booksellers, readers and writers. To be able to talk so freely about the books I love with people who feel the same way? That rarely happens, even at my local RWA meetings. I also had the opportunity to get a signed copy of Jeannie Lin’s The Lotus Palace (yay!) and had a few fangirl moments that are best left unmentioned.

The next day, more panels. I took a break from the convention for lunch (yes, sometimes I need to embrace my inner hermit) and decided to go to the Central Grocery, known to have the original muffuletta sandwich—a wonderful concoction of Italian meats, cheese, olives, and capers. Yummy!

Then it was time to prepare for the Kensington book event. Since paperback versions of my book aren’t available yet, we had Lyrical Press samplers to sign, which included excerpts from everyone’s book. I also had my own swag (which surprisingly was quickly snapped up), and Kensington gave us snow globes to hand out, which had our book covers inside them. I kept one to put on my desk back home to keep me inspired!

Afterwards, the Pub Crawl down Bourbon Street. Kensington was stationed at Pat O’Brien’s where I had my very first Hurricane and chatted with my publisher Renee Rocco and marketing director Ellen Chan. These wonderful ladies made me feel so welcome to the Lyrical/Kensington team.




With the Pub Crawl behind me, Stacy McKitrick and I grabbed a late meal at Red Fish Grill, where I had more amazing seafood and great conversation about all things writing. If you love paranormal romance, check her books out.

Friday was my last day in New Orleans. I made the most of it attending some morning panels, then meeting the lovely Juliette Cross for lunch. She has a new series coming out with Lyrical—be sure to check out her gorgeous cover reveal.

I was also interviewed by Dabney Grinnan from All About Romance (!), featuring a number of authors in attendance. I was thrilled to be in such august company. Check out Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 (which includes me!), and Part 4.

Then it was time for me to return home. Tired, out of swag, and brimming with the energy the conference gave me. I’m disappointed I won’t be around for RWA this year—don’t feel too bad as I’ll be in Barcelona with my husband. But RT exceeded my expectations—I think it may have something to do with the “Published Author” ribbon I got to wear. Either way, I look forward to next year!



Find Me at RT!



I’ll be in New Orleans this week to celebrate all things Romance at the RT Convention. Be sure to check out the following events, where you’ll have the opportunity to meet me and my fellow Kensington authors:


MARDI GRAS WORLD CARNIVALE — Wednesday 5/14 @ 7:15pm – 12:00am — Kensington will be hosting the Bananas Foster dessert station, so be sure to come hungry!


KENSINGTON PARTY — Thursday 5/15 @ 5:15pm – 6:15pm (3rd floor ACADIA Ballroom) — Books, swag, and a chance to chat with Kensington authors!


PUB CRAWL — Thursday 5/15 @ 6:30pm – 8:30pm (Pat O’Brien’s @ 620 Bourbon Street) — Come mingle and be merry with Kensington authors and get a taste of Bourbon Street.


If you spot me at these events or at the conference, be sure to say hi. I’ll have some nifty Siege swag too, so don’t be shy!

Release Day for Siege of the Heart

Today is the day! My medieval romance Siege of the Heart is now available to purchase for your reading pleasure.



He fought for king and country, but that battle was nothing compared to the one he’ll wage for a woman’s heart.

 A few lucky readers who got the book through NetGalley have already chimed in on what they think of Siege:

I enjoyed reading this book by Elise Cyr. The book was exciting, never bored me and kept me reading. If you like Knights and their ladies you will fall in love with the characters.

Belinda from Goodreads

I loved the way this story tackled women’s dependence, independence, power and leverage and the loss of independence on marriage and all in a great romance.

Ruth from Goodreads

Unfortunately, the paperback version of the book has been delayed. But it is coming. As soon as I hear when it becomes available, I’ll let you know. For now, ebook versions are available through:

  Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Kensington Books

In the meantime, you can check out my guest interview on DB Sieder’s blog, try your luck to win an ebook copy of Siege through LibraryThing (be sure to scroll down to find it), or keep an eye out for a Goodreads giveaway once the print version is available.

I hope you enjoy Siege of the Heart as much as I enjoyed writing it!

Siege of the Heart Inspiration

My publisher put together the following graphic for me. Love it!


May you find your own book of your heart!

Don’t forget, Siege of the Heart releases April 7th!

Kensington Books
Barnes and Noble

In the meantime, I’m also running a giveaway on LibraryThing if you want to try your luck.

Jacket Copy and an Update

It’s been a while. There are good reasons for this, with the worst timing. A terminally ill father, the decision to become his caregiver, and the personal and professional fallout that’s resulted. I’m still here, of course, but I’ve had to make some adjustments, and stepping away from the blog was a part of that.

But! Over the weekend I just signed off on the galley proofs, and now there’s nothing that prevents the book from reaching readers’ hands come April. The finalized jacket copy and a sneak peek are below to hold you over.

Another step closer!

Another step closer!

Cover Copy:

Still reeling from the news of her father’s death during the Norman Conquest, Isabel Dumont is unprepared when trouble arrives at the castle gates. Alexandre d’Évreux, a Norman knight with close ties to England’s new king, has arrived to secure the land and the loyalties of the Dumont family. Desperate to protect her people, Isabel strives to keep the confounding knight at arm’s length and hide the truth about her father’s death.
For Alexandre, the spoils of war come with more than just a generous gift of land. They come with Isabel Dumont. Vowing to marry only for love, Alexandre finds himself in a difficult situation as a conqueror granted dominion over the land and its people. Isabel is the one person capable of helping him win the regard of those living in the war-torn country…if he chooses to accept her.
Just when Alexandre finds a spark of hope that he and Isabel have a chance at love, she vanishes. His quest to find her plunges him deeper into the conquest’s fallout. Was she taken? Or did she leave?
CONTENT WARNING: Entering into this novel may cause extreme affection toward knights of old, admiration for strong-willed women, and the overwhelming belief that love really can conquer all.



They stood there like hunter and prey, but she would be no man’s quarry.

“I am Alexandre d’Évreux. But you, my dear, can call me Alex. I am here to escort Lord Dumont and his family to London, where he is to greet King William. I chose to ignore your questionable arrival when you were with fever.” He walked toward her with a decided prowl to his gait. “Now, I will wait no longer for answers.”

Isabel lifted her chin. “I have questions of my own.”

“I am sure. But first, Lady Isabel, you will explain to me why Matilde thought it necessary to hide your identity from me.”

“I know not.” Her gaze swept over him once more. “Perhaps she thought your intentions were dishonorable.”

A muscle worked in his jaw. “Matilde is extremely loyal to you, no doubt. I assure you, I am acting under orders from William himself. No harm will come to you or your family, but I expect your cooperation.”

She stiffened. “Am I a prisoner?”

“Non, not unless you refuse to cooperate. I only intend to be your family’s escort to London. How easy or difficult that is will be up to you.”