Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Book Signing Tonight!

You *can* tell this book by its cover. The cover looks as if this supernatural novel will be sexy, funny, smart, suspenseful, and original, which is exactly what everybody who has read says it is. I loved Maria's first book in this series and I can't wait to read this new one.

If you're in the neighborhood of Alexandria, Va. this evening, go to her signing!

  • Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Place: Matrix Group HQ, 1033 N. Fairfax St. 2nd Fl., Alexandria, VA
I promise that if you don't already know her, you'll feel as if you do the moment you meet her. And you can stock up on Christmas gifts of signed copies of BLOOD BARGAIN by Maria Lima!

And here, stolen straight from the publicity, is a bit more about this exciting new book and its terrifically fine author:

Blood Bargain follows the story of Keira Kelly, a feisty young woman coming to terms with an unknown supernatural power that may affect her relationship with a handsome vampire. Soon after re-settling in the Texas Hill Country, Keira realizes that her life is much more than meets the eye...much more than she could have ever imagined. Can Keira overcome her fear of the dark presence and unleash the incredible power hidden within her in time to save the man she loves? Come with her; follow her into the darkness if you dare. You will never be bored, but you will be surprised at where her dark and treacherous road leads.


Maria Lima was born in Matanzas, Cuba, to a family of voracious readers and would-be writers. In 1961, when it was clear that the situation wasn't going to change, her family emigrated to the United States, where Maria then discovered the magic of books...lots and lots of books. Starting with the public library, followed by the Scholastic book sales in elementary school, then on from there. As a child, storytelling was part of family dinner hour, when her father, who dreamt of becoming a writer, spoke of heroes, heroines and battles royale. In this was mixed a love of both fictional and non-fictional worlds, of history and splendor, dragons and them that slayed 'em. It's no wonder that Maria grew up composing stories.

In 2007, her first novel, Matters of the Blood debuted from Juno Books, an imprint of Wildside Press. Maria spends most of her days working as Director of Client Services (a.k.a. Cyberdiva) for Matrix Group International, a leading interactive Web agency in the DC metro area. Her evenings and weekends are spent in her writerly persona.


Nancy P said...

Maria, let me know if I got anything wrong, or should take out or put in anything!

I hope your signing is a blast and you sell tons o' books.

Maria Lima said...

Nancy, this is great, thanks so much!

I hope to see some folks wander in from the blogosphere. :)

Nancy P said...

You're very very welcome, Maria!

Is the weather going to co-operate? A person would not want to be launching a book today in Kansas City.

Lisa M said...

Maria, How neat to have this event tonight. I look forward to digging into book one. I zipped through the first couple of chapters this past weekend.
Keira is a HOOT!!

Enjoy YOUR evening!!!!

Nancy P said...

Keira *is* a hoot!

AndiF said...

Cool beans! Hope you have a great book signing, Maria. Be sure to do some finger stretching exercises so your hand doesn't get all wore out. ;)

Maria Lima said...

Thanks, Lisa and Nancy! Keira is a hoot to write, too.

Andi - you are tres tres amusant. While I hope to one day have the lines that Neil Gaiman does, I'm pretty sure my hand won't get all that tuckered out tonight. ::g::

Off to set up the room.

olivia said...

Too kewl! Congrats Maria!

Nancy P said...

Are you home yet? Tell all!

Anonymous said...

Wish I had been in the neighborhood, Maria - I'd have wandered in! Looking forward to hearing all about it.

Snug in NH, where the ice storm is history, except for tons of people STILL without power - and another storm forecast for Friday. Hence my decision to take Amtrak to Maine on Thursday to visit WRW writer girlfriends. No driving in the white stuff for me!

Nestled under my new electric blankie, getting ready to crash. Happy Wednesday to all - see you in the am!

boran2 said...

Good luck with this, Maria!

bono said...

Congrats, Maria! Hope all went well at the book signing. Here's a toast to your success. Cheers.

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