The Bandit Creek finale, CURSED, by Vivi Anna, is released!

The grand finale of the Bandit Creek Books series is here! Read Vivi Anna’s CURSED, the story of Jack, at Amazon!

cursed-banditcreekFor as long as Jack can remember he’d been a resident of Bandit Creek. For almost two hundred years he’s been roaming the streets, alone, drinking to forget about his damned life. Cursed by a demon, he can’t die, although he’s tried many times.  The only thing that can release him from this wretched existence is to find the gold he stole all those years ago and return it to those who died in the flood. Only problem is…with his mind so ruined he can’t remember where he buried it.

His salvation comes with Kristen Morgan’s arrival. The infamous psychic and the sheriff’s daughter can help him. There’s only one other person who knows where the gold is…his long dead partner Colton. And Kristen’s seen him in her dreams.

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30 Days of Secrets: Vivi Anna

DO YOU BELIEVE?

Okay, I have a secret to confess.  To some people it may not come as a surprise, to others who know me differently, it might be a big shocker.  Are you ready?  Here it is…

I believe in psychic abilities.

Do I think it’s a gift from some otherworldly entity?  Nope.  I am of the belief that it is part of the brain, an ability. And some people have accessed it while most of us haven’t and never will.  Women’s intuition I believe is part of it.  That niggling doubt or feeling in the pit of the stomach. That’s a message that something is wrong.  As women we should always listen to it.  But what I’m talking about right now is psychic ability like fortune-telling and past readings and touch empathy.

Once, I went to one of those psychic fairs.  I wasn’t expecting much.  Just some parlor tricks, someone telling me some vague details about my future and my past.  But I ended up getting a reading from a young girl that made me believe.  It was actually quite by accident that I ended up at her table.  I hadn’t planned on going to that corner of the big room, but my shoelace came untied and I stopped, bent down to tie it and something caught my eye.  So I moseyed on up to this unadorned, plain-looking table, and started to flip through a photo album that was there.

There were pictures of a young girl from baby to maybe nineteen, twenty and she was with various people, I assumed her friends and family. Then I alighted on a specific picture.  I looked and looked, and realized I knew the woman in the photo.  Her name was Fran and I had worked with her for years, until she just up and quit and I never saw her again.  I’d always liked Fran.   Then this young girl came over and tapped the photo and said, “That’s my mom.”

So I ended up at a small table with this young girl and she was going to read my cards.  She told me details about my upcoming wedding, (I’d just recently got engaged, and wasn’t wearing a ring), including the day we had picked to get married.  She also told me there would be strife in our marriage, and what it would be about (ended up being true, and my marriage ended), she also told me I would suffer for my art, but eventually I would be very successful and happy.  (still working on that.)  Needless to say, she made me a believer.

My belief is probably why I had a great time creating a psychic character for my Bandit Creek book.  In LOST, Kirsten Morgan can read objects, she can find people, people that have gone missing, and/or are dead.  The dead speak to her.  She hates every minute of it, but she knows she has a gift and has to use it to help people.  Even if everyone around her doesn’t believe in her.

Do you believe in something that other people think is crazy, or strange or different?  Confess it here, and have a chance to win any book in my backlist.

* The draw has been made. The winner is Catherine! *

‘Lost’ Released Today!

Don’t forget to pick up your copy of LOST today! To buy, click on the cover on the right side of this page. Want it in another format? Click here.

Kirsten Morgan can hear the dead. And now they are calling to her, to come home to Bandit Creek.
A girl has gone missing, and the law don’t have any leads. But the last thing Sheriff Samuel Morgan wants to see is his famous psychic daughter in his office telling him how to do his job. At odds for years, Kirsten doesn’t know how to talk to her father but she knows she has to push him to a place he doesn’t want to go. Because the dead are talking, and she has to answer, or lose her mind forever.

Read an excerpt.

Carla Interviews Vivi Anna About ‘Lost’

Hi, I’m Carla Roma and welcome to Bandit Creek, a small town with a mountain of secrets. Picture this: I’m at some club that I can’t even remember the name of and there’s a woman in the middle of the room, laughing and talking.  She stands out partly because she’s sporting this wicked red hair but more because of her energy and presence.  Everyone wants to talk to her, including me.  That was the first time I met Vivi Anna. Then I read her Valorian Chronicles and I was blown away because these fabulous books bring together two of my very favorite things – vampires and forensics.  I love the juxtaposition of the myth with the science.  It was only a matter of time before Vivi and I decided to collaborate and together with a bunch of our friends, Bandit Creek was the inevitable outcome.

Today I am thrilled to talk to her about her book, LOST, the first in the Bandit Creek series.

Carla: Welcome Vivi. Thanks for joining me, I know how busy you’ve been lately what with all the film and TV projects you’re working on.

Vivi: For you Carla, anything. Well, just about anything.

Carla: Ha! Let’s start off by telling our readers how this Bandit Creek project came together.

Vivi: Well, it was magic really. One of those things that starts as a glimmer of an idea, then explodes into something spectacular by the sheer force of creativity of the people involved. I was talking about self-publishing and how one of the great things about is, that an author can work with any other author they wanted to. We were constricted by publishing houses or the ability to put an idea together that you could sell to one of the big publishers. I said that I could work with anyone I wanted, I could even collaborate with all of you. And that’s when it happened. I could see the spark in people’s eyes…and it went from there. It was one of my most amazing moments I’ve ever encountered.

Carla: Yup, it was. There was more creative energy in that room than I’ve ever experienced.

Carla: Okay, so now let’s talk about your book LOST. It’s the lead story, yes?

Vivi: Yes. We decided as a group that because of my experience with self-publishing and the fact that I am a fairly fast writer, that it would be best to put out my story first. To set the stage sort of speak.

Carla: LOST is a bit of a departure for you, isn’t it? There isn’t a vampire, lycan, fae, or demon in sight.

Vivi: Yeah, LOST ended up being a mystery with a bit of paranormal. My lead protagonist has psychic abilities.

Carla: She can communicate with the dead, right?

Vivi: Not communicate per se, she can hear them. But she can’t necessarily speak to them. She’s not a medium. She also has the ability to find missing things, or things that are hiding. She uses these abilities to find missing people, and/or the dead.

Carla: I get chills just thinking about it. Can you tell us a little more about Kirsten Morgan? Why hasn’t she been back to Bandit Creek, her childhood home, in so long?

Vivi: Because of her father, the Sheriff. He’s never really believed in her abilities. She thinks he blames her for the missing Baker boy fiasco. And blames her for her mother’s death.

Carla: Oh, I have to know about Mr. Tall, Dark and Gorgeous, Adam Medicine Crow.

Vivi: Adam is one of those men who you can’t not like. He’s charming, sexy, and loves being the protector. He’d just as easily help an elderly woman across the street with her shopping bags, and flirt with her at the same time, making her feel like the most beautiful woman in the world. He and Kirsten have history. Let’s leave it at that.

Carla: One thing I thought was special about this series was that it is a mixture of genres. Not just paranormal, or mysteries, or erotic romances, but a mixture of everything.

Vivi: Yes we decided as a group to experiment with that. We didn’t want to be limiting to our authors. Some authors write mainly historicals, others like YA. So we thought why not just open it up and allow the author to explore whatever type of story they wanted to write. Some of the stories are romances, others are not. Some are spicy, others have no sex in them at all. But we did make sure that we’ve labeled them as such, so the reader knows what they are buying.

Carla: That’s fantastic. Is there anything else you’d like to share before I let you go and actually do some work?

Vivi: I’d just like to say, I hope that readers will enjoy this series. That there will be something for everyone. And because of the low prices, I hope that readers will try something new. Thanks.

Carla: Thank you Vivi for taking time out of your busy schedule to talk with me today about this exciting new series.

You can connect with Vivi at her twitter account @authorViviAnna where she spends most of her time. Also check out her website www.vivianna.net to see all the amazing books she has written. Also check out her other website www.tawnystokes.com where she’s written YA books under the name Tawny Stokes.