Thoughts on the wild, the weird, and the romantic from author Joy Nash
- Name: Joy Nash
- Location: United States
Joy Nash is a USA Today Bestselling Author and RITA Award Finalist applauded by Booklist for her "tart wit, superbly crafted characters, and sexy, magic-steeped plots."
» Wednesday, November 16, 2016
» Thursday, October 27, 2016
Alpha vs. Beta: the Hero Wars
Whose side are YOU on in the Hero Wars? Arrogant Alpha? Or Bashful Beta?
Check out my guest blog on Hart's Romance Pulse to read my take on this burning issue!!
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» Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Halloween Happenings and FREE BOOKS!
To celebrate Halloween, I’ve teamed up with more than 50 fantastic paranormal romance authors to give away a huge collection of novels, PLUS a Kindle Fire to one lucky winner! You can win my novel The Night Everything Fell Apart, plus books from awesome authors like Angie Fox and Maggie Shayne! Good luck!
But hurry, because the clock is ticking.
Your chance to win disappears on Halloween!
» Monday, October 10, 2016
Free Books! Free Books!
» Tuesday, October 04, 2016
I'll be hanging around a few blogs this week - check them out:
Oct 3 Rolo Polo Book Blog
Guest post: How I Cleared Stuff Out of My House and a Book Out of My Head. Read it here!
Oct 4 yah gotta read this
Excerpt Read it here!
Oct 5 Mama Reads Blog
Guest post: Myth, Mayhem & Nephilim Read it here!
Oct 7 A Hopeless Romantic’s Booklandia
Guest post: Q&A about the Nephilim series Read it here
Plus, there's still time to subscribe to my newsletter for a chance to win $50, $20 or $10 to spend at Amazon.com. Contest ends Oct 31. Enter contest here!
» Monday, September 19, 2016
Contest! Win $50, $20, or $10
Listen up, people who like to win stuff!!!
The Night Everything Fell Apart is out on October 4, and I'm celebrating with a contest! As a thank you to my lovely email newsletter subscribers, I’m offering a chance to win one of three Amazon.com gift certificates—$50, $20, or $10.
No purchase necessary! Just click the link below and fill in your info. Please note that by entering the contest, you agree to join my monthly newsletter mailing list.
Contest closes midnight October 31. Winners will be announced in my November newsletter. Good luck!
» Friday, September 09, 2016
A Nephilim Series Glossary
Nephilim, Nephil – The Nephilim (plural): a race of cursed human/demon hybrid beings, descended from an ancient group of fallen angels. Nephil (singular): one of the Nephilim.
The Watchers – A group of 200 angels who lived on Earth circa 3000 BCE. The Watchers were cursed by Heaven after they took human women as wives. This forbidden union produced the cursed race known as the Nephilim.
The curse of the Nephilim was delivered by the archangel Raphael. It removed their souls and limited their maximum lifespan to 120 years, with no hope of an afterlife. The curse also causes Nephil clans to war amongst themselves. If they ever got together, the fragments of Heavenly magic—divided amongst the Nephil clans—might be reunited. And that might not be such a good thing.
Oblivion – The state of hopeless and eternal non-being awaiting the Nephilim after death. To be avoided and delayed at all costs.
The Ordeal – a physical and mental transformation process by which a dormant Nephil becomes adept. During the Ordeal, a Nephil gains full magical powers, including the ability to shapeshift into demon form. A failed Ordeal results in death or insanity.
Adept – An adult Nephil, who has completed the Ordeal and gained full magical powers.
Dormant – A young Nephil who hasn't yet gained full magical powers via the Ordeal.
Guide – The adept who assists a transitioning dormant through the Ordeal. Without a guide, a transitioning Nephil has very little chance of surviving the Ordeal with his/her life and sanity intact.
Enthrallment – Enslavement. A Nephil adept is most easily enthralled by his/her guide upon exiting the Ordeal. A defeat in battle may also allow the victorious adept to enthrall the defeated one, but this is much less certain. Enthrallment can only be broken by the death of master or thrall.
Near-death experience (NDE) – An NDE, experienced by a Nephil dormant, triggers the Ordeal. If a post-puberty dormant doesn't experience a NDE and subsequent Ordeal, his/her cells mutate, causing cancer and an early death.
Ancestral Memories – Memories of Nephil adepts who are now in Oblivion, all that remain of a Nephil after death. Ancestral memories become accessible to direct descendants during and after the Ordeal.