Thursday, September 25, 2014

Tima Maria Lacoba - Award winning author - The Dantonville Series.

Hi, I'm Tima Maria, and I write vampire books, but not just any vamp books - mine are Roman soldiers cursed by a Pictish witch in the 3rd century.

So, how did I start this series? In a previous life (before I started writing) I was a practicing archaeologist and historian, specializing in Roman Britain. Later, I took up high school teaching, as it gave me the opportunity to take my students on overseas excursions to visit the amazing archaeological sites they'd only seen in books.

Then one day, I surrendered to the itch of writing. After many years reading and correcting my students' creative writing tasks and essays, I decided it was time to write my own. I couldn't hold it in any longer. BLOODGIFTED is the result.

In 2011, it was shortlisted in the Atlas Award - sponsored by a boutique Brisbane publisher - and eventually came fourth.

In 2012, it was listed among the top ten in the Choclit, Search for an Aussie Star Competition.

In 2013, I was offered a publishing contract, but declined in favour of going indie. I liked the idea of being in charge of my own creation.

BLOODGIFTED is just the start of a three part series I've entitled, THE DANTONVILLE LEGACY. Later, I intend writing individual books on the other characters in the series, for they all have their own story.

Currently, I live on the Central Coast, an hour's drive north of Sydney, surrounded by wooded hills, possums and seed-dropping rosellas. 

Between bouts of writing, I teach English and History, enjoy long walks while dodging the nesting magpies and plot the next series of books I'd like to write.

Editorial Reviews For BLOODGIFTED


"Bloodgifted is an intriguing blend of history and contemporary paranormal romance... With beautiful descriptions and solid, visual action scenes her strength, let alone her historical knowledge, I have no doubt this talented indie-author will grow from strength to strength as the series progresses." -Lindsay J Pryor, Best Selling author of the Blackthorn series - Blood Shadows, Blood Roses and Blood Torn. 

"Bloodgifted has a little something for everyone: romance, drama, action and much more." -Library Mosaic

"What an interesting read! You will be amazed and gripped to each page until the end, and the END... OMG! I loved it. I can't freaking wait for book 2!Book Obsessed Momma

"I fell in love with this story, and the characters of this book... Vampires, a witch, action, suspense and romance are all in this book." Paranormal Romance Authors That Rock

"I've never been a fan of vampire novels, but this book not only changed my mind, but it made me a fan.Reads a Lot

"I was hooked from the beginning and found myself picking up this story when I really should have been working on something else. I just couldn't get it off my mind.Chick Lit Plus

"An enticing story of romance, passion and a discovery of true identity... a real page turner and gripping read... Tima has rekindled my love affair with vampires!" A Novel Thought.

"Had me turning the pages... I'm anxious for more!" Storm Goddess Reviews

"This story is awesome! I couldn't put it down. Lots of twists and turns... THE ENDING! UGH! Cannot wait for book #2. Step Into Fiction.

From the Author

I loved writing this book, and combining my love of ancient history, vampires, spooky curses and an old fashioned romance. Who doesn't like a love story, with a hint of danger, suspense and mystery? 

My hope is that everyone who reads Bloodgifted, will enjoy it as much as I had fun writing it! 

Editorial Reviews For BLOODPLEDGE


"The characters are ... great and wonderfully written. The tension is high throughout the story... A well-written, fun and interesting book." CJ Mackenzie @Goodreads  

"I was easily sucked into the world of Alec and Laura and vampires. Plot twists, a steamy romance and tension that runs high throughout, made this a page turner for me." Chick Lit Plus  

"I'm loving this series... Can't wait till the next book to see how everything will turn out ..." Sweets Books  

"The main characters, Alec and Laura, are hard not to love... It was awesome, and I am very much looking forward to the next book!!" Step Into Fiction  

"This series has it all. There's interesting history, lots of action, suspense, intrigue and romance. The other characters are lots of fun. I can't wait until Lacoba gives us a book for each of them!" Readsalot, from Irresistible Reads

Laura's Locket - currently free from most online stores.

CURRENTLY FREE FROM MOST ONLINE STORES - - A short story about a silver locket, a mysterious young man and a fated meeting. 

When eighteen-year-old Laura Anne Dantonville goes on her end-of-school trip to Italy, she is accompanied by her two best friends, Beth and Angie. As soon as they arrive in Sorrento, she meets the mysterious—and devastatingly handsome—Philippe. He is gallant and charming, and Laura loses her heart. Their meetings are brief and secret, and Philippe gives her a lovely silver locket. She swears to wear it always. Until one night… 

This short story takes place some years before BLOODGIFTED and reveals more of Laura and Philippe's history. 

5.0 out of 5 stars Get Swept Away, Italian Style! May 7, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
This Novella was truly my ‘Romantic Getaway’! Laura and her besties go on holiday to the Amalfi coast in Italy. I had just been there last summer and I was reliving it all over again. Imagine you meet Mr Dreamboat while you are there and are instantly swept off your feet! Laura meets a handsome stranger who seems too good to be real! Her friends are very suspicious and rightfully so. Seems Laura is oddly obsessed with this man and will break all rules to be in his company. So ladies, get in the bubble bath, burn some candles and get ready to be swept away- Italian style!



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