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Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Jean Murray-Guest Spot!

Today we are very pleased to welcome Jean Murray, to our blog. Jean is the very talented author of the “Soul Reborn” series, and we have been lucky enough to have her happily join us on our blog today. So without further ado, I give you....

Jean Murray.

Dirty little secrets….
I re-tweeted a quote the other day that I think is so true…

We all have three faces: the one we show to the public,the one we show to our family/friends and the one we keep secret.  Well,it wouldn’t be much fun blogging about how everyone else sees you, right? Okay,maybe, but it’s those dirty little secrets we keep hidden that make things interesting.Not only for us but the characters we read about in novels.

Whether the novel is written in first or third person, the author gives you an inside kaleidoscope of the hero’s or heroine’s soul. None of the other characters in the book can see this dark place but you,the reader.  Secrets he or she will reveal only to you.

This secret place they keep hidden influences their behavior and reaction towards others.  Long suppressed memories, trauma or sinfully guilty pleasures that the hero/heroine feels are outside the social norm and/or are uncomfortable revealing -- even to those they trust.  As readers, we have the inside ticket to their wants, desires and not so nice thoughts.It makes for a wickedly delicious hero, heroine or villain.

This is what I love about my Underworld gods in the Key to the Cursed Series. In Egyptian Mythos the Underworld gods are benevolent—mostly. The other half, well, let’s just say it’s dark and dangerous.Despite their good intentions, their cursed other-half craves things beyond the normal.They do their best to control it, but of course the heroines test their resolve.They consume, but what they give back will make your heart stutter.

So what is Asar’s dirty little secret?  Or should I say secrets?  

Asar is the God of the Underworld in Soul Reborn. Despite him being a god, he’s male and he’s soulless.Okay, not that those two attributes go together—well maybe. LOL! His dirty little secret invited the wrong goddess into his life and into his bed. Needless to say the bitch stole his soul, leaving him with a dark shell of hatred and vengeance.Does he tell Lilly about this secret? Hell, no. Does she find out? Hell, yeah!!! But don’t let Lilly fool you,she has her own secrets.*Duct tape over mouth* I’ll never sell another sister out.

At some point in the book, these secrets come to the surface and make great conflict. Will the hero or heroine accept them for who and what they really are? As a reader and writer, I start rooting for the characters to make the right choice, put their neck out there and let the chips fall where they may. Because if we truly love someone,we accept all of them—the good,the bad and the dirty little secrets.
What is your dirty little secret? Or your friends,ahem…Share if you dare, no judgments will be weighed here. Or is there another character’s dirty little secret you wish to share?

I want to thank Sam, Elena, and Rhonda for having me over for a visit. If you haven’t seen Elena’s review of Soul Reborn, check it out HERE.

Jean Murray was born and raised in a small town on the east coast. In her pursuit of a nursing degree, she aspired to see the world and joined the Navy. One of the benefits of her membership in the Armed Forces, she has had the opportunity to travel and live in different parts of the world and the United States. Her travels abroad have given her the opportunity to experience different cultures. It inspired her to delve into Ancient Egyptian myths and legends for her Key to the Cursed series from Crescent Moon Press.

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Key to the Cursed Series Trailer:


 Asar, the Egyptian God of the Underworld, has been tortured and left soulless by a malevolent goddess, relegating him to consume the very thing he was commissioned to protect. Human souls. Now an empty shell of hatred, Asar vows to kill the goddess and anyone involved in her release, but fate crosses his path with a beautiful blonde huntress who has a soul too sweet to ignore.


Lilly, fearless commander of the Nehebkau huntresses, is the only thing standing in the way of the goddess' undead army unleashing hell on earth. But Lilly has a secret—one she is willing to sell her soul to keep. If the Underworld god discovers her role in the dig that released the goddess, she will lose everything, including his heart.
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Sam S2 said...

Good stuff! I havent read this yet, but its sounding awesome!

helpmerhonda72 said...

Hi Jean, Welcome! *waves excitedly*
That's a great trailer!

Christine said...

Jean, love love love it! Terrific secrets, and gotta love the trailer...hugs hon!

*yadkny* said...

Hi Jean!
The book sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing Asar’s dirty little secret and the pic;) I gotta find out what Lilly's hiding! So true about the "three faces" we all have... some of us might have even more:) Thanks for the giveaway!!!


Jean Murray said...

Sam, Rhonda and Elena,

Thank you for having me over to play. I love your site, especially the Man Meat tab :-)


Jean Murray said...


Thanks for stopping by. I think your Caine boys have more than enough secrets. ;-)


Jean Murray said...


Hi! *waving* So glad you stopped over. Yes, I think some of us are capable of multiple personalities/faces :-)

Okay since no one is sharing any dirty little secrets, I'll throw myself out there.

I was very conscious of my behavior at work when I was active duty. I almost felt like I lived two lives. Mild mannered professional by day, blasting music and writing hot paranormal romance at night. I never shared with my co-workers that I wrote romance. I guess they will now. LOL. Glad I'm retired :P


Unknown said...

Hi Jean,
i don't have any secrets i'm willing to share on the net but i would like to ask a question.

is one of Asar's secrets the release date of book 2? or the cover release or ANYTHING? LOL!

Pleeease i'm getting desperate for more news on my girls here.

tammy ramey

Ally Broadfield said...

Love, love, love the trailer! That was a fun post, but I'm not going to spill my secrets here.

Jolie said...

So many secrets, so few closets. I think I'll keep mine under wraps for now lol, but great post and the books sound incredible. Just my kind of read!


Jean Murray said...

Hi Tammy.

The Underworld gods are getting restless as well. Kit can't stop bitching about not being in the spotlight. She is becoming unruly ;-)

I'm hoping to see the cover soon. Might have to go harass my publisher :-)

Thanks for stopping by.


Kate Evangelista said...

Would guilty pleasures be part of dirty little secrets or is that a whole different thing? Great post!

Jean Murray said...


I had so much fun making the trailers. I have one more for Soul Awakened (book 2) that is on my blog. You should check it out-- love it.


Jean Murray said...

Yes, not enough closets around this place :-)

Hope you get a chance to read my book. Don't forget to sign up for the giveaway.


Jean Murray said...

Hi Kate.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Guilty pleasures?? Could they be a reflection of our inner secrets? Possibly.

Have an awesome day!


ReneAva said...

Love the trailors!! That one evil face from the "Soul Reborn" trailor spooked me (yikes!) But I liked being spooked so it made it even better :)

Hope everyone has an excellent day!

Jean Murray said...

Hi ReneAva.

Yes, the revens are spooky. My worst monster fear is of zombies/dead, but not dead creatures, so I just had to put them in my book. The two pictures in the trailers fit them perfectly.

You too have an excellent day.


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