Book Blitz & Excerpt: Beautiful Nightmare, by L.C. Son

Beautiful Nightmare


Beautiful Nightmare
by L.C. Son
Paranormal Romance, Romantic Fantasy


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Damina Nicaud, a beautiful, successful art buyer in Washington, D.C., has been plagued by hauntingly romantic dreams of a mystery man every night. While she knows she shouldn’t consider her dreams to be anything more than anxiety brought on by her upcoming nuptials, she can’t help but be lured into its entreat. Unbeknownst to her, the dreamscape that plagues her mind will be all that carries her through eventual heartbreak and learning the truth of her orphaned lineage.

She is more than human.

Escaping to New Orleans on the heels of her broken heart, she begins to unravel the mystery of her life while discovering a love powerful enough to unleash an ancient power residing within herself. Weaving through a world of artistic passion, vampires, wolves, and the supernatural, Damina Nicaud begins to take hold of her Beautiful Nightmare

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Other Books in the Beautiful Nightmare Series:


Hearts Eclipsed

A Beautiful Nightmare Companion Novel


One Woman. Two Men. Three Hearts.

A tale of two suitors.

Hearts Eclipsed is a Beautiful Nightmare Companion Novel chronicling the downfall of Damina Nicaud’s love to one man and the rising of another. Narrated by both Jackson Nash and Dalcour Marchand, see the story unfold from their eyes. As Jackson grapples with losing the love of his life, he must overcome a dark family history and fears far worse than death in an effort to reclaim his lost love and stake his claim as the Prime Alpha he is meant to become. Meanwhile, Dalcour races against a deadly deadline only to be caught off guard by a love that awakens the most dormant parts of his dark soul, bringing back a light he never thought he’d see. Betrayal and bloody contentions against vampire Scourges and Skull Wolves will ensue, but both men will soon discover their fight has only begun.




Beautiful Nightmare, Book Two


Some nightmares exist beyond our dreams.”

Arising from a month-long slumber after discovering she’s more than human, Damina Nicaud moves beyond her dreamscape as a brand new supernatural world unfolds. Torn between a new love and a love once lost, Damina grapples with her own predestined fate as she seeks to understand the origin of her lineage.

Coupled with Dacari’s sudden disappearance and the ticking time bomb set by Decaux, a new fight emerges and new enemies are revealed. Damina must now rely on the men at her side to aid her quest to find her cousin while battling growing threats on the horizon.

But is their desire to claim her as their own stronger than the dark forces closing in all around them?

Journey back to New Orleans with Damina Nicaud as she awakens with new eyes, diving deeper into the supernatural world of the Order of Altrinion, Scourge vampires, Skull wolves and more as she wrestles with love, loss, betrayal and pain.





My heart flutters at this revelation. I can no longer allow this confinement to be my undoing. I scream once more, this time reaching my arm through the barrier, and he grabs my forearm. His touch is warm against my cool skin. Electricity rushes from the top of my head down through the tips of my toes. Automatically, I point my toes as I filter the energy throughout every part of my body at his touch.

The White Wolf joins his pack in a ceremonial wail that sends the rocks crashing down the cliff side, hurling in my partner’s direction. Next, the entire sea floor erupts like a volcano, thrusting me upward, causing me to leave the heated hands of my enticing stranger. The imploding waterfall cradles me as it carries me higher above the sea floor and away from the stranger. The volcano-like eruption plunges me once more, tossing me on the bough of the Great Oak.

I lay across the branch of the Great Oak in the moonlit sky and faintly see the shimmer of the golden leaves as I fall weakly off the tree onto the earth beneath me. I stay still in quiet fear as I hear panting from behind me. Turning slightly, I see the White Wolf now at my side.

About The Author

Wife of one. Mom of three plus a Beagle.

Well, at least that’s how I’m described in the confines of my everyday life.

Writing has always been second nature to me. I spent my childhood creating short stories and my collegiate years writing for the campus paper (Go TERPS!) Jump twenty years to the present–I’m still writing. At my day job I spend most of my time writing capability briefs, white papers, proposals–you name it.

Then one day it hit me! It was time to access my own creative power and bring to life the characters I’ve created in my mind.

In addition to enjoying life with my amazing family, I can usually be found with my head in a book, binging my favorite shows, and watching movies with jaw-dropping scores! (I love all things Danny Elfman!)

I hope you enjoy my first book, Beautiful Nightmare. It has everything you’d look to find in a paranormal romance-urban fantasy-new age novel. Vampires. Wolves. Love. And so much more!

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Audio Spotlight & Narrator Interview: Stolen Enchantress, by Amber Argyle

Title: Stolen Enchantress

Author: Amber Argyle

Narrator: Lynn Bradford

Length: 14 hour 5 minutes

Series: Forbidden Forest, Book 1

Publisher: Starling Publishing

Released: Nov. 11, 2020

Genre: Romantic Fantasy; YA

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A beast. An enchantress. An unbreakable curse….

Deep within the sentient woods, Larkin uncovers a secret that puts her in dreadful danger. Worse, now that the beast has had his taste, he’ll never stop hunting her. But the forest has woken something inside Larkin; something that gives her the power to fight back.


Using forbidden magic will get Larkin hanged. Not using it will leave her at the mercy of the beast’s enchantment. But there’s a third option; one that scares her more than anything.

She could fall in love with the beast.

Fans of A Curse so Dark and Lonely and A Court of Thorns and Roses will be spellbound by the fairytale re-telling of Beauty and the Beast and The Pied Piper in Stolen Enchantress. Buy now to find out why listeners around the world are getting lost in the Forbidden Forest!

“Moody, whimsical, and enchanting.” (Emily R. King, author of The Hundredth Queen Series)


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Amber Argyle is the bestselling author of numerous fantasy and romance novels. Her award-winning books have been translated into several languages and praised by such authors as NYT bestsellers David Farland and Jennifer A. Nielsen.

Amber grew up on a cattle ranch and spent her formative years in the rodeo circuit and on the basketball court. She graduated cum laude from Utah State University with a degree in English and physical education, a husband, and a two-year-old. Since then, she and her husband have added two more children, which they are actively trying to transform from crazy small people into less-crazy larger people. She’s fluent in all forms of sarcasm, loves hiking and traveling, and believes spiders should be relegated to horror novels where they belong.

To receive Amber Argyle’s starter library of four free books, simply tell her where to send it:


Narrator Bio

Lynn Bradford is a graduate of Michigan State University’s theatre program. She has always loved YA and Beauty and the Beast retellings, like this one, are her absolute favorite books to narrate.

In addition to her numerous stage credits, Lynn brings her experience from multiple diverse industries to her non-fiction narration with her background in computer programming, legal, medical, psychology, anthropology, and many others.

When not in the booth, Lynn prefers the great outdoors and loves running, traveling, and backpacking.


Q&A with Narrator Lynn Bradford
  1. How did you wind up narrating audiobooks? Was it always your goal or was it something you stumbled into by chance?
    1. I’ve been a stage actor since I was a child but didn’t even think of audiobooks as an option until about five years ago. I’m a distance runner, but I’ve always been too slow to run to music, so audiobooks were my go-to for a long run. After a while, I started wondering what it would take for me to get into that since I was already a trained actor. After a lot of research and hard work, my alter ego and I have completed hundreds of titles and couldn’t be happier.
  2. A lot of narrators seem to have a background in theatre. Is that something you think is essential to a successful narration career?
    1. A theatre background definitely helps, but many forms of acting training would be useful. Narration is a job that requires more than just a pretty or versatile voice. It’s your job to help the listener, so understanding storytelling techniques and the mechanics behind what makes things work is invaluable. It takes a certain amount of mental gymnastics while recording to achieve that perfect balance between being fully committed to the emotions and characters while leveraging the structure of the story and its elements to have the greatest impact for the listener.
  3. How do you manage to avoid burn-out? What do you do to maintain your enthusiasm for narrating?
    1. The world of audiobooks is booming and the industry is very fast paced. I think it’s easy to overcommit and burn yourself out, but like any job it’s important to set healthy boundaries and remember to make time for the parts of your life that aren’t work. I’m a huge gamer nerd and I love being outdoors. Going out and having lots of life experiences makes you a better actor and helps me feel motivated to get back in and tackle a new project.
  4. Are you an audiobook listener? What about the audiobook format appeals to you?
    1. I am a listener. I always mean to listen critically so I can pick up new skills, but find myself sucked into the story and forgetting to listen to the nuts and bolts. I love that audiobooks can bring a story to life while still leaving room for my imagination. I also love that I can multitask while I listen, which makes it easier to carve out time to enjoy incredible stories.
  5. What are your favorite and least favorite parts of narrating an audiobook?
    1. I love that in an audiobook I get to play all of the characters, an opportunity you almost never have in any other medium. On the flip side, as a narrator you are also often self-directing, which is a great opportunity, but is a whole additional skill set and requires a lot to do it well. Audiobooks are very fast paced, so usually you are lucky to get the manuscript in time to read the whole thing quickly and then you need to record it without any rehearsal (which gets extra fun when there are unexpected accents). Sometimes I wish there was time to really lovingly craft each project with an entire team of experts in the same delicious detail as you would a stage show, but knowing a two hour play often takes 4-6 weeks of rehearsal, it would just take too long for your average 8 hour book.
  6. What about this title compelled you to audition as narrator?
    1. My favorite books to narrate in the whole world are retellings of Beauty and the Beast. The way this one is interwoven with the Pied Piper story was a new twist for me that was incredibly compelling to see play out on the page. I was provided with a short sample for the audition and I couldn’t wait to hear what else would happen.
  7. How did you decide how each character should sound in this title?
    1. It always starts with clues in the text, and not just descriptors of how their voice sounds. For this book, Amber Argyle has created really rich characters with distinct personalities. More than “doing voices”, understanding what makes them unique as people makes the biggest difference. Larkin, the heroine, is really resourceful and strong in the face of all kinds of severe and unknowable circumstances. She’s young and she doesn’t always know what to do, but you can hear her curiosity and compassion and her courage in the way she interacts with the world and everyone around her.
  8. Do you read reviews for your audiobooks?
    1. Sometimes. Being a performer means putting yourself out there, so it’s not always easy to see what people have to say. That being said, I think it’s important to get feedback from time to time, since sometimes elements of your performance don’t translate to the listener the way you expect. I tend to look for patterns in what people are saying, and if lots of people are agreeing I need to work on something I take that seriously.
  9. What type of the review comments do you find most constructive?
    1. I think specifics are really helpful. Narrators joke among ourselves that being told you are “the worst narrator ever” is sort of a milestone in every narrator’s career, but it doesn’t really give you any guidance on where you are falling short or how to improve. We all want to do things as well as we can and hearing from listeners what is and isn’t working is one of our only opportunities for constructive feedback.
  10. What’s next for you?
    1. I’m delighted that Enchanted Sorceress is the first book in a series. I’m grateful to be working on the follow-up book, Piper Prince, which should hopefully be released in audio in early 2021.
  11. Bonus question: Any funny anecdotes from inside the recording studio?
    1. I recently upgraded my isolation booth and the new booth has carpeting all around the outside. My younger cat cannot resist climbing up the walls. I will look out the window and she will be plastered to the side like a spider staring in. I had to build a barrier around the top to keep her from climbing all the way up where we couldn’t reach her. She would fall asleep on the roof and the sound of her purring was getting picked up over the microphone. Sound effects, anyone? 🙂


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