Saturday, July 4, 2015

Camp NaNoWriMo

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I've hit the ground running, and just in the nick of time. Camp has started and I've dedicated myself to writing 30k words this month. Because I have to hold myself accountable if I want to complete the challenge there's a meter at the bottom of the blog to keep me on track and I'll be updating my progress every Friday. .

I filled everyone in a bit on the story I'm working on, but here's a little more about it.

The working title at the moment is Lost Relic and it is going to be an interactive romance novel. I love the idea that the reader gets to dictate the story. Here's the synopsis I'm working with right now:

Years of working inside a museum have taken a toll on Donna’s passion for history. Now two strangers, each a master of his field, have shown up offering her a chance to rekindle her love. The lost temple of the Golden King is hidden just beyond the horizon of the Amazon and now Donna has the chance to be a part of its discovery. Will she follow the prestigious historian or the roguish treasure hunter? You decide.


So we have a twist of Indian Jones and The Mummy styles. I don't know how this story is going to come out, but I've got high hopes. I have been able to keep at my goal of 1k words a day for now. I'm a little over that, but I like having the buffer for those days when my muse takes a nap.


I thought because this story doesn't have a scrap of paranormal, fantasy or sci-fi in it that it was going to be harder to connect with the characters and the adventure, but that doesn't seem to be the case so far. If that bridge does pop up, I might just through a fire ball in there somewhere. :)

As always Peace and Love!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Full Moon Releases (July 2015)





It's time for a few Full Moon releases. Cool off from the summer heat with one of these hot new reads.


A Murder of Mages by Marshall Ryan Maresca

23590634A Murder of Mages marks the debut of Marshall Ryan Maresca’s novels of The Maradaine Constabulary, his second series set amid the bustling streets and crime-ridden districts of the exotic city called Maradaine. A Murder of Mages introduces us to this spellbinding port city as seen through the eyes of the people who strive to maintain law and order, the hardworking men and women of the Maradaine Constabulary.

Satrine Rainey—former street rat, ex-spy, mother of two, and wife to a Constabulary Inspector who lies on the edge of death, injured in the line of duty—has been forced to fake her way into the post of Constabulary Inspector to support her family.

Minox Welling is a brilliant, unorthodox Inspector and an Uncircled mage—almost a crime in itself. Nicknamed “the jinx” because of the misfortunes that seem to befall anyone around him, Minox has been partnered with Satrine because no one else will work with either of them.

Their first case together—the ritual murder of a Circled mage— sends Satrine back to the streets she grew up on and brings Minox face-to-face with mage politics he’s desperate to avoid. As the body count rises, Satrine and Minox must race to catch the killer before their own secrets are exposed and they, too, become targets.

 Coming July 7th from the Penguin Group


When a Beta Roars by Eve Langlais

25525645How degrading. Stuck babysitting a woman because his alpha said so. As Pride Beta, he has better things to do with his time, like washing his impressive mane, hunting down thugs for fun, and chasing tail—sometimes his own if his lion is feeling playful.

But his babysitting job takes an unexpected turn when the woman he’s assigned guard duty over turns out to be his mate.

A female threatened by an outside wolf pack.

A woman he wants to call his own.

A mate who doesn’t fall for his charm.

Usually Beta’s leave the roaring to the Pride’s alpha, but in this case given his level of frustration, he might have to make an exception. And if anyone doesn’t like it, they can kiss his furry tail.
Rawr!

 Coming July 7th.


Raisonne Curse by Rinda Elliott


http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00YE2030M?tag=freshfiction-20&link_code=as3&creativeASIN=B00YE2030M&creative=373489&camp=211189
Breaking her curse will cost him his heart...and possibly his life.

The Brothers Bernaux, Book 1

For the past five years, Elita Raisonne has been on the run from a curse that started with her grandmother, and gradually reached out evil tendrils to kill her mother and her aunts. Now, healing from another nasty accident, Elita can feel the curse coming for her like icy breath on the back of her neck.

Her only hope: trek deep into Louisiana’s Atchafayala Basin and ask the mysterious Bernaux brothers for help.

Pryor Bernaux takes one look at the black smudge clinging to Elita like a shroud, and recognizes the work of a powerful hex worker. Together, all three Bernaux brothers could easily break it—if Mercer and Wyatt weren’t away.

As the curse sinks deeper into Elita’s soul, Pryor realizes time is running out for the beautiful redhead who makes him want things he and his brothers swore they’d never have. He has no choice but to help her. But the magical backlash is torture. And without his brothers’ help, it could even be deadly.
Warning: Keep a cold beverage on hand, because the bayou isn’t all that’s hot and steamy in this book. Deadly hexes, naked spellworking, mouthwatering court-bouillon, and sexy Cajuns will curl your toes…and maybe your hair.

Coming July 14th from Samhain Publishing.


Fire Hunt by J.R. White

http://www.amazon.com/Fire-Hunt-J-R-White-ebook/dp/B010GZXUQYBook 3 in The Saving Grace Saga

Julia was dedicated to the cause, even though she was marked a traitor by her own kind for becoming a Federal Witch Hunter. When her partner captures a man from her past, Julia must make a choice: Let the witch be tortured, or blow her cover and go with plan B.

All Edmund wanted was to help the magical community and escape his extremist lifestyle. Instead he was setup and captured by Witch Hunters. Cut off from his magic and held prisoner, Edmund didn’t think things could get worse. Then Julia struts into his holding cell with an escape plan.

Coming July 1st from Cobblestone Press.




With such a great line up of books coming out this month you're sure to find the paranormal love you've been looking for.

Peace and Love!
 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Camp NaNoWriMo July 2015 Prep Work

I wasn't able to go to camp back in April and the foreseeable future says November will be a bust. So I'm off to Camp NaNoWriMo in just a week or so. Of course, the week (and sometimes month) leading up to this write-o-thon can be hectic. I've got a lot to catch up on and even though I'm only setting a goal of 30k words, I still need to move some projects to the side for the month.

Sweeter Dreams, a story I've been working on part time while putting stuff together for the release of Fire Hunt, is almost ready to put to the side. I have an outline and a strong first five chapters. With one or two late nights I should push another few chapters to the first draft.

Why am I starting a new story just for this Camp? Well, I'm past 10k words on Sweeter Dreams and don't want to go into July with too much prep work done. That and I've got an interesting idea for an interactive novella that I'd really like to give a chance.

I'm calling this interactive story Lost Relic and it's not really a paranormal, sci-fi or fantasy story at all. It falls into the historical / contemporary grouping I think. It's set in the early 1900's so I'm still working on where it would be in genre. I've got a rough outline for the story and a few character write ups done, but no real story written yet. I think the challenge of writing at least 1000 words a day can really help push this story out without being drug out over the next year or so.

Of course, I will be keeping up with the release of Fire Hunt. Look for a few goodies on release day, July 1st here and at the Facebook page, Hunter or Hunted.

Also, lots of love for this pup pictured above. She's my late night and early morning coffee buddy. She'll listen to hours of rambling until I get a story worked through and thought out.

Peace and Love!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

My Sexy Saturday: Our Sexy Best

http://mysexysaturday.blogspot.com/It's time for another My Sexy Saturday blog hop. This weekend's theme is Our Sexy Best and I've pulling 7 sentences from my first novel, Witch Hunt. Rei and Aidan have just run the Wild Hunt and have crashed from the adrenaline rush. Here is a peek at Aidan's waking thoughts.



"Aidan woke first. It was still dark, but he could see the beautiful woman sleeping under him. He lay there for a while with his head rested on her soft breasts. He traced his fingers along her sides, and he realized that her skin was so pale it seemed to glow. Without the moon to brighten the sky, her glow had dimmed, but she still looked like a magic flare in the night. Lying with her arms draped lovingly over him, Aidan did not want to move. He felt so calm in her arms."


Find out more about Witch Hunt on

Amazon      The Nook Store      AllRomanceEbooks


Don't forget to check out the other great stop along the hop!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

June New Moon Releases





Okay, so it's the New Moon Releases, but you can still enjoy some great new releases.


In the Air Tonight by Lori Handeland


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1250020123/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1250020123&linkCode=as2&tag=hhjuneshopping-20&linkId=SESAJ4WHSIDU7UM7Four centuries ago, in a small Scottish village, three baby girls escaped the wrath of a witch hunter. Today, one young woman will learn about her secret history, her heart's destiny, and the sisters she never knew she had...

With her blue-black hair and dark eyes, Raye Larsen has never fit in with the Scandinavian community of New Bergin, Wisconsin. Being adopted is part of the reason she feels like an outsider, but what really sets Raye apart is her ability to see dead people. Everywhere. She's learned to keep her visions to herself...until she stumbles onto the ghost of a murder victim who needs Raye's help. Enter Bobby Doucet, a distractingly handsome homicide detective who has been tracking a killer all the way from New Orleans. Could this be the break in his case he's been looking for all along? Meanwhile, the deeper Raye gets involved with the case-and with Bobby-the closer she comes to unlocking the mystery of her own origins. What she discovers about herself could destroy everything she knows...and everyone she loves. Is finding the truth worth the risk?

Filled with dark magic, dazzling romance, and dire suspense, In the Air Tonight is the first book in a thrilling new series by New York Times bestselling author Lori Handeland.

Released June 2nd by St. Martin's Paperbacks



Soul Scorched by Donna Grant

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1250071933/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1250071933&linkCode=as2&tag=hhjuneshopping-20&linkId=DC3F7BMC3E3TX647Darcy was floating on a cloud of pure passion. Everywhere he touched, Warrick was leaving a mark on her, forever changing her. She could feel it through her skin and muscle, through bone and into her soul. It was as if he was changing her. And she welcomed it…
Her power is a blessing.

Born on the Isle of Skye, Darcy is a beautiful woman of many gifts. Fortune-telling is her forte, and she remains the only Druid who could unlock the secrets--and desires--of a Dragon King. His name is Warrick. And now that Darcy's seen into his dragon heart, nothing will ever be the same…

His passion is a curse.

Warrick never intended to put Darcy in harm's way. But ever since she revealed a shocking truth, Darcy has been hunted by the Dark Fae, who want to use her powers for their own evil purposes. Now it's up to Warrick to do whatever it takes to keep the woman who sets his soul on fire safe. But protecting Darcy means putting himself--and his entire race--in jeopardy. Is his desperate longing for one woman worth the risk of losing everything…for eternity? Dive into Soul Scorched, the sizzling next novel in the Dark Kings series from New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant.

Coming June 30th from St. Martin's Paperbacks


Dragon's Demon by Marie Harte
 

The Dragons' Demon: A Dragon's DreamA prank gone wrong throws three unlikely partners together: A demon. A dragon. And an egg.
In the ordinary world, forces are at work which keep the balance of the universe in order. Enter Eve Sinclair, a higher demon with a mission—to sway those souls on the brink of Decision, to push them toward heaven or toward hell, as they are meant to go.

After a prank played by her brothers, Eve finds herself holding the proverbial bag, accused of stealing a precious dragon egg. Worse, it’s a royal egg, as she learns from Ranton, the furious commander of the dragon legion.

Not a creature to have on one’s bad side, Ranton shifts between his human and dragon forms, keeping Eve off-balance and off her game. Normally a master at manipulating males, Eve finds that Ranton is more than a match for her…as is his brother, the new dragon king. In their arms, she’s mere putty.
And soon they’re not only molding her desires, but her heart.

Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex, graphic language, ménage a troi, and steamy dragon love

 Released June 9th by Samhain Publishing, Ltd.


That's it or today. It's a short list, but a good one all the same. With plenty more new releases out there I can't wait to dive into reading again. If you know of a great release post a link in the comments and let me know about it!

Peace and Love!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

June Round Up

Shader. Tired from kitten sitting.
I'm sure some of the readers have noticed I've missed a few things this month. In fact I looked up an hour ago and it was already June. Things have gotten hectic. My daughter has started summer vacation, I've been trying to kick start my early release marketing for Fire Hunt and our household has a new kitten who is decidedly a very destructive force. So here's the run down for my June catch up plan.

Full Moon Releases - This month we're having a New Moon Releases! The new moon this month is on the 16th. If you just can't wait till then to hear about some awesome new releases head on over to Paranormal Romance... Need I Say More Facebook page. There are always some great new release announcements there.

My Sexy Saturday Blog Hop - I try to do one of these every month and they're so much fun. Today's, June 6th, was perfect for my Sc-Fi romance I'm working on and I hate that I missed it. The theme was Our Sexy Galaxy. If you'd like to catch a peek head on over to My Sexy Saturday. It's never to late to click through the link up.

Review - I'm a bit behind on the Reading Challenges this year and to my great dismay I think it will be another week before I can even pick up a new book.

Next month I have signed up to take part in a Paranormal Romance blog hop hosted by Precious Monsters. I hope to see you all there!

Peace and Love!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

It's a Giveaway

Fire Hunt Cover Reveal



I love my new cover and to celebrate the reveal I'm hosting a Cover Reveal Giveaway. Two lucky winners will be chosen by the end of the day on Monday, June 1st 2015. The prize? A $5 Amazon gift card each. All you have to do is follow the link over to the Facebook Hunter or Hunted page and share the cover reveal image.

It looks like this.


At 9pm EST I'll throw all the names of those who shared into a random pick webtool and we'll have our two winners.

Peace, Love and Happy Sharing!


Don't forget to catch up on the Saving Grace Sage with Witch Hunt and Fox Hunt.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E89LE9Uhttp://www.amazon.com/Fox-Hunt-J-R-White-ebook/dp/B00NAJ9R3E/ref=la_B00L048SZO_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1411645598&sr=1-1