Saturday, August 29, 2015

Full Moon Releases

It's time for the Full Moon Monthly Releases. Because the full moon is so close to the end of the month right now I'll be showing a few books that will be released in September. So, get comfy with the fall weather and enjoy a great book!

 Shadows Strike by Dianne Duvall 

Shadows StrikeThe Immortal Guardians protect the innocent in secret. Sometimes the secret gets out...

U.S. law enforcement agent Heather Lane can read minds. But not the future. The dream of battle and blood that recurs every night must be a fluke, some obscure terror from her own mind. What its significance might be, she can’t guess: an attack from seven psychotic vampires at once, only separated from nightmare by an eighth very different immortal. A handsome, brave man fighting at her side, a man she misses when she wakes.

Then the dream comes true. Heather is flung into a war between predators and protectors of humanity, the man from her dreams beside her again. Except now that she’s awake, she isn’t sure she can trust Ethan, or the shadow organization he represents. The U.S. military doesn’t trust either of them. But against an onslaught of evil like the one that’s coming, it will take everything they have just to survive...

Released  Aug 25 by Kensington

Midnight HUnter by Kait Ballenger

Midnight Hunter
Hunters of the supernatural, THE EXECUTION UNDERGROUND are an elite group tasked with protecting humanity…but can dark temptation destroy good intentions?

Occult specialist and witch hunter Dr. Shane Grey is called upon to investigate a string of crimes that bear all the hallmarks of black magic. But he can't take on this daunting assignment for the Execution Underground alone. He'll need the help of Vera Sanders, a witch with a dark past—and a woman who disturbs him as much as she intrigues him.

Vera is determined to ignore the dangerous chemistry between herself and Shane so she can prove her loyalty to his cause; otherwise she risks the wrath of the Execution Underground once again. If she can't make Shane trust her, they won't stand a chance in hell of defeating the evil that's terrorizing their city. No easy task, considering old habits die hard…and Vera may be the very person responsible for luring Shane into a killer's trap.

Coming Sept 9th from Harlequn

Shadow of Flame by Caitly McFarland

25679123It's been two months since Kai Monahan's life changed forever. Retrieved from a suddenly unsafe Colorado by Rhys and taken to Eryri, the dragons' home in the South Pacific, she lives a secret existence. Rhys—for all his awe-inspiring power—is afraid to reveal to his people that he's heartsworn to a human. One he's quite possibly in love with.

Kai hasn't forgotten the terror or pain of the moment Rhys first took control of her mind and her magic, but neither has she forgotten the fire of his kiss. When she's discovered, dragon politics—not to mention spies and ex-lovers—threaten her growing feelings. Rhys has more enemies than he can guess, and someone close to him is playing right into their hands.

The war Rhys never wanted is coming. For either of them to survive, Kai must open her mind to him as never before. This time, there will be no turning back.

Coming Sept 14th from Carina Press

Taming Her Wolf by Dee Carney

Taming Her WolfFor disgraced physician Kim Sharpe, Fire Creek was supposed to be a sanctuary, a place to hide from media scrutiny and the public eye. But when a group of wolf shifters break into her clinic and demand she save the life of a packmate, her serene world unravels. And when the wolf dies despite Kim's efforts, she's dragged into a hunt she can't control, led by a man she desperately wants to understand.

All shifters live with their beasts, but Chris "Brick" Preston's is dangerously close to the surface. And it wants Kim. Sex keeps the beast sated for now, but unless Kim can help him find a more permanent solution, Brick risks becoming a feral, banished—or put down—by his pack.

With each incredibly intense encounter, Brick and Kim grow closer. But time is not on their side. When Kim is faced with betraying the pack in order to save Brick's life, the consequences may be more than they can survive.

Coming Sept 7th from Carina Press

That's all for this month.

Love and Peace!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

My Sexy Saturday: My Sexy Boyfriend
It's time for another My Sexy Saturday post and this week's theme is My Sexy Boyfriend. I don't really have a lot of sexy boyfriend action in my paranormal romances. They're more mates than anything, but my latest project, Lost Relic might hold a tidbit or two.

Here's a short bit from Lost Relic, a WIP. This is a story about a young woman, Lillian, looking for adventure and she finds it deep in the Amazon Jungle. She has agreed to accompany Daniel, an archaeologist, into the rain forest in search of the lost tomb of the Golden King. Enjoy!
Excerpt from Lost Relic

She watched him intently and somewhere in the back of her mind began to wonder if his lips were as soft as they looked. “Are you suggesting what I think you’re suggesting?” Lillian asked and the steady thump of her heart began speeding up.

A cocky grin appeared as he sat the glass down. Daniel resumed trailing his finger over the rim of the glass and said, “Very much so, but more too. I want to know you, Lillian. You’re so much of the woman that I’ve been looking for. You love history, you’re smart, independent and one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever laid eyes on. I’d very much like to know you both emotionally and physically.”
Great Romances: Romancing the Stone and Jewel of the Nile

Lillian’s eyes followed the circular motion of his finger and felt a tingle start to spread low in her belly.  “Daniel, I’m not some innocent maid who would make a nice bride. I’m not even any good as a mistress. I wouldn’t stand for the later anyway,” she warned, tearing her eyes away from the glass and meeting his stare.

“I don’t really give a damn about how innocent you are. You’re still beautiful and smart,” he said and then suddenly leaned forward. His warm hand reached out and covered her knee. Even through her skirts she could feel the heat and strength radiating from him. “Give me a chance, Lillian. Just tonight. Just this trip and then if you want to return to New York and that desk I won’t stop you.”

She stared at him. Daniel's clear blue eyes never wavered from hers as he waited for her answer. A lock of his blond hair was threatening to fall over his eye and Lillian reached out to brush it back up in place. “Okay.”

Daniel leaned in closer, sliding his hand down from her knee to the edge of the chair. Before she knew it he’d moved his free hand to grip the other edge of the chair and had pulled her forward, chair and all. Lillian grabbed his lower arms, trying to stay steady during the sudden ride. Her knees ended up bumping the front of his chair and trapped between his legs

Lillian was still recovering from the shock of the quick movement when he lifted his hand, tilted her chin up and kissed her. His soft lips crushed her, but slowly his tongue persuaded her lips to part.  She felt his thumb brush over her chin as the kiss deepened and his other hand slipped up her side and pulled her closer.

And that's your peek at Lost Relic. Hope you enjoyed! Don't forget to hop on over to the other great blogs. 

Peace and Love!

Friday, July 24, 2015

CampNaNoWriMo and Interactive Romance're heading into the last stretch of CampNaNoWriMo and I'm excited to say I expect to finish up my story a little early. This camp has been exciting and offered a challenge I'm not accustom to. While I've done the challenge before it was always with a story style I'm use to writing, but this time I took on something different.

Boy oh boy, this interactive writing can get confusing. The outline I put together with all it's branches went flying out the window pretty quickly and it drug me along for the ride. My characters have expanded the story in a way I didn't expect considering that each branch is a short story. Details have begun revealing themselves through the choices that connected them all to make it a fuller read. I can't wait to finish the draft and jump into a first read.

The challenge of interactive writing I've found is more about balancing the story and making each branch interesting. While each branch reveals something a little different than the others, they all need to fit into a complete story. I've been pushing off writing the endings until I've complete the main story arcs. Part of me wants the surprise of what the leading lady's choices lead to.

The second challenge of this story is the topic. I normally like paranormal, sci-fi and fantasy writing. This one is way off the mark. It's a historical story set in the early 1900's and our leading lady is off on an adventure to find the Golden Tomb of the Golden King (King connected to El Dorado) in South America. So far she's encountered a number of issues, from giant snakes to opportunistic thieves.

I am still fighting the urge to include a curse or some other fantastic element to it. I've talked myself out of it for the moment, but all is fair in Love and Editing!

Peace and Love!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Paranormal Romance Blog Hop: Give Us Your Best Excerpt!

It's a paranormal romance hop! That means you get to hop from blog to blog reading some great excerpts from some awesome authors. You might even find a giveaway or two.
This is the Paranormal Romance Blog Hop: Give Us Your Best Excerpt and it's being hosted by  Jolie Du Pre over at Precious Monsters.

This is a bit from Just Beyond Daybreak, one of my WIP. Our leading man and lady are both powerful witches from wealthy, well-known and respected families. The two different families have been rivals for centuries and this competition is now passed down to the new generation.

Malcolm was surprised she didn’t put up a fight as he drug her further down the sidewalk, away from the fire, and into an alleyway several buildings away. “We need to talk,” he said finally as they stood in the shadows of the buildings.

Meredith jerked her arm away and propped her hand on her hip. “I told you someone stole the Dragon’s Eye,” she repeated for what Malcolm thought was the tenth time. He moved his hands up and massaged his temples with his fingers, trying to work through the accusing anger that was running through him. “What the hell happened, Malcolm?”

The dominating tone in her voice made that anger snap and he grabbed her again, spinning her around and pressing her back to the dingy brick wall. She tried to lash out at him with her free hand, but he quickly pinned that one along with the other. Taking it a step further, Malcolm leaned his full body into her. Bowing his face so close to hers that he could see shock and a touch of fear in her eye. “Listen here, Miss Blackburn. I don’t give a damn about your Dragon’s Eye, but I do care about my spell books and one of them is missing. What do you have to do with that?” Malcolm snarled.

Her breathing was heavy, and every breath pressed her breasts against his chest. Any other time he would not risk this closeness, but anger and determination was stronger than lust alone. He watched her pink tongue slip over her lush bottom lip and waited for her answer. It seemed to take her a second to gather words, but when she did answer him he was surprised that her voice was unwavering. “I told you it might happen. I warned you, but you didn’t give a damn then.”

That's my bit of excerpt for this hop. Make sure to visit Precious Monsters and click through the other great blogs!