Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Book Hook and Midweek Tease of Caught by Nightfall


This week I'm combining two romance blog hops to spread the word of Witching Hour Madness. You, my lovely readers, get a Midweek Tease and a Book Hook all in one!

Today let's take a peek at Meredith and Malcolm in book 3, Caught by Nightfall. In this scene Malcolm has convinced Meredith to brake into an ancient library filled with magics from the past.2019 Book Hooks



Caught by Nightfall


Keeping her eyes trained on the spot beyond the shelves, Meredith retreated from the map and tomes she’d come looking for. Malcolm was only a few turns away, but the path was dark and the tiny floating light that followed her did little to push away the edge of fear. Taking a slow, deep breath, she let out a whisper. Malcolm.” It was both a warning and a plea for help.

As his name left Meredith’s lips, the scar on her shoulder prickled, pulling at their invisible connection. She could feel her magic rushing the word through the darkness and racing towards its intended. Backing around a corner, she saw the dark mass start to swirl with a dense red mist. Her heart nearly stopped at the sight. Chills raced through her, causing tickling goosebumps to rise. 

With a thought, Meredith put out the light of her orb and stared into the brightening void. Her fear began to boil over as the red mist tightened and thickened. A human body was taking solid shape and a worried shout started to work its way up her throat. Before his name could erupt from her lips, Malcolm clasped his hand over her mouth. Shh. I got you,” he whispered in her ear, and instantly some of the terror drained away. 

Carefully pulling his hand away, Malcolm glanced around the corner and Meredith watched his eyes go a little wide. Then he took her hand and started pulling her deeper into the dark hallway he’d appeared from. We got to get out of here,” he said quietly.

No shit,” Meredith hissed as they made a turn. The darkness was so thick that she couldn’t really see him, but she knew he was focused on getting as far from that red mass as possible. She wasn’t sure how Malcolm was maneuvering through the hall without his own light, but she was thankful for his lead.



If you haven't read Caught by Nightfall you can find it HERE.

If you're ready for the newest release it's available HERE for pre-order.

Witching Hour Madness

The Witching Hour is upon them, and Meredith Blackburn finds herself navigating family politics and community gossip. When the doors lock down, so does her magic, and she starts to wonder about the foreboding feeling that has been tickling her neck all night.

With Meredith at his side, Malcolm Blackwood is ready to face the elite magic community he once ran away from. Asked to help track down a missing magical threat, he finds something more frightening than the golden ring in his pocket.

Can they stop an ancient threat? Or will the magic users be consumed?







That's all for today. Don't forget to hop over to some of the other great blogs!

Peace and Love


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

MIdWeek Tease: Just Beyond Daybreak

http://midweektease.blogspot.com/Let's start the celebration leading up to the release of Witching Hour Madness. This week's MidWeek Tease is brought to you from Just Beyond Daybreak.

This is the first book in the Star Crossed Series. Let's spy on Meredith and Malcolm for their first kiss!



Just Beyond Baybreak


Just as the throbbing caught her attention again, Malcolm said, “Nearly done. Are you okay?”
She nodded and answered, “Fine.” Slowly Meredith turned her head to catch a glance at the brand on her shoulder. She could just make out the upper crust of the circle. Moving her eyes up to look at Malcolm, Meredith wondered when she was supposed to get this extra magic and if she would even feel its arrival. “So it’s working?”
Malcolm looked up from a cloth he was using to wipe the chopstick. “Almost,” he said, setting the silver stick down. “Just one more thing to do.”
“Well, what’s that?” Meredith asked, turning her head back around. She was contemplating adjusting the camisole strap to cover the peek-a-boo of her bra when she was surprised by his hand taking hold of her unbranded shoulder and pulling her backwards. Meredith fell back and a sharp pain ran through her as his free hand caught the brand. He moved the other hand to cup her chin and tilted her head back. Then he was kissing her. For an instant it felt like Malcolm was stealing her very soul through his lips and she didn’t care. Instead she found herself wantonly kissing him back.
She watched his half-closed eyes from the odd sideways, almost upside down, angle. This was not a gentle, innocent kiss. This was a lust-provoking tease of lips and tongue. The feel of his palm pressed against the raw brand on her shoulder was scorching, but Meredith couldn’t call it pain. A tingle of magic seemed to pass from his hand into her as their lips devoured each other.
Realization that this was the connection Malcolm needed to link his power to hers set in, and some of the passion that had flared to life died away. As his lips slowly pulled away from her own, Meredith tried to mask her emotions. She fought back the urge to lean up for another kiss as she watched the tip of his tongue swipe over his top lip. “So, now it’s working?” Meredith asked, forcing herself to maintain eye contact with him.


What a kiss! With that touch their story deepens into a forbidden love.

On to the details:

If you haven't read the first book in the Star Crossed Series you can find it HERE.

If you're ready for the newest release it's available HERE for pre-order.

Witching Hour Madness

The Witching Hour is upon them, and Meredith Blackburn finds herself navigating family politics and community gossip. When the doors lock down, so does her magic, and she starts to wonder about the foreboding feeling that has been tickling her neck all night.

With Meredith at his side, Malcolm Blackwood is ready to face the elite magic community he once ran away from. Asked to help track down a missing magical threat, he finds something more frightening than the golden ring in his pocket.

Can they stop an ancient threat? Or will the magic users be consumed?

Sunday, June 9, 2019

June Already??

School is out and I've been paying more attention to working on edits and new stories to notice I've completely ignored my blog and social media sites. No worries. I'm sure I'll fail you again at some point, my lovely blog readers. As long as the books keep coming maybe you'll forgive me.

Here's a layout for the next month or two:

Leading up to the release of Witching Hour Madness I'm going to be releasing a MidWeek Tease each week from a different book in the Star Crossed Series.

The full moon release will be back.... frantically checks calendar... on the 17th. I'm already rounding up some great new paranormal releases.

I've also started putting together a character chit chat! Surprises guests will arrive in early July!

I'm also looking for a few new blog hops or author events to get myself out there. (I'm an introvert.)

That's the game plan and I'll stick to it this time, I swear!


Just let me drop this here below for your reading pleasure.


Witching Hour Madness, Book 4 in the Star Crossed Series

The Witching Hour is upon them, and Meredith Blackburn finds herself navigating family politics and community gossip. When the doors lock down, so does her magic, and she starts to wonder about the foreboding feeling that has been tickling her neck all night.

With Meredith at his side, Malcolm Blackwood is ready to face the elite magic community he once ran away from. Asked to help track down a missing magical threat, he finds something more frightening than the golden ring in his pocket.

Can they stop an ancient threat? Or will the magic users be consumed?


Now available for Pre-Order on Amazon for the release sale price of .99! 

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Round and Round We Go

So I'm in between projects and that's always a rough spot to be. Next month is CampNaNoWriMo and I've set aside the story to be finished. Yes, this is the year to finish it! Still, that doesn't mean everything leading up to next week is going smoothly. I've found myself diving back into Lost Relic and working out an interesting concept.

Earlier this month there was a writing workshop/challenge through Write Boldly. One of the days challenged the authors to think about marketing and future attempts to get our work out there. That's where the idea sparked.

(Hold for dramatic affect...)

A mystery dinner party game based on one of my books. Normally they're murder mystery games, but this one isn't going to have murder, just the theft of a priceless object. If you've never played or heard of these games they're really fun. Guests are given a character role for the evening that they play. Then the big murder (or theft in this case) happens and everyone gets to put together clues to figure out who did it. Think of the old Clue movie with Tim Curry. Awesome fun all the way around.

So I've been teaching myself how to write/put together these games and the book I've chosen to work with is Lost Relic. The game takes place after the events in the book, but has all three of the main characters and one or two side characters.

There is a lot that goes into making these games and it's been a fun challenge to my organization skills. It'll be available as a PDF download once I finish it and I haven't settled on how to put it out there yet. That can get worked out once it's complete.

In the PDF file will be invitations, character sheets, a guide for hosting the game and an image of the stolen object. About half the character sheets and the invitations are created, and the rest are coming together pretty well. So far it's been really fun working with these characters again and I think I'm going to miss them when I put this project on hold to get back to writing.

That's all for now

Peace and Love

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

MidWeek Tease: Chasing High Noon: Let's Meet Mom!

I'm back and I've got a MidWeekTease for everyone. A little late (had internet connections issues) but it's here!

For your pleasure, a snippet from the latest story in the Star Crossed Series, Chasing High Noon. Let's see how Malcolm meets Meredith's mom! Enjoy and make sure to hop over to the other great blogs.

Snippet:



The first one Malcolm recognized was Meredith’s mom, Beverly Blackburn. The woman was dressed in a flowy, navy blue pant suit and giving him a murderous look. Behind her stood two others, an older woman and a rather bored-looking man. 
“Ms. Blackburn, it’s good to see you again,” Malcolm said before opening the door a little wider. He wished he could give Meredith more warning about her mother being there, but standing there in nothing but a pair of sleep pants he knew that was the best she was going to get.
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Shock struck Meredith like a ton of bricks when she heard Malcolm greet the person at the door. To her credit, she managed not to spew her mouthful of coffee, but her mind quickly started ticking off all the reasons she didn't need her mother barging in. One, it was still pretty early, and two, she had been told everyone was too busy to help with the Lunar Shadow ritual prep work. 
If they were too busy to help, they should be too busy to check up on her. There was already a meeting set up that afternoon. Her mother could have and would normally have waited until then to see her. 
Collecting herself, Meredith sat her coffee down and walked over to the door. She watched Malcolm give her a thoughtful glance and pull the door open to let her mom enter. He was reason number three. Standing shirtless in her living room, he was more than welcome. In fact, she loved having him there, particularly half-naked. Her mother, on the other hand, would have a different opinion.



That's your tease for this week! You can find out more about Chasing High Noon or buy a copy on Amazon. It and the other Star Crossed books are available in both print and digital.

Buy Link:  Amazon

 Peace and Love