Monday, January 25, 2016

Full Moon New Releases (Jan 2016)

A day late but not a book shy! Snow and ice postponed this months Full Moon Releases, but we're here now. So grab a warm drink and check out these new books.

Edge of Obsession by Megan Crane

Edge of ObsessionUSA Today bestselling author Megan Crane's smoldering new novel will leave readers ... obsessed.

Tyr, a powerful man in a destroyed world, needs only three things to survive: his weapons, basic resources and a rotation of women to serve his voracious sexual needs. But when a beautiful prisoner grabs his attention during a mission to restock his clan's supplies, Tyr's alpha instincts give way to something much darker--strong, unquenchable lust that cannot be ignored...or denied.

After two years on the run, Helena is snared by this dominant group of men who roam the land unchallenged. Strong to her core and with a mission of her own, Helena knows she doesn't have to be their captive for long. But despite all the terrible things she's heard about these brutal beasts, Helena is overcome by intense desire for the ruthless man who has taken her. As their scorching passion escalates, Helena will have to trust in Tyr in order to save both what's left of this desolate, torn-up world...and herself.

 Released Jan 5th by St. Martin's Press

What a Werewolf Wants by Kristin Miller

What a Werewolf WantsThey may not be the perfect match…But they’re having fun.

Going to the chapel, and her sister is going to get married…no matter what.

Josie Cole might be unlucky in love, but she’s a pro at matching other couples. When her sister gets married to the man of her dreams, it’ll be Cole Matchmaking Services one-hundredth match, and secure Josie a television special that would boost business.

Private investigator–and werewolf–Ryder McManus doesn’t believe in marriage. Catching cheating spouses has taught him there is no such thing as happily ever after. But then he never expected to find his fated mate, Josie, at his best friend’s wedding festivities.

When Josie and Ryder are together, the chemistry heats up. While he’s trying to stop the wedding, she’ll do whatever it takes to give the couple a dream day. But the secret he’s trying to expose might just ruin everything…

 Released Jan 11th by Entangled Publishing, LLC

 Dyre: By Moon's Light by Rachel E. Bailey

Dyre: By Moon's Light In a modern world where Packs of werewolves exist side by side with a none-the-wiser humanity, what if one person stood between a lasting peace among the werewolf Packs and all-out civil war? A young female werewolf called Des is bound by a blood oath with the guarding of this person, the aging leader of all the Packs: the Dyre. But when the Dyre is murdered on Des’s watch, she’s sworn to protect the new Dyre, a young woman named Ruby. Des must deal with her emerging feelings for her stubborn new charge while they both try to uncover who’s behind the continuing murders of powerful werewolves. It’s stable employment—nice work, if you can get it…at least until the silver bullets start to fly.

 Released Jan 19th from Bold Strokes Books

Inversion Point by Jen Burke and Kelly Jensen

Inversion PointZander and Felix's relationship has been to the brink and back: the Human-Stin War, imprisonment and an actual death/resurrection. Zander's death, to be specific, and the experience has left him…changed. The mysterious race known as the Guardians chose to revive him and appointed him as their emissary. A high honor, but he could do without the group of would-be cultists following him around the galaxy.

When a recently discovered species destroys a stin probe, Zander's new role soon commands all of his time and focus. The human ambassador—Felix's ex-lover, much to Zander's annoyance—pulls them into strategy talks aimed at preserving galactic peace. Soon everyone is relying on Zander's Guardian tech to telepathically communicate with the strange aliens.

Only Felix seems concerned with the strain piling up on Zander, but he has his own resolve tested when the very stin that imprisoned him show up to a summit. Zander and Felix will both have to find a way to face their doubts and preserve their love—while preventing another galaxy-wide war.

Book four of Chaos Station

 Coming Jan 25th from Carina Press

 That's the new releases for this month. Enjoy the winter weather and stay warm!

Peace and Love!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

My Sexy Shifter

It's another My Sexy Saturday and this week's theme is My Sexy Shifter. It just screamed show some fur and with that thought in mind I'm sharing a scene from Witch Hunt. Rei, a witch with the power to transform, has run into a pack of werewolves, but one wolf has the power to flip her world upside down. Enjoy!

Witch Hunt snippet:

Aidan rolled over onto his side to face her, propping his head up on his hand. “Show me,” he challenged. He had only seen the transformation of his own kind, and the idea of seeing Rei as a wolf was exciting and new. Seeing Rei’s look of confusion, Aidan said, “Show me your wolf form. Let me hear her howl.”

Rei slowly lifted herself up from the chair. “I don’t know how long I can hold the form,” she admitted quietly. Aidan did not say anything, only watched her intently. He felt the tickling of magic as Rei called it to her. Her eyes drifted closed, and Aidan wondered if she was picturing the white wolf.

Aidan watched mystified as Rei’s clothes melted away, and fur began to blossom in their place. Her face became thinner, longer, and was quickly covered in short fur. When Rei dropped to her hands and knees in the middle of the room, Aidan sat up to watch her more closely.

What Aidan saw sitting there before him was a very powerful, fullgrown female timber wolf. She was smaller than his kind but was large for her kind, appearing well over a hundred pounds. Then there were her eyes. Those deep, engulfing black eyes stared at him confidently.

Aidan slipped his feet off the edge of the couch, sitting up. Remembering how his own kind reacted in their furry form, Aidan gently moved his hand, fingers outstretched, toward her. Rei leaned forward and bumped his palm with her muzzle. “You’re really coherent right now,” Aidan said in amazement. Rei let out a little whine. A smile drifted over Aidan’s lips, and he quickly amended what he had said. “It’s rare for a werewolf to be so coherent at such an early age. I assumed you’d be the same.”

Rei stood up and, showing just how coherent she was, began to spin in a slow circle. Aidan recognized the movement at once. Rei was showing off her appearance for him, asking if he liked what he saw. He was captivated by the sleek look her light-colored fur gave her. Her movements were so graceful and natural. Aidan felt his own wolf stirring and knew that his furrier half liked the image of Rei’s wolf form too.

“You are gorgeous,” he said finally. Rei stopped her spin and faced him again. Her head was held high with pride from his praise. “Let me hear you. I want to know what you sound like.”

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That's it for this week. Don't forget to hop over to the other great blogs for more snippets and sneak peeks.

Peace and Love!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

What I've Learned from Interactive Fiction

Early in 2015 I had an idea. It was a crazy, no way I could ever pull it off idea, but it took root. This is what I've learned about interactive fiction as a writer and as a reader over this last year.

I grew up reading. I read comic books, novels, short stories, fan fiction, text based RPG's and anything else that could be read. One of the more rare but always fun reads were pick your own adventure novels.

First: It's confusing. Very confusing. I started with an idea and tried to create an outline. My outline turned into a tree of possibilities. That was awesome. All the wonderful ways the story could go, but I quickly learned it's hard to keep track of those branches while writing. I ended up mixing up a few scenes that didn't read well at all. Those are hours of outline tree searching I'll never forget.

Second: It's fulfilling. Normally when I'm telling a story only one outcome is possible, but with interactive fiction I was able to explore different endings, scenes and even character deaths that would have otherwise been just passing fancies. It was nice having outlets of imagination that a single story line doesn't have room for.

Third: It makes a person think differently. At least it made me think differently. I've read a number of these types of books and even just reading them I wonder what if and end up rereading the story trying to find which choices led to which outcomes. Writing it was no different for me. I left my comfort zone of multiple points of views and dove into a single point of view story. That made me hyper aware of the other characters' actions. There was no chance to clarify in the next scene so I had to wonder if their emotions and intentions were coming across clearly.

Finally: It can be a lot of fun. It was fun challenging myself to something different. It was fun looking at the outline so differently. And honestly it was fun being able to add extras that don't normally make it into a story.

While I may not try another interactive fiction piece right away I think I could enjoy playing with the idea in the far far future.

Peace and Love!

And you're all invited to Paranormal Author Takeover Event starting today and running through the 22nd.  

Update: Lost Relic has come to Amazon Kindle. This piece took me a while to work out and even though it drove me to the edge of madness (honestly my poor husband was starting to worry) I really did enjoy writing it.

About Lost Relic of working inside a museum have taken a toll on Lillian’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 Lillian has the chance to be a part of its discovery. Will she follow the prestigious historian or the roguish treasure hunter? You decide.

Buy at Amazon today or read for free on KindleUnlimited. 

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Paranormal Love Wednesday

It's another Paranormal Love Wednesday and I'm here with a peek at two of my favorite witches from the third book the Saving Grace Saga, Fire Hunt. Julia and Edmund have found themselves on opposite sides and now they have to come to terms with who they really are.

Fire Hunt:

Edmund shook the hair from his face again and glared up at her with seething blue eyes. The change in eye color was a telltale sign that he was finally really angry, and Julia had to fight back a victorious grin. His tongue swiped out to catch a swell of blood at the corner of his mouth. “Have I upset you, Detective?”

Leaning in further, Julia almost brushed her cheek against his and whispered, “I’ll see you tonight.”

As she pulled away, he pressed his lips to her cheek, no doubt leaving behind a bloody kiss mark. Just before she slapped him again she saw his grin.

She abruptly turned and headed for the door without looking back. Her hand was reaching for the knob when she heard Edmund say, “I’ll be looking forward to it, babe."

That's the peek for today. Make sure to hop over to Paranormal Love Wednesday to check out other great blog posts!

Interested in Fire Hunt? Read and excerpt or buy at:

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Peace and Love!