Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Full Moon New Releases (April 2021)


It's time again for a round up of some full moon releases. I hope you find a new beastie to fall in love with in these newly released and upcoming titles.

Vampire: A Dark Protectors/Rebels Novella by Rebecca Zanetti

Vampire (Dark Protectors, #12.5) by Rebecca Zanetti

Dr. Mariana Lopez has finally stopped bailing friends out of difficult situations. Well, except for substituting as the leader for another anger management group, pitching in as a campaign strategist for a prospective sheriff, and babysitting three dogs. Even with such a full life, she can feel the danger around her—a sense that something isn’t right. Nightmares harass her, until the real thing comes to life, and only the dark and sexy male sitting in her group can save her. However, with safety comes a price she might not be willing to pay.

Raine Maxwell is one of the Maxwells out of Montana, which means he's not only one of the most deadly vampires alive, but his path is set and his mate has been chosen for him. To save him—to continue his line. Unfortunately, his mate is an enhanced human female who has no idea of her abilities, of his species, or of her future. He’d like to lead her gently into this new world, but his people aren’t the only ones who’ve found her, which puts her into more danger than she can imagine. Plus, in order to follow his laws, he only has one week to convince her that immortality with him is what she wants—and needs.

Released by 1001 Dark Nights April 13th


The Warlord: A Novel (Rise of the Warlords Book 1) by Gena Showalter

The Warlord (Rise of the Warlords, #1) by Gena Showalter

For centuries, Taliyah Skyhawk has prepared to become Harpy General, leader of the deadliest female army in existence. One of the requirements? Remain a virgin. But, for a chance to save her people, she must wed the fearless leader of the Astra Planeta, Alaroc Phaethon.

The time has come for Roc to sacrifice another virgin bride to his god. There has never been a woman alluring enough to tempt him from his path. No warrioress powerful enough to overcome his incredible strength. No enchantress desirable enough to make him burn beyond reason. Until now.

With the clock ticking, war between husband and wife ignites. Except Taliyah never expected the merciless king to challenge the future she once envisioned. She certainly never anticipated the thrill of their battles turning into games… The problem is, only one spouse can survive.

Love is a battlefield in Showalter’s The Warlord.

Released by HQN Books on April 20th


A Wolf in Duke's Clothing (Shapeshifters of the Beau Monde, 1) by Susanna Allen

 A Wolf in Duke's Clothing (Shapeshifters of the Beau Monde, #1)

A Duke in want of a wife...

Alfred Blakesley, Duke of Lowell, has long been an enigma. No one dares to give a man of his status the cut direct, but there's simply something not quite right about him. What would the society ladies say if they learned the truth―that the Duke of Lowell is a wolf shifter and the leader of a pack facing extinction if he doesn't find his true love? So now he's on the hunt...for a wife.

Felicity Templeton has a goal of her own: to remain unwed until her twenty-fifth birthday, when she will inherit a significant fortune. But that all changes when she meets Alfred, the dashing duke who's determined to have her for his very own...

 Releasing April 27th from Sourcebooks Casablanca

The Nightborn (Stormbringer, 2) by Isabel Cooper

The Nightborn (Stormbringer #2)

Raised from childhood to be weapons, Sentinels spend their lives fighting the monsters that prey upon humanity. Their hands will shape the world, and their swords will seal its fate.

As war looms, Sentinel Branwyn seeks military aid from the High Council, attracting interest from its youngest member, Zelen Varengir. He's intrigued by Branwyn but can't risk helping her cause. Instead, he must learn all he can about the intriguing newcomer―especially who's behind framing her for the murder of the High Lord and threatening to tear apart the world as they know it...

 Releasing April 27th from Sourcebooks Casablanca


That's it for this month. If you know of any great new releases let me know and I'll include them in the list.


Peace and Love



Friday, April 23, 2021

Dangers of Being an Author

 Today's post offers a little insight into being an author. Most people think of an author as carefree, maybe writing everything with a feathered pen. Some people think of the much more common struggling author that's fighting to pay their bills. Both are real and so are all the different levels in between. Still, there are a few things all authors have in common. 

One of the biggest dangers of being an author is falling in love with your characters. You don't even have to be a romance author for this to happen. It can and does happen in every genre. These characters are created, nurtured and grown in the minds of their authors. That can lead to a deep connection. It can also lead to not wanting to put the character through scenes that would hurt them. It's even been known to stop the planned death of a character. 

Of course, falling in love with your character can also help the author build their story. It can also make them look crazy when they have one sided conversation with fictional beings.

Bad posture is a big risk for authors. While we're having our crazy talks and mental break downs we don't always pay attention to the correct way to sit or stand or sleep. This can cause a lot of problems physically. (Currently dealing with a pinched nerve in my arm because I just spent too much time at my computer and not stepping away every twenty minutes or so.) Back pain, neck pain, headaches and even fatigue can all be caused by bad posture. Authors just seem less likely to notice until it's too late. At least this one is.

Being an author includes the risk of being crushed alive. All those books we stock pile for research or for escape have to go somewhere and sometimes the shelves don't hold the weight. With ebooks a big part of day to day life this risk is less, but I don't know many other authors that don't have an overflowing book shelf that's ready to tip at any moment.

Finally, I want to address something that not just authors but many people face day to day. We're all working and doing our best to advance ourselves, our work and our families. Getting caught up in an editing deadline or a contest manuscript can be really good for the career, but it can be very bad for your family. Things have to get done, yes. Don't stop doing them, but make time for your friends and family. Chances are your doing this as much for them as you are for yourself. 

And your family misses you. They support you and they love you. Make time to spend with them. Right now more than ever. If they're not supporting and loving then find those that are, because we all need that kind of support in our lives. Be that support for them and help each other. 

 There are a lot of dangers when it comes to creating fiction and living day to day with what you've created blended in with the real world around you. Most authors look crazy at least once or twice. Some stay in that semi insane state all the time. Others hold themselves together perfectly and make the rest of us sick with jealousy. 

That's all for today my lovely readers.

Peace and Love

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Romance Grab Bag Giveaway (April 2021)



April 7th

Fill your eReader with a surprise!

Is your eReader full of tumbleweeds?  

Do you need something to read but have no idea where to start? 

Let my mystery box pick for you!

Forty authors teamed up to bring you TWENTY-NINE mystery bags of romance. 

Alpha heroes, untouchable bosses, sexy vampires, kilted pirates, and more wait to sweep you away.

There will be numerous winners!

You get to pick between the three categories what interests you most:

 Contemporary, Historical, Paranormal

Enter whichever genre is your catnip, or go for all three if you love everything romance.

Do you want a sneak peek hint of which books are available in the bundle? 

 Visit the giveaway page to check them out and enter.

The giveaway is sponsored by these wonderful authors:

Ellen Mint • N.J. Adel • Kara Kendrick • Jaqueline Snowe • Megan Slayer • 

C.J. Burright • Aurora Russell • Tina Gallagher • Melissa McClone • January Bain • 

Sheri-Lynn Marean • Jennifer Wilck • Angela Addams • Robert Herold • PE Kavanagh • 

AE Lister • Katherine McIntyre • Maggie Blackbird • Renee Regent • 

Anna Taylor Sweringen • Amanda Uhl • Angela Taylor • TJ Finn • Jessie Harper • 

Cassie O’Brien • S. J. Coles • M.C. Frank • Brooklyn Knight • Sue London • 

Michelle Deerwester-Dalrymple • Laurie Benson • J.P Bowie • Tia Didmon • 

Zoe Beth Geller • Sandra Carmel • J.R. White • Robecca Austin • T. Strange • 

Janis McCurry