Tuesday, October 6, 2015

October 1T Status Update

First there was Logan's story in Biting Me Softly, then Synnove's in Beauty Bites. Now meet his brother Luke and her sister Alexis as they struggle to find their way in Biting Love book 9 Passion Bites.

A broken vampire and a driven doctor, seized by a passion neither can afford.

Dr. Alexis Byornsson has her hands full in the ER when her patient’s uncle blows into the exam room. Stitching up a five-year-old’s cut is hard enough without a blond god distracting her all to hell.

To say she’s furious is putting it mildly—not that anyone would notice. Not with the legendary control that’s earned her the nickname “Dr. Frozen”.

Luke Steel never knew a woman chastising him could be so sexy. But for the first time in three hundred years, passion stirs in his gut—along with panic. Since his wife was taken before his eyes in a brutal attack, he’s sworn he’d never feel that powerless again.

Almost before either Luke or Alexis realize what’s happening, they’re sharing a blazing kiss that shatters her logical armor and unleashes his wholly unwanted mating instinct. And spurs a closer-than-skin enemy to put into motion a devastating plan for revenge.

Warning: This book contains a hot doctor and a hotter vampire messing up sterile surfaces. The usual rogue shenanigans, but this time covering deeper motives. Hang on to your stethoscopes at what’s revealed!

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I have to admit, I wasn't sure if Luke's story would ever be written. I usually write first loves because I'm deeply committed to grand passion, to love that lasts an eternity. Luke, as series readers know, has lost his wife. How did I deal with that, help him heal emotionally?

Strangely, it was a woman whose own emotions are clogged who finally emerged from the pages as Luke's savior. But just because Dr. Alexis Byornsson's emotionally frozen doesn't mean she doesn't have feelings, quite the opposite! ...although she does her darndest to deny them.

Bringing these two together was the hardest and yet most beautiful and fruitful thing I've ever attempted. The finished story still brings heartbreak and finally tears of joy to my eyes. And of course the usual Meiers Corners laughs and cold-drinks sex too.

Have I succeeded? Please read Passion Bites for yourself and let me know.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

4T Olio--Chosen--new release by Cora Maxine

Friend Cora Maxine has released her second book in the Make Me Paranormal series! Check it out :)


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To say that all Hell broke loose and to actually see it happen are two different things. You'll have to trust me on this.

Jupiter Hayes thought she had seen and heard it all when she woke up in a paranormal facility and was told she had to choose a society to join. But no one said anything about royalty.

When the demons show up, things begin to change as Jupiter finds out she's the one being chosen. How will she ever be able to make the right choice when there's so much riding on her decision?

The first book in the series, Choices, is also available!

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I always wondered which paranormal being I would choose to be, but never thought I'd be forced to make the decision.

As an urban fantasy author, Jupiter Hayes knows all about the things that go bump in the night, but she never dreamed that those beings could be real.

Summoned to a secret paranormal facility within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Jupiter finds out that not only are these beings real, but she's destined to become one of them.

Soon she's cut off from the life she once knew as she spends time getting to know each society in need of new members. But, some of those societies may be a better fit than others, due to her own bloodline.

Throw in a sexy vampire and a gorgeous warlock and it's easy to see that Jupiter Hayes has some tough choices to make.

Cora's on Facebook and Twitter and would love to hear from you!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

3T Writing Tidbit

Title Creation. Two words that inspire hate in authors the world round.

I haven't got a bullet. But I do have some bullet-point ideas.

  • List words relating to your story. Make them as vivid as possible. Then start paring them in twos and threes. Pick combos that don't go together but are effective together. (Biting Nixie)
  • What makes your lead character compelling? Pick words to encapsulate him or her. (Assassins Bite)
  • Look for the zing, not the tickle.
  • Use a quote site to find key concept words.
  • Use a quote site to find snippets of a quote. (TV series Slings and Arrows)
  • Use a random title generator to jumpstart ideas. Many available with an Internet search.

Published since 2009, over the years I've accumulated various items of writing wisdom. The Third Tuesday Writing Tidbit showcases these items in no particular order. Click here to see all 3T Tidbits.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Shelly’s top 5 Tips for Taking Charge of Your Men--Roxy Mews NEW RELEASE!

All the Ts are delayed one week so that I can bring you exciting NEWS! The third chapter of the Hart Clan Hybrids releases today. And to celebrate, the star of the show, Shelly, is giving us her man tips :)

(And check out the Rafflecopter at the end!)

Shelly: I figured you all could use some tips in taking charge of your men. Since I’ve recently taken charge of two, you should listen to what I have to say.
1.       Sex. Let’s be honest, you can take charge of even the strongest Alpha Werewolf when you have his favorite honey pot on tap.
2.       Location, Location, Location. Having control of your man is difficult sometimes and a good vacation getaway with lots of rope to keep him there is always a good idea.
3.       Sharp wit, and sharper teeth.  Having a sense of humor is a great way to keep your men off balance. Throwing their heads back in laughter gives great access when you’re dying for a bite.
4.       Drama-free Zone. Everyone has drama in their family. Some much more than others. Taking charge of your men sometimes means helping eliminate some of the drama. Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty when it’s for someone you care about.
5.       Highlighting your hot spots. After you’ve been mated, showing off the marks your mate seared into your skin is always a turn on. Show that shit off. Letting them think you belong to them is the first step in claiming your own territory.
Shelly:  So that’s it. Take control, ladies. The men out there won’t know what hit them.
Richard: Shelly, what are you doing?
Shelly: Googling our next stop for a hotel. I’m taking some of the work off of Trevor’s hands. Aren’t I fucking fabulous?
Richard: *tries to look at computer screen*
Shelly: *types fast* Later, ladies. Take control. We’ve got a lot of work to do in this world. *shuts laptop*

Thank you Shelly!!

Three's a Clan

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Sometimes the only way to hold on is to let it all go.
Hart Clan Hybrids, Book 3

Finding out she’s a byproduct of her maker’s plan for world domination is a letdown for Shelly Meyers. Now she must figure out where to pin her loyalties. Tradition tells her to follow her leader, but something tells her tradition is overrated. Is it her conscience? Nah. Not that. Not anymore.

Richard Paulson never planned on turning furry, yet here he is, an Alpha in charge of a pack. Even with Doc, his beta, at his back, he seems to keep winding up in another frying pan.

Long ago, Trevor “Doc” Paulson gave the woman he loved to someone who could give her the life she deserved. Now, as he and Richard fight to prevent history repeating, he’s struggling not to act on pure attraction—again. He knows he should be Rick’s voice of reason, but what happens when the three of them get close makes no sense at all.

Together they must decide to let go of the past to forge a new future—and fast. Before a power-hungry vampire takes it all away.

Warning: This book contains a sexually volatile vampire who is about to grab the world and a couple of werewolves by the balls. Not for the faint of heart, or those who are opposed to sex, blood, bites, multiple partners and multiple orgasms.

To check out Three's a Clan along with all of Roxy's books, click here.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September 1T Status Update

Great month ahead. Roxy Mews visits next week with her brand new release. Three's a Clan is only $3.85 at Samhain but only a few more days, so order now!

And Roxy's A Love Worth Biting For is only $0.99 RIGHT NOW. Get yours today before the sale is over at--
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Who’s afraid of the big bad hybrid?

Hart Clan Hybrids, Book 1

Amber Paulson’s wolf has chosen a mate for her, but Amber is not amused with its pick. Jake Meyers might look amazing in a wet T-shirt and have the cheekbones and strong jaw that artists drool over. Too bad he is missing a pulse.

Jake is a vampire, well, mostly. Then a tall, curvy redhead pops up on his radar and something awakens in him. Even though he tries to stay away, Amber gets under his skin, and his vampire/werewolf heritage starts to become more bark and less bite. For the first time, he feels the call of the moon, and he knows it’s all because of Amber Paulson.

Amber’s trying to stay away, and Jake’s trying to not turn furry. They both fail miserably—and with a lot of sweaty and enjoyable property destruction.

By giving in to her mating call, Amber finds out more than she ever wanted to know about herself, her family, and the rogue wolf who took so much from her so long ago. As her past comes back to bite her, she’ll have to decide what she’s willing to give up for her mate. Her home? Her pack? Her…heartbeat?

Warning: This book contains a snarky shifter heroine who could give Sookie a run for her money, a hot hunk of a vampire with a soft (and furry) side, and sex so sizzling that even an inter-species war can’t get in the way.

News this month--
  • Contract signed for Mind Mates (Pull of the Moon book 2)! Coming in August 2016.
  • Cover reveal coming for Passion Bites. Release date now December 8.
  • Big concert this month, so I'll be semi-reclusive :)
  • By the time this posts, I will have attended the Writer's Police Academy, an intensive four-day workshop on all thing law enforcement. 
  • The multitalented Elle J Rossi is my guest at Magical Musings this month

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