Thursday, January 28, 2010

I Need Your Vote

Have Mercy received a 5 Heart Sweetheart Award from The Romance Studio in 2009. Thanks to all of you who voted for my book.

Now, I'm asking you to vote again. HAVE MERCY is up for the 5 Heart Sweetheat Book of the year.

If you enjoyed my book, please vote at The Romance Studio.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Embracing Silence and Have Mercy Joyfully Reviewed

Embracing Silence has been reviewed by Joyfully Reviewed. Here is a snippet of what reviewer Jo has to say:

"A woman with no past and a man with no future discover what love can do when you have nothing to lose. Embracing Silence brings two very different types of warriors together...I was surprised at just how quickly Tienan and Silence came together, but when you are living in a lawless society, you learn to make quick and correct decisions. The life that Tienan and Silence live is nowhere near perfect, but I believed they had discovered a perfect love together and knew to fight for it. The ending was actually just the beginning for them. Embracing Silence brought two lovers together forever while surrounded with the constant threat of death.

I can’t wait for the next book in the Alpha series."

Check out the entire review at Joyfully Reviewed

Have Mercy as also reviewed and here is some of what the reviewer had to say:

" I didn’t see how they could have a life together the entire time I was pulling for them to find a way. The solution was perfect for both of them even while the danger was ramping up. Have Mercy has a sweet and loving passion side by side with life threatening danger to keep your attention.

War is coming and I really can’t wait to see what Ms. Walters does with the next Alpha book. I bet you will be waiting with me."

Check out the entire review at Joyfully Reviewed

Monday, January 25, 2010

Monday, Monday

I have to say that January is flying by faster than usual and I have no idea why. What is usually the longest month of the winter, for me, is almost over. I need to get down to work. LOL

I do try to get a lot of work done in the cold months so that I can take some time off when it finally gets warm enough for me to want to go outside. That's the plan. But you know what they say about the best laid plans...

Plus, the Olympics are next month and I always love to watch them, which means more time away from my writing.

So, enjoy the last full week of January. Spring is inching closer each day.

Have a great day!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Flashback Friday--Capturing Carly

Capturing Carly is the third book in the Awakening Desires. The books in this series are interconnected, but can be read as stand-alone books.

I admit that Nathan is one of the most difficult male characters I've ever written. That darn man wanted everything his way...and he got it too.


Third in the Awakening Desires series.

Carly Ames has yearned for Nathan Connors for more years than she cares to think about. One wild night of sex with him resulted in their quick engagement. But now that she has Nathan, she's not quite sure that she can handle him.

Big and tough, Nathan is very well suited to his job as a sheriff's deputy. Protective and forthright, he is definitely used to being in charge. Now he wants to be in control of her sexual pleasure, but fears his sexual preferences will scare a good girl like her.

As circumstances conspire to keep them apart, Nathan senses that Carly is having second thoughts. Now he must convince her that she's more than woman enough to meet his demands, in and out of the bedroom, because now that he's captured Carly, there is no way he is letting her go.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Winter Blues

It's the time of year when many folks fall victim to the Winter Blues. The lack of sunshine, the piles of snow everywhere and the short days (more darkness, less light) are the primary reasons. While some people have a severe reaction to this and can need professional treatment, I think most of us are prone to a slighter reaction and just end up feeling a little blue.

What can we do to help counter this reaction?

1. Exercise. Which can be tough when you don't feel like doing anything, but it will help.
Now if I can only make myself work out. :-)

2. Get outside when the sun does shine. If the sun isn't making an appearance near you, make sure to take some vitamin D supplements.

3. Take up a new hobby. It will help stimulate your brain and give you something new and interesting to focus on.

4. Cook. Don't fall victim to the pre-cooked meal or fast food. Cook with fresh fruits and vegetables to give yourself a taste of summer.

5. Don't be afraid to take a nap if you need one. Honestly, I think naps are underrated. They can be rejuvenating and just plain cozy.

And remember, spring isn't too far away. How do you cope with the Winter Blues?

Monday, January 18, 2010


I finally joined Facebook.

I know, I know, I'm slow, as usual. I freely admit that techonology and social networking groups intimidate me, but I finally signed up. Now all I need are friends. :-)

If you'd like to check out me out on Facebook you can search for N. j. Walters. Facebook doesn't seem to like two initials as a name and downsized one of them.

It was a freezing cold weekend here and I spent most of it trying to stay warm. Hope you had a good one and are ready for another week! I did manage to get galley proofs done for Alexandra's Legacy. That means it will be out in print this coming August!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Flashback Friday--Erin's Fancy

Erin's Fancy is the second book in the Awakening Desires. The books in this series are interconnected, but can be read as stand-alone books.


Book Two in the Awakening Desires series.

"Seven Sex Positions That Will Drive You Both Wild!" Deciding that she needs a sex life, Erin Conners studies this magazine article to learn how to seduce a man.

When Abel Benjamin Garrett unexpectedly returns home, Erin decides to test her newfound knowledge and have a summer fling with him. He's been at the center of all her erotic fantasies since her teens and she wants to try out all seven sex positions with him. Erin doesn't think she'll have any problem getting Abel to cooperate. After all, what red-blooded male doesn't want a no-strings, hot summer affair?

Burnt out from his work, Abel has come home to rest and re-evaluate his life. He awakens one morning to find a gorgeous, naked woman in his bed. There is one problem—the sexy goddess is his best friend's sister. But Abel finds it impossible to resist Erin's open and honest sex appeal.

But a secret from his past may force Abel to leave long before summer's end. Furthermore, Abel is not content to be Erin's summer lover. Unbeknownst to her, he plans to be her lover for all time... in more than just seven ways.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Print Book Sale

Check out the fabulous Ellora's Cave Print Book Sale! There are a ton of print books on sale.

Right now, you can purchase Jewels of the Nile IV, Dreams of the Oasis IV, and Dalakis Embrace for only $4.00 each. Now, that's a bargain.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Monday, Monday

Good morning and welcome to Monday!

It snowed on Saturday and was cold and windy on Sunday, so most of the weekend was spent indoors. I did start some preliminary work for my next book yesterday, but it's hard to get started again after the Christmas holiday. And with it being so cold and snowy outside, I'd rather nap than work.

Still, I have the computer fired up this morning and am rereading a book and making notes for the next one. That's how I start when the book I'm working on is part of a series. I need to refamiliarize myself with what came before and what I've done with certain characters. Once I make notes (which in reality means a small mountain of file cards), I'll do whatever research I need to do. Then I'll think about the plot of the book. Once I know my opening scene, I'll begin writing. I hope to get to that stage before the end of the week.

With the wind chill, it's hovering around 0 degrees farenheit this morning. I can't seem to get warm. So, I'm going to pour myself a cup of tea, pull a blanket over my legs and keep working. Because spring will be here soon enough and I'm hoping to have several books written by then.

Have a great Monday!

Friday, January 08, 2010

Flashback Friday--Katie's Art of Seduction

Katie's Art of Seduction is the first book in the Awakening Desires. The books are interconnected, but can be read as a stand-alone book. Cain remains a reader favorite. Gotta love the tortured hero.


Book One in the Awakening Desires series.

From the moment the woman's portrait in the window of a coffee shop caught Cain Benjamin's attention, he resolved to possess not only it, but her as well. Determined to find the mysterious beauty, he sets out to locate the artist. If he can find the artist, he's sure he can find the woman in the picture.

Katie Wallace's schedule at Coffee Breaks allows her to earn a living and still have time to pursue her love of painting. When her boss and friend convinces her to display one of her self-portraits in the shop window, she is apprehensive, but elated when it sells—until she meets the portrait owner.

Katie finds herself captivated by Cain, the tall, mysterious man who lurks in the shadows and is obsessed with her self-portrait. And Cain is even more intrigued by Katie, as he discovers her painting is not nearly as sensual as the woman herself.

Cain's mesmerizing and commanding personality entices Katie into the shadows with him. But Katie is equally determined to uses all her artistry to seduce him back into the light of day with her.

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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Interview at FAR

Linda L over at Fallen Angel Reviews recently interviewed me. I'm talking about books, writing and favorite foods, among other things. Check out the entire interview at Fallen Angel Reviews.

Monday, January 04, 2010

New Cover Goodness

Check out my cover for Seeking Charlotte. It's part of the Hearts of Fire series I'm working on with authors Ciana Stone, TJ Michaels, and Nicole Austin.
Book 1, Memory's Eye by Ciana Stone, is now available from Ellora's Cave. Shards of Ecstacy by TJ Michaels is Book 2 and Kenna's Cowboy is Book 4. Seeking Charlotte is Book 3. No release date yet, but I'll keep you posted.
Book 5, which all four of us are working on, will finish the series. I'm very excited about this fabulous paranormal series.

Friday, January 01, 2010

January Newsletter Now Available!

The January 2010 issue of Awakening Desires—the Newsletter of Romance Author N.J. Walters is now available.

Check out the this month’s author interview with Mackenzie McKade. As well, you'll find all the latest news, an excerpt and my hubby's popular column: Confessions of a Romance Author's Husband!

As well, each month, some lucky newsletter subscriber wins a prize. All you have to do to be eligible to win next month is to go to Awakening Desires Newsletter to join. While you’re there, you can check out back issues of the newsletter.