Thursday, May 31, 2012

Tuesday Teaser on Thursday--Heat Wave

Missed the teaser on Tuesday, so we'll call todays' teaser a Thursday Teaser. It's from my contemporary/erotic romance Heat Wave.

Thursday Teaser:

The lights flickered once, and then she was jolted as the elevator jerked to a sudden stop. Only Tucker’s quick reflexes kept her from ending up in an undignified heap on the floor. One of his thick forearms was banded around her waist, keeping her upright.

The elevator went pitch black and her fingers dug into his arm.

“Everything is okay, his deep voice steadied her. “I’ve got you.”

Striving for some control, she released her death grip on his arm and forced herself to take a step away. She thought she heard him sigh, but couldn’t be sure. “I wonder what happened?” Even though she knew it was useless, she stabbed at the buttons on the control panel.

“Rolling blackouts. The entire city has been having them all day.” The tiny security light finally flicked to life.

“Great,” she muttered. That’s all she needed to cap off what had been a long, hot, frustrating day.

 “Could be worse.” Tucker’s calm voice irritated her further.

 “How?” she snapped back.

 “The longest one today was only about a half hour. It shouldn’t take them too long to get the power back on. We’ll be fine.”

Great, she’d practically snapped the man’s head off and he was doing his best to reassure her. Taking a deep breath, she let it out slowly, before turning to face him. “Once again, I owe you an apology.” Taking a step towards him, she held out her hand to try and find the wall.

 Her hand was caught in his solid grasp as he drew her steadily towards him. “Apology accepted.” Slowly, he raised her hand to his lips and kissed each knuckle slowly, one at a time, until he’d done the honors to all five of her fingers.

 The tingles started in her fingers, ran up her arm, and eventually encompassed her entire body. His tongue licked the slight indents between her fingers, and she sucked in her breath as he slowly took one of her fingers into his mouth.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

5 Blue Ribbons for Finding Chrissten

  Romance Junkies has given Finding Chrissten a 5 Blue Ribbon Review!

Here's a snippet of what the reviewer has to say:

"Ms. Walter’s excels herself with this novel. She created the perfect romantic hero, strong yet sensitive, willing to do anything to protect and cherish his mate.

I am not ashamed to confess that I have been devouring N.J. Walters' Legacy series with great relish. Ms. Walters has served up the perfect platter for romance lovers; gripping action packed plots, featuring beautifully emotive romances, fascinating subplots, taut tension, chilling realistic villains and characters I love to revisit. Did I forget to mention the scorching hot sex?"

~Claudette, Romance Junkies

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Monday, May 28, 2012

Only a few days left in Brenda Novak's Annual Auction

I'm thrilled to be part of this year's Brenda Novak's Annual Auction for the Cure of Diabetes. I've got two print books up for auction--A Touch of Magick and By the Book. Be sure to check out all the great books and other things up for auction. It's a great cause.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Weekend at the Movies

Hubby and I have taken in four of the summer blockbuster movies so far, and while some have been better than others, I've found something to enjoy in all of them.

The best, without doubt, is The Avengers! This is movie  making at its best. And I saw the 2D version, not the 3D or IMAX. I find the latter two give me a headache and I really don't miss anything in the regular movie version.

Tom Hiddleston is brilliant as the villainous Loki. He is diabolical, yet charming, and even as you despise what he is doing you find yourself liking him from time to time. And of course Thor, Ironman, Captain America and all the rest of the superheroes are wonderful. They all get their chance to shine.

Next up is Dark Shadows starring Johnny Depp. Now this movie is not for everyone. You have to enjoy the campy and absurd if you're going to have a good time at this one. Personally, I thought it was a decent popcorn movie for cheap Tuesday. As always, Johnny Depp is brilliant!

Battleship is the next movie we saw. I have to admit that I had zero expectations for this movie. I might have loved the game as a kid, but I didn't see how they could translate it into a movie. Maybe because my expectations were so low I actually thought it was okay. It has aliens, explosions, heroism, not to mention a couple of hollywood hunks and a pop star. It had a couple of good moments and lots of action. A summer afternoon popcorn movie.

Finally, today we went to MIB III. Josh Brolin is absolutely brilliant as the younger Agent K! It goes without saying that Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones were fabulous. This movie was action-packed, but it had some quiet moments too. I think it might be the best of the three. Definitely worth seeing. Once again, we saw it in 2D, not 3D, and didn't find it lacking.

What movies have you seen so far this summer?

Friday, May 25, 2012


Good  morning and welcome to Friday! Going to work on my latest WIP this morning. This afternoon...who knows.

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

4 Stars for Finding Chrissten

 Finding Chrissten has received a 4 Star review from Night Owl Reviews. Here is a snippet of what the reviewer has to say:

"The storyline is amazing and will pull you in from the beginning and hold you there till the end. I wanted to find out what was going to happen next and how they were going to help Chrissten and get her mate so that she could be truly free. The plot flowed well throughout the story."

~Tigger9, Night Owl Reviews

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Monday, May 21, 2012


HAPPY VICTORIA DAY to all my Canadian friends. I hope you're enjoying the long, holiday weekend. Have fun and stay safe!

Friday, May 18, 2012

All 5 Legacy books on Samhain Paranormal Best Sellers List

I just realized that all five books in the Legacy Series--Alexandra's Legacy, Isaiah's Haven, Legacy Found, Quinn's Quest and Finding Chrissten are on the Samhain Publishing Best Sellers in Paranormal list.

What a way to kick off the weekend. I did take a screen save shot to print later, but I couldn't figure out how to get it up on my blog. Technology eludes me sometimes.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

4 Ravens for Fabric of Fate

BlackRaven's Reviews has given Fabric of Fate a 4 Ravens Review. Here is a snippet of what the reviewer has to say:

"What draws me to this series is Ms. Walters knack for creating an unusual plot with each installment, even though each book could be read as a stand alone. Fabric of Fate is a well-written story with engaging characters. The love is obvious to the point that it wraps around you like a warm cocoon."

~Lace, BlackRaven's Reviews

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tuesday Teaser: Lily Blossoms

Today's Teaser if from the older woman/younger man contemporary/erotic romance Lily Blossoms.

Tuesday Teaser:

Letting out a huff of breath, he prowled around her kitchen. It was much like the woman herself—calm and welcoming, with a hint of spice. She’d obviously been working. He ignored the laptop but couldn’t resist glancing down at the papers strewn next to it.

His eyes skimmed and then jerked back—sex in public, roses, whipped cream and striptease. The words jumped off the page along with the underlined word “research”. He knew he was invading her privacy and that he should just walk away, but he couldn’t stop himself from picking up the sheet to study it further. When he did he noticed the book hidden beneath—Hidden Desires by Ms. Lillian.

Laying the sheet aside, he picked up the book and flipped it over, whistling under his breath as he read the blurb on the back. This was hot stuff. He knew it couldn’t be a coincidence, but his brain could hardly reconcile the Lily he knew with the woman who’d penned an erotic romance.

A slow smile split his face. He’d always known that Lily had hidden depths.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Monday, monday...

Good morning and welcome to Monday! The picture of the kitten says it all this morning. I'm up, but I already want a nap. lol Need to get some energy so I can get to work on my latest WIP. Hubby also mentioned taking me to see the new Johnny Depp flick today. Maybe peppermint tea, toast and honey will help. Off to have some breakfast.

Have an excellent Monday!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!


I'll be spending part of Sunday with my mom. Hope you all have a safe and happy holiday!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Finding Chrissten a Fresh Friday Read

Carrie Ann Ryan has chosen FINDING CHRISSTEN as one of her Fresh Friday Reads. Check out Carrie Ann Ryan's Blog and see what other books she chose for her list!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Finding Chrissten on Amazon Best Seller List!

Thank you to everyone who has purchased FINDING CHRISSTEN. It is #83 on the Amazon Best Sellers in Fantasy & Futuristic Romance list. Don't know how long it will stay on the list. I'm just thrilled that it's there!

Tuesday, May 08, 2012


FINDING CHRISSTEN, the next book in the Legacy series, is available today from Samhain Publishing! This can be read as a stand alone book, but is part of the Legacy series.

Legacy, Book 5

For eighteen horrific months, Chrissten Lawton was at the mercy of a crazy doctor and his pureblood werewolf flunky. She was subjected to experiments, beaten, mated against her will…and fading fast.

Just as she reaches the breaking point, the Haven pack comes to her rescue. Although any strange male makes her nervous, one of her rescuers stays by her side night and day, and something within her responds to this wolf’s gentleness.

From the moment Hank Brewer picked up Chrissten’s unique scent, he’s been driven to help her overcome her trauma-fed fears. He may be a half-breed, but he never does anything halfway. As he dedicates every waking moment to her healing, their fragile link leads them toward something they both hesitate to name.

But the danger isn’t past. Chrissten’s mate is still on the loose and he won’t rest until she—and the rest of Haven’s females—are taken for the cruel enjoyment of his rogue pack. Even though Hank would give his life to save her, the biggest challenge lies ahead. Admitting their love to each other.

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Book of the Week--The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts

What have you been reading lately? I just finished Nora Roberts' THE LAST BOYFRIEND, book 2 in her Inn Boonsboro trilogy. Her books just keep getting better and better. This book is well worth checking out.


Owen is the organizer of the Montgomery clan, running the family’s construction business with an iron fist — and an even less flexible spreadsheet. And though his brothers give him grief for his compulsive list making, the Inn BoonsBoro is about to open right on schedule. The only thing Owen didn’t plan for was Avery MacTavish... Avery’s popular pizza place is right across the street from the inn, giving her a firsthand look at its amazing renovation — and a newfound appreciation for Owen.

Since he was her first boyfriend when they were kids, Owen has never been far from Avery’s thoughts. But the attraction she’s feeling for him now is far from innocent. As Avery and Owen cautiously take their relationship to another level, the opening of the inn gives the whole town of Boonsboro a reason to celebrate. But Owen’s hard work has only begun. Getting Avery to let down her guard is going to take longer than he expected — and so will getting her to realize that her first boyfriend is going to be her last…

If you love a good family drama, be sure to check out The Last Boyfriend, as well as The Next Always, book 1 of the Inn Boonsboro trilogy.

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Friday, May 04, 2012

Brenda Novak's Annual Auction for the Cure of Diabetes

I'm thrilled to be part of this year's Brenda Novak's Annual Auction for the Cure of Diabetes. I've got two print books up for auction--A Touch of Magick and By the Book. Be sure to check out all the great books and other things up for auction. It's a great cause.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

I'm over at THE ROMANCE STUDIO BLUE BLOG today talking about eternal love, vampires and my newest print book. Check it out!

Tuesday, May 01, 2012



May Newsletter Now Available!

The May 2012 issue of Awakening Desires—the Newsletter of Romance Author N.J. Walters—is now available.

Be sure to check out all the latest news, contests, my husband’s popular column—Confessions of a Romance Author’s Husband—an excerpt, and this month’s interview with new author Sabrina York!

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