Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween and Blessed Samhain


(picture from WEL Blog)



Wednesday, October 30, 2013

LASR Halloween Blogfest

I'm blogging over at LONG AND SHORT REVIEWS HALLOWEEN BLOGFEST today. I'm sharing some of my favorite Halloween movies. And, I'm giving away a print copy of Out of Shadows as a prize. Be sure to stop by and check it out!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tuesday Halloween Teaser: Unmasking Kelly

Halloween is only days away! If you're looking for a quick, hot Halloween read, then UNMASKING KELLY is the book for you.


It’s Halloween night and a masquerade party is in full swing at Brannigan’s Pub where Kelly Allen works as a waitress. But Kelly is not working tonight. Instead, she has donned a saloon girl’s costume and has set out to seduce the man of her dreams, Liam Brannigan. She’s been in love with her boss almost from the first, and tonight, hiding behind her costume and mask, she can keep her identity a secret as she attempts to seduce him into one long, hot night of pleasure.

Liam Brannigan is enthralled with the lady behind the mask. Sensual and mysterious, she is every man’s fantasy and he wants her from the moment she saunters up to the bar. But she is much more than just a one night stand. Liam is determined to remove her mask and claim the lady as his very own. Can he convince her to reveal her identity or will she walk out of the bar and his life forever?


Liam worked his way down the bar, serving up tall, cold mugs of beer and mixing drinks until he finally reached her far corner. “Welcome to Brannigan’s, pretty lady. What can I get you?” His smooth, deep tones rolled across her skin like a caress. He stood in front of her with his hands on his hips and a twinkle in those deep blue eyes. His shirt was open at the top, emphasizing the strong column of his neck and offering her a tantalizing glimpse of his impressive chest. Really, the man was too sexy to be let out amongst the regular population.

She frowned when she realized he was staring at her. Glancing down, she had a quick peek at her cleavage to make sure she hadn’t fallen out of the bustier. It was close. Her breasts swelled against the lace trim, but her nipples were still covered. Barely.

Her head jerked up when she felt his fingers beneath her chin. But instead of releasing her, his hand cupped her jaw and he leaned closer. For a moment she thought he might kiss her. Her lips parted in anticipation. His breath was warm on her moist mouth. He was close. So very close.

“What can I get you?” His voice was so soft and seductive it took a few seconds for her to process the meaning of his words. She jerked her head back in embarrassment, her cheeks heating. While she’d been all but undressing the man with her eyes, he’d been waiting for her to order.

“White wine, please.” Her tone was briskly matter-of-fact and Kelly wanted to bang her head against the bar in frustration. She wasn’t supposed to use her regular voice. She’d practiced lowering her voice and speaking more slowly and sensually.
But Liam had turned away to fill her drink order, giving no indication that he recognized her. Good. All wasn’t lost. She could do this. She knew she could. When he placed her glass on the bar in front of her, she smiled at him. “Thank you, handsome.” This time, her voice was mellow with a come-hither tone.
He smiled his pirate’s grin. “You’re welcome. You here with anyone?”
This was it. This was her chance. Trying not to seem too eager, she picked up her glass and took a long sip. Lowering the glass back to the bar, she licked her lips, allowing her tongue to stroke across first the upper and then the lower lip. His eyes tracked every movement of her tongue.
Was it just her or was the room getting hotter? Her costume suddenly seemed incredibly tight and she struggled to breathe. 



Saturday, October 26, 2013

TRS Spookapalooza!

The TRS SPOOKAPALOOZA is on from October 25th until October 31st. There are lots of authors sharing excerpts from their books. As well, there are tons of prizes to be won. Be sure to stop by and check it out! The TRS Party Giveaways entry link is on the top left-hand side of the page.

I've offered up a PDF Download from my backlist as a prize--winner's choice. If you'd like, you can CHECK OUT MY POSTS. I'll be posting daily between now and Halloween.

Aniversary Contest--2nd Winner

The second winner in my 9th ANNIVERSARY CONTEST is Ashley Silvia. Congratulations! Ashley has chosen a print copy of Finding Chrissten as her prize.
The next prize will be drawn on November 1st, so if you haven't already entered, you should.

It's hard to believe that my first book was published on October 27, 2004. It's crazy how fast the past nine years has gone. To celebrate my 9th anniversary as a published author I'm giving away 9 PRINT BOOKS! 

You heard me right. Starting October 18, I'll be giving away a print book every Friday until December 13th! Winners will be able to choose between Legacy Found, Quinn's Quest, Finding Chrissten and Damek's Redemption.

For details on how you can enter for a chance to win, check out the "Contests" page of my WEBSITE.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Guest Blogging and a Print Book Giveaway!

I'm over at KATE HILL'S BLOG today to help her celebrate Halloween. I'll also be giving away a print copy of OUT OF SHADOWS to some lucky reader. All you have to do is leave a comment. (Winning entry will be chosen on October 31st.)


Companion to “Shadows Stir” from Dreams of the Oasis IV anthology and Beyond Shadows
Dovina Horne has arrived in Sleepy Hollow to study the legend of the horseman. She believes it’s only a myth until she’s threatened by a horse and rider while walking on a deserted trail in the woods. Only the sudden appearance of a warrior saves her from the horseman’s sword. She feels an instant connection, both sexual and emotional, to this protective stranger.
An immortal warrior of the Shadow Realm, Hadeon’s mission is to protect Dovina at all costs. He knows the horseman is not what he seems, but something more powerful and sinister in disguise. The longer Hadeon spends with Dovina, the more he wants her. He finds his way into her bed and her heart, but their relationship is doomed. He is an immortal from the shadows and she is a human filled with light. But when the final battle comes, they must use all that is between them if they hope to survive.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

New Review for Double or Nothing

Michelle at RAMBLINGS FROM A CHAOTIC MIND says DOUBLE OR NOTHING is a "ménage story between a heartbroken, vulnerable woman and the two brothers who want her. I liked the contrast between the two men. Remy, the oldest, is cut from the cloth of the cowboys of the old west: stoic, determined, passionate and forceful. Wes is more of a peacemaker, using patience and charm to turn any situation around. I could see why Cherry would be attracted to each of them, although despite the disparities in their personalities, her relationship with Wes and Remy wasn’t all that different. They each shared the same level of passion with her, and she seemed to find a safe haven in each man’s arms."


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tuesday Teaser: A Touch of Magick

With Halloween in the air, I thought the Tuesday Teaser this week needed A TOUCH OF MAGICK. This is book one of the Spells, Secrets and Seductions trilogy from Samhain Publishing and can be read as a stand-alone book.


She stepped back and looked at the two women she loved liked sisters. “I still think we all need to get laid.”

They both laughed, as she’d hoped, and the atmosphere was lightened once again. “What do you propose?” Esther appeared intrigued by the idea.

“Something simple. Like I said, I’m not a very good witch. I’ve got issues.”

Maggie giggled. “You need a self-help group or something.”

Rhiannon laughed in spite of herself. It wasn’t a topic she usually found funny, but she supposed it did sound a bit ridiculous.

Esther shrugged. “I’m in. What can it hurt?”

Both of them looked at Maggie, who held up her hands in mock defeat. “Okay. I don’t think it will work, but I’m game.”



Sunday, October 20, 2013

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Guest Blogging at RomCon

I'm over at the RomCon Paranormal Blog today celebrating the release of Howl of the Wolf, the latest book in my Hades' Carnival series.

One lucky reader who comments on my blog will be randomly selected to win an e-book copy of any one book in the Hades’ Carnival series—winner’s choice. So stop by and leave a comment!

Anniversary Contest--1st Winner

The first winner in my 9th ANNIVERSARY CONTEST is Dee Ferreria. Congratulations! Dee has chosen a print copy of Legacy Found as her prize.
The next prize will be drawn on October 25th, so if you haven't already entered, you should.

It's hard to believe that my first book was published on October 27, 2004. It's crazy how fast the past nine years has gone. To celebrate my 9th anniversary as a published author I'm giving away 9 PRINT BOOKS! 

You heard me right. Starting October 18, I'll be giving away a print book every Friday until December 13th! Winners will be able to choose between Legacy Found, Quinn's Quest, Finding Chrissten and Damek's Redemption.

For details on how you can enter for a chance to win, check out the "Contests" page of my WEBSITE.

Friday, October 18, 2013

What's Your Fantasy?

In honor of Halloween — a day you can dress up and be anyone you want without people looking at you funny — Laurie Roma asked her friends and fellow authors what book or scene they have written that was inspired by their own naughty thoughts and fantasies! 

 Find out what I and the other authors had to say, and trust me…you will be delighted with the responses!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Romanticon Fun

I was unable to attend the Ellora's Cave Romanticon convention this past weekend in Ohio. But I did send along a gift box with some books and other goodies that was won by Ellora's Cave author Kathy Kulig's hubby during PJ Bingo.

Here is EC Caveman DeAngelo delivering the gift box to Joe and having some fun! Both men are great sports.
(Special thanks to Kathy Kulig for the photo and to her husband for giving his permission for it to be posted.)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Tuesday Teaser: Quinn's Quest

This week the Tuesday Teaser comes from QUINN'S QUEST, which is part of the Legacy series.


Bethany forced herself to speak. “Is this Quinn Lawton?”

“Who wants to know?” She almost hung up on him. His impatience and arrogance bled through the phone line. But she’d promised her friend.

“Do you have a sister named Chrissten?”

“Where is she? Who are you? Where are you?”

Bethany was so startled by the angry outburst she dropped the receiver. She could hear Quinn yelling at her through the line. She grabbed the phone and hung up, panting hard for breath. He was one scary man.

She sat there for about thirty seconds before she grabbed the phone and punched in the number again.

“Hello. Are you there?” he demanded.

“I’m here.” This was for Chrissten, she reminded herself. And for yourself, a little voice in the back of her head said. You want to know more about who you are. What you are.



Sunday, October 13, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

I just want to wish all my Canadian friends a safe and happy Thanksgiving weekend. I hope you're all enjoying yourselves with great food, family and friends.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Anniversary Contest!

It's hard to believe that my first book was published on October 27, 2004. It's crazy how fast the past nine years has gone. To celebrate my 9th anniversary as a published author I'm giving away 9 PRINT BOOKS! 

You heard me right. Starting October 18, I'll be giving away a print book every Friday until December 13th! Winners will be able to choose between Legacy Found, Quinn's Quest, Finding Chrissten and Damek's Redemption.

For details on how you can enter for a chance to win, check out the "Contests" page of my WEBSITE.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Howl of the Wolf is now Available!

HOWL OF THE WOLF, the final book in the Hades' Carnival quartet, is available today from Samhain Publishing!

Hell’s last chance could mean their last breath.

Hades’ Carnival
, Book 4

When artist and tarot reader Sabrina Wolfe runs across an old carousel wolf in an antique shop, she can’t resist buying the compelling symbol of her totem animal, her protector. But she isn’t prepared when the wooden animal comes to fang-flashing life—and shifts into a darkly sexy man.

Arand is the last of seven immortal warriors sworn to protect the Lady of the Beasts. Freed by Sabrina’s touch, their instant physical attraction is hot, intense—yet neither is safe until twenty-four hours have passed and the curse is truly broken.

Hades plans to use every one of those hours to unleash his last effort to control the world—or see both the warrior and his woman dead. Though help comes from unexpected quarters, Arand and Sabrina alone risk paying the ultimate price for victory. Their lives…and their very souls.

Product Warnings
This book contains an immortal warrior who can pour on the heat, a woman who can take it, gods, demons, and downright nasty battles. Now really, does it get any better than this?




Monday, October 07, 2013

TWO Fantastic reviews for Howl of the Wolf

HOWL OF THE WOLF is out tomorrow and it already has two fabulous reviews!

Long and Short Reviews has given it a Best Book rating!

"Ms. Walters made me laugh, she made me cry, and she made me want to return to this world of myth and magic and romance. I highly recommend the Hades Carnival series to anyone who likes magic and myth with their romance, and to best enjoy these books, they should be read in the following order: Night of the Tiger, Mark of the Bear, Pride of the Lion and Howl of the Wolf." ~Foxglove


Fresh Fiction reviewer Annetto Sweetko says:

"HOWL OF THE WOLF is in a word ... spectacular. This is the fourth of the author's [N.J. Walter] Hade's Carnival series and it is just as fresh and wicked as the first one."


Sunday, October 06, 2013

Jewelry making weekend

I took myself off to a basic jewelry making course on Saturday morning. It was only three hours long, but I did learn some basic techniques and made myself a necklace and a pair of earrings. But more than that, I tried something new and had some fun!

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Kate Hill's Halloween Celebration and Haunted Library

October means Halloween!

As always, I'm thrilled to be part of Kate Hill's Halloween celebration. Be sure to stop by and check out the Haunted Library. As well, many authors will be blogging at Kate's blog this month and giving away prizes. I'll be there on October 25th!

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Contest over at Coffee Time Romance

I've got a contest running over at COFFEE TIME ROMANCE AND MORE this month. I'm giving away a download copy of Howl of the Wolf.

Be sure to stop by and enter for a chance to win. And while you're there, be sure to enter some of the other fabulous contests featured there this month!

October Newsletter is now available

The October 2013 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, an excerpt, and this month’s interview with the talented Mandy Roth.  
 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.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Featured Author over at Hot Blogging With Heart

I'm the Featured Author today over at Cassandra Carr's blog HOT BLOGGING WITH HEART. Be sure to stop by and check out some of my books and a hot excerpt from Double or Nothing, my latest Ellora's Cave release!

Howl of the Wolf Needs Your Vote!

I'm thrilled that Howl of the Wolf is up for BOOK OF THE MONTH at LONG AND SHORT REVIEWS. It's especially cool because the book doesn't release until October 8th!

If you'd like to show your support for Howl of the Wolf and the Hades' Carnival series, I'd truly appreciate it. Thanks!

Tuesday Teaser: Legacy Found

This week the Tuesday Teaser is from LEGACY FOUND, the third book in the Legacy series. I just love James!


James froze in place. All his senses went on full alert. Her scent was ever so faint, almost as if she were masking it somehow. But it was there. “You’re a werewolf,” he whispered. He was so shocked he spoke before he could check his words.

The woman paled and swayed. His hand shot out to steady her, but she quickly pulled away, taking a step backward. “What? What did you say?” Her voice grew steadier with each word she spoke.

The soft tones of her voice skimmed over James like a caress. He was struck with the urge to draw her close to him, lay his head against her stomach and just listen to her talk. But fright still lingered in her dark chocolate-brown eyes in spite of her bravado. Her fingers clenched around the pen she was holding and she took another half-step backward.

“Nothing.” He kept his voice low and as unthreatening as possible. “I didn’t say anything important.”

She relaxed immediately, offering him a tiny smile that brightened her entire face. Up close, he could see that beneath her weariness, there was a beautiful woman. The skin on her heart-shaped face was as fine as a baby’s and appeared to be incredibly smooth. Her chin was slightly pointed, her cheekbones high. And her small nose turned up at the tip. Her eyebrows curved slightly and were the same light brown color as her hair.

He sat up straighter, every muscle in his body pulling tight. Deep within him, he could feel his wolf pacing restlessly.