Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2014 Year in Review

2014 was a rollercoaster of a year with great ups and downs. Personally, I saw the end of my 30 year relationship. I also dealt with a foot injury that is still bothering me months later. There was also some serious illness in my immediate family, but I'm happy to say that everything turned out well there.


Professionally, I've also had some ups and downs this year, but I'd much rather focus on the positives. In October, I celebrated the release of my 75th book, as well as my tenth year as a published author. I can hardly believe it's been ten years. I want to thank everyone who has ever purchased one of my books for making my dream of being a working writer come true.


The biggest surprise came at the end of the year. Earlier in 2014 I was invited to be a part of a box set with twenty-four other authors. Taming the Alpha is 25 tales across all genres, all having a hot alpha as the hero. It was released on December 9th and made both the USA Today and the NY Times Best Seller Lists. What a Christmas present! I can now put NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Author after my name. I'm thrilled.


In case you missed any of them, here are my releases for 2014.


2014 E-Book Releases:


January 17th--Debt of Honor (EC Quickie)
January 21st--Craig's Heart (Legacy--Book 7)
April 15th--Wolf at the Door (Salvation Pack--Book 1)
April 30th--Mad Loving (Hatter's Club)
May 23rd--Wild Loving (Hatter's Club)
July 8th--Wolf in her Bed (Salvation Pack--Book 2)
September--Rescuing Rory
October 28th--Wolf on the Run (Salvation Pack--Book 3)
December 9th--Coming Home (Taming the Alpha box set)


2104 Print Book Releases:


January 1st--Night of the Tiger (Hades' Carnival--Book 1)
March 31st--MacNamara's Lady (Awakening Desires--Book 6)
April 1st--Mark of the Bear (Hades' Carnival--Book 2)
July 1st--Pride of the Lion (Hades' Carnival--Book 3)
October 7th--Howl of the Wolf (Hades' Carnival--Book 4)

Friday, December 26, 2014

Laurie Roma's December Symposium: All My Tomorrows

This month Laurie Roma asked her friends and fellow authors to give her a sneak peek at what you should be expecting from them this coming new year.


Read on and find out what we all had to say!




Thursday, December 25, 2014

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

'Twas the Night Before Christmas...

Happy December 24th!
 
A Visit from St. Nicholas
by Clement Clarke Moore
 
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
 
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;
And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled down for a long winter's nap,

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer,
 
With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;
 
"Now, Dasher! Now, Dancer! Now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On Cupid! On, Donder and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!"
 
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too.
 
And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my hand, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.
 
He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.
 
His eyes -- how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow;
 
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath;
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook, when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly.
 
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;
 
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;
 
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night."
 

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Happy Winters Solstice

Today is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year. From here on, the days get longer. Take some time today to stop and simply be. There is so much rushing around during the holiday season that we sometimes don't stop and breathe.




Happy Solstice! Blessed Yule! Welcome Winter!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Countdown to Chistmas--Favorite holiday movies and tv shows

Throughout the entire month of December, I watch as many of my favorite and classic holiday movies as I can. The movies and TV shows I enjoy tend to be the ones that say something positive about life or humanity. At Christmas time, I just like to feel good.


10. Little Women (The Winona Ryder version.) "I'm so desolated."


9. Scrooged (Bill Murray) "It's the one night of the year when we all act a little nicer."


8. A Christmas Carol (Alistair Sim) "Humbug!"


7. How The Grinch Stole Christmas (The animated version. A mean one, but a great one.) "You can't stop Christmas from coming!"


6. A Charlie Brown Christmas (I never get tired of watching the dust rise off of Pigpen when he sings or seeing that little, scrawny tree grow into a veritable forest.) "Can somebody please tell me the true meaning of Christmas?" "Sure, Charlie Brown."


5. It's A Wonderful Life (This one makes me cry, especially at the end.) "To my big brother George, the richest man in town!"


4. A Muppet Family Christmas (Swedish Chef meets the Bird of his dreams!) "Be careful of the icy patch!"


3. A Muppet Christmas Carol (Gonzo the Great plays Mist-uh Dickens himself) "Darkness was cheap, and Scrooge liked it."


2. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (Not mean, just nutty.) "That tree will never go in our yard, Dad." "It's not going in our yard, Russ. It's going in our living room."


1. Scrooge (The Albert Finney version). "You wish to remain anonymous, sir?" "I wish to be left alone!"


A newer favorite is the movie Arthur Christmas. And, of course, I have to watch Frosty the Snowman. What are some of your favorite holiday television shows and movies?

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Taming the Alpha on the USA Today Best-Selling Books List

TAMING THE ALPHA has hit #41 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books List! 

This is a dream come true. I can't tell you how proud I am to be a part of this amazing project with such a wonderful group of talented authors.

Thank you to everyone who has bought Taming the Alpha and making this possible!


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Smutketeers Annual 12 Days of Christmas Celebration and Giveaway!



I'm one of the authors being featured on Day 5 of the  SMUTKETEERS ANNUAL 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS. There are tons of prizes to be won, so stop by and be sure to leave a comment.

I'm offering up a download from my backlist as a prize. 

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Taming the Alpha is finally here!

Taming the Alpha is now available!





Be sure to check out this Limited Time Boxed Set featuring 25 Alpha Tales from NYT, USA Today and National Bestselling Authors!

When an alpha is too hot to handle, what's a girl to do? Simple...Tame the Alpha and make him purr.

From deliciously sizzling contemporary bad boys, to pulse-tingling paranormal hotties, you're sure to fall in love and in lust with any or all of these alphas. Over twenty fabulous authors bring their A-game to tempt your every desire.

Anthology Includes: Werewolves & Shifters, Demons & Devils, Paranormal & Urban, Military, Vampires, Genetic Engineering, Witches & Wizards, Contemporary, Special Forces, Dystopia, Romantic Comedy, Romantic Suspense, Special Forces, Dragons, Demons, Billionaires, Magic, Fantasy, Futuristics and so much more!




(Thank you to Sidney Bristol for this amazing graphic.)

My story is Coming Home, a sexy contemporary novella.

BLURB:


Burned out from his last assignment, DEA agent Tobias Slater has come home to Chicago a changed man. Disillusioned and uncertain about his future, the last thing he expects is to run into Kansas Fielding on his first night home.

Kansas has loved Tobias for years. They shared one memorable kiss two years ago before he walked away. Now he’s back, and this time she’s willing to do whatever it takes to make him admit his feelings for her.





Sunday, December 07, 2014

A Hot Holiday Novella

Looking for a hot holiday novella? Then be sure to check out The Gift of Shayla.




Adam Lancaster has been in love with Rob McKeith—and attracted to Rob’s wife, Shayla—for years, but he fears their friendship would be over if they knew the truth. So he’s thrilled when his secret fantasy becomes reality and the couple offers him a very special gift: a sensual Christmas Eve in their bedroom…

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Saturday, December 06, 2014

Character Interview--Cole Blanchard at RLF



Cole Blanchard, the very sexy werewolf hero from Wolf on the Run is being interviewed over at ROMANCE LIVES FOREVER. Stop by and check it out!

Thursday, December 04, 2014

A Christmas Quickie

We're all so busy this time of year. There are halls to be decked, food to be prepared and presents to buy. Then there are all the social obligations, Christmas pageants and the like to schedule in. There's not much time for reading.

But there's always time for a Quickie. No, not that kind of quickie. (Although that's not a bad idea either.) But a quick read. Something you can pick up and read in one sitting while you're relaxing after a hard day of work or shopping.
 
Right now, JESSAMYN'S CHRISTMAS GIFT is only 99 cents at Ellora's Cave and $1.24 at Amazon. Be sure to treat yourself this EC Christmas Quickie.



BLURB:

It's Christmas Eve and Jessamyn Parker waits by the fireside in her boyfriend's house. She expects him home any minute after being away for three months on business. Clad only in a slinky teddy and sprawled beneath the Christmas tree, she plans to surprise him. But instead of her boyfriend, a complete stranger surprises her.

Caleb Morgan is the new sheriff, and unbeknownst to her, he is also the new owner of the house. Jessamyn flees back to her own home, determined to forget not only her boyfriend's betrayal, but also the heated desire that Caleb has sparked within her.While Jessamyn is shocked by his appearance, Caleb is enthralled by her. But Jessamyn has had more than enough of men.

Now, one year later, it's Christmas time again, and Jessamyn is still swearing off men. But Caleb has other ideas. The only thing he wants for Christmas is the same thing he wanted last year and didn't quite get — Jessamyn Parker under his tree.

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Monday, December 01, 2014

December Newsletter Now Available!

The December 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 and an excerpt.

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.


Saturday, November 29, 2014

Book Trailer--Taming the Alpha Box Set

Check out this awesome book trailer for the Taming the Alpha Box Set, which includes my hot contemporary novella--Coming Home.


Friday, November 28, 2014

Laurie Roma's November Symposium: As Time Goes By

This month Laurie Roma asked her friends and fellow authors to tell her what they are thankful for this year.


Read on and find out what we all had to say!




Thursday, November 27, 2014

Throwback Thursday--Book Edition (Gentle Rogue by Johanna Lindsey)

My choice for Throwback Thursday--Book Edition is GENTLE ROGUE by Johanna Lindsey. It's the third book in her beloved Malory series and, even after all these years, it's one of my favorites.

If you love historical romance but haven't yet discovered the Malory/Anderson series, you're missing out on something special. This series has been ongoing for over twenty years and I still love it.

Stormy Persuasion is the latest book in the Malory/Anderson saga and was released this past June.

This book, like many in the series, has been published many times and is also available in ebook. I have the original paperback on my keeper shelf.



BLURB:


Heartsick and desperate to return home to America, Georgina Anderson boards the Maiden Anne disguised as a cabin boy, never dreaming she'll be forced into intimate servitude at the whim of the ship's irrepressible captain, James Mallory.

The black sheep of a proud and tempestuous family, the handsome ex-pirate once swore no woman alive could entice him into matrimony. But on the high seas his resolve will be weakened by an unrestrained passion and by the high-spirited beauty whose love of freedom and adventure rivals his own.

Happy Thanksgiving Day!



Happy Thanksgiving Day to all my friends in the USA. I hope you all have a wonderful day filled with family, friends and great food. If you're travelling this holiday weekend, stay safe!


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Coffee Time Romance loves the Salvation Pack series



WOLF ON THE RUN and WOLF IN HER BED have both received 5 cup ratings from Coffee Time Romance. 


"N.J Walters is superb in the ability to draw the reader into the world she creates. I fell in love with Cole because wow who could resist? I love how Ms. Walters makes the other characters just as interesting as the main character which brings the reader back over and over. I know I am going back to find the first two books in the series just to see how the current pack came to be. I highly recommend Salvation Pack and the writing of N.J Walters because she has an awesome talent she puts to good use." ~Delane, CTR



"The writing of N.J. Walters is always a pleasure but the world of the Salvation Pack is an experience. I loved reading the story of Armand as he suffered so and deserved happiness. Anny is worthy of Armand and watching her lead him on a merry chase was something to behold. I highly recommend Wolf in Her Bed and the writing of N.J. Walters. ~Delane, CTR

Monday, November 24, 2014

Pre-order Taming the Alpha




Limited Time Boxed Set! Featuring 25 Alpha Tales from NYT, USA Today and National Bestselling Authors!

PRE-ORDER FROM AMAZON for only 99 cents!

When an alpha is too hot to handle, what's a girl to do? Simple...Tame the Alpha and make him purr.

From deliciously sizzling contemporary bad boys, to pulse-tingling paranormal hotties, you're sure to fall in love and in lust with any or all of these alphas. Over twenty fabulous authors bring their A-game to tempt your every desire.

Anthology Includes: Werewolves & Shifters, Demons & Devils, Paranormal & Urban, Military, Vampires, Genetic Engineering, Witches & Wizards, Contemporary, Special Forces, Dystopia, Romantic Comedy, Romantic Suspense, Special Forces, Dragons, Demons, Billionaires, Magic, Fantasy, Futuristics and so much more!




(Thank you to Sidney Bristol for this amazing graphic.)

My story is Coming Home, a sexy contemporary novella.

BLURB:


Burned out from his last assignment, DEA agent Tobias Slater has come home to Chicago a changed man. Disillusioned and uncertain about his future, the last thing he expects is to run into Kansas Fielding on his first night home.

Kansas has loved Tobias for years. They shared one memorable kiss two years ago before he walked away. Now he’s back, and this time she’s willing to do whatever it takes to make him admit his feelings for her.





Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Day After

So it's the day after my birthday, and I have to say I had an amazing week. 


It started with my SIL and I going to a play about a week ago. (That was her gift to me.) Then my brother took me to a hockey game this past Wednesday. (His gift to me.) That was so much fun. I had other presents from family and treated myself to two amazing cupcakes (one vanilla and one chocolate).


To cap off the week, I saw Sarah McLachlan live last night. OMG She's amazing live. I didn't take pictures or videos. Why? Because I don't own a cell phone. *g* But she did sing one of my favorite songs.





Saturday, November 22, 2014

Happy Birthday to Me!


Today marks a milestone for me. It's my 50th birthday. I'm taking myself out to a concert tonight to celebrate. :)
 
It's been a year of great change and turmoil. It's a new beginning and I'm looking forward to the next chapter of my life. The first 50 years have been quite a ride. Let's see what the next 50 bring.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Throwback Thursday--Book Edition (Tiger's Eye by Karen Robards)

TIGER'S EYE by Karen Robards is my choice this week for Throwback Thursday--Book Edition. 

This was one of the first historical romance books I ever read where the hero is a criminal. Alec Tyron is king of the London underworld. He doesn't turn out to be the long-lost son of a lord. He is exactly what he seems to be--a criminal, with many redeeming qualities. Tiger's Eye is now available in ebook, but I have the original paperback copy on my keeper shelf. It's been there since the day I purchased it so many years ago.



BLURB:

When beautiful aristocrat Lady Isabella St. Just first sets eyes on handsome Alec Tyron, he is holding her at gunpoint. Despite her fear of him, the tawny-haired, golden-eyed king of the London underworld saves her from the criminals who abducted her, only to fall victim to a gunshot wound himself. Thrown together in the seedy underbelly of glittering London, they are wary of each other from the start. Shy, sheltered Isabella has never met a man like Alec, but the street-tough crime boss ignites her passion in a way that she had never even imagined was possible. Their love is something that society cannot allow – but no matter the cost its blazing heat just won't be denied.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Taming the Alpha...Coming Soon

I'm thrilled to announce I'm part of an amazing box set coming on December 9th for a limited time. 

Featuring 25 Alpha Tales from NYT, USA Today and National Bestselling Authors!

Limited Time Boxed Set!



PRE-ORDER FROM AMAZON for only 99 cents!

When an alpha is too hot to handle, what's a girl to do? Simple...Tame the Alpha and make him purr.

From deliciously sizzling contemporary bad boys, to pulse-tingling paranormal hotties, you're sure to fall in love and in lust with any or all of these alphas. Over twenty fabulous authors bring their A-game to tempt your every desire.

Anthology Includes: Werewolves & Shifters, Demons & Devils, Paranormal & Urban, Military, Vampires, Genetic Engineering, Witches & Wizards, Contemporary, Special Forces, Dystopia, Romantic Comedy, Romantic Suspense, Special Forces, Dragons, Demons, Billionaires, Magic, Fantasy, Futuristics and so much more!







My story is Coming Home, a sexy contemporary novella.

BLURB:


Burned out from his last assignment, DEA agent Tobias Slater has come home to Chicago a changed man. Disillusioned and uncertain about his future, the last thing he expects is to run into Kansas Fielding on his first night home.

Kansas has loved Tobias for years. They shared one memorable kiss two years ago before he walked away. Now he’s back, and this time she’s willing to do whatever it takes to make him admit his feelings for her.





Saturday, November 15, 2014

Weekend Book Club--Blood Magick by Nora Roberts

This week, I read BLOOD MAGICK by Nora Roberts. It's the final book in her The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy. Like the first two books in the series, it offers magic and spine-tingling shivers. The O'Dwyer cousins are working to destroy the evil that has haunted their family for a very long time. Add star-crossed lovers, pulled apart by a curse not of their making, yet forced to work together to help defeat it, and you have an amazing finish to this wonderful series.

I'm a huge fan of Nora Roberts, especially when she delves into the paranormal realm. If you enjoy this series, you might want to check out her Three Sisters Island trilogy as well as her Donovan Legacy series.



Book Three of The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy
Blood Magick


County Mayo is rich in the traditions of Ireland, legends that Branna O’Dwyer fully embraces in her life and in her work as the proprietor of The Dark Witch shop, which carries soaps, lotions, and candles for tourists, made with Branna’s special touch.

Branna’s strength and selflessness hold together a close circle of friends and family—along with their horses and hawks and her beloved hound. But there’s a single missing link in the chain of her life: love…

She had it once—for a moment—with Finbar Burke, but a shared future is forbidden by history and blood. Which is why Fin has spent his life traveling the world to fill the abyss left in him by Branna, focusing on work rather than passion.

Branna and Fin’s relationship offers them both comfort and torment. And though they succumb to the heat between them, there can be no promises for tomorrow. A storm of shadows threatens everything that their circle holds dear. It will be Fin’s power, loyalty, and heart that will make all the difference in an age-old battle between the bonds that hold their friends together and the evil that has haunted their families for centuries.

Don’t miss the first two books in the Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy: Dark Witch and Shadow Spell.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Lest We Forget

 
 
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
 
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
 
~John McCrae


Friday, November 07, 2014

4 Stars from Long and Short Reviews

WOLF ON THE RUN has received a wonderful review from Long and Short Reviews.





"N.J. Walters nailed it with the third book in this series, Wolf on the Run. It was a fantastic story that really grabbed me by the heart and refused to let go. It had me flipping the pages and hanging on every word as I tried to guess what would happen next...I hadn’t realized that this series could get any better, but I was so wrong. I feel that this is the best book so far because it actually highlighted what the series is about, which is choosing your own family, not because you’re related by blood or Pack, but because you want to make a better life together. A family that accepts each other flaws and all. That being said, it’s one sexy read, filled with passion, action and heartbreaking drama. It had a bloody showdown that had me breathless." ~Tulip

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Guy Fawkes Night

Today is Guy Fawkes Night, aka bonfire night. If you're having a bonfire, please be safe. It's a strange holiday. It goes back to November 5, 1605 when Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot was arrested while placing explosives beneath the House of Lords in London. It had all kinds of political and religious implications at the time. I remember it as the night of the community bonfire when I was a kid.
 
Remember remember the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder, treason
Should ever be forgot...

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Review for Wolf on the Run from Fresh Fiction

WOLF ON THE RUN has received a wonderful review from Fresh Fiction.





"WOLF ON THE RUN is a fast paced, heart pounding, paranormal love story. Author N.J. Walters takes us back to her Salvation Pack series with another superb offering of our favorite sexy wolves. This series is one that will grab you by the heart, if for no other reason than the characters are outcasts, perhaps some by their own desire, but they are trying to build a pack and life of their own." ~Annetta Sweetko

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Time to Fall Back




Hope you all remembered to set your clocks back an hour last night. That one hour time difference is going to mess with me for the next few days.

Saturday, November 01, 2014

November Newsletter

The November 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 and an excerpt.

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.

Friday, October 31, 2014

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

HAPPY SAMHAIN and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!




WISHING YOU ALL A SAFE AND SPOOKTACULAR DAY!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Wolf on the Run Available Today!



WOLF ON THE RUN is now available from Samhain Publishing! This is the third book in the Salvation Pack series.

BLURB:

She’s run right into the arms of the big bad wolf.

Salvation Pack, Book 3

Considered an abomination for her inability to shift, Cherise Michaels has been on the run from her pack since she was a teenager. After her mother is murdered by her former packmates, Cherise is alone, grieving and out of options. Until a dream puts her on course toward her last hope—Salvation, North Carolina.

She makes it to Salvation only to be cornered by her pursuers and then rescued by the biggest, baddest werewolf she’s ever seen.

Cole Blanchard has no trouble dispatching the intruders trespassing on pack land. Convincing their skittish quarry she’s safe is another story. Cole senses she is his mate and he’ll protect her to his last breath, even it means risking everything to face her former pack.

In Cole’s arms, Cherise learns there’s something in this world more powerful than fear—desire and love. She knows loving her is a death sentence for Cole, so she plans to store up a lifetime of memories before she lets him go…



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Monday, October 27, 2014

Celebrating 10 Years!



CELEBRATING 10 YEARS!


It's hard to believe that my first book was published ten years ago today. It's been a rollercoaster ride with many ups and downs, but I wouldn't trade a minute of it for anything!


I want to thank Ellora's Cave Publishing, Samhain Publishing and Carina Press for publishing my books. I want to thank Heidi Moore, Shannon Combs, Mary Altman, Pamela Cohen, Raelene Gorlinsky, Ansley Velarde, Jessica Bimberg and Deborah Nemeth. You are all amazing editors and I've learned so much from each one of you.


Tomorrow, October 28th, my 75th book (Wolf on the Run) will be released from Samhain Publishing. There have been Quickies, novellas and many full-length novels, but 75 projects in all. I can't wait to see what the next ten years have in store.


I want to send my heartfelt thanks to everyone who has ever bought and read one of my books. The beauty of the modern world is that I've been able to "meet" many of my readers through social media. Your support, enthusiasm and encouragement is invaluable.


Writing is a very solitary profession. I get up in the morning, have breakfast, turn on the computer and write. I work for weeks or months on a project never knowing if it will be contracted or rejected. And even once a contract is signed the book has to go through the editing process. When all is said and done, the book is released. I have no idea if readers will love it as much as I do.


I've been fortunate enough to have several really successful series--Tapestries, Legacy, Awakening Desires, Hades' Carnival, and Salvation Pack. There have been other books I've deeply loved that haven't fared as well. That is the reality of the writing life.


Through all the ups and downs, I keep writing...because I have to. I have a lot more stories left to tell. I hope you'll stay on this journey with me and keep reading my books.


Gratefully yours,
N.J. Walters




Sunday, October 26, 2014

10th Anniversary Contest


October 27th also marks my 10th year as a published author. Time has flown by so fast. To celebrate, I'm giving away a signed print copy of Night of the Tiger, the first book in the Hades' Carnival series, along with an adorable stuffed white tiger.


For more details on how you can enter for a chance to win, go to my website at http://www.njwalters.com and click on the contests page for details!



Winner will be drawn at random from all entries received on November 7th!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

JANE SIBERRY - IT CAN'T RAIN ALL THE TIME (official video) HQ *subtitul...




Forgive the subtitles at the bottom but this is the only version of the video I could find. This is the theme song from The Crow, one of my favorite movies.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Laurie Roma's October Symposium: A New Day Has Come

This month Laurie Roma asked her friends and fellow authors to tell her how they got started writing. Read on and find out what we all had to say!




Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014

Cry Little Sister from The Lost Boys by G Tom Mac




I'm a big fan of "Halloween" music. Here's Cry Little Sister from The Lost Boys soundtrack!

Halloween Contests and Fun


A reminder to check out KATE HILL'S HALLOWEEN PAGE! She's got lots of her author friends, including me, helping her celebrate the holiday with tons of fun and prizes to be won during the month of October.

Stop by and check it out! 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Halloween Movies


One of the things I love about this time of year is watching movies. I freely admit I can't watch horror movies or those with too much gore in them. Just can't. But I still have a  lot of favorites.




1.  The Crow
2.  Lost Boys
3.  Ghostbusters
4.  Underworld series
5.  Dracula
6.  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
7.  Resident Evil
8.  Beetlejuice
9.  Rocky Horror Picture Show
10. Nosferatu

What are some of your go-to movies for this time of year?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Halloween Decorations


This is one of my Halloween decorations. I already had the pumpkin but I bought the small crow to perch on top. 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!


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.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Howl of the Wolf in PRINT!

HOWL OF THE WOLF, the final book in the Hades' Carnival quartet, is now available in PRINT!



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.



BUY FROM: 
SAMHAIN PUBLISHING

AMAZON

BARNES AND NOBLE

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Kate Hill's Halloween Page


It's that time again. Yes, it's time for KATE HILL'S HALLOWEEN PAGE! She's got lots of her author friends, including me, helping her celebrate the holiday with tons of fun and prizes to be won during the month of October.

Stop by and check it out! 

Friday, October 03, 2014

Heart of the Serpent up for Pre-order on Amazon

HEART OF THE SERPENT, the fifth book in the Hades' Carnival series is now up for pre-order at Amazon! 



 BLURB:


Just when you thought the Devil had gotten his due, he’s back for more.


Hades’ Carnival, Book 5

Now that the five-thousand-year curse that kept him and his fellow shapeshifting warriors trapped in animal form has been lifted, Mordecai doesn’t quite know what to do with himself. He is free—in theory.

Hell left its stain on his soul, and his relationship with the warriors who once trusted him is uneasy. The only bright spot in his life is Jessica, whose shining innocence he dare not taint with his inner darkness. But it’s getting harder and harder to stay away from her.

Jessica longs for the days she and Mordecai shared an easy friendship. Now he seems as distant as the stars. He denies there’s a problem, but she’s determined to penetrate his shields.

Hades has been plotting his revenge from his prison. He can’t harm Mordecai without harming himself. But there’s nothing to stop him from wreaking havoc by hurting the one woman Mordecai would give his life to protect—Jessica.


Warning: Vengeance, hot steamy sex and heart-melting romance.