Thursday, July 31, 2014

Throwback Thursday...Book Edition (Midnight Rainbow by Linda Howard)

MIDNIGHT RAINBOW by Linda Howard might very well be one of the hardest books to find in an original edition. I have a very early reprint but have never actually seen one with an original cover even though I've been searching for years.

Even though this book came out in the 1980's I still love it. Jane and Grant strike sparks off one another from the beginning. And there is a lot more to Jane than he realizes.

This series continues with DIAMOND BAY, another one on my keeper shelf.


Was Jane Hamilton Greer just a wealthy socialite in over her head or was she really engaged in espionage that could compromise U.S. interests for years to come? The only certainty was that she was being held captive, and special agent Grant Sullivan was the man to rescue her. Finding her was easy; getting her out was something else. But in the time they spent together, questions of guilt and innocence began to fade against the undeniable attraction between this fiery couple….

Monday, July 28, 2014

You can now pre-order Wolf on the Run!

WOLF ON THE RUN is now available for pre-order at Samhain Publishing and Amazon! This book is being released on October 18th.


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…

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Nightlord Lover by Kathy Kulig

Congratulations to Kathy Kulig on the release of Nightlord Lover, her latest release from Ellora's Cave Publishing!

Title: Nightlord Lover
Author: Kathy Kulig
Series: Vampires of New Hope series
Genre: Erotic Vampire romance/ménage
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing
Release Date: July 23rd 2014
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Warrior vampire Garrick Labar guards the secrets of the Guild. His comrade--vampire and sorcerer Ramon Travere--enforces the uneasy alliance between mortals and immortals. When Larissa Devine moves into town, both Garrick and Ramon are mesmerized and enraptured by her. They crave to claim her as their crimson swan and lover. But a new arrival is fair game and if they don’t claim her first, a band of renegades will.

Larissa finds a blistering-hot ménage with her protectors too intoxicating to resist. The immortals can’t deny their sexual attraction for her and sense her blood pulsing hot and furious when they’re close. Erotic desires thrust her into a world of danger and seduction. When the renegade vampires attempt to destroy a hundred years of peace, Larissa is caught in the crossfire. Eternal love and carnal nights can be her future if she survives.


Vampires from both Edmund Manor and the Beaumont House entered the dining hall and quickly took a seat around the long table. This wasn’t a formal meeting, only eight out of the dozen guild members were present, but all were dressed elegantly out of respect to Bastian who sat at the head of the table.

Anger overriding proper etiquette caused Garrick to slam his fist on the mahogany table hard enough to crack the wood. He glared at Lazaro and Kashia sitting across from him then faced Bastian and lowered his gaze. “My apologies, Bastian. Larissa’s my claim, she resides on my land. I demand she remain under my protection until she willingly is drawn into the Guild.”

The elder for the Guild tapped his fingers on a leather–bound book as he stared across the room. Garrick knew he had to move fast, convince the other elders to make Larissa off limits or mark her as his own.

“Laws for the New Hope Guild allow anyone of us to make a claim on a new arrival, regardless of their residence. The number of claimed crimson swans should not be determined by the amount of landownership,” Lazaro argued.

“I agree.” Kashia stood up. “The benefit is for all who reside in the Guild. How many crimson swans does one member need?”

Garrick growled at the female vampire. She had more offerings in one week than Garrick took in a month. “Kashia, if we’re going to take head counts—”

“Enough.” At the end of the table, Bastian stood from his carved wooden chair. His dark-brown hair hung loosely around his shoulders. The European cut of his black shirt looked hand tailored and highlighted his muscular build. “Lazaro has a valid concern,” Bastian said, locking his gaze with Garrick’s. He watched the fury in his master’s eyes. Nothing angered Bastian more than fighting among those within the Guild, especially over new claims for crimson swans. “The more offerings we have, the stronger we are and better protected from our enemies.”

Bastian spoke from old wounds. His mate, the lovely Claire Fulton, was beheaded by a female vampire slayer in the mid-1800s shortly after Garrick arrived from New Orleans. Many of their kind were killed by this slayer, until she was destroyed within the underground chambers and her ashes tossed into the river. Garrick understood the pain of losing one’s master, especially since the vampire who turned him was also his lover. He too, lost his master and lover in New Orleans. The loss of Jeannette Durant still bore deep.

A week before Claire’s death Bastian arranged for an artist to do a portrait of her as a gift, but she never received the painting. Bastian told Garrick to destroy the artwork but he didn’t have the heart. The painting that hangs in Larissa’s apartment, next to another by the same artist, Ramon. The second one was of Garrick in front of the Beaumont House. These Ramon infused magical powers into the oils. “I don’t have claim to many crimson swans. Not nearly as many as Kashia implies,” Garrick said. “Larissa is working and living on my property, therefore, she’s my claim if I chose. It’s convenient and less conspicuous.”

Bastian growled loudly, his fangs protruding. At four hundred years, no one dared challenged the elder. Garrick had to remember this. “Then make your claim, or another will do so.”

While he waited for the right time, he’d have to keep a close eye on her. Thankfully Ramon’s painting would help with that.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Laurie Roma July Symposium: Counting Stars

Since we are at the halfway point of the year, this month Laurie Roma asked her friends and fellow authors to give everyone an update on what they will be working on so all you readers out there will know what you have to look forward to. Check out what great reads are coming your way.

Weekend Book Club--The Governess Affair by Courtney Milan

This week I downloaded THE GOVERNESS AFFAIR (The prequel of The Brothers Sinister series). I'd never read any books by Courtney Milan but this novella was free and looked interesting. 


I've read all but The Suffragette Scandal, and I'm planning on reading that book this weekend. If you are looking for a new historical writer, you should check out Courtney Milan. After all, The Governess Affair is free. What have you got to lose?


The start of a critically acclaimed historical romance series by New York Times bestselling author Courtney Milan...

Hugo Marshall earned the nickname "the Wolf of Clermont" for his ruthless ambition--a characteristic that has served him well, elevating the coal miner's son to the right hand man of a duke. When he's ordered to get rid of a pestering governess by fair means or foul, it's just another day at work.

But after everything Miss Serena Barton has been through at the hands of his employer, she is determined to make him pay. She won't let anyone stop her--not even the man that all of London fears. They might call Hugo Marshall the Wolf of Clermont, but even wolves can be brought to heel...

The books in the Brothers Sinister series: 
½. The Governess Affair (prequel novella)
1. The Duchess War 
1½. A Kiss for Midwinter (a companion novella to The Duchess War)
2. The Heiress Effect 
3. The Countess Conspiracy 
4. The Suffragette Scandal

4½. Talk Sweetly to Me

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Throwback Thursday...Book Edition (Dark Prince by Christine Feehan)

I read DARK PRINCE, the first book in the Dark series, by Christine Feehan when it was first released back in 1999, and I've been a huge fan of the author ever since. If she writes it, I'll buy it. Love her Ghost Walkers, Sea Haven and Sisters of the Heart series as well.

If you love paranormal romance and haven't tried this author yet, you are truly missing out on something special.

(Original 1999 cover)

Carpathians are an immortal race of beings with animal instincts. Every Carpathian male is drawn to his life mate: a Carpathian or human female able to provide the light to his darkness. Without her, the beast within slowly consumes the man until turning vampire is the only option.' Raven Whitney is a psychic who has used her gift to help the police track down a serial killer. Now she is determined to escape the glare of recent publicity for the peace and quiet of the Carpathian Mountains. Prince Mikhail Dubrinsky is the leader of his people but, as his ancient Carpathian race grows ever closer to extinction, he is close to giving in to the heavy weight of loneliness and despair. From the moment their minds touch, Raven and Mikhail form a connection. But there are those who incorrectly view all Carpathians as vampires, and are determined to give their extinction a helping hand.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Storm Stallion by Kate Hill

Congratulations to Kate Hill on the release of Storm Stallion, Book 8 in her Horsemen series!

Storm Stallion
by Kate Hill
Book 8 in the Horsemen Series


From the moment Ivan rescued Bala from the inferno that wiped out her village, he has been in love with her. Knowing the young widow's heart belongs to her husband who died from the Horseman Plague, he struggles to keep his passion for her a secret.

Bala is burdened by guilt over the lustful fantasies she's been having about the handsome Fighting Carrier. When he surprises them both by asking her to marry him, she accepts. With Ivan she enjoys a sexual freedom she has never experienced before. Despite their love for each other, their marriage is threatened by the shadow of her first husband.

Ivan and Bala realize they're meant to be together, but first they have to find their way back to each other.

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The following excerpt from Storm Stallion is for readers 18 and over.

He paused and stared. Bala had filled their wooden tub with warm water. Flower petals floated on the surface, their scent wafting through the room. Bala, her dark hair piled on top of her head, sat in the tub. Water glistened on her smooth brown skin.

"She's at Jane's for the night," Bala said. "Hanna will be our guest tomorrow."

"Oh." Ivan moistened his lips. At the moment his brain wasn't comprehending much beyond the sight of her naked in the tub.

"The water is warm and there's room for two, if you'd like to join me." She cast him a flirty look

She didn't need to ask twice.

Ivan quickly shifted to Huform. The floor shuddered from the force of his change and he paused a moment, letting the momentary weakness pass before he walked to the tub and climbed in, facing Bala.

Smiling, she turned toward him and he drew her into his arms. He spread his legs and she settled between them, her smooth, wet back resting against his chest.

"This is a nice surprise," he said, kissing her shoulder. He gently rubbed her arms, then dropped his hands to caress her inner thighs.

"Yes it is. I hadn't expected you home this soon. I was preparing myself for you."

"Then I'm glad I got an early release."

"An early release?" She purred and reached behind her to clasp his cock. "We'll see about that."

"Really?" He chuckled and turned her to face him.

Bala smiled and straddled him. Their mouths met in a hungry kiss. Ivan kneaded her breasts and rolled the nipples between his thumbs and forefingers. He thrust his tongue into her mouth and she met every possessive stroke with enthusiasm that sent his heart pounding out of control.

About Kate Hill

Always a fan of romance and the paranormal, Kate Hill started writing over twenty years ago for pleasure. Her first story, a short erotic vampire tale, was accepted for publication in 1996. Since then she has sold over one hundred short stories, novellas and novels.

When she's not working on her books, Kate enjoys reading, working out and spending time with her family and pets.

Kate also writes under the pen name Saloni Quinby. She enjoys hearing from readers and she can be contacted at You can find Kate online at, and

Friday, July 18, 2014

Book of the Week--Sinful Rewards by Cynthia Sax is Sinfully Delightful

SINFUL REWARDS 1 is the first book in Cynthia Sax's new erotic serial with one book releasing per month until the full story of the love triangle between Belinda, Nicholas and Hawke unfolds.

Now, I'm not usually a big fan of serials or stories written in the first person, but I absolutely loved this book and am hooked on this author. Cynthia Sax is the queen of the erotic serial series.


Belinda "Bee" Carter is a good girl; at least, that's what she tells herself. And a good girl deserves a nice guy—just like the gorgeous and moody billionaire Nicolas Rainer. He is everything she wants in a man.

Or so she thinks, until she takes a look through her telescope and sees a naked, tattooed man on the balcony across the courtyard. Hawke is mysterious, the bad boy she knows will bring only heartbreak. He has been watching her, and that makes him all the more enticing.

But when a mysterious and anonymous text message dares her to do something bad, she must decide if she is really the good girl she has always claimed to be, or if she's willing to risk everything for her secret fantasy of being watched.

Is her mystery man the reclusive billionaire with a wild side or the darkly dangerous bad boy?

If you haven't already checked out The Seen Trilogy HE WATCHES ME, HE TOUCHES ME, and HE CLAIMS ME you really should. The pages practicallyl sizzle as you read them.

In the meantime, I'll be impatiently waiting for the next installment of the Sinful Rewards serial next month!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Throwback Thursday...Book Edition (Seduction by Amanda Quick)

SEDUCTION by Amanda Quick is one of the first books I read by this author. It took me a while to discover she wrote under other names--Jayne Ann Krentz, Jayne Castle, Stephanie James, Jayne Bentley, and Amanda Glass. I started searching for her books and discovered the world of series romances. Until then, I'd mostly read regular fiction and historical novels. Once I fell in love with romance novels there was no turning back. I've read thousands of books and now I write them.

So thank you Jayne Ann Krentz!

I love historical romance and Amanda Quick (and any other book this author writes) are automatic buys for me.


Townsfolk called him devil. For dark and enigmatic Julian, Earl of Ravenwood, was a man with a legendary temper and a first wife whose mysterious death would not be forgotten. Some said the beautiful Lady Ravenwood had drowned herself in the black, murky waters of Ravenwood Pond. Others whispered of foul play and the devil’s wrath.

Now country-bred Sophy Dorring is about to become Ravenwood’s new bride. Drawn to his masculine strength and the glitter of desire that burned in his emerald eyes, the tawny-haired lass had her own reasons for agreeing to a marriage of convenience. One was vengeance, and in its pursuit she would entangle Julian in a blackmail plot, a duel at dawn, and a dangerous masquerade. The other reason was dearer to her heart, but just as wild a quest: Sophy Dorring intended to teach the devil to love again.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Something HAPPY for Monday.

I know some of my friends don't like Monday, so here is a little something to cheer you all up. Check out Pharrell Williams - Happy (Official Music Video). I dare you to not start dancing. :)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Wolf in her Bed is finally here!

WOLF IN HER BED is now available from Samhain Publishing! This is the second book in the Salvation Pack series.


Is he Prince Charming or the Big Bad Wolf?

Anny Conrad is a single thirty-year-old librarian—a cliché complete with two cats. Dragged out to a local bar, she’s rethinking her life plan over a few drinks when a man walks up and asks her to dance. And what a man. Tall, rugged and more than a little untamed. Before she knows it, she’s in his arms and throwing caution to the wind.

With a pack war in full, deadly swing, the last thing Armand LaForge needs right now is a woman in his life, much less a human. But one thing is certain, he’s met his mate, the one woman in the world for him.

The kindest thing to do is give her all the hot sex she wants and then leave her alone. But when the morning comes, fate isn’t done screwing with them. Anny is confronted with the fact that the myths in her library books are real…and now she’s one of them.

Friday, July 04, 2014


Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Check out my Interview at Kat's Blog

I'm over at  KAT HOLMES' BLOG today as part of her Summer Bash. I'm talking about writing and life and the writing life. *g* Stop by and check it out.

Pride of the Lion is now in PRINT!

PRIDE OF THE LION, book 3 of the Hades' Carnival series is now available in PRINT!


Once upon a time, a writer woke up in the middle of her own book…

Hades’ Carnival, Book 3

Araminta Davidson has arrived. After giving up her librarian job to be a full-time writer, all those lonely nights alone with her cat and her keyboard have paid off. She’s been invited to participate in one of the biggest reader appreciation weekends—as a professional author.

She can’t imagine her life getting any more exciting than that…until she accidentally releases a sexy, shapeshifting, immortal warrior from a five-thousand-year-old curse.

 Finally free of his carousel prison, lion shifter Leander is determined not to let Hades lure him to the dark side in a quest for world domination. Nor will he give the delectable Araminta up to the clutches of the dark one. If they can survive twenty-four hours—and somehow resist losing themselves completely in the sexual haze threatening to swallow them up—the curse will be permanently broken.

But the clock is ticking, the heat is rising…and only the ultimate sacrifice will save them both.

Warning: This book contains one shy writer who’s learning how to cut loose, and a warrior who’s been cut loose and he’s ready to roar. Stir in enough hot sex to make Hell itself seem like the Arctic, and you have a recipe for one wild ride.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

July/August Newsletter now Available!

The July/August 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.

Happy Canada Day!

To all my Canadian friends out there, I hope you have a wonderful day with friends and family, lots of fun, plenty of great food.