Monday, February 29, 2016

Samhain Publishing

As many of you may have heard by now, Samhain Publishing will be closing its doors. I am deeply saddened as I have loved working with them over the years. I've been with Samhain Publishing since 2006 and they are a class act all the way.

Thank you to Christina Brashear and to the amazing editors I've had over the years. And a special thanks to my current editor, the amazing Heidi Moore. It's been an incredible 10 years. I'm just sorry it had to end.

Things you should know:

1. They will not be closing right away. My books are still available and will be for a while yet.
2. Authors are still being paid, so please buy their books.

And if you have Samhain books on your wishlist, now is the time to buy them. Samhain has a 40% off Leap Day sale on for FEBRUARY 29th only. You can save 40% off all Samhain Books TODAY!

Here's the link for my author page...just in case.

And don't worry, I have no plans to stop writing. I'm going to take a week or two, evaluate where I am and start to make new plans. I love writing and that's not going to change.

Thank you to all my readers and fellow authors who have reached out to me. I love you all!

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Samhain Paranormal Romance Party--February 29th

Please join me, Lynne Connolly, Candice Gilmer, and Juliette Cross at the  SAMHAIN PUBLISHING PARANORMAL ROMANCE PARTY on Monday, February 29th. The fun starts at 5 p.m. EST.

I'll be there from 7-8 p.m. EST. There will be giveaways and plenty of fun so be sure to stop by.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Weekend Book Club--Fighting Dirty by Lori Foster

FIGHTING DIRTY is the latest book in the Ultimate series by Lori Foster. I haven't finished it yet, but I'm a big fan of Foster's MMA books. I'm sure I'll enjoy Armie's book as much as I have the others in the series.

What are you reading this weekend?


With the life he's led and the muscles he's gained, Armie Jacobson isn't afraid of anything. Except maybe Merissa Colter's effect on him. It's not just that she's his best friend's little sister. Fact is, she deserves better. Women pursue him for one night of pleasure, and that's all he wants to offer. Until rescuing Merissa from a robbery leads to the most erotic encounter of his life.  

Good girl meets bad boy. It's a story that rarely ends well. But Merissa is taking matters into her own hands. No matter how he views himself, the Armie she knows is brave, honorable and completely loyal. And as past demons and present-day danger collide, they're both about to learn what's truly worth fighting for…

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Throwback Thursday--Book Edition (Dance Upon the Air by Nora Roberts)

DANCE UPON THE AIR is the first book in the Three Sisters Island trilogy by Nora Roberts. I absolutely love this series. It has everything--friendship, magic, a curse, and most importantly, love. Nell is a strong heroine determined to take control of her life and start over. To do that, she must face her past and trust in love.


When Nell Channing arrives on charming Three Sisters Island, she believes that she’s finally found refuge from her abusive husband—and from the terrifying life she fled so desperately eight months ago…

But even in this quiet, peaceful place, Nell never feels entirely at ease. Careful to conceal her true identity, she takes a job as a cook at the local bookstore cafĂ©—and begins to explore her feelings for the island sheriff, Zack Todd. But there is a part of herself she can never reveal to him—for she must continue to guard her secrets if she wants to keep the past at bay. One careless word, one misplaced confidence, and the new life she’s created so carefully could shatter completely.

Just as Nell starts to wonder if she’ll ever be able to break free of her fear, she realizes that the island suffers under a terrible curse—one that can only be broken by the descendants of the Three Sisters, the witches who settled the island back in 1692. And now, with the help of two other strong, gifted women—and with the nightmares of the past haunting her every step—she must find the power to save her home, her love…and herself…

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!

If you're part of a couple, I hope you enjoy the day with your special someone. If you're single, do something extra special for yourself. You deserve it!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Why I Love Werewolves

Want to know why I love werewolves? I'm sharing the answer to that question as well as talking about my latest Salvation Pack book WOLF ON THE HUNT over at COFFEE THOUGHTS BOOK BLOG.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Hades' Return

Hades’ Return is available today! This anthology contains books 4-6 of the Hades' Carnival series. It's available in both ebook and print!

There’s only one weapon strong enough to defeat their enemy—Love.

Just when the immortal warriors of the Lady of the Beasts think they’re free of their curse, Hades is back. And he wants revenge.

Heart of the Serpent

Mordecai’s curse is lifted, but Hell has stained his soul. Yet when the one woman he must not taint tries to penetrate his shields, he can’t help but kiss her senseless. It’s the moment Hades has waited for—when he can hurt the one woman Mordecai would give his life to protect.

Flame of the Phoenix

For the first time in his immortal life, Phoenix is afraid. Not for himself, but for the woman who’s captured his heart. One kiss easily ignites Tilly’s passion, but claiming her as his own will take more than heat. It may require a sacrifice that could send them up in flames.

Lure of the Jaguar

From his hiding place in the bayou, Stavros senses that Toni, a woman stalking wildlife with her camera, is his mate. Despite his better judgment, he can’t stay away. And he hopes she will forgive him for what he must do to protect her soul.


Friday, February 05, 2016

Weekend Book Club--Brotherhood in Death by J. D. Robb

BROTHERHOOD IN DEATH is the latest offering in J.D. Robb's In Death series, which features one of the best heroines in any genre--Eve Dallas.

The storyline is not an easy one as the author tackles difficult subject matter. Robb pulls no punches and neither does the heroine. Eve Dallas must do her job while dealing with the ugly reality of her own past.

I can't say enough about this series. I grab these books as soon as they're available.


Sometimes brotherhood can be another word for conspiracy. . . .
Dennis Mira just had two unpleasant surprises. First he learned that his cousin Edward was secretly meeting with a real estate agent about their late grandfather’s magnificent West Village brownstone, despite the promise they both made to keep it in the family. Then, when he went to the house to confront Edward about it, he got a blunt object to the back of the head.

Luckily Dennis is married to Charlotte Mira, the NYPSD’s top profiler and a good friend of Lieutenant Eve Dallas. When the two arrive on the scene, he explains that the last thing he saw was Edward in a chair, bruised and bloody. When he came to, his cousin was gone. With the mess cleaned up and the security disks removed, there’s nothing left behind but a few traces for forensics to analyze.

As a former lawyer, judge, and senator, Edward Mira mingled with the elite and crossed paths with criminals, making enemies on a regular basis. Like so many politicians, he also made some very close friends behind closed—and locked—doors. But a badge and a billionaire husband can get you into places others can’t go, and Eve intends to shine some light on the dirty deals and dark motives behind the disappearance of a powerful man, the family discord over a multimillion-dollar piece of real estate . . . and a new case that no one saw coming.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Throwback Thursday--Book Edition (Charming the Highlander by Janet Chapman)

CHARMING THE HIGHLANDER by Janet Chapman is the first book in her Pine Creek Highlanders series. This is time travel romance at its very best. But at it's heart, it's about family bonds and love.

I've read this series multiple times. It's that good.


A feisty beauty tempted by a bold highlander's touch...When a plane crash strands brilliant scientist Grace Sutter on an icy mountaintop in Maine, she finds herself alone in the wilderness with the only other surviving passenger -- Greylen MacKeage,a sexy, medieval warrior who's been tossed through time to find the woman he's destined to love. Forced together to survive the harsh, wintry landscape, neither expects the fierce passion that flares between them. But Grace is not used to letting her heart take control, and Greylen will settle for nothing less than her heart's surrender....

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

My Print Copies of Hades' Return are HERE!

The UPS man was just here and look what he brought me. I'm so excited!
Hades' Return, which includes the final three novellas in the Hades' Carnival series (Heart of the Serpent, Flame of the Phoenix, and Lure of the Jaguar) will be released in ebook and print on February 9th!

Monday, February 01, 2016

February Newsletter is now Available

The February 2016 issue of AWAKENING DESIRES—the Newsletter of Romance Author N.J. Walters—is now available. Lots of exciting news to share!

Be sure to check out all the latest news, contests, and an excerpt from Heart of the Serpent, part of the Hades’ Return anthology, due out on February 9th.

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.