Thursday, December 28, 2017

2017--Year in Review


First of all, I want to thank my amazing readers and author friends for making 2017 a wonderful year. You’re support, encouragement, and friendship means so much to me.

 

You’re the best!

 

2017 was an up and down year for me career wise.

 

My main publisher (Samhain Publishing) closed suddenly at the end of February leaving me scrambling to find a home for my books. I am so thankful for Liz Pelletier and the folks at Entangled Publishing for taking all my Samhain books. And a special and huge thanks to Heidi Shoham—one of the best editors in the business.

 

As a result of Samhain Publishing closing and Entangled taking over my backlist, Wolf in her Soul had two releases this year. The first was in February, when it was available for a week. The second release was in September.

 

The Dalakis Passion vampire series (a favorite of mine) was rereleased by Beyond the Page Publishing.

 

And my new Blood of the Drakon series had two books released.

 

In total I had 4 new releases and 38 rereleases.

 

2017 Releases

 

February 8—Coming Home (This novella was originally in the Taming the Alpha boxed set but was rereleased as a single by Beyond the Page.)

 

February 21—Wolf in her Soul, book 8 of the Salvation Pack series. (Was only out a week when Samhain Publishing closed.)

 

March 7—Harker’s Journey (The first book in the Dalakis Passion vampire series. This novella was originally released in 2005 by Ellora`s Cave, but was rereleased by Beyond the Page.)

 

April 24—Drakon’s Prey (Book 2 in the Blood of the Drakon series released by Entangled Publishing.)

 

May 3—Lucian’s Delight (Book 2 in the Dalakis Passion series rereleased by Beyond the Page.)

 

June 13—Roadside Assistance (A short story in the Blue Collar-A Boys Behaving Badly Anthology.)

 

July 3—Drakon’s Plunder (Book 3 in the Blood of the Drakon series released by Entangled Publishing.)

 

July 20—Stefan’s Salvation (Book 3 in the Dalakis Passion series rereleased by Beyond the Page.)

 

July 31—Entangled rereleased my entire Samhain Publishing paranormal backlist! This included:

 

Legacy series: Alexandra’s Legacy, Isaiah’s Haven, Legacy Found, Quinn’s Quest, Finding Chrissten, Damek’s Redemption, and Craig’s Heart.

 

Hades’ Carnival series: Night of the Tiger, Mark of the Bear, Pride of the Lion, Howl of the Wolf, Heart of the Serpent, Flame of the Phoenix, and Lure of the Jaguar.

 

Spells, Secrets & Seductions trilogy: A Touch of Magick, Dreams of Seduction, and Love in Flames.

 

Salvation Pack series: Wolf at the Door, Wolf in her Bed, Wolf on the Run, Wolf from the Past, Wolf on the Hunt, Wolf on a Mission, and Wolf in his Heart.

 

August 21—Entangled rereleased by Jamesville series: Discovering Dani, The Way Home, The Return of Patrick O’Rourke, The Seduction of Shamus O’Rourke, A Legal Affair, By the Book, and Past Promises. (Previously published by Samhain Publishing.)

 

September 21—Entangled rereleased Wolf in her Soul, book 8 in the Salvation Pack series.

 

October 18—Eternal Brothers (Book 4 in the Dalakis Passion series rereleased by Beyond the Page.)

 

November 30—Endless Chase (The final book in the Dalakis Passion series rereleased by Beyond the Page.)

 

 

2018 is starting off with a bang with the release of Drakon’s Past, book 4 in the Blood of the Drakon series, releasing January 29th!

 

 

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Fresh Fiction Reviews Eternal Brothers

Fresh Fiction has reviewed Eternal Brothers, book 4 of the Dalakis Passion vampire series.

"If you are looking for a couple of steamy yet sweet romances, sexy vampires, gutsy humans, danger, action, intrigue with good and evil characters you can love and hate, then ETERNAL BROTHERS is just what you need." ~Annetta Sweetko

Fresh Fiction reviews Stefan's Salvation

Fresh Fiction has reviewed Stefan's Salvation, book 3 of the Dalakis Passion vampire series.

"Looking for a sexy, fast-past storyline with intrigue, some danger, sweet and a lot of steamy moments, then STEFAN'S SALVATION is what you need." ~Annetta Sweetko

Sunday, December 24, 2017

'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."
 

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Happy 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!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Drakon's Past is up for Pre-order


Drakon’s Past, Blood of the Drakon, Book 4, is up for preorder!
 
BLURB:

Constance Owens has a gift for finding unique items in the most unlikely places, which comes in handy since she buys and sells artifacts and antiques for a living. When she purchases a set of four dragon statues, she has no idea just how unique they are, or that finding them will thrust her into a world of secret societies, men who think nothing of kidnapping and murder to get what they want, and dragon shifters.

Nic hasn’t survived for four thousand years by letting his guard down, and he doesn’t trust anyone except his drakon brothers. The loneliness haunting him has been getting worse since all his brothers have found their mates. And when he finds the woman his drakon recognizes instantly as his fated mate, he doubts he’ll ever have what his brothers have, because it seems she’s involved with the secret society of hunters who have been hunting and capturing his kind for hundreds of years.

 
Buy Links:

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/drakons-past-nj-walters/1127620047?ean=9781640634695
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/drakons-past/id1324091386
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/drakon-s-past

A Look Inside Endless Chase




Take a look inside Endless Chase, the final book in the Dalakis Passion vampire series, over at the Coffee Time Romance Blog.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Simple Tips to Survive the Holiday Madness


I'm over at Romance Junkies today giving some simple tips about how to survive the holiday madness. I'm also talking about my latest release. Be sure to stop by. :)

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Friday, December 15, 2017

Goodreads Giveaway

Want a chance to win a print copy of Drakon's Past? Be sure to check out this giveaway on Goodreads.

(I am not running the giveaway.)

Giveaway Dates: Dec 08 - Jan 29, 2018
US entries only.
 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Character Interview


Be sure to stop by Kate Hill's COMPELLING BEASTS BLOG.

I'm  over there today with an interview with Katya Markova, the kickass heroine from Endless Chase, the final book in the Dalakis Passion series.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Great Review of Endless Chase

Yearwood Daily Book Reviews has reviewed Endless Chase.

"If you’re looking for a novel with a strong cast of characters, action and adventure, drama, along with hot and sexy romance. Then you need to grab yourself a copy of Endless Chase." ~Yearwood La Novela

Monday, December 11, 2017

Advent Calendar--Day 11

It's Day 11 in the countdown to Christmas. (You might recognize the person behind the door today.)

And remember that every day right up until Christmas Eve, you'll have a chance to grab a great book, either for free or for an amazing price, or win a fantastic prize!






4. Mandy M. Roth
5. Candice Phillips Gilmer
6. Michelle M. Pillow
7. Alyssa Day
8. Lauren Royal
9. Yasmine Galenorn
11. N.j. Walters
12. J.k. Harperr
13.
R.e. Butler
14. Anthea Lawson
16. Brighton Walsh
17. Kristen Painter
18. Jami Davenport
19. Michele Bardsley
20 Elle Boon
21. Renee George
22. Allison Gatta
Angie Fox4. Mandy M. Roth
5. Candice Phillips Gilmer
6. Michelle M. Pillow
7. Alyssa Day
8. Lauren Royal
9. Yasmine Galenorn
11. N.j. Walters
12. J.k. Harperr
13.
R.e. Butler
14. Anthea Lawson
16. Brighton Walsh
17. Kristen Painter
18. Jami Davenport
19. Michele Bardsley
20 Elle Boon
21. Renee George
22. Allison Gatta

Make sure to bookmark the calendar's page so you can come back each day and open a door!

 

Friday, December 08, 2017

Drakon's Plunder Holiday Giveaway


HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY

It’s the time of year for giving! I’m giving away prize pack with a cool T-shirt (women's XL), magnet calendar, keychain, and sticker.

 


To enter for a chance to win, just go to my FB Author Page and check out the pinned post at the top for details.

 


 
✦✦✦Winners will be announced on  my FB Author page on  December 11th✦✦✦
 
 

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Cover Reveal--Drakon's Past


Check out the awesome cover for Drakon's Past, book 4 of the Blood of the Drakon series. Coming January 29, 2018!

Monday, December 04, 2017

Movie Monday--The Man Who Invented Christmas



I saw this movie and absolutely LOVED it! If you're looking for a holiday movie this season, go to the theatre and check out The Man Who Invented Christmas!

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Endless Chase is here!

The wait is over...

ENDLESS CHASE, the final book in the sizzling Dalakis Passion vampire romance series, is finally here!


Since the night her parents were brutally murdered, Katya Markova has been driven by a dark quest for vengeance. When her search for the killers leads her to the heart of Transylvania and the ancestral home of the Dalakis, she hopes to finally take her revenge and put her horrific memories and the souls of her parents to rest. Then she meets the mesmerizing Chase Deveraux, and his intensely passionate touch threatens to weaken her resolve as she surrenders to his sensual promise.

With his life in disarray, Chase has retreated to the remote castle of the Dalakis clan to sort things out in isolation, but instead is inexplicably drawn to the mysterious Katya. Instantly spellbound by her tough warrior exterior and compelling beauty, Chase finds that Katya captivates him like no other woman has before—until he learns of her dark intent and is torn between his own needs and those of his family.

Because Katya is enmeshed in a world of lies and deceptions, and has brought that world to the Dalakis doorstep. As their unquenchable passion spirals to incredible sensual heights, Chase and Katya will be forced to make a choice, one that could destroy the Dalakis clan for all time or unite the desperate young lovers for eternity…

This is a revised edition of a previous published book.


BUY LINKS:

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/762837
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/endless-chase-nj-walters/1019316284?ean=2940158952852
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/endless-chase-1

 

Friday, December 01, 2017

Romance Advent Calendar!




The countdown to Christmas is on. Ready for some fun?

I’m part of a Romance Advent Calendar featuring Carina Wilder, Mandy Roth, Michelle Pillow, Alyssa Day, Lauren Royal, Yasmine Galenorn, Kristen Painter, Elle Boon, and many more!Angie Fox
4. Mandy M. Roth
5. Candice Phillips Gilmer
6. Michelle M. Pillow
7. Alyssa Day
8. Lauren Royal
9. Yasmine Galenorn
11. N.j. Walters
12. J.k. Harperr
13.
R.e. Butler
14. Anthea Lawson
16. Brighton Walsh
17. Kristen Painter
18. Jami Davenport
19. Michele Bardsley
20 Elle Boon
21. Renee George
22. Allison Gatta
Angie Fox4. Mandy M. Roth
5. Candice Phillips Gilmer
6. Michelle M. Pillow
7. Alyssa Day
8. Lauren Royal
9. Yasmine Galenorn
11. N.j. Walters
12. J.k. Harperr
13.
R.e. Butler
14. Anthea Lawson
16. Brighton Walsh
17. Kristen Painter
18. Jami Davenport
19. Michele Bardsley
20 Elle Boon
21. Renee George
22. Allison Gatta

Every day for 24 days, you'll have a chance to grab a great book, either for free or for an amazing price, or win a fantastic prize!

Make sure to bookmark the calendar's page so you can come back each day and open a door!
 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Fresh Fiction Reviewed Wolf in her Soul

FRESH FICTION has reviewed Wolf in her Soul

"WOLF IN HER SOUL will have you spellbound from the first word and when you reach the end, you will simply want more...If you want sexy shifters, a sweet and steamy romance, danger and intrigue then WOLF IN HER SOUL is the perfect paranormal for you."
~Annetta Sweetko

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!



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 22, 2017

5 of My Favorite Things

Birthdays and Special things...find out 5 of my favorite things over at the Decadent Divas blog!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Giveaway!

Be sure to check out my Birthday Month Giveaway over on my Facebook Author Page. This is the third and final one of the month. I'll be giving away 3 prizes this time around.

To enter for a chance to win, just go to my FB Author Page and check out the pinned post at the top.

https://www.facebook.com/N.J.WaltersAuthor/

✦✦✦Winners will be announced on November 21st✦✦✦

 
GIVEAWAY #1

 
GIVEAWAY #2

 
GIVEAWAY #3
 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Cover Reveal--ENDLESS CHASE

 
Check out this awesome new cover for Endless Chase. It's being released later this month. Watch for preorder links.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

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 10, 2017

Weekend Book Club--The Mistaken Billionaire by Lexxie Couper


This week I read THE MISTAKEN BILLIONAIRE by Lexxie Couper. It's part of her The Muse series but can definitely be read as a standalone story. As of this posting it's still on sale for 99-cents.

This book is just plain fun. It has it all--a strong heroine, a sexy hero, a case of mistaken identity, and a second chance to make a first impression.

If you love a good sexy contemporary romance then this is a book you should try. 

BLURB:

Thomas St Clair is used to getting exactly what he wants, when he wants it. So when a mysterious woman shows up at his door with his runaway dog and her presence drives away his writer’s block, he’s willing to put up with her secrets if it means she’ll stay around.

Mila Elderkin once had a promising career in journalism, until her dreams were shattered by a rising star in the literary world. When fate lands her at that same man’s door years later, and he doesn’t recognize her, it seems she’s been offered a chance for a little fun. Mila’s not out for revenge, especially not once she starts to see the man beneath the persona. But the past has funny way of creeping into the present, and secrets don’t lie quiet forever.

Each book in the The Muse series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.

Series Order:
Book #1 The Stubborn Billionaire
Book #2 The Mistaken Billionaire
Book #3 The Irredeemable Billionaire

Sunday, November 05, 2017

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...

Friday, November 03, 2017

Mini Apple Crisp and Vampires




I'm sharing a recipe for an easy apple crisp for one over at DELILAH DEVLIN'S BLOG! I'm also giving you a glimpse at the latest Dalakis Passion vampire book--ETERNAL BROTHERS.


Thursday, November 02, 2017

November Newsletter is out!




The November issue of AWAKENING DESIRES—the Newsletter of Romance  Author N.J. Walters—is now available.

Check out all the latest news.

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 31, 2017

Happy Halloween!

HAPPY SAMHAIN and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!




WISHING YOU ALL A SAFE AND SPOOKTACULAR DAY!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Movie Monday--Halloween Edition



While the ending is not as good as I wished it was, I still enjoy the twist on the classic tale by Washington Irving.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Weekend Book Club--Delta Redemption by Elle Boon

This week I read DELTA REDEMPTION, the sixth book in the SEAL Team Phantom series. Elle Boon just keeps on getting better. Murder, betrayal, action, intrigue, spicy sex, and heartfelt emotions. This book has it all.

*This book can be read as a standalone story*

Jase had his life mapped out in front of him. He was the leader of SEAL Team Phantom and planned to continue moving up in the ranks, until he met his mentor’s daughter. Falling for Brooke Frazee wasn’t on his agenda, but from the moment he saw the Admiral’s daughter, all bets were off.

Brooke’s life wasn’t always easy, but she dreamed of someday finding her happily ever after. She never planned on falling for a military man like her father, until she unexpectedly meets Jase Tyler at her door. The thought of being with him both terrified and excited her.


Jase knew Brooke was the woman for him. After declaring their love for each other they were forced to part ways, for reasons Brooke will never understand. Jase is left with his heart in shreds as he’s shipped off on a mission, unsure of his return. Will war make him forget everything he’s leaving behind or will his mission leave him branded as a traitor?

Brooke was shattered when Jase left, but she was forced to move on with her life even though her dreams had changed. She’s not prepared when the man from her past walks back through the door, or for the secrets they uncover while on the run from danger.

Jase, no longer a member of Phantom Team, but not knowing who else he can trust to protect what he holds dear, calls on his former SEAL Team. As they reunite as a unit and work together, they find out that nothing is what it seems. If Jase and Brooke live through the coming days, will their love be able to endure when the dust settles?