Thursday, August 22, 2019

Over at the Sweet 'n Sexy Divas Blog...




I'm talking about fairy tales and what they have to do with Liberating Lacey, book 3 of the Marks Mercenaries series over at the SWEET 'N SEXY DIVAS BLOG. I'm also sharing a teaser from the book. Be sure to stop by and check it out.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Over at the Decadent Divas Blog...



I'm over at the Decadent Divas Blog talking about summer movies and sharing a teaser from Liberating Lacey, book 3 of the Marks Mercenaries series. Be sure to stop by and check it out.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

New Releases This Week!



I've been sharing weekly romance releases on my Facebook pages for forever. I do it because I like to support fellow authors and it makes it easier for readers to find new books.

I decided it was time to share them on my blog. This is by no means all the releases, but the ones I've managed to pull together from Facebook friends and authors I enjoy to read.

Congratulations to all the authors with new books releasing this week!

 
J.R. Ward Blood Truth (Black Dagger Legacy Book 4)


 

Sidney Bristol  Dangerously Entwined (Aegis Group Lepta Team Book 5)


 

Nina Crespo Rules of a Rebound (Breakup Bash Book 2)


 

Vanessa Riley The Bewildered Bride (Advertisements for Love Book 4)


 

Mariah Ankenman The Best Friend Problem


 

Melynda Price The Nanny Rules


 

Lynn LaFleur Chocolate Fantasies


 

Sam Crescent Playing With the Biker (Curvy Women Wanted Book 17)


 

Jordan Marie and Jenika Snow Stretched (Hot-Bites)


 

Tina Donahue Indulge Me (Wanna Be Bad Book 1)


 

Mandy M. Roth Wrecked Intel: An Immortal Ops World Novel (Immortal Outcasts Book 4)


 

Bianca D’arc Spirit Bear: Tales of the Were (Grizzly Cove Book 14)


 

Robyn Peterman Beauty Loves the Beast: A Wylde Paranormal Love Story


 

Sarah Morgan Kisses at Sunset


 

Megan Hart Stranger


 

Rochelle Alers The Long Hot Summer (The Blackstones of Virginia)


 

Robyn Carr The Chance (Thunder Point Book 4)


 

Alyssa Cole Signal Boost (Off the Grid)


 

Brenda Novak Finding You: A Romance Novel (Dundee Idaho)


 

Beverly Jenkins One Masked Night


 

Kristen Ashley Quiet Man: A Dream Man Novella


 

Kimberly Kincaid Between Me & You (Remington Medical Book 3)


 

Erin Nicholas Beauty and the Bayou (Boys of the Bayou Book 3)


 

Tessa Dare The Wallflower Wager: Girl Meets Duke


 

Melissa Foster Call Her Mine (Harmony Pointe Book 1)


 

Lori Wilde and Liz Alvin Handsome Boss (Handsome Devils Book 2)


 

Samantha Cayto Healing Dance (Alien Blood Wars Book 6)


 

Tracy Cooper-Posey Risk of Ruin (Scandalous Scions Book 11)


 

Lisa Renee Jones Dirty Rich Secrets: Part Two


 

Lila Dubois Paris Punishment: Billionaire Club Romance: Paris Trilogy #2 (Orchid Club Book 5)


 

Taige Crenshaw and McKenna Jeffries Just Business (Rowan Book 3)


 

Megan Slayer Scoring in Cedarwood (Cedarwood Pride Book 3)


 

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Tuesday Teaser: Salvaging Abby

Here's a teaser from Salvaging Abby, book 4 of the Marks Mercenaries series.

Vaden swore under his breath. He lowered his weapon and slowly removed his helmet, facing the woman who called herself Abe. Because now that he’d had time to study her, he had no doubt in his mind that the person holding a weapon on him was indeed female.

And he happened to know exactly who she was. “Hello, Abigail.”

He took the blast to the chest, staggering back a step. She’d shot him. The little vixen had actually shot him. She was just like her brother Flynn. Shoot first and ask questions later.

He caught himself before he grinned. Then he lunged forward as she tried to detach from his ship. He grabbed her arm and dragged her onto his vessel.

She fought him, ramming her elbows against his ribs, stomping her foot against his instep. But he felt none of it through his high-tech battlesuit. “Let me go, you son of a bitch,” she yelled. She fired again, this time hitting the door. It slid shut, the ship assumed it was being attacked and automatically went on total lockdown.

“Stop,” he ordered. He grabbed her hand and held the weapon down. “I’m not going to hurt you. Drop the blaster.”

“Not on your life, buddy.”

Vaden was not used to being disobeyed. As a commander in the Gravasian space fleet, he was accustomed to his men following orders without question. Maybe it was only women who didn’t listen. First his intended bride and now this woman.

He increased the pressure on her hand until she was forced to release the weapon. It clattered to the deck floor. She whirled in his arms and struck out, managing to land a solid hit to his chin. There was enough force behind it that it rocked his head back.

“Enough,” he roared. “I don’t want to hurt you.” He wrapped his arms around her so she couldn’t punch him again.

Her eyes glittered with anger and fear. Her smell was light and airy, like flowers. The chest protector she wore hid her attributes from him, but there was no denying she was all woman.

Her thick lashes came down, momentarily blocking his view of her eyes. She was breathing heavily, but she stilled, like a hunted creature waiting for an opportunity to flee.

Vaden was also breathing heavily, and it wasn’t because he was tired. The little skirmish with her was nothing to him. He could fight for hours on end without stopping. He was Gravasian—fit and in his prime. And she was a woman, softer and weaker.

She glanced up at him, and he was lost in the depths of her eyes. He leaned down before he realized what he was doing and skimmed his lips over hers.

She sucked in a breath. “What? What are you doing?”

“I’m kissing you.”


Evernight Publishing: https://www.evernightpublishing.com/salvaging-abby-by-n-j-walters/
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/952562
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/salvaging-abby-n-j-walters/1132833929
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/salvaging-abby

 


Friday, August 09, 2019

GIVEAWAY!

***RTC (Romancing the Capital) GIVEAWAY***

For those of you who weren't able to make it to the RTC convention in Ottawa last week, I brought back goodies!



I'm giving away a prize pack that includes all the goodies in the photo. Just click on the link and enter for a chance to win.



*Giveaway open to Canadian and USA residents only*

Contest closes August 15th

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Writer Wednesday--Conventions

I've been published for almost 15 years and this past week I went to my very first convention--RTC (Romancing the Capital in Ottawa, Ontario). I had an amazing time and met so many wonderful author friends and readers, some of whom I've been online friends with for fifteen years.

I'm an introvert and an extremely private person so this wasn't easy for me to do. But it was at the top of my bucketlist. So I pushed past my fears and did it--including panels and the book signing. I'm so glad I did. I may never do another, but this experience will live in my memory forever.

Thank you to Eve Langlais for organizing this event, and the wonderful Jess Ripley for helping to make it happen.

Thank you to the wonderful authors and readers.


 
All set up for the book signing.

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

New Today--Salvaging Abby

I'm so excited that SALVAGING ABBY, book 4 of the Marks Mercenaries series is out today!


Salvaging Abby
Marks Mercenaries, Book 4

Space salvager Abby Marks has lived through the deaths of her brothers and an abduction. Independent, she lives by her own rules. But her life takes a turn when she decides to salvage what appears to be an abandoned Gravasian ship—only to come face-to-face with Vaden el Gravaso, an intimidating, yet downright sexy warrior, who seems intent on keeping her.

Engine troubles have disabled his ship. When Abby boards his vessel, she pulls a blaster and shoots him, so how can he not want her? Vaden knows her brothers are very much alive and searching for her, but so is her abductor. He isn’t about to let any of them have her. As her past and present collide, both their lives and hearts are at risk.




Monday, August 05, 2019

5 Stars for Strands of Love



"This story is an excellent send off to this sensually fascinating and uniquely magical series. ‘Strands of Love’ is filed with an abundance of emotional turbulence and lots of stirring and scorching hot passion. The characters are strong, captivating and easily draw readers into their story..."
~Stormy Vixen's Book Reviews

Read entire review at http://stormyvixen.booklikes.com/post/1926187/strandsoflovereview

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Writer Wednesday--Abigail Owen and The Rogue King

I want to welcome Abigail Owen and congratulate her on the release of The Rogue King, the first book in her Inferno Rising series.

The Rogue King
(Inferno Rising #1)
By Abigail Owen

Kasia Amon is a master at hiding. Who—and what—she is makes her a mark for the entire supernatural world. Especially dragon shifters. To them, she’s treasure to be taken and claimed. A golden ticket to their highest throne. But she can’t stop bursting into flames, and there’s a sexy dragon shifter in town hunting for her…

As a rogue dragon, Brand Astarot has spent his life in the dark, shunned by his own kind, concealing his true identity. Only his dangerous reputation ensures his survival. Delivering a phoenix to the feared Blood King will bring him one step closer to the revenge he’s waited centuries to take. No way is he letting the feisty beauty get away.

But when Kasia sparks a white-hot need in him that’s impossible to ignore, Brand begins to form a new plan: claim her for himself…and take back his birthright.
 

Excerpt
The only warning she got that she was being followed was the flick of a shadow in the headlights. Before she could react, a massive golden dragon slammed down on the road in front of her about half a mile out. She almost expected the ground to shake with the force, but the act was near silent.
Dammit.
She gritted her teeth and tightened her hands on the wheel. Rather than stop, Kasia hit the gas, pushing the car to go faster. He wasn’t taking her without a fight, that was for damn sure.
The dragon’s deep golden scales glittered in the oncoming headlights. He didn’t budge. But he did growl, his tail slashing back and forth.
“Move, you scaly bastard,” she muttered.
But she didn’t let up on the pedal.
He lowered his head and let loose a growl of warning, which she responded to by stomping harder on the gas.
“Get out of the way!”
She had no intention of playing chicken. If he didn’t, she’d ram this car down his fire-breathing throat. The hell with it. She didn’t want to go back to that cabin in Alaska anyway. Maul would miss her, but he’d be the only one.
Only the dragon didn’t move. Okay then. Kasia braced for impact.
At the moment she should’ve slammed into him, the beast heaved himself into the air, and she zoomed past, fishtailing underneath him from the force of the wind his wings caused.
He must’ve backed up, because he landed on the road in front of her again.
“You want another go, you oversized flying iguana?” she shouted, and bore down on him.
And again, he hopped out of her way only to land in her path.
Damn. Kasia held in a scream of fear-tinged frustration. They could keep this up all night, getting them nowhere fast. He wasn’t going to let her go.
With a growl of aggravation, though not defeat, Kasia stomped on the brakes. The tires squealed in protest, and the unpleasant odor of burning rubber followed her as she skidded the car to a stop broadside of the dragon, only a few feet away. If she rolled down her window, she could reach out and touch him.
The terrifying creature moved around the car, his movements more of a glide, like golden water flowing around her. He lowered his head to gaze in at her with an eye the size of her entire thigh. He snorted, and smoke trailed from his nostrils as he glared at her.
Please let this be Brand, and not some other phoenix-stealing dragon shifter.
Kasia glared back but raised her hands off the steering wheel in a gesture of surrender.
Buy Links:

Amazon: http://bit.ly/rogue-amz
B&N: http://bit.ly/rogue-bn
Apple: http://bit.ly/rogue-apl
Kobo: http://bit.ly/rogue-kobo
Google: http://bit.ly/rogue-ggl
BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/books/the-rogue-king-by-abigail-owen
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43198991-the-rogue-king



 
Award-winning paranormal romance author, Abigail Owen grew up consuming books and exploring the world through her writing. She attempted to find a practical career related to her favorite pastime by earning a degree in English Rhetoric (Technical Writing). However, she swiftly discovered that writing without imagination is not nearly as fun as writing with it.

 No matter the genre, she loves to write witty, feisty heroines, sexy heroes who deserve them, and a cast of lovable characters to surround them (and maybe get their own stories). She currently resides in Austin, Texas, with her own personal hero, her husband, and their two children, who are growing up way too fast.

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Book Info: Publisher: Entangled Publishing, Amara
Author: Abigail Owen
Cover Art: KAM Designs
Page Count: 400
Word Count: 103k
Release Date: 7/30/2019
Steam Rating: Hot


Monday, July 29, 2019

Music Monday--Zombie by Bad Wolves



Bad Wolves recorded a new version of The Cranberries classic song Zombie. Loved the original, but I love this version as well.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

I'm over at Delilah Devlin's Blog




Family is at the heart of many of my series, including my Marks Mercenaries Sci-Fi Romance series. I'm over at DELILAH DEVLIN'S BLOG sharing my feelings on families and sharing a teaser from Unexpected Angel, book 2 of the Marks Mercenaries series.

Be sure to stop by and check it out.
 

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

I'm over at the Sweet 'n Sexy Divas Blog




Do you love space pirates? You'll love the Marks brothers. I'm sharing an except from Unexpected Angel, book 2 of the Marks Mercenaries series over at the SWEET 'N SEXY DIVAS BLOG. Be sure to stop by and check it out.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Over at the Decadent Divas Blog




I'm sharing a teaser from Unexpected Angel, book 2 of the Marks Mercenaries series, over at the Decadent Divas Blog. Be sure to stop by and check it out.

Music Monday--Speechless




I love this song. It's an anthem for women everywhere and is currently a favorite on my iPod. It's from the new live action version of Aladdin and is just a beautiful and powerful song.

Hope you enjoy it.

Friday, July 19, 2019

NEW RELEASE--STRANDS OF LOVE

STRANDS OF LOVE, the final book in the Tapestries series, is here! This ménage a trois fantasy series is one of my most popular. I'm so glad it's all available once again.


Strands of Love
Tapestries, Book 7

Tied to the land in a way that only another Texan can understand, Samantha Calloway is facing mounting debts and a merciless drought as she struggles to save the farm that’s been in her family for generations. Unwilling to surrender to an unscrupulous neighbor who offers her a way out, Samantha is left hoping for a miracle when she’s stunned by the mysterious appearance of two hulking, otherworldly warriors on her land—men who stir an undeniable sensual desire in her.

Darian and Jace Hunter are deeply committed to the welfare of their expansive lands and all the people who rely on them, but privately they are also deeply saddened at the prospect of living out their lives without the blessing of a loving woman. They know well the stories of the magic tapestry that might bring them a bride, but they’re still shocked when the tapestry appears—and mysteriously transports them to the world of the beautiful and sensitive Samantha.

As the brothers try to explain the promise of the tapestry to a skeptical Samantha, the trio are suddenly transported back to Javara, where Samantha soon learns that the brothers are as deeply dedicated to the land as she is—and also dedicated to unleashing the power of their passion to bring her to sexual heights she’d never imagined. And as she’s confronted with a choice between returning to her home alone or forsaking it all for a chance at a loving life with Darian and Jace, they will stop at nothing to entice her with every glorious erotic pleasure and unquestioning devotion to win her heart and a lifetime of unending love . . .
 
TEASER:


Jace pointed and she realized they’d left the woods behind them and open land lay before them. “Welcome to Hunter Keep.”
 
Her gaze followed his hand and she gasped. There before her was a small stone castle, like something out of a history book. She blinked, but it didn’t disappear.
 
The castle rose up out of the base of the mountain that loomed behind it like a hulking protector. Dark gray stones shone in the afternoon sun. A huge wall ringed the castle. Beyond it were smaller huts with thatched roofs. There were fields in the distance with some sort of crops and several pens with sheep and chickens.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Throwback Thursday--Dalakis Passion series



You can get the first three books in the sizzling Dalakis Passion vampire romance series in one e-book box set for only $4.99.

 

Harker’s Journey

From the first moment Johanna Harker read Bram Stoker’s Dracula, her life changed forever. The book unleashed an obsession with vampires that was all the more compelling for the intensely erotic dreams that filled her nights. It wasn’t long before she was consumed with thoughts of the dark creature who returned to ravish her in her dreams again and again . . .

Lucian’s Delight

For years Delight Deveraux suffered from a recurring nightmare of being savagely attacked and assaulted, until the night a mysterious stranger appears in her dream to rescue her. When the same scene plays itself out in real life just days later, with the same mesmerizing dream man coming to her rescue, Delight suddenly finds herself swirling in a haze of passion and confusion, between what’s real and what’s not. But Lucian Dalakis is real, and he intends not just to save her but to bind her to himself for all time . . .


Stefan’s Salvation

Laurel Rose McCaffey never minded being branded an outsider, even when it meant carving out a solitary life for herself in the wooded hills of North Carolina. Now resort developers want to take her land, and vicious locals who stand to benefit from the deal have begun making threats. When a dark stranger enters her life, first as a protector, then as a lover, Laurel Rose is both fascinated and frightened by his mysterious power and all-consuming sensuality . . .
 

BUY LINKS:
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Dalakis-Passion-Boxed-Set-Salvation-ebook/dp/B07FK4T6M6/
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/877398
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1129074034
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/dalakis-passion-boxed-set-books-1-3