Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Halloween Countdown Day 31--Wolf of her Own

Happy Halloween!

It's been a month of werewolves, vampires, shapeshifters, and more. I hope you've enjoyed the countdown as much as I have.

Have a safe and fun holiday.

Wolf of her Own
Salvation Pack, Book 9

Mikhail Matheson may be an outsider in Salvation, but he stays with the pack to be close to his sister. It has nothing to with the fact that Elise—the most fascinating woman he’s ever laid eyes on—is part of the pack. Mikhail has wanted Elise for years, but being with her could cost him his life. Soon he’ll have to decide if he’s going to leave the pack or risk it all to pursue a place at her side.                                    

After escaping her abusive mate, Elise LaForge has made a home in Salvation with her sons. She never expected to have her emotions stirred up by the always serious and seriously handsome Mikhail. But can she finally put her past behind her and dare to move on?

When danger creeps into the pack, both she and Mikhail have to be willing to sacrifice everything to have a chance at love.

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Happy Halloween!



Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Halloween Countdown Day 30--Wolf in her Soul

Wolf in her Soul is very unique in that it had two separate "new" release dates. It was the last book of mine released by Samhain Publishing before they closed their doors and was only available for a week. So when Entangled Publishing signed me, they decided to edit it again and launch it anew. The two versions of the books are mostly the same, but there have been some cuts in the newer version to make it a bit tighter.

Wolf in her Soul     
Salvation Pack, Book 8
Detective Reece Gallagher has spent the last decade working as a cop in Chicago so he can search for her—the red-haired woman who haunts his dreams. He’s just about ready to give up and go home to Salvation, North Carolina, when he finally finds her. But she’s the assault victim on a case he’s working on, and there’s a full-blooded werewolf who wants her dead. He needs to keep her safe and convince her she’s his mate.

Hannah Burdette has a secret she’s never told anyone. But there is someone who knows who—or rather, what—she is. There’s a stalker after her who plans to rid the world of her “impure” blood. When the cop she meets turns out to be a werewolf and claims she doesn’t have to be alone anymore, she’s wary. But where better to hide from a bloodthirsty hunter than in the middle of North Carolina with the security of a pack surrounding her?

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Monday, October 29, 2018

I'm talking Halloween Movies Over at Delilah Devlin's Blog

Want to know my Top 5 Movies for Halloween? Drop on over to DELILAH DEVLIN'S BLOG and find out.


Halloween Countdown Day 29--Wolf in his Heart

Wolf in his Heart
Salvation Pack, Book 7

Half-breed werewolf Sage Gallagher can’t shift, but he’s a member of the Salvation Pack and a wolf where it counts. When he finds who he thinks is a lost hiker while camping in the Great Smoky Mountains, he’s surprised to find she’s a full-blooded wolf who ignites in him the instinct to take her home to where he and his pack can protect her, no matter how skeptical and untrusting she is of his offer.

After Rina rejects her parents’ choice for a mate, she’s exiled from her pack. That’s a dangerous position for any wolf to be in. Now she has a human hunter on her trail. Rina doesn’t trust easily, especially not half-breeds—who she was raised to fear and revile. But there’s something about Sage that calls to her. Soon Rina’s in more danger than ever—danger of losing her heart.

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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Halloween Countdown Day 28--Wolf on a Mission

Wolf on the Hunt was supposed to be the final Salvation Pack book, but I wasn't ready to let this pack go just yet.

Wolf on a Mission
Salvation Pack, Book 6

Elias Gallagher is the guardian of his teenage nephews, and he knows the world’s not a safe place for a werewolf without pack—especially if they’re half-breeds, like the twin boys. He’s heard there’s an accepting pack in North Carolina, so that’s where he’s headed when he runs into the one person he’d given up hope of ever finding—his mate. Even more surprising than finding his mate, is realizing she’s human.

Sue Walsh is solely focused on taking care of her five-year-old son. With her ex fighting her for custody and local hunters making her life complicated, she doesn’t have time for an attraction to a ruggedly handsome stranger, especially one with a secret that is going to rock her world.

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Saturday, October 27, 2018

14 Years Ago Today...

October 27, 2004 my first book was published--Annabelle Lee. It was given a new cover by Ellora's Cave in 2012 and republished as Uncovering Annabelle by Beyond the Page in 2016.
14 years ago today my first book was published and it changed my life.
Thank you to all the publishers, editors, fellow writers, and readers for making it possible for me to make my living as a writer these past years. It's been a gift to me.
I'm hoping this continues for many years to come.
*I had to block part of the original cover to make sure I didn't get in trouble. :-) *

Halloween Countdown Day 27--Wolf on the Hunt

Wolf on the Hunt
Salvation Pack, Book 5

Gray Everson is sure she’s found the perfect quiet place to work on her paintings, until hunters start shooting up the forest around the cabin she rented and she finds a wounded wolf. But the animal she hides from the hunters is no regular wolf—he’s something Gray never imagined could be real.

Louis LaForge’s focus has always been on protecting his pack, but the instant attraction he feels to the artist who saves him changes everything. There’s something about Gray he can’t figure out—until he gets close enough to touch her. He knows pushing Gray too far, too fast is risky, but there are still hunters around, and his former pack is coming for him. There’s only one way to protect everyone he loves.

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Friday, October 26, 2018

Halloween Countdown Day 26--Wolf from the Past

Gator Rollins has a way about him. He made me fall in love with him with a wink and a smile. He loves to cook and seems very laid back, but beneath that veneer is a very deadly werewolf.

Wolf from the Past
Salvation Pack, Book 4

For years, everyone believed Sylvie LaForge Dubois was dead, and she worked hard to keep it that way. Now that her abusive, dangerous mate is dead, she’s come back to face everyone. But it’s harder than she thought it would be, especially when Gator Rollins watches her every move, making her uneasy and excited all at once. She never imagined she’d want another man, but her attraction to Gator is too strong to fight.

Before Gator had the chance to tell Sylvie how he felt about her, she was mated to someone else and then killed. Now she’s back, and there’s nothing he won’t do to protect her and get that second chance he never thought he’d have.

But Sylvie is in more danger than ever when her old pack learns she’s still alive And if they get to her, there’s no coming back from the dead twice.

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Thursday, October 25, 2018


To celebrating my 14th anniversary as a writer,  I’m giving away three prize packs.

FIRST PRIZE GIVEAWAY—Signed PRINT copy of Drakon Unchained, along with Drakon Unchained magnet and sticker.
SECCOND PRIZE GIVEAWAY—A TOTEBAG, along with 5 Blood of the Drakon magnets

THIRD PRIZE GIVEAWAY—A TOTEBAG, along with 5 Blood of the Drakon magnets

To enter for a chance to win, just go to my FB Author Page and check out the pinned post at the top.
✦✦✦Winner will be announced on October 31st✦✦✦

Halloween Countdown Day 25--Wolf on the Run

Cole Blanchard is the strong, silent type who has no need to prove to anyone just how tough and dangerous he is. He has a very strong code of right and wrong and will do anything to protect his pack and those he cares about. He is one very special werewolf.

Wolf on the Run
Salvation Pack, Book 3

Cherise and her mother had to run from their pack when everyone realized Cherise couldn’t shift. Now her mother’s gone, murdered by the hunters after them, and Cherise is all alone and out of options. When the people she’s running from catch up to her in Salvation, North Carolina, she’s saved by the biggest, baddest werewolf she’s ever seen.

Disposing of the intruders on his pack’s land is easy for Cole, but convincing the skittish woman the trespassers were after that she’s safe is another story. He recognizes her as his mate right off, and he’ll protect her no matter what, even if it means risking everything to face her former pack.

Cherise never thought she’d find a wolf she could trust, but she’s never met a Salvation wolf before now, and her mate is not about to let anything come between them.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Interview With a Vampire

This interview with Damek was published several years ago, but since it is Halloween month,  I decided to share it once again. Enjoy!
Interview with a Vampire

By N.J. Walters

I sit quietly and stare out over the cavernous space, which is empty other than the two people working behind the long bar dominating one side of the room. With the music silent and the overhead lights on, it looks more like a warehouse than one of the most popular nightclubs in Chicago—Inhibitions. I’m thrilled that the owner of the club has agreed to see me. Just because Damek and I know one another doesn’t mean my welcome here is assured. He likes to keep to himself. Always has.
The surge of power hits me and jerks my head around. Dressed, as always, in a designer suit tailored to his lithe build, Damek strides toward me. His black, shoulder-length hair is smooth as silk and gleams in the light. The firm set of his lips bothers me and I wonder if he’ll even talk to me.

NJW: Thanks for seeing me.

He slides into the seat across from me and studies me with his dark, hypnotic eyes. I glance away.

DAMEK: You said you wished to interview me.

NJW: I’d like to ask you a few questions, to allow readers to get a better insight into you and the way you think.

DAMEK: Is that wise?

He raises one eyebrow and leans back nonchalantly against the back of the leather bench seat. Not for one second do I believe he’s relaxed. Beneath his suit, his muscles are coiled and ready to attack at a moment’s notice. I swallow hard.

NJW: I think so.

He inclines his head in a gracious nod, but I can sense his irritation. I’ve always been able to sense his moods.

DAMEK: Ask away.

I want to start with the question most asked by readers, but I hesitate, not sure how he’ll react. Still, I did promise to do this interview. I take a deep breath and plunge onward.

NJW: You’re good friends with Craig Lawton. A lot of readers wonder why you didn’t end up with him.

A deep chill fills the air around me at the first mention of Craig’s name and I wonder if I’ve gone too far. I know how protective he feels about that particular human. He frowns and then a slow smile momentarily crosses his lips, giving me the briefest glimpse of sharp, pearly fangs.

DAMEK: I’ve always found humans fascinating. After all, I used to be one. But it is hard to watch friends die out one by one as the centuries pass and it became easier to allow no one close. Craig is different, his mind agile, his loyalty unsurpassed. As for ending up with him…I am attracted to his mind, not his body. I much prefer females when it comes to sex.

Okay, so I navigated that particular minefield without having it explode. I decide it’s best to move on to the next question.

NJW: You’re a vampire, a species that usually keeps to itself. But you’re also friends with the Striker brothers and the Haven werewolf pack. How did you become friends with them?

Damek tilts his head to one side and studies me.

DAMEK: Such an inquisitive mind.

I shrug, unable to deny his claim.

NJW: If I weren’t, your story would never have been told.

DAMEK: True enough. The story is personal and not one I’m willing to get into, but let’s just say that times have changed in the past century. With the rise of technology, the paranormal bounty hunters have been able to mobilize better, which is not a good thing for either species. Joshua and Isaiah Striker passed along some information to me back in the nineteen nineties that was instrumental to my avoiding a pack of rabid vampire hunters. I owed them.

NJW: But it’s more than that.

DAMEK: It is. I find I like the damn troublesome werewolves. Plus, there is no denying their impeccable taste in women.

One corner of his mouth turns up in a smile and I can feel how much he likes the werewolves…and the women.

NJW: Yet, the wolves haven’t always extended trust to you.

I know I’ve hit a sore spot when his smile fades and his eyes tinge with red. I swallow hard and try to slow the racing of my heart.

DAMEK: Tread carefully.

NJW: Sorry, but it’s true. And it’s unfair.

I’m indignant on his behalf. Damek’s done nothing but protect and help the wolves, and when he needed their absolute trust, he didn’t get it, at least not from everyone. The red fades from his eyes and they warm slightly. I know that he’s read my thoughts and I feel my face heating under his regard.

DAMEK: Thank you.

NJW: You’re welcome.

I don’t want to push my luck and decide it’s time to wrap up this interview.

NJW: One final question. Your life has changed a lot in recent days. Are you planning on staying in Chicago or are you going to relocate anytime soon?

DAMEK: Much has changed, but I like this city. I enjoy the people who live here and have no plans to leave in the near future.

I note he doesn’t mention the Haven pack or Craig Lawton specifically. Nor does he mention Sonia Agostino, but I can see by the warning in his dark gaze that she is totally off limits for discussion. That’s okay by me. I want readers to delve into his book and discover that particular story for themselves.

NJW: Thanks for taking the time to talk with me.

DAMEK: My pleasure.

He rises, inclines his head in a courtly gesture and leaves me seated at the table. He stops at the bar momentarily before heading to his office.

My interview with Damek is done and I release a slow breath. As much as I love him, he’s not an easy man to be around. Not surprising considering he’s a one-thousand-year-old vampire. There is so much he could tell me about the history of the world. He’s lived it. But he keeps his thoughts to himself, self contained and powerful, a necessity that’s kept him alive as long as it has.

I look up as I sense someone approaching the table. One of the bartenders places a glass of red wine on the table in front of me. “Compliments of the boss,” she tells me before walking away. I pick up the glass and sip. The wine is fruity and full-bodied, with just a touch of something I can’t quite place…


NOTE: If you want to find out more, check out Damek’s Redemption by N.J. Walters, now available from Entangled Publishing.


Halloween Countdown Day 24--Wolf in her Bed

Wolf in her Bed
Salvation Pack, Book 2

Anny Conrad is a thirty-year-old single librarian, She knows she’s a bit of a cliché—she even has the two cats to prove it—so when Mr. Tall, Dark, and Dangerous asks her for a dance, she throws caution to the wind and indulges in what she’s sure will be one night of spectacular passion with a man as rugged and untamed as a hero in one of the books she loves she read.

Armand LaForge and his small pack are fighting for their lives against the vicious Louisiana pack they broke away from. If timing is everything, this is the worst possible time to meet his mate—especially a human mate. But now that he’s found her, he can’t let her go, even though dragging her into his world means she’s a target now, too.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Halloween Countdown Day 23--Wolf at the Door

My Salvation Pack series is one of my most popular. It all started with the premise, "What if a group of 5 strong werewolves broke away from their pack?" Then I had to ask myself why they would do such a thing and how such a group dynamic would work since a wolf pack is all about dominance.

Writing this series has been an incredible joy. I love them all so much.

Wolf at the Door
Salvation Pack, Book 1
Gwendolyn Jones is working on an article about werewolves, not that she believes they exist. But there are people out there who do, like the nervous man who slips her a flash drive with information he claims will prove to the world shifters are out there. Gwen starts questioning just what to believe when two very real werewolves come knocking on her cabin door later that night.                     

Someone has a flash drive with pictures that could endanger his pack, and alpha Jacque LaForge will do whatever it takes to destroy it. But the something deep inside him ignites when he knocks on the door of that “someone”. He didn’t think he’d find a mate, or that when he did, she’d be human. But now that he has found Gwen, he knows he has a fight on his hands to protect her from his former vengeful pack who are out to hurt him by any means necessary.

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Monday, October 22, 2018

My Top 5 Songs for Halloween

Want to know my Top 5 Halloween Songs? I'm sharing over at the SWEET 'N SEXY DIVAS BLOG. Be sure to stop by.

Halloween Countdown Day 22--Craig's Heart

I always assumed Damek's Redemption would be the final book in the Legacy series. Then one day, Craig Lawton tapped me on the shoulder one day and said, "What about me?" Turns out, there was one final story left to tell.

Craig’s Heart
Legacy, Book 7

This vampire’s heart is far from silent

Craig Lawton’s best friend is an ancient vampire and his two siblings are half werewolf, so he’s used to being the only human in the room. When he tries to help a new vampire in the throes of her transformation, he goes from “normal” to “paranormal”.

Left in an alley to become a monster like the one that attacked her, Evie Pelowski is confused, alone, and unable to control the strange bloodlust surging through her veins. When a Good Samaritan tries to help her, she’s does the unforgivable and turns him into a monster too.

They have a bond ignited by blood, but trust is hard won, even though Craig’s still determined to help her. But the vampire who turned Evie is out there, and both she and Craig have a new reality and future to face.

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

I'm over at the Decadent Divas' Blog

It's all about werewolf loving over at the Decadent Divas' Blog. Drop by and find out why I love werewolves.

Halloween Countdown Day 21--Damek's Redemption

Damek fascinated me from the moment he stepped onto the page. This enigmatic vampire is a somewhat reluctant friend to many of the werewolves in this series. I knew he had to have his own book.

Damek’s Redemption
Legacy, Book 6           

Reality bites.

Sonia Agostino comes from a family of Keepers, humans charged with helping paranormal creatures in the modern world. Her research into myths and legends has led her to Inhibitions, a nightclub in Chicago. She suspects the reclusive and enigmatic owner could be the one paranormal creature she has never met—a vampire—only he won’t agree to see her.

One look at Sonia, and Damek knows she’s a serious threat to the disciplined routine that keeps his bloodlust in check. She’s also unwittingly led vampire hunters far too close for comfort. But in spite of the dangers and the complications, Damek can’t refuse her.

Sonia finds her loyalties tested, and they’re both faced with choices that will change their lives forever.

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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Halloween Countdown Day 20--Finding Chrissten

Finding Chrissten
Legacy, Book 5

She’s been through hell, now he’ll show her heaven

Held in captivity for eighteen terrible months, Chrissten Lawton has a long recovery ahead of her. Rescued by the Haven pack, there’s one member in particular who refuses to leave her side, and who also awakens a part of her she thought she’d never get back.

From the moment Hank Brewer picks up Chrissten’s scent, he knows they’re true mates. No matter what is in their pasts, he’s determined to help her and prove she can trust him. He’s a half-breed, but he doesn’t do anything halfway.

But the shifter who claimed Chrissten against her will is on the loose, and he and his rogue pack won’t rest until they have Chrissten back in their clutches and have destroyed the Haven pack.

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Halloween Countdown Day 19--Quinn's Quest

Quinn’s Quest
Legacy, Book 4

They’re wrong for each other…perfectly wrong.

Bethany escapes a crazy doctor’s laboratory, but she’s unable to help Chrissten, the other woman kept captive there. How can she explain to the authorities that during the escape Chrissten shifted into a wolf, and she was kidnapped by the doctor in the first place because she might be part werewolf? Desperate for help and guilt-ridden for leaving Chrissten, her only hope is to find the woman’s twin brother.

Quinn has been searching for his missing sister without a single clue, until a phone call from a stranger rekindles his hope. Something sparks between Quinn and Bethany when they meet, but he doesn’t think he’ll be a good mate for anyone, let alone someone as gentle as Bethany. He’ll help her through the heat cycle she’s going into, but he can’t offer her a future. Of course, fate and biology might have other ideas…

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Halloween Countdown Day 18--Legacy Found

This is a very special book. It wasn't an easy one to write as it deals with some very dark subjects. James and Shelley are an example of resilience and the ability of the human heart to heal.

Legacy Found
Legacy, Book 3

She can’t outrun her past.

Shelley has been running from her past since she killed a man to escaped years of brutal captivity. There are bounty hunters on her trail and she’s all alone, a dangerous situation for a werewolf to be in. But for the first time in her life, she’s free to put the past behind her.
After a week of dealing with his late brother’s affairs, James Riley is feeling the pressure of his new responsibility as Wolf Creek pack alpha. He’s not too tired to notice his sexy waitress is a werewolf—and realize that she doesn’t seem recognize him as one of her own kind. When Shelly is fired, James offers to drive her to the next town, hoping he can convince her to come to his pack and explore what it means to be a shifter.

Shelly’s irresistibly drawn to James, but her past will not be denied...and her secrets demand a price paid in blood.

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