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Sweetest Seduction Release Day

Sweetest Seduction Cover

I’m so excited to introduce this new book to you! Sweetest Seduction is a novella set around Valentine’s Day. I had a lot of fun writing this book, thinking about what kind of date Keith would have to plan to get through Val’s thick skull that they would be great together. In fact, it’s the first time I ever went on an activity specifically for research on a book, and deducted the cost from my taxes. I felt so official! Many, many years ago I went on a horseback ride over the Hollywood hills, and I decided that was the perfect end to the marathon date that Keith takes Valerie on for. But, of course, it had been a while, so I grabbed my friend and made the trip. I, er, didn’t discuss with her the plans that Keith had for Val during the ride, so she may be a bit surprised by that section when she reads the book (let’s just say it involves a battery operated toy).

It’s also the first time I tried writing something for a holiday. I definitely feel that this book has a sweeter vibe than my others, because apparently I just have a sweet spot for this holiday. Who knew?! It’s not like I’ve ever had any particularly phenomenal Valentine’s Day dates or experiences, but I still melt over the idea of the right guy handing over a single rose (or more, I’m not picky!!), and that’s how Sweetest Seduction came to be.
Valentine's Day blog hop
If you’re the contest type, there will be three ways to win Sweetest Seduction in the next few days, including one here. I’ve joined the Valentine’s Day Blog Hop, which runs the 11th through the 14th. I’ll be giving away an ebook copy of Sweetest Seduction, of course, as well as a necklace. So check back here tomorrow and I’ll give you the details for my contest, plus a couple of others.

Happy reading!!

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New Cover!

Sweetest Seduction has a cover! Blurb, excerpt and release date still to come.

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Sweetest Seduction – Coming Soon(ish)!

I’m excited to announce that my Valentine’s Day story, Sweetest Seduction, has been accepted by Ellora’s Cave. This is my first attempt to write a holiday specific story. It’s also shorter than my other books, with most of the book taking place in one day. One hella-fun filled day, of course! I don’t have any official blurbage yet, but here’s a general idea.

Val’s known Keith for a while. She’s his accountant. And if she dreams about his body pressed into hers instead of his finances, well, there’s no need to let him in on that fact. The hunky photographer spends his days with beautiful models, there’s absolutely no way she’s going to compete with that. Even if he has been throwing hints her way.

Keith is fed up with trying to sweet talk his accountant into going out with him. It’s Valentine’s Day, and knowing Val, she doesn’t have any plans beyond putting in a full day’s work. No more asking nicely, he’s just going to plan the date and pull her along until she gets with the program. He’s sure once she sees he can give her a proper date, she’ll see that he might just be the man for her.

I’ll be sure to keep you updated on what happens with Sweetest Seduction, as well as post an excerpt! Also, I know this isn’t the story I’ve mentioned working on (I’m such a pain in the ass, I know). But I hope to have news on the contemporary with menage, soon(ish). 😛

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Keeping Claire

Keeping Claire cover Yay, it’s release day! I love release day, every single time.

I’m so excited that Keeping Claire is finally coming out. This is the first book that I shared so much of in excerpts, especially with Excerpt Monday, before it was even finished, plus talking about it on the blog, so it’s the first book that I really had people waiting for. It makes me kinda nervous, but in a good way. 😛

So, Claire. Claire was also the first book I wrote that kept turning on me, which I found confusing. I mean, aren’t these characters supposed to do what I want them to do? I started out thinking it was going to be a menage, and it took me a little while to figure out that just wasn’t happening. I still have some scenes that I really liked but couldn’t go anywhere because it turned out that Claire and Ryan aren’t the sharing type, no matter how much I wanted them to play with Jacob. Maybe I’ll put up some deleted scenes, one of these days, although I can’t help but think they’d be confusing and misleading to people who haven’t read the book. I don’t know, what do you guys think? Do you like outtakes?

Claire was such a strong voice in my head, I actually started writing the book in first person, with only her perspective. It took me a couple of chapters to stall out and realize that she was trying to keep me from Ryan, lol. Like I said, she’s not much for sharing. Once I gave Ryan his chance, he charmed me and found his place in the story.

I should mention that this book isn’t kinky. Erotic, yes. Kinky, no. Unlike Perfect Formation and Bound by Sunlight, I told my mother and my aunt that they could read Keeping Claire. So far, I’ve only let them read Alpha Turned. So, you know, that’s some added pressure, knowing that they’ll be reading it, but they love me, so even if they hate it, they’ll forget to tell me.

I hope those of you who’ve been waiting for this story love it as much as I do. And, of course, those of you who’ve never heard of it, too. 😀

I thought you might also like a quick update on what I’m working on. I think it’s been a while since I did that. In what really is mostly coincidence, though of course part of it is simple timing, I’m working on stories that are set in the same worlds as my first book, Perfect Formation, and my second, Alpha Turned. I didn’t exactly plan it that way, but there you go. And who knows, something else might jump up and steal me away, but that’s where I am right now. The first already has some cameos with Taryn, Richard and Caleb. Emma, the heroine in this story, works at Taryn’s coffee shop. It will be a contemporary, and will probably have a menage element, but will not be a relationship threesome, like Perfect Formation. Unless things take a dramatically unexpected turn, which is theoretically possible. The second story I’m working on is set in the werewolf world of Alpha Turned. The hero, Adam, was mentioned briefly in that book as the teacher who was attacked by the bad guys and escaped, before the heroine was turned. Adam will be visiting Hillary and Zach’s pack, and I’m looking forward to seeing how that works out.

And, I should really get back to work on those. So, adios, and happy reading!

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Keeping Claire is a go!

I’m very excited to announce that Keeping Claire has been accepted at Ellora’s Cave. You guys have already seen excerpts for this book, so there’s not much to say, other than I can’t wait to tackle the edits on it and get back to visiting with Ryan and Claire. Here’s the description I gave my editor:

When the owners of the company Claire works for march her into their office, she knows that trouble has found her. Again. Having Ryan’s hands on her, after dreaming about him for months, isn’t quite as satisfying as she’d imagined when it comes in the form of a pat-down and a lot of suspicion. Not that they don’t have a right to be suspicious – the only thing she answered truthfully on her job application was gender. But she’s not there to steal or spy on the company, and if she doesn’t get away quickly, the crap that’s following her is going to unload on all of them.

Like squeezing blood from a turnip, Ryan and Jacob finally manage to pull some details out of Claire. She’s on the run from her lunatic family, and after five years, is nearing the end of her rope. Good thing she’s stumbled across two Fae warriors who are experts in security. Except, even once they convince her that they’re magical beings, she remains unimpressed and wants to run, to once again become a new person living a half-life, in a desperate attempt to keep those around her safe. Ryan knows she’s scared, but now that he’s gotten a taste for her, he’s not willing to let her race out of his life. Fighting demons is easier than keeping hold of Claire – but not nearly as satisfying.

I’ll keep you updated as I get the cover, official blurb, and release date! Woot!!

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Release Day!

Today’s the day! I’m so excited (can you tell? lol). I loved writing this book. It came to me and wouldn’t let go, which was exactly what I needed at the time. I’d been working on Keeping Claire but had trouble with the direction I wanted to go in. Or rather, Claire wanted to go in. I stopped and started and restarted just short of a million times. Also, I was driving myself crazy with trying to do things the way I thought they should be done. Not that anyone was telling me that, just that I was trying to be more organized and do everything the smart way. I finally told myself to shut it, but it took a while for me to listen. See, Mom, I don’t listen to myself any better than I listen to you! Actually, at this age, I probably listen better to you than to myself.

Wait, what was I talking about? Oh, yeah, poor Claire. Anyway, I got the idea for a woman who sneaks into a Dom’s room, wearing her pajamas. Don’t ask me why, this is how my brain works. I had to figure out why. Turns out, she had a pretty good reason. So Kyriana came into being, but she needed just the right guy. Luckily for me, er, I mean her, Connul is the kind of Dom who knows exactly how to take care of a woman, and once she becomes his woman, stand back!

The book is set in a world exactly like ours, except that magic exists. Mages are not terribly common, but neither are they a secret. Like anyone else, they come in all shapes and sizes, and fill the spectrum between good and evil. I tried to come up with some names that would show the slight otherness of the world, without being too wacky. Kyriana’s name actually came from a character in my very brief college foray into roll-playing games. I think the original Kyr was an elf, but this one is just a human caught up in a situation that she has no weapons to fight against. Until she finds Connul. Connul’s brother Dain, and sister Sasha, make an appearance, and I might as well tell you now that I liked them a lot so I wouldn’t be too surprised if they start clamoring for their own stories soon. We’ll see how that goes!

So, I’m going to shut up now, and go buy a copy of Bound by Sunlight, because I’m just dorky enough to do that. I can’t help myself, I’ve loved buying books at Ellora’s Cave for a long time now, and this one has my name on the cover! That just never gets old. 😀

Don’t forget that I’m giving away a copy at both Christine D’Abo’s blog and The Blackraven’s Erotic Cafe!

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It’s Almost Time!

So close! Bound by Sunlight will be out tomorrow, and I’m so excited to share it with you. But more on that tomorrow. Today, I have a contest link. Fellow Ellora’s Cave author Christine D’Abo is celebrating her tenth EC release on May 21st, by inviting 10 EC authors (+1 to grow on! ) to share their stories and give away lots of prizes, on her blog. She was kind enough to put me down for tomorrow, so I’ll be giving away a copy of Bound by Sunlight on release day. Be sure to check that out tomorrow, but don’t forget to head over today, and the next ten days for lots more great stories and prizes.

Here’s the schedule:

May 11 – Jennifer Leeland

May 12 – KB Alan

May 13 – Amy Ruttan

May 14 – Aileen Fish

May 15 – JK Coi

May 16 – Rhian Cahill

May 17 – Emma Petersen

May 18 – Nina Pierce

May 19 – Lissa Matthews

May 20 – Tory Richards

May 21 – Christine d’Abo

Good luck!

UPDATED: The Blackraven’s Erotic Cafe has an interview with me up, and they’ll be giving away a copy of Bound by Sunlight.

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Bound by Sunlight now has a release date, a blurb and an excerpt! See the book page here, or the Ellora’s Cave coming soon page, here.

Yay, I’m so excited for this release!

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I think this is the first time I got my cover before my blurb 😛
What do y’all think? I like it!

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I’m very excited to announce that Bound by Sunlight has been accepted by Ellora’s Cave! It’s a BDSM paranormal. I’ve mentioned it a couple of times on the blog, and am thrilled it’s going to be published. This is the story that got me back to writing when I’d gotten a bit stuck in the head. Er, you know what I mean. I wasn’t even sure I’d ever send it out to anyone, I just wanted to get back to writing and get these characters down on paper. I really fell in love with the characters and their story, and was so happy with how it turned out. Of course, that didn’t make me less nervous about submitting it, but there ya go.

It’s set in a world that is basically the same as ours, except there are mages – those born with the natural ability to work magic. The hero, Connul, is a mage, but also a BDSM Master. An expert at wielding a whip, a paddle, or his bare hand. Whatever it takes to send his partner into ecstasy, which is how he draws in power. And conveniently (lol) is just what the heroine, Kyriana needs. She’s trying to get away from her boss, an evil mage who’s set his attentions on Connul, and has put a spell on her. She needs Connul to help her break the spell, and the fact that it’s best done while naked is just a bonus. 😀

I’ll get a real blurb written one of these days and put it up. Also, I’m going to post something from BbS for Excerpt Monday next week.

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