Monday, May 29, 2017

Movie Monday--Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales - Official Trailer



Today I saw Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. This is the perfect movie to kick off the summer movie season. It's everything I wanted it to be. Amazing action, plenty of laughs, a love story, and of course, Captain Jack at his best.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Blood of the Drakon Contest

THERE IS STILL TIME TO ENTER



To celebrate the release of Drakon's Prey, book 2 of my Blood of the Drakon series, Coffee Time Romance is hosting a contest for me for the month of May. I'm giving away a prize pack that included an adorable stuffed dragon as well as magnets and a keychain from my Blood of the Drakon series.


 
 
 
Here's another view so you can see the dragon better.
 

Friday, May 26, 2017

Weekend Book Club--The Black Lily by Juliette Cross

This week I read THE BLACK LILY by Juliette Cross. This really is the story of Cinderella as you've never heard it before.

Arabelle goes to the ball. Her plan? To kill the prince and start a revolution.

This is fairy tale retelling and vampire fiction with a twist.

(And for a very limited time, it's on sale. As of the time of posting, this book is 99-cents. Get it before the price goes back up.)

BLURB:

With the threat of the vampire monarchy becoming stronger every day, the Black Lily must take drastic measures. As the leader of the underground resistance, Arabelle concocts the perfect idea to gain the attention of the Glass Tower. Her plan? Attend the vampire prince’s blood ball and kill him. Fortunately for Prince Marius, her assassination goes awry, and Arabelle flees, leaving behind only her dagger.

Marius is desperate to find the woman whose kiss turned into attempted murder, hunting for the mysterious assassin he can’t push out of his mind. But what he uncovers could change the course of his life forever...


 
 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Blue Collar: Boys Behaving Badly Anthology

The BLUE COLLAR: Boys Behaving Badly anthology is coming June 13. This anthology is edited by Delilah Devlin and includes stories from wonderful authors like Elle James, Adele Downs, Delilah Devlin, Layla Chase, Mia Hopkins, and many more.

I'm thrilled to have a story in there as well. Pre-order the ebook for only 99-cents.


When it comes to love...Blue Collar is better!

It's time to set aside those sexy billionaires and enjoy stories about the everyday, even sexier bad boys you meet in real life. They may have dirty hands and wear tool belts and jeans instead of Rolex watches, but they're earthy alpha males unafraid to get down and dirty when face to face with a woman in need--whatever her need may be!

Just a few of the titillating stories inside...

Roadside Assistance by N.J. Walters—When a woman’s car breaks down, she gets a little "roadside assistance" from her ex... could this be their second chance at love?

In "Elevation" by Megan Mitcham, an always-in-control policewoman trapped in an elevator shaft gets a sexy rescue from the handsome repairman. A lonely woman drives a thousand miles to meet an oil field roughneck ready for a long night of laying pipe in Mia Hopkins' "We Drill Deep While Others Sleep". Jennifer Kacey shows the lengths to which an enterprising gal will go to get the owner of an oil change shop to check her fluids in "The Boss". And those are just a few of the sexy stories inside this collection about the everyday hero next door.

These are men who've built their powerful muscles from hard work rather than inside any gym, and they sure know how to use their hard-earned skills to pleasure a woman...

 

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Kate Hill--Grit

This week the Writer Wednesday feature is actually on Saturday. :) Please welcome Kate Hill, who is sharing the blurb and an excerpt from Grit, Fangs and Fists 2. ~NJ


Fangs and Fists 2: Grit

by Kate Hill

An erotic paranormal romance from Changeling Press.

Blurb:

Werewolf gladiator Grit faced his own mortality in the arena, only to be resurrected by a demon. Grit now lives a shadowy existence as one of the soulless, remembering only bits and pieces of his former life. Nonetheless, he recognizes evil and knows he must fight for the future of his young son, as well as the rest of the world.

Zari, a vampire warrior, helped Grit escape the tower where he had been imprisoned. She had feelings for Grit when they'd first met, but at the time he had been mated to another wolf. Now that he's on his own, they're free to explore their feelings as they fight side by side as part of the rebellion against the demons. In the midst of war, their love grows, but danger is everywhere.

Haylen, the demon who resurrected Grit, offers a bargain that may save or destroy the rebellion. Whatever the outcome, Zari and Grit intend to face it together and explore the once forbidden passion between them.

Excerpt:

A moment later, Grit stood behind her--so close that his body shielded her from the cutting wind.

"I've offended you," he said.

"No." She turned and glanced at him with a half smile. "It takes a lot to offend me."

He stared into her dark, fathomless eyes and experienced unfamiliar sensations, though welcome ones. His heartbeat quickened and a heady feeling--almost like when he'd first awakened--nearly overcame him.

"Is something wrong?" she asked.

He shook his head and lifted a hand to her cheek, though he dared not touch her flesh. She was a living woman, one with a soul. He knew that many humans, ignorant of magical species, believed vampires and even werewolves lacked souls, but that wasn't true. Grit had a soul once and lately he had a spark of hope that he would one day reclaim it.

His hand still hovered close to her face. He was about to lower it when she leaned her cheek into his palm. Drawing a deep breath, Grit ever so gently caressed her smooth skin, careful to avoid scratching her with his steel claws.

"You're beautiful," he said.

"And I think you're a little lonely." She reached up and took his hand.

"I don't expect you to want me."

"I never--"

"I'm tainted. Used. "

"Join the club. No one is perfect."

"But I'm the only among you who is soulless."


About Kate
 
Always a fan of romance and the paranormal, Kate Hill started writing over twenty years ago for pleasure. Her first story, a short erotic vampire tale, was accepted for publication in 1996. Since then she has sold over one hundred short stories, novellas and novels.

When she's not working on her books, Kate enjoys reading, working out, spending time with her family and pets and running the Compelling Beasts Blog, dedicated to antagonists, antiheroes and paranormal creatures. She also writes under the name Saloni Quinby.

Links:

http://www.kate-hill.com/blog

http://www.kate-hill.com/compellingbeastsblog

https://www.amazon.com/Kate-Hill/e/B002BLS7OW/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1485103167&sr=1-2-ent





 
 

Friday, May 19, 2017

Weekend Book Club--Ghost of a Machine by Cynthia Sax and Wilful Desire by Victoria Barbour

I've read two very different books this past week. The first one is GHOST OF A MACHINE by Cynthia Sax. If you enjoy smokin' hot cyborgs then this is a series for you. Often dark, always raw, Sax always delivers an emotional story.

BLURB:

Fragile. Stubborn. His.

Ghost, a C Model cyborg, has disconnected his machine from his human side. Severely damaged, he knows two things—the curvy human female on his ship belongs to him and he must keep her safe. He’ll stop at nothing to protect her, claim her, make her his.

Primitive. Damaged. Hers.

Lethe has seen the savage side of beings. The courageous Rebel captain has never met a male like Ghost. Overpoweringly dominant, he appeals to her on a primal level, filling her mind with thoughts of sweet surrender, hard kisses, and body-heating encounters against the warship’s walls.

They are two broken beings, one determined to protect, the other intent on flying into danger. Can love heal them both before they face their common enemy?

Ghost Of A Machine is Book 9 in the Cyborg Sizzle series and is a STAND-ALONE story.

It is also a BBW Cyborg SciFi Romance.


The second book I read was WILFUL DESIRE by Victoria Barbour. A wonderful, emotional, and very contemporary story about two people whose life choices have made it difficult, if not impossible for them to be together. Sometimes love might just not be enough.

BLURB:

Will Walsh is a terrific sailor. And a terrible ex. Just ask Mae Mercer, the woman he left behind when a too-good-to-refuse promotion to the elite ranks of the Navy came on the eve of their wedding.

Will might be a force of nature when he’s hunting down pirates and drug dealers, but that’s nothing compared to the way he capsizes Mae’s world when he returns home to Heart’s Ease. On a mission to reclaim her heart, he knows that failure isn’t an option. But this time, he might have to concede defeat: the only thing stronger than his desire to claim her is Mae’s desire to preserve her freedom.

Can Mae resist the temptation to jump into this very able-bodied seaman’s open arms? Or will his wilful desire win out?

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Throwback Thursday--My Dangerous Pleasure by Carolyn Jewel

MY DANGEROUS PLEASURE by Carolyn Jewel is book 4 of her My Immortals series. And while I love the entire series, I do have a soft spot for Iskander. If you enjoy a great paranormal series, why don't you check out My Wicked Enemy, book one of the series.

BLURB:

She’ll give into a demon's protection… and his passion.

Paisley Nichols knows how to take care of herself, but when an insane mage nearly kills her and looks to finish the job, the only person she can trust is her sexy, uninhibited landlord who just happens to be a demon.

Demon assassin Iskander has been burned by betrayal. He keeps humans at a distance, except for nights he spends swept up in carnal pleasure. When Iskander is ordered to keep “the human woman alive”, it turns out his tenant is everything he’s ever wanted in a partner, in bed and out.

As Paisley develops magical abilities that can save Iskander’s kind from unimaginable suffering, the pair must face off the bloodthirsty mage and come to terms with their growing, undeniable passion.

My Dangerous Pleasure is the fourth book in the My Immortals saga, a series of paranormal romance books set in a world of demons, magic, and a wide swath of moral grey area. If you like steamy romances, conniving villains, and explosive chemistry, then you’ll love Carolyn Jewel’s sizzling paranormal adventure.