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...



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.


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.


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.



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.


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.


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.


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.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Back from the Dead

Back from the Dead! I'm discussing vampires and the rerelease of my Dalakis Passion vampire series over at DELILAH DEVLIN'S BLOG. Be sure to stop by!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Weekend Book Club--'Til Death Do Us Part by Amanda Quick

This past week I read 'TIL DEATH US DO PART by Amanda Quick.

I'm a huge fan of Jayne Ann Krentz books under all her pen names, including Amanda Quick, Jayne Castle, Amanda Glass, Jayne Bentley, and Stephanie James.

I love the mystery, intrigue, and of course, the relationship between the hero and heroine in this book. The author always pens independent, feisty heroines.


Calista Langley operates an exclusive “introduction” agency in Victorian London, catering to respectable ladies and gentlemen who find themselves alone in the world. But now, a dangerously obsessed individual has begun sending her trinkets and gifts suitable only for those in deepest mourning—a black mirror, a funeral wreath, a ring set with black jet stone. Each is engraved with her initials.

Desperate for help and fearing that the police will be of no assistance, Calista turns to Trent Hastings, a reclusive author of popular crime novels. Believing that Calista may be taking advantage of his lonely sister, who has become one of her clients, Trent doesn’t trust her. Scarred by his past, he’s learned to keep his emotions at bay, even as an instant attraction threatens his resolve.

But as Trent and Calista comb through files of rejected clients in hopes of identifying her tormentor, it becomes clear that the danger may be coming from Calista’s own secret past—and that only her death will satisfy the stalker…

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Fresh Fiction reviews Drakon's Prey


"Author N.J. Walters gives her readers a new look at dragons in her Blood of the Drakon's series and it is filled with everything paranormal and romance readers want and more. DRAKON'S PREY has sexy dragon shifters (I will leave the explanation of Dragon vs. Drakon to the book), a heroine who is gutsy and determined, sweet and steamy romance, and love (though the men would probably deny it) that includes family, what more could you ask for? Maybe a couple more books by this author." ~Annetta Sweetko

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Writer Wednesday--Heather Long

This week, I'm featuring fellow Entangled author Heather Long and her latest book, When Danger Bites.

When Danger Bites

Buttoned-up Corporal Kaitlyn Amador is dangerous on every level. As a human, she poses a threat to Marine Captain Jax Raymond’s special Force Recon unit. Though the team has a reputation among the other recon units, only their commanding officer knows their secret. As a woman, the danger posed is entirely different. Jax can survive the temptation for only so long before his wolf takes over and pursues what it wants.

Military intelligence specialist Corporal Kaitlyn Amador is the first woman in the Marines to be assigned to a recon team. And everyone’s watching her. Her mission? Not only prove herself worthy of her place in the group, but uncover the mystery of why Bravo Team is so successful. A mission that gets more difficult every time she’s near Jax...

About Heather Long:
USA Today best-selling author, Heather Long, likes long walks in the park, science fiction, superheroes, Marines, and men who aren’t douche bags. Her books are filled with heroes and heroines tangled in romance as hot as Texas summertime. From paranormal historical westerns to contemporary military romance, Heather might switch genres, but one thing is true in all of her stories—her characters drive the books. When she’s not wrangling her menagerie of animals, she devotes her time to family and friends she considers family. She believes if you like your heroes so real you could lick the grit off their chest, and your heroines so likable, you’re sure you’ve been friends with women just like them, you’ll enjoy her worlds as much as she does.

Monday, May 08, 2017

Lucian's Delight is back!

LUCIAN’S DELIGHT is available once again. I'm so glad that the Dalakis Passion vampire series is being released once again.

Book Two in the sizzling Dalakis Passion vampire romance series!

Fans of steamy romance will love this novel by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author N. J. Walters!

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.

Lucian is a creature of the dark and must endure the same curse as all Dalakis men: they love only once in their lives, and may search for all eternity without ever finding their mate. When Delight shows up unexpectedly in Lucian’s life, he knows immediately that he has found his one true love. But her life is still in danger from the same vicious attackers, and he will do everything in his power to protect her, even as he uses every one of his seductive powers to keep her close.

As Delight surrenders to the searing passion that erupts every time they’re together, she’s also torn by the fearful prospect of giving herself fully to a vampire—even as Lucian secretly knows that the one woman who could complete him and be his for all time also has the power to destroy him…

This is a revised edition of a previous published book.


Friday, May 05, 2017

Weekend Book Club--Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas

This past week, I read DEVIL IN SPRING, book 3 of The Ravenels, by Lisa Kleypas. Pandora is a different sort of female. All she wants is to be left alone so she can get on with the business of creating her new board games. The last thing she's thinking about is marriage. But Pandora also gets herself into trouble...a lot. This time trouble comes in the form of Gabriel, Lord St. Vincent.

I love this series. In fact, Marrying Winterborne, book 2 of the series, was my favorite historical romance of 2016. If you haven't tried this author before, I highly recommend her.


New York Times bestselling author LISA KLEYPAS delivers the unforgettable tale of a strong-willed beauty who encounters her match in one of London’s most notorious—yet irresistible—rakes . . .

An eccentric wallflower  . . .

Most debutantes dream of finding a husband. Lady Pandora Ravenel has different plans. The ambitious young beauty would much rather stay at home and plot out her new board game business than take part in the London Season. But one night at a glittering society ball, she’s ensnared in a scandal with a wickedly handsome stranger.

A cynical rake  . . .

After years of evading marital traps with ease, Gabriel, Lord St. Vincent, has finally been caught by a rebellious girl who couldn’t be less suitable. In fact, she wants nothing to do with him. But Gabriel finds the high-spirited Pandora irresistible. He’ll do whatever it takes to possess her, even if their marriage of convenience turns out to be the devil’s own bargain.

A perilous plot  . . .

After succumbing to Gabriel’s skilled and sensuous persuasion, Pandora agrees to become his bride. But soon she discovers that her entrepreneurial endeavors have accidentally involved her in a dangerous conspiracy—and only her husband can keep her safe. As Gabriel protects her from their unknown adversaries, they realize their devil’s bargain may just turn out to be a match made in heaven . . .

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Coffee Time Romance Contest

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, April 28, 2017

4.5 Stars for Drakon's Prey

Cori at READING IN PAJAMAS has given Drakon's Prey a 4.5 star review.

"I love dragons and if you’re a dragon fan I highly recommend this series! {...} N. J. Walter’s new world of dragons and knights, set in present day, gives readers a new and unique paranormal world to get swept up in. I’m loving this series and I can’t wait for the next book!"

Read entire review at READING IN PAJAMAS.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Introverts Unite!

I'm an introvert and so is the hero from Drakon's Prey, the latest book in the Blood of the Drakon series. Head on over to The Romance Studio Blog to find out more.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Two Interviews with Tarrant from Drakon's Prey

The secretive Tarrant, the hero from Drakon's Prey, has allowed himself to be interviewed. Not one, but twice!

Check out the first interview at THE ROMANCE LIVES FOREVER BLOG.

And if you want to know more about Tarrant, stop by the  COMPELLING BEASTS BLOG and read his interview.

Monday, April 24, 2017

New Release Spotlight and Giveaway!

Be sure to stop by EskieMama and Dragon Lady Reads blog to check out my new release spotlight and enter to win a Drakon magnet and keychain.

USA Today HEA Blog

Be sure to check out my interview with the Happily Ever After blog over at I was thrilled to be interviewed by Joyce Lamb for the blog and to be asked about Drakon's Prey, my latest book in the Blood of the Drakon series.

Drakon's Prey is now Available!

Drakon's Prey is available today from Entangled Publishing and other ebook retailers. I hope you enjoy book 2 of my Blood of the Drakon series. ~NJ
Drakon’s Prey
Blood of the Drakon, Book 2

Valeriya Azarov turned her back on the family business to write and illustrate children’s books. But with a sister who leads the Knights of the Dragon, it’s impossible to get away from the secret society whose mission is to destroy and enslave dragons. When information falls into her hands along with the opportunity to save at least one of the ancient creatures, she can’t turn away any longer.

When a woman moves into the cabin above Tarrant Cooper’s secret underground lair, he’s both suspicious and intrigued. He hasn’t lasted four thousand years being careless, so when he suspects her of being a part of the Knights, the plan is to kidnap her and find out how much the organization knows about him and his brothers.

He’s drawn to Valeriya, but trusting her could get him killed. Even if she’s a pawn in the war between drakons and Knights, giving her his heart would mean forever.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Questions about my Release Schedule for 2017

I’ve been getting a lot of questions and emails concerning my Salvation Pack series and other Samhain books. As many of you know, Samhain Publishing closed at the end of February and all their books were pulled from sale.


But I have signed with Entangled Publishing to bring back my entire Samhain backlist, including the Jamesville series, Legacy series, Spells, Secrets and Seductions trilogy, Hades’ Carnival series, and of course, the Salvation Pack.


Here’s my Entangled Publishing release date schedule as of this moment.


Drakon’s Prey, book 2 Blood of the Drakon series—April 24th


Samhain backlistJune 8th (Entangled is doing a big release of all my Samhain backlist, except for Wolf in her Soul, which will get its own release date in August since it was only available for a week before it was pulled from sale.)


Drakon’s Plunder, book 3 Blood of the Drakon series—July 3rd


Wolf in her Soul, book 8 Salvation Pack—August 21st


Wolf of her Own, book 9 Salvation Pack—January , 2018


As well, Beyond the Page is rereleasing my Dalakis Passion vampire series (previously published with Ellora’s Cave). All five books in the series will be releasing between now and the end of the summer. Harker’s Journey, the novella that started the series, is already available for only 99-cents at most ebook retailers. Lucian’s Delight, book 2 in the series, will be here any day now. I’ll let you know when it’s out.


I also have a story in the upcoming Blue Collar: A Boys Behaving Badly Anthology due out on June 20th.


In the meantime, I’m working on another Salvation Pack book and more drakon books. J


And if you missed it, Coming Home, a sexy friends to lovers novella that was published in the Taming the Alpha box set, was released as a single title by Entangled Publishing earlier this year. Get it for only 99-cents at Amazon and other online ebook retailers.



Saturday, April 15, 2017

Happy Easter!

Wishing all of you a very safe and Happy Easter. I hope you enjoy the holiday weekend with family and friends. 

And I hope you all find some Peeps and chocolate bunnies in your Easter baskets. :)

Friday, April 14, 2017

Weekend Book Club--The Chosen by J.R. Ward

This past week, I read THE CHOSEN by J.R. Ward, the latest installment of her Black Dagger Brotherhood series.

This is an amazing series, but it hasn't been without controversy. Ward doesn't shy away from upsetting the balance of the world she's created. Some of the books in the series I love and have read again and again. Others I've read once and will never read again. But there is one thing I'll say about this's addictive.

Once again, Ward has woven a complex story, bringing a seemingly impossible resolution to an ongoing storyline, while hinting at stories yet to come. I can't wait for the next one.


A scorching forbidden love threatens to tear a rift through the Black Dagger Brotherhood in J. R. Ward’s newest novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series. 
Xcor, leader of the Band of Bastards, convicted of treason against the Blind King, is facing a brutal interrogation and torturous death at the hands of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Yet after a life marked by cruelty and evil deeds, he accepts his soldier’s fate, his sole regret the loss of a sacred female who was never his: the Chosen Layla.
Layla alone knows the truth that will save Xcor’s life. But revealing his sacrifice and his hidden heritage will expose them both and destroy everything Layla holds dear—even her role of mother to her precious young. Torn between love and loyalty, she must summon the courage to stand up against the only family she has for the only man she will ever love. Yet even if Xcor is somehow granted a reprieve, he and Layla would have to confront a graver challenge: bridging the chasm that divides their worlds without paving the way for a future of even greater war, desolation, and death.
As a dangerous old enemy returns to Caldwell, and the identity of a new deity is revealed, nothing is certain or safe in the world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, not even true love . . . or destinies that have long seemed set in stone.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Throwback Thursday Book Edition--Ransom by Julie Garwood

This week I'm rereading an old favorite--RANSOM by Julie Garwood. I have it in paperback, but downloaded the ebook because it was on sale. I adore Garwood's historical romances. They are full of history and intrigue and heroes and heroines you will come to love.

And as of the time I posted this, it was still on sale at the Kindle store for only $1.75. Well worth the price.


In the dark days after the death of Richard the Lionhearted, lives and lands would fall into upheaval at the hands of a power-hungry British ruler and his violent minions. One victim of the scourge is innocent Gillian, who is a mere child when the cruel and ambitious Baron Alford slaughters her father and tears her family apart. Alford, determined to recover a jeweled box for the despotic King John, is furious when the precious treasure slips through his fingers—only to be lost for more than a decade.

Now a beautiful young woman, Gillian finds the key to resolving her past in handsome Scottish chieftains Ramsey Sinclair and Brodick Buchanan. With the cunning and courage of the daring Scotsmen, and with the friendship of a new ally, Bridgid KirkConnell, Gillian at last fights the unscrupulous Baron Alford, laying claim to her home, her family, and her father's reputation. But in the presence of the mighty warrors, Gillian and Bridgid discover that desire can be a weapon of conquest, betrayal can slay trust in a heartbeat, and the greatest risk of all is to surrender to unexpected love.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Join me for the Spring Fling Date Wars

I'll be at the Spring Fling Date Wars tonight on Facebook,  Wednesday April 12th, from 7-8 EST. Hope you'll join me and other Entangled authors as we try to convince you that our hero is the best. Tarrant is counting on you. :)

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Drakon's Prey is up for Pre-order

Drakon's Prey is now up for pre-order.

Drakon’s Prey
Blood of the Drakon, Book 2

Valeriya Azarov turned her back on the family business to write and illustrate children’s books. But with a sister who leads the Knights of the Dragon, it’s impossible to get away from the secret society whose mission is to destroy and enslave dragons. When information falls into her hands along with the opportunity to save at least one of the ancient creatures, she can’t turn away any longer.

When a woman moves into the cabin above Tarrant Cooper’s secret underground lair, he’s both suspicious and intrigued. He hasn’t lasted four thousand years being careless, so when he suspects her of being a part of the Knights, the plan is to kidnap her and find out how much the organization knows about him and his brothers.

He’s drawn to Valeriya, but trusting her could get him killed. Even if she’s a pawn in the war between drakons and Knights, giving her his heart would mean forever.

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Friday, April 07, 2017

Weekend Book Club--Hard Justice by Lori Foster

This week I read HARD JUSTICE by Lori Foster, the next book in her Body Armor series, which features ex MMA fighters as bodyguards. Danger, action, emotion, and a strong hero who isn't afraid to do what is right. Who could ask for more in a contemporary romance.

Playing it safe has never felt so dangerous… 

Justice Wallington knows how to harness his strength and intimidating size—skills he put to good use first in the MMA cage and now as a bodyguard at the Body Armor agency. But no opponent has ever left him feeling as off balance as his new client, heiress Fallon Wade. Far from a spoiled princess, she's sweet and intriguingly innocent. It's a risk-free assignment, until he's required to fake a relationship with her in order to blend in. 

Sheltered from the world after a family tragedy, Fallon longs to experience life—going to bars, dancing, talking to strangers. Not easy with a huge, lethal-looking bodyguard shadowing her every move. Justice seems like her polar opposite, but pretending to be a couple stirs undeniable heat. And when danger strikes again, it's not just her safety in jeopardy, but a passion that's real, raw and absolutely against the rules…

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

What's Cooking

Find out what's cooking with me over at the Entangled in Romance Blog. It's a treat for one. :)


Also a reminder that DRAKON'S PROMISE, the first book in my new Blood of the Drakon series is still on sale for only 99-cents. It won't be that price for much longer, so if you want it, now is the time to buy.


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