Sunday, October 22, 2017

Eternal Brothers--Book Spotlight




Eternal Brothers, book 4 of the Dalakis Passion vampire series, is the DAWN'S READING NOOK BOOK SPOTLIGHT today. Be sure to stop by and check it out.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

5 Favorite Halloween Movies

Halloween is almost here and that means one thing--scary movies. Okay, not really scary. I don't do scary. 

Want to know 5 of my favorite Halloween movies?

Drop on over to the Decadent Diva's Blog to find out.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

GIVEAWAY

✦ETERNAL BROTHERS RELEASE GIVEAWAY✦

I am thrilled that Eternal Brothers is back! To celebrate, I’m giving away 3 signed books. The catch? I'm not telling you what books they are. (These are older books from a publisher now closed.)


To enter for a chance to win, just go to my FB Author Page and check out the pinned post at the top.

✦✦✦Winners will be announced on October 22nd✦✦✦
 

Eternal Brothers is back!


Eternal Brothers, book four of the Dalakis Passion vampire series, is now available. 

I absolutely love the new covers for this series.

When an anonymous late-night tip sends reporter Sophia Daring to the cemetery, she isn’t prepared for what she finds there—a grisly murder scene and the body of a woman completely drained of blood. Sophia’s never been scared off a story before, but this time all the clues point to one disturbing conclusion: this was the work of the mysterious and dangerous Dalakis brothers. And just as unsettling for the fiercely independent Sophia is the irresistible pull of the stranger also working the case, the sensually compelling Zane York.

A ex-cop, Zane has made it his personal mission to prove that the secretive Dalakis family are powerful vampires and ruthless killers. But when his investigation takes him to New Orleans and their latest victim, he begins to suspect that the Dalakis are being framed by an enemy as dark and mysterious as they are. And even as he struggles with his doubts about the family, there’s no doubt about his hungry response to the hauntingly beautiful Sophia. He knows he must make her his own, whatever the cost.

As the smoldering chemistry between Sophia and Zane ignites in a delirious haze of passion, they will find themselves immersed in the Dalakis family secrets and the trail of murder that leads to their door. And as their fears and suspicions war with an unquenchable desire, she and Zane will discover that a secret from the past may pose the deadliest threat yet . . .


This is a revised edition of a previous published book.


BUY LINKS:

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/752959
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/eternal-brothers-nj-walters/1019316301?ean=2940158767982
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/eternal-brothers-1

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Writer Wednesday

I'm part of a group called Upbeat Authors. As the name implies, it's a group of supportive authors trying to share some positivity on social media. Every week there is a new theme.

This week it is: Simple ways to show the important people in your life that you love them.

There are many ways you can do this, but I thought one of the most important ways was to simply spend time with that person. And when you're there, really be there. Turn off the phone, get off the social media, and give that person your undivided attention.

And when they talk, truly listen. That is a gift beyond price.

What ways do you show your loved ones you care?

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Teaser Tuesday--Stefan's Salvation



The beast inside him rumbled to life. Every heartbeat in the room pounded in his ears. He could hear the whoosh of their blood pumping through their veins. The sensation was hypnotic. He licked his lips, almost tasting the tang in his mouth.
 
He was hungry and they were sustenance.
 
Closing his eyes, he willed the beast back into submission. It wasn’t easy. Sweat trickled down the back of his neck. As the nights seemed to grow longer, it had gotten harder and harder to even have the will to fight his very nature. It would be so easy to take what he wanted with no consequences.

BUY LINKS:
 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Movie Monday--Halloween Edition



Dracula Untold staring Luke Evans is one of my new favorite vampire movies. I love how they take the Dracula legend and weave something new.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Weekend Book Club--Life of Lies by Sharon Sala

LIFE OF LIES is the latest book by Sharon Sala. This author is one of the best pure storytellers out there. She weaves complex tales that always leave me wanting more.

BLURB:

Fame, fortune…and a fatal obsession
Sahara Travis is used to being worshipped by adoring fans, but now someone is fixated on her in a dangerous way. After multiple attempts on her life, she reluctantly agrees to hire a security specialist for her protection, though the last thing she wants is some burly bodyguard invading her personal space.

Former army ranger Brendan McQueen's job is to keep the starlet safe and track down her would-be assassin. But when Sahara receives news that her estranged mother has been murdered and her father, the top suspect, is missing, Brendan quickly realizes this is much more serious than your average celebrity stalker.

With Brendan and her devoted assistant, Lucy, in tow, Sahara returns to her family estate in New Orleans to uncover the identity of her attempted killer before he can close in on his final target.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Eternal Brothers is up for Pre-order!


Eternal Brothers, book four of the Dalakis Passion vampire series, is up for pre-order! It will be released on October 18th. 

I absolutely love the new covers for this series.

When an anonymous late-night tip sends reporter Sophia Daring to the cemetery, she isn’t prepared for what she finds there—a grisly murder scene and the body of a woman completely drained of blood. Sophia’s never been scared off a story before, but this time all the clues point to one disturbing conclusion: this was the work of the mysterious and dangerous Dalakis brothers. And just as unsettling for the fiercely independent Sophia is the irresistible pull of the stranger also working the case, the sensually compelling Zane York.

A ex-cop, Zane has made it his personal mission to prove that the secretive Dalakis family are powerful vampires and ruthless killers. But when his investigation takes him to New Orleans and their latest victim, he begins to suspect that the Dalakis are being framed by an enemy as dark and mysterious as they are. And even as he struggles with his doubts about the family, there’s no doubt about his hungry response to the hauntingly beautiful Sophia. He knows he must make her his own, whatever the cost.

As the smoldering chemistry between Sophia and Zane ignites in a delirious haze of passion, they will find themselves immersed in the Dalakis family secrets and the trail of murder that leads to their door. And as their fears and suspicions war with an unquenchable desire, she and Zane will discover that a secret from the past may pose the deadliest threat yet . . .


This is a revised edition of a previous published book.


BUY LINKS:

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/752959
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/eternal-brothers-nj-walters/1019316301?ean=2940158767982
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/eternal-brothers-1

Monday, October 09, 2017

Movie Monday--Halloween Edition



The Crow, staring Brandon Lee, is not only one of my favorite movies to watch around Halloween every year, it's one of my absolute favorite movies of all time.

What movies do you like to watch during October?

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving Day!


I just want to wish all my Canadian friends a safe and happy Thanksgiving weekend. I hope you're all enjoying yourselves with great food, family and friends.

Friday, October 06, 2017

Weekend Book Club--When All the Girls Have Gone by Jayne Ann Krentz

This past week, I read WHEN ALL THE GIRLS HAVE GONE by Jayne Ann Krentz. (It waited for it to release in paperback.)

I love all her books. Krentz was one of the authors that helped me discover the world of category romance so many years ago. If you haven't read her, you need to.

BLURB:

Jayne Ann Krentz, the New York Times bestselling author of Secret Sisters, delivers a thrilling novel of the deceptions we hide behind, the passions we surrender to and the lengths we’ll go to for the truth…
When Charlotte Sawyer is unable to contact her stepsister, Jocelyn, to tell her that one of her closest friends was found dead, she discovers that Jocelyn has vanished. 

Beautiful, brilliant and reckless, Jocelyn has gone off the grid before, but never like this. In a desperate effort to find her, Charlotte joins forces with Max Cutler, a struggling PI who recently moved to Seattle after his previous career as a criminal profiler went down in flames—literally. Burned out, divorced and almost broke, Max needs the job.  

After surviving a near-fatal attack, Charlotte and Max turn to Jocelyn’s closest friends—women in a Seattle-based online investment club—for answers. But what they find is chilling…

When her uneasy alliance with Max turns into a full-blown affair, Charlotte has no choice but to trust him with her life. For the shadows of Jocelyn’s past are threatening to consume her—and anyone else who gets in their way…

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Contest from Juliette Cross


Want a chance to win an ARC of The White Lily by the fabulous Juliette Cross?

Be sure to check out her Rafflecopter giveaway.

https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/3a30b46119/

If you haven't already checked out her Vampire Blood series and are a paranormal romance reader, you are missing out.

Book 1 (The Black Lily) and book 2 (The Red Lily) are available now.

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Tuesday Teaser--Wolf in his Soul



It's #TeaserTuesday with Wolf in her Soul.

Most people wouldn’t believe in love at first sight. Attraction? Yes. Lust? Absolutely. But he was more than human. He was also a wolf, and he trusted his senses and instincts implicitly. Hannah filled the empty spot in his heart and soul. He didn’t care that she was a half-breed, but he knew his being able to shift and living in a pack might be a problem for her.






BUY LINKS:



 

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Welcome to October!


Once again, I am happy to be participating over at KATE HILL'S HALLOWEEN PAGE. This year the theme for the Halloween Page is “on a cold, dark night.”

Each author has been presented with the first half of a sentence that starts with “on a cold, dark night” and asked to complete it.

Be sure to stop by and CHECK OUT MY HALLOWEEN PAGE to find out my answer.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Banned Book Week!


September 24th to the 30th is Banned Book Week, an annual event celebrating the freedom to read.

Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers — in shared support of the freedom to seek and express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

(from ALA website http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks)


Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009 

1. Harry Potter (series), by J.K. Rowling
2. Alice series, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
3. The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier
4. And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson/Peter Parnell
5. Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
6. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
7. Scary Stories (series), by Alvin Schwartz
8. His Dark Materials (series), by Philip Pullman
9. ttyl; ttfn; l8r g8r (series), by Lauren Myracle
10. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
11. Fallen Angels, by Walter Dean Myers
12. It’s Perfectly Normal, by Robie Harris
13. Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey
14. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
15. The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
16. Forever, by Judy Blume
17. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
18. Go Ask Alice, by Anonymous
19. Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
20. King and King, by Linda de Haan
21. To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
22. Gossip Girl (series), by Cecily von Ziegesar
23. The Giver, by Lois Lowry
24. In the Night Kitchen, by Maurice Sendak
25. Killing Mr. Griffen, by Lois Duncan
26. Beloved, by Toni Morrison
27. My Brother Sam Is Dead, by James Lincoln Collier
28. Bridge To Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson
29. The Face on the Milk Carton, by Caroline B. Cooney
30. We All Fall Down, by Robert Cormier
31. What My Mother Doesn’t Know, by Sonya Sones
32. Bless Me, Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya
33. Snow Falling on Cedars, by David Guterson
34. The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things, by Carolyn Mackler
35. Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging, by Louise Rennison
36. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
37. It’s So Amazing, by Robie Harris
38. Arming America, by Michael Bellasiles
39. Kaffir Boy, by Mark Mathabane
40. Life is Funny, by E.R. Frank
41. Whale Talk, by Chris Crutcher
42. The Fighting Ground, by Avi
43. Blubber, by Judy Blume
44. Athletic Shorts, by Chris Crutcher
45. Crazy Lady, by Jane Leslie Conly
46. Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
47. The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby: The First Graphic Novel by George Beard and Harold Hutchins, the creators of Captain Underpants, by Dav Pilkey
48. Rainbow Boys, by Alex Sanchez
49. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, by Ken Kesey
50. The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
51. Daughters of Eve, by Lois Duncan
52. The Great Gilly Hopkins, by Katherine Paterson
53. You Hear Me?, by Betsy Franco
54. The Facts Speak for Themselves, by Brock Cole
55. Summer of My German Soldier, by Bette Green
56. When Dad Killed Mom, by Julius Lester
57. Blood and Chocolate, by Annette Curtis Klause
58. Fat Kid Rules the World, by K.L. Going
59. Olive’s Ocean, by Kevin Henkes
60. Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson
61. Draw Me A Star, by Eric Carle
62. The Stupids (series), by Harry Allard
63. The Terrorist, by Caroline B. Cooney
64. Mick Harte Was Here, by Barbara Park
65. The Things They Carried, by Tim O’Brien
66. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred Taylor
67. A Time to Kill, by John Grisham
68. Always Running, by Luis Rodriguez
69. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
70. Harris and Me, by Gary Paulsen
71. Junie B. Jones (series), by Barbara Park
72. Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison
73. What’s Happening to My Body Book, by Lynda Madaras
74. The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold
75. Anastasia (series), by Lois Lowry
76. A Prayer for Owen Meany, by John Irving
77. Crazy: A Novel, by Benjamin Lebert
78. The Joy of Gay Sex, by Dr. Charles Silverstein
79. The Upstairs Room, by Johanna Reiss
80. A Day No Pigs Would Die, by Robert Newton Peck
81. Black Boy, by Richard Wright
82. Deal With It!, by Esther Drill
83. Detour for Emmy, by Marilyn Reynolds
84. So Far From the Bamboo Grove, by Yoko Watkins
85. Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes, by Chris Crutcher
86. Cut, by Patricia McCormick
87. Tiger Eyes, by Judy Blume
88. The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood
89. Friday Night Lights, by H.G. Bissenger
90. A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeline L’Engle
91. Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George
92. The Boy Who Lost His Face, by Louis Sachar
93. Bumps in the Night, by Harry Allard
94. Goosebumps (series), by R.L. Stine
95. Shade’s Children, by Garth Nix
96. Grendel, by John Gardner
97. The House of the Spirits, by Isabel Allende
98. I Saw Esau, by Iona Opte
99. Are You There, God?  It’s Me, Margaret, by Judy Blume
100. America: A Novel, by E.R. Frank

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Writer Wednesday--Night's Caress by Mary Hughes

New this week!


Night’s Caress
The Ancients Series, book 1
by Mary Hughes

When artist Brie Lark left her vampire ex and her straitjacket of a hometown to breathe free in New York City, she promised herself two things: she’d never go back to Meiers Corner, and no more vampires. The last thing she expected—or wanted—was to be sent back home on an assignment. But her boss at the FBI needs her undercover on a murder case, working with a black-haired, black-eyed giant god of a man who’s her idea of perfection, except for one thing—he’s a vampire.

FBI Special Agent Seb Rikare is an ancient vampire hardened by loss. He’s cut all emotions to protect himself and leads a deliberately steady, almost sterile life. The brash young woman forced to pose as his lover irritates him, with her jangling bracelets and colorful hair. But as much as she irritates him, he finds himself drawn to her lively spirit and he’s tempted to make fantasy a reality.


Buy Links:
 
Entangled Publishing: https://entangledpublishing.com/night-s-caress.html
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074DZH8YK/
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/nights-caress-mary-hughes/1126893855?ean=9781640633360
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/nights-caress/id1265727902
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/night-s-caress

 

Monday, September 25, 2017

Wolf in her Soul is available TODAY!


Wolf in her Soul, the 8th book in the Salvation Pack series, is available today!

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?

Buy Links:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075DFB2QN/

 

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Weekend Book Club--Blade of Darkness by Dianne Duvall


BLADE OF DARKNESS is the 7th book in Dianne Duvall's Immortal Guardians series. This is a fantastic paranormal series. If you love kick-ass heroines, hot, sexy, paranormal heroes, lots of action, and plenty of originality, then you should give this series a try. Already looking forward to the next one.

BLURB:

Dana Pembroke has been able to glimpse the future of those she touches for as long as she can remember. But she never saw Aidan coming. When the tall, dark Celt with the charming ...grin yet world-weary eyes walks through her door, the future she sees for him is one full of violence, danger, deception... and passion. Because amidst the terrifying battles that unfold in her visions, she also sees herself in Aidan's arms and in his bed. Dana knows she should keep her distance, but the tender moments and laughter they share entice her even as she finds herself thrust into a world of vampires, immortals, and other preternatural beings.

Immortal Guardian Aidan O'Byrne has been hunting and slaying psychotic vampires for nearly three thousand years, so visions of bloody battles don't trouble him. The battles Dana foresees, however, show Aidan's brethren turning against him, so he can't help but feel alarmed. While he spends as much time as he can with Dana, struggling to decipher her dire predictions, Aidan finds himself utterly smitten. Hope rises that he has finally found a woman who can banish the darkness and loneliness that plague him. But when vampires begin targeting Dana and a powerful enemy spawns chaos, will fate grant them time to find happiness together?

Welcome to Fall!

Happy Fall Equinox!




Welcome to the first full day of Autumn! I love this time of year--the crisp air, the colorful leaves, apples, Thanksgiving, Halloween and so much more. Hope you enjoy the fall!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Weekend Book Club--Secrets in Death by J.D. Robb

SECRETS IN DEATH by J.D. Robb is the 45th book in her In Death series featuring kickass heroine Eve Dallas.

I don't know how Robb does it, but this series just keeps getting better. How good is it?  I recently went back and reread the entire series. Yes, all 44 books.

Blurb:

A new novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series: Lt. Eve Dallas must separate rumors from reality when a woman who traffics in other people’s secrets is silenced.

The chic Manhattan nightspot Du Vin is not the kind of place Eve Dallas would usually patronize, and it’s not the kind of bar where a lot of blood gets spilled. But that’s exactly what happens one cold February evening.

The mortally wounded woman is Larinda Mars, a self-described “social information reporter,” or as most people would call it, a professional gossip. As it turns out, she was keeping the most shocking stories quiet, for profitable use in her side business as a blackmailer. Setting her sights on rich, prominent marks, she’d find out what they most wanted to keep hidden and then bleed them dry. Now someone’s done the same to her, literally—with a knife to the brachial artery.

Eve didn’t like Larinda Mars. But she likes murder even less. To find justice for this victim, she’ll have to plunge into the dirty little secrets of all the people Larinda Mars victimized herself. But along the way, she may be exposed to some information she really didn’t want to know…


WHAT ARE YOU READING THIS WEEK?

Thursday, September 14, 2017

COVER REVEAL--ETERNAL BROTHERS

Check out the amazing new cover for Eternal Brothers, book 4 of the Dalakis Passion vampire series. Watch for it in mid-October, just in time for Halloween.



And if you haven't already checked them out, you can check out the first three books in the series: Harker's Journey, Lucian's Delight, and Stefan's Salvation.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Pre-order Wolf in her Soul


Wolf in her Soul, the 8th book in the Salvation Pack, series, is now up for pre-order. 

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?

Pre-order Links:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075DFB2QN/
 

 

Friday, September 08, 2017

Need a Little Kindness Giveaway

***NEED A LITTLE KINDNESS GIVEAWAY***
 
Its been a tough few weeks--earthquake, tsunami warning, hurricanes, drought, and wildfires. I decided I wanted to give away a prize just to share a little love.
 
 
So I'm giving away a tote bag, cute little stuffed dragon, and swag over on my Author Page. Stop by and check out the pinned post at the top.
 
 
 
 
**Open to USA and Canada. Drawing will take place on September 12th.
 
* This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Facebook. By entering you agree to completely release Facebook from all liability. You must be 18 years or older to participate. Void where prohibited.*