Friday, January 24, 2014

In Bed With Mr. Wrong

The blind date from hell is about to get hotter…

Brianne Nave is never doing her friends a favor again. When they begged her to go on a blind date, she didn’t expect someone so perfectly gorgeous. She’s a mousy librarian—totally not in this man’s league. And judging by his odd reaction when she opens the door, he knows it, too.

Air Force Pararescuer Ryan Flannery avoids his hometown at all costs. He’s not thrilled about the date until he’s shocked silent by the prickly little librarian’s sweet curves and kissable lips…and her smart mouth. But then an argument leads to a kiss that spirals out of control. How can two people have so little chemistry outside the bedroom when they fit together so perfectly in it?

When their friends strand them in a cabin to “work things out,” Bri’s not sure whether to kill him or put the industrial-sized box of condoms they find to use. Bottom line—Ryan’s career military and hates the tiny town she loves. He’ll leave, just like everyone else in her life. And if she’s foolish enough to give him her heart, he’ll take it with him.


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Katee Robert, learned to tell stories at her grandpa’s knee. Her favorites then were the rather epic adventures of The Three Bears, but at age twelve she discovered romance novels and never looked back.

Though she dabbled in writing, life got in the way—as it often does—and she spent a few years traveling, living in both Philadelphia and Germany. In between traveling and raising her two wee ones, she had the crazy idea that she’d like to write a book and try to get published.

Her first novel was an epic fantasy that, God willing, will never see the light of day. From there, she dabbled in YA and horror, before finally finding speculative romance. Because, really, who wouldn’t want to write entire books about the smoking-hot relationships between two people?

She now spends her time—when not lost in Far Reach worlds—playing imaginary games with her wee ones, writing, ogling men, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.

Hidden Destny Blog tour

North Jamenson has always held his wolf closer to the surface then others. He’s the quiet one, the one no one really knows about yet he holds the darkest secret. He’s watched his brothers find their mates and start families, and now it was his turn. He knows Lexi could be his and her son could be part of his family, but he doesn’t know if he’s ready to share the darkness that’s entwined with his soul.

Lexi Anderson is a mother, a sister, a latent wolf, and a new member of the Redwood Pack. She’s also holding secrets so close to her heart she’s not even sure she knows the truth anymore. When North takes another step closer to wanting to cement their bond, Lexi must come to grips with her past and what it means for her future. The Centrals’ war isn’t over yet and Lexi’s life is on the line as the paths they’ve chosen takes a drastic turn.

“Where is he?” Lexi said from behind him, and he spun around on his heel.
It looked as if she’d run straight to the triad’s home. She wasn’t breathless because she was a wolf and could run farther than she probably had if necessary, but the slight panicked look in her eyes made North want to bring her into his arms.
Fuck it.
He stalked toward her and gripped her chin, forcing her gaze to his. She let out a little gasp, and her eyes darkened. The pressure of his hand wasn’t gentle, but neither was it too hard. His wolf liked the fact that Lexi seemed to almost get off on the touch.
He shelved that thought for a later time.
“He’s fine,” he said, his voice gruff. “Hannah is Healing him now. Calm.” He’d lowered his face to hers and whispered that last part so not even the wolves in the room with the exceptional hearing could hear him.
 Lexi stiffened for just a moment at his order then relaxed into him as if her body needed his words to calm.
At least that’s what he’d like to think.
He honestly didn’t know her well enough to figure out what her actions meant.
At least not yet.
“You can let go now,” she said, her voice carefully devoid of emotion.

Author Bio (with links):                                                                                                                                        
USA Today Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan never thought she’d be a writer. Not really. No, she loved math and science and even went on to graduate school in chemistry. Yes, she read as a kid and devoured teen fiction and Harry Potter, but it wasn’t until someone handed her a romance book in her late teens that she realized that there was something out there just for her. When another author suggested she use the voices in her head for good and not evil, The Redwood Pack and all her other stories were born.
Carrie Ann is a bestselling author of over twenty novels and novellas and has so much more on her mind (and on her spreadsheets *grins*) that she isn’t planning on giving up her dream anytime soon.

Carrie Ann loves hearing from readers. Visit the links to the left to contact her.
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Friday, January 17, 2014

Hunted by Ruby Fielding

Interview with Ruby Fielding

Ruby Fielding is a widely-published author in multiple genres. She has worked with multinational publishers and indies, big movie companies and art-house independents, and regularly writes for national newspapers. Her most recent paranormal romance is Hunted, part of the Shifters’ World series (available at the introductory price of 99 cents at Amazon for a few days only).

Where do you find inspiration for your stories?
Everywhere: on the news, on TV, in books and magazines, but mainly in the world around me. I’m an inveterate people-watcher, sitting in my corner of a coffee shop and watching the world go by. I love those half-heard insights into other people’s lives, and I find other people endlessly fascinating (it’s only stalking if you follow them home).

When you're developing a story, what usually comes first: plot or characters?
Usually it’s a fragment, maybe an image of someone in a specific situation or a “what if?” From these, if an idea really has that spark, things progress quickly and I’m scribbling notes on my phone, a notepad or whatever else comes to hand. If the snippet is an encounter between two characters, my mind immediately starts to explore the characters, and I wonder how they got into this situation and where it will lead. With Hunted, the first spark was the image of a woman heading through the forest to fetch water. She was clearly living rough, a survivor... but a survivor of what? From there my mind made the, erm, obvious leap to this being a post-apocalypse world where viruses have changed people into shifters, save for a few brave survivors.

When you're writing, who is more in control, you or your characters?

I like to think of it as a collaboration! I definitely start off in control, although even as I give this answer I’m wondering if even that is true. As I said above, my stories come from fragments, and often these fragments feature a well-developed character, so it’s more a process of discovery than creation.

 So how do you get to know your characters, then?
As that initial spark grows into a ramshackle set of story notes, the key thing is the fleshing out of my lead characters. Part of that is a conscious process: I’m deliberately asking myself questions about these people I’ve just met in my head. What do they do for a living? Are they in a relationship? How do they interact with people? But a large part of it is subconscious: when I’m away doing other things suddenly my mind will be back in the thick of the developing story and I’ll have a new insight into the plot and characters.

The key thing is when I sit down to write, though. That’s when you realize you can never really know your characters until you meet them in person. It’s like online dating, or the difference between reading someone’s résumé and interviewing them for a job.

What do your friends and family think of your writing?
Mostly they’re very proud. They know how tough it can be to actually support yourself as a writer. They’re also intrigued. I write all kinds of things, under a variety of pen-names and much of my work involves ghost-writing books for mostly minor celebrities, all covered by non-disclosure agreements. It pays the bills and it sure does give me lots of material. But I do stick by those non-disclosure agreements so my friends and family don’t know what I spend most of my time actually writing. They probably think I write that Fifty Shades stuff or something...

Tell us about your latest release.
Hunted: a Shifters' World novella is my new book. It started off as a short story (published as Lone Wolf). The setting and the characters took a powerful hold on my imagination and pretty soon I’d written three more stories in the series. Rather than just collect the four stories together, I rewrote them into a single narrative, Hunted. It was important for me to do this extra work, as it gave me the opportunity to tighten the writing and expand on some parts, and to remove the inevitable repetition you need as each separate story reintroduces the world and characters.

Here’s the cover description:

Should she struggle to survive alone or give in to desire and risk the - perhaps deadly - company of others?

In a world where plague has swept civilization away like leaves in a storm, where viruses that cause people to shift and change have altered what it is, for most, to be human, a few survivors hold out in a desperate attempt to save the human race. Selene lives alone in the forest, protecting herself from human and shifter alike until one day a stranger turns up: a young man called Skinner, out on a quest to hunt down and destroy any shifter he can find. Torn between desire and fear, Selene must confront her true nature and make some impossible choices if she is to survive this harsh, post-apocalyptic future.

Hunted: a Shifters' World novella - a shapeshifter erotic romance of survival and desire in a deadly future from the co-author of Seduced by Moonlight and The Touch.

Pick a short quote from Hunted to share.
“He put a hand to her face then, his knuckles brushing along her jaw and then he buried his fingers in her hair, tipping her head back. His mouth came down on her neck: hard lips and then the wet heat of his tongue and the delicious pain of raking teeth, dragging across her skin to that point where too hard is exactly hard enough.”

What’s sexy about shapeshifters?
There’s a long tradition of shifters as objects of desire – all those old vampire stories are just dripping with lust: stories of possession and penetration.

For me, it’s an animal thing. It’s about those raw, intense passions and needs. You don’t get much more alpha-male than a shifter hero, a man who can just sweep you off your feet and possess you. As a writer it lets me explore intense attraction and giving yourself up to desire. It’s fascinating, and damn me, but it’s hot.

What makes great romance heroes and heroines?
Characters I care about. Vulnerability balanced with drive and strength. Someone who comes through in a crisis. Great abs. Confidence, but also the strength to recognize your own weakness and uncertainty. Eyes that entrance and captivate. That uncanny ability to spot the moment: understanding when to reassure and build confidence and when to sweep someone off their feet. A nice tight butt. Character traits and history that are only gradually revealed, deepening and intensifying your understanding of them. Did I mention a nice tight butt?
 And yes, you might have spotted that I haven’t distinguished between heroes and heroines. The traits I find attractive and like to read about are people’s traits, not heroes’ or heroines’. Your mileage may vary ;)

Ruby Fielding is a British author, currently living in the heart of a New England forest. She travels widely, and has lived in England, Scotland, the US, France, India and Australia. Wherever she happens to be living, you're likely to find her at the nearest wifi hot spot with her laptop and a large mug of coffee.

She writes mainly paranormal erotica and romance, sometimes in collaboration with her old friend Polly J Adams; their joint stories are published separately and collected together into the single volume, Seduced by Moonlight.

All the latest news on Ruby's writing and publishing can be found on her website and on her Amazon author page; also, why not join her mailing list, or hook up with her on Facebook?

Hunted: a Shifters' World novella is currently available from:
 Thanks for the interview ! Lisa Jung 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Shifter Seduction -6 Author Bundle Set for 99 cents!!

Shifter Seduction (6 author Boxed Set presented by Amira Press)
Releases: January 15th


6 Bestselling Amira Press Authors in one major bundle for a limited time
Defying Pack Law – Eve Langlais

Dana fled her pack and their laws to live on her terms, but the price of
defiance was her happiness. Could it be that now older and wiser, she
can accept the Lycan menage way of life? Or will jealousy and fear send
her running again?
Surrounded by Pleasure – Mandy Harbin

Attorney Krista Owens hopes to lose some inhibition and maybe, finally,
her virginity, but she doesn’t know the men she’ll be staying with are
mountain lion shifters whose instinct to mate with any available woman
can turn deadly, or that the moment Toby Woods sees her his feral side
will stop at nothing to have her.
Juneau Heat – Tressie Lockwood

Shiya’s been chatting up Birk Rider online and agrees to meet him in
face-to-face in Juneau, Alaska. When Birk suggests a threesome with her
taking on him and his buddy Kotori Munro, she can’t say no to the sexy
bear shifters, even if her family of hunters wants them dead.

 Lycan Lover – S. K. Yule

A party turns deadly, and Karen is stalked into the dark night. Ancient
lycan, Anthony, saves her, and an instant, undeniable chemistry ignites
between them. But will the fire last after Karen sustains a bite from a
rogue, and she finds out Anthony is something she thought only existed
in horror stories?
Three Fur All – Crymsyn Hart

October has escaped her kidnappers only to run into the arms of two very
sexy wolves. The more Mika and Elliot fight their growing attraction to
her, the more they desire to show October a howling good time. Together
they will risk everything to save the woman they love before everything
explodes around them.
Theirs to Claim – LeTeisha Newton

Zelina thought she was sworn off dating–until she woke up between a
naked set of twins. Rion and Quin are determined to prove that Zelina is
their mate in any way they can. If that means keeping her in bed–under
them, over them, or between them–so be it.

-- Wishing you some great reading,
Eve Langlais

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