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The Best of 2014

Rebel Ink Press has awarded me the honor of “Best of 2014”. I am so very honored and excited to be chosen for this award.

Best of RIP 2014

My relationship started with Rebel Ink Press in 2011 when they took a chance of me for an anthology submission that later published as a stand alone.

My Publication history with them has been as follows:

2011 The Galloping Ghoul of Hockomock Swamp in their editor pick anthology “Once Upon A Twisted Tale”.

2012 “The Galloping Ghoul of Hockomock Swamp” stand alone release and “Raynia’s Magic”
2013 “Beverly’s Secret“, “Phoenix Reborn“, “Dar’kind Promises” and “Dragon’s Unbound” (removed by Author in 2014 for re-writes and re-release as “Dragon Emergence” direct publication in 2015)
2014″Shifter’s Legacy” and “Emma’s New Year

 

The Series “The Amethyst Desire Collection” took shape with Vol 1 “Raynia’s Magic”,  Vol 2 “Beverly’s Secret,  Vol 3 “Phoenix Reborn”, Vol 4 “Shifter’s Legacy” and Vol 5 “Emma’s New Year”.

In particular “Beverly’s Secret” has continued to remain at the top of it’s genre classification at Amazon since it’s release in 2013, remaining in the top fifteen most of that time. All of these titles are Novellas and Novellettes. I am so pleased that RIP has continued to accept proposals and titles from me.  I love the staff at Rebel Ink Press and highly recommend them if you are looking for a publisher. I’m scoping our projects to submit to them in 2015 and look forward to our continued success.

And which are my two of my favorite covers created by Carl Franklin while he was working as a graphic artist at Rebel Ink Press? “The Galloping Ghoul” of course….and…..

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“Beverly’s Secret”

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Happy New Year to All

I’ve been schlepping around for a couple of months now.  So many wonderful things happening in my personal life that I just haven’t keep all the plates spinning in my magic-act of all the people I must be.  Please forgive. I’m back to work now diligently editing and increasing the work that was published as “Dragon’s Unbound”. I pulled it back from my publisher quite some time ago when I discovered a couple of goofs that made it past my critique partner, my beta reader, my final review and my line editor at the publisher.  Who knew!~ lol

I’m also doing some pretty extensive edits and corrections to the time line errors that cropped up. I’m also fleshing out this novella a little bit now that Dragon Guardian is published and some more information has been revealed there that can come into play between Haydn and Rhys in their relationship.

I am hoping you will enjoy this M/M erotic romance from characters that first crossed the stage at the end of “Dar’kind Promises”. They’ve also been seen in “Dragon Guardian”.  Check out my “Home” page for covers, blurbs and links to my work.

The story will be re-released titled as “Dragon Emergence” with this new cover art by Carl Franklin  (Drakins of Wyrmarach logo courtesy of Hot Damn Designs of the Killian Group) I’ve been holding onto this cover for about 9 months now. Isn’t it amazing?

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Haydn’s found refuge on the earth side of the barrier in the home of the healer, Isobeau. He denies himself comfort and pleasures offered by his freedom.

Rhys is immediately attracted to Haydn. He desires to help the younger man embrace his new life. Unfortunately, Haydn seems stuck, unable to grasp the happiness he craves. Rhys fears Haydn’s continued self-loathing will prevent any possibility of their future together. Drastic measures may be necessary to convince Haydn of his worth and Rhys’ unconditional love for him.

Events in their world are spinning out of control with the emergence of a human as Dragon Guardian. When they both discover they share a secret that may tear apart the leadership of their society, it will take a miracle to overcome the obstacles between them. Haydn must face the choice to remain trapped by his past or to let go and accept all Rhys offers.

A Gift for My Readers

Thank you for your support throughout my writing career. I now have ten novellas, novels or novelletts published. They range from historic M/M erotic romance to Contemporary to Paranormal M/F erotic romance and many things inbetween. Actually in the menage stories there is quite a bit “in-between” LOL.

When Dragon Guardian (M/F/M Paranormal Erotic Romance) released last spring, readers were fascinated with Kiernan Walker. I’ve written a 9K+ free read to tell you a little more about this mysterious dragon shifter.  You can download the story free by following the link on my books purchase page, hidden under the title.

It’s my way of giving something a little extra to my faithful readers.

DragonBetrayal_LargeResCover (3)A  new story from the Drakins of Wyrmarach.

M/F Erotic Paranormal Romance

Kiernan Walker couldn’t seem to get the black haired healer, Isobeau Monroe out of his thoughts. E-sa-bow he’d whispered her name, let her feel his need.

Now he was in the service of the Enforcers, the mates of the rising Dragon Guardian. Everyone is in danger. He can’t break the control the enemy has over him.  A healing journey takes him back to revisit the past that set him on this path of self destruction.  What will be the ultimate Dragon Betrayal?

Author Spotlight on the Writing Duo of E.L. Blaisdell and Nica Curt

I’ve been fascinated about the process of collaborating with another author to produce a novel.  It’s hard enough to make sense out of what is in MY head much less if I had to do that in concert with another author. LOL.  Today my guests have managed to make collaboration work brilliantly. So I had to ask them a couple of pointed questions to figure out their secrets.

Welcome! E.L. Blaisdell and Nica Curt

Eden: What led each of you to choose to write a work in collaboration with another author?

Nica: There isn’t a nice way to word this, so I’ll just say it: I forced Eliza to do this.

EL: Blackmail is a great motivator.

Nica: But on a serious note, the idea of Drained and us writing together was always something we joked about––something we both said we’d do one day, but I don’t think we ever thought that it would actually happen. It was years ago when I approached Eliza with a screenplay I’d titled Drained. It was the same concept as our finished novel, but originally it was presented as scripts that I’d sent to a select few people. It was she who suggested that it be turned into a book.

EL: I never planned on writing a novel with someone else; writers and historians usually work alone. But when I read the pilot episode to Nica’s screenplay, I was really excited about the characters and the world and the rules she had created. She kept writing more episodes and I kept reading, and we decided that once I had a break in my own writing, we should collaborate and turn those scripts into a novel. Ironically, a lot of material from the original scripts ended up on the cutting-room floor, but the heart of the story remained the same.

Eden: What was the hardest thing about that process?

EL: For me, the hardest thing about collaborating is to be the co-captain of a ship. When I started working on Drained, I already had a number of novels under my belt. This meant I also had a pretty good idea of my writing process and how I work most efficiently and effectively. A lot of that goes out the window, however, when you’ve got another author (wo)manning the ship. It requires a lot of patience and a lot of compromise, neither of which I feel are my strengths.

Nica: The hardest part was keeping up with my co-captain. Unlike her, I’m not a writing machine nor am I an established author. Collaborating with someone who I consider a speedy pantser forced me to let go of plotting so that I could kick my writing into gear. Because of the partnership and my responsibility to do a fair share of the work, I had the goal of keeping up. Ultimately, the hardest thing about the process helped me grow as a writer.

 Eden: What was the process working together…kinda who did what and how did you decide on that?

Nica: First, we brainstormed until there was an outline of this story and the series in place. We also recognized each other’s strengths and weaknesses and used that to decide who would take care of what in the project.

EL: Nica’s strength is in world building and plotting, and my strength is churning out mountains of words. Apparently this is called a “pantser,” although I don’t know how I feel about that name.

Nica: I made sure we had important things like character development and plot twists, and Eliza made sure we wrote down words and strung sentences together to form paragraphs. Together, our different writing processes played the perfect complement.

Eden: What was the easiest part of doing a collaborative work?

EL: We have a very similar writing style and author voice, so making the novel read like one cohesive voice rather than two people trying to tell the same story was much easier than if we had vastly different styles.

Nica: Finding our process to write together. We wrote most of the book in real-time on Google Docs, which meant live corrections, comments, and suggestions. We created a color coding system that distinguished who wrote what and that allowed us to comment and provide feedback. This made it easy for the other person to understand what was going on in every scene, which was helpful when we couldn’t write at the same time.

Eden: What advice would you give to someone considering working with another author?

EL: Know that there’s going to be conflict in doing a collaboration. You’re not going to agree with each other one hundred percent of the time. But always remember that your friendship is infinitely more important than the end product.

Nica: Get to know your writing partner before you commit to anything. Learn their style, know their personality, and have a friendship. This might sound like dating advice, but you are going to be sharing the responsibilities of writing, marketing, and finances with this person.

 Eden: Anything you’d like to add?

EL: Even though collaborating has its challenges, I’ve discovered a real value to it. Every weekday morning, I hand my partner a travel mug of coffee and wave goodbye as she pulls down the driveway and heads off to her proper office in cubicle land with her proper co-workers. Then, I pour myself a cup of coffee and pad into my home office where my co-workers are a cat and a turtle.

Let’s be honest: writing can be lonely. The #amwriting hashtag on Twitter is just one example of authors’ attempts to create community and make human connections throughout the workday. It says you are not alone. When you have a collaborator—like I have with Nica—it provides you with a co-worker that you can bounce ideas off of, but probably more important to my sanity, you have a friend who shares the unique challenges and rewards that come from being a writer.

Nica: The writing process is isolating and we, as writers, do it to ourselves so we can focus. We each go through our own routines in hopes of getting our muse going so that we’re not staring at a blank page all day long. Usually, our daily routine involves a cup of tea or coffee, a quiet room, a laptop, and a playlist we’ve spent a couple hours too many being distracted on. Social human interactions come in the form of the occasional telemarketing call, emails, tweets, and comments.

Collaborating with someone who you trust and is a friend gives you an outlet to discuss ideas, and you know that the other person is as invested in the story as you. Your co-writer isn’t an unwilling party being forced to listen to your ramblings; no, they are there because they want to be.

Eden:  Ladies thank you for sharing with me today. I’m quite thrilled with your team work approach to writing. I wish you continued success!

Now join me for a sneak peek into….

Drained: The Lucid

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On the surface, Riley Carter had it all: amazing friends, a job she loved, a promising new girlfriend, and immortality. As an ambitious succubus working for Trusics, Inc., her life should have been simple. Nightly visits to the dream realm as the guest star in human fantasies afforded her the sexual energy required for survival. Provided she met her employer’s monthly quotas, she would continue to enjoy the extravagant spoils of eternal youth. Life was pleasure for pleasure—until it wasn’t.

 

Now in her seventh decade, Riley finds her life lacking, especially when she encounters a lucid dreamer. Armed with an analytic pragmatism as dangerous as any weapon, this new dreamer has Riley questioning the purpose of her existence.

 

Humor, romance, and intrigue meet in Drained, the search for the perfect life in an imperfect system.

 

Book excerpt:

 

Riley’s eyes narrowed as she observed the woman before her. She shook her head as if to ward off some of the more outlandish remarks she had for that question. Nothing had ever prepared her for the situation. A lucid dreamer with the ability to resist charm and cause physical harm was not a scenario most entertained.

 

She considered the question. “Well, I couldn’t visit you if you hadn’t given me permission.”

 

“I don’t recall ever agreeing to this,” Morgan countered.

 

Riley bit her tongue. She couldn’t tell her any more details without revealing the true nature of her job or Trusics. A million questions plagued her mind, but she settled on one. “How are you capable of asking these questions?” she inquired. “This is your dream, your fantasy. We’re supposed to be gettin’ it on, doin’ the deed … you’re supposed to be getting lucky.” Her words were almost rhetorical. “Something mindless, fun, and sex related.”

 

“Don’t your other victims talk?”

 

“Mostly groans, the names of deities, and many unintelligible words, but they don’t ask real questions.” Riley frowned as a particular word sunk in. “And they’re not victims.”

 

“With romantic charm like that,” Morgan shot back, “how could anyone resist?”

 

Riley fiddled with the watch clasped around her wrist. “I can’t believe I’m doing this, but give me a chance. I’m not that bad in bed. In fact, I’ve been told I’m rather good at it.”

 

Morgan rolled her eyes. “Everyone thinks they’re a good lover.”

 

The succubus hummed. “At least I can rule out a fantasy where you’d like for someone to beg to sleep with you.”

 

“I would have thought my greeting last time would have been enough to keep you away.” Morgan’s eyes narrowed. “Your kind never stops do they?”

 

Riley flashed a dimpled grin. “You mean the sexy, sensitive, playful, be-whatever-you-want-me-to-be kind?”

 

“Horndogs,” Morgan said under her breath. “All of you. Guys. Girls. All the same.”

 

“What do you mean ‘all of you?’”

 

“Don’t play dumb,” Morgan said, shaking her head. “I mean demons.”

 

“There you go again, casually throwing the word ‘demon’ around.” Riley blinked, offended and a bit dumbfounded. “That’s where you’re wrong.”

 

“So you’re not a demon trying to drain my sexual energy until I become a lifeless corpse?”

 

“Well …” Riley hesitated. “I am, but not the corpse part, and not the demon bit either. I’m a hundred percent human … ish.” As the words continued to escape her mouth, Riley inwardly cringed at how she must have sounded to the other woman. “It’s not like I have horns and a tail.”

 

“Well, invading people’s dreams and stealing their energy seems pretty demon-ish to me,” Morgan countered stubbornly.

 

“When you put it that way, it doesn’t sound great,” Riley admitted, her voice tapering.

 

Morgan spread her hands. “So put it in a good light then.”

 

“Um.” Riley’s brain spun and churned. “That’s not the point.”

 

“Right …”

 

“Jesus Christ.” Riley shook her head in frustration. “Who are you, and how do you know what I am?”

 

“I’m Morgan. But you probably already knew that about me, demon,” she drawled the last word on purpose.

 

“You know, Morgan,” Riley mimicked the same tone, “for someone who went to an Ivy League school, you could sure use some more research before you start spouting nonsense.”

 

Morgan pursed her lips. “Hey, insulting me won’t get you any closer to this,” she noted, gesturing to her body.

 

At the suggestion, Riley took in the slender curves of Morgan’s silhouette. She’d been unable to appreciate her figure the first time she’d visited her in the realm, getting physically beaten and all. Riley swallowed down a primal impulse. A lithe waist and subtle flare of hips hid beneath an oversized grey cardigan that nearly touched the tops of her thighs. In spite of Morgan’s attractive physique, the clothes were all wrong: grey cardigan, pale lilac camisole, and black yoga tights. Most of Riley’s clients dressed in high-end labels or nothing at all. In comparison, the woman seemed dressed for a day in with a book, not a passionate tryst with an ideal lover.

 

Morgan snapped her fingers, pulling Riley out of her admiring stare.

 

“This is the most twisted fantasy I’ve ever been in,” Riley muttered to herself.

 

“You’re hardly my fantasy.”

 

Riley lifted a perfectly manicured eyebrow. “Oh really? How do you want me then?”

Her clothing morphed before the other woman’s eyes. Instead of her sheer babydoll, she now wore a short pleated skirt, white knee-high socks, and a tight blouse tied just beneath her pert breasts. “Maybe you’d prefer me sweet, innocent, and a little naïve? Perhaps I’m a student in need of help on an assignment.”

 

Riley took a cautionary step closer to her mark as her clothing shifted again. She knew she was wasting her energy, but the frustration had begun to cloud her mind. The more control a succubus had over a dream, the more energy it depleted. For more energy efficient sessions, a mark’s imagination had to do all the work. But without a little give, there wasn’t a take. And that take was more than worth the trouble if the experience exceeded expectations. Morgan had Riley’s interest, and it would be a lie to say that the challenge didn’t turn her on. Her schoolgirl outfit melted away and re-formed as a skintight, crimson, leather body suit. Loosened hair turned ten shades lighter as it pulled back into a high ponytail. A harsh zipper split the tight material between her breasts, revealing a startling amount of cleavage. The pants tapered down her long legs, and she stood confidently on four-inch black platforms.

 

“Or maybe you need me to whip some sense into you,” Riley purred. Her eyes narrowed, and she tapped a thin riding crop against the palm of her hand. “Maybe you’ve been pining for someone to tell you what to do. I think you need a break from always being in charge, always being the head of everything you do. Must be tiring.”

 

“Still not your type?” The red leather outfit shifted and fell away to reveal a black string bikini whose material barely contained her firm flesh. She wore leather straps around her ankles. Her taut hair fell out of its ponytail and blonde roots sprouted from her scalp until her entire thick mane was platinum in color. “Maybe all this hesitation is an act,” Riley continued as the distance between them closed. She shook her wrists and the metal bondage rings jangled. A small, black collar materialized around her neck, dangling from a shiny d-ring was the leash. “Maybe you’re always the take-charge type and you’d rather I not call the shots.” She batted her thick lashes. Her demeanor didn’t miss a beat; she could change her tempo as fast as the outfits.

 

Morgan looked visibly flustered. Riley wondered if she had unknowingly tapped into a secret fantasy, but assumed that woman’s academic, left-sided brain was working overtime from watching her transformations.

 

“How did you do that?” Morgan’s fingers grazed over the material of the leash. “It—it feels so real. I can practically smell the leather,” she thought out loud.

 

“It feels real, because it is real,” Riley replied. She watched Morgan’s hesitant touch, a mixture of fear and curiosity, continue down the lead.

 

“Can you change into another person?” Morgan asked. “Or can you just change your clothing and hair color?”

 

“Don’t you know?” Riley said smugly. She could only hope that her poker face would hold. But under the wandering eyes and examining touches, she felt insecure. She was a specimen under a microscope. “You seem to be the expert on what I am.”

 

Behind them on the stovetop, the teapot shrieked to life. Morgan blinked and shook her head. She turned her back on Riley and pulled the kettle from the gas burner. The shrill cry faded as the silver kettle cooled.

 

Morgan pulled a ceramic jar from a ceiling cabinet. “Would you like some tea?” she offered.

 

Riley stood stunned for a moment, and her outfit defaulted to her original babydoll. It wasn’t that she’d never been offered food or drink on an assignment before—although generally she was licking said food and drink off of someone’s body. She was stunned by the young woman’s ability to turn and control the situation. One minute she was hitting Riley with a baseball bat, the next she was offering the succubus hospitality.

 

“Not that I’m complaining about the offer, but you’re puzzling,” Riley voiced her thoughts. “I mean, you were holding batting practice with my head minutes ago.”

 

Morgan poured hot water into two cups, each with their own tea bag floating to the top. “I guess I don’t care for baseball all that much,” she said with a slight shrug. “Anyway, I didn’t think you’d complain over my lack of aggression.” She brought the two steaming cups over to a small kitchen table that sat three as it was situated against a wall. “We can go back to that if you’d like. I’m accommodating.”

 

“No thanks.” Riley lifted a hand.

 

Morgan smirked at the simple gesture. “People can have a change of heart.”

 

“Not that quickly they don’t,” Riley pointed out. “You could be schizophrenic.”

 

“For a seductress, you’re doing a bang-up job,” Morgan retorted, sitting down in one chair. “Between the insults and tea, I don’t know how we’ll have time to have sex.”

 

About the Authors

 

E.L. Blaisdell and Nica Curt met in 2009 through a fanfiction archive that has since become defunct, yet their friendship endured. Although they’ve collaborated before, Drained: The Lucid is their first original novel together. Follow them on Twitter (@ElizaLentzski and @NicaCurt) for updates and exclusive previews of future original releases.

 

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Author Spotlight – Jennifer Wilck – Miriam’s Surrender

My Guest today is fellow Rebel Ink Press Author, Jennifer Wilck. She’s not your traditional aspiring author. She’s a multi-published talent to be reckoned with appealing to an under served market of readers.  Her stories are so well crafted and such enjoyable reads there is something for everyone.

Jennifer started telling herself stories as a little girl when she couldn’t fall asleep at night. As an adult, she started writing them down and after several years of writing, editing and querying publishers, she’s a multi-published author. Her favorite stories to write are those with smart, sassy, independent heroines; handsome, strong and slightly vulnerable heroes; and always end with happily ever after.

When she’s not writing, she loves spending time with her family and friends, reading, traveling and watching TV. She volunteers with her Temple and is also a freelance writer for magazines, newspapers and newsletters.

 

headshotI’d like to thank my fellow Rebel, Eden Glenn, for hosting me today.

Miriam’s Surrender is the second book in my series, Women of Valor. What makes this series unique is that while the books are contemporary romance, they all incorporate Jewish themes and holidays into their stories.

The first book, The Seduction of Esther, revolved around the holiday of Purim, which is a joyous holiday that takes place in the early spring. It celebrates the saving of the Jews of Persia and we dress up, eat and drink.

Miriam’s Surrender revolves around the holiday of Passover. Passover is another spring holiday, which usually takes place around Easter and celebrates the escape of the Hebrews from the Pharaoh in Egypt.

One of the major themes of Purim is hiding one’s identity. The heroine in the Purim story, Esther, pretends she’s not Jewish in order to catch the attention of the King, marry him, trap the villainous Haman and ultimately save the Jews. Talk about a great story! And hiding one’s identity provides a great conflict for a romance novel.

Passover’s major theme is freedom. The Hebrews escaped from slavery by crossing the Reed Sea with Moses. Freedom is another great theme for romance novels. While none of my characters have escaped slavery, my hero, Josh, has escape his past in order to move into the future and win Miriam’s love.

While not all of my books incorporate Jewish themes, I began writing this series to fill a need that I saw in romance. Most books are inherently Christian. The hero and heroine get married in a church. The holiday they celebrate together where they meet each other’s families is Christmas. Before the Thanksgiving meal, everyone says grace.

I love reading these books and the warmth conveyed spills over to me. I have no problem with books that incorporate religions other than my own. But I do think that diversity is important, and occasionally, I think it would be nice to see examples of other religions. That’s why I wrote this series.

I hope you enjoy it!

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Josh Lowenstein is a successful architect, hired to redesign the alumni club of a posh, private school in New York. He is strong, capable and knows the best way to do everything. Except let another woman in.

 Miriam Goldberg is the Assistant Director of Outreach, and is Josh’s day-to-day contact for the redesign. She’s taken care of everyone around her, and forgotten how to let someone else take care of her.

 With a tumultuous history, neither one is prepared to work together. As they get to know each other, the animosity disappears, but Josh is hiding something from Miriam and its discovery has the possibility of destroying their relationship. Only when they are both able to let the other in, and release some of the control they exert over everything, will they be able to see if their love can survive.

A Heart of Little Faith and Skin Deep were published by Whiskey Creek Press in 2011. The Seduction of Esther, the first in the Women of Valor series, was published in June 2013 by Rebel Ink Press. The next book in that series, Miriam’s Surrender, will be published September 10, 2014. All books can be purchased through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

She can be reached at www.jenniferwilck.com or http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jennifer-Wilck/201342863240160. She tweets at @JWilck. Her blog (Fried Oreos) is www.jenniferwilck.blogspot.com and she contributes to Heroine With Hearts blog on Tuesdays http://www.heroineswithhearts.blogspot.com and Front Porch Saturdays at Sandra Sookoo’s Believing is Seeing blog http://sandrasookoo.wordpress.com.

Excerpt:

Josh sat in the cab and looked out the window. Lights and people and cars and buildings rushed by in a blur. His eyes glazed over and in their place Miriam appeared. Miriam touching his arm and reassuring him, Miriam smiling, Miriam’s hair shining, Miriam looking at him as he bent to kiss her.

Whatever made him do it? When they’d stood outside her apartment in the cold night air, her cheeks had turned pink from the cold. He smiled. She controlled so many of her outward reactions to things, but she couldn’t control that one.

From his height and angle, he’d watched the light from the street lamps shine on her hair, making it appear to glow. Their breath, a white fog, had intermingled as they stood facing each other.

Her lips were soft and plump. He’d spent the evening watching them mold words, stretch into a smile, surround her food as she chewed. He couldn’t help himself; he’d wanted to kiss her. It was the briefest wish. He’d made the slightest move toward her. But in the one too-brief second, he’d glimpsed much more. Her pupils had dilated, she’d raised her face to his and she’d parted her lips. He’d discovered Miriam’s desire.

And now he knew she wanted him, it would take all of his control not to give in to his own need.

 

 

 

 

Felicia Fox Blog Tour

When passion and obsession collide, someone has to fall.

Series Book Trailer can be found here

Consumed Cover SmBook 1 – Consumed

Synopsis

Felicity has never met someone like Alex before. Alex literally glows from their lovemaking. For the first time, Felicity is in love, but the woman she’s spent the last two months with may not actually be a woman at all. Felicity knows that Alex is something more, but she doesn’t know exactly what. Allowing Alex into her life might be the worst mistake she’s ever made…

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Synopsis

As Felicity falls deeper in love with Alex, she finds herself immersed in Alex’s dark, erotic, succubus world. She and Alex are both in danger as a killer trails their every move. Not even the threat of torture and death can stop their passion when Alex reveals her motives for finding Felicity. Will their love conquer all or will they meet their end at the hands of a madman?

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elegant sensual young woman in red dress on recamier indoor shotBook 3 – Crave

Synopsis

When passion sets your soul on fire.

Object of a deadly obsession, Felicity has been taken by the crazed incubus, Marius. Secrets, lies, and betrayals are mounting against Alex and Felicity. Will their passion and love be enough to keep from breaking Felicity, or will Alex’s world be the end of her?

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About Felicia Fox

Felicia Fox hails from Northern California. She has her Associate’s degree in Applied Sciences, but has always known she wanted to be an author. A lover of arts and crafts, pin up looks, and avid reader, Felicia enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. Consumed, Captive, and Crave is her first published erotica series.

P.S. Felicia Fox is a big fan of drunk Skype 😉

Connect with Felicia

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Dragon Betrayal – TBR August 2014

Eden Glenn author of erotic romance, contemporary and paranormal addressing all spectrums of relationships; menage, f/f; lesbian; m/m; gay and m/f.

Good morning everyone! It’s a beautiful Monday in the mountains. I am going to give you a wee taste of the free read that is due to release August, 2014. “Dragon Betrayal”.

I shall set the stage.  In Dragon Guardian we meet Cathwren ‘Wren’ and two hunky dragon shifters, Ethan and Caleb. They have a character arch to follow and are rather neanderthal in this first vol 1 of the trilogy. Wren is rather unsure of herself but gaining ground quickly. This is vol 1 and begins the romance between the three.

Additionally, I have previously published with Rebel Ink Press a variety of side novellas and novellettes that generally have these three as walk on characters and little cameo appearances from various characters in the world. Slivers that touch upon the world of Wyrmarach.

Those titles of The Amethyst Desire Collection (in order) are Raynia’s Magic; Beverly’s Secret; Phoenix Reborn; Shifter’s Legacy; Emma’s New Year.  Two other novellas, Dar’kind Promises and what was titled Dragon’s Unbound…to be re-released as Dragon Emergence (this fall) also tie into this world.

Dragon Betrayal is a bit of the back story of a side character in Dragon Guardian. Kiernan comes in strong, dark, tortured and mysterious. I planned on this free read as a bit of a reward for faithful followers. Also it intentionally poses a lot of questions.  It is not designed as an encapsulated story, my friends. It is a hook and I won’t mince words on that. Some of this will be resolved in the next novel “Dragon Mark” as part of the secondary romance building in that volume 2.

DragonBetrayal_LargeResCover (3)Draft Blurb:

M/F Erotic Paranormal Romance

Kiernan Walker couldn’t seem to get the black haired healer, Isobeau Monroe out of his thoughts. E-sa-bow he’d whispered her name, let her feel his need.

Now he was in the service of the Enforcers, the mates of the rising Dragon Guardian.   Isobeau guides him on a healing journey taking him back to revisit the past that set him on a path of self destruction.  What will be the ultimate Dragon Betrayal?

Now this story is under the setting staged in Dragon Guardian.  Kiernan was held and tortured by the enemy for six months in dragon form. Cathwren “Wren” saves his life in D.G.  It’s up to Isobeau to guide him on a metaphysical healing journey to tie together some of the loose ends.  This novellette explores what he experiences going back into the past during that journey.  The blurb needs a bit more work, that’s why it’s a draft.  Blurb writing is hard! LOL

draft excerpt:
The Dragon who was Kiernan stared down at the sultry healer Isobeau. He turned his head to consider her with one large eye. E-sa-bow, he savored her name in his mind. At the moment she was yapping at him like a terrier with a rat.
“First you don’t want to shift to dragon so we can heal your beast and now you don’t want to shift to human. Healing is a balance between metaphysical beings. You’re not cooperating.”
When had he ever been cooperative?
 

I’m off to work on edits for Kiernan’s story and see if I can wrestle this dragon to ground.

I would love to discuss this work with readers and look forward to your comments.

Marketing for Authors – Two

The first topic I think we should tackle is Social Medial. Time Sucker or Revolution / Image Builder or Implement of SELF DESTRUCTION!

DISCLAIMER; You know I’m pretty strong natured, opinionated. So everything I say from here on out is IMHO i.e. In My Humble Opinion.

I started as an author with a “My Space” Page. Okay, stop laughing long enough to read this post.  That’s all there was way back then when dirt was young and computers had just evolved from a string of beads in a rack (abacus for the children).

Then someone hit me up on “My Space” and said hey, I’m over on “Facebook” it’s pretty cool, come on over. I did because of course I’m an early adopter in technology.  A lot…. A whole lot of folks said — I don’t like it as much because you can’t do as much with it as you can “My Space”.

I said quit laughing.

We all now know how THAT story has ended. IMHO

Seriously, social media. Some people love it, some people hate it.

Here is a fun list of all the social media places I can be found. The Facebook page is the anchor for the first grouping.

 

(looks at list again) I might have forgotten and left some off the list. Humm. I’ve actually found authors with more social networking sites than I have. So, I’ve got a few more to investigate. Some of you are thinking I’ve lost my mind. Maybe I have.

But in college I learned that people absorb information in different ways. Some of them are readers, others listeners, others hands on.  People are going to live “cyber-world wise” and “solid-world wise”  where they are comfortable. IMHO

I want my information to be out there where they can receive it best and most comfortable for themselves.  Someone who is very graphic oriented might see my cover on Deviantart and jump on my website.  Someone in the solid world might want a book in their hand and find me at a book signing at a local library, public speaking event or author event in a book store. IMHO

So I’ve linked these together through Facebook to make it easier for me to manage them.  For the most part. The others just require updates when a new book releases.

Now a soap box speech about these various worlds. IMHO – I have seen authors melt down their career in ten seconds on FB or Twitter, because of what they said or how they acted (on a social media site).  These are places where you have ONLY words to present who you are. (for the most part…maybe a couple of pictures. Please dear god no boob and dick shots.)

So watch well the words you type here, er there… because you don’t want to have to eat them over and over again. The internet never goes away (till the Zombie Apocalypse starts) and someone is always watching. IMHO

It is a really easy place to tell too much and that is fine line between sympathy and everyone thinking you’re a high maintenance wierdo kook. If you don’t know where that line is….and believe me, you usually DON’T know where that line is. So, keep it shut about your negative reaction to bad reviews and anything else that might haunt you. IMHO

I’ve not done business with people because they turned on the Jesus-freak too loud on their professional page. I’m spiritual don’t get me wrong but there is a fine limit between enough and way too much. There isn’t much in between ground.

I have a friend. We’re going to talk about her personal page for a moment. I’ll leave her anonymous. She’s an atheist. She attends a little church for community and fellowship. It’s not a mainstream Holy Roller christian church. So, she started posting little snippets about what was going on. She’s part of that community, it’s part of her life.  A family member unfriended her because, she was “TOO religious.” Seriously. (insert significant outrage here and no IMHO)

Another person disassociated from her because she isn’t religious enough, cause she’s an atheist.  Are you seeing the fine line here? Now this is her personal page and anyone can go hang for all I care. But if we are talking about your professional page…humm something to think about.

Perception is a very individual thing. And, perception is reality.

Okay so what if it was a professional author page.  You’ve got someone out there telling everyone. “Yeah I really liked her at first  but she got TOO religious (TOO political, pagan, puppy rescuer … substitute what you like).  See what I mean? Now I’m not saying to not put personal flavor on your page. I do. I just don’t post 25 pictures of puppies that need rescued before they’re euthanized.

Woosa, people find balance. And yet I run that same risk with someone reading this blog and saying. “I really liked her at first but she’s just so snarky.” IMHO. LOL

I figure one political rant is worth two puppies are gonna die pictures. You’ve got to find your own balance.  What’s I’m saying is HEY Don’t be a nutzo extremist on any subject.

Remember THIS is a PROFESSIONAL image you are building here. Party girl pictures with your boobs and ass hanging out and you’re wasted on tequila last Friday night– probably won’t improve your image.  I guess maybe that comes down to knowing your audience. LOL Okay if you’re a stripper maybe, post away.

People will buy your books from all walks of life so don’t make yourself appear to be too narrow and exclude the wider variety of customers from relating to you.  How many times have I heard?….okay…okay…I was on a roll and I was going to say a negative but I stopped myself. Let’s turn it around.

How many times have I heard? “I met her at a book signing (elevator, restaurant, youtube video, grocery store, readers cyber chat room, Zombie Run, readers FB page…substitute where every you meet people and it’s everywhere solid world and cyber world) “and she was such a nice person. I’ll read anything she writes and tell everyone how nice she is and to buy her books.” I think you get the idea. If you don’t then you’ve missed the train and you might catch a bus over at 23rd and Main and you can hit up the drive to buy one of your books you’re lugging around in that shopping bag to sell to any unsuspecting stranger that makes the mistake of making eye contact with you. IMHO. Yet I digress once again.

Now, and a big whoa Nellie, Social networking is not I repeat, Not spaming people and shoving news of your latest release down their throats.  Social networking is just that, networking  and making relationships.

Oh heck. Questions anyone? Comments. Let’s fire it up with some discussion! I’m not an expert. That’s why I’ve kept my comments framed with IMHO (In My Humble Opinion)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author Spotlight – Erzabet Bishop

My Guest today is the wonderful and multi-published, Erzabet Bishop. I enjoyed getting to know Erzabet a little more and I am facinated by her stories. I can’t wait to get reading! I’ve showcased several of her books today for you to see the scope of her work. You will find interviews and questions/answers interspersed in between the book promos and at the end a bit more about Erzabet Bishop.  Enjoy!

Cover Sigil FireSigil Fire by Erzabet Bishop

Paranormal erotic urban fantasy/romance

Pairing: f/f

Published by Ylva Publishing, June 2014

104 pages

Multiple 5 star reviews

 

E: I interviewed Erzabet to get to know her a little better.

Who is your favorite character in this book and why? 

I love all my characters, but Sonia is especially close to me. She is recovering from a traumatic experience and struggles to keep going. She doesn’t remember all the details, but knows enough to stay under the radar.

Fae is fierce. She’s been through the fire and dreams of Sonia and what could be. They are two sides of the same coin and needed to find each other.

What inspires you for your stories?

My imagination is chock full of characters just waiting to be unleashed on the world.

Tell us something no one else knows about you.

I have an addiction to salted caramel dark chocolate Dove candy. I also have ten doggy fur babies that make me insane (but I love them).

When did you start writing and what kicked off your passion to be an author?

I have been writing since I was a child but it wasn’t until 50 Shades came out that I really started to write. I had to see what I could do. Every short piece of fiction leads me closer to my goal of being a novelist.

What is your biggest challenge?

Time. It is so elusive. I work as a bookstore manager and my hours change every week. Writing time is fit around my responsibilities but I hope one day to make writing my full time job. (Well, it already is but it would be nice to only have one. Lol)

Wild card: Tell us something you want to share with us about yourself…hobbies…guilty pleasures?

Hobbies-crochet, monster movie watching, puppies, baking, knitting, reading

Favorite guilty pleasures-pepperoni pizza, ice cream, anything chocolate, coffee-lots of it, orange chocolate sticks (orange gel covered in milk chocolate) and Amazon cards so I can buy books. My e-reader will explode one day…but I always need more books.

E: Wow Erzabet I think we might be kindred sisters. Wishing you much success on your writing career. And now a little more about Sigil Fire!

Where there’s smoke there’s Hellfire.

Sigil Fire box1Blurb

Sonia is a succubus with one goal: stay off Hell’s radar. But when succubi start to die, including her sometimes lover, Jeannie, she’s drawn into battle between good and evil.

Fae is a blood witch turned vampire, running a tattoo parlor and trading her craft for blood. She notices that something isn’t right on the streets of her city. The denizens of Hell are restless. With the aid of her nest mate Perry and his partner Charley, she races against time before the next victim falls. The killer has a target in his sights, and Sonia might not live to see the dawn.

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Excerpt

Blood pounded in her temples, and Sonia’s feet hit the pavement. Tears blurred her vision as the reality of what almost happened sunk in. He was the killer, and he knew where she lived. He was a fallen angel.

Turning the corner, she saw the tattoo parlor and picked up her pace. The shadows mocked her from every angle. He would be out there waiting. His oily presence oozed unholy joy at her panic, and she stumbled, almost losing her footing on the uneven sidewalk. Footsteps echoed on the street behind her, and in her panic, she couldn’t distinguish between friend and foe.

The glass doors loomed large, windows covered with posters of the latest trends in piercing and ink.

Pulling maniacally on the door, Sonia let out a howl of frustration to discover it locked. “Son of a bitch! Oh Goddess! Open up!” Tears ran down her face, and she tore at the door, hoping for some weakness that would allow her entry. Something. Anything.

She bit back a sob and staggered backward. It was over. He would find her in moments.

The street had become too quiet and the echo of sinister laughter crept along the edge of darkness. The bastard was playing with her.

Fear shot through Sonia’s body, numb and cold, causing her to yelp as the doors rattled behind her.

The sound of a barking dog came from the interior of the shop.

A voluptuous dark-haired woman leaned out, the bluish light illuminating her features with beams of icy radiance. “If you’re looking for a corner, succubus, you’ve picked the wrong one. Move it along.”

Sonia stepped closer to the door, turning her head into the light. “I’m here to see Fae.” She wrapped her arms around herself, shivering. The T-shirt and jeans had been warm enough earlier, but the air had turned chillier.

“Red?” The woman’s eyes grew wide. She assessed Sonia’s every movement.

Sonia shook her head, tears pricking at the corner of her eyes. “Do you know me?

The barking of a dog sounded closer, and the dark-haired woman drew back as the little body pushed past her.

Sonia leaned down. “What are you doing here?”

The little dog barked furiously, wagging its tail and whining. Its furry little face searched Sonia’s, and it jumped against Sonia’s leg, licking her hand.

“Hey there. Glad to see you made it home.” Sonia reached down at petted dog’s head.

Snorting, the dog rubbed its head against Sonia’s hand, letting out a delighted sound.

“Your dog knows me.” Sonia searched the dark-haired woman’s face. “I saved it. In the alley yesterday. There was a demon trying to take it.”

“Jellybean, what have you been doing?” Fae returned her gaze to Sonia and stared hard. “You saved her? How?”

A frustrated snort came from the dog, and she growled at the shadows.

“You’re lucky that you have a hellhound to watch over you. Someone must have loved you a lot.”

The woman’s face softened. “My mother. Jellybean was the last gift she gave me before she died.”

“Can you please let me in?” Sonia glanced behind her. The shadows grew longer, and the temperature continued to drop. The street was deserted now. “I need to see Fae. Monty sent me.” Sonia hated that her voice shook. She couldn’t help but notice the woman who blocked her path was intoxicating. The stranger’s dark hair rippled in the cold light of the shop, and her tight fitting shirt revealed far more than it chose to conceal. Her eyes burned black in the darkness, and despite her fear, Sonia felt herself falling inside them. They were safe. Familiar somehow. It didn’t make sense.

“Why the hell would Monty send you here?” The woman straightened, and the illusion of a simple shop owner vanished.

Jellybean barked. The dog’s body tensed, and she stood in front of Sonia, protecting her from the darkness beyond. The energy on the street grew malignant. The dog’s eyes flashed red and power radiated from her.

Sonia and the woman stared, momentarily speechless.

“Well, I’ll be damned. Come on.” The woman grinned as Jellybean jumped up and down. “Get in here.”

Dark laughter echoed down the street and Sonia flinched.

Jellybean growled, the hair on the back of her neck standing straight up.

Sighing deeply, the woman held the door open. “Come on then. Jellybean’s vouching for you and I’ve been looking for you myself.”

“Thank you.” Sonia scurried through the door, tears of relief brimming on her lashes. She blinked, but the tears still managed to fall. She was an immortal. Fear was not something she was used to living with, and it made her angry. Her head and soul were still spinning from everything that had happened in the past hour. She staggered. Her life was about to change even more. She could feel it.

Q&A:

How did you come up with Sigil Fire?

This story began as a writing prompt that didn’t make it into the anthology it was originally intended for. After much more work, I sent it in to the Ylva Halloween anthology and the amazing and wonderful Astrid believed it could be so much more. What was a nine thousand word story became a nearly thirty thousand word novella.

Will there be a sequel?

Yes. Charley, Perry, Sonia and Fae will be back for book two, which has already begun.

Favorite dessert?

Chocolate. Any kind. Anywhere.

Do you have a pet?

Yes. My husband and I have a pack of furry canine children that constantly keep us on our toes.

Favorite place to relax?

That would have to be in bed with a good book, my puppy Tadpole by my side.

Who are some of your favorite urban fantasy or erotic authors?

There are so many! I love Kim Harrison, Lisabet Sarai, Jaye Wells, Red Phoenix, Cari Silverwood, DL King, Alison Tyler, Rachel Kramer Bussel, Rhavensfyre, Patricia Briggs, Laura Antoniou…the list goes on and on. If I could be sealed in a room for a year I would never be bored reading these fabulous authors and more.

What are you working on now?

I have several works in progress. I write for the serial, Club Rook and have just finished the last two episodes to finish out the first season. There is also a CYOA for Silk Words, a twisted fairy tale for Decadent and a Halloween tale for my wonderful friends at Ylva. Not to mention the second book in the Sigil Fire series and two urban fantasy tales…

Here is a blurb for the first episode of Club Rook.

Clubrook1Demons. Angels. And strippers… Oh my! Enter the exclusive world of Club Rook, an erotic women’s club… built over a portal to hell. Demons walk the streets but angels do, too, and which is which may surprise you. No other 500+ page novel is released in weekly installments of 10,000+ words each accompanied by a music video and original EDM/dubstep song. Watch and listen every Monday at http://clubrook.angelsofanarchy.com or buy the soundtrack now at http://www.amazon.com

An erotic hybrid of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Lost Girl,” “Club Rook” is drenched in secrets, sex and monsters. Hunter Echo Abeje may own the Rook, but witch/seer Shanti sets the wards; alchemist/dealer Jules brews the potions, and musician/dominatrix Heather is a fierce fighter. And don’t forget Temperance Ruiz, the newest dancer at the Rook, and so much more.

All Angels of Anarchy serials are published weekly in a television-like format (with an ensemble of characters) written by a team if writers each in charge of her own characters. Check out all our serials at http://www.angelsofanarchy.com and read them weekly or in complete season editions of twelve episodes each.

Dive into a new episode of “Club Rook” and immerse your senses — read, watch and listen.

We are currently looking for reviewers for the first three episodes, so drop me a line at erzabetwrites@gmail.com if you are interested in checking out this great new series.

Club Rook at Amazon

fantasy/romance

Pairing: f/f and polyamorous

Format: Serial

Publisher: Angels of Anarchy

fetish fair book coverAnother new release is my choose your own erotic adventure Fetish Fair. You, the reader, get to choose your path to romance and adventure. Floggers, ménage, sexy corsets and more. Check it out!

Fetish Fair at Amazon

Blurb:

Kari’s BFF tricks her into attending a fetish expo, promptly losing her as they arrive. She can find her friend or maybe, just maybe find the secret to her own heart’s desires? Only a choice can open the door. If she dares.

 

SilkWords LLC is the go-to source for interactive women’s fiction. Blurring the line between fiction and gaming, SilkWords.com offers high quality romance and erotica that allows individual readers to choose how stories proceed. Two formats are available: branched fiction (“pick your path”) and linear stories that are produced with reader participation. Future phases will focus on development of a SilkWords community by adding more levels of interactivity for both authors and readers. SilkWords is a place for smart, busy, adventurous women to unwind and have fun. To learn more about our unique reading experience, visit www.silkwords.com.

Genre: Erotic choose your own adventure

Pairing: multiple

Format: CYOA

Publisher: Silk Words

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About the author:

Erzabet Bishop has been crafting stories since she could pound keys on her parents’ old typewriter. She has only just learned that it is a whole lot more fun writing naughty books. She is a contributing author to the Silk Words website with her Fetish Fair choose your own romantic adventure stories, Elemental Passions, Potnia, A Christmas To Remember, Taboo II, Club Rook: The Series, Sweat, Bossy, When the Clock Strikes Thirteen, Unbound Box, Milk & Cookies & Handcuffs, Holidays in Hell, Corset Magazine: Sex Around the World Issue and Man vs. Machine: The Sex Toy Issue, Smut by the Sea Volume 2, Hell Whore Volume 2, Can’t Get Enough (upcoming, Cleis), Slave Girls, The Big Book of Submission (upcoming Cleis), Hungry for More (upcoming Cleis), Gratis II, Anything She Wants, Dirty Little Numbers, Kink-E magazine, Eternal Haunted Summer, Coming Together: Girl on Girl, Shifters and Coming Together: Hungry for Love among others. She is the author of Lipstick (upcoming), Dinner Date, Tethered, Sigil Fire, The Erotic Pagans Series: Beltane Fires, Samhain Shadows and Yuletide Temptation. She lives in Texas with her husband, furry children and can often be found lurking in local bookstores. She loves to bake, make naughty crochet projects and watch monster movies. When she isn’t writing, she loves to review music and books.

Follow her reviews and posts on Twitter @erzabetbishop.

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