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Friday, April 28, 2017

Cover Reveal! Her Wounded Dragon. #vikings #shifters



Hello, all!! I'm thrilled to share that I've been invited into an amazing Kindle World by a top-notch author. I’ll be contributing to awesome NY Times bestselling author Milly Taiden’s, PDA Kindle World. I love Milly’s style of writing, so I’m super proud to be part of this. She’s got a tight, fast-moving, alluring ‘voice’ when it comes to penning a story. Love it! My kind of writer. So I’m thrilled to hop on board and join her Kindle World.

Now it’s time to think Gerri Wilder and her Paranormal Dating Agency (they’re a crucial part of every PDA story. Gerri mostly because she’s ten types of awesome. J). Milly’s work is the best of the best in the world of shifters, so you guessed it, I’ve written a Viking Ancestors’ Kin tale just for this! 

Coming June 1st, here’s a sneak peek at the cover of Her Wounded Dragon (Viking Ancestors’ Kin, Book 4.5). Though you don’t need to read this to follow the main Kin saga, it’s FULL of juicy details. Not to mention it features a hero that will blow everyone away. Did I mention he’s the Winter Harbor sisters’ long lost brother? *grins* And yes, the enemy is still Hallstein. ;-)

Here’s an idea of what to expect from Her Wounded Dragon…

Curiosity is a dangerous thing and temptation a death wish. Especially for someone like Vivienne with her complicated past and closely guarded secrets. Yet when she has a chance to get near the enemy because of a sexy dragon shifter haunting her dreams, she doesn’t think twice. Even if it means seeking out a paranormal dating agency and tagging along incognito to scope him out as her best friend goes on a date with him.

Kage knows within minutes of meeting Vivienne that she isn’t who she pretends to be. As the right hand man of the enemy, it’s his job to figure out if she’s a threat. More so, if she’s a risk to his hidden agenda and well laid plans. Soon enough, he realizes the only danger she poses is to his hardened heart. After all, there’s no defense against the scorching desire dragons feel when they find their long lost mate.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Travel Back to Tenth Century Scandinavia in Fury of a Viking. #vikingromance



Happy Spring! I hope everyone’s doing great. As always, I’m crazy busy and writing away. All sorts of fun stuff coming up. Lately, of course, my primary focus has been on Matthew, Shannon, Emily and Håkon’s story. For the first time ever, I brought together a couple who have young children. What a ride! As you can imagine, a lot more goes into it. Nonetheless, it was an incredible adventure with more revelations than most books. So lots coming together in this one. Hope you enjoy!

Blurb


Shannon usually prefers the dead to the living. But then running a funeral parlor offers a different perspective. Peace and escape. Or at least it did until the day she’s summoned by her sister to their Winter Harbor chalet in Maine. Now she knows the truth. The veil between worlds is far thinner than she thought. In fact, it’s so thin she and her daughter Emily slip back in time.

Of dragon blood, Matthew Sigdir has suffered more loss than most. A wife. Sister. Now, because of a vicious enemy, possibly his son, Håkon. Infuriated, determined to find his child, he heads north over unforgiving land. What he doesn’t expect is a twenty-first century little girl and her beautiful mother, Shannon, to join him on his quest. Nor does he expect Hel to show them favor. And there’s no turning away Loki’s daughter when she offers help. Now they have to navigate not only through the elements of a wicked Scandinavian winter but Helheim itself, the underworld of the dead.

While they travel, Matthew and Shannon are forced to face their pasts. What they left behind and all that haunts them. As they do, old wounds heal. Hope grows. Love sparks. Through it all, Emily leads them ever closer to Håkon. She’s the key. But is it already too late? Will they make it in time to save Matthew’s son? Or is the enemy one step ahead of them?


Excerpt


Matthew nodded, more and more impressed by Shannon. He said nothing but watched her out of the corner of his eye, again taken by her appearance. Her slender body. The fine lines of her profile.

She possessed a quiet, mesmerizing sort of elegance and he found himself imagining what her dragon might look like. Would it match the sleek blackness of her hair or would it be the addictive blue of her eyes? He imagined she would make a stunning addition to his homeland as she flew over its turbulent waters, the sea spray coating her body in shimmering moisture.

“Matthew?” she said softly with that tempting tone she was so good at. It was designed to be soothing and compassionate for those going through difficult times, but his dragon heard a little something else as well. A seductiveness he was fairly certain she didn’t know she emitted. A sensuality he suspected was her inner beast responding to his.

“Matthew?” she repeated, tilting her head ever-so-slightly in question. “Are you with me?”

Oh, he was with her all right.Just in the last way he intended. A way he thought he had been able to set aside. But all he could seem to focus on now were her lips. How much he wanted to kiss them again.

“Yes,” he managed, his voice a little gruff as he became overly aware of her scent still lingering on him. “I am with you, Shannon.” He stood. “But as you said before, it is time to rest. We’ll talk more tomorrow, yes?”

“Sure, if that’s what you’d prefer.” She looked at him with concern, obviously refocused on the battle and what had happened to him. “Whenever you need to talk, I’ll do my best to listen. What you’ve experienced, what you’re going through, isn’t easy.”

Much to his dismay, sexual frustration only grew as he pulled on his tunic and boots. He didn’t want to talk but do something else entirely. And that only fed his aggravation. He should want to get to the bottom of things.

Yet his muddled mind remained focused on her scent.

Her looks.

On how she would feel beneath him.

“It’s only normal to be feeling what you are right now,” she murmured as they headed back. “It’s normal to want to find relief from all the stress you’re under.”

At first, he didn’t realize what she was talking about until he heard the switch of her breathing in the darkness and caught the sweetness of her arousal. She was catching glimpses of his thoughts and referring to his untimely lust. As they cut through a narrow corridor of rock and were forced to walk single file, his eyes dropped to her shapely backside, and he almost groaned.

Was it normal to feel so strongly about her right now? To imagine pressing her against the wall and closing his lips over hers more firmly this time? Then to fall to his knees and inhale her desire? When Shannon cleared her throat, and her heart rate increased even more, he knew for certain she heard his thoughts. And was likely even well aware of his arousal through senses alone.

Especially if they were dragon mates.

He could deny it all he wanted, but there was no mistaking the way he responded to her. The jealousy he felt not only when Kodran pulled her close but when Cameron put his arm around her. He might have a real problem. Though he assumed he was well in control of himself around female dragons, it seemed he was wrong. Because the last thing he felt when she stopped short, and he came against her back, was in control.

“What is it?” he murmured, lowering his head and inhaling the warmth of her skin. “Why did you stop?”

“I just had the strangest feeling,” she whispered.

A shiver of awareness rippled through her when his hands landed on either side of her slim waist. She liked the feeling of him behind her like this. And he liked it just as much.

“What kind of feeling?” he managed as he stepped even closer and kept inhaling. He was so aroused he could barely remember why he shouldn’t be. In fact, any sense of decency was just about gone.






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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Clock is Ticking Down...



Hello all! Hope you're having a fabulous week. I just had to share something AMAZING!! You don’t want to miss this!

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Hearts Through Time Goes All Out For Valentine's Day! #timetravel #romance



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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Cover Reveal! Mercenary Moon by Lola Taylor



Mercenary Moon
Blackbriar Creek Wolves
Book One
Lola Taylor

Genre: Werewolf Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Indigo Dreamer Press

Date of Publication: May 2017

Number of pages: novel-length

Cover Artist: Roz Marshall of Alba Covers

Book Description


He’s bad to the bone… but then again, so is she.

Werewolf Nyx Dawson has blood on his paws—a lot of it. But he’s done with the brutal life of a mercenary. Doesn’t mean he ever thought he’d end up in his small, Southern hometown of Blackbriar Creek, Tennessee. Back with his mother and baby sister, and the rowdy bunch of werewolves he’d sworn a pack oath to as a pup. For a while, life seems peaceful and he thinks he can put his dark past behind him—until one of the most vicious, powerful alphas this side of the Smokies shows up and threatens to kill his family if he doesn’t comply with his demands…

Evangeline “Eva” Carlyle has spent her life wearing a mask. Being the perfect, obedient daughter. Being the stoic alpha-elect of her father’s pack. Being the face of her father’s paranormal pharmaceutical company, Carlyle Enterprises. Only, she doesn’t want her sizable inheritance or his paltry love—she wants his head. A life for a life, the collection of a blood debt that has been long overdue. The Golden Wolf is going to answer for his many covered up crimes against the paranormal world, and she’s determined to be the harbinger of justice.

But her father’s nobody’s fool. He knows someone is out to get him, and so blackmails one of the deadliest mercenaries into hunting down his would-be killer and taking them out first. Legend or not, Eva doesn’t think the arrogant and hotter-than-hell Nyx will be a problem. And Nyx certainly would never allow himself to fall for a werewolf aristocrat, no matter how much his inner wolf yearns to mate with her.

As the two of them tiptoe around each other, sparks begin to fly and passion mounts. Secrets—and blood—will be spilled. The closer Nyx grows to Eva, the more he’s convinced she’s his mate. And in the end, he’ll have to make the ultimate decision—kill the woman he loves to save his family, or defy his greatest enemy and risk losing everyone he holds dear.


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About the Author



“Lola Taylor” is a pen name created for the romances I can’t show my grandma without blushing. My favorite genre to write is romantic suspense, usually involving hot werewolves, warlocks, or any other type of paranormal creature. Keep the action hot and the romance hotter—that’s my motto! I’m a horror film junkie, I still love Halloween as an adult (seriously, I think I get more excited for it than some kids do), and what precious spare time I have is spent with my family, reading (everything from sci fi to middle grade), playing the flute, painting pretty pictures, or screwing around on Pinterest or Etsy. Hailing from the South, I currently live in the Midwest with five fur babies and my hubby.

I’m pretty easy-going. If you want to get to know me or just say “hi,” you can find me on Facebook, Google + , Pinterest,and Goodreads.


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Betrayals, Secrets, Torture, and Passion. Angelic Anarchy by J.P. Epperson.



Today it’s my pleasure to welcome over J.P. Epperson, author of Angelic Anarchy, Book One in the Heaven on Earth Series.

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Wicked Peach Publishing, LLC

Editor: KT Editing Services

Date of Publication: September 6, 2016

ISBN: 069276898X
ASIN: B01KY5HAW6

Number of pages: 256
Word Count: 75,000-80,000

Cover Artist: PhatPuppy Art Studios
Cover Typography: Font Diva

Book Description


Where there is goodness, evil is sure to follow. Where there is light, darkness is never far behind.

Belleeza isn’t the angel your parents told you about as a child. She’s a weapon. A warrior. But even warriors have their weaknesses—and even warriors can have their hearts broken. Betrayed by the only man she’s ever loved, Belleeza throws herself into an unusual mission to find a missing teenage boy. But the treacherous path she finds herself on could lead her closer towards the darkness than she had ever imagined—perhaps even into the depths of Hell itself. And what about Colton, the beautiful angel turned demon who trampled all over her heart?

Betrayals, secrets, torture, and passion. Be careful what you wish for—Heaven on Earth might just be more than you bargained for.

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Let’s Interview…


How did you come up with the title?

The title was easy. The story revolves around an Angel and Anarchy came up a few times in the storyline. Angelic Anarchy came to mind and I loved the way it rolled off the tongue. It summed up the story nicely. It also gave me an idea for all the future title in the series. I already had the outline for the 2nd book when I came up with Angelic Anarchy. So, I knew Book 2 would have a major betrayal. That’s when it occurred to me to keep with the pattern—AA, BB, CC…and so on. So, Book 2 was titled Beautiful Betrayal before I even wrote it.

Tell us about your book cover and how it relates to your story?

Love my covers—both were done by the talented Claudia of Phatpuppy Art Studios. The cover shows a woman wielding a sword of fire. Belleeza has many abilities as an angel warrior—one of them being to call light and fire to the palms of her hands.

What sort of personality does your heroine have?

Belleeza is a complicated creature. She suffered from many major losses. As such, she trained herself to clip her emotions. She views emotions as weakness and to avoid any further pain—she became cold and disconnected. She buried all the heartache deep down and the more she struggles to maintain composure the more she seems to implode with rage and resentment. She has a warrior’s mentality—brave, strong-willed, and honorable. However, she’s also angry, confused, and heartbroken.

Did you enjoy writing one scene above all the rest? If so, share.

Yes, there are several scenes that I enjoyed writing. I especially like the final scenes. However, there is a scene when the heroin, Belleeza, is forced to remember some very dark points in her relationship with Colton. Colton was Belleeza’s soul mate and partner—he was also warrior angel until he lost his wings and became a demon. In this scene, Belleeza relieves one horrible fight after another with Colton. It was very raw and realistic. All couples have those moments or dark periods at some point so it kind of hits close to home.

How long have you been writing? How long have you been published?

I started writing in 2012. Angelic Anarchy is my debut novel—I’ve only been published since September 2016.

What genre/genres do you prefer to write? Are there other genres you’d like to write in the future?

I love paranormal romance and urban fantasy. I have some ideas for contemporary and psychological romance that I may pursue in the future.

Do you write books in series? If so, share a bit about the series you currently have published or are coming soon.

Yes, Angelic Anarchy is Book 1 of the Heaven on Earth Series. Book 2, Beautiful Betrayal, is scheduled for release on April 4, 2017. Also, in the works is Book 1 of a new series with all new characters and creatures. I hope to release that one late summer.

If you could make changes to a story you’ve already written, which would it be and why?

Yes, absolutely. I received a lot of great constructive criticism on Angelic Anarchy from reviewers and beta readers. With it being my first book I wasn’t aware of my weaknesses as a writer. I was overly detailed and the pace wasn’t quite right. I was told a few times that it had too much action. I was also told several times that it starts a bit slow until midpoint and then it takes off and finishes strong. I applied everything I learned from Book 1 to Book 2 and it seems to flow at a much more natural pace. I hope to continue to improve with all future works. At some point, I’d like to go back and revise Angelic Anarchy. 

Excerpt


CHAPTER 1

Scalding hot water traced the scars along my back as I placed my hands against the stone shower wall. As a warrior angel, I have survived several years of battle, but not unscathed. I have many battle wounds—most of which reside on my back and arms. Wounds from human weapons we tend to heal without a problem; wounds by the weapons of angels and demons are not so forgiving.

After weeks of searching for him, last night I finally caught up with the demon I had been hunting. He put up a ferocious fight and my muscles were still aching despite the heat of the shower but I would be getting briefed on my next case soon so reluctantly I reached out and turned off the faucet.

Just before I stepped out of the shower, I froze. The air changed, and I knew that I was no longer alone. Don’t ask me how I knew because I couldn’t tell you. Not really. There was no pop, or bells; no flash of light, breezes, or anything like that. It was as if there was just the slightest shift in the air. I braced for attack, reached my right hand behind my back, and unsheathed a sword that wasn’t there a moment before. My heavenly relics—my weapons—are always there when I need them and never when I don’t. Where they go when I am unarmed, I have no idea. All that matters to me is that they are there when I reach for them.

With my left foot, I kicked open the glass door and stepped out into the empty bathroom, dripping wet. Utterly naked but for my sword. I peeked around the door and slowly entered my bedroom.

“What do you want?” I said to the empty room, making my voice as calm as possible.

“Relax, Beauty, I’m completely unarmed,” said a humored voice without a face. “You’re looking just as scrumptious as the last time we faced each other.”

A dark-haired figure walked in, full of ease, and leaned against my bedroom door, crossing his feet. He had an apple from my dining-room table in his hand. I spun my sword, placing the tip of it into his throat the moment he walked through the door. He brought the apple to his mouth, rubbed it against his shirt, and took a big bite, looking as though he didn’t have a care in the world.

It was Colton. My heart leapt in my chest. It had been a few years since I’d last seen him. 

Just as beautiful as he was the day he walked away . . . Except that now he was a demon, of course.

About the Author




JP Epperson lives in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a lover of all things fantasy and paranormal. When not writing new adult fiction or sitting with her head in a book she enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons. JP is a lover of the outdoors and her second home is a tent in the woods curled up with a book next to a campfire.