• My sexy Sasquatch story, Shifted in Seattle, is finished + a COVER REVEAL! #paranomal #shifter

    At long last, Shifted in Seattle, my sexy Sasquatch story is finished. It only took: 40,037 Words + 25 Active Writing Days + 5 Months to get there.

    Geez! I thought I’d never get that one finished.

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    Shifted in Seattle is my SEVENTH BOOK! Holy Moly, Batgirl.

    Also, I don’t count that first spurt of writing in May in my five-month count. I just had to start it. The earnest writing didn’t begin until November.

    The draft is out to several beta readers now and after those revisions, I’ll send it for professional editing and proofing. I’m looking at a June publishing date. Pre-order will be up as soon as I have an actual editing date set.

    I think this is such a fun story. Here’s the blurb in progress and the big cover reveal below…

    Shifted_In_Seattle_600x900There’s a reason no one’s ever captured a Sasquatch.

    Sasquatches have roamed the Pacific Northwest for centuries, protected by the wilds of the northern territories and the Lummi Nation.

    When Seattle author Ethan Lane’s secret is exposed after a blind date with Ruby Parsons goes wonderfully right, then horribly wrong, he’s faced with betraying his clan or losing his only chance at true love and a normal life.

    Sometimes love gets hairy.

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  • Spotlight on Whereafter by Terri Bruce #contemporary #fantasy #paranormal

    Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000446_00074]Whereafter

    Afterlife

    Book 3

    Terri Bruce

     

    Genre: Contemporary fantasy/paranormal

    Publisher: Mictlan Press

    Date of Publication: March 15, 2016

    ISBN: 9780991303649

    Number of pages: 345

    Word Count: 100,000

    Formats available:

    Paperback and all ebook formats

    Cover Artist: Shelby Robinson – artwork

    Jennifer Stolzer – layout and design

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    How Far Would You Go To Get Your Life Back?

    Stuck in the afterlife on an island encircled by fire and hunted by shadows bent on trapping them there forever, Irene and Andras struggle to hold onto the last vestiges of their physical selves, without which they can never return to the land of the living. But it’s not just external forces they’ll have to fight as the pair grow to realize they have different goals. Irene still clings to the hope that she can somehow return to her old life—the one she had before she died—while Andras would be only too glad to embrace oblivion.

    Meanwhile, Jonah desperately searches for a way to cross over to the other side, even if doing so means his death. His crossing over, however, is the one thing that could destroy Irene’s chances of returning home.

    Too many obstacles, too many people to save, and the thing Irene most desperately wants—to return to her old life—seems farther away than ever. Only one thing is clear: moving on will require making a terrible sacrifice.

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    Andras grunted, the sound filled with suspicion. Irene bent down to tie her shoelace, as much to avoid eye contact as anything. When she straightened up, something in the distance caught her eye, shimmering like a mirage. She squinted, not sure she was really seeing what she thought she saw.

    “You know, now might be a good time for you to tell me what it was like to live in a castle,” she said.

    Andras shook his head, sadly, as if Irene had disappointed him. “You cling too much to the past. Forget the trappings of life. Free your mind from these longings, and so, free your soul. Only then will we be able to escape these shackles and enter Heaven to rest at the side of God.”

    Why did he always have to argue about everything? “For God’s sake,” she said, exasperated, “just answer the question!”

    “Wherefore?”

    Irene pointed to the hulking structure in the distance. “Because,” she said as Andras whirled around to see what she was pointing at, “correct me if I’m wrong, but that looks like a castle.”

    “Wow!” Irene said, her eyes roving over the dark, crenellated structure hulking in the far distance. It gleamed dully, the color of burnt blood in a fading afternoon sun. “What the hell do you think that is?”

    Andras grunted. “As you said—Hell.”

    Irene frowned at him, but her lips quirked in amusement. “Why do you have to be so negative? It could just as easily be Heaven. God is supposed to live in a palace, right—the whole ‘my father’s house has many rooms’ thing? A castle is just a type of palace.”

    Andras gave her a dry look. “Does that look like Heaven?”

    Irene was on the verge of agreeing that the castle did not in any way look how she imagined Heaven when it shimmered, as if the fading sunlight had been redirected by mirrors. Light rippled across the castle’s surface and the dull, dark, burnt-blood color transformed into gleaming, bright, silver-white. Crisp white pennants flapped from the corners as if whipped by wind. Irene thought she could hear them snapping crisply.

    Irene looked at Andras, and he looked at her. His expression made it clear that he had seen the same transformation she had. It was as if the building was trying to trick them into coming closer.

     

    terri bruceAbout the Author:

    Terri Bruce has been making up adventure stories for as long as she can remember and won her first writing award when she was twelve. Like Anne Shirley, she prefers to make people cry rather than laugh, but is happy if she can do either. She produces fantasy and adventure stories from a haunted house in New England where she lives with her husband and three cats. She is the author of the Afterlife Series, which includes Hereafter (Afterlife #1) and Thereafter (Afterlife #2) and several short stories including “Welcome to OASIS” (“Dear Robot” anthology, Kelly Jacobson publisher) and “The Well” (“Scratching the Surface” anthology, Third Flatiron Press).

     

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  • Reaper Series Audio Books Available Now. Book one is only $2.99!

    Reaper Series Audio Books Available Now

    At last, the Reaper Series audio book versions are available for the enjoyment of your ear balls. You can listen while you’re in a car, going far. On a bus and in a rush. On a plane or waiting for a train. Wherever you are, Reapers won’t be far.

    Okay, enough with my inner Seuss.

    Also, if you don’t mind, leave a review on the audio version. It will make my narrator Michael Rubino smile. Me too. Here you are…go get ‘em and enjoy!

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    This audio book was produced by Harlequin and has a different cover and narrator, BUT it also has Whispersync enabled on Amazon, which means if you already bought the book (or download it for FREE HERE), you can ADD the audio book for $2.99!!!!!!!

    That’s total awesomesauce, right there.

    Book Blurb: They see death. Can they share a life?

    Ruth Scott can read the energy of every person she meets. Then she meets Deacon Walker. She can see his ice-blue eyes, his black hair, and his gorgeous face. But this beautiful stranger has no aura. Deacon is just as unsettled by Ruth – and, having spent more than 200 years ushering souls to Purgatory,

    Deacon is seldom shocked by anything. As he helps Ruth to understand her true nature, she awakens desires that he decided long ago a Reaper can’t afford. A demon invasion forces Deacon to confront the darkness in his own past even as he fights to save the human souls he’s charged to protect. When he’s taken captive, his first concern is for Ruth. But Ruth just might be able to save herself – and the Reaper she can’t live without – if she can learn to wield her newfound powers.

     

     

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    Book Blurb: He’s a reaper who has given up on saving souls. Will a dying woman be his salvation?

    After a century of enslavement to pure evil, Kylen Larson is finally free. But he’s long past caring. The only woman he ever loved is dead, and he’s tormented by memories of the horrors his demon parasite forced him to commit. Now, he lives for nothing more than hunting down the infernal creatures invading Meridian, Arkansas, and destroying them.

    Olivia Evans is in the final stages of cancer when Kylen accidentally saves her from demonic possession. When he rescues this innocent soul, Kylen rediscovers his mission and his heart. All he wants is to help Olivia stay alive. He’ll just have to fight off an invasion from Hell first.

     

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    Book Blurb: By day he saves lives in the city he loves. Can he save souls too?

    Nate is an EMT, a witch and a newly inducted member of the Reaper Authority Force. What he’s not is a reaper. With unexplained abilities, his true nature lies somewhere in between the angels, demons and reapers he finds himself involved with. When he’s paired with the reaper Maeve, he struggles to find his place in the rising war to save the souls of Meridian and the world.

    Maeve has tried to hide her reaper handicap – her toxic reaper energy – her colleagues. But when she’s possessed by a fallen angel and forced to poach souls for Hell, her greatest weakness might be the only thing that saves her.

    Nate uses his growing powers and his innate magic to find Maeve. He’ll do whatever it takes to save her, revealing more than he ever imagined in the process.

     

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  • Spotlight On ★★NEW RELEASE★★ Captured by the Cyborg by Cara Bristol #SFR #SCIFI

    Captured_600x900Captured by the Cyborg (Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance 3)

    Author: Cara Bristol

    Genre: Science fiction romance

    ISBN: 9780996145268

    Captured by the Cyborg Description

    Sometimes the biggest risk is to one’s heart….

    An ex-Cyber Operations field agent, Dale Homme has kissed danger and betrayal more times than he cares to count. Now he runs a clandestine factory beneath the surface of the moon Deceptio, where confidentiality and security matter more than anything. When a beautiful young woman arrives seeking a job, Dale knows within minutes she’s lying. Everything about her is false: her past, the people she claims to know, her reason for being on Deceptio. Illumina Smith? Even her name is an alias.

    Logic says send her packing. His gut says she’s in trouble. She needs him. So he’ll do anything to keep her safe….even if it means keeping her captive.

     

     

     

    Captured by the Cyborg is available in ebook and print.

    Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

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    Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29258375-captured-by-the-cyborg

     

     

    ★★★★My Review★★★★

    Captured by the Cyborg

    Ex Cy-Ops agent Dale Homme’s first love has always been his job and his spacecraft. Not necessarily in that order. When Illumina Smith lands on the desolate moon that’s home to his intergalactic chop shop, he begins to peel back the mysterious layers of her story and resume that just don’t make sense. Starting with why she’s luminous when she lies.

    I loved these characters and this story so much. Dale and Illumina are my favorite couple so far! This series gets better and better.

    Excerpt from Captured by the Cyborg

    (In this scene hero Dale Homme is interviewing job candidates. He just met the heroine)

    The woman’s head didn’t reach his shoulder. But what she lacked in stature, she compensated for with hair.

    Shimmering, silvery-blonde waves of it tumbled to her hips. The platinum shade didn’t reflect light, it radiated it, almost as if the individual strands were composed of fibers of light itself. Although women could and did take chemical supplements to alter pigment at the cellular level, and platinum hair was not unusual, the combined effect of the color and shine was. Striking under the harsh artificial illumination—what would it look like in moonlight?

    In a complete violation of propriety, he reached out to touch. He caught himself and snapped his hand to his side, calling upon his nanocytes to stamp out the kindling of desire. Turned on by a job candidate’s hair. This is what happened when you didn’t get laid often enough. Not entirely his fault though. He’d planned to visit the Darius 4 pleasure resort, until Lamis-Odg terrorists had destroyed the place. Under reconstruction, reopening hadn’t been scheduled yet.

    He forced his attention away from her hair.

    And noticed her clothing. What the hell was she wearing? Masculine, almost military-style trousers in a fabric mottled in various shades of tan led to clunky coyote-brown boots. A loose-fitting jacket in the same variegated pattern covered her top half. Fatigues—but from what century? The twenty-first maybe? Where had she acquired the getup?

    “Mr. Homme?” Gray eyes met his in a direct stare. “I’m Illumina Smith. Thank you for seeing me.” Her voice tinkled like chimes blowing in a gentle wind, but the hand that seized his gripped like a steel clamp.

    It’s not an arm wrestling match. He hid his amusement while noting the slenderness of her bone structure. His thumb and index finger would overlap if he were to encircle her wrist. “Come in. Have a seat.” He gestured.

    She lurched with a jerky, awkward gait to the chair and sat, her posture rigid. Her robotic movement was so opposite the grace he’d expected, he ran a quick scan. No, not android. An organic, sentient life-form, but not human either.

    “Your name is very unusual.” He plopped into his sensa-chair, which immediately conformed to the shape of his body and began a massage.

    A tiny furrow creased her forehead. “Smith is a common Terran surname.”

    If she was Terran, he was a six-eyed, webbed-handed Arcanian. “I meant Illumina.”Cy-Ops series

    Captured by the Cyborg is third in the Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance series but is written to be read as a stand-alone novella.

    Don’t miss the other books in the series!

     

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    USA Today bestselling author Cara Bristol has published more than twenty-five erotic romance titles, including contemporary and science fiction romance.  No matter what the subgenre, one thing remains constant: her emphasis on character-driven seriously hot erotic stories with sizzling chemistry between the hero and heroine. Cara has lived many places in the United States, but currently lives in Missouri with her husband. She has two grown stepkids. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading and traveling.

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    March is the Reaper Series’ one-year publishing anniversary! Enter to win the perfect soundtrack!

     

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  • Watch my guest appearance on The Mystery Hour #urbanfantasy #author #interview

    So this happened. Last month, I was a guest on our local late-night televised talk show The Mystery Hour. It was their Valentine’s episode so we talked about paranormal romance and urban fantasy and writing. It was a hoot. You can watch the entire show here or skip ahead to 11:10 to see my segment.

    Feel free to make your comments here or on YouTube.

    Apparently, I giggle a lot.

    Who knew?


  • Spotlight On ★★NEW RELEASE★★ Dark Devotion by Lauren Dawes #NorseGods #Odin #Loki #UrbanFantasy

    Beneath Rhys’s skin lies a legendary and feared beast. Rhys is tormented by his daily struggle to contain the ruthless, cold-blooded creature sharing his body. But when his best friend Galen disappears, Rhys’s careful restraint and self-control are finally broken. Fueled with a desire to find Galen, Rhys strikes an unlikely alliance with the only god who knows the truth about his dark past.
    Taer has found her revenge, yet she’s still not happy. There’s something missing from her life, but still she fights what her heart is telling her. It’s only when the incredibly infuriating and dangerously sexy Aubrey goes missing that she can admit her true feelings for him. Taer’s racing against time to rescue Aubrey, but when will she finally allow him into her heart?
    Perfect for fans of Gina Showalter and Patricia Briggs.
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    Other titles in this series:

    Dark Deceit (book #1) 
    Dark Desire (book #2)

    About Lauren

    Born in South Africa and raised in Sydney, Lauren Dawes is an urban fantasy/paranormal romance writer and the author of the Dark Series.
    In 2009, she quit her full-time job teaching English as a Second Language to finally begin writing “that book”, letting her over-active imagination pour out onto the digital pages, much to everyone’s horror. The catch phrase “I didn’t know you had such a dark imagination” only fueled her to write more, where her love for Norse mythology and gods finally got the spotlight.
    She currently lives with her husband and daughter in whatever city they happen to be posted to, and her cat, Oscar, who has inspired more than one character quirk or scene in her books.
    To find out more, visit www.authorlaurendawes.com

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