• When a Missed Connections ad leads to finding Bigfoot… #PNR #shifter # romance

    Shifted in Seattle all begins with this real-life Seattle Craigslist Missed Connections ad.

    H.P. Lovecraft: Stand-Up Comedian – m4w (Annex Theater) – Seattle

    Tuesday night, after the show, you and I flirted while in line for the bathroom. We agreed that even if the staff had to clean up a blood sacrifice, the place was still nicer than the streets below.

    You smiled at me as you took off, but there was no chance for me to get your name.

    Buy you a drink sometime? We might as well enjoy ourselves before Cthulhu rises…

    After seeing that ad, my writer wheels started turning. Seattle? Hmmm…lots of Sasquatch sightings in the Seattle area. What if…

    And a book was born.

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    No one’s ever captured a Sasquatch.
    Until now.

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

    When Seattle author Ethan Lane’s secret is exposed after a first 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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    Here are a few real-life Craiglist Missed Connections read for dramatic effect by my friends at The Mystery Hour.

     

    Have you ever placed or answered a Missed Connections ad? How did it turn out?

     


  • Your worst first date probably didn’t end with a Sasquatch #paranormal #bigfoot #romance

    I’ll be honest. I was trying to count exactly how many first dates I’ve ever had… I think it was ten. And they were all from 1985-1988. So yeah, it’s been a while.

    Shifted in Seattle begins with a first date that goes wonderfully right, then horribly wrong. I polled my Facebook friends and fans about their disastrous first dates, and here’s what they had to say. Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction, but other times…it all ends with a Sasquatch.

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    OMG. So what made mine SO bad was I married the guy and it was the worst 15 years of my life! Be warned, if the date is bad… it’s a SIGN. A BIG sign. Ugh…- Anonymous #1

    I was stood up twice in the same night — by the same guy. I also had a guy hand me a 5 page single spaced typed treatise on why women should pay their own way on a date. God, I’m glad I’m married. –Anonymous #2

    A guy I had dated told me a friend of his would be perfect for me. So I went for drinks with both of them. They both got drunk. I had to drive home. Plus, the guy he thought I would like was wearing these weird blue jean with blocks of denim. I vowed I would never see him again. But I did. We were married 9 months later and had 33 years of (mostly) happy times until he passed suddenly on 2014.  -Anonymous #3

    Ok. So I went on a date with a guy that said, I’m leaving in a few weeks. ( we all know what that means) so I said well I’m leaving tomorrow. Nervous because I’d never done this before so quick I hit my friend with the car when she was getting out. He got to my house. Got butt naked and passed out. I called my friend in horror because he had a full bush. She talked me into trimming it down and waxing him. That was before I was an esthetician. He woke up screaming. With half a bush and darted out the door. And my best friend saw him a week later and was like… So you’re the one Precious got ahold of huh? – Not-so-Anonymous Precious

    Blind date shows up to take me out to Cracker Barrel. He looked NOTHING like his photo and was very unattractive. He had Tourette’s syndrome and he rocked back and forth, grimacing and making grunting noises. He only talked about oysters the entire time- how to grow oysters, cook oysters, oyster recipes, etc… During the meal, his dentures fell out of his mouth! Then he made me pay for my own food. Then he went out to his car (where a box of wine was waiting on the floorboard) and he got drunk. Before he left, he said, “I just want you to know that in case a relationship develops between us, that I REALLY LIKE OYSTERS.” It was the most traumatizing date ever. LOL. I felt like I was in a Monty Python skit. –Anonymous #4

    Sure… went to lunch once with a very nice man (blind date whose relative had been trying to set us up for a long time) and enjoyed listening to stories about his ex-wife for the entire afternoon. –Anonymous #5

    We went to see “Hot Shots,” the most embarrassing, stupid spoof ever. Then, when he dropped me off, he pinned me against the door to force me to kiss him. Sorry, no. The whole date was a mistake, and he stalked me as I worked as a carhop at Sonic (where we met) and asked why I wasn’t returning his calls, after that. Yikes. –Anonymous #6

    My worst date was a blind date. He showed up late to a group date, looked like he crawled out from under brush and talked about his ex the whole time. I ordered chicken, He left and stuck our hosts and me with the bill. We laughed about it was so bad. –Anonymous #7

    I went to insomnia cinema to see her choice. The Hills Have Eyes (horrid). Like the worst movie ever. It was a sign! 30 years later and she still likes to pick the flick. They aren’t all duds but I’ve seen some cheeky, geeky, campy stuff! – My husband

     

    What about you? Have you ever experienced a disastrous first date?

    Read how it all started for Ruby and Ethan here: Shifted First Chapter

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    No one’s ever captured a Sasquatch.
    Until now.

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

    When Seattle author Ethan Lane’s secret is exposed after a first 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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  • Pre-Order Shifted in Seattle: A sexy Sasquatch shifter story. #paranormal #romance

    At long last, we have a publishing date!!! Shifted in Seattle will publish in ALL FORMATS Monday, October 3, 2016. Yes, that means Nook, iBooks, Kobo, Amazon, Smashwords and wherever and however else you could possibly download and read it. I want to make this convenient for you, friend because Sasquatches need love too.

    But, but, but, you say. That’s FOREVER FROM NOW. Easy now, don’t get your Jack Links in a twist. I know you’ve been waiting FOREVER, but this will give me time to tell you the story behind THE STORY. You won’t believe all the fun stuff I discovered while researching my Bigfoot story. In fact, you might just want to subscribe to this blog right up there in the right-hand corner or perhaps HERE so you don’t miss a post.

    While you’re up there, subscribe to my newsletter too because I have some prizes I’ll be giving away in the coming weeks to newsletter subscribers ONLY. Let me sweeten the deal a bit and mention one of those prizes might be chocolate.

    Okay, yeah, it’s chocolate. And it’s epic.

     

    In the meantime, you can pre-order here:

    Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Shifted-Seattle-Lisa-Medley-ebook/dp/B01KH7LBP8

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    No one’s ever captured a Sasquatch.

    Until now.

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

    When Seattle author Ethan Lane’s secret is exposed after a first 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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  • Top 10 Reasons Why Getting My Geek On at Age 48 Rocks #Geeks #Pokemon #Firefly #Cosplay #Supernatural

    I was slow to the geek game. My brother was a much better and earlier geek than I was. He’s three and a half years younger than me and was constantly trying to get me to play games with him. Boring games like Stratego and Risk. Erm, no thanks. He got into Dungeons & Dragons early, and I’m pretty sure my mom thought he was heading straight to Hell because of it or at least down some dark, drug-filled alley. Parents really didn’t understand a game that used your IMAGINATION back then. Kids who played those games were weird loners.

    Wait, maybe that was just my own judgment coming through.

    He was also a charter player of World of Warcraft. He’s has fourteen high-level characters playing the game. I’m heading over to his house soon so he can help me set up my first.

    Honestly, though, I didn’t get it. I needed games I understood and could win at. Not games that took place mostly in my head, lasted for days/weeks/years and never had a clear winner.

    Not to say I didn’t do/share/participated in my share of geeky things. Television and movies were more my bag in the 80s and 90s. I loved so many shows. M.A.S.H. was one of the first, Fantasy Island, Love Boat, all of those 30-minute sitcoms. Mine was the Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink era. Those were my people and my geekdom.

    I was always more of a geek than a nerd. I tend to think nerds are smarter and mathier than I am. #TeamGeek

    Now, at age 48, I’m finally embracing my geekiness. And friends, the geeking is good.

    Top 10 Reasons Why Getting My Geek On at Age 48 Rocks

    #10 It’s much easier to find and connect with geeks these days via the Internet, comic stores and conventions. I’ve been to three comic cons now and San Diego Comic Con is so on my bucket list. #someonesendmetickets

    #9 My little brother is no longer interested in breaking my toys.

    #8 I can DRIVE—to cons, comic stores, movies, Pokémon meet-ups—and I don’t have a curfew.

    #7 I have a job and money, which means if I want to spend $5 on a Supernatural Mystery Mini or Pokémon cards AND a $5 Starbuck’s coffee …I CAN. #bestofbothworlds

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    #6 I no longer care if someone thinks I’m a geek. In fact, I feel rather proud of that label and aspire to even higher levels of geekiness. #LevelUp

    #5 We have the Twitter, which means I can interact with movie and television show actors and writers as well as authors of books I love. I get a little charge every time one of them likes or replies to my tweets. Seriously, it’s addictive, and I have to dial back my stalking tendencies. #alltalknostalk

     

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    #4 Lots of my real-life and online friends are geeks too, and we can chat across the Interwebs before, during and after especially awe-inspiring episodes and events. #lifeisgood

    #3 I am confident enough in my geekiness I’m not afraid to ask questions. If I don’t know how to battle in a Pokémon gym, I’m not above asking a ten-year-old.  #likeaboss

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    # 2 I can dress up as my favorite characters and people think I’m cool. Some people think I’m cool. Random con people think I’m cool, like Captain Mal. The rest of you don’t count. #cosplayrocks

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    #1 I can be a badass superhero (or trainer) even if it is only in an augmented reality game that neither the people at my day job nor my family has any interest in. Level 10, baby! #TeamValor

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    What makes your geek flag fly?

     

     

     

     


  • Cover Reveal: Reap & Reckon, Book Four of The Reaper Series by Lisa Medley #darkfantasy #urbanfantasy #paranormalromance

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    I’ve been holding on to this baby for a while now. Since the story is well underway, I couldn’t wait any longer to share it with you. Jaycee at Sweet ‘N Spicy designs has done such a fantastic job with my series covers.

    Don’t you think?

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    They look so pretty lined up there. They’d look even better on your e-reader. Book one is FREE EVERYWHERE. Get it here and start the series FREE today: http://lisa-medley.com/free-book/

    As always, reviews are welcome.

    Sign up for my newsletter or blog posts at the top right of this page to stay informed.

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  • Book Four of the Reaper Series: Reap & Reckon is underway

     

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    It’s happening, people. After much soul searching (and equal parts procrastination), I made progress on Reap & Reckon this weekend. The characters are already a constant chatter in my mind. They want their stories told.

    After a productive weekend, Reckon sits just over 10K. This pleases me.

    I started a Pinterest board. It will be fluid as the story develops, but there are a few tasty bits there to check out.

    https://www.pinterest.com/medley3/reap-reckon-book-four/

    I don’t have a projected publishing date yet. I mean, hey, I just started the thing. But so far, it’s going well. Really well. It feels good having the band back together.

    Also, I have a cover. Yeah, I had a cover many months before I knew if there would be a book. That’s how I roll.

    Look for a cover reveal later this week.

    What are you most hoping to find out in Reap & Reckon?


  • 100+ Reviews for Reap & Repent!

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    First of all THANK YOU for reading and reviewing Reap & Repent. Just last week, the book passed the 100 reviews mark. and sits with a 4.5 of 5 STAR rating on Amazon. 😀

    In honor of reaching this milestone, I’ve picked a random reviewer to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card.

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    I’ve punted around whether to continue the series. The folks who’ve read it keep emailing and contacting me about book four. So, as soon as I’m back from vacation in July, I promise, I’ll get back to Reap & Reckon. It’s going to take a while. The other Reaper Series books took me six months each to write. I’d said I’d have Reckon out in 2016. That could still happen, but it will more likely be early 2017. You have plenty of time to catch up on the series in e-book, print or audio 😀

    I have a good start. Oh, and I killed off a reaper in Chapter One.

    So there’s that to think about in the meantime, mhwahahahahahaha!

    If you’ve read Reap & Repent, please leave a short review on Amazon for me. Doesn’t have to be a book report or recap of the entire book. A sentence or two is just fine. Also, a share or two with your reader friends would certainly help 😀

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  • Spotlight on NEW RELEASE Trapped with the Cyborg by Cara Bristol #SFR #SCIFI #giveaway


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    Trapped with the Cyborg (Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance 4) by Cara Bristol

    Genre: Science fiction romance

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    Trapped with the Cyborg (Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance 4) blurb:

    The only thing more dangerous than a suicide mission is falling in love…

    Amanda Mansfield has faced challenges in her life: the disapproval of her critical father and the near-fatal accident that ended a promising military career and resulted in her transformation to cyborg. Now a Cyber Operations field agent, she volunteers to lead the most dangerous Cy-Ops mission ever: infiltrating enemy territory to find the secret hideaway of a terrorist mastermind. The last thing she needs is an added complication.

    Like him. Sonny Masters. Her partner. A streetwise former thug turned cyber operative with a lethal grin. He can’t seem to understand she’s in charge and does not require his protection. He’s everything she dislikes—and everything her body wants.

    If they can keep their hands off each other long enough to complete the mission, they might just get out alive…

    Trapped with the Cyborg (Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance 4) is a standalone read.

     

    Excerpt: In this opening scene, Sonny Masters is in bar waiting to meet up with his Cyber Operations partner when he observes and alien hitting on a blonde.

    The Malodonian leaned in close to the blonde. “What’s a pretty little thing like you doing in a place like this?”

    Sonny snorted into his drink. Did pickup lines like that ever work? He watched out of the corner of his eye and shamelessly eavesdropped. In the Nebula Lounge of the freewheeling Darius 4 Pleasure Resort, one could not expect privacy.

    “Minding my own business.” The woman’s glare suggested the Malodonian do the same.

    “How about I buy you a drink?” he persisted, unfazed by the rejection. His skin was as thick as it was blue.

    “Already have one.” She raised a double shot of Cerinian brandy. Her second. Sonny’s cyborg brain had kept track—not that counting to two proved a challenge. However, one single shot of the potent alien liqueur had been known to put many a stout man under the table. This woman could hold her liquor.

    She’d caught his attention the moment he’d entered the lounge. Like the Malodonian had noted, she was pretty—very pretty, but not so little. She was long limbed and toned in a way that he liked.

    He might have been tempted to try his luck himself—with a better line, of course—except he had little time for R&R. He needed to meet up with Manny, his Cyber Operations partner who would debrief him on the details of the next mission.

    Hover lights floating around the bar flattered the woman, turning her hair to pure gold, but the warm-toned illumination wasn’t kind to the Malodonian, whose blue skin acquired an unattractive green cast. “Why don’t I join you, then?” He planted himself next to her.

    “Why don’t you not?” Without wince or wobble, she knocked back the brandy and slid off the barstool. Tall, like he’d guessed. Sonny stood six foot six. Most females barely reached his shoulders. The blonde’s head would graze his chin. A nice fit for dancing, vertical and horizontal.

    “What’s the rush? Don’t run off.” The Malodonian grabbed her arm, his fingers biting into her skin.

    Amusement vanished. Sonny leaped to his feet. “I believe the lady said—”

    Before he could finish his sentence, she had the Malodonian on his knees, his arm wrenched at such an awkward angle Sonny almost felt sorry for the poor bastard.

    “What part of leave me alone didn’t you understand?” she said in the Malodonian language.

    The man’s guttural insult ended on a high note when she twisted his arm. “Get out of here.” She shoved him, sending him sprawling into a table. He swore again, his epithet translating to the C-word, and scrambled for the door.

    “Impressive.” Sonny applauded—from a safe distance.

    “The way I took him down?”

    “That, and the way you hold your liquor.”

    She scowled, but then her lips twitched in a reluctant smile that lit up her face. So she did have a sense of humor. If he had the time…well, maybe he could make some. Once he departed Darius 4, it would be a long while before he could avail himself of feminine companionship. Manny wouldn’t arrive until morning. Perhaps he and the blonde could work something out for tonight?

    Tread carefully, though. He’d hate to end up on his knees the way the Malodonian had. Not that the blonde could get him there. Despite being well-toned, she couldn’t beat a cyborg’s nanocyte-enhanced brawn. The image of them naked and wrestling, vying for dominance, brought a smile to his face. He’d win, of course. But he’d allow her to think she had a chance.

    “Something amuses you?” she asked.

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    Leave it to a man to ruin a perfect suicide mission.

    The only thing more dangerous than a suicide mission is falling in love.

    In a battle to save the galaxy, falling in love isn’t part of the mission plan…

     

    Cara Bristol 0914 smallAuthor bio and links:

    USA Today bestselling author Cara Bristol writes contemporary and science fiction romance and has topped the Amazon sales charts in science fiction and fantasy romance and erotica. No matter what the romance 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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