• Win Shifted in Seattle or more than 55 other paranormal shifter romances! #contest

    Today, I have a fun surprise that I’d like to share with you. I’ve teamed up with more than 55 fantastic paranormal shifter romance authors to give away a huge collection of novels to 2 lucky winners, PLUS a Kindle Fire to the Grand Prize winner!
    You can win my novel SHIFTED IN SEATTLE, plus books from authors like
    Enter the giveaway by clicking here:


    Good luck, and enjoy!

    Lisa Medley

  • Raise a little Hell, kick a little demon tail. The Heckmasters return. #historical #paranormal #romance

    I’m excited to share Allison Merritt’s re-release of The Heckmasters. These books are all the things we love!

    The Heckmasters Return

    Get them exclusively at Amazon–always free for KU subscribers!

    After Samhain’s final announcement of closure, The Heckmasters series disappeared from all retail sites.I’m very pleased to announce that they are back, better than ever, and ready to fight evil again!

    Although they have all new titles and covers, for the most part, they continue to be the same books you knew and loved, although I’m excited to tell you that Hell and Gone (formerly Tell), includes an alternate ending that I originally submitted with the manuscript. They also come at a lower price, so if that was ever a discouragement, I hope you enjoy the new pricing.

    While you’re reliving the heroics (or experiencing it for the first time), I hope you’ll check out my newest release, Lawless. It’s not a direct sequel to The Heckmasters series, but it tackles after-worldly issues and even briefly mentions that there are things that go bump in the night. It’s available on Kindle as well!

    Get them here:
    Hell and A Hard Place
    Hell and Back
    Hell and Gone







    Happy reading,

  • News on Reap & Reckon

    Good news, reaper fans! My owl crocheting funk has come to an end!

    I didn’t want to post and get you all worked up for no good reason. But now? I have some substantial progress to share.


    See, I made words! We’re on our way, and it feels great having the band together again. So what can you expect in Reap & Reckon? Let me drop a few names of those who are on stage right now: Samkiel, Sgt. Victoria Moreno, Ruth, Deacon, Kylen, Nate, Maeve, Bo…Rashnu…oops, I better stop now before I give the whole thing away. You can expect more twists, turns, and some surprising matchups because even in the apocalypse, love finds a way. Or maybe that was Jurassic Park. Anyhoo, I’m writing again, and I made a promise to this year’s Visioncon attendees, and YOU, who keep asking for book four. I’ll have it done by this fall. Probably sooner. Most likely sooner.

    If you haven’t already, sign up for my newsletter HERE and watch the top left corner of the web page to see how the story is progressing. I’ll update it regularly.

    My favorite quote so far is this from Rashnu:

    So don’t give up, reaper fans. Stay the course. Hold the line and all that. It’s coming. Faster than you can say apocalypse.

    Finally, I’m starting a new Facebook Fan Group. Even if you’ve liked my Facebook page, you probably don’t see all (or any) of the posts. Facebook is so grumpy about all that. Join my Lisa Medley Reads & Writes FB group HERE.

    In the meantime, look upon my accomplishments of months past. Not words, but owls. Here’s to hoping my hands are busy typing instead of crocheting in the months to come.

    Of course, I did manage to crochet a reaper during that down time. Maybe I’ll give him away to a lucky newsletter subscriber when Reap & Reckon releases… you’ll have to sign up to win!  Sign up for my newsletter HERE

    Reap on.



  • Claimed by the Cyborg by Cara Bristol now available in a galaxy near you! #SFR


    Ebook and paperback!

    I’m thrilled to announce the release of another Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance! Like the others, Claimed by the Cyborg is a standalone read. However, It’s a little different…it is the most romantic of all the Cy-Ops Sci-fi romances. Why? In the others, adventure brings the hero and heroine together and in facing danger together, they fall in love. In Claimed by the Cyborg, hero March and heroine Jules/Julietta are former lovers. Their reunion and rekindling of their love draws the danger.

    The blurb!

    March Fellows assumed he had all the time in the galaxy to pursue a relationship with Jules, an alien exchange student from Xenia, until she vanished without a trace. After years of searching, he finds his lost love on the eve of her arranged marriage.

    The daughter of the Xenian emperor, Julietta, never meant to fall in love with a Terran man while visiting Earth. Leaving to fulfill her responsibilities on her home planet opened up a hole in her heart that could never be filled. When March, now a cyborg, unexpectedly shows up just before she is to be bonded, she struggles to find the courage to turn him away a second time and follow through with her duty.

    Before she can act, the lovers are thrust into a political conspiracy that threatens the Xenian empire and their lives.


    An excerpt from Claimed by the Cyborg!

    (It’s the eve of Julietta’s bonding to a man she’s never met. Her completed bonding tunic has arrived and her sister Marji urges her to try it on)

    Marji’s eyes were wide. “You don’t want to see what it looks like? Come, on! I’ll help you.” She scooted off the bed. “Try it on, please?”

    “All right,” she capitulated. The tailors had done an excellent job, but it wouldn’t hurt to verify the garment fit—and it would make Marji happy. At only sixteen solar cycles, her younger sister’s bonding wouldn’t occur for several years. Like most girls her age, she talked about her future ceremony constantly, planning what she would wear, who would attend—and wondering who her mate would be.

    Julietta stripped down to her panties and a lacy bra. She’d adopted Terran undergarments when she’d attended school off planet. For the bonding ceremony—and thereafter for the rest of her life—she would wear the traditional one-piece Xenian undergarment. Her choice of underwear—one more thing bonding would force her to give up.
    She pulled on the pantaloons sewn in the royal huber fabric. Shimmering threads of pale rose were woven throughout so that the garment sparkled. Marji undid the fastening of the shift and held it out. Julietta slipped her arms through it, and her sister did up the back.

    The weight of her world rested on her shoulders.

    Her sister reached for the headdress.

    “That, too?” she protested, but bent at the knees so the crown could be settled on her head. Her legs threatened to buckle, but she shored up her strength and remained upright.

    “You look beautiful. Just like an empress!” Marji gushed.

    “How appropriate, considering,” she replied dryly.

    The ceremony brought her closer to becoming the sovereign. The bonding—and production of an heir—were the only two hurdles left. Then, when her father passed the scepter upon his fifty-first solar cycle, she would rule with her consort at her side.

    The last time she’d tried on the dress, the crystals hadn’t yet been sewn on. She took a few exploratory steps.
    “How does it feel?”

    Crushing. “Fine.”

    “It’s perfect!” Marji said.

    Could she walk down the aisle without toppling over, without bursting into tears, without making a spectacle of herself in front of thousands?

    She would have to—what choice did she have? As firstborn, she was heir apparent. Her future had been decided on the day of her birth, twenty-five solar cycles ago. “Let’s take it off now.” She lifted the crown from her head and tilted her neck from side to side in relief. Marji undid the back of the shift and removed the garment. While she hung up the tunic, Julietta donned her clothing.

    “I can’t sleep, I’m so excited for you,” Marji said. “Tomorrow night, you get to see your consort! I don’t know why you never chose to see him before this. As future empress, you receive special dispensation and could have seen him if you’d wanted to. I would have jumped at the chance!” She sighed. “But, like everyone else, I won’t see my future mate until the Sha’A’la and won’t meet him until the bonding ceremony.”

    “Whether I see him or not, the future will proceed as scheduled,” Julietta said.

    “Father says he’s very kind. Mother says he’s supernova!” she said. “That’s means handsome.”

    “I know what it means. Mother has been watching too many Terran vids.”

    Marji giggled, and, despite herself, Julietta smiled.

    Though she hadn’t seen Earth herself, their mother loved Terran culture and had encouraged her eldest daughter to study there and explore the wonders of the Blue Planet before fulfilling her duty. Julietta had had two glorious years of freedom, two glorious years of being “Jules,” two glorious years of being just another Terran Technical Institute student, two glorious years with a man who most definitely qualified as supernova, two glorious years to pretend the future would never come.

    Claimed by the Cyborg….He lost her once, he won’t let it happen again…



    Are you on Instagram?

    Do a #bookstagram of Claimed & the Cyborg & enter to win a $25 Amazon gift card!

    No purchase is necessary! Simply create a photogram/bookstagram using the Claimed by the Cyborg book cover and share it on Instagram to enter the contest. The contest runs January 10-20, 2017. The winner will be drawn and announced by January 30, 2017.

    Please read these rules carefully, because there are a few things you must include in your photogram to quality for the contest.

    1. Your photogram must show the Claimed by the Cyborg cover. You can either use your copy of the book on your reading device or get a jpg by right-clicking on the photo in this newsletter (use the cover, not the contest graphic).
    2. You must use all four hashtags: #CaraBristol, #ClaimedByTheCyborg, #ScifiRomance and #CyOpsInstagramContest. You may use other hashtags if you wish (more about that later).
    3. Your post can go up anytime between Jan. 10 and Jan. 20, but it must post no later than January 20, 2017 to qualify for the contest. (Hint: since the number of likes will be factored into the judging, the earlier your entry posts, the better your chance of winning).
    4. CyOps Instagram Contest entries will be judged on creativity and the number of likes and comments. The more creative your post is and/or the greater number of likes and comments you have on it, the greater your chance of winning!
    5. Only likes and comments on Instagram will count. You can share your photogram on Facebook or Twitter (and that would be wonderful), but only likes on Instagram will count toward the prize.
    6. You can enter more than once by doing more than one photogram. The same rules apply.
    7. The winner will be announced Instagram on January 30, 2017. To find out who wins, follow me on Instagram (carabristol)

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  • The Long Year and a Look Ahead in an Indie Writer’s Life #amwriting

    Not going to sugar coat it, 2016 was a hard year.


    Despite the struggles, I somehow managed to publish two new books: The Astronaut’s Princess in February and Shifted in Seattle in October. And I haven’t written a word since.

    My mother (70) was diagnosed with non-alcoholic liver cirrhosis two years ago. She steadily declined this year but the img_5824past six months proved very challenging. She spent August in a nursing home near my home and then lived with us in our home September, October, and November…when she wasn’t hospitalized, which was frequently. I spent the last week of her life with her (she in a coma) in yet another nursing home. She passed Nov. 10.

    I’m so glad we got to spend that time close to her.

    As you can imagine, there wasn’t much time or energy for creating.

    But, a new year is on the horizon, and I’m getting back into the writing cave and looking ahead.

    It’s exciting.

    I already have about 10k on book four (Reap & Reckon) of the Reaper Series so that’s encouraging, and as I read through those pages, I’m reenergized with passion for that project.


    ReapandReckon (427x640)I had a brief stint (two months) with all of my books on Smashwords and distributed through all retailers, thinking this would find new readers. With little to no promotion, however, and out of KDP Select, all those book rankings slowly sank. They currently sit like the Titanic on the bottom of the Amazon Sea.
    I’m fixin’ to go on an expedition to try to raise them.

    They’ll all be back in KDP Select and Kindle Unlimited by the end of the weekend. Amazon is Queen, and I am her minion.


    I was looking over my 2016 Writing Business Plan. All in all, I accomplished most of what I set out to do. Except finish Reckon and have audio books made for my non-reaper books. I just don’t think audio books are worth it. The narrator and I are making about $10 a month on those two audio books. I just can’t ask someone else to invest that much time for such a minimal payout.

    Wonder what my plan looked like? Take a gander if you want. The barely legible red writings are the results. Check marks mean it happened, baby.

    A few more good accomplishments in there: a box set put together, audio books released, an AWESOME endorsement blurb from Darynda Jones…seriously, go check out her reaper books.


    So what’s in store for 2017? Kid, if I knew that, I’d play the lottery and own a mountain somewhere. That said, I’m working on THE PLAN now. I hope it will include Reap & Reckon published, work on the third Cosmic Cowboys episode, The Magnate’s Moon, attending Visioncon in Branson in February and Ozarks Indie Book Fest in Springfield in October.

    Right now the rest is TBD. I want to stay open to the possibilities. But like I always tell my husband, if we don’t make a plan…nothing happens.

    Here’s to some good happenings in 2017.


    What does your 2017 Plan look like?

  • Sometimes the best way to say, “I love you” is through touch. #BodyTalk – a romance anthology sampler by Cara Bristol

    BODY TALK ~ 99 cents on Amazon & Kindle Unlimited


    Remember when your favorite paperback books used to naturally open to the scenes you’d read over and over, the ones that made you laugh, tugged your heart or got you hot and bothered? In Body Talk, USA Today bestselling author Cara Bristol has compiled full-chapter excerpts of the sexiest scenes from her most popular and favorite erotic romances. These story excerpts will tug at your heart, captivate your imagination, and stir your senses. You’ll visit the familiar…and escape to the unexpected in a variety of subgenres including: contemporary romance, BDSM/spanking romance, science fiction romance, romantic comedy, and even a historical romance selection.

    Come share some tender, erotic moments in some of Cara’s beloved stories.
    Available for preorder

    Amazon & Kindle Unlimited

    Cara Bristol 0914 smallAuthor Bio

    USA Today bestselling author Cara Bristol writes erotic romance in several subgenres. Her romances have ranked no. 1 in science fiction romance, BDSM  erotica, and holiday fiction on Amazon. No matter what the subgenre,  her books are character-driven stories with sizzling chemistry between the hero and heroine and a touch of humor.  Besides her list of fiction credits, she is the author of Naughty Words for Nice Writers, a sex scene thesaurus for romance writers. Cara lives in Missouri with her own alpha hero, her husband.
    Cara’s website: http://carabristol.com/
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  • Sasquatch shifters? Yes, please. #Bigfoot #paranormal #romance #FindingBigfoot

    My father-in-law Gary LOVES Bigfoot. In a manly way, of course. He’s been obsessed with Bigfoot for as long as I’ve known him. In fact, he’s rather perfected a Bigfoot greeting and is often howling into our woods, hoping to draw one near. I recently asked him to give it a go here at The Big Cedars…

    Gary has seen every episode of Finding Bigfoot, which I only started watching in the past year as research. So guess what. Now I’m obsessed too. When I started thinking about what book I might write next, again I wanted something that hadn’t been overdone. Let me tell you, there are damn few Sasquatch love stories out there and that’s a pity because Sasquatch needs love too.

    This, of course, all got me pondering how that might all work because there’s definitely the possibility for it to all go wrong. Way, way wrong. I found my answer in the shifter romances. What if Sasquatch was a shifter? What if 99 percent of the time he looked just like your banker or tax guy, or teacher or…you get the picture.

    What if the reason no one has ever captured a live Sasquatch or discovered a dead one is because they SHIFT?

    And so it began… Ethan Lane is a writer, who just so happens to have a terrible, wonderful secret.

    Shifted in Seattle 




    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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  • Bigfoot Revealed? Outed in Shifted in Seattle #paranormal #romance #Sasquatch

    The best video proof we have of Bigfoot to this day remains the Patterson Gimlin footage from 1967. You can watch the recovered and enhanced footage and analysis here thanks to National Geographic:

    In Shifted in Seattle, Ethan gets caught on camera in downtown Seattle setting off a chain of events that threatens to not only expose his clan but ruin his best chance at a happily ever after. Find out why it’s growing more and more difficult for Bigfoot and his kin to stay in the shadows.

    Shifted in Seattle – New Release!


    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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  • Learn the truth of Sasquatch’s stealthy past and sexy future… #BigFoot #paranormal #romance

    There have been an incalculable number of Bigfoot sightings through the years in the US alone. Somehow, even with a cell phone in the hand of virtually every ten-year-old in the country, there still hasn’t been any clear and definitive evidence brought forth to answer the question of Sasquatch’s existence once and for all.

    Here are the 6 Most Believable BIGFOOT Sightings so far… until SHIFTED IN SEATTLE that is.

    Learn the truth of Sasquatch’s stealthy past and sexy future…

    Shifted in Seattle – New Release!



    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.



    Smashwords (all formats)





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