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Music Monday: 03-Nov-2014

The week has flown by and it’s already Tuesday! A bit slow getting my music up, but I think you’ll enjoy this pick.

As most of you know, I write a series called the Vampire Council of Ethics. One of my favorite villains in vampiredom is the character, Akasha, played by Aliyah alongside Stewart Townsend. In tribute to one of the bands who made the music for Queen of the Damned so freaking awesome my picK this week is: Cold by Static-X, whose lead singer passed away this weekend.

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Enjoy and get your rock-and-roll on while you watch Queen of the Damned again. It never gets old!

Cold by StaticX

New Release: WTRAFSG

What to read AFTER Fifty Shades of Gray?

I’m so happy to be included in this beautiful set! Sometimes it seems as if people forget that well-written, sizzling erotic romance, such as paranormal and BDSM romance, were around LOOOONG before Twilight and Fifty Shades of Gray. So it just tickles me to be included in a set called “What to Read After Fifty Shades of Gray” featuring “Egyptian Voyage” by moi.

Get your copy at: Amazon | Kindle UK | iTunes | Nook

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Mastered ARC – Get yours today!

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The new release, Mastered, a boxed set chock full of BDSM hotness, hits the shelves on July 21st. It’s coming up FAST!

If you’d like to review an ARC of the book, hop over to NetGalley and get yours today!

For pre-orders use the Bit-Ly (shortened) links. Enjoy!
Kindle: http://bit.ly/masteredkindle
Nook: http://bit.ly/masterednook
iBooks: http://bit.ly/masteredibooks
Kobo: http://bit.ly/masteredkobo

WINNERS Galore!

Announcing the winners of the following contests.

CONGRATULATIONS!

The winners of the 2014 Authors After Dark registration is…

Stacey June! Julianne Keller! And gamistress66! To claim your prize, make your reservation at the Westin Hotel in Charlotte using the link below. Send the hotel confirmation to me at tj @ tjmichaels.com and the convention organizer will send you your registration. You have 4 days to complete the transaction. Congrats again!

The winner of the “ENVY of the ball with Stella and TJ” contest is…

Cyndi Morrison Ziegler! To claim your prize contact me via email at tj @ tjmichaels.com with your top/shirt/blouse size. You have one week to claim your prize or another winner will be selected.

Thanks so much to everyone who participated and congrats again!

TJ

 

All winners were chosen using a random ‘name picker’ courtesy of www.random.org.

Shhhh…Sneak Peek

I’m wrapping up the next Pryde Ranch Shifters story and thought I’d give you a sneak peek…

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Chapter One

Hair still damp from the shower, Jason DiCaplis walked into the football field his wife called a kitchen. And there she stood, the apple of his eye. And she was a total wreck. Instead of greeting her with a playful nip and a hug from behind, as was his habit, he wisely kept his mouth shut and stayed out of biting distance. Given her current mood, he’d just grab a quick snack and a cup of hot coffee and get out of her hair.

He yanked open the doors to one of the huge stainless steel refrigerators when a sting radiated across his left butt cheek.

He cocked his head at his wild-eyed mate. “Ow, woman! What the hell are you thinking?” He hopped back in time to avoid the tip of another expertly snapped towel.

“This is a big deal, and you’re moving too slow. Clear out so I can get on with… God, I don’t know how I’m going to have everything ready by the time they get here. I haven’t even finished all the prep and the staff are all doing other tasks so I don’t have any one to mise en place for me and…”

Really? Neesia had them all in the kitchen late last night slaving away over the ingredients she needed for the clan-sized meal she’d planned. All four of the Pryde sisters, plus himself and all the household staff had been called in. Even their pilot had been recruited. They’d sliced, diced and cut both themselves and the mountain of veggies, fruit, seafood, and whatever else Neesia cracked the whip about for this week’s visitors.

“Neesia, we did food prep for at least a hundred people just last night. I only have four friends coming.”

“But the scientists coming to work with K and K…”

“Rescheduled, remember? We’ll have a total of ten people, not a whole malnourished rugby team. This is fucking ridiculous, Neesia. I don’t like it when you worry this way.”

Ooooh, wait a minute. Said bustling woman wore the little green silk robe he loved, the one that fell just below her hips and left most of her thighs bare.

Forget breakfast. Neesia looked good enough to eat.

With one hand, he rubbed the welt forming under his shorts, and tried to wrap the other around the frazzled female bustling about the kitchen.

“Jason, stop it. I’m nowhere near done and they’ll be here this afternoon. Damn it, damn it, damn it.”

“Neesia?”

No answer. She’d wiggled out of his arms and buried her head in the freezer.

“Neesia?”

A bag of frozen prawns and some carrots crashed to the floor as she snatched and tossed various items in a flurry of movement. Okay, enough was enough.

“Neesia!”

“What!”

He eased her back and away from the fridges, freezers, and anything else that was stainless steel and involved with cooking.

“Look, these are my friends. My family. You don’t have to go through all this stress. They’re going to love you.”

“But they’re important to you. Cooking for them is a big deal, damn it! I want it to be perfect!”

“Neesia, you’re yelling. And your hair is all over your head from running your hands through it. If you pull any out, I’m telling you now I’m going to be very upset with you. If you’re going to be bald, it should be all over, rather than just one spot in the top of your head.”

His words earned the chuckle he was after.

After all, Jason understood where she was coming from. Cooking for her family was important to her. It was an expression of love into which she put her all. But this was fucking nuts. The woman was wearing herself to a nub over pleasing his friends. And while Jason was flattered that she cared enough to go to these lengths simply because these people meant a lot to him, he was not pleased that she was weirding out over it. Nobody, not even the James boys, were worth risking her sanity. And if Jason prided himself on anything, it was taking care of his mate.

When she wouldn’t stop squirming trying to get back to the damned fridge, his patience slipped. A deep feline growl pushed its way past his throat and reverberated around the stadium sized kitchen. Neesia immediately stilled and cocked an eyebrow at him.

“Are you growling at me, Jason DiCaplis?”

“I’m going to do more than growl if you don’t stop this madness. Relax, or else.” The firm grip he had on her shoulders eased as the tips of his fingers traipsed down to her wrist to hold her still. Leaning in, he inhaled his favorite fragrance–the natural scent at the nook of her neck. God, the woman smelled so good. And it always drove him wild. Especially when the scent of her sex blended into the mix.

And he knew how to make her cream in record time. Knew exactly what she liked and how she liked it.

“Damn it, Jason. Not now,” she semi-demanded and tried to push him away. But her fingers flexed on his bare chest and then played in the sprinkle of hair there.

“Now is the perfect time. I think you’re overdue for a bit of stress relief.”

Cradling the back of her head, Jason held Neesia in place as he gently kissed her lips. Well, it started out gentle, anyway. But in mere seconds, the attempt at seduction grew into flat-out raunchy need. The need to devour rather than simply taste. The need to rut rather than distract. Bottom line–Neesia simply brought the freak out in him.

My Writing Process 2014 Blog Hop

Welcome to my contribution to the My Writing Process Blog Hop. I was tagged by D. Renee Bagby, author extraordinaire. Every Monday you’ll find a new group of authors that are participating in this fun round-a-bout. Click Mizz Bagby’s name to see her post. At the end of my post below, you’ll find three new blog hoppers to visit next Monday.

Tally ho!
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USA Today features Seeker’s Solace!

I’m so thrilled that USA Today lists Seeker’s Solace: Vampire Council of Ethics Book Four, as a smokin’ hot new release on the USA Today Happy Ever After Blog. Love awesome Romance novels? Go check it out!

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Article: USA Today  – New Eroticas are here!
Order: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Samhain Publishing | AllRomanceEbooks.com

Seeker’s Solace by TJ Michaels (Samhain Publishing). When Jovon Dawson-Li is asked to join an elite team to investigate who—or what—is behind the attacks on the Seeker Corps, the pressure is on. Jovon has long dreamed of proving herself worthy of becoming a Serati warrior. This is her chance. But there are two somethings challenging her focus—her team mates, elite Seeker Slade Tof-Li and clan liaison, Shale Reis Krulm.

Together, they form a deep matebond. For the first time in her life, Jovon’s determination to become a Serati wavers…and she wonders if she can have her dream and her lovers too. The enemy they face has a single-minded purpose to kill the Council’s most skilled and dangerous vampires and leave no tracks. But when they strike at the heart of Jovon’s matebond, no trail is faint enough to save them from the wrath of this woman.”

Reviews are starting to come in and they are FANTASTIC!

 

Snippet Saturday – Even the Nights are Better

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This weeks’ Snippet Theme is all about steamy situations. So let’s get down to business…and bring a fan. Then enjoy all of the Snippet Saturday authors via the links at the bottom of the post.

Seeker’s Solace – Vampire Council of Ethics Book Four

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Coming September 24, 2013
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“I run a successful security firm, basically a bodyguard to some of the escorts that cater to the high-rolling vamps in our society.”

“Whores?”

Jovon’s gaze rolled toward the ceiling. Why were vamps, the most sexual beings on earth, so narrow-minded in this area? She sighed, and then spoke slowly as if teaching a kindergartner. “No sex happens. That’s why I’m there. Basically, the escorts cater to men and women who haven’t had or made time for relationships but enjoy companionship. Besides, why show up at a high-dollar charity event alone when you can take runway-model material instead?”

“So here you are, a fashion doll’s muscle, headed into the investigation from hell. And single. I wonder…”

“Wonder what?”

“If you can handle it, Jovon.”

“Handle what? The mission?”

“Handle me.” He licked his lips as he watched her closely. “If you let me, I’ll rock your world.”
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Snippet Saturday – Be My Baby…pweeze!

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A good romance just wouldn’t be the same if someone didn’t do a little bit of chasing in order to win the object of their affection, right? In honor of the Septemer 24, 2013 release of Seeker’s Solace – Vampire Council of Ethics Book 4, here’s a bit of a peek at our main characters, and a hint of what they’re willing to go through for each other. Enjoy, then visit the Snippet Saturday authors via the links at the bottom of the post.

Warning: This chick packs a punch!

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Gently stroking her jaw, he said, “And you still haven’t answered my question, Jovon. You don’t understand…what?”

She looked up at him. The mix of emotion that shone in her bright hazel eyes floored him. Her words even more so.

“I want you, Reis. And I don’t even know if I like you.” She chuckled, no heat behind the words. “Just not what I expected. Ever.”

“Well, if it makes you feel any better, I don’t like you either,” he whispered as he sealed both their fates with a kiss that shattered her carefully cultivated calm.

His deep moan echoed her own the second she parted the seam of her lips to let him in. Reis was sweet cherry pie and cream followed by scalding-hot spice. And a woman was entitled to her dessert every now and then.

He tasted of mint and jasmine tea. And the way he moved his mouth over hers was confident, without hesitation and downright delicious. He dipped strong fingers into the hollows on either side of her spine, massaging her back as he pulled her closer. Soon she was wrapped up in him, literally, reveling in the strength that encompassed her.

God, she could lose herself in his kiss, his taste, his body…until his words actually sank into her desire-fogged and fairly overloaded brain.

She pushed him back using all her vampire strength. This time he barely moved.

“What do you mean you don’t like me?”

He threw his hands up and took a step back. Oh, he looked so adorably disgruntled. “What? What’d I say?”

“What did you say? Are you serious?”

He paused a moment and seemed to think it over. “How is it any different from what you just said?”

“I said I didn’t know if I liked you. I was still making up my mind. You, however, seem to have already come to a conclusion.”

“Really? Really, Jovon?” He looked as if she’d just crawled out of a crashed alien spacecraft and he wasn’t sure what to make of her. Well, she wasn’t sure what to make of herself either. For some reason, her hormones had shot out of control and landed beyond her reach totally on the wrong side of pissed-off. And she had no idea why.

Yep, the day was definitely catching up with her.

Well, whatever.

She snatched a clean towel off the rack, dabbed at the sweat on her brow and then stomped out of the room.

Without looking back, she snapped, “Good fucking night.”

She’d never know how she managed to bite back the smile brought on by Reis’s growl as it filled the air behind her. As she headed to her room, she shook her head at herself and considered how she’d gone from sinking into his kiss to taking his head off at the neck, and all at the speed of light.

PMS? Bonding? Maybe they were one in the same.

 

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Lissa Matthews
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Snippet Saturday – Stop Dragging My Heart Around!

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This week’s Snippet Saturday finds our heroes and heroines putting their foot down. No more waffling, no more maybe’s, coulda’s, shoulda’s or woulda’s. So STOP dragging my heart around! But, let’s put a spin on it, shall we? Enjoy this snippet from the award-winning novel, Jaguar’s Rule, where the heroine has every intention of dragging this out…

Enjoy! Then visit the other Snippet Saturday authors via the links at the bottom of the post.

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“Goddamn it, Trefor,” she yelled when the idiot jumped out at her from somewhere to the right of the path she’d been traveling. He knew she had a diving appointment today and must have come out to head her off after she’d told him to kiss her ass earlier at the breakfast table.

“This seems to be the only way I can get you alone, Reya,” he said cockily with a too-confident smile.

“Look, how many times do I have to tell you? I don’t want to be alone with you. Not now. Not ever. Not for any reason. Now go away!”

Turning her back on him, she took two steps before his meaty hand landed on her shoulder and spun her around. That hand moved down to her biceps and squeezed brutally. Her shifter senses might be muted in her human form, but they weren’t non-existent. If he didn’t watch it, she’d have to give him a jaguar ass whipping and see how he liked that. Idiot.

“You’re interested in that black-haired giant staying at your place, aren’t you?” he snarled into her face. “Everyone is talking about the two of you!”
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