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A Very Alpha Xmas

The newest book in the Pryde Ranch Shifters series – Winter Blues by T.J. Michaels –  is headed your way in the Very Alpha Christmas bundle!

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  • Heated Holiday © Copyright 2015 by Mandy M. Roth
  • Stirring Up Trouble © Copyright 2015 by Michelle M. Pillow
  • Baby It’s Cold Out Bear © Copyright 2015 by T. S. Joyce
  • Hunted © Copyright 2015 by Chloe Cole
  • Vampire Games © Copyright 2015 by V. M. Black
  • When Darkness Falls © Copyright 2015 by Terah Edun
  • Christmas Past, Christmas Presents © Copyright 2015 by Carina Wilder
  • Wrapped Up © Copyright 2015 by Cathryn Fox
  • An Impossible Gift © Copyright 2015 by Cristina Rayne
  • Thief of Souls © Copyright 2015 by Jaycee Clark
  • A Glint of Light © Copyright 2015 by JC Andrijeski
  • The Clockwork Dragon © Copyright 2015 by Tasha Black
  • Blitzen’s Fated Mate © Copyright 2015 by R. E. Butler
  • Star’s Fall © Copyright 2015 by Jaide Fox
  • In Good Spirits © Copyright 2015 by Michele Bardsley
  • Midnight Before Christmas © Copyright 2015 by Renee George
  • Winter Blues © Copyright 2015 by T.J. Michaels
  • Wish Upon a Werewolf © Copyright 2015 by Elsa Jade
  • A Christmas Caroline © Copyright 2015 by Allison Gatta
  • Frostbitten Hearts © Copyright 2015 by Arial Burnz
  • The Lady And The Dragon’s Holiday © Copyright 2015 by Mandy Rosko
  • Not a Gentleman’s Christmas © Copyright 2015 by Candice Gilmer
  • Claimed by the Dragon King © Copyright 2015 by Dawn Michelle
  • The BBW and the Beast © Copyright 2015 by Sylvia Frost
  • Reindeers, Elves, and Cookies…Oh My! © Copyright 2015 by Lissa Matthews
  • Santa Shifter in Manhattan © Copyright 2015 by Lexy Cole

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

Merry Christmas!

I’m currently sitting in my office thinking about the wonderful year I’ve had. I didn’t have a ton of releases or make much money from writing, but what I did have were the most fantatic interactions, both in person and online, with people that share my passion for books.

You all have enriched my life so much, and I want to thank you for that. You could have been spending your time elsewhere, yet at conferences you chose to talk to me, have dinner or coffee, and sometimes just be plain silly with me. And online you shared my insane love of shoes and goofiness.

In a word, you all are WONDERFUL!

Again, thank you so much, and Merry Christmas from my family to yours!

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!
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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.

 

Snippet Saturday authors
Lauren Dane
Caris Roane
Eliza Gayle
Lissa Matthews
McKenna Jeffries
Shiloh Walker
Taige Crenshaw
Delilah Devlin
HelenKay Dimon
Myla Jackson
TJ Michaels
Leah Braemel

The 2013 Authors After Dark Vampire Ball After Party Giveaway

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If you missed the Authors After Dark Vampire Ball, don’t despair! The dark mistresses of the night are here to provide you with a taste of something sweet–a chance to win a pile of books from the authors who sponsored the Vampire Ball, and a limited edition booklet only available to Authors After Dark attendees!

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ABOUT THE VAMPIRE BALL SPONSORS

JESS HAINES

Author Bio: Jess Haines writes about furred and fanged things that go bump in the night. Best known for the H&W Investigations urban fantasy series, she’s been writing since she was a teenager and was first published in 2010. Visit the author at www.JessHaines.com for the latest news and updates.

Type of Books: Jess Haines writes dark, daring and funny urban fantasy novels that follow the (mis-)adventures of human private investigator Shiarra Waynest. Praised by RT Book Reviews, Library Journal, and many more, the latest release is Forsaken by the Others (Kensington/Zebra; July 2, 2013).

JOEY W. HILL

Bio/Books: Winner of the Romantic Times Career Achievement award, Joey W. Hill has published over thirty contemporary and paranormal BDSM erotic romances, including four series. Her emotionally-intense love stories offer everything from vampires, mermaids, witches and angels, to boardroom executives, cops and simple housemaids. Free excerpts from all her works are available at her website, www.storywitch.com. Additional vignettes, character interviews and graphics inspired by the work are at the fan forum site, accessible through www.storywitch.com/community.

JAYE LYNNE DAVIES

Author Bio: Jae Lynne Davies is an author, wife, and mother who wishes there were more hours in a day to balance all three and a full-time job. But whenever she finds a spare moment (usually in the late hours of the night when her husband and two young children are visiting the land of dreams), you’ll find her sitting in front of her laptop typing the next chapter!

Type of Books: Striving to share her passion of the written word, Jae Lynne pens stories of conflict and believable, but forbidden relationships between extraordinary characters. In fact, the more complex, the better, which might explain her desire to create erotically-charged paranormal tales of romance and urban fantasy that she hopes leaves readers thirsting for more.

REBECCA ZANETTI

Author Bio: USA Today Bestselling Author Rebecca Zanetti has worked as an art curator, Senate aide, lawyer, college professor, and a hearing examiner – only to culminate it all in stories about Alpha males and the women who claim them. She writes the Dark Protector vampire series, the Maverick Montana cowboy series, and the Sin Brothers romantic-suspense series.

Type of Books: Rebecca writes steamy romances featuring Alpha males and smart, determined heroines.  Whether the characters are paranormal creatures, wild cowboys, or dangerous soldiers…there’s adventure, hot romance, and deadly fun in Zanetti’s worlds.

MK MANCOS

Author Bio: Nightmares as a child forced MK Mancos to begin telling herself stories before going to sleep. Thus began the lifelong love of a good pulse-pounding tale and lives not her own. MK resides in New Jersey with her wonderful husband, Dave, and dog, Lily.

Type of Books: MK Mancos writes anything that strikes her fancy. From tales of the Jersey Devil, to magical Leprechaun gold. She writes paranormal & fantasy as MK Mancos and futuristics and sci-fi under the name Kathleen Scott.

TJ MICHAELS

Author Bio: Back in 1994, TJ picked up her first romance novel by Heather Graham. It was love at first page. Years later, after raising her family and establishing her career, TJ wrote what became her first published work. Writing like a madwoman, TJ hasn’t lost steam. Her mind may be gone, but steam there is a-plenty!

Type of Books: TJ is an award-winning author of paranormal, fantasy, sci-fi and urban fantasy romance. No matter the genre TJ is penning, her favorite thing to do is build worlds. To take you somewhere extraordinary. To transport you to a place where you can close your eyes and slip into your fantasy…

MARIANNE MOREA

Author Bio: Marianne Morea is a New Yorker, and her stories embody the grit and complexity of the city that never sleeps. An avid traveler, she uses experiences from around the world in all her books. Her love affair with the paranormal is born of fantasies, transporting her into a world of what if?

Type of Books: Dark Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Suspense are the hallmarks of Marianne Morea’s writing style. Stories filled with underworld violence and the desire to transcend a broken soul, readers are thrust into a world where the city never sleeps because the nightmares are real.

MELISSA SCHROEDER

Author Bio: A military brat and wife, Melissa Schroeder has a Monty Python type of humor meaning she is usually politically incorrect. She is busy raising two human and two dog daughters and is looking forward to her move back to Virginia after her husband finishes his career with the Air Force.  More info can be found at: www.melissaschroeder.net

Type of Books: With over 50 novels, novellas and short stories published, Melissa has stories that span historical to futuristic time periods. Her ADD allows her the ability to write paranormal to straight romance, always with a touch of humor. She is best known for her Harmless series.

HEATHER LONG

Author Bio: A national best selling author, Heather Long lives in Texas with her family and their menagerie of animals. In addition to military romance, Heather writes a wide variety of romance from paranormal historical western romance to contemporary romance and romantic suspense. She loves characters and the stories they have to tell. As a child, Heather skipped picture books and enjoyed the Harlequin romance novels by Penny Jordan and Nora Roberts that her grandmother read to her. Heather believes that laughter is as important to life as breathing and that the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus are very real. In the meanwhile, she is hard at work on her next novel.

Type of Books: Heather writes paranormal romance, contemporary romance, military romance, and westerns with a paranormal twist. Her focus is on characters and the emotions that drive them to love, hate, live life and survive – romance with an edge.

ANN JACOBS

Author Bio: Seventeen years and over a hundred books later, I’m still a quiet wife, mom and grandma who dotes on kids, cats and a growing collection of orchids that sometimes rewards me with an exotically beautiful blossom. One might say I’ve explored my wild life vicariously through the people in my stories. Although I’ve won several prestigious awards over the years, the compliments that mean most to me are those that come from readers who’ve been touched deeply by my stories.

Type of Books: I write romances, from “vanilla” erotics to kinky BDSM,  in settings both familiar and fancifully exotic. All of my books have the proverbial “happily ever after” in common, though my lusty heroes and heroines follow many different and rocky roads to that happy, committed relationship.

C.J. ELLISSON

Author Bio: USA Today and New York Times bestselling author, C.J. Ellisson, lives in northern VA with her supportive husband, two children who listen at their whim, two dogs that worship her, a cat she’s allergic to, and two lizards she wishes lived somewhere else. She’s been writing for a four and half years and can’t imagine ever returning to her previous day job of real estate and property management.

Type of Books: C.J. spins tales containing adventure, intrigue, action, a little bit of mystery, and a whole lot of steam. She firmly believes hot monogamy exists and all her books, whether erotica, urban fantasy, or contemporary erotic romance, reinforce her views on the magic two people can share.

KRISTEN PAINTER

Author Bio: Kristen Painter likes to balance her obsession with shoes and cats by making the lives of her characters miserable and surprising her readers with interesting twists. She currently writes award-winning urban fantasy for Orbit Books.

Type of Books: Gothic urban fantasy featuring vampires, courtesans, shifters and fae.

Snippet Saturday – Big City, Big Stuff

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There are big cities, like San Francisco and New York, from coast to coast of this great country. But there’s no rule that says a big city has to be during this life period, right? Alternate Earth’s can have big towns, too. So, introducing the Province of Draema and the High City of Draema Proper. Stay for awhile and take a look around. Enjoy this Snippet from Gathering of the Storms – Wind and Fire, then visit the other Snippet Saturday authors via the links at the bottom of the post. Tally ho!

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by TJ Michaels, All Rights Reserved

The expressions of his party had shown none of their discomfort or concern with the suddenly pressing journey back here. In fact, if not for the chilling mounds of snow piled along the roads and the biting winds it would have been a good time under clear and amazingly vivid blue skies.

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Snippet Saturday – Her man

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When a woman gets the first glimpse of her guy, sometimes she’s taken aback and sometimes she’s just…not. Then again, maybe she’s both? You know, something about him strikes her, but she doesn’t necessarily WANT it to.

Meet Jovon Dawson-Li, Seeker for the Vampire Council of Ethics…and she’s just met her match twice over. After you see what Jovon is up to, visit all the other Snippet Saturday authors via the links at the bottom of the post.

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Seeker’s Solace, Vampire Council of Ethics Book Four
by TJ Michaels
Copyright 2013, All Rights Reserved
Coming September 2013 from Samhain Publishing

A voice caught her attention. It was a prime making his way around the room. He was a marvelous block of a man with a wild and strange energy about him. Even in her wiped-out, tired-to-the-bone state her brain still managed to pick him out of the bristling crowd.

The ropey muscle of his forearm was revealed by a three-quarter-sleeved silk mock turtleneck. Jovon’s gaze was pinned on that arm, watching the long, scarred fingers extend. She wondered what he did for a living that caused him to get scars like that, considering it was highly unusual for their kind to sustain any kind of lasting injury unless it was quite serious.

And look at that skin, she thought. Pale as fresh milk, yet it still held a warmth that made her want to dip her cookie in it.

Girlfriend, that’s just nasty. What’s wrong with you?
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Snippet Saturday – A Little Tenderness…heh

This week’s Snippet Saturday theme is a bit deceptive. At first glance I thought, “Awwww, this is going to be a mushy post!” But after taking a closer look, the theme is actually *wait for it…* MAKING OUT!

But the challenge is finding a make-out scene that stops short of HAWT sex. Hmmmm… I’ve got an idea! How about a scene where the hero is making out with the heroine, but it’s all in her head. Literally.

Enjoy this Snippet of Hatsept Heat, Vampire Council of Ethics Book Three, then visit the other Snippet Saturday authors via the links at the bottom of the post. Happy Weekend!

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Hatsept Heat, V.C.O.E. Book 3

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When he dipped his head, she instinctively eased away, then wished her sense of propriety had stayed home.

“What’s wrong?” Kenoe whispered.

“We’re in public,” Shinju hissed through clenched teeth.

“What does that have to do with anything?”

“It’s just that, well, we don’t touch or neck in public. It’s a cultural thing.” She felt the features of her face morph into something between mortified and hungry. Must be because she really wanted to let her tongue take the same path across his mouth his had only seconds ago. God, she could have kicked herself for falling back on old behavior.

While her African-American grandmother encouraged Shinju to live her life as she chose, her grandma on her father’s side had always frowned on Shinju’s independent nature. The woman insisted on teaching her and her cousins proper public etiquette. Unfortunately those childhood lessons, which included a huge dose of “good girls don’t”, seemed to stick just now.

“And if we were visiting your relatives in the States, would there be any issues with PDA?” he asked, sweeping her back into the crowd. The bodies were thick on this particular patch of dance floor.

“PDA? You mean public displays of affection? Of course not. But it’s just not done here.” Which was one of the reasons Shinju always looked forward to her yearly summer trips to visit her stateside cousins. Once her feet hit the city streets of Atlanta, all bets were off. She didn’t sleep around, but she certainly did her share of ass shaking in the clubs, along with the occasional kiss or two from whatever beau her cousins set her up with for the duration of the trip. As a result she’d gathered quite a few pen pals over the years.

In fact she was due to meet up with her kin in a couple of weeks. Strangely enough, the expected thrill of a bit of freedom from the strictures of Japanese life didn’t appeal. It meant leaving Kenoe behind.

“So it’s a Japanese thing?” he asked, leaning in close. God, he smelled good. Like musk, hot sex and dangerous man.

“Duh.” She sniffed, batting playfully at the hands trying to pinch her ass.

“Fine, as long as it’s not an ‘I-really-don’t-want-to-be-seen-with-Kenoe’ thing.”

“Oh don’t get your boxers in a twist. It’s nothing personal.”

“We’ll see. Later.”

“Oh yeah? What’s going to happen later?”

“Well, my beautiful Shinju, I love that you’re a lady when on the street.” He lightly ran a single finger down her cheek, leaving a path in the sweat. It sent a shiver clear to her baby toes. “But I want a freak in my bed.”

“And who says I’ll end up in your bed?”
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