Fool For Romance Blog Hop

I am thrilled to announce that I have just signed a contract for the next book following the SINS Series! Look for ShadowWalker to be released with Liquid Silver Books!

I hope you enjoy the hop and this unedited peek at ShadowWalker! Leave a comment below and you will be entered to win your choice of any one of my backlist books.

Prologue

I am the eyes that you feel boring into the space between your shoulder blades.
I am the chill that slithers in and out of each vertebrae of your spine.
I am the shadows that you see moving in the blackness and the sound you hear scraping at your window while lightening dances across the midnight sky.
I am what stalks you as your footsteps echo when you walk a dark, quiet street alone.
You cannot see me, but I am there.
I am, I am –Shadow of the night.

Excerpt from ShadowWalker – coming soon with LSBooks.com

Raven stroked away my tears with a swipe of his thumb earning him a weak smile from me. Without thought, I reached for him, linking my fingers behind his head and pulling him toward me. I felt the soft stubble of Raven’s beard. It was a tantalizing change from the clean-shaved skin he usually had as he kissed me with a passion matched by my own.
“You taste divine, Zen.” He whispered when we finally came up for air.
“As do you.”
He kissed the corner of my mouth and made his way down my chin, alternating between small nibbles and softly sucking kisses. I angled my head back and offered him my neck.
He bit me sensually, not breaking the skin. “Tis a fine line you’re walking little one.”
I trusted him, why couldn’t he see that?
“I’ll not take advantage of this,” he ran his tongue along my neck, tracing the vein imbedded there.
My eyes, raw, tired and filled with frustration, closed.

Raven’s hand slid down my neck, teased my collar bone then moved to my breast, raising it to his eager mouth. He pulled at my nipple until it was hard and aching then shifted to work on the other.
My body danced beneath his skillful hands. I was quivering, needful…wanton, my subconscious finished for me.
His fingers moved down my body, encircling my navel then gliding just past my…

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ShadowWalker – A SINS Novel

Here’s a sneak peek of the latest installment in the SINS Novel series. It’s the story of Raven.

I am the eyes that you feel boring into the space between your shoulder blades.

 I am the chill that slithers in and out of each vertebrae of your spine.

 I am the shadows that you see moving in the blackness and the sound you hear scraping at your window while lightening dances across the midnight sky.

 I am what stalks you as your footsteps echo as you walk a dark, quiet street alone.

You cannot see me, but I am there.

 I am, I am –Shadow of the night.

Happy Valentines Day!

On this day when we remember to take the time to appreciate the love and romance in our lives I invite you share how you celebrate.

My husband shows me that everyday is Valentine’s Day, he tells me and shows me and tells me everyday how much he loves me and I am so lucky to have him in my life.

How do you celebrate this day of love and romance? How did you meet the one you’ll share it with?

ShadowWalker

Here is a little sneak peek of my latest submission.

SHADOWWALKER

 

I am the eyes that you feel boring into the space between your shoulder blades.

 I am the chill that slithers in and out of each vertebrae of your spine.

 I am the shadows that you see moving in the blackness and the sound you hear scraping at your window while lightening dances across the midnight sky.

 I am what stalks you as your footsteps echo as you walk a dark, quiet street alone.

You cannot see me, but I am there.

 I am, Iam –Shadow of the night.


 

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Super Bowl Commercials- Cast your vote!

Okay, it’s time for the best television commercials of the year. So far, I love the Charlie Brown one for MetLife. Share which ones you love, hate, or are simply a total waste of a few million bucks! Your comment here will count as an entry to win your choice of one of my ebooks. Winner announced Tuesday!

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Let’s give them rankings 1-10.

UPDATES:
Mazaratti – All that for a car? I give it a 3 out of 10
Dorito’s – Very nice. A solid 8
Chevy Truck – 8
Turbo Tax – Complete waste of money 0
Cheerio’s – Way to Go! A perfect mix of class and humor. 10
Bud Light – Great Concept. – 8

Forget Me Not

Breaking away from the mold her aunt had cast her in; Sarah Hall now had everything she wanted in life. A man who loved her, a job she enjoyed and the joyful memories her deceased parent’s had left her with.

But when the world come crumbling around her and even her memories are stolen, will she have the strength to recall her past to save her future.

 

Jake Porter knew he loved the Sarah the moment he saw her. He also knew she was engaged and unattainable.

All of that changed the moment he found her unconscious on the floor of his construction warehouse.

Now protecting her was his only priority. Yet when her past catches up with her and everything is at stake, will their love be enough to save them?

Write Your Own Romance With These Tips

iStock_000002384654XSmallWriting a romance novel is a great way for enthusiasts of the genre to let their fantasies come to life and try their hand at penning their own romantic piece. While the process of crafting an erotic or romance novel is no different from the procedures used to produce a work of fiction or sci-fi, there are still a few differences that set this type of writing apart. From its original narratives to uncharted themes, there are some variables that make creating romantic literature unique. On the other hand, many writing practices remain the same. For example, you must develop a story idea, concoct the details, create a timeline of your novel from start to finish, and, of course, write and then edit your work—or, even better, have someone you trust edit it.

 

With the number of romance novelists and books out there, you may not think there are any untapped categories in the romance genre. However, writers of romance have many unique resources they can use in their works. So whether you want to write something with a paranormal motif or prefer to develop your sensual novel using a fresh, new theme, you’re sure to find an uncommon niche to explore. If you have no idea where to begin your romance novel writing adventure, here are a few tips to help get you started.

 

Develop Your Story Line

 

As with any other type of writing, the process used to produce romance pieces takes time, research, and the development of ideas. The romance genre has a special following and its fans have certain expectations that must be met in order for your book to be successful in the eyes of discerning romance lovers. As a result, there are a few essential elements you must include. Remember to create a sympathetic heroine as well as a strong, handsome hero; throw in a dose of emotional and romantic tension; construct an intriguing, yet somewhat realistic plot; and finish with an appropriate conclusion.

 

Keep in mind that your characters, specifically your hero and heroine, propel your plot forward and leave your readers lusting for more. Make sure you’ve done the research necessary to delve into certain topics. If your novel incorporates strong sexual scenes or has a kinky edge, you may want to get a quick sex ed refresher to make sure you’re fully brushed up on the act. Do as much research as possible to make your characters and scenarios relevant and authentic. Don’t forget to utilize important writing techniques: effective pacing and proper timing, correctly capturing the emotions and actions of the characters, and applying a proper resolution are all intrinsic to making your novel work.

 

Be Mindful of Details

 

If you feel your book should be read by the masses, consider having it published. You must keep in mind that if you want to be taken seriously by editors, publishers, agents, publicists, and, most importantly, readers, you will need to pay close attention to how you unfold your story and make your characters develop correctly. If your work uses any historical references, remember to do your homework and fact check your novel.

 

Naturally, you’re going to want to hire professionals to edit, proofread, and fact check your work. If you can’t afford to hire extra eyes to review your novel, find an appropriate editing course and edit the book yourself. Not much can be done when it comes to the formatting of your book during the initial stage of the writing process. However, make certain you have correct and consistent stylistic elements, particularly in regards to margins, font, and spacing.

 

Hopefully these tips will help you in your quest to write your own romantic novel. Good luck!

Baby It’s Cold Outside Blog Tour

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside and I don’t need to tell that the half of U.S. that’s getting pelted by this week’s blizzard. Let me just extend my sympathies and a chance to win your choice of backlist from any of my e-books. Continue on with the blog tour for a chance to win a Kindle Fire! The book choices are as follows:

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NIGHTWALKER: A LEAH WOLFE SINS NOVEL – www.LSBooks.com  5 Star Reviewed

Leah Wolfe has retired from serious police work in favor of seeking a normal life. Her unique, yet not fully discovered supernatural abilities allow her to speak to the souls of the dead, providing vital information in the search for their killers. Her abilities have also cost her almost everyone she has ever loved including her mother, who abandoned her to fend for herself on the streets, and, most recently, her ex-fiancé Joaquín Wildhorse, Chief Detective of the Native American Reservation Police Department. But when Joaquín’s new lover is found brutally murdered on the reservation, he turns to Leah for help. The hunt for a vicious killer leads Leah to sexy Ian Nightwalker and Leah is unable to walk away from the case that may cost her her most guarded possession of all. Her heart.

Ian took my hand and led me to a glass-enclosed atrium. Stars glittered above me through the glass ceiling and the desert outside was backdropped by the mountain range. A jetted spa that trickled a waterfall into a large swimming pool illuminated the room. Palm trees surrounded the edge of the spa providing privacy. Wow.

“It’s like an oasis in the desert.” I spoke softly so as not to disturb the natural peace in the room. Like talking in a library.

Ian walked over to a large stone bench and sat down. He pulled his shirt over his head revealing his pale skin and muscles hidden beneath. I silently gasped and felt a wave of desire heat my body. Each muscle flexed and tensed as he moved to kick off his boots then pulled his socks over his feet. As he bent and exposed his back I couldn’t help but admire the breadth of his broad shoulders, my eyes following his spine down to his narrowing back and waist. His wavy black hair fell over his face and I was left with a view of his neck. I had the sudden urge to run my tongue along his exposed neckline to his kissable mouth. I wanted to run my hands over the strong shoulders and let them slowly caress a path down his chest and along the expanse of his stomach tracing the trail of soft, dark hair that led from his naval and disappeared under the denim of his jeans. I wanted to feel his hands fist in my hair as I explored his body.

I shook myself out of the thought.

My face blazed red as I saw Ian’s eyes bored into mine, the look of passion on his face that a man gets when knows your interested in more than just conversation.

THE ORDER OF CHAOS: A LEAH WOLFE SINS NOVEL – www.LSBooks.com

All Leah Wolfe wants to do is master her ability to speak with the souls of the dead, protect her beloved town, and forget about the two men who betrayed her. But with the leader of the vampire council on his way to town and the threat of Chaos hanging over the heads of everyone she loves, getting what she wants may not be as easy as she thought.

He turned me around and melted me with a look that skimmed me from the top of my head to the toes of the stiletto heels that I still wore. I started to kick the shoes off but he stopped me. “Leave those on.” His voice grew deeper, sultry.

I did a little spin that would make any runway model proud. He grabbed me and tossed me onto the bed while we laughed. “Yes, definitely keep the shoes on.”

“You owe me.” I reminded him.

He stripped off my jeans and flipped me onto my stomach. He began caressing my neck, my shoulders, then further south; alternating between gentle sweeps of his hands and a firmer kneading motion that sprang Goosebumps from my body. I felt the bra strap come undone before his hands slid to the flimsy piece of elastic of my panties. His fingers trailed them down my legs until he removed them completely. Then those magic fingers began caressing their way up my legs, teasing the tender skin on the back of my knees and inner thighs. I heard the Velcro of my holster tear away and felt the weight of my pistol lift off my waist. “Nightstand.” He murmured knowing that I felt more secure if I knew where my weapons were. Then his mouth blazed molten lava on my thighs and I forgot all about weapons.

JUSTIFIED: A LEAH WOLFE SINS NOVEL – www.LSBooks.com  (Spoiler Alert)

Things go very wrong, very fast when a federal agent is caught between her vampire lover, the leader of the pack, and a murderer intent on killing those she loves. Is stepping outside the law to stop a killer justified, or will it end her career in SINS?

“Mind if we join you?” The taller one asked. “I’m Zach and this is my brother Conner.”

After a round of nice-to-meet-you’s and a fresh order of drinks, the small talk began. Conner sat next to Tala and Zach dragged his chair closer to me. It wasn’t long into the conversation before I started to realize that neither one of these guys was intelligent enough to lure a puppy out of a cage, let alone a woman out of a bar. Tala looked up and gave me a “how the hell do we get rid of them” look just before I felt Zach’s hand start to slither up my leg, perilously close to my gun. I jumped from my seat, a little too quickly, and stifled it with a fake giggle. God I really sucked at the bar scene.

“Um, Tala. I need to go to the little girls’ room.” Did I just say “little girls’ room”? Somebody, shoot me now.

“Great idea. I’ll go with you.” She started to stand when Conner put a hand on her shoulder and dragged her back down.

“I think we’re getting ditched, Zach. How about you?”

Zach put his hand on my hip and squeezed, hard enough to bruise.

I grabbed his hand just below the fingers and pushed back with my thumbs until he let me go. “I’m not really in the mood to play grab-ass,”

“Oww.” He complained. “Calm down bitch.”

I bent Zach’s wrist back far enough to be painful and just this side of breaking it.

Conner kept a grip on Tala’s upper arm.

“Let go of her or watch me break your brother’s wrist.” I warned.

He released Tala. She stood and scrambled to my side.

“Now I’m going to let go and both of you are going to calmly leave this bar and go home.” I looked at each of them. “Not to another bar, home. Is that understood?”

“Yeah yeah, whatever. Just let go of my hand you freaky bitch.” Zach really needed to learn a little respect.

“Conner?” I asked, pushing Zach’s arm back just a little more.

“Fuck! Tell her okay Conner, she’s breaking my fucking arm!”

“Fine.” Conner said as he stood.

I let go of Zach and he straightened up and pulled his shirt down.

“Bitches!” I heard him growl as him and his brother walked toward the exit.

PHOENIX: A LEAH WOLFE SINS NOVEL –http://www.LSBooks.com

Leah Wolfe of the Supernatural Investigations of Non-human Species—SINS for short—is learning to control her necromancer skills while balancing her life as a federal agent and fiancée to the Marquis of the vampire world, Ian Nightwalker.

When her godson is kidnapped and the kidnapper offers to trade the boy for Leah, she doesn’t hesitate.

Leah finds herself in the lair of Phoenix, a former Marquis bent on avenging the death of his lover. He is also a scientist who is using DNA from various species with the hopes of creating an army of Supernaturals.

Leah must stop Phoenix, save those he has tampered with, and get back to Ian.

But first, she must save herself.

Shifting, I trailed my mouth down his neck, teasing his chest and then sliding lower, where I confirmed that Ian was, indeed, naked, hard, and eager for me. Ian lowered his lips to mine and our tongues tangled together. Short, slow licks quickly smoldered into white-hot desire as we made love to each other’s bodies with our lips and tongues.

He pushed me away from him and I released him with a reluctant groan until he flipped me on my back and wrapped my legs around his shoulders. With his eyes fixed on mine, he slid his tongue out and gave me one long, torturing lick. I gasped, and he flashed me that crooked smile of his and did it again.

“I love to watch your eyes glaze over in ecstasy while I devour you, my love,” he crooned before tasting me once again.

I fisted my hands into the silky strands of his hair and lost all sense of sanity as he tormented my body with long, slow swirls of his skillful tongue. When I thought I could take no more, he slipped his tongue inside me and suckled on my center until I could only see white bursts of pleasure through my closed eyelids. My head thrashed from side to side. His pace relaxed and the slower he slid in and out of me, the more intense the pleasure became that shuddered through me until my body burst with rapture and insanity all at once. I screamed his name with my release, but Ian kept his mouth in place, drinking down my pleasure—as if it were the blood he existed upon.

GUARDIAN – www.LSBooks.com

Two worlds are about to collide. Claire is going to learn about a past she never knew existed and Roman is about to come out of the shadows and face the woman he has secretly protected for years. With danger all around, will love be enough to save them?

“I have been sure of many things in my life that were not real, Roman,” she whispered. “I have watched you come into Bookworms for months and wondered what if would feel like to wrap myself around you.” She traced a finger along his jaw. “I want to find out.”

He covered her mouth with his. The kiss was all need and surrender.

Roman shifted and rolled so he hovered above her. She was more stunning than any of the angels he had met through the ages and she was about to become his.

Claire wrapped her hands around his head and pulled his mouth back to hers. His lips roamed over her cheek, her chin, feathering kisses down her neck, each kiss igniting a tiny spark between them. She arched into him for more and he felt her surrender.

He swirled his tongue over the nipple of her breast until she cried out. Roman gave her other breast equal attention before he moved lower, his tongue searing a trail of heat toward her navel.

Roman slid his hand between her thighs and his body throbbed when he found her wet and eager. He slipped one finger in her and watched with a delighted smile when his name escaped her lips on a sigh. He looked into her eyes, glazed over with ecstasy as he gently stroked her. He put his mouth back to her body and slid his tongue around her navel. He withdrew his hand and his body hardened even more when she gave a cry of protest.

He was hard to the point of pain yet he had to have a taste of her, a taste from the pearl that lay between her legs.

He let his mouth trail lower and feasted on her, his tongue dipping and stroking, swirling around the treasure that was now his.

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