My writing pal, author Georgia Lyn Hunter, has a new release to add to your summer reading list. Enjoy!
A note from Georgia Lyn:
I’ve been creating stories from the moment I could string two words together. No matter the tale, it always has romance woven through them. Yes, I’m a hopeless romantic. When I’m not writing or plotting new books, I like to read, travel, paint, or troll flea markets where I usually buy things I might never actually use because they’re so pretty. After working in a few jobs (all art related), a chosen career as a fashion designer, then an art teacher, I finally found my passion nearly five years ago: writing. There really is no other job I’d rather do. Oh, and I hail from the beautiful country of South Africa, and currently live in the Middle East.
Title: Tangled Sin
In a world of encroaching darkness and carnal hunger, a deadly sin awakens…
Bound to a legacy he cannot escape, Riley is a demon unlike any other. With each passing century, his soul grows darker until the seductive trouble-magnet, Saia Sen-Grayson, stumbles into his path and throws his entire world off kilter. But danger has a way of finding him and destroying anything worthwhile in his life.
The biggest challenge in Saia’s life is evading her matchmaking socialite mother. Then she crashes into the sexiest man in her aunt’s building. One look into his striking green eyes and her fleeing days skid to a halt, except she gets more than she bargains in the sexy, tattooed bartender.
And neither can deny the burning attraction between them.
When his tainted past closes in on him, Riley’s forced to make the toughest decision ever to keep her safe. Then Saia’s is hauled by a deadly adversary into his dark and treacherous world of Stygia—a place of old betrayals. Now Riley must face his past and accept his future in order to save the woman who belongs to him. And nothing will stop him from claiming her, least of all Saia herself.
But danger comes in many forms and the one least expected might be the sin that seals their fates once and for all…
I’m pleased to announce the June release of my latest Black Hills Wolves story, JASMINE MOON! ::happy dance:: The official book tour (with gift card giveaway) starts in late July. In the meantime, here are the details. Enjoy!
Title: Jasmine Moon
Series: Black Hills Wolves
Number: 49 (*STAND-ALONE READ*)
Author: Celia Breslin
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Date of Publication: June 3, 2016
Number of pages: 113
Word Count: 36,000
Tech mogul and workaholic Wolf Evan Luparell has little time for distractions but takes a break for his brother’s wedding in South Dakota. When asked to escort another wedding attendee from the airport to Los Lobos, he agrees. Then he meets the curvy spitfire, and she ignores him.
Designer and Wolf Mina Carver didn’t mean to be rude to the handsome, glowering man claiming to be her ride, but she was busy working. Now she must endure a ride to the Black Hills with the cranky but sexy Dominant Wolf. Unexpected mating energy sparks between them, but still—should she dismiss, or kiss him?
Kisses win and they agree upon a no-strings fling. But with each wedding activity throwing them together, and their powerful chemistry and mate compatibility complicating matters, can two workaholics truly have their fun then walk away?
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The fantastic fabulous Audra Middleton has masterminded a fun blog hop with a grand prize giveaway! Participating authors provide you with recipes for some tasty treats and loads of fun. I’ve included a book giveaway with my recipe (multiple winners! details below!). Enjoy…
This recipe (which I’ve shared before in the blogosphere because…delicious!!) is used by a fabulous baker in my Black Hills Wolves stories: the baker is Mrs. Carson, the aunt of my hero Jake, from Under A Mating Moon. Everyone in Los Lobos loves Mrs. Carson’s Snickerdoodles, especially Darci, the heroine of Diamond Moon.
(Recipe compliments of my grandmother)
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup margarine, butter, or shortening (my grandmother uses shortening)
1 – 2 tsp. vanilla (grandmother uses 1 more often than 2)
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
2. In a small bowl, mix the tablespoons of sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
3. Mix together margarine (or butter or shortening), sugar, vanilla, eggs.
4. Combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt. Add to wet ingredients.
5. Form one-inch or 1 1/4 inch balls, and roll balls in sugar/cinnamon mixture.
6. Place on ungreased cookie sheet, cook for 8 – 10 minutes.
7. Remove from sheet and cool on cookie rack.
8. Eat. All. The. Cookies! ☺
My office bookshelf is overflowing with fun reads, and I’d like to share some of them with you! To enter my print book giveaway, leave a comment below. The Tech Wizards at Random.org will pick the winners for the books listed below (in the order listed). Also, every commenter will receive a free e-copy of Paranormal Introductions, Volume I (.pdf only), a collection of first chapters by several paranormal fiction authors.
* Print book giveaway is United States only (snail mail, USPS).
* E-book giveaway is International (hurray for email!).
What to comment: tell us your favorite cookie or summer treat; share a link to a recipe; or, simply say hello!
Books in giveaway:
But wait, there’s more! Enter the Let’s Eat Grand Prize Rafflecopter Giveaway for an Amazon gift card and e-books!
Celia’s Let’s Eat book giveaway ends 12:00AM PDT, Wednesday, JUNE 22, 2016. Celia’s winners will announced here by EOD Friday, JUNE 24, 2016. Audra’s Rafflecopter Grand Prize Giveaway ends June 30, 2016.
Hello Dear Readers,
The fantastic folks at “herding cats & burning soup” bring you another wonderful, giveaway blog hop!
This month, 30+ participating authors and bloggers celebrate the men and women (and animals, too!) that rock a uniform–whichever uniform that may be. Military, Police, Firefighter, and all others who serve and protect. So…Who’s Your Hero? Stop by each blog for a giveaway and to find out who OUR favorite fictional and real life heroes are…
Two of my family members were in the military. My father was in the air force and my uncle was in the navy. Thank you Dad, and Uncle J, for your dedication and service!
I like military romance and two authors are on my must-read list in this genre: Laura Kaye and Heather Long. Both women write deep, brave, heart-wrenching characters that suck you into their world and make you root for them to achieve their HEA.
So, who’s your hero? Feel free to share in the comment section below!
Enter my Rafflecopter Giveaway for (1) $5 e-gift card from Amazon.com US.
Celia’s e-gift card giveaway ends 12:00AM PDT, Thursday, May 19, 2016. Celia’s ONE winner will be chosen by Saturday, May 21, 2016 via Rafflecopter/random.org and announced here by EOD Saturday, May 21, 2016.
Follow this link to access more blogs with hero posts and giveaways!
Who’s Your Hero Giveaway Hop’s main page –>
I hope you made it to part one of Carmen Fox’s “It Takes Two” Facebook party last weekend. Now, get ready for part two: the Q&A sessions and giveaway!
Carmen will be interviewing me Saturday, 5/7, starting at 1:00 p.m. PDT / 4 p.m. EDT. We’ll be chatting about books (including my shifter romance, DIAMOND MOON) and life, the universe, and everything. Bring your questions (ask me anything!) and enter Carmen’s $40 gift card giveaway!
Human-wolf hybrid Darci Diamond spends every full moon locked in auntie’s basement in Southern Oregon. Her excruciating shifts terrify her, the last one causing her heart to stop beating. Seeking a cure, she journeys to Los Lobos.
Ross Luparell returns to the struggling Tao pack, using his millions made in the tech industry to build homes for pack families in need. He never imagined he would also find his one true mate. But when a hybrid with the biggest green eyes he’s ever seen lands on his doorstep in the middle of a wicked summer storm, there’s no denying it. She’s the one.
She wants a normal human life, free from pain-filled shifts. He won’t give up on her Wolf, and will do whatever it takes to help her accept her true nature. But can he convince her to trust him with her heart?
Hello Dear Readers,
I’m back from Spring Break and ready to rock a Facebook party for writer pal Carmen Fox’s new release: BOUND.
Join us Saturday, 4/30, starting at 2:00 p.m. EDT – for chitchat, games, and prezzies! My partner in fun for the event is the fabulous Georgia Lyn Hunter – we’re on with our books and giveaways at 3:00 p.m. EDT. Come chat with us and enter the oodles of giveaways!
In keeping with the theme of “It Takes Two,” I’ll be chatting about my second-chance-at-romance couple, Jake and Lexi, from UNDER A MATING MOON.
She denied his call to mate. Now she’s back. Can he trust her with his heart?
When British Alpha wolf Jake Marsden’s current DJ tour takes him to the US, he runs into the one Wolf he never wants to see again — the mate who rejected his claim.
Free-spirited Lexi Luparell is shocked to encounter the Wolf she’d denied when they were teens. Now she must face her guilt for the cruel way she spurned him and admit Jake was right all along.
“…A billion butterflies battered Lexi’s stomach. She shifted her attention from Ross to the piano. Sure enough, the music had stopped, and Jake faced her from his seat on the bench. Man oh man, the heavy stare from those sky blue eyes sent shivers skittering down her spine. His gaze held the same intensity she remembered from him as a kid, as if he saw into the heart of people, exposing their deepest secrets. It had driven her crazy back then, and she’d spent much time teasing him, pulling his hair, trying to distract him from being so serious all of the damn time. They were teenagers—partying was supposed to be their sole focus.
With his ice-blue stare locked on her, Jake rose to his feet, all taut muscle and predatory power. His energy swept over her like a tsunami, forcing all of the moisture to abandon her mouth while parts much lower wept with want. Her inner Wolf howled, answering the call of this Alpha, the first Dominant male ever to make her sit up and take notice. Holy crap. Her muscles shook with the need to bound over to him, jump in his arms, wrap her legs around his torso and writhe against his hard, hot, tattooed body….
[ more excerpts at the party! ]
Hello Dear Readers,
Here’s some contemporary, fantasy romance for you from author Kathy Bosman. Read on for excerpt and more info…
Title: Love Finds A Way
Series: The Album, Book 2 – Pauline’s Story
Author: Kathy Bosman
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Fantasy Romance
When Ella hands over The Album to Pauline, the young food blogger is about to embark on an adventure of a lifetime—she’s been chosen as a contestant in The Culinary Dream, a TV cooking competition. Pauline takes The Album with her to Italy where the filming is to take place and meets food photographer, Xaden, the brother of the man who ripped out her heart and put her off relationships for a long time.
To her dismay, she gets eliminated from the competition on the first round. Humiliated and determined not to be pitied by her friends and family, she decides to stay behind in Italy for a holiday as well as blog about her restaurant experiences in the exotic European country.
Xaden won’t leave her alone and proves to be a friend in a time of need but when he kisses her, she pushes him away, afraid he’ll hurt her like his brother did. The TV series offers her a job as the editor of the food magazine and she is to work alongside the very man she wishes to avoid. Forced to be with the man she can’t resist but whom her instincts tell her she can’t trust, Pauline is in for an emotional roller-coaster ride with The Album as her companion and guide.
Kathy lives in South Africa, where the summers are hot, the winters cool and bugs thrive. She writes romance in many forms, most of the time with women who feel deeply, men who care strongly and characters who learn lessons along the way. Every so often, she sprinkles a little magic in her stories. When she’s not writing, she makes sure her kids work hard as they do school at home, tries not to get too distracted by dust bunnies and cooks up a storm to keep the tummies full. When she’s not hectically busy, she loves reading romance and fantasy novels, watching movies, and dabbling in different crafty things, depending on her mood.
It’s release day for Jessica E. Subject’s sci-fi clone romance. Read on for excerpt and more info…
Title: Made For Her
Author: Jessica E. Subject
Genre: Science Fiction Romance, Erotic Romance, Clone Romance, Futuristic Romance, Military Romance
Release Date: February 29, 2016
eBook ISBN: 978-0-9948431-6-6
Heat Rating: 4 flames – frequent love scenes that are explicit and described using graphic and direct language
Word Count: 22,061 words (Made For Her only)
After terrorists murder the love of her life, Colonel Mikayla Jones trains squadron after squadron of the clones he brought to life, to take to the skies. When she discovers a young clone of her husband in her newest class, her world spins out of control. How can she command the look-a-like when she can’t help but yearn for him to fill an ache in her heart?
Dare was created to be the best. As the first Daniel clone to leave Onatria labs, he needs to prove he is more than just a DNA copy. To do that, he must rely on the wife of the man who donated his genes. But when she refuses to train him, Dare faces discharge and returning to the labs. Can he convince Colonel Jones to finish his training and find a way into her bed? Or will long kept secrets unhinge the entire clone project?
Please note: Made For Her was previously published with another publisher. It has been revised and expanded from the original version. This version also includes the short story, Replicated Consequences, which takes place in the same world.
“…a brilliant plot twist that was a tear-jerker, and had me physically reeling – I really hadn’t expected it.” – Critique de Book
“The entire thing was cohesive; the characters, dialogue, and setting were natural and well paced. Very glad I went with my initial instinct I read it…Highly Recommended!” – Books, Books & More Books
“I loved this twist on the Sci-Fi clone story… This was like a Top Gun story set in the future where cloning is real and space exploration is growing and alien contact is a reality for which the government has been preparing for years.” – Tracy Riva Books & Reviews
Jessica E. Subject is the author of contemporary and science fiction romance, ranging from sweet to erotic. In her stories, you could meet clones, or a sexy alien or two. You may even be transported to another planet for a romantic rendezvous.
When Jessica isn’t reading, writing, or doing dreaded housework, she likes to get out and walk with her giant, hairy dog her family adopted from the local animal shelter.
Jessica lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and two energetic children. And she loves to hear from her readers. You can find her at jessicasubject.com and on twitter @jsubject.
My character, DJ Lone Wolf, aka Jake Marsden of UNDER A MATING MOON is visiting Audra Middleton’s blog for Hunky Heroes Month!
While you’re there, please show Jake some love: ***vote for JAKE*** in the Hunky Heroes poll (select the words “Celia Breslin’s hero” in the poll). Thank uuuuuu!!!
Celia: Hi, Jake! Thanks for taking a break from your current DJ tour to join me chez Audra. First off, tell us: What’s your idea of the perfect date?
Jake: I spend a lot of time in clubs, converted warehouses, and other performance venues, so when I’m off work, I like to spend time outdoors. I’m not much of a camper, so my perfect date would be dinner at a restaurant with outdoor seating, a conversation that didn’t involve talking about my work, a walk around town or the local park, then perhaps a soak in a hot tub, followed by… ::Jake shifts in his chair and shoots a crooked grin::
Celia: Sounds lovely. What gift would you give your love for Valentine’s Day & why? …
Title: Under A Mating Moon
Series: Black Hills Wolves (multi-author, shared world series)
Number: 27 (a stand-alone read)
Author: Celia Breslin
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
British Alpha wolf Jake Marsden spends his days among humans, pursuing a lucrative music career and avoiding his pack’s politics. When his current DJ tour takes him to the US, he stops in Los Lobos to visit family, and runs into the one Wolf he never wants to see again—the mate who rejected his claim.
While visiting her brother in Los Lobos, free-spirited Lexi Luparell is shocked to encounter the Wolf she’d denied when they were teens. Now she must face her guilt for the cruel way she spurned him all those years ago, make amends, and admit the truth. Jake was right all along—they’re meant to mate.
Lexi would love to explore the mate concept and her overwhelming attraction to virile, alpha Wolf Jake, but he wants nothing to do with her. How can she break down his defenses when she’s the reason he built them in the first place?
Jake dates only human women now. Lexi had her shot at being his mate, and she threw it away. But when her life is threatened, he may have to rethink his position and do whatever it takes to claim his one true mate.
Did you enjoy this look at Jake? Please vote for him (“Celia Breslin’s hero”) in Audra’s poll! Thank you, Dear Readers!
Hello, Dear Readers!
It’s release day for some more Awesome Sauce Black Hills Wolves, compliments of author Jennifer Kacey. Enjoy!
A Message From Jennifer…
Broken Silence will be out 2.26.16 from Decadent Publishing as #42 in the Black Hills Wolves series!! I was lucky enough to be able to write Paul’s story, and anyone that reads #BHW knows of his tragic past of being muted by his Alpha when he was twelve. I loved loved LOVED getting to be the one to tell his story and share how he found his place in the pack again with his rainbow-haired mate, PG!!! Isn’t the cover dark and just like he’s waiting for something?!? Siiigghhhh Fiona Jayde you rock some serious awesomesauce! And a huge thank you to Rebecca Royce for giving me the pretty face on this story and convincing me I really DID have time to write it!! MWAH!!
Title: Broken Silence
More than a decade before, when Paul was nothing but a child, fate dealt him a hand he couldn’t win. Silenced him forever for speaking out against the former Alpha, stole his destiny, and robbed him of his place in the pack.
Presley Ginger, a tiny human female, couldn’t have been further from what he expected to walk into the bar and alter his future. But he couldn’t tell her anything about his wolf or his shift. Nothing. Bound by a direct order from the enforcer to keep her in the dark, his need for her would never see the light of day. Then the moon rose above him in the presence of his mate and changed everything.
For years, in the background is where he stayed, unable to find his voice. Until his rainbow-haired mate showed up in the Black Hills—with the answer in her hands.
Hope everyone loves Paul as much as I do!!
Jennifer Kacey is a writer, mother, and business owner living with her miniman in Texas. She sings in the shower, plays piano in her dreams, and has to have a different color of nail polish every week. The best advice she’s ever been given? Find the real you and never settle for anything less.