Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Things I Collect #LongandShortReviews #BlogChallenge


This week's topic: Things I collect



Where do I start?

Books


Well, it's probably pretty obvious, but I collect books. (Big Surprise!) I collect series by my favorite authors. (This counts right?)


31553857. sy475 11918Eternity (The Immortals Book 1) by [Maggie Shayne]A Girl's Guide to Vampires (Dark Ones series Book 1) by [Katie MacAlister]Frederica (Regency Romances Book 24) by [Georgette Heyer]The Duke and I With 2nd Epilogue (Bridgertons Book 1) by [Julia Quinn]The Renegade's Heart (The True Love Brides Book 1) by [Claire Delacroix]The Devil's Lady by [Deborah Simmons]

You can check out the other books I've collected and read as well as my tbr list on my Goodreads page. I'm an avid reader of all types of books and often leave reviews.


Yarn


My mom modeling the sweater she crocheted
back in the '80s.
More recently, I began collecting yarn. My mother and grandmother loved crocheting. They made baby blankets, sweaters, and afghans. My grandmother crocheted doilies. When I was about ten, I asked my mom to teach me how to crochet. She'd just started giving me small mini-lessons when she was diagnosed with leukemia. After she passed away, I couldn't bring myself to crochet for a very long time.



I love crocheting these baby booties!

Years and years later, after I had my fourth baby, I got the urge to finish the crochet lessons my mom began. I wanted to learn how to crochet. I bought a how-to book and all the supplies from Michaels and took it step-by-step. I was making coasters, scarves and gloves in no time. It's so much fun!



My daughter is modeling
one of my creations!
Then I decided to challenge myself. I bought a how-to-knit book and more supplies. And. I. Love. It. I am obsessed with knitting. I love it even more than crocheting!

Working with yarn is extremely relaxing and I feel like I've truly accomplished something when I create a useful object out of something as simple as yarn. It's amazing! I started collecting all sorts of patterns that I post on Pinterest. And pre-pandemic, I'd visit Michaels, Joanne's and any other craft shop as often as I could find to explore their yarn section.

I've accumulated quite a collection of yarn (I'll buy anything on sale!). I've had to purchase some plastic bins and boxes to store my massive collection. There's now yarn in every room in my house (just like my books!!). 






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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Feline Good Giveaway #BlogHop #SummerGiveaways Ends July 28


This month, I am 'feline' good! Wanna know why? This month is my ten-year author anniversary! That's right! Ten years as a published author! I began my journey on July 21, 2010 with a paranormal historical romance novella called The Witch and the Wolf. It's been a wild ride ever since!

I've always wanted to write. I've been telling stories since I was a kid. My first series I wrote was an adventure series about my brother's pet turtle. I was even the illustrator for that one! I might have been about 11 or 12 years old.

The first full-length novel I wrote when I was 15. It was based on an incredible dream I'd had. It took me a week to write. Thankfully, it was during summer vacation, so I didn't have to worry about school. I wrote from day to night all week long until the story was complete. It turned into a young adult fantasy romance about a teenager who went camping with her friends and got zapped into an alternate dimension where she met some people who needed help fighting the bad guys. It was a fun story to write!

I took a creative writing class during my senior year in high school. That was informative and horrifying for a shy, young girl. I was the wallflower type. My mother had died years earlier and I had quietly withdrawn into myself. Most of my friends were either older or younger than me, so I didn't socialize much with kids in my class. When my creative writing teacher, Mr. McCormick, recommeded the entire class should read my short story assignment, I turned the brightest shade of red to match my hair! Everyone turned in their seats to stare at me with astonishment and curiosity. Sure enough, after class, several students asked to read my story. That was my first experience with people reading my stories! My teacher pulled me aside once everyone was gone and told me he thought I had incredible talent. He said I could easily turn this short story into a novel and seek publication with it.

That was the moment when I realized that being an author was an actual career. Taking Mr. McCormick's advice, I began reading books on how-to-write. I devoured them. Once I graduated high school and got a job working at Waldenbooks (I swear, the Universe has been pointing me in this direction my whole life!), I had enough money to attend writing workshops and conferences. I met other authors and absorbed their every word!

For the next several years, I wrote and wrote and wrote, submitting to editors at publishing houses and magazines. I got some nonfiction articles and poetry published and won some awards for my short stories.

In March 2010, I got 'the call' from The Wild Rose Press! In July, The Witch and the Wolf was released into the world!

Since then, I've published 18 short stories, novella and novels. I've explored several subgenres of romance including paranormal romance, gothic romance, historical romance, fantasy romance and more recently, sci-fi romance. My work has also been published in anthologies and boxed set collections. I've won awards for my writing, including an Amazon Bestseller, but I'm still working toward that elusive NY Times Bestseller list. We all have goals, right? 


Looking back at ten years, I'm pleased with the work I've accomplished.



For a look at excerpts and reviews, check out my website
Here are my available titles:


The Merriweather Witches


The Cougar Shifters

Claiming Cody (coming soon!)





The best is still to come! I've signed several contracts for more stories to be published and I can't wait for you to read them! I have more paranormal romances waiting for you this fall and winter, but I have to tell you, I'm enjoying these alien romances at the moment. Next month, Stolen and Seduced will be released. It's going to be amazing!




This has been an exciting and life-changing ten years! Thank you to my readers who've accompanied me on this journey! You are precious to me! I wouldn't be here without you! 

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

To celebrate my 10-Year Anniversary, I'm giving away a $20 Amazon Gift Card!


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Be sure to check out the other bloggers on this blog hop! 
Special thanks to Mommy Island, The Kids Did It 
and Zombie Parenting for hosting this event!






Monday, July 13, 2020

Stranded with the Jaguar #Excerpt from Midsummer Night Shifts #PNR #Shifters


Stranded with the Jaguar by Tricia Schneider inside the pages of Midsummer Night Shifts: A Limited Edition Summer Shifter Romance Collection

Overworked and newly divorced, single mom Lara Harper needs more than a vacation - she needs a complete getaway where she can forget life's woes. Craving escape, she books an island fling to feel sexy and alive again. When her plane crashes on a desert island, she wonders if her dream has come true with the sexy pilot who saves her life. It's just the two of them, stranded in paradise... until she discovers they aren't the only inhabitants on this island.

There's a wild jaguar stalking her. 

Flyboy...loner...jaguar. After a deadly attack by a shifter, Beckett has escaped to the paradise of the Caribbean islands. His solace is interrupted when Lara Harper crashes into his life. Together, they must fight to survive until rescue arrives... if it arrives. In the meantime, he must hide the secret that sent him seeking solitude in the first place.

But, of course, tonight is a full moon...

Unleash the beast within!

Fall in love with shifters stalking through the moonlit heat of a summer night.

Join the hunt as these shifters slide through the shadows unseen, stalk their enemies, pursue their loves, and take down their prey.

Sink your teeth into 20+ stories of hot city streets, steamy tropical jungles, pack politics, and fated mates as the heroes and heroines embrace their inner animals.

Fans of Dannika Dark, Terry Bolryder, Celia Kyle, Eva Chase, and T.S. Joyce will love this sizzling collection of shifter tales!




Excerpt from Stranded with the Jaguar...


Lara took a deep breath, stood and walked to the plane to put some distance between her and the man in question. She couldn’t think straight with him so close. 
She couldn’t think about anything other than that damned kiss.
“I’ll tell you what,” Beckett said, getting her attention. “We need to relight this fire. You want to get some more fuel for it?”
Lara nodded. That she could do. She spent the next several minutes lost in thought as she searched for dry wood to burn. When she returned, Beckett had finished cleaning the fish. She helped stack the wood for the campfire as she’d seen him do, and once it was lit, he set about cooking the fish.
In the meantime, Lara gathered her courage to pursue her plans for this evening. If she wanted to be a wild, tempting seductress, this was her chance. She couldn’t let it slip through her fingers. Rescue could appear at any moment, taking away the last chance she’d get to feel this man’s lips against hers.
Once the fish was done cooking, they both ate by the fire, staring out at the ocean. Lara took in the beauty of nature surrounding them. It was the perfect location for a seduction.
When she suggested a shot of tequila, it was more to calm her jittery nerves. Beckett handed her the bottle. She gratefully took a few sips of the liquid, welcoming the warmth as it slid through her veins. Then sipped some more.
Beckett was unaware of her nervousness. He sat by the fire, enjoying the view of the sun’s descent. She saw his jaw clench a few times, and she wondered at that. He glanced suspiciously at the sky.
“Do you hear something?” She asked, thinking he might have heard a plane overhead.
“What?” He glanced at her, his brow furrowed in question.
“You keep looking at the sky.”
“Oh, no, I… uh… just noticed the moon.”
She’d noticed it, too. Growing large and round, reflecting the sun’s light from so high above. “It’s full tonight.”
“Yeah…” He said although he didn’t sound thrilled about it. “It is…”
Okay, she thought. Not as romantic as she’d hoped. She took another mouthful of tequila. This wasn’t going as smoothly as she’d hoped.
After the way he’d behaved with her earlier… with that kiss… she’d thought it would be easy enough to toss her hair over her shoulder, bat her long eyelashes in his direction and then call to him with the crook of her finger.
Not so much. He wasn’t paying her as much attention as she desired, and she wasn’t sure how to get him to look her way without making it so obvious.
Cecily’s voice haunted her brain, insisting she should stand and start stripping her clothes off her body. What man could say no to that?
Instead, Lara continued to sip the tequila and dream about the many scenarios that could play out in this situation.
“Are you tired?” Beckett’s voice shocked her. They’d been sitting in silence for a long time. “You look tired. Why don’t you get some sleep?”
“I’m not sleepy.” Lara’s senses tingled with awareness. Although, that might be because of the effects of the tequila. She didn’t care. All she knew was that she wanted to feel Beckett’s lips against her, kissing her, licking her in all those secret places.
She inhaled sharply at the thought.
“Are you sure?” Beckett leaned closer.
“How’s your head?” Lara asked, glancing at the scratch on Beckett’s temple. They were close enough that she could reach out a hand to touch him. Gently, she placed her hand on his cheek, getting a better look at the wound. “D-does it hurt?”
“It’s fine,” he said. “I’m fine.”
“G-good.”
Now. She should lean forward, kiss him… now.

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Sunday, July 12, 2020

Dreya Love by Dana Lyons @DanaLyons111 #KindleUnlimited #ReverseHarem

Fall in love with this reverse harem, shifter, crime thriller series. A strong intelligent woman, three alpha males, an inseparable pack. If you want deep romance slow burning until it catches fire, with enough twists to keep you on your toes, you'll love Dreya Love!




Transformation Book 1 

Books 1-4 FREE in KU 

NEW RELEASE! Book 5, Nobility 

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Dreya Love Book 1
A Shifter Reverse Harem Series

Surviving attempted murder by genetic modification left FBI Special Agent Dreya Love with a new life. Now she just has to stay alive.

Agent Dreya Love prefers to work alone. But when her friend, a senator's daughter, is killed, she's forced to partner with Detective Rhys Morgan, or get assigned to 'the backside of hell.' More deaths with bodies matching their first victim brings Interpol Agent Quinn Kingston to the team.

As their investigation uncovers a secret genetic research program, a government cover-up, and a warning to 'walk away,' the case turns deadly.

The hunt for a killer, a boutique drug, and an unearthly ingredient unite these three in ways they couldn't imagine. Soon, they discover the truth leads to a hell they never knew existed.

DREYA LOVE ticks...like a bomb.

Dana Lyons combines the hottest trend in romance - reverse harem - with shape shifting and crime solving, to deliver a smart and sexy adventure with a double dash of the unexpected!

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DANA LYONS writes hot & sexy paranormal romance, shape shifter reverse harem, and contemporary erotica.

Looking for heroes?

The Dreya Love series is a reverse harem, shape shifter crime thriller involving a strong, intelligent heroine whose life is permanently altered in a murder attempt, leaving her more than she ever was before.

Her new life is deeper and more meaningful as she accepts 3 life-long lovers who stand with her through thrilling drama, political intrigue, and dangerous events.

The themes are uplifting with discovery, change, and adaptation by these resilient characters. If you want deep romance slow burning until it catches fire, with enough twists to keep you on your toes, you'll enjoy Dreya Love.

For the best experience, the books should be read in sequence.


Dreya Love


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Saturday, July 11, 2020

Summer of Sci-Fi Romance! Stolen and Seduced #alienabductionromance #summerofsfr


I'm joining the Summer of Sci-fi Romance! Hosted by S. J. Pajonas, I will be featuring Sci-fi Romance books on my blog. I'll add reviews to some and others I will share because they're on my TBR list.

Today, I'm going to start with Stolen and Seduced, A Limited Edition Collection of Alien Abduction Romances. I'm really looking forward to this collection that is due to be released August 29, 2020. Not just because I have a novella included, but the list of authors is amazing and I can't wait to read them!

I've added an incredible amount of sci-fi romances because of this collection. I'll share more of these next week!



These sexy aliens will stop at nothing to claim their mates - including abducting them!

When hot, hunky aliens need to find a mate, they know right where to look: Earth. But let's face it, not all Earth girls are easy. We prefer our guys - even our alien guys - to put in some serious effort. Good thing human men make it easy for them.

Don't miss your chance to binge-read this burning-hot collection of alien abduction-turned-seduction tales by New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling authors.

Fans of Grace Goodwin, Ruby Dixon, Linnea Sinclair, Laurann Dohner, and Evangeline Anderson will adore this collection of over 25 short alien abduction romances. 

Featuring stories from:

Christine Pope, Skye MacKinnon, Sabine Kane, Ashlyn Hawkes, Jade Waltz, Lucee Joie, Emma Cole, Piper Fox, Sadie Marks, Ella Maven, Emma Alisyn, Margo Bond Collins, Maggie Alabaster, Cass Alex, Ashley Amy, Quirah Casey, Libby Campbell, Tiegan Clyne, Alyssa Daring, Luna Jade, Meghyn King, Neveah Lux-Syn, Michelle Mcloughney, E.J. Powell, Eva Priest, C.L. Riley, Ava Ross, Tricia Schneider, Aria Starling, Dany Stone, Lexi Velvet, Star Wing, Luna Wren, Edeline Wrigh  

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HERE!


I write sensual paranormal, sci-fi, gothic and historical romances. Interested in learning more about my stories? Sign-up for my newsletter where you'll learn about my new book releases, updates on my works-in-progress, writing tips, book reviews, contests, and other fun book-related info!
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Happy Reading!
~Tricia

Friday, July 10, 2020

Night of the Full Moon FREE for Newsletter Readers #PNR

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Clara Boyer's strict no-dating-policemen policy gets tested one full moon night when a dog darts across the road and she crashes her car. As she's counting her lucky stars she's not injured, a menacing growl echoes from the dark forest. Stuck on a lonely road, she needs help and there's only one man she can call. 

Officer Ethan Rakowski races to her rescue, but Clara discovers Ethan has been keeping dark, supernatural secrets. The animal she nearly hit isn't a stray dog, but something more sinister. If it's not destroyed, Clara may be its next victim.

How can a typical night after work go so wrong... or so right with the sexy cop who promises to keep her safe?


***A Stand-Alone Steamy Short Story Romance



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Well, I'm hoping that if you're reading this, then you might be interested in my books. Either you're a fan or someone who has stumbled across the link to my blog on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, AmazonPinterest or Instagram.

Or you just want a free book!

When you subscribe to my Romance Readers Newsletter, I'll send 1 to 2 emails a month, letting you know about my upcoming and new releases, contests and giveaways, free books and books on sale. I'll also share news about my writing journey and you'll be the first to see exclusive cover reveals for my books and boxed sets.

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Then you're in the right place! I write many types of romance. Paranormal romance, historical paranormal romance, fantasy romance, sci-fi and alien romance, historical romance and gothic romance.

Witches, werewolves, vampires, demons, dragons, shifters, ghosts and, yes, aliens, too. I write contemporary-set paranormal romances and also paranormal romances set during Regency-era England. And there's a seductive pirate here and there, too.

The heroes I write may have dark pasts, but they're sexy and strong with inner hearts of gold. The heroines are sassy, smart and know what they want. When these two get together, sparks ignite and passions collide! Suspenseful and filled with romance, I guarantee these stories end with a happily-ever-after. 

Still not sure? That's okay! Check out my books on my website to see what I've published and if it's the right fit for you. 

Still want the book, but don't want to sign up for my newsletter? That's okay, too! You can also purchase Night of the Full Moon on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple or Kobo for only $0.99.

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

One More Week! #PreOrder Midsummer Night Shifts! #PNR #Shifters

Have you pre-ordered Midsummer Night Shifts? Release day is only a week away!



Unleash the beast within!

Fall in love with shifters stalking through the moonlit heat of a summer night.

Join the hunt as these shifters slide through the shadows unseen, stalk their enemies, pursue their loves, and take down their prey.

Sink your teeth into 20+ stories of hot city streets, steamy tropical jungles, pack politics, and fated mates as the heroes and heroines embrace their inner animals.

Fans of Dannika Dark, Terry Bolryder, Celia Kyle, Eva Chase, and T.S. Joyce will love this sizzling collection of shifter tales!

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Saturday, June 20, 2020

More Dark Gritty Supernatural Reads #KindleUnlimited #SummerReads



Need some dark, supernatural reads for the summer?

Here's a book fair with dark suspense,
supernatural romance, and thrills!

Go to Book Fair!

 Death Rites: An Urban Magic Academy Fantasy (Gates of Eden: The Voodoo Legacy Book 3) by [Theophilus Monroe]spice, zombie, apocalypse by [simon carr]Voodoo Academy: An Urban Magic Academy Fantasy (Gates of Eden: The Voodoo Legacy Book 1) by [Theophilus Monroe]Loving Boone: A Cougar Shifter Paranormal Romance (Cougar Shifter Series Book 1) by [Tricia Schneider]

Friday, June 19, 2020

Fangy Magic KU Romance #BookFair Ends June 30th #pnr #fantasy #urbanfantasy


Looking for something a little paranormal?

This book fair is packed full of the supernatural,
whether it's werewolves or vampires,
witches or dragons,
magic and sorcery!


Supernatural Custody: A Paranormal Prison Romance (Penitentiary for Paranormals Book 1) by [Dany Stone]Blood of a Promise: A Forbidden Witch Romance (Kings of Sterling Book 1) by [Leeah Taylor]Loving Boone: A Cougar Shifter Paranormal Romance (Cougar Shifter Series Book 1) by [Tricia Schneider]Demons & Dragons: A Limited Edition Shapeshifter Romance Collection by [Gina Kincade, Kiki Howell]

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Summer Reads for 99cents ~ All Genres #BookFair



Are you looking for a summer read?

This book fair is loaded with 99cent books that are perfect for summer reading!


Bound to Change: A Limited Edition Spring Shifter Romance Collection by [Margo Bond Collins, May Dawson, Blaire Edens, Lia Davis, Helen Scott, Emma Cole, Raine English, K.B. Everly, Crystal Ash, Jen Ponce, Keira Blackwood, Niobe Marsh, Liza Street, Kyrii Rayne, Leigh Kelsey, Sapphire Winters, Ivy Hearne, Dana Lyons, Amanda Sievert]Ice Princess: A Fated Mates Romance by [Tricia Schneider]The Amulet: An uplifting Greek romantic comedy by [Effrosyni Moschoudi]To Prevent Pure Heroes: a Magical Mayhem side story by [Emily Martha Sorensen]