Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Into the Dark #Excerpt #SummerReading #ReadonVella #KindleVella #serializedfiction #paranormal




Investigative journalist, Allison Reed, has been sent an anonymous tip regarding the strange disappearances of several seemingly random local people. When she's caught snooping around a wealthy recluse's house, she discovers the man's daughters are witches who are abducting people and casting them into another world where magic feeds from the living and zombies are real.

Now, Allison has to learn to survive with the help of a mysterious stranger. Together, they work to find a way home. As they search for a way to escape this nightmarish world, Allison finds herself growing closer to Brian, the man who saved her. But living in this dimension presents its challenges and horrors, as Allison learns more about the witches who abducted her as well as the other victims.

Will they find a way home?

Or will they remain trapped in a world where the dead walk among the living?

Excerpt:

The footsteps echoed closer.

She scanned the area, searching for an object she might use as a weapon. There was nothing except some debris in the far corner, what looked like leaves and old rags. Nothing she could use to defend herself. 

Allison’s heart thumped so loudly it became difficult to listen to the footsteps as they drew closer. All she heard was the drumming of blood pounding in her ears. She couldn’t see anything beyond the archway leading to this room. The source of the dim light originated from somewhere to the left of the opening, but beyond that, she didn’t know what might be out there.

Fear made her feet scurry until her back hit the stone wall beside the wooden ladder. She didn’t know what to do. Whatever was down here had been put here for a purpose. 

Some animal? A bear, wolf or lion? Starved until the sisters fed him. Was she supposed to be sacrificed as dinner? 

Was that why they said they hadn’t killed any of their victims? They’d thrown them into a hole in the ground and let an animal finish their dirty work. Semantics, but maybe that’s how they viewed it.

Allison wasn’t ready to die, but she didn’t know how to defend herself against an animal without a weapon either. 

So, she did the only thing she could think of in a situation such as this. 

She hid.

Allison crawled beneath the wooden ladder, curling her knees against her chest and wrapping her arms around her legs. She wanted to tuck her face into her knees to hide, but she couldn’t take her gaze off the archway. She needed to see what animal approached.

If she kept still, perhaps whatever walked in this direction would pass the opening, not noticing her presence.

She waited, heart thundering as she clutched her arms around her knees. The footsteps got closer. They weren’t hurried. The steps sounded slow. Sluggish. Cautious.

Stalking? Hunting?

Allison wished to close her eyes.

I’m invisible. I’m invisible. 

If she kept repeating the words in her mind, they might come true. 

It will walk by. It won’t see me. I’m invisible.

A tall shadow appeared in the opening. As it stepped into the chamber, she recognized a human shape, not an animal as she’d expected. 

A man.

He stepped cautiously, his feet shuffling forward. He was tall. Well over 6 feet.

As he approached, he turned enough to allow the low light to illuminate his face. He had shaggy brown hair and a long, thin, narrow face covered with an unkempt beard. His blank expression sent a shiver of apprehension racing through her.

Something about his stance, the way he approached the chamber made her uneasy. He walked slowly into the room, aimlessly stepping from left to right and left again with no obvious direction. 

Perhaps, if she remained hidden in the poor light, he’d turn and leave. 

Although, how could he not see her? The ladder was not solid wood. There were open slats. She curled beneath, searching for protection, but the low light from the doorway must be enough to illuminate the area. She was sure there wasn’t much shadow beneath the ladder to keep her hidden. 

Yet, he didn’t he see her. And why didn’t he move his gaze to search the room? He stared straight ahead, neither looking left nor right, up nor down. Simply straight in front of him.

He held a long, sturdy stick in his hand. As he shuffled near, she realized the point of it was sharpened. Like a makeshift spear. 

A weapon. 

He was armed.

Had this man killed those victims? Would she be next?

Allison wanted to duck her head and cry, but she was too frightened. Instead, she kept her gaze locked on the man as he walked across the room. The space wasn’t large, perhaps 15 feet at its widest. And he was only a few steps away. It wouldn’t take much for him to turn in her direction and use the spear to attack her. 

As he walked past her hidden spot, she noticed his clothing. Faded blue t-shirt and tan trousers, badly torn and filthy. Not only dirt stained his clothes, but something else, too.

Was it mud? 

Or was it… blood?


New chapters are available to read for Into the Dark!

If you haven't started, now is a great time to get caught up.


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Thursday, June 9, 2022

99 Pennies for a Story You'll Love #Bookfair #99cents All Genre Fiction #SummerReading

 


Short stories, novellas & novels of all genres are included in this book fair!


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Tuesday, June 7, 2022

New Book Release! Shifters Ever After #ShiftersUnleashed #pnr #ShifterRomance #newrelease

 


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Lulu M Sylvian

N Gray

Tricia Schneider

Bethany Shaw

Lexi Ostrow

J.A. Belfield

A.R. Hall

J.E. Taylor

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Friday, June 3, 2022

Alpha Shifters Furever #OnSale June 3-9 for #99cents! #pnr #ShiftersUnleashed #ShifterRomance #SummerReading


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Sunday, May 15, 2022

PreOrder Aliens on Earth! #scifiromance #alienromance #AliensOnEarth #sfr

 



What's worse than being mated to an alien warrior? Finding out your new mate is exiled to Earth, which means your hopes of getting off this forsaken rock just went out the window of his broken down spaceship.

In this limited edition collection of romances you'll find heroes and heroines thrown into heart-pounding adventures as they help their alien mates escape condemnation to exile on Earth, while others settle into a comfortable almost-human existence.

Out of this world romance can be found here on Earth with this limited edition collection of alien romances brought to you by a diverse group of USA Today bestselling authors along side some new and notable voices in the genre. Explore a whole new world of intergalactic intrigue featuring stories from the following sci-fi romance authors:

Mandy Melanson
Elle Ryan
Jade Waltz
Melissa Riddell
Diana Dawn
Aurora Caine & Nova Edwins
Ainsley Jaymes
Corinne M Knight
Holly Hanzo
E.J. Powell
Mariah Peace
Chloe Parker
Ami Wright
Olson & Vance
J.A. Roles
Jodie A'Lores
Calla Zae
Jinx Layne
Debra Elise
Susan Horsnell
Kathleen Ryder
Alys Fraser & Sassa Daniels
Aurora Welkin
Isabeau Moon
Ashlyn Hawkes
Leann Castellanos
Aerin Ida Celestia
Deysi O’Donal
Elizabeth Austin
Tricia Schneider
Sandra R Neeley
Tori Kellett
Margo Bond Collins
Ashley Amy
Susanna Eastman
Remy Cavilich
Helena Novak
Elsie Frick
Rhylie Matthews
Elizabeth Gage
Astrid Seabright
Ambrose Cross
C.E. Lashua
Evie Burks
Leeah Taylor
Katherine Soto

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Friday, May 13, 2022

Behind-the-scenes of Into the Dark #KindleVella #pnr #mustread #dystopianromance #writinglife #WhatToRead

 



This story is just moving along! It's got to be one of my favorite books that I've written. I'm so excited I get to share it with you chapter by chapter. This format has really helped piece this story together.

I'll give you a little behind-the-scenes info that I haven't shared anywhere else. I wrote this book roughly 5 or 6 years ago. Finished the rough draft of 50k in about a week. I was obsessed with this story! Wrote like a madwoman! So much that my (then) husband complained that I was neglecting cooking my typical high-standard family suppers for him and the kids (which I retorted that he was fully capable of making supper himself. After which, I ordered pizza because clearly, that wasn't going to happen.)

The scene where Allison is pushed through the portal which is an opening in the ground that leads to a cave is what started this story. I dreamt of this scene. It was terrifying! With her cowering in the dark, listening to the approach of the stranger, feeling disoriented and not knowing if he meant her harm. And then when he grabbed her - not to hurt her, but to protect her, to protect them both from the monsters crawling out of the dark.

This entire novel was created from that one scene.

Everything fell into place as I wrote. I had no idea where the story was going, or what was going to happen to these characters. There was no outline. I was thrilled to enjoy the ride of what happens next??

A week later, I had the first draft finished. But it was so different from my typical writing that I didn't know what to do with it. Over the next few years, I fixed it up, polished it to a brilliant shine, then sent it off to publishers. I had a few nibbles, requests for more, but nothing ever came of it.

It's different.

It's not exactly horror. Not fantasy or sci-fi. Not completely romance, although this is clearly represented. It's not post-apocalyptic. More like an odd combination of all.

I see it now as Alice in Wonderland meets The Walking Dead. That really is the best way for me to describe this story.

Eventually, I decided to publish it myself. I bought an amazing cover that fits this story perfectly. As I began my 20th time reading through it (seriously, I lost count reading this one!), I heard about Amazon's new venture, Kindle Vella. After exploring that and learning more about serialized fiction, I realized that was what I had with Into the Dark. Each chapter, each scene, was written with a cliffhanger, a suspenseful ending to get the reader to turn the page. It's basically how I kept writing it. With endings to scenes like those, I was constantly left with the question What Happens Next? Well, I have to keep going to find out!!

I realized quite quickly that Into the Dark would be a perfect fit for Vella.

And really, what was there to lose? The poor novel had been languishing on my desktop for years. I wanted to share this story with readers. I wanted to hear what others thought of Allison and her adventure. I wanted readers to fall in love with Brian. And what about Donovan? Is he friend or foe? And also, what happens to Noah!? These are complex characters set in a strange, frightening environment.

So, I took the jump, plunging myself and my novel into the world of Kindle Vella and it has been exciting! I've met some amazing people. Read some fantastic stories. And I'm learning more about my writing as I pick apart the chapters and scenes to make them fit Vella's short episode format.

I promise you, this story is complete. I'm dusting off each chapter and editing it as I schedule them to post. I know some readers tend to be wary of serialized fiction because of writers who stop writing. But, the manuscript is finished! I've been posting around 2 to 3 chapters a week to stay active and have accumulated more than half the story online already.

With over 30 episodes, it's ready for you to binge-read! One short episode at a time!

It's been a fun ride! I hope you'll join me! 

The first three chapters (episodes) are free to read! Give them a try! But I'll give you a little hint, the scene that started this story with my dream is actually episode 4! I'd love for you to read it and let me know what you think!

New chapters available to read for Into the Dark!

If you haven't started, now is a great time to get caught up.



Investigative journalist, Allison Reed, has been sent an anonymous tip regarding the strange disappearances of several seemingly random local people. When she's caught snooping around a wealthy recluse's house, she discovers the man's daughters are witches who are abducting people and casting them into another world where magic feeds from the living and zombies are real.

Now, Allison has to learn to survive with the help of a mysterious stranger. Together, they work to find a way home. As they search for a way to escape this nightmarish world, Allison finds herself growing closer to Brian, the man who saved her. But living in this dimension presents its challenges and horrors, as Allison learns more about the witches who abducted her as well as the other victims.

Will they find a way home?

Or will they remain trapped in a world where the dead walk among the living?

Find Out Now!
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Thursday, May 12, 2022

Sassa Daniels Interview, Paranormal Unbound Author #ParanormalRomance #Anthology #ShiftersUnleashed #FreeBook


Set the shifter romance free, the readers said... So they did.
Dragons, Bears, Wolves, Vampires, Witches, and more. Delve into the magical tales in this paranormal romance and urban fantasy collection for zero pennies.
What more could you ask for? Snag your happily ever after today!

 

Sassa Daniels, one of the authors featured in Paranormal Unbound,  tells us about her contribution to this anthology: Rejecting the Alpha


He thinks she’s his mate. She has other ideas.

Cast out from her pack after trying to frighten off her alpha’s mate, spoiled pack princess Francesca di Angelo is finally learning to stand on her own two feet.

When Russian alpha, Leonid Sobakhin shows up, insisting she will be his mate, Francesca is determined to defy him.

Will she be able to resist the raw, masculine charms of this alpha male and forge a path of independence? Only if she can hold her nerve.

Rejecting the Alpha is part of the Claimed Mates series. It is a prequel to The Alpha’s Prize, but can be read as a standalone.


Interview

Q: What book/movie was your "gateway drug" into paranormal romance?

It’s hard to remember. I watched loads of vampire and werewolf films when I was young but, if I had to choose one that really piqued my interest in the romantic aspect of the films, I’d have to say Bram Stoker’s Dracula. I really wanted Dracula to get the girl.

Q: Is your story in Paranormal Unbound a stand-alone or does it introduce readers to other characters/ worlds of yours?

It can be read on its own, and you can accept that the ending draws a line under events, but the characters do have their own story – The Alpha’s Prize

Q: IF it is a lead into another world please tell us about that world/those books.

The story fits into my Claimed Mates series. It starts with the MacDonald wolf-shifter pack, who are the last of their kind in Scotland. The first two books, The Alpha’s Mark and Marked by the Wolf take place in Scotland and feature shifter – non-shifter pairings. The third book, Claimed by the Alpha, moves to Italy, where Sadie MacDonald, of the Scottish pack, becomes mate to Italian alpha, Marco di Angelo. Book four in the series, Taken by the Wolves, sees Carolina di Angelo, of the Italian pack, becoming mate to Duncan and Neil Macdonald. It’s set in Scotland. The fifth book, The Alpha’s Prize, features Leonid and Francesca, from Rejecting the Alpha. There’s a sixth book currently being written, which will tell the story of Alessio di Angelo, from the Italian pack and a seventh novella will focus on Davide di Angelo, who pops up briefly in my story for the anthology.

Q: What other Shifters Unleashed anthologies have you participated in/ what stories?

I have a story, Claiming His Mate, in the Alpha Shifters Furever anthology. It tells the story of Christian Vukas, a Croatian alpha, and Erin Phelan, an Irish shifter who’s destined to be his mate, whether she likes it, or not.

Q: What up-coming anthologies can we find more from you? Please tell us about those stories.

I also have stories coming out in the Shifter’s Unleashed anthologies, Cocky Alpha Shifters and Shift Happens. For Cocky Alpha Shifters, I’ve written a story of an arrogant Russian tiger-shifter and a woman sent to research an article into his famous mother’s sudden disappearance from the limelight. I’ve had a lot of fun with this one, since the hero, Alexei, is a cocky swine and my heroine, Eleanor isn’t about to put up with any crap from him. For Shift Happens, I’ve got a couple of ideas I’m playing with, but it’s not due out until later in the year, so I haven’t finalized that one yet.

Q: When you write do you visually base your characters off actors/famous people? Please give some examples.

Sometimes. Gerard Butler was definitely who I had in mind when I wrote Finn MacDonald in The Alpha’s Mark. Michele Morrone, from 365 Days, is who I’ve been thinking about as I write Alessio di Angelo’s story.

Q: Why should we read short stories?

Because they give you a quick, satisfying glimpse at another world. They can also be a great introduction to a new-to-you author, giving you a taste of their style and the type of characters they create.

Q: Random party question: what's your favorite pizza?

It’s a very specific pizza – the Pollo ad Astra from Pizza Express (a UK chain). It has a thin base, topped with chicken, sweet peppers, red onion, mozzarella, tomato and Cajun spices. But, really, I’ll eat anything as long as it doesn’t have pineapple on it.

Q: What’s coming next for your readers?

In the next month or so, I have the third novel in my Russian Bratva series, The Lenkov Dynasty coming out. I also have a dark fantasy story in the anthology, Captured by Darkness. I’m also finishing off my Claimed Mates wolf-shifter series.

Excerpt


Francesca gasped, her mouth falling open in apparent shock. “What?”

“Your cousin had finally consented to me taking you as my mate.”

Rage flashed in her eyes, the first sign of the temper she was well known for. “Marco has no say in what happens to me.”

Leonid shrugged lazily. “Doesn’t matter. I want you as my mate. I’ll do whatever it takes to make that happen.”

Taking advantage of her apparent speechlessness at his declaration, Leonid leaned in to kiss her. His lips hovered over hers but, before he could stake his claim, she shoved him away with surprising force. “Get away from me, you filthy mongrel.”Baring his teeth in anger, he grabbed her arm and pulled her up against him. “You are mine, Francesca. The sooner you accept it, the better.”



Sassa Daniels is a USA Today Bestselling Author of steamy romance. Writing across a range of genres including paranormal, sci-fi and contemporary romance, she loves to create strong, dominant heroes and the feisty heroines who’ll challenge them at every turn. Born and raised in the Scottish Highlands, she still lives there with her family. She recently quit the world of academia to focus on writing.

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Pepper McGraw Interview, Paranormal Unbound Author #ParanormalRomance #Anthology #ShiftersUnleashed #FreeBook


Set the shifter romance free, the readers said... So they did.
Dragons, Bears, Wolves, Vampires, Witches, and more. Delve into the magical tales in this paranormal romance and urban fantasy collection for zero pennies.
What more could you ask for? Snag your happily ever after today!

 

 Pepper McGraw, one of the authors featured in Paranormal Unbound,  tells us about her contribution to this anthology: Full Moon Shenanigans

The full moon's coming and it's time to embrace the wildness within.

Glory isn't sure about mating with Max. Her bear's huge compared to his wolf and if he's not careful, he'll end up getting squashed.

Max is determined to show his mate they belong together, and with a full moon on the horizon, he's hopeful the wildness to come will prove his wolf is a perfect match for her bear.

Interview

Q: What book/movie was your "gateway drug" into paranormal romance?
I’ve been reading PNR so long, I can’t really pinpoint exactly who I started with. I think I started with books about psychics and witches and the first of those may well have been Kay Hooper’s Special Crime Unit series. I quickly graduated to all things paranormal by leaping into Fantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon. At that point, it was all over. I was hooked and haven’t stopped reading since. As far as paranormal romance on screen, I’m a huge fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the TV show), though its dearth of true HEAs may bring its classification as a romance into question. And yet, I love it anyway.

Q: Is your story in Paranormal Unbound a stand-alone or does it introduce readers to other characters/ worlds of yours?
Full Moon Shenanigans is part of my Shenanigans series. Reading it will provide an introduction to a number of characters in that series and will hopefully give a sense of my writing style as well.

Q: IF it is a lead into another world please tell us about that world/those books.
The Shenanigans series is centered around the concept of Shenanigans being a place (or many places) of sanctuary where paranormals can gather in peace without worrying about the need to hide their true selves. A Shenanigans might be a bar or a restaurant or a hotel or a shopping mall or really any public space where a paranormal might wish to open a business. The name Shenanigans is a beacon for paranormals, each location part of a larger, worldwide collection of public spaces created by paranormals, for paranormals. Full Moon Shenanigans, the book in Paranormal Unbound, takes place in a bar Shenanigans owned by two bear shifters, where the local wolves and cougars like to gather for some drinks and fun. It’s the story of Glory, one of those bear owners, and her mate, Max, the beta of the local wolf pack.

Q: What other Shifters Unleashed anthologies have you participated in/ what stories?
I have a story called Catnapped in Shifters Do It Better that launched my series, A Pawsitively Purrfect Match. It stars a number of matchmaking cats and shifters and I had a ton of fun writing it. I’m also excited about another Shifters Unleashed anthology that should release this December called Shifter Christmas Howlidays. I’m already planning another adventure for it starring more matchmaking cats with their shifter victims—I mean clients.

Q: What upcoming anthologies can we find more from you?
Please tell us about those stories. The anthology I’m the most excited about at the moment is Midnight Magic which comes out this May. My story is called Guardians of the Veil and is all about two Fae Guardians who should never have met. Fae Guardians have their own destiny and it doesn’t involve having fated mates or falling in love. These two, however, will break all the rules, and in doing so, may reshape the destiny of future Guardians and change the fate of the Fae forever.

Q: When you write do you visually base your characters off actors/famous people? Please give some examples.
I honestly don’t, at least not consciously anyway. I’m more likely to focus on creating characters that foster specific emotions in the reader.

Q: Why should we read short stories?
They provide a brief escape into an alternate reality/world and I firmly believe we all need an escape every now and then.

Q: Random party question: what's your favorite pizza?
Vegetarian pizza, preferably with barbeque sauce rather than traditional pizza sauce.

 

Excerpt



One moment Glory was standing at the counter, waiting for Travis to fill her tray with the shots she’d requested, and the next a set of arms had wrapped around her, pulling her tight against a warm and solid chest.

“Glory, my love.” Max’s voice sounded deeper than normal. He buried his nose in her neck and inhaled.

She shivered in desire, then cleared her throat. “Did you just smell me?”

“You’re intoxicating,” he muttered and scraped his teeth along her neck.

“Jeez, Max. Come on!” Travis slammed several shots onto the tray in front of them. “Glory’s working and you’re in public for heaven’s sake. And she’s my sister. Hands off!”

Max rumbled and glared at Travis.

For a moment, Glory feared the two of them would get into it, but then Max stepped back and allowed Glory to pick up her tray.

“I’ll walk with you,” he said.

She rolled her eyes and led the way across the room to a table of horny wolves. She knew they were horny because the scent was overwhelming. And it didn’t help that the bar was packed with she-wolves too. The mated pairs were busy making out, adding to the scent of crazy, while the unmated singles were hooking up or looking to hook up.

Wolves.

They were all such dogs.


Pepper would love to be able to shift into an animal (any animal, really, though she’s rather partial to cats). Unfortunately, since she wasn't lucky enough to be born a shifter, she’s had to settle for writing about them instead.

She's an advocate of animal rescue and supports local shelters and Trap-Neuter-Release programs for feral cats. She’s had the supreme honor of winning occasional head butts and meows from the local ferals in her neighborhood and even of convincing a few to come inside and adopt her as their own.
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Thursday, April 14, 2022

Lulu M. Sylvian Interview, Paranormal Unbound Author #ParanormalRomance #Anthology #ShiftersUnleashed #FreeBook


Set the shifter romance free, the readers said... So they did.
Dragons, Bears, Wolves, Vampires, Witches, and more. Delve into the magical tales in this paranormal romance and urban fantasy collection for zero pennies.
What more could you ask for? Snag your happily ever after today!

 

Lulu M Sylvian, one of the authors featured in Paranormal Unbound,  tells us about her contribution to this anthology: Fallen


She meets the perfect hero for her plot, but is he the perfect hero for her?

Demi is supposed to be enjoying a writer's retreat. Only everything is going wrong. Everything, except meeting the local hottie fireman. Moments after picking her up from the pavement, she plots an entire fantasy surrounding the handsome Eli.

After telling him about a couple of bear cubs, Eli mysteriously disappears on her. Demi plots the demise of the character she has based on him after she realizes that maybe he wasn't as taken with her as she thought. Only when Eli returns does he reveal all to her, including a rather surprising plot twist of a secret.


Interview

Q: What book/movie was your "gateway drug" into paranormal romance?

I read the Anne Rice Vampire Chronicle books back in the day, but I don't think they were my true gateway into paranormal romance. That honor goes to a friend who handed me Sherrilyn Kenyon's, Fantasy Lover. 

Q: Is your story in Paranormal Unbound a stand-alone or does it introduce readers to other characters/ worlds of yours?

Fallen is a related story to my paranormal romantic suspense series Legatum. This story introduces some new ideas that the shifters from the previous books did not know about. The characters are all new.

Q: IF it is a lead into another world please tell us about that world/those books.

The Palatine family can trace their history back to the time of the founding of Rome.
Descendants of Rhea Silvia, the first wolf shifter, and the war god Mars, this modern family of shifters is used to protecting their secrets. Now science has caught up with their myth. DNA evidence that can identify shifters is appearing on ancestry tests. And if that isn't causing them enough troubles, an old long thought dead vampire has mysteriously resurrected and is causing problems.
Legatum is currently at the sixth book in the series. It starts with Protective.

Q: What other Shifters Unleashed anthologies have you participated in/ what stories?

I've been lucky enough to participate in several Shifters Unleashed anthologies.
I have a menage vampire story called Mist Chances that appears in Immortal Legacies.
Seal with a Kiss, which features a selkie hero is in Shifters Do It Better.
Loaded for Bear appears in Alpha Shifters Furever

Q: What up-coming anthologies can we find more from you? Please tell us about those stories.

I have a mini-series I'm really excited about coming up. Berserker Boys, the first one Bear is appearing in Cocky Alpha Shifters, with the following stories Wolf and Boar in Shifters Furever After and Shift Happens.

Q: When you write do you visually base your characters off actors/famous people? Please give some examples.

All the time. It helps me to better describe the physical aspects of them, not just what they look like, but how they move, how their face shows expression.

Q: Why should we read short stories?

Short stories give you a sense of completion with a smaller time commitment.

Q: What’s coming next for your readers?

This year I'm in a handful of anthologies, plus in the fall I will be releasing Witches of Wet Waterfalls, the second mini-series in the Wet Waterfalls paranormal reverse harem world.

Excerpt

There was a sudden warble of a siren. Demi closed her eyes with embarrassment. She tripped, she didn’t need an ambulance. The siren was off seconds later and the rumble of a truck engine idled in the street nearby.

“You okay there?”

Too many emotions battled in Demi’s mind. Unable to properly focus around the pain and humility, she breathed deeply before seeing if her eyes would work and cracked them open. The face that greeted her was breathtaking. She was mesmerized the most by his sage green eyes.

His brows were lifted as he looked at her questioningly.

Demi managed to nod. Truth was, she wasn’t okay. She had embarrassed herself epically by stubbing her toe, and now she was having heart palpitations because the rescue hero they had to call in was distractingly handsome. No, not handsome, he was beautiful with darker skin and paler eyes, and bone structure that artists had been trying to capture for centuries.

His fingers caressed the inside of her wrist, and the breath she had struggled to reclaim left her again. It wasn’t fair that a dashing smile and good cheekbones could inject butterflies straight into her bloodstream.
“What’s your name? Can you tell me what happened?” He was professional, didn’t he realize how much worse he was making everything? “Matty said an elderly lady fell and broke her hip. Your pulse is elevated.”

“Matty has greatly over-exaggerated the situation,” she finally managed to say. And of course, her pulse was elevated, he was touching her.




Bio-engineered to be the only redhead in a generation of blonds, Lulu feels that “aliens” may actually be the best answer for a lifetime of being asked, “Where did you get that red hair from?”
Lulu cannot ride a horse, hula hoop, or play roller derby, but she can make pictures. Encouraged to make those pictures out of words Lulu began writing just to see what would happen, and words happened, so many words. She writes sexy hot paranormal and ridiculous contemporary romances. She embraces the crazy that comes with that one little genetic mutation, and attempts to live up to the reputation of being a redhead.

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Into the Dark #ReadOnVella #serializedfiction #ReadMe #PNR #paranormalromance


 There are new chapters available to read for Into the Dark!

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Investigative journalist, Allison Reed, has been sent an anonymous tip regarding the strange disappearances of several seemingly random local people. When she's caught snooping around a wealthy recluse's house, she discovers the man's daughters are witches who are abducting people and casting them into another world where magic feeds from the living and zombies are real.

Now, Allison has to learn to survive with the help of a stranger. Together, they work to find a way home. As they search for a way to escape this nightmarish world, Allison finds herself growing closer to Brian, the man who saved her. Living in this dimension presents its challenges, and Allison learns more about the witches who abducted her as well as the other victims.

Will they find a way home? Or will they remain trapped in a world where the dead walk among the living?

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