Friday, October 2, 2015

Favorite Quote Friday & a Halloween Giveaway

Happy Friday!  I think (and hope rather desperately) that we're actually going to have slightly cooler temperatures this weekend.  Hooray!  Nothing that will make the leaves change color.  But I'll take what I can get and pretend Autumn temps are just around the corner . . . which puts me in a Halloween frame of mind.

Kensington is having a really fun Halloween Giveaway this month.  The paranormal prize pack up for grabs includes:
  • Physical copies of Shadows Strike, On the Hunt, and Night's Surrender
  • Set of four Halloween themed ceramic plates
  • One Halloween scented candle (with bat wing decoration)
  • One Black Cat stuffed toy
  • Assorted Halloween candies including: Sugar gel blood packs, dismembered sucker fingers, gummy fingers, eyeball gumballs
  • Pack of skeleton blood bubbles
You can find the details and enter HERE.

A USA Today Bestseller
Amazon • Audible • Nook  iTunes  Kobo
BAM!  Walmart • Amazon UK • Amazon Canada

It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  I want to thank you again, everyone who has rated or reviewed Shadows Strike.  I'm so glad you're enjoying Ethan and Heather's story.  And I love, too, that so many of you are rooting for Cliff.  :-)  For today's selection, I thought I would give you another glimpse of Ethan and Heather together:
She eyed the small duffle bag he carried.  "That had better not contain duct tape, rope, and a scalpel." 
He grinned.  "I'm not a serial killer, Heather.  This is just my first aid kit."
Have a wonderful weekend!


Friday, September 25, 2015

Favorite Quote Friday + Sale & Giveaway News

Happy Friday!  I hope you had a good week!  I took a little mini-vacation last weekend and have been trying to catch up on things ever since. :-D

I'm participating in the Rockin' Reads Giveaway Hop! Everyone needs a Rockin' Read! So stop by Sept 23rd through 30th and find out which reads have rocked 2015 for us!

I'm giving away a signed copy of either A Sorceress of His Own or Shadows Strike (winner's choice) plus swag for the hop. There will be a giveaway on each blog, so drop by and join the fun!

Good news for the audiobook lovers out there . . . and for those who are interested in giving audiobooks a try for the first time.  Tantor Audio is having a great sale through the end of September.  Digital Downloads of the first five novels in my Immortal Guardians series are only $6.99!  You can find them HERE.

Fantastic reviews continue to roll in for Shadows Strike, my latest release.  I'm absolutely thrilled by the responses it's getting!  I love that so many of you are rooting for Cliff, and that you got such a kick out of watching my powerful Immortal Guardians interact with little Adira.  I admit her scenes were among my favorites.  :-)

Cocktails and Books gave Shadows Strike a wonderful review.  Here's a snippet: 

You can read the full review HERE.  

Thank you again, everyone who has rated and/or reviewed it!  I appreciate it so much!  

USA TODAY Bestseller

It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  Great reviews continue to roll in for A Sorceress of His Own—The Gifted Ones Book 1—as well.  So I thought, for today's selection, I would give you a narrative quote from it.  :-)
Turning, she exited the hall, her carriage painstakingly correct.  The violent trembling of her legs went unseen beneath the many folds of her robe, the rapid thumping of her heart unheard in the hush that followed her down to her chamber.  Closing the door silently behind her, she took two steps and halted.  The ancient, blood-soaked dagger fell from now nerveless fingers, hitting the floor with a clatter and splattering small, crimson droplets in its wake.
Have a wonderful weekend!


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Rockin' Reads Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Rockin' Reads Giveaway Hop, hosted by The Herd Hops!!  Everyone needs a Rockin' Read! Stop by Sept 23rd to 30th and find out which reads have rocked 2015 for us! There will be a giveaway on each blog so don't forget to visit them all!

Thanks so much for joining us on the hop!  For the historical romance and paranormal romance lovers out there, I thought I would share two Rockin' Reads I released this summer.  :-)

The Gifted Ones Book 1
A USA Today Bestseller

Since the day Lord Dillon earned his spurs, rumors of his savagery on the battlefield have preceded him into every room, stilling tongues and sparking fear. Weary of battle, he wishes only to find a woman he can wed who will approach him not with fear, but with the tenderness that has been absent from his life for so long. Yet only the wisewoman seems invariably at ease in his presence. Perhaps because she garners the same fear in others that he does himself.

For seven years, Alyssa has been by Lord Dillon's side, counseling him from the shadows, healing him with her hands, and staving off the worst of his loneliness while his fearsome reputation keeps others at bay. Blessed—or cursed—with gifts that label her a sorceress, she is forced to conceal her youth and the love she harbors for him beneath umbral robes that lead Dillon and his people to believe she is the same aged wisewoman who served his father.  All is revealed, however, and passions flare when an enemy threatens Dillon's life and Alyssa sacrifices everything to save him. 

Immortal Guardians Book 6
A USA Today Bestseller

U.S. law enforcement agent Heather Lane can read minds. But not the future. The dream of battle and blood that recurs every night must be a fluke, some obscure terror from her own mind. What its significance might be, she can't guess: an attack from seven psychotic vampires at once, only separated from nightmare by an eighth very different immortal. A handsome, brave man fighting at her side, a man she misses when she wakes.

Then the dream comes true. Heather is flung into a war between predators and protectors of humanity, the man from her dreams beside her again. Except now that she's awake, she isn't sure she can trust Ethan, or the shadow organization he represents. The U.S. military doesn't trust either of them. But against an onslaught of evil like the one that's coming, it will take everything they have just to survive...
(Can be read as a stand-alone novel
for those who are new to the series.)

My giveaway for the hop is a signed copy of either A Sorceress of His Own or Shadows Strike + swag.  (I know some paranormal romance lovers don't care for historical romance and vice versa, so I thought I'd give you your choice.)  :-)


The Rockin' Reads Giveaway Hop runs from September 23, 2015, 12:00am EST through September 30, 2015, 11:59pm EST.  My giveaway is open internationally to those who can legally enter.  No purchase necessary.

Mandatory entry
Leave a comment on this post during the hop (please include your email address) and tell me a Rockin' Read you enjoyed this summer.  :-)  Also mention extra entries.

Extra entries
For extra entries you may do any or all of the following, but be sure to mention them in your comment.

+1  Follow my blog. 

+1  Like My Facebook Page.

+1  Share my giveaway on Facebook.

+1  Follow me on Twitter.

+1  Share my giveaway on Twitter.

+1  Follow me on Amazon.

Selecting a Winner

I will use to choose my prize winner after verifying all entries and will announce it here by October 5th.  If the winner's email address is included in her/his comment, I will email her/him, too.  The winner will have one week to contact me.

Have Fun on the Hop!
I hope you'll find some new-to-you Rockin' Reads you'll enjoy! 

Friday, September 18, 2015

Favorite Quote Friday, News, Review & a Giveaway

Happy Friday!  I missed posting last week, so I have quite a bit to share with you.  Let's start with . . .

RT Reviewers Choice Award for Best Vampire Romance Nominee
"A thrilling and chilling new paranormal series.  Fantastic!"
RT Book Reviews

Darkness Dawns in audiobook is on sale on for just $4.95!  If this is your first time hearing about it, Darkness Dawns is the first book in my bestselling Immortal Guardians series.  The audiobook is narrated by talented Kirsten Potter.  You can find it HERE.

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Heroes and Heartbreakers did a very fun post, Fantasy Casting my Immortal Guardians series.  Drop by, peruse the actors and see if you agree with their choices!  You can find it HERE.

Wonderful reviews continue to roll in for my summer releases—A Sorceress of His Own, Shadows Strike, and On the Hunt.  I know I keep saying this, but I'm so thrilled that readers and reviewers are enjoying them.  :-)

You can read the full review HERE.

You can read the full review HERE.

Thank you again, everyone who has taken time to rate or review the books.  I appreciate it so much!!

Look what came in the mail—my author copies of Shadows Strike.  Woohoo!!  

Now that I have them in hand, I thought I would give one away this weekend in a Flash Giveaway over on Facebook.  :-)  The contest starts today and will last through Saturday night.  See you on My Facebook Page!

A USA Today Bestseller
Amazon • Audible • Nook  iTunes  Kobo
BAM!  Walmart • Amazon UK • Amazon Canada

It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  For today's selection, I thought I would give you another peek into the pages of my latest release—Shadows Strike.  This scene takes place very early in the book, shortly after Heather and Ethan meet for the first time.  I'll add that it's been a rather harrowing morning for Heather, who has just discovered that vampires really exist.  ;-)
Heather dragged her gaze away from him and glanced down, surprised to see several scratches on her hands.  She much have scraped them on rocks or sticks when Ethan and the vampire had knocked her down.  Though the cuts weren't deep, they had managed to birth a few beads of blood. 
She looked up at Ethan. 
A faint amber glow entered his eyes.  Was he drawn by the blood? 
She cleared her throat.  "If you start licking my hands, I'm going to totally lose it." 
He laughed—a deep rumble that warmed her insides and demanded she smile in return.  Then his grin twisted into a grimace of pain.  "Don't make me laugh." 
Have a wonderful weekend!


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Blog Tour & Giveaway Reminder

Hi, all!  This is just a reminder that my big Shadows Strike Blog Tour is winding down.  

So today is the last day you can enter to win:

1st Prize
$50 Amazon Gift Card

2nd Prize
$20 Amazon Gift Card

3rd Prize
A signed book (winner's choice) from my back list + swag

Here's the
Tour Schedule

August 11

August 12

August 13

August 14

August 17

August 18

August 19

August 20

August 21

August 24

August 25

August 26

August 27

August 28

August 31

September 1

September 2

September 3

September 4

September 7

September 8
Geeks In High School – Top 10 Immortal Guardians Quotes

A huge Thank You! goes out to all of the bloggers who participated and helped me celebrate Shadows Strike's release!  And more thanks go to the readers who joined me on the tour!  I hope you all enjoyed it!

Have a great week!


Friday, September 4, 2015

Favorite Quote Friday + News & Reviews

Happy Friday!  

I have exciting news to share!  

Shadows Strike hit #92 on the USA TODAY Bestseller List!  Woohoo!!  A huge thank you to all of the wonderful readers who helped it get there!  You . . . are . . . AWESOME!!!

A Sorceress of His Own, the first book in my new series The Gifted Ones, received a wonderful 5-star review from Sofia Loves Reading.  

You can read the full review HERE.

The A Sorceress of His Own Audiobook also received a great review from Oh My Shelves.

You can read the full review HERE.

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I'm so thrilled by the reviews that continue to roll in for Shadows Strike.  Long and Short Reviews gave it a fabulous 5-star review and nominated it for Book of the Month.

You can read the full review HERE.

Shadows Strike also received a fantastic 5-star review from Book Reader Chronicles.

You can read the full review HERE.

The reviews on Amazon and Goodreads have been equally amazing.  Shadows Strike has already received 71 5-star reviews on Amazon!  Thank you so much for taking time to review it!!  I appreciate it so much!!  I'll share snippets from some of my favorite soon.  :-)

A USA Today Bestseller
Amazon • Audible • Nook  iTunes  Kobo
BAM!  Walmart • Amazon UK • Amazon Canada

It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  The Zach lovers out there seem to be enjoying his scenes in Shadows Strike.  He and Bastien are such fun characters to write.  They will just say anything and couldn't care less what people think of them.  :-)  So for today's selection, I thought I would give you a quote from Shadows Strike that features Zach and Lisette (hero and heroine of Night Unbound) and Ethan and Heather (hero and heroine of Shadows Strike):
“Does this mean we aren’t hunting tonight?” Zach asked from the kitchen. 
Ethan tore his lips from Heather’s long enough to say, “I’m taking the night off.”   
Then their mouths fused once more, hungry and aggressive. 
“We aren’t hunting tonight,” Zach told Lisette, his tone deadpan.  “Whatever shall we do with ourselves?” 
“Not what you’re thinking,” she retorted with a laugh.  “Our bedroom isn’t soundproofed.” 
“So?  We’ll make a game of it.  I’ll see how many orgasms I can give you while you see how long you can go without making a sound.” 
“Come on, guys,” Tracy complained.  “I’m standing right here.”
:-D  Have a wonderful weekend!


Friday, August 28, 2015

New Release Celebrations, Giveaways & Other Fun Stuff

Happy Friday!  What a fantastic week this has been been!

Shadows Strike, Immortal Guardians Book 6, released Tuesday to rave reviews.  Thank you, everyone who pre-ordered it or who has picked up a copy this week.  First week sales are so important to authors, giving them their best chance at hitting the bestseller lists.  I'm pleased to say that Shadows Strike has already hit several of Amazon's Top 100 lists and—even more exciting—has received 28 5-star reviews!  Woohoo!!!  

Another thank you goes out to the wonderful readers who have left reviews.  I'm so thrilled by your responses to it!!  With every book release, I end up chewing my nails until those reviews start rolling in, hoping readers will enjoy it.  So I've been doing happy dances all week.  You're the best!  :-)

The Shadows Strike Audiobook hit Audible's Romance Bestseller List.  Hooray!!  So yet another big thanks goes to all of the audiobook lovers out there who picked up a copy.  Kirsten Potter narrated it.  I can't wait to listen to it.  Release weeks are always so hectic that I've only had time to listen to a few minutes so far.  :-)

I've been celebrating the release with giveaways over on Facebook.  One lucky reader has already won an Amazon Gift Card.  

I have another giveaway currently underway on my My Facebook Page and will choose one winner tonight who will receive the Immortal Guardians Prize Pack pictured above:  signed copies of Night Unbound and Darkness Rises, a tote bag, a keychain flashlight, a cover flat, and lots of bookmarks, trading cards, and postcards.  (I love the new keychains, by the way.)

I may launch another tonight to continue the celebration into the weekend, but haven't decided yet.  Perhaps an Immortal Guardians coffee mug and other goodies?  :-)  

And, of course, my Shadows Strike Blog Tour is still going strong and includes a big giveaway–a $50 Amazon Gift Card, a $20 Amazon Gift Card, or a signed book (winner's choice) from my backlist.  If you haven't joined the fun, you missed some great stops this week.  At Books & Things, I offered up five reasons my Immortal Guardians make the best book boyfriends.  :-)  Then at Books-n-Kisses, I gave readers 5 reasons to love Ethan, the hero of Shadows Strike.  But the fun didn't end there.  You can find a list of the stops HERE.

More wonderful reviews have been popping up on blogs, Goodreads, etc.  Here are snippets from some of my favorites:

It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  Since I'm sharing all of my exciting Shadows Strike news with you, I thought for today's selection I would give you a brief excerpt of it that features Ethan and Heather (the hero and heroine):

He rubbed the back of his neck and sighed. “Ah, hell. I suck at this.”

“Suck at what?”

“I wasn’t hunting nearby,” he admitted. “I was hunting forty miles away. But I can’t stop thinking about you and wanted to see you again.” Bending, he retrieved what he hoped she would see as a romantic gesture. When he straightened, he held a newspaper in one hand and a stainless steel coffeepot in the other. He offered her a sheepish smile. “It seemed like a good idea at the time.”

Heather bit her lip. And he did think he saw a little Aww, how sweet enter her pretty brown eyes.

Stepping closer, he leaned against the door frame opposite her. “I’m afraid I don’t really know how to do this.”

He heard her heartbeat pick up. “Do what?”

“Date. I haven’t tried to court a woman in about a century. I don’t know how to get things going and can’t ask Ed or he’ll never let me live it down.” Damned if he didn’t feel like a teenager with his first crush.

Her throat moved in a swallow. “You want to date me?”

“If dating you means spending lots of time with you, getting to know you, and exploring every inch of your delectable body as soon as you’re ready to take things further, then yes. I really want to date you.” He held up his goodies. “I remembered your neighbor with the newspaper analogy and . . .” He released a rueful chuckle. “As I said, I don’t know what I’m doing. I don’t even like coffee. I just liked the idea of it and wanted to see you again.”

“Oh, Ethan. It’s perfect.”

His heart leapt.

“But I really wish you hadn’t come.” Stepping back, Heather opened the door.

Disappointment struck. “Why?” He had been so sure she’d felt the same spark.

She brought the hand he hadn’t realized she had been hiding behind her back around and raised a Walther PPQ 9mm. “Because I dreamed you would.”

As Ethan gaped down at her, she pulled the trigger.

Thank you for sharing in my excitement, helping me celebrate, and making this release week a fantastic one!!   

Have a wonderful, wonderful weekend!