Monday, December 31, 2012

BLURRED EXPECTATIONS Book Trailer

YAY! The amazing Lex Valentine has done it again!






Blurred Expectations - Redwood Pack Book 4.5 - Coming 2013

Hannah Jamenson has babies on the brain. It seems that her sisters-in-law are expanding their family in the blink of an eye, but Hannah feels left behind. Every time that little test reads negative a little part of her dies and she feels like her Healing powers are failing her. Her mates, Josh and Reed, are doing everything they can to help her deal with their trials and losses, but they too feel like there is nothing they can do.

Just when the lines of what they mean to each other go out of focus, an enemy from Josh's past is back to prove the things that go bump in the night are real and everything they had held dear is now in jeopardy. In order to fight back and find their way, they'll need to put everything on the line before they lose it all.

Author’s Note: This is a novella set between books 4 and 5 to give you a taste of Reed, Josh, and Hannah. It is best that you have already immersed yourselves in the Redwood Pack world, however even new readers will enjoy a glimpse of the Redwood’s favorite triad.

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2012: A Year in Review


2012 is about to come to a close and I've had a whirlwind year and I wanted to stop and reflect on what I've done. When the year first started out, I had only planned on keeping with one series, and maybe starting another. I hadn't thought I'd find myself ready to be a full time author. Then life changed. The day job became a trial with issues that had nothing to do with me, but did impact my future. I gave up my job because a friend needed my position more, but I don't regret it.

I've been very lucky in what I've done this year.

I went in to 2012 thinking I'd maybe sell 1000 books and be okay.

>200,000 books sold later, I'm in awe.

I went into thinking that I'd hopefully have a book or two out.

9 books later with two extra volumes, I'm a bit crazy.

I went into print this year, something I didn't think I'd get to do.

But I'm happy beyond all recognition. I'm going to do a month by month thing, just because I make my own goals and it's good to see I've surpassed them.

January:

An Alpha's Path (Redwood Pack #1) came out a couple weeks before this, but it hit it's stride in this month, hitting #1 on ARe and #116 on Amazon. I'm still amazed.

A Taste for a Mate came out (Redwood Pack #2) in ebook.

February

Lia Davis and I put the foundation for our publishing company, Fated Desires, and co-authored series together. I cannot freaking wait to see what we come up with.

March

Trinity Bound (Redwood Pack #3) came out. It was my first menage and some people say it was their favorite. I was so scared to write m/m/f, but I'm glad I did.

April

A Night Away (Redwood Pack #3.5) came out. It was my first after the HEA novella and started a whole new idea in which I will continue to do them for awhile.

Lia and I also started Heartthrob Haven for other authors and formally made a website and publishing company for Fated Desires.

May

My last days on campus teaching. I cried like a baby cleaning up my desk, even though I would be teaching at home over the summer.

Oh, and my baby sister graduated college. I'm so proud of her.

June

My last day teaching was in this month. I thought I'd freak out over the fact that I'd be an author only, but in reality, it did so much more for me.

July

Dust of My Wings (Dante's Circle #1) came out. With the Redwood Pack series going so strong, I was almost crazy as to start a new series, but I did it anyway. There will be six more books and maybe even a couple novellas in this series. Thanks for taking a chance.

August

Dust of My Wings, and the first two volumes in the Redwood Pack came out in Print. OMG my books are in print. Can you believe it? I have books on shelves. I never thought my little ebooks would do it. THANK YOU.

I also made my Blog Hop site more formal and started doing monthly hops with over 200 authors each.

September

My first conference and book signing was at Lora Leigh's RAW. So amazing. I go to meet wonderful people, sign books, dance, and meet some of my favorite authors. I'm going to do it again next year and I can't wait!

October

Charmed Spirits (Holiday, Montana #1) came out. My holiday series came out of nowhere. It was supposed to be 5 small 20k novellas, and ended up being 5 40k short novels. Yes, I'm crazy. This book did even better than I thought it would, so thank you!

November

My most highly anticipated novel, Enforcer's Redemption (Redwood Pack #4) came out. Adam's book killed me emotionally as it did my readers. He's the reason I even had the Holiday, Montana series because I needed something happy to write about. Thank you for taking the chance with him.

December

Santa's Executive (Holiday, Montana #2) came out and people have really enjoyed the lighthearted story.

Blurred Expectations (Redwood Pack #4.5) just came out and people are picking it up quickly. I loved going back and writing about this triad.

In 2013 I have even more goals. I'm planning on finishing the Holiday, Montana series with the last three books. There will be two more Dante's Circle books, maybe even a novella if the timing with Lia works out right. There will be another novella in the Redwood Pack series plus Maddox's book. And Lia and I are writing and releasing Fated Tranquility, the first book in our Keys of Fate series. I also have hops, at least 4 box sets, more free reads, tours, contests, and goodies coming.

I'm also going to start writing the first book in another 8 book series, as well as finish plotting the initial goodies on yet another 8 book series. Both of these will showcase in 2014 and 2015.

2013 will have my first book festival in May, RAW in Sept, and maybe other conference in June. I'm moving to God knows where in the late summer, and planning on making a huge personal change late in the year.

I can't wait to see what happens and thank you for making 2012 a great year. For every buy, share, like, share, tweet, and review, you guys help. Word of mouth is the best way to promote and my readers have been amazing with it. Thank you so much for being awesome y'all!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

BLURRED EXPECTATIONS: An Excerpt



She blushed at the thought of both of her mates’ hands on her in every way possible. She knew they had been trying to make sure she knew that they were connected body and soul, and it had worked, at least for a few moments. She'd forgotten the stress of their inability to conceive, the stress of the war, the stress of all the turmoil in their own family. But then, once the warmth and glow had started to recede, the nightmares came back.





Blurred Expectations - Redwood Pack Book 4.5 - Coming 2013

Hannah Jamenson has babies on the brain. It seems that her sisters-in-law are expanding their family in the blink of an eye, but Hannah feels left behind. Every time that little test reads negative a little part of her dies and she feels like her Healing powers are failing her. Her mates, Josh and Reed, are doing everything they can to help her deal with their trials and losses, but they too feel like there is nothing they can do.

Just when the lines of what they mean to each other go out of focus, an enemy from Josh's past is back to prove the things that go bump in the night are real and everything they had held dear is now in jeopardy. In order to fight back and find their way, they'll need to put everything on the line before they lose it all.

Author’s Note: This is a novella set between books 4 and 5 to give you a taste of Reed, Josh, and Hannah. It is best that you have already immersed yourselves in the Redwood Pack world, however even new readers will enjoy a glimpse of the Redwood’s favorite triad.

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

BLURRED EXPECTATIONS is HERE!










It's here! Reed, Hannah, and Josh get a new story! I love writing after the HEA stories where I go back and see what my previous couples and triads are up to. Reed, Hannah, and Josh have been lurking for a bit in need of something far more than they can give each other with just warm hugs and words. This was a tough little novella to write, but totally worth it. I hope you enjoy!



Blurred Expectations - Redwood Pack Book 4.5 - Coming 2013

Hannah Jamenson has babies on the brain. It seems that her sisters-in-law are expanding their family in the blink of an eye, but Hannah feels left behind. Every time that little test reads negative a little part of her dies and she feels like her Healing powers are failing her. Her mates, Josh and Reed, are doing everything they can to help her deal with their trials and losses, but they too feel like there is nothing they can do.

Just when the lines of what they mean to each other go out of focus, an enemy from Josh's past is back to prove the things that go bump in the night are real and everything they had held dear is now in jeopardy. In order to fight back and find their way, they'll need to put everything on the line before they lose it all.

Author’s Note: This is a novella set between books 4 and 5 to give you a taste of Reed, Josh, and Hannah. It is best that you have already immersed yourselves in the Redwood Pack world, however even new readers will enjoy a glimpse of the Redwood’s favorite triad.
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Saturday, December 22, 2012

BLURRED EXPECTATIONS: An Excerpt



Here's an excerpt from Blurred Expectations (Redwood Pack Book 4.5). This novella comes out early January, make sure you're signed up for my newsletter so you know when. I hope you guys enjoy it!



Hannah stretched her muscles after sitting in her yoga pose for too long. She’d gotten distracted instead of trying to settle herself down. She grinned at herself. Okay, her body may have been sore from the thorough lovemaking the night before, but that was another story altogether. 

Friday, December 21, 2012

Fresh Friday Reads: Week of 12.17.12


Happy Holidays All! I'm currently with my family and enjoying time with the inlaws. Yes, that's right. *grins* Here's a list of the books that came out this week that I just had to get. I hope you guys get a chance to read them! I'm going to be quiet on the blog this next week, but will be back after Christmas to talk books, a New Year's Blog Hop, some updates, and of course, a new release!

Winter Eve - Lia Davis

There comes a time when setting your differences aside isn’t just necessary, it’s a means of survival. After losing over half of their dens to a group rogue shifters, the wolves and leopards merged as one Pack, but living together is much more of a challenge then they expected.

Danica Welsh was born to be the leopard pack healer. An accident involving a drug induced youth left her badly burned and scared—emotionally and physically. Without the ability to heal by touch, she secludes herself to the edge of town, away from Ashwood Falls’ overly concerned citizens. All hope of mating and family become a distance dream. When she finally starts to accepts the long, lonely existence ahead of her, a stranger crashes into her life, and her heart. 

After Nevan Mathews’ fiancĂ© died three ago, he submerged himself into his work, cutting off all reminders of a life he dreamed of with the woman he loved. He lets his step-mother talk him into taking the first vacation in five years to visit for the holidays. But an accident delays his travel plans, sending him to Danica’s doorstep and raises a need he thought he would never feel again. 
Can they tear down the walls around their hearts and submit to the passion before another claims Dani for his own? 

Warning: Contains a shifter who's scars run deeper than skin, a human who has the heart of a shifter, and a snow storm that's sure to have them both reaching for warmth.


Big Sky River - Linda Lael Miller

The "First Lady of the West," #1 New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller, brings you to Parable, Montana-where love awaits. Sheriff Boone Taylor has his job, friends, a run-down but decent ranch, two faithful dogs and a good horse. He doesn't want romance-the widowed Montanan has loved and lost enough for a lifetime. But when a city woman buys the spread next door, Boone's peace and quiet are in serious jeopardy. 

With a marriage and a career painfully behind her, Tara Kendall is determined to start over in Parable. Reinventing herself and living a girlhood dream is worth the hard work. Sure, she might need help from her handsome, wary neighbor. But life along Big Sky River is full of surprises...like falling for a cowboy-lawman who just might start to believe in second chances.


Deck the Halls with Love - Lorraine Heath

A Lost Lords of Pembrook Novella

Christmas is a time for miracles … and second chances at love. 

In her dazzling first Season, Lady Meredith Hargreaves gave her heart to Alistair Wakefield, the Marquess of Chetwyn, only to have it shattered when he proposed to another. And now that he's free to pursue her? It matters little, because she's on her way to the altar, heartbreak be damned.

Chetwyn once set aside his dreams in favor of duty and honor. But as Christmas approaches, he is determined to put his own desires first and lure Lady Meredith back into his arms, where she's always belonged.

First he steals a dance; then he steals a kiss. But when they find themselves alone in an abandoned castle during a snowstorm, reignited passion consumes them both. And Chetwyn will have one last chance to steal back Meredith's heart, once and for all.


Model Soldier - Cat Johnson

When love presents itself, take your shot.

Red, Hot, & Blue, Book 8

When Emily Price is assigned to an ad campaign featuring one of Uncle Sam’s finest soldiers, she’s thrilled. Who better to break up the monotonous parade of smooth, perfect models than a rough, war-hardened alpha male?

Maybe she’ll even get lucky like one of her colleagues and find romance. Unfortunately, when she meets her model, he’s more caveman than Prince Charming. Now her dreams of love—and her career—are dangling precariously from his callused fingertips.

Staff Sergeant David Hawk Hawkins never imagined refusing a command…until he loses a bet and is ordered off the battlefield and into a new role: poster boy for the Army’s recruiting campaign.

From the start, their relationship is more fire-and-ice than fairytale. Yet beneath their sparring simmers an attraction that finally explodes into a night of lovemaking that, after they part, haunts them to opposite sides of the globe.

But love isn’t through with them—and neither is the public. The campaign is a hit and Hawk becomes a star. Soon he and Emily are thrown together again, but this time it’s on Hawk’s turf, where flying bullets could settle their battle before it begins.

This book has been previously published.

Product Warnings
Contains sex hot enough to travel halfway around the world, and a love strong enough to bring them back home again.


Trouble in Texas - Katie Davis

THERE'S A FOX IN THE HENHOUSE

Inheriting the most notorious house of ill repute in Texas can spell trouble for a girl's reputation . . . especially when she's Elizabeth Murphy, Bramble's prim and proper librarian. Yet when she discovers a buck-naked cowboy handcuffed to a four-poster bed, she forgets all about the town gossips. Elizabeth has sworn off men, but the stranger's kisses melt her resolve faster than ice cream on a hot summer day.

Waking up in Miss Hattie's Henhouse isn't how Brant Cates reckoned on getting to the bottom of his great-granddaddy's murder. The plan was to solve the centuries-old crime, then get the heck out of Dodge. But after meeting Elizabeth and discovering that the buttoned-up beauty is a sexy siren in disguise, he just can't pull himself away. 

Now Brant needs Elizabeth to finally put his past to rest, but is she willing to risk her future on Bramble's newest bad boy?





Thursday, December 20, 2012

BLURRED EXPECTATIONS FAQs



Howdy! I've been getting a couple of questions about Blurred Expectations and thought I'd answer them before it's released. I'm on a plane flying across the country at this point, but if you have more questions, but them in the comments and I'll answer them when I get to an internet connection.

Q) What is Blurred Expectations?

A) Blurred Expectations (BE from here on out LOL) is a novella that is one of my after the HEA novellas in this series. Meaning its about Reed, Hannah, and Josh who you met in Trinity Bound. This is a look at their lives now. There's some romance, some heartache, and some suspense. I know after Enforcer's Redemption people wanted to know more about these three, so here you go.

Q) How long is it?

A) Only 18,000 words or so. It's a shorty, but only $1.99 for you.

Q) Do I have to read your other books first?

A) Yes and No. I try to make it so you can start anywhere in the series, but in reality, to really enjoy everything, you need to read them all. At least read Trinity Bound before hand so you know how this couple fell in love.

Q) Will Reed and Josh be getting it on? (Seriously, this was a question LOL)

A) Because the novella is only 18,000 words, I had to make sure there wasn't ONLY sex in the story. So, yes, there's a seen with Josh and Reed, but no, not as hot as you saw in Trinity Bound. I will have more menages in the future with m/m contact, but I didn't want to put out a book with 50% romantic scenes.

Q) Will I cry?

A) It depends on where you are in your life. I've had people going through the same things as Hannah and said after they read BE that I hit the nail on the head with the emotions. There is a happy ending, just maybe not what we all thought.

Q) Will you do more after the HEA novellas?

A) Yes. A Night Away, which is about Mel and Kade, is already out. Forgiveness, which is about Bay and Adam, comes out this summer. Next year I will have two after the HEA novellas as well. I don't know if I'll do more because I am going to move on from the Redwood Pack series at some point. And geesh, that hurt to type right then!

Q) Can I find this in print?

A) Soon. Redwood Pack Vol 3 will be out in digital and print form late Jan/early Feb. It will have Enforcer's Redemption and Blurred Expectations in it.

I hope I answered all your questions. Let me know if you have any more!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Lia Davis's Winter Eve and a Giveaway



Interview and Giveaway with Nevan and Danica from WINTER EVE.

Hi, everyone! Thank you, Carrie Ann, for having me over and allowing me to share my new shifter world with you and your readers. I also brought Dani and Nevan with me for a short interview. But first I want to introduce Ashwood Falls.

Ashwood Falls is a mountain town hidden high in the Smokey Mountains.  The entire territory is the merger of two Packs--the leopards and the wolves—after their dens were attacked by a group of rogue shifters. The series opens with Winter Eve, the prequel and a small taste of what’s to come. Here is the series synopsis.

There comes a time when setting your differences aside isn’t just necessary, it’s a means of survival. After losing over half of their dens to a group rogue shifters, the wolves and leopards merged as one Pack, but living together is much more of a challenge then they expected.

Lia: Hi Dani and Nevan! Thanks for coming. Please tell us about you: jobs, hobbies, special talents, and anything else you would want to share.
Dani: Hi. We’re happy to be here. I was…am the leopard pack healer which is my job and my talent.
Nevan: *links his fingers with Dani’s*  Hi, Lia. I’m human, but not new to the shifter world. I was raised with mountain lions. I’m a psychiatrist and now work solely for the Packs in Ashwood. I don’t think I have any talents.
Dani: Yes, he does, but those are private.

*Nevan pulls her in for a hard kiss.*

Lia: *I cleared my throat to get the newly mated couple back on track* Tell us about the first time you met.
Dani: *Her smile vanished and she drew her eyebrows together in a frown* I made him crash his car.
Nevan: *Pulls her close and kisses her temple* I’m glad you did.

Lia: Aww. You two are too cute. What is your favorite part of each other?
Nevan: Her mouth, because she knows how to…*He doubled over, laughing as Dani punched him in the thigh*
Dani: I love his eyes and how the grey darkens when he’s turned on.

Lia: *Trying to hold in my laughter* Care to share future plans?
Nevan: *Scoots down the sofa a couple of inches* My stepmother wants more grandbabies.
Dani: *Narrows her eyes at him, then sighs* We’re still discussing that.

Lia: Thanks for coming and chatting with me.

Thank you , again, Carrie Ann for having us over today.



Title: Winter Eve, Ashwood Falls prequel
Author: By Lia Davis
Publisher: Fated Desires Publishing
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Blurb:
Danica Welsh was born to be the leopard pack healer. An accident involving a drug induced youth left her badly burned and scared—emotionally and physically. Without the ability to heal by touch, she secludes herself to the edge of town, away from Ashwood Falls’ overly concerned citizens. All hope of mating and family become a distance dream. When she finally starts to accepts the long, lonely existence ahead of her, a stranger crashes into her life, and her heart.

After Nevan Mathews’ fiancĂ©e died three ago, he submerged himself into his work, cutting off all reminders of a life he dreamed of with the woman he loved. He lets his step-mother talk him into taking the first vacation in five years to visit for the holidays. But an accident delays his travel plans, sending him to Danica’s doorstep and raises a need he thought he would never feel again.
Can they tear down the walls around their hearts and submit to the passion before another claims Dani for his own?

Warning: Contains a shifter who's scars run deeper than skin, a human who has the heart of a shifter, and a snow storm that's sure to have them both reaching for warmth.

  
Find it on Amazon | B&N | ARe | Kobo


Excerpt:
Movement to his right caught his attention, and he narrowed his eyes for a better look. A large leopard crouched, staring at him from the roadside. With eyes that reflected the full moon's light, the creature blinked and let out a soft growl before it turned to walk up a gravel driveway.
The animal was beautiful, scary, and its eyes held a hint of humanity. Could it be a were? Sarah hadn’t said anything about others living this far up the mountain. When the beast turned to look at him, he swore it wanted him to follow. He took a step forward, and the cat started walking again.
"Oh, great, Nev. You're being lead away by a cat, like Alice and that damn rabbit," he muttered to himself. No one would ever believe him. In fact, it was probably leading him to the den to share with the rest of the pack. Shaking his head at the ridiculous thought, he walked up the driveway. The cat sped up, running ahead much too fast for him. Then it darted into the woods a few feet from a single-story log cabin nestled into the surrounding trees. Another step caused a blinding light to click on, illuminating the front of the yard and the cabin. A few moments later, the door opened, revealing the most beautiful woman he'd ever seen. She stepped out onto the large wide porch. Her straight silk-like strawberry blond hair cascaded over her shoulders and stopped at her waist. The light of the full moon cast against her pale skin made her look like a goddess.
"What can I do to help you?"
Her velvety smooth voice warmed his body and awoke a very specific part of his anatomy. It was several seconds before he found his voice and shook out of the trance she’d cast upon him. "I crashed my car and wondered if you have a phone. My cell doesn't get service up here."
"I don’t have a phone." Her gaze left him to search their surroundings and stopped as she glanced toward the dark sky as though she saw something he didn't, or couldn't, see. "But, come inside. You’ll freeze to death in the storm." She turned and walked back inside.
Storm?
A single snowflake drifted in front of his face, landing on his nose.

Author Bio

Lia Davis is a mother to two young adults and two very special kitties, a wife to her soul mate, a paranormal romance author, graphic designer, and co-owner to Fated Desires Publishing, LLC. She and her family live in Northeast Florida battling hurricanes and very humid summers. But it’s her home and she loves it!

An accounting major, Lia has always been a dreamer with a very activity imagination. The wheels in her head never stop. She ventured into the world of writing and publishing in 2008 and loves it more than she imagined. Writing and designing are stress relievers that allow her to go off in her corner of the house and enter into another world that she created, leaving real life where it belongs.

Her favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties.



GIVEAWAY!
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Growing Up: A Redwood Pack FREE READ


Growing Up

Maddox Jamenson ran a hand through his too long hair and looked out onto the land that had for so long called to his family and Pack. He was so freaking tired and he really didn’t know why.
Thoughts of dark eyes and an even darker past flashed through his mind and he closed his eyes.
Oh yeah, that’s why he was so tired.
“Mad?” Cailin, his baby sister called as she came up to stand beside him.
Maddox looked down at her striking beauty, her black-blue hair and stunning Jamenson-green eyes. Even though she was only in her twenties, he knew he’d have to start fighting off potential mates soon. No way was he going to let his little sister get hurt.
“What is it, Cai?” he asked as he wrapped his arm around her shoulders. Unlike the rest of his family, he wasn’t that comfortable with touching others. He’d held Bay when she’d needed him after the birth of her son, but he didn’t like hugging anyone else—except his sister.
And maybe her
No, never her
“Why are you out here standing here all alone?” she asked as she leaned into his hold.
He shrugged, not really knowing the answer. He’d always preferred to be alone, especially these days. The feelings that came from being the Omega fell on his shoulders with a heavy still silence that never went away.
Cailin scoffed and he was pretty sure he could feel her rolling her eyes. She wasn’t very subtle.
“You need to stop moping, brother mine.”
“I’m not moping,” he countered.
“Oh shut up. You’ve been moping since you know who came you know where.”
“Oh my, however shall I figure out that code of yours?” he teased, not liking that she saw right through him.
“Well, I could say her name for you if you’re that lost.” She smiled and he pinched her arm.
“Hey! I’m going to tell Mom!” She rubbed her arm and stuck her tongue out.
Maddox threw his head back and laughed, something he hadn’t done much of lately. “Oh my God, you’re like twelve.”
“Am not.”
“I’m not going to argue with you.”
“Why are we fighting?” she asked and smiled again.
“Because you’re a pest and my baby sister.”
Cailin let out a breath. “I really wish all of you would stop calling my your baby sister. It’s not like I’m in diapers anymore. I’m a woman.”
Maddox closed his eyes and groaned. “Don’t remind me.”
“Hey! I don’t understand what’s your problem. Kade and Jasper went out all the time and found women. Reed found men and women. Adam wasn’t a monk before Anna. You’ve had your fair share even if you’re hiding most of it.  And North…well I don’t really want to think about what North’s up to.”
Maddox shook his head, trying to get the images of North doing whatever the hell he did out of his mind.
“You’re not allowed to date,” Maddox ordered.
Cailin leveled a look at him. “Um, I think I am. And I have been dating if you haven’t noticed.”
Rage filled him. “What? Who? What little prick do I have to kill?”
Cailin threw up her arms and stomped away before she stomped right back and got in his face.
“You see? This is why I don’t mention it. I’m a woman. Not a girl. A woman. I’ve dated humans and wolves. Not that I’d let you know who. Oh, and I’m not a virgin. Just so you’d know.”
Maddox covered his ears with his hands and hummed.
No, there was no way his baby sister was talking about…well…sex.
No. Freaking. Way.
“Sex. Maddox. Sex. Sex. Sex.”
“Stop it, Cailin!”
“Oh, my God! You’re such a prude!”
“And you’re too young to have sex.”
“Oh shut up. It’s not like I’m screwing every man I see.”
Maddox closed his eyes again and prayed for patience. “I would hope not. We’re already in a war with the Centrals, we don’t need to kill our own Pack members.”
Cailin rolled her eyes. “You need to grow up. Okay? I’m being safe—with my body and my heart. I haven’t found a mate yet and my wolf is just now starting to want one. When it happens, I don’t want my brothers beating him up.”
“I’m not making any promises. You have six of us, plus Josh. Not to mention what the women will do. Oh yeah, and our folks.”
“I know, hence why I’m telling you.”
“I don’t want to think about you and a man. Okay?”
“Find, don’t think about it. Just don’t get in the way. Now, do we want to talk about your mating?”
“No.” Hell, freaking, no.
“No?”
“No. Now, I’m going to go talk to Dad,” he said as he brushed by her.
“Maddox Jamenson! Don’t you dare tell Daddy what we talked about!”
“You know, you only call him Daddy when you’re in trouble.”
“Oh shut up. Don’t you dare tell him I had sex.”
“You’ll have to catch me first.” He took off at a run, Cailin chasing behind him at full steam.
He wouldn’t actually tell his Dad. Some things were sacred. Though if some bastard thought he could touch Mad’s baby sister, that would be another story. He’d have to do some digging on his own.
Cailin jumped on his back and wrapped her arms around his neck. “Don’t, Maddox!”
He laughed, even though she was blocking his air. She released her hold and he tossed her to the ground. She glared at him from the ground and her eyes glowed gold, her wolf rising to the surface.
“I won’t, lady bug butt.”
“I hate when you call me that.”
“You’re the baby, get over it.”
“I hate you, Maddox.”
“Love you too, lady bug butt.”
Maddox gripped her hand and picked her up off the ground as they both walked toward the den center.
His baby sister had put a smile on his face, even though he gave her more worries than he needed at his age. Maybe everything would be okay.
He spotted a wisp of dark hair out of the corner of his eyes and froze.
Well, hell, maybe not that okay.





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Friday, December 14, 2012

Holiday Gifts of Love Blog Hop



Happy Holidays! So tell me, when you think of holidays, what do you think of? For me? It's the cold outside bringing people together inside. I love reading romances around the holidays and even thinking about the cookies that we can eat together.

Yep. I said cookies. I love them. Can I have them? Nope, not this year because of the sugar content so I'm just going to have to sit back and beg you to give me ideas for cookies I can have next year! So Tell me: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE COOKIE?

Justin Cooper wasn’t always the straight-laced Holiday Elementary School principal. In his youth, he broke all the rules and enjoyed being the bad Cooper brother.  One Christmas Eve night he got a little too rowdy and things changed forever. Now the consequences of that fateful night have come back in full force and the myths of Christmas might be more real than he thought.
Rina Brewer is one of Santa’s elves. Not the tiny cute little toy maker, but the sexy, petite, energy filled bombshell kind. She’s come to Holiday to aid Justin in his new role as Santa’s executive, but as soon as she sees the sexy ex-bad boy, she realizes the job may be more than she bargained for.
As they work together to make this Christmas one to remember, an old foe has come to town to make sure that his holiday is the coldest yet.
Warning: Contains a perky elf who dreams of something more, a Christmas myth who may be a baddie, and a sexy ex-bad boy who craves Christmas cookies…and a certain perky blonde.

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Blurred Expectations Excerpt



Busy and not really here, but here's a snippet from Blurred Expectations, Redwood Pack book 4.5 out early January.

Reed handed him the beer and wrapped an arm around Josh’s waist. Josh brought him in for a hug and kissed him softly on the mouth. Reed had always been bisexual, but never in his wildest dreams had he imagined himself in a mating with two people. He loved it.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Busy Busy Busy

I'm busy beyond busy at the moment but I'm still here. I'm trying to finish HER LUCKY LOVE before I go to Colorado to see family on the 20th, so I'm in my writing cave. I don't think I'll be out of my writing cave until April or so....

I try to blog daily so we can interact and see what's going on, but sometimes I just can't do it. Sorry. I'm trying to find a way through this story and keep my happiness about it since I'm at the point in the book where I doubt myself and my ability.

Getting reviews in my emails saying that I need to stay away from lighter stuff and go back to the dark side doesn't help. Compound that with people emailing me saying I'm a sadist toward Bay just makes me want to curl in a ball. I don't go out and look for reviews, I actively stay away from it. But people are now emailing me their disgust so I need to take a step back and make sure I'm writing for me and my characters again.

I'm also not answering emails every day like I used to. I respond to the urgent ones, but sometimes, I can only go through my long lists of emails once a week. Sorry. I'm so so freaking busy, it's a little scary.

So I'm going back to writing right now, but I'll be around if you desperately need me.




Working on HER LUCKY LOVE and thought I'd share.

"He kissed her then. A soft, slow, emotion filled kiss that took her breath away. His lips lingered at the corner of her mouth, searching, needing. She leaned in, letting his tongue brush hers, the taste of coffee intertwined with that just Bray taste."

--Ally from HER LUCKY LOVE (Holiday, Montana book 4) Out March 2013

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A Post from Rina from Santa's Executive


So I’m one of Santa’s elves. Yes, one of those. Aren’t you curious? I’m not the little ones from the movies and cards you see. Well, I’m short, but that’s beside the point.

I’m a card carrying elf, just not the perky one.

Fine, okay, so Justin thinks I’m perky. But I can have a bad day, you know. I’m allowed to not smile and giggle.

I hate giggling.

Justin hates it too, though he thinks when I do it it’s cute.

See what I have to live with with this man? But isn’t he cute?

Yes, I’m so freaking happy right now. I’m an elf, in love with Justin Cooper, and actually get to do something with my life that has nothing to do with wrapping.

*shudders*

hate the wrapping department.



Justin Cooper wasn’t always the straight-laced Holiday Elementary School principal. In his youth, he broke all the rules and enjoyed being the bad Cooper brother.  One Christmas Eve night he got a little too rowdy and things changed forever. Now the consequences of that fateful night have come back in full force and the myths of Christmas might be more real than he thought.
Rina Brewer is one of Santa’s elves. Not the tiny cute little toy maker, but the sexy, petite, energy filled bombshell kind. She’s come to Holiday to aid Justin in his new role as Santa’s executive, but as soon as she sees the sexy ex-bad boy, she realizes the job may be more than she bargained for.
As they work together to make this Christmas one to remember, an old foe has come to town to make sure that his holiday is the coldest yet.
Warning: Contains a perky elf who dreams of something more, a Christmas myth who may be a baddie, and a sexy ex-bad boy who craves Christmas cookies…and a certain perky blonde.

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Meet Justin and Rina from Santa's Executive


Name: Justin Cooper
Age: 34
Profession: School Principal
Hobby: Works with Kids
Goal: To be forgiven
Name: Rina Brewer
Age: 26
Profession: One of Santa's elves.
Hobby: Baking. Yes, how ironic for an elf, right?
Goal: To not have to work in the basement of the Workshop anymore. But anywhere but wrapping. *shudders* No wrapping for her!


Justin Cooper wasn’t always the straight-laced Holiday Elementary School principal. In his youth, he broke all the rules and enjoyed being the bad Cooper brother.  One Christmas Eve night he got a little too rowdy and things changed forever. Now the consequences of that fateful night have come back in full force and the myths of Christmas might be more real than he thought.
Rina Brewer is one of Santa’s elves. Not the tiny cute little toy maker, but the sexy, petite, energy filled bombshell kind. She’s come to Holiday to aid Justin in his new role as Santa’s executive, but as soon as she sees the sexy ex-bad boy, she realizes the job may be more than she bargained for.
As they work together to make this Christmas one to remember, an old foe has come to town to make sure that his holiday is the coldest yet.
Warning: Contains a perky elf who dreams of something more, a Christmas myth who may be a baddie, and a sexy ex-bad boy who craves Christmas cookies…and a certain perky blonde.

Find it On:

Amazon Barnes & Noble | ARe | Kobo

Find it in Print Here: