Thursday, January 31, 2013

Quote of the Day 5: Finding Abigail

To lead up to the release of Finding Abigail, I'll be showing off one or two sentences a day until Feb 5th! Are you ready for Tyler and Abby?



Tears welled in her eyes, and she brought both boys into a hug. “Oh, guys, you know how much I love you, but I need to go.”

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Quote of the Day 4: Finding Abigail

To lead up to the release of Finding Abigail, I'll be showing off one or two sentences a day until Feb 5th! Are you ready for Tyler and Abby?


The package didn’t seem too dangerous. No, in fact, it looked downright boring.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Quote of the Day 3: Finding Abigail

To lead up to the release of Finding Abigail, I'll be showing off one or two sentences a day until Feb 5th! Are you ready for Tyler and Abby?

Oh, he knew his brother had a right to be nervous, but it didn’t take him being a cupid to know who Bray should be with considering his brother never had eyes for anyone other than Allison. But that was another story.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Quote of the Day 2: Finding Abigail

To lead up to the release of Finding Abigail, I'll be showing off one or two sentences a day until Feb 5th! Are you ready for Tyler and Abby?

Tyler took off the last of the brown paper that smelled of vanilla and choked.
Pink. Hot pink. Everywhere

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Quote of the Day: Finding Abigail

To lead up to the release of Finding Abigail, I'll be showing off one or two sentences a day until Feb 5th! Are you ready for Tyler and Abby?

“Smooth, twinkle toes,” Bray said as he took the spot on the couch Tyler wanted. 

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Saturday Snippet: A TASTE FOR A MATE

For today, I thought I'd go back in time a bit to my first full length novel. From the second book in the Redwood Pack Series, A TASTE FOR A MATE.


     Jasper’s body went on alert. His heart beat in his ears. “When did you hear this? Why the fuck did you wait until now to come and get me? My scent is all over that bakery. If some lone wolf goes near Willow, they’re just going to think she’s meat. I haven’t claimed her yet.” Jasper could feel his wolf prowl, ready to attack the dangers surrounding his mate.
     “Calm down. I just heard about it before I walked here. We can go together to check out the threat. But as I said, the pup wasn’t sure what he smelled. He wasn’t sure if it was a wolf or not. But seeing how it’s close to Willow’s, I thought we should go.”
     Jasper grabbed his keys and had left the house before Adam had time to take another breath. He needed to check on her. If anyone came near her or even sniffed her, he’d kick some ass.
     “Let me drive, man,” Adam said as he reached the driveway. “I don’t want you to take us off the road. You’re a little edgy now.”
     Jasper tossed him the keys and climbed into the passenger seat of his Jeep.




A Taste for a Mate – Redwood Pack Book 2

Jasper Jamenson’s only responsibility to being the Beta of the Redwood Pack, second son of the Alpha, is to protect the Pack from themselves and the human world. After a century of selfless service, his brother’s new found mating forced him into taking a good look into his life. He isn’t sure he wants a mate, but fate may have other ideas.

Willow Delton is a skinny, bakery owner – the type most woman love to hate. Being without family, she finds herself alone to the Greek god with green eyes who saunters into her bakery every morning. Her desire to follow him, to be with him, overrides every rational sense she possesses.

Jasper and Willow are drawn together, despite every nuisance that works against them. But evil beyond even Jasper’s supernatural compensation will make war against him, by going after the only thing in his eternal life he desires – Willow. Is Willow’s heart enough to overcome Jasper’s soul to save her life? A fight he cannot win, but to save her life – he must.


Print version is found in Redwood Pack Vol 1
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Friday, January 25, 2013

Fresh Friday Reads: Week of 1.21.13


Happy Friday! This week was a FANTASTIC paranormal week in romance releases. What did you purchase!? TELL ME! LOL

Ever After - Kim Harrison

The ever after, the demonic realm that parallels the human world, is shrinking. If it disappears completely, so does all magic. It's up to witch-turned-daywalking-demon Rachel Morgan to avert catastrophe and keep life from changing... for the worse.

While saving the world is important, it isn't Rachel's only motivation. There's also the small fact that she caused the ley line to rip in the first place, setting off a chain reaction of unfortunate events. That little mistake has made her life forfeit unless she can fix it. It's also made her more than a few enemies, including the most powerful demon in the ever after—a terrifying entity who eats souls and now has an insatiable appetite for her. He's already kidnapped her friend and goddaughter to lure her out, and if Rachel doesn't give herself up soon, they'll die.

But Rachel has more than a few impressive and frightening skills of her own, and she isn't going to hand over her soul and her life without one hell of a fight. She's also got a surprise: elven tycoon Trent Kalamack. With this unlikely ally beside her—a prospect both thrilling and unnerving—she's going to return to the ever after, kick some demon butt, rescue her loved ones... and prevent an apocalypse before it's too late. Or, at least that's the plan...


The Hob - Kim Harrison

Robin Goodfellow has met his match. 

The Gray Court Book 4 

When the Black Queen kidnaps one of the White Queen's nephews, Robin Goodfellow is sent to ensure that the young prince safely returns to the bosom of his family. True to his role as Oberon’s Hobgoblin, he is ready for anything…except meeting his truebond, the very delicious, very human Michaela Exton.

Michaela has dreamed about a flame-haired rogue named Robin Goodfellow since she was a little girl, but everyone knows Puck doesn’t really exist. In real life, it’s a dark-eyed man named Ringo who makes her heart beat faster.

She is closer to her dream man than she thinks, and nobody knows it better than Robin, who wears the guise of Ringo. But there’s competition for her love in the form of Lord Raven, who holds a secret that will rock the foundation of Robin’s world. As a Black Court delegate does the unthinkable, leaving an enraged, grief-stricken Robin hanging onto his humanity by a thread, only Michaela has the power to bring him back from the killing edge—if she survives.

Product Warning: This book contains explicit sex, graphic language, Robin Goodfellow and... Really. Do I need to say any more?


Haunted Sanctuary - Moira Rogers

The shadows of her past could destroy their future.

Green Pines, Book 1

Eden Green can’t remember a time she didn’t believe in monsters—her cousin was born one. Her family’s dark past casts a long shadow, making it hard to make friends and harder to commit to a lover. She lives a quiet life in small-town Clover, Tennessee, but she’s always waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Tired of the city packs’ corruption, yet too alpha to be a subordinate in a sanctuary town, Jay Ancheta satisfies his need to protect by serving as Clover’s Chief of Police. As much as he’s drawn to Eden, he can’t offer forever to a woman who doesn’t know what he is—or trust himself to let her go after one taste.

When Eden’s cousin and his battered pack stagger into town, their tormentors hard on their heels, Eden is bitten in the chaos. Now Jay not only has a traumatized pack to deal with, but a newly turned wolf with enough hungry alpha power to consume them both.

With their combined strength, they can create a new sanctuary—if their passion can survive the ghosts of the Green family’s legacy.

Warning: Contains a newly turned werewolf heroine who enjoys a little rough dominance in bed and a badass alpha wolf hero who’ll fight bad guys, ghosts and even the past to protect what’s his. Be prepared for violence, death and heartbreak on the way to a happily ever after.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Q&A with Holiday, Montana & Dante's Circle

Have a question about either of these two series? Put it in the comments and I'll make a nice post that answers them soon. I've been slowly collecting them all so I can't wait to see what you've got on your minds!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Manic Monday Updates: January Edition






Happy Monday!!! I feel like it's been forever since I've done this! I guess that's what happens when back to back releases, holidays, and writing craziness happens. As always, I've been super busy, but I'm on a decent enough schedule that I do have time to breathe. Somewhat.

Waiting for:
  • Cover for a special deal later this spring.
  • Final Copy Edits on HER LUCKY LOVE (Holiday, Montana 4)
Working on:
  • Getting the tour ready for FINDING ABIGAIL (Holiday, Montana 3). I have the topics and my press kit done. Now I just need to write 12 posts. 
  • Finishing my schedule for plotting and writing.
  • Planning my April trip to Florida with Lia Davis to hang out and write FATED TRANQUILITY (Keys of Fate 1)
Writing:
  • HER WARRIORS' THREE WISHES (Dante's Circle 2.) I'm having to rewrite part of this because I found a different plot line. The three of these guys pretty much rock. I'm in hell for a lot of this book--literally--and it's fun.
  • FORGIVENESS (Redwood Pack 4.7) I'm working slowly on this at night after I finish my word count on HER WARRIORS' THREE WISHES. Bay and Adam are fun to work with again.
Other:
  • With all these releases coming up every month and without the ability to do pre-orders, the best way to know when you can buy my books, like Tyler's story next month, is to sign up for my newsletter. Click HERE if you'd like to!

Until next month!!!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Finding Abigail Book Trailer

Look what has a new book trailer for it's Feb 5th release? FINDING ABIGAIL (Holiday, Montana 3) is coming! Thank you so much Lex from Winterheart Designs!


A Thank You


I just wanted to stop and say thank you for a wonderful month so far. We've had two new releases and a huge sale and y'all are being amazing with it. Thank you so much for falling in love with my characters as much as I have. I have more coming this year, many more books, more It Takes 2 parties with Marie Harte, and more goodies.

Thank you!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Saturday Snippet: Dust of My Wings



Howdy! I thought today I'd show off a bit of my backlist! Dust of My Wings is the first book in the Dante's Circle series with the second book, Her Warriors' Three Wishes, coming out in April. Enjoy! Also it's on sale for only 99cents for a limited time!



Shade walked into his home blindly. He’d royally fucked up and he had no one to blame  but himself. Yes, the council had ordered him to do what he could—anything he had to as ordered—to protect the angels. In doing so, he’d hurt the most important thing in his life.
Had it been worth it?
Hell, no.

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Print Book Winners!


Thank you for the wonderful responses for my print book giveaway! You guys rock! Below are the 27 winners who have already been notified and will get a randomly chosen book. Thank you again and I do appreciate you getting the word out on my books.

gamistress66
Karen Roma
Ipro55
Tracy Manderson
Lori Cameron
Margi Suba
Aly C
Mary Tibbitts
Carla Gallway
Teresa
Laurie Peterson
Linda
Lindsey Hutchison
Melissa Porter
Eva
Shawnie Nicole
Tracey Campbell
Hockey Vampiress
Suzanne
April Kirkland
Beckey White
Sheri V
Jennifer Sapa
C. Barton
Mary Ann Inabinet
Tamara Hoffa
Tonya Lyn

Fresh Friday Reads: Week of 1.14.13


Happy Friday! What are y'all reading this week? I have some bundles, oldies reissued, and a couple newbies! Let me know in the comments what's also released this week so others can know!

Redwood Pack Vol 3 - Carrie Ann Ryan

Redwood Pack Volume 3 contains the fourth book in the Redwood Pack series, plus a novella in a print copy and digital form. 

Enforcer’s RedemptionRedwood Pack Book 4

Adam Jamenson has suffered through the worst loss known to man. The only reason he lives day-to-day is to ensure the safety of his Pack. As the Enforcer of the Redwood Pack, it is his job to protect all in his path, though he was unable to protect the ones he held dear. The war with the Centrals is heating up and Adam must try and grit through it in order to survive. Though the broken man inside of him may not want to…

Bay Milton is a werewolf with a past. And a secret. She’s met the Redwood’s Enforcer only once, but it left a lasting effect. Now she needs to find him or everything he had thought he lost, may be lost again.

Together, they must struggle and find a way to fight their pasts and present in order to protect their future. But the Centrals have a plan that might make their path one of loss and destruction.

Blurred ExpectationsRedwood Pack Book 4.5

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.

Beautiful Scars - Shiloh Walker

Some scars cut right to the heart.

Three years after her divorce, Chaili Bennett is over her ex. Her only problem now? Of the few men she’s dated since, no one “gets” her. Not like Marc Archer—a man who’s never seen her as more than a friend.

Marc Archer needs a date for a last-minute charity event, and he needs it fast. Not that women aren’t throwing themselves at his world-famous face and body, but sometimes it’s less messy—as in less personal—to use his sister Shera’s escort service.

The last woman on earth Marc expects to see in his sister’s office is Chaili. There’s something different about her, but nothing pleases him more when Shera sets them up. That simple date quickly evolves into much more as they both discover the other fills a deep, secret need they’ve shared with no one else.

Though Chaili insists one night is all she wants, Marc isn’t walking away now. Not until he discovers what put the shadows in her eyes. And the scars on her soul.


Night of the Tiger - NJ Walkers

To win the battle for his soul, he may have to sacrifice the woman who set him free.

Hades’ Carnival, Book 1

Aimee Horner lives and breathes her career as a graphic novel illustrator, but she never expected it would invade her dreams. In recent months, worsening nightmares have pulled her into the darkest corners of Hell.

On a rare night out with friends at a traveling carnival, she finds herself strangely drawn to an abandoned carousel adorned with vividly exotic animals. One steed, a massive white tiger, is a temptation she can’t resist. The moment she climbs upon him, her world changes forever.

More than five thousand years ago, Roric and his fellow shapeshifting warriors were imprisoned in their animal forms, a last-ditch effort by the goddess they served to save them from the horrors of Hell.

With one special woman’s touch, he has a chance at freedom and redemption—but the clock is ticking. If he is still alive in twenty-four hours, the spell will be broken, and Hell will have no claim on his soul. The only hitch is his blazing attraction to Aimee. If only he could trust that she isn’t merely a distraction sent by Hades—luscious bait to lure him from his mission. 

Product Warnings
This book contains an ancient curse, an imprisoned goddess, a graphic artist and the hot shapeshifting immortal warrior who turns her life upside down while they battle Hades and his minions for their immortal souls. There is also plenty of hot sex between the heroine and her hot, shapeshifting warrior. Just saying


Search for Love - Nora Roberts

He harbored dark suspicions about Serenity and her parents. He was jealous, impossible and demanding. He was enigmatic, charming and aristocratic. He made passionate love to her even while condemning her.

So why in heaven's name had Serenity Smith from Georgetown, Washington, D.C., forever lost her heart to her French cousin, Christophe, Count de Kergallen?

Thursday, January 17, 2013

BLURRED EXPECTATIONS: Chapter 1


Have you read the 1st chapter yet?
Blurred Expectations - Redwood Pack Book 4.5 
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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Chapter 1
The solitary pink line mocked Hannah Jamenson as she sat on her bathroom floor, her free arm wrapped around her middle. She blinked away the tears that filled her eyes, though it was beyond pointless. They fell anyway, leaving salty lines down her cheeks. She’d have to clean her face again and put on makeup to cover the blotchiness. With practice, she was getting better at hiding the evidence of her tears. Her failure.
Another month, another failure.
She wasn’t pregnant.
Again.
Hannah looked down at the offending evidence of her inadequacy then threw it across the room. It hit the wall with a pang that didn’t ease the tremors within her. Anger coursed through her veins, and she cursed. Anger at the goddess for not blessing her with a baby of her own. Anger at the other Jamenson women who could have a baby with only a thought and, in her newest sister-in-law, Bay’s, case, an afterthought. Anger at herself for not being able to have a child and for disappointing her husbands, her mates.
Josh and Reed were the loves of her life, and every time that little plastic stick revealed there would be no baby, she felt as though she’d lost; that she wasn’t worthy. Though they never looked down on her for her failure, she could never be sure what they were thinking. Their mating bond didn’t allow that.
Hannah slowly unwound from her fetal position, stood and picked up the pregnancy test. She didn’t need to show this one to the guys; she hadn’t shown the previous two to them either. They would know the moment they looked at her. They always knew.
Reed and Josh knew her in every way possible. They knew her facial expressions, her body movements, her moods—everything. No, she didn’t need to show them the stick. They would know the moment she tried to put on her not-so-brave face and said it would be okay.
Because it wouldn’t. Not when she was one woman with two men. Of all the Jamenson woman—the wives and mates of the Jamenson brothers—she should have been the pregnant one. She had the best odds, but, apparently, math wasn’t in her favor. She wrapped up the stick and stuck it in the bottom of the trash. It wasn’t the best hiding place, but it really didn’t matter anymore.
Hannah turned to the sink and ran the tap. She scooped some water in her hands to wet her parched throat, and then washed her face again. She gripped the sides of the pedestal sink that Josh had installed for her the month prior and tried to compose herself.
So what if she wasn’t pregnant? That didn’t mean she wouldn’t ever get pregnant. She placed a shaky hand on her stomach and bit her lip. She wanted a baby more than anything, and the fact that the goddess hadn’t blessed her with one yet gnawed at her.
Right after their wedding, they’d thought they had a chance. When that chance was lost in a moment of pain and panic, Josh and Reed had held her and tried to console her, all the while feeling the incredible loss.
But, time had passed, and they were ready.
Why wasn’t it happening for them?
Hannah finger combed her chestnut corkscrew curls away from her face and let out a deep breath. Some days she just wanted to chop off the long locks that trailed to the middle of her back, but she knew Josh and Reed loved her hair long and wild.
Anything for her men.
God, she loved them. She’d met the both of them in one of the worst situations possible. She’d been kidnapped from her home and potions store, forced to watch the attackers kill her mother, and then she’d been stuffed in a dark basement and chained to the wall. She’d met Reed there and had fallen for him, even when they both were certain they would die. The Centrals had taken Reed from his home when he sacrificed himself to save his sister-in-law Willow. Though they had been chained just far enough apart that they couldn’t touch, Reed’s wolf had tried to take care of her, and the Healer within herself had wanted to do the same for him.
Josh had been a human Finder, someone who could close their eyes and Find anyone in the world once he saw their face. He had only heard her and Reed’s names and had been able to find them. Though their mating may have been taboo to some, their triad was strong and held more magic than most—the trinity bond. They had broken the demon, Caym’s, connection to his hell and secured some peace for the Redwoods, at least for a little while.
But, there was no peace in her heart. Not when she couldn’t get pregnant.
“Goddess, I sound like a whiny brat.” She left the bedroom and walked to the kitchen, her body a bundle of nerves. “So what if I can’t get pregnant right now? It will happen. I’m healthy; Reed and Josh are healthy. I just need to believe in it.”
She poured herself a glass of orange juice and gulped. The sweet tang coated her tongue, giving her just enough sugar to perk right back up. She leaned against the counter and looked at the home they were slowly making their own. Though Reed had had a wonderful, artist-eclectic home before she and Josh had moved in, it was nice to see the blending of their lives. She had added the splashes of color and then life with a variety of plants. Josh had added comfier furniture and hand-built units. He’d even sanded down the corners and made them beautiful and childproof.
That ache settled in her stomach again, and she shook her head. No, she had to stop thinking about that. She needed to move on and keep trying. Even though it ate away a little at her each time, she needed to be strong.
Easier said than done.
Hannah finished the last of her orange juice then cleaned her glass. Just as she was about to get her coat to leave the house, the hair on her arms stood up, and she froze. Something was off, but what? She used her powers that connected her to the earth and reached out to see if anyone was on their property. She could feel the trees, the grass, and other natural things, but nothing out of the ordinary.
Maybe she’d been imagining it.
She rubbed her arms and looked out the window just to be sure. In the past, Caym had been able to come onto their land without hesitation. They’d lost some of their Pack mates through the invasions and it had torn at the Pack as a whole. Hannah still didn’t feel completely safe, though ever since Adam’s new mate, Bay, had done a blood bond with Edward and Kade, the wards should have been strong enough against Caym. No one outside of the Redwoods was supposed to be able to breach the wards, but Hannah never left that up to Fate. Their enemies had proven, over and over again, that where there was a will, there was a way.
She caught the time on the hall clock and winced. Damn, she was running late. She quickly locked up the house and made her way over to Bay and Adam’s home. She’d promised Bay that she’d come over to help the other woman out with Micah, the newest edition to the ever-expanding Jamenson clan. She failed to tamp down that little bit of jealousy over Bay’s new baby. At some point, there was just too much of it for Hannah to bury it all.
“Hannah, you’re here,” Bay said as she opened the door, her red curls falling around her face in disarray. Though Hannah had soft curves that her men said were sexy and sweet, Bay’s curves were all sex. No wonder Adam had wanted her the moment he saw her—and not just because of their mating instinct. Well, at least his body had wanted her from the start, but that was a different story. With the rest of the Jamenson women being slender, Hannah liked the fact that Bay was similar to her.
Even a witch with two mates sometimes needed a boost in self-confidence. Especially with how things were going lately.
No, she had to stop thinking about that. All it was doing was making her more depressed.
She pasted on a smile and hugged Bay as she entered her home. “Hi, hon. Sorry I’m late. I got distracted.”
Bay looked her over and gave a sad smile. Damn, she couldn’t hide anything from this family. They all knew.
Luckily, Bay didn’t say anything and led Hannah to the living room. Hannah loved the way Bay had slowly added photos to the walls of the house, something that had been lacking in Adam’s home before he’d met Bay. There was also a small photo of Anna, Adam’s first mate, framed on the mantel. Hannah didn’t know if she could have lived with that, but it had been Bay’s decision to remember the other woman in Adam’s life, something that just showed how much Adam and Bay needed and loved each other.
“I’m glad you’re here though,” Bay said as she sat down, her hands wringing together in nervousness.
“What’s wrong?” Hannah asked as she took a cookie from the plate on the table. It crumbled in her mouth in buttery goodness, and Hannah moaned. “Willow’s?”
Bay laughed. “Of course it’s hers. You know I can’t bake. Thank God Jasper married a woman who can because between you, Mel, and me, we’re a bit scary.”
“Hey, all of us can bake, just not to the artistic degree Willow can. Plus, why should we when Willow bakes so oh-my-goddess good?”
“True,” Bay said as she bit into her cookie.
“But, what’s wrong, Bay?”
“What?” The other woman shook her head. “Oh, sorry. I’m just worried about Adam.”
Hannah held the other woman’s hand and gave it a squeeze. “He’ll be okay.”
“I know. I know. It’s just that he’s having a tough time with his new prosthesis, and I’m afraid he’s doing too much too soon.”
Adam had lost his leg in the most recent battle with Caym. Though werewolves were fast healers, they couldn’t regrow limbs.
“He’s a Jamenson. Of course he’s pushing himself, but he’ll be okay. He’s with Josh, and he won’t let Adam do anything crazy.”
Bay nodded and visibly relaxed a bit. “I forgot Josh was with him. That’s good. I know Adam is the Enforcer, and Josh is one of the men who works for him, but, right now, I’m glad that Josh is taking more of the leadership role while Adam is figuring things out.”
“Josh will be there for Adam, no matter what.”
“Your mate is good like that. How is he doing by the way?” Bay asked, her eyes darkening.
Hannah swallowed the now-dry cookie and gave a sad smile. “He’s better, though his voice will probably always be damaged.”
Bay nodded then squeezed Hannah’s hand. Josh had almost been killed when Caym had come into the den and slit his throat. He’d also crushed every bone in Mel and Kade’s son’s body. Finn was recovering and was almost back to normal, though he didn’t laugh as much, while Josh remained himself, though he now had a jagged scar on his throat and a raspy, deep voice.
They’d come so close to losing them both. Hannah still had nightmares that her magic hadn’t been enough to Heal them. As it was, she’d almost depleted her resources and magic in order to do it, and had lost something just as precious. A sharp pain flashed through her, and she closed her eyes, trying to keep it all in. She had to remember this pain so she’d never let herself drain her powers like that again. She couldn’t go through that.
“Hey, I’m sorry for bringing it up,” Bay said, clearing her throat. “Let’s talk about something happy.”
Hannah’s eyes filled, and she blinked the tears away. “What would that be?”
Bay chuckled and cleaned up the cookies. “You’re right. It has been a bit depressing around here. We’ll have to fix that somehow.”
Micah cried through the baby monitor, and Bay hopped up from the couch and made her way to the nursery. Hannah took a steading breath and followed. She could do this. Just because she didn’t have a baby didn’t mean others weren’t allowed to have them. She wasn’t that selfish, even though at the low times she desperately wanted to be.
Where once the nursery had been a tomb and dark tribute to a lost child, now it was a bright room filled with love, toys, and bumblebees. Bay had made it perfect for her and Adam’s son.
“Hey, you,” Bay whispered as she picked up a bright-eyed Micah. “What’s all the fuss?”
Micah looked over Bay’s shoulder toward Hannah and held his little fists out to her. She held back a sob of her own and forced a smile.
“Hey, buddy,” she said, surprised her voice was so calm.
Bay gave Hannah a quick glance then covered it up with a smile before handing Micah over.
“It’s fine, Bay. I’ll be fine,” Hannah whispered as she held Micah close to her chest. His heavy weight made her want to squeeze and hold him forever. He really was one of the cutest babies ever.
“I worry, but I can’t help it.”
Hannah shrugged then kissed the top of Micah’s head. “Go do what you need to do around the house. I’ll take care of him. That’s what I’m here for.”
Bay looked torn for a moment but must have seen the resolve on Hannah’s face. Though Bay could have asked any of the other Jamensons, or any other Pack member for that matter, to help out, Hannah had offered because she hadn’t wanted to shut the world away. She had to get over herself and be the aunt she knew she could be.
With Adam’s injury, Bay had been swamped with helping out both her mate and her baby. Though Adam did as much as he could, it wasn’t easy. Plus, Bay was a strong wolf in her own right and lead the other enforcer’s by her mate’s side. Her sister-in-law left to do laundry and clean while Hannah sat in the rocking chair and looked down at the baby in her arms.
Micah stared up at her with his too-wise eyes and smiled. Though she knew it most likely had to be gas, a little part of her melted.
Oh, yeah, this kid was a Jamenson.
Any of the Jamenson men could bring a woman to her knees, just by smiling or showing off those green eyes. Though Jasper and Willow’s daughter, Brie, was a gorgeous baby that brought those strong men down to their knees as well. Jasper was going to have to lock that girl up when she was ready to date.
Hannah smiled at the thought.
A couple hours later, Hannah said her goodbyes and made her way home. Seeing Micah had made the ache grow just that much more, but his happy face had made her feel at least a little bit better.
The smell of roasted chicken hit her as soon as she walked in the house. Oh, her Josh could cook like a dream. Not only was he a sexy, ex-military, part-demon man, but he was her mate.
Hers.
“Hello, my witch,” Josh said as he enveloped her in his arms. She sank into him and drank in his just-Josh scent—that sweet woodsy scent that made her want to purr. His demon-tattooed arms, already wrapped around her, tightened, and she kissed his chest. She pulled back to look at him and his red-rimmed blue eyes looked down at her, searching.
“Hey,” she whispered.
He tipped her head back and kissed her. Soft, warmth, love...everything. He pulled back and looked into her eyes while tucking a curl behind her ear. “How was it?”
She bit her lip, and her body shook. “Okay,” she said, her voice hoarse.
His eyes filled with tears, and she kissed his chin. That this man would break down with her…
Just…yeah.
“What’s going on?” Reed asked as he walked toward them.
She immediately went to his arms and sank into his hold. He wasn’t as big as Josh but big enough to make her feel small, wanted. His sandy-blond hair was long enough to brush his shoulders now, and she loved it.
“Nothing,” she lied.
He looked down at her with his jade-green eyes, and she gave a wobbly smile.
“Damn, baby. It was negative, wasn’t it?”
She didn’t have to say anything, but Josh came up behind her and wrapped his arms around the both of them. She stood there between her two mates and tried to be okay with the fact that it might be only them from now on—no babies.
She could do that.
Maybe.
“I made dinner,” Josh whispered after they stood there for who knows how long.
“Okay,” she said, not that hungry. But she had to eat to stay healthy and to act normal. At least acting it would hide the pain for a little longer.
They ate in a sad silence, the loss of something they hadn’t had filling the air. They left the dishes in the sink, went to the bedroom, and stripped down. Without words, they got into bed and held each other.
Hannah lay between both of her men, their mating bond flaring in pain and solidarity.
It would be okay. They had more important things to worry about in their war with the Centrals. Everything would move on, grow. They would live. They had to.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Cooper Family



Just look at that fancy family tree that one of my fans made me! No, you haven't met all the babies yet, just Aiden, Cameron, and Lacy, and no, you haven't met Honor yet, but the Holiday series is on it's way!!

I'm so excited about the Coopers and Holiday Montana! CHARMED SPIRITS and SANTA'S EXECUTIVE are out now and FINDING ABIGAIL is on it's way in Feb! Make sure you meet these sexy Cooper brothers and a series that surrounds holidays!