Vanessa only had three loves in life. Beauty, her dog, and the sound a man made as she drained him of his blood to create her favorite face mask. However, the knowledge that she used her victims to create her best-selling cosmetics, soaps, and candles also gives her a thrill. Now her perfect world is threatened as two men, a vampire and an FBI agent turned stalker, make their unhealthy obsession with her known.
They both know her secret.
They both know the other is watching.
They both will do anything in their power to make her theirs.
Note: This is a standalone why choose romance that has DARK themes so it should be read only in the right state of mind. Please take all warnings into consideration since it is graphic and touches on topics that are not suitable for readers under 18.
My release date for JUMPER is the start of November! I finished the first draft, finally. It was challenging with all the travel I was doing and having COVID. I will be working on the second draft starting next week. I need to read what I have written and red pen the hell out of it first. I have a signing in St. Pete (Tampa) at the end of this month, but I should be able to stay on schedule.
I’m here this week to celebrate Rebecca Rathe’s new release, The Binding!
Title: The Binding (The Binding Series #1) Author: Rebecca Rathe Genre: Paranormal Reverse Harem Romance Release Date: August 31, 2023
Calista Batts lives a sheltered life, until the day she is kidnapped and used in a sacrificial ceremony meant to drain her of a dormant power she knew nothing about. When the magic inside her is unlocked, it nearly kills her, but not before calling three mysterious and powerful men to her side. Inexplicably drawn to the dying woman, they resolve to bind her to themselves- mind, body, and soul- in a desperate attempt to save her life.
Now Calista must learn to control her newfound magic and adjust to this previously hidden world, all while navigating the overwhelming effects of her new bonds.
As feelings intensify, all of them struggle in their own way- Draven, with his uncontrollable bloodlust. Seth, with his desperate need for touch. And Hawthorne, who is burdened by his past and guilt over the sacrifices made to save her. Together, they must harness their collective strength to confront the cult that nearly killed her.
Will they be able to accept their new bonds in time?
The Binding is a paranormal MMFM romance. Please refer to the author’s bio for content guidance, as there may be subject matter that is disturbing to some readers.
I had a great time meeting great people, buying new books, and hearing more about Texas. I hope I left as good of an impression on the people there because they are sweet and seem to like the same books I do. Dirty ones! I took photos of my table but didn’t get to snap many photos of those around me.
Please check out some of the authors I did get to rub elbows with. I had dinner with Darlene Tallman and Liberty Parker. I finally got to meet the fabulous Lexi Blake, and I got the Faery series signed by her. Some authors I met who are newer to me are Kendra Moreno, Christina Berry, Sharla Wylde, and Kiersten Modglen. I bought books from Kendra and Christine, but haven’t had a chance since I got home to dig into them yet.
I want to thank Leigh M. Hall and Mariah Kingsley for hosting the event.
Lizzy’s celebrating the release of her new book Cowgirl Omega and I’m so happy to share it!
Title: Cowgirl Omega Author: Lizzy Bequin Genre: Western Sci-fi Reverse Harem Release Date: August 17, 2023
She hired the alphas for protection. But can they protect her from themselves?
Shannon Duffy has a secret. She’s an omega. And in the wild west of 1888, an omega is a dangerous thing to be. For fifteen years, Shannon’s kept her true identity hidden, but now if she wants to save her family ranch from ruin, she’s going to have to lay it all on the line.
There’s treasure hidden in the desert, and Shannon knows how to get it. There’s just one problem. She’s going to need protection, and the only men up to the task are the very monsters she’s spent her entire life running from.
Of all the creatures spawned by the Occurrence, alphas are the most dangerous. Brutal, dominating beasts with bodies as hard and hot as desert rocks, and eyes as cold and deadly as the steel they carry on their hips.
The alphas are Shannon’s only hope for finding the treasure and saving her ranch. But if they discover her secret, they may not be able to protect her from their own primal urges.
And she may not want them to.
Cowgirl Omega is a sci-fi why-choose adventure set in an alternate old west populated by all sorts of mythical critters and mutant dangers. The story contains intense scenes and situations that might trigger some readers—please see the Author’s Note at the beginning of the book. This is a complete standalone romance with an HEA guaranteed!
I’ve written 22,500 words on JUMPER’s early draft in the last ten days. I’m trying to finish it completely by next Monday when I leave for Sultry In The City in Houston. I’m going to Galveston for a few days before the event and Austin after. I won’t have much time to write while I’m gone, if any. I will then have three weeks to do my 2nd draft before I leave for Books At The Beach.
In the meantime here is a typo for you. You make up your mind… was it a hot tub or a hot tube?
I wasn’t going to do a JUMPER teaser. I said I would post older teasers, but then Chanel made this gorgeous graphic, and I had to post it. So here is my teaser, the scenario is that Jump, Becca, and their mates are infiltrating a cult, and he has to do something that he knows will affect their relationship… this leads to somewhat questionable sexy times.
JUMPER will be released this fall. Keep your eyes here for more details.
Celebrating the new release of Nadia Braeckel, Thieves of Kisses.
Title: Thieves of Kisses Author: Nadia Braeckel Genre: Coming of Age, Multicultural Romance Release Date: August 08, 2023
She’s his diamond in the rough that he never knew existed, and he doesn’t care if he has to steal it to be his.
Julia Running away from the life she despised—and the husband who controlled her—was her only route to freedom. She’s used to hardships and isolation, but at least now she’s free. She’s about to explore a whole New World. Things are going as planned until she meets someone who wakes up her dormant heart and makes her feel alive again. But he’s not available, emotionally or physically. In fact, she’s planning his wedding.
Aldin Aldin cares about one thing: status. He’s built a wealthy future from broken bones and faded bruises, never caring who he hurt along the way. But when his fiancé brings home their new wedding planner, the walls he built to protect his heart begin to crack. The more he spends time with this beautiful distraction, the more he finds himself tempted to go back to his old ways and steal what doesn’t belong to him—her heart.
Aldin’s losing control the more he’s around Julia, and he doesn’t think he can stop himself from taking something that isn’t his, but does true love even exist? And if it does, is it worth losing everything he’s built in his life up until now?
Will they overcome the obstacles they both face and follow their hearts? Or will Julia be doomed and have to look over her shoulder the rest of her life, running from the past, without Aldin to keep her safe?
Warning: If you are a sensitive reader or find certain topics to be emotionally triggering please exercise self-care and select a different book. Thieves of Kisses is intended for mature audiences who enjoy dark subject matters, off page rape, cheating not on FMC, physical and emotional abuse, noncon not by MMC. If that sounds like you, then enjoy!
This is probably the last teaser from It Feels Like Home; after this, there will be a few to celebrate older books and then into JUMPER. But until then, we will enjoy some mother-and-daughter goodness with Jace and her mom.
Celebrating the release of C.L. Walters’ book, The Trials of Imogene Sol!
Title: The Trials of Imogene Sol (The Ring Academy) Author: C.L. Walters Genre: Teen & Young Adult Sci-fi Mystery Release Date: June 14, 2023
Imogene Sol has had to work twice as hard for everything she has earned as a cadet at The Ring Academy on Serta. An orphan of notorious parents who killed hundreds of thousands of people in a bombing against the Federation, most people hate her by name alone, others have gone out of their way to make her life difficult. Though she’s managed to acquire a handful of trusted friends over her years at the academy, most of her peers loathe her. But she’s made her mark in the top ten of her cadet class and she’s ready to compete for what’s next.
As the Year Seven Final Trials begin—a series of tests to determine placement within the Federation—Imogene knows all her hopes are riding on her performance. But when she’s framed for an offense that could not only get her expelled from the academy but also incarcerated, Imogene must discover who’s behind the threat against her. When her greatest competition, Timaeus Kade, offers to help her solve the mystery to clear her name, Imogene must decide if she’s willing to trust him. The stakes are high. Only the mysterious saboteur strikes again, justifying she needs his help, proving the stakes aren’t just her future anymore but her life.