Tag Archives: vampire fiction

#TeaserTuesay Dare to Love from Taming the Vampire

Taming the Vampire I’ve got a great new new anthology – TAMING THE VAMPIRE – with some friends who also write vampire romance. My contribution to the collection is DARE TO LOVE, a new story in THE CALLING IS REBORN Vampire series. The anthology is only 99 cents for a limited time and best of all, these are ALL NEW stories! Not re-releases and not available anywhere except in the anthology. You can read more about the anthology here: http://bit.ly/tamingvamp

DARE TO LOVE features vampire slayer Benjamin, a sexy alpha hero who first appeared in TO LOVE AND SERVE.

Today I have a little teaser and excerpt for you from that story, but a warning first. There is a SPOILER ahead so if you haven’t read the latest books in THE CALLING is REBORN series, please DO NOT READ this teaser.

Teaser

    Months earlier, Slayer Council member Benjamin hadn’t been ready to die and begged for his life from a compassionate vampire. Being turned and living as a vampire had created a new hell for him, however. He was no longer welcome in the Council, but tolerated as their ranks had been depleted. He knew that it was just a matter of time until someone staked him, but he wanted to make the most of it, especially when it came to Slayer-in-training Rhiannon.

    Rhiannon had been attracted to Ben when he had been her instructor in the ways of the Slayers. His death had caused her grief, but his return was proving to be even more difficult as she battled her growing feelings for the Slayer-turned-vampire who was shaking up her beliefs in all that she had been taught.

    Can Ben and Rhiannon dare to defy the rules of the Slayers and find love or will Fate make them enemies sworn to kill one another?

Excerpt

Please click here if you cannot see the excerpt from DARE TO LOVE from TAMING THE VAMPIRE.

#TeaserTuesday Three Specially Priced Box Sets

I’m so lucky to have so many romance writing buddies. I love getting together with them to work on box sets and help spread the word about our books and offer you some very special deals. Today I’ve got three box sets that are specially priced at 99 cents and available for pre-order right now. Plus, each one is in a different genre, so you can really mix it up and get a taste of romance all across the spectrum.

Romancing the Military Man

RomancingMilitaryManWho doesn’t like a sexy military man? No one! How about ten, yes 10 hot military heroes? Join me and my friends for these stories about military men and women who will risk it all to save the world and find their happily-ever-afters. What can be better than that? How about the box set being priced at only 99 cents for a limited time?

This box set includes STAY THE NIGHT, with sexy Navy Seal Rafe Castillo.

You can purchase Romancing the Military Man for the special price of 99 cents at these e-tailers:

Amazon: http://bit.ly/AMZMilitaryMan
B&N: http://bit.ly/RMM_BN
iBooks: http://bit.ly/RMM_iBooks
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1iLR1QS

Hot Hometown Hunks

You know the guy. The hometown hunk who can make hearts race and knees shake with a flash of his abs or one crooked smile. From enemies to lovers to second chances, these sizzling, seductive, and satisfying full-length novels are guaranteed to sweep you off your feet.

This box set includes SECOND CHANCE AT PERFECT, a sexy and emotional story about a second chance at love.

You can purchase Hot Hometown Hunks for the special price of 99 cents at these e-tailers:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1URNhyj
B&N: http://bit.ly/1iLSCpI
iBooks: http://apple.co/1iLSWor
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1iLRbYj

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Edge of Never

This box set includes Undead Uprising: A Wolf Alone, the first part of my urban fantasy romance with a kick ass werewolf heroine, vampires out to kill her people and an ill-fated love with a human.

You can purchase Edge of Never for the special price of 99 cents at these e-tailers:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1Kd4E4z
B&N: http://bit.ly/1iLS3MI
iBooks: http://apple.co/1iLT2fE
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1iLRjHc

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#TeaserTuesday FIGHT FOR LOVE #Vampire #Romance Coming in Late Spring 2015

VAMPIRE REBORNI don’t normally share a WIP, but I am excited about continuing Diana and Ryder’s story for you! This little teaser is from FIGHT FOR LOVE which I hope to have for you in late spring 2015. This continues the story from VAMPIRE REBORN, although you do not have to have read that novella to read FIGHT FOR LOVE.

If you cannot see the excerpt below, you can click here to read the teaser from FIGHT FOR LOVE.

#WriteWed Inspiration for #Vampire Reborn

My contribution to the Seductive Supernaturals #Boxset is VAMPIRE REBORN, from The Calling is Reborn vampire novel series.

What inspired me to write this particular story in the series? I think from the very first book, DARKNESS CALLS, I knew that I wanted to have characters that didn’t necessarily have a happily-ever-after right away. I mean, vampire and human.

There was the easy way to have it happen – turn Diana in the first book. My editors wanted me to do that at first, but I really resisted. I knew that it would be much more special if Diana and Ryder could find happy at that moment in time, but that their love had to grow stronger over the many books in the series.

Even after their big moments in BORN TO LOVE and DIE FOR LOVE, I knew that their love and their lives had to change.

Think about your own life. If you’re married, did the happy end right there? Was it always happy?

Probably not and that’s what I wanted to explore with VAMPIRE REBORN – the life after the big moments and how people grow together and drift apart (yes look for that in FIGHT FOR LOVE) and then come back together again.

I hope you’ll enjoy exploring all that as well in VAMPIRE REBORN. I also hope you’ll enjoy reading all the other books in this boxed set from my wonderful writing buddies.

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BORN TO LOVE #Vampire #Shifter Suspense Cover Reveal

For those of you who have been waiting since book 1, DARKNESS CALLS, for Maggie and David’s story: HERE IT IS! Finally, yes, I know, but like Diana and Ryder’s story, I really felt that Maggie and David needed an intensely deep and powerful story line for their romance.

BORN TO LOVE is Maggie and David’s story, but it also continues the emotional story arc between Diana and Ryder. No spoilers on that one, but there will be a big event right here on November 25th and you’re all invited.

So here is the teaser for BORN TO LOVE:

Fated to survive…

    FBI agent David Harris’s life nearly came to an end during a botched raid. Though he survived, his body and spirit were broken by the perilous underworld he believes his estranged partner, Diana Reyes, has embraced with her Vampire husband. Now, left to a life in a wheelchair, David is angry, distrustful, and withdrawn…

Meant to love…

    Seeing her former lover, David, again rekindles feelings long forgotten for Maggie Gonzalez. But she’s been thrown into a terrifying future as a werewolf, threatening to destroy what they might have again.

Destined to die…

    Diana Reyes has lived on the edge since her blood contamination by Vampire Ryder Latimer. Her unexpected pregnancy is putting a huge strain on her body, but she’ll do anything to help right the wrongs of the past and help her former partner find happiness…even if it’s in the arms of a werewolf.

OMG, I’m so excited about this one. You’re also going to meet some new shifter characters in this book whose stories you will see in future novels. Yes, I do plan quite a few more books in the series.

And for now . . . .Drum roll . . .

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#ManCandyMonday Aaron Rodgers & HEA Today & Parajunkee

It’s a busy Monday today! First up, some guest blogs at Parajunkee and at the USA TODAY Happily-Ever-After Blog. Please visit with me as I discuss the destruction along the Jersey Shore and my latest romantic suspense release, THE PRINCE’S GAMBLE.

Also, if you get a chance, please vote for KISSED BY A VAMPIRE over at the Paranormal Romance Guild! I’m nominated for Best Paranormal Romance! Thank you so much!

Today’s Man Candy Monday is a shout out to all my Wisconsin friends! Meet Aaron Rodgers, quarterback of the Green Bay Packers. He is such a cutie! Here he is talking about his ‘stache and having some fun. If you can’t see the video below, you can click here.

#ManCandyMonday Tim Tebow & Blog Tour & #Giveaway

Today’s Man Candy is the awesome Tim Tebow. I guess he is on my mind today as the Jets prepare for their Monday night game and I’m left wondering when Coach Ryan is ever going to use him in some meaningful way. So far Tim has been wasted on the sidelines.

There are so many critics of his football abilities and I always ask myself why? Here is a young man who is a leader to his teammates, led both his high school and college teams to championships and was the only underclassmen ever to win the Heismann Trophy. Let’s not also forget how he lead the Broncos to an AFC West title and first playoff game since 2005.

Hmm. Gotta wonder about the detractors. Maybe his style isn’t pretty, but Tim has got heart. Lots of it.

That heart doesn’t stop on the football field. When he’s not playing, Tim does all different kinds of volunteer work and is known for his generosity of his personal time and money with those in need. He has founded the Tebow Foundation to help others and participates in several other charitable organizations.

Heart. Do you hear that Coach Ryan? It reminds me of my Alma Mater, Villanova, playing the much more dominant Georgetown team in 1985. Villanova was an immense underdog, but it had heart. It never gave up and went from the lowest-seeded team in the tournament to a national championship.

Speaking of heart, it’s exciting for me to have the upcoming release of KISSED BY A VAMPIRE.  It’s not just the new release, but rather the very intriguing heroine of the book, Stacia.  Stacia is a 2000 year old vampire who doesn’t believe she is capable of loving anymore, but she couldn’t be more wrong and I loved proving that to her. This story is sexy, emotional and touching. Plus it has the glitter and glamour of a South Beach backdrop.

Please take a moment to visit these various blogs for guest posts, interviews and an assortment of giveaways! As always, thank you for your support of me and my books.

10/08/12 – All Things Books

10/07/12 – Book Monster & Literal Addiction

10/08/12 – Books-n-Kisses

10/09/12 – United by Books

10/10/12 – Close Encounters with the Night Kind

10/11/12 – The Hispanic Reader

10/12/12 – Sizzling Hot Books

10/13/12 – Grave Tells

10/14/12 – The Jeep Diva

10/15/12 – The Reading Cafe

10/16/12 – Book Lovin’ Mamas

10/17/12 – Riverina Romantics

10/18/12 – Romancing The Book

10/19/12 – All The Fun Starts After Dark

10/20/12 – Ramblings from this Chick

 

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