Thursday, April 23, 2015

WRITERS WRITE... WRITING PARTNERS FEUD ~ Evil Among Us

 
There is something about evil that draws me into its labyrinth of dark heinousness. There is mystery in the pain of it, there is temptation in the promise of decadent pleasure, there is that longing to surrender without thought or restrain to the unknown and sometimes to the very well known, things one dappled with and found irresistibly wondrous. There it is, my secret. I adore evil. To clarify, I adore writing about it. I have a healthy respect for the muse and movement of it in the undercurrent and the potency it provides a story.

Plotinus in 200 AD wrote, "To deny evil a place among realities is necessarily to deny a way with the good as well." I am certain you often heard that evil cannot exist without good. For certain how can white exist without the contrast of black. The clench and chills of the reader is heightened when there are sharp defined lines between an honorable character facing a foe of a merciless horrendous nature. Though we might surrender to providing a singular redeeming quality to a foe, it is often over-shadowed by their true fully-unredeemable evil.

Yet, what does one do when faced with multiple evils. There are times a hero/shero must make a choice and according to Thomas à Kempis, "Of two evils always choose the lesser." As a writer with the power, we say bull-bleep that, destroy both, or maybe allow one to decimate the other. There are infinite options that makes our job utterly delightful.

Sometimes, though, as I or we joyfully enter the mind of the monster, as I tweak and twitter among his/her psychosis, maniacal obsessions and infinite delusions, I feel like a co-conspirator, for to quote Martin Luther King, Jr. "To ignore evil is to become an accomplice to it." And, in the sense of the literary voyeurs that is exactly what we are doing. We are allowing it to thrive and grow, to play with the good people of that particular universe, torment them, hurt them and all without an ounce of remorse. Is that terribly heinous of us? Does that make us monsters as well? I sometimes wonder what is so twisted inside me that makes this such fun, for in truth, I take to the villain(s) much more easily than Zi does. Should I be concerned for my mental health?

Franz Kafka wrote, "What we call evil is only a necessary moment in our endless development." Hence, the answer. I know the effect evil has on the reader. And I want that terror to dip deeply into their primal fear until every bump and squeak has paralyzed their need to scream, battered pulses to quickening, and have their breaths shorten and raspy. That is how I see my/our writing endeavors when it comes to devising the most beastly of all scoundrels, our work is growing into the perfect piece to scare the beejees out of our readers. So, if it takes Angelica and/or Zi to be a bit evil hungry in the sense of respecting it as a fabulous plot device then so be it.

In reality, we both hate evil, hate the clawing and degenerate nature of its makeup, hate the existence of those that hurt others for hurt's sake or even worse for their own demented pleasure. The truth is that the joy of allowing the monsters their day of victory resides in the outcome of each story. In thawing their evilness, rubbing their self-satisfied smugness into the realization of their inability to succeed, the evidence of their cowardliness and the actuality of their failure is what, we believe, gives the reader the greatest pleasure, and it is they that we so humbly serve.


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Series Spotlight/Giveaway for Opposites by TM Smith

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Opposites Series...
Opposites (book 1, Opposites – The Library, an Opposites novella – book 2, Appearances – The Cellar, an Opposites novella)
Publisher: TTC Publishing
Cover Artist: T.L. Shreffler of Runaway Book Design
Blurb(s):

In the year 2081 our planet survived global warming of an apocalyptic scale. When the dust settled and the water receded Dr. Anthony Smith, one of only a few hundred survivors of GWI, started society anew. Having come to the conclusion that injudicious breeding played a huge role in the destruction of Earth as we knew it in the twenty first century, he worked closely with other survivors to isolate the Dionysus gene. This gene has the ability to manipulate human DNA to ensure that all male children be born gay, and all female children be born lesbians. A new society is born.

In the year 2300 Dr. Smith’s descendants are ushering in the twenty fourth century having maintained control of the government that still rules society. Twins Aiya and Aiyan are preparing to meet their matches and take control of House Gaeland, the current ruling House. But not everything is as it seems.

Love is Love.. it knows no gender and doesn’t conform to restrictions and boundaries. Aiyan has found his soul mate in Kaden, the prince of House Devi that he is matched with and eventually marries. But when the person Aiya falls in love with tests the boundaries put in place after GWI, all hell breaks loose. And in the midst of one secret unraveling, another will emerge. There is a growing anomaly that threatens to destroy over two hundred years of progression. This anomaly is known as Opposites.

*WARNING* Opposites is an Adult Dystopian majorly M/M series that contains explicit sexual content and relationships between gay, lesbian and straight couples.*

Categories: Adult dystopian majorly MM romance. I market as an LGBT romance because I have gay, straight and lesbian couples.



Excerpt:
Standing outside the door to the room Kaden barely occupied, Aiyan placed his hands on either side of him planting him against the wall. He stared at Kaden for several moments before he smiled, and kissed him. Kaden pulled back and shot a warning glare at him.

“You should go.” Kaden whispered breathlessly. “Goodnight Aiyan.”

Aiyan grinned that crooked smile and planted a kiss on his neck and whispered,  “Go where, here?” He moved up and nipped Kaden’s ear lobe with his teeth. “Or here?” he asked. Kaden was beginning to slide down the wall as his legs turned to jelly.

Aiyan stood back laughing, his eyes glistened and he smiled. “Goodnight Kaden, I love you.” Placing a quick peck on his lips, he turned to go.

“And I you.” Kaden said and closed the door behind him before sinking to the floor, no longer able to support himself. He ran the tips of his fingers across his still tingling lips, and smiled.


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Print copy of Opposites/The Library from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Opposites-T-M-Smtih/dp/150065874X

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Author Bio:
A military brat born and raised at Ft. Benning Georgia; Smith is an avid reader, reviewer and writer. She now calls Texas home from her small town on the outskirts of the DFW Metroplex. Most days you can find her curled up with her kindle and a good book alongside a glass of something aged and red or a steaming cup of coffee!
At 42 years young, she's decided to enter the next phase of her life by adding the title of "author" to her list of accomplishments that includes single mom of three disturbingly outspoken and decidedly different kids, one of which is Autistic. Smith is and outspoken advocate for Autism and equal rights for the LGBTQ community.
Her Opposites series is based outside the normal parameters of social acceptability, examining a 'what if'... What If to be gay or lesbian were the norm? What if to be straight labeled you as an Opposite and made YOU the Outkast?

Where to find the author:
Author website: www.ttcbooksandmore.com


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Monday, April 20, 2015

Blog Tour/Giveaway for 100 Days


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Talking with author Missy Hale

How long did it take you to get your rough draft finished on your latest release?

I started writing on January 18, 2013 and I finished just before my birthday in 2014, so a little over a year.  The rough draft was a 150,000-word monster.  Thank god for editors!

What do you do when you're not writing?

I used to be a bit of a recluse, spending my time online and constantly watching Netflix, but lately I've really put down roots where I am and made an effort to make good friends (not easy for an introvert like me), so I've been spending a lot of time out of the house and socializing.  Other than that, I've been making more time for crafting as of late—I like working with my hands.

Are any of your characters like you?

Out of my 100 Days boys, I always thought that I was much more like Aiden, this confused, nomadic creature who only really knows love in its unrequited form.  But a few people have told me they see more of me in Jake!  So I guess that my big characters all have a little bit of me in them.

If zombies attacked, what kind of supplies would you want?

A backpack big enough to carry at least a week's worth of supplies, canned goods, a hand-held weapon of some sort (a machete, or an axe—much more effective than a gun), a decent supply of toilet paper, plenty of clean water, rope, and a tarp.  Done!

What was the hardest part of writing your book?

Finding the “roads less travelled.”  I really wanted to do something different with this particular love story, because although I adore the concept of 'boy meets boy,' so many authors out there have done it better than I could!  I wanted to explore a friendship that already has a deep foundation, and explore where it could go if love was brought into the equation.  It was tricky to strike the balance between too much and not enough.

Do you keep a notebook near you for when new ideas pop into your head?

Absolutely!  I keep a pad and pen handy in my bag whenever I'm not at home, and I also have a growing list of notes in a Notepad app on my phone.  I keep meaning to collate it all in one place...

How often does your muse distract you from day to day minutiae?

Not as often as it used to!  There's been a lot of big changes in my life recently which have taken time to process, but that part of my mind is never fully asleep anymore.  Quite often I'll still find myself wandering around having conversations with my characters—my friends are used to it by now.

When and where do you like to write?  Are there any favourite places you like to go?

I've found that I write best at night, and/or when I'm procrastinating other things.  I usually write in my room, either in bed, at my desk, or in the chair that my dad made for me.  Sometimes, though, you have to get out of the room and free up your mind.  If I find that something isn't working or that my words are sounding stale, I take my laptop or my notebook and pen and I go into the living room, or to a cafe or to a park.  New stimulus helps grease the wheels, so to speak.

What has been the defining moment in your career that made you think, “Yes, I am now a writer!”?

When I came home one lunchtime to find the physical proof copy of 100 Days waiting on my door mat.  It had all just been words on a screen for so long, and I've always preferred physical books over digital books, that it was the first time the whole thing felt real!

If a movie or TV production company chose to produce your book into a series of shows or a movie, who would your ideal cast be?


I love this question!  Since the very beginning, I've had a couple of actors in mind who look the most like what I see in my head when I think of Aiden and Jake.  For Aiden, it would be Andrew Garfield, and for Jake, it would be Xavier Samuel.  Aren't they both so handsome?


100 Days by Mimsy Hale
Cover Artist: Front cover concept by Abbi Lawson
Cover design by Buckeyegrrl Designs

Blurb(s):

Jake and Aiden have been best friends—and nothing more—since the age of six.  Now 22-year-old college graduates, they take a road trip around the USA, visiting every state in 100 days.

As they start their cross-country odyssey, Jake and Aiden think they have their journey and their futures mapped out. But the road has a funny way of changing course.

Fifty states. Two boys. One love story.

Categories: Contemporary, Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, New Adult, Romance

Excerpt:
Because anything really could happen, couldn’t it? What if what happened in Philadelphia wasn’t a total mistake, but simply the prelude to Jake finally listening to what his instincts have been telling him for weeks? What if, what if, what if…
“What are you doing? Come see this!” Aiden calls out.
Jake takes a deep breath and steps out of the shadows. Aiden is silhouetted against the fading sun, the light picking out the auburn in his hair, and as he stretches his arms up over his head, one finger hooked through the woven bracelet he bought earlier, he grins out at the horizon. Jake feels as if he’s watching Aiden through brand new eyes; he knows that there is rescue in those arms. Suddenly he wants to fall into them and hold on until he feels safe.
Aiden turns away from the vista, pushes his sunglasses up on top of his head and looks down at Jake, his eyes sparkling with warmth and light. He leans forward and holds out his hand, and he looks… beautiful.
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Author Bio:
Mimsy Hale has been a contributing ghostwriter to several bestselling nonfiction books. She is also an established writer in online fan communities, where her stories have hundreds of thousands of reads. 100 Days is her first novel.  She lives in Suffolk, England, with her roommate and four cats.

Where to find the author:
Twitter: @mimsyhale



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Release Blitz~ Jezebel Jorge's Odessa's Witchcraft

It's Halloween and Lucy's husband Graham has once again disappeared with his red haired mistress. But, before Odessa's rendezvous with her beloved, she does the unthinkable and takes her daughter–the child fathered by Graham– trick-or-treating at Lucy's house.

Lucy is a distraught until she gets another unexpected knock on her door. It's Mark Lewis, her husband's co-worker and the one man she's never been able to resist.

What's the harm in just one more illicit night with Mark? Lucy deserves that much, or does she?

Want to know where Graham disappeared to that Halloween weekend? Witchcraft is FREE from April 20-24th exclusively on Amazon!

Excerpt: (general audience)

Lucy peeled the wrapper off another chocolate and decided she’d take off her stupid store bought witch’s costume, pour herself a good stiff drink, and call it a night after reading just one more chapter. No, on second thought why wait on that drink. She poured a gin and ginger and then plopped back down on the couch with her book.
The heroine’s breasts were heaving in excitement over finally seeing the hero’s steely shaft when Lucy was rudely interrupted by that damn doorbell.
She sighed and placed the open book on the side of the couch, quickly adjusting her pointy witch’s hat before opening the door.
“Trick-or-treat!” A chubby little butterfly grinned up at her.
“What a beautiful costume.” Lucy dropped one of the good chocolates in the little girl’s plastic pumpkin treat bag.
“My Daddy says I’m the prettiest butterfly ever.”
The child’s bedazzled butterfly wings and rhinestone studded leotard and tights definitely weren’t off the rack from the five and dime Halloween aisle. Someone had put a great deal of work into crafting the perfect little girl butterfly attire. Lucy dropped an extra candy in her pumpkin. “I believe he’s right.”
“Thank you,” the little girl chirped. “Are you Daddy’s maid?”
“Excuse me?” Lucy stammered.
The little girl tilted her head and looked up at Lucy as if she were harshly judging her store bought witch’s attire. “Mommy’s more pretty than you.”
“Prettier, I’m prettier.” A tall redhead stepped out of the shadows cackling like a witch. “That’s enough, Amalie. Thank the nice lady and go on to the car.”
“I already did thank her,” the little girl said, staring up at her mom.
Lucy’s smile evaporated as the redhead pulled off the mask and they locked eyes. This wasn’t just any redhead, this was her, Graham’s mistress from across the bay.
Standing there barefoot, Lucy guessed the woman to be even taller than Graham. If not for her height, she would have been nothing more than a wisp of a girl in an almost sheer chiffon buttercup yellow gown that clung to her lanky frame. She was all hair and long legs with her red curls falling every which way in swirls of crimson.
So, this was the infamous Odessa and Graham’s illegitimate daughter; the child born from an affair with her husband. Lucy searched the little girl for traces of Graham and her breath caught in her throat when she recognized the hawkish deep-set eyes behind the mask. The child wasn’t blond and she didn’t have Graham’s dimpled smile. But, there was no denying the fact that from what she could see the little one bore a striking resemblance to Graham’s mother. She had his mother’s muddy brown hair and half-hearted smile.
“Amalie, go to the car,” the redhead repeated.
Lucy watched the little girl turn and go to a car she recognized all too well. There was no mistaking the custom gold paint job of the Mercedes that had once been owned by her husband. The child hadn’t flitted like a butterfly and she didn’t slam the car door. She moved with the same self-conscious manner that often left Lucy feeling like she’d been tiptoeing over eggshells, never doing anything exactly quite right.
Odessa smiled as she brushed away a strand of red hair, and Lucy saw the platinum band on the other woman’s ring finger. That took some nerve, faking a bond that didn’t exist. Not when it was her name beside her husband’s –‑ Graham and Lucille Edwards –‑ on the marriage license and a gorgeous two-carat ring on her own finger.
A searing heat still crept across her chest all the way up to the tips of her ears. Why at this moment of all moments, when confronted by the little trollop, did she have to have a damn hot flash? Mother Nature’s nasty way of reminding her of the years she had on the much younger other woman.
Lucy took a deep shaky breath and looked right into the redhead’s too green eyes. “You’ve got some nerve.”
“I most certainly do.”


Excerpt: (explicit)

“Slow down,” she shrieked, and not from pleasure. “You’re hurting me.”
“What’s the matter? I thought you liked my big dick.” He stopped moving and grabbed her by the chin, forcing her to look at him. “I’m sorry you’re used to Graham’s puny little wee wee.”
She pushed away his arms, barely moving until her pussy adjusted to the girth of his cock. “Let’s leave Graham’s dick out of this.”
“As tight as you are, I’d say he hasn’t gotten anywhere near your pussy since the last time I had it. Four years is a long time to go without getting any from the wifey.”
“Not that it’s any of your business, but it’s closer to four months than four years.”
“If I had a wife as hot as you I’d be hitting it every night I came home.”
His hand went to her sex and she started to relax as his fingers expertly maneuvered to just the right spot. She closed her eyes, rocking back and forth on his dick while his fingers rubbed away her inhibitions.
“I’m guessing he still couldn’t find your clit even if I drew him a map.”
Lucy slapped him across the face. She looked at her stinging hand, as surprised as he’d been by the blow.
Still working her clit, he used his other hand to pinch her nipple. “You want to play rough?” he asked, “I’ll gladly oblige.”
She tilted back her head, savoring the quick jolt of pain. That pinch unleashed something in her. She ground harder against him using his cock for her own satisfaction. His dick might have been a dildo for all she cared, and she used it as if it were. He seemed to approve, meeting her thrust for thrust, while still working over her clit with his finger.
Lucy leaned forward offering him her breast. He teased her at first, taking her right to the edge by lapping at her tits before biting down into the pale flesh of her left breast just below her heart. It was as if something snapped all the way to her very core. It wasn’t just an orgasm it was an awakening of sensations.
She froze for a moment, so in awe was she of how damn gorgeous he looked lying there beneath her. Their first time he’d been baby faced and handsome in a way that made young fans swoon as he battled her evil husband and his even nastier brother. By then she’d stopped going to the matches with Graham, but she’d occasionally watch the highlights on TV, drawn to the all American good looks of the man who fought her husband in the ring. She knew enough to know that outside the ring they all got along. She wasn’t that naïve after all, but she enjoyed that suspension of disbelief as much as any fan buying a ticket to the matches.
Mark smacked her ass, urging her to keep riding his cock. She gladly obliged, trailing a hand across the plain of his chiseled abs as she arched her back and subdued him with the strength of her sex. There wasn’t anything boyish about him anymore. As he’d matured into his thirties his body had taken on a harder edge and he’d bulked up with more muscle. It wasn’t just his body, Mark had a tough mysteriousness about him that Graham had never possessed.
It had to be that drink, she thought as she marveled over just how beautiful Mark had become. Sex with him had always been amazing. But this, this was sensation to the extreme. She could almost feel her lust for him pulsing through her veins. It was like nothing she’d ever experienced before. Nothing. It was all so very real, yet totally unreal.


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About the Author:
Jezebel Jorge is a practicing witch, medium, and a Reiki light worker. She describes her genre as Witch Lit - Sizzle and spice and some things Not so Nice.
Unlike most authors, the Voices running amok inside her head are sometimes spirits reaching out to tell their stories from the other side. Ghosts like to embellish just as the living, but there is usually a bit of truth entwined within her fictional stories.

She lives in Nashville, TN with a spoiled rotten Golden Retriever / Great Pyrenees mix named Harry Potter and Odessa, a very vocal Spirit Guide with an affinity for snakes.

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Welcome Ruby and author Starla Kaye

Please give a warm welcome to Ruby McMurtry from For Ruby’s Love by Starla Kaye today as we sit down and see what makes her tick.

Q: So tell us about yourself.

I’m a horse whisperer, or horse therapist, if you’d prefer. My mother walked out on my dad and me when I was three because she hated his traveling lifestyle as one of the most respected horse whisperers in the country. And Dad wanted me more than she did. No, don’t shed a tear for me about that. Dad was the best! He trained me well to follow in his footsteps. But he was also super over-protective. I knew a lot of men in our years of traveling from ranch to ranch, some wickedly handsome and flirtatious. But I only “knew” them from a distance, so to speak. It was getting to be tough being a 26 year-old virgin. Even tougher after Dad died suddenly. There I was left to work in mainly a man’s world at a job I’m very good at…and left with a woman’s body finally free to discover the magic of being with a man. (Winks) Really being with a man. Of course, I had to find a man who wouldn’t faint dead away after learning about my still being a virgin.

Q: What was it that drew you to your mate?

Actually I ended up with two mates. I went to Calhoun’s ranch to honor the last job my dad had signed on for: helping the rancher’s severely traumatized prized breeding mare. I knew that I could handle this job with my eyes closed. But the big, stupid, pain in the ass stubborn cowboy took one look at my 5’4” height and being a woman and said flat out NO! Did I mention what an obstinate man he was?
But Daniel, apparently his lover, a genuine GQ businessman was there and he tried to convince the cowboy to give me a chance. What a great guy he was! How the two of them ended up together…well, they say opposites attract.
Anyway, our first encounter wasn’t all that wonderful. Except, darn my ridiculous soft side, I was attracted to the rancher. Daniel, too, but mainly Calhoun. He needed my help, even if he wanted to resist the idea until Doom’s Day. But I can be stubborn as well. Plus the weather proved to be on my side and I couldn’t leave the ranch right away.

Q: A little naughty fun, where was the wildest place you seduced your partner?

It wasn’t exactly a “wild” place for my finally getting together with Calhoun. I’m not real sure how it all happened, but I know there had been some encouragement from Daniel. Anyway, Calhoun ended up reluctantly agreeing to be my first lover. He sort of fought the idea…at first. Then when I found his and Daniel’s little stash of naughty toys while looking for his condoms in his night stand, he got real embarrassed. I just got real curious. It didn’t take long after that for the fun to begin. Oh yea! Ride ‘em, cowboy!

Q: Boxers, briefs or Commando on a man?

I like them all, in truth. Boxers like Calhoun’s can be sexy-as-hell. Daniel’s briefs…yum. But then commando has some definite appeal, too.

Q: If your partner wants to seduce you, what's one sure fire trick they can do to seduce you?

Okay, I’m pretty easy now that I’ve discovered the wonders of making love. All he has to do is give me a heated look, maybe touch his fingers to the side of my face, flash me his crooked grin.

Q: What is the one place on your partner's body that you know will drive them wild-in and out of bed?

I can be pretty bold now that I’ve learned a few things. Calhoun, in particular, can get rock hard all over in a flash fire second if I rub up against him. If I cup my hand over that oh so nice bulge in his jeans, he gives this immediate lusty growl. I really love that.

Q: What was one of the most embarrassing things your author did to you in For Ruby’s Love?

That ornery author had me coming down with the flu while staying with Calhoun and Daniel. A gal just isn’t at her sexy best right then.

Q: Anything else you would like to add?

This was my worst job ever…and the best at the same time. After all, I ended up with two seriously hot men.

Thank you Ruby for joining us on 'Meet the Character' day here at Dawn’s Reading Nook Blog. You can find all of Starla Kaye’s books at Amazon, author website. For Ruby’s Love was published by Decadent Publishing.



Release Blitz~ Raige by RT Lucas and LJ Halkett

Out Now! - Raige (Tainted Blood, Book Four) by RT Lucas and LJ Halkett

Blurb
“Blood is thicker than water, that’s the old adage yeah? Family is everything to my Sweetcheeks.  She lives and breathes it. I would do anything for my female, but some things are a bigger ask than others."
Commander Xavier Raige

Commander Xavier Raige is the leader of an elite team of soldiers-turned-mercenaries - and a super hybrid wolf. His entire life has been kept a well guarded secret, and with good reasons.  It takes the love and devotion of his Alicia to help him face his past so that he can wipe out the ghosts that still haunt him. Alicia “Sweetcheeks” Carberletti is a Sanguis-Solis vampire and it takes all her strength, intellect, determination and love to discover what happened to fracture Xavier’s family so terribly and break down the walls that he has built up around him to let her in.

The mafia war is gearing up, and with all the personal battles that are going on, will control slip through their fingers, or can the tainted blood that binds them together give them the strength to fight back?

Buy link:  http://www.darkhollowspress.com/#!raige-tainted-blood-book-four/c1oti  

Author bio
RT Lucas is 41 years of age, and had a very successful career in Recruitment and Business Development until it was cut short through illness.  Having worked in the Health Sector, Human Resources and Ministry of Defense, she has a myriad of experiences to draw from - and says that sometimes life can be stranger than Fiction!  RT is an avid reader of the paranormal/romance genres but her first love will always be Science Fiction.  She says that she has far superior music taste to that of her Best Friend and Co-Author - and uses every available opportunity to tell her so! RT lives alone with her #XavCat who faithfully lies by her computer whenever she wanders into the world of Tainted Blood.   

L J Halkett is 35 years of age, Mother, Wife and Housing Officer for Local Government.  She is a smart, sassy and superbly imaginative woman who devours books - especially in the paranormal genre!  She is the master at multi-tasking and she is always thinking ten steps ahead. With her passion for creativity, she brings to life her imagination with vivid detail.  Family is the cornerstone of LJ’s life, and her greatest achievement is her wonderful son.  Left Partially sighted after her Stroke, LJ has to write in what the Authors call ‘NASA’ font and can only detect the colour red, which can be difficult when reading print on a daily basis - her determination is testament to her personality - as she says.... "Where's there's a will? There's a way!" 
Author websitehttp://www.xali.net/




Friday, April 17, 2015

Discover the worlds of Casey Moss and CR Moss

Available Now! From C.R. Moss & Evernight Publishing

An erotic, paranormal, romance series ~ Raritan Manor Ranch


* A woman in love. A ghost in need. A man possessed. ~ Dream Across Time ~ Time Travel
* A woman examining life. A man on a quest. Time restores his spirit and her love. ~ Journey Across Time ~ Time Travel
* A woman once shunned. A man now changed. There’s a thin line between love and hate. ~ A Wish Across Time ~ Contemporary Paranormal

In the mood for a darker paranormal story? How about a Naughty Fairy Tale?
Available Now! From C.R. Moss & Evernight Publishing
A Paranormal/Urban Fantasy ~ Lovers and the Fiend – An LVH Underground story in Evernight Publishing's Exclusive Series: Naughty Fairy Tales


* Ex-cop turned private investigator, Jack Vorst, learns his elf girlfriend, Kristina, has been missing for a few days after being invited to an underground vampire club. He, too, is summoned to visit club Hexenringe and is taken captive. Jack finds Kristina bound and gagged in a human sized bird cage. They're both thrust into a kinky world at the hands of Kol, the club owner. Kol, a vampiric beast, shifts into human form to be with Jack and Kristina and needs them to remember their pasts and to love him so he can return to what he used to be. Can Kol make the pair fall in love with him despite his current situation and the fact he's keeping them captive or will they leave, making it too late for him to change all their fates?

WARNING: MM, erotic, Menage (M/F/M), with Shifters/Vampires element, bondage, anal sex, sex toys, and public exhibition

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Available Now! From C.R. Moss’ alter ego Casey Moss…
An erotic, urban fantasy ~ Open World – a C.O.V.E.N. story

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