New Takes on Old Legends By Debra Mullins
After writing thirteen historical romances over the past few years, I’ve finally dipped my toe into modern day paranormal romance with my October release, PRODIGAL SON. This is the story of Cara McGaffigan, a computer programmer from New Jersey, and Rafe Montana, Las Vegas bounty hunter. And oh, Rafe has some cool super powers, thanks to his ancestors from Atlantis.
The story of Atlantis has continued to fascinate people over the centuries. It poses the ultimate “What if” question for a writer. Because there is so little information and, technically, no archeological evidence of its existence, the mystery of Atlantis leaves the field open for a writer like me to “what if” her way into creating a whole new world. Read more
WEEKLY GIVEAWAY: Enter to win a copy of THE ANGEL STONE!
This week we’re giving away 10 copies of THE ANGEL STONE by Juliet Dark, a tale of ancient folklore and thrilling fantasy with a passionate love story that transcends time. Winners will be emailed this Friday, so enter to win below!
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Guest Post: Molly O’Keefe on Celebrity Fantasies
I have a well-worn fantasy that Ben Affleck and Matt Damon come over to my house for Thanksgiving dinner. (Why THAT is my fantasy for those two men is clearly something I should worry about). For some reason their cars break down in front of my parent’s house (what they are doing with their families in the corn fields of Northern Illinois at Thanksgiving is irrelevant) and because of the holiday and despite their fame, they need to hang out until their cars are fixed.
So, of course they come in for Thanksgiving dinner. All eleven of them.
Things start off rough. My parent’s normally unshakeable Midwestern practicality gets all shaken up by the celebrity. I’m trying too hard to make them feel comfortable and not like strangers in a strange land. Read more
New Release: Beneath the Darkening Moon by Keri Arthur
About the book:
Keri Arthur, the New York Times bestselling author of the Riley Jenson Guardian series, returns to the Ripple Creek werewolf reservation of Beneath a Rising Moon—where the past has come back with a vengeance to haunt a beautiful ranger.
Savannah Grant still harbors deep secrets and carries emotional scars from a love affair gone bad many years ago. She has tried to bury her heartbreak in her job as chief ranger of the Ripple Creek werewolf reservation. But now someone is murdering humans on her turf, and the pattern matches a series of deaths she witnessed a decade ago: the same year that she met—and lost—the love of her life. Read more
Readers love Shana Abe’s THE SWEETEST DARK
The Sweetest Dark, by Shana Abe tells the story of Eleanor “Lora” Jones, a young girl who hears songs no one else can hear and has vivid dreams of smoke and flight. A romantic story with beautifully complicated characters, The Sweetest Dark is making a big splash even though it isn’t officially out until spring. With four and five star reviews already popping up all over, it’s an upcoming title you won’t want to miss.
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Guest Post: Shawntelle’s Got You Covered
Hi, all! I’m Shawntelle Madison and I write quirky, urban fantasy romance novels! Next month, Kept, the next book in my Coveted series will be released from Ballantine. I’m quite excited since I had so much fun writing the book. And the cover! Who doesn’t love to see Paul Marron in action? If you haven’t read the first book, be sure to check out Coveted. It came out this spring and is another cover with Paul.
When I’m not writing, I work as the web developer for the Killion Group, a company that designs book covers for several traditional and e-Book publishers. I’ve been working as a web developer/designer for over ten years now. Since I sit on both sides of the fence as an author and designer, I’ve come to appreciate the process. Designers work so hard with tools like Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Whether the composition is digitally painted or created based on a photograph, the covers designed today show how much the romance community has such talented folks working hard to bring our books to life.
When Temptation Burns, by JK Beck
“J. K. Beck’s new vampire series is riveting, dangerous, and not to be missed!” —#1 New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon
“Red-hot . . . I can’t wait to read more from this author!”—New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole, on When Blood Calls
Half human, half daemon, Ryan Doyle is a driving force for justice. As an agent for the Preternatural Enforcement Coalition, he’s investigating murders linked to a Los Angeles fringe group bent on exposing the shadow world to humanity. He is a master of self-control, keeping his deepest hungers hidden beneath a veneer of cool professionalism. Until he crosses paths with sinfully sweet Andy Tarrent, a gutsy reporter who makes him crave all the pleasures he’s denied himself for centuries. Read more
When The Prince Isn’t So Charming
In Alma Katsu’s The Taker, Jonathan St. Andrew has all the earmarks of Prince Charming: he’s handsome beyond belief and the eldest son in the family that owns the town. Who could blame Lanore McIlvrae for falling in love with him? But eventually, even the most lovesick girl will learn that actions speak louder than words. . .
I want to talk today about the myth of Prince Charming. Read more
Book Release – Beneath the Rising Moon by Keri Arthur a series where werewolves roam
Romance, Urban Fantasy, Fiction readers alike love this series!
Keri Arthur, the New York Times bestselling author of the Riley Jenson Guardian series, takes readers to the werewolf reservation of Ripple Creek—where moon fever runs high and a savage murderer runs rampant.
There’s no turning back for Neva Grant. To find a killer, she must seduce the boldest male in the Sinclair pack. Her twin sister lies in a hospital bed, fighting for her life, the fourth and only surviving victim of a vicious attacker. The werewolf rangers suspect the Sinclair pack, and the only way Neva can infiltrate their close-knit ranks is to unleash the wildness within and offer herself to Duncan Sinclair.
Duncan’s appetite for women is legendary on the reservation. But when this new woman stirs his hunger, he finds his desire for her goes deeper than anything he’s ever felt before. When he realizes that she’s playing a game and he’s taken the bait, he is determined to push her to the breaking point. As Duncan and Neva engage in a dangerous dance, they must somehow find a way to join forces—before a cornered killer bites back.
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Question of the day: Are you a paranormal romance fan? Which is your preference, vampires or werewolves, answer below – can’t wait to see the answers!
The Unofficial Bio: I’m a born and bred Melbourne (Australia) gal, and grew up sharing my life with dragons, elves, vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters and the occasional talking horse. Which worried my family to no end. Of course, now that I’m actually make a living sharing my life with the above mentioned creatures, they no longer contemplate calling the men with the little white coat. When not at my keyboard, I can be found at the gym, sitting front of the TV, or taking my two dogs for a walk.
From a man’s POV, ‘The Not-So-Super Heroes’, The Romance Man
He’s over six feet tall, with a chiseled jaw and large muscles. He is extremely good looking and is fiercely protective of his woman and is not afraid of anything. He is great in bed and has a really big…heart. He is the elusive hero in romance novels.
He is like Big Foot. We read about him all the time, but no one actually ever sees him in real life. Read more
Coveted by Shawntelle Madison + Giveaway!
SOMETIMES WHAT YOU COVET IS IMPOSSIBLE TO KEEP.
For werewolf Natalya Stravinsky, the supernatural is nothing extraordinary. What does seem strange is that she’s stuck in her hometown of South Toms River, New Jersey, the outcast of her pack, selling antiques to finicky magical creatures. Restless and recovering from her split with gorgeous ex-boyfriend, Thorn, Nat finds comfort in an unusual place: her obsessively collected stash of holiday trinkets. But complications pile up faster than her ornaments when Thorn returns home—and the two discover that the spark between them remains intense.