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Short Series that Pack a Punch… of Entertainment!

Today I thought I would kick off the week by sharing some series of shorts that would be perfect to spice up and entertain you during the work week!

From Book 1: In this behind the scenes short story, Fern, a werebear, has to save her daughter from a grizzly in an unusual state of mind. However, she’s too far away to get between the enraged bear and her daughter. A werewolf comes and helps them.

Fern is immediately attracted to Bill once she realizes he’s friend not foe. She invites him for dinner as a thank you, and learns more than she likes.

Bill, a park ranger and a wolf without a pack, has many things hidden. Can Fern and Bill start a relationship even if the wolf packs are on brink of civil war and the werebear clan would not approve?

Story should be read between book one, The Ulfric’s Mate, in the War of the Weres series, and book two. They will be featured in a later book.

Series Link: https://www.amazon.com/War-Weres-Chronicles-2-Book/dp/B0776XF4ZM/

From Book 1: An evil darkness forces Mykel Campbell to reveal his magical powers.

Mykel leaves his beloved Highlands in search of a wife. He has two requirements: loyalty and comeliness. Lyall has plenty of both and more. She possesses a spirit of adventure he found appealing. His attraction to her could nae be denied. Verily, his good fortune is complete. Until the darkness strikes Lyall’s village. An evil which takes magic to defeat.

Lyall resolves never to marry. She could nae imagine finding anyone who would accept her magical abilities, much less her strong skills for reading and numbers. Then Mykel Campbell visits their village, and her heart is no longer hers, her body like a foreign land. He came in search of a wife. Could she dare hope?

Then an evil shadow full of creatures of her nightmares encompasses the land, and her family is in peril. Mykel swears his sword and magic to protecting them. Would the two of them survive to have the love of a lifetime? Or would evil triumph?

Series Link: https://www.amazon.com/Highland-Magic-2-Book-Series/dp/B07NS9ZQ9S/

The second book will be released on February 28, so preorder the series now!

Since these are all novellas, you can probably read all them in one week and not even realize how fast time is flying by!

Get in the Valentine’s Spirit with Daryn’s Slayer!

Can you believe that Valentine’s Day is this week? Well I have a little something to put you in the mood whether you are looking forward to that day or not, my historical, paranormal romance Daryn’s Slayer releases on February 14th (available for preorder now) and it is sure to spice your Valentine’s Day up! What is not to like about forbidden love on the day of love? And just look at how gorgeous the cover is!

Link: mybook.to/DarynsSlayer

A slayer and a vampire pair up and turn the supernatural world inside out.

Daryn falls instantly in love with Ernestine the moment he meets her, despite her calling as a slayer. She inspires true feelings he’d thought lost to him after centuries on the run from a cruel and vindictive coven leader, Cassandra.

Ernestine, a werewolf without the ability to shift, can’t deny the desire he inspires, even though her life’s work, her every breath, focused on ridding the world of the evil vampires. Together, their powers change into something new, and their mating becomes a beacon to all the supernatural beings in the area.

Can the fight their way out, or is their union doomed from the start?

A Plethora of Preorders in February!

It is only the second month of 2019 and I am only picking up steam when it comes to new releases! I have quite a few books up for preorder, with more announcements to come in the following weeks! This is going to be a big year of releases, so hang on!

A slayer and a vampire pair up and turn the supernatural world inside out.

Daryn falls instantly in love with Ernestine the moment he meets her, despite her calling as a slayer. She inspires true feelings he’d thought lost to him after centuries on the run from a cruel and vindictive coven leader, Cassandra.

Ernestine, a werewolf without the ability to shift, can’t deny the desire he inspires, even though her life’s work, her every breath, focused on ridding the world of the evil vampires. Together, their powers change into something new, and their mating becomes a beacon to all the supernatural beings in the area.

Can the fight their way out, or is their union doomed from the start?

Out February 14! Preorder now: mybook.to/DarynsSlayer

Magic, Monsters, and Misdeeds. 8 wild romances for the wicked at heart… Each story will leave you both enchanted and enthralled as it weaves magic, introduces monsters, and uncovers misdeeds that will leave you with a smile of satisfaction.

Lauren Smith
Rebekah Lewis
Elizabeth St.John
Dawn Brower
Aubrey Wynne
Nicola M. Cameron
Leona Bushman
Diane Rinella

Out February 26 and available for preorder:  books2read.com/MagicMonstersMisdeeds

Mykel and Lyall face a deadly evil taking over their beloved Highlands.

Decay blackens the lush foliage of Scotland. A disease the villagers ha’ branded olc truaighe—total darkness. Mykel, laird of the Clan Campbell known for their abilities to control the elements of nature and their fighting prowess, must ban together warring factions and kingdoms to fight off the scourge threatening them.
His wife, Lyall, tempers the rage within his soul. Her very caress calms the seas boiling within. How can he leave her behind, with danger all around? If he goes, she will have to stay and fight the creatures closer to home. Duty and honor insists he leave, and he would nae be worthy of her if he stayed, yet how can he leave her? As death curls the homeland they hold dear, Mykel sets out on his grim task with his love left at home.
Can they fight off the olc truaighe, or will their people, all of Scotland, perish?

Out February 28th and available for preordermybook.to/EvilintheHighlands

It Began with a Sigh… 7 sizzling romances that will leave you breathless. Get lost in slow, burning, kisses; wild nights; and love that makes you sigh in adoration.

Rebecca Lovell
Dawn Brower
Aubrey Wynne
Elizabeth St.John
Lauren Smith
Ari Thatcher
Leona Bushman

Out March 26 and available for preordermybook.to/ItBeganWithASigh

Sarah, Countess of York and decrier of false men of the ton, enjoyed a good flirt, but she had her heart set on Lord Archer. Only, for the past four years, he barely acknowledged her existence except as best friend to his sister Hermione. Sarah had hopes that he began to see her as something more, but then the threatening notes started. Lord Archer also happens to be in the vicinity as each one is delivered. She hates the suspicions rolling around in her mind. However, Father taught her how to watch for treachery, and she couldn’t ignore the logic or the coincidence of Lord Archer’s presence, nor could she deny the pain in her heart at the thought.
Lord Archer had loved Sarah all her life, but once her parents died, he’d taken a step back, searching for a wife amongst the ton as a proper lord should, leaving her to heal. Instead, he found himself drawn more and more to Sarah as she matured into the perfect woman to be by his side. However, could she handle the secret life he led? Did she know about her father’s secret life? But none of that mattered once she started receiving those damn letters. Someone was out to hurt the woman he loved, and he planned to catch them or die trying. Could he also woo her and remind her of the love and trust of their childhood? Or would the situation keep them apart, or worse, kill the woman he wanted to marry?

Out March 31 and available for preorder: https://www.amazon.com/Darkest-Death-Leona-Bushman-ebook/dp/B07MDV3T6J

And these are my releases just for February and March! Told you 2019 is going to be a huge year!

Get a Sneak Peek at Another Awesome Box Set Coming Soon!

Hot on the heels of making the USA Today Best Sellers list with my last box set, Wings of the Wicked, I am happy to announce that I am already preparing for another box set releasing February 26, 2019!  Daryn’s Slayer, is my story in it and I thought that it would be fun to give you guys a look at what I have in store for you!

Daryn is a rebel vampire, escaped from his coven. Coven leader wants him back, but Daryn has no wish to be under her control again. However, she’d ordered all renegade werewolves killed, and without the rich werewolf blood, he only lived a half life. Only werewolf blood allowed him to stay in the light, to heal properly. He’d manage to stay out of her clutches, but she came too close this time. When he’d apparated to get away, he’d dropped upon sweet, sexy Ernestine.

Ernestine is a vampire slayer, bent on revenge against those who’d killed her kind not falling in line with the Vampire covens. Meeting Daryn had thrown her body into a frenzy of lust and deeper need she didn’t want to resist.

Once the two of them give into their longing for each other, things heat up. Can the two of them find a way to revenge both her people and save Daryn from the clutches of his coven leader? Or will the Vampires kill them both?

You can now preorder your copy of Magic, Monsters, and Misdeeds now for only .99 cents!

Universal (All Retailers):  books2read.com/MagicMonstersMisdeeds

Let’s Delve into my Darkest Valentine!

As the New Year is nearly upon us, I am working on my writing and editing schedule for 2019. Know what one of the first things on that agenda is? The sequel to my historical romance Darkest Valentine! What? You haven’t read Darkest Valentine yet? Well now is the time to grab a copy!

Link: mybook.to/DarkestValentine

Death and destruction haunts The Dark Duke.

Lady Lillian has no desire to marry. She’s seen quite enough of male domineering and shenanigans from the species, thank you. Then she enters into a false engagement and is surprised at her feelings for The Dark Duke, but she wants more than a traditional life of the wife of a duke.
The Dark Duke is bent on revenge for his father’s death, certain it wasn’t suicide. Then he stumbles across Lady Lillian—niece of the man responsible for it all.
He saves her from being shanghaied and finds himself enamored with her, despite who her family is. In a rash moment, he asks her to pose as his fiancé—without telling her why. However, he soon yearns for more than a false pretense. She is everything he has wanted and more.
But what if she learns his secrets?
Can he convince her to give him a chance, or will he lose out her to his revenge?

 

Preorder some Highland Magic just in time for the holiday!

The holidays are just around the corner and I have some Highland Magic to make them even more special. This is book one of my Highland Magic series. It is available for preorder now for only .99 cents and will be released on December 20. Why not treat yourself while you are busy spreading love to others?

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An evil darkness forces Mykel Campbell to reveal his magical powers.

Mykel leaves his beloved Highlands in search of a wife. He has two requirements: loyalty and comeliness. Lyall has plenty of both and more. She possesses a spirit of adventure he found appealing. His attraction to her could nae be denied. Verily, his good fortune is complete. Until the darkness strikes Lyall’s village. An evil which takes magic to defeat.

Lyall resolves never to marry. She could nae imagine finding anyone who would accept her magical abilities, much less her strong skills for reading and numbers. Then Mykel Campbell visits their village, and her heart is no longer hers, her body like a foreign land. He came in search of a wife. Could she dare hope?

Then an evil shadow full of creatures of her nightmares encompasses the land, and her family is in peril. Mykel swears his sword and magic to protecting them. Would the two of them survive to have the love of a lifetime? Or would evil triumph?

Wishing you Steampunk’s Greetings and a Happy New Gear!

The holiday season is upon us, why not take a moment to treat yourself to a relaxing steampunk anthology perfect for this time of year!
Join New York TimesUSA Today, bestselling and award-winning speculative fiction authors as they celebrate the holidays this December in steampunk style. Tinsel and trains, tinkers and time-machines, garlands and gaslamps grace the stories in this limited-time anthology.

Corseted ladies and cloaked lords fill your holidays with Christmas cheer—and a touch of Yuletide magic, too—in this collection full of tales of wonder set in alternate landscapes of Victorian style and steam-powered technology.

So deck the skies with dirigibles, gather ’round the clockwork tree, and settle in with your eggnog and goggles for a steampunk celebration like never before!

Available now for only 2.99!

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Cover Reveal: Between Love and War by Sheri Velarde

Today I am happy to welcome my friend and fellow author Sheri Velarde here to share with us the cover and story behind her upcoming release, Between Love and War: Book 3 of Gods Behaving Badly. Take it away Sheri!

When I first thought about becoming and “author” and putting my work out there for others to read, I never thought that I would become published. Then I never thought that I would have a series! How cool is that? I have a book series! It still boggles my mind even though Book 3 of my Gods Behaving Badly series, Between Love and War, is about to come out next month. Truthfully I stumbled into a series. The first book, Looted, was meant to be a short that just kept growing and ended in a way that demanded another story. I guess I should also mention that Looted was rejected before it found its home at Secret Cravings Publishing. Just goes to show that you should never give up. So Stealing Hearts came to be and I introduced a few more gods of old, gods who were just demanding to have their adventures told. Sometimes characters just take on a mind of their own and will not leave you any peace until you listen to them and write about them. The one that screamed at me the loudest was Ares, the god of war just would not be put off. So Book 3 is the story of the true love between Ares and Mania, because of course the goddess of madness is the one true love of Ares. Only makes sense right? Truly, character and books do take on a life of their own and often I am just along for the ride!

Between Love and War was just accepted last week and is being fast tracked for a June release! I will have a release date soon, but right now I am so happy to be able to share the beautiful cover with you all! First round edits are done and we are full steam ahead! I am so excited!

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Blurb:
After the Fall, Ares spent a thousand years searching for his lost love Mania. Thinking he had lost her forever, he settled into the life of a mercenary here on earth. Then the fates, and his sister the goddess of love, showed him Mania was alive and well. He travels to London hoping to regain what he had thought lost forever.
Mania had spent a millennia as a wraith of madness before slowly starting to rebuild herself into a new and independent woman. Art had been her outlet and her savior. Then one night her world is turned upside down when her old love walks back into her life. Can she love him again and still remain the woman that she had become?
Unbeknownst to both of them a mysterious organization is lurking in the background and threatening to unravel the lives of all the gods on earth.
Links:
Secret Cravings Publishing: http://bit.ly/1BnIMx1
Amazon page for Sheri Velarde: http://amzn.to/1dvAoqb
Website: http://sherivelarde.weebly.com/
Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1FNycVi
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sher_V