Cover Reveal and Teaser – Divine Justice

Hi all,

Hope you’re all having a lovely weekend. Mine has been busy, busy getting m Christmas story all ready to go. I now have a title – Divine Justice – and a shiny new cover. I really hope you like it! It releases this Thursday – and here’s a wee teaser in the meantime! My girl, Holly does love her caffeine fix 😉

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Holly bit her lip. “I just don’t want you to be… struggling, because of me. I don’t expect you to get me anything, you know? Just because I’m letting you stay here a few days I honestly don’t want anything in return.” 

“I know that.” He laughed suddenly. “Are you always this difficult to give a gift to.” 

Her cheeks burned. Probably yes. She remember something her mother had told her a long time ago. Shut up and just say thank you.  

“Thank you,” she said softly. “I love it.” 

“You’re welcome.” 

A grin lit up her face. “I guess I better try it out, right? Sooooo many kinds of coffee!” 

He laughed again. “I had no idea there were so many in the world.” 

“You’ll tell me which one you like?” 

“I don’t drink coffee.” 

Holly gaped at him. Wow, she’d heard rumours there were people like that but… “I knew there had to be something wrong with you!” 

*** 

Jeremiah smiled at her. She was pretty adorable when she got excited, even if it was over the strange human drink they all seemed obsessed with. 

“I’m sorry to disappoint.” He told her seriously. “It is a bitter draught and I have never acquired the taste for it.” 

Give him a nice cup of ambrosia any day but that wasn’t something he could tell the little human. She grinned at him and he saw the light of challenge spark in her eyes. 

“I think you just haven’t found the right combination yet. Trust me, I’ll find it.” 

He grinned at her. It was strange that she made him smile. So few things did lately. He hadn’t laughed with another person in years, maybe decades. Possibly even centuries if he thought too hard about it. Which maybe wasn’t a good idea. She made him want to smile though. Her genuine delight in the smallest of things, her concern for other people, her unwillingness to accept anything from anyone. She was easy to… like. 

He shook his head and walked back into the living room. He was just here to judge, and for that he needed to remain impartial. Why was it getting harder and harder to keep telling himself that as Holly pottered round the kitchen, made him try a latte, a cappuccino and some strange bitter froth. It was almost worth the assault on his taste buds just to see her reactions. Her wide-eyed enthusiasm and her over-the-top faked disappointment when he didn’t like them. 

“Next try!” She told him with a teasing smile.

 

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Take care x

 

 

Guest Author Renee Leigh with You Should Smile

Hi all,

Can you believe we’re into December already? Christmassyness can officially start lol. Today though Im thrilled to have the fab Renee Leigh visiting, she’s going to chat about her re-release You Should Smile.

 

So, let’s start with you telling us a bit about yourself.

img_3273My name is Renee Leigh. I write contemporary, stand-alone erotic romance novels. I’ve always been a sucker for a good romance movie or novel – a happy ending, everything tied up neatly into a bow!

In my “spare” time, I’m also an attorney, wife and mom. I enjoy reading, researching, writing, and college basketball.

I live in the South with my husband, children and dogs.

Sounds like you’re definitely kept busy! Was there a specific moment where you first knew that you wanted to be a writer?

I’ve written for as long as I can remember. Words have always been my outlet. I began writing erotic romance scenes with quirky characters for myself – to make ME smile. I wrote my first book, You Should Smile, three years ago. My husband told me that I should publish it. I thought maybe I could make others smile, too, so I decided to publish it last year. I’m glad I did!

Do you have a particular writing routine, or any special rituals?

I am a binge-writer. If I’m in the mood to write, I can write through the night without stopping. If I’m not in the mood, nothing sounds right that I put down on paper. I just have to wait to be ‘in the mood’ I’ve realized!

Lol, always a tricky balance to find. Tell us about the genre you write in, and what drew you to it.

As an attorney, I read all day – usually boring and very legalistic books. At the end of the day, all I want to do is turn that part of my mind off and just have fun reading. I’ve found that contemporary romance does that for me. I enjoy light-hearted and comedic romances the best – books that don’t cause too much emotional turmoil or analytical thinking. Just sit back with a glass of wine and have fun! I suppose that is now my target audience – those who don’t take themselves (like me!) or their books too seriously. They just want to sit back with a fun, yet sexy, read at the end of long day.

That is the aim at the end of the day, right? To entertain and give people that bit of escapism and destress 🙂 Are there any particular authors or books that have really inspired you?

I adore Alice Clayton. Her books have always made me laugh, yet they’re sweet and hot at the same time. I also love Mia Sheridan. Her writing! Oh my gosh! She can’t write a bad book. It’s impossible! And I JUST finished Priest by Sierra Simone and I was speechless. I was absolutely speechless with the beauty and imagery of her words…and the HEAT. (I’m blushing just thinking about it. Lol.) She’s my new favorite!

Ooh, shall have to look out for her. What five things could you never do without?

1. My family

2. Coffee

3. Wine

4. My kindle

5. Words

Hehe, first time I think anyone has said ‘words’ – but where would we be without them? Speaking of… tell us a bit about your new release.

I’m re-releasing the first book, You Should Smile, for .99 beginning on November 21st to promote the Smile series and my second release, Sunlit Smile. You Should Smile is a professor-student love story. It features quirky characters and tongue-in- cheek writing. Though, like its author, the book doesn’t take itself too seriously, it does try to focus on serious themes and relationship issues in a way that maintains a fun atmosphere. In the end, I want to make readers finish the book with a smile.

Where did your inspiration for it come from?

Almost all of my writing evolves from a single phrase that sticks in my head and won’t go away. This time, it was: “‘You Should Smile’ I heard him say” …. That became the opening line of the book and Thad’s opening line to Shay in the book. He sees her standing at the gas station, looking sad and something just makes him want to see her smile. She teases him that telling women to smile can be offensive – and their banter and chemistry just take off from there. Little do either of them know, of course, that he’s about to become her professor.

Sounds like a fun start! What did you find most enjoyable about writing it?

Getting to know my characters as they came to life. I fell in love with them as individuals, including all of their imperfections. Even the side characters (like Grant) became a part of me. Grant is the best friend that everyone wants and deserves. I am still jealous that Shay has him for one. 🙂

Aww, it’s always the way, I fall a little bit in love with all my chars 🙂 What was the hardest part about writing it?

Sharing it with others and hoping that people could see that it is a tongue-in- cheek poke of fun at the romance ‘formula’. Yes, the nickname Shay gives Thad IS stupid. She’s awkward. She knows it’s dumb. She knows her movie obsession is dumb. That’s the point. Some readers get it and some don’t.
Those who do ‘get’ it tend to love it – and those are the readers I’m trying to reach!

Who’s your favourite character in it? (I know, I know, favouritism!).

Oh gosh! I sympathize with Shay because I created her and she’s a lot like me in
 a very awkward, quirky way…Of course, I love Thad because he’s all sorts of intelligence in a big heated package…and I just finished my book on Chris, who is an emotional and uncontrolled Alpha mess underneath his calm demeanor…but I think Grant might be my favorite character to WRITE even though he’s not even part of the actual book series. He’s just a good-hearted and funny guy. He’s probably the one I most wish existed in real life because I want to hang out and drink with him. Haha.

Why should we run out and buy it right now? 🙂

Because the Smile series books are fun, sexy reads! They will make you smile – and blush – at the same time! 🙂

Check out the details here:

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You should smile,” I heard him say.
Unsure, I squinted my eyes from the sun, used my hand as a shade, and turned toward his voice. “I’m sorry?”
“You should smile,” he stated louder. “It’s a beautiful fall day. Summer’s wrath is left behind. So smile.” He stepped out from the shadows and into the sun where I could see him clearly. My lord. I’d heard the phrase ‘sex on a stick’ before, but never knew what it really meant. I did then.
A smile slowly crept across my lips. “You’re not supposed to tell women to smile. It can be offensive,” I said, teasing him.
“But you are smiling now, aren’t you?” he teased back.
“True. Any more advice for me?” I met his eyes. They were deep blue.
He nodded his head slowly. “Yes. Ditch that guy and come with me….”

Graduate student Shay Elliott gets hit on by a sexy stranger in a gas station parking lot – and the sparks fly immediately. She’s there with her boyfriend, though, so she declines the man’s invitation to leave with him. She thinks she’ll never see him again….

She was wrong.

He’s just been hired as a professor at her university – and she’s about to become his student.

 

You can get your hands on a copy here:

Amazon

You can follow Renee on social media here:

Renee Leigh Author Facebook page: https://m.facebook.com/reneeleighauthor/

Renee Leigh Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/reneeleighsmile

Renee Leigh Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/Renee-Leigh/e/B00T4HV590

 

Take care x

Tuesday Catch Up

Hi all,

We’re heading into December this week! Hope you’re all getting organised with your holiday 12321110_1494645387506651_7099576762286536610_nplans (wish I was lol!). It’s all Christmassy here in Edinburgh – the markets are selling, the fair is going, the pretty lights are twinkling away. Of course, I may not see them again as I have much too much work to get done this month to ever venture into the centre again 😉

My Christmas angel story is finally finished – woot! It’s currently with some of my wonderful beta readers, which I will be honest always make me nervous, but I’m aiming for a release date of next Friday 9th December. Of course, that gives me a week and a half to make a cover, retweak a couple of bits that aren’t quite working, do final edits, format, get onto the sites. Sleep is over-rated, right?

wolvesHopefully it will all be done in time, then I can get onto edits for my next one (my wolfie one is finally back so looking at a Jan release now!). I have decided I will give myself a few off over Christmas though – I know, I’m too nice to me! Being self-employed though it’s rare for me to actually take time off, so it will be nice 🙂

 

Hope you’re all having a less stressful week! Take care x

Sunday Teaser – Christmas Angel Romance

Hi all,

Hope you’re all having a lovely weekend – and if you’re out shopping then you’ve managed to bag some bargins! I may have given in and treated myself to an Amazon Fire – at that prize it’s almost silly not to, right? 😉 Had a lovely meander round the Christmas markets as well so feeling nice and relaxed and all-set to get work to work lol! Speaking of Christmassy, I’m sharing a wee excerpt from my nw Christmas story, which will be out very soon. I’m still finishing off and editing though, so please excuse any mistakes! Hope you enjoy 🙂

 

 

Jeremiah glared at the glass contraption. Why did these humans insist on having strange mechanical things to do everything for them. No wonder they were slipping into darkness. How were people supposed to concentrate on what was important in life when everything they had and did was designed to save time and cut corners. Still, Holly had wanted coffee, she had in fact seemed extremely set on the idea and he knew this was the weird machine that apparently made it.  

d632891b93e42d44292c7b22f223f958There were a lot of buttons though. He pressed one, then another, then three at once. Not a damn thing. Seriously? Why was it he had seen the conception of the universe, he knew truths that would make the human mind implode with their complexity, yet he couldn’t work some stupid bit of metal and glass. He glanced quickly around for Holly, no sign of her. Okay, then, just a little, tiny, cheat.  

He forced power into the machine. It instantly started to buzz and hum, the water bubbling frantically inside. Too much? How could it be – coffee was hot water with beans in it. Hot was a necessary function. He pushed a bit more and a sharp crack echoed through the kitchen. Okay, maybe that didn’t sound good. 

The crack rapidly expanded all the way down the glass container part and water began creeping out, bringing streams of steam with it. Bah. He waved a hand again and the water disappeared. Fine. Why was he doing this the hard way. Glaring he put a cup on the worktop, waved a hand over it and it filled with a dark liquid. Stupid machines for everything. What was wrong with doing things by hand? 

“Is that a huge crack in my coffee machine?” 

He jumped at Holly’s soft voice behind him, spinning round guiltily. 

“Er, yeah. I just switched it on and it broke. Sorry. I’ll get you a new one. I got your coffee here though.” 

He handed the mug over. She gave him a small smile. “Don’t be silly, it was old anyway – though that’s really a huge crack. You didn’t burn yourself did you?” 

Her voice was laced with concern and he simply shook his head. A low laugh escaped her.  

“It’s probably cracking in sympathy for my poor head.” She wrapped her hands around the mug and took a small sip. Her face crinkled. “And it took the last of the good coffee with it. Could you pass me the cream out of the fridge?” 

christmas_tree_by_jacqchristiaan-d5o6lblHe automatically did so, his mind whirring. He did bad coffee? He was good at everything he tried. Everything. 

“Erm, are you sure it’s that bad. Maybe you’re just still feeling off.” 

She added a large pour of the cream and then gingerly sipped again. “Nope, it’s definitely only one step from bilge-water.” She suddenly paused, those huge eyes fixing on him. “I’m sorry, that was very ungrateful of me. I appreciate you making it, just the damn machine I guess.” 

Jeremiah managed to nod. Bilge-water indeed! He would master this coffee trick just like he mastered everything else he ever came across. 

 

Take care x

Guest Author Tami Veldura with Learning to Want

Hi all,

Yay, it’s Friday – and Black Friday at that, so if you’re out shopping I hope you manage to grab some bargains 🙂 It seems to have got even colder here – the canal outside my house has frozen over and am huddled over my teeny work fire. Still, can’t be all bad, my parents are coming up to visit this weekend – plus I have the fab Tami Veldura dropping by. She’s chatting about her new release, Learning to Want – a sci-fi LGBT romance with elements of D/S and a full POC cast (I’m slightly in awe of someone who can fit all that into one novel – could you really ask for anything more?)

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So, let’s start with you telling us a bit about yourself.

I’m a gemini, I enjoy long walks on the beac–wait, wrong bio. Let’s see: I’m a full time writer with a dragon obsession and this persistent idea that if I insist hard enough, my whole life will look like the happily ever after in my favorite romance books. I’m easily distracted by small kittens and have a book buying problem. So many more people know me as Tami than my legal name that I may just change it one day.

Nothing wrong with a dragon or book buying obsession *whistles innocently* Was there a specific moment where you first knew that you wanted to be a writer?

When I was eight I was just starting school for the year and my mother took me to target for supplies. At the time, Lisa Frank was the brand to have and I came home with a pile of rainbow folders. Inside each folder, on the flap for your papers, was a two or three sentence paragraph about that Lisa Frank character: the unicorn, the puppies, the kittens.

I copied that paragraph from each of my folders onto a piece of paper and brought it to my mother. My first story. She put it on the fridge.

At the time I didn’t know writing was a thing, all I knew was the stories I was reading and the worlds I was living in were amazing and I needed more. Faster. So I’d start writing them myself.

Do you have a particular writing routine or any special rituals?

I tend to have ideas pop into my head throughout the day, especially when I’m out and about on the weekends encountering people and places.

But the average workday starts with a breakfast of grits or oatmeal, tea, and some time snuggling my pet rats while I wake up. I always keep a water bottle on my side table, but sometimes I’ll add a bottle of gatorade if I’m feeling dehydrated. I review my social sites and writing forum, just catching up on the world, but by 8AM I sit down on my corner of the couch and start writing. I try to write for at least 3 hours every day, but sometimes editing or a book release can skew the schedule. The rest of my day is filled with all the administration work that comes with hybrid publishing. Some of my books are self published and managed, while others are through small presses.

I’d like to add copywork to my morning routine before I start writing. Copywork is a technique that’s been used for generations to teach kids how to write and by authors to study their betters. Regular copywork can improve handwriting, but it’s also very meditative, can improve vocabulary and technique, and act as a mental trigger for an artist to enter that flow state where creativity and intent align into perfect productivity.

Sounds interesting, may need to have a look into! Tell us about the genre you write in, and what drew you to it.

Initially, my writing was traditional high and low fantasy coming of age stories, since that’s what I grew up reading. But in high school I transitioned into fanfiction, specifically the slash corner of the fanfic world where I discovered all kinds of story types that I hadn’t ever seen before.

Now, I write romance, science fiction, and fantasy with LGBT+ characters and themes. I’ve been publishing regularly in the genre since 2010, but in 2015 I discovered asexuality and realized that I belonged in this subgroup as well. It’s not a surprise I was drawn to the people and themes in these stories since I was living them myself. It’s been a much more personal journey since then.

Are there any particular authors or books that have really inspired you?

Oh there is a list of people who are constantly impressing me with their ability to craft a world or pivot their business. Amelia Faulkner, Cecil Wilde, and E. Davis off the top of my head. My focus lately has been developing stories that appeal to a mainstream audience to attract a more stable income stream. I’m learning immense things from these established authors and I can’t wait to see how my readership grows.

What four things could you never do without?

My phone: you might be surprised how much business I manage on a daily basis through my smartphone. Twitter, email, google hangouts–I’m constantly on my phone communicating with editors, readers, coworkers and more. I have all of my work saved in the cloud, so phone access is possible on any file or book I could ever need to reference. A day without my phone puts me far behind!

The chromebook: A few years ago my life situation was a lot different than it is now. I had a day job with a decent commute and spent much of my time on the road outside of work, too. I needed a laptop that could go everywhere with me. I’ve written books on my phone, but that is a tough process I wouldn’t recommend to anyone. The chromebook was the solution I decided on. With all my work in google’s cloud I could access it anywhere I could find wifi (hello Starbucks and Panera) but I could also sit in the car and write on a draft on a full keyboard.

The chromebook is several years old now but still as zippy as ever. It’s my primary computer and sitting down to write anywhere and everywhere is easy. And it was only 200$ 😉

Internet: While I could survive for a long time without the internet, ultimately my entire business requires it to function. I contact editors and artists through email. I connect with other authors on forums. I interact with my fans on social media. I even save my stories on the cloud.

My Fiance: Is this a cliche? I’m supposed to avoid those 😉 Seriously, Fiance is critical to the success of my work. He supports me financially while I get this career underway which is both heartwarming and a heavy expectation. He knows I will be a famous author someday. That unconditional support is invaluable. He helps in smaller ways too, from traveling with me for research to reminding me to eat lunch. That second one happens more often than it should XD

Tell us a bit about your new release.

bannerLearning To Want is my latest novella and features a 100% POC cast. It’s a science fiction story set on an alien world where the ruling class uses sexual dominance and submission shows as political power. Atash is stuck at the bottom of the class system and hopes to teach Khoram how to submit. Khoram, meanwhile, is trying to avoid being killed by a mercenary clan boss: his former employer!

Ooh, sounds intriguing! Where did your inspiration for it come from?

The initial story was only five thousand words long and spawned from a call for submissions for an anthology about BDSM with a small press. I didn’t end up in the anthology, but when Nine Star accepted the story for publication, they asked me to expand it into a novella. Much of the world and action/adventure plot developed out of that expansion process and took me several months!

What did you find most enjoyable about writing it?

I loved imagining the details of an alien world and bringing that vision to life. Dulia has a native species called the Frea that are well-adapted to their desert planet, but half a dozen other alien species make appearances in the story as well.

That sounds like so much fun! I love the world-building side of things. What was the hardest part about writing it?

The hardest part, but also fun, was definitely the details of Frea culture. I wanted to develop an alien race that was interesting and complex, not just window dressing for a story, but only the readers can tell me if I succeeded.

Who’s your favorite character in it? (I know, I know, favouritism!)

Oh this one is easy: Madam Zoya! (That’s right I love my antagonist). Without Zoya, this book would have turned out much differently. When I first started writing she was just a convenient backstory name, but as the story evolved and grew her role expanded as well and became a critical driving force for not one, but both protagonists.

Hehe, I’m glad I’m not the only one who loves my villains! Why should we run out and buy it right now?

You should run out and buy it right now because there’s a bonus sexy scene in my newsletter for readers to enjoy and you’re going to want to know all the details!

 

Check out the book details 🙂

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Khoram is an enforcer, a bodyguard, but his boss has just betrayed him. Now he’s stranded on a desert planet he’s never heard of, chained to the only other human around.

Atash grew up in the cracks of Dulia’s complex social structure, where dominance and submission are a man’s worth. He’s struggled for years on a lower caste but Khoram could be his ticket to a better life if they can find common ground.

Atash wants to teach Khoram the art of submitting by choice and maybe make a name for himself along the way. Khoram, however, isn’t here to play Atash’s political games. He’s going to escape, if his former employer doesn’t see him killed first.

And you can get your hands on a copy here:

Amazon

Ninestar Press

Take care x

Thursday Teaser – Paranormal Romance Angels

Hi all,

Hope you’re having a good week – and a very Happy Thanksgiving to all my US readers – piccies of yummy food have been flooding my social media all day so I’m already feeling a wee bit jealous sat here at work 😉 Since we don’t have Thanksgiving here I hope you’ll forgive me for skipping ahead to Christmas – and today I’m sharing a teaser from my upcoming Christmassy story. It hasn’t been fully edited yet – so do excuse any mistakes. I should have a cover and release date for you next week – but for now, I really hope you enjoy!

 “Jeremiah, you have been summoned before the Council of Archangels to answer for your recent actions.” 

angelJeremiah stood straight and tall in front of them. He was not going to beg for mercy or plead for his life. He was aware that he had… slipped. Where he had once loved his work, lived for it, been willing to believe in anyone or anything, then centuries of watching the selfishness and greed of humans had left him bitter, cynical even. These were no kind of emotions for an angel. The council would be well within their rights to end his existence, there was a part of him that would almost welcome it. The emptiness and peace of eternal oblivion, there was an appeal to that.  

He eyed up the solemn line of archangels. All tall, blond, well-built, ethereally beautiful, pure yet stern. He knew them all, had been friends with some of them once. It seemed a long time ago. When you lived forever then time started to lose all meaning.  

Their leader stepped forward. Rafael looked at him solemnly.  

“We have discussed the matter and reached a decision.” 

Jeremiah held his breath. This was it. They were going to pronounce sentence, end him. There was little mercy for one of his kind, there couldn’t be with the powers they possessed. 

“We have assigned you a job. A task, the outcome of which will decide your ultimate fate.” 

Jeremiah blinked at the taller angel in surprise. A task? After the way his recent tasks had gone this was the last thing he’d been expecting.  

“Why would you give me another task?” He asked them in complete bewilderment.  

“This task has come from above, we have it on the highest authority that it is meant for you and you alone.” 

Instant denial shot through him. He didn’t want the responsibility any more, he didn’t want any of it.  

“I think there must be some mistake.” 

Rafael smiled at him. “You know as well as the rest of us, there are no mistakes. This task is for you, and the council has agreed that we will suspend our judgement on your previous actions pending the outcome of it. The matter has been decided.” 

Resignation sagged through him. Fine, let them give him some new task. It would only end up going the same way as the others. Then they would judge him and he could finally be done with it all.  

“What is this task?”

 

Take care x

Tuesday Catch Up

Hi all,

Well, I don’t know about where you are, but November has definitely hit here and it’s bleedin’ freezing! Even the Christmas lights have gone on this week so we must be into mid-winter *sighs* At least it looks twinkly! It’s been a bit of an up and down week. My sort of surrogate gran passed last week (used to be my gran-in-law but we’ve still stayed in touch) the funeral is tomorrow so will be a sad day.

2016-05-11-1462971004-479389-writerWriting-wise, it’s very much all-go. I’m thinking I may have to admit defeat on Nano – I’m currently just under 10k behind and with funeral tomorrow and family coming to visit at weekend it’s not looking very likely I’ll get back on target. (I’m still looking forward to them coming though – don’t worry Mum!). I’m not getting too stressed over it, I managed to get a standalone finished, some extra words on book 3 in my wolfie series and hopefully will get a Christmassy sort finished this week then can get it out in time lol. It’s angel-themed and I have some fab stock images to play with for a cover – can’t wait for you to see! I’ve also finally got back my first edits on book 2 in my wolves series. I think I’m probably going to have to push release back to January now – but hey, I have a Christmas book for you in the meantime 😉

Hope all the rest of you Nano-ers are doing better than me 🙂 Take care x

My Sexy Saturday – My Sexy Holidays

Hi all,

Weekend is finally here, hope you’ve all got a fun one lined up! I’m thrilled to be joining in the My Sexy Saturday blog hop. The theme this week is My Sexy Holidays – damn, I guess we’re going to have to admit they are creeping up fast! Still, one of the bright sides is lots of fun holiday stories – and I thought I’d share a wee snippet from my upcoming one. Hope you enjoy 🙂

 

christmas_tree_by_jacqchristiaan-d5o6lbl“I said, I’m really sorry but I can’t seem to figure out the shower. Could you possibly show me?”

“Erm, yeah, course, no worries.” God, she sounded like a mumbling idiot. Her brain seemed to have turned to mush.

She followed him back to the tiny bathroom and managed to talk him through the shower controls without gaping too much. Really, it wasn’t fair for one guy to be that damn hot. When she leaned across to switch on the dial, she ended up losing her balance, one hand going out to catch herself and landing up on the expanse of golden skin on his chest. He was warm, so warm, and the skin beneath her fingers felt satin smooth over the rock hard muscles. Holly felt herself freeze, her eyes shooting up to meet his, seeing the blue darken and heat.

“Sorry,” she squeaked, but she couldn’t seem to make her hand move.

His own hand reached out, running down her cheek before gently tucking a stray strand of hair behind her ear. Holly held her breath, a trail of heat left in the wake of his touch. She wanted him to touch her more, to run her hands over all that golden skin, to follow that trail of hair down to…

He took a step back, her hand falling away, and Holly’s face burned. What the fuck was she thinking? There was no way he would want someone like her. Whirling on her heel she fled the suddenly claustrophobic bathroom, shutting the door behind her. Idiot!

d632891b93e42d44292c7b22f223f958Jeremiah cursed under his breath. What the hell? He had never been affected by a human before, yet his body was rock hard and he actually ached with the effort it had required not to reach out and drag her to him. To cover her lush lips, to shape every inch of those delectable curves, to bury himself deep inside her. Fuck, what was he thinking? His past transgressions were nothing compared to the trouble he would be in for sleeping with a human, especially one he’d been sent to judge. He turned on the water and fiddled with the temperature dial she’d shown him until it felt like there should be ice particles in the spray. Then he stood under it until he was chilled to the bone and his body finally decided to behave itself. Nothing was going to happen with Holly.

He frowned, there was a catch somewhere, he just had to find it. These days no humans were kind and sweet for the sake of it, there was always an ulterior motive. He would find it, and then he would be done with her.

Resolved, he turned off the water, quickly dried himself off and headed to the large, soft, freshly-made bed she’d provided for him. Yup, there had to be a catch somewhere.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the fab authors taking part here:

 

Take care x

Thursday Teaser – Paranormal Romance

Hi all,

Hope your week’s doing well. I may have been slightly distracted on my original Nano project into a Christmas story – but hey, it’s almost that time of year. Everyone loves Christmas stories right? *shifty look* Anyway, I’m enjoying it and it won’t be too long so hopefully can get it finished off soon and then out in time 🙂

In the meantime thoufh, I’m sharing a teaser from my next wolves book, which I promise will be out soon! I know I seem to have been saying that for a while but edits have taken longer than I thought they would and I don’t want it going out until it’s right. In the meantime though, hope you enjoy this 🙂

 

cottageQuickening her pace, she headed down the winding track towards the main village. The light was fading fast, casting deep and slightly creepy shadows, while every rustle in the trees on either side made her start. It’s just your imagination, just your imagination. Or was it? The rustling to her left was getting louder and steadier. Her heart started pounding as she broke into a half jog. The noises were closer though, effortlessly keeping up with her. Sweat broke out, trickling down her back and stinging her eyes. Oh God, what the hell had she been thinking heading out in the dark on her own?

Katya. The voice in her head was deep, familiar and edged in concern

Niko? Relief made her not only telepathically reach out towards him – something she’d never done before – but stop in her tracks. Thank God! He would find her and…

wolves-and-werewolves-fire-and-ice-the-wolf-pack-23828159-240-320A huge, furry shape sprang from the shadows, heading straight for her. She screamed in terror as it knocked her down. There was a glimpse of bared teeth, hot breath on her face. Frantically she began scrabbling backwards, another shriek escaping her when a firm hand gripped her arm, dragging her to her feet. A human hand. For an instant she thought Niko had somehow magically found her, but this man was taller, thinner, with shaggy light brown hair. He was human though.

Please,” she gasped, “you have to help me.”

He smiled at her and his eyes glowed in the faint moonlight. Fuck, not so human. She tried to run but the hand tightened on her arm, she was dragged back against him, a strong-smelling cloth pressed against her face. Her struggles slowed and darkness crept in.

Take care x

Tuesday Catch Up

Hi all,

Another week is upon us – please no one tell me how many until Christmas lol. I think we can 111411_nanowrimo-702x1024-670x977agree though this year is speeding by! How are my fellow Nano-ers getting on? I will admit I’m lagging behind a bit as we hit the halfway mark. Still, I’m trying not to get too worked up over it – I have more words than I did at the start of the month so that’s a win already, right?

I know some people get themselves rather stressed over Nano and sometimes I wonder how productive that is. I do like the little push it gives and the motivation, but at the same time, November is a rather cold, dark and miserable month at the best of times (well, it certainly is here at the moment!) so I think it’s important to try and make sure we have a bit of relaxation and TLC as well 😉 Of course, I should practice what I preach a lot more lol!

fantastic-beasts-where-find-them-movie-2016-redmayneSpeaking of relaxation… does anyone have any fun plans for the week? I’m very excited that Fantastic Beasts is out on Friday – and am trying very hard to restrain from the midnight showing when I know I have work the next day. Wish me luck!

Take care x