The Forgetful Man And Second-In-Command Available Now


Hello all.

I’m delighted to announce my two sci-fi novellas, The Forgetful Man and Second-In-Command are available now, having launched in November and December respectively.

The stories are dark, with gruesome happenings throughout. They are from the sci-fi genre and in an urban setting, based in modern times in the fictional city of New Hampton. To give you an idea of the type of city you’re dealing with reviewers have referred to the city as reminding them of Gotham City or Sin City.

The mystery theme plays a big part in both novellas and in my overall series.

These novellas delve into the background of a few characters and add a little more information to the overall world itself.

Now, to the good stuff…


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Do you ever feel like someone else? Like you could just focus and change into something new, something different.

New Hampton is full of mystery these days, and the man who is beginning to forget is the epitome of unusual within the cutthroat city. Will the urban jungle swallow him whole or will he remember the truth…

 

 


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 You have got to be a fighter to rise through the ranks of New Hampton’s criminal underworld.

You must be willing to do the necessary, especially when you have designs on a top spot within the most notorious gang in the city’s chequered history. Guy Hagan was not aware of what was required. He will learn and carve out a legacy that others will never forget.

It was not always that way for Guy but nice guys finish last, and he is not planning on finishing last.

Summary:

These stories are all set before the events of my debut novel The Rain: The Government Rain Mysteries and as such are set in the same world.

Think of the series like a jigsaw, you can read in any order. The story could be read the main novel, The Rain, first and then the prequels in any order. Alternatively, you could read the prequels and then the main book. Whichever way you choose to read you will achieve the same result, but within reason, it will be a unique trail of breadcrumbs for each reader.

The Government Rain Mysteries Series:

Prequel Novellas & Short Stories (Read in any order):

The Last Doctor- myBook.to/BGSBlogTheLastDoctor

The Lost Boy- http://subscribe.lafrederick.com/subscribe
The Forgetful Man- myBook.to/BGSBlogTheForgetfulMan
Second-In-Command- myBook.to/BGSSecondInCommand

Novels:

Book One- The Rain- myBook.to/BGSBlogTheRain
Book Two- (Currently writing)

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“The Middle Road (Spineward Sectors: Middleton’s Pride Book 7)” by Caleb Wachter

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“The Middle Road (Spineward Sectors: Middleton’s Pride Book 7)

Genre: Science Fiction/Space Opera

Release Date: January 15, 2017

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With a patchwork fleet under his command, Supreme Commander Middleton now faces the daunting task of dealing with an Imperial Fleet’s seemingly unstoppable advance into the Gorgon Sectors.

But the first order of business for any military commander in Middleton’s position is to gather intelligence. So before they rush off to engage the enemy in a battle for the fate of the Gorgon Sectors, Middleton and his people must learn more about the mysterious nature of the Gorgon Conflict–and as each piece of the puzzle falls into place, a cloud of darkness appears at the edge of the galaxy which threatens to swallow the Gorgon Sectors whole.

A mysterious figure known only as ‘The Crafter’ seems to only add to the increasingly murky picture in which Middleton and his people find themselves, but it may be this same enigmatic character who proves instrumental in the Alliance Gorgonus’ ultimate victory in the escalating war with the Empire of Man.

But for the first time in Middleton’s career, he has the resources, the crew, and perhaps the most crucial element of all–surprise–on his side necessary to bring a fair fight to the Imperial Fleet. And that’s exactly what he intends to do.

Meanwhile, on the far Rim, a secretive Imperial mission is under way to pierce the veil of darkness beyond the Gorgon Sectors–a veil behind which a threat of unimaginable danger might lurk. While fleets of warships vie for control of the Gorgon Sectors, the Imperial operatives will try to discover who their real enemy is–and their discovery may shake the galaxy itself.

Will Middleton be able to keep the ramshackle Alliance Gorgonus from flying apart at the seams before they close to grips with the enemy? Will Kongming’s personal transformation continue to strip away his remaining humanity? And will the Empire manage to regain the initiative, or will Middleton deal them a crippling blow before they even know he is hunting them?

Battle lines will be drawn, players revealed, and fur will fly in this entry to the Spineward Sectors: Middleton’s Pride series!

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~ About the Author ~

A child of the 80’s and devoted attendant of Saturday Morning Cartoons back before cable TV reduced their appeal, my life has been full of adventures great and small, real and imagined, and since a young age, I’ve shared those adventures with anyone who would listen.

I love science fiction, science fact, and fantasy because they each engage the imagination in different but equally powerful ways. I’m just as comfortable discussing the outcomes which hinge on a roll of dice as I am talking about the latest discoveries in astrophysics–and my exceptionally patient wife would gladly confirm that I tend to ramble when I find a subject I can engage with.

I tend to write stories with heavy emphasis on character development, action, and dialogue. I also tend to gravitate toward sagas and longer stories; I don’t dislike short stories or one-off novels, but my imagination works best when given a long leash. So if I write something you like, you can expect plenty more where it came from!

“Heart of Knives” by L.V. Lewis #BookBlitz

 
Title: Heart of Knives
Author: L.V. Lewis 
Genre: ScFi/ Fantasy Romance
Release Date: June 27, 2017
 
 
The Complex Book Series.
A Lone Planet. One Complex.
Unlimited Chaos.
When an elf princess is threatened for her activism, who will come to her rescue—her fairy prince fiance’ or the handsome human bodyguard she adores?
Princess Amarie Vanyarin has a reputation for doing what’s right, no matter the cost. When she volunteers to act as Elf ambassador at the Complex—a domed community of Humans and Metas on the planet Lorn—a faceless assassin threatens her life. Soon, the civil rights activist is torn between thwarting another war and concentrating on her betrothal to Fairy Prince Erihstall Habbernock. Their plan to strengthen their mystical bond with a love spell goes awry when the magic inadvertently enchants the wrong person.
Or does it?
Amarie soon discovers that her fiancé and Gary Locke, the human bodyguard who’s captured her heart, both have ulterior motives—neither of which bodes well for her.
With the future ahead uncertain, will the headstrong princess continue to fight for Human-Meta peace, or will she choose to confront the emerging threat targeting the men she loves?
 
 
The blinders are already beginning their slow descent when Gary reaches Princess Amarie’s apartment. The moving shadows make him nervous and more alert. His boss’ voice slices through the paranoia already building up inside his mind. She’s going to need you, Sergeant. Right. I’ve got a job to do. Time to get to work.
Until a kit shows up, the only weapons Gary has are the Ama Seldova-issued segif on his gun belt and a pocket knife. The gun only temporarily knocks out an individual, and the knife won’t be useful against most Nighters. Against a single opponent, this won’t prove to be an issue. Two attackers, and Gary will have to take some chances. More than that, and the only real option for guaranteed survival is running. Hoping the attack doesn’t come tonight, or has happened already, Gary runs for the elevators leading to the top floor.
During the day, the Complex is filled with Humans and Metas moving about, each doing their job or living as best they can in what amounts to a giant tube. The same is true at night. The Human population gives way to Nighters, who are inherently quiet, which makes the atmosphere far more stifling to Gary as he passes them in the apartment’s lobby. The stares are worse. In Gary’s mind, each one of them looks hungry and thinks he is a stupid, easy meal.
Safely upon reaching the elevator, Gary smacks the ‘Up’ button hard enough to echo back towards the awakened civilians. Snickers echo around him as he turns with a silly look on his face. Hey fella, we’re all here to be peaceful. Chill out. Those words are etched on every face that turned at the sound. Fuck, Gary thinks. Why do I have to be so damned human?
An eternity of stares and seconds later, the elevator doors open. Gary forces himself to step inside with some semblance of dignity. Not too fast, not so slow as to be cartoonish. Now alone, he heaves a sigh. The doors begin to close, and he thinks, Okay, get your bearings back. Relax. You’re a goddamn soldier. Act like one.  Before the doors can fuse shut, pale blue fingers slip between them, automatically reversing open. A tall, lean man with the pallor of undeath smiles at him.
“I assume you’re going up,” the man asks.
“Yep. Straight to the top,” Gary replies.
“Perfect.”
The man pushes the button for the floor below Princess Amarie’s, then steps back and to the side so he’s flush with Gary. Side by side for the full ride, neither looks at the other. Gary decided early on this was the most uncomfortable elevator ride in man’s history that didn’t lead to someone’s death or dismemberment. So far. They reach the man’s (vampire, Gary) floor and the doors slide open. Before exiting, he looks Gary straight in the eye.
“Come and see me sometime, when being a monster hunter isn’t such a new smell on you. We’ll have more fun then,” the man says.
“Don’t do anything I need to come and see you for. We’ll pretend this didn’t happen,” Gary replies, meaning every word.
“Everybody knows that is not how this experiment will go down, Locke. You don’t have enough to lose yet, so it’s no fun to play with you. And please, feel free to visit me any time.”
The man vanishes into shadow as the doors close. Gary stares at the ceiling of the elevator, wondering why vampires were gifted with mind-reading. Willing the car to move up faster than programmed, he thinks, Just one more floor, dude, and we’ve finished the hard part.
The elevator doors open, and immediately Gary knows he’d been wrong. The hard part wasn’t over at all. A piercing scream is sounding through the thick walls of the princess’ suite on his left. What the fuck is happening to her? No time, gotta move. Gary pulls his segif from its holster and finds the nearest door leading left.
With one swift kick, he splinters the solid oak door. With a second kick, he smashes enough to duck in without his vision being impaired. From the corners of his eyes, he sees a flashing light but has no idea what it might be. To his right, however, is the princess. Naked. Her dark olive skin on display. Her arms and face are tilted up and what looks like purple smoke is weaving its way into her nostrils. Another scream escapes her mouth. Bolting from his crouched position, Gary harpoons himself into the princess in a desperate plea to stop this attempted possession.
With a heaving gasp, she falls underneath him, and the smell of her sweet perspiration invades his nostrils, saturating every pore of his being. Gary barely has time to realize he recognizes this scent before he loses all awareness in the emerald green mirrors of the princess’ eyes.
The vision before him is perfection personified. Her skin is so soft to the touch he could caress it forever. The vulnerability in her eyes slays him, and he feels himself reacting to her in a way that is not very professional, but he can’t help himself.
Perhaps it’s the fact that he hasn’t been with a woman in a while. His job keeps him busy, and fuck paying for sex. He’s old school and would rather hook up the old fashioned way. Princess Vanyarin certainly is his type—exotic brunette. Maybe it’s her Meta powers that’s got him under her spell, but it can’t be that. The device he’s wearing should protect him from that.
The fruity-looking fairy boy says something in a language Gary doesn’t understand, and his body’s reaction to the Princess goes into overdrive.
“What in the absolute fuck!”
Gary tries to turn away from the sleek, lithe body beneath him, away from the enchanting eyes, but he can’t. Within seconds, blackness covers him, the world goes cold, then nothing.

 

 

Growing up, L.V. Lewis wanted to be an internationally known rock star, but unfortunately, lived in the wrong part of the country to pursue that career (and neither American Idol nor The Voice were available then). An early love for the written word gave her the plan B she sought. Now she pens romance novels that let her live vicariously through rock stars and other fascinating archetypes.
 
 

“Silver: A BWWM Sci-Fi Romance (Beastly Bites Book #1)” by Siren Allen #BookSpotlight

Sci-Fi Romance Promo, Giveaway and a chat with the hero from SILVER!

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Hi all! I’m excited to announce that I have a new Sci-Fi romance available. The book is titled, Silver, and it’s available on Amazon. Today, I’m chatting with the hero of the novel.

Siren: So Silver, I hear you have a mate. What does it feel like to be mated?

Silver: Great.

Siren: Okay, do you want to elaborate?

Silver: I do not.

Siren: Wow. Um, we discussed this, remember? This is an interview for the fans, to help them get to know you better. You have to be on your best behavior.

Silver: I understand, but must we talk so much?

Siren: It’s an interview. That’s what happens in interviews.

Silver: Fine.

Siren: Thank you. Now, how will your life change now that you’ve found your mate?

Silver: Some things will be different.

Siren: Silver!

Silver: Okay. I’ll do the talking thing. Some things will be different. I have to change my ways. No more pirating and killing.

Siren: That’s a good thing, right?

Silver: Right. I don’t want to be the male I used to be. The new me is ready to settle down, perhaps have a few little ones. But first, I must destroy my enemies. It’s the only way I can ensure the safety of my mate, who I should be getting back to.

Siren: I guess that’s your way of telling me you’re tired of talking.

Silver: Correct.

And there you have it. I promise he’s a really nice guy, once you get past the tough exterior. To learn more about Silver and his mate, purchase my new Sci-Fi romance on Amazon. I must warn you though, it’s a steamy novel for adults only.

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Blurb:

All Malia Valdese wants to do is survive in the Outlands and serve food to the patrons of her diner. She doesn’t want anything to do with the handsome silver-eyed stranger who keeps showing up after closing, asking her weird questions and making her feel something she hasn’t felt in years, desire.

She doesn’t care that he’s the sexiest male she’s ever seen or that he stares at her like she’s the main course. Steering clear of him is her plan. Well, it was the plan, before he turned her world upside down with four words…. You’re coming with me.
Apparently she has no say in the matter.

She’s not on the menu. But she’s what he hungers for.

Her scent tells him she’s his and the wanted pictures popping up all over the dark-net tells him he needs to lay low for a while. Having her next to him in bed while he tries to clear his name is the plan. Unfortunately, his enemies are closer than he thought and now they’ve found his weakness…. her. Can he shield his mate from the consequences of his dark past? Or will she flee to his enemies to escape him and the intense emotions he stirs inside of her?

No matter what she chooses, he has no intention of letting her go, ever.

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Excerpt:
Despite Gamma’s words, Silver didn’t miss the forlorn expression on his face. They would all find their mates and then they would give this rebellious life up and settle down. A life on the run, a life of pirating, that was no life for a mate and little ones to be subjected to.

The walk back to his room was a somber one. However, the moment he saw his mate’s face, his spirits lifted. The moment she eyed what he held in his arms, a large grin spread across her face.

“Snacks, yay.”

She sat up in bed. Silver placed each item on the bed.

“Um, I choose…” She stared from one item to the next.

“You don’t have to choose. It’s all for you.”

“You really don’t expect me to eat all of this, do you?”

“Did you hear your stomach roar? It sounded like your sun.”

“It did not,” she laughed. “Seriously, this is what a late night snack looks like.”

She reached for one of the chocolate bars and a round item that smelled sweet.

“A protein bar and an apple,” she told him, holding the items up for him to see.

“That’s not going to satiate you.”

“It’s not a meal, just a snack.”

“But your stomach growled.” He would not have her going hungry on his watch.

“I know, but it’s not like I’m starving. Plus, I can stand to lose a few pounds.”

“I couldn’t.”

“I never said you could.”

“I couldn’t stand for you to lose a few pounds. Your curves are amazing. Now eat, so you don’t lose them.” He didn’t miss the blush that heated her cheeks.

“Thanks, but this will do. Plus, that there is kimoli legs. They would have to be cooked. I can’t eat them raw.”

Silver picked up the pack of meat she was pointing at. He had so much to learn when it came to feeding his mate. He didn’t know how to cook. But he’d learn. “Okay, I will take all of these things back.”

“Are you not hungry.”

Silver shook his head as he gathered the items. He still couldn’t believe that only moments ago, he’d had his mouth on her, tongue in her.

“I’ve already ate.” He winked and walked out the door.

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****Author Bio****

Hi, my name is Siren Allen. I’m a writer and lover of all things supernatural and romantic. I reside in southern Mississippi where I write steamy romances that are guaranteed to make you blush. When I’m not listening to the characters in my head and jotting down their adventures, I am busy working as a Clinical Laboratory Technician.

I love to travel, preferably with my husband, so he can do all of the driving. I enjoy time with my family, who are just as silly as I am. My hobbies are reading, writing and shopping, though I hate trying on clothing. If I wasn’t a writer or a Laboratory Professional, I would probably be a Secret Agent. But that’s the beauty of being a writer; you can create your own world and be whoever you want to be. In my imaginary world, I am Queen and my siblings are my minions.

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#Review – “Beyond Love” by J.J. Lore

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5/5 Stars!

A Great Love Story!

For me, this story is about one thing – Love.

Love found.
Love recognized.
Love acknowledged.
Love fought for.
Love accepted.

But, of course, it isn’t that easy. From the very beginning, Teah Riuda and Eidan Cozad are at odds…because of the officious Eidan, who is more than a little upset over his new assignment as sheriff on Rusk, a ramshackle, unregulated mining planet where rain and mud are the norm. Once a respected and conscientious law enforcement officer on his home planet of Eleon, Eidan is suddenly transferred after being a little too good at his job…and naming fellow officers guilty of theft from items taken in as evidence.

Teah’s route to Rusk is more positive. Growing up in a group home on Earth with little to nothing, Teah takes the exam for Collective Service, passes, and is appointed postal officer on dreary Rusk, arriving only months before Rusk’s newest sheriff. Who, by the way, receives the appointment because the last sheriff was found dead…under suspicious circumstances.

As the Eleoni and human grudgingly adapt to a working relationship, life on Rusk goes on. The planet’s residents see no reason that their protection rackets, illegal brothels and betting parlors should cease to function simply because “there’s a new sheriff in town.” And, they’re not above kidnapping and attempted murder to prove their point. (Can’t we all just get along?)

Teah and Eidan awkwardly reach out to each other, but never at the same time. LOL! The scene where Teah visits Eidan’s home under the pretense of warning him of impending trouble with the planet’s rougher crowd, but he believes she’s there to have sex with him cracks me up! They are so NOT on the same page…or are they?

One of my biggest pet peeves with romance stories is the lack of verbal communication between the H/h. That is not the case here. Teah and Eidan DO talk to each other…the problem is they do not know HOW to talk to each other! Everything out of Eidan’s mouth sounds like a condemnation, and Teah usually takes it as a challenge. Even when they seem to be of one accord…they’re not. It’s awkward, a little painful, and yes, even funny to watch their stilted steps turn into a beautiful dance.

When these two realize they’re in love, they’re both so in shock at the thought, they say nothing. Love was not on their radar, much less with someone of a different SPECIES! Of course, this leads to a misunderstanding, which allows the Rusk ruffians to interfere with yet another dastardly plot. Can Teah and Eidan come through it unscathed…and alive?

This is such a well written story! The characters are so well developed and humanly flawed. (Sorry, Eidan!) The scenes where Eidan’s vulnerability breaks through his stern persona made my chest tighten! The world building is progressive. There’s no multi-page setup at the beginning. It’s flows though the story, and it isn’t confusing or distracting. By the time I finished chapter one, I had more than enough trust in the author to lead me through the journey.

My one stumbling point? Teah. (WE HAVE A RUNNER!) OMG! This woman rarely left a room calmly…and walking. Upset? Run! Angry? Run! Scared? Run! Sign this broad up for the Olympic 4×100 metre relay in Brazil! She was making me dizzy! But, she won me over and I forgave her after her steadfast devotion to Eidan during his recovery. Everything she did was secondary to being at his side. Then he messed it up! Men!

There are several supporting characters to the story, but Brita Cozad, Eidan’s sister, is the standout. She’s dealing with her own sense of loss, caused by following her brother to Rusk, but that doesn’t stop her from being a bright spot in the story. She’s open, direct, and humorous, and usually the wise voice of Eidan’s conscious. She would make a great heroine in her own story, especially since she’s not just Eidan’s older sister and deputy – she’s his bodyguard! What man/humanoid would be worthy of her? LOL!

In the end, there are no decades old secrets, villainous exes, long lost relatives, or a billionaire stepbrother anywhere in site. It’s just two “people” trying not to fall in love…and failing miserably.

I did not know of J.J. Lore before this book, but she’s definitely on my radar now. I was initially given an ARC-copy of ‘Beyond Love” in exchange for an honest review, but I knew I had to OWN this book, so I dashed over to AllRomance and snagged a copy. Grab a copy from your favorite retailer. This one’s a keeper and a definite re-read!

Enjoy!

 

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#NewRelease #Giveaway: Beyond Love by J.J. Lore #SciFi #Romance

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Welcome to the Book Tour for Beyond Love by JJ Lore. And be sure to read to the bottom for your chance to win a $25 Amazon eGift card from Sensuous Promos!

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Every mining outpost needs a sheriff, and Eidan Cozad is just the Eleoni for the job. Newly arrived on planet with his deputy sister in tow, he faces corruption, hostility, and nearly continuous rain. A chance encounter with a defiant human postal worker adds yet one more complication to his mission.

Neat and tidy Teah Ruida thought when the Eleoni arrived and enforced some law and order, it would be easier for her to deliver her packages. Instead, she’s somehow become embroiled in spat after spat with the handsome and assertive Sheriff himself. Even though she doesn’t want to think about it, she’s become madly curious if the rumor about the strange markings Eleoni hide under their clothes is true.

Tension between Eidan and Teah ignites into passion that defies the barriers between their races. When there’s a violent ambush initiated by the settlement’s criminal organization, the future of their love hangs in the balance.

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Author Interview

What does your writing desk look like? What would we find on it right this minute?

I actually don’t have a desk. I write wherever I can find an undisturbed spot in the house. Just me, a chair, the laptop, and some tea is my office. Maybe someday I’ll get a desk but it would probably soon be covered by research books and action figures and I wouldn’t be able to use it anyway.

When and why did you begin writing? 

At what point did you first consider yourself a writer? This will probably sound stupid, but I considered myself a writer when I had to write my first blurb. It’s one thing to write your story, polish it, and send it off to a publisher. Those are all hard work and it’s easy to get sidetracked after any of them. But when the contract is in hand and you have to write a blurb, the thing that is supposed to hook the reader, that’s when it hit me. People I didn’t know were going to read this first, and decide if they wanted to try my book. It was very intimidating and made the business side of it very real.

How did you come up with the titles to your book(s)?

Titles, along with commas, are the most difficult part of writing for me. I use the names of my main characters as a title until the entire book is written. Then I struggle for days to come up with something that relates to the story, and doesn’t show up on an Amazon title search a hundred times before. Beyond Love came about as I was thinking about how my characters are in love, and then some.

Is there a message in your book(s) that you want readers to grasp?

As with all my books, I like to explore social issues. That’s one of the joys of writing science fiction. In Beyond Love, my characters grapple with feeling an attraction to someone who is not of your species. This leads to many cultural misunderstandings. I’m always fascinating by how societies organize their citizens’ lives in everything from the food they eat to the way they find their sexual partners.

How much of your book(s) have a bit of you in the characters?

A bit of me is in all my characters, amplified for dramatic effect. Most of my characters take their responsibilities seriously, like I do, and most of them are pretty well-balanced, emotionally, like I hope I am. When I have two characters verbally sniping at each other, that’s all me. I like to argue in real life, and when I write one of those scenes, it’s pure fun because I get to take on both sides.

What are you currently working on? Can you give us a sneak peek?

I just finished another sci-fi romance. It needs polished before I can even think about submitting it anywhere, so please forgive the punctuation issues, but here’s a sample:
‘His face an implacable mask, Dram stared at her. “Why did you go into that neighborhood tonight?”
He was between her and the door, held her clothing hostage, had been questioning her for what felt like weeks, and she wanted to kick his Sion shins. They were probably hard as rocks and she’d just break her toes. Embarrassed but determined, she made a grab for the kidnapped garment, but he lifted the trousers high. She stumbled over his booted feet. Sasha’s injured ankle shouted a protest and she lost her footing. The beige walls spun as her sense of balance collapsed and she was suddenly on the floor, staring at the leaf-patterned tiles. Even more embarrassed, she wondered what the hell had happened to her in the soft years of work at the Reliquary. When she’d been a reclaimer, she’d scaled walls, shimmied down pipes, walked across exposed beams and girders all in pursuit of valuables.
Strong arms circled her as Dram righted her. His face was close to hers and again she was assailed by his scent, by his keen and assessing gaze. As he leaned in, his cheek so close to hers she could feel his body heat, he whispered in her ear.
“I know you’re tough and strong.” Dram’s voice shivered her nerves and she grabbed at his arms, ready to push away even though she wanted to pull closer. Her belly flip-flopped like she was teetering on the brink of a high fall. “Save it for when you need it.”’

Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?

According to my kindergarten teacher, I already knew how to read before I entered her classroom, so apparently I was pretty interested in the written word early on. While in school, I wrote skits and plays for my classmates and I always enjoyed creative writing assignments. As an adult, I had to do a lot of writing for my job, but that involved historical research, so everything had to have a footnote. It’s only been in the last few years that I gave serious fiction writing a try, and so far it has agreed with me.

Can you share a little of your current work with us?

I have a couple of manuscripts I need to polish and decide what to do with. One’s a m/m and the other is a futuristic dystopian m/f. I’m also working on what I hope will be another Planet Alpha book. So that’s keeping me pretty busy. I’m hoping to release at least three more books this year.

Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?

No, as faster than light travel isn’t possible at this time, so I have to use my imagination to visit other planets. I do love to see new places. My dream trips would include the Galapagos Islands, New Zealand, and Japan. Alaska too. Basically circle the Pacific and discover that side of Earth.

Do you have any advice to offer other writers?

Know what you want, then target that goal. If you want to write for your own enjoyment, do that and don’t pressure yourself into trying to publish. The business side of writing is difficult, time-consuming, and often frustrating. If you want to write something to put in front of readers, do some research. Decide if you want to self-publish or find an agent, or a publisher directly. Each of these routes take a different approach, and different investments of time, energy, and money. The type of stories, length, and style will all vary according to what you want to achieve.

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Touch The Dark Blog Tour

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Take the tour and meet some of today’s bestselling authors who write provocative, sensual romances with heroes and heroines who aren’t afraid to “touch the dark”.

“Touch The Dark”
An Anthology of Interracial Fantasy, Sci-Fi, & Paranormal Romances
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LaVerne Thompson – “Angel Rising – Redemption”
To walk the earth she must feed her hollow soul.
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Some of the most beautiful people in the world are not human. They have no soul, feel no emotion and are pure evil. You can tell by the color of their dark, dead eyes. Samuel Glaus knows this. He is the son of a human mother and soulless father. He is after all half human and a hunter of the soulless. He is also in love with one who cannot love him back.
Thalya is a soulless creature, but unlike others of her kind, she does not kill to feed her hollow soul. She hungers only for emotion and above all, she hungers for Samuel’s love. Her enemy. Her redemption. And she’s willing to kill for it.
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Ursula Sinclair – “Shadow Wars Homebound”
We don’t belong here.
Blurb:
Did you ever feel as though you don’t belong?
Veil had been a step out of place all his life. Until one day he found a phone that took him on a path far beyond the world he knew. But to get all the answers he had to save the princess he fell in love with – only to lose her once he made her a queen.

Nikki never felt she quite belonged. Until she met a man who saved her life and placed her on a throne she never knew was hers. But in order to be queen and save a world at war, she had to give up Veil.

Would you walk away from the love of a lifetime if you could prevent the destruction of a planet?
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L. Penelope – “Angelborn”
He gave up eternity for love… and lost
Blurb:
Maia
It’s hard to be normal when you see the dead everywhere. So I gave up. I just focus on staying out of their way. But the guy haunting my roommate is different. He’s impossible to ignore, and now other people can see him too.He says my roommate is the only one who can save him from an eternity of torment. But one night he follows me into my nightmare and rescues me from my demons. Now he’s all I think about. This must be what it’s like to fall… for someone who can never be mine.
Caleb
A lifetime ago, I found my soulmate in the human world. But being angelborn means I don’t have a soul. When I lost my one true love, I lost my future and my freedom. Now, I have a second chance – she’s been reborn and I must gain her love again or serve out the rest of my eternal sentence alone.But this time I am a fugitive with powerful angels hunting me, and I’m running out of time. You only get one soulmate, and mine isn’t the broken, scarred girl, who sees what no one else can. She’s a distraction I can scarcely afford – but I’m unable to stay away from her.
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Ines Johnson – “Spirited Away”
Shanti never expected the trip to find herself would lead her out of this world.
Blurb:
While on a mission to ‘find herself’ at an Indian ashram, Shanti Rodriguez is abducted by a pair of alien brothers who sweep her off her feet, and then the planet.
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Lolah Lace – “Hunters Hit List”
Hunt or be hunted.
Blurb:
Someone has a vendetta against vampire hunters. Famed vampire hunter Scar Buckley finds herself entangled in the center of a battle between vampires and hunters. She is determined to fight for her life. She needs help from the infamous Fox brothers to ensure she lives to see another day. Scar finds herself in a steamy romance she never saw coming while her ex-boyfriend stalks her. Will she live to see another day or die in the hands of her vampire enemy?
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Rae Lori – “A Kiss of Ashen Twilight (Book 1 in the Ashen Twilight Series)”
Worlds collide when a Nightwalker Prince and a Aziza Fae fall in love.
Blurb:
Ariya, an Aziza Faerie, crosses into the mortal realm to escape a vicious and deadly elemental creature. She discovers an underground world of Nightwalkers, Lycans and Shifter Elves hiding beneath human’s eyes. When she falls for the Nightwalker Regent Prince Jace Archane, love and loyalties are tested as an age-old rivalry unmasks a new enemy.
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Stephanie Williams – “With Friends Like These”
With friends like these…who needs sex toys!
Blurb:
A reluctant Heir Apparent, a reluctant soul-mate and an all too eager BFF, bring lightheartedness and HOT LOVIN’ to this story of love, and finding oneself. Drake and Seth are not your normal neighbors. In fact, they’re not normal period! But neither is Roxanne Watson, their neighbor and soul mate.

The problem is convincing her to be their one and only, and oh yeah, come into their world of vampires and werewolves.Roxanne is special, but Drake and Seth are having a hard time to get her to see things their way. Even with the help of her crazy psychic friend, things are not staying on track.Roxanne wants to commit all her friends to the asylum. They’re all crazy! But as time goes on, she begins to doubt her own sanity.
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Krystell Lake – “Birth (A First Blood Novel)”
Everlasting life comes with a price…her freedom.
Blurb:
Before the unrest of the Civil War, a young slave girl falls in love with her Master’s son. Emerald is enamored with the liberal young John Adams. After the war Emerald and John create a warm life for themselves. A life that is free from segregation and discrimination. Their serene life is turned upside down when John is nearly killed on a hunting trip with his older brother William. John and William learn that they were infected with vam pox. They are now immortal vampires with an undying thirst for blood.With this curse, John vows to preserve his human bloodline, therefore preserving his humanity. With this gift, William embraces vampirism and the power it commands. Being a vampire doesn’t change the brother’s emotions. It magnifies them. As a vampire William is still envious of his younger brother John. John has everything William craves, his human family and his beloved Emerald. William will do anything and stop at nothing to get what he wants. Vampire William always gets what he wants.
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Yvonne Nicolas – “Silent Screams ~ Book 1 of the Dragon Queen Series”
Torn between darkness and light, can Rayne save mankind from evil?
Blurb:
R&B sensation, Sharayna “Rayne” Piers, lives her life dedicated to her music. On stage and in the studio, she pours her heart and soul into the lyrics of her songs, hoping to deliver a piece of herself to the listeners. But ever since her twentieth birthday, her seemingly normal life has taken a turn to the dark side.

Piercing screams and horrendous acts of murder seizes her mind, haunting her night and day. Women similar to her in age are vanishing all over the world without a trace. It leaves Rayne wondering if the rash of disappearances is connected to her visions. Soon, she will discover the world she was raised in is just a cover for what really hides in the shadows, and that her life as a human is a deception to mankind, a guise to conceal her true nature. Will she shun the darkness that has befallen her or step up to the throne and become what she was created to be?
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Serenity King – “Passion Unleashed: Nylora’s Fate”
Unleashed passion has led Nylora to a fate unknown.
Blurb:
Caught between Fate and Passion, Nylora finds herself trapped in a world of the unknown. Her best friend, Uta Thurmaine, warned her to stay away from Max’s bar, but she doesn’t heed her words. Will Nylora’s encounters change the course of her life forever? Or will Passion and fate collide, thrusting her into the point of no return? In the wake of a blood feud within the family, Costin Riszen has watched over the human – Nylora – for some time now. When Nylora disappears into the night, it will take all Costin possesses to find her and keep her safe – even if it means binding her to him forever to do so.
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Bria Knight – “The Alphas & Olivia”
Two males one female, what’s a werewolf to do?
Blurb:
It happened, just as she was leaving work…Olivia Todd wanted nothing more than to drive home to her cabin in the woods after a hard day’s work. But after she encountered a brawny “creature” that had other plans for her, the curvaceous nurse’s uneventful life would never be the same.

He sank his teeth into her flesh…At first Olivia thought it was a dog bite. But that night, when her body became a boiling pot of lust and her thirst for release could not be quenched on her own, she began to wonder. Just what happened to her? Where did these animalistic urges and heated craving for sex—hard, fast, and rocking—come from?

A visit from detective Callan Goldstein gave her some answers, but left her body craving more than he could give her. Encountering Alaric Bridgewater changed all that…When Olivia came face to face with that thing…that being who’d claimed her…transformed her…she knew she must have Alaric in her bed. But she wanted his good friend Callan too.
With two tempting males there for the taking, what’s a newly formed werewolf to do?

This ménage romance is part one of a series. It contains STRONG, SEXUAL CONTENT and is intended for ADULT READERS ONLY (18 years and over).
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Dariel Raye – “Dark Sentinels Book One: Sable”
Sexy wolf-shifter, passionate veterinarian, deadly enemy.
Blurb
Dark Sentinels – Book One: Sable Sable, a sentinel wolf shifter, is captured and locked in his wolf form until Akila, a veterinarian, tries to tame him and unleashes a 6’5″ baby blue-eyed surprise.

Dr. Akila Marshall is a veterinarian with a calling – save as many stray animals as possible. The only child of wealthy, yet distant parents, she’s convinced that love is not for her. Until…

Sable’s search for his twin sister leads him to Akila. Born into a rare species of wolf shifters whose main purpose is protecting others, he has always been forced to fend for himself, but Akila’s loving, protective nature draws him – and not a moment too soon. Together, they must learn to trust each other enough to overcome a new, deadly enemy.
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