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[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION’s 14 Days of Love Event Post_2.10.16

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Posted 3 days ago

[Archive] #CMCon16 Spotlight & Interview with Chudney Thomas_1.21.16

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Hey, gang! Happy New Year!

I’m very pleased to have Chudney Thomas with us today.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR, FROM THE AUTHOR:
I was born in Brooklyn, New York, raised on the island of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. According to my father, I learned to read at three and wouldn’t allow him to skip a page of a story. I grew up raiding my mother’s stash of books and my Aunt Patsy’s extensive library. There, I developed my love of literature, and specifically romance.

Books transported me to different worlds, and encouraged me to learn about different cultures, continents, expanding my horizons. I currently live in Central Florida with my family and our interesting pet pooch Maya.

I write contemporary and paranormal romances with a splash of my Caribbean heritage in the settings. There are so many wonderful aspects of the islands, from the beautiful beaches to the fascinating myths that inspire my works.  I hope to one day be able to share them with you!

Keep up with Chudney online at her website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and on GoodReads.

Chudney is the creator of the CENTRAL FLORIDA PACK series and some other anthologies. Let me get you caught up…

Full Circle
CENTRAL FLORIDA PACK Book #1

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He’s waited years for her…

In a pack of werewolves, a half human isn’t exactly at the top of the food chain. Half-human, half-werewolf, Ria Marlett knows her place in the pack. And she knows exactly how the pack’s alpha, Drake Neilson, views her; as a convenient lay. So far she’s managed to avoid his advances, but she knows his patience is growing thin.

Now he’s ready to claim her.

Ria does her best to avoid Drake, but the sexy woman can’t hide who she is. Tired of waiting, now he’ll do whatever it takes to win Ria, even woo her while dealing with rabid lone wolf attacks. With the pack in danger Ria is forced to face what Drake has been telling her all along, she just might be the strongest of the pack.

Full Force
CENTRAL FLORIDA PACK BOOK #2

COMING 2016

More from the Central Florida Pack. James, Drake’s second in command gets a little more than he bargained for in a mate.

Hunks, Hammers, and Happily Ever Afters!!

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An anthology of novellas about hunky blue collar, hammer wielding heroes and the women who tame them. Stories are by USA Today Bestselling Authors Cari Quinn, Cathy Clamp, and Anna J Stewart, and featuring authors Jodi Redford, Amie Stuart, Leah Braemel, and Chudney Thomas.

Get down and dirty with this sexy blue collar bundle featuring seven original contemporary romance novellas that range from sweet to sizzling.

KNOCKOUT – Cari Quinn
All Emerson Knapp wantsis everything he shouldn’t have. When all his secrets come to a head, the only question left is how much he’s willing to lose.

HOT SUMMER NIGHTS – Cathy Clamp
Sophie Green is smart, gorgeous, and good with her hands. Can Gabe convince her to make her stay at the Starlight Motel a permanent one?

MARKED FOR LOVE - Anna J. Stewart
Overworked pub manager Regan Murphy is about to have her hands full with Lantano Valley newcomer and tattoo artist Brodie Crawford: a sexy single father who is far too distracting.
*this version of MARKED FOR LOVE is a spiced up version of the original sweet novella of the same title. Includes a never before published epilogue, available ONLY in this boxed set.

KNOTTY MAGIC – Jodi Redford
Hormones be damned, Tully Eastwood won’t succumb to her attraction for a sexy lumberjack—until she finds herself trapped overnight with him in the woods.

AGAINST THE WALL – Amie Stuart
Construction Supervisor Lexi Kimball is the one person everyone loves to hate. Everyone except a sexy foreman with an adventurous streak, that is.

UNASHAMED — Leah Braemel
Two sexy construction workers double Hayley O’Connell’s fun. But can they convince her the fun should last forever?

LOVE IN AN ELEVATOR – Chudney Thomas
Mica Lawson is a failure and a flake; at least according to her family. Then one stalled elevator, and a sexy repairman, change her life.

Sound great, yeah!?

How about we find out a little bit more about Chudney…

LITERAL ADDICTION: Hi, Chudney! Thank you so much for being here today!

Chudney: Hello and thank you for having me!

LITERAL ADDICTION: I always start by getting to know our guest V.I.P author a little bit better…

1) Can you tell us 3 things about yourself – no matter how random - that we couldn’t find out easily on the Internet?

Chudney: Three things? They are about to be really random. 1) I love Roti. 2) My friends say, I’m resourceful . 3) According to my co- Worker when I get really excited my accent becomes more pronounced.

Ps. this is a really good question to ask others cause I now have a few answers that I keep to myself as reminders and that make me smile. :)

2) What are 2 things that always make you smile, and 2 things that never fail to piss you off?

Chudney:
2 Things that always make me smile:
A beautiful day
A great giant hug
2 Things that piss me off
People cutting in line
Me or someone else failing to follow through on a promise ( I understand if it’s something that is impossible or life gets in the way but if you don’t communicate I get mad and if I’m the one who fails I’m really upset with myself.)

3) Was there anyone (or anything) that was directly involved with your drive to become an author?

Chudney: My mother, my father and my aunts. My husband who makes sure I always have a functioning laptop. Let’s just say my family in general. They fed my love of reading and stories and though they may not always understand what it takes but they always support me.

4) Let’s play a game… You are the heroine of the last book you read, being chased by the antagonist of the one before, and end up in the arms of the hero from the one before that. What’s the scenario?

Chudney: So you just caught me in a re-reading phase. This time it’s Nalin Singh’s Psy Changeling series. I would be the Heroine Zaira Neve being chased by Ming Le Bon and the disease eating away at the net to end up in the arms of the most dangerous Telekinetic of the PSY Councillor Kaleb Krychek causing earthquakes during certain activities.

5) If you could spend the day with anyone – alive, dead, fictional, etc – with whom would you want to spend it, and what would you want to do?

Chudney: This is so unfair because really I want a tea party with Cleopatra, The Queen of England, Nelson and Winnie Mandela, Queen Noor, Carib Chief Joseph Chatoyer, Jane Austen, Shakespeare, Dereck Wallcott and Jean Rys.  Sorry can’t follow directions on that one.

6) What’s a typical writing day look like for you?


Chudney: I have no typical writing day. I work a forty hour a week job, with a family. So I steal time when I can. Sometimes the hubby has to go into work early so I sit in the car for an hour and write/edit. I aim for two hours in the evening but sometimes the flesh is weak even though the spirit is willing. I’m really fortunate that on Saturdays family and life permitting that I have an awesome friend in Lori Sjoberg who cracks the whip and lets me invade her house to wirte for a few hours.

7) If we were to check out your DVR, what are some of the shows we’d see?

Chudney: No DVR but I do have Amazon Prime and NetFlix and Youtube. Right now it’s Luther, Jessica Jones, Falling Skies, Sex in the City ( my aunt was visiting from England and we had a marathon), Vikings and anything by Paul Keens Douglas ( I grew up listening to him on the radio back home and his stories still have the power to make laugh.

8) Was there any specific inspiration behind the creation of the CENTRAL FLORIDA PACK series?

Chudney: I went to an animal park where they had wolves, florida panthers and gators right next to each other and thought to myself what would werewolves be doing in Orlando? At that point it was just a thought in the back of my mind I didn’t write Ria’s story until much later.

9) How many books do you ultimately have planned for the series?

Chudney: Currently six. As I write more people show up so it may expand.

10) What types of scenes do you enjoy writing the most (love, action, dialogue, etc) and why?

Chudney: I love dialogue. The things people say to each other can be revealing as can the body language.

11) What was the most challenging thing about creating your series?

Chudney: Keeping track of everyone in it. So you don’t give them the wrong hair color or having them in two places at once.

12) Has there been a specific moment in your career thus far that you are particularly proud of?

Chudney: Hitting publish on Full Circle. I was deathly afraid to take the leap but I did.

13) What’s up next for Chudney Thomas? Anything else in the works – or available – outside of what I covered above that you can share with us?

Chudney: The sequel to Full Circle will be out in February. Edits have taken way longer than I anticipated but it will be out.

14) Anything else coming up that you want to be sure your readers and fans know about – online events, signings, conventions (outside of Coastal Magic), etc?

Chudney: This Year I’m slowing it down a bit and regrouping. I’ll be at RT in Vegas at the Rio Hotel & Casino, April 12 to 17.  But for now that’s it.

15) Is there anything special you’d like to say to your readers while we have you here today?

Chudney: I would love to say thank you for taking a chance on me and that I do appreciate it when you simply say hello or take the time to ready my book.

LITERAL ADDICTION: Chudney, thank you SO much for being with us today. I really hope that I’ve turned some new readers on to your work, and I hope that people will go out, pick up, and love your books. I’m super excited to see you again in February. :)

Chudney: Coastal Magic is one of my favorite cons. I’m so happy I get to see you and everyone else again. Thank you for having me!

Do you want to meet Chudney in person? You can! You can! You can meet tons of other amazing Romance, UF and PNR authors, LITERAL ADDICTION’s officers and other well known featured bloggers, and loads of fellow book addicts and paranormal junkies at the Coastal Magic Convention in Daytona Beach, FL Feb 4-7 2016.

Coastal Magic is a super casual, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and other romance focused convention in Daytona. With panels designed to start interesting discussion, and meet & greets with fun themes, we’ve got something for every fan. Join us for reader, blogger, and author shenanigans, and lots of activities. The charity book sale and signing is open to convention attendees, and FREE to the public. Come take a bite out of the beach with us!! Feb 4-7, 2016. Registration closed 1/16/16 butyou may still be able to your weekend tickets HERE. Keep an eye out!

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Posted 3 weeks ago

#CMCon16 #CMCParty Twitter Party

Can’t make it to the beach in Daytona in February but want to join in our fun!? You can!! 

Tweet at the Beach with us at #CMCparty!  All romance lovers (readers, bloggers, and authors!) are invited to join our beach-themed Twitter party hosted by authors and bloggers attending Coastal Magic Convention 2016.  This event is a great way for readers to join in the fun from home as we tweet from the beach.  The party will last an hour on Friday, February 5th from 12:45-1:45 (US Eastern Time).  Tweeters can log into our curated music stream so we can all groove to the same tunes (URL provided at the party).  We hope to see your tweets at #CMCparty!

Posted 3 weeks ago

[Archive] #CMCon16 Year End Post with Jan DeLima_12.31.15

*Pretty formatted post (with giveaway) is over on our Coastal Magic Featured Authors page of the website.


Hello, my literal addicts! Coastal Magic’s fearless leader, Jennifer, thought it might be fun to have some of our Featured Authors join us for a few “end of the year” posts. Each day this week, there will be a new topic. Some days one author will fill the post, some days, we’ll have a few different authors sharing their thoughts. And, like today, some of the Featured Bloggers (like us!) are even getting in on the fun.

Here are our topics for the week: be sure to check back (or subscribe to the Coastal Magic blog) to see what our authors (or maybe even their characters) have to say about each day’s theme.

Monday: Book I’m Most Looking Forward To In 2016 (NOT My Own!)
Tuesday: Favorite Line (and Why) From My OWN 2015 Title
Wednesday: Something I’d Like To Learn To Do In 2016
Thursday: Habit I’d Like To Break In 2016
Friday: A Toast To The New Year

Today’s guest Featured Author for Day #4 is Jan DeLima. Make sure to check out what she had to say and grab a copy of the books she speaks of… OH, and she’s giving away a copy of books #1 - #3 so make sure to enter for that!

Habit I’d like to break in 2016:

I’m not a resolution type of person, since I’ve become comfortable with most of my habits, good and bad, but as every January approaches I will inevitably dust off the treadmill and make an attempt to exercise routinely, if only for thirty minutes a day.  Sounds easy, doesn’t it?  If only I could make that a habit!  Anyone who has, you have my admiration!
What I will end up doing is grabbing a second cup of coffee and sitting down to my computer to answer emails, and by the time I open my latest manuscript to write, I’ve lost half the morning.  So, the habit I would like to change is to move my Internet time to lunch and get on that treadmill before my first cup of coffee, that way my mornings are purely for writing when my imagination is awake and ready to create.  We’ll see how it goes.    

May you all have a wonderful and creative New Year!
Jan

Celtic Moon
CELTIC WOLVES Book #1
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Like father, like son…

Sophie Thibodeau has been on the run from the father of her son for more than fifteen years. Now her son, Joshua, is changing, and her greatest fears are about to be realized. He’s going to end up being just like his father—a man who can change into a wolf.

Dylan Black has been hunting for Sophie since the night she ran from him—an obsession he cannot afford in the midst of an impending war. Dylan controls Rhuddin Village, an isolated town in Maine where he lives with an ancient Celtic tribe. One of the few of his clan who can still shift into a wolf, he must protect his people from the Guardians, vicious warriors who seek to destroy them.

When Sophie and Dylan come together for the sake of their son, their reunion reignites the fierce passion they once shared. For the first time in years, Dylan’s lost family is within his grasp. But will he lose them all over again? Are Joshua and Sophie strong enough to fight alongside Dylan in battle? Nothing less than the fate of his tribe depends on it…

Summer Moon
CELTIC WOLVES Book #2
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She won’t be ruled again…

Rosa Alban has been obedient her entire life. But when her alpha husband dies, she seizes the opportunity to flee the oppressive Guardians—the rulers of the secret shapeshifter world. Her flight instantly brands her as a pack traitor, and she has no choice but to seek protection from a neighboring tribe by marrying one of their sons.

Known as the Beast of Merin, Luc Black loyally plays the part of unwanted son and devoted brother. He realizes marrying Rosa will strengthen his tribe’s territory, but he has no intention of loving ever again. Still, he’s unprepared for the intense physical need the wild she-wolf awakens in him.

When the Guardians hone in on Rosa, Luc must fight to protect his new bride. And as war descends, the unlikely allies discover their destinies are irrevocably entwined…

Autumn Moon
CELTIC WOLVES Book #3
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The author of Summer Moon returns to her “great werewolf world,”* where war looms and love may be the key to saving all of shifter kind…

For centuries, Cormack has lived between worlds—a man trapped in the body of a wolf, shunned by humans and shifters alike. Only one person has ever welcomed his company: Elen, a kindred outcast who is feared by others of her ancient Celtic race for her strange healing abilities. Cormack has always valued Elen’s kindness and understanding, but after a desperate act of friendship causes Elen to free him from his curse, he realizes he wants more. He wants all of her—completely and forever.

Except before Cormack can win Elen’s heart, Pendaran, the evil leader of the Guardians, captures her, determined to manipulate her incredible power to aid him in his twisted war against the shapeshifting tribes. Now Cormack must use all of his skills as a warrior and a wolf to save the woman he loves—before Pendaran’s vile schemes destroy them all…

Posted 6 weeks ago

[Archive] #CMCon16 New Years Post with Jocelynn Drake_12.29.15

Hello, my literal addicts! Coastal Magic’s fearless leader, Jennifer, thought it might be fun to have some of our Featured Authors join us for a few “end of the year” posts. Each day this week, there will be a new topic. Some days one author will fill the post, some days, we’ll have a few different authors sharing their thoughts. And, like today, some of the Featured Bloggers (like us!) are even getting in on the fun.

Here are our topics for the week: be sure to check back (or subscribe to the Coastal Magic blog) to see what our authors (or maybe even their characters) have to say about each day’s theme.

Monday: Book I’m Most Looking Forward To In 2016 (NOT My Own!)
Tuesday: Favorite Line (and Why) From My OWN 2015 Title
Wednesday: Something I’d Like To Learn To Do In 2016
Thursday: Habit I’d Like To Break In 2016
Friday: A Toast To The New Year

Today’s guest Featured Author for Day #2 is Jocelynn Drake. Make sure to check out what she had to say and grab a copy of the book she speaks of…

Favorite Line (and Why) From My OWN 2015 Title

“I’ll keep my hands on the glass.”

From Shiver, Book 1 of the Unbreakable Bonds series by Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott

It’s hard to pick just one line from a book. The guys from the series are close friends and shoot such great zingers at each other again and again, but this one line brings a devious smile to my lips. This one line is from the scene where Lucas and Andrei are together for the first time and to help break some of the tension, Lucas decides that they need to play a game. And it’s such a fungame. Andrei just has to keep his hands on the glass…

I won’t tell you who wins.  You’ll just need to read the book.

If you haven’t tried Shiver yet, here’s a quick description of the book:
Lucas Vallois is always in control. He’s building an empire in the glittering city of Cincinnati and created his own family from his three close friends. The self-made millionaire has everything he wants within his tight grasp. But his world starts to crumble after he’s jumped by a trio of thugs late one night after leaving a club. The warning is clear—give up his new property venture or end up dead.
Caving to the demands of his friends, Lucas accepts the help of bodyguard, Andrei Hadeon, as he hunts for the source of this new threat. But as Lucas gets closer to uncovering the danger, he realizes the sexy Romanian bodyguard poses an even bigger risk to his carefully constructed world. Trapped by a need he never expected, Lucas must find a way to deny the shiver of longing he cannot control.

His brother. His warrior. His heart. Four friends. Unbreakable bonds.

Thanks,
Jocelynn Drake

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Posted 6 weeks ago

[Archive] Spotlight, Interview and Giveaway with CMCon16 Featured Author Deborah Blake_12.21.15

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FEATURE AUTHOR EVENT

12/21/15

Spotlight, Interview and Giveaway

with…

Deborah Blake

Hey, everybody! I am so, SO thrilled to have Deborah Blake with us today. Deborah is–I will admit–kind of one of my personal heroes. And not only is she utterly inspirational, she writes a damn good fiction novel, as well!
Deborah Blake is the author of the Baba Yaga Series from Berkley (Wickedly Dangerous, Wickedly Wonderful, Wickedly Powerful) and has published nine books on modern witchcraft with Llewellyn Worldwide. When not writing, Deborah runs The Artisans’ Guild, a cooperative shop she founded with a friend in 1999, and also works as a jewelry maker, tarot reader, and energy healer. She lives in a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural upstate New York with five cats who supervise all her activities, both magical and mundane.


You can keep up with Deborah online at her Website, on Facebook, on Twitter, on her blog, on GoodReads, and don’t forget to sign up for her Newsletter!


I actually get to meet Deborah in February and I’m super excited, but I wanted you guys to be able to get to know her a little bit, as well.

Deborah is the proud creator of the BABA YAGA series. Check ‘em out…

Wickedly Dangerous
BABA YAGA #1

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Known as the wicked witch of Russian fairy tales, Baba Yaga is not one woman, but rather a title carried by a chosen few. They keep the balance of nature and guard the borders of our world, but don’t make the mistake of crossing one of them…

Older than she looks and powerful beyond measure, Barbara Yager no longer has much in common with the mortal life she left behind long ago. Posing as an herbalist and researcher, she travels the country with her faithful (mostly) dragon-turned-dog in an enchanted Airstream, fulfilling her duties as a Baba Yaga and avoiding any possibility of human attachment.

But when she is summoned to find a missing child, Barbara suddenly finds herself caught up in a web of deceit and an unexpected attraction to the charming but frustrating Sheriff Liam McClellan.

Now, as Barbara fights both human enemies and Otherworld creatures to save the lives of three innocent children, she discovers that her most difficult battle may be with her own heart…

Wickedly Wonderful
BABA YAGA #2

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Known as the wicked witch of Russian fairy tales, Baba Yaga is not one woman, but rather a title carried by a chosen few. They keep the balance of nature and guard the borders of our world, but don’t make the mistake of crossing one of them…

Though she looks like a typical California surfer girl, Beka Yancy is in fact a powerful yet inexperienced witch who’s struggling with her duties as a Baba Yaga. Luckily she has her faithful dragon-turned-dog for moral support, especially when faced with her biggest job yet…

A mysterious toxin is driving the Selkie and Mer from their homes deep in the trenches of Monterey Bay. To investigate, Beka buys her way onto the boat of Marcus Dermott, a battle-scarred former U.S. Marine, and his ailing fisherman father.

While diving for clues, Beka drives Marcus crazy with her flaky New Age ideas and dazzling blue eyes. She thinks he’s rigid and cranky (and way too attractive). Meanwhile, a charming Selkie prince has plans that include Beka. Only by trusting her powers can Beka save the underwater races, pick the right man, and choose the path she’ll follow for the rest of her life…

Wickedly Magical
BABA YAGA Novella

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Known as the wicked witch of Russian fairy tales, Baba Yaga is not one woman, but rather a title carried by a chosen few. They keep the balance of nature and guard the borders of our world, but don’t make the mistake of crossing one…

Barbara Yager loves being one of the most powerful witches in the world, but sometimes she’d rather kick back in her enchanted Airstream with a beer in her hand than work out how to grant the requests of the worthy few who seek her out.

But when a man appears with the token of a family debt of honor, Barbara must drop everything to satisfy the promise owed by her predecessor—and she isn’t above being a little wicked to make sure the debt is paid in full…  

Wickedly Ever After
BABA YAGA Novella

COMING 1/19/16!

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Known as the wicked witch of Russian fairy tales, Baba Yaga is not one woman, but rather a title carried by a chosen few. They keep the balance of nature and guard the borders of our world, but don’t make the mistake of crossing one…

Having triumphed over a powerful enemy and ended up with both a wonderful guy—Sheriff Liam McClellan—and an adorable adopted daughter to raise as a Baba Yaga, Barbara Yager is ready to welcome her happily ever after.

But first she must bring Liam to the Otherworld and get the Queen’s permission to marry him. The Queen, however, is not so easily persuaded. She gives them three impossible tasks to complete in two weeks’ time—and if they fail Barbara will have to watch Liam slowly age and die like all humans, and kiss her happily ever after good-bye forever.

Includes an exclusive preview of the next Baba Yaga Novel, Wickedly Powerful

Wickedly Powerful
BABA YAGA #3

COMING 2/2/16!

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Known as the wicked witch of Russian fairy tales, Baba Yaga is not one woman, but rather a title carried by a chosen few. They keep the balance of nature and guard the borders of our world, but don’t make
the mistake of crossing one of them…

The only thing more fiery than Bella Young’s red hair is her temper. She knows that a Baba Yaga’s power without strict control can leave the people she cares about burned, so to protect her heart—and everyone around her—the only company she keeps is her dragon-turned-Norwegian-Forest-cat, Koshka.

But when Bella is tasked with discovering who’s setting magical fires throughout Wyoming’s Black Hills, she finds herself working closely with former hotshots firefighter Sam Corbett—and falling hard for his quiet strength and charm.

Sam may bear the scars of his past, but Bella can see beyond them and would do anything to help him heal.  Only before she can rescue her Prince Charming, she’ll have to overcome the mysterious foe setting the forest fires—a truly wicked witch who wields as much power and even more anger than Bella…

And the brand new release not in the BABA YAGA series…

Veiled Magic

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Since Witches came out of the broom-closet in the early 21st century, they have worked alongside humans as police officers, healers, stock traders, and more. But they aren’t the only paranormal entities in our world…

Police officer and Witch Donata Santori spends her days interrogating dead witnesses by summoning their spectral forms. Normally the job is little more than taking statements and filing reports. But when she’s called in on the case of a murdered art restorer, she finds herself suddenly in possession of a mystical portrait that both the human and paranormal communities would kill to get their hands on.

Unable to take on the forces hunting her alone, Donata seeks help from two unlikely and attractive allies: a reluctant shape-changer and a half-dragon art forger. But as the three of them hurry to uncover the truth about the powerful painting, Donata realizes that she’s caught in the middle of not one but two wars—one for possession of the painting’s secrets and one for possession of her heart…

Deborah also writes inspiring and incredibly useful non-fiction books on modern witchcraft (links will take you to her website with the buy links).


The Witch’s Broom: The Craft, Lore & Magick of Broomsticks / Circle, Coven & Grove / A Witch’s Dozen / Everyday Witch Book of Rituals / Everyday Witch A to Z Spellbook / Everyday Witch A to Z / Witchcraft On a Shoestring / Everyday Witchcraft / The Goddess is in the Details.

Excited yet? I know I was!! :)

For the rest of today, let’s get to know Deborah a little bit more, shall we?

INTERVIEW WITH DEBORAH BLAKE:

Chelle – LITERAL ADDICTION:  Hi, Deborah! I’m so, SO thrilled to have you on LITERAL ADDICTION for an interview. I’ve been a fan of your non-fiction for ages (staples in my Craft cabinet), and love your fiction, as well. I’m super excited to meet you in February. *fangirl squeal*

Deborah:  *blushes* Thanks so much. I’m happy to be here!

Chelle – LITERAL ADDICTION: I generally always start with learning some things about our V.I.Ps, so let’s begin…

#1: Can you tell us 3 things—no matter how random—about yourself that we couldn’t find out easily on the Internet?

Deborah:  Gee, considering that between my blog, Facebook, and Twitter, my whole life is on the Internet… Okay, here goes: my favorite color is black (seriously—I’m not Goth, I just find it soothing), I have a weakness for Bollywood movies/music, and I’ve had a crush on Richard Dean Anderson since he starred as MacGyver. How’s that for random?

#2:  If you could spend the day with anyone—alive, dead, fictional—who would it be, and what would you want to do?

Deborah:  Harry Dresden. And I’d like to magically kick some bad guy ass together. I think it would be fun—a wizard and a witch walk into Mac’s bar…

#3:   Can you walk us through a typical writing day for you? Anything you absolutely have to have with you to get the creative juices flowing?

Deborah:  I usually write in the evening, after work and dinner are out of the way (so 6:30-7 until 10-10:30, depending on how things are going). On the days I don’t work, if I can, I also do a stint in the late morning for a couple of hours. Although I do much of my non-creative work at my desktop, I do most of my actual writing on my laptop, sitting in my red recliner in the living room. Often with my black cat Magic sitting on the back of the chair to inspire me and crack the whip. No special things needed, except peace and quiet.

#4:  Since we’re going to the beach in February, which of your characters would you like to hang out with at the beach and what do you think you’d end up doing if you did go?

Deborah:  I confess, the character I’d most like to hang out with is my Baba Yaga, Barbara (although she’s a little scary). But if I’m going to the beach, I’d have to pick Beka, since she is the one who is most at home on the water. I’m too chicken to have her teach me to surf, but maybe she’d take me out on her husband Marcus’s boat to go fishing.

#5:  If we were to hop in your car or steal your phone, what do you think we’d be most likely to hear playing in your Music app?

Deborah:  I am kind of low tech, so no fancy phone or music app. But lots of CDs in the car, since that’s where I listen to music the most. I often listen to British rock and roll—right now I’m listening to this fabulous woman who sings both in French and English, called Michelle and Queens.

#6:  What was the path like to get your non-fiction books published?

Deborah:  It was actually pretty simple (fiction, on the other hand, was crazy difficult). I figured out a book I wanted to read that apparently didn’t exist. So I went to the Llewellyn website, read all their rules about how to submit, followed them, sent in an outline, introduction, and the first fifty pages, and got a “please send us the rest of the book” letter almost immediately. Which was a fluke, since my editor Elysia had just gotten the job and had what she called “an eerily empty desk.” (It never happened that fast again, btw.) I wrote the rest, sent it in, she loved it, and I’m about to start on my tenth book for them. Ta da! (Did I mention that fiction was a lot harder? That took me two years and over 67 rejections to get me my agent, three years and four books to get my first contract.)

#7: Besides the obvious, was there any specific inspiration behind the creation of the Baba Yaga series?

Deborah:  My agent, the lovely Elaine Spencer from The Knight Agency, and I had talked about me writing a modern fairy tale (since we both loved them), and something that had a witch character in it. I sat down to figure out which fairy tales hadn’t already been done to death, preferably ones with witches in them, and I came up with Baba Yaga. It helped that I had come from a Russian Jewish household, so I knew who she was. Also, I loved that fact that in the fairy tales, the Baba Yaga could be either good or evil, depending on how she was approached.

#8:  Veiled Magic was just released and is not from the Baba Yaga series (I can’t wait to check it out by the way). Are there more installments planned for Baba Yaga, though?  

Deborah:  As you said, Veiled Magic is from a different series (well, hopefully a series, we’ll have to see how it does). But there are definitely more Baba Yaga stories on the way. January 19th there will be another novella out—Wickedly Ever After, which tells us what happened to Barbara and Liam after the end of Wickedly Dangerous. Then on February 2nd (just in time for Coastal Magic!!!) comes the release of Wickedly Powerful, the story of Bella, the third of the Baba Yagas. Then in October, Mikhail Day, the first of the Riders (characters from the Baba Yaga books) gets his own book, Dangerously Charming. But don’t worry, the Babas will still show up. His brother Gregori’s story is out sometime next year.

#9:  What else is in the works for Deborah Blake?

Deborah:  I’m currently doing revisions on Dangerously Charming and working on that second Riders book, plus another project, plus putting the final touches on a tarot deck coming out from Llewellyn in early 2017. I’m also hoping to sell a romantic comedy my agent and I will be shopping after the holidays. I love humor and romance, don’t you? Other than that, I’m deep in the holiday season for the artist’s cooperative shop I run, making jewelry, and trying to come up with great recipes for Blue Moon Circle’s yearly Yule Dinner Party.

#10:  Anything you would like to say to our readers while we have you here today?

Deborah:  Just how much I love my readers. I couldn’t do what I do if it weren’t for them. (I’m pretty fond of bloggers too, LOL.

O.K, rapid-fire… Go.
I’m gonna get you here… Favorite Dresden character? ;-)
You know I love me some Harry. Although I’m quite fond of his cat Mister, too.
Chocolate or Vanilla?
Chocolate all the way!
Star Wars or Star Trek?
Star Trek—seriously, since I was 6.
DC or Marvel?
Marvel
Bewitched or Charmed?
Charmed
PC or Mac?
PC
Big Screen or TV/DVD?
Mostly TV/DVD, although I love to go see big movies (anything with huge action, like Star Wars or The Hunger Games or James Bond) on the big screen.
Call or Text?
Call. I’m only just learning to text and I am Not Good at it. (It doesn’t help that cell phones don’t work at my house.)
Cats or Dogs?
CATS.  (Did I mention I have 5?) I love dogs too, but if I tried to get one, Magic the Cat would kill me in my sleep.
Coke or Pepsi?
Guinness

Chelle – LITERAL ADDICTION:  Deborah, thank you so much for having some fun with us today and I am so, SO excited to meet you in a couple of months. :) Blessed Solstice!

Deborah:  Thank you for having me—it was a blast. I can’t wait to meet you in person and hang out on the beach! Have a lovely Winter Solstice.

Do you want to meet Deborah in person? You can! You can! You can meet Deborah, tons of other amazing UF and PNR authors, LITERAL ADDICTION’s officers and other well known featured bloggers, and loads of fellow book addicts and paranormal junkies at the Coastal Magic Convention in Daytona Beach, FL Feb 4-7 2016.

Coastal Magic is a super casual, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and other romance focused convention in Daytona. With panels designed to start interesting discussion, and meet & greets with fun themes, we’ve got something for every fan. Join us for reader, blogger, and author shenanigans, and lots of activities. The charity book sale and signing is open to convention attendees, and FREE to the public. Come take a bite out of the beach with us!! Feb 4-7, 2016. Registration opened 7/1/15, so get your ticket HERE.

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[Archive] Big Holiday Giveaway with some of our favorite authors_11.27.15

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[Archive] Spotlight, Video & Written Interview, CMCon16 Promo & Giveaway with Graylin Fox_11.10.15

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FEATURE AUTHOR EVENT

11/10/15

Spotlight, Video and Written Interview, Coastal Magic Convention Promo and Giveaway

with

Graylin Fox

Hello, my literal addicts!

I am super happy to finally have the wonderful Graylin Fox on the site!
Graylin Fox is an Urban Fantasy author of Contessa: Princess of the Summer Fae, the Arcane Court Series (Death Dealer, Red Lady, Shadowed Vengeance, Demon Child), and the paranormal romance Candy Man Delivery Series which she writes as Graylin Rane. Graylin is also a psychologist, and used this knowledge when writing Smolder, a novel about a hospital psychologist, and Your Biggest Fan, about a woman obsessed with a boy band member. In addition, she owns Dark Fantasy Press, an Indie publishing house catering to the dark urban fantasy and horror genres. She still practices psychology in South Florida, unwinding with her friends at the beach.

Keep up with Graylin online at her Website, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

Graylin is the proud creator of the Summer Fae, Arcane Court, and Candy Men Delivery series (originally published as Graylin Rane). She also has some great standalones, Smolder, Coming Home, and Your Biggest Fan.

Let me highlight Contessa, the Arcane Court, and Smolder for you here.

Contessa: Princess of the Summer Fae
SUMMER FAE Book #1

–Light Fantasy–

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My cabin sits near a portal to the Otherworld. The Dark Fae are sending ogres to kill any humans who survived the plague they unleashed a year ago.  First a baby dragon, then a goblin, show up looking for me. That’s when the fairy I’d known for a year decides to tell me I’m an elf and my high school boyfriend runs the Dark Fae. I went from human with a bad breakup to a fairy tale creature that was still in love with a killer in three days. A trip through the Otherworld portal shows me my birthplace and dangles the promise of a happy ending I thought was gone. Confronted with true evil, I have to learn my ice magic while fighting for my life. With rekindled love and a new family to protect, I’ll have to battle a psychotic elf with lightning power. One bolt and I’ll disintegrate. One of us won’t survive.

Smolder

–Romantic Suspense–

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Clinical psychologist Ellie Quinn is starting a brand new job at a hospital in Savannah. She doesn’t expect the amorous attentions of quick-tempered ex-cop Owen Mata and handsome Russian surgeon Dmitri Komarnitskaia. But choosing between the two is soon the least of her worries. When she persuades a battered woman to leave her husband, Ellie finds herself the target of a sinister serial killer, and something about the case is making Owen increasingly unstable.

Only with Dmitri does she feel safe, but if she can’t bring her psychological skills to bear to catch the killer, she won’t be the only one in danger.

Candy Men Delivery
CANDY MEN DELIVERY #1 - #6

–Paranormal Erotica–

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Master sculptor Viviana is pleasantly surprised to find a tall block of milk chocolate in her shops cooler with simple instructions. She’s to carve the perfect male figure, think of what she wants in a dream man, and then sprinkle the enclosed magic dust over the chocolate man. Adonis shimmers to light bringing passion, devotion, and love. They opened the Candy Man Delivery Service to share their joy and bring chocolate men to women who need complete devotion and lifelong passion.

Death Dealer
ARCANE COURT #1

–Dark Fantasy–

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My name is Cimmerian. I’m a dragon shifter living in New Orleans. Someone is screwing up my pre-Mardi Gras plans by leaving mutilated human bodies all over town. I have to find out whether or not a demon is behind this. If so, are they building a human to animate with demon magic? If not, we have a human serial killer just in time for the town to flood with tourists.

Things were so much quieter on vacation.

Damn, I’m glad to be back at work.

Red Lady
ARCANE COURT Book #2

–Dark Fantasy–

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The oldest living demon drug dealer is trying to take over Las Vegas. His newest creation, Red Lady, allows shifters to see demons as they materialize, which could tip the balance of species domination. Granted, in a direction I like, except, there’s a catch. The drug is so addictive shifters will do anything to feed their habit and distribution in energy drinks has human’s hooked. Including my ex-fiance’s boyfriend. I have to go to Vegas and save him, among others. This is going to suck.

Demon Child
ARCANE COURT Novella

–YA Dark Fantasy–

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Demon children deliver themselves, killing their human mothers in the process. Raye survived the birth of her daughter twelve years ago because she was at work in the ER. Now, her daughter shifts into horror movie monsters during class, gleefully taking in the fright of her classmates and landing her mother in the principal’s office way too often. With the pending threat that she may get thrown out of school, Ariel, her demon father, swoops in to save her. Like most demons, he could charm the panties off a statue. Sleeping his way through town cost him his marriage, and now, his daughter is growing into her demon powers. Ariel’s enemies kept an eye on his family and are ready to make their move when he steps in with them again. Raye needs Ariel and it pisses her off. Together, they have to save their daughterif they don’t kill each other along the way.

Shadowed Vengeance
ARCANE COURT Book #3

–Dark Fantasy–

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As a Dragon Lord of the Arcane Court, it’s my job to hunt down demons who toy with or kill humans. My bonus is the magic I absorb sucking down their putrid squirming souls. The new local demon lord, Kragen, is the oldest living drug dealer and we blew up his primary warehouse in Vegas last year.

I’m sure he’s planning ways to pick my scales off one by one. In the meantime, his most dangerous henchman captured human woman, chained them to a wall, and made sure I got a picture by also capturing a fellow dragon.

I know it’s a setup, I don’t care. No one hurts humans in my town. If my demon powers keep me alive long enough to survive the trap.

How amazing do those sound!!? Make sure to check them out. For the rest of today, though, I have a video AND a written interview with Graylin. Check it out!

VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH GRAYLIN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpExsjZES7I&feature=youtu.be

O.K, gang. Since some of you might have had trouble hearing some of that video interview, and since I wanted to make this a FULL interview anyway, here are some more questions for Graylin…

Chelle:  I  normally always start by getting to know our guest V.I.P author a little bit better and I didn’t do that on film, so…

1):   Can you tell us 3 things about yourself – no matter how random - that we couldn’t find out easily on the internet?

Graylin:
I shudder to think what you can find on the internet about me. Let’s see.
1.    I’ve lived in 7 different states, 5 of them by the time I was 12.
2.    I recharge by laying out at the pool.
3.    I listen to audiobooks more than I read. In part because I don’t like wearing the reading glasses age has forced me to need. 

2)  What are 2 things that always make you smile, and 2 things that never fail to make you angry? 

Graylin:
I smile a lot, now that I think about it. I’m blessed as a psychologist to watch individuals, of all ages, work hard to find joy and hope in their lives. Their struggles remind me how small mine are in comparison. Also, my cat Diva makes me laugh every day.
Prejudice, discrimination, and the violence that stems from them make me angry. I avoid watching the news (often) and scroll past the stories on FB and Twitter.

3) Aside from starting because you hated your job, was there anyone (or anything) that was directly involved with your drive to become an author?

Graylin:
I started writing poetry because I worked in data entry. It didn’t require me to use my mind, just eye hand coordination. So, my imagination went on little trips to keep me from going nuts while I looked for better work. Those small moving pictures I described changed into longer and longer vignettes and movies that I type up for my readers today.
The transition between poet and author began in earnest while working on a blog with Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Christine York. Their experiences, written in blog posts, helped ignite my imagination and eventually I was so busy writing books, I had to close down the blog. I love that even now I can send an email asking for advice and they answer me. They are gifted authors and great people.

4)  If you could spend the day with anyone – alive, dead, fictional, etc – whom would you want to spend it with, and what would you want to do?

Graylin:
There are book characters I would love to tag along with for a day. My life is very calm, I listen to people all day and write stories at night. All the adventure is in my head. I can’t pick just one, I have three characters I want to hang out with: Harry Dresden, Gin Blanco, and Rachel Morgan. Then, I’d come home grateful my life is calm and quiet.

5)  If we were to hop in your car or pick up your MP3 player and turn it on, what do you think we’d be most likely to hear?

Graylin:
Right now, Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull. I dance and sing in the car, most of the time, it’s songs my old voice teacher made me learn. Just so I can keep in practice.

6)  Was there any specific inspiration behind the creation of the ARCANE COURT or the CANDY MEN series?

Graylin:
Yes, to both. First, ARCANE COURT. I love dragons and I have wonderful author friends who drop plot bunnies all over the place. When Kim Knox and Lori Ella started a dragon conversation back in 2012, a story began to grow. I researched where I wanted the dragon to live, making it a place where he could’ve been for hundreds of years, without the locals grabbing a pitchfork, and placed him in New Orleans.

The CANDY MAN Delivery stories started as a sculptor of marble to find a magically ensnared man stuck in a fountain. After Randi Alexander asked me to join the Red Hot Valentine (Red Hot Authors) group, I changed the statue to chocolate and the other flavors flowed from there.

7) How many books do you ultimately have planned for ARCANE COURT?

Graylin:
I know the main plot lines for the next two books (4 & 5) – beyond that, I’m unsure. While I write down the main points for the books, my characters take control when I type in the details and we could end up with four or five more.

8)  What types of scenes do you enjoy writing the most (love, action, dialogue, etc) and why?

Graylin:
I love writing dialogue because I learn so much about characters by what the say and what they demand stays secret. And fight scenes! I love fight scenes.

9)  What was the most challenging thing about creating the series?

Graylin:
Cimmerian and Wretch fight demons two or three times in each book. I have to redo the fight scenes four and five times to make sure I accounted for all of the demons, and the subsequent body parts. In one scene, for Red Lady, I lost track of a demon (leaving him in midair) for a couple of rounds of edits.

10)  Has there been a specific moment in your career thus far that you are particularly proud of?

Graylin:
There hasn’t been a big ‘moment’ for me. I’m proud to be a part of the larger writing/reading/blogging community. I’ve made wonderful friends who completely get the book nerd in me.

11)  Is there anything special you’d like to say to your readers while we have you here today?

Graylin:
Thank you are two very tiny words that can hardly express the gratitude I feel for readers. Without you, my stories wouldn’t be complete. I write the words given to me by my characters, you interpret them based on your experiences and shine lights on aspects I couldn’t see without your help.

LITERAL ADDICTION:  Graylin, thank you SO much for being with us today. I really hope that I’ve turned some new readers on to your work, and I hope that people will go out, pick up, and love your books! Can’t wait to see you again at Coastal Magic, but hopefully I will see you even before that!! :)

Do you want to meet Graylin in person? You can! You can! You can meet tons of other amazing UF and PNR authors, LITERAL ADDICTION’s officers and other well known featured bloggers, and loads of fellow book addicts and paranormal junkies at the Coastal Magic Convention in Daytona Beach, FL Feb 4-7 2016.

Coastal Magic is a super casual, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and other romance focused convention in Daytona. With panels designed to start interesting discussion, and meet & greets with fun themes, we’ve got something for every fan. Join us for reader, blogger, and author shenanigans, and lots of activities. The charity book sale and signing is open to convention attendees, and FREE to the public. Come take a bite out of the beach with us!! Feb 4-7, 2016. Registration opened 7/1/15, so get your ticket HERE.

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[Archive] Spotlight, Video Author Interview & Giveaway with V.B Kennedy_11.5.15


FEATURE AUTHOR EVENT

11/5/15

Spotlight, Video Interview and Giveaway

with

V.B Kennedy

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[Archive] Spotlight & Giveaway for K.D Wood_11.5.15

Title: Unloved
Author: K.D. Wood
Genre: Paranormal, New Adult
Publisher: Blue Tulip Publishing

Unloved
UNWILLING Book #2
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The kid wasn’t supposed to be real.
Back home, after her ordeal in New Zealand with Andrew, Neely McIntire has convinced herself the awful memories she cannot seem to shake are nothing more than bad dreams. But, when the picture of a child that could be her clone lands in her mailbox, everything she has fought to regain starts to crumble.
Even with the extra support from Hayden’s brother, Nathan, Neely is ready to break under the pressure that seems to be coming from all sides. Hayden wants to move their relationship to the next level. The Tribal Guard is stalking her. Worst of all, Andrew’s mother, Margarette, has given Neely an ultimatum: deliver her monster as promised or put everyone Neely loves at riskstarting with Hayden.
Drowning in secrets, Neely must convince Andrew to help her save the people she loves. But when Andrew introduces her to the child, Neely’s resolve wavers. Will she be able to sacrifice a child wearing her face? Or will she make the choice to save someone she never expected to love?
**This is the second of 3 books, it’s recommended that they be read in order to fully enjoy the experience of the story**

Andrew
July, one year later
ANDREW HAD PURPOSELY CHOSEN THE HEAVYWEIGHT, padded envelope for this letter. A familiar ominous sensation squeezed his ribs tighter as he glanced in the rearview mirror at the child asleep in the car seat. This time, the band of tension around his ribs tightened with something new. Panic.
“I’m doing this for him. Lucas needs her,” he whispered to the face in the mirror, but that guy didn’t seem to believe the words. “Okay, so I need her too,” he admitted.
The phone screen went dark and hid the email from Masa. His warning that The Guard would be coming for them turned Andrew’s stomach sour.
As he opened the door the night air, heavy with brine, swirled into the car. He’d waited until midnight so no one would see. Now the building wasn’t just deserted, but full of a darkness that held secrets and fear. For his son, he’d walk through hell before giving up any chance to keep him safe. The car door clicked softly closed, and the lights flashed when he pressed the LOCK button on the key fob. Thankfully, Lucas didn’t stir.
The paper and Windex smell of the post office curdled his dinner. His stomach rolled with nausea, which caused sweat to bead on his forehead. His shoes squeaked louder with each step across the lobby’s slick tiles. As he opened the mail slot, it produced a startling squeal sounding enough like a scream that his heart thumped harder against his ribs. Half the envelope hung in the dark void but he couldn’t let go. Releasing the letter held wonderful and horrible possibilities. He swiped at the fresh goosebumps that crawled up the back of his neck, now slick with cold sweat
Will this hurt her more?
He’d already taken so much from Neely, all while professing love. Will this be one more on my very long list of sins?
The clouds covering the moon’s face swirled into wisps of mist, and moonlight brightened the room. He glanced over his shoulder as light splashed onto the car’s black paint and reflected silver. Beams spilled through the back glass and leached the brilliant red and gold away to transform the child’s hair into a white cloud of curls. Lucas slept on soundly, safe, close, perfectly adorable, and so much like her.
“My son needs his mother,” Andrew whispered, as the envelope hit with a thud against the bottom of the chute. “And I need Neely’s help.”
The shore road’s lights became a blurred stream of neon pinks and yellows on the drive home. Carrying Lucas into the house and tucking him into bed left Andrew with too much time to think about what he’d done.
He walked out onto the deck, closed his eyes, and inhaled. The salty air instantly energized his muscles and caressed that other side of his nature.
“I hope this is the right decision,” he whispered to the stars. The creation story his grandmother had told him came flooding back and his heart grew heavier with the memory of her warm smile.
“Somewhere in all that dark sky and water The Mother and The Father are parted,” Gran had whispered to him in the dark. “They are destined to forever mourn the loss of each other, giving the world light now at the cost of their separation.”
“Sacrifice,” he said softly as the echo of waves slapping the sand bounced off the house.
Will that be my fate?
He missed Gran terribly on nights like this. She’d been the only person in the world with the power to talk sense into his mother during his childhood. Gran had rescued him so many times from Margarette’s wild schemes.
How different would my life be now if she’d lived? But my Gran is dead, and now it’s my responsibility to keep Lucas safe from the real monster, his grandmother, Margarette.
A cold shiver ran down his spine at the thought of Margarette getting her hands on his son. He glanced toward the play of lights reflected by the nightlight onto the bedroom window and smiled. His phone buzzed against his thigh with another email. The bubble of peace he’d worked so hard to create for Lucas cracked a little more. His smile turned into a hard pinch of muscles in his face. There’s absolutely nothing I won’t do for Lucas.
He’d never anticipated what his desires might cost him when it had only been Neely’s love he wanted. Now the price he might have to pay for having fallen in love with her suddenly seemed very high. Especially every time Masa sent a new warning. His emails always came as kind of a shock. He’d known Masa his whole life as a family friend and never guessed he’d been so much more to Margarette. And now to him. Masa had shown more unconditional love as his biological father over the last year than Margarette ever had as his mother.
Andrew shoved his hands into his pockets and stepped off the deck onto the cooling sand. He stripped down to skin and sighed as the water covered his ankles. The moon hung heavy and full over the water. A trail of silver light glittered on the surface and called to that hidden part of his every cell. Energy from the crashing waves thrummed under his skin the deeper he walked into the water. Refueling, renewing, and soothing his soul with each lap against his body. Blessed Mother knows I need all the help I can get now. He thanked The Earth Mother and Tangaroa with a silent prayer for the sea’s gift as his head disappeared under the waves and he hoped that somewhere in all those stars and midnight, Gran might be proud of the man he’d been trying so hard to become.

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Unwilling
UNWILLING Book #1

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Neely McIntire’s dreams warn her about the future, but will not protect her from the danger hiding in plain sight. On graduation night, she plans to tell her best friend, Hayden Nelson, that she’s in love with him. Instead, they argue. Neely’s hurt feelings leave her vulnerable, giving her secret admirer, Andrew Huckley, the opportunity to put his mother’s monstrous plan into motion. When Neely gives in to her broken heart and pushes him away, Hayden knows he must fight to recapture the spark he felt in their last kiss. But will he find her in time to reverse the damage or will she be changed forever?

**This is the first of 3 books, it’s recommended that they be read in order to fully enjoy the experience of the story**

K.D. Wood lives in north Mississippi with her family and a very spoiled White Waug. She creates love stories and smokin’ southern erotica, but not your mama’s happy ever after. She’s a consumer of chocolate, but not spiders and is completely composed of liquid awesome. When not in her office pounding the keys she can be found under a snuggly blanket, cup of Donut Shop close by, with her nose in a book.


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