Do you want to meet all of these authors 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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Hey, gang! Happy New Year!

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


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

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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


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 wants…is 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.

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.

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?


2 Things that always make me smile:

  1. A beautiful day

  2. A great giant hug

2 Things that piss me off

  1. People cutting in line

  2. 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!


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!

Celtic Moon


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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


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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


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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…

*Comments can be left HERE


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 fun game. 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.


Jocelynn Drake

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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 DangerousWickedly 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


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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


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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


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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


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

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?


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 by 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, thBabas 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? 


Bewitched or Charmed?


PC or Mac? 


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?


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.


 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 FaeArcane Court, and Candy Men Delivery series (originally published as Graylin Rane). She also has some great standalones, SmolderComing Home, and Your Biggest Fan.

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

Contessa: Princess of the Summer Fae


--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.


--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


--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


--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


--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


--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 daughter...if they don't kill each other along the way.

Shadowed Vengeance


--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!


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?


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? 


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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


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!! :)



Hey, everybody.

I’m here to talk with a couple special people, and let you know about their creator.

Tigris Eden is a military brat who's done her fair share of travelling, thanks to her Army father. She's married to the infamous LL and has three boys. She currently resides in Houston and is actively seeking a book-buddy for the end of the world.

You can find Tigris on TwitterFacebook, and at her website.

Tigris is the proud creator of the Shadow UnitNew EarthV VicesStories from BeauvilleRomantic Tales Bedtime Stories, and Arctic Wolves series.

The newest release in her Arctic Wolves series was just released TODAY, so, for the sake of this post (especially since I got to talk with Nerina and Victor) I’m going to spotlight those.

Arctic Bound


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There are secrets in even the smallest of towns...

Nerina Simpson fled the streets of New York City, hoping to find solace outside the small town of Talkeetna, Alaska. Physically scarred from a fire that claimed both her parents, Nerina keeps to herself while she tries to put the darkness of her life behind her.

When a winter storm forces her into town, she collides with Victor Canidae. An arrogant man who makes it no secret that he and everyone else in the town want her to leave.

Headstrong, and refusing to back down, Nerina finds herself in trouble when her two, four legged companions get lost in a storm, landing her in the path of an angry bear hell bent on taking her life. Until a mysterious white wolf comes to her rescue.

When she wakes up in a warm cave, the last person she expected to see is Victor. Stuck in a cave until the storm passes the two decide there is only one way to pass the time, and quickly when you’re getting physical.

***What happens in a cave stays in the cave....Right?***


The Reaping


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The Reaping was supposed to be three trials. Three trials, Victor Canidae had to complete and in doing so–he’d successfully earn Nerina Simpson as his mate.

Three Trials. For him only.

But the Goddess Selene has plans of her own. Plans that are far reaching and affect not only Pack Canidae, but Clan Denali. A concern that has all of the Northern territory pulling out their claws.

The council all agree, Nerina is not the answer, in turn, bringing back insecurities and concerns, Victor thought long buried. But with this new twist in the mix, there’s only three things either of them can do.

Face their fears,

Face each other.

And above all, do not fail.


Sound great, right!? Make sure to check them, and the rest of Tigris’s backlist out right away. She has a little bit for everybody—Contemporary, Sci-Fi, Dystopian, Paranormal…

For the rest of today, though. Let’s see what happened when I met up with the stars of The Reaping when they came to visit south Florida…



I had the rare chance to sit down with Nerina Simpson and Victor Canidae, Alpha and Luna of Pack Canidae. They’d flown into Florida from Alaska. A vacation following their successes with the Reaping and the Trials (more on that later).

Since I was hosting their good friend Tigris Eden on LITERAL ADDICTION, I wanted to sit down and chat with them a bit so Tigris’s fans and readers could learn a little bit more.

Let me recap our wonderful day at my favorite little spot down at Deerfield Beach pier (I figured we’d go to the beach since I’d be spending time with Tigris at the beach in February at the Coastal Magic Convention).



It was a sweltering 85 degrees. Yes, at 8AM, at the end of September. Welcome to south Florida! I woke up early, got ready with much excitement, jumped in the Jeep and made my way about twenty minutes north to the beach.

The morning was perfect, actually. The sun was high in the sky with just the right amount of clouds for some relief; the waves were lapping languorously at the shore, the sound of their advance and retreat almost hypnotic. I lugged the beach chairs and picnic basket out of the Jeep and made my trek to the spot near the pier where I had told the couple I would be waiting for them. They had gotten in the night before and were staying at a hotel just down the road. I told them to take their time coming to me, that I would be waiting for them whenever they arrived. After all, I knew they were still technically new to their love, and I wasn’t about to keep them from enjoying some alone time away from the Packs. If you know what I mean… ;-)

About a half an hour later, around 10AM, I heard feminine laughter and a rumbling male voice to my left. I glanced over and saw a striking couple laughing with each other. The woman pushed the man playfully, and he skipped ahead and swatted her on the ass as she tried to run away. I knew immediately that my guests had arrived.

I stood up and waved, catching Victor’s attention. I had told them that they couldn’t miss me—what with my bright pink hair and all.

The couple linked hands and made their way to where I had set up our conversation spot. The first thing that struck me was how handsome Victor was. Eyes the color of emeralds and chiseled features. Nerina was beautiful. Her eyes were the color of my favorite Jack Daniels, and she had a smile that could light up the coldest corner of the world.

I held out my hand immediately to Nerina and introduced myself.

“Hi, I’m Chelle. I’m so happy you two could make it. Thank you so much for coming to talk with me today! How was your trip?”

“The trip was a little nerve wracking but so worth it! It’s freezing cold in Alaska. The flight was overbooked and because of that, Vic here was a bit of a grump. Can I just say your hair is killer.”

I turned my attention to Victor and held out my hand to him, as well. “Both of you. So good to meet you both. Though I guess you’re a ‘both’—or is that a many—yourself.” I laughed. “Tell Menes I said ‘hi.'” The man carried a Warrior inside of him along with his wolf. He was a very complex male…

“Hi, Chelle. Menes extends his greeting as well.”

I waved the couple to the chairs I had set up in the sand. “Please, have a seat. Would you like a mimosa? I brought mimosas, some fresh fruit, and some killer Cuban pastries.”

Nerina looked over at Victor with a grin on her face. “Chelle, I would love a drink. Vic here probably won’t partake, as you can see he’s already scanning, looking for suspects. He’s crabby that way.”

“Neri, I’m not crabby, and I’ll take some of the pastries, Red, my mate here likes exaggerate the state of play. I’ve got eyes on the beach.”

I grinned to myself. Red. He’d given me a nickname. I loved it!

We sat down, I poured us some drinks, handed out the guava pastries, and we just took a moment to sit in comfortable silence while we enjoyed the weather and the treats.

“I really do appreciate you taking time out of your vacation to talk with me. I know my readers will be thrilled to hear some more about you guys.”

Victor grunted. “This was a forced vacation. We have a lot going on back home.” His face softened as he looked over at Nerina. “But, Neri’s right, we needed to come. It’s a way to remind us exactly what we’re fighting for.' 

Nerina nodded in agreement, and continued to sip from her drink. “This totally hit the spot!”

“So, I know a little bit from Tigris, but how did you two meet?”

“Well, I was minding my own business, or at least trying to. I was in hiding,” Nerina said as she took another sip of her drink. “My father, as you know, is the crime boss of the Civiti family, and just so happens to be the OG Vampire of lore, or Hunters as we call them. Anyway, Vic and I had instant dislike towards each other, and some serious attraction. I’d like to blame it on isolation. Being cooped up on that mountain for six months, and then seeing this tall drink of water, what’s a girl to do right? But wrong. He was a rude, arrogant, bastard. So I had to put him in his place.”

Victor had the workings of a grin on his face.

“Neri, your story is filled with holes. You forget I saved you from a bear attack.”

“Yeah, a bear attack where you sequestered me away in a cave, and then had your way with me.”

Victor eyed Nerina with an arch in his brow. “Woman, I don’t recall you complaining at all. Red, the thing is, my kind are very selective when it comes to picking mates, and I was already set to be mated to someone else. That obviously changed once Neri came into the picture, and it took a lot to get past those hurdles, and since I am of three minds, literally, when all three clicked, it was a done deal. Menes wanted her, I wanted her, and my wolf wanted her. Anything before or after that is moot.”

“Yeah, that’s pretty much the way of it. He didn’t want to like me, and I didn’t want to like him, but it worked out in the end, and I have an almost mauling to thank for that. It’s not every day a couple can say if it wasn’t for that bear almost killing me, we wouldn’t be where we are today.”

Nerina leaned over to whisper to Chelle, even though Victor could hear.

“Because, let me tell you, had that bear not attacked me, I wouldn’t have anything to do with Mr. Bossy over there.”

“Well, that’s not something you hear every day, is it?” I laughed. “Tigris mentioned to me the other day when we talked that you two just went through quite the harrowing experience. The Reaping and the Trials of Selene? What was that all about?”

“Can I take this one?” Nerina asked her mate.

Victor nodded.

“Okay, well, I can’t get into too much detail as that would be giving you a lot more insight than what the Pack would want an outsider to know, but basically it’s like this. The Trial of Selene is a test for the Luna to see if she’s worthy to bear the Silverback Alpha. There has only been one Silverback, and I’ve been chosen to bear the second. If I had to compare it to something, it would be like going into a mad house and coming out intact with your senses. There is one kicker, though—if I had died in the trial, I would have died in real life. Which almost became a reality when I had to literally fight for my life. Totally sucked ass to hear that, but, I wasn’t about to let the Council have their way. The other benefit of the Trials, is that I now have a direct link to the goddess, Selene. Which in a way is pretty fucking cool!”

Nerina took another sip of her drink and stole a bite of Victor’s pastry.

“As for the Reaping, same thing, but for Victor, he also had to endure the Alpha Strain, which you’re supposed to fight, and or kill for. It’s a way to show dominance to the Pack, as in their world, only the strongest can lead. I kind of screwed that part up for him, but it all worked out in the end. We both had three tests—facing ourselves, each other, and our fears. I think for Victor, it was harder, because one of his biggest fears was me and what I was, and what I’ve now become. For me, it was accepting myself as is and being comfortable in my own skin. Oh, and Vic would have died to if he’d not successfully completed the Reaping. He totally was ready to throw down with the Pack for me. “

“Geez, you two are lucky to be alive. I certainly wouldn’t mess with a goddess and a pack of angry wolves. But your love is evident. It’s apparent you would literally walk through hell and back for each other. That’s amazing.”

“It was a cluster, but I can see how that could seem amazing. It was dangerous, and for a moment there I will fully admit to how lost I felt. I think Menes is the only one that stayed the course.” Victor commented, grabbing onto Nerina’s hand.

“Ah, Vic, you’re getting mushy again.” Nerina smiled.

“How has life changed for the two of you now that you’re Alpha, Victor, and now that you’re a Hybrid, Nerina?”

“Still the same, but with a little more control. The Pack members are falling into line. There are still some who are skeptical, but they wouldn’t dare go against something decreed by Selene. Nerina is still finding that Pack politics can be a difficult road to traverse.”

Nerina interrupts. “Difficult? Try crazy! Chelle, we live in a mountain. A mountain! People are so close, I don’t’ even know what privacy is anymore. The children are great, but their mothers can be a pain in the ass, with all their questions. Some have even approached me about being second mate to Victor. Like, are you freaking kidding me!”

“It’s a social custom, Neri, and I already warned you that could happen.”

“Social custom my ass, they just want in on what’s mine. I swear, if I didn’t trust Victor, I’d be pulling my hair out. On the other hand, the Hybrid part is a bit tricky, Hunter’s blood and Werewolf blood are not compatible, so there are times when I don’t have a close grip on myself that the two will literally war with each other. Sometimes I even think I’m developing multiple personalities. But when I let go, well it’s a thing of beauty. Right before we left, a couple of days ago, the women all went out hunting in their wolf form. Well, I can’t turn into a wolf, but I do get some of the attributes, and it was freeing being able to run that fast and separate the smells from one another. Hunters hone in on blood the beating of someone’s heart. They get high off of fear, sex, adrenaline. Wolves hone in on everything. A way prey moves, how they run, all the different smells have an emotion tied to them. I was the one leading the females, and it was exhilarating and freeing, both sides of me were symbiotic. One destination, one outcome. Perfect.”

“Are you two ready to start a family right away, or are you going to wait a bit and let being Alpha and Luna of Pack Canidae sink in for a while and enjoy each other before you grow your family?”

“I wish I could say that we were waiting, but we’re on a time table to produce the next Silverback. Which is why this vacation couldn’t have come at a better time. It will give us the privacy we need to accomplish this goal, without everyone under the mountain knowing when we get it on.” Nerina said, truly annoyed at the fact that everyone could hear them when they made love.

“Okay, I know that Tigris has just written the story about your experiences with the Reaping for the two of you, so I don’t want to ruin too much for her readers. What do you guys say we do some fun questions?”

“Go for it.” Victor said.

“I’m game.” Nerina answered.

“What do the two of you love most about each other?”

“I love the way Victor cares for me.”

Victor looked at Nerina then and smiled. “I’ll always care for you, Neri. I love the way she says what’s on her mind. She never holds anything back.”

“What’s your biggest pet peeve about one another?”

“She’s stubborn.”

“He can be an asshole.”

They said at the same time.

“If you could pair match-make for anyone in the Packs, who would you want to set up and what kind of significant other would you want for them and why?”

“That’s easy! I would want to set up Colin, he’s such a ladies man! I want to see him knocked on his ass by love… Maybe even pair him with one of the females from Pack Sitka so Nanet would shut her mouth!”

Victor shook his head with laughter. “Neri, Colin is a breeder, it’s very rare for them to settle down, love. I’d like to see Blue settled down. He seriously needs to get laid, like yesterday. He’s strung so tight. He’s going batshit crazy now that he can’t be at his club.”

“If you could choose one word that describes your relationship, what would it be?”

“Spicy.” Nerina said, smiling wickedly at Victor.

“Unfailing.” Victor said with a hint of a growl as the word fell from his mouth.

“I know you guys are only here for another couple of days. What’s waiting for you when you back to Alaska?”

“A hot ass mess, Chelle, that’s what’s waiting for us. Thorn is in charge since we’re on our little vacation. I’m sure people are going to be throwing all kinds of fingers at us for even taking this trip. We still have to deal with dear old dad, who I know will come out of the wood works with some new scheme on how he can lay waste to all of us to get what he wants.”

Victor interrupted. “We have a lot of things we need to accomplish when we get back, but it will be dealt with, one issue at a time. The first thing I intend to tackle is getting us off the mountain and back in town. It will take some doing, but it will happen.”

“Amen to that!” Nerina piped in.

“Is there anything that you want to make sure I tell my readers about you or the Clan or the Packs while I have you here today?”

Nerina laughed. “Yeah, be sure to stop by and visit with Tigris and the rest of the amazing authors at Coastal Magic! They’re awesome! A huge shout out to Pam for winning Bites at the Beach!

“Is there anything you want me to tell Tigris the next time I talk to her?”

“Nope, Tigris is going to do what she does, although, I would like to tell her to next time choose a warmer climate, like oh, say, FLORIDA to drop a sister off at to hide from her lunatic Uncle and her not so dead father!”

Victor looked at Nerina and growled.

“I live in Alaska, Neri.”

“Yeah, but Tigris would have written about us in Florida instead, where it’s, oh, I don’t know, WARMER!”

“Alaska is fine with me Tigris; you can tell her that for me, Red."

The interview had gone better than I ever could have imagined and I was beaming from ear to ear. I turned my smile towards my new friends.

“Thank you both again. So much. You have no idea how much it means to be to have been able to sit down with you today. I really, really hope that you come back to Florida again sometime soon. Or maybe I’ll fly to Texas and you guys can fly in there so we can hang out with Tigris. I hope that you enjoy the rest of your vacation. Anything special planned?”

“Quiet time for me and Neri. That’s all we’re here for.”

“Sounds great to me!”

We finished the rest of the mimosas and just sat and enjoyed the surf and sun for a while until I had to leave to get some editing done. I didn’t want to cramp the happy couple’s style either. As I mentioned earlier, romance on the beach was something Nerina, Victor (and Menes) deserved! So I headed out and left them to enjoy their day, knowing that I had made two very good friends. I couldn’t wait to tell Tigris about my date on the beach with the Luna and Alpha.

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Hello, everyone.

I have some super cool to announce to you all…

LITERAL ADDICTION has teamed up some incredible authors as part of a super, SUPER cool prize pack being offered. Tigris Eden is offering up a paid registration to Coastal Magic Convention 2016, as well as dinner and drinks at Sloppy Joes with her, Larissa Ione, Jocelynn Drake, Dianna Love, Hildie McQueen, Chudney Thomas and Charity and I (Your Bewitching Bella and Pack Alpha)!

There are also some other cool goodies up for grabs—I’m throwing in a custom necklace with charms from each of the participating authors, a boatload of swag, and a bunch of books. J

Entry is easy. Just fill out the Rafflecopter below between now and 9/14.

But while I have you here, let me tell you a little bit about these amazing ladies and Coastal Magic.

Tigris Eden

One of Tigris’ fondest memories, was in the sixth grade, when her teacher read her story, “The Case of The Missing Pepperoni”, out loud to the class. It was then she decided she wanted to be a writer when she grew up. But like all childhood dreams, reality has a way of crashing in and disrupting plans. But her imagination and the voices inside her head never stopped talking. Every dream she could remember was jotted down in her dream journals.

When she’s not writing Tigris marvel’s at life’s gifts. She likes to take pictures of beautiful things. She openly admits that what she may find beautiful another person might not, and she’s perfectly okay with that. She enjoys her music and doesn’t leave home without it. Long pillow conversations with LL about nonsensical things, and hanging out with her boys, when they deem her “cool enough.”

Tigris is a military brat who’s done her fair share of travelling, thanks to her Army father. She’s married to the infamous LL and has three boys. She currently resides in Houston and is actively seeking a book-buddy for the end of the world.

Check out SHADOW UNIT Tigris's, NEW EARTHARCTIC WOLVES, and V VICES series. She’s also a part of the ROMANTIC TALES: BEDTIME STORIES series.

You can keep up with Tigris on GoodReadsTwitterFacebook, and at her website.


Larissa Ione

Air Force veteran Larissa Ione traded in a career as a meteorologist to pursue her passion of writing. She has since published dozens of books, hit several bestseller lists, including the New York Times and USA Today, and has been nominated for a RITA award. She now spends her days in pajamas with her computer, strong coffee, and supernatural worlds. She believes in celebrating everything, and would never be caught without a bottle of Champagne chilling in the fridgejust in case. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her U.S. Coast Guard husband, her teenage son, a rescue cat named Vegas, and her very own hellhounda King Shepherd named Hexe.


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

Jocelynn Drake

Love comes in many varied forms. There is the love of family, love of country, and love of chocolate.

But for Jocelynn Drake, one truly treasured love is the love of a good story. This former Midwestern native now left to sweat in the South Florida sun spends the majority of her time lost in the strong embrace of a good book. When she’s not hammering away at her keyboard, frowning at her monitor, or curled up with a book, she can usually be found cuddling with her cat Demona, walking her dog Max, or flinging curses at the TV while playing a video game.

Outside of books, pets, and video games, she is completely enamored of Bruce Wayne, Ezio Auditore, travel, tattoos, explosions, fast cars, and Anthony Bourdain (but only when he’s feeling really cranky).

Make sure to check out Jocelynn’s DARK DAYS and ASYLUM TALES and HIDDEN LONDON series (as Joy Douglass).

Find Jocelynn on the web on her Website, on Facebook, on GoodReads and on Twitter.


Dianna Love

New York Times best seller Dianna Love always liked to do things big...and still does. After spending many years traveling across country to create unusual marketing projects for Fortune 500 company, she’s now released her energetic muse on creating high-octane romantic thriller stories and urban fantasy. Her first book won the prestigious RITA® Award (as Dianna Love Snell) and she now has a new Slye Temp romantic thriller series with the most recent being DECEPTIVE TREASURES. Dianna also writes the NYT Bestselling Belador urban fantasy series, the Red Moon YA series (as Micah Caida), and the Riley Walker series.

When not speaking at national and international events throughout the year, Dianna lives in the metro Atlanta area with her motorcycle-instructor husband and a tank full of unruly saltwater fish named after celebrities. For more on Dianna visit and visit her on Facebook, on Twitter, and on GoodReads.

Hildie McQueen

Hildie writes Historical Western Romance as well as Paranormal Romance, with a touch of Historical here and there. She’s also published eight Highlander Historical Erotic short stories. She’s a member of Romance Writers of America, as well as Georgia Romance Writers and Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Chapters of RWA.

For fun she spends a lot of time with her girlfriends. Her wonderful hubby is her partner in crime for traveling. They love to jump in the car or sometimes his motorcycle and head to the mountains, the city or the beach.


Find Hildie online at her website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and on GoodReads.


Chudney Thomas

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

Books transported her to different worlds, and encouraged her to learn about different cultures, continents, expanding her horizons. She currently lives in Central Florida with her family and their interesting pet pooch Maya.

Check out Chudney’s CENTRAL FLORIDA PACK series (nominated for outstanding debut author in paranormal romance), and keep up with her online at her Website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and on GoodReads.

You already know me and Charity (probably too well! LOL), so I won’t bore you there! ;-)

Now, let me tell you about Coastal Magic…


Coastal Magic is a super casual, urban fantasy, paranormal, and romance focused convention in Daytona Beach, FL, February 4-7, 2016. There will be panels, meet & greets with fun themes, and some cool evening activities. There are 250 general registration tickets available, and the featured author list will include more than 50 awesome storytellers once everyone is settled! It's a relatively small shindig, but full of dedicated, enthusiastic people.

I'm SO excited about the variety of authors and sub-genres represented. Everyone will have opportunity to meet and chat with their favorites, and I bet you all find some “new favorites” on the list, as well. :-) If you haven't checked out who'll be attending yet... go... do that... I'll wait...

There will also be a charity book sale and signing open to convention attendees, and FREE to the public. The charity, once again, is Habitat For Humanity. One of the nice things about the signing is that there will be additional authors participating, so keep an eye on the charity signing page to see who sneaks in for the afternoon! The hotel information is listed on the Coastal Magic site with a link for our group rates, for those who'll be staying on site.

LITERAL ADDICTION (along with the other Featured Bloggers) will be hosting even more of the featured authors for guest spots and promotional posts in the next several months, so make sure you're keeping an eye out for those!!

If you want more info about Coastal Magic... here's where to find it in your favorite social media worlds:

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Now, if you want to meet these amazing ladies, tons of others, make some super cool new friends, and hang out with other book-loving fanatics at the beach in February, enter to win your Bite At The Beach below. If you don’t happen to win (or don’t want to chance it & want to make sure you get a ticket), we would still absolutely LOVE to have you join us, so feel free to register on your own. It’s the most affordable Con I’ve ever found, and the ‘bang for the buck’ is second to none!! 


Hey, everyone!

LITERAL ADDICTION is thrilled to welcome the wonderful Mari Mancusi to the site today - 9/1/15.

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

Mari is the proud creator of the BLOOD COVEN VAMPIRESFIRST KISS CLUBTWISTED TIMEAPOCOLYPSE LATER and SCORCHED novels. She is also now writing as Mari Madison and will be bringing us her EXCLUSIVE ROMANCE series very soon.

For those of you new to Mari’s work, let me give you a peek into the first book in each of her available series to get you caught up…


Boys That Bite


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Two sisters—as different as the sun and the rain. For one, getting into the Blood Coven is to die for. But for the other, getting out could be lethal...

When Sunny McDonald gets dragged to Club Fang by her twin sister Rayne, she doesn't expect to find anything besides a bunch of Goth kids playing at being vampires. But when some guy mistakes Sunny for her dark-side-loving sister and bites her on the neck, she finds out that his fangs are real—and deadly.

Now, Sunny has less than a week to figure out how to reverse the bite, or else she's going to end up as the perpetually undead. And not only will she be a vampire, she'll also be bonded to Magnus—the bloodsucker who bit her—forever. And forever is a really long time...




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Don’t leave me here... It starts with a whisper. At first Trinity thinks she’s going crazy. It wouldn’t be a big surprise—her grandpa firmly believes there’s a genuine dragon egg in their dusty little West Texas town. But this voice is real, and it’s begging for her protection. Even if no one else can hear it...


He’s come from a future scorched by dragonfire. His mission: Find the girl. Destroy the egg. Save the world.


He’s everything his twin brother Connor hates: cocky, undisciplined, and obsessed with saving dragons.

Trinity has no idea which brother to believe. All she has to go by is the voice in her head—a dragon that won’t be tamed.


Tomorrow Land


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Can true love survive the zombie apocalypse?

Nineteen-year-old Peyton Anderson will never forget the day she was forced to make a choice--between her family--and Chris Parker, the boy she’d given her heart. Now four years later, as she steps out from the fallout shelter and into a zombie-infested world, he’s the only thing on her mind.

Thanks to her father Peyton is now built to survive: with razor tipped nails, ocular implants and cybernetics that make her stronger, faster, and able to protect herself in a world filled with monsters.

Yet all the weapons in the world can’t protect her heart when she runs into Chris again. The once sweet boy of her childhood has now grown into a tortured man--still furious at her for breaking his heart and never telling him why.

A Connecticut Fashionista in King Arthur’s Court


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When a modern fashion editor stumbles back into Camelot and falls in love with Lancelot, how will the history of King Arthur's court change?

Once upon a time there lived an outspoken fashion editor named Kat, who certainly was not your typical damsel in distress. But when a gypsy curse sent her back in time to the days of King Arthur, she found she'd need every ounce of her 21st century wits (and pop culture references) to navigate the legend. After all, surviving a magical plot, an evil prince, and a case of mistaken identity - all without changing history or scuffing your Manolos - takes some doing!

Luckily, she's got her very own knight in shining armor, Lancelot du Lac, on her side. The honorable-to-a-fault and devastatingly handsome champion insists on helping her out, even though she's not quite sure she wants him to. After all, shouldn't he be off romancing Queen Guenevere or something? Will Kat manage to stay out of trouble long enough to get back to her beloved lattes, cosmopolitans and cashmere? And what will Lancelot's forbidden love mean for the kingdom of Camelot?


Just This Night


Coming 3/1/16!

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First in a sexy series set in a TV newsroom—from a multi Emmy Award-winning TV producer.

At News 9 San Diego, the hottest stories happen off camera.

Betrayed and abandoned by his wife and left to raise their young daughter on his own, TV news photographer Jake "Mac" MacDonald has moved to San Diego for a fresh start. He’s sworn off women forever and devoted his life to his little girl. But when his brother-in-law drags him out to a night club, Mac can’t help but be drawn to the cute blonde who asks him to dance. Maybe he can make an exception...for just one night.

A hot fling is exactly what news reporter Elizabeth White had in mind when she brought Mac home. A quick cure to help her get over her ex-boyfriend. But things get awkward when her anonymous hookup turns out to be her newest colleague. Now they must put their attraction behind them and find a way to work together. But when someone starts sabotaging Beth’s career, she realizes Mac is the only one she can trust. And maybe their one night has the makings of an exclusive after all.

Sound great, right!? Make sure to check them out. For now, let’s see what Mari had to say when I sat down to chat with her…

Chelle – LITERAL ADDICTION:  Hi, Mari! I’m so excited to have you on LITERAL ADDICTION for an interview, and even more excited to see you again in February.

Mari: Thanks for having me! I am thrilled to get to go back to the Coastal Magic Convention as well! It was so much fun when I went a couple years ago.

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?


1)   I once hugged a chair made of stuffed pandas that cost $25,000.

2)   I once made sushi out of marshmallow peeps. (Best. Sushi. Ever.)

3)   My step-grandmother played Kim Hughes on the soap “As the World Turns” for thirty-something years. She also guest starred on the original Star Trek as the Empath. (Sadly she was one of the few female guest stars that did not end up making out with Captain Kirk.)

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

Mari: I’d go to Walt Disney World with Walt Disney himself. I’d love to see what he thought of all that has been done to the place since his death. I would also have him make the employees give us an underground tour of the tunnels and a sneak peek into the Cinderella castle hotel room. And let us skip the lines at Tower of Terror!

#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?

Mari: I wake up at 6am every day to start writing. This stems from when I had a day job and was forced to write before work. I trained myself so well that now I still do my best writing at that part of the day. As for what I have to have—COFFEE, of course. And also I prefer a big monitor. I can only do so much from a laptop. Right now I have a 27-inch iMac that I love.

#4:  Since we’re going to the beach in February, which of your characters do you think we’d be most likely to find on the beach and what do you think they’d be doing?

Mari: My new romance series that launches in March is set in San Diego so my characters get to the beach a lot. In fact, my heroine, Beth lives in a little cottage off of Ocean Beach when the first book, JUST THIS NIGHT, begins and she and the hero have a little one-night stand there. (So we know what THEY are doing—wink, wink!) In the second book in the series, BREAK OF DAY, the hero is a surfer and he’d probably be trying to teach my heroine (who is afraid of water after a childhood tragedy) how to swim.

#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?

Mari: Eighties new wave. The Cure, Depeche Mode, New Order…

#6:  See, I knew there were multiple reasons I liked you!! :) Was there any specific inspiration behind the creation of the SCORCHED series?

Mari: I wanted to do a dragon book that wasn’t set in some far away fantasy kingdom. I wanted to imagine what it’d be like if dragons were introduced to our present day world. (They would so end up on YouTube, right?) I’d seen a cool movie called Reign of Fire which takes place in a dragon apocalyptic future and thought—what if people from that future could come back in time (like they did in Terminator) to try to stop the dragon apocalypse? Thus the seed for Scorched was born.

#7:  What about your BLOOD COVEN and APOCALYPSE LATER novels?

Mari: The Blood Coven Vampire series was definitely inspired by Buffy the Vampire Slayer. At the time I wrote it, Twilight hadn’t yet become a thing but I noticed a lot of adults were reading vampire romances and I thought maybe teens would like them as well. (Turns out, yes!) But I wanted to do something more than just your typical brooding fanged romance. I wanted the series to have “bite”, pardon the pun. So there’s a lot of humor and snappy dialog, which is totally dedicated to Joss Whedon.

As for Apocalypse Later’s Tomorrow Land and Alternity, both those books were originally published as part of the SHOMI line that the now-defunct Dorchester had introduced. (Original titles were Razor Girl and Moongazer.) They were meant to be kind of “new adult” before the term was coined—having cool manga-inspired covers and younger characters to try to bridge the gap between young adult and adult romance. They were so much fun to write and there were a lot of dedicated fans of the SHOMI line. So when Dorchester went out of business and I got the rights back, I decided to republish them myself. Razor Girl was inspired by my love of zombie movies and is kind of Walking Dead meets Disney World. And Alternity is inspired by my love for videogames and sci-fi movies like The Matrix, Total Recall, etc.

#8:  I know that the series have wrapped up for the most part, but rumor has it, you have another YOU out there bringing us some goodness. Can you tell us a little bit more about Mari Madison and what she has to offer your fans?

Mari: As I hinted above (and as you spotlighted), I have a new series coming out from Berkley/Penguin Random House in March called “An Exclusive Romance.” The books take place in a San Diego TV newsroomwhere the news is hot and the guys are even hotter. J I used to work in a TV newsroom for many years so it’s a setting I know well. And I also know firsthand how much drama and romance happens when the cameras stop rolling. The first book, JUST THIS NIGHT, is about a young, ambitious reporter and a hot single dad photographer. It has dueling first person narration and is both sweet and sexy and funny. I’m really excited about this new series and hope people love Beth and Mac as much as I do!

#9:  Anything else you’d like to be sure and let our readers know about while I have you here—signings, anthologies, etc?

Mari: In addition to the adult romance, I also have something coming out for younger readers –my first official middle grade novel called GOLDEN GIRL which is about a girl training to be an Olympic snowboarder. It was a lot of fun to write—especially since I don’t get to snowboard much anymore, now that I live in Texas.

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

Mari:  Can’t wait for Coastal Magic!! It’s such a great convention and the beachfront hotel is amazing.  I’m just hoping it doesn’t rain this year—like it did the year I went. Still, even if it does, the authors and readers are so much fun—it’s bound to be a blast.

O.K, rapid-fire… Go.

Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate

Star Wars or Star Trek? Star Wars

DC or Marvel? DC

Angels or Demons? Angels

PC or Mac? Mac

Bond, Bourne, or Hunt? Bond

Call or Text? Text

Cats or Dogs? Dogs

Morning or Nighttime? Nighttime

Coffee or Tea? Coffee

Chelle – LITERAL ADDICTION:  Mari, thank you so much for having some fun with us today and I am so, SO excited to see you again in a handful of months. :)

Mari: Yay! See you soon!


Helllllo everybody!

It is my very great pleasure to welcome the wonderful Deanna Chase back to the site today!

To see Deanna’s bead creations, check out her other website and Etsy. You can keep up with Deanna online at FacebookTwitter, and GoodReads, as well.

If you’re not familiar with  Deanna’s work, she’s the proud creator of the Jade CalhounCoven PointePyper Rayne, and Crescent City Fae Urban Fantasy Romance series, and the Destiny New Adult Romance novels.

Let me spotlight the first book in each of her amazing main series as well as any new releases and tell you where you can get the rest. I HIGHLY recommend Deanna’s work. I’m a huge, huge fan!!

Haunted on Bourbon Street


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From USA Today bestselling author, Deanna Chase, the first book in the Jade Calhoun series. HAUNTED ON BOURBON STREET Jade loves her new apartment--until a ghost joins her in the shower. When empath Jade Calhoun moves into an apartment above a strip bar on Bourbon Street, she expects life to get interesting. What she doesn't count on is making friends with an exotic dancer, attracting a powerful spirit, and developing feelings for Kane, her sexy landlord. Being an empath has never been easy on Jade's relationships. It's no wonder she keeps her gift a secret. But when the ghost moves from spooking Jade to terrorizing Pyper, the dancer, it's up to Jade to use her unique ability to save her. Except she'll need Kane's help--and he's betrayed her with a secret of his own--to do it. Can she find a way to trust him and herself before Pyper is lost?

Check out the other books in the series, as well. Bewitched on Bourbon Street will be coming soon…

Get the Coven Point Bourbon Street spin off books here!

Spirits, Stilettos and a Silver Bustier


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From New York Times bestselling author Deanna Chase, the first book in the Pyper Rayne series (a spin-off of the Jade Calhoun Series).

All Pyper Rayne—medium and coffee shop owner—wanted was the perfect vintage dress. What she got was a dead shop owner and a sexy ghost who’s suddenly everywhere—at her shop, in her car, and even lounging in her bedroom. But he’s not just any ghost. He’s a witch and able to appear in solid formsometimes. If only he'd stop disappearing on her.

And Pyper needs his help. When she becomes target numero uno and the prime suspect in the shop owner’s death, it appears her ghost holds the key to solving the murder. In between stolen kisses, Pyper will need to get to the bottom of all of his secrets if she wants to stay alive and out of jailand maybe finally get that date he keeps promising her.


Influential Magic


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New York Times/USA Today bestselling author, Deanna Chase, brings you the first book in the Crescent City Fae series.

It’s tough being a faery in New Orleans, a city fraught with vampires… especially when their very existence drains your life-force.

Willow Rhoswen, owner of The Fated Cupcake and part-time vampire hunter for the Void is having a rough week. Four years after her twin brother’s mysterious death, Willow’s life is threatened and the director saddles her with a new partner—her ex-boyfriend, David. To her horror, he’s turned vamp, which causes her physical pain whenever she touches him… and any other specimen of the undead.

In order to save Willow’s life, David agrees to turn double agent against the most powerful vampire organization in New Orleans. Or so he says. And she’s convinced they know something about her brother’s death. Unsure where David’s loyalties lie, she turns to Talisen, her childhood crush, to help her solve the mystery.

Caught between two gorgeous men and a director who’ll stop at nothing to control Willow’s gifts, she’ll have to follow her instincts and learn who to trust. Otherwise, she risks losing more than just her life.

Check out the other books in the CRESCENT CITY FAE series here!

Defining Destiny


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From USA Today bestselling author, Deanna Chase, the first book in the Destiny series.

When destiny fails...

Singer-songwriter Lucy Moore thought her life was perfect. At just twenty-one, she's already met her soul mate and together they've landed a recording contract. But when her father dies and the love of her life betrays her in more ways than one, she returns home to pick up the pieces. On the shores of Mendocino, California, Lucy has some decisions to make. Should she start a solo career? Or should she leave it all behind for some semblance of normalcy in the quiet town she grew up in? And what about Seth, the tortured artist who always seems to be there when she needs him?

Seth Keenan has demons of his own. Eighteen months ago, he was involved in a horrific accident that he never talks about. His career as an accomplished oil-paint artist has been abandoned, replaced by the buzz of his tattoo gun. And women--well, he never sticks around for longer than a few hours of pleasure... until he meets Lucy. After one evening of listening to her seductive voice, he's pulled under. But what about the vow he made to never get close to anyone again?

In a world where everyone has one true soul mate, can these two find love in the arms of each other?

Check out the other book in the DESTINY series!

Don’t they sound fantastic!!? They so, SO are! For the rest of today, though. Let’s talk with Deanna bit…

Chelle – LITERAL ADDICTION:  Hi, Deanna! I’m so excited to have you back on LITERAL ADDICTION and even more excited to finally meet you in February. When I suggested Jennifer contact you, I was thrilled to see that you had joined the CMC family. :)

Deanna:  Hi, Chelle. It’s great to be back here. I feel like I haven’t been out of my cave in months. Busy, busy here at Casa Chase. A beach vacation in February sounds like just what the doctor ordered.

Chelle – LITERAL ADDICTION:  We’ve done a couple of interviews with you already, so I’ll ask a few questions about the new books, but I thought we’d keep this interview fresh and fun with some questions about the beach—seeing as we’ll be hanging out on the beach in February. Good with you?

#1: What’s the best beach vacation you’ve ever taken?

Deanna: Hmm, well the best beach vacation might be my first “date” with my husband. He won a free trip to Cancun and took me. Just friends! I swear. Stop laughing. It’s true. We had a great time and a few weeks later we started dating for real.

#2:  Which of your characters (or groups of characters) can you most see hanging out on the beach and what do you think they’d do?

Deanna:  Well that’s easy. Lucy and Seth from Defining Destiny. Lucy would be playing the guitar and singing, while Seth would be painting. Or they’d be having a bon fire with their friends.

I’m not sure I see Jade at the beach. Now Pyper would be interesting. *Makes note to put Pyper on the beach*

#3:   Sunrise on the beach, or sunset at the beach and why?

Deanna:  Sunset. With wine. No one should ever be awake at sunrise unless she’s still parting from the night before. Also the sun should always set over the ocean. This means sunset at the beach on the west coast. Sorry east coasters. I just can’t get used to the sun setting over land.

#4:  If you were stranded on your own private beach paradise but with limited resources (assuming the necessities were covered) what would you want to have with you?

Deanna:  The internet. I mightokay, and totally addicted. I also need my dogs. Two shih tzus. And a spa tub. Those are easy to pack, right?

#5:  If you could write a short story about your characters taking a tropical vacation, what do you think it’d be called?

Deanna:  Oh, a title. Hard question. How about Spirits, Daiquiris, and a Missing Coconut Bra?

#6:  O.K, the last time we talked you had the Jade Calhoun and Crescent City Fae series. Now, there’s Pyper Rayne and your New Adult series, as well. Can you tell us a little bit more about the new work?

Deanna:  I’d love to. Pyper Rayne is a spinoff of Jade Calhoun. She sees dead people. And she spunky and totally fun to write. Her books are paranormal mysteries with a touch of romance.

The Destiny series is a new adult series that is more magical realism than paranormal. In that series everyone has one true soul mate and when the two get together they have a magical ability. The twist is that even though there are soul mates, it doesn’t always mean soul mates should be together. And that is exactly what Defining Destiny is about—What happens when your soul mate isn’t a good person and is ultimately damaging to be around? How does one move on from that?

#7:  I know you’re super busy writing the 2nd Pyper Rayne book, and I think you just finished one up last month, as well. What will you have for us to drool over at the Con in February (or for those not going, things they can pick up at their favorite eRetailer)?

Deanna:  Bewitched on Bourbon Street (Jade Book 7) is coming out very, very soon. Before the end of this month if I have anything to say about it. It’s in final edits now.

Spirits, Rock Stars, and a Midnight Chocolate Bar (Pyper book 2) is coming in November.

And hopefully, fingers crossed, I’ll have Pyper book 3 by Feb. But no promises.

#8:  Anything else you’d like to be sure and let our readers know about while I have you here (before we do some rapid-fire fun questions)?

Deanna:  I have a pen name! Under the name Kenzie Cox I write shifter novellas. It’s a fun little break between my longer books. They are sexy, short reads. If you’re into that sort of thing, you might want to check them out.

O.K, rapid-fire… Go.

Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate

Star Wars or Star Trek? Wars

DC or Marvel? DC

Vampires or Shifters? BOTH!

True Crime TV or Reality TV? Reality.

HBO or Showtime? Showtime

Kindle or Nook? Kindle

Cats or Dogs? Dogs

Morning or Nighttime? Nighttime

Coffee or Tea? Coffee. Lattes especially.

Chelle – LITERAL ADDICTION:  Deanna, thank you so much for having some fun with us today and I am so, SO excited to see you in a handful of months. :)

Deanna:  Thank you! I’m so looking forward to seeing everyone in Florida.



Hey, everyone! LITERAL ADDICTION is thrilled to welcome the ever-amazing Jennifer Estep back to our site today. This time, to celebrate the fact that she’s joining us in Daytona Beach, FL this winter at Coastal Magic!

Keep up with Jennifer online at her Website / Blog / Facebook / Twitter / Goodreads

For those of you new to Jennifer’s work – where have you been? – I will spotlight the brand new Elemental Assassin release set for 7/28/15, and the Black Blade series, where the new installment is coming in October.


Spider’s Trap


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The next thrilling book in Jennifer Estep’s New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Elemental Assassin series—“an extraordinary series.One of the most intriguing heroines in the genre” (Romantic Times Book Reviews).

Keep your friends close but your enemies within stabbing distance.

One important lesson I’ve learned in the assassination business is that to be the best you have to roll with the punches. Now that I’m queen of Ashland’s underworld—by default, not by choice—a lot more punches are being thrown my way. But I suppose that’s the price of victory for taking down some of the underworld’s top dogs. Good thing I have my Ice and Stone magic to help me survive my volatile new position. Just when I think things are finally settling down, someone tries to murder me during a hush-hush underworld meeting. But the real surprise is how strangely familiar my shadowy assailant seems to be.

My job is to maintain order among killers, crooks, and thieves, and soon I’m embroiled in a bloody game where the ability to keep secrets could be the greatest superpower of all. My enemies have all sharpened their knives and laid their traps, waiting for me to fall. But this Spider weaves her own webs of death…


Cold Burn of Magic


Released 4/28/15

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It’s not as great as you’d think, living in a tourist town that’s known as “the most magical place in America.” Same boring high school, just twice as many monsters under the bridges and rival Families killing each other for power.

I try to keep out of it. I’ve got my mom’s bloodiron sword and my slightly illegal home in the basement of the municipal library. And a couple of Talents I try to keep quiet, including very light fingers and a way with a lock pick.

But then some nasty characters bring their Family feud into my friend’s pawn shop, and I have to make a call—get involved, or watch a cute guy die because I didn’t. I guess I made the wrong choice, because now I’m stuck putting everything on the line for Devon Sinclair. My mom was murdered because of the Families, and it looks like I’m going to end up just like her…


Dark Heart of Magic


Coming 10/27/15

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As a thief, I stick to the shadows as much as possible. But when the head of the Sinclair Family picks me to compete in the Tournament of Blades, there’s no escaping the spotlight—or the danger.

Even though he’s my competition, Devon Sinclair thinks I have the best shot of winning what’s supposed to be a friendly contest. But when the competitors start having mysterious “accidents”, it looks like someone will do anything to win—no matter who they hurt.

As if I didn’t have enough to worry about, mobster Victor Draconi is plotting against Devon and the rest of my friends, and someone’s going around Cloudburst Falls murdering monsters. One thing’s for sure. Sometimes, humans can be more monstrous than anything else …

They sound great, don’t they!!? Make sure you check out the rest of the Elemental Assassin series and the rest of Jennifer’s backlist, as well!!

LITERAL ADDICTION:  Since this is our official Coastal Magic Convention spotlight for Jennifer, and she’s so super busy right now, we’re keeping the number of questions down to just five. And because we’ve interviewed Jenn so many times on L.A and couldn’t think of any fun new questions, PLUS because we’ll be hanging out on the beach in February, I thought maybe I would make four of our five questions beach related just to see what she thinks…

1) What was the best beach you’ve ever visited and when?

Jennifer: One of the best beach vacations I ever took was when I was a teenager, and my cousins and I went to Tybee Island, near Savannah, Georgia. It was a really lovely beach, and we picked up all these cool seashells to bring home.

What we didn’t realize was that there were actually crabs in all those seashells. Somehow, they survived riding around in the heat for hours. When we opened our suitcases when we got back home, there were all these crabs crawling around in our clothes. LOL. I felt so sorry for the crabs, but it was a really memorable moment, and a time/vacation I will always remember.

2) Nook, Kindle, iPad, or the real deal for when you’re at the beach and why?

Jennifer: Definitely print books. Knowing my luck, I would get sand all over and inside my tablet and then probably drop it in the water. LOL. So print books all the way at the beach.

3) Which of your characters do you think would be the most likely to hang out on a beach, and what do you think would happen if they did?

Jennifer: I’ll say Finnegan Lane from my Elemental Assassin series. Finn is all about the fine things in life, so I could see him lounging on the beach at some fancy resort, sipping some fruity drink and just relaxing. Although knowing Finn, he would flirt with the wrong woman and get into some sort of trouble. I can see his relaxing day at the beach ending up with him being taken out to sea and dropped in the middle of the ocean. LOL.

4) Sunrise or sunset at the beach and why?

Jennifer: Sunset, because I hate getting up early.

5) Anything special you want to make sure we know about before we see you in February?

Jennifer: Folks can visit my website at or follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads for the latest news about my books.

Chelle:  Jennifer, thank you so much for stopping by LITERAL ADDICTION again. It’s always wonderful to have you and to tell readers about your amazing work. I cannot wait to finally meet you in February!!

Jennifer: Thanks! I appreciate you featuring me on your blog, and I’m looking forward to meeting you and everyone else at Coastal Magic. Happy reading, everyone! :)