Sunday, June 14, 2015

A Prowl On The Wild Side Out As A Standalone

I have had a few new releases since last I blogged. The newest is A Prowl On The Wild Side, the third standalone story in the Aesir Shifters BBW Romance Series, which up to now had only been available in Alphas Prefer Curves: A Curvy Girl Romance Box Set, Volume 1. That set has now been retired and unpublished. A Prowl On The Wild Side is now out on Amazon, B&N, and All Romance, and will shortly be available on Apple, Kobo, Smashwords--all the usual places. I'm working with a designer now to finish the print version, which I'm really excited about.

Here's a quick:

If a girl is going to be delusional, Vanessa Dreyer’s kind of crazy isn’t so bad.
 
Trapped by day in a dreary office job, under the thumb of a boss with dubious designs on his curvy assistant, Vanessa dreams at night of prowling the city as a beautiful and powerful beast. Never mind the naked sleepwalking. And there are worse things than the mild sensory hallucinations that would have Vanessa believing she’s faster, stronger, and keener of eye than she really ought to be. The really crazy thing is her feeling that the sexy walking wall of muscle, Eric Salo, truly is flirting with her across the café counter every day at lunch.
 
But what if, just maybe, Vanessa isn’t crazy?
 
What if her dreams are her primal animal—her latent shifter—speaking to her?  What if a hidden world of werewolves, werebears, werelions, and weretigers awaits her?  Worse, what if the shadowy men she remembers watching her as a child, before her parents were killed leaving Vanessa and her brother all alone, are real as well and have found her again?  And most importantly, what if the only one who can protect Vanessa and help her figure out who she is and what it all means is a sexy blond werewolf named Eric Salo?
 
What’s a curvy girl doing losing her head and her heart to a 6’4” Nordic Adonis with fangs and fur?  That’s just crazy.
 
A snippet for good measure:
 
Nine square blocks of music stages and spicy food stands sprouted up like flowers between cracks in the pavement as she prowled the thickening crowd in all its sensory glory. Passionate music, hot food, the bright colors of banners and stall signs and summer clothing, and dancing in the streets. Vanessa sipped on a virgin mojito lemonade and wove her way through the crowd with a smile on her face, a sway to her hips, and a lightness of heart that made it seem like a perfect evening, one where anything could happen….
 
Like finding a 6’4” Nordic Adonis smiling at her from across the street as Vanessa danced idly by herself in front of a guitarist jamming for tips. “Like sex and candy,” she muttered under her breath, immediately thinking of the eighties song. Eric Salo was both rolled into one. Vanessa laughed and shook her head at herself. “You’re talking to yourself, crazy girl.”
 
If there was ever a man to go crazy for…with that broad Scandinavian face, handsome at first in a tough guy way but then softened by dimples when he smiled and a suggestion of a cleft in his chin…. Vanessa took it in stride when she imagined—hallucinated?—that she could smell him from so far away, amid the throng of so many other people. Delusion or not, she caught the stirring scent of mandarin and rosemary under a woodsy overtone that reminded her of summer vacations in the mountains and the fantasy of sex in the forest. It was probably that she just remembered the smell from encountering her dream man on almost a daily basis.
 
Another heavy girl might have blushed furiously and turned her head away seeing the man gazing her direction with bright green eyes from over the top of his sunglasses, his shoulder-length blond hair stirring in the hot summer breeze. He wore a hint of a sensual smile on his lush lips as he stood there at ease in his strength. That was the thing—one of the things—that struck Vanessa about Eric Salo. He was one massive man, not just tall but hard and bulging with muscle, and yet he didn’t have that inhibition of movement that some bodybuilder types had. Salo moved with power but also sensual grace, like an animal in his prime, in his element.
 
Vanessa took a deep breath when she realized her stomach had tensed and started to flutter at the sight of her lunchtime fantasy guy. That was who Eric Salo was to her, that gorgeous hunk who always went to the same café she did for lunch every day, who always sat a couple of stools over from her at the counter right up against the window by the sidewalk, and who always chuckled at the same things she did—at the characters who inhabited these streets and gave them life and color. Like the swarthy young guitarist who had just fallen to his knees in front of Vanessa to bid for her attention, to amuse the crowd, as he did his best to channel Carlos Santana.
 
Vanessa laughed at the street musician’s antics but kept glancing past her shoulder toward her Viking Adonis. The woman tried not to shake her head at herself again, at the note of familiarity and even possessiveness—as well as hip-wriggling excitement—she felt around the blond stranger. She and Salo literally hadn’t said more than a couple of words to one another. It was an occasional, “Hi,” here and there or an, “Excuse me,” as one or the other got up to leave and had to brush close in the press of the lunchtime crowd. Beyond that… no more than sidelong glances and knowing smiles, and how much of that was Vanessa’s acutely vivid imagination? The only reason she even knew his name was because one of his business cards had fallen out of his wallet one day when he was paying his check.
 
Eric Salo. Environmental Engineer. Ulmer Engineering Services. As it turned out, the walk from his office every day to the café took Salo right past Koller’s building, past Vanessa.
 
But tonight... tonight Vanessa wasn’t sure she felt like being passed. Idly smoothing her long straight hair with one hand, hugging her cool drink to her chest with the other, she eyed the crowd around and between Salo and herself. The hulking blond was standing on the opposite curb with his thickly banded arms crossed over his t-shirt-straining chest. Vanessa tried to seem like she was just scanning the crowd and enjoying the sight as she wandered a couple of steps toward the man, right up to the edge of the curb on her side of the street. Was he really watching her? His gaze skipped over the streams of people in their swirls and eddies, flowing up and down the sidewalks and in the barricaded roadway, but his attention did appear to keep snagging on Vanessa.
 
She sipped her mojito lemonade and wished distantly that it had been the real thing. Not because she needed any kind of liquid courage. If anything, Vanessa was always too bold for the people around her, like her overprotective brother and for people who thought fat girls ought to be (seldom) seen and not heard. But if she approached Eric Salo and he gave her that look, that ‘why would a chubby girl think I was watching her’ squint…. Or if he didn’t and actually had a full conversation with her that led to anything else, and Aubrey found out…. Well then, she could have blamed it on the alcohol. As it was, with virgin lemonade a weak justification, Vanessa was just going to have to admit that she was bad at keeping a low profile, at settling into the quiet little office jobs Aubrey wanted her to have instead of pursuing her public relations major, and at not talking to gorgeous blond strangers.
 
That step down from the curb sent a vibration up through Vanessa, and not just because she was wearing three-inch heels on her otherwise office-like shoes. She felt the electrical jolt reverberating through her rounded thighs, through her core, up her spine. Hell, even in her sorely neglected clitoris. It had been too long since she had allowed herself the luxury of flirtation, though she thought about it a million times a day. Lately, all million of those romantic, naughty, fanciful thoughts centered on the fantasy man in front of her. The man she was walking toward right that minute with intoxicating, exhilarating, terrifying adrenaline gushing through her body. The man who was, she sensed, watching her from behind those dark sunglasses.
A Prowl On The Wild Side is now out on Amazon, B&N, and All Romance.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Shades of Control: Fifty By Fifty V3 Available Now

It's been a long while since I released a billionaire domination and submission romance. My new novella, Drop (Catching Her Fall #1) breaks that long dry streak, appearing in the Fifty Shades of Grey-inspired set Shades of Control: Fifty By Fifty V3.

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1uH0DB5
Amazon UK: http://bit.ly/ShadesControlUKAmazon
iBooks: http://bit.ly/shadescontroliBooks
Kobo: http://bit.ly/ShadesControlKobo

(Still processing at B&N)

About Drop:

Whenever I used to tell people I had a fear of falling, they would correct me to say I had a fear of heights.  Maybe it was the sensible cardigan collection my mother preferred for me or the nerdy girl glassesexchanged eventually for more intellectual and refined gold-rimmed frames for the necessity of actually seeing the chalkboards and projection screens in my university classrooms.  Maybe it was a lifetime of honing that church mouse demeanor, head always slightly bowed against the buffeting winds of gentle but pervasive familial criticism.  Yeah, people used to correct me a lot.

No, the heights never scared me.  I never looked down from a lofty balcony or a bridge over rushing water and felt what I had heard other people describe as a creeping desire to leap over the edge. Instead, I felt a white-knuckled and sweaty-palmed fear, a terrible certainty that something, someone, some circumstance or force would fling me down in that precarious moment of vulnerability.  Just imagining the drop made my stomach bob and churn inside me.  And the thought of breaking against the cold ground.  No, my fear was that out-of-control plummet, not heights.

Or at least I would have insisted until the night that black chauffeured town car steered me smoothly, inevitably up the winding lanes of the exclusive residential conclave of Jasper Hill and that singular Mediterranean estate crested in my view above the overabundant landscaping of lesser contemporary palaces to god-like lineage and ungodly wealth.  That night, I tripped and fell into a convergence of dark lust and tragic loss a decade in the making, populated by the favored sons of some of the most privileged families on the West Coast.  That night, I locked gazes with the brilliantly blue-eyed Royce Lauder, the man who was about to help me understand that the only thing greater than my fear of falling was my fear of the heights he would show me.

College junior Sabrina Cole should be concentrating on getting the money together for her final year of school, landing the right internship, networking with the right people. But first, for just one evening, she’ll indulge in temptation, knowing it never feels as good as it looks. The part of her that surrenders to pleasure is long gone, with the man who introduced her to the sensual torments of domination and submission. So what harm could come of just one night, just one dinner?

Far too blunt and rebellious for his own good, airline CEO Royce Lauder should be heeding the advice from his company’s board of directors and working on his public image before they move on a major acquisition. Instead, he has joined the men who have been his closest friends since childhood at a dinner party where they will assess candidates for training as their personal submissives. A flippant decision on Royce’s part, but it’s not all about the decadent pleasures afforded men of power and wealth, because these aren’t just any women. These are the birds with broken wings, damaged and betrayed by people they’d loved. This time, however, there is only one wounded dove, only one woman, and only one thought in Royce Lauder’s head: mine.

An unexpected proposal from Lauder stirs unexpected desires for Sabrina. She tells herself acting as the personal assistant by day and sexual submissive by night for seductively dark Royce Lauder is about money and a recommendation on her resume—a career move. He reminds himself it will be temporary—train her, heal her, and release her.


Will Royce be so willing to train and release Sabrina when it’s the man who broke her that wants her back? Will Sabrina maintain her emotional distance when she learns it’s guilt over another woman that set Royce out on the path of becoming a Dom, her Dom? And who catches whom when Master and servant are both falling?

Drop is intended to be the first in a series of standalone stories featuring those "favored sons" of privilege grown up into captains of industry and Doms of both passion and compassion.

About Shades of Control:

These irresistible men exercise control in every aspect of their lives. They demand your submission. They demand your devotion. They demand your love. 

In return, they'll give you everything your heart desires and take you to impossible heights of pleasure. 

Fifty By Fifty is a series of four boxed sets featuring Fifty Stories by Fifty Bestselling Authors.

Shades of Control is 99 cents for a limited time.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Fangs Fur & Magic Paranormal Romance Sale

Happy almost the weekend! I'm hoping to make it happy for some of you by sharing the fact that Excite Steam is sponsoring the Fangs Fur & Magic Paranormal Romance Sale Event (including a $50 gift card raffle) today through the weekend. Let's start with the BIG one, the Rafflecopter for the gift card!

Lots of paranormal romance on sale! Including:

Turning Wild by Erika Masten (Me me me!)

Drawn suddenly and violently into a world of shifters hiding among humans, Holly is learning that there’s more than one type of were to beware of. One is a threat to her life, another to her heart….

Curvy girl Holly Parker’s life has become a series of simple choices that somehow change the course of her entire future. Taking a shortcut home puts her on a collision course with a maniac who is not what he seems. Keeping her mouth shut about her attacker's fur and fangs lands her a job with a covert agency that tracks and exterminates supernaturals preying on their human neighbors. And now her decision to rely on her intimidatingly sexy neighbor, Dustin Berg, for protection when her wolfish stalker returns opens her eyes not only to the untamed power and passions of the were-soldiers known as Odin’s Wolves but to her place among them.

Caught between her duty to protect people from the kind of attack she suffered and her irresistible attraction to the man—the shifter—who has risked his life to save her from a creature he insists is an aberration hunted by other wolves as well, Holly must decide who is on her side and who is merely using her for their own purposes.

Also on sale at B&N, Apple, and All Romance.

We also have:

Bear Biker Love by Harper Ashe;
Her Forbidden Alpha by Tabitha Conall (also on sale at B&N);
Kiss the Dragon by Michelle Fox (also on sale at Apple);
Highand Wolf Pact by Selena Kitt (also at B&N, Apple, and Kobo);
Invisible Magic Book One: Alex Noziak by Mary Buckham (also at B&N);
Set in Stone by Aurrora St. James (also at B&N and Smashwords);
Witchy Wolf by Alexia Dare (also at B&N);
The Secret Wolf by Ana Fawkes;
Claiming His Fate by Ellis Leigh (also at B&N and Apple).

ALSO, for today and tomorrow, the promotional Aesir Shifters BBW romance short Wilding is FREE at Amazon:

Fear the wilding.

That’s what every werewolf learns, from the oldest alpha to the strongest Odin’s Wolf warrior and even their rival Fenris Wolves.  The wilding steals the soul, the humanity, and finally the human form.  A shifter lost to the wilding is a wolf, a man no more.

When natural scientist, forest ranger, and curvy girl Kimberly Ingalls finds herself forming a strangely emotional connection to the object of her observation, Wolf A217, she never dreams that her fantasies of what 217 would look like as a man would ever come true… until alpha werewolf Will finds himself called back from wolf form to claim his very human, very curvy mate.

Oh heck, while I'm at it, here's a teaser from A Prowl On The Wild Side: An Aesir Shifters BBW Romance Novella (Aesir Shifters #3) due to be released this weekend!

~Excerpt~

And it was, as it turned out, all about a street fair. Great timing for Vanessa, who bristled excitedly at the energy and anticipation of the set-up process and the transformation of a commercial district into a huge outdoor party. Nine square blocks of music stages and spicy food stands sprouted up like flowers between cracks in the pavement as she prowled the thickening crowd in all its sensory glory. Passionate music, hot food, the bright colors of banners and stall signs and summer clothing, and dancing in the streets. Vanessa sipped on a virgin mojito lemonade and wove her way through the crowd with a smile on her face, a sway to her hips, and a lightness of heart that made it seem like a perfect evening, one where anything could happen….

Like finding a 6’4” Nordic Adonis smiling at her from across the street as Vanessa danced idly by herself in front of a guitarist jamming for tips. “Like sex and candy,” she muttered under her breath, immediately thinking of the eighties song. Eric Salo was both rolled into one. Vanessa laughed and shook her head at herself. “You’re talking to yourself, crazy girl.”

If there was ever a man to go crazy for…with that broad Scandinavian face, handsome at first in a tough guy way but then softened by dimples when he smiled and a suggestion of a cleft in his chin…. Vanessa took it in stride when she imagined—hallucinated?—that she could smell him from so far away, amid the throng of so many other people. Delusion or not, she caught the stirring scent of mandarin and rosemary under a woodsy overtone that reminded her of summer vacations in the mountains and the fantasy of sex in the forest. It was probably that she just remembered the smell from encountering her dream man on almost a daily basis.

Another heavy girl might have blushed furiously and turned her head away seeing the man gazing her direction with bright green eyes from over the top of his sunglasses, his shoulder-length blond hair stirring in the hot summer breeze. He wore a hint of a sensual smile on his lush lips as he stood there at ease in his strength. That was the thing—one of the things—that struck Vanessa about Eric Salo. He was one massive man, not just tall but hard and bulging with muscle, and yet he didn’t have that inhibition of movement that some bodybuilder types had. Salo moved with power but also sensual grace, like an animal in his prime, in his element.

Vanessa took a deep breath when she realized her stomach had tensed and started to flutter at the sight of her lunchtime fantasy guy. That was who Eric Salo was to her, that gorgeous hunk who always went to the same café she did for lunch every day, who always sat a couple of stools over from her at the counter right up against the window by the sidewalk, and who always chuckled at the same things she did—at the characters who inhabited these streets and gave them life and color. Like the swarthy young guitarist who had just fallen to his knees in front of Vanessa to bid for her attention, to amuse the crowd, as he did his best to channel Carlos Santana.

Vanessa laughed at the street musician’s antics but kept glancing past her shoulder toward her Viking Adonis. The woman tried not to shake her head at herself again, at the note of familiarity and even possessiveness—as well as hip-wriggling excitement—she felt around the blond stranger. She and Salo literally hadn’t said more than a couple of words to one another. It was an occasional, “Hi,” here and there or an, “Excuse me,” as one or the other got up to leave and had to brush close in the press of the lunchtime crowd. Beyond that… no more than sidelong glances and knowing smiles, and how much of that was Vanessa’s acutely vivid imagination? The only reason she even knew his name was because one of his business cards had fallen out of his wallet one day when he was paying his check.

Eric Salo. Environmental Engineer. Ulmer Engineering Services. As it turned out, the walk from his office every day to the café took Salo right past Koller’s building, past Vanessa.

But tonight… tonight Vanessa wasn’t sure she felt like being passed. Idly smoothing her long straight hair with one hand, hugging her cool drink to her chest with the other, she eyed the crowd around and between Salo and herself. The hulking blond was standing on the opposite curb with his thickly banded arms crossed over his t-shirt-straining chest. Vanessa tried to seem like she was just scanning the crowd and enjoying the sight as she wandered a couple of steps toward the man, right up to the edge of the curb on her side of the street. Was he really watching her? His gaze skipped over the streams of people in their swirls and eddies, flowing up and down the sidewalks and in the barricaded roadway, but his attention did appear to keep snagging on Vanessa.

She sipped her mojito lemonade and wished distantly that it had been the real thing. Not because she needed any kind of liquid courage. If anything, Vanessa was always too bold for the people around her, like her overprotective brother and for people who thought fat girls ought to be (seldom) seen and not heard. But if she approached Eric Salo and he gave her that look, that ‘why would a chubby girl think I was watching her’ squint…. Or if he didn’t and actually had a full conversation with her that led to anything else, and Aubrey found out…. Well then, she could have blamed it on the alcohol. As it was, with virgin lemonade a weak justification, Vanessa was just going to have to admit that she was bad at keeping a low profile, at settling into the quiet little office jobs Aubrey wanted her to have instead of pursuing her public relations major, and at not talking to gorgeous blond strangers.

That step down from the curb sent a vibration up through Vanessa, and not just because she was wearing three-inch heels on her otherwise office-like shoes. She felt the electrical jolt reverberating through her rounded thighs, through her core, up her spine. Hell, even in her sorely neglected clitoris. It had been too long since she had allowed herself the luxury of flirtation, though she thought about it a million times a day. Lately, all million of those romantic, naughty, fanciful thoughts centered on the fantasy man in front of her. The man she was walking toward right that minute with intoxicating, exhilarating, terrifying adrenaline gushing through her body. The man who was, she sensed, watching her from behind those dark sunglasses.

~End Excerpt~

Have a good weekend, and happy reading!

Friday, September 5, 2014

New Aesir Shifters Release FREE Today

Fun news to tell you this Friday!  As part of a Freebie Fest with some of my favorite authors, I have release a short promotional Aesir Shifters BBW romance short story and made it FREE for the next three days on Amazon only.


Fear the wilding. 

That’s what every werewolf learns, from the oldest alpha to the strongest Odin’s Wolf warrior and even their rival Fenris Wolves. The wilding steals the soul, the humanity, and finally the human form. A shifter lost to the wilding is a wolf, a man no more. 

When natural scientist, forest ranger, and curvy girl Kimberly Ingalls finds herself forming a strangely emotional connection to the object of her observation, Wolf A217, she never dreams that her fantasies of what 217 would look like as a man would ever come true… until alpha werewolf Will finds himself called back from wolf form to claim his very human, very curvy mate.


Free this Friday-Sunday at Amazon (including Amazon US, UK, CA, and AU).

Also free:

Michelle Fox's First MoonSelena Kitt's Temptation, Emme Rollin's Following Trouble, Jordan Bell's Her Secret Pleasure, AnnMarie Oakes' Romancing Rosalie, Tabitha Conall's Her Kilted Wolf, Starla Cole's The Rock Star Next Door, Sarah Makela's The Witch Who Cried Wolf, Victoria Wessex's The Curvy Vet and The Billionaire Cowboy, Linda Barlow's Blazing Nights, Adriana Hunter's Surrender, and Danielle Duncan's Evading Nevah!

ALL the links for all participating distributors are HERE!

The Freebie Fest also comes with a contest: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/e05c901529/

Friday, July 11, 2014

READ WILD Event Kicks Off With 99 Cents Shifter Stories and A Kindle Fire Giveaway

It's a great weekend for anyone who loves shifter romance as a group of great authors from Facebook's The Wolf Pack kick off the READ WILD EVENT.  Each author has put at least one of their shifter books on sale for 99 cents and are running a blog hop today in addition to raffling off a Kindle Fire!

Here's the link for the Kindle Fire Raffle!

Here's a link to my Facebook Author Page, where you can win a $10 Amazon gift card, as a starting point for the Facebook Hop.  Over the course of the day, I'll be adding link to other Facebook pages running contests for the event.

My new release is pending.  Keep an eye on my author page today and tomorrow for updates to links where you can buy it.  When it comes out this weekend, A Prowl On The Wild Side will be 99 cents.  If you can't wait quite that long, my Aesir Shifter BBW romance One Wild Night is regularly 99 cents.  :)

Other READ WILD books include:

**double check prices before you buy, in case of glitch or sudden change!**


A Prowl On The Wild Side by Erika Masten (release and links pending).

If a girl is going to be delusional, Vanessa Dreyer’s kind of crazy isn’t so bad.

Trapped by day in a dreary office job, under the thumb of a boss with dubious designs on his curvy assistant, Vanessa dreams at night of prowling the city as a beautiful and powerful beast. Never mind the naked sleepwalking. And there are worse things than the mild sensory hallucinations that would have Vanessa believing she’s faster, stronger, and keener of eye than she really ought to be. The really crazy thing is her feeling that the sexy walking wall of muscle, Eric Salo, truly is flirting with her across the café counter every day at lunch.

But what if, just maybe, Vanessa isn’t crazy?

What if her dreams are her primal animal—her latent shifter—speaking to her?  What if a hidden world of werewolves, werebears, werelions, and weretigers awaits her?  Worse, what if the shadowy men she remembers watching her as a child, before her parents were killed leaving Vanessa and her brother all alone, are real as well and have found her again?  And most importantly, what if the only one who can protect Vanessa and help her figure out who she is and what it all means is a sexy blond werewolf named Eric Salo?

What’s a curvy girl doing losing her head and her heart to a 6’4” Nordic Adonis with fangs and fur?  That’s just crazy.

 

First Moon by Michelle Fox, on sale at Amazon and B&N.














The Secret Wolf by Ana W. Fawkes, on sale at Amazon.












Bear Biker Love by Harper Ashe, on sale at Amazon and B&N.












Moonlight by Victoria Danann, on sale at Amazon.












At Full Sprint by A.E. Grace, on sale at Amazon and B&N.












The First Alpha by K.A. Taylor, on sale at Amazon.












Healer's Fate by Beth Caudill, on sale at Amazon and B&N.












Laid Bear 2 by Marina Maddix, WILL BE on sale at Amazon.  **Currently $3.99, price change still processing**












Harvest Moon by Tabitha Conall, on sale at Amazon.












Shifter Mountain by Anna Soule, on sale at Amazon and B&N.












Romancing The Wolf by Skye Eagleday, on sale at Amazon and B&N.












The Wolf Who Played With Fire by Sarah Makela, on sale at Amazon and B&N.











The Right To A Bear's Arms by Carina Wilder, on sale at Amazon.












Dark Velvet by Lisa Carlisle, on sale at Amazon and B&N.












Midnight Hunt by Ariel Burnz, on sale at Amazon and B&N.