This project has been in the works for months and it finally hit the retail sites today. Tales of the Were: Rocky remains one of my most popular books and now it’s my very first book to be put into audio. Here’s a bit about it and where you can get it:
On the run from her husband’s killers, there is only one man who can help her now… her Rock.
Maggie is on the run from those who killed her husband nine months ago. She knows the only one who can help her is Rocco, a grizzly shifter she knew in her youth. She arrives on his doorstep in labor with twins. Magical, shapeshifting, bear cub twins destined to lead the next generation of werecreatures in North America.
Rocky is devastated by the news of his Clan brother’s death, but he cannot deny the attraction that has never waned for the small human woman who stole his heart a long time ago. Rocky absented himself from her life when she chose to marry his childhood friend, but the years haven’t changed the way he feels for her.
And now there are two young lives to protect. Rocky will do everything in his power to end the threat to the small family and claim them for himself. He knows he is the perfect Alpha to teach the cubs as they grow into their power… if their mother will let him love her as he has always longed to do.
* Look for the other books in this series, available now in ebook and print.
The Tales of the Were includes:
Main series: Lords of the Were, Inferno
The Others: Rocky, Slade
Redstone Clan: Grif, Red, Magnus, Bobcat, and Matt
The Brotherhood of Blood series is related, and includes:
Vamps: One & Only (novella), Rare Vintage (novella), Phantom Desires (novella), Sweeter Than Wine (novel), & Forever Valentine (novella).
Wolves: Wolf Hills, Wolf Quest
The String of Fate series is also related and includes:
Cat’s Cradle, King’s Throne, and Jacob’s Ladder
The Wild Irish series has made the Collins clan one of the most beloved families in erotic romance and now they’re sporting a brand new look with gorgeous covers and…for the first time ever…there is a Wild Irish box set. Read the first four books in the series: Come Monday, Ruby Tuesday, Waiting for Wednesday and Sweet Thursday in this special set – four books for the price of only two!
If you haven’t had an opportunity to read these stories, I hope you’ll take the opportunity to grab them now.
Come Monday (a BDSM romance between Keira and her college professor)
After the death of her mother, Keira Collins became a surrogate parent to her six younger brothers and sisters, her own dreams put on hold. Now, at twenty-seven, she’s finally pursuing a college degree. Between classes, working at the family pub and still tending to siblings, she’s no time for romance. So why is she spending all her rare free time fantasizing about hot Professor Wallace bending her over his desk?
Ruby Tuesday (a bit of romantic suspense as virgin Teagan falls for Sky, the rock star)
Teagan Collins has never aspired to fame and fortune. She’s content taking care of family, friends and neighbors, and singing in her family’s pub. Working on an album with Sky tests her patience…and her libido. The hot rocker plays her body like a fine instrument, their desire deepening with each song they write.
Waiting for Wednesday (alpha male Tris has met his match in the beautiful, yet broken Lane, a woman he befriended at Pat’s Pub)
Tristan Collins knows Lane Bryce is strictly hands-off. She’s smart, funny, kind…and married. But he still looks forward to her once-a-week visits to the family pub where he tends bar. When she fails to arrive one Wednesday, Tris is concerned. When he learns she’s in the hospital, brutally beaten after attempting to leave her unhappy marriage, he’s enraged. Tris vows to protect her, but doesn’t get the chance—Lane checks out of the hospital and disappears without a trace.
A year later, newly divorced Lane is back, and enjoying her independence too much to embark on a relationship. Tris intends to prove she can have freedom and love, and he’s not above using seduction to do it. The more she resists, the more he sets her body ablaze with a pleasure she’s never known.
Sweet Thursday (a red hot m/f/m menage)
In high school, Lily was too shy to do anything about her feelings for her best friends, Justin and Killian. Now she’s ready to put to rest her regrets with a proposal that might shock even her oversexed friends—the three of them, together, one night, multiple positions.
K and J are more than a little surprised to see Lily at their ten-year reunion. The plain Jane they remember is now a stunning woman—who wants to have sex with both of them. Who are they to deny her?
The remainder of the Wild Irish stories are for individual sale only.
Friday I’m in Love (a romantic story that shows how alpha Ewan helps Natalie battle depression)
Saturday Night Special (a romantic comedy featuring the outrageous Riley and her sexy, kinky best friend Aaron)
Any Given Sunday (an m/m/f menage with light BDSM overtones)
Wild Irish Christmas (a holiday short story)
Care for an exclusive sneak peek of Come Monday?
He got out of the car, placing his hands on his hips when she emerged before he reached her door.
“What are you doing?” he asked.
“Getting out. Isn’t this the restaurant?”
“I mean you should have waited for me to open your door.”
She waved him off with a soft laugh. “I’m the oldest of seven, Will. Believe me, there’s very little I can’t do for myself.”
He didn’t share her mirth. “That isn’t the point. When you’re with me, I’ll take care of you.”
Her smile dimmed in the face of his seriousness. “I didn’t mean to insult you. I’m just used to looking out for myself.”
He gave her a grin and walked closer, trapping her between him and the open car door. “That isn’t a good enough excuse. After all, I opened your door for you back at the pub. I think perhaps you should be punished for your transgression.”
“Punished?” she whispered. He watched her face very closely, fully prepared to back off the moment he sensed she was afraid. His cock went into full alert when her face betrayed not fear, but excitement.
“You were a bad girl and correction is required.”
She placed her hand on the car to steady herself and he was treated to a quick glance of her nipples as they tightened beneath her loose-fitting blouse.
“Give me your panties,” he commanded.
“What?” she asked.
“I don’t ask twice, Keira. Take off your panties and hand them to me. Now.”
She glanced around the dark parking lot and he realized her hesitance wasn’t based on disbelief, but rather concern at being seen.
“No one can see you. You’re perfectly shielded between me and the door. Even if that weren’t the case, I would expect you to obey. You have five seconds to comply or I’ll add another punishment.”
She quickly—and with surprising efficiency—pushed her panties down. She bent slightly to pull them over her shoes before rising to give them to him.
He took them, his chest tightening to discover them damp. “So wet,” he murmured, leaning closer to her. She closed her eyes and he knew she expected him to kiss her. He grinned at her sweet innocence. “I’m going to expect a taste of you before the meal is over.”
Her eyes flew open. “A taste?”
He lifted her panties to his nose and inhaled. “You smell delicious.”
Check out the new Wild Irish covers!
First, let me say how happy I am that my turn has rolled around again to be blog mom on International Heat. I hope you’re all having a lovely Sunday!
You may have noticed that a bunch of new books have been coming out lately from many of the writers who are part of International Heat. Mari Carr, in particular, has been re-issuing quite a few of her books with new looks for 2014, and we’ve all been keeping our resident artist, Valerie Tibbs, quite busy with projects for our new book covers. Here’s one she just did for me. Isn’t it gorgeous?
Now that the new school year has started here in the U.S., things are starting to move again. I think a lot of us took the summer off – or at least, slowed down a bit. I know I did! I didn’t really intend to do so, but it just sort of happened. I think I’d pushed so hard to have a lot of new books out earlier in the year, that I sort of burnt myself out a bit. I needed a little time off – like a kid on summer vacation from school – to regroup and go on a bit of a vacation.
I managed to do two trips this summer, to two conventions. (Here’s the part where I get to tell you all what I did on my summer vacation! LOL) First, in July, I went to my first-ever RWA national convention in San Antonio, Texas. RWA stands for “Romance Writers of America” and is the big organization for romance writers of all kinds. It was quite an eye-opener to go to this convention, and that’s about all I can say because truly, I was overwhelmed.
I had a week home to recover before heading out again to the Authors After Dark convention, held this year in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Part of Jacob’s Ladder is set in the mountains of North Carolina. Coincidence?) AAD is a fantastic gathering of readers, authors, and all-around zany people. I had a great time and it was probably the highlight of my summer.
Now, after getting away a bit and recovering from my travels, I’m back to work and hitting it hard. Jacob’s Ladder is releasing in about a month and I’m working on something that might be a surprise release for November. A little follow-up to a relationship that was hinted at in Jacob’s Ladder. I just was inspired to write the story, which I think will end up being a long-ish novella, and hope to have it polished and ready before the Christmas season starts. We’ll see how it goes…
Meanwhile, I’ll be around most of the week, here on the blog. Feel free to ask questions in the comments if you want to know anything in particular, and I’ll address it either there or in a future post. Sound good? Good. Now, everybody gear up for a fun week!
January next year sees the beginning of my new series, Outback Skies. As you can probably guess, the series is set in the Outback, in the town of Wallaby Ridge. In that town, there’s a pub called Outback Skies, and it is in that pub that four friends catch-up every Friday afternoon…four men whose job all entail flying high in the skies that stretch across the Australian Outback.
Would you like me to introduce you to them?
Matt Corvin (Breathless for You, Book One)
Matt is a GP. Or more to the point, a Royal Flying Doctor Service doctor. He is also the world’s sweetest man. Which means when he lets loose his dominating sexual side, Tash, his prickly pilot, is more than a little surprised…
Evan Alexander (Burn for You, Book Two)
Aviation firefighter, Evan is one of the most tortured heroes I’ve ever written. A broken man needing to be healed. But he’s determined not to let anyone into his heart, and that includes the woman he used to fantasize about almost half a decade ago. Of course, she’s not going to walk away from Evan. Who could?
Ryan Taylor (Bare for You, Book Three)
Ryan is almost your typical Outback cowboy. I say almost typical, because he rounds up cattle via helicopter, not on the back on a horse. He’s also Wallaby Ridge’s only opening gay citizen. Which makes getting a date in a town of 700 not that easy. And then Federal Member for the Arts and Culture, Jeremy Craig arrives in town to open an indigenous art gallery…a man who, on the outside is very very hetrosexual. A man predicted to become the next Australian Deptuy Prime Minister…
Charlie Baynard (Better with You, Book Four)
There’s not much I can tell you about Wallby Ridge’s Senior Constable, Charlie. Take my word on it when I say three words sum Charlie up: enigmatic, menacing, and sarcastic. Oh, four words…but that fourth word involves a woman on Interpol’s Most Wanted list. A woman coming to get Charlie…
So there you have the four heroes of Outback Skies. Based purely on their intro, which one would you most like to share a beer with in the pub?