In one week, FOR BETTER OR FOR WOLF will release. I can’t wait for you all to read Connor’s story. Connor is one of the werewolf twins and he is such a fun character, I think you will really enjoy him. And Olivia is such a great foil for him!
With 7 days until the release, I thought we would celebrate this week with some teasers and a book sale! Look out for the teasers later this week, but the book sale is running now. TO HAVE AND TO HOWL, book three in my wedding planners series is on sale for a limited time at 99 cents.
HOWL is the story of second love. I have a special place in my heart for this couple. It features Jack who is Connor’s twin. So even though the books in this series are all standalone, it’s fun to read the other twin’s story as well.
Check it out below…
TO HAVE AND TO HOWL – 99 Cents for a Limited Time!
Law means following the rules. Love means breaking them.
Julia Cole is a lawyer on a mission. After three long years, her husband’s murderers have been convicted. Until their leader breaks out of magically-strengthened, impossible-to-break-handcuffs in the courtroom, that is. Someone is helping them. And that someone is threatening Julia. But she will not back down from them or the man tasked to protect her…a man who scrambles her long-buried emotions.
Jack Dawson is a werewolf with a secret. One that could change his life forever. But his problems have to take a back seat while he protects Julia. He can’t afford to let down his guard—against the evil forces threatening Julia, against his growing feelings for her, fighting to be heard, and against his secret—which could destroy everything.
Can Julia and Jack finally let go of their pasts and begin a new happy ever after together?
Forgive me for posting my weekly blog a day late, my friends. But I think it was worth the wait and I hope you do too!
A few weeks ago, I shared my cover of FOR BETTER OR FOR WOLF, the fourth book in my wedding planner series that is releasing on September 16th. Today I am actually going to share the next cover in the series! FOR WITCH OR FOR POOR is releasing on October 14th and is now available for preorder as well.
Check out the cover and blurb below…
For Witch or For Poorer – Book 5 in the Paranormal Wedding Planner Series!
When magic isn’t so magical.
A lonely wolf. Maeve Callahan has never had a true family to call her own. Recently adopted into the West Coast pack, she will do anything to stop her past from destroying her newly found brothers. Unfortunately, the evil wolf who raised her and a vengeful coven have other plans. When a warlock is called in to help, Maeve’s instant attraction to him couldn’t be worse timing.
A power-shy warlock. Giz Kelly does not cast spells. Period. His father taught him the hard way that magic can destroy the people you love. But when the supernatural team he works for gets called in to help the pack, he finds himself breaking his vow in order to protect Maeve.
When the coven attacks and lives are at stake, can Maeve and Giz embrace their powers to save the pack and each other? And in doing so realize that love can be the greatest magic of all?
So what do you think???? I love the kitties myself 🙂
Book Three in The Realm trilogy is heading out into the world today! As usual, I am sharing my release day kickbutt writer princess picture with you! Tah, dah!
I am so excited to share Sergei’s story with you. Both Misha and Aleksei are larger than life and I love their personalities (and don’t worry, they both play large parts in this book) but there is something special about Sergei.
Sergei sees himself as a disappointment to his family, but they set him straight like good families are supposed to. And that’s another reason why this story is special – yes, it’s about Sergei finding purpose and love, but it’s about the importance of FAMILY.
I hope you enjoy this book! It has been a wild and crazy year – especially releasing a new book a month for three months (whose idea was that, anyway?).
Take a look and if you missed the first two books, Misha and Aleksei are waiting patiently…
And before I sign off, today is Veteran’s Day in the States and I have to take a moment to mention the men and women who have served and continue to serve in the armed services. Thank you.
Last week, I celebrated Halloween with parties and costumes! This year, I dressed up as a Minion. What do you think?
I got a kick out of it and the costume was like wearing a warm hug all day long.
I also bought something appropriate for celebrating the Halloween season. In the past, I have had trouble not buying Halloween decorations. This year I controlled myself (for the most part) until I saw this pillow.
Now how could I walk away from that? I am the Queen of Halloween – self appointed – but still true.
And as the Queen of Halloween, I am giving you a treat today (better than a trick, I think).
Attached below is an excerpt from DEMONS ARE FOREVER, the third book in my Realm Trilogy that releases one week from today on the 12th!
Sergei Chesnokov was a demon without purpose. A pathetic admission, especially for someone two hundred forty-five years old, but true nonetheless.
The bell sounded, announcing that the plane had taxied to the gate and passengers could leave their seats, and the people around him leapt into action. Always the same–everyone trying to wrestle with bags that were too big and should never have been in the overhead to begin with, then jockeying for position to rush off the plane to their newest adventure, only to have to wait for their connecting flight or ride.
Sergei used to be like them, traveling throughout the world for the past century to experience everything it had to offer, and using his camera to capture it. So much anticipation. Hell, he had been one of the first to cross the ocean on a commercial flight. There was something about being the first that appealed to him. Maybe being the third son played into it. Growing up, he had never been the first to do anything…except disappoint his father.
“Is everything okay, sir?”
The plane was empty, the flight attendant looking at him with concern. “Yes. I’m fine. I’m not in a rush, so I decided to let everyone else get off first.”
She smiled. “It is a bit crazy, isn’t it?”
Sergei pulled his backpack out from under the seat in front of him and stood. “Yes.” He grabbed his appropriately-sized duffel from the overhead as well.
She walked with him to the front of the plane. “Is Chicago your home?”
Chicago. He’d forgotten where he was for a moment. Nonstop traveling did that. “No. I’m not home. Have a good day.”
The teeming crowd of people had him stopping in the middle of the terminal to get his bearings. He hadn’t been in the States for a while now, and it always took a few days to acclimate to the craziness. Next step was to grab something to eat and then figure out where he wanted to go next.
Sergei pulled his phone out and switched out of airplane mode. In seconds, it beeped, telling him he had a voice mail. He frowned at the name—Irina, his grandmother. She insisted that he call her on Sundays if he was in an area that actually had cell phone service.
The call came in an hour ago – five pm on a Tuesday. His stomach twisted. Something had to be wrong.
Sergei hurried over to the wall, dropped his duffel at his feet, hit play, and listened.
“Sergei, you need to come home. Aleksei is in grave danger. Call the following number and talk to Kyle. She’ll pick you up at the airport and explain everything. Please, Grandson. Your family needs you.”
Sergei’s chest tightened. What kind of message was that? What had happened to his brother?
He called his grandmother’s cell, but it went to voice mail. Then he listened to her message again and wrote down the number for this Kyle person before rushing to the ticket counter. Luckily only one person stood in front of him. He studied the flight screens while he waited. A flight to Cleveland left in less than an hour. Stepping up to the counter, he booked a seat on the plane even though the ticket agent said he would have to run to make it.
Ticket in hand, he ran toward the gate and yelled for them to stop before they closed the door. He clambered onto the plane, stuffed his duffel into an overhead, and dialed the number his grandmother had given him. The person answered on the second ring.
“Irina gave me your number before she left. Where are you?”
“I’m in Chicago, and just got on a plane for Cleveland, so I should be there in an hour.”
“Good. I’ll be at arrivals waiting for you. I’ll be in a black van.”
“What’s going on, Kyle? Where’s my grandmother?”
“Your family is trying to help Aleksei.”
Sergei let out a breath at the use of present tense. “So he’s not dead.”
“No. I’ll explain everything to you as soon as I can, but it would be better to do it in person.”
Sergei gripped the phone tighter and opened his mouth to argue.
A flight attendant stopped beside him. “I’m sorry, sir. You’ll have to turn off your phone now.”
“I’ll call you when I land, Kyle.” Sergei hung up the phone and flipped it into airplane mode as the plane taxied down the runway.
He leaned against the headrest and rubbed his hands on his jeans.
“Are you okay, son?”
He hadn’t been paying attention to anyone when he boarded, and he turned to look at the older human female next to him who’d made the comment.
“Are you afraid to fly?”
He shook his head. “No.”
“Are you traveling for work?”
He wanted to ignore her questions, but he had been taught to respect elders, even though he was older than she was by at least a hundred years. “I’m visiting my family.”
“Ah. Families are both wonderful and stressful. I hope your trip home is a happy one.” She picked up the book in her lap and thankfully began to read.
Home. He didn’t have a real home anymore. And now the family he had for all intents and purposes abandoned was in trouble. His grandmother had been telling him for a while now to come home, but he always made excuses. Now he didn’t know what awaited him.
He hadn’t spoken to either of his brothers in a long time. He had little in common with his older brother, Misha, and the last conversation he had with Aleksei had ended in an argument. What if those were the last words they would ever speak to each other?
Sergei ran his hands over his face. He had a lot to make up for. He just hoped he wasn’t too late.
So did that entice you??? The Queen of Halloween hopes so!
It’s release day, it’s release day! DEMONS ARE A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND is available for your reading pleasure.
I am so happy to celebrate with you and Aleksei today. And of course, Misha plays a part as well in the story (as does Kyle – she wouldn’t have it any other way). Plus we finally get to meet baby brother, Sergei too. Which makes sense after all since in less than a month, his book will be coming out as well!
But enough about Sergei. This is Aleksei’s day and he is expecting me to spread the word. He tried to give me a project plan for release day, but I told him I had it under control! I did agree to color-coordinate my outfit with his amazing cover. There needs to be compromise in a relationship, right?
As usual, here is my release day tiara pic.
Aleskei is looking quite dapper if I do say so myself. See that little smirk on his face? He’s obviously up to something, but then, when isn’t Aleksei up to something?
Thanks for joining the celebration today, we appreciate it!
In one week, DEMONS ARE A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND will be out in the world. I’m super excited for Aleksei’s story to release for several reasons.
For one thing, it is a story of seeming opposites. A high-powered, over-thinking, OCD, male paired with a gut-following, fearless female. How could opposites attract??
Because they compliment each other and teach each other to take a risk! Hee, hee, I love it when that happens.
I also love creating powerful female characters and Naya is definitely one of those. What makes it cool, is that Aleskei is also a strong male. Tempers flare and sparks fly. Are you intrigued yet?
And there is something special about Aleksei. I think it’s because when we first met Aleksei in the Mind Sweeper series he was a bit pompous. And even though Kyle quickly put him in his place (and continues to do so) he evolved into a wonderful character. Which made me want to write his story.
I love when characters surprise us and make us root for them, right?
So I’ll stop here, since I could keep going and going. But I want to save something for the release!
Hallelujah, my friends! The day has come where Misha’s story heads out into the world. Today is the release day for DEMONS WILL BE DEMONS!
Misha and I want to welcome you to our celebration. It includes food (for Misha), tiaras (for me) and bubbly (for both us)!
Those of you who have been along for the new release day celebrations in the past know that I take a tiara pick to celebrate my kickbutt writer princess status. And since I can’t disappoint my readers, I have attached the pic!
In addition to my tiara pic, I spent this past weekend at a writer’s conference where two of my dearest writer friends – Sonali Dev and Miranda Liasson – agreed to celebrate in true tiara style. Check us out below!
Miranda insisted on holding Misha, since he is one of her book boyfriends! But all three of the brothers insisted in being in the picture!
I hope you are as excited as I am about the release. Feel free to crack open a bottle of bubbly and join the celebration with us!!
On Monday, DEMONS WILL BE DEMONS will release! Which means Misha will be getting his happy-ever-after! He is so excited about finally finding his true love, that he’s working on dating strategies.
Since two of Misha’s favorite things in the world are food and retro TV , it shouldn’t come as a surprise that his first date idea is dinner and a show.
Here are some of his ideas:
- Pork chops with homemade applesauce along with a marathon of The Brady Bunch (the episodes before Oliver came along).
- Hamburgers & fries followed up by Fonzie and the Happy Days‘ Gang.
- Barbecue and cornbread while watching Dukes of Hazard.
Needless to say, I think our friend needs some advice. If anyone is so inclined, please give Misha some ideas….anyone….anyone….Bueller…