Friday, January 30, 2015

Interview with a Black Hills Wolf

By Taryn Kincaid
They’ve been inseparable since meeting—10 years after the Black Wolves pack’s evil former alpha ground him into sausage on the floor of The Den and banished him from the pack – when Summer chucked him with black walnuts, Beemer medallions and a Dodge ram logo to drag him back to the land of the living.
Well, except today, when both are on a whirlwind publicity tour because of the release of WOLF’S SONG.  Summer’s over at the Black Hills Wolves blog taking care of business there even as we speak.
Which has made Brick grouchier than usual. So you’ll just have to bear with him. Like Gee does. Pretend you’re a 300-pound werebear and see how far that gets you.

DDD: So, Brick…thanks for showing up.
Brick: I’d say my pleasure, but I’d be lying.
DDD: Um, okay then. Maybe we should just plunge right in, anyway?
Brick shrugs.
DDD: Worst day ever?
Brick: Bet you think I’m gonna say the day Magnum and his henchmen stomped me into pulp and banished me from Los Lobos.
DDD: Did cross my mind.
Brick: Not even close. Bad as that was it was nothing to the terror of Summer’s Uncle Cal trying to tear us apart and mate her to one of his cat lieutenants.
DDD: Best day ever.
Brick: Well, one of them involves the words “Bite me.”  That’s about as far as I’ll go with that.
DDD: Okey-dokey, then. One more question and I’ll let you go: Best thing about Summer.
Brick: Yeah, okay. There’s no ONE best thing. They’ll all best things. But I do like a female who can keep up with me. And soar.
DDD: Thanks stopping by, Brick!


BLURB:
Ten years ago, visions of death and the babble of lupine voices in his head, drove lone wolf Brick Northridge to challenge his cruel and greedy pack alpha. Beaten by the alpha’s thugs and banished from the pack, Brick lives a life of seclusion in a mountain cabin in the Black Hills.
Born into a rival clan of feline shifters, skinwalker Summer McCoy, in her guise as a raven, watches Brick from afar, giving him back a reason to live through her sweet songs and special gifts.
But when her clan attempts to tear them apart and threatens the pack that banished Brick so many years before, will their love be strong enough to withstand the forces bent on their destruction?

EXCERPT:

      Summer McCoy perched in the uppermost branches of her special Ponderosa pine, in raven guise, engaging in her favorite pastime, spying on the lone wolf chopping wood below. Two days’ worth of whiskers shadowed his rigid jaw. She loved when he forgot—or didn’t bother—to shave. Scruffy stubble suited him. 
       The sun beat down on the back of his bronzed neck and shone on his hair, the color of roasted coffee, a shade lighter than the dark shadow that charcoaled his face. 
She fluffed her feathers in anticipation. Take your shirt off, Brick. She’d heard the giant werebear, Gee, call him that name a decade ago. He’d made some joke about a wall and the hardness of the male’s head. But Brick hadn’t laughed back then. Not ever. 
He’d fascinated her from the moment he’d arrived in the glade, bruised and battered. Once she’d learned his name, she’d treasured it, taking pleasure from repeating it often. Secretly, of course. Unwrapping the syllable frequently to admire its radiance in the privacy of her tree house, the way a woman wearing pearls against her warm skin enhanced their luminosity and iridescence. 
Now, as if he’d heard her silent urging, he complied with her plea, shrugging out of the plaid flannel and flinging it onto a tree stump. Her beak opened as she sucked in breath. Sweat glistened on his torso, glazing rippling pecs and abs, shoulders broad enough to span the Badlands. A huge, incredible specimen of masculinity. Thick biceps flexed as he wielded the ax. Her heart beat faster than a hummingbird’s wings. Heat licked her.

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AUTHOR BIO:
Taryn Kincaid is the author of the Sleepy Hollow series--LIGHTNING,THUNDER,FROST,HEAT WAVE and IN FROM THE COLD -- sexy paranormal romances for Decadent Publishing's popular 1Night Stand series; BLIZZARD, a short erotic romance for Decadent's The Edge line; among other works.Visit her at:  


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Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Hypnotist

By Virginia Nelson

Have you ever been afraid to go after what you wanted? Maybe felt that with just one little nudge or a ‘ten seconds of bravery’ moment, you could accomplish what you wanted and make your dreams come true?
I gotta be honest…I’ve felt that way hundreds of times. Given the opportunity, for instance, at a lot of book conferences, I hide in my room. I got all stealth/ninja mode and lurk in corners, listening to conversations to see how people interact. I tell myself it is for my books, that it helps me write characters that are more real and who really feel something.
To be honest? I do this because I’m scared. I’m petrified I’m going to fumble, manage a social face plant—because I usually do—and ostracize myself. I think it was Mark Twain who said something about not saying anything being the better choice…since people might think you were stupid, but opening your mouth removed all doubt.
I took that idea and made a short, sexy story. What if a woman, afraid of living her life because she didn’t want to get hurt, was hypnotically suggested to do what she dared?
To find out what happened, I guess you would have to read a book, but what thing do you wish you dared to do?

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Blurb:

Who knew quitting could be so hot?
Carnie Sabatina wants to quit smoking, but is a hypnotist really the answer? Enter Doctor McSexy and a trip down the rabbit hole that not only breaks her bad habit, but sets her passion on fire.
Is it tempting fate to take control?
Michael Schommer's love life crashed and burned when his ex dumped him for his best friend. Is it too much to ask for a woman who wants to share more with him than a quick roll between the sheets?
Enter Patient McHottie, whose bad habits open a Pandora's box of secret cravings for the hypnotist and the patient....
Burning up!
One hypnotic suggestion sends them up in flames, but will temptation and passion be enough to turn their parlor tricks into happily ever after?

©2012 Virginia Nelson; (P)2014 Virginia Nelson

About the Author
Virginia Nelson believed them when they said, “Write what you know.” Small town girl writing small town romance, her characters are as full of flaws, misunderstandings, and flat out mistakes as Virginia herself. When she’s not writing or plotting to take over the world, she likes to hang out with the greatest kids in history, play in the mud, drive far too fast, and scream at inanimate objects. Virginia likes knights in rusted and dinged up armor, heroes that snarl instead of croon, and heroines who can’t remember to say the right thing even with an author writing their dialogue. Her books are full of snark, sex, and random acts of ineptitude—not always in that order.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A Book with a Difference

                                                             
By Barbara Elsborg

Decadent took a chance on me a few years ago and with my suspense story – Chosen. It’s not an erotic romance. It’s light on the romance and heavy on the suspense and if you don’t like dark, violent stories, then stop reading now. If you do like twisted tales and strong heroines, then you might like Chosen.
I wrote it long before the spate of true life stories emerged of women who’ve been kidnapped and held in secrecy for weeks, months, years. I remember my husband saying to me that he didn’t think my story was realistic and sadly, it turned out to be all too possible. Not the time for ‘I told you so’.
Kate is just an ordinary young woman who finds herself caught up in a nightmare after she opens the door to a stranger. Careful as she is, she’s not careful enough and I must admit that I now put the chain on the door before I open it. I wish there weren’t guys like Jack out there, but there are.
Shortly after I’d finished the story, I had a visit from the police who wanted to show me the photo of a necklace they’d found in a car. Was it mine? No. But the car once had been. I sold it a year earlier. It was put into an auction and the guy who bought it murdered a young woman in the next town. The necklace hadn’t been hers and the police were concerned there might have been another murder victim. I never did learn if there was.
My story has a happy ending. I don’t read or write stories that leave me feeling depressed! Kate is a survivor. I hope I’d be as brave as her.

Blurb: 
Some crimes can never be forgotten.
      Kate Evans doesn’t take risks. She chose her apartment with care—a safe district with a good neighbor—a place where she can live a quiet, unassuming, under-the-radar existence. Then she makes one mistake and opens her door to accept a delivery of flowers from a secret admirer and her life will never be the same again. A guy she’s never seen before bursts into her apartment and asks her to marry him. Jack Thompson won’t take no for an answer and drags Kate on a cross country journey to hell.
      Invalided out of the police, Nathan Beranson works as a private investigator in San Antonio, Texas where he spends too much of his time following unfaithful spouses and delivering the bad news to their partners. When his fiancĂ©e cheats on him with Jack Thompson, the half-brother Nathan’s only just met, he becomes obsessed with Jack in the same unhealthy way as his revenge-seeking clients. By the time Nathan finally realizes putting the ghosts of the past to rest is a wiser option than settling an old score, it’s too late. He’s already been drawn into his sibling’s latest deadly game and Nathan and Kate find their nightmare is only just beginning.


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Details of all my books are on my website www.barbaraelsborg.com 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Who is Xio Davis?

 Who is Xio Davis, bank robber, wolf shifter, twin to Xan Davis? Something more?
You don’t hear a lot about them, but Chinese workers helped to build the transcontinental railroad and became a pivotal part of taming the West. Many worked long hours, under dangerous conditions, drilling holes for explosives on the sides of mountains while they hung in baskets in extreme heat and cold, working against the brutal elements of the Midwest.
Many came from Guangdong province, a place in civil unrest, deep in poverty. Hungry, needing to provide for their families, many migrated to the United States for the work offered, work that because of the conditions, many already living in America refused to take.
Because the railroad wanted to keep their workers happy. skilled Chinese cooks made more than the unskilled workers, and were sought after for their abilities to create the meals the Chinese workers exclusively ate. In Black Hills Desperado, Xio’s grandmother, Mai Ling was one of those workers, feeding crews who laid the rail across the West. But she was much more, which Xio discovers in her lesson from Gee, an anti-social werebear that runs a bar called The Den.

“Mai Ling served meals to the men laying the rails. When the railroad came through the Badlands, she met your grandfather, Eli Snow.”
“What’s for chow?” he asked.
Startled, Mai Ling lifted her gaze from the stew. She noticed a tall man with blond hair and fancy clothes leaning on the chuck wagon she’d brought out to where the men worked. Slung low across his hips was a holster, and in the hand-tooled leather rested an even more impressive revolver that would certainly send her to her backside if she tried to fire it. Big man. Big gun. “You work with crew?”
“No, ma’am. I’m passing through to Los Lobos.”
He stared at her from under the brim of a weathered cowboy hat. There had been enough heat in his eyes to make her turn red, even though there was ice on the ground and a wind that blew down from the north, making the day quite frigid.
She wanted to tell him the food was for the crew only, but something in the man’s expression told her he wouldn’t take no for an answer. So she lied. “Dog.”
The gunslinger straightened his spine, scowling at the kettle hanging over the fire. He sniffed and curled his lip. “Dog?”
“You no like?”
“No, ma’am. I no like.”
“Why you no like?” She lifted the ladle to her mouth and took a bite of the beef stew, watching him cringe.
“I guess you could say I’m a bit of a mongrel, and eating that would make me feel like a cannibal.”
“It’s good. You try some.” Scooping up another portion, Mai Ling thrust the utensil out to Eli. “You no look like dog.”


Xio Davis’s heritage runs deep in the Black Hills. A wolf shifter, rebel and orphan, she finds herself at the mercy of a ruthless Alpha, Magnum. Life gets worse for her when her brother leaves to serve his country. Xio chooses a different path out, riding out of Los Lobos on the back of a stranger’s motorcycle, sinking deep into the criminal underworld.
But finding her way home is harder than leaving, and Xio must come to terms with her past and who she is, where she comes from, before she can move forward with her life and Mate, Marcus Cazador. Can she break free from being the bad girl of the Black Hills, or will she meet her end where her story started?

Today, my Black Hills Wolves story, Black Hills Desperado releases. Please join me in celebrating the launch of this new series. You can purchase book number 3, Black Hills Desperado here: Black Hills Desperado

Bio:
D. L. Jackson is an award-winning author of urban fantasy, science fiction, military romance and erotic romance. She loves to incorporate crazy plot twists, comedy and the unexpected into her worlds. As a U.S. Army veteran, she naturally adores men in uniform and feels the world could always use more. She does her part by incorporating as many sexy soldiers in her novels as she can. When she isn't writing or running the roads, you can often find her online chatting with her peers and readers. Grab a cup of iced coffee, pull up your virtual chair and say hi. She loves emails and blog visits from her readers. www.authordljackson.com

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