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Hope Restored Release Day

Hope Restored, the third and final novella in my Divine Temptation Series, released today from Ellora’s Cave and is topping the EC’s top rated list. For those who’ve read Thirteen Nights and/or Life Reignited, this is Marta’s story.  Everyone deserves their happy ending.

Marta’s hero is Paean, the brooding, exiled demigod, proudly displayed on the cover.  HopeRestored_MSR

Blurb

Marta, an Amazon warrior, is going insane. Born an empath, she cannot block the emotions of others. As the Greek gods she serves go mad from the loss of their powers in the modern world, they are dragging her down with them. Her only hope—find Paean—the demigod of healing, banished centuries ago from Olympus for crimes long forgotten.

Paean wanders the earth an empty shell. Stripped of his powers, cursed with immortality and the relentless carnal hungers of a god, he finds escape only in his music. Until Marta finds him. Her love-making restores his magic and her courage gives him something to believe in again.

When the Roman gods attack and weaken the Greeks, the Olympians wants Paean back. They will do whatever is necessary to keep him there.

Buy Links

Ellora’s Cave (Excerpt Available)

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

Kobo

All Romance (Excerpt Available)

Brooding demigod anyone? #coverreveal

And so my non-writing life has been packed to the max, taking on that almost nonsensical level of busyness that marks the 21st century where the digital product has taken its role in the pantheon of gods.

Somewhere, somehow, stealing five minutes here and five minutes there, I completed the third and final novella in my Divine Temptation Series, Hope Restored. For those who’ve read Thirteen Nights and/or Life Reignited, this is Marta’s story. Its about time, don’t you think? Everyone deserves their happy ending.

Marta’s hero is Paean, the brooding, exiled demigod, proudly displayed on the cover.  Their story releases from Ellora’s Cave on July 24rth. I hope you pick up a copy. HopeRestored_MSR

Blurb

Marta, an Amazon warrior, is going insane. Born an empath, she cannot block the emotions of others. As the Greek gods she serves go mad from the loss of their powers in the modern world, they are dragging her down with them. Her only hope—find Paean—the demigod of healing, banished centuries ago from Olympus for crimes long forgotten.

Paean wanders the earth an empty shell. Stripped of his powers, cursed with immortality and the relentless carnal hungers of a god, he finds escape only in his music. Until Marta finds him. Her love-making restores his magic and her courage gives him something to believe in again.

When the Roman gods attack and weaken the Greeks, the Olympians wants Paean back. They will do whatever is necessary to keep him there.

What are you thinking?

About the Rose #Giveaway

Rose On Wood BWWhen asked what key element defined the the essence of Thirteen Nights, my answer, as you would probably guess from the book’s cover, was a rose.

Yes, there is a rose scene and its fun, sexy and sets down the nature of the relationship. Here, take a peak. Its rated R so by reading forward you are agreeing to be at least 18 years of age.

“Your pleasure belongs to me, Antiope.”

Satisfied he’d proven his worth, she bent forward, inviting him in. “May your seed conceive a new warrior.” She said the required words to begin the first taking. Instead of a powerful entry, a whisper of silk glided up one thigh, floated across her mons and slid down the other. The rose. An offer of a different kind—a test of who they’d be.

“Call me Annie.” The name she used in the human world, an alternate identity—one that reflected her whole self, not just the warrior.

Tai, being the creative kind of guy he is, finds a few uses for that rose. But I’ll let you read that yourself.

Close-up View of a Pink RoseAs you can see, the rose represents more than the beauty and bite of love. In this story, it signifies the gentling of the warrior; the acceptance of a new way of being. When Annie takes the flower, accepts Tai’s unexpected use of it, she opens herself up to new possibilities—possibilities the life she was born into has denied her.

Even though we may not be Amazon warriors, we do understand what it takes to lift the veil of expectations that the world puts on us as we grow up and grow into our own skin.  The rose is both the symbol of love and of Annie’s acceptance of her truest, best self.  It’s also pretty sexy.

As part of my blog tour, I’m giving away three copies of Thirteen Nights and an  amazon/barnes and noble gift. You can participate  on rafflecopter.

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Thirteen Nights Back On Tour for the New Year #romance #myth #paranormal #eroticromance

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Thirteen Nights is Back on its blog Tour. Thanks to Bewitching Book Tours for organizing a good part of it and to my author peeps for hosting me on some of the dates not covered. Here’s the schedule. Come visit. There’s a rafflecopter giveaway at most of these sites, giving away free copies of the book and a gift card. Hope to see you out there.

January 8:   Mythical Books
January 9:  Making my Mark
January 13: Cover Reveals
January 15:  Viki Lyn

Thirteen Nights On Tour #romance #myth #paranormal #eroticromance

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Thirteen Nights is going on Tour. Thanks to Bewitching Book Tours for organizing a good part of it and to my author peeps for hosting me on some of the dates not covered. Here’s the schedule. Come visit. There will be opportunities to win copies at of the book at various times throughout the tour.

December 16:  The Romance Nook
December 18: Roxanne’s Realm
December 19: Fang-tastic Books
December 20: Pembroke Sinclair 
December 22: Erotica For All
December 23:  Erzabet Bishop
December 23: Nyxx’s Nook
December 30:  Pippa Jay
January 8:   Mythical Books

January 9:  Making my Mark

January 13: Cover Reveals
January 15:  Viki Lyn

Thirteen Nights Starts Its Tour #romance #eroticromance #fantasy #myth

Thirteen Nights, (Divine Temptation, Book 1) is going on Tour.  I’m still finalizing the full schedule, but today come visit me today while I”m being interviewed at Tara Quan’s place, read an excerpt at Darker Temptation or discuss creating cultures with me at the SFR Brigade.  Here are the links.

December 9:  Tara Quan

December 1o:  Darker Temptations and SFR Brigade

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Thirteen Nights Releases Today, December 6 #Romance #Fantasy #Myth


THIRTEEN NIGHTS

IS NOW AVAILABLE FROM

ELLORA’S CAVE

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Thirteen Nights Blurb in Progress

Annie’s always been different. An empathic Amazon, she hides her emotional anomaly beneath her legendary fighting skills. To avoid passing on her genetic disorder, she’s always avoided the Thirteen Nights Ritual—the annual breeding rite among the warrior races of the Greek Pantheon. Only months away from 30, she is now duty-bound to participate. When she meets Tai, a half-human warrior who revs her up beyond legal limits and nurtures the gentleness she’s had to keep secret, thirteen nights of pleasure don’t seem nearly enough.

As a half human, Tai has survived by being faster, more lethal, and a whole lot smarter than his brethren. While the male warriors accept him for his achievements, the Amazons have never given him a second look. Until he meets Annie, whose smile is warm and real and whose body shudders with desire—for him. Determined to have her, he hacks into the Thirteen Nights database and rearranges the pairings to make Annie his breeding partner. Together, their strength and tenderness combust into pure love.

But Tai’s actions are forbidden under Amazon law, subject to a death. To stay together and alive, they must take on the Greek Pantheon and win.

Divine Temptation:  Series Description

The ancient gods live hidden among us. Their powers are waning, stripped away by modern life. To survive, the pantheons shun the mortal world.  Rebels, called game-changers, challenge the rules and join with humans.  Passion, they’ve discovered, creates its own kind of magic.  And they want more.

Buy Links:

Ellora’s Cave

Amazon

Kobo

Goodreads

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Details on the Blog Tour Coming Soon.

My First @MySexySaturday #MySexySaturday Blog Hop

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The Rules:  Post 7 paragraphs or 7 sentences or 7 words. For my first sexy Saturday post, I’m sharing from my soon to be released Thirteen Nights, available December 6 from Ellora’s Cave, Book 1 of Divine Temptation.

Let me know what you think and then visit the other authors participating on this hop.

thirteennights_msr Here are seven paragraphs. If you were here for the SFR Brigade hop, these follow from that snippet. If not, here’s a little background on what’s going on.

Background

Thirteen Nights is an updated Greek myth centered on the Amazon warriors.  In Greek lore, the Amazons would mate once a year with the Gargareans, their male warrior counterparts, to bear children. Female children stay with the Amazons, males are given back to the Gargareans. In this book, that ritual has been recreated as a speed dating event in modern day Washington, DC.

Snippet (PG-17)

Each new Gargarean who plopped down in front of her merged into the next one until she couldn’t distinguish among them. They all rang the same—deadly, dominant and completely interchangeable. She knew she was a desired partner, and would be many of these men’s first choice. The male warriors liked to boast about knocking up the first-timers, it was worn as a sign of their sexual prowess. The DNA compatibility test would have to choose one of them for her. She didn’t really care.

Lost in frustration, she didn’t register the newest candidate in front of her. The blue light on the screen identified him as Gargarean, but he lacked the giant muscular proportions of the male warrior race, that scent of pure dominance and heightened testosterone. Oh, his eyes revealed menace and the lethality of the warrior-bred and his arm tattooing was as detailed and complex as the bigger men who came before him. But he had the lean, muscled strength of a human soldier, the power he emanated more subtle and highly controlled. From the way her lower body pulsed, she liked it. A lot. When she eyed the screen with more focus, the mystery resolved itself. “Tai, human father, Amazon mother, given to the Gargareans at birth.” That explained his size. “How did you survive their training as a youth?”

“Your mind can bring you to places your body cannot.”

“That’s not a very Gargarean philosophy.” Or Amazon for that matter, even though she agreed with him. “How would your background play out over the twelve nights?”

“Each night more attuned to your needs than the next. You would be seduced across all dimensions, pleasured in the realm of mind, body and spirit.” He flashed her a smile that promised all kinds of sin, but those deep brown eyes, so tender and soulful, pledged warmth and humor. With that, her panties were drenched, her nipples bullet hard, and tingles ran up her spine straight into her brain. Swallowing, she struggled to pull it all back under control and explore this possibility in more detail.

“Your expertise is…” She lifted an eyebrow. “Cyber security.” She placed her hand on the table as she did for all the others. Instead of using his palm to test the bite of her nails, he ran his finger across her knuckles and down her thumb, a lingering caress that promised gentleness, not just a good, hard ride. When he offered her his arm, she did the same up his wrist to his elbow, watching lust flicker in his eyes as her fingers glided across his skin. “You’re not like your brethren, in many ways it seems.”

“No, but I think that’s the pot calling the kettle black and it pleases you.” His voice lowered a decibel, the sound a rough caress around her body. “Why? Most of your sisterhood reject me out of hand for my size, my human heritage, even my talents.” His gaze locked onto hers and held it in an iron grip. He might be small for a warrior of the Greek pantheon, but he made it clear he was no less potent and he wasn’t going anywhere without an answer.

Winners: Wicked Warriors Halloween Hop (and my favorite costume)

wicked warriorsCongratulations Winners

Thanks everyone for visiting my blog during the Wicked Warriors Halloween Blog Hop hosted by Angela Knight and BTS E-Mag.

On my site, I am giving away one e-copy of Fires of Justice and one e-copy of Next Move to two commenters who answer the question what has been your favorite halloween costume, ever? 

First my favorite costume.  Some friends of mine in college–a couple–dressed as an M&M and an M&M with nuts.  Thinking about that still makes me small.

Now for the Winners:

Pam won a copy of Next Move.

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Krysta won a copy of Fires of Justice.

 

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Coming soon from Ellora’s Cave. Thirteen Nights, Divine Temptation, Book 1.

Thirteen Nights Blurb in Progressthirteennights_msr

Annie’s always been different. An empathic Amazon, she hides her emotional anomaly beneath her legendary fighting skills. To avoid passing on her genetic disorder, she’s always avoided the Thirteen Nights Ritual—the annual breeding rite among the warrior races of the Greek Pantheon. Only months away from 30, she is now duty-bound to participate. When she meets Tai, a half-human warrior who revs her up beyond legal limits and nurtures the gentleness she’s had to keep secret, thirteen nights of pleasure don’t seem nearly enough.

As a half human, Tai has survived by being faster, more lethal, and a whole lot smarter than his brethren. While the male warriors accept him for his achievements, the Amazons have never given him a second look. Until he meets Annie, whose smile is warm and real and whose body shudders with desire—for him. Determined to have her, he hacks into the Thirteen Nights database and rearranges the pairings to make Annie his breeding partner. Together, their strength and tenderness combust into pure love.

But Tai’s actions are forbidden under Amazon law, subject to a death. To stay together and alive, they must take on the Greek Pantheon and win.

Divine Temptation:  Series Description

The ancient gods live hidden among us. Their powers are waning, stripped away by modern life. To survive, the pantheons shun the mortal world.  Rebels, called game-changers, challenge the rules and join with humans.  Passion, they’ve discovered, creates its own kind of magic.  And they want more.

Come Over and Play: Wicked Warriors Halloween Hop

wicked warriorsHappy Halloween

Welcome to the Wicked Warriors Halloween Blog Hop hosted by Angela Knight and BTS E-Mag.  I’m so glad you could join us.  The Grand Prizes are 1 Kindle Paperwhite and 5 autographed copies of Unbound…so there will be 6 winners!! You can link to the Rafflecopter using the link below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

On my site, I am giving away one e-copy of Fires of Justice and one e-copy of Next Move to two commenters who answer the question what has been your favorite halloween costume, ever?  Could be yours, a friends, or just some random folks you saw on the street. Please remember to leave your email.  And also remember to visit all the other wonderful authors participating on the hop here.

Before you go, let me introduce my warrior couple. Coming soon from Ellora’s Cave. Thirteen Nights, Divine Temptation, Book 1.

Thirteen Nights Blurb in Progressthirteennights_msr

Annie’s always been different. An empathic Amazon, she hides her emotional anomaly beneath her legendary fighting skills. To avoid passing on her genetic disorder, she’s always avoided the Thirteen Nights Ritual—the annual breeding rite among the warrior races of the Greek Pantheon. Only months away from 30, she is now duty-bound to participate. When she meets Tai, a half-human warrior who revs her up beyond legal limits and nurtures the gentleness she’s had to keep secret, thirteen nights of pleasure don’t seem nearly enough.

As a half human, Tai has survived by being faster, more lethal, and a whole lot smarter than his brethren. While the male warriors accept him for his achievements, the Amazons have never given him a second look. Until he meets Annie, whose smile is warm and real and whose body shudders with desire—for him. Determined to have her, he hacks into the Thirteen Nights database and rearranges the pairings to make Annie his breeding partner. Together, their strength and tenderness combust into pure love.

But Tai’s actions are forbidden under Amazon law, subject to a death. To stay together and alive, they must take on the Greek Pantheon and win.

Divine Temptation:  Series Description

The ancient gods live hidden among us. Their powers are waning, stripped away by modern life. To survive, the pantheons shun the mortal world.  Rebels, called game-changers, challenge the rules and join with humans.  Passion, they’ve discovered, creates its own kind of magic.  And they want more.