Friday, December 20, 2013

A Christmas Yet to Come is Live on Amazon!!! or Maybe I'm Too Excited for My Own Good

Available on Amazon
The lovely ladies of Romantic Edge Books have pulled together for the holidays to offer a collection of Christmas tales (and maybe even some tails) that will make you laugh, cry, and sigh.  It's live on Amazon right this minute and on sale for $1.99.

We wish you an amazing Christmas and magical holidays!

Get your copy of 
A Christmas Yet to Come 

The Ghost of Yuletide Past by CG Powell 
Five years after Lenni's death, Tam is still clinging to his past. But with some gentle prodding from his wife's ghost, he decides it’s finally time to give life a second chance. Soon Tam finds himself waist deep in Dragons and over his head in Merlins—What’s a man to do?  

Nirvana by Melissa Lummis 
What is it about the holidays that brings out the drama in every family? And Christian’s unusual family is no exception to the rule. Christmas was never the vampire’s favorite time of year, but when Loti goes into premature labor during a wintry nor'easter he will learn for the first time what the real meaning of Christmas—and family—is all about.  

Abound Christmas by Lola James 
Love for Ben had never been easy, but he has a new job to keep him busy. From past to present the story bounces around but one things for sure his love will be Abound! 

The Shadow Bells by Tawdra Kandle 
The last time Nell Massler was in the town of King, she left in a straitjacket. But it's Christmas, and her boyfriend Rafe deserves to be surrounded by his family. Nell agrees to go for the holiday, not knowing that their visit home will include a trip down memory lane with two lovers who act like the Ghosts of Christmas Past. The spirits give Nell and Rafe glimpses of their history, before they have to make decisions for their future. 

Mistletoe and Moonlight by Stephanie Nelson 
When a vision takes a hold of Anna, she’ll experience Christmas with the two brothers that have been plaguing her mind: Adam and Anthony. One is her soul mate and bonded with her, while the other is a temptation she’d rather ignore. Will Anna will lose herself, and a little bit of her heart, to the festiveness of mistletoe and moonlight? 

The Trouble with Holidays by Olivia Hardin 
Falling for a human who doesn’t believe in magic was the last thing Lynlee Lincoln needed. Beck Hale was a young architect and she was a Neutralizer-in-training—they were drawn together, but worlds apart. When Beck’s apartment gets flooded, she invites him to her home for Christmas. Lynlee tries to ignore the pull of the mistletoe, but after all, ‘tis the season. 

Do You Slay What I Slay? By Mandie Stevens
Anya is looking forward to a quiet Christmas with her friends. However when new Vampires attack innocent people, she, as the local alchemist and supernatural judge, has to get involved. To track down the person who created this vampire will require the help of the local Imp who is a little too interested in the investigation. Keeping the supernatural community in check is never easy. Especially when Anya can’t be certain that she can trust her partner or that he slays what she slays. 

Good Tidings by Liz Schulte 
1929 was a terrible year for Baker McGovern. The Chicago mafia was in upheaval, the stock market crashed, and prohibition was still in effect. However, life as he knew it was about to change.Ready to give up his career in the mob, all he needed to do was tie up a few lose ends and plan his exit strategy then he was home free. However, nothing ever goes as planned. Three little orphans cross his path and sets Baker on a road he couldn’t have anticipated.Trying to give them a Christmas they would always remember, they end up giving him the best gift of all. 

Unexplained by Amanda Latzel 
Christmas isn’t a holiday for the undead—especially not vampires.Jaxon Keaton, the drummer for the rock band Vhenom, decided that his holiday would be best spent with his fangs dipped in fan girls rather than eggnog. However, fate had another plan. Someone he never saw coming enters his life, challenging him to remember his past and change his future.Can the drummer who loves being naughty learn to be a little nice?

Download the collection on Amazon

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Happy Holidays! or Why I had to Postpone the Release of Samadhi

I'm patting my belly as I sit at the lappy and wondering why the holidays and book releases make me want to eat.  Maybe the stress?  All the yummy turkey and gravy, stuffing and sweet potatoes, and oh, yeah, the pumpkin pie?  Yummmmmm.  I'm going to be working out for two weeks to make up for all the indulging.  *sigh*  Me and my trainer are going to get extra face time.

I'm also going to be working overtime between now and Christmas to get the last book in the Love and Light Series ready for release.  I had hoped to release it by November 30th, but, yeah, *clears throat* that didn't happen.

However, I promise the book will be out by January 2014, so you won't be waiting too much longer.  In the meantime, dear friends, may I bribe your forgiveness with an excerpt from the book?  And don't forget you can get Enlightened -- Book One for just 99 cents.

Enjoy! and I hope you had a great Thanksgiving and don't forget to take the time to check out all the Christmas lights and spend some quality time with friends and family this holiday season.  Family is a precious gift, whether it is the one you were born into or the one you created.


Excerpt from Samadhi -- Book Three in the Love and Light Series

When he awoke, his mother was pouring him a glass of water as she sat by his bedside.  A fresh bruise bloomed over her eye and cheekbone.  Christian struggled to sit up, reaching out to touch her cheek.  She turned her head away and his hand hesitated in the air before falling to his side.

“You need to take your medicine, darling,” she murmured as she poured thick syrup into a silver spoon.

“Mamma, he shouldn’t hurt you like this.  He should not hurt you, ever.”  Christian’s blue eyes blazed with fever and fearful indignation, his plump cheeks bright pink.

She laid a hand over his and held out the spoon.  “You are not to worry over me, my sweet boy.  Let me worry over you.” 

The touch of her cool hand on his skin was blessed relief, but the little boy couldn’t let go of the fearful anger. She smiled as only a mother in love with her son can do, and he smiled back with equal affection.  Swallowing his medicine, the youngster fell back into his rumpled bed clothes, weak and woozy with the fever. 

“Now, get some rest and maybe in the morning—if you are feeling better, mind you—we can read some more Le Tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours.”

Christian’s eyes lit up as he took his mother’s hand and kissed it.  “I will free us one day, Momma.  I promise. One day, you and I will travel around the world, just like Phileas Fogg and Passepartout.”

She laughed softly as she kissed his overheated forehead.  “Bonne nuit, mon prince doux.”

Christian drifted off to an unsettling sleep, where he tossed and turned amidst a nightmare about being buried alive.