Thursday, April 30, 2015

Just Five More Days...

Until Romancing Austin releases and I'm super excited!

My story, Do Over, is my first ever contemporary romance. I've written several sci-fi romance and a couple fantasy romance, and even a handful of paranormal romance but when my friends asked me about writing a novella for this anthology, I just knew I had to write a contemporary. Austin is so magical and fun. It really is an amazing city. I wanted to capture the real feel of it.

Do Over:

Bad things happen—even to good girls.


Juliana was angry and heartsick when her fiancé left her at the altar. But she wasn’t going to let that stop her from going on her honeymoon to Austin, Tx. She needed a vacation—an adventure to shake things up. And the tattooed man she meets at a bar would make an excellent holiday fling. But Luke knows a good thing when he sees it. His job it to discover extraordinary people. He’s not going to let Juliana slip through his fingers.
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But this anthology really has something for everybody. There are two paranormal romance, five contemporary romances, one rockstar romance, one executive, a club owner, an assistant who just wants to quit her job, and a male/male foodie romance.

Romancing Austin is out May 5th but you can pre-order it for $.99 today!

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Violet's Shadow tease from Jennifer Kacey

So....I'm finally dipping my toes in the paranormal shifter world! And by dipping my toes I mean belly flopping it into the deep end! Go big or go home right!?! Can I get a hell yeah?!?

Violet's Shadow
Coming to you in June along with 10 other stories in the Romancing the Wolf boxed set!


Violet’s spent her whole life searching for where she belongs. When she finds it and her shadow comes to life, it’s only the beginning.


Two weeks alone in a secluded cabin is music to Violet’s ears. Until she sees a shadow in the forest with red glowing eyes. Red eyes she’s seen in her dreams for as long as she can remember. Eyes that make her want to forget the rest of the world. But she doesn’t believe in fairy tales anymore.

Rayden was sent to protect her.  To keep her safe.  Nothing more than to guide her as she transitions into a Shadow and takes her rightful place in the pack.  What he finds instead is the mate he’s been unwilling to search for and a passion so fierce he’ll never be able to walk away.


Violet’s spent her entire life aching to belong and she finally finds it in the pack of Shadows she is destined to join.  Everything she’s ever wanted in life and love is finally at her fingertips if she’s brave enough to embrace…her Shadow.

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Jennifer Kacey is a writer, mother, and business owner living with her family in Texas. She sings in the shower, plays piano in her dreams, and has to have a different color of nail polish every week. The best advice she’s ever been given? Find the real you and never settle for anything less.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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Monday, April 27, 2015

The fun with stubborn characters

I'm currently working on book 6 of the Ashwood Falls series. The couple in this story is one I've set up and strung along from the beginning. So you can say the couple has always been in head and pieces of the story has come to me as I write the others. I thought their story would be easy to write and flow without issues. After all I know all the important parts and have a good connection with both Jared and Sable.

So what's the issue? They are stubborn. They have a past together and neither one is willing to give an inch right now. I want to lock them up in a room somewhere, but they are like "no it doesn't work that way." Well, i know that but a writer can try, right?

Now I'm faced with letting them tell their story. But it's hard when I know where it should go and how it should end. The control freak in me wants things to go as planned. Jared and Sable apparently have other ideas. One thing I've learned over the years is the characters will win. It is their story after all.

What is your favorite enemy to lovers story?

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Guest Post - Heather Long's Untamed Wolf

**Cara's personal note--I was honored to read this book and I swear it's the best shifter book I've read in years. You do NOT want to miss this story. So, so brilliantly written.**



Untamed Wolf
Book #6 in the Wolves of Willow Bend Series


Series Reading Order:

Wolf at Law (Prequel)
Book 1: Wolf Bite
Book 2: Caged Wolf
Book 3: Wolf Claim
Wolf Next Door, featured in Under a Wolf Moon
Book 4: Rogue Wolf
Book 5: Bayou Wolf

Wolves of Willow Bend
Untamed Wolf
Releasing April 24, 2015

Dylan Royce, Willow Bend Hunter, is a natural flirt and courted his fair share of she-wolves, but he’s never found the woman who makes his pulse race. With the new pack’s borders verging on Willow Bend territory, he’s tasked with keeping an eye on them. His job grows more challenging daily, especially since one seductive female keeps crossing the line.

Chrystal Landros knows she’s supposed to keep to her side of the Three Rivers-Willow Bend line. But she loves to explore, and Willow Bend is home to some spectacular sites. As a former Lone Wolf, she hasn’t always been certain of her welcome, but her new home in Three Rivers opens a wonderful world of unfamiliar opportunities. Too bad the wolf who makes her blood heat is tasked with keeping her away from the places she wants to visit.

While Dylan and Chrystal clash repeatedly over her border incursions, the game between them threatens to turn deadly. Tensions between Willow Bend and Three Rivers continue to rise. Could their forbidden dalliance be the spark to ignite a war?


Excerpt:


Racing the wind, Dylan Royce danced over a thin shell of snow without sinking into the powder. A recent blizzard dumped three feet of fresh accumulation in twelve hours, all of it atop the ice-hardened pack beneath. Cold, crisp air flooded his lungs with his every footfall. Invigorated by the chill, he kept his mouth open to sample the breeze. The natural wonder from the weather made running his circuit a pleasure rather than a chore as he spun through the remote pack campgrounds.
Human families escaped to these campgrounds during the warmer summer months. The remote location, coupled with the bordering state park, also made it ideal for young wolves to learn to hunt, stalk and play away from day-to-day life. Winter often proved the second favorite season for families with older youths to escape and romp in the snow. With Three Rivers’ border so close, however, Mason slapped a moratorium on any vacation plans to the area for the pack.
The usually populated area remained virtually abandoned during Dylan’s tenure as Hunter guarding the border, a downside to Mason’s order. Such a critical position would typically have fallen on Owen Chase, but their Senior Hunter left for Hudson River eight weeks prior with his mate to train the pack’s young healer and to provide assistance to the Alpha.
So, while Dylan landed the miserable position, at least he got to enjoy the snow. And, in a few hours, he would get to enjoy Tawny, the sleek, svelte law student interning with Ryan Huston. Dylan pursued her for months before she finally consented to a drink.
Where he spent his weekend off hinged on the date. His wolf thrilled at the challenge. They would definitely enjoy taking a bite out of her taut ass. Still, better to burn off some of his frustrations…plus, he had all the gorgeous unbroken snow to himself. After climbing to the highest vantage, he growled his approval. Pristine powder lay in smooth waves down the hill.
Testing the ice crust, he found only soft powder. It clung to his fur and bunched between his claws. The swirling breeze carried the promise of more snow. Panting, he arched his head back and loosed a single call. Infusing power into the call to demand a response, he cut it off abruptly and listened.
Any wolves within his range would respond. Flicking his ears, he heard only the wind brushing the trees, the faint groan of branches heavily laden with winter’s kiss and the whuffs of his breathing. No scents teased his nostrils, no sounds alerted him to intruders, and all the magnificent snow lay waiting for him to play.
Tail wagging, he danced away from the edge and trotted several paces. Judging the distance to be perfect, he dashed forward, rushing on adrenaline-fueled muscles until he reached the edge and flung himself onto the slope, legs sprawling out. His trajectory and angle gave him additional speed. He flew to the base of the hill and crashed into a snowdrift.
Bounding out, he shook to free his coat of the snow and sneezed. Damn, that’s fun. He turned to make another climb and repeat the wild ride when a tangle of lemon and orchid teased his nose.
Whirling, he raised his head to catch the direction of the scent, because beneath the citrus was the musk of wolf—a wolf he’d already tossed three times in as many weeks.
Dammit, Chrystal. All at once, his plans for the evening began to disintegrate. If the Three Rivers bitch hightailed it over the line again, he’d have to track her, catch her, punish her, and drop kick her ass back to Luciana “I Have No Idea What the Hell I’m Doing” Barrows.
Tawny wouldn’t wait for him, either. Five minutes late, she’d warned, and he would be out of luck.
Snarling to himself, he trotted west slowly and caught the trace of Chrystal’s scent again. The swirling wind kept yanking it away from him like a tease, but he was a Hunter.
He would find her.
An hour of stalking and two false trails later, he’d finally narrowed her scent to a tract of land below the campgrounds near the old falls. The snow continued, fat heavy flakes crusting on his coat. His phone—like his clothes—were in his truck, parked more than a few miles away. He tried to bury his sour mood, knowing his date with Tawny slipped further and further out of reach.
Pausing in the shadow of a tree, he scanned the rocky slope where the water spilled from any icy crevice and flowed down into a sluggish moving pool. Ice shimmered around the shores, slicking the hard surfaces. Despite the wind, Chrystal’s scent grew stronger with each blast of wind skimming the pseudo valley.
With so much white on every surface, he expected to find her swiftly, but it took him some time to pick her out. She climbed the icy rock face along the edge of the waterfall.
His irritation switched to concern. What the hell is she doing?
Dressed in jeans, a sweatshirt, and a too-thin jacket, she climbed with determination, fighting for every hand and foothold as the slippery ice gave way beneath her grip. Straightening, he followed her progress and eyed the landscape in search of his best route to the top. A skittering of skin and shoe against the slick rock jerked his attention back to the curvy little pain in his ass. She’d dropped a foot from her upward progress and clung to the rock through will alone.
The little minx needed a damn keeper. Inch-by-inch, she continued her creeping ascent of the sheer shale. Between the composition of the stone and the ice, she risked serious injury to her bare hands. Even from his position, he could see the dampness soaking her jeans.
What the hell could be worth courting frostbite? With a leap, he bounded into the dip and sank into the wetter snow around the waterfall’s pool. Fording through the dense drifts, he found the path he’d been seeking and began to climb along the outer rim. Worn by the passage of many feet over the years, faint stone steps existed deep beneath the snow. In midsummer, the waterfall served as the perfect diving point. The pool below was a good twelve to fifteen feet deep, which meant high divers didn’t usually crack their skulls. Of course, the water wasn’t half-frozen or frigid in the middle of summer either.
Chrystal continued easing her way to the precipice. Ahead of her finally, Dylan scrambled onto the ledge and leaned over to judge the distance between them. He’d need to shift to grab her. She was beyond his neck range, even if he were able to snag her damp jacket. If she ascended another foot or two…only she didn’t. She stopped.
Dylan stared, disbelief sinking into his bones. Instead of climbing—or even holding on with her flimsy grips—she slid her free hand into her jacket and pulled out a cell phone. She stretched the phone away from her, angling toward the plunging water…why?
Forgetting the idiocy of her actions, he rushed his shift. Fur slid away, muscle twisted and bones snapped. Part of Hunter apprenticeship required shifting under high-stress situations. His mentor’s lesson had been brutal on the point. They needed to be able to change on the fly and, since they were at their most vulnerable mid-shift, hurrying the process was the only alternative.
Bliss and agony intertwined until he suddenly knelt in the icy snow with his palms flat against the chilly surface. The cold assaulted his overheated and sensitized skin like so many needling daggers plunging into his flesh. Fuck me. Blowing out a frosty breath, he did his best to ignore the wind shivering his balls and threatening to geld him.
The trembling in his muscles had more to do with the temperature than his shifting. Pushing to the edge, he found the idiot wolf with her phone angled at the spraying water, her thumb hovering over a button.
What. The. Hell?
He opened his mouth to snarl at her, but she hadn’t glanced toward him once and her scent hadn’t changed. Focused on whatever the hell her goal was, she failed to notice his position or the precariousness of her own. If he snapped at her…he clamped his teeth together, molars grinding, and waited.
Hating himself—and her more—he flattened to the snow. Working to ignore the way his dick threatened to fall off, he stretched out an arm. He could reach her. The snow blew sideways and a faint flicker of sunlight broke through the cloud cover. The light hit the water as his fingers brushed the back of her jacket.
“Yes!” she whooped. Her thumb slapped against the shutter control, snapping several shots in a row. The thin tendril of sunlight lit the water, dancing off the frost and ice around it, to shatter into prisms. Dylan might have even enjoyed the sight, save for Chrystal’s enthusiasm as she leaned further away. One moment, she dangled precariously. The next, she slid.
Even a wolf would take a beating on the rocks below.
Fisting her jacket, he ignored the scream in his bicep from lifting her falling deadweight and hauled her upward. Yes. I have her. Her howl of surprise gave him a measure of satisfaction. So did jerking her over the edge then tossing her sweet ass into the snow. She came up spluttering as Dylan rose above her and scowled.
“What the fuck are you doing Chrystal?”


Untamed Wolf
Book #6 in the Wolves of Willow Bend Series
Releasing April 24, 2015

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About the Author:

Heather Long

National bestselling author, Heather Long, likes long walks in the park, science fiction, superheroes, Marines, and men who aren’t douche bags. Her books are filled with heroes and heroines tangled in romance as hot as Texas summertime. From paranormal historical westerns to contemporary military romance, Heather might switch genres, but one thing is true in all of her stories—her characters drive the books. When she’s not wrangling her menagerie of animals, she devotes her time to family and friends she considers family. She believes if you like your heroes so real you could lick the grit off their chest, and your heroines so likable, you’re sure you’ve been friends with women just like them, you’ll enjoy her worlds as much as she does.

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Romancing the Wolf - the not so secret project!!!

11 of us have had a secret paranormal project in the mix for a while!! And 3 of the Decadent Divas will be included!! Rebecca and Cara and I. Yea!
Romancing the Wolf will be coming to an e-reader near you in June!
Isn't the cover YUMMYTASTIC?!?!?




The cover reveal was last week so I can FINALLY talk about it!!! Yea!!!!

My story is Violet's Shadow and I'll share a bit more about it in a few days!

Let the drool flow ladies!!! :)

Romancing the Wolf

Sexy and we know it! They’re on the hunt after your heart. Discover 11 brand new passionate tales of friendship, desire, wolves, survival, and redemption. Escape to another world, another place, and another romance…

Warning: Contains wild heroes and heroines, tempestuous passion, old secrets, new discoveries, and pack ties binding them together. Sometimes love’s greatest challenge is romancing the wolf…


Desiree Holt- Heart of the Wolf (The Devora)

Shifter Lia Popescu is desperate to find the book Legends of the Werewolf, her only clue as to what happened to her pack. Her attempts to recover the tome bring her into contact with Riley Morgan, a meeting that explodes with sexual chemistry. She’s losing her heart to the sexy detective. How he will handle knowing the truth about her?

Saranna DeWylde The Ardennes Curse (Woolven Secret)

When Armand Rommulus killed Luc Ardennes in single combat before the Great Council, he was forced to leave his pack and his home—and claim his birthright as the Ardennes Alpha. Victoria Ardennes is prepared to do murder to break the curse tormenting her pack, until she discovers the life she must take is one she’s come to value above all others—even her own. 

Robyn MacKenzie – Chasing the Moon

For the first time in her life, Rayne Adams feels like she’s home in the sleepy little town of Hood River.  Jackson Locke is tense and anxious, and his wolf is itching to break free as the rogue terrorizing the town and his pack continues to elude him. One terrifying night throws Rayne into Jackson’s path and threatens to change everything.

Virginia Nelson - Odd Mate (The Odd Series)

As second to a female alpha, Charly endures the pity of his pack thanks to her mating. Not that he can admit the one wolf he truly loved left him years ago. Gretchen fell in love with a sweet, nerdy bear of a man, but a genetic twist of fate made her flee. When she returns to town, she can’t stay away from Charly. Can a wolf sworn to destroy all coyotes claim a coywolf mate or will he be forced to destroy the one girl he ever loved?

Gayle Donnelly – Running with the Wolf (The Cascadia Wolves)

To escape her abusive ex, Abigail Mann faked her death and fled to a small town in Oregon to start over. Abram Keaton is the most ruthless hunter of the Deschutes Pack. Hungering for the quiet, elusive kindergarten teacher sparks a need deep inside. When Abby’s past comes calling, Abram must make a choice…defy pack law and bring her into his world or let her run and lose her forever.

Cara Carnes - Redemption’s Forgiveness (The Rending)

Surviving as an Outsider was tough, but Felicity faces her harshest battle when she stumbles across a plot to overthrow the trading post, Redemption. Marek will do anything to protect his pack and their land, including executing any Outsiders who dare enter pack lands. He knows there’s no soft in war—until a curvaceous wolf with more sass than sense limps into Redemption with an impossible tale of betrayal. Can the two discover trust and redemption together?

Brandy Walker – Under Her Spell (Keystone Predators)

The Beta of the Keystone Predators, Diego Mendoza loves his job and the responsibility that comes with it—even the simple task of retrieving his Alpha's cousin from the airport.Part wolf shifter and part witch Daphne Moore had a hell of a time fitting in and everyone wants her to choose. She is ready for a change and a trip to Arizona for her cousin's wedding seems like the perfect start.Diego wants her instantly, but she’s wary. Will Diego be able to enchant the woman who is witch and wolf?

Rebecca Royce - Always (Dragon Wars)

Robbie Owens has fought the dragons for seventeen years, leading his group of secret, elite werewolves. Tatyana Knox is a human in a world where humans are like unicorns—they simply don't exist. She is real, more she’s Robbie's mate. If he can only trust her, they will turn the tide of the war. But the clock is ticking and Tatyana's time with Robbie is almost up.

Jennifer Kacey - Violet's Shadow (Shadow Mates) 

Violet’s spent her whole life searching for where she belongs. Two weeks alone in a secluded cabin is music to her ears, until she sees a shadow in the forest with red glowing eyes. Rayden was sent to protect and guide her. Instead, he finds the mate he’s been unwilling to search for and a passion so fierce he’ll never be able to walk away.Everything she’s ever wanted in life and love is finally at her fingertips if she’s brave enough to embrace…her Shadow

Heather Long - Wolf with Benefits (Wolves of Willow Bend)

After dropping out of college and spending a summer breaking the law, Shiloh Sullivan needs to make amends. When she returns home, her best friend, the wolfish and playful Matt Montgomery, distracts he with a ‘pretend’ relationship, which annoys her parents. They never wanted their children to take the bite.The friendly-with-benefits arrangement suits Matt fine—makes his mother happy, helps the pack forgive his best friend, and gives him a reason to pry into the secrets Shiloh’s been keeping.  Pretending a relationship with a wolf is impossible, the closer they get, the more Matt’s wolf wants to take their con game and make it a mating game. Can he keep his best friend and mate her, too?

Melissa Schroeder - The Alpha's Saving Grace (Lonestar Wolf Pack)


Alpha Jacob Sanderson doesn’t have time for distractions as he hunts a vicious killer attacking his pack. Sheriff Alexandra Littlefoot is his best resource and a woman he can’t seem to resist. As secrets rise to the surface, the killer’s violence escalates and threatens to destroy the entire pack.


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Jennifer Kacey is a writer, mother, and business owner living with her family in Texas. She sings in the shower, plays piano in her dreams, and has to have a different color of nail polish every week. The best advice she’s ever been given? Find the real you and never settle for anything less.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Guest Post: Berengaria Brown

Lesbian romance doesn’t sell so why write it?

People say that lesbian romance doesn’t sell, that it’s stupid to waste my time writing it when my male-male and ménage stories will earn me more money. But every now and then I write another lesbian romance. All my lesbian erotic romances are based on the idea of women overcoming difficulties to achieve their happy endings. Because all women deserve to find their happy endings.
I’ve always loved reading stories about strong women from history. In a time when women had almost no rights at all, every now and then a woman overcame every obstacle to guide her people. One of those was Queen Elizabeth I of England. Other women who come to mind are:
Marie Curie, Queen Victoria, Joan of Arc, Cleopatra, Mother Theresa, Eleanor of Aquitane, Aspasia of Miletus, Boadicea, Catherine the Great, Sappho, Florence Nightingale, and in our own day, Aung San Suu Kyi. Of course, you will all have your own lists.

My only female cousin was thirteen years older than me, so by the time I was old enough to know she was my cousin, she already seemed completely grown up to my little girl self. One by one my cousins got married but Bron didn’t. I longed for her to tell me she was engaged because I planned to ask to be her flower girl, but all that happened was that she took a job in a state a long way from where we lived. I was much older before I understood that she and her female best friend were closer than that. And it as even longer before I understood that where she and her lover had chosen to live was a state that accepted lesbians.
It was Bron who opened my eyes to the obstacles that two women face in finding their own happy ever after even today. I’m so glad she and Nancy found theirs in the end.

And, just to prove everyone wrong, two of my lesbian romances went on to become best sellers. So once again I have a new lesbian book out.





Lesbian Lovers”: Three Short Stories in one book!

Three lesbian couples. Three very different situations. Three fulfilling journeys to happiness.

“Fist Me”: Maeve nearly fell off her barstool when Taryn, the sexiest woman she’d ever known, asked her to fist her. But is it the right thing to do? Taryn’s not lesbian, and has just broken up from Mr. Perfect. Is she taking advantage of her? Or is this the ideal opportunity for them to begin a relationship?

“Lady Caroline’s Reward”: Lady Caroline Eversley needs a chaperone so hires Miss Dinah Watkin, a distant relative. Dinah and Caroline fall in love and Dinah teaches Caroline all about sex, but the problem of Caroline’s suitable chaperonage refuses to go away. Can they find a solution and have their own happy ending?

“Stubborn Attraction”: Laid off for ramming her knee into a co-worker’s balls after he tries to feel her up, lesbian Jaelle heads to her father’s cabin in the mountains. There, she takes the form of a mountain goat and climbs, free and uninhibited. So, what happens when she finds a very attractive interloper on her favorite rock ledge?

Previously published as individual stories by Torquere Press.

PG13 Excerpt:

Later that evening, the women sat by the fire in the book room, their fingers moving diligently as they sewed. Hugh, Thomas and John were all upstairs with Caroline’s father. His suite of rooms was always heated warmly and he was never left unattended even for a moment.
Dinah gazed at Caroline. She really did look lovely in the firelight, her pale cheeks slightly flushed by the warmth of the fire, the long hair coiled neatly on her neck and gleaming with reddish highlights, her slender fingers busily employed mending one of her father’s shirts.
Dinah’s heart lurched. She could fall in love with this woman. Not only was Caroline beautiful, but she was also highly intelligent and courageous in the way she was facing the adversity of her father’s, and therefore her own, situation.
“Have you ever been kissed?” Dinah asked suddenly.
“Well, just a few quick pecks by boys who shouldn’t have when I was younger. At family gatherings and such. And one or two of the suitors have tried. That’s why I made sure Hugh Howel was always with me. They totally ignored the fact my maid Betty was in the room!”
“Would you like to be kissed? Properly kissed?”
“But who— What? You—”
“Yes, me. May I kiss you?” Dinah put her needlework down on the side table and slid along the sofa to the end where Caroline sat.
Caroline’s hands dropped to the sofa. With no objection forthcoming, very gently, Dinah turned Caroline’s head toward her and kissed those ripe pink lips. Softly, gently, sweetly, but with enough heat and passion to warm their lips. Very soon, Caroline responded, one hand reaching up to rest on Dinah’s arm.
Caroline’s lips softened under Dinah’s caress, and Dinah licked along the seam, urging her to open her mouth. Caroline did, and Dinah’s tongue slipped inside, very gently running along Caroline’s teeth and all around the warm wet cavern.
Dinah’s hands firmed on Caroline’s head, tilting it slightly as her tongue thrust into the younger woman’s mouth.
Caroline groaned and responded more passionately, kissing back with enthusiasm.
Dinah increased the heat by sucking a little on Caroline’s tongue pulsing in and out before retreating again.
Caroline melted into Dinah, leaning against the older woman and holding both her shoulders as she returned the kisses very passionately now.
Deliberately, Dinah took one hand off Caroline’s head and placed her palm against Caroline’s breast, smoothing it up and over the nipple. A nipple that was standing up, a hard, excited little peak.
Caroline’s tongue delved into Dinah’s mouth, exploring the roof, the sides, the teeth. Dinah responded by sucking on it as her hand slid down inside the bodice of Caroline’s gown, hot on her flesh, to rub the globe of her breast and tweak the nipple between her fingers.
“I... Oh... More,” gasped Caroline, then returned to kissing Dinah, her arms now grasping the older woman firmly.


Berengaria Brown
Berengaria is an award-winning, best-selling, multi-published author of erotic romance with over one hundred published digital, print and audio books.  She writes contemporary, paranormal (magic, ghosts, vampires, fairies, dragons, and werewolves), futuristic, medieval, and Regency-set historical. She loves to read all different kinds of romance so that is what she writes: MMF, MFM, FMMM, FFM, MM, FF, and MF. Whatever the characters need for their very hot happily-ever-after, Berengaria makes sure they get it.


Spring Is In The Air....Finally

I don't know about where you are, but it has been a long, cold winter here. Okay, so not as cold as it was in the Northeast, but still cold for Texas. Now that the days are getting longer, sunnier, and warmer, I am overjoyed.

Fall is my favorite season but spring is my second favorite. I hate winter. I'm just not a cold person. So here's my top five reasons I love spring!

5. Flowers are in bloom!
I miss the bright pops of color during the winter. Christmas lights are pretty when they sparkle in the window, but they don't match the beauty of flowers.

4. Grill is on.
My husband is a grill master. Everything he puts on our Weber comes out amazing. Portabella  mushrooms, steaks basted in garlic butter, hamburgers, and even zucchini I love it all.

3. The sun.
What is that big ball of fire in the sky? Oh, yeah, it's the sun! God how I miss that celestial body during the winter. I mean, it's up there. It never goes away. I know that. But it's just not as warm or welcoming during the winter months.

2. Sun dresses.
With the warmer weather comes the fun, flirty clothes. Strappy dresses and shorts replace sweaters and bulky coats. Sandals take the place of boots. And, though I do love a sexy pair of boots, my feet sigh with relief in a pair of goddess sandals. And, of course, legs come out to play as shorts and skirts replace the heavy pants of the colder months.

1. The world reawakens.
This is may favorite part of spring! The whole world seems to recharge and reawaken. It helps to motivate me and get me back on task. I sometimes lose steam over the bleak harsh months of cold. Rushing here or there so I don't spend a second longer out in the elements than I have to is replaced by long, leisurely walks in the sun.

I know a lot of people love winter. I do understand, intellectually, the appeal of the season. But I'm always relieved when it passes. So tell me, what is your favorite part of spring?

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Re-Releases....to expand or not to expand.....

Happy Earth Day, everyone!!!!!





Since today is devoted to preserving and recycling, I got to thinking about my writing and the revamping/preserving of my past works.


One of my projects for the next few months is to re-release four books I retained the rights for. These were some of my older works from Loose Id. One of the stumbling blocks I've come across is whether I should expand/change the stories up.

What do you as a reader prefer? Do you prefer re-releases to stay as they were? Or would you rather see an altered version--perhaps longer, or changed somehow?

What if the stories heat level was changed? 

As a reader I'm sort of on the fence on it, so I'm really curious to see what everyone else thinks.

In other news, stay tuned for a few cover reveals coming soon :) I believe I should have three new pretties to share here first.

Have a marvelous day!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A year in review and a #Giveaway from Sabrina York



Everyone hates taxes, I know. But the interesting thing about this time of year is it allows us to reflect on what we did (and what we spent--LOL) last year.

I'm so steeped in what I am doing now, sometimes I forget all the joys of last year, so I thought I would write them down.

Here are some of my accomplishments and joys in 2014. I'm sharing them with you because YOU made them possible. THANK YOU for reading and supporting my passion! If it weren't for you, I would be shuffling papers for some draconian agency instead of exploring new worlds and creating stories that excite and thrill me! (And hopefully you!)

Here are some of the highlights of 2014 my accountant and I have been reliving:

January: Devlin's Dare releases. Readers love this sexy snarky Macarena-fest. http://www.amazon.com/Devlins-Dare-Tryst-Island-Book-ebook/dp/B00I3V2NTO/

February: Dark Duke comes out to rave reviews. This is one of my favorite books so I am delighted! http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Duke-Noble-Passions-Book-ebook/dp/B00ID8MAJU/ Jayne Rylon​ mentions it in her newsletter and I squee myself.

March: I am invited to scribe 3 books in the Untamed Highlander series for St. Martin's Press (The first releases in September!) I cannot wait! (You can preorder now! :) ) http://www.amazon.com/Hannah-Highlander-Untamed-Highlanders-Sabrina-ebook/dp/B00TDRJ8JU/

April: Brigand, the companion book to Dark Duke explodes on the scene! Regency readers love it! http://www.amazon.com/Brigand-Noble-Passions-Book-4-ebook/dp/B00JUTD3L0/
ALSO I discover that Rebound is a RONE finalist (thanks to InD'Tale Magazine​) http://www.amazon.com/Rebound-Tryst-Island-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00C44H0OE/

May: Parker's Passion (Book 6 in the Tryst Island Series) releases http://www.amazon.com/Parkers-Passion-Tryst-Island-Book-ebook/dp/B00K4FJPTS/
ALSO I have the most fun ever at RT in NOLA and meet so many wonderful readers! 
Also, at that conference, I gained 5 pounds, but we won't focus on that, okay?

June: Hot Alpha SEALs comes out. The collection hits the New York Times and the USA Today Bestseller list! There might have been some alcohol that night.

July: Defiant (Book 5 in the Noble Passion Series) releases. Readers love it. http://www.amazon.com/Defiant-Noble-Passions-Book-5-ebook/dp/B00M0L22YY/
ALSO I was a featured speaker at the Pacific Northwest Writers Association​ conference

August: Whipped releases in the Brought to his Knees Collection--readers ADORE IT and beg for more!
ALSO Dark Fancy wins the Carolyn Reader's Choice Award for Historical Romance http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Fancy-Noble-Passions-Book-ebook/dp/B00AN86ILY/

September: Hometown Heroes​ Collection releases and soars up the charts. Now Heartbreak on a Stick is a stand alone reader favorite! http://www.amazon.com/Heartbreak-Stick-Sabrina-York-ebook/dp/B00TA5FWQS/

October: Dark Duke wins the Golden Ankh Legend Award.
ALSO I was thrilled to speak with Anna Alexander​ and Gail Bridges​ at the EmeraldCity WritersConference​

November: WTRAFSOG #8 releases and becomes an instant hit! http://www.amazon.com/What-Read-After-FSOG-Collection-ebook/dp/B00PX9RJWA/

December: Snow Angels (from Decadent Publishing​) releases http://www.amazon.com/Snow-Angels-Calendar-Men-Book-ebook/dp/B00NF6LWZS/
ALSO the Cowboy 12-Pack​ goes up on Preorder (It eventually hits both the NYT and USA Today bestseller lists!) It was such a scorching hit, we're planning another!! http://www.amazon.com/Cowboy-12-Pack-Twelve-Novel-Boxed-ebook/dp/B00PKTN7SI/

WHAT A FABULOUS YEAR! And that hardly covers it all. There were so many wonderful moments featuring all of you! I would also like to acknowledge the efforts, support and incredible dedication of the amazing ladies on the Royal Street Team. You humble me daily. <3

I thank you so much for everything!

So what's next?

Busy, busy, busy! I'm working on my Untamed Highlanders, Elite Metal Ghosts (Special Ops/MC Club!), The Incomparables (Waterloo Collection), Cowboy Firemen, A Highland Time Travel, more Tryst Island and more steamy, funny, snarky adventures.

Don't miss a single one! Be sure to sign up for my newsletter to get alerts! It will be a fantastic year, I know it!! http://sabrinayork.com/sabrinas-contest-and-newsletter/

COMING EVENTS & APPEARANCES!
Barbara Vey Reader Appreciation Luncheon
Book signing open to the public
Saturday, April 25th 3:30-4:30 pm
Clarion Hotel Airport, Milwaukee WI

RT Booklovers Convention
Giant Book Fair open to the public
May 16th 11:00 am-2:00 pm
Hyatt Regency, Dallas TX

International Tiara Day Event
May 24th
(Someone is walking away with a tiara!)

Lori Foster Reader Author Get Together
Book signing open to the public
Friday, June 5th 3:00-5:00 pm
Cincinnati Marriott North


About Sabrina York
Her Royal Hotness, Sabrina York, is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of hot, humorous stories for smart and sexy readers. With over 25 titles her books range from sweet & snarky to scorching romance. Visit her webpage at www.sabrinayork.com to check out her books, excerpts and contests.

Books by Sabrina York
CONTEMPORARY
NEW!

Wired Series—Steamy Contemporary Romance

Tryst Island Series—Steamy Contemporary Romance
Rebound Book 1
Smoking Holt Book 3
Heart of Ash Book 4

REGENCY

Noble Passions Series—Steamy Regency

Untamed Highlanders—Coming Soon!
Susana and the Scot
Lana and the Laird

FANTASY

ANTHOLOGIES AND COLLECTIONS

SHORT STORIES AND NOVELLAS



Monday, April 20, 2015

Magick, Writing, and a Giveaway

I love incorporating magick into my stories. I love that extra element of something mixed with my worlds. The possibilities are endless. The human with extra abilities. the shifter who can teleport or has telepathy. The vampire show can weave spells.

But magick can also be in the way the couple or triad falls in love or is brought together. Magick can also be one of the major conflicts. However I weave it in, you can count on it to be in my stories. My new trilogy is no exception. in fact it uses magick as a main driver for the plots. Book 2, Moon Kissed, is available for pre-order.

GIVEAWAY!
I'll select TWO winners for a swag pack. Leave a comment telling me if you had one magickal ability, what would it be and why.


Moon Kissed
Shifting Magick Trilogy #2

#99cents on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1PXI2Iy

Audrey Kelly has given up. As the middle sister, she is required to mate with a male kissed by the gods in order to break her part of the Kelly curse. An impossible task, even for a witch. However, when her older sister mates with a descendant of the moon goddess, Audrey’s hope is renewed. Her new brother-in-law claims that his brother could be the one to break Audrey’s curse. But could Lucian really be her one true mate?

Sentinel leader, Lucian Scott has no desire to find a mate. He’s content with his single life. Or so he thought until a curvy, little witch comes into it. The mating urge slams into him almost immediately, and his need to possess Audrey in every way possible makes it unbearable to stay away from her. Too bad his brother, the Alpha, has given him a direct order to do just that. Keeping his distance until the so-called time is right may just be the death of him, but Audrey is definitely worth the wait.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Cover Reveal - Phoenix Crossing

Happy Sunday, everyone!!!! So I've been sitting on a really hot cover for a little while and figured I'd share it here first. :)

The lovely Syneca did this one and it's amazing! Phoenix Crossing will be my second book for the ROAR line and picks up where Phoenix Rising left off. I love this world and hope you all get a chance to check it out. It's my first delve into New Adult paranormal.


She’ll commit the ultimate betrayal to save those she loves…

Xandra was forged in the fires of hell’s nemesis and sharpened by humanity’s executioners. As a child she failed to protect her little sister. With Riles now located, Xandra will do anything to save her—even if it means committing the ultimate crime. Forced into a perilous situation, she’s drawn to the Alpha wolf shadowing her every move. Trust comes with a high price—one she’s paid too many times to count. But the sexy man her inner beasts desire refuses to give up.

The half phoenix, half angel was an assignment at first, a potential threat to the campus pack he’d assumed leadership of. The longer Lane follows her, the more his wolf is drawn to protect her. Frustrated with her inability to trust him and his pack, he’ll do anything to keep her safe. Claiming the curvaceous hellion would be simple, but he’s determined to win the trust of the warrior beasts within her.