Saturday, March 20, 2021

Welcome to Spring!

According to the calendar it’s officially spring. That’s something to celebrate, even if it still looks like winter in my part of the world. But the signs of spring are there.

 

The days are getting longer. After the short days and long dark nights of winter, having the sun shine longer each day makes me feel better and gives me a boost of energy.

 


The snow is melting. If we get another storm—and we often do in April and even May—the snow won’t be around that long. The flowers are hiding under the ground, just waiting for enough warmth and sunshine to burst into bloom.

 

I’m counting down the days until I can put away the scarf, gloves, headband, winter boots, and heavy coat and don a fleece and a pair of sneakers when I head outside. For me, the first real sign of spring is when I can wear my sneakers. It’s the little things…

 

And if you’re still stuck inside on those cold days, I hope you snuggle up and watch a movie, binge on Netflix (or another streaming service), or read a book. There’s so much to choose from. There’s something to be said for enjoying a cozy, chilly spring evening.

 


 

If you’ve read the Marks Mercenaries series, you might remember that Vaden el Gravaso, the hero from Salvaging Abby is from Gravas, a highly secretive world with advanced technology and a kickass military. Oh, and their assassins are the best in the known universe. They’re also all male. This time it’s impossible for a Gravasian assassin to infiltrate and rescue Ivar, a prince of Gravas. When a man can’t do the job, they send a woman who can.

 

 

Sometimes the best man for the job is a woman.

 


Ivar’s Escape

Assassins of Gravas, Book 2

 

Ivar el Gravaso—a prince of Gravas—wakes in a prison cell with no idea how he got there or even who he is. If his captor can’t get answers from Ivar, his days are numbered. When a strange woman sneaks into the prison and promises to get him out, he’s suspicious. Is this nothing more than another trick by his captor or is she truly there to help?

Delphi is an assassin sent by the Gravasian government to infiltrate the space pirate stronghold of Tortuga in search of the missing prince. She finds a prisoner who is well-spoken, knowledgeable, and ready to fight, even though he has no idea who he is. He might be her target. It’s difficult to tell due to his ragged appearance. But no way can she leave him behind, no matter who he is.

 

TEASER:

 

One shot was all they’d have. If she failed, she’d have to leave Ivar to save herself.

And that she wouldn’t do.

 

Not only because she’d given her word—to the Gravasian king, her sister’s husband, and to Ivar himself. No, she couldn’t have Ivar’s death on her conscience.

 

He’d shown such composure under extreme pressure. He had no idea who he was, yet the core of the man shone through. Honor wasn’t just a word to him. He’d been concerned with her safety.

 

She’d held his hand.

 

Curling her fingers inward, she cursed the phantom heat from his touch. Straightening her palm, she rubbed it against her pants.

 

Get your head in the game and do this.

 

 

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Evernight Publishing: https://www.evernightpublishing.com/ivars-escape-by-n-j-walters/

 

 


N.J. Walters is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, assassins, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks—all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.

                   

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Saturday, February 20, 2021

KYLER'S JUSTICE is here!

 If you’ve read the Marks Mercenaries series, you might remember that the hero from Salvaging Abby is from Gravas, a highly secretive world with advanced technology and a kickass military. Oh, and their assassins are the best in the known universe.




 Gravasian assassins are ghosts, whispers on the wind, and feared by all. Kyler el Darkos is even deadlier, more dangerous. He’s no ordinary assassin. He’s the king’s blade, answering only to the king of Gravas, his loyalty absolute. Few know of his existence. He lives and works alone. Gravasian justice is swift and brutal. His job is to see it carried out.




 


Kyler’s Justice, Assassins of Gravas, book 3 

 

Kyler el Darkos is an elite Gravasian assassin who answers only to the king of Gravas. His mission: Find Balthazar and eliminate him and any of his associates for their part in abducting the king’s son and trying to market stolen Gravasian weapons. His search has brought him to the planet of Mortis and Hell’s Gate, a bar owned by Balthazar’s father. The last thing he expects is to fall for Etta Mortis—his target’s sister—a woman who tempts him to risk his honor for a chance at love.

 

 


TEASER:

 

“Kyler. My name is Kyler el Darkos.” He never told anyone his birth name. It was information that could be used against him. But he needed to hear her say it. He was a ghost, sliding through the various worlds he visited, unseen and unacknowledged, living in the darkness alone. Only she could make him real, more than a shadowy killer.

 

“Kyler el Darkos.”

 

Everything inside him stilled before roaring to life. The world snapped into focus, no longer shadows and gray, but light and filled with color. It was as though he’d spent his entire life searching for this particular moment.

 

 

Want to read more? You can find KYLER’S JUSTICE here:

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N.J. Walters is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, assassins, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks—all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.

                   

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

BJORN CURSED--TEASER

 

Who are the Forgotten Brotherhood? They’re a group of paranormal assassins, the misfits that other paranormal creatures fear. They aren’t the monsters lurking under the bed. They’re the ones that kill them.

 

They live by a strict code: Kill only those that truly deserve it and let their gods sort them out. Kill them before they kill you. Never, ever betray a fellow assassin.

 

 


BJORN CURSED

Forgotten Brotherhood, Book 4

 

Lucifer is up to his old tricks, causing problems for the Forgotten Brotherhood. This time, he’s had a woman removed from the Norse afterlife and placed her right in the path of Bjorn Knutson. After the slaughter of his wife and family centuries ago, tortured and broken, Bjorn was cursed as the first Norse werewolf. Now he’s been tasked by Odin himself with killing the woman who escaped. Failure is not an option.

 

Before he can track her, he stumbles across a woman being accosted by three men in the middle of the night. Even though she’s human, he intervenes and is shocked to recognize the face of the one woman he could never kill — his wife Anja.

 

She’s also the one he’s hunting…and if he doesn’t kill her then both their lives are at stake.

 

TEASER:

 

Anja grew even paler, her skin almost translucent. “I have done nothing, but the gods will destroy me. Freya will believe I betrayed her.”

 

“I won’t let that happen.” He knelt before her and took her hands in his.

 

“You cannot stop them. Your heart is brave, your sword arm strong, but you are still only a man, Bjorn Knutson.”

 

He shook his head. “I have not been a man for more than fourteen hundred years. Do you not wonder why I did not find you?”

 

She nodded. “Many times. When I wasn’t cursing you, I prayed you were in Valhalla or that you had been reincarnated to serve the gods. I feared you had forgotten me.”

 

“Never!” It was time to tell his wife the truth. “I am much more than a man. I am a member of the Forgotten Brotherhood.”

 

 

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N.J. Walters is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks—all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.

                   

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Sunday, December 20, 2020

Happy Solstice!


Today is the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. It's also known as Yule and is one of the oldest winter celebrations in the world. To ancient people, the seasons and the weather played an important part of their lives. To drive away the dark, they would light bonfires to light the longest night of the year. The tradition of the Yule log is actually a pagan one. As is the cutting of mistletoe.

Many cultures would celebrate with food, drink, music, and stories. From here on, the days would get longer until the arrival of spring. Definitely something to celebrate.




Wishing all of you a Happy Solstice, Merry Yule, Happy Holidays, and a very Merry Christmas!

 

 


Burning Ash

Forgotten Brotherhood, Book 3

 

No one is more surprised than Asher, one of the oldest vampires on Earth, that he's attracted to vamp hunter Jo Radcliffe. She's smart, a talented slayer, and she's gorgeous. Something about her pulls at him, like no one ever has before. For a man, whose name strikes fear in everyone––this is something new and intriguing. And quite possibly deadly, if she discovers his secret.

Jo has two things in common with the handsome Asher––they are both slayers and someone is messing with them in a very-much-trying-to-kill-them way. She's not so happy about joining forces with a dude she doesn't know. But he's sexy as hell and really good at his job as one of the Forgotten Brotherhood, whose business it is to execute misbehaving paranormals.

She knows she's bait in a larger plot to harm Asher and the Brotherhood. And there is nothing he won't do, no line he won't cross, to keep her safe––which may be the weakness that destroys them both.

 

TEASER:

 

“Vampire,” the melodic voice carried easily through the building. The hood of a long leather duster was shoved back to reveal a tall stunning woman with a deadly crossbow held easily in her hands.

Asher’s heart skipped a beat. Blood pounded through his veins, hot and thick. Confident and deadly was always a huge turn-on. This woman was both those things and more.

 

 

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08FGV7C9Q/

Entangled: https://entangledpublishing.com/burning-ash.html

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Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/burning-ash

iBooks: https://books.apple.com/us/book/burning-ash/id1527096039

 

 

Watch for Bjorn Cursed, Forgotten Brotherhood book 4 on January 18, 2021!

 

 

N.J. Walters is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks—all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.

                   

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Monday, November 30, 2020

Celia's Edible and Audible Holiday Cheer

Hello my dear Decadent Diva Readers,

 I hope you had a lovely November. The December holidays are upon us, and I'm busy prepping A Demon's Embrace, my second Cupid Dating Agency book for release! My hero, Stryker, owns a year-round holiday store, and he loves Christmas so thought I better launch his story around the time of his favorite holiday, LOL.

Now, let's get this holiday party started with songs and sugar! I shared these last year, but in case you missed them, here they are again: Cookies and musical holiday cheer...

Celia's Holiday Spritz Cookies “our

Cookies are one of my favorite, sweet indulgences for the holidays. My family makes spritz cookies every December. Delicious! Here’s my mother’s recipe (that I love to post every year around this time). Requires cookie press.

3/4 cup regular sugar (some recipes call for “powdered”, but mom swears by regular!)
1 cup margarine, or butter, or shortening (mom uses shortening; I use butter. Both are delish.)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt

1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
2. In a bowl, mix together margarine (or butter or shortening), sugar, vanilla, egg until fairly fluffy.
3. Stir in flour, salt, baking powder.
4. Optional: separate dough into bowls, add food dye of your choosing (see photo).
5. Fill cookie press; press dough onto ungreased cookie sheets.
6. Bake for 12 - 15 minutes.
7. Remove from sheet and cool on cookie rack.
8. Eat. All. The. Cookies!

  Celia’s Holiday Playlist
Music is a big part of our holiday celebrations. Here’s one of our playlists for the December holidays. Happy listening!

“Another Christmas Song,” Stephen Colbert
“Not Tonight Santa,” Girls Aloud
“Frosty the Snowman,” Cocteau Twins
“Christmas Time Is Here Again,” Ringo Starr
“Sleigh Ride,” The Ronettes
“The Lonely Jew On Christmas,” Kyle Broflofski with Special Celebrity
Guest “Santa’s Beard,” They Might Be Giants
“Winter Wonderland,” Cocteau Twins
“Christmas (Baby Please Come Home),” Darlene Love
“Thanks for Christmas,” XTC
“December Will Be Magic Again,” Kate Bush

 

Have a great December, Dear Readers, and I'll see you back here on December 30th with more info on A Demon's Embrace!.

xo,
Celia


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Friday, November 20, 2020

New Release

 

Here's an excerpt from my latest release IVAR’S ESCAPE, book 2 of the Assassins of Gravas series. Hope you enjoy it!

 

If you’ve read the Marks Mercenaries series, you might remember that Vaden el Gravaso, the hero from Salvaging Abby is from Gravas, a highly secretive world with advanced technology and a kickass military. Oh, and their assassins are the best in the known universe. They’re also all male. This time it’s impossible for a Gravasian assassin to infiltrate and rescue Ivar, a prince of Gravas. When a man can’t do the job, they send a woman who can.

 

 

Sometimes the best man for the job is a woman.

 


Ivar’s Escape

Assassins of Gravas, Book 2

 

Ivar el Gravaso—a prince of Gravas—wakes in a prison cell with no idea how he got there or even who he is. If his captor can’t get answers from Ivar, his days are numbered. When a strange woman sneaks into the prison and promises to get him out, he’s suspicious. Is this nothing more than another trick by his captor or is she truly there to help?

Delphi is an assassin sent by the Gravasian government to infiltrate the space pirate stronghold of Tortuga in search of the missing prince. She finds a prisoner who is well-spoken, knowledgeable, and ready to fight, even though he has no idea who he is. He might be her target. It’s difficult to tell due to his ragged appearance. But no way can she leave him behind, no matter who he is.

 

 

TEASER:

 

The man wasn’t moving.

 

Delphi glanced at the door at the far end of the corridor. It was solid wood. She should be safe enough. Taking a risk, she eased a candle stub and matches from her pants pocket. Primitive but effective.

 

She struck the match and touched the flame to the wick.

 

He exploded from the pallet and lunged. She scrambled away, her back hitting the cell door behind her. Shit, he was fast. If it hadn’t been for her training, he’d have his hands around her neck right now.

 

Miraculously, the light hadn’t gone out. The candle was on its side. The large male grabbed it and pulled it inside, giving her a good look at him.

 

His hair was long and dark and matted. An unkempt beard covered the lower half of his face. His clothes were in tatters, his feet bare. His eyes were golden brown, like a coywolf she’d seen a picture of once, and just as feral. A barely healed scar ran down the left side of his face, starting at his temple and disappearing into his beard.

 

She held up her hands to show him she was unarmed. “I’m not here to hurt you.” It was only dumb luck that she hadn’t rattled the steel doors when she’d hit them and possibly woken the guard. He’d been drinking, but it might not be enough for him to pass out.

 

Still in a crouch, the prisoner studied her. He’d see the image she wanted to project—a teenage boy with a pockmarked face. Disguises were part of an assassin’s bag of tricks, and this was her specialty.

 

“What’s your name?” Given his appearance, it was hard to tell if it was her target. He’d lost weight and was totally disheveled and dirty. It was doubtful his own mother would recognize him in a fully lit room, let alone by dim candlelight.

 

He swallowed heavily, his throat rippling. His fingers tightened around the stub of candle. He opened his mouth, closed it, and tried again. “I don’t know.” His breath hit the flame directly, blowing it out and plunging them into darkness.

 

 

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MDXY2PP/

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1052405

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/ivar-s-escape

Evernight Publishing: https://www.evernightpublishing.com/ivars-escape-by-n-j-walters/

 


 


N.J. Walters is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks—all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.

                   

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Halloween is Almost Here!

 It’s only a little over a week until Halloween. On Halloween night, I like to light the candle in the pumpkin, turn off the lights, and put on my favorite Halloween movies.

 

There are tons of great ones out there to choose from, but here are 5 of my favorites:

 


1. The Crow (1994)—One of my favorite movies of all time and probably the one I’ve watched the most. It’s so dark, yet so hopeful. Brandon Lee’s performance is incredible. Great cast and story, plenty of action, and one fantastic soundtrack.

 

2. Underworld (2003)—Vampires and lycans are at war. Selene, a vampire warrior, makes the mistake of falling in love with Michael, a human who is sought by werewolves for unknown reasons.

 

3. Dracula Untold (2014)—A fresh look at the traditional Dracula story. I love this movie. I mean, what’s not to love about Luke Evans as Vlad Tepes, the prince who must become a monster feared by his own people in order to obtain the power needed to protect them.


 

4. Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)—As promised, this movie closely follows Stoker’s version of Dracula. Great film. Gary Oldman plays a scary and seductive Dracula.

 


5. Lost Boys (1987)—It’s hard to believe this movie is 30 years old, but it holds up. It’s one of my favorite vampire movies of all time. And the soundtrack is amazing.

 

I know this is a top 5 list, but I have to mention Sleepy Hollow with Johnny Depp (1999) and the Disney animated version (1949). I love them both. The animated story is beautifully crafted. And while the Depp version of the story goes off the rails near the end, I still enjoy it. And, of course, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” is a show I have to watch every year.

 

 

However you chose to celebrate, I hope you have a Spooktacular holiday! And if you’re looking for a sexy vampire book to read, you might want to check out Burning Ash, the latest release in my Forgotten Brotherhood series.

 

Happy Halloween!

 

 


Burning Ash

Forgotten Brotherhood, Book 3

 

No one is more surprised than Asher, one of the oldest vampires on Earth, that he's attracted to vamp hunter Jo Radcliffe. She's smart, a talented slayer, and she's gorgeous. Something about her pulls at him, like no one ever has before. For a man, whose name strikes fear in everyone––this is something new and intriguing. And quite possibly deadly, if she discovers his secret.

Jo has two things in common with the handsome Asher––they are both slayers and someone is messing with them in a very-much-trying-to-kill-them way. She's not so happy about joining forces with a dude she doesn't know. But he's sexy as hell and really good at his job as one of the Forgotten Brotherhood, whose business it is to execute misbehaving paranormals.

She knows she's bait in a larger plot to harm Asher and the Brotherhood. And there is nothing he won't do, no line he won't cross, to keep her safe––which may be the weakness that destroys them both.

 

TEASER:

 

He sauntered out of the dark and fully into the candlelight. The flames flickered over his face, exposing a strong jaw, straight nose, and high forehead. His blond hair was pulled back in a short tail at his nape. His skin was olive-toned or tanned, hard to say. Piercing brown eyes stared at her.

 

Good looking was much to tame. Handsome didn’t fit either. There was something dangerous and predatory lurking beneath the surface. Primal. Compelling. Yeah, that was it.

 

It was time for her to leave.

 

 

If you want to read more of Asher and Jo’s story, you can find it here:

Entangled: https://entangledpublishing.com/burning-ash.html

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08FGV7C9Q/

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iBooks: https://books.apple.com/us/book/burning-ash/id1527096039

 

 

N.J. Walters is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks—all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.

                   

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