Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Unbreakable is here! Check it out!

Good morning everyone! Happy Halloween! I love this time of years. The days are getting shorter and colder and the movies/books are scarier.

Though Unbreakable isn't "scary" it does feel like Hayden and Nico's story has come full circle now. When Michele and I wrote Unrequited Mate a few years ago, we always knew they'd need more. Their love story is an epic tale that starts out when Nico is 18 and Hayden is 14.

Mates are a forever thing, but growing into who you're supposed to be, can be tricky, especially for a kid who doesn't know she is a wolf to begin with.

Now, in Unbreakable, we see just how strong Hayden and Nico's bond has become.

Yes, Hayden still has issues with wanting to please her family and her mate. However, when it comes down to it, Hayden will take her place at her mate's side and do the right thing.

But, things aren't what they seem in Window Rock. This next chapter in all of their lives will turn the Raferty family upside down.

Michele and I hope you enjoy Unbreakable. We are on the downhill trek to finishing Entrapped which goes along with Unbreakable. (No, Unbreakable isn't a cliffhanger. Their stories follow each other.) Also, when you find the twist in Hayden and Nico's story, know that Mackenzie will finally receive his HEA. That's going to be fun to write.

So, sit back, relax and enjoy one last adventure with Hayden and Nico!

TL and Michele


Hayden Raferty-Lopez is nervous about returning to Window Rock—with so many memories wrapped up there. However, she’s excited to start her life with her mate in the town she calls home.

Nico Lopez knew this day would come. He’s been planning for it since the day his little wolf finally accepted his apology and gave him the chance to make it up to her. However, something is off about his mate. Everyone around them is settling into their new “adult” lives except them.

When Kalkin Raferty offers them a job taking down a piece of the Paranormal Bounty Hunters, both Hayden and Nico are ready for it. What they’re not prepared for are the conditions the orphaned shifter children and teens are kept in, nor are they prepared to find a green-eyed cub, who steals their heart.

Secrets are revealed, and lives will be irrevocably harmed. Those who were supposed to be allies will be exposed and the lies they told will shape the Raferty pack for years to come.


Keeley smiled. “We’re family, kid. This is what family does for one another.”

“But, Bodhi and Emma need it more,” Hayden whispered. “They should have this house.”

Danielle shook her head. “Bodhi and Emma are just fine. They have all the room they need.”

“But, you don’t understand...”

“We do. Bodhi will explain later,” Loraine said.

Hayden looked back at Nico. “Are you sure?”

God, he hated the sadness in her eyes. The unsure glint that usually came five seconds before she shut down. They’d come so far in such a short amount of time. She’d opened up in front of his eyes since the day he cemented his place in her life, more so since they held their mating ceremony. “Yes.” He didn’t have to say anything else. The sheer determination in his words would ground her in the moment, steadying her.

“Then it’s perfect,” Hayden answered. “Thank you.”

She gave them a watery smile before wrapping Nico in a hug. Her little body shook, this time with excitement. Her melodic giggle he loved to hear filled the room before she cried out in joy. “Told you, little wolf. Everything would work out.”
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Also, to celebrate the release of Unbreakable, Michele and I are doing a little giveaway! 

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Celia's Spooky Picks: #Halloween in #SanFrancisco

pumpkin Happy Halloween Everyone!

My hometown is a beautiful combo of nature and architecture, has some of the nicest weather year round (including the awesome fog), excellent cuisine, abundant arts, and... for you lovers of the paranormal, there are a ton of spooky spots to explore, some of which make an appearance in my vampire series, The Tranquilli Bloodline.

Here are my top picks for chills and thrills in San Francisco...

Spooky Spots in #San Francisco

  1. The Armory
    Located in the Mission District, this 200,000 square foot reproduction of a Moorish Castle was constructed in the early 1900s and used by the San Francisco National Guard. From 2006 until January 2018, it was owned by an adult entertainment company, and tours were available for all five floors of the historic building. My favorite floor by far is the wonderfully creepy basement: a vast, cavernous space with visible remnants of its days as an armory (indoor rifle range!). Water runs through wide cracks in the basement floor's exposed concrete, adding to the spooky vibe.
  2. sf armory, photo credit - Hoodline dot com news, february 2018


  3. Alcatraz Island
    Also known as “The Rock,” Alcatraz sits in the San Francisco Bay, and is home to a large seabird population, the West Coast’s oldest functional lighthouse, and, of course, the infamous maximum, high-security prison, Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary. You can guess the spookiest part, right? They say ghost of ex-cons haunt the prison. Take a nighttime tour and let them shut you in one of the 9ft by 5ft cells...if you dare. ::shiver::
  4. Sutro Baths, Ocean Beach
    Once upon a time (1896), this bathhouse was the world’s largest, indoor swimming facility. Located near Ocean Beach and below Cliff House, Sutro Baths burned to the ground in 1966 (arson). Today, you can hike around the ruins then venture into the spookiest spot of all: the cave. For the best spine tingling experience, try it at night, when the fog swirls and the wind whips and wails, and the waves crash over the beach. Some say if you light a candle and leave it in the tunnel, a ghost will pick it up and fling it into the ocean...
  5. Stow Lake, Golden Gate Park
    Modeled after NYC’s Central Park, Golden Gate Park is a gorgeous expanse of greenery in San Francisco. Stow Lake (located west of the beautiful Japanese Tea Garden), is a great spot for picnics and a boat ride. If you venture there at night, beware of the lake’s resident ghost, the White Lady. Barefoot and dressed in a white dress, rumor has it she lost her baby in the lake then drowned herself (in the early 1900s). There’s also a statue near the lake of a woman and two small children. They say it moves when the White Lady is on the prowl.
  6. cemetery yard decorations

  7. Mission Dolores Cemetery
    What’s spookier than a cemetery? Mission Dolores Cemetery is the oldest burial ground in San Francisco and the resting place of city founders, criminals, and thousands of First Californians (the Ohlone). It’s also one of the locations in Hitchcock’s 1958 classic film, “Vertigo.” You’ll find the cemetery next to the oldest building in San Francisco, Mission Dolores. Tour both, but don’t be surprised if the hairs on your nape stand at attention as you wander through the cemetery gardens, among the ancient tombstones and silent sentinel statues. Spooky energy, even on a sunny day...

Haunted Halloween Spooktacular Giveaway

My Tranquilli Bloodline vampires and Black Hills Wolves are still on tour with Bewitching Book Tour's multi-author Halloween event (through Halloween!). Enter the Bewitching Book Tours Halloween Spooktacular rafflecopter giveaway for a chance at e-gift cards and books!


That's all for now, Dear Readers!
Have a great Halloween and an equally great November (Nanowrimo, anyone?).
I'll see you back here on November 30th!

xoxo & *boo!* :-) ;-)


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Friday, October 26, 2018

To Read or Listen ... Reader Preferences

I recently attended a book signing event at my local library. There were ten authors in the group and our genres ranged from cookbooks, to horror, to sci-fi, to romance and, thankfully, erotic romance.

We surveyed the group on a number of things but the biggest surprise came from those who are switching over from reading to audio books. I'm pretty sure nothing will ever replace a good handheld book, but a huge percentage said they were switching from e-readers to audio. Most noted the convenience of being able to listen during commutes or on walks. One person admitted to listening while at church. Another said she often used the audio book app on her phone to drown out her mother-in-law!

Given the trend of taking the audio road, I'm definitely going to be exploring some additional gift code options for my audio books. I did have half-dozen gift codes to give away, and this is what I promoted:

 A career soldier, Major Liam McGregor has been following strict military orders for over a decade. Considered one of the best by his superiors, it’s not surprising he’s the operative chosen for an assignment that, if successful, could save mankind.

Years earlier, chemical warfare left the women of earth sterile and the population is dwindling fast. The only hope for survival lies in the government scientists’ ability to successfully breed alien females with healthy human males. So far, their attempts have been mediocre at best.

Alora, second daughter of the House of Delawon, is their last hope. A government protectee since her family’s transport crash landed on earth years earlier, she is the last surviving fempod from Tethys, one of Saturn’s habitable moons.

Together Liam and Alora must travel from the government’s safe house in what used to be the state of Colorado to Traverse City, the new capitol of the United Republic. Their route takes through both safe and hostile territory.

What poses more of a threat? The lawless marauders who’ll stop at nothing to vanquish their prey? Or, the forbidden desires tempting the soldier and the alien princess?

“According to what we were told by Dr. Williams, humans are very interested in the mating process, especially for procreation.”

“Sometimes,” he conceded. “Other times it’s nothing more than a tumble between the sheets.” He depressed the accelerator even farther and reset the cruise at one ninety. He needed to get them back to the main highway as soon as possible. This conversation was headed in the wrong direction, just as they’d been during the previous day’s storm.

Much to his chagrin, Alora wasn’t quite finished with the subject. “I accessed the databanks in Dr. Williams’ office to do some research on the mating habits of humans. After Fiona died, I wanted to see for myself if it was as horrible as she’d envisioned.”

“And, what did you find?”

“A lot of technical terms. None of which made sense to me.” She paused and drew a breath. “Fornication, for instance.”

He bit his lip, fighting back a chuckle. “Yes?”

“This is the word your species has given to the act of coupling between men and women?”

“One of them. There are other names for it.”

“Oh, yes,” she agreed. “I found those in the archives as well. There was...uh...coitus and copulation.” She tapped a finger to her forehead, struggling for more euphemisms. “Sex. I found that one interesting since it’s also the word used to define the difference between male and female orientation.”

“Let it never be said there aren’t many routes to the same end when it comes to the English language.”

“And then, there were the...uh...slang terms.”

Oh boy. Liam shook his head, drew a breath for calm, and waited. In an effort to avoid Alora’s take on slang, he asked, “What do you call the mating process on Tethys?”

“Simple. It’s referred to breeding. A term, I might add, once used on Earth when referring to animals.”

“The term was also used for humans in some cases.”

Alora sank back into the seat, released a long sigh, and turned her attention to the passing scenery. A few minutes went by before she spoke again. “Hump, screw, and fuck.”

Liam burst out laughing, unable to stop the welcome release. “You’re a quick study, Alora of Delawon.”

“May I ask you something?”

His shoulders rose and fell on a deep shrug. “I suppose.”

“How many women have done the fuck with you?”

He almost choked on a second round of laughter. “A few.”

“And, did you enjoy it?”
~ ~ ~

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Until next month, happy listening or reading ... whichever you prefer!


Thursday, October 25, 2018

Skin Cancer by Jennifer Kacey

 So I was diagnosed with skin cancer about a month ago. Basal Cell Carcinoma on my back. It's the "easiest" kind of skin cancer to deal with and so I had to have it removed about a week ago.
 They marked the spot on my back with a marker.
 Then marked the margins of what was going to be removed. Then I got 2,372 (yes I'm exaggerating....a little) shots of lidocaine to numb it all up. You can see how big of an area they injected. Was crazy feeling!
 Then I waited in the FREEZING room for then to get ready and get scrubbed in. I was awake for the whole procedure and talked to my surgeon about Buffalo because that's where she grew up. Literally two seconds away from where my boyfriend lives! Was so cool. Procedure lasted all together about an hour.

They bandaged me all up and sent me home. Had to keep it on for a couple days. My left arm was USELESS for the first 3 days. Had to ice my back a lot to get any relief but it really really helped.
Bandaging came off and I finally got to see my scar. AND she was awesome and didn't touch my ink. Yay!!! I'm still sore. Still having some issues using my left arm do to things pulling in my back. Icing on and off. But other than that I'm good! Already got pathology results back and they got it all. Go team!
So now I just have to give it several months to heal and the scar to settle out.

Mine was all relatively easy because I caught it early and was proactive! Take care of yourself cause there's only one super you for all of us to love!

Decadently Yours,
Jennifer Kacey

Jennifer Kacey is a writer, mother, and business owner living with her miniman in Texas and New York. 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.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Werewolf Loving

The lone wolf stands on the hillside on a dark night, staring up at the moon. He tilts back his head and howls. The bleak and lonely sound echoes through the forest. He is alone, watching guard over his pack. He’s also more than just a wolf. He is a werewolf.

What is it about werewolves that fascinate us? Tales of such creatures—part man and part wolf—are sprinkled throughout European folklore. Some stories are even older, going back to ancient Greece. Part of us fears such a creature, while another part is drawn to the very idea.

Werewolves make perfect heroes for romance novels. They understand the importance of pack and family. They’re primal men who live by instinct as much as intellect. They’re stronger than a human male and have enhanced senses. One minute, they can be human, and the next they can shift into a magnificent and deadly wolf. What’s not to love?

Okay, so maybe they’re a tad bossy and have a tendency to be more than a little overbearing. There is nothing more dangerous than a wolf protecting his mate. It takes a very special woman to be able to love and live with such a man.

And there are a whole pack of men just like this living in Salvation, North Carolina. Interested? Check out the Salvation Pack series, starting with Wolf at the Door.

Wolf at the Door
Salvation Pack, Book 1

Gwendolyn Jones is working on an article about werewolves, not that she believes they exist. But there are people out there who do, like the nervous man who slips her a flash drive with information he claims will prove to the world shifters are out there. Gwen starts questioning just what to believe when two very real werewolves come knocking on her cabin door later that night.

Someone has a flash drive with pictures that could endanger his pack, and alpha Jacque LaForge will do whatever it takes to destroy it. But something deep inside him ignites when he knocks on the door of that "someone". He didn't think he'd find a mate, or that when he did, she'd be human. But now that he has found Gwen, he knows he has a fight on his hands to protect her from his former vengeful pack who are out to hurt him by any means necessary.


Wolf at the Door
Wolf in her Bed
Wolf on the Run
Wolf from the Past
Wolf on the Hunt
Wolf on a Mission
Wolf in his Heart
Wolf in her Soul
Wolf of her Own

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 16, 2018

Off to Phoenix!

I'm off to Phoenix today to attend For the Love of Books and Phoenix on Saturday, October 20. Coincidentally my brother lives in Phoenix so I will get some time to spend with him and his family. Then I will have the honor of meeting with readers at the signing and seeing some writer friends, including Victoria Saccenti, Maria-Elena Alonso-Sierra, and Dorothy F. Shaw. 

It is the final leg in what has been a wonderful year traveling the country for various signings. I have met so many interesting people. Anyone who says romance readers aren't as engaging as those in other genres hasn't made an effort to meet them. Everywhere I have gone, from Nashville to Dallas to Cocoa Beach to Seattle to Reno to right near me in Staten Island, NY., I have had a wonderful time with friends new and renewed. It has also been the best way to network with other writers in my genre.

Next year won't be quite as active, but I will be going to Wild Wicked Weekend in San Antonio, Kinky in Kansas City, Delightfully Dirty in Dallas and Tempted and Tantalizing in Staten Island. I will also be attending a few author-oriented conferences. Maybe I'll see you there!

Monday, October 15, 2018


My favorite time of year is here and with it, lots of costumes designed to make you giggle. The costumes most giggle-worthy? The ones for dogs! Behold some of my favorites this year:

This little guy looks earnest enough to get the package delivered, especially if there are treats inside.

Bob Ross is everyone's favorite happy painter, so of course there should also be a Dog Ross.

I mean, really. How can you stand the cuteness?!

This dog blends so seamlessly into his costume I don't know where the dog ends and the toast begins. 

The small dogs don't get all the fun. This winner says I'm good enough to eat and then some.


Tiffany N. York celebrates Halloween every year by dressing her and her diva dog in matching costumes. Visit her blog at

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Eye Surgery #2 by Jennifer Spears

So I had a second eye surgery which was recovery-wise harder than the first but it looked WAY better even from the beginning which is awesomeness!
Thank you so very much to everyone sending me love and hugs for the past few weeks! One big surgery to go and hopefully I can have a break!!

Decadently Yours,
Jennifer Kacey

Jennifer Kacey is a writer, mother, and business owner living with her miniman in Texas and New York. 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.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Pick a cover, any cover- Passport to Romance

Happy October!

This year I am again hosting the 4th annual Passport to Romance reader appreciation event in Bellevue, Washington. It's a fabulous evening of authors, swag, and lots of free stuff. Lots!! Did I mention the event was also free? Well it is!

But even if you can't make it to our event in person, you can still participate by voting in the cover contest. The top four vote-getters make it to the finals where a winner will be selected at the Passport event. So check out the roster and vote for your favorite. Maybe you'll see a book that catches your eye and you'll find a new favorite read too.

Click the link to vote:

Hint-hint- I wouldn't mind a vote for a little superhero book called Instinct either :)

And if you are local to the Seattle/Bellevue area, we'd love to see you October 27th! Doors open at 6pm.

Until next time!

Anna- The Super Diva 
And check out Instinct at your
favorite eRetailer!

Amazon Page

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

A Little Spice for your Autumn by Ripley Proserpina

In one week, the final book of my Wishes and Curses duet releases. I started this series two years ago, during NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month. The goal of NaNo is to write 50, 000 words in one month. In the subsequent years, I’ve tried again to hit that goal, but I haven’t been able to do it. 

In any case, the first book poured out of me. I spent a month thinking about what I wanted to write, so on November 1st, I was ready to go. My plan was to just write one book, but at the end, I wasn’t done. 

Now I’m about release Revolution and Rising, and I’m feeling all nostalgic. Why can’t I write 50k again? Was it a one-off made up of the perfect amount of childcare, easy work days, and take-out? 
Or maybe it’s the badges that NaNo offers. I feel like everything in life can be accomplished if there’s a badge at the end of it. 

Also coming up, November 1st, I’m releasing a book I co-wrote with author, Rebecca Royce. This one is a reverse harem dystopian romance called Lightning Strikes. I’d never written a book with anyone before, so this was a blast. Both Rebecca and I tend to write spontaneously, so each time I got a section of work from here I felt like I got to choose my own adventure. 

I hope everyone is having a great October, and since I won’t be blogging again until November, here are some autumn quizzes to hold you over. Enjoy! 

Monday, October 1, 2018

Lip Biopsy & Eye Surgery Part 2 by Jennifer Kacey

So last Tuesday I had a tarsoconjunctival graft on my right eye. Think that extra eye lid some lizards have that blink sideways! :P
I was a pirate for a day! On my Dad's Bday which totally delighted me!!

Took 45 minutes for them to get the tape off and my eye cleaned so I could see again. Talk about disoriented with only one eye functional!

It looks super owwie but it doesn't feel too horrible. Lots of sutures still in that should let go in the next couple weeks and everything should settle back down a bit.
Good thing...because I go back in tomorrow the 2nd to have the other eye done. My eyes are already super tired with only one done but I'd prefer to get everything done super quick so I only feel really bad for a short bit of time. Go Team!!

OH and today I'm having a lip biopsy done for one of my auto immune conditions.
OH and next week I have to have skin cancer removed from my back.
For realz....when it rains......

So I'm hoping for uber speedy recoveries for all the things and hopefully some more answers and relief from some of my special snowflakeness. :)

Sending love to everybody and hoping you're all doing wonderful.
Love you all and thank you so much for all the support! You guys rock!!!

Decadently Yours,
Jennifer Kacey

Jennifer Kacey is a writer, mother, and business owner living with her miniman in Texas and New York. 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.