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Hello again

So, I’m struggling to get back in the game of writing. School just kicked my ass, and it was only two semesters. I’ve had to take the semester off (Banse and I are moving), and frankly I’m not sure I’ll be able to afford to return. What’s more, I’m not certain I even want to return at this point – it was that stressful.

During that time, I moved away from romance for a while to work on a cozy mystery series that I’m working on. It’s a slow project because I don’t want it to be like others I’ve read (i.e. bad). While it simmers in the back of my brain, I return to another idea that has been simmering – a paranormal set in Victorian England.

I hadn’t intended it to be, but it quickly turned from straight paranormal to paranormal romance. It even connected itself with a series that I’m working on for my (eventual) return to Channillo. No spoilers on that yet, but I look forward to getting it out. I’m currently planning it as a 12-piece installment, with one new short story featured each month. I believe that I could use each installment piece as a starting point for a full length novel set in the same series – the short as an introduction to the characters of the full, as it were.

Of course, as we all know, I’m absolute shit with both planning/plotting and follow-through. Never you mind outlining, however loosely. And I wasn’t sure I’d have something to share with you this week so I thought I’d write about the possibilities of applying the Hero’s Journey to the romance, but damn it, Colleen Gleason already did it with this article.

Do you know what else she did? I mean, other than writing all those delicious books of hers? She inspired me, with that same article, to very loosely outline that paranormal romance I’ve been mulling over. There’s some kinks to work out, of course, but I have the bare bones. That’s rather exciting for me.

So, here’s my plan for you: just a few posts a week while I get back in the swing of things. I’d love to tell you I have a specific plan, but those don’t work for me. Today, I’m sharing the name of my newest protagonist: Miss Jacqueline Dunhurst, daughter of Victor Dunhurst, a filthy rich shipping baron with a questionable past.

I don’t have a picture of her yet, though I do have a good idea of her personality. I’ll be back to share a snippet soon.

Book Review – Gems of Vice and Greed (and a giveaway)

In an effort to expand readership – and participation – I am going to be dedicating more time to my blog, and yours. To kick this off, I’m going to start reviewing books more frequently, and occasionally, I will give away a copy of the book I’m reviewing.

First, a few things of note – yes, I received this as an Advanced Reading Copy in exchange for an honest review, but I also purchased a copy to give away, so. Also, yes, this is an Affiliate link, but I will only be using the Affiliate link for products I like. not just to make money. That’s not what this is about, after all…

On to the review…

I feel like I should preface this review today with – I do not like most contemporary romances. I like contemporary chick lit, but not much current romance. It’s all the Billionaire’s this or the Millionaire’s that… So, when I tell you to read this book, I suggest you listen.

First of all, The Gems of Vice and Greed is book three in the Contemporary Gothic Romance series by Colleen Gleason. I have not read the first two, but you absolutely do not need to. That’s a major factor in a series for me – can it stand alone?

So, Vice and Greed tells the story of Leslie and Declan. Leslie, having removed herself from the corporate rat race, has settled down in Michigan to restore a historic mansion so that she can open an inn. Declan, the local blacksmith (drooling already,  aren’t you?) has moved to the same small town to raise the daughter he never knew he had.

Throw in a ghost and rumors of long lost jewels, and you’ve a sexy, intriguing story full of charming characters, simmering sexual tension, and mystery.

This is a must read!

Gems of Vice and Greed, Colleen Gleason

Now then, I promised a giveaway, did I not? So… Comment to tell me you want a copy, and I will pick a random winner 2 weeks from today – and that person will receive a copy of the book. This giveaway is only available for Kindle, and is not affiliated with Colleen Gleason or Amazon or anyone else. And if you’ve one available, share a picture of the sexiest (could be an ironsmith) you can find.

When I picture Declan, I am totally picturing Jason Mamoa, especially as the new (and improved) Conan.

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Romancing the Paranormal, Cover Reveal

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Romancing the Paranormal

by Brandy L. Rivers,

Claudy Conn, Cynthia St. Aubin, Dakota Cassidy, D’Elen McClain, Gena D. Lutz, Julia Mills, Kym Grosso, Melanie James, Robyn Peterman, Stephanie Rowe, Teresa Gabelman, Victoria Danann

Publication Date: May 19, 2015

Genres: Paranormal, Romance

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13 BRAND NEW paranormal stories from your favorite USA

Today, New York Times, and Amazon Bestselling authors.

Passions ignite in 13 dangerously hot romances

Stephanie Rowe – Shadows of Darkness

Haunted by a tormented past that has come to reclaim him, a former assassin must choose between

saving the world, or protecting the one woman who can touch his heart and redeem his soul.

Robyn Peterman – Fashionably Hotter Than Hell

Book 5 of the Hot Damned Series

Victoria Danann – Konochur: Wolf Lover

In the middle of a war with dragon shifters, a human widow of a werewolf may get another chance at

love, but feelings of guilt threaten a blossoming attraction to the one wolf everyone thought was

untamable.

Kym Grosso – Lost Embrace

Dominant vampire leader, Kade Issacson, is devastated when his fiancée, Sydney Willows, is nearly killed

by a demon and her transition into the supernatural tests the limits of their bond. Deep in the heart of

New Orleans, they struggle to keep her alive while searching for an escaped killer who promises to end

Sydney’s life once and for all.

Dakota Cassidy – What Not To Were

Claudy Conn – Harley-Awakening

Harley is a Hybrid that doesn’t want to serve revenge up cold. She wants to serve it up now and she

wants serve it up HOT.

Teresa Gabelman – Forbidden Hunger

A shifter without a pack, Janna Lawson goes in search of the man who her mother died trying to protect.

What she finds is Garrett Foster, a man who has the power to decide her fate and causes a hunger inside

her that is forbidden to them both.

Melanie James – Gertie’s Paranormal Plantation

When you run a shelter for paranormal creatures, you can’t afford to let your guard down. When

carefree—and quite naïve—witch Gertie O’Leary welcomes an enchanting new guest to the plantation,

she finds herself caught up in an ancient struggle. Marie Laveau and the gang will have to pull together

once again to save Gertie’s love life. Love, lust and laughs await on the Paranormal Plantation.

Gena D. Lutz – Sonnet Vale: Paranormal Hunter

Paranormal hunter, Sonnet Vale, has the unique ability to hunt and kill vampires. But a chance

encounter with a handsome stranger is about to change everything, teaching Sonnet what it’s like to be

hunted and possessed.

D’Elen McClain – Fang Chronicles: Tyboll

A grumpy bear shifter, a stubborn she-bear shifter, and more growls than a bear clan can possibly

handle. Will the two kill each other or discover they make the perfect mated pair?

Julia Mills – Her Dragon’s Heart

Jace MacQuaid, the youngest Dragon Guardsman since the original knights has just found his mate,

Melanie Whelan…the one the Universe made for him…the light of his soul. Of course, to claim her he

will have to fight a force so dark not even the oldest of dragon kin has the answers. Fate really stepped

in it this time.

Brandy L. Rivers – Seductive Solutions

When Toryn’s trusted friend begins failing, he’ll search for a way to free him of the destructive bond. Isa

might have a solution for Scotty’s problem, if Toryn can help her find the courage.

Cynthia St. Aubin – From Hell to Breakfast

He’s a supernatural bounty hunter with a broken heart and a loose zipper. She’s a succubus with a smart

mouth and a long rap sheet. When her crimes become his problem, they’re in for one hell of a ride.

Here’s a list of all 13 paranormal anthology authors and where to find

them!

1. Stephanie Rowe – Facebook

2. Robyn Peterman- Facebook / Twitter

3. Victoria Danann – Facebook / Twitter

4. Kym Grosso – Facebook / Twitter

5. Dakota Cassidy – Facebook / Twitter

6. Claudy Conn – Facebook / Twitter

7. Teresa Gableman – Facebook / Twitter

8. Melanie James – Facebook / Twitter

9. Gena D. Lutz – Facebook / Twitter

10. D’Elen McClain – Facebook

11. Julia Mills – Facebook

12. Brandy L. Rivers  – Facebook / Twitter

13. Cynthia St. Aubin – Facebook / Twitter

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