Monday, 27 March 2017

Release Day: In the Shadows

In THE Shadows
Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Boxed Set

Quench your thirst and satisfy your cravings with this enticing collection of 12 paranormal stories written by the hottest USA Today, and Bestselling authors, 

Nicole Morgan, Jacquie Biggar, Jocelyn Dex, Leilani Love

Tierney O’Malley, Virginia Hunter, Fionn Jameson, Joanna Mazurkiewicz

Lorelei Moone, Laura Greenwood, Cate Farren, Dylan Keefer

From wolves, and demons, to big cats, alpha males and vampire tales, you’ll be sure to find something you love because there is always something lurking… 

In the Shadows

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This set includes these fantastic stories by your favorite authors:

Night Falls (Racinitine Pack 1) by Nicole Morgan
When Kinzey gets too close to Paul’s secrets, he is faced with making a choice that could not only change his world, but the only life his pack has ever known.

The Guardian (Mended Souls Book 1) by Jacquie Biggar
Can two lost souls stop a crazed madman before he strikes again?

Araya’s Addiction by Jocelyn Dex
When an Incubus wakes up naked, collared, and locked in a cell, he knows thinking with his dick has finally gotten him into trouble.

Kassandra’s Wolf (Book 3 of The Dragon Ruby Series) by Leilani Love
She drugged him. Waking up hard and alone, all Damien could think about was teaching Kassandra the errors of her ways.

Wolf’s Soul by Tierney O’Malley
All he wanted was her sword, but she gave him her heart--whole-souled.

Alix (The Coven’s Grove Chronicles Book 1) by Virginia Hunter
Building friendships isn’t easy...building a coven is even harder. Join Alix in a race for survival and her discovery that love and magic aren’t that far apart.

Asura Night by Fionn Jameson
Monsters exist. But so do demon hunters, and they’re not giving up the fight easily.

When the Clock Strikes (Paranormal Personnel Saga 0.5) by Joanna Mazurkiewicz
Thoughts about Julia had corrupted my mind to the point that I couldn’t function

Alexander’s Blood Bride (Vampires of London Book 1) by Lorelei Moone
Alexander has waited centuries to meet a woman like Cat. The catch: she's a mortal with blood is so tempting that every vampire in London will want to claim her.

The Dryad’s Pawprint (Paranormal Council #1) by Laura Greenwood
He'll give up his happiness to help his people--but can he give up his soulmate?

After Moonlight by Cate Farren
Can two souls survive a world where only werewolves remain?

The Blood Empire: Episode One A Vampire Dark Fantasy Novel
(Prequel to The Blood Rite Saga Book 1) by Dylan Keefer

Master and servant, vampire and human; their lives couldn’t be any different. Their illicit affair could cost them their lives.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Why Paris?

For anyone that's read my retelling of Romeo & Juliet, By Any Other Name, you'll know that I remained faithful to Shakespeare's original. Down to the fact that each chapter is a scene from the play, everything happens at the same point it does in the play, and the ending remains the same (that is, unless you've read the alternative ending! There was a part of me that just couldn't do that to my characters!) 

So you may be wondering why on earth I chose to set this book in Paris and not in Verona. Well the answer is actually super simple...I know Paris. 

I spent six months living (and working) in Paris, and I believe that that gave me a knowledge that I could use in my book. Certainly more so than Verona. I've only spent a total of three days in Italy in my life (though will add another 4 to that when I go to Naples later in the year!) and I just didn't feel that I could do it justice. 

Admittedly, Paris doesn't actually feature too much in the story, much like Verona actually doesn't in Shakespeare's original. But there were a few things I threw in there, just to give it some more character .

The first time that we meet Romain (the Romeo character*) he's on the Pont Des Invalides, and looking out at the Pont d'Alexandre III. Now these are real bridges in Paris, and really are next to each other. More than that, Benoit's (the Benvolio character) opinions on the Pont d'Alexandre III actually mirror my own somewhat. I can see why they liked it at the time, but the gilt statues are a bit much for me! 

I only mention them a couple of times, but one of my main concerns about publishing was the mention of arrondissements. The best translation I have is that they are like neighbourhoods, but to anyone that has lived in Paris, they just are! When I say something is in an arrondissement, then it really does exist there! For me, that was an important part of the story. 

And finally the church! An important part of the story, and the home of Father Lawrence (though I did take artistic license and have him live next door to it! This probably isn't accurate! However, the Eglise Saint-François is a real church, and a small one at that, and really is in the 17th arrondissement. While I haven't been to this one in particular (though I might have passed it, it was fairly close to where I lived!) I did go to a lot like it, and that's what inspired it! 


* My Romeo & Juliet characters (Romain and Josie) couldn't keep their own names because I already have a character in a different book called Juliet. Her book isn't published yet, but is too written to undo it! Plus, once a name takes hold in my head, it just doesn't let go! Other names that were changed were Benvolio (Benoit), Tybolt (Tristan), Mercutio (Marc), Paris (Pierre), Escalus (Etienne) and the Nurse (Adrienne). Minor characters also had some name changes, but some remained the same, included Capulet, Montague and Father Lawrence. 

Sorry, I couldn't go through a whole post about Romeo & Juliet and not include a photo of Juliet's balcony! 

For anyone interested, when I lived in Paris, I lived in the 18th, within walking distance of Montmatre and Sacré Coeur. My favourite photo (which I'm going to try and find in a minute) was of Sacré Coeur in the snow, apparently something that hadn't happened in about 20 years (and I was lucky enough to both see it and take a photo!) I also got to see some Nuns singing in a choir at Sacré Coeur, which was hauntingly beautiful! 

Less exciting, but I worked in the 8th, and often spent my lunch hour on the famous Champs Elysées! 

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Revised Plan for the Paranormal Council Series

Okay, so in case you read my website literally two days ago...I've changed things around already. But I'm happy with how things stand now...this include names and plans for the couples. In fact, I now know a lot more about some of the couples than I did when I first made the post! 

Other than books 1 & 8, which are both included in box sets, all of the books will be available in KU. After their runs in the box sets are over, books 1 & 8 will also go into KU (and in fact, will be in there for a stint anyway!) 

Order may be subject to change! The first three books are available now! 

  1. The Dryad's Pawprint - Kem & Lia (also available in the In the Shadows box set) 
  2. The Vixen's Bark - Ari & Bjorn (out now!) 
  3. The Necromancer's Prey - Rory & Alden (available for pre-order) 
  4. The Vampire's Bite - Tony & Eden's Book (< you may have met Tony in book 1!) 
  5. The Lion's Crown - Nathalie's Book (< she appeared in book 1 but wasn't named, and appears in book 2
  6. The Witch's Stripes - Luke's Book (< he'll appear in Spellbound!) 
  7. The Dragon's Charm - Drayce & Indra's Book (< see note for Nathalie! But swap she, for he!) 
  8. The Wolf's Flight - Rhianna's Book (< you'll meet her in book 3! This will be available in a Box Set only!) 
  9. The Frost's Claws - the couple aren't named yet!
  10. The Storm's Kiss - Aella's Book (< you may have met her in book 1and 2, and 4...) 

So, all of the books are named now! That's not going to change! Though you may have noticed that I've left a fair bit of information off! I haven't revealed anyone's species, though I know what they are for the most part, nor the colour schemes (though that's partly cause my cover designer rocks and I trust her with that stuff!) The plan (at the moment) is that this series will be wrapped up before the end of the year. 

Just as a teaser...obviously there's vampires involved...but there's nymphs, dragons and fairies in the mix too! 

Also, currently there is only one spin-off book, but I do have an idea for a couple that may happen at some point!

  1. Spellbound - Ethan & Eliza (they're both witches!)