Sunday, September 21, 2014

Secret stuff!

Since it's already been revealed, I can now tell you the big secret I've been keeping for more than a year!

Decadent Publishing will launch a brand new shifter line, Black Hills Wolves, in January, 2015.

The line is a multi-authored shared world.  That means that certain things remain the same in all stories.  The town the Black Hills Wolves live in is Los Lobos, in South Dakota. There's a bar operated by a mysterious were-bear named Gee.  There's an alpha, Drew Tao, whose story was written by the series creator, Rebecca Royce. There's an enforcer, Ryker, whose story was written by Heather Long.

My entry is WOLF'S SONG, story of Brick Northridge, a lone, rogue wolf who ran afoul of the former alpha, Magnum Tao, Drew's father, when Brick was 18.  Beaten to a pulp and banished from the pack, he's lived a life of seclusion in a cabin in the woods for ten years, trying to deal with the voices in his head. Watching over him and loving him from afar is the heroine, Summer McCoy, born into a rival clan of feline shifters, a skinwalker whose preferred form is a raven. And therein hangs the tale.

Look for the Black Hills Wolves and WOLF'S SONG in early 2015!


Ten years ago, visions of death and the babble of lupine voices in his head, drove lone wolf Brick Northridge to challenge his cruel and greedy pack alpha. Beaten by the alpha’s thugs and banished from the pack, Brick lives a life of seclusion in a mountain cabin in the Black Hills.

Born into a rival clan of feline shifters, skinwalker Summer McCoy, in her guise as a raven, watches Brick from afar, giving him back a reason to live through her sweet songs and special gifts.

But when her clan attempts to tear them apart and threatens the pack that banished Brick so many years before, will their love be strong enough to withstand the forces ben on their destruction?


She did not move, except to lower her raised arm from its frozen position. “Why do you call me that…? Annabel Lee?”
“I don’t have another name.”
“Summer,” she said. “I’m Summer.”
Yeah. Def. When the berries plumped sweetest. “Suits you.” His raging arousal made the words hoarse and jagged. Too harsh for this gentle female. “Turn,” he murmured. “I want to see your face.” A low growl escaped him before he could bite it back. “Your breasts.”
She turned then, slowly through the water, rounding to face him.
He sucked in his breath, his heart slamming against his chest. She was stunning and glorious. The beads of water rolling down her golden body sparkled in the sun. She glistened. All natural. No makeup. No artifice. Everything a female should be. And more. Much more.
Another pheromone cloud engulfed him. Her eyes went large and rounded, as if she guessed she’d zapped him with her hormonal lures, but couldn’t help emitting her sex juice any more than he could. Her nose twitched and she sighed, as if enveloped in a vat of melted chocolate, or whatever the fuck his own mating scent smelled like. He could only hope he gave off an aroma as rich and delicious as she did.
He struggled to control the raw savagery of his attraction and had to tear his eyes from her face. But her breasts…God, her breasts. Full and high, the exact size to fill his large hands, rose tips jutting toward him. He remembered how she’d touched herself, how much he’d wanted to replace her hands with his. Hell. He wanted to bury his face between those breasts, lapping at her, licking and sucking, take each one into his mouth, between his lips, grazing the pointed nipples with his teeth until he tore moans of delight from her.
His throat closed, his tongue swelling, filling his suddenly dry mouth, cutting off his ability to utter either animal sounds or inane words. After a beat or two of silence, she glanced away.
“What do you think?” Not shy exactly. Expectant. An undercurrent of doubt laced her question, as if she could not bear to disappoint him, and did not know what to make of his continued speechlessness.
“Perfect.” He rubbed his eyes. “Ah, Christ. You’re perfect.”
“No, I’m not.”
    “You are to me.” 

 Coming early 2015. Stay tuned!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Spotlight onLandra Graf's WITH THIS KILT, I THEE BED: Tales of the Brothers Gordon

With This Kilt, I Thee Bed: Tales of the Brothers Gordon
 by Landra Graf

3 Stories, 3 Brothers, and the women who tempted them beyond all reason. 

3 Women who've lost their innocence and the Highlanders who showed them love and pleasure could be combined.

They’re not your traditional highlanders.
Rafe Gordon, Laird of Nairn, is searching for release from the nightmare of his wife’s passing. When Elsie, his daughter’s new governess, brings with her the temptation of passion and a less-than-perfect-past, Rafe must decide if love truly can conquer all.
Innes Gordon is looking for a good time. When that good time turns out to be the childhood-friend-turned-kept-woman Catriona, he finds himself torn between claiming her ‘til death do us part’ or simply sharing her with his twin.
Hamish Gordon is seeking a woman all his own. While his family’s home is invaded with nuptial ceremonies, Hamish is sent to patrol his older brother’s hunting grounds in search of a thief. Discovering his prey yields the biggest surprise — and Athdara needs his help as much as he needs hers.

Author Bio:
 Landra Graf consumes at least one book a day, and has always been a sucker for stories where true love conquers all. She believes in the power of the written word, and the joy such words can bring. In between spending time with her family and having book adventures, she writes romance with the goal of giving everyone, fictional or not, their own happily ever after.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Going Cover Reveal Cray-Cray!! IF YOU CAN'T STAND THE HEAT

Everytime someone reveals a new cover on social media, I get all sorts of, "Oh, I wish I had a new cover, too."

Little did I suspect I'd have two to reveal on the same day! Two covers, and the books couldn't be more different.

Today, I was planning to reveal IF  YOU CAN"T STAND THE HEAT, my new foodie contemporary romance,  releasing February 24, 2015 from Fated Desires Publishing for FD's new special line, Give Me a Taste.

Then, all of a sudden, I got word that another cover for another new line, this one from Decadent Publishing, was also revealed today. But I'm gonna stick more or less to the plan and just go with the news on IF YOU CAN'T STAND THE HEAT today.

This one's a little bit of a departure for me. It's a straight contemporary. Not a whiff of paranormal in sight. But as my college roommate suggested, it's a "tasty piece."  And as my publisher says, lots to "whet your appetite."  

It's sexy and delicious, and somewhat longer than my norm. Hope you'll enjoy reading it! I had a lot of fun writing it. Especially looking at pictures of mouth-watering recipes and pinning some of them to Pinterest. (You can go take a look at some of them here. It's still a work in progress, though!)

I think the hero, Derek Dunne, is totally delectable. So does the heroine, Lu DiCicco. Although she thought he was Grade A rat poison when she first heard his name. Here's why:


Derek Dunne is a Cordon Bleu-trained food critic for the prestigious New York Monitor, whose scathing review of a popular Italian bistro has driven away all but the most loyal neighborhood patrons.
 Lucrezia Serafina DiCicco is a clumsy business school drop-out, working as a chef and scrambling to keep her family's restaurant afloat, after her father develops diabetes and is banned from his kitchen for his own good.
 Now, with The Monitor folding, Derek is searching for his next career path and longing to get back to his first love—cooking—while Lu is desperate for an influx of cash to save the struggling restaurant…even as her father puts his foot down about non-family employees. 
Derek and Lu embark on a marriage of inconvenience to save the restaurant. But can Lu ever really trust the man who nearly destroyed her family, once noted her initials spelled “LSD,” and her food was like a “bad trip?”
Or will it be their hearts on the chopping block? 

Sound yummy? Coming February 24, 2015 from Fated Desires Publishing. 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Thank you, readers!

  So the grand LIGHTNING experiment apparently was a success!

 Thanks to all of you who made it so.

You may remember that LIGHTNING was FREE on Amazon only during the last few days of August and into September 1?  Well, it received more than 1500 downloads in that time and was on top of a couple of Amazon category bestseller lists for free short reads.

Some new and different surprises might be coming soon. Some other things are in the works, and I hope to be able to share some of them soon.

In the meantime, MWAH!  As Bette Davis said in Cabin in the Cotton:

"I'd love to kiss ya, but I just washed my hair."

You can still get LIGHTNING for only 99 cents. And the rest of my Sleepy Hollow series of 1Night Stand stories, THUNDER, FROST, HEAT WAVE and IN FROM THE COLD, are all 99 cents on Amazon also! So if BLIZZARD.  They're all still available at other ebook stores...just not at the super sale price.

Stay tuned!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Virginia Nelson' BACK IN TIME Cover Reveal

 They pretended to be lords and ladies, but their love became all too real...

Back In Time

4 Flames

Coming 3/17/2015

Find it on Goodreads


Lady Daffodil Davola grew up traveling Ren Faires with her family. She’s not ashamed of living life off the grid, content with her world and the bawdy band of misfits and wanderers who share it with her.  She doesn’t seek the approval of the outside world…not even from the one man who ever made her want something more.

Gregory Wilder grew up in a family obsessed with politics, determined to become movers and shakers. He remembers a fluke visit to a medieval faire and the girl he met once upon a time. After a messy divorce, he’s determined to find her and see what if…

Assigned to play King and Queen, they have to work together for Knight’s week, like it or not, because Daffy’s father insists. Can they make it through a week without killing each other, or will they end up Falling Back In Time?

                                                    About the Author

Virginia Nelson believed them when they said, “Write what you know.” Small town girl writing small town romance, her characters are as full of flaws, misunderstandings, and flat out mistakes as Virginia herself. When she’s is not writing or plotting to take over the world, she likes to hang out with the greatest kids in history, play in the mud, drive far too fast, and scream at inanimate objects. Virginia likes knights in rusted and dinged up armor, heroes that snarl instead of croon, and heroines who can’t remember to say the right thing even with an author writing their dialogue. Her books are full of snark, sex, and random acts of ineptitude—not always in that order.