Holiday Reads!

Since I love holiday stories, I figure some of you do, too. :) My new Black Mesa Wolves short story, The Night Before Christmas, is available now. You can find it at one of the links below. Keep scrolling down for an ongoing list of holiday romance books!

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The Night Before Christmas

 

Here are some other Christmas stories out now or available for pre-order, so go check them out! They’re of several different genres and heat levels, so make sure you read the descriptions. Happy holiday reading!

 

Ice Gods Christmas by Helen Scott Talyor

Come Back to Me at Christmas by Keriann McKenna

The Protectors Christmas Box Set: Sexy Paranormal Romances by Dorothy McFalls

Forever December by T.J. Michaels

Cougar’s First Christmas: A Cascade Shifters Novella by Jessie Donovan

Trust in the Season by Mandy M. Roth

A Called to Mate Christmas by Lynn Tyler

Mistletoe & Magick by Linda Barlow et al

I’m Dreaming of an Undead Christmas by Molly Harper

Naughty & Nice: A Holiday Collection by J.S. Scott

Unwrapping Tess: A Paranormal Shapeshifter Romance by Krystal Shannan

A Grateful Heart: The Holiday Cheer Series Book 2 by Lanna Farrell

Sapphire Ridge: A Paranormal Romance Christmas Novella by Aileen harkwood

Saving Christmas: The Christmas Nights Collection by Rebekah R. Ganiere

Holiday Bites: A Collection of Vampire Paranormal Romances by Michele Bardsley

Mystical Xmas: Paranormal Romance Anthology Box Set by P.T. Macias et al

A Wolf for the Holidays by Bridget Essex

Holiday Magic: A Spellbound Christmas Story by Nikki Jefford

‘Tis the Season by Robyn Carr

Cozy Christmas Capers: Holiday Short Story Collection by Gemma Halliday et al

Wanton Christmas Wishes by Kate Pearce et al

An Angel Fallen by Holley Trent

Christmas Is Coming by Shelley Munro

A Marquess for Christmas by Vivienne Westlake

Candy Cane Kisses by Elle Rush

Dead to Begin With: A Romantic Re-telling of A Christmas Carol by Jennifer Blackstream

SEALs of Winter: A Military Romance Superbundle by Cora Seton et al

An Unexpected Kiss: A Christmas in Snow Valley Romance by Cindy Roland Anderson

Sweet Christmas Kisses: Fourteen Sweet Christmas Romances by Donna Fasano et al

A Christmas to Remember by Jenny Hale

Rocky Mountain Miracle by Christine Feehan

Come Home for Christmas, Cowboy by Megan Crane

Jingle Bear by Ruby Shae

An Outlaw’s Christmas by Linda Lael Miller

Married for Christmas by Noelle Adams

All the Stars Look Down: A Duo of Christmas Romances by Elizabeth Hunter & Grace Draven

Pre-order The Night Before Christmas, A New Black Mesa Wolves Holiday Short Story

The Night Before Christmas While the characters of book 4 (Tate and Claire in Wild Wolf) were causing me some angst and not showing up on the page exactly how I wanted them to, the idea for a holiday short story sprang into my mind! Triggered by two minor characters from Hunting Wolf, Mason and Ana, I had a little nugget of an idea that niggled at me until I wrote it down. Their story cries out for a longer telling one day…but for now, they have just the night before Christmas to decide how much their love is worth fighting for.

Omega wolf Ana Lyall knows she is essential to her pack, despite being its lowest-ranking member. She’s there for her packmates to let off steam when they’re upset and to encourage playfulness when they’re down. She knows her place, and she’s content in it. Until her worldview was rocked out of control when she met Mason Pearce. His seductive touch roused her wolf to possessive heights of ecstasy Ana didn’t realize she was capable of. But Mason is human, which means she will never be allowed to claim him as her mate. Even though it shredded her heart, she walked away and didn’t look back.

Mason Pearce has always been a live-and-let-live kind of guy. But meeting Ana changed everything. She’s gentle, loving, playful, and stirs his body into a wild passion he never dreamed he’d find. When she inexplicably dumped him, he knew there was more to it than she was telling him. Determined to get her back, he pulled out all the stops—only to be met with maddening silence after every attempt. But then he runs into her one festive December evening, and all the wild, sweaty, out-of-control memories clarify one truth: He can’t let her go again. No matter what it might cost him.

You can preorder The Night Before Christmas for only $0.99 by clicking one of the links below. It will be published on December 12th! I can’t wait to hear what you all think about it.

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Tate & Claire of Wild Wolf: Black Mesa Wolves #4

Tate and Claire are nibbling at my mind. Ok, they are downright chewing at it, letting me know in no uncertain terms their time to shine has arrived! Their story is in my head and outlined on the page (yep, I’m a plotter, though I end up pantsing as well when I actually write), and they are well on their way to busting out into the world. Or something like that. :)

So Tate is the next-to-youngest Bardou in the Black Mesa Wolf Pack. Big sister Lily and her love, Kieran, got their story in Guardian Wolf; then Rafe and Sara in Alpha Wolf; then Caleb and Rielle most recently in Hunting Wolf. Tate has been kind of at the edges of the pack, waiting his turn. He doesn’t have the first-born status of Lily, nor the alpha-to-be air of Rafe, nor the bulldozer ways of Caleb. Softer, gentler, but still with an agile mind and a definite presence, Tate is generally prepared to let his siblings be at the forefront of things if that’s what they want.

What does Tate want? He wants to train horses and connect with them on a soulful level, hang out with sweet girls who don’t demand a whole lot from him, and figure out how to honorably slip away from his Guardian role to pursue his life’s passion of working with animals. Tate loves his Pack and is very loyal to it, and he takes his Guardian duties seriously. With every passing year, however, he’s realized his life goal isn’t to be a Guardian, or lead a pack. But how do you extricate yourself from the very thing all your siblings wholeheartedly do and define themselves by, the very thing that has defined your own waking moments since you were a teenager, the very thing your entire family is known for? How do you leave the role of protecting your Pack when it’s currently under the greatest threat it’s faced for over a hundred years? That’s what Tate is quietly struggling with when he unexpectedly meets Claire, the one wolf who will shake his very foundations and make him question his life even more. Her wildness and freedom trigger something in him, and she fascinates him more than he ever thought it possible for a woman to do.

Inspiration for Tate. He’s usually smiling, though!

Claire is a wild wolf. She is a wolf without a pack, although she is not rogue. Wild wolves are rare, but they exist. Her mother fled a restrictive pack years ago and raised Claire as mostly wolf until Claire was a teenager. Now, Claire lives life by her own rules, and she likes it that way. Claire lives in a “free zone,” one that is not dominated by any pack and one in which she may live without the pack rules that delineate the lives of most shifters. This doesn’t mean she can do whatever she wants, though. If she travels through pack territory, she must play by their regulations. Overall, though, Claire wants little more than to remain a wild wolf, unattached to any pack and its strictures. A loner by nature, Claire is completely comfortable in her own skin. She certainly doesn’t want anything to do with male shifters, especially not after her last, very possessive shifter boyfriend. Everything is about to change, though, when she meets Tate! He’s gentler than any male shifter she’s ever met. He doesn’t seem to want to own her, possess her, claim her. In fact, he doesn’t seem to pursue her at all–which only gets her more intrigued.

Inspiration for Claire and her wolf

Inspiration for Claire and her wolf

 

Now that you’ve been somewhat introduced to Tate and Claire, back I go to writing about them!

Hunting Wolf is Here!

Happy release day to Hunting Wolf, Black Mesa Wolves #3! This book was a long time coming, but it’s here now.

I loved writing about Caleb and Rielle. He is your classic guy’s guy, the type to live by his fists, say what he means, and fly off the handle in a blind rage just at the thought of those horrible rogue wolves. If he doesn’t watch his step and mind his Alpha, he’s headed for a world of trouble. That temper of his has made life very difficult for him before. Oh, and did I mention he’s crazy sexy hot, too? He’s ripped because he works out all the time, befitting his status as a Pack Guardian. Deep down (sort of way deep down, but it’s there!), he’s sensitive and sweet. Sweetest of all, when Rielle begins to rock his world, he can’t think of anyone else but her. Too bad he keeps screwing it up!

As for Rielle, she’s gentle and kind, dreams of her classy Prince Charming, and is having some serious struggles with being a wolf shifter. She and Caleb get along like oil and water…cats and dogs…Democrats and Republicans…well, you get the picture. If he isn’t stepping on her toes (literally), he’s saying the exact opposite of what Price Charming would say. But her wolf is interested. Very, very interested. And even though Rielle is kind of nervous about having a wolf side, she has to agree that Caleb is sexier than sin and revs her motor high. So high and hard, she’s having a hard time concentrating on other things–like being scared to let her wolf off the leash she’s imposed on it for too long now.

WHERE TO BUY THE BOOKS

To celebrate the release, there are awesome sale prices on the whole series!

Hunting Wolf #3 is on sale for only $0.99 during release!!!

Alpha Wolf #2 is on sale for only $0.99 right now!

Guardian Wolf #1 is on sale for free right now!

 

Uploading to the various online retailers seems to be taking extra long. Currently, it is available on Amazon! Hopefully it will be up soon on the other sites. You can download Hunting Wolf at the sites linked below.

Amazon

All Romance eBooks

Amazon UK

Amazon Australia

 

GOODREADS

I’d be so thrilled if you’d head over to Goodreads and add Hunting Wolf to your shelf! Reviews are lovely as well.

 

CONTESTS!!!

If you’re interested in contests, there’s a group giveaway I’m part of where you can win a Kindle Fire! Click on this giveaway link and enter away. The contest only runs until August 6.

Also, check out this Rafflecopter giveaway. It runs through August 10th. Gift cards, free copies of books, and there might be some more stuff added. :) If you have any problems with this link, just look up and right on the this page–the Rafflecopter widget is right there.

I’m so excited to hear what readers think about Hunting Wolf. Let me know by leaving reviews on ebookstore sites–that’s super important for book visibility–and it also just lets me know how the wolves are doing out there. :)

Thanks to all of you for reading!

Caleb Bardou has a quick answer for anything that comes at him: his fists. Barreling through life, damn the consequences, has always worked for him. With dangerous rogue wolves threatening his Pack, he must be a ruthless hunter. But when a delicate little she-wolf gets in his steamroller way, he has to find a different strategy to win the unexpected battle for her body and her heart.

 

Each time civilized Rielle Amoux thinks about caveman Caleb, she gets all tingly inside. Yet she refuses to be flustered by a hot-headed, chest-thumping, he-man of a wolf. Except Caleb is sexier than sin, and he arouses her on a primal level—the part of her she’s always denied from fear she won’t be able to control it. But if she doesn’t free her wild side soon, she risks losing her wolf forever….

 

Between vicious rogues and sweetly seductive Rielle, Caleb has his hands full. Just when he thinks he has everything under control, his trigger temper erupts again. This time, the fallout could be disastrous for his Pack—as well as for any chance he has with the sexy little wolf who might be his destiny.

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Hunting Wolf Release Week!!!

It’s real. And official. And all that. Hunting Wolf, Black Mesa Wolves #3, releases this Friday, August 1. Hooray! Took me longer to write it than I’d planned. Nah, don’t even ask. All the drama reasons behind that will probably end up cathartically expressed in a book one day…mwah-ha-ha-ha.

So here’s the skinny on all things around the release:

Release Date: AUGUST 1st, 2014, Friday

Special Promo Price: only $0.99 during release! It will soon bounce back up to its regular price of $3.99, so grab it early on.

Series Sales: Guardian Wolf #1 is FREE during promo. Alpha Wolf #2 is only $0.99 during promo. You can find the buy links if click on those book links.

Contest: Well, of course there’s a contest! Find it out on the Giveaway Tab of my Facebook Page. Contest runs until midnight August 10.

Can’t wait for you all to read it! I had a lot of fun writing about Caleb and Rielle. Their relationship is full of tension and giggles, and they just made it a lot of fun to delve into their attraction and inner demons.

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Caleb Bardou has a quick answer for anything that comes at him: his fists. Barreling through life, damn the consequences, has always worked for him. With dangerous rogue wolves threatening his Pack, he has to be a ruthless warrior. But when a delicate little she-wolf gets in his steamroller way, he has to use a different strategy to win this unexpected battle of the sexes. Rielle Amoux is the prize? The hunt is on!

 

Each time civilized Rielle thinks about caveman Caleb, she gets all tingly inside. Yet she refuses to be flustered by a hot-headed, chest-thumping, he-man of a wolf. Except Caleb is sexier than sin, and he arouses her on a primal level – the part of her she’s always denied from fear she won’t be able to control it. But if she doesn’t free her wild side soon, she risks losing her wolf forever….

 

Between the vicious rogues and sweetly seductive Rielle, Caleb has his hands full. Just when he thinks he has everything under control, his trigger temper erupts again. This time, the fallout could be disastrous for his Pack – as well as for any chance he has with the sexy little wolf who might be his destiny.

Hunting Wolf cover is here!

I really love the covers for this series. My super amazing cover artist, LFD Designs, is working on the covers for the next two books right now, and I can’t wait to see them.

But in the meantime…here’s the cover for Hunting Wolf, Book 3 in the Black Mesa Wolves series!

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I love how Caleb and Rielle are portrayed. Caleb is strong, knows what he wants, and is ready to explore a future with Rielle. For her part, Ri is a little uncertain about the big wolf who thinks his fighting ways are the best answer to his problems! The cover captures that tension between them, while also showing that they are meant to be together. :)

Contest! Baby, It’s Cold Outside. #StayWarmWithABook

Baby it's cold outside contest graphic A lot of places in the country have been f-f-freezing this winter. In the interests of keeping our readers warm & happy, a bunch of authors and I decided to hold a contest! Check out all the love available for you to win.

What’a up for grabs, you ask? Why, let me tell you all about it.

Participating authors (in release date order)
1/21/2014: Faye Hunter, A Taste (Castle O Series) Facebook | Twitter
1/27/2014: Clarissa Wild, Fierce Facebook | Twitter
1/28/2014: Roxie Rivera, In Jack’s Arms (Fighting Connollys #2) Facebook | Twitter
2/3/2014: Cari Quinn, Shadowboxer (Tapped Out #1) Facebook | Twitter
2/3/2014: Crista McHugh, Breakaway Hearts Facebook | Twitter
2/4/2014: Natasha Moore, Playing for Real Facebook | Twitter
2/7/2014: Holley Trent, Teaching the Cowboy Facebook | Twitter
2/10/2014: Keri Ford, Rough Play (Roughnecks of Apple Trail #2) Facebook | Twitter
2/18/2014: Zoe York, When They Weren’t Looking Facebook | Twitter
2/19/2014: Sidney Bristol, Picture Her Bound Facebook | Twitter
2/23/2014: Cora Seton, The Cowboy Lassos a Bride Facebook | Twitter
2/24/2014: J.K. Harper, Hunting Wolf Facebook | Twitter
2/28/2014: Cate Baylor, A Crazy Reunion Facebook | Twitter

And these are the actual prizes:
(in author’s release date order):
Any book in the Castle O series by Faye Hunter (eBook)
Fierce by Clarissa Wild x3 (eBook)
In Kelly’s Corner by Roxie Rivera (print or eBook)
Signed print book + swag of Shadowboxer by Cari Quinn (US only)
Seduced (first in Lost in Oblivion series) by Cari Quinn (eBook)
Reader’s choice of backlist for Crista McHugh (print (US only) or eBook)
Playing for Real by Natasha Moore (eBook)
Teaching the Cowboy by Holley Trent (eBook)
Rough Ride (Roughnecks of Apple Trail #1) by Keri Ford (eBook)
The Cowboys of Chance Creek Vols 1-3 bundle by Cora Seton (eBook)
Hunting Wolf (Book 3 in Black Mesa Wolves series) x2 by by J.K. Harper (eBook)
Alpha Wolf (Book 2 in Black Mesa Wolves series) by by J.K. Harper (eBook)
Welcome to Wardham 3 book Contemporary Romance Bundle by Zoe York (eBook)
When They Weren’t Looking by Zoe York (eBook)
Picture Her Bound by Sidney Bristol (eBook)
A Crazy Reunion by Cate Baylor (eBook)

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Hunting Wolf: Caleb & Rielle’s story

It’s full steam ahead on getting ready for Hunting Wolf, Black Mesa Wolves #3. It will be out in February! Exact date to come soon. :) There’ll be more news about it in the next newsletter, which will hit an inbox near you later this month. If you haven’t signed up for said newsletter, go ahead and do it–I send them out for new releases, contests, and only big news. Be the first to hear about special SALES and other cool stuff. :)

So, Hunting Wolf. This is Caleb and Rielle’s story. They have been such fun characters to write about! Caleb is so brash and cocky and ready to meet every and any challenge with his fists and his sometimes reckless mouth–he definitely tends to speak well before he thinks. Rielle is more reserved and holds back a great deal, and she’s much more finicky about appearances and behavior than Caleb.

As it will turn out, she’s hiding some big things from him, one super big thing in particular, and her internal struggle to set herself free will drive Caleb crazy in all the best ways. :) He has an uphill battle on his hands trying to convince her he’s not the graceless barbarian wolf she seems to think he is. Unfortunately for Caleb, he keeps displaying that rough side to Rielle every time their paths cross, which doesn’t help his case! It’s a good thing that somewhere deep down, she finds his unpolished maleness fascinating and attractive…when she stops long enough in her critical regard of him to realize he’s hiding some painful stuff, too. Our secrets and scars tend to make us who we present to the world, and it takes a very special person to see beneath the masks we wear in everyday life.

I’ll show off the cover when it’s done. My fabulous cover artist will be working on it at the end of this month, so I’ll do a reveal hopefully in early February. But here are my inspirations for Caleb and Rielle, just so you can get a picture of them in your head now. Happy looking!