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Wolf (Demon Elite #2)

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Coming Tomorrow, March 1st! Extasy Books
How is he supposed to trust a man who calls himself Wolf?
Liam O’Reilly doesn’t trust anyone, not even his own mother. With good reason too, because he finds out his mother and stepfather pay to have his brother kidnapped and held against his will. Now, all Liam O'Reilly wants to do is save his brother from the people who are hunting him and get them both out of a very messed up situation. He thinks calling the police will help, but it turns out they are the enemy. When the police who are supposed to protect him throw him in the jail instead, he thinks all hope is lost, until a man named Wolf shows up. Liam isn’t sure if Wolf is his rescuer or just another bad guy. He can’t trust anyone. 

#MySexySaturday - A Sexy Paranormal Love

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This snippet is from my new Paranormal release, Running Out of Moonlight (Saint Lakes #2). It's available on Amazon.

Blurb
They thought finding each other would heal them both, but life in Saint Lakes doesn’t make it that simple.
Sage Rickman changed the day vampire’s kidnapped him and decided to use him as their plaything. Once he’s back in Saint Lakes he should feel safe, right? Hallucinations and the constant paranoia make daily life impossible at times. Peace of mind is an elusive creature. Finding out he has a mate who’s feral, scares the crap out of him. His mate, Garridan, needs him to be normal, but he doesn’t even know what that looks like anymore.
Snippet
“You came,” Sage said and looked astonished. Garridan made another purring sound. He would always come to his mate. Garridan wanted to lift the window up and pluck him from it, fly him off so that no one would ever be able to take Sage away from him again. Garridan could see, by the red rims around Sage’s eyes, that wasn’t wh…

Wolf (Demon Elite #2) Excerpt

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Coming March 1st to eXtasy Books


Blurb
How is he supposed to trust a man who calls himself Wolf?
Liam O’Reilly doesn’t trust anyone, not even his own mother. With good reason too, because he finds out his mother and stepfather pay to have his brother kidnapped and held against his will. Now, all Liam O'Reilly wants to do is save his brother from the people that are hunting him and get them both out of a very messed up situation. He thinks calling the police will help, but it turns out they are the enemy. When the police, who are supposed to protect him, throw him in the jail instead, he thinks all hope is lost, until a man named Wolf shows up. Liam isn’t sure if Wolf is his rescuer or just another bad guy. He can’t trust anyone.
Excerpt
“Hey, Firecracker,” Wolf touched Liam’s shoulder in a bid to wake him up.
Liam came awake with a start and immediately started swinging. Wolf grabbed Liam’s arm and pulled him across the center console so that Wolf could contain him. “You’re safe. It…

Welcome Reily Garrett!

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#MySexySaturday - Our Sexy Mystery

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This week's snippet comes from the Demon Elite series. It has that flair of Mystery in it. The bad guys are cops and the good guys are assassins.

Blurb
Love and danger aren’t supposed to go hand in hand.
Elijah wants to go back to his old life. He never realized just how well his mother kept the rest of his crazy family out of his life until she was gone. His extended family descended on him like the plague and now he’s in some deep trouble. Trouble he can’t get out of, no matter how hard he tries.
Crash Morgan is the guy his boss sends when someone needs to get assassinated. Sometimes the best thing for society is to eliminate the worst that humanity has to offer and Crash is very good at doing that. When he’s sent to interrogate Elijah Spade, he’s a bit out of his element. Talking to the suspect isn’t exactly where he excels. What’s even worse is Crash feels protective of Elijah.
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  Crash looked at him without saying a word for the longest time. Finally, he said, “You’re g…

A BonyDee Challenge, Release Day!

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Are we all excited for the release day of The Way Life Turns?! I know we are.

The Way Life Turns by April Kelley & Bronwyn Heeley (A BonyDee Press Challenge) Published on the 19th of February 2016 by BonyDee Press Cover Art: BonyDee Design Words: 19986 ǀ Heat Level: 4 Contemporary Romance
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What happens when two men are in very different places in their relationship?
Almost from the start of their relationship, Jonah was in love with Scott. Scott doesn’t share that same sentiment. Jonah finds out exact how Scott feels about him the hard way, when he sees Scott in a compromising position with someone else. How they react becomes the challenge two authors have set out to solve. Will there be forgiveness or misery as Jonah reacts to what Scott has done?
EXCERPT STORY ONE
Jonah nearly dove for the phone when it rang. He dripped water all over the bathroom floor as he leaned out of the shower. He looked at it as if it somehow put itself there, until …

Wolf (Demon Elite #2) Cover Reveal!

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Coming to Extasy Books on March 1st!

How is he supposed to trust a man who calls himself Wolf?

Liam O’Reilly doesn’t trust anyone, not even his own mother. With good reason too, because he finds out his mother and stepfather pay to have his brother kidnapped and held against his will. Now, all Liam O'Reilly wants to do is save his brother from the people that are hunting him and get them both out of a very messed up situation. He thinks calling the police will help, but it turns out they are the enemy. When the police, who are supposed to protect him, throw him in the jail instead, he thinks all hope is lost, until a man named Wolf shows up. Liam isn’t sure if Wolf is his rescuer or just another bad guy. He can’t trust anyone.

Crafty Tuesday - To KU or not to KU revisited

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So last time I posted about Kindle Unlimited I said I would experiment with it and see how my sales were doing. After just one week of being out of KU, I have discovered that my sales are better on KU, at least for new releases it is. 
I pulled Leave it All off KU and put it wherever books are sold after the allotted three month period was up and I plan on doing that for all my new releases from now on. 
The reason why: Leave it All was released on November 10th, 2015 and in that first month alone 60% of the sales I made on Amazon were from KU. I will add that Leave it All was the only book I had in the program.
On February 10th, 2016 I released the second book in this series, Running Out of Moonlight, wherever books are sold. I was not happy with the sales on other sites. The only place I've been selling significantly is on Amazon. 
Now, I did expect the sales of the second book to be slower than the first. Often times a reader will buy the first book and put in into their TBR pil…

The Way Life Turns (A BonyDee Press Challenge)

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Coming February 19th, 2016! Available for pre-order now!

What happens when two men are in very different places in their relationship?


Almost from the start of their relationship, Jonah was in love with Scott. Scott doesn’t share that same sentiment. Jonah finds out exactly how Scott feels about him the hard way, when he sees Scott in a compromising position with someone else. How they react becomes the challenge two authors have set out to solve. Will there be forgiveness or misery as Jonah reacts to what Scott has done?

April's Snippet
Jonah stopped long enough for Scott to catch up with him. “I was coming to your apartment to see you,” Scott said as he walked beside him. Scott held his hand out, silently asking Jonah if he could hold his hand. Jonah shook his head and shoved his hands even further in his pockets. Scott sighed. “I wasn’t home.” Scott didn’t say anything for the longest time. The silence was uncomfortable as they turned the corner toward the small café. “I thought we cou…

#MySexySaturday - My Sexy Valentine

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This snippet is from my new release Running Out of Moonlight (Saint Lakes #2). In this scene, Sage is reading to his mate Garridan. This is a M/M paranormal romance and both men are shifters.


BlurbThey thought finding each other would heal them both, but life in Saint Lakes doesn’t make it that simple.
Sage Rickman changed the day vampire’s kidnapped him and decided to use him as their plaything. Now that he’s back in Saint Lakes he should feel safe, right? Hallucinations and the constant paranoia make daily life impossible at times. Peace of mind is an elusive creature. Finding out he has a mate who’s feral, scares the crap out of him. His mate, Garridan, needs him to be normal, but he doesn’t even know what that looks like anymore.


SnippetSage opened the book to the first page and began to read about singing each individual person's praises. The author strung words together in an old way, a way that people didn’t talk anymore. The man who wrote the words seemed to talk about equal…

A BonyDee Challenge, part 5

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The Challenge
As you have become aware this book is a part of The BonyDee Press Challenge. A new thing we are going to do together, therefore we thought we’d share it with you. Share the part of the book that we used to write our own stories.


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THE CHALLENGE
Jonah swayed as he walked up the steps. A drink in one hand and the other one, trying its hardest but never quite, touching the rail. He was drunk, he knew it, and didn’t care. His sister had recently announced her engagement to Vince, one of his best friends. They had spent the better half of the evening having an uncomfortable family dinner with his parents. His mother was in a particularly unforgiving mood, as she wasn’t good with surprises. Especially ones she hadn’t orchestrated. His sister being with Vince had only been a fling in her eyes while the rest of them had seen it for what it was. Their engagement hadn’t shocked him one bit.  Jonah decided after the disastrous dinner they needed a …

Running Out of Moonlight (Saint Lakes #2) Available Now!

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BlurbThey thought finding each other would heal them both, but life in Saint Lakes doesn’t make it that simple.
Sage Rickman changed the day vampire’s kidnapped him and decided to use him as their plaything. Now that he’s back in Saint Lakes he should feel safe, right? Hallucinations and the constant paranoia make daily life impossible at times. Peace of mind is an elusive creature. Finding out he has a mate who’s feral, scares the crap out of him. His mate, Garridan, needs him to be normal, but he doesn’t even know what that looks like anymore.
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The Way Life Turns

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Available for Pre-Order! What happens when two men are in very different places in their relationship?

Almost from the start of their relationship, Jonah was in love with Scott. Scott doesn’t share that same sentiment. Jonah finds out exactly how Scott feels about him the hard way, when he sees Scott in a compromising position with someone else. How they react becomes the challenge two authors have set out to solve. Will there be forgiveness or misery as Jonah reacts to what Scott has done?
Amazon US Smashwords All Romance eBooks

Crafty Tuesday - Finding a Good Editor

First and foremost, for those of you that are going the self-publishing route you may be tempted to try to edit your finished manuscript yourself. DO NOT DO THIS! There are several reasons why you might be tempted. Lack of money is probably the most common reason. My advice is to save your money up and pay for an editor when you have the funds.

Why? Because you won't be able to see your own mistakes. Nope...don't argue. You won't be able too. Just trust me. The only slight exception to this rule is if you have beta readers that are editors, then you might be able to get away with it. Otherwise, just do your manuscript a favor and pay the editor. Your characters will thank you for it!

Now that I got that out of the way....

Finding a good editor is less about finding someone who loves fixing grammar and spelling and more about finding someone who likes your writing style. I've gotten lucky in this area. My first editor turned out to be the right one and we work amazingly…

Leave It All (Saint Lakes #1) Now Available Everywhere!

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Buy Now on All Romance eBooks, and Smashwords

Lucas just wanted to be a normal human being, but normal is highly over-rated.
Lucas Speck had been just some guy who worked at an office supply store and house-sat for his snowbird parents. He was nobody special. Or that’s what he thought before the headaches start and weird things start to happen to him. When people start chasing him his whole life gets turned upside down.
Bennett Somerset is a dragon shifter, who likes his quiet life in his quiet town. He isn’t looking for complications. He already has a family that defines the words, weird and crazy, to perfection. Good thing they live in a small town where nothing ever happens. That is until he smells the most delicious thing in the world and realizes it’s his mate. His little witch of a mate just made things way more complicated.

Bennett was Ramsey’s beta, so nobody fucked with him. He was also the guy who enforced the clan rules, which meant most of the clan members looked at him wit…