Then one day, I had an appointment. I got out of the boat on their dock—it was a hot day, just like this one. Out the window, the traffic stopped and started at the corner. I was the first in town to find out. People asked the doc about her occasionally, but she kept to herself, so no one pried. Kristie seemed to like them. I keep finding puddles of dried wax everywhere. The last time I was there, one was in the window by the front door of the house. Hubert had it lit like he was waiting for her to come home.
Poor asshole. Linda G. She lives in Southern Ontario, Canada. Hamilton , mormon , necromancer , paranormal romance , Stephenie Meyer , vampires. First, they imply a biological connection between the sex of a parent and the gene passed down, which results in learning and development. I merely gleam some reference to Ria and her past, especially her connections with her mother.
Second, we have the psychological imprint. The sexual imprinting suggests the stage of our development commented on by Freud, that we favor our opposite-sex parent and often create a template for future partners based off of them. When her powers were budding, Boden used his influential magick on her—beginning their imprint. A few hours later, he drank his blood, deepening their connection, and shit got crazy from there.
Third, the newly famous theories from the paranormal romance world focuses on shifters, or werewolves, and their strong bonds with humans. Their imprints mean the werewolves protect and please their mates for the remainder of their lives. Laurell K. Hamilton used this in her Anita Blake series between both the shifter characters and the main human female, and a link between this woman, a necromancer, and newly risen vampires. Sherrilyn Kenyon also creates a bond between her shifter characters in her Dark Hunter and Were Hunter series, where shifters mate for life, literally marking them for their mate and their mate only.
Their bond is ultimate and complete. Even further back, the story of Honan and Delsa created this type of bond as the characters transverse the before, the life, and the afterlife together, fated to find each other again and again. This guy writes about it more in depth. Interesting stuff. Fourth, paranormal investigators theorize that because we are made of energy and leave almost undetectable traces everywhere we go, we thusly leave an energy stamp, like a fingerprint, in places we spend a great deal of time or energy.
This is the final nail, so to speak, is their transfer of powers—when both the imprint and her newly acquired glamour explode in a coffee shop. It takes an elemental to sort it out, but traces are left. Too much of their energy swapped. Ultimately, I called it an imprint for a lack of a better word. Boden and Ria formed this bond without my intent and not really with theirs either. It also refers to her past selves, and thus, her connections to her parents, her soul, James, and Gene. Chatroom : Welcome, Alisha! How did Facebook play into the creation of this novel? Alisha: Well, I am a former role-player addict with over 30 active profiles on facebook for a time.
So to fix it, I made Sev, hence the similar names, personas, and physical appearance. Most of them are love-posts or snuggle-scenes. But playing them on facebook first allowed me to dig deeper into their personalities before I wrote the novel. And well, it was fun. Chatroom: So they both had profiles, run by you, and you played them like real people?
Alisha: Yes and no. I played Sev like he was a real person, and my friend, who I actually call Kaia even though her name is Laura, played Kaia in the same fashion. Instead, Kaia craves adventure, bored sick of her accounting job and repeated conversations with her father about marriage and children. Essentially, she perpetuates my ideals for strength: smart, resourceful, witty, and sensitive. Finally, her faith powers her through torture, a violent chase, and control over her own mind.
Yet, exposure to Severins and his world as a wolf —his past—improves her keen awareness and clever mind. Chatroom: Thank you. I probably should have started with this question, but better late than never! Please give us some background on your Broken World Series. What is it about, and what can we expect to find in your books?
Alisha: Well, the first two in the series are Urban Fantasy novels, and this third is a Paranormal Romance different characters in the same world. Their world is one run by a vampire queen. Her army is called the Celampresians. But there is another group, the Assetato, who oppose her. I love playing the mythology and pop culture, so I make a lot of internal references to Buffy, Twilight, Dark Hunters, and others.
Chatroom: How did you research for your characters? Your descriptions are pretty detailed. You must have been thinking about them for a while before applying a pen to paper, so to speak. Alisha: For Kaia and Sev, I had facebook for. And I may have used facebook a bit for my other characters. For Kaia, I asked a lot questions of my friend before I finally felt comfortable writing her on my own. I enjoy writing death, torture, and sex with varying detail. Chatroom: You have a lot of fun with character interviews — is it fair to say you have a LOT of voices bouncing around your head?
Alisha: I have SOO many voices. Sometimes, they can be overwhelming and keep me from grading papers. Alisha: I do not, which is why I posted it on my blog to share. My editor did suggest creating a cookbook for Sev, who is a trained cook. Alisha: Usually. Alisha: I t does. But when we introduce new characters, they have secondary characters, and thus, we create more and more.
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Since my character has to respond to hers, I find that I learn more about them than if I pushed them myself. It kind of feels like cheating. Alisha: Yes, they are! And my friends. And there are spoilers, so beware. I appreciate you. And now for a bit of a release day twist. I know I love it. Spread butter over the hot skillet and cook chicken until a golden brown crust forms about 4 minutes. Flip and repeat. Once chicken forms a crust on both sides, reduce heat and cover until fully cooked about 5 minutes.
Stirring occasionally, add cook until eggplant grows soft about minutes, which makes this a good time to cook your pasta. Leave covered for minutes. Once eggplant is cooked all the way through, add the chicken, remaining butter, cream, and drained pasta. I have seen both angels in the dark, and monsters in the light Which one are you? Tags Devere Kiernan , family man , knife throwing , Little Red and the Surly Bear , Loving Red Saga , lying to loved ones , paranormal romance , personal motto , romancing the fairer sex , the broken world series.
I love this guy. Alisha: Good morning, Dev. Thanks for joining me. Devere: The pleasure is mine. Alisha: Me, too!
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Last time got a little bloody. The trick is cold water. Alisha: Can you tell me about your parents? Alisha: How would you describe your childhood? Alisha: If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be? Alisha: How do you feel about lying? Alisha: Do you have a motto? If so, what is it? Devere: Help others when you can. Alisha: Do you have a criminal record? Devere: Not in this country nor this century. Alisha: Are you a pessimist or an optimist?
Devere: An optimistic pessimist. Hope for the best.
Prepare for the worst. Devere: I do. Devere: Since danger certainly awaits me? Alisha: Call it a hunch. Like this: Like Loading Tags book marketing , Dark Hunters , free books , launch party , Little Red and the Surly Bear , Loving Red Saga , must read , paranormal romance , role playing on facebook , shifters , vampires. These guys have chemistry. I might have gone through a phase.
Sue me. Javier uncapped a local brew and slid the bottle to me as I stepped behind the bar. A fifth stepped out behind them as the rest moved off the stage to circle the floor.
Skirts twirled, jingling matching the drums as the last strains of music died. The little redhead peered over her shoulder, and I rubbed her token between my fingers. Makes sense. She worries about you. That must be a nickname. Let me grab my things, then. Do you, bear? I have eyes. Why was I? The moon taunted me; traces of her essence played partner. With a wink on my way by, I returned to my station up front. Tags little red , Little Red and the Surly Bear , Loving Red Saga , must read , paranormal romance , rebranding , Sale , shifters , the broken world series , urban fantasy , Valentine's Day.
Book rebrand number one. I have all three covers for the series, so what better time to share them all with you. Her books are getting new covers this year, too, when the fourth of five books will be released. Let me know what you think of the new covers in the comments below. The wolf is no harm to you. Fucking wood nymphs. After a few seconds, she lifted and closed the gap between them. She drew back with a smile. Before you enter here, you will make my pledge. I may be a wolf, but I am also a gentleman.
Kaia gripped Sev harder. Tags born to love wild , cryptozoology , demon , fae , paranormal romance , sex , stars and stone books , wizards. What do you like best about your partner, physically, and why? Madison: Luis has the most gorgeous brown eyes. What drives you crazy about your partner, and why? If you were offered an obscene amount of money, what would you do with it? Faas: I learned how to use my abilities from my grandparents and helped them on their farm. Elizabeth: Hush. Said with a smile What drives you crazy about your partner, and why?
Faas: Figuring how to stay together. We started out as friends and having that foundation helps. She is my forever love. Spud: Dad used to take mom and I out into the Big Horn mountains for cookouts. Spud: holds up his hands and shakes his head Nope. Not going there.
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Nope, nope, nope. Spud: snorts Well, I guess she can be kind of mouthy sometimes. Emma: Hey! I am not mouthy. Spud: Mouthy. Emma: blinks at him, expression astonished Uh… wow! Spud: glances over at her and grins How about a kiss then? Tags anthology , born to love wild , fae , good reads , magic , must read , nymph , paranormal romance , romance , stars and stone books. Excerpt from M. Others create their own destiny.
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Boden needs to make up for his mistakes before he can fight a war for the woman he loves. Tags book research , character development , good read , gothic , must read , Mystery , paranormal romance , stage magic , WIP , writer's block , writing motivation. What motivates you to write? What interesting thing did you learn while writing your last story? We sat in the familiar diner. The staff eyed us.
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It was interesting when time to write the novel. Chatroom: Please introduce us to your heroine, Kaia. So there are a lot of laughs, but also, a lot of snark, dark times, and sex. Thank goodness the local vet is so nice, and so understanding, and so Changeling Moon. Changeling Dawn. Hungry Like the Wolf. Mix one nosy reporter who's too observant for her own good, and one SWAT team leader with a fuzzy, howling secret, and you've got big action, and hot chemistry. Wolf Trouble. He's her team leader, but he can't keep her off his mind Will their distracting attraction tear the SWAT team apart?
She's holding the pack together, but just barely. Will she accept help from an Alpha who brings his own pack to her ranch? His hair swirled upward around him and light glowed around him. We broke our kiss and stared at each other. We pushed our way back to the surface and both hauled in air.
I sucked in a good third breath, and Lethe splashed water in my face. I spluttered and coughed. His merry laugh taunted me and I chased after him, dunking him under when I got a good hold. Grabbing our bags and towels, we dashed for the outdoor shower. Lethe hurriedly scrubbed seawater from his hair.
I stepped under the spray with him and tentatively touched his chin, lifting his head. Water beaded at the ends of his eyelashes and trailed over the tips of my fingers. Anyta is a big, BIG fan of slow-burn romances. She loves to read and write stories with characters who slowly fall in love. Anyta writes a variety of stories, Contemporary MM Romances with a good dollop of angst, Contemporary lighthearted MM Romances, and even a splash of fantasy.
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Connect with Anyta: Website Twitter Facebook. A hopeless romantic, Andy writes seated next to a hundred year old Smith Brothers typewriter he inherited from his grandfather. Although not all of his stories have a paranormal bent, a touch of the supernatural never derailed a good read in his mind. Married and living his happy every after, Andy helps others find their happy endings in the pages of his stories.
He and his husband of more than twenty years spend their days rubbing elbows with other parents as they raise their daughter. Embracing his status as the gay dad, Andy sometimes has to remind others that one does want a hint of color even when chasing after their child. So begins a series of texts and emails sent between two best friends, Ava and Gen, as they head off to their first semesters of college on opposite sides of the country.
From first loves to weird roommates, heartbreak, self-discovery, coming out and mental health, the two best friends will document every moment to each other. But as each changes and grows into her new life, will their friendship be able to survive the distance? Worse yet, this happens in front of his new crush, Leo, the dreamy football star who just moved to town.
When he discovers his eccentric employer Pavel Chudinov is an intermediary between the human world and its myths, Bridger is plunged into a world of pixies, werewolves, and Sasquatch. The realm of myths and magic is growing increasingly unstable, and it is up to Bridger to ascertain the cause of the chaos, eliminate the problem, and help his boss keep the real world from finding the world of myths. It was the same every morning. Wake up, grab the ice skates, and head to the rink while the world was still dark.
She woke before dawn for morning lessons, went straight to group practice after school, and spent weekends competing at ice rinks across the state. It was a central piece of her identity, her safe haven from the stress of school, bullies, and family. But over time, as she switched schools, got into art, and fell in love with her first girlfriend, she began to question how the close-minded world of figure skating fit in with the rest of her life, and whether all the work was worth it given the reality: that she, and her friends on the figure skating team, were nowhere close to Olympic hopefuls.
It all led to one question: What was the point? Now, with one semester of high school to go, and no obstacles between him and out-of-state college freedom, Tanner plans to coast through his remaining classes and clear out of Utah. Writing a book in four months sounds simple. Four months is an eternity. It turns out, Tanner is only partly right: four months is a long time.
After all, it takes only one second for him to notice Sebastian Brother, the Mormon prodigy who sold his own Seminar novel the year before and who now mentors the class. And it takes less than a month for Tanner to fall completely in love with him. Seventeen-year-old Jaya Mehta detests wealth, secrets, and privilege, though he has them all. His family is Indian, originally from Gujarat. Rasa Santos, like many in Hawaii, is of mixed ethnicity. All she has are siblings, three of them, plus a mother who controls men like a black widow spider and leaves her children whenever she wants to.
The unlikely love that blooms between them must survive the stranglehold their respective pasts have on them. Each of their present identities has been shaped by years of extreme family struggles. By the time they cross paths, Jaya is a transgender outsider with depressive tendencies and the stunningly beautiful Rasa thinks sex is her only power until a violent pimp takes over her life.
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Will their love transcend and pull them forward, or will they remain stuck and separate in the chaos of their pasts? When a fire breaks out, Mira frees Clive from captivity; they are rescued by a group of magic-workers calling themselves the Circle of Light. Erotic play strengthens their bond and deepens their love for each other…a love they share freely with the Circle, save those who must hold themselves apart from the pleasures of the flesh.
Set in contemporary New York, Initiates of the Blood combines sex, blood magic, and romance into a stimulating, sensual, satisfying tale. The bindings of his world are coming untied one by one; yet in spite of everything he has to let go, he may also find freedom in the release.
South Africa is loud. Do you hear the song and dance of it? The chorus of Khayelitsha life? Every voice is different, its pitch and tone and intonation as distinct as the words we choose and how we wrap our mouths around them. But everybody has a voice, and everybody sings…. Fifteen year old Neo loves music, it punctuates her life and shapes the way she views the world. She sneaks out to see them, and she falls in love, with music, and the night, but also with a girl: Tale has a voice like coffee poured into a bright steel mug, and she commands the stage.
After scientists stumbled across an anomalous human hormone present during moments of emotional intimacy, further research created the ability to harness the direction of living energy and pinpoint when two lines will merge. Personalized chips are now implanted beneath the thumbnails of every infant, where glowing numbers count down to the moment they will meet their soul mate.
Their Camellia Clocks have timed out, and the men are left with a choice—love one another or defy fate. When classically trained violinist Sawyer Bell shows up for an audition, Vix is thrilled. Sawyer is talented, gorgeous, funny, and excited about playing indie rock instead of Beethoven. But Sawyer is in dire need of a break from the competitiveness of Juilliard, and desperately wants to rediscover her love of music. Going on tour with her secret high school crush is just an added bonus. Buy it: Riptide. Unfortunately, Nate breaks his leg halfway through the season, and his little sister Willa fills in for him as resident tennis instructor.
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Meanwhile, the murder of Mark Duggan triggers a full-scale riot in London. Abu finds himself in its midst, leading to a near-tragedy that forces Karl to race back home. His stomach stabs and twists inside, pleading for a meal. Maybe even the authority to bend time and space. All he needs to do is keep the hunger and longing at bay. No problem. Mercedes Moreno is an artist. Her lack of inspiration might be because her abuela is lying comatose in faraway Puerto Rico after suffering a stroke.