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Creole Nights is Now Available!

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I would like to start by thanking you if you purchased a pre-order of Creole Nights.

If you didn’t, don’t worry. It isn’t too late. Creole Night’s just officially released.

This limited box set is on sale until Friday for $0.99. After that it will go to it’s regular price of $4.99. So don’t miss out on a great opportunity to get 10 steamy stories by 10 bestselling authors.

What does the box set contain? 10 stories with humans, witches, vampires, shifters, wolves, sorcerer, ghost, reapers, voodoo priestess, warlocks, demons, priests and angels. There is something for everyone if you are a fan of the paranormal.

So come find out what happens in New Orleans when the sun goes down.

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It’s time to get Illicit…

Guess what?!?!?

The Illicit Boxed set will be releasing tomorrow. If you haven’t picked up your copy you should.

23 books for 99 pennies? You can’t beat that.

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But in case you need a little more encouragement, here’s an excerpt from Tempt Me.

Excerpt:

Leia couldn’t believe she was sitting in the kitchen, eating one of the best meals she’d ever had with Riley. He and her brother, Andre had met in middle school and had been inseparable ever since.

She could remember coming home from college seeing the tall and lanky kid sitting at her parents’ kitchen table eating everything in sight. At that time she’d had no idea where the food was going because Riley had been nothing but skin and bones.

Then two years later, Riley had walked into the house looking like a Mack truck and that was what he’d been known as ever since. She could still recall his amusement when she’d asked him if he was talking body enhancements. After a while, she realized it was genetic. Someone in Riley’s ancestry had gifted him with his size.

She’d honestly thought that he’d try his hand at professional football. Riley had been a talented player in high school and had excelled in college as well. But he’d focused on his academics instead. She knew that he was an engineer of some sort and that what he did was lucrative but that was all she could recall.

The past seven years of her life had been wrapped up in the ups and downs she’d experienced with her ex-husband. She hadn’t had time to focus on much outside of that. In a way she felt bad when she thought all of the things she’d neglected for the sake of love. She would never make that mistake again. As far as she was concerned, she could remain single for the rest of her life and she’d been okay with that.

Unless she met a man as handsome as Riley.

When had he become so damn good looking?

At first she’d thought she’d still be asleep when she’d heard his voice. Then she’d realized how weird and random it would be to have a dream about her brothers’ best friend. Once she’d jumped up to hug him, she’d definitely known she was awake.

Riley had always given the best hugs. He’d was like a cuddly teddy bear, only solid. In college he’d played defensive end. She recalled going to a few football games and being mesmerized by his agility. Standing six inches over six feet, he was the epitome of a lumberjack in her opinion.       

She glanced at him out the corner of her eye, wondering when he’d become so handsome. His blonde hair looked as if he’d run his hands through it several times. Matching hair covered his chin and jaw. His nose was firm and his cheekbones chiseled. But it was his mouth that had her full attention. It was full, generously curved and enticing.

Realizing what she was doing, she quickly raised her gaze and met his blued-eyed one. Embarrassment filled her, but one corner of his mouth curved upward and he winked at her. Just like he had earlier and heat raced over her just like it had the first time. She dropped her gaze to her food, shocked to find her plate empty.

Leia sat her fork down and reached for the glass of wine she hadn’t touched. Now that she had a stomach full of food perhaps she could trust herself with it. She took a sip, then cleared her throat.

“How’s life been treating you?” she asked.

“Pretty good,” he replied as he sat his fork down and leaned back in the chair. “I’ve just been busy working on different projects and traveling.”

Mercy! There was so much of him.

She shook her, puzzled at why she was so aware of him. Even if he hadn’t been her brothers’ friend, he was too young for her. Not to mention she’d just finalized her divorce from a man she should have never gotten involved with. Even though her relationship with Paul had been over for years, the ink on the dotted line was barely dry.

He placed one arm over the back of her chair as he reached for his glass of wine with the other. “Finally glad to be back home. I’ll be here for a while now.”

She frowned. “You haven’t been in Portland?”

“No. My job allows me to move around as much as I like, but I’ve been back in Portland about six months now.”

She frowned. “I don’t recall Andre saying anything about you moving.”

He placed his glass back on the table. “Because technically, I hadn’t. I just took on consultant projects with different clients that no one wanted because I was in a position to. It paid off. Now I’m able to travel if I want to or pass up the assignment if I don’t want it.”

“How long do you plan to be here at the lake house?” she asked. “Not that I’m trying to rush you off. I just didn’t expect you.”

Leia jumped when he gently gripped the back of her neck, his thumb massaged the base of her scalp. A sensation she couldn’t name made its way down her spine as she bit back a moan. The reaction she’d just had to his touch was unnerving but she couldn’t bring herself to pull away.  

“I’ll be here until I know you’re okay. You’re one of the strongest woman I know, but even strong people need someone to lean on. Even if they don’t know how to ask.”

To her surprise, moisture filled her eyes. Riley handed her paper napkin. She took it and turned her head as she dabbed her eyes.

“These aren’t tears of sadness,” she managed to get out. “I’m just disappointed that I wasted so much time on the wrong person.”

He took her hand in his. “We all have moments of regret, but I have no doubt that you made the right decision. You deserve to be happy.” He squeezed her hand. “Now, let me put the leftovers away. Then we can watch a movie before we head to bed.”

She stiffened as his words penetrated her foggy brain and Riley laughed. “Get your mind out the gutter.” He pushed back from the table and she rushed to stand to her feet as well. “I can help you put everything away. “I know, but I know you and you need a moment. Take it. I won’t be long with this. Be sure to pick out a good movie.”

Leia nodded. She was off-kilter. The fact that Riley knew her well enough to call it made her even more unsettled. Realizing she did need to collect herself she left the kitchen and headed to her bedroom. As soon as she entered the room, she stopped and closed her eyes.

What was wrong with her? She had to get it together. No matter how tempting Riley was, she had to resist. He was young and virile. Any involvement with him would only lead to heartbreak. As handsome as he was, he could have any woman he wanted.

She needed to find out how long he really planned to stay and keep her distance until then. Releasing a pent up breath, she made her way to the bathroom and washed her face with a warm towel. Her eyes were still a little red, but it was the only sign that she’d been upset earlier.

Once she felt like she had herself together, she returned to the living room. She could still hear Riley moving around in the kitchen. Picking up the remote, she turned the T.V. on and begin to scroll through the menu.

When she came across Deadpool 2 she selected it. It was the perfect movie for two friends to watch. Because that’s exactly what she and Riley were.

Friends.

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12 Years Later…

French.Quarter.original.30625.jpgNew Orleans…

The moment you read that you probably thought about pralines, warm beignets, Po’ Boys, crawfish and the French Quarter. Right?

Well, so do I. But I also think about one other thing…

Hurricane Katrina.

As I write this, it’s hard to believe that on August 29, 2017 it will be 12 years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall. Yet, New Orleans is still struggling to revive itself. Just a few weeks ago severe flooding was an issue again. Not because of a Hurricane, but because of faulty water pumps that simply weren’t doing their job.

This is just the tip of the iceberg.

Other issues that have plagued this beautiful city since Hurricane Katrina include but are not limited to: a decrease in police officers, a increase in violent crimes, vacant homes, dilapidated neighborhoods, displaced citizens and an increase in severe health issues due to mold and other airborne pollutants.

I LOVE New Orleans. I visit this city at least once a year. I have family and friends in the area, so it’s a city that is near and dear to my heart. So when I received the opportunity to be a part of a box set that had to take place in New Orleans. I jumped on board. Even though I’d never written a paranormal story. I was more than willing to take on the challenge. I saw this as an opportunity to tell a story about a city that I am truly fond of.

From that story a series was born, about 5 male shifters and their mates. You will meet five heroes that are doing their best to restore New Orleans to the vibrant city that it was before Hurricane Katrina and meet their mates.

As you travel with me on the journey through this series I hope that you will fall in love with the characters and the city of New Orleans as much as I have.

To get started with the series pick up a copy of the Creole Nights Box Set. It’s is only $0.99 for a limited time.

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99 CENTS 10 Paranormal Stories that bring the heat.

Ten original sexy tales from ten best-selling authors. When the sun goes down in New Orleans the heat will rise. Take a sensual exploration of those Creole nights with our hosts of humans, witches, vampires, shifters, wolves, sorcerer, ghost, reapers, voodoo priestess, warlocks, demons, priests and angels. Find out who lives, who dies, who loves for once in a lifetime. Read their sides of the story.

Featuring – His to Claim – Stephanie Morris – He’s got everything under control and she likes it that way.

 

Excerpt:

When he turned his cards over, she could barely contain her squeal of glee. Her hand beat his. Grinning, she revealed her hand.

“Looks like I win this time,” she gloated.

“Yes it does,” he retorted. “What would you like to know?

She asked the question she’d wanted an answer to from the moment she met him. “Do you really believe in the paranormal?”

“Yes,” he answered without hesitation.

The certainty in his voice concerned her. He began to shuffle the cards again, leaving her to try to decipher his direct statement. It was offsetting that he bought into the same disillusionment that her friend Babet did. How could a man with his intellect and business savvy believe something so outlandish? Unfortunately, she wouldn’t have a chance to ask him. She lost the next two hands, leaving her clad only in her panties. Mainly because she cheated and took the clip pinning her hair up out.

She felt so exposed that she’d almost wish she’d chosen to answer the questions he asked instead. But he kept asking his original question. She wasn’t ready to tell him why she didn’t trust herself when it came to relationships. There was a possibility he wouldn’t understand. Then again, if he did, that would put another chink in the protective barrier she felt she had to keep up.

Falling for a man like Pierre too fast could prove to be very dangerous. They hadn’t known each other long enough for the connection building between them to be normal. She was positive there were rules about this sort of thing. However, she struggled to remember what they were.

The next hand was dealt and it appeared luck was on her side. She had come up with a winner. Glancing across the table, she saw Pierre waiting.

“Do you believe in shapeshifters?” she inquired.

“I am one,” he responded.

As his answer sunk in, she froze.

“What? That doesn’t make sense…” her voice trailed off. “Wait? Are you joking with me? I thought this was supposed to be serious. If you aren’t going to—”

When he rose to his feet, she stopped speaking. Then his hands went to the buckle of his belt and began to undo it.

“What are you doing?” she questioned.

“The only way I can prove this to you is to show you. But you must promise not to run. If you do, my wolf will give chase,” he stated as he completely undid the buckle and began to tug the hem of his shirt out of his pants.

She was so distracted mentally by his calmness and visually by the fact that he was disrobing, he managed to pull his shirt over his head before bending over to undo the laces on his shoes. Then he started to ease his pants over his hips. That spurred her into action.

“Wait? Why do you have to take off your clothes?” she asked.

One corner of his mouth curved upward. “Because I’ll destroy them during my change if I don’t.”

Her mouth dropped open. He believed that he was a shapeshifter. How could a man who’d appeared to be so normal up until now become so unhinged? More importantly why was she still sitting there as if this situation was an everyday occurrence.  Not knowing how much time she had before he did whatever it was he thought he could do, she was certain she needed to leave.

“Serafine?”

The tone in his voice made her look up instead of getting up like everything in her screamed for her to.

“Yes,” she whispered.

“Whatever you do, please don’t run,” he requested.

Before she could respond something happened in front of her that she couldn’t put into words. Pierre’s body began to contort and before she drew her next breath a wolf stood on all fours before her.

A scream instinctively built up and escaped. In the next instant, she was grateful she’d remained seated because that meant she was closer to the ground as she fell over into a dead faint.

Also featuring:

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Warlocks: The Creole Coven- Latrivia Welch USA Today Best-selling Author – Love is the greatest magic of all.

Phoenix Daniels Blood Ties – You can’t run from who you are.

When the Beautiful Awake: Thakathi Awakening- Angela Kay Austin- You can’t hide from us.

Spellbound – ‪Reana Malori- True love is its own destiny.

The Elixir of Life, Legacy: Origin- S. Campbell Williams- There is never an end, but always a new beginning.

Falling for the Reaper- Adrienne D’nelle Ruvalcaba- He had seen death before, but this time is different.

Love Bites- Twyla Turner – Be careful what you wish for.

In Another Time- Sage Young – My love I will find, in another place, in another time.

The Beast Within- LaVerne Thompson – From moonrise to moon set the beast will rule.

Reserve your copy today at the Pre-Order price of 99 CENTS FOR A LIMITED TIME.

Amazon- amzn.to/2tSX3VF

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Visit all the blogs linked below that are part of the collection. Leave a comment and on Sunday 19th a random winner, who has commented on all of the blogs, will be chosen to receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card and 4 e-books from the authors of Creole Nights. Thanks for visiting.

Blog links on the tour to visit:

Reana Malori

Angela Kay Austin

Adrienne Ruvalcaba

Stephanie Morris

LaVerne Thompson

 

 

 

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