Friday, June 26, 2015

~ Symposium - Dream On ~

Hello Everyone! Welcome to my June Symposium!

I hope everyone is having a wonder summer so far! Since we are at the halfway point of the year, this month I thought I’d asked my friends and fellow authors to give everyone an update on what they will be working on so all you readers out there will know what you have to look forward to! So, mark your calendars, ladies and gents...we have some awesome releases coming your way!

LAURIE ROMA: Wow, it seems like I blinked and half the year just disappeared! Right now, I’m currently finishing up the 3rd book of my Breakers’ Bad Boy series, Dante’s Angel, then I will be working on the 4th, which is Nikita’s story, Ash’s Flame. When those are complete, I will be working on my next contribution to the 3013 Series - 3013: GENESIS, which is Maddox, Daimon and Tavius Adaro (the Krytos owners of New Vega) and Mya Spartan’s story. I would also like to work on one or two more Fated Encounters novellas. After that, I hope to find time to work on my first YA story. I’m very excited about each of these new installments. Now, I just need to find the time to write all of them. LOL For all my Arcadian and IAD fans, those books will have to wait a while for me to continue them since I'm no longer writing for that publishing house, but have no fear, I still plan to continue with more books in both series as soon as I am please just be patient!

Katra Tesera is a female Dragon Warrior on a mission. Unsatisfied with the life her family wishes for her back on her home world, she seeks something more for her own future. When the opportunity to visit Earth arises, Katra is eager for the excitement and adventure of traveling the stars. She believes she is ready for whatever lies at the end of her journey, but nothing can prepare her for meeting her mate…the dark and dangerous Tarin warrior, Lord Jaden Tor.

Warlord Jaden Tor is a dedicated leader who is fighting a civil war to save his people. He has always known his path in life, but everything changes the moment he meets the dark-haired beauty with glowing silver eyes. Jaden wants to claim her for his own, however, there is more at stake than his own happiness… 

When legacies are challenged, and with Tartarus in turmoil, can Jaden and Katra find a way to be together, or will their love be shattered by the chaos that threatens everything around them?


JOEY W. HILL: I’ve just started another book in my Vampire Queen series world. It’s called The Night’s Templar, and it’s about a vampire who was (is?) a Templar. Kind of mind-boggling, right? How did he participate in battles in daylight? How did they miss his unusual dietary requirements? (lol) Anyhow, the gist of the story is this. Lord Uthe, a member of the Vampire Council, was a Templar centuries ago. Even up to present day, he has attempted to honor the spirit of the Rule, despite the volatile and highly sexual nature of the vampire world. Yet now he’s caught the attention of the Fae Lord Keldwyn, liaison between the Council and Fae Court. Keldwyn challenges Uthe’s emotional isolation and dominant nature. When a quest from Uthe’s past requires Keldwyn’s help to protect both their worlds, Uthe will have to decide whether the Fae male is a gift from God to be cherished and trusted, or a curse that will cause Uthe to fail the oath he took centuries ago.

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Celeste has worked her ass off to establish her freelance blog as a source of accurate crime news for the Baton Rouge area. Being a workaholic, focusing solely on her career, was her choice. Five years ago, she had a life-changing experience in a BDSM club that made it clear she is a submissive, but she believes her past makes embracing that path impossible. Then Sergeant Leland Keller walks into her life. He’s the Dom she’s always feared and hoped she’d meet, and he recognizes her as what he’s been looking for as well. But she fights submission as much as she longs for it.

Leland always thought he was looking for a docile, sweet-natured sub, but Celeste captures his attention in a way no other submissive has. He can tell Celeste is aching for love and surrender. Having served in the military and now as a patrol sergeant in one of Baton Rouge’s most dangerous districts, he doesn’t shy from a challenge.
His job is to protect and serve. He’s not going to let her down.


N.J. WALTERS: The year is half over, but there’s still plenty of time to write a few more books before it’s done. 2015 has been the year of the Salvation Pack. I’ve written and contracted book 6: Wolf on a Mission. I’ve just submitted book 7 to my publisher and hope to deliver book 8 in July. (Book 4: Wolf from the Past is due out on October 13, and Book 5: Wolf on the Hunt in January 2016.) I’m not sure what comes next. It will either be another Salvation Pack book or something totally new. That’s what I love about being a writer—I constantly have the freedom to create and explore new worlds and characters. I’m currently editing a firefighter novella that will be part of a boxed set releasing in a few months. This is one smoking hot paranormal.

Tilly Ledet has long been a friend of the immortal, shape-shifting warriors who follow the Lady of the Beasts, a willing helper in their battle against Hades. But now that Hades is free and unable to touch the warriors, Tilly is fair game.

When Phoenix shows up insisting she drop everything to go into hiding, Tilly balks. Phoenix is strong and courageous, but when she imagines being in his arms, the protective barriers guarding her heart slam down.

For the first time in his immortal life, Phoenix feels fear. Not for himself, but for the woman whose beauty and forthright nature heat both his mind and body. While one kiss easily ignites her passion, claiming her as his own will take more than heat.

It may require a sacrifice that could send them both up in flames.


SUSAN HAYES: I’m currently working on Wilde Blues, the fourth book in my Wilde Brothers series. Once Blues is submitted I’ll be writing 3013: FATED. I’m going back Fort Saken on Earth for this story. The last few months of the year will be spent ending one series and starting a new one. I hope to have the last Wilde Brothers book written before the end of 2015, and then I will be writing the first book in my new selkie shifter series, Destiny Bay. Between all that writing I’ll be attending my first convention in August. I’m an attending author at Authors After Dark in Atlanta, and then in October I will be joining some amazing ladies as one of the hosts of the Midnight Gala in New Orleans. I hope to see some of you there!

As the future CEO of Forrester Industries, Lucas Forrester has the kind of life most men only dream of. He’s travelled the world, brokering deals and sealing contracts that have benefited the company while making a name for himself as a cold, calculating negotiator.

At work, Luke lives behind his corporate persona, but when a chance encounter with a beautiful and caring stranger brings out his true nature, he finds himself reluctant to go back into hiding.

Veronica Hood’s life will never be mistaken for a fairytale, but she’s proud of what she’s accomplished so far. After years of planning, she’s finally got her own coffee shop, with enough money coming in to stay out of the red and pay for her grandmother’s medical bills, too. When Lucas sees her delivering food to the hungry, he appoints himself as her protector, stealing her heart and starting a whirlwind love affair straight out of a storybook.

The trouble is, Lucas isn’t the only one who has fallen for Ronnie. When her stalker finally emerges from the shadows, Luke will have to fight for his redheaded angel. In the end only one of them can possess her, but who will be the victor...her champion or the dark-hearted wolf?

JENIKA SNOW: I have so much planned for this year. Not only am I planning on adding to my already established series, I also plan on writing more for the Grizzly MC and Brothers of Menace MC. I have just started a next generation series for the Brothers of Menace, which features their adult children. I have a few stand-alone titles in the works, and a taboo story I am currently working on. My writing partner, the very talented Sam Crescent and I have more plans for our The Soldiers of Wrath MC series, as well as a short story paranormal series that features heavy elements of BDSM. We also are working on a spin-off Soldiers of Wrath series called Beautiful Torment. That series will be dark, gritty, and will hold nothing back. Lots to do this year still, but I’m looking forward to it.

Marcus wants Corin, but his hands are covered in blood, his soul dark. He isn’t a good man, but he can also see her home life is rocky, and she has a wall around herself. Part of him wants to be good for her. 

Corin’s life changed five years ago. She’s a loner, and has isolated herself. And then she meets a hardened biker, one that defends her even though she means nothing to him. He’s rough around the edges, coarse, and a little scary—but he’s all she can think about. 

Being the son of The Brothers of Menace VP means Marcus is used to the gritty world of violence and death. But even if Corin’s too good for him he still wants her for himself. He doesn’t know if she fully knows that giving herself to him means she is his irrevocably.


MICHELLE HOWARD: Thanks for asking what I have planned for the rest of the year. There are so many books that I want to work on, it’s almost hard to put together a clear picture but I’ll try. Coming July 14, 2015 is Arak’s Love, Book 2 of my A World Beyond Series. The books feature women from Earth moving to alien worlds in hopes of finding love and romance. I’m currently working on Book 3 with hopes to have it out in the fall/winter. I’ve agreed to do a novella for a small anthology set which will probably have a shifter of some sort in it due to release around November/December. I’m also excited to work on a story for a small secondary character that readers have asked about. Time permitting, I’d love to get it out before the end of 2015. Those are the concrete stories but I’m liable to throw in an unscheduled extra. 

Half-Argoran shifter, Arak O’tir knew good people existed. He worked with some of them. But as a deadly Jutak warrior, his work often took him into the less savory elements of society. So much so, he shielded his heart from those he rescued. That was, until one particular mission leaves him longing for a specific female. 

Someone who made him tremble even if she wasn’t from his world.
Sylvia Forrester never expected her quest for a husband would lead her into danger. Nor could she have ever foreseen that her search would find her captured by aliens and added to a list of potential sex-slaves to be sold for a high profit. While her captors should have broken her, destroying any hope she’d had of a life happily-ever-after, Sylvia’s savior has her wondering if her earlier dreams could still come true.

But Arak and Sylvia soon discover love and passion has its own price.  


TEHYA TITAN: For the rest of this year, I plan on continuing my paranormal sci-fi Warrior's series with more stories about the planet Tor and the humans that find themselves mated to the demon warriors there. I'm also working a few more projects that I hope to share with readers soon, including a werewolf serial that I can't wait to start!

Army Lieutenant Jordan Ramsey is having the worst day of her life. Kidnapped, Jordan is taken from Earth and brought to a new world where she is to become the property of an alien warrior that is more demon than man. But even though her future is no longer her own, she won’t go down without a fight…

Kadan Krell is the King of Vor. As a ruthless warrior, he never thought he would find his mate, but when he sees the beautiful human named Jordan, he knows she is destined to be his. Nothing will stop him from claiming what belongs to him, and showing her exactly what it means to be a warrior’s mate.


JORDAN MARIE: What’s coming up? Goodness! That is a loaded question. I am two books away from finishing my Savage Brother’s MC series. Claiming Crusher will be released in August of this year and hopefully followed up with Bull’s story. I also have an anthology this year with some great authors, including Cora Brent. I’m using this platform to introduce readers to Skull’s story. It’s an Alpha male anthology. Skull is definitely an over the top alpha.  I also have a new country series that centers around four sisters all getting a second chance of love by some very unlikely men, which range from a biker, an ex-con, wounded soldier and a broken down cowboy. I’m loving it so far, I hope readers do too. At present, my books are only available on Amazon though that may change in the coming year.


I'm marrying my soulmate. 
We're having a baby. Life is perfect. 
But having it all, means you have everything to lose. 
In the blink of an eye, all my dreams slip through my fingers like grains of sand. 


I have it all. 
My woman has my ring on her finger, my baby in her belly and my club is healing. 
Then everything goes to hell. 
Nicole thinks we're done. 
We are not. She's mine. 

Love makes the strong weak. 
Will loving Nicole bring Dragon to his knees? 
When dark secrets from the past surface, will it be the end of the Savage Brothers MC?


ERIKA REED: I have a few things going on as of right now that I plan to finish up within the next six months. I recently release my first installment in a new steamy menage series in which I have been working on. Club Cravings series is set up in a nightclub atmosphere with delectable club owners, sexy bartenders, beefy doormen, and the lucky women who will eventually fall head over heels for them? I also have a stand alone menage story that I have had on the back burner for some time now that I am trying to finish up, and I can't wait to share with my readers.

A girls' night out with her best friends at Club Cravings is just what Gianna DeLuca needs. She's tired of her boring life, with "nice guys" who leave her unsatisfied in the bedroom. That is until she meets the two handsome nightclub owners who show her what she's been missing all along.

From the minute Gianna walked into their club, Bryce and Dylan Nash knew they had to have her. The rich and successful club owners are tired of meaningless, one-night stands, and they want more in life. After meeting Gianna, the two will stop at nothing to prove two is better than one.

Will Gianna allow Bryce and Dylan to show her what it feels like to be loved by two men?


SAM CRESCENT: Wow, it’s that time already, and I can’t believe we’re over half way through the year. It has been a pretty hectic year so far. So, what do I have in store for the second half of 2015? Well, the hope is to complete the two books remaining in my, Friends, Men, and Secrets series, along with getting more, The Skulls, and Chaos Bleeds books completed. I hope by the end of the year, I can get onto the next generation of MC for those two series. Of course, I’ve got several books planned with the amazing, Jenika Snow, and I hope she still wants to write with me into 2016. :) Pretty busy second half of the year, and I hope that I can keep up with everything that I’ve got planned. 

Once you’re part of The Family there’s no getting out!

After Paige’s father disappeared without a trace she never expected her mother to find another family, but she does. Paige’s world is turned upside down when she discovers Donnie Martinez is her brand new stepbrother. He’s dangerous, vicious—and Paige realizes the rumors about Donnie and his family are true. Her new stepfamily is part of the mafia. Paige doesn’t intend to stick around to get mixed up in those problems. The moment she can, she’ll be gone.

Ordered by The Family, Donnie has to get close to Paige in order to find out what she knows about her father’s disappearance. But he finds Paige herself to be worth more than her information. He doesn’t want her to end up dead, but on the day of her eighteenth birthday, there is only one way to save her.

Indebted to Donnie, Paige has no choice but to do as he says. She must marry him in order to stay alive. But how can she be with a man who has taken lives for The Family? Is there any way out for all of them? Is it possible for Paige to love a monster? Can Donnie overcome a lifetime of training to discover love?


KYLA KINCAID: I work a full-time job on top of being a full-time mom, so it’s not always easy to stick to a writing schedule. With that said, I do have several projects on my calendar for the remainder of the year. I’ll be working on the Alpha Bitten series for the next few months. Lone Wolf is coming up next, with a release date slated for the end of July. Then Cat’s Cradle and Alley Cat to follow shortly thereafter. I have a new paranormal trilogy I’d like to begin before the end of the year, as well as a pretty badass cyborg series, but these are just tentative plans right now. Still, I’m hoping to eek out at least the first book in each series by December. I’m really looking forward to these projects, and I hope readers will be just as excited about them as I am!

He claimed her to save her, but now that she’s his, he’ll walk through hell before he lets her go.

An Alpha in his own right, Draven Eckhart isn’t looking forward to returning to his birth pack, even if it’s only for a few days. The Alpha Council has questions that need answers, though, and they’ve decided Draven is the only wolf for the job.

When a human female is pitted against an untamed she-wolf during the annual Gathering, Draven steps in to save the young woman’s life. He never imagined the fiery redhead with emerald green eyes would end up being his mate, nor did he anticipate just how hot he’d burn for her.


JAMES COX: Bikers on mars fighting for equality. My eight book series is all about sexy badass bikers trying to do the right thing. I loved Sons of Anarchy and the biker genre is exploding. I wanted to add my own twist but also make sure my bad guys weren't so...bad. I switched things up. I made the government pure evil. Women are for breeding, dark skinned men are slaves and homosexuality is punished by death. Outlaw is the president of the club and while they fight the government, he’s pining away for the love of his life who’s in prison on earth for fifteen long years. I love the stories that are unique but I do make sure my men find their happy endings. So far, each book had been a bestseller and I can’t thank my fantastic readers enough. Come join the fight!

What if bad guys ruled the world and the good guys were the outlaws?

This time the MCs are taking the war to the surface of Mars. No more shadows. No more hiding. The old laws—homosexuality is a death sentence, women are for breeding, and dark skinned-men are slaves—are going to be broken. But the Outlaw MC has a rat among them...

Torrin is a prospect. He didn’t have a big problem with the way Mars worked but that’s because he’s not just a prospective member. Torrin is also an undercover peacekeeper. His beliefs are thrown upside down because of one man, Mayhem. The Sergeant at Arms and explosive expert managed to break Torrin. Now, this formerly straight peacekeeper has to deal with the attraction sizzling between them and tell the club about his lies. The truth can hurt but for Torrin it may just get him killed.

And while Torrin sorts out his new feelings for loving another man, the club plans to take this war to the next step. Cup your junk, things are about to get explosive.


KALI ARGENT: I have lots of new books planned for the rest of the year, but nothing is etched in stone. I go where my muse takes me, and sometimes that means working on a different book than I originally had scheduled. As of today, the next book on my list is 3013:ALTERED, and I’m so excited to begin working on it. In August, I’m hoping to have Boundless, the second book in the Pandora series ready for release. Beyond those two books, it’s a little more up in the air. I’ll be working on a new story for the Prelude series, another Pandora book, and at least one more book for The Revenant series. I’m just not sure which order I’ll be writing them in at the moment. Hopefully, there will be a little something for everyone in the coming months, though. Happy Reading!

When the Purge nearly wipes out humanity and gives rise to the Allied Races Coalition, Roux Jennings refuses to become a paranormal’s new pet. Forced into hiding, she remains constantly on the move, never staying in one place for too long. It’s a harsh existence filled with too many dangers and not enough food, but at least she’s free.

Coalition Captain Deke Collins is tasked with protecting the citizens of Trinity Grove—both human and paranormal alike. Presenting the mask of a loyal and dutiful soldier isn’t always easy, but it’s a necessary evil. If anyone discovers he’s the leader of a group of rebels secretly known as the Revenant, he won’t live to see the next sunrise.

When circumstances force him into the path of a beautiful and tenacious female, he’s immediately drawn to the human. Dragging Roux into his world may put her in more danger than even he realizes, but it’s a risk he must take to protect her.

In a reality where paranormals rule and humans are nearly extinct, lines are drawn, sides chosen, and a war for freedom rages in secret.


Monday, June 1, 2015

~ New Release - 3013: CHAOS ~

3013: CHAOS

The eighth book in this best selling sci-fi/futuristic series!

Katra Tesera is a female Dragon Warrior on a mission. Unsatisfied with the life her family wishes for her back on her home world, she seeks something more for her own future. When the opportunity to visit Earth arises, Katra is eager for the excitement and adventure of traveling the stars. She believes she is ready for whatever lies at the end of her journey, but nothing can prepare her for meeting her mate…the dark and dangerous Tarin warrior, Lord Jaden Tor.

Warlord Jaden Tor is a dedicated leader who is fighting a civil war to save his people. He has always known his path in life, but everything changes the moment he meets the dark-haired beauty with glowing silver eyes. Jaden wants to claim her for his own, however, there is more at stake than his own happiness… 

When legacies are challenged, and with Tartarus in turmoil, can Jaden and Katra find a way to be together, or will their love be shattered by the chaos that threatens everything around them?


Once Katra and Jaden were alone together, he straightened to his full height and used his most lordly tone when he said, “Tartarus is my world, and my word is law. Once we land, you will obey.”

“Keep dreaming, Tarin.” Katra turned on her heels, and headed for the door. 

Dismissed. She’d just fucking dismissed him. No one had ever tried the like with Jaden before. His people knew better, and anyone else would have been too concerned of his formidable wrath to even consider it. 

Katra was ready for it when he grabbed her arm and spun her around so she was facing him again, but she hadn’t been prepared for what would happen when he touched her skin for the first time. Energy surged up her arm from where his hand touched her and sent such a strong jolt of lust racing through her system that it made her snarl. She had to fight back the need to throw herself at him and take what belonged to her.

Jaden’s expression was furious as he shoved his face close to hers. “You will obey,” he repeated in a snarl of his own. “Or I will keep your sweet ass confined to the human outpost. I won’t have you flying off on your own and getting into trouble.”

“I am a Dragon Warrior. I do not need your protection.”

He flung her arm away from him as if touching her had burned him. “You do need protection…from yourself. You think you’re invincible, but you can still be killed.”

“I am more than capable defending myself—”

“Your magic be damned!” Jaden raged. “What good will your magic do if someone cuts off your head? I will not have your death on my hands. Don’t push me on this, Katra.”

Perhaps that was the problem. She hadn’t pushed him enough to deal with what was between them. Well, that was going to change. Katra’s glowing eyes flared bright with challenge. Reaching up, she used both of her hands to shove him back a step, then watched his eyes go comically wide with shock. 

“Do you really think me so unskilled that I cannot defend myself without my magic? Maybe I should show you just how capable I am.” 

She went to push him again, but he gripped her wrists. Turning around, she caught him off guard when she used the momentum to flip him over her shoulder. She’d expected him to fall flat on his back, but he used his own agility to twist and land on his feet. The move impressed her.

Damn, she wanted him.

“What in thunder do you think you’re doing? I’m not going to fight you, female.”

“Aye, you are. Show me your strength, if you dare,” Katra taunted. She could see a battle light enter his dark eyes, and it aroused her. Wanting to goad him further, she raised one hand and gestured him forward with two fingers. “Come, warrior. Do not worry, I will not hurt you…too much.”

He came at her fast. It was as if a switch had been turned off inside of him, and she was seeing the real Jaden for the first time. The thought thrilled her, and she struggled to hold back a grin as she countered each move with precision and skill.

It took great effort not to use her magic, but she was determined to meet him on even ground. They fought for supremacy, but both of them were careful not to really hurt the other. It was like they were doing some strange sort of dance, moving and counter-moving without thought. The restraint they used made the fight more a kind of ferocious foreplay, each of them testing their opponent’s weaknesses, while marveling at the other’s strengths. 

Chairs and tables were overturned as they continued to fight. They moved around the room, leaving destruction in their wake. His heavy muscles made it difficult to match his sheer strength, but she was faster and more agile than he was. She ran at the wall and used it as a springboard to launch herself over his head as he pulverized a table that was in his way to get to her. 

Katra thought she had propelled herself far enough, but she underestimated Jaden’s determination. In one motion, he turned, grabbed her around the throat and spun her around, slamming her back against the wall. Instinct had her striking out, but she pulled her punch before she made contact so she didn’t take his head off. Still, she ended up clipping him as he jerked his head to the side, right into the path of her fist.

“Enough!” Jaden snarled.

Their gazes met and held, both of them breathing hard. A small trickle of blood appeared at the side of his mouth from where she’d hit him. Katra wanted to lean in and taste him, to take him inside her so they would always be connected, except she couldn’t move. Couldn’t look away from his stormy eyes. Aye, he was angry, but there was something else in his dark gaze.