Friday, August 18, 2017
You can still get Mr Monday FREE!
Only a few weeks left to get the first book free in the Working Girl series thanks to my publisher Eternal Romance. I was invited to sign at the Grand Central Forever book signing at RWA this past July and I was thrilled to be there! I was signing download cards since it was to tricky to get books over from the UK so quickly.
Some of the awesome sweets at the Harlequin Party.
Here is a LINK to Mr Monday. if you've read & Tess's story, please leave a review xo. Positive reviews are so important to us.
Sorry my post is late. I had an emergency oral surgery procedure yesterday afternoon and it knocked me for a loop.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
** Gargoyles, Vampires, and Wolf Shifters in this #Gothic #PNR Series! **
Meet Antoine, the dark sculptor with a secret, at the Chateau, in Darkness Rising.
In Dark Velvet, a young poet, Savannah, meets Antoine. The attraction is immediate… and intense.
A shy painter meets a rock guitarist at the Chateau in Dark Muse. When she asks to paint him, temptation rises…
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DARKNESS RISINGChateau Seductions 0.5
Antoine Chevalier harbors a secret. Born a gargoyle shifter, he wants nothing more than to cultivate his art. His hard work pays off the night he completes his greatest sculpture. But the excitement of his accomplishment doesn’t last.
He’s drawn the eye of the wrong group—a clan of vampires. Antoine wakes into darkness, changed. Shattered. His dream of becoming a renowned sculptor is destroyed.
One question remains—how will he ever survive an eternity of darkness alone?
DARK VELVETChateau Seductions 1
Grad student Savannah Evans is thrilled to be accepted as a resident to a prestigious art colony. Where else would she be able to focus on her craft of writing poetry in a setting like that of the medieval-styled castle? The remote New England island is a respite from her hectic city life. When she meets her benefactor, a mysterious French sculptor, her expectations for carefree days writing near the ocean are distracted by unprofessional fantasies about her sponsor.
Antoine Chevalier built Les Beaux Arts on DeRoche Island to bring purpose back to an existence that has lost meaning. He’s wandered the earth for decades and finds solace in returning to art. When Savannah applies for a residency, something about her words touches him. After her arrival, a physical attraction grows between them, which he struggles against. She deserves more than someone of his kind.
Antoine proposes they become lovers during her stay. But the situation turns complicated when Savannah discovers his secret. She had suspicions about his identity, but finds the truth overwhelming. Consumed by her desire for Antoine and faced with a tough decision, she is blind to the danger that has arrived at DeRoche Island.
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“…insanely hot chemistry between the female protagonist Savannah & vampire Antoine. Their intensity starts off right away and you’re not a chapter in before it takes off like a rocket.” ~ Paranormal Romance Junkies
DARK MUSEChateau Seductions 2
It takes time before Gina Meiro warms up to people and her shyness is often misunderstood. She hasn’t had to worry about meeting new people at a remote art colony until a new resident arrives—a rock guitarist more suited for a billboard. Her carefree days of painting at the medieval-styled castle on a remote New England island are shattered when she stumbles right into his welcome gathering.
After a falling out with his band, Dante Riani wants nothing more at Les Beaux Arts on DeRoche Island than solitude to work on new songs. When a shy young painter asks to paint him at sunset, he’s tempted by the opportunity to be alone with her.
Someone at the colony claims to know what Dante is and asks for his help. Dante fears his plans are coming undone, especially as he grows more drawn to Gina. Her scent and vulnerability are too difficult to resist. But he must stay away from her—she would never understand his secret.
“I really enjoyed the dynamic between Gina and Dante. This story has the perfect amount of witty banter, sex, and romance.” – 5* from Books and Beyond Fifty Shades
“A wonderful continuation of the Chateau Seduction Series…I love the new (to me) aspect of the paranormal.” – Long and Short Reviews
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017
My latest WIP is about werewolves. I don't usually write paranormal romances, but when I have dreams that dictate entire story arcs, I have to submit to my muse's dictates. Based on a dream years ago, I did a different, kind of scientific "take" on vampires. In my 2-book series, Prophecy of the Undead, and Mayan Prophecy Fulfilled, I had the heroine from the first book,
Keisha, a neurobiology researcher, discover once she'd been "turned" that there are spores in the blood of vampires. These spores can withstand the cold of space, so presumably they float around in space, landing on random planets. If there are no beings with iron-based blood, they die. If there are beings with iron-based blood, then they can infect them and produce a new life form whose entire body will be reformed to suit what the spores need. Organs needed for digestion of food, for example, will atrophy, and only what is needed to process the blood they crave for survival, will be kept. But along with this way of being comes abilities like being able to fly, which I describe in a humorous scene in the first book, when Keisha is being taught to fly by the vampire who adores her, as well as by 2 other, much older vampires, who tease her about her clumsy first attempts.
In my werewolf book, my heroine will not be turned into a werewolf because that's not possible. I imagine it to be a genetic event, that causes a person to be born with a wolf sharing his or her body. The wolf keeps quiet until puberty, then can make itself apparent at any time. For this reason, there are special high schools that teenagers can be sent to, so that if it occurs, they are in a safe environment where others like them will teach them how to control their wolves, and how to change safely. There is no way to tell ahead of time if your child is "gifted" with a wolf. Two weres can have children who show no signs of being able to shift. Or two normal people can have children who discover, to their horror, that they have another voice living in their heads, and they regularly will have overpowering urges to undergo a very painful change, that will break and recreate their skeletal structure, as well as move their inner organs around. I don't even have a title yet, but since this was a dream once again, as the vampire books were, I'm really enjoying having the story flow out of me. I'll probably write for a few hours on Monday the 14th, and try for some time on Tuesday. Then Wednesday starts school and the voices will have to wait.
I've started collecting pictures of females who resemble my heroines, so I can have their image fixed in my head as I write. Do you do this? I've also been making notes about the surroundings, and about the familial relationships of the people who live on the huge compound that includes the school.
Can anyone suggest publishers who specialize in paranormal stories? Just wondering if there are any that I should be sure to submit to, when the book is finally done.
Find out more about my two vampire books, as well as my other romances, at my website, www.fionamcgier.com. Until next month, happy reading!
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Okay, I also had to get up at the butt crack of dawn to get there, but still. After lunch I lay down under the awning, listening to the lap of the water and the guys talking and took a short nap. It was one of those perfect days and I store away. So of course I had to write about it.
Monday, August 14, 2017
She slammed on her brakes so hard she nearly hit her head on the windshield, to keep from hitting Ty Taylor, as he stood boldly before her, with an unbuttoned shirt, snug fitting jeans, and a sexy smile. She took a deep quelling breath. God help her! Ty was the last person she wanted to run into now.
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Saturday, August 12, 2017
My Upcoming Releases
Dreams of a manor where submission and dominance once ruled draws Faith to hypnotherapist Colin Danes. Potently virile, he’s instantly recognizable as her most cherished master from a past life. Desire smolders in his eyes, proving he’s never forgotten her.
Their carnal dance continues in the present and leads to their past when she was known as Eve. Through hypnotherapy, Colin brings her back to the Victorian era, a hidden estate where she eagerly submits to whatever he and her other noble masters crave. The exquisite discipline of the strap. Being bid on and mounted each night. Displayed and used for the enjoyment of all.
Most will take her. One will try to imprison her. Only he will be her true master in that life and this.
Featuring Make Me Breathless by Tina Donahue - contemporary menage
Friday, August 11, 2017
Ordinary People; Extraordinary Lives chronicles the struggles of Harold Whittington and his brother, Otto, from birth through the Great Depression and on to WW II. Otto joined the Army and subsequently endured the surrender of Bataan and the Bataan Death March. During Otto’s 3.5 years as a Japanese POW, he was a slave conscript for building roads in the Philippines. Few POWs survived that duty. Later, after a harrowing trip from the Philippines to Japan on a “Death Ship”, Otto was a slave in the Japanese steel mills. Somehow Otto survived two near beheadings, beriberi, malnutrition, malaria, and torture—and twice the steel mills where he labored were targeted for nuclear destruction. Otto could hear the B-29 circling overhead; only the weather spared him. While Otto struggled through severe torture and sickness, Harold joined the Navy and searched for Otto throughout the Pacific theater whenever his supply ship put into port. After the second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, Otto escaped the POW camp and made his way to a small POW collection point outside Manila. His exit from Japan was also remarkable because the aircraft to which he was assigned was preceded by another that exploded just off the end of the runway. He watched the bodies fall but took it in stride; death was a daily occurrence for all POWs. Harold subsequently located his brother in Manila, although, after years of torture, Otto did not recognize him. Harold and Otto returned to the USA after the war. Otto became an attorney and Harold became a professor of sociology at Temple Junior College. The incredible lives of these men, fraught with daunting labor, terror, and pain, serves as a poignant example of why they and others like them, are called “The Greatest Generation.”
Thank you for reading,
James L. Hatch
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Jennifer Kacey is a writer, mother, and business owner living with her miniman in Texas. She sings in the shower, plays piano in her dreams, and has to have a different color of nail polish every week. The best advice she’s ever been given? Find the real you and never settle for anything less.