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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Fun New Stuff, and Grab it Now or Forever Hold Your Peace




After much debate, mostly with myself, I finally decided to start a new chat group for my books. The reason it took me so long is that as you know, there are SO many groups on Facebook already! The reason I decided to add yet another one of my very own is that I often want to chat with you and get your opinion on different things related to my books like cover designs, blurbs, excerpts, character names, character traits, cover models, and a number of other things, including just hanging out and having fun. Since I don't want to bombard your inbox with yet another newsletter or PM you, a group turned out to be the most logical hangout.




Now, we started a housewarming party yesterday evening with lots of prizes including over 24 e-books and some cool surprise goodies from me, and it's not too late for you to get in on it if you join us before the weekend is over. Just like a LIVE housewarming party, it's an open-house and you can come whenever, take a tour, hang out and chat, answer questions, but yeah, in this one, there are prizes to be won. In addition, I have random giveaways for Den members when ever it strikes my fancy, even when there's not a specific party going on, and I'd love to see you there :-)



So yeah, I have to admit it's not quite this urgent, but just in case you're planning to get a copy of "At All Costs," it will be gone for  good after the 29th, never to be seen again in its present form. My individual story in the anthology, co-authored with my fabulous friend, Muffy Wilson, will be rewritten, lengthened, and sold as a single once the set is no longer available, but there won't be another opportunity to get all of the stories in one set again. Grab your copy now so you won't miss the deadline. It's a nice, diverse set with angels, psychics, and shifters, including dragons, and it's gotten some really good reviews. Here's the link, and don't forget to come hang out with us on Facebook! 




Friday, February 23, 2018

Tell A fairy Day

Hi everyone,

Three days from now, February 26, iNational Tell a Fairy Tale DayAn HEA ( happily ever after)  kind of day to honor fairy tales. I have a fantasy romance series called Dancing Vampires which are six tales of seven fey sisters of the baobhan sith. So it's a perfect way to celebrate National Tell A Fairy Day. And the first in the series is free and for a limited time the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th books are only 99¢ each. 

Who or what are the baobhan sith, (bah vawn shee) you ask? They are vampiric fey who roam the Scottish highlands. All of them are women, no men. They are voluptuous and enticing beauties always garbed in green dresses. Also, they have talons, no fangs. Like other vampires, they drink human blood and they fry in the sunlight. In some tales their feet are like the hooves of goats. Many call them dancing vampires as they look for young men coming from the pub at night. The baobhan sith dance with them until the men are exhausted then they transform their nails to talons. The dancing grows rough as the baobhan sith rake their nails across their dance partner’s back. They claw at the men’s skin, draining their blood so they can drink it. 

The most well known folk tale of the baobhan sith is of four young men, travelers, in the highlands, who stop for the night in a highland glade and build a fire. As they sit around the campfire they all wish they had a beautiful woman with them. Four gorgeous women, who just happen to be near the glade, join them. The men are thrilled when the women dance with them. Then the dancing grows harsh as the women tear at the men with long, claw like nails. One man runs out of the camp and hides between two horses. The baobhan sith circle him, but don’t come close enough to grab him. When dawn breaks they vanish. The man finds his friends bloodied corpses. The survivor escaped because the iron in the horses shoes kept the baobhan sith away. Just as silver harms vampires, iron, especially steel, is used as a charm, as protection against fey. As you know, horse shoes are considered lucky and they certainly were for the long ago traveler of this Scottish folk tale. 
For a modern take on the baobhan sith, visit them in my Dancing Vampire series. 


Seven vampiric temptresses dance with seven handsome highlanders. Then they turn on the men. 

Ian captures Sorcha, giving his brothers a chance to escape. With the vampiric fey woman still in his grasp, Ian is saved by the rising sun. Sorcha's sisters vanish with the light of dawn leaving her trapped in the mortal realm. Ian is bewitched by the wild delights she offers and Sorcha can't resist the urges he stirs in her. But her wicked sisters and his highland brothers only want to attack and kill each other. Will Sorcha and Ian's sizzling passion prove strong enough to overcome the differences between human and fey?
Murdina a vampiric fey is hunting for a man, but this time she wants love not blood. She spots Cameron just as a strong wind lifts his kilt, she takes a good look and decides he’s the one. 
Cameron meets a mysterious beauty, who dances the Highland fling for him, and his blood boils for her. Soon Murdina and Cameron are doing more than dancing. But their time together is limited. Murdina’s fey sisters are crossing the portal to steal her back and probably kill him. Is their love strong enough to overcome the threat posed to Murdina’s heart and to Cameron’s life?
Calin has fantasized about the vampiric fey, Ever, since they danced a year ago. When they meet again he waste no time in claiming and capturing her. Once the sun rises, Ever can’t leave the earthly realm and is bound by fey lore to Calin. Though he has saved her from the sun, things get pretty hot in his arms. But she made a vow to her sisters to not leave them for a mortal man. She fights her feelings for Calin and seeks help from goddess Morrigan.

The goddess wants the tall, muscular mortal for herself. So she frees Ever to return underhill. It isn’t until Ever’s back with her sisters that she realizes her heart is still held captive by Calin. When Calin spurns Morrigan’s attentions, the goddess’s lust turns to vengeance. With the odds against him, will Calin escape the goddess’ clutches, get Ever back from underhill and figure out a way to be with the woman he loves.
From different worlds, fey and human, Charlak and Angus fight for their forbidden love.
Angus, a sexy highlander, is consumed with dreams of Charlak, a fiery vampiric fey. Their dancing steps came to a halt a year ago when they almost killed each other. Angus comes upon the alluring woman again and, despite the danger, he has to have one waltz with her. Angus holds Charlak in a passionate embrace as they dance across a field of heather. An insatiable hunger rises in her and it isn’t for his blood.
 From different worlds, fey and human, her sisters and his brothers threaten at every turn to keep them apart. Charlak and Angus fight for their future and their forbidden love.
Dancing Vampires with talons drawn face the Valkyrie with swords unsheathed… Mordak’s love has become a battlefield. 

Tor never expected to run into three voluptuous redheads, much less three gorgeous blondes, who literally drop from the sky. It’s the redhead, Mordak, who catches his eye. The moment Mordak spots Tor, she wants more from him than his blood. She burns for his touch, but before she can enchant Tor, three Valkyrie land in front of him. Mordak is not about to let the Norse blondes fly off with her man.

When Mordak fights the Valkyrie and saves his life, Tor knows she’s the woman for him. But Mordak lives in the fey realm where he can’t go and she promised her sisters she’d never fall in love with a human. Can Tor escape the Valkyrie who want to slay him and win Mordak’s love even though he’s only human?
The last of the dancing vampire sisters, shimmy and strut their way into belly dancing at a Scottish Steampunk Con.
  It’s all sizzle and steam when they get together with a sexy rock guitarist and a hot looking god at the con. Afric swore she’d never love a human but Kade’s got her tied up in Celtic knots with the exotic pleasures of his shibari rope.

And for this month the first book —Dance of the Vampires is free, and Vampire Highland Fling, A Bonnie Vampire Dancer, and Vampire Waltz or only 99¢ each.  


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

New Release From One of My Favorite Authors!



This month I wanted to share my friend and fellow Blushing author Brandi Evans' latest release. I met Brandi years ago when I was a budding author, and over this summer she was able to salvage my hot mess of website and turn it into something logical and user friendly. Which took some ninja skills. 
I ❤❤ her latest series! I admit, I don't read much BDSM but I'm able to connect with Brandi's characters. I'm a fan of her heroines because she gives them attitude, and I love a gal who speaks her mind. But Brandi makes them flawed and vulnerable in just the right way to make me root for a hero that can save them from their inner demons. I've posted the blurb below and links below. Check it out if you like steamy BDSM. 😉
Raven: 
I’ve spent my life depending on one person: myself. I’ve learned the hard way that other people will only let me down. I’ve worked for everything I have, but thanks to my drug-addicted mother, I’m about to lose the one thing I’ve craved for years. Needing to make some extra cash, I ask my boss at Restrained Fantasies, a Dallas BDSM club, for some extra shifts. Much to my chagrin, Master Carter Burkes is with him, and he leaps to my rescue, bound and determined to save me  only I’m not the kind of girl who needs to be saved. 
Carter: 
I can’t sit by while Raven, a recurring figure in my fantasies, is in trouble. My job as a detective keeps me busy, but I’m not looking for a relationship, just a sub to assist with a class I’m teaching: Reading Your Submissive. Raven always claimed she wasn’t a member of the lifestyle, so imagine my surprise when I discover a budding submissive inside her. She gets under my skin in ways I can’t fight, but emotions are dangerous. I learned that the hard way. Is getting close to her a mistake? Will I destroy her life like I destroyed the life of the only woman I’ve ever loved? 

This is book two in the Restrained Fantasies series but can be read as a standalone. 

Publisher’s Note: This romance contains elements of danger, suspense, mystery, power exchange, sensual scenes and adult language. If any of these offend you, please do not purchase. 
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Author Bio
Brandi Evans was raised by a caravan of traveling Gypsies. She spent her days learning the ways of her people and her nights lost in legends as old as time. Okay, not really, but that's way more interesting than the truth!

In reality, Brandi grew up the oldest child of an ordinary family. Grade school, middle school, high school. Nothing extraordinary happened until she left the nest. She joined the military, went to college, got married, and became a mom. And somewhere along the way, she discovered she liked to read--and write!--stories hot enough to melt eReaders.