A Very Alpha Christmas – New Bonded By Blood Novella

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UPDATE: No Long Available For Sale

This was a promo post published in November 2015 to advertise the launch of our boxed set. As of January 2016, this boxed set was no longer available for purchase and all the authors published their novellas individually. Frostbitten Hearts, the novella I included in this boxed set, is no available for $1.99 BUT if you join my VIP Club, you’ll get it for free just for signing up. CLICK HERE to download your free copy at InstaFreebie and you will automatically be added to my VIP Club and get weekly freebies in your inbox. CLICK HERE if you’d like to read the benefits of joining the club.

Preorder A Very Alpha Christmas NOW for 99¢

Over 25 Paranormal Holiday Tales of Werewolves, Dragons, Shifters, Vampires, Fae, Witches, Billionaires, Magics, Ghosts, Demons and More! Preorder it now and lock in the 99¢ price. A Taming the Alpha Big Box Set of Spicy Paranormal Romance Tales featuring OVER 25 ALL NEW, NEVER RELEASED stories from New York Times, USA Today and Bestselling Authors

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RELEASE DATE: November 17, 2015

Collection Includes Brand New Stories by:

  • Heated Holiday © Copyright 2015 by Mandy M. Roth
  • Stirring Up Trouble © Copyright 2015 by Michelle M. Pillow
  • Baby It’s Cold Out Bear © Copyright 2015 by T. S. Joyce
  • Hunted © Copyright 2015 by Chloe Cole
  • Vampire Games © Copyright 2015 by V. M. Black
  • When Darkness Falls © Copyright 2015 by Terah Edun
  • Christmas Past, Christmas Presents © Copyright 2015 by Carina Wilder
  • Wrapped Up © Copyright 2015 by Cathryn Fox
  • An Impossible Gift © Copyright 2015 by Cristina Rayne
  • Thief of Souls © Copyright 2015 by Jaycee Clark
  • A Glint of Light © Copyright 2015 by JC Andrijeski
  • The Clockwork Dragon © Copyright 2015 by Tasha Black
  • Blitzen’s Fated Mate © Copyright 2015 by R. E. Butler
  • Star’s Fall © Copyright 2015 by Jaide Fox
  • In Good Spirits © Copyright 2015 by Michele Bardsley
  • Midnight Before Christmas © Copyright 2015 by Renee George
  • Winter Blues © Copyright 2015 by T.J. Michaels
  • Wish Upon a Werewolf © Copyright 2015 by Elsa Jade
  • A Christmas Caroline © Copyright 2015 by Allison Gatta
  • Frostbitten Hearts © Copyright 2015 by Arial Burnz
  • The Lady And The Dragon’s Holiday © Copyright 2015 by Mandy Rosko
  • Not a Gentleman’s Christmas © Copyright 2015 by Candice Gilmer
  • Claimed by the Dragon King © Copyright 2015 by Dawn Michelle
  • The BBW and the Beast © Copyright 2015 by Sylvia Frost
  • Reindeers, Elves, and Cookies…Oh My! © Copyright 2015 by Lissa Matthews
  • Santa Shifter in Manhattan © Copyright 2015 by Lexy Cole

I am SUPER excited to be a part of this holiday collection of paranormal romance stories. OMG get ready to bundle up into your jammies, sit by a warm fire with cup of egg nog or hot chocolate and grab your eReader for a COZY session of holiday tales and tails! You will NOT be disappointed at this…yet another…installment of the Taming the Alpha anthology series!

Frostbitten Hearts – A Bonded By Blood Novella

For those of you who have been waiting for the next BBB story, this is a little tie-me-over until my new release (to be announced VERY soon), Book 5 in the Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles. Here’s the blurb for the novella included in this boxed set:

Frostbitten-Hearts-bundle-coverHer ability to wield fire didn’t give Aideen the power to make Jack stay…

Jack was Aideen’s very breath. As a cusper Elemental, he was the air that fed her fire and the waters that cooled her soul. Born and bred in captivity by vampires for their magic, they sought shelter and love in each other’s arms. But when Jack’s family escapes the “nursery”, Aideen is ripped from her young lover’s arms. Her family refuses to risk the wrath of their captors, and she is forced to stay behind. Though Jack vows to return and free her, his promise is not easily kept. He and his grove liberate several nurseries in retaliation and, still, she cannot be found.

Ten years later, Aideen unexpectedly stumbles into the grove’s compound and back into Jack’s arms with news they have a child…and she is the bait for a trap. Time is of the essence. If they don’t return by sunset, their son will fall victim to the vampires.

Jack must return to the prison he risked his life to escape, but he will do anything to save his son and he is not about to lose the only woman who has possessed his soul and can melt his frozen heart.

Author Notes

This story takes place about 25 years after the end of Midnight Eclipse, Book 4 of my BBB series. For those of you who read Book 4 – remember little baby Jack, the Cusper Elemental? Well, this is Jack’s story and he’s all grown up now (Yup! That’s him on the cover! RAWR!) and he’s learned to use his air and water abilities to wield ICE! I’m really excited about this tale of witches and vampires and fiery love that will melt Jack’s heart!

So preorder your copy now while it’s at the low price of 99¢! AND PLEASE SHARE!! Use those share buttons below or do a search for #AlphaXmas on Twitter and Facebook and just RETWEET and SHARE the hell out of our posts! THANK YOU!!!!

Mwah!

Arial 😉

Romance DOES Exist!

Midnight Captive - Audiobook - Vampire RomanceTrue Romance is REAL!

“Your books have changed my life!”

What author WOULDN’T want to hear that? It was the most amazing moment of my life as a writer when a local reader named Violet said those very words. I felt I’d finally accomplished a goal I set out to do with my novels. When I started writing, though, I wasn’t sure I could do it. I mean, heck…how do you change someone’s life with vampire romance? Kind of a round-about goal, right? A cure for cancer would be more direct. Maybe feeding the homeless? But I was better at writing than those other things, so I stuck with writing.

Though “changing someone’s life” was the goal I set to accomplish through my stories, the more specific method to do this…at least with my Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles…was to show people the face of true love. Show them the characteristics of a healthy and supportive relationship. Show them genuine love in action! But with vampires?? Just go with me on this one. 😉

At the heart of all stories are the relationships between the characters. I happen to LOVE vampires, so I chose them as my vehicle, but the relationships between my main characters was the focal point. I’m speaking of Broderick and Davina, and more personally for my reader Violet who was touched by James and Cailin in Midnight Captive.

Just to give you a little backstory…

Midnight Captive - Book 2 - Vampire RomanceJames and Cailin were betrothed very young, their parents business partners. But it wasn’t forced on them. At the age of 17, James asks for the union. Cailin was only 12 at the time and the intention was to wed when she grew to womanhood. But James knew deep inside it was their friendship, respect and compatibility with each other that would make them an ideal match. Love is more than just the butterflies in our bellies. Marriage is a partnership that should be open and, more than anything, you should be able to completely be yourself around your partner. No judgment. So many people in the world don’t have this…but I did and still do, so I wanted to share this.

James and Cailin have some communications problems throughout the book and most of them revolve around what she thinks James wants in a wife. So, instead of just being herself – a dagger-toting hellion who wants to fight vampires and protect her family – she tries to be the dutiful wife who’s mastered the task of embroidery and running a household because she thinks that’s what James wants. Nothing could be further from the truth! Through their adventures, James and Cailin learn it’s okay to be who you are with no excuses. That’s exactly what I have with my husband. We can COMPLETELY be ourselves with each other. It’s liberating!

It’s Not Them…It’s YOU!

So, back to Violet. My husband and I walked into the local restaurant where Violet works and she said with wide eyes, “Oh, m’ija!* I have to to talk to you!” She glanced at my husband, standing beside me. “But not with him around.”

“I’ll just be over here,” my thoroughly accommodating and amused husband said, and he picked out a table for us.

After I gave Violet our food order, she pulled me aside. I said,”They’re too hot, aren’t they? My books are too hot.”

She fanned herself. “Eiye, caliente, but I love that. No, I wanted to tell you…your books have changed my life!”

Cailin MacDougal - Midnight Captive - Vampire RomanceCertainly, I was taken aback. “What? How? What do you mean?”

“The relationship between James and Cailin is just so loving.” She sighed dreamily. “All this time I was in these relationships with men, I always thought there was something wrong with me. But James and Cailin made me realize I was just with the wrong person.”

Of course I was in tears and we hugged.

“For the first time in twelve years,” she continued, “I started dressing up again, feeling better about myself. I started dating. And you know what?” She grinned. “I met someone and he’s a really nice guy.”

We hugged again and I told her how happy I was for her and was honored by her compliment. I don’t know about you, but I’m tearing up right now as I write this, and as I always do when I tell this story. 

Honor and privileges aside, what I want you to notice is what Violet did and what changed. SHE did the changing. SHE shifted her perspective from judging herself to being open to the idea that she just needed to find the person who was more suited to HER. Violet told me she felt free to be Violet and didn’t have to make any excuses. She was also free to look for a guy who was more suited to who she was, what she liked and how she wanted to spend her time.

James Knightly - Midnight Captive - Vampire RomanceMy sister Linda told me once,

“You have to stop pretending to be the person you think other people want you to be and just be yourself. Trying to be someone else is like putting on a mask. The people who REALLY love the person you REALLY are will miss you…because you’re hiding behind that mask.”

It was a profound moment in my life that helped me make the same shift in perspective Violet did. The more I act like myself, the more I attract the people who like the real me. Only then was I open to seeing who was the right guy for me…and that’s when I met my husband and romance novel hero.

Part of finding your true mate is also learning more about yourself. What do you like to do? Who are you as a person? The more you know about who you are, the more you realize the type of person you want to have in your life. It frees you up to easily let go of those people who don’t match your ideals or have the same interests. Why would you want to hang around people who criticize who you are, what you do and what you like? Wouldn’t it be more fun to hang around people who enjoy the same things? And above all, your life-partner should be your best friend.

If such a notion scares you into thinking you’ll be spending your life alone, then perhaps the truth is you don’t like who you are. Look…no matter where you go, there YOU are. You can’t get rid of you, so you might as well learn to love YOU. If there are things about your personality you don’t like, strive to change them. Strive to love YOU, though, and change for YOU…not for someone else. And when you do, when you can feel comfortable in your own skin, then you can relax and be yourself…and be okay with being yourself. Once you do that, you’ll attract the right person.

I hope this was helpful! Have YOU found your true love? Does any of this ring true with you? I’d love to hear if you have a story to share!

That’s my two pence…

Arial 😉

*informal Spanish for “friend” or “mate”

#POLL – Passionate Bites Needs a Cover

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I’m very proud to say I am participating in ANOTHER boxed set this year! We’re calling it Passionate Bites: Hot Tales of Vampire Romance. Midnight Captive will be featured in this set along with some amazing authors you do not want to miss!! As you can see from the boxed set image, I’m honored to be among these amazing authors (in alphabetical order), with whom I’m fast becoming friends…

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Vampire Charity Blog Hop – In Vein

Vampires for Charity!

My guest today is Jodie Pierce, the Vampire Queen, and she’s heading a very special cause. I’ll let her tell us about it. But first…

Giveaway!

Jodie is giving away one set of e-bookmarks and I’m throwing in a $5 Amazon gift card. Be sure to use the Rafflecopter Entry below to participate and please spread the word for this great cause! Comments are encouraged!!

Here’s Jodie!

In Vein - Vampire Anthology for CharityThanks for having me here today! “In Vein” is a vampire charity anthology book where 100% of the proceeds will go to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital!

With over 18 Authors, you’re bound to find a few vampire stories you’ll love. From devious vampires, to vampire moms, a child vampire, teenage vampires, King and Queen vampires, a vampires’ slave girl, a vampire mob, a Red-necked vampire, driving vampires, an Eastern European angel of pain, a vampire poem, a dug up coffin, a Dental Hygienist, a sad vampire tale and a vampire that helps a young cancer boy. Like I said, something for everyone! Did I mention it’s all for charity? The kids, people…the kids!

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The participating Authors are (in alphabetical order):

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And there you have it! Thank you, Jodie, for coming here today! The drawing ends October 31st and winners for this blog will be announced by e-mail within 48-hours after the closing. Be sure to leave your e-mail address in the Rafflecopter (for privacy) and there are a few other options to increase your chances of winning, so I encourage you to take advantage of those. Don’t forget to comment below to answer this question:

What are you doing for Halloween this year?

Expound, explore and explain! We’d love to hear if you and/or your kids are dressing up? Are you going to a party? What costume will you be wearing? How do you feel about Halloween as a holiday?

Thanks for supporting this wonderful cause! Be sure to share and spread the news!

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August Alfresco #BlogHop – #Win a #Kindle and #Erotica

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Welcome to Smut Alfresco!

A special thank you to Victoria Blisse for organizing this wonderful event! If you haven’t read any of her super excellent erotica, you are missing out! Be sure to visit her site and be prepared to get hot under the collar…or a few other places.

Comment on this post to be in to win one of these FABULOUS prizes:

And be sure to check out all the August Alfresco posts at http://smutalfresco.co.uk and comment on each one to have more chances to win.

All terms and conditions are available at smutalfresco.co.uk and the winners will be announced on the 1st September at the website. Good luck!!

Alfresco

sex-outdoors01What does ‘alfresco’ mean? As defined by www.Dictionary.com: out-of-doors; in the open air: to dine alfresco.

I’m happy to take a virtual trip over to the UK and join all these wonderfully sexy British ladies on a romp through some sexual encounters in the great outdoors!! That’s right! We’re all having sex in the open air! (Well…our characters are having sex outside…we’re just watching!)

This post will give you a sneak peak into my latest short story titled Hot Rod Haunting (F/F/M), the second installment of my Les Petites Morts Series. This is a slightly steam encounter between two best-friend females. My main character, Kami Jacobs has just shared with her best friend Mona Rand that she’s bi-sexual…and they’re in a graveyard…very outdoors…and they might have a spectral visitor who wants to join in.

WARNING: Female/Female/Male Action Incumming!

Hot Rod Haunting - Book 2 in the Les Petites Morts (erotica menage)The following excerpt contains graphic language and sexually explicit actions. ONLY INTENDED FOR READERS 18 YEARS AND OLDER.

With a thunk, the back hatch popped open. I yanked out the case of beer and hauled it to the front of the car. Mona stood before Kenny, who let his sexy, hooded eyes roam over her body. “Pleasure to meet you.”

“I sure hope so,” Mona said, matching his throaty voice. I knew she’d like him. We always went for the same guys.

I handed each of them a beer.

Kenny’s dark gaze observed us twist off the caps before following suit, then he tipped his head back and downed nearly half the bottle, like a true Chicagoan. “Nice and cold.”

“Only proper way to have a beer,” Mona confirmed before she chugged hers down completely.

“You weren’t lyin’.” He grinned. “She’s cute.”

I cocked an eyebrow.

“Who, moi?” Mona glanced from Kenny to me and back again, before she bit her bottom lip. “Is this what I think it is?”

I shrugged. “Kenny knows I’m bi and I know you’ve always fantasized about a threesome.” I handed her another beer from the box. “I hope you don’t mind it’s with me instead of another guy.”

“Fuckin’ ay,” she breathed. Mona twisted off the cap and raised the mouth of the bottle to her grinning lips.

Kenny finished his beer in a single gulp and set the bottle on his trunk. “That’s what I wanted to hear.” He tugged Mona by the hand as he sauntered toward me. Reaching over his head, he grabbed his t-shirt and yanked it off, revealing his god-like body of sculpted muscles. Mona cooed and smoothed her hand over his washboard stomach and bulging pecs.

Kenny was cocky and confident and it made me wet. With hooded eyes and a mouth like a Greek statue, he oozed sexuality. I’d scored with this one.

Mona still held her beer in one hand while her tongue flicked Kenny’s nipple. She bit and kissed a wet path across his chest and he moaned, cradling the back of her head in his large hand.

Grabbing her hand holding the beer, he brought the opening of the bottle to her mouth, dragging it around like a teasing cock. “Swallow it, darlin’.” He raised an enticing eyebrow and licked his full lips.

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Mona sighed and wrapped her mouth around the bottle as if she was giving head. Kenny groaned. Tipping the bottle ass-end up, she finished the beer and he relieved it from her grasp, strolling over and setting it aside on the hood of his car. Reaching for the buttons on my blouse, she tugged me closer and breathed against my mouth, “You have me so horny after what you did to me in the graveyard.”

“That makes two of us.” Kenny grabbed the bulge in his pants and rubbed his erection through his jeans as he watched from a distance.

Mona stripped off my shirt and freed my breasts. My nipples puckered under her touch and she swiveled her head so Kenny had a good view of her licking me. “You like to watch, Hot Rod?” she asked between lapping. “Mmmm, I like the sound of that.” Mona lifted her tank top and bra over her head, then rubbed her tits against mine.

Kenny and I moaned in unison and I grinned. “Why don’t you bring that hot rod over here?”

He hissed and unbuckled his jeans, dropped his fly and reached into his pants. The head of his cock bobbed in his fist as he stroked his shaft and strutted toward us.

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I do hope you enjoyed the excerpt! Be sure to catch Hot Rod Haunting at the following online retailers:

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If you’re new to my website and haven’t tried my paranormal erotic romance series, you’re in for a treat!! Be prepared for a romp through history with HOT Scottish Vampires. Click the titles below to explore the excerpts of each story:

 

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So leave a comment and get entered for a chance to win the prizes mentioned above. I’m available if anyone has any questions. But I most certain have one for you!

Have you ever had sex alfresco?

Don’t worry…I won’t ask you to bare all and leave you hanging in the breeze. During my younger years, I admittedly was a bit of a ho. I was in the United States Air Force and partying like an animal with a bunch of Combat Control Team members – they’re the elite force of the USAF, kinda like the US Navy Seals – and one of the guys and I went to the beach for our little alfresco liaison. I was drunk and horny and we banged away on the sand. I won’t get into to details, but I woke up the next morning on the beach, sand stuck to my face and squinting from the bright light thinking, “How the hell did I get out here?” Yep! Those were the good ol’ days, huh? *groan*

And you??? Do tell!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to LIKE, SHARE and COMMENT for your chance to win! I look forward to your comments!

That’s my two pence…

Arial 😉

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Scorcher Blog Tour: Why Vampires Are Sexy – Part 1

This is Week 1 and I’m honored to be the kick-off to our HOT and SEXY Scorcher Blog Tour! We have a great line-up for the next six weeks of HOT romance topics. And to make it a little more interesting…instead of reading the same blog post on six different blogs, we’re splitting the post up, so you’ll start at one blog and stop off at the other locations on the tour to read each part.

My novel MIDNIGHT CONQUEST is a vampire romance set in the early 1500s of Scotland, and is the first in a six-book series called BONDED BY BLOOD. As such, I thought it would be appropriate to explore the topic: Why Vampires Are Sexy.

Personally, there’s nothing hotter than a hungry alpha male wanting to devour me! Imagine that raw sexuality, mixed with danger, a pair of muscular arms wrapped around you, and sexual hunger that goes deeper than just a physical attraction. *drool* My vampire tales are not for teens! I’m fond of saying, “My vampires don’t sparkle…they EAT people…in more ways than one!” *eyebrow wiggle* Continue reading