Friday, December 21, 2012

Release Day: Demon Bound by Karli Rush

This is Book 3 of the Crescent Bound Trilogy. It is an 18+ book. It continues the story of Alyssa and Marc as they battle dark forces and become entangled with a demon. There is action, love, suspense, sexy romance and much more!

Here's a sneak peek at the story:

"My world just turned into a reality of my vision I recently foresaw. I now hang in the balance of agony in a pit of darkness. I am completely suspended in mid-air, restrained by some unknown force, and clinging to the emptiness that swallowed me into a continuum. Drained of all my powers, I can only abide my time and await my return...."


Purchase Demon Bound at Amazon US!

About the Author:

Karli has always blazed her own trail, whether popular or not. She has three wonderful sons and is contently married to a supportive husband. Her passion outside of writing is photography and all things natural. She is an Autism advocate and enjoys hiking, bike riding and family.

Karli was born deep in Cherokee Nation Indian Territory where she grew up loving everything paranormal and has even, first hand, witnessed a womanly spirit. The sighting, as it is referred to, occurred in Eureka Springs, Arkansas at one of the top ten most haunted hotels, The Crescent Hotel. This experience captured Karli in ways that have expanded her beliefs about the possibilities of other realms.

As a teen, Karli was an avid reader. She sought out solitude for her passion in nearby Indian Graveyards. Although writing was something that has pulled at her most of her life, it wasn't until a recent visit to a Shaman, who saw her spirit's need for creativity, that she truly began down the path.

The Crescent Bound series is her first work which will consist of five books in all. She is simply thrilled to be able to share all the adventures of Alyssa Worthington with you.

Karli's ideal world would be one of open-minded kindness from everyone.


Want to connect with Karli? Then check out her blog or visit her Facebook page!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Release Day: Under His Command by Kristine Cayne

A firefighter desperate to save his failing marriage earns the trust—and the sexual submission—of his controlling wife in the most pleasurable of ways.

After an explosive one-night stand results in pregnancy, Jamie Caldwell is thrilled to marry the perfect foil to his Dom side. But when his submissive wife starts cringing every time he gives a command, Jamie shackles his dark desires. A bout of rough, frenzied reunion sex makes him wonder if now he should free the Dom he’s kept in chains and teach Erica the joys of submission and sexual surrender.

Erica Caldwell secretly loved every sinful thing Jamie did to her on their first night together. However, terrified she’ll become a codependent doormat like her mother, she repeatedly rejects Jamie’s dominance, despite craving the kind of release only he can give her—the release that comes from yielding to Jamie’s every demand.

Hoping that the trust required by BDSM will help them rebuild their faith in each other, Jamie and Erica embark on a journey of sexual exploration. But is it too late to repair their crumbling marriage?


Here's a short excerpt:

Something soft and cool slid over her eyes. “What’s this?” she asked, reaching for it.

“Shh… It’s just a blindfold. To heighten your senses.”

Like she needed her senses heightened? He’d already taken her places she’d never been. “I’m not sure about—”

His hand smacking her butt cheek completely derailed her train of thought. “Did you just slap me?”

“That was a spank. Now turn around.” He tied the scarf over her eyes, plunging her into darkness.

She really should resist, tell him to stop. Something. But she didn’t. “Okay. Why should I let you spank me?” she asked. So far this night had been like nothing she’d expected. Jamie was skilled and unpredictable. And she was genuinely curious.

“Because you love it.” His fingers trailed down the crease between her cheeks and dipped into her. Her body convulsed, pushing against his hand to take more of him. What was it about fingers that felt so darned good?

Another smack, this one a little harder, had her trembling. “See how wet you are? How good it feels?” he said.

He was so right.


Where to buy Under His Command:


Award-winning author Kristine Cayne is fascinated by the mysteries of human psychology—twisted secrets, deep-seated beliefs, out-of-control desires. Add in high-stakes scenarios and real-world villains, and you have a story worth writing, and reading.

Kristine’s heroes and heroines are pitted against each other by their radically opposing life experiences. By overcoming their differences and finding common ground, they triumph over their enemies and find true happiness in each other’s arms.

Today she lives in the Pacific Northwest, thriving on the mix of cultures, languages, religions and ideologies. When she’s not writing, she’s people-watching, imagining entire life stories, and inventing all sorts of danger for the unsuspecting heroes and heroines who cross her path.

To learn more about Kristine and her stories, visit her at:

Saturday, December 15, 2012

On the 4th day of Christmas...

...yours truly completely forgot she was in the spotlight! 

Yeah, as unbelievable as that is, I forgot that the wonderful Tammy Schweiger-McLaughlin was spotlighting me on her blog, Ravenz Reviews, as part of the epic 12 Days of Christmas Author Spotlight. The reason is because we took in a new puppy today and I had to make a long trip to pick her up. It took a fair bit longer to get there and back than I thought, and I just now looked at the date and remembered I was in the spotlight today.

So if you would be so kind, please do me -- and Tammy -- a favor and visit Ravenz Reviews to read all about what I had to say during our interview, in which I talked about my published works, stories that are coming soon, and how I got into writing. You can also read blurbs on the books I've worked on/am working  on so you know what's coming up next!

By the way, Fire Born is actually finished! I completed it at a little over 77,000 words. Now all I'm waiting on is to hear from my alpha readers and a little extra cash to get component pictures for the cover, then it will be ready for sale!

Time to get back to Juliette and Race in From the Shadows...

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Best Laid Plans

My fellow writers should have something to say on this, though anyone who reads is welcome to comment... 

As you know by now, I started the first book of my new firefighter series, Firehouse 343, for NaNoWriMo last month (the book's title is Fire Born). Before NaNo got going, I actually did some pre-planning for the series: I did research (and saved it!) so I'd have quick access to details about firefighting equipment, vehicles, and procedures, and I even planned out my core characters and who their love interests would be. There are also tons of notes on basic plot elements for the first few books in the series.

I believe I've posted before how when I start a story, I only start with a basic idea of what's going to happen. I generally know who is going to be in the book and how they're going to meet, and I have in mind a few points of conflict, action, or other drama to befall the characters. The entire story is never laid out for me from the beginning -- my stories write themselves as I type, which means that anything I had in mind has the potential to change either a little or a lot. Or completely. 

This happened more than once in Fire Born. For instance, I didn't know who the villain was until I was more than halfway through the book -- I only knew that I wanted to make it something of a surprise. I knew there would be conflict but not precisely how it would be resolved, and I had no clue how I was going to end the story. I would probably never be able to write an outline like the big publishers want from their writers because I never know what all's going to happen until I write it. Maybe that seems a careless way to write to some of you, but for me that's simply how it works. Besides, I like to write this way because I am never bored by the surprises I come up with -- which might not happen if I planned out every single little detail.

The reason I'm writing this post is because, as I said before, I did some pre-planning that included who the core characters were going to be paired with in their own books. But as I was finishing up the last chapter or so, I started imagining one of the firefighters with another secondary character in this book, rather than who I had originally planned to pair him with.  And the funny thing is, the lady I am now going to pair him with wasn't supposed to appear in any other book -- at least, when I first created her, I had only imagined she would appear just this once. She was a plot device, nothing more, and yet as I wrote she evolved into something else. She started to take on a life of her own and I found myself wondering what would happen to her after this story was over. 

So yeah, my best-laid plan has already gone astray. I think it's going to be rather fun to see what happens when I get to book 3.

On the first day of Christmas...

...we have author Kay Glass. Head over to Ravenz Reviews to see what she has to say!

Ravenz Reviews

Monday, December 10, 2012

12 Days' Trailer!

Check out this wonderful video promoting the 12 Days of Christmas Author Spotlight!

Friday, December 7, 2012

The 12 Days of Christmas!

No, I don't mean the song. I'm talking about the twelve promotional spotlights the wonderful Tammy Schweiger-McLaughlin will be featuring on her blog, Ravenz Reviews. 

From December 12th through December 23rd, Tammy will spotlight an indie author she thinks you should get to know better! Each one will answer some questions about themselves and their work, the books they've written and the ones they've yet to write. Come join Tammy and all of the authors participating is this wonderful promotional event!

Visit one (or all!) of the following links to keep tabs on the 12 Days of Christmas event:
Ravenz Reviews
Belladonna's Book Corner
12 Days of Christmas Author Spotlight

Oh, and guess what? Yours truly will get her time in the spotlight on December 15th! 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Cover Reveal: "Sacrifice of Innocence" by Allison Cosgrove

A cult has been killing children for its rituals and only one cop knows who they are. Detective Stan Brookshire knows, but his past keeps people from believing in him. Can he rise above the stigma that shrouds his past and stop a cult from taking yet another innocent child from her mother’s arms before its too late?

Here's an excerpt:


The man in the corner listened in the darkness, the wind whistling through the crack in the window frame, billowing his hair around him. The child in the room with him was invisible in the darkness. Even the power of the sun, let alone the light from the full moon, could not dampen the gloom hidden behind the boarded windows. 

Hearing a sound, the man stiffened. It was the child; the sweet, young child.

"Very soon, my precious, very soon," Joseph whispered, his breath coming in short gasps. Excitement filled his belly; time was drawing closer for the boy.

Footsteps in the hallway caused the boy to whimper in fear, lighting the man's loins on fire. Desperately wanting the forbidden, to touch and play with the boy, he tried to force the urge back down. He wasn't allowed that pleasure, yet. The priests would come soon and the boy would have to be pure. The man's needs would have to wait. The boy would have to wait.

Dreaming of the day he would finally be able to have his way with the boy, the man fixed the delicious whimpers in his memory. The boy would no longer be able to cry and plea.

It was coming soon. So close now.

On the other side of the room, he heard the ominous creak of the door opening. Blinding light silhouetted a figure dressed in long robes.

He hurried over and retrieved his boy-child, his breath coming in gasps so ragged that he thought his lungs would cease to function.

A whimper was all that escaped the gag when the boy tried to scream. Cringing at the man's touch, he fought against the bonds, causing the man's groin to harden once more.

The man smiled. He tightened his grip upon the boy as he tried to wiggle free. The door stood open, waiting for him and the boy.

Suddenly, the door swung closed behind him, plunging the room into darkness once again.

Now for a little tidbit about author of this thrilling mystery:

Allison Cosgrove was born and raised in a suburb of Toronto, Ontario. A married mother of three daughters, she works in accounting by day and creates her own worlds by night. She enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters hiking in the woods or sitting by the fire reading a good book. She has had the love of reading and writing detective mysteries from the age of twelve but it has only been since the birth of her youngest that she has gotten serious about crafting some of her own works for others to enjoy. She credits her family and friends with being the driving force that has given her the strength to breathe life into her books.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

50K in 30 days!

Well folks, amidst distractions galore and days of just not feeling like it (let's be honest, we all have those days once in a while), I achieved the NaNoWriMo goal of writing 50,000 words of a novel in just 30 days. What's my total? 50,667. I honestly think I could have done a lot more, but so many things happened in November and there was just so much interfering with my writing, not the least of which is an unpredictable work schedule.

But I'm more than ten chapters into Fire Born, which makes me feel really good. I'm going to be adding more to it soon, and may try getting some more work done on From the Shadows as well. We'll just have to see where Lady le Muse leads me.