New Release from Karen McFarland – Blood, Sex, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Vampyr

I’m handing my blog over to Karen McFarland so she can tell you about her latest book release!

It’s finally here. Today is release day for Sex, Blood, Rock ‘N’ Roll, and Vampyr (Book 1 of The Bloodline Trilogy). The book is now available in digital and paperback.

About the Book:

West Side’s front man and lead singer, Quinn Forrester, and the band’s lead guitarist, Jeff West, were like brothers, so when Quinn mysteriously disappeared in 1989, Jeff suspected foul play. With no evidence to back up his suspicions, Jeff was not able to convince the authorities. The truth is, Quinn was turned into a vampire that night and lives in secret in the dark shadows of New Orleans.

Years later when Quinn and his daughter, Nadia, formed a night club act, Quinn stepped back into the local spotlight. Vampires don’t age as mortals do, so in an effort to explain that, Quinn reinvented himself as his son.

Twenty-five years after Quinn’s sudden unexplained departure from the band, the opening of an art gallery brings Jeff West to New Orleans. A beautiful artist, Quinn’s lookalike son, a vampire tour and a series of events send Jeff on the path to finally discovering the shocking truth about what happened to Quinn. 

Here’s a Look Inside the Book:

Randi and Quinn looked at each other recalling their earlier discussion about adding a little spice to their hunt.

“Did you hear that?” she asked.

“I did,” he said, wondering what was going on in his wife’s mind.

“What do you think? She’s obviously vampire friendly,” said Randi playing with her hair.

Quinn noticed her pretty face, long silky red hair, perfect breasts, and drop-dead body. He raised his brows and said, “She’s hot, babe. Honey, are you sure you want to do this? We don’t have to. It’s your call.”

The corners of her lips turned up. “Yes.”

He placed his hand over hers and said, “I love you. I don’t want you to do this because you think it’s what I want. I only want you to do it if it’s what you want. It doesn’t matter to me either way.”

She smiled and rested her other hand on his. “It is what I want. I want to experience this with you.”

He shook his head and smiled at her. “Then go for it.”

She winked at Quinn as she got up from the table and stepped behind the bar. Quinn got up and took a seat at the bar three stools down from the stunning redhead. The girl noticed him and looked his way flashing him a flirty smile. She was aware of his bedroom eyes grazing over her.

Randi eased her way over to her and said, “Hi, I’m Randi.”

The girl sipped her drink. Her smoky green eyes looked up, and she smiled. “Hello, Randi, I’m Riley.”

“Local or tourist?” asked Randi.

“Business. I’m an artist, and I’m here for the unveiling of a painting.” Riley glanced over at Quinn subtly licking her full glossed lips. She turned back to Randi and motioned to Quinn. “What a hottie.”

“Yes, he is,” said Randi with a smile. “That’s one of the many reasons I married him.”

Shit, thought Riley biting her lower lip. She shrugged her shoulders and attempted to laugh. “Oh, no. I’m sorry. Isn’t that always the way. The hot ones are always taken or gay.”

Randi laughed and said, “His name’s Quinn. He owns the place. Since you can’t have my man, how about another drink? It’s on the house.”

“Sure. Thanks, Randi.”

Randi made her a fresh vodka martini and set it in front of her.

Riley sipped and raised her glass with a smile. “This is great, Randi. You’re quite a mixologist.”

“Thank you.” Randi leaned in close to Riley and whispered, “Are you planning to scout the alley tonight for a vampire to feast on your blood?”

Riley looked at her wondering why she would ask such a question. Unaware Randi was using her preternatural power of hypnosis on her to get the truth; she said, “If I thought those rumors were true, I probably would.”

Her words were music to Randi’s ears. She reached out and touched Riley’s hand. Her bright blue eyes sparkled as she said, “You know they’re true, don’t you?”

Riley realized Randi’s body temperature was way below normal for a human, and her mind began to make a connection. She looked into her eyes and asked, “Is your husband as cold as you are?”

“Even colder,” said Randi moving in closer. “You know what warms us. If you’re interested in making a donation, I don’t mind sharing my hot husband, but it’s a one-time thing, and I have to be there. It’s our rules.”

 

Buy Links:

Amazon US

https://www.amazon.com/Blood-Rock-Roll-Vampyr-Bloodline-ebook/dp/B01MQPJ9TS/

Amazon UK

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Blood-Rock-Roll-Vampyr-Bloodline-ebook/dp/B01MQPJ9TS/

Amazon CA

https://www.amazon.ca/Blood-Rock-Roll-Vampyr-Bloodline-ebook/dp/B01MQPJ9TS/

Amazon AU

https://www.amazon.com.au/Blood-Rock-Roll-Vampyr-Bloodline-ebook/dp/B01MQPJ9TS/

 

Chicanery by Barbara Chioffi is out now!

It’s release day for Chicanery by Barbara Chioffi – Get your copy via Amazon 

This is a collection of eight twisted tales of the unexpected. The stories are completely different from anything you’ve read previously and I know you’re going to enjoy them.

Chicanery
https://www.amazon.com/Chicanery-Barbara-Chioffi-ebook/dp/B01LW31IFE

Here’s a sneak peek from one of the stories

Bees Knees

Larry visited Cora once a week on Saturdays, but never stayed long. Bored with his mother’s aging mentality, he would raid the refrigerator, doing what he had always done, helping himself. Cora, who no longer drove, relied on Larry to do the grocery shopping, and he took advantage of the opportunity to buy for himself and provide Cora with only what he thought she needed. It was a sad commentary. He had no idea what she liked, never having thought of anyone but himself. If she requested something, he would conveniently forget. After some time, she took what he brought her and said nothing.

He lived off the proceeds from the sale of her house, receiving a generous monthly allowance. Her lawyer was well acquainted with Larry and knew he thought himself entitled to whatever his mother had. Larry spent the money on whatever he wanted—a nice apartment and a new car. It was a blessing that he had no access to her sizeable bank account. At the end of every month, he would ask her for extra to tide him over.

Cora had limited conversations with her son during his weekly visits. He would talk as little as possible and exit with what he had pilfered. She sighed with relief each time he left. As a parting shot, he always slammed the door behind him. Smiling to herself, she would raid her hidden stash of goodies, bought by the pleasant neighbor in the next apartment.

Not long after Cora moved in, a woman her age had rented the other side of the duplex. Evelyn and Cora entered into a relaxed friendship with morning coffee followed by their favorite TV shows. They had a mutual agreement, she and Evelyn—secret goodies in exchange for tending the garden. If it was one thing Cora had retained, it was her green thumb. Evelyn had devoted a small room in her apartment to a variety of plants, especially flowering ones. A screen door had replaced the traditional one, and the women could watch the activity as they visited and drank their morning coffee. The one window remained open giving insects, mostly bees, access to the nectar therein. The women would water the flowers while the bees merrily buzzed, never stinging either of them. All of this, they kept from Larry. Not having access to Evelyn’s apartment, he was unaware of the haven the women had dubbed the “Bees Knees.”

During an afternoon visit, Cora discovered a small hive under construction in a large potted tree Evelyn had placed in a corner. Both women watched with wonder. The hive began to grow as bees flew in and out of the window. Cora remembered the small hive in her former hothouse and wondered if the bees were transferring their residence. Recalling the mutual respect she had shared with the bees, she hoped they had followed her to regain that closeness. Nature amazed her in its variety and purpose.

One Saturday morning, as Cora was getting dressed, Larry burst through the door, his face contorted in anger. “Mother, where’s my allergy pen. One of those bees just stung me. Hurry. I don’t feel so good.”

Cora ran to her medicine cabinet, took the pen, and returned to the living room. Larry grabbed it and jabbed it into his arm. He sat on the sofa, waiting for it to take effect. His color returned and he sighed. After letting loose a barrage of expletives, he said, “The next time I come, I’m bringing insect spray. I’m going to kill every one of those damn menaces.”

This frightened Cora. If there was anything left in her life she loved, it was those bees. She had dreaded his being stung for she knew the next time she saw him, he would be covered from head to toe with protective gear as he methodically killed her friends. Cora soothed him as best she could, not relishing his temper. “Son, it was a freak encounter. It won’t happen again.”

“Don’t hand me that, mother. They were swarming around me as if they had been waiting. I’m coming tomorrow. There won’t be one left when I’m done.”

Sitting in her recliner after Larry left, Cora shared her fear with her friend, who had just arrived. “Evelyn, I am more upset than I’ve been in years. Larry is coming this weekend, armed with enough poison to kill every bee for miles. I can’t let that happen.”

“I agree, Cora. Those bees are the most important part of our lives. They give us such joy and I feel they love us just as much as we love them.”

“We can’t give them up.” An unwavering resolve settled on Cora’s face.

She and Evelyn discussed the issue at length and decided on a course of action together. Not what she wanted, but it had to happen. Entering the garden room, they warned the bees, hoping their thoughts and words were carried on the wind.

***

Larry walked with purpose to the front of his mother’s apartment building. He was ready for battle. Strange, no bees were there–not a single one. The sun was shining and the flowers were in full bloom. Where were those annoying pests?

Draped in layers of covering, all one hundred and twenty pounds of his scrawny body was covered in sweat. He waited several minutes, then growling to himself, he went inside. Cora sat in her recliner, drinking her morning coffee. Larry removed all but his jeans and T-shirt and dropped the paraphernalia on his mother’s carpet. “I don’t understand it, mother. There were no bees. I’ll wait a while. Perhaps they’ll be out when the sun is hotter.”

Going to the kitchen, he poured himself his usual glass of tea. As he gulped it down, a smile graced Cora’s face. Waiting patiently, she watched as he began to relax.

“You know, mother, I was thinking about having you move closer to me.” He yawned. “There are some small apartments about a mile away. It would certainly save me trekking out here every weekend.”

Cora knew of the apartments he mentioned. They were adequate, but small and for the first time, her irritation showed in the iron grip she had on her coffee cup. She nodded as she watched carefully, ignoring most of his jibes. Soon, his eyelids drooped. He was asleep. Her remedy to her situation was underway.

You can read the full story when you purchase Chicanery – Barbara Chioffi.

Meet Claire Plaisted – Author & Publisher

Hey Peeps!

Today I’ve got an interview for you with the lovely Claire Plaisted!

 

Welcome, Claire! Tell us where you are from and what you do.

My name is Claire Plaisted and thank you Julie for having me on your blog!  I am an Indie Author of various genres and also an Indie Publisher, assisting those authors who wish to have books to quickly engage the reader with a professional layout, book cover etc.Author Headshot

I was born in England, much to my dismay – I should have been born in North Wales, bah humbug that my parents decided to have an early summer holiday.  I grew up in the small historical town of Sandbach where ghosts abound.  Surrounded in history, and growing up in my ancestors’ shoes was awesome. The history grabbed my attention and developed into a hobby of Family History Research. I moved to Colwyn Bay, living there for four years, not realizing my grandparents were buried there.  During this time, I had a holiday to New Zealand (much to my father’s shock I went on my own). It was here I met my future husband. Within two years I was living in New Zealand, married and today we have three out of four beautiful children – Young adults more like.

During this time, I started my family history hobby in earnest.  Looking into my husband’s past.  Due to all the research I was invited to do a reunion book for one family line and my formatting business was born. I researched and formatted a book for a gentleman’s 80th birthday, whilst waiting for information I opened a word document and my very first book was born.  This is Crosswick Manor to be published later this year.  Since this time I have published over 16 book in various genres and under a few pen names.  Those pen names are Beth Bayley – romance and Kayleigh Broughton – historical.

This year I graduated with a Certificate in Small Business Management – Level 4. I had never thought I would attend college again, let alone pass.  This year I am doing my Diploma in Small Business Enterprise – Level 5.

claire plaistedThat is impressive, Claire. Congratulations! With regard to your novels, what genre do you write in?

Well that is a question and a half.  I write in most main genres. However, I haven’t published in them all yet.  I have published Crime, Mystery, Paranormal, Erotic, Fantasy, Young Teen and Children’s a couple of short stories plus a few Anthologies.

A bit of everything then, eh? Can’t argue with that! What are you working on now?

What I should be working on is my Late Regency book which I wrote 4 years ago.  The Mystery at Croclaire plaistedsswick Manor is a story of the Manor and those who live and work there.  It has at least 5 couples’ stories which aPageflex Persona [document: PRS0000038_00056]re explored.  There is no real lead protagonist, though if you needed two then I would probably pick Matilda Templeton and Gregory Appleby because the story revolves around them in quite a few areas.  I am also supposed to be working on my next Garrett Investigation Bureau Series which is due out for Christmas.  It is about Abraham and his past – This will be book 6 in the series.  Book two of my Girlie Adventures is due out in October.

Excellent!! Can’t wait to see that! What else are you doing, apart from writing?

I am drawing a book cover for my second ‘Girlie Adventure’ story.  It is a slow process due to not doing any art work for over two years.  I hope to get the main characters in the cover and then outline it and colour it in…The book is due out in October so fingers crossed this happens.

This is fabulous! So you’re an artist too? We have something else in common then. Now I know you are a very generous person and have a number of charity books, tell us about those.

Girlie Adventures will be a series of books about a young blue lady bug who lives in a cottage garden.  She is friendly and helpful and in her first adventure she sets out to rescue her best friend – Grassi the grasshopper. Along the way she makes a few discoveries.

Each book covers an important part of growing up.  Book one is Healthy eating and forty percent of net profit will go to ‘Chasing a Cure for Type 1 Diabetes.  Book two is about kicking and biting, forty percent will go to a dental charity.  Book three is for the Black Rhino and will help teach children how precious our wildlife is. Book four is about some bullies who end up been heroes’. Book Five is one about thieves with proceeds to go to neighbourhood support. Book six is about Rainbows…Only the first three have been written and as the ideas arrive another book is added.

This is my way of helping small charities get support.

That is fabulous. Bless you.

What are your goals in terms of publishing for authors?

Plaisted Publishing House is my main business.  My goal is to have a wage.  What I would like to do in the meantime is get as many Indie Authors published by assisting them with professional formatting. I have recently set up package deals to assist authors and small Indie Businesses.  These packages will have areas of expertise contracted out to those who have the amazing professional talents needed to help authors who don’t have the knowledge or expertise needed.  More info on package deals can be found here.  https://plaistedpublishinghouse.wordpress.com/

All copyright stay with the author as do all royalties.  You only pay us once, which is before final files are sent.  Each author and or indie business will be offered a contract to do work as work comes in.

Plaisted Publishing House also offers a yearly Sponsorship for full length novels with a prize package of over $500 dollars for first prize and $200 towards formatting for second prize. Details will be added here for 2017 in January.

https://plaistedpublishinghouse.wordpress.com/sponsorship-program/

I also produce a by monthly newsletter called Indie Publishing News.  This is a 30 plus page newsletter showing new releases, interviews, charity work from authors, business interviews, free books, etc.  You can sign up here:

https://rotosis.wufoo.com/forms/the-indie-publishing-news/

For those who are sight impairments and or blind you will need this link which is for Screen Readers

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The group associated with this Newsletter is called is on Facebook and called Indie Publishing News.  Here Indie Authors and Small Businesses can receive FREE Marketing once they sign up for the newsletter.  If they wish to have repeat marketing, then there will be a small charge.  This is open to the whole group.  We also encourage people to post under headings which have been set up so please have a good look at the site before you post.   https://www.facebook.com/groups/IndiePublishingNews/

Ghostly Writes is our NEW yearly Anthology for anyone who likes spooky short stories. This is the group for you. At present it is FREE to participate and the eBook will be FREE to Readers.  If you wish to join in, please go to this link.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/GhostlyWritesAnthology/

As a publisher I have had 23 clients so far, though if I include all those in the Awethology books I could say over 70 clients.  The Awethology is the biggest book I have done to date with over 50 authors in two books and around 600 pages in each book.  They are free to download on Amazon, Smashwords and most online stores.

This is so cool! You’re helping other indie authors to get a leg up on the ever increasingly difficult ladder, which is fabulous. Thank you so much Claire for dropping by!

Peeps!! You can find out more, and contact Claire on the links below.

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www.claireplaisted.wordpress.com

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https://www.amazon.com/Claire-Plaisted/e/B00P26WF2I

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Thank you for joining us Claire!

Thank you again Julie Nicholls for sharing this article on your Website.  You are awesome.  I enjoy working with you.

 You are most welcome♥

New Hot n Sizzling Book Release from Jordan Buchanan

I’m handing my site over to author Jordan Buchanan today so that she can tell you about her latest book release!

On-the-Job Training: Probation Period

By Jordan Buchanan

Release June 7 on Amazon

BUY LINK

 

On-the-Job Training is a new serial romance by Jordan Buchanan told in three episodes:  Orientation, Probation Period, and Permanent Position.  It’s the love story of architect John Mackenzie and his personal assistant, Laura Benson.  The two feel an instant attraction to each other from the moment he interviews her and after denying and fighting it for weeks, they give in to their desires and begin a torrid relationship.  Laura has finally found the Dom she’s always wanted and John the submissive he’s always needed.

They’re ordinary people with jobs, friends, and family and must find ways to fit in facets of the BDSM lifestyle along with the demands of everyday life. Laura faces telling her college-agehome for a visit, about her new “relationship status” as John, widowed for two years, is finally able to keep his last promise to his wife and scatter her ashes. And if paddles and floggers, children and siblings aren’t enough to handle, there’s Jacqueline Deane to contend with. The widow of John’s partner, she appears to be embezzling from Deane & Mackenzie…when she’s not busy antagonizing Laura and attempting to seduce John.

Warning: This title contains explicit sexual content and a healthy dose of humor.

Probation Period is the second installment of the OTJT serial; the third concluding episode, Permanent Position, will be released on August 7.jordan buchanan

Excerpt: John takes Laura on an interesting  shopping trip

When I pulled into the parking lot of the adult toy store where Evvie worked, Laura’s eyes grew big and round. “Is this the place you got …”

“Yes, ma’am, it sure is. Let’s go see if Evvie’s here.”

I led her into the den of iniquity; it was fun to watch her eyes darting from each item to the next. She yanked me to a stop at a display of flavored lubricants. “Bubble gum? Ooh, watermelon rock candy!”

That caught my ear, so I grabbed a tube. A familiar voice called out, “Well, if it isn’t Mr. John. And he brought his pretty lady with him this time!”

I turned to see Evvie, bearing down on us, a wide white smile on her coffee-colored face. “How could I stay away from a charmer like you, Miss Evvie?”

“Nobody can, Mr. John.” She grinned at me and tilted her head toward Laura. “And this is?”

“Where are my manners? Evvie, this is my girlfriend, Laura.”

“About time he brought you in, darlin’.” The plump woman squeezed Laura’s hand then tucked it into the crook of her arm. “Now you come with me and let Evvie show you the good stuff.”jordan buchanan

Laura glanced over her shoulder at me as Evvie pulled her along past displays of condoms—no, thank you very much—vibrators, magazines, and DVDs. I couldn’t tell if she was amused or terrified, but she followed the leader without complaint. Our hostess with the mostest finally halted in front of a large, locked glass cabinet containing leather goods—floggers, paddles, and whips from what I could see. Evvie produced a key from her pocket and unlocked the case releasing the heavenly smell of fine leather. The only scent I know of that’s more appealing to men is “new car.”

“I told Mr. John to bring you over to see these. The store owner found an honest-to-God leather artisan in Maryland that makes them. So much nicer and better made than that junk from overseas.” She reached for a black paddle that was hanging on a hook by its strap. “This is double leather, sewed, not glued, together with a hand-rubbed oak handle. Leather is more flexible than wood, obviously, and better for a beginner. And I bet you’re not far from being a newbie, Miss Laura?”

She nodded. I was getting a kick out of seeing her caught a bit off guard. Evvie had taken me by surprise on my first visit to the store too so I knew how Laura felt. She’d come around in a few minutes after she got over her initial shock.

“The only thing you need to keep in mind is no hitting the kidneys or anything else she says not to hit, Mr. John.” She tapped the end of the paddle against her palm. “These are made for be-hinds.” She emphasized both syllables of the word and we laughed.

“How do you suggest we start out, Evvie? I don’t want to hurt her. I mean, I want it to sting, but I don’t want to harm her.”

She gave me a wicked grin. “You let her whack you with it first.”

Laura gasped. “What?”

Evvie nodded vehemently. “Yes, ma’am. If he doesn’t know what it feels like, he won’t know how to gauge the force he puts into his swing.

Laura reached for it with tentative fingers, then wrapped them around the wooden handle and swished it through the air a few times.  A smile began slowly spreading across her face. “I think I can get be-hind that idea.”

Evvie snorted. “You got yourself a good one here, Mr. John. I can see she’s got a whole lotta spunk.”

I winked at Evvie. “Oh, honey, you don’t know the half of it. She’s the best brat ever.”

Laura shook the paddle at me. “You better believe it, Sir!”

“Why don’t I take that up to the counter with this lubricant while you two look around a little more?”

“Thank you, I’d appreciate that.” Evvie knew when she had a sale.

 

*** NEW RELEASE *** Rainbow Dreams by Mistral Dawn

I’m handing my site over to the fabulous Mistral Dawn so she can give you the details of her new book release… Rainbow Dreams!!

Hey Everyone!!! 🙂

 

Guess what? It’s finally here!!  Rainbow Dreams is now out!  What’s it about?  I’m glad you asked!  Here’s the blurb:

 

Have you ever had a terrible secret you didn’t want anyone to know? Petri does and it may get her killed. Life is hard on Upworld, especially for the residents of Under City, and it’s even harder for those who don’t fit in. Petri has alway been different and now those differences may cost her life. Her one hope is to leave the only home she’s ever known while evading the mob that’s calling for her blood. But Petri has never been outside of her sector of Under City, never mind off the planet. And the laws of Upworld forbid people like her from leaving. Will Petri overcome the odds and make good her escape? Maybe…with a little help from her friends.

 

Sound interesting?  You can download it in seconds from the following merchants:

 

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01E1INIQE/

 

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rainbow-dreams-mistral-dawn/1123649619?ean=2940152964004

 

ITunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/rainbow-dreams/id1101890767?mt=11

 

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/628561

 

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/rainbow-dreams-2

 

 

Now allow me to take a moment to draw attention to that amazing cover. The wonderful and talented Julie Nicholls created it, and I think she did a fantastic job of capturing Petri’s likeness.  If you’d like to see more of her incredible work, check out her website here:

Cover Art by Julie Nicholls
www.julienicholls.com

 

Artwork by Julie Nicholls

 

 

Okay, okay, I know, enough stalling.  If you’re as excited as I am about this story, I know you’re all ready for a peek:

 

Rainbow Dreams Chapter One

 

Lightning bolts of fire and ice shot up and down Petri’s spine as she moved over the human man on the bed. Her short, slender body bowed with the sensations that washed over her. His lust was like a fountain of cold water on a hot day, and she was parched. It had been too long; she needed this. Desperately.

 

Looking down at him as she slid her body onto his straining cock, she smiled. This client had wanted to be blindfolded; he said he enjoyed the mystery. There was more mystery in Petri than most humans would know what to do with, so that was fine with her. With him blindfolded, she didn’t need to be careful to keep her own eyes shut. This was going to be a good feed, and there was no way she could have kept her eyes from glowing.

 

The man moaned in pleasure. Being fed upon felt as good for humans as feeding did for Petri. None of her clients knew she sipped from their energy, their life force, when she fucked them. All they knew was that she was one hell of a talented dolly. A win-win for all involved.

 

This client was a regular; Petri had shown him many times how good it could be with her. Some of her regulars came to crave her, almost like the dream dust that was sold in the club below. They were guaranteed repeat business, and she always made sure to show them a good time. After all, that was her job.

 

The energy of the man’s lust filled Petri as she glided up and down on top of him. She shivered. It was renewing, rejuvenating. She couldn’t get enough. A few grains of dust remained on his upper lip as evidence of his earlier indulgence in some of the chemical delights that were available at Abracadabra.

 

It was clear her client was high long before Petri started feeding. Before she blindfolded him, she had noted the man’s dilated pupils and the flush of pleasure on his face. She had no doubt the management of Abracadabra would go to great lengths to make sure he received the maximum enjoyment possible during his visit. There was a reason it was the hottest nightclub in this part of Under City.

 

The club specialized in hedonism in all its forms. Drugs of every description, games, gambling, and other, darker pleasures could be found within its walls. House dollies, little more than sex slaves, waited to fulfill the customers’ every desire. Freelance dollies, like Petri, rented space to ply their trade as well. The house allowed it because the dollies offered the club’s clientele more variety and were motivated to attract business. Once a patron had satisfied their lust, they often wandered downstairs in search of other entertainments.

 

Leaning down, Petri pressed her cat-like mouth to her client’s lips in a sizzling kiss. Their tongues tangled as he responded, and she undulated her hips against his, faster and faster. The drugs he had consumed tainted his energy, giving Petri a pleasant buzz. She never took dust herself since it interfered with her ability to control her power, but she enjoyed the effect when one of her johns indulged. As their sex intensified, Petri drank deeper, swallowing down the man’s whimpers and sighs of ecstasy as she swallowed his desire.

 

Lost in the haze of feeding for the first time in days, Petri didn’t realize it at first when the man suddenly went still underneath her. His penis remained stiff and eager inside her, and she continued to ride it, draining his energy. It was only when the cold, clamminess of his skin penetrated the pleasurable trance she often sank into when feeding that she realized that she had gone too far. Her heart skipped a beat.

 

Swinging her leg over him, she clambered off his body and knelt beside him on the bed. She grabbed his shoulder, shaking him, but there was no response. He was as still and cold as death.

 

Petri’s breath froze in her chest as she tried to suppress her rising panic. She slapped him, hard, across his face, trying to provoke a response. There was nothing. Leaning down, she put her ear against his chest, listening for something, anything. Any sign that a spark of life remained in the man. She wasn’t sure, but she thought she might have heard a faint fluttering within.

 

Taking a deep breath, she closed her eyes and put her hands on his chest, fingers splayed. She had never done this before, but her instincts said it might work. The process of drawing energy from others had come automatically when she reached physical maturity. It was as natural as breathing to her. But reversing the flow of energy… That was something else altogether. She forced herself to focus; all she could do was try.

 

Reaching down into the well of energy within her, Petri tried to snag a wisp of it. It was like trying to catch fog. Gritting her teeth, she concentrated and managed to grab a small piece of the mist and tease it up, out of herself and back into the man. It flowed at a slow trickle, but it did flow. The man took a deep breath and Petri slumped in relief.

 

Before she could stop him, or even turn away, the man reached up and snatched the blindfold from his face. When he saw her glowing eyes, he shrieked, “Mgeni!”

 

Petri swore. She knew she didn’t have much time. Sitting up, she sucker-punched her client hard in his stomach. The man folded over, clutching his gut, just like she knew he would. As her former client coughed and wheezed, Petri scrambled into her tight, red mini-dress and stiletto pumps and clambered out the window. She couldn’t risk trying to make it through the crowded club below; she needed to be gone before the man recovered enough to sound the alarm.

 

As she scurried down the fire escape, Petri cursed herself. She should have known she needed to be more careful. After having gone without feeding for several days, she shouldn’t have broken her fast in such a public place. At least he wasn’t dead. That was the one thing that might save her. If she had killed an Upworld client in Under City, the houses would have banded together and hunted her no matter where she went.

 

The funny thing about Under City was it could be a wild, crazy place, but only within certain parameters. In some ways, it was as restrictive as the world above. Upworld citizens were fair game for cons, beatings, muggings, pick-pocketing, and many other crimes. As long as the citizens left Under City breathing, the houses would look the other way. After all, most people from Upworld came to Under City for the thrill of danger, so, in many ways, the underworlders were just giving them what they paid for.

 

But too many deaths were bad for business and that the houses would not allow. The only reason an Upworld citizen could be killed in Under City with the blessing of the houses was if the citizen killed an underworlder without paying for it first. Life was cheap in Under City, but it wasn’t free. And no one left Under City without paying their bill. No one.

 

Even though the man was alive, Petri’s life was still in danger. She had survived thus far in Under City because everyone thought she was a Human/Paka hybrid. Half-breeds weren’t especially loved, even among the generally open-minded underworlders, but they were tolerated. Arcanum, on the other hand, were universally despised, and the glowing eyes and energy draining power were unmistakable. Petri was now a marked woman, and it wouldn’t be long before half the underworlders in the Southern sector were howling for her blood. She needed to get away.

 

The problem was where could she go? Each sector of Under City was isolated from the other sectors, and the only way to get from one sector to another was to travel through Upworld. And the only way underworlders were allowed into Upworld was if they had a pass. Even if she did manage to get to another sector, that would only be a temporary reprieve. Word would travel and her appearance was too distinctive for her to be able to disappear into a crowd of strangers.

 

No, the only possible way for her to survive was for her to find passage off-world. Petri grimaced. She might as well wish for the planetary presidency.

 

The moment she reached the ground, Petri looked both ways down the alleyway she was in. Everything seemed normal. The bass from club Abracadabra throbbed through the street, lending the night a syncopated heartbeat. The fast food dollies who worked the crowd outside the club seemed to be doing a brisk business. The groans and gasps of pleasure from their johns blended with the music.

 

Other than the regular street activity, nothing was happening. Maybe the hottest club in the sector wasn’t the worst place this could have happened. At least, she was central. It wouldn’t be hard to get anywhere in the sector from here; if she could only decide where it was she should go.

 

Hiding and lying low were out of the question. There were too many people in Under City who would be thrilled to earn a couple of easy creds by informing on her. Which also made going home impossible; that was the first place they would look for her. The distant rumble of a subway broke through her temporary paralysis and got Petri moving.

 

But she didn’t run. Running in Under City was never a good idea. Running meant trouble and attracted attention. Predators chased those who ran, and Under City was full of predators.

 

Neon signs glittered in the night, advertising the wares to be found in the many businesses in this central part of Southern sector. Outlines of naked men and women, frothing drinks and steaming food, new hairstyles, and more had been recreated out of glowing lights and buzzing bulbs. Abracadabra wasn’t the only purveyor of pleasures in the area; there were others, though each was smaller and had a narrower focus than the popular club. Brothels, restaurants, bars, dust dens, casinos, gaming establishments, salons, and chop shops abounded. This part of Under City existed to cater to the whims of the rich, and there was nothing subtle about the offerings that were available to those with money.

 

Shops of all kinds welcomed customers from Upworld with open arms. Clothing, children’s toys, vehicles, sex aids, personal electronics, game programs, jewelry, and domicile furnishings could be purchased right next to each other at any time of the day or night. “Come In!” flashed their advertisements. “Good Deals!” “Low Prices!” “Rare Merchandise!” A constant siren song of the consumerism that ruled the underworld.

 

There were also businesses with darker, less obvious entryways. The snuff industry was alive and well in Under City. Upworld citizens who had the creds could indulge their most twisted and violent fantasies, and there were snuff houses that specialized in providing those services. Fights, snuff porn, torture, cannibalism—it was all available for the asking. And no matter if a citizen wanted to watch, participate, or direct, their most hidden desires could be satisfied by the snuff houses. Customers were only limited by their bank accounts, and the grinders waited to clean up the mess afterwards.

 

Petri ignored all the enticements and offerings and tried to keep her mind away from where she might end up if she failed in her escape attempt. A short, brisk walk brought her to the transit station just as a train pulled up to the stop. It wasn’t a perfect solution, it wasn’t even a good solution, but at least it was a stopgap that might give her the time she needed to formulate a plan. Being a moving target was better than being a stationary one.

 

She hopped on the train and found an empty car. As she dropped into a seat at the back of the car, she sighed. It had started out as such a good night.

 

 

Looks like Petri’s night has taken a bad turn, huh?  Want to find out what happens next?  Head to your favorite online merchant and download your copy now! 😉  Thank you all for stopping by today and for checking out my first sci-fi novel!!  Happy reading! 🙂

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Mistral Dawn’s Latest Book Series – Cover Reveal!

Hey Peeps!!

The day has finally arrived when I can post Mistral Dawn’s newest book cover! I’ve been bursting to show it off!!!This is a new series, and the first book-Rainbow Dream’s is available for pre order. I’m going to hand over my page now to Mistral♥

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Guess what? It’s finally here!!  Rainbow Dreams is now available for preorder from the following merchants:

 

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01E1INIQE/

 

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rainbow-dreams-mistral-dawn/1123649619?ean=2940152964004

 

ITunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/rainbow-dreams/id1101890767?mt=11

 

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Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/rainbow-dreams-2

What’s it about?  I’m glad you asked!  Here’s the blurb:

Have you ever had a terrible secret you didn’t want anyone to know? Petri does and it may get her killed. Life is hard on Upworld, especially for the residents of Under City, and it’s even harder for those who don’t fit in. Petri has alway been different and now those differences may cost her life. Her one hope is to leave the only home she’s ever known while evading the mob that’s calling for her blood. But Petri has never been outside of her sector of Under City, never mind off the planet. And the laws of Upworld forbid people like her from leaving. Will Petri overcome the odds and make good her escape? Maybe…with a little help from her friends.

Sound interesting?  Good!  And get a load of that cover!!!  It’s courtesy of the FANTABULOUS Julie Nicholls!!  If you’d like to see more of her incredible work, check out her website here:

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I also want to let you all know about an Amazon Giveaway I’m running for Captivated By The Winter King.  It’s free to enter!  Rainbow Dreams won’t be released until April 19th, so in the meantime you can get your sexy romance fix with some dreamy Fae! 😉

 

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Okay, okay, I know, enough stalling.  If you’re as excited as I am about this story, I know you’re all ready for a peek:

Rainbow Dreams Chapter One Excerpt

Lightning bolts of fire and ice shot up and down Petri’s spine as she moved over the human man on the bed. Her short, slender body bowed with the sensations that washed over her. His lust was like a fountain of cold water on a hot day, and she was parched. It had been too long; she needed this. Desperately.

Looking down at him as she slid her body onto his straining cock, she smiled. This client had wanted to be blindfolded; he said he enjoyed the mystery. There was more mystery in Petri than most humans would know what to do with, so that was fine with her. With him blindfolded, she didn’t need to be careful to keep her own eyes shut. This was going to be a good feed, and there was no way she could have kept her eyes from glowing.

The man moaned in pleasure. Being fed upon felt as good for humans as feeding did for Petri. None of her clients knew she sipped from their energy, their life force, when she fucked them. All they knew was that she was one hell of a talented dolly. A win-win for all involved.

This client was a regular; Petri had shown him many times how good it could be with her. Some of her regulars came to crave her, almost like the dream dust that was sold in the club below. They were guaranteed repeat business, and she always made sure to show them a good time. After all, that was her job.

The energy of the man’s lust filled Petri as she glided up and down on top of him. She shivered. It was renewing, rejuvenating. She couldn’t get enough. A few grains of dust remained on his upper lip as evidence of his earlier indulgence in some of the chemical delights that were available at Abracadabra.

It was clear her client was high long before Petri started feeding. Before she blindfolded him, she had noted the man’s dilated pupils and the flush of pleasure on his face. She had no doubt the management of Abracadabra would go to great lengths to make sure he received the maximum enjoyment possible during his visit. There was a reason it was the hottest nightclub in this part of Under City.

The club specialized in hedonism in all its forms. Drugs of every description, games, gambling, and other, darker pleasures could be found within its walls. House dollies, little more than sex slaves, waited to fulfill the customers’ every desire. Freelance dollies, like Petri, rented space to ply their trade as well. The house allowed it because the dollies offered the club’s clientele more variety and were motivated to attract business. Once a patron had satisfied their lust, they often wandered downstairs in search of other entertainments.

Leaning down, Petri pressed her cat-like mouth to her client’s lips in a sizzling kiss. Their tongues tangled as he responded, and she undulated her hips against his, faster and faster. The drugs he had consumed tainted his energy, giving Petri a pleasant buzz. She never took dust herself since it interfered with her ability to control her power, but she enjoyed the effect when one of her johns indulged. As their sex intensified, Petri drank deeper, swallowing down the man’s whimpers and sighs of ecstasy as she swallowed his desire.

Lost in the haze of feeding for the first time in days, Petri didn’t realize it at first when the man suddenly went still underneath her. His penis remained stiff and eager inside her, and she continued to ride it, draining his energy. It was only when the cold, clamminess of his skin penetrated the pleasurable trance she often sank into when feeding that she realized that she had gone too far. Her heart skipped a beat.

Swinging her leg over him, she clambered off his body and knelt beside him on the bed. She grabbed his shoulder, shaking him, but there was no response. He was as still and cold as death.

Petri’s breath froze in her chest as she tried to suppress her rising panic. She slapped him, hard, across his face, trying to provoke a response. There was nothing. Leaning down, she put her ear against his chest, listening for something, anything. Any sign that a spark of life remained in the man. She wasn’t sure, but she thought she might have heard a faint fluttering within.

Taking a deep breath, she closed her eyes and put her hands on his chest, fingers splayed. She had never done this before, but her instincts said it might work. The process of drawing energy from others had come automatically when she reached physical maturity. It was as natural as breathing to her. But reversing the flow of energy… That was something else altogether. She forced herself to focus; all she could do was try.

Reaching down into the well of energy within her, Petri tried to snag a wisp of it. It was like trying to catch fog. Gritting her teeth, she concentrated and managed to grab a small piece of the mist and tease it up, out of herself and back into the man. It flowed at a slow trickle, but it did flow. The man took a deep breath and Petri slumped in relief.

Before she could stop him, or even turn away, the man reached up and snatched the blindfold from his face. When he saw her glowing eyes, he shrieked, “Mgeni!”

Petri swore. She knew she didn’t have much time. Sitting up, she sucker-punched her client hard in his stomach. The man folded over, clutching his gut, just like she knew he would. As her former client coughed and wheezed, Petri scrambled into her tight, red mini-dress and stiletto pumps and clambered out the window. She couldn’t risk trying to make it through the crowded club below; she needed to be gone before the man recovered enough to sound the alarm.

 

Whoo! I guess she’s in some trouble!  Want to find out what happens next?  Reserve your copy today so you’ll get it without delay on the 19th! 😉  Thank you all for stopping by today and for your interest in my first foray into the sci-fi genre!!  Have an awesome rest of the week!

 

 

 

 

NEW RELEASE – On The Job Training -Jordan Buchanan

Hey peeps!! I’m handing my site over to Jordan Buchanan today as she has a new release….you won’t want to miss this.

Hola, everyone! Many thanks to Julie for allowing me time and space to talk about my latest release.

On-the-Job Training was never sexy…until now.

He wasn’t a billionaire with a dungeon full of toys; he was the Dom she’d always wanted.

She wasn’t a wide-eyed young innocent she was the submissive he’d always needed.

 For everyone who thinks they’re not young enough, rich enough, or thin enough to have a hot, sexy, BDSM romance—here’s a story of D/s in the real world.

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At 42, John Mackenzie finds himself starting over. He lost his beloved wife to cancer. His mentor, and partner in their architectural firm, suffered a stroke and dies soon after. Jacqueline Deane, the not-so-grieving widow, makes no secret she has designs on John. His exit strategy includes opening a private office in the guest cottage at his home. With new business coming in faster than he ever imagined, John soon needs to hire an assistant.

Laura Benson is an empty-nester, her only child in college halfway across the country. Happily divorced, she’s looking for a more fulfilling job and dreaming of the kind of passion she’s known only in the romance novels she reads. When a mutual friend puts her in contact with John, she jumps at the opportunity for change.

During the interview, each feels a spark and John hires Laura on the spot.  After fighting their growjulienicholls.coming attraction to each other as long as they can, they begin to explore building a Dom/sub relationship that works for them. There’s only one problem distracting the couple from the euphoria of their new relationship. Someone is altering John’s job orders and substituting dangerously substandard materials and forging his signature on them. Before disaster strikes, John begins his search for the culprit while Laura contends with the platinum blonde shark—Jacqueline Deane.

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On-the-Job Training is a BDSM-themed romance serial released in four episodes: Orientation, Probation Period, Performance Review, and Permanent Position. WARNING: This title contains explicit sexual content and is intended for adults only.

Learn more about Jordan and her books…

Jordan Buchanan was born and lived in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia most of her life. Now residing in northern Michigan, she misses the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, but living in the home state of the mighty Detroit Red Wings helps ease the pain.

Jordan writes erotic romance with both heart and heat. She has published the short story collection, 4Play, the novel, Xander’s Garden. Her current project is the serial romance On-the-Job Training; the first episode, Orientation, is now available on Amazon.

When she’s not reading, writing, or watching hockey, Jordan spends quality time with her charming husband, three young Labrador mixes, and two older and quite disgruntled ca

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Dark Lycan – New Release by Barbara Chioffi

Hey Peeps!

Dark Lycan has just released today. This is another chapter in the Mystic Hearts series by Barbara Chioffi. Here’s the synopsis…

Tara Bentley has experienced much in her life. Losing her father while still in high school, she finds herself faced with a stepfather a year later. When she finally accepts him, rapid developments threaten to unravel her existence.

Attending a dinner with her parents, Tara meets a young man who threatens her existence. She awakens in the woods, remembers being with him, but the rest eludes her. Found by a handsome shapeshifter, she is taken for treatment, returning home soon after.
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Jared, her rescuer, begins to court her, and soon, they are in a loving relationship. Revelations come to light, involving her true heritage. These bring joy but also danger to her, as we
ll as to Jared and his family.

Faced with the knowledge that her attacker is still at large, Tara must either decide to embrace her true nature to protect those she loves, or risk losing them.

18+ due to mature content.

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Valentine’s Special Offer

Happy Valentines Day!!!! 🙂  In celebration of the holiday dedicated to love, I’ve discounted one of my favorite love stories, Taken By The Huntsman, to only 99 cents! 🙂  So if you haven’t already read it, hurry and get it now!  The sale is only good for today. 😉  Don’t know where to find it?  No problem!  You can get your copy here:

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Now, just to whet your appetite and give you a taste of the romance that’s in store, here’s a little peak:

Cassie smiled and ran her fingers gently over his cheek and into his hair. Cadeyrn pulled her closer, and she felt the hardness of his body against hers. Leaning down, he kissed her with a passion that left her breathless. His lips were soft and gentle against hers, almost chaste. Until he pulled her closer and deepened the kiss, tracing his tongue along her lips until she opened to him, tasting her mouth thoroughly.

She moaned into his mouth and ran her hands over his broad shoulders and swollen biceps. Grabbing his bulging muscles, she used the leverage to try to pull herself closer still.

Cadeyrn groaned and pulled back. He looked down into the liquid blue eyes of his Anamchara and saw the passion and desire of a woman who knew exactly what she wanted.

“Cassie, tell me simply. Will you allow me to take you to bed this night? Yes or no?”

Holding his breath, he waited for the answer. He would abide by her decision regardless of what it was. Though, he was pretty sure she was as ready to take their relationship to the physical level as he was, he didn’t want to rush or pressure her. But he was desperate for her to say yes.

Looking up at him with a teasing smile, she answered, “Oh, yes. I want you to take me to bed and show me what kind of skills a male can acquire with hundreds of millennia of practice.”

Cadeyrn growled deep in his throat. His eyes were glowing, and he felt his canines lengthen in his mouth. “Female,” he said, in a voice that had gone rough and gravely. “You know not what you ask for. But I will give it to you anyway!”


Thank you all for stopping by, and don’t forget to check back tomorrow for the next installment of Mistral Dawn‘s Musings! 😉

CAPTIVATED BY THE WINTER KING-PARANORMAL ROMANCE

Captivated by the Winter King is the latest installment from Adult Fantasy Romance/Paranormal Romance/Erotic Fantasy Romance author, Mistral Dawn.

Have you checked out Mistral Dawn’s latest book, Captivated By The Winter King?  If not, what are you waiting for? 😉  Just in case you need a little incentive, here’s a small taste of what waits for you. 🙂

Excerpt From Captivated By The Winter King: Paranormal Romance

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Mistral Dawn – Captivated by the Winter King

Narrowing her eyes, she stalked towards him and poked him on his chest. “You did that on purpose, didn’t you? You’re trying to distract me. It won’t work.”

His smile sharpened and he leaned down to whisper in her ear, “I bet I could distract you if I really tried.”

Glaring at him, she backed up to the bench where she had left her supplies. She picked up a pair of elbow-length, leather gloves and slid them up her arms. After pulling the material tight over her fingers, she took the bottle of lube she had brought and walked back to Ankou. It was the fiery lubricant she had learned was his favorite, and the gloves allowed her to use it in ways she hadn’t been able to before.

Want to read more?  You can find it on Amazon here: Captivated by the Winter King. Have a sneaky peek of this paranormal romance before you buy.

And don’t forget to check out the rest of the Spellbound Hearts series too!

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Taken By The Huntsman (Paranormal Romance Guild’s First place reviewers choice award 2015)

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Taken by the Huntsman

Discarded and ignored by those around her for most of her life, Cassie is a lonely human woman struggling to find her place in the world and meaning in her life. Cadeyrn is the Erlking, the leader of the Wild Hunt, a hundreds of thousands of years old Fae who has always known his purpose. He has spent his entire long existence tracking the criminals of Faerie and punishing them for their crimes.

While hunting for the murderer of a child who has escaped to Earth Cadeyrn comes across Cassie and realizes that she is the one that the great mother goddess has designated as his soul mate. He kidnaps her and takes her to his fortress in Fairie to protect her from his many enemies. He knows she will be angry and that he’ll have to work to earn her trust, but he finds his task to be even more challenging than he had thought it would be due to Cassie’s difficulty in opening her heart.
Will Cadeyrn be able to convince Cassie that the bond between them is real and earn her love?

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Bound By The Summer Prince

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Bound by the Summer Prince

The Summer Court is in an uproar. The king has just been executed for unpardonable crimes, and the queen is prostrate with grief over his loss. This leaves the Summer kingdom bereft of true leadership; a problem which is compounded by the fact that the laws of Fairie require balance to be maintained by having a male and a female ruler for both Season Courts at all times. Uaine, the Summer prince, is the only one who can put things right, but he is without a mate. Knowing that he must take a bride quickly, for the sake of his people, even though he is struggling with his own feelings of pain and anger over his father’s treachery, he goes for a walk in a forest near the palace to try to clear his head and determine how best to choose a female to rule beside him.

While walking Uaine discovers a human female running loose in Fairie, which is against the most basic tenets of Fae law. Furious at one more problem he must deal with, he takes her prisoner and locks her in the dungeon; only to discover later that she is his soul-mate. The magical bond between them means they are meant to be together forever, but humans can’t feel the magic of Fairie. Will Uaine be able to win her heart and convince her that she can trust him to keep her safe from all the dangers of Fairie…including himself?

Roni is a human con woman and petty thief. Having run afoul of the local crime syndicate in the city where she is staying, she finds herself running for her life. Trouble is no stranger to her, but when she falls through a hole in a wall and finds herself in a world with carnivorous trees and rocks that eat people she realizes she may have found more of it than she can deal with. Rescued/arrested by the prince of the Summer Court, it doesn’t take long for her to formulate a plan to use him to get herself home. Unfortunately for her, she soon finds that her heart, which she had thought long ago turned to stone, has begun to feel the love she has been playing at. Will she be able to overcome a lifetime of caution and allow herself to follow her heart? Can a criminal love a cop?

Learn more about this paranormal romance, Summer Prince and see more sneaky peeks from Mistral’s site Bound by the Summer Prince

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Review for Bound by the Summer Prince

Intrigue In The Summer Court

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Intrigue in the Summer Court

Jillian knows something bad is going to happen! She has been a loyal adviser to the throne and friend of the queen, Briallen, for thousands of years, and now Roni and Uaine’s wedding and coronation are to take place in just a couple days. The Summer Court will have a new king and queen, who, it is hoped, can repair the damage and heal the schism the late king created.
But Jillian can’t shake the feeling that trouble is brewing. Many of the Summer nobles aren’t happy about the changes that are taking place in the Summer Court, and many of the other Fae just aren’t too sure about having a human on the throne…even if she has been blessed by the goddess. When Angelica, the leader of the Pixies, comes to her with news of a plot to murder the prince and princess, Jillian’s suspicions are confirmed. Will the two of them be able to unravel this conspiracy in time to save the royal couple? Or will prejudice prevail, and the hope for peace in Fairie be lost forever?

*This is a novella and is number 2.5 in the series. Taken By The Huntsman is the first book in the series, and Bound By The Summer Prince Is the second book in the series

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Captivated By The Winter King

Kate is a woman on the run. After years of being physically and emotionally abused by her fiance, she’s finally had enough. But leaving might be even more dangerous than staying, so she needs to get as far away as she can as fast as possible. A late night, desperate drive through the pouring rain ends suddenly when a cat appears in the middle of the road. While trying to avoid the half-drowned creature, Kate loses control of her car and crashes through a portal to Fairie.

Mistral Dawn Captivated by the Winter King
Mistral Dawn – Captivated by the Winter King

Ankou is a fallen God of Death and the king of the Winter Court of Fairie, and he’s facing pressure from every direction. The magic of the Court is out of balance due to the centuries-long lack of a queen. He is harried constantly by the Court nobles who want him to either step down or take a mate. All the duties of a ruling pair rest squarely on his shoulders. And added to all this is a soul-crushing loneliness. His existence stretches back hundreds of millennia, and in all that time he has never found the one person who could warm his lonely heart. He is exhausted and discouraged, and the last thing he needs is to go tearing off into the night on a fool’s errand. But one of his lingering god powers is the ability to sense the right course of action to follow, and his instincts are screaming at him to go to a particular place in the forest of the Winter kingdom and wait. Imagine his surprise when he finds the one he has been waiting for his whole life!
Using a careful blend of patience, seduction, and domination, the Winter king tries to win his soulmate’s love. Feeling safe and valued for the first time in her memory, Kate explores her new freedom by agreeing to try the BDSM games her lover suggests. As she experiments with both domination and submission, she learns just how liberating surrender can be. Will Ankou be able to convince Kate that she can trust him with her feelings as well as her body? Will Kate find a way to overcome the trauma of her past and open up her heart to accept the love that is offered to her? Can these two broken people find a way to fit all their disparate pieces together into a stronger, united whole? You’ll have to read to find out!

**Trigger Warning: please note that this story contains depictions of domestic violence and other forms of familial abuse. If these types of situations cause you distress, this may not be the story for you.

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If you check out Mistral’s blog, you’ll find she’s great at sharing other books – Blood Ties