I was chosen to create Heather R Blair’s cover for her latest Toil & Trouble series, and this is the final cover reveal. I cannot lie, I have been itching to get this up. I love it. I’m jolly proud of it.
I was chosen to create Heather R Blair’s cover for her latest Toil & Trouble series, and this is the final cover reveal. I cannot lie, I have been itching to get this up. I love it. I’m jolly proud of it.
Please welcome the very lovely J C Brennan. This lady loves to help other indie authors and posts the links to their books in her own. Which I think is rather splendid.
So, let’s find out a little bit about Janet and what she writes.
This book has been in the making for some time. I started by just writing poems when I was younger. The thought of writing a novel was always on my mind but I was not sure if I could actually write a full novel. When I decided that I was going to give it a shot the words just began to flow and before I knew it this wonderful story emerged. The second one, now in the editing process was the same. My greatest hope for this first novel is that people enjoy the story and can get lost in it for a moment.
About me, well I grew up in a small village in Michigan call Skidway Lake. The small town live was a fantastic way to grow up but I always wanted more. My life was a difficult one and being a single mother most of my life made me realize that will power is a person’s greatest friend.
A FINE LINE : The Beginning
When you are a soldier, the thought of getting back to your family, without being surrounded by a pine box, is what keeps you going. This line of thinking was no different for William T. Healthaway, a Union soldier fighting in the battle of Pickett’s Mill. However, William would find out living through this battle would only throw him into a whirlwind of an abnormal variety of hell. He had no way of knowing a more sinister war awaiting him when and if he did return home. The war awaiting his homecoming was a war that had been raging for hundreds of years; a war that would lead him into a world he had never known or believed existed. After his commitment to a battle of freedom, William is vaulted into a merciless coldblooded war of the ancients. He is plunged into a world of mystery filled with intrigue, deception, death, temptation, and powers. However, with every miraculous power revealed comes with sinister evil. He finds himself in a world that takes him beyond any reality he once had known.
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A FINE LINE : The Ancients Part 1
William Healthaway’s family has proven to be quite resilient. Surviving an unprovoked attack by the Damned and defeating the evil warrior Tetron, however, hasn’t guaranteed a happy ending for the family. Still reeling from the loss of his children and plagued by nightmarish images from the Civil War, William must overcome his grief in order to unify his family and prepare them for the impending revenge, certain to be meted out by the Damned. Unexpected peril presents itself in the form of hate and prejudice from an unlikely source—the townspeople the Crew have live lived among for much of their lives. Rumors of witchcraft, unprovoked attacks and an unfortunate reveal of the powers the family struggles to keep hidden threaten to drive the Crew from their home, just when they crave stability and peace the most. Despite all of the upheaval in their lives, the members of the Crew press on, facing the challenges to come with fortitude, tenacity and a profound love for one another. Dark days lie ahead, ones that will challenge William and his family’s sanity and make them question whether life is even worth living anymore. In the face of unspeakable tragedy, will the Crew rebound so they can seize the opportunity, unexpectedly lain before them, to learn of their ancient lineage and convoluted history? Does the appearance of a mysterious, but alluring, stranger spell disaster and death…or can she provide the answers the Crew have sought for so long to find the source of their mysterious powers? Even if the pieces to the puzzle all fall into place, will William’s family be able to stave off the Damned and prevent the decimation of the family they hold so dear? A Fine Line: The Ancients Part I is the second novel in the series, continuing the story begun in A Fine Line: The Beginning. Follow the further adventures of the Crew as they face down the demonic wolves of the Damned and the destruction delivered in their wake. Celebrate with the family at Christmas and at a wedding…or two, and watch the world transform around them as they observe history from the standstill vantage point of an immortal race. The story of the Healthaways and their ever-growing, ever-changing family is a grand saga which begs to be enjoyed by readers who love sweeping historical drama, grand romance and enchanting fantasy.
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A FINE LINE : The Ancients Part 2
War is coming… Is William’s family ready? The mysterious appearance of a young girl—brutalized and half dead—has thrown the Crew into a heightened state of disquiet. Aurora and her evil pack of Damned have declared war, and William now wonders if, somehow, the seemingly-innocent girl may be employed in some way as a dangerous weapon in the coming battle. Once she has recovered from her injuries, the girl’s lost memories present a new puzzle the Crew desperately needs to piece together if they are to gain any advantage over their cruel enemies. The revelation of an ancient relic may deliver the critical aid the Crew so direly requires. Its newly-discovered power enables William to delve into the strange girl’s memories, but will the answers be too horrifying for the Crew to accept? Along with the newfound strength found in this lost treasure comes a treacherous caveat, and William must decide if all of the gains gifted to his family are worth the precarious risks it demands. After a gruesome discovery in the woods surrounding their home, the Crew are left with another rose among the thorns. But, true to form, Aurora comes to tear that flower away from the vine and claim an advantage for herself. During the family’s valiant efforts to stop her, Brimmount is critically injured, leaving him with a handicap the rest of the family fear he may not be able to overcome. Caroline, William’s wife, fears her own growing powers, brought to fruition by the duplicitous relic. One of the family members remains missing…and yet another is discovered by happenstance. Can the Crew turn disadvantage to advantage in time to thwart Aurora’s intent to, literally, tear the family to pieces? Will yet another unexpected, but fortunate, homecoming prove enough to turn the tide in the bloody war, the outcome of which will spell the very fate of the human race, as well as that of the ancients? A Fine Line: The Ancients Part II is the continuing story in the A Fine Line series. This third book chronicling the story of William Healthaway and his family—the descendants of an ancient race possessed of powers they are only just learning to control. Fans of historical high drama, with traces of fantasy thrown into the mix, will enjoy this sweeping saga of romance, war, family, death and the supernatural. Enter a world where no one is safe from the wicked clutches of the Damned. Where love, laughter, family and all that is held dear wavers on the knife-edge between life and our eternal slumber. Read now to discover who will survive Aurora’s unrelenting wrath. Start reading the free sample provided above, on this page, now!
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It’s that time again where I need to introduce you to someone special…and this lady is special for oooh so many reasons but here are a few… She is my PA for commissions/paintings… so, she’s your gal if you’re looking for a painted book cover or commission. She is also a fabulous all round good egg…and by that I mean she is ALWAYS promoting her fellow Indie authors and helping peeps out.
Right then! Lets get started, here are links and relevant blurbs to her books… oh and by the way… I painted all her covers *grins*
I’ve been a Guardian for 800 years, and sometimes, even us immortals need a vacation. So when my big sister calls and tells me I’m off for two weeks, I take the opportunity to visit my favorite place: The Hunter’s Moon, a bar for supernaturals only. There’s a few things I want to accomplish while I’m not working: get a grimoire, find a little temporary fun, and make a friend. I did not want to find my soul mate, nearly die, watch a sister give up this life, and see my city in the throes of mass destruction.
What am I supposed to do now? My vacations over, my soul mate’s been kidnapped by a demon I’m not powerful enough to defeat, and Fort Worth, one of the cities I love, is in pieces. If I help the city, I will lose my soul mate; if I help my Alex, I will lose the city. What kind of Guardian would I be if I didn’t do everything in my power to defeat Yuruch? Am I even sure I want to be a Guardian anymore?
Guardian Geneva Archer might be more infamous than famous among the supernaturals in Ft. Worth, but when a sexy werewolf enters her territory, she finds herself face to face with her worst fear: save humanity or save her soulmate?
After 800 years of guarding humanity from the things that make your hair stand on end in the dead of night, Geneva Archer is given a two-week vacation to work out her feelings of loneliness and refresh her spirit. With time on her hands, she goes to her favorite club: a place for supernaturals to gather without worrying about human interference. While there, she meets Alex, a compelling werewolf with a demonic side. But instead of blasting him back to hell like her instincts would normally tell her to do, Geneva falls head over heels.
For Alex, Geneva is an answer to prayer. She can free him from the most notorious demon walking the earth—his father. Yuruch isn’t interested in his offspring’s life, just his body—the perfect body for a demon to inhabit. With Alex’s body and powers, Yuruch will become nearly invincible, able to wreak his hellish destruction on humanity from an impenetrable fortress.
In order to get his hands on Alex, Yuruch kidnaps one of Geneva’s sisters, luring both her and Alex into an ambush. After the botched rescue mission, Alex is possessed by Yuruch, leaving Geneva with a dead sister, a destroyed city and no way to get her soulmate back without giving Yuruch everything he desires.
Can Geneva figure out a way to defeat Yuruch and save Alex without sacrificing the very best of humanity in the process? Does she even want to?
Kissing the Rain
I was happy, living the good life in France. I taught Math and Computer Science, I mentored a group of great kids, and I had my dates—the lovers I visited regularly. Then My father decides it’s time to call me home. If I could, I would ignore him, but I’m a halfling and a demon bound to my father’s voice. When he calls his children, we all have to answer.
I want to be better than I am and I don’t want to help whatever foul plan he’s come up with. I can keep him off my back for a little while with the psychic static of the supernatural club, The Hunter’s Moon, but eventually the club with close and I would rather die than go to him.
My only hope is a petite, fiery Guardian, Geneva Archer. I’ve heard of
her before—she’s famous among supernaturals for her dedication to her work—but can she really help me? I’m a halfling and she’s a Guardian, two of the worlds most infamous enemies.
When Yuruch calls for his children to join him in Ft. Worth, it takes every ounce will will-power Alex has to stay away. He may have to go to Texas, but he would rather die than become his father’s puppet.
This novelette follows Alex in the days leading up to meeting Geneva. If you haven’t already read Kissing Demons, this is your chance to meet the MCs from Alex’s POV.
What’s worse than losing your job? How about losing your life, your home, and everything familiar? I just wanted to work. What did I get in return? A long fucking fall with a sudden stop.
Stranded on earth with little hope for survival and an eternity of banishment ahead of me, I did the only thing I knew—I worked the jobs I could. Until I realized I’d been replaced. Then I got mad.
Eleven thousand years of fighting for my destiny had me broken, bitter, and ready to just give up. And then my best friend blew up Fort Worth and screwed the entire universe in the process. Now I have to save his ass from everyone including the Guardians.
I hate Guardians—those intrusive vixens replaced me, took over my job, and left me utterly useless. But this one, Lavinia, she’s almost as old as I am and she is starting to get under my skin. I can’t concentrate when she’s around—everything about her mystifies me and why the hell do I remember her from before? She shouldn’t even exist! And certainly not in my memory.
Raising Hell….coming soonAuthor information
Jen Winters fell in love with paranormal romance after her daughter was born and she needed a way to escape reality for a few minutes a day. She loved it so much she decided to take her own pen to it.
She is a stay-at-home mom, homeschooling two great kids. She spends her days with the kids and her nights with her book boyfriends. She is grateful to her hubby for all his support and love, and can’t imagine this life without him.
The top-selling world of the Guardians was developed through deeply irreligious conversations with her father who likes to misinterpret scripture as often as humanly possible and a good dose of did-I-just-read-that-! when looking into ancient near eastern mythology and scripture.
Be sure to follow her Amazon author page for updates when she publishes.
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I’m sure plenty of peeps have seen my paintings of Khal Drogo–Jason Momoa from Game of Thrones author GRR Martin, over the years, and just in case some were posted with my name cut off, here they are in full and close up. Check out my page on this site, for more Khal Drogo.
I confess to being obsessed with Mr Momoa and his characters, and because of this ‘healthy’ obsession, I started to write Fanfiction. Those of you who enjoy reading fan-fiction, and particularly hunt for anything to do with Momoa, will know me as Miris
hka. The most read by far are about Khal Drogo & Daenarys, and 50 Shades meets Game of Thrones is the most popular! Entitled quite simply …. Game of Thrones meets 50 shades.
This sizzling snipped from A Morning of Passion, which I have taken from my own book, Demon Within and re-wrote for Dany and Drogo fans is just a small sample from the book, and while it is NOT anything to do with Mr Momoa or Game of Thrones, I know you will relate to Kai of Darkmide and the story.
Water lapped gently against the sides of the copper bath. Drogo sighed as the light captured silver hair draping over the edge towards the floor; Dany was a rare beauty, even if she didn’t fully understand what effect she had on him. Her innocent glances and smiles as he perched in the open window frame were driving him crazy.
‘Why are you grinning?’
He wondered if he should tell her. Drogo inclined his head. ‘Just the sight of you bathing, I know you are happy… and I it makes me happy too.’
Giggling and smoothing the wash cloth up her arm, letting the warm water caress her skin, Dany continued to bathe.
‘I should get out, I’m starting to wrinkle.’
Drogo’s eyes widened when she leaned back against the tub, arching her back and sighing, her breasts rose from beneath the water, making Drogo wish he was in there with her.
He pushed away from his perch and slowly moved towards her. Kneeling, he pulled shimmering locks of her hair through his fingers; soft and silky, silver and white, he could look at it all day.
Quickly pulling a leather strap from one of his braids and holding it between his teeth, he braided the thick mass of hair. Drogo inhaled deeply while playing with the long tresses, tying it securely with the leather, he pulled it through his hands once more before letting it fall.
After rising and taking a towel from the dresser, Drogo held it wide and waited for Dany to leave the comfort of her bath.
‘Let’s go and have breakfast, I’m starving.’
Dany rose, her skin flushed and warm; he purred while watching the droplets of water trickle over her breasts. With strong arms, he enveloped her, holding her tight against him, he began drying her then relaxed his hold as he fell to his knees. Patting her delicate skin his concentration made Dany smile as she stared down.
He performed his task with enthusiasm, not missing any area, and Dany wondered if this was common practice. Drogo gently nudged her legs and grinned wickedly.
‘Open your legs wider.’ His hands moved higher and patted gently on her most sensitive area, his eyes had a feral look about them; they matched his carnal smirk.
‘Are you going to do this every time I take a bath?’ Dany nibbled her lip.
Drogo didn’t look at her and continued working. He was now concentrating his efforts on her legs and feet. She giggled when he raised her foot, and she steadied herself by resting her hands on his shoulders.
Dany’s brows rose. ‘On what?’
‘On whether I get to taste you afterwards.’
Throwing the towel to the side and without warning Drogo’s fingers trailed up her inner thigh and brushed against her intimately. She gasped and flinched at his touch, her body humming with excitement and growing exhilaration.
Soft lips complimented the fleshy pad of his fingertips, followed by an eager tongue lazily sliding between her folds. Dany gripped his shoulders then moved one hand to his head, letting her fingers tangle in his hair.
‘Drogo…’ Breathy and barely audible, Dany could hardly speak.
Hips involuntarily ground against his mouth and without realizing, she found herself tugging at his hair, making him work harder. Drogo’s hot breath fell against her already sizzling flesh; lapping feverishly, his tongue searched every crevice to taste her.
‘I thought you… were hungry?’ Sighing heavily, Dany could hardly catch her breath.
Drogo’s voice was husky, throaty; words a whisper, as he nestled his face between her legs.
His tongue flicked against her hardening nub, sending a sensual shock through her.
If you’d like to read the rest….click Mirishka on Fanfiction for all of my Momoa fanfics..
Good day to you all!
Once I’m organized, *grins* I will have a page dedicted to ‘Awesome Authors’ and on that page will be listed the fabulous peeps who I consider to be amazing!. So for now, until I get that sorted, I’m going to make a blog post of someone who will be on it!
I’m proud to call this fabulous author ‘friend’. She has a heart of gold, puts herself out for other indie authors, friends and bloggers… and I love her to bits. Please welcome, the fabulous, the wonderful writer of hot-fairie-sex… Mistral Dawn!
I will be interviewing her later, but for now I’d like to show you her wares…*giggle*
Please check out her snippets, and if you want a passionate, fairy-BDSM-read, then go and buy her books!!!
You can get in contact with Mistral, or just follow her, on any of the following links.
Amazon Author Page: Amazon Author Page
Now, about those synopsis forher books….
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 Fairie and punishing them for their crimes.
While hunting for the murderer of a child who has escape
d 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 and 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?
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?
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 fee
ling 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?
Today I’m going to make a post concerning someone very special. She’s a wonderful, good hearted, talented lady, and I’m proud to call her my adopted sis. Barbara and I met after I’d written my first book, and we became BFF’s. She is now one of my beta/editors, and I don’t know what I would do without her. So, I’m going to make her post the first to be put on my Awesome Authors page.
Please welcome….Barbara Chioffi!!!!
Barbara has written two books so far, although I know she has a few projects which she is currently working on. So here are her stories, please check them out. She’s a fabulous writer!
Jeza is a gorgeous redhead with a broken heart. One afternoon, she meets a handsome stranger at a local gun range and the sparks fly.
Instant attraction results in a hot romance, but trouble looms on the horizon. Her former abusive boyfriend returns to reclaim her with dangerous intent.
Available on AMAZON
Julia Monroe has been wandering all her life…from one foster home to another, then one job to another. She meets a wealthy man, Robert Flannery, who becomes her employer. His son, Justin, is attrac
ted to Julia, but has a secret she needs to know. One evening, he reveals himself to her; first as his wolf persona, then in his human form. As their relationship develops, Julia learns more
about the secrets the Flannerys hold…ones that will lead to love, friendship, and danger. Due to sexual content, recommended for 18 and older.
Available on AMAZON
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I’m very happy to announce that Ascension Within, third book in the Fallen Angels series will becoming in just a few days!
Editing has gone well, and I’ve only a few more tweaks to make and then it’s going up to Amazon.
I’ve written a short novella at the end of the story, which tells of how it all began. I can’t post a sneaky peek, because it will reveal spoilers which are going to come out in the book.