Blood Ties Paperback Giveaway

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I’ve just set up another #Amazongiveaway and this time it’s for a paperback. Blood Ties, the first book in the Blood Trilogy can be winging it’s way to you! All you have to do is enter…no purchase necessary.

The paperback is a little bit special. I created custom lettering for the interior and it looks fab!

Here’s a sneaky peek! (warning…sizzling hot)

 

Sweat ran down Keagen’s muscular back as he pressed the female against the wall. His rock-hard body, with perfect proportions and stamina that would outlast a stable of thoroughbred racehorses, was nowhere near to flagging. He’d pounded the woman for the last hour, nonstop. The female on the receiving end of his attention cried herself hoarse more than twenty minutes earlier. She needed to rest, but large hands cupped her ass, supporting her weight, and only when he’d had enough would he let her down.

With the air-con turned up high the smell of fresh sweat and sex hung in the air. Keagen loved to fuck; he had some catching up to do after his sex-starved existence for the first part of his adult life. Puffing out a few quick breaths, he built up his pace. He was ready for a beer and wanted the woman out of his room.

Keagen was tall, muscular, and stronger than most men were, although he wasn’t exactly a man. His genes were human DNA with a hint of animal, courtesy of Solgen Laboratories. It wasn’t common knowledge what the company did, and their labs were all in secret locations. Only their financial backers knew where they were. Who supported them was unclear. Possibly the government, private military organizations, or even wealthy dictators; no one knew. You would not find any documentation about it. It wasn’t legal what they were doing, that’s for sure.

Keagen tracked and hunted escapees and always caught his prey, but just one eluded him, and it pissed him off. Nevertheless, he was closing in, and soon he’d return to base with his prize in tow. Given free reign to come and go as he pleased, Keagen enjoyed the freedom, and as long as he brought in the bounty, all was well. Sometimes out in the field for days or weeks at a time, he upheld contact by phone; a check-in, but he wasn’t worried. Sometimes he needed ‘Keagen’ time. Holed up at his secret hideaway, or a motel, where a steady stream of females frequented his room, he could easily fob off his supervisor. The geneticists made the mistake of giving him just a little too much intelligence. Consequently, his IQ already rivaled some of the top minds in the world, and he was smart enough to hide that fact from his testers.

Grunting and hissing through gritted teeth, Keagen screamed his orgasm as he fucked the flagging woman; those last deep thrusts into her satisfied pussy filling the room with a guttural cry. Throwing his head back, his wet hair slapped against his shoulders. The muscles in his thighs held the female firmly against the wall for a few moments until his hips finally stilled and finished jerking. Catching his breath, he rested his head against the cool plaster before releasing the sighing woman. As she tried to stand her knees buckled, but he quickly scooped her up and laid her on the bed.

While he left her to recover, he went into the bathroom and rested his hands on the vanity unit. Looking at his sweat-ridden face, his drenched hair clung to his skin. He grinned. The cold water refreshed his sweating skin when he splashed it over his face. Keagen took a minute to cool down before turning and leaning against the unit while wiping his face with a towel.

He’d heard that he was close, and tomorrow Keagen intended to introduce himself. In the meantime, he would spend the rest of the evening relaxing with a few beers now he’d satisfied his other needs. Appreciating the female’s attention, but ready for her to leave, he turned on the charm.

Returning to the bedroom where his latest conquest recovered, he smirked.

“Are you ready for another round?” Keagen knew the answer, but this was a tried and tested method. “I can go all-night.” Drawing nearer to the bed, he palmed his cock.

“It’s already gonna take me a week to recover, so I’m gonna have to pass.” The female rolled onto her side and watched his hand moving as her mouth curved into a slow, delighted smile.

Keagen frowned. “Aw, really?”

“I’ve never met anyone like you, but as much as I’d love to stay, I need to sleep.” She laughed and pushed off the bed to gather her clothing from the floor. While stepping into her panties, she looked up at him. “We’ll have to do that again, after I’ve recovered.”

“That would be great,” Keagen lied as he sidestepped to grab his pants from the chair. “You’re gonna think I’m an asshole, but I’ve forgotten your name.”

“Nah, I don’t. I can’t remember yours either.” She snorted.

“Ouch!”

“Welcome to the 21st century. I’m Ellie.”

Keagen beamed. “Beautiful name. It was a pleasure, Ellie.” He pulled a black T over a muscled chest and then smoothed thick hair into a ponytail, tying it with a band. “I’m Keagen. I’ll give you a ride home, seeing as though you’re having trouble walking.”

Ellie finished zipping up her dress and grabbed her purse before heading for the door. Keagen held it open.

“You’re a true gent.” Her heart raced at the thought of meeting for a follow up, but realistically she knew that wasn’t going to happen. Hot men didn’t fall into her lap that often, especially ones like Keagen.

 

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on January 18, 2016
Kaegen is a genetically engineered superhuman. Gabriel is a werewolf. They both have been subjects in an illegal, undocumented laboratory and victims of the sadistic Dr. Keller. Gabriel escaped at the first opportunity, but Kaegen was turned into a weapon by the evil scientist, and he was sent to find Gabriel and bring him back to a cage. And that’s just where the action starts! 🙂
I read this book in one sitting! Once I got started, the fast-paced action sucked me in and kept me on the edge of my seat. The romance and sexual tension between the characters was great, and the sex scenes were super hot! This story is just getting started, and I can’t wait for the next book! 🙂

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URBAN FANTASY AUDIOBOOK – BLOOD TIES

Urban Fantasy – Blood Ties Audio book sample

I’m getting excited now! Blood Ties is almost finished.Scott Richard Ehredt has advised he’ll be ready to complete the recording by 26th January! He is performing magnificently, and I know you’re gonna love this audio book.

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If you like urban fantasy then you will love this book! Here’s a written sample from Blood Ties. You can go to the page on this site for all the details, snippets, links &  reviews. 

 

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Blood Ties – Urban Fantasy added to Kindle-Unlimited

I’ve just added Blood Ties to Kindle-unlimited...so those of you who haven’t bought it yet can read for free under Amazon’s program.

The hunter becomes the hunted…

Keagen was tall, muscular, and stronger than most men were, although he wasn’t exactly a man. His genes were human DNA with a hint of animal, courtesy of Solgen Laboratories. It wasn’t common knowledge what the company did, and their labs were all in secret locations. Only their financial backers knew where they were. Who supported them was unclear. Possibly the government, private military organizations, or even wealthy dictators; no one knew. You would not find any documentation about it. It wasn’t legal what they were doing, that’s for sure.
Keagen tracked and hunted escapees and always caught his prey, but just one eluded him. Gabriel, a lycan.

K 3 4 G E N is Solgen Laboratories number one hunter. He’s genetically enhanced and has a high IQ, heightened senses, and thanks to lycan DNA, he is stronger and faster than any man. It’s taken him a year to find Solgen Labs most wanted escapee; Gabriel, a lycan, and K 3 4 G E N is finally bringing him in, but despite his one hundred percent retrieval rate, his title and life are about to expire.
The labs have created a new hunter, a female. G H 0 5 C T – She’s faster, stronger, and has a new genetic enhancement that gives her the edge. She’s a trained killer, and is eager to replace K 3 4 G E N, robbing him of his title and crown.
Feeling betrayed, K 3 4 G E N turns to his enemy, Gabriel. He hands Gabriel a file containing details of his sister, who was executed at the hands of Dr. Keller, the founder of Solgen Labs. Seeking an alliance, he offers to help Gabriel find out what happened to his sister.
Gabriel must make a choice; trust the hunter, or run and hide as he had done previously.

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Book Cover release for Blood Brothers

I’m showing you the  book cover for my sequel to urban fantasy Blood Ties,  the 2nd book in the Blood Trilogy, Blood Brothers.

I know, we’ve only just had a book cover release for Blood Ties! However, I’m really enjoying writing the 2nd book and have prepared the cover.

Our dynamic duo, Keagen and Gabriel have their work cut out for them again in the 2nd book.

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Ghost, our genetically enhanced kick-ass female is finally going to learn who she is. Uh-oh… get ready.

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Here’s a sneaky peek. I can’t give too much because there are spoilers!

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For the fifth night in a row, Keagen awoke to the sound of Ghost shouting. He expected this would happen. Leaving the employment of Solgen Laboratories was a difficult adjustment. Gone were the money, fast cars, weapons, and security, not to mention the title of top hunter. It would be difficult for her to adjust, but she would manage, eventually.

Welcome to the real world.

Jumping from his bed, Keagen rushed to Ghost’s room to find her in a state of unrest. She thrashed her head from side to side, unable to wake from the nightmare. Once more, she shouted in Russian.

“Nyet, spasibo! Ya ne khochu!”

“Wake up!”

Keagen roused Ghost from the nightmare. She lay on the bed, glaring up at him. Sweat soaked her hair and skin as she stared, wide-eyed and breathing heavily.

Perching on the edge of the bed, he pulled her into his arms and smoothed wet hair from around her face. “You’re okay. I’ve got you.”

Her terrors had become a nightly occurrence, and Keagen knew all too well what that was like. He’d been through it. Only time lessened the frequency, but they never stopped completely. Leaving the protection of Solgen Laboratories wasn’t a tough choice for him, once he learned about the early retirement they planned for him. While he was top dog, he would never have dreamed of leaving. But on discovery of the plans to replace him with Ghost, he had no choice.

Ghost closed her eyes and nodded. “I’m okay. Thank you.”

“Same shit?”

“Yeah.” She frowned. “I don’t know who the man is, but he keeps after me… I wish it would stop.” Ghost wiped away the sweat from her forehead.

“It will. It just takes time.” Keagen smiled. “You want me to get you something to drink?”

Shaking her head, Ghost sighed. “No, I’m good.”

As much as Keagen wished to stay in her room, it wasn’t helping his libido. Since Ghost had moved in, he’d refrained from driving into town to satisfy his aching balls. Abstinence wasn’t on his preferred list of activities. He was a natural predator and needed sex. Often. He couldn’t deny his initial feelings of hatred for the former hunter when he learned of her existence, but since they’d teamed up to take on Solgen, she was rapidly growing on him.

Breaking the hold, he jumped to his feet. “Okay, let me know if you need anything.”

“Did you find out anything about me yet?”

“Nah, I’m still trying to hack my way in. I don’t know why it’s proving difficult. I must be losing my touch,” he smirked. “Don’t worry. I won’t give up. This fucker is annoying me now. I’m gonna crack it, or die trying. Try to get some rest.”

Returning to his room, he settled back in bed. Hacking was one of his most precious skills, and he wasn’t going to let this issue get the better of him. Opening the laptop, he thought he’d have another go despite the mind-crunching pain in his head telling him to rest. For the last two days, a headache plagued him. He couldn’t put his finger on it, but he wasn’t on top of his game, and it annoyed the crap out of him. Keagen didn’t do half measures. He liked to win. Always. The determination to get into the encoded files was the most important item on his to-do list. For whatever reason, the coding on Ghost’s files was different from the others he’d hacked. If it took him all night, he didn’t care. He needed this information for himself, not just Ghost.

It was a mystery why she spoke Russian in all of the dreams. When Ghost was awake, she couldn’t speak the language. The secret was in her files. It had to be. Someone really didn’t want the information leaking. Keagen managed to break into his own files within days of learning about the other hunters. He was sure Keller and the lab geeks knew he had. As though it was accepted behavior for all super IQ hunters to go snooping. Ghost already tried but didn’t get anywhere, and now it was up to him.

He rubbed his forehead and groaned. Migraines weren’t something he suffered with, and yet this fucker was persistent, if nothing else. Always wary of taking meds, he usually avoided them. Once warned by someone at the labs that it could fuck with the viruses’ that rampaged through his body while the gene splicing took hold, he made it a policy to stay clear of all pills and potions, unless administered directly from Keller or his underling.

For the next two hours, his fingers worked the keys, and just as the first glimmering light from dawn crept into his room, he finally hit the jackpot.

“Gotcha, motherfucker!”

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Urban Fantasy Paranormal Romance Blood Ties is the perfect read if you like books with alpha females as well as alpha males.

It’s not just the guys that are kick-ass in Blood Ties. Meet G H 0 5 C T. She’s genetically enhanced, and she’s the newer model.

This fast-action fantasy book is a page turner. It’s the first in a new series, and book two, Blood Brothers is in production.

Blood Ties is available in eBook, Paperback and coming soon within the next two weeks to audio book.

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Julie Nicholls has done it again! In Blood Ties, we meet Keagen, a product of Solgen Laboratories, taken in trade from his addict father at the age of twelve. Programmed by Dr. Keller with super intelligence and a killer instinct, he is perfection in his design.

Gabriel, another product of Solgen Labs, also courtesy of Dr. Keller, is Keagen’s target. A wolf shifter, he escapes after years of physical testing and abuse, settling in a small town, seeking refuge. Meeting Lyssa, also a shifter, he feels an instant attraction and their relationship grows stronger.

Keagen makes his appearance and the sparks fly. There is action, intrigue, deception, and lots of hot romance. The characters come alive through Ms. Nicholls writing and, as with her other books, they are memorable. As I read, thoughts of the writing of Sherrilyn Kenyon came to mind. This book is that good.

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Blood Ties is a great start to a promising trilogy featuring an intriguing cast of genetically engineered humans and lycans. This book has it all–science fiction, fantasy, action, adventure, and erotic sex scenes.

One of the elements in this book I found most enjoyable was the relationship that grew between Keagen and Gabriel. It reminded me of some of the “buddy movies” of the past–Lethal Weapon, Rush Hour, etc. Keagen, the genetically enhanced hunter, often shows a humorous side that Gabriel, a lyca and formerly Keagen’s prey, eventually comes to appreciate. Lyssa, Gabriel’s love interest and also a lycan, is sweet but no slouch when threatened. I also loved the minor character Tiny; he’s a real scene-stealer!

I’ll be impatiently waiting for the follow up to learn more about Ghost, Keagen’s female counterpart. She’s got a top secret ability most women would love to have. No, I’m not going to tell you what it is. No spoilers from me.

Bottom line–I recommend this book. I was given an ARC from the author in exchange for my honest review, but if I hadn’t, I would have purchased it with no regrets.

BLOOD TIES-COVER REVEAL

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I’m proud to reveal my latest cover the first book in a new trilogy. The first book is titled, Blood Ties. 

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It’s going to be available Monday, 4th January, 2016 on all platforms.

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Blood Ties is a paranormal/shifter/romance story.

Meet K 3 4 G E N – He’s not quite human.

Sweat ran down Keagen’s muscular back as he pressed the female against the wall. His rock-hard body, with perfect proportions and stamina that would outlast a stable of thoroughbred racehorses, was nowhere near to flagging. He’d pounded the woman for the last hour, nonstop. The female on the receiving end of his attention cried herself hoarse more than twenty minutes earlier. She needed to rest, but large hands cupped her ass, supporting her weight, and only when he’d had enough would he let her down.

With the air-con turned up high the smell of fresh sweat and sex hung in the air. Keagen loved to fuck; he had some catching up to do after his sex-starved existence for the first part of his adult life. Puffing out a few quick breaths, he built up his pace. He was ready for a beer and wanted the woman out of his room.

Keagen was tall, muscular, and stronger than most men were, although he wasn’t exactly a man. His genes were human DNA with a hint of animal, courtesy of Solgen Laboratories. It wasn’t common knowledge what the company did, and their labs were all in secret locations. Only their financial backers knew where they were. Who supported them was unclear. Possibly the government, private military organizations, or even wealthy dictators; no one knew. You would not find any documentation about it. It wasn’t legal what they were doing, that’s for sure.

Keagen tracked and hunted escapees and always caught his prey, but just one eluded him, and it pissed him off. Nevertheless, he was closing in, and soon he’d return to base with his prize in tow. Given free reign to come and go as he pleased, Keagen enjoyed the freedom, and as long as he brought in the bounty, all was well. Sometimes out in the field for days or weeks at a time, he upheld contact by phone; a check-in, but he wasn’t worried. Sometimes he needed ‘Keagen’ time. Holed up at his secret hideaway, or a motel, where a steady stream of females frequented his room, he could easily fob off his supervisor. The geneticists made the mistake of giving him just a little too much intelligence. Consequently, his IQ already rivaled some of the top minds in the world, and he was smart enough to hide that fact from his testers.

Grunting and hissing through gritted teeth, Keagen screamed his orgasm as he fucked the flagging woman; those last deep thrusts into her satisfied pussy filling the room with a guttural cry. Throwing his head back, his wet hair slapped against his shoulders. The muscles in his thighs held the female firmly against the wall for a few moments until his hips finally stilled and finished jerking. Catching his breath, he rested his head against the cool plaster before releasing the sighing woman. As she tried to stand her knees buckled, but he quickly scooped her up and laid her on the bed.

Meet Gabriel – Lycan

It was quiet in the smoke-filled bar. Just the gentle humming from the waitress broke the silence. Drew’s was a rundown place where the locals piled in after work. Mostly hanging out for just a few drinks to wind down before heading home, they used it as a stopgap, preparing for more stress from either home life, or a second job. There were the regulars who propped up the bar day and night. Jack, one of the old-timers, spent all his time drooling over the young women as they tended bar. Occasional delivery trucks would hole up in the parking lot and the drivers would drop in for coffee, just to keep from falling asleep on long hauls. Smokey and dark, subdued lighting with wood paneling covering the walls and an unvarnished wooden floor, it was a place to relax and ponder.

Gabriel was a regular and sat at the end of the bar in his usual place. From his vantage point, he could view the entire room. He didn’t have children or work to unwind from, but still enjoyed a cool beer. Without turning his head, the washroom and entrance were all visible. He could see everyone come and go with ease. Sitting quietly, he’d listen. Unless someone started the conversation first, he’d barely speak, but take in everything.

The quiet town appealed to Gabriel. Moving here just over a year ago, he settled in easily and found a place to stay. After renovating a cabin just on the edge of town, it gave him the seclusion he desired. He could take a short drive into suburbia and have everything he needed before returning to the solace he preferred. He kept to himself and avoided confrontations. Causing trouble wasn’t in his nature. However, he came over as someone who didn’t take crap, and he would let small annoyances slide until he reached a breaking point, then you didn’t want to be around to see the fall out. On a few occasions, Gabriel let people know he wasn’t someone they should fuck with, earning him respect shortly afterward. In sleepy town bars, there’s always someone dropping by to stir up the calm. Stepping in to deal with troublemakers made him the resident bouncer. There was never any exchange of cash; he didn’t need a regular job. He just did it. Drew made sure he never went thirsty and all drinks were on the house for keeping the place brawl-free, which suited Gabriel. The more beer, the better, and he didn’t like having his peace and quiet disturbed; it was a win-win situation.

Watching Lyssa brought out his more human characteristics; he’d not always had those. A year ago, he was nothing more than a caged animal. He tried not to think about the past, but occasionally something would trigger his thoughts.

Taking a mouthful of beer, he watched everyone and everything. Casually watching Jack eye up the sweet piece of ass, he grinned. He’d been close, and was still working on getting closer. Never short of female attention, Gabriel made up for lost time as soon as he broke free from his captors. There wasn’t a huge choice of pussy in Dewburn Falls, but quality, not quantity was the issue here. Lyssa would succumb to him, eventually. Women couldn’t resist him. He was astounded she’d lasted this long; he had a feeling she’d be worth the wait. Continuing his advances and hoping for a victory soon, Lyssa proved an interesting challenge.

He wasn’t sure if it was luck, or fate, that brought him here, but finding two female lycans was a surprise. Taking a drink, he smiled as his thoughts turned to Sally. He’d been in town only two weeks and gotten lucky with her.

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SNEAKY PEEK FROM BLOOD TIES

Hey Peeps,

I know I keep saying Blood Ties is coming…and I promise it is! The first book in this new Paranormal-romance series is currently with the editor and I hope to have a release date in another week or so.

The chances are it will be a Jan 2016 release, so stay tuned because I’ll be putting it up on offer for the first few days. In the mean time, here’s a sneaky peek…just to wet your appetite.blood ties banner gabriel

(I still can’t show you the cover yet, but I will… soon!)

Gabriel squeezed her tighter; growling softly as her hand smoothed across his chest and lower. He made her happy, which in turn, made him happy, and so everything was right with the world. Not expecting to find a female like him when he left his family, he often thought about his past life. Leaving the pack when he was just 20 his life could have been different if he’d stayed. He thought he knew it all. How wrong he was.

Distracted by slender fingers unzipping his jeans, Gabriel quickly returned from the past, and groaned when Lyssa’s warm hand palmed his hardening cock. Despite wanting to hold onto her virginity for a little longer, Lyssa wasn’t stingy with other pleasures and loved to get Gabriel off with either her hand or mouth. Watching while he palmed his cock, she teased him with exploring fingers on herself, was a personal favorite for both. Often Gabriel had commented it drove him crazy. Shown something he couldn’t have, yet receiving something else to soothe the ache, was exciting. He knew one day she’d want more and each time they played, and that time grew closer.

Gabriel rolled Lyssa onto her back and smothered her mouth with his in a deep, branding kiss. He excelled at everything, and kissing with perfectly formed lips was his specialty. Of course, his tongue came a close second, and Lyssa wondered how she had resisted him for so long once he started licking her. This would be her undoing. When he worked on that one spot with his fingers and his tongue, she was close to submitting.

Gabriel’s kiss warmed her throughout, and she mewed against his open mouth as he drew nearer for another panty-wetting kiss, and it didn’t take long for her leg, draped over his hip, to start pulling against him.