Monday, June 21, 2021

Pucker Up Monday

 Welcome to Pucker Up Monday. It’s not what you think, lol. Since Mondays do tend to suck, I thought I’d try to start the week off right for y’all.



Thursday, June 17, 2021

Thursday Book Rec

 


White Dragon: Dragon Islands Book One by Kiernan Kelly

 

Blurb: On Moonstone Island, one of the legendary Dragon Islands lives a dragon whose color has been the bane of his existence. Born a white dragon in a world populated by Emerald, Ruby, Onyx, Garnet, Sapphire, Amethyst, and Gold dragon shifters, Dreq has been an outcast all of his life. His color is despised by those of his breed, and he has been allowed to live on the fringes of their society solely because he has been proven fertile, although he has little to no chance of finding a mate.

 

Cooper is a pirate whose ship sinks just off the coast of Moonstone Island. His life is saved by Dreq, and no one is more surprised to find himself attracted to the handsome dragon shifter.

 

Narith is a ruby dragon whose mate has failed to produce a clutch for him. He wants Dreq for the purpose of breeding, and plots to steal him away from Cooper.

 

Will love conquer all on Moonstone Island, and whose clutch will Dreq eventually bear?

 

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B095VY9K6X

 

Monday, June 14, 2021

Pucker Up Monday

 Welcome to Pucker Up Monday. It’s not what you think, lol. Since Mondays do tend to suck, I thought I’d try to start the week off right for y’all.



Thursday, June 10, 2021

Thursday Book Recommendation

These are books I’ve read and really enjoyed. Most of what I talk about will probably be paranormal/scifi but not always. Although it’s rare, I do read some contemporary.


This week is: Cinnamon Roll: Bold Brew Book 9 by Anna Zabo

Blurb: This cinnamon roll has plenty of bite!
Maxime Demers has had an eye on Tom Cedric for a while, watching him flit from one awful man to another. So when Tom pins an ad to the community cork board at Bold Brew, Max can’t resist reading it. Tom’s looking for a play partner—someone who’s not a jerk—and Max knows he could give Tom what he needs. But first he’ll have to get the man to talk to him.
Tom Cedric thinks Max is way out of his league. He’s handsome, intelligent, speaks a billion languages, and can make a person kneel with a single look—too damn good for someone like Tom. But he can’t resist the temptation to talk to the man he’s had a crush on since the moment he laid eyes on him.
The connection between them is immediate, hot, and tempting, and when Max needs a replacement helper for an impact demo he’s giving, Tom jumps at the chance. A demo should be safe, right? A few hours. Clothing on. No stakes. Neither man is prepared when that spark ignites, and Tom is absolutely unprepared to discover the sweet man behind those dominating looks.
Cinnamon Roll is a stand-alone novel in the Bold Brew shared universe, centered around an inclusive coffee shop in a fictional small city. Each steaming hot coffee shop romance can be enjoyed alone, but collect all ten for the most fun!
This twist on a second-chance romance is a 90,000-word cup of steaming hot scenes, a dusting of angst, plenty of fluff, and a guaranteed happy ending!

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Pucker Up Monday--a day late lol

 Welcome to Pucker Up Monday. It’s not what you think, lol. Since Mondays do tend to suck, I thought I’d try to start the week off right for y’all.



Thursday, April 29, 2021

Thursday Book Recommendation

 

These are books I’ve read and really enjoyed. Most of what I talk about will probably be paranormal/scifi but not always. Although it’s rare, I do read some contemporary. 


This week is: Diagnosis Wolf: An MM Paranormal Fantasy Romance by Macy Blake 

 

 

Blurb:

Armed guards, a mystery illness, and an enemy trying to take out his patient were more than a desperate nurse bargained for…

Thanks to his good-for-nothing brother, Andrew needs a job. Fast. He’s left with no choice but to take the mysterious nursing position he’s offered.

They warned him Caleb would be a difficult patient…

Shifters aren’t typically affected by human illnesses, but something’s broken through Caleb’s supernatural defenses, leaving him weak and desperate for answers. When his wolf finally tries to break free after meeting his new nurse, Caleb hopes that he might be saved from whatever illness is slowly killing him.

As Andrew races to learn what’s causing Caleb’s condition, he may lose more than his heart. Because Caleb’s diagnosis? Wolf.

 

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Diagnosis-Wolf-Paranormal-Fantasy-Romance-ebook/dp/B08BHVM4RL

 

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Tuesday Teaser - Bound by War

 


Excerpt from Bound by War


It had been unit years since anything had touched the very core of him.

While he was trying to puzzle that out, there came a muted but livid shout. Concerned, he tried to force his eyes open but had no luck. Trying to raise his arms or moved his legs wasn’t happening either. His body refused to respond.

Stars above, he really was completely helpless. No wonder they didn’t consider him a threat. He wasn’t. Not right now. He needed that IV out of him. The pain medication left him hazy and unable to defend himself.

There was the click of the chart going back to its place and footsteps away from the bed. He heard a swish of a door opening.

“What the hell, Raiden?” Neo asked.

Fuck a black hole. He should’ve known. Where one of this group was, the others were never far behind.

“I heard we transported up a Blishue. I couldn’t believe we allowed that kind of space trash on this ship, so I had to come and see.”




Monday, April 26, 2021

Pucker Up Monday

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Friday, April 23, 2021

Finicky Friday - Breakfast Casserole

 

 


Prep: 25 mins

Cook: 1 hr 15 mins

Total: 1 hr 40 mins

Servings: 12

Yield: 12 servings


Ingredients

1 pound bacon

¼ cup diced onion

¼ cup diced green bell pepper

3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

8 eggs

2 cups milk

1 (16 ounce) package frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed


Directions

Step 1 - Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 7x11 inch casserole dish.

Step 2 - Fry the bacon in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Crumble.

Step 3 - In a large bowl beat together eggs and milk. Mix in cheese, bacon, onion and green pepper. Stir in the thawed hash browns. Pour mixture into prepared casserole.

Step 4 - Cover with aluminum foil and bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake for another 30 minutes until eggs have set.


Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 281 calories; protein 18g; carbohydrates 9.9g; fat 21g; cholesterol 170.6mg; sodium 537.6mg. 

link: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/20900/easter-breakfast-casserole/

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Thursday Book Recommendation

 


These are books I’ve read and really enjoyed. Most of what I talk about will probably be paranormal/scifi but not always. Although it’s rare, I do read some contemporary. 


This week is: Beneath the Opal Arc: Immortal Jewels Volume I: (MM Medieval Fantasy Romance) by Lee Colgin


 

Blurb: As the battle rages around him, Laurence stops to witness a witch casting a powerful magical arc. Werewolves race past, running for cover, but Laurence can’t tear his gaze from the vulnerable spellcaster.

When Remy is injured, he doesn’t expect a vampire to come to his rescue. What is he to Laurence if not dinner? But Laurence carries him to safety, ensures he gets treatment, and protects him from a pack of angry werewolves.

No one knows how long the magical arc will only hold. Frightened by what might happen when it falls, Remy needs to escape the frontlines and find a safe haven before his own people hunt him down for treason.

As sparks fly between the unlikely pair, can they find solace in love, or will the supernatural war claim two more victims?



Beneath the Opal Arc

~A vulnerable witch lost on enemy soil

~A lonely vampire fighting to protect his charge

~A love story neither of them saw coming


Beneath the Opal Arc is an MM Paranormal Romance packed with adventure, a steamy love story, and danger at every turn. This novel contains violence and scenes intended for mature readers.


Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Beneath-Opal-Arc-Immortal-Medieval-ebook/dp/B08M449HD5


Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Tuesday Teaser - Bound by War

 

Excerpt for Bound by War


He was used to the odors of blood, sweat, and the atmospheric bitter scent of a discharged phasers. Added into that was often anger, which had its own acidic flavor. He’d lived with that one for longer than he cared to remember. But this scent made him hunger for something he’d never had before: a partner.

He forced his brain to wade through the fogginess of pain medication, plus dehydration, and reason this out. He discreetly inhaled, and it finally dawned on him.

What he smelled remined him of the ocean and the Ne Reyn. But this was fresh and invigorating, unlike many of Ne Reyn who now carried the scent of anger and fear thanks to a civil war.

This scent was different. Gentler. There was sweetness to it. Unsoiled. It called to him, invading the darkest part of his soul, and teased him with a promise. He just didn’t know a promise of what, though. It had been unit years since anything had touched the very core of him.



Monday, April 19, 2021

Pucker Up Monday

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Friday, April 16, 2021

Finicky Friday - Spicy Tuna Fish Sandwich


 

Prep: 10 mins

Total: 10 mins

Servings: 4

Yield: 4 servings


Ingredients

1 (12 ounce) can tuna, drained

¼ cup Cheddar cheese crumbles (Optional)

8 slices jarred jalapeno pepper, diced, or more to taste

2 tablespoons mayonnaise, or to taste

1 tablespoon pickle relish

1 tablespoon lemon juice (Optional)

½ teaspoon ground black pepper

8 slices bread, toasted


Directions

Step 1 - Stir tuna, Cheddar cheese, diced jalapeno, mayonnaise, relish, lemon juice, and pepper together in a bowl. Spread tuna mixture on a slice of toast and top with remaining slice to make a sandwich.


Cook's Note:

You can eat the tuna on bread, toast, or cook it like a grilled cheese sandwich to make a tuna melt.


Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 322 calories; protein 27.5g; carbohydrates 27.8g; fat 10.6g; cholesterol 36.5mg; sodium 637.2mg. Full Nutrition

Link: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/236734/spicy-tuna-fish-sandwich/

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Thursday Book Recommendation

 

These are books I’ve read and really enjoyed. Most of what I talk about will probably be paranormal/scifi but not always. Although it’s rare, I do read some contemporary. 



This week is: Lord of Time: A M/M Paranormal Romance (Lords of the Multiverse Book 1) by C.G. Rayne

 

Blurb: A contract with a devil…?

 

Gabriel Morgan never imagines his eighteenth birthday will end with the doors of his home being kicked in by gun-wielding thugs intent on stealing away his little sister as payment for his estranged father’s gambling debts. Pushed into an impossible corner, Gabriel is on the brink of doing something unspeakable when billionaire business mogul Darrien Stathos steps into the fray and announces a contract that nullifies all other claims—for Gabriel. Only too willing to be the sacrificial martyr to save his family, the cost of surrendering himself to Darrien, however, may be more than Gabriel bargains for.

 

Demon, alien, vampire, or just a plain human monster rumored to be the international crime lord known as Kairos, Gabriel has heard all whispered about this handsome, yet intimidating, savior. Whispers he is starting to fear are true when he witnesses a few disturbing incidents involving Darrien that cannot be rationally explained. Add to that the constant harassment of a couple of FBI agents intent on unearthing damning evidence that will prove that the crime lord, Kairos, is Darrien’s true face, as well as an assassination attempt on Darrien, and Gabriel starts to think that maybe sharing Darrien’s bed is the least daunting thing he will have to face.

 

Who is Darrien really, and why is he so interested in an ordinary guy like Gabriel, a guy just struggling to help his family make ends meet like millions of others? Gabriel isn’t sure he wants to know the answer, but when has the universe ever given him anything other than the finger?

 

This is a m/m reimagining of the urban fantasy/paranormal romance story previously published as The Supreme Moment. It contains several scorching-hot scenes and mature language with a HFN plot resolution.

 

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Lord-Time-Paranormal-Romance-Multiverse-ebook/dp/B08HVK6XZT

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Tuesday Teaser - Bound by War, The Next Generation Book 4


Except from Bound by War


The cooling unit kicked on, and a breeze drifted across him. It brought with it a tantalizing scent. Brine. Salt. Seaweed. Tangy, but coldly fresh and invigorating. Made him think of sunlight reflecting off gently rolling waves and warm breezes.

Every nerve lit up, but his body was still mostly uncooperative. That scent belonged to someone. Stars above, he wanted to hunt the owner of that scent down, subdue them, and carry them back to his dwelling. He’d provide for them and kill any male who came too close.

Mine.

Mine.

Mine.

He was used to the odors of blood, sweat, and the atmospheric bitter scent of a discharged phasers. Added into that was often anger, which had its own acidic flavor. He’d lived with that one for longer than he cared to remember. But this scent made him hunger for something he’d never had before: a partner.



Monday, April 12, 2021

Pucker Up Monday

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Friday, April 9, 2021

Finicky Friday - Waffle Sandwich with Cheese, Spinach and Spicy Mustard



Prep: 15 mins (will need a waffle iron)

Cook: 5 mins

Total: 20 mins

Servings: 2

Yield: 2 servings


Ingredient 

1 roma (plum) tomato, thinly sliced

salt and ground black pepper to taste

2 teaspoons butter, softened

4 thickly-sliced pieces multigrain bread

1 teaspoon spicy brown mustard

1 cup fresh spinach, or to taste

4 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese

2 teaspoons chopped sweet onion


Directions

Step 1 - Preheat a waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions.


Step 2 - Arrange tomato slices on a work surface, pouring off any excess juice. Season tomato slices with salt and pepper.


Step 3 - Spread 1/2 teaspoon butter onto 1 side of each bread slice. Lay 1 bread slice, butter-side down, in the hot waffle iron. Spread 1/2 teaspoon mustard onto bread slice in waffle iron; top with 1/4 cup spinach, 2 slices mozzarella cheese, 1 teaspoon onion, half the tomato slices, and 1/4 cup spinach, respectively. Lay 1 slice bread, butter-side up, atop the spinach layer.


Step 4 - Close waffle iron and toast sandwich until lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Repeat with remaining ingredients.


Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 284 calories; protein 18.6g; carbohydrates 24.2g; fat 14.3g; cholesterol 51.2mg; sodium 656mg. 

Link: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/236550/waffle-sandwich-with-cheese-spinach-and-spicy-mustard/  

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Thursday Book Recommendation

 

These are books I’ve read and really enjoyed. Most of what I talk about will probably be paranormal/scifi but not always. Although it’s rare, I do read some contemporary. 


This week is: Timber Pack Chronicles by Rob Colton 


 

Blurb:

The object of Parker Montgomery's crush is big man on campus Colton Butler, who is much more than he appears to be.

Colton has been watching Parker from a distance, patiently waiting for the day when he will finally be able to claim his destined mate.

When Parker is threatened by a rogue wolf, Colton's instincts take over and he finds that his actions have consequences that threaten to tear his pack apart.

 

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IPUMQ0O

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Tuesday Teaser

 


Short excerpt from Bound by War (The Next Generation)


“He was unconscious when found, so because of his injuries, it was best to keep him sedated during treatment.”

They thought he was sedated. Foolish Tah’Narians. Their king’s mate was standing within striking distance, and no one had double check to see if he was indeed knocked out. He also was not restrained.

Did they feel that safe around him? Or was it because he had been beaten? He’d had far worse and still did what needed to be done. And Tah’Narians called their selves warriors. They should know better than this.

On the other hand, his body wasn’t responding like he’d have liked. Between the drowsiness and the feelings of heaviness, maybe he wasn’t the threat he normally was. Even his thoughts were somewhat sluggishness. A headache hid behind his eyes, but that was probably from the numerous hits to the head thanks to Ogill.

“He’s… he’s….”

The sweet sound of bells tinkled as someone tiptoed closer until they were right beside the medibed. He purposely kept his body relaxed so not to give away the ruse that he was unconscious. Amazing how close they came to him. No Blishue would take such a chance.

The cooling unit kicked on, and a breeze drifted across him. It brought with it a tantalizing scent. Brine. Salt. Seaweed. Tangy, but coldly fresh and invigorating. Made him think of sunlight reflecting off gently rolling waves and warm breezes.



Monday, April 5, 2021

Pucker Up Monday

Welcome to Pucker Up Monday. It's not what you think, lol. Since Mondays do tend to suck, I though I'd try to start the week off right for y'all.



Friday, April 2, 2021

Finicky Friday - Grandma's Famous Salmon Cakes

 


Prep: 10 mins

Cook: 20 mins

Total: 30 mins

Servings: 4

Yield: 4 servings



Ingredients

1 (14.75 ounce) can salmon, drained and flaked

2 eggs, beaten

1 small onion, diced

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

3 tablespoons vegetable oil


Directions

Step 1- Pick through the salmon and remove any bones. In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs and add the diced onion, salmon and pepper. Mix thoroughly.

Step 2 - Shape into 2 ounce patties; about 7 or 8 patties. *I'd refrigerate the cakes once shaped for 20-30 minutes then go to the next step. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the oil. Fry each patty for 5 minutes on each side or until crispy and golden brown.


Link: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/24509/grandmas-famous-salmon-cakes/

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Thursday Book Recommendation

 


These are books I’ve read and really enjoyed. Most of what I talk about will probably be paranormal/scifi but not always. Although it’s rare, I do read some contemporary.  


This week is: A Strong Hand by Catt Ford 

 



Blurb: 

Nicholas Sayers, needing money for college, takes a job as assistant to infamous photographer Damian Wolfe. It's just taking pictures, right? Wrong. While Nick has never questioned what kind of man he is or what he truly wants in life, working for Damian during a BDSM photo shoot opens his eyes to all sorts of sexual possibilities, and many of them include the handsome Mr. Wolfe.

 

Damian has serious doubts about getting involved with a younger man who knows nothing about the BDSM lifestyle, but Nick's adventurous and humorous approach to new experiences is far too alluring to resist. Although he knows it might be a mistake, Damian takes Nick into his life.

 

Flirting on the edges of control, submission, and pain excites Nick more than he would have ever dreamed possible. With Damian, Nick learns about his own deeply hidden desires and finds out that relinquishing control doesn’t make him weak—having someone else in control of his sexual pleasure simply heightens it. And the reverse is true for Damian: Control turns him on. So they set out to explore these sensual boundaries together, neither expecting to find love along the way.

 

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Strong-Hand-Catt-Ford-ebook/dp/B0026FCJY2

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Tuesday Teaser (a day late lol) for Bound by War

 



“OH MY gods.”

The sudden exclamation jerked Torin awake, but he kept his eye closed and maintained his steady heart rate while trying to figure out where he was and how much danger he was in.

“He’s quite the specimen, isn’t he? I was going to comm you later. How’s Kia doing?”

Torin flipped through his mental database trying to place the name, but he was still too foggy.

“He’s fine. I think seeing Ogill killed helped him move on.”

He still couldn’t place the name Kia, but he’d worry about that later. Hearing Ogill was dead thrilled him. Good. That meant Dossi more than likely had assumed Ogill’s position, that was if Dossi was still alive.

She had been taken captive by the queen, who was also her mother. Dossi had been tortured for standing against the crown. The females in power were nearly as twisted as the Blishue. It was the ultimate compliment as far as a Blishue was concerned. He no longer agreed.

“Oh gods, Neo. This is the Blishue who helped the resistance, isn’t it? Is he okay?”

Torin struggled to keep his breathing steady. Neo. Well now, he certainly knew that name, and it helped explained where he was. Neo was king consort and mate to Hamza, the ruler of Tah’Nar. The Tah’Narians knew he was a double agent, but for one of them to be concerned about his welfare was shocking. Even more so was the effort put in to save him.

“He’s okay, and yes, he’s the spy. Unfortunately, we don’t know his name yet.”

So they hadn’t figured out his identity. Interesting. Eyes still shut, he listened closely. The king consort moved to the foot of the bed and picked up something that rattle. Ah, yes, that was right. Neo was a doctor too, so that rattle was most likely his chart.

“He was unconscious when found, so because of his injuries, it was best to keep him sedated during treatment.”




Monday, March 29, 2021

Frost's Bite (The Mystic Bay Series Book 3) has been released!

 

Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0912Q73ML



He’s what things that go bump in the night fear.

Tragedy brings the ice elemental, Nicholas Frost, to America and lands him on the doorstep of the High Council. While surrounded by a group of Guardians who question his offer to kill the vampire Jackson, Nicholas stumbles across the man fate has decreed his. Although overjoyed, the secret he hides is now in jeopardy of being revealed.

Something lethal lurks within.

Cold. Powerful. Feared. A killer. Like the softly falling snow, Nicholas is silent and deadly. Always alone. Always guarded. His abilities are unrivaled, and other paranormals avoid him. With good reason.

And the man fate has paired him with is a truthsayer—a living lie detector.

Guardian Jonas Parker is convinced fate has made a monumental mistake. Guardian lifespans are practically eternal. Elementals only live a couple of hundred years. No way that golden thread which links them means what he thinks it does. Surely fate wouldn’t gift him with a man he’ll outlive?

Jonas is a truthsayer, which is difficult enough. Add in the chance of an accidental surface reading if he touches bare skin, and no one is willing to get close to him. Jonas can dig into anyone’s psyche and unearth all their secrets regardless if they’re willing are not.

No secret can remain hidden from him.

While Nicholas and Jonas struggle to figure out how a mating can work between two such different paranormals, Jackson plots. As the final battle looms on the horizon for the men of Mystic Bay, a terrifying prospect has emerged—something not even Nicholas and the others may be able to defeat.




Thursday, March 25, 2021

Thursday Book Recommendation

 

These are books I’ve read and really enjoyed. Most of what I talk about will probably be paranormal/scifi but not always. Although it’s rare, I do read some contemporary.

 

This week is: Red Heir (Adventures in Aguillon Book 1) by Lisa Henry & Sarah Honey 

 

Blurb:

Imprisoned pickpocket Loth isn't sure why a bunch of idiots just broke into his cell claiming they’re here to rescue the lost prince of Aguillon, and he doesn’t really care. They’re looking for a redheaded prince, and he’s more than happy to play along if it means freedom. Then his cranky cellmate Grub complicates things by claiming to be the prince as well. 

Now they’re fleeing across the country and Loth’s stuck sharing a horse and a bedroll with Grub while imitating royalty, eating eel porridge, and dodging swamp monsters and bandits. 

Along the way, Loth discovers that there’s more to Grub than meets the eye. Under the dirt and bad attitude, Grub’s not completely awful. He might even be attractive. In fact, Loth has a terrible suspicion that he’s developing feelings, and he’s not sure what to do about that. He’d probably have more luck figuring it out if people would just stop trying to kill them. 

Still, at least they’ve got a dragon, right?

 

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08BTJH8GF


Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Frost's Bite (The Mystic Bay Series Book 3) is COMING VERY SOON~

 

Blurb: 

He’s what things that go bump in the night fear.

Tragedy brings the ice elemental, Nicholas Frost, to America and lands him on the doorstep of the High Council. While surrounded by a group of Guardians who question his offer to kill the vampire Jackson, Nicholas stumbles across the man fate has decreed his. Although overjoyed, the secret he hides is now in jeopardy of being revealed.

Something lethal lurks within.

Cold. Powerful. Feared. A killer. Like the softly falling snow, Nicholas is silent and deadly. Always alone. Always guarded. His abilities are unrivaled, and other paranormals avoid him. With good reason.

And the man fate has paired him with is a truthsayer—a living lie detector.

Guardian Jonas Parker is convinced fate has made a monumental mistake. Guardian lifespans are practically eternal. Elementals only live a couple of hundred years. No way that golden thread which links them means what he thinks it does. Surely fate wouldn’t gift him with a man he’ll outlive?

Jonas is a truthsayer, which is difficult enough. Add in the chance of an accidental surface reading if he touches bare skin, and no one is willing to get close to him. Jonas can dig into anyone’s psyche and unearth all their secrets regardless if they’re willing are not.

No secret can remain hidden from him.

While Nicholas and Jonas struggle to figure out how a mating can work between two such different paranormals, Jackson plots. As the final battle looms on the horizon for the men of Mystic Bay, a terrifying prospect has emerged—something not even Nicholas and the others may be able to defeat.


Excerpt:

WHEN ALONE in the snow-covered hills, peace prevailed. Outside noise fled, and silence was a constant companion. It wrapped cold arms around all it touched, offering the feeling of being the only person to have ever walked this path.

To Nicholas, it was paradise.

Funny how those feelings reversed in an abandoned building. There was something sinister about a structure obviously erected at great expense, then simply left unused. And in the dark of night? Well, the mind plays tricks, asking what monster skulked through the corridors, waiting to sink its greedy claws into unprotected flesh.

Nicholas was that monster.

Satisfied he heard only one beating heart, he crept forward. After dodging barbed-wire fencing, he pushed his way through thick foliage, moving soundlessly toward the towering, decrepit warehouse. Finding an unlocked side entrance, he slipped into the building.

It had been allowed to fall into disrepair and suffered from vandalism. Trash littered the floor, and every window he passed had been shattered. Broken beams of moonlight fought the darkness as Nicholas walked the maze of twisting corridors toward the open, main floor.

As he drew closer, he expanded his senses. Good. Still only the one beating heart in all the silence, along with the stench of cigarettes now. Such a nasty habit. But it did have its uses—like disguising scent. He lifted his hand, and a rather strong blast of arctic air flooded the immediate area.

“Fucking hell! Dammit, Frost.”

Nicholas chuckled. Yes, he imagined his informant didn’t appreciate the chilliness, since he was ectothermic. That’s what he got for smoking. While Nicholas did request this meet, and knew the paranormal waiting for him, he wouldn’t relax his guard. A lax assassin was a dead assassin.

He sniffed the air currents again. Nothing human had been there in a long time. The only living paranormal inside was the one who Nicholas expected. Nothing undead lay in wait, either. To him, vampires smelled slightly musty with a hint of moss. And, as odd as it sounded, decaying mushrooms.

Satisfied no one else lurked, he strolled onto the main floor. 




Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Tuesday Teaser - Bound by War, The Next Generation Book 4

 


BEEP.


WHOOSH.

Beeeeep.

Whoosh

The sounds of fighting had faded. Hopefully Princess Dossi and her supporters had won the civil war and overthrown Queen Ogill. If so, then what he’d done hadn’t been in vain. His heart slowed. Maybe now he could find peace.

“Hey, I’m sorry. You’re right. All of us are under stress, and yes, we’re as uncomfortable around you as you’re around us. But ever since I found out about the spy, I’ve been worried about him, and I don’t give a damn if he is a Blishue.”

Torin didn’t recognize the speaker.

“I apologize for my outburst. But you need to be prepared. It’s bad.”

He did recognize Impur, though.

“By the gods! I’m having him transported to the Unity immediately!”