Friday, June 26, 2015

Twisted Tales is released!

Thank you so much for hosting us as we celebrate the release of Twisted Tales, A Paranormal Anthology. It features Phoenix Johnson, Stacey Jaine McIntosh, Gina A. Watson, Cherie Nightingale, Jordanne Fuller, Sandra Wiltjer, Liz Butcher and Carole Weave-Lane.

Witches, ghosts, fae and demons. These are just a few of the paranormal creatures that lurk within these Twisted Tales.

Eight talented authors from different writing backgrounds have come together in this anthology to spin stories of beings we find only in our deepest dreaming. Can you handle the power of the Twisted Tale?

Available in Print and eBook from 26th June 2015.
Find it at Amazon US, UK, Au, Eu etc., Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and iTunes!




Excerpts:
The Flight of Phoenix by Jordanne Fuller
I open my eyes to see my seemingly very worried mother looking down at me.
“Oh my god! Honey, are you okay?”
“What happened?”
“Um, so you passed out.” My dad obviously tries so very hard to hold his laughter in. He fails miserably. The man chuckles out a few low sounds before he continues. “We rushed you to the hospital. The nurses couldn't find anything wrong. We told the doctor what the teacher said happened. Doctor. Blake assumed you passed out from the sight of blood.” Doubling over in a fit of laughter, my loving father was gone from the world.
“Oh dear, don't listen to him. I'm sure it was very frighting. The doctor cleaned you up so he could look at you and make sure there was no sign of trauma. You hit your head pretty hard and he wants to keep you for a few more hours to make sure you don't have a concussion. It looks very positive though. There are no signs of damage so far. They just want to supervise you while you're awake.”
Oh how embarrassing. Welcome to my first day of High School ladies and Gentlemen. I wonder how Caellum is doing. He may be the biggest jerk in the world, but he is so damn pretty.


The Summer Girl by Stacey Jaine McIntosh
The ground was fast becoming slick with blood that poured out from the wound in the girl’s chest. It’s then that Tristan realised his mistake. Taking the arrow out now would kill her as surely as it would if it stayed where it was.
“Standing before one of your own,” the wolf scoffed. “How noble.”
Tristan whirled around, pulling an arrow out of the quiver and setting up the bow. “She’s not—”
Tristan’s voice got carried away with the wind, and his eyes too got swept away by the sight before him.
The wolf shifted before his eyes, where there once was a man, was a wolf in his place. He darted forward his jaws clamped around the girl’s neck, shaking his head in a wild frenzy.
Tristan turned away. It was too late to save the girl but perhaps he could at least see that she had a decent funeral. Perhaps Gloriana could help.
Unlike her mother the Queen, the Summer Princess was more generous when it came to granting favours. Favours which he had no right to ask for in the first place.
Putting the arrow back in the quiver he ran through the woods towards the Summer Palace.
“Tristan you shouldn’t be here!” Gloriana hissed. The alarm was clear in her voice. “Mother will—”
“Mother will what Gloriana?” Queen Odessa materialised before them as if plucked out of thin air.
Gloriana bowed her head. “Nothing your Majesty. I-I spoke out of turn. Forgive me.”
“Then perhaps Tristan can explain his sudden appearance in court when he should be out on the battle field, fighting. After all it’s an honour to be fighting out there against those,” the Queen turned her nose up a little. “Those dogs.”
“Your Majesty, forgive me,” Tristan said bowing low at the waist. “But there’s been an accident. A stray arrow shot a human girl in the chest. I was about to assess the situation when a werewolf… tore her to shreds. I thought you might consider arranging a funeral on her behalf. Nothing elaborate, just something simple. I’d hate for something to—”
“For something to what Tristan?” Queen Odessa asked. “Out with it boy! I don’t have all day. My time is precious as you should well be aware.”
“Yes Your Majesty. I’m sorry Your Majesty,” Tristan bowed his head. “As I was saying, I’d hate for something to happen. I mean if word got out that a human stumbled into Arcadia and then died…

So Mote It Be by Phoenix Johnson
“Hecate, Dark One, hear my plea.
Bring justice now, I ask of thee!
Right the wrongs that have been done,
Avenge me now, Oh mighty one.
Turn misfortune back to those
Who cause my problems and my woes.
And heap upon them karmic debt
Lest they all too soon forget
Their wrongful actions, words and deeds
Don’t let them get away scot free.
Bring them forth from where they hide
Bring swift justice-wield your knife.
Hasten, Dark One, hear my plea, do what it is I ask of thee.”
The sudden silence was almost painful as the chanting of those around her halted on her last word. The quiet stretched out and Siobahn threw her head back, arms wide as she allowed herself to feel at one with the night. Her thin white shift flapped around her slim frame and her long red hair took on a life of its own, dancing in the wind. Although her eyes were closed, she could sense her sisters around her swaying and moving to the beat of an unheard drum. They were all connected and were, in fact, dancing to their heartbeats, the music of the earth beneath them and the trees and sky that were over them. Chills scurried across her skin as the moment continued, unbroken by the outside world.
The caw of a raven startled her out of her reverie. Siobahn opened her eyes and was stunned to see a pure white bird perched on the headstone of her love, Pascal. Her breath caught in her throat as the message sunk in. Hecate had heard her prayer, and here was her answer.
She held her arm out and the bird fluttered over to her as though it had always known her. In a way, she supposed, it had. Pascal’s surname literally translated to white raven. There was no way that this was just a coincidence. Siobahn ran her finger down the raven’s soft feathers, and she felt an incredible calm and peace come over her that she hadn’t felt since before Pascal’s untimely death. The raven reached towards her and nibbled on the neckline of her simple dress, then rubbed its head against her shoulder. Her heart ached as she gently patted the bird. A tear slowly travelled down her cheek and she whispered to the raven. “I miss you, Pascal. You were my everything. Why were you taken from me?”
The bird had no answers. It merely leaned against her cheek as she allowed herself a moment to mourn her lost lover.

About the Authors:
Phoenix: Phoenix Johnson is an award winning, bestselling Australian author who has always had the passion for the written word. She had her nose in at least one book ever since she could read and would even scrutinize the back of the cereal box every morning at breakfast. It was only natural she take up writing. Her debut title, paranormal romance novella The Wolf In The Neighborhood, was published in January 2013. The Return of Their Master followed in April 2014, and Easychair Bookstore Award Winner Once Bitten Twice Shy was released in January 2015, with many more to come.
She currently lives in a small rural town west of Ipswich, Queensland, with her partner, their daughter, cats Flash and Sirius, and their red cattle dog x Rusty.
Twitter: @Phoenix_Johnson

Stacey: Stacey Jaine McIntosh was born in Perth, Western Australia where she still resides with her husband and four young children. Although her first love has always been writing she once toyed with being a Cartographer and subsequently has a Diploma in Spatial Information Services. In 2011 she had her first short story Freya published in an anthology, since that time nine more stories have followed. Stacey dedicated her novel Solstice to her mother who passed away unexpectedly in 2008, and she is currently working on several other novels simultaneous. When not with her family or writing she enjoys photography, genealogy, history, Arthurian myths and witchcraft.
Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/StaceyJM
Twitter: @StaceyJMcIntosh

Gina: Gina A. Watson is an Australian writer who has always loved to tell a story. She started writing her first book in 2012 and has enjoyed writing ever since. Gina currently studies a Bachelor of Writing and Creative Communication at the University of South Australia in Adelaide. Her favourite genres to write include Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult, and she loves to read in those genres as well. Gina’s life now revolves around her boyfriend and family as well as studying, writing and trying to squeeze in time to read.

Cherie: Cherie Nightingale is an Australian author making her publishing debut. While this is her first story to be published, it is the third anthology that she has worked on. With a passion for words she worked her way towards a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing and Editing and is hoping to cross the stage and graduate in September this year. Her passions outside of writing are Tae Kwon Do, yoga and gaming; none of which she does very well, but does so enthusiastically. Cherie currently lives in Melbourne with two close friends and a cranky, spoiled, old cat, but admits she misses her dog.
Twitter:

Jordanne: Jordanne Fuller is a mishmash of creative talents whirling into one another, solidified into a woman. She has been writing since she can remember, but didn't realize how much she enjoyed it until her poetry explosion at the age of sixteen. At twenty, she wrote her first unfinished novel that will likely never see the light of day. Now that she is thirty(ish), Jordanne has finished Night, a novel that she hopes to publish in the near future. Although Dusk (the stand alone prequel to Night) is her first work to enter the hands of a publishing company, Troy was her first work to be released as a contribution to the Love Sucks Anthology, published by Crushing Hearts and Black Butterflies. When she’s not writing, Jordanne likes to do various arts and crafts, but most of all enjoys spending time at home in Toronto, with her son, fiancee and four cats.

Sandra: Sandra Wiltjer was born and raised in The Netherlands. She switched to writing in English somewhere in her teens. She considers herself to be just another 'endangered Dutch redhead', who belongs to the freckled minority and wears glasses.
Sandra owns over five hundred books; a collection which is slowly growing. Her favourite genres to read and write are post-apocalyptic romance stories featuring zombies, vampires, and other paranormal activities with a twist of dark humour.
Currently she is trying to make Japanese her trilingual language of choice.

Liz: Liz Butcher resides in Brisbane, Australia, with her husband and two cats, Pandora and Zeus. While writing is her passion, her love of psychology, history, astronomy, reading, art and music, help feed her curiosity and fuel her imagination. She also loves being out in nature, whether it be walking through the trees or relaxing at the beach. Liz has previously published ‘Wrath’ in the “Lurking In The Deep” anthology and currently has a number of projects in the works.
Twitter: @lunaloveliz      
Instagram: @lunaloveliz

Carole: The pull of the imagination has always gripped Carole. Stalked her, in fact, until the trembling words beneath her fingers lift her into unimaginable realms .So the words become images and she dances with them.  The genres that attract her include past lives, historical periods, the mystical realms and the faery tale concept of good triumphing over evil.  
Carole lives amidst tall trees, a large garden and she is close to the river.  Her companions  are birds, a chook , a cat named Dumbledore and a piano.  She has written “The Hidden Parchment”, now published and is currently working on ‘Enter the Fey’ and ‘When the Sidhe Cat Beckoned.’ She is delighted to be included in this Anthology.
Twitter: @Threadsofwebs

You can buy Twisted Tales as an ebook at Smashwords or your local Amazon site, or you can buy it in Print from Createspace! Links are below.


Thank you again so much for having us here!

Friday, June 12, 2015

New Release: A Diamond in the Dark by Sassie Lewis!

A Diamond in the Dark by Sassie Lewis

An untouched beauty, an irresistible cowboy, and forbidden desires. Sinning never tasted so sweet.

How do you get a Texas cowboy to notice you? Tia’s been asking herself that question for years. She’s only ever wanted one man to notice her. The problem is the stubborn, ruggedly handsome guy that she’s obsessed with has always seen himself as her uncle.

What happens when the girl you helped raise becomes a young woman you can’t resist? In Axton’s case, you take a road trip to escape temptation. But when his brother dumps the delectable, curvy Tia in Axton’s hotel room, suddenly the reasons for fighting temptation seem insignificant against the burning need coursing through them both.

Can the heat of their passion ignite a love worth fighting for, or will one accident end it all?

Content Warning: This book contains one hot as hell cowboy and a curvy college student with great taste in men. Some outdoor, indoor, and public loving. These scenes are sure to leave your panties wet and your heart pumping.


Genre(s): Erotic Contemporary Romance, BBW


Excerpt
She was absolutely beautiful, kneeling on the bed, with her fingers teasing her own pussy, head thrown back, eyes closed. Her breasts rose and fell with every breath she took, her skin slightly flushed from her arousal. She was like a tornado—she sucked him in, and destroyed the world as he knew it, only to leave it reshaped, better for just seeing her like this.
He hadn’t even known he was walking toward the bed until his shins connected with the edge of the mattress. Then her smell hit him, and the fragrance was intoxicating—strawberries, honey, and womanly musk. He grabbed her hand before she could finish herself off. Tia’s eyelids fluttered open, orbs the color of violets and glazed over with lust peered deep into his own.
“You don’t know what you’re asking for, little girl,” he said as he brought her nectar- coated fingers to his mouth.



Author Bio

Sassie Lewis is a born and bred Australian. She lives on the outskirts of Brisbane Queensland, with her husband, two daughters, one son and a dog that hates having a bath.

She swears like a sailor, and blames her ability to over share personal matters - matters that fall into that TMI category - on a faulty brain to mouth filter, that forgets to tell her “This isn’t appropriate dinner conversation”.

An avid reader since childhood. Sassie came across erotic romance in her mid-twenties, falling deeply, madly in lust with the genre instantly. And has had wet panties ever since.
With her somewhat skewed and unique view of the world, along with a little encouragement from her father, she thought what the heck! and she penned her first erotic romance.
She hopes to draw you into the world she’s created, and leave you as breathless and wanting, for her fictional friends, as she became, while writing them.

Sassie also writes under the name of Vixen von Fock




Friday, May 15, 2015

Blog Tour for Lucee Lovett's Pose For a Billionaire



POSE FOR A BILLIONAIRE


BY LUCEE LOVETT







MEET LUCEE




BIO



Lucee Lovett, is a mother of four—five if you include her husband. She grew up in a pretty rough neighbourhood in London. She been told she has a smoky, sexy laugh and voice. If you heard it, you’d want to read her stories.





She has always been a storyteller. Her stories would captivate the hearts and minds of willing listeners, both young and old alike. Her love for romance was born from sneaking off to read her mother’s Mills and Boon books. It led her to make stories short enough for busy people who don’t have time for a lengthy romance fix, and want their romantic fantasies in short satisfying doses.

Although her desire was to write and share what she was writing, Lucee put off this desire due to her learning disability. Then 50 Shades was released… Make of that what you will...

To read the full story, visit Lucee’s website by clicking on the image below:


 Lucee's website

She has an equal love for the paranormal and is a diehard Steven King fan. Lucee has no trouble meshing the two genres. Although to date most of her stories have an urban, coming of age, contemporary feel to them. She has a number of paranormal WIP’s on the back burner.

She loves animals and has both a dog named Blue and cat called Naila.











BLURB







Mia, a twenty-two year old high school dropout is left to raise her eight-year-old brother. She has no job, no money and very few options.

Forced to use the only asset she has—she poses nude for enigmatic, enticing, billionaire, Roman Evans. Roman makes no secret that he’s attracted to Mia. He eventually persuades her to go out with him.




The morning after their date, Mia is threatened by the landlord’s son with eviction. Either she pays her rent in full or gets out. Witnessing the exchange, Roman offers to help. In a stand for independence, Mia rudely refuses his offer.




Later she accepts a shady proposition from her ex-boyfriend Farrell. A course of action she regrets, but she’s stuck between a rock and a hard place.

In an attempt to forget her troubles, she goes on a dream date with Roman. Only to return to a ransacked apartment, threats and insults from Farrell.
Just when she thinks things couldn’t get any worst—they do.






She now has to pray the man whose aid she’d so coldly refused, cares enough to come to her rescue.






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http://www.amazon.com/Pose-Billionaire-Mistakes-Romance-Encounter-ebook/dp/B00TKF2SME/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1431447396&sr=8-9&keywords=lucee+lovett

http://www.amazon.com/Pose-Billionaire-Secrets-Everything-Encounter-ebook/dp/B00TM1BHNM/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1431447396&sr=8-13&keywords=lucee+lovett






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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Alphas on the Prowl out on top!

I must say, this has been my most successful release to be involved in. It has me seriously excited! Alphas on the Prowl has been launched with an absolute bang! The box set has only been available at Barnes and Noble for a few days, yet it is already ranking at #52! Meanwhile, over at Amazon we're currently (time of post 12:10 pm AU EST, 7 May 2015) ranking at #255 overall, and doing amazing in the categories as well.

I can't tell you how excited we all are, and how supremely thankful we are towards our readers; both those who received ARCs and have posted their reviews (or will do very soon) as well as those who have purchased this box set. You are all why we do so well. We'd write whether we were selling or not; writing is in our blood. But for our names to get out there, for our books to sell and reach people who need (because let's face it, reading is a need more than a want) to read our stories. So we eternally thank you for buying and reading and reviewing our hard work. We truly appreciate every single one of you for getting us to these fantastic ranks!

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on May 3, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
***A gifted copy of the box set was provided by the authors for an honest review****
The Wolf in the Neighborhood – Phoenix Johnson
Here is another new great read with a new story twist. This story, I found, was very well written. Everything was played out with enough twists and turns to keep your attention through it’s whole story. The characters are fair but firm but embraceable at the same time. There are some story twists that I didn’t see coming—like the ending…. Well, definitely not what I was expecting. I am sure you want to know what it is…You just have to get the box set to find out what it is. I can assure you that it will love this story and it is good. Very Worth the Read!!
My rating: 4.4 stars ****


2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on May 2, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
WONDERFULLY FAST PACED AND HOT!!!


2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on May 2, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
OMG! This box set is AWESOME!!!!!! Plenty of cold showers. All of these are new authors for me and I plan to read more from each of them. I totally recommend this box set!
The Wolf In The Neighborhood by Phoenix Johnson - LOVED this one. In fact, I stopped reading the box set to read the follow up because it's a cliffhanger.

Here's a little taste of The Wolf In The Neighborhood, for those yet to get their copy of Alphas on the Prowl.














Oh, and don't forget to check out the Rafflecopter here, only 25 hours left to win yourself a $50 Amazon gift card, or one of two $25 Amazon gift cards. Good luck, and thank you once again!

Phoenix Johnson
From Ashes to Page

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Alphas on the Prowl is live! Plus there's a giveaway

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The wait is over! Alphas on the Prowl is now live, and you can get your own copy at Amazon, iTunes, B&N, Kobo and other good ebook retailers. 

Alpha shifters are on the prowl, and they're used to getting what they want. But there's more to claiming a destined mate than raw power, and they'll have to prove themselves worthy – in more ways than one.

Alphas on the Prowl is page after page of passion and pleasure in this box set featuring eleven tantalizing shapeshifter tales from NY Times and USA Today best selling authors!


I can't tell you how excited I am for this to be out. I'm in some amazing company in this set, it's a real honour!

Join Gina KincadePhoenix JohnsonLashell CollinsTasha Black Anna LoweBethany ShawAnnie NicholasSarah Makela, Amy Lee Burgess, Catherine Vale and Jami Brumfield in this boxed set featuring our newest shifter romances.

Read on for a little taste of The Wolf In The Neighborhood, my own story in the box set. 

Krissy broke the tension with a deep husky growl. “So I guess that answers the question of attraction. Should we move this to the bedroom or are you comfortable here?” When Derek’s eyebrows rose she feared she was being too forward. As she opened her mouth to apologize, Derek moved her off his lap and stood up. Krissy was horrified with herself; she didn’t want to ruin a potentially fantastic friendship. Derek took her by surprise, lifting her up with ease and carrying her to the bedroom.
“Don’t get me wrong; the couch is comfortable, but I have some ideas that wouldn’t work with you on my lap.”
His eyes darkened almost black with passion and his voice was now a deep rumble, Krissy was glad that she didn’t have to walk the few steps to her room. She didn’t think her knees would support her. She wrapped her arms around his neck, enjoying the feel of his chest against her body. Krissy thought that she would have no problem falling asleep in his arms every night.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Alphas On The Prowl Box Set Cover Reveal


You read right! It's time to reveal the sexy cover that is Alphas On The Prowl.


Alpha shifters are on the prowl, and they're used to getting what they want. But there's more to claiming a destined mate than raw power, and they'll have to prove themselves worthy – in more ways than one.

Alphas on the Prowl is page after page of passion and pleasure in a box set featuring eleven tantalizing shapeshifter tales from NY Times and USA Today best selling authors.


Look at it. Just look at it. Seriously. Isn't it hot? So sexy. And look at the 3D image below, with all the titles! So exciting. I'll tell you a silly little thing. When I found out that I was teamed up with the wonderfully wicked Gina Kincade (most of you should know that Gina is the CEO of my publishing home, Naughty Nights Press), I fangirled. I squealed, flapped my hands and danced in my seat. I can't help it, that lady rocks! That's all there is to it. I love working with her, and this is a project that she pointed me to, so to be in the same box set as her is extremely exciting. Not to mention all the other best selling authors in the group. I'm in extremely good company with this box set, and I can't wait until the 28th April when this is released. Hold on to your seats, everyone. This is going to get hot and steamy!

Join Tasha Black, Amy Lee Burgess, Lashell Collins, Bethany Shaw, Gina Kincade, Annie Nicholas, Jami Brumfield, Sarah Makela, Anna Lowe, Catherine Vale and myself featuring some extremely hot, new shifter stories!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Cover Reveal Lurking In The Deep


Lurking in the Deep

Juniper Grove Book Solutions

Edited By: Jaidis Shaw

To Be Published: May 7th, 2015

Publisher: Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing

Does the water beckon you? Your love, or fears, may become greater in this chilling anthology.

From ordinary sea life to creatures of myth, our stories will make you think twice about the

shadowy waters that beckon below. Follow our authors into the depths ... if you dare.

Stories featured in this anthology include the following:

“Song of the Ocean” by Scott A. Butler

“Dark Waters” by Michael Cross & Emma Michaels

“The Broken Seashell” by E.M. MacCallum

“Ribbons & Bones” by Kelly Matsuura

“Tubular Hells” by Beth W. Patterson

“Rhine Maiden” by Isabelle Poldervaart

“A Senseless Eating Machine” by Jef Rouner

“The Reluctant Seamstress” by Jaidis Shaw

“The Water’s Edge” by Jacqueline E. Smith

“Widow’s Cut” by Andrea L. Staum

“Enticing Waters” by Gina A. Watson

Juniper Grove Book Solutions

Be sure to join the authors during the official Facebook launch party on May 7th starting at 6PM

EST! Join the party for fun games and the chance to win several prizes including ebooks, gift

Link to the party: https://www.facebook.com/events/1389989944654711/