Sunday night inspiration…

Mainly posting this as I wasn’t as enamored with tonight’s Sherlock as I was with Wednesday’s. Now I have this…inspiration to help me eek out the week till the third episode aired next Sunday.

 

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Two new releases this week!

Sort of glut of books this week! Steampunk or raunchy sex-starved demons. Take your pick! :)
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AGAMEMNON FROST AND THE CROWN OF TOWERS

Book three of Agamemnon Frost

Edgar Mason is losing Agamemnon Frost despite everything they’ve been through—the passion, the torture, the heat. Frost’s fiancée, Theodora, is back, and Mason can feel his lover gravitating toward her. Every day he sees them together, it tears at his heart.

Frost feels raw himself. His brother and sister-in-law are missing, and his guilt about failing to save Theodora from Pandarus eats at him. His feelings for Mason, whom he has put through hell twice already, just twist the screws tighter.

On top of that, Pandarus and the Martians are back to make their final push to Earth, and Frost and Mason are duty bound to fight them. People are vanishing. Bodies are turning up burned beyond recognition in the slums. The bleak, human-less future Frost and Mason saw in the hollow ships has nearly come to pass.

And in order to prevent it, each man will have to make a final choice: lose his lover or doom the world.

Find out how it began in Agamemnon Frost and the House of Death.

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DEMONIC PERSUASION

Book two in the Demonic Liaisons series.

Fadeyka Bryce is on the run. She uncovered a dark family secret and now there’s a price on her head. Her best plan is to hide out in the last place they would ever look for her—a pleasure planet—until she can buy herself a new name and a new face.

However, the Athanasios—a race of pure energy—have plans for Fade. They’ve been waiting for her, for her unique flesh, and they ache to experience pleasure. They can become as many lovers as Fade could ever dream…except for one man. Taras Foster.

New Release! Agamemnon Frost and the Hollow Ships

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Book two of Agamemnon Frost

Edgar Mason is ready to embark upon his new life at Agamemnon Frost’s side. But all is not perfect. His Martian overlord, Pandarus, has implanted a dark voice in his mind, a voice that urges betrayal. And though Mason can keep close to Frost, there’s little room for romance under the watchful gaze of the engineers from Station X.

That changes when Mason and Frost reopen their investigation into their old enemy’s whereabouts. Posing as double agents and investigating cryptic rumors of “hollow ships,” they find him impersonating a London banker and worm their way into his confidence.

But their success brings them trouble in spades. Pandarus takes them into the belly of his ships, where he plans to transfigure them into mindless automata. And with Earth on the brink of invasion, Frost’s old flame Theodora reappearing and Pandarus’s brainwashing growing more effective, Mason and Frost will find their bond tested as never before.

See how it all began in Agamemnon Frost and the House of Death.

 

Available here:

Carina Press || Amazon US || Amazon UK || Barnes and Noble

Excerpt

Nestor sank back into his chair, the wood and leather groaning under his weight. “We’ve been lucky. Damned lucky.” He wiped a hand over his face, and the strain showed through deep lines and sagging skin. The strain of trying to fight an impossibly powerful enemy. “Chance brought Achilles to me. And capturing the equipment from Holt Hall? More luck than we’ve had in years.”

Frost tutted and pushed his hands into the deep pockets of his dressing gown. He lifted his chin. “Consummate skill, Nestor. Bolstered by the bravery of the English soldier.”

The older man gave a rough laugh. “Of course.”

Frost frowned at the glass screen. “Hollow ships. That’s not a phrase connected to the aeolipile engines. It suggests something bigger than we’ve seen.”

Nestor briefly shut his eyes, and the low mutters breaking from him sounded very much like curses. “We’re insects pricking a rousing dragon. Pandarus has every advantage. Every single one. Weapons unlike any other. Unlike anything man could imagine. We can name only a few of his converted warriors. And Pandarus himself could be anyone. He could stand in this very room, in those unholy shells he creates, and I wouldn’t know him.” He stared at the screen and a vein throbbed in his temple. “But…we need to find these ships. Destroy them. Your charge is to track down Pandarus and stop him. If you don’t, England, the empire, the world will fall.”

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New Release! Agamemnon Frost and the House of Death

It’s here! It feels like I’ve lived with this series of books forever, but now the releasing into the wild has begun!

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AGAMEMNON FROST AND THE HOUSE OF DEATH

Book one of Agamemnon Frost

Liverpool, 1891

Decorated artilleryman Edgar Mason was forced to find new work when the British Empire replaced its foot soldiers with monstrous machines. Now he waits on the Liverpool elite as a personal servant. He has just one rule: he won’t work for fashion-addled dandies.

Agamemnon Frost, however, is far from the foppish man-about-town he appears to be. He’s working to protect the Earth from an alien invasion being planned by a face-changing creature known as Pandarus. And on the night he plans to confront the aliens, he enlists Mason to assist him.

For a man to love a man is a serious crime in Victorian England. But when Mason meets Frost, his heart thunders and his blood catches fire. And when Pandarus drags the two men into the torture cellars beneath his house of death to brainwash them, Mason’s new passion may be all that stands between him and insanity.

The trilogy continues with Agamemnon Frost and the Hollow Ships.

Available here:

Carina Press || Amazon US || Amazon UK || Barnes and Noble

Cover Love: Demonic Persuasion

demonicpersuasion_msrAnd here’s the unofficial blurb:

Fadeyka Bryce is on the run. She uncovered a dark family secret and now there’s a price on her head. Her best plan is to hide out until she can buy herself a new name and a new face.

However, the Athanasios–a race of pure energy–has plans for her. They’ve been waiting for her, for her unique flesh…and they ache to experience pleasure. They can become as many lovers as Fade could ever dream…except for one man. Taras Foster.

But the Athanasios want him too.

Cover Love: AGAMEMNON FROST AND THE HOLLOW SHIPS

It’s that time again! Cover share. I love this one. It also carries on the themes from House of Death so nicely :)

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Book two of Agamemnon Frost

Edgar Mason is ready to embark upon his new life at Agamemnon Frost’s side. But all is not perfect. His Martian overlord, Pandarus, has implanted a dark voice in his mind, a voice that urges betrayal. And though Mason can keep close to Frost, there’s little room for romance under the watchful gaze of the engineers from Station X.

That changes when Mason and Frost reopen their investigation into their old enemy’s whereabouts. Posing as double agents and investigating cryptic rumors of “hollow ships,” they find him impersonating a London banker and worm their way into his confidence.

But their success brings them trouble in spades. Pandarus takes them into the belly of his ships, where he plans to transfigure them into mindless automata. And with Earth on the brink of invasion, Frost’s old flame Theodora reappearing and Pandarus’s brainwashing growing more effective, Mason and Frost will find their bond tested as never before.

See how it all began in Agamemnon Frost and the House of Death.

Amazon pre-order link

Agamemnon Frost and the Hollow Ships

I forgot I made this image. Duh!

Book two of Agamemnon Frost

Edgar Mason is ready to embark upon his new life at Agamemnon Frost’s side. But all is not perfect. Through torture, Pandarus, his Martian overlord, has implanted a dark voice in his mind, a voice that urges betrayal. And though he can keep close to Frost, there’s little room for romance under the watchful gaze of the engineers from Station X.

That changes when Mason and Frost reopen their investigation into their old enemy’s whereabouts. Posing as double agents and investigating cryptic rumors of “hollow ships,” they find him impersonating a London banker and worm their way into his confidence.

But their success brings them trouble in spades. Pandarus takes them into the belly of his ships, where he plans to transfigure them into mindless automata. And with Earth on the brink of invasion, Frost’s old flame Theodora reappearing, and Pandarus’s brainwashing growing more effective, Mason and Frost will find their bond tested as never before.

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The HOUSE OF DEATH first page is here.

HOUSE OF DEATH (book 1) and HOLLOW SHIPS (book 2) are also up for pre-order on Amazon US, UK and B&N :D

Agamemnon Frost and the House of Death has a cover!

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Isn’t it rather nice? :D

And here’s the blurb. This first of three novellas is out 16 August from Carina Press.

Book one of Agamemnon Frost

Liverpool, 1891

Decorated artilleryman Edgar Mason was forced to find new work when the British Empire replaced its foot soldiers with monstrous machines. Now he waits on the Liverpool elite as a personal servant. He has just one rule: he won’t work for fashion-addled dandies.

Agamemnon Frost, however, is far from the foppish man-about-town he appears to be. He’s working to protect the Earth from an alien invasion being planned by a face-changing creature known as Pandarus. And on the night he plans to confront the aliens, he enlists Mason to assist him.

For a man to love a man is a serious crime in Victorian England. But when Mason meets Frost, his heart thunders and his blood catches fire. And when Pandarus drags the two men into the torture cellars beneath his house of death to brainwash them, Mason’s new passion may be all that stands between him and insanity.

The trilogy continues with Agamemnon Frost and the Hollow Ships.

New Release: Seducing Emily

Kim Rees took over my computer for the weekend…and this was the result: the release of SEDUCING EMILY!

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To protect her brother, avenge her father and save herself, Emily Harding must seduce her boss, Jake Penvenhan. Emily knew he preferred his women tall and stick thin and she was neither…but then she saw the flare of desire in his dark gaze. Jake wanted…her. And that should have been her first warning.

Jake Penvenhan thought he knew exactly who Emily was. A thief. A spy. A woman that was a means to an end. Nothing more. Emily Harding would certainly never touch his heart. That idea was insane. He had loved once. Never again.

The past stood dangerously between them and because of this, they were both unprepared for the fire and the passion that would consume them.

It’s available at Amazon US for 99c and Amazon UK for 75p

Six Sentence Sunday: To Catch a Witch

sixBecause I haven’t done  a Six Sunday in forever, here’s a little snip from a wip I’m working on TO CATCH A WITCH. Enjoy! :D

“Will…” She swallowed as a forked tongue licked a path along her inner thigh. “Will I survive this?”

“That’s not your question.” Kort’s sharp grin was a ghostly caress against the shell of her ear. “You should ask yourself, will you survive me?”

A little photoshop fun…

Yes, I should be writing…but I finished book 3 in this serial –Crown of Towers– and I wanted to play :D

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Sale! KISSED to Entangled Publishing

Snoopy dance time! I sold the short story, KISSED to Entangled Publishing. Here’s the blurb:

Every princess should be kissed. And by a man who knows what he’s doing. Beatricia had been enjoying just that when she was caught.

But running only drives her into the arms of a stranger. A man who wants to offer her one night together, to offer her the experience her life and duties in the city of Sun-Airor–a place set out of space and time–have denied her.

It’ll be her only chance before she’s forced to enter a loveless marriage…but who exactly is her stranger? And what will kissing him reveal?

There’s also a Behind the Scenes page for Kissed here

The SFR Brigade Presents ~ Agamemnon Frost and the House of Death

Here’s the first 200 words from Agamemnon Frost and the House of Death. It’s a SF Historical m/m romance, due out from Carina in August :)

1. Mr. Frost Comes to Dinner
Liverpool, 1891

“Mr. Agamemnon Frost is a trifle…eccentric.”

Mason said nothing. It wasn’t his place to comment on the strangeness of Sir Randolph’s guests. The Cadwallader family had secured his services from the registry that morning, as Mr. Frost had declared himself without a personal servant for the evening dinner party.

Mason was glad of the work. With a glut of former soldiers swelling the books of the servant registry, pickings were thin. The field of battle had changed. Men were no longer needed. Not in the way they once were. Monstrous machines were the foot soldiers of the British Empire now.

The butler, Williams, strode along the lamp-lit passage, setting a quick pace. “You will see to his every need, acting as his valet. You will also attend him at table tonight.”

“Understood, sir.”

“I believe Mr. Frost to be a most fastidious gentleman. Very particular in his ways. Perhaps you’ve heard of him? A very fashionable man.”

Mason held back a wince. A dandy. A man no doubt obsessed with the perfect waistcoat and the absolute shine of his shoes. Mason had specified early on at the registry that he was never to be hired out to an over-perfumed fashion plate. Now he didn’t have that luxury.

You can find more SFR Brigade presents here http://sfrcontests.blogspot.co.uk/

FREE! Magnetism, Book 1 of Planetary Bodies

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MAGNETISM, book 1 of Planetary Bodies, is FREE!

Orlena Sol is not meant to be in her room, naked…with her superior officer.

The crew of the CMC Theseus doesn’t have sex. At least not with each other. But there’s a new hunger in Dareh Andersen and he’s looking at Orlena as if she’s all too edible. He’s ready to fulfill her fantasies, which makes no sense. He’s always wanted anyone but her.

Orlena is convinced there’s more to his sudden interest. She fears his desire is simply a dream, a lie. Something other, something outside and beyond them is at work…but it’s a force she doesn’t want to fight.

Excerpt:

“Len?”

Dareh’s voice was little more than a croak.

“Where are you? Are you with the others?”

There was a long pause and Orlena cursed his slow deliberation of facts. “No.” His reply made her stomach turn over. “I seem to be in the corridor outside your rooms.”

“What?” Orlena shuffled across the floor to deactivate the locks to the outer door. It clunked back into the wall and she found herself staring at Dareh as he stood in the metal frame of the open door. The muted light from the empty corridor formed a halo around his dark head. Her gaze moved from his face…and she realized something that forced her to take a back step. She quickly closed her eyes. “You’re naked.”

“I noticed. Did you finally slip me that rekkie you promised?”

Orlena felt fresh heat burn in her face. He never let her forget that. How she’d sidled up to him in one of the dives in the lower levels of the habitation complex and threatened to drug him and f*ck him. That had been before they crewed on the Theseus. About a day before. Drink and drugs had exited her life from then on. Mainly from sheer embarrassment.

Orlena risked a peek at him, wanting a clear memory of his long, lean and very naked body…and he caught her staring. A slow smile touched his mouth and she wanted to hate him, especially as that particular smile ran a quick ripple of need through her flesh. It was unprofessional to be attracted to her senior officer. But she was. She couldn’t help it. And there he stood, disgustingly at ease with his lack of clothes.

Amazon US : http://amzn.to/XTe5dT
Ellora’s Cave: http://www.ellorasca…/magnetism.html
ARe: http://bit.ly/XTem0j

Hump Day Hook ~ Dark Dealings

My first Hump Day Hook!
So here’s a paragraph from my novel, Dark Dealings that released this week :D

“I’m not one of your little mages. My power comes from the heart of the earth. The heart of the sun.” He leaned forward, his mouth so close to hers she tasted his sweet breath and couldn’t stop the quick hitch in her chest. His voice was just above a raw whisper. “Never offer me anything you’re not willing to lose.”

You can find more Hook-ees here

Release Time ~ DARK DEALINGS

Whee! release day! I’m on a fantasy kick at the minute and Dark Dealings was a lot of fun to write. Wild magic, thieves, ambition and well, a hero that still turns my legs to jelly… :D

There are monsters in the city. And one of them is her…

Ava Kalle’s empty soul devours magic. And her hunger is deadly. She’s sharp, quick and can live in shadow, making her work as a spy for the Mages a natural choice. She lives on the fringes of society and likes it that way.

When the man she loves takes another woman for his mate, the darkness in her heart unravels and she’ll do anything to get him back. She makes a dangerous deal with a fire elemental, Heyerdar, who has a vested interest in agreeing: together they’ll use forbidden magic, harnessing their sexual energy to drive the couple apart.

But soon their pact pushes them both into a dark sexual obsession. One that Ava may not be able to control…

Carina Press || Amazon US || Amazon UK

Amazon de || Barnes and Noble || ARe

You can read an excerpt here

First Chapter ~ Painted Promise

Ellora’s Cave has put three of the Art of Love stories into print as ART OF AMOUR. To celebrate my contribution, here’s the first chapter of PAINTED PROMISE

Chapter One

The gears of the lift clanked over. They marked the cyclical rhythm of light dropping from the top of the metal box to bathe my body in light before it hit my feet. I drew in a slow breath and straightened my shoulders. The air tasted dry, bitter, with a hint of something that burned against the back of my throat. It was familiar. I didn’t push at my memory. I didn’t want to. Hell, they weren’t my memories anyway.

Beside me, the senior manager of the project coughed.

I glanced at him. Linus Vrome, retained by my family to preserve their most prized asset…which wasn’t me. The moving band of white light dropped down over his sharp face. Sweat glistened on his forehead and a nervous tick jumped at his temple. He was nervous? He wasn’t the one who would have to walk out of the metal coffin when it finally stopped its long drop into the bedrock of the planet. He’d get to ride back up again.

“Are you aware of the full history of our connection to the Tashen-Dar?” His voice rang against the metallic walls, fighting with the clunks and clanks of the lift’s mechanisms. “Of how your progenitor captured the one known as Zaid?”

“No,” I lied.

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Blog tour ~ Stellarnet Prince by JL Hilton, plus giveaways!

STELLARNET PRINCE: Book two of the Stellarnet Series

Release date November 12, 2012

An otherworldly love. Human blogger Genny O’Riordan shares two alien lovers: Duin, a leader of the Uprising, and Belloc, the only surviving member of the reviled Glin royal family. Their relationship has inspired millions of followers–and incited vicious anti-alien attacks.

A planet at risk. A Stellarnet obsessed with all things alien brings kidnappers, sex traffickers and environmental exploitation to Glin. Without weapons or communications technology, the planet cannot be defended. Glin will be ravaged and raided until nothing remains.

A struggle for truth. On Earth, Duin discovers a secret that could spur another rebellion, while on Glin, Belloc’s true identity could endanger their family and everything they’ve fought for. Have the Glin found true allies in humanity, or an even more deadly foe?

You can read the prologue here.

The following excerpt is sexy and exclusive:

Belloc’s voice was low and sultry in her ear. “More.” Begging, yearning, he repeated the word in Glinnish.

More? More what? She took as much of him as she could, rocking back on his full length, gliding on his smooth skin. His answering moan was like music, and she moved faster and harder until he joined her in ecstasy. His back arched as he cried out a stream of aqueous sounds she couldn’t translate. The passion he poured into her was all the more powerful because of the contrast with his usual reserve. In one, dazzling moment, he shared everything.

J’ni lost herself completely, until she felt his lips and the tip of his tongue, tasting droplets of salty sweat on her brow and the tears forced from the corners of her eyes in the fury of her release. Breathless and spent, she came back from the deep darkness of bliss and realized her arm was caught under his shoulder and her hand was falling asleep. And she was damn thirsty.

She lay beside him, her head on his shoulder. After a few minutes, he reached for her arm and touched the controls on her bracer, turning off the netcams. His gloves were somewhere on the floor.

She smiled. “’Lo, husband.”

“’Lo, wife.” He faced her, laying on his side, one leg lifted over her hip and drawing her as close as possible. “If I was from Earth, your new name would be J’ni Nidenn.”

“Maybe. Not everyone follows that tradition anymore. I might keep my name. Or you would be Belloc O’Riordan. Or we could be J’ni and Belloc O’Riordan-Nidenn.”

Belloc’s winsome smile was tinged with melancholy. He pushed a strand of hair behind her ear, and traced the edge of her earlobe with his fingertip.

“Sometimes, I wish I was human.”

And you can also go here for the chance to win a r’naw eye necklace and free copies of Stellarnet Rebel and Stellarnet Prince!

Six Sentence Sunday ~ More Agamemnon Frost and the Hollow Ships

The content edits for the first book in the Agamemnon Frost series, House of Death, are nearly all the done and I’m almost half way though Hollow Ships.  So here’s a 6 from that second book:

“And in those moments, I remember who I serve.”

The air seemed to crack between them, the promise of what they couldn’t show in Greenbank Hall, or on the open streets burned there in the thick darkness of the empty corridor.

Frost leaned forward, only a whisper of air separating their lips. “Say it.”

Mason’s mechanical heart drummed in his chest, his body aching. “I serve you.”

As always, you can find more Sunday Sixes here.

Six Sentence Sunday ~ Agememnon Frost and the Hollow Ships

Haven’t done this for so long. I am such a slacker!

My wip-du-jour is book 2 of the AGAMEMNON FROST trilogy out next year. It’s slow going as I said in the post below –every word has to be checked and reseached–but here’s my six for today.

Mason acted on his need, drawing a trembling line over Frost’s bristled jaw. “You need a shave.” His voice was thick, strained. The slightest touch of the man’s skin sent a shock of pleasure through his flesh. It was why they had to be so cautious. “Sir.”

As always you can find more six sundays here.

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