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.

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Want Han Solo wrapped in gold? Yes? Then step this way…

Yes, I’m giving away a copy of GAMBIT on Lex Valentine’s 30 Days of Christmas.  Lex is also giving away a paranormal title from her back list.

Captain Chae Beyon is a hustler, a mercenary pilot, a wounded woman who prefers her men to be easily thrown aside.

Daned Traern is a first-caste Ladaian bound by tradition and DNA to protect his race. He’s willing to align himself with the hot space captain if she’ll transport him home in time to ensure the right candidate is crowned—and thus prevent a bloody war.

Disguised as Chae’s sex toy, Daned is erotically bound to her through living gold, alien tech designed to increase pleasure. When he frees himself, their passion only increases…but succumbing to temptation will bind them together—permanently.

But there’s more at stake than their needs. As Chae is dragged into a world of insane princes and sentient stones, hired killers hound them across the quadrant.

And then, as only her lousy luck would have it, Chae must choose between the good of the galaxy and her own heart…

Oh and the Han Solo reference comes from the idea that spawned this book.  I was watching Return of the Jedi, with Leia in her little gold slave bikini and was thinking how much better Han Solo would look wrapped up in gold. With a leash… And Daned Traern was born 🙂

And there’s more free stuff!

Back in October, my story, RED IN TOOTH AND CLAW made it into the Just One Bite contest.  All the entries are available now as free read anthologies.

The above little story is in this anthology:

Contributing authors:

By: Kim Knox | Shermaine Williams |  Lauren Hawkeye | Elaine Lowe | Barbara Elsborg |Rosalie Stanton | Raven Corinn Carluk |  Jocelyn Michel | Randi Alexander

You can find the other books here.

Here’s a snippet from RED IN TOOTH AND CLAW:

“Red suits you.”

His voice was little more than a growl and it warmed my skin, fluttering excitement deep into my belly. Shadows surrounded the high backed chair in which he sat. Flickers of light from the fireplace caught his sharp profile, shifting, lighting the burn of his silver eyes. My mark wasn’t quite human, I was sure of it. The remote hall, the obvious wealth, the secrecy. He had to be one of the rare preternaturals.

“Thank you.” I didn’t know what else to say. My being in the hall, in this starkly empty room with him was…hazy. The reason was important, I felt it down to the bone and something about that made me glance at the red silk of my cape. It was the only thing I wore. I frowned. I didn’t remember driving up to the hall, slipping out of my street clothes, changing… Heat from the fire warmed the silk, distracting me and the material brushed against my bared legs like the kiss of a lover.

I forced a smile to twitch across my mouth and lifted the thick sheaf of paper in my hand. The splotch of a broken seal gleamed along its edges. Not that I remembered snapping the seal open. I glanced at the heavy copperplate lettering that simply stated my name, a time and that day’s date. “The…agency hasn’t given me your name.”

“Balthasar.”

“Balthasar…?”

“My last name isn’t important.” He sat forward and firelight licked his features.

My chest tightened and I stared. I hadn’t expected him to be quite so…beautiful—all hard male planes and those silver-edged eyes that burned into me. His black shirt clung to his chest, his muscled arms, bare, browned and dusted with hair. Strong hands flexed. A dark ring gleamed on his right hand.

“So…” I took a step towards him, my bare feet soundless in the deep pile of the rug. I wet my lips. “What do you expect of me?”

His gaze drifted down over the length of my body and made me too aware of the brushing silk of my long cape. “I expect to fuck you.”

Free Read: The Third Proposal

Would you marry a murderer to save your sister? Thea Kais prepares to do just that. Something deadly lurks in the Manor, heavy with the stink of magic. The Lord Varian Ansgar has murdered his first two wives. He still needs an heir. Hers is the Family upon which he has settled. And as Thea slips the wedding band onto her finger will she be able to survive her Lord’s third proposal…

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This story was originally a part of Torrid Teasers 42

FREE Kindle Title: Weaving Words

Yep, I have a free title up for the next fortnight on Kindle.  15-28 December to be exact 😀

Amazon Kindle Link On this page is a link to downloading a Kindle App to your PC and iPhone/iPod Touch too

Easy part of his day? Resurrecting the dead. Hard part? Keeping them alive.

Kaede is a witch whose family has been bound to a powerful House for over a thousand years. And he hates it. Despite the fact that his lord, Tarou, murdered his mother, Kaede is sworn never to harm the man who could kill him with just seven words. Now he’s been commanded to use his unique powers to resurrect Tarou’s wife from the dead, and he has no choice but to comply. Things go horribly wrong when he accidentally pulls the wrong soul back. Now it’s not just his own life he must try to save.

Vara’s day couldn’t get much more bizarre. One moment she-s a captain in the Temple Guard. The next, she finds herself transported into a world of magic and witches-and stuffed into the body of a lord’s wife. Unwillingly plunged into middle of a deadly power struggle, the only one Vara can turn to is Kaede, the witch responsible for dragging her into this alien world. A witch she finds far too attractive…

Warning: This book contains the following; magic, witches and more body-swapping than is safely sane.

And Mrs Giggles said about it: ‘Weaving Words is easily one of the most interesting short stories I’ve read in a while and I love it. I love the ghoulish way the magic works in that setting and I love the story. I love the way things turn out.’

It appears to be free to the US only, btw…

State of the nation…

I know, I’ve been a blog slacker again.  Blame the evil Twitter, I do, lolol

Anyway, what have I been up to?

As of today, the hobbits go back to school, so I have by days freed up and I can write–and not surf, honest.  Though Frodo’s future in the school is still up in the air.  Why am I surprised?  It’s been uncertain from the second day… 😉

I’ve got some writing groove back.  I subbed Emergence to my editor and I’m waiting impatiently for a reply *grin* At the minute, I’m writing a fantasy; haven’t written one of them since Skin Magic and I’m quite enjoying it.  It’s a virgin menage.  I know, I couldn’t believe it either when my heroine decided she was ‘…untouched…’  I also have a demons story on the go that is set in Demon’s Desire‘s world.  My first sequel of sorts.  I also have a super-duper-top-secret project I’m working on… *shhh*

And…the hobbits are up and I must get breakfast 🙂

Free Read: Skin Magic

Yesterday ran away with me and I never got a chance to post this, lol  Ellora’s Cave are releasing a weekly free read and this week it’s me *grin*

9990100000230Warning: Seriously for over 18s only… You have been told 🙂

As a new emperor ascends the throne, the city of the Rhodoi is about to run with blood. Larissa has to escape. Her only way out is to accept a bargain made with Xander, a beautiful stranger who practices mysterious spirit magic. She knows the deal could cost her a piece of her soul, but the magician’s spirits want something else. Something she never expected. They want her body, her untouched flesh…for Xander’s own pleasure.

You can download it free from here: Skin Magic by Kim Knox

And read an except here