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…

Sales and other happy things

Sunday was a bit of a mad day.

I got an email saying that TOUCH OF A DRAGON had reached the next round of the Loose Id Hot Hooks contest.  I now have to finish and polish that story to within an inch of its life by 1 Feb 2010.

I got another email from my EC editor, saying yes, she’d love to contract my fantasy menage novel HER DARK SOUL 😀  The contract is winging its way across the pond as I type.  You can get a sneak peek of the story further down in my blog.  Here’s the link.

Then I sold SHAPES IN THE BLOOD to Loose Id.  Yep.  On the same day!  The contract is keeping the other one company, lol Here’s the unofficial blurb for Shapes.  I’m still working on the Her Dark Soul’s blurb.

Aila Parry is a disaster waiting to happen.

Bad luck dogs her, has followed her all her life, ever since her grandmother’s heated warning when she was only three years old. Food spoils, metal stresses and breaks, equipment fails…and people are wary of her, forming strange hatreds, or worse shunning her completely. Men run scared. Which is why her colleague, Nathan Ahern’s, interest stuns—and delights—her. But Nathan is not all that he appears to be. And the only need he has for Aila is the desire to spill her blood. Matt Kinnon, a tempting stranger, a man compelled to guard the human race from creatures like Nathan, offers her protection.

But can she trust a man who is as much a demon as the one who wants her dead?

And the fourth piece of good news I got was from Samhain.  Weaving Words will be offered as a Kindle freebie from 15-28 December.  So a nice little Christmas present for all new Kindle owners 😀

Satin Spar releases today

Satin SparDRAFTV4Satin Spar is one of those stories that every writer has.  It’s bugged me, lurked in the back of my brain and would not go away.  Seriously, Scar and Tyler have been in my head in some form for more years than I want to admit.  I’ve toyed with them, given them different settings, lifestyles, endings…and then finally, probably out of sheer desperation, I gave my heroine, Scar, a tail.

Bam! The story fell into place in about three weeks. Characters are evil, aren’t they?

So, to go all Galaxy Quest: ‘Never give up, never surrender’ when it comes to characters who won’t leave you alone. Or alternatively, give them a tail and see what happens…

Here’s the blurb from Satin Spar, which releases today:

A prehensile tail has its advantages…

Scar’s marbled skin and stunted tail aren’t all that make her stand out. Her Caraniae DNA has a strange effect on the male of the species, which makes her career as a pilot perfect. The less interaction she has with people—with men—the better. She won’t risk her wayward pheromones bonding her forever to one man.

Then there’s her boss’s new bodyguard, Anthony Tyler. The pure-human is tight-lipped about his sketchy past. He also seems determined to work her prehensile tail off.

Once imprisoned and drummed out of the Corps for conduct unbecoming, Tyler is intrigued with his ship’s unheard-of, human-Caraniae hybrid. He spent his career fighting her kind, but when a message from home throws Scar into a tailspin, he finds himself drawn to help her in any way he can. Even if it means risking life and limb to help her sweat out her anger.

Their sparring session turns into something else. Something wildly sexual. Something so wrong as to be suicidal—if Scar’s father discovers she’s bonded with anyone other than the husband he’s forcing her to marry…

Warning: This book contains violence, nekkid wrestling and hot, alien-human naughtiness.

The book link is here
And you can read a short excerpt here

Sneak Peek: Emergence – a naughty snippet

Blurb

Jaime has one night left before life, as she knows it, is over.

The forbidden offspring of a human and a mythoi, she’s lived her life with her human father.  Until now. Come morning, the First Dragon, leader and ruler of the mythoi will own her.  Her life will be completely under his control – what she wears, what she eats, when she sleeps.  And with whom.

She’s determined to spend her last night in the comfort of a stranger’s arms. A final fling.  However her stranger, Kaden Rhodes, is not who he appears to be and the connection growing between them is hot, fast and completely irresistible. They’re playing with their lives because if the First Dragon finds out about them…they’re dead.

Emergence (c) 2009 Kim Knox – unedited excerpt

“Who are you?”  The question escaped after I dragged needed air into my lungs.  My hand framed the hardness of his smooth jaw.  His amber eyes had darkened and something sparked in their depths, a fire than made me want to strip him and fuck him.  “What are you?”

“What you need.”

A chair clattered to the floor behind me and my backside hit the cool mahogany table.  “That’s not an answer.”

A brief, hard smile cut his mouth and need for him tightened low in my belly.  “Do you want to say why you want me here?  Why you want to fuck a stranger?”  His smile grew and something must’ve reflected in my eyes as he said, “I thought not.”  He brushed tangled hair back from my forehead and the unexpected tenderness hurt my chest.  I breathed past it.  “So, till the morning, we’ll both have our secrets.  Agreed?”

My throat ached and I couldn’t speak.  I nodded, instead.

“Good.”

He tugged at my clinging top, pulling it over my head.  Cool air brushed over my bare skin.  The top slid from his fingers, dropped in a golden puddle on the carpet and Kaden let out a slow breath.  My nipples hardened under his intense gaze and everything in me ached for his warm lips, his tongue to find my skin and lick—

“Here on the table?”

“You want to eat, instead?”

The smile he turned on me then, wicked, possessive squeezed my heart.  “Later.  I promise.”  He leaned over me, his lips close to mine.  “Right now, I want you.”

I resisted the urge to cover his mouth with mine.  If I was getting naked, then I wanted to run my fingers, my tongue over the smooth muscles hinted at under his shirt.  “Then you have too many clothes.”

His fingers moved and the shirt joined mine on the floor.  My own hands, nervous, eager, reached for him and Kaden shivered under the first touch of my fingertips over the rippled hardness of his stomach.  His breath warmed my cheek.  “Better?”

“Almost.”

“You want more?”

“I want all of you.”

Kaden grinned.  “I can do that.”  His smile turned evil and he traced a slow, shuddering path over my ribs to the thin-banded edge of my skirt.  He made quick work of the zip.  I wriggled and the skirt, and my underwear, joined the growing pile on the floor  “Though you first.”

“So it seems.”  His hands were already moving to his trousers and my fingers covered his, joining him in pushing the heavy fabric away from his hot, smooth skin.  I traced my fingers along his cock, my thumb teasing over the sensitive head and Kaden hissed.  “Ready?”

He laughed and gripped my hips.  “Isn’t that obvious?”

My thighs held him, my calves sliding over the hard, hot muscle of his legs, tugging him closer.  This first time would be fast, fierce and my blood pounded at the thought.  I guided him, teasing his cock over my wet flesh, little sparks of need firing under my skin as I made both of us ache for more.

“Jaime…”

My name was a soft growl and his shadow thickened around him, encasing us, vast wings cocooning my own shadow, melting over it.  The feeling was…bliss, deepening at the first push of his hips, of the slow, slow tease of him into my body.

Kaden’s ragged breaths rushed warm over my mouth and his darkened eyes held me.  “We need to fuck you.  Right now.  Hard.”

“We?”

“My…”  He sucked in a breath and I had to have imagined his pause, when he rolled his hips.  The sensation of him hard and deep within my body rioted in my flesh and I groaned.  “My shadow.  It wants yours.”

I blinked.  The idea seemed forbidden…and delicious.  “We…”  He distracted me with a palm sliding up my spine, pressing me hard to his chest.  His mouth brushed my jaw, my chin.  He nibbled at my bottom lip and the urge to deepen the kiss, to find a fast and furious release warred with my need to question him.  The question won.  “How?  I’ve never…”

“I know.”  The satisfaction thickening his voice had me pushing against him.  He groaned and his teeth sank, hard, sharp.  The sudden pleasure-pain forced me to grab at him, pull him tight against my body.  “Let us share both of you.”  The words brushed my skin and my shadow stretched, her curiosity peaked.  “Don’t deny yourself this pleasure.”

Thanks for reading. 🙂

This story is out next June with Samhain Publishing

Sale! Emergence to Samhain Publishing *bounce*

Samhain bought my futuristic dragon/gryphon shifter novella *bounce*

Here’s an unofficial blurb *grin*  It has a tentative date of June 2010

Jaime has one night left before life, as she knows it, is over.

The forbidden offspring of a human and a mythoi, she’s lived her life with her human father.  Until now. Come morning, the First Dragon, leader and ruler of the mythoi will own her.  Her life will be completely under his control – what she wears, what she eats, when she sleeps.  And with whom.

She’s determined to spend her last night in the comfort of a stranger’s arms. A final fling.  However her stranger, Kaden Rhodes, is not who he appears to be and the connection growing between them is hot, fast and completely irresistible. They’re playing with their lives because if the First Dragon finds out about them…they’re dead.

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 🙂

Satin Spar has a cover *grin*

Satin SparDRAFTV4A prehensile tail has its advantages…

Scar’s marbled skin and stunted tail aren’t all that make her stand out. Her Caraniae DNA has a strange effect on the male of the species, which makes her career as a pilot perfect. The less interaction she has with people—with men—the better. She won’t risk her wayward pheromones bonding her forever to one man.

Then there’s her boss’s new bodyguard, Anthony Tyler. The pure-human is tight-lipped about his sketchy past. He also seems determined to work her prehensile tail off.

Once imprisoned and drummed out of the Corps for conduct unbecoming, Tyler is intrigued with his ship’s unheard-of, human-Caraniae hybrid. He spent his career fighting her kind, but when a message from home throws Scar into a tailspin, he finds himself drawn to help her in any way he can. Even if it means risking life and limb to help her sweat out her anger.

Their sparring session turns into something else. Something wildly sexual. Something so wrong as to be suicidal—if Scar’s father discovers she’s bonded with anyone other than the husband he’s forcing her to marry…

Warning: This book contains violence, nekkid wrestling and hot, alien-human naughtiness.

Samhain coming soon link