Stones, stones…and oh look, more stones

research books
I thought I’d start to share snippets about my research books…because there are quite a lot of them and they are just…<–there.

The Book of Stones
This book, I love. It weighs as much as you think a book about stones would weigh as there are about 550 rock-filled pages.

For a writer of fantasy or paranormal magical stories it’s crammed with useful information. Every one of the roughly 500 minerals listed has an image and its keywords, elements, chakras, a break down of its composition and the opinions of the two authors on its particular qualities.

Knowing this sparks little moments of inspiration, of defining a character, of sharing something that can add extra meaning to a scene. It does for me.

Also, I’ve learnt that people work the green volcanic glass –Gaia stones– from the reheated ash of Mount St Helens. Yes, I’m a complete magpie for stuff like this!


Kim Knox – Romance with a brew of sex, magic darkness and technology…

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Hot Books, Hot Prices

It’s time for the that Black Friday feeling!

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Fistfuls of books all for .99c

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And Emergence has snuck into this offer…
emergence

Life as Jaime Dalton knows it is over.

Come morning, she—the forbidden offspring of a human and a gryphon—will be owned body and soul by the First Dragon. He will control everything about her. What she wears, what she eats, when she sleeps. And with whom.
Determined to have a final fling, she seeks out the comfort of a stranger’s arms. Except he turns out to be…stranger than he first appears.

Kaden Rhodes knows what it’s like to be owned. Before he follows his orders to escort Jaime to the same fate, he can’t resist joining her in one last act of defiance.

Their connection is hot, fast, irresistible…and they’re playing with fire. Discovery will render them useless to the First Dragon.

And the useless end up dead.

 

The great re-release begins!

So falling into the General Election with much panic and flailing, I tried to distract myself with covers and edits and updates to the twenty seven (27!!) short stories, novellas and novels returned to me from Ellora’s Cave and Samhain Publishing.

I have these three edited–Ruthless Beauty got a good chunk added–and they’re out now.

New re-releases

Emergence Universal link || Amazon

Ruthless Beauty Universal link || Amazon

Reiver Universal link || Amazon

You can read excerpts here: Emergence, Ruthless Beauty and Reiver

I’m working on the Planetary Passions books now. Hopefully they’ll start to appear over the weekend. 😀

Dark Immortality

I know, I know, I’ve been away…a long time. But I’ve made a deal with myself to blog at least fortnightly. So…here I am.

Currently, I’m ripping through edits and making covers for my returned books from Ellora’s Cave and Samhain. As are quite a few of us, I suspect. One plus–for me, anyway–is I can reinstate any British spellings I like.

Towards…

Whilst…

Manoeuvre… 

Oh, happy sigh. *grin*

Anyway, here’s a novella that was in a little boxset last year. A bit gory and often smutty, I had this story knocking around in my head for the longest time, before I found a reason to finish it. And to know the ending. So important that bit…

The depths of spaceAnother day. Another delicious shot of mayhem and blood…

Captain Andros has many titles. Pirate. Vampire. All-round bastard.

What he doesn’t have is a past. His has been stolen, suppressed through the power of the vampiric metal known as leech. But, with his latest conquest, all that is about to change.

Madelen Ariel is destined to be the living heart of a great warship. When Andros takes her ship, kills her crew and claims her as captain’s privilege, he robs her of everything. And makes her his.

Andros doesn’t share and his crew loathes him for it. They see in his obsession with Madelen the best chance to take his ship.

And even as his past smashes back into him, his rebelling crew is about to find out just how much of a bastard Andros really is…

Amazon US || Amazon UK || Universal Book Link

Excerpt

“You’re booty.”

Her short laugh raked the air. “Booty?” She paused and he watched the myriad of light and dark points shift around her face. He needed to learn her language. Her mouth thinned. “You are one of those bio-enhanced hijackers.”

“We prefer the name vampire and pirate.”

“Both archaic.”“She pressed her hands to his chest and pushed. Andros let a smile curve his mouth. Didn’t she realise her effort only fed him? Her energy flowed in an exquisite slide into his waiting flesh and his fingers teased the thin fabric of her suit, resisting his need to tear it from her body to expose her bare skin. There would be time enough for that in his cabin.

“You’re…innocent. Unshipped. You have no idea what I am.” He stepped back and the leech metal in him almost growled at the loss of her power. Andros ignored the sudden rush of fire and pain biting into his flesh. His hunger would be satisfied soon enough. “Until your masters pay the ransom. You’re mine.”

Sh-h-h… Here be monsters

TTMFBAD9I’m so excited! SOMETHING WICKED is in this boxset.

My blurb:

Magus Felix Hurst thought she could run from her duty. Her destiny.

She failed.

In trying to escape her marriage to the half-demon magus, Zacharias Mael, her usual bad luck traps her in a farmhouse infested with a magus’s worst nightmare.

And her hated betrothed.

In the end, there is one only way to escape. Will that price prove too much? For either of them?

Boxset blurb:

Monsters Need Love Too

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In these monster tales, beauties seduce the beasts. The Taming the Monster Box Set satisfies the craving for sexy monsters who go bump in the night. Among other things. Available for a limited time.

Fall for the amazing monsters in the Taming The Monster Box. Featuring some of today’s hottest Paranormal Romance authors, this set is sure to find, and maybe tame, the beast within.

Just in time for Halloween, pick up the Taming the Monster Box Set, and fall in love with monsters of the deep, the dark, and the spooky. Available for a limited time only.

You can pre-order here:

TAMING THE MONSTER

…and I love that graphic! 😀

#TTMonster

Sort of back. Maybe… Perhaps…

I’ll admit it. I’m still in the land of not quite here yet.

I am writing. But very s-l-o-w-l-y…

I do have two novellas due out in October though, a paranormal romance and a SF vampire romance. So here’s a hint about them.

SOMETHING WICKED

Magus Felix Hurst thought she could run from her duty. Her destiny.
She failed.
In trying to escape her marriage to the half-demon magus, Zacharias Mael, her usual bad luck traps her in a farmhouse infested with a magus’s worst nightmare.

And her hated betrothed.

In the end, there is one only way to escape. Will that price prove too much? For either of them?

This is in the the boxset, Tempting the Monster. And,

DARK IMMORTALITY

Another day. Another delicious shot of mayhem and blood…

Captain Andros has many titles. Pirate. Vampire. All-round bastard.
What he doesn’t have is a past. His has been stolen, suppressed through the power of the vampiric metal known as leech. But, with his latest conquest, all that is about to change.

Madelen Ariel is destined to be the living heart of a great warship. When Andros takes her ship, kills her crew and claims her as captain’s privilege, he robs her of everything. And makes her his.

Andros doesn’t share and his crew loathes him for it. They see in his obsession with Madelen the best chance to take his ship.

And even as his past smashes back into him, his rebelling crew is about to find out just how much of a bastard Andros really is…

This is in the Deeper into Darkness boxset.