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Howloween Hop, Giveaway, and a Special Peek at Wystan (The Heckmasters)

Happy All Hallow's Eve eve!

I'm so glad you could join me for this Paranormal Romance Howloween blog hop with giveaways and a very special look at my newest release Wystan (The Heckmasters).

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and nothing thrilled me more than having a book release right before it. Wystan (The Heckmasters) is the first book in a paranormal/historical romance series about three half demon brothers in charge of making sure Hell doesn't break loose on earth.

The idea for the heroes actually came from a tombstone at a mall kiosk. It read 'HECKMASTER' and I thought, anyone buried with that tombstone has to be a badass. And the Heckmaster brothers were born.

Here's the blurb for Wystan:
Her search for safety lands her in a totally new kind of danger.
Certain that an ad for a job in a small New Mexico Territory town is the answer to her prayers, Nebraska schoolteacher Rhia Duke packs her sister into a rickety wagon and heads west.

Except when they …

How a Viking Saved My Writing Life

There's something I've wanted to admit for a while now, but I can never quite find the words I needed to say it. It's hard to admit we have flaws, even though we have plenty.

Sometimes I get really depressed. It feels like a gray abyss that's impossible to break through. Actually, I once read some fan fiction in which a character was depressed and he described his feelings as living in a dark room with no windows and doors and no way out. That's what it's like.

I'm not depressed today (at least, I don't think I am. I wrote this post in advance of what I'm about to share with you, so past me is feeling pretty good about herself). In fact, I've had a superb October, which is great and I hope to carry those good feelings with me to get through November. You know I hate November.

I finished the semi-sekrit project I've been hinting at. It's a historical romance about Vikings. I've never written anything like this and I never imagined I w…

All the Good Book Things

Whew! What a week. In case you missed it:

Wystan (The Heckmasters) came out on Tuesday.

The Cowboy Up box set hit #1 on Amazon in the US. We'd already reached #1 in the UK and Canada.

And The Convict and the Cattleman and The Wrong Brother's Bride are now in paperback.

You can get any and all of those things by visiting my Book page.

What a rush.

I also hit 40k on my WIP last night. This novella was only supposed to be 30k. The characters just keep talking and talking, so I'm not going to try to curb them. I don't think it's useless prattle, at least all of it currently seems relevant to the story. It will probably take another 10k to wrap up now. I was really, really trying to have it finished before NaNoWriMo, but I'm not certain that's going to happen what with 9 days left before November 1st. Curse of the pantser.

My favorite part of the writing process is how the story unfolds like a movie in my head. Then it's like I suddenly figure out where the …


I owe you all some ghost hunting photos from Friday night. They're forth-coming, never fear. It was a fun experience and I'll tell you all about it soon. Definitely worth going to.

In other news, I kind of thought I'd be finished with my sooper sekrit project by now. I really meant to have that thing done by end of last week. My plans were foiled by this and that and now I'm still going, frack, it's not done yet? Which is bad, because I asked one of my critique groups if they'd like to critique it next month. Write, fingers, write harder! Also, what with NaNo coming up, gee, it sure would be nice to have that done so I could start afresh on Tell's book.

I may have sort of, kind of brought in a character in the sooper sekrit project who could potentially create a situation that would give life to a second sooper sekrit project. We'll see.

I also sent off Eban edits yesterday. Parts of it were oh, that's easy to fix and parts were like, geez, I'm …

Getting to Know You - The Bad Guys

Good grief, it's already Friday. Actually, wahoo! It's already Friday!

You should know, I got the first round of edits on Eban (The Heckmasters) this week and, kids, it's going to be brilliant by the time it's done. I promise.

Today, I'm going to introduce you to the bad guys in Wystan (The Heckmasters).

Major players:
Noem - He's ugly, he's mean, he wants everyone and everything in Berner, New Mexico Territory dead. Charged with wiping the Heckmasters off the face of the earth, he once tried to make Swiss cheese out of Wystan before he was driven away. He's back and in a form you might not except. With reasons beyond revenge that totally make sense once you read the book. You can try to kill him, but this sucker just keeps going like a demonic Energizer Bunny.

Here's a little something-something about everyone's favorite territorial demon lord: “Tell wounded Noem, yes. But he has the favor of Astaroth and with it the power to change forms. He’s b…

Book Feature & Giveaway - Remember By Moonlight by Nancy Gideon

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: October 13, 2014
Length: 324 Pages
Buy it at: Amazon

About the book:
Because the road to . . . 
Clever, cool and preternaturally lethal, Max Savoie is leader of a secretive shape-shifter clan, heir to a mobster’s legacy, and the love of New Orleans’  top cop . . . but he can’t remember any of them.  The only way to recover his past, and his rightful place in the arms of the woman who risked all to save him, is to surrender to a mysterious visitor who could use him as a weapon against all he’d loved.

Happily-Ever-After . . . 
After rescuing her mate from his ruthless captors in the North, hard-hitting Detective Charlotte Caissie is now painfully vulnerable—a stranger in his eyes . . . and in his bed.  The key to his memories is locked in a tortuous past.  To reclaim the strength of their passionate bond, Max must learn to trust her enough to face that darkness at her side before the threat it hides exposes the secret Cee Cee carries.

Is never smooth…

Getting to Know You - The Dukes & Miss Brookshier + A Bonus Character

We're starting a new week and we're closer to the release of Wystan (The Heckmasters) than any other point ever in history. Today, I want to tell you about the ladies of The Heckmasters series. Please, meet:

Rhia Duke - She's the oldest Duke and dedicated to taking care of her little sister. She's made some bad choices about employment in the past and now she's on the run. When she sees an ad in the newspaper for a teaching position in tiny Berner, New Mexico Territory, she thinks she can escape her past. She can't know that she's just traded big trouble for bigger trouble. She and Wys are at odds immediately--he doesn't want her there and she has nowhere else to go. She may seem like a stuffy little teacher, but Rhia is also an expert shot with her trusty Springfield rifle. And super protective of her sister and her friends.

Meet Rhia:
He put his hands on his hips. “Rumor has it Eban’s courting you. Or tried to.”
The shovel hit a rock and jarred her. It…

Getting to Know You - The Heckmasters

From the cover of Wystan (The Heckmasters), you learn two things: 1) The hero's name is Wystan Heckmaster and 2) there's obviously more than one Heckmaster in town.

Today, for the sake of calarity, let's discuss those crazy characters that make up the Heckmaster clan and the women who potentially love them.

Wystan Heckmaster - The eldest son of Seneca and Gloria Heckmaster, the first in a line of forbidden children between a demon and a human woman. Wys is the self-proclaimed sheriff and head honcho in Berner, New Mexico Territory. He fights demons, denying his heritage and the part of him that wants to join in with the demon lords who want to bring Hell to Earth. He believes it's his duty to pick up where his father left off, protecting the world against the big bad uglies that come out of the Pit, a gate that's mostly sealed--although lesser demons break through often enough--opened by Astaroth, one of the many princes of Hell. The human part of him almost w…

Book Feature - Say Hello to Kinky Toes! by Suz deMello (#footfetish #kinkysex @fetlife @MFRW_ORG)

Suzie’s latest is a departure from her usual “sugar” BDSM offerings—it’s straight-out kinky, being the romance between a foot fetishist and an upscale shoe designer. But Shelbie and Rick are a match made in some crazy stiletto heaven.

Here’s the blurb:

Genre: contemporary kink romance

Shelbie Nathanson resents Rick Saldano's ascension to C.O.O. of her family's shoe company, a job she's wanted all her life. But she can't resist his red-hot, sexy style of lovemaking... one that focuses on her passion: shoes.

And here’s a snippet to pique your interest:

In the cab, Shelbie became even more aware of Rick, if that were possible. He was big. Not fat, but solid, sizable, with broad shoulders and an obviously muscular body beneath his suit. She couldn’t help sneaking a peek at his crotch. The suit’s fabric had pulled tight as he sat, tight enough that she could guess that six-foot-two Rick’s body parts were proportional.

Her mood had definitely changed.

He leaned closer, hesitat…

Deliciously Horrific Just in Time for Halloween

I'm in the mood for Halloween. Last Friday I had my first spiced caramel apple cider from Starbucks and it was the most fantastic mouth party ever. Maybe not ever-ever, but so good it should have been illegal. The days are certainly getting shorter (to my dismay--it's now dark when I get up and that makes it incredibly hard to get out of bed), the wind is nippier, and the sun blares through my office window in the afternoons with the intent to blind me.

I love Halloween, but I wish it was earlier in the year.

Today, I thought it would be fun to share some creepy things you can buy on Etsy. I mean, it's not Halloween without proper decorations. Let's explore, shall we?

1) This'll get those pesky kids off your lawn in no time. Made to order Voodoo juju stick. Only $220.00

2) I caution you to click this link at your own risk. It makes me want to vomit. Way to ruin a perfectly good cup of tea with a slimy little monster. Octosapien in a Teacup. Make your guests run awa…

Book Feature - In The Dark by Jen Colly

Title: In the Dark
Series: The Cities Below, Book 1
By Jen Colly
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Lyrical Press/Kensington Publishing Corp.

Blurb:Soren and Faith must find a way to survive the evil and darkness.

Faith’s spur of the moment vacation, meant to free her and boost her spirits, has left her lost on the streets of Paris. And apparently, Paris is populated with something more than just humans. Vampires, suave, seductive and oh so sexy, and one such warrior vampire has set his sights on her.

When Soren hears Faith’s terrified screams, he rushes in and saves her life without considering the consequences. Two problems: one, she’s a human and clearly aware of his vampire qualities, and two, the men who attacked her were not men at all, but demons. Their target, his beloved underground city of Balinese. He can never let Faith go home again, but can she learn to love his him?

Pre-order at:Amazon

Author Bio: 
Jen Colly is the rare case of an author who rebelled against re…