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Weekend Writing Warriors-Tangled Redemption Snippet 10

Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors. Each Sunday we share 8 sentences from a current or finished manuscript. Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating. better-wewriwa

I am continuing to share parts of Tangled Redemption, book 4 in the Celestial Surrender series. I still don’t have a blurb;). We first meet Sydney in Tangled Hunger, book 2 of the Celestial Surrender series. She ends up kidnapped by Miguel, a Vampire who has the impossible task of balancing the survival of one with that of a galaxy. And then there is Jayden. His one mission is to take out the Big Bad, but now he has to balance her life with his job.

Tangled Redemption is a Sci-Fi story and takes place in a universe inhabited by humans, Vampires and Naema, a race that has been likened to angels. There is a tenuous peace between the three races, but a faction of the Vampires, the Ferals, does not want to bow down to human law. You could say there is a smidgeon of tension between them and the rest of the galaxy, expressed through a kill-on-sight order against them.

In last week’s snippet we met Jayden for the first time. We are in his point of view. He is currently watching Sydney face off with the Big Bad, keeping himself ready to jump in-he has no idea how-to assist her if necessary. She just told Big Bad she left behind easy to follow instructions on how to continue her work dismantling his empire. Big Bad speaks first and you are seeing some creative punctuation;).

His smile disappeared. “Don’t lie to me; you travelled to Parvati to investigate my connection to the human who supplied us with food. I am impressed; no one has ever come close to putting us together.” He shrugged. “But you left nothing behind because you didn’t trust your own judgment after your husband played you like a beginner’s tutorial for StarNet.

Jayden only saw the flinch because he watched her so closely. Going by Zwelenki’s satisfied smirk he’d also seen it. His good mood restored, he walked up to the Naema and circled her like she was a curiosity; Jayden prepared himself to respond at any moment.

I am about half-way through the edits of Tangled Redemption and hope to finish them today. This may result in me making my rounds late in the day. Once the edits are done I have to move onto the one thing I dislike more than anything: write a blurb! Give me a synopsis any day;). I am thinking about bringing the Tangled Redemption snippets to an end. I can either continue, move on to Tangled Hunger (book 2 in the series) or share snippets from a steampunk project I love, but am unsure if it will ever see the light of day. Do you have a preference?

Have an amazing week and as always Happy Writing!

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Weekend Writing Warriors-Tangled Redemption Snippet 9

Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors. Each Sunday we share 8 sentences from a current or finished manuscript. Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating. better-wewriwa

I am continuing to share parts of Tangled Redemption, book 4 in the Celestial Surrender series. I still don’t have a blurb;). We first meet Sydney in Tangled Hunger, book 2 of the Celestial Surrender series. She ends up kidnapped by Miguel, a Vampire who has the impossible task of balancing the survival of one with that of a galaxy. And then there is Jayden. His one mission is to take out the Big Bad, but now he has to balance her life with his job.

Tangled Redemption is a Sci-Fi story and takes place in a universe inhabited by humans, Vampires and Naema, a race that has been likened to angels. There is a tenuous peace between the three races, but a faction of the Vampires, the Ferals, does not want to bow down to human law. You could say there is a smidgeon of tension between them and the rest of the galaxy, expressed through a kill-on-sight order against them.

In last week’s snippet Sydney came face-to-face with the Big Bad, surprised how the monster responsible for so many deaths and horrors looked so normal. Unbeknown to her Jayden, an undercover agent from the Vampire Council, is in the same room. They work for the same people, but have never met. We are in his point of view.

“Jayden Maywater mentally cursed in every language he could think of. And in some he just made up. What in Jade’s name was Sydney Radnall doing on Nagola? He leaned back in his chair and crossed his legs.

Notification had gone out to all the operatives as soon as the kidnapping in Parvati happened. The intel had also said that Calatrave was involved, but when Jayden had asked where the Spaniard was, he’d been told dealing with a problem. Jayden had not expected this problem to be a civilian Naema who had nearly died at the hands of her husband and then decided to join their operation.

The pictures he’d seen didn’t do her justice.”

For the first time I have received edits for two books at the same time. Both Tangled Redemption and Dirigible Are Forever are in my inbox. It will be interesting to see how I will cope with both of them;). I had an Ah-ha moment for one of the stories I am planning, which is nice. Now I just need to figure out the two other stories that tie into this one.

Have an amazing week and as always Happy Writing!

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Sizzling Summer Nights Blog Hop

Welcome, welcome! Thank you so much for stopping by on your JustRomance.Me’s Sizzling Summer Nights Blog Hop.

I hope you are having oodles of fun checking out new authors and catching up with old favourites. There are tons of prizes and excitement to be had and the big grand prize is a 16GB Kindle Fire. Good luck!

I would like to introduce you to the Celestial Surrender universe, inhabited by Humans, Vampires and Naemas.

All my Vampire heroes are mouthwatering and delicious with that extra kick that make women’s knees wobble. Please be advised to stay far, far away from all Vampires with glaring red eyes as they are Ferals and most likely will drain you off your blood after playing with you for some time. Imagine a cat with a mouse.

Naemas have been likened to angels and demons by the humans in this galaxy. They have incredible powers, but to control these require an iron control. With a leader pushing them more and more into a regime of logic and efficiency love has become a rare gift. They used to wear their beautiful and sensual wings with pride, but now they have become an expression of emotions and have to be hidden away. Luckily this is a decree not everyone follows…

Humans may not be as powerful or as strong as Vampires or Naemas, but they have the strength of numbers and keen intelligence. Remember that they come in all shapes and attitudes. Just because they are human doesn’t mean they are weak.

I have just sent Tangled Redemption, book 4 in my Celestial Surrender series, to my critique partner. I cannot wait to find out what she has to say. She has been waiting for this book since I first mentioned the Spaniard in Tangled Shadows. Fingers crossed the book (and the Spaniard) live up to her expectations;). Tangled Redemption finishes the main story arch in the series and will bring almost everything to a conclusion (hey, I have to keep a few loose ends otherwise there are no more stories;).

If you could meet any Paranormal for a hot date, in my world or in any other, who would you like to get close to? Comment for the chance to win a $10 Ellora’s Cave gift card and have a blast on the rest of your trip. Happy Reading!

 

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Weekend Writing Warriors-Tangled Redemption Snippet 3

Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors. Each Sunday we share 8 sentences from a current or finished manuscript. Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating.

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I am continuing to share the opening of my WIP, Tangled Redemption, book 4 in the Celestial Surrender series. It is not yet finished and has not been polished;). I don’t have a blurb yet either, but I will try and give you some context.

My heroine is Sydney. We meet her for the first time in Tangled Hunger, book 2 of the Celestial Surrender series. Circumstances I cannot go into without spoiling everything result in her being kidnapped by a Vampire who has the impossible task of balancing the survival of one with that of a galaxy. Tangled Redemption is a Sci-Fi story and takes place in a universe inhabited by humans, Vampires and Naema, a race that has been likened to angels. There is a tenuous peace between the three races, but a faction of the Vampires, the Ferals, does not want to bow down to human law. You could say there is a smidgeon of tension between them and the rest of the galaxy, expressed through a kill-on-sight order against them.

This snippet is immediately after last week’s. Sydney has just killed a Feral and faces two more when the man responsible for her kidnapping walks in.

“He appeared to grasp the situation with one look and grabbed the nearest Feral, killing him with a quick twist of that neck. The third attacker froze, his beady eyes jumping between her and Tall, Dark and Dangerous.

Sydney took a couple of steps back to give herself more room. She would fight to the bitter end.

“Honorable Radnall, what are you planning to do?” He was taller than her, something that didn’t happen that often. His skin was darkly tanned and his black eyes gave nothing away. With every movement, every inch of his muscular body, he showed her he was a warrior.

She had trained with men like him, had been taught by them, but she had never managed to best even one of them.”

This is still very raw, so any and all comments are welcome. I will be in the writing cage all day as I am hoping to finish the first draft today, so I won’t come around until later in the day.

Have an amazing week and as always Happy Writing!

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Weekend Writing Warriors-Tangled Redemption Snippet 2

Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors. Each Sunday we share 8 sentences from a current or finished manuscript. Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating.

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Today I am sharing the opening of my current WIP, Tangled Redemption, book 4 in the Celestial Surrender series. It is not yet finished and has not been polished;). I don’t have a blurb yet either, but I will try and give you some context.

My heroine is Sydney. We meet her for the first time in Tangled Hunger, book 2 of the Celestial Surrender series. Circumstances I cannot go into without spoiling everything result in her being kidnapped by a Vampire who has the impossible task of balancing the survival of one with that of a galaxy. Tangled Redemption is a Sci-Fi story and takes place in a universe inhabited by humans, Vampires and Naema, a race that has been likened to angels. There is a tenuous peace between the three races, but a faction of the Vampires, the Ferals, does not want to bow down to human law. You could say there is a smidgeon of tension between them and the rest of the galaxy, expressed through a kill-on-sight order against them.

This snippet is immediately after last week’s and from the opening paragraphs of the story. Sydney faces three Ferals who are not about to invite her for tea and she smiled at them…In order to give you the whole snippet I had to use creative punctuation.

The lead Feral’s gaze narrowed.

She didn’t give him a chance to respond, but leaped and rammed her knee into his groin. He folded over with a whimper; she grabbed a hunk of his hair and slammed the bottom of her palm into his nose. Cartilage crunched as she jammed the shattered bones into his brain.

Eyes wide he dropped to the floor; dead.

Sydney panted; her hand found the cold synth-metal wall of the spaceship for a second, before straightening again. She stopped herself from rubbing her sore hand; the other two Ferals gaped at her. She wanted to smirk, but she’d lost the advantage of surprise-they recovered and converged on her; before they had even taken one step the door slid open and Tall, Dark and Dangerous, the man—no, the Vampire—responsible for her kidnapping, strode in.”

This is still very raw, so any and all comments are welcome.

Have an amazing week and as always Happy Writing!

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Weekend Writing Warriors-Tangled Shadows Snippet 7

Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors. Each Sunday we share 8 sentences from a current or finished manuscript. Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating. better-wewriwa

Today’s snippet is the last from Tangled Shadows, book 1 in the Celestial Surrender series. Nikolai and Galen came looking for Brooke because they believe she has information that will save the galaxy. When they couldn’t read her mind as expected they set scruples aside and followed their intense attraction. After a night of unimaginable pleasure they leave the planet while she’s asleep, basically kidnapping her. Now they have to face the music. Brooke is the first one speaking. If you’d like to read more about what happens in the bar read the excerpt here. Inventive punctuation;).

“Why the Jade are we in hyperspace?”

Nikolai saw the storm brewing behind her eyes; she was not a happy Space Cadet; he stroked his hand down Galen’s shoulder and took a step toward the woman who had hit both of them in the heart, “Milaya, sit down and let us explain.”

“I don’t want to sit, I want you to turn this rust bucket around and take me back to Teren.”

“Easy, no maligning the Mercy,” Nikolai wanted to bite his tongue; his instinctive response to calling his beloved ship a rust bucket was not the best way to deal with her justifiable anger.

“I’m more than happy to leave your stupid boat alone, as soon as you take me back,” she clenched her fists, her body stiff.

“We can’t,” Galen’s words stopped her in her tracks.

Brooke studied them with a narrowed gaze, their seriousness sunk in and some of her belligerence drained away, “Where are you taking me?”

“The Hamil Quadrant,” Galen replied.”

Next week I can start sharing snippets from my new release Danger by Dalliance. *Squee! Jumps! Claps!*

Real Life is still a walk on a tightrope. Fingers crossed I can keep my balance. I am giving away a Deco Steampunk Necklace here to celebrate the upcoming release of Danger by Dalliance. Chances are very, very good at the moment;).

Have a wonderful Sunday and a fabulous week. Let’s hope for sunshine and spring;). As always, Happy Writing!

tangledshadows_msr.jpgAfter losing not only her ship but also three days of her memory in a freak explosion, Space Captain Brooke Deverell wants only to forget her troubles for one amazing night and fulfill her wildest fantasy.

She gets that and more from Vampire Nikolai and ArchNaema Galen. The men have long been lovers and welcome her into their world of extraordinary sensuality. For one blissful night, Brooke believes she’s found her soul mates—but her happiness is short lived when she realizes she’s actually been kidnapped. The men hunted her down under the assumption she sold her crew and human cargo to Feral Vampires as blood slaves.

After realizing her amnesia is real and of a paranormal nature, they find themselves at an impasse. To prevent a galaxy-wide war they must work together. The three discover their sensual partnership can heal her mind. But for a complete and successful union, Brooke has to decide if she can forgive the initial deception and open her heart to the two men who stir her blood.

You can buy Tangled Shadows from amazon, Ellora’s Cave or Kobo.

Weekend Writing Warriors-Tangled Shadows Snippet 6

Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors. Each Sunday we share 8 sentences from a current or finished manuscript. Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating. better-wewriwa

Today’s snippet comes a little bit after last week’s. It is still from Tangled Shadows, book 1 in the Celestial Surrender series. Nikolai and Galen came looking for Brooke with a plan in mind, but were forced to adjust that plan when they couldn’t read her thoughts. They have teased Brooke across the bar with glances and suggestions, giving their combined power time to sink into her. Now they are at her table and trying to seduce her…If you’d like to read more about what happens in the bar read the excerpt here.

“Brooke burnt from the inside. It was as if solar flares flashed through her, racing from one end of her body to the other. And he only looked at her.

She studied the male gods in front of her “Company?”

For a second she imagined what it would feel like to actually be touched by Nikolai and Galen. They would help her forget her worries for a few hours-guaranteed; shame they didn’t play for the right team.

Nikolai’s grin turned wicked. “What do you think, Galen, have we hit on something here?”

I am still waiting for my cover for Sexy Steampunk 2. Fingers crossed I will have it next week, so I can share that and a snippet with you. Real Life has been completely crazy and some bad news took the feet out form under me for a moment. Luckily I have good balance and I am working my way back to standing straight;).

Have a wonderful Sunday and a fabulous week, hopefully filled with enough spring sunshine so I can finally retire my hat and gloves. As always, Happy Writing!

tangledshadows_msr.jpgAfter losing not only her ship but also three days of her memory in a freak explosion, Space Captain Brooke Deverell wants only to forget her troubles for one amazing night and fulfill her wildest fantasy.

She gets that and more from Vampire Nikolai and ArchNaema Galen. The men have long been lovers and welcome her into their world of extraordinary sensuality. For one blissful night, Brooke believes she’s found her soul mates—but her happiness is short lived when she realizes she’s actually been kidnapped. The men hunted her down under the assumption she sold her crew and human cargo to Feral Vampires as blood slaves.

After realizing her amnesia is real and of a paranormal nature, they find themselves at an impasse. To prevent a galaxy-wide war they must work together. The three discover their sensual partnership can heal her mind. But for a complete and successful union, Brooke has to decide if she can forgive the initial deception and open her heart to the two men who stir her blood.

You can buy Tangled Shadows from amazon, Ellora’s Cave or Kobo.

Weekend Writing Warriors-Tangled Shadows Snippet 5

Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors. Each Sunday we share 8 sentences from a current or finished manuscript. Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating. better-wewriwa

Today’s snippet comes a little bit after last week’s. It is still from Tangled Shadows, book 1 in the Celestial Surrender series. We discovered last week that Nikolai and Galen had an ulterior motive for seeing out Brooke, but now they are about to run into a spot of trouble…

“Nikolai froze, can you get in her head?

Galen tried to gently enter Brooke’s consciousness, but came up against a wall. It was as if she had an iridium shield where most humans had no protection.

What the fuck happened? Nikolai asked. Humans don’t have these kinds of shields.

Galen paused. This made their plan more difficult, but they’d adjust. The way she appeared to respond to their presence? They could use that to their advantage; finding answers was too important to have scruples.”

Sexy Steampunk 2 is done and now has a publication date: April 16th! Talk about scrambling to get things set up in time. I am checking my email every two seconds for the cover. I have discovered it is just a little difficult to organise marketing without a book cover;). I am starting to make progress with Tangled Redemption, book 4 in the Celestial Surrender series…slowly, but steadily;).

Have a wonderful Sunday and a fabulous week. As always, Happy Writing!

tangledshadows_msr.jpgAfter losing not only her ship but also three days of her memory in a freak explosion, Space Captain Brooke Deverell wants only to forget her troubles for one amazing night and fulfill her wildest fantasy.

She gets that and more from Vampire Nikolai and ArchNaema Galen. The men have long been lovers and welcome her into their world of extraordinary sensuality. For one blissful night, Brooke believes she’s found her soul mates—but her happiness is short lived when she realizes she’s actually been kidnapped. The men hunted her down under the assumption she sold her crew and human cargo to Feral Vampires as blood slaves.

After realizing her amnesia is real and of a paranormal nature, they find themselves at an impasse. To prevent a galaxy-wide war they must work together. The three discover their sensual partnership can heal her mind. But for a complete and successful union, Brooke has to decide if she can forgive the initial deception and open her heart to the two men who stir her blood.

You can buy Tangled Shadows from amazon, Ellora’s Cave or Kobo.

Weekend Writing Warriors-Tangled Shadows Snippte 4

Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors. Each Sunday we share 8 sentences from a current or finished manuscript. Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating. better-wewriwa

Today’s snippet comes a little bit after last week’s. It is still from Tangled Shadows, book 1 in the Celestial Surrender series. We’re leaving Brooke’s point of view and are now seeing her from Galen’s. The two men may have some ulterior motive for being where they are…

She reminds me of an Amazon, Galen Kinvin thought when he caught sight of Brooke Deverell. They’d had pictures of her, but none had showed her vitality or the spine- tingling energy she exuded.

The way she leaned back in her chair showed her long body to its best advantage. Her butt-long, chocolate-brown hair had been tied into thin braids and he had to restrain his hands from reaching out. He could discern the skeletory cyborg implants, but she had more than enough curves to make exploring her body a pleasure feast for the senses.

His blood pumped faster, most of it going south; Nikolai stood so close, he felt bathed in his lover’s heat, which didn’t help keep his arousal contained.

Pity she’s involved in this, otherwise we could’ve combined our work with some fun, Nikolai said to Galen through their mindlink. Despite having been together for decades, the intimacy of Nikolai’s voice in his head caused a little shiver of pleasure.”

The day job has sucked up most of my week and most of my brain this week. I am still working on the final read-through of Sexy Steampunk 2, but hope to have that back to my editor next week. It all depends on how long it takes me to write the blurb. Give me a synopsis any day…

Have a wonderful Sunday and a fabulous week. As always, Happy Writing!

tangledshadows_msr.jpgAfter losing not only her ship but also three days of her memory in a freak explosion, Space Captain Brooke Deverell wants only to forget her troubles for one amazing night and fulfill her wildest fantasy.

She gets that and more from Vampire Nikolai and ArchNaema Galen. The men have long been lovers and welcome her into their world of extraordinary sensuality. For one blissful night, Brooke believes she’s found her soul mates—but her happiness is short lived when she realizes she’s actually been kidnapped. The men hunted her down under the assumption she sold her crew and human cargo to Feral Vampires as blood slaves.

After realizing her amnesia is real and of a paranormal nature, they find themselves at an impasse. To prevent a galaxy-wide war they must work together. The three discover their sensual partnership can heal her mind. But for a complete and successful union, Brooke has to decide if she can forgive the initial deception and open her heart to the two men who stir her blood.

You can buy Tangled Shadows from amazon, Ellora’s Cave or Kobo.

Weekend Writing Warriors-Tangled Shadows Snippet 3

Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors. Each Sunday we share 8 sentences from a current or finished manuscript. Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating. better-wewriwa

Today’s snippet comes a little bit after last week’s. It is still from Tangled Shadows, book 1 in the Celestial Surrender series. Brooke is following the progress of two very attractive men across the bar while taking a com message. The two guys are incredibly attractive and keep distracting her. But then she makes a discovery.

“Galen winked at her. He turned to Nikolai and said something.

Nikolai threw back his head and laughed. He flashed fangs.

Jade, he’s a Vampire. No wonder everything in her stood at attention. Vampires had a reputation for sexual magnetism all across the universe.

She looked at the smiling Galen; nope, no sign of fangs, but he radiated power.”

I am still neck-deep in the edits for Sexy Steampunk 2 and in the back of my mind am mulling over Tangled Redemption. Now if there were just a few more hours in the day…

Have a wonderful Sunday and a fabulous week. As always, Happy Writing!

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After losing not only her ship but also three days of her memory in a freak explosion, Space Captain Brooke Deverell wants only to forget her troubles for one amazing night and fulfill her wildest fantasy.

She gets that and more from Vampire Nikolai and ArchNaema Galen. The men have long been lovers and welcome her into their world of extraordinary sensuality. For one blissful night, Brooke believes she’s found her soul mates—but her happiness is short lived when she realizes she’s actually been kidnapped. The men hunted her down under the assumption she sold her crew and human cargo to Feral Vampires as blood slaves.

After realizing her amnesia is real and of a paranormal nature, they find themselves at an impasse. To prevent a galaxy-wide war they must work together. The three discover their sensual partnership can heal her mind. But for a complete and successful union, Brooke has to decide if she can forgive the initial deception and open her heart to the two men who stir her blood.

You can buy Tangled Shadows from amazon, Ellora’s Cave or Kobo.