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Weekend Writing Warriors-Shadow Codex Snippet 4

Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors, the perfect place to discover new authors and fall in love with their writing. Each Sunday we share 8 to 10 sentences from a current or finished manuscript. Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating.

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I’m continuing to share from my latest Shadow Codex. Last time we discovered Caleigh was just a little bit gummed by the fact that saving the world meant she missed her book club and thereby one of the few opportunities to spend time with sexy Sawyer. But maybe he is much closer than she thinks…

Steps sounded behind her. She turned around with a smile that died away rather quickly. Kind of hard to smile when your jaw was busy touching the floor. “Sawyer? What are you doing here?”

His eyes widened for a second, but he was much better at catching himself. “Caleigh, what a delight. To answer your question, I am here to see a man about a book.”

She pressed her lips together, struggling to find her brain—why did he have to look so sexy in one of his great suits? He could give Daniel Craig a run for his money.

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One witch. One shifter. One angry god hell-bent on the destruction of the world.

Witch Caleigh hunts for the Shadow Codex. She has seven days to unearth it and learn the spell to banish a god before he can do the wipe out the world thing. She didn’t anticipate being joined by sexy Sawyer, the man she’s had a crush on for months. After having suffered devastating loss she’s no longer willing to risk her heart, so a crush is all it can be.

Sawyer has one goal: fulfil his duty as alpha and protect his pack at all cost. Being sidetracked by luscious Caleigh wasn’t part of the plan. When he discovers they are after the same book he’s happy to savor every moment with her. That is all he can do. Because bringing a human into a world where physical prowess is everything would kill her.

The chemistry between them grows explosive until danger catapults them over the edge. Caleigh has to decide how much she’s willing to risk. Sawyer needs to determine if his pack is all that matters. When danger closes in it may be easier to banish a god than to face their inner demons.

Things have been a bit crazy for me. A couple of weeks ago I was at the Romantic Times Convention in Las Vegas. It was absolutely amazing. Coming back I had quite a bit of catching up to do at work. And next week I’m going to be in Ottawa at Romancing the Capital. I’m incredibly excited about going as it’s one of the funnest and best conferences I’ve ever been to. If you’re in the are you should definitely come by for the Saturday Signing. It’s open to the public;).

Happy Sunday and have a fabulous and productive week!

And here are a couple of images of Sawyer’s other half:

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Shadow Codex Release Day!

Surprise! I have a book release today! Shadow Codex, the first book in my new paranormal romance world, releases today! I am super excited to share Caleigh and Sawyer with you.

Blurb:

One witch. One shifter. One angry god hell-bent on the destruction of the world.

Witch Caleigh hunts for the Shadow Codex. She has seven days to unearth it and learn the spell to banish a god before he can do the wipe out the world thing. She didn’t anticipate being joined by sexy Sawyer, the man she’s had a crush on for months. After having suffered devastating loss she’s no longer willing to risk her heart, so a crush is all it can be.

Sawyer has one goal: fulfil his duty as alpha and protect his pack at all cost. Being sidetracked by luscious Caleigh wasn’t part of the plan. When he discovers they are after the same book he’s happy to savor every moment with her. That is all he can do. Because bringing a human into a world where physical prowess is everything would kill her.

The chemistry between them grows explosive until danger catapults them over the edge. Caleigh has to decide how much she’s willing to risk. Sawyer needs to determine if his pack is all that matters. When danger closes in it may be easier to banish a god than to face their inner demons.

I didn’t really have much opportunity to talk about Shadow Codex in the run up to release as we did a very quick turnaround so it would be ready for RT. And now it’s here. According to friend and fabulous reader Natalie it’s #TeamSawyer Forever:).

You can buy Shadow Codex from Loose Id at the slightly discounted price of $4.49. That discount is only temporary, so make the most of it;).

Weekend Writing Warriors-Shadow Codex Snippet 2

Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors, the perfect place to discover new authors and fall in love with their writing. Each Sunday we share 8 to 10 sentences from a current or finished manuscript. Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating.

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I’m continuing to share from my upcoming release Shadow Codex. Last week we met Caleigh, a witch on a quest for an ancient codex that is supposed to help her banish an angry god. The final line last week was about Cernnunos, the afore mentioned angry god intent on destroying the planet. “He wasn’t wrong, they had made a complete mess of the world, but sending a plague that killed its victims slowly and with torturous pain wasn’t exactly the best solution.”

Caleigh rubbed her brow. The illness stumped doctors. Panic had begun to creep into the population. Her neighbors and friends were stocking up on supplies. Online articles mentioned gun sales had doubled in the Bay Area in the last five days. And at her store customers had been buying up homesteading and survival books.

So far the outbreaks were contained in four or five major cities across most of the larger countries, but doomsday lovers were quick to point out that if no countermeasures were found, the plague would continue to spread unstoppably. Once the victims had reached a certain number, the balance would tip and humanity would die.

For once those doomsday lovers knew what they were talking about, which was why Mai, Zoe, and Caleigh had been sent on individual quests to find ways to take out the god. It was Caleigh’s job to find this codex, and she had a measly seven days.

Here is the preliminary blurb:

One witch. One shifter. One angry god hell-bent on the destruction of the world.

Witch Caleigh hunts for the Shadow Codex. She has seven days to unearth it and learn the spell to banish a god before he can do the wipe out the world thing. She didn’t anticipate being joined by sexy Sawyer, the man she’s had a crush on for months. After having suffered devastating loss she’s no longer willing to risk her heart, so a crush is all it can be.

Sawyer has one goal: fulfil his duty as alpha and protect his pack at all cost. Being sidetracked by luscious Caleigh wasn’t part of the plan. When he discovers they are after the same book he’s happy to savor every moment with her. That is all he can do. Because bringing a human into a world where physical prowess is everything would kill her.

The chemistry between them grows explosive until danger catapults them over the edge. Caleigh has to decide how much she’s willing to risk. Sawyer needs to determine if his pack is all that matters. When danger closes in it may be easier to banish a god than to face their inner demons.

I’m currently working on the next book in the series and struggled with the opening. Luckily I had dinner with two friends last night and we came up with a much better solution. Now I just need to watch some classic Hepburn/Tracy movies. Such a chore…;)

And of course I can’t leave you without a sexy shifter;).

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Happy Sunday and have a fabulous week!

Splish-Splash Event

Welcome to the Nice Girls Writing Naughty Splish-Splash Event!

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Bubble, bubble, toil and…welcome to the trouble! It’s #NationalBubbleBathDay, and I’m joining my #NiceGirlsWritingNaughty sisters all weekend long to help celebrate with a steamy fun PAGE HOP!

Hello there. I’m Tina Christopher, and I write hot-hot-hot stuff such as From Prussia With Love or Tangled Shadows. As part of the Page Hop, I’m giving away a $10 AllRomanceEBooks gift card to 1 lucky winner on Sunday!

All you have to do to enter my giveaway is to

follow me on Twitter or like my Facebook page.

After you do that, be sure to comment below about YOUR fantasy bath mate, so I know you’ve been by! Who would you like to join and what is the plan?;)

After you’re done, hop on to the next Naughty Girl waiting to say hello to you! She is: ZOEY DERRICK!

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Naughty Girls Movie Night!

Join the Nice Girls Writing Naughty tonight at 6pm EST here for a fabulous and fun movie night. We’re watching While You Were Sleeping and there will be plenty of laughter and opportunities to win prizes.

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Happy Holidays!

Weekend Writing Warriors-Blindsided Snippet 11

Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors, the perfect place to discover new authors and fall in love with their writing. Each Sunday we share 8 to 10 sentences from a current or finished manuscript. Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating.

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I’m continuing with my WIP Blindsided. This is a few days after the last snippet, in which Jace picked up his stowaway dog from Ana at her office. Over the next few days Ana keeps thinking about Jace, but she’s growing more and more tense because her car is acting up and she’s hearing voices while driving, but there’s no one there. At work her files are acting up, not saving properly, but without rhyme or reason. Let’s just say she’s getting a little tense even when she’s doing her best not to let it affect her. And then she works late one night. We are in her point of view.

“After another day that resembled a marathon more than a workday and ended way after regular people’s bedtime—the compressed deadlines Book Lovers had were best described as challenging—she walked outside to her car.

Night had fallen, but the lamps scattered across the parking lot made her feel safe enough.

Or they did until light after light went dark.

She pulled her phone out of her pocket and dialed 9-1, ready to hit the final 1 at a moment’s notice.

A sound like footsteps echoed around her. She cursed her need to be healthy and to park at the far end of the lot to get some extra steps into her day. If she made it out of this she’ll join the gym and park right at the entrance.

Ana shoved her bags so they hung from her shoulder, held the phone in her left hand and moved her keys so one poked out between her fingers of her right hand like a dagger. Or rather like something that would hopefully hurt anyone stupid enough to attack her in sensitive places.

The steps behind her grew louder and heavier.”

What works, what doesn’t?

I’ll be around later in the day as I’m spending a lot of time at my new place and preparing things for it.

It was tight, but I still found some time to do research just for you guys;).

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Happy Sunday and have a fabulous week!

Weekend Writing Warriors-Blindsided Snippet 10

Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors, the perfect place to discover new authors and fall in love with their writing. Each Sunday we share 8 to 10 sentences from a current or finished manuscript. Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating.

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I’m continuing with my WIP Blindsided. This is a few paragraphs after the last snippet in which Ana admired Jace’s form when he came to pick up the dog (I’m changing the name, but haven’t reached that point in the revisions, so for now he’s still Reacher).

Ana is the fiction buyer for a major (made up;) book retailer and suggests a couple of books (she has copies the publishers shared with her) to Jace based on the choice he made for his dog’s name. Reacher joins them when he hears Jace’s voice. We’re still in Ana’s point of view.

For a moment they both just stood there looking at each other. Ana searched for something intelligent and captivating to say, something that would extend their time together, but, as usual in these moments, her mind was utterly blank.

He cleared his throat and lifted the books. “Thanks for the reading material.”

“You’re welcome. Thank you for fixing my car.” She bent down to Reacher. “Thanks for the company.” Reacher wagged his tail and grinned from ear to ear. Ana laughed and shook her head.

What works, what doesn’t?

Tha last three weeks have been a bit insane for me. I bought my very first condo! Everything is moving incredibly quickly (I have a two week closing date) so my brain is mostly mush and I’m feeling somewhat overwhelmed;). I now need to make decorating decisions and start packing as I’m moving by the end of next month. What?!? How the heck did that happen?!

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Happy Sunday and have a fabulous week!

Weekend Writing Warriors-Blindsided Snippet 9

Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors, the perfect place to discover new authors and fall in love with their writing. Each Sunday we share 8 to 10 sentences from a current or finished manuscript. Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating.

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Now that From Prussia With Love (currently only $4,49 at Loose Id;) has been released into the wild, I’m back to my contemporary WIP, currently named Blindsided. We left off  here with Reacher, the dog, playing matchmaker and climbing into Ana’s backseat without her realising. She of course called Jace as soon as she could and he’s arrived at her office to pick up the dog. We’re in Ana’s POV.

“A moment later he strode up the stairs. Damn, she nearly swallowed her tongue-he’d been hot as hell in his overall, but now he wore a t-shirt with some rock band on the front and jeans old enough they followed every line of his magnificent body.

He came to a stop in front of her.

She stared.

“Ms. Marshall?”

“Yes?”

He raised his brows. “Where’s Reacher?”

Ana realized she was making a fool of herself and wanted to sink into the floor; instead she straightened her shoulders and smiled. “Please call me Ana,” she opened the door that had locked behind her when she’d stepped onto the landing, “as your dog’s kidnapper I think we should be on first name basis.”

What works, what doesn’t?

Happy Sunday, Happy Labour Day Weekend and have a fabulous week! And here is some more research:
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Weekend Writing Warriors-From Prussia With Love

Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors, the perfect place to discover new authors and fall in love with their writing. Each Sunday we share 8 to 10 sentences from a current or finished manuscript. Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating.

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I’m taking a break from Blindsided to share a snippet from my latest steampunk release From Prussia With Love, book 1 in the Victoria’s Secret Agents series. It released this week (insert excited squee;). If you stop by my blog and share your favourite James Bond movie with me, you’ll be entered to win steampunk jewellery. Today is the final day of the contest.

This snippet is only a few paragraphs after last week’s. They have finished the tour of the cargo hold and Garrett asks Clara if she has seen enough and says she has. He’s intrigued and despite everything she’s said still a tad suspicious of her, but the tension between them approaches peak levels. We are in Garrett’s point of view and he speaks first.

“And was it everything you had hoped for?”

She captured his gaze with a sharp one of her own; then she examined her surroundings and chuckled. “It came close.”

Garrett crossed his arms over his chest and blocked the way. “Not good enough. I can’t let you out of here until we’ve fulfilled all your expectations.”

Even in the low light the green sparks in her eyes grew bolder.

His cock hardened further.

She licked her lips, raising his body temperature a few hundred degrees.

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Clara Redbeck has one goal: to prove to the sods at work—and to herself—that the best man for the job can be a woman. To do that, she must prevent a traitor from blowing London to bits. If only the dashing first mate of the dirigible she’d been tasked to plunder didn’t set her aflame.

Garrett Dewhurst has one goal: to execute the coup of a lifetime. His plans do not include a spanking dalliance with the most intriguing woman he has ever met.

With each encounter, the fire between them burns hotter and their need grows stronger. Finally, the cramped cabin aboard the Bismarck becomes their intimate playground, where Garrett introduces Clara to the pleasure of submission and they explore their passion in every way possible.

Clara and Garrett want a future together, but each holds a secret that if revealed could cost them everything. When danger closes in, they have to choose between protecting themselves or the whole of London.

I hope you have a wonderful day and a fabulous week.

Happy Writing!

Sexy Saturday over at the Nice Girls Writing Naughty!

Check out three Sexy Saturday excerpts over at Nice Girls Writing Naughty and comment for a chance to win weekly as well as grand prizes;).

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