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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;).

A Wish Granted by Leela Lou Dahlin

I’m excited to share my friend and fellow Nice Girl Leela Lou Dahlin’s latest release A Wish Granted.

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Blurb

Allyn Hauser likes sex, and she loves to play…role play. For her special guy, she’ll be the college professor to his frat boy, the damsel in distress to his greedy mechanic or the demanding client to his red hot masseuse. This sexy role play allows her to be close to the man she wants and having the hottest sex she’s ever had, while attempting to keep her heart at a distance. The man in question is the brother of her best friend, the most sought after bachelor, and all around Adonis…Logan Patterson.

With her best friend getting married everything is about to change and she’s trying to be okay with that, but the week of the wedding Allyn’s world starts to fall apart. Allyn must decide if is she going to keep her true feelings concealed and live with the lies or will she stop hiding behind the games, risk it all, and accept what Logan’s offering as A Wish Granted.

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Allyn Hauser is a woman who’s had my heart since she first ran through my head. She’s had a hard life but she’s a fighter. A woman who’s trying to protect herself from change and further heartache and loss. Her very best friend is getting married and there will be a change in the dynamic of their relationship. This reminds her of all the other losses she’s had growing up as a foster child. There is something to be said for a survivor, a person who keeps going even when the going gets tough. It’s one of the reasons I brought this out independently. I like Allyn flaws and all and I hope you do too.

This story started as a way to see if I could write a story that would be engaging. In 2010 I entered my first attempt in The Stroke of Midnight contest by Passionate Ink and I was a finalist. That was the beginning of me taking my writing seriously. This story has had a good number of changes but I love Allyn and Logan more now than I did when I first met them and I can’t wait until you meet them, as well.

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Author Bio

At a very young Leela Lou Dahlin started reading the romance novels her grandmother left around the house during her summer vacations. She learned early that she enjoyed the type of story that could make you feel like you had fluttering butterflies in your stomach and bring tears to your eyes.

Leela tries to create the emotional and endearing stories she adored as a child and continues to love to this day. She resides in SW Pennsylvania working as a RN Case Manager during the day and spinning her sweetly sexy stories by night.

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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!

From Prussia With Love Release Day and Give-Away!

Woohoo! Today From Prussia With Love, book 1 in the Victoria’s Secret Agents series, release from Loose Id. A super-sexy steampunk novel with a touch of BDSM and loads of swashbuckling fun. It is set in the same world as Dirigibles Are Forever and Holly and Jack make an appearance.

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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.

To celebrate the release I’m giving away a steampunk necklace and a pair of earrings from Overman.

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For a chance to win follow me on Twitter (@TinaChristopher) and tweet about the release and the contest using #FromPrussiaWithLove. Or comment on this post and tell me your favourite James Bond movie and why you love it. Each will give you one entry into the contest, which is open worldwide. The contest runs until 12pm EST Sunday August 30th, 2015.

I have to say my favourite is probably Goldeneye with Pierce Brosnan and Sean Bean. I love the action and the characters and it’s one of the few Bond movies where the plot holes are on the smaller side;). When  I worked at Harrods in London I met Pierce Brosnan and he was just wonderful. A complete gentleman and very sweet when a little boy (probably around 6 years) asked him if he was James Bond.

Weekend Writing Warriors-It’s huge!

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 with you a snippet from my upcoming steampunk release From Prussia With Love, book 1 in the Victoria’s Secret Agents series. Yes, I went there;). The last time you saw Clara and Garrett she had been working on getting a tour of the cargo hold so she could continue her investigation. He had been intrigued and a tad suspicious of her, but after showing her around every part of the dirigible-and their flirting reached peak levels-he finally takes her to the cargo hold. We are in Garrett’s point of view.

“Skids of boxes and crates were stacked back-to-back with limited space between them, just enough to walk through; a few lamps scattered through the length of the hold offered dim light that barely showed them the back wall. He picked up a steam torch which came to life in his hand with a click and a whirr. “Is it everything you’d expected?”

She moved past him, turning as much as the narrow space permitted; her gaze roved about the vast hold. “It’s so big,” her words were a breathy whisper, “It’s huge.” Her eyes sparkled with the mischief he’d come to enjoy during their exchange.

“It is indeed quite large. In fact, the more you…explore, the bigger you’ll find it.”

He bit his tongue to suppress his laughter at the look she threw him, but it became more and more difficult when her lips twitched. “I’m sure you’ll be only too happy to show me,” she said.”

From Prussia With Love releases August 25th from Loose Id. April Martinez has done another wonderful job with the cover. See of you can find the clockwork mouse.

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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’ll be around a little later today as my day is jam-packed (or maybe it is marmalade-packed;). I hope you have a wonderful day and a fabulous week.

Happy Writing!

Dirigibles Are Forever Cover Reveal!

I am incredibly excited to share with you the cover for my upcoming sexy steampunk Christmas novella Dirigibles Are Forever! Dirigibles Are Forever is a super-sexy Christmas novella set in an alternative Victorian London, filled with adventure, secrets and fun with a dash of James Bond thrown in. I had a blast writing it and I really hope you have as much fun reading it. Dirigibles Are Forever releases December 9th, 2014 from Loose Id.

Here we are-drumroll please-

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Blurb:

Working as an Aether Traffic Controller saved Holly Acklin after the death of her husband, but now she wants more—including a night of uninhibited passion with Jack Smith, whose very presence has kept her body tingling for months.

Special Agent Jack Smith kept his identity a secret when he came to the London Royal Port Authority with one assignment, one he cannot fail. It holds him back from following his attraction to Holly. But on the eve he must complete the mission, Holly asks for one night with no rules or boundaries, and his control snaps.

When London experiences an unexpectedly white Christmas, all dirigible traffic is grounded, leaving Holly and Jack free to act upon their stormy passions. Holly finds her determination to stay emotion-free crumbling unaware Jack is experiencing the same need. Each lover wishes for more, but fears it can’t be. Instead they focus their desires in mind-blowing passion.

But when Holly discovers that Jack isn’t who he claimed to be, everything is thrown into turmoil. Can she trust the man she thought she knew?

Here is the link to the Loose Id website where you can download a sample chapter.

 

Weekend Writing Warriors-Tangled Redemption Snippet 18

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

Tangled Redemption, book 4 in the Celestial Surrender series, is out in the world and this is my final snippet. I hope you enjoyed Sydney, Miguel and Jayden’s adventure.

Last week Jayden put the moves on Sydney and I had a few questions about Miguel. I hope this snippet, which is a little way after last week’s, will give you a taste;). We’re in Jayden’s POV.

“All right,” Jayden rubbed his hands together, “So, what should we do first?”

“First you will undress Sydney. Then you will lay her out on the bed and feast on her until you have brought her to pleasure three times.”

Jayden frowned at Calatrave. “Who has gone and made you king?”

The other Vampire didn’t respond but walked—no strode—to a large, surprisingly comfortable looking chair at the foot end of the bed and sat down, his fingers steepled beneath his chin, for all intents and purpose looking like a master waiting for his minions to fall in line.

Jayden paused. Maybe that was it.”

If you’re NaNo-ing this month all the best. Have an amazing week and as always Happy Writing!

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Here is the blurb:

Sydney Radnall is no man’s toy, despite fate’s attempt to make her just that. A kidnapping puts her at the mercy of a sadistic Feral commander. Being held prisoner is bad enough, but her Naema blood is powerful. In her current Vampiric company her presence is like ringing a dinner bell.

In an attempt to break the commander makes her the pet of two of his lieutenants. Miguel is one of the most dangerous men she has ever met, but she can’t stop the attraction blazing between them. Then there is Jayden, a Vampire who is as surprising as he is sexy. Two Vampires she should not be attracted to, should not want to surrender to, should not trust.

But things aren’t always what they seem. Secrets and lies shadow their connections, making it impossible to see clearly. What are the chances of her finding lifemates while surrounded by enemies? And making the wrong decision could not just shatter her heart. It could cost her life.

 

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Weekend Writing Warriors-Tangled Redemption Snippet 17

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

Tangled Redemption, book 4 in the Celestial Surrender series, released this week! Click here for a chance to win a copy as well as a $50 gift card.

Last week Jayden challenged Miguel to seduce Sydney as voluntary submission was far more erotic than force. Sydney is off balance and unsure what is going on, but the cold ball of fear that had curled tight in her stomach finally releases. She is about to discover that Jayden has a few moves. We are in her point of view and Jayden speaks first.

“Let me show you.”

Distracted by Jayden’s smile and the way he didn’t seem to take anything seriously she didn’t see him move. He wrapped both arms around her, pulled her close against his chest and kissed her.

His lips were firm but soft. Where she had expected coercion she got seduction. His lips teased her; force she could have fought, but his approach left her helpless to fend off. It had been too long since she had kissed a man. And Jayden was a formidable kisser who left her hungry for more.

I have started on my next WIP, a steampunk novella (that’s the planned length, but my books tend to end up longer than expected a lot of the times;) set in the same world as my upcoming Christmas novella Dirigibles Are Forever. My outline is incredibly detailed: The hero and villain talk. Things happen. The Black Moment approaches. I may have to think a little more before I start on those scenes;). It’s nice to be writing again and my heroine Vanessa intrigues me to no end. I’ll start sharing once I have a few words down.

Have an amazing week and as always Happy Writing!

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Here is the blurb:

Sydney Radnall is no man’s toy, despite fate’s attempt to make her just that. A kidnapping puts her at the mercy of a sadistic Feral commander. Being held prisoner is bad enough, but her Naema blood is powerful. In her current Vampiric company her presence is like ringing a dinner bell.

In an attempt to break the commander makes her the pet of two of his lieutenants. Miguel is one of the most dangerous men she has ever met, but she can’t stop the attraction blazing between them. Then there is Jayden, a Vampire who is as surprising as he is sexy. Two Vampires she should not be attracted to, should not want to surrender to, should not trust.

But things aren’t always what they seem. Secrets and lies shadow their connections, making it impossible to see clearly. What are the chances of her finding lifemates while surrounded by enemies? And making the wrong decision could not just shatter her heart. It could cost her life.

 

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Weekend Writing Warriors-Tangled Redemption Snippet 16

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’d planned to move on to  new project, but then I realised that Tangled Redemption, book 4 in the Celestial Surrender series, releases in a week and a half and decided to continue sharing for a couple more weeks;).

Today’s snippet is a few pages after last week’s. Sydney, now Miguel and Jayden’s “pet” finds herself alone in a room with them, but things are not as she anticipated. We are in her point of view.

“How is this going to work?” Their behavior did not match her expectations. Where she’d anticipated force she’d found calm.

Jayden took her hand and she let him. “I know Nasir—and you—expected our encounter to be filled with violence,” he shook his head. “I find voluntary submission much more erotic.” He turned to Miguel, “Don’t you?” Challenge echoed through his words despite his even tone.

Tangled Redemption releases next Wednesday and I’m hugely excited (and somewhat stressed out;).

The last couple of months have been exhausting. If you have any suggestions on how to clear your mind and refocus your attention please share. I need all the help I can get;).

Have an amazing week and as always Happy Writing!

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Here is the blurb:

Sydney Radnall is no man’s toy, despite fate’s attempt to make her just that. A kidnapping puts her at the mercy of a sadistic Feral commander. Being held prisoner is bad enough, but her Naema blood is powerful. In her current Vampiric company her presence is like ringing a dinner bell.

In an attempt to break the commander makes her the pet of two of his lieutenants. Miguel is one of the most dangerous men she has ever met, but she can’t stop the attraction blazing between them. Then there is Jayden, a Vampire who is as surprising as he is sexy. Two Vampires she should not be attracted to, should not want to surrender to, should not trust.

But things aren’t always what they seem. Secrets and lies shadow their connections, making it impossible to see clearly. What are the chances of her finding lifemates while surrounded by enemies? And making the wrong decision could not just shatter her heart. It could cost her life.

 

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