I hope that you all are ready for a lot of book reviews over the next few weeks. The awesome and lovely author lady Torie James has a series of shorts out entitled Fractures Fantasies and I happen to have all 13 books on my Kindle! That means I have been doing a lot of reading and am going to be giving reviews for all the books in the series! Today we are starting off with the first two books in the series, Point of No Return and
Here is a little bit about Fractured Fantasies: Fractured Fantasies are cautionary, carnal tales.
Past the shadows of lust and temptation there is a secret dimension of dark, forbidden desires. Abandon rational thought and step into a world of shattering rapture, furious ecstasy and burning secrets. Worship the flesh and submit to carnal seduction but remember passion comes at a high price. What are you willing to pay?
Point of No Return is a fun and steamy short that delves into sin with someone who should know a little something about sinning, Satan's daughter herself. Hurt in the past, she has now found her rightful spot in her father's kingdom, but some things and men are not so easily forgotten. This is a hot, hot story that I hope that the author writes a sequel to one of these days! 5/5 stars.
Reclaiming the Rabbit Hole is the second book in the Fractured Fantasies series. This one took some inspiration from Alice in Wonderland, but this is certainly no kids book! Sex is good, sex is fun, sex can also be a weapon. This is a tale of revenge that takes some unlikely turns that will keep you reading and wanting more! 5/5 Stars
I have 11 more shorts to review from this series, so come back next week for some more!
I am all about encouraging people to stop and relax during the summer, perhaps by reading some fun books. In my effort to help people with that, I am offering my zombie/horror meets steamy romance novella Our Last Salvation for free now through Sunday! Head over and grab your copy today!
Kol's living her dream. Her gorgeous neighbor, Nick, promised to make her life brighter yet, until something from her past threatens the entire world.
Kol is trying to outrun her troubled past and start anew. She is finally living the life she always wanted in NYC, where she has met the man of her dreams, Nick. Just when her future is looking bright, an infection takes hold of the country, sending her and Nick on a race for their lives. Now Kol must face the pain she wanted to leave behind forever, in order for anyone to have a future.
As I continue to not only learn and grow as an author, not to mention that I am still trying to gain balance between writing and my day job and all my other responsibilities. So that means that I am trying to teach myself to actually plot out my novels and stories. Plotting, boy that is a scary word to me.
Now some of you might be thinking that authors always plot. Our books always have plots, this is true. That does not mean that all authors plot out their books before they start writing. I have always been what is known as a pantser. This means I open up my computer and write by the seat of my pants. I know some story points, I have characters, but I just write and see where the story takes me. It's fun and has served me well, but now that I am busier I think that I see that plotting might be something for me to explore.
Right now I have less physical time to devote to writing, which means that I need to use my time more efficiently. Plotting would help this, at least I hope. This way when I sit down to write I will know what points I need to hit each session, I will know where the story is going and I should write fast then right? Well I am just working on my very first plot right now as I also work on edits, so maybe by next week I will know if plotting is the magical tool that I need to write my books faster and better. Wish me luck!
Summer reading season is here and through a little shameless self promotion I'd like to suggest my small town/mob princess book A Whole New Life as something to be added to your to read list! It's such a fun and romantic story, one that I am pretty proud of! Give it a read and let me know what you think!
A handsome deputy who’s not looking to settle down.
A mysterious woman who’s on the run.
When Deputy Henri Gunther realizes there’s so much more to waitress Jenna Trippleton, his simple small-town life explodes right open. With her safety and freedom at stake, Jenna must decide whether she can put her trust in the one man who’s promised to protect her.
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I have been having a hard time concentrating on my writing of late. Health issues have been making me tired and unmotivated. Some mental health issues have been making it even worse. Depression and anxiety have been making every day a struggle, in particular when it comes to my writing. But that does not mean that I have stopped writing. Nope, I am still trying. I always figure some words are better than no words and that is what is keeping me moving forward. That is the approach that I am taking with everything in my life right now in the face of a lot of adversity. Just keep moving forward and you won't get stuck right?
So despite being very slow at writing right now, I still hope to finish the second half of 2019 strong! I have a few short stories already accepted to some anthologies that will be out later this year. I have a couple more short stories to write for other anthologies that I obviously hope will be accepted. I will get the second novella in the Port Stone series off to my editor this month and hopefully release it in late August. I am also working on two novels that I hope to get out this year, if not early next year. And hopefully I can get the third and final Port Stone book out in December. That means that I have a lot of writing to do. And at least I am making progress towards my goals no matter how small that progress is some days.
Summer is here! At least it is in my neck of the woods! Looking for some fun and steamy reads while you relax and enjoy the warmer weather? Why not grab a copy of my Blood, Lust and Love: A Collection of Vampire Shorts? This book contains three vampire inspired novellas sure to steam things up more than the weather. Also available in paperback.
Three vampire stories in one collection for the first time!
In Under a Ring of Fire, everything changes for Jackie thanks to an eclipse of the sun. She is a dying woman, living what's left of her life in misery. One night, one mysterious guest and she will be forever altered. Is this her chance to live at last?
In Curse of the Blood, not even service to his king in time of war could prepare Melvil for the pleasurable evil he would suffer at the hands of Honnor. One act of kindness dooms him to a life that he never wanted.
In Alone No More, the tortured Melvil is back, living a life of penance. One night he saves a young woman from ghouls and sees hope for the first time in years. Ella is a woman alone in life, until a mysterious Frenchman saves her from more than ghouls.
It's been a bit but it's time for another book review! This time I am reviewing the first of a series of horror books by one of my now favorite up and coming horror authors, Vesper Brooks! Check out her work, seriously.
This is the first book I have read by this author, but it won’t be the last. I have always loved stories about the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse and have read many. This one gives a new take on this classic trope, turning up the creep and horror factor. I liked the gritty portrayal of this story and how Famine comes to be. This story is not for the faint of heart and that is what I liked most about it. I look forward to the other books in the series. This was for sure 5/5 stars!
Summer is here and hopefully that means some time for reading and relaxing more! Looking for some books to add to your to-read list? Love action packed fantasy? Well here are some suggestions for you!
Tianna and Kara each came to Port Stone by request of their respective Orders to help an unknown elf, Phinelope. She never shows at the appointed meeting place, so they go in search of her only to find Phinelope murdered and more secrets than answers in this strange town. Never ones to let the murder of a woman go with no consequences, they take it upon themselves to avenge her death and find themselves becoming more involved in the mysteries of Port Stone than either of them ever intended.
Join Tianna and Kara in this female led fantasy of danger, lies, and unanswered questions.
Zanna is an elven warrior princess, who seems to have it all, yet really has nothing. Her fate is not in her own hands. Instead, it is bound to an ancient magic she has no control over. She wants to rule the elves, yet must prove herself worthy before she is accepted. She also wants to find her mate, but after two thousand years, didn't hold much hope. Her existence has become mundane, and she craves something new. A routine assignment suddenly turns into something bigger that could ruin all of them. Is she strong enough to save the world and find her own happiness too? Can she change and help change the fate of the world with her?
Will is an orphan who has always been confused by his strangeness. He keeps himself apart, separate from those around him. A chance meeting with a remarkable woman changes everything. He not only learns about himself, but about a whole other world that he is a part of by birthright. However the father that abandoned him as an infant stands to ruin his future and the future of the world unless he can be stopped.
Will and Zanna must face loved ones who work against them and their past as well as find the strength to fight a bigger enemy and save the realms from evil. Can love, friendship, family, and acceptance defeat evil before it brings the realms crashing down? Can Zanna prove herself worthy to rule the kingdom?
Just last week I was talking about how I might have to start writing and publishing less due to life, but it seems the universe wants to help me out. First, I just received another acceptance for a short story to be part of an upcoming anthology on cults! I also found several anthology calls that I intend to write pieces for and take my chances. This would mean that I would at least consistently be putting out new material. Provided that I get some acceptances from these submissions. So fingers crossed there.
Not only did I find more anthologies to enter, but I also either won or was gifted some amazing covers over the weekend! Now these are covers for stories I don't have written yet, but getting beautiful covers not only helps me expense wise when self publishing, but I have already come up with some great ideas and I hope to get these books written and released this year! I am also working on getting money saved for a couple covers that I need for works in progress as well. So I might be able to self publish more than I thought just a week ago.
Life has also sent me some good news and eased up on my stress load in just one week. I still have a lot of personal stuff going on that might affect my writing, but things are certainly looking up compared to just one week ago.
Summer is coming! Looking for some fun beach/pool side reads? Here are a couple of short novellas that I have that are perfect for a summer day. And best of all, these books are only .99 cents!
Summer Interrupted is part horror, part mystery and a touch of romance all in one book!
Welcome to Oceanside Inn is a vampire short that is a bit out of the ordinary!
The Discovery of a Lifetime mixes aliens, the legend of Atlantis, and romance.
Lust, Sex and Tattoos is a steamy story that is exactly like the title implies.
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