Aaaah…. the humid air of a Carolina spring. The only difference between a Carolina spring and a Carolina summer is the rain. It’s only mid-April and already the temperatures are climbing into the 90s! That can only mean one thing– it’s time for the beach! Long days of lounging on the sand, watching the waves and sipping a tall fruity drink under a garishly colored umbrella. Of course if you’re like me, you’ve always got a good book in your beach bag. So seeing as how I never do much promotion, I thought I’d just give a run-down of my releases. Just to give you some ideas for loading up your Kindle. I promise they won’t disappoint!
Beast of Burden: Sascha has been a slave in the village of Kaspar for most of her life. Unappreciated and alone, she lives out her days toiling away and putting up with constant torment. When her kind master goes off to the marketplace in a neighboring town, he offers to bring her a gift. All she asks is for a single, red rose. Little does she know that the rose will cast her out into the service of the beastly Lord Marek. Rumored to be a scarred and cruel man, Cianan Marek has been searching for a kindred soul. His life as a warrior came to an abrupt end when he was attacked by werewolves in the Outlands. Bitter and alone, he’s been hiding a terrible secret since returning to Kaspar as Lord Governor. In this adult retelling of the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Sascha and Cianan learn the power of destiny and that some beasts lurk in the most unlikely of places. This one is my newest release and I must say— it’s a hot little number.
“Dollface”: “Dollface” is the story of Caroline, a plain Jane, small town Southern girl who just happens to be a funeral home cosmetian. Everyone in town likes Caroline, though they’ve always felt that there was something not quite right about her. For years Caroline has pined in silence for the funeral director’s son, Scott Bauer. Scott has always been kind, but never returned her affections. Her world comes tumbling down when she discovers that Scott is to be married and will leave her forever. She can’t let that happen and will go to unnatural lengths to keep him. The story has a bit of graphic violence and alludes somewhat to necrophilia, mostly in the style of Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily.” This one’s straight horror, so there’s no hot sex. But the anti-heroine, Caroline, is genuinely creepy!
“Masquerade”: “What’s your fantasy?” Blythe McLachlan had the perfect life until the night he said those three little words that could make or break a relationship. When Blythe tells her husband about her fantasy of a hot menage, he’s less than pleased. But when he drops her off at a mysterious masquerade ball, she finds that the boundaries of love can be crossed and rules are made to be broken. This short story has been described as a smouldering piece of Heaven that’s sure to fog up your iPad screen…
As the last of the Grigori, Heaven’s guardians of humankind on Earth, the angel Saraquel should destroy beautiful Theo before the forces of Hell use her to destroy him, humanity, or even Heaven itself. But like Jerome, he sees the humanity in her that far outshines the hidden demon. He forms a connection to her that he has never known with anyone else through all his immortal life. Choosing to protect her, he joins Theo and Jerome in a fight to bring down hell’s design and save her human soul.