Friday, March 24, 2017

Dancing With Dragons - Decadent Kane introduces Grigori



In a little over a month, the first book in my new dragons series will come out as part of the Prowlers & Growlers set. I enjoy reading dragon shifters a lot, but when I started writing my own I stopped reading dragon books so I wouldn't unwittingly borrow from them. Over the next few weeks, I'll invite some of my fellow writers - or their creatures! - to answer a few questions about what it's like to write - or be - a dragon.

Today we get a glimpse of Grigori, a character in Decadent Kane's Shifting Scales...


  ~ INTERVIEW ~

Could you tell us a little about you?

I'm a Siberian Dragon. The name's Grigori. I'm not fond of people stealing from me and will do everything within my very powerful abilities to get back what belongs to me.


Well, hello Grigori. I'll be sure to keep my hands to myself! Could you tell us a little about those abilities and the dragon part of you?

My dragon part is an essence. Not a separate being entirely, but it has a will of its own in a very primal way. I can shift into my dragon form, but otherwise it exists as a tattoo on my back. It can influence my decisions.


Now forgive me if I’m being nosy but what is romance like for dragons? Are there specific dragon courtship rituals? If you have a significant other right now, can you tell us about them?

My Significant other is a very powerful mage, which matches my very powerful dragon essence. I wouldn't say we have a courtship, unless you call her pretending to be me- fully formed human way- a kind of flirtation. I chase, she runs. It works out.


As long as it works out for you! Are dragons ‘out’ in your world – that is, does everyone know about them? If so, what do ‘regular’ folks think about them?

Dragons are out, sort of. Many don't see them because dragons hail from Siberia- actually a parallel to Siberia, but I don't think it surprises humans that we are there. More surprise to actually see one of us.


What’s your favorite part about being a dragon? And you least favorite one?

I don't have a least favorite part of being a dragon. My favorite is being able to scare people into doing what I want.


Meeep! I think we'll stop now, then, before I start bothering you... Thanks for answering those few questions!


~ BLURB ~ 
Shifting Scales - a Siberian Paradox Prequel
Part of the Prowlers and Growlers Boxed Set

After Grigori's dragon scales are stolen, he catches a lead in Paradox City. The culprit? A sassy little thing who masquerades as him to make a sale! He might have found that adorable if she hadn't taken his dragon powers too. Intrigued by the female's abilities, Grigori set his sight on claiming what is rightfully his, and in the process, the female just might find her way to her knees.

Nova brokers deals on the black market. She doesn't ask what the products are and she usually doesn't care, not until her brother gets involved with Faceless, a mob boss. Toss in a dragon shifter searching for his stolen scales and Nova finds herself knee deep in trouble. When that sexy dragon barges his way into Nova's life, she refuses to give in to his demands… well, at least she tries to tell herself that. She doesn't expect Grigori to awaken a side of her she'd only ever thought about in the dark of night… an urge to submit she thought she could live without.




~ About the Author ~

International Bestselling author Decadent Kane is an indie paranormal romance writer with a pen name taken from a burlesque name generator and began her career on a dare...

The fae, magic, and mystical worlds of possibility are carved into her soul. When she writes her stories, she pours all of her heart into what they whisper. She's the kind of lady who will stare off into space to better understand her characters' thoughts, listening to them speak their own version of the story.

Find out more at www.decadentkane.com

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Prowlers & Growlers Boxed Set Author Spotlight: Fallen In Sin by @MarissaFarrar

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Fallen In Sin by Marissa Farrar
International Bestselling Author
A fallen angel is offered the chance at regaining his wings, just as long as he can corrupt a curvy mortal woman.



Fallen In Sin

by

Marissa Farrar
International Bestselling Author
@MarissaFarrar



After trying her best to live a life free from sin, curvy Eva plans for the next man she lets into her bed to be the one she spends the rest of her life with.

Offered the chance of regaining his wings, fallen angel Ruax is on a mission from the Devil. All he has to do is corrupt Eva enough for her soul to belong to the Dark Lord. What he doesn’t expect is to fall for the mortal girl. Will he complete his mission or will he let his feelings get in the way?


Ruax thought he was going to sleep, his feet hung over the end of the too-small-couch, but when he opened his eyes again he discovered himself back in Hell, standing in front of Satan in a world made of flames. 

“So,” Satan said, reclining in his throne of bones. “How’s it going up there?” 

Instantly, he was guarded. “Fine. It’s going fine.” 

Lucifer threw back his head and laughed. “Fine? Do you think I don’t see what’s going on up there?” 

“I’m making progress,” he snapped back. 

“You only have three days. One of them is already gone, so now you’re down to two. You think licking a little pussy is going to corrupt her soul? You need to own her. Possess her. You’re going to need to fill her, every single part.” 

“Having you watching in doesn’t exactly help.” 

“Oh, you’re a big boy, Ruax. You know how all this works. They’re all being watched on Earth, whether it’s from down here, or up there. You’re mortal now, at least for the moment, so you get monitored just like the rest of them.” 

Ruax scowled. “I don’t have much choice then, do I?” 

“I’m glad to hear it.” 

“You could give me some pointers, you know. Something about her that will help me get under her skin. You obviously know who she is and she’s important to you, or you wouldn’t be bothering with all of this.” 

Lucifer smiled, but the action was terrifying. “Well, that would just spoil all my fun. I want to see you work for it, Ruax. Show me how much you want those wings back and you’ll be free of me for good.” He gave a little chuckle. “Or for as long as you can go without pissing His Almighty off again and getting your sorry ass sent back down here.” 

“That was a misunderstanding,” Ruax mumbled. 

“Yeah, yeah. That’s what they all say. Now go and get back to work.” 

Satan lifted a hand and drew it across Ruax in a horizontal line. A wall of flames rushed up around him, though he felt no heat. The brightness of the light blinded him, and he squeezed his eyes shut against the force. 

When he opened them again, Hell had vanished. 



How long have you been a writer and how did you come to writing?
 
Hi! Thanks for having me. I’ve been a writer since I was a child, but I’ve been writing professionally for the past seven years. Writing has always been something I’ve done, but it wasn’t until I finished my degree in Zoology that I decided it was something I wanted to pursue as a profession. It took me another six years after making that decision to finally get published.

How did you come up with this storyline?

I’ve wanted to write a fallen angel story for a while now, and I love writing about  curvy women, as I am one myself! When the opportunity arose to write a story  for the Prowlers and Growlers boxed set, I decided now was the time to get those writer muscles flexing and write about my fallen angel and the curvy girl  he has to corrupt. 

          
What are the best and the worst aspects of writing?

The best aspects are getting to live so many lives through the characters of the books I write. I love to write, and I’m kind of obsessive  about it – I write a new novel every other month! The worst aspects are the self-doubt – worrying that my work won’t live up to expectations.


What inspires you to write?
 
Everything! Other books I read, televisions shows, movies, dreams I have, overheard conversations in the street. I’m constantly inspired.


How did you conduct your research for Fallen in Sin?
In the same way most writers conduct their research – through Google! My character Ruax is an actual fallen angel
from mythology – he’s the fallen angel of headaches! I also set my novel in New York, so I needed to research some of the locations.


What are 3 of your favorite quotes from Fallen in Sin?
How delicate, how fragile, these mortals were…’

*** 

‘And he wanted to see her eat. Wanted to watch her part that pretty mouth and put things inside it.’

***

‘With his fingers on her skin, Ruax forgot about the other couples sitting around them, and the waiting staff bringing their meals and topping up their wine. The only thing that existed was her.’


What would your friends say is your best quality?

Probably my directness. You always know where you are with me.


Are reader reviews important to you.Why?
Yes, of course. Reviews can sell books, but also an author can learn a lot from readers’ reviews – what works and what doesn’t work. I always appreciate the time a reader takes to write a review on one of my books.


What do you do when you don’t write? Like in “Real Life”

I have three girls, ages 3, 6 and 9, so they take up the rest of my time. I’m lucky that writing is my full time job so I don’t have to have a ‘real life’ one.


Tell us about your other books? 
I have over twenty-five novels published of various genres. I mainly write romance – paranormal, of course, but also romantic suspense, dark romance, and contemporary
romance. I also have a brand new urban fantasy series called The Mind Movers coming out later this year.


If you could share one thing about yourself that you would like readers to know what would it be?
 
That I’ll always work to write the best story possible, and that I love to hear from readers, so if you’ve enjoyed my stories, please get in touch.

Thanks so much for interviewing me!


Marissa Farrar has always been in love with being in love. But since she's been married for numerous years and has three young daughters, she's conducted her love affairs with multiple gorgeous men of the fictional persuasion.
The author of more than twenty five novels, she has been a full time author for the last six years. She predominantly writes paranormal romance and urban fantasy, but has branched into contemporary fiction as well.







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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Only With The Heart - Chapter 16 - A Paranormal Romance story by Kallysten


If you are new to this story, you can find chapter 1 here.
If you missed chapter 15, it's here.


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ONLY WITH THE HEART
CHAPTER 16




James could be very convincing when he wanted to, it seemed. For all of Lance’s determination to keep things simple for this first lesson, he wasn’t quite sure how he ended up agreeing to some very basic sparring. Although sparring might have been the wrong word. It was more something akin to a dance, where both he and James followed a simple beat: strike up, then down, from the left, then the right, the plastic weapons clanking dully together to a regular rhythm.

Lance made sure to keep his strikes as light as he possibly could, although he soon realized James had no such compulsion. He struck his training sword for both attacks and parries as though his life depended on it, and by the end he was breathing hard, sweat shining on his brow and making his t-shirt stick to his chest and back.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Prowlers & Growlers Boxed Set Author Spotlight: Shadows Mark by Nicole Morgan

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When The Snow Flies by Gina Kincade & Kiki Howell
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Dark Verité by Muffy Wilson
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The Jaguar's Consort by Aliyah Burke
USA Today Bestselling and Award Winning Author

Hades Playground by Isis Pierce
USA Today Bestselling Author

Under The Crescent Moon by Amy Lee Burgess
USA Today Bestselling Author

The Demon The Witch and The Firebird by Phoenix Johnson
International Bestselling and Award Winning Author

Changes by Angelica Dawson
International Bestselling and Award Winning Author

Arcane by Erzabet Bishop
International Bestselling and Award Winning Author

Chicks Dig Scars by Kathleen Grieve
International Bestselling Author

Swelter by K.C. Stewart
International Bestselling Author

Dark Melody by Megan J Parker
International Bestselling Author

Starbright by Ashlynn Monroe
International Bestselling and Award Winning Author

Sorrows Beginning by S. E. Babin
International Bestselling and Award Winning Author

Shadows Mark by Nicole Morgan
International Bestselling Author

Mated by Kallysten
International Bestselling Author

Fallen In Sin by Marissa Farrar
International Bestselling Author

Lion by Her Side by Ever Coming
International Bestselling Author

Immortal Alchemy by Savannah Verte
International Bestselling and Award Winning Author

Stolen Magic by Joanna Mazurkiewicz
International Bestselling Author

Call Of The Beast by Erica Reeder
International Bestselling Author

Shifting Scales by Decadent Kane
International Bestselling Author



Shadows Mark by Nicole Morgan
International Bestselling Author
Save girl. Get girl. Prepare for battle...



Shadows Mark

by

Nicole Morgan
International Bestselling Author

@AuthorNicMorgan



Brett Hargrove was a loner and stayed beneath the radar just like most of his clan as they moved from town to town every few years. He tried his best to live a simple life, as much as a vampire could anyway.

Jamie Paulson was barely out of high school when she’d met the dark and dangerous, Gary. Since then he’d spent the years tormenting her and breaking every part of her soul.  

When Brett learns of the abuse that a member of their clan has inflicted on one of their own, he steps up to be the vulnerable woman’s protector. Though Gary has no intention of letting Jamie go. And Brett soon realizes that a battle for the woman and their very lives may be the only way they can truly be free.


She hesitated when he pulled her closer, unsure of what may happen next. Everything about him seemed dangerous. His eyes reminded her of the icy blue waters of Alaska. Dark in some places, yet crystal clear in others. There was something hypnotizing about them. It was the way that they stayed on her, never glancing away for even a second as he pierced her with his gaze. 

Though he dressed normal, from his jeans to his t-shirt, she knew there was absolutely nothing ordinary about him. He was exactly the type of boy that her parents had warned
her of. Good looking, and with an intense glare. It was obvious that he had a penchant for being bad, yet even knowing that she couldn't seem to help herself. She was drawn to him. Like a moth to the flame, she couldn't run away from him if she'd wanted to.


He hooked his fingers through the belt loops of her jeans and pressed their bodies firmly against one another. Her heart skipped a beat and warmth filled her entire body. She wondered what this visceral reaction to him meant. Was she finally experiencing what all her friends in high school had been talking about? Was this lust? Was it desire? Was it wrong?

So many questions ran through her mind while she tried to gain control of her overwhelming emotions. This wasn’t like her. She had always been such a good girl. She’d always
listened to her parents, stayed out of trouble, abided by their rules and studied hard for those college entrance exams. 


None of those things that had shaped the nearly eighteen years of her life seemed to matter in that moment. All she cared about were the thick pouty lips of the boy who stood mere inches from her. 

Kiss me! She cried silently, knowing that only she could know the depths of her desperation. 

There was something happening to her that she couldn’t explain. Her body felt like she had been set  ablaze. Unconsciously, she pressed herself further into his body.

She wasn't sure who was more surprised by her actions, him or her. Still, the way he kept his gaze on her was driving her mad.

“Relax.” He whispered.

“I’m sorry. I’ve… never been with a boy like this.”

“Never?”

She watched while his lips curved up in a devilish grin. There was something about him that she couldn’t resist. And she wasn’t even sure that she wanted to.

“It’s gonna be okay.”

He may have been trying to assure her, but she wasn’t sure she believed him. Her body told her  to ignore her mind, but her thoughts were fighting back with logic and reason.

A little voice inside of her told her to run fast and far away from him before it was too late, but she didn’t. She stayed there, their bodies close, her pulse racing and not a  clue what she should do.

“What’s happening to me?” she asked.

“Something incredible.”

Maybe it was in the way that he said it, or the half threat, half promise that seemed to be a part of his words.

Whatever it was, she knew there was no way out. She was trapped, thoroughly ensnared in his hold just like a spider to a fly.

“Why do I feel scared?” her question surprised even her. She hadn’t meant to ask him, but the words came out of their own volition.

“Don’t be scared.”

“I’m trying not to be. I’ve just never felt like this before.”

“It’s okay. I understand.” He drew in a deep breath and continued, “You want to be with me, don’t you?”

She couldn’t manage a verbal response, so she nodded in response.

“Good. Very good, Jamie. Because I’m going to make that happen. I’ll see to it you’ll never be  able to leave me. Ever.”

Running his hands along the sides of her hips and up to the outer swell of her breasts, he made  his move. She stood frozen as he closed the small distance between them, only
her lips parting ever so slightly as she waited for his kiss that never came.

Dipping his head down to the shallow part between her neck and shoulder, his breath burned her already heated skin.

She closed her eyes, expecting to feel the warmth of his mouth, and a gentle tease of his tongue. Instead of feeling such pleasure, her eyes opened wide. Shock and fear filled
her all at once when she felt the stabbing agony of something sharp cut through her skin.

For reasons unbeknownst to her, she held onto him as the pain continued to run through her  body. A hot and sticky sensation coated the side of her neck and spilled down into her bra. 

Her mind swam with thoughts of confusion and an unfamiliar sense of euphoria. Lightheaded and weak, she sensed as she was about to drift away and forced herself to hold onto him tighter.

Gary, what is happening to me?

She asked the question, but no sounds came from her. Alone within her own mind and unable to utter a word, she let the veil of sleep take her while wondering if she’d ever
wake again.



Who I am 
I’m a chaotic mess who works best when a million things are going on. I try my best to have structure and stay organized but, you know what they say about best laid plans. LOL.

What genres I write in
It’s really a mixed bag of sorts. I’ve written everything
from suspense, to paranormal and even the lighter side of BDSM. One thing you can almost always count on me for though is a certain level of steam.

Favorite genres to read
I read like I write, but still tend to lean more toward
suspense, especially military related ones.

Favorite TV shows
If it’s on Investigation Discovery, then I’m watching it.
LOL. But I do also have a hankering for paranormal shows and, wait for it… Project Runway!

Last movie I saw on the big screen
Bad Moms. It was on a date with a really sweet guy and we
both kept wondering why the commercials looked far more funny than the actual movie itself. LOL

What’s on my Netflix list (to be watched)
I’m still living under the illusion that I’ll wake up one day and find out that The Following (with Kevin Bacon) actually didn’t get cancelled and I’ll be able to watch a new season. Though that hope is fading every day.

Coffee or Tea
OMG. Coffee! Specifically Caramel Macchiato with an extra
shot of espresso.

Chocolate or Caramel
Umm... Caramel! Is that even a question? LOL

Apple Cider or Pumpkin Spice
Eww… did you not read the above question? It’s Caramel…
the answer is ALWAYS caramel! *winks*

Rock N Roll or Country
Both, but classic rock can never be matched!

Lumberjack or Police Officer
That’s not even a fair choice. I shouldn’t have to choose. I’m single… I say both! LOL.

Tropical Island or Winter Cabin
Again, this constant making me choose just one thing is
not fair. I say Tropical Island in the winter months and Colorado Cabin in the spring and summer! If I’m going to fantasize, I’m going to do it right!

Thanks for having me today! Happy reading everyone!
~ Nicole Morgan   





Nicole Morgan has been writing since 2009 and is an author of erotic romance novels, which more often than not have a suspenseful back story. Erotic romance mixed with good old-fashioned whodunit. While she’s written everything from contemporary  to paranormal, and has dipped her feet in just about every genre, her leading men will more than likely be wearing a uniform of some kind. From military to police officers, she has a love for writing about those who protect and serve. And while it all began with her very first novel (which turned into a four book series) about Navy SEALs, that trend has continued throughout the years in her more recent releases. One thing that you can always count on will be that you’re sure to find a few twists and turns you were not expecting.


Nicole also writes under the pen names of Taylor Brooks and Nicki Day.







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