Friday, June 26, 2015

Grey by E.L. James

Book Blurb:

Christian Grey exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly empty—until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office, in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair. He tries to forget her, but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist. Unlike any woman he has known before, shy, unworldly Ana seems to see right through him—past the business prodigy and the penthouse lifestyle to Christian’s cold, wounded heart.

Will being with Ana dispel the horrors of his childhood that haunt Christian every night? Or will his dark sexual desires, his compulsion to control, and the self-loathing that fills his soul drive this girl away and destroy the fragile hope she offers him?

My Review:

I really found this book fascinating. I enjoyed Christian's inner monologue, particularly because he has an enigmatic demeanor in Fifty Shades of Grey. However, this is a rehash of the same book, so you don't have the same page-turning, reading in a frenzy reaction. I also found myself flipping to the pages where I was curious about his reactions. Namely (cough) some of the sex scenes. There, I said it. As well as some of the more emotional ones, simply because he is so tightly wound.

My Rating: 3 Coffee Cups

Legal: I purchased this book on my own.

You can buy it here!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Devil May Care is available!

Yay! Devil May Care is available for purchase!

Captain, the president of the Four Horsemen MC, has been in love with Eddie Rollins since he first set eyes on her. Unfortunately, she was already married to Joker, a man who didn’t deserve her. So, Captain forced himself to move on. But the torch he carries for Eddie still burns hot. Now, that both of them are finally single, he is determined to make her his old lady.

Eddie is the reigning queen bee of the club and makes the finest moonshine in all of Texas. So fine, in fact, it has been cutting into the Beauregard’s bootlegging business. When the bootleggers come after her, Captain vows to keep her safe. But he can’t protect her from discovering the ugly truth about her late husband. And about him.

Get it here!

Four Horsemen Series: Sweet Perdition is currently free!

Do librarians and bikers mix?

Sweet Perdition is a short novel/long novella (40,000 words or 140 pages) and serves as an introduction to a new MC series.

Librarian Elizabeth Williams is drinking her cares away at Perdition, a notorious biker bar in her hometown. She meets Ryker, a member of the Four Horsemen MC, and they start a fun, sexual fling. Ryker finds himself falling for Elizabeth, but an outlaw has no business with a "good girl". Hell, he's not even sure he'd be worthy of one. He's mostly been "wham, bam, get the hell out" with the wild women who hang around his club.Meanwhile, Elizabeth is being stalked by her ex and Carl's behavior is becoming more and more erratic. If Ryker can keep her safe, they might have a shot at something lasting.

Pick it up here!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Devil May Care Excerpt

Devil May Care Excerpt

A few minutes later, Voo appeared with their breakfasts. He usually never let you order in his restaurant. He preferred to bring something you would like and he was always right. She got a short stack of buttermilk pancakes with a side of turkey sausage, which she’d been craving, and Captain received an egg white omelet with dry wheat toast.
“What the fuck is this?” Captain said, peering at his plate.
Eddie cut into her pancakes like she didn’t have a care in the world. 
Lexie, Captain’s daughter, had called earlier in the week, concerned. The doctor said his cholesterol was a bit high. Captain ate most of his meals at the diner, so Eddie asked Voo to make some heart-healthy meals. 
Voo sighed. “I made you an omelet with green peppers, mushrooms, onion, and yogurt cheese.”
“What the fuck is yogurt cheese?”
Voo spoke to the president like he was the world’s stupidest five-year-old. “It’s cheese, made of yogurt.”
“Cheese should never be made of yogurt. Where’s the biscuits? The bacon? The sausage gravy?” He lifted the dish as though the high fat food had somehow slid beneath it. Then his eyes narrowed on Eddie. “You did this, didn’t you?”
She didn’t even bother trying to deny it.  “You bet your ass I did. According to your doctor, you need to eat better. Lexie told me all about it.”
His expression softened. “I shouldn’t have told her. Yeah, my cholesterol is up, but I’m not on death’s door or anything.” He groaned. “Fuck. I shoulda kept that shit to myself.”
“I’m glad you said something. You can’t eat like a teenager anymore.” She wagged a finger at him. “No more sausage. No more bacon. And you should eat something green and leafy now and then. You might live longer.”
 “It’ll just seem longer without bacon and biscuits,” he muttered.  Then, glanced down at her plate. “You could always give me a bite of yours.”
“It’s turkey sausage,” she said, with a hint of smugness.
“Ugh. No thanks.” Then, a small, pleased smile curled his lips. “But thank you for looking out for me.”
It was something a wife would do and she hadn’t even thought twice about it. Damn. “Yeah, well, anything for a friend,” she said airily. 
A big lie, right there. She had much more than friendly feelings for him. The attraction couldn’t be helped, but she didn’t have to act on it. 
He locked eyes with her. “Is that what I am, Eddie? A friend.”

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Devil May Care Excerpt

Devil May Care, the fourth installment of the Four Horsemen MC series will be available on June 21st...the first official day of summer. For the next week or so, I will be posting some excerpts from the book to give you a bit of a preview.

Eddie sucked in a breath when she saw Captain at the counter dressed in a pair of weathered jeans clinging to his body like a second skin. Why did the man have to be so damn attractive? He made her stomach flip like she was some sort of lovesick teenage girl. It was embarrassing. 
Today, he wore a black Ramones T-shirt underneath his Horsemen cut.  He had blond spiked hair, piercing blue eyes, and a black leather cuff around one wrist. He had a neatly trimmed beard and had a pair of aviator glasses tucked into his hair. He had a thing for punk music–Billy Idol, Sid Vicious, The Clash. When he’d prospected for the club, he even wore safety pins all over his clothes. Thank God, he’d mostly moved out of his punk phase.
Captain was talking to Voodoo, one of the brothers who owned and operated Hades. Back in New Orleans, Voo had been a chef before Katrina came to town and washed half of it away. He’d moved to Texas to start over and joined the club.  He had warm mocha-colored skin, and silvery eyes. His dark hair was twisted into short dreadlocks, which came down just below his ears. Today, he wore the hell out of a red muscle shirt and a pair of black leather pants.
He glanced at her over Captain’s shoulder. “Bonjour, mon ange, you look delectable this morning.” Voo had a heavy Creole inflection, particularly when he spoke with women.  He knew the ladies love a man with an accent and he was an outrageous flirt. As she approached the counter, he held out his hand and she took it. He dropped a kiss over her knuckles.
He scowled at Voodoo. “Why you always gotta touch people?”
Eddie stifled a laugh.

“We should sit down,” Captain said tersely, steering her towards one of the booths.

Take the Heat: A Criminal Romance Anthology

Hello everyone!

I just wanted to let you know that Take the Heat is available for free right now! I have a Four Horsemen MC short story in the book called Captivated.  

Here is more information:

The ultimate bad boys, criminals capture our attention and awaken our darkest desires. Celebrate the illicit in this romantic suspense anthology, where handcuffs are used for more than play. These stories are shocking, sexy, and thought-provoking.

In New York Times Bestseller Skye Warren’s Magnolia Hotel, meet the heroine who pays her brother’s debt to a loan shark—who happens to be her childhood crush. Find out if the jury made the right decision in Acquitted by award-winning author Giselle Renarde. Explore a dark and sensual psychology with New York Times Bestseller Pam Godwin in Unlawful Seduction.

New York Times Bestseller Skye Warren – Magnolia Hotel
Cynthia Rayne – Captivated
New York Times Bestseller Pam Godwin – Unlawful Seduction
Sheri Savill – Slipknot
New York Times Bestseller Shoshanna Evers – This Might Hurt A Bit
Candy Quinn – The Bombshell
Tamsin Flowers – Playing with Fire
Elizabeth Coldwell – Disposing of Donnie
Audrey Lusk – Surprise Witness
Trent Evans – Last Day
Giselle Renarde – Acquitted

Ride the edge of desire and see if you can TAKE THE HEAT…

The book is available here

Friday, June 5, 2015

Just an update!

Devil Update

So, I've been in an editing frenzy lately. I'll be sending Devil to the editor for proofreading this weekend...and then I'm going to sleep and do a Netflix marathon of something fun.

Book Tour

There will be a book tour the week of June 21st, which I'm very excited about. Sweet P and Hades will be on sale that and .99, respectively.

In other news, Hellbent has been delayed, which is being written by my writing partner, Sara Rayne.

Hell on Wheels
However, I'm moving Hell on Wheels into high gear, which is Axel's book. His heroine is a thief and I'm very excited to get working on it. I'm anticipating a September or October release date...I'm leaning towards October.

Upcoming Books

Voodoo, Steele, and Frost will all be getting books.

Upcoming Series
I've contemplated a Dixie Mafia spin-off series with the Beauregards. I'm going to see reader reaction to Byron Beauregard before I make a decision. I hope you like him, because I have a major crush and I'd love to redeem him.