Posts in the Paranormal Romance genre

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Guest Post: “A Writer’s Journey” by Desiree Holt

Wolf Moon Desiree Holt

I think that I wanted to be a writer for my entire life. When my children were young I loved making up stories for them. I could hardly wait for the opportunity to put those words down on paper and create something of substance. Unfortunately life got in the way, and beyond work and raising a family my dream got stuffed in the closet until I finally retired. Even then it too four more years before I was able to actually begin to write.

Now, you’d think since I’d been dreaming about this for so long that the writing would be easy, right? Wrong! Oh, I even had an outline for my story, a murder mystery. No, not a romance. Not then. Why? Because growing up my mother and my sister only read mysteries while I was growing up so I sort of followed in their footsteps. I enjoyed reading, them, really, and could hardly wait until I had the time to write one of my own.

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Aural Pleasures

Aural Pleasures: ICE MOON by Lisa Kessler

Ice Moon Lisa Kessler

Today we have Lisa Kessler discussing how music impacted the writing of her new book, Ice Moon. We hope you enjoy her music selections and be sure and pick up your copy of Ice Moon today!

Thanks for having me on the EverAfter Romance blog!

Music is a huge inspiration for me when I write. I usually start building the playlist for a new book before I even start writing. The music and the songs really help me to keep the tone of the story even and different songs can bring out different characters and help me connect with them.

For my new release, Ice Moon, I had a playlist with 64 songs! I won’t list them all here, but let me give you a few highlights.

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Exclusive Excerpt: THE BITE OF WINTER by Lauren Smith

The Bite of Winter Lauren Smith

The Bite of Winter by Lauren Smith is out today from Samhain Publishing and we’ve got a great excerpt for you to enjoy! Be sure and pick up your copy of The Bite of Winter today!

What could be better than a sexy, drool-worthy Irish vampire? Try two Irish vampires! I don’t know about you but I’m sucker (get it? Sorry bad vampire joke) for accents, but Irish ones, the way they have that lilting cadence just makes me go hot all over. When I wrote The Bite of Winter, I wanted to create two gorgeous hunky Irish vamps named Ian and Connor who were best friends.

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Morning Bites, Steals & Deals

Sunday Steals and Deals!

Today we have some great book deals for our readers! Wicked Nights by Gena Showalter, Dirty Talk by Megan Erickson, and One More Shot by Victoria Denault are all on sale! Happy reading!

Wicked Nights by Gena Showalter (Note: This seems to be only a $0.99 sale on Amazon!)

Leader of the most powerful army in the heavens, Zacharel has been deemed nearly too dangerous, too ruthless—and if he isn’t careful, he’ll lose his wings. But this warrior with a heart of ice will not be deterred from his missions at any cost…until a vulnerable human tempts him with a carnal pleasure he’s never known before.

Accused of a crime she did not commit, Annabelle Miller has spent four years in an institution for the criminally insane. Demons track her every move, and their king will stop at nothing to have her. Zacharel is her only hope for survival, but is the brutal angel with a touch as hot as hell her salvation—or her ultimate damnation?

Dirty Talk by Megan Erickson

When the one you shouldn’t want is the one you can’t resist…

Brent Payton works hard, plays hard, and has earned his ladies’ man reputation. But he’s more than just a good time, even though no one seems to see it. Until a gorgeous brunette with knockout curves and big, thoughtful eyes walks into his family’s garage and makes Brent want more.

Ivy Dawn and her sister are done with men, all of them. They’ve uprooted their lives too many times on account of the opposite sex, but that’s over now. The plan seems easy until a sexy, dirty-talking mechanic bursts in Ivy’s life and shakes everything up.

Brent can’t resist the one person who sees past his devil-may-care façade, and Ivy finds it harder and harder to deny how happy he makes her. But she has secrets of her own and when the truth comes out, she must decide if she’ll run again or if she’ll take a chance on forever.

One More Shot by Victoria Denault

They say you only get one shot at making your dreams come true.

Jordan is determined to take two.

Drafted by the NHL at eighteen, Jordan Garrison was headed for fame, and there was only one person he wanted to share it with-Jessie Caplan. He was crazy in love with her, and had finally told her so. They shared an amazing night… and then everything fell apart.

Jessie tries not to think about the night she gave herself to Jordan-or how he broke her heart. She tries not to think about it, but she does. Especially now, when she’s staring into his sky-blue eyes for the first time in six years. After so much time and torment, she can’t tell if she loves him or hates him. But Jordan has learned enough to know a connection like theirs is rare. He was lucky to find Jessie once. No way will he lose her again.

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Guest Post: “Romancing the Dragon” by Jamie K. Schmidt

The Queen's Flight Jamie K. Schmidt

Dragon Heart

Dragons have held a special place in my heart since I saw Pete’s Dragon as a child.  It was a story of an orphaned boy on the run from his abusive caregivers who ends up living in a lighthouse with his dragon protector.  I also collected Pocket Dragons by Real Musgrave.  They’re these cute little statues of sweet faced dragons getting into adventures.  If I were to become a dragon, these critters would be part of my hoard.  But what started me writing about dragons was the thought of it would be possible for an ancient creature that has seen millennia of humans come and go, would he be able to love a human woman, whose lifespan would be as short as a cat or dog’s life is to our own.

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Guest Post: “Like Thunder and Lightning: Spies and Paranormal Romance” by Zoe Forward

His Witch To Keep Zoe Forward

So ya’ll love a sexy contemporary romance with a blow-you-away, larger-than-life spy character who gets your heart racing and leaves you sighing?

Spies and romance…they go together like thunder and lightning or wine and cheese. We love a good spy in our romance. Who doesn’t love a character who’s out there saving the world with a bit of panache and smolder? I think spies are popular in romance because they’re mysterious adrenaline junkies who only thrive when living on the edge of life or death. We find their stories addictive, exciting, and the characters are inherently sexy.

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Exclusive Excerpt: VIKING WARRIOR RISING by Asa Maria Bradley

Viking Warrior Rising Asa Marie Bradley

Asa Maria Bradley’s newest release, Viking Warrior Rising, hit shelves and e-readers this week! Featuring a fabulous viking hero and well developed mythology, we are sure you’re going to love it! We’ve got an exclusive excerpt for you that we think you’ll enjoy. Make sure and get your copy of Viking Warrior Rising today!

“Move over Highlanders…the Vikings are coming!”—Rebecca Zanetti, New York Times bestselling author of the Dark Protector series

 Immortal Vikings are among us.

Leif Skarsganger and his elite band of immortal warriors have been charged to protect humanity from the evil Norse god Loki.

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Falling in Love with Paranormal Romance by Charity Beecham

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It wasn’t until I encountered paranormal romance that I finally understood why so many people love romance novels. Before I read any paranormal, I’d hear people go on and on about how their current read had just mind blowing romance scenes that kept them up at night. But no matter how hard I tried, I could never get into them myself. But one sweet day I was introduced to the kind of romance that would rock my world forever: paranormal romance. Paranormal romance novels did something for me that older romance novels could not. It showed me romance that was not humanly possible. Or was it?

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Excerpt & Guest Post GRIMM’S END by Shiloh Walker

Grimm's End Shiloh Walker

A few years ago, I was sitting in my recliner, hunched over a box of tissues and loaded up on Nyquil while fighting a ridiculously high fever and freezing.  Buffy the Vampire Slayer was on.  It was the Hansel and Gretel demon.

The scene below inspired what instantly became one of my favorite series—and I think it will probably stay that way.

Giles: There is a fringe theory held by a few folklorists that some regional stories have actual, um, very literal antecedents.

Buffy: And in some language that’s English?

Oz: Fairy tales are real.

In my fever and Nyquil clouded brain, this sounded…awesome.

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Guest Post: “Tori’s Top Ten Costumes for Halloween” by Lucienne Diver

Blood Hunt Lucienne Diver

Today author Lucienne Diver is letting the main character from her Latter-Day Olympians, Tori Karacis, take the floor and share her top ten costumes for Halloween! The fifth book in the Latter-Day Olympians series, Blood Hunt, hits shelves and e-readers tomorrow! We hope you enjoy and pick up your copy of Blood Hunt today!

If you’ve read the Latter-Day Olympians series, you may expect that my suggestions will be mythologically based. If you haven’t read the series yet, what’s stopping you? Myth, mayhem, a touch of murder. Gorgeous gods, crazy cases…and bonus: you can get in on the action without having to ice up afterward. You can start with Trickster Blood, the free prequel story, or the first novel in the series, Bad Blood, which is only $0.99 through October 31st. Or…well, you can see the rest of the series below.

For now, here are my Top Ten Costume Picks for Halloween:

Go Gorgon – Medusa is the most famous of course. With her striking serpentine locks, you’re sure to be the life…or death…of any party. Be sure to use real snakes for best effect.

Xena, Warrior Princess – She’s a warrior and a princess. ‘Nuff said.

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