New release: The Valentines: Adam

Adam

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To figure out the present, they need to go back to the past.

Poppy is the only remaining necromancer in the world. She is the one in control of the dead and she has been sent to the Valentines. There is an evil force at work and she must help Adam Valentine to uncover it before it’s too late.

Adam is intrigued by the young necromancer. Her scars do not affect him. He sees the strength inside her and he likes it. All he wants to do is protect her and claim her as his own.

They are on a mission to find out who the real alpha of the Beyer West pack is. But Poppy’s world is about to turn on itself as she needs to make a choice. There is no room for love in the life of a necromancer, yet after centuries of being alone, Adam has filled her life with meaning.

People will die and secrets will be revealed as the balance that protects them is broken. Can their love survive as the world is about to be sent into chaos? This is no longer about the wolves but something much bigger that neither of them can fight.

Excerpt:

“Poppy, wake up.” Someone was touching her arm. No one ever touched her skin. Most beings were repulsed by what she was. Each wound was a testament to the battles she’d fought and won over the centuries.

“Poppy. It’s a bad dream.”

She batted away the irritation that refused to let her sleep. She cried out in shock as firm lips pressed against hers. No one had kissed her before. The contact shocked her more than the touch of the hand on her naked flesh.

Screaming, Poppy lashed out, sending Adam Valentine flying through the air and landing on top of the wardrobe in the room she slept in at the Valentines’ mansion. The wardrobe broke apart where Adam landed.

The man who’d been trying to wake her up groaned and pulled out of his side a chunk of wood that had managed to embed itself just below the ribs.

Poppy winced.

She cursed her own stupidity. Usually when she slept, she kept the door locked and surrounded by charms to keep the dead out. A true necromancer struggled to sleep at the best of times. Ghosts and damaged souls were everywhere the naked eye couldn’t see, but she saw them.

“I’m sorry,” she whispered. She wrapped her cloak, which must have opened during her sleep, back around her. Poppy hated more than anything for Adam to see her scars. He was the first male she had ever desired.

Her scars were gruesome and she did everything in her power to keep them covered when she was around him.

“Shit, Poppy. You were screaming in your fucking sleep.” Blood seeped out of the wound. She saw it was already healing. The magical power of the vampire was a wonderful thing to witness.

“Well, you shouldn’t interrupt a person when they’re asleep.” Her lips were still wet from his small kiss. She wanted to lick her lips to see if she’d taste him on her tongue.

Her heart mourned the loss of connection. The first kiss she’d experienced from a man she liked, and she’d gone and thrown him across the room. At this rate she would never know the true intimate touch of a man. When Adam was around, she found herself longing to know what it would feel like to have him touch her. Intimately touch her. Would his touch be gentle or rough?

“I banged on the door. It wouldn’t open at first and then it was like it opened by itself.”

She watched as he rubbed his head, clearly trying to focus. “I’m sorry.”

“Yeah? Why are you wearing the cloak?”

Poppy held the fabric between her fingers. The cloak provided her with protection from the stares of others and made her feel secure. “It’s my cloak.”

“Is this about the scars again? It’s a fucking ugly cloak. Couldn’t you get one in a lighter colour?”

She tensed. Her scars may not repulse Adam, but he hadn’t seen all of them yet. The cloak was the last thing she held from the time with her family. With how old she was, it would probably be deemed either vintage or scrap material.

“What did you want me for?”

He shook his head and turned towards the mirror. All he would be able to see was a black blur of a reflection. Whenever she entered a room, she made sure the mirrors couldn’t show her true image. She found it freaky when the girl from the other side could be seen staring back at her.

“Did you have a bad dream?” he asked.

She liked the sound of his concern too much. “What did you want me for?”

Adam sighed, moving closer to her. “Poppy, you’re an enigma. You show up all big and powerful, and you don’t share your secrets well.”

His hands rested on her shoulders and it took Poppy a lot of willpower not to react. She struggled between the desire to push him away and the desire to move his hands to cup her breasts. The conflicting emotions inside her were starting to wear her down.

“Just tell me what you want?”

He sighed, let her go and walked towards the door.

“They’re meeting in the study again. I swear I’m starting to live in that fucking room. Join us when you’re ready.”

Poppy nodded and watched him go. They should have left the day after the attack on Katie—over a week ago—but Robert hadn’t allowed it. Robert had decided it was too close after losing Katie and learning the true curse of the wolves. He’d ended up calling off the initial search for the original alpha of the Beyer West pack. In doing so, Poppy had taken up residence—much to the younger brother’s disgust—in the Valentines’ home.

Placing a hand to her chest, Poppy winced. She opened the cloak and the top buttons of the black dress she wore. She waved her arm across the mirror so that her true reflection appeared. Poppy turned away from the image when she first saw herself. Her primary response was revulsion at the vision before her, but she forced herself to turn and look.

The single raised scar from forehead to her chin had come from a dead nymph who had refused to believe she wouldn’t be young and sexy forever. Several small scars that had come from nails dotted her cheeks—some of the people didn’t like the fact that they were dead and would fight the transition from Earth to the realm of death. The scar on her neck had been the result of claw marks from a mightily pissed off werewolf. The ones over her heart—the vulgar criss-cross lines—were the result of her own forced transition. Closing her eyes, she opened a few more buttons of her dress until the whole top part of her breast was visible. The scar looked like a chessboard decorating the skin above her heart. The criss-cross was in the middle of a circle that outlined her heart, followed by a deeper line where they had cut her heart in two.

She placed a finger over the smooth lines and winced. When she pulled it back, a smear of blood was on her finger.

Gasping, she looked in the mirror. Blood was seeping from the wound. Her hand covered the marks and she fought for breath. Poppy wanted to scream, but she could do nothing. She gazed into the mirror and saw the blood rush from her eyes, mouth and nose before, in one swift, harsh move, she was flung to the floor on a roar of absolute agony.

Buy Links: Total-E-Bound / Amazon (US) / Amazon (UK) / Barnes and Noble / All Romance E-Books

Update + Cover Art + Adam

Hi all,

I’m sorry I haven’t been in touch, I’ve been stuck in the writing/ editing cave and it can suck me in and make me forget everything else. I’ll give a quick run down of what’s happening.

1. The Bad Boy’s Biggest Mistake (The Law Castle Bad Boys book 3) has been contracted and should be released at the end of July/ beginning of August.

2. Loving a Vampire (M/F/M novella) has also been contracted be Evernight.

3. I’m also currently writing with a fabulous writer, Jenika Snow. We’ve got a release coming out very soon and I’m so excited about the direction we’re going together.

That’s everything up to date. I’ve noticed an interest in the next Rock Wood pack and I wanted to confirm that I’m writing book 2 with the hope of submitting it to Siren soon.

NEW COVER ART

Coming June 26th: The Alpha Takes a Mate. This is part of a new series but each book will be able to be read as a stand alone.

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The Valentines: Adam 

Adam is now available to buy from Total-E-Bound. I will post up links when it goes to Amazon and other third party sites. Buy Link: http://www.total-e-bound.com/product.asp?strParents=&CAT_ID=&P_ID=2201

adam_800Book Three in the The Valentines series.

To figure out the present, they need to go back to the past.

Poppy is the only remaining necromancer in the world. She is the one in control of the dead and she has been sent to the Valentines. There is an evil force at work and she must help Adam Valentine to uncover it before it’s too late.

Adam is intrigued by the young necromancer. Her scars do not affect him. He sees the strength inside her and he likes it. All he wants to do is protect her and claim her as his own.

They are on a mission to find out who the real alpha of the Beyer West pack is. But Poppy’s world is about to turn on itself as she needs to make a choice. There is no room for love in the life of a necromancer, yet after centuries of being alone, Adam has filled her life with meaning.

People will die and secrets will be revealed as the balance that protects them is broken. Can their love survive as the world is about to be sent into chaos? This is no longer about the wolves but something much bigger that neither of them can fight.

Nomination + Cover Art Reveal

Hi all,

I’ve been trapped in my writing cave for the past couple of weeks. I’ve had edits and more stories to work on, which is why I haven’t posted up a blog post.

I want to say a big thank you to your comments with regards to, Promote or Not To Promote. As an author I struggle with this point a great deal and it’s nice to get feedback from fellow authors and readers.

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So, I was informed a couple of days ago that, Blackmailed by the Beast is nominated in The Romance Reviews Erotic Romance – Contemporary Romance category. There are so many wonderful books in this category but I was wondering if I could ask for some votes. Here is the link: http://www.theromancereviews.com/bookvote.php

Cover Art Reveal

I can now show you the cover art for The Valentines: Adam. I’m really excited about this book as it is halfway through my first vampire series. I love the colours that have been used. What do you think?

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Update + Cover Art Reveal + Love, Death and Justice

Hi all,

I’m sorry I haven’t been in touch for some time. I’ve been very poorly. The good news with my illness is the fact I’m sat at the computer for most of my days lol. I’m plugging my way through the next Owners book. James’s story is really keeping me in suspense. I hope to have it finished very soon.

In good news The Valentines: Adam has been accepted by Total-E-Bound and will be published by them later this year.

Also accepted are;

2025: Hope by Evernight Publishing

Expecting the Playboy’s baby by Evernight publishing.

I want to say a big thank you to your lovely comments about Owned by the Dom Part one.

New Cover Art!!!

just-friendsThey’d been friends throughout childhood but could they be lovers?

Leah, Chase and Mitch were the best of friends since they were young children. Nothing and no-one could tear them apart. Leah knows she is in love with her two friends. She never acted on it though for fear of destroying their friendship.

When they were younger, Chase and Mitch fought over who would have Leah. They agreed they would never make her choose between them.

One night after to many cocktails, Leah wakes up, naked in bed with Mitch. The commotion brings Chase to the bedroom. She has slept with both of her friends, the only problem is….she can’t remember any of it.

Love Death and Justice

I’ve also been made aware that, Love, Death and Justice has been reduced on Amazon. Here are the links and some more information about the book for you to check out if you wish.

Amazon (US): http://www.amazon.com/Love-Death-Justice-ebook/dp/B009CDWE5K/ref=pd_ybh_7

Amazon (UK): http://www.amazon.co.uk/Love-Death-Justice-ebook/dp/B009CDWE5K/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1361952138&sr=1-3

lovedeathandjustice_800Book one in the Love and Death Series

Love and death are always part of life, but now is the time to seek out justice.

Catherine Hart is running. She’s just witnessed her sister’s murder. She can’t run fast enough. Caught and thrust into Cyril Wood’s world of prostitution and chaos, she must seduce Lance Clay and get the deal her sister was striking, or die.

Nothing is as it seems. Her sister was hiding far deeper than she could imagine. Lance wants Clay’s head and is prepared to do anything to get what he wants.

Catherine is a gift to Lance and together they must fight for her freedom and bring Cyril down. But in this world nothing is as it seems. Is her sister really dead, and who is really controlling Cyril?

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of violence that some readers might find objectionable.