Thursday, October 12, 2017

Intertwined Hearts is OUT!

Intertwined Hearts

 RELEASED TODAY!

Story Description

Three people who’ve given up on love...

Hudson:
After a brutal, late-night attack in his restaurant left Chef Hudson Richmond too traumatized to even enter his restaurant again, he escaped to Snowcroft. Now he’s trying to find a new normal when the reality of his world is a man’s touch makes him sick and his dream has become his nightmare.

Leigh:
Leigh Vaughn lives in a man’s world running Vaughn Construction with her brother, Jamie. She’s tried to be feminine and failed over and over again. Growing up with only her brother, father, and construction crews to guide her, Leigh has no idea what a feminine wile is, much less how to deploy them. But when Jamie and Trevor begin to research finding a surrogate to carry their baby, she knows this is something she can do. Hell, it’s not like those parts are getting used for anything else.

David:
When this small town came looking for a new police chief, David Warner jumped at the chance. After a traumatic betrayal by his partner on the police force, he’s burnt out and jaded. And his love life has been even more depressing than his work life. He’s made one true connection in the last five years, but she disappeared without a trace the next morning.

Three people who have given up on love, may just find a new beginning where they least expect it...in Snowcroft. But love is only supposed to happen in twos. How can they make it work with three intertwined hearts?


Trigger warning: This book features story-lines that involve past assaults and betrayals, but has a guaranteed HEA for three people who couldn’t deserve it more. male/male/female.


Check out what reviewers are saying...

First, I gotta be honest here, menage is not my ‘go-to’ when I’m looking for a romance. I can’t tell you how much I loved these characters. Jamie and Trevor (Snowcroft Lost) had no idea what they were doing when they inadvertently brought these three together- Shirley from Goodreads

highly recommended please let there be more! -Dani from Goodreads

Oh, my heart! Leigh and Hudson and David worked so nicely for me. They all have baggage and they find one another when they need it most. -Kelly from Goodreads




The friends to lovers aspect that Leigh and Hudson bring into this romance was natural and just felt right. Gay for you happens to be one of my favorite troupes in the male male genre. This is a little different though. Hudson brings a het/bi for you to this sexy threesome. And then there is David. How can you not love a fun and flirty equal opportunity lover. Yes, very sext read to be devoured here! -Vanessa from Goodreads
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“Besides, I really love pizza, and there’s no place up here that serves really good, greasy pie.”
She looked back at the three pizzas set arranged on different tiers on the table and frowned. “Uh...Hud...” She wrinkled her nose and pointed. “Why does that one have plants on it?”
He’d hidden the mostly green pie on the lowest level so she’d missed it when she first glanced at the table.
David snorted. “I told you she wasn’t going to fall for that for long.”
She raised an eyebrow at the two men smirking at her.
Hudson sighed. “You can eat any of the pizzas on the table, but to do that, you have to eat a piece of the veggie one first.”
Her mouth watered as she gazed at the deep dish, meat pizza with perfectly golden brown cheese and then gazed back at the one with some sort of leafy green something sprinkled on top. “Seriously, you’re going to bribe me like a small child?” she whined. She really wanted that other one first.
“When your palate is the equivalent of a three year old’s, then yes, I am. Just one piece...I think you’ll like it if you try it. The baby will like the nutrients.”
She scowled at him. “Now you’re just playing dirty.”
“Trust me,” he said as he dished her up a heaping slice of the vegetable pizza.
“What is that?” She picked up the tiny lettuce leaf that looked like a miniature cup.
“Nope.” He shook his head at her. “You finish it first and then I’ll tell you what’s on it.”
She sniffed at the tiny lettuce leaf before popping it in her mouth. “What if I’m allergic to something you put on it?” she asked mulishly, surprised to find the little lettuce cup was really crunchy and yummy.
Hudson rolled his eyes. “I know for a fact you don’t have any food allergies. Eat,” he growled, sounding more and more like a grumpy dad rather than her nice, friendly roommate.
So she took a big bite of her pizza. Flavors exploded on her tongue, and she closed her eyes and moaned. As soon as she swallowed, she took another big bite. Hell, this was so, so good. She chewed, trying to extrapolate the different flavors—a rich, buttery crust that was so thin it broke like a cracker when she bit into it, caramelized onions, a hint of garlic, chunks of fresh tomatoes, some sort of mushroom, cheese that seemed to melt in her mouth, and then that crisp lettuce that had been sprinkled on top. It was all so good.
She finished her piece and licked her fingers clean. The sauce had a hint of something...amazing. She opened her eyes to ask Hudson what that flavor was and found both her roommates staring at her with their mouths slightly opened and stunned expressions on their faces.
David said, “Watching you eat pizza is better than any porno I’ve ever seen.” His voice was low and husky and the arousal she heard there made her nipples tingle. “Hudson, we need to put pizza on the menu every other night. Or hell, every night.”
Hudson grunted his agreement, but he looked a little stunned.
She ducked her head, embarrassed. “Oh, stop it. It’s really good.” She cleared her throat. “The sauce...it’s... Something’s different, but I really like it.”
Hudson appeared to be recovering, because now he snorted at her. “Of course you do. I took a piece of turkey bacon and pureed it to add a hint of smoke to the sauce.” He shook his head sadly. “My skills are wasted with you. All it takes for you to like something is add bacon.”
She should probably be embarrassed by that fact, but it was true, so what could she do? She lifted up one of the little lettuce cups. “I do really like these, too. What are they?”
His eyes lit up and he gave her a huge smile that showed off his amazing dimples. “Those are brussel sprouts, raw, peeled in layers.”
Her eyes widened in shock. “No way. I just ate brussel sprouts and liked them?” she whispered, not sure if it was horror or admiration for what Hudson had done.
He chuckled. “Stick with me. There’s no telling what you might find that you like.”
That sounded so flirtatious, so downright scandalous that her cheeks heated with pleasure even though she knew that wasn’t the way he’d meant it.

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There is another excerpt on my reviewer blog...




*****

And Guess What?
You don't have long to wait for book #4...

That's right. Law's book is coming next month. In fact, Intertwined Hearts and Snowcroft Restoration are closely related. Their timelines and story lines cross over one another a little bit. In fact, you get a really good idea of what is going to be happening with Law and his hero, Ian, with the scenes in Intertwined Hearts. They each have several scenes in IH and it leads directly into their story. 
COMING NOVEMBER 15th

Snowcroft Restoration Story Description

Two years ago, Law Wyman went undercover for an FBI investigation that went sideways. It cost him both the love of his life and his sanity. The nightmare still haunts him, and so does some unfinished business...Ian Mayne, the son of the man who ruined his life.

Two years ago, Ian had to face the truth about how his father spent a lifetime torturing and trafficking LGBTQ teens. Ever since, Ian has done everything he can to make up for his dead father’s many sins through his law enforcement job. Too many paid in horrific, horrible ways at his father’s hands while Ian kept the truth about his own sexuality hidden.

Law is doing all he can to save Ian, but Ian doesn’t necessarily want to be saved.

Two men...both horrifically haunted by what happened. Is it possible they can find healing together? Only if they have the courage to face their demons and each other...

Trigger Warning: This is a hot story about two men who have both survived past abuse.
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Friday, October 6, 2017

Friday Five...all the book news...


I have no idea how my year scheduled out this way, but wow...there is a lot happening in my little corner of the book world right now. All the releases are coming...LOL.

Intertwined Hearts

This book is releasing next week...
October 12!


I got my proof copy of it last night^^^. 
*gah* It's so pretty...and so dang big. It is a long book...and that made it a thick book even with using a smaller font. This one finished out at 472 printed pages. O.O

I know, right? But it's pretty and I approved the print version of it this morning, which means it will be showing up for sale (in print only) on Amazon and other outlets over the next few days. So keep an eye out (Note: it takes a few days to iron out the combined print and ebook release, so they won't be showing up together...at least not at first.)

And what do you know? In the time it's taken me to write this post, the print edition has shown up on Amazon...

The ebook version of the book is up for preorder. You can find it here...

Other places to find the book:
NetGalley (if you are a book reviewer)



Snowcroft Restoration

Law's book is now up for preorder.
It's releasing November 15th.
Right now the only place it's up is Amazon, but the other retailers should be coming up in the next week or so.


Texas Paranormals Cover Reveals!
My cover designer has been rocking my covers this week. 

Today, I'm going to show you the two books for the Texas Paranormals series. 
(Note: Smolder will not be available to purchase under this cover for at least the next six months, because it is part of a charity anthology. BUT if  you buy the antho, send me your receipt and I will send you a file with this cover.)

For now this will simply be the cover for my individual novella in the antho series on Goodreads.

Story Description:
Zack Blackthorne had “dark, immoral” cravings long before he became a vampire. Born during the mid 1800’s, he grew up during a time when loving a man was wrong. But in a moment of weakness, he gave into that urge and life as he knew it changed forever. Now he lives a cursed existence and will never cross that line again. He earned his fate. Alone, he exists in the shadows of the world.

Nash Dixon is a new vampire who’s used to living his life in the light. A photographer by trade, he has no idea how to deal with his new reality. He hasn’t mentioned his latest medical condition to his best friends, only that he needs a safe place to land. Bringing danger to their door was never part of the plan.

Nash also didn’t count on Zack, his sexy new mentor. Zack is an enigma...grumpy, gorgeous, and completely off-limits. At least that’s what Zack’s mouth says. The heat in his eyes says something else entirely. As a photographer, Nash sees that deeper need. But how does he convince a 150-year-old vampire that sometimes the light is exactly where he needs to be?
*****
Shiver Story Description:

A year ago Corey Abbott’s life entered the realm of the bizarre when he discovered the things that go bump in the night are real. But working for the local vampire council didn’t prepare him for were-deer shifters.

Nine months ago Dare Buckley’s herd abandoned him. Now, he’s slowly going mad from Lyme disease...something that doesn’t hurt normal deer, but for were-deer is fatal.

On one snowy, sleet-filled night, the two collided...literally.

This Christmas two men find love in the most unexpected place...a lonely, desolate highway.

It’s definitely not your typical meet-cute, but it’s a twist of fate that would even make Santa happy.
*****


And for those of you that weren't aware, here is the anthology which features Smolder by me as well as three other novellas by three other VERY TALENTED authors. All the proceeds from this antho go to the Rainbow Railroad which is a charity group out of Canada that helps persecuted gay men escape bad situations like what's been happening in Chechnya the last year or so...


Children of the Night Anthology
releasing October 25th.

Found at the Jazz Club
I finished writing the first draft of this book on Monday. It's just under 50,000 words, so it didn't quite work out to be a novella...LOL. And that's just the way I write. 

(For those of you keeping track, that means it's the same length that Found at the Library was.)

I don't quite have a cover to show you yet. My graphic designer and I have been going back and forth on it while I've been writing this today, so I should have it by next Friday maybe. 

BUT I do have a blurb to share:


Found At the Jazz Club Story Description:
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas...or does it? 
Emily Hodges went to Vegas for her best friend’s wedding. She was NOT looking for a husband. Been there, done that, never doing it again. She has enough scars on her heart, and doesn’t need or want any more.
Brady Gresham went to Vegas to find his musical voice again. Instead he found an inspiring muse in the form of Emily. But right now his musical career is his focus. He’s too young to want or need to be tied down.
Somehow their drunken get-together turned into a wedding that neither one of them can remember or explain.
Waking up married was never part of the plan, but you know what they say about best laid plans...
Releasing late November


Do I have a fifth thing to share today?
Gah...I'm feeling a little brain dead after all that. 

How about I share a couple of books that I've read recently that I LOVED and had to buy in print...


These are two very different stories, but I loved them both so much...
69 Million Things I Hate About You 
by Kira Archer
m/f romantic comedy
Amazon link (and right now it's only $.99)

This story is about an executive assistant who wins $69 million in the lottery and decides to quit in the most epic way...by driving her demanding, exacting boss mad. It's so much fun!

Five Dares
by Eli Easton
m/m new adult romance

This book is about two guys just graduating college who do a completely stupid thing that results in them both having unusable hands for the summer. The scenes that play out are sexy and fun.

Read them. 
They're really good. 
*****

Have a great weekend everyone!
smiles,
Christi