Monday, March 31, 2014

Mini Video Festival - Pop Music Videos Referencing Ancient Egypt

Since I write a paranormal romance series under the banner "Gods of Egypt" and I usually post something to do with either the books or the lore of ancient Egypt, I thought it might be fun today to feature a few song videos that use ancient Egyptian-like backgrounds - please enjoy!

This one reminds me of my newest novel, MAGIC OF THE NILE...

My DANCER OF THE NILE would appreciate some of the intricate dancing in this classic:

And this oldie but goodie is just for fun:

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Chaos and Creativity

Life is a little crazy in the Aires' house. We are dejunking, painting, replacing carpet, yada yada, getting the house ready to put up for sale. Twin A takes off a week after her sophomore year of college ends for Maine, where she is interning  at a summer stock theater. Twin B will have the teal twin-car all to herself and is working as a vet tech before taking off for college again in August. And sometime during all that we are hoping to sell the homestead and head south.

So what better time to get a great idea for a new series? Well, I have to sit down sometime! I always have good ideas when I am cleaning. I think because cleaning is making order out of chaos. Which is like writing a story.

I've been doing character sketches, plotting, gathering pictures. Thinking, brewing.

I once taught school in a tiny ranching community in eastern Montana. It was remote, and I was on the highway! There were ranches and small schools way out there, off the paved roads. People there still had soddys--maybe just for a fishing cabin, but they had them!

What if some magical types homesteaded out there, back in the Wild West days? It's a good place to hide, with the bad lands and gullys, rock outcrops and small stands of trees. Not to mention the dirt roads have bentonite in the soil, which means the mud cakes on your shoes, or on your car tires, until you loose the shoe or the car quits rolling. Schools there have mud days, not snow days. Lots of privacy to work your magic, or run around as a shifter. Freedom to raise your little witches in peace.

So that is the starting point, an intriguing 'What if?'

Friday, March 28, 2014

Guest Author Angela Campbell Talks Psychic Cats ON THE SCENT

VS sez: Lovely to have you with us today and take it away!!!

First of all, thank you Paranormal Romantics for hosting me today! I’m familiar with quite a few of the authors in this group, and I’m honored to be here because they’re all fabulous and an incredibly talented bunch.

I asked Veronica Scott if I could stop by to talk about my upcoming release, but as things tend to happen, I don’t yet have a release date, or cover, or any news at all yet to share about it, so I’ll use the opportunity to backtrack and talk about another topic near and dear to my heart.


As I type this, in fact, my favorite cat on the planet is lying near my feet at the end of the bed staring fixated on something up on the wall. Something I cannot see. Something I suspect could be either a bug or a ghost. Personally, I hope it’s a ghost. I HATE bugs. I can handle ghosts. Er, I think.

Actually, I like ghost stories, too, which is probably why I combined cats and ghosts for my Psychic Detectives series from Harper Impulse. I even got a little crazy with it and wrote a cat who can talk — okay, not really, but the hero of  ON THE SCENT, the first book in the series, is psychic and can hear the heroine’s cat thinking, and boy, is that feline snarky. I like to think my own cat is snarky, simply because it’s amusing to imagine what some of her looks mean.  For example, she’s now looking at me right with one side of her lip curled up. She’s probably thinking, “Oh. My. Gosh. You’re not writing about me again, are you? Weirdo.”

What about you? Do you ever wonder what your pets are thinking and make up their mental dialogue? Please say yes, because the alternative probably means I’m crazy. And let me know what you think your pet thinks of you in the comments below!

The story:
Hannah Dawson has a big problem: she’s just become the unexpected owner of a snarky cat, a loveable but not-so-bright dog… and their $10 million fortune!

Which would be awesome if it hadn’t made her the target of every wacko in the metro Atlanta area. Now Hannah and her famous pets need protecting and there’s only one man who can help them…

Enter Zachary Collins: ex-TV star of ‘The Psychic Detective’ and street-wise private investigator – all 6 foot blue-eyed gorgeousness!

Only Zach’s got secrets of his own – not least that he finds his new client irresistibly hot. The more time he spends keeping Hannah out of harm’s way, the more he’s tempted to give in to the attraction… even if it means breaking all his own rules.

Buy Link for this Best Selling Book:  Amazon


Angela Campbell is an overachiever with a soft spot for men who dress funny. Superman, Charlie Chaplin, Dracula, Doctor Who, Elvis—those are her kind of heroes. Her new paranormal-romantic suspense series recently topped Kindle best-seller lists. Learn more about her books at

Wednesday, March 26, 2014


Immortal Redeemer Series!

I know, late post! The group was nice in giving me the day to tout my new release, which I think is tomorrow. I had dates mixed up...anyway - I still want to give away a book.

They're hawk shifters, comment below by MIDNIGHT and tell me what your favorite shifter is and your name will be thrown into the hat for the book (PDF format) of your choice.

One lucky winner will receive the full 3 book series!

UNHINGED is the last book in the series and here's a blurb:
Not even love could tame the deadly creature inside him.

Nightshade Santone discovered The Covenant right under his nose in the eastern part of the United States. Tales were told of its power, and Shade planned to make the book his. He didn’t count on a feisty veterinarian getting in his way. The sexy as hell human willingly took Shade to her bed, and damn if she wasn’t keeping him there! Now, more than ever, he needs to possess the book and its secrets.

Kelsea Arden’s battle to keep animals safe and alive became a passion. One of a handful of humans privy to the secrets of Immortal Redeemers, she finally hoped to make a difference, but the untimely arrival of Shade Santone, a powerful immortal seeking the Covenant, was about to test Kel’s loyalty. The Redeemer not only unbalanced her heart and her life, he gave Kelsea a new purpose -- capturing and keeping the raptor forever.

So get those comments coming.
J Hali Steele
UNFORGIVABLE - at Changeling Press, ARe, Amazon, B&N
UNREDEEMABLE at Changeling Press, ARe, Amazon, B&N

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tales of the Egyptian Gods - Warrior of the Nile

VS sez: One from the Archives! I just released a new book set in Ancient Egypt, MAGIC OF THE NILE, and thought I'd revisit a previous book, which is a standalone story set in ancient times...(post revised a bit  to update!)

Here were snippets from three of the reviews at the time the book came out:

RT Book Reviews: "4're in for the most romantic desert story since Elizabeth Taylor's Cleopatra. Khenet and Tiya are realistically resigned to their joined fates and the distrust-turned-love will make hearts clench." October 2013

Night Owl Romance Reviews: Top Pick  5 Stars "...another awesome read by  the wonderful storyteller Veronica Scott."

KIRKUS REVIEWS: "...Scott's ancient Egyptian milieu should pique the interest of historical-romance readers looking for a story set outside the usual scenery..."

 If you read my posts here regularly on the 13th of the month, you know how much I love all things having to do with life along the Nile, untold centuries ago.

(Yes, I did kinda get hung up on using "Nile" in my titles, I'll freely admit. Carina Press decided to add "Gods of Egypt" for some variety I think, LOL.)

Here's the story for Warrior:
Egypt, 1500 BCE
Lady Tiya is bound to the service of the goddess Nephthys, who plans to sacrifice Tiya’s body to protect Egypt from an ancient terror. She embarks to meet her grim fate alone but for the hardened warrior Khenet, who is fated to die at her side. Tiya’s dreams of love and family now seem impossible, and Khenet, who is the last of his line, knows his culture will die with him. Struggling with the high cost of Nephthys’s demands, both resolve to remain loyal.
Neither expects the passion that flowers when Tiya’s quiet courage and ethereal beauty meet Khenet’s firm strength and resolve. On a boat down the Nile, their two lonely souls find in each other a reason to live. But time is short and trust elusive.
Without the willing sacrifice of Tiya and Khenet, a great evil will return to Egypt. How could the gods demand their deaths when they’ve only just begun to live?
Here's a short excerpt from midway through Chapter One to tempt you a tiny bit. The scene takes place in the temple of the goddess Nephthys:
Khenet felt a breeze swirl around him emanating from the closed door. Glancing over his shoulder to look, he saw the pins holding the bolts on the door to the innermost sanctum slowly turning. As he watched, one fell to the floor with a crash, followed a moment later by the other. The door drifted open very slightly, light blazing through the narrow opening and at the sides.
            “The goddess is present,” said the high priest, clutching his staff so hard his knuckles went white. “Everyone is dismissed and may leave the inner sanctum, except for Lady Tiya and Pharaoh’s representative.”
            Tiya gave her relieved cousin a hasty kiss as the man who’d been holding her earlier rushed forward to remove the woman from the dais, carrying her out of the sanctum, followed by their family members. Tiya’s father came to brush a kiss on her cheek before rejoining his impatient young wife and her brother and they too left.  Khenet saw that while Tiya didn’t glance after them, she did hastily wipe away a tear.
            Murmuring prayers of praise and thanksgiving, the other priests filed out of the room.
            Going down the steps, he offered Tiya his help in leaving the dais. “Allow me.”
            She rested her fingers on his hand just long enough to keep her balance before snatching her hand back, wrapping her sheer, fringed shawl more closely around her. Preceding him up the stairs to the door of the innermost sanctum, Tiya held herself tall and dignified.
He restrained a sigh. If she’s as haughty and rude as all her kind, this will be a long journey. But the other would have driven me to distraction with her interminable weeping, should Nephthys have selected her.
The high priest regarded them solemnly. “We go to meet the goddess. Nephthys wishes to assess both her Daughter and the guardian.”
“I’m ready,” Khenet said, fists clenched.
Tiya just nodded.
Checking to see that everyone else had left the chamber before walking to the partially open doors, the priest flung the gilded panels wide open. Light streamed out and Khenet heard the buzzing of wasps, as if he was about to step into a hive of the angry creatures. Tiya shrank back a little, took a deep breath and followed the priest.
Not knowing what he expected, never having been in the innermost sanctum of a temple before, other than once as a boy to swear allegiance to Horus, Khenet sized up the room in a quick glance as he crossed the threshold. The room was dominated by a ten foot tall statue of the goddess, with her arms out to the sides, palms up, her proud face carved as if she was staring directly at anyone foolish enough to enter her domain. The sculptor had depicted Nephthys wearing a tightly fitting, pleated sheath and the entire statue had been covered in gold, which gleamed in the unearthly light the goddess herself was providing. A gleaming collar of turquoise, coral and lapis lay across the statue’s chest, matching earrings affixed to the shell-like ears. The strong scent of the lotus threatened to choke him
“The goddess is present,” whispered the priest, going to his knees, arms crossed over his chest, head down.
Tiya muttered a little prayer and knelt, copying the man’s pose. Khenet planted his feet well apart, in a fighter’s stance and stood. I’m here in Pharaoh’s place and he wouldn’t kneel to any goddess. Besides, I swear no fealty to Nephthys.

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Getting older... but maybe not wiser?

I've always wondered about the vampires or immortals who have seemingly endless lives. Sure, they have the horrible problem of watching their loved ones age and die but they get to live such wonderful history!

Imagine being there when the Pyramids were built. Or when the Wright brothers got off the ground. Or when  (war of your choice) was fought.

Once you remove the fear of death it'd be rather exciting, I think, to be there for such great events... but what if you don't really learn from your experience?

One thing that's bothered me about current vampires in film and on television is their lack of funds. It's as if they never thought much about having to keep paying for the house, electricity, whatever. But they never go out and rob a bank...

As well they never go get the endless degrees I'd expect one to get. No, I'm not talking about graduating high school OVER and OVER like *some* poor vampires... I'm talking about getting a plethora of degrees. If you had centuries to study you'd probably amass a huge number of degrees, under different names of course, in a variety of fields. Why not?

So let me toss this to you - what would YOU most like to do if you could live forever? Granted, the emotional pain would be obvious - but what would appeal the most to you about almost an unlimited lifespan? Travelling the world? Building a business empire? Hunting down that rare animal?

Do tell!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Game On!

Game on
by Stephanie Beck

Have you ever had a favorite series, but the story line you love so much just...stops? You check the library, you go online, you scour the web, but there simply is no 'next' book and there might not even be an explanation. I've had it happen. It was rough. I made it through, but I still wonder what happened to those characters.

In a situation like that, several things could have happened. The author might have gotten out of writing or maybe their career took off in another direction, forcing them to focus on another type of writing. Or, perhaps, the publisher the books were done with is having issues. Contract and house problems can tie up books for years. Yes. Years. Or maybe the author had a baby, is dealing with family issues, moved to a place with little to no internet, went off grid to raise alpacas, took up throat singing, developed carpal tunnel syndrome, opened a nail polish boutique, found their true calling in the field of interpretive dance...the list is endless.

At the end of the day, a writer has a artist's heart. They can be swayed and distracted. It is all part of the glorious creative process.

I've had many requests over the past two years for another werewolf story for my Creating Home series. I've had a mix of reasons why I was waiting, but now, oh my, am I happy to announce the ball is rolling for the next Creating Home story!

So far the series has A Winter Tale with Marshmallows (temporarily off the market) and Unraveling Midnight (very much on the market by its new publisher--Kensington Publishing's imprint, Lyrical Press). Owen's story is very much in the works. Hint Hint--there are corn fields. And softball. And more cornfields.

Haven't read the Creating Home series? Well, now's your chance. The storyline isn't too building, so jumping in at Unraveling Midnight is very easy. Take a visit with Scott and Lucy.

Unraveling Midnight by Stephanie Beck

Creating home, #2
An entanglement with a werewolf brings unexpected turns. Scott, a lone werewolf expelled from his pack, bends over backward to give his kids everything he can—including knitting lessons for his daughter. Learning to knit becomes much more appealing with Lucy Jamieson as the teacher. His heightened senses tell him the compassionate and beautiful human might be what he and his little band need, yet getting involved with Lucy means exposing her to his paranormal reality. Although Lucy’s childhood skewed her expectations of family, she recognizes and respects Scott’s desire to protect and provide for his kids. When Scott is hit by a truck, Lucy offers to help with the kids--and gets more than she bargained for after learning Scott’s true nature...

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And I must confess, this is a very, very happy reunion for me. I missed my werewolves. I don't think any author wants to abandon a series. We fall in love with the characters and are invested in seeing them through. Now, back to work! You read, I'll write--it's a grand system!

All the best,
Stephanie Beck

Friday, March 21, 2014

See you at Twisted World!

Wait... what day is it again? What TIME is it again?


Sorry about the late time and the short post, but this past month has been consumed by preparations for not one but two conventions. One I'm visiting with my students; Zenkaikon in April. The other, and the primary reason I'm so distracted, is The Twisted World; Villains and Vixens, where I'm a guest.

It's a relatively new event, and it's an enormous amount of fun.

So... if you're in the area, over eighteen, and want to meet me / talk to me / throw stuff at me in person, drop by. I'll be there all weekend!

Until next time,


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Celebrate Easter Loose Id Style!

Eostre’s Baskets is a new, hot series from Loose Id!

Series Overview:
When you order an adult Easter Basket from Sundae's, you might not get what you’re expecting, but Essie guarantees you’ll get exactly what you need. No relationship problem too big or too small; this Easter, Essie Sundae fixes them all.

The books in this collection are linked by the gift of a basket from Sundae's Custom Easter Baskets. Beyond that, they all stand alone and may be read independently from each other without missing anything.

(Covers done by the fabulous Syneca Featherstone)


OUT NOW! Eostre’s Baskets: Undercover Cruising by Cheryl Dragon
FBI Special Agent Carlos Perez is undercover on a cruise ship, working to find and stop criminals targeting gay passengers. He'll only get one chance to crack this case, so he has to stay on task. Normally, that wouldn't be a problem for the experienced agent, but normally, he wouldn't be falling in love on the job.

When Stuart "Red" Redmond takes a last minute vacation over Easter, he's thrilled to find his sexy coffeehouse regular on the same cruise. For months he's been hoping that Carlos would ask him out, but both of them have been too busy working. What better time to have a first date than on a cruise?

What should've been smooth sailing on both work and relationship fronts turns to rough waters. Red knows Carlos well enough to poke holes in his cover, and while Carlos trusts Red to keep it under wraps, that knowledge puts him in danger. Then a mysterious Sundae's Easter basket appears in Carlos's suite. Are the criminals onto him or is something much stranger in play?

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Author Bio:
A lover of unusual things, Cheryl Dragon enjoys writing unique stories with sinfully hot erotic romance. Never at a loss for ideas, there are plenty of contemporary and paranormal stories waiting to be written. Her two favorite settings are Las Vegas and New Orleans...where anything can happen!

Cheryl lives in the Chicagoland area with her deaf albino cat. By day she analyzes numbers as an Assistant Controller for a division of a large international conglomerate, which leaves the creative juices free for her erotic romance novels.


OUT NOW! Eostre’s Baskets: Hot Bod in a Basket by Iris Astres

When Mairin’s lousy husband runs off with her best friend, she’s left with just a few small anger issues. This year’s Easter Gala will be her first chance to get the long overdue apology she’s wanted from her ex. When the time comes, however, Mairin finds herself distracted by the contents of a mysterious Easter Basket.

Eostre’s personalized Rebirth package arrives just in time to send her to the gala in a stunning outfit, on the arm of a sexy alien escort from the world famous Body House. Suddenly, closure doesn’t seem anywhere near as important as tasting everything her Backusian playmate, Finn, has to offer. Mind-blowing orgasms are just the thing Mairin needs to take the kinks out of her post-marital mood, but when the party’s over and it’s time to say goodbye the positive effects are bound to take a sour turn.

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Author Bio
A native Californian, Iris managed to misspend most of her youth in Paris, France, where she learned to parlez-vous with the best of them. Now she leads a bilingual, bi-coastal, and frequently bi-continental life saying yes to desire whenever she can.


OUT NOW! Rabbit Wars by Whitley Gray
After two months in Dubai supervising a construction project, architect Jefferson Fontaine returns home to find his boyfriend boffing the dog walker. Reeling, Jeff grabs his dignity and departs. The arrival of a mysterious wicker box and a letter requesting Jeff’s presence for the reading of a local entrepreneur’s will sends Jeff to his hometown of Crooked Creek, Colorado. The last thing he expects is to encounter an old flame who disappeared fifteen years ago.

After high school, Ashton Eiker hoped to start a future with the boy he loved, but his world crashed when Jeff refused to bring Ash along with him to college. Ash ran from the rejection, but returned to Crooked Creek a year ago, bringing his confectionary talents and opening a chocolate shop. When the great uncle of a childhood friend names Ash in his will, he could hardly anticipate getting a helping of his past in the mix.

Jeff and Ash jointly inherit the historic Jeremiah Rabbit House, and are forced to work together to meet the terms of the will or neither will have the mansion. It’s a battle of opinions, shared personal history, and present attraction, but the true prize isn’t the Rabbit legacy. It's the chance at something better.

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Author Bio:
Whitley lives in the Rocky Mountain West, and works at a major medical center. Her medically based stories involve events that *ahem* never take place in a real hospital. She has a very understanding family, who put up with long sojourns at the computer and bring her ice cream.


Coming March 25th Eostre’s Baskets: Covert Delivery by Draven St. James
Aspen Starr is in a bind and not in a good way. His father is trying to use him to sweeten a business deal and being a bought boy toy holds no appeal. Just when he thinks he has no options left Sundae’s Custom Easter Baskets knocks at his door. Soon he finds himself blindly following a trail right into the path of a sexy new boss and a whole new mess of carnal complications.

Garren Thomas has rules and one of those is to never get involved with an employee. Easy to say, harder to enforce when Aspen is hired on. With each passing day Garren's control slips until all he wants to do is spend his days with Aspen in his bed.

When faced with giving into his desires, Garren sees his simple life being torn apart. Can he get Aspen out of his system without losing his heart? Aspen isn't much better off. He is drawn to Garren, but he can't help the fear that the secrets from his past will destroy it all. As Aspen's begins to lose himself within the confusion of sex and love one question plagues him: who sent the basket?

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Author Bio:

I have I have always loved to write and have been doing so since I could put pen to paper. My passion for writing led me to a desire to know what makes people tick. With that in mind I got my bachelors degree in psychology and English. The wealth of knowledge that was open to me enriched my writing in ways I could not have comprehended.
With my degree in psychology I was able to get a job performing psychological profiles. I learned so much for the simple act of understanding how personalities are formed. I utilized this knowledge in my books. I was able to form my characters by tapping into the experiences I have had within that profession.
My rather large family has also given me plenty of fodder to weave stories with laughter and joy. They have supported my desire to follow the crazy and unpredictable path of being a writer.
In my spare time I tutor those in creative writing who have yet to find their voice. I seek to help them find that part of themselves that calls out to be released in words.
Yet, at the end of the day I find my bliss in the written word. I strive to create worlds and believable characters that people can connect to and be inspired by. I endeavor to infuse passion and excitement into the lives of my readers simply by building a universe where anything can happen.
always loved to write and have been doing so since I could put pen to paper. My passion for writing led me to a desire to know what makes people tick. With that in mind I got my bachelors degree in psychology and English. The wealth of knowledge that was open to me enriched my writing in ways I could not have comprehended.
With my degree in psychology I was able to get a job performing psychological profiles. I learned so much for the simple act of understanding how personalities are formed. I utilized this knowledge in my books. I was able to form my characters by tapping into the experiences I have had within that profession.
My rather large family has also given me plenty of fodder to weave stories with laughter and joy. They have supported my desire to follow the crazy and unpredictable path of being a writer.
In my spare time I tutor those in creative writing who have yet to find their voice. I seek to help them find that part of themselves that calls out to be released in words.
Yet, at the end of the day I find my bliss in the written word. I strive to create worlds and believable characters that people can connect to and be inspired by. I endeavor to infuse passion and excitement into the lives of my readers simply by building a universe where anything can happen.


Coming March 25th Eostre’s Baskets: Solo Flight by Pia Veleno

Hawk pulled the trigger too soon. He invited his boyfriend, Jarrod, to live with him, and the man balked. When Hawk decides to show him there are no hurt feelings with a gift basket from Sundae's, what could go wrong?

 Ask and you shall receive. Hawk, the ever-doting boyfriend, delivers the basket in person only to  meet Jarrod’s twink-on-the-side. Hawk finds himself with a broken heart, an unwanted gift basket, and an entire weekend to either mope or move on.

 With the help of a sexy book and the wise words of a novelty magnet found in the basket, Hawk begins the journey of healing his heart and learning his lesson. But will Hawk recognize new love when the time comes, or get stuck on his solo flight of self-discovery?

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Author Bio:

Pia is a dirty girl, but she knows you're naughty too. Tongue in cheek, and everywhere else, Pia spends her time running nowhere, avoiding housework, and randomly quoting Placebo lyrics. Now that others are reading her stories, her husband no longer wonders about her obsession with gay men falling in love.


Coming March 25th Eostre’s Baskets: Stacking the Deck by Selena Illyria
Bounty Hunter and Dragon Dean returns home hoping to spend some time with his office manager and new mate Carrie. What he gets is confusion. He’s confronted with communication and connection issues. He feels attacked and backed into a corner with no direction to go in. To find a place to start he turns to Sundae’s Adult Easter Baskets hoping that this will give him a handhold to grip as he tries to break through the walls both of them have erected due to their pasts.

Carrie has missed her mate but can’t take the lack of communication she feels when he’s on the job. For the longest time she’s been alone. Now that she has a mate she wants to feel that connection to another person. She doesn’t know why Dean holds himself back from her, both on the road and while at home. She needs him to be present and here, to open up to her. But if she pushes too hard she could lose him forever. Can Sundae's keep it's sexily ever after guarantee?

Author Bio:

Multi-Published Author, part vampire, part pixie, Selena Illyria was born with a need to write and enable. Her imagination takes her into the paranormal, sci-fi and fantasy genres and all sorts of mischief. When not writing she enjoys catching up on her TBR pile, watching some of her favorite programs and listening to her favorite music as well as teasing people with posts on decadent food and plot bunnies.


Coming April 1st Eostre's Baskets: The Candlewood Wraith by Mychael Black


Two hundred years ago, Noah Cunningham watched in horror as his secret lover’s new wife, Mary Bishop, dripped blood on his door step and cursed him. Doomed to spend eternity as a wraith to the outside world, Noah has only his dog, Elsa, and a journal to keep him from going insane.

Sam Locke should have died. His wife, Mary, had certainly intended it. The vampiric witch turned him, then left him for dead. Sam’s determination to warn his lover Noah kept him going, but Mary found Noah first.

Now, two centuries and many failed relationships later, Sam is still pining over his love. When he stumbles onto a rain-soaked Border Collie, he takes the dog home. She is the catalyst that leads him to the one place he didn’t know still existed…and two custom baskets from Sundae's to having the one person he never thought he’d see again.

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Author Bio:
Call me Katherine or Mychael--I'll answer to both. I'm a mother, partner, student, author by trade, and editor by compulsion. I've been in the publishing business for several years, namely as a writer but also as an editor on occasion. It never fails, though. I always end up editing eventually.
I'm a proud bibliophile, to which my poor sagging bookcases can attest. I read all the time, namely fantasy and romance.

When not writing or reading or editing, Maybe sleep. Or watch Spongebob. Yes. I am a self- proclaimed, thirty-something year old Spongebob Squarepants addict. Much to my partner's dismay. It's fun.


Coming April 8th Eostre’s Baskets: Kick the Past by Lily Edwards


As teens, Gabriela Esperanza and Austin Ward exchanged rings and promised to love each other forever. But their promises, like their plans, didn't survive engagement with their futures.

Years later, CIA Agent Ward must keep a prince from an unknown assassin's crosshairs. Mercenary G. Esperanza won't get paid until her target is dead. They're both shocked to discover their lost love standing in the way.

As Easter approaches, the lovers wage their own personal war while a man's life hangs in the balance. Betrayal, violence and passion erupt in Rome's ancient streets. Can the magic of Sundae's guaranteed sexily ever after save a life and heal the past or will they destroy each other forever?

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Author Bio:
Lily Edwards is charming and lovable, a true delight. At least, that’s what the novelty mug she had as a child claimed. As a responsible adult, Lily charms the masses through social media and internet marketing. As a less responsible author, Lily writes stories of hot men, independent women and wacky family antics.
Lily lives in Colorado where she enjoys her view of the Rockies, drinking enormous amounts of coffee, feeding the squirrels and talking about herself in the third person.


Coming April 15th Eostre’s Baskets: A New Dawn by Allie Berg

Amnesiac Essie Sundae has no idea that her psychically-inspired Easter baskets have antagonized treacherous supernatural entities. Or that her new lover is anything other than the identity-challenged shape-shifter he claims to be. To Essie, he’s the answer to her loneliness and, if she dares to trust him, possible help in filling in her blanks in her memory.

Xavier Cassidy, aka Rule 34, the soon-to-be god of internet porn, made an ill-advised deal to get help with his little identity problem. Now, he has no choice but to ‘recover’ a priceless treasure from Essie, even though he’s gone and fallen head over fins, heels or claws for the supernatural beauty who seems to have no idea who she is.

When new threats arise, imperiling Essie’s entire existence, Xav’s true nature is revealed. She needs his help more than ever, and he’ll risk his more-or-less immortal life to give it to her -- if she’ll let him.

But Xav’s not the only one who’ll have to sacrifice for Essie to make their sexily ever after.

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Author Bio:

Allie Berg hates talking about herself in the third person. It makes her feel crazier than she already is. She lives in Boulder, Colorado, in a house called Looking Glass Keep with fellow author Lily Edwards, and writes in a basement known as the Wonderland Scriptorium. Currently, the Keep is under siege by 6 squirrels — Rocky, Natasha, Boris, Alexi, Lucifer, Bullwinkle — and an as yet unnamed rabbit. She writes about the women she’d love to be, the men she wishes she could do, and the worlds she wishes she could see. Who tops, who bottoms, who with, how many, and what kind depends entirely on the story, but she loves Alpha males and Alpha females and relationships that heal and helping readers get their heart ons.

Contest Time!
Two lucky winners will be chosen to receive custom gift baskets made with love from Essie to them. No purchase necessary! Just submit this form before midnight April 15th. That's it.  
To Enter fill out the form here.
Deadline April 15th! Good Luck!