Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Tonight we're going to party like it's ...2013

Welcome back to the final Tuesday tease of 2013! I hope you’ve had an awesome year. And I wish you nothing but the best in the next.
I’ve had a heady ride! Here’s a brief breakdown of the books 2013 brought:

Someone to Love hits the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal bestsellers lists and gets a mention in Cosmopolitan. Foreign rights were sold and publishing rights sold to the amazing team at Skyscape (Amazon) *miracles do happen*

Ethereal Knights (Ethereal rewritten through the boyz perspective)

Evanescent (The Countenance Trilogy 2)

Elysian (The FINAL book in the Celestra Series! Yay!!!)

The Solitude of Passion (The book I buried my heart in.) #Truestory

3:AM Kisses (A USA Today Bestseller!)

Beautiful Oblivion (Beautiful Oblivion 1)

Winter Kisses (3:AM Kisses Book 2)

Perfect Love (A Celestra Novella) Logan’s POV from a few chapters in Elysian

Entropy (The FINAL book in the Countenance Trilogy)

And I can't forget the awesome honor of Logan Oliver winning the Best Hero award at utopYA.  And all of this was because of YOU! From the bottom of my heart I thank you all a million times for making my dreams come true every single day.

Whew! What a year! I can’t wait to share more adventures with you in 2014. I wish you a New Year filled with health, happiness and lots of great books.
Enjoy the teasers!

Sugar Kisses (3:AM Kisses Book 3)
Roxy and Cole’s story.
 (Cole’s POV at the apartment)

Roxy comes in close with that I’ll cut you look on her face but I don’t move, hell, I don’t breathe.
“If you ever think of landing those lips on me again I will make sure it’s the last kiss you ever share with anyone.” Her chest heaves, her cheeks darken a deep shade of red calling her bluff.
“Oh yeah?” I take a step in and push my face toward hers. “If you ever land those lips on me again I’ll make sure it’s the last kiss you ever share with anyone”—a cocky smile cinches up one side, and I can tell it’s pissing the hell out of her—“other than me.”

New Adult  17+

(Skyla’s POV, Skyla with Wesley)

“God you’re here!” I snatch Gage and pull him behind the Student Union. “This morning’s been a real mind f*ck, excuse my French.” I try to shake all thoughts of Marshall and his warped sense of humor out of my mind. “You know what I really need?” I pull him deeper into the shadows and then start in with my assault. I land my lips hard over his and ride my leg up his thigh.
“Skyla, wait.” He pushes me back with a laugh buried in his throat.
“That’s the point, I’m waiting. Well, I’m done waiting. I want this, Gage. I’m ready.” I jam my tongue so far down his throat he gives a hard groan.
Skyla! He turns his face, and I use my Celestra strength to snatch him by the chin and meet my lips again.
“God, I love it when you struggle.” I’m sure that’s all kinds of twisted but holy hell it’s hot. I don’t know what kind of newly imparted moral codes Gage has against making out on campus, it’s been our M.O. ever since we arrived at Host, but—
“I don’t know either.” He turns his head, and I pepper kisses all the way down his neck. “Why don’t you go ask, Gage?”
I giggle into him, slipping my hand down the back of his jeans.
“A little role play, huh?”
“Skyla, I’m not Gage. It’s me, Wes.”
Gah! I jump back like leaping out of a fire.
I don’t know what’s worse, kissing Wes, or having to confess this later to Gage.

Hope you enjoyed!

Happy New Year! Stay safe out there!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Entropy is LIVE!!!

Entropy (The Countenance Trilogy 3) is LIVE!!!

I hope you enjoy the final book in the Countenance Trilogy.

Happy reading!!!

Available here: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, iTunes

Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas and the Tuesday tease~!

Merry Christmas! I hope Santa brings it all! Unless of course you've been naughty, then I hope he leaves a shirtless cover model in your oversized stocking to teach you a lesson or two. ;) 

ENTROPY releases this Friday! Yes! There's an end at last to Laken's story. I hope you enjoyed the stay the Ephemeral Academy. Laken, Cooper, and Wesley all wish you a Merry Christmas and hope you love the final ride. I had a blast with Entropy and I hope you will, too!

 On to the teasers!

ENTROPY (The Countenance Trilogy 3)

Prologue (Laken's POV)

   There is a shift in your mental state when death comes to knock you off balance—you become the odd pendulum, swinging too quickly—the clock on the wall with hands spinning out of control—the haunted door opening and shutting at an alarming pace for no one in particular.
   It is a dimension within a dimension, of sight and sound, with no eyes and no ears. You are the world’s. They can see you, touch you, feel you. You are so real in their fantasy it is almost unfair. But there is balance. After all, this is an orderly universe, created by an orderly God, who gives consideration to His every form of entropy.
   For so long, I thought I was lost, meandering, a still life on some incomprehensible canvas, swimming in the torrential river of someone else’s dream. Shattered, I watched as He put together the pieces, dislodged the bone of grief that dammed up the words I was choking on. The consolation came right on time but not before I walked through the valley of the shadow of death.

SUGAR KISSES (3:AM Kisses Book 3)

Roxy and Cole’s story.
 (Cole’s POV at the apartment while Roxy bakes in the kitchen.)

Roxy’s hair is spun in a knot with a wooden spoon driven through the beautiful mess. Her face is coated with powder. The entire kitchen looks as if a flour bomb went off, but her eyes glow like two hazel beacons warning me not to get too close or me and my dick will run aground faster than we did before.
I step in close behind her and lean in with my cheek less than a breath from hers. The warmth from her skin radiates over mine, and it takes a lot more effort than my testosterone-laden brain can muster not to steal another kiss off those pillow soft lips.
I swipe my finger through the batter and jam it in my mouth, moaning hard into her ear.
Roxy takes a breath, expanding her back over my chest. I go with it and tuck my lips into her vanilla scented neck.
She flicks the fork in her hand and a glob of batter blinds me.
“I never miss.” She glances down at my crotch. “Don’t you forget it.”

New Adult  17+

(Gage’s POV, Gage with Wesley)

“I’m pretty sure I’m going to kick your ass.”
His chest bucks with a silent laugh. “Wouldn’t that be a little like kicking your own ass?”
“No, it’ll be like kicking your ass, and I’ll make sure you feel it.”
“Try it but know I’ll fight back. By the way, I’m not into bruising—I’m into disfiguring. I’d like nothing more than inverting your baby blues—pulling your vocal cords out through your nose—so think twice before you threaten me.” He pulls me in by the shirt until we’re nose to nose. “Don’t you ever forget who I am and what I can do.” He shoves me into the wall before turning away.
I don’t waste a moment before kicking his feet out from under him.

Have blessed holiday!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Tuesday Tease + cover reveal

Welcome back to the Tuesday tease! 
Wow, December is melting away. I hope you're far more on top of the season than I am. I'm going to have a wrap-fest this weekend. I wouldn't mind a few elves to help out right about now. 

Cover reveal! Entropy (The Countenance Trilogy Book 3)

I love it. Laken on Paragon...or Laken at Ephemeral, take your pick. ;)

Book news: Sugar Kisses is in edits! Yay! Roxy and Cole are hot. I had lots of fun with them. I hope you will, too.

Entropy is DONE. Yes, done. And the release date is.... December  27th!!! Finally, Laken gets the rest of her story. I really LOVE this book, and I love this trilogy. It all ends at the Ephemeral Academy. I hope you'll enjoy the ride. The last adventure is a wild one. 

Celestra Forever After is moving to the front burner! I'll be editing other books but this one will be the one I'm writing. It's in bits and pieces so I'll have to put it together. I really want to do Skyla justice in this new series. This new part of her life is very important because she's coming into her own in so many ways.

Enough of my rambling. On to the teasers!

Sugar Kisses (3:AM Kisses Book 3)
Roxy and Cole’s story.
 (Roxy’s POV at the apartment feeding Cole a cupcake)

“Chocolate’s my favorite.” He takes a bite and freezes. His apple green eyes lay over mine, and he doesn’t move. Cole doesn’t breathe. He finishes it off in a few quick bites, and a roar gurgles from his throat.
“I like to call it nothing’s better than sex with Cole Brighton cake. I bet I could sell them by the dozen just standing outside sorority row.” There’s a fun fact.

ENTROPY (The Countenance Trilogy 3) *Young Adult

(Laken’s POV talking to her sister, Jen.)

Jen looks right at me, drilling those smoky blue eyes into mine as if she were looking to start a fight. “I think you should kiss him. Kiss him with your entire soul, Laken. Let it be the longest, most satisfying kiss a girl could ever have, and make sure you remember every single second. Then say goodbye and come right back.” She gives a sad, slow nod as a single tear glides down her cheek. “Go right now, Laken. Don’t waste another minute.”
“Now?” My gut explodes in a ball of heat just thinking of sharing one last kiss with Coop. “Can I borrow your car?”
“You won’t have to. I came up to tell you he’s here to see you. He’s waiting for you in the kitchen.” She gives me a gentle shove off the bed. “Go.”     

New Adult  17+

*Logan’s POV with Marshall

“Don’t look at me that way. You don’t have any ‘problems,’ Dudley. Your every whim is at your fingertips, and you’re running around the time continuum having sex with my wife.”
“Testy today are we?”
“You bring out the best in me sweetheart.”
“That’s funny.” He leans in—a smile tugging at his lips. “That’s what Skyla says when we’re through.”  
I clock him in the jaw, and he falls back on that pile of horseshit he’s been shoveling.
“Well look at that.” I soak in the sight. “Maybe you do have a problem.”

*Thank you so much for reading~! Enjoy the week!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Tuesday tease!

It's happening again—Tuesday! I hope you all had a great week of shopping, decorating, and maybe even sneaking in a nap or two. 

Book news: I turned in the final edits of SOMEONE FOR ME, the last story for Kenny and Cruise. It was bittersweet but it's a wild ride, and I hope you'll have as much fun with it as I did. SOMEONE LIKE YOU (the second book in the Someone to Love series) is slated for release on January 28th! Eek! I'm SO—SOOO excited!

Entropy is done, done, done, just waiting for feedback from my Betas and a final sweep-through from my editor. It's December so everyone is moving at holiday pace but I'm going to push hard to get this book out to you this month. 

On to the teasers!!

Sugar Kisses (3:AM Kisses Book 3) *New Adult
Roxy and Cole’s story.
 (Roxy’s POV at the apartment)

Roxy dips her chin to her chest. Her eyes latch onto mine with a look that says she’s about to eat me for breakfast, and, holy hell, I hope she does.
“Get over here.” She points to her feet.
“Sure thing, cupcake.” My lip curls up one side because I happen to know it’s the last thing she wants me to call her, but she’s cute like one and I’m guessing tasty so I don’t see me stopping anytime soon.  

ENTROPY (The Countenance Trilogy 3) *Young Adult

(Laken’s POV)

*Laken with someone (edited to omit names ;)

“I want to have that with you.” My voice trembles. “I love you.”
His chest huffs with relief. His lips pull back in an easy smile. He’s gorgeous, humble and righteous, and he’s all mine. He’s everything I could ever ask for. I’m the luckiest girl in the world.

New Adult  17+

*Skyla’s POV with Marshall

“When he died it was like I was constantly in front of some invisible cliff, and every step I took felt as if I was about to fly off the edge.” I shake my head. “I was so afraid.”
“And now?” Marshall adjusts the saddle with a vigorous yank, and the muscles pop in his jaw. 
“I’m still blanketed in this fog.” I glance outside the barn. “It’s like I’m the island, and the mist creates a buffer from the rest of the world.”
“Well, Ms. Paragon, I suggest you brace yourself. Life will never be a bed of roses. In fact, you might just say it’s one horrific surprise after another.”
“Boy, you’re a ball of sunshine.”
Marshall illuminates in a fit of brilliance from the inside out. “Technically, I am.” 

*Have a great week!

Perfect Love (Logan's story) is now available!

The beginning of Gavin's story, BEAUTIFUL ILLUSIONS, is available here.