Tina Donahue’s New release: Days of Desire

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(available for preorder – ready to read July 4, 2017)

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Blurb:

In a pirate’s lair, nothing is as it seems . . .

Shipwrecked! When Royce Hastings is found washed up on the shore of a verdant tropical island, he tells the natives he is a merchant headed for Mozambique. The truth, however, is far more mercenary. Noble by birth, the once favored Royce has lost his fortune and family; now he is a hired henchman on the trail of an elusive pirate. His “shipwreck” was a fake. He’ll stop at nothing to infiltrate the island and capture his prey. His mother and sisters’ lives depend on it.

The last thing Royce expects is to be captured himself. But the lovely young woman who tends to his wounds in the tropics quickly takes hold of his heart. Simone is the island’s healer, and her skilled ministrations not only awaken his soul but disturb his conscience. His path has been predetermined; his identity must remain concealed at all costs. Yet the passion he feels in Simone’s sultry, loving arms cannot be denied. With his loyalties torn, Royce must make an agonizing, unthinkable choice. . . .

“The story is brimming with risqué retorts and searing sex scenes.”

Publishers Weekly on Passionate Pursuit

Excerpt #1: 

Of all the people to discover him, Royce hadn’t expected such a beautiful young woman. Simone the other native had said.

She couldn’t have been older than twenty. Her light brown skin complemented her dark hair. The ends grazed her waist. He detected a bit of European in her exotic features, and island custom in what little she wore. Simply a red silk cloth tied about her hips. Her breasts were full and lush, begging for a man’s touch.

Wary that she might scream, he’d released her quickly and had expected her to run.

She checked his arms, hands, and head. He supposed for injuries.

At last, she finished and peeked at him.

Cautiously, he pushed up, hoping she wouldn’t bolt.

She sat back on her heels.

Needing an ally here, he tried a smile.

Hers was wondrous, broad and carefree, no deception or caution in her soft brown eyes.

His arrival would eventually change that. No better way to destroy a woman’s trust and happiness than wresting her from an island Eden to imprisonment, lifelong slavery, repeated rape, and birthing children only to have them torn away.

Guilt and shame churned in his gut. Fear for his family competed with the other emotions. “Are you the only one here?” Besides, Tristan, his crew, and the other island woman. Their conversation had mentioned Tristan, but not Diana or Peter.

Simone tilted her head. A tress fell across her breast. Confusion swept her lovely face.

Royce had deliberately spoken English so she wouldn’t know he’d heard her speak French earlier when he’d feigned unconsciousness. He next tried Portuguese and received her same bewildered reaction. At last, he used her language.

Her eyes lit up. “My people live here. Once we have you in the stone house, I can see to your injury.” She touched his thigh. “Does it hurt?”

Not as much as when he’d arrived on this shore. “My head is worse.”

She brushed back his hair, her touch as light as an angel’s.

Despite his callous intent here, and what prudence demanded, his lids slid down, his heart pounding as hard as it had when she’d stroked his ribs.

She explored his wound carefully. “I can make a potion to take your pain away. As soon as the men arrive I—”

Voices and footfalls interrupted.

Tristan led the way, his manner and appearance precisely as rumor had described: tall, golden skin, blond hair, and light eyes that offered naught except challenge and possibly death if anyone dared threatened him or those he loved. Following him was an equally tall man with long red hair, his face and chest freckled. Had to be James Sullivan, Tristan’s friend and former quartermaster during their piracy.

An adolescent boy, fifteen or so, brought up the rear. Gangly, as youth were prone to be, he had long dark hair streaked with blond, his skin brown from days outdoors. Diana’s brother, Peter. His features matched Bishop’s depiction.

Tristan, James, Peter, and island men trained their pistols on Royce.

The land to their side jutted out, rocky and reddish as those found in Madagascar. A white woman stood there, wind whipping her dark hair and simple sheath-like gown in violet silk. Her slightly rounded belly didn’t prove pregnancy, though Royce would have staked his life on it. She wore a choker about her throat, the diamonds glittering in the light.

Royce’s pulse pounded. Diana was here, as Bishop had predicted. Along with too many armed men, as Royce had feared, though all islanders, not pirates.

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Author Update – Fire in my Apartment Complex!

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The Typical Writing Desk…

*snicker*

Ignore the curved steel…

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Saving His Wolf by Kerry Adrienne – boosting some love

Saving His Wolf by Kerry Adrienne

(Mated anthology)

USA Today bestselling author Kerry Adrienne’s exciting novella in the Shifter Wars series about a woman who is seeking her fate and a man determined to help her discover her true nature.

Saving His Wolf by Kerry Adrienne

Title: Saving His Wolf
Author: Kerry Adrienne
Release Date: May 22, 2017
Publisher: Carina Press
Series: Shifter Wars
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Word Count: 30,000
Format: Digital
ISBN: 9781488024399
 
Synopsis:
 

Olivia, born blind and without the ability to shift, yearns to seek her own fate away from her watchful and devoted wolf pack. Vulnerable and stuck in human form, she’s alone and at risk in the forest’s brutal winter when she’s rescued by a park ranger and taken to his cabin in Deep Creek. By the warmth of a crackling fire, she’s comforted by his presence. But it’s his rugged scent that stirs something in her she’s never felt before.

Bear shifter Powell sensed the instant he held her that Olivia was his mate. He also knew she had the untapped powers to discover her true shifting nature—if only he could convince her to trust in him, and to believe in herself. Now the one thing that stands to threaten their healing mating hunger is Olivia’s distrusting and vigilant pack. A pack prepared to do anything to get her back.

But there is no danger as strong, no desire so liberating as what Powell is bringing out in her—because Olivia can finally see where her destiny lies.

Find out more at: Carina Press | Amazon | Google Play | Kobo | iTunes | B&N

About Mated: A Paranormal Romance Shifter Anthology

MATED
One anthology. Three wolf shifter romances. Don’t miss this collection of stories from USA TODAY bestselling author Kerry Adrienne, Sionna Fox and Shari Mikels

MATED

One anthology. Three wolf shifter romances. Don’t miss this collection of stories from USA TODAY bestselling author Kerry Adrienne, Sionna Fox and Shari Mikels  

A woman born blind and without the ability to shift yearns to seek her own fate away from her watchful, devoted wolf pack. Vulnerable and stuck in human form, she’s alone and at risk when she’s rescued by the bear shifter who is her destiny.

An accident forces a man to change the best friend he’s loved for years…or leave her for dead. There’s no reason to hide his true self anymore—but can she ever forgive him?

And a pack alpha finds that rescuing his fated mate from a violent confrontation with two wolf shifters is easy. Helping her move from fear to acceptance of the animals—and him—is a challenge.

Available Now: Carina Press | Amazon | Google Play | Kobo | iTunes | B&N

About Kerry Adrienne:

USA Today bestselling author Kerry Adrienne is repped by Marisa Corvisiero at Corvisiero Literary Agency. Kerry writes in many sub-genres of romance including paranormal, science fiction, erotic, m/m, time travel, and many more. She loves history, science, music, and art and is the mom to three daughters, many cats, and various other small animals. She loves live music and traveling most anywhere

In addition to being an author, she’s a college instructor, artist, costumer, editor, and bad guitar player.

Connect with Kerry: Website | Blog Facebook | Twitter Amazon

If you enjoy paranormal romance author Kerry Adrienne, I’m sure you’ll love my work!  Find more Here

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How To Write – Five Traits for Better Heroes

In this video we discuss the five things  writers need to utilize for better hero creation!

Vlog Highlights:

2:40  Needing a Flawed character
3:14  If the hero isn’t reliable, then what?
3:42  The difference between change and growth
3:56  Talking the intelligence quotient
4:44  Why I tagged Lucifer in this video – Because of a trait he has!
6:35  Why the characters MUST possess charm
8:12  Why THIS tip belongs in all the stories

For another video on Pacing in Stories, How To Write, click here

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Lots of Fun at Romantic Times 2017! #rt2017

Last week in downtown Atlanta I was fortunate enough to slip into the hotel and hang out with some of my author friends all weekend while the Romantic Times Convention was going on.

Red Queen (Dorothy Shaw) moi, Kelly Langford

Highlights include:

Me yelling “I am not going to fuck that!” – in response to a text I was sent.

Embarrassing myself by showing up to Sue Grimshaw (Of Random House) while carrying not one, but TWO large beers…

There’s probably a reason Dorothy’s pic is on here twice…BWAHAHAHAHA

Brooklyn Ann

Spending time with Cecilia Tan, Dorothy Shaw, the Night Writers group dinner, Brooklyn Ann and her Sexy Genius (Dude really is pretty awesome.) Speaking of Night Writers, our ever faithful, always supportive crochet girl, Kelly Langford was able to make it to the convention and hang out.  Meeting her was a definite highlight.  She’s one of the biggest readers I’ve met, a lovely woman, and a big heart to boot.  I’m happy she could make it here for this.  ❤ Kelly 🙂

Incriminating photos…  (Looking at you, Tonya!) and memes…

Meeting Juls Berghammer for drinks on Thursday was good, especially after the hectic bullshit I had to deal with trying to get a bottle of decent rye that didn’t require me to give up my first born.

Real highlight of Thursday was hanging with one of my biggest supporters (Louisa’s East Coast counterpart) Kerry Adrienne. Lia Davis was also there and we chatted, played with spinners (get your mind right!) and drank.  Oh, and might have done a FB live…but there’s no evidence of that…

Unless Rebecca Royce kept that video…

 

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Writing How To – Pacing!

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Cover Reveal! Paranormal Menage Romance

After a few years of struggling with what to do with this book, I finally got it in hands of competent beta readers last year and finalized it before the end of 2016.  One more run through gave me a chance to make sure I’d corrected a few mistakes but the cover for the sequel to Endangered is here for your viewing pleasure!

An Alpha Torn – The Sequel to ENDANGERED!

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How To – Writing the Premise!

Vlog Notes:

0:26  What  the Premise actually IS vs what we THINK it is
1:37  Thinking about what the story is trying  to say
3:06   Example of another author and the Premise
3:58  The question to ask about the Premise
4:53  The Core Human Issue
5:12  How your characters deal with the premise
6:12  How you write your story quicker
6:57  Reiterating what the Premise is

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Writer Beware!

 

Vlog Notes:

0:31  What NOT to write
0:57  Typical Advice and why it should have a caveat
2:11  Why you don’t put every single detail into the story?
2:34  How to deal with alternative lifestyle content
4:02 Over explaining and how to correct that mistake
5:00  How familiar should you be on your topics?

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