Friday, 29 August 2014

Ungrateful Dead - Back and looking good!

So a while ago I wrote a few Ethan Banning short stories and self-published them. For various reasons, I pulled them all last year. But now, with UNDERTOW out in the world at last, I thought I might bring at least one of them back. UNGRATEFUL DEAD is a pre-UNDERTOW adventure, with a pre-Voice Ethan. It's got a gorgeous new cover and it's available at a bargain price for the Kindle. I plan to make it available via Smashwords as soon as I can too.

Before Ethan Banning was a down-and-out demon-possessed PI, he was just a down-and-out PI. 

Ethan wouldn't normally touch a haunting case. Mostly because he doesn't believe in ghosts. But when Charlie Mullen asks him to spend the night at a supposedly haunted morgue, Ethan figures, why not? He's broke and Charlie's offering double his normal rate, and that's good enough for Ethan. 

But when a troublesome ghost really does show up, Ethan realises he's going to need more than a good supply of alcohol to get through the night.

Snap it up on Amazon US or Amazon UK! It'll keep you going while I work on the next Ethan novel...

Guest Blog - Raven McAllen

It's been a busy week or so for me between THE BEAST OF BIRCH HILL and UNDERTOW, so I'm taking a step back today and leaving you in the capable hands of Raven McAllen. Her new release, NINA'S DOM, is the fourth in her Dommissimma series (you can find the first three here) and is attracting just as much attention and praise as the rest of the series! So what's it all about?

Nina Mack is no sub. So why then do all her senses scream at her to submit to the enigmatic Dominic Christopher? 

When the two meet at her friend's hen party at Dommissimma, sparks fly. Their attraction is immediate and explosive, but how can Nina ever allow herself to enter into a relationship with a Dom? 

Dominic lost interest in BDSM since the death of his wife, so the insistent tug of awareness toward the volatile and decidedly bratty Nina is a welcome surprise. With his inner Dom firmly awakened can he convince Nina to give their relationship a try? 

Time will tell if these two can find their own Dom/sub relationship and reclaim happiness. 

Read on for an excerpt!

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

UNDERTOW is officially out!

I mean, it was officially out on Monday, but thanks to a technical glitch over on Amazon US, it's only just become available for sale there. But it's out! And you can grab it right now! And it's already got a couple of great reviews, so if you're on the fence about it, check those out. Me, I'll be over in the corner doing this:

Thursday, 21 August 2014

THE BEAST OF BIRCH HILL is in the wild!

It's here! THE BEAST OF BIRCH HILL is out today! If you want a short, fast-paced read full of cryptozoology, romance, and cakes, you have come to the right place.

Wildlife photographer and cryptozoology blogger Emma Jordan came to Birch Hill expecting to find another urban legend. The rumours of a big cat stalking the woods around this quiet town surely had to be just that - rumours. But when the evidence starts to pile up that Birch Hill really does have a killer cat on the loose, Emma finds herself caught in a confusing game of cat and mouse. And her blossoming relationship with Abi Blakely might just be pushing her further into danger.

There are going to be teasers popping up over the next few days as my fellow, lovely, talented, generous Evernight authors help me spread the word, and as soon as I get to grips with Rafflecoptor, I've got a giveaway for you all. HINT: it's pretty.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

I've been remiss!

I got the cover for THE BEAST OF BIRCH HILL a few days ago, but I've been so swamped with other stuff, I haven't had time to share it. So here you go!

I looooooooooooooooove it! And the story itself is out this Thursday, 21st August. Look out for a ton of promo and a giveaway if I can stay organised for more than five minutes.*

PS - You can pre-order your copy on Amazon UK and Amazon US!

*I can't, but I'll run the giveaway anyway, promise.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Guest blog - Jorja Lovett talks about her new releases!

I'm happy to have Jorja here today talking about not one, but two new releases! Let's have the gossip, Jorja...

Thanks for having me here today. I have so much to share with you! From Aug 15th my little cougar romance, First Floor: Cosmetics, goes on general release. This is the second book in The Department Store series.

Take one younger man, add some illicit outdoor sex, and Maggie Fenton is inclined to forget she’s the oldest cosmetics girl at Kelsey’s Department Store. 

From the outside, it looks as though Maggie Fenton has it all. The glamorous head of the cosmetics department lives a life of luxury, but money definitely hasn’t bought her happiness. In reality, she’s married to a serial cheat who has made her life a misery for over a decade. With her husband chasing younger women, and her teenage co-workers’ catty comments ringing in her ears, Maggie’s resigned herself to being on the scrap heap. Until Jonah Hamilton puts temptation in her way and reminds her she’s still a red-blooded woman. 

 Commitment is a four letter word as far as Jonah is concerned. He has no intention of settling down when he has the whole world at his feet. The only reason he takes a summer job at Kelsey’s is to fund his travels. Well, that, and the sexy older woman he can’t help flirting with over the makeup counter. Maggie soon becomes a good friend and someone who shows him how good love can be. The chemistry between them is undeniable but is a fling enough to satisfy their desires, or is it simply the start of something bigger? 

Keep reading for an excerpt and a taste of Jorja's second new release, Pyramid of Passion!

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Naomi Jane Clark, where the hell have you been?

I know, right? It's been a while since I did a proper blog, which is a bit ridiculous when I consider how much exciting stuff is going on in my writing life right now. In my defense, I have a pretty legitimate excuse. Remember I mentioned back in July that I was having some problems with an old RSI/nerve/muscle problem in my right arm? Well it got bad. It got really bad. As a result of this injury, I've always favoured my left arm for computer work/carrying, etc. As a result of that I now have the same problems in my left arm. And all through July it was really severe. We're talking cramps, pins and needles, aches, strains, the works. Waking up in the night with both arms completely numb. Stress headaches at work because the pain was so intense. Neck and back ache because my posture was going to hell as I tried to sit comfortably at my work desk for seven hours a day. So I went to my GP to see if she could recommend anything for the pain.

Instead, she sent me for blood tests to see if the pains were related to a vitamin deficiency, a thyroid problem, or a couple of other things. I got the results back last week, and although they found nothing that explains the pain, they did discover I'm low on folic acid, so hurrah for bonus secret medical problems!

So next week I'm going back to the GP. Now we've eliminated one set of potential causes, we can work on narrowing it down to muscular or neuropathic pain, and then look at the options from there. But in the mean time, I'm still in pain and I still have to do my day job. In light of that, I've been trying to restrict my "non-essential" internet/computer time as much as possible. Sadly, writing has had to fall under that category for awhile. I'm in a lot less pain currently than I was, but still not pain-free, and I'm trying to rest both arms as much as possible.

THAT SAID, exciting things are happening soon!

UNDERTOW is coming out on August 18th which is really, really, really soon! And I am really, really, really excited and I want everyone else to be really, really, really excited too. I honestly believe this is the best book I've ever written and I'm thrilled with Ragnarok Publications' support and hard work on bringing Ethan Banning to life. I cannot wait to share it with you all.

Oh wait, I can share a bit of it with you right now!

So that's exciting, as I may have implied.

The other exciting thing is that I've finished the first round of edits for my next Evernight release, THE BEAST OF BIRCH HILL, and I'm hoping I'll get a firm release date soon. This is a very different type of story to UNDERTOW, but dare I say it, just as fabulous in its own way, and I'm looking forward to joining the ranks of Evernight's Romance on the Go authors.

So that's all going on. And now I'm back down to my normal levels of pain (about a 3 on a scale of "I can't hold this for long" to "JESUS WEPT CHOP MY ARMS OFF"), I'm hoping to dive back into my wip, Nightmare Moon, and starting looking again at the next full-length Urban Wolf book and Ethan Banning #3. So wish me luck in getting some super-effective painkillers!