Dragon Shifters! Cover Reveal and Love List

This news has been burning a hole in my keyboard for too long, and finally I get to share!

Ready?

Keira Blackwood and I have joined forces to create a dragon shifter series!

Even better, this isn’t our typical paranormal romance fare. This is reverse harem. If you’re not familiar with the term, in this case it means our lovely heroine gets not one, but THREE heroes.

*dances*

Okay, so here are a few things I love about the Spellbound Souls books:

  • Working with Keira is a delight. She’s funny and we laugh a lot. She’s also an excellent brainstormer, and when one of us gets stuck on something, the other one can swoop in and help.
  • Scorching hot scenes with our leading lady and one or more men. There’s this scene in Dragon Shattered that Keira wrote, and I think I’ve read it twenty times now. And just wait until Book 2. I’m still blushing.
  • Ariana, our kickass heroine. She’s smart, successful, strong, and kind. I think we’ll all agree that she deserves to find love.
  • The hotties. Taylor, Slade, and Quentin all make my heart beat faster. They each bring a different meaning to “hero” while complementing each other and their new mate.
  • Dragon shifters! I’d always wanted to write them, and now I’m doing it and it’s everything I dreamed of. Grace, danger, strength. FLYING.
  • Suspense. There’s always a larger story with elements of danger, there are always secrets just beneath the surface, waiting to be revealed.
  • Love. It’s not all about the sexytimes. These shifters feel deeply for each other, and in the end, that brotherhood and romance is what holds the entire book together.

Dragon Shattered, the first book, will be out in March. 🙂 And here’s the cover, designed by Keira! The woman’s got talent, and I adore what she came up with for Dragon Shattered!

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Two souls, eternally bound.

One shattered, but never lost.

Ariana believed she’d been lucky to find love once. No other man could compare to her mate, and his memory lived strong even after his tragic death.

Whitesong Security became her way of continuing his legacy, fighting for good causes.

Silent battles rage amongst the shifter elite over artifacts from the war that claimed Ariana’s mate. As more elite shifters make demands for Whitesong’s expertise, Ariana is forced to take a partner.

Ariana has three equally skilled applicants to choose from, but each one calls to her dragon and stirs emotions long forgotten.

It’s only a matter of time before they win her heart.

Dragon Shattered is the first book in a reverse harem trilogy featuring one strong female dragon shifter and the three hot-as-sin dragon shifters who win a place in her company…and in her bed.

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Film Discussion – No Men Beyond This Point

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In a world where women have become asexual and are no longer giving birth to males, a quiet, unassuming housekeeper named Andrew Myers (Patrick Gilmore) finds himself at the center of a battle to keep men from going extinct.

My husband and I still argue over who added this DVD to our Netflix queue, and once it arrived, it took us weeks to sit down and actually watch it. But once we did, we were delightfully surprised. It’s awkward at points, which isn’t our usual comedy preference, but the concept was interesting, and the images of men doing all the manual household labor was…well, I don’t know that it was funny, except maybe for the visual of a male character hanging bras and panties out on a clothesline.

The film is set up as a documentary, and focuses on a household run by two women who have “hired” a man to keep house. He’s the youngest man alive–the last male infant to be born. A forbidden romance develops, and it was fascinating.

Men are definitely set up as second-class citizens, which I think was supposed to be humorous on its own. It’s…funny, I guess? Except for the fact that it’s too easy to see the roles reversed, and that’s not funny at all. I mean, I read The Handmaid’s Tale. So other than the clothesline part, I wasn’t really laughing.

The subject matter was at turns humorous, enraging, and sad, and if my husband still refuses to take credit for choosing this DVD for our queue, well, I’ll happily shoulder the responsibility.

The Rose King!

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The Rose King is a little novelette I decided to write for my newsletter subscribers. They’ve been getting one installment each month, just a chapter or two, over the past few months. While I do plan to publish an edited version, I’m still inviting people to join my mailing list in order to get these installments and read it for FREE.

That said, maybe you need a little more convincing to join my newsletter (despite the fact that my newsletter is never spammy and you get free books in addition to The Rose King and you sometimes will get to hear about awesome book deals and see photos of my kitten…), so I’ll point you to the first part of The Rose King. You’ll recognize the heroine and hero, Gemma and Rex, from Book 3 of the Corona Pride, Savage Heartache, where they help Nina and Jameson on their journey to luuuuurve. ❤

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Secrets of a Soprano, by Miranda Neville

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This little gem of a book was a delight! It’s about an opera singer and the guy she fell in love with years ago. Teresa Foscari, the heroine, is serious about her art and performing. She’s well-known and admired, and her presence in any opera house would elevate that house in reputation and earnings.

Her former flame, Maximilian Hawthorne, both resents and yearns for her. His internal conflict, and hers, at being thrust together once more are simply delicious.

And the historical detail! Wow! I read this some time ago and I’m still captivated by the setting–I might have to give this one a second read, just to return to those opera houses and the music, and the side characters who made my heart happy.

Trigger warning–the heroine suffered some sexual trauma before the start of the novel.