Friday, November 9, 2018

#AuthorInterview with Janet Lane Walters



Today I'm interviewing Janet Lane Walters. Janet calls herself  an eclectic writer, and she's certainly that. She writes in a number of genres including contemporary romance, mystery, fantasy and alternative worlds. Meet eclectic writer Janet Lane Walters!


Where did you get the idea for your new novel? 

Since the Virgo Pisces Connection is the last of a six book series about six friends and the man opposite their Sun sign, the idea was built in. The heroine Megan has been in all the other books as a minor character and I wanted to give her a real problem and for her to find the man of her dreams. Since the story is a little bit about Valentine’s Day and she has no valentine, I wanted to set up the meet in a unique way. The story also deals with death and a nurse’s breakdown. The opening scene is based on an incident occurring when I was a nineteen year old student nurse. There are changes but the impact is something I’ve carried all my life. 

Sounds intriguing, Janet. What was the most difficult thing about writing this book?

Making all the parts work. I was seven chapters into the rough draft when I realized one of the sub-plots wouldn’t work. I was unable to suspend disbelief. So I regrouped and found a way to bring the orphaned children into the hero’s life and responsibility.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?

Not sure what you mean by unusual but I do write all my manuscripts by hand with a pen and lined tablet. I also write better and faster when seated in my recliner. I’m a draft writer so there are at least six drafts. After the rough draft, there is one for plot, setting, characters, language and revision.  I’ve been writing this way for 50 years since I was first published in 1968.

When were you first published and how did that happen? Was it a long or short journey?

I’ve had  a long and interesting career with many ups and down. 50 years ago, I sold my first short story and followed that up with many more. The market dried up and though a had a few poems published I knew that wasn’t my real forte. An editor sent a rejection saying this sounded like the synopsis for a novel and I set out to master that genre. With the help of many editors and many revisions, I sold that first book in 1972. There was a break in my writing when I returned to work as a nurse to help fund children’s college educations. Though I didn’t write, I gathered much experience in people’s emotions and ideas for stories. In 1994, I had a novel published again and then found electronic publishing. In 1997 my first ebook was published and I was off and running.

How did you get started writing romance?

One winter, I had pneumonia and ended up at home in bed. My sister-in-law sent me a shopping bag full of nurse romances. Being bored and being a dedicated reader, I set out to read those books. Though well written, most of them had no idea about medicine or nurses. I ended up wanting to tear them up but I persisted. Twenty reads later, I decided I could write a nurse romance book. My tastes vary in reading and also in writing. Most of my stories have some bits of romance in them and some are strictly romance. They vary from contemporary to paranormal and fantasy. Even my mysteries have a romance that develops over the six books in the series.

What comes first for you – plot or character? And why?

Interesting question. It’s usually the plot but the characters figure in. I think my reason for working this way is because of my experience as a nurse and needing to know what was happening to my patients and why before I focused on their reaction to their illness. At night when going to sleep, I tell myself a story. There is a he and she but what they’re facing and what might happen next is more important that who they are. When I write this down the next day, the characters slowly begin to form and since I use Astrology to cast the characters, I start researching for traits, weaknesses and strengths. The characters take shape and the fun begins.

Do you write in the same place every day or do you like to change it up?

I’m a creature of habit. I have a wonderful study, a large room with computer desk. The ledge above is covered by dragons for inspiration. I have a recliner and lots of windows. In the winter, I can see the Hudson River. Not at other seasons since there are many trees in the way. I write part of a scene, then type scenes from yesterday and write again. Between trips to help my invalid husband, I probably put six hours a day with my pen, paper and computer. The days vary since over the weekend, I do my blog posts for the entire week. I have something on my blog every day. This is Saturday with some bits and pieces of writing in between. On Sunday, I try to write short, short reviews for books I’ve read and do any catching up needed. I rather fragment my time and seldom write in longer than 30 minute spurts.

Tell us a bit about you. Where do you live, and how long have you been writing?

Since I answered part of this before, I’ll just say a bit. Writing for most of my life sometimes more off than on but published for 50 years. I live in a village on the banks of the Hudson River in New York on the west bank. The village is great and has one of the largest Halloween parades in the country. I’ve been married for almost 60 years to the same man, a psychiatrist who has refused to cure my obsession with writing. My four children are scattered from New York to Florida.

Janet Lane Walters
If writing is your first passion, what is your second?

My children and grand children actually sometimes edge out my writing. They are now growing older. Actually my black grandchildren are in their twenties. Adopting their mother was a good thing. My Chinese grandchildren are just nearing their teens. So yes, this passion is tied with the one for writing.

Do you have another occupation, other than writer? If so, what is it? Does it help you with your writing?

I was a nurse and am retired. My time taking care of patients in various situations has helped me as a writer, Besides giving me ideas and also experiencing emotions, I learned to fragment myself. I also was as Astrologer. Just a fun time when a friend and I joined forces and earned enough money to travel to Ireland. She did the math. I did the interpretations. This is a help with my writing since I cast my characters using Sun sigh, Rising sigh and Moon to find their traits.

Do you have any pets? Are you cat person or a dog person? Or are you into totally different pets, like goldfish? What do you like best about your pet?

At this moment I am pet-free, but I am a cat person. My familiar Robespierre, a Maine Coon cat, died and I haven’t replaced him. He is featured in my mystery series starring Katherine Miller starting with Murder and Mint Tea.

What are two (or more) of your all-time favorite books in any genre?

I am an eclectic reader just as I am an eclectic writer. There are too many authors and too many genres to even think about. There are over a thousand books on my Kindle and I’m always buying more.

What do you like best about your hero The Virgo Pisces Connection

What I like best about Dave is his ability to change. He has been a traveling doctor since he finished his residency and seldom stays in one place for more than three months. The arrival of his orphaned niece and nephews and his involvement with Megan, the heroine, let him think about settling down. He is also short in stature but strong in many ways. One of his faults is giving into his feelings and he also learns to do this throughout the book. His steadiness is one of his best assets. The book is The Virgo Pisces Connection and has just been released.

What do you like best about your heroine? 

Megan in The Virgo Pisces Connection has burned out. She works on Oncology and her third death in a week has sent her fleeing. She feels she is a failure and she wants to quit but is persuaded to take time off. Her meeting with Dave turns her to think about life and what she wants to do. I really like her empathy and her love for the children who Dave brings into her life. She is also the one of six friends who is into Astrology and has helped set up her friends.

How do you choose the names and physical characteristics of your characters? Do you base them on real people? 

My characters are seldom based on real people. Sometimes perhaps I take a trait from one of my friends but not really. Since I use Astrology much is written in the stars. I once wrote a book where I used friends’ names but not anything more about them. This book is a humorous story and is a nurse/doctor romance.

How can readers reach you or find you online?

MY PLACEs
https://twitter.com/JanetL717
 
https://www.facebook.com/janet.l.walters.3?v=wall&story_f%20bid=113639528680724

http://bookswelove.net/

http://wwweclecticwriter.blogspot.com


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Tell us a little about your current work in progress.

I am currently working on a fantasy romance The Children of Fyre. There are dragons and magic fyrestones and evil wizards. There are two heroes and two heroines who will become dragon riders and fyrestone wielders.

What’s your tagline? Why did you choose it?

I bill myself as eclecticwriter since that’s the way I write. Contemporary romance, mysteries, a bit of suspense, historical, alternate worlds, non-fiction and paranormal stories.

If I was a first time reader of your books, which one would you recommend I start with and why?

Much would depend on your preference. If mystery is your thing, Murder and Mint Tea. If it's contemporary romance The Aries Libra Connection. If fantasy The Temple of Fyre. If Alternate worlds – Bast’s Warrior. There are a lot of my books out there. I think around 50 or more.

Tell us about your current release.

The Virgo Pisces Connection
Pisces Megan experiences burnout. Her third witnessed death on the Oncology Unit in a week is too much for her to handle. Going to her apartment and being alone isn't to her taste. Of all the Grantley Gang, she is the only one not married. She tries to resign from the hospital and is persuaded to take a month of her accumulated vacation time first. Avoiding her five friends, Megan rushes from town, not knowing or caring where she is going. Escaping the ghosts of the dead is her primary goal. During a blinding snowstorm, she crashes into the life of Dave Malloy MD.

Dave is a Virgo a traveling doctor going from assignment to assignment over the country. He's decided two things. One is to settle and gather moss. The other is to find his sister lost years ago when they were sent to two different foster homes. He has found her and vows to rescue her from an abusive situation. When Megan lands against a tree at the house where he is staying, he finds her very attractive. But can he act on this attraction when he must care for her after the accident and his decision she is a patient?

Together, they must find his sister and hope they aren't too late.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Holiday Gift Guide!


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Friday, November 2, 2018

Peggy Jaeger and a Secondary Character from HOPE'S DREAM

Peggy Jaeger visits today with a look at her upcoming release HOPE'S DREAM (November 5), a novella with the new Deerbourne Inn series from The Wild Rose Press. This series is set in an historic property in the fictional town of Willow Spring, Vermont. Looks like another great series from The Wild Rose Press! 


Secondary Character for Hope’s Dream

Hope’s mother, Casey Sewell Kildaire.

When I set out to write Hope’s Dream, I knew I had to give her a mother who was as equally strong spiritually and personally as her daughter was.  She needed to be someone Hope could continue to look up to and be willing to sacrifice and change her future for. Someone who valued love, commitment, and strength of character above all else, especially when those core foundations and beliefs become challenging.

Luckily, Casey Sewell Kildaire leapt off the page for me.

When she and her husband are involved in a horrific car accident when driving along a snowy, icy Vermont road one night, Casey’s world – and that of her daughter’s – changes forever. Trapped in the car for several hours with her dead husband before they are both found, Casey suffers a traumatic injury to her spine and her right arm suffers severe nerve damage from being pinned against the door. When they are finally discovered, Casey is life-flighted to a hospital where the prognosis for her survival is guarded. Before she goes into surgery, she makes a request to her Godfather, Hobson Drucker, concerning Hope and which he reluctantly carries out. This secret between the two of them is something neither thought would ever be revealed.

Casey comes through the surgery but the damage done to her spine is permanent, making her paralyzed below the waist and with limited mobility and function in her right arm and hand. She and her husband had never felt the need to purchase any sort of health insurance, so the funds for Casey’s rehabilitation and medical treatment needs run out quickly. This leaves Hope unable to continue to pay for college so she drops out and becomes her mother’s sole caregiver, while working two jobs to help support them.

Despite the hardship and heartache the accident caused, Casey remains an upbeat, pleasant and charming woman who loves her daughter beyond all measure. She feels terribly guilty that Hope has devoted her life to caring for her and wants nothing more than for Hope to find a man who will love her like her father loved Casey.

When Tyler Coleman first meets Casey he is immediately taken with her beauty and kindness. Despite her physical limitations, he is impressed with how quick-witted and witty she is and understands why Hope would devote her life to her mother’s care.

I could have written Casey Kildaire as a bitter, lonely, manipulative woman who browbeat her daughter and blamed the world for her problems. The reason I didn’t want to portray her this way was because Hope needed a touchstone in her life. She’d loved her father unconditionally and growing up it had always been just the three of them, devoted to one another, a strong, vital family unit. Just because Casey became incapacitated from the accident, her basic core personality didn’t need to change. In fact, it couldn’t. If it had, Hope wouldn’t have been able to grow into the woman she is – kind, caring, empathetic. Casey is her benchmark for how to be a good person. 

I loved writing Casey and I hope anyone who reads HOPE’S DREAM can imagine themselves remaining upbeat and positive in a situation where the opposite could – and many times does – hold true.

Blurb:

Hope Kildaire gave up her dream of becoming a nurse practitioner when a car accident killed her father and left her mother an invalid. Working two jobs and caring for her mother leaves the twenty-seven-year-old with no time for fun or relationships. When a law firm representing her paternal grandparents sends her several letters, Hope ignores them. She despises the family who disowned her father and wants nothing to do with them.

Lawyer Tyler Coleman's job is simply to obtain Hope's signature on a legal document. Getting it is harder than planned, though, when an unexpected attraction blossoms between them. If Ty is honest with Hope about why he's in Willow Springs, he'll fulfill his assignment but may risk hurting her.

The opportunity to have everything she's ever desired is at Hope's fingertips. Will her dream come true at the expense of Tyler's love?

Buy links for HOPE'S DREAM:

Amazon : https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07HSSYK4V/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1

Wrp:  https://catalog.thewildrosepress.com/all-titles/6303-hope-s-dream.html

Nook :  https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hopes-dream-peggy-jaeger/1129675139?ean=2940161540640

Itunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/hopes-dream/id1437725682?mt=11


Excerpt:

Hope stood behind the bar, filling two glasses with draft beer. She hadn’t spotted him approach, so he took the moment to observe her unawares.

A reserved smile graced her face as the guy waiting for his order chatted her up. Early twenties by Tyler’s guess, the kid stared at Hope with a serious case of attraction. He knew how the younger man felt. 

During their lesson her hair had been woven into a braid. In the lodge, when she’d removed her hat, he’d likened the colors to butterscotch and honey. Now with it unbraided and freely floating down past her shoulders, the colors burst into life. Gold and red highlights shimmered from the waves framing her face, as if each strand had been hand painted for emphasis. In the tavern’s subdued lighting, Hope was a bright, vibrant beacon, sparkling with health and life. 

Tyler was drawn to her light, her vitality, as if he’d spent his existence until that moment in perpetual darkness. 

Hope turned, reached for something behind her, and caught his eye. 

For a moment her body froze, her hand still outstretched, her eyes widening in surprise when they lit on him. She dipped her chin and regarded him from under her eyelashes as she finger-swiped the hair falling across her face behind her ear. A quick head bob his way indicated she’d be right with him. 
With an expert’s finesse she uncorked a bottle of Jameson’s, poured a thimbleful each into two shot glasses, then added them to beer-guy’s order. He slid a bill into her hand and then waved off the change she tried to give him back. He scooped the drinks, then carried them back to his table. Hope slid the change into one of the jelly jars behind the bar marked with several names, hers among them, and made her way over to him.

“Hey, New York.” Sweet laughter warmed with surprise rang in her voice. “How are the legs?” 

Tyler groaned and stretched them out in front of him. “Better after a long, hot soak, but I’m betting they’re gonna feel worse in the morning.” 

She tossed him a quick, sympathetic look. “Make sure you take some kind of analgesic before going to sleep tonight. It’ll help. Trust me.” 

“Will do.”

“What can I get you?”

He spurted off the name of one of the draft beers. 

She pulled it and then brought it back to him. “Anything to eat? I know the inn doesn’t serve dinner.”

He glanced up at the selection board again and asked, “What do you recommend?”

“The soup’s hot and fabulous. Comes with a salad or fresh bread. The burgers here are always great, but I’m biased.” Her open smile charmed him. 

“Sold.” 

“So,” he said after she came back from placing his order, “you’re a woman of many talents. Ski instructor. Bartender.” 

The brighter colors in her hair glistened when she shook her head. “We in the business prefer the term mixologist.” 


Author Bio:


AUTHOR Peggy Jaeger is a contemporary romance writer who writes about strong women, the families who support them, and the men who can’t live without them.

Family and food play huge roles in Peggy’s stories because she believes there is nothing that holds a family structure together like sharing a meal…or two…or ten. Dotted with humor and characters that are as real as they are loving, Peggy brings all topics of daily life into her stories: life, death, sibling rivalry, illness and the desire for everyone to find their own happily ever after. Growing up the only child of divorced parents she longed for sisters, brothers and a family that vowed to stick together no matter what came their way. Through her books, she has created the families she wanted as that lonely child.

Tying into her love of families, her children's book, THE KINDNESS TALES, was illustrated by her artist mother-in-law.

Peggy holds a master's degree in Nursing Administration and first found publication with several articles she authored on Alzheimer's Disease during her time running an Alzheimer's in-patient care unit during the 1990s. 

In 2013, she placed first in two categories in the Dixie Kane Memorial Contest: Single Title Contemporary Romance and Short/Long Contemporary Romance. 

In 2017 she came in 3rd in the New England Reader's Choice contest for A KISS UNDER THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS and was a finalist in the 2017 STILETTO contest for the same title.

In 2018, Peggy was a finalist in the HOLT MEDALLION Award and once again in the 2018 Stiletto Contest.

A lifelong and avid romance reader and writer, she is a member of RWA and her local New Hampshire RWA Chapter.


Social Media Links:

Website/Blog: http://peggyjaeger.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/peggy_jaeger

Amazon Author page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00T8E5LN0

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Peggy-Jaeger-Author/825914814095072?ref=bookmarks 

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13478796.Peggy_Jaeger

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Madison Michael's DESIRE AND DESSERT

Today I'm hosting Madison Michael on her blog tour to introduce her new release DESIRE AND DESSERT. Madison is offering some great prizes, so make sure to enter her Rafflecopter!

Desire and Dessert

B and B Billionaire Romance Series (Book 1)

By Madison Michael

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About Desire and Dessert:

Can they forge a business merger and a personal one too? 

Spoiled Stevie Jurran expects smooth sailing when she arrives at Lakeside Lodge to implement her plan to merge it into the luxury Bijoux Hotel chain. Completing this simple task will move her up the corporate ladder, increase her value to her father’s multi-billion dollar business and settle the score with her cheating ex-fiancé. Just one insignificant Band B stands between her and success –one B and B and its provoking and intriguing manager. 

 Secretive and sexy Grant Harris is not your typical innkeeper. Digging in his heels, he tries to preserve the aesthetic of Lakeside Lodge by resisting every change Stevie implements. Retreating from his life in the B and B’s surroundings, Grant quickly learns there’s no way to combat his growing desire for the infuriating heiress. Can he concede to her demands and contend with his past to win this alluring woman?

The B&B should be a perfect fit for the hotel chain. Stevie and Grant should be a perfect fit as well, but will they set aside their pasts and egos to complete a merger of a different kind? Will love seal their deal?

Amazon Buy Link: https://amzn.to/2NJ30xy



Excerpt from Desire and Dessert: 

“Inside or out?” 

The maître’d and Grant were both looking at Stevie expectantly. Usually assertive, she demurred to Grant. “You know the place better; you choose.” 

“If you would like the patio, Dr. Harris,” the host suggested in a heavily accented voice, “I have a lovely corner table.” 

The couple acquiesced and were seated in the back corner of the enclosed patio. The music was fainter, but still audible accompanied by the tinkling sound of a fountain. Stevie glanced across the patio. There were about eight tables outdoors, all for parties of two. High bushes of hibiscus and roses bursting with blooms surrounded the patio. The fragrance was wonderful, the table incredibly intimate. 

“You like it?” Grant asked with a hint of uncertainty. 

“I love it.” 

“Wait until you taste the food,” he promised, his confidence restored. They hid behind tall menus, selecting dishes to share along with a carafe of sangria. After giving their order to the server they were finally alone. 

“It’s beautiful here,” Stevie breathed. “Thank you for suggesting it.” 

“Now that I finally have you alone,” Grant teased only to be interrupted by the server arriving to pour their drinks. “So much for my sinister plans.” 

“Do you have sinister plans?” Stevie queried in a low, husky voice.

“Do you want me to?”

“No answering a question with a question,” Stevie responded. She watched conflicting emotions waver across Grant’s face and waited quietly. She would not give him an out. She had learned from business that silence was a powerful tool. 

“Yes, in fact, Stevie. I have very sinister plans.” 

The words were out, electric between them like a live thing. Stevie sucked in a breath, surprised by how quickly and matter of factly Grant had stated his desires. She reached her foot forward under the table closing the few inches that separated them. She rubbed her foot slowly up his leg, allowing her movements to acknowledge what she failed to say with her lips. 

“Have I shocked you?” 

“I guess that depends on just how sinister you can be. Mostly you have pleased me,” Stevie admitted. No shy wallflower, she gave Grant a bold smile and placed her hand in his. “I’m looking forward to finding out.” 

Grant pressed a soft kiss on the back of her hand then released her as course after course of Latin inspired small plates arrived. For the next hour they spoke of the food, the atmosphere, the music, everything but each other and what lay ahead. After assuring that he ordered something to satisfy Stevie’s sweet tooth, Grant requested the check. When it arrived, Grant automatically reached for it and Stevie reveled in the moment. Too often she was the one who paid for the date. Not tonight. 

“We could go dancing?” Grant asked. “Perhaps a salsa club in keeping with our theme?” Stevie believed he was just making a polite offer but couldn’t quite tell. 

“Are you a good dancer?” 

“Not on a dance floor.” Grant offered her a wicked smile and reached to help her from the chair. “But in a bedroom…” 

“Braggart.” 

“Am I?” 

“Shall we find out?”





About Madison:

Madison Michael traded 28 years in Fortune 500 tech and management positions for a chance to spend her days with sassy heroines, sexy, rich heroes and nothing but happy endings. Growing up the daughter of a librarian, she learned to love books, especially classics and romances, and spent winters cuddled under blankets losing herself in books.

Madison is the author of three novels in the Beguiling Bachelor series, as well as several short stories. She is a member of Romance Writers of America. 

After living in the northeast, southeast and the west, Maddy returned to her Midwest roots. She lives in Evanston, IL with two feline editorial assistants and great views of Chicago’s famous skyline.


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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Friday, October 26, 2018

#NewRelease from Anna Lores: CURSED TO LOVE

Anna Lores makes a return trip to Journeys with Jana with her new release, CURSED TO LOVE, which released on October 19, 2018. Anna says that CURSED TO LOVE is a spinoff of her paranormal shifter romance ONE NIGHT OF LOVE, which Anna told us about on my blog earlier in the month. Welcome back, Anna!


CURSED TO LOVE by Anna Lores

Blurb:

She's caught between two worlds. Her blood could be her demise. To save her life, will she choose to love the coven or the pack?

Meredith Kilpatrick doesn't have much time left. With a deadly curse running through her veins, she wants nothing more than to die in the arms of Vampire King Jeremy Hunter. But when her love refuses her choice to remain human and leaves her at the altar, she vows to spend her remaining time away from the world of supernatural beasts. Little does she know that her niece's upcoming nuptials will send her straight into a werewolf's embrace…

Dietrich Wolfgang sees Meredith as a true mate, and the alpha is willing to ignore her curse to make her his. But when the blight on her blood puts his entire pack at risk, there's only one person who can help. Dietrich must enlist the vampire king to set things right…

With the people she loves in danger, can Meredith survive her affliction and finally make her eternal choice between a vampire and a werewolf?

Cursed to Love is a standalone paranormal romance novel and a spinoff from the sensual novel One Night of Love. If you like powerful paranormal chemistry, sexy vampires and werewolves, and scenes of passion, then you'll love Anna Lores's risqué read. 

Buy Cursed to Love to sink your teeth into a sexy saga today!

Buy Links:

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2piXUP3 
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2OpWWLD 
iBooks: https://tinyurl.com/CursedToLove-iBooks
B&N: https://tinyurl.com/CursedTolove-BN
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/cursed-to-love

Excerpt:

Mere tilted her head to the side and the raw fury in her eyes lessened. “Are you legally blind? Can you drive? Did you know you were grabbing my ass?” 

The softer side of her voice called to his beast.

“I can drive, although I don’t. It’s safer that way.” He held back from explaining his sight was fine, but when his wolf’s power surfaced his eyes changed to more of a snow white, making him look blind, but they allowed him to see spiritual and energy variances others lived their entire lives unaware of. “I’m sorry I got touchy with you, even though you were talking dirty to me.” 

She shuddered. “Don’t do it again.” The bold red in her face drained to a lighter shade of pink. “Do you need me to lead, so you don’t bump into anyone?” 

My sight is better than yours. He offered his hand to her. “Following isn’t really my thing. I’ll keep you safe from everyone else’s unwanted touch.” 

She placed her small hand in his. A jolt of electricity like none he’d ever felt before struck the center of his heart at her tender touch. 

The gentle strumming of a guitar resounded from the speakers. A sorrowful female voice filled the room. 

“One moment you were with me. One moment you were gone…” the woman sang. “One chance to be your lover. One dream vanished before dawn…”

He tugged at her hand, and she stepped into his personal space. 

She curled her hands around the back collar of his white shirt. “Do not make me regret this.” 

He slid his hands to the small of her back and nudged her closer. “No regrets, beautiful.” 

She inhaled and softened against him. 

“Your voice. Your lips. Your kiss. I’ll cherish…” the woman sang. 

Meredith raised her chin and the haze of the mating trance covered her gorgeous eyes. “You’re not part fish, are you?” 

“No,” he chuckled. Are you fascinated by the men of the sea? 

“You smell so dang good,” she mumbled. “I want to touch you.” 

“Do it,” he whispered. You want me. I want you. Yet, you resist. Why? 

Her hands glided down his arms at her back and lingered at the cuffs. Almost there. Slide your wrists into my hand behind your back. Surrender. I will reward you with a—

Electricity sizzled down to the tips of his toes and dove into the depths of his beast’s spirit as her fingers grazed the inside of his wrists along the heels of his palms. Vibrant colors exploded around him in layers of turbulent waves. Thousands of intricate ripples of intense energy unlike any he’d experienced flowed into him. A vision from her moved through his mind.

Author Bio:



An avid romance reader, Anna Lores started writing steamy romance novels as a by-product of insomnia. One night, with a nudge from her husband to write a book, Anna borrowed her son's laptop and set about breathing life to her very own characters. After a month, she was surprised with a new laptop of her own to pursue her dreams of writing sensual happily ever afters. 

The desire to fill her world with wonderful stories she and her close friends could not just talk about but gush over, keeps Anna's fingers racing to keep up with her imagination. As the rest of the house is sleeping peacefully, Anna sheds her title as Supermom of Three to write sexy love stories.  

Sleeping might still be a battle Anna hasn't conquered, but armed with a B. A. in English Literature and all the hot men in her mind calling for their own story, she stays busy during those midnight hours writing her next international bestselling spicy romance. 

Social Media Links:

Author site: www.annaloresauthor.com
Instagram: www.Instagram.com/AnnaLoresAuthor
BookBub: www.bookbub.com/profile/anna-lores
Twitter: www.twitter.com/annalores 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/authorAnnaLores