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A New Gun In Town! Casey’s Gunslinger Release – March 7th #steamy #western #romance

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Click on the book cover to be transported to the party! Loads of prizes and free books will be given away!

There’s a new gun in town!  Casey’s Gunslinger is due to release March 7th.  I’d love to see you at the party!  Here’s the link:

                 Facebook Release Party for Casey’s Gunslinger    https://www.facebook.com/events/647500848636802/

Buy Casey’s Gunslinger on Amazon | Smashwords

My special guest authors will be Ally Thomas of The Vampire From Hell series

and Wendy Ely, author of the very steamy, Dangerous Flames, (Mafia Hearts).

Wendy Ely is a contemporary romance author. She writes some romantic suspense, really hot stories, and the wonderful happily-ever-after. Take a ride in the waves of passion and romance with a book by Wendy Ely.

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Prizes will include ebooks, bookmarks, paperbacks and a Catherine Wolffe t-shirt!

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Now for a little trivia.  Hint:  This info could be useful in playing the games at the party, so read on!

Did you know I love animals?  I have six dogs, two cats and once owned a beautiful, white Tennessee Walking horse named, McCloud.

I love to garden, write and play with my three grandchildren (the oldest being 3).  Can we say exhausted!

Living in Louisiana, I enjoy being outside with nature at it’s best.  Loads of trees, flowers and mosquitoes. If you follow HBO’s True Blood, you know the corridor along Interstate 20 in north Louisiana is nicknamed “Sookie land” after the heroine in Charlene Harris’ books.  I live just north of the 1-20.

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People ask me all the time, where I get the ideas for my characters.  These come from imagination, dreams and life around me.  The old adage which says, “be nice to me or you might end up in one of my books”, is absolutely true.

I take my writing seriously and do my best to put you, the reader, inside the pages of my books.  I want you to feel and understand what the characters are dealing with and why they respond the way they do.  You may recall in the first book of The Loflin Legacy series, Comanche Haven, Seth Loflin dealt with discovering the woman from his past was back and despite his best efforts someone wanted to steal her away.  In Casey’s Gunslinger, Seth plays a secondary character role and his story is told from two new and different viewpoints, Casey St. Clair and Charles Harrison’s.  I hope you’ll enjoy the overlap in the stories and be sure and read Comanche Haven first in order to see how the story unfolds more thoroughly in book 2, Casey’s Gunslinger.

You can get a copy of Comanche Haven, The Loflin Legacy series, #2 at all the major outlets including Amazon.  Click on the book cover to begin your journey into the Wild West with Catherine Wolffe.

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Happy Hump Day with Victoria Embers

Click image to read Conquest for FREE.

Click image to read Conquest for FREE.

Today I’m celebrating Hump Day with an excerpt from one of my books that is free! Download at Amazon | Smashwords | Kobo

It is from Conquest (My Vampire Lover #1) that is currently out.

Read the Snippet

MATURE ADULT CONTENT – These stories, featuring vampires and werewolves, are for mature audiences only. They contain adult language, violence, and strong sexual content including some light bondage situations. All characters depicted in these stories are 18 years or older, and all sexual activities are of a consensual nature.

Gently he ran his fingers across the side of my face.

I leaned into his large hand, unable to resist the sexual magnetism that made him so confident for a vampire.  My powers to fight him had steadily faded each night we made love.  I raised my chin, exposing the contours of my vulnerable neck to him, knowing it would please him if I finally surrendered.  “So be it,” I muttered.

“Even if you survive, they will kill us if I turn you.”  His fingers laced around strands of my blonde hair as it cascaded over the contours of my firm breasts.  He squeezed one of the nipples hard.

A low moan slipped past my lips.  “We could leave this place,” I whispered.  “Together.”

I immediately wrapped my hands around his cock.  He was hard as steel, yet smooth as velvet.  When he throbbed in my grasp, it sent me to my knees.

Slowly I took him in my mouth as I placed my hands behind my back, offering my complete obedience.  If it was to be my last night on earth, I wanted it to be perfect.  Surely the presence of the full moon would ensure a successful change.  But a vampire turning a werewolf?  Was it possible?

As I lavished the taste of him, moving up and down on his shaft, he spread his toned legs wider, slightly bending his knees.

About Me

I split my time between being a stay-at-home mom and reading paranormal romance. I think good romance should make you purr while good steamy romance should make you scream, but in a good way of course. Because I love vampires AND werewolves, I wanted to write a series featuring both, and see what naughty situations they find themselves in. I’m currently writing a novella series called My Vampire Lover with a blend of paranormal romance, fantasy, and erotica featuring, you guessed it, vampires and werewolves.

If you liked this snippet and want to learn more about my novella series, My Vampire Lover, please visit my Amazon Author page at Amazon US or Amazon UK. If you stop by either Amazon page, please give it a Like. Thanks!

About the Dark Realm series, My Vampire Lover

Conquest (My Vampire Lover Part #1) – Caroline, a werewolf and princess of the Golden realm, has discovered a new love in her vampire captor. She’s willing to risk everything, even her life, to prove to him she loves him and has forsaken all others including her family and her pack.

Cover art by Sable Grey

Cover art by Sable Grey

Redemption (My Vampire Lover Part #2) – The story continues. Before Caroline fell for her vampire lover, she met Raphael, a warrior of the Dark realm under difficult circumstances. Raphael’s father, the dark lord Asmodeus is killing off her family and presents Caroline as a pet to Raphael. Caroline has secrets of her own as to why she let herself be taken and wonders if the vampire willing to help her escape is an enemy or friend. Realizing he must take action, Raphael works quickly to persuade the werewolf beauty who has claimed his heart to leave with him at once if he has a chance of setting her free.

Day of Reckoning (My Vampire Lover #3) – Releasing Late Winter 2013

Caroline has been granted permission by the Moon Goddess to seek revenge on Raphael’s father, the dark lord Asmodeus.  She will have her day of reckoning.  But Raphael is not about to let his werewolf beauty return to the Dark realm without him.  Both must assume certain roles while they plot their actions and protect one another from the dangers awaiting them.

Download Conquest for Free and start the series. Conquest at Amazon US. Smashwords.com

Visit me at my blog or on Facebook or Twitter.

 

Steamy Sunday Giveaways – Virgin Moon and More

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Click the image to view all the authors in this upcoming blog hop.

Many author friends and I will be in a great blog hop coming up, sponsored by Felicity Heaton and Indie Romance Books so today I want to throw in a little pre-celebration giveaway!

My 1st Giveaway

Extended through Oct. 31st, you can still enter to win all 3 paperbacks, Parts 1, 2, and 3 from my series, The Vampire from Hell. Click here to enter. newcovers_giveaway

My 2nd Giveaway

After you read the excerpt, comment on this blog article and tell us what you thought of it. One winner will be selected via random.org and will win an ebook (Nook/Kindle) of Virgin Moon (Episode #1) (A Vampire/Werewolf Romance) by Ally Thomas.

EXCERPT Featuring Emily and Vincent – FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY

About Virgin Moon
A forbidden romance with a vampire unlocks a virgin werewolf’s passions
Vincent, the rebel vampire son of the dark lord Alichino, receives Emily, a virgin werewolf as a playmate. He wants no part of his father’s latest toy until he looks into the virgin’s eyes and feels his heart flutter. Vincent realizes he must escape with the werewolf beauty who has awakened his heart before she’s found or dies at the hands of his evil father.

Click the image to view on Amazon.

Click the image to view on Amazon.

He smiled again, this time shyly, almost innocently at me.  “Is that too much to ask?”  Vincent took his cock out of his jeans while still leaving them on and began caressing his enormous member.  He stroked the shaft a few times, and then circled the tip of his head with a purpose.  He was already hard, so I didn’t understand why he was taking the time to increase his erection, but obviously he did.  It was a sight to behold.  No men I knew would be so bold as to touch themselves.  It was an exquisitely delightful gesture.

Suddenly a vision of having him inside me surfaced.  My jaw dropped open and my knees weakened.

He joined me again on the bed.  Vincent took my hands in his and placed one on his cock.  My eyes grew wide and I relished the smoothness of his rod.  He was hard as steel, yet smooth as velvet.

“You’re magnificent,” I mumbled.  Did I really want this to happen?  I wanted to pull away again out of fear and I felt my breathing stop.  I was almost paralyzed by it all.

Before I could move, he pulled me to him, throwing one of his legs over my head and sat facing me.  His long legs were positioned on each side of me.  He grabbed at my elbows so I was almost sitting in his lap.  He threw my shirt open and tenderly caressed my breasts.  “It’s okay.  Relax and just enjoy my touch.  I won’t go any further than you desire.”

I bit down on my lips and felt tears forming in my eyes, not out of fear, but out of happiness.  I had always wanted a real man to be my first and I was so thankful now that I had maintained my virginity in the Golden Kingdom all my twenty-five years.  Vincent would be the man I’d give myself to.

He lowered his head and kissed the inside of my neck, letting his tongue travel up and down its side.  His touch was so warm and inviting.

My head collapsed on his shoulder when he drove a finger, then two into my pussy.

He kept his eyes on me the whole time.  We both felt the ecstasy of his slight penetration.  Inwardly I begged for more.  I gritted my teeth and inched closer towards him.

“Emily, wait,” he whispered.

“Please Vincent, I want this.  I’ve wanted this for so long.”  I took his long cock in my hands, spreading my legs wider in front of him so his fingers could do with me as they pleased.  I stroked him slowly at first, then faster, feeling our movements mimic each other’s rhythm.  “I’m ready to taste you, Vincent.”  I paused, waiting to see if my statement had registered with him.  I could barely hold on to not coming.  His fingers worked magic on my very moist pussy, and I was fine to let him continue if that was his wish.  But stroking his cock in my hands, hoping to dive in closer pushed my mind to madness.  I had to know what a vampire tasted like.  “Vincent,” I pleaded.

Quickly, without saying a word, he flipped me around so that I was facing his manhood one on one.  I straddled him in a 69 as he moved effortlessly beneath me and caressed my buttocks.  I kissed the top of his cock and then took him in my mouth, a little at first and then all the way, finding my mouth at the base of his cock.  The tip of his dick tickled the back of my throat.  My knees weakened and I sank closer to him.  I wanted to melt into his face.  I wanted my juices to run down his neck.

He held my thighs in his hands and devoured me with his tongue.

As I lavished the taste of him, moving up and down on his shaft, he spread my legs wider, and thrust his tongue into my pussy.  My nails dug into the fabric of his jeans.  No one had ever eaten me out there before.  I couldn’t believe it was happening.  I couldn’t believe any of this was happening.

I forced him further into my mouth, resuming my strokes with renewed enthusiasm.  With each long stroke of my sucking, I devoured him whole-heartedly.  I sucked insanely on his cock.  Now and again, he would push his cock deeper into my mouth, but finally he allowed me to take charge.  I must be doing a good job for a virgin, I thought to myself as I blew him.  I hated the boyfriends I had had who thought a blow job was an excuse for face fucking.  Vincent wasn’t like that apparently.

“Ah my sweet, you’ve done everything but fuck, haven’t you?  I can tell.  Just the kind of virgin I like.”  He slapped my ass a few times before he resumed his activity.

I was too preoccupied with loving his cock to answer or stop my progress.  I wanted him to come in my mouth, that was my new goal for the night, to taste the essence of a vampire.

When I felt him pull a shocker on me, all bets were off.  I knew I’d come instantly, but I didn’t want to before he did.  I wanted to taste him.  I didn’t want to be done.  How delicious did a vampire taste, I wondered.  How marvelous next to a werewolf?  Was there a difference?  How exquisite would Vincent’s come feel running down the back of my throat?

A gasp erupted from me and I struggled to keep my bent legs steady.

“Will you come for me, Emily?” Vincent asked.

I shook my head feverishly, trying not to release his cock from my mouth for a moment.

“Lovely,” he replied.  “You have a wonderful ass and pussy, Emily.  Truly wonderful.  Someday I will be inside you.”

His words filtered above the air as we continued to busy ourselves with our exploration of one another on the massive bed.  Carefully he plunged his index and middle fingers into my dripping pussy while his pinky finger penetrated my ass.

“I want you to come in my mouth,” he said as he kissed my pussy.  I felt his hot breath against the lips of my sex.

Shivers of warm ecstasy rippled through me.  His words were enough to make me come.  I struggled to hold back, hoping the moment would last forever.

“Not before you,” I replied, licking the tip of his cock and tracing my tongue down the length of his shaft before I cupped and kissed his balls.

“Such a naughty girl.  We’ll finish together then.”

I didn’t really know what that meant until he jerked me up in his arms, whirled me around, and plunged my hips upon his.  I screamed, reacting against the ecstasy I felt.  I was certain Vincent had plunged his cock into my pussy, and I wanted it.  I ever so wanted it.  But he had not.  I couldn’t fight the feelings electrifying through my body.

He clamped down on my knees as I straddled him.  His cock still pulsating beneath me.  “Are you willing, Emily, to someday be mine?”

Oh god, no, I thought.  I was so wet that I willingly accepted his invitation.  It was beyond words.  How could I not say yes to this man?  “Make us both come, Vincent,” I replied.  “You will be my first.  I swear it.”

His blue eyes blazed with passion.  “You will be mine.  And this is only the beginning.”

The moonlight blasted us with its light as if on cue.  We were bathed in a warm, glow of magical delight, one that I could not have fathomed before this night.  The lighted design above us turned a series of brilliant shades of amber and gold.  I gave myself completely to Vincent as he rubbed the head of his cock against the tip of my clit.  For a brief moment, I thought about pushing myself onto his rod.  I searched his face for a yes as he continued to tease me.

Then he plunged two of his fingers into my wetness of desire and caressed my clit with his thumb.  Without any shame, I watched as his muscular tanned arms pleasured me.  His biceps glistened in the moonlight and I caught a glimpse of his pendant sparking as it bounced against his chest.  It was in the shape of a crescent moon.

“You’re so wet,” he whispered in my ear.  “Your heat is phenomenal.”

“Yes.”  I groaned, grinding my hips against his, letting my body become his as he drove his fingers into me.

“Fuck me like that.  Oh yes, fuck me like that, Vincent.”  I dug my fingernails into the sheets, trying not to arch my back too high off the bed.  The sensation of his touch was mind blowing.

“Yes, that’s it,” he growled.

I latched my hands around his cock again.

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Other Steamy Giveaways for this Sunday – Each is FREE 

Erotic Paranormal Romance

Conquest (My Vampire Lover Part #1)Conquest: My Vampire Lover Part #1 (A Dark Realm Novella Series Sample) by Victoria Embers – Free at Amazon Barnes & Noble

Caroline, a werewolf and princess of the Golden realm, has discovered a new love in her vampire captor. She’s willing to risk everything, even her life, to prove to him she loves him and has forsaken all others including her family and her pack.

This sample contains Conquest (My Vampire Lover Part #1) and Chapters 1 and 2 from Redemption (My Vampire Lover Part #2). (Cover Design by Ally Thomas)
Free at Amazon Barnes & Noble

Desire (Erotic Vampire Confessions #1) by Randi FangDesire_1_EVC_alt2

Desire (Erotic Vampire Confessions #1) begins as Randi Fang explores this subject with her first vampire to interview, a fan of the fang whom Randi calls simply Rose. Rose has a chance encounter with an actor who plays a vampire and discovers he’s “into” being bitten.

An excerpt to the next short story, Tasted (Erotic Vampire Confessions #2) is included. (Cover Design by Ally Thomas)

Free at Amazon | Barnes & Noble

TinaSamson’s Lovely Mortal (Scanguards Vampires #1) – Free at Amazon
Vampire bachelor Samson can’t get it up anymore. Not even his shrink can help him. That changes when the lovely mortal auditor Delilah tumbles into his arms after a seemingly random attack. Suddenly there’s nothing wrong with his hydraulics – that is, as long as Delilah is the woman in his arms.

His scruples about taking Delilah to bed vanish when his shrink suggests it’s the only way to cure his problem. Thinking all he needs is one night with her, Samson indulges in a night of pleasure and passion.

However, another attack on Delilah and a dead body later, and Samson has his hands full: not only with trying to hide the fact he’s a vampire, but also with finding out what secrets Delilah harbors for somebody to want her harm.

Felicity

Covet (V.E.T Vampire Romance Series Book 1) by Felicity Heaton – Free at Amazon

Javier knows better than to succumb to his hunger for Lilah. The mortal female belongs to a powerful aristocrat patron of Vampirerotique, the theatre he runs with three other vampires. A single touch is all it would take to break the sacred law of his kind, sentencing himself to death, but his passion for her has become too fierce to ignore and he will risk everything to make Lilah his.

Lilah has fought her desire for Javier since arriving at his theatre as a servant but each glance he has stolen, his eyes promising pleasure that will satisfy her longing for him, has chipped away at her defences and she can no longer deny her need and her forbidden feelings for the powerful vampire male.

LadyMist2_sample_sw2013The Lady in the Mist (A Werewolf Tale) -Sample by Catherine Wolffe – Free at Amazon Barnes & Noble | Kobo

The Civil War took Sonja Brooks’ husband and left her alone. Unprotected and scared, she runs headlong into a life changing event when she’s attacked by a pack of wolves. Her fate as a werewolf is sealed. When she stumbles upon Ty Loflin, a Rebel solider dying of his wounds, she nurses him back to health. He’s the perfect mate, but will he want her once he knows the truth?

In this sample at 7,000 words, Catherine Wolffe weaves a new blend of western romance with paranormal elements involving werewolves and vampires. (Cover Design by Ally Thomas)

Wolfen Secrets’ Release Party Tonight – Join Us

I’ll be co-hosting a release party with author Catherine Wolffe tonight at 7 pm (Central) for her latest book in the Western Werewolf Legend series, Wolfen Secrets.

Join us on Facebook.

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On Amazon

The book is live on Amazon today. Click here for details.

What is Wolfen Secrets About?

Not only do our dreams hold secrets to our future, but as Sonja Brooks discovers they also hold the keys to immense danger for her kind. Sonja finds the western werewolf pack in great peril when she and her mate, Tyler Loflin have to take on the vampires and their undead magic.

When confronted with vampires that won’t ever die, Tyler Loflin has to formalize a plan to protect the woman he loves as well as the men who are like brothers to him. The only problem is keeping the plan a secret from Sonja, who is the alpha she-wolf of their pack.

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Banner Design by Ally Thomas

Cover Design by Ally Thomas

Cover Design by Ally Thomas

Start for Free

You can read a FREE sample from The Lady in the Mist (The Western Werewolf Legend #1) – Download Now.

We’ll be playing games and there will be a variety of prizes. I’ll be co-hosting the party with Catherine and revealing a little secret of her own. Both of us will be offering prizes! Please invite your friends too!

About the Author

Catherine Wolffe is the author of the Western Werewolf Legend. Combining romance in the old west with paranormal elements, she weaves stories of love and adventure for her readers to enjoy. Her heroines have dreams to follow and her her heroes always have hearts of gold. Join her for tales of discovery, challenge and danger as her imagination travels down new paths with her characters to unknown destinations.

You can reach Catherine at the following links:
http://twitter.com/catherinewolffe/
https://www.facebook.com/AwardWinningAuthorCatherineWolffe
http://catherinewolffe.wordpress.com

Part 4’s Release Party – 10/20

Brought to you by Chelsea Author Promotions, we’ll be celebrating the relaunch of my series with The Vampire from Hell Returns (Part 4). on October 20th (6 pm to 10 pm Eastern time). Click here to join.

The party starts online at 6 pm (Eastern time) and lasts until 10 pm. At the beginning of the party, Chelsea will share information about the Grand Prize you can enter to win. I’ll be adding a signed paperback copy of “The Vampire from Hell Revamped (1st Anniversary Edition)” and several of my author friends will be donating swag/paperbacks from their collection of books. They are Alexandra AnthonyCatherine WolffeSharon HamiltonTrina M. LeeKristen Middleton, and CM Doporto. (Click their name to view their Amazon Author page.) Special thanks to them all!

Click the image to join.

Zombie Wolf by Ally Thomas Emerges with Darlings of Decay

Newly released is the Zombie anthology, Darlings of Decay and I’m excited about its release because I have an excerpt included in the ebook called “Zombie Wolf: The Next Generation.”

Spin-off to The Vampire from Hell series

If you are a fan of my series, The Vampire from Hell you may want to read this short story. It is set in the year 3015 A.D. featuring a werewolf who was born with a blood virus. His mother is a vampire from Hell and his father is a hellhound turned werewolf. Sound familiar?

Meet Zachary, the Zombie Wolf.

I thought it would be fun to set a story around a child of Rayea and Blick’s. This is assuming that they actually get together, are married at some point, and live happily ever after with a son (if it occurs in that order). It’s a possibility for where the Vampire from Hell series may be headed. But it’s just a possibility.

What is the story “Zombie Wolf: The Next Generation” about?

At twenty-four Zachary has been through many zombie outbreaks and knows how to stay alive. He’s been so good at killing zombies for so many years that he makes a living at it. He claims it’s the reason he has the nickname the ‘Zombie Wolf,’ even though he knows that’s not the case.

With time and space travel being as common as the Internet and cell phones, Zachary and his team travel often to kill zombies and rid the solar system of total infestation. Now in the year 3015 A.D., more sightings of zombies are being reported on Planet Earth, but no one knows how to kill these snake-like creatures. Zachary’s destiny unfolds when he comes face to face with the next generation of zombie and an innocent bystander gets bitten. He considers killing the attractive girl because she’s as good as dead anyways. But when he sees she has a werewolf mark, same as what he has, he knows he must save her.

Cover by Damon Za at http://damonza.com/

Cover by Damon Za at http://damonza.com/

You can read Zombie Wolf (the short story) in Darlings of Decay. It is FREE at Smashwords | Live at Amazon

“Darlings of Decay (Zombie Stories From Your Favorite Zombie Authors)” went live this week.

From anthology coordinator and Zombie author, Kristen Middleton, “This anthology will be free on Smashwords starting Monday! It’ll be available on Amazon for a price for a few weeks but will eventually be free there, too (and most other popular eBook sites). Over twenty female authors with chilling tales of death, decay, and a diligence to survive in a world overtaken by the dead. Watch for it!!!”

Here’s an Excerpt from “Zombie Wolf”:

“Zachary, this isn’t something you need to get involved in.  Just let it go.  I’ll call Containment.  We’ll act like it didn’t happen.  We don’t need this kind of trouble.”

Instantly I reacted.  My body went rigid.  She wasn’t going to be put down.  I owed it to my werewolf heritage to try to save her.  I had heard my mom’s version of my mom and dad’s romance.  Dad had never gone into details, but I knew what he had done to save my mom because she had told me.  I wasn’t anybody’s fool.  I decided to use some of my mom’s logic on my dad.

“Did you leave Mom in Hell to rot when she was turned into a vampire?  Did you?  A daughter of Satan?  When she drank Satan’s blood, you were there.  She told me.  You were there to see her change into a vampire.  That was not by accident.  You knew then who she really was, and how important she was.  She wasn’t evil like everyone thought, and you knew that.  You never doubted her even when she did.  Her exact words.  Over the years, you’ve done everything you can to save her.  Every time she has needed saving.  Mom told me!”

“Your mother is a writer.  She exaggerates,” my dad replied, rolling his eyes toward the ceiling.  “Who is this girl to you anyways, Zach?  You don’t even know her?”

“I get that.  I’m not an idiot.”  I tried to control my rage.  “I’m not sure, Dad.  But I felt it when I saw her in the coffee shop.  I don’t want to regret later that I could have done something, you know?  I don’t want to live alone, being the only freak of nature, a werewolf zombie even if it means I can walk among them undetected.  I don’t want that!  If I don’t try to save her, I won’t know.  Now will I?  What if she too was born with the new virus?  What if that makes her unique like me?”

“That would explain the mark.  Maybe she was born with the virus.  Who is her father or mother?  Your aunt?  This may be beyond your abilities, son.  I’m sorry.  We don’t save zombies.  We destroy them.  We have to stay on top of this situation before it gets worse among the vampires and werewolves.”

Cover design by Ally Thomas

Cover design by Ally Thomas

“It’s gotten worse, Dad.  It’s jumped species.  I know it.”

“Do you have proof,” he challenged.

I pointed to the girl in the cage.  “She’s a werewolf, Dad.  She told me so.”

Not believing me, he grunted.

Using his same logic, I rebelled.  He had to understand what he was saying.  Rules were meant to be bent sometimes, even broken.

“Before there were zombies,” I began.  “Werewolves used to kill vampires.  And yet, you didn’t kill Mom.  You were there to protect her.”  As best I could, I faced Dad head on.  I made a point to thrust my chin up and glare up at him like I had seen my mom doing on more than one occasion.  With his height, he had no problem looking down at me, but he had to know I wasn’t backing down.  I hadn’t backed down against Rex and the others, and I wasn’t backing down now.  As insane as it seemed, I wasn’t wrong about this.

Dad searched my face for many minutes.  The silence in the room thickened.  I could hear only the girl’s ragged breathing as she fought the poison.

Trying to remain calm, I refused to look away from my dad, glaring up at him.  I was ready to take on the world.  My god, I thought.  What has happened to me?  I turned my attention back to the girl.  She had slowly approached my side of the cage and stood near me, also glaring over my shoulder at my dad.  Her blonde hair was tousled amid her face, but I could see the distrust behind her eyes.  Even in her chaotic state, she looked adorable.

In typical parent fashion, my dad reached out his hand and rubbed his fingers through my black hair, somewhat shaking my entire body.  He was unbelievably strong.  He did that dismissal move on me when he wanted me to know that, for now, he was tabling the situation.  I knew it wasn’t over.

“We’ll have to address this if your experiment doesn’t work.  Okay?” he asked.

“Yes, sir,” I replied.

Finally he patted me on the shoulder.  “I forget how stubborn, like your mother, you are.”  He chuckled and walked to the door.

Realizing I had gotten my way and he was leaving me to my task, I watched as he lingered at the door.  “You know,” he said.  “You are the son of a vampire with healing blood.  Maybe that can help.”

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Zachary’s Parents

If you can guess who Zachary’s parents are, leave a comment on this article 😀

The Vampire from Hell Returns (Part 4) Update

Work on the next installment in the Vampire from Hell (Part 4) continues. A late summer release is still on the calendar. The reason I’m bringing it up is because Part 4 is going to have a cliffhanger ending.  I typically do this with most of my books. Read “Coming Soon.”

Friday Freebies – Free ebooks!

We’re celebrating Friday with some Free ebooks by our Contributors at Fanged Press. They are organized according to genre. Feel free to check them out and stop by the author’s website as well. If you read and like any of these free ebooks, please consider giving the author a favorable review. Happy Friday! *randi

Erotic Romance

Desire (Erotic Vampire Confessions #1) by Randi FangDesire_1_EVC_alt2

Desire (Erotic Vampire Confessions #1) begins as Randi Fang explores this subject with her first vampire to interview, a fan of the fang whom Randi calls simply Rose. Rose has a chance encounter with an actor who plays a vampire and discovers he’s “into” being bitten.

An excerpt to the next short story, Tasted (Erotic Vampire Confessions #2) is included.

Free at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Author’s Website

Conquest (My Vampire Lover Part #1)Conquest: My Vampire Lover Part #1 (A Dark Realm Novella Series Sample) by Victoria Embers

Caroline, a werewolf and princess of the Golden realm, has discovered a new love in her vampire captor. She’s willing to risk everything, even her life, to prove to him she loves him and has forsaken all others including her family and her pack.

This sample contains Conquest (My Vampire Lover Part #1) and Chapters 1 and 2 from Redemption (My Vampire Lover Part #2).
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Paranormal Romance

LadyMist2_sample_sw2013The Lady in the Mist (A Werewolf Tale) -Sample by Catherine Wolffe

The Civil War took Sonja Brooks’ husband and left her alone. Unprotected and scared, she runs headlong into a life changing event when she’s attacked by a pack of wolves. Her fate as a werewolf is sealed. When she stumbles upon Ty Loflin, a Rebel solider dying of his wounds, she nurses him back to health. He’s the perfect mate, but will he want her once he knows the truth?

In this sample at 7,000 words, Catherine Wolffe weaves a new blend of western romance with paranormal elements involving werewolves and vampires.

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VH_Bk1b_500_700The Vampire from Hell (Part 1) – The Beginning by Ally Thomas

Rayea isn’t daddy’s little girl, even if he is the most powerful fallen angel around. He wants her to take an active role in the family business. But she’s not interested in his schemes for world domination. Instead she wants to spend her time shopping on the Internet, rescuing humans from a horrific eternity, and practicing martial arts with her seven foot hellhound. Then one day everything changes.

Please note that this sample (as of May 2013) includes both Part 1 and Part 2 – A Vampire Among Angels.

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Love Begins in Hell for Emily Meadows – New YA Paranormal Romance

For some, love begins when you least expect it. For Elana, falling in love begins in Hell.

For some, love begins when you least expect it. For Elana, falling in love begins in Hell.

New YA writer Emily Meadows has her first romance out. We’re featuring it here today!

About “Love Begins in Hell”

For some, love begins when you least expect it. For Elana, falling in love begins in Hell. When twenty-one-year-old Elana is kidnapped and finds herself in Hell of all places, she discovers something unique in her ancestry. She’s a werewolf and she’s fallen in love with someone unexpectedly Dante, the young demon who agrees to help her escape.

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Excerpt from “Love Begins in Hell (The Moon Journals: Part 1)

As the large figure came into view, I exited the closet, took aim and threw the first knife of several across the room. I stood behind the massive bed, using it as a bunker. This demon was not going to take me alive.

The figure grunted, slumping slightly to the ground.

I heard the weapon I had thrown at him fall to the floor.

My aim was bad and had not found the demon’s heart. I was at a great disadvantage. “You stay back, demon!” I shouted, hoping to sound far more threatening than I’m sure I appeared to be. “I’ve got more where that came from!” I was maybe one hundred pounds. Cold, scared, and weak from hunger, I was half of that I was sure. Or at least I felt like that. Adrenaline and self-preservation would have to see me through.

“Do your worst,” the tall figure announced. “However, I’d like to ask if I may turn on a few lights before you continue your attack. If you don’t mind?”

He mocked me, which should have infuriated me even more, but I held my position and watched as he illuminated the room. He flipped a few switches by the door frame, and the room took on a blue hue as if it had been bathed in the soft, gentle lights from beneath the sea.

I looked up at the ceiling just as the wooden beams filed away to two corners. “How did you do that?” I gasped, forgetting my defensive stance all together.

“I can’t handle fluorescent lighting, so I had these installed. Blue and green are my favorite colors actually, even though I wear a lot of black. Here let me show you one more thing. I just had this done.”

He raised his well-toned arm upwards and pressed a button at the top of the door frame.

I blinked my eyes several times, getting used to the various colors I saw forming on the ceiling. An image was being constructed.

The lighted design was magnificent and astounded me. A variety of shades of blue, green, and purple illuminated behind the picture of a fierce dragon. The dragon, with its head held high and proud, stood on a set of rocks jutting out from the edge of a cliff. A strong image of a strong creature preparing for battle. Why would a demon have such an image promoting such a great warrior animal like the dragon fashioned on the ceiling of his bedroom? It didn’t make sense.

“I’ve never seen anything like it. Is that you?”

“More or less. My friend, Orlando created it and installed it for me. I’m not really an admirer of art or paintings. I’m more interested in books, mythology really, but Orlando thought this would dress up my bedroom. I mainly like it for the quiet motivation it gives me. Each day is a test and it challenges me to focus on what is important. It helps me remember, despite everything, who I could one day become.”

“A dragon?” I blurted out. “Surely you don’t mean that. You’re a demon.” I had never heard of demons being shapeshifters. This guy had as much chance of shifting into a dragon as I did of shifting into a bar of chocolate.

Instantly he crossed the room towards me. He had his large hands wrapped around my elbows before I could grab another knife. I was pinned against his solid chest. The minute our eyes met, a bolt of lightning felt like it had ricocheted through my body. My eyes widened as he let me go and I wrapped my arms tightly around my body, so I wouldn’t fall. He staggered for a moment too as if he’d been hit by the same burst of energy.

The immediate recognition of a soul mate was something that did not occur outside the pack. It had to be a mistake. But was it? It felt so real. In that second, I re-evaluated my course of action.

“I’m not a demon. I’m a warrior,” he replied as he put some distance between us. “My mother is human, so I’m only half-demon.” He retreated to the table and sat down. He remained quiet for some time. Finally he added, “If you must know, I prefer to be called a warrior above all else.”

I thought about asking a second question like ‘Who kidnapped me?’ but I remained silent. It didn’t really matter as long as I found my sister and aunt, and we made it out. They had been missing for weeks. I had heard of a demon mating with a human and bearing a shape-shifting child, but I didn’t think it was possible. Just a myth. Werewolves were the only shapeshifters I knew of. My disbelief in his dragon warrior dream seemed to have gravely offended him, and I didn’t want to upset him again. Instead, I wanted to comfort him. Why would I want to do that? He was the enemy. I opted to be nice. My sassy attitude would get me nowhere with him.

“I like the ceiling painting,” I offered.

“Thank you. It’s very nice, isn’t it?”

“Do you have a name?” I abruptly stopped before I insulted him again.

“Dante.”

I waited for him to ask my name. He studied the table instead.

“I’m Elana.”

“Elana.” He repeated my name slowly and carefully as if it was a foreign word he didn’t want to forget.

“Your name is very unique.” A few compliments couldn’t hurt. “What does Dante mean?”

“I’ve never thought to look it up. I don’t know.”

I watched as he drew a few curves and lines along the table, absent-mindedly tracing something. “If my memory serves me right, I think Dante means protector.”

He grunted.

Knowing I’d probably upset him again if I said it too loud, I mumbled under my breath as I attempted to process the realization. “Dante, the demon protector. Wasn’t that an oxymoron?”

“No, it isn’t,” he answered. “You forget. I have excellent hearing too. You don’t have to insult me. What does your name mean?”

I threw the second knife flew and watched as it slammed into the wooden table, a few inches from his hands.

He didn’t flinch one inch.

“Freedom,” I announced as I swiftly bent over to retrieve another knife lying on the bed.

“Well that’s good. Freedom for Elana. I like that.” There was a trace of laughter in his voice. He paused for a moment before he continued. “I’m sure you do too.” A few more moments of silence passed, then finally he said, “I know this is highly unorthodox, and you’re in an extremely frightening situation. But before we go any further, I want to put your mind at ease. I’m not interested in harming you. I know you are a werewolf and probably of great importance to your people. I’m going to try to get you out of here, but you’re going to have to trust me. It’s as simple as that. Do you think you can do that?” He yanked the knife from the table and with an ironically tender touch, he bent the blade into a slight arch, disabling it so it couldn’t be used for another but holding a bunch of grapes or large orange. I swallowed hard so my mouth wouldn’t fall open. This demon could kill me in an instant.

Suddenly a vision from my wolf state hit me. I recognized his voice. I’ll help you get out of here, but you’ve got to trust me. I closed my eyes and relived the moment again. Over and over again, that voice. A ripple of awareness surged through me. His voice was the same as the man who had come to me to console me in my agitated wolf state. It was deep, almost sensual, yet tranquil and protective. This demon before me had calmed me. “The wolf chant. That was you?”

“Yes.”

“What did you say?”

He paused for a moment, digging his long nail into the wood of the table.  “You were very upset.”

“What did you say?”

“That’s not really important, is it?”

“I insist,” I replied with my polite tone I used when I wanted it to be known I expected to get what I sought.

He chuckled.  His laugh was low and throaty.  “I’ve seen pomp and circumstance from my father.  You don’t have to take that tone with me.  There is no need for us to be enemies.”

I attempted to soften my insistence.  “I’m sorry.  Please then.”

“Don’t apologize.  Let’s keep this on a level playing field.  I’ll treat you as an equal, and you treat me as one.  Okay?”

His confidence was infectious.  He didn’t have the disposition of a demon at all.  My aunt had said they were horrible creatures with no feeling, no remorse, and no compassion for others.

“Fair enough,” I whispered, only realizing a second later that I had not fully enunciated the words.  Clearly this young man had not kidnapped me so why was I in his presence?  Did he know who had kidnapped me?  Maybe he could lead me to the person?  Equals?  Why would he say we were equals?  My father, the Werewolf King, certainly didn’t think like that.  Dante’s words and actions of kindness and hospitality thoroughly confused me.  As a sign of good faith, I placed the weapons down before me on the bed, noticing in passing the letter ‘D’ carved into the blade of each knife.

“A beauty like no other.  So beautiful.  Calm yourself.  Calm yourself, my sweet.  I’m not going to let anyone hurt you.”

“I’m sorry?  What did you say?”

Dante repeated his words for my benefit.  “A beauty like no other.  So beautiful.  Calm yourself.  Calm yourself, my sweet.  I’m not going to let anyone hurt you.”

No demon would know how to practice Wolfen Magic,” I replied.  I observed his new nervousness.  His mood had shifted, and he refused to look at me as he continued to scratch at the table.

“I’m not a demon.  I’m a warrior.”  He glanced at the ceiling, looking again at the lighted design of the dragon.  “I thought we covered that?”  His tone was very gentle even though I saw the muscles in his jaw twitch a few times.

“Dante, the protector, it’s a pleasure to meet you.” I curtsied, trying to appear more of a lady than I felt as well as lighten the mood.

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Emily Meadows writes Paranormal Fantasy and Romance books for Young Adults. She’s an optimist, a movie buff, and a fan of the fang including everything from cats and dogs to vampires and werewolves.  Emily lives in Texas and spends her time between studying, writing, reading, and dreaming up her next adventure in the Moon Journals. Contact Emily – Facebook Twitter Tumblr

Credits:

Cover art by Ally Thomas.

Novel premise idea provided by Ally Thomas.