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Monday, December 24, 2012

It's Finally Available

Guess what releases today!
 
(I love this cover! This is so Gwen and Colby.)
 
 

Once she catches her prey, God help him.

Almost a year ago Gwen had met her mate in the fury of battle. Like most shifters, they knew upon contact. Unlike others, Colby hadn’t stuck around to bond. Never one to surrender, Gwen had left her pack to find out exactly what sent him running. Hopping from country to country, she chased him until she lost his scent.

Not willing to return home with her tail between her legs, she takes a job guarding the newest member of the Nosferatu clan in New York City where she discovers fresh traces of her mate. Hope returns and she takes up the hunt once more.

A slayer’s job is never done and Colby is hunting the vampire who kidnapped a member of his team, but every turn he takes keeps leading him back to the one person he’s been trying to avoid. Gwen.

 I'm not doing a blog tour with this book. It's just too busy with the holiday season so I'm running three contests this week.  You'll have three chances to win. I will pick one from each of these.

1. Leave a comment on my blog with your e-mail address
2. Comment on my Facebook fanpage on Hunting Colby release announcement (I'll message the winner)
3. Tweet a comment with the hashtag #HuntingColby (I'll @ tweet the winner)

Happy Holidays everyone.


Friday, December 14, 2012

Mistletoe Madness Blog Hop



Welcome to my Mistletoe party. Here is your bouquet.



Here's some bubbly.



Remember, what happens at my Mistletoe party stays at my party. ;-)   The other guests have arrived. Please introduce yourself and use your bouquet. Watch out they have their own as well...









HUNTING COLBY
Book 2.5 of The Angler series

 


Blurb:


Once she catches her prey, God help him.

Almost a year ago Gwen had met her mate in the fury of battle. Like most shifters, they knew upon contact. Unlike others, Colby hadn’t stuck around to bond. Never one to surrender, Gwen had left her pack to find out exactly what sent him running. Hopping from country to country, she chased him until she lost his scent.

Not willing to return home with her tail between her legs, she takes a job guarding the newest member of the Nosferatu clan in New York City where she discovers fresh traces of her mate. Hope returns and she takes up the hunt once more.

A slayer’s job is never done and Colby is hunting the vampire who kidnapped a member of his team, but every turn he takes keeps leading him back to the one person he’s been trying to avoid. Gwen.


CONTEST:

Everyone wins an ecopy of BAIT book one of The Angler series. Available for free at all retailers.
Amazon
Nook


ALSO  leave a comment (maybe who you kissed) and someone will win a copy of Hunting Colby.





To Enter For Grand Prize or Find List Hop Link click HERE

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Coming Soon!

Releasing this month!! Stay tuned for when...
 
 
 
 

Once she catches her prey, God help him.

Almost a year ago Gwen had met her mate in the fury of battle. Like most shifters, they knew upon contact. Unlike others, Colby hadn’t stuck around to bond. Never one to surrender, Gwen had left her pack to find out exactly what sent him running. Hopping from country to country, she chased him until she lost his scent.
Not willing to return home with her tail between her legs, she takes a job guarding the newest member of the Nosferatu clan in New York City where she discovers fresh traces of her mate. Hope returns and she takes up the hunt once more.
A slayer’s job is never done and Colby is hunting the vampire who kidnapped a member of his team, but every turn he takes keeps leading him back to the one person he’s been trying to avoid. Gwen.
 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Angler Series has a New Look



Since I've decided to continue the Angler series with four more books, it called for an over haul of the covers so they'd be uniform.

I love the new look! The models are perfect. *happy sigh*

I can't wait to see what they do with Gwen's book.





Saturday, November 10, 2012

Cuban Red Beans

This is one of my favorite recipes.

It involves pickled pork, which isn't easy to find in the US. So if you're like me living in a rural redneck state where pizza is a food group, you'll have to make your own. It's not hard.

Pickled Pork

2 cups water
1 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup kosher salt
6 cloves garlic
2 tbs sugar
2 tbs mustard seed
2 tbs hot sauce
1 tbs celery seed
1 bay leaf
1/4 tsp whole black pepper
8 oz of ice
1 1/2 lb of cubed pork

Combine all ingredients except ice and pork in a pot. Bring to boil on high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 3 mins. Remove from heat and add ice. Place pork in a 1 gallon zip top bag and add cooled pickling juice. Seal bag and toss in fridge for 3 days. Stir once in a while. Use within 2 weeks.


Cuban Red Beans

2 tbs vegetable oil
1 medium onion
2 medium green bell peppers
3 stalks of celery
2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
5 cloves of garlic
12 oz of pickled pork --> see recipe above
3 bay leaves
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp hot sauce
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 quarts of water
1 pound of dry kidney beans (I like pinto myself)

Place oil and chopped vegetables in a big pot over med-high heat. Add salt and pepper. Cook until onions are transparent. (6-8 mins) Add garlic, pickled pork, bay leaves, thyme, hot sauce, cayenne pepper, water, and beans. Cook, stir frequently until it boils. (6-8 mins) Decrease heat to a steady simmer. Cover and cook 1 1/2 hours, stirring every 30 mins. Uncover and continue to cook on high heat for 30-40mins until beans are tender and sauce is thick. If you prefer a creamer texture mash some of the beans.

I like this over white rice.


Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A Member of The Council By Lynn Cahoon


A rogue hunter, a clueless witch and a mission to save an unknowing world.

Parris McCall, owner of the dive bar, The Alibi, has finally constructed a life where her little quirks don’t show or matter to anyone. As for her grandmother's warnings that she’s different, well, she'll cross that bridge if she comes to it. But when Ty walks into her bar, both lives are instantly changed.

Ty Wallace loves his life. How could he not? He’s a powerful human lawyer by day and the Magic Council's rogue witch hunter by night. But after he agrees to substitute on his secretary’s dart team, all hell breaks loose. Now Ty has to help Parris admit who she is before her long-lost relatives kill her.

A Lyrical Press Paranormal Romance


















Excerpt –

“Sally knows how to recruit a substitute.” Parris looked in his brown eyes, juggling her darts. “You’ve never played befor
Ty shot her a smile designed to melt the coldest of hearts. Yes, he knew what he was doing all right. At least in the flirting department. Parris’ knees felt weak looking at him.

“I swear. I’ve never played league before. Beginners luck.” Ty motioned to the dart machine. “You ready or you want to throw a few practice darts?”

Parris’ eyes narrowed. Ha. He’d said he’d never played league before, not ever played before. Sally had brought in a ringer. Confident, she shook her head. “I’m ready to get this over.”

“Pretty sure of yourself aren’t you?” Ty tilted his head to the side, watching her reaction.

“You don’t have to be cocky when you’re good.”

“And you think you’re good?” Ty pressed. “A natural?”

She frowned, her face crinkling. “I have a lot of free time on my hands here when there’s nothing to do except practice.”

Another couple hours and Ty Wallace would be out of her sight, her bar, and her life. She wished erasing him from her thoughts and dreams would be as easy.

Available at: http://www.lyricalpress.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3_31&products_id=567&zenid=ee26fuiuhtn58c3adt8meij1m3

Or Amazon/BN

Find out more about Lynn at: www.lynncahoon.wordpress.com

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Me and Twitter


I'm hosting the Carina Press (@carinapress) twitter account this week.

I hope to discuss Being Human, Dr. Who, Lost Girl, American Pickers, Pawn shops, and more.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Awkward



I was waiting in an elevator. The doors opened as a woman walked pass wearing tight jeans. Across the entrance was a young man and I caught him checking her ass out. I smiled to myself thinking, "yeah, dream on buddy."  Then he caught me catching him.

Awkward...

All this happened in a split second. The elevator doors closed and all our days continued yet I'm still giggling about it.


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Sins of the Undead Patriot by a.c. Mason

Here's a perfect read for the Halloween season and an electorial year! 
 
Discover new Lyrical titles on the first Monday of every month
All new books are 50% off the first week of each month


To save the President, Vaihan must trust the woman who betrayed him.

Vaihan Louchian, Ancient Zombie and Special Advisor to the President, dabbles in contracts for Homeland Security in Washington DC, the only remaining demilitarized zone. His latest mission: to seduce delectable Leera Waltz so he can take down her boyfriend Rowley, leader of the anti-zombie terrorist movement. Vaihan and the President work the Bill of Undead Rights through the Senate, but terrorist attacks rise. The futures of the living and undead are in jeopardy, and Ms. Waltz is not all she seems. Vaihan can’t help being more interested in rescuing her than in his assignment. Any human female who’s willing to put up with the complications of lovemaking with him and his bouts of OCD is worth the hassle.

Vaihan is powerful, intelligent and kind. So not what Leera expected of an undead. When she’s forced to betray Vaihan, she knows he will never understand. She must return to Rowley, and slips deeper into the city’s dark underworld. Then Vaihan’s suspected in an assassination attempt against the President, and Leera has to find the courage to do what’s right and save him, or lose not only Vaihan and the leader of the free world, but her heart and soul.

WARNING: Questionable sexual situations that will disturb some readers, such as abuse, bondage and drug use. Graphic violence and sex, including taboo play. M/F. M/F/M. M/M. And the sexiest undead civil servant you’ll ever meet.




Excerpt:

“Leera.” Vaihan breathed out her name.

She darted a look at him, eyes shimmering with tears. Wind tossed her curls in all directions. What a horrid feeling indeed, to be trapped among the living when all you wanted to be was dead. Once, he too had longed for the cycle to end, but not anymore. Not in a long time.

“Don’t come over here. My mascara has made a mess of my face.” She bent toward the side mirror of the silver SUV, her plump bottom pushed out.

“It’s going to take a lot more than smudged makeup to do that.” He cocked his head to admire the seam between her thighs. “You’re gorgeous.”

The corner of her mouth twitched upward. “You are some kind of smooth talker.” She lifted upright then spun toward him.

Admittedly, he stood too close but he itched to touch her again.

When she attempted to step back, he scooped his arm behind her, resting his fingers against the bare skin of her open-backed gown.

A breath hitched at her lips. As her heart rate accelerated, her eyes widened with fear.

“Not so fast.” He steadied her. “I’m not going to hurt you.”

She wrapped her hands around the upper part of her body, creating a barrier. Goose bumps covered her exposed arms.

He unfastened the buttons of his jacket, slipped off the garment and then rested it on her shoulders.

“You don’t have to.” Her gazed traveled from his neck to where two buttons were undone on his dress shirt.

Did she like what she saw? For now, he’d content himself with not finding disgust in her eyes. As her dark gaze rose, it met his, and her body relaxed. A run of black makeup was smeared beneath her eyes. He pressed his thumb to her skin, wiping away tears and mascara.

She reached for his hand, then pressed his flesh to hers. “You’re so hot.”

“I’ll have you know, I’m not just good looks.” He let his hand rest in the small of her back.

“I meant your skin.”

“Of course you did. I’m undead. My appearance is usually a cause for fear.” Most of his kind paid for human female companionship. He’d never needed to. Zombies had their own underground scene. Lavish nightclubs, where humans offered themselves up blindfolded, tied up and bound to the wall or ceiling in exchange for a taste of poison. These places provided a safe environment where the undead could feast on the living in a number of ways.

Not his cup of tea.

“Hmm.” She angled her head. “Given the lines of your brow, nose and lips with the structure of your jaw, I’d say you’re easy on the eyes.”

In mere moments of knowing him, she’d been able to see him as more than his scary exterior.

“Undead of my persuasion have a body temperature that is about six degrees hotter than humans.” With his index finger, he tucked a rogue curl behind her ear.

“Guess that’s why I’m not chilly anymore.” She met his stare.

“Here I thought the change was your attraction to me.” He smiled.

Born from the union of her Scottish and Belgian mother and an African American and Cherokee father, a.c.Mason’s youth was filled with dichotomies and moving from place to place. She developed a curiosity to explore through writing the seedy side of our nature and desires. Given her own diverse background, she writes stories that represent the world she grew up in. She is fluent in French and English. For the past nine years of her life, she has worked with one foot in the past spanning from 18th century, the Bering Strait theory to modern day and now late Victorian and WWII. Her stories are the place where darkness meets human desire and fairytales endings are not promised but earned. She’s a founding member of The Cultural, Interracial, and Multicultural Special Interest Chapter of Romance Writers of America.

If you’d like to learn more about a.c. Mason go to www.acmason.com.

 

Sunday, September 30, 2012

TIme Suck Apps





You know what I mean by time suck apps. Those games you download onto your phone or tablettes. I bet you recognize the one above. Yep, Bejeweled Blitz is my new addiction.

 
I started to play Angry Birds, but my kids took over my game. I only recently got control of it again and am starting all over again.
 
 

 
Cut the Rope is another one that my kids have taken over. I still haven't gotten control back. Isn't this guy the cutest! He makes the best noises and pouty face when you don't feed him candy.
 
 

 
Tiny Towers has my oldest son busy controlling other peoples lives. At least he has stopped trying to control mine for now.
 
 
Last but not least, is Pitfall where I practice my finger eye coordination and fail miserably.
 
 
Do you have a time suck to share?

Monday, September 17, 2012

Starved for Love


It's here. It's here!

Starved for Love is now available.

If you liked Connie Bence from the Angler series then you'll love Pia Blyton. This is a fun, hot, romantic read. To celebrate I'll be giving away copies all week long. The locations will be posted HERE starting today!



After almost dying of starvation to remain faithful to a mortal lover, succubus Pia Blyton now shields her heart by feeding solely on men she won't fall for. The only trick is, to create energy to survive, she must achieve orgasm. At least that rules out bad sex with her three lovers. Too bad she's a sucker for falling in love.

When her demon lover doesn't arrive for their arranged rendezvous, Pia is forced to ask her vampire lover to step in before her energy becomes dangerously low. In return he demands a favor and Pia finds herself in the hotel suite of the mysterious Valerio Hunan, who seduces her with a devastating kiss. Too late Pia learns he's an incubus who wants to lure her into marriage—a marriage without love.

As an incubus used to bedding a variety of succubi, Val doesn't understand Pia's yearning for love. He needs a succubus wife to provide him with a steady source of energy. But he wants Pia for the passion and renewed interest in life she makes him feel. Can Pia convince Val that sex isn't just for survival and love is for more than the weak?

 
Excerpt



 


 


 

Annie Nicholas

www.annienicholas.com

www.annienicholas.blogspot.com

 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Pia and Sin

Welcome to the over 18 Blog Hop! 

Next week, on the 17th, my succubus story Starved for Love releases from Carina Press. Who can resist a heart broken succubus that can't be faithful even when she'd love to?



After almost dying of starvation to remain faithful to a mortal lover, succubus Pia Blyton now shields her heart by feeding solely on men she won't fall for. The only trick is, to create energy to survive, she must achieve orgasm. At least that rules out bad sex with her three lovers. Too bad she's a sucker for falling in love.


When her demon lover doesn't arrive for their arranged rendezvous, Pia is forced to ask her vampire lover to step in before her energy becomes dangerously low. In return he demands a favor and Pia finds herself in the hotel suite of the mysterious Valerio Hunan, who seduces her with a devastating kiss. Too late Pia learns he's an incubus who wants to lure her into marriage—a marriage without love.

As an incubus used to bedding a variety of succubi, Val doesn't understand Pia's yearning for love. He needs a succubus wife to provide him with a steady source of energy. But he wants Pia for the passion and renewed interest in life she makes him feel. Can Pia convince Val that sex isn't just for survival and love is for more than the weak?

 
 

Pia  (heroine and main character)


Sin (her vampire lover but not the hero. No NO. Never him.)


Excerpt:  (I promise you won't be disappointed)

I waited for Rat to twist his key in the elevator so it would travel into the secured areas below us. The doors slid open and I jumped inside. “Try not to take too long. He has appointments to keep.” With those lovely instructions, Rat keyed the doors closed and I descended into Sin’s world.


Shaking the excess water from my hair, I tried to poof some life back into my signature curls. They sagged on my forehead. Sighing at my reflection, I hung my head. Nothing was sadder than a disheveled, horny succubus.

The doors slid open and a large pair of bare feet stepped into my view. A finger slipped under my chin and raised my gaze. Zur-Sin, ancient vampire warrior, stared at me with his stern dark eyes. Dressed in only a pair of black silk pajama bottoms, he looked good enough to eat. He brushed the curls from my face and frowned. “You have much to learn about the art of seduction.”

“I dressed up last time I was here. I get panicky when things don’t go my way on day threes.”

“It’s not all about appearance, Pia. You’re beautiful even when left out in the rain.” He bent and placed a gentle kiss on my lips. Sin’s touch always struck a spark—even on my off days he could lure me to his bed. “Grace and tact would be appreciated at times. You can’t barge into my nest making demands. It makes me seem weak.”

“I’m sorry.” I leaned against his solid chest. His pale skin still retained the warmth of his last feed. I didn’t ask about his latest conquest. We had a business deal signed in blood. He gave me an orgasm every nine days and I fed him with my blood. No strings attached. I think I came out on top of that deal because Sin could be a generous lover when in the right mood. And I had learned how to guide him into those moods.

He placed a kiss to the top of my head. “Next time call. I have a human secretary, remember? She’d have made quieter arrangements.”

“She hates me.” I squirmed, pressing my thighs together to help relieve the growing demands between them.

Sin sighed and led me into his apartment, through the living room, past his office and into the bedroom where he sat on the edge of his king-sized bed. He plucked a remote off the mattress and turned on some slow jazz. Leaning back onto his elbows, he ran his gaze over me. “Undress.”

I knew this game. It was his favorite. The command was a comfort, something familiar in a day filled with anxiety, since my scheduled suitor had abandoned me. I had watched the sun move across the sky, feeling my need grow. Unbuttoning my raincoat, I tossed it to the floor. I listened to the music and allowed the beat to pace my movements. Shirt, jeans and socks came off slow and easy. Each stroke of my hand over my skin intensified my yearning. All the while he watched, his eyes caressing my curves, so intent it made me ache.

I unclasped the front of my bra and stalked toward the edge of the bed. The straps slid from my shoulders and down my arms, releasing my breasts. Cool air brushed over my wet skin and sent a shiver through my limbs.

“You’re cold.” He offered me his hand. I climbed in his warm bed. Lying next to him, I ran my hand through his short, sunny-blond hair. “What would I do without you?”

He chuckled. “Save those words for your other suitors.” Trailing a sharp fingernail over my breastbone, he drew a path to my belly button and teased the small ring pierced there. “What will you give me in exchange for tonight?”

I blinked and tilted my head to see his face better. “What I always pay, my blood.”

He shook his head. “I already fed and the price went up.”

“Sin.”

“Zur-Sin.” His dark gaze pinned me to the spot. Sometimes I forgot how old he truly was. The young-looking man lying next to me wasn’t from my generation and could be crueler than Lucifer when he wanted to be.

I swallowed the cold lump of fear in my throat. “What do you want?”

Bending over my nipple, he circled it with the tip of his tongue.

I groaned and arched toward his devilish mouth, unable to control my traitorous body.

Every three terrible days, I had to have an orgasm. My body wouldn’t stop until I did or I died. The more the need grew, the less control I had, until I was humping some poor schmuck in an alley. May that never, ever, happen again.

“A business rival of mine is in town. Valerio Hunan. I hear rumors he’s thinking of staying. I need to know if he is and what his plans are.” He blew over the wet spot he’d created. It sent a sharp pang of desire straight to my core. “You can practice your grace and tact on him and then tell me what I want to know.” He rolled on top of me, pinning my hands to the bed.

“I’m terrible at espionage. Ask my father.” I writhed under Sin. Not because I wanted escape, but to rub against his fine muscled body. The vampire was built to kill.

He settled between my willing thighs and rocked. “Time to grow up, Pia.”

“You’re such a tease.” I flung my head back in frustration. “Fine. Sex first.”

He chuckled, dark and deep; the sound made my soul tremble. “Of course.” With his sharp nail, he scratched the inside of my wrist.

I twisted to look at our hands. “What are you doing?”

“This pact has to be sealed in blood.” He did the same to his wrist—

“Wait…”

—and pressed our wounds together.

“Shit, Sin.” I yanked my hand away. “You can be such an ass.” If I broke a deal sealed in blood, he’d never help me again. I hated to admit it but Sin was my go-to guy for almost everything.

“You didn’t think I’ve obtained my position on charm and good looks?” He leaned toward his bedside table and buzzed his intercom.

“Yes, Master?”

“Reschedule my appointments. I’ll be busy for the rest of the night.” He flipped it off, knelt between my legs and, with practiced ease, slithered out of his bottoms. Trailing his fingers over my damp panties, he finally smiled, exposing his deadly fangs. “Let’s make sure you’re well fed.”

I wanted to kick him in the balls but the last time I tried such a dumbass move he’d spanked me. Hard. I couldn’t sit for a week.

Hooking a finger under my panties, he dragged them off my hips until I lay bare under him. “Where should we start this time?” He nipped at my collarbone as he ran his hands along my torso and hips.

“Sin.” His name dragged out of my throat. In a flash of desire my anger went poof. I’d find it tomorrow, tossed behind the bone-melting satisfaction he’d leave me in, and probably be too exhausted to care.

He swept his fingers between my folds. “Always so wet for me, Pia.” With familiar aim, he pinched my clit, rolling it between his fingertips.

“Oh shit.” I thrust my hips, raising them off the mattress. No matter what, I’d always be putty in his hands. A toy, a tool in a moment of his long existence, and I never doubted that he would outlive us all.

Guiding my legs over his shoulders, he bent me in half as he pressed the tip of his cock against my entrance. “Say it.”

I bit the bottom of my lip as I met his gaze.

Rocking his hips, he cock teased, driving just inside of me, then withdrawing. “I can do this all night.”

I knew he could—the bastard had done it before. He’d left me a quivering mass by morning. Sometimes I hated him. He’d make me say it.

He continued to stroke me in all the right places until I panted, the need so strong I thought it would burn me from the inside out.

“Please.”

“Please, what?”

“Master,” I cried out. As soon as the word left my lips, he plunged inside of me to the hilt.

Hard and fast, he pumped with my ankles around his neck. Like everything Sin did, he pushed with power and confidence.

I met every stroke, squeezed him with my secret muscles and felt every inch of his length. My need loved the energy he helped create.

It was dark and potent, curling inside my belly, then lashing out in a burst of adrenaline. What we created together carried an edge to it like suicidally hot wings. I loved their spiciness, but they were cruel to me, just like him. Nothing would keep me from ordering them, though. Sin was my zesty suitor, setting all my succubus taste buds on fire.

My body had the capacity to create energy from sex, but my partners each added a mysterious element of themselves that helped sate my need. That’s why masturbation didn’t work. I needed that pinch of sexual oomph from a lover to make my motor roar.

Each thrust brought me closer to the edge until I finally stepped off, crying his name until I was hoarse. Heat swelled in my abdomen as his seed spilled into me. The warmth spread as my body generated the added nourishment I needed to survive. Millions of years of evolution, descended from demons, and yet we were still parasites, living off other species, slaves to their sexual desires so we could survive.

Sin released his hold and rolled off me.

Groping for my purse on the floor by the bed, I searched inside for a glass vial. The cork popped off easily and I pressed the edge against my lips. A slow spill of blue energy poured inside until the bottle filled, then I capped it.

Sin watched with mild interest. “Do your sisters still feed your father as well?”

“Yes.” I set the vial in my purse. An incubus could only feed from a succubus and most incubi kept a harem of wives. But our mothers couldn’t support our father’s growing needs. The stronger the incubus, the more he fed, and my dad co-ruled a city. He should be shopping for a new wife, but oddly for our people, he loved our mothers so much he feared breaking the delicate balance they enjoyed.

Fidelity didn’t fit in our lifestyle. Since my sisters and I were old enough to feed, we decided to do our part by placing a small portion of our feeds in vials. This was only a patch, not a solution. Governing the charm, a group of succubi and incubi, in Lake City took power, but our supplemental feedings sustained him for now.

“That’s sweet.” Sin’s tone didn’t reflect his words.

“What is up your ass tonight?” I picked up my panties only to have him swipe them from my hand.

“You need to find more suitors. The three you have aren’t enough.” He yanked me back into his arms.

“I’ve learned my lesson. I promise to never barge into here again.” I turned away and faced the wall. “That’s not the point, Pia. You have to embrace your nature. Your sisters don’t have suitors. They—”

“Fuck around. I get it. I should be a slut.”

He rested his forehead against my shoulder. “What if I wasn’t here today? What if you had to make do with Rat?”

I closed my eyes, trying not to picture that image. “I don’t know.”

“You need backup. Would a mortal once in a while be so bad?”

“Did my father ask you to have this talk with me?”

He laughed and it sounded easier and lighter than before. “No, but contrary to popular belief, I do care about what happens to you.” He pressed a kiss against the back of my neck, his hand tracking toward my breast. “Think about it.”

I rolled onto my back and wrapped my arms around his neck. “I think you owe me a night of pleasure, Master.” I knew Sin cared but his brand of fuzzies stung.

He opened the drawer by the bed. “Let’s see what kind of toys I left in here.”

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If you liked Connie in the Angler series, you'll love Pia. :D


Leave a comment and a way for me to contact you to enter in the contest for an ebook copy of Starved for Love.


Monday, August 6, 2012

Sigma Blog Tour Schedule

It's release day. Yay!!!


All week and few days next week, I'll be touring the internet discussing my ideas of shifter culture, geeks, and love. At each stop I'll be giving away a copy of Sigma. :D


Aug.6             http://www.paranormalhaven.com/2012/08/guest-post-and-giveaway-from-author.html

Aug.7             http://herebemagic.blogspot.ca/

Aug.8            http://book-whisperer.blogspot.ca/2012/08/guest-post-with-annie-nicholas.html

Aug.9             http://myfoolishwisdom.blogspot.ca/

Aug.10           http://ahhhhhromance.blogspot.com/

Aug.13           http://fang-tasticbooks.blogspot.ca/

Aug.15           www.paranormalromantics.blogspot.com

Aug.17           http://rrahnovelthoughts.com/





Monday, July 30, 2012

Starved for Love



Releasing Sept. 17, 2012

After almost dying of starvation to remain faithful to a mortal lover, succubus Pia Blyton now shields her heart by feeding solely on men she won't fall for. The only trick is, to create energy to survive, she must achieve orgasm. At least that rules out bad sex with her three lovers. Too bad she's a sucker for falling in love.


When her demon lover doesn't arrive for their arranged rendezvous, Pia is forced to ask her vampire lover to step in before her energy becomes dangerously low. In return he demands a favor and Pia finds herself in the hotel suite of the mysterious Valerio Hunan, who seduces her with a devastating kiss. Too late Pia learns he's an incubus who wants to lure her into marriage—a marriage without love.

As an incubus used to bedding a variety of succubi, Val doesn't understand Pia's yearning for love. He needs a succubus wife to provide him with a steady source of energy. But he wants Pia for the passion and renewed interest in life she makes him feel. Can Pia convince Val that sex isn't just for survival and love is for more than the weak?

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Excerpt:

Sex and love should come in the same package, but for a succubus, that meant trouble. Sex equaled food and fidelity couldn’t be part of the equation. Humans couldn’t eat the same thing every meal and stay healthy, and neither could we.


I thumped on the steel door of an industrial garage. Most people didn’t know the largest vampire nest in the Northeast was contained in an underground facility below this building. I kept up my third round of pounding. I knew the vampires were in there. The sun had just set. Someone needed to drag his lazy butt out of bed to answer the door. “I’m not going away!” Security cameras and microphones monitored the place 24/7. The jerks knew I was here.

I needed to feed, and to do that, I needed to get laid. Like all succubi, I survived on the energy created in my body during an orgasm. I couldn’t even stay alive on bad sex. Finding attractive, skilled partners wasn’t a problem in Lake City, but I was a sucker for falling in love. I couldn’t handle the guilt of a one-night stand, and if I tried to live off one male forever, I’d starve, which my instincts wouldn’t allow. I’d tried it once and would never allow myself to go down that road again.

Neither would my parents.

Rain plastered my short curls to my head. Normally, they stuck straight out, the different shades of autumn leaves. I’d be lucky if my suitor didn’t slam the door in my face at the sight of my drenched appearance. But I needed him in a bad way.

I added a kick to my knocking. “It’s Pia, d Live bait made all the difference, pretty much a no-brainer. If the prey hungered, it was best to use someone like me.

Damn it. And it’s raining. Let me in.”

The door finally opened. “The Master’s not expecting you for another seven days.”

I pushed past Rat, one of Zur-Sin’s minions, and huddled in the antechamber. “I know. Tell him I have a problem.”

“What trouble are you in now, Pia?” Sin’s voice carried over an intercom by the door leading into the vampire lair. Pressing the talk button, I stood on tiptoe to speak in the microphone. “John left a note pinned to my door. He left town last night.” I hoped he was okay. Being a low-level demon bites. Someone was always on his ass.

“So?”

“He’s my suitor for today.” I glanced at Rat, who chuckled. “Shut up.”

“Go see Cooper.”

“Cooper’s on a hunting trip with the pack. Won’t be back for another three days when it’s his turn.”

“I can oblige.” Rat stroked a hand down my back.

His touch sent a wave of desire through my body, but I wasn’t so far gone yet that I’d jump anything with a dick. “Fuck off.” I shoved him away. At least, I tried to. Beauty was a succubus power, not muscle. “We made a deal, Sin.”

“Every nine days. You were just here three days ago.”

“Yeah, do the math, genius. Today’s day three in my cycle. You want me to do Rat instead? I’m out of options.” I crossed my arms and glared at the vampire lackey. I’d eat my own arm before touching him but Sin didn’t have to know that.

“Bring her down, Ratan.”

Rat’s fanged grin faded. “Yes, Master.” He unlocked the door and opened it for me like a gentleman. “Whores first.”

I pulled my jacket tighter around me and fought the shivers. Half-drowned, my need burned inside my body, the hunger for flesh rubbing on flesh setting my skin to oversensitive. If Sin didn’t take me to his bed then I’d have to find some stranger to screw. Nausea rolled in my stomach. I never should have been born a succubus. To my parent’s shame and concern, I wasn’t amoral enough.

They monitored my every meal. How much worse could my life get when my father interviewed potential lovers for me? For crying out loud, what happened with Pierre was history and they needed to let go of the past. I did. Tried…

Racing down the stairs and across the sub-basement, I strode by other vampires, all of them part of Zur-Sin’s nest. He controlled Lake City at night and my father had it during the day. That’s how I met Sin. My father hooked me up two years ago to keep me from starving. Twenty-five years old and I still lived with my parents. All four of them.

Most mortals wouldn’t understand my dad being interested in my sex life, but he worried and stressed about my lack of lovers to feed upon since I was so picky. I had three now. That should be more than enough if they would just cooperate.

I waited for Rat to twist his key in the elevator so it would travel into the secured areas below us. The doors slid open and I jumped inside. “Try not to take too long. He has appointments to keep.” With those lovely instructions, Rat keyed the doors closed and I descended into Sin’s world.

Shaking the excess water from my hair, I tried to poof some life back into my signature curls. They sagged on my forehead. Sighing at my reflection, I hung my head. Nothing was sadder than a disheveled, horny succubus.

The doors slid open and a large pair of bare feet stepped into my view. A finger slipped under my chin and raised my gaze. Zur-Sin, ancient vampire warrior, stared at me with his stern dark eyes. Dressed in only a pair of black silk pajama bottoms, he looked good enough to eat. He brushed the curls from my face and frowned. “You have much to learn about the art of seduction.”

“I dressed up last time I was here. I get panicky when things don’t go my way on day threes.”

“It’s not all about appearance, Pia. You’re beautiful even when left out in the rain.” He bent and placed a gentle kiss on my lips. Sin’s touch always struck a spark—even on my off days he could lure me to his bed. “Grace and tact would be appreciated at times. You can’t barge into my nest making demands. It makes me seem weak.”

“I’m sorry.” I leaned against his solid chest. His pale skin still retained the warmth of his last feed. I didn’t ask about his latest conquest. We had a business deal signed in blood. He gave me an orgasm every nine days and I fed him with my blood. No strings attached. I think I came out on top of that deal because Sin could be a generous lover when in the right mood. And I had learned how to guide him into those moods.

He placed a kiss to the top of my head. “Next time call. I have a human secretary, remember? She’d have made quieter arrangements.”

“She hates me.” I squirmed, pressing my thighs together to help relieve the growing demands between them.

Sin sighed and led me into his apartment, through the living room, past his office and into the bedroom where he sat on the edge of his king-sized bed. He plucked a remote off the mattress and turned on some slow jazz. Leaning back onto his elbows, he ran his gaze over me. “Undress.”



Tuesday, July 24, 2012

And the Winners Are...

For privacy sake I'm posting only intials because some people don't like their real names posted on the internet. If you've won, you'll be recieving an e-mail.


Inez Kelly's Turn it Up: Y

Hailey Edwards' Askare series:  J

Keri Ford: JUL

Babette James: E

Stacey Kennedy: M

Surprise Bag for Saturday: ParanormalFan
Angler Surprise Bag: LL

Vanguards' Surprise Bag:  L

Pia's Surprise Bag:  TD

Monday, July 23, 2012

Recovering from the Fun

All contests are now closed and I am going through the answers today.

Winners will be announced as soon as I get my shit together. :D

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Vanguards Baking Birthday Cake

The Vanguards series is what I dub 'my nerdy werewolves.'

The Omegas was the very first book I had published, where I introduced the main memebers of the small pack. As the years have gone by the pack has grown in number and taken over Chicago as their territory. They dropped by earlier with cake!



They can't resist joke. (ever) :p

Want a piece?



This series will always have a special place in my heart since I cut my publishing teeth on them.


The 5th installment, Sigma, will be releasing on August 6th.


To defend and protect, at any cost.

Sam is Sigma of his pack, defender of the innocent and frail. Too bad the one time it mattered most, though the urge to guard the weak runs strong in his shifter blood, he failed to protect his best friend from an attack. Just when his self-confidence can't go any lower, he becomes entangled in a vampire skirmish and is left with an injured female in his arms.

Vampire accountant for Pal Robi, Inc., Clementine can't believe her master would ask her to commit corporate espionage. She’s shot when discovered, but a shifter comes to her rescue. It's as if he's made of her fantasies, and in the few hours with him she lives more than the decades she's spent among her clan.


Hiding with him on the streets of Chicago, in the midst of fighting together to stay alive, can a petite vampire break through her hero’s jaded heart?

WARNING: Hot dominating sex, an action packed evening, and a first date gone all to hell.


Question: What does Sam have to dig out of Clementine's back?

Answer: http://annienicholas.webs.com/sigmaexcerpt.htm

send it to me at annienicholas at ymail dot com

Prize: Big Surprise Bag of nifty stuff.

The Angler Pampering the Birthday Girl

If you haven't read my novel Bait from The Angler series, guess what, it's free! LOL You can download it at all venues like Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, or from my website http://www.annienicholas.com/






Vampires, exotic locations, action, action, action. That's how this series rolls. Bait was the very first book I ever completed but the second book I sold.  It will now be releasing in Audio book form Aug 20th. Here's a sneak peek

Catch is the 2nd book in this series and continues Connie Bence's adventures.





Rurik sent me a lovely flower arrangement.



How did he know calla lillies were my favorite?


Connie, the sweet heart, added my favorite snacks to the delivery.



And Tane,



well... he said he'd bring his by later tonight.


Question: What language does Rurik speak to Connie besides English?

Answer: http://annienicholas.webs.com/excerptforbait.htm

Send answer to annienicholas at ymail dot com

Prize: Big Surprise Bag of Heavy Stuff


Pia Spoiling Me Rotten

Every once in a while a story will grip an author and ride them hard. This was my wild stallion. It all started with a documentary about octupi. Next thing I knew a story concept developed and I'd created a complicated society of succubi and incubi. Three weeks later I'd finished my first draft. For anyone who knows me, that's light speed for me. I ususally need three months to finish a draft. I'm not sure I ever slept.

I LOVE this book and I hope everyone else will too! It's releasing Sept. 17.



After almost dying of starvation to remain faithful to a mortal lover, succubus Pia Blyton now shields her heart by feeding solely on men she won't fall for. The only trick is, to create energy to survive, she must achieve orgasm. At least that rules out bad sex with her three lovers. Too bad she's a sucker for falling in love.
When her demon lover doesn't arrive for their arranged rendezvous, Pia is forced to ask her vampire lover to step in before her energy becomes dangerously low. In return he demands a favor and Pia finds herself in the hotel suite of the mysterious Valerio Hunan, who seduces her with a devastating kiss. Too late Pia learns he's an incubus who wants to lure her into marriage—a marriage without love.
As an incubus used to bedding a variety of succubi, Val doesn't understand Pia's yearning for love. He needs a succubus wife to provide him with a steady source of energy. But he wants Pia for the passion and renewed interest in life she makes him feel. Can Pia convince Val that sex isn't just for survival and love is for more than the weak?


Pia is such a fiesty succubus and looks a good party. I'm sure she's circulated the room already and I hope she hasn't stolen anyone love interest away. She really tries hard not to do that. Note to self, send Pia home before Tane gets here.

At least she brought some friends along to share...








Question: What is Valerio Hunan's assitant's name?

Answer: http://annienicholas.webs.com/starvedforloveexcerpt.htm

Send answer to annienicholas at ymail dot com

Prize: Big Surprise Bag of Dirty Tricks




Saturday, July 21, 2012

Birthday Bash Event!

I have a full weekend of fun planned for my milestone birthday!

I'm turning 40 and never looking back.




Today, I will posting a few blog posts (so scroll up and down to make sure you see them all) on books that are not mine. LOL

These are all my writer friends (critique partners and beta readers) and I love their stories. I had them come up with a question about the book with a link to where you can find the answer. I made sure it wasn't to hard to find. ;)

Send the answer to me at annienicholas at ymail dot com

All those with the right answers will be placed in a drawing for the prize of the specific blog post, which will be listed with the question.

ALSO, all of today's commentor will be placed in a big drawing for the SURPRISE BAG, which will consist of print and ebooks. (swag, candy, and other stuff I can cram in the box too.)



Come back tomorrow when I'll be giving away 3 more SURPRISE BAGS!

I'll post the winners on Monday!

Stacey Kennedy Causing Trouble


Ghosts harass and annoy Tess to save their souls. Sometimes she helps them. Other times she ignores them. But one ghost will give her no choice. Kipp, a former cop with the Memphis Police Department, will stop at nothing to gain her help, including using his ghostly charms to seduce her.



Tess must help solve the five-year-old cold case of Hannah Reid’s disappearance, because solving the case will save Kipp. But a bigger problem presents itself. Tess is falling in love with a ghost. Now she must decide. Keep Kipp forever, or find the killer.


Question: What paranormal creature is the hero in the book?

Answer:  http://www.staceykennedy.com/supernaturally-kissed/
Send answer to annienicholas at ymail dot com

Prize:  an ebook copy of Supernaturally Kissed






Hailey Edwards in the House


Steal the salt. Bind the grimoire. Escape the male.


Daughters of Askara, Book 3

When an exchange of stolen goods in the Feriana marketplace turns sour, Isabeau stumbles from the encounter bruised and laden with new orders to complete an even larger heist. With her child’s life at stake, there’s no room for error—or allies.



Armed with a lethal book of spells, she strikes a dangerous bargain with Roland Bernhard. Steal a shipment of salt from the Feriana colony, and she’ll have her freedom—and her daughter. It’s all she’s ever wanted. At least it was…until she runs into Dillon Preston.



Dillon is out of commission after a mine explosion, and itching for a distraction. He gets it when the female who saved his leg arrives at the colony with nothing but flimsy excuses and even flimsier attire. She’s after something, but is it him—or the salt?



Trapped in a desperate bid to gain true freedom, Isabeau is willing to sacrifice her life for her daughter’s, but Dillon has other plans. He wants a package deal, and he’s not willing to lose either female, even if it means the future king of Sere’s head will roll.

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Product Warnings

This title contains a heroine desperate to save her daughter and a hero determined to make them a family. It also includes wings, horns and other assorted appendages.
 
 
 
Question: Where does this book take place?


Send answer to annienicholas at ymail dot com

Prize:   All three books of this series!








Babette James Breaking and Entering





What's a girl to do when her summer lover wants forever? Haunted by dark memories of her parents' volatile marriage, artist Kay Browning keeps her heart locked behind a free-spirit facade and contents herself with the comfortable affair she has every summer with easygoing photographer Nate Quinn. The only trouble with her plan? This summer Nate's come to Lake Mohave to claim the lover he can't let go. He's done with the endless traveling and settling for temporary homes and temporary loves. Kay's always been more than just a vacation fling, and now he must convince this woman, who sees love as a course to certain heartbreak, to take that leap of faith and learn how safe love with the right man can be.



Question: What did Kay tell herself she needed to practice?



Answer:  http://babettejames.com/books/clear-as-day/  Scroll to the bottom for excerpt
 
send answer to annienicholas at ymail dot com
 
Prize: small surprise bag
 







Keri Ford Doing a Double Take.


You do for family, no matter what. Lane Iverson knows that better than anyone. Harboring a secret about his mother’s death, Lane is counting the days until he finishes helping his brothers with some work and can head back to his hiding hole hours away. As long as he doesn’t have to face his three brothers every day, the guilt is easier to carry.

There is only one thing that can risk his plan. All of five foot tall, with these deep eyes and a voice that shudders through him. The completely addicting, Gretchen Jones. She’s been watching him the entire time he’s been in town. With courage from her friends behind her, she confronts what she wants. To her surprise, that’s the easy part. Keeping her heart protected when she knows he’ll be leaving? Not so easy, but her only choice.


Question: At the end of Chapter One, Gretchen walks out with something on the back of her skirt. What is it?



Answer:  http://keriford.com/books/the-roughnecks/#ride



send to annienicholas at ymail dot com

Prize: Small surprise bag.

Inez Kelley Kicking Ass

Dr. Bastian Talbot and self-proclaimed sex goddess Charlie Pierce heat up the air waves with their flirty banter as radio hosts Dr. Hot and the Honeypot. Off the air, they're best friends...but Bastian wants to be so much more. He wants Charlie—in bed, and forever.

Problem is, Charlie doesn't do commitment. Sure, she's had X-rated fantasies of Bastian, but he was always just a friend—until he impulsively proposes and unleashes the lust they've been denying for years. Charlie's willing to explore where their wild chemistry leads, but she won't marry him. And he won't have sex with her until she accepts his proposal, despite her seductive schemes.

What are Dr. Hot and the Honeypot to do? Ask their listeners for advice on how to tame a sex kitten and turn a perfect gentleman into a shameless lover. The Race to Wed or Bed is on...who will turn up on top?



85,000 words



Question... what cartoon Icon does Bastian think Charlie resembles?
 
Answer:   Click the Excerpt button on this page. http://ebooks.carinapress.com/2A8262BC-F440-4C3C-9D74-2524A0C16145/10/134/en/ContentDetails.htm?ID=E1E0E469-61C0-4A5E-B24C-D3A81FE5F967


 
Email answer to annienicholas at ymail dot com
 
PRIZE:   An ebook copy of Turn it Up!
 
 
 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Get Ready For My Birthday Bash!



Every year I through myself a birthday party and give away presents! This year I turn 40.

WOOHOO!!

This year I've invited my friends over to play a game with us.

Come join the fun.

Also this year I decided to giveaway surprise bags, which contain all kinds of goodies from paper books to ebooks, chococlates to gift ceritficates.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

BAIT in Audio!!

Coming from Brick Shop Audio in August 2012. Listen to Kitty Bang narrate Connie Bence's experience as vampire bait in the dark streets of Budapest.

Here's a trailer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vZNbUAjVGvk


 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Sexy Summer Solstice Blog Hop



Welcome to the Sexy Summer Solstice Blog Hop! The Grand Prize give away for this hop is a Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight. Happy Hopping and enjoy the surfing lesson I set up for you.



Surfs up, dude! Come join the fun on the beach and get wet.


Grab a board. Here comes your instructor. Be nice, he's a little shy.


This must be a classmate. He looks friendly. Don't bite him.


Once you've master the art of surfing...


You can towel off.

Maybe help him too.



There's a small cave around the corner he wants to show you.


Uh, I'll leave you alone now.


Have a fun summer.







To defend and protect, at any cost.
Sam is Sigma of his pack, defender of the innocent and frail. Too bad the one time it mattered most, though the urge to guard the weak runs strong in his shifter blood, he failed to protect his best friend from an attack. Just when his self-confidence can't go any lower, he becomes entangled in a vampire skirmish and is left with an injured female in his arms.

Vampire accountant for Pal Robi, Inc., Clementine can't believe her master would ask her to commit corporate espionage. She’s shot when discovered, but a shifter comes to her rescue. It's as if he's made of her fantasies, and in the few hours with him she lives more than the decades she's spent among her clan.

Hiding with him on the streets of Chicago, in the midst of fighting together to stay alive, can a petite vampire break through her hero’s jaded heart?

WARNING: Hot dominating sex, an action packed evening, and a first date gone all to hell.

If you fell of the blog hop bus just click the banner.

Mark your calendars for the weekend of July 21st!
I'm having a birthday bash and giving away lots of prizes!