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Cover Reveals and a New Release!
Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

It’s me! Seems like forever since I had a day I could visit my own blog. ūüôā And I come bearing news! I have two books from two exciting series that are up for pre-order now. And I have a brand new short story I can’t wait for you to sample.

I hope all is well with you. I’m working on a cold—stuffy nose, scratchy throat. Had to have been all that fresh air I got this weekend sitting at my table during the artists’ tour. Our weather turned the first day of the tour. On Thursday, temperatures hit just shy of 90 degrees. On Friday, we maybe got to 72 degrees. And the mornings this weekend were cold! I had to bring an afghan for my daughter and me¬†to huddle under. Turn out wasn’t great, so I’m going to have tons of new pieces to post to the Etsy store—when I get time. Ha!

Enjoy the sneak peeks! And what do you think of the covers? My sister, Elle James, did every one of them.

Next in Uncharted SEALs

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After losing her partner and lover in a shootout, New Orleans police officer Aislin Dupree is tormented by memories of the past and the day she lost Marc LeBrun. At her darkest hour, she discovers that Marc had planned a romantic getaway on a Caribbean island before his death . All expenses paid. She decides to take the trip, hoping the island getaway will help her come to terms with her sorrow. Instead, she meets a man, a friend of Marc’s from his past when he served as a Navy SEAL.

Sam Blalock is like Marc in so many ways that he makes her ache for what she once had. Strong, rugged Sam is her rock, holding her when she breaks, encouraging her to move on, because he knows about the pain of loss and the horror of violence all too well. She soon finds her waking hours consumed by Sam while she roams her dreams in search of Marc. As the time approaches for her to go home, she’s afraid to let go of the connection she’s found, and she fears she might be holding onto Sam for all the wrong reasons while she imagines another reality where dreams do come true.

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Next in the Night Fall Series

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After the death of one of the members of the super-secret police unit aligned with the Vampire Council in southern Florida, werewolf Max Weir becomes the chief suspect. Sure a greater villain has used a were-clan’s hatred of vamps to strike against the unit, Max travels to the mountains of North Carolina to seek the truth and hopefully renew the centuries-old truce between the weres and vampires.

Alec Weir has a problem on his hands. The new sheriff on Dark Mountain must walk a fine line between upholding were-clan laws and saving his vamp-loving brother from certain death. Alec must find the traitor in the clan responsible for the attack on the vampires or watch his brother die. If that wasn’t enough, his chosen mate, Stasia McGwyre, seems to still hold a candle for Max.

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Brand New Release!

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A Viking jarl tricked into marrying a shieldmaiden sets out to tame his fiery bride…

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Excerpt:
“That creature is a Jarl’s daughter?” Left unsaid in Lothar’s wide gaze¬†was the fact she would also beTorvald’s wife.
Given the sight that beheld their eyes,Torvald might have felt it¬†unfair to chastise his companion, but he couldn’t overlook the disrespect. So¬†he jerked his elbow backward and up, neatly breaking Lothar’s nose. While the¬†man groaned and bent at the waist to keep the blood streaming toward the rushes¬†covering the rough dirt floor,Torvald stepped deeper into the taproom.

The brawl was well underway. His bride seemed to have things well in hand. Something that might have amused him in his younger days, but he had a position to uphold and ambitions beyond his own jarldom. Bringing back such a wife to his holdings could prove a hindrance to his plans.
Not that she wasn’t a handsome woman. Beneath the dirt on her cheeks and¬†the blood smeared on her chin, her face was nicely formed and her eyes a direct¬†and chilling blue. Her hair was such a pale shade as to be nearly white, and so¬†thick it escaped her braids to fly about her back and buttocks like a wild¬†mare’s mane. And she had surprising strength and stamina in her tall robust¬†frame, which admittedly intrigued him.
As he watched, she turned sideways, gripped the edge of a table, and¬†flipped over it, planting her feet in the center of a large, brutish man’s¬†belly to topple him. The man went down with a roar then kicked out his feet,¬†pulling himself to stand in a single, astonishingly graceful motion.
His bride glanced up the big man’s frame then planted both fists on her¬†hips in a fearless stance. “I tipped a bull once. He thrashed a bit, but didn’t¬†get back to his feet nearly as quickly as you.”Her words were brusque but admiring, and her expression gave away her¬†cheeky lack of contrition.The red-headed brute glanced down at her, nostrils flaring, his cheeks¬†so flushed Torvald feared he’d pop a vein–and then suddenly, he tossed back his¬†head and laughed.The sound was large and loud inside the small, ale-saturated room. He¬†clamped his arm around the woman’s shoulders and turned her toward the bar.¬†“Mead for the lady,” he roared.The brawl ended in an instant. Laughter and loud claps to shoulders¬†filled the room.

Lothar sidled up beside Torvald, a cloth pressed to his nose as he¬†stared through bruised and swelling eyes. “Will you break something else if I¬†say she’s not exactly the woman Hagar promised?”

Torvald blew out a breath and nodded. “It can’t be the same woman. A¬†sister, perhaps.”

Hagar, the chieftain of the neighboring jarldom, had promised a girl so fair roses blushed in dismay. A woman as slender as a reed, as graceful as a soaring falcon, with hair as dark as midnight, skin as pale as snow.

This harridan’s tall angular frame and blonde hair were the exact¬†opposite of what he’d been promised, and her ruddy complexion was berry brown¬†from exposure to the sun and weather.

“Is it a trick to save his treasure for a higher bidder for the beauty’s¬†hand? This one’s more skjaldm√¶r–shieldmaiden–than bride.”

“I don’t know, but this…” Torvald said, pointing toward the sturdy¬†figure dressed in a man’s breeches and kyrtill wasn’t an acceptable trade. “This will never do.” No matter that she¬†appeared strong and would likely birth warriors full-grown. She’d never stand¬†up to the scrutiny a future queen would face.

Taking a deep breath, he indicated to Lothar to watch the door and¬†strode toward the woman who’d raised a full horn of mead and drank it like¬†water. He tapped her shoulder.

Her gaze swung toward him, a scowl digging a crease between her cold blue eyes.

‚ÄúAre you Solveig, Hagar‚Äôs daughter?‚ÄĚ

She set down her empty horn with a thump. ‚ÄúAnd who is asking?‚ÄĚ

‚ÄúTorvald Haroldson. I have come for you.‚ÄĚ

2 comments to “Cover Reveals and a New Release!”

  1. Sharon Chalk
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    · October 20th, 2015 at 8:39 pm · Link

    even though its only 33 pages and Ill finish it in 15 minutes,I just had to buy the viking story cause Im hooked on the Series The Vikings on the History channel but it won’t be back on till January so this looks like it will keep my mood in the right plus, and I had to preorder Nightfall on Dark Mountain as I have the first 3 stories read all ready and love the series.Im a fan what can I say lol



  2. ButtonsMom2003
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    · October 20th, 2015 at 10:43 pm · Link

    I can’t wait to read the new books. The Viking story is HOT! Love the covers and your sister! I got to meet her recently and had so much fun; she’s a sweetie.