The Outside the VeilBoxed set, containing Rogue Dragon Rising, Sleeping Dragon Stirs, and Alpha Dragon Awakes is finally available for preorder!
Book 4 — Trusted Dragon’s Betrayal
While the first three books chronicle Jaxon and Amari’s journey about finding each other, Trusted Dragon’s Betrayal, the next in the series, will continue where Alpha Dragon Awakes left off by delving into the unanswered questions the first books didn’t answer.
Evil continues to spread Outside the Veil as loyalties are challenged, beliefs tested, and lives threatened. Who will fall and who will rise? And can the Hawke and Blackthorn nests weather the storm brewing on the horizon?
Trusted Dragon’s Betrayal has a tentative end of 2019 release date.
Rogue Dragon Rising, part one is currently FREEto celebrate the October 8th release of the sequel, Sleeping Dragon Stirs! I’m very excited to share this story of how love will always find a way, even when it’s least expected.
Yay! Sleeping Dragon Stirs, part two has a release date of October 8th, 2018! It’s also available for pre‐order at the major e‐retailers.
Amari stared beyond the hulking body blocking the entrance. The sky had lightened to a deep purple. Although Jaxon’s eyes remained closed, she knew the obstacle in front of her only feigned sleep. Despite her sudden bout of claustrophobia, her toes curled in anticipation. She would love to play with this dragon.
She crawled forward until she reached him and hiked a leg over his waist, only she lost her balance and landed heavy on his stomach. Intent on swinging her other leg over, she planted her hands on his chest, but Jaxon grabbed her thighs and she sucked in a startled breath.
Her surprise wasn’t due to embarrassment or fear. No, those emotional responses were too rational for her. Instead, the spattering of hair in the V of his shirt elicited her reaction. If she unfastened just six little buttons, she could follow that enticing path to its point of origin. A devious smile lit her lips, for she liked blazing new trails.
She shifted to get off, but Jaxon’s grip tightened.
“You sure you want to go, mon est draco?” Jaxon asked in a rumbling tone. “Why don’t you come down here and tell me about your dream.”
Yes! Tell him. “No, no,” she insisted, not sure who she hoped to convince, especially since her hand had bunched a swath of Jaxon’s shirt, and didn’t seem inclined to let go.
“Come here,” he encouraged. “Whisper it in my ear.”
I just love the covers for my Outside the Veil series! Dar at Wicked Smart Designs did a fantastic job. I hope you enjoy Lord Jaxon Blackthorn and Amari.
On a slightly different note, Rogue Dragon Rising is temporarily available on Net Galley for review. So, please get your copy if interested in reviewing.
Also, Rogue Dragon Rising is still available for pre‐order at $0.99.
Part two in the exciting epic fantasy romance serial trilogy, Rogue Dragon Rising.
As the day of her awakening nears, Amari Hawke struggles to control the beast inside her. Basking in the energy of the approaching Trinity moon, her animal’s strength has increased to the point it can control Amari’s mind and body. Fearing she is about to slip into madness, Amari is forced into a tough choice.
In a desperate attempt to save Amari and her beast, Jaxon Blackthorn encourages his cadre, the men in his trusted circle, to establish mental links with her, but when his plans fail and Amari’s animal exerts control, he must fight for the beautiful woman who is lost to her beast.
Together, can Amari and Jaxon’s developing bond for each other overcome the urges driving Amari’s animal as they also thwart an unseen enemy vying to keep them apart?
I’m very excited to reveal the cover for my new high‐fantasy dragon shifter romance, Rogue Dragon Rising. I hope to have a release date and more information soon, but until then, please enjoy a first glimpse of Jaxon Blackthorn.
Twenty‐three year old, Amari Hawke, is thrust into the world of two‐soul shifters when she is injured and kidnapped by trackers outside the veil, beyond the safety of her homeland. Unable to remember her past, she trusts no one and relies on instinct to survive. As her awakening approaches, the first time she will transition into her animal, she must evade rogue shifters trying to capture her.
Now free from the King’s Army, powerful dragon lord, Jaxon Blackthorn, seeks a peaceful life. Intent on building his lands into a viable plantation, away from war and bloodshed, he is reluctantly pulled back into the fight when he defends the mysterious shifter with no past against an unseen enemy.
As evil threatens to destroy the entire realm, can the battle‐hardened warrior and coming‐of‐age noblewoman accept their differences to forge an alliance that will ultimately unite the shifter nations?
I love writing. Ever since I was little, I’ve spent hours inside my head manipulating stories to the point I would write them down. I’m a seat‐of‐the‐pants writer, meaning I sit at the computer, stare at a blank page, and release my fingers to the keyboard. The blank page is my canvas. Instead of being intimidated by it, I find the white space beautiful because so much is hidden within that emptiness—dragons, vampires, Critons, new worlds to explore, battles to conquer, and most of all, love.
All my stories involve romance. Romance is the glue that holds my words together.
For years, I wrote stories then “shelved” them so to speak and moved onto the next one. Caller of Light was the first I showed to others, and to my surprise, got published! Since Caller was my first, I thought I’d discuss the main characters and how they originated.
Originally, my hero had the last name of Tremaine, but one morning, I realized King Marek Tremaine was boring and one dimensional. My attempts at reinventing him failed. Anything I created in my mind, didn’t work. I guess I was experiencing a form of writer’s block.
Since Carina didn’t have anyone to interact with, I couldn’t continue the story and set it aside to await inspiration. Two weeks passed, a few things happened, and for the first time, I decided to use something other than my imagination to create my characters. I chose a real person, Gerard Butler, to pose as Marek. Since I didn’t know anything about the guy, I did some research. Found out he’s Scottish! Not that being Scottish is bad; it’s just that if I was going to use him for Marek, the flavor of the book just changed. So, instead of Marek being a Tremaine, he became a Duncan. Instead of living in Trendalin, King Duncan lives in Stirrlan (a play on the Scottish Stirling Castle). He now carries a dirk instead of a dagger and a claymore (two‐handed great sword). You get the idea.
Carina McKay was much easier to define. From the beginning, she displayed a down to earth sensitivity that many might mistake for weakness, but in actuality, is strength and courage entwined around a steel spine. She’s the everyday, multi‐faceted woman capable of achieving great feats, not afraid to try, and willing to fight to protect those she loves. Even now, her complex, yet contradictory, simplistic character intrigues me.
I wrote Caller of Light in a sweeping, lyrical style that some people love, and some, not so much … but that’s okay. The new release of my paranormal vampire/cop story, Divergent Bloodline, is written in a more traditional style. Why the difference? I’m not sure. I guess that’s what I first saw when I sat down and released my mind and fingers to the blank page staring back at me.
.99 cent sale – Caller of Light is on sale for .99 cents at all major retailers until December 18th, the lowest price my publisher has ever offered it!
Half price sale AND Giveaway – The Wild Rose Press is offering the ebook version of my new vampire paranormal release, Divergent Bloodline, for half price from their website only until Saturday, December 12th.
I’m also hosting a giveaway on Goodreads for an autographed paperback of Divergent Bloodline. Easy to enter, and you might win! The giveaway ends Saturday, December, 19th, 2015.
You also have an opportunity to win a digital ebook of Divergent Bloodline in your choice of format from TomeTender.blogspot.com. The raffle ends on December 23rd so head on over to Tome Tender and enter!
One of the great things about Goodreads.com is the reviews. I’ve found some wonderful, passionate readers who write terrific reviews and because of their reviews, I read some incredible books. DRAGON BOUND is the result of such a review and I most likely wouldn’t have discovered the book otherwise. So, did DRAGON BOUND live up to my expectations? Well, let’s just say it’s one of my favorite books so far this year. Now, I know it’s only four months into 2014, but I read a lot so my statement says a lot.
If you love dragons, griffons, strong alpha males, and one funny, fantastic heroine then you won’t go wrong with DRAGON BOUND. But don’t just take my word for it, read the reviews!