Tuesday, November 12, 2013

New Release: Mr. Red Riding Hoode

Look what's out today!


Poconos Pack Book 2
ISBN: 978-1-61921-614-3
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: NOVELLA
Release Date: 11/12/2013

The better to make you mine, my dear…

When it came down to saving his best friend Ben’s relationship, Steven Hoode didn’t hesitate to trade his Florida timeshare for a month at Red Wolf Lodge. Cold weather isn’t his favorite thing, but hot snow bunnies are, so he plans to make the most of his vacation.

Good karma kicks in when he sees a pretty brunette chatting with the lodge owner. All thoughts of nuptials and nookie take a back seat to the heat that flares between them.

When Graciela “Chela” Mendoza catches sight of the gorgeous man shivering in a red-hooded parka, she realizes why he makes her heart beat faster. He’s her mate. The problem? Steven has no idea his friends are Wolves.

Chela plans to break it to him gently, but when he accidently witnesses the whole Pack shifting, things get a bit…hairy. He bolts, locking himself in his cabin and refusing to listen, even to Ben.

Unless she can get him to see that Wolves are people, too, Chela will lose her mate faster than she can say woof.

Warning: This book contains explicit sex, graphic language, a man packing some nice goodies and a she-Wolf all ready to gobble them up.


Ben took a step back from the blonde with the huge green eyes and pouty, Cupid’s-bow lips. “Hi, Belle.”

“Don’t hi me, you traitor.” The blonde stopped in front of them with a vacuous smile. Her head tilted to the side, sending waves of blonde curls over her shoulder. God, she really was like a miniature Barbie doll, complete with the rack and teeny waist. In the sweetest, most inane tone he’d ever heard, Belle asked, “Where’s Rick?”

Ben gulped, squaring his shoulders as if he were facing a firing squad rather than the world’s most fuckable doll. If Steve hadn’t known better, he’d have sworn the guy was ready to run for his life. “I refuse to answer on the grounds that I might be eviscerated.”

Belle’s perfectly shaped brows rose slowly. “Ben?”

“Yes?”

Steve looked sharply at his friend. Was his voice actually shaking?

She smiled sweetly. “Who are you more afraid of?”

Ben actually paled. “Rick and Dave are in the solarium.”

Belle patted Ben’s arm. “There. That wasn’t so bad, was it?”

Ben whimpered.

The woman’s expression transformed from blonde bimbo to friendly and animated. The green eyes that turned on Steve were sharp, assessing. This woman was no bimbo, no matter what role she played. “Who’s your friend?”

Ben jolted. “Belle, this is Steven Hoode. Steve, this is Rick’s wife, Belle.”

Steve picked up Belle’s hand and kissed the back of it. “Charmed.”

Belle laughed, the sound low and wicked. “Oh, you’re a bad boy, aren’t you?”

Steve grinned. He’d never try and steal Rick’s girl, but God, she was a pretty one. Too bad Rick had gotten to her first. “Trust me, I’m a very good boy.”

She pulled her hand gently from his. “You’re going to be trouble.”

“Yup.”

Ben shook his head. “At least he’s honest about it.”

“Belle!”

Belle turned her head at the sound of her name. “Shit. Chela. I’m in trouble.” She waved airily, but her gazed remained on whoever had spoken. “Later, guys.”

Steve blinked. There was someone scarier than the woman who’d just terrorized Ben into throwing his boyfriend under the bus? This woman he had to meet. He glanced over to where Belle was headed to see…

He swallowed hard.

Whoa.

And he’d thought Belle was good-looking.

Little Steve uncurled from its fetal position to wave hello at the pretty brunette motioning Belle over. Dark, rich hair, the color of really good coffee, was pulled back into a ponytail, the tip of which brushed her shoulder blades. He couldn’t see what color her eyes were, but he was willing to bet they’d be the same rich brown as her hair. Her skin tone was warm, bronzed even in winter. Full, red-tinted lips were quirked up in a smile as she shook her head at the petite blonde headed her way. She was about the same height as Belle, her curves not as obvious, but there was something about her that drew his gaze.

“Here.”

Steve blinked at the tissue Ben held out. “What’s this for?”

“Your drool.”

Steve rolled his eyes, but he took the tissue. His nose was starting to run from the cold outside. “Who’s that?”

Ben crossed his arms over his chest as Steve blew his nose. “Graciela Mendoza, aka SeƱorita Lobito.”

“Graciela.” It was a name as pretty as its owner. He got a good look at her pert backside as she turned away with Belle, heading for the fireplace. Man, that woman filled out a pair of jeans like no one he’d ever seen before. That was Little Miss Wolf? “Tell me about her.”

Ben shook his head. “Steve.”

He put his arm around Ben’s shoulder. “Dude. You owe me.” He shivered from the cold as another group of skiers walked through the huge glass doors. “You so owe me.”

“She’s like a sister to me.”

“And you’re like a brother to me.”

Ben closed his eyes. “That just makes this wrong on so many levels.”

Steve chuckled, but his attention was still mostly on Graciela. The woman was waving her arms around as she talked to Belle, her expressions full of animation, her body moving to a beat only she could hear. He wanted that animation, that passion, turned in his direction.

He bet she’d be wild in bed.

“Are you listening to me?”

A quick glance in their direction proved him right. She did have dark eyes. “Nope.”

“Shit.”

“Aw, c’mon, Ben. Don’t you trust me with your sister?”

The look on Ben’s face was priceless. It was worth freezing his balls off just to see that.

Monday, November 11, 2013

WINNER: Mr. Red Riding Hoode

There's a winner for Mr. Red Riding Hoode! It's...


FAYE M!

Congratulations, Faye, and enjoy your book!


The next contest will be held in December for a signed print copy of The Hob, and again in January for an electronic ARC of Bear Naked!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Take What You Can Get

Things have been pretty hectic in la casa di Bell recently, which is why I haven't posted in so long. So I'm going to nail some highlights and get back to keeping my kids out of their Halloween candy.

If it was up to them, they'd eat nothing but Hersheys bars and Laffy Taffy for the next week. I have to guard the trick-or-treat bags like solid gold bars in Fort Knox.


So, first up: I'm almost done Of Shadows and Ash (Maggie's Grove 3). I think it's turning out well. I had a little issue in the middle of the book where I had to rearrange the scenes I'd planned on, but it wound up working much better when I did. I hope to turn it in to Carina Press some time early next month.

I'll be working on my M/M/F book, Not Broken, as soon as I'm done Shadows. I've already started on it a little bit, but Shadows has taken all my attention and I haven't written much. I hope to turn it in to Samhain in early January at the latest.

Also, I've completed edits (I hope) on Bear Naked! I think you all will like it. I'm not going to give anything away, but there are a few plot twists I think will surprise some of you. Hehehehe....




In other news, I've been experiencing some...problems with my back, so I've been taking it easy on the weekends. And by taking it easy, I mean sitting on a heating pad and playing video games until my own stench drives even the dog to hold her nose and back away from me.




Briefly? Assassin's Creed 1 bored me with its repetativeness, and now I'm afraid to try the others. Anna surprised me with its complex storyline, but be aware there's no combat. It's more an interactive novel/puzzle game. The Stanley Parable amused me, and Dark frustrated the crap out of me with its lack of a quick save feature and lack of weapons other than my vampiric abilities. I mean, why can't I have a gun like every other stinking person in the game? And who heard of a bad-ass vampire that can't JUMP? I know I'm white, but please! I can't friggin' jump over a TWO FOOT FENCE? I can't even STEP OVER IT? And no ability to climb anything? Pfft. That's no vampire, that's a first level mage with an iron deficiency and delusions of grandeur.

Ahem.

All right. Maybe it annoyed me more than I thought.

Add in the fact that we might be moving, and Dana has been one very busy lady this month. With both Dusty and I working from home now we've found that, even with the renovations, the current house just isn't working for us. We both need office space seperate from the family areas, and while we've managed to do that for him with the spare bedroom that used to be a library, I'm stuck in the family room, working on the coffee table. Not an ideal situation for me.

So...we're looking, hoping, maybe buying in the near future. Cross your fingers for us.

So that's it! Please remember, Mr. Red Riding Hoode comes out on the 12th, so I'll announce the winner of the contest for an electronic ARC on the morning of the 11th.

Favorite Quotes

"I had the right to remain silent, but I didn't have the ability." Ron White

"So let me get this straight. You want me to kill the little guys, kill the big guys, crowd control those I can't, buff the team, debuff the boss, keep myself alive, AND keep you alive, all while waving a stick and dressed in a towel?" - Anonymous Role Playing Gamer

"I think that statue over there is a statement on modern life. The statement is, "Well, shit." - Varric, Dragon Age II

"Why is it all claws and guns? Can't we piss off a fuzzy planet? Still dangerous, but hey. Bunnies." - Joker, Mass Effect

"Last night, I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and thought to myself, "Where the heck is the ceiling?" - Dilbert


"Aim at the high mark and you will hit it. No, not the first time, not the second time and maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting for only practice will make you perfect. Finally you'll hit the bull's-eye of success." - Annie Oakley

"It is only when you fall that you learn whether you can fly." - Flemeth, aka The Witch of the Wilds, Dragon Age 2

"The very existence of flamethrowers proves that sometime, somewhere, someone said to themselves, 'You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.'” - George Carlin

"I hear there's a wild bridge tournament down the street. And you know Bridge. It's a lot like sex. If you don't have a great partner, you'd better have a good hand." Barry Weiss, Storage Wars

"You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe." - Marcus Cole, Babylon 5, "A Late Delivery From Avalon"

"I aim to misbehave." - Capt. Malcolm Reynolds

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." - Albert Einstein

“If you think you can or think you cannot, you are correct.” - Henry Ford