Tuesday, September 02, 2014

My Older Ellora's Cave Titles now Cheaper!

ELLORA'S CAVE has reduced their prices on many of their older books. You can now buy many of my older series at reduced prices!

Love vampires? Check out my Dalakis Passion series. You can now buy HARKER'S JOURNEY, Book 1, for only $2.22.



BLURB: Harker's Journey


Johanna Harker's life changed drastically on her eighteenth birthday—she received a copy of Bram Stoker's Dracula, discovered her fascination with vampires, and experienced her first of many hot, erotic dreams featuring a tall, dark and mysterious man. For the next thirteen years, on the full moon, Johanna's dream lover appeared. Sometimes his lovemaking was playful and tender, other times passionate and raw.

When no flesh-and-blood man can compete with her dream lover, Johanna puts all her energy into her job and studying vampires. Then she is sent to the fabled Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania to meet her company's largest client, the mysterious and demanding Cristofor Dalakis.

Cristofor, the enigmatic and formidable patriarch of the Dalakis family, plans to use his every skill to seduce and possess Johanna. But Cristofor is harboring a dark family secret that will challenge all that Johanna has known and believed.



Is menage a trois more your style? Be sure to check out CHRISTINA'S TAPESTRY, book 1, for only $2.60.



BLURB: Christina's Taptestry


Christina Beaumont impulsively buys an expensive tapestry that she sees in a shop window, having no idea how that one action will change her life. The magical tapestry not only transports her to Javara, a world that resembles medieval Earth, but also into the arms of two massive warriors who both want to claim her.

Jarek and Marc, Brothers of the House of Garen, are elated to discover the tapestry has delivered Christina to them. Women are scarce in their world, so the men of a family must compete for the right to be her husband. But before she can choose, Christina first has to experience the lovemaking of both brothers, separately and together. Jarek and Marc use all their considerable sexual skills to pleasure her in ways she's never imagined.

But the tapestry also offers another choice. Christina could return to her own world. Jarek and Marc join forces to convince Christina to stay with them even as they fight a rival family for the right to keep her as their very own.




Monday, September 01, 2014

Welcome to September!


September Newsletter!

The September issue of Awakening Desires—the Newsletter of Romance Author N.J. Walters—is now available.

Be sure to check out all the latest news, contests and an excerpt.

As always, some lucky newsletter subscriber wins a prize. All you have to do to be eligible to win is go to Awakening Desires Newsletter and join. While you’re there, you can check out back issues of the newsletter.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Happy Labor Day

HAPPY LABOR DAY WEEKEND



It's the last "unofficial" weekend of summer. Hope you are all enjoying the Labor Day long weekend. 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Laurie Roma's August Symposium ~ Naughty Girl

This month Laurie Roma asked her friends and fellow authors to give everyone a little inside look at what their favorite type of heroines are and why. Read on and find out what we all had to say!




Weekend Book Club--The Hot Zone by Jayne Castle

This week I read THE HOT ZONE by Jayne Castle. This is part of her futuristic series where dust bunnies and alien ruins abound. I love the way this author brings together two wounded misfits and helps them find love with one another, all while solving a mystery. I'm a huge Jayne Ann Krentz/Jayne Castle/Amanda Quick fan so I highly recommend this book.




Blurb:

The world of Harmony has its wonders, one of them being Rainshadow Island.

Just beneath its surface, a maze of catacombs hides a dangerous secret…

Halloween—with its tricks and treats—is a dust bunny’s dream come true. Just ask Lyle, Sedona Snow’s faithful sidekick. But for Sedona, it’s a nightmare. Though her new job managing a small hotel and tavern on Rainshadow is helping her move on from her tragic past, a bizarre disaster down in the catacombs has brought a pack of rowdy ghost hunters to her inn.

And now, Sedona’s ex has arrived on the island, claiming he wants to get back together, just as a newcomer appears to have a strong interest in her. Cyrus Jones is the new Guild boss in town. He has his own agenda when it comes to Sedona, but even the best-laid plans are no match for the passion that springs up on Rainshadow…


What are you reading this week?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

50th Ellora's Cave Book Contest--Day 8




*GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED*


The winner of the Day 8 Giveaway is Fedora Chen. Congratulations. Please email me at njwalters22@yahoo.ca and let me know which one of my Quickies you'd like.


50th Ellora’s Cave Book Contest—Day 8

My 50th Ellora’s Cave book—Rescuing Rory—is being released on September 5th.  When my first book was released back in October 2004, I never imagined I’d reach this point. It’s time to celebrate!


Starting today, August 4th, I’ll be posting a contest on my BLOG each Monday and Thursday until September 4th.


Each day readers will be asked to share a link on their Facebook page or Twitter feed or whatever social media they prefer. Then just come back to the blog and leave a comment telling me where you shared it.


Each of the contest days will involve a different Ellora’s Cave series or grouping and I’ll be giving away 2 free Ebooks from whichever series or grouping is featured that day.


It’s that easy!


Day 8—Quickies


Today you’ll have the chance to win any EBook from Ellora’s Cave Quickies. (Two lucky winners!)

Just pick any one of the nine Quickies listed below, click on the link beneath it to go to either Ellora’s Cave or Amazon and then share that link on Facebook, Twitter or other social media of your choice.

Just come back and comment, telling me which book link you shared and where and you’re entered to win.

If you want to share more than one book, please feel free, but you only need to share one of them to be entered for a chance to win.


*You must be 18 years of age or older in order to be eligible to enter.*

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Sometimes you’re just in the mood for a Quickie—a satisfying read that you can get through quickly. Writing them is both challenging and fun. I want to give the reader a complete story while staying within the word limit.

I’ve written everything from contemporary, western, holiday, fantasy and historical. As a side note, three of the Quickies are actually a series about the Courage brothers, one of whom made a quick appearance in Unmasking Kelly.





DRAKON’S TREASURE

Eartha has spent the last five years as a slave. By day she labors in the fields and by night she is forced to share Hameon of Gradoc's bed. But Eartha bides her time and when an opportunity comes for her to escape, she flees. With Hameon's guards in pursuit, she ducks into a dark tavern. The only hope has of saving herself from being recaptured is to join the company of a man.

Arrik Varkas Drakon is more than just a man. He is a Drakon lord. Half-dragon, half-man, his kind usually ignores the affairs of men. But from the moment Eartha steps into the bar, she intrigues him. Once he sees her face, he knows he must have her.

Arrik sweeps Eartha away from the danger, but it follows them into the mountains. When Hameon and his forces come to take her back, they discover that, above all, a dragon always guards and keeps his treasure.

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UNMASKING KELLY

It's Halloween night and a masquerade party is in full swing at Brannigan's Pub where Kelly Allen works as a waitress. But Kelly is not working tonight. Instead, she has donned a saloon girl's costume and has set out to seduce the man of her dreams, Liam Brannigan. She's been in love with her boss almost from the first, and tonight, hiding behind her costume and mask, she can keep her identity a secret as she attempts to seduce him into one long, hot night of pleasure.

Liam Brannigan is enthralled with the lady behind the mask. Sensual and mysterious, she is every man's fantasy and he wants her from the moment she saunters up to the bar. But she is much more than just a one night stand. Liam is determined to remove her mask and claim the lady as his very own. Can he convince her to reveal her identity or will she walk out of the bar and his life forever?

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ANASTASIA’S STYLE



Anastasia Style, owner of Hassle-free Holidays, is having anything but a hassle-free Valentine's Day. Her normally reliable car has a flat and she has a delivery to make for a last minute, lucrative client. And if that wasn't enough to make a woman crazy, she still has to make it to her lawyer's office in time to sign her divorce papers.

She just has to set the stage for her client's romantic evening and then she's off to her lawyer's office to officially end her marriage to Mason Style. Except her client has other ideas about how Anastasia will be spending her evening, and he has no intention of ever letting her go.

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JESSAMYN’S CHRISTMAS GIFT

It's Christmas Eve and Jessamyn Parker waits by the fireside in her boyfriend's house. She expects him home any minute after being away for three months on business. Clad only in a slinky teddy and sprawled beneath the Christmas tree, she plans to surprise him. But instead of her boyfriend, a complete stranger surprises her.

Caleb Morgan is the new sheriff, and unbeknownst to her, he is also the new owner of the house. Jessamyn flees back to her own home, determined to forget not only her boyfriend's betrayal, but also the heated desire that Caleb has sparked within her.

While Jessamyn is shocked by his appearance, Caleb is enthralled by her. But Jessamyn has had more than enough of men. Now, one year later, it's Christmas time again, and Jessamyn is still swearing off men. But Caleb has other ideas. The only thing he wants for Christmas is the same thing he wanted last year and didn't quite get — Jessamyn Parker under his tree.

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LADY’S MINSTREL

Alicia was barely a bride before her husband Reys left on Crusade, and she has waited six years for any word on his whereabouts. Without a strong lord, the castle is in a precarious position and it is only a matter of time until the king orders her to remarry or tries to take the keep by force.

When a mysterious hooded minstrel shows up at the castle, the man’s furtive actions lead Alicia to believe he is a spy. She confronts him—and discovers he is no stranger. Reys is scarred emotionally and physically by his years in a foreign prison. Now both are left wondering if there is a future for them or if the love they once shared is gone forever.

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TEMPTING TORI

Standing in the barn, looking out over his ranch, J.T. Courage knows there is nowhere else on earth he’d rather be. He has his brothers, a successful horse business and a new home on the land that’s belonged to his family for generations. The only thing missing is someone to share it all with. And he has just the woman in mind.

Victoria Abrams is leaving the man she loves. She can no longer pretend he will one day see her as more than a friend or housekeeper. But J.T. is not about to let the sexy woman who has tempted him for months with her lush body and beautiful face slip away without a fight.

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LASSOING LARA

Companion to Tempting Tori and Tracking Talia

Brody Courage wakes up after a night out with his brothers and finds himself naked and tied to his bed with no idea how he’s gotten there. Just when he thinks he’s going to have to rip apart the headboard to get himself loose, he hears someone entering the house. He thinks it’s one of his brothers and calls out for help, but it’s Lara Jacobs, his childhood friend and neighbor.

He’s humiliated to have to ask her help and swears her to secrecy. She’s quiet and pale and leaves after releasing only one arm. When Brody finally gets himself out of bed, he finds a pair of red lace panties stuck near the footboard—a perfect match for the red bra he’d glimpsed Lara wearing when she bent over to untie him. It’s then his memories of the night before start to flood back. He spent one hell of a night in bed with his neighbor.

Now he wants another. One he can remember. But there’s the little problem of Lara avoiding him…

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TACKING TALIA

Companion to Tempting Tori and Lassoing Lara.

Marshall Courage is lucky to be alive after the last mission for the clandestine government agency he worked for went sour. He’s recovered from his life-threatening wounds and is living on the family ranch, but he’s never gotten over his fellow operative and lover, Talia Koslov.

It’s been eight long months since Talia’s seen Marshall and she’s missed him every single moment. Now all she has to do is convince him she didn’t willingly abandon him after he was injured. She wants forever, and is willing to do whatever it takes to convince him their love is real.

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DEBT OF HONOR



“One night in my bed.”

That’s what Derek Montague wants from Kaitlyn Jacobs in order to pay off the debt her younger brother owes. Now she has a choice to make.

Derek’s wanted the standoffish Kaitlyn for years. Using her brother’s debt as an excuse to get closer to her, he gives her one option if she wants to settle it—spend one night in his bed. He expects her to throw the offer back in his face but she agrees.

After one long, hot night of loving, Kaitlyn discovers everything is not what it seems. She’s not sure if Derek has made a fool of her or if this debt of honor could be something more.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

50th Ellora's Cave Book Contest--Day 7


50th Ellora’s Cave Book Contest—Day 7


My 50th Ellora’s Cave book—Rescuing Rory—is being released on September 5th.  When my first book was released back in October 2004, I never imagined I’d reach this point. It’s time to celebrate!


Starting today, August 4th, I’ll be posting a contest on my BLOG each Monday and Thursday until September 4th.


Each day readers will be asked to share a link on their Facebook page or Twitter feed or whatever social media they prefer. Then just come back to the blog and leave a comment telling me where you shared it.


Each of the contest days will involve a different Ellora’s Cave series or grouping and I’ll be giving away 2 free Ebooks from whichever series or grouping is featured that day.


It’s that easy!


Day 7—Anthologies


Today you’ll have the chance to win any EBook from any of my Ellora’s Cave anthologies. (Two lucky winners!)

Just pick any one of the four anthologies below, click on the link beneath it to go to either Ellora’s Cave or Amazon and then share that link on Facebook, Twitter or other social media of your choice.

Just come back and comment, telling me which book you shared and where and you’re entered to win.

If you want to share more than one book, please feel free, but you only need to share one of them to be entered for a chance to win.

*You must be 18 years of age or older in order to be eligible to enter.*

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It’s always fun to be a part of an anthology with authors I love and admire. I’ve been lucky enough to have my stories included alongside some of the best. Of all of them, A Love Eternal is my favorite anthology contribution. It was heartbreaking to write and I cried while I wrote it and each time I edited it.





A LOVE ETERNAL in the Ellora's Cavemen: Legendary Tails IV anthology.



Sitting alone on a bridge late one night, Genevieve Alexander laments her safe, boring life. But when she attracts the attention of a dangerous, mysterious stranger known only as Seth, her entire world changes. Accompanying him on his nocturnal journey through the dark streets and into the throbbing nightlife of the city, he introduces her to a world of sensual desires unlike anything she's ever experienced. But Seth has a terrifying secret. Will she be able to throw off the shackles of her past and accept the risks that come with being with this sexy, compelling man?

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SHADOWS STIR in the Ellora's Cavemen: Dreams of the Oasis IV anthology.



Warriors of the Shadow Realm are facing their own demise. The Shadow Lord sends one of his Ryders to protect a woman who might hold the key to their survival. Jo Harris is on a mission to find her missing sister when she encounters a mysterious stranger who becomes both protector and lover. But will their love be enough to save them both from the encroaching shadows?

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SUNSHINE FOR A VAMPIRE in the Ellora's Cavemen: Seasons of Seduction III anthology.


Sunshine DeMarco is a blonde-haired, blue-eyed vampire who just doesn't fit in with her own people. She doesn't really like the whole vampire lifestyle — the opulent surroundings and overindulgence in everything from food to drink to blood. But even she has family and social obligations.

While attending a party for a special European dignitary, she finds herself captivated by a tall, dark stranger. One sensual dance between them leads to a passionate tryst in the host's garden.


Reality intrudes and Sunshine flees, but she hasn't seen the last of her mystery lover.


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MOON MAGIC in the Ellora's Cavemen: Jewels of the Nile Volume IV anthology.

Meghan Flynn stands before an ancient stone well and wishes for a lover. The magic of the hot summer night surrounding her, she pleasures herself beneath the full moon. Watching from the shadows, Rory Shaunnessey is entranced. When Meghan returns the following night, he’s more than willing to be the lover she longs for.

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

50th Ellora's Cave Book Contest--Day 6




GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED


Winners of Day 6 of my contest are Melissa Grischkowsky and Tracy Lenz-Pessin. Please email me at njwalters22@yahoo.ca and let me know which book in the Shadow Ryder series you'd like and what format you'd like it in.


50th Ellora’s Cave Book Contest—Day 6

My 50th Ellora’s Cave book—Rescuing Rory—is being released on September 5th.  When my first book was released back in October 2004, I never imagined I’d reach this point. It’s time to celebrate!


Starting today, August 4th, I’ll be posting a contest on my BLOG each Monday and Thursday until September 4th.


Each day readers will be asked to share a link on their Facebook page or Twitter feed or whatever social media they prefer. Then just come back to the blog and leave a comment telling me where you shared it.


Each of the contest days will involve a different Ellora’s Cave series or grouping and I’ll be giving away 2 free Ebooks from whichever series or grouping is featured that day.


It’s that easy!


Day 6—Shadow Ryders


Today you’ll have the chance to win any EBook from the Shadow Ryders series. (Two lucky winners!)

Just pick any one of the three books in the series below, click on the link beneath it to go to either Ellora’s Cave or Amazon and then share that link on Facebook, Twitter or other social media of your choice.

Just come back and comment, telling me which book link you shared and where and you’re entered to win.

If you want to share more than one book, please feel free, but you only need to share one of them to be entered for a chance to win.

*You must be 18 years of age or older in order to be eligible to enter.*


The Shadow Ryders actually started out as a short story in the Dreams of the Oasis IV anthology. While I love the world I created, it’s one of my lesser known series. If you’re looking for a dark shapeshifter series, you might want to give them a try.






SHADOWS STIR

Warriors of the Shadow Realm are facing their own demise. The Shadow Lord sends one of his Ryders to protect a woman who might hold the key to their survival. Jo Harris is on a mission to find her missing sister when she encounters a mysterious stranger who becomes both protector and lover. But will their love be enough to save them both from the encroaching shadows?

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BEYOND SHADOWS



Sequel to “Shadows Stir” from Dreams of the Oasis IV anthology.

An immortal warrior of the Shadow Realm, Blade’s self-control has been honed to a razor’s edge by centuries of fighting, but it vanishes the moment he lays eyes on Jacqueline Harris. The mere sight of her stirs his blood and he craves physical pleasures long forgotten.

Jac is an accountant, not a risk taker, preferring to live her life quietly. That all changes when she is sent to see a client by mistake and stumbles onto a crime ring. Now she’s on the run for her life.

The sexy stranger appears at her beach house, swearing to protect her at all costs. Dark and dangerous, he resembles the assassin she first fears he is. The last thing she expects is that he can morph into the deadly panther tattooed on his chest. The undeniable passion between them flares to life, but it is more than attraction. It is a soul-deep knowing that he will change her life forever. Blade becomes both protector and lover, but it’s up to her to save him from the shadows that haunt him.


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OUT OF SHADOWS



Companion to “Shadows Stir” from Dreams of the Oasis IV anthology and Beyond Shadows

Dovina Horne has arrived in Sleepy Hollow to study the legend of the horseman. She believes it’s only a myth until she’s threatened by a horse and rider while walking on a deserted trail in the woods. Only the sudden appearance of a warrior saves her from the horseman’s sword. She feels an instant connection, both sexual and emotional, to this protective stranger.

An immortal warrior of the Shadow Realm, Hadeon’s mission is to protect Dovina at all costs. He knows the horseman is not what he seems, but something more powerful and sinister in disguise. The longer Hadeon spends with Dovina, the more he wants her. He finds his way into her bed and her heart, but their relationship is doomed. He is an immortal from the shadows and she is a human filled with light. But when the final battle comes, they must use all that is between them if they hope to survive.


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