Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Day After

So it's the day after my birthday, and I have to say I had an amazing week. 


It started with my SIL and I going to a play about a week ago. (That was her gift to me.) Then my brother took me to a hockey game this past Wednesday. (His gift to me.) That was so much fun. I had other presents from family and treated myself to two amazing cupcakes (one vanilla and one chocolate).


To cap off the week, I saw Sarah McLachlan live last night. OMG She's amazing live. I didn't take pictures or videos. Why? Because I don't own a cell phone. *g* But she did sing one of my favorite songs.





Saturday, November 22, 2014

Happy Birthday to Me!


Today marks a milestone for me. It's my 50th birthday. I'm taking myself out to a concert tonight to celebrate. :)
 
It's been a year of great change and turmoil. It's a new beginning and I'm looking forward to the next chapter of my life. The first 50 years have been quite a ride. Let's see what the next 50 bring.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Throwback Thursday--Book Edition (Tiger's Eye by Karen Robards)

TIGER'S EYE by Karen Robards is my choice this week for Throwback Thursday--Book Edition. 

This was one of the first historical romance books I ever read where the hero is a criminal. Alec Tyron is king of the London underworld. He doesn't turn out to be the long-lost son of a lord. He is exactly what he seems to be--a criminal, with many redeeming qualities. Tiger's Eye is now available in ebook, but I have the original paperback copy on my keeper shelf. It's been there since the day I purchased it so many years ago.



BLURB:

When beautiful aristocrat Lady Isabella St. Just first sets eyes on handsome Alec Tyron, he is holding her at gunpoint. Despite her fear of him, the tawny-haired, golden-eyed king of the London underworld saves her from the criminals who abducted her, only to fall victim to a gunshot wound himself. Thrown together in the seedy underbelly of glittering London, they are wary of each other from the start. Shy, sheltered Isabella has never met a man like Alec, but the street-tough crime boss ignites her passion in a way that she had never even imagined was possible. Their love is something that society cannot allow – but no matter the cost its blazing heat just won't be denied.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Taming the Alpha...Coming Soon

I'm thrilled to announce I'm part of an amazing box set coming on December 9th for a limited time. 

Featuring 25 Alpha Tales from NYT, USA Today and National Bestselling Authors!

Limited Time Boxed Set!



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Anthology Includes: Werewolves & Shifters, Demons & Devils, Paranormal & Urban, Military, Vampires, Genetic Engineering, Witches & Wizards, Contemporary, Special Forces, Dystopia, Romantic Comedy, Romantic Suspense, Special Forces, Dragons, Demons, Billionaires, Magic, Fantasy, Futuristics and so much more!







My story is Coming Home, a sexy contemporary novella.

BLURB:


Burned out from his last assignment, DEA agent Tobias Slater has come home to Chicago a changed man. Disillusioned and uncertain about his future, the last thing he expects is to run into Kansas Fielding on his first night home.

Kansas has loved Tobias for years. They shared one memorable kiss two years ago before he walked away. Now he’s back, and this time she’s willing to do whatever it takes to make him admit his feelings for her.





Saturday, November 15, 2014

Weekend Book Club--Blood Magick by Nora Roberts

This week, I read BLOOD MAGICK by Nora Roberts. It's the final book in her The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy. Like the first two books in the series, it offers magic and spine-tingling shivers. The O'Dwyer cousins are working to destroy the evil that has haunted their family for a very long time. Add star-crossed lovers, pulled apart by a curse not of their making, yet forced to work together to help defeat it, and you have an amazing finish to this wonderful series.

I'm a huge fan of Nora Roberts, especially when she delves into the paranormal realm. If you enjoy this series, you might want to check out her Three Sisters Island trilogy as well as her Donovan Legacy series.



Book Three of The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy
Blood Magick


County Mayo is rich in the traditions of Ireland, legends that Branna O’Dwyer fully embraces in her life and in her work as the proprietor of The Dark Witch shop, which carries soaps, lotions, and candles for tourists, made with Branna’s special touch.

Branna’s strength and selflessness hold together a close circle of friends and family—along with their horses and hawks and her beloved hound. But there’s a single missing link in the chain of her life: love…

She had it once—for a moment—with Finbar Burke, but a shared future is forbidden by history and blood. Which is why Fin has spent his life traveling the world to fill the abyss left in him by Branna, focusing on work rather than passion.

Branna and Fin’s relationship offers them both comfort and torment. And though they succumb to the heat between them, there can be no promises for tomorrow. A storm of shadows threatens everything that their circle holds dear. It will be Fin’s power, loyalty, and heart that will make all the difference in an age-old battle between the bonds that hold their friends together and the evil that has haunted their families for centuries.

Don’t miss the first two books in the Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy: Dark Witch and Shadow Spell.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Lest We Forget

 
 
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
 
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
 
~John McCrae


Friday, November 07, 2014

4 Stars from Long and Short Reviews

WOLF ON THE RUN has received a wonderful review from Long and Short Reviews.





"N.J. Walters nailed it with the third book in this series, Wolf on the Run. It was a fantastic story that really grabbed me by the heart and refused to let go. It had me flipping the pages and hanging on every word as I tried to guess what would happen next...I hadn’t realized that this series could get any better, but I was so wrong. I feel that this is the best book so far because it actually highlighted what the series is about, which is choosing your own family, not because you’re related by blood or Pack, but because you want to make a better life together. A family that accepts each other flaws and all. That being said, it’s one sexy read, filled with passion, action and heartbreaking drama. It had a bloody showdown that had me breathless." ~Tulip