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November 14, 2014

Kobo is offering a great deal on select romance, SFF, and thriller novels, including KISSING DRAKE: Butterfly Girls #1, from my alter ego Jenna Dales, who writes sexy contemporary romances.


You get 35% off as many of the featured books as you like.


Use promo code GET35 at checkout.

Sale ends November 20.


Kissing Drake: Butterfly Girls #1, a sensual romance novel, by Jenna Dales


Open for business


Paige Owens’ bookshop is ready for another summer tourist season on quaint Butterfly Island. But after a lifetime of quiet beach living, Paige is feeling a little… lonely. When a late storm washes over the island and blows in a sexy, uptight businessman, she figures both of them could use a mini-vacation. Just one night is all she needs.


Ready for down-time


Successful venture capitalist Drake Dorsey has been living by the numbers for so long he’s forgotten what taking a break feels like, and Paige, with her free spirit and stacks of naughty beach reads, makes him want to feeleverything. But he’s come to Butterfly Island with a secret agenda that will change her little world forever…


Follow the Kobo sale link here.

Find the full list of featured books here.

To get updates on new releases & sales from Jenna Dales, subscribe to the Jenna Dales New Release Alert here.


Happy Reading!


 


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Published on November 14, 2014 00:15 • 11 views

November 10, 2014

KISS OF CHRISTMAS MAGIC releases today!

If you pre-ordered your copy, it should be sliding down your e-reader chimney right about… soonish. If you haven’t gotten your copy yet — naughty reader! — I hear there are still a few left.


KoCM_cover-flat‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house,

not a creature was stirring…

except for the sexy werewolf in a Santa hat come to seduce you while you read…


Treat yourself to a winter wonderland of shapeshifters and vampires, elves and fairies, ghosts and other paranormal creatures!


Twenty brand-new novellas of Christmas magic from some of the stars of paranormal romance will brighten your holiday with candy cane kisses and hot toddy loving. Spend your long winter nights with otherworldly alpha males where true love always wins the day and the spirits of the season are naughty AND nice.


This is a limited-edition box set for 99¢. After the holidays, this deal will disappear forever, and you’ll have to spend over $20 to get these stories!


Available now!

Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble  |  Kobo  |  iBooks



Blood Deep: Vegas Vampires Book 1 by Jessa SladeMy story is Book 1 of my Vegas Vampires from the Steel Born storyworld.


Vampires? In Vegas? At Christmas? Why, of course! Read an excerpt from BLOOD DEEP here. I hope you love all the stories and find some fabulous new-to-you authors. Makes a wonderful gift too ;)


And did I mention only 99¢? Merry almost Christmas & happy reading!


Kiss of Christmas Magic holiday paranormal romance box set


Available now!

Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble  |  Kobo  |  iBooks


 


Filed under: New release, Now reading Tagged: Angie Fox, Christmas romance, Deanna Chase, Eve Langlais, ghost romance, holiday stories, Mandy Roth, Michele Bardsley, Michelle Pillow, Mimi Strong, paranormal romance, shapeshifter romance, V.M. Black, vampire romance
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Published on November 10, 2014 23:40 • 10 views

November 6, 2014

 


Since I took a sunset picture yesterday, I thought I’d take a moonrise shot tonight. Complete with power lines. Yes, it’s blurry. I’m calling it a watercolor. moon


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Published on November 06, 2014 18:05 • 23 views

November 5, 2014

sunsetLiving in town means wires through my view. But there was such a pretty little last hurrah before night. The rain in these clouds is holding off long enough for me to mow the grass. Which can go to sleep any time it wants.


 


Filed under: Creatively not writing, Philosophizin' Tagged: photography, sunset
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Published on November 05, 2014 17:07 • 11 views

November 3, 2014

I try not to get too political in my online life. I save it for inflicting upon my real-life peeps so I can enjoy their frothing in person. (Although since my conservative Republican MomMom died I haven’t had enough rousing discussions. Sigh. I don’t get disowned nearly as often anymore. I miss it.) But I will say this to you all… VOTE!


I know it can be hard and exasperating to vote. It’s especially hard for those who already are the faintest voices, which is so patently unfair I can’t even. For the rest of us, I know it might seem pointless and sometimes contradictory to the message many of us want to send to the elected officials we think don’t adequately represent us.


Whatever. VOTE!


Vote because it’s your civic duty as the citizen of an ostensible democracy. Vote because other people don’t get to. Vote because you want to make a change. Or maybe you want to keep something the same. Vote because you are young and idealistic. Vote because you are old and disgruntled. Vote because if you don’t, I refuse to listen to you bitch. Just VOTE!


I’m a writer, so of course I believe in the power of a single voice to make a difference. But even if you don’t believe the same, if you vote for no other reason, do it for this: “THEY” don’t want you to vote. The nefarious forces at work in our society (and they do exist) are only strengthened by apathy and hopelessness. Even if you don’t think YOUR vote matters, VOTING matters. So VOTE!




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Published on November 03, 2014 12:28 • 13 views

November 1, 2014

ETA: We have a Facebook pre-order kick-off party going on RIGHT NOW! Come join us for giveaways and sneak peaks at all the stories!


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KoCM_cover-flat‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house,

not a creature was stirring…

except for the sexy werewolf in a Santa hat come to seduce you while you read…


Treat yourself to a winter wonderland of shapeshifters and vampires, elves and fairies, ghosts and other paranormal creatures!


Twenty brand-new novellas of Christmas magic from some of the stars of paranormal romance will brighten your holiday with candy cane kisses and hot toddy loving. Spend your long winter nights with otherworldly alpha males where true love always wins the day and the spirits of the season are naughty AND nice.


This is a limited-edition box set for 99¢. After the holidays, this deal will disappear forever, and you’ll have to spend over $20 to get these stories!


Pre-order now!

Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble  |  Kobo  |  iBooks


Blood Deep: Vegas Vampires Book 1 by Jessa SladeSquee! This is an awesome bundle with so many great authors! I’m honored to have snuck in while no one was watching the door been included. My contribution is the first book of a new trilogy set in my Steel Born world, which kicks off with BLOOD DEEP: Vegas Vampires Book 1.


Vampires? In Vegas? At Christmas? Why, of course! Read an excerpt from BLOOD DEEP here. I hope you love all the stories and find some fabulous new-to-you authors. Makes a wonderful gift too ;)


And did I mention only 99¢? Merry almost Christmas & happy reading!


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Caribous’ Gift

A Kodiak Point novella

Eve Langlais

Website  |  Facebook


Damn it, a man had his pride and a caribou a certain majestic presence, all of which could wind up ruined if he abased himself to play a simple-minded reindeer in the town’s Christmas parade.


No way was he wearing damned tinsel in his antlers.


Like hell was he sporting a red nose and pulling a sleigh.


But he changes his mind when he meets the woman in charge of the event.


Single mom, Crystal, is doing her best to offer her daughter the best Christmas ever. It’s their first in Kodiak’s Point, and she’s not about to let some vain jerk ruin it for her little girl.


If playing dirty is what it takes…then bring on the Christmas games.


As Crystal and Kyle butt heads—and lips—they discover more than goodwill this holiday season. They’re gifted with a second chance at love.


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Alpha’s First Christmas

Aubrey Rose & Molly Prince

Aubrey Website  |  Aubrey Facebook

Molly Website  |  Molly Facebook


When Natalie discovers that the Scraptown Pack has never celebrated Christmas, she decides to convince their leader, her mate, Hutch, to do something about it.


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Kissed by Temptation

A Coven Pointe novella

Deanna Chase

Website  |  Facebook


The last place sex-witch Mati Ballintine wants to be is at a holiday sorority party. But when the high angel from the council orders her to protect a new angel recruit, she has no choice but to go and grit her teeth through the frat boys’ advances.


The night turns from bad to worse when a demon appears and is hell-bent on taking the angel to Hell. Mati and her incubus boyfriend Vaughn will need to combine forces to not only save the angel, but everyone else the demon leaves in his wake.


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Hunted Holiday: A Vampire Romance

Mandy M. Roth

Website  |  Facebook


Dani Malloye hates the holidays, and with good reason. Though her best friend tries to force the Christmas spirit on her with giant Santas and elves that light up, she’d rather spend her time doing what she does best—enforcing paranormal law on the streets of Chicago. Nothing like a little evil bloodshed to lighten the mood. Besides, work means she can spend time with her sexy boss, Cornell Sutton. Too bad Cornell is uptight, her new neighbor, and a vampire. Everyone knows slayers and vampires just don’t mix. Or do they?


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Everlastingly

Michelle M. Pillow

Website  |  Facebook


On the run from her attackers and battered by a winterstorm, Maura O’Brian battles her way through the snow, desperate and alone. Shestumbles upon what she believes to be a secluded, abandoned farmhouse where strangevoices are be more frightful than what awaits outside. The signs keep pointingto the same person–Jack. His very name fills her heart with such intenselonging she’ll do anything to find him.


Is Jack real or simply herfevered imagination hoping for a holiday miracle?


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A Ghostly Gift

A Southern Ghost Hunters novella

Angie Fox

Website  |  Facebook


One simple mistake…


It really didn’t look “that much” like an urn.


For a girl who is about to lose her family home.


So she dumped it out onto the rose bushes, and rinsed it with the hose.


Releases the ghost of a long-dead gangster.


He really didn’t have to be so rude about it.


And open’s Verity Long’s eyes to a whole new world…


Verity Long doesn’t want to see ghosts, and she’d rather not let anyone know her little secret, either. But when a restless spirit stirs up trouble in her friend’s holiday shop, Verity and her very new, very dead gangster friend decide to take a peek.


There they discover a mystery a eight decades in the making, and are tasked with reuniting a pair of war-torn lovers before they are doomed to spend eternity apart.


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Love Singer

Mimi Strong

Website  |  Facebook


A struggling musician discovers she’s a witch who can cast spells with her songs. Or at least that’s what the sexy professor trying to seduce her says.


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Lost in Winter

Viola Rivard

Website  |  Facebook


A young woman and her niece take shelter with a handsome, enigmatic bear shifter and his cub.


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Bear Witness

A Pearson Security Bear Shifters novella

Michele Bardsley

Website  |  Facebook


After Gretchen Myers rescues her murdered stepsister’s baby, she’s nearly killed in a not-so-accidental car crash. When she wakes up in a Las Vegas hospital, she’s alone … until Rafe Pearson shows up. Not only does he have the baby, but he manages to rescue her from yet another attempt on her life.


Rafe is approximately the size of a linebacker with the looks of a GQ model. Yet, Gretchen has never seen a man so lonely. And he’s never met a woman so stubborn. But while she and the baby are in danger, there’s no way the former cop will let them out of his sight.


As a bear shifter who lives in a cabin deep in the woods of Mount Charleston, he has the perfect place to protect his new charges. Then the persistent hunters track down their vulnerable prey, and Rafe discovers too late that these killers are inhuman…


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A Heart in Winter

An Aethereal Bonds novella

V. M. Black

Website  |  Facebook


Sarah defied her family and married for love beneath her station.  Her happiness with Baron Marston was multiplied when they welcomed two sons into their family.  But a wasting sickness has overcome Sarah, one that has resisted every poultice and purge of the greatest doctors in England.  Soon, it would claim her life—if it were not for the promise of one last sage, whose vampire’s kiss brings her not only eternal youth but a bond that transcends all human oaths.


Can any mortal love, however strong, survive the seduction of an ageless vampire?  Christmas is coming, and Sarah can only be at one hearth.


This story is set in the history of the Aethereal Bonds world.


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Dangerous Distractions

Lola St. Vil

Website  |  Facebook


An angelic proposal goes awry in a most unexpected way.


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Witches Shall Rise

Terah Edun

Website  |  Facebook


Witch. Daughter. Queen. Katherine is a witch with a problem, the holidays have come up, and she knows bad blood with the fae shall rise.


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Blood Deep: Vegas Vampires Book 1

A Steel Born novella

Jessa Slade

Website  |  Facebook


Avery Hill’s mother went missing one Christmas, and now she reluctant writes “News of the Weird”-style reports while searching for the truth of what happened years ago. When she finds herself in Las Vegas for the holiday, caught in a battle between light and dark fey armies, only a 700-year-old soul-wounded warrior cursed with eternal life can save her—before his own time runs out.


Inflicted with the ravpyrii curse, Hugo de Grava will gamble anything for his freedom. Even if he has to destroy even illusion in the sunlit realm. But the dangerous magic that made Avery fear for her sanity and made Hugo a vampire isn’t done with them yet, and long-lost worlds are on a collision course on the deepest night of the year…


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Home for the Howlidays

A Montana Wolves novella

Chloe Cole

Website  |  Facebook


Niklaus Maslov left Stone Creek, Montana in his rear-view mirror three years ago and never planned to go back. His pack’s ways are antiquated, and the girl he loves will never be his. But when his father, the pack’s alpha, sends him an urgent message, he can’t deny the protective instinct drawing him back to his hometown, or the lure of the one that got away…


Petra Stevens has had her heart stomped on once and vows it will never happen again. When her former lover and packmate returns to Stone Creek, all the rage and hurt she felt when he’d left comes bubbling to the surface…along with other feelings she can’t control. If she can just avoid him while he’s in town, things will be fine.


But fate has other plans.


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Shadows Beneath the Falling Snow: An Elven King Prequel Story

A “Claimed by the Elven King” novella

Cristina Rayne

Website  |  Facebook


When an unprecedented visit from the supreme elven king, Kirion, disrupts elven princess Miriel’s usual plans during the winter solstice, it’s the least of her worries when a single touch by the powerful king could reveal a secret she and her family have desperately kept for over a hundred years. However, King Kirion has a few revelations of his own that could also change Miriel’s life forever.


A holiday tale set two thousand years before the events chronicled in Claimed by the Elven King.


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The Hunter’s Moon

A Windham Werewolves novella

Shawntelle Madison

Website  |  Facebook


Kaden Windham will do anything to protect his wolf pack, including saving a dying werewolf hunter. Hunter Cynthia McGinnis doesn’t want or need his protection. And despite the fire that ignites between them, she would rather take him down than become his mate.


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Lords of Misrule (Part One)

A Lords of Misrule novella

J.S. Hope

Facebook


Reporter Alessandra “Alex” Donati is in Venice chasing the story of her career.  While the city prepares for the Christmas festivities, Alex is hot on the trail of a group that celebrates a much older – and much darker – festival, one that offers sex and sacrifice in exchange for power and wealth.


Alex is smart. She’s going into this with open eyes. She thinks she can handle anything the city and its ancient rites throw at her, including gorgeous cult leader Sebastian Assante, but she’s wrong. As the lines between fantasy and reality blur she finds herself caught up in the passion and excess of the Saturnalia Festival, and she loves it. The attention is thrilling. The heat and lust of the rites dizzying, and the hunger of the revelers intoxicating…but when the masks come off what lies beneath is terrifying.


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A Christmas to Bear

A Wolf Rock Shifters novella

Carina Wilder

Website  |  Facebook


There’s nothing quite like the feeling of going home to the family for Christmas. And that’s exactly why Aria’s chosen to avoid hers like the plague and head to the quiet mountain town of Wolf Rock to ski, celebrate single life and admire the male shifter population from afar. Funny how a little accident can turn a girl’s world upside down. Lucian is a sexy, reclusive polar bear shifter who’s stayed out of humanity’s way for ages, and he expects humanity to return the favour. That includes clumsy women who aren’t great at skiing but are remarkably gifted at smashing into trees.Will the laws of attraction trump the laws of common sense? Probably. It is Christmas, after all. The season of mistletoe, warm hearths and the warmest hearts.


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A Cold Winter’s Bite

Dawn Michelle


December meant more to Hunter Wynn than holidays and time off from a stressful job as the owner of a law firm. It meant the annual getaway he and his partners lived for. A trip to the cold forests of Canada for a winter hunt. Alone and isolated, anything could— and did— happen.


This year it was Hunter’s turn to bring the guest of honor, and he’d just met the perfect girl for it. Pretty, intelligent, and lacking any close friends or relatives. The only question leftis whether Hunter can sink his teeth in her before she sets her claws in him.


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Breaking the Stag

Jessica Ryan

Website  |  Facebook


Celeste is alone and trying to pick up the pieces of her life when she meets a mysterious and sexy stranger who has been there her entire life.


 


Viola Rivard


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Pre-order now!

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Filed under: New release, Now reading, Teasers Tagged: Angie Fox, Christmas romance, Deanna Chase, Eve Langlais, ghost romance, holiday stories, Mandy Roth, Michele Bardsley, Michelle Pillow, Mimi Strong, paranormal romance, shapeshifter romance, V.M. Black, vampire romance
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Published on November 01, 2014 07:01 • 29 views

October 31, 2014

halloween-quizHow much candy DID you eat?


 


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Published on October 31, 2014 05:30 • 13 views

October 30, 2014

You can tell by the expression on her face…


If you want to be in on the fun, click the mock cover and sign up for my 99¢ New Release Alert.


Really, it’s coming very soon…Coming soon


Filed under: New release, Sex, Teasers Tagged: coming soon, paranormal romance from Jessa Slade
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Published on October 30, 2014 05:08 • 18 views

October 14, 2014


I crush the bones of my enemies under my boot heel! …Actually, I'm walking over walnut shells in my house… http://t.co/wOa3vNIy4h


— Jessa Slade (@JessaSlade) October 14, 2014



XY (upon reading my post): You don’t have any enemies.


Me (cackling): NOT ANYMORE!


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Published on October 14, 2014 10:35 • 23 views

October 6, 2014

Are you here for the BAKE LOVE WRITE Halloween scavenger hunt? Welcome! Have no idea what I’m talking about? Hoo boy, are you gonna have fun!


Authors from the BAKE LOVE WRITE dessert cookbook (105 Authors Share Dessert Recipes and Advice on Love and Writing — I contributed my Easy Deadline Brownies) have come together to give you more sweet treats! Check out the awesome list of prizes from fabulous authors.


Want to play along? Get your scorecard here. Then your mission is to find the Halloween art on the websites of participating authors. (Hint: My art is on the page for my out-of-this-word science fiction romance QUEEN OF STARLIGHT. And you can snag a FREE copy of the ebook while you’re on the page!) Add the answers to your scorecard and email your results to our very own Diva of Darkness author Sloan McBride.


Here is the list of participating authors. The more you visit, the more chances you have to win prizes.







1.
Jessa Slade




2.
Kathryn Jane




3.
Sloan McBride






4.
M. L. Guida




5.
Lois Winston




6.
Skye Taylor






7.
Cathryn Cade




8.
Victoria Adams




9.
Sharleen Scott






10.
Erin Farwell




11.
Kathleen Kaska




12.
Daryl Devore






13.
Chantilly White




14.
Cynthia Luhrs




15.
E. Ayers






16.
Helena Fairfax




17.
Molly MacRae




18.
Jessica Aspen






19.
L. C. Giroux




20.
Stacy Juba




21.
B. V. Lawson






22.
Ruby Merritt




23.
Kay Manis




24.
Ashlyn Chase






25.
Barbara Phinney




26.
Alicia M. Dean




27.
Haley Whitehall






28.
Melinda Curtis




29.
Elizabeth Rose




30.
Terry Shames






31.
Sheila Seabrook




32.
Lynn Cahoon




33.
Debra H. Goldstein






34.
Brenda Novak




35.
Caridad Pineiro




36.
Renee Field






37.
Elaine Joyce





 


bake_love_writeWant more sweet treats? Get the BAKE LOVE WRITE dessert cookbook in ebook or “real” book form. And hey, Christmas is coming — This could be the perfect holiday gift for the romance-reading baker in your life! (Plus, you might get brownies out of the deal…)


Amazon Kindle | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | Print


The winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.


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Published on October 06, 2014 00:01 • 11 views