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June 15, 2014

Personal stuff has taken over for this year and a fair chunk of the end of last year, so I’ve put writing and everything connected to it mostly to one side. I’m now trying to focus on work again. It’s s-l-o-w going…


And it looks as if I missed posting about three releases, so here they are:


Demonic Temptation:


demonictemptation_Q_msrAdela Tilman is a woman pursued by strange lovers she can’t see. Unseen hands, mouths, tongues tease and torment her. They hint at exquisite release…but never quite fulfill that dark promise. Worse, something about the new insanity of her life has pulled Marcus Yeats back into her world.


Marcus is a man who has fueled her fantasies for years, a man she ran from after one mad moment of indiscretion. But here she is again. Caught by him…and wanting so much more than an illicit fumble or the hands of strangers tormenting her body for too few moments.


Ellora’s Cave :: Amazon US :: Amazon UK :: Barnes and Noble :: All Romance ebooks


Kissed:


KissedEvery princess should be kissed. And by a man who knows what he’s doing. Beatricia had been enjoying just that with Farris Turner when she was caught.

But running only drives her into the arms of a stranger. A man who wants to offer her one night together, to offer her the experience her life and duties in the city of Sun-Airor–a place set out of space and time–have denied her.

It’ll be her only chance before she’s forced to enter a loveless marriage…but who exactly is her stranger? And what will kissing him reveal?


Entangled Publishing :: Amazon US :: Amazon UK :: Barnes and Noble ::  All Romance Ebooks


 


planetarybodiesPlanetary Bodies:


Books 1 to 5 in the Planetary Bodies series


Sheen. In the outer edges of the solar system, it can strike without warning. A force that rips your world apart. Sheen demands your darkest desires be satisfied in every way you can imagine… And the crew of the Theseus are next in its path.


Ellora’s Cave :: Amazon US :: Amazon UK :: Barnes and Noble


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January 5, 2014

Mainly posting this as I wasn’t as enamored with tonight’s Sherlock as I was with Wednesday’s. Now I have this…inspiration to help me eek out the week till the third episode aired next Sunday.


 


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October 18, 2013

Sort of glut of books this week! Steampunk or raunchy sex-starved demons. Take your pick! :)

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AGAMEMNON FROST AND THE CROWN OF TOWERS


Book three of Agamemnon Frost


Edgar Mason is losing Agamemnon Frost despite everything they’ve been through—the passion, the torture, the heat. Frost’s fiancée, Theodora, is back, and Mason can feel his lover gravitating toward her. Every day he sees them together, it tears at his heart.


Frost feels raw himself. His brother and sister-in-law are missing, and his guilt about failing to save Theodora from Pandarus eats at him. His feelings for Mason, whom he has put through hell twice already, just twist the screws tighter.


On top of that, Pandarus and the Martians are back to make their final push to Earth, and Frost and Mason are duty bound to fight them. People are vanishing. Bodies are turning up burned beyond recognition in the slums. The bleak, human-less future Frost and Mason saw in the hollow ships has nearly come to pass.


And in order to prevent it, each man will have to make a final choice: lose his lover or doom the world.


Find out how it began in Agamemnon Frost and the House of Death.


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DEMONIC PERSUASION


Book two in the Demonic Liaisons series.


Fadeyka Bryce is on the run. She uncovered a dark family secret and now there’s a price on her head. Her best plan is to hide out in the last place they would ever look for her—a pleasure planet—until she can buy herself a new name and a new face.


However, the Athanasios—a race of pure energy—have plans for Fade. They’ve been waiting for her, for her unique flesh, and they ache to experience pleasure. They can become as many lovers as Fade could ever dream…except for one man. Taras Foster.



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September 16, 2013

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Book two of Agamemnon Frost


Edgar Mason is ready to embark upon his new life at Agamemnon Frost’s side. But all is not perfect. His Martian overlord, Pandarus, has implanted a dark voice in his mind, a voice that urges betrayal. And though Mason can keep close to Frost, there’s little room for romance under the watchful gaze of the engineers from Station X.


That changes when Mason and Frost reopen their investigation into their old enemy’s whereabouts. Posing as double agents and investigating cryptic rumors of “hollow ships,” they find him impersonating a London banker and worm their way into his confidence.


But their success brings them trouble in spades. Pandarus takes them into the belly of his ships, where he plans to transfigure them into mindless automata. And with Earth on the brink of invasion, Frost’s old flame Theodora reappearing and Pandarus’s brainwashing growing more effective, Mason and Frost will find their bond tested as never before.


See how it all began in Agamemnon Frost and the House of Death.


 


Available here:


Carina Press || Amazon US || Amazon UK || Barnes and Noble


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Nestor sank back into his chair, the wood and leather groaning under his weight. “We’ve been lucky. Damned lucky.” He wiped a hand over his face, and the strain showed through deep lines and sagging skin. The strain of trying to fight an impossibly powerful enemy. “Chance brought Achilles to me. And capturing the equipment from Holt Hall? More luck than we’ve had in years.”


Frost tutted and pushed his hands into the deep pockets of his dressing gown. He lifted his chin. “Consummate skill, Nestor. Bolstered by the bravery of the English soldier.”


The older man gave a rough laugh. “Of course.”


Frost frowned at the glass screen. “Hollow ships. That’s not a phrase connected to the aeolipile engines. It suggests something bigger than we’ve seen.”


Nestor briefly shut his eyes, and the low mutters breaking from him sounded very much like curses. “We’re insects pricking a rousing dragon. Pandarus has every advantage. Every single one. Weapons unlike any other. Unlike anything man could imagine. We can name only a few of his converted warriors. And Pandarus himself could be anyone. He could stand in this very room, in those unholy shells he creates, and I wouldn’t know him.” He stared at the screen and a vein throbbed in his temple. “But…we need to find these ships. Destroy them. Your charge is to track down Pandarus and stop him. If you don’t, England, the empire, the world will fall.”



Frost’s mouth thinned. “I’ve always been aware of the stakes, Nestor.”


“Simply a reminder for us all. Myself included. Keeps me focused.” He rubbed his thumb and forefinger over his creased eyelids. “Get some sleep.” His shoulders slumped for a moment. “You have two hours. Until we drag more words from that byzantine horror in the cellars of Holt Hall, we’re moving on what we can.”


“Kill Pandarus and destroy the hollow ships?” Frost’s smile was wry. “Simple.”


“That it were.” Nestor turned. His face was grey from lack of sleep, but his gaze was firm. “Get him out of here, Patroclus.”


Mason moved to open the doors to the library and waited for Frost to precede him. The doors closed with a soft clunk on Nestor ordering Eurybates to rustle up coffee so thick he could stand his spoon in it.


In the silence of the corridor, Frost leaned against the wall. His head fell forward and he let out a soft groan. “Hours stuck with engineers more interested in how I work than with cracking the coded language.” He rubbed at his eye. “But that’s the modern age. An overweening obsession with fusing man and machine. It makes them similar to the Martians in many ways.”


Mason ached to put his hand on Frost’s jaw, to stroke his skin and tease his fingers over his lips. The doubt of touching and being touched by him had faded almost to nothing. Frost might have dragged him into this insanity, but Mason had learned to accept his future. And wanted the future that included more than the tempting trace of Frost’s skin, the warm hint of sandalwood and vanilla. A pleasure shared. They’d snatched only a few heated kisses, and his need for Frost, for bare skin and fingers, mouths and dicks, always simmered, especially when they were alone.


Before Eurybates followed Nestor’s orders, Mason acted, drawing a trembling line over Frost’s bristled jaw. “You need a shave.” His voice was thick, strained. Not enough, but the slightest touch of his skin sent a shock of pleasure through his flesh. It was why they had to be so cautious. “Sir.”


Frost pulled in a deep breath, his attention still fixed on the floor, but his body was tensed, his shoulders tight. His hands balled into white-knuckled fists. “A part of your new role involves seeing to my every need.” He looked up and the shine in his golden brown eyes stopped Mason’s breath. Frost could do that, drive every thought from his head with a single glance. “I’m certain you’re expert.”


The clanking of the turning handle broke them apart and Mason’s thudding heart slowed. He scrubbed at the back of his neck, dislodging the itchy collar. Frost grinned at him, his beauty, even in the shadow of the passage and after a night without sleep, a wonder to Mason.


Eurybates glanced at them, his eyes narrowing briefly before he scuttled away down the passage. Frost yawned, his hand covering his mouth. He shrugged at Mason’s lifted eyebrow.


“Your expertise will have to wait, I’m afraid.” Frost rolled his neck and groaned. “I’ve been awake more than a day. Even I need to sleep. Two hours. Then our orders are simple.” His voice became grim. “We have a Martian to kill.”




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August 19, 2013

It’s here! It feels like I’ve lived with this series of books forever, but now the releasing into the wild has begun!


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AGAMEMNON FROST AND THE HOUSE OF DEATH


Book one of Agamemnon Frost


Liverpool, 1891


Decorated artilleryman Edgar Mason was forced to find new work when the British Empire replaced its foot soldiers with monstrous machines. Now he waits on the Liverpool elite as a personal servant. He has just one rule: he won’t work for fashion-addled dandies.


Agamemnon Frost, however, is far from the foppish man-about-town he appears to be. He’s working to protect the Earth from an alien invasion being planned by a face-changing creature known as Pandarus. And on the night he plans to confront the aliens, he enlists Mason to assist him.


For a man to love a man is a serious crime in Victorian England. But when Mason meets Frost, his heart thunders and his blood catches fire. And when Pandarus drags the two men into the torture cellars beneath his house of death to brainwash them, Mason’s new passion may be all that stands between him and insanity.


The trilogy continues with Agamemnon Frost and the Hollow Ships.


Available here:


Carina Press || Amazon US || Amazon UK || Barnes and Noble



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August 16, 2013

demonicpersuasion_msrAnd here’s the unofficial blurb:



Fadeyka Bryce is on the run. She uncovered a dark family secret and now there’s a price on her head. Her best plan is to hide out until she can buy herself a new name and a new face.


However, the Athanasios–a race of pure energy–has plans for her. They’ve been waiting for her, for her unique flesh…and they ache to experience pleasure. They can become as many lovers as Fade could ever dream…except for one man. Taras Foster.


But the Athanasios want him too.




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July 24, 2013

It’s that time again! Cover share. I love this one. It also carries on the themes from House of Death so nicely :)



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Book two of Agamemnon Frost



Edgar Mason is ready to embark upon his new life at Agamemnon Frost’s side. But all is not perfect. His Martian overlord, Pandarus, has implanted a dark voice in his mind, a voice that urges betrayal. And though Mason can keep close to Frost, there’s little room for romance under the watchful gaze of the engineers from Station X.



That changes when Mason and Frost reopen their investigation into their old enemy’s whereabouts. Posing as double agents and investigating cryptic rumors of “hollow ships,” they find him impersonating a London banker and worm their way into his confidence.



But their success brings them trouble in spades. Pandarus takes them into the belly of his ships, where he plans to transfigure them into mindless automata. And with Earth on the brink of invasion, Frost’s old flame Theodora reappearing and Pandarus’s brainwashing growing more effective, Mason and Frost will find their bond tested as never before.



See how it all began in Agamemnon Frost and the House of Death.


Amazon pre-order link




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July 6, 2013

I forgot I made this image. Duh!


Book two of Agamemnon Frost


Edgar Mason is ready to embark upon his new life at Agamemnon Frost’s side. But all is not perfect. Through torture, Pandarus, his Martian overlord, has implanted a dark voice in his mind, a voice that urges betrayal. And though he can keep close to Frost, there’s little room for romance under the watchful gaze of the engineers from Station X.


That changes when Mason and Frost reopen their investigation into their old enemy’s whereabouts. Posing as double agents and investigating cryptic rumors of “hollow ships,” they find him impersonating a London banker and worm their way into his confidence.


But their success brings them trouble in spades. Pandarus takes them into the belly of his ships, where he plans to transfigure them into mindless automata. And with Earth on the brink of invasion, Frost’s old flame Theodora reappearing, and Pandarus’s brainwashing growing more effective, Mason and Frost will find their bond tested as never before.


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The HOUSE OF DEATH first page is here.


HOUSE OF DEATH (book 1) and HOLLOW SHIPS (book 2) are also up for pre-order on Amazon US, UK and B&N :D



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June 25, 2013


Isn’t it rather nice? :D


And here’s the blurb. This first of three novellas is out 16 August from Carina Press.


Book one of Agamemnon Frost


Liverpool, 1891


Decorated artilleryman Edgar Mason was forced to find new work when the British Empire replaced its foot soldiers with monstrous machines. Now he waits on the Liverpool elite as a personal servant. He has just one rule: he won’t work for fashion-addled dandies.


Agamemnon Frost, however, is far from the foppish man-about-town he appears to be. He’s working to protect the Earth from an alien invasion being planned by a face-changing creature known as Pandarus. And on the night he plans to confront the aliens, he enlists Mason to assist him.


For a man to love a man is a serious crime in Victorian England. But when Mason meets Frost, his heart thunders and his blood catches fire. And when Pandarus drags the two men into the torture cellars beneath his house of death to brainwash them, Mason’s new passion may be all that stands between him and insanity.


The trilogy continues with Agamemnon Frost and the Hollow Ships.



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May 27, 2013

Kim Rees took over my computer for the weekend…and this was the result: the release of SEDUCING EMILY!


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To protect her brother, avenge her father and save herself, Emily Harding must seduce her boss, Jake Penvenhan. Emily knew he preferred his women tall and stick thin and she was neither…but then she saw the flare of desire in his dark gaze. Jake wanted…her. And that should have been her first warning.


Jake Penvenhan thought he knew exactly who Emily was. A thief. A spy. A woman that was a means to an end. Nothing more. Emily Harding would certainly never touch his heart. That idea was insane. He had loved once. Never again.


The past stood dangerously between them and because of this, they were both unprepared for the fire and the passion that would consume them.


It’s available at Amazon US for 99c and Amazon UK for 75p



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