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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

New release exclusive excerpt!

Hey y'all!

Packmate for Hire is out! It's the second Alpha Tales book, but it can stand alone, as well.

Evil Plot Bunny is here. That's a collective bookstore from some of us authors if you prefer to buy direct.

Brendan Gray has no idea why he stopped in at a tiny Colorado mountain town to have lunch. He's supposed to be in Wyoming, tracking wolves. The place called to him, though, and he figures out why when he realizes his old pack mate, Rand, is now an Alpha in the cutest little wolf pack ever. Then he meets Shon, who's also just passing through, and decides he might need to stay for a bit. especially since Rand seems willing to pay him to be a pack guardian.

Shon has a history of making bad decisions and is on the run from his most recent one when he meets Brendan. They're smoking hot together, but Shon wants to go slowly so they can get to know each other. He decides to hang around in Nowheresville for a while. and he hopes Brendan is staying for his benefit. Trouble follows Shon everywhere, though, and between that and Brendan's uncertainty about their relationship, they might just lose each other before they know what they have.

Leona says you’re in cabin 3. Be there at 2 to take you to lunch

Shon grinned at his phone. True to his word, Brendan had only texted last night and this morning. Last night he’d gotten a picture or two, nothing raunchy, and today he’d received, “Let’s do lunch.”

He’d sent back, “You buying?”

The notice of when he was being picked up was Brendan’s response, and Shon sniffed his pits. He had forty-five minutes to shower, and he needed it. Whoo.

Shon hopped in the shower, scrubbing up with the soap the owner had left. Very sage and sandalwood. He had to admit, the cabins were spotless, and the linens were soft. He would hang out here for a good bit if he needed to.

What a difference a day made. Yesterday, he’d found it impossible to be upbeat about anything. Today, Shon was ready to flirt. Maybe have a one or two-night stand. It could never be more than that, but Brendan was hot as hell and clearly into him, so why not play?

He dressed in jeans and white button-down shirt, a look he knew went well with his dark hair and warm skin tone. God, he was so queer.

Once he was ready, he texted Brendan. You can show up before 2 if you want

On my way

Now, that was gratifying. He would definitely be teasing. And inviting. And maybe giving out some. Maybe not. He had standards. Well, he did now, after his last break up, which was causing no end of grief. Okay, maybe he would pump the brakes a few times.

The knock on the door came maybe five minutes later, at fifteen minutes to two. Nice.

He opened the door, Brendan stepping through quickly.

“Here.” Brendan thrust a bouquet at him.

“I like carnations. Thank you.” He really did like them, with their cute, crinkly selves. They made him smile.

“Wooing, chapter one. Flowers. Check.”

“So romantic.” Shon found a big glass in the cupboard to put water and the flowers in.

“Hey, I’m a werewolf. I get most of my romance in bars at the end of the night.”

“Ew.” He winked back over one shoulder.

“I’m pickier than that.” Brendan was laughing, clearly not at all offended.

“Well, that’s good to know, since you practically jumped me in the restaurant.”

“Nah.” Brendan was pushing up behind him before he could even blink, hips against his ass, reaching around with one hand to press at his zipper placket. “This is all over you. That was nothing.”

“Oh.” He arched his back, his toes curling up. Brakes. Pumping. “That’s not allowed yet.”

“Bummer.” Brendan nipped at his neck, but then backed off. “Well, I don’t want to cross you on your rules.”

“Uh-huh. Just leave me with a hard on.”

“I can fix that.” One dark eyebrow rose. “But you keep telling me no.”

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I hope you'll give it a look!

The first book, Alpha in Sheep's Clothing, is .99 right now!

XXOO

Julia

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Guest Post: Sultry and Sinful Box Set Release!



Sultry and Sinful: The Femmes of Paranormal

Come tantalize your softer side with this FF paranormal romance anthology. From angels to sirens and many things in between, this erotic romance box set will keep you up all hours of the night, wanting more.

A Limited Edition FF Paranormal Romance and Collection!



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Julie Morgan
Soul to Capture
Info: As a Succubus, Cora thought she didn’t need love, but when the Seraph Jael opens her eyes to the possibility, all bets are off.





Louisa Bacio
Book title: Wet: An erotic mermaid tale
Info: After the Sea Queen forbids the Princess to follow her heart, Marianna swears to catch Shell, the feisty water sprite.


Alyssa Breck
Book title: Kiss Me Deadly
Info: When the time comes for Maggie to make one of her own, she finds out that not all vampires are created equal.




Christine Alvarez
Book title: A Succubus Renewed
Info: Luciana, a Succubus, is bored of her monotonous existence until Krista Hadley—a human—walks into her club, unknowingly becoming her latest obsession.



Michelle Dare
Book title: Her Fated Mates
Info: Half siren/half vampire, Jade Calistro, has zero desire to find her mate. Little does she know that she has not one, but two fated mates.


Kay Margaret
Book title: Sinful Dreams
Info: Adara Dyllvan will stop at nothing to get Senna Douglas to walk back into her life, even if it means playing dirty.



Kristen Strassel
Book title: Stardust
Info: Rainey must cast a spell to destroy vampires, but her girlfriend’s been offered the opportunity of a lifetime—starring in a vampire show.


Savannah Verte
Book title: Immortal Deflagration
Info: Seychelle is a bastard. When she accidentally dreamwalks into Nova's lustful fantasy, she learns the Fates might have a reward for her after all.





Shawnee Small
Book title: The Seduction of Violette Tournaline
Info: Seduced by a handsome stranger on the eve of her debut ball, Violette must decide how far she is willing to go for love.



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Monday, April 03, 2017

Cover teaser for Packmate for Hire, Alpha tales book 2

In the meantime, start off with An Alpha in Sheep's Clothing, Alpha Tales 1

Amazon buy link

Evil Plot Bunny Link!

XXOO

Julia

Thursday, March 23, 2017

WIP day! Snippet from Dragon Mesa 1

Hey y'all!

I'm writing Dragons again! I should be done. I'm not. However, I'm close.

Here's a snipped from Dragon Mesa 1, Kept.

A flash of light caught his eye, and that interloper was watching him, at least it seemed like it.

Damn it. He pressed back into the lee of a fissure in the rock, turning his back enough to protect Chaya.

Sister?

Kaya, stay down!

Bar-D?

Why? Why did Kaya have to show up now? Unlike her sister Chaya, she wasn’t bonded to Bard, and therefore didn’t always listen to him.

Sister? Sister? Kaya came swooping through the air, spinning headlong down the arroyo. Sister, is that you?

Kaya! Be good. Good. No sparkly man!

He heard her pull up, but it was too late, she crashed into the man down there, hitting him hard enough to send them both winding.

Shit. Fuck a doodle doo. Bard wasn’t sure what the hell to do, but Kaya was his Chaya’s twin. He couldn’t just leave her to be caught.

So he ran.

XXOO

Julia

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Happy Release Day! Two Cowboys and a Baby by BA Tortuga

"Country don't mean dumb."

This is my favorite line from the Stand, wherein Mainer Stephen King takes up for country folks all over who might talk slower or come to things from an angle that city folks don't think of.

That's what happens in Two Cowboys and a Baby by my amazing and talented wife, BA Tortuga.

Hoss McMasters finds a baby on his doorstep. What ensues is a tropetastic romp from a Deep east Texas perspective. Hoss is a cowboy's cowboy, just like the guys I grew up with, and I adore him. Bradley is a redneck boy who will do anything for a job, and he makes me laugh. These two are stubborn, clueless and amazing.

It's here on Dreamspinner

And here on Amazon!

Read without prejudice! These boys are country, but they're a wonderful ride!

XXOO

Julia

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Advance Review of Lickety Split, by Damon Suede

Damon Suede doesn’t write comfortable books.

Hey, don’t worry, he knows I think that. We talk about it often.

When I offered to do a review for his upcoming release Lickety Split, I wasn’t sure what I would be getting. The cover says cowboy book. The blurb says all the tropes are there: city mouse country mouse, enemies to lovers, May-December.

With Damon Suede, nothing is ever so simple.

Here’s the basic idea. Patch left deep southeast Texas years ago, out and proud and headed for New York. When his folks pass away, he returns to his hometown to sell the family farm. Complication comes in the form of Tucker, much older and proven enemy of Patch. Or is he? Tucker turns out to be on Patch’s side, and the two find some smokin’ hot reasons to be together, but can any relationship like this really work?

Now we get to the meat, so to speak. Patch Hastle might just be the living, breathing embodiment of you can never go home again. He lives the kind of life that, growing up in Southern New Mexico, I could only imagine by watching it on TV. New York dwelling, sophisticated DJ, jet setting off to Ibiza to do a gig… People only do that in movies, right? Except Damon Suede knows this guy. I think he’s been this guy. So, when Patch comes home to Texas, as readers, we can feel how much he doesn’t want to be there. At all. Not one bit.

Then there’s Tucker. He’s about as down on his luck as a guy can get, and when we first meet him, we only see what Patch wants us to see. There’s a lot of deep East Texas in Tucker, a lot of redneck. I grew up with guys like him, and in order to understand them, you have to see how they connect to the land. There’s more to him than first meets the eye, though, and that’s the best part of this story. How Patch learns to love Tucker, and through him, regains some perspective on the farm, and on how he feels about the Texas dirt.

I think Lickety Split has a lot to say about Texas, and about the people who live there, good and bad. It’s not always comfortable in that sometimes you have to fight to like Patch, and fight to believe he and Tucker will ever make it. Now, it also has the farmboy fantasy in spades, and yeah, the sex left me squirming and flushed, which is just what I want in a book.

Read it.

I bet it surprises you with how it turns all those tropes right on their heads.

Order Lickety Split here!

It will be available March 13 2017

XXOO

Julia

Monday, January 30, 2017

Not Dead

been working on my website with Lex, my designer, on BA's website, and on www.evilplotbunny.com where we sell our self pubbed books. I'm thinking of migrating to a wordpress blog because this one became a place to post about the Torquere debacle. Still not over by the way. Anyhoo, I do love y'all, and hope you'll keep up with me for right now at evil plot bunny and at my more general lifestyle blog, www.twooldbroadsinlove.com

XXOO

Julia