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New Release – My Stray Cat #paranormal #romance #gay

My Stray Cat

The latest release in the Middlemarch Shifters series is My Stray Cat.

Here is the blurb:

I met a male lion shifter in the pub last night. Not that my father would approve since it reinforces my gay status, but Lucas is incredible. Tall. Golden. Sexy. Our gazes met and we clicked. The evening turned into night. The sex was hot. Intense. Real magic that doesn’t happen every day. Hell, it electrified me. By the time the night was over I craved more…I hungered for a future because it’s no fun living alone like a stray cat. I’m just like every Middlemarch shifter, gay or not. All I want is love.

Note – this book was previously published as Stray Cat Strut.

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Grab Claimed and Seduced for #99c Alpha Spring Fling

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I’m taking part in the Alpha Spring Fling today.

You can grab my book Claimed & Seduced, House of the Cat series, for 99c—a real bargain since it normally sells for $4.99.

Don’t delay, since the sale is one day only.

It’s All About Family

ShelleyMunro_MyScarletWoman_200pxAll the Middlemarch Shifter stories are set in my home country of New Zealand. I didn’t start out to write a series. In fact my aim was to write a paranormal story featuring black leopard shifters. But it soon became obvious that the brothers I’d given Saber Mitchell, the hero of My Scarlet Woman, weren’t there for decoration. The Mitchell brothers were a close-knit family, and all of Saber’s brothers wanted their time in the spotlight. Then there is Emily, the heroine of My Scarlet Woman, who will turn into quite the matchmaker as the series advances. Her presence in the Mitchell family helps to shape many of the Middlemarch Shifter stories.

At the start of My Scarlet Woman, Saber Mitchell is tired of his younger brothers creating chaos in the town of Middlemarch. They and their friends are always getting into trouble. And I mean always! Saber is starting to worry about gray hair and his sanity. Finally the town elders hatch a plan to hold a singles ball. They figure they’ll do a little matchmaking. A few good women will settle the troublemakers right down. But oops! Saber gets caught in his own trap. One glimpse of Emily Scarlet and Saber is toast.

Ten Things About Family According to Mitchell Law

1. Younger brothers exist for the sole purpose of driving their older brothers crazy, and big brothers are excellent targets for teasing.

2. Family members love you warts and all and know exactly which buttons to push to create chaos.

3. Brothers are the best when you need someone in your corner.

4. Big brothers change once they get married—for the better.

5. Sisters-in-law aren’t so bad, especially if they can cook.

6. Try to avoid sisters-in-law who want to make everyone else as happy as they are.

7. Expectation from family members can be tough.

8. Beware matchmaking sisters-in-law. It bears repeating!

9. Family is always there for you, no matter how big the problem.

10. Family is everything. Family rules.

I’m the oldest in my family, and my two younger siblings used to drive me nuts. Now that we’re adults things are much better! Which order do you come in your family? Do your siblings drive you nuts?

Things have changed since you last dated…MY YOUNGER LOVER is out!

My Younger Lover, the second book in my Middlemarch Shifters series is now released into the wild.

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You can grab your copy from the following retailers:

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My Scarlet Woman – Last 2 days for 99c #sale #paranormal

My Scarlet Woman, book 1 in the Middlemarch Shifters series, is available for 99c for two more days, then the price will revert to normal. Hurry or you’ll miss out!

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My Scarlet Woman Purchase links

Amazon US http://amzn.to/1W44Z2c

Amazon UK http://amzn.to/1WQqIqX

Nook http://bit.ly/MyScarletWomanNook

Kobo http://bit.ly/MyScarletWomanKobo

iBooks http://apple.co/1WQqwrO

Meet Emily, new arrival to Middlemarch, NZ #paranormal #romance 99c

Welcome to the small country town of Middlemarch, NZ. I’ve brought a friend with me today—Emily Scarlet.

Excuse me, Shelley. It’s Emily Mitchell now.

Right! Sorry about that. I thought I’d start from the beginning. Why don’t you tell everyone how you first decided to visit Middlemarch?

Sure. It was an emotional time in my life. My first husband changed after our marriage. I was happy playing wife and homemaker, cooking for him and making sure everything was just so while he concentrated on his career. What I didn’t know was that Michael was having an affair with his secretary. I didn’t have a clue. The first I knew was at breakfast when he told me I was boring and he was leaving me for Tessa. Then, a few hours later, the police were at the door telling me Michael was dead. A car accident.

For six months I brooded and one day I decided, enough. The cheating louse wasn’t worth it. I went shopping, changed my hair and swapped my glasses for contacts. A poster for the Middlemarch Singles dance caught my eye and I decided it was fate. The perfect place to find a man to keep for one night of naughtiness. My girlfriend Maggie, who was also my sister-in-law, just about had a cow when I told her what I was going to do. She insisted on going with me and kept telling me I needed medication. She was wrong. It was the best decision ever!

Emily, I know the special man you met that night swept you off your feet, and you ended up marrying him.Tell me about Middlemarch. I know it’s a small country town. Don’t you miss the city?

I adore Middlemarch. It’s home, you know. Why don’t I give you a list of the reasons I love living in Middlemarch? Besides, the next Middlemarch Singles Ball is soon. The ladies reading this might like to attend. http://www.middlemarch.co.nz/events/singles-ball.html

Thanks, Emily! That would be great.

Emily Mitchell’s Top Reasons to Visit Middlemarch, New Zealand

1. The ratio of men to women. There are eligible bachelors in every direction you look. That’s the reason the ball started—to bring more women into the area.

2. A large majority of the men have special abilities. *glances over shoulder* Sorry, I can’t tell you exactly what they are but if you spend any length of time with one man and love is in the air, he’ll let you in on the secret.

3. There’s a real sense of family and community. The Mitchells are a big family, but all their friends are like an extended family. Trouble brings them circling the wagons, I can tell you!

4. The scenery is gorgeous in all seasons and the air is crisp and clean.

5. The town is safe, a good place for kids. *pauses* We’ve had a couple of problems…no, Middlemarch is usually a safe place.

6. The city isn’t that far away. We can drive there in an hour if the need for a fancy dinner or a bit of culture strikes.

7. The Middlemarch Rail Trail and the Taieri Gorge Train bring lots of tourists. They’re both fun activities even for the locals.

8. The local café, Storm in a Teacup, makes brilliant coffee. The meals are excellent too. Of course I am biased since I own the place. (I think Shelley has attached a photo of the real Middlemarch café that inspired her to write Storm in a Teacup for me)

Kissing Gate Cafe, Middlemarch

9. The local pub is a bit rough and rustic, but they serve a good beer. Excellent on a hot summer’s day like today.

10. It’s where my husband Saber was born, and he’s a man in a million.

What is one thing you think you’d like about living in a small country town like Middlemarch?

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One perfect night of passion…

Emily Scarlet’s husband left her for his secretary and died in a car accident—all on the same day. Now, six months later, Emily has emerged from her chrysalis of painful memories. And to prove she has what it takes to attract a man, she’s determined to experience one perfect night of passion.

Feline shapeshifter, Saber Mitchell has a problem with his four boisterous younger brothers. They’re out of control. It’s too late for him, but he hopes to get his brothers mated and settled, and the ball is the place to introduce them to marriageable women.

Unbridled sex is the last thing he plans on, but one glimpse of Emily Scarlet changes his mind. Sex with her is a necessity. They dance. They make love.

One thing is clear—a single night isn’t enough. Saber must have her for his mate, but Emily isn’t so easy to convince…or trust.

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My Scarlet Woman is on sale for 99c at all retailers for this week only.

A Stroll Through the Past

I’ve had a bit of a rough week and took myself off to the doctor today. Since I’m not feeling too clever, I thought it was the perfect time to revisit some of my favorite posts from the past.

1. Classic Romance Plots – The secret of writing a great romance is to take a classic plot and twist it to make the story unique…

2. Penises in Paranormals – the curious case of interesting bits…

3. Gifts for writers – is there a special person in your life who writes?

4. Collaborative Writing Partnerships – the wonderful Josh Lanyon and Laura Baumbach share their experiences…

5. Marcia James shares her views and ideas about promo for writers…

6. Do you like paranormal romances featuring feline shapeshifters? I discuss some of my favorites…

I leave you with a puzzle of sorts. Male writers are from _______, Female writers are from _______.

What would you put in the blank spaces?

Middlemarch, New Zealand

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Things about The Real MIDDLEMARCH

1. Middlemarch is a small country town, in Central Otago, New Zealand. It is about 80 km West of Dunedin. It’s located in the Strath Taieri Valley.

2. Several suggestions exist about how the township was named. One is that Mrs Alice Humphreys, whose husband Edward Wingfield Humphreys owned and had surveyed for sale of sections in this new township, was reading George Eliot’s novel Middlemarch. Another is that the name is from the obsolete English term “march” meaning a boundary – in this case a middle area between two rivers.

3. Middlemarch is the setting for my feline shapeshifter series, Middlemarch Mates.

4. Each year Middlemarch holds a singles dance and a special train (nicknamed the Love Train) carries women and men to the dance from Dunedin.

5. HOW IT ALL BEGAN – the dance.

In November last year our Community Board was presented with some statistics about rural health and other services in this area. As part of her presentation, Pauline Carruthers, the local Plunket Nurse, District Nurse and at that time only local practise nurse in the area, noted that we needed more nurses and made the flippant comment that we should marry some of our bachelors off to some nurses.

The Community Board took the idea one step further and suggested to the local A & P Society that it would arrange for the sponsor of the Dance for its Centenary Show. We contacted Country & City Contacts (NZ) Ltd. They are an Amberley-based dating service that has had huge success in the rural areas, especially of the South Island. Henk & Joy van Leir were enthusiastic and supportive of the idea of publicising the dance as a good place for their clients to meet each other and also some of our bachelors.

6. The area has some rare creatures – the mountain weta, the Otago and Grand skinks and the NZ falcon.

7. The area is also home to the Sutton Salt Lake. The water in the lake evaporates during the summer.

8. There are also special clouds in the area called the Tairei Pet. A cloud formation reportedly found only in one or two places in the world. It is formed by high north westerly winds being forced upward over the Rock & Pillar range – spectacular and unnerving by its sheer size and its association with the high winds.

9. It is the start of the 150km Otago Central Rail Trail, a path that stretches from Middlemarch to Clyde. People can walk, cycle or ride horses along this path, staying overnight at stops on the way.

10. As I mentioned earlier, there’s a train from Dunedin. It travels through the spectacular Tairei Gorge and is popular with tourists.

11. Scarlet Woman, Peeping Tom and Stray Cat Strut are all set in Middlemarch and feature various members of the Mitchell family.

12. Go here to learn about how the series was born, plus there are photos. There are also Middlemarch photos here.

13. Assassin, Middlemarch Mates book 4 is coming on August 6.

Assassin

Here’s the blurb:

Feline shifter Leo Mitchell is the pretty brother who attracts women with ease, but he’s turned picky. He suspects the mystery blonde hanging around Middlemarch is the one for him. If only he could grab the elusive female and seduce her. Oh yeah. He craves some hot, sinful lovin’ with the lady in black leather.

Assassin Isabella Black has harbored a huge crush on hunky Leo for ages. Because the timing sucked she’s watched him from afar, praying another woman won’t snatch the hottie away before she’s free to stake a claim.

Finally the pair meet. Isabella offers her naked body but Leo counteracts with a cup of tea. Seems Leo likes to call the shots when it comes to sex. A day later they’re finally dancing horizontally. It’s smokin’ hot, steamy, delicious—everything she’s ever wanted. Isabella is ecstatic until another assassin threatens to ruin her happiness. It’s life or death now. One wrong move and her secrets will destroy the Mitchells along with everything that has become dear to her…including Leo.

Do you like small town settings or do you prefer sophisticated city settings for your romances?

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