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The Dragons Are Here! Enticed & Seduced Cover Reveal and Early Purchase Bargain

Enticed & Seduced

Woohoo! I’m excited to announce a new release in the House of the Cat series. Enticed & Seduced is Kaya’s story, and it’s available now.

Here’s the blurb:

Some days, getting out of bed is a mistake…

Kaya Ignatius loves her job, working as part of the Indefatigable crew. But this isn’t a normal morning. Gryffnn Drake, a hunky dragon shifter, has a problem with another clan and wants her to act as his betrothed. It’s a chance to smash a dry spell and help the man who has become a good friend. After all, what’s not to like about steamy sexual encounters?

But everything after that is downhill.

She’s slimed by a stinky plant, her brother arrives with bad news and dumps a huge, scary responsibility in her lap. Suddenly, her life is full of drama and nasty surprises.

Gryffnn has always lusted after Kaya, but she only saw his older brother. Now things have changed, and he has a plan to capture the sassy Kaya and woo her to his way of thinking. A move by an opposition clan forces him to escalate his romantic plan. Things proceed well until the past struts in to say hello and creates havoc with his love life and his dragon clan.

Never mind bed, Gryffnn and Kaya are too busy putting out dangerous fires and trying to stay alive to worry about the future…

I’m doing things differently with this release. You can either pre-order Enticed & Seduced from Amazon for $3.99 (release date 19 July 2018) or you can buy the book directly from me at a new release price of $2.50. (available until release date)

The steps to buy the discounted book:
1. Purchase here https://payhip.com/b/bhe8
2. Scroll down past the cover and click Buy Now
3. A checkout window will come up. Click Continue to Paypal
4. If you wish to pay via Paypal enter your password details and complete the payment.
5. If you wish to use a credit card click on Pay with Credit or Debit card (below the Paypal password box)
6. You will be directed back to Payhip once you’ve paid for the book. If you wish, you can download the book here OR
7. Five minutes after your payment goes through, you will receive an email from Bookfunnel and you can download the book to your device from here.

I highly recommend using Bookfunnel since they offer help if you have trouble downloading a book or if you lose your book for some reason, you can contact them for a replacement.

Note: If you’re a Kindle Unlimited subscriber, Enticed & Seduced will go into KU after release day.

Betrayed & Seduced – New Release and Giveaway!

It’s so exciting to finally have another release in my House of the Cat series. BETRAYED & SEDUCED is out today.
I also have an associated giveaway, and the prize is a package of New Zealand goodies.

Betrayed & Seduced Release Day Giveaway

Grab your copy of Betrayed & Seduced

Enter the Betrayed & Seduced Release Giveaway

Romance with Muscle #smtmuscle!

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I think every romance reader enjoys a cover featuring a sexy male. I’m part of a group of authors who are doing a joint promotion with 99c and Free books. But the catch is, every cover features a shirtless hero.

Yay! You can view the selection of sexy muscles here. And just a note, you’ll find contemporary, historical, sci-fi and paranormal muscles. Something for everyone. *grin*

My contribution is Stranded & Seduced, and for a short time you can purchase this book for 99c instead of $2.99

Go forth, shop and enjoy the scenery!

Reivers in Hunted & Seduced #paranormal

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When I was working through my edits for Hunted & Seduced, my editor asked me about my use of the word reivers. Did I mean Reavers, the ferocious race, that featured in the television series Firefly? And wasn’t I spelling it incorrectly?

No, I answered. I mean reivers.

When I started writing the House of the Cat series, I dipped into my past travel adventures in Scotland and decided to invent a race called the Scothage. In Claimed & Seduced one of Keira’s employees comes from the planet Scothage. He looks after her livestock and wears a leather kilt.

In Hunted & Seduced, I again dipped into my Scottish memories and introduced a group of reivers who came from the planet Scothage.

Reivers were cattle thieves. They roamed the border region of Scotland from the 13th to the 17th century, raiding and plundering cattle. The reivers stole from their Scottish neighbors and also traveled across the border to plunder the English. Their main motive was to make money.

One of the most well-known reivers was Rob Roy Macgregor, made famous in the books written by Sir Walter Scott. The truth was romanticized in Scott’s novels and Rob Roy was portrayed as the Robin Hood of the far North. He was captured in 1727 and sentenced to transport to Barbados. Eventually he was pardoned, and he gave up the cattle rustling business to live the rest of his life as a law-abiding citizen.

My reivers are baddies who earn their living by stealing or capturing other spaceships for profit. In this case, they bite off a little more than they can handle.

So, there you have it – the story behind my reivers.

Read an excerpt for Hunted & Seduced

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.

Wicked Alphas, Wildest Nights #paranormal #newrelease 99c

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SPEND THE WILDEST NIGHT WITH SOME VERY WICKED ALPHAS…

Wicked alphas reveal their wildest sides in this red-hot collection of short-n-sexy paranormal romance scenes. This limited-edition anthology of 18 ALL-NEW and EXCLUSIVE STORIES features werewolves, dragons, bears, leopards, vampires, cowboys, shifters, and more. There’s no better way to sample the latest works from your favorite authors and discover new must-reads by bestselling authors and exciting up-and-comers in sizzling paranormal romance!

Perfect for paranormal fans!

Wicked Alphas, Wildest Nights

is out today.

Purchase this box set now for 99c

Two New House of the Cat releases!

I have two new releases in my House of the Cat series – a celebration for my birthday. Party smile

Hunted & Seduced is out on 8 December and Festive & Seduced is out on 9 December.

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Note – Festive & Seduced is also available in the Naughty, Nice & Paranormal box set.

Happy birthday to me Winking smile

A New Christmas Story

I thought I’d share the cover for Festive & Seduced, a Christmas story that is part of my House of the Cat series.

Festive & Seduced

What do you think?

Make it a Paranormal Christmas

If you enjoy paranormal romance and like to get into a festive mood by reading a few Christmas stories, then I have a treat for you.

Naughty, Nice and Paranormal and the sister box set Sugar, Spice and Shifters is out today. Both box sets are 99c and feature 15 stories. That’s 30 sips of Christmas paranormal magic for $1.98.

I have a House of the Cat story in Naughty, Nice and Paranormal. Learn how Camryn, Ry and their friends spend their first Christmas on Viros.

Naughty Nice and Paranormal

Sugar, Spice and Shifters

Purchase Naughty, Nice and Paranormal and Sugar, Spice and Shifters and start your romantic and relaxing journey toward Christmas Winking smile

Horses and Captured & Seduced

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We always had horses when I was a child growing up on a farm. My father bred horses for polo and purchased a thoroughbred stallion for this purpose. The horse’s official name was Grey Cavalier and as the name suggests, he was a blue/grey. My father used to take us to the thoroughbred yearling sales, and we’d sit there quiet as anything, frightened to move in case we purchased a horse during the auction by mistake.

The breeding and pedigrees of the thoroughbreds fascinated me, and I used to study the sale catalogues and the family trees of each yearling. All thoroughbreds originate from three stallions, which were brought into England and bred with larger British mares. The stallions were the Byerly Turk, the Godolphin Arabian and the Darley Barb, and all thoroughbred horses have one of these three stallions in their pedigree.

Later on, when I started going out with my husband, he and his father were part owners of a race horse called Paul’s Gold. As a result I attended the races quite often and cheered on Paul’s Gold. She won lots of races and was eventually sold as a broodmare.

Fast forward a few years—well, quite a few, actually—and I was in the planning stages of a sci-fi/paranormal romance. I wanted an Earth heroine and an alien hero, but I struggled to find a way for them to meet. I didn’t want your basic kidnapping, so I needed to decide on a reason for the hero to capture and kidnap the heroine. Suddenly, inspiration struck. I decided to make my heroine a jockey and my hero in need of someone to train his hell-horse for a special race called the Dowry Derby.

Of course, my alien horses are very different from Earth horses, and Camryn, my heroine, has a big challenge in store for her if she wants to train a hell-horse ready for the race. The aliens have promised to return her home, but only if she helps them win the race.

Here’s the blurb for Captured & Seduced:

A shapeshifter and a wizard slugging it out, an alien world and a hell-horse…

Jockey Camryn O’Sullivan is an alcoholic on a downward spiral after the death of her husband. When aliens kidnap her, she’s both terrified and reluctantly fascinated by Ryman Coppersmith. She’s positive the weird attraction to her abductor is an anomaly. Something to ignore. She’ll train the aliens’ horse and they’ll return her home. Simple. There’s no need for sex or a stubborn male kitty-cat to replace the precious memories of her husband.

Murder. Betrayal. Banishment.

Feline shapeshifter Ry has experienced treachery of the worst kind. When his foster brother—the man who betrayed him—proposes a wager on a hell-horse race, the lure to clear his name is irresistible.

Camryn’s arrival triggers a jump in his already overactive sex drive. It’s a struggle to keep his hands off his beautiful captive. Something in his mysterious feline background compels him to chase her and the passion firing between them soars out of control. Ry doesn’t understand the mechanics of their attraction but knows he can’t afford to lose Camryn…despite his promise to return her home.

To learn more or read an excerpt visit the book page for Captured & Seduced.

Have you been to the races before? Did you want to have a pony when you were growing up? And did you read books about ponies? (I sure did!)