The Romance Reviews

The Romance Reviews

Saturday, November 29, 2014

My Sexy Saturday -Soul Fire

This is my first time here and look forward to seeing all the wonderful snippets from these great writers. I offer you Soul Fire a paranormal historical on pre-order until December 1st. So without further ado here is my offering for this weeks fare.

She couldn’t help but be drawn to him. His massive body hummed with male aggression and dominance, a perfect counterpoint to her femininity. Long, thick hair caught on a small breeze, lifting away from a face of sharp angles and shadows. Moonlight touched upon him like a lover’s hand, casting him in silver, a god come to earth to claim her.
A fanciful thought to be sure, yet by his intense regard of her, mayhap she had the truth of it.
He strode toward her with an unnatural grace, her pulse raced with every step toward her. He reminded her of a predator, more animal than man. Her heart slammed hard against her ribs, her breathing labored as she watched him approach, forced to tilt her head up as he stopped before her. The glen suddenly seemed too small to contain such a powerful being. He slowly held out one hand to her, her eyes riveted to the long fingers. High born, not one of calloused palms from laboring in fields, but smooth, soft.
Her hand reached for his of its own accord, watching as his swallowed her much smaller one. Warmth spread from her fingers up her arm as he pulled her up to her feet with a gentle tug. His nostrils flared as she stood mere breath betwixt them.
A rumble rose deep within his chest and she trembled. Not from fear, nay it ’twas desire which throbbed in exquisite anticipation, her body pitched upon a precipice from which there would be no return. The hunger from moments ago flowed hotter; his male scent of windswept seas and cedar mixed with an undertone of musk caressed her.
A moan escaped her as she took him into her lungs, her body softening, her core turning into molten liquid. Her ears roared as blood surged through and scalded her veins. Her body prepared for his, even as her normally logical mind struggled to reason through such a reaction with little luck.
The only clarity she could summon held sway of her emotions, for in the very marrow of her bones she knew this male was hers. If only for Beltane. The gods saw fit to give her a gift. Drakkan spoke of being the hope of his children. She would grasp this with both hands, hold it tight for this one moment, and have the memories to warm her on lonely nights. For once, she would take something for herself and face the consequences on the morrow.

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Pick Me Up Monday-Have a wonderful Thanksgiving

Happy Monday!

This reminded me so much of my oldest dog Baby that I had to share. 

It's the time of year where  family and friends come together in celebration of all the things to be thankful for.  Time for wonderful food, good conversation

Now I am not, or ever will be fond of the game. Yet, I can't imagine a Thanksgiving without one or more games going on while I am in the kitchen. Just like Macy's Thanksgiving day parade, it wouldn't be a holiday without this very American staple. So enjoy those special to you, eat till you're stuffed and remember the laughs to store away for future years. Hold those you cherish close and be sure they know you love them. Life is short and every moment is precious.

On that note I will very quickly and with all my heart wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. May it be filled with laughter and good food.

Save me some turkey if you will. I never have enough left over for a good old fashioned turkey sandwich. Lol!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Pick Me Up Monday-Countdown to Soul Fire Release!

Happy Monday!

The release date is set countdown has begun

Soul Fire will be out on December 1st on Amazon. This is the first book in my new series and I'm thrilled with the way it turned out. If you like shape shifting dragons, Celtic gods and historical settings then this may be what you have been waiting for. 

Crispin, king of a shape-shifting race known as Drakkan’s children has little hope left for his dying race. Without females for his males to mate with, their extinction is assured. When the mating fever grips him, he knows his time can be counted in days before he goes mad and must be destroyed.
A woman who holds the key to a race’s survival.
During the Beltane Ceremony, Aslynn Durry is one of the chosen by the god Drakkan and the Tuatha de Danann to save the shape-shifting race. Within a secluded glen Aslynn and Crispin, unite for what they think is one night of celebration, only to find both of their destinies’ are woven together.
An old enemy rises from the pits of hell to have his revenge.
The Fomorians have bided their time to strike. The alliance between the Tuatha de Danann and the great dragon god Drakkan has given them the chance they need to satisfy their thirst for revenge.

Crispin and Aslynn find themselves pawns in an ancient war. Can they survive long enough to defeat the Fomorians? Or will the hope for Drakkan’s dying children be destroyed?

Be sure to check my Facebook postings for more information on the my latest release and how you may win a copy of this in e-book!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Pick Me Up Monday-Series Launch Around the Corner!

Alexander Skarsgard.

Happy Monday!
I couldn't resist this beautiful picture of Alexander Skarsgard. He changes my whole view on blonde men.
Hope your day is off to a grand start, mine is clipping right along with the first book in my newest series, Soul Fire due out in December.
After considerable debate I have decided to self publish this one as an exclusive on Amazon. We will see how things pan out. If things go as well as I'm told, I will be using them moving forward. 

In other news HMK is starting up a new monthly meeting for writers and aspiring writers. I am hoping to establish a strong presence in Las Vegas area for all writers to come, learn and share. The only requirement is that you must write. 

With Soul Fire ready to leave the nest I am finishing up the second book in the series and will be releasing it early next year. Not too far away from the first book's release. I will have much more on both of these books in following blogs, at this time I must get back to it. No matter how much I entice those darn elves the refuse to write this darn book for me lol!

Have a wonderful week and a great Veteran's Day. 

Monday, November 3, 2014

Pick Me Up Monday - NaNoWriMo Shannan Style

Happy Monday!
Here is a little inspiration for my fellow authors. Boy, my muse is singing to me now lol!

As the title of this post says, November is national write a novel in a month (NaNoWriMo) Although I have not participated in this, I still use this month to work on not just one story, but several others in the hopes to have more than one ready for release in a reasonable time frame. 

So the Shannan style of this is simple. Write like hell, when you get stuck on one story, switch to another and go back and forth with each story until they are done. Yep, it works for me, and I know their are others who do the same, so it's not anything unique. 

I am working on my much neglected Firestorm novel and a contemporary erotic short story which I have in process already. It is my first contemporary, which I do find...different. Laughing, my heart will always belong to the dark paranormals who stalk the night, dangerous and oh so alpha. 

Well I best be back at it. Have a wonderful week and I'll touch base next week.