Sunday, December 4, 2016

For the first time: $5.99 Hot Highland Fling in Trade Paperback

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Free lance writer, Ailsa Jackson is finished dating executives. She’s looking for hot sexual fantasies with a man who fits her needs... “All muscle, stamina and no commitment.” The assignment in the UK sounds perfect when she's assigned to interview an American CEO who recently inherited lands and a title in Scotland.

She tosses her inhibitions aside for the first Highlander she encounters--prepared to research all the old myths about brawny Highlanders and answer the age old, burning question: What does a Scotsman wear beneath his kilt?

Colin Fitzgerald knows it's wrong to deceive Ailsa, but he can't risk her discovering his true identity before he seduces her. Unfortunately, he is everything Ailsa hates. Yet if he can become the lover she adores, perhaps he can convince her they're perfect for each other.

He has one night to prove he's no stuffed shirt and three weeks to become everything she desires in a lusty lover. His adventurous lass is imaginative and willing. But can lust turn to love so quickly? And will they be ready for more than a Hot Highland Fling when their time together draws to an end?
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Five Star Reviewed award winning series is now in a single trade paperback. $15.99

Across A Crowded Room Books 1-3 
Innocence Lost, Book 1 While working with the secret International Anti-Terrorist Organization, privately referred to as IATO, agent Jason DesJardin survives the deadly explosion that seriously injures his partner, Harrison James and kills his mentor, Senior Agent Avery Holmes. After discovering evidence of a mole in the organization, Jason goes deep undercover to find the man behind the kill order. Guilt, a dark secret from his past, and the need to protect Avery’s daughter, prevents Jason from returning to Emily and exposing her to the dangerous elements of his job. Instead of being with her, he watches and guards her from a distance, refusing to accept that rejecting her hurts both of them. Emily is ready to prove she’s stronger than Jason realizes. Accepting the man she loves is alive and avoiding her is not an option. She’s determined to finish her training with her father’s black ops organization, IATO, find the answers haunting her past, and once and for all, prove she can take care of herself. When she discovers ties between the old car bombing that killed her father and the terrorists she’s investigating, she finagles an assignment on to Jason’s team and their next IATO mission. She will get the stolen nanotech chip back from the arms dealer looking to broker the secret technology to the terrorists and investigate the contact to her father’s death. 
The Monte Carlo Affair, Book 2 The balance of world power drops into Emily’s inexperienced hands, and she is forced to play a dangerous game of seduction with Mosel Reinhardt, the notorious international arms dealer, while her team and Jason look on. Is Reinhardt peddling the nanotech chip technology, or are Emily’s instincts about him correct? The mission heats up when Jason finds he can no longer resist her—his old friend’s daughter, the agency computer genius has gone femme fatale and she’s too hot for him to handle, and neither can Mosel. The man who’s never cared about anyone or anything actually seems to care about Emily. After years of waiting to have her again, the tables turn on Jason. He’s unwilling to share her with anyone, let alone his oldest rival, even for the mission. But will he be able to watch her seduce Mosel in order to find her father’s killer and stop the madness? Would she stop if he asked her? 
Cyber Seduction, Book 3 Emily and Jason barely escape Monte Carlo with their identities intact after retrieving the nanotech chip, and then once again Jason distances himself from Emily. The continued plan includes enticing Mosel to follow Emily back to Washington, DC where they expect him to meet with the terrorists and their contact. The danger to her escalates but it’s imperative they uncover the mole in their agency. The tables turn on Jason and Emily when he risks everything to get the answers he’s been looking for and is captured. Emily takes a risk and enlists Mosel’s help to save him. As the story unravels, convoluted secrets from the past surface, expose old guilt and childish misconceptions, and finally shed light on old nightmares.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Dear Reader...Thank you. Eliza March

My newest release, Dire Moon from Decadent Publishing, is coming in early 2017. Follow me on my website here and on AMAZON to keep track of my new releases. 

Dear Reader,

This was great fun to write. Two couples fighting their inevitable attraction learn that love is all about being real. They have deadly consequences to face before the Dire Moon rises.

Who can deny the appeal of a Highland shifter with a love of family and sense of honor? He may have started off a bit stuffy, but Laurel pops right through Lucas’ defenses with her innocent ways and her freckled nose. Who knew the big bad dire wolf would have a soft spot for naïve females who know how to handle a variety of weapons and begs for kissing lessons.

Practically situated in my back yard, the HOT MOON RISING series' setting was perfect. (When I first moved to Florida my backyard bordered on an orange grove.) The male antagonist is beautifully evil and the female antagonist is that girl who flirted with every guy you were ever interested in. Enjoy reading about them and remember karma always wins.

Thank you and have a Happy Thanksgiving! ~Eliza

Enjoy this story? Please leave me a review. And I love getting email at: elizamarch@gmail.com

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Insecure Writers Support Group ? of the month...

It’s the first Wednesday of the month when all the IWSGers post on their blogs about their writing insecurities or offer some encouragement to others. If you are new to the IWSG, please check out the IWSG Sign-up tab here.The November co-hosts: Joylene Nowell Butler, Jen Chandler, Mary Aalgaard, Lisa Buie Collard, Tamara Narayan, Tyrean Martinson, and Christine Rains!

November's Question: What is your favorite aspect of being a writer?

My favorite aspect would be the moment  a reader gets so wrapped up in my world and characters that they want to spend time talking to me about them. 

Hey, I love these readers. They get me. I spent years waking up during the night or early in the morning with my characters, laughing and crying with them, living and dying with them. I escaped from my problems by writing these stories, hiding away in my fantasy world. The characters took over the books and molded the outcome. I got to key it into the computer and check for punctuation and spelling errors. 

(Years... Book pirates take note: I spent years working on this book you downloaded for free and share with others.) 

Readers, if you read an author's work and like it, write a review or send a note. Talk to them about it. Believe me, they love it when you do. 

It  feels better than anything to share these moments analysing my book with a reader. Tell me which characters you liked, fell in love with, hated. Explain which events made you ache for the hero, cry with the heroine. Yes, I cried while I wrote it. If you choked up or laughed...I want to know.

So when I get a 5 STAR review, I want to know who you are so we can discuss my story. I love you. Sign up for my newsletter and stay in touch. 

Authors, if you're not getting the love you need ask for it. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Secret Family Recipe at #ElizaMarch.com

Eliza March's Recipe's

All through my life I've traveled. I thought I'd start a list of my favorite recipes from those places but to start, the joint family, arroz con pollo secret recipe is making it's debut.

Visit my website. The new Recipe page is up with the first recipe.

It began as an old Colon family recipe from Puerto Rico on my MIL's side of the family, but my father's family (the Bienvenistas') had a few additions from Spain, so over the years, with additions and modernization, this version became mine. I hope you enjoy it. There are always a few more short cuts you can take. In the old days I made it all from scratch. Now, so many of the ingredients are available in cans and jars this isn't an all day project. I can toss a salad while the pot is simmering and have dinner on the table within and hour. It's tried and true according to friends and family who make it, so enjoy. Make sure you leave me a comment. My ancestors can't wait to hear what you think. Bon Apetit. CLICK HERE

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Hello October ISWG

Fall, by virtue of temperature and a seasonal change, isn't due in Florida until next month. Until around Thanksgiving, our fall in central Florida is barely a drop in humidity and temperatures that don't hit 90. For now, we enjoy one of the best two months of the year. The other is usually March.

My pool isn't closed for the season yet. Because September was rainy and overcast, and the days have shortened, the temperature dropped from hot tub to refreshing, much to my husband's delight. It's still a pleasure to look up from my laptop and view the lush green of my backyard with the sun streaming through the leaves morning and afternoon. The density will decrease over the winter and the green won't be as bright, but my trees never go naked. If I want color there are a few varieties in the area that contribute. After all these years , I still appreciate them and because they are rare they stand out even more. I've come to recognize the subtle seasonal changes without a calendar. The sun comes up in one window in spring and another in fall. My internal time clock sends me to bed as soon as the days shorten. I wander outside in the morning without getting blasted by heat when I open the door this time of year, and even risk picking up the mail at noon.
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But October and fall mean witches and pumpkins and spooky full moons, so not much has changes since I was a kid. I still love writing and reading books with fall or Halloween themes. The one I wrote a few years ago takes place in the fall but isn't about the traditional holiday...it's a fictional story about the real one a coven in New Orleans celebrate. That was fun researching and developing. I read the facts then twist them into my convoluted mind until my story emerges.

Authors what's your process. IWSG

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Insecure Writer's Support Group: Demi Stevens: A 6 Step Guide to Creating a Book Fa...

Here's a link to a wonderful article about gaining visibility. ~Eliza

Insecure Writer's Support Group: Demi Stevens: A 6 Step Guide to Creating a Book Fa...: Readers’ & Writers’ Field of Dreams A 6-Step Guide to Creating a Book Fair As a blogger and writer, you’ve probably asked yourse...

Monday, October 3, 2016

What Happens When #Paranormal #Writers Change the World Rules?

Let's get through the business stuff before you run off to get the first full-length book in my Hearts of Darkness series for FREE  Please explore and follow my fantastic new WEBSITE then read this BLOG today and tell me what you think in the comments below. After you read Defeat the Darkness and love it, (big hugs everyone) please don't forget to leave a review somewhere. GRIN 

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What rules drive the genre of fantasy and paranormal world building? What can an author write without breaking some other author's rules. Who first imagined the vampire? How many different undead rules do we have to follow or can we change them? who developed the idea of  demons? Succubi? 

Before there was Disney there were the Grimm and before there were books to record the stories there were bards and story tellers before them. So who makes world building rules? And if there are rules how does that affect the future of story telling? What happens when boundaries are placed around imagination? What happens to vision when blinders are placed over the visionary's eyes? How do ideas grow in a prison of ideas?

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So for me, the only rules are the capability of my imagination or the ones the reader places on the author. I ask myself, what is the reader willing to accept and what is going too far. But when I use basic ideas from previous world building (since there's really nothing new or unique) how close do the readers expect me to stay to the "rules"? 

Rules for art offend me. "Use complete sentences. Don't use too many exclamations points. Don't make the tree trunks green--they should be brown. Picasso, a woman's breast is not over her face?" I know nothing of music, but I'm sure there have been rule breakers who've moved the world of music forward. Because without rule breakers there would be no change. And without change we couldn't move ... I was going to say forward, but technically, we couldn't move at all. We'd be stuck in one place.

So when readers insinuate all vampires stories must live by the rules established by Bram Stoker I say ... no. We've come a long way with a variety of vampire rules and as the stories grow so do the numbers of changes. And shifters who were once only werewolves, now could be bears or flies, for that matter. (Though I'm a traditionalist and veer away from insect stories ... not that there's anything wrong with them.) Like I inferred -- To each his own.

What do you think? If Karen Marie Moning makes up a word for a sex slave, can no other author use it? Or Kresley Cole's demon series? What about JR Ward's, Black Dagger Brotherhood vampire rules and words? I'm sure Christine Feehan has used ideas from other authors who write paranormal characters but she also has some concepts that are purely her own ... or are they? Then there are action words like "tracing" and "shifting" and "sifting" as well as emotional words implicating relationships such as "life mate" and "soul mate" and "binding" or "bound" can have similar meanings from one author's series to another's. It's okay. Our work grows on the shoulders of others, then we take on the weight of others as they climb upon ours. Readers should not take exception because if you read far enough back in history, I'm sure you'll see similarities to much of what you read today.

I just ran across a book with practically the exact same cover as mine, (imitation is the best form of flattery) the same cover model (which isn't unusual) right down to the addition of a small medallion. I did my own cover art to prevent this, but I guess there's never a way to completely avoid it.

Now if you've read this far, here are your reminders (LOL) ... please leave me a comment ... AND don't forget to get your #FREE copy of Defeat the Darkness. CLICK  Wait ... wait, remember, don't forget to visit and follow me on my website. Stay tuned. I'm sure I'll have something new this afternoon. There's always my Author Page on Facebook if you begin to miss me. I have several works in progress,  a little something for everyone. Have a great week!!!!! (Too many !!!? Who cares?)




Saturday, September 17, 2016

#Books for signing arrived!


It's so much fun getting packages. Here are the books that arrived for the book signing. CreatSpace does a wonderful job with the printing. You can order them directly from CreateSpace or Amazon. Most other distributors carry them too.

Friday, September 16, 2016

I need some followers on my weblog page #ElizaMarch.com


My new website is up and running (No - it's not finished. It's getting better every day though. Be patient, please.) and it's attached to my Wordpress blog. Unfortunately most of my posts over the years are here, as are most of my followers, so if you like hearing from me and reading my posts now and then, why don't you subscribe when you click on the link Eliza March Weblog ?

There's an annoying pop up for newsletter sign up too. I forgot where it is, but if you find it let me know--maybe I can move it or maybe I did. Sign up for my newsletters - I promise to have great deals there for you in the future, and don't be afraid of being spammed...I haven't written one yet so I don't plan more than four a year and that may be a stretch.

I will be continuing my writing tips there, and for my readers there will be advance opportunities to win ARC's.

Thank you for connecting with me at all my locations.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

My new website and blog. Check it out.

Http://ElizaMarch.com it's under construction but you can see the barebones for now and I'll be writing my blog updates so you can see them on that front page...after you sign up for my newsletter. I promise no spam! and only special excerpts and news you can't get elsewhere. 
Right now I'm redoing my 30 year old kitchen. The before's are at the website. Here are the counters in progress.


There's still a lot to do.


Sunday, August 14, 2016

Work in progress - Eliza March


Sneak Peek at one of my works in Progress. If you want to follow the progress of this book, you can sign up for my newsletter.

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Release of the TraigonThe Gemini Prophecy

On the night of the Gemini twins’ conception, Tapestry, the immortal white witch and gifted weaver of lost souls, had been at her magical loom and and had woven their souls. One on one side of the ethereal fabric, and their true life mate’s soul on the other side. Like unto like, each a half of the whole, mirror images of the other. No one understood their true nature more than Tapestry, nor their weaknesses. Each soul reflected but one side of the incomplete image. Each Gemini’s soul only held half of a whole psyche. Once each accepted their other half and embraced their gifts, claiming the full essence of their power, the fabric of their souls would be complete. Only then could the power of their assigned element be returned to the safety of the Stone of Fal.
Jealous gods and other dark entities coveted the elemental powers, and from the beginning of time, these evil beings thwarted the Gemini in their quest. Gruesome tales of psychic mortals being ritualistically tortured and murdered spread, eventually forcing all the Gemini into hiding. After generations of concealing their fae gifts, Tapestry feared they had forgotten their own myth. The true power of the elements remained in stasis awaiting the fulfillment of their prophecy.

Wisely, Tapestry wove the story of the Gemini into an indestructible cloth book and buried it beneath the sacrificial stone in the sacred circle. One day the Chosen descendants of the Gemini would discover and learn from it. Tapestry’s book was the world’s only hope. Since the Dark Mystics had taken possession of the Traighon, no Gemini was safe. Capable of reincarnating through time and space, the Traighon remained on the loose, systematically killing Gemini as they came into their power. While seeking out the Gemini and their descendants, he returned through the ages, time and time again, from the Underworld. Taking all manner of forms, he roamed the mortal world reeking death and destruction for eons. 

Monday, August 1, 2016

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Post 2 Technology, Creativity, Dialogue, Character, and Point of View…and What I’ve Interpreted from Aaron Sorkin

Attention Writers and Authors: This is a long continuation of yesterday's Sunday morning analysis of dialogue, character, and point of view. It’s just some thoughts I put together…It’s not law. If you have something helpful to add, by all means, please leave a comment...

continued from yesterday: What I liked about Aaron Sorkin’s method is the way he mulls the story over in his head, kind of stirring it up in a pot, and then he lets it simmer. Later he may add a second ingredient or third or fourth to enhance the stew. Eventually he has to decide when enough is enough, when the ingredients are just right, when it’s simmered and cooked long enough…when it’s complete.

He’s looking for a finished product that sizzles with great dialogue and a lot of conflict. One thing I noticed Sorkin repeated often is the author creates a character who should have desires and ambition, and in order to make the story interesting you just keep putting obstacles in front of him, ones he has to overcome in order to get to the  next scene. To me it sounded a lot like motivation and conflict. I was touched by the idea that he never really came out and used that terminology. Why? Because sometimes we hear the same thing so often it loses meaning. Instead he insinuated a fresh way of saying throw every obstacle in the hero’s way and watch his character develop as he meets his challenges. Another way of saying GOAL-MOTIVATION-CONFLICT?

Sorkin referred to Aristotle's work, which I admit I was unfamiliar with at the time. But what I did was how much what he quoted sounded much like the things I’ve heard so often from Joseph Campbell’s works (The Hero’s Journey).

So all writing styles may have changed since Aristotle's time, but the theory of writing hasn't changed much. A lot of instructors find ways to say things differently because people learn differently. If one person talks about goal, motivation, and conflict, and somebody else puts it in other terms, you may absorb the information better one way than you would another. The understanding curve changes with the words that are used. Someday (if you haven’t already) you're going to have that “Ah-ha” moment and realize exactly that is what’s happening.

So when I think of Aaron Sorkin I immediately think of awesome dialogue. The man is a dialogue hound. That's what he writes best, and I don't think anybody does it better. He started going to the theater, hearing music in the dialogue. When he began writing plays, the words in the dialogue  intrigued. He claims he is not very good at description. So his description is focused in the dialogue.

 To him it is the dialogue and the interaction that spurs the action, shows the character, challenges the viewer to read more in the character’s words and behavior. In dialogue, the reader or observer gets to know the character, begins to understand what the character is going through by watching his response physically, emotionally, and verbally to those things happening to him and the people around him.

You have to be able to read other people to get what he’s saying because not every character says what he means. Being a good judge of character means that you're capable of interpreting what they're saying and feeling—what they truly mean by their actions.

It's like putting a puzzle together. After you've got the pieces on the table, you're fully capable of matching those pieces together, but you're not going to see the whole picture until you put enough pieces together and it visually begins to make sense.

It’s especially difficult to interpret the characters’ motivation if you're not in that character’s point of view. If you’re writing a novel in a particular character's point of view, the advantage the readers have is they know what the character knows. The reader sees the world and understands only what the point of view character understands and sees.

Books these days are totally different than in the days when they were written in omniscient point of view, where the reader had some person standing above it all who saw and told the story to the readers. The narrator told the readers everything they needed to know about what was going on and about what the characters were feeling. The narrator even described how the characters reacted to each other.

Now, though we use multiple techniques, the most common method is writing a single point of view or two points of view or three points of view, but we stick to one character’s point of view so the reader only knows what's going on through that person. That technique actually brings you closer to the story because it puts you in that person's head, and allows you to understand what how that person, that character, is reacting to the situation he author put them in. It doesn't allow you to actually understand what the other people in the scene understand or  feel unless they tell, or the POV character interprets those things from what they see, hear, taste, touch or smell. The POV character must be the eye of the camera, seeing or feeling or reacting to the situation. It makes the reader take a more active part of the story.

I suggest reading "Maximum Impact" by Editor, Maureen Sevilla to see how to condense your work down to the integral part of the story, and check out her reading list.



Sunday, July 17, 2016

Post 1 Technology, Creativity, Dialogue, Character, and Point of View…and What I’ve Interpreted from Aaron Sorkin

Attention Writers and Authors: This is a long Sunday morning analysis of dialogue, character, and point of view. It’s just some thoughts I put together…It’s not law. If you have something helpful to add, by all means, please leave a comment.

A little about technology and creativity first. Electronic devices can help you be more productive, but they can also hinder you with your work. I think about all the times I'm ready to sit down, and I really want to get into something creative, something that I had planned. I open my computer…

First thing that happens is I have to update something, or I have to make certain that the contacts are updated, or it's asking me a question, or it wants me to do something else. By the time I've gone through all that, I'm totally distracted. So, not having it attached to the Internet doesn't really help. Not having peace and quiet in the house doesn't help. Not getting sidetracked with other stuff around the house doesn't help. The only way to really deal with this is going through all of it making certain you're ready after all your equipment is ready to work for you. Or…

What I’ve started doing is dictating into my phone as soon as I wake up, while I’m making coffee, doing my mundane morning ablutions, and turning on the computer.
That being said I have friends who often write by hand like we did in the old days. We can pick up a pencil and a piece of paper or note pad anywhere and start with our idea immediately without interruption. Now there is the downside. You could break the tip of the pencil or your pen could run out of ink. Other than that, not much else can prevent you from moving forward. Therefore, I always have two pencils around, always have a backup pen, and plenty of paper to jot down my notes, because that seems to be the most effective way of actually writing without distraction from the minute I start. There are recent studies done with students that have determined handwriting notes is a more effective learning tool than keying notes into a tablet. There’s something about physically creating the words on paper that help the learning process. I feel it also helps the creative process. Like sculpting—feeling the object take shape and form.

How do you write? Do you start in the beginning and just think about it? I was listening to writer, Aaron Sorkin yesterday and some of the older interviews on videos that he had done, and I noticed he has a certain method or routine he goes through with all of his developmental writing. After listening to him, multiple times yesterday, I thought it probably was similar to all of our processes.

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He thinks about what he's going to do for a long time, planning it out in his head. I guess that's somewhat similar to the people who want to sit down and do an outline and get it all down on paper in some sort of order. Apparently he can remember exactly what he wants to do. It’s easier for him to move the story around in his mind so he can organize  the plot mentally before he actually sits down and writes the first draft. That doesn't stop him from thinking about the piece that he's going to write while he is watching ESPN and doing other things with his feet up with the music on, but he is thinking about where the story’s going. Sometimes he does mental erase sections, and uses backspace and delete in his head, then goes in and continues to reformat his thought process so he can move forward with the story. the way he wants to be sold and knows the end of the story when he sits down to write it which I think is pretty common to many authors. In my case, when I write, I have some idea where I want the story to go at the end, especially when I write romance. I know it's going to be a happily ever after. If it's part of a series, I know it has to segue into the next book. Continued

Return here tomorrow for Post 2

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

RELEASE DAY Hunger Moon by Merryn Dexter Hot Moon Rising series from #Decadent

Hunger Moon
Hot Moon Rising #7
By Merryn Dexter


Publisher: Decadent Publishing Company, LLC
ISBN: 9781683610700
Word Count: 39,100
Cover Art: Mina Carter


Blurb

A Charming Mask
Troy Lansing, envoy to the Brighton Pack has one mission – to find out everything he can about the new wolf pack living near his father’s territory. He offers the hand of friendship to the Moonlight pack, there’s just one problem. His father isn’t in the business of making friends.

A Stranger with Secrets
Belinda Thomas, omega to the Moonlight Pack is tasked by her alpha to find out the truth behind Troy’s façade. Her omega abilities give her a unique insight into the hearts of other wolves. When she comes face to face with the enigmatic Troy, she doesn’t know what to make of him. Her wolf knows though.

A Forbidden Passion
Bound by secrets, duty and honor, Troy and Bel are drawn to each other, moths to the destructive flames of their passion. They will risk it all for the hunger driving them both.

A Desperate Fight
Can Troy and Bel find a way to save the Moonlight pack from the evil clutches of the Brighton alpha? The final fight for freedom might cost them more than their love; they might have to pay the ultimate price.
  
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About the Author
Merryn Dexter is a military spouse who, after a varied employment career (from selling sandals to old ladies with bunions to being a health and safety coordinator for a construction company), is thrilled to be pursuing her dream career as a romance writer. She likes The Winchesters, Spike, Hotch, Loki and watching complicated European Noir. Her hobbies include crying at books, crying at movies, crying at tv serials (there’s a theme!) and believes all stories should have a Happy Ending.  

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 Excerpt
Wood creaked to his left, and Troy stilled, lowering his feet down from the porch railing. The heavy shadow of the overhang would conceal his presence. Rand had made a point of telling him he shared the home to the right with his mate but hadn’t mentioned the occupant of the cottage on the opposite side. A pale reflection caught his eye, moonlight shining on light hair. The slender figure moving toward the woods paused and glanced in his direction. Bel.
He was out of his chair before realizing he’d moved; the thick railing around the porch was all that prevented him from striding across the open space toward her. Rain pattered against his skin, mixing with the sheen of sweat coating his chest. If she had turned away, kept moving without acknowledging him, he might not have acted. But he’d never know. Instead, she raised a hand to her throat, drawing his eye to the delicate line of her arm, the expanse of bare skin above the low neckline of her simple dress.
Bending his knees, Troy leaped onto the railing, balancing on his toes in a crouch. She turned her head, glanced toward the woods then back in his direction. The last vestiges of the mask of civility he wore slipped away, and he bared his teeth in a feral grin. Do it, he urged silently.
As though she heard his voiceless plea, Bel spun on her heel and made a break for the trees. Growling low in his throat, he sprang from the railing, hitting the ground at full speed. The clouds overhead burst open, turning the gentle patter of rain into a raging torrent, soaking him to the skin in moments. His feet slipped and slid in the long grass underfoot, but he didn’t slow his pace. Diving between a pair of thick trunks, he ducked beneath long curtains of Spanish moss and passed instantly into full darkness. The tangled canopy overhead masked the worst of the rain. Twigs snapped, warning her of his approach, marking her own desperate flight through the woods. Her scent hung thick in the humid air, a blanket of sunshine and sweetbriar.
A twisted root caught his ankle, sending him sprawling forward. Tucking his shoulder, he rolled with the motion, gaining his footing moments later at the base of a small incline. He stood in the bottom of a natural hollow, a clearing in the trees. Bel was less than twenty feet away, clutching the skirt of her dress high as she scrambled up the other side of the hollow.
“Stop,” he growled, forcing every ounce of command he possessed into the word.
She froze, one foot on the crest of the slope. He stalked across the clearing, watching her shoulders heave as she tried to catch her breath. He knew how she felt. Between the thick summer air and the lust coursing through his veins, he might never breathe normally again. The muscles in her calf twitched where her toes braced for purchase on the incline. He’d never spent much time considering the graceful shape of the back of a woman’s leg before. The curve of muscle narrowing to taper into the rigidity of an Achilles tendon, the pregnant swell of a smooth heel, the arch of her elegant instep.
Pausing at the base of the slight hill, he reached for her leg, traced the lean muscle of her calf. He slid his hand higher, watching it disappear beneath the damp hem of her dress. A soft gasp escaped her lips. Bending his head, he nibbled along the defined edge of her calf muscle, burying his lips into the dimple at the back of her knee.

   “Troy!” His name on her lips sounded both a blessing and a curse.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Here are 3 Genres, 3 Heat Levels, and 3 #FREEREADS from ELIZA MARCH for your vacation #IWSG

IWSG

When I have time, I always enjoy reading blogs from our IWSG. I have a few friends among the group, but it's always nice to make new ones.

The IWSG question of the day is "What's the nicest thing anyone ever said about my writing?" As an author it always makes me happy when my readers love my characters, but because I struggle with pacing, telling me you couldn't put it down is the best compliment ever!

Today I'm creating a FREE CODE for THREE eBooks BOOKS and THREE different GENRES available for anyone interested or who wants to share. 

SMASHWORDS Coupon for Karlie's Wild Ride
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Expires: July 16, 2016

Two years is a long time to be alone struggling with a ranch and a broken heart…

Karlie isn't prepared to have her first love show up on her doorstep with a financial offer she can't refuse and a physical promise she hasn’t forgotten. The hunky sidekick Jonathan claims is his partner is charming enough to make Karlie forget why she should turn down their offer, especially when her body sorely wants to try on both men for size. But she needs the help around the ranch and answers to questions she’s kept silent in her heart for too long.
The one woman Jonathan never could forget may not be ready to commit to anyone, but he has other plans. For now, he's willing to help her with the ranch and share her with his best friend, but he's determined to win her back and prove she needs him in her life permanently. Too bad Brad’s playing the role of the charmer so well, because Karlie is responding. In order to win back her trust and the love they shared, can Jonathan admit to his troubled past and the reason he left her once before? Or this time around will Brad’s charisma win out? SUPER HOT EROTIC Romance

DUAL BONDAGE ROPED AND TIED  is the sequel, $3.82 at AMAZON and available also from Bookstrand. $4.99  SUPER HOT EROTIC Romance

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Expires: July 18, 2016

Cyber Espionage Romance Novella
PhD student, Sage Deming committed herself to the NSA, but not until after spring break—her first—hot sun, white sand, and mindless sex, until a series of deadly encounters threaten to interrupt her plans. 
Colonel Ryan O'Malley returns after a two-year deployment with a goal to relax before his next cyber security assignment. Is it just dumb luck he's there when the first hot chick he encounters is almost run down and kidnapped? 
Facing danger and betrayal, Sage and Ryan discover a cyber terrorist plot to keep her from finishing her project for Homeland Security. 
That she's determined to experience all spring break has to offer—including casual sex—strangely rankles Ryan as much as the possibility she's a terrorist target. He's determined to protect her and fulfill her qualifications for that weekend fling. 
Sage finally discovers there’s more to life than work, and more to sex than she's ever experienced, but will she manage to stay alive long enough to enjoy it? If the government and her handsome colonel have any say, she will not only finish her project but she'll also get more than the spring break she's been waiting for. Sizzling Sexy Romance

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Cyber Tracked: The Cobra Project (Kindle Worlds Novella) (IATO Series Book 4) $1.99 KINDLE EDITION

Rowan O'Malley, descended from a long line of Irish Nationalists known for their affiliation with the NIRA, is wealthy, brilliant, and beautiful, but over time she's learned to keep her distance from dangerous men. 
The self-made business woman, and one of the most exceptional cyber hackers alive, dragged herself from the dark net and developed system security programs that can't be broken. 
When IATO [International Anti-Terrorist Organization] discovers what she’s capable of, they need her expertise to protect the international military security programs, but once the news about her new program gets out, there's a billion dollar bounty on her head. 
Cade James is assigned to get to her before the bounty hunters. His orders are to keep her alive and stop her from completing her newest project…or better yet buy it...but to do that he'll need to win her trust and her trust doesn’t come easily. 
The former SEAL has no idea how capable the fragile beauty is, physically and intellectually, but when his perfect fantasy woman is more willing to seduce him before trusting him with her life or her project he’s angry. 
She's going to take some convincing that his black-ops ghost group are the good guys, references or no references, especially since she can't find a trace of them in any government or dark net system. And yet in spite of all that, for once she considers following her heart instead of her head. She hopes she isn't wrong. Sizzling Sexy Romance

Prefer Paranormal? TRY This -

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Expires: July 18, 2016

Possessed by evil, ruled by lust, driven by hunger. Can love defeat the ancient demon and turn darkness into light?

Book 1 - While interning at Tulane, Max's new friend Kyle falls in love with his oldest friend, Shelby. When Kyle travels to the jungles of Guatemala to aid the earthquake victims and is bitten by a rogue jaguar, all their lives turn into the stuff of a bad "B" movie. Back in New Orleans, they're determined to fight the dark demon growing within Max and Kyle. But will the price be too high? Only Shelby can defeat their darkness.  Sizzling Sexy Romance

The entire Hearts of Darkness series is available to BUY