Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Four Days Audio Release

Happy release day for Four Days in audio! It's already a bestseller on Tantor and Audible romance/fantasy. Hope you guys enjoy! And for those who haven't experienced audio, you should give it a try! Most of my readers who have are now completely addicted.




Also available where audiobooks are sold.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Cover Reveal: Three Hours

Readers have been hounding me for information on the next Seven series installment. I enjoy suspense far more than I should.

The wait is over. 
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“People are more than who they allow you to see.”
“Not me. What you see is what you get.”




Release date: April 6, 2015


Paranormal Romance, Book 5 by USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR

Destiny will find you

Naya James is a confident woman who also happens to be an exotic dancer. She doesn’t care if people judge her, just so long as they don’t disrespect her. Life has been good, but when two dancers from her club are kidnapped, Naya risks everything to uncover the truth.

Wheeler is the black sheep of the family, evident from his extensive tattoo collection to his dark personality. Nothing like his twin brother, Ben, who can do no wrong. Wheeler’s pack loyalty is put to the test when Austin orders him to act as a bodyguard for a woman he’s despised for years—one who presses his buttons every chance she gets.

A dark secret unravels, uniting two enemies and threatening to fracture the brotherhood of the pack. A tortured soul, a violent past, a fiery romance, and a shocking twist that will leave you breathless.


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BETA COMMENTS:

"Love isn’t perfect, and relationships don’t work without trust. If you have both, well, boom goes the dynamite."

"I was totally blown away."

"One of the most moving chapters of any of the books, I think.  I went from laughing, feeling their heat, smiling, into being close to tears by how emotional that moment, and that discussion was for both of them. I came close to losing it."

"Naya is instantly relatable. She takes no prisoners."

"Wheeler’s story was powerful and well-developed."

"Massive spark, gotta love a spark and these two had sparks in spades."

"Words are failing me on how much I loved this book. When I say I devoured this book I mean I DEVOURED it. BRAVO lady, BRAVO."



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“Maybe fire and kerosene don’t go together for a reason.”

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

What's Next?

So I had a really good question come up from a reader who wanted to know: "After the Seven Series ends, do you plan on writing another series that follows one character like you did with Silver?"

The short answer is yes.

I thought it would be a good time to talk about my plans. Although they haven't been a secret, some of you are new reading/following me and might not be aware.

THE MAGERI SERIES centers around one main character, and we follow her journey through each book in the series. This is an urban fantasy romance.

THE SEVEN SERIES centers around one main character in each book, which changes through the series. The overall story, however, involves the same characters who live in the same pack or are in the same city. This is a paranormal romance.

Even though the Mageri Series has developing romance, I consider it urban fantasy because of the theme and the fact I could have easily written the story without all the romance. There's enough plot and worldbuilding going on there that it would work. The Seven Series falls under the umbrella of paranormal romance because the intention is for there to be a coupling and HEA. It wouldn't work without the romance.

Because of the differences, there are readers who prefer one over the other. Thankfully, so many of you love both, just in different ways. I love that I can develop a crossover here and there, and that they all take place in the same familiar world. But I'm very aware I have readers on both sides of the fence, and because I enjoy writing in both genres, I want to be able to supply wonderful stories to each of those readers.

I'm currently working towards wrapping up the Seven series, a side Seven world novel, and then a Mageri world novel. My next big project after that will likely be urban fantasy.

I cannot speak to how much romance might (or might not) exist in this series, only that it will center around one main character through each book. I'm fairly certain you can count on there being a degree of romance, but it's much too early for me to even think about that since the books need to be heavily developed. I hope readers refrain from comparing future books to my past books. They will all take place in the same world, but they will stand on their own. I want to give readers new experiences, new characters, and new adventures. I have a couple of already-written (and unfinished) series' in mind, but I need to get through what's currently on my plate before I'm at the point where I can move forward with decisions on where I'm going next.

Lots of readers want to know if I'll have more crossovers. Maybe. Same world, but I can't write a book about everyone, and I have to be very careful that the crossovers are necessary, because as I continue to write in this world, those appearances and timelines become extremely complex and could come back to bite me. Documenting all the important facts in each book and for each character is very tedious, and it's important to me that I don't end up writing myself in a corner. Popular series authors talk about these errors all the time, and it's something many have done. We're human.

I also plan on writing more paranormal romance, so I hope you all stick around and stay on my mailing list for updates.

This might also be a time to mention that the Seven series is not going to be predictable. I think readers are having fun plotting and planning who is next and what's going to happen, but don't get too comfortable. This story took on a life of its own, and I had to stay true to it. I absolutely love where it went, and hope readers have that same feeling when they complete all the books. I wrapped up the Mageri series in the best way for that story, and writing an epilogue on every character might have been cheating you (and myself) out of a possible opportunity to learn more in other books, as we recently found out in Four Days. But I pushed suggestions at the end that were obvious, and I want readers to walk away imagining the characters are still living their lives, with a good guess as to what happened. Christian was probably the only real question mark, and the reason being his place was never with Silver. He is on a journey of his own, and he's one character I hope to revive in the future.

 I'm so grateful for everyone who continually wants more and who has expressed how much this series has meant to them. It means I did my job at bringing these characters to life in a way that's left a lasting impression. They've become friends - someone you can't easily say goodbye to, so you revisit them often on re-reads.

I get asked a lot on whether I'll write more Mageri books. As I stated at the end of Shine, it was the end of Silver's journey. I hope you'll forgive me if I don't answer everyone who asks this question. Spinoffs are possible, crossovers are possible, but I can't promise anything. I can only map out my plans a year ahead, so let's just see where the journey takes us.




Friday, February 6, 2015

Three Hours Cover Reveal Scheduled




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Cover Reveal: Feb. 18
 

We're looking for bloggers to help share the cover reveal for THREE HOURS, Book 5 in the paranormal romance Seven Series. If you're interested (or know someone who would be), please use the sign-up form below!

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Three Hours release date

Subscribers to my newsletter found out first. tinyurl.com/darknews

Pre-order is currently not available and will only be made available for Apple, as usual. Once links are live, those will be added to my website BOOKS page, as well as a post, Facebook, twitter, and especially my newsletter subscribers.

The COVER REVEAL and SYNOPSIS are coming soon. I will not be revealing who the book is about until the cover reveal, and I'm currently working out a date for that, so stay tuned.





Just a reminder FOUR DAYS is releasing in audio this month! February 24, so mark your calendars. You can currently pre-order the hard copies on Tantor.com (If you like CDs/MP3s over downloadable audio, this is also a great option since it's possible they'll ship it to you before the release date.) Pre-order should be going up soon on Audible.

Thanks to everyone for your wonderful reviews on Four Days! It's currently one of the top-rated books in Romance because of readers like you! So many readers who weren't happy about a Lorenzo book are changing their tune, and I feel like it's a beautiful story that deserves to be told. Thank you for embracing multi-racial couples, as well as some of the sensitive topics. Without giving away major spoilers, this is also a book that features a disabled heroine, but you'll find that nothing about her is weak.

Love conquers all.