Thursday, November 28, 2013

Who Wants to Live Forever? Guest Post by @anyarwrites

Who Wants to Live Forever?

On the eighth day of pre-release the author gave to me…


Obviously I can’t actually give everyone immortality, but the real question is, would you want it anyway?
One of my favorite shows back in the 80s was Highlander, and one of the episodes that stuck with me was The Darkness, when Duncan MacLeod’s lover, and the love of his life, Tessa was killed. Even now I can’t hear Queen’s Who Wants to Live Forever without thinking about it, and that all came back to me when I was writing Jaguar in the Sun, book four in the Unveiled Seductions series.

Xbal Montegro, the hero of the book, is a jaguar god and immortal. He’s lived for centuries already and there’s no indication that he won’t continue to live until our earth dies…and maybe even beyond. The heroine, Cassandra Solinar, is Fey, with a longer-than-human lifespan, but still mortal. Xbal doesn’t know it, but it’s worse than that, as she’s working through her bucket list. All he knows is he’s heading for trouble and heartbreak.
It wasn’t as though he’d been looking for someone to love. On the contrary, he’d been avoiding just that scenario for a long time. His existence seemed eternal. Hell, he’d been alive for more than three thousand years and showed no signs of aging, much less dying. Twice before he’d loved. His first love had been a human woman whose life, although long by the standards of her kind, had seemed to pass in the blink of his eyes, leaving him grief-stricken for centuries. The second woman had been Fey, and they’d lived happily together for five hundred years. But eventually she too had died, and he’d known he didn’t have the strength to go through that pain again.
Then he’d met Cassandra, and something in her had called to him on the most primal level.
Under those circumstances, really, who does want to live forever? It takes strength and courage to open yourself to love in ordinary life, knowing what heartbreak it might bring. How much stronger would you have to be to do so if you were immortal?
Luckily Xbal is a man of incredible courage and heart, and poor Cassie has no idea what she’s doing when she unleashes his jaguar spirit.
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Jaguar in the Sun
Anya Richards
Book four in the Unveiled Seductions series.
Cassandra Solinar has a bucket list and jaguar god Xbal Montegro is on it. About to undergo an essential rite she won’t survive, she wants to wring every ounce of pleasure out of the time left. Including discovering if Xbal’s sex magic technique is as good as rumored.
It’s no hardship for Xbal to accept Cassandra’s invitation for one erotic encounter, but far more difficult to let her go once he gets a taste of the explosive passion between them. Now he’s determined to hold on to her, no matter what.
Cassie can’t tell Xbal the truth about what she’s about to do. It’s illegal, but without her death the entire world will perish. It’s a job she’s been preparing for from birth, but the loss will be greater now. For in Xbal she finds a soul-deep connection she doesn’t want to lose, and the one thing she made a point of not putting on her bucket list—love.
A Romantica® paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Guest Post: Elizabeth Inglee-Ric​hards #giveaway

The most wonderful time of the year
November is one of the best times of the year.  In the area where I live we have survived the rainy fall and come out on the other side.  The days are crisp, but not overly cold and the sun is shining in a blue sky. 
I drive through the woods on my way to work so I get ample time to see the fall leaves in all their glory. 
The world has on a party dress and all my friends are writing novels. My creativity is finally rebounding from the long hot summer of long work hours.
And hockey season is in full swing.  We are a month in to a long season and the games don’t mean as much yet, every game isn’t do or die the way they feel after January. 
This is the time of the year when I get to take a deep breath and look around and get new inspiration.  I have time to relax a little, take long walks in the woods and refill the well of my creativity. The longer nights give me more time to create. 
That makes November the beginning of my most creative time of the year.

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Dates:  November 11th thru 30th

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Elizabeth Inglee-Richards is a writer of urban, and suburban fantasy. She loves writing about fairies, werewolves, witches and what have you, all set in the modern world. She particularly loves the tension created when the paranormal world touches our real world. Her work is mostly set in Delaware or Massachusetts, the only two places she knows well enough to set fiction.

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Genre: Paranormal hockey romance
Flame rating: Warm to Scorching
Released: 2/1/2013
Publisher: Books To Go Now


In the nineteen twenty’s the world of Ice Hockey was changing forever, spreading south into the US markets. Two young lovers from New Brunswick were preparing to get married when the young man is offered his dream job as a goalie for a team based in Halifax. The couple has no idea what changes they are going to have to make for the team that doesn’t just wear the Hyena, they become the hyena quite literally.


Jennot and I were newly engaged, and he was set to finish school in the spring. I thought at the time, that Raymond had mistaken us for a married couple, but even then it would have been odd for him to approach me first. A man’s employment wasn’t his wife’s place to choose. I didn’t know about Bouda; I didn’t know about anything outside the normal life back then. He and his wife sat near me for the rest of the game, watching Jennot, watching the other boys and― I found out later― watching me.

It was an ugly game. A feud had erupted in the town about something ― I can’t quite remember what now― and many men came to me for repair work. I tended all of them with more skill than I had been allowed to use on my Jean-Mark. I doubted that any of the other men were scared that day.

Back then, there was next to no safety equipment for goalies, and you either had to be very brave or very stupid to take up the position.

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