xmlns:og='http://ogp.me/ns#' Kryssie Fortune: June 2018

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Should I be Scared?


Recently,  I’ve learned something unsettling
The werewolves are closing in.
There are historical reports of one in the Scarborough Area, just fifteen miles from my home.
A Wereolf was first sighted in 1150. It had glowing eyes and smelt terrible. Note to all werewolves – if you want in my books,  bathe.

In 1800 it held up a stagecoach heading for York. I’d never considered a highwayman werewolf on horseback with his mask and pistol before. That’s just too strange.

In 1970 the werewolf attacked a long-distance lorry driver.
Then, in May 2016 a werewolf was seen in Hull. That’s about 30 miles south of my home. Click the link for details.
Three miles down the road from my bungalow, there have been werewolf siteings. I won't go near Danes Dyke after dark.

But are they closing in? 


Should I be scared?


I’ve always been a big fan of Werewolves. Not the hairy, uncontrolled violent type, though. I'd rather they kept their distance, please. 

 I like mine to be alpha male warriors who drip sex appeal. 
I’ve read so many shifter books, and loved them all. I started to work out where my Werewolf obsession started.

A Hunger Like No other (The Immortals After Dark Series Book 2)
I blame Kresley Cole and her Immortals After Dark. After reading the Book One in the series – A Hunger like No Other, I was hooked.
 Needless to say, her hero is a werewolf. I love the dark edges and damaged psyche she gives her characters.

When I wrote my first paranormal romance, it was a given that my hero had an alter ego – one with fangs and fur.








That’s when Caleb the Cold and my 
Scattered Siblings was born.





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Blurb

Sylvie's more human librarian than half-blood Fae princess and she definitely prefers books to men. Then, she learns her unwanted Lykae fiancée is marrying someone else. If she doesn't stop the wedding, the Fae will resume the border war with the Werewolf nation. A high-handed Lykae security guard blocks her every move, and when her plans go awry, she's kidnapped, stripped, and bound for his pleasure.

Caleb the Cold, King of the Lykae, will do anything to make his younger brother's wedding special--even pretend he's a security guard and kidnap his brother's former fiancée. Punishing her is pure pleasure, until he realizes she's his mate. Now he needs to woo the woman he's tormented to the edge of madness, but is it too late to claim her heart, and make her his? 

Excerpt from To Wed A Werewolf

“L-look,” Giles stammered, “I never went back to the damned Fae court, and as far as King Leonidas is concerned, me and Sylvie are still betrothed. Why do you think I wanted to get married in the mundane world? We both know the Fae never willingly leave their kingdom, so what happens on earth stays on earth. Okay?”

Caleb’s savage primal form raged to the fore. Eight feet of fur, fangs, and fury towered over Giles—and it wanted blood.

“And when”—Caleb roared—“did you decide to screw over the entire werewolf nation?”

Giles’s eyes widened, but rather than go toe-to-toe with the Lykae king, he scuttled backward across the ground like a crab. His beta nature turned his words into a whimper. “Caleb, please, I’m a lover not a fighter. You’re the alpha warrior Father chose to lead the nation, and I’m the beta disappointment he despised. Daphne deserves the best, and I honestly didn’t think the fairies would give a damn about some ancient betrothal neither of us wanted.”

“Traitor!” Caleb’s beast snarled. “You broke moon-kissed vows. The Fae could call in the other nations—the vampires, ogres, and witches—and they’d bloody decimate us over this. Traitors die hard. And they deserve to.”

Giles almost wept. “Brother. You’re my loving brother. Remember?”

The beast wanted to bite and claw, to break bones and bathe in blood. Caleb almost surrendered to his primitive instincts and let his primal beast take full control, but he might never find his way back.

Concentrate on Sylvie. Keep control. Don’t take Giles’s throat.

A fierce inner battle raged inside him, and while his fury still drove him, he shoved his inner beast back into its cage.

“I should kill you now,” he growled—gentler, but still in primal wolf form, “especially since I gave you an out. Give me one good reason not to gut you and send your entrails to the Fae king as a peace offering.”

Giles turned green beneath his spray tan. “Perhaps, because it would be messy? I ballsed up, but Daphne won’t let me do anything stupid again, and Sylvie’s been a trouper the way she pretended she didn’t give a damn.”

For the first time, Caleb wondered if his brother had broken Sylvie’s heart. What if she preferred Giles’s easy charm over Caleb’s ferocity and carefully considered emotions? Furious, confused, and mourning for the love he thought he’d lost, he tipped back his head and howled at the moon.


Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Vengence is MIne by Kat Henry Doran #contemporary #romance #trilogy




Vengeance Is Mine
 a contemporary romantic trilogy 
by Kat Henry Doran

Kat Henry Doran has put together an incredible list of prizes for this tour. They are just beautiful! Please use the RaffleCopter below to enter. Join us on an exciting tour of great blogs to read more about Vengeance Is Mine, interviews, and guest posts. Remember you may enter every day for a chance to win the prizes. You may find the list of tour location here and you will also find pictures of the prizes here too. 
Blurb:
Ever think about going back to study hall to face down the school bully?
The mean girls?
The brainless jocks who made your life a pure misery?
For Dru Horvath, gypsy orphan turned Pulitzer Prize winning photo-journalist; Rafe Archangeli, Scourge of Summerville who now heads a multi-million dollar trust; and Fiona “Fat Aggie” Thorpe who recreated herself into an A-list model with her own A-list agency, the opportunity to exact revenge is too good to pass up.
Will they find the vengeance they crave?
Or something more valuable?

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Excerpt:
“Tough way to find out about the other woman.”
“Other woman, hell,” Dru groused. “The assistant was some young stud from Tommy's gym with abs to die for.”
With that. she side-stepped him and reached for the knob on the bathroom door.
Fast on his feet, Rory's counter move brought them nose to nose. “Play much poker, Horvath?”
“I don't know what you mean.”
“Before you started trash talking the cheating ex-husband, your face lit up like the Fourth of July. That tells me you've got something stashed in the tote. Until you let me look inside, it stays out here.”
Clutching the canvas tote to her chest, she sneered, “The only thing in here is my outfit for tonight's event. If you think I'd go naked, one of us is a couple fries short of a happy meal.”
His response came in the form of another gimme motion with those thick, blunt fingers. “How about I close my eyes if I encounter any lacy unmentionables?”
“As if.”
She knew the instant he found the back-up phone. The screw-you look morphed into a smirk. “It's not smart to mess with Homeland Security, sweetie. Those guys eat small rodents for breakfast.”

Author Bio:
Legal nurse consultant, victim advocate, sexual assault nurse examiner Kat Henry Doran and her alter ego, Veronica Lynch, has been there and done that--many times over. She often travels to the wilds of Northern New York State, witnessing the wonders of mother nature at her best. From the shores of Lake Ontario and the Saint Lawrence River to the historic Adirondack and Catskill Mountains, she creates stories featuring strong women and the men who love them.
When not writing, she can be found lashed to one of her sewing machines--or chauffeuring the four brightest stars in her life: Meredith and Ashlin, Owen and Kieran.

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Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Seeing Ronnie - Romancing the Coast Book 1 #paranormal #contemporary #romance

Media Kit – Seeing Ronnie
Romancing the Coast, Book 1
by Libby Campbell



* Ronnie’s an ice maiden but Del knows how to defrost her.



Blurb:
As a social blogger, Ronnie Flynn—aloof, beautiful, cool as a cucumber—is desperate to get to the
society event of the year: Simon and Sadie’s engagement party on Seguro Island. No surprise that her
name isn’t on the guest list, but as always, Ronnie has a backup plan. A plan that involves the
handsome Del Franklin.
Del agrees to a swap: Ronnie gives him the scoop on his estranged wife’s dirty secrets and he takes
her as his date to his boss’s party. The handsome, buff man of Italian descent makes only one
condition:
Ronnie better be good. No snooping. No manipulating. No digging for dirt. Or else.
With crossed fingers, and in spite of Del’s threat of putting her over his knee for disobeying, Ronnie
‘promises’ to be a good girl. Right. She’s not worried about Del. Her code of Keeping a Healthy
Distance will protect her heart, and her backside. She’s too wily to get caught, anyway.
Ronnie sees. Literally. She can channel people’s feelings and see into their hearts. All her life, she has
been hiding this secret weapon—her psychic ability—because what she sees is often too hard
understand and impossible to share. If she can handle that secret, surely she can handle Del
Or can she? He’s not like anyone else.
Nothing has prepared her for him. She shouldn’t react like this to his dominance. She’s an independent,
wealthy woman in her own right. No man will tell her what to do. Yet, there is something about this
sexy dominant Latin lover that makes her pulse race.
Will Ronnie allow Del to break her Code of Keeping a Healthy Distance?
Will seeing Ronnie open Del’s eyes to a new world? Will the two of them ever see life the same way?

Publishers’ note: Seeing Ronnie is intended for adults only. Spanking and other sexual activities
represented in this book are fantasies only, intended for adults. Nothing in this book should be
interpreted as Blushing Books’ or the author’s advocating any non-consensual spanking activity
or spanking of minors.

* Part beauty, part beast, Ronnie needs to be tamed. Del knows just how to do that.


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* Ronnie’s personal life is a desert. Del is a rainmaker.

Excerpt
When you’re with me you will be polite and well mannered. Agreed?”
“Agreed.” Ronnie nodded soberly to show her good intentions, but under the table she crossed her
fingers.
“You better mean that.” Del drained his coffee cup and levelled his eyes at her. “Because if I catch you
prying or snooping—doing anything outside the bounds of good manners—there will be
consequences.”
“Consequences?” Ronnie licked a drop of tea off her lips.
“Serious consequences.” The corner of his mouth lifted in a crooked smile. “I will turn you over my
knee and paddle your bottom until you beg me to stop. And then I will spank you some more. Do I
make myself clear?”
“You do,” Ronnie whispered. A damp flutter clenched between her legs and she pressed her knees
together as if she could lock out the desire that suddenly sent her blood boiling. No one had ever
threatened her like that before. Worse still, it was as though he was the one with the gift of second
sight, as if he’d read her secret intention to ignore everything he’d just said. She glanced over her
shoulder to see if anyone might have heard his sultry caution. No one was paying them any attention.
The very worst part was that she had no idea how she was going to turn off the part of her personality
that wanted to know everything about everybody. She’d been accused of living through the dramas
of other people’s lives and there was more truth to that than she cared to admit. Her own life was
dishwater dull and she kept it that way so she had energy for her work as gossip queen. More
importantly she kept her life orderly so that there was no mud that could be slung her way. She twisted
her tea cup to avoid looking at Del.
“One last problem.” Del spoke as calmly as if he hadn’t just suggested the most erotic thing anyone
had put to Ronnie in ten years or so. “I haven’t made a booking and I’m sure every hotel and
B&B on the island will be full by now.”
“I have a place we can stay.” Ronnie forced coolness into her voice. She didn’t say it’s a fabulous place
and it’s for sale. She’d only seen it in pictures but if it was half as good in real life, she planned to buy
it.
That was her secret and she wasn’t sharing it with anyone. She held her expression impassive.
“You’ve got a place on Seguro?”
“I wish. This place belongs to friends, but we can use it this weekend. I also have ferry reservations
to get us there.” Even if she didn’t get an invitation to the Jacobson bash, she’d planned a weekend
on the island to test drive the lake house.
Del lifted an eyebrow. “Separate rooms?”
“Absolutely. I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
The memory of the warmth and strength of his hand in hers made her think that sharing a bed with
Del Franklin might be pleasurable. The idea of being turned over his knee made her legs tremble. But
none of that was going anywhere. She indulged herself in little fantasies from time to time, but she
never acted on them.
Ronnie had sworn off men a long time ago.


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Don’t miss these other great titles from Libby Campbell and Blushing Books:


The Simon in Charge series:
Simon Says (Simon in Charge, book 1)
Winning Sadie (Simon in Charge, book 2)
Sadie Says I Do (Simon in Charge, book 3)


Prairie Promise – short story, in A Spanking Good New Year anthology


Libby Campbell, mischief maker and dreamer - bio

Libby lives on the West Coast of Canada with her husband of over twenty-five years. An avid reader,
she savors books that feature strong, independent women and the loving men who challenge them.
She loves mountain hikes, deep bubble baths, and all animals, but particularly small dogs with big
attitudes and big dogs who think they are lap dogs. A woman for all seasons, Libby is happy cuddling
in front of a winter fire, watching a summer sunset, listening to birds in the spring and walking in the
autumn rain.
Optimistic by nature, Libby wants a solid HEA in her reading and her writing. She hopes you will
enjoy escaping to the dream worlds where she spends far too much time.
Follow her on Pinterest to see the images that inspire her characters and the worlds they live in.

Connect with Libby Campbell on social media:


Visit her website and blog here: Libby Campbell
Follow her on Twitter: @LibbyC26

Monday, 18 June 2018

The Billionaire’s Club - Limited edition Billionaire romances. #kindle #givaway #99c


The Billionaire’s Club
A Limited-Edition Collection of Billionaire Romances
Including Stories from Nicole Morgan, Krista Ames, Jan Springer, Robin Michaela, Madison Michael, Lita Lawson, Nikky Kaye, Diana Bocco, Kris Jayne


The authors of this collection are giving away a Kindle Fire with Alexa. There will be a chance to enter every day so be sure to follow the tour to learn more about each book and enter for your chance to win this awesome prize! You may find those locations here. 


About The Billionaire's Club:
High stakes, risk takers, and power-wielding billionaires. This set will take you on a ride of romance, seduction, and games of wealth and fortune. Find out what happens when these powerful men meet their match.


Dex: The Spencer Family Saga 1 by Nicole Morgan
When you’re a Spencer, sometimes the price can be higher than you’re willing to pay.
Website: nicolemorganauthor.com


Playing with His Heart by Krista Ames
Will playing with his heart break hers?
Website: kristaames.com

The Billionaire Boyfriend by Jan Springer
Lily finds pleasure in the arms of two sexy billionaires.
Website: JanSpringer.com


Stealing the Billionaire’s Heart by Robin Michaela
A jilted bride’s best revenge is finding a better man.
Website: RobinMichaela.com


Desire & Dessert: A B&B Billionaire Romance by Madison Michael
Can they forge a business merger and a personal one too?
Website: MadisonMichael.net


Ice by Lita Lawson
Diamonds. Billionaires. Who knew working undercover would be so sexy.
Website: LitaLawson.com


The Billion Heir by Nikky Kaye
Welcome to the first meeting of the Billionaire Book Club—because even the wealthy need help to read between the lines.
Website: NikkyKaye.com


LUKE: a Forbidden Lust novella by Diana Bocco
Losing it all might just be worth it.
Website: DianaBoccoBooks.com


Snowbound Siren by Kris Jayne
A seduction. A secret. A steamy, snowbound adventure.
Website: KrisJayne.com

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Saturday, 9 June 2018

Amazon Author Academy #books #authors #seminar


Last Tuesday, I visited the Amazon Author Academy. 

There were tips on how to write a best seller. (Don’t we all want that?) 
Author talks and tips on marketing followed

I went in blind, not knowing what to expect. Gosh, was it slick and professional. Amazon did us proud.

The day started with coffee and a mingle. I met the lovely Maureen Barkworth who’d flown in from Spain to attend. She hopes to publish her psychological thriller soon. I also chatted with Colin Youngman - a man with six thrillers already on Amazon. (If that’s your reading thing, please check him out.)
DEAD Heat: A killer's mind unravels

Darren Hardy, UK manager of KDP Direct hosted the day. Amazon had invited representatives from a couple of writing organizations to attend. Margret Skea spoke about the Society of Authors. Paul Teague followed her and talked about the Alliance of Independent Authors. (Allie) They were good to listen to, and maybe one day I’ll join. Right now, I’m not convinced. Perhaps that’s because I regularly meet with amazing writing friends. It’s good to support each other.

Next, Amazon had arranged coffee and cake.


After the break, LJ Ross spoke about her best-selling romantic suspense thrillers. Not only do they sound amazing, but they are available on Kindle Unlimited. That’s my reading sorted for a few weeks. 


Turn of the Tide (The Munro Scottish Saga Book 1)



Margaret Skea spoke about researching and writing her 
brilliant historical fiction. 
I thought I wrote slowly, but Margaret is happy with one book a year as long as it's well researched.






Paul Teague, from Allie, told us about Crime thrillers.He's a man on a mission. He wants to earn enough from his writing to quit his day job and travel. Looking at his author page, he's well on his way to reaching his goal.




Finally, David Leadbetter gave a short talk on his UK #1 Bestseller in Thriller and Action/Adventure. He had such confidence in his writing that he quit his day job before publication. It certainly paid off 






The four of them were inspirational.


Amazon provided a delicious lunch of various bowl foods. (It felt like being at the royal wedding reception since that’s Harry and Megan served.)

The short afternoon session was dedicated to making it happen. The same four authors told how they burst into the bestselling charts. They tweeted and facedbooked. Once they’d built a fanbase they could interact with, they put out snippets of their work. 

Every one of them put their books on Kindle Unlimited. They used countdown deals and giveaways to pique interest. Of course, they’d all built email lists to contact their readers. I know I should do the email list thing, but goodness is it hard.

Questions and answers followed. One on one, David Leadbetter told he outsources his formatting and gets sent his mobi copies from Lion Heart Galleries.

Amazon provided wine and soft drinks so we could mingle, discuss and consider everything we’d heard during the day.


I went not knowing what to expect. I came away buoyed up with renewed enthusiasm.

If you get the chance to attend am Amazon Author Academy, grab it with both hands. It’s a brilliant day and you are sure to learn something.The four of them were inspirational.