Sunday, May 1, 2016

Happy Release Day! - Undisciplined

Hooray!!! So for everyone who wanted to know what was going on between Gabrielle and Felix during Philip's Rules, here is Undisciplined!  You do not need to read the former to enjoy the latter, or to enjoy Gabrielle's Discipline when it comes out.  This is definitely just a bonus book.  But I think it's a fun bonus book and a good one =)  My beta readers enjoyed getting to know Gabrielle better and, seeing things from her side, they all said they felt more sympathetic towards her bad behavior in Philip's Rules.  I had a lot of fun writing it.  I really enjoy Gabrielle and Felix and I'm having a good time writing their story now... I think this little bonus novella adds a lot even if it isn't a necessary read.

I hope everyone enjoys!!! Remember, the nicest thing you can do for an author is to let me know if you enjoyed it by leaving a review! =)

It's currently up on Amazon and Smashwords, and I will let you all know when Barnes & Noble releases as well =)


Gabrielle Astley is quite used to being an afterthought, a burden, a nuisance. As the only child - and a useless female one at that - to a Baron, she was both spoiled materially and neglected emotionally. After her father's death, his third wife and her stepmother is remarried, to the stern and cold Marquess of Dunbury. Since the new Baron wants nothing to do with Gabrielle, the Marquess is her new guardian and Gabrielle finds herself in London, receiving her debut. Despite this turn of events, she can't quite shake her spite of her stepmother, and her attitude lands her into hot water and her first spanking at the hand of her guardian. 

The Marquess seems eager to marry her off, and Gabrielle has no objection to that goal. London has everything she ever wanted - glamour, excitement, and, for some reason, quite a few people actually seem to like and take an interest in her. When the Marquess' best friend, the rakish Felix Hood becomes one of those people, Gabrielle finds herself hoping for more than just a standard ton marriage... until she begins to realize that he's not interested in her for herself, and his interest may actually be in someone close to her. 

Felix Hood had no thoughts of settling down in marriage - as the youngest of three brothers, he should be the last to wed. However, when he meets his best friend Philip's new ward and is tasked with the duty of helping guard her against any unsavory suitors (as well as guarding Philip's new wife from Miss Astley's waspish tongue), he can't help but be entranced by her. She's not the usual milk and water miss that is served up to the gentlemen of the tongue; she's prickly, funny, and has a touch of sadness in her eyes that he longs to discover the cause of so that he may vanquish it. But he's not convinced he's ready for marriage, and his hesitation over formally courting her leads Miss Astley to turn to her other suitors, making him wonder if she's really worth the chase. 

This novella was written at the request of readers who wanted to know what was happening between Felix and Gabrielle during Book 1 of the Bridal Discipline series, however it is not necessary to read Philip's Rules in order to enjoy this novella, nor is it necessary to read this novella in order to enjoy the upcoming Gabrielle's Discipline. It's just a bonus novella for enjoyment and to fulfill reader's curiosity. 

Undisciplined is approximately 30k words and contains hot alpha males, domestic discipline, and steamy sexual situations.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Undisciplined Teaser

Can't wait to share Undisciplined with everyone!!! Only 10 more days till it's out =)  If you haven't gotten the special pre-order price, now's the time!  It's first few days up on Barnes & Noble and Smashwords it will only be 99 cents on those platforms for long-time Angel fans before the price goes up there too =)

In the meantime, here's a little teaser from it...

Her first kiss left Gabrielle breathless.
In part, because she thought she'd never have one.  It was clear that the Marquess wanted her to marry, but at the same time, he'd made it nearly impossible for her to truly be courted.  Gabrielle's every movement was tracked, by him, his cousins, and - of course - Mr. Hood.  Whom she still determinedly thought of as Mr. Hood, now that she’d realized his attempt at closeness by giving her leave to use his Christian name had meant nothing. 
She'd almost been taken in by his apology and his charm until she'd discovered that he was one of her 'guards.'  Of course the Marquess had asked his best friend to keep an eye on her for the Season.  
It had hurt a great deal, because for a very short time, she'd actually thought that Mr. Hood had been interested in her for her.  When she'd realized he wasn't, it had also made clear to her what a little fool she'd been.  So she'd thrown herself into the attentions of her suitors, and she'd been quite taken with Mr. Pressen.
He was blonde and tall, slim instead of muscular, and wrote her the most romantic letters.  They’d been corresponding for two weeks now and he sent her bouquets daily.  He wasn’t the only one whom she received daily bouquets from, but off all her suitors he was also the boldest.  When they danced, he whispered how he longed to kiss her, to touch her.  He excited her with little caresses that no one noticed.  It was wrong of them, she knew, but also terribly exciting.  
Mostly, his obvious interest helped to balm the wound her childish hopes had suffered in regards to Mr. Hood.
So, with the help of Arabella, who was thrilled by the romantic adventure, Gabrielle had snuck away to meet Mr. Pressen alone, away from the ballroom.  They’d been writing back and forth for a while, although he only occasionally approached her in the ballrooms since her guards were ever alert, and she was both flattered and excited by his attentions.  Going into a dark room with him seemed like an utterly romantic adventure.  While she could still hear the sounds of merriment, the library was utterly deserted but for her and Mr. Pressen.
His lips were firm and gentle, his hands cupping her face, one of them sliding to the back of her neck and making her gasp as his fingers trailed over her collarbone.  As she did so, his tongue slid into her mouth, shocking her.  He tasted of brandy and chocolate, and she felt her curiosity grow as his tongue stroked hers.  This was an entirely new world for her.  It wasn’t unpleasant, although she didn’t quite feel the same excitement that she’d expected to.  Since it was her first, of course it wasn’t exciting, but it seemed to be missing a certain… spark.  Perhaps her imagination had gotten away with her.  It was a very nice kiss after all.
The kiss deepened and she moved closer to him, her lips clinging to his as they explored each other's mouths.
When the door slammed open, she nearly bit his tongue.
"Gabrielle!"
"Fe- Mr. Hood!"  She gasped out, her heart pounding with the knowledge that she'd just been caught... and also fury at who had interrupted her first, magical kiss.  The bounder was standing in the doorway, brow furrowed in fury, eyes ablaze, and with an expression she’d never seen before on his face.
"Ah, Hood," Mr. Pressen rumbled, releasing Gabrielle from his hold and giving him a kind of companionable grin.  "Room's taken, as you can see, if you're-"
With a dull roar, Mr. Hood bounded forward, slamming the door shut behind him, looking like the very devil with his black eyes afire.  He slammed his fist into Mr. Pressen's jaw, knocking him down with one blow, and Gabrielle clapped her hands over her mouth to smother her scream.  She was completely shell shocked as Mr. Hood grabbed her arm and dragged her out to the hallway.
“Mr. Hood-
“Not. One. Word.”  It sounded like he was forcing the words out through his teeth.
“Please… Felix-”
“Don’t you dare call me that right now!”
Gabrielle’s lips clamped shut.  Damn him, damn him to hell and back for ruining her night.  Her kiss.  Even worse, she couldn’t help but examine him for signs that perhaps he was jealous… that maybe his anger stemmed from something more than duty… but then he just handed her off to the Marquess with a succinct account of “what he’d found,” which made her roll her eyes, and then he’d followed them to the carriage, but hadn’t gotten in with them.  He didn’t even said goodbye to her, just to the Marquess and Cordelia.
And on top of all that, she already knew she was going to be ending her evening with a spanking.

Bloody hell. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Bunnies Everywhere!!!

Chasing His Bunny is now available on Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, AND Amazon =)  WOOT!  It's got a couple reviews up (Thank you SO MUCH reviewers!) and people seem to be enjoying it which makes me happy!  It's def a bit different from my usual, but I really had a blast writing it and I'm looking forward to working on the next installment.  If I had to say HOW they're different... I'd say they're a bit lighter and fluffier - like a bunny!

I've been a bit behind with updates about it, I know.  The busy work season has been kicking my butt, and even though it's slowing down now, my brain is still recovering.

In the meantime, I've been doing some edits to Undisciplined, taking lots of suggestions that my super helpful beta readers threw at me to make it more interesting =)  There's only one real spanking scene in it, since it's pre-Gabrielle & Felix's wedding, but it was still fun to write it from Gabrielle's POV.  I've just got one more scene to write before it's totally finished and I can submit it =D I'm SO excited to share it with everyone... even though it's kind of a shorter re-write of Philip's Rules, I'm hoping everyone will enjoy it anyway.  I've tried to include a LOT of new stuff, even though some scenes will be familiar and the dialogue is the same for those scenes.  There's all sorts of completely new scenes from both Gabrielle & Felix's point of views, and a lot of insight into both of them.

My cover artist, RaineyCloud9, is hard at work on the cover for Gabrielle's Discipline, which I'm hoping to have up for pre-order in early May for a June release date =)  Watch the blog for an Undisciplined teaser sometime next week!




Friday, April 1, 2016

Happy Release Day! - Chasing His Bunny

So, as always, no release day is perfect (yay Indie publishing!)  the Smashwords pre-order was a nightmare and the release date has been pushed back to April 8 because of their crazy rules.  I'm never doing pre-order through them again.  Barnes & Noble, which didn't have a pre-order option, is (as usual) lagging behind.

HOWEVER, Amazon is being amazing and working perfectly.  I think?  If anyone has any trouble, please let me know since this is my first time doing the whole pre-order thing =) 

I'm dying to know what everyone thinks, so if you have a minute or two to write a review or send some feedback, that'd be amazing!

If you didn't pre-order, no worries, you can now read a sample before purchasing! 

 
Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BOABMPG
The bunnies are coming...
Bethany Bunson, her brothers, and her sister have been prisoners for seven long years. They've been experimented on, tested, and changed - all of them can turn into monsters. So when a band of shifter soldiers show up and save them, it's kind of a mixed blessing, especially when the leader of the shifters claims he's her mate. Yeah... she's a 23 year old virgin whose never had a real boyfriend. The whole "one guy forever" thing is just something that she's not ready for, no matter how good he smells. However, Mr. Not-Gonna-Take-No-For-An-Answer doesn't seem like he's going to give up that easily.
When the government hired Steele Raymond and his soldiers to recover stolen research from a compound, they had not been expecting to find prisoners there, and he definitely hadn't been expecting Bethany. The alpha of a motley pack of mixed shifters had given up on ever finding a mate. The kind of independent, strong women he was attracted to always found him too bossy, too alpha, too protective, and preferred to not deal with him at all. Lucky for him, Bethany is exactly the kind of female he's always wanted, and isn't just someone he's dating and hoping to bond with, she's his fated mate. Most shifters give up on ever finding their fated mates, but it's his lucky day... even though she's clearly going to require some convincing. But he's got the biological urge of the mate bond and some serious tenacity on his side. Bethany's going to be his - and he's going to protect her and her family from the evil bastards who have been keeping them prisoner and experimenting on them.
Chasing His Bunny is a full-length novel, approximately 43k words long, with a HEA, and has an alpha male and a seriously sassy female who spend some time heating up the sheets in vivid detail.

Monday, March 28, 2016

200 Likes = Chasing His Bunny Teaser!

I hit 200 likes today on Facebook

Kind of a big deal for me.  I'm honestly thrilled that 200 people enjoy my writing enough to follow me on Facebook and check out what I have to say there... I'm honestly not sure it's often all that worthwhile although I at least try to keep it entertaining!

I know with 100 likes I did giveaways, etc. but my brain has been dead and I've had no time to prepare, but this still deserves something special!  I'll do a giveaway when I get to 250 =D  Today, I'm going to do what I said I wouldn't and post a teaser for Chasing His Bunny, which releases in just a few more days!!!! 

Thank you all SO MUCH for reading, following, commenting, and just in general being wonderful fans.  I hope you enjoy the teaser and that it gets you even more excited about the upcoming book!


"Mine."

"What?"  Bethany barely had time to jerk in surprise before her brothers had created a fortress of flesh between her and Mr. Suddenly-Acquisitive.

"Excuse you?" Brice growled, and she didn't have to see his face to know that he was glaring at the other man.  "What did you just say to my sister?"

Ugh.  It sucked being so much shorter than her brothers.  They were like mountains.

"I said-"

Big, unmovable mountains.  Whose ticklish spots she was well versed with.  The big guys squealed as her fingers stuck into their sides, shocking their audience as they jumped out of her way.  More than one soldier brought their weapon up again, obviously nervous, until Alpha Asshat turned and snarled at them.  The weapons were hurriedly lowered.

"What did you just say to me?" Bethany demanded as she shoved her way past her brothers.  Brady put his hand on her arm, trying to tug her back behind him.  Without even looking, she bent his finger back while simultaneously stomping on his foot.

"Son of a bitch!" He muttered, shaking out his hand.  Beside her, Brock and Brice were shifting into place, making themselves honor guards since it was obvious that she wasn't going to let them be a barrier.  The injured Brady had moved back a step, but Bethany was willing to bet he'd just put himself into position to protect the less combative Bailey.  Totally acceptable.

Mr. Still-Needs-To-Answer-The-Question looked at them with something akin to amusement.  So glad she could provide entertainment.  She glared at him, ignoring how utterly delicious he looked with that tiny little smile on his mobile lips.  

"I said, what did you just say to me?"

That smug smile faded as his eyes moved away from her brothers and back to her.  How flattering.  "You're mine.  You're my mate."

Bethany snorted.  "I most certainly am not."

While she’d been born a human, everyone knew exactly what shifters thought about mates.  She didn’t remember much, but she knew that mates were a forever deal.  Yeah, not happening.  She wasn't ready for a mate.  Hell, she wasn't ready for any kind of committed relationship much less one that couldn’t be ended.  She was a needy, lustful, and eager young virgin who had been cooped up in a cage for far too long.  There was no way she was just going to hop into bed with the first guy that wanted to claim her and stay there.  Although, she had no objections to the hopping into bed part.  That was the good part.

"Yes, you are," the man growled, looking even less patient.  He thrust out an arm.  "Smell me."

The scent of man, pine, and something wild, like a cold night’s frost filled her nose.  Her nipples got even harder and her pussy creamed.  She was totally on board with the sexual reaction - if he wanted to play hide the salami she knew a few good hiding spots – but the rest of it?  Nope.  Yummy smells or not, tempting or not, monster inside her insisting “mine” or not, she was going to be a free-wheeling, commitment free (at least for a few years), little sex machine.  That was the sum of her current relationship goals.

"Whoop-de-do," Bethany said in a bored voice.  She’d gotten pretty good at controlling her reactions while she was in captivity; the bland face was the easiest to maintain.  Don’t react so that they don’t know they’re getting to you.  "You smell good.  You can't be the only man on the planet with that particular attribute."

Something beeped and one of the soldiers looked down at a device they were holding and then back up.  "Steele, we need to move."

"Shit.  Fine, let's get going, we'll sort this out later," he said grimly.  His gaze caught Bethany's.  "And we will be sorting this out later.  Now come on."

Stepping forward he reached out to take her arm, and of course, got himself a bloody nose for his trouble.

Friday, March 25, 2016

One More Week!

Only a week away from the release date for Chasing His Bunny!  Pre-order now for the special 99 cent price if you're a Kindle reader =)  (other platforms will get three days of the 99 cent price upon release, before changing to the $2.99 regular price)


I'm SO excited to share this story... it's one of the most fun ones I've ever done writing-wise, in large part because I think Bethany (the heroine) is the most sassy character I've ever written.  And I feel like that's really saying something.  lol.  I do love the sassy characters and the growly alpha males, what can I say.  It was also fun and a challenge to write my first shifter novel, since it means that each main character has a secondary consciousness that also has to be considered.

A huge thank you, as always, to my faithful and incredibly helpful beta readers and my talented cover artist RaineyCloud9.  Can I just say how much I fucking LOVE this cover?  Like seriously!  Look at the bunny sitting on the Y!  And the Wolf C! How did she even do that?!  It's so amazing!

While you're waiting for that, I have a new story up on Literotica, Maid for Trouble.  First chapter in a short serial that I'll be doing for the website =) Spank-y, BDSM-y, coercion-y, Victorian era stuff.  Writing stuff for Lit always helps my brain relax from writing the more plot / character driven stuff that I do for the novellas / books.  Sometimes it's really nice to just write straight-up sex scenes without having to delve TOO deeply into the other stuff.

I am struggling through the last few weeks of my day-job's busy season.  UGH.  I cannot wait to be back to five day work weeks.  My brain is completely melting down lately.  There's not much more to go, but at the same time, the days that are left are going to be the craziest as everyone sprints towards the finish line.  BAH.  My writing has trickled down to a much slower pace, but that's okay because I still have two books coming out in the next two months so I feel like there's a bit of a buffer, which is WONDERFUL.  I'm really enjoying doing the pre-order thing.  I didn't think I would, but it's actually super helpful.  One of my beta readers caught an inconsistency between Undisciplined and the work I've done on Gabrielle's Discipline and I was like SWEET, I can actually go back and change what I've done in Undisicplined, since I haven't finished editing it anyway, instead of having to entirely rework GDs!

GD is really coming along nicely.  I've still got some work I'm doing on Undisciplined (editing and adding in some scenes that the beta readers requested / suggested), and I can't wait to share both.  I think that Undisciplined really helps make Gabrielle more of a sympathetic character (I swear, she really is) and I'm having a lot of fun with her and Felix butting heads in GD.  In some small ways they remind me a liiiiiittle bit of Edwin and Eleanor, but with some pretty key differences.  Too much fun!

Anyway, I hope everyone has a great weekend.  I'm off to see Batman vs. Superman.  So far I've heard very mixed reviews but hey... I saw Batman & Robin in theaters, this can't be any worse!  Plus... WONDER WOMAN!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Now Available for Pre-order: Undisciplined

Amazon was a little bit slow, but Undisciplined is now up and available for pre-order!!!

You can thank all the readers who requested more information about what was happening between Gabrielle & Felix during Philip's Rules for this little novella =)  It will be released on May 1st.  I had a lot of fun writing it and getting into the nitty gritty of what was going down between these two, which has been very helpful in getting into their characters as I begin working on their book!  I'm about three chapters in to Gabrielle's Discipline and really happy with how it's going so far.  I'm aiming for a June / July release date for that one, and then I'll be back working on Stronghold.

Gabrielle Astley is quite used to being an afterthought, a burden, a nuisance. As the only child - and a useless female one at that - to a Baron, she was both spoiled materially and neglected emotionally. After her father's death, his third wife and her stepmother is remarried, to the stern and cold Marquess of Dunbury. Since the new Baron wants nothing to do with Gabrielle, the Marquess is her new guardian and Gabrielle finds herself in London, receiving her debut. Despite this turn of events, she can't quite shake her spite of her stepmother, and her attitude lands her into hot water and her first spanking at the hand of her guardian. 

The Marquess seems eager to marry her off, and Gabrielle has no objection to that goal. London has everything she ever wanted - glamor, excitement, and, for some reason, quite a few people actually seem to like and take an interest in her. When the Marquess' best friend, the rakish Felix Hood becomes one of those people, Gabrielle finds herself hoping for more than just a standard ton marriage... until she begins to realize that he's not interested in her for herself, and his interest may actually be in someone close to her. 

Felix Hood had no thoughts of settling down in marriage - as the youngest of three brothers, he should be the last to wed. However, when he meets his best friend Philip's new ward and is tasked with the duty of helping guard her against any unsavory suitors (as well as guarding Philip's new wife from Miss Astley's waspish tongue), he can't help but be entranced by her. She's not the usual milk and water miss that is served up to the gentlemen of the tongue; she's prickly, funny, and has a touch of sadness in her eyes that he longs to discover the cause of so that he may vanquish it. But he's not convinced he's ready for marriage, and his hesitation over formally courting her leads Miss Astley to turn to her other suitors, making him wonder if she's really worth the chase. 

This novella was written at the request of readers who wanted to know what was happening between Felix and Gabrielle during Book 1 of the Bridal Discipline Series, however it is not necessary to read Philip's Rules in order to enjoy this novella. 

Undisciplined is approximately 30k words and contains steamy sexual situations, hot alpha males, and just a bit of discipline.


In other news, I submitted a story to Literotica last night, so hopefully that will be up within the next couple of days =)  Also, newsletter receivers got the one and only teaser for Chasing His Bunny yesterday... I am so excited for April 1st this year!  (and I swear, even though it's coming out on April Fool's Day, it's a real book!).

I'm really excited to be able to start doing pre-orders... I'll admit, I didn't initially feel like it was that great a thing, since I was all about getting my books out as fast as possible, but it's really giving me the opportunity to do more editing / clarifying of the story that might not otherwise get done.  I think it's going to make for better books overall and hopefully everyone will be happy with the end product.

Also, as always, a HUGE thank you to RaineyCloud9 for the gorgeous cover!