Dear Reader: I’ve been busy this summer writing a novel and a book on writing fight scenes. First came Master of Desire, the next book in my Mageverse series, out now.
For half-Sidhe billionaire Conal Donovan, rich people problems include an ex who’s an evil Fairy goddess named Siobhan. When Siobhan sends a team of werewolf terrorists to kidnap and torture him, he’s rescued by Helena Baker, African American, former FBI agent, and wolf-shifter. But Conal’s not out of the woods, because Siobhan has sworn to kill him, his sisters, and all his Sidhe friends. He and Helena decide the only way to protect the innocent is to focus Siobhan’s vicious jealousy on them by pretending to be lovers.
Helena Baker’s best friend is a gun inhabited by a retired death god, so she can handle werewolves. She’s less sure about the handsome white guy with the talking phoenix and the relentless commitment to protecting his sisters. Especially considering that she’s in her Burning Moon -- the werewolf version of heat. Her pheromones make Conal just as interested in her as she is in him. But is their growing love real? And what will happen when the hormones wear off?
Love really shouldn’t be this complicated.
Buy Links: Amazon | Apple | Kobo | Changeling Press (B&N Link coming soon.)
I’ve also been busy adapting my class on writing fight scenes into a book from SavvyAuthors.com, a terrific site for writer education. It’s called How to Write Fight Scenes: Write fights that excite—even if you don’t know a right cross from a left jab.
Every fiction genre has certain scenes peculiar to it you have little use for if you write something else. Historical romance novelists don’t pen many space battles, just as authors of high fantasy have little occasion for BDSM club scenes.
But every genre writer needs to know how to write a good fight, whether it’s a duel at dawn, a zero-gravity brawl between aliens, or United States Marines hitting Omaha Beach.
In this book, I break down how to construct a fight scene point by point using YouTube videos and the basic principles of combat. I discuss how to create motivated characters in a desperate struggle for survival that will have readers and editors alike on the edge of their seats.
Here's an excerpt.
And I’ve got a brand-new audio book out.
Master of Seduction is the first of the Merlin’s Legacy series, a spinoff of the Mageverse books I wrote for Berkley Sensation. I’m thrilled to announce we just released it in audio with a wonderful narrator, Ada Sinclair, who does an incredible job with the story. I couldn’t be happier with her performance. In fact, we were so pleased, we gave the book a brand-new cover.
Take a listen!
If the audiobook is successful, we’ll put the other Merlin’s Legacy novellas in audiobook
Master of Seduction Links: Audible | Changeling Press | Amazon | Nook | Kobo | Apple
Master of Seduction
Rachel dreams of becoming Magekind. First she must prove herself to the vampire sent to seduce her.
All her life, Sheriff’s Deputy Rachel Kent has dreamed of becoming one of the immortal Magekind witches who protect humanity from itself. But first she must prove herself to the handsome vampire whose job is to decide whether she’ll become a danger to those she’s supposed to save.
Nathaniel Alard is a Court Seducer who has been sent to trigger Rachel’s witchy transformation by making love to her three times. The problem is, gaining such incredible powers may drive Rachel insane and force Nathaniel to kill her. Otherwise she may kill him -- and anyone else who gets in her way.
Nate vows he’ll only agree to complete Rachel’s transformation if she proves she can be trusted with the powers she’ll gain. But as he tests her -- and makes love to her with every test she passes -- mutual lust becomes something more. Will love be enough to save Rachel’s sanity?
Master of Seduction Excerpt
We’ve also done an updated print version of All Wrapped Up, which includes my short story, Blood Service.
Here’s the buy link from Amazon.
Have a wonderful holiday season and a terrific 2021!