Best of Both Worlds
“Okay, what’s the story. You’re a guy, and you’re writing… romance?”
It’s a question I hear often. Every convention I attend or speak at I get that suspicious stare followed by the inevitable… “Why?”
So in answer to the first comment. Yes, I am healthy American male in good shape and though no longer youthful, still in the prime of my life. And I write novels that contain that to use the publisher’s words, strong romantic elements.
I have coined what is probably not a new sub-genre but I’ll pretend it is and call my novels romantic thrillers. Does this let me off ? Not entirely, since romance is not an afterthought in my work but an integral element… as is the thriller. Hey what’s a good book without an exquisite damsel in distress? Read More
Futuristic, Fantasy and Paranormal
Best of Both Worlds
When I wrote Love by Premonition, my goal was to have the story feel like a sassy contemporary. Although it’s a paranormal romance (amongst other things) I didn’t want this particularly story to read as overtly fantastical—I wanted it to feel like if you met my characters in real life, their quirks and gifts would seem like perfectly normal things. And maybe readers would wonder, “Hmm…could I have a little something extra, too?” Read More
Special Sneak Peek!
I’m thrilled to announce the release of my latest addition to the “By Moonlight” series of dark paranormal shape-shifters: PRINCE OF SHADOWS. Here’s a teaser to whet your appetite:
She felt Cale recoil when she seized his hand. Before he could react, she dropped to her knees, pressing her cheek to his knuckles so he’d feel the heat of her tears. Read More
The Gypsy Way
I am such a television freak. I watch everything from reality television to documentaries on ancient Egypt. Actually, the inspiration for my new series came from My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding and the glimpse it offered into the traveller way of life.
I sat there one night watching the preparations for this amazing wedding and wondered what if this secretive society was guarding an even bigger secret? The idea just wouldn’t go away. Over the next couple of days, I kept coming back to it. What if?
I searched Ireland’s history and came up with the legend of the Tuatha De Danann and suddenly it all made sense. Why not have the travellers hiding a group descended from the original Tuatha De Danann? Why not have the Tuatha De Danann use their magical abilities in a “Carnival of Wonders”? And every mythical group needs an adversary; why else would they have to hide? And of course there has to be a love interest just to complicate things more! Read More
What if a man had two souls? This was the question that popped into my mind and began the quest to discover the story of Tienan and Janay, who are the hero and heroine of KARMA AND MAYHEM, a paranormal-fantasy-romance published by Soul Mate Publishing.
Of course, that initial question led to asking who could have two souls and why? And that quickly took me to my future Earth world of Zantharian warlocks and witches, whose souls are symbiote-veeds that give them special powers. Thus Tienan is the warlock, who is also a Guardian, a lawman investigating a series of diabolical murders. His veed is the wise, voice of reason, Zad, who takes the shape of a white lion. Read More
When Lycans and Magic Mix, Love is the only answer.
I had so much fun writing this story. Brencis and Meadow continued to delight me while they found a way for a lycan who is allergic to magic to mate with a witch.
My Magic Mate – Excerpt for RomCon.
Brencis “Bren” Solovyov, Siberian lycanthrope, stared in horrified fascination and amazement at the petite woman who clerked at Magic Herbs. Today, her hair was purple and stuck out like spikes in all directions. Maybe it was supposed to match the net tutu and purple, sparkly fairy wings she wore or possibly the combat boots. He shook his head in confusion. Every time he came into the store, the girl had on some outrageous costume. What would she look like without a crazy getup? Read More
The Challenges and Rewards of Romantic Dystopian Fiction
When Harlequin Luna invited me to contribute a novella to an anthology called 'Til The World Ends, I was thrilled with the invitation, and slightly intimidated by the genre. I write urban fantasy and the anthology has a dystopian theme. I've been reading dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction for years, but I'd never tried writing it before. Enjoyment of the genre gave me confidence I could create a good story, but what surprised me were the revelations I made in the process.
Medusa, serpent-goddess, executioner of men, scourge of Kisthene’s plain, stabbed a clawed finger in my direction. “Tell me the truth, human,” she hissed. “No more lies.”
I straightened my spine and fought the urge to rub my temples in a most unprofessional way.
Why did the gods have to be so dramatic?
Medusa coiled on the examination table in front of me, wearing a light blue open-backed gown. She stared at me, her eyes glowing red as her clawed hands shredded the white sanitary paper. Read More
During a day-trip with my family I ran across a quaint little shop in the North Georgia Mountains where the shop owner offered Fairy Doors for sale – tiny doors, eight to ten inches high. Along with the Fairy Doors came every imaginable fairy charm offering for your garden, yard, and home – miniature benches, chairs, garden tools, houses, you name it, they were there.
The idea the shop owner pedaled was, if you place Fairy Doors out on your property
fairies will come through the magic portals to visit. If they are pleased with your offerings, they’ll hang out and protect your property. How cool is that?
Initially, I found myself entranced. Then the Muse in me reared his head and snapped:
“Hey! What if you invite those guys in and they have mischief planned?” Read More
A Tiger’s Claim - Ashwood Falls, book 1
By Lia Davis
Publisher: Fated Desires Publishing
As the Alpha’s only daughter Shayna Andrews has always been treated like a rare gem, protected like royalty, and she’s suffocating. Her longing to be independent has driven her to sneak out one evening after dinner. After relishing in being able to run free without an escort, she finds herself face-to-face with the enemy, miles from home, and nearly loses her life until a lone wolf comes to her aid. Read More
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