All posts by Shéa MacLeod

Author of urban fantasy post-apocalyptic scifi paranormal romances with a twist of steampunk. Also rather fond of lemon curd, mushroom pizza, disco, and Ancient Aliens.

What To Read Next: Sexy Little Snippets

Looking for something new to read? Well, have I got some goodies for you. From paranormal to contemporary, sweet to sexy, the ladies of Indie United have got you covered when it comes to romance.

Here are some snippets from several novels, many of them on sale! Like a book? Click on the banner and it’ll take you where you need to go.

Shoulshifter by Shéa MacLeod
Shoulshifter by Shéa MacLeod
Touching Fire by Airicka Phoenix
Touching Fire by Airicka Phoenix

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K Pinson Talks Romance and Oreos

Kate Lynne UsedI love meeting other writers and I recently met the awesome, talented romance author K Pinson (who also writes erotica under the nom de plume Kate Lynn). We had a chance to sit down and have a chat. Being the nosy git I am (and because I love ya’ll!), I asked her a few questions. 

1. What is your book about?

In Spades is about a woman that was physically and mentally abused by her father at a young age. She finally gets out of the situation but returns when she hears that her mother gave birth to a new baby. She attempts to steal her, only to be almost beaten to death by her father. He takes his own life and the mother’s. The baby and her survive. She gets custody and raises her like her own. She decides it’s time to have a little fun…has a one night stand with a handsome lead singer of a rock band” In Spades” and the rest is a rollercoaster ride to the finish.

I also write an erotica series under pen name Kate Lynne… They have crazy twists and turns as well. I can’t really describe them, you’d have to read. The main character is the toughest female I’ve written thus far, though. She uses anyone and everything to satisfy her cravings.K Pinson Spades

2. Why romance?

I find beauty in the breaking. I honestly think that love is one of the strongest forces only next to hate. It can make people do crazy things. I like to get inside minds and find out how to give my characters the happiness they deserve. I want to be able to show those doubters that it is possible to turn something positive and to never give up.

Ryan Guzman

 

3. If you could pick any actor to play your hero, who would it be?

Ryan Guzman

(I would like to inject here and say “YES, PLEASE!!!” LOL)

 

 

Bonus Question: What’s your guilty pleasure?

My guilty pleasure…..is Oreos…esp dipped in….chocolate milk.

K PinsonBio:

I am 23 years young. I love to read, write and sing. I am an manager for an assisted living program. I have high hopes to get my degree in Music Therapy as I enjoy helping people. I have a crazy cockapoo dog that I consider my bratty child. I’m from MI born and raised, never really traveled anywhere else but would love to someday.

Twitter: @KatelynnPinson

Email: authorkpinson@live.com

What To Read Next: Bird After Bird by Leslea Tash

Bird after Bird 99 cents

 

So, you might think, why is that girl posting contemporary romance? This is a PARANORMAL romance site, doggonit!

HeartWell, I love romance of ALL KINDS. Anyone who knows me knows I’m OBSESSED with the Regency (so, yeah, Regency romance!). Paranormal and scifi romance are probably my faves, but a good contemporary? Yeah, I like those a LOT. And Bird After Bird by Leslea Tash is beyond good and into the realm of stellar. I laughed. I cried. I shouted at the characters for being idiots. And I got all squishy over the romance. Yup, it’s one of THOSE books. And I can’t get enough. Even better? Right now it’s just 99 cents. WOOT!Real Me

I loved this book SO much! You should pick up your copy today. Seriously, you’re going to love it.

And if that wasn’t enough, there’s some giveaway goodness going on. You know me! I love a good giveaway! So hop on over here and check it out.BaB giveaway

Dear Birdy, Princess Birdzilla von MuffinStuff, Keeper of Dreams, Lover of our Fine Feathered Friends, queen of my life and light of my world, I hope this letter finds you well. If you are reading this then I am gone, and sweetheart, I am so sorry.

Chi-town professional Wren Riley is 25 and a rising star in the business world. She can eat a man alive and laugh about it to her girlfriends in seconds flat–and she does, on the regular. Behind the power suits and the flashing, flirty eyes, however, Wren has a secret, vulnerable side. Following a devastating loss and the discovery of a bird journal she and her father made together years before, Wren sets out to seek peace, closure, and something she just can’t name. Is that something tied to the little paper cranes she keeps finding along the way?

Laurence Byrd grew up a lanky Hoosier kid with the good/bad fortune of having the same name as the state’s perennial basketball legend. With a better affinity for dogs than sports or school, he ends up in the Army instead of the Chicago art school of his dreams. Still, his service to our country is something he can be proud of–until an argument with the girl who means the world to him results in a series of events that blows his life apart. With no one left to understand him, black sheep Laurie pours out his heart into letters and drawings he never intends to send–then he folds them into paper cranes that he leaves behind like messages in little winged bottles. He never dreams someone might be finding them.

God damn it, Sylvia, for a few moments I tricked myself into feeling really alive. I cut it off before anyone got hurt, but just for a moment or two, I really thought I might feel something again–something like trust. Something like love. Not the kind of love we had, but something new. Something like hope.

Spoiler alert: Wren and Laurie are going to meet. And when they do, their lives are never going to be the same.

“I must admit that when I got to the end of this book, I let out a tiny whimper from under my breath. It was over and I didn’t want it to be; the style of writing was unique, fun, quirky and witty.” ~JC at All Is Read 

“Sweet and delightful.” ~Yolanda, of Yolanda Has So Many Books

 

 

New Release and Giveaway!

Soulshifter_300dpiAt last! The final installment of the Soulshifter Trilogy is here!

Buy it now on Amazon!

There’s nothing like having your memory wiped by an ancient magical spell, or having two men fighting over you. Still, Zip is mostly focused on one thing: getting out of her human body and back to her djinn clan. There’s just one problem: it’s never been done before. 

With her memory of him gone, the only thing Mick wants is to remind Zip of how amazing they were together. Unfortunately he’s got competition in the suave, mysterious Ian Chambers. But Ian has his own agenda and Mick is convinced it’s a deadly one. 

I’m also doing a giveaway over on my Facebook page, so stop by and enter for your chance to win some awesome prizes!

UPDATED Note: For those of you who have Nooks or eReaders other than Kindle, Soulshifter will be available on Barnes & Noble  and iTunes within the next few weeks. It is available on Kobo now.

 

Shiny new romance from Jessica Gibson!

Here’s a little something to check out, New Adult Contemporary Romance from Jessica Gibson. It’s brand new and available today.

Title: The Harder I Fall

Author: Jessica Gibson

Genre: New Adult  Contemporary Romance

Blitz Host: Lady Amber’s Tours

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Blurb:

Becca Langer was not a normal girl, she didn’t have normal girl problems. For most of her life, she’s had to take care of herself, her younger brother Chad, and her drunk mother. She’s lived under the shadow of what her father did when she was ten years old. Forever branded by his actions.

College was her escape, she could get away and finally live. Her dream was to make it in the New York Ballet Company one day. That for her meant a long road full of hard work and dedication. She didn’t have time for distractions, and Levi Klein was definitely a distraction.

Will Levi be able to crack through her tough exterior and really see the wounded soul underneath? Becca needs to be loved, but the question is, will she let Levi love her?

Facebook Release Party: https://www.facebook.com/events/482673011839050/

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Author Bio:

Jessica Gibson is a recovering bookaholic, she’s down from four books a week to a more reasonable one. It was that love of words and creativity that made her dream about writing her first book. That dream was hidden for years, always put on the back burner, filed away in the “someday” section, until her husband Matt gave her the kick in the pants she needed to actually get off her butt and write.
Jessica and Matt live in Southern California and have a serious addiction to reality tv shows like Pawn Stars and American Restoration. They have one son and hope to add to the family in the near future.
Aside from writing, she runs an online event planning business called the Release Day Diva. In addition to novels, Jessica writes and maintains the blog Book on the Bright Side. Keep up with Jessica and her latest releases and events on her blog.


Links

Website: www.releasedaydiva.com

Blog: www.thisauthorslife.blogspot.com

Book Blog : www.bookonthebrightside.blogspot.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jessica-Gibson/120212814747940

Twiter: @jessicajgibson

Buy Links:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Harder-I-Fall-Jessica-Gibson-ebook/dp/B00IKAGM54/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1393011745&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Harder+I+fall

Free book from Tara Maya

Initiate_coverThe Unfinished Song (Book 1): Initiate by Tara Maya

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DEADLY INITIATION

 

A DETERMINED GIRL…

Dindi can’t do anything right, maybe because she spends more time dancing with pixies than doing her chores. Her clan hopes to marry her off and settle her down, but she dreams of becoming a Tavaedi, one of the powerful warrior-dancers whose secret magics are revealed only to those who pass a mysterious Test during the Initiation ceremony. The problem? No-one in Dindi’s clan has ever passed the Test. Her grandmother died trying. But Dindi has a plan.

 

 

AN EXILED WARRIOR…

Kavio is the most powerful warrior-dancer in Faearth, but when he is exiled from the tribehold for a crime he didn’t commit, he decides to shed his old life. If roving cannibals and hexers don’t kill him first, this is his chance to escape the shadow of his father’s wars and his mother’s curse. But when he rescues a young Initiate girl, he finds himself drawn into as deadly a plot as any he left behind. He must decide whether to walk away or fight for her… assuming she would even accept the help of an exile.

 

 

EXCERPT

Blue-skinned rusalki grappled Dindi under the churning surface of the river. She could feel their claws dig into her arms. Their riverweed-like hair entangled her legs when she tried to kick back to the surface. She only managed to gulp a few breaths of air before they pulled her under again.

 

She hadn’t appreciated how fast and deep the river was. On her second gasp for air, she saw that the current was already dragging her out of sight of the screaming girls on the bank. A whirlpool of froth and fae roiled between two large rocks in the middle of the river. The rusalka and her sisters tugged Dindi toward it. Other water fae joined the rusalki. Long snouted pookas, turtle-like kappas and hairy-armed gwyllions all swam around her, leading her to the whirlpool, where even more fae swirled in the whitewater.

 

“Join our circle, Dindi!” the fae voices gurgled under the water. “Dance with us forever!”

 

“No!” She kicked and swam and stole another gasp for air before they snagged her again. There were so many of them now, all pulling her down, all singing to the tune of the rushing river. She tried to shout, “Dispel!” but swallowed water instead. Her head hit a rock, disorienting her. She sank, this time sure she wouldn’t be coming up again.

 

“Dispel!” It was a man’s voice.

 

Strong arms encircled her and lifted her until her arms and head broke the surface. Her rescuer swam with her toward the shore. He overpowered the current, he shrugged aside the hands of the water faeries stroking his hair and arms. When he reached the shallows, he scooped Dindi into his arms and carried her the rest of the way to the grassy bank. He set her down gently.

 

She coughed out some water while he supported her back.

 

“Better?” he asked.

 

She nodded. He was young–only a few years older than she. The aura of confidence and competence he radiated made him seem older. Without knowing quite why, she was certain he was a Tavaedi.

 

“Good.” He had a gorgeous smile. A wisp of his dark bangs dangled over one eye. He brushed his dripping hair back over his head.

 

Dindi’s hand touched skin–he was not wearing any shirt. Both of them were sopping wet. On him, that meant trickles of water coursed over a bedrock of muscle. As for her, the thin white wrap clung transparently to her body like a wet leaf. She blushed.

 

“It might have been easier to swim if you had let go of that,” he teased. He touched her hand, which was closed around something. “What were you holding onto so tightly that it mattered more than drowning?”

 

 

LINKS

Tara’s blog http://bit.ly/MtlSRJ

Tara’s Twitter http://bit.ly/162sCtE

The Unfinished Song on Facebook http://on.fb.me/1400mMq

Amazon http://amzn.to/15ciwYc

Barnes and Noble http://bit.ly/13yM5Dr

Kobo http://bit.ly/1aFhg1P

iTunes http://bit.ly/1baddhN

Smashwords http://bit.ly/17zK8Xn

 

Initiate is free everywhere except on Barnes and Noble (where it’s $0.99). You can download a free .epub version via Smashwords.