Category Archives: Books

Good News for #AudioBook Fans: Sunwalker is coming to #Audible

I know some of you, dear readers,Kissed by Ice_200x300 LOVE listening to audio books. Many of you have begged me to get the rest of the Sunwalker Saga into audio book form. Unfortunately, that hasn’t been possible.


I recently signed a contract with Audible to produce the last three Sunwalker Saga books as audio books. HUZZAH!

I have no idea what the timeline is, but when I do, I’ll pass it on. In the meantime, sign up for my mailing list so you’ll be the first to know when the audio books are available.

Kissing Mr. Darcy Available NOW! Get it on #iBooks #Amazon and #Kobo #contemporaryromance #romcom

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000032_00027]Kissing Mr. Darcy

Like half the women in the known universe, Emma Roberts is in love with Mr. Darcy. When the opportunity to live in London presents itself, she jumps at the chance determined to find her own Mr. Darcy. Alas, the road to true love isn’t quite as smooth as one might hope.

Nik Archer is no Mr. Darcy. Sure, he’s sexy as all get out, but he doesn’t quite fit the bill. Still, Emma can’t help but be drawn to him even though she knows it will never work.

Ebook available NOW on:

Amazon‬ US 
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
Amazon DE
Amazon AU

Paperback coming soon.

Angel’s Fall Available NOW! #paranormal #romance #swoon

Get the hotly anticipated Angel’s Fall NOW:



Amazon US

Amazon UK

Amazon CA

Amazon AU

Here’s what readers are saying:

“Angel’s Fall has everything you love and crave about paranormal romance: addicting swoon, edge-of-your-seat angst, and a leading guy who leaves you breathless. This story left me DESPERATE for more and impatiently waiting for that telltale whisper that Raphael was close. I’m still waiting . . . should I challenge you again, Ms. MacLeod? WELL DONE! You put the WOO into SWOON!” – Belinda Boring, Author of Mystic Wolves

#PassionInPortland Author Spotlight: #ParanormalRomance & #ContemporaryRomance Author Shea MacLeod

I figured it was only fair I answer my own questions, since everyone else had to. So, just in time for Passion In Portland tomorrow, I present you our final author: Me!

Deathwalker_200x300What sparked the idea for your latest novel? Was there a specific “Ah—ha!” moment?

My most recently published work is the second book in the Sunwalker Saga:Witchblood series, Deathwalker. The series come from my inability to let go of the world I’d created in the original Sunwalker Saga. But Deathwalker itself was a little more..complicated.

I knew I’d write Lene’s story at some point. It had to happen, of course. And I knew she was a Deathwalker (a witch who senses death and can sometimes speak to the dead). But that was about it. The story really came together when Lucien Antonelli, a man with a few extra special powers himself, came swaggering through my brain. I have zero idea what sparked him, but there he was in all his witchy glory. The story just flowed after that. 

Tell us about your hero and heroine? What makes them and their story unique?
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#PassionInPortland Author Spotlight: #ContemporaryRomance Author Jaycee Ford

Next author up on our Passion in Portland author round up is the super cool Jaycee Ford!

What sparked the idea for your latest novel? Was there a specific “Ah—ha!” moment?

My soon to published fourth novel is the last in the Love Bug series entitled Mosquito Chase. I hadn’t actually planned a fourth book for this series. I had published Watching Fireflies in August 2014 and it became an Amazon Bestselling Romantic Suspense the first day. I was floored that my debut had been so well received. I followed up with Dragonfly Awakening soon after in September. After I released Hornet’s Nest in February 2015, everyone kept asking, “What about Caleb? He needs a story.” A buzz then echoed in the back of my head much like it had for the first three bug books, and I plotted out Mosquito Chase, a romantic suspense starring everyone’s favorite cowboy cop and a pesky girl everyone loves to hate. Mosquito Chase is to be released November 25th.

Tell us about your hero and heroine? What makes them and their story unique?
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What’s Up With This #Angel Thing? #romance #amwriting

If you follow me on Facebook, you’ve probably noticed I’ve been posting a lot of teasers for something called Angel’s Fall. You might have even asked yourself, “What is this Angel’s Fall thing?”

Ask no more. I’ve got answers!

About a month ago, an author friend of mine (Belinda Boring. Go check her out.) who is known as the Queen of Swoon challenged me to write something really super swoony. As you probably know, while I may include swoony moments in my novels, they’re generally not pure swoon. (Hard to do too much swooning when hunting down bad guys.) But…CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!

Thus Angel’s Fall was born.

It’s a story about an angel who falls in love with his charge despite the fact it’s forbidden. It’s about a woman who finds inner strength despite the fact she’s been broken. And, yeah, it’s chock full of SWOON. Look for it this October. In the meantime, check out these teasers:

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#PassionInPortland Author Spotlight: #ParanormalRomance Author Gretchen S.B.

Wow! I can’t believe how many AMAZING authors I’ve gotten to interview so far. I can’t wait to meet all of them at Passion In Portland on September 12th!

Next up is paranormal AND contemporary romance author, Gretchen S. B.

What sparked the idea for your latest novel? Was there a specific “Ah—ha!” moment?

I was working on the first book in the series and realized there should be more books about other characters. Once that thought crossed my mind it was followed by ‘I want to tell Viking’s story next.’

 Tell us about your hero and heroine? What makes them and their story unique?

What makes these to special is he belongs to the Night World, which is explored in the first book of the series. While Mia is just a regular gal. So when she is introduced to the Night World and all the characters in it we see people from the first book in a new light.

 Why do you write Romance? Why your specific sub-genre of romance?

I love writing in general. I write several sub-genres: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, and I am hoping to have m first contemporary Romance out in the next few months. I just like telling stories, any story that strikes my fancy. I mainly enjoy creating my own world, which is why I write mostly paranormal and urban.

 What’s the funniest thing that ever happened to you at a signing?

Passion in Portland is my first true signing event. I have had a table and Emerald City Comicon and had an author event at Third Place Books. But out of those the funniest thing would be when we got to the questions and answer period at third place books and one of the attendees told me I was so entertaining and she wanted to see me have my own sitcom. :) I am still not sure what to make of that.

 Now for the Lightening Round! Answer these fast and quick (ala the Hot Seat questions on Inside the Actor’s Studio)

 Chocolate or vanilla?

Chocolate, unless it is coffee.

 Where do you write?


 Favorite romance novel plot device?

Surprise baby! I am a sucker for the one night stand reunites years later and there is a baby he didn’t know about. It is a goal of mine to someday write one.

 What trait in a man do you find most sexy?

A smirk, yes I know it is cliche!

 Least sexy?

Being condescending. Something about it makes me want to be violent.

 Your book is going to be made into a movie! Who plays the lead roles?

I don’t know! Ah, the pressure. I have no idea. I am drawing a complete blank.

VikingSensitivity_GSB_500X700Blurb for Viking Sensitivity:

Viking was not sure what to do with himself with Gwen in Montana. That is until his path crosses with Mia’s. She is a beautiful sensitive who is being haunted by a strange being Viking has never heard of.

Mia Jones might not have an exciting life as the owner of an independent book store, but she is okay with that. Then she meets Viking and it is as if her life goes tumbling down a rabbit hole.

Mia and Viking must pull together to fight off the being that is haunting her. As Mia adjust to the Night World it appears this being might not be working along

You can get the first book in the series HERE.

GretchenAuthor Bio:

Gretchen is a Seattleite that loves her home. She has a day job as a Program Coordinator a local university. She is a struggling Indie Author, struggling as in she is trying to make her living writing books. She loves to read, write and create characters. As well as knit and binge watch Netflix. She is also on a sporadic book blog and internet radio show with some of her college friends. She currently lives with her husband and their mischievous Rotti mix, who always seems to find something new she shouldn’t be chewing on.

Find Gretchen on her website.

#PassionInPortland Author Spotlight: #ContemporaryRomance Author Ava O’Shay

avaoshayThe next author on our Passion in Portland tour is Ava O’Shay. Ava writes what she refers to as “Upper YA Contemporary Romance.” You can get a copy of her book, Serenity, for just 99cents! (More about the book below!)

Here’s my interview with Ava:

What sparked the idea for your latest novel? Was there a specific “Ah—ha!” moment?

The idea for the Serenity series was sparked by a little girl I had in one of my classes. Her story is similar and with the addition of other students I have had in the past, I was able to develop the story. As well as one of my characters suffered a concussion and I too was suffering the ill effects of one so had some first-hand experience to add to the story. 
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#PassionInPortland Author Spotlight: #ParanormalRomance Author Brandy L. Rivers

assion in Portland is looming ever closer. And guess who is going to be there? The super awesome paranormal romance author, Brandy L. Rivers. She’s got a new book coming out August 31st, but more about that later. For now, let’s get inside her brain (figuratively, of course!):
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#PassionInPortland Author Spotlight: #ContemporaryRomance Author Mariah Dietz


Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend.

Another new author on ye olde blog today. Well, new to me. Can’t wait to meet her at Passion in Portland.  I sat her down (virtually, of course) and asked her some deep questions about all things romance. Because I’m nosy like that.

What sparked the idea for your latest novel? Was there a specific “Ah—ha!” moment?

I don’t think I’ve ever had an ah-ha moment! Maybe that would make me a faster writer ;) Generally, a character pops into my mind and slowly develops; introducing me to more characters and the dynamic they each share.

The characters of the His Series haunted my thoughts for months before I sat down and wrote them, and I wrote all three of the novels at the same time as different parts came to me. It was a very interesting adventure because I wrote the end of the third book, Finding Me, before I had finished the first book, Becoming His.

 Tell us about your hero and heroine? What makes them and their story unique?

Max is introduced as your typical alpha: a little rough around the edges, super hot, horrible with discussing his thoughts and/or feelings. While Ace, the heroine in the His Series, is very bright, cultured, but has some insecurities that even she isn’t fully aware of.
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