Breaking news … hot on the heels of the success of Dark Moon Falls volumes 1 and 2, Hot Box Publishing are looking for new authors to join us for Dark Moon Falls Volume 3! If you’re an author who thinks you have what it takes to join us … fill in our application form! Or, if you’re one of our readers and you have a favorite author who you’d love to see write in Dark Moon Falls … send them our way! Click HERE … the image above or the logo below!
I’m so excited … Dark Moon Falls 2 is nearly here but our FREE GIFTS offer ends on Monday so if you want to get all these fantabulous free books you MUST hurry and preorder now! I don’t want you to miss out, so please… click on the image or HERE before you lose your chance forever! Here’s a wee teaser or two from my addition to whet your appetite … enjoy!
Self-Isolation … many of you, like me, will be faced with something called Self-Isolation because of Covid-19, the scourge disease sweeping the planet like nothing we’ve ever seen before. I’ve spent the last week already inside and had quite a lot of inner dialogue about it …
What does this mean … will I kill my hubby and son when they make too much noise when I’m working? Will anyone even know … because, well, we’re in self-isolation…
Note to self … I can’t do that because hubs is the one going to get food because online ordering is a joke … trying to get a delivery slot is a joke and everything is marked as ‘out of stock’ … I’d starve … rethink point above.
Nobody has any money … sales have stopped dead … I’m broke … hubs drives school buses … schools have been closed so he doesn’t have a job … shit! Okay, time to start panicking … wait, I already started that when I realised I’d be stuck inside for three months!
Note to self … where’s the wine? Hubs better have bought wine!
Just realised it’s grandson’s birthday soon … we had a huge party organised for him! He’s a kid, they don’t ‘get’ what’s happening … how do we get round this? An online party, streaming it, can we do this with his friends… will he be devastated? Of course he will…
Note to self … make it up to him when this shit is over.
Shit! It’s granddaughter’s birthday soon toooooooooo…. dammit… two kids to make up to after this is over … I mean, how do you have birthday parties for wee ones when you can’t have social gatherings?
Note to self … they’re good kids, they’ll be fine. I know this, I do. Stop worrying.
One of our Dear Daughters is worried sick for me (not that other isn’t just that one is more vocal) and she keeps texting to ask how I am etc … it’s nice she’s looking out for me … but it also drives home … I’M IN THE VULNERABLE GROUP … it’s scary to know that. Ya know?
Note to self … Pretend you’re Superwoman for the day. You are NOT Vulnerable and Covid-19 can’t touch you!
Selfish people … too many are out there and they are really pissing me off. I can’t go to the shops, hubby has to and the shelves are too often … empty! He’s not been able to bring me back any of the fruit/fresh veggies I eat and NEED to stay healthy … NOPE … and so many other things are missing too. Jeez! Trying to find cleaning wipes or antibacterial ANYTHING is like digging for gold! I NEED this shit … I CANNOT get germs inside me on a normal day… now, with this damn shit going around … hells bells and buggary … people you have to stop hoarding this stuff so other people who actually need it to SURVIVE can get it!
Note to self … don’t commit murder if you find out who’s hoarding… you wouldn’t do well in a cell!
I keep saying I’m goind to do this or that in a morning … then get sidetracked with everything going on in the world, but more importantly what’s happening in my wee pocket of the country. Seeing what’s going on right HERE is frightening … how did this happen so fast? We moved house on the 6th of March and it’s now the 21st and it’s EXPLODED …
Note to self … never ever ever move house again! If I ever even think about it … someone shoot me!
There’s people doing amazing things right now (not the hoarders, they’re scummy horrid people who’re selfish) but honest to goodness fab people who’re going out of their way to help neighbours, or setting up groups to go round and get shopping for others, or the doctors and nurses and other NHS staff and those who support them… the police, firefighters, bin men who’ll keep working, and so many others … thanks to them all.
Note to self … remember to be grateful to everyone who’s helping us keep everything going through all of this!
Oh wait … I’m wondering what I’d do if the internet went off and the guy couldn’t or wouldn’t come to fix it… OMG … no. Shoot, that can’t happen… can it? I shouldn’t have typed that … it could jinx me. Shit. I should delete it … or maybe that’ll jinx me … best to leave and cross my fingers.
Note to self … bloody well think before typing something!
Is this the beginning of the end? Are we a few steps away from The Walking Dead scenario… I mean, it’s possible … anything is possible nowadays. Just because one country say they’ve got it under control doesn’t mean they do have it under control … right? It could be lying and we’re all in deep doo doo … or not and if we do what we’ve been told to do we’ll get through this.
Note to self … don’t type random shit that pops into your head … it could scare people. Sorry!
The next few months will bring out the best, and unfortunately, the worst in people. We’ve seen it already … I wonder what will win out? I’m hoping the former … if it’s the latter then I dread to think what will be left for us when we get there.
Note to self … take note of who does what for future reference!
Looking out the window … Hubs has been working like crazy since early morning in the garden … he does that sort of thing when he’s worried or upset. Luckily, our garden in the new house is a ‘project’ and requires his attention but it shows me he’s concerned … I hate to see him like this but he’s like millions of others right now and I can’t blame him really. It’s worrying times for all of us.
Note to self … at least the garden will be done ahead of schedule, silver linings and all that …
Okay… so last thing … self isolation is going to be hard, it might even drive me batty, or rather, more batty than I already am. The upside is I might lose some weight due to not getting the food we usually do … I might have to survive on wine and crisps (chips for you US peeps) and that’s not such a bad idea at this point although it might not help with the waistline. I sincerely hope we all come out the other end healthy and I’ll keep you updated … wish me well and for anyone in the same situation … good luck.
Lots of love, Ava
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The entire world is in turmoil with the coronavirus … some of us are in quarantine … me included because I’m in the ‘vulnerable’ group due to health issues, and one of our daughters is in self-isolation because she’s showing symptoms.
It’s a terrible time for all of us, all around the globe, and I’d like to do something for you if you’re locked up inside and maybe getting bored of watching old re-runs of shows you’ve seen a dozen times already … or before you get there and are ready to throw the tv through the window!
That’s not a great idea so I’m going to give away a boxset of mine absolutely FREE for anyone who’d like it. Aye, you read that right … I said FREE … for anyone who fancies a wee read to while away a few hours instead of sitting worrying about what’s going on in this crazy world of ours right now.
There are NO strings attached guys. This is an entire series just for you, of course, if you enjoy it, you could always leave a wee review for me ha ha … but it’s not a condition of you receiving the set … absolutely not … you still get it, and I sincerely hope it you enjoy it and it helps you in even a wee bit to get through what’s happening to all of us.
It’s a fast-paced paranormal romance filled with a plethora of beings from hot Vamps, to strong Shifters, a sassy and deadly Witch, with enough action to keep you on your toes … so without any other faffing about … here you go.
My Black Rose Chronicles series, books 1 – 3 are included in this set for you and I hope you love Rose as much as I do! You can click on the image below to grab your copy or HERE. P.S. my friend Bella is also giving away free books to help at this awful time … so if you want to check out what she’s got available you can … HERE. And if you enjoy either of our free stories, you can sign-up for our newsletters to keep up to date with our other work … it might be the best way as we’re both stuck inside at the moment lol.
Check out this interview from Asher … my addition to Dark Moon Falls 2! My friend, Tami Lund, had the pleasure of meeting him, and trying to keep him in line … here’s her interview with him.
I have to admit I’m a wee bit nervous about how he’s going to behave … but here goes! I hope you enjoy Tami’s interview …
Q: Intro the book.
Well, I’ve been forced to call in a favor from an old friend, Jagger, after I left the military and returned to my old pack. I knew it wouldn’t be easy going back there, not with the beta and alpha being jerks, and I was right. I ended up in a fight with the beta almost right away so I had to leave. I spent a few nights in a motel, trying to figure out what to do, or where to go, before calling Jag and explaining what’d happened … he stepped right up and told me to come to Dark Moon Falls. He’s managed to get me a job in the police department there, and spoken with the alpha … I’m hoping things work out.
Q: Tell us about yourself. Do you consider yourself your author’s muse or bane of her/his existence?
I can be a bit of a pain in the ass, to be honest. I like to be in charge, so I think, and I might be wrong, but I doubt I am, if you ask Ava, she’d say I’m a damn nuisance.
Q: What do you think readers will like best about you? Worst?
I’ll go with worst first, get it out of the way … I hate to be wrong, fact is. I rarely am. I’ve worked so long being a detective that I notice little things others don’t, and I put my skills together to piece shit together … it can annoy people. On the other hand, I’m loyal, and I’ll go out of my way to help fight for others. If someone’s in trouble I’ll do whatever’s necessary. It’s in my DNA.
Q: Let’s get serious for a few moments… Favorite beverage?
Really? You call that a serious question? Well, I guess it is … a good, cold beer at the end of the day is the best way to unwind. Especially if you’ve been out in the field with bullets flying.
Q: Vegetarian or red meat?
You do know I’m a wolf, right? Meat of any kind is my go to food. I like to hunt, preferably while I’m in my wolf form. There’s nothing like rushing through the forest with the scent of prey in my nostrils.
Q: Sleep in pajamas or in the nude?
Is this for your personal information? Sorry, I didn’t catch your name? Anyway, I’ll answer, and it’s always nude …
Q: Lights on or lights out?
That’s a loaded question. Do you mean for sleeping, or for something else? I’m guessing it’s the latter … and that’s easy. Always lights on. I want to see every reaction, the smile, the gasp, the shiver as I … well I guess I should stop there. Don’t you?
Q: In the beginning of the book, do you have a mate/spouse? If so, tell us about him/her. If not, is there someone you have your eye on? Or who has their eye on you?
I arrive in Dark Moon Falls alone, and with no plans other than settling into a new job, pack and life. It doesn’t quite work out like that though. Not after I meet Savannah … there’s something about her I can’t resist, but she’s hiding something from me and I don’t like secrets.
Q: Favorite place to seduce your partner?
There’s so many places to have fun. As a shifter I love the forest, nature … it’s where I belong … it’s wild like I am and can be quite exciting for other things too.
Q: What do you wish the hero/heroine/antagonist understood about you (note which one you are referencing)?
I wish Savannah could’ve trusted me earlier. If she had it would’ve solved so many issues … between us, and saved a whole helluva lot of trouble for so many people.
Q: If you could rewrite one scene in the book, what would it be? How would you rewrite?
The moment I asked Savannah to trust me and tell me the truth. If she had things would’ve turned out differently. I could’ve shown her a different path, shown her that trusting me was the best way …
Q: Has your author ever put you into an embarrassing situation? How did you handle it?
Yes, she damn well did. Forcing me to talk about my ‘feelings’. I don’t do that shit, but she made me. I felt like my mouth was full of cotton wool, my heart was beating so hard and I felt like … an idiot.
Q: Is there anything specific in this book of which you are particularly proud?
There’s a few parts, but … me being me … a couple stand out. Asking for help in the first place. I’m not known for doing that. Also, when I first met with Elias, that was harrowing for me. I’d been used to a really shitty alpha, a guy who treated his pack with disdain and hurt them for no reason. Elias showed me he wasn’t like that. He helped his people … and it affected me deep down inside. It was quite a tense and humbling moment at the same time. Shit, did I just say that? I must be getting soft … maybe delete that.
Q: Would you like to add anything else?
Well, thanks for taking the time to talk to me, but I’d like to thank Ava for putting up with my BS. Also, there’s so many others who are pretty damn talented in Dark Moon Falls, y’all should check them out. That’s if you want to read about me and my shifter friends … and if people preorder for a measly price of 99c, they’re giving away a ton of free gifts. I mean, you can’t get a better deal than that, can you?
Whew! That went better than I hoped. Asher was pretty well behaved … mostly! If you want to check out Dark Moon Falls 2 – you can! Just click HERE or the images in the post, and you can find details of everything he talked about, including the fantabulous free gifts!
I’d like to share a wee snippet, unedited so please forgive any boo boos, of what what I’m working on right now. This is from Asher, my addition to Dark Moon Falls 2 boxset! It’s 99c on preorder AND if you preorder you get a ton of free gifts … you can check out all the details HERE. So, here you go … I hope you enjoy …
Savannah reapplied her lipstick for the third time, her nerves through the roof while she stared at her reflection. “This is a bad idea. Don’t let him in. He’s hot and you know you’re going to fall for him.”
Shit, she was talking to herself now. What the hell was wrong with her? Asher fucking Stone, that’s who. She felt the attraction, the tendrils weaving between them like soft wisps of smoke, growing stronger each second she spent with him. Then there was the kiss. Oh, hell, the kiss! She thought she was going into orbit when his lips touched hers, and his tongue. So damn wicked, and tasty. Hmm hmm.
“Wonder how good he is with it?” she murmured softly. Damn, she bet he was amazing with that damn tongue.
He was a wolf after all. She could just imagine how devilish he’d be with it when she lay back on the bed and …
“Stop it!” she moaned. Oh hell, she was doing it again. Talking to herself. She really must stop. But she just couldn’t get him out of her head. She’d been thinking about him all day, even Storm knew she’d been off today. Asking what was on her mind, then smirking over at her and making smarmy comments about knowing exactly who it was. Dang, was it so obvious?
Yes. Of course it was. She felt him inside. Under her skin. It was so hard to keep herself from glowing like the sun … and she couldn’t do that. Hell no. The game was up if she did and she’d lose everything. Every-damn-thing.
For a man. No, not a man, a wolf. Not happening, Savi. Not fucking happening. Get a grip on yourself. You agreed to a dinner, you stupid, stupid bitch, so, get it over with then … just don’t see him again. Yes, that’s it. Easy.
No kisses tonight. None. No touching either. If she allowed him to touch her … she’d cave. So, none allowed. No kissing, no touching, and definitely, absolutely no sex. Right. Those were the rules for the night. If she broke them, she’d be lost.
Then why are you dressed in a skintight dress that’s showing off all your assets?
“I should change. Yes. Jeans and a sweatshirt coming up.” She spun to the wardrobe, her heart beating like a drum …
Thud. Thud. Thud.
Nope, that wasn’t her heart. It was the damn door.
“He’s here. Oh no. Please go away.”
“What? Savannah, are you all right?”
Wolf hearing. Shoot, he heard me. When did he arrive? Did he hear me earlier? Please, please, no. If he did, I’ll die of embarrassment.
“I’m fine, be there in a minute,” she shouted. Why raise your voice? He can hear you. Wolf, remember.
Breathe, in and out, breathe. He’s just a man, and remember, don’t let him kiss you.
She walked to the door, her legs shaking, her belly feeling like a swarm of bees were having a party inside, and her heart fluttered like a hummingbird’s wings … so fast she couldn’t keep up with it. Damn it, girl, breathe!
There it was. The door. Large, wooden, and all that separated her from … him. The wolf, the man, and the one who set her soul on fire. Nobody had ever affected her like he’d done. Not one person had ever gotten under her skin. No man had her hiking her dress in a forest and climbing their body to … shoot, her cheeks flamed when she thought of humping him like a dog in heat. But she did, and she would’ve done more too. She wanted to do so much more, but she couldn’t.
She could not risk everything. Not even for him.
Her hand reached for the doorknob, her chest heaving as she took a deep breath before she tugged it open … and there he was. Glorious and handsome in a dress shirt that pulled across his chest … oh hell, with jeans snug around his … shit! A bottle of wine in one hand and, damn it to hell, a box from Bun Boutique in the other!
Her mouth dried up, and apparently so did her brain, because she swallowed twice then blurted out … “We’re not having sex.”
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I’m so excited … Dark Moon Falls has been received well by readers … they are LOVING it and I’m thrilled about it! But … that’s not what’s got me so excited. Nope, I’m jumping up and down because Dark Moon Falls II is coming! Aye, that’s right! You’re going to get more shifter hotness, with romance, intrigue and enough stories to keep you glued to the pages into the wee hours of the night!
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I’m so excited about the release of our brand new world … Dark Moon Falls and the set with so many new stories for you! But I thought I’d introduce you a little more to Jagger, my character, and give you a couple of wee snippets from his story … hope you enjoy!
“You always do that? Organize the food before starting?” He pointed to her plate with his knife.
“Of course.” She frowned. “Less time waiting to eat it if I do, and I like to be organized. One piece of pancake, one of banana, and a dollop of cream. Voilá … heaven.”
Storm popped it into her mouth. Oh jeez, it tasted amazing. She hummed with delight and Jag stopped with his fork midair. Another rumble in his chest. “Damn, Storm, you’re making it hard for me to think straight.”
He reached over with his finger stretched out. What was he doing? Then he slowly wiped along the side of her mouth. Jag held his finger up with cream on the point before slowly pulling it back and sucking it clean. Storm’s heart almost stopped beating before it sped up, thudding wildly in her chest, her breathing coming in short, sharp gasps. Fuck! Her thoughts were going haywire, completely and utterly in the gutter. Her eyes locked on his mouth when his tongue swept along his lips slowly.
Holy hell. What would it feel like to have his tongue on her… Whoa! Stop it!
“You okay there?” Jag asked, quietly. “You’re looking a little … strange.”
Storm forced a deep breath inside her, her eyes raising to his. “I’m fine,” she managed to get out.
“Sure?” he asked. “You’re heart’s beating way too fast, Storm. I can hear it.”
What? No, shoot, he couldn’t do that? Could he? Shit, of course he could. He was a wolf.
Storm pulled another breath inside her before tipping her chin up. “That’s rude. A bit like eavesdropping on a private conversation. Listening to my … my … body.”
Then she popped another mouthful of food in and chewed slowly, with her brow raised, before she purposely swallowed, then mirrored what he’d done. She ran her tongue over her lips. Storm took her time doing it, too, a long time. Starting at the outer edge on her bottom lip and dragging it along before she went up and over the top, then popped it back inside with a smile.
“Thanks for recommending the pancakes. They are yummy, and the cream, it’s amazing.” She picked up another forkful, ready to repeat the performance.
“Stop,” Jag ground out. “Storm, you have to learn something … don’t tease a hot-blooded wolf. Not unless you want to take things further with them, and definitely not in a public place, because we don’t care where we are or who the hell’s watching.”
Jag gave her a smile. One that lit up his eyes and gave her all kinds of tingles inside. A smile and she was all warm and fuzzy. What on earth was going on here? They hardly knew each other and yet … she felt like she’d known him forever, and the feelings inside her? Well, those were off the damn charts.
“You feel it, too. Don’t you? I can see it in your eyes. I can hear your heart speeding up, Storm. Tell me you feel this between us … or tell me I’m crazy. Just tell me something before my head explodes.”
She did, of course she did, but she didn’t know what the hell it was. Storm nodded. “What is it? I have to admit, this scares me, Jag. It’s not natural, it’s not normal for me to act like this or feel like this.”
Jag scooted over, his hands cupping each side of her face, and then … and then … he bent down and pressed his lips to hers. Soft. They were soft, but also hard. How could it be, but it was. His tongue sought entrance and she opened willingly for him, allowing him in to explore and tangle with hers while one of his hands reached around to twist inside her hair. Storm moaned, her teeth clashing with his, struggling to move closer to him, lights dancing behind her eyelids as explosions started to go off inside her.
Every part of her body came alive, every cell inside her buzzed as if she’d been struck with electricity, and she’d never felt such passion ignite within her from a kiss in her entire life. Her whole body wanted to meld to Jag, to wrap around him, to…
Then he pulled back, leaving her a hot mess and gasping as if she’d run a marathon.
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