Scorned by her own kind for her mixed-breed elf status, Julija lives a lonely
existence as an outcast among her Ivory elf kin. When a magical book in elfin lore is
stolen, she’s directed by her King to retrieve the book. Little of the heist goes as
planned, and nothing about the vampire is as it appears.
Landau is fascinated by the elf stalking him and baffled by the hunger she elicits
from him after ten thousand years of celibacy. Discovering she’s a pawn in a
dangerous game orchestrated by none other than his reviled enemy, he’s
determined to thwart their plans to pilfer the Book from his control.
When truths are revealed, Julija and Landau must decide if what the heart desires is
more important than bloodlines.
stalker merely glared at him. Landau leaned an elbow on the table, blocking her
view of her male friend. Her gaze grew frostier.
careful.” He waved a finger at her and dropped his voice to his most charming
tone. “You don’t want to give me frostbite.”
at her companion, and Landau thought he saw irony in her eyes. He smiled before
canting his head around to take stock of her friend. The man stared straight at
him with a tight, knowing smile.
stumbled back a step. Realizing he’d reacted, he planted his feet and cooled
his rising temper. “To what do I owe the honor of the Ivory King’s presence in my city?”
Julija echoed in feigned disbelief, but the slight widening of her eyes
suggested he’d shocked her with his knowledge.
love,” he said with a killing glance, mocking her lie. “And why are you
“Oh, do beg
off.” She rolled her eyes. “I’m not stalking you.”
elf cut Landau off with, “Your life’s in danger.”
Landau narrowed his eyes on the royal cretin. “Am I supposed to believe you’re
here to protect me?”
The very idea is
inclined his head.
scoffed. “Bulletin! I’m a vampire.”
“Save it, love,”
Julija shot back at him.
his head about and raised his eyebrows. Her sarcasm almost jerked a laugh out
of him, but he managed to cage it at the last moment. The grin twitching at his
lips had no hope of being totally eradicated.
She gave him
a tight smile. “Call yourself whatever you like, you’re still a Crimson
flashed his incisors at her for no other purpose than to taunt her. Their races
weren’t on friendly terms. She had her Ivory King to thank for that. “That
didn’t seem to matter when the rest of you fucking elves decided to eradicate
us. Don’t expect me to believe you suddenly care.”
your race to survive.” The sardonic comment came from her snotty
have.” Pompous bastard probably thought he could’ve killed Landau. Alberic was a threat to Landau’s children. Landau
raked his gaze over the elf-man. “I believe I recall you from another
Landau became a vampire at Chaos’ whim, he’d known the Ivory King well, and
this elf wasn’t the true blood King.
cocked his head to the side, as if waiting further comment or assessing if
Landau would out their former relationship to Julija.
“Do you like
what you see?” Landau turned his attention to Julija instead of elaborating,
snubbing the royal elf.
sputtered. “I b-beg your…
sniffed and scrunched her nose as if his scent offended her. “I
situation amused him, and he called her bluff with a knowing grin. Intrigued,
he watched her eyes focus on his fangs a moment before she licked her lips. His
cock responded with a twitch. A fascinating reaction since he’d been impotent
for ten thousand years. Being aroused by an Ivory elf—an enemy—was damn
care to dance?” Landau surprised himself with the
a nervous glance in the direction of the man-elf. She swallowed hard and flattened
her tone, “I don’t dance.”
Landau clamped his fingers around her wrist and yanked her to her feet. She
squawked like any human would and stumbled to catch her footing. “I’ll have the
pleasure of teaching you the moves I prefer.”
of ‘I don’t dance’ don’t you get, vampire?” Angry, she fairly spat the word
Her eyes gleamed and turned him on as did the fury smoking her
the part where I don’t give a damn?”
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basketball/lacrosse/guitar mom for her two sons and a devoted wife to her
real-life hero-husband of over twenty years. She has an unusual relationship
with her muse, Dom, but credits all her creative success to his brilliant mind.
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Hey guys!! So I know I keep saying I'm back, and then life happens and I'm pulled away for a bit. But no longer! I'm going to make time for the things I love, and right at the top of that list is this community and the friendship it offers! How has everyone been?! I miss you guys!
There are a lot of really awesome things happening on my end that I will be able to share soon. But for now, enjoy this #festive shot I took for Clean Teen Publishing!
So #FunFact, I used to be a professional theatre actress! I went to the College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati for college, left early, and worked in NYC and all over the country for many years as a singer/actress in regional theatres! Since it's #halloween, I thought it would be fun to post my favorite costumes. My favorite roles will always be Janis Joplin and Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray. While part of me will always miss this, I am forever grateful for the path that I am on now. If I could tell this version of myself one thing, it would be to hold on as this dream changes, because a better one is dawning. #costumes #theatre #trickortreat #flashback
#happyhalloween! I hope you are having a great day and are planning something super fun for tonight! I love this #spooky #halloween book I got to #photograph for @pjboox! Creepy, right? I might have to swing by and pick it up so I can read it!
So what are your plans for tonight? I think the #mister and I are just going to hang out at home and watch #nightmarebeforechristmas and eat candy, because we are old, lol.#qotd #bookstagram
*** QOTD Below *** It's #monday! I had a great weekend with my mister getting things all set up in our new place! But I'll tell you what, it was exhausting! We went to #Ikea and got some new bookshelves that I am so excited to fill up with all my pretties! I'm having trouble deciding how to categorize them though. What do you think? How do you have your shelves organized?
These are some of the photos I have taken for @cleanteenpub and @pjboox! Love these #spooky #halloween titles!
I know this isn't #bookstagram related, but I can't tell you how proud I am of this guy and how thrilled I am to have him to myself for the whole day!! So many great things are going on for us right now, and I can't wait to share them with you guys. So for as much as I will always be a #booknerd, tonight I'm a #hockeygirl #lovehim
*** QOTD Below *** Guys. This series, though. This started out purely as a #coverbuy from my fav indie bookstore @pjboox (you should all check them out!) This is the third book in the series, and I'm #dying to read it! I'm usually skeptical about #vampires because they can be overdone, but this read is well worth it. Check out the whole series, The Maura DeLuca Trilogy by @cmelansonauthor on the pjboox website!
What are your favorite supernatural beings? I think mine has to be a witch. Or wizard.
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Things have been so busy lately! I miss all my #bookstagram buddies! I have finally come up with a schedule that will allow me to post regularly like I used to. Yay!! So #halloween is coming up, and I can never resist a good #theme for a photo! I read The Forlorned by @celticgirl33 last year and I really liked it!
So what I have missed while I've been gone? Any good reads I need to know about?
It's #Friday! I for one am very ready for the weekend! Starting next week, you will be seeing more posts from me one a regular basis as I am now pretty well settled into my new home and have some awesome projects on deck to share with you!
This week, I had the pleasure of creating some graphics to announce some upcoming releases for Clean Teen Publishing and Crimson Tree Publishing! Aren't these covers stunning! Bellamy and the Brute by Alicia Michaels will release in 2017 and is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast! Awesome, right? Silverwitch by Tamara Hanks Grantham will release in December and is Book Four in the Olive Kennedy: Fairyworld MD series! This series is one of my top three series in 2015 AND 2016, so you will want to pick this up if you haven't already! Book One, Dreamthief, is #FREE on all platforms and just won a #RONEAWARD from InD'Tale Magazine for best #NewAdult title of 2016!
There are SO many awesome books coming out in the next few months. Which ones are you most excited about?
Hey you guys! I know I have been radio silent, and I hated it, but I had good reason! I'm really excited to share that I have been brought on as editor and part of the creative team for the ongoing comic book series Solar Flare by James Haick! Working in this field has always been a dream of mine, and I can't believe it's starting to come to fruition.
In the spirit of geeking out over comics, what is your favorite comic book story/character? #bookstagram
**** QOTD Below **** Hey my amazing #bookworms! I hope your week is going well! I turned in a new editing project yesterday *yay!* so today I'm working on Social Media things to give my analytic brain a break.
Don't you just LOVE this cover?! I picked it up at my favorite #indie #bookstore, PJ Boox immediately after I saw it. This is the second book in The Maura DeLuca series, so once I'm done with the first one, which is also stunning, I'll be moving on to this!
When you are looking for your #Cover #buys, what kind of covers are you drawn to? #qotd #bookstagram