Thursday, December 29, 2011

I LIED!

It's not everyday that I tell a fib, but I told one!  I didn't realize it would only take Amazon 5 hours to publish Dark Desires!  That's crazy fast!  But it's also very good news!  It's available now for only .99 cents!  Woot!

I love NCP, but I write fast and I needed to get my tales out there to you!  After all, I don't write for anyone else but you!

Dark Desires 


Excerpt:


Julia moaned softly as a deep breath escaped her delicate lips.  Merrick’s eyes returned to their usual place, watching her.  He watched her chest rise and fall with each tender inhale.  He watched her pulse push against her skin like a butterfly desperately wanting to escape a net.  Her fingers twitched as a small hint of restored magic began to seep from the tips.  The blue smoke that was her calling card was making an appearance.  It began as a shadow, a whisper of former glory and then it just disappeared.  Her hand closed into a fist and she continued to sleep.
Merrick hadn’t released his hold on her.  He kept her close, close to the cold armor that protected him from her.  Sometimes he thought he understood what it would be like to be a prisoner because his armor kept him caged.  He wondered if those on the outside ever took for granted the tender touch from a lover or just a touch in general.
His gaze fell onto her black locks that flowed over the bright white pillow and he sighed.  He adored her hair and when she pulled it behind her neck earlier, he had almost lost control.  He knew that whenever she revealed her long, lean neck, he would go crazy.  He wanted to kiss her where her neck met her collar bone in that small triangular area.  It called to him.
He took another deep breath as he watched her like he had done so many times before.   She swallowed and he watched her muscles slide down her neck rolling as if something otherworldly remained hidden just under the surface.  It was then that he released her from his tight hold and ignored every teaching and every rule that had been pounded into his mind since childhood.
Merrick slid off his gray iron gauntlet and laid it gently on the floor.  He pulled off the brown leather glove that kept the metal from his skin.  For a moment, he merely relished in the freedom of air touching his skin during waking hours but that moment disappeared in a flash as his fingers danced toward Julia’s hair. 
He had to touch her.  If no one saw him, then he wasn’t really breaking any rules.  After all, it was only a touch.  Nothing more.  He needed to know how silky her hair truly was, how smooth her skin was, and what it would be like to feel close with someone.


I hope you enjoy the back story on Merrick and Julia.  You will see them again in the third/fourth installment of Dior entitled, Dior: Dreamscape and Dior: Spawn.

Sincerely,

Erin Dameron-Hill

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Cover art for Dark Desires has arrived!



Coming in January!




Woohoo!  The cover art for my January release, Dark Desires, is here!  I absolutely love what my cover artist, Alicia Calmes did!  She is very talented!  You can see more of her work here (click here for link)





My newest fantasy love bite, Dark Desires, is an 11,002 word short story intent on desire, corruption, and temptation.

Merrick is a Blood Keeper, a knight sworn to vows of chastity, dedicated to the Creator, and protector of the commoners.  His only duty in life is to watch a powerful Mage, Julia.  He is meant to keep her power in check, to make sure her magic doesn't spill onto innocent bystanders.  Magic is extremely dangerous and must always be confined.  But constantly trolling her moves has put him in an awkward situation, he has fallen in love with her.  Love between a Blood Keeper and a Mage is strictly forbidden.  Love, in any form, is off limits for a Blood Keeper.  Blood Keepers are virgins, married to the Creator so that they may serve only Him and never their primal urges.

All things change...when there is a purpose and Merrick's purpose becomes clear:  he must touch the forbidden fruit that tempts him everyday.  She has wiggled her fingers deep inside his mind and he can't seem to shake her.  He loves her and he acts on that one thought.

Filled with intense longing, Dark Desires is an erotic, romantic fantasy that takes the reader to a whole new world of passion.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Writing and the Holidays

Although the holidays are a time for out-of-the-corner-of-the-eye glimpses of unparalleled joy, the doling out of heartfelt kindness, soul-searching contemplation and subtle blessings that steal your breath like a lover's kiss, they also include more than a few moments of heart-pounding stress, a clock that runs without any knowledge of the mechanics of actual time-keeping, a glance out the window that shows you all the neighbors have completed THEIR decorations, but yours are still snug in various boxes tucked away in the attic, and the unnerving perception that Christmas will be better next year, even before it has arrived.

Little wonder, then, (at least on my part) that my attempts at writing have resulted in a phrase or two representing my manic state, followed by extreme agita and no further writing whatsoever. This blog, in fact, is the most writing I've completed with any success in the past three weeks. For all of my failure at being productive, however, I have found a certain peace this holiday season, and a recognition that there are more important things than...well, than me, and what I want. The world goes on, without the written word of this writer. And in that world have been displays of the joy, the kindness, and the blessings mentioned at the opening of this post. Yes, the world is far from perfect, but there are wonderfully perfect parts of it and I have been privileged to be touched by them this holiday season. I hope you all have as well.

Friday, December 16, 2011

ALPHA WORSHIP PART 2

Hi all!

As many of you are aware, I haven't written anything in the past few months due to an irreversible condition that is both wonderful and terrifying--pregnancy.  My libido is non-existent, the exhaustion stifles creativity, the constant pain on my bladder makes me squirm every 15 minutes, and the need to eat biscuits and gravy topped with tomatoes is something fierce and totally weird! LOL  But underneath it all, there is this constant feeling of unconditional love stemming from my unborn child.  When I'm completely calm and quiet (which is rare, trust me) I can feel him/her fluttering and smiling.  Lately, I have been feeling that more and more and my unease is beginning to disappear.  So, as I shot straight up in bed in order to pee for the tenth time in 3 hours, I was smacked with a steady stream of creativity!
In my mind's eye, I wrote the entirety of ALPHA WORSHIP PART 2!  It's going to be bigger, badder, and more intense than the first!  ALPHA WORSHIP PART 2  will include stronger themes of BDSM, spanking, voyeurism, menage, and more icky gore!  Because really, what's a werewolf story without gore? LOL
Part 2 picks up immediately after the first.  We will still be following Stephanie and her constant need to be Beta of the pack.  The Alpha, Tyler, isn't convinced she is powerful enough to be his Second so he puts her through the gauntlet, literally!  Introducing Sten, a potent and strong Enforcer, Part 2 is sure to be more rough.  It will definitely be harder and faster.
Here's where I need your help!  As you know, Tyler is one primal looking man!  He has long dark braided hair, chest hair, arm hair--the man is hairy!  So, how should Sten look?  Should he be the complete opposite or perhaps the same, like a doppelganger?   You tell me!  You can leave comments in this post with your opinions or you can email me your preference:  edameronhill @ yahoo.com  (without the spaces).  I would really appreciate all your help!

Happy Holidays!

Holiday Fun!



Next Tuesday -- December 20th, A Very Demon Christmas, Demons Hunters I releases from Loose Id! To celebrate I'm giving away a $25.00 Amazon Gift Card. For a chance to win, mark you calendars to stop by my website: evannelorraine.com on the 20th leave a comment and you're entered to win!

Spreading the Christmas cheer one book at a time!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Old dog, new tricks.

Mating Net has been around for a while, but I came across this reading of the first chapter performed by Scott Merrill and illustrated by the talented ladies of GoddessFish, and I wondered whether you might enjoy listening to it.

I would have put it on the NCP website, but the .mov file was too large to email.

video

Friday, December 2, 2011

Winter Chat and Giveaway

We’ll be holding a winter chat on the NCP Network December 10th at 7PM EST. If you aren't already a member, this is a great time to join us!
There will be prizes given away- including ‘door’ prizes. Prizes will include gift certificates, e-books, discount coupons, and more!
So far, the following authors are committed to joining us:

Skhye Moncrief (Who suggested the chat)
D. X. Luc
Kaitlyn O’Connor
Janet Lane Walters
Nicole Ash
J.J. Massa
Wend Petzler
Mary Eason
Gail Wolfe
Kate Hill
Buffie BeCraft-Woodall
Linda Parsons-Mills
Maggie Anderson
Cynthia Breeding
Kathryn R. Blake
Connie Keenan
Allie Harrison
Myra Nour
Shauna Hart
Angelia Whiting
Joan Early
Jane Toombs
Laura Hunsaker
Wendy Tardieu

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Where does your interest lie?

One of the first things in a child’s life is the sound of music. From Mommy softly humming lullabies to the baby in her womb, to the background noise of the radio. Music is an ingrained part of a person’s life, one most people don’t even think about, because it has always been there.

Because of my heritage, music seems to be a part of my very soul just like writing is what I was meant to do. I can’t help humming along to a soft tone or stay still during a great dance song. A hundred years ago I would have been the first to start the dance around the fire.
So, I took my love of music and added it to two dreams of mine, one which had came true when my work was published and in one dream that hadn’t.

One afternoon I was waiting for my son at an appointment, scribbling in my notebook when someone asked me what I was working on. During the conversation, I was asked why I became a writer and I answered without thinking, startling myself with my own answer.
I was always fascinated by fighter planes, so in high school I talked to an Air Force about joining their branch of the military and becoming a fighter pilot. When the recruiter learned I had asthma, he instantly shot me down.

“I’m sorry. Your lungs wouldn’t be able to withstand the high G’s, so you could never be a pilot.”

When the other parent in the waiting room asked me why I started writing sci-fi type stuff, I simply stated. “If I can’t fly fighter planes, at least I can write about them.” Yeah, it was a shocking revelation to me too.

And that is what I did with my book Talkers. I took mechanics I had learned from family members and my dream of flying and mixed them to make my main female character, Shayle an aviation mechanic. Next, I took my deep love of music and created the sexy young singer with a past, Ritter. Together, they go on tour and create beautiful music neither of them ever expected.

Over the summer I teased my readers with the free read Talkers. If you haven’t read it yet, you still can at- http://newconceptspublishing.com/debra-a.-soles/talkers/ . It was an excerpt from the novel I was currently working on. Finally I have finished my epic novel length story, and the completed Talkers will be out soon. In honor of us being in the publishing process, I’d like to ask each reader a question.

What interest of yours is so important, such a part of you that you would love to read about? Or to some of the other wonderful NCP writers. What special interest have you written about or plan to in the future?

Happy Reading, Debra A. Soles