It is strange the things that inspire a story, really. When I was invited into the Taming the Alpha box set, I didn’t have a story already to go. I was (and am) deep in a paranormal tale but know that I needed a novella for this box set. I also knew I needed the mental break and had to make it a contemporary. But what to write about?
I adore married stories, where the hero and heroine already said “I do”. But What was the plot, what motivated them? Being an old married lady (18 years so far) I looked back at my own marriage and wondered, “What was the thing that nearly tore us apart?”
Well, hell. That was easy. There was no cheating, no mysterious other partners, no major crime. All there was was a huge clusterf*ck of real life that came crashing down on on us. So I wrote about that. In a way.
If you have read my BEST WORST CHRISTMAS post about the birth of my twins (I am sorry if I made you cry, that wasn’t my intention) then you already know the seeds of HAIL MARY HONEYMOON. Can all that stuff honestly happen to a couple? Uhm, yeah, I lived it. Sorta. I did tweaks some things for privacy reasons but trust me, my heart is on those pages. It is *MY* story.
That was 11 years ago and Big G and I are still going strong. I can’t say we didn’t have our moments. But our moments make us stronger as a couple. I think they will impact Josie and Wade the same way. When you say “I do”, you do. Through sickness and health, for richer or for poorer. The rewards are priceless and eternal. And so so worth it.
HAIL MARY HONEYMOON
Josie and Wade had it all in their marriage. Then disaster hit. As both struggled to cope with the fall out, they grew further apart until they crumbled as a couple. Wade proposes a last ditch effort to save their marriage. They need to play a risky game, the Hail Mary Honeymoon. They will either both win it all or both will lose everything.
When an alpha is too hot to handle, what’s a girl to do?
Simple…Tame the Alpha and make him purr.
From deliciously sizzling contemporary bad boys, to pulse-tingling paranormal hotties, you’re sure to fall in love and in lust with any or all of these alphas. Over twenty fabulous authors bring their A-game to tempt your every desire.
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People, I am so excited for this. I was invited to join some fabulous authors contributing a short story to a box set with the theme TAMING THE ALPHA. All pro edited, all pro formatted, pro covers, and the pro talent almost oozes out of the box. And the price is RIDICULOUS!! 99 cents for the whole thing. That is less than a nickel a story!! This is not about making money. This is about showing our readers we appreciate you.
Since I am eyeball deep in Rex’s story, I needed a paranormal break. I went back to my contemporary roots/ Not all romance happens outside marriage, you know so I took a look at one married couple and wrote their story. For me, it was personal. Anyone who has read my accounts of The Best Worst Christmas will be able to see my story in this tale. I can admit that things got hairy in my marriage after this but this month, we will celebrate 18 years together. I *KNOW* love works to heal. I wanted to show it.
So if you are a blogger and interested in reviewing my story for release day of the box set (Dec. 9th), send me an email and I’ll hook you up! And please, add this amazing set to your bookshelves, to-be read piles and pre-order lists. I am going to list the info for *MY* story and all the teasers for the others to tempt you.
Josie and Wade will either win it all or lose everything when they play a risky game to save their marriage.
Mandy M. Roth—Broken Communications
Immortal Outcasts, Book 1–Part of the Immortal Ops World
Michelle M. Pillow—Determined Prince–Captured by a Dragon-Shifter
With no one left to marry on the planet, the dragon shifters are starting to get desperate.
Sidney Bristol—Bound and Tamed, Bayou Bound #4
She’s a woman on a mission to retake her body. He’s a man with the talents to push her to new levels.
V. M. Black—No Gentleman
A reckless debutante. A jaded, deadly vampire.
Shelli Stevens—Falling for the Firefighter
When her cousin sets the kitchen on fire, Kim comes face to face with a man from her past. Despite the sparks that fly, she’s afraid to fall for the firefighter who might leave her burned.
Jessie Donovan—Cougar’s First Christmas
Despite coming from two worlds, can their love survive the greatest of tests?
N.J. Walters—Coming Home
A burned-out DEA agent discovers home is where the heart is.
Ella Drake—River Arrow
Don’t get involved. That grim policy has saved Jared’s skin in his post-apoc world. But when Mari faces a drifter gang, he risks losing his boat, his trade route and his life.
They’ll do whatever it takes to reclaim what’s Theirs
Lee tried to forget the woman who stole his heart years ago, but now that there’s a killer after her, he’ll do whatever he must to keep her safe.
Lauren Hawkeye—Mistaken Identity
In her job as a decoy sent out to catch cheating men, Hannah thinks she’s seen it all. Yet nothing can explain her attraction to Adam… or what she does as a result.
Scarlett Dawn—Valan Playboys
Never human, never bored, Lana Claire meets her magical match in Valan royalty.
Natasha Logan—Under His Spell
Destiny comes with a price.
Altered by science, the Renegades are the ultimate warriors—indestructible and deadly.
Tracey H. Kitts—Once Upon a Full Moon
Freya’s life is changed forever one full moon.
Reagan Hawk—Performance Criteria
What do you get when you mix a high IQ and a lot of spare parts? The man of your dreams, of course.
Candice Gilmer—His Velvet Touch
He was going to use her, but he didn’t expect to need her.
Can an unexpected visitor vanquish the demons that lurk in the darkness of a lonely man’s soul?
Inez Kelley—Hail Mary Honeymoon – Josie and Wade will either win it all or lose everything when they play a risky game to save their marriage.
Eryn Blackwell—One Night of Passion
Death cannot keep them apart, but he only has one night to prove to her they are meant to be together.
Sherri L. King—Legendary Choice
She chose to live a life less ordinary, never knowing it would involve a sexy demigod who would show her just how legendary that life could be.
Kennedy Kovit-–The Bet
When his best friend bets him that he can’t romance the pants off their boss’s daughter, he can’t resist.
Madelyn Porter—Rite of Passion
To escape he plans on seducing his beautiful captor.
Romance at Random has named THE BASTARD to its list of LUCKY 13: Paranormals for Halloween! It comes in at #3.
“#3. The Bastard (The Baddest Boys in History #1) by Inez Kelley: You may have noticed a pattern of exceptionally smart reads on this list. Kelley’s take on history is very special. I had the pleasure of talking about the making of this book/series with her and after she shared the depth and length of time spent researching this book, I knew I’d found something special. If you need to save the world from evil and could pick anyone from the past to assist you, who would you select? Good guys and awesome warriors might be a good start but if you’re fighting true evil, perhaps a bad guy’s point of view will serve you better? Nary a vampire or shifter in sight, Kelley gives us real life historical figures whose stories may not have been all that we read in the history books. The Bastard is the first book in the series and frankly, I am chomping at the bit for more. A considerable amount of world building takes place and never once do you find the track of the story out of focus. From raiding Vikings to biblical characters, hell, even Caligula has a part in this tale – Kelley’s take on history is precise and her storytelling is impeccable. The love story, romance and straight up sexy times will leave you in a puddle of swoon.”
I am soooo late on this book coming out and that really sucks. If it was me being lazy or overstretching myself work-wise, then I would feel even worse. But in all honesty, it isn’t that. My 10 yr old son has been fighting a severe medical issue since 2010 but he reached crisis mode several times, most recently this past July. Every ounce of energy I have to spare (and many days, some ounces I just don’t have but don’t have a choice on) go into keeping him healthy. Or at least healthy enough to survive.
I won’t whine and moan about personal things but he has no less than 4 appointments a week and has since mid-summer. Some weeks are far worse than others but the minimum never changes. My first priority has to be keeping him alive. I hope every person whom I’ve disappointed can understand that.
THE ADDICT will be published and ASAP, I swear. I realize I may have lost numerous readers because of this delay. After all, I am *NOT* G. R. R. Martin nor am I writing Game of Thrones. But I will not put out a slapped together shitty story because of a time issue. That is not fair to readers or the the characters. My worlds are complicated and do require a lot of fact-checks and plot-hole story searches. I won’t compromise on those.
So I push on and HOPE that some of you will still be interested in Rex’s tale when it comes out. I do also plan on writing/releasing the rest of the 6 book series. In order and complete. Hang in there with me.