Cover for Simply Forbidden
Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 7 Comments »

Ooh I love it when I get to share a new cover with you all! This is for Simply Forbidden which is book #6 in the House of Pleasure series. It’s about Lisette Delornay, Helene and Philip’s daughter and the enigmatic Major Lord Gabriel Swanfield, one of my more reasonable heroes. The book comes out in February 2011.

Here’s a blurbette:

Lisette Delornay-Ross is used to belonging to two worlds-her father Philip’s aristocratic circles and her mother, Helene’s more risqué sexual empire. When she meets Major Lord Gabriel Swanfield, she is instantly attracted to him and more than willing to engage in her usual brand of flirtation. Scarred both physically and mentally by his sojourn in the Peninsular army, Gabriel lives a solitary existence on the fringes of London society.

Although he is willing to indulge Lisette in an erotic affair, Gabriel has surprisingly strong views about marriage. But despite herself, Lisette understands Gabriel’s conventional desires all too well. Should she give into his demands and become the perfect society wife he thinks he wants, or try and persuade him otherwise? As both of them try to provide the other with what they believe is the answer to their dilemma, they discover that love has a way of making the most unconventional of lifestyles work after all.

Anticipation…
Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 6 Comments »

I’m sure some of you have noticed that widget blinking away on my website telling you exactly how many seconds, minutes, day it is until “Kiss of the Rose” comes out. I wonder what happens when we reach zero? Does the widget spontaneously explode taking my website with it? Or does it start to go backwards? I’d better check with my webmistress about that.

I have lots of great promotional ideas coming up, blogs, contests, giveaways, some of them for signed books others for special goodies I’ve had made just for the launch of this particular series. I”m also running some contests on Writerspace over June/July and August, so go check them out and enter to win. :)

It’s a very special book to me. It was incredibly hard to write because I’d never written a detailed paranormal romance before and I rather lightheartedly embarked on a very ambitious project requiring the building of a Vampire world, a Druid world, Tudor England, a love story-oh and yes, a plot-all in eighty-five thousand words in one book. There were moments when I despaired of every getting it right, other moments when I considered sending the advance back so I could get out of writing the flipping thing. But I’m glad I stuck with it. The end product was far better than I had envisioned.

Rosalind Llewellyn is a strong heroine with very definite ideas about her job in life, which is to kill Vampires. She has no time for the hero and it was a pleasure watching him having to learn not only not to underestimate her, but also to find her softer side and coax it out. Christopher Ellis reminded me a bit of Errol Flynn. He’s all emotion and flamboyance-a strong contrast to the more ‘together’ heroine. The fun thing is that I got to write about them twice. Their story continued into “Blood of the Rose” which comes out next February.

I’m in the process of adding some new pages to the Tudor Vampire part of the website, which will include a glossary of the main fictional and historical characters. Real places they visited in the books and some of the research material I found particularly helpful. I always love to use real places in my books if I can, especially places I have visited. Hampton Court, one of my favorite places in England features in book #2 and I’ll put up details about that nearer the second book launch.

So keep watching this space. I’ll be posting and adding more details as to all the goings-on as I get them:)

p.s. for those of you who prefer your books digital-Roping the Wind is now available as an e-book and I believe ‘Where have all the cowboys gone?’ will become one soon as well.

Love
Kate x

More Diva books :)
Monday, June 21st, 2010 Leave a Comment »

SALOME AT SUNRISE by releases today from Carina Press!

It’s not nice to piss off Mother Nature…

Bryton Haruk sets out on a suicide mission to stop the bloodthirsty Skullmen from terrorizing the war-weary Land of Eldwyn. Consumed by guilt over the death of his wife, Bryton seeks revenge and reunion in the afterlife with his lost love. His purpose is determined, his bravery unmatched, until the queen casts a spell to save Bryton from himself.

Salome is that spell. A bird-shifter, she can harness the earth’s breeze and take the form of a beautiful, innocent woman. Her challenge is to harness Bryton’s pain and guide him to peace. She entrances and irritates him, tempting Bryton from his mission. Even as he gives in to the passion between them, Bryton insists on mounting a solo attack on the brigands’ compound, and Salome fears her love won’t be enough to save him…

Celebrate Summer Solstice.

Salome at Sunrise from Inez Kelley and Carina Press.

Seize the day.

Buy it now.

BLURB:

Someone is about to get some Spice in his life.

Spice has nothing but the clothes on her back when she returns to Chicago. She’s looking for a better life, and that means reuniting with her estranged twin sister, Sugar. She isn’t thrilled to find out Sugar’s boyfriend is a vampire. But then she meets Eric, once the bottle-cap-glasses wearing nerd next door – now grown into the kind of man she’d love to snuggle with on this cold winter night…and he’s offered her his room in Sugar’s house.

Eric can’t believe Spice has returned. He’d given up hope of ever seeing her again, let alone having her stare at him as if he’s sex on a stick. But now that all of his fantasies for them are coming true, reality rears her ugly head and Eric must tell Spice his intimate secret; he’s actually an Alpha werewolf looking for his mate and he thinks he’s found her.

Buy 

Contest at Writerspace this month
Monday, June 14th, 2010 Leave a Comment »

Hi everyone!

I have a contest to win a copy of “Kiss of the Rose” and a special extra prize running on Writerspace this month, so please enter!

I will also be running a contest on this blog nearer the publication date and two more months of contests on Writerspace and elsewhere so keep on trying! LOL

Kate x

A first from Pearce Publishing
Thursday, June 10th, 2010 2 Comments »

Once upon a time I wrote a longish short story intended for an e-publisher and they turned it down. I liked this story so I kept in on my computer and occasionally brought it out, brushed it off, still liked it and still kept it.

Recently there has been a lot of talk about self-publishing on some of the loops I frequent, so I decided to try and see if I could publish this little short erotic historical tale. With a lot of help from Gwen Hayes and a beautiful cover made by Dara England, I managed it!

And here it is :)

When Lady Arabella’s errant husband returns after a two-year absence that began just after the consummation of their marriage, she’s still furious with him. Will past hurts finally be explained, and will Lord James be shocked to discover that Arabella has made the best of the situation with the help of his best friend, Tom? Or will Lord James turn the tables, reveal all, and win their sexual game for an unconventional happy ever after?
Please note. This book contains m/f/m sexual interaction and mild infidelity.

you can find it for 0.99c at kindle and smashwords and eventually on other devices too :)

New Release from one of my favorite writers :)
Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 Leave a Comment »

Crystal Jordan’s In the Heat of the Night series from Samhain has been combined into a single print volume and releases today!

When wildness rules the night, giving in is the only choice.

Total Eclipse of the Heart

Werewolf law demands that once mated, werewolves know no other lover. Then Lena walks into Rachel’s world, turning it inside out. Her mate may not like it, but once scented, nothing will stop Rachel from claiming what’s hers…

Big Girls Don’t Die
Six months ago, Andre turned Cynthiana into a vampire, insisting it was meant to be. Cyn doesn’t call this a healthy relationship. When she ends up stranded on Valentine’s Day, he grabs his chance to convince her they can live happily ever and forever after.

It’s Raining Men
Candy has always known Michael is her mate. The catch? He’s gay. When she meets his lover, she’s sure her werewolf instincts are faulty. Mates with not one, but two gay men? She must have a screw loose. Little does she know both men are about to rock her world.

Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Anyone who tries to get in Pixie’s way gets the business end of her Fae magic, especially pushy werewolf males. Luckily, Malcon likes her that way. Their uncomplicated fling, for him, is anything but—she’s his mate. He just has to convince her that love won’t clip her wings.

Warning: Naughty love in every imaginable flavor: boy on boy, girl on girl, boy on girl, boy on girl on boy, girl on boy on girl. Werewolves, vampires, sirens, and Fae doing all the dirty deeds from spanking to anal to public masturbation. Options are limitless, so pick your poison wisely!

Places to buy it: Amazon.com | Barnes & Noble | Borders | Books-A-Million | Indiebound | Powell’s Books

Risking Eternity-out today from one of my favorite people :)
Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 2 Comments »

Such a pleasure when a writer (and friend) one knows and loves has their first book out! Especially when it comes out with my first-ever publisher too:) Big congrats to Voirey Linger and many sales! I loved this story :)

Here’s the blurb :)

For two hundred years, Dominicus has lived in isolation, sentenced to take human souls to hell. But this night’s victim is unlike all the others. She tempts him. One kiss and she comes apart in his arms. One taste, and he can’t walk away.

But Maggie isn’t the only temptation he faces. Dominicus fights an attraction to Renatus, his best friend through the eons and a male with whom sex is forbidden. With her, he risks Hell, with him, losing the only piece of Heaven he has left.

Maggie cannot begin to understand what Dominicus has done. Demons covet her soul and Lucifer won’t give up his prize. In claiming her, he’s not only compounded his sin, he’s sparked a war between Heaven and Hell. Angels battle demons, and Dominicus must make a choice. Does he deliver to Lucifer the human whose soul calls to him and ensure his salvation, or save her and risk eternal damnation?

Reader Advisory: Contains passionate lip-locks between two male angels, hot enough to singe your feathers off.

and, more importantly, here’s the buy link

Kate x

So why did I choose Lord Minshom to write about?
Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 3 Comments »

I get asked this question a lot, because everyone expected me to write about one of the twins next, preferably Christian, I think :) (And I didn’t do that either.)

Toward the end of writing Simply Wicked I began to realize that Lord Minshom wasn’t quite as bad as he would like me to believe. And when, by the end of the book, he walks away from Anthony in disgust, I was intrigued. I happened to be in the process of deciding what book to write next and Minshom began to appeal to me as the next hero. But how to make such a hard unappealing character into a man my readers could invest in? I knew it wouldn’t be easy and I wasn’t sure if I was up to the task of doing him justice.

Like most mothers, I spend a lot of my time driving kids around and one day in the car I heard this song.
Raoul And The Kings Of Spain by Tears For Fears

When the seventh son of the seventh son
Comes along and breaks the chain
Raoul, Raoul, Raoul and the kings of Spain
Making it plain, making it sane
To turn this loss into a gain

Raoul, Raoul, Raoul and the kings of Spain
Raoul, Raoul, Raoul and the kings of Spain

Did you know your father was an island
Did you know your mother was the sea
Can we ever hope to seek asylum
From the bounds of fate and family

When the seventh son of the seventh son
Comes along and breaks the chain
Raoul, Raoul, Raoul and the kings of Spain
Making it plain, making it sane
To turn this loss into a gain

Raoul, Raoul, Raoul and the kings of Spain
Raoul, Raoul, Raoul and the kings of Spain

Did you know all mothers come from heaven
Did you know all fathers come from hell
That is why they’re at sixes and sevens
That is why their marriage isn’t well (not well)

And it made me think, especially the line about ‘breaks the chain’ because I realized that Minshom was going to do that. He was going to stop the cycle of abuse that had started before he was even born and continued with his father and his distant deceased mother. The song also, in my mind, referenced his relationship with his own wife. And once I knew that, and knew how hard that was going to be for him, I knew him and I knew how to write the book. ;-)

Winners!
Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 3 Comments »

The three winners of a signed copy of Simply Insatiable are :)

Chaeya
Mitzi H
Sonya

I’ll be in touch ladies!
Thank you to everyone who entered and for the lovely comments. I wish I could give books to you all, I really do :)
Kate x

SIMPLY INSATIABLE out today!!
Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 39 Comments »

Today Simply #5 is out and its hero, Lord Minshom, is a man who has already stirred some controversy among my readers. Several people have written to me asking why I decided to write about him, or would want to!

When I was writing ‘Simply Wicked’ I realized well before the end of the book that Lord Minshom was going to let Anthony get away from him and this interested me-a lot. Once I had that thought in my head, it was easy to write Lord Minshom’s book, (which continues just 4 weeks after the end of ‘Wicked). And, as soon as Jane, his wife, appeared and demanded that he listen to her and come home, I knew there was a lot to discover.

It was a hard book to write because of the subject matter, but I wanted to show how Minshom’s past affected him through our modern understanding all of the long lasting effects of any kind of abuse. But while showing us that, I didn’t want him to change or make him a victim. And, of course, he doesn’t do pyscho-babble or believe that he can do anything but simply endure and get through it.

Some reviewers haven’t liked him-even at the end. For me, he came to represent some very heroic characteristics. He learned to love again, he let go of his anger and he refused to carry on the cycle of abuse-and that for me, was a very big thing.

Let me know how you liked the book :)

I’m giving away 3 copies today to blog commentators.
Comment below for a chance to win and tell me about villains who get their own books-love them or hate them?

I’ll announce winners here next Tuesday, May 4th

p.s. and while you are here, go check out the ‘coming next’ page on my website for a glimpse and an excerpt of the first Tudor Vampire book “Kiss of the Rose”l