Wednesday, May 15, 2013

#NewRelease and #Giveaway INESCAPABLE by Natalie G. Owens and Zee Monodee #paranormal

Hello everyone. Please help me welcome Natalie G. Owens and Zee Monodee to the blog. These two awesome ladies have partnered to write Inescapable, a thrilling paranormal. And today, they are here to tell us about this wonderful book. Welcome, ladies!

Natalie and Zee have graciously agreed to provide a giveaway. Yay! Please read to the end for the details on how to enter.

Mother and daughter go to therapy :)

Two women enter Mother May’s humble abode cum office: Adri Dionysios, an heiress and warrior, and her adoptive daughter, Sera Dionysios, a young woman of mysterious origins (possibly with phoenix and gypsy blood in her).

“Come in, dears,” says Mother May. “Make yourselves comfortable.”

Mother May is the matriarch of the Faerie people, and has been around a very, very, very long time. Nobody knows exactly how long. Picture a “Judi Dench” type, a bit stout but soft-looking, with kind, yet, shrewd eyes. She is also very intuitive, and knows things others don’t. Nothing much escapes her. The perfect therapist, of course.

Sera’s face is twisted in a grimace as she sits in an overstuffed armchair with a tapestry pattern, and Adri rolls her eyes and huffs—a long drawn out, trembling huff—while she claims the second armchair next to Sera.

Mother May looks quizzically at the pair. “What’s wrong? Aren’t you glad you’re here to iron out your differences?”

“I practically had to drag her in here kicking and screaming,” Adri says in exasperation, waving her hand in Sera’s general direction. “I suppose anything is more important for my daughter than getting along with her mother, even painting a picture, or reading one of her huge books on cryptology or, or….”

“Ancient languages, Mom. It’s not like you don’t know.”

“Smart mouth,” Adri mutters. “Anyhow, it’s anything and everything but being with me.”

“Yeah, Mom,” Sera scoffs. “Because you make it so easy. And you’re never overbearing.” Sarcasm drips from her tone like fat from a basted duck.

“I was going to ask you,” Mother May interjects, addressing Adri. “Might you, perhaps, be a tad bit overprotective? Could you give Sera a little more freedom to make her own choices and mistakes? It’s what we all did after all, isn’t it?”

Mistakes?” Adri says in horror. “Mistakes? I’ll have you know, Sera’s life is in danger…so am I supposed to let her go and do anything she wants without keeping an eye on her? Is loving one’s child such a bad thing these days? Then there’s that good for nothing scoundrel, that Rafe, who keeps sniffing around her—”

“I can handle Rafe, Mom. I’m not five…”

“Handle him,” Adri mocks. “Like you did that night when I found you at the club wrapped around him so tight, I thought you were going to do a ‘When Harry met Sally’ right in the middle of that dance floor! That man looks at you like you’re what’s for dinner. I don’t like it.”

“Who cares what you like or not? I can choose to get it on with whoever I want, thank you, even if that person is a monster who owns my very soul and ruined my life. Even if I hate him. It’s not your business to tell me who to make out with. I’m a grown, frigging woman! Then again…” Sera snickers, a wicked gleam in her eyes. “Rafe’s kinda hot. Reeeeeeeeeeeally hot. It’s a physical thing.” Her voice wavers a bit, showing something different lurks beneath the surface nonchalance, but she goes on. “Women can use men for their bodies just like men do. You should know about that more than I do.” Sera emphasizes the last sentence, an eyebrow raised.

Then, coolly, she looks at their therapist. “Mother May, you may not know but Mom here was a courtesan for years and—”

“See what I have to contend with every day?” Adri interjects, turning wild eyes on Mother May. “No respect whatsoever! Mon Dieu, the girl doesn’t even know what’s good for her, yet she wants to challenge me when I try to protect her. That’s the thanks I get.”

Mother May sighs. “Yes, well, darlings, perhaps we will need more, er…meetings such as this to fix this mess. … But now, how about some tea and homemade cookies?”

“Sure!” mother and daughter say in unison, especially at the words ‘homemade cookies’.

“You see,” Mother May says with a twinkle in her all-knowing eyes. “There’s always common ground to stand on, even in the worst of situations.” 



An immortal born from an unlikely alliance...

Beautiful mythic Greek heiress Adrasteia 'Adri' Dionysios has roamed the world for millennia, taking her pleasure where she wanted. Until one night, when Fate drops a baby wrapped in fire into her arms. Motherhood is a formidable challenge, but so is figuring out the identity of a mystery man who makes her pulse race.

A vampyre’s obsession...

Seraphine 'Sera' Dionysios' origins are shrouded in mystery. Torn between a mother whose blood saved her life, and a man who now possesses her soul, the only thing Sera can still cling to is her heart.
One rule matters above all others: Always protect the portal…
When Evil comes to Adri and Sera’s hometown of Shadow Bridge, a place where the mortal human world ends and the supernatural realm starts, it’s up to them to stop a prophecy as old as time itself...or die trying.


Author Bios

Zee Monodee

Author, smitten wife, in-over-her-head mum to a tween boy, best-buddy stepmum to a teenage lad, bookaholic, incompetent housewife desperate to channel Bree van de Kamp & Nigella Lawson (and failing miserably!)... 

Zee hails from the multicultural, rainbow-nation island of Mauritius, in the southern Indian Ocean. Shamelessly addicted to Supernatural, Glee, and Gossip Girl, she did put her brain to good use by getting a degree in Communications Science. Romance remains her big love, though, and she likes nothing more than writing strong, kick-arse heroines.

Other books by Zee Monodee:

Once Upon A... series (multicultural 1NightStand @Decadent Publishing)
Once Upon A Stormy Night
Once Upon A Second Chance

Corpus Brides series (espionage/romantic suspense thrillers)
Walking The Edge
Before The Morning

Find out more about Zee and her work at

Natalie G. Owens

Pink velvet and black lace. Light and darkness. A world of contrasts exists in Natalie’s stories because every rose has its thorn. Her favorite stories to write are romances with a dark edge featuring brooding heroes, strong heroines, and a good dash of fantasy.

Married, with one son, she now calls the beautiful island of Malta home after eleven good years in Atlanta, GA. When she’s not working or writing—or muttering to myself about it like a batty old maid—she enjoys spending time with family and friends (both online and offline), reading, cooking, watching a good movie, taking trips, and ogling shoe store displays.

Other books by Natalie G. Owens:

The Valthreans series (paranormal romance)
An Eternity of Roses
A Lifetime for Revenge (coming in 2013)

Moonlight Dating series
Something to Live for
Everything to Lose

Find out more about Natalie and her work at

Social Media links

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“You won’t regret reading this series; you’ll regret missing it!”—Rebecca Royce, bestselling author of The Westervelt Wolves series.

“OMG … beautifully wrapped and weaved into a believable world…”

“I have no problem giving it 5 full stars. The writing is great, the story is great, the characters are believable. ”


More channels and print coming soon!


Now on to the giveaway. Natalie is giving away one ecopy of An Eternity of Roses, the first book in The Valthreans series.

Zee is giving away an ebook from her backlist, reader's choice! Check out Zee's books here:

To enter: leave a comment below along with your email address, answering the question: which of the giveaway books would you like to win and why.

* Contest ends Monday, May 20th, 2013 at 11:59 pm PT. The winner will be chosen via *
(Edited: contest extended by one day to catch the after-weekenders!)

Thank you, Natalie, Zee, and all the readers, for joining me today!


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

#99cents #Sale! DEADLY OBSESSION by Kristine Cayne #Romance #Suspense

5/14 - 5/16

Only 99 cents at: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | ARe

Praise and Awards
RT Book Reviews Top Pick - "Stock up on ice cubes because this is definitely one sizzling debut. Readers will be hooked from the first sentence- on the book and on Nic! As rich as a white chocolate cheesecake, Cayne's entrance into the suspense genre is invigorating, explosive and simply intoxicating."

Nominee - Best Villain - 2013 eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook Awards

Nominee - Best Suspense/Thriller - 2013 RONE (Reward of Novel Excellence) Awards

Winner - Best Romance - 2012 eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook Awards

Finalist - Best Romance - Kindle Book Review's Best Indie Books of 2012

Finalist - Best Romantic Suspense - 2011 Rose City Romance Writers Golden Rose Contest

When an Oscar-winning movie star meets a department-store photographer...

Movie star Nic Lamoureux appears to have a playboy's perfect life. But it's a part he plays, an act designed to conceal a dark secret he carries on his shoulders. His empty days and nights are a meaningless blur until he meets the woman who fulfills all his dreams. She and her son are the family he's always wanted--if she can forgive a horrible mistake from his past.

A Hollywood dream...

Lauren James, a widowed single mother, earns barely enough money to support herself and her son. When she wins a photography contest and meets Nic, the man who stars in all her fantasies, her dreams, both professional and personal, are on the verge of becoming real. The attraction between Lauren and Nic is instant--and mutual. Their chemistry burns out of control during a photo shoot that could put Lauren on the fast track to a lucrative career.

Becomes a Hollywood nightmare

But an ill-advised kiss makes front-page news, and the lurid headlines threaten everything Nic and Lauren have hoped for. Before they know what's happening, their relationship is further rocked by an obsessed and cunning stalker who'll stop at nothing--not even murder--to have Nic to herself. When Nic falls for Lauren, the stalker zeroes in on her as the competition.

Lauren rolled her eyes. "Fine. Do it."

Nic bent down and brushed his lips against hers. For the first few seconds, she didn't kiss him back, but she didn't push him away, either. Then, on a sigh, she leaned into him and her arms locked around his neck. His tongue darted out to taste her bottom lip. Mmm... cherry--his new favorite flavor. When her mouth opened, he didn't hesitate. 

He dove in. And drowned.

He'd meant this to be a quick kiss, only now he just couldn't stop. His lips traced a path to her throat. Cupping her bottom with his hands, he lifted her up, grinding against her. She moaned. It was a beautiful sound, one he definitely wanted to hear again.

A loud noise pierced the fog of his lust. He raised his head from where he'd been nuzzling Lauren's apple-scented neck to tell whoever it was to fuck off, but as the sexual haze cleared, he swallowed the words. The paparazzi had gathered around, applauding and calling out crude encouragements. Some snapped photos while others rolled film. Shit. He'd pay for this fuck-up and so would she.

About Kristine
I'm fascinated by the mysteries of human psychology--twisted secrets, deep-seated beliefs, out-of-control desires. Add in high-stakes scenarios and real-world villains, and you have a story worth writing, and reading.

The heroes and heroines of my Deadly Vices series, beginning with Deadly Obsession, are pitted against each other by their radically opposing life experiences. By overcoming their differences and finding common ground, they triumph over their enemies and find true happiness in each other's arms.

Today I live in the Pacific Northwest, thriving on the mix of cultures, languages, religions and ideologies. When I'm not writing, I'm people-watching, imagining entire life stories, and inventing all sorts of danger for the unsuspecting heroes and heroines who cross my path.