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Interview and Giveaway- Smexy Paranormal Romance Author Annie Nicholas

I’m so excited today. I have paranormal romance author Annie Nicholas joining me for a little chit-chat. She’s super sweet and an encouraging friend. I was so glad when she agreed to this interview.

Even better, she’s giving away a free copy of one of her ebooks today. So tell her how much you love her in the comments below to win a free book! Winner announced at the bottom of the page..

WELCOME Annie, so glad you decided to stop by for a little Q and A for the readers out there.

So, tell me, where do you get your idea? Haha, just kidding. I would never curse a fellow writer with a question like that. *snickers* We all know that’s like number one on the cringing list of questions we get asked.

C.M. –You do seem to love the paranormal though, so what draws you to these mythical beasties and yummy weres that grace your books?

A.N. -Thanks for inviting to your blog.  For as long as I can remember I always rooted for the monster in movies. I think King Kong, the 1970’s version, was the first monster movie I saw. Paranormal creatures are bigger than life. Their problems are not mundane yet they need love too. 

C.M. -You’ve written both werecreatures and vampires, which do you find more appealing and why?

A.N. -Vampires are my true love. I’ve never met one I didn’t like. They’re more twisted and darker by nature. I think the more tortured the character the more I love them. Vampires are good for this. Don’t get me wrong. I love shifters too but more for the animal nature and sexual magnetism.

C.M. -If you were to line up all of your yummy heroes up in a row and could only take one with you on a trip into the unknown, who would it be and why? — What? No, I wasn’t drooling at the thought of all those yummy heroes lined up shirtless and muscled and … *cough* You were saying?

A.N. -The choices, the choices…Actually, it’s a no brainer. Tane, from The Angler series, hands down. Even if he would probably kill me before the end of the trip.  Nosferatu vampires just don’t have patience like some other vamps. He sums up everything that frightens and attracts me all rolled up in one badass, uber-smart, ancient, bloodlusting vampire.

C.M. -So tell me a bit about your new book, The Beta.

A.N. -The Beta is the third book in my Vanguards series. The story is based on the lives of some geekie werewolves. There are different types of nerds/geeks and I’m talking from experience because I am one and hangout with others and raising at least one. The hero, Robert, is the quiet type. He’s smart but doesn’t like hanging out with other people, preferring the logic of computer programming then speech. He’s tossed, unwilling, into a leadership roll when his alpha is on his honeymoon and needs to take care of pack business for a few days. It’s his worse nightmare come true.


Three days of hell, in charge, and running out of antacids.

As the pack’s Beta, Robert needs to watch over the Vasi werewolf pack for a few days. He hates the responsibility, but his job is to dissolve any problems while his alpha honeymoons. Nevertheless, trouble comes to town and her name is Esther. She’s beguiling, beautiful and picks his pocket. Although Robert doesn’t trust her, he still wants to possess her.

Esther arrived in Chicago with the intention of slaying a vampire named Daedalus. While trailing her quarry, she encounters Robert who unhinges her world. He doesn’t know her trade, and she doesn’t know his connection to the vampire. Disturbed by her attraction to this unusual werewolf, she can’t decide which prey to hunt. The one who’s stolen her heart or the one who’ll fill her bank account.

Hot graphic werewolf sex, growing body parts, and one pissed off Nosferatu.

Buy The Beta at LyricalPress

C.M. -The blurb sounds very cool, can’t wait to pick this one up. Is this the same world as your other books or was this a fresh new world for you to explore?

A.N. -It’s the same world as The Angler series in the sense that the Nosferatu have a presence in this series as well but that’s the only connection. The Vanguards books are lighter in tone than The Angler story as well for those who shy away from blood and torture. LOL

C.M. -What’s next on your list of hot and yummy paranormal reads to shoot our way?

A.N. -I have a stand alone novella releasing in July titled Irresistible. “Werewolves believe in soul mates. Sirens eat theirs.” It’s a shifter meets hungry mermaid love story.

C.M. -Okay, I think I’ve taken up enough of your time. Thanks again Annie, for stopping by. You’ve been great. Is there anything else you’d like to add before you go?

A.N. -Never let anyone tell you can’t. With enough dedication anything is possible.

Thanks again for your time, Hon.

Take a look at other great reads by Annie Nicholas at her website: Annie Nicholas and don’t forget to check out her other Vanguard Books The Alpha, The Omega, and newly released The Beta

Comment below with some love and one lucky person will win their choice Annie’s book, The Alpha or The Omega, books the Vanguards series.
Contest ends Sunday Midnight EST. 

And the Winner Is Danielle! Congratulations! Annie will be contacting you shortly with your prize.


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Multi-Author Giveaway: Special Someone Celebration

Sunday was a special day for me. Hubby and I celebrated out 18th anniversary. It’s hard to believe that my kids are  grown (or almost grown) and 18 years have passed since we decided to tie the knot and give this marriage thing a shot.

I don’t regret it, not one bit.

He’s been a great husband and father, a good friend and lover. We’ve had our ups and some major downs but we somehow made it through. After 18 years I can’t imagine being without him, he really is my other half and I adore him. He makes me laugh, he’s loyal beyond measure, and has the best smile in the world. I love him dearly.

This Sunday is also Mother’s Day, and because of these two fantastic days. I’ve decided to do a special sort of giveaway. A few friends have kindly donated books to celebrate the upcoming holiday.

About the Giveaway:

All you have to do is comment and tell me a bit about that someone special in your life-  your mother, father, sibling, husband, wife, partner, or lover. And tell me which book you’d like. I’ll be giving away one copy of each book listed this Sunday for Mother’s Day.

Here’s your choices:

Marguerite Labbe, a fantastic M/M author of some great paranormal and fantasy works has kindly donate any book from her backlist. She’s won the Rainbow Award for Excellence (2010) and Placed 3rd in Paranormal for her book, My Heart is Within You.

Great Backlist Choices by Marguerite Labbe

M/M Author

She’s got some really great reads. *cough*I suggest the 1st of her vamp books, but that’s just me*cough* Check it out  Marguerite Labbe’s backlist here.


C.M. Torrens, M/M author is giving away her book, His Soul To Take. Little ole me. Debut author and general fun-loving gal.

His Soul To Take by C.M. Torrens

M/M Paranormal Romance

Simon has waited centuries for someone like Robert, but their first meeting is intended to be their last: Robert’s time on Earth is up, and it is Simon’s place to take him out of this world and into the next. Instead, Simon makes a split-second decision to save Robert’s life, though he is uncomfortably aware he has only postponed the inevitable.

Robert quickly falls for Simon, but when he notices the way Death seems to follow him around, his curiosity about Simon’s true nature turns to suspicion, all but erasing his memories of the man. Simon must fight to make him remember… and to stop Robert from making a grisly mistake.


Voirey Linger, a wonderful erotic author is giving away her book, Forsaking Eternity, which was given a 5 star review by Night Owl Reviews.

Forsaking Eternity By Voirey Linger

M/M Erotic Romance

There are some things an angel shouldn’t do.

Renatus is a legalist, and knows the rules better than most. But knowing the Law doesn’t stop him from imagining the press of a hard, male body against his, or remembering one forbidden kiss that left him hungry for more. He leaves Heaven to mingle with mankind, hoping that satisfying curiosity will quell desire. He finds Adam, a college professor who has given up on love.

Adam once dreamed of finding the perfect man and settling down. His dreams and trust were shattered when he found out the truth about his ex. Meeting Renatus seduces Adam into taking another chance on love. But Ren is keeping secrets, and the only promise he will make is that he will leave.

Now the Most High has commanded Renatus to retrieve the Law of Men and Angels, and a vengeful demon is circling, waiting for her opportunity to strike. Staying is impossible, leaving unbearable, and Ren wants to succumb to temptation, forsaking eternity for a life on Earth with this man.


Ella Drake, a great sci-fi/fantasy romance author, is giving away her newest book, Jaq’s Harp. Her books have been nominated for 2010 Best SF/Futuristic at Love Romances Cafe.

Jaq’s Harp by Ella Drake

Sci-fi/Fantasy Romance

In a world of floating islands and bio-engineered beans, the bad guys are taken down by agents of the Mother organization—agents like Jacqueline “Jaq” Robinson. Instead of accepting her next routine assignment, she sets out on a mission of her own—to destroy Giant Corp, the company responsible for her sister’s wasting illness. Jaq must steal her cure from Giant’s headquarters high above the city…even though she’ll be brought face-to-face with Harper English, the man who left her to go deep undercover at Giant.

For Harp, Jaq had been a distraction the mercenary thought he couldn’t afford. But once he sees her again, Harp knows he’s made a mistake. Even though she vowed he won’t have her again, it’s clear they still have a powerful attraction. Harp’s determined to get a second chance with Jaq—if they can escape Giant Corp and get back to solid ground in one piece…


Lexie Donovan, debut erotic author is giving away her book, In the Park. Fresh. She’s a fresh new author who will definitely go far.

In The Park By Lexie Donovan

Erotic Short

All the email said was, “No looking, no touching and no underwear. See you at the park.”
It was going to be a wild night….





Kathleen Scott, a great fantasy romance author, is giving away her book Private Negotiations. 1st book in her Planet Scicia series. A great series of books here.

Private Negotiations by Kathleen Scott

Fantasy Romance

For the past ten years, war has ravaged the planet of Scicia. The countries of Telesia and Vanden have painted the land with the blood of their people, neither side coming out the clear victor. The recent death of the Vanden Regent has brought his heir to the throne and with it a new chance for peace. That is, if the memories of an illicit love and a false identity do not derail the process first.

Vanden Regent, Loden Espacian has waited a long time to claim Rinalda D’Aubry as his bride. Four years before, on a mission to Presari Station, Loden attempted to seduce secrets from the Telesian Chancellor’s beautiful daughter. His quest failed when she did not divulge even so much as her family ties and Loden fell helplessly in love. Now, the war has taken a terrible toll on Vanden’s resources. With his country on the verge of collapse, Rinalda is within the walls of his palace as the Telesian peace emissary. The only chance for Loden to save his country is to find a way back to Rinalda’s good graces and once again win her heart. 

When Sergeant Rinalda D’Aubry agreed with her father’s plan of going to Vanden as the emissary in a peace envoy, she had no idea she’d come face to face with the man she thought was lost to a wartime romance. Dreams of him have sustained her during some of her worst days and nights, fighting in a bloody war of her father’s making. The man she remembers was a common foot soldier, not the heir to the Vanden throne. Betrayed and humiliated, Rinalda vows to rise above her broken heart to save both countries from destruction, before it’s too late. But memories of their passionate love making threaten to ignite the air between them, and burn all who stand in the way.


Moriah Jovan, epic author, and just plain epic woman all around has kindly donated the first three books in her Dunham series. Yes, you can have all three. Don’t let your jaw hit the floor now.

Dunham Series by Moriah Jovan

Family Saga- Literary Romance

The Proviso – Knox Hilliard’s uncle killed his father to marry his mother and gain control of the family’s Fortune 100 company. Knox is set to inherit it on his 40th birthday, provided he has a wife and an heir….



Stay – At 12, Vanessa Whittaker defied her family to save 17-year-old bad boy Eric Cipriani from wrongful imprisonment and, possibly, death. She’d hoped for a “thank you” from him, a kiss on the cheek, but before she could grow up and grow curves, he left town….



Magdalene – Mitch Hollander, the widowed bishop of a Mormon congregation, falls in love with Cassie St. James, the woman hired to restructure his steel mill. Meanwhile, a man in Mitch’s congregation plots to take over the position of bishop using Cassie’s past profession as a prostitute as his weapon. A Mormon bishop. An ex-prostitute. A man with a vendetta. Let the games begin…


Hailey Edwards, great paranormal/fantasy author, and one of the  sweetest  persons I’ve ever met. She has received rave reviews of her book including 5 stars from Bitten By Books.

Everlong by Hailey Edwards

Fantasy Romance

The most damaged heart can fly with the right pair of wings.

Madelyn’s life is far from fairytale perfect. She is second in line for the throne of a corrupt, brutal monarchy. Or at least she was until her dark guardian sacrificed his life to hide her safely in a realm of infinite possibilities.

For years she’s lived among a colony of escaped slaves as her guardian’s widow. Even in this simple life, though, nothing is as it seems. Her hero kept a secret—a younger brother named Clayton Delaney. Warrior, winged demon…and the man who now wants to lay claim to her heart.

No longer cast in his brother’s shadow, Clayton meets all obstacles head on, including one named Maddie. His infatuation with her reaches the breaking point when she undergoes a royal rite of passage, going into heat and pushing them both over the edge.

Just as Maddie learns that some risks are worth taking, she discovers that her guardian may be alive. And she’s forced to make a choice between the man she’d thought she loved, and the demon willing to lend her his wings.


Miranda Heart, is warm and friendly erotic romance author, whose been kind enough to donate one of her wickedly fun little books.

Something Unexpected by Miranda Heart

Genre BDSM

Beatrice doesn’t understand her new found feelings for pain and pleasure until she meets the Marquis de Sade. As hard as she tries to deny her feelings, the Marquis and what he can do to her continues to excite Beatrice. Finally, she devises a scheme to get him alone. By the end of the night, she’s sated but disappointed that she can’t share her new tastes with her betrothed and must keep it a secret. Having had a taste of what she really needs, how can she endure a long, boring marriage?


Inez Kelley who touches on more romance sub-genre than anyone else I know has been kind enough to donate the first two books in her fantasy series. Great friend and finalist in the EPIC’s Ebook award (2010).

Myla By Moonlight

MAGIC BITES…and its name is Myla.

Created at Prince Taric’s birth, Myla is a spell, an enchantment designed to appear and protect him when he needs it most. She has always been content to do her duty…until one night of forbidden passion leaves her longing to experience life—and love—as a mortal woman. Yet the risk is too great. Even if her blood runs as red as his, she can never give him the one thing he needs: a child.

Taric’s blessing—and his curse—is knowing the kingdom’s future depends on his producing an heir to continue the bloodline. His bond with Myla has always been that of protector and protected. When it suddenly becomes something much more, he unwittingly sentences his people to certain death.

An old enemy is plotting to destroy all he holds dear: his lands, his people, his father, and his lover. And this time, even if they fight tooth and blade, their shared magic may not be enough to save them…

Salome At Sunrise

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…


In addition-

Hailey Edwards has also donated a 5 dollar gift card for Samhain to one random person. Who couldn’t use money off a book of their choice?

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All you have to do to win is post a comment and tell me which book you’d like. Tell me about your special someone. Just something small that makes you smile.

One book from each author will be given out Sunday afternoon.

Contest runs  from Weds. and will close Sunday the 8th at 12 noon, EST. The best answers will get a free ebook.

*Side note: I have like the best friends in the world don’t I? Show them some love, people. 😀 


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His Soul To Take- It’s Alive!

Good morning. Guess what? It’s Alive! My debut novella His Soul To Take is now LIVE baby! I’m excited, can you tell? You only have one 1st and I’m celebrating!

Celebrating means good stuff for you, as in a free copy. I’m over at Dreamspinner Press Blog all day and I’m running a little giveaway.

Woohoo, free stuff, right?

Wanna win? Just tweet the following: I want a free copy of @CMTorrens debut book #HisSoulToTake. Don’t forget the Hashtag #HisSoulToTake, or I might not see your tweet.

Check out Dreamspinner Press’s Blog  and ask me questions. I do like Q & A’s, I think they’re fun, so don’t be afraid to ask me something.

His Soul To Take by C.M. Torrens

M/M Paranormal Romance

Publisher Dreamspinner Press

Buy Link 


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