Sunday, June 24, 2012

Remember that contest for The Reckoning release? You have seven days left to enter! Look at these prizes! A magic mojo bag from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab (how else you gonna carry your mojo?) + samplers of their perfume. Swag. Book. NOOK tablet. Gift card!
You can enter by joining the mailing list (email me at contest@almakatsu.com) or Tweet, post on FB, share on social media about the Reckoning & send me the link. So easy! Just 'share' this post & you've entered.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A List of Freebies this weekend from World Castle Publishing and Amazon.com


Kathi Barton
Enduring Retribution
June 16th
Kathi Barton
Spencer
June 16th
Gail Gurley
Fearless Heart
June 16th & 17th
Linell Jeppsen
Story Time
June 16th & 17th
Alexandrea Weis
The Secret Brokers
June 16th & 17th
Denise Main
Wolf
June 16th
Jill Campbell
Celtic Rose
June 16th
Corey Mariani
Passenger Through Time
June 16th & 17th
Judy White
A Method to Madness
June 16th & 17th
George Earl Parker
The Subatomic Kid
June 16th & 17th
Lindsay Anne Kendal
Bloodlines
June 15th
Nicole Izmaylov
Dart and the Squirrels
June 15th
Denise Main
Starstone
June 15th
Denise Main
A Cold Day in Hell
June 15th
Amy Johnson
Meg’s Moment
June 15th
Eric Johnston & Andrew Utley
Harvester Ascension
June 16th & 17th
Jasmine Denton
Soul of the Sea
June 16th & 17th
Claude Dancourt
Second Chances
June 16th & 17th
Malcom Hagon
Prophecy
June 15th



Tuesday, June 12, 2012

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Spencer is free this Saturday for the very last time!! Please get your copy and have a good read for the summer. Also free Saturday is Enduring Retribution, book 5 in the Aaron's Kiss Series. Enjoy!!!

Friday, June 1, 2012


Excerpt from Quinn: ~Chapter 1~

Drew listened to her. Well sort of. He was hearing her speak but he wasn’t technically listening to her. Quinn Waite was the bossiest woman he’d ever met.  Next to his boss that is who just happened to be her sister in law, Alyssa Waite.  He’d leave her standing here but he was serving food in the dinner line and couldn’t escape just yet. But when he could, he was out of there.
“You have to make sure that she is safe, Mr. Miller.  Here you go, Sally, have some extra potatoes.  That woman said she’d get her back and we haven’t…there’s cream at the other end, Mr. Bane.  Are you listening to me?”
“Yes. You want me to protect Alyssa who is probably more capable of protecting herself than I am, Sally has extra potatoes even though she didn’t want them and Mr. Bane now has a pocket full of creamers.  Did I miss anything in your tirade?”
She glared and he laughed. It was either that or strangle her.  Quinn was a woman who got things done, he’d give her that. But she wanted it done yesterday and damn the person who didn’t pull their weight.  Drew did, pull his weight but he did things in his own way on his own schedule.  Not that he was lazy or a procrastinator, but he didn’t feel that driving someone nuts to the point of wanting them to murder you was the way to go.
“I don’t like you, Mr. Miller. Not one bit.”
He grinned at her.
 “Well that’s good, Miss Waite, I’d hate for all this hostility to be for nothing.  Or even one sided.  Look, Alyssa is safe. She has a driver everywhere she goes and when she is at home, your brother barely lets her out of his sight.  At the office you’d have to blow the entire building to get to her and—“
“Oh Christ! You don’t think someone will try that do you. You have to put on extra people tonight. Better yet, I’ll do it. And I’ll hire some dogs. They can mill about the lobby sniffing everything that comes in.” When she pulled out her little note book, he snapped.
Taking it from her he tore it in several pieces before he laid it on the counter and picked up the spoon for the mashed potatoes.  Without breaking eye contact with her he dumped the potatoes on the pieces of paper and threw the spoon in the sink.
“I’m going home.  You, Miss Waite are certifiable.  Mr. Bane, put the creamers back and go eat your dinner.”


Contests ~ Mine and a Few Others.
Free Stuff
I will give away a signed copy of The Faerie Master when it comes out.
All you need to do is like my page or become my friend on Facebook or Google plus. 


After you join/like me, send me an email and I’ll put your name in a hat.  The ‘contest’ will end on June 30, 2012 and the drawing will be on July 1, 2012. 

Good Luck everyone!

Book Releases
Some mine, some not.
I have my books in a lot of places.  ARE or All Romance eBooks carries all of them as well as my publisher’s website.  I’m also available on Amazon.com, Smashwords and the local library. 
It’s really cool to see my printed books there.  The local branch has three at last count.  I’ve had a few people ask me about them and I blush but it’s also pretty amazing to see my name there on the shelves.
I’ll give you the places as I get them from Karen.  I know there are a few other places that you can get my books but right now, I’ve no idea.
Aaron MacManus, the new master vampire of the realm just wanted to go out and meet some of his subjects and to figure out what needed to be done to set things right.

April and Demetrius Carlovetti own an air service
and are the most trusted and well liked vampires in Aaron’s realm. What he didn’t expect when he visited them was betrayal. His own
bodyguards try to murder him and blame it on the Carlovetti’s.

Sara Temple was not a vampire. She pilots planes for the Carlovetti Airways. She had secretes of her own and working for this small air service is keeping her out of sight. The last thing she wanted to do was save a vampire, even an extremely good looking one.

Sara was only trying to survive but with Aaron she becomes embroiled in politics, the magic of several realms involving a queen in peril, magical beings, passion and love. 
Aaron’s Kiss Series ~ The Faerie Master
 Book 8
Shawn MacFarland is heading to Aaron MacManus home when he makes a stop at a bar in Columbus to feed. He wants to leave his master because he is a pretty bad guy. He wakes up to find blood on his clothes and a switchblade stuck in his ribs and can’t remember how it got there and what has happened. Everything is a blur because now his memory is gone as well. What was he doing there? He knows it wasn’t a robbery because he has all his credit cards and his id so he at least knows who he is. Shawn has gotten up and started walking till he comes to a deep cave and decides he needs to rest so he can find food and heal.
Cade is a cook by trade. She works in a restaurant during the day and a bar maid during the night. She’s got to pay her bills and make money so she can find a place to stay that has running water and heat before the winter. Her home has been a cave. She’s shopping when she runs into Duncan and they start a conversation. He mentions to her that Ms. Penny, the cook they have at the MacManus home is going on vacation for two weeks and they need someone to cover. Cade offers because she could use the extra money.
 She’s never been around a vampire that can be up during the day, wolfs, nymphs, and faeries. She’s fine with that as long as she isn’t dinner for anyone. She’s exhausted after the past few days so she heads to her temporary home, the cave. She hears a noise after lying down, and before she knows it, there’s a hand covering her mouth. This man wants to feed from her and terror fills her body. Once he feeds, he forgets to seal the wound and it is history in the making for them. She’s weak and isn’t positive of all the details anymore but when she gets to the MacManus home she collapses.
Can Shawn save Cady from her brother and Gabriel? Will Cady learn to accept Shawn and be able to keep him and the MacManus family safe from harm?

Newsletter in parts.


Welcome to My Monthly Tirade
Ramblings
There are a lot of people who say this.  Me?  I’d like the lots of money part but never having to work again?  I’m not so sure I’d like that.  I need the interaction with people to give “character” to my stories.
Do you write about real people?
Yes, but I change the names to protect the guilty.  Most of the characters in my books are a combo of everyone I meet.  There are a few, especially the bad guys and girls that are people that I’ve encountered over the years who for lack of a better way of getting back at them without ending up on the FBI list I kill off.  Most of them die horrible deaths or get what they have coming to them in the end.
But there are a few, Duncan for example that I keep bringing back book after book that holds a place in my heart.  He is the combination of all my grandchildren and a few adults that I love.  Anyone who’s read Aaron’s Kiss will find him in the kitchen waiting for the next person to join the kiss.
So I need to work at a job that puts me in contact with the people we all love to hate or love. 
Could I make them up?  I suppose but it’s so much more fun to have them to be real.  The person who might have cut me off in traffic, the nurse that seemed to be drilling for oil when she takes my blood or even the boss that makes me want to murder him in his sleep but can’t.  All these are rich with witty lines and sardonic wits.
So would I like to be rich enough to not work outside the home?   Sure, would I?  Hummmm, ask me in a year or two and I might have a different answer.
What I’m Working on Now
I write more than one book at a time.  I actually thought that everyone did that and was surprised to find out they don’t.  I have five going right now…maybe six.
The sequel to Force of Nature finds Gordon getting in over his head with a mate.  Alexis has a few secrets of her own and two aunts that keep poor Phil on the straight and narrow.  (Or so they try.)
Gordon has just retired from the police force to become a part of the growing pack. He’ll answer to two of his brothers, the Alpha Austin and Dallas the enforcer.  He’s excited to start this new adventure.  That is until he meets Alexis Dark.
She owns a herbal shop that specializes in soaps and candles she makes.  It’s hard enough trying to find time to make product for the shop and her online business but having her sisters four children under foot and her two aunts, Gladys and Jessie in the mix she spends more time with them than she does cooking.
Then there is her brother-in-law Patrick “Paddy” Booth who now that he’s a werewolf wants more than she can give. 
Book 12 of the Aaron’s Kiss Series is something that I’ve only just started.  My son-in-law Ben asked about Elizabeth, Mel’s grandmother and how she was created not born.  And wondered if I’d write her story.
I had to take his word for the create part as once I finish a book, I haven’t the slightest clue what it’s about.  When my publisher wants a blurb I have to go and read the story first like a first time reader. 
Anyway, I decided that he might have something there and have been working a bit on it.  I’m not into much of the story yet but I think it will work out.
Royce and Kasey have been there for a little while now.
Royce is a friend of Alexander James.  You’ll remember him from the James Children series.  Alex is Willow’s brother and a cutie with five brothers. 
I don’t know if his brothers will end up in their own book or not yet but maybe.  They have a colorful background too and Royce, of course keeps them in line.  Well, as best he can.
I’ll share a bit of their story here when I can figure out how to do that. This is a cool program and all but the print is way tiny for my old eyes and I think I need to enlarge the type before I try.   
Another story is one that has been brewing for a little while.   I only have a few sentences of it complete but I think it will be something fun.  I can tell you that it’s about humans and that the sex is as steamy as it gets. 
Sometimes I write for the murder.
These are really short stories for system release.  There are days when you just have to let the meanness out and I do it with words.
And if the person really ticks me off, at some point I put them into a bigger story and get it published.  More fun that way and some of the people who read my books ask about them.  I always say the same thing, “I have no idea who that person is” and let it go with that.