Monday, April 14, 2014

New Release ~ Demetri's Woman (Book 1)


Eight months ago Caroline Taylor broke it off with her boss, Demetri Stavalos and she still has trouble convincing herself she made the right decision, especially since he’s turned cold towards her. Despite how she feels, Caroline continues hiding her emotions from him. 

Demetri has had enough of Caroline keeping him at arm’s length. After enduring months of her giving him the cold shoulder, he comes to the conclusion that she needs a little nudge in the right direction. He should have never let her go in the first place and now he’s determined more than ever to reclaim what is rightfully his. 


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Monday, March 31, 2014

Raven and the Rose


Book 2 of the Raven's Falls Series is now available!


Rose McQueen struggles to find answers to solve the rash of home invasions in the town 
of Raven’s Falls. In doing so, she must invoke the help of a vampire to discover the identity behind the recent events while finding a way to strengthen her waning powers. As heart of the family, a McQueen witch must endure great trials and tribulations, but can there be a balance between witch and the woman? 

Raven shifter Storm Raventhorn doubts his duty as protector and guide to the McQueen family as he tries to assist Rose in making Raven’s Falls a safe place for everyone. When darkness strikes at McQueen Manor he makes a sacrifice to protect his loved ones and is forced to take a long hard look at his purpose in life. When he is stripped of his powers, he must find a way to return to the woman he loves to aid her in battle. If he’s successful his powers will be returned. If he fails, he’ll remain in the Netherworld for the rest of eternity.

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Author Interview with E.L.R. Jones

CK:  Hello folks! Today, welcome author E. L. R. Jones

 CK:  Where did you submit your first story? My first story was published on Amazon.com.

 CK:  Please, tell us, what are the pros and cons of being a published author? I love being a published author.  It is something that I enjoy immensely.  I have been dreaming of being a published author for quite some time now. The con, the only one that I can think of, is the criticism that has nothing to do with the work and does nothing but bash the author. 


 CK:  Would you do us the honor of providing a sneak peek of your most recent project, if possible?

If what he said was him being truthful, telling her the honest truth, then there were such things as gods and goddesses.  If what he told her was actual fact, then her dreams were real.  If he was finally explaining the exact meaning behind some of his more cryptic statements of, “I’m not exactly the man that you think I am” or “Reality can sometimes be a fluid word, depending on the viewer”, then Scarlett thought she wanted his balls on a platter.  If what he had been telling her was truth, then she had been dealing with Hades and not her dream guy, Aides.  She’d been sleeping with Hades.  She was pregnant with Hades’, the Lord and ruler of the Underworld’s, child.   It just couldn’t be her reality.  No, she was going to be sick.

 CK:  Please share one of your earlier novels with us. 

 I’ll share the two that are nearest and dearest to my heart.  Forbidden: A Prince’s Most Coveted Possession is my interracial spin on the Cinderella story.  Rayna, book 1 of The Norton Sisters series is a grouping of books that follow the lives of six women and their journey into love; even if it is kicking and screaming in some cases.  The link to the trailer is here: http://elrjonesauthor.webs.com/ The trailer is on the main page.


CK:  What are your future goals?
This year’s goal is to complete all the works that my overly ambitious self said that I would.  I would love to be on the N.Y. or USA Today Bestseller listing.

CK:  If your books were turned into a movie, but producers wanted the heroine to be white and the hero black, would you allow that?
Lol! I could handle it.  I would have to change my outlook of the characters since most are black women and white men, but I could deal.


CK:  What are your hobbies?
When I’m not promoting or writing, then I’m reading, watching movies or hanging out with my family.


CK:  How do you unwind?

That’s easy.  I lose myself in a good book or a movie.


CK:  Do you mold your characters strictly from imagination or from those you cross paths with in everyday life?
My characters stem from my imagination and the dreams that they come from.  Some have situations that come from a situation that I may have dealt with or a friend has, but imagination mostly.

CK:  Do you allow your muse to take total control, or do you create an outline before writing? 
I could outline and write down where I plotted a story will go, but 9.9 times out of 10 the “muse” or character (s) tell me where their story is going.  It is so NOT the other way around.

CK:  What methods of research do you utilize? I know, I know! The internet is available, but do you scour the library as well? LOL

 I utilize the internet greatly, but there are times that I need to go to a book that I own or talk to a person for fact finding.  Of course, the internet is my greatest resource when I can’t find the book that I know I have. LOL.

CK:  Inquiring minds what to know, where can you be found on the internet?
See below.

CK: What advice would you like to pass on to aspiring authors?
My advice to aspiring authors comes in triplicate: 1. Research.  Know your options, your audience and what genre (s) you want to deal with.  2. Make contact with authors in your genre.  You’d be surprised who responds.  Some might even be willing to send you some leads. 3. Make the right contacts.  Networking is one of the greatest things that you could do for yourself.  Use social media to your advantage.  If you blog, then utilize that to build your following by sharing some of your work there first before publishing.

 E.L.R. Jones, thank you so much for sharing.


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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

New Release ~ The Black Dragon


After being laid off for over a month, Angela Covington is unable to give up her lavish lifestyle. When her sister gives her a generous offer she simply cannot refuse at a research facility, Angela takes her up on it. 

Captured and stripped of his ability to shift, dragon shifter Naeghyir immediately knows the first time he lays eyes on Angela that she’s his fated mate. But is she genuine? At first he doesn’t trust her and deems her to be just a carbon copy of her dark-hearted sister. Later he realizes nothing could be further than the truth. 

After a near fatal experience on the facility grounds, Angela and Naeghyir become increasingly close. She also discovers there’s a darker side to her family history and a horrible mistake she made against her sister several years ago could cost her more than her life. 

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

New Release ~ Pearl's Protector ~


Divorcee Pearl Gordon’s worse nightmares manifest into reality one night when an intruder breaks into her home. The next day, she calls upon the services of a man she shied away from and eventually discovers comfort in his arms. When the intruder returns, she’s forced to deal with the results of a hasty decision she made months ago. 

Wolf shifter Nicholas Wolford realizes he’s been given a second chance to be with the woman he let slip through his fingers many years ago. When he comes face to face with Pearl, there’s no denying they’re fated soul mates. 

The overwhelming urge to protect her from the beast prowling her property is undeniable. When it’s all said and done, Pearl called on Nicholas to repair the damages to her home, but can he help heal the damage made to her mind and spirit? 


Chapter One

A loud crash jarred Pearl Gordon out of her sleep. Heart beating loudly, she glanced over at the clock to see that it was almost three in the morning. She jumped when she heard the sound of shattering glass.

Fearing for her life, she leapt out of bed, crept over to the bedroom door and locked it, then did the same with the second entrance leading from her bedroom, through her large walk-in closet, and into the bathroom. With shaky hands, she picked up her cell phone from the nightstand, slipped into her large walk-in closet and dialed 9-1-1.

“Raven’s Falls Emergency, what is the nature of this call?”

“There’s an intruder in my house,” she whispered into the phone. “Please hurry!”

“What is your name and address ma’am?”

“Pearl Gordon. 69 Wolfbane Terrace.”

“Please try to remain calm ma’am. Are you alone?”

“Yes. I’m so scared.”

“I’m dispatching a car out to you right now. I’ll remain on the line with you.”

“Thank you.”

“Is there anyone else in the home with you ma’am?”

“No.”

“Where are you?”

Another loud noise struck terror in her heart. Her blood ran cold because the intruder sounded like he was now downstairs in the living room. “I’m in my closet.” she whispered. “Someone’s in my living room. Before it sounded like they were in my basement, but, oh my God, they’re coming to get me.”

“Ma’am.” The woman’s soothing voice filtered over the phone. “Please listen to me and try to remain calm. Don’t say a thing.”

Scared to move, Pearl sat huddled on a pair of her shoes. She wiped her sweaty palm on her nightgown.

“How long?” she whispered into the phone.

“An officer will arrive on the scene in approximately ten to twelve minutes.”

Pearl squeezed her eyes shut. She probably didn’t have twenty minutes and wished she were in any situation but this one. Her breathing intensified when she heard the stairs creaking.

Pearl shivered at the increasingly horrific images of being murdered that rushed through her mind and wished she hadn’t left her wooden baseball bat in the corner of the dining room. She’d have no problem cracking someone else’s skull open to save her life. She reached down to grip one of her stilettos she was sitting on. If the police didn’t make it in time, she’d put the intruder’s eye out.

In an effort to be perfectly quiet, she’d actually forgotten to breathe. Apparently, she was being robbed. If she had taken a vacation like she’d planned, she’d be safe in Cancun instead of preparing to meet her maker.

As tears streamed down her face, she clamped a hand over her mouth to muffle her sobs. When she heard the doorknob jiggle, she thought she would die. Thank God she’d locked both doors. The intruder seemed pissed because he was now trying to break the door down.

“Ma’am, we have two cars approaching your home.”

She heard the person walk slowly through the hallway to the bathroom door, which led into her bedroom. Cold chills settled over her body when he jiggled the lock and, discovering that he couldn’t get in, began banging on the door.

The intruder growled. Next, she heard the sound of a zipper opening. Pearl wrinkled her nose in disgust when she heard what sounded like him pissing on the bathroom door.

In the distance, she heard the approaching of the police car. He must have heard it, too. Cursing, he quickly zipped his pants. His rapid footsteps carried him back the way he came.

“Ma’am, are you still with me?”

“Yes,” Pearl said breathlessly. “He’s gone.”

“The police officers are right outside your home.”

“Thank God,” Unable to move, she began crying out loud as a sudden wave of relief swept over her. The officers began yelling her name. A sliver of light suddenly filtered beneath her door.

“Ms. Gordon?”

She managed to crawl out of the closet. Legs feeling like lead, she limped over to the bedroom door and unlocked it.

“Ms. Gordon, are you okay?”

She shook her head and passed out.

* * *


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Sunday, December 29, 2013

New Release ~ Spice



When plans for a romantic holiday getaway fall through the cracks, Jaime and Wyla Richardson are forced to take a long hard look at their relationship. After ten years of marriage they discover their love life is non-existent. 

Jaime accepted the fact long ago that his beloved Wyla lost interest in him sexually, but thank God their relationship was never based completely on sex. He’s all but given up on that aspect of their marriage. Disappointed because of their failed plans, he buries himself into his work, completely alienating his wife. 

Wyla concocts a plan to add the Spice back into their marriage once and for all, even if they are homebound for the holidays. With a few barely-there pieces of lingerie, she’s determined to make things work. When her plan backfires, Jaime comes to the rescue, helping her regain the confidence she’d lost a long time ago. 

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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Now Available ~ Flawed

Blurb:

Ex Blues musician Robert Jackson knows he owes the love of his life an explanation for his actions, but how can he explain the dark secret he’s been harboring for the last six months? Lingering ghosts from his painful past continue to haunt him and out of desperation, he makes a decision that could push her away forever if he isn’t careful.

Jade’s suspicion of Robert gets the best of her when she realizes there’s more to her fiancée than meets the eye. For the longest time she’d been in denial, but now it’s time to face the truth. His crazy behavior and rash decisions leads her to believe there’s another woman involved and she knows for sanity’s sake, she must make some major adjustments in her life.

When it all comes to the surface, Robert is struggling to become the man he once was and Jade is faced with another decision. Nobody’s perfect, and you never know what a person’s been through until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes; but can Jade truly accept the man that she loves with all his flaws?


Excerpt:

Chapter One
Right now, Robert should have been on top of the world. The feelings of splendor
dissipated with each show, provoking a longing within that he couldn’t understand.
After years of playing small clubs around the DC, Maryland, Virginia area, Rob and his
band, Meticulous Thunder signed a record deal and began touring. While fellow band
members were happy with their successes, Robert was not.
Men and women gyrated against each other while Dash, the lead singer of the band threw
his head back and crooned the lyrics to their hit song, Another Man’s Woman.
Robert simply smiled, suddenly realizing how empty and lonely his life was without Jade
in it every day. He had thought this was what he wanted, but nothing could be further
from the truth.
The adrenaline rush he’d often experienced was always short-lived because once he was
off stage, disappointment always sent in. Why? He shuddered and forced a smile as he
hung his head down while playing his black and silver Stratocaster guitar.
He ignored the invisible kisses the women blew at him and the sexual innuendos as a
redhead licked her lips while he gyrated against his instrument. No one in the audience
piqued his interest—ever.
With every move he made, he thought of the beautiful brown-skinned woman he’d left
behind, his fiancée, Jade. A husky groan slipped past his lips and he imagined driving
himself balls deep into his better half of five years.
Their last tour would soon be over, and he couldn’t wait to be back in her arms. After
finishing their last set, the band bowed several times in front of the crowd.
“What a show man!” Dash belted out, before whacking Robert on the back. “We gotta do
this again and soon.”
Robert sighed. No way in hell he was going on tour again. This time would be his last.
Although she was supportive of his career, it broke his heart to leave Jade. He knew his
departure had the same affect on her too, she just wouldn’t admit it.
At thirty years old, success was bittersweet and he discovered he only enjoyed his career
while on stage. The traveling and dealing with groupies begging to get into his pants was
all for the birds and he longed for a more settled life with Jade.
* * *
In the bathroom of the hotel, Robert splashed cold water on his face. With a sigh, he dried
his face with a towel. As he pulled his long black hair back into a ponytail, Jade flashed
into his mind. Though it was two o’clock in the morning, he reached for his phone and
sent her a quick text. I’ll be back to you soon, babe. He smiled. In the morning she’d call
him during her break time, and they’d talk until he had a sound check or bus to the next
city to catch. This had been their routine while he was on the road.
A knock came at the door and he heard Dash open it. Two or more women squealed, and
it made his skin crawl.
He walked out into the room to find three women groping his lead singer.
“Dash, what the fuck man? Thought we were hanging together tonight.”
Dash rubbed his stubbly chin before raising a beer bottle while the brunette ran her
fingers through his blonde tresses. “Plans have changed, my friend. These fine young
ladies will be keeping us company tonight.”
“Oooh, my damn. He’s even cuter in person.” a light skinned black woman sauntered
over to him in a fire engine red barely-there dress. “Hey baby, I’m Debbie. I hear you
have a taste for chocolate,” she purred while circling Robert like a shark.
“Yeah, for my fiancée.” Robert stated firmly. It always seemed like Dash was trying to
set his ass up.
“Ah, come on man.” Dash teased. “Gotta have a little fun while on the road.” He
removed a plastic baggie from his leather jacket. “Care to chase the dragon with us?”
“Mmm, and what mighty big dragon Robert must have.” Debbie licked her lips, reaching
for Robert’s crotch.
“Hell no,” Robert snapped, quickly blocking her hand and backing away. “Going back to
my room, man.” Good thing they had separate rooms. There was no telling what Dash
would do while he was sleeping. He’d probably go as far as to slipping a woman into his
bed during the night.
“Can I come with you?” Debbie pouted and followed him to the door. With a sharp sigh,
she circled her arms around his waist.
“No.” Robert grasped her arms, shoving her away. “Listen to me, I’m committed to my
fiancée, Jade.”
“Be nice man,” Dash stated coldly, “These are our fans.”
“Dash, I don’t have time for this shit! I can’t do this to Jade.”
“She knows you’re a musician, right?” The brunette shrugged. “Of course she knows you
like to party. What musician hasn’t fucked around on his woman while on the road?”
“No, it’s not like that. Jade and I—we trust each other.” Why did he suddenly have the
need to explain himself to these idiots?
Dash snorted. “Yeah, right.”
“Well, can you guys at least autograph this for us? Where’s the rest of the band?” The
other women asked in a sickly sweet tone.
“They’ll be up soon, or maybe Joe and the others had the good sense the Lord gave them
to take their asses to bed.” He shook his head and tossed the CD back at Debbie.
“Didn’t know he had such a nasty temper.” Debbie rolled her eyes at him and slinked
back over to Dash.
“Sure you don’t want some?” Dash asked. He wasted no time in undressing the brunette
in front of Robert.
Ignoring Dash, Robert went to his room and flopped down on his bed. Things were
starting to get rough again and he didn’t know if he could deal. Although next-door, he
could hear Dash and the women becoming acquainted. Laughter accompanied moans,
and after several moments, there was total silence.
A feeling of need settled over him, making him break out into a cold sweat. Breathing
laboring, he rose from the bed and began pacing the floor. Sleep would not come so
easily tonight. Jade flashed through his mind, but all too soon, her image quickly faded.
Now there was only one thing he wanted, and that was waiting for him right in the next
room, although he fought temptation earlier.
In an attempt to stifle his urge, he opened the refrigerator and grabbed a beer. Leaning
against the wall, he chugged half the bottle down before stopping. Still, that didn’t sate
his desire.
“Oh God, not again.” He grumbled, loosening the buttons on his shirt. There was only
one way to satisfy quench the urge brewing inside him. As much as he wanted to fight it,
he couldn’t, the desire was so intense, it weakened him, always leaving him wanting
more.
Panting like a dog in heat, he recalled the last several moments of his weakness, and
although regretting it horribly, it wasn’t enough to make him decline the divine pleasures
awaiting him next door.


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