Impishly Yours (Devil May Care #5) Released

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An imp, granted twenty-four hours in human form, plans to hunt down his stripper dream girl to make his perverted fantasies a reality. Before he begins his strip club bender, his spellbinding witch chaperone alters his plans. Elle is tempted to engage in a romp with the sexelicious faux human, but she’s pledged to auction off her virginity to help her coven rebound from bankruptcy. While the clock ticks down, she must decide who deserves the whipped cream with her cherry on top — HornyHenry, the current high bidder, or the imp who stole her heart.

 

 

Cover Reveal: Impishly Yours (Devil May Care #5)

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Impishly Yours marks the final novella length story in the Devil May Care series. I’m working on a free short Changeling Encounter story featuring Elle’s friend, Irene, which I hope to make available later this year.

Devil Inside, the first story in the Devil May Care series, was my first published work, making this series extra special to me. As much as I am sad to say good-bye to the characters, I loved telling each of their stories.

I absolutely adore this awesome cover by Bryan Keller! He’s captured Sixx and Elle perfectly.

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It’s almost All Hallow’s Eve

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Devil Inside takes place during a costume party on Halloween. The first installment of the Devil May Care series shows Blake and Arianna’s love story and explains Arianna’s extreme arachnophobia.

In a couple of weeks, the next installment of the trilogy. The Devil You Know, will be released and you’ll get to see Natalie’s point of view and her adventure toward her own happy every after.

Happy reading and Happy Halloween!

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Meet the Character – Blake Owens

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I’ve been tagged by Sahara Roberts to join a group of talented writers in the Meet the Character Blog Hop. I am pleased to introduce you to Blake Owens, the hero of DEVIL INSIDE (August 2014).

Sahara Roberts is the author of DESIRE & DECEPTION (May 2014).

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Tessa Marshal agreed to make her last night in Mexico memorable, but she didn’t expect that to include being dragged out of her car in the middle of the night. She wakes up to find herself bound on the floor of a cartel safe-house, having to account for her part in a double-cross.

Kristopher “Kris” Harmon has spent years climbing the ranks within the Mexican cartel. He walks a tight line between vicious drug runners with agendas of their own and working with the cartel leaders he’s trying to organize. Any distraction could prove fatal for him.

Their worlds collide when Tessa is mistaken for a drug mule and taken captive. As time runs out for both of them, Tessa has to reach beyond her fears and trust a stranger while Kris must choose between his lifelong ambitions and saving Tessa’s life. If they want to survive, both must trust that there is more to the other than what meets the eye.

Sahara Roberts caught the writing bug early in life. She enjoys writing Romantic Suspense and Contemporary Romance. Her days are filled with international trade issues (the legal kind) and her evenings writing steamy romance. When she’s not at her usual hangout, Savvy Authors, she enjoys socializing on Facebook, Twitter, GoodReads, Google+, Pinterest and her website, or catching up on TV shows. She’s an avid fan of Castle, NCIS, Supernatural, Big Bang Theory, Justified, and The Walking Dead (Following Daryl). Sahara lives in South Texas with her husband and two very spoiled cats. She enjoys cooking, baking, and cake decorating, but she would certainly prefer to have someone else do the dishes.

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Now to introduce you to Blake, the hero of Devil Inside (Changeling Press, August 2014)

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Who is Blake?
Blake is a fourth generation demon from the second circle of hell. He takes the term “sexy devil” to the next level by actually possessing horns and a tail.

Where does Devil Inside take place?
Devil Inside is set in Chicago. The opening scene takes place at a Halloween party in a glitzy downtown hotel.

What won’t Blake talk about?
Blake doesn’t like to talk about his divorce, He loves his son, Chad, but he regrets not telling his ex-wife, Natalie, of his demon heritage before she got pregnant. He blames the omission for the dissolution of their marriage and for her lingering resentment.

Blake’s Goal:
Blake has been repressing his demon nature in an effort to convince Natalie to increase his visitation with Chad.

The problem:
Arianna Prince, dressed in a sexy angel costume, is a genuine damsel in distress. She believes her immediate future involves sex with a creepy shifter and death while giving birth to its offspring.

Blake may be just the guy to give Arianna pleasure beyond her wildest dreams and save her from her stepmother’s deadly plans.

Where to find Devil Inside:
DEVIL INSIDE is available exclusively at Changeling Press and will be available at all major retailers soon. https://www.changelingpress.com/product.php?&upt=book&ubid=2279

Meet Next Week’s Authors:

Louisa Bacio
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Louisa Bacio published her first erotic thriller SEX UNIVERSITY: Physical Education in June 2010, and since then has published three more, including The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf: A New Orleans Threesome and its sequel Chains of Silver. And, she possesses contracts for more! Her relationship with her publisher Ravenous Romance all started with a Call for Submissions.
Her story “Two’s Company” can be found in I Kissed a Girl: A Virgin Lesbian Anthology. Bacio takes on the tale of Lilith in “Lilith: In Her Garden” in the Seducing the Myth anthology.
In addition to writing and editing, Bacio teaches college courses in English, journalism, film studies and popular culture.

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The Big One, available now from Decadent Publishing
The last thing marketing assistant Kayla Morgan expects to do on a Friday morning is give a tour of her emergency shelter to a flighty rock star. When her boss orders her to play nice, she acquiesces.

Sebastian Cox, lead singer of The U.K. Underground, finds the American bird with the bunker in her backyard more than wacky, but the band’s looking for a location to shoot their latest video.

When an earthquake strikes, the unlikely couple gets trapped and finds a few ways to keep themselves busy. Once reality sets in, will their differences leave them on shaky ground?

Kenzie Mack
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Kenzie Mack transplanted from the mid-west to California in 2013. Kenzie mistook the recent drought for part of the sunny Cali climate package. Recent rain has shown there can be gray days here. She does not miss the snow.
A lifelong lover of reading and writing, Kenzie decided it was time to take the indie path into publishing. The road wasn’t easy. Finding a great cover artist, an editor and formatter, along with the other aspects needed for the production of a book brought tears, aggravation and sleepless nights. The learning pains were many, but the end product warms her heart every time she sees the cover.
Would she do it again? You, betcha.
The second book in her moon series is slated for a September release. If you have never tried a reader’s choice tale, please consider this one.
Thank you for stopping by and supporting an indie author.
Check out the web page – http://www.kenziemack.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/MsKenzieMack
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8365240.Kenzie_Mack

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Moon Shadows: A Reader’s Choice (Moon Series Book 1), available now from Amazon

What starts out as a routine jog becomes a run-in with fear, when John is surrounded by a pack of larger than life wolves. He doesn’t have time to wonder how these creatures arrived in non-wolf country, California. They do not look friendly and he would like to stay alive.

Soon his life and reality are forever changed. Who knew his run in with death would be followed by love?

This book is an adult tale. It offers a reader’s choice to pick this strange pack’s alpha. Do you prefer a She-Wolf or a He-Wolf? Or perhaps you’d like to read both options.

How steamy is too steamy? The heat level of this adventure is placed in your hands. Read John’s journey in its entirety. Or skip past the hotness to the happily ever after.

Reader’s Choice gives you control. Enjoy reading the way you like it. Or try it with a twist.

Spotlight Interview: Erotic Paranormal and Contemporary Romance Author Lily Vega

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The fabulous Ria Boulay has turned the SavvyAuthors spotlight on me!

Here’s a recap of my interview by Ria Boulay on the SavvyAuthors’ website. http://savvyauthors.com/blog/index.php/spotlight-interview-erotic-paranormal-and-contemporary-romance-author-lily-vega/

Join us as we spotlight various members in the Savvy Authors community. We’ll introduce you to recently published authors from our Authors, our hard working volunteers, members active in the Savvy writing community, editors, and agents.

This week the Spotlight shines on erotic paranormal and contemporary romance author Lily Vega. When Savvy Authors ran the Practice, Pitch and Publish event in February of this year Lily tossed her hat, and her story, into the ring. She nailed a trifecta, winning a contract not just for one book but an entire trilogy! Settle in on the porch and read on as we talk about how it felt to debut with a trilogy, her choice for a dream vacation, and what happens when you find yourself with a bad case of…the “Devil Inside”!

Welcome to the Spotlight Lily. Let’s start with the story that we all love to hear about, The Call. How did that go down and were you cool, calm and collected or babbling?

I pitched “Devil Inside” at one of Savvy Authors’ fantastic special events, “Prepare, Pitch and Publish” in February of this year and was absolutely thrilled to receive three requests. I’ve had a deep seated fear of submitting so it took me several months to gather the courage to put the finishing touches on the story, complete the synopsis and hit send. The next day after my hubby and I had finished having brunch at one of our favorite restaurants and while we waited for the check, I pulled out my phone to browse Facebook, Twitter and my email.

In my inbox, I found an email from Margaret Riley stating that Changeling Press was interested in contracting all three stories in the trilogy. I read the email several times, muttering to myself and then burst into tears of joy. My hubby kept asking me what was wrong so I handed the phone to him and made him read the email to make sure I hadn’t misunderstood. As you can imagine, the waitress was missing in action for a while after my emotional display. I was blown away by the fast response and Changeling’s interest in the trilogy. It was beyond my wildest dreams to have contracts for all three stories. My answer was an immediate yes and I am thrilled to be Changeling author. Everyone at Changeling is fantastic and welcoming. They make the entire process easy and fun. Also, I’m addicted to writing flash fiction for their weekly challenge. My editor, Katriena Knights, is wonderful to work with and I am in love with the beautiful cover Bryan Keller designed.

“Devil Inside,” Book 1 of the Devil May Care Series (Changeling Press) has officially hit the stands on August 28th and major congrats to you! Throw out a few teasers for us to nibble on.

“Devil Inside,” which takes place on Halloween night, was released on August 28 exclusively at Changeling Press and will be available at third party sites next month. “Devil Inside” was a fun story to write. Blake Owens, the hero, is in a really bad place emotionally at the start of the book. He’s divorced and doing everything he can to convince his ex-wife, Natalie, to increase his visitation privileges with his young son. Enter Arianna Prince, who is convinced hooking up with Blake will save her life.

When can your fans expect to see the next installment in the series and can you give us a peek at the story?

When I finished “Devil Inside” and gave Blake and Arianna their happy ever after, Natalie’s character stayed with me and I realized her story needed to be told. She’s a Wiccan healer and a single mother who has a fundamental problem with her ex’s demonic heritage. In “Devil Inside”, it’s revealed that Blake didn’t tell her he was a demon until after their son was conceived. In book two, Natalie has a brand new demon problem to deal with while on the journey to her own happy ever after. I don’t have a firm release date yet, but anticipate “Devil You Know” to be released later this year. The third story focuses on a character introduced in the second book.

Who are your favorite authors and/or books, and have they had any influence on your writing?

My favorite authors influence me by making me want to continue improving my writing craft. Jim Butcher, Dean Koontz and Stephen King blow me away with the development of their secondary characters and the sheer beauty of their writing. Butcher’s Harry Dresden adds an element of humor that has me fangirling and constantly seeking ways to add humor to my writing.

I’ve read three fantastic steamy romances recently, Louisa Bacio’s “Duel with Death” and “the Big One” and “Shattered Souls” by Delilah Devlin. These stories bring on the heat, while providing the reader with outstanding characters and a plot that makes it nearly impossible to put the book down. I’m also a huge fan of Entangled Publishing’s Brazen imprint. These lovely stories inspire me to improve my erotica.

Are you a plotter or pantser, and what are your strongest and weakest points as a writer? Do you have word counts, magic formulas or other tools/structures you rely on?

To me, plotting and pantsing are on a continuum. When I’m writing erotica, I live in pantser territory. When I started writing “Devil Inside,” I didn’t know Blake was a demon, just that he was a supernatural creature. However, wanting to keep some constant elements throughout the trilogy, I’ve done some very loose plotting for books two and three. When I am writing outside of the erotica genre, I’m much more of a plotter in that I have, at minimum, a plan for each of the plot points.

My strongest points as a writer are that I am constantly coming up with new stories and characters that beg to be written, which makes it one of my weakest points as well. I could lead a Shiny Object Obsession support group, because I had a bad habit of abandoning my current project for a shiny new one. I’ve learned to deal with it a couple different ways such as working on shorter length projects and flash fiction and resisting the urge to move on to a new project when I’m struggling with my current project.

I’ve found Jami Gold’s story planning sheets and beat sheets to be extremely helpful. I love using my kitchen timer to make sure I get my writing time in. I just bought Write or Die 2 and Scrivener and can’t wait to start using them.

What made you decide to venture into erotic writing, and do you plan to write in any other genres?

This is such a funny question because every time I think I’ve defined the scope of my writing, I develop the desire to attempt another genre. For example, I never thought I’d write young adult and I just completed a YA project. For me, the characters come first, then the story and the genre. For my erotica stories, the sex is an integral part of the plot. The majority of the stories I write are paranormal, but I’ve also written contemporary romance and mystery.

How important are groups like Savvy Authors to the career of an aspiring writer and how can writers make the most of them?

Groups like Savvy Authors are incredibly important. I never had the knowledge or discipline to pursue my dream of being a published author before I found Savvy Authors. Once I found Savvy Authors, I took my writing seriously and made time to write and learn the craft of writing. I adore the workshops and love the variety of topics available. I wrote the first draft of the first scene of Devil You Know in one of the workshops and many workshops have provided inspiration for other projects.

Savvy Authors’ Special Events are a game changer. Riley Darkes, Savvy’s Special Event Coordinator, is a true goddess. Every single event moves me forward in my writing career. The pitch event helped me get my contract. Events like Revision Frenzy keep my butt in the chair as I edit two projects that were on the back burner. Digicon gave me a whole new appreciation for the work involved in indie publishing. Savvy Summer Symposium is a smorgasbord of goodness with pitches, chats, workshops, prizes and more. The events where writers work with the editors like Publisher’s Blue Print and Entangled Smackdown are off the charts amazing. Last but not least, the Wednesday night craft chats are wonderful. I love having the opportunity to ask the host questions real time.

Now we get a little peek into what that demon writing soul of yours really wants! You have won your choice of one of the following. Which would you choose, and why?

a) A historical tour of Ireland’s castles, ancient Celtic sites and of course, a few nights in Dublin visiting their many famous pubs;

b) A guided Montana wilderness pack trip on horseback exploring the Continental Divide, camping under the stars each night with lodging provided and meals prepared;

c) An all-expense paid shopping trip on Broadway, complete with a show, while staying at the Plaza Hotel in a suite overlooking Central Park?

Definitely A, even though B and C would be fun too. I am very interested in Celtic mythology and beer is one of my favorite things in the world. (Dare I say, you had me at Guinness?) I traveled to Scotland a number of years ago and absolutely loved the trip. The tour guide had to drag me out of Roslyn Chapel and I had to drag my hubby out of the Scottish Whiskey museum. Castles, ancient Celtic sites and pubs sound pretty much like nirvana and a sure thing to generate story bunnies.

Ria Boulay writes contemporary and paranormal romance. With Savvy Authors since 2011, she is Editor of the Spotlight On column. The Spotlight is dedicated to acknowledging the work of our member authors and volunteers, as well as informative interviews with editors, agents and publishers. You can connect with Ria on Twitter, Goodreads and at her website.