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Christmas Past: Every Friday in December, one reader will receive the entire set of last year's Gingersnaps.
Christmas Present: Every Friday in December, ten readers will receive one free download each (Any Changeling E-Book)
Christmas Future: Ten First Place Winners will each receive free E-books for a month (All Changeling January 2010 new e-book releases)
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How can you enter?
Buy any Changeling Holiday Howlz during the month of December and you're automatically entered to win. Every Holiday Howlz purchase counts as a contest entry. (Winners may win more than one prize -- Christmas Past and Christmas Present winners will also be eligible to win First Place and Grand Prizes). Winners will be announced at our Changeling New Year's Eve party, located at the Changeling Bar and Grill -- http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ChangelingPress
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
SCREWED AGAIN releases December 4th from Changeling Press. In the meantime, ogle Purple P Rose on the cover, artwork by Sahara Kelly. Awesome job!
Purple P. Rose and Peter Hard are back in another erotic bi-sexual romp.
Purp’s partner, and used-to-be boyfriend, Richard E. Rection, is missing. New partner and lover, Peter Hard, the local vampyre enclave’s king, believes he knows the culprit responsible. Purp and Peter are hot on the heels of the vamp that has Dick, and he may be rogue.
Searching for her old lover, Peter lets Purple live a little in his lusty world. He doesn’t want to tell her Dick may just be having the time of his life and the vampyre who wooed him away may be filling more than Dick’s nights with the delights of a lifetime.
Peter will return him—if Purple wants him back.
Contest information will be announced next Monday, so stay tuned.
Growl and roar-it's okay to let the beast out.-© J. Hali Steele
Friday, November 20, 2009
Can you tell us a little about yourself?
First of all, thank you for having me here today, J. I currently live in South Central Pennsylvania with my wonderfully supportive husband and beautiful daughter. My son is currently serving in the U.S. Navy. My home is a small zoo with five cats, one dog, one bird, and some fish. When I’m not writing, I’m reading, making jewelry, or spending time with my family.
How long have you been writing?
Queen of the Ghost Drakon, the first in The Risen series, is being released today.
Tell us a little about your favorite character.
I can’t honestly say I have a favorite character. I try to create my characters with traits that I myself would like to see in a person. Strength, compassion, etc…But I try to make my heroes as hot as possible. Hot enough to singe their female companions. They are stubborn and hardheaded lycans and vampires while my heroines are demons, vampires, lycans and a little bit of dragon and fae mixed in.
Who inspired or inspires you the most?
Prior to beginning my writing career I read Nora Roberts, J.D. Robb, Sherrilyn Kenyon and Christine Feehan to name a few. I also like a good suspense or action/adventure by authors like Clive Cussler and Dan Brown. I’ve read so many books by so many authors that they’ve all influenced me in one way or another to create a style all my own.
Are there any genres you’d like to try writing in?
I would love to write a romantic suspense in the future. I don’t see myself writing like a Dan Brown or Clive Cussler so I’d stick to the romantic side of things and venture out from that genre into different sub-genres.
Are you working on anything new?
Right now, I’m working on the third book in The Risen Series. It’s another paranormal shifter romance dealing with two very different people who have to come to terms with the fact that they are mates. The story tells of their trial as a newly mated couple and the two different worlds they come from.
When you’re not writing, what are some of your favorite things to do?
I love to read. When my nose isn’t buried in the pages of a book or I’m not reading an e-book, I like to make jewelry. I find it very hands-on and relaxing. Otherwise, I’m doing something with my family, be it watching TV or going out and about.
Just for fun, tell us:
What’s your favorite vacation spot?
I can’t honestly say I’ve taken very many vacations. I’m a homebody. I did go to Boston and loved the city and the accents!
If you could own any car you wanted what would it be?
The new Dodge Challenger. There is just something about the car that I love. I certainly wouldn’t kick it out of my driveway.
If you could do it all over again, is there anything you’d change about your life?
No. I like the way my life has turned out though it wasn’t always a smooth road. I’m happily married and have two wonderful children. I couldn’t ask for anything more.
Thanks for sharing those interesting facts. Now, tell us about your book.
Here’s a Blurb:
A vampire’s ultimate fatal attraction is the essence of a ghost…
Innocent to the paranormal world and innocent to the world of men, Keara McCabe finds herself caught in a century's old battle between renegade vampires and lycans after witnessing the murder of her friend at the fangs of an immortal bloodsucker. On the other hand, the vampire barely sips her blood and dies. From that moment forward, she becomes wanted dead or alive. The vampires want her destroyed for the danger she is, the lycans want her as a weapon against all vampires.
Lycan Gannon Langon vows to protect her from both her enemies. But its in her arms that he finds innocence and fire, tentativeness and passion. As their desire ignites, the enemy implements a deadly plan.
Will Keara and Gannon survive to explore their new love together or will that love be destroyed?
How can readers get your book?
My book can be purchased from http://www.eirelander-publishing.com/ as of today. Please stop by the website and purchase Queen of the Ghost Drakon if you like erotic paranormal shifter romances.
You can read an excerpt HERE.
Hey folks, I was able to get a few more tidbits of interesting information out of Liena:
What’s your favorite food?
I haven’t met very much I haven’t liked except liver. Yuck!
Where would you like to live if you had a choice?
Bozeman, MT or Boise, ID. Somewhere where everyone’s not on top of their neighbor.
What’s your favorite color?
Blue in any shade. Just love it! (So I did all the question's in blue in honor of having Liena here today!)
Who’s your favorite actor/TV show?
Right now, I’m hooked on Bones so I’d have to say David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel.
I know how busy an author’s life can be and I appreciate you taking time out of your schedule to join me.
Remember: Growl and roar-it’s okay to let the beast out. - © J. Hali Steele
Monday, November 9, 2009
YAY! Maybe Betts will get her lame ass on the road, off the show, and be gone for good! Sure, Don (or Dick) lied to her about who he was, sure, he cheated on her (and he was wrong as two left feet and he'll have to pay for it) But she's a pain-in-the-ass, creepy, sneaky mainline cry baby. I'm in no way excusing what he did, IMHO, there is just no chemistry between those two at all. The politician deserves her, he's creepy too. I mean, he talks to his daughter about feelings he has for a married woman for crying out loud! Christ. He almost makes Don look like a saint.
And what the hell is up with Peggy?!? Enough said there. Wish she'd get on the plane with Betts.
Peter, hmm, I like him, then I don't. The last episode ended with me liking him because like Roger says "you'll do what it takes". He's got heart and maybe if he'd stuck with Peggy - then I might have liked her better. That would have provided some spark to their lives, and the show. But, who am I, right?
Don (Jon Hamm) is hot. But you know what? That silver-haired, smooth talking, sarcastic-as-hell Roger is sexy HAWT! Don't ask me why. Maybe it's the hair? But, dayam. Lord knows I want to see him get an HEA. Don, hopefully he will too, but he's got a length of bad road yet to atone for his dallying around. Watch Roger smile at Peter's boldness in this clip. WHEW! And watch Peter in this clip, yeah, I'm liking him, and damn if Trudy doesn't show some promise here. I was worried she was following Bett's path to unhappy housewifery - NOT!
More news...YAY! Joanie is BACCKKK! She's one of my favorite characters. I know her husband went off somewhere so that he could play at being a surgeon (the army I think). I should know, but whenever he's on the screen, I go do something else. I'll probably catch up with where he is On Demand.
Now, I know her and Roger had a thing, and believe me, I think he's going to have problems with the new wife. Do I want to see him and Joanie go another couple rounds? I don't think so. Plus, both are married. My thought is get their spouses on the plane to Vegas with Betts and the politician (hopefully, Peggy will go along for the ride.) Here's where it gets tricky: Don would be single, Joanie will be single, and so will Roger, if they follow my plan.
Talk about sparks flying in that hotel room, come office. Boy, I can't wait until next year.
PS: A workplace where you can smoke - now that's the life!
In the meantime: Growl and roar-it's okay to let the beast out.-© J. Hali Steele
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
I've been working on Book 2 in the Angels in Love series and it's going surprisingly well. I've promised myself to start nothing new, not to work on the 4 WIPs I have - this is Uri's time. He's been patient and took a lot of crap from Ram.
I listen to music and often hit on a piece that reminds me of the character/story I'm working on. Today I found Uriel's song. As The World Falls Down by David Bowie from Labyrinth is PERFECT for this angel. He's hurting because he can't have the one love he wants. But he'll be there for her as the world falls down... See it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VppuD1St8Ec
Now, to find Morta would be a big step in continuing to move forward smoothly. She's a tough cookie. I knew I shouldn't have made her so strong... *grins* This has not been an easy heroine for me. Trust me though, unlike in the past - I can't kill her damn it. She needs to be a part of the story. And I have a feeling the next lady is going to be even worse...hell and damnation.
I'm looking to complete this story by mid November.
So, until then check out my website at http://www.angelsinlove.net/ or http://www.jhalisteele.com/ to see what else is in store for you. And maybe pick up one of those wicked wild, bloodlusting cats.
Remember: Growl and roar-it's okay to let the beast out.-J. Hali Steele
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thanks to all who came by J and J Book Talk, read my interview, and learned a little bit about me.
Contest is now over and the winner will be chosen November 1st at booksbypickles.blogspot.com, so keep your eyes open.
Growl and roar-it's okay to let the beast out.-J. Hali Steele
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
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As always: Growl and roar-it's okay to let the beast out.-J. Hali Steele
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Voirey Linger US Trailhead
I'm really excited about Leron's story -- Jag from WITH EXTRA CREAM was a little lonely without his partner. Leron's more intense than his best friend but, trust me, Cory Nelson can take care of this cat or she'll die trying. *grins*
While you're here, enjoy an erotic excerpt from HOT TIN ROOF available at All Romance Ebooks or Changeling Press.
Leron Wilder is a jaguar of the Kind species, big cat shifters infected with vampyre blood. Nothing has gone right for Leron since his best friend Jag mated with the owner of the local coffee shop. Stuck training a new cat shifter who’s a badass wannabe, Leron stops by the coffee shop to seek his ex-partner’s advice.
Corinne Nelson loves her new home and her new job as a waitress at the Coffee Swirl, and she’s really hoping she won’t have to move on this time. Life’s finally looking up -- until the hottest man she’s ever met walks into the shop -- and licks her hand?
Mating is not something Leron is looking forward to. Yet the minute he tastes the new waitress, he knows he’s in serious trouble. She’s a flavor he could find addictive. But she’s not who she says she is, and everything’s falling apart around them. He’s starting to feel like a cat on a hot tin roof…
He smiled and went to her, enfolding her in his arms. “You’re safe with me. But I have to tell you, I still want you. I have to taste you.”
Her hazel eyes gazed at him. What he saw in them pulled him in so deep, he was lost forever. She softly pressed her lips to his, and the animal in him purred so loudly she must have heard it. Down, boy, your turn will come. Unlike Jag, he intended to turn his mate. Give his cat just what it wanted.
As a warrior he risked transgressing many times while taking blood. He deserved fulfillment. There was not going to be a halfway or wait and see for him. Leron wouldn’t be able to handle that. Wasn’t even going to try. He’d bring her all the way into his world. After she was turned and could be a cat too, his beast would have its mate.
He licked her lips, probed into the recess of her mouth. She was sweet. Just a taste of what was to come. His fangs tingled, tried to lengthen, but he held them in place. Not yet.
Cory’s breasts pushed against his chest, and her arms wound around his waist. Her scent permeated the room. Lavender and pussy, so heady he couldn’t stand to breathe.
“Your bedroom?” The words were whispered against her lips, which he didn’t want to stop kissing.
She hesitated. Again her eyes sought his. They glistened with the same desire he felt. Letting him go, she grasped his hand and tugged him down the hallway. The door she opened led to a sumptuous bedroom. Once more he wondered where she got the money to pay for all of this. If he took more blood, he’d have easier access to her mind.
Her king-size bed was covered in a thick white quilt. The only light on cast a pink glow across the top. He liked her taste. Nothing spindly and girly. It was strong dark wood furniture that decorated the space. Steel gray carpet cushioned his steps.
“Cory, you’re safe with me. I can’t carry disease.” It didn’t matter, but she hadn’t been with anyone for a long time. She couldn’t hide that piece of information in her mind. He’d eventually have to explain his statement, but not right now.
His hands were on her waist, and he pushed her until her knees hit the bed. He lifted her so her ass was on the edge. The towel fell open. He gloried in the sight of her nipples and firm breasts as he stripped his shirt off and tossed it to the floor. Excitement coursed through him at the vision of her lips encircling his cock. He undid his leathers and pulled the zipper down. Her breath caught in her throat when his thick penis tumbled out. He shoved his pants over his hips, and they quickly joined the shirt.
In front of her, he stroked and pulled his penis until it stood straight out in her face. He was done when her tongue swept between her pink lips and moistened them. A drop of pre-cum seeped from the slit on his erection, and he smeared it. A groan escaped him when she leaned forward and flicked her tongue over the broad head.
“Oh, God.” Before he asked, she moved his hand out of the way and grabbed his cock. Her mouth was hot as she sucked him in slowly until his balls were just inches from her chin. He buried his hands in her hair and plowed the rest of the way. She drew back and then swallowed him again.
He tugged her forward, she pulled backward. Her teeth grazed his hardness and set him on fire. When she needed air, she used her tongue to push him out. Soft lips planted hot kisses on the head of his shaft. She teased and nibbled the sensitive underside and nursed on his balls.
“Please, Cory, you’re killing me, don’t stop.” Her lips covered him again and smothered his dick. Finally, he’d had enough. If they kept this up, he’d come in her mouth. She moaned in protest when he drew out. “Don’t worry, angel. I got more for you. Lie back.”
Grasping her thighs, he lifted her until her pussy was at his mouth. He locked her legs over the top of his arms and buried his tongue in her cunt. He shoved it in and out. Licked and bit her clit. The nub grew hard, and he sucked it. His tongue went back to work on the wet crevices, scouring every bit of moisture from the swollen folds.
Her pelvis bucked into his face. She ground against him. She was going to come -- her mind screamed it. He wanted to taste more of her. She gave him more.
“Leron,” she murmured as cream poured into his mouth. His tongue swept one last time across her nether lips.
He lifted his head and gazed at her face. “What? Tell me what you want.”
“You, your cock inside me.”
“It’s all yours, baby.” He lowered her ass to the bed, brought her forward, and lifted her legs so her feet rested on the mattress. She was dripping wet, and the head of his penis was slick with his secretions. Holding her legs open, he slipped his cock right into her. He plunged deep, and she clenched around him, her vagina holding him tight.
“Hell yes,” he said as he began to fuck her. In and out, he stroked her canal. Went deep, pulled out. Over and over. He unfolded her legs and put them over his shoulders. His balls slammed against her ass each time he plunged into her pussy.
“Mmm… Leron. I’m going to come again.” Her voice was raspy, delirious. Her head thrashed, and she used her legs to lever her body into his.
“Give it to me. All of it, angel,” he croaked.
No more, he could take no more. His balls were tight and ready to burst. His thrusts became faster, shorter. He wanted to fill her with his cum. It felt like it traveled from his toes before it passed through his balls and spurted deep into her.
“Yeah!” he bellowed as he came. He slowed his pace, enjoyed feeling her pussy convulse. “Oh, angel, you’re so sweet.” He kissed her gently and stroked her cheek, before hissing at the friction of her channel when he withdrew from her.
He straightened up and lifted her to the center of the bed. After he settled in, he pulled her over between his legs. He wrapped her in his arms and cupped her full breasts, before moving his hands down to caress her stomach. He wanted her to feel safe. Loved. He had to know about her. The dark part she didn’t let him into. “Tell me everything, angel.”
Growl and roar-it's okay to let the beast out.-© J. Hali Steele
Monday, June 22, 2009
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HARD CASE by J. Hali Steele releases from Ellora's Cave Wednesday when I'll be at author Liena Ferror's blog at http://www.lienaferror.wordpress.com/. HOT BODY ALERT! Friday at http://www.paranormalromantics.blogspot.com/. I'll share with you the thoughts of 5 fellow Ellora's Cave authors (and myself) about our cover art and artist.
Culminating in a contest and giveaway at a book launch Saturday and Sunday with author Sandra Sookoo hosted by Nights of Passion at http://www.nightsofpassion.wordpress.com/ Get ready because you don't want to miss the fun! J. Hali Steele http://www.sovereignkind.com/
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
SEE PREMIER TRAILER (on this page) BLURB: An irreverent poke into the world of Women’s Erotica. Purple P. Rose is a brash private investigator. Her latest case has her visiting the city’s seediest nightspot, the Mons Venus, with partner and boyfriend, Richard E. Rection. Their new case is full of surprises -- especially when Dick “discovers” he’s bisexual. They are both unaware there’s a new and slightly sinister being in town -- Peter Hard, a vampyre who enjoys the taste of women and men alike. He’s chosen Purple to be his. Ready to claim her, he uses his powers to coerce Dick to bring him in as a partner. Their lives will never be the same again. We kinda doubt yours will, either. EXCERPT: One point of view… It was the crack of dawn. Purple P. Rose woke up with a hairy one in her face -- Boyd’s ass. Shit, had she had too much to drink? She couldn’t think straight. Everything was askew -- even the view out of her ritzy loft’s window. The trees appeared to bow and wave at her as she listened to the shower run in her bathroom. What the hell had happened last night? Something about the new guy. She looked back at Boyd, who still slept peacefully. Purp gazed across the park and tried to remember. She did have some memories intact -- the worst being her partner Dick. She thought he’d gone soft. Maybe not. She shook her head to clear the clouds of confusion. Richard E. Rection was a real son of a bitch known as Dick to his friends. Purp found she’d rather have no one else back her up in a tight spot. He’d done that last night. Warmth crept down her thighs as she turned over the pictures in her mind of what she could remember. She’d seen a new side of Dick. Flashes came to her in living color. They’d checked out the club Mons Venus, a cheap strip joint on the Westside, as planned. The girls there were known to go all the way with customers. So, needless to say, the place stayed full. Every nut-sac in town turned up at Mons Venus. Purp and Dick had met there last night to interview a bartender involved in their latest case. It wasn’t their usual type of job, but she’d taken it for the money. Car repairs had left her flat broke, and it was the first of the month, which came too fast lately. Her real problem -- so did Dick. Now she remembered. He’d been the first to interview the bartender in question. Dick then disappeared with him to a room behind the stage. After he’d left, Purp ordered her second gin and tonic. She’d decided to enjoy the show. The girl on stage had hair the color of a magnificent western sunset. The bush between her thighs carried the same flaming color. Red knew the pole she used intimately. Purp’s panties were soon full of morning dew. But it was nighttime and she wanted to be full of something else. A hefty dick, a sliver of tongue, it didn’t matter. Anything would do the job right now. A tremor of premonition lanced through her. She studied the other patrons. As she looked around, her eyes lit on a dark corner table. Someone stared back at her from the table there. She could make out the outline of a body. Male. Smoke wafted around him, obscuring his face. Butterflies fluttered in her stomach, and her pussy clenched on itself. Who was he and why was he watching her? It wasn’t the first time she’d had the feeling lately. Shit, just what she needed -- the witchy stuff following her around. Purp shook it off and felt her side for the gun holstered there. The wave of raw lust that slammed into her left her weak. Between her thighs, her cunt pulsed. She went through life horny, but what hit her now was hell. Dick hadn’t returned, so Purp went to find him. What she found didn’t shock her. Not much did nowadays. She’d opened the door to the room where she heard thumping and bumping inside, and found him in a big wingback chair with his pants around his ankles and the bartender’s face buried between his muscular Adonis-like thighs. Purp had never seen Dick in this light. Hmm. “Purp --”
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