Monday, September 28, 2009
HOPE IN LOVE, first in the Angels in Love series, will be released October 9th from Ellora's Cave! I'm psyched by this story and I hope you'll love the angels as much as I loved writing about them. First up is the angel of hope, Ramiel...and boy does the cover suit him! Blurb: The world is changing. Hope is fading. Darkness beckons. And one angel holds the answer. Tired of death, destruction and mankind’s race to ruination, Ramiel, archangel of hope, finds it harder and harder to care about those he’s meant to help. Now, the Fates have decreed that Ramiel must mate with Yael, an exulted human. On his shoulders rides the universe’s only hope for survival, but the ties that bind him to Yael force him to face his own unexpected reckoning. Yael, elevated to heaven to live out her days in peace, recoils from the sadness and shadows of death in Ramiel’s eyes. Yet the need to ease the despair haunting him is stronger. During nights of searing sensuality, Yael and Ramiel light an erotic fire between them that will not be extinguished. As the combined forces of the heavens try to tear them apart, Ramiel must find a way to hold on to the love he finds with Yael, or an end will come, so devastating that Heaven will drop to its knees. EXCERPT Invisible, Ram stood with his fists clenched at his side. He couldn’t believe what he was seeing. Yael paraded up and down in front of a mirror in the dressing room of a Victoria’s Secret. His cock nudged painfully at his zipper. What the hell am I going to do now? How could he put an end to this? Patricia held the patrons in her enthrallment and they were both selecting the skimpiest underwear in the establishment. There were bags piled upon bags from the most sought after stores in the whole of Miami. Ram was afraid to see what each bag held. There was Gucci, Vera Wang, JLO shoes. Christ, they’d bought half the city. Rather, stole half the city. “Women and shopping. It’s quite a sight to see, isn’t it?” Ram spun around at the sound of that silky voice, ready to commit murder. “This is your goddamned fault. What did you think you were doing and why did you bring Patricia here?” He watched the smile stretch wider across Raph’s face and he wanted to smack it away. “Oh come now, it’s not as bad as all that.” “Raphael, you bastard. And turn your fucking head. Do not look at Yael.” “My, my, we’ve become rather possessive of an exulted haven’t we?” “We are going to kick your ass. Get out now before I tear you limb from limb.” “For goodness sake, calm down, Ram. You’ll have a damned aneurysm. They’re enjoying themselves. While you were hobnobbing with Michael, I found the women in a bar. A nice one, but a bar nonetheless. I suggest that if you’re going to give out these powers, you should make sure the recipient knows how to use them.” “They were where?” Ram’s face was apoplectic. The veins in his neck protruded, his eyes swirled with blue fire. “I’ve kept an eye on them so you don’t have to worry.” He could no longer maintain his invisibility. Ram’s body shimmered back and forth. His fists clenched and unclenched. He wanted to rip Raphael’s head from his torso. He’d watched Yael try on clothes across the whole fucking city. He couldn’t even shield his thoughts. Raphael’s raucous laughter only enflamed him more. “Raph—” Ram saw Yael’s head tilt slightly as though she listened to something. Shit! She either heard or felt his presence. The meshing. He turned back to Raphael to see the light in his eyes and, too late, he realized he knew what had happened between him and Yael. “My, my. The great whore is meshing with an exulted…” A blue light surrounded Ram and his eyes were filled with the death of a hundred years. He snatched Raph by the front of his shirt and they both slammed into the heat of the atmosphere. Wings unfurled from their bodies, their spans dimmed the midday sun. Thunder crashed through the air and lightning glanced across the otherwise brightly lit summer sky. He dragged Raph down under the cover of the tall Spanish moss that surrounded his domain. Here they would be unheard because of his protective shields. “I will kill you,” Ram growled. “We both know you can’t do that. Shit, my wings are still shorter from the last time. I’ll tell you one thing though. You are going to stop brutalizing me. I’ve had enough of your bullshit. So what exactly are your intentions?” Raph waited. “Then get your hands off me.” “Stay away from Yael. I will not say this again.” “What are you going to do? Michael will find out and you know that. Look, I’m not your enemy here, Ram.” “What do you want?” “I want out of this rag-tag assignment of following Luke’s ass around, chasing his stinking demons. You can make Michael change that.” “No one makes Michael do anything.” “Well, you might suggest it.” “And if I don’t?” “You will, I have faith in you. Now, I suggest you get back to Yael before she steals the city blind.” Raph disappeared and left a cloud of sulfuric stench. Ram stood in the shadows of the tall trees where shafts of light ricocheted across his outstretched wings. He raised his head and released a cry to the heavens that shook his domain to the core. Growl and roar-it's okay to let the beast out.-©J. Hali Steele
Saturday, September 19, 2009
If you haven't visited them, you should. There's a mainstream and an adult ( HERE ) trailer site. It's an excellent service and a darn good promotional tool. And Kim McDougall has so much more to offer than just a video trailer service. Drop by, see what's "playing". You'll be surprised at all the good things there. And one of my trailers is being featured so have a look around, you won't be disappointed. Here's a note I received and a link: Thank you for the referral! You're featured on adult homepage. The trailer will stay there for at least two weeks. http://www.adult.blazingtrailers.com/
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
and HARD CASE is a Recommended Read! Shayna of Joyfully Reviewed said:
Readers beware – this book burns. Hard Case is a wickedly sexy adventure that turns up the heat and will leave you begging for more. I absolutely loved this story; it’s exciting, original, and utterly engaging. Case is the kind of alpha hero that will make you sweat. He’s dominant, sexy, protective, and a successful businessman. Tres, in turn, will capture your heart. She’s strong, smart, and kind, making her incredibly likeable. She also has reasons to be wary of relationships, which give her a slight air of vulnerability.
The sparks Case and Tres create are like tinder to a flame. J. Hali Steele definitely knows how to make the most of both the voyeurism and exhibitionism scenes in Hard Case. Both the erotic tension between Tres and Case and the fulfillment of their desires makes the book sizzle. Hard Case works on every level and I hope desperately Ms. Steele writes a book for Case’s friend Alek. Joyfully Recommended! Read full review HERE!
These two characters have something in this story that is so hard to find: true love. Fane and Edy have much to learn about each other's past; in the end will their love bind them or tear them apart? For me, the compassion and connection between Fane and Edy only made this book more enjoyable. I struggled right along with them as they come to terms with each other's secrets. Read full review HERE!
Monday, September 7, 2009
I have them when it comes to my own blog. By the time I finish thinking about new stuff and posting at Paranormal Romantics and Trampy Vamps - I'm out of ideas! What to do here...hmmm! Okay. How'd you like to see my refreshed book trailer for A Panther's Flight? It's all I got in me today and the release date for Fane and Edy's story is fast approaching. It will be available October 16th from Eirelander Publishing. This was one of the first trailers I did, and guess what - I still like it. In all of its rudimentary splendor, it said what I wanted to say. Sometimes it's good to return to the beginning and get put back on the right path. Since making it, I had a computer meltdown, so I needed to go into my backup files to find the pictures. Didn't want to have to buy them all over again. Well, here it is, nice, new and shiny all over - A Panther's Flight... And don't forget: Growl and roar-it's okay to let the beast out.-J. Hali Steele