Sunday, October 2, 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011

Commercially speaking...

Don't know why, but I laugh every time I see this commercial. It could be the shorts, goggles, sweatpants, or the nerdy look on the thieves faces. Maybe it's the guy covered in Doritos...

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Thursday, June 2, 2011


My butterfly bush is blooming! That means I'll have beautiful butterflies all over the yard, a hummingbird or two... AND CRAZY CATS!

My Buddleias looks like this after 5 years
 I plan to plant one this color
 Ahh, to fly...

Growl and roar-it's okay to let the beast out.-© J. Hali Steele

Saturday, May 28, 2011


Zader's Menagerie is available at Changeling Press... now's a good time to catch up on the first books in the Extra Cream series at All Romance eBooks, if you haven't read them yet!!

Growl and roar-it's okay to let the beast out.-© J. Hali Steele

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Changeling Press is having a Wednesday Mania Sale!

How does it work?

Buy any 99¢ Sale! book at and have 10% taken off your entire order -- as many books as you can stuff in your cart! Just use the discount code:

Good on one order only, now till as long as it's still
Wednesday May 25th somewhere in the world!

Growl and roar-it's okay to let the beast out.-© J. Hali Steele

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Coming Soon

The right wolf will make this cat howl at the moon.

Zader Montana is Sovereign Kind, a mountain lion infected with vampyre blood. He refuses to embrace his undead half, the part of him that prowls the night looking for the she-wolf he desires. His problem—she’s mated to the alpha of the wolf pack sharing his mountaintop.

Skye wants a taste of the cat who trails her every night. Convincing her mate to let her have a bite won’t be a big deal. The wolves are infected with the blood curse too, and they’re not finicky. Skye’s willing to be shared by both leaders, as long as she gets what she wants.


     It had grown dark, the moon crested the tree tops, and the only thing Zader heard was another melancholy howl echo across the mountain as he licked and closed the tiny pricks. Soon the eerie sound became a chorus as more wolves joined. Feeling their leader's anger and dismay, they cried out with him. Biting her was the last thing he wanted to do, but Skye was so sweet, he got carried away. Damn it, afraid of how it would make him feel, he hadn't planned on taking her blood.
     He didn't want to know what she shared with Leaf, Zader didn't think he could stand it when she was with him. The bloodsucking creature he was needed to taste her completely, claim her as his. Surprised anguish raced with the blood in his veins. No way was he sharing his life force, and giving Skye's mate access to his deepest thoughts. It would never, ever, happen. Yet the raw pain heard in the plaintive howl seconds ago told him there would be hell to pay for what he'd done. Leaf expected to know him in the same way. Zader felt it through the woman beneath him, didn't blame the animal one bit. What now?
     It couldn't be undone, there was no way to take it back. His cat pranced inside, yet seemed calmer in its knowledge of the woman who lay so still under him. Her mental path was open, but there was a dark spot, a place he was unable to enter. For a brief moment, Zader forgot about Leaf. No thread of Skye should ever be closed from him. This was his mate, seeing, knowing all of her was part of mating. More, if he took more blood, she'd open up to him totally. He leaned toward her, flicked his tongue across her nipple, prepared to bite again.
     Skye shoved him from her. "Zader, no… no!" Fear, or confusion blazed in her red eyes. "Leaf will kill you."
     "I'm not afraid of him." She struggled to close off her thoughts, keep them to herself, but to no avail. Anger pulsed in waves through her mind as Leaf's rage boiled over. "Skye, I want to give you every part of me, but not that, I won't let him into my mind, I can't."
     This was his mate, she should be all his. Alone. It was unimaginable to stand by and feel her pain, the abnormal fear she had of the wolf. Odd because a wolf would never hurt its mate, even the vamp side would protect her at its own peril. Zader didn't like what he felt one bit. Pushing with all his might into her mental path, he slammed the misery and pain from her, sent it with even more force back at the wolf.
     Don't ever hurt her for what I do. I'm here, come for me.
     The night lit up with howls from every crevice of the mountaintop.
     One stood out above them all. Leaf.

May 27th from Changeling Press

Are you THIRSTY yet?

Growl and roar-it's okay to let the beast out.-© J. Hali Steele

Friday, April 29, 2011

Awesome English Teacher...

She certainly gave this young man an excellent handle on using the english language!!! Parents who are upset should make note of that fact.

Growl and roar-it's okay to let the beast out.-© J. Hali Steele

Friday, March 11, 2011

I'm in love...

With this commercial!

Growl and roar-it's okay to let the beast out.-© J. Hali Steele

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Pretty flowers...

Valentine's Day is behind us, Spring is coming! The weather this week's been simply wonderful--just maybe the groundhog was right!

I'm itching to get in my garden, but in the meantime...I'm enjoying some pretty flowers!


Growl and roar-it's okay to let the beast out.-© J. Hali Steele

Friday, February 11, 2011

Spreading the Love Blog Hop


Whether you're visiting A Sovereign Spot for the first time, or you popped in for the Spreading the Love Blog Hop, I'm glad you're here. Romance authors are spreading love this weekend, and we hope you enjoy stopping by each blog along the way to read stories written in honor of the holiday. If you take a wrong turn, you can find your way back HERE.

Once again, we have a picture that some authors may use to weave a tale of new love, lost love, no love... Who knows where it will lead. If you liked the last short I wrote, you can find a longer version, ONE DROP, at Whipped Cream's Free Erotic Short Story. 

Grab some chocolates, a glass of wine, and snuggle in for a really good time, and as always - have fun!
(Copyright 2011 Michael Clothier)

I hated the lie my life had become. Hell, maybe it was just this stupid-ass jacket. My shoulders rolled beneath the flimsy material, muscles bunched and knotted together. Who thought a scrap of material made from denim was sexy anyway? Especially one that fit so poorly. Pasting the smile I’d practiced wearing everyday back on my face, my mind struggled to the here and now, to the man on his knees in front of me. What could I say to him, how much could he bear?
The sweet, cloying scent of the rose wafted in the air, ran in dizzying circles around my head, and strangled me with the idea it represented. Love. Not possible. Given what I was born to be, and wanting more than anything to assume the role I’d been chosen for, there was no room in my life for the kind of devotion attached to the meaning of this one tiny flower bud.

I’d done everything asked of me, passed every test they’d thrown my way, and now I waited.

A last fling, that’s all this should have been, but damn, why’d he have to be so good. My tongue darted out, swept my lips as I remembered the sweet taste of his mouth. Envisioning the thickness of his cock, and the way it filled my pussy, made me wet. He'd laid claim to me in a way that should never have been possible. As I looked down at him, warm liquid pooled in the pretty red panties I wore. My keen nose picked up the pungent odor of sex immediately. As close as he was, he should have detected the desire, the need coursing through my body. But he wouldn’t…

Humans never did!

OOOH! Forgot the Hunks in RED!!


Growl and roar-it's okay to let the beast out.-© J. Hali Steele

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award


I received the Stylish Blogger Award from the ever-awesome Annie Nicholas. Thanks! I've accepted the award, and now I must create a 'stylish' blog post. First, hop over to Annie's at and learn 7 things about her. By the time you get back, I'll have thought of 7 things to tell you about me. Go ahead... I'll wait.

You're back!

Hmmm...7 things about me --

1. I used to quarter mile drag race...and this was my car. I was damn good too!!!
2. I have one child, a really wonderful son. That's him by the car. He's now NHRA licensed and runs a lot faster than I ever did. Uhh, wouldn't mind a ride in his new car. Maybe he'll read this...
3. I have a thing for Cesar Millan, the Dog Whisperer.
4. Contrary to popular belief, I can cook my ass off.
5. As believed, I open more cans than I should :(
6. Red Hot potato chips, I love 'em.
7. My favorite song ever: It's a Man's World by the fabulous James Brown and Luciano Pavarotti.
Awesome, I did it, 7 things about me!!

Now, I'm off to stylishly present the award to 10 lucky bloggers.

Growl and roar-it's okay to let the beast out.-© J. Hali Steele

Thursday, January 27, 2011

One Drop...

Remember the New Year Blog Hop--we all wrote a bit around the same characters in a picture? Well, I had so many comments on wanting more, I wrote a short erotic free read for LASR's Whipped Cream Review site. I hope you enjoy ONE DROP.

She’d had the dream for months.

Lynn watched him walk across the noisy bar filled with clinking glasses, paper blow horns, and the drunken strains of Auld Lang Syne. Her body trembled as he approached, not in fear -- in anticipation.

“You knew I’d come for you.”

Weak with desire, one word slipped past her lips, “Please…”

“You belong to me,” he whispered.

ONE DROP is all it takes...

Read the full story HERE.

Growl and roar-it's okay to let the beast out.-© J. Hali Steele

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Shamrock Challenge

Do you have what it takes to write short, hot novellas 10K-28K (or can serialize your longer works)?

Can you write a story in any one or more of our thirteen genres and fifteen themes?

Are you unafraid to shamelessly promote your work?

Are your characters wild and wicked, your plots hot enough to require a fire-hazard warning?

If the answer is yes, Changeling wants YOU.


Check out our submissions page for our guidelines and start pounding the keyboard!

Accepting submissions from 2/14/11 until 3/17/11

Place "Shamrock Challenge" in subject line of emailed submission. Serious entries only.

No simultaneous submissions. Authors may submit more than one novella in more than one genre.

Celebrity Judges: Kate Douglas, Dakota Cassidy, Michele Bardsley, and Angela Knight

Grand Prize -- a publishing contract with Changeling Press and one year of free marketing with The Romance Studio

Winner and all finalists will be announced on 5/1/11

Note: All rights to the works remain with the authors until contracted for publication by Changeling Press.

Permission to Forward Granted and Encouraged


Check the Changeling Press website for submission guidelines first. After that, email

*If there are no entries suitable for publication, Changeling reserves the right to not award a grand prize winner.

Copyright © 2011 Changeling Press

Growl and roar-it's okay to let the beast out.-© J. Hali Steele

Sunday, January 16, 2011

A penny saved...

is a penny earned. That's how the saying goes -- but look what you can do with that penny at Changeling Press!!
1 Cent Sale
Beautiful Music: Interlude in C by Faith Talbot $0.01
Change is good -- especially if there's enough sex to go with it.

Shifter's Station 1: Pilot's Bargain by Silvia Violet $0.01
If Larissa gives into her desire, she will serve as an alien's bed slave for a month.

Blood and Soul 1: Vampire Master by Kate Hill $0.01
Mel longs for an ancient alpha Vampire; Master Zigor refuses to submit to the modern world.

See what's new and available now:
"Protect and Serve: Kitty Kat" by Anne Kane
"The Marker" by Shelby Morgen
"Assassins in Lace: Impressions" by Jocelyn Michel
"Stranger than Fiction" by Silvia Violet

In the Spotlight:
The Thornburn Pack was normal, once. Normal for werewolves, anyway.

"Lena Austin and Tuesday Richards have created a humorous canine version of Romeo Juliet... The chemistry was perfectly blended; the characters were strong and overall helped create a marvelously written book." 5 Angels! -- NeNe, Fallen Angels Reviews

Available now!

Growl and roar-it's okay to let the beast out.-© J. Hali Steele

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

What's on my mind?

Spring, and here's a few reasons why:

Liberty States Fiction Writers (LSFW) Create Something Magical Conference. This year's keynote speaker is Mary Janice Davidson. There will be lots of publishers represented, as well as many agents in attendance.

And your favorite authors will be there too!

March 19, 2011
Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel
515 Route 1 South & Gill Lane
Iselin, New Jersey 08830

To find out more about this educational and fun event, visit Liberty States Fiction Writers today.

Next up:

Coming in April is the Romantic Times Convention in Los Angeles, California. Look out Hollywood! Romance authors and their readers are converging on you for an awesome week of activities and fun--lots of fun.

To find out more, visit RT Convention 2011.

Growl and roar-it's okay to let the beast out.-© J. Hali Steele

Monday, January 3, 2011

December FUN


December 31st Contest

January 1, 2011 GRAND PRIZE winner

Images courtesy of
The winners have been notified via email.

Thanks to everyone who played along with me for the month, I enjoyed your company.

Here's a big wish for a NEW YEAR filled with lots of good books!!

Growl and roar-it's okay to let the beast out.-© J. Hali Steele

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year's Blog Hop!

You know I've got pictures below, but first,
Welcome to the New Year Blog Hop! Let me tell you a story about this picture...

Photo (c) Aaron Rohde at Aaron Rohde Photography
People moved back and forth, their outfits forming a colorful sea. Glasses clinked, paper blow-horns sqawked, and balloons popped all around. Somewhere in the room, Auld Lang Syne was chortled by patrons who'd had one too many. Standing alone, I stared at the wide screen TV in the bar's corner. The big silver ball in Times Square had made it's descent, a new year had begun. Suddenly, cool air brushed my face, sending wisps of hair tickling across my shoulders. Looking across the room, I saw him, felt his ice-blue eyes on me. Each step he took in my direction, I trembled. I'd seen him before, but only in dreams. Now, here he was--he'd come for me. Finally, he stood at my side, and I noisily sucked in a lungful of air. His arms reached out, gathered me against him. His face blotted out the lights as his lips came close to mine.
    "You knew I'd come for you."
    One word, soft, weak with desire, slipped past my lips, "Please..."
    "You belong to me," he whispered.
    His mouth captured mine, the points of his teeth pierced my lip, and he sucked the spot greedily. When his tongue nudged for entrance, I opened like a flower, and tasted the blood he'd licked from my lip.
    The boistrous crowd disappeared--there was only me and him.

The bloghop starts HERE

 ...and now, who should be the mystery man on the cover?
Growl and roar-it's okay to let the beast out.-© J. Hali Steele