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