Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Spliced Blog Tour Day 4



Hello and welcome to day four of the blog tour for Spliced, a brand new shifter series written by Sarah Masters, Lily Harlem, Jambrea Jo Jones and me. We're so excited to share our new series with you, of which, the first four books were published on Valentine's day, February 14th.


To correspond with the release of the books, we have answered some questions about our hopes for the series, our writing process and our future plans. You'll find the questions and answers spread out between our respective blogs so be sure to check out the other authors' blogs too. The addresses are at the bottom of this post. 

And without further adieu...


How did you keep track of what everyone was doing?

Sarah - It wasn’t difficult keeping our world/landscape/people straight. We made a document where we all had the basics, then when we were finished, we all read each other’s in turn from book one to book four to make sure they all matched. It really was enjoyable. We chatted on messenger, asked questions, answered them, made suggestions. I loved it all. We’ll do the same for future Spliced books too. All help the author out, reading, making sure the characters are straight and match any from the original four-set. I’m so excited about this venture that I could pee!

Lavinia - We chatted through Facebook private messages and used Google docs to keep our notes on the series together. We were each able to go into the document and update it whenever we came up with an element of the story that we thought everyone else would need to know about.

Lily - That was a case of reading and re-reading each other’s stories. It was actually a pretty smooth process as we’d planned the basic plot together and gone from there.

Jambrea - We talked on Facebook a lot and created a form in Google docs. That is awesome when working on a project with other authors.

What do you envision or hope for regarding Spliced?

Sarah – I hope, like the theme of the books, that our boys get accepted. I hope they’re not shunned as something silly before they’ve even been given a chance. I know the spliced thing seems mad, but I promise, it doesn’t come off like that in the books. And George, in Elephorilla—every time I think of him I want to hug him. It’s as though he’s a real person and I want everyone to see him blossom LOL. Also, is it too much to ask for World Domination? No? Oh good. Let’s take over the planet with our guys, show that you can be very different and survive just the same. What I also like is that not only do humans in our fictional town have the Spliced Four to get used to, but other shifters, those who are just one animal, they have to learn to adapt to the differences too. It’s such an interesting world in the Spliced series, it really is. So much scope.

Lavinia - My main hope is that everyone who reads them will love the stories as much as we do. We all had so much fun building the world and discussing the shifters within it. I hope that people are able to appreciate all the time and work that we spent on the series. I hope people think that reading it is a fun, pleasant way to spend a few hours of their time.

Lily - I hope that readers enjoy Spliced and the unique characters we’ve created. I also hope that the series continues to grow.

Jambrea - I hope readers enjoy our guys, fall for them as much as we did.




Here are the blurbs!

Spliced Series:

When scientists mess with the most primitive elements of a man’s core, the results are bound to be explosive.

Living a loveless existence is hard for any shifter, but having DNA spliced with creatures who stand out from the crowd is damn near impossible. Which is why four experimented-on souls decide to break free from the chains that hold them, climb the fences that circle them, and go in search of adventure, passion and most of all, their mates.

But nothing worth having is ever easy, and for Sharkorilla, Pugorilla, Kangorilla and Elephorilla, this is definitely the case. They’ve come to the end of one very long, hard and frustrating road, but now, with the help of men who have big hearts, they must shed their fears, accept their bodies, and be true to the desires that burn within them. The only problem is, will they get away with it?

Please note, Spliced can be enjoyed as individual stories, but reading in order enhances the pleasure as you get to see the progression of the shifter's sexy adventures.





Sharkorilla – Mason has been tasked with the job of helping his fellow shifters escape from the compound. Two techs need his help to ensure the breakout goes smoothly. One of those techs, Brennan, has a thing for Mason—and Mason has a thing for Brennan too.

Once Mason and his three friends are out of the compound, running for their lives across the expanse of the Yorkshire Moors, Mason wonders whether they’ll manage to be free for more than the time it takes to speed farther than a few feet. Freedom—the feeling of it is addictive, and Mason wants more of it. He isn’t prepared to give it up without a fight.

With Brennan by his side, Mason knows he can accomplish anything. There is one burning question, though. Can Mason really accept who he is? Can he learn to love himself as half shark, half gorilla? If he doesn’t, he has a feeling life won’t be all roses, despite being free of the compound.

So, he’ll just have to give his new life his best shot, won’t he?


Pugorilla - After being created in a lab, his DNA spliced with both canine and primate genes, Dex has spent his entire life locked up. He has always longed to see the outside world and to find lasting love with that one special person—dreams he never thought would come to fruition. Yet when he and his friends discover a plot to kill them all, they have no choice but to plan an escape. A life outside the walls of their compound is everything that Dex has ever hoped for, but there’s only one problem—James, a lab technician who Dex can’t seem to get out of his heart or head.

Amazon  Amazon UK  ARe  Barnes & Noble  Kobo


Kangorilla – Joey has it tough. Not only has he been spliced with a kangaroo and a gorilla, he’s also been brought to the other side of the world. Feeling exploited, desperate and wishing he had love, companionship and acceptance, he takes the risk of leaving the compound in the search of happiness. But will he find it? Or has the person he’s drawn to got other ideas? It certainly seems that way as the temperature goes from boiling hot to downright frosty.


Elephorilla - George hates change, but when his only two options are death or escape, he runs away with his friends into the unknown. Will he be able to find not only a new life, but a new love?







I hope you enjoyed reading a little more about our series and can make it to the other tour stops along the way to find out even more. 

Here are the links to the other blogs.

Day One - Spliced 

Day Two - Outrageous

Day Three - Sarah Masters

Day Five - Lily Harlem

Day Six - Jambrea Jo Jones


Thanks so much for stopping by.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

A Shifter Series With a Difference...


I'm so excited to announce the upcoming release of Spliced - A shifter series with a difference.

I've got together with some absolutely fabulous authors to create this new series which will  (hopefully) be hitting your ereader screens on Feb 13th. 

Sarah Masters, Lily Harlem, Jambrea Jo Jones and I have created a new world in which shifter genes have been spliced together to create some rather interesting characters. 

Here's the blurb for the series:-

When scientists mess with the most primitive elements of a man’s core, the results are bound to be explosive.

Living a loveless existence is hard for any shifter, but having DNA spliced with creatures who stand out from the crowd is damn near impossible. Which is why four experimented-on souls decide to break free from the chains that hold them, climb the fences that circle them, and go in search of adventure, passion and most of all, their mates.


But nothing worth having is ever easy, and for Sharkorilla, Pugorilla, Kangorilla and Elephorilla, this is definitely the case. They’ve come to the end of one very long, hard and frustrating road, but now, with the help of men who have big hearts, they must shed their fears, accept their bodies, and be true to the desires that burn within them. The only problem is, will they get away with it?

And here it is folks, the cover to my contribution to the series, created by the very talented Posh Gosh. Isn't it fab?



 This series actually started life as a Joke I played on Jambrea Jo Jones. She asked a question in a Facebook group about what shifters readers would like to see more of in books. Me, playing the clown (as per usual) posted this picture I found on the internet -


 I said the world needs more Pugorilla stories. Well as you can imagine, we had a laugh about it then pretty soon it descended into chaos. Sarah Masters aka Emmy Ellis joined in on the fun and started posting her own funny pictures of 'spliced' animals. The next thing you know, Jambrea dared me to write the story and I said something along the lines of "I will if you will." Emmy also agreed to write a story and we roped in the talent of Lily Harlem and there you have it, the Spliced series was born. 

Although it started out very tongue in cheek, there is a serious undertone to the stories. These poor souls were created in a lab and have spent their lives locked up. After they hatch an escape plan, you can imagine their anxiety. How will I fit in in the outside world? Will I be ridiculed? How can I ever find love when I look the way I do? Despite the original photo and subject matter, I believe we all did a wonderful job of making the stories believable and engaging. 

I hope you'll enjoy them.



If you would like to purchase copies of the series, they are available for pre-order now, but get them while you can at the low price of 0.99 each as they will be going up in price upon release. Here are the links for pre-order.


Barnes and noble to follow.

Thanks for stopping by! 
Hope you have a wonderful day!


Monday, 26 October 2015

And the winner is...

Hi everyone!

Just a quick post to let you all know that the winner of the ebook copy of Fractured, my latest release was Denise Duchene. Yay! Denise, if you're reading this, an email has been sent to you about the book, so please keep your eye out for it. :)

Thanks so much to those of you who entered the draw. I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and comment on the post. If any of you missed the post and am wondering what I'm talking about, I'll leave you with the cover, blurb and a short excerpt from the story. 


The Blurb:-

After being kidnapped by the alpha of his pack, beaten and held as Roy’s prisoner for over two years, wolf shifter Logan finally escapes the alpha's clutches and makes his way back to his mate. But with Riley’s cabin finally in his sights, Logan gets caught in a trap in the forest outside his mate’s home. His howl of pain alerts the hunters who set the trap and as they race to get to him, Logan’s attempts to free himself result in a broken ankle. Logan has come too far to die before seeing his mate again, but even if they reunite, will they ever be free from the alpha who wants Logan dead?

Excerpt:-

When the loud boom of a shotgun fired in the near distance, dread settled over Logan like an ominous, gray raincloud, swollen and heavy, hanging above his head. His heart rate kicked up and he whined as he looked down at his hind leg, soaked in blood and painful beyond compare. The sharp jaws of the metal trap still had him in its clutches. Logan had tried biting the trap free, but the only thing he’d accomplished had been to snap the jaws tighter against his leg until the bone broke. The pain had been excruciating and for a while he’d been sure that he would pass out. He hadn’t, but the desire to shift back into his human form had been almost too much to bear. He would have done so if the risk of losing his foot completely hadn’t been so great.

He had to face facts ― he was trapped.

As panic reared its ugly head, threatening to overwhelm him, he looked over at the log cabin nestled amongst the trees and whined once more. He fought the urge to throw his head back and howl out the injustice of his situation to the moon. He was too close to his mate’s house to have his life end before he could hold the man in his arms again. It had been two years since he’d last seen Riley ― two of the worst years of Logan’s life. He’d fought to free himself from his imprisonment and had never given up hope that he would one day see his mate again. Until now.

Another gunshot fired.

The hunters were close ― too close. Any minute they would find Logan in the trap they’d set ― one of many. He’d seen the other traps and had deftly avoided them, but when he’d caught a glimpse of his mate’s house in the distance, all sense had fled. He’d charged forward to get to Riley, safety be damned.

Logan’s impatience had cost him dearly. When the trap had sprung, he’d howled out in pain and the sound had alerted the hunters to his whereabouts. They’d caught a glimpse of him earlier and had practically crowed with excitement. They were mean looking men ― the type Logan had avoided at all costs back when his life had been his own. That had been before his so-called alpha had kept him chained in a basement, before the bastard had beaten, and starved him almost to death. Logan shuddered as he recalled some of the things he had suffered through in the past two years ― things he was surprised that he’d lived through. He tried to shut the memories out so that he could focus on his present situation, a situation that was almost as dire.

With his wolf’s heightened sense of hearing, he picked up the hunters’ voices which were as clear as if the men had been standing next to him.

“Yee ha! Hurry up, Hoyt. We nearly got ‘im!”

“Relax. He ain’t going nowhere.”

The hunters evidently came across another empty trap because they cursed loudly, but just a few seconds later, their enthusiasm kicked up a notch.

“Woo hoo! Three to go!”

When their shouts of enthusiasm neared and they fired off another round, Logan’s terror increased. Three more traps. He wasn’t going to make it. The only thing that had kept him going in the last couple of years had been the hope that eventually he and his mate would reunite. It was ironic that he should die like this, mere steps away from the man’s house.

The door of the cabin opened and Riley stepped out onto the deck. Logan whimpered and fought the desire to howl out his delight to the moon. If he’d been in his human form he would have wept with joy at seeing his mate again, even if it was for the last time. He yipped and squirmed with excitement, but the sudden movements caused pain to shoot through his leg, stealing what was left of his breath.

Riley craned his neck, squinting into the tree line before jogging down the steps then heading, not only in Logan’s direction, but in the direction of the hunters. Pleasure and fear warred for dominance. Logan was ecstatic to finally have his mate in his sights, but as the sounds of the hunters neared, he feared not only for his life, but for Riley’s. Those fools were randomly firing their shotguns with little care as to what or who they might hit.

Logan had to do something before it was too late.

Once again, he clamped his jaws over the teeth of the trap in an effort to tug it free, but his ankle and paw were hanging limply at an odd angle. As he had no control over his ankle’s movements, he couldn’t lift it out of the way. He tried moving his upper leg instead, but the teeth of the trap were embedded in his flesh and he couldn’t tug it free. Gently, so as not to injure himself further, he let go of the rusty metal, closing his eyes against the pain as it sprang shut again.

“Oh God. What have they done?”

Logan snapped his head up then stared into mesmerizing pale blue eyes ― eyes he knew every bit as well as his own. He’d been so focused on trying to free himself, that he hadn’t heard his mate approach. Logan wished, not for the first time that he’d revealed his true nature to Riley ― that he’d told him he was a wolf shifter when they’d been together. Then his mate would know that the wolf ― this wolf was him. He’d realize that Logan was alive and had come back to him.

But it was too late for what ifs.

Logan had been on the verge of telling Riley his secret a dozen times or more, but it had never felt like the right moment. The days had turned into weeks, the weeks into months then a full year had passed in which he’d hidden the biggest part of his life. The truth was, he’d been a coward. He’d been so afraid that Riley wouldn’t accept his other form. Things had been good between them ― really good, and Logan hadn’t wanted to mess with that.

What a fool he’d been.

Well that's it folks. Congratulations to Denise for winning a copy of the story.

If anyone would like to purchase a copy of the story, you can find it at these online retailers:-

Amazon.com here
Amazon.co.uk here
Allromanceebooks here
Smashwords here
Barnes and Noble here

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a great day!

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Fractured is an ARe Bestseller!

Hi everyone!

I'm so excited to announce that Fractured, my latest release is an All Romance ebooks bestseller! Yay!


Thanks so much to all the readers who have purchased a copy already. I appreciate you all so very much and I honestly don't know what I'd do without you.


Don't forget, I'm giving away a free copy of Fractured to a commenter on this post or the last so just leave a comment to be included in the draw.

If you haven't purchased a copy of the book yet and would like to get your hands on one, you can find it online here:-

Amazon.com here
Amazon.co.uk here
Allromanceebooks here
Smashwords here

If you're a Nook reader, Fractured will take a little while longer to hit the virtual B&N shelves. 

Thanks for stopping by everyone!

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Win a free copy of Fractured!

Hi everyone!

I hope you're all having a wonderful day. I've got some great news. Fractured, my latest paranormal romance story was published yesterday and hit the virtual shelves on Amazon today!


To celebrate its release, I'm giving away a copy to a commenter on this post. Just leave your name and email address in the comments below to be entered into the draw. The winner will be chosen at random on Sunday 25th.  Until then, I'll leave you with the blurb and a short excerpt. Hope you enjoy the story!


The blurb:-

After being kidnapped by the alpha of his pack, beaten and held as Roy’s prisoner for over two years, wolf shifter Logan finally escapes his clutches and makes his way back to his mate. But with Riley’s cabin finally in his sights, Logan gets caught in a trap in the forest outside his mate’s home. His howl of pain alerts the hunters who set the trap and as they race to get to him, Logan’s attempts to free himself result in a broken ankle. Logan has come too far to die before seeing his mate’s face again, but even if they reunite, will they ever be free from the alpha who would see Logan dead?

Excerpt:-


When the loud boom of a shotgun fired in the near distance, dread settled over Logan like an ominous, gray raincloud, swollen and heavy, hanging above his head. His heart rate kicked up and he whined as he looked down at his hind leg, soaked in blood and painful beyond compare. The sharp jaws of the metal trap still had him in its clutches. Logan had tried biting the trap free, but the only thing he’d accomplished had been to snap the jaws tighter against his leg until the bone broke. The pain had been excruciating and for a while he’d been sure that he would pass out. He hadn’t, but the desire to shift back into his human form had been almost too much to bear. He would have done so if the risk of losing his foot completely hadn’t been so great.

He had to face facts ― he was trapped.

As panic reared its ugly head, threatening to overwhelm him, he looked over at the log cabin nestled amongst the trees and whined once more. He fought the urge to throw his head back and howl out the injustice of his situation to the moon. He was too close to his mate’s house to have his life end before he could hold the man in his arms again. It had been two years since he’d last seen Riley ― two of the worst years of Logan’s life. He’d fought to free himself from his imprisonment and had never given up hope that he would one day see his mate again. Until now.

Another gunshot fired.

The hunters were close ― too close. Any minute they would find Logan in the trap they’d set ― one of many. He’d seen the other traps and had deftly avoided them, but when he’d caught a glimpse of his mate’s house in the distance, all sense had fled. He’d charged forward to get to Riley, safety be damned.

Logan’s impatience had cost him dearly. When the trap had sprung, he’d howled out in pain and the sound had alerted the hunters to his whereabouts. They’d caught a glimpse of him earlier and had practically crowed with excitement. They were mean looking men ― the type Logan had avoided at all costs back when his life had been his own. That had been before his so-called alpha had kept him chained in a basement, before the bastard had beaten, and starved him almost to death. Logan shuddered as he recalled some of the things he had suffered through in the past two years ― things he was surprised that he’d lived through. He tried to shut the memories out so that he could focus on his present situation, a situation that was almost as dire.

With his wolf’s heightened sense of hearing, he picked up the hunters’ voices which were as clear as if the men had been standing next to him.

“Yee ha! Hurry up, Hoyt. We nearly got ‘im!”

“Relax. He ain’t going nowhere.”

The hunters evidently came across another empty trap because they cursed loudly, but just a few seconds later, their enthusiasm kicked up a notch.

“Woo hoo! Three to go!”

When their shouts of enthusiasm neared and they fired off another round, Logan’s terror increased. Three more traps. He wasn’t going to make it. The only thing that had kept him going in the last couple of years had been the hope that eventually he and his mate would reunite. It was ironic that he should die like this, mere steps away from the man’s house.

The door of the cabin opened and Riley stepped out onto the deck. Logan whimpered and fought the desire to howl out his delight to the moon. If he’d been in his human form he would have wept with joy at seeing his mate again, even if it was for the last time. He yipped and squirmed with excitement, but the sudden movements caused pain to shoot through his leg, stealing what was left of his breath.

Riley craned his neck, squinting into the tree line before jogging down the steps then heading, not only in Logan’s direction, but in the direction of the hunters. Pleasure and fear warred for dominance. Logan was ecstatic to finally have his mate in his sights, but as the sounds of the hunters neared, he feared not only for his life, but for Riley’s. Those fools were randomly firing their shotguns with little care as to what or who they might hit.

Logan had to do something before it was too late.

Once again, he clamped his jaws over the teeth of the trap in an effort to tug it free, but his ankle and paw were hanging limply at an odd angle. As he had no control over his ankle’s movements, he couldn’t lift it out of the way. He tried moving his upper leg instead, but the teeth of the trap were embedded in his flesh and he couldn’t tug it free. Gently, so as not to injure himself further, he let go of the rusty metal, closing his eyes against the pain as it sprang shut again.

“Oh God. What have they done?”

Logan snapped his head up then stared into mesmerizing pale blue eyes ― eyes he knew every bit as well as his own. He’d been so focused on trying to free himself, that he hadn’t heard his mate approach. Logan wished, not for the first time that he’d revealed his true nature to Riley ― that he’d told him he was a wolf shifter when they’d been together. Then his mate would know that the wolf ― this wolf was him. He’d realize that Logan was alive and had come back to him.

But it was too late for what ifs.

Logan had been on the verge of telling Riley his secret a dozen times or more, but it had never felt like the right moment. The days had turned into weeks, the weeks into months then a full year had passed in which he’d hidden the biggest part of his life. The truth was, he’d been a coward. He’d been so afraid that Riley wouldn’t accept his other form. Things had been good between them ― really good, and Logan hadn’t wanted to mess with that.



What a fool he’d been.


Well, that's it for now, folks! If you'd like to purchase a copy you can find it at :-
Amazon.com here
Amazon.co.uk here
Allromanceebooks here
Smashwords here

If you're a Nook reader, Fractured will take a little while longer to hit the virtual B&N shelves. 

Don't forget to leave a comment below if you'd like to be entered to win a copy.

Thanks for reading.

Have a fab day!

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