Saturday, July 4, 2015

And Now For Something Different: Eden Winters Writes Menage

As I'm mentioned in my posts, I constantly strive to grow as an author, and a dear friend recently helped with that by challenging me to write erotica.

I tried, really I did, but I'm a romance writer at heart, so I couldn't help leaning toward that theme. However, I should warn readers that my new novella will feature a non-monogamous couple who, for fun or to establish dominance in their shifter hierarchy, play with others, both together and alone.

I don't have an exact publish date, but look for A Bear Walks Into a Bar to release sometime this month. This is the first installment in a planned four-part series: Owned by the Biker Bear. And I love the cover, created by the incomparable P.D. Singer.



It takes one strong alpha with a tight grip to keep a mountain full of shifters under control. Sawyer Ballantine’s contending with an uppity wolf leader and a herd of shifter elk bound and determined to take over. He might be the lone bear on the mountain, but he’s not going to allow another four shifters to just move in, especially not when they whiff of power. They’ll either be his in all ways, or they’ll be gone.

Dillon, Jerry, Kevin, and Brad have no one but each other since their shifter groups kicked them out. The young bear, wolves, and fox make a merry ménage, pooling their meager shifter skills and serving beer. They’ve stumbled into more than they understand, caught in the dispute between the Urso of Ballantine Mountain and the elk. But winter’s setting in, and they don’t know how to keep Dillon safe for hibernation.

And then a bear walks into their bar.

Aillil and Malcolm Speak Italian!

I'm thrilled to announce that Duet, or rather, Duetto, is now on Dreamspinner Press's Coming Soon page, and will release on July 21.



I decreti di un conquistatore non possono separare Aillil Callaghan dal suo retaggio scozzese. Indossa con orgoglio il tartan del suo clan – ora proibito – aspettando il giorno in cui diventerà Laird, restaurando così il buon nome della sua famiglia e combattendo per liberare la Scozia dalla tirannia inglese. Un inglese nella sua casa? Un abominio! Eppure, il tutore che suo padre ha assunto per i suoi fratelli può avere qualcosa da insegnare anche all’erede dei Callaghan.

Il violinista e letterato Malcolm Byerly ha lasciato il Kent spinto dalla paura, cercando solo un impiego tranquillo, menti curiose a cui insegnare e un luogo ove mantenere celati i suoi segreti. Non sa che tra i suoi studenti vi sarà anche il fratello maggiore dei ragazzi – un barbaro che odia gli inglesi – e che il suo tartan rosso e verde nasconde un cuore affine. Il comune amore per la musica rompe le barriere tra due mondi.

Il padre di Aillil minaccia il loro amore, ma un pericolo più grande li divide. I due svaniscono nella leggenda.

Due secoli dopo, il violinista Billy Byerly arriva a Castle Callaghan e si sente stranamente a casa. Le leggende parlano di un Laird perduto che infesta il castello in attesa del ritorno del suo amante, ma Billy non crede alle leggende, ai fantasmi, o all’amore che dura oltre la vita.

Il Laird perduto, però, sa cosa gli appartiene.

Find Duetto at Dreamspinner Press. 

Monday, June 29, 2015

Bo and Lucky Now Speak French!

Diversion is now available in French from MXM Bookmark:


LLes dealers de drogue ne sont pas toujours dans les rues ; parfois ils sont assis derrière des bureaux ou dans des salles de conférence, vendant leur marchandise dans des flacons pharmaceutiques au lieu de petits sachets de cellophane.

Quand on lui donne le choix entre passer huit années de plus en prison ou utiliser son « expertise » pour assister le Service de Contrôle et de Prévention du Détournement du Bureau des Narcotiques du sud-est, le trafiquant de drogue Richmond « Lucky » Lucklighter n'hésite pas et choisit la proposition qui lui laisse une certaine illusion de liberté. 

Cynique et peu disposé à admettre qu’il a commencé à se soucier de son travail, il compte les jours avant que sa dette ne soit payée. Le seul obstacle avant de récupérer sa vie est le bleu qu’on l’a chargé de former avant de partir ; un bleu qui cite les textes pharmacologiques, n’a pas encore fait ses preuves, et a la tendance – détestable – à voir le bon en chacun... y compris chez la cible de leur enquête.

Avec eux, les méchants n’ont pas la moindre chance... enfin si Lucky et Bo ne s’étranglent pas d’abord...

Find it at MxM Bookmark:
                 Amazon US

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Breaking the Rules

As a writer, I'm constantly trying to improve, be it by taking online classes, doing tons of research, reading informative books and blog posts, or even buying a critiquing program to help me polish my work.

But you know what? Sometimes you just gotta break the rules.

I aspire to write deep third person POV, which means I'm doing all I can writing-wise  to make a reader feel they are the character. And you know what? Lucky Lucklighter splits infinitives. He cusses a lot, and he ends sentences with prepositions. And not just in dialog. That's how he thinks, so that's what appears in the narrative.

Yes, I take pains to form grammatically correct sentences to aid readability, but what if writing out the perfect sentence jerks the reader out of the story because my protagonist has just stepped out of character?

So while my program points out that "ain't happening" is probably not going to get me an A+ on an English homework paper, as long as it helps readers be Lucky for 247 pages, I'll be happy.

Yes, sometimes to tell the story that needs telling, you gotta break those rules.

And speaking of Lucky (and Bo) and rule-breaking, I'm in the home stretch of Redemption (Diversion #5) and am setting a tentative pub date of August 1. Sorry for the delay folks, but I want it to be right.

Also, the covers of the remainder of the series have been updated.





Watch for the Redemption cover reveal in the next few weeks, and I'll leave you with the tentative blurb:

Living is the easy part.

Agent Lucky Lucklighter and his partner escaped Mexico alive, only to plunge into bureaucratic fallout from their mission. Hell, maybe Lucky should have stayed south of the border. Especially when the Southeastern Narcotics Bureau places Bo into rehab, and Lucky’s facing both therapy and an inquiry into a fatal shooting. Watching over his shoulder for a vengeful drug lord or a cartel don calling in favors leaves him scarcely able to imagine a future for them as agents, or as a couple.

Bo Schollenberger once had a vision for their life together, but he’s bowed beneath the fallout of his undercover work. Lucky’s hanging on by his deeply chewed fingernails, clinging to hope by making Bo’s dreams of a home into reality. The last thing he needs is a phone call from a dangerous man who knows too much, summoning him back to Mexico for “an early Christmas present.”

Not when the SNB brass asks tough questions, like “How well do you really know your partner?”

Friday, June 12, 2015

Collusion, Now at Amazon

Collusion, Diversion Book 2, Second Edition, is now available for pre-order at Amazon. Look for it's release on Saturday, June 10.


Dead men can’t love. 

Former drug trafficker Richmond “Lucky” Lucklighter “died” in the line of duty while working off a ten-year sentence in service to the Southeastern Narcotics Bureau, only to be reborn as Simon “Lucky” Harrison. The newbie he trained, former Marine Bo Schollenberger, is now his partner on (and maybe off) the job. It’s hard to tell when Lucky doesn’t understand relationships or have a clue what any sane human is doing in his bed. Bo’s nice to have around, sure, but there’s none of that picking-out-china-together crap for Lucky. 

While fighting PTSD, memories of a horrid childhood, and a prescription drug addiction, Bo is paying for his mistakes. Using his pharmacy license for the good guys provides the sort of education he never got in school. Undercover with his hard-headed partner, Bo learns that not everything is as it seems in the world of pharmaceuticals. 

When a prescription drug shortage jeopardizes the patients at Rosario Children’s Cancer Center, it not only pits Bo and Lucky against predatory opportunists, but also each other. How can they tell who the villains are? The bad guys don’t wear black hats, but they might wear white coats.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Enter to Win a Copy of Collusion

In celebration of Collusion 2nd edition, an ebook copy is up for grabs at Stumbling Over Chaos, my favorite site to hang out with kitties Chaos and Mayhem, snicker at the Misadventures in Stock Photography, and get my fill of Linkity. 

So hurry on over and get your name in the hat for the drawing. Say hi to May, Chaos and their Pet Mom Chris while you're there. 


Dead men can’t love.

Former drug trafficker Richmond “Lucky” Lucklighter “died” in the line of duty while working off a ten-year sentence in service to the Southeastern Narcotics Bureau, only to be reborn as Simon “Lucky” Harrison. The newbie he trained, former Marine Bo Schollenberger, is now his partner on (and maybe off) the job. It’s hard to tell when Lucky doesn’t understand relationships or have a clue what any sane human is doing in his bed. Bo’s nice to have around, sure, but there’s none of that picking-out-china-together crap for Lucky.

While fighting PTSD, memories of a horrid childhood, and a prescription drug addiction, Bo is paying for his mistakes. Using his pharmacy license for the good guys provides the sort of education he never got in school. Undercover with his hard-headed partner, Bo learns that not everything is as it seems in the world of pharmaceuticals.

When a prescription drug shortage jeopardizes the patients at Rosario Children’s Cancer Center, it not only pits Bo and Lucky against predatory opportunists, but also each other. How can they tell who the villains are? The bad guys don’t wear black hats, but they might wear white coats.

Available from Rocky Ridge Books, June 20. 

Cover Reveal and Enter to Win!

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