Friday, March 13, 2020

Sale!

Haven't read Consorts of the Red King yet? For a limited time, the ebook price is reduced to .99 cents at Amazon. And remember that no matter what you paid for ebook, if you're an Audible member, it allows you to get the audiobook at a discount.

Get yours now, before the promotion ends!



In deepest space the ruthless Federation lays waste to one rebel colony after another, leaving comrades-in-arms Van Orskey and Tayn Kassik without family, without a home, and without hope.

With nothing left but each other, they run contraband and smuggle fugitives from the safety of their ship, the Cormorant—with the occasional clandestine mission for the rival Coalition thrown in. Their heists have not gone unnoticed, though even the bounty on their heads doesn’t prevent them from being a thorn in the enemy’s side at every opportunity.

Pissing them off? Big mistake.

From the day of his birth Prince Jorvik of Akiak learned duty, wisdom, and honor from his father, leaving him ill-equipped to withstand betrayal by his Federation-puppet uncle. He has no love for the greedy off-worlders who plunder his world’s natural resources and enslave his people. To defeat his foe, he needs the cunning, fearlessness, and touch of treachery only outlaws can offer.

Two off-world mercenaries make unlikely partners in Jorvik’s quest for vengeance, but the more he learns of them, the more common ground he discovers. In each other’s arms they find passion, heat, and maybe, a reason for living—until their common enemy threatens to tear them apart.

To survive, they must take on the corrupt Federation.

And win.

A standalone novel based in The Sentinel universe.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Decision Release

Decision (Diversion 8) released last weekend, and I'm thrilled with the positive reviews.

Here's what reviewer Lena Grey had to say at Rainbow Book Reviews:

"I don’t think I will ever get tired of reading about Lucky and Bo. Just when I wonder where else Eden could take them, she creates new, exciting, frustrating, and emotional heights, some of which I would have never believed that the Lucky I’ve come to know and love would be capable of. He and Bo have been put through the wringer, both emotionally and physically, always managing to come out together, stronger and closer than before."

Read the review in its entirety here

Here's what reviewer Donna shared at Love Bytes Reviews:

"This series is truly one of my very favourite reads, and I urge anyone who has yet to dive into the world of Lucky Lucklighter and Bo Schollenberger to pick up a copy of Diversion (which is book #1) and get yourself lost in the world of the Southeastern Narcotics Bureau (or SNB, to those of us in-the-know)."

You can find Donna's full review here

Get your copy at your favorite online bookstore.

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Excerpt from Decision

I'm half excited, half terrified about tomorrow's release of Decision (Diversion 8). Fans have grown to love Bo and Lucky and I worry about letting them down.

That said, how about a little teaser? Some have asked about the thematic element of a rocking chair on the cover, and many have reached their own conclusions.

How about this?



Lucky strolled toward the back of the room, staring through a layer of protective glass. Two incubators sat side by side, the first one empty. A curtain partially obscured the view.

The second held a tiny infant, so much smaller than the other babies on display. A blue armband declared him a boy. He wasn’t wrapped like the others. Instead he wore a diaper and tiny knit hat, white sensor dots on his chest, warming under lights. A tuft of dark hair peeked out from under the hat.

Tiny fingers curled into fists. While Lucky watched, the baby’s lower lip quivered in a sucking motion. Head to the side, the dusky-skinned bundle slept. So quiet. So peaceful.

So alone.

From this angle, Lucky couldn’t read the nameplate. Instinct said he’d found the right kid.
A door opened and a nurse swept through, followed by a dark-haired man in a hospital gown and mask. He sat in a rocking chair while the nurse freed the little one from his incubator.

Wires still attached, the woman placed the child in the man’s arms. Eyes crinkling at the corners showed the man’s smile.

She handed him a bottle. The man cradled the child in his arms, offering the bottle. Sleepy dark eyes blinked open, and the baby latched on to the nipple. The man fed the child, pushing the chair back and forth with his legs.

Who was this man? A hospital volunteer, maybe? This kid belonged to Yolanda, right?

Lucky watched for a while, heart clenching at the image. Would he one day hold his own child, rocking and holding a bottle?

At least the little boy wasn’t alone—for now.

He should leave. He’d accomplished what he set out to do: ensure the baby was okay. Somehow, he couldn’t make himself move.

Folks milled around him, coming and going, admiring this baby or that. Ever so gently the man removed the bottle from the child’s mouth. Again his lower lip quivered as though he still sucked, though he’d quite obviously fallen back asleep.

“Eat, sleep, and grow. That’s what babies do,” his mother once said while rocking Todd.

The man took a cloth from the nurse, placed it over his shoulder, and raised the baby. He gave a few pats, his eyes crinkling at the corners again.

The nurse held out her arms.

The man kissed the child’s forehead, slowly surrendering his precious bundle.

He stood and followed the nurse with his eyes as she returned the child to the incubator, placing his hand on the plexiglass in a silent goodbye.

For a single moment he looked up, long enough for Lucky to get a good look at the man’s eyes.

Holy shit!

Bo?

Sunday, February 16, 2020

New Release From Claire London

Dear friend Clair London has a new release out, which I'd like to share with you, for all you friends to lovers fans:

Although he’s nervous on this, his wedding day, Pat is still taking all the stresses and mishaps in stride, until his mother announces that Nicky—his first boyfriend—is at the door. Unexpectedly.
While his mum and sisters fuss around with family crises and preparations, Pat lets his mind wander, remembering how he met Nicky, their growing friendship, and the closeness and love that led to so much more. The fun and sexy passion they shared—and the painful fights.
But why is Nicky here, at the house? And why is Pat so worried about it? As he goes downstairs to face Nicky, his family waits with bated breath to find out whether there’s another disaster looming—or whether Pat and Nicky’s story is something far more romantic.


Visit Clare's site today!

Friday, February 14, 2020

Finally! Decision (Diversion 8)

I am thrilled to announce that Decision (Diversion 8) is currently on pre-order at Amazon. This was a hard book to write, dealing with some pretty tough topics. Lucky is Lucky, but Bo finds that, to do the right thing, he might have to bend a few rules. Although the story is told from Lucky's POV, Bo definitely grows a lot here, and our guys move one step closer to their HEA.

All your favorite side characters are back too: Charlotte, Loretta, Walter, and the others who've wormed their way into Lucky and Bo's circle. Plus, get ready to meet some new folks in the Diversion world.




Follow the law, or follow their hearts?

By-the-book Bo Schollenberger’s training to be the new boss at the Southeastern Narcotics Bureau. He’s always been the moral compass for his partner Lucky Lucklighter, or Simon Harrison, or whatever-the-hell his name is this week.

Lucky might have read the book, or parts of it, but toes the line between legal and… not so legal.  A little moral elasticity lets him out-maneuver the bad guys. It’s not broke, why fix it?

They butt heads at work, but they’re rock solid at home, where their biggest concern is when, or if, they’ll become parents.

Their latest case puts them in a tailspin when drugs flood a local high school and someone hands Lucky’s nephew a vial of pills like they were candy. Unravelling the drug ring leads them straight into a nest of human trafficking, way outside the jurisdiction of the SNB, but no way could Bo and Lucky let the perpetrators leave Atlanta scot-free. No one gets away with harming innocents, especially family.

The letter of the law says to trust the legal system, but doing the right thing might lead them outside the lines.

Especially when the youngest trafficking victim lands squarely in Bo’s lap.


Sunday, February 2, 2020

Happy Relaunch Day! AKA "I've got your possum shifters right here."

Several years ago I found myself in a car with other authors, going to an event. I recounted the story about how a possum moved into the walls of my house, and how I came up with a concept for a book about possum shifters.

Some shouted out ideas like, "Oh! When he sees a dog, he has to fall over", "he freezes when a car approaches", and other possum behavior.

The result is Naked Tails, about a man who doesn't know his destiny, and an old friend who helps guide him. Definitely a friends-to-lovers story.

The novel published a year later, but the contract has expired and the book rights returned to me. The story hasn't changed, I just brushed up a word here and there, and it has a new cover. In speaking of this book, I'm surprised at how many people tell me they've never heard of it.

So, if you missed it the first time, it's back! (In my head that sounded like The Terminator, just so you know.)


Seth McDaniel wasn’t raised among a shifter passel and has no idea what it’s like to turn furry once a month. An orphan, torn from his father’s family at an early age, he scarcely remembers Great-aunt Irene. Now her passing brings him back to Possum Kingdom, Georgia, to take up a legacy he doesn’t understand and reconnect with a friend he’s never forgotten.

As Irene’s second-in-command, Dustin Livingston has two choices: assume control of the passel or select another replacement. Unfortunately, the other candidates are either heartless or clueless. Dustin’s best hope to dodge the responsibility is to deliver a crash course in leadership to his childhood pal Seth, a man he hasn’t seen in twenty years. However, while Dustin's mind is set on his task, his heart is set on his old friend.

Seth’s quest for answers yields more questions instead. What’s with the tiny gray hairs littering his aunt’s house? Why do the townsfolk call each other “Jack” and “Jill”? Do Dustin’s attentions come with ulterior motives? And why is Seth suddenly craving crickets?


You can find Naked Tails at Amazon. 

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Why Can't You Find My Books?

Sorry that I've been quiet lately; lots has happened to keep me busy: work, recovering from holidays, book things.

Most of my work is published through Rocky Ridge Books, an imprint started by friends who built a co-op, trading work, but also retaining creative control of our novels. I didn't put all my eggs in one basket, and have published works with several publishers over the years. Several went out of business, so the rights to the works returned to me, and I republished through Rocky Ridge.

Four of my novels and one short story remained with Dreamspinner Press. I looked up one day and realized all contracts had expired, so I regained control, am brushing up the works, and will soon republish second editions through Rocky Ridge.

Until that time, you might not be able to find these following titles:

The Wish
Valentine Wish
Duet
A Matter of When
Naked Tails

All of these will release again soon, so if you've been looking for them, keep a watch here and I'll post republish dates.

On another note, Decision (Diversion 8), is now with the formatter, and I'll announce a release date soon.