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Throwback Thursday: Soul Solution

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For Erik Anderson, the Copenhagen line is his curse. He takes the train every night en route to collect souls. Like any lovelorn fool, he bargained his own long ago, and now pays the price—a lifetime of loneliness as a grim reaper. Stay distant—that’s been his mantra and what keeps him sane.

Until Mina Castner drops into his life like a whirlwind, one spilled drink leading to staying up until dawn with the woman. He believed one night couldn’t hurt, but he sorely underestimated her determination. Every encounter between them is reprieve from the guilt of reaping souls every night, but it can’t last. Even if she sparks long buried feelings, and even if her sheer presence intoxicates him, he can’t let this continue. For humans, his touch is poison, and if he slips up, it could cost her life.

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Weekly Word Count #103

Word Count: 15,046

What story I’m working on: ….so, the Cupid’s Cafe story is finished. Sometimes things just flow, and this story…well, flew. Which means I’ve got an empty slot for what story to tackle next…I *might* have penned the first lines to the final Airship book, The Airship Also Rises…

What I’m editing/marketing: I’ve still been paring away at Future King edits while waiting on beta-reader responses, but I’m moving forward one baby step at a time. I’ll also probably be plunging into Cupid’s Cafe edits soon, mostly because it’d be nice to get something out the door. Once I get lines in for Waking for Winter, I’ll be entering full fledged work mode on marketing, since the release keeps getting closer and closer!

Teaser of the week:

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Line of the week:

“Some days, the sheer amount of enemies we attracted made me question if maybe our crew was a little too trigger happy. That maybe we’d started pissing in too many pots without thinking of the consequences.

But then I remembered that most folks couldn’t hold to a basic code of honor if it killed them. And kill them we did. Repeatedly.”

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Soul Solution Audio Book Release!

Soul Solution is now available in audio book HERE!!!

Get your copy of the dark fairytale novella, brought to life by the super talented Eddie Caiazzo!!!!

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For Erik Anderson, the Copenhagen line is his curse. He takes the train every night to collect souls. Like any lovelorn fool, he bargained his own long ago, and now pays the price – a lifetime of loneliness as a grim reaper. Stay distant – that’s been his mantra and what keeps him sane. Until Mina Castner drops into his life like a whirlwind, one spilled drink leading to staying up until dawn with the woman.

He believed one night couldn’t hurt, but he sorely underestimated her determination. Every encounter between them is a reprieve from the guilt of reaping souls every night, but it can’t last. Even if she sparks long buried feelings, and even if her sheer presence intoxicates him, he can’t let this continue. For humans, his touch is poison, and if he slips up, it could cost her her life.

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Vote for Soul Solution!

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My paranormal romance novella got nominated for the Reader’s Choice Awards over at The Romance Reviews, which I’m super stoked about! It needs 50 nominations before the end of March to make it to the next round though! If anyone could take a half second to follow the link and click the nominate button, I will supply an endless amount of cat pictures! (Okay, so maybe I do that anyway…)

Go here for unicorns and to bring joy to my little authorly heart: Soul Solution Nomination

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Scintillating Sunday Blog Hop!

Today I’m going to share a snippet from Soul Solution, my most recent release with Decadent Publishing. If you enjoy, add it to your TBR list at Goodreads, or get a copy HERE!

She waited a beat, and a certain curiosity gleamed in her eyes, one he knew well. Would he follow? Those inquisitive eyes of hers asked the question, and even with the slight hunch of her shoulders, she begged to be pursued. Once upon a time, he might’ve chased her and tumbled her in the sheets with the promise of more in the future. However, she’d placed her bets on the wrong sort of man. A soul collector couldn’t have those attachments.

“I’ll walk you out,” he offered. Even though this could never turn into anything, he’d take whatever remaining moments he could get with this intriguing woman.

He followed her out into the early dawn sunshine, which coated every car and leaf in liquid amber. If he were still up at this hour on any other day, he’d be holed up in his apartment with a bottle of whiskey, trying to chase the demons away. If only every night could be like this one.

Erik leaned against the railing, debating whether he should walk off before he’d have something to regret later. The longer he watched her smile, listened to her lilting laugh, the more he knew she was trouble.

He stuck his hands into his pockets. “This is good-bye then.”

Amusement lifted her eyebrows. Instead of turning and leaving, she wrapped her arms around him, pulling him in for a hug. The press of her body against his shocked his system; he hadn’t realized how much he’d missed a woman’s embrace all these years. Her warm skin brushed against his, sending his senses into overdrive. The scent of jasmine fogged his mind, already overloaded from the simple touch of a person after so long.

A jolt of ice water flooded his veins as he returned the embrace on reflex. He needed to leave.

“See you around, Club Kid.” She stepped away from him then skipped off down the street. Already fading into a memory, she turned into a silhouette against the dewy morning light.

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Beyond Fairytales Spotlight: Taliaschild

Decadent Publishing’s Beyond Fairytales series takes fairytales from well known to the obscure and then cranks up the heat! The differing stories delve into many different sub-genres and styles of erotic romance, but all of them have a fairy tale feel as the authors meld the old stories into something new.

Today we’re featuring Taliaschild by Anastasia Vitsky

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Six years after the mysterious talisman brought Queen Vina to Talia, it chooses a new owner in Sonna, a child of the streets. Unprotected by her amputee father and beaten by her mother for failing to bring home scraps for the family to eat, Sonna runs into the self-assured Kira, daughter and heir to Vina’s queendom.

Weary of endless rules and duties involved in training to become the future queen, Kira leaps at the chance to escape with a new friend. She places the priceless talisman around Sonna’s neck, but neither can remove the jewelry.

Alarmed at losing the talisman’s protection, Vina and Talia take drastic steps to protect the princess. In the process, the entire earth descends into chaos.

Five years later, nineteen-year-old Sonna forages for two-day-old fish heads while dodging street pimps. The talisman leads her to the mysterious Nicodemus, who offers one command:

Go to Kira. She needs you.

Baffled, Sonna embarks on her journey. What can a pauper offer a spoiled princess? Will the street girl end up surprising them all?

Sneak Peek into Taliaschild:

Against my chest, the talisman grows warm. It quivers, almost as if it is afraid. Or perhaps it creaks like an old, unused piece of machinery. I take out the metal to rub it clean with my spit, and the gems glow bright as the stars.

My child.

I jump backward, dropping the necklace. I’d throw it down the grate if I could remove the chain from around my neck. Sorcery! A necklace refusing to be removed spoke of magic, but I hoped it was benign. Is this a demon’s voice? Am I spawn of the devil?

I am not a demon, my child. I am one who loves you the way your mother does not.

I whimper. Demon or not, Mother will order an exorcism if anyone finds out. A little girl was possessed last year, and the shaman beat her with a wooden stick. Over and over, commanding the evil spirits to leave the child. I can face many things, but not the wrath of a demon chaser.

The one you love has locked her heart to you. You must find her, and you must remind her of the day you promised to love her.

Shaking from head to foot, I risk speaking out loud. “She never came back.”

That was not her doing. Do you still care for her?

Soft kisses, sweeter than any of the delicacies she fed me. The tingle of her touch, transporting me to a world in which my shame no longer mattered. Standing before her, scrubbed clean, and watching her eyes widen in surprise and longing.

Curling next to her side, trusting her. Believing when she told me to follow her. I would never be hungry again, she said.

She loves you.

No one ever loved me before.

She needs you. Find her.

Before I can think of a response, the gemstones fade to silver and the metal grows cold.

Find her. But how?

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