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Weekly Word Count: 3/17/20

Word Count: 5704

What story I’m currently working on: 12349

I’m now on 32k in Alchemists and Arsonists and down to the final four chapters, which means this book will be complete in the next few weeks, and another finalized series under my belt! I’ll admit, I got sidetracked with all of the abject chaos of the virus and fluctuated work situations, but I know getting this book out the door will only help. And I’ve also run off with Eros Tales #3 because I’ve been wanting to write contemporary romance and this story’s been percolating since last year. I’m already at 8k in that book and it looks like it’ll be a fairly enjoyable write.

What I’m editing/marketing:

Well now I’m editing nothing, which is kind of nice after the big stint on Tempting Ballad. Which paid off, by the by, because Evernight picked it up already! Tempting Ballad’s set for a release of June 2020! I’m enjoying this break on editing my own stuff for now and I’ll begin to ramp up marketing for Rising for Autumn and Of Coppers and Cracksmen, the two next books to release for the year!

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Teaser of the week:

“They shot one of ours.” The lines deepened around his grey eyes. “I_d waste the whole army for spilling a drop of my crew_s blood.”

Currently listening to:

Currently reading:

Building Forever (This Time Forever, #1)

Line of the week:

“Hey, Mitch,” Nell said, a hesitation in her voice that caused him to stop. “Do you mind swinging out front for a smoke?”

At that, Mitch turned around, his brows inching up his forehead. Nell stood on the steps above him, the shadows highlighting her gorgeous curves. Her mouth was poised and her eyes serious.

“Are you kidding me? You don’t smoke, Nels.”

Nell shrugged and brushed past him, offering a delicious glimpse of her tanned shoulders. “Once in awhile, though no one in the family knows. Mom would kill me.” She plucked the packet of Camels from the slim purse dangling at her side. “I’ll even share if you’re jonesin’”

His tongue slicked across his lips before he could help himself. He didn’t doubt for a moment that slip of suggestiveness from her was on purpose. The woman was a succubus in human form. He combed his fingers through his hair. They needed to get out of this stairwell—this proximity—and it wasn’t like he’d be able to competently flirt with Nell by his side.

“Fine, let’s grab a smoke,” he agreed, even as he wanted to slam his head against the wall.

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Tempting Ballad is Under Contract!

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Book three in the Discord’s Desire series, Tempting Ballad, is under contract with Evernight Publishing and slated to come out in June of this year!

One hot night together was all Renn and Leo shared, and neither expected to see the other again.

However, when Leo Kincaid shows up after one of their gigs on the other side of the country, Renn’s intrigued. When Leo produces information on Renn’s missing sister, he’s ensnared. Leo needs an alliance from an Unseelie family, a rival to those who kidnapped Renn’s sister. It’s enough dangled bait to ditch the band, and the sparks between them are immediate and incendiary.

On their own, they don’t stand a chance of retrieving his sister, but luckily for him, his bandmates aren’t the giving up sort. Together with the Discord’s Desire crew, they prepare for a fight against one of the most dangerous Unseelie families. However, spending so much time around Leo Kincaid is dangerous. Renn finds himself wanting something more, which breaks the pact he made long ago: never get attached.

 

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Music Monday-Intrigue Me

Hey guys! Let’s welcome Lacee Hightower today to celebrate her new release, Intrigue Me! She’s going to share her musical inspiration with us!

  1. Better Than Drugs- Skillet

This was my main motivational song for this book.  Calm the ache, stop the shakes—you clear my mind.  You’re my escape from this messed up place.  This band is actually a Christian band and I’m pretty confident they’re referring to God in the song, but they also play this on rock stations and to me it reminds me of a certain person who has stood by me through thick and thin. Thus, the inspiration for Intrigue Me.

2. Always- Killswitch Engage

It talks of someone lost to torment, which both main characters in the book are in their own different sense.  I am with you always is something anyone longs to hear from a loved one and Intrigue Me has a lot to do with sticking through with that special someone no matter what kind of dark desires they may crave.

3. Do Not Disturb- Halestorm

…well listen to it once and anyone that reads any of my books will know why this was inspiriting.

4. Into the Nothing-Breaking Benjamin

Breaking Benjamin is one of my all-time favorite bands and at least one of their songs has inspired me on each one of my books.  For Intrigue Me, Into the Nothing was that song.  Dedicated by the band to all the people serving in the military or anyone who felt like they were going into the nothing, that’s exactly what I felt about the two main characters of this story, not only in a sexual sense, but a very personal one as well.

5. Evanescence- My Immortal

This band is a very dear friend of mine’s favorite band.  I’m not positive as to the exact meaning of the song, but it reminded me of a special friend who supported me immensely while I wrote this book and since there’s actually a somewhat sad side to the book, it just seemed to fit.

 

Intrigue Me

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Tangled Pleasures, 1

What’s a person to do when they discover everything they’ve believed is nothing but lies?

I grew up wealthy, a spoiled rich kid some would say, blessed with a natural athletic physique and erotic good looks that could get me into the panties of just about any girl I set my mind to.

I wanted … what I wanted.

And that meant one thing: the beautiful brunette from study hall—but she left me high and dry.
Today, I have a heart made of stone. I’m angry, a professed lifelong bachelor and a sexual sadist.

My soul is a cold river.

Eight years later, she’s back in my life and holding secrets that are ruthless, unforgiveable.

I want to punish her, make her cry, make her suffer. I want to hate her for what she’s done.

But I want my hands on her.

Mine. All mine.

I simply want … Ava Montgomery.

 

 

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Siren’s Call is OUT!

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Nab your copy of this sexy short for FREE

First, Liz loses her job. Then she spots a flyer for a punk show covered in fae glamour. The entire reason she moved to the humdrum ‘burbs was to avoid the supernatural crap she’s been seeing since she was a kid.

She should avoid the show, but curiosity wins out. A punk band consisting of an incubus, a satyr, a banshee, and a siren can only spell one thing—trouble.

When Liz lets it slip that she’s no average human, the siren takes a keen interest in her. Even without his otherworldly abilities, those skillful bass-playing fingers and the promise in his wicked smile might just be the thing to turn Liz’s rotten day around.

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Siren’s Call Cover Reveal

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Siren’s Call is coming out tomorrow, a free read short story introducing the Discord’s Desire series!

First, Liz loses her job. Then she spots a flyer for a punk show covered in fae glamour. The entire reason she moved to the humdrum ‘burbs was to avoid the supernatural crap she’s been seeing since she was a kid.

She should avoid the show, but curiosity wins out. A punk band consisting of an incubus, a satyr, a banshee, and a siren can only spell one thing—trouble.

When Liz lets it slip that she’s no average human, the siren takes a keen interest in her. Even without his otherworldly abilities, those skillful bass-playing fingers and the promise in his wicked smile might just be the thing to turn Liz’s rotten day around.

 

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Siren’s Call has a Release Date!

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In case you haven’t gotten enough of fae antics, check out this FREE Discord’s Desire short story next week! It comes out June 6th 🙂

Siren’s Call

First, Liz loses her job. Then she spots a flyer for a punk show covered in fae glamour. The entire reason she moved to the humdrum ‘burbs was to avoid the supernatural crap she’s been seeing since she was a kid.

She should avoid the show, but curiosity wins out. A punk band consisting of an incubus, a satyr, a banshee, and a siren can only spell one thing—trouble.

When Liz lets it slip that she’s no average human, the siren takes a keen interest in her. Even without his otherworldly abilities, those skillful bass-playing fingers and the promise in his wicked smile might just be the thing to turn Liz’s rotten day around.