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This is the second of two novellas containing animal antics and a second chance romance. Partial proceeds will be donated by the author to children’s cancer charities.
Nathan Brooks and Julia Hart have known each other forever. As kids, no one could keep up with them and no one could replace them in each other’s lives. They bickered, they bantered, they loved and they fell apart. Five years later, they’ve reunited and the relationship is serious. The kind of serious that involves weddings and babies.
Nathan is adamant that the wedding will come before the baby.
Fate may not be so accommodating.
Julia may be on the same page as her fiancé, but there are many roadblocks standing in the way of this devoted pair. Work, family, addiction, and even the weather present unforeseen challenges. And don’t even get started on the antics of the crazy animals Nathan accommodates in his veterinary clinic.
No matter what the circumstance, life at Brooks House is never dull. It comes with a hefty helping of barks, meows, cackles, squeals and moos. And a few strange photographs.
Can Brooks and Hart tie the knot before cutting their baby’s umbilical cord?
Don’t be fooled by the seeming tranquility, Jess is scheming. There are a lot of characters in her head and all of them want out.
A best-selling author, she edits for professional authors and is always tutoring somebody. She got her start ten years ago, in Twilight fan fiction, and is proud of it.
Four great kids, one husband *coughbiggestkidofallcough* and two dogs ensure that the house is always messy. The garden’s overflowing with blooms, but weedy. The grass always needs cutting, provided it’s not buried beneath snow. She lives in Canada, eh? The dogs are walked, the kids get fed, the hubbs hasn’t killed anybody yet, the books Jess reads she reviews, and somehow, the people in her head manage to make it into stories. Occasionally, she embarrasses her kids by doing Zumba in front of their friends. It’s just how she rolls.
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Saif al Nar is a firefighter,
who just happens to be a fire djinn as well. He is great at his job, but it
seems the local residents could care less. All they see is his ethnicity and
are suspicious of his motives.
Raihana Neiem is a genie that
falls for Saif before she knows he's a fire djinn. Her people think of the fire
djinn as evil demons. Her heart says he has a good soul but old prejudices may
keep her from seeing the truth.
The love Raihana and Saif
share is off the charts hot, but even so, there is the chance their love for
each other will not be enough. It just goes to show how strong ingrained
prejudices can be and how they can cause such grief. I like how Ms. Muir deals
with this issue.
I highly recommend Wildfire's
Heart by Siobhan Muir and look forward to reading the next story in the series.
When you wish upon a wildfire…
Shot Saif al Nar is a natural when it comes to fighting fires. As an
Ifrit—a fire djinn—there’s no one better. But he doesn’t anticipate the
local residents being suspicious and afraid of his ethnicity when his
crew comes into town from the fire line for some R&R. Add some
unexpected backup in the form of a lovely djinn and Saif is ready to set
the town on fire.
A djinn might get burned…
Nejem retired from being a genie in a lamp centuries ago and now works
for the U.S. Forest Service. Fires are devastating her field area, but
the sexy firefighter djinn might just be more dangerous. Her people
believe Ifrits to be evil demons and Raihana can’t be sure Saif isn’t
responsible for the arson fires cropping up in town.
Or they could set the night on fire…
Saif behind the arson or is something darker and more dangerous going
on? With hearts and lives on the line, Raihana must decide if she can
stand the heat that comes with loving a man like Saif.
Muir lives in Cheyenne, Wyoming, with her husband, two daughters, and a
vegetarian cat she swears is a shape-shifter, though he's never shifted
when she can see him. When not writing, she can be found looking down a
microscope at fossil fox teeth, pursuing her other love, paleontology.
An avid reader of science fiction/fantasy, her husband gave her a
paranormal romance for Christmas one year, and she was hooked for good.
previous lives, Siobhan has been an actor at the Colorado Renaissance
Festival, a field geologist in the Aleutian Islands, and restored
inter-planetary imagery at the USGS. She’s hiked to the top of Mount St.
Helens and to the bottom of Meteor Crater.
kick-ass adventure with hot sex for men and women to enjoy. She believes
in happily ever after, redemption, and communication, all of which you
will find in her paranormal and dauntless romance stories.
Siobhan has published through Evernight Publishing, Siren Publishing and Three Lakes Books. Visit her website.
About Two Worlds Collided:
Evie Reid on a whim agrees to travel back in time to 1997 to change
bad boy Bellamy Lovel's path of destruction. She's smart with a college
degree, but she is still fan-girl crazy for the rock band, Civilized
Heathens. Evie knows despite all Bellamy's smiles and enthusiasm on the
stage, he's destined to end it all on one lonely night in a hotel room
unless she can change his path.
Bellamy isn't keen on having Evie as his personal assistant, hired by
his band mates to watch over him, and keep him on schedule. However,
there is something about the woman that sparks his interest, despite his
best to ignore her. When darkness threatens to consume him, he realizes
she may be the only light that will chase the shadows away.
Jared Fraser, a landscape business owner in Hobart, Australia, sets out for a holiday to the USA to travel along the Route 66 in a motorhome. Looking forward to his first holiday overseas, he’s excited as he prepares himself for the journey. But little could’ve prepared him for crossing paths with a beautiful hitchhiker. Will he be able to put his past aside and grab onto happiness? Ivy Bennett thought leaving her boyfriend would be the hard part. It doesn’t take long to figure out how wrong she was. As she struggles with making a new start in her life, the last person she expects to lead her to happiness is a laid-back Australian on vacation. But she will have to say goodbye again? And not only to Jared.
Iris Blobel was born and raised in Germany and only immigrated
to Australia in the late 1990s. Having had the travel bug most of her
life, Iris spent quite some time living in Scotland, London, as well as
Canada where she met her husband. Her love for putting her stories onto
paper only emerged a few years back, but now her laptop is a constant companion. Iris resides west of Melbourne with her husband and her
beautiful two daughters as well as their dog. Next to her job at a
private school, she also presents a German Program at the local
Community Radio. Website
LisabetSarai has been addictedtowords all her life.Shebeganreadingwhenshewasfour.Shewroteherfirststoryatfiveyearsoldandherfirstpoematseven.Sincethen,shehaswrittenplays,tutorials,scholarlyarticles,marketingbrochures,softwarespecifications,self-helpbooks,pressreleases,afive-hundredpagedissertation,andlotsoferoticaanderoticromance – nearlyonehundredtitles,andcounting,innearlyeverysub-genre—paranormal,scifi,ménage,BDSM,GLBT,andmore.Regardlessofthegenre,everyoneofherstoriesillustrateshermotto:Imaginationistheultimateaphrodisiac.
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Karen:Let's welcome Pamela K. Kinney. She's here today to talk about her new release, How the Vortex Changed My Life.
Pamela: Hello, and welcome to the second stop of my #ThereisnoeyedropsinHell Blog Tour for my new release, an urban fantasy novel, How the Vortex Changed My Life. The setting for the book is Richmond and Chesterfield, both very real areas. Writing it, I had to not only know the street names, but what the places looked like inside, but actually go there to check them out. Thank goodness, Richmond is about twenty minutes away from where I live, and as for part of Chesterfield used in the book, I will say it is the area I live.
Most of Richmond is set downtown, though the characters do travel down Broad Street heading west, passing the Science Museum of Virginia and the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, stopping to stay in an actual bed and breakfast, even though I don’t use the business’s name. When in Richmond, I do suggest visiting the two museums. One of my bet readers works in one of them. Can you guess which one?
Science Museum of Virgnia
Virginia Museum of Fine Art
Many books are inside the Richmond Main Library downtown, but do any of them boast they have the library mentioned in their story? My book can brag that it does.
Richmond Main Library
Cat runs up these steps, trying to escape the demonic creature in hot pursuit of Larry, Connor, and her. The librarians used in it, I don’t give them names and aren’t based off actual librarians who work the building, but are made up people that come from my imagination.
World of Mirth and Chop Suey Books are an actual indie toy store and indie bookstore in the Carytown shopping district of Richmond. In fact, I will be doing a reading and signing at Chop Suey Books this Friday, October 13th, in the evening. I am going to make sure to read an excerpt where their bookstore is mentioned. Funny thing, right now I’m writing a supernatural horror novel, where two of my characters run into each other in Carytown. Any interesting shopping district, I think it make a great location for stories set there. Chop Suey is across the street from the second run Byrd Theater, which is haunted and mentioned in both of my nonfiction ghost books, Haunted Richmond and Haunted Richmond II.
World of Mirth
Chop Suey Books
Not mentioned in the downtown scenes, yet, Cat and Larry had to pass the building when they got off I-95, running from demons, is the original Richmond City hall, which has indications it is haunted, plus a legend connected to it. It is the cover for my book, Haunted Richmond II, too. I’m thinking it might make into the next book in the Vortex Paranormal Research and Investigations series. It has great Gothic architecture. The city should have kept it. Just my two cents.
Old Richmond City Hall
Isn’t it super?
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Cat Viggolone just can’t get a break. She'd gotten married, but that ended when the husband left her for his younger secretary. She'd wanted children. That flew out the window along with the cheating husband. There’s the career, but working a window at the Virginia DMV can’t really be classified as a great career choice. At thirty-three, her life had become positively dull.
Then the vortex opened. Sucked up into a corridor just outside of Hell, she meets Connor, a werewolf, and Larry, a demon that looks like a blue-eyed eyeball. They escape back to earth, only to find that the vortex has opened up in downtown Richmond. The town is going to hell, literally. Besides a grayness seeping out and turning all living things into zombies, monsters and demons are invading Cat’s world.
Will Cat and her new friends (including an angel named George) be able to stop the vortex before it claims the entire planet? Cat’s life is definitely no longer humdrum and ordinary.
* * *
Excerpt from How the Vortex Changed My Life:
Connor and I arrived at some stone steps. We clattered up them and into the Richmond Public Library. After we stepped into the foyer and passed the circulation desk we looked around, unsure of where to go. I saw a room to the left of us, pointed at it, and we slipped inside. Rows and rows of books in shelves lined the area like soldiers marching behind each other. A portly man in khaki pants, white shirt, and a blue, flowered tie sat behind a desk. He looked up and smiled. "Can I be of assistance?" His smile faltered as he stared past me. He's seen Larry. This won't be good. He stood, his forehead wrinkling. "That's pretty life like. What is it? A balloon? I can't see any string attached to it." Deciding not to beat around the bush, I blurted, "He's not a balloon. He's an eyeball—actually, he's a demon." The man said, "Are you trying to say that whatever it is, is alive?" "Kinda. I guess demons are sort of alive." The librarian walked over to us and poked at Larry. Larry didn't like it and started that weird bleating noise he could make and bumped against the man. He bumped him so hard, he almost knocked the librarian over. The man managed to stay on his feet, and took a couple of steps back as he wiped the finger on his pants as if Larry had given him cooties. Connor grabbed the librarian by the same finger and squeezed hard.
The man cried out. Connor let go. "Larry doesn't like people poking at him." He glared.
"It's rude. Besides, how would you like it if I poked at you?" Connor proceeded to do just that. The librarian stumbled back. "Okay, okay. But what is that thing? The lady called it a demon, but demons aren't real. Right?" Connor snorted. "That thing is a demon like the lady said and if it wasn't for him, I'd been dead within hours after I got trapped in Hell." Larry bumped against Connor and made another noise I never heard before, like a cat's purr. "I find Larry is a lot more 'human' than you humans are." "Well, you look as human as the rest of us," said the librarian with a snotty attitude, "and that eye beastie definitely doesn't." He narrowed his eyes. "This library is for humans only. I mean, non-human things can't get a library card issued to them." He saw Connor give him a glowering look and inched away. "Well, I'm pretty sure that's the rules." I spoke up. "We're not here to borrow a book." I snuck a look at the front entrance. "We needed a place to hide in. You see, a monster is after us. A very big monster. And there are others outside like it and Larry here. A vortex opened not far from here and downtown Richmond is turning gray and I don't mean Confederate gray either. Richmond's new address is now a part of the Hell dimension. The whole world is doomed. And I don't think it really matters whether Larry can be issued a library card, or what species can use this library." The librarian's mouth opened and shut in shock, his eyes bulging and looking like tennis balls. He sputtered, "You're nuts." He cut a glance at Larry who hovered closer to him. "I think you guys are pulling something on me. That thing has got to be fake."
I grabbed him by his ugly tie. "Look, Hell is taking over Richmond, and soon, Virginia, not long after, the U.S., and from there, maybe the world. So, get over it. Larry is not fake. He's a demon, plain and simple, but maybe you can't comprehend it. I know I couldn't at first. That means no more people checking out books, no more Christmas, cute fluffy kittens, no more anything good and right for humankind. Just demons, Hell, and the end of life as we know it."
The librarian ripped his tie out of my hand and looked at me like I'd sprouted horns and a pitchfork myself. I must have been tougher on him than I thought.
A growl reached my ears, along with an awful miasma slamming up my nostrils. I reeled around. With an African American lady librarian clasped in one clawed paw and a patron speared by the claws of the other, the monster that had been chasing us stood by the circulation desk. The patron kept screaming while the librarian hung unconscious and limp like a wet noodle.
I watched with horror as the monster snarled and slurped the patron's head into its mouth, effectively cutting off the screaming. The librarian with us took off, yelling something about monsters not being in his job description.
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Derek Hayes and his family are preternatural hunters. Stake and dust is their motto, but Derek has a difficult time accepting his sworn duty when Sloane McBride, his ex-girlfriend from high school, is the one he's been sent to eliminate. Once infected from a Nosferatu bite, there is no turning back. Sloane has been bitten and she will eventually change.
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