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Out Now – Books by Charlie Richards and Misha Paige

For those of you who may have missed it, Beast of a Time (Hellhound Bound Book 1) by Misha Paige is out now at Rainbow Ninja Press and third party sites (links further down).

Today is also the release day for Tumbling Hair and Bread Crumbs (Twisted Fairy Tales) by Charlie Richards! It’ll be up exclusively at RNP and Payhip (for EU customers) for two weeks at $2.50. Once it hits third party sites the price will go up to $2.99.

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When two fairy tales meet: When a savvy forester searches for his missing sister, he discovers a handsome prince who represents more danger to him than a manipulative witch.

Hansel Lorain has been close with his sister, Gretel, ever since escaping a witch when they were children. When she begins disappearing for hours at a time, he pressures her into telling him where she’s going and why. To Hansel’s surprise, Gretel is visiting a woman trapped in a tower. He leaves his sister to her friendship, but when she doesn’t come home one evening, he fears he made the wrong decision. After all, who had trapped the woman in the first place? Heading to the tower to find Gretel, Hansel instead runs across Jory Marable…and the handsome man’s blade. After a scuffle, Hansel is forced to admit why he’s there, and he learns that Jory is after a witch. Fearing for his sister’s well-being, he agrees to team up with the man. When Hansel discovers the attraction he feels for Jory is mutual, he has a decision to make. Can he enjoy a short partnership with benefits, keep his heart intact, and find his missing sister?

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Everyone’s heard stories or songs about being a beast of burden. Well, it’s quite a burden to be a beast, too.

Kane isn’t like most people: he’s not human, for one thing. What he is, is exceptional.

An event from his past led him to stay on Earth, a planet of people that were often scared and hostile to his kind. Even so, Kane ignored all the hateful things said to him and focused instead on the job he chose to do.

That job is everything to him, and it’s his reason for living. When one man shows up—Al, a new hire who keeps smiling at Kane when he should be looking at him with fear and distaste—Kane is faced with a challenge he never expected. He didn’t think anyone would ever truly want him, and to discover that a very sexy, handsome man does indeed want him, shakes Kane to his core.

Despite Kane’s best attempt’s at keeping distance between them, he finds himself partnered with Al. Kane knows he needs to push Al away, and he tries. Sort of.

Al isn’t scared off like Kane’s former partners, and if he and Kane can survive the fight that’s coming for them, then maybe they’ll have a chance to discover what it means to love.

Note: This story has a HFN ending

Introducing Charlie Day Friday!

That’s right, Friday’s will now be Charlie Day Fridays. Every Friday, there will be a Charlie Richards related post. It could be a new release, short story, one of her previous releases or maybe even which stories are related to the next new release. If you’re anything like me, I like re reading the stories related to the latest to remind myself of the characters I’m going to be seeing again.

So let’s start with… The Priest’s Perspective (A Loving Nip #14) which is scheduled for release on the 18th of August 2017.

Now I’m just going to let you all admire the pretty and not giving you anything else (he he he).

Oh fine, I’ll be a bit nicer. Here is the blurb:

Just a little Love Bite: Getting captured by vampires, a priest learns more about himself than he ever thought possible.

Giles Corsair joined the ranks of the Priests to fight demons. He thought he was destroying the spawn of the devil and stamping out evil. When he ends up captured by the creatures he was told are demons, he’s in for a rude awakening. They’re not demons. They’re vampires. He learns demons are around…except they’re not the spawn of Satan. They claim to have been created by the gods. Giles doesn’t believe a word of it…until he sees a demon in the flesh. To his utter shock, Giles feels an unholy attraction to the beast. It calls itself Thanach and makes advances at him, calling him his amina, his soul, and telling Giles that he is Thanach’s gift from the gods. Confused by his unexpected desires, Giles discovers the greatest battle he fights is within himself. Can he come to grips with the shifts in his reality, or will the battle cost him his sanity?

 

But that’s it! 😉

If you want a refresher on demons and an introduction to the Priests have a look at Vampires, Demons, & Priests, Oh My! and Taming War.

Beany’s Favourite – Gabriel by Kris Norris

The story I was going to originally post this week is going to wait because yesterday I found that one of my favourites had a sequel released! *squeeee*

So this week it’s Gabriel by Kris Norris which is From Grace Book 1. Originally the story was released through ARe so this is a second edition. I really enjoyed it when I got it on release day and I had been hoping for a sequel so when I picked it up yesterday I decided to Google the author just to see and I was happily surprised to see there was a sequel – Michael! And then to hear there’ll be a third story? AHHHHH I’m so happy!!!!

So here is Gabriel and Michael 🙂

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One awkward summoning. One chance at redemption.

Kei can’t believe his last ditch effort at stopping what could very well be the coming apocalypse has failed before it ever started. And all because he messed up one spell.

From the moment the angelic man looks up at him from the within the sigil inscribed on the ground, Kei knows he’s in trouble. Blue eyes, smooth skin, and a body so perfect…it’s Heavenly. Getting involved with someone pure—no matter the physical pull—is nothing short of sinful. He just wished his soul cared enough to stay away.

But becoming lovers is the least of their worries. Darkness looms on the horizon, and if they can’t find a way to stop it before it takes hold, humanity won’t be the only thing that falls from grace.

 

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He’s God’s deadliest weapon. His firstborn son. And still he failed.

Blessed with the ultimate power of Heaven, Michael shouldn’t have needed his brothers to rescue him. A reality that gnaws at his very soul. And to make matters worse, they weren’t the only ones to witness his defeat. But surely fate wouldn’t be so cruel as to introduce him to his intended mate on the day of his greatest failure, would it?

Greyson, Prince of the Fae, knew the instant he met Michael that the archangel was his true soul. And yet, months later, Grey’s still waiting for the man to acknowledge the truth. To quiet the unrelenting need that burns beneath Grey’s flesh. But how can he convince a warrior that love and duty don’t have to be exclusive?

Left with few options, Grey asks Michael to give him one night. No expectations. No promises. Just the two of them. Together. A moment Grey knows will have to last a lifetime—until his life is threatened.

Michael might not be ready to acknowledge Greyson’s his mate, but he’ll be damned if he fails the only man he’ll ever love. He won’t let Greyson down, even if it means his only course of action is a fall from grace.

Out Now – Beast of a Time by Misha Paige

Today is release day for Beast of a Time by Misha Paige!!!

I love this story! It’s the first book in the Hellhound Bound series and I can’t wait to read more about Kane and Al *hint hint Misha*

Although be warned, it has a HFN ending. So come on, pick up your copy and then help me bug Misha for book 2!!!

It’s up exclusively at Rainbow Ninja Press and Payhip for $2.50. Once it hits third party sites next week the price is going up to $2.99 so make sure to grab your copy now 🙂

Everyone’s heard stories or songs about being a beast of burden. Well, it’s quite a burden to be a beast, too.

Kane isn’t like most people: he’s not human, for one thing. What he is, is exceptional.

An event from his past led him to stay on Earth, a planet of people that were often scared and hostile to his kind. Even so, Kane ignored all the hateful things said to him and focused instead on the job he chose to do.

That job is everything to him, and it’s his reason for living. When one man shows up—Al, a new hire who keeps smiling at Kane when he should be looking at him with fear and distaste—Kane is faced with a challenge he never expected. He didn’t think anyone would ever truly want him, and to discover that a very sexy, handsome man does indeed want him, shakes Kane to his core.

Despite Kane’s best attempt’s at keeping distance between them, he finds himself partnered with Al. Kane knows he needs to push Al away, and he tries. Sort of.

Al isn’t scared off like Kane’s former partners, and if he and Kane can survive the fight that’s coming for them, then maybe they’ll have a chance to discover what it means to love.

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Beany’s Favourite – Freckles by Amy Lane

I’ve been doing a lot of reading lately and some stories have been awesome and I’ve loved them and then there’s been some where I’ve barely made it to the end before I deleted them from my iPod.

So I’ve decided that every week I’ll share with you all one of my favourite stories. I’m going to start with Freckles by Amy Lane. The story was released in November 2016 but I’ve only recently found it and I loved it. I read it again today, and every time I read it I love Carter and Sandy more. And little Freckles!

I know it’s supposed to be a standalone but I’m hoping that Amy will take pity on me (and anyone else who loves the story) and give us at least a short story with the characters soon. I want to know what happens with the cases! (I want to see Marc get his ass kicked!) And when Valkyrie and Freckles meet! And Christmas day! And there are a few other characters I’d love to read more about *hint hint*

I thought it was a sweet read and I could tell you all of the parts of the story that I really loved (like “It means you can’t make me.”) but I don’t want to give the story away too much.

So here is the blurb along with the Riptide and Amazon buy links.

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Carter Embree has always hoped to be rescued from his productive, tragically boring, and (slightly) ethically compromised life. But when an urchin at a grocery store shoves a bundle of fluff into his hands, Carter goes from rescuee to rescuer—and he needs a little help.

Sandy Corrigan, the vet tech who helps ease Carter into the world of dog ownership, first assumes that Carter is a crazy-pants client who just needs to relax. But as Sandy gets a glimpse into the funny, kind, sexy man under Carter’s mild-mannered exterior, he sees that with a little care and feeding, Carter might be Super-Pet Owner—and decent boyfriend material to boot.

But Carter needs to see himself as a hero first. As he says good-bye to his pristine house and hello to carpet treatments and dog walkers, he finds that there really is more to himself than a researching drudge without a backbone. A Carter Embree can rate a Sandy Corrigan. He can be supportive, he can be a hero, he can be a man who stands up for his principles!

He can be the owner of a small dog.

Blog story – yay or nay?

I’ve been tossing up with the idea of doing a blog story for a while. 

The positive of doing it is that it’d force me to write. 

The negative is that if PITA decides not to talk to me, what do I do?

And if I do decide to start a blog story, which story do I do? Do I continue my free story The Draw of the First Kiss? Do I start a new series? Or do I do a standalone? There’s a bunch of story ideas floating around in my head so my next issue would be picking just one. 

But should I start a blog story?

As readers, do you prefer getting a chapter a week or would you rather wait for the story to be released? 

Is it too much?

Okay so I get a bunch of emails for new releases from various publishers (including one I don’t buy from anymore, but I like to see if there’s anything interesting that they’re publishing). Anyway, I got one of my regular emails and a story caught my eye. Now the publisher is one I may buy from, but the story really has to sound good or be an auto buy author in order for me to spend the money, and sometimes even then it’s not a guarantee. 

Why?

Because generally the covers don’t catch my eye and (from experience) the editing hasn’t been that great. It’s the reason why if I do buy a book from them, I tend to skim read it (although I have caught mistakes even when doing that but that’s why I rarely buy from them). 

Anyway, this story caught my attention. The cover was okay, the author is one I like, the blurb sounded interesting, but the price? It seems too much from my point of view. 

The story is around 20k but the price is $4.99.

Is it just me or does anyone else think that’s quite high? Or $5.99 for 35k? 

Putting on my publisher hat for a second, yes, I would charge that. However, I set up the costs to be along the lines of the word count so I’d only charge $4.99 for stories over 45k and $5.99 for stories over 55k. 

Now, I’m happy to pay $3.99 for a story that’s around 25k when the publisher allows you to earn store credit or they have a Buy X and get 1 Free thing going on the website because eventually the average cost of the books would be less than what you paid for the individual books. Plus the authors make more by you buying directly from the publisher. 

But $5 for a story that’s around 20k? It just seems like a lot. I’m glad it means the authors will make more, but I can’t help but wonder if they’d sell more if it was cheaper? Now I know that most publishers don’t allow authors to have any say over the costs of their books (so I’m not directing this at the authors) and that everyone wants to make money but I can’t help but wonder if they’re losing readers because the costs are so high? Add in VAT for EU readers and it becomes higher. 

I can’t help but wonder how many readers would go elsewhere and get two (or more) different books that could end up being longer for the cost of that one. Sure the stories might not be as good but then again they might be better. 

If you had a limited book buying budget, say $10, would you look at another publisher and get three or more books? Or would you get one (because both would be over budget) of the books I mentioned above?

It’s been a while…

It’s been a while since I last posted on my blog but I’m determined to start being more active!!!

I’ve been off sick for ages and it’s given me time to think and do a lot of reading, well, skim reading to be honest. I’ll read the majority of the story but then I’ll get to a point where my brain starts to get distracted and at that point I start skimming. But it wasn’t all of the stories, but the majority. It had nothing to do with the stories, I think my brain just wanted to get to the happy ending faster.

Although it was mainly the sex scenes that I tended to skim.

I think it was just that I got to the point where I read so many books that the sex was just… not boring, but very repetitive after a while.

But I did make a dent in my TBR (to-be-read) pile! Although I did add more books TO my TBR pile so it wasn’t as big of a dent. I did notice that a lot of my TBR pile was from a certain publisher-who-shall-not-be-named and I deleted some books for that reason alone.

Although I did find there were quite a few Mary Calmes books I didn’t have! (oh the horror!!!). Those I read properly and enjoyed and wished there were more. I’m not normally a contemporary fan, only because I love shifters, vampires, and magic. But I love all of Mary’s books, and I’ve even reread some of them and skipped to my favourite parts 🙂

I haven’t written anything in a few weeks, but the sequel to Pib’s Dragon is almost done. I think about 6-8k and it’ll be done, now I just need to sit down and write which I’m hoping will be in a week or two, once my head is a little less fuzzy (being sick sucks!!!).

Although I have had quite a few plot bunnies attack me while I haven’t been able to run away from them… yikes!

Anyway, that’s all for me. My head is becoming fuzzy again so I’m going to go watch Australian Ninja Warrior and just veg.

Autism Awareness Blog Hop

Hi everyone,

So as you can guess from the banner, this year the theme for Rj’s Annual Autism Awareness blog hop is Animals.

I was thinking about what to write and I started thinking about all of the animals we’ve had in our family over the years. Currently we have the terror, aka our dog, but we’ve had a some usual and unusual animals in the past. Cat, Dog, Bird, Fish (caught and goldfish), Horse, Hedgehog, Blue-tongue Lizard, Monkey, Turtle…I think that’s it although I feel like I’m missing one…

I don’t know that I could live without at least one animal in the house, preferably a dog. To me, it’s a sad sort of quiet in the house when they’re not there. You come home and the happiness from your furbaby to see you is just so uplifting! They support you and love you unconditionally.

Which leads me to my fact: While autism is incurable, the right support at the right time can make an enormous difference to people’s lives.

I don’t think that support is limited to other human beings, animals can provide a different type of support that can been just as important.

I was doing a bit of reading and I came across this: “Children with autism may especially benefit from interacting with dogs, which can provide unconditional, nonjudgmental love and companionship.”

It’s not just dogs, there are many animals out there than can provide support, it’s just about finding the right fit for each individual.

 

There are lots of authors taking part in this autism awareness month so there’ll be lots of posts, lots and facts and a bunch of prizes (including from me). I’ve decided to have a little giveaway. I’ll put the names of anyone who comments on this post into random.org and the winner will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card.

 

Let’s talk to RJ Jones!

Hello everyone, it’s that time again! What time you ask? Why, it’s time for food, drinks, and a chat with the wonderful RJ Jones!

Beany: Welcome back, RJ!

Since it’s hot, let’s start with some chilled cider. I suppose you can have wine if you want…
*places non-melty snacks down to munch on*

RJ: You can keep the cider. I’ll have the wine. Cheers.

Beany: So we’re celebrating the release of As the Sun Sets, book 3 in the Love for the Seasons series. What can you tell us about the story?

RJ: Scott was a paediatric oncologist but he burned out watching kids die. He ruined his relationship and almost his career. When an opportunity comes up to move to the coast and back into general medicine, he sees it as a lifeline. He’s alone, celibate, and hoping the seaside will give him his life back. But of course, it’s never that easy. Scott meets Ben, a red-headed nurse who has a lovely dog called Happy. Scott falls in love with Happy—and when you meet Happy, you’ll see why—and eventually Scott gives in to long-supressed lust and desire for Ben. To find out what happens and how Ben helps Scott over one of the biggest hurdles in his life, you’ll have to read the story 🙂

Beany: Now, I know you weren’t planning on writing Scott’s story, in fact I laughed when you told me you were writing it *remembers that moment fondly* Are you happy now that you wrote it?

RJ: Completely! When I realised Scott actually wasn’t the arsehole he was portrayed to be in the first book, I kinda fell in love with him a little. He’s got a past that messes with his mind. I think I have a thing for redeeming badboys.

Beany: With the series being titled Love for the Seasons, does that mean there will only be one more story left in the series?

RJ: Umm… it would be kinda silly if I only did three seasons so there will be a fourth.

Beany: Have you started working on the next book yet?

RJ: No. To be completely honest, I have no idea what’s going to happen. I know who one of the characters are, but not who his love interest is. I have no plot at this stage, but as with Scott’s story, it only takes one person to whisper what they want.

Beany: What else have you got in the pipeline for this year? Anything you can tell us about?

RJ:  I have written an Aussie story set in Uluru with a British backpacker and an Australian tour guide. It’s such a unique setting and I hope everyone enjoys my version of Australia. I’m excited for this one but it won’t be out till later in the year. I’m not giving anything else away 😛

Beany: I think that’s all the questions I have…for now *winks* Thanks for stopping by J

RJ: It’s been a pleasure, Beans, as always.

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Blurb:

A sea change could be just what the doctor ordered.

Doctor Scott Penney used to be a Paediatric Oncologist—until he burned out. Watching children suffer and die took its toll on his mental health. To cope, he used anonymous sex as an emotional crutch, thinking it was better than hitting the bottle. But that inevitably destroyed his relationship with the man he loved.

With his tail between his legs and a year’s worth of celibacy under his belt, Scott accepts a position as an Accident and Emergency consultant, leaving his career in oncology and London behind.

Ben Jenkins is a paediatric nurse who loves his seaside city, his job, and his faithful old Labrador, Happy. When he meets the new doctor, Ben falls for Scott’s kind-yet-reserved personality—not to mention his good looks. Scott is great with the children who come through the hospital, but Ben senses there’s more to Scott than meets the eye.

Scott tries to resist Ben’s sunny charm—Scott’s not boyfriend material, after all—but it’s impossible not to fall in love with the sad looking old dog and his charming owner. As Scott and Ben get closer and the weather heats up, tragedy strikes and Ben is left wondering how much of Scott’s history he actually knows.

For them to move forward, Ben must show Scott that no matter what happened in the past, a beautiful day can always start after the sun sets.

 

**This can be read as a standalone**

About the Author

RJ started as a reader and eventually made the progression to reviewing. It wasn’t until two men popped into her thoughts, insisting on telling her their story that she started to write. It started with one scene. A hot and dirty one in the shower.

RJ’s initial thought was if she could write their scene then they’d shut up and allow her to concentrate on other aspects of the day. That shower scene was 3000 words long and three hours of work.  But they didn’t shut up.  They told her their entire story and she didn’t sleep for days. Sometimes she couldn’t keep up with what they were telling her and she had to keep a notebook by the bed.

Whilst RJ was writing their story a side character decided he needed his story told too. Then other characters followed suit.

You see the problem? If RJ ever wants to sleep again then she needs to write.
RJ is a wife and a mother to two boys. Even her dog is a boy.
She is surrounded by males.

RJ writes emotionally charged, character driven romances. Her guys will always get their HEA, but it will never be easy.

Where to find me

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/robyn.j.jones.1711
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Website – http://rjjonesauthor.com
Email – rjjonesauthor@gmail.com
Amazon page – http://www.amazon.com/R.-J.-Jones

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