#SatSpanks, #8Sunday, from Warrior: how to hide a body…

Warrior is out! It released on Tuesday, and is now available!

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Now on with Saturday Spankings and Weekend Writing Warriors, two weekend blog hops in which authors present an eight sentence excerpt. Here’s mine, from Warrior:

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000040_00014]Anika sank to her knees and vomited.

When the retching ceased, she rose and tested her limb. Her injured arm, though sore, had regained function. Her cheekbone, however, throbbed with greater intensity. Anika fingered her face. Nothing broken. But she would have colorful bruises to explain.

But her biggest problem was how to dispose of Icor’s body.

 

 

Warrior Blurb

A female fighting for freedom.  A male armed with determination. Can they save their people?

As a despotic Qalin marches through Parseon intent on conquering every province, Commander Marlix pledges his sister to another Alpha to protect her. Desperate to decide her own fate, Anika flees and finds refuge with the guerilla resistance movement against Qalin. Marlix’s aide Urazi hunts her down to bring her home to fulfill her duty. But when love blossoms between them, and provinces fall to Qalin, Anika and Urazi realize home has ceased to exist, and they are all that stand between the people of Parseon and the end of the world.

Warrior, third in the Breeder series, can be read as a stand-alone.

Check out the awesome authors on the blog hops. Weekend Writing Warriors features authors from all genres. It goes live on Sunday and can be accessed by clicking on the logo:

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Saturday Spankings features authors who write spanking fiction. It is usually limited to eight sentences, but this week it is running concurrent with a Spank or Treat promotion, and you may find much longer posts (i.e. Halloween spanking stories):

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Some early reviews of Warrior (Breeder 3) and more!

Warrior (Breeder 3), released on Tuesday, already has received a couple of great reviews from book bloggers:

“I only found out at the end that there were others before this one, which speaks clearly of this being a stand alone novel…The story has some very hot scenes that are not meant for younger readers but they are tastefully written. I enjoyed my trip to her world and will be returning soon!! Definitely a five fang book.” – Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock
 
 “I enjoyed this well written and attention grabbing science fiction tale filled with romance, action, adventure and little discipline… This is a wonderful story that had me on the edge of my seat until the end.” – Booklover Sue
 
“Warrior is a well-written story with a great plot and well-developed characters.” – Mixed Book Bag.

AMAZON  ♥ Amazon UK ♥ Amazon CA ♥ Amazon AU

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Now on Amazon!

Now on Amazon!

Warrior Blurb

A female fighting for freedom.  A male armed with determination. Can they save their people?

As a despotic Qalin marches through Parseon intent on conquering every province, Commander Marlix pledges his sister to another Alpha to protect her. Desperate to decide her own fate, Anika flees and finds refuge with the guerilla resistance movement against Qalin. Marlix’s aide Urazi hunts her down to bring her home to fulfill her duty. But when love blossoms between them, and provinces fall to Qalin, Anika and Urazi realize home has ceased to exist, and they are all that stand between the people of Parseon and the end of the world.

CB_Terran_coverlgTerran (Breeder 2) also received a “five heart” review:

“I loved this book! Tara is such a feisty character despite the planet she decided to settle on. With her bright pink hair and attitude a mile wide, she makes you smile right away. This is also the second book in the Breeders series, but I completely enjoyed it and it just made me want to read the first book in the series, because the world is really interesting and I can’t wait to read more.”The Romance Studio

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For authors: a new way to do character interviews…

Ideas and creativity in businessIf you’re like me, when you interview a character from a work of fiction, you ask leading questions that will unveil the story, reveal something interesting about the character, show the conflict, etc., etc. etc. You fashion the questions from the story itself.

But here’s another way: forget the story. Interview your character as if he/she were a real person and not in your book at all. Ask him/her some of the questions that you the author have been asked in interviews.

Darkest Cravings, a book blog, sent me questions for a character interview for the release of Warrior, a futuristic sci-fi romance. Anika, the heroine, was asked about her favorite hero in fiction, her fashion sense, her most treasured possession, her motto. Anika lives in the future on another planet. She doesn’t read fiction! You would think those types of questions would have no bearing on a science fiction romance, but the results were amazing.

The story got told in a unique, fresh, and organic way without any leading. You can see the results here (click on the link, then scroll down just a tad):

Darkest Cravings character interview

I would love to know what you thought of it. Check out the interview, and please come back and tell me.

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000040_00014]Warrior Blurb 

A female fighting for freedom.  A male armed with determination. Can they save their people?

As a despotic Qalin marches through Parseon intent on conquering every province, Commander Marlix pledges his sister to another Alpha to protect her. Desperate to decide her own fate, Anika flees and finds refuge with the guerilla resistance movement against Qalin. Marlix’s aide Urazi hunts her down to bring her home to fulfill her duty. But when love blossoms between them, and provinces fall to Qalin, Anika and Urazi realize home has ceased to exist, and they are all that stand between the people of Parseon and the end of the world.

Enter to win a $75 Amazon gift card and $25 in chocolate! Details on my Warrior Release Day blog.

 Buy Warrior 

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The Warrior Spotlight Tour continues – Warrior excerpts:

Kate Richards ♥ Patricia Green ♥ Lucy Felthouse

 

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Warrior (Breeder 3) Release Day!!!

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Release the aliens! Warrior, the third novel in the Breeder sci-fi romance trilogy, has been published!

Buy links:

AMAZON  ♥ Amazon UK ♥ Amazon CA ♥ Amazon AU

Barnes & Noble ♥ All Romance Ebooks

If you’re just tuning in now, and don’t know what the book is about, here’s a blurb:

A female fighting for freedom.  A male armed with determination. Can they save their people?

As a despotic Qalin marches through Parseon intent on conquering every province, Commander Marlix pledges his sister to another Alpha to protect her. Desperate to decide her own fate, Anika flees and finds refuge with the guerilla resistance movement against Qalin. Marlix’s aide Urazi hunts her down to bring her home to fulfill her duty. But when love blossoms between them, and provinces fall to Qalin, Anika and Urazi realize home has ceased to exist, and they are all that stand between the people of Parseon and the end of the world.

Warrior, third in the Breeder series, can be read as a stand-alone.

Enter the Chocolate Contest:

Read an excerpt, answer a question and you’ll be entered to win a $25 Russell Stover gift certificate for chocolate (redeemable online or in one of its stores). Be sure to leave your email address so you can be contacted if you win. If you win, you must provide a mailing address because the gift card will be mailed to you. Non-US residents will receive an Amazon gift card instead.

The question is: of all the things Anika takes with her on her journey, which item do you think is the most important?

Warrior Excerpt Here

(My bad! After you read the excerpt, please post your answer in the comments on this blog, not the except page — I realize I’d forgotten to mention that! If you posted on the excerpt page, that’s okay, you’re still entered).

Warrior Reader Contest

Read Warrior, post a review on Amazon by Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 and you’ll be entered to win a $75 Amazon gift card.

  • You must email me a link to the Amazon review to quality. Put WARRIOR READER CONTEST in the subject line, and email it to carabristol50 (at) yahoo (dot) com.
  • You can gain additional entries by also posting your review on Barnes & Noble, ARe, and Goodreads and emailing me the link. But remember, Amazon is the qualifier.

The winners from both contests will be announced Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014.

Warrior Release Day Blitz Tour!

My awesome authors friends are hosting me on their blogs, and Bewitching Book Tours set up a blitz too. On the Spotlight tours, you can read different excerpts from Warrior.

Author spotlights today are:

Katherine Deane ♥ Trent Evans ♥ Felicity Nichols

Wednesday updates! I’m visiting these blogs today:

Seven Sexy Scribes ♥ Renee Rose ♥ Natasha Knight 

Bewitching Book Tours Events

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Author interviews (of me)

Eclipse Reviews ♥ Pembroke Sinclair ♥

An AWESOME character interview of Anika!

Darkest Cravings

Book Reviews of Warrior

Jo Jones ♥ Booklover Sue ♥

 Paranormal Romance and Authors that Rock

More Spotlights

My Tangled Skeins Book Reviews ♥ Sapphyria’s Book Reviews ♥ Angel’s Guilty Pleasures ♥ Fang-Tastic Books ♥ Eargasms ♥ Cassandra M’s Place Lisa’s World of Books ♥  Book Bliss D’ebook Sharing Book Review Roxanne’s Realm ♥ Creatively Green Mom at Home

Remember: To enter the $25 Chocolate Contest, read the Warrior excerpt and answer the question, of all the things Anika takes with her on her journey, which you do think is most important? Remember to leave your email.

To enter the Warrior Reader Contest for a chance to win a $75 Amazon gift card, post a review on Amazon by Nov. 4, and email me a link.

Thank you, everybody! All comments, tweets and Facebook shares are greatly appreciated (share buttons listed below).

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Coming Tuesday, Oct. 21: Warrior (Breeder 3)!

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Tomorrow is the day, peeps. Warrior will release and will be available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and ARe. Although this book concludes the Breeder trilogy, like the others (Breeder and Terran), it can be read as a stand-alone.

Warrior on AMAZON ♥ Barnes & Noble ♥ All Romance

Amazon UKAmazon AUAmazon CA 

On release day, I’ll offer two prize drawings:

Details to both contests here.

Warrior Blurb

A female fighting for freedom.  A male armed with determination. Can they save their people?

As a despotic Qalin marches through Parseon intent on conquering every province, Commander Marlix pledges his sister to another Alpha to protect her. Desperate to decide her own fate, Anika flees and finds refuge with the guerilla resistance movement against Qalin. Marlix’s aide Urazi hunts her down to bring her home to fulfill her duty. But when love blossoms between them, and provinces fall to Qalin, Anika and Urazi realize home has ceased to exist, and they are all that stand between the people of Parseon and the end of the world.

Yes, it has spanking in it!

You can help!

As you may know, the first two books of the Breeder series were published by Loose Id. However, I self-published Warrior, and it is my first BIG indie venture (I re-released Unexpected Consequences last month, but other than the cover, everything was pretty much done.).

Here’s how you can help make Warrior a success:

  1. If you intend to buy Warrior, please buy it on release day or sooner thereafter. Early sales help rankings, which boosts visibility.
  2. Consider writing a review. It doesn’t have to be long.
  3. If you see a post from me on Facebook about Warrior, please share it. Your posts are great too!
  4. Remember, you can also share any blog post by clicking on the share buttons below.

Thank you for all your support!

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#Saturday Spankings, #8Sunday: From Warrior…Danger hurtles toward her

Warrior coming Oct. 21!

Warrior coming Oct. 21!

If it’s Saturday, it’s three more days until the release of Warrior, the third book of the Breeder sci-fi romance trilogy. If it’s Sunday, then TWO days! Warrior will release on Tuesday, Oct. 21. I’ll have two prize drawings: one for $25 in chocolate, one for a $75 Amazon gift card. Get the contest details here. But on with the show…

Welcome to Saturday Spankings and Weekend Writing Warriors, two weekly blog hops in which authors present an eight-sentence excerpt from a work. Of course, I’m presenting a snippet from Warrior.

A quick update: Anika, our heroine, is on the run from arranged breeding.

A temblor shook the ground, and Anika whipped around to spy several large conveyances hurtling toward her. She stepped off the road to allow the caravan to pass, but the driver of the head vehicle emitted a piercing whistle and halted the convoy abreast of her. Two males—an alpha and a beta—drove each vehicle, except for the third, which was attended by a single beta. However, the cargo enclosed in portable cells drew her attention and evoked a frantic beat of fear. At least two dozen females, she estimated. About eight per conveyance.

Had her disguise failed? Had the convoy halted so she could be tossed into the cages with the others?

Wouldn’t you love to know what her “disguise” is?

Warrior blurb:

A female fighting for freedom.  A male armed with determination. Can they save their people?

As a despotic Qalin marches through Parseon intent on conquering every province, Commander Marlix pledges his sister to another Alpha to protect her. Desperate to decide her own fate, Anika flees and finds refuge with the guerilla resistance movement against Qalin. Marlix’s aide Urazi hunts her down to bring her home to fulfill her duty. But when love blossoms between them, and provinces fall to Qalin, Anika and Urazi realize home has ceased to exist, and they are all that stand between the people of Parseon and the end of the world.

Warrior, third in the Breeder series, can be read as a stand-alone.

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Recommended Reads for October: from historical to sci-fi

My September reading list almost hit all the subgenres of spanking romance: historical, contemporary, and sci-fi. No aliens or cowboys though. Maybe next time.  But, if you’re looking for a good book this month, you can’t go wrong with any of these:

In the Palace of Lazar (sci-fi/fantasy spanking romance) by Alta Hensley – After the apocalypse, what’s a girl to do, but join a harem ruled by a family of brothers?

Corrected by the Colonel (historical spanking romance) by Celeste Jones – When you mistake a military man for a footman, your plans to marry up are bound to go downhill.

Last Dance for Cadence (Corbin’s Bend 8) (spanking romance) by Maren Smith – A  proud disabled woman discovers her submissive side when taken under the wing (and hand) of a sexy doctor.

A Simple Misunderstanding (Corbin’s Bend 7) (BDSM, DD) by Kathryn Blake – Will a victim of domestic abuse be able to live a domestic discipline lifestyle? Kudos to Kathryn Blake for tacking a sensitive subject.

Laying Down the Law (BDSM) by Celeste Jones – After her divorce, a woman returns to law school where she becomes involved with a fellow student, a much younger man. He awakens her to the pleasures of BDSM.

Last Ascension (The Capes 3) (sci-fi) by Rebecca Royce – Not a spanking book! The younger brother of Draco and Ace comes into acceptance of his own superpowers when he assists a young woman in need.

Wanting it All (BDSM) by Livia Grant – When a husband discovers his beloved wife has been cheating on him, he delivers her to The Punishment Pit to be forced into signing divorce papers. Another risk-taking book. Awesome, awesome read.

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Warrior (Breeder 3) coming in 1 week! $100 in release day contests prizes!

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Warrior the third and final Breeder science fiction romance novel will be released on October 21, 2014, available as a ebook on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and All Romance eBooks. Like Breeder (book 2) and Terran (book 2), Warrior can be read as a stand alone.

Many important things happen in Warrior:

  • The women get fed up with male domination, and decide they’re not going to take it anymore
  • Urazi, Marlix’s former beta, reveals his inner alpha
  • The slimy, scaly alien Veronians come back, slimier and badder 
  • Qalin, the most villainous Alpha Commander ever born, returns, more murderous than ever
  • The epilogue of Warrior sets the stage for a Breeder spin-off series.

To celebrate the release, I’ll hold two prize drawings:

  • The Chocolate Contest  - $25 in chocolate
  • Warrior Reader Contest – $75 Amazon gift certificate

Get contest details here ♥

Warrior blurb

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000040_00014]A female fighting for freedom.  A male armed with determination. Can they save their people?

As a despotic Qalin marches through Parseon intent on conquering every province, Commander Marlix pledges his sister to another Alpha to protect her. Desperate to decide her own fate, Anika flees and finds refuge with the guerilla resistance movement against Qalin. Marlix’s aide Urazi hunts her down to bring her home to fulfill her duty. But when love blossoms between them, and provinces fall to Qalin, Anika and Urazi realize home has ceased to exist, and they are all that stand between the people of Parseon and the end of the world.

Warrior, third in the Breeder series, can be read as a stand-alone.

 

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Read Unexpected Consequences, a #spanking romance, for FREE!

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Unexpected Consequences, the first book in the Rod and Cane Society spanking romance series, is now available for FREE with Amazon Prime or Kindle Unlimited! Amazon Prime and Kindle Unlimited allows members to borrow books at no charge from the Kindle library.

Get Unexpected Consequences on Amazon ♥

Unexpected Consequences was originally published by Loose Id in 2011 with a $5.99 cover price. I have re-released it with a $3.99 cover price. So if you’re not a Kindle Unlimited or Amazon Prime member, you can purchase it at a new low cost.

Three other books in the Rod and Cane series are available: False Pretenses (Book 2), Body Politics (Book 3), and Disciplinary Measures (Book 4). Book 5, Reasonable Doubts, is in contract negotiations.

 

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Newlywed Melania Traynor loves life, shoes, and most of all, her husband Jared – a tall, handsome, protective man with a commanding side. He’s a member of the secret Rod and Cane Society, an organization of men who maintain discipline in the home with a loving heart and an open hand. When he tells her he believes in domestic discipline and will spank her if she misbehaves, she enters into their marriage with eyes wide shut confident she’ll never be on the receiving end. But when she disobeys Jared, she discovers that discipline isn’t all talk.

 

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#SaturdaySpankings, #8Sunday: From Warrior…the stakes are high…

Only 10 days until the release of Warrior, the third and final book of the Breeder sci-fi romance series. Warrior releases on Tuesday, Oct. 21. When it debuts, I’ll offer two new release prize drawings: one for $25 in chocolate, another for a $75 Amazon gift card. Details here.

The scene for this week’s snippet: Urazi and Anika have been camped out; she’s on the run from the bad guys. He wakes up in the morning to discover she has fled (again). But just in the nick of time, because moments later, the bad guys arrive…

Warrior coming Oct. 21!

Warrior coming Oct. 21!

Urazi had a heart-stopping moment when the leader removed his crossbow from his shoulder—but it was only to shift it to the other side. Mouth dry, Urazi asked, “What shall I do if run across the female you seek?”

“Apprehend her and bring her to one of Qalin’s outposts. You will be rewarded. A bounty of 150 gilia rests on her head.”

“So much?” He gasped. For a fortune of that size, many would join in pursuit.

“The alpha she killed was one of Alpha Qalin’s subcommanders.”

(Breeder readers might remember that Dak purchased Omra for 50 gilia. Qalin wants her baaaad.)

Warrior blurb

A female fighting for freedom. A male armed with determination. Can they save their people?

As a despotic Qalin marches through Parseon intent on conquering every province, Commander Marlix pledges his sister to another Alpha to protect her. Desperate to decide her own fate, Anika flees and finds refuge with the guerilla resistance movement against Qalin. Marlix’s beta Urazi, a male of lesser status, tracks her intending to bring her home to fulfill her duty. But when love blossoms between them, and provinces fall to Qalin, Anika and Urazi realize home has ceased to exist and they alone are all that stand between the people of Parseon and the end of the world.

Thank you for visiting. Please check out the other authors of the blog hops. 

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