Friday, February 28, 2014

Writing Process Blog Hop with Tyler Robbins and More

Welcome friends!!
Today's post is actually a part of a really fun blog hop.
I’ve been tagged by the lovely Nikka Michaels to talk about my writing process, and what’s coming up for me in the future.
There are more authors to visit from Nikka’s post, so by all means, check them out, too.
Today’s hop is all about authors offering others a glimpse into their writing process, their work schedules, and perhaps some insight as to what makes an author tick. 
For me, it’s the romance and love’s first kiss. You know, that spark of electricity that shoots through your entire body like a lightning bolt, and you can’t help but crave more? 
Every time new characters fall in love, that tingly feeling dances down my spine, and I find myself wanting more, too.
Yup … that’s why I do it!!
I had fun answering these questions. Hope you enjoy what I have to say.

Q. What am I working on?
Currently, I am working on my very first ménage with a female character in a love triangle with two hot men… one vampire, one not! This story has a little bit of everything…M/M M/M/F, kink, a little bondage and domination, copious amounts of seduction, and a whole lot of lovin’! 
(I made this cover as one of the many ways I try to inspire my muse. I like to see the idea of my characters in my head come to life)

Q. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
My stories tend to focus on M/M relationships, some are coming out, some are self-realizations, but all are based on love and respect for two consenting adults facing adversity, and all that goes along with relationships in contemporary settings. Whether shifters, vampires, or soldiers returning from war, they all have my own personal brand of underlying sweetness that I’ve become known for.

Q. Why do I write what I do?
Everyone has a story to tell, mine happen to come from a perspective of someone who gets the whole picture where love and equality are concerned. If one of my stories touches a reader on a personal level and makes their day brighter, then my job is done. At the end of the day, love is love, and there’s nothing unnatural about that at all… unless you’re a fish. I don’t think fish really give a damn.

Q. How does your writing process work?
WHEN my writing process “works”, I become so enthralled I don’t stop for anything. My bladder can attest to that.
If I’m really in the zone, I can push out 5,000 words in one sitting. If I’m lucky to be in “that” particular zone, then I go with it for as long as it lasts, and let the story tell itself. Those are the days I feel most accomplished and wish the outside world would stay away… but, as a mother, I have to find a balance, and that’s probably the most challenging aspect of writing.
I might work from home, but I’m still working, so I have to take the time to pay attention to one of the reasons I write professionally in the first place … my kids.

Q. Who will we meet next?
There’s a chance you’ll be meeting two southern country singers named Zane Alexander and Finn Presswood. Zane’s the lead singer of a country and western band called Triple Creek, who’s so far in the closet he can’t find his way out. Finn’s the new guitarist who holds the key and knows exactly how to use it. I’m hopeful that Broken Neon will be finished soon.
I’ve had to walk away from finishing Broken Neon to rejuvenate my writing juices. The ménage I’d mentioned before seems to be doing the trick. Those characters are Honor James, Greyson Beck and Julien Call, and the title is, as of now, Honor’s Beck and Call!!!

My latest release is Killlian's Claim and is book @3 in my new Call of the wolf series. 
Six years ago, Quinn Kelly barely escaped the brutal murder of his parents. Now the lone-wolf is searching for a place to belong. Well aware of his proclivity for men, his nomadic life hasn’t allowed him to find anyone to call his own, until now.
Wolf-shifter and future alpha of his own pack, Killian Masters wants nothing more than his father’s approval. After meeting Quinn, he’s more determined than ever to make his father see who he is and how deeply he loves.
Captivated by their growing passion, the young lovers have a rude awakening when the vengeful alpha who murdered Quinn’s parents, finds him, and vows to destroy anyone who gets in his way.
Some say the battle between good and evil is determined by which power is fed the most, but in nature, no power compares to that of an alpha’s claim.

Hope you enjoyed your visit. Please be sure to hop on over and visit Nikka Michael’s blog and get to know her a little better, too!!

Here are a few of Nikka’s friends who are also joining in the hop. You should check them out too, and HAVE FUN!!

Nikka’s lovely co-author of Chasing Matt and the forthcoming In the Raw and In the WeedsEileen Griffin is also a double threat who has written M/F, but prefers to write M/M romance.  You can find her story, Claiming Ayden in Evernight Publishing’s Alpha’s Claim: Manlove Edition, and will share her post on Monday, March 10.

Monday, February 24, 2014

New Release: Room Service By Nikka Michaels #MM #LGBT

 Welcome and Happy Monday!!
Today’s guest is Nikka Michaels, and she’s brought along a snippet from her new release, Room Service.
I’m gonna turn the show over to her now and let Nikka do her thang!!!

Nikka, take it away…

What is Cobblestone Press’ Blue Line?

The Blue short story line is erotica. For us, erotica is about the fulfillment of a sexual fantasy.  These stories are sexy, very graphic, and are by no means a “traditional romance”.

When Dr. Seth Coleman catches the gaze of handsome conference speaker, Carson Randall, he’s intrigued.  After the speech, Carson introduces himself and hands him his business card then leaves. Seth discovers the card holds more than Carson Randall’s information; on it Carson has written his room number.
For as long as Seth can remember, he has focused his attention on being a doctor. But now he has the chance to focus on his own needs. Will Seth take the safe route and socialize with his co-workers at the conference or will he accept the handsome speaker’s invitation?


My sharp knock on the hotel door went unanswered, and indecision began to creep in.
My thoughts cut off sharply as the door’s lock clicked. When the hotel door opened, Carson stood in the doorway, his jacket discarded and white dress shirt rolled up his forearms.
“Find what you’re looking for?”
I simply nodded and stepped inside. The door closed behind me with a soft click as I looked around his hotel room. Bigger than mine, it had a single king-sized bed, the blankets pulled back. Tossed across the bed was his jacket and tie.
Within the next breath, I felt my cheek pressed against the cool metal of the door as he pinned my arms behind my back. His breath against my neck sent a shiver through me.
“Is this what you want?”
I moaned.
I wanted him to use me. Consume me. Fuck me. Ruin me.
His hands tightened on my arms, the faint suggestion of pain making my half-hard cock spring to attention.
“I said is this what you want?”
“Yes.” My voice was embarrassingly breathless, and he’d only just touched me.
His lips against my neck made me shudder when he nipped me with his teeth.
“Yes, sir.”


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If you’re hungry for more of Seth and Carson, stay tuned as the sequel to Room Service called Lip Service is coming soon from Cobblestone Press.


Nikka Michaels lives in the often rainy Pacific Northwest where she spends her time cooking, laughing and crafting romantic tales to satisfy her craving for HEAs with heat. A voracious reader, novice knitter and music lover she’s been known to multitask without breaking a sweat. She loves to read and write M/M romance but believes everyone deserves a love story. She currently has four releases out, Chasing Matt, a M/M novella co-authored with Eileen Griffin, Christmas with Caden, a M/F romance novella from Cobblestone Press, “Waking up Wolf”, a M/M shifter romance in Evernight Publishing’s Alpha’s Claim: Manlove Edition anthology, and Room Service the M/M BDSM short story from Cobblestone Press’ Blue line. Lip Service, the sequel to Room Service is forthcoming from Cobblestone Press. Nikka is currently at work with her co-author on two M/M foodie romance novels, set to be released summer and fall 2014 from Carina Press.




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Friday, February 14, 2014

Today's Feature: Trickster by Nicola Cameron

Whether you’ve got a hot date with your honey, or your chillin’ like a villain with friends, today’s guest has just the thing to satisfy your sweet tooth for something yummy after the celebrating is through… or instead of, where boring folks like me are concerned.
Let’s get down to business and let Nicola Cameron tell you all about her new release, Trickster…

Thanks for letting me come on your blog today! Trickster is my first M/M shifter story, and was originally intended to be a short story submission for Evernight’s Alpha’s Claim: Manlove Edition anthology. Unfortunately, I wound up having the plague for most of November, and thanks to the various medications I was on the story just wouldn’t gel properly in my head. After three failed attempts I gave up and stuck all three versions in the “maybe someday” file.
Fast forward to January. As I worked on another project, I decided to take a break and flip through my “maybe someday” file as a palate cleanser. When I found the most advanced version of my Alpha shifter story, I thought, “Hmm, this really is kind of a cool concept. If I expand it I can submit it as an ROTG story. I’ll just add a little more on, then go back to my original project.”
Ha. The next thing I knew, it was four days later, my sleep cycle was completely flipped, I was knee deep in corporate espionage and the complications of M/M human/shifter mating when neither of them are gay, and I’d gone straight past ROTG length and was closing in on 20K. Plus my shifter was no longer an Alpha (which actually worked better, considering one of the other characters really needed to be the Alpha), and I came up with a novel way to send Morse code in an office environment. The result is Trickster, and I have to say that I am very, very pleased with the way it all turned out. (And yes, the plot may have been influenced by my career in various tech companies. Oh, the stories I could tell you...).

Delaney Smith, coyote shifter and Trickster Technologies executive, thinks humans are bland, boring, and undateable. So he gets the shock of his life when he comes back from vacation and scents his mate in the Trickster offices — a mate who is not only male, but quite human.
Mark Fellowes is taken aback when the CTO at his new contract job makes a pass at him, and even more surprised at his temptation to respond. Straight and dating a career-minded businesswoman, he’s never even thought about kissing another man — until now.
When Mark is attacked by thieves trying to steal company files, Delaney must put aside his preconceptions to protect his mate. But will a criminal bent on destroying Trickster Tech separate them before he can stake his claim?


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Delaney cleared his throat. Mark yelped and spun, bumping into the dresser next to the bed. The towel around his waist started to slip, and Delaney caught a glimpse of pale, muscled hip before he yanked the terrycloth back into place.
Panting, he glared at Delaney. “Jesus Christ, what is wrong with you?” he yelled. “Do you even know how to knock?”
“I did,” Delaney said, trying to sound innocent. “You didn’t answer so I got worried. Didn’t know you were in the shower until I came in here.” And you were coming in there.
Without his glasses, Mark’s resemblance to a furious faun was even more striking. “God. I do not need any more of this tonight,” he growled.
“This what?”
“You, sneaking around and following me everywhere.” He scowled at Delaney’s groin. “Especially with another fucking hard on.”
For some reason, that cheered the shifter. “You noticed, huh?”
“Helen Keller would have noticed it, all right? Does it ever go down?”
“Not since this morning. I can’t help it, babe. I smell you and I get wood.”
“Oh, Jesus.” Mark edged next to the bed, clutching both towels now and looking hunted. “Look, I’m tired. I just want to put on some pajamas and crash, all right? I’ve had a really bad, weird day, so how about we can talk about shapeshifters and," he waved vaguely between them, "that other thing in the morning.”
Delaney ignored the slap of disappointment and nodded. “Okay. We’ll talk later when you’re not tired.” Although you weren’t too tired to jerk off in the shower.
Mark’s cheeks blazed to life. “You listened to me?”
Oh, shit, he can hear my thoughts already? “I didn’t mean to, but coyotes have really good hearing,” Delaney said defensively. “At least you got off. My balls are aching so much I can barely walk straight.”
“So go to your own damn bathroom and rub one out there!”
“It’s not about getting off, dammit!” Delaney yelled back, before catching himself. “Okay, it’s not just about getting off. God, I really wish you were a shifter. Then you’d understand.”
“Well, I’m not a shifter,” Mark snapped, “so you’re just going to have to explain it to the stupid human.”
“I -- Jesus.” Delaney sucked in a deep breath, forcing himself to calm down and find the right words. “Being drawn to a mate, it isn’t just physical. It’s emotional and spiritual as well.” He gestured at his groin. “Yes, I want to fuck you. That’s pretty damn obvious. I also want to know you. I want to talk to you, find out everything about you—where you grew up, what your family’s like, whether you like sports, what your favorite food is, your opinion on Steven Moffat, what you want to do with the rest of your life, all that. And I want you to get to know me, too.”


Nicola Cameron is an expatriate Chicagoan who has lived in England, Canada, Holland, and Sweden, and keeps a confusing amalgamation of languages in her head as a result. Currently located in the clavicle of Texas, she has finally mastered the proper use of "y'all," much to her Chicago family's dismay.

Despite a healthy interest in sex since puberty, it wasn't until 2012 that Nicola decided to try writing about it. As it turned out, the skills she picked up during her SF writing career transferred rather nicely to erotic romance. When not writing, she wrangles cats, smooches her husband, makes dolls of dubious and questionable identity, and thanks almighty Cthulhu that she doesn’t have to work for a major telecommunications company any more (because there’s BDSM, and then there’s just plain torture...).

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

New to Evernight Publishing: Killian's Claim by Tyler Robbins #MM #Shifter #LGBT

Welcome my lovelies!!
It's been a while since I’ve had a full length book to release, and I’m thrilled that Killian’s Claim is finally here.
As you know, most of my books have been M/M military themed, with the exception of one very naughty vampire menage, Immortal Thirst. ;-) And ALL of them have featured strong, southern boys with big hearts and plenty of love to spare. 
My latest endeavor, Call of the Wolf, is a fresh and exciting new series involving a sub-genre I can’t seem to get enough of. Wolf-Shifters!!
The first book, The Becoming, is featured in the Alpha’s Claim Manlove Anthology from Evernight. 
This new paranormal path motivated my muse to create a whole new world filled with sexy, man-lovin', paranormal shifters.
The Call of the Wolf series follows the lives of several wolf packs across the state of Texas. Their species lives by a strict code, and heed the call of the spirit wolf in all things, including matters of the heart. Not an easy undertaking when you’ve been told your sexuality goes against the laws of nature … or does it?
Change is coming, and each pack will inevitably have to make choices that will either strengthen or destroy their way of life.

The characters in Killian’s Claim, face these problems as well, but they have a lot more than wolf spirits to deal with.
Here’s a little taste of what I’m talking about…

Killian’s Claim:
Six years ago, Quinn Kelly barely escaped the brutal murder of his parents. Now the lone-wolf is searching for a place to belong. Well aware of his proclivity for men, his nomadic life hasn’t allowed him to find anyone to call his own, until now.
Wolf-shifter and future alpha of his own pack, Killian Masters wants nothing more than his father’s approval. After meeting Quinn, he’s more determined than ever to make his father see who he is and how deeply he loves.
Captivated by their growing passion, the young lovers have a rude awakening when the vengeful alpha who murdered Quinn’s parents, finds him, and vows to destroy anyone who gets in his way.
Some say the battle between good and evil is determined by which power is fed the most, but in nature, no power compares to that of an alpha’s claim.
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He stood frozen in place, fists balled tight and his cock throbbing with ungodly need. He’d never been balls deep inside another man before, but the longer he stood there, the more he wanted it.
Killian kissed the curve of Quinn’s neck then began to suckle.
Quinn squeezed his eyes shut. How much more could he possibly take? Chills skittered across his skin causing ripples of goose-bumps to coat his tingling flesh. A sensual moan vibrated in his chest as he shuddered from the thrill of Killian’s touch.
Killian pulled away and looked him in the eye. “Follow your instincts.”
Quinn took a deep breath then clutched the back of Killian’s neck. “Like this?” No longer able to hold back, he lunged forward, engulfing Killian’s mouth with his while pushing him back toward the sofa.
Killian tripped over his own feet, and toppled onto the couch.
Quinn stood over him. His engorged cock jerked as Killian’s hungry gaze zeroed in. He slowly unzipped his jeans, taking his time. He then reached in, squeezed his prick and winced from the ache. His experience with blowjobs had been limited to quickies here and there, and even those were awkward, and over before he’d had time to savor the moment. Getting sucked off by some guy he’d never see again was much different from what was happening now.
Killian sat up, licking his lips, his gaze still fixated on Quinn’s crotch.
Courage he hadn’t expected suddenly engulfed Quinn as he offered his cock to Killian. “Take it.”
A devious grin spread across Killian’s face.
Quinn’s eyes rolled back, and his hips naturally bucked as Killian removed his cock from his jeans. Warm hands gripped it firmly, but not too hard. Quinn sucked air in through his teeth, shuddering as Killian began to stroke him. Slow and easy. Up and down.
He jolted when Killian took him in his mouth, hot and wet. “Fuck.” Never had anything felt so good. He peered down, then twisted the back of Killian’s hair into his fist, guiding his head back and forth as Killian took more and more of his cock into his mouth.
Killian gripped the base of Quinn’s shaft, quickening his pace, sucking and stroking simultaneously.
Quinn’s knees buckled, and he grabbed Killian’s shoulders to steady himself as heat flooded his groin. His cock pulsed, and he struggled to hold off as long as he could. He wanted so badly to lose his load in Killian’s mouth, but doing that would end the pleasure far too soon.

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Evernight's Love Scene Blog Hop - Tyler Robbins

 Happy Valentine’s Day!!
Can you believe it’s already time for cupid to aim his bow at lovers around the world?
Evernight’s Love Scene Blog hop is sure to have all sorts of mischievous hook-ups, hot date nights, and romantic getaways when authors post from current or upcoming books.

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Be sure to visit every blog to increase your chances of winning some really cool prizes, including:

**Evernight's Grand Prize: One lucky winner will receive a $100 Visa gift card for a night out to be randomly chosen from all blog comments.

**Tyler's Naughty Notions' prize will be a $10 Gift Card from Evernight for one lucky visitor who leaves their email address along with their answer to my question!!

Tyler’s Naughty Notions is pleased to present this naughty encounter based on characters from Tyler’s upcoming release, Killian’s Claim. (book #2 of the "Call of the Wolf" series)

     Killian sat in his truck outside the diner, watching the back door like a hawk, waiting for the first sign of Quinn. He’d thought of nothing else all day. The instant his lover emerged, the fun would begin.
     Stalking Quinn felt natural, appeasing his urges as a predator. The thought of his lover’s submission made his cock throb. He rubbed his crotch, savoring the vibrations zapping through his balls.
     He looked at the clock. Quinn’s shift had ended … the seconds passed like hours. Added anticipation increased the already restless gnaw in his gut. He had to have him. Needed him like he needed air to breathe.
     Killian huffed a sigh of relief as the back door opened.
     Quinn stepped out with his apron draped over his shoulder, and the gleam in his eye as eager as Killian had hoped.
     Shit. Those baby-blues beckoned him, and the cocky smile that followed told him all he’d needed to know.
     Quinn needed it, too.
     He gave Killian a nod, then turned toward the woods behind the building.
     Killian swallowed hard as he got out of his truck. He glanced around the back alley, making sure no one had seen them.     

     Quinn casually entered the forest, without so much as a simple glance back.
     Killian’s cock pulsed as he lingered just at the tree line, watching his lover travel deeper into the darkened woods.
     After a few steps, Quinn stopped and turned to face Killian. Slowly pulling his shirt over his head, he let it fall to the ground, paying no mind to where it landed. His jeans were next.
     Killian’s heart raced as the jingle of Quinn’s belt signaled what he knew would happen next.
     He inched closer, eyeing every move his young lover made. His mind raced, recalling all the ways they’d pleasured each other over the last few weeks. His heart thumped at the thoughts of how many ways they’d yet to pacify their primal urges.
     Knowing Quinn’s penchant for being dominated had made Killian’s role as alpha worth every bite, every snarl, and every scratch he’d earned while taming his mate.
     Tonight would be no different.
     Without warning, Quinn shifted into his wolfen form. He stood there a moment longer, staring Killian down, as if to provoke the event Killian had been waiting for all day. He then turned, and disappeared into the darkness.
     Killian rushed to undress, his blood barreling through his veins.
     Quinn’s impassioned howl ricocheted through the forest, almost causing Killian to come right then and there. He had to have him. Now.
     He hit the forest floor at a dead run, his snout in the air, searching the night for Quinn’s unmistakable scent.
     His musky aroma wafted into Killian’s nostrils, strong and virile, just like his young lover.
     By the time he reached him, Quinn had transformed back into his human form and stretched out on his stomach across the blanket Killian had left earlier in the evening.
     This was how they did it. One chose the place, and the other led them back there, by scent and instinct alone. A different venue every time, but one that would soon be christened by their uninhibited passion.   

 “Nice spot.” Quinn rolled over and sat up. His hard cock jutted upward toward his stomach. A stiff reminder to Killian of what was already his to take.
     Killian remained in wolfen form a few minutes, pacing back and forth as his desire to dominate simmered. You look good enough to eat.
     “Then maybe you should shift and have a taste.”
     Killian growled, thrilled by the enticing tone of his lover’s challenge. He eased closer, eyeing Quinn, taking his time, drawing it out as long as he could take it.
     Quinn reached down and gripped his cock, stroking it while Killian salivated. He narrowed his eyes as though daring Killian’s wolf with a heated glare.
      Killian couldn’t hold out. Teasing Quinn meant torturing himself.
      He shifted and dropped to his knees before him. “You’re going to be the end of me.”
     Quinn crawled toward him and drew him near. “God, I hope not.” A sly grin spread across his lips as he rose and skimmed the palm of his hand down Killian’s stomach.
     Killian's breath hitched when Quinn grabbed his shaft and began to rub and stroke him. Heat filled his groin, and his cock jerked as blood rushed to meet his need. A deep growl rumbled in his chest.
     “Waited all fucking day for this.” He cupped the back of Quinn’s neck, ignoring the slight resistance of his lover’s playful protest.
     He kissed him hard, his mouth taking complete control of Quinn’s, the exact same way he’d commanded his young lover’s body so many times before.
     Quinn was at his mercy, just as they both preferred. His nails dug into Killian’s back, stoking the fire that was sure to keep them engulfed for hours on end.
     Killian pulled away and gazed into his lover’s pleading eyes. “Get on your knees, baby. It’s gonna be a rough night.”

How was that?    

     There will be plenty of love scenes in Killian’s Claim, but that’s only a part of the story. 
     Check back soon for the release of Killian’s Caim. 

     Meanwhile, feel free to check out Evernight’s Alpha’s Claim Anthology for the first book in Tyler Robbins’ “Call of the Wolf" series!! 
     That should keep you occupied until release day later this month.

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