Wednesday, April 29, 2015

WIP Wednesday – Clan Beginnings: Clan and Crown

                “These are your lodgings?” Clajak smirked at the bouquets of flowers lining the walls. His grin grew even larger when they went inside the suite of rooms.
                Egilka managed not to cringe. The suite was sumptuous, obviously designed to be a romantic retreat. Aromatic flowers abounded, along with art vids depicting sensual scenes. The furnishings were soft and billowy, inviting the guests to lounge or wallow as their wants dictated. The large sleeping surface in particular beckoned with the softest of furs and mirrored surfaces surrounding it. Egilka had been all too aware that one closet boasted items that would shame the brothel they’d just run from.
                Clajak chortled, opening that particular closet at once and discovering all the toys. “Well, well.  I appreciate all you’re doing to lure me to your side, Imdiko.”
                Egilka kept his back ramrod straight and voice cool. “Don’t look at me.  The room was arranged for by – one of your parents.”
                At the last second, Egilka refrained from telling Clajak it had been his mother who had arranged for the lodgings. “I took care of it myself,” she breezily informed him as he’d set off. “I hope you will be comfortable.”
                Comfort was the last thing Egilka was right now, thinking of how Irdis had not-so-subtly pushed this moment upon him. At Clajak’s frown, he knew the prince realized also who was behind this setting of love and passion.  The frown was chased by a look of great discomfort.
                Good. Egilka wasn’t the only one embarrassed by the empress’ attempt to bring them together. It had to be worse for Clajak since the perpetrator was his own mother.

Releasing mid-December 2015

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

WIP Wednesday - Clan Beginnings: Clan and Crown

                The Plasian shrank back, fear registering on her gentle face. Clajak moved fast, putting himself between her and Ru’imbu. He loomed over the gray alien and allowed his fangs to unhinge.
                “The woman is not to blame, gray boy. My companion and I are at fault, not her.”
                The Bi’isil touched the strap around its skinny waist. A number of pouches and small devices were attached, much like the belt Clajak wore.
                Cold pleasure invaded Clajak’s mind yet again. Protocol has been ignored.  Bi’isils do not stand for such matters.  The woman’s life and that of the brothel owner are forfeit.  
                Egilka gasped. Clajak ignored him for the moment. Speaking in the liquid language of Plasius in the hopes that Ru’imbu didn’t know it, he told the prostitute, “Get out of here and warn your owner.”
                The Plasian didn’t hesitate for an instant. She fled the room as Clajak let his temper off its leash and faced off with Ru’imbu. “You’re not on Bi’is, you hateful gray shit.  This is Dantovon and you can get over your insult, small thing that it is.”
                Even though the Bi’isil’s face remained unchanged, its body shook with rage. It stared up at Clajak and dripped molten fire in his head with its fury.
                Small insult?  Small?  For the prince of the E’isip, foremost in the richest territories of Be’em, capital of the realm of Bi’is?  No insult is small to me, Kalquorian. 
                Clajak snorted. “Then you’ll be getting your feelings hurt a lot, Prince of Assholes. 
                Ru’imbu touched a small device on his belt. All at once, Clajak couldn’t move. He couldn’t even speak to warn Egilka to run. Ru’imbu pulled the metallic device from his belt, a tiny box with lumps protruding from it. He pointed it at Clajak.
                A streak of darkness flew at the Bi’isil. It knocked him over. The little gray alien tumbled away as the dark streak resolved into a wide-eyed Egilka. Ru’imbu lay still. It was a heartbeat before Clajak realized he could move again.
                Fury made the room red-tinged. Clajak took a step towards the Bi’isil, who was trying to sit up. The Dramok thought how nice it would be to stomp all over the little bastard and hear his twig bones snap.
                Egilka grabbed him and shoved him at the still-open door. “Run, Clajak!  The little shit has a portable stasis beam and collars!”

Releasing mid-December 2015

Friday, April 17, 2015

Shalia's Diary Book 5 Now On Sale

It's in book form! Shalia is safe and on her way to Kalquor again. However, she remains haunted by her abduction by Finiuld ... and by a mysterious shadow stalking the corridors of the transporter.

Now available from Amazon, Amazon UK, Smashwords, and All Romance. Also in print. Hopefully it will be on Nook within a week.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

April 2015 Update

Clans of Kalquor 9: Alien Indiscretions – Wow. The newest in the series enjoyed the best debut of all my books. It shot directly to number one on Amazon’s Sci-Fi Erotica list and hit Smashwords and All Romance eBooks sites’ bestsellers within a day. Thank you all so very much for making it a success.

Are you missing out on it? Well, go get it! It’s available from Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Amazon UK, and All Romance. Also available in print.

Shalia’s Diary –Hot nights, bizarre dreams, new beaus, and a major falling out between friends. It’s going to be a busy month for our girl.

Shalia’s Diary Book 5 will come out April 17. Relive the ghost hunt as Shalia recovers from her abduction.

Netherworld IV: Animal Attraction – I am still outlining this one. Brandilynn has a reunion of sorts with her twin Ashley. Plus is Tristan really leaving? And who is this strange British fellow Arthur? Levi ‘Bane’ Ward, the hot werewolf undercover agent is back too. No release date set.

Clan Beginnings: Clan and Crown— Egilka and Clajak are pulling surprises on me left and right. Behave, you bad boys! Wait, what am I saying? No one wants these guys to behave! Release date: mid-December.

Brianna’s Clan – Who remembers Dramok Sojan, the young man who pulled Rachel Hicks out of the prison in ‘Prelude to Redemption’? He’s finally getting his own story, set during the months of rescues following Earth’s Armageddon. This will be a departure for the Kalquorian books. Since it is not part of the main Clans of Kalquor series, it will contain m/m/m sex as well as m/f/m/m. I’m about halfway through the outline now. I am aiming for June 2016 for the release.

And now for the potentially big news: I have been talking with a producer about a television series based on the Clans of Kalquor books.  There is a lot of work to be done and details to hash out, but it has become a very real possibility. The first season would feature events of Alien Embrace and Clan Clajak’s activities just prior to Alien Rule.

Right now we are working on the script for the pilot episode. A rough draft has been completed. I’ll keep you updated as things progress.

Meanwhile, there is a lot you as readers could do to help make this happen. Who doesn’t want hunky aliens in their living rooms? To that end, I must make a personal request. If you would be so kind as to leave honest reviews at whatever site you bought my books from, I would be more grateful than you can imagine. In particular, it would help if you would review Alien Embrace, Alien Rule, and the latest release, Alien Indiscretions. Selling sites like Amazon and Barnes and Noble are where the network honchos will be looking to gauge the popularity of the books, so reviews at places like Goodreads will not have much effect. If you can spare the time and effort, I would be so grateful.

And if you have the opportunity to recommend my books to your friends, that would help too. Talking about them, discussing them, debating them ... anything to raise interest will be of tremendous value. Sales of the books are a factor when it comes to ensuring the series will be a no or a go.

Thanks, everyone. And biggest thanks to those of you who have already left reviews for any and all of my books ... you are the best!