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Winner!

First off, I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who commented during the Secret Cravings Publishing Paranormal Blog Hop! I enjoyed reading why you enjoy paranormal romance.

Now, for the announcement you’ve all been waiting for. The winner of the $5 Sweet Cravings Publishing gift card is…

Tamara Monteau!

Congratulations, Tamara!

Image courtesy of Chris Sharp / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image courtesy of Chris Sharp / FreeDigitalPhotos.net


Secret Cravings Publishing Paranormal Blog Hop

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Paranormal romance is fun to read and to write. It allows you to explore new worlds or new dimensions of the world we live in. Mythical creatures come to life in the pages of paranormal romance books, and new species can be created in the blink of an eye. The best part? The romance that leads to a happily-ever-after ending, which seemed impossible while watching the hero and heroine’s struggles throughout the story. Yes, it is a great genre for anyone who likes to think outside the box or who loves legendary and mythical beings and can’t get enough of those happy endings.

My fascination with Dracula is what led to my start in writing paranormal romance. Endless possibilities floated before me when I thought about what could happen if a vampire lived in the modern day and wanted to love someone. In the end, and with plenty of encouragement from my paranormal-loving sister, I wrote Thirst for Love. I was absolutely thrilled when Secret Cravings Publishing offered me a contract for it. Want to know what the book is all about? Take a look.

Thirst for Love cover artBlurb:

Victor Nicolescu wants only two things: blood to sate his hunger and a woman to love him for eternity. The blood is easy—his butler donates to Victor’s personal blood bank on a regular basis. Sometimes, however, Victor has an undeniable craving for fresh blood. His most recent craving leads him straight to Claudia Reyes, a gorgeous psychiatrist who doesn’t believe in the existence of vampires. His bite transforms her into one of the mythical immortals and forces her to leave behind everything familiar. Victor longs to help her adjust to her new life as a creature of the night, but her anger at his choice to transform her threatens to destroy their chance for love. When the night of the full moon rolls around, however, Claudia discovers he desperately needs her help to overcome a part of him even he never knew existed.

Excerpt:

He slid one hand to her lower back and pressed her closer. His other hand slipped up the back of her neck, and his fingers tangled in her silky hair as he tilted her head back just a little. When he lowered his lips to the throbbing pulse in the side of her throat, he could feel her fear. He projected soothing thoughts into her mind and savored the feel of her warm flesh and the blood flowing beneath it.

Trust me. I will not harm you.

He sank his fangs into Claudia’s skin, unable to wait any longer. She gasped, but he quieted her with his mind. Warm, thick sweetness flowed into his mouth, and he drank deeply, his strength returning with each swallow.

Claudia leaned into him, her movements seductive as she tried to dance while she weakened. Victor had to restrain himself as her blood filled him with warmth and her body filled him with desire. It had been a long time since sating one hunger had ignited another, but he knew couldn’t completely satisfy himself tonight. She would be too weak after giving him the sustenance he needed to satisfy his other cravings.

She grew limp in his arms, and he forced himself to stop. He had swallowed more than enough to regain his full strength, but she tasted so sweet, so wonderfully feminine. He withdrew his fangs and kissed the slight trickle of blood from her skin, healing the twin wounds with a gentle swipe of his tongue and leaving only faint scars on her smooth, caramel neck. She shivered and moaned softly as she leaned into his embrace.

“Thank you, love,” Victor murmured, supporting her with strong arms. He shouldn’t have waited so long to feed, but he had craved specific blood. Nothing else would do. Now that he had met Claudia and tasted her, growing so weak had been worth it.

“I don’t—I don’t feel well,” she said, sagging against his chest.

He had taken too much from her. She wouldn’t last much longer as a human, but he could provide the proper care to ease her transition into a vampire. His bite had started the process, and soon she would slip into a coma. Then her heart would slow until it stopped completely, the last step in the transition. Although the process wouldn’t be uncomfortable once she lost consciousness, he couldn’t leave her like this. He had with others, but Claudia was different. She had put her own spell on him, and she didn’t even know it.

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Want to read more? Thirst for Love is available from most online booksellers, including Amazon, Amazon UKBarnes & Noble, Book Strand, and of course Sweet Cravings Publishing.

Leave a comment telling me your favorite thing about paranormal romance, and you’ll be entered to win a $5 gift card to Sweet Cravings Publishing. On Monday, June 17, I’ll draw a winner from all the commenters.

Be sure to check out the other participants in this weekend’s Paranormal Blog Hop! You can find the complete list on the Secret Cravings Publishing blog http://secretcravingspublishing.blogspot.com.


Mother’s Day Sale at Sweet Cravings Publishing

In honor of Mother’s Day this Sunday, my publisher Secret Cravings Publishing/Sweet Cravings Publishing is having a sale this weekend. May 10-12 all ebooks in the store are 25% off! All you have to do is use coupon code Mothers25.

I’m so excited that both of my sweet paranormal romances are on sale! If you’ve been thinking about reading one (or both) of them, now’s the perfect time to do it.

Tara of the Fey cover art

Sailing through the Minch, fey princess Tara enjoys her last taste freedom before facing her betrothal to an Irish prince—a man she doesn’t love and has no interest in marrying. The smooth voyage takes an abrupt turn for the worse when a group of ornery Blue Men of the Minch appear and brew up a storm. Tara has no choice but to give into their whims when she is swept overboard.

Caeden, a fey cursed to live as a Blue Man, can’t believe he is seeing the grown version of his childhood best friend. He hopes she’ll be the one to break his curse and allow him to return to life on land. Tara sees the fey man trapped inside the blue exterior, but is she his one true love and the key to breaking the curse? Or will Caeden live as a Blue Man of the Minch forever?

Buy link: http://store.sweetcravingspublishing.com/index.php?main_page=book_info&cPath=10&products_id=148

Thirst for Love cover art

Victor Nicolescu wants only two things: blood to sate his hunger and a woman to love him for eternity. The blood is easy—his butler donates to Victor’s personal blood bank on a regular basis. Sometimes, however, Victor has an undeniable craving for fresh blood. His most recent craving leads him straight to Claudia Reyes, a gorgeous psychiatrist who doesn’t believe in the existence of vampires. His bite transforms her into one of the mythical immortals and forces her to leave behind everything familiar. Victor longs to help her adjust to her new life as a creature of the night, but her anger at his choice to transform her threatens to destroy their chance for love. When the night of the full moon rolls around, however, Claudia discovers he desperately needs her help to overcome a part of him even he never knew existed.

Buy link: http://store.sweetcravingspublishing.com/index.php?main_page=book_info&cPath=4&products_id=88

I hope you’ll stop by the Secret Cravings Publishing and Sweet Cravings Publishing stores and download some amazing books!


Tara of the Fey Release Day!

I am so excited to announce the release of my newest romance from Sweet Cravings Publishing, Tara of the Fey!

Tara of the Fey cover artBlurb:

Sailing through the Minch, fey princess Tara enjoys her last taste freedom before facing her betrothal to an Irish prince—a man she doesn’t love and has no interest in marrying. The smooth voyage takes an abrupt turn for the worse when a group of ornery Blue Men of the Minch appear and brew up a storm. Tara has no choice but to give into their whims when she is swept overboard.

Caeden, a fey cursed to live as a Blue Man, can’t believe he is seeing the grown version of his childhood best friend. He hopes she’ll be the one to break his curse and allow him to return to life on land. Tara sees the fey man trapped inside the blue exterior, but is she his one true love and the key to breaking the curse? Or will Caeden live as a Blue Man of the Minch forever?

Tara of the Fey is available from Sweet Cravings Publishing.


Happy First Day of Spring!

Today is the start of spring. The sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, and the temperatures aren’t quite as warm as I would like. But the warm weather is right around the corner, and I’m glad to see the sun after so many days of gloomy skies and rainy/snowy weather. What is your favorite part of spring?

This looks like a great way to enjoy the advent of spring:

By Bev Sykes from Davis, CA, USA (UC Davis Arboretum) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

In other news, I’m in the final stages before publication of my second ebook, a short fantasy romance titled Tara of the Fey. More information and a cover reveal coming soon!


Read an Ebook Week!

I love to read, so Read an Ebook Week is one of my favorite weeks. This year it runs March 3-9. In honor of Read an Ebook Week, my publisher is having a sale! From March 3-9 all ebooks at Secret Cravings Publishing are 25% off. To get the discount, use coupon code Ebooks25.

Share the news with your friends! This is a great opportunity to pick up ebooks by authors you know and those that are new to you. Have a great week of reading ebooks!

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Changing Tracks by Sarah Cass

Changing Tracks cover artBlurb:

There’s nothing simple about forgetting your past.

Cole Mitchell runs the busiest saloon and brothel in Dominion Falls. He keeps his women at a distance, unwilling to relive a past he worked hard to forget.

Until the night Jane Doe falls into his saloon bleeding and near death.  She wakes with no memory, only the firm belief someone tried to kill her. In the strange world of amnesia she manages to find solace in Cole’s arms and he finds home in hers.

While they work together to solve the mystery of her appearance, their pasts – her lack of, and his buried – build a barrier between them.

To make matters worse, Jane’s past isn’t willing to let her go. A stranger proves he’ll kill to keep his secrets safe. With those she loves in danger, Jane’s errant memory is all that stands between them and death.  Cole can only do so much to protect her, will it be enough?

Buy Links:

Secret Cravings Website –  http://bit.ly/14XQPTl

Amazon –  http://amzn.to/11DDgcG

Barnes & Noble –  http://bit.ly/Z7ZMZP

All Romance Ebooks –  http://bit.ly/VZ4DeP

Excerpt:

Did the man want to drive her mad? Or just get her to stop crying? Either way, he failed. He just managed to infuriate her again.

“Well, excuse me.” She flew to her feet. “I told you to go and I meant it. I’ll take my chances with the Indians.” Her body went numb the second the words left her mouth.

He tossed her over his shoulder and started back toward the horse. He ignored her beating hands and feet. “Stop acting like a fool. Get on the damn horse.”

“Put me down you stupid son of a—” A shriek escaped. She hit the ground hard enough to jar her teeth together.

“You wanna draw them renegades back with your shrieking, fine. I’ll leave ya to them.”

“Good. Be a heartless oaf. I don’t care. Excuse me for wanting to know more than anything who I am.”

“Just get on the horse or I’ll put you on myself.”

“Don’t you dare.” She stepped back. “You can’t just shut me up and drag me back to town because my emotions bother you. Just because you’re afraid to feel doesn’t mean everyone is.”

He took a step toward her. “You’re getting on my last nerve.”

“Who cares? This? This is not about you. This is about me. I have nothing. Nothing at all but my emotions and I’m damn well going to feel them when I need to.”

“I ain’t dealing with a hysterical woman.” He grabbed her shoulders.

She slapped him hard. “Then leave.”

He froze, his eyes growing dark as his scowl deepened. Grabbing her wrist, he started to drag her, kicking and screaming, the final few feet to the horse.

The moment he stopped dragging, she fought harder. Pounding her fists into his chest, his arms…she even got a few kicks to his shins.

Strong arms wrapped tight around her. Shock silenced her fury.

The moment she calmed, his hold changed. While he still had her pinned tight against him, his hand slipped up to press her head close against his chest. His other arm lowered to wrap around her waist, holding her in an unyielding, but gentle grasp.

A deep, wrenching sob ripped through her at the change and she collapsed against him. The hold she’d fought enveloped her, creating a sanctuary she hadn’t expected. It didn’t loosen. He didn’t tell her to stop. She gripped his shirt in her hands as her tears started to soak the material, clinging to his safety and warmth.

The tears slowed, but they both held on. She relaxed in the strong support his arms supplied. Her composure returned the longer he held her. After a deep breath, she pulled back, the loss of his arms creating a palpable discomfort. “I’m ready to go back.”

He stayed silent until she managed to look up at him. “Good.”

Bio:

Sarah Cass’s world is regularly turned upside down by her three special-needs kids and loving mate, so she breaks genre barriers, dabbling in horror, straight fiction, and urban fantasy. An ADD tendency leaves her with a variety of interests that include singing, dancing, crafting, cooking, and being a photographer. She fights through the struggles of the day, knowing the battles are her crucible and though she may emerge scarred, she’s also stronger. Changing Tracks is her debut novel, but she’s already ahead of the game with another novel set for release in April. While busy creating worlds and characters as real to her as her own family, she leads an active online life with her blog, Redefining Perfect, which gives a real and sometimes raw glimpses into her life and art.

Where to find me:

Redefining Perfect – http://redefiningperfect.com

Sarah’s StoryLines – http://authorsarahcass.com

Twitter – http://twitter.com/sadiecass

Facebook – http://facebook.com/SarahCass.Author