Giveaways to Celebrate the Release of the Dark Protector Novellas

on January 19, 2016

UPDATE:  Congrats to the following winners! Barbara, Jeana Ross, Wendy R, Sherry Barker, Judy Contino

Hi all!  How is 2016 going for everybody?  Mine has been busy and filled with lots of snow!  Today is the release of the Dark Protector novella bundle, and I thought we should celebrate here with a couple of giveaways.  I will draw names a week from today, during the celebration for the Mercury Striking Release.

Speaking of which, we’re going to have a HUGE Facebook Party on January 27th (Wednesday) to celebrate, and I have tons of guest authors, book giveaways, a $100 gift card giveaway, a Versace purse giveaway, etc.  If you click that you’re going, you’re automatically entered into a drawing to win a Sephora survival kit, even if you eventually can’t make it.  Here’s the link:

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Here’s the info on today’s release:

Tempted Teased Tamed


On the run from a mental institution and her vindictive half-brother, it’s safe to say that Sarah Pringle’s happy life as a schoolteacher is on hold. Too bad that as far as self-defense goes, “run and hide” is the best she’s got. And with the monsters that started her escape hot on her heels, that’s not going to cut it for long…

That is, unless Sarah has a bigger, badder, hotter monster on her side. Max Petrovsky is right at the top of the list of alpha male ass-kickers. And he knows exactly what Sarah’s up against. Good thing, because the minute he sees her something primal kicks in, turning everyday attraction into red-hot desire. As long as they’re cooperating, why not mix some pleasure with business? Of course, Max should probably tell Sarah he’s a vampire himself…


In human form, Terrent Vilks is all male animal–dark, ripped, predatory. As wolf, he’s unforgettably dangerous, unforgettably hot. Yet Maggie can’t remember him…

Not even when she learns she once agreed to mate him. Yeah, that was years ago, before she was kidnapped and tortured, before she lost her memory. Now she knows just one thing about herself–she’ll do whatever it takes to bring down the monsters who took her, even trust her ex.

He’s got her right where he wants her…


Caleb Donovan was never meant to be a prophet. At heart he’s a conqueror, his appetites far more carnal than spiritual. He’s not inclined to repress his passions and surrender to fate. After all, that’s what cost him Lily—three centuries ago. She married another, because it was ordained. Now that he’s in the same benighted calling—and forced into proximity with her—all the old desires are roaring back to life…

After widowhood and centuries of celibacy, Lily is eager to explore the wild side of life, except now she’s vulnerable to another forced relationship, with an enemy. But this time she’s determined to choose her own path. And if hot, furious Caleb comes charging to the rescue, it might just change both their destinies…

Love is about to start conquering…

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Also, while I have you, don’t forget to check out MERCURY STRIKING, which releases next Tuesday!  Here’s the info:

MERCURY STRIKING  January 26, 2016

Mercury Striking comp

Book #1 of The Scorpius Syndrome series

With nothing but rumors to lead her, Lynn Harmony has trekked across a nightmare landscape to find one man—a mysterious, damaged legend who protects the weak and leads the strong. He’s more than muscle and firepower—and in post-plague L.A., he’s her only hope. As the one woman who could cure the disease, Lynn is the single most volatile—and vulnerable—creature in this new and ruthless world. But face to face with Jax Mercury…

Danger has never looked quite so delicious…

“Thrilling post-apocalyptic romance at its dark, sizzling best!” —Lara Adrian

“Nothing is easy or black or white in Zanetti’s grim new reality, but hope is key, and I hope she writes faster!” New York Times bestselling author Larissa Ione

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Now, for the CONTESTS! 

I will draw five names, and the winners can choose if they’d like a print copy of Consumed, Provoked, Shadowed, or Marked…or ebook copies of Wicked Ride or Wicked Edge.

To enter, you  must answer ONE of the questions below.  (You can answer all of them if you want.)  Good luck!

  1. If you’ve read the novellas before, which was your favorite and why?
  2. If you haven’t read the novellas, which television show are you addicted to right now?
  3. If you’re not addicted to a television show, what’s your favorite food?

Win a $100 gift card, a Versace handbag, Sephora Survival Kits, books, swag, and more!

on January 14, 2016

Hi all!  It’s PARTY TIME!  Or rather, it will be party time soon.  🙂

We’re having a Facebook party to celebrate the release of Mercury Striking on Wednesday, January 27th from 3:00 PST to 9:00 PST.  We’ll have tons of prizes and wonderful guest authors.  If you click on over right now and mark ‘going,’ then you’ll be instantly entered into a drawing to win one of the first three Sephora survival kits!  Then, if you are able to attend, you’ll be able to enter all of the other drawings as well.  🙂  Feel free to invite anybody you want from your FB page as well.  Click on the FB header below to go to the site!


Here are a couple of the survival kits:

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A new Dark Protector book – available right now!

on November 10, 2015

WE-TalenDid you know that the Wicked series (the Realm Enforcers) is the Dark Protectors in Seattle on Harleys?  Wicked Edge releases today, and it features Daire Dunne and a surprising Cee Cee ‘Jones’ (not her real name).  You’ll see the king, Logan, Zane, Sam, Garrett, Janie, Hope, etc…

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How about an excerpt:

Daire looked down at her chin. “All healed.” Satisfaction glittered in his eyes along with something else. Hunger.

Cee Cee nodded, her body crashing, even with desire fluttering through her. Her eyelids grew heavy. “Why are you being so nice to me?” she whispered.

He tucked her face into his neck and caressed a broad hand down her hair. “I’m not nice.”
The sheer comfort of the moment almost made her purr. “Yes. I drugged you and stole from you.” While the idea had seemed fine before she had gotten to know him, now it seemed shameful, although she’d had no choice. She’d done enough research to know his weaknesses, and she couldn’t afford to let him know the full truth. “You’re a good guy, Daire Dunne.”

He chuckled, and his heated breath stirred her hair. “Don’t think for a second that I’m a good guy. I’m just a guy who gets things done, and sometimes it’s bloody, and sometimes it’s necessary. Healing your face was necessary.”

She struggled to remain awake. “Thank you.”

He held her tight, keeping her warm and protected, even as he rested back his head. “You’re welcome. Now get some sleep, finish healing, and tomorrow you’re gonna tell me everything.”

She wanted to protest, because she truly couldn’t tell him everything. He was an enforcer, and if he had any clue who she was, he’d ship her home. Or at least he’d try to, and she really didn’t want to fight with him now. For years she’d done what she had to do, and now it was her time. Her time to set right the wrongs of years ago, and nobody, not family, allies, or even deadly witch enforcers, were going to stop her. “I wish things were different,” she whispered.

“They will be tomorrow.” His words had the sound of a vow.

She snuggled closer, enjoying the feeling of male all around her. It had been so long. “Is there anything you have to do? A calling or a duty? Something nobody else can do?” she mumbled.

“I’m an enforcer for the Council of the Coven Nine,” he said simply. “It’s not a job.”
It was a calling. “You’re a protector, Dunne.”


“I don’t need a protector.” She couldn’t afford one right now.

“Well now, Cee Cee. Considering you have drugged me, stolen from me, and basically lied to me, if you did need a protector, it’d be from me.”



Help – Reader Poll – Win a book!

on November 8, 2015

wicked-edge_hi-resHi all!  I know not all of you have FaceBook, so I wanted to put our reader poll and contest here on the blog, too.  (I’ll choose one winner from FB and one from here in the comments…so you probably have a better chance of winning here.  But you can enter both places if you want! )

** HELP—READER POLL—** Win a book!

Hi all! I have three quick questions for you – if you answer them, you’re automatically entered to win one of my backlist ebooks – your choice.

1. Did you know that the Wicked books (The Realm Enforcers) is actually more of the Dark Protectors?

2. Are you aware that many of the Dark Protectors, Dage, Emma, Conn, Garrett, Zane, Janie…all make appearances in the Wicked books? Does that make a difference in your reading those?

3. What could we do to tie the two series together better? (I think many folks take a look at the Wicked books and think they’re contemporary MC books?)

Take a look and tell me what you think. Thanks!

(If your comment doesn’t show up right away, no worries.  We might need to approve it, and we will.  If you’ve commented before here, then yours should show up, but we did just do updates, so maybe not.  We will approve it, though.)  🙂

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Wicked Edge 5

Talk about a Wicked Kiss!

on November 6, 2015

wicked-edge_hi-resHi all!  Wicked Edge releases on Tuesday (feel free to pre-order, LOL!), and I thought it’d be fun to have an excerpt here today:

Wicked Edge excerpt #1

The elevator door opened, and Daire clamped his hands on Cee Cee to keep her in place down the hallway and while he kicked open the door to his penthouse. Not wanting to wait another second, he took her lips, kissing her hard and taking her deep. A growl rose within him, a testament to his species, and he didn’t care.

He kissed her long and hard until neither one of them could breathe, and then, only then, did he lift his head.

A flush covered her face, and desire danced across her skin, the intensity of it palpable. Slowly, her chest moving as she panted, her legs released him, and she slid down his body. “You’re something, Daire Dunn,” she murmured, her hands going to her jacket.

He breathed in her scent, feeling it seep under his skin. “Take off your clothes.” They might as well get the parameters of the night straight now.

She smiled, a siren’s dare, and reached for her lapels. “I do like how you kiss.”

“Do as I say, and you’ll get kissed again.”

She gave a half nod. Regret twisted her lip.

He stiffened instinctively.

The tiniest flash of silver. She dodged forward, much faster than he would’ve thought, and stuck a needle in his arm, plunging instantly.

He roared and flew back, striking out. His knuckles impacted her chin, and she crashed toward the wall. Sizzling sparks shot through his veins. Gray covered his vision, and as hard as he tried to remain standing, gravity won. The last, bizarre thought he had before his face hit the cold marble floor was a hope that he hadn’t hurt her.

The world fuzzed. He lay on the ground, fighting to move, urging his brain to kick back alive. Sounds morphed in and out as he lay not feeling anything. Sounds, muffled and unclear, echoed back from other rooms.

Finally, spiked heels crossed his vision.

Cee Cee leaned down and brushed his forehead with soft lips. “I’m sorry.”

The touch awoke something in him, and his hand unfisted. He growled low, and she jumped back.

“You’ll be okay by tomorrow,” she whispered, turning on one of those deadly heels and leaving the apartment.

“This . . . isn’t . . . over,” he ground out. Then blackness covered his vision, and he passed out.

If you love the Dark Protectors, these wicked hot Realm Enforcers are for you!

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