THE NOVELS OF RAVENWOOD ~ Only 99 cents!

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The first four books in my medieval/time travel romance series are on sale for 99 cents at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Apple Books. Grab your copies now so you’ll be ready for the release of the final book, Return of the Raven, on February 17.

Visit My Books for blurbs and buy links. Happy reading, and have a great weekend!  🙂

RISE FOR ME by Kristal Dawn Harris

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I’m excited to share with you the latest novella by Kristal Dawn Harris, a sister Rose (published by The Wild Rose Press). If you love paranormal romance and/or vampire fiction, you’ll want to check out Rise for Me, which releases on February 1st. Here’s the scoop on the story:

A peek Vampire and warlock, Roman Lee, spent centuries alone as ringmaster of the carnival. After befriending and healing a scarred, young woman, Roman realizes Mariah is his mate. He waits for her, but when she departs from his life, his torture knows no bounds. Now he’s risen, unforgiving and angry, forced from his grave by the one woman who captured his heart, but will another secret and the call of his mate change everything?

The steady call of Roman’s blood and the promise of peace brings Mariah Stone home to the carnival and the vampire she left behind. He ignores her until she forces him from the grave with her blood. His anger crushes her already broken spirit, but she is determined to win Roman’s forgiveness and free him from their bond. Denied passion leads them down a path of magic and desire, while a devastating secret threatens eternal love.

A peek between the pages:

Roman studied the perfection before him with something akin to regret filling his spirit. It should have been different between them. He momentarily questioned his decision before setting the ruby stone on her bedside table. In a whisper, he began to chant the words that would strengthen their connection and seal Mariah’s healing so it couldn’t be undone by anyone, ever.

Blood exchanged will seal my gift
The flesh will stay, no spell will lift
Let the night be filled with dreams
So she won’t remember it was me

Roman lifted his hands, palms up, to begin the next part of the spell using the stone, but when Mariah moved in her sleep and threw one leg out from under the covers, he didn’t know if he could do it. Bare flesh, creamy and soft, slid along the quilt as Mariah moaned in her sleep and spoke his name. A dull light formed inside the ruby stone, strengthening with Mariah’s moans. Roman closed his eyes against the onslaught of desire brushing against his body and soul. It sought entrance, control, and a response. She must be dreaming of him. It was the only explanation. His eyes snapped open when the bed creaked. Heavy-lidded, sleepy eyes opened with a reddish glow lighting their dark depths.

“Mariah?” Roman spoke her name as a question, not fully understanding what was happening, but the stone did. Brilliant red light shot from the ruby’s rough edges, saturating the walls, the floors, and everything in between in its glow. Roman tilted his face as Mariah rose from her reclined position to sit on the side of the bed. A trickle of unease sped down his spine. This wasn’t supposed to happen. Mariah was using the stone against him, and her desire magnified his own, fed off it, and seduced in strong waves. Roman groaned as his cock swelled painfully and his body clenched with need.

“Do you come to me as a warlock, vampire, or as man?”

The question was asked so softly Roman wasn’t sure he heard her voice. Mariah’s eyes blazed with color. She was a temptress, a woman bent on crushing what remained of his heart, and he hated her for it. Roman pinched the bridge of his nose when the truth reared its ugly head, forcing him to accept what was meant to be. He craved her like no other. This would be the one and only night they ever spent together. The spell was cast, and she shouldn’t remember anything, so for once, he let the caged passion soar. “I come to you as all three.”

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More about Kristal:

Kristal Dawn Harris is an award-winning, Rone nominated, American romance author. She has been married for 27 years and has two children. Kristal finished a degree from Miami University in Accounting Technology, but quickly realized she preferred words over numbers. She is an avid reader and, in particular, loves darker paranormal romance. Her hobbies include coin collecting, physical fitness, stained-glass art (beginner), poetry, and song writing.

Kristal primarily writes for her publisher, The Wild Rose Press, although it should be noted she has self-released several books. She writes paranormal, fantasy, erotic, as well as contemporary romance in different lengths.

Fun facts:

Favorite color:  Red

Favorite Movie:  Under the Tuscan Sun

Favorite Paranormal Author:  Christine Feehan

Favorite ice cream:  Butter Pecan or Mint Choc Chip

Favorite Chocolate:  Dark chocolate

Favorite Candy:  Sea Salt Caramel Chocolate

Favorite Vacation:  Badlands, South Dakota

Favorite Genre Romance:  Historical romance

Favorite female actor:  Kate Winslet

Favorite male actor:  Alexander Skarsgard

Favorite TV shows:  Ancient Aliens, What on Earth, UFO Files, The Abandoned, The Unexplained. (I’m a true nerd, and embrace it fully…lol)

Where to find her:

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Goodreads | YouTube | BookBub | Amazon | Pinterest

Wishing you all the best with your new release, Kristal!  🙂

A Sneak Peek Inside RETURN OF THE RAVEN ~ Now Available for Pre-Order!

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Return of the Raven is now available for preorder! Here’s the overall story of this time travel romance:

Margaret, Lady Ravenwood, is trapped in a loveless marriage and firmly entrenched in the medieval world. Along comes Griffin Nightshade, a historian from the future whose soul resonates with hers. He persuades her to return with him to the 1950s, but heeding her heart means courting danger from a curse that could spell her doom.

Haunted by his parents’ sudden deaths, Griffin knows all too well the pain born of love lost. He guards his emotions, but Margaret delves deep and goes straight to the soul. She’s hard to resist…and harder to set free.

The heart’s desire and history’s demands don’t always agree. Yet true love is eternal.

A sneak peek between the pages:

Dressed in blue-striped pajamas, Griffin stood in front of his bed. His gaze shifted back and forth between two books. Usually, he was a decisive reader, but tonight was different. He’d had Margaret on the mind the entire time he perused the library shelves, and even now, the sound of her bathwater filling the tub next door plagued his focus.

Nevertheless, he’d narrowed the choice to two books: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles or Dennis Wheatley’s The Devil Rides Out. He’d read both before and enjoyed them immensely, so he couldn’t go wrong with either one.

So what’s it going to be? Murder on the moors or black magic on Salisbury Plain?

Margaret’s clear-toned voice penetrated the wall between their bedrooms. She was humming the first part of the sonata he’d played tonight. Not only did she have an ear for language; she also had one for music. She had perfect pitch, too, as did he, which allowed him to discern that she hummed the exact same notes he’d played on the Steinway. Her singing voice was just as lovely as he’d imagined it might be.

His brow furrowed. He had no business imagining anything about her, least of all her naked body slipping into a warm bath and—

Stop! He huffed and rubbed his mouth with his hand. Then he refocused his attention on the books for the umpteenth time. Come on now. Murder or magic? Magic or murder?

“Griff!” A note of panic tinged her voice.

Meg! In trouble!

He dashed into the hall and into her bedroom, then flung open the bathroom door. She stood in the bathtub, clad in bubbles whose brethren spilled over the side of the tub onto the floor. Luckily, the white foam covered all but her neck, head, and one shoulder.

“There’s too much of it.” She gestured to the mess and sent a cluster of bubbles flying through the air.

“I can see that. Are you hurt?”

“No, just unnerved. They kept building and building until I feared they might cover the entire chamber.”

“First, let’s turn off the water.” He reached into the sea of foam, found the faucets, and twisted each one in turn. “How much of the soapy liquid did you use?”

“The whole bottle.”

His eyes widened. “Well, that explains it. Only a small amount is necessary.”

“When Hannah showed me how to use it, she simply turned the bottle upside down to demonstrate pouring. I assumed all of the liquid was needed.” With a rueful expression, she looked around her. “Obviously not.”

She was adorable. And underneath those bubbles, she was nude. Time to go!

“Well, I’m glad ʼtwas nothing serious. I’ll just be going now.” With an about face, he headed for the door.

“Wait.”

Uh oh. What does she want now? He turned back around.

“I must know something, and you’re the only one who can help me know it.”

A warning bell pealed in his mind and urged his heart to quicken its pace. “What do you want to know?”

“Earlier, you called me attractive, but you haven’t seen all of me.”

Only by the grace of those bubbles! Did she intend to bare all? No…modesty would prevent that. But the look in her eye—that steady gleam of determination—made him nervous. “Surely you don’t mean—”

“I do. All of my married life, Evoric has mocked me and deemed me unappealing.”

“To him mayhap.” Or eunuchs. Otherwise…

Adamantly, she shook her head. “To all men. Or so he says.”

He is such a sleaze. “He’s just trying to make excuses for his own failure.”

“That may be, but I’ll never know for certain unless you look upon me yourself and give me your honest opinion.”

Dear God. How did I get myself into this mess? “I really think ʼtis better if—”

“Griff.” Her violet eyes pleaded with him. “I know I’ve asked a lot from you, but I need this. Otherwise, I’ll wonder about it the rest of my life.”

How could he deny her the chance to rebuild her self-confidence? He took a deep breath, pushed it out, and braced for what would come. “Very well. Show yourself to me.”

Buy the book to see what happens next!

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Thanks for checking out this preview of the fifth book in the series. The Novels of Ravenwood will always hold a special place in my heart. I’ll truly miss these characters and their world!

The first four books will soon be on sale for 99 cents; I’ll let you know when. Enjoy the rest of your week!  🙂

Resolve to Read More Books Giveaway ~ N. N. Light’s Book Heaven

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It’s a brand-new year, and many of you have made resolutions. Here’s one that should be easy to keep: read more books in 2021! N. N. Light’s Book Heaven is sponsoring an incredible giveaway where you can win books–e-copy, print, and audio–plus a gift card. Everything from fiction to romance to young adult is up for grabs, and you might win one of my books. I’m donating audiobook codes for the first two books in my Guardians of Erin young adult paranormal series: The Cauldron Stirred and The Stone Awakened.

If you want to win my prizes, be sure to mention it in the box on the Rafflecopter entry. The giveaway runs through January 31. Enter below and good luck!

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RETURN OF THE RAVEN ~ A Release Date!

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I just got my release date for Return of the Raven: February 17, 2021. Finally! This is the fifth and final book in my medieval/time travel romance series, The Novels of Ravenwood. Here’s the scoop on the story:

Margaret, Lady Ravenwood, is trapped in a loveless marriage and firmly entrenched in the medieval world. Along comes Griffin Nightshade, a historian from the future whose soul resonates with hers. He persuades her to return with him to the 1950s, but heeding her heart means courting danger from a curse that could spell her doom.

Haunted by his parents’ sudden deaths, Griffin knows all too well the pain born of love lost. He guards his emotions, but Margaret delves deep and goes straight to the soul. She’s hard to resist…and harder to set free.

The heart’s desire and history’s demands don’t always agree. Yet true love is eternal.

I can’t wait to share it with you! I’ll be putting the previous books in the series on sale soon. Stay tuned!  🙂

Christmas and Holiday Book Festival ~ SHADOW OF THE SWAN

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The Christmas and Holiday Book Festival continues at N. N. Light’s Book Heaven! Today, they’re featuring an excerpt from Shadow of the Swan, the third of The Novels of Ravenwood. I also share a family holiday tradition. Check it out here!

 

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway! You could win one of 5 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift cards. Wishing you luck and a joyous holiday season!  🙂

 

Medieval Monday #12 ~ SHADOW OF THE SWAN

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Welcome to the final Medieval Monday of our current round. Hard to believe it’s coming to a close! To find links to the other participating authors’ excerpts, visit the Medieval Romance Lovers Facebook page here. (#MedMonFall20)

When we left Constance and Robert last week, she was testing the waters. They’ve spoken about lovemaking in the past, but now she’s asking for more particulars, trying to determine whether or not he still desires her. See what you think after reading this twelfth and final snippet:

            She sipped her wine, then placed the cup on the table.  “Remind me, if you would.”

            He shifted in his seat.  “I told you where I’d put my mouth.”

            “I recall it now.  You said every inch of me, even…”  Heat raced through her body.  “But you exaggerate.  Kissing every inch would take all night.  There must be areas you would focus on.”

            “Constance, what are you about?  Is this mere curiosity or something more?”

            “Perhaps both.”  Her cheeks burned.

            He sipped his wine, but his gray eyes smoldered above the rim of the cup.

Want to know what happens next? You can buy the award-nominated book or audiobook at these online stores:

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In related news, Return of the Raven–the fifth and final book in The Novels of Ravenwood series–is moving swiftly toward publication. I’ll keep you posted!

Thanks so much for following along for this round of Medieval Monday. We’ll be back with another themed excerpt soon. Until then, I want to wish everyone a joyous holiday season. Take care and enjoy!  🙂

 

CURL UP WITH A BOOK GIVEAWAY ~ N. N. Light’s Book Heaven

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As winter approaches in the Northern Hemisphere, my inner bookaholic rejoices because there’s nothing better than curling up, warm and cozy, with a good book. N. N. Light has gathered both new releases and backlist in this giveaway that’s sure to please any booklover. Free e-copy, print, and audio books are just waiting for readers to indulge in. You can even enter to win one of mine: The Cauldron Stirred (Guardians of Erin, Book One).

Make sure to mention it or any other prize you’d like to win when you enter via Rafflecopter. Enter below and good luck!

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