Monday, October 27, 2014

Get Wicked With Entangled Blog Hop



I LOVE HALLOWEEN!!!
Who doesn't, right? But really, I love it. I'm a huge fan of spooky, although I don't really get into gore. Since kiddo has gotten older, we have a ball with Halloween, especially pumpkins and costumes.

This was last year's pumpkin. We had a great time carving it!





And this is last year's costume. Kiddo was a bug-eyed scientist like from the movie Monsters vs. Aliens and I loved it because he made the costume all on his own!



This year we haven't carved our pumpkin yet and we're still looking for ideas. What do you think of these by John Neill?? (from http://www.boredpanda.com/creepy-pumpkin-carvings-jon-neill/ ) These are going to be way beyond my artistic ability.






HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!!

In the comments, tell me ... are you a fan of the classic carved pumpkin, or do you like to shake things up? Also, what was the best costume you ever made??

Here's the rafflecopter for my prize!! (Because I TOTALLY screwed it up, I'm leaving it open until October 30!)

a Rafflecopter giveaway



Want more prizes? Visit the other Get Wicked blogs participating in this hop!



Get Wicked with Entangled Blog Hop
1. Entangled in Romance (US) 42. Shelf Addiction 83. Jodi Linton
2. Rosalie Lario 43. Arlene @ Waves of Fiction (INT) 84. Miranda Liasson
3. Avery Flynn 44. Night Owl Reviews 85. Heather McCollum (US)
4. Maghon @happy tails and tales 45. Kelly 86. Talia Hunter
5. Jennifer/Books Make Me Happy (INT) 46. Jessabella Reads 87. Nina Croft
6. Readers Live A Thousand Lives (INT) 47. Ellie @ Spiced Latte Reads 88. Heather Thurmeier
7. Kerri Carpenter 48. Lily Espy 89. Beth @ Curling Up With A Good Book (US)
8. Stormi@ Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh my! (US) 49. Books That Hook 90. Danielle R. Graham
9. Snarky Mom Reads.... (INT) 50. Krista Ames 91. Melanie Karsak (INT)
10. Reese Monroe 51. Bookoholic Anom (INT) 92. Michele de Winton
11. Jen Bradlee 52. Under the Covers Book Blog (INT) 93. Jennifer Blackwood
12. Read-Love-Blog 53. We Love Kink (US) 94. In The Pages of a Good Book
13. RhiReading 54. JK Coi 95. For the Love of Bookends
14. Margo Bond Collins 55. Becky on Books 96. Romance Schmomance
15. Books that Aim for the Heart 56. Let Me Be Fictional (INT) 97. The Rest Is Still Unwritten (INT)
16. Heather Ayala (Not Everyone's Mama) 57. Aleah Barley 98. Dawn Roberto (INT)
17. Lisa Kessler's Blog 58. Books and Swoons (US) 99. Angel's Guilty Pleasures (INT)
18. Zoe Forward 59. Rabid Reads (US) 100. Christine Glover
19. Tonya Burrows 60. Prisoners of Print (INTL) 101. Jus Accardo
20. Dawn Chartier 61. Book Flame (INT) 102. Tina Gabrielle @ The Violet Femmes
21. Margay Leah Justice 62. The Revolving Bookcase (US) 103. Ophelia London (int)
22. Michelle McLean 63. The Reading Slump (INT) 104. Reading Between the Wines Book Club
23. Robin Bielman 64. Urban Girl Reader (Int) 105. Ali Kiki @ Dazzled by Books (US)
24. Jess & Loren @ Such a Novel Idea 65. deal sharing aunt usa 106. Book Nook Nuts
25. herding cats & burning soup 66. 3 partners in shopping usa 107. Books Unhinged
26. Pages From My Thought ()INT 67. History Undressed 108. Tonya Kuper (INT)
27. Tricia Skinner 68. Smut Book Junkie Reviews 109. Veronica Forand
28. Literary GossiP 69. Boone Brux 110. Linda Bond
29. Alicia @ Addicted Readers (INT) 70. Amanda Usen (INT) 111. Callie's Comments
30. Once Upon a Twilight 71. Kim @ kimberlyfaye reads (INT) 112. Shannon Lee Alexander
31. It's a books world (INT) 72. Jocelyn Adams (INT) 113. Sonya Weiss
32. Bethany Carter 73. Mel 114. Dori Lavelle (INT)
33. Jenna Does Books (US) 74. Kimmy & Rinny - Opinionated Cupcakes (INT) 115. Tamara Hughes (US)
34. Sapphyria's Book Reviews (INT) 75. Mad Hatter Reads 116. Claudia Shelton
35. The Chiq Blog 76. Bookswagger 117. Chris Cannon
36. The Reading Date (INT) 77. DK Wade 118. Fiction Fangirls
37. Harlie's Books 78. The Autumn Review 119. God Mission Possible
38. Book Liaison 79. Crystal Rants 120. Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf (US/CAN)
39. Brynna Curry 80. Pretty Sassy Cool 121. GothicMoms
40. Straight Shootin' Book Reviews 81. Mundie Moms
41. Tattoogirl 82. Robin Covington

Monday, June 23, 2014

In Bed with the Competition

My contemporary island romance, In Bed with the Competition, is available June 30! I'm so excited, and I wanted to share a little bit about what brought this story out of me.

It's about two friends who were on the verge of something more, but couldn't quite make the leap of faith in one another. A year later, they're business competitors who have both come to a convention in sexy, hot Antigua, and come face to face with one another again!

For those of you who know my writing, you know that I write deep dark characters with lots of baggage and it's not often that I venture into contemporary, everyday settings. However, a while ago I realized that I needed a bit of a change, and I wanted a challenge as well. As such, In Bed with the Competition was born! (Actually, it was originally called Corporate Holiday--but that was a really boring title LOL)

I hope you'll join me during release week! My
Newsletter goes out on release day and it has all the details about the places I'll be blogging and the PRIZES that will be available to win, including this silver "island inspired" jewelry!!


IN BED WITH THE COMPETITION

 This rivalry is too hot for the tropics…

Elizabeth Carlson and Ben Harrison used to be friends, coworkers...and almost lovers. But that was before Ben proposed mixing business with pleasure. Elizabeth refuses to lose her heart to a hotshot tycoon with a cutthroat, take-no-prisoners attitude. Not with the prospect of starting her own company at stake.

Driven to succeed in all areas of his life, Ben couldn’t resist the temptation to make Liz his. But then she walked away, igniting a bitter rivalry. Competing for the same contract at a Caribbean conference ignites sparks too hot to ignore, and Ben’s determined to finish what they started, even if it’ll only last a few steamy, tropical nights.

Elizabeth’s resolve begins to crumble under Ben’s blatant seduction. Can she walk away from a hot island fling with the sexiest man she’s ever known with her heart intact, or will losing herself in Ben destroy everything she’s fought to achieve?

 Kindle | Kobo | Nook

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Le Ali Del Peccato

I'm so excited to share the news about my first foreign language edition!!


Falling Hard (aka Le Ali Del Peccato - or Wings of Sin) has been translated into Italian!

Good thing I have a hunky Italian hubby who speaks the language to tell me what it says, isn't it *grin*


Privata dagli arcangeli della capacità di provare emozioni, Amelia non sa nulla di amore e desiderio, di rabbia e di rimpianto. Finché non è costretta a scendere sulla terra per proteggere Gabriel Gunn, l'essere umano che le è stato affidato e nel quale è imprigionata l'anima nera di Lucifero. Perché quell'affascinante cantante rock, con la sua bellezza tormentata e la capacità di farle provare sensazioni deliziosamente conturbanti, risveglia in lei un desiderio carnale che la costringe a mettere in dubbio tutto ciò in cui ha sempre creduto. In una folle corsa contro il tempo, Amelia e Gabriel devono trovare un modo per sfuggire alle opposte fazioni di angeli ribelli che vogliono impadronirsi di lui per i propri scopi. E per salvare il loro amore dalla terribile oscurità che vive nel cuore di Gabriel.


If I have any Italian readers out there, I hope you pick it up and let me know how you like it :)

English version: Falling Hard


After a life filled with tragedy, rocker Gabriel Gunn thinks he's finally getting the better of his personal demons. Then he's attacked after a concert—and rescued by a warrior goddess brandishing a sword and white wings. As hard as it is to believe in an angelic bodyguard, Gabriel must face an even more impossible truth: he carries the devil's soul within him.

Amelia has been watching over Gabriel for years, using her angelic powers to prevent Lucifer's return. Now she must also protect him from warring angel factions with their own agendas. Amelia would do anything to avert another angelic war, even sacrifice her own emotions to avoid temptation. Yet with Gabriel she feels things she no longer wants to deny, and pleasure she never imagined.

But the closer Gabriel and Amelia get, the stronger Lucifer becomes. Will Amelia be forced to kill the man she's come to love to stop the war she's always feared?

Friday, August 02, 2013

The Story Continues...

Immortals Month was a blast! I had such a great time talking about these books, and I want to assure everyone that there's more to come! 

Besides Justice and Karnage, there will be more stories of the Immortals. I'll be working on Kane's story and even stories for Amanda and Michael too. 

But until then, please enjoy these four books that were SO amazing to write! 

IMMORTAL DUTY (book 1) 
Ellora's Cave / Kindle / Nook

Walking home from a late-night shift at the hospital, Amy Bennett unwittingly stumbles into the violent, mysterious world of sexy Rhys Morgan. She wants him at once, but he’s a man with dangerous secrets, and despite the explosive attraction between them, he seems determined to push her away.

One of the oldest of his kind, the intense Immortal warrior Rhys spends his nights on the streets of Chandler protecting the city from the demons that threaten to overrun it. Though strong, he now has a weakness…Amy.

His gift of premonition has always been a curse, and more so since Amy’s death has begun haunting his dreams. But she’s part of his world now, and Rhys doesn’t know how to save her, or how to protect his heart.

IMMORTAL KISS (book 2)
Ellora's Cave / Kindle / Nook 

It’s been two years since Baron’s initiation into the world of the Immortals, a task force who fight the demons hiding in the shadows of the human world. During those years, he’s been training hard and trying to forget. All in the name of setting aside his past to embrace the challenges of his new future…a future without Maxine Deveraux.

The last person Maxine wants to face is Baron Silver, the man her body and soul cry out for. But Baron’s brother is dying, and Maxine must honor his last wish.

A vendetta with a vampire doesn’t faze Baron…until the creature leaves Max on his doorstep, her beautiful body broken, her soul changed forever. Now Maxine must come to terms with her new dark nature—and if Baron wants to keep her, he’ll have to explain why he broke her heart.

DARK IMMORTAL (book 3) 
Ellora's Cave / Kindle

Diana freed Alric from his prison and the insanity his captivity inflicted upon him. She healed him with her passion, and now she lies broken after a vampire attack, locked deep inside herself where he cannot reach her.

The huge, muscled man leaning over the strange bed where Diana awakes is straight out of nightmares full of blood and pain. Yet she’s drawn to him, her body yearning for him even as her mind struggles to make sense of a lust she can’t recall.

Alric has no intention of giving up on the woman who never stopped fighting for him. His one hope is that time and his familiar touch will help her heal and remember. But with a demon god poised to tip the balance of power, time is not on their side.

FOREVER IMMORTAL (book 4) 
Ellora's Cave / Kindle / Nook

Eight years ago, science and reason ruled Gideon Bennett’s life. Until the death of an Immortal triggered a physical transformation, forcing him out of the laboratory and into a world of violence for which he was ill-prepared. Now a seasoned warrior, he is still haunted by his one massive failure—and the face and body of the woman he couldn’t save.

Lyssa James wasn’t looking for trouble when she set out to enjoy a night on the town. Instead she got a first-class ticket to a demon Hell dimension where she was trapped for eight long years. Now she’s finally escaped…only to run into the man who failed her. The passion between them is instant and irresistible, but neither of them is the same person they were eight years ago. And even as they battle with their desire, one of the nastiest demons from the Abyss is on the loose, threatening not only their lives but the future of humanity.


Thank you for following along with me this month, and I hope you got to know these characters a little better and you're excited to read their stories. I'll be drawing a few winners in the next week or so from my Twitter feed, and my Facebook page so keep your eyes open!!


Thursday, August 01, 2013

Gideon and Lyssa of FOREVER IMMORTAL




I’ve learned that things rarely go the way I plan them, so here I am finishing off Immortals Month after July 31 has already passed.

But I couldn’t just skip FOREVER IMMORTAL, Gideon and Lyssa’s story now could I?

This was the story I had planned on writing right after the first book. In fact, I did write most of it right after book 1 was finished. But I quickly realized that before Gideon could get a happy ever after, he would have to go through hell, and so would Lyssa…quite literally.

And so eight years passed in the world of the Immortals. Gideon has spent that time feeling guilt about sending an innocent human woman to meet her death in a hell dimension, and Lyssa has been in said hell dimension trying not to die. When they meet again, things have changed drastically for the both of them!

Here's a brief excerpt...



Gideon had expected the attack from the moment he’d realized someone was there. He could sense the panic, fear, desperation and rage coming toward him in thick waves. He was surprised, though, that his attacker turned out to be female and human—at least he thought she was human, but her speed and strength gave him cause to wonder.

He let out a low oof when she kicked him in the stomach, but didn’t retaliate except to try and contain her arms and legs.

She was quick—faster than any human he’d ever seen—and she evaded his grip with every twisting, furious move. He tried to get a look at her but her long, dirty hair hung down over her face, obscuring her features. He wondered how she could see through that curtain of hair, but when she got him again, this time with a hard punch to the nose, he didn’t worry about it. Obviously, she could see just fine.

While Gideon didn’t want to hurt her, he was growing weary of getting beaten up when he hadn’t done anything to deserve such treatment.

He reached for her wrist and she twisted out of his hold, lunging away from him again before jabbing him in the ribs and twirling out of reach. He went for her shoulder from behind, and as he grazed the back of her neck the woman went ballistic.

Crazed now, she turned into a frenzied berserker, spinning in his arms, wildly kicking and biting, tearing her nails across his cheek.

“Damn it, woman. That’s enough,” he ground out.

Gideon deflected her next blow then he stepped toward her. He swept his leg behind her to push her off balance and followed her down.

They hit the ground, Gideon on top. He tried to hold her still as he straddled her slight frame. Forced to lock her wrists in both his hands, he stretched them above her head. Though she had yet to make a sound, she continued to fight, writhing and twisting beneath him, bucking her hips in an attempt to push him off.

“Jesus Christ. Be still, won’t you? I’m not going to hurt you.” It was as if he hadn’t spoken, or she hadn’t heard.

He transferred her hands to one of his so he could push aside the dirty and matted veil of hair from her face. It was impossible to tell what color it was, but as her face was revealed and he stared into those desperate green eyes, he knew that when clean her hair would burn. A brilliant, stunning red.

Lyssa. 

Her eyes feral with fear and rage, the woman was his past come back to haunt him.


 
I hope you enjoyed it! I've been blessed to have received amazing reviews for all of the IMMORTALS series, and this one from LASR recently was wonderful! 

"It was awesome, plain and simple. I loved it from start to finish. Ms. Coi pens deeply moving characters that stole their way into my soul. The action is heart-pounding, the sex scenes are smoking hot, and her Immortals are true warriors that won my trust, my respect, and my love."

In fact, FOREVER IMMORTAL is up for "Best Book of the Month" and voting is this weekend. If you like the review, I would appreciate your vote very much!